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Alpen Cellars Winery

Attractions, Wine & Brews

Shasta Cascades most award winning winery. Located in Trinity County right near the Trinity Lake, off the grid.

Shasta Cascades most award winning winery. Located in Trinity County right near the Trinity Lake. Come by anytime!


  • Locally or Family-Owned Business
  • Family-Friendly
  • Eco-Friendly

Alpen Cellars is a family venture where each of us takes part in the long painstaking process of wine production.
EACH STEP FROM PRUNING TO HARVEST, from crush to fermentation, and from fining to bottling is conducted on the premises with one goal in mind: to produce the best wine it is possible to make.
ALPEN CELLARS, ESTABLISHED ON A FAMILY RANCH in the spring of 1984, is situated in a picturesque mountain valley at the foot of towering craggy peaks in the rugged Trinity Lake region of Trinity County, California.
IT SEEMS AN UNLIKELY LOCATION to attempt to grow wine grapes. But the notion, a product of a young enology student’s vision, turned out to be notably rewarding. The combination of high elevation and favorable microclimate proved to be the ideal conditions for growing early maturing vinifera grapes such as White Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Lemberger / Blaufrankisch, the five varieties to which the ranch vineyard is planted.
WE ALSO FEATURE TWO ADDITIONAL WINES, Merlot which is grown at a site elsewhere in Trinity County. Also two blends, our dry white blend called State of Jefferson and our dry rose’ called Rose Gold.

Chardonnay 2009 Silver-Grand Cru International
Silver- California State Fair
Best of Varietal-Trinity Co. Fair
Blaufrankisch 2009 Double Gold & Best of Class North Coast-California
State Fair
Pinot Noir 2008 Silver-Pacific Rim International
Bronze-Tasters Guild International
Merlot 2007 Silver-Tasters Guild International
Bronze-Eastern International
Gewurtztraminer Silver-San Francisco International
2009 Bronze-Indy International
Bronze-Grand Cru
White Riesling 2009 Silver-San Francisco International
Silver-California State Fair
Silver-Indy International
Silver-Sommelier Challenge


The winery is open to the public throughout the year for tours, tasting, and retail sales.
Memorial Day through Labor Day we are open seven days a week, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The remainder of the year we are open by appointment. 530-266-9513


Wine Tasting
Yes, we are open for tasting. Our tasting area is outside and tables are spread out. We are open 7 days a week from 10-4 from Memorial Day to Labor Day, so bring a picnic and come taste some amazing wine at our off grid mountain winery!! Call for an appoitment for a visit in the off season - 530-266-9513

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