Ancient Oak Cellars

Ancient Oak Cellars
637 Fourth St
Santa Rosa, CA  95404

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Tasting Room Open Mon–Sat 11–5; Fri 11–7; Sun 12–5

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Private tasting by appointment, sustainable farming practices, owners often on site, art gallery and gift store


The story of Ancient Oak Cellars is about families working together. It begins on Siebert Ranch in the Russian River Valley, where Ken Moholt-Siebert’s grandfather, Henry Siebert, started planting grapevines about 20 years ago. When Ken and his wife Melissa acquired the land, they decided that instead of selling the grapes, they would farm the vineyard and make their own wine. In 2006, they founded their winery with a few hundred cases of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir made from Siebert Ranch grapes.

Today, Ken and Melissa farm about 45 acres of vineyard land—some that they own, and some that they lease from other families who originally planted their vines—live on the land, and still care for it. With the help of Arnulfo Becerra and Juan Moreno, both of whom have farmed with the family for more than 20 years, they manage their own Siebert Ranch (15 acres of Pinot Noir) and help farm Pagnano Vineyard (3 acres of Zinfandel). Recently, they became involved with another very special 22-acre vineyard planted to Bordeaux varieties, up on Sonoma Mountain. Located next to the famed Laurel Glen Vineyard, the land where Berger Vineyard is now planted, has been owned by Fred Berger’s family since the late 1800s. Fred, now 82, and his wife Carol invited Ken and Melissa to lend a hand, and the couple started farming the land in the summer of 2011. “We were honored to be asked and we’re very excited about the characteristics of this vineyard,” Ken says. He and Melissa called upon Winemaker Kent Barthman to help craft their first vintage of wines made from Berger Vineyard grapes. Recently released, they show intense color and fruit flavor, with delicate notes as well.

The wines can be tasted in downtown Santa Rosa inside Corrick’s, another long time family-owned business. As guests enjoy the wines, they’ll also get a taste of the pride these families take in helping to craft Ancient Oak Cellars wines.

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Tasting Room: No

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: No

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: No

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: No

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: No

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: No

Event Facilities: No

Corp. Meetings: No

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

Family Owned and Operated: No

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: No