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Kivelstadt Cellars

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Kivelstadt Cellars was founded for our love of amazing California vineyards. After leaving a career in consulting in his early twenties, Jordan Kivelstadt traveled the world making wine in California, Australia, Chile and Argentina.

In 2007, Jordan made 125 cases of Estate Syrah. He drew inspiration both from his winemaking experiences in the new world and his family’s passion for European cuisine, art and wine culture. Hence our focus became exploring the product of incredible California vineyards, with a nod toward the rich history and balance of the old world wines that came before us.

Since the inaugural 2007 vintage, our production has grown to 3,500 cases annually. We strive to create wines of intrigue that maintain a fun and approachable style and challenge the status quo of conventional California wines.


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Jordan Kivelstadt - Wayward Son

As Founder and Head Winemaker at Kivelstadt Cellars, Jordan seeks to create wines that stand out. His passion for food and wine permeates everything he does. By day he is the Founder and CEO of Free Flow Wines, a wine on tap company focused on improving the quality and sustainability of the wine we drink in restaurants. He initially cut his teeth in wine working harvests in California, Argentina, Chile and Australia. Kivelstadt Cellars is Jordan's creative outlet and brings balance to his daily responsibilities at Free Flow. He pours all of those experiences into innovating in the wine industry and improving our wines at Kivelstadt Cellars vintage after vintage.


 

Alex Pomerantz "AP" - Consigliere

Alex joined the Kivelstadt Cellars team in 2011 after leaving behind a desk job in New York. He met Jordan and his family in a serendipitous moment while in search of a harvest internship and immediately dove into all aspects of the business. As GM and Assistant Winemaker, Alex divides his time between managing sales, vineyard sourcing, winemaking and almost everything in between. Alex' passion for natural wines, his love of the old-world and his thirst for exploring unique California vineyards makes him right at home in the Kivelstadt family.


 

Connor Ross - Capo

A Southern California native, Connor left his career as an plant biologist two years ago to work in the wine industry. What was a curiosity soon became a passion, and Connor sought to learn everything he could about wine. He joined the team in August, 2015 to open the tasting room and lead hospitality, soon taking over management of the tasting room and putting his diverse background to use. In his new role as Head of Direct Sales, he’s running all aspects of our new direct to consumer business, and creating unique experiences that are changing the way people interact with wine. 

Miles Burgin – Barone

After years of service in military intelligence as an Arabic linguist, Miles heard the call of the vines and returned to his native Sonoma Valley to start a career in wine. Managing all aspects of the Kivelstadt Cellars tasting room, he is enthusiastic about trying to break the mold of what a California winery can be while maintaining the small town charm and hospitality that makes his home town so great.

Nancy Kivelson & Tom Angstadt – The ‘Rents

Kivelstadt Cellars wouldn't exist were it not for the inspiration from Jordan's family's vineyard. Tom & Nancy purchased Kivelstadt Vineyard in 2005, where they created a warm retreat for friends and family to gather. They manage the 10 acres of vines at the estate vineyard, which makes up about a third of our wine production. Amongst a million other things, they are passionate grape growers, food and wine lovers and a constant presence in our lives. Visit Nancy's Cornerwhere we periodically feature recipes developed from the estate gardens by Nancy herself. 

 

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