Tomi Cellars is the new project from Boyd Shermis and Denise Davis, with a little help from some family and good friends. We're just getting started, but currently have eight separate vintages ageing in barrels. Our goal is to make the finest wines possible from the finest vineyards in Central Coast of California. We've spent the last two decades learning what it takes to make wines of distinction, wines that evoke place of origin. Wines that we want to drink - and wines that we hope you'll want to drink, too.
Tomi Cellars currently operates out of Imagine Wine in Buellton, California - courtesy of my good friend and mentor, Ross Rankin. Ross has been my primary influence in winemaking techniques and winemaking style, though I've been branching out a bit, beyond even Ross' comfort zone. I've been working hard over the last few years helping Ross continue to make his world-class Imagine Wines and to improve the winery facilites. In the meantime, Ross and his lovely wife, LynDee Rankin, have been very influencial and very generous in helping us to get our winery project, Tomi Cellars, off of the ground.
Tomi Cellars owns no vineyards. We purchase premium wine grapes from several top Central Coast vineyards. Vineyards such as Tierra Alta (Syrah, Grenache, Grenache Gris), Estelle (Merlot), Riverbench (Albarino), Thompson (Grenache Blanc), La Encantada (Pinot Noir), Watch Hill (Syrah) and Stanger Vineyards (Tempranillo).
Nothing for sale just yet, but we expect to have our first two bottlings done in May or June of this year (2021). This should include our 2020 Riverbench Albariño and our 2020 Tierra Alta Rosé of Grenache Gris.
If you're in the area, please inquire about a barrel tasting of these and other upcoming wines.
This is just a quick gallery of photos taken over the last two years. I expect to have a full-blown historical blog set up soon that will be updated once a month or so, so you can follow all the fun we're having at Tomi Cellars.