Taste Poetry

Vines planted 2002. Debut vintage 2006.
6404 Independence Ranch Place, San Miguel, CA 93451

Special Thanks to Matt Folsom of Folsomedia photography!

About Cinquain

pruned, picked, and pressed,
all by hand, on our land,
we share our art form and passion,
with you.

This simple 5-line poem, called a Cinquain, embodies the spirit of Cinquain Cellars, from nurturing 10,000 vines on our estate vineyard, to crafting small lots of artisan wines for your pleasure and ours. We like to think of our wine as bottled poetry and hope you will agree.

If you're interested in knowing more, here you go...The owner and winemaker, David Nagengast, graduated from the Fresno State University Enology program in 1985 with the dream of someday having his own vineyard and winery. In 2000, the search for the perfect site culminated in the purchase of a small hillside property, overlooking Hog Canyon and the Estrella River basin from 1000-ft elevation, in the Northeast area of the Paso Robles Estrella Appellation. In 2002, the 14-acre vineyard was planted with 10,000 vines including nine different Bordeaux, Rhône, and Port varieties. In 2007, the construction of their simple 1200 square-foot winery was completed. And now, after 31 years of making wines professionally for a variety of small and medium sized wineries in Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Clara County, and Oregon, the culmination of this dream is evident with the establishment of Nagengast Estate Vineyard, Cinquain Cellars and the availability of 1500 cases annually.


Recent Awards

98 Points for 2011 Syrah & Best Syrah & Best of Class in State of California
2015 California State Fair Wine Competition.

94 Points & Best of Class of Region for 2011 Malbec
2015 California State Fair Wine Competition.

94 Points & Best of Class of Region for 2011 Tempranillo
2015 California State Fair Wine Competition.

97 Points for 2011 Haiku Red
2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Best of Class for 2011 Independence Red in $20-$29 Bordeaux Blends Category
2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

94 Points & Platinum Medal for 2013 Chardonnay
2015 San Diego International Wine Competition.

92 Points for 2010 Cinquain Bordeaux Blend
2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition.


Sat., Dec 5th from 12PM to 4PM - Wine Club Pickup & Pizza Party and Holiday Bazaar.
Join us at the winery for wood-fired pizzas, new wine releases and to pick up your December wine club shipment. You can also shop for homemade holiday crafts made by your fellow wine club members. If you'd like to reserve a table to sell your creations, please reply to beth@cinquaincellars.com.
Wine Club Members Only. RSVPs are appreciated to wineclub@cinquaincellars.com

Sat., Dec 12th from 12PM to 4PM - Grapevine Wreath Making and Wine Tasting.
Join us at the winery for wine tasting and wreath making. We'll have all the supplies you need, and you can take home a handcrafted holiday wreath made from freshly pruned grapevines.
One wreath free per wine club member. $10 for guests. We look forward to seeing you!

Join the Club

We invite you to join The Cinquain Society Wine Club and become part of a special group of wine enthusiasts who get unique benefits. As a Cinquain Society Wine Club member, you'll receive:

* 25% off all wine club shipments - 2 bottles every 3 months in March, June, September, and December.

* Up to 50% off on additional purchases made at the winery or thru email once you've joined.

* Invitations to members-only parties and events.

* Priority access to limited production and pre-release wines.

* Private barrel tastings with the owners for you and your group. Reservation is required.

* There is no annual fee, and you may cancel anytime.

Please send an email to: wineclub@cinquaincellars.com to join.

Your credit card will be charged between $55 and $95 (plus applicable tax & shipping) after each shipment occurs. Shipments occur in March, June, September and December.

Contact Us

We are only open to the public 7 times per year (until we can quit our day jobs!), with the next opening December 12th from 12PM to 4PM.

If you can't make that, don't be shy about scheduling a private appointment. It's what we do! We are are more than happy to host you and your guests for a private tasting. You can send an email to request a free, private tasting by clicking the link below. Please include preferred dates and times.


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