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Winemaker Peter & Rebecca Work
Peter & Rebecca started their careers in technology and in 2001 decided to leave their jobs to become winemakers. Their son Don (winemaker for Seasmoke)was their initial teacher followed by several other consultants.
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Ampelos Cellars Lompoc, CA 93436 www.ampeloscellars.com
312 North 9th Street
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 736-9957
Fax : 805 456-0461
Email: info@ampeloscellars.com
Tasting room hours: --- (Map)
Thrusday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm or by appointment any other time.
  • Thursday:
  • 11:00 AM.5:00 PM.
  • Friday:
  • 11:00 AM.5:00 PM.
  • Saturday:
  • 11:00 AM.5:00 PM.
  • Sunday:
  • 11:00 AM.5:00 PM.
    Ampelos has been a family endeavor from the start…. Initially “corporate folks”, we loved getting away to the Sta. Rita Hills on weekends and dreamt of one day planting our own vineyard and making wines. A cancelled meeting on the morning of September 11, 2001 helped us to realize that someday was today!


    Ampelos is the greek word for “vine” chosen because we believe that all “great wines start in the vineyard”. We employ biodynamic farming practices, with rich cover crops, our own compost, elimination of herbicides and in general good, environmentally conscientious farming -- one of the first vineyards in the United States to be certified sustainable, organic and biodynamic. We are truly a small boutique winery producing about 3500 cases a year focusing on Viognier, Rose of Syrah, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Grenache.


    One of the best things about being winemakers is our opportunity to meet and share our love for wine with others. Come and visit us and join us for a glass of wine.
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    2005 Rho
  • Appellation: Santa Rita Hills
  • Pinot Noir
  • Winemaker: Peter & Rebecca Work
  • The nose of brown sugar, sarsparilla, and bing cherries on this garnet hued beauty captivate at first scent. offering a pleasing pallet of cinnamon infused mole, dark berries and bing cherries. The 2005 rho is lush, fruit driven and the big, long tannin structure will aid beautifully in aging.
  • Acclaim: Wine Spectator gave this wine 91 points and Wine Enthusiast magazine gave it 90 points.
  • Question? Comment? info@ampeloscellars.com
  • Visit: www.ampeloscellars.com
  • $48.00
    Regular
    as of 12/07
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    Phone: (805) 736-9957
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    Red ------------- ---
    2006 Lambda
  • Appellation: Santa Rita Hills
  • Pinot Noir
  • Winemaker: Peter & Rebecca Work
  • The bountiful red fruit dominates the black cherries and the underlying flavor of cola. Accented with hints of exotic spice, gingerbread and warm earthiness.  This sumptuous extract, smooth and elegant, like a ballet in rehearsal. A very layered wine that is softly framed by fine tannins. 
  • Acclaim: Wine Spectator in a futures tasting gave this wine +89 - 90 score. Wine Enthusiast magazine gave it 91 points
  • 1059 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? info@ampeloscellars.com
  • Visit: www.ampeloscellars.com
  • $35.00
    Regular
    as of 12/07
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    Phone: (805) 736-9957
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    2005 Syrah - Epsilon
  • Appellation: Santa Barbara County
  • Winemaker: Peter & Rebecca Work
  • Epsilon is our specialty label at ampelos. Each year before bottling we taste through all of our barrels. When we find a wine that is truly unique we set it aside and bottle it under the epsilon label. A deep, dark garnet red color promises a big wine. The nose indicates spices and dark fruit as well as a little vanilla and cr®me brulee. The pallet is big: candy, rainier cherries, chocolate raspberry tart, a hint of cinnamon and violets while the oak flavors a... ...read more
  • 140 cases produced
  • Question? Comment? info@ampeloscellars.com
  • Visit: www.ampeloscellars.com
  • $35.00
    Regular
    as of 12/07
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    Phone: (805) 736-9957
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    2005 Syrah - Gamma
  • Appellation: Santa Rita Hills
  • Winemaker: Peter & Rebecca Work
  • This is our black beauty or what we like to say our "lip licking" wine. Gamma offers a nose of toasted oak and dark cherries. The palate of almonds, orange peel and dark chocolate are the signature of syrah from the ampelos vineyard.
  • Question? Comment? info@ampeloscellars.com
  • Visit: www.ampeloscellars.com
  • $35.00
    Regular
    as of 12/07
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    Phone: (805) 736-9957
    Fax: (805).456-0461 Tasting Room Open

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    Lompoc, CA
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    2005 Syrah/Grenache blend - Syrache
  • Appellation: Santa Barbara County
  • Unspecified
  • Winemaker: Peter & Rebecca Work
  • The 2005 vintage is comprised of 27% grenache and 73% syrah with a blend of warm and cool climate grapes. The syrah fruit comes from alisos, bien nacido and byron vineyards and the grenache comes from byron and alisos vineyards. we believe this wine will age very well and love how the different components compliment each other. Our syrache is full of bright fruits on the nose and palate especially cherries. This wine is all about the fruit, not the oak.
  • Acclaim: 2005 Syrache won a Gold medal at the prestigious Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Question? Comment? info@ampeloscellars.com
  • Visit: www.ampeloscellars.com
  • $28.00
    Regular
    as of 12/07
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    Phone: (805) 736-9957
    Fax: (805).456-0461 Tasting Room Open

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    Lompoc, CA












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