Winemaker Kim Hartleroad started Blue Cape Cellars to fulfill a longtime goal of making a wine of distinction. The Blue Cape logo honors Kim's late mother Aletha, (pictured on the right) who proudly wore a blue cape in her duties as a caring registered nurse.


Contact us at 602-690-5108 or email winemaker Kim Hartleroad at khartleroad@cox.net.

2012 Blue Cape Cellars Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 

Approximately 240 cases of the 2012 Blue Cape Cellars Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir were produced.  This wine, maintains a richness and deep color true to the terroir of Santa Barbara County.  Sourced from 667 and 777 Dijon clones from the Rio Vista and Hayes Ranch ultra-premium vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills this wine displays a nose of of ripe cherries and dried strawberries and an elegance one expects from world class Pinot Noir.  This wine was aged in 100% French oak, about 20% new and the remaining seasoned (neutral) oak.





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The Blue Cape Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills was our first award winning wine, winning a Double Gold medal at the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition sponsored by the Tasting Panel Magazine. The wine scored 96 out of 100 points! Since then, we have won awards for every Pinot Noir submitted.  The wine is limited in quantity but still available at Phoenix's Duck and Decanter, Razz in Scottsdale, Scottsdale's Ruth's Chris Steak House, Coup de Tartes restaurant and the popular Phoenix wine bar the Whining Pig.



2012 Blue Cape Cellars Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills Reserve

The 2012 Blue Cape Cellars Pinot Noir Reserve was fermented in 100% new French oak barrels of medium toast plus for 16 months.  Unfiltered and unfined the wine shows strong notes of vanilla from the French oak with rich concentrated Central Coast Pinot Noir varietal flavors. The wine is dark in color with layers of dried strawberries, cherries, spice and mocha. Only 41 cases were produced!  This wine won a Bronze medal in the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition.

News - the 2014 Kim Hartleroad's Blue Cape Cellars Pinot Noir was awarded a Silver Medal at the recent San Francisco International Wine Competition!  For complete results, visit http://sfwinecomp.com/results/overview.




2013 Blue Cape Cellars Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills Reserve

Kim Hartleroad’s 2013 Blue Cape Cellars Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Reserve was awarded a Silver medal in the 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition. The 2013 Blue Cape Cellars Pinot Noir is an elegant wine made from premium grapes sourced from vineyards in Santa Barbara County.  Only 198 cases of the 2013 Blue Cape Cellars Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir were produced.  The grapes used for the 2013 Blue Cape Cellars Pinot Noir include Dijon clones 114, 2A and Pommard, all grown in the Rio Vista vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County.