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Picayune Cellars - PLUS!


We are happy to introduce this exciting new producer

Picayune Cellars was founded in 2011 as a unique collaboration between Claire Ducrocq Weinkauf and Jennifer Pollock Roberts. The two women come from different backgrounds in the wine business, but they instantly bonded over their shared passion for wine. Claire, a French native, moved to California in 2006 when she was recruited by winemaker Paul Hobbs. Prior to that, she had been working in the wine industry in Chile and Argentina, and her winemaking skills were world-renowned. Claire is married to Aron Weinkauf, the vineyard manager and winemaker for Spottswoode Winery. Her partner Jennifer had been a successful marketer for a handful of boutique wineries and co-owned a wine brokerage business for seven years in Sonoma County. She and her husband Nathan Roberts, the co-owner of Arnot Roberts Winery and Cooper, met through their love of food and wine.

When Claire and Jennifer met, they instantly bonded over their shared passion for food and wine and together founded Picayune Cellars in 2011. They were both in contact with incredible winemakers and had access to exceptional wines and highly desirable fruit, and decided to take advantage of their fortuitous positions. Claire and Jennifer began “rescuing” small lots of fruit from prestigious producers in Napa Valley and Sonoma County, and would then conduct extensive blending trials to create elegant, balanced wines from both regions.

The name Picayune (pronounced pi-ka-`yün), by the way, comes from a Spanish coin that is worth only half the value of a real coin. The idea is that Picayune wines are prestigious wines, but offered at only half the price. The key image on each wine label references their mission of ‘Unlocking secret wines from California.’ With just three vintages under their belt, Claire and Jennifer have proven to be quite the dynamic duo. Their limited release wines from Picayune Cellars are already in high demand, and they are especially praised for their fantastic Sauvignon Blanc.

We are happy to introduce this exciting new producer and hope you enjoy Picayune’s stunning inaugural vintage.


  1. Picayaune
    2011 Sauvignon Blanc
    Picayaune
    Napa Valley

    $18.50

    $21.00
    91+ - Richard Jennings
    id: 2359
    Gold

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