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Closed for Holy Week & Pascha, April 17-24

From April 17-24, 2022, Calistoga Orthodox Wines will be observing Holy Week and Pascha on the Eastern Orthodox calendar. Customers may place orders, but no wine will be shipped until Tuesday, April 26. Please expect a week's delay in the processing of your order. Thank you for your understanding!

Ordering Online

Below you will find information on our two labels, Premium Chalice Wine and California Chalice Wine.

If you are ordering 12 or more bottles, select the case option ("12 bottles") from the drop-down menu of the type of wine you want. Ordering by the case gives you a discount on the per-bottle price; those who order by the case receive a wholesale price on the wine! A mixed case (6 bottles Premium, 6 bottles California) is also available, just below the standard ordering section.

If you have received a discount code via email, please use it during the checkout process. This is especially important for our returning long-distance customers.

Traditional Chalice Wine

The general guidelines of the Orthodox Church, as determined by the Ecumenical Councils, state that the wine must be "sweet, pleasing to the taste, red like the color of blood with no additives and not fortified." Furthermore, the fruit must have the proper blessing read over them at harvest and at crush as specified by the Priest's Service Book (Book of Needs).

The entire production process of our wine is overseen and has the blessing of Orthodox clergy so that those who use our wine in the Divine Liturgy can be confident they are using wine of the highest quality made to the specifications of the Ecumenical Councils.

2018 Premium Chalice Wine

Hand-crafted in the traditional Kagor style from sustainably farmed 100% Malbec grapes, this wine is wonderfully rich and complex, retaining its flavor and depth even when mixed with hot water in the Divine Liturgy.

The 2018 Premium ChaliceWine exudes beautiful aromatics of black cherry,black licorice and black berry pie. Wonderful vanilla and cedar notes, derived from the French Oak barrels the wine was aged in, commingle with subtle spicey clove and nutmeg to add complexity and enhance the overall flavor profile. The wine’s natural sweetness and perfectly balanced acidity blend seamlessly with the velvety and lush tannins creating a soft yet powerful structure that is deeply satisfying.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Acid: 6.8 g/L

pH: 3.70

Production: 152 cases

Premium Chalice Wine

California Chalice Wine

A rich chalice wine made from locally sourced grapes and crafted using traditional methods, our California Chalice Wine is aged in oak barrels and offers the palate complex flavors and velety texture. Perfectly balanced with bold structure and lip-smacking acidity, this wine can be enjoyed on its own, yet maintains flavor and intensity when mixed with hot water for the Divine Liturgy.

We are currently offering the 2016 vintage, which is extremely special as featuring 100% Malbec grapes (previous vintages of California Chalice Wine featured Petit Syrah or Alicante). A "brighter" Malbec than our Premium label, the 2016 California Chalice Wine is a true Kagor with notes of cedar, nutmeg, and roasted coffee.

Alcohol: 13.2%

Acid: 7.0 g/L

pH: 3.75

Production: 334 cases

California Chalice Wine

Mixed Case
"Your wine is a real blessing as I mix it with the Pinot Noir for a perfect blend at dinner. It’s one of the simple treats in the midst of these times of God’s refining. I’m grateful for your labor of love and will spread the word on your wonderful wine. I’m sure a blessing has been prayed over each bottle sent to your customers.
Thank You for being part of bringing some joy in a time of great stress and heaviness of hearts."
-Pastor C., 2020

"Thank you so much.  I made payment just now. I need to say that your customer service is excellent.  And your wine is, somehow, even better!  We had a trapeza for about 100 people yesterday and we received many, many compliments on your wine."

-Tikhon, 2020

"I don't use anything else."

- Fr. Lawrence, St. Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral, 2019

Calistoga Orthodox Wines

1421 Cedar St. Calistoga, CA 94515