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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.

Only a Malbec Wine is a True Kagor

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 wine is aged oak barrels, infusing subtle flavors and aromas of vanilla and spice, which add to the wine's already coplex flavor array.

We are currently selling our 2015 vintage, notable for its high quality despite drought conditions and low harvest yields in the 2015 season. Aromas of milk chocolate, blueberry and ripe plums enhance the wine's naturally complex flavor array.

Alcohol: 13.4%

Acid: 6.9 g/L

pH: 3.80

Production: 350 cases

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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

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"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
orders@calistogaorthodoxwine.com
707-942-4658