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About Kriselle Cellars

Scott Steingraber, owner and winemaker at Kriselle Cellars, began making wine about 15 years ago. Scott’s work as a civil engineer took him to the San Francisco Bay area—right next door to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. He started by spending his weekends touring wineries and visiting vineyards. This quickly turned into a garage filled with destemmers, basket presses and wooden barrels.Over the years Scott has attended many extension courses at UC Davis to hone his skills for wine-making, while trial and error and experience filled in the gaps in those early years.

Scott’s wife and partner at Kriselle Cellars is Krisell Steingraber. (Yes, that’s right – no final e in her name. We added that e for easier pronunciation.) This is what Kris recounts from those early days…..

“Eventually, Scott’s civil engineering work took our family to Washington, where we experimented with the local grape varietals and techniques. We had a lot of fun with those first wines. We kept at it, and the wine quality we were looking for has shown through over the years.

By 2003, we knew that we wanted to turn our intensive hobby into a new career and  began to passionately work toward that goal. Today, we are immersed in this new phase of our life journey. It is an exciting time for us and our family.

In 2011 with their vineyard planted and first wines on the way, Scott and Kris aligned with Director and Partner, Nora Lancaster and a lasting bond was formed. The three together built the brand, the tasting room/hospitality center, brought their wines to market, and created the flourishing business that they nurture together today.

Our entire team is excited about the wines we are making and hope you will enjoy them as much as we do. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our story with new wine friends.

Scott, Krisell, Nora, and the entire Kriselle Cellars Team welcomes you to enjoy the fruits of our labors – whether in the Tasting Room or from afar.

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Kriselle Cellars Tasting Room is OPEN DAILY 11 am - 5:30 pm.

12956 Modoc Road White City, OR 97503