Adam is a native of San Diego County, a graduate of Carlsbad High School, and has lived in North County for most of his life.
Before embarking on his journey as a winemaker, Adam began brewing during college in 1991 as a hobby at U.C. Riverside. After graduating he moved to Sonoma County and studied viticulture at Santa Rosa Community College. In 1998, living in the wine country, his interest in grape growing inspired a new hobby, making wine with friends and other wine enthusiasts.
With much encouragement from friends, Adam continued to make wine after moving back to Carlsbad in 2001 by trucking grapes down from Northern California’s premier wine regions. In 2006, Adam’s backyard wine making transitioned into a professional operation, and Carruth Cellars was born.
Carruth Cellars initially operated out of Fifty Barrels, a collaborative winery in Oceanside, CA. Adam continued to foster the relationships he made in Northern California’s wine country, which has gained him access to premier grapes year after year. Under the Carruth Cellars label, Adam’s award-winning wines have been featured in more than 60 locations, including Wine Steals, 3rd Corner, Vigilucci’s, and Maestro’s.
Adam has been working within the wine industry for 12 years. 2010 marks his 14th crush and 4th year operating a professional winery. His enthusiasm and love of wine making is infectious! Carruth Cellars wine is the artistic expression of a wine maker that brings passion and dedication to his endeavor. Opening his own winery and tasting room in the heart of Solana Beach is the latest and greatest step in Adam’s wine making journey. The Winery on Cedros endeavor has required passion, dedication, endless patience and incredible tenacity to become a reality. Adam would like to offer his profound gratitude to all those who have offered their support and efforts along the way, helping to make his dream a reality in the heart of Cedros Design District.