Carurth Cellars Urban Winery Carlsbad

Our award winning wine is full of love & gratitude, made with grapes sourced from Northern and Central California. The grapes are crushed, pressed, fermented, barrel aged and bottled within our urban facility.

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We are all about community and like to give back however we can. One way is with our "Pay It Forward" bottles, where a portion of proceeds are dedicated to a non-profit organization, cause, person in need, or to simply build a awareness. Sip and support with these unique bottles.


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ROSÉ | Global Mosaic Project

A portion of proceeds from every bottle sold is donated to the Global Mosaic Project. The Global Mosaic Project brings community-based public art, entrepreneurial training and art education to communities across the globe.

They partner with organizations, schools, community groups and businesses to develop unique participatory projects, designed and implemented through social engagement. Our mission is to foster positive community engagement through the creation of site-specific works of public art, leaving a legacy of neighborhood beautification, community cultural development and arts training for all ages.

Global Mosaic Projects highlight the Power of Art in communities, focusing on the creative process and affirming that community-based art can be a vehicle for social change by empowering participants, transforming environments and contributing to collective healing and economic development.

Founded by public artist, Laurel True, The Global Mosaic Project grew out of True's more than twenty years of experience creating community-based public art, architectural mosaics and a respected teaching practice. The Global Mosaic Project is an ongoing project of True Mosaics Studio.

 


LMF BLEND | Lois Merril Foundation

A portion of proceeds from every bottle sold is donated to the Lois Merrill Foundation. The Lois Merrill Foundation (LMF) is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 in honor of Lois Merrill. Lois passed away in 2006 from carcinoid cancer, a rare neuroendocrine cancer. Lois was a devoted wife, mother and school teacher whose passion for life and sincere desire to help others lives on through The LMF.

The Lois Merrill Foundation funds Medical Assistance Grants and Foundation Assistance Grants. Medical Assistance Grants provide patients in financial need with medical expense assistance. Foundation Assistance Grants provide non-profit organizations with funds to support research and education in conjunction with the goals of the foundation. For an application, click on "We can help" at the top of the page.

Why the Zebra? As a reminder to consider uncommon alternatives when making a diagnosis, medical students are often told, "When you hear hoof beats don't assume it's a horse, it might be a zebra." Carcinoid cancer is a slow growing cancer that is difficult to detect and can often be misdiagnosed. The zebra, therefore, symbolizes this rare and frequently camouflaged condition. 

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TATTOO RED | DAVE HARTMAN

This bottle is dedicated to a dear friend to the winery and the community in an effort to raise awareness of local artists. We love Dave, local tattoo artist, and he made this beautiful label art just for us. Cheers to that!


SURFING MADONNA BLEND | OCEANS PROJECT

If you are from around here, you remember the day the Surfing Madonna randomly appeared in Encinitas under the Coast Hwy bridge. That day we reached out to the artist to see if they would want to share their beautiful art on our wine. That was the day the Pay It Forward Bottles program began!  A portion of proceeds from this bottle were donated to the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project. This wine is no longer available at Carruth Cellars, as they began producing their own wine denied us use of the label art.

Surfing Madonna Oceans Project is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Encinitas, California and was officially formed in 2013 by Robert Nichols and Mark Patterson (artist of the Surfing Madonna mosaic).

The Surfing Madonna Oceans Project is dedicated to bringing the community together to “Save the Ocean” and protect our coastline. Through youth education programs, ocean conservation project grants, marine mammal rescue/recovery initiatives and helping children with special needs experience the healing power of the ocean, we are helping to expand this community of ocean advocates.

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 THIS YEAR'S AWARD WINNERS

We submitted our wines to the 2019 San Francisco  Chronicle Wine Competition and received the following awards... 


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GOLD

2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Knights Valley Malbec

SILVER

2017 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

2016 Sonoma Petite Sirah

2016 Knights Valley Merlot

2016 North Coast BDX

2016 Dry Creek Valley GSM

2017 Dry Creek Valley Super Tuscan

BRONZE

2016 Chalk Hill Cabernet Franc

2017 Lodi Clement Hills Tempranillo



PREVIOUS AWARD WINNING VINTAGES

We compete in the San Francisco  Chronicle Wine Competition every year. Below are some of our proudest achievements…


BEST IN CLASS

2009 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2x GOLD

2015 BDX North Coast Blend

2015 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Santa Lucia Pinot Noir

2015 Santa Lucia Pinot Noir

2013 BDX North Coast Blend

2011 Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Paso Robles Petite Sirah

GOLD

2015 Tattoo Red North Coast Blend

2014 Alexander Valley Cabernet Franc

2014 Lake Country Malbec

2014 Alexander Valley Petit Verdot

2014 North Coast Tattoo Red Blend

2013 Russian River Petite Sirah

2012 Sonoma Valley Syrah

2012 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

NV North Coast FourPlay Blend

2011 Lake County Sauvignon Blanc

2009 Paso Robles Petite Sirah

2009 Lake County Malbec

SILVER

2015 North Coast Tempranillo

2015 Alexander Valley Merlot

2015 Alexander Valley Petite Sirah

2015 Napa County Syrah

2016 Russian River Pinot Noir

(previous Silver vintages not listed)

BRONZE

2015 Chalk Hill Cabernet Franc

2015 North Coast Unicorn Blend

2015 Alexander Valley Petit Verdot

2015 Sonoma Malbec

2015 Paso Robles Sangiovese

2016 Clear Lake Sauvignon Blanc