Maître de Chai Wine

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Maître de Chai Wine

We're currently open for tastings at our West Berkeley winery & tasting room by appointment only. Please get in touch to coordinate by emailing with your desired date, time and group size.

If you aren’t able to visit in person, our online shop is open for bottle sales 24/7 & we ship nationwide. We are always happy to speak directly about any shipping questions you have, or interest in large orders for gifting.

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Maître de Chai translates to keeper of the cellar, or the person responsible for the development and aging of wine. By extension, the humble cellar master is the person responsible for the management of the winery.

Established in 2012, Maître de Chai is the personal project of Marty Winters and Alex Pitts. Together we look to make wines of high quality in a way that best showcases the sense of place where the grapes are grown and the personality of the vineyard. From the ground to the bottle, the character of the wine is the focus of our endeavor. We source grapes from unique and distinct single vineyards that are impeccably farmed here in California.

As our name implies, we care for the wines in the cellar. We defer to nature, limiting our intervention. We taste and we wait, allowing the wines to develop and speak for the places in which they are rooted.

  • Locally Owned
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Tasting Room