Mark Carter has been making his own wine under the label Carter Cellars since 1998, the first year Restaurant 301 was honored with the Wine Spectator Grand Award. We have since been proud recipients for the last eighteen years. This prestigious honor is only bestowed upon 77 other restaurants in the world. We have over 3800 wines on our list, which receives the Grand Award for not only its depth, but also for its quality. Carter Cellars’ Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot has been noticed by Wine and Spirit magazine, Wine Spectator magazine, Wine Enthusiast, and Robert Parker, receiving scores as high as 96 points from these industry leaders.
A well-known critic once described his wines as “swoon inducing”. While we’re not sure exactly where this quality originates – perhaps in the earth and sun of our low yield vineyards, or in the touch of our masterful winemakers – whatever it is that gives Carter Cellars wines the ability to stir the passions and overwhelm the senses. Carter Cellars is now made at our beautiful winery Envy Wines in Napa Valley (Calistoga) California, a joint venture between wine legend Nils Venge and Mark Carter.