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Conrado Cellars

President and CEO Paul Conrado’s winemaking hobby serves two main purposes: first, it satisfies his need to create something people love and can enjoy together – a variety of delicious wines. Second, it allows him to give back to the community. Paul primarily donates his award-winning wines to fundraising events and charities.

Conrado Cellars got its start in 1992 when a client requested Paul plant a vineyard alongside their Conrado Home. Since then, winemaking has become a passion of Paul’s, and he has planted dozens of vineyards on residential properties throughout the Silicon Valley foothills. Conrado Cellars has produced hundreds of regional and national award-winning wines since we bottled our first wine. 

Paul believes that winemaking brings the community together. In addition to the Bella Vina vineyard located at Paul’s Saratoga home, he sources grapes from members of the local community, the Sacred Heart Church in Saratoga, and vineyards adorning the properties of many Conrado Company clients. Paul enjoys making wine with friends and clients, and everyone benefits by receiving a portion of the wine he produces!

Conrado Cellars is not a commercial winery, and does not sell its wines.

Awards

2012 Vintage
Cole Pinot Noir — Best of Show, Double Gold, 2014 Santa Clara County Fair
Cole Pinot Noir — Silver, 2014 Orange County Fair
Cole Pinot Noir — Silver, 2014 California State Fair
Maggie's Vineyard Syrah — Silver, 2014 Santa Clara County Fair
Maggie's Vineyard Syrah — Silver, 2014 Orange County Fair
Mancuso Zinfandel — Silver, 2014 Santa Clara County Fair
Pierce Pinot Noir — Gold, 2014 Bottle Shock Open
Pierce Pinot Noir — Silver, 2014 Orange County Fair
Pierce Pinot Noir — Silver, 2014 Santa Clara County Fair
Pierce Pinot Noir — Silver, 2014 California State Fair
Port — Silver, 2014 California State Fair
Sacred Heart Evangeline, Bordeaux Blend — Gold, 2014 Santa Clara County Fair
Sacred Heart Evangeline, Bordeaux Blend — Silver, 2014 Bottle Shock Open
Sacred Heart Evangeline, Bordeaux Blend — Gold, 2014 Orange County Fair
Saratoga Merlot — Silver, 2014 Orange County Fair
Saratoga Merlot — Gold, 2014 Bottle Shock Open
Saratoga Merlot — Silver, 2014 Santa Clara County Fair
Tres Candados, Pinot Noir — Silver, 2014 Santa Clara County Fair
Tres Candados, Pinot Noir — Silver, Orange County Fair

2011 Vintage
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvingnon — Silver, 2014 Santa Clara County Fair
Colleen's Folly, Red Varietal Blend — Gold, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
Colleen's Folly, Red Varietal Blend — Silver, 2013 Orange County Fair
Danne Pinot Noir — Silver, 2013 Orange County Fair
Libby's Reserve Cabernet Sauvingnon — Gold, 2014 Bottle Shock Open
Libby's Reserve Cabernet Sauvingnon — Silver, 2014 Santa Clara County Fair
Maggie's Vineyard Syrah — Silver, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
Ohlund Cabernet Sauvingnon — Gold, 2014 Bottle Shock Open
Ohlund Cabernet Sauvingnon — Silver, 2014 Santa Clara County Fair
Ohlund Cabernet Sauvingnon — Silver, 2013 Orange County Fair
Pierce Pinot Noir — Double Gold, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
Pierce Pinot Noir — Double Gold, 2013 Orange County Fair
Sacred Heart Evangeline, Bordeaux Blend — Silver, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
Saratoga Cuvee Chardonnay — Silver, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
Saratoga Merlot — Silver, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair

2010 Vintage
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvingnon — Silver, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
Colleen's Folly — Silver, 2012 Orange County Fair
Libby's Reserve Cabernet Sauvingnon — Gold, 2013 Orange County Fair
Ohlund Cabernet Sauvingnon — Silver, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
Sacred Heart Evangeline — Silver, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Silver, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
St. Francis of Assisi Zinfandel — Silver, 2012 Orange County Fair

2009 Vintage
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvingnon — Silver, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvingnon — Silver, 2013 Orange County Fair
Conrado Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel — Silver, 2011 Indiana State Fair
Conrado Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel — Silver, 2011 California State Fair
Conrado Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel — Silver, 2011 Orange County Fair
Libby's Reserve Cabernet Sauvingnon — Silver, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
Maclean Cabernet Franc — Silver, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
Sacred Heart Evangeline — Silver, 2012 Orange County Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Silver, 2011 Indiana State Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Silver, 2011 Orange County Fair

2008 Vintage
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
Cellar Rat Red, Red Varietal Blend — Silver, 2010 California State Fair
Colleen's Folly, Red Varietal Blend — Double Gold, 2010 CA State Fair Best of CA, Red Varietal Blend
Colleen's Folly, Red Varietal Blend — Gold, 37th US Amateur Winemaking Comp.
Colleen's Folly, Red Varietal Blend — Silver, 2010 Indiana State Fair
Libby's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon — Silver, 2013 Santa Clara County Fair
Libby's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2011 Indiana State Fair
Libby's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon — Silver, 2011 California State Fair
Ohlund Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2011 Indiana State Fair
Sacred Heart Evangeline, Bordeaux Blend — Gold, 2011 Indiana State Fair
Sacred Heart Evangeline, Bordeaux Blend — Silver, 2011 Orange County Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Double Gold, 2010 Indiana State Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Silver, 2010 California State Fair
Saratoga Cuvee Zinfandel — Gold, 2010 WineMaker Int'l Amateur Competition
Saratoga Cuvee Zinfandel — Silver, 2010 California State Fair

2007 Vintage
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2010 Indiana State Fair
Coyote Pup Zinfandel — Double Gold, 2009 Indiana State Fair
Libby's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon — Silver, 2010 Indiana State Fair
Ohlund Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2010 Indiana State Fair
Ohlund Vineyard Cabernet Sauv. — Silver, 2010 WineMaker Int'l Amateur Comp.
Sacred Heart Evangeline, Bordeaux Blend — Gold, 2010 Indiana State Fair
Sacred Heart Evangeline, Bordeaux Blend — Silver, 2010 California State Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Gold, 2009 Indiana State Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Silver, 2009 California State Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Silver, 2009 Orange County Fair

2006 Vintage
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2009 Indiana State Fair
Maggie's Vineyard Syrah — Silver, 2008 Orange County Fair
Sacred Heart Evangeline, Bordeaux Blend— Double Gold, 2009 Indiana State Fair
Sacred Heart Evangeline, Bordeaux Blend— Gold, 2009 California State Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Silver, 2008 Orange County Fair
Saratoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon — Silver, 2009 Indiana State Fair

2005 Vintage
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvignon — Double Gold, 2008 Orange County Fair
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2008 California State Fair
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvignon — Silver, 2008 Indiana State Fair
Cellar Rat Red, Red Varietal Blend— Gold, 2007 Orange County Fair
Cellar Rat Red, Red Varietal Blend— Silver, 2007 Indiana State Fair
Conrado Vineyard Old Vine Zin. — Gold, 2007 Winemaker Int'l Amateur Wine Comp.
Conrado Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel — Silver, 2007 Indiana State Fair
Maggie's Vineyard Syrah — Silver, 2007 Orange County Fair
Maggie's Vineyard Syrah — Silver, 2007 California State Fair
Ohlund Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2008 Orange County Fair
Ohlund Cabernet Sauvignon — Silver, 2008 California State Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Silver, 2007 Orange County Fair
Saratoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2008 Orange County Fair
Saratoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon — Silver, 2008 Indiana State Fair
Saratoga Cuvee Late Harvest Zinfandel — Gold, 2007 California State Fair
Saratoga Cuvee Late Harvest Zinfandel — Silver, 2007 Orange County Fair
Saratoga Cuvee Late Harvest Zin. — Silver, 2007 Winemaker Int'l Amateur Comp.

2004 Vintage
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvignon — Double Gold, 2007 Orange County Fair
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvignon — Silver, 2007 Indiana State Fair
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauv. — Silver, 2007 Winemaker Int'l Amateur Wine Comp.
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvignon — Bronze, 2007 California State Fair
Bella Vina Rosa Zinfandel — Gold, 33th US Amateur Championship
Conrado Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel — Silver, 33th US Amateur Champ.
Denice Vineyard Old Vine Carignane — Silver, 33th US Amateur Champ.
Sacred Heart Merlot — Silver, 2007 Orange County Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Bronze, 33th US Amateur Championship
Saratoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon — Silver, 2007 Indiana State Fair
Saratoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon — Bronze, 2007 California State Fair
Saratoga Cuvee Late Harvest Zinfandel— Silver, 2007 Orange County Fair
Uvas Creek Cabernet Sauvignon — Silver, 2007 Orange County Fair

2003 Vintage
Sacred Heart Merlot — Gold, 2006 Winemaker Int'l Amateur Wine Comp.

2002 Vintage
Borelli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon — Double Gold, 2006 Orange County Fair 
Renn Vineyard Zinfandel — Gold, 2004 Orange County Fair 
Sacred Heart Merlot — Gold, 2004 Indiana State Fair
Talmage Bench Old Vine Zinfandel — Gold, 2004 Orange County Fair

2001 Vintage
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2004 California State Fair
Khanna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2005 Indiana State Fair
Renn Vineyard Zinfandel — Gold, 2003 Indiana State Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Gold, 2003 Indiana State Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Double Gold, 2003 Orange County Fair

2000 Vintage
Bella Vina Cabernet Sauvignon — Double Gold, 2003 California State Fair
Khanna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2003 California State Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Gold, 2002 Orange County Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Gold, 2002 Indiana State Fair
Saratoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2003 California State Fair

1999 Vintage
Denice Vineyard Old Vine Carignane — Gold, 29th US Amateur Champ.
Ohlund Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2002 Orange County Fair
Renn Vineyard Zinfandel — Gold, 28th US Amateur Championship
Sacred Heart Merlot — Gold, 2001 Orange County Fair
Sacred Heart Merlot — Gold, 2001 Santa Clara County Fair

1998 Vintage
Denice Vineyard Old Vine Carignane — Gold, 2000 Santa Clara County Fair
Saratoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2001 Indiana State Fair
Saratoga Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2001 Orange County Fair

1997 Vintage
Denice Vineyard Old Vine Carignane — Gold, 1999 Santa Clara County Fair
Khanna Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 2000 Santa Clara County Fair
Ostby Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 1999 Santa Clara County Fair

1996 Vintage
Ostby Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon — Gold, 1998 Santa Clara County Fair