“A good wine really makes itself, and my job as a winemaker is not to get in its way”
Cupcake Vineyards Winemaker
Adam Richardson, head of winemaking for Cupcake Vineyards, travels the globe’s renowned viticultural regions to enhance our portfolio. His winemaking journey spans more than 12 years of collaborative efforts with fellow vintners in Argentina, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and, of course, the U.S.
A native Australian and based in California, the heart of Cupcake Vineyards, Adam knows how to live deliciously. With a passion for wine and food, he crafts wines that are fruit-forward, indulgent and approachable — wines meant to be enjoyed with any occasion.
After eight years as a lieutenant aviator in the Royal Australian Navy, Adam worked his way up to winemaker by embracing a series of winery jobs while earning his degree from Charles Sturt University in Australia. Today, Adam leads winemaking for Cupcake Vineyards.
Where warm days give way to cool nights, and fruit hangs on the vines slowly soaking in the sun, there’s no other way to live than to live deliciously. Hailing from California, Cupcake Vineyards offers a complete lineup of finely crafted, fruit-forward and decadent wines that make any occasion delicious.
Since its national debut in 2008, Cupcake Vineyards has grown well beyond its flagship varietals of Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Adam Richardson creates wines from California Central Coast’s preeminent vineyards, but also travels the world to collaborate on developing noteworthy wines from Argentina, Australia, France, Germany, Italy and New Zealand. Today, Cupcake Vineyards offers a breadth of red, white and celebratory wines with depth and character.
With its philosophy to live deliciously, Cupcake Vineyards uses time to craft complex, rewarding and handmade wines at home and abroad. Often favoring cool climate regions that foster slower growth on the vines, the winemaking team follows nature’s pace. Gentle pressing, slow fermentation and long barrel aging culminate in rich, creamy and delectable wines. Go ahead… live deliciously!