Aperture Cellars

A girl posing in front of the artwork at Aperture Cellars

A good bottle of wine, much like a good photograph, evokes something inside us; emotions, memories, dreams. It connects us to other people, to other places, to other time periods. Both share the story of the creator, but reflect back on the person experiencing them. For me, there is no other more personally enjoyable pairing than photography and wine. At Aperture Cellars, they believe that wine is an artistic expression as personal and universal as photography. So, it only makes sense that Andy and Jesse Katz would finally find a way to work together to produce some of the most stunning wines from California.

The winery and artwork at Aperture Cellars

about the aperture cellars owner, jesse katz

One of the most admirable traits about Aperture Cellars is the tribute they pay to the owner/winemaker’s father, Andy Katz. Not only do they showcase his photographs in the winery and on the labels, but Jesse Katz took it upon himself to make the winery as visually beautiful as he could. Stunning photographs encompass the walls, and a statement-making skylight in the shape of a camera’s shutter opening from the ceiling was unlike anything I’d ever seen!

Bottle lineup from the winery at Aperture Cellars

Apart from the visual beauty of this winery, Aperture Cellars also champions a range of Bordeaux-style wines from Sonoma County’s Bordeaux varietal vineyard sites. They offer two series of wines. One is their soil series, which is blend and single origin wines crafted for their specific soil types. The second is their site series which includes terroir-driven expressions from premier Sonoma County single vineyard sites.

The one thing you can take away from Aperture Cellars is that they are a place like no other.


Where is Aperture Cellars?
Aperture Cellars is located in Healdsburg, California. Healdsburg is located in Sonoma wine country and is the epitome of the wine country lifestyle. Grab my complete guide to Healdsburg here.

Who owns Aperture Cellars?
The owner of Aperture Cellars is photographer Jesse Katz. The original owner and winemaker was Jesse’s dad, Andy, whose photographs are still showcased in the winery and on the labels.