It all started back in 2004, when Marty and a buddy made wine for fun. At that time, we spent almost 20 years tasting and enjoying fine wines, so making wine seemed like a natural next step. Marty was involved in the technology sector in Silicon Valley, but his passion for winemaking grew and we began to make plans to gradually move into the delightful world of winemaking.
After years of visits to the North State area of California, we felt the pull to move to Redding. We were attracted to the local culture and natural beauty, and both of our sons and their families had settled in Redding. The area also sported microclimates that were conducive to growing premium wine grapes. Before we knew it, we were moving our home out of the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley into the slower pace of Redding.
With encouragement from friends and family, our dream to establish Moseley Family Cellars was born. We eagerly established ourselves in the Redding business community and shared our love of fine handcrafted wines. The result was a great wine experience. We chose to search out the best grapes from top quality vineyards throughout California (Napa, Sonoma, Lodi and local vineyards) to create our sought-after wines. Purchasing grapes, as opposed to growing them ourselves, granted us the flexibility to craft our wines exactly the way we wanted. In our winery, we take top-quality grapes from the harvest to the crush, through fermentation, all the way through aging to bottling.
Our motto is “Come as guests, leave as family” and we mean it. Hundreds of new “family members” have been added since the opening of The Tasting Room in August 2011, and more join us every week.