Our Story

ToyMaker Cellars was founded in 2011 with the mission of creating a fun and playful interpretation of a serious Napa Valley Grand Cru Cabernet Sauvignon by combining excellence in winemaking with world-class design.


Our limited annual production of only 200 cases allows us to focus entirely on quality, resulting in the best-possible wines the terroir will allow. We use only the finest grapes, materials, and industry-leading winemaking methodshigh-elevation, hillside, single-vineyard Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley; imported French glass, foil, tanks and barrels; curated Spanish cork; extended maceration; 28-monthlong oak barrel aging—to create our best rendition of the quintessential Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

ToyMaker Cellars winemaker Martha McClellan, also of Sloan Estate, Checkerboard Vineyards, Levy & McClellan, and formerly of Harlan Estate

ToyMaker Cellars Head Winemaker, Martha McClellan

Every step during our winemaking process, from first crush to final bottling, is deliberately and meticulously executed under the direction of head winemaker, Martha McClellan. Label design, likewise, runs through countless iterations with our design team. Our unique labels, which change every year, are made using a custom printing process only a handful of artisans around the world are capable of. 


After deliberately lengthy barrel-aging and individual hand-bottling and hand-labeling, our wines are laid down to rest for an additional 18 months of bottle-aging before becoming available for purchase. This makes them ready to drink upon release, or, if you can wait, cellar-worthy for decades to come


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ToyMaker Cellars winemaker Martha McClellan working in the vineyard with grapes, also of Sloan Estate, Checkerboard Vineyards, Levy & McClellan, and formerly of Harlan Estate

ToyMaker Cellars Head Winemaker, Martha McClellan

Martha McClellan 

Head Winemaker

A vinous forensics expert, a marathoner vineyard magician, and wine brand star maker, Napa Valley legend Martha McClellan has been making ToyMaker wines since the first vintage in 2012. 


Other labels of Martha's include Levy & McClellan, Sloan EstateCheckerboard Vineyards, and formerly Harlan Estate.