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Feliz Creek Cellars Expands Operations to Include Crush Services

Posted on April 14, 2021

Feliz Creek Cellars, located in Hopland, California, is expanding its facilities to include crush services. The new sixty thousand square foot winery and storage facility was constructed in 2020 and serves as a state of the art hub for the Mendocino County wine industry. 

“We’ve already seen our capacity maxed out a few times in our short history, and I’m sure this will take it to the next level.  We’ll be ready to receive grapes this fall, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with a modern, stellar setup”, says Matt Hughes, Feliz Creek Cellars General Manager & Winemaker.  

Manufacturer Pellenc America is providing the equipment which will be focused on achieving high volume and high quality simultaneously.  The system features an automated sorting system and is designed for a fifty ton per hour throughput. Hughes states, “Our goal is to be able to put fruit into the winery in the most efficient way possible, while also upholding the highest standards of purity.”

Currently the winery has availability for clients wanting to crush between 100 and 1,000 tons.  Interested parties should contact the winery as soon as possible to secure space for the 2021 harvest.

“We have many options to serve the needs of our neighbors, but we feel crush services are needed the most.  From the beginning, I’ve wanted Feliz Creek to be the go-to winery to handle all aspects of winemaking from grape to bottle, and this is a key step towards accomplishing that. I’m very excited”, says Gary Breen, Founder of Feliz Creek Cellars.

For more Information contact: General Manager & Winemaker, Matt Hughes at or 707-670-0213

About Feliz Creek Cellars

Feliz Creek Cellars is a modern, efficient, and relationship-focused company dedicated to serving the needs of premium wine producers. Just off Highway 101 in Hopland, California, our state-of-the-art cellar provides over 60,000 square feet of wine storage. Our experienced winemaking team has expertise from grape to bottle across a wide range of scales and styles. We designed our adaptable facility from the ground up. Feliz Creek Cellars offers the latest equipment built for quality processing. We are as passionate about quality winemaking as we are about service and technology. 

Our Mission is to become Mendocino County’s premium winemaking facility; a trusted and respected winemaking partner offering a high-tech homestead for high quality wines. We value trust, focus, efficiency, and quality. 

About Pellenc America

Since its creation in 1973, the PELLENC group has manufactured tools for agriculture, green spaces and local communities, working closely with the sector to make human tasks easier while also increasing productivity. The 1700 employees of the PELLENC group are committed to values of excellence and thoroughness in their work, passionate about design, production and marketing of tools in the vanguard of technological innovation. We are constantly seeking new ways of making the work of nature more enjoyable and more efficient, through our conviction that it is possible to be effective while also respecting the environment. Today, the PELLENC group is pushing its influence even further, with the support of a new governance structure which shares these values and this philosophy. Together we are continuing in our mission to work with nature at the service of humanity.


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