It all started with a honeymoon trip through the Russian River Valley north towards California’s border, Humboldt County. Through this experience, the focus from being in the fishery business changed dramatically to the wine business, but with one thing in common…the desire to produce quality. Our vineyard, Torie Ranch, is located on the West Side of San Miguel with nearly three acres planted in the Estrella River and French clones of Syrah. We farm our vineyard by hand, using the latest vineyard practices to produce quality grapes for our Syrah. Owner and winemaker Tom Banish’s background includes over fifteen years experience with the Central Coast’s very own prestigious wineries, such as Justin, Treana, Zenaida and Paso Robles Wine Services. The name, Black Hand Cellars, evolved through the many stories our great grandmother on the Banish side of the family told about how her husband made great wine…and how the Black Hand Mafia found a liking to his wine and would seek him out for it.
“Excellent wines and customer service! Family owned business & if you’re lucky either Tom or Terrie (owners) will be there to give you history. Very friendly and comfortable tasting room with great wines.”
“My wife and I ran across this nice and quant wine tasting room wile on vacation this last weekend, about one or two exits south of the Hearst Castle. We were greeted by the owner and she made us feel right at home in her establishment. The wine was very tasty and at a very reasonable price. If you get a chance, and never been to Cambria CA off of Highway 1 along the coast. A very nice place to have a glass of wine!”
766 Main Street, Ste. B
Cambria, CA 93428
Daily 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
$10/pp waved with a 2 bottle purchase