Waits-Mast Family Cellars

Exploring the diversity of Pinot Noir across Mendocino County

Mendocino, California

Our story in a few words...

Waits-Mast Family Cellars is a micro-production winery based in San Francisco. Our love for wine is rooted in Mendocino County. Through our selection of single-vineyard Pinot Noir, we aim to show the diversity of flavors and characteristics of one region, contemplating the influence of fog, ocean, mountains, forest and hillside across Mendocino County.

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Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Rare wine (115 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

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Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2016

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Rare wine (140 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Noteworthy Topography
Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Wentzel Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2017

Pinot Noir · Fruity · Rare wine (90 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Noteworthy Topography

Located in San Francisco, CA

Founded in:

Owned by:
Jennifer Waits, Brian Mast

Winemaking by:
Shalini Sekhar

Case produced per year:

Our story in a few more words

Waits-Mast Family Cellars was founded by Brian Mast and Jennifer Waits in 2005. Before we started making wine we were passionate wine consumers. Many weekend getaways were spent exploring wineries across California and a few special trips exposed us to wines in France, Switzerland and New Zealand.

By 2000, we were attending the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival and became more immersed in the winemaking scene by sitting in on the event’s technical conference. The prime climate for Pinot Noir in that area, along with the warm and welcoming wine community of Anderson Valley, prompted us to take our love for Pinot Noir to a new level.

In 2005 we crafted our first barrel of Pinot Noir and by 2007 we launched Waits-Mast Family Cellars as a small, yet focused commercial brand that cemented our shift from wine geeks to winemakers.

We have always and continue to make our wine in San Francisco, currently at the Mansfield-Dunne winery in the Bayview district of the city.

As a boutique operation, we are grateful for the assistance and guidance we receive from our winemaker Shalini Sekhar who has worked with us since the 2013 vintage. 

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