Meet The Celler Barcelona Winemaker


“Good Wine is a metaphor for a good life. You are looking for balance and complexity.”

~ Russell Smith, Winemaker
Celler Barcelona


Celler Barcelona was created by long tenured California Winemaker, Russell Smith. His career in wine making began in 1983 settling in Napa Valley where he honed his craft while working with well known wineries including Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Flora Springs and Becker Vineyards in Texas.

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Russell was always captivated by the picturesque vineyards in Spain, and decided to pursue his lifelong dream of winemaking along Spain’s Northeastern Coastline where the Mediterranean sun and breezes produce the world’s best grapes. He acquired his own vineyards near Barcelona in the Prestigious Montsant region and began producing World Class wines in 2013. He artfully created elegant wines that capture the essence of what Spanish wine connoisseurs have enjoyed for thousands of years, in a way that appeals to modern tastes. “My goal is to create blends that introduce a bit of classic Spanish quality in a format that is familiar to the American Palate.” The name CELLER BARCELONA was chosen to honor the Majestic Capital City of Cataluña – “The Land of Castles” -– where Passion, Excitement and Tradition come ALIVE!

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