Mandrake Wines

Santa Maria, CA

In Folklore dating back to pre-biblical times, the mandrake root was imbued with all manner of magical powers. It was known to be an antidote against enchantments, to make the barren fertile, and, most commonly, to have power as a love potion. Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love, was sometimes known as the "Lady of the Mandrake" for the root's association with life's carnal pleasures. Our wines pay homage to this sensual goddess, this magical root, and the tradition of winemaking that is as old as these two legends.

Meet the Winemaker


Alex Katz and Josh Klapper

Winemakers

Alex Katz and Josh Klapper have collaborated for more than a decade making wines on the Central Coast of California. After an initial focus on cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah, they began working with Bordeaux varieties from Paso Robles in 2013. While the small-production Mandrake wines have mostly remained a secret on the Central Coast, the brand will likely not stay under the radar forever…

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