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Snapshot of how we got here

Nottingham Cellars was founded in 2007 by the Cranor family with the sole intention of producing world-class wine.  The winery spent its first decade in the historic Livermore Valley with Collin Cranor heading up winemaking. 
In 2019 the winery pivoted in its trajectory, setting its sights on some of Napa Valley and Sonoma County’s most revered vineyards and growers.  In 2021 the Cranor family relocated the winery to Napa Valley to completely immerse itself in the rich wine culture and history of the region.
Today, Cranor is joined by Craig Ploof as Director of Winemaking and a team of production and hospitality professionals with a mission to produce elegant, fruit-driven wines from iconic vineyards.
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“Of all of our accomplishments at Nottingham Cellars, the team I am surrounded by every day is the thing I am most proud of.”

Founded by Jeff and son Collin Cranor in 2009, they laid the groundwork for Nottingham Cellars. Through the undeniable growth, they made the addition of their first employee,


David Doig in 2010 as the COO. Dave has been a tremendous help to Nottingham's growth and success, and we are thankful for him and his expertise.


Emma Ryan joined the team in 2017 in the tasting room, and after graduating from Sonoma State in Wine Business she has since been promoted to the Hospitality Manager as her talents have helped grow our wine club and connect with customers in a genuine and warming way.

In 2018, NC had the opportunity to add Craig Ploof, one of the most talented winemakers in the region to manage the day to day winery operations and to bring a new dynamic to our winemaking program. 


The team at NC all bring different strengths and perspectives to the team and we recognize the value that each of us brings as individuals. We believe that we are capable of producing wines that are as good as anywhere in the world.

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