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Camarillo Barrelworks is home to Cantara Cellars and Flat Fish Brewing Co. We produce premium wines and beer on site in Camarillo, in the heart of Ventura County. 

Camarillo Barrelworks Exterior, banner says Wine O'Clock

Our Story

Cantara Cellars began in 2002 as a private winery at Mike and Chris Brown’s Moorpark home. With their home located in the “Cantara” section of the Serenata development it only seemed fitting to name it “Cantara Cellars.”

Beginning with just 250 pounds of Chardonnay hand harvested from Mike’s parent’s vineyards in Lodi California, they fermented their first 18 gallons of wine. Over the next five years they carefully selected additional wine grape sources, increased their knowledge of winemaking, refined their wine style, expanded grape varieties, and increased production. This culminated with the opening of a wine production facility and public tasting room in October 2007.

Building on the wine and event venue, a micro-brewery was developed beginning in 2016. This culminated with the opening of Flat Fish Brewing Co. in 2018.

Cantara Cellars wines and Flat Fish Brewing Co. beers are served together in a spacious tasting/taproom where you can enjoy the beverage of your choice!

 

Owners of Cantara Cellars Mike and Chris Brown

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We offer craft beer and wine produced on-site. We also offer a menu of light food items including cheese plates, hot links, chips & dips, etc. We offer a variety of food trucks on most Friday and Saturday evenings. View our events calendar and follow us on Instagram or Facebook for a current schedule of trucks.

Tours are generally available upon request. At busier times, tours will be available on a posted schedule.

As a licensed beer and wine manufacturer we’re allowed to have persons of all ages at our facility; babies, toddlers, teens, young adults, and adults. We ask that all adults closely supervise underage members of their party, and respect other guests. We do offer a “kids area” stocked with toys, games, and a kid-sized seating area. We also offer wifi services for our guests.

We strictly enforce valid identification (ID) rules and age verification. In California the legal drinking age is 21 years and older. We ID anyone we choose. You must have an acceptable US or State government issued photo ID. US Passports and Military ID are accepted. 

Yes, with conditions: As a licensed food facility, we do not allow outside food unless it’s produced and securely delivered from another licensed food facility. Food must come from Restaurants, Fast Food Restaurants, Pizza, Food Trucks, or Caterers.

We suspend our food service and outside food services when a Food Truck or Caterer is onsite.

We aggressively monitor adult guests that may try to share or transfer an alcoholic beverage to a minor. Giving alcohol to a minor is a criminal offense. If we suspect this has occurred you and the minor will be asked to leave immediately. If we observe it we call the police.

As a licensed food facility, only Service Animals are allowed on-site.

Smoking is strictly prohibited within 20 feet of all doors of the facility. There is a designated smoking area and receptacle at the edge of the parking lot.

Yes, we have several tv’s. They’re usually tuned to sports or movies (with the sound off). Feel free to ask our staff for the channel to be tuned to or away from something if you’d like. We’ll do our best to accommodate your request. 

Yes, we generally have a variety of music playing throughout the facility. It is generally not loud. Feel free to ask our staff to adjust the music. We’ll do our best to accommodate all requests.

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