Croma Vera Wines

Hand-crafted, small-lot wines. Specializing in Spanish grape varietals.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
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  • About
    Specializing in Spanish varietals such as Albariño and Tempranillo, Croma Vera was founded in 2014 by Mindy Oliver and her husband, Chris Steins. The name Croma Vera, loosely translated from Latin, means True Colors. Meticulously-farmed grapes are guided with minimal intervention, allowing each vineyard to reveal its true, unique colors. The name also reflects Mindy’s artistic background as an illustrator, graphic designer, and now wine producer. With experience, creativity and science as our guides, we shape the wine into a work of art.

    Mindy and Chris relocated to California’s Central Coast with their two sons in 2011. Winemaking had always been an aspiration, and the move intensified this passion. After the untimely passing of a childhood friend, Mindy recognized that life is too precious to put off the pursuit of a dream.

    Mindy and Chris met consulting winemaker Jeremy Leffert while experimenting with different winemaking techniques. In Jeremy, they found an advisor who shared their focus on exceptional quality and interest in the Spanish varietals that form the foundation of Croma Vera’s offerings.
  • Wines Produced
    Albariño
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Grenache
    Red Blend
    Rosé
    Tempranillo
  • Events

    Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Croma Vera

    Sun | Feb 4, 2018
    Create your own wine and chocolate pairing for Valentines Day What could be better than wine AND chocolate?! Sunday, Feb. 4th, 11am – 12:30pm $35 per person, $30 club Your ticket price includes: • Instruction... View Event Details >

    The Spirituality of Wine Seminar at Croma Vera

    Thu | Feb 8, 2018
    The Spirituality of Wine Workshop Dr. Stephen Lloyd-Moffett Professor of Comparative Religion at Cal Poly Explore the surprising spiritual connections of wine beyond historical religions. Thursday, Feb.... View Event Details >