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Block 57 Cellars

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Over 15 years ago restaurateur Firok Shield saw an opportunity. After the near immediate success of his Da Giovanni restaurant, Shield looked to enter the California wine world. da giovanni family wines

He began with two wines sourced from Sonoma County: a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Merlot. By the end of the decade Da Giovanni Cellars found broad appeal with its 2003 Zinfandel and expanded to a portfolio of 24 exquisite & limited choice of these approachable, yet complex & luscious wines from the world renowned Wine Appellations of Northern California, establishing the Cellar’s reputation on the floor of his 3 Carmel restaurants, that has spread well beyond state lines.

‘Wine’ is a vast dynamic world and our discoveries of small vineyard-sourced grapes, and winemaking ingenuity, led to the establishment of Block 57 Cellars. Despite and because of acclaim, Shield was BLOCKED from opening a wine tasting room by the collective actions of Carmel’s existing wine tasting rooms.

Block 57 Cellars recognized at outset the value in advocating for the wine lover. Block 57 Cellars can’t be blocked.

Block 57 Cellars skips the clichés and pretensions of the wine business; no coercion, no wine clubs. Instead, Block 57 finds its roots at the table side, and lets you, the customer, take control. We encourage you to enjoy glasses, flights and bottles of Block 57’s six wines–Pinot Grigio and Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay from Sonoma County; Cabernet and Petit Syrah from Napa; and our French-inspired Fusion and Gold-Medal-Winning Meritage blends.

Surprisingly affordable, these unique selections are very drinkable now, or with the benefit of bottle aging, They will continue to develop elegantly & be stunning for years to come.

Experience the unblock-able ‘Block 57’ sensation for Yourself.


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In most cities there are restaurants tucked away, off the beaten path. Restaurants loved by locals and adventurous visitors alike who seek them out. This is true of our esteemed Carmel restaurants. Carmels' Carmel Bistro is on San Carlos opposite the Clint Eastwood building. Da Giovanni is in downtown Carmel. Nestled into Carmel Plaza you will find Bistro Beaujolais. Discover a world of dining that is second to none.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often called simply Carmel, is a small city in Monterey County, California, founded in 1902 and incorporated in 1916. Carmel is situated on the Monterey Peninsula - known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. In 1906, the San Francisco Call devoted a full page to the "artists, poets and writers of Carmel-by-the-Sea", and in 1910 it reported that 60 percent of Carmel's houses were built by citizens who were "devoting their lives to work connected to the aesthetic arts."

Carmel is known for being dog-friendly, with numerous hotels, restaurants and retail establishments admitting guests with dogs. Our three Carmel restaurants have outdoor patios for local Carmel residents and travelers alike ... those who like to bring their dog along.

Carmel-by-the-Sea is located on the California Pacific Coast, just north of Big Sur, about 330 miles north of Los Angeles and south of Monterey and Pebble Beach, 120 miles south of San Francisco.