Founded in 2009 by winemaker Mica Raas, Myka Cellars was originally intended to spotlight a love for the Santa Lucia Highlands wine growing region. The craft winery focused exclusively on cool-climate loving varietals from small, sustainably farmed vineyards in and around the Monterey Bay. Myka Cellars' home was in Santa Cruz, in a winery space where Raas worked to help other fledgling winemakers achieve their dreams of winemaking on a smaller, craft-based scale.
The winery moved to Diamond Springs in El Dorado County in 2016. While we continue to source fruit from select sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands, upholding our original vision for Myka Cellars, we now have access to all the wonderful diversity of microclimates the Sierra Foothills has to offer. We have introduced new wines to the Myka Cellars line-up, showing off this much warmer wine growing region and the unique terroir of its vineyards while producing countless award-winning wines.
Mica believes the naturally diverse El Dorado County growing region is one of the most under-appreciated American Viticultural Areas. While possessing the unique ability to grow almost any grape varietal, this growing region has simply flown under the radar of most viticulturists and winemakers for quite some time.
The tasting room experience in Apple Hill celebrates the beautiful views of the Sierra Foothills while supporting guests through an exploration of approachable and unpretentious wines made from sustainably farmed grapes.