Classic Artisan Wines

Classic Artisan Wines is a fine wine broker for the wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Napa Valley, Central Coast, Paso Robles and Russian River.


Darlene de la Cerna
Founder/Principal Broker

Classic Artisan Wines is owned by California native, Darlene de la Cerna. Founded in 2010, the brokerage was established using her experience working for a local winery. Visiting some of the finest family-owned wineries in Central California, de la Cerna realized there was a need to bring typically smaller, boutique wineries to a larger market. She developed friendships and business relationships that account for the professional and personal attention she gives to each account.

Headquartered in Santa Cruz, Classic Artisan Wines is one of the first "classic artisan" brokerage companies on the Central Coast. A leader in regional wine marketing, specializing in high quality, hand-crafted, small production, family-owned (if possible) wineries. Classic Artisan Wines helps client wineries achieve distribution in top retail and restaurant accounts. The brokerage relies on a network of long-term relationships and modern marketing strategies to support the sales growth of our clients' products. We provide great wines to our customers, restaurants, and wholesale distributors, who place them in the finest restaurants and retail locations.

Classic Artisan Wines’ portfolio includes wines from family owned vineyard who have been hand-crafting award-winning wines for decades and deserve to have their stories told. Ms. De la Cerna can introduce, promote and enhance the awareness of each brand she represents. Classic Artisan Wines is the exclusive broker for the wineries we represent in Central California.

In Ms. de la Cerna's spare time, she is an active member and 2011-2012 past president of the Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise.  She is dedicated to serving her local community under the Rotary motto "Service above Self" and involved at the District membership level.