About Us

Thank you for your interest in Cellar 13. After 15 years in the retail wine business in Atlanta and more than 30 trips to the vineyards of Europe and California I opened Cellar 13 in December of 2008 to reflect my own vision of a fine wine shop. Every bottle at Cellar 13 is hand selected. I taste exhaustively to find the very best wines at each price point and in each category. I generally work with small, family owned, estate bottled producers rather than large, commercial wineries and brands as I feel these wines translate a more personal touch and ultimately, higher quality.

French selections are especially strong at Cellar 13 with Burgundy, Rhone Valley, Bordeaux and Loire Valley wines thoroughly represented. I like the classics. Additionally, I’m a huge fan of Italian wines particularly Barolos and wines from southern Italy. Spanish and Austrian choices round out a broad European selection. From the West Coast I choose wines based on my palate preference and years of experience, not the press. There are numerous California producers making outstanding wines that fly under the radar. I think Washington state has huge potential with Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot so I like to explore the Pacific Northwest for thrilling wines.

Whether you’re looking for value driven wines for dinner each night or collectibles to cellar to maturity, or both, I’ve got the most unique array of fine wines in Atlanta. With frequent tastings, classes and wine dinners I offer terrific opportunities to broaden your wine horizons. I think you’ll find an interesting and personal touch to every
Cellar 13 wine event. I endeavor to exceed expectations. And I’ll send out e-mail specials on wines that I think represent especially good value and quality, always written by yours truly with an intent to inform and entertain – wine should be fun after all! If you ever have questions about wine, food, or which to have with the other I’m just a phone call or e-mail away. Don’t hesitate to contact me, it’s my job. I hope you’ll enjoy developing a personal relationship with Cellar 13. My client list is confidential and will never be shared. You may unsubscribe anytime using the link at the bottom of each e-mail. Thanks very much for your time and welcome to Cellar 13.

John Passman

Cellar 13