Single Vineyard
& Experimental Lot Wines

At Modus Operandi Cellars, our mission is to passionately craft exceptional wines that embody the essence of our unique terroir, celebrate the art of winemaking, and inspire memorable experiences. We are dedicated to sustainable practices, honoring the land, and preserving its beauty for future generations. We strive to foster a culture of warmth, authenticity, and innovation, where every guest feels welcomed, educated, and enchanted by our shared love for the world of wine.

Best Sellers

2019 Sage Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - 97pts

Deep garnet-purple in color, drifts effortlessly out with open-knit notes of blueberry pie and black cherry compote plus... 

2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 94pts

Deep garnet-purple in color. Loaded with notes of creme de cassis, black cherry cordial, and dried mint with hints of... 

2020 Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir - 94+pts

It skips out with bright, cheery notes of cranberry sauce, black raspberries, and rhubarb, plus suggestions of underbrush...

2018 "Collection" Cabernet Sauvignon - 98pts

It soars out of the glass with spicy and exotic notes of cumin seed, cassia, and cardamom, with a core of creme de cassis and chocolate...

“For some, determining ones true purpose in life is accomplished thru following the path of least resistance, and thus relinquising to passion.”

About Our Founder Jason Moore

Considered a “David in a valley of Goliaths”, Jason Moore was born and raised in Dallas, TX where he fell in love with wine in his teenage years while working as a waiter in the city’s fine dining restaurants.

After a quick year in real estate at the age of 21, Jason realized that his passion was in wine, and more specifically, his lofty aspiration was to become a winemaker in Napa Valley. With the approval of his girlfriend, they eloped in secret, sold everything they owned, and drove cross country to pursue Jason’s dream of attending UC Davis’ Oenology & Viticulture program and starting a winery. However, after living in Davis for a few months and meeting and talking with students in the program, he realized that Davis wasn’t a good fit for him personally. It was too theory based as his learning style was “hands on”, like his father who was a carpenter… a tradesman. So he took it upon himself to teach himself, reading every winemaking book he could find. So at that point, he had the theory, he had just never actually made wine…

So, with no formal education in winemaking, Jason honed his craft in the garage of an elderly vineyard owner in Napa that he had fortuitously met at a wine tasting. He grew the grapes, Jason made the wine, and they split the wine on bottling day.

In 2004 at the age of 26, Jason officially started his professional winemaking career by launching Modus Operandi Cellars & Vicarious Wines with 200 cases of Napa Cabernet. Since then, Jason has grown the winery to over 4,000 cases selling 90+ percent direct to consumer with little to no advertising.

His wines have been poured at a historic White House State Dinner, they’ve been written into a Michael Connelly novel The Black Box, and have consistently scored in the mid to high 90’s by Parker, Dunnuck, Galloni, Suckling, and other major critics.

Customer Testimonials

Catherine P
Catherine P Hidden Gem
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My husband and I very much enjoyed our tasting with Jason. I was pleasantly surprised he was able to accommodate us on such short notice! We loved the that our tasting was with winemaker himself and he told us about how he got started. Generous tastings and the wines themselves were amazing! We ended up getting 3 bottles, no pressure at all that’s just how good his wines are.
Doug W
Doug W Love their MO
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We've been to approximately 60-70 wineries over the last 10 years, we usually can find one or two varieties at each vineyard that we're willing to purchase. Modus Operandi Cellars is one of the few where everthing we tasted...we wanted to buy. Caitlyn met us at the outside tasting lounge, and proceeded to give us a great experience.
Crystal B
Crystal B Delicious Wine from a Unique Winemaker
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Our experience at the tasting in Napa was like no other! We sat with Jason, the winemaker (and Caitlyn) and had the rare opportunity to ask Jason questions about his wine. He educated us on his approach to winemaking. He also shared his story and his vision for his wine. It was a fantastic and unique experience! The most important thing is the wine is PHENOMENAL and we cannot wait for the next club member shipment!

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