A new winery Cellar Mates has opened its doors for public on the Central Coast in Paso Robles, California on 29 June 2013.

The facility is the first and only collaborative winery, claims the company.

To celebrate the opening, the company hosted a grand opening celebration at 2975 Limestone Way in Paso Robles, reported WineBusiness.com.

Cellar Mates winery is established by Becky and Lowell Zelinski, who also own First Crush Cellars.

Having opened the First Crush Cellars in 2008, the company released its first vintage in 2010.

However, soon they found the place to be insufficient for storage, management and bottling, and hence opened the Cellar Mates.

According to Becky, collaborative tasting rooms and custom crush facilities are common, but the Cellar Mates business model is unique.

"Cellar Mates is a convenient and cost-effective way for four, like-minded boutique wineries to essentially have their own winery and tasting room at a fraction of the cost if they were to do it on their own," she added.

"Most other facilities might give a winery one or two of these options, but there isn’t a place in Paso Robles that gives wineries the advantages of all three."

The 7,000ft² winery will house four boutique wineries, which currently include the Zelinski’s winery, First Crush and MCV.

The tasting room features a 20 feet cave as the backdrop to the tasting bar.