Paso Robles, California, USA
Past vintages: 2007 |
Grape Blend: Zinfandel
Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery
A small, family-run winery has the luxury to hand-craft every step in an ancient process. We at Dunning vineyards hope to delight you with our fine estate wines and give you a chance to learn our style of wine-making.
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Three decades ago, the California Central Coast had yet to emerge as one of North America’s world-class winegrowing regions. With little history or viticultural precedent, planting on the Central Coast was a gamble. One of an early handful of pioneers, Jerry Lohr was among the first to realize the vast, untapped potential of this now-acclaimed region with the establishment of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines. In the late 1960s, Jerry began an extensive investigation of California grape growing regions while searching for the ideal location for a vineyard. Raised on a South Dakota farm, his agricultural roots armed him with an innate sense for the intricacies of climate, soil quality and location. His research and instincts led him to the Central Coast, a unique location with one of the longest growing seasons in all of California. Selecting the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County for his first vineyard, Jerry planted his original 280 acres of varietal grapes in 1972 and 1973, and unveiled his San Jose winery in 1974. Borrowing a lesson from the French— that great Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon excel in very different growing conditions—Jerry began planting Cabernet Sauvignon and other red varietals in San Luis Obispo County’s little-known Paso Robles region in 1986. With the hands-on devotion of an artisan farmer, Jerry tended to the vines while diligently working toward the creation and development of an adjacent winery and barreling facility, which was completed in 1988. Today, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines includes more than 900 acres of cool-climate estate vineyards in Monterey County, with an emphasis on Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir, 2,000 acres in Paso Robles dedicated to Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah and other red varietals, and 33 acres in Napa Valley, highlighting Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc. From this rich and diverse palette of sustainably farmed estate fruit, J. Lohr crafts wines showcasing bold, concentrated flavors and a vibrant sense of place. The winery offers four tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. New to the signature portfolio is J. Lohr Gesture, limited-release wines available solely to tasting room visitors and wine club members. J. Lohr remains one of the few estate-focused wineries of its size, and one of the last substantial independents to benefit from the longevity of management and the passion of a second generation of family members. Though it is operated with the loving care of a boutique winery, J. Lohr welcomes guests at two wine centers, one in San Jose and another in Paso Robles. J. Lohr has also been shaped by the acumen and commitment of a second generation of the Lohr family. Eldest son Steve Lohr is EVP/COO of the company’s growing vineyard holdings, while sole daughter Cynthia Lohr spearheads corporate and product visibility efforts as vice president of marketing. Youngest son Lawrence Lohr is advocating wine appreciation as director of wine education. Together, they have joined Jerry with an eye toward preserving family involvement in the winery (and the involvement of J. Lohr’s extended employee family) for generations to come.
We are a small producer of award-winning premium Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Reserve Red Bordeaux Blends and Paso Roblan Rhone and Italian Blends as well as Chardonnay. We invite you to join our wine club to receive regular shipments and great discounts! Mail order is easy through this website. We will process your order quickly and get that wine to your door! We have fun events throughout the year at our tasting room and also do winemaker dinners at various restaurants throughout the country. You can send us your email address to receive regular updates on our specials, events and winery news.
DAOU Vineyards is a 100 acre premium vineyard estate located at 2,200 feet in the Adelaida Mountains of Paso Robles, California.
Grey Wolf Vineyards
Grey Wolf Cellars winery and tasting room is located on Highway 46 West, 2.5 miles off of Highway 101 in beautiful Paso Robles, California. Family owned and operated, the winery facility and tasting room lie on approximately 12 acres of land overlooking rolling hills, pastures, and oak studded meadows, formerly known as Green Valley.
Red Head Ranch
Red Head Ranch, home to “Grandma” and other magnificent old vines, is the site of what some say is the oldest vineyard planting in Paso Robles. Located on gently rolling hills eight miles east of town, the property was planted in the late 1880s by Gerd and Ilsabe Klintworth with Zinfandel, Alicante Bouschet and Burger. The old vines were planted on their own roots using 10 foot x 10 foot spacing in the southwest corner of the property where Cripple Creek runs through it. The location benefits from the Templeton Gap influences, and as a result experiences the 40-degree day to night temperature differentials, which the vines love. When Peter and Marilyn Ashkin bought the ranch in 1997, the old vines were fodder for the deer, and Marilyn’s passion became the revival of these old vines. They are head-trained and for the most part dry-farmed, save when the daytime temperatures exceed 100 degrees. In 2000, cuttings from the old vines were grafted onto St. George rootstock. The young plants were used to fill in where plants were missing and to enlarge the old vine block, which now encompasses five acres. The yields are exceedingly low, but we’re happy to report that Grandma is now thriving and a part of Paso Robles history has been preserved! Proponents of sustainable agriculture, the Ashkins also developed the rest of the ranch with plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The Cabernet Sauvignon blocks, consisting of approximately 55 acres, were planted in 1998 and 2000 from nursery stock and offer ten combinations of rootstocks and “clones”. The vines are trained to a bilateral cordon in an interlocking-S pattern and are spur-pruned. The divided canopy with catch wires allows excellent light and air penetration and as a result, disease pressures are low. Red Head Ranch is a cooler site than many eastside vineyards and it is one of the last vineyards in the area to harvest Cabernet. Annual yields are fewer than 4 tons per acre. The Petit Verdot and Malbec blocks, 5 and 4 acres respectively, were planted in 2000. The vines are trained to a bilateral cordon on a VSP trellis and spur-pruned. These blocks are planted on fairly rocky soil and the resultant reflected light contributes to fruit of good color and ripeness. These younger vines are showing great promise, and so the Ashkins are continuing their quest for THE great Bordeaux blend.
Adelaida's wines begin at the roots, pushing through the rocky limestone soils on the west side of Paso Robles on California's Central Coast. The winery, which originated in 1981, is located 14 miles east of the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1,800 feet in the Santa Lucia mountain chain. The winery is a vineyard driven operation that considers itself a foremost proponent of the potential of west side Paso Robles. Adelaida's wild and rugged mountainside vineyards are loaded with limestone and calcareous shale. According to winemaker Terry Culton, "these characteristics cause the vines to strengthen. This results in added stress on the vines, which lowers the yields but produces more intensely flavored fruit". In keeping with the winery's sustainable philosophy, the vineyards are not tilled, encouraging native grasses, wild sage and rosemary to flourish between the rows. Adelaida produces from its own Estate vineyards and a select group of contracted vineyards on the west side of Paso Robles. Amongst its holdings are the two principal estate properties, Viking Vineyard and HMR Vineyard. The mighty Viking Vineyard was planted in 1992 and is now producing great Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The historic HMR Vineyard was pioneered by Dr. Stanley Hoffman in the early 60s. Devoted care and substantial investment have returned these 40+ year old vineyards to their former glory. Intense, high quality wines are convincing first-time tasters and experts alike.
Vines on the Marycrest
Located on 26 acres of steep hills in the westside of Paso Robles, Vines on the Marycrest was established in 2004 as the dream of owner and winemaker, Victor Abascal. This small production, family-owned, boutique winery & vineyard makes award-winning Rhone blends and Zinfandel. Victor and his wife Jennifer are passionate about Paso Robles wines. With its dry hot days, cool nights and limestone soils, Paso Robles lends itself particularly well to growing premium Zinfandel and the Rhône grape varieties. They believe their wines should be an artfully creative accompaniment to a delicious meal shared with friends.
At Kiamie Wine Cellars our goal is singular: we blend distinctive westside Paso Robles vineyards into wines of expression and uncompromising quality.
Peachy Canyon Winery
Peachy Canyon Winery is a small family owned winery in the beautiful wine country of Westside Paso Robles on the Central Coast of California; near Hearst Castle and Big Sur. Peachy Canyon Winery specializes in estate Zinfandels and has been family owned and operated by the Beckett Family since 1988. Experience the best the Paso Robles Westside has to offer. Come by and sample our award-winning Zinfandels and other acclaimed varietals in our Old School House tasting room. We look forward to seeing you soon!
We are the small, boutique winery of Lock Vineyards, the creation of Steve and Pam Lock, known for producing some of Paso Robles most sought-after grapes. We are dedicated to producing small, limited production, hand-crafted, award winning wines.