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Villa Creek Cellars Paso Robles

Warehouse operation run by restaurateur Cris Cherry. The wines are the epitome of modern, fleshy, vibrant Paso Robles reds and are undoubtedly among the best and most exciting reds in an already exciting region. The fact that they are extremely affordable is another great bonus. The Avenger and Willow Creek red are both Rhône blends, […]

Tobin James Cellars Paso Robles

This sizeable Paso Robles operation produces an extensive but exemplary range of wines at all price levels. There is also a sense of fun, with the wines which all have tongue in cheek brand names, many relating to less than lawful characters from the old American West. The winery is built on the site of […]

Summer Wood Winery Paso Robles

This relatively small winery includes a luxurious four star small guest house on its Paso Robles Westside estate which would make a good base for exploring the area. The vast majority of the winery’s output is sold through the tasting room and via their mailing list. Rhône styles are particularly exciting here and include both […]

Peachy Canyon Winery Paso Robles

Long established Zinfandel specialist on the Central Coast with a range dominated by reds. A Chardonnay and a Viognier are also made as well as a Port style late harvest red. The red Zins are ripe and spicy with decent berry fruit, particularly the concentrated Especial from the Mustang Springs. Doug Beckett also produces a […]

Nadeau Winery Paso Robles

Small Zinfandel specialist based to the West of Paso Robles also producing small quantities of Grenache, Mataro and Petite Sirah. A rosé and two red blends are also made. RVR is a Rhône style, Mixed Black comprising Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Grenache. The vineyards are planted on welldrained slopes and are dry-farmed. An ideal exposure […]

Jada Vineyard Paso Robles

Jack Massina, a New York heart surgeon, purchased the land in 1998 and in the following year 68 (27.5 ha) of the 100 acres (40.5 ha) purchased were planted to Syrah and a mix of Bordeaux varietals by John Crossland, the vineyard manager of the Beckstoffer Vineyard in the Napa Valley. Until 2005, grapes were […]

Halter Ranch Paso Robles

Swiss-born financier Hansjoerg Wyss purchased 364 ha (900 acres) of the 3,000 acre Halter Ranch in 2000. Some of the property had already been planted to vines but Hansjoerg has now taken that holding to 101 ha (250 acres). Much of his wish to do so is the aspect and site of the vineyards, which […]

Robert Hall Winery Paso Robles

A good small range of well-priced wines is made at this mid-sized property with 121 ha (300 acres) under vine across four vineyards. The wines are all marked by clean and pure varietal fruit and the reds are quite firm and structured. The fresh and crisp Sauvignon Blanc is part barrel-fermented and aged in tank […]

Four Vines Paso Robles

The output at this winery, famed for “off the wall” labelling and an essentially fun approach to wine is now not inconsiderable. However the wines remain true to their origins, well made full of fruit and with the kind of balance and structure that supports drinking with food, something so many fruitbomb high point scorers […]

Dover Canyon Winery Paso Robles

This small artisan winery was established in 1994 while Dan Panico was still the winemaker at EBERLE. The main emphasis is on bespoke small lot Zinfandel and Syrah from Paso Robles Westside fruit. Small volumes of Rhône whites as well as red blends and some Bordeaux style reds are also produced. Zinfandel comes from a […]

Denner Vineyards Paso Robles

The Denners established their vineyard here in 1999. Farmed entirely by sustainable practices the calcareous soils are also a source of top quality fruit for other producers including Justin Smith at SAXUM. The Viognier is a rich, full style with unctuous fruit and should be enjoyed young. The Syrah is ripe, full and marked by […]

Chateau Margene Paso Robles

This small winery was established in 1998 and focuses on reds from the Bordeaux varieties. They draw on not only their own 2.5 ha (6 acre) estate vineyard but also from other sites as well, both Westside and Eastside. Yields are kept low, around 2 tons to the acre and the estate property is run […]

Castoro Cellars Paso Robles

Niels Udsen has a sizeable custom crush business in the eastern stretches of Paso Robles as well as making a small range of well-priced, mainly Paso Robles sourced reds and whites. The Udsens are also adding their own vineyards, three of which are now run organically. Cool, tank-fermented Fumé Blanc is full of clean, fresh, […]

Carina Cellars Paso Robles

David Hardee works with winemaker Joey TENSLEY making a small and impressive range of Rhône style reds and whites. After the purchase in 2006, of a ranch, on the Westside of Paso Robles, all wines made since 2009 come from estate grapes, grown on steep vineyard sites. The Iconoclast, originally a Napa Valley-sourced red, is […]

Calcareous Vineyard Paso Robles

Another recently created boutique Paso Robles operation producing low volume wines. Sisters Dana Brown and Erika Messer established Calcareous in 2000 with their father Lloyd Messer. Sourcing fruit from a range of sites but focusing on mainly their own classic limestone planted Westside vineyards, they produce Rhône, Bordeaux and Burgundian wine styles and their property […]

Anglim Winery Paso Robles

The Anglim’s small range of wines is mainly focussed on Rhône styles with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel as well as Pinot Noir from the Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills (see FIDDLEHEAD CELLARS). Output remains strictly boutique at around 3,000 to 4,000 cases per year with all the wines produced in pretty […]

Austin Hope Family Wines Paso Robles

As well as making the wine at his own small property here, Austin Hope is the winemaker for his family’s winery TREANA. The focus here is purely on the Rhône Valley. The Syrah is sourced from the Hope Family Vineyard to the west of Paso Robles, which has a high limestone content. The vines are […]

Adelaida Cellars Paso Robles

This family-owned winery was established in 1981 and can be found just inland of the Pacific with estate vineyards planted at altitude and enjoying the benefit of considerable day to night temperature variations providing ripe, well balanced grapes with great acidity. The mountain limestone based soils also help in providing fruit of naturally very low […]

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