Tablas Creek Vineyard was founded by the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel and Robert Haas, longtime importer and founder of Vineyard Brands. They chose the hilly Las Tablas district of west Paso Robles for its similarities to Châteauneuf du Pape: limestone soils, a favorable climate, and rugged terrain.
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.
Tobin James Cellars
It all started with an extra six tons of grapes that a winery could not accept and process. Tobin (Toby) James, a lowly assistant winemaker at the time, asked the owner of the winery if he could have the grapes and make wine out of them for himself. The owner replied, "sure kid, knock yourself out". A year and a half later, gold medals began pouring in for Toby's first Zinfandel, the 1985 "Blue Moon" Zin. After making his wines at another local winery for a few years, and tasting and selling them out of a local wine shop in town, Toby finally took the plunge and built Tobin James Cellars in 1994. Built from the ground up on the site of an old stagecoach stop, it might seem more natural to stroll into the old-fashioned western-style saloon, place your booted foot on the brass rail of the bar and order a shot of whiskey from the bartender. However, in the Tobin James tasting room, award winning wines are poured from behind the grand, antique 1860's Brunswick mahogany bar from Blue Eye, Missouri. Tobin James Cellars, located 8 miles east of Paso Robles on Highway 46, sits among 71 acres of vineyard's and oak dotted hills. A magnificent setting for magnificent wines! As soon as you approach, you see something unique. The wooden structures, heralded by the rotating blades of a towering water pump, have a character all their own, There is even a restored stage coach stop that is now being used as a guest house that will take your breath away. It seems everything structural is relevant of age and history.
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.
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!
Our passion for wine compels us to pursue a traditional, time-honored approach to winemaking. Each offering is carefully crafted from select grapes, hand-picked from small vineyard blocks that over the years have proven their ability to produce exciting wines. The result? A refined, well-balanced wine, with elegant textures and flavors; wine that clearly expresses the varietal, while reflecting the distinctive appeal of Paso Robles. This is the unique character of Clayhouse Vineyard. We invite you to learn more about our wines, and and join the people who are so passionate about enjoying them.
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.
We are a family-owned winery founded upon a single estate vineyard that is remarkable in location, striking in quality and unique in history. Margarita Vineyard is the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles appellation on California’s Central Coast. Here, amid the rugged Santa Lucia mountain range just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the only vineyard in its vicinity, and thus the only vineyard to benefit from the extraordinary growing conditions of the area. Margarita Vineyard resides in the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, which was first planted to vines by Franciscan missionaries in 1774. The name Ancient Peaks is a tribute to the geologic heritage of Margarita Vineyard, which is most evident in the towering mountains that preside over the vines. The ancient forces behind these peaks gave rise to the fossilized soils and climate-shifting terrain that distinguish our wines.
Cypher is the latest project between Four Vines founders Christian Tietje and long time business partner Susan Mahler aka Sam. Christian and Sam are in a new creative wave pushing the envelope again. Their goal with Cypher Winery is to continue what they started with the “Freakshow” and focus on the art of high-end winemaking.
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.
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
In addition to our home estate vineyard planted in 1981, JUSTIN has expanded its vineyard acreage by working with a handful of select growers in the Paso Robles appellation. Long standing partnerships with our team of quality growers have yielded World Class results. The Paso Robles appellation encompasses more than 600,000 acres and is the largest stand alone AVA in California. Numerous distinctions exist within the overall appellation and to highlight those differences, eleven “sub-appellations” were proposed in 2007. Each of the vineyards and growers that we work with are unique, together we are the foundation for JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery. Learn more about these vineyards and the people behind them by clicking on the map or following the links below.
Treana is a family-owned and operated winery. Located in Paso Robles, CA, exactly mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the region is the heart of California’s distinctive Central Coast region. The Hope family has been farming in Paso Robles since 1978. The name Treana symbolizes a trinity of natural elements – the sun, the soil, and the ocean – elements that make Paso Robles, and the rest of the Central Coast, an exceptional area for wine grapes. Treana wines reflect local geography and climate: rolling hills, calcareous soils, sunny summer days tempered by cool afternoon ocean breezes and as much as forty-degree temperatures swings between day and night. The grapes respond accordingly, with good sugar levels and balanced acids. The grapes that go into Treana also benefit from a good deal of knowledge, expertise and commitment to uncompromising quality.
The vision of three motivated people helped make Calcareous Vineyard a reality. Lloyd Messer sold his wine and beer distributing business in Sioux City, Iowa, to search for the ideal growing region for his vineyard sites. He recognized Paso Robles, California, as an emerging premium wine producing area. Daughter Dana Brown sold her Iowa wine distributing business to partner with Lloyd and shape the dream with her passion and classic style. We hope you will join us as we embark on an adventure into the wonderful world of wine. Calcareous Vineyard possesses all of the ingredients necessary to reach our goal of producing one of the highest quality wines in the state. We have the land, weather, sunshine, vines, and winemaker, creating the optimal conditions for the development of the best possible wines. Most importantly, it is our pleasure to offer you what the ancient Greeks called "the gift of the gods".
In the span of two dozen years, Niels and Bimmer have gone from making a few barrels of wine for family and friends in a rented corner of someone else's winery to developing a custom-crush operation and a 60,000-case operation for Castoro Cellars. Most recently, the Udsens purchased two local vineyards, one aptly named “Hog Heaven” after the wild hogs that inhabit the area. The second vineyard, "Blind Faith," got its name when the opportunity to buy the vineyard arose. Niels’ wife Berit, or "Bimmer," was in Denmark at the time. Niels called her and together they acted quickly on “blind faith".
Hearst Ranch Winery
Hand-harvested from Saunders Vineyard in Paso Robles, our wines embody the flavors, hues, and aromas of this fine appellation region, in the now famous grape growing AVA of Paso Robles, California.
Harmony Cellars Winery offers award-winning artisan wines and picturesque views of the surrounding countryside. Owners Kim & Chuck Mulligan built their winery to reflect the serene and unpretentious beauty of Harmony. Established in 1989, Harmony Cellars now sits on land that has been in the family since 1910.
Halter Ranch Vineyard
Our vineyard is planted to many different grape varieties – both Bordeaux and Rhone-style, plus Zinfandel, Tannat and Tempranillo. The vines are planted on steep, south-facing slopes reaching 1800 feet in elevation and boasting soils rich in limestone, a feature of many of the world’s finest vineyards. High-density plantings, multiple clones and rootstocks, and low yields enable us to produce fruit of superb quality. We are committed to the environment. In 2008 Halter Ranch earned the SIP Certification, (Sustainability in Practice) in all our farming and winemaking operations.
We have been passionate about wines for many years. Having had the opportunity to travel and visit hundreds of boutique wineries around the world, our dream was to one day be the people standing behind the counter pouring our own wines instead of those doing the tasting.
HammerSky Vineyards is a 50 acre Vineyard with a restored farmhouse you can stay at in the prime area of Paso Robles Wine Region. Whether you're in the need of a weekend getaway, wine tasting or relaxing vacation, you can make HammerSky your home, enjoy life as a vitner, see Hearst Castle and other fun things on the beautiful Central Coast.
Make no bones about it, the challenge of developing wine grapes into the best tasting wine the Paso Robles region has to offer has been no easy task. Rob and Paula Campbell-Taylor, owners and caretakers of Graveyard Vineyards, bought the beautiful hilltop property in 2003 when the vineyard was in its seventh leaf and they set their goals firmly in place to create wines that memories are made of. Paula says, “I want to know that our wine is served at memorable occasions with families and friends and enjoyed with the comfort foods of that occasion. Comfort food and comfort wine—a match made in heaven!”
At Kiamie Wine Cellars our goal is singular: we blend distinctive westside Paso Robles vineyards into wines of expression and uncompromising quality.
Edwards Sellars Vineyards
Our Estate Vineyard is situated in the heart of the Templeton Gap, a microclimate greatly influenced by the Santa Lucia Coastal Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean. This area is characterized by glorious clear, sunny days with temperatures reaching into the high 90's. By late afternoon, those temperatures cool as much as 40 degrees as the Pacific Ocean's misty marine layer creeps through the mountain pass. This fluctuation is critical to attain the intense varietal characteristics displayed in our wines.
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.
Eberle handcrafts 25,000 cases of wine each year from surrounding Estate vineyards. And, after more than 25 years since the release of the Eberle label, the winery consistently remains one of the highest award-winning wineries in the United States.
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.
DAOU Vineyards is a 100 acre premium vineyard estate located at 2,200 feet in the Adelaida Mountains of Paso Robles, California.