Our 2013 "Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon will be released this Fall. Wine Club Members: Your Prerelease offer is extended to 10/17/16 due to Hurricane Matthew.
Our small production, handcrafted wines are produced with minimal intervention, reflecting our vineyard's full influence in the winemaking process. Our estate cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and syrah vineyards produce high-quality grapes that are crushed and de-stemmed within minutes of handpicking. We produce about 2,000 cases a year of consistent, balanced, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, low sulfites, and nature friendly wines.
Our Estate Vineyard
In 1996, we planted our vineyard in the spring and later that summer, it was destroyed by a wildfire. We replanted natural rootstock cabernet sauvignon and syrah in the ashes.
Location: Paso Robles Appellation, Black Mountain, 2,000 feet elevation, steep hills, summers avg. 90+ degrees, winter nights avg. 33 degrees plus snow
Soils: sandstone, granite, quartz, and Franciscan complex
Vines: Ten acres of natural rootstock cabernet sauvignon and syrah
Yields: plants are pruned to produce
2.5 – 3 tons an acre, all hand-pruned and hand-picked fruit
Vineyard Manager: Danny Villamin
Winemakers: Danny Villamin and Elaine V. Blackaby