With 5,800+ wine entries at the 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Competition, we are definitely overjoyed with our medals!
GOLD MEDAL - 2010 "ESTATE" CABERNET SAUVIGNON
BRONZE MEDAL - 2010 "FREEDOM FROM THE PRESS" CABERNET SAUVIGNON
BRONZE MEDAL - 2009 "JOLIE" BORDEAUX STYLE
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Our small production, handcrafted wines are produced with minimal intervention, reflecting our vineyard's full influence in the winemaking process. Our estate vineyard produces low yield and high-quality grapes that are crushed and de-stemmed within minutes of handpicking. We produce about 2,000 cases a year of consistent, balanced, low sulfite, and nature friendly wines.
Our Estate Vineyard
In 1996, we planted our vineyard in the spring and later that summer, it was destroyed by "The Highway 58 Fire". We replanted natural rootstock cabernet sauvignon and syrah in the ashes that were made more rich by the fire. Our vineyard workers (including the babydoll sheep, owls, Lucy-dog, and the the owner/manager) spend most of their lives in the vineyard, protecting its unique terroir.
First Estate vintage: 2003
Location: Paso Robles Appellation, La Panza Range, 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: Nine acres of natural rootstock Cabernet Sauvignon Clone UC Davis 08
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
Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2014
The Street, November 7, 2012.
In Wine Country, came by before we bottled our 2005 vintage. This James Beard award-winning program airs nationally on NBC and you can view our story online. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF3bV8gLpAY
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2012
Eden Canyon Vineyards picked "Best Value Wine 2006"
by Master Sommelier Luis de Santos and Beverage Media, February 2006
"Like Father, Like Daughter "
Wine Enthusiast Magazine , by Steve Heimoff with Michael Schachner, Monica Larner, Roger Voss and Lynn Sheldon, December 1, 2006.
"Vineyard has Filipino touch:
Father-and-daughter team own and operate Eden Canyon Winery"
San Francisco Chronicle, by Cicero Estrella, January 29, 2005.