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.

Our Philosophy

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​

Planted vines: 1996

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, UC Davis 08 (Margaux cuttings)

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, Elaine V. Blackaby