Paso Robles Willow Creek District
Mountainous region with oak trees, cooling breezes and fog coming in from the Templeton Gap, and 130-year-old vineyards make Willow Creek District one of the most picturesque places in Paso Robles.
Willow Creek District Wines
If you’re looking for power and elegance, look no further than Willow Creek District. The combination of sunshine, cooling effects of the Pacific, and limestone soils allow for the creation of world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and much more.
The combination of limestone soils and annual rainfall means that dry farming is not uncommon here. Which, given the latitude (35°N), might seem almost impossible! However, the cooling influences of fog and wind, especially in the southern portion of the AVA, combined with the large diurnal shift, mean that grapes can get extra hang time here and retain their delicate aromatics and acidity.
The result in the glass? Perfumed wines that smell elegant yet have ripe tannins and powerful structures - something that winemakers will tell you is very difficult to achieve. These wines can go head to head against their European counterparts without a problem.