A brief history
Écluse is the French word for the locks on the canals that gently carve their way through the remarkable French wine countryside and since our last name is Lock, the name Écluse for our wines was born! As home to a San Francisco Chronicle’s Sweepstakes winning Best Red Wine, we at Écluse are dedicated to producing limited production, handcrafted, award-winning wines from our very own Lock Vineyard. Our family-owned boutique winery is a true reflection of this special place we call home. Nestled in the gently rolling hillside terroir on the desired Westside of the Paso Robles AVA, we feature Bordeaux and Rhone style wines, as well as our fabulous Zinfandel. Located only five minutes west of downtown Paso Robles, we invite you to discover the expression of our estate-grown wines while you savor the Écluse difference. Join us and experience wine tasting the old fashion way, in the barrel room where you may even find Steve or Anthony with the wine thief offering barrel samples!