A brief history
The Adelaida District in westside Paso Robles is magical. The winding roads, the massive oak trees that dot the golden landscape, the free roaming cows..... Families of deer and wild turkeys grazing and the sight of California quail crossing the road, the swooping owls and red-tailed hawks that circle the wide skies - the woodpeckers busily drumming at the oak trees and the giant tarantulas meandering along the walkway...... It is absolutely a stunning area! The night sky makes one ponder for the stars shine like diamonds and the quiet of the night is only interrupted with coyote howls or the emergence of wild pigs ......This is the far Westside of Paso Robles. Vineyards dotting the higher elevations, where the ocean fog kisses the tops of the vines or the sheer force of the harsh sun that bears down on vines so firmly rooted in the limestone that are often subjected to the whims of unpredictable weather and scarcity of water. This, then, is what puts Westside Paso on the wine map - explosions of flavors concentrated in the fruit so exceptional to make wonderful wines!
Mother Nature provides for what we cannot create in the vineyards and the exceptional community of Westside Paso Robles winemakers and wine growers beckon us to give our very best to make wines we are proud of and it is with gracious thanks and exciting possibilities, that we have forged ahead!
Our goal is to make small amounts of fine red wines with the very best fruit from Westside Paso Robles (Adelaida and Willow Creek Districts).
We will always remain a small winery working with ultra-low yields of special fruit. We believe that the work done in the vineyards is critical. Year round, we walk the vineyards, feeling the slant of the sun, the feel of limestone soil, the durability of the vines.
This terroir, limestone and microclimates, combined with custom farming, where each vine is individually tended to produce but a few clusters so that our wine will get the fullest flavor of the berries.
We are a hands-on team in the vineyards, consistently custom farming the vines throughout the season. The first shoots, the fruit set, the canopy management, the pruning and dropping of fruit, attention to detail on the few clusters we leave on the vines - we want to capture the packed flavors of fruit that Mother Nature has yielded with our careful tending.
Your first sip of our wines is the reflection of the very senses in which we are enraptured. We want to share with you this heady scent of deep purple berries and hot limestone minerality that work the magic of sun and rain and fog and unpredictable wildness of Westside Paso.