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.
Our Estate Vineyard
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.
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
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