About This Winery
Paso Robles--Taste some of the finest big bold and juicy red wines Paso Robles has to offer.
Down the almost deserted county drive of San Marcos Road you drive up a gravel road to the home of one of the most unpretentious wineries in the state. A wine pioneer, Caparone was first in California to grow and
Down the almost deserted county drive of San Marcos Road you drive up a gravel road to the home of one of the most unpretentious wineries in the state. A wine pioneer, Caparone was first in California to grow and market the Italian varietals Sangiovese and Aglianico. You first see a group of old brown metal outbuildings thinking the winery must be further up the lane. But then you notice the small little sign for the winery above a non-descript metal door. Next to this lonely little door is a sign that says OPEN. This is the place!
Caparone is run by a father and son and has no non-family employees. They specialize in the production of interesting, high quality, red wines sold at a fair price. Their wines are rich and complex with all their wines fermented on the skins for at least 30 days to extract as much flavor and complexity as possible. Every wine they produce is also unfined, unfiltered and spends a minimum of 2 years in oak barrels. Some of their Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, and Merlot wines can age and improve for decades
The tasting room is inside their dark cool barrel room with a couple of barrels and planks of wood serving as their tasting bar. If you ask you can usually get a chance to taste right out of the barrels. No imported tile, no gift shop, no pony rides– “simple winery, complex wines”, is their motto.
Winery InformationHours: Tasting 11 to 5 pm daily
Fees: Tasting is complimentary
Price Range: All wines are priced at $14 per bottle
Vineyards: 28 acres
Production: 3,000 cases
Discounts: 10% on 6-11 bottles, 20% on case
Unique Amenities: Barrel Tasting
Winery URL: http://www.caparone.com/
- Barrel Sampling
- Casual & Relaxed
- Family Run
- Off the Beaten Path
- Cabernet Sauvignon