About This Winery
Ron and Marilyn Denner have created a wonderful destination to enjoy handcrafted Rhone style wines at their strikingly dramatic facility on the west side of Paso Robles. They’ve exercised painstaking attention to quality at every level including the vineyard layout and management, production equipment, winemaking, architecture, tasting room design, landscaping and staffing.
The ultra-modern gravity-flow winery was completed in time for the 2005 harvest when son Brian Denner, returned from making wine in Chile to become the winemaker. Brian brought 10 years of experience, a degree in Enology, and a passion for the industry to help him make the family wines.
The vineyard has rocky calcareous soils, close proximity to the Pacific Ocean and access to the cooling ocean breezes of the “Templeton Gap”. The vineyard was planted in 1999 with twenty-five different small blocks. The layout and design were based upon the specific terroir and microclimates of each hillside exposure. Rootstocks and clones were matched to each block. Grapes grown include, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Viognier, Roussanne, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Zinfandel.
The Denners are dedicated to sustainable farming practices. They keep chemical fertilizers and herbicides to a minimum, use no pesticides and they have established a permanent cover crop.
The tasting room is a bright and attractive space with a curved tasting bar, tall ceilings, and windows into the winery operation. The property has a lovely patio, outdoor fireplace, decks and a dramatic private room for club members.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Open daily 11am to 5pm (by appointment only)
Fees: Tasting fees vary based on what is being poured. Contact the winery for current fees.
Price Range: $30 to $50 per bottle
Vineyards: 166 acres, 96 planted
Unique Amenities: Dramatic Winery Architecture
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