The intricately designed 32-point compass rose is a symbol found on Old World maps and every bottle of Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines. The compass was chosen when Ed Sellers, a passionate entrepreneur, sailor, and pilot, set a new course for himself and started a 30-acre vineyard and artisan winery on the West side of Paso Robles.
Ed and his wife Dani discovered the booming farm community of Paso Robles, California in 2003 and instantly fell in love. "It's Napa 30 years ago!" Ed exclaimed. As Rhône varietal enthusiasts, the couple was particularly inspired when they learned that the growing conditions of the area closely resemble those of southeastern France. More specifically, they purchased land in the Templeton Gap corridor, which provides rocky soils and a microclimate that is cooled by breezes created by the Santa Lucia Coastal Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean. The days are clear and sunny, with temperatures often reaching into the high 90s. But mist rolls in through the mountain pass by late afternoon, and temperatures drop as much as 40 degrees. This fluctuation is critical to attain the intense flavors in the estate's Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Roussanne, Marsanne, and Grenache Blanc.
"Distinctive" and "beautiful" are just two fitting adjectives for the small lot wines in the winery's portfolio. "Popular" and "praiseworthy" are two more. In fact, Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines was listed in the March 2009 issue of Wine Spectator on the list of "10 Emerging California Rhône Producers". The wines have also received the attention of leading wine critics, including Robert Parker, who recently lauded four Edward Sellers wines. He gave the 2007 Cognito (a blend of Mourvèdre, Syrah, Zinfandel, and Grenache) 90 points, calling it a "head turner." The 2007 Vertigo (a blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah) also received 90 points, the 2007 Blanc du Rhône, (a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne, and Viognier) earned 88 points, and the 2007 Cuvée des Cinq (a blend of Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache, Counoise, and Cinsault), which Robert describes as "seductive," received 90 points.
As anyone visiting the Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines tasting room will discover, Rhône-style grapes have taken well to the growing conditions of Paso Robles. And Ed and Dani, Kendall, John and the rest of the crew have taken well to the business of growing fine artisan wines.
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Ever the eclectic entrepreneur, it's no mystery why Dr. Douglas Hauck wanted to create a winery of his own. As a movie producer and a dentist for the Hollywood elite why not add winery to the list? Doug has always loved the way wine connects family and friends. His vision of sitting at a large dinner table with all of his closest friends and family and sharing fine wine with them is one of his happiest inspirations.
Doug and his family create delicious wine and want to share their hidden retreat with a wide variety of wine lovers. Dr. Hauck has had the opportunity for some unique experiences in his lifetime. Not everyone gets to experience Hollywood as intimately. What is it like to be a doctor in Beverly Hills, surrounded by eclectic Hollywood stars, the music industry and the wide variety of people who make Hollywood what it is? The people he spends time with everyday are private, sometimes mysterious and very often eccentric. Doug would like to share his experiences with others while getting to know new wine enthusiasts who discover Hammersky.
His wife Kim spent more than twelve years searching up and down California patiently waiting for the perfect location for a winery to present itself. A small property with vineyards already developed went up for sale on Vineyard Drive in Paso Robles. The location was already exactly where they wanted to be. They knew it could be the one.
After years of planning and searching, the perfect place finally lay before them. It satisfied all of the criteria they had been looking for: fifty acres of rolling hills with planted vines in the Paso Robles appellation, a charming farmhouse, pastoral views of large oak trees and a beautiful drive surrounding the vineyard.
Together the couple restored the farmhouse and kept original touches throughout the home. With the help of a talented winemaker they've managed to create magnificent wines that they love and want to share with others - friends, new friends and family."The name Hammersky is inspired by their two sons Hamilton and Skyler. Kim and Doug Hauck hope that one day their sons will grow to share their passion about the vineyard and Hammersky wine."
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They say good fences make good neighbors, but it was a love of wine and winemaking that was the entrée between Opolo owners Rick Quinn and Dave Nichols. Their two families have lived side-by-side in Camarillo since 1996. As Nichols remembers, "I knew Rick to say hello to, but that was about it. Then one day, he said to me, ‘Hey Dave, I just planted 10,000 grapevines!' " And so began the evolution of Opolo, one of Paso Robles' newest labels.
Together they now own about 280 acres of vineyards in Paso Robles, about 200 acres on the Eastside and 80 on the Westside. The Westside vineyards are in the Adelaide hills, producing wines such as Pinot Noir and Sangiovese, while the Eastside properties produce varietals such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The majority of vineyards have been producing fruit since 1998, and a small percentage of it has been finding its way into wine made by Quinn and Nichols ever since. 1999 marked the first commercial crush under the Opolo label, when Quinn and Nichols produced Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, and Muscat Canelli.
Opolo Vineyards is a place where passion and determination combine to create an unforgettable experience of full-flavored, approachable wines and superb customer service. Whether it's our award winning wines or our famous whole roasted lamb and carne asada BBQs, our goal is to welcome you into our home and to leave you cheering, "OPOLO!"
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Surrounded by a 600 acre walnut orchard atop picturesque Adelaida Road. Watch the day's winemaking activities from our open tasting room. Sustainably certified, our Estate vineyards yield classic Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay, intense Cabernet Sauvignon, dry farmed Zinfandel, and avant-garde Rhône varietals. A beautiful drive only minutes from Downtown Paso Robles.
Come to Adelaida Cellars tasting room during Wine Festival Weekend For GREAT WINES. Featuring New Release and Reserve Wines from Library - Listen to live blues music by Jill Knight. Enjoy Authentic Mexican Food from La Mexicana or bring a picnic Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, all are welcome!
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