Paso Robles Westside Grand Crew
THIS ORGANIZATION NO LONGER EXISTS
nine "Crew" members
vineyards on the west side* of the Paso Robles wine appellation
offer a unique terroir dating to the latter part of the Cretaceous
period seventy million years ago. Its unique soils and ideal microclimates
create a terroir that is the envy of vintners throughout the world.
nine prestigious family wine estates on the west side of the Paso
Robles wine appellation that share the rugged hillside terrain,
the limestone-clay soils, and the warm days and cool nights that
are characteristic of the area, have teamed up to form a marketing
coalition to showcase their fine wines.
Paso Robles Westside Grand Crew consists of Adelaida Cellars, Austin
Hope, Dunning Vineyards, Justin
Vineyards & Winery, L'Aventure,
Peachy Canyon Winery, Saxum, Tablas
Creek Vineyards and Windward
their grape varieties range from those of Burgundy, Bordeaux and
the Rhone valley to the typically American Zinfandel, their winemaking
philosophies are strikingly similar. All are proponents of the philosophy
that fine wines are made first and foremost in the vineyard. They
believe that great wines can only come from great grapes, and that
the art of winemaking is founded on starting out with the very best
grapes and bringing their juice through fermentation as naturally
as possible. Within the appellation, each of the Grand Crew wineries
has a specific terroir (climate, soils, and viticulture) that expresses
itself in the wines," says Archie McLaren, founder and executive
director of the renowned KCBX Central Coast Wine Classic.
the Crew's activities will be symposia around the country such as
their recent first formal Terroir Symposium at the Wine Classic.
winery will present a flagship estate red wine. For activities and
additional info contact Mr. MacLaren at 805-544-1285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The west side of the Paso Robles wine appellation refers
to the west side of Highway 101 in Northern San Luis Obispo County,
CA, east of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range and Hearst Castle at