They say that those who chose the road less traveled will generally find something special along the way. For those who chose to do so may we suggest Niderer Road on the West side of Paso Robles. For what you will find at the very end of this road is indeed very special and it comes in the form of a small family owned winery called Dunning.
With an annual production of 2500 cases, this small boutique winery uses a simple formula in their pursuit of producing the very best wine possible. Use only estate grapes, grown in small lots, to create hand crafted stylistic wines. The success o their efforts can be tasted in the wonderful wines produced.
Having moved to the area some 20 years ago, owners Bob and Jo-Ann Dunning, along with their son, Garrett planted 16 acres of grapes on their 40 acre farm in 1991 and realized their first harvest in 1994. Since then, they have dedicated themselves to producing some truly spectacular wines. They include a Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Cab Franc and a Cabernet, each with it’s own distinctive structure, body and flavor. Bob’s efforts as a wine maker are typical of the reason why Paso Robles vintages are becoming some of the most sought after of all California wines.
Like many of the small area boutique wineries, you can only buy Dunning wines at their tasting room or through their wine club. Those who join their Level 1 wine makers select club receive two one case shipment a year at a 20% discount and Level 2 participants receive two 6 bottle shipments each year at a 15% discount.
Those who are looking for the perfect place to get-a-way will find availability at the Dunning Vineyards Guest Villa. A private one bedroom guest suite. For more information, we encourage you to visit their website at www.dunningvineyards.com.
Join Central Coast Jeep Adventure Tours on one of our wine tasting adventures and we will take you down the road less traveled to meet this amazing and accomplished family of Dunning Vineyards. We promise it will be a journey to remember.