The hot summer days and cool coastally influenced nights may have been great for growing almonds in years past, but Victor and Jenni of Vines on the Marycrest believe they’re even better for growing grapes. Specifically the Zinfandel, Tempranillo, and Rhône varieties such as Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Viognier they grow on their 26 acres of steep hills on the Westside of Paso Robles. The almond trees on the property when they purchased it have been replaced with dry-farmed vines that send their roots deep into the rocky, limestone soil in search of water. The sustainable farming practices and natural approach taken to winemaking result in wines that are a true expression of the land they come from.
Producing their 6 handcrafted blends and 6 varietals each year is not the only passion at Vines on the Marycrest. A love of great music and art also influences the wine and the winery. Open air concerts are held several times a year featuring remarkable musical artists from around the country. Wine club members receive a specially commissioned CD with each shipment. Music is always playing in the tasting room and the winery. And all their handcrafted blends are named after songs.
If you are looking to enjoy great wine in a hip, modern setting, Vines on the Marycrest is a great place to visit!