Paso Robles, CA 93446
When Carol and Stephen first decided to leave Hollywood and move to Malibu they either wanted a home where they could walk to the beach or grow grapes. They happened upon a property that could do both. In 2001 they planted their first vineyard. The property’s proximity to the ocean offers the perfect environment for growing their award winning Chardonnay. Realizing soon they would have lots of fruit, Carol bought 100 lbs of Cabernet and made her first wine, with her then 2 1/2 year old daughter in tow, in the kitchen of their house. In 2004, after their first harvest, they moved their winemaking to a custom crush facility and made their first Chardonnay. Since then, they have grown and have been sourcing fruit from Santa Ynez, Malibu and Paso Robles. Their desire is to keep all of their wines from the southern and central coast of California. So much so, that they have now purchased more ranch property up in Paso Robles on the most desired west side, Willow Creak AVA. They are very excited to add Tempranillo, Cabernet, Viogner, Grenache, Syrah, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir and Petit Verdot to their crops.