JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery2018-01-06T03:35:23+00:00

Project Description

Website
www.justinwine.com

Social

Address
11680 Chimney Rock Road
Paso Robles, 93446

Phone
805.591.3224
Fax
805.238.7382

E-mail
chalan.lind@justinwine.com

Hours
Open Daily 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tasting Fee
$15/pp; Complimentary for Wine Society Members

Holiday Hours

Nov 24:Closed
Dec 24:10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Dec 25:Closed
Dec 31:10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Jan 1:11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Established
Vineyard, 1981 Winery, 1987

We planted our first vineyard back in 1981 with the mission to make world-class Bordeaux-style blends. Since then, we’ve expanded both our knowledge of viniculture in this unique region as well as our acreage.

Rich in fossilized limestone from eons of marine deposits, JUSTIN’s soil is ideally suited to creating big, Bordeaux-style reds.

At JUSTIN, we combine traditional Old World methods—like hand-harvesting and small-barrel aging in French oak—with New World technology. For example: the “Air Knife,” an ingenious process invented by our winemakers, boosts grape quality and efficiency.

Once the grapes are harvested, our winemakers gather to sort, select, age, taste, blend and decide what goes into every bottle.

VINEYARD PROFILE

Halter Ranch Vineyard

Overview

Vineyard Description
237.30 acres
Planted in 1996
calcareous shale, clay loam
Hand Harvested

Varietals Grown

Cabernet Franc 17.50
Cabernet Sauvignon 92.70
Cinsault 0.90
Counoise 1.10
Grenache 3.70
Grenache Blanc 2.70
Malbec 8.20
Marsanne 3.70
Merlot 19.90
Mourvèdre 9.60
Other 15.00
Petit Verdot 5.30
Petite Sirah 1.00
Picpoul Blanc 1.50
Roussanne 4.90
Sauvignon Blanc 3.80
Syrah 33.20
Tannat 2.00
Tempranillo 2.10
Viognier 4.50
Zinfandel 4.00

Wineries Supplied
Justin Vineyards, Wildhorse Vineyards, Adelaida Cellars, Oso Libre, Kiame Cellars, Thatcher Winery, J.Lohr Vineyards and Wine, and more. Please contact Mitch Wyss for vineyard inquiries at 805-226-9455 ext. 11.

VINEYARD PROFILE

Plummer Vineyard

Overview
This near east-side vineyard was originally developed in 2002, under management of Vineyard Professional Services. Planting is on gentle to moderate slopes, with 8’X6′ vine spacing and a vertical shoot positioned trellis system. Unique row orientation (WSW to ENE) reduces fruit exposure to direct sunlight, reducing sunburn, improving fruit consistency and allowing hang time flexibility. Vineyard is sustainably farmed with regular applications of compost and compost teas to maintain soil health. Farming practices are tailored to meet the quality needs of our customers for their award-winning wines.Location
Wellsona Road, off Airport RoadVineyard Description
42.00 acres
Planted from 2002 to 2008
WSW to ENE Row Orientation
8′ Row Spacing
Drip Irrigated
Arbuckle, Rincon Soils
Varied terrain
Hand and Machine Harvested

Varietals Grown

Cabernet Franc 8.00
Cabernet Sauvignon 14.00
Merlot 14.00
Petite Sirah 6.00

Wineries Supplied
Bianchi, Clayhouse, Justin, J Lohr, Hahn, Hope Family Wines

VINEYARD PROFILE

Cerro Prieto Vineyard and Cellars

Overview
Boutique vineyard, written up in Wine Enthusiast as Cerro Prieto Vineyard Designated Cabernet Sauvignon, Byington Winery, September, 2007, by Steve Heimoff, 91 pts.
“I like this wine for the way it mimics Napa cult Cab, yet carves out a distinct identity. Like Napa, it’s dry, soft and ripely opulent, with rich blackberry” .Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2009, “92 points Paso Bordo, one of the best big bold blends”. 2006 Merlot: International Gold Medal, San Diego Intl Wine Competition, and also Intl Gold Medal, Critics Challenge Intl Wine Competition(both in spring 2009. All wines from estate grown grapes.Chef magazine, Sept 2010 Cerro Prieto 2006 Merlot Reserve, one of California’s 10 “Marvelous Merlots”, sandwiched neatly between Cakebread and Duckhorn.

Location
Vineyard: Westside Paso Robles, 3 miles west of Hwy. 101, 1/2 mile down Oakdale, then 1/3 mile down Las Tablas Willow Creek Rd, on left.

Tasting room: Meritage Tasting Room, downtown Paso, on south side of the park

Vineyard Description
20.00 acres
variable on steep hillsides
5′ X 10′
drip assisted
calcareous, limestone
steep, crawler tractor only
Hand Harvested

Varietals Grown

Cabernet Sauvignon 10.00
Merlot 1.00
Pinot Noir 5.00
Sauvignon Blanc 2.00
Syrah 2.00

Wineries Supplied
Wild Horse, Justin, Cerro Prieto Vineyard & Cellars, Peachy Canyon

VINEYARD PROFILE

Ranchita Canyon Vineyard

Overview
The original vineyard was planted in 1970, and there are still 14 acres from that planting — 5 acres Zinfandel, and 9 acres Petite Sirah. There have been additional plantings over the years, and we now have 10 different varietals planted. We are primarily growers, and sell about 90% of our wine grapes to other wineries.Location
We are in the Paso Robles appelation, and are northeast of Paso Robles, and east of San Miguel.Vineyard Description
71.80 acres
Planted in 1970
North/South & East/West
9×5, 10×4, 10×5, 10×6, 12×8
Drip irrigation
DG and Calcareous
Rolling hills
South Facing
Hand Harvested

Varietals Grown

Cabernet Franc 4.80
Cabernet Sauvignon 4.80
Grenache 2.20
Malbec 5.00
Merlot 1.00
Other 1.00
Petit Verdot 5.00
Petite Sirah 26.20
Sangiovese 9.20
Zinfandel 12.60

Wineries Supplied
Tobin James, Justin, Talley, Rosemblum, David Bruce, Baileyana, Claiborne & Churchill, Page Springs Cellars (AZ).