About the Owner/Winemaker Gianni Manucci grew up in Santa Cruz (CA), and in his first life, owned his own architectural practice for over twenty years. But, his true roots in grape farming began in Europe over several generations ago which inspired him to get back to his roots “his second life” in 1995. His hands-on personal skills shine in this landmark 40-acre terraced hillside vineyard, and his UC-Davis Oenology education has gained him many enthusiasts among his club members. Gianni & Kati (his wife), have a unique sense of balance that has transformed their vineyard into a Pueblo village with ancient adobe style architecture, an art colony, retreat, and winemaking, all harmoniously create a balance at their winery.
Wild Coyote Estate Winery
DOC&AG… “Designation of Origin Controlled & Authenticity Guaranteed”. Wild Coyote Estate Winery is proud to be one of the first wineries in the USA to adopt the European DOCG model, which sets guidelines for the strictest vineyard/winery production practices. We even redefine it as DOC&AG; All the grapes grown & winemaking MUST be a single site and under one person’s control, low production yields (2-3 tons/ac), dry farmed, hand harvested, high sugar contents (above 25 brix), over 95% pure varietals, sorted & crushed delicately (1-2 tons/hr), oak barrel aged (min.18-mo), and non-filtered.
“What it means is that, wines shouldn’t be all about taste & price per bottle, but more so about the love and passion for winemaking with integrity. You are what you drink…”Location
We are located on the West Side of Paso Robles, nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountains, the newly designated sub-AVA “Adelaida District”.
3775 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA. 93446Vineyard Description
Planted in 1995
North Facing on a terraced hillsides, rows going East to West
terraced on major hill-side, North facing
Hand HarvestedVarietals Grown
Our Tasting Room.
Live through our spectacular mountaintop panoramic view at this beautiful hideaway. A one-of-a-kind adobe tasting room with a genuine Native American Tipi, sweat lodge, artifacts, picnic courtyard, or just take a walk out in our vineyards. Gianni showcases his personal stone sculpture creations & eclectic art collection from famous artists. As best described by our visitors “it is like a piece of heaven on earth”. We purposely designed a small tasting room (family style) so we can get close to our guests and have a meaningful conversation. There are hardly any gifts or gadgets, as we are all about our wines and a unique experience.
“You’ll be greeted by Gianni or a family member, and our experienced staff will provided you with honest information and no sales fluffs.” Parking is limited, but it will accommodate tours & limousines, etc.