News From Janell Dusi
Tasting Room, Coming Soon!!
Finally, I am opening up a tasting room with my own production facility in Paso Robles!
A soft opening of the tasting room will the beginning of September and grapes should be rolling in shortly after. If you are out and about, stop in and check out the new facility. We will be processing fruit all through September and October and the tasting room has a great viewing window in to the cellar where you can watch all of harvest.
Paso Robles Info:
The Paso Robles wine region is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco in the area known as the California Central Coastal region. Paso Robles is located approximately 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The Santa Lucia Mountain Range causes the climate to provide nearly perfect growing conditions. Paso Robles is known for its hot days and cool nights. The most prevalent varieties of grapes produced here are: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syrah and Merlot.
Our site is dedicated to the smaller wineries of the region that capture the friendly, small-town feeling of the area.
Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the historic town of Paso Robles became known for its abundance of hot mineral springs that brought relief from pain–first for the Salinan Indians, then for the Franciscan friars. As word of the springs” healing powers spread, hotels and bathhouses were built to accommodate the tourists who came seeking cures. The little community developed steadily after 1886, when the railroad arrived and town lots were auctioned. Area homesteaders raised cattle, grew grain, and planted fruit, walnut, and almond orchards–all without irrigation. Once known as the almond capital of the world, Paso Robles” agriculture has gradually changed from dry-land farms to irrigated vineyards. Tourists are attracted to Paso Robles for its mild climate, beautiful scenery, and mineral baths, which are being revived. The area”s rich heritage is portrayed through more than 200 images from public and private historical collections.