|Appellation||Paso Robles, California|
|Taste||sweet cherry, and chocolate aromas|
Estancia is translated from the Spanish word for "estate," and emphasizes our convition that the world's best wines capture the essence of their place of origin.
We control the process from our experimental vineyard blocks, to planting, harvesting, fermenting and aging the wines.
Estancia relies on the benefits of boutique-style winemaking techniques, including whole-cluster fermentation, gentle punch downs, and basket pressing. Our Monterey-based winery uses gentle gravity flow systems to minimize aggressive tannins and bitterness. We have built a separate red wine barrel cellar. It is this hands-on crafting of the wines—from grapes to bottle—that results in our consistent and superior wine quality. We've built a winery that allow us to devote the same attention to detail in winemaking that we give to our grapes.
Sustainability is important at Estancia and our programs include 4,000 solar panels that supply 75% of energy needs. Estancia is home to a state of the art laboratory.