Our Accoutre selection is made at the Arciero Winery and Vineyards in Paso Robles. The Arciero story is quite colorful. It can be explained in three words that have probably never been used in one sentence before; wine, racing, and concrete. Then, there's the story.
The Arciero brothers, Frank and Phil, immigrated to the United States from a small town in Italy in the 1930s with very little money between them. Phil was a decorated soldier in World War II and, upon return to the US, decided that there was going to be a lot of building needed for the returning GIs. So, they set their sites on cement.
They came from an agricultural background, and though they left it in Italy, it never left them. So, while amassing a vast enterprise in construction, they were also purchasing land for agriculture as well as their country's favorite beverage, wine. But that wasn't enough.
A budding passion for building racing equipment lets them cross paths with the likes of Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, and Roger Penske. They built a 13,000 square foot facility in Southern California to construct exotic racing equipment.
And, not to be outdone, they crafted a monumental winery in Paso Robles and planted 700 acres of grapes in 1986. Our selection is a product of that venture and a delicious one at that. Our Cabernet comes from 30-year-old vines just reaching their prime and producing a Cabernet for the ages to grace any venison dish or the Arciero favorite, Osso Buco.