The two most important things that make a great wine are where the grapes were grown and who made them into wine. In this case, both are at the top of the list.
The grapes came from Broken Earth Vineyards, formerly Continental Vineyards, in Paso Robles. They were first planted here in 1973 by Herman Schwartz, and he named it Rancho Tierra Rejada, which is Spanish for "land of worked earth." He was one of the pioneers of viticulture in Paso and one of the reasons that more vintners established wineries here.
Herman knew the territory and knew what he should do and what he shouldn't do. His vineyards were carefully mapped out and studied to decide which wines would do the best on which sites.
In the beginning, he sold grapes to wineries in Napa and Sonoma. As the word spread, wineries in Paso figured out that they had a great vineyard in their own backyard. And so, as they say, the rest is history.
Winemaker Chris Cameron has won so many awards and high scores that it would take two pages to fill. Suffice to say that when he touches a wine it turns gold, just like the awards his wines receive.
Our selection is nothing less than perfection in Chardonnay. The grapes were grown on the cooler slopes, which is clear from the fresh apple and pear flavors through to the clean, crisp and exotic citrus finish.
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