Continental Vineyards wasn't just the first vineyard in Paso Robles to be planted with the idea of complete sustainability, it was the first in California. Back in 1973, sustainability meant keeping your job, not saving the planet.
But, that's how it started and that's how it's been progressing ever since. Sustainability takes time, patience, knowledge and finances. It's more expensive to start, but it's less expensive in the long run. Once past the break-even point, it's all downhill - in a good way.
Most of the trash from the site is turned into compost, water is recycled and power comes from the sun. It all works to the advantage of the environment with the added benefit of saving a lot of money.
That savings translates into our ability to offer wines like Pull at a fraction of what others may charge. We're not usually a fan of fanciful names, but we love this one. How much more can you get to the point than "pull" the cork?
Our BDX Blend is in the style of Bordeaux, featuring Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The grapes are part of Continental Vineyards' original planting, from back in 1973.
Vines that area near 50 years old produce intense fruit with years of experience. The yields are lower than they were 30 years ago, but that's all for the better. Less grapes mean more flavor and that's what this wine is all about. From the soft cherry and berry flavors to the vanilla earth and plum notes, it all works.