The Pride of Ownership
I started making wine in 2002. I shared some space in a small cooperative with other winemakers like Russell From of Herman Story Wines, Paul Lato, and Ryan Deovlet of Deovlet Wines. My next move in 2008 took all of my barrels and equipment to an industrial space on the east side of Paso Robles, which many club members may recall. In 2014, I made the move across town and out to the west side of Paso Robles. Our current location on Adelaida Road is home to our 5,000 square foot winemaking facility, tasting room, and estate vineyards.
Now, as of Harvest 2017, I am very excited to let you know that we have purchased the entire estate. This purchase includes 84 total acres with 20 planted acres that includes six different varietals, with 20+ more acres in the future. It also includes the winery, tasting room, and a beautiful house at the top of the property that is one of the highest points in the Adelaida district at 1,800 feet elevation.
I am also very pleased to welcome a new partner: Venus Lai has always been a very enthusiastic member of our wine club with a great passion for my wines. Now, we share a commitment to developing this property and elevating the McPrice Myers Wine Club experience to the next level.
What this means for us and for you:
I will make small-lot wine club exclusive wines from our estate vineyard. We have plans to build a new tasting room, and caves in the hillside behind the winery. We will be offering the house up top to our wine club members as a vacation rental beginning in Spring of 2018.
Thank you for your ongoing interest in my wines, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
In the Willow Creek District lies Paper Street Vineyard. This land was used for barley and almonds until the mid-1990’s, but was mostly abandoned until the Dusi family planted vines here. The limestone-white hills, hot days, and cool nights make for concentrated, vibrant, and mineral-driven wines.
We received several tons of Grenache Blanc from this vineyard yesterday!
Yesterday we pressed our first EVER fruit of the property, 2015 Viognier! After 13 years, McPrice Myers can officially say we have a vineyard fully under our control, and as result, will now allow us to completely manipulate another factor in our winemaking. Needless to say, we are very excited!
Assistant Winemaker Adrian
watches over our first crush