Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery » Profile
You are invited you to discover the "Willow Creek" AVA District located on the Westside of Paso Robles!
Enjoy award-winning Private Reserve Estate wines featuring Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Meritage, Petite Sirah & Grenache.
Meet Winemakers/Owners Bob and Jo-Ann Dunning and see how their wines are made!
Bring a picnic and enjoy wine by the glass $10.00pp overlooking the Estate vineyards.
Stay at "Dunning Vineyards Guest Villa" A private one bedroom Bed & Breakfast/Inn retreat with panoramic Vineyard and Coastal mountain views! Enjoy wine country lifestyle on the hilltop of Dunning Vineyards! Open year round... Make your reservations 805.238.4763 or www.dunningvineyards.com
In 1996, the Orange County Wine Competition awarded them their first Gold Medal!
Since then, they have been given many awards including 90-point ratings from James Suckling/Wine Spectator and Steven Tanzer/International Wine Review.
Also,just awarded a 93-point rating from the Wine Enthusiast for their Estate Meritage & Estate Cabernet!
Their Estate Chardonnay & Private Reserve Petite Sirah was awarded a 90-point rating too!
New this month...the Zinfandel Chronicles gave the Private Reserve Zinfandel a 92-point rating and the Petite Sirah a 93-point rating!
Robert came to the area from Malibu and Jo-Ann from the Pacific Palisades, California. They enjoy and live on their 40-acre property with their Dog Ralphie and Son Garrett(Who has just graduated California State University with his degree in Business Management/Accounting & living in the East SF Bay area)
Garrett also visits the Vineyards, Winery & Tasting room often!
Due to the advantageous climate and soil of their 40 acre property, Robert believes his "Willow Creek" Westside Paso Robles vineyard is in the perfect location! As a result of warm summer days and cooler nights, their hillside & hilltop vineyards receive the coastal sea breeze as it filters through the canyons which benefits both the red and white varietal grapes. The rocky limestone soil produces lower yields, and very concentrated flavors.
Topping off these ideal growing conditions, Robert supervises all of the production in the Estate Vineyards, Winery & is the Owner/Winemaker,
"My focus is on quality," Robert says.
"Making and producing Estate wines from your own vineyard property...Now that's what it's all about!"
Established in 1991...The winery currently produces around 2,600 cases annually. Robert and Jo-Ann prefer to remain small so they can retain closeness with their Wine Club Members & visitors.
The trip to Dunning Vineyards is worth it just for the scenery alone. Located just a few turns off Hwy 46 West or Vineyard Drive...
1953 Niderer Road
Paso Robles, 93446
Friday- Sunday 11:00a.m- 5:00p.m /Advance Appointments welcome!
$10.00 tasting fee refundable with wine purchase!
Red Meritage Blend
Bed & Breakfast