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Experience the fun side of wine! Prepare to add some pizzazz to your life and enjoy tasting Estate Rhone and Bordeaux varietals paired with gourmet cheeses plus blends and a vintage-style Port. There's a magic feel in the air when you get out of your car and gaze upon Clautiere's mosaic world with a magnificient oak tree with mosaic balls hanging and a 6.5 foot mosaic sphere!

The creative forces behind Clautiere Vineyard are Claudine Blackwell and Terry Brady. Between them, they boast resume listings as varied as accountant, restaurant owners, fashion designer, welder, landscape designer and, lately, winemakers. Since moving up to Paso Robles in July 1999, the couple has passionately rejuvenated and transformed a local ranch into a place of vibrant color and energy. The old farmhouse boasts a wild tasting room, gift shop, commercial kitchen and a theater space suited for special events. Outside are metal sculptures and 230 feet of metal fencing that Claudine has designed and welded to complete the ambiance.

The property also includes vineyards that were planted in the late 1980s with Syrah, Mourvedre and Cabernet Sauvignon. Since Syrah quickly became their favorite, they kept with the Rhone theme, adding more clones of Syrah, as well as Grenache, Viognier and Counoise vines. They also planted an acre of Portuguese varietals which they fashion into a classic vintage-style Port wine. Indeed, it was their original travels to Portugal that sparked the couple's interest in wines and vineyards.

In the summer of 1999, they had just opened a Santa Monica restaurant, The Lobster, with some partners. Though they were certainly busy with that endeavor, they knew they eventually wanted to find a supplemental career that could get them out of the city from time to time and bring them closer to the land. After finding their dream property in Paso Robles, they jumped head first into their Clautiere Vineyard project, Terry as winemaker, Claudine as vineyard manager, and they both had a big hand in the design of the lively label and the unique image of Clautiere Vineyard.

Current releases include BDX (Bordeaux blend)Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, a NV Mon Beau Rouge a dry Rose, a Port wine and three Rhone style blends dubbed Mon Rouge, Grand Rouge and Mon Beau Rouge. The bold winemaking style of Clautiere Vineyard reflects the couple's motto: "Live the best life you can."

Thursday - Monday 12 - 5 p.m. By appointment Tuesday & Wednesday. 1340 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446. 805.237.3789. info@clautiere.com. www.clautiere.com

 

Learn more about our vineyards

Website
www.clautiere.com

Address
1340 Penman Springs Road
Paso Robles, 93446

Phone
805.237.3789

  

Fax
805.237.1730

E-mail
info@clautiere.com

Hours
Open Thursday - Monday from 12 - 5 p.m.

Holiday Hours
Apr 20: Closed
Jul 4: Closed
Nov 27: Closed
Dec 24: Closed
Dec 25: Closed
Dec 31: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Jan 1: Closed

Established
1999

Wines Produced
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Counoise
Grenache
Malbec
Mourvèdre
Petit Verdot
Red Blend
Red Rhône-Style Blend
Syrah
Tinta Cão
Tinto Ruiz
Touriga Nacional
Rosé
Roussanne
Viognier
Port-Style

Amenities
Picnic Area
Special Event Facilities
Tasting Room