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A pioneer of Paso Robles, Gary Eberle has been making premium wines for more than 35 years. Today, Eberle is one of the highest award-winning wineries in the U.S. and ranks in the top 10 of gold medal award-winning wineries in the country. Eberle hosts complimentary wine tastings and tours of our underground caves. Monthly guest chef dinners, deck lunches and facilities for private events. Summer 10 a.m.-6 p.m., winter 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located 3.5 miles east of Highway 101 on Highway 46 East, P.O. Box 2459, Paso Robles, CA, 93447. 805.238.9607. www.eberlewinery.com

The history of Eberle Winery dates back to 1979, when Gary produced his first bottle of Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon. Now, more than three decades later, we're celebrating our 33rd Anniversary of making ultra-premium wines exclusively from the Paso Robles appellation.

During the 1950's and 1960's, several vineyards were planted in the Paso Robles region, yet there was not a winery truly competing on a national or international level. The arrival of Gary Eberle in 1972 began one of the brightest winemaking chapters in the history of Paso Robles.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Eberle started his college career in 1962 at Pennsylvania State University, commonly known as Penn State. Given a full scholarship, Gary balanced his duties as a defensive lineman for the football team and as a student studying biology. Eberle moved to Louisiana where he did his graduate work in cellular genetics at Louisiana State University (LSU).

During his time at LSU, a professor introduced him to the magical world of food and wine. Tasting a sampling of fine, classified growth Bordeaux from his professor's cellar, Eberle took a keen interest in Cabernet Sauvignon. He began to envision the possibility of creating a wine that would rival those of Bordeaux and soon found himself on an airplane to California.

He arrived at the University of California at Davis, where he met with the chair of the enology department and explained that he wanted to become a winemaker. Impressed with Eberle's credentials, the professor admitted him to the doctoral program without the usual qualifying exam.

During his work at Davis, Eberle realized the untapped potential of the Paso Robles region and decided it was where his winemaking future lay and arrived in 1973. After founding the Estrella River Winery (currently, Meridian Vineyards) Eberle yearned for his own winery focusing on premium red wines. The dream was realized with the release of his first Eberle wine, a 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon in 1982. To date, Eberle Winery remains one of the highest award-winning wineries in California, consistently ranking in the top 20 of more than 1500 wineries now operating in the state.

The Boar
The German name "Eberle" translates to "small boar." At Eberle Winery, a bronze boar greets every guest who visits the Tasting Room. The statue is the 93rd replica of the original bronze Porcellino cast by Tacca in 1620. And today, the original can be found in the straw market in Florence, Italy. It is considered good luck to rub the boar's nose and toss a coin in the water below. All money collected at the Eberle boar fountain is donated to local children's charities.

 

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Website
www.eberlewinery.com

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Address
3810 Highway 46 East
Paso Robles, 93446

Phone
805.238.9607

  

Fax
805.237.0344

E-mail
sue@eberlewinery.com

Hours
Summer 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Winter 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tasting Fee
Complimentary

Established
1983

Wines Produced
Barbera
Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Blend
Red Rhône Blend
Sangiovese
Syrah
Syrah Rosé
Zinfandel
Rosé
Bordeaux Blend
Chardonnay
Viognier
White Rhône Blend
Muscat Canelli
Port
Dessert Wine

Amenities
Caves
Gift Shop
Pet Friendly
Picnic Area
Special Event Facilities
RV Parking
Tasting Room
Winery Tours