August Ridge Vineyards
August Ridge Vineyards - Templeton, California
August Ridge creates wines that combine the robust style of California wines with the restrained classic elegance of wines from northern and central Italy. August Ridge produces distinctive wines that emphasize the uniqueness of the Paso Robles wine region. Visit our scenic tasting room and try some of our California-Italian wines. The winery itself is a small, unassuming building that sits adjacent to the family home. Its functional simplicity matches the surrounding farm and is an appropriate setting to produce the robust and elegant wines that express the August Ridge terroir. Inside, the tasting area is just a small bar tucked away in one corner of the working winery and affords the visitor a clear perspective of the winemaking in progress. The farm and winery are such a natural extension of the family that daughter Isabella or winery dog, Lucy, are as likely to greet guests as are John and Jill. Production at the August Ridge winery is small. The first release was less than 250 cases! Current production is approximately 1900 cases. Given the small production size and planned slow growth only the Wine Club members will be assured of access to all of the wines – particularly the reserve blends. Subscription is already filling fast and the club size will be limited to ensure wine availability.
Our tasting room in Santa Barbara is in the La Arcada, right off State Street on Figeuroa.
Our tasting room in Creston is located 11 miles east of Atascadero on Highway 41. From Paso Robles take Creston Road to Highway 41 and turn right. We are a half mile up on the right side. From the south take 101 north to Highway 41 east towards Shandon. We are located 11 miles on Highway 41 on the left hand side. Look for the three Italian flags at our gate!
- Specialists in Italian Wines in Paso Robles
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2010 Jovial - Double Gold 2015
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BTI Awards 2014:
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