Epoch Estate Wines

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About

Epoch Estate Wines was established by Bill and Liz Armstrong with one extraordinary mission, one singular mission, one singular vision. Create truly world-class Rhone-variety. Epoch Estate Wines is dedicated to the production of ultra-premium wines.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Templeton, California.

Features

  • Producing ultra-premium wines.

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Average Bottle Price

$ 65

Winemaker

Passionate, dedicated, and not afraid to push the envelope, winemaker Jordan Fiorentini brings an enthusiastic and experienced spirit to Epoch Estate Wines. Jordan oversees all the wine and vine decisions along with the day-to-day needs of the winery. Along with her dedicated staff of three, she works hard to ensure every bottle of Epoch wine is always at its best. After an extensive international search, owners/vintners Bill and Liz Armstrong found their dream partner. The Epoch winemaking mission and unique vineyards stole Jordan’s heart, and before she knew it, she had packed up her family and moved from another northern California wine region to the quaint Central Coast town of Paso Robles. The perfect complement to the Epoch Team, Jordan is energetic, experienced, optimistic, artistic, approachable, fun, friendly, and most importantly, crazy talented; her palate is the kind wine lovers dream and strive for. She also happens to be wicked smart with an engineering undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a masters degree in viticulture from UC Davis. Jordan earned her spurs working at her family's winery in Georgia (yes, they really do make wine in Georgia), at Araujo Estate in Napa Valley, Antinori Winery in Italy (where she met her husband), and most recently as head winemaker at Chalk Hill in Sonoma.

The Team

Peter Turrone - Associate Winemaker

Peter joined Team Epoch in the summer of 2010, having worked with Jordan as her right hand man at Chalk Hill in Sonoma County. We are thrilled that Jordan convinced Peter to move to Paso for the Epoch gig.

Zak Motherwell - Cellarmaster

Zak is our Cellarmaster, so he is busy in the winery assisting Jordan and Peter. On any given day, he can be found flexing his forklifting skills, topping off barrels, and basically doing anything related to winemaking.

Kyle Gingras - Vineyard Manager

Kyle is our Vineyard Manager, and thus he oversees our beautiful vineyards, Paderewski and Catapult, from bud break through harvest and beyond. During long harvest days he has been known to overnight on any available couch as harvest days often end after midnight. For vineyard questions email Kyle at kyle@epochwines.com.

Justin Smith - Consultant

After looking for the perfect terroir and settling on West Paso, we needed someone to help guide us in the next phase toward our dream of producing ultra-premium wines. We were huge fans of Saxum wines, so I cold-called the owner/winemaker, Justin Smith. Liz and I met Justin over coffee where we talked about our love of West Paso and great wine, and we agreed to team up to look for the right land, pick the right varietals, rootstocks, etc. We kicked a lot of dirt in West Paso before eventually stumbling across the "not for sale" renowned, but fallow, Paderewski Vineyard. We later added Catapult vineyard in the heart of the Templeton Gap, and ultimately we were in the right place at the right time to buy the historic York Mountain Winery site. Justin is a Paso hometown hero, and he is involved in all things Epoch: farming, blending, picking, our long term vision, etc. For more on Justin and his history, please read my blog on this website called, "A New York State of Wine", about Justin receiving Wine Spectator's 2010 award for the #1 wine in the world for his '07 Saxum, James Berry Vineyard wine.

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Hours

Daily 11 am. - 4 pm.

Address

7505 York Mountain Rd
Templeton, California 93465
United States

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