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                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Wine Tasting
having everything you make be good across the board and that’s ac- tually harder than making one great wine. It’s also about not growing too big too quickly; keeping those small, interesting parcels and not trying to double production every year. We find an interesting parcel, we make it. If there isn’t any more, we make another small, interesting parcel of something else.”
For that very reason, guests will likely find a different lineup of wines in the tasting room at each visit. Grindley makes 12-14 small parcel wines per year. “We always have new releases,” he said. “The tasting lineup changes at least once a month.”
Brecon Estates recently an- nounced that their 2019 Reserve Cabernet Franc earned 99 points, Best of Class, Gold Medal desig- nation at the 2022 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition.
Other recent wins include 98 points and a Double Gold medal for the Brecon Estate 2018 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2021 San Francisco Interna-
tional Wine Competition. The Brecon Estate 2019 Haggis Basher Red Blend also won Best Red Rhone Varietals Blend, 96 points, Double Gold medal from the same competition.
Visit Brecon Estate and enjoy sharing small batch wines with friends. The knowledgeable and friendly tasting room staff is wel- coming, with Amanda setting the tone with her laid-back, Australian style. Sitting on couches in the patio area just outside the tasting room, guests are treated to views of the old vines and oak trees surrounding the property.
The Brecon Estate Wine Club offers three wine shipments yearly, discounts on purchases, compli- mentary tastings, and invitations to exclusive Brecon Estate events.
The Brecon Estate tasting room is located at 7450 Vineyard Drive in Paso Robles. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; reservations preferred. For more information, visit breconestate.com or call
(805) 239-2200.
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