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Wine Tasting
Four Lanterns Winery: ‘Wine we like for people we like’
 Award winning estate grown and produced wines
The family-owned boutique winery, Four Lanterns Winery, occupies 35 acres, with 22 acres planted in vognier, syrah, grenache, Mourvèdre, graciano, picpoul blanc, chenin blanc and nebbiolo. The owners’ Steve and Jackie Glea- son’s nearby home is on another vineyard, with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, tempranillo, petite verdot, and semillon planted there.
When the Gleason’s took a chance in 2013 on a Paso Robles property along the desirable westside of Highway 46, they were intrigued by the beauty and history of the property‘s house, tasting barn and surrounding vineyards, and could see the potential for something special. During the first few years, Steve was mentored by some of the region’s wine industry talented winemakers and vineyard man- agers. By 2017, Steve was ready to take the winemaker reins and today the success of that decision is apparent.
Starting with five wines, the selection today includes a wide variety primarily estate grown and produced single varietal wines and blends from the Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, to the bright, juicy 2018 Rosso de Rosso to their delicious single varietals of Viognier and Picpoul Blanc. Awards include numerous Gold Medals and a Best in Class for their wines from the 2022 Central Coast Wine Competi- tion.
The Gleason’s dedication
to making wines they believe
in is key to their success. “Our motto,” said Steve “wine we like for people we like, says it all. We
At left, Steve and Jackie Gleason in their tasting room
make wines we believe in and really like. It’s that simple and that true.”
The name, Four Lanterns, embraces the Gleason daughters; Sarah, Christina, Janet, and Sage. “They are the lights of our lives,” said Jackie. “There’s a true sense of family here”. Steve is the wine- maker and works closely with our vineyard managers, while Jackie manages the tasting room, and facilitates the music and special events with the generous help of their amazing staff. Their daughters have all contributed
in different parts of the business over the years from label making to working alongside their father in the harvest.
“Everything just evolved,” said Steve. “I like learning and believe you learn from mis- takes, so we started small and learned as we went.” There is always something to learn, to improve and to enjoy in the wine industry. They feel very fortunate that they’ve had the opportunity to live and work in Paso in this innovative wine industry.
The onsite production facility,
    Walk-ins welcomed!
Open Daily 11am to 5pm.
Reservations recommended for larger parties.
 (805) 237-1425 • 1525 Peachy Canyon Rd., Paso Robles
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