Tucked away off Hwy. 46 West in the Templeton Gap District AVA in the Paso Robles wine region, Red Door Ranch Vineyards is 18 nautical miles from the Pacific Ocean. With coastal fog and afternoon breezes cooling the vines and the warm daytime temperatures allowing for balanced fruits, we found the ideal location for growing grapes. The vineyard consists of loamy clay soil, which serves as the foundation for wines with balanced acidity that are perfectly pairable with foods and friends.
Considering the physical location, climate, and soil, we relied heavily on expertise from established vineyard owners, managers and wine makers when selecting grape varietals and planting their vineyard including Ken & Marilyn Riding of La Vista Vineyards and Steve, Pam Lock of Ecluse Wines, Amy Butler of Ranchero Cellars and Hilary Graves now at Booker.
We also learn from our winery partners and incorporate a range of sustainable and biodynamic farming practices that support strong vine health and a better environment. Deploying macro and micro-nutrients that are vital to plant growth, we increase soil organic carbon, improve water infiltration and reduce erosion and greenhouse gases emission to the atmosphere. We also monitor micro-climate weather conditions specific to our site, soil moisture and vine health at key milestones throughout the growing season and adjust farming practices to ensure the highest quality fruit.
With our exacting approach to farming, Red Door Ranch has a rich history of sourcing exceptional, sustainable and hand-farmed fruit to some of Paso’s most beloved wineries.