The Adelaida District in westside Paso Robles is magical. The winding roads, the massive oak trees that dot the golden landscape, the free roaming cows... Families of deer and wild turkeys grazing and the sight of California quail crossing the road, the swooping owls and red-tailed hawks that circle the wide skies - the woodpeckers busily drumming at the oak trees and the giant tarantulas meandering along the walkway...... It is absolutely a stunning area!
Vineyards dotting the higher elevations, where the ocean fog kisses the tops of the vines or the sheer force of the harsh sun that bears down on vines so firmly rooted in the limestone that are often subjected to the whims of unpredictable weather and scarcity of water. This, then, is what puts Westside Paso on the wine map - explosions of flavors concentrated in the fruit so exceptional to make wonderful wines!
We are four friends from California & Argentina who first met at “The Farm” 30+ years ago. Over the years, as we each raised families (seven kids between us), our friendship grew. And so did our dream of making wine together in Paso Robles. Jim and Azmina live in San Diego. Santiago and Mercedes returned to their native Argentina, where they eventually made a bold move -- making old-vine Malbec in Mendoza. The bet paid off: today Santiago Achaval is a renowned winemaker, famous for his winemaking and his introduction of “cult” Malbec from the quiet region of Mendoza.
In the early 1980s, Jim and Az made an equally momentous decision. They would return to Paso Robles, and with their friends in Argentina, finally realize their dream of making great wine. Here we are, ten seasons into wine-making and loving every single moment! Working together, we four, our families and their friends and our friends, the long harvest hours, the camaraderie, the shared work, the laughter, the work picnics in the truck, the wetness of the winery, the heat of the vineyards...
We feel blessed – a feeling that we believe is reflected in every bottle of wine we make. We hope you feel it, too.
Only members of the Farm Club may purchase The Farm Winery's limited-production wine. However, Wine Visa members may do so as well.