Zenaida Cellars

Family owned winery specializing in handcrafted, sustainable Rhone varietals in Templeton Gap AVA

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  • Wines Produced
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  • About
    Zenaida Cellars wines are made using only the highest quality fruit from our estate vineyard & our small group of Paso Robles AVA growers. The vines are meticulously pruned and thinned to ensure even ripeness throughout. At harvest, the fruit is hand-picked & brought into the winery in the cool of the early morning. We process the fruit without the use of pumps or augers, thus eliminating excess handling. The grapes are de-stemmed, not crushed, chilled, & then fall directly into small, open top fermenting bins below. The bins are then wheeled into the winery to settle and begin fermentation. We utilize whole cluster & carbonic maceration during fermentation. The fermenting must is mixed by hand two to three times daily to ensure superior color, structure, & balance of the finished wine. Our red wines undergo extended maceration & are pressed to select French oak barrels or puncheons to age approximately 18 months before bottling.

    The home vineyard is located in the Templeton Gap area, west of Paso Robles, at the base of the Santa Lucia Coastal Range. The 35 acre property consists of 22 acres of vineyard that is farmed utilizing sustainable practices. The winery occupies the original homestead of the property, dating back over 100 years. Utilizing the same low impact philosophy in the vineyard & in the winery. Eric maintains that farming & living sustainably will not only produce higher quality wines, it will also help leave the land in better condition than he found it.
  • Wines Produced
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Grenache Blanc
    Petite Sirah
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
  • Events

    Z After Party

    Fri | Mar 16, 2018
    Join us, along with our Zin loving neighbors, at the Z After Party Friday, March 16. We will be pouring our 2015 Zinfandel as well as our Syrah/Zinfandel blend 2015 Zephyr. Indulge in a variety of sweet... View Event Details >

    Vintage Paso–ZinFest

    Sat | Mar 17, 2018
    Come on out to the Estate Vineyard on Saturday, March 17 noon-3pm. We will for sure be tasting our Estate Zinfandel as well as our Zinfandel blends. Song Catering will be out offering food for purchase.... View Event Details >

    Wine Fest Weekend

    Sat – Sun | May 19 – 20, 2018
    Join us in the park for a fun, tasting event on Saturday, May 19. We will be pouring some amazing Rhone varietals and blends. Sunday, we will be having an olive oil tasting by Bella de Paso as well as... View Event Details >