Brecon Estate

Brecon Estate is a highly acclaimed, award winning boutique winery with contemporary architecture.

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Brecon Estate is a highly acclaimed artisanal boutique winery that is at the forefront of producing world-class Paso Robles varietals including Petit Verdot, Albarino, Mourvedre and Syrah.

    In just over two years, Brecon has amassed over 70 gold/double gold/platinum and a handful of best-in-class awards from the top tier wine review publications and competitions. Brecon was recently named “Winery of the Year 2016” by Doug Wilder of the very prestigious industry publication, purely domestic wine report.

    Damian Grindley, Brecon's owner and master winemaker, is a proud Welshmen with over 20 years experience crafting some of the most highly awarded wines across the United States, Australia, and Europe. After working in Paso Robles seventeen years ago, he decided to settle down here to pursue his dream of producing the most intriguing varietals that have been popularized in Bordeaux, Rhone Valley and even Northern Spain.

    Brecon’s wines are small batch fermented and production is sold exclusively on site through our tasting room. Brecon Estate is proud and humbled by all of these accolades and look forward to sharing these great accomplishments with other wine-loving enthusiasts. Cheers!

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  • Vineyard Details
    • All of our fruit grows naturally on hilltops in Calcareous soils and the majority hails from the traditional Westside of Paso Robles (now Adelaida, Willow Creek and Templeton Gap). On occasion, we include exceptional parcels of high-end fruit from deep in the Santa Lucia Range or closer to the cooling Pacific Ocean.
    • First Date Planted: 1975
    • Last Date Planted: 2014
    • Row Orientations: E/W & NE/SW
    • Row Spacings: 12 X 6 and 9 X 5
    • Trellis Type: VSP, TWC and UK
    • Rootstock: Own Rooted and St. George
    • Irrigated/Dry Farmed: Dry farmed where appropriate, approx. 66%
    • Soil Types: Linne - Colodo Complex
    • Slope Description: Various 0 - 35%
    • Aspect: Mostly between south and west, some easterly facing blocks
    • Harvest Method: Hand
    • Wineries Supplied: Proprietary
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  • Varieties Grown
    • Petit Verdot | 3.3 acres

    • Cabernet Franc | 3.5 acres

    • Cabernet Sauvignon | 18 acres

    • Malbec | 1.3 acres

  • Press & Accolades
  • Accolades

    • 2014 Reserve Petite Sirah, Wine Enthusiast, Feb 2017, 93 points plus Editor's Choice
    • Reserve Cabernet, Wine Enthusiast, Feb 2017, 93 points
    • Brecon Estate Winery, Doug Wilder, pdwr, Dec 2016, 2016 pdwr Winery of the Year
    • 2016 Winery of the Year, Purely Domestic Wine Report, Doug Wilder, Dec 2016, Winery of the Year
    • 2014 Petit Verdot, Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2016, 90 points
    • 2014 Meritage, Vinous, Sep 2016, 90 points
    • 2014 Mourvedre, Wine Enthusiast, Sep 2016, 93 points
    • 2014 Petite Sirah, Vinous, Sep 2016, 91 points
    • 2014 Syrah, Wine Enthusiast, Sep 2016, 93 points
    • 2014 Mourvedre, Vinous, Sep 2016, 90 points
    • True Acacia Head, purely domestic wine report, Aug 2016, 92 points
    • Albarino, purely domestic wine report, Aug 2016, 92 points