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 its first couple of years, Brecon amassed over 90 gold/double gold/platinum and a handful of best-in-class awards from the top tier wine review publications and competitions. Brecon was also 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 a decade 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: 2019
    • Row Orientations: E/W & NE/SW
    • Row Spacings: 12 X 6 and 9 X 5
    • Trellis Type: VSP, TWC and UK
    • Rootstock: Own Rooted, 1103p 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
  • Varieties Grown
    • Cabernet Franc | 3 acres

    • Cabernet Sauvignon | 16.5 acres

    • Malbec | 1.33 acres

    • Petit Verdot | 3.33 acres

  • Press & Accolades
  • Press

    • Jul 2020 | Brecon Albarino awarded “Best of Show” from Sunset Wine Competition
    • Jul 2020 | Sunset International Wine Competition 2020 Announces Results
    • Aug 2017 | Donna Polizzi: Brecon Estate a Captivating Destination for World-Class Wines in Paso Robles

    Accolades

    • 2019 Rosé, Wine Enthusiast, Jul 2020, 92 points
    • 2019 Albarino, Sunset International Wine Competition, Jul 2020, Best of Show, Best of Class, 96 points.
    • 2015 Brecon Estate Syrah, Adelaida District, https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/brecon-estate-2015-syrah-adelaida-district/, Aug 2018, 94 points
    • Brecon Estate Reserve 2016 Feral Underclass , Jerry Meads NWIWC, Mar 2018, 99 POINTS BEST OF VARIETAL : BEST OF CLASS : DOUBLE GOLD
    • Brecon Estate 2016 Forty Two, Jerry Meads NWIWC http://www.nwiwc.com, Mar 2018, 99 POINTS BEST OF VARIETAL BEST OF CLASS DOUBLE GOLD
    • 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
    • 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot, New World International Wine Competition, Best of Class, Gold, Best Varietal.
    • 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, San Diego International Wine and Spirits Challenge, Gold, 90 points.
    • 2017 Cabernet Franc, purley domestic wine report, 94 points
    • 2017 Forty Two, New World International Wine Competition, Best of Class, Gold.
    • 2017 Feral Underclass, Jeb Dunnuck, 92 points
    • 2017 Reserve Petite Sirah, Wine Enthusiast, 91 points
    • 2017 Reserve Syrah, Wine Enthusiast, 92 points