Caparone Winery

One of Paso's oldest small wineries. Classic-styled red wines including Nebbiolo and Aglianico.

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • About
    Since 1979, Caparone is the place to visit for red wines in Paso Robles. Pioneers of Sangiovese and Aglianico in the U.S., Caparone has also grown Nebbiolo since 1980. The unfined and unfiltered, intensely elegant big reds have established a cult-like following over the years. Most tastings and tours are given by the winemakers. Open for tasting weekdays (except Wednesday) 11-4 and weekends 11-5. 2280 San Marcos Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446. 805.467.3827.
    www.caparone.com

    With over 40 harvests of Paso Robles grapes to his credit, Dave Caparone is one of the most experienced local winemakers. Today with his son Marc (who has apprenticed with him for over 20 years) he continues to produce some of the most distinctive red wines in the area. Known as a strict purist in his winemaking techniques and for his down-to-earth approach to fine wine, he has developed a reputation for his rich, long-lived reds. He is also recognized as an American pioneer of the production of Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Aglianico. Caparone wines are noted for their ageworthiness, complexity and excellent varietal character.
    Dave and Marc's wines have been sold in some of the finest restaurants in the US, including two with three-star Michelin ratings.

    Dave moved to the Central Coast in 1966 and began as a home winemaker in 1973. The winery property was purchased in 1978 with production beginning the following year. Nebbiolo was planted in 1980, Sangiovese in 1982, and Aglianico in 1988.
  • Vineyard Details
    • First Date Planted: 1980
    • Last Date Planted: 1988
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  • Varieties Grown
    • | 3.5 acres

    • Nebbiolo | 3 acres

    • Sangiovese | 3 acres

    • Zinfandel | 3.5 acres