Founded in 2012, Defiance Vineyard is a boutique vineyard nestled to the east of Paso Robles, and is known in the area for growing premium Petite Sirah and Bordeaux varieties. Its terrior offers a diurnal temperature swing, providing optimal growing conditions, coveted by others in the region. Dedicated to sustainability, Defiance Vineyard is all farmed and harvested by hand with the utmost attention to detail.
Defiance Vineyard announced the launching of its estate wine in September 2020, after seeing their perfectly concentrated and coveted fruit produce wines full of richness and natural balance. The Estate portfolio includes: Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Malbec varieties. The vineyard is run and operated by the Faulkner family, drawing on each individuals passion and expertise. It is a culmination of years of hard work, as all of the infrastructure and facilities were also built by the family. They invite you to experience their vision first hand, with a tour and a taste of Defiance Vineyard.
Bordeaux-Style Blend Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Petit Verdot Petite Sirah Red Blend Rosé
Private Estate Tasting and Events
Sat – Sat | Oct 1 – Dec 2, 2023
Book your personalized vineyard experience with a Private Tasting at Defiance VIneyard. This is great for groups large and small with more flexibility on dates and times you are looking to visit.
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Morning Flow at Defiance Vineyard
Fri – Sat | Oct 7 – Nov 26, 2022
Join us on the patio for Morning Flow and a flight of wine to follow
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Press & Accolades
Sep 2022 | Defiance Vineyard Petite Sirah and Moon Rocket Fudge Dark Chocolate Bar
2017 Petite Sirah , 2020 Sommelier's Challenge , Sep 2020, Platinum Medal | Best in Class | 95 points
2018 Cabernet Franc, 2022 Monterey International Wine Competition, 91 points | Gold Medal
2019 Malbec Rosé, SF Wine Competition , Gold Medal
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2021 Monterey International Wine Competition, Platinum Medal | 94 points
2018 Whipper-In, 2021 Central Coast Wine Competition , Gold Medal
2018 Whipper In, 2021 Sommelier's Challange , Gold Medal | 92 points