Defiance Vineyard

Boutique vineyard and winery featuring award winning estate wines grown sustainably, farmed by hand.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    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.
  • Wines Produced
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Petit Verdot
    Petite Sirah
    Red Blend
  • Events

    Spring Pick Up Party

    Sat | May 21, 2022
    We welcome you to our 2nd pick up party. Estate Wine and appetizers will be served and fun will be had! We will be be sharing our newest releases 2019 vintage with attendees, prior to releasing them online.... View Event Details >

    Ladies Who Lunch

    Wed | Jun 8, 2022
  • Press & Accolades
  • Accolades

    • 2017 Petite Sirah , 2020 Sommelier's Challenge , Sep 2020, Platinum Medal | Best in Class | 94 points
    • 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
    • 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2021 Sommelier's Challange , Gold | 93 points
    • 2020 Malbec Rosé, 2021 Sommelier's Challange , Gold Medal | 92 points