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
    Malbec
    Petit Verdot
    Petite Sirah
    Red Blend
    Rosé
  • Events

    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. OFFERINGS -Flight... View Event Details >

    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 Awaken and align your body with this rejuvenating yoga session. April is a laid back yogi whose classes are fun, playful and accessible... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades

    Press

    • Sep 2022 | Defiance Vineyard Petite Sirah and Moon Rocket Fudge Dark Chocolate Bar

    Accolades

    • 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
    • 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2021 Sommelier's Challange , Gold | 93 points
    • 2020 Malbec Rosé, 2021 Sommelier's Challange , Gold Medal | 92 points
    • 2019 BREACH, SUNSET MAGAZINE , GOLD MEDAL | 93 POINTS