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.
Rolling hills give way to a hidden sanctuary anchored by gates bearing the symbol of a falcon. A lush, artisanal 50-acre vineyard can be seen on the 100-acre property. The incline up the driveway is lined with sycamores leading to a plateau upon which a French inspired Châtaeu sits with 360 views of picturesque countryside.
First Date Planted: 2012
Last Date Planted: 2018
Row Orientations: North/ South
Row Spacings: 7-10 ft
Trellis Type: Head trained, Modified VSP
Rootstock: 1103P, 110R, Saint George, SO4, Freedom
Irrigated/Dry Farmed: Irrigated
Soil Types: Linne-Calodo
Slope Description: Majority: 25-35°
Aspect: South East
Harvest Method: Hand Picked
Wineries Supplied: Clients are located from Napa to Colorado: Ecluse, Serial, Dilecta, Cinnabar, Daou, Sinegal, Barbieri, Ladron, LaZarre, Pali Wine Co., Sunstone, Defiance.