More than anything else we want our wines to be honest. They should represent the soil of our vineyard, the climate and temperament of Paso Robles, and most importantly they should express our personalities, nature and tastes. A tall order for liquid in a bottle, but we think that anything exceptional is built upon such core beliefs. Four Lanterns sits on a historic vineyard on the west side of Paso Robles. Jackie & Steve Gleason took ownership and established Four Lanterns winery on this site in 2013. Life long wine nuts, they discovered this area in the early 1990's when Steve's brother John purchased a ranch here. They came to believe that Paso was destined to become a world class wine region. Finally decided to leave the corporate life behind in OC they moved north to Paso. They now operate two vineyards, SCJS Vineyard and Jackie's Vineyard where the grow their Rhone and Bordeaux varietals respectively. Each day is different. The great joy of their new venture is sharing their wine with customers in the tasting barn, taking them on tours of the vineyard or pulling samples for them in our barrel room. But seeing the light in peoples' eyes when they taste their wine is their favorite part of the tour! Their wines are balanced, elegant and critically acclaimed. But more importantly, they get to experience the thrill of creating a new business, spending more time together, and enjoy a better sense of the seasons of the earth, and they rhythm of life.
SCJS Vineyard is located on the Four Lanterns Property and is the site for our rhone varietals. The terraces run horizontally, on both the front and the back hills and in the flats, adjacent to 46 west. Jackie's Vineyard, located 1 mile from Four Lanterns at the Gleason's home, is the location for the Bordeaux varietals.
First Date Planted: 1986
Last Date Planted: 2020
Row Orientations: horizontal
Irrigated/Dry Farmed: drip irrigation
Soil Types: calcareous soil
Harvest Method: Hand picked.
Wineries Supplied: Four Lanterns Winery, Eberle, Chronic Cellars
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