Barton Family Wines

Award-winning wines, craft distillery and farm-to-table restaurant.

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Welcome to Barton Family Estate!

    The Estate is home to Barton Family Wines, Grey Wolf Cellars, Grain + Vine Craft Distillery and Barton's Kitchen. Since 1994, the Estate has been family owned and operated.

    We are a boutique, farmhouse chic winery nestled under ancient live oak trees with views of our surrounding estate vineyard. Our award-winning wines are a testament to the Paso Robles region. There is something for everyone to enjoy from crisp whites to fun orange wine and an array of unique reds.

    Barton's Kitchen is a farm-to-table style restaurant that uses local, seasonal produce. Grain + Vine offers craft cocktails and tasting flights of our five spirits including Vodka, Gin, Rum, Bourbon and Rye. With each reservation, we can accommodate wine, spirits and food all at one table.

    We look forward to meeting you and hope that we can help you create memories to last a lifetime. Cheers!
  • Vineyard Details
    • Our estate vineyard is an assemblage of interplanted varieties. The syrah block has some grenache and cinsault lightly mixed in. Both our cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc blocks have malbec inter-planted in them. Our zinfandel is dry-farmed and they are own rooted cuttings from Richard Sauret Vineyard.
    • First Date Planted: 1998
    • Last Date Planted: 2014
    • Row Orientations: east-west
    • Row Spacings: 9x6
    • Trellis Type: vsp and head trained
    • Rootstock: st george, own and 5bb
    • Irrigated/Dry Farmed: dry farmed on head. drip on vsp
    • Soil Types: calcareous and siliceous
    • Slope Description: 6 percent
    • Aspect: south facing
    • Harvest Method: hand
    • Wineries Supplied: Estate Program
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  • Varieties Grown
    • Cabernet Sauvignon | 3 acres

    • Cabernet Franc | 2 acres

    • Syrah Noir | 2 acres

    • Zinfandel | 1 acres

  • Press & Accolades


    • Oct 2020 | Joe Barton Named 2020 Winemaker of the Year
    • Mar 2020 | Winery and Distillery Make Artisanal Sanitizer to Help Battle Pandemic
    • Jul 2017 | Interview with Joe Barton about the story behind “The Dance”
    • Jul 2017 | Joe Barton’s Personal Letter to Garth Brooks
    • Nov 2016 | Ultimate Guide to Paso Robles Wineries


    • 2019 Grey Wolf Soulmate Rose, The Fifty Best, Jul 2020, Double Gold- Best Rose
    • 2017 Simple Man Zinfandel, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 2019, Double Gold
    • 2017 Picpoul Blanc, Robert Parker, May 2018, 93
    • 2017 Clairette Blanc, Robert Parker, May 2018, 92
    • 2016 Big Bad Zinfandel, Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2018, 92
    • 2015 Grey Wolf Cellars Big Bad Zinfandel, Jeb Dunnuck, Aug 2017, 92 Score