Barton Family Wines

We invite you to visit and enjoy award winning wines at our 60-year-old renovated farmhouse.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Joe and Shirlene Barton had always dreamed about being involved in the wine industry from the time they had a restaurant in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It was there that they became acquainted with premium wines. When they moved back to their native California, they began looking into the wine industry in the Napa area, and then discovered Paso Robles. The warmth and friendliness of the community convinced them this was where they should be. It did not take them long to become a part of the Paso Robles wine industry.

    Grey Wolf Cellars was established in August 1994. Joe and Shirlene became partners shortly thereafter and purchased full control in January 1996. Since then, the Bartons have made the winery a family business, now run by Joe Barton Jr. and his wife Jenny. They recently renovated a 60-year-old farm house on the west side of Paso Robles for their tasting room, complete with Barton's Kitchen, a full service restaurant open daily, and have launched a craft distillery called Grain + Vine. They are still a family owned and operated boutique winery to this day and invite you to stop by to experience their wines, cuisine and craft spirits.
  • Wines Produced
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Chenin Blanc
    Grenache Blanc
    Petit Verdot
    Petite Sirah
    Picpoul Blanc
    Pinot Noir
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    White Rhône-Style Blend
  • Events

    Holiday Luncheon – Multiple dates available!

    Thu – Fri | Dec 1 – 23, 2022
    Host your Holiday Luncheon at Barton Family Estate! Available Thursday + Friday Luncheon Dates: 12/1, 12/2 12/8, 12/9 12/15, 12/16 12/22, 12/23 What’s on the menu…? Butternut Squash Soup ... View Event Details >
  • 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