Jada Vineyard & Winery

Organically farmed, all-estate Rhones & Bordeauxs | JD's Top 100 Wines of 2021 - 2018 Passing By

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Coming off a year in which no less than 8 different Jada wines received 96 & 97 pt wine ratings as well as multiple critics' “top wine" lists, including Jeb Dunnuck’s Top 100 Wines of 2021 for our 2018 Passing By Cabernet Sauvignon (#37), there has never been a better time to discover or to revisit Jada.

    On the backs of blockbuster vintages in 2017, 2018, and 2019, Jada has continued to establish itself as a quality leader in the region & even today we remain one of the only all-estate, organically-farmed producers on the West-side of Paso Robles with distinct Rhone & Bordeaux programs.

    Jada’s winemaking roster has included over the years Scott Hawley (Torrin/Law), Eric Jensen (Booker), and David Galzignato (Paraduxx/Duchhorn, Provenance). Today our team is led by head winemaker, Joshua Harp, and our Consulting Winemaker, Anthony Biagi (winemaker at Hourglass, Amici, Cade, Plumpjack, My Favorite Neighbor), & Nate Hall, our Assistant Winemaker.

    So come visit us in the heart of Paso's "Grand Cru", the Willow Creek District, and enjoy a flight of 5 different limited-edition Jada wines from our all-estate Rhone and Bordeaux programs along with a cheese plate with pairings individually selected by our Tasting Room Staff and Vivant Fine Cheese. All tastings are currently hosted in our outside, heated covered deck areas or in our shaded picnic area, called “The Oak Lounge”, overlooking our vineyard and the rolling hills of the West-side Paso Robles.
  • Vineyard Details
    • Located in the famed WillowCreek District of Paso Robles, our vineyard consists of 48 acres of estate Rhone & Bordeaux varietals along with several acres of Tannat, all of which is organically-farmed, combining modern farming practices with the traditions of Rudolph Steiner and many of France's first-growth wineries.
    • First Date Planted: 1999
    • Last Date Planted: 2018
    • Row Orientations: South/Southwest
    • Row Spacings: 8' x 3', 8'x6', & 7' x 3'
    • Trellis Type: VSP - spur pruning and cane-pruning
    • Rootstock: depends on variety
    • Irrigated/Dry Farmed: deficit irrigation/dry-farmed
    • Soil Types: calcareous boulders & limestone along with shale & clay loam
    • Slope Description: rolling hill-side vineyard with varied, 25% slope from the top blocks of the vineyard to the bottom
    • Aspect: south-west
    • Harvest Method: hand-harvested
    • Wineries Supplied: Dilecta, Top Winery, Herman Story, El Vinero, Emercy Wines, McBride Sisters
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  • Varieties Grown
    • Viognier | 0.8 acres

    • Syrah Noir | 12.3 acres

    • Cabernet Sauvignon | 16.6 acres

    • Merlot | 2.9 acres

    • Petit Verdot | 2.5 acres

    • Tannat | 2.01 acres

    • Tannat | 1.14 acres

    • Grenache Blanc | 4.77 acres

    • Petite Sirah | 1.18 acres

    • Malbec | 1.63 acres

  • Press & Accolades

    Press

    • Sep 2020 | 2019 Jersey Girl | 94-96 pts
    • Sep 2020 | 2019 Strayts | 94-96 pts
    • Sep 2020 | 2019 WCS JackJohn | 94-96 pts
    • Sep 2020 | 2019 SawBones | 95-97 pts
    • Sep 2020 | 2018 Jersey Girl | 96 pts
    • Sep 2020 | 2018 WCS Syrah | 97 pts
    • Sep 2020 | 2018 Hell’s Kitchen | 95 pts
    • Sep 2020 | 2018 Strayts | 93 pts
    • Nov 2019 | 2017 SawBones | 96 points
    • Oct 2019 | 2017 Passing By Cabernet Sauvignon | 96 points
    • Oct 2019 | 2018 Passing By | 95-97 pts
    • Oct 2019 | 2018 SawBones | 94-96+
    • Oct 2019 | 2018 WCS Cabernet | 94-96 pts
    • Oct 2019 | 2018 WCS Tannat | 94-96 pts
    • Oct 2019 | 2018 WCS JackJohn Grenache | 92-94 pts
    • Oct 2019 | 2018 Jack of Hearts | 93-96+ pts
    • Oct 2019 | 2017 WCS TANNAT | 95 points
    • Oct 2019 | 2017 Jersey Girl Syrah | 94 points
    • Oct 2019 | 2017 Hell’s Kitchen GSM | 94 points
    • Oct 2019 | 2017 WCS S+GT Red Rhone Blend | 94 points
    • Oct 2019 | 2018 “88” White Rhone Blend | 92 points
    • Dec 2018 | “The 10 Best Wineries to Visit in Paso Robles”