Le Cuvier Winery

Promoting a non-interventionist approach to winemaking.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Le Cuvier produces exquisite small-production wines utilizing native yeasts, dry-farmed fruit and neutral barrel aging. Led by Paso legend John Munch, we promote a hands-off approach to winemaking—which results in wines of distinct character.

    You will not find our wines in retailers or restaurants, so why not join us for a tasting at our stunning hilltop location? We are open from 11AM to 5PM Thursday through Sunday, and request reservations for groups of six or more.

    Well-stocked with passionate staff and delicious wines, our tasting room was the first to offer food pairings as part of the standard tasting—and continues that tradition today. While members of our wine club (The Elliptical Society) taste for free, non-members are charged $25 for individual tastings. Each tasting fee is waived with the purchase of a bottle.

    While we are pet-friendly, please note that we cannot accommodate our four-legged friends indoors, as we have a commercial kitchen onsite. We do have water bowls on our porch, and dog-crazed staff on-hand for belly rubs.
  • Wines Produced
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Chardonnay
    Dessert
    Grenache
    Malbec
    Mourvèdre
    Petit Verdot
    Petite Sirah
    Pinot Noir
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Roussanne
    Syrah
    Viognier
    White Rhône-Style Blend
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    Members Only ESR Release Party

    Sat | Jun 20, 2020
    The Elliptical Society Red Wine is an exotic cuvée that is otherwise unavailable to the masses and can only be purchased by esteemed members of our club allocation. Consider yourself informed. This unique... View Event Details >

    Members Only Rose Release Party

    Sun | Jul 19, 2020
    Our much anticipated Rose will be available to our members to sample and purchase on the 19th of July, 2020. We look forward to this celebration including food on the patio and live music. View Event Details >

    Fall 2020 Pick-up Party

    Sat – Sun | Aug 15 – 16, 2020
    Member Exclusive Pick-up Party Live Music 1pm – 4pm Food &; Wine Pairing *please note we will be closed to the general public* View Event Details >

    Le Cuvier – Harvest Wine Weekend

    Sat – Sun | Oct 17 – 18, 2020
    We cordially invite you Saturday 10/17 and Sunday 10/18 of Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend to join us for food & wine pairings, live music & delicious food from our own Chef Daniel. Weekend Schedule Food... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades
  • Press

    • Dec 2018 | Paso: Le Cuvier Winery and Time With John Munch in His Cellar
    • Oct 2018 | JOHN MUNCH FEATURED AT THE 4TH ANNUAL FRYERS CLUB ROAST
    • Oct 2018 | Winemaker John Munch: A Paso Robles Maverick
    • Sep 2018 | Wine tasting at Le Cuvier and Re:Find
    • Jul 2018 | The 2018 San Luis Obispo County Wine Industry Awards Recognize Leaders of the Industry at the California Mid-State Fair
    • Feb 2018 | JOHN MUNCH – A.K.A. PASO ROBLES LEGEND
    • Aug 2017 | Sip and Savor: Le Cuvier wines express Paso Robles’ age-ability
    • Jun 2017 | A Day At Le Cuvier Winery In Paso Robles, Calif.
    • Jun 2017 | The Winemakers Series
    • Apr 2017 | Meet John Munch, the Gandalf of Paso Robles
    • Mar 2017 | In the Cellars of Paso: History
    • Feb 2017 | Paso Pioneers
    • Jan 2017 | What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been
    • Sep 2016 | Top 10 Paso Robles Wineries You Must Visit
    • May 2016 | Paso Robles Wine: Le Cuvier
    • Jan 2016 | Le Cuvier Winery
    • Apr 2012 | The “Wow” Wines of Le Cuvier Winery, Paso Robles, CA
    • Aug 2011 | PAIRINGS IN PASO: SPICY HUMMUS AND LE CUVIER CHARDONNAY

    Accolades

    • John Munch, Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance & San Luis Obispo County, Jul 2018, 2018 Winemaker of the Year