Le Cuvier Winery

Promoting a non-interventionist approach to winemaking.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Le Cuvier produces exquisite small-production wines from dry-farmed vineyards on the west side of Paso Robles. Founded by local wine legend John Munch, we promote a hands-off approach to winemaking, which results in wines of distinct character. The deep-hued, opaque & intense character one experiences from Le Cuvier wines is borne from this hands-off approach, married with these three philosophies:
    Wild yeast fermentation is practiced exclusively.
    Dry-farmed fruit is chosen 95-98% of the time.
    Each wine spends a minimum of 33 months in neutral oak, reaching uncommon maturity.
    Our resulting wines not only develop a complex array of flavors and aromas, but are also incredibly age-worthy.

    We invite our Elliptical Society members and guests to join us at our stunning hilltop location for a truly indulgent tasting experience.
    We are excited to welcome you to a sit-down flight & entrée or the original wine & food pairing experience at Le Cuvier Winery.
    Now offerings paired wine & charcuterie tasting experiences on Thursdays.

    While we are pet-friendly, please note pets must be on a leash and well-behaved.
    Reservations required, 24-hour cancellation policy.
    21+
  • Wines Produced
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Chardonnay
    Dessert
    Grenache
    Malbec
    Marsanne
    Mourvèdre
    Petite Sirah
    Pinot Noir
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Roussanne
    Syrah
    Viognier
    White Rhône-Style Blend
    Zinfandel
  • 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