Oso Libre, meaning the “Free Bear,” is a family owned boutique winery that produces very limited quantities of premium wine. Nestled in the Adelaida District, Oso Libre utilizes extended aging techniques to create wines with character, that capture the essence of this one of a kind wine region. Oso Libre produces Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Primitivo and Viognier. Their limited production single varietal wines and compelling red blends are offered to their “Free Bear” (Wine Club) members and are available in the tasting room.
With a strong focus on stewardship and sustainability, Oso Libre is an SIP Certified (Sustainability In Practice) vineyard and winery. Utilizing natural vineyard management techniques, along with solar and wind power generation, Oso Libre is focused on maintaining and preserving their land for future generations.
Additionally, Oso Libre is a traditional working cattle ranch. With a focus on high standards and a “less is more” approach, their premium Certified Angus Beef steers are raised on the ranch with no hormones, no corn and no stress. They are grass-fed in open pastures, enjoying free-range grasses and water from flowing creeks.
SIP Certified, our 15-acre vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Mourvedre, Grenache Blanc and Viognier. The special characteristics of our geology, geography and climate endow us with a terroir highly prized in viticulture.
First Date Planted: 2000
Last Date Planted: 2019
Soil Types: Linne Colado
Harvest Method: Hand Picked
Primitivo | 5 acres
Cabernet Sauvignon | 5 acres
Mourvèdre | 5 acres
Viognier | 0.1 acres
Press & Accolades
2012 Querida Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, San Francisco International Wine Competition, Jul 2017, GOLD, 91 Points
2012 Grande Comemorativo, San Francisco International Wine Competition, Jul 2017, Double Gold, 96 Points
2013 Primoroso, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Comp, Jan 2017, Double Gold
2014 Volado, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Comp, Jan 2017, Gold
2011 Reserva, San Diego Wine and Spirits Comp, Sep 2016, Gold, 90 points