Willow Creek Wine Co.

Boutique Wines Grown & Produced in the Paso Robles Willow Creek District.

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Willow Creek Wine Co. is a boutique winery on the westside of Paso Robles, owned and operated by Natalie and Brian Brown. It focuses on old-vine Chenin Blanc, estate Syrah, and Rhone-style blends.

    The vision for Willow Creek Wine Co. began in 2016 when the Brown family purchased a small ten-acre parcel on Vineyard Drive in the Willow Creek District of Paso Robles.

    Brian and Natalie Brown moved to the property and began the work on rehabbing the land that had been overrun with underbrush and weeds. Both winemakers professionally, their dream was to farm their own piece of earth and build a winery that could house their multiple brands. At the time, Brian and Natalie already produced their own projects, Emerson Brown and Rococo, respectively, and were beginning to produce wines together under the brand that would eventually become Willow Creek Wine Co. In 2019 they harvested their first crop off the property, and these wines led into the development of In Medias Res.

    In 2020, they opened the doors on the estate’s brand-new production facility and tasting room, and now feature all four of their brands in their tasting room.
  • Vineyard Details
    • Land that was historically dry-farmed grain has been converted to fifteen acres of vineyard. Brian has over twenty years of experience farming in both Paso Robles and Napa Valley and has selected heritage clonal material and unique rootstocks appropriate for dry-farming in this unique terroir.
    • First Date Planted: 2017
    • Last Date Planted: 2023
    • Row Orientations: North-South
    • Row Spacings: 8' x 3', 8' x 4.5'
    • Trellis Type: Guyot
    • Rootstock: 1616C, Salt Creek, Swartzman, 1103P
    • Irrigated/Dry Farmed: Deficit Irrigated & Dry Farmed
    • Soil Types: Clay with limestone
    • Slope Description: Flat
    • Aspect: Leans towards the South
    • Harvest Method: Hand Harvested
  • Varieties Grown
    • Syrah Noir | 6 acres

    • Grenache Blanc | 2 acres

    • Petite Sirah | 2 acres

    • Petite Sirah | 1 acres

    • Sauvignon Blanc | 1 acres

  • Press & Accolades


    • Aug 2023 | 8 Exciting West Coast Whites at 90+ Points