Turtle Rock Vineyards

Boutique winery specializing in Rhone varietals from the Willow Creek District.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Turtle Rock is a family owned, boutique winery with a tasting room in Tin City. Husband and wife team, Don & Claudia Burns started in 2008 with a solid wine line up since 2012. Their philosophy is simple, you can't make amazing wine without great fruit. Specializing in Rhone varietals, they source grapes from some of the finest properties in the Willow Creek and Temple Gap Districts including James Berry and G2 Vineyards. Through sustainable farming practices, low yields, and harvesting at optimal ripeness, they are able to make wines with both intensity and balance. They have continuously received 93 - 99 point scores from Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, and Vinous. Their 2017 Maturin placed #5 on Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of 2019. Then in 2021 they received the coveted 100 points for their 2019 G2 Syrah. Don and Claudia are grateful to be part of such an incredible wine community and so proud to share their passion with the world.

  • Wines Produced
    Graciano
    Grenache
    Grenache Blanc
    Mourvèdre
    Picpoul Blanc
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Roussanne
    Syrah
    Tempranillo
    Viognier
    White Rhône-Style Blend
    Zinfandel
  • Press & Accolades
  • Press

    • Sep 2019 | The Weekender: Paso Robles, California

    Accolades

    • 2017 Maturin, Vinous, Feb 2020, 95 points
    • 2017 Claude's Cuvee, Vinous, Feb 2020, 95 points
    • 2017 Plum Orchard, Vinous, Feb 2020, 95 points
    • 2017 G2 Syrah, Vinous, Feb 2020, 94 points
    • 2017 Willow's Cuvee, Vinous, Feb 2020, 94 points
    • 2017 Willow White, Vinous, Feb 2020, 92 points
    • 2017 Claude's Cuvee, Wine Spectator, Feb 2020, 93 points
    • 2017 Maturin, Wine Spectator, Feb 2020, 93 points
    • 2017 G2 Syrah, Wine Spectator, Feb 2020, 92 points
    • 2017 Maturin, Jeb Dunnuck, Oct 2019, 99 points
    • 2017 G2 Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, Oct 2019, 97 points
    • 2017 Claude's Cuvee, Jeb Dunnuck, Oct 2019, 97 points
    • 2017 Westberg Red, Jeb Dunnuck, Oct 2019, 96 points
    • 2017 Willow White, Jeb Dunnuck , Oct 2019, 92 points
    • 2016 G2 Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, Oct 2019, 97 points
    • 2016 Maturin, Jeb Dunnuck, Oct 2019, 99 points
    • 2016 Plum Orchard, Jeb Dunnuck, Oct 2019, 95 points
    • 2016 Willow's Cuvee, Jeb Dunnuck, Oct 2019, 94 points