Vino Vargas

Award-winning, limited production wines from single vineyards made by owner-operator Pedro Vargas.

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Vino Vargas produces award-winning, single vineyard wines hand-crafted to achieve a balance that will delight your palate. Take in the majestic views of the Paso Robles hills and westside vineyards from the terrace while sipping a glass of your favorite wine from the list that includes sparkling, white, red, and dessert wines. As part of your tasting experience, guided by either the winemaker Pedro Vargas or sommelier Vicky Vargas, you will learn each wine’s unique name and story that will enhance your appreciation of them. The Paso Doble sparkling wines are made by hand in the winery using Methode Champenoise, in the tradition of Champagne, to be Brut dry and delicious. The collection of wines includes Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, red wine blends based on Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Syrah, and Grenache, as well as rose wines and white wines made with Chardonnay and Albariño. The winery is located in the hills of San Miguel, just 2 miles from Highway 101, on the westside of the Paso Robles American Viticulture Area. The winery's quiet, rustic setting among vineyards and horse pastures lends itself to helping visitors relax, take in the views, and slow down to focus on the wine and the experience of rural California. Though it was founded in 2011, the Vargas winery wasn’t constructed until 2015. Learn more about the history of the winery, get to know Pedro and Vicky, and taste a wide selection of wines by making an appointment online or by calling.
  • Vineyard Details
    • Champagne clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for the sparkling wine program. Viognier.
    • First Date Planted: 2019
    • Last Date Planted: 2020
  • Varieties Grown
    • Chardonnay | 1 acres

    • Pinot Noir | 1 acres

    • Viognier | 1 acres

  • Press & Accolades
  • Press

    • Jun 2020 | New Book Release: Stars in a Glass
    • Dec 2019 | Paso Robles Sparkling Wines for the Holidays
    • Apr 2019 | Q and A with Pedro Vargas from Vino Vargas
    • Jan 2019 | Paso Robles Sparkling Wine Made the Traditional Way
    • Feb 2017 | Vino Vargas for the wine, the view, and the conversation

    Accolades

    • Paso Doble Sparkling Wine, Central Coast Wine Competition, Oct 2020, Gold
    • 2017 Tres Bien GSM, Sunset International Wine Competition, Jul 2020, Best of Class, Double Gold - 97 pts
    • 2016 Tres Bien GSM Blend, SF Chronicle Int'l Wine Competition, Jan 2020, Silver
    • 2017 Salud Sangiovese, SF Chronicle Int'l Wine Competition, Jan 2020, Silver
    • Paso Doble Sparkling Wine, SF Chronicle Int'l Wine Competition, Jan 2020, Silver
    • 2018 Aha Albarino, Orange County Fair Wine Competition, Jan 2020, Gold
    • Paso Doble Sparkling Wine, LA International Wine Competition, May 2019, Silver
    • 2017 Matador Malbec, LA International Wine Competition, May 2019, Silver
    • 2016 Rio Ruso Pinot Noir, LA International Wine Competition, May 2019, Silver
    • 2016 Toro Tinto Tempranillo, LA International Wine Competition, May 2019, Silver
    • 2017 Costa Rosa Rose, LA International Wine Competition, May 2018, Best of Class, 97 pts
    • 2014 El Taxi Cabernet Sauvignon, SF Chronicle International Wine Competition, Jan 2017, Gold Medal
    • 2014 Toro Tinto Tempranillo, SF Chronicle International Wine Competition, Gold Medal
    • 2017 Matador Malbec, Orange County Fair, Gold
    • 2017 Ole Chardonnay, Critics Challenge, Gold, 92 pts
    • 2015 Toro Tinto Tempranillo, LA International Wine Competition, Silver
    • 2016 Salud Sangiovese, LA International Wine Competition, Silver