Whalebone Vineyard is the Robert and Janalyn Simpson family business located in Adelaide California, in the Santa Lucia Mountain Range west of Paso Robles. Established in 1989, on our 128 acres we raise Angus cattle, grow Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in our renowned Whalebone Vineyard, and produce and sell wine in our Whalebone Tasting Barn. Our world class terroir, consisting of a perfect coastal climate, limestone and calcareous soils laden with fossilized seashells, and rocky south facing hillsides, lends itself to producing great wine. Actual whalebones were unearthed when planting our vines – thus our name. You’ll love our Cabernet Sauvignons, our Cab blend and cult favorite BOB WINE, Zinfandel, and white and red Rhone blends.
Our westerly location lends itself to long hang times which produce optimally ripened grapes that display soft tannins producing wines accessible early on release. The wines are big, fruit driven and ripe. The multi-layered soils are a combination of limestone, calcareous shale, mudstone and a dense clay base.