Windward Vineyard

Exclusively Pinot Noir est. 1990. Open Daily 10:30-5, a vertical of 4 vintages, cheese pairing avail

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Exclusively Pinot Noir since 1990
    Open Daily 10:30-5
    When you're in Paso and you say "Pinot Noir", say WINDWARD VINEYARD. We are the only winery in Paso Robles dedicated to growing & producing 100% Estate, Burgundian-style Pinot Noir. The vineyard planted in 1990 by owners Marc Goldberg & Maggie D'Ambrosia was named for the cool Pacific Ocean winds that breeze through the Templeton Gap on the Westside of Paso Robles. Our 15-acre property is an ideal terroir for producing fine Pinot Noir due to our coastal influence, limestone and mineral-rich soil, wind, and cool nights.
    Windward Vineyard offers a unique experience: a vertical tasting of consecutive vintages of our estate Pinot Noir, with optional artisan cheese pairing. Each vintage is a true expression of the vineyard and weather for that year. Try our new creations, such as our Pinot Rosé! Enjoy a glass on our patio overlooking our 15-acre estate. Play a game of bocce ball, sip wine by the glass, picnic under our umbrellas and nosh with a cheese pairing.
    Windward Vineyard stays focused on their goal of producing a great American, Burgundian style Pinot Noir and they have received worldwide recognition for their efforts. We are minimalists, we don’t acidulate, fine or filter, and we age in 100% French oak Barrels.
    Located one mile from Hwy 101 off of 46 West
    Not found in retail stores, but can ship to most states at
  • Vineyard Details
    • The property is designed as a Monopole; it is solely owned by Marc Goldberg and Maggie D’Ambrosia, who control all of the winemaking process from soil to bottle, and because Windward Vineyard is the sole source of fruit in each vintage. Case production is limited to 1,500 to assure exquisite attention to detail.
    • First Date Planted: 1990
    • Last Date Planted: 1996
    • Row Orientations: East to West
    • Trellis Type: VSP - Vertical Shoot Positioning
    • Irrigated/Dry Farmed: Irrigated minimally
    • Soil Types: Limestone, Calcareous
    • Slope Description: East and northwest facing slopes
    • Harvest Method: All by hand
    • Wineries Supplied: All fruit grown on Windward Vineyard is exclusively used for our own production
  • Varieties Grown
    • Pinot Noir | 15 acres

  • Press & Accolades


    • 2013 Monopole Pinot Noir, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Compeition, Feb 2018, Double Gold Medal (every judge on the panel gave a GOLD score)
    • 2014 Monopole Pinot Noir, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Compeition, Jan 2018, Double Gold Medal (every judge on the panel gave a GOLD score)
    • Winemaker Marc Goldberg, SLO County, Jun 2015, Winemaker of the Year