Our Vineyards

Both of our vineyards sit above Pauma Valley at an elevation of just under 2,000 feet. From the vineyards, the entire Palomar Mountain Range is visible to the north. Our summers are characterized by very warm days and much cooler nights due to the coastal breezes coming up from the San Luis Rey River Valley. The soil is classified as tonalite which is a type of granitic rock composed of coarse-grained quartz and feldspar. This well-drained soil retains the heat of the day, which improves protection from diseases.

In 2016, we replanted our ½ acre home vineyard with varietals that are more suited to our arid climate (Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Tempranillo).

In 2018, we were both retired and ready to try our hand at growing grapes and making wine commercially, so we purchased a 7-acre parcel of land in Valley Center about 3 miles from our home. We planted 6 of the seven acres with Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Albarino grapes.

Wine list

2017 Petite Syrah

available now


This wine is a big, bold Petite Sirah with a good tannin structure and subtle hints of dark fruit. It pairs especially well with red meat dishes and strong cheeses like an aged gouda.

2018 Syrah

available December 2020
Our 2018 Syrah has a pleasing balance of oak and blueberry fruit on the pallet. It was aged for 24 months in new and neutral French Oak barrels.
2019 Tempranillo (still in barrel)
2019 Grenache (still in barrel)