Paso Robles, California
Turley Wine Cellars makes forty-seven wines from over fifty vineyards throughout California, the vast majority of which are single vineyard designate Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs, some with vines that date back to the late 1800’s. By focusing on old vine vineyards in particular, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture and history. Because Larry Turley has never met an old vine vineyard he didn’t like he now – after a former life as an emergency room physician – focuses his resuscitative skills on the various old vineyards that comprise the wines he loves. Often weak and decaying, these old vine vineyards require extra care and attention in order to restore them to their former glory. From the beginning, the focus has always been on the vineyards and farming. All of our vineyards are either certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers or somewhere in the process, and we use all-natural yeasts in the fermentations.