Roughly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles is one of the most exciting wine regions in California. At its western reaches, the AVA is less than 10 miles from the Pacific Coast, divided by the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. Here’s lies the secret to the AVA’s success: the Templeton Gap. Forged over millennia by rivers and creek running through the mountains, it funnels in cooling air and sea fog from the Pacific which harmonises with the glorious California sunshine. With some of the warmest days and coolest nights in the State, and extremely calcareous limestone soils, its perfect for producing intense Syrah, Grenache and Zinfandel blends characterised for their energy and minerality. Innovation, forward thinking and an uncompromising dedication to quality has seen Paso Robles rocket to the top league of world-class regions. In addition to the Rhône-blends, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc blends are emerging to complete with the best in California. You need only look at the incredible scores from the major critics each vintage to know Paso commands a place in every cellar.