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About Us

Jack Creek Cellars is located in a cool micro-climate on the south end of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, within the Paso Robles Willow Creek District.  In our small, family-owned, vineyard and winery, we harvest a modest amount of high-quality, low-yielding fruit leading us to limited quantities of hand-nurtured, luscious Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Grenache & Syrah.  We hope you enjoy our wines as much as we have enjoyed bringing them to you with hard work, laughter, family and good friends.

KRUSE VINEYARD

Location and Microclimate

Located about 7 miles from the coast and on the southern end of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, Kruse Estate Vineyards is in a unique position with our cool micro-climate, securing perfect and prized conditions for the varietals we have chosen: Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, and Chardonnay.

Our fruit is exposed to brisk foggy mornings brought in by the marine influence, which burns off to early afternoon sun warming and ripening the fruit. Following, invigorating breezes blow through “the Templeton Gap”, as the locals call it, which cools the fruit down and maintains the integrity of the varietals we have planted. Our Estate vineyard consists of 40 acres: 24 acres of Pinot Noir, 7 acres of Syrah, 5 acres of Chardonnay, and 4 acres of Grenache. These varieties were selected to fit the unique micro-climate of the vineyard’s location.

Pinot Noir

Each clone brings it’s own personality and flavors. We prefer to create a “New World” style of Pinot, showcasing the intense essence of the fruit which is what we focus on while nurturing the vineyard. Pinot Noir clones include 943, 115, 2A, 777, Pommard 5, 828, 667.

Syrah

The beauty of Syrah in this vineyard is the cool-climate influences on the fruit which brings an elegance and prettiness to the wine vs. a warmer climate Syrah. Syrah clones in Syrah-Noir and Clone 174.

Grenache

Four acres were planted in the new vineyard back in 2005.  The Grenache rows run east-west and have more of a south-eastern exposure. Grenache clones include 814 and 362.

Charonday

The Chardonnay that comes off this vineyard is consistently outstanding, producing signature tropical components that have established quite a following. Clone 05, the Chardonnay cascades down from the Pinot Noir in an east-west layout with a cool northern exposure.

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Hours: Mon-Sat, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sundays by Appointment Only

5265 Jack Creek Road
Templeton, CA 93465
805.226.8283

 

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