tarrica wines paso robles wine region in central california

the winery at tarrica wine cellars in shandon

Our Winery
Tarrica Wine Cellars can crush, ferment, press and store all the wine necessary to meet the needs of its growing customer base. The winery has stainless steel, insulated storage and fermenting tanks. All of the winery tanks are equipped with temperature controlled refrigeration jackets. The winery has a temperature controlled barrel storage room for aging wine in barrels designated for the Tarrica Wine Cellars (TWC) and Olde Shandon Port Works (OSPW) bottling programs. The TWC and OSPW barrel programs include both American and French oak barrels. The winery has a state of the art quality control laboratory capable of providing all the analysis required to maintain our high standards of quality.

Tarrica Wine Cellars farms its own vineyards and sources additional grapes primarily from the Paso Robles viticultural area, which is ideally situated for growing premium varietal wine grapes. Nestled slightly inland, the warm, clear days are insulated from clouds, fog, and severe winds so sufficient heat reaches the grapes. Following sunset, a marine layer moves over the region and cools temperatures approximately 50 degrees, providing conditions conducive to maintaining outstanding acid structure and overall balance. Most consider this fluctuation to be a key component to the varietal character displayed in the resulting wines. Our Pinot-Noir grapes are grown in Monterey, where the long cool summer allows the grapes to achieve full maturity while retaining natural acidity. This results in a well balanced and fruit forward wine.

Tarrica’s (TARE-RI-CA) grapes are farmed in California’s best growing regions, which provide the ideal climate for producing the highest quality wines. Our winemaking is focused on showcasing the natural flavors of the grapes in a well-balanced, easy to enjoy style.

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(805) 237-8693 • 111 Clark Road, Shandon, CA 93461