Pacheco Ranch Winery represents one of the most unique endeavors in California’s fabled wine country. “A heritage of excellence” has become the slogan of Pacheco Ranch Winery because of the rich family history that can be appreciated in every aspect of the estate-bottled wine. Situated in eastern Marin County, the winery site was originally part of an 1840 Mexican land grant to Ignacio Pacheco and since then, has been continually occupied by his descendants, Herb and Debbie Rowland.
The neatly terraced vineyards and historic winery are located on 70 acres in the North Coast viticultural area of California’s famed wine country. As such, the vineyards of Pacheco Ranch enjoy ideal climatic conditions, influenced by the San Francisco Bay and are similar to the Carneros District of Napa Valley.
Pacheco Ranch annually creates approximately 800 cases of hand-crafted wines in their small, modern winery.
Hours Open: Please call for an appointment.
Seasons Open: Fall harvest tours and wine purchase year round.
Their Cabernets are complex in flavor and carry distinct attributes that vary from vintage to vintage. The terroir is largely responsible for the extraordinary quality and balance of Pacheco Ranch wines. The vineyards that climb the slopes surrounding the historic Pacheco home were revived in 1970 and have been expanded since. They are planted solely to Cabernet Sauvignon vines that are “dry-farmed.”
PRW wines are uniquely hand crafted through a process that has taken over 25 years to perfect. After a full growing season, the grapes are harvested and arrive up at the winery within 20 minutes of picking. Each bunch is thoroughly inspected as the grapes are gently separated from the stems. A basket press, a rarity in today’s industry, is then used to extract the juices from the ripe skins. The wine is aged in French and American Oak barrels for 18 months before estate bottling of the wine takes place.
This entire process is overseen by the family, including head winemaker, Jamie Meves. Jamie has 25 years experience and is an award winning winemaker and judge.
Locally or Family Owned Business
Pet Friendly Notes
No pets please.
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