On your road trip to catch up on the Central Coast’s first-rate Zinfandels, take a little side trip into the legends of old Chicago and get to know the brothers Glunz (Matt and Stephen) at Glunz Family Winery and Cellars in Paso Robles.
Glunz is a classic American immigrant success story, with an amazing family history of wine, beer and spirits that originated way back in 1880’s Chicago.
The Glunz Paso Robles winery is the culmination of the famous beverage family’s winemaking arm that began in 1992 in Illinois and which often sourced grapes from the Paso Robles area.The recently-built winery is located on 20 acres in the rolling hills of the Paso Robles’ Geneseo AVA.
Be sure to check out the historic family photos on display in the tasting room which is like a stroll back in time on Wells and Division streets where the family store House of Glunz still operates. Taste a lineup of Central Coast wines on the winery’s patios and terrace but be sure to zone in on the Dante Dusi Reserve and the Paper Street Vineyard Zinfandels – if available. This is a chance to compare old and younger vine Zinfandels made by Matt Glunz who crafts Zinfandels from different vineyards in an up to date style showing pure “Paso” fruit with restraint.