No weekend tour to Paso Robles Zin-country would be complete without heading to the tasting room and grounds of Peachy Canyon Winery, home of some of the most sought after Zinfandels on the Central Coast.
Trail blazing winery founders, Doug and Nancy Beckett, established Zinfandel specialist Peachy Canyon Winery in 1988 and drew new attention to Paso Robles as a top wine producing region in California. Their efforts led to establishing Paso Robles as an officially recognized AVA. Today their sons Josh and Jake, successful vintners in their own right, have taken over the family-owned winery’s reins and are leading Peachy Canyon winery and its five estate vineyards, including the clonal preservation project called D Block, to new heights and a giant step forward for Zinfandel in general. The hospitality center and tasting room are located among vineyards just off highway 46 on N. Bethel Road and here you can do a casual and relaxed guided tasting through a series of Peachy Canyon’s latest. Be on the lookout for the special limited estate bottling of D Block that is composed of the 18 different Zinfandel clones that are interplanted in the one acre vineyard.