It’s a beautiful spring morning at Eberle Winery and, just like the grapes in the vineyard, the winery comes to life with the welcome of a new day. The energy at this Paso Robles landmark is palpable. Visitors wait outside the door until opening hour and stay, sometimes taking in views from the vineyard deck, until well after closing. Winemaker Chris Eberle is busy with his crew in the caves—making sure barrels, bottles, hoses and nozzles are ready for the upcoming harvest. Some wines from 2016 make their official debut with bottling and labeling taking place on the cellar floor. Yes, life is good for a winery in May. And life seems spectacular here.
“I’ve always loved these late spring and early summer months, “says owner Gary Eberle. “The vineyard is at its prettiest. The weather is great. This year, we’re seeing a lot of growth thanks to all of the rains and 2017 promises to be a fantastic harvest. I just don’t think things here could get better.”
But they will. At least for the customers who make Eberle Winery one of the most visited Tasting Rooms in the state. May marks the arrival of long-awaited new releases; wines ready to help kick your summer sipping into high gear. “It drives me crazy,” admits winery co-owner Marcy Eberle. “We have these beautiful wines that go into hiding when we sell out. And we sell out of everything every year. To get new releases back on the shelf, especially those that have a cult following in California, it makes me feel like a proud mom to be able to offer those wines again.”
The Eberles say they often plan wine releases around the festivals and holidays that take place throughout the year. Of course, May is the month for Wine Festival in Paso Robles, which means the Eberle 2016 Viognier, Eberle Full Boar Red, and Eberle 2014 Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon will all be for sale—joining a line-up of nearly a dozen wines on the Eberle Winery tasting sheet. All wines are offered with complimentary tastings. You can also purchase wines by the glass, or the bottle, to be enjoyed on the vineyard deck.
Wine Club Pluses
There are other ways, of course, to enjoy Eberle wines. The winery offers membership into two separate clubs. The Cellar Club provides you with distinctive limited-production wines made especially for you. Unique labels and blends not available to the general public make it fun to join and be surprised at what you’ll find in each quarterly or bi-annual shipment.
The Eberle Rare & Reserve Club takes your membership a step further. Extremely limited in size, it offers members access to a vast selection of Eberle specialty wines including their Reserve Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, library wines, large format bottles and special R&R winemaker blends. Shipments to both clubs include winemaker notes, invitations to member-only events held throughout the year, complimentary VIP cave tours and 20% off all wine purchases.
Yes, there is a palpable energy running through Eberle right now. A good vibe with great promise for harvest 2017. The wine--the lifeblood of this place--makes each day a hard-earned celebration of success. And after 38 years of fine winemaking, the Eberles wouldn’t have it any other way.
Celebrate Spring at Eberle Winery!
Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch at Eberle Winery
Sunday, May 14th, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bring family and friends to Eberle Winery to celebrate Mom! Live music. Vineyard views. $40/Adults (wine included), $20/Children (6-12), Children 5 and under are complimentary! Purchase tickets online at www.eberlewinery.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
35th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival
May 19-21, 2017
Lobster Boil featuring Chef Nick Nolan, Society Cuisine
Friday, May 19th
$150/pp, $120/Cellar Club. For reservations: 805-238-9607 or email@example.com.
Saturday, May 20th—Visit Eberle Winery and sample wood fired pizzas prepared by Gary and Marcy and friends! Live music.
Sunday, May 21st—Relax, chill and refill your wine cabinet with special sales in the Tasting Room.
As always, Eberle Winery is pet-friendly. We welcome all dogs who are friendly and on a leash.
Eberle Winery offers a 40% wine discount to all military and law enforcement personnel.