Peachy Canyon Winery
Open daily 10am-5:30pm
The Peachy Canyon "Old School House" tasting room, located in the heart of Paso Robles' wine country on Highway 46 West, remains a landmark attraction. Formerly the site of the Old Bethel School House (circa 1886), the property offers a quaint tasting area and fine gift shop, an old-fashioned gazebo, and a park-like visitors' picnic area bordered by rolling vineyards and native oak trees.
Sustainability is one of the key ingredients at Peachy Canyon Winery on the west side of Paso Robles, where owners Doug and Nancy Beckett have been producing wine since 1988.
In addition to sourcing top quality fruit from a number of growers in the area, the Becketts manage 100 acres of their own vineyards, which participate in the Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Vineyard Certification Program. This highly-respected accreditation requires growers to farm in a way that protects both natural and human resources. Habitat conservation, energy efficiency, and water conservation are all integral parts of the program.
At Peachy Canyon, the vineyard team grows cover crops in between their vine rows to help prevent erosion during the winter months. They also compost all of the byproducts from the winery and reintroduce them to their soils every other year. Throughout the growing season, each vineyard block is strategically watered to maximize the quality of the fruit while minimizing water waste and runoff. Rather than spray pesticides, they introduce beneficial insects to the vineyard, such as ladybugs, lacewings and praying mantis, which feast upon enemy pests.
A visit to the Peachy Canyon tasting room on Highway 46 West will treat you to a number of award-winning Zinfandels, Bordeaux blends, Malbec and Viognier. Grab a glass of the 2011 Chardonnay and settle beneath the idyllic gazebo, or pack a picnic and sit amongst the undulating vineyards and canopy of ancient oaks. Peachy Canyon is a place not to be missed!
By Sarah Doyle
Zinfandel, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc,
Bordeaux blends, Petite Sirah, Viognier, Chardonnay, Port-style Zinfandel
The Peachy Canyon tasting room is located in the
historic Old Bethel School House, which was built
• 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
• 2009 Vortex Zinfandel - Double Gold
• 2009 Ms Behave Malbec - Gold
• 2009 Para Siempre Bordeaux Blend - Silver
• 2009 Old Baily Zinfandel – Silver