Brian Benson Cellars

(805) 226-9287 5414 Vineyard Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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Brian Benson Cellars is focused on making intense, unique, and extremely high quality custom wines. Being run exclusively by owner/winemaker, Brian Benson, Brian Benson Cellars is truly a one man army. Having got into the business hanging out in his grandparent’s vineyard and later his father’s winery, Brian started to learn about the winemaking process and business before he was out of elementary school. Starting in 1995, when Brian’s father Norm Benson bought 10 acres in Westside Paso Robles, Brian worked part time on the weekends learning the ins and outs of the business and in 1997, at the ripe age of twelve, made his first wine, a Cabernet. In October of 2000 Brian became the full time assistant winemaker for his father at Dark Star Cellars. Being that it was just Brian and his father working at the winery, Brian got a crash course in all the aspects of the wine business. In 2001, at age 19, Brian decided he wanted to start making his own wines. Starting with a little less than $2000, Brian Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

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