Four Vines Winery

8052270865 7300 N River Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93447
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First there was ONE. Winemaker CHRISTIAN TIETJE is a hedonist. He is passionate about wine: making it, drinking it and bringing people together to enjoy it. Chris learned to love balanced, food-driven wines as an aspiring young chef in Boston. In 1990 he moved to San Francisco, determined to pursue his passion and become a winemaker. He fell head over heels for old vine Zinfandel, and began planning for bigger things. Then there were TWO. In 1994, Christian partnered with SUSAN A. MAHLER, a brainy and beautiful scientist and pilot, whom he nicknamed “SAM.” Armed with a degree in Earth Science, SAM took an immediate interest in vineyards. Together they created Four Vines Winery featuring eclectic, appellation-specific Zins, and one kick-ass no-oak “Naked” Chardonnay. They named their Zins Biker, Sophisticate and Maverick. Rich, succulent, fruit-generous wines that pair incredibly well with food. They relocated to Paso Robles where they began experimenting with Rhone varietals; Read more »

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  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Grenache

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Oooh-klahoma – where the wine comes sweeping down the plain. The amber waves of grain in the nation's bread basket may not exactly give way to the emerald vines of wine, but the Sooner State's doorsteps may soon see an influx of shipping boxes bursting with wine bottles. “A joint resolution that would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to allow res... Read More

    From the article OK says Okay To First Step To Wine Shipping


  • This is my first post. I'm not sure this is for me but I'm giving it a go. on first blush this looks like it could be fun and educational.  Read More

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  • There are dozens of sparkling wines made around the world – Champagne (probably the most well-known) and another 20 or so similar wines made in France; Cava made in Spain; Portuguese Espumante; Spumante and four more Italian sparklers; Sekt made in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic; Russian Sovetskoye Shampanskoye; Cap Classique from South... Read More

    From the article The Low-Down on Cava


  • Today I bought a case of Three Wine Co. Live Oak Zinfandel.  I took another vintage of this to OT's Old Vine Old Wine Offline a while back and, at $20, it is a serious bargain and an adventure.  Matt Cline (one of the Clines of the eponymous winery) and some other makers saved two out of the ten acres (so, less than a hectare) of 125 year old pr... Read More

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  • The next time you visit Barcelona, Spain, get yourself into the mountainous vineyard regions of Priorat and Montsant, just a short drive from this beautiful Mediterranean city. “Which region is which?” This may sound crazy but think of the regions as a fried egg! The yolk is Priorat, the surrounding egg white is Montsant. Not very technical I ag... Read More

    From the article Ride the Roller Coaster Vines: Priorat to Montsant


  • Hi all,Just want to introduce myself. I have recently started taking an interest in wine and have come to the point where I want to start learning more about it. At this point I can identify which lines I like, and which I don’t, but I really hope to be able to take it a step further and understand what makes it so that I like certain wines and ... Read More

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  • I once spent 48 hours making a sauce from scratch. It was a classic Sauce ... ... Chardonnay13.9% abv. Four Vines Winery celebrates California Zinfandel with an array of rebellious wine names like Maverick and Biker, though they've added a "naked" Chardonnay. There's no technical term for unoaked Chardonnay, and I've seen terms like virgin or ... Read More

    From the article TV Dinner and Wine Pairing Guide


  • One Australian winery is making sure it protects its skins – in this case, the epidermis in question belongs to the grapes. This past week, United Kingdom-based news outlet BBC reported that Hunter Valley's Tyrrell Winery is using sunscreen to protect grapevines dating back to the late 1800's, making them some of the oldest and best-protected gr... Read More

    From the article Aussie Winery Slathers Grapes In Sunblock


  • The south of France may soon be home to the region's first Chinese-run winery. This week China-based BHC International Wine Assets Management, an avid importer of French wines, made an offer to purchase Anne-Marie and Guilhem Durand's Chateau La Bastide in the country's Languedoc region.  The winery is situated in the north end of the Corbieres ... Read More

    From the article A First: Chinese Company To Buy Languedoc Winery


  • Old Dominion is getting renewed interest in its growing network of vineyards. Earlier this month, the Circle of Wine Writers, a well-known international group of wine writers, journalists, photographers and experts visited Virginia's Nelson County to tour the region's wineries four year's after the groups visit to the area in 2010.  According to... Read More

    From the article Oh, Virginia! International Wine Writers Visit State's Wineries


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