Léal Vineyards

831-636-1023 300 Maranatha Dr.
Hollister, CA 95023
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Léal Vineyards is the creation of a self-taught wine fanatic. Owner Frank Léal is living his dream. His goal? To have fun, to reestablish San Benito County’s historic reputation as a winegrowing region, and to consistently provide limited, exceptional vintages to his discerning fans. Many folks fantasize of running a winery when they retire. Frank decided to pursue his dream while still in his twenties. Leaving his blue-collar career behind, he searched for the perfect locale. In 1998 and only 28 years old, Frank purchased 45 acres for the new vineyard. The chosen spot? The foothills of Hollister, in San Benito County towards the northern end of California’s sprawling Central Coast region. Léal recognized that here was a perfect synthesis of climate, soils, and people for producing truly great wines. As the vines were left to mature in Hollister, Frank headed to Napa to learn first hand how to craft world class wines. While the knowledge he learned in Napa was invaluable, his didn’t really Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Ruby Cabernet

    Developed for the hot climate of California’s San Joaquin Valley, this red wine grape was bred by crossing Cabernet S...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • Hi, EMark. Thanks for your welcome.Actually, we do drink what we like and ... ... our go to wines come from Leal Vineyards (Hollister) -- Cab Franc, Carnaval Meritage, and Cab -- and Domenico Winery (San Carlos) -- Primitivo and Aglianico. We'll keep you posted about other tastings and purchases.Joe&nbs Read More

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  • Greetings, fellow wine lovers!My girlfriend and I love our wine-tasting weekends and have enjoyed discovering new wine-pleasures throughout the Santa Clara Valley and central California. We hope to visit many of the AVAs of California as we are centrally located. We also enjoy Italian, Spanish and Argentine reds.We hope to educate ourselves and ... Read More

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  • Léal Vineyards Merlot San Benito County 2008

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    Plum garnet hue, with aromas of black tree fruits, fruitcake and tea; dense structure of black cherry, black plum, tobacco and spice integrated with rough tannins over a moderately long finish. Decent wine, overpriced. Read More

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  • Léal Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Lake County 2005

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  • Leal Godsend 2006

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  • Leal Vineyards Syrah

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  • Léal Vineyards Chardonnay San Benito County Estate Grown 2006

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  • Léal Vineyards Chardonnay San Benito County Estate Grown NV

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