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Winery of the Month

May 2018

Broken Earth Winery

We are proud to be partnering with Broken Earth Winery during the month of May as our Winery of the Month. Everyday at our Guest Wine Tasting Reception, we will be featuring tastes of their amazing varietals. Each Friday during this time, we will feature their winemaker or winery representative at our Guest Reception. At our restaurant, be sure to order a glass of one of their delicious wines to pair with our local cuisine. Or join us for our Backyard Winemaker Dinner on Friday, May 25th at 6pm featuring Broken Earth wines paired with a five-course handcrafted menu.

Rancho Tierra Rejada, Spanish for “land of worked earth,” is the original name of the 2,500 acre Paso Robles ranch that is now home to the vineyards that produce Broken Earth Wines. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, grain and cattle were the primary commodities here. It was a land of pioneer families, vaqueros, banditos, and cattle barons such as the Miller & Lux Cattle Company. Paso Robles defined the real and true west before 1900. That pioneer spirit lives on today at Broken Earth Winery.

Visionary Herman Schwartz purchased the property in 1973 and planted 520 acres to grapevines. Schwartz was an innovative grower with a keen interest in sustaining the environment and promoting Paso Robles as a high-quality winegrape growing region. He embraced sustainable farming techniques as they were first coming on to the scene in the early 1980s.

With the same eye toward the future, he eventually realized the need to upgrade the vineyard, replanting between 1995 and 1998, carefully choosing plant material appropriate to each site in the vineyard. The ranch was sold to the current owners in 2006, who remain committed to sustaining the environment by implementing technologically advanced farming methods.

Moving forward, Broken Earth Winery remains committed to sustainable ideals, and to continuing to bolster the high-quality reputation of Paso Robles wines. The tasting room is located in the east Paso Robles region and features a food and wine pairing and a café on-site.