Doce Robles Winery & Vineyard
A Westside Paso Robles Boutique Winery
The very first Paso Robles westside winery just off the 101 freeway on Paso Robles 46 West and before Vineyard Drive. An exclusive Paso Robles westside boutique winery featuring award winning wines for decades, a small giftshop along with charming owners and staff. Come meet the husband and wife team and experience one of the very best wineries in all of the Templeton Gap Westside region. Taste and experience handcrafted artisan wines with no pretentions at all! Paso Robles is the heart of all the wine regions located within the California Central Coast and Doce Robles Winery sits at the entrance of beautiful highway 46 West.
Doce Robles is a family owned winery that was started by Jim and Maribeth Jacobsen. Jim and Maribeth fell in love with wines from Paso Robles around the same time that they fell in love with one another. A weekend trip to the area pushed Jim to sell his vineyards in Fresno County and move to Paso to become a wine grape grower.
Passion and intense interest not only led Jim to plant the estate vineyard but to also become a winemaker. By 1996 Jim & Maribeth established Doce Robles Winery & Vineyard and opened the tasting room in 1997.
Doce Robles means “twelve oaks” in Spanish and has twelve majestic oak trees on the 40 acre estate. The vineyard was planted in 96-97 and includes Barbera, Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Primitivo was added to the estate in 2010. Petite Sirah and Malbec were also planted in 2012. Remaining small, Doce Robles Winery produces 4000-6000 cases annually. The first harvest happened in 1998 and produced grapes of unusual quality for being so young. The 1998 vintages even won some prestigious awards, best of class 2 years in a row for the Robles Rojos (estate Bordeaux inspired blend). The Zinfandel and Barbera also won awards their first harvest year.
"The Farmer & His Wines"
Jim’s viticulture practices consists of organic and food grade quality fertilizer. This practice greatly reduces the need for insecticides and promotes plant health producing excellent fruit. His philosophy is that “the real work is done in the vineyard”. The winemaking is done in small open top fermenters and is barrel aged for 2-4 years in French, American, or Neutral Oak. The wines are mostly gravity fed and only pumped twice from the field to the bottle which preserves ripe fruit characteristics and prevents bruised fruit.
Jim's wines have bright structures and soft fruit. The wines are also lower in alcohol than most Paso Robles wines and made deliberately so. The focus is to make wines of great quality at affordable prices. Characterisics of bright structures, soft fruit, and balanced tannins are most noteworthy.
To try our wines, stop by our tasting room and view the vineyard!
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