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Discover Our Paso Robles Estate Vineyards

Paso Robles Vineyards: Douglas Ayres’ dream of farming and owning a Paso Robles vineyard began with the purchase of an eighteen-acre premium cabernet sauvignon vineyard in the famed Paso Robles Willow Creek District originally planted in 1997. Other estate varietals on this Paso Robles property include malbec, cabernet franc, petite verdot, viognier, Roussanne, clairette blanche, grand blanc, and merlot. In 2023, Doug acquired a third vineyard also located in the Willow Creek District AVA in Paso Robles planted with marsanne, petit verdot, petite sirah, chardonnay, cabernet franc, and tempranillo. The step in fulfilling his dream was developing the luxurious Allegretto Resort in Paso Robles which opened in 2015. 

Allegretto Wines encompasses three vineyards within two different sub-appellations of Paso Robles – two vineyards in the Paso Robles Willow Creek District and one vineyard in the Paso Robles Estrella District.

Paso Robles Vineyard Harvest

Allegretto Vineyard

Our Paso Robles estate-grown and single vineyard wines are sourced from the vineyards that surround the Allegretto Resort located in the Estrella AVA. Located on the east side of Paso Robles, the Estrella District is known for warm summer days are cooled by modest maritime sea breezes through the Templeton Gap effect, as well as downslope winds from the eastern ranges, which are reflected by early morning fog in the summer. The soils in the Estrella are predominantly alluvial, ranging from fine sandy loams to the more substantial clay loam. The terroir is quite perfect for the cultivation of premium winegrapes, warm days that do lead to cool nights, moderate soil rooting depths control vigor in vines, and tempered water stress produce complex fruit flavors. 

Willow Creek Vineyard

Paso Robles Willow Creek District

The Paso Robles Willow Creek District, for well over 100 years, has been the home of vineyards, Mennonite families, and walnut orchards. It was an area early identified with agricultural potential and as the years and science later confirmed, it is! Many popular and burgeoning brands from the Paso Robles AVA have made their home in the Willow Creek District and fruit from the AVA is in high demand. It is an area of Paso Robles with immense beauty and color that is worth exploring.