The Secret of Our Success
The EOS Estate Vineyards are located in the Paso Robles Appellation, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and approximately 15 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, Paso Robles is a significant part of the noteworthy Central Coast wine growing region. Currently we have close to 700 acres planted, with more plantings planned over the next several years.
Our vineyard planting philosophy is unique in that, prior to planting, all rows are trenched with a back-hoe to 5 feet deep and 4 feet wide. By turning the soil to this depth, older soil from the hard pan is brought up to nourish young plants, and softer, more porous topsoil is mixed with deeper layers to boost vertical penetration by the roots.
At EOS Estate Winery we "Dawn-harvest" our premium winegrapes to keep the fruit cool and help ensure true varietal flavors in the finished wine.
Since a wine's flavor profile begins in the vineyard, we take extreme care in managing our vineyards for the highest quality yield. Each and every EOS varietal is planted in it's own specific vineyard block that's carefully nurtured to maximize the flavor of that particular varietal. Within each vineyard block we employ the latest techniques in canopy management and crop back vines diligently in our never ending pursuit of perfection. Quality rather than quantity is our focus.
Winemaker Leslie Melendez's ultimate goal is to make wines that are food friendly and elegantly balanced. Wines as rich in texture as they are in fruit. A true artist, Melendez believes that structure is the most significant component of wine. Leslie's classic style of winemaking adheres to the philosophy of making refined, reserved wines, not heavy, overbearing wines that struggle against rather than complement food.