Thursday By Appointment Only
Seven Oxen Estate Wines
- Wine Tasting
Seven Oxen \ a translation of an ancient Mediterranean term for the seven stars of the Big Dipper, circling the North Star through the year like a team of oxen rounding a threshing floor.
Perched high up in the hills of the Templeton Gap in Paso Robles, California, Seven Oxen Vineyard is the ideal place to witness the cycle of the stars through the seasons. The position of the North Star remains constant throughout, as do our principles of stewardship and responsibility as we share our land, fruit, and wine.
Seven Oxen Estate Wines is located in the rolling hills of Paso Robles’ Westside. The 130-acre estate includes 26 acres of head pruned, spur trained vines planted in nine distinct blocks. The vineyard was planted in 2003 and 2005, and a new block of Mourvèdre was planted in 2014. We have 10 acres of Zinfandel, two acres of Petite Sirah, seven acres of Mourvèdre, five acres of Grenache, and two acres of Tannat.
We keep yields low to guarantee the highest quality fruit possible and to ensure the health and longevity of our vines. We focus on producing wines that reflect the unique character of the vineyard. South-facing hillsides, chalky soil, hot sunny days, and cooling afternoon breezes from the coast define the flavor of our grapes. We don't use pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers, and take a minimalist approach at the winery to ensure Seven Oxen wines remain as complex as the natural environment from which they come.