noun. ter·roir ˌter-ˈwär.
the combination of factors including soil, climate, and sunlight that gives wine grapes their distinctive character.
Surrounded by roses, lavender and olive trees, a rustic Victorian manor house with a wraparound porch and white picket fence add charm to the property. The vineyard dates back to the 1970s when Phillip Doub created Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s viticulture program and moved to Paso Robles with the vision of establishing world-class wine that would rival the ultra-premium wines of France.
Today the Shepard team oversees each lot of wine with passion and dedication — everything from the timing of harvest, aging in the barrel and presentation in the bottle are all reflections of The Shepard Collection’s philosophy, resulting in producing acclaimed boutique wines focused on ultra-premium, old world-styled varietals.