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Thacher Winery
8355 Vineyard Drive
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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    11:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Thursday
    11:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Friday
    11:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Saturday
    11:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sunday
    11:00 am-5:00 pm
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Located on Vineyard Drive Thacher Winery is the personal label of winemaker Sherman Thacher, who served as brew master at the Los Gatos Brewing Company for 16 years. The Thacher’s purchased the estate in 2003, when the property was known as Kentucky Ranch. Many of the historical elements on the property have been preserved including an original 1920’s barn which is used for the wine club release party in May. The celebration coincides with the Kentucky Derby and guests are known to attend with oversized hats. This location is popular for Rhone Blends and Zinfandels. During our visit the tasting room also had Rose and Blanc de Blanc. Enjoy a tasting flight for $15 waived with a six bottle purchase. Outside food is welcome and the tasting staff are friendly. This location has winery dogs and pets are not permitted at this time.
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For your Wine Adventure:
  • Paso Robles AVA
    Paso Robles AVA
  • Wine Maker
    Wine Maker
    Sherman Thacher
  • Outdoor SeatingOutdoor Seating: 66
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013 Constant Variable
    Bright cherry, fresh bluebery, kirsch from Grenache. Mouthfeel, ageability, and floral aromatics fhom Syrah. Meat, earth and game notes from Mourvedre.
    Stealthy with a dark, dense purple core, Constant Variable is a proper Paso GSM with macerated cherries, raspberry, anise, and sandalwoodlike aromas. Seamless on your palate and plush, bottle aged to perfection. Drink this release with lamb, duck confit, Asian fare, or classic cassoulet on a cold night.
    Controlled Chaos has an artisanal red appearance and tastes like a classic old vine California field blend, with the fruit-driven freshness of younger vines. A mystical scent of blackberries, raisins, pepper, licorice, peaches and coconut oil unfolds in the glass. It has earthy Pinot Noir characteristics, and Grenache has that soft finish. Pair with barbecued red meat and grilled peaches, wood fired pizza, or pasta with marinara.
  • 2014 Controlled Chaos
    Popping red fruit: raspberry, cranberry, strawberry, grapefruit.Pleasant oak spice of nytmeg, cinnamon and baking spice.
    Smoky aromatics lead with violets and cherry. Lush mouth feel with a dense structure and brown bread mid palate. Chewy with a strong tannic grip in the tail end.
  • Late Harvest Syrah
  • Late Harvest Zinfandel
  • 2014 Normal Deviation
    Tart cherry and boysenberry, sweet fruit. Incredibly dense: the Petite really throwing its weight around. Heavily tannic and sweetly spiced on the finish.
  • Original Copy
  • 2015 Pinot Noir
  • Resident Alien
  • 2016 Rosé
  • 2014 Solo Concert
    It offers rock-solid notes of black raspberries, olives, leafy herbs and spice meat in a rounded, textured, forward and certanly, delicious style.
  • 2013 Solo Concert
  • 2014 TRIUMVIRATE Reserve Zinfandel
    Released March 16, 2017. Medium to medium dark ruby leading with raspberry, blackberry, cinnamon, and white pepper. Briary, plush, with wild berry fruit flavors supported by firm acidity, full tannin, and a lingering aftertaste.
  • 2013 Vin Rouge
    While Grenache dominates the aromatics, an underlying savory character is imparted by the Syrah. "Old World" best describes this blend- full but balanced notes of oak, smoke and meat.
  • 2014 Vin Rouge
    Dark and blue-fruited; blueberry, dark plum, blackberry and black cherry. Some oak spice, with hint of cinnamon, nutmeg and spice-box. Tertiarty aromas of black pepper, violets, bay leaf and game.
  • 2016 Viognier
    Starbright in appearance, with an insanely heady perfum; Jasmine and peach blossoms, lemongrass and stone fruit. Palate notes are tropical fruited - pineapple apricot and fresh mango - underlined by its mineral edge.
  • 2014 Zinfandel
    Pristine pale red on the eyes, the 2014 Zinfandel boasts a bouquet of huckleberry, raisin, roses, dill, waffles with maple syrup, coconut and hazelnut. Tastes like a Southern Italian red, with a white chocolate-glazed mouth feel. Enjoy with fried chicken and waffles, Korean BBQ, grassfed beef sliders, and Italian comfort food.
  • 2015 Zinfandel
    Spicy plum and black berry notes, with classic Zin pepper notes.