Kula Vineyards is a small, family-owned vineyard and winery located in Templeton, California on California's famed Central Coast. We are located in the El Pomar District of the Paso Robles AVA.
We started as grape growers, selling our Syrah to some of Paso Robles' most well-known wineries. We became a winery so we could share our vision of small-production, single vineyard, single varietal wines that fully express the region and vineyard of their origin.
We live on the vineyard, which helps us maintain our connection with the grape vines. Every day they speak to us, letting us know what they need to grow and thrive. Later, when it comes time to harvest, we hand-pick and then hand-sort the grapes for all of our wines, using only the best fruit.
There's always lots going on at our vineyard, farm and tasting room. While last year was a challenging year for everyone, see some of the things that were special to us in 2020.
Kula means "Gold" in the Hawaiian language. From the golden hills that surround us to the Golden Retrievers welcoming you to the property, we are Kula Vineyards!
Our 2017 Grenache Blanc shows a clean and elegant nose of green apple, grape fruit and baked lemon. Only hand-harvested grapes from the El Pomar district were used to create this special taste. This rich yet zesty flavor suggests orange peel and lemon bar and pairs well with Brie cheese, crème fraîche, shellfish, ceviche, fish lasagna and chicken sauté.
89% Grenache Blanc, 11% Picpoul Blanc • Seventy-five cases produced.
This beautiful pale green-gold Viognier was made with hand-harvested grapes from the El Pomar District in Paso Robles and fermented in neutral French oak barrels.
Exhibiting a white wildflower aroma and fruit flavors like lychee, tangerine and apricot, it pairs well with lobster and crab, seafood with creamy sauce, Brie cheese and roasted chicken and vegetables.
94% Viognier, 6% Picpoul Blanc • Fifty cases produced.
Beautiful grapes from our 18-year-old Syrah vines provided a perfect sunset-rose color for our 2017 Estate Syrah Rosé. A hint of Picpoul Blanc was blended to create an excellent flavor of strawberry, lavender and herbs de Provence. Suggested food pairings include goat cheese, Lomo Lomi salmon, grilled sausage and fried chicken.
Where the 2016 Rosé was bold and audacious, this 2017 is soft and gentle, with a touch of acidity from the addition of Picpoul Blanc.
90% Syrah, 10% Picpoul Blanc • Seventy-five cases produced.
Grown in the El Pomar District of Paso Robles, this special Picpoul Blanc has rich flavors of pineapple, passion fruit, grape fruit and lemon, and has an exceptionally long finish.
This rare varietal makes a perfect combination with cured meat, salmon with buttery sauce, shellfish like scallops and clams in creamy sauce, and bouillabaisse.
100% Picpoul Blanc • Twenty-five cases produced.
Club members only
This beautiful, medium-dark hue and high-toned red, unfiltered Pinot Noir 2016 has an excellend balance of red cherry and tart cranberry. Rich and velvety on the palate, it also has silky tannins and crisp acidity. This wine makes a great pairing with lamb, grilled venison, duck with olives, glazed ham and mushroom risotto.
100% Pinot Noir • Forty-four cases produced.
An excellent marriage of hand-harvested Zinfandel grapes from Paso’s Eastside and Westside. Beautiful nose of raspberry, cherry, white pepper and clove exposes more in the glass as time goes by. Long finish with dark chocolate and cocoa. Great pairings include pulled pork sandwich, Tonkatsu with tangy BBQ sauce, grilled steak and braised lamb shanks.
100% Zinfandel • Fifty cases produced.
With beautifully-grown Estate Syrah grapes from our 20 year-old vines, this wine was fermented in 30% new French Oak barrels for 20 months. Exhibiting gorgeous, intense color and exceptional balanced flavor of white & black pepper, black currant and plum, this spectacular Syrah pairs well with aged Gouda cheese, barbequed chicken breasts, grilled lamb chops and New York strip steak.
100% Syrah • Fifty cases produced.
A gorgeous Bordeaux-style blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petite verdot. With a beautiful, deep color and evident notes of white pepper, this full-bodied cabernet sauvignon-dominated blend delivers flavors of bright cherry, blackberry, spice and vanilla with medium tannins and acidity.
Suggested pairings include roast pork, braised lamb, sirloin steak with caramelized onions, filet mignon with mushrooms, and chocolate lava cake.
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 2% Petite Verdot • Fifty cases produced.
This spectacular 100% Reserve Estate Syrah 2016 was aged in 30% new French Oak for more than three years. Developing a beautiful, intense color, it reveals faint aromatics of tobacco and white pepper. With it’s full-bodied taste of blackberry and licorice, this luxury Reserve Syrah makes a perfect match for hibachi-grilled mushrooms, fig & rosemary glazed roast chicken, Santa Maria style Tri-Tip, spareribs and warm chocolate cake with mascarpone.
100% Syrah • Fifty cases produced.
Taste all of our wines in a relaxing, comfortable setting steps away from the Carlton Hotel, restaurants and Atascadero's Sunken Gardens park.
Patio available for picnics and outdoor tastings.