Alma Sol Winery
Paso Robles AVA
A micro-boutique winery crafting Bordeaux-style wines
Alma Sol Winery is a micro-boutique winery owned and operated by the husband and wife team of John Shaw and Lisa Cuevas Shaw. Nestled in the beautiful Paso Robles appellation of California’s Central Coast, Alma Sol sources premium fruit from top vineyard sites and focuses on crafting tiny lots of exceptional Bordeaux-style wines, both single varietals and special blends.
John and Lisa Shaw met while working together in academic publishing at the same family-owned, international publishing company, SAGE. They began making weekend trips to Lisa’s family’s vineyard in Paso Robles and found the setting and region to be quite appealing. The couple became friends with many of Paso Robles’ winemakers and winery owners, and over time, learned much about the area and the industry. It wasn’t long before that lifestyle was really calling to them and the idea of Alma Sol Winery came about.
In 2011, John and Lisa officially established Alma Sol Winery – named to bring together two critical elements of crafting exceptional wines, soul and sun. While much of Paso Robles is known for its Rhône-style varietals, the Shaws decided to focus on Bordeaux wines and prove that great Cabernet Sauvignons and exquisite Cabernet blends could be made in this region. With the help of consulting winemakers, John and Lisa made their first commercial vintage and it was awarded an impressive 90 Points by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Not a bad start!
Today, John and Lisa continue to discover exceptional fruit from not only Paso Robles, but also top vineyard sites throughout California, including properties in Napa Valley and Santa Maria. The goal at Alma Sol is to continue growing while sharing their small-lot, award-winning wines with friends, family, and the local community. We hope you enjoy this special wine, from a great up-and-coming producer. Cheers!