Central Coast AVA
Eberle Cabernets - a testament to Central Coast quality
The wine industry of Paso Robles may date back as early as 1797, but there wasn't a winery in the region producing on a national level until the arrival of Gary Eberle.
With an innate passion for Rhône wines, Eberle graduated from U.C. Davis's winemaking doctoral program and headed straight to Paso Robles with the intent of introducing the world of Rhône to California winemaking. A leader and pioneer of California Rhône wine, Eberle introduced the state to a true French clone of Syrah when he planted his first 20 acres in 1975, and today it's believed that a considerable percentage of all true Syrah grown in California can be traced back to his original plantings.
By 1978, Eberle was known as the first winemaker in the U.S. to produce a 100% Syrah wine. His pioneering spirit didn't stop there ' Eberle helped co-found the Paso Robles Wine Appellation and then proudly opened the doors to his own winery in 1983. Through hard work and perseverance, he's helped to establish Paso Robles as a premium wine region, and now, after more than 25 years since the first release of the Eberle label, the Eberle Winery consistently remains one of the highest award-winning wineries in the United States.