Écluse Wines

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1520 Kiler Canyon Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446 | (805) 238-4999 | www.eclusewines.com | Directions:speedfind.com/EcluseWines | Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm. Reservations required for groups of 7-10, please contact us for availability.

 

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Wines Produced:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Improv – Improvisational Red Blend, Rendition – Red Rhone Style Blend, Ensemble – Bordeaux Style Blend, Viognier, Prelude – White Rhone Style Blend, Blind Dog – A wonderful Paso Robles Red Blend inspired by our very own blind dog, Toby! Finis – Zinfandel Port Style Wine


Winery Profile:

Écluse is the French word for the locks on the canals that gently carve their way through the remarkable French wine countryside and since our last name is Lock, the name Écluse for our wines was born!

As home of a San Francisco Chronicle’s Sweepstakes winning Best Red Wine, we at Écluse Wines are dedicated to producing limited production, handcrafted, award-winning wines from our very own Lock Vineyard. Our family owned boutique winery is a true reflection of this special place we call home. Nestled in the gently rolling hillside terroir on the desired Westside of the Paso Robles AVA, we feature Bordeaux and Rhone style wines, as well as our fabulous Zinfandel. Our wines are often described as silky, lush, smooth and approachable when first released, becoming even more complex and elegant as they age.

From the beginning our philosophy is that great fruit makes great wine. Having our own small winery onsite gives us the added benefit of picking and crushing small lots throughout the vineyard when the fruit has reached its peak flavors. Having control from the vineyard to the bottle insures that Écluse wines remain the truly remarkable wine that it is today!

Located only five minutes west of downtown Paso Robles, we invite you to discover the expression of our estate-grown wines while you savor the Ecluse difference. Join us and experience wine tasting the old fashion way, in the barrel room where you may even find Steve, proprietor and winemaker, with the wine thief offering barrel samples! Come Savor the Wine that is truly Écluse!


Winery Accolades:

Please visit the Accolades page on our website for a full list of award winners.

Ecluse Wines Vineyard2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition awards include Three Double Golds and Four Gold Medals!

Double Gold:
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 Zinfandel
2014 Petite Sirah

Gold Medal:
2014 Insider
2014 Ensemble
2014 Rendition
2014 Improv
2014 Syrah


2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard Best Red Sweepstakes Award – 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, with over 5,000 wines entered! The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition continues to be the largest competition of American wines in the world!


2013 Lock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – Wine Enthusiast, 94 points
2013 Improv – Wine Enthusiast, 93 points
2013 Ensemble – Wine Enthusiast, 92 points
2013 Rendition – Wine Enthusiast, 92 points
2013 Petite Sirah – Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection, 90 points
2013 Ensemble – Best of Class – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2005 Ensemble – Double Gold Best of Class – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 93 points – Cabernet Shootout
2005 Rendition – Double Gold Best of Class – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 90 Points – Robert Parker
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard – Double Gold – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2013 Zinfandel – Double Gold – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2013 Rendition – Double Gold – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2012 Ensemble – Double Gold – Cab Shootout, Affairs of the Vine, Gold Medal, 92 Points – San Francisco International Wine Competition, 91 Points – Josh Raynolds, Vinous
2012 Improv – Double Gold – Rhone Shootout, Affairs of the Vine, 91 Points – Josh Raynolds, Vinous
2011 Ensemble – Double Gold – Cab Shootout, Affairs of the Vine, Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 90 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2010 Syrah Lock Vineyard – Double Gold – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Gold Medal Best of Class – 2014 Sunset International Wine Competition, Gold Medal – Rhone Shootout, Affairs of the Vine, 90 Points – Stephen Tanzer, 90 Points – Wine Enthusiast
2013 Improv – Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2013 Grenache – Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2012 Petite Sirah Sereno Vista Vineyard – Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Gold Medal – Rhone Shootout, Affairs of the Vine
2012 Rendition Lock Vineyard – Gold Medal – Rhone Shootout, Affairs of the Vine, Silver Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2012 Zinfandel – Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 90 Points – Josh Raynolds, Vinous
2010 Ensemble Lock Vineyard ­– Gold Medal – Cab Shootout, Affairs of the Vine, Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 90 Points – Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, 90 Points – Wine Enthusiast
2009 Improv Lock Vineyard – Gold Medal – Rhone Shootout, Affairs of the Vine, 90 Points – The Wine Advocate, after 3 weeks in bottle!
2006 Ensemble – Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 95 Points – Cabernet Shootout
Blind Dog – Gold Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2013 Petite Sirah – Silver Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2014 Prelude – Silver Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2007 Rendition – 91 Points – Robert Parker after two weeks in the bottle!, 91 Points – The Rhone Report, 90 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, Silver Medal – Rhone Shootout, Affairs of the Vine, Silver Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Silver Medal – Sunset International Wine Competition


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