Four Lanterns Winery resides on 35 acres on the west side of Paso Robles. It is centrally located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Templeton Gap in the prestigious Willow Creek AVA. The area is renowned for hot days, cool nights and calcareous soil; all of which combine to provide a perfect environment for making exceptional wines.
The hill on the vineyard was originally terraced for an apple farm in the early 1900s. In the late 1970s and early 1980s the property was revitalized with the creation of Sycamore Farms – an herb farm and vineyard.
Jackie and Steve Gleason purchased the property in 2013. In addition to expanding and improving the vineyard they created Four Lanterns Winery (named for their four daughters).
In 2016, Four Lanterns introduced Ryan Pease as their new Winemaker. Ryan, along with his wife Nicole are the owners of Paix Sur Terre, an award-winning, boutique Paso Roble winery specializing in creative Rhone-style blends. Before joining Four Lanterns, Ryan was assistant winemaker at wineries such as Epoch, Lone Madrone and Grey Wolf.
Four Lanterns Winery specializes in wine varietals native to France’s Rhone Valley, and focuses on making estate wines in order to capitalize on the natural strengths of the vineyard. The resulting wines are beautifully complex, balanced, and wonderful to drink.