Seven Oxen Estate Wines is located in the rolling hills of Paso Robles’ Westside. The 130-acre estate includes 26 acres of head pruned, spur trained vines planted in nine distinct blocks. The vineyard was planted in 2003 and 2005, and a new block of Mourvèdre was planted in 2014. We have 10 acres of Zinfandel, two acres of Petite Sirah, seven acres of Mourvèdre, five acres of Grenache, and two acres of Tannat.
We keep yields low to guarantee the highest quality fruit possible and to ensure the health and longevity of our vines. We focus on producing wines that reflect the unique character of the vineyard. South-facing hillsides, chalky soil, hot sunny days, and cooling afternoon breezes from the coast define the flavor of our grapes. We don't use pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers, and take a minimalist approach at the winery to ensure Seven Oxen wines remain as complex as the natural environment from which they come.
The Templeton Gap
Seven Oxen Estate is part of the Paso Robles AVA, which is divided into eleven diverse sub appellations, each with unique geology, terrain, soil, and weather patterns. Seven Oxen is located on the northern border of the Templeton Gap sub appellation, just south of Willow Creek. The Templeton Gap, which sits among the mountain slopes of the Santa Lucia Range, is known for its cool coastal breezes and calcareous soils.