Shell Creek Vineyard is located 20 miles from the town of Paso Robles. The name of the now 120 acre vineyard comes from a seasonal creek that runs through the property, carrying small pieces of fossilized shells that are found farther upstream on the ranch and underneath the sandy top soil. The vineyard was planted in 1972 by the fifth generation of the Stinton Family, who have owned the property and stewarded the land for six generations since the late 1800s. The vineyard is farmed without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers and is in the process of getting its organic certification.
AVA: Paso Robles
Farming Practices: Organically farmed
Varietals Grown: Chenin Blanc