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Creston Valley vineyard rows over gently rolling hills at dusk


Estate Vineyards

The Vina Robles vineyard team takes care of our vineyards, while Winemaker Kevin Willenborg selects only the finest blocks from each site for the production of Vina Robles wines. All of the remaining grapes we grow are sold to other great producers in our area.

From the soaring, fog-kissed coastal mountains west of Paso Robles to the dry, rugged slopes east of Highway 101, our vineyards reflect the wondrous diversity of the Paso Robles appellations.

Our estate vineyards span 5 of the 11 sub-AVAs in Paso Robles, ultimately enabling us to capture a wide range of nuance and complexity in the wines.

Creston Valley vineyard rows over gently rolling hills at dusk
Huerhuero vineyard from a distance, the sun rising with a gold sky painting light over the rolling hills of vines and oak trees
Close up of posts at the end of the vine rows at Huerhuero Vineyard

Explore Our Vineyards

Terra Bella Vineyard

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  • Vineyard Acreage:

    66 acres


  • Cabernet Sauvignon (41%),
  • Grenache (39%),
  • Syrah (9%),
  • Other (11%)
Terra Bella vineyard on steep hills surrounded by trees

Terra Bella Vineyard, mostly planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Syrah, is located in the coastal mountains west of the city of Paso Robles. This site is the second highest westside vineyard in Paso Robles at 1960 feet. You will find it off Bear Valley Road, which is appropriate, not only because black bears used to roam the forests out there, but also because farming this vineyard is a “bear” due to its steep south westerly slopes.

The quality of Terra Bella is rooted in the conditions of the Adelaida District, which include rocky limestone-rich soils and a moderate marine climate that promotes balanced ripening. The slopes ensure excellent drainage, which limits vine vigor. The clusters and grapes are always small, which translates to dark color and intense flavors.

Creston Valley Vineyard

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  • Vineyard Acreage:

    328 acres


  • Cabernet Sauvignon (61%),
  • Petit Verdot (5%),
  • Petite Sirah (4%),
  • Other (30%)
Creston Valley Vineyard, green rows of vines with golden grassy hills hills in the background

Creston Valley Vineyard is located near Creston, California, about 12 miles southeast of the city of Paso Robles. Here, the vines are planted on rolling hills, surrounded by pristine ranch land.

The climate in Creston tends to be a bit cooler than the areas to the north, which allows for added hang time and flavor development in the fruit. The soils are shallow, shifting from clay loam to sandy loam, with rocky calcareous subsoils— a well-drained composition that naturally tames vine vigor.

Huerhuero Vineyard

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  • Vineyard Acreage:

    863 acres


  • Cabernet Sauvignon (29%),
  • Petite Sirah (6%),
  • Sauvignon Blanc (4%),
  • Others (61%)
Huerhuero Vineyard

Huerhuero Vineyard, adjacent to Huerhuero Creek just southeast of Paso Robles, is planted in the transitional hilly terrain at an elevation between 830–1,030 ft. and spreading into both the El Pomar and Geneseo sub-AVA. This location is a crossroads for marine air entering the region from both the Templeton Gap and Salinas Valley.

The soils consist of gravelly calcareous subsoils–a well-drained composition that naturally tames vine vigor. The climate and limiting soils yield balanced structured wines with varietally expressive fruit.

Jardine Vineyard

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  • Vineyard Acreage:

    295 acres


  • Cabernet Sauvignon (39%),
  • Sauvignon Blanc (32%),
  • Petite Sirah (13%),
  • Other (16%)
Vina Robles Jardine vineyard, looking down a row of lush green vines

Jardine Vineyard lies several miles northeast of Huerhuero Vineyard, at the corner of Jardine and Tower roads north of Highway 46 East. Here, the growing conditions are slightly warmer, appealing particularly to Petite Sirah and Sauvignon Blanc.

The soil is composed primarily of alluvial sandy loam, ultimately ensuring excellent drainage for low vine vigor and assertive flavor development.

Pleasant Valley Vineyard

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  • Vineyard Acreage:

    79 acres


  • Cabernet Sauvignon (76%),
  • Zinfandel (5%),
  • Other (19%)
Pleasant Valley vineyard, lush full vines rolling over hills into grassy hills

Further north of Jardine Vineyard, set in the low rolling hills of San Miguel, lies Pleasant Valley. This prime viticultural land lies above the valley floor, where one can see acres of well tended, emerald green vines.

With its Arbuckle-San Ysidro and Nacimiento-Los Osos complex soils and favorable eastside climate, it is ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

Mistral Vineyard

  • Year Planted:


  • Vineyard Acreage:

    180 acres


  • Chardonnay (78%)
  • Grenache (17%)
  • Other (5%)
Mistral Vineyard

Mistral Vineyard is planted in the Monterey AVA, about 10 miles south of the Arroyo Seco sub-AVA in the sandy Salinas Valley foothills just outside of King City. This site is known for blustery afternoon winds similar to the legendary “mistrals” that blow through the Rhône Valley in the south of France, hence the name. A classic cool-climate vineyard, Mistral lies about three-quarters of the way down the Monterey AVA corridor. The soil structure is primarily Rincon clay loam, consisting of deep, well-drained soils that help push the vines to produce stellar Chardonnay winegrapes each vintage. Mistral Vineyard was purchased in 2013.


Since 2012, all our vineyards are Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certified.

This rigorous certification program dedicated to the 3 P’s of sustainability–people, planet and prosperity.

We are committed to social responsibility and sustainability, ensuring that both natural and human resources are protected, all of which means you can enjoy wine that has been grown for the greater good.

Sustainable viticultural methods include cover crops for erosion control, owl boxes for rodent control, native oak tree retention for ecosystem balance, planting to drought resistant rootstock and advanced irrigation systems for water conservation. Irrigation management plays a big role in the vineyard management program. Under the estate conditions of low annual rain fall and well-draining soils, vine and fruit growth can be precisely guided by timely irrigation. Shoot and crop thinning are also actively employed to create a balanced fruiting zone.

For more information about the SIP program, please visit:

Birdhouse in the vineyard, high on a pole

Explore Vina Robles

Hans Neff and R. Michel

Meet the Team

Family-owned, Vina Robles is progressing to second-generation generation ownership with Founder Hans Nef’s two daughters: Michèle König-Nef and Nicole Nüesch-Nef, at the helm. Their vision cannot be accomplished without the dedicated team of industry professionals striving towards the same core values or sustainability, hospitality and quality.

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The Jardine Court water fountain, two large stone bowls stacked over a round pool

Vina Robles’ Story

Vina Robles is the result of a unique personal trajectory, one that led founder Hans Nef from a rural village outside Zurich, Switzerland to the rugged terrain of California's Central Coast

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Kevin Willenborg checking over grape bunches just picked

The Craft of Winemaking

While honoring traditional winemaking methods, veteran winemaker Kevin Willenborg implements modern technologies to make our estate wines with minimal intervention.

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Eight Vina Robles wine bottles lined up on a table

Discover Our Wines

Our sustainably farmed, estate vineyards are showcased in each bottle of wine.