Gray Pine Winery
Named for the native California Gray Pine which is prevalent in our area, Gray Pine Winery is a small, limited-production winery located in Penn Valley, California, in the Sierra Foothills, with an annual production of approximately 320 cases. We grow our own grapes on our two-acre vineyard and make our own wines. Specializing in Bordeaux varietals, we produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and a classic Bordeaux-style Red Blend. We also have a very small amount of Sauvignon Blanc. We believe that fine wine is best enjoyed with fine meals and our winemaking focus is on food-friendly wines with balanced acid and tannins, in the classic Bordeaux style. Our first vintage was 2011. We are currently featuring our 2012 reds and newly-released 2015 Sauvignon Blanc in our tasting room. We are also starting to rotate our 2013 reds into the tasting mix.
We're very pleased to announce that all four of the wines we entered in the 2015 California State Fair commercial wine competition earned medals. The 2011 Red Blend and Cabernet Sauvignon received bronze medals, as did the 2012 Red Blend. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon received a silver medal!
And now... results are just in from the 2016 California State Fair. We entered four wines again this year and all four medaled again. Our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon received a bronze medal. The 2013 Petit Verdot and 2013 Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon received silver medals, and our 2013 Bordeaux Style Red Blend received 95 points and a gold medal!
The winery tasting room is open most Saturdays (and some Sundays!) from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm (last tasting at 4:00 pm). Check this web page before coming to be sure we're open. Winery and cave tours and tastings are also available by appointment. Please call 530-432-7045. The following table shows our anticipated hours for September and October:
|Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept 3-5||Open 12:30 - 4:30 pm*|
|Saturday, Sept 10 & Sunday, Sept 11||Open 12:30 - 4:30 pm*|
|Saturday, Sept 17 & Sunday, Sept 18||Closed|
|Saturday, Sept 24 & Sunday, Sept 25||Open 12:30 - 4:30 pm*|
|Saturday, Oct 1 & Sunday, Oct 2||Open 12:30 - 4:30 pm*|
|Saturday, Oct 8 & Sunday, Oct 9||Open 12:30 - 4:30 pm*|
|Saturday, Oct 15 & Sunday, Oct 16||Open 12:30 - 4:30 pm*|
|Saturday, Oct 22 & Sunday, Oct 23||Open 12:30 - 4:30 pm*|
|Saturday, Oct 29||Open 12:30 - 4:30 pm*|
|Sunday, Oct 30||Closed|
* Last tasting at 4:00 PM.
We hope to see you soon!
To view an article and tasting notes from the Grass Valley Union newspaper, click here.
For driving directions to our winery, click here.
To find where our wines are available, click here.
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