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Broken Earth Winery



Broken Earth Winery: first winery in the U.S. to use the Diemme Neutral 2 inert-atmosphere press.


"Diemme told me that Broken Earth Winery was the first winery in the U.S. to use the Neutral 2. I visited Broken Earth Winery’s temporary home in Paso Robles during the 2019 harvest in order to see the Diemme Neutral 2 inert-atmosphere press in action and to taste some of the wines from prior vintages that had been produced with this system. The wines all tasted remarkably fresh."



This is a plush example of Paso Robles ripeness, says Wine Enthusiast magazine, which gave the 93 points


"Plump aromas of black cherry, vanilla and caramel are cut by pepper and herbs. The palate is soft and lush, but offers penetrating acidity that keeps the baking spice and blackberry flavors in balance. The term CV refers to the original vineyard holdings at the Broken Earth estate, Continental Vineyards, and this very limited wine is only produced in exceptional vintage years."


Sweet, sticky dessert wines can make a great accompaniment to holiday dessert selections


"Broken Earth Ragpickers Dream: This is non-vintage, traditional Portuguese-style blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão and Tinta Roriz grapes from the Paso Robles AVA. It offers flavors of sweet, ripe berries and is balanced with a silky smooth finish. It’s 19.7% alcohol and comes in 500ml bottle."


This sparkling Merlot shows a deep crimson red hue


"Broken Earth 2015 Merlot Sotto Voce: This sparkling merlot shows a deep crimson red hue and a touch of sweetness sure to delight any holiday party. It offers bold flavors of cherry, licorice and red currants. Pair it with salads and appetizers. Cheers!"


It’s known as the Paso Robles heritage grape varietal


"Broken Earth Winery 2017 Zinfandel: This is a lighter-style zin with a transparent candy-shade red hue. Nuances on the nose include dried herbs, licorice, and summer raspberries. These flavors relax and stretch out on the palate, leaving tastes of juicy fruit that are able to shine through the soft tannin structure. To achieve a restrained style of zin, the fermentation is kept very low, keeping the flavor balance in check."


There is no shortage of fantastic white wines in Paso Robles


"Broken Earth Winery 2018 Albarino 2018: This delightful white wine offers aromas of fresh-cut grass and tropical fruit, this Portuguese variety offers balanced botanical and acidic flavors on the palate. Pair with seafood like oysters, scallops, or pan-seared white fish."


Paso Robles’ rosés are sophisticated and delicious


"Broken Earth 2018 Grenach Rosé: The nose of this wine highlights strawberry characteristics that come from grenache. It cleanses the palate with its structured acidity and backbone of fruity flavors. It delivers the freshness representative of a Rosé de Provence. Pairs nicely with cheese and crackers and other appetizers. It won a gold medal at the Denver International Wine Competition."


Broken Earth Winery: Sustaining the land, the wine it yields


"Across the 443 acres planted in 2019 with 21 grape varietals – and throughout the winemaking process – the Broken Earth team also has cultivated sustainable practices, nurturing the soil to minimize water use and installing solar panels in the winery facility."



If wine gets better with age, it seems fair that a wine region could do the same


"Paso Robles, long-known to the Central Valley, has become a wine and vacation destination for people everywhere. People in south Carolina know Paso Roble's name...Of course --- it all comes back to the wine and the small-town experience that make Paso unique. And no matter where you're coming from- it seems to be getting better with age."


Broken Earth Winery opening new, 23,000 square foot tasting room


"The new facility will be available for public viewing beginning Friday, May 10. The grand opening is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27) and will feature local chefs serving up delicious bites, a live remote from KRUSH 92.5 radio, and the award-winning wines from Broken Earth Winery." 


Broken Earth Winery opening new, 23,000 square foot tasting room


"Broken Earth Winery owns one of the oldest vineyards in Paso Robles, “Rancho Tierra Rajada” [Land of the worked Earth]. Planted in 1973 by visionary Herman Schwartz, actors Peter Falk, Jack Webb, James Caan and Wayne Rodgers, much of that history is translated through to the new tasting room facility. Local artisan, Wine Country Craftsman, created the design features from floor to ceiling from repurposed materials such as oak, wine barrels and steel."


Broken Earth Launches New Tasting Room


"Broken Earth Winery will open its doors on the long awaited 23,000 square foot tasting room facility, located on Ramada Drive in Paso Robles, next to Firestone Walker Brewery. The facility comes equipped with multiple conference and trade tasting rooms for the purpose of wine seminars." 


Albariño Takes Root on the West Coast


"Chris Cameron, an international winemaker with experience in Australia, Italy, France and Turkey and currently winemaker at Paso Robles’ Broken Earth Winery, concurs that Albariño doesn’t have to be austere. His 2015 Limited Release Albariño shows a creamy texture while maintaining its citrusy notes."


Glow on, Paso Robles: Vine Street Sparkle


"But there are other holiday happenings, too, that same day around the region, like Olive the Holidays on the Creston Wine Trail and a Wreath-Making Party at Broken Earth Winery, so check out all of the spirit-raising events in the area."


Christmas Extravaganza at Broken Earth


"This event represents the true spirit of the season and we are so excited to share this family-friendly event with everyone in our community while supporting the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation, Cameron said."


Charles Barkley Launched His Own Wine Brand—With All Proceeds Going to Charity


"The first fruits of that journey are a 2015 Chardonnay and two 2014 red blends, one lower end and one reserve, which were crafted with the help of winemaker Chris Cameron of Broken Earth Winery and the Regal Wine Company using estate grown grapes from Paso Robles."


Numbers up at 2017 Mid-State Fair 


"Best in Show went to Broken Earth Winery’s 2015 Grenache. The honor came after judges awarded it a Gold Medal and deemed it both Best in Class (Grenache) and Best Red Wine."


Where to celebrate California wines in July, September


"The results of the 15th annual Central Coast Wine Competition, which includes all the counties from San Francisco Bay to Santa Barbara, have been released. These sweepstakes winners all won gold and best in class awards. The best red wine and the best in show was the 2015 Paso Robles Grenache from Broken Earth Winery."


Central Coast Wine Competition Names Top Winners


"Broken Earth Winery of Paso Robles was a clear favorite at this year’s Central Coast Wine Competition hosted by the California Mid-State Fair, earning four honors including Best in Show."


Tasting Panel Magazine Feature


"At 2,500 acres, Rancho Tierra Rejada in Paso Robles is a massive plot of earth whose Spanish name roughly translates to “the land of worked earth.” For the new Broken Earth Winery that now owns this land, the 525 planted acres provide not only the foundation for their all-estate line-up, but are farmed specifically for a broad consumer audience, not scores and accolades."


Touring and Tasting

"Like its exceptional estate wines, the name for Broken Earth Winery was born in the vineyard. Rancho Tierra Rejada (land of the worked earth) Vineyard was first planted in 1973, on a 2,500 acre ranch by the same name. The 522-acre vineyard was one of the region’s first commercial vineyards and sold its premium winegrapes to Napa Valley wineries for decades."


2013 Wine Region of the Year: Paso Robles


"Wine regions far more famous than Paso Robles produce great wines, but few places exhibit the spirit and can-do positivity of this Central Coast appellation. It’s not easy for a wine region to reinvent itself, but Paso is doing it with flair."