Established in 2000, Gelfand Vineyards sits at over 1100' above sea level on rolling hills embedded with the limestone and calcareous soils also seen in Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley. WIth expansive views of Paso Robles and our vineyards, thee goal is to create wines that are memorable not only in taste, but also in experience...whether it be at the vineyard or at home with loved ones and friends. Established out of a passion for wine discovered through travels and visiting boutique wineries around the world, the personal touch and engagement with each visitor is the cornerstone of the on-site experience continued today...
As the owners and previous wine club members making their wine at Gelfand Vineyards, Kory and Cathy Burke feel very fortunate to carry on the legacy of Gelfand Vineyards. Years ago they celebrated a milestone birthday in Paso Robles and immediately fell in love with the town. With a dream of making amazing wines and raising their daughter, Kaia, in a Hallmark Channel-like town, they quickly realized the charm of Paso Robles lent itself as the perfect place.
After stumbling upon a neglected boutique vineyard and a house just a mile as the crow flies from Gelfand Vineyards that was in need of some passion and love, they quickly jumped at the opportunity to tackle the project. The now renovated vacation rental at Dudley Vineyard has been shared with with others looking for their own private vineyard experience (https://gelfandvineyards.com/stay) while connecting with their loved ones. When it came to make the wine from the vineyard, the Burkes saw how their tastes mirrored the wines Len Gelfand had been making at Gelfand Vineyards. After some cajoling and Kory's willingness to do whatever necessary in making wine, Kory began working with Len on Dudley Vineyard wines and also with Gelfand Vineyards wines with Len's secrets to making amazing wines.
With the primary focus of continuing the winemaking process at Gelfand Vineyards, the Burke's are also focused on growing the experiential and on-site experiences that the Gelfand Vineyards Wine Club has been asking for. As local Paso Roblans they're ready to set up a unique and personalized 1:1 on-site tasting experience while also continuing the Gelfand winemaking method seen in the amazing full-bodied reds synonymous with Gelfand Vineyards.
Gelfand Vineyards focuses on producing limited quantities of the highest quality grapes available to be handcrafted into premium wines. We look forward to sharing these wines and memories with you.
What makes Paso Robles unique is the amazing fluctuation of temperatures every day during the growing season. During the growing season you can wake up to 50 degrees and by afternoon it'll be 90-100 degrees out. This diurnal shift lends itself to amazing red wines only seen in the greatest wine regions of the world. Our land produces the cornerstone grapes in California with a focus on red varietals seen in both Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley.
What makes Gelfand Vineyards unique is the intimate on-site experience with the winemaker and owner, Kory, the beautiful views from multiple tasting areas on property (including the 270 degree view of the Central Coast when available!), and our goal to make your visit to Gelfand your most memorable vineyard and winery experience with views that will live in your memories for years to come. With us we'll tailor our tasting experience to you.
We focus on red varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Malbec, Sangiovese and Tempranillo. We create award-winning unique blends and single varietal wines. From our Lajur (translating to "Impossible Dream") to our SFR (also known as Sh*t-faced Red thanks to our Club Members who create this amazing blend every year that will sneak up on you if you're not careful) to our single varietals, we believe in producing wines that pair with everything and are drinkable today but age-worthy too.