Red Cedar Vineyards
Clayhouse and Adobe wines are distinctively of a place, and that place is Red Cedar Vineyard.
The Clayhouse estate Red Cedar Vineyard is located 15 miles east of Paso Robles, entirely within the Paso Robles AVA. Sections of the vineyard are within two of the recently approved sub-AVAs: San Juan Creek and Paso Robles Estrella District.
The rolling benchland (above the Estrella River) and terraced vineyard plantings at Red Cedar range from 500 to 800 feet above sea level. The vineyard is certified sustainably-farmed by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance:
The unoccupied Adobe home, built in the 1840s, and featured on the Adobe and Clayhouse wine labels, is located at the vineyard.
More than 600 owl boxes (for vertebrate pest control) stand on tall poles and in oak trees, throughout Red Cedar Vineyard. These owl box sentinel-landmarks dot the landscape among the vines.
All Adobe, Clayhouse Vineyard, and Clayhouse Estate wines are produced from the grapes grown on Red Cedar Vineyard. Winemaker Blake Kuhn and vineyard manager Ben Mello work together closely to select, and appropriately farm, specific varietal blocks for each of our wines.
Red Cedar Vineyard is the source of, and inspiration for, all Clayhouse wines.