Kiler Canyon Vineyard
Kiler Canyon Vineyard sits atop a thousand-foot hill in the Willow Creek AVA of Paso Robles and boasts breath-taking views. Before ONX purchased the estate in 2017, Kiler had a reputation for growing high caliber grapes including some of the best Syrah in the county. Original owner Don Hofer sold fruit to local wineries including Terry Hogue, Cypher, Daou, Linne Calodo and Booker.
Several vintages ago our winemaker, Jeff, was introduced to Hofer and purchased some of his coveted Syrah. They fell in love with the place and the grapes. While the ONX Estate in Templeton consists of low, flat hills and clay-based soil, Kiler sits atop a large hill and has soil marked by limestone and chalk.
The winemakers are excited to incorporate the fruit into the ONX portfolio and deliver even more interesting and complex wines.
In the meantime we’re hard at work planning a tasting room and winery for the property. Don’t worry, we plan to keep operating the Tasting Room in Tin City and the ONX Estate Vineyard in Templeton once the buildings at Kiler are complete.