A New Vineyard

This past summer we were fortunate to acquire an esteemed estate in the Willow Creek AVA in Paso Robles. The property produces premium fruit and boasts breath taking views. Originally purchased and planted by Don Hofer in the late 1990’s, Kiler Canyon Vineyard has a reputation for high caliber grapes and some of the best Syrah in the county. The 50-acre estate is planted with 25 acres of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Tempranillo and Viognier. Several vintages ago the ONX winemakers were introduced to Hofer and purchased some of his coveted Syrah. They fell in love with the place and the grapes. The addition of Kiler will broaden the ONX portfolio and bring variety to our blends. While Briarwood consists of low, flat hills and clay-based soil, Kiler sits atop a 1,000 foot hill and has soil marked by limestone and chalk. Future plans include replanting some of the older vines and building a tasting room and winery. We look forward to continuing the legacy of high quality grapes at Kiler Canyon Vineyard.