WINERY PARTNER: Sculpterra winery
Sculpterra Winery & Vineyards is a unique destination for wine, art, and history
aficionados. Sculpterra features amazing wines, fine art, and a sculpture
garden that greet guests for a memorable wine tasting experience. Beautiful
art murals and a series of massive iron-work panels showcasing the fascinating
history of Paso Robles add to this experience.
Dr. Warren Frankel with his wife Kathy and their three children, moved to
Paso Robles from the San Fernando Valley in 1979, hoping for a simpler life.
Initially, Dr. Frankel planted pistachios on the ranch, followed by the planting of 20 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. After the initial success with both plantings, Dr. Frankel expanded the vineyard operation in 1997, planting the vineyard with other varietals. For the first ten years or so, the Frankel family did not make any wine and simply sold their fruit to other amazing wineries in the region. It was Dr. Frankel's dream that his son Paul would someday have the desire to make wine and together they could open a winery and tasting room of their own. In 2006, they broke ground for the tasting room and it opened for business in October of 2007.
Winemaker, Paul Frankel, has created a premium portfolio of wines from the original old vine Cabernet Sauvignon to the small, quality estate lots of Pinot Noir, Viognier and more. Paul grew up on the 265-acre ranch and from an early age, he showed an interest in the land, science, earth, soil and farming, which shows through in the quality of his wines today. Paul graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor's Degree in Viticulture and Enology. His primary area of study was grape growing, vineyard canopy management and microbiology. He goal was to take over and manage the family vineyard but that all changed in 2008 when he "took a crack at making wine and was instantly hooked!" At 22 years old, he became the youngest winemaker in Paso Robles!
Thank you Dr. Frankel and Paul for your support of the PRAHS Museum. Your appreciation of place, history, and art, combined with outstanding hand-crafted wines, makes Sculpterra Winery a must-see for anyone visiting the Central Coast.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Sculpterra wines are donated to "His Healing Hands," a medical missionary nonprofit organization that sends teams of physicians to treat impoverished people in need.