Barrel 27 produces rich earthy wines focusing on Rhone varietals from a number of Central Coast vineyards. The wines are big, balanced and have lots of personality.
Two partners make up the Barrel 27 team.
McPrice (Mac) Myers - Mac got into food and wine during his early twenties via his friends and coworkers at Trader Joe’s in Southern California. He soon began taking trips up to the Central Coast to just to taste, but quickly found himself volunteering his time on his days off to help out at a number of wineries. After learning the process for a few years and spending more and more time on the Central Coast, Mac was ready to start making wine for himself.
Russell From - Russell got his start in wine while attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Agriculture program. Intending to become a farm equipment magnate, Russell began working at wineries mostly because they were hiring, but it wasn’t long before he ‘got the bug’ and began a serious study of winemaking. It wouldn’t be long before he met Mac Myers, and after several discussions, appropriate amounts of wine, and a punch-up or two, Barrel 27 was born to the words “Each bottle of this wine represents a dream realized by two friends”. And so it is.
Both Mac and Russell have their own, independent labels as well, Mac’s McPrice Myers Wine Company, and Russell’s Herman Story Wines (named for Russ’s Grandfather). Both wineries are committed to producing Rhone varietal wines, focusing on Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and Roussanne.
The tasting room is just off of Highway 41/46 a mile east of Paso Robles.