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Norman Vineyards

7450 Vineyard Drive
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-0138

Tasting:   Open 11-5 pm daily
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
  Private Picnic Area
Price Range:   $15 to $36 per bottle
Established:   1971
Vineyards:   40 acres
  25,000 cases

Norman Vineyards Description

After over 20 years of growing grapes for other wineries, Art Norman set out to construct his own winery and tasting operation producing elegant red wines with a focus on Zinfandel. 
Built in 1992, the early California style winery of Norman Vineyards is tucked right into the hillside, blending into the land and surrounding vineyards. From the parking area take the stairway up to the tasting room and garden patio. There are tables and chairs and picnic spots sprinkled about. The property is densely wooded and can provide some relief from the summer time heat.
One of the “Far Out” wineries, it frequently hosts musical events on their lovely patio. Inside is a roomy tasting area, with a tile floor, a pot bellied stove, and a heavy wood beamed ceiling. There is a deli case with cheese and other snacks and logo clothing for sale.
The winery is known for its elegant Cabernet and Meritage, Barbera, Syrah, Chardonnay, and bold Zinfandel wines. Nine different Zinfandel offerings are produced, including “The Monster”, “Old Vine”, “The Classic”, a Zinfandel Port and a White Zinfandel.
The vineyard is situated in the cool hills near the ocean. Their estate Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Barbera tend to have harvest dates beginning in late October and sometimes stretching even into December. As a result, grapes have an extraordinarily long growing season and time to develop very full flavor profiles. Some of their limited production wines are only available in the tasting room.

Norman Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Off the Beaten Path
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Tours Available
Food Available
Picnic Sites
Event Space
Gift Shop
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Norman Vineyards Reviews

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Great wine, enjoyable visit
JenniferK, Orange
Enjoyable red wines but not overly impressive when compared to Eberle, Meridian, Justin, and Opollo.

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Monster Zins
Eagle12, Schaumburg
What a nice place to visit. Nostalgic place with a beautiful Cocker Spaniel on hand to great you. Wines were good and we purchased a couple bottles of The Monster Zin and a bottle of a blend. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We even received a couple of Cougar patches for our scrapbooks. Another nice stop out on Vineyard drive.

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Not a must see
bbarnett, Thousand Oaks
A bit underwhelming. The Monster is a nice Zin. Visited mid week, was very quiet which is great, staff was friendly and well informed. Other wines were unremarkable

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Wow - better get a designated driver
adamjf, San Diego
Wow - went during the harvest festival and I don't know if they always offer the same tastings but they had three different tables of wines to try, each with about four to five tastings. I didn't try all the wines that they offered, but they were all nicely priced. My favorites were the Buzzard Tree meritage, Viognier, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. All the wines were quite good.

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