Still Waters Vineyards originally developed as a dream of Paul and Patty Hoover to own a small one-acre vineyard. Their small dream grew into a large reality of about 60 acres producing ten varieties of premium central coast grapes. The tasting room, picnic areas and gardens are a lovely place to visit.
The wine making process here at Still Waters is a year-round art with a commitment to the vines. Soils rich in limestone and shale balanced with loams and clay provide good drainage and proper nutrients for growing grape vines. The ranch is located on hills that slope gently from the north to the south, giving the vines the perfect exposure to the summer sun as it rises and sets in the El Pomar district.
Once in the winery, the winemaking process is centered on very small 100-gallon open top fermentors using gravity and Mother Nature to move and rack the wine.
Also located on the vineyard is a 100 year-old olive orchard that yields a mixture of Mission, Sevillano and Ascolano olives, pressed using an Italian mill that combines the best of traditional and modern methods.