You first may see the Native American tipi as you head up the side of the hill to Wild Coyote Winery. Named after a family of coyotes found on the property you soon discover you are entering a very special place.
Deep back along Adelaida Road, on a 40-acre terraced hillside vineyard, is the unique experience of Wild Coyote Estate. The architect, sculpture, and now winemaker has created a spiritual hideaway with spectacular views, an adobe-style tasting room, and a peaceful enchanting ambiance. There are owner- sculpted creations on the property, an eclectic art collection, beautifully carved and decorated doors, lovely patios, and authentic Native American artifacts. A secluded picnic area looks out over a pond. The interior of the small, cozy tasting room is a stylish and artist gem with a tiled floor, a timbered ceiling, and a one of a kind metal and wood tasting bar. There is a fireplace in the corner and artifacts on the walls. Plus there is plenty of good red wine.
With the estate vineyard at 1800 foot elevation and 20 miles from the ocean, hot days are contrasted with coastal breezes cooling the vineyards in the evenings. This is perfect for the Zinfandel, Syrah and Merlot grown on the property. Wines from these grapes are produced in small lots with some filling less than 100 cases, and most less than 400 cases. A Zinfandel port is also made along with a Syrah Rose and a meritage.