"But it’s the new wineries, or newly revitalized ones, that have really caught my eye: outstanding among them are Jada . . ."
-Steve Heimoff, West Coast editor of "Wine Enthusiast Magazine"
Jada Vineyard & Winery
Jada Vineyard & Winery is an award-winning producer of Rhone & Bordeaux-style wines in Paso Robles, CA with a focus on all-estate, small lot winemaking.
A Brief History
In 1999, the Messina family purchased 90 acres of hillside land on the west-side of Paso Robles in an area known as the Templeton Gap/Willowcreek District along the Santa Lucia Highlands.
Initially barley, 11 varietals & 19 clones now comprise 65 acres of estate vineyard at Jada.
In 2005, the first Jada wines (1400 cases) were produced at neighboring Denner Vineyards.
In 2008, construction on a 9600 square foot, gravity-flow production facility and winery was completed.
Within one year of opening the tasting room (April 2009), Jada’s wine club had grown to over 1,000 members and our Jersey Girl Syrah took home the coveted Chairman's Class Award at the Long Beach Grand Cru.
Jada now produces 3,000 cases of award-winning, all-estate Rhone & Bordeaux-style wines and over 2,000 members are actively enrolled in the wine club program.
Jack & Robyn Messina
Previous winemaking positions:
Paraduxx, Lewis Cellars, Landy Family Vineyards, & Charles Krug
Jada Vineyard lies in an incredible pocket in the hills of the Santa Lucia Coastal Range on the west side of Paso Robles. A low spot (1700 ft) in the range directly west of the vineyard funnels cool coastal air from the Pacific Ocean through the corridor commonly referred to as the Templeton Gap. Blessed with abundant sunshine throughout the growing season, the maritime influence moderates the heat and provides incredibly cool evenings. As a result, harvest generally occurs near the end of October and the beginning of November. This long maturation process allows for superb development of color & intensity in character while maintaining acidity.