Baileyana-Tangent-True Myth


Website

www.nivenfamilywines.com

Email

tastingroom@nivenfamilywines.com

Hours

Mon-Sun 10am-5pm (last tasting starts @ 4:45pm)

Tasting Fee

$15 for a flight of five wines - waived with a two bottle purchase. $16.50 non-refundable fee for groups of 8 or more . Call for details on our Collector's Flight - a seated reserve tasting for up to 8 people.

Contact Info

805-269-8200 ph
805-269-8201 fx

 

Address

5828 Orcutt Road
San Luis Obispo , CA 93401
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Rob Takigawa, Director of Winemaking

Rob Takigawa has worked for us for 19 years starting as our Tank Room Manager working up to be the Assistant winemaker, then Winemaker, and now Director of Winemaking. This year will bring his 20th vintage of working with fruit from our estate Paragon Vineyard. You name it, he has seen it with each vintage furthering his knowledge of the nuances of the Edna Valley. Fruit from our Paragon Vineyard is no doubt unique and quite different from most of California’s growing regions. Rob and his team capture this in showcasing the dynamic styles of wines displayed over the numerous varietals grown on our estate. A native of the Central Coast, Rob is a graduate of Cal Poly with a Soil Science Degree. After first understanding the science side of wine, Rob was inspired to get his hands dirty and ventured into the in winemaking side in 1997. From there he has never looked back. When not making wine he enjoys surfing, traveling with his family, and coaching his children’s sports teams.

Scott Williams, Director of Winegrowing

Scott Williams has been farming the Niven Family’s Paragon Vineyard for over a decade. He is a cool climate expert who knows San Luis Obispo County viticulture like the back of his hand. Ask him what the average rainfall or highest temperature day was back in 2006 and he’ll probably know the answer. Growing grapes in the coolest AVA in California is no easy task and demands patience and foresight. He has an intuitive pulse on the property that guides his caretaking of the vineyard. His deep knowledge and connection to our estate is inspiring. Working outside amongst Mother Nature’s beauty is a perfect fit for this avid outdoorsman – when he’s not nurturing the vines that produce grapes for the Niven family’s wines, you might find him mountain biking on one of SLO’s many trails, training for a rock climbing trip up El Capitan, or at the beach surfing.