Traditional list: $8.00, Reserve list $12.00. Tasting fee waved with one bottle purchase.
5828 Orcutt Road
San Luis Obispo , CA 93401
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Christian Roguenant is a career winemaker, with almost 30 years experience. A native of France, Christian studied enology and winemaking at the University of Dijon. He has made wine all over the world; in Burgundy, Champagne, Mendoza, Marlborough, the Northern Rhône, the Loire and Rhine Valleys, and even in South Korea where he made the official sparkling wine for the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics.
He came to the South Central Coast in 1986 as winemaker for Maison Deutz, and in 1999 the Niven family hired Christian to make their Baileyana wines. He has formed long-term friendships and relationships with other winemakers and growers in the area, and has made the Edna Valley his long-term home. He has had winemaking experiences with each of the four vineyards that make up the Architects blend.
Christian’s singular passion has always been Pinot Noir. He has made it on three different continents, and worked with dozens of vineyards here on the South Central Coast. The CADRE project allows him to combine his love for the varietal with his knowledge of the region, and to realize the vision of blending fruit from these four historic vineyards into one unique wine.