This west side Paso Robles vineyard was planted in 1965 by renowned Central Coast grower Richard Sauret. Richard is a wine growing legend in Paso Robles having picked his first grapes at the age of seven, and then at the age of 17, convincing his father to replace the family’s almond trees with Zinfandel vines. Richard’s commitment to the Zinfandel grape, dry farming, and for allowing the land to express its true nature have made him a Paso Robles legend.
Saint Marie Vineyard has since become one of the region’s landmark old vine zinfandel vineyards, producing numerous renowned wines over the years. Grapes from this vineyard were purchased by Kent Rosenblum who produced a vineyard designated wine that was selected by “Wine Spectator” magazine for inclusion on its list of “The Top 100 Wines in the World” in 2003. The 2002 vintage was selected as #41 on the 2004 list and the 2003 vintage was selected as #30 on the 2005 list. It was also selected for Wine Enthusiast magazine “Best 100 Wines of 2003”.