Koehler Winery is situated on a 100 acre estate that is planted with 67 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, Grenache, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Viognier. In addition to this estate fruit, the winery also sources grapes for several other wines.
Kory Koehler purchased the vineyards in 1997, and soon began constructing her winery and tasting room. The previous owners had sold all of the grapes to other local producers. Koehler immediately hired esteemed vineyard manager, Felipe Hernandez, to care for the vines.
Chris Stanton has been the winemaker at Koehler Winery since 2005. He has a degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis, and previously worked for Meridian in Paso Robles, St Clement in St Helena, Guenoc Winery in Lake County, and Mayo Family Winery in Sonoma.
Stanton produces a wide selection of wines, but Cabernet Sauvignon is his flagship. He also makes an excellent Pinot Noir with grapes from the Santa Rita Hills, and a blend of Sangiovese, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon called “Magia Nera.”