Hearthstone Vineyard
5070 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles CA
Located in the heart of historic Adelaida, just west of Paso Robles in a unique Central Coast appellation, the Hearthstone site was chosen for its dynamic weather conditions and hilly topography with a solid limestone bedrock, clay soil and hard water.
Owner Hoy Buell and winemaker Paul Ayers apply natural farming methods and modest inputs to derive varied flavors from selected clones of Zinfandel, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Brunello, Viognier, and Roussanne. Various practices are utilized to maintain a “sustainable” Vineyard. The goal of sustainable production is to "reduce environmental degradation, maintain agricultural productivity, promote economic viability, conserve resources and energy, and maintain stable communities and quality of life”. Through stewardship Hoy has created a magnificent natural habitat allowing the vines to adapt to the climate and soils. By using minimalistic natural practices unique and specific to this land the vines have produced lower yields and higher quality fruit each year.