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October 15, 2021

We are very excited to announce that we are opening the Etnyre Wines tasting room!  It’s a big step for our small winery and hope you will stop by at our Grand Opening on Friday, October 22 from 5-8pm.  We are partnering with the inimitable Aaron Warren at SLO Wine and Beer Co. in San Luis Obispo – our tasting room will reside within his wonderful shop.  Aaron has an encyclopedic knowledge of fine wine and extensive experience throughout the wine world and we are grateful to be joining him.  Etnyre Wines will be available to taste by the flight or glass every day of the week at the wine bar, poured by his excellent staff.  The Grand Opening is this Friday – wine, live music and extra tasty snacks.  Tickets are still available.  We are so looking forward to seeing you and happy to share this next step in our wine adventure.  

Lots of free parking available.  SLO Wine and Beer Co. – 3536 South Higuera, Suite 250 in San Luis Obispo.  805-544-9463


 

October 13, 2021

Etnyre Wines: SAVE THE DATE!  October 22, 2021 5-8pm.  Big news.  SLO, CA (if you have to ask where that is, you are probably too far away, unfortunately).  Formal announcement with specifics coming October 15, 2021.  Don’t miss it!  Return to this page on 10/15/2021, or stay tuned to our social channels through Facebook or Instagram.

 


October 9, 2021

Excited to announce that Etnyre Wines will be pouring current release and library wines at the 10th Anniversary Garagiste Festival in Paso Robles. This is our third Garagiste event and it is always a ton of fun – lots of fellow small wineries and aficionados.  Buy your tickets now for a fun day or two of tasting.  November 12 and 13th, 2021 in Paso Robles.

 

 

 

 


October 31, 2019

Influential wine critic Jeb Dunnuck always has somethin’ nice to say about Etnyre Wines:

“Coming from San Luis Obispo County, and brought up in second-and third-fill barrels, the 2017 Pinot Noir Quin’s Vineyard reveals a translucent ruby color as well as notes of bright cherries, underbrush, forest floor, and sappy flowers.  It has a beautiful purity of fruit, no hard edges, nicely integrated
acidity, and a great finish.  Drink it over the coming 7-8 years.”   

 

 

 

 

“The smaller production Syrah is the 2017 Syrah Quin’s Vineyard, which includes a splash of Torrontes and was brought up in second- and third-fill barrels.  It’s a more concentrated, dense wine than the base effort and offers vivid blackberry, ground pepper, bacon fat, violets and bay leaf aromas and flavors.  Medium – to full-bodied, concentrated, and balanced, it will be better with a year in bottle, and keep for at least 7-8 years.”

 

 

 

 

“The 2016 Syrah Quin’s Vineyard (there’s a splash of Torrontes) offers a brilliant bouquet of blackberries, diced red plums ground herbs, pepper, and hints of bacon fat.  Elegant, medium to full-bodied, pure and polished, it’s a smoking value.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Another brilliant wine from this estate is the 2015 Pinot Noir Quin’s Vineyard, which saw a small amount of whole clusters and aging in second-a nd third-fill barrels.  Offering Burgundian notes of forest floor, sour cherries, underbrush, and rose petal, this beauty hits the palate with an ethereal, seamless texture, integrated acidity, and moderate tannins.  I finished my note with ‘buy this wine.'”

 

 

 

 

 

“The 2014 Syrah Quin’s Vineyard is 98% Syrah and 2% Torrontes (this is a white Argentine grape variety) that spent 18 months in used barrels.  It offers outstanding notes of black raspberries, cassis, olives, and hints of bacon fat as well as a juicy, fresh, old-school style on the palate.  This beauty is reminiscent of a top Saint Joseph and will be loved by Northern Rhone lovers.  It should keep upwards of a decade.

 

 

 


April 27, 2015

The Sunset International Wine Competition in 2015 was very large and brought in wineries from all over the world.

 

The 2012 Etnyre Syrah earned one of four gold medals out of more than 100 Syrahs submitted.  Etnyre 2012 Quin’s Vineyard Syrah (San Luis Obispo County; $36) – complex cedar, sage, leather and graphite notes join juicy blueberries and wild raspberries in this expressive wine, which finishes crisp and long.”

 

 

 

 

 

We were also thrilled that the 2012 Etnyre Quin’s Vineyard Pinot Noir received a Silver Medal, its first award ever.