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Inaugural Nikkei Wine Summit 2024

Ethan and his wife Karen Mikuni are excited about pouring at the inaugural Nikkei Wine Summit 2024 – “American Wine with Japanese Soul” –  which focuses on Japanese-American wine producers.  It will be in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo on Saturday, June 29 starting at 12:30pm at the Toshizo Watanabe Culinary Cultural Center.  It is the first of its kind, and we look forward to attending both the interesting seminars by leaders in the field, starting at 12:30, and pouring our Etnyre Quin’s Vineyard 2020 Pinot Noir and Syrah (and a little surprise) at the Grand Tasting which is 5:30-7:30pm. Tickets and details are available at jaccc.org. Hope to see you there!

“A Secret Monopole for Cool Climate Pinot Noir and Syrah: Etnyre Wines Vertical Tasting, Quin’s Vineyard”

Ethan was honored to pour for Austin Beeman, veteran wine expert, educator and recognized international wine blogger.  Quin’s Vineyard Pinot Noir and Syrah from 2020, 2021, 2015 Pinot, 2014 Syrah, and then 2005 (yes, 2005) Pinot and Syrah were tasted.  Watch here for intriguing insights and 19 year old wine revelations from Ethan and Austin!

Garagiste is coming to L.A.!

One of our favorite events is coming up on June 22 – the Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, in Glendale, CA.  We will be pouring at the Rare & Reserve Early Access from 1:00, then the Grand Tasting at 2:00 until 5pm.  Looking forward to featuring the Quin’s Vineyard 2020 Syrah and 2020 Pinot Noir, a sneak peak at the 2021 Syrah and Pinot, and how about a little 2016 Syrah and 2018 Pinot Noir at the Rare & Reserve? Hope to see you all there!

The 2020 Vintage has arrived

Super excited to release the 2020 Quin’s Vineyard Pinot Noir and Syrah, our sixteenth vintage.  The Pinot demonstrates candied violets and roasted rhubarb on the nose, following with plums in the mid palate and finishing with long beautiful tannins.  The Syrah shows ripe black cherry and blackberry notes following through the mid palate to nuances of French oak on the finish.  Both wines are elegant, balanced, and ready to pair with your holiday meals.  Released on November 29, 2023.  Now shipping to most of these United States.  Get yours now!

Join us in Paso Robles for the 12th Annual Garagiste Festival

03312023It’s the original!  Join us on Friday, November 10th at the Rare & Reserve Tasting.  We’ll be pouring the 2007 Quin’s Vineyard Pinot Noir (yes, the 2007), bottled in cork and in screw cap, just for fun.  Also, how about the 2016 Syrah?  Sure!  The next day, on November 11th, we’ll be pouring our upcoming vintage, 2020 Quin’s Vineyard Syrah and Pinot Noir.  Once again, this tasting benefits the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo viticulture program.  Hope to meet you and see you there!

It’s the 8th Annual Garagiste Festival in Glendale, CA

Excited to be back at the Garagiste Festival at the historic Glendale Civic Auditorium on Saturday, June 17, 2023. This event is all about the small producer with every winemaker crafting under 1500 cases per year. It also benefits the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo Wine and Viticulture Department – one of our faves! Ethan will be pouring Syrah and Pinot Noir. Thinking about what vertical to bring this time.  Hope to see you there.

Come join us at the LAWineFest in Long Beach, CA


We are looking forward to our first pouring at the 18th Annual LAWineFest on Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, June 4, 2023. It will be at the Harry Bridges Memorial Park in Long Beach, California and is benefiting the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club. Look for us in the VIP Garden with other special, small producers. Bring your hats and sunscreen!


Please the Palate Wine of the Week:  Etnyre Wines!

2018 Etnyre Quin’s Vineyard Syrah was named Please the Palate Wine of the Week in January 2023.  Allison Levine interviewed Ethan and detailed our story and tasting notes. 

The 2018 Syrah has a pretty perfumed nose with notes of violets, cherry, blackberry, pomegranate, and a touch of menthol.  On the palate, the wine is medium bodied.  The acidity and tannins are balanced, leaving a mouthwatering finish.”

Harvest 2022 is in the bag


Etnyre Quin’s Vineyard Syrah and Pinot Noir 2022 harvest is showing such promise already. The Pinot was harvested on September 16th and is in the barrels. The Syrah hung on the vines for a personal best of November 1st and is now bubbling happily in the fermenters.


Etnyre Wines is now shipping to 40+ states!

Our online store has expanded for shipping to 40 states. Check it out! Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Harvest is just around the corner


Fall brings with it the excitement of the coming harvest. Our fruit has never looked better, with even spacing and excellent progression of ripening. This may be our earliest harvest for Pinot Noir yet with lots of warm weather on the Central Coast. We are ready!

Garagiste Wine Festival: 7th Annual Urban Exposure – July 22 & 23rd                  

Join Etnyre Wines at the 2022 Garagiste Festival July 22 and 23, at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.  We are please to join this nationally acclaimed wine festival for the second time in Glendale.  On the evening of July 22, we will participate in the Rare and Reserve evening tasting from 6:30-9PM.  We have selected the 2016 Etnyre Quin’s Vineyard Syrah as well as a vertical tasting of Etnyre Quin’s Vineyard Pinot Noir (2012, 2013, and 2014).  For the main event on July 23rd, we will be pouring our current release Etnyre Pinot Noir and Syrah. 



The new SLO Coast AVA is born

The San Luis Obispo Coast AVA was approved on March 9, as a new appellation that stretches approximately 60 miles x 15 miles along the Central Coast of California.  It includes the northern border of SLO County near Big Sur down to the northern boundary of Santa Barbara County. Etnyre Wines is now proudly included in the SLO Coast AVA.  It is a fitting tribute to the distinct wines and flavor profiles of this cool climate region.  Congratulations to all who made this happen!


Etnyre Wines is at Saints Barrel in San Luis Obispo

Voted the Best Wine Bar in SLO 2022, we are pleased to announce Etnyre Wines is the featured Syrah in Saints Barrel’s Locals’ Flight.  Head on in soon to see why Saints Barrel is soon to be your new favorite stop at 1021 Higuera Street in Downtown SLO.


Fantastic reviews from respected wine critic Jeb Dunnuck

92 – 2020 Pinot Noir Quin’s Vineyard“The light ruby-hued 2020 Pinot Noir Quin’s Vineyard comes from a vineyard outside of San Luis Obispo and has a great Burgundian bouquet of spiced cherry and strawberry fruits, notes of forest floor, iron, and salted meat, medium-bodied richness, a supple, elegant texture, and a great finish. It has moderate acidity and plenty of up-front appeal, so plan on drinking bottles over the coming 3-5 years or so.”

91 – 2020 Syrah Quin’s Vineyard“The 2020 Syrah Quin’s Vineyard (98% Syrah and 2% Torrontés) is also impressive, with cool climate notes of red berries, conifer, sappy green herbs, and pepper. Medium-bodied, supple, and elegant on the palate, drink this balanced, cool climate-inspired Syrah over the coming 4-6 years or so.”