Rancho Guejito Vineyard grows its wine grapes in the fine soils and climates of one of the last remaining Mexican land-grants of Old California. The vast expanse of the property allows for diverse growing climates and terrains. Currently, we have over 25 square acres of harvestable vines located at Rockwood Ranch and further up within the ranch's 23,000 acre expanse. We are planting new varietals every year as new growing sites are carefully selected by our master winemaker, Chris Broomell.
Our wine is made off-site in Escondido and is made entirely from grapes grown on the ranch. The only exceptions are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which are currently being planted.
Our Current Varietals
Cabernet Sauvignon, Mouvedre, Malbec, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Sangiovese, Syrah, Torrontes, Marsanne, Trebbiano Toscano, Picpoul Blanc, Malvasia Bianca, Petite Manseng, Cinsaut, Viognier, Terret Noir, Clairette Blanc, and more outstanding blended varieties.
With vast amounts of open land gaining elevation in excess of 4,000 ft. and natural water sources throughout the 36 sq. mi. of land, there is no shortage of inspiration for our winemaker's growing plans. We are expanding our vineyard acreage every year as our new varietals are ready to be planted.
Established in the late 1800's, Rockwood Ranch boasts fertile soil and natural water sources perfect for the groves and vineyard. Rockwood Ranch became a part of Rancho Guejito in the 2000's and is the location for our tasting room. The original farmhouse has been maticulously restored and is now used as our offices.