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Clos Pepe Vineyard

4777 East Highway 246

Open: Year Round


Clos Pepe Vineyard was purchased by Steve and Cathy Pepe in 1994 as a horse ranch, and established the 9th vineyard in what would become the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Specializing in cool-climate, small production, craft-based Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Clos Pepe is now recognized as a leader in local and national wine culture, wine education and providing fruit to some of the best winemakers in California.

The Italians say, 'Il vino e' la Poesia della Terra.'  Wine is the poetry of the earth.  There is nothing that can obfuscate Pinot Noir's ability to speak of a time and place.  Of every plant on earth, Pinot Noir is unique in its ability to show every angle of a vintage, every silt particle in the soil, and every drop of morning dew that wet its leaves. Tea, coffee, white truffles these can tell a story and confound us with their deliciousness, but the uncontested Queen of Natural Complexity must be Pinot Noir. We anticipate each vintage with a proper mix of anxiety and hope, knowing Mother Nature and the Sta. Rita Hills have a plan that will allow time and effort to fill a glass. 

This page is intended for those 21 years of age or older.  Please enjoy Clos Pepe Estate wines responsibly.  


Nancy Jordheim

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
This was the most amazing educational and vinticultural experience ever. The sustainability process, the commitment to wine, people, experiences, bonds of friendship only start to explain the joy of the short and outstanding time spent at this drop dead beautiful location that focused on great wine. They are non-pretentious, well spoken, knowledgeable and completely engaging. And the wine...fantastic. Everyone and everything else paled in comparison. NJ

Brock Taylor

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016
Just to start, Andrew gave an excellent informative tours about very minute details of vineyard management. What a great guy! They better give this guy a raise as he was superb! They gave us some nice snacks as well and he took great care of my dog. I love they use minimal pesticides and are environment friendly with the vineyard mgmt. However, the wines were not that great which is what i come to a winery first and foremost for... Not the view, not a cute building, not the tour, .. the wine. Rose was thin and uninspiring, stainless chard was ok but way overpriced and the rest of the wines were priced as well way beyond the quality of the juice. Even the $60 pinot noir was very underwhelming. I know my pinot having been thru the gamut up in willamette valley which makes some excellent expressions. Wondering if the change in management of the vineyard has something to do with this as i am quite puzzled why this gets so many 5 stars? Tour - 5+ stars, wine - 2.5 stars.

Jorge Guzman

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Maria Vega

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Ryan Quinlivan

Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

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