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Derby Wine Estates

525 Riverside Avenue

Open: Year-round

Ray and Pam Derby moved to the Central Coast area in the early 1990's with the intention of retiring. In 1998, they purchased their first vineyard property, now known as Derbyshire Vineyard and their thoughts of retirement were replaced by the inspiration of being a part of the wine world. In the years following, Ray next acquired the historic Laura's Vineyard (in east Paso) and then the Westside property, now called the Derby Vineyard. Needless to say, their plans of retirement never came to fruition.

After experiencing nearly a decade as a grape grower, the potential strengths of each property became apparent and in 2008, Ray and Pam launched Derby Wine Estates. They are extremely selective in terms of what goes into the bottle under the Derby label. The commitment to the land is appreciable, with only 20 hand-selected acres being used to provide fruit for their own brand. Grapes from the remainder (some 90%of their total acreage) are sold to some of the finest wine producers in California.


Mr Smitherz

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Some of the best wines in the area backed by great employees. Very knowledgeable staff. Live music most Friday nights during the summer. Very nice.

Robert Lopicolo

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Shaun our server and guide was excellent, very knowledgeable about the wine, winery, and local area history. We enjoyed our time at the Derby Wine Estates and purchased 3 different reds and our next trip we will bring some of our friends to enjoy the same. R. LoPicolo

James Brady

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Enjoyed an evening on the patio listening to Tennessee Jimmy sing & play with "Bob" on the steel guitar. The wine was tasty as was the vibe.

Lydia Francis

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Historical building. Lovely blends. Welcoming friendly people.

Queen Tonia

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Great wine. Amazing staff.

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