Practically 1,800 toes above sea degree, the alfresco tasting expertise permits friends to picnic, sip kukkula’s dry-farmed property wines and take within the breathtaking views of Paso Robles wine nation and the Santa Lucia Mountains.
June 19, 2023 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – kukkula, the organically dry-farmed vineyard in Paso Robles’ Westside, is now providing friends a really distinctive alfresco wine tasting expertise with the opening of its new hilltop Picnic Vista.
Tucked away excessive above the vineyard and tasting room at almost 1,800 toes above sea degree, the Picnic Vista is shaded by towering historical oak bushes and boasts panoramic views of kukkula’s property vineyard, the peaks and valleys of Paso Robles’ Adelaida District AVA, and the chaparral-blanketed Santa Lucia Mountains.
Reservations are formally open and obtainable Thursday via Monday 11:30am to 2pm. The ninety-minute Picnic Vista expertise contains bottle supply to one in every of 4 upscale picnic tables. Every desk reservation is $50 for non-member teams as much as six, with a two-bottle minimal per desk. Company are inspired to convey their very own charcuterie or picnic lunch.
Since opening in 2006, Proprietor and Winemaker Kevin Jussila, and his spouse Paula, have shared their property wines inside their sustainable modern-meets-minimalist tasting room. The brand new Picnic Vista now permits them to moreover share the beautiful views of their 80-acre property.
“We have now all the time wished friends to expertise these awe-inspiring views. In any case, the elevation and the views are what drew us to this property,” says Kevin Jussila. “kukkula really means ‘excessive place’ or ‘hill’ in Finnish, which is my first language. It’s becoming we now have a visitor expertise that basically syncs with our Finnish namesake.”
Many of the wine names in kukkula’s portfolio are a celebration of Jussila’s Finnish roots. Jussila’s dad and mom emigrated from Finland.
Kevin and Paula moved to Paso’s Adelaida District AVA in 2004 and commenced planting their natural dry-farmed property winery and constructing their vineyard – stone by stone.
In 17 years, kukkula has earned dozens of awards and persistently excessive scores from critics. Among the many accolades, Wine + Spirits Journal named kukkula’s Aatto, a top-100 wine on the planet in 2018, Wine Spectator honored the vineyard’s trendy and sustainable structure, and in 2020, kukkula gained wine of the yr at Finland’s largest annual wine competitors.
We’re a family-owned, dry-farmed property vineyard within the Adelaida District AVA of Paso Robles, California. The title kukkula means “the hill,” or “excessive place,” in Finnish, which is the primary language of Proprietor and Winemaker, Kevin Jussila. We consider many of the arduous work is finished in our property winery. We adhere to this ethos by farming organically and with out irrigation, which permits us to craft wines with intense aromatics, flavors, coloration and that actually specific the property’s terroir. With little or no intervention, we enable the grapes to turn into wine. www.kukkulawine.com.