French Camp Vineyards
is a vineyard in Paso Robles California
, U.S.A. which is in the Paso Robles AVA
Originally, the French Camp land was part of the San Juan Ranch. Over time, The San Juan Ranch was split into a number of parcels including the French Camp area, which became a part of the Camatta Ranch. The Miller family purchased The Camatta Ranch property in 1968, believing that it could be developed to various crops including wine grapes. They leased parts of it out for a few years while they gathered information as to climate, soils, and water for irrigation
. Initially, were planted to wine grapes in 1973.
The French Camp operation is a team effort among the people who have grown the grapes, those that have managed its business affairs, those that have sold the production (whether it was grapes or cuttings), and those that have done strategic planning for future growth. These team members include Hank Ashby, Vineyard Manager, Debbie Strange, the Office Manager, James Ontiveros, grape salesman, members of the Miller family, who own French Camp Vineyards, and Chon.
Working together, this group has grown French Camp to over .
In cooperation with the University of Arkansas
, Dr. Justin Morris (Director of Food Science & Engineering at U of A), and OXBO International, Hank Ashby, Vineyard Manager for French Camp Vineyards has adopted a new method for producing a better balanced and consistent crop.
The Morris-Oldridge canopy... Read More