Estate Wine Story

The Fallbrook Winery 33°N Estate Wines derive their unique designation from the latitudinal coordinates that our Vineyard rest on. In essence, Fallbrook Winery is located on the 33°N parallel hence the name. All of our wines made exclusively with Estate Grown grapes receive the 33°N designation.

The idea behind the name is to embrace the excellent soil and microclimate conditions that our vineyard benefits from. Characterized by warm sunny days, cool evenings and soil composition of decomposed granite our climate and soil mimic those of the best grape growing regions in the world.

Each rootstock and corresponding varietal clone (our vines) selected for planting was based on precisely the unique climate of North Coastal San Diego County. As such, we are confident that the wines made from our vineyards compare favorably with those from the most well regarded grape growing regions in the world.

From our 33°N Sauvignon Blanc to our Bordeaux style 33°N BDX Red Blend the Fallbrook Estate Wines are a shining example of our region as well as a wonderful wine for the price.

North San Diego County is becoming a home for Italian grapes, and Fallbrook's Gracie Hill Vineyard is proving particularly hospitable. This Super Tuscan styled blend of 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 10% with Cabernet Sauvignon is bright and spicy on the nose, and shows fleshy red fruit character in the mouth, with complementary Tuscan herbs as you would expect in a wine of this type. It's perfectly blended and would slip into a blind tasting of Italian wines with ease. Very nicely done! A Platinum Award winner at the 2015 Critics Challenge International Wine

– Rich Cook (writer, critic, judge) More >