Frisco Cellars Winery
Frisco Cellars at the Kokopelli Vineyard, Paso Robles

About Us

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Wonderfully situated in Paso Robles, we are a small winery dedicated to crafting wines that are wonderfully rich with complexity, intense with expression, and unique of character. We produce ultra-limited quantities and so each wine is genuinely hand crafted. We focus upon Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah varietals and wine blends. We invite you to enjoy our delicious and delicately balanced wines.

 

 

 

 

 

A year later, after studying abroad in Italy and having lived part of the summer in Medjugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina, he returned home to California, and now quite motivated to make his first wine. Patrick remarked, "I laugh, thinking about my first 'vintage.' That was back when I knew little about how wine was made—and knew nothing of its chemistry then—but I was fascinated by it and intrigued by its mysterious transformation." He began with some table grapes he found in the refrigerator, placed them in a pot and crushed them with a potato masher. A few days later—wine! "It really wasn't so good, and it was only a few glasses worth, but I did it, I made wine!"

"I still marvel at its wonder and revel in its artistry. Each wine is truly a fascinating story."

His enthusiasm for winemaking has driven his passion for making extraordinary wines. That passion, now coupled with an enological knowledge has guided him in producing the award-winning wines that Frisco Cellars has become renowned. Patrick has also assisted at other wineries in Paso Robles and has had the wonderful opportunity to work alongside other Central Coast winemakers.

Patrick is proud of his connecton to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; he's a Cal Poly graduate and a teacher at the university.

 

 

Patrick Frisco, Winemaker

 

 

 

 

The Winemaker
Patrick Frisco

Patrick Frisco began making wine over a decade ago. As a native to California's Central Coast, he was accustomed to wineries and vineyards, yet it was a trip to Italy for the first time in 1999 and upon meeting his family in Sicily that sparked his interest in making wine. His family had a vineyard in the countryside and made wine, a practice collectively spanning several generations. "All of it, it struck me in a profound way" he related. "That wine was an expression of my family. It told a story. I saw generations pour forth from that wine, and I too, was part of that.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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