The Gary Eberle Story
Owner and Econologist, Eberle Winery in Paso Robles, California
I've been a winemaker for as long as I can remember. For me, it’s important to do something I love so much that I feel retired. Starting Eberle Winery in 1983 with little capital, and building it over the years to be one of the highest award-winning wineries in the United States, is definitely rewarding.My pioneering spirit didn’t stop there. I co-founded the Paso Robles Appellation to promote our unique wine region on a national and international basis. The distinct microclimates and diverse soils, combined with warm days and cool nights, are some of the best growing conditions for producing premium wines.
When it comes to community, I am most proud of starting the Paso Robles Rotary Winemakers’ BBQ Cook-Off, a fundraiser where 30 wineries serve gourmet food straight off the grill and pair it with some of their best wines. Proceeds from this event fund college scholarships at Paso Robles High School. Some of my favorite moments in life have been swimming in the lake during the evening when all is quiet.
My bank of choice is Heritage Oaks Bank because they work hard to create, build, and nurture their relationships with their clients, just as we do at Eberle Winery. They provide excellent service, which is really what it’s all about.
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