18 Jul The Booker Brothers legacy in Paso
After a beautiful drive North from San Luis Obispo, we made it to Paso Robles in time to do one last tasting. My friends at Khoury’s Fine Wine in Vegas had recommended Booker. There website is stunning with gorgeous black and white photos of the property. The winery is located on Anderson road just off of 46 West.
In the 1920’s two orphan brothers, Dick and Claude Booker bought this property. These brothers were farmers and humanitarians and were the area’s biggest philanthropists. When they passed, they left 100% of their estate to charity.
In 2001 Eric and Lisa Jensen purchased 72 acres of the property. They planned to grow grapes for some of the best wineries in the area. In 2005 they did the first release of their own wines under the Booker label. They focus on Rhone varietals.
The property and the tasting room are beautiful and they have a winery dog that looks like Mojo’s cousin from Miramonte in Temecula! After our tasting here it was back to the hotel to rest up for the next day.