In 2011, LXV acquired a premium wine property on the coveted Willow Creek Road in Paso Robles. We are on a phased approach to develop a tasting room, vineyard and, eventually, a state of the art winery.
To book a private tour of Willow Creek Property, please call Neeta at: 805.296.1902
The Mittals regularly host their wine club members in a 95-year old eclectic barn, with a beautiful pine forest as a backdrop and LXV Wine & Indian food to complete the sensory experience!
Located right in the middle of the Golden Triangle of Saxum, Linne Calodo, and Denner Vineyards is the future home of LXV - Willow Creek Ranch.
With bedrock soils from the middle and lower members of the Monterey Formation, patches of alluvial soil along streams, largely calcareous, loams to clay loams, Willow Creek appellation is the home to the creme of Paso's elite vineyards such as Saxum, Denner, Linne Calodo, and Booker.
With a terroir history of highly acclaimed Rhones, South West facing slopes, limestone profiles on the slopes, Linne Calodo soil in the plains, and cooler Templeton gap nights, emphasis will be on Rhone varietals. However, both Neeta and Kunal plan to carve out half an acre each for their respective passions: Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc.
On Paso’s westside you find huge chunks of limestone. As the limestone gets wet it becomes softer and chalkier and the roots of the vines can then push through and did deep to get to water. The limestone rock also holds heat from the 100 degree days keeping the vines warm at night when the temperatures drop to 45 degrees. This soil type is similar to that of Chateau-neuf de Pape which is what brought the Perrin Family here with the Haas family to grow Rhone varietals here in California at their Tablas Creek Winery. These Calcareous soils also have soil pH of 7.4 to 8.6 and this is not found in other areas of California. This higher pH is helpful in that it increases the availability of phosphorus and nitrogen. Calcium based soils retain water well but do not become water logged during heavy rains. High pH in calcium rich soils has been shown to help maintain acidity late in the growing season. So you can increase the hang time to get riper fruit without sacrificing acid!