Welcome To Our Family
We are John, Helen, and Mia Falcone. Since our careers started in the seventies and eighties, we have worked throughout some of California’s great winegrowing regions. Over the years our passion for crafting wines inspired us to plant our own small vineyard in Paso Robles and produce our family brand, Falcone Family Vineyards.
The two of us came to the Central Coast from the Napa Valley after successful stints at Atlas Peak Vineyards (where John was winemaker) and Chimney Rock Winery (where Helen worked as assistant winemaker). We find that the pace of life in the Central and South Central Coast is well-suited to our lifestyle both as winemakers and as parents. We are grateful for our brand’s continued success as well as the many friendships we’ve forged.
Our family’s team approach makes our wines truly special. John oversees farming aspects of our estate vineyard and outside vineyard sources while Helen co-produces the wines and markets them. In 1998 we celebrated the arrival of our daughter Mia, the namesake of our family vineyard. Mia assists with punch-downs, yeast cultures and grape sorting.
We focus on producing high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah for various reasons. Perhaps the most important one is that our estate vineyard is ideal for growing Bordeaux and Rhône varietals. Cabernet Sauvignon is such a noble varietal that we could not pass up an opportunity to create a stellar Cabernet Sauvignon from the Central Coast. And our Mia’s Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is just that. We select it from special barrels of our estate fruit and age it for an additional 15 months for optimal flavor integration. With Syrah, we simply love the potential of this varietal and have tried to create a Syrah that is elegant, layered and mysterious, with aromatics that satisfy any drinker with some degree of patience and adventure. In addition to these primary varietals, we also produce a Chardonnay from Sierra Madre Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley as well as a limited-production, non-vintage blend called Annaté.
We look forward to sharing them with you.