Four decades of grape growing and two decades of wine making
Wolff Vineyards is located on 125 acres of ecologically friendly, certified sustainable property just minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo, scenic beaches and major tourist attractions. The property is 4.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean providing the vineyard with a cool coastal marine influence. The vineyard was planted in 1976 with 55 acres of Chardonnay grapes by one of the Edna Valley’s wine growing pioneers, Andy MacGregor. The new owners, Jean-Pierre and Elke Wolff, renamed the vineyard in 1999 when they acquired and expanded it and added their artisan winery.
Today the vineyard includes 53 acres of Chardonnay, 34 acres of Pinot Noir, 14 acres of planted Teroldego, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Riesling.
Our winemaking philosophy is very simple: wine is made in the vineyard utilizing minimal intervention. The cool coastal climate of the Edna Valley influences the characteristic of our wines. The winery is designed specifically for small lots allowing close control of every aspect of the vinification.
Our family business
Wolff Vineyards is a family owned business where every member brings his and her own passion and unique talents.
Elke Wolff is a principal owner putting her background in public accounting to good use by managing the accounting and financial portfolio of the vineyard and winery.
Jean-Pierre Wolff Ph.D. is a principal owner and wears many hats including the overall management of the vineyard, winemaking, estate property management, research and development and is head of the “Wolff Pack.”
Our son Clint Wolff manages the tasting room and winery events. His excellent hospitality skills and well-rounded background in grape growing and wine making helps leverage our expanding business.
Our son Mark Wolff is assistant winemaker. In addition to his professional wine making skills, Mark is very resourceful in supporting our construction activities, repairs and he represents us at wine industry events.
Photos from Our Vineyards and Winery
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