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Dozens of wooden wine barrels with silver trim and the JUSTIN logo stacked honeycomb-style along the cement cave walls.

The JUSTIN Story

From grape to glass

“We believe wine should be exceptional from every angle. I personally invite you to discover our award-winning tradition that starts with our limestone-rich soil in Paso Robles and ends when the last glass is poured.”

Our Philosophy

At JUSTIN, we combine traditional Old World methods—like hand-harvesting and small-barrel aging in French oak—with New World technology. For example, the “Air Knife”, an ingenious New World process invented by our winemakers, boosts grape quality and efficiency.


Once the grapes are harvested, our winemakers—some of the best in the business—gather to sort, select, age, taste, blend, and decide what goes into every bottle.

Justin Baldwin describes the glass of red wine in his hand, standing casually in front of JUSTIN 2019 wooden barrels.

Our Vineyards

We planted our first vineyard back in 1981 with a mission to make world-class Bordeaux-style blends. Since then, we’ve expanded both our knowledge of viticulture in this unique region as well as our acreage.

Rows of bushy vineyard vines strip the dirt ground.

Our Soil

Rich in fossilized limestone from eons of marine deposits, JUSTIN’s soil is ideally suited to creating big, Bordeaux-style reds. The limestone “stresses” the vines, producing grapes that fully express their varietal character.

Green, grassy hills bathed in the golden sunset, the silhouettes of trees and mountains stacked behind them.

Our Climate

Paso Robles’ distinctive microclimate offers the widest day-night temperature swings of any grape-growing region in California. The hot days allow the grapes to develop intense flavor, while the cool nights create great structure and balance.

Two large bunches of blue-ish purple grapes hang under large, green leaves.

Meet Our Winemaker

After creating award-winning wine in Napa Valley for 13 vintages, JUSTIN Winemaker Scott Shirley took on the challenge of an entirely new appellation: Paso Robles. He combines a scientific background with an artistic approach, and greets each harvest like a painter facing a blank canvas with endless possibilities.

JUSTIN Winemaker Greg Stach injects red wine into a glass with a barrel sampler in the barrel-stacked, cement caves.