West Paso Robles
Derby Vineyard is located on Live Oak Road in west Paso Robles in what is referred to as the Templeton Gap. Ray and Pam Derby purchased this vineyard in 2006 and they now call it home. The 127 acre ranch is planted mostly to Rhônes, although a new series of plantings is underway and includes some Spanish and Bordeaux varieties. Many of the new plantings have a northeast-southwest row orientation to create even sun exposure on the fruit. Our attempt at matching slope, aspect, and soil types to the vines in each block will help create the best scenario for each of the new varieties planted.