January 2018 - Newsletter
Welcome to the first of our monthly e-newsletters for 2018. We will be keeping you up to date with our latest wine news, new releases and events, mixed together with snippets of fun facts and trivia, competitions, pairings and recipes, and special discounts to reward your loyalty to us.

Sound like a great blend? Make sure to add our email to your address book and as the year goes by and you get to know us better we hope to get to know you too.

Cheers to 2018!
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Winery Update

by Chris Cameron
I had my first opportunity last week to taste through all the 2017 wines we produced. Following the completion of fermentation, we rack all the wines off their gross lees. That means we gently transfer (pump) the wine from the top down to ensure the solids that have settled are left behind. These solids are called lees and are mostly dead yeast cells and fruit solids. My winemaking style is reductive (avoiding oxygen wherever possible) and the resulting lees can have some strong, and potentially unpleasant, aromas so we look to separate them as soon as practicable.
The red wines are currently completing their malo-lactic fermentation (MLF), which causes the naturally produced malic acid to lactic acid. This also has the effect of softening the wines’ acidity. The tasting both confirmed most of my thoughts on the wines but added some pleasant surprises.
The weather during harvest did not co-operate as well as hoped with extreme heat for 10 days+ resulting in difficult ripening for the more subtle varieties and those that ripen first. The temperatures lowered to more expected levels but we experienced a hiatus for about 3 weeks, further messing up ripening consistency.
On the downside, Albarino and Grenache Blanc did not perform well, but there is a tremendous upside. The ripeness, flavors, color, and depth of all other varieties are outstanding! The most consistent performer (again) was Merlot. Every block ripened beautifully with some of the best examples of this variety that I have seen. Not to be outdone, though, was Cabernet Sauvignon. All the wines are intense and complex with the newer blocks showing remarkable elegance as well. Look out for the Tannat again, this grape is turning out to be a stunner for Paso Robles.
I also worked on a new wine program with very exciting results but more about that next time

Wine Club News

by Breann Faller

We have a lot of new and exciting things happening here at Broken Earth in 2018! 

We are happy to announce that you are now officially apart of the BEW Crew! At the end of 2017 we offered our first contest, name our Wine Club, it’s was a great success. Thank you to all who participated, with so many creative entries it was a very difficult decision.  We can’t wait to see your design skills in our next contest! Will there be a bottle with your own label on it?!

If you ever need recommendations on where to stay, eat or just things to do in our area please consider me your personal concierge and contact me at or call me at 805.239.2562 ext. 12. 
Wine Club Members will receive personal email invitations to each event. 

February 24th, 2018  - Vikings Pick-Up party
This event is complimentary to wine club members (total of 2 people) Guest are $10pp.

May 5th, 2018 - Kentucky Derby Pick-Up Party
This event is complimentary to wine club members (total of 2 people) Guest are $10pp.

September 15th, 2018 - September Side Show Pick-Up Party
This event is complimentary to wine club members (total of 2 people) Guest are $10pp.

“Wine always tastes better when shared with the people you love.”
Not one of our Wine Club members and you'd like to learn more or join up online?
CLICK HERE for more information

Design a Label Competition

The first of our competitions this year is a treat!
We are asking you to design a label to be used in our upcoming Thirsty Thursday on January 25th. The winning design will be printed and applied to our 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and the winner will receive a bottle complimentary. Competition ends on Friday 19th January. We will be showcasing your creative talent and design ideas on our Facebook Page

For more information and to submit your designs, please email
Find out more about our Private Label Program

Featured Event

Sip & Craft - Wine & Whiskers pet portraits with Karen Blaney
January 19th
The first of our Sip & Craft events are sold out. More details on our next event coming soon.

January 19th, 2018  - Wine 7 Whiskers Pet portraits (SOLD OUT)
This event is complimentary to wine club members (total of 2 people) Guest are $10pp.

January 13th, 2018 - Annual Esprit du Vin Event at Le Vigne Winery
Join us in celebrating our 17th Annual Esprit du Vin, the "Spirit of Wine" where twenty-one wineries will gather at Le Vigne Winery for an exciting night of delicious wine and cheese pairings and culinary delights. Each winery will be featuring wines that are expertly paired with different gourmet cheeses. Stroll around and savor each pairing while enjoying live music by local artists, gourmet appetizers,
and desserts from a variety of local chefs and artisans!

September 15th, 2018 - 2018 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience
The day's events will take place at Broken Earth Winery, on Highway 46 just east of Paso Robles. Participation in the seminar and lunch will be limited to the first 200 tickets sold. The grand tasting will be limited to 400 attendees.

Café at Broken Earth Winery

The Café at Broken Earth Winery is open 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday through Sunday!

We are now proudly serving freshly baked authentic Australian meat and veggie pies from the Bronzed Aussie, as well as paninis and cheese platters. Our full-service espresso bar features oak wood roasted coffee from Mr. Espresso, and a lovely assortment of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Enjoy a picnic on our patio, or just relax and savor the flavors here at the café...we would love to serve you!

Live Music & Events

We enjoy opening our doors and hosting events at our winery and tasting room for wine club members and guests alike.
Please click on the link above for upcoming events.


There is a benefit in having our wines independently assessed against our peers. And whilst we will happily report our wine show successes, we know that you can’t drink a gold medal.

Thirsty Thursday Specials

Every Thursday we release a one of a kind wine special. Click on the photo link above to see the latest deal. Make sure your email address is up to date so as to not miss out.

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