Farewell from Clos Pepe
Thank you for visiting the website for Clos Pepe Estate wines and Clos Pepe Vineyards. Purchased in 1994, this former horse ranch was converted by Steve and Cathy Pepe, with the help of Cathy's son, Wes Hagen, into one of the iconic vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.
As you may or may not know, following the 2014 harvest the Pepes decided they were ready for a true retirement and leased the vineyard to the Kathryn Hall/WALT winery.
As a result of this lease, we are no longer making wines under the Clos Pepe Estate wine label, and with the support of our wine club and numerous visitors to the vineyard, we have now SOLD OUT of all remaining Clos Pepe Estate wine. Now, the Pepes are finally enjoying retirement and the vineyard is exclusively private property .
As private property, Clos Pepe Vineyards is no longer available for visits or any other functions. We appreciate your interest, but please respect their desire for privacy.
As for the Clos Pepe Estate wine label, it too has retired. If you are interested in tasting wines made from this historic site, please reach out to WALT Wines as they are both farming and making wonderful wines from our fruit.
If you are a former customer looking for the technical data/tasting notes for wines you have already purchased, please click here or scroll down. I recommend printing these out for your reference, as the website will only continue to be active for the next few months.
We are truly grateful for all of the support we have received from all of our customers over the years, whether we met just once or had many opportunities to interact. Getting to know so many of you through visits to the vineyard or events around the country, and getting to share the "fruits" of our labor, made this an unbelievably rewarding adventure.
Until we tip a glass together again, we wish you well!
Andrew Turner, Certified Sommelier & (Former) Ranch and Brand Manager; Steve & Cathy Pepe, Owners/Vignerons