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Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery

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Address: 5036 S. El Pomar Rd., Paso Robles, CA
Phone Number: +1 805-238-9940
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The Merrill Family's agricultural heritage and grape growing history dates...

The Merrill Family's agricultural heritage and grape growing history dates back at least 8 generations on California's Central Coast. A former family ranch still is home to a grape arbor planted in the 19th century. Today Dana and Marsha Merrill and son Matthew farm the vineyards, while Matthew's winemaking is complemented by winemaker par excellent, Jim Shumate.

After nearly 30 years of growing grapes for many of the finest wineries in California, ranging from ultra premium small producers to the largest international brands, the Merrill's decided to produce their own wines. In addition to the family estate, the finest blocks of grapes from Santa Barbara and Monterey Counties are selected from vineyards managed by a sister firm, Mesa Vineyard Management, Inc. All wines produced are exclusively farmed by the Merrills who believe that control from planting and pruning through harvest, fementation and cellaring is critical for success. It also ensure a uniform dedication to Sustainability, which led our recent Certification to the SIP program within the Central Coast Vineyard Team.

The family believes in community and industry involvement. Dana Merrill was the first San Luis Obispo County Chair of the California Assn of Winegrape Growers, a charter member of the pioneering vineyard Sustainability group, the Central Coast Vineyard Team and is a past two term Director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance.

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I've visited Pomar Junction once before and was motivated to purchase wines above my usual price point, but I did not have a strong positive response to anything I tasted on this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bakersfield, California

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've visited Pomar Junction once before and was motivated to purchase wines above my usual price point, but I did not have a strong positive response to anything I tasted on this visit. Nevertheless, our server was a seasoned professional, and we enjoyed a pleasant conversation.

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife and I can usually do 5 or 6 wineries in a day. This was our last stop, and I had quite a bit of wine throughout the day. From what I remember I thought their wine was really good. I left buying 6 bottles of wine. I also bought some spicy mustard that they were selling in their... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

very simple, relaxed atmosphere, staff was very friendly and attentive, the wine was superb, all I can say is TRAIN WRECK! I came home with 3 bottles. this is the third time I have been there and I will be back.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I went here for a wedding, so I can't speak directly to the wine tasting experience, but it was GORGEOUS. Great place to relax with a glass of wine and enjoy a beautiful sunset over rolling hills and vineyards. They also have a few old train cars which are fun for picture-taking.

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Thank LynH17
Carmel Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Good selection of whites, excellent pinot noir and some other reds. Very friendly hostess who gave us lots of good tips for area wineries. A bit out of the way, but worth it.

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Thank Andrew A
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

The South of France is known for its wines. Travel through the region you find long winding roads and endless grapes and vines nestled among little villages. And the wines, well the French have been making wines for over 400 years so they set the "standard". And now so does Paso Robles, California, in particular the double gold award winning... More 

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Thank Gary W
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

It is worth a short drive to Templeton to go to Pomar Junction. Terrific reds and whites. You can have your tasting outdoors looking at the trains and growing vines as far as the eye can see. Tasting room staff was delightful, warm and made it a great experience. Don't miss this stop in your wine day.

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Indio, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

Very Friendly staff, and the tasting room was a cute old farmhouse with beautiful views of the vineyards and the 2 train cars that sit outside. There was a lot of medal winning wines to try. We bought a bottle here since one of their wines was a favorite out of all the other wineries that we visited.

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Thank Cathiedean
Fresno, California, Usa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

I have been wanting to stop at Pomar Junction for some time now. I am a big fan of the smaller wineries on the east side of the 101. We stopped at Pomar on our way back to Fresno after picking up wine club shipments from four other wineries over the weekend. The grounds were very nice and the views... More 

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Sara P, Front Office Manager at Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Hi Tammy, First, let me thank you for visiting us here in the tasting room. I am so sorry to hear your experience was anything short of stellar. Second only to making sure our wines are incredible we pride our selves on our customer service. The gratuity at the end of each transaction is completely optional, and I thank you... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

Visit this winery to combine good vino, a laid back environment, scenery and trains! Woo! Woo! My wife and I did not dislike anything about this winery.

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Sara P, Front Office Manager at Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again soon!! More 

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