Kukkula Winery
Kukkula Winery
4.5
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Donald A
1 contribution
May 2021
Worst winery visit ever. We booked a reserve tasting for $35 each without reading the details, and it turned out that the cost of the tasting was in addition to a mandatory purchase of two bottles of wine each! Those of you who visit wineries will know that the tasting fee is usually waived with a wine purchase, and that wine purchases are never mandatory. Plus, while we tasted five wines, only two were available for purchase w/o a wine club membership. While our host was amiable, our visit was also supposed to be done with the winemaker or his assistant, and neither of them was there. We have been to dozens of wineries in Paso and this was absolutely the biggest rip-off ever.
Written 29 June 2021
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Mike G
2 contributions
Feb 2020
Extremely condescending owner, who was insulting and made the experience very uncomfortable. Have visited hundreds of vineyards and cannot give a higher level of caution with Kevin and Kukkula. Would advise against them strongly

PS: It's difficult to write a poor review, especially with something I like so much as wine, but felt other consumers should be informed
Written 7 April 2020
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Bonnie J
Newport Beach, CA279 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We stopped here because we heard about the architecture and we're architects always in search of a great building. We were not disappointed. But, we discovered their wine is equal to the unique architecture and before we knew it we had purchased 3 vintages we thoroughly enjoyed. The wine docent was terrific and eager to share her knowledge of the owners, the architecture and the wonderful wines. The price point on these wines is ideal for gifting as well as consuming. We're glad we stopped
Written 27 June 2019
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Glenn W
San Carlos, CA159 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I try to stop in at one or two new wineries in the Paso Robles area every time I am in the region. This was my first visit to Kukkula and I will definitely return. It is a relatively small winery yet elegant and beautifully positioned in a very scenic valley. The winery owners believe in everything done organically, and the vines are not watered. Hence they incorporate the strain of a Paso Robles hot summer. The results are excellent reds (Rhone blends) with wonderful lush mouth feel and long finish. They are not hyper dry but well balanced with good fruit. Definitely worth a visit if you are out this way, a good 10-12 miles from the town but near several other well-known wineries.
Written 28 May 2019
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Bill L
Villa Park, CA56 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
This was our first visit to the winery and we will go back. Very good wines and a great story of success for the owners. Setting is spectacular, off the regular tourist route but worth the extra drive. Very comfortable tasting room with no big "sell" on their product or their wine club. Although I'm asked what sort of visit this was on the review, it was not teens (I marked Family (teens)), it was with our adult children. There were no other logical choices.
Written 27 December 2017
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ADeckerCampbell
Sandy, UT150 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
My mom and I loved it here. We arrived and there was a large party at the bar however we were greeted immediately. Kevin’s wife seated us and was extremely friendly and attentive.
The tasting room had a very warm and comfortable vibe.
The wines were delicious and affordable.
I will definitely be back.
Written 3 November 2017
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PG13LA
Dana Point, CA438 contributions
Nov 2016
Has potential but I am not ready to fall in love !... Very small production, only 3-4 red varieties that we could taste in the tasting room which was under construction and being renovated. IPO (Wine maker is a Wall St. guy hence the name) was good, others had quirky names ... It was a bit disappointing that they would not sell us one of the "Club membership wines" unless we signed up for wine club. We will keep this on a watch but as I said, it looks like a "work-in-progress" winery and may implode under its own self-imposed rules of avoiding selling of wines that people want to buy.
Written 29 October 2017
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FairwayFound
Thousand Palms, CA341 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We stopped by here quite but accident. We taste the wine. He specializes in blends. They we very good. We are very experienced wine drinkers and appreciated the offerings.
Written 6 May 2017
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Renee V
13 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Kukkula means "the hill, or high place" in Finnish, the winemaker's first language. Here you will find gorgeous modern architecture, extraordinary views, and a friendly staff. Pas de Deux, Noir, and Aatto are my favorites, but every wine they make is good. Don't miss this wonderful winery on your next visit to Paso Robles wine country.
Written 17 January 2017
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Sooz C
San Diego, CA816 contributions
May 2016
We had never heard of this winery and had a bottle of their Noir at Bistro Laurent (where we first discovered Clavo in 2014. So we made the trek up to the tasting room. Unfortunately you have to be a member to buy it there.
Written 4 June 2016
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