Because of a passion for wine and winemaking, Robert Reyes envisioned having a small vineyard to produce small amounts of ultra premium wines for family and friends. However, in 2002 when he purchased the beautiful piece of land where the vineyard is located today, the vision changed from a personal hobby to a winery. The 16-acre vineyard was personally planted by Robert Reyes and the Reyes family in April of 2004, and consists of five popular grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Muscat. The first crop was harvested in 2005 and produced a very small amount. While the winery went through the rigorous permit process in Los Angeles County, the vineyard matured, and the quality of the fruit progressively improved significantly with each subsequent vintage. This resulted in better, more robust and elegant wines. The winery has produced single varietals, blends and has created four award-winning dessert wines as well as a great Rose. The winery has released its “Orange/Amber Wine”, which is a skin-contact white wine created in similar fashion to traditional Georgian wines.
In 2011, we lost part of our crop to frost, so we decided to import some high quality grapes to try a new varietal, so we brought in Zinfandel from 40-year old vines. Quinn’s Zin was officially released in October 2013. At the same time, Reyes Winery released 12 new wines, which include 6 single varietals, 4 blends, and 2 desert wines. These wines have won 32 awards and medals this year, including a Double Gold, 4 gold medals, 11 silvers, and 9 bronze medals. Plus a rating of 97 points, 92 points, 90 points, 89, points, 88 points, Best in Class, and a 2nd Place for our label.
The winery is located in Northern Los Angeles County, California. It is in the small town of Agua Dulce in the Santa Clarita Valley, only 45 minutes North of Downtown Los Angeles. It is situated within the newly established Sierra Pelona Valley Appellation. Reyes Winery has already won over 60 medals and awards on its wines during the last three years since the wines have been available commercially.
Reyes Winery emphasizes quality in every facet of production to ensure that once consumers taste its wines, they will recognize the quality and craftsmanship that goes into every bottle. Reyes Winery’s mission is to deliver the highest quality wine produced in Los Angeles County at a fair price. Reyes Winery believes the quality of its wines will ultimately speak for itself when compared with other Ultra-Premium wines on the market. Reyes wines are already available in fine restaurants as well as some higher quality retail outlets and supermarkets.