Denner Vineyards
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The Ditch Digger
Drive, Commitment, Passion and Hospitality describe the ethos of Denner Vineyards. Located in Paso Robles the winery is open on an appointment only basis. The main reason for the appointment system is to control the number of visitors, to ensure everyone has a relaxing experience. During our visit I was able to enjoy a wonderful conversation with the owner of the winery, Ron Denner. He advised me that he throughly enjoys ensuring that every guest leaves feeling they had time to decompress at the winery. Let me tell you…the views, relaxing setting and fantastic wines provide the decompression. Ron shared with me many interesting stories during our time together. The one that I will never forget is that he was not a good student growing up and his parents always told him that if he didn’t get his act together he would spend his life being a ‘Ditch Digger’. By the time he graduated high school and went off to college he got his act together and made the Deans List every semester. During his professional career he wound up getting into the construction business and acquired one of the largest Ditch Digging corporations on the west coast. This Ditch Digger has since done incredibly well for himself and ensured that his legacy would always remain by naming their flagship wine ‘The Ditch Digger’. Our recommendation would be to schedule an appointment via their website…pack a picnic and plan on spending few hours enjoying the view and recent Denner releases.
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