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7970 VINEYARD DRIVE  PASO ROBLES, CA 93446
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dilécta: /dilectus// to be loved or lovely

DILÉCTA IS A BOUTIQUE WINERY OF HANDCRAFTED RHÔNE’S BY WINEMAKER/OWNER ORION STANG. UTILIZING HIS CULINARY BACKGROUND, ORION FOUND A WAY TO BRIDGE THE CULINARY EDUCATION HE RECEIVED IN ITALY AND AT THE C.I.A, INTO THE WORLD OF WINE. STARTING IN VINEYARD MANAGEMENT, ORION BEGAN HIS WINEMAKING CAREER WORKING UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF ERIC JENSEN AT BOOKER VINEYARDS WHERE HE EVENTUALLY TOOK ON THE POSITION OF ASSISTANT WINEMAKER. WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE 2011 VINTAGE, HE DECIDED TO LEAVE BOOKER TO START HIS OWN LABEL.

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BY THE FALL OF 2011, ORION HAD ESTABLISHED DILÉCTA WINES WITH HIS FIRST VINTAGE WHICH WAS GENEROUSLY HOUSED AND FACILITATED BY HERMAN STORY WINERY. ORION THEN WAS PRESENTED WITH THE OPPORTUNITY OF WORKING UNDER SCOTT HAWLEY, OF TORRIN. WHILE WORKING WITH SCOTT, ORION WAS ABLE TO BE ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF A NEW ENDEAVOR, LAW ESTATE WINES. IN 2016, ORION PARTED WAYS WITH LAW TO FOCUS PRIMARILY ON DILÉCTA AND BY THE FALL OF 2017 HE OPENED HIS OWN TASTING ROOM ON THE WEST SIDE OF PASO ROBLES.

“WE ARE DEDICATED TO CRAFTING A RANGE OF EXPRESSIVE REDS AND A HANDFUL OF WHITE WINES BY WORKING WITH SOME OF THE TOP FARMERS ON THE CENTRAL COAST. I LOVE FINDING WAYS COOL CLIMATE AND WARM CLIMATE TERRAINS CAN COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER AND BLEND FLAVORS TOGETHER TO FIND A HARMONIOUS BALANCE. FRAMING THE DISTINCT CHARACTERISTICS OF A VINEYARD AND UNIQUE EXPRESSION OF EACH VARIETAL, FOR ME, IS WHAT TURNS A WINE INTO A FAVORITE MEMORY. WE DON’T REALLY EVER MAKE THE SAME WINE TWICE. EVERY YEAR I TRY TO CHALLENGE MYSELF. AS THE GRAPES GROW, THE CLIMATE CHANGES, TRENDS ALTER. WINE IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING, REDEFINING RULES, PUSHING BOUNDARIES AND OUR CREATIVITY IS AMPLIFIED, NEARLY PERFECTED IN A MOMENT BLENDING”

-ORION STANG, WINEMAKER

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7970 VINEYARD DRIVE | PASO ROBLES, CA 93446
Open DAILY 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TASTING FEE IS $20 — WAIVED WITH A 3 BOTTLE PURCHASE OR MEMBERSHIP.

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