Grey Wolf Cellars
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Grey Wolf Cellars

Paso Robles

Our Story

Grey Wolf Cellars is a boutique winery located on the highway 46 corridor in Paso Robles, California that offers a unique experience like no other. Joe Sr. and Shirlene Barton started Grey Wolf Cellars and Barton Family Wines over 20 years ago in 1994, following their dream of owning a winery and building a family business for future generations to come. Their son, Joe Jr. attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo while the winery was getting started, working alongside his parents to get it off the ground. Sadly, he was tasked at the young age of 23 with carrying on the family legacy and dream after his father tragically passed in 1998.

Joe has made it his life mission to carry on his father’s legacy and create a distinct style, sourcing from dry-farmed vineyards in the Paso Robles Willow Creek, Templeton Gap and Adelaida District AVAs. Farming is the core of his business. Understanding the unique microclimates of Paso Robles distinct AVAs identifies the best location for growing a variety of wines with regional character. Focusing on making hand-crafted wines from specific sites has created a dynamic portfolio of wines. He works with a selection of wine varieties including the heritage varietal Zinfandel, the classic Bordeaux varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, and both red and white Rhone varietals. Barton finds each vineyard offering a distinct character to the wine which complement each variety. His humble beginnings and hard work have brought him exactly what he wants – to make wines that represent Paso Robles. He’s received critical acclaim and commercial success and after twenty years of winemaking, he’s still captivated by tractors, bud break and turning fruit into wine.

Meet the Winemaker

Joe Sr. and Shirlene Barton



  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Rhone White Blend
  • Zinfandel



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