Sometimes you meet the right person at just the right time and it changes your life forever. In 1992 in Los Angeles, Karl Kresser and Juliane Grosso went on their first date. And then a second. And then a third, to the Napa Valley because they discovered they both shared an intense love of wine. From that first date, an entire life together blossomed into existence, spanning the globe as they visited wine regions in Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, and New Zealand.
In the end, there’s no place like home. In 2005, Karl and Juliane started looking for the perfect place in California to put down roots; both literal and figurative. The search took awhile (almost everything worth doing with wine does), but their patience paid off. In 2012, they closed escrow on twenty-two acres (fourteen with old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon grapes) in Paso Robles, complete with a stunning estate house.
Grosso Kresser Wines are a labour of love. We produce on a very small scale, choosing the absolutely best fruit for our projects. All of our red wines go through a three year barrel program and a minimum of one year in the bottles. Every wine we offer has the full body, roundness, and great mouthfeel that allows it to be enjoyed now or laid down for another twelve to fifteen years.