To handcraft Rhone varietal wines that are delicious, complex, and powerful. A wine with the ability to drink upon release, but also have the structure to age and improve with time. To allow the wine to express the soils of where it comes from and the diligent winemaker who transforms it in the cellar. Our goal is to provide a harmonious reflection of the hands and passion that contribute to our craft - the people in the vineyard, the people in the cellar, and mostly the people who are connoisseurs of TOP.
Meet the Winemaker
STANLEY BARRIOS - PROPRIETOR AND WINEMAKER Stanley Barrios was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He was influenced by music, art, and food as a child and could have equally entered any of those occupations when he discovered wine. He became a wine connoisseur and collector in his mid-twenties, traveling to learn more of wine. While traveling, Stanley would seek the opportunity to speak with the winemakers, picking their brains on the winemaking process. How to clone selections, elevations, soil types, trellising systems, and yields play a role in the identity of a wine. The fascination of such complex nuances was intriguing to him. It was this hobby and his love and respect for wine that made him want to make his own. Stanley received an opportunity to work in the cellar for Nick Elliott of Nicora as an intern in 2013. He used what he learned in the cellar, put into practice what he had taught himself of winemaking and combined it with his experience as a connoisseur to now craft the wines for TOP.
- Red Rhone Blend
- Paso Robles