I am Russell P. From, proprietor, winemaker and waste water specialist at Herman Story Wines.

Herman Story Wines are made, schlepped, peddled, and drunk with friends by me. The basic web design books tell me that you’re probably here for the basics: to find release schedules, ordering information and tasting opportunities for the wines I make, which sounds pretty good to me. The less time I spend writing this stuff the more time I spend in the cellar. So here you go, all the facts with none of the filler. An aesthetic I stand by and believe my wines do too.

I release my wines twice a year, in Spring and Fall. The set listed below was mostly set loose in Spring 2014. If you want to get in on the action and try some of my stuff, you can scroll down and join the WAIT LIST FOR MY WINE CLUB, or come visit me at my Tasting Room in Downtown Paso Robles at

1227 Paso Robles Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446.

It’s open Thursday – Sunday from 11AM – 4PM and I would love to see your shining face there.

Earnestly yours,

Russell P. From

CURRENT WINES

2012 TOMBOY

  • 100% Viognier
  • 287 cases made
  • Appellation: Santa Barbara County
  • Vineyards: Larner and Murmur
  • TASTING NOTES:
    Tastes just like Patsy Cline’s voice sounds: pure, vital and heartbreaking. Meyer lemon, clove oil, pear nectar, night blooming Jasmine, sea spray, oleander and sweet pipe tobacco. This is the best barefoot dancing you’ve ever done.
    (DRINK NOW: 20 minutes out of the fridge with the cork pulled. CELLAR: 4+ years.)

2012 ON THE ROAD

  • 100% Grenache
  • 873 cases made
  • Appellation: California
  • Vineyards: Larner, Murmur, Santa Barbara Highlands, Shadow Canyon, Spanish Springs, Stolpman, Terra Bella, Thompson
  • TASTING NOTES:
    A wine that could have been pilfered from the President’s private reserve: imperial, classy with a two term finish. Blueberry glazed Asado, ancho chile chocolates, Maduro cigar wrapper, crisp brownie crust, raw cinnamon bark, blackberry brambles, seville orange skin, sassafras tea and 20 year aged balsamic. This is one for the record books.
    (DRINK NOW: 1+ hour decant, CELLAR: 6-8 years)

2012 NUTS & BOLTS

  • 100% Syrah
  • 216 cases made
  • Appellation: California
  • Vineyards: Bien Nacido, Larner, Les Galets, Murmur, Presquile, Shadow Canyon, Spanish Springs, Terra Bella, Thompson
  • TASTING NOTES:
    This is a Rolls Royce ride through the pre-war London streets with Winston Churchill after a couple nightcaps. Impossibly well appointed, gracious, affable and once in a lifetime. 2 carat red diamond, rare cherries, Ylang Ylang oil, soft rubber, opium, honeysuckle, orange flower water, black raspberry topped bread pudding, sweet roasted red chile and Parisian scarves with a body that will break your eyes.
    (DRINK NOW: 1+ hour decant, CELLAR: 7+ years)

2012 JOHN SEBASTIANO

  • 97% Syrah, 3% Viognier
  • 498 cases made
  • Appellation: Santa Barbara County
  • Vineyards: 100% John Sebastiano Vineyard
  • TASTING NOTES:
    Like a demon conjured by Ichabod Crane’s imagination on a long night ride home: Dark, brooding, all teeth and tar and exotic spice. Kola nut, broken earth, trampled black cherry, sage, black pepper, black walnut, leather bound journal, volcanic soot, dragonfruit and pitch with gripping tannins like an eagle’s claw.
    (DRINK NOW: 1.5+ hour decant, CELLAR: 10+ years)

2013 AFTER HOURS

  • 100% Rose of Grenache
  • 190 cases made
  • Appellation: Santa Barbara County
  • Vineyards: White Hawk

  • TASTING NOTES:
    NOT SWEET! Just like the joy of kicking a skateboard in the evening summer air with all the instant gratification of winning the cash prize in the claw game: strawberry daiquiri, bruised mint leaves, pink peppercorns, maraschino cherry, chalkboard eraser, raspberry sorbet with an almost debaucherous sense of being ready for anything.
    (DRINK NOW!)

WINE CLUB WAIT LIST

Unfortunately, I only have enough wine to accommodate sales to my current, super-sexy, Wine Club Members and the savvy folks who swing by my tasting room… In the mean time, consider joining my Wine Club Wait List, or come visit me at the tasting room conveniently located next to Dan’s Tire in Downtown Paso Robles at 1227 Paso Robles Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. The tasting room is open Thursday – Sunday from 11AM – 4PM. You can also call me at 805.237.2400 to check further availability.

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MAILING LIST

Not feeling up to a case a year, but still want to keep in touch? Take it to the friend zone by joining the mailing list. Receive periodic updates on releases, recipes for fried chicken and stories from the field. It’s one of the smartest decisions you’ll ever make.

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CONTACT

My winery and tasting room is located at:
1227 Paso Robles St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Open from 11-4 Thursday-Sunday, or by appointment

Phone: (805) 237-2400
Fax: (805) 237-2224
Email: thirsty@hermanstorywines.com
Mailing: P.O. Box 15928, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

If you’re passing through at another time, give me a call at the tasting room and I’ll do my best to free up some time to taste with you.

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