J & L Wines Photo


All Clayhouse wines come from the Red Cedar Vineyard. It is certified sustainably farmed (CCSW). The vines range over rolling terain on the benchlands above the Estrella River. From its many individual blocks, winemaker Blake Kuhn selects his favorite rows for special attention, in the vineyard and the winery. From small-bin fermentations through individual barrel selections, these became Clayhouse Wines.

There's an adobe home among the vines at Red Cedar Vineyard. It's no longer habitable, but they maintain it... and it's holding up pretty well after more than 150 years. Adobe is sun-dried bricks, with the bricks formed from a particular local clay, combined with straw and water. These bricks were a primary building material in California from the Spanish mission period until the Gold Rush. There are other adobe buildings in the Paso area, but this one, at Red Cedar Vineyard, is inspirational in important ways: It's a home, built brick by brick from elements of this place... earth, water, sun; thereby Clayhouse and Adobe are proudly depicted on their wine labels.

Winemaker: Blake Kuhn


Wines Produced

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Red Blend