Holding a well-storied past, the historic York Mountain Winery was originally built in 1882. The first winery on the Central Coast and the sixth bonded winery in California, this place has not only seen a lot over the years, but it has been through a lot including a destructive earthquake in 2003 that left their beloved Winery condemned. In the winter of 2016, this historic building will once again breathe life when it becomes the home of our Tasting Room.
When Andrew York built the winery, he did so with bricks that were hand-formed and fired atop the mountain. He also utilized enormous beams from a dismantled Cayucos pier to ensure the sturdiness of the building. The care and passion that Andrew instilled into the winery over 130 years ago will live on as the old winery is carefully dismantled and transformed into the new Epoch Tasting Room.
A full reconstruction, by Lake | Flato Architects, will bring new life in both design and construction all while respecting the historic integrity of the site. Once complete, the new space will showcase and celebrate the meticulously preserved timber, masonry, and original winemaking equipment found within the historic winery.
We are beyond thrilled that in a few short months we will be pouring our wines inside this beautiful building. It was just over 130 years ago that the vision of the York family came to life, and now, we are the stewards to carry on our dreams while toasting the spirited past of York Mountain through Epoch Estate Wines.
|The above architecture renderings are supplied by Lake | Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas|