Mary Baker reports that she and Dan Panico are celebrating the 10th anniversary as owners of Dover Canyon Winery in Paso Robles. Congratulations!
We discovered Dover Canyon in 1998 at Paso's first October Harvest Tour and immediately singled it out as a favorite. Over the years, Mary and Dan have purchased a vineyard and moved to a more remote location on Vineyard Drive (with almond trees, which friend Arthur King loves to forage around when we're there). They make wonderful wines and are terrific hosts and great people.
I wrote a bit about Paso wines in general and praised Dover Canyon in particular here.
If you decide to not click through, however (how dare you?), here's the big news: Mary says
Our limited production will require us to start a waiting list this year. We still pack our own wine clubs, without the use of a wine club service. As many members can attest, if you tell me your last name, I will remember your first name. All of our wine club membership applications, changes, requests, and order fulfillment are handled by the owners.
So what are you waiting for? If you enjoy luscious zins and rich Rhone varietals at reasonable prices, order some soon!