True Myth

Owned by the Niven family; pioneers of the Edna Valley AVA, and farmers of the oldest continually harvested vines in the region. Anchored by the Paragon Vineyard that Jack Niven planted in the early 1970s, they have been growing grapes and making wine here for more than forty years.

Niven Family Wine Estates is authentic, not virtual, nor corporate. Two generations of the family currently manage the company; they actively own and operate the land, vineyards, state-of-the-art winery, and historic tasting room. Caring for the surrounding environment, ensuring a place for future generations is paramount; all eligible acreage is SIP Certified Sustainable.

Along with veteran Winemaker Christian Roguenant, and a vineyard management team that has been with them for decades, they have become bona-fide chardonnay experts.

True Myth; real quality at a value price from an authentic place.

Wine Appellation
Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles
Chardonnay Edna Valley

2012 – 91 Pts WE

Available in: Maine, New Hampshire
Grown: California, United States
Edna Valley, Paso Robles
The Edna Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in San Luis Obispo County, California south of the city San Luis Obispo and north of the town of Arroyo Grande. It is part of the larger Central Coast AVA. The valley is shadowed by volcanic mountains and characterized by black humus and clay-rich soils. Edna Valley has one of California’s longest growing seasons. The valley is kept cool by breezes from the Pacific Ocean and morning fog. Grapes were originally planted here by Spanish missionaries in the early 19th century. The region saw a revival when new vineyards were planted in the early 1970s. Edna Valley is best known for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and to a lesser extent Syrah. , Paso Robles Wine Country is an AVA located in the San Luis Obispo County, California. It has approximately 26,000 vineyard acres planted with wine grapes and is well known for its heritage varietal Zinfandel, Rhône-style wines, and "Crazy Blends". Whether the varieties are Spanish, French, Italian, or, as with Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, Paso vintners can tinker with blends and styles that would be unfeasible in other regions more bound by tradition and consumer expectations. Grapes were first introduced into the Paso Robles area in 1797 by missionaries but commercial wine growing wasn't started until the 1880s. Since 1990 a large expansion of activity has seen the number of wineries rise to more than 200 today. In 2013, Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded Paso Robles “Wine Region of the Year” for excellence in wine quality and innovation.