About Opolo Sparkling Wine:
Introducing a premium product that boasts a delightful flavor profile, characterized by effervescent notes of peach and apple. The palate is treated to a sensory experience that culminates in a satisfying finish, leaving a lasting impression on the taste buds.
Opolo Sparkling Wine is refreshing, light golden in color and full of flavor with pronounced ribbons of bubbles. The palate holds effervescent notes of peach and apple that lead to a delightful finish.
Opolo’s vineyard team carefully monitors each lot of grapes throughout the season in order to produce the highest quality fruit possible. From taking leaf, petiole, and soil samples, to monitoring water uptake in the vines, all aspects of viticulture is carefully notated and examined with the intent of producing only high quality fruit for our winery. The entire Opolo production team works together every year to provide the best quality product possible.
The fruit for the sparkling is grown in the fertile San Joaquin Valley with traditional 10 foot spacing in the vineyards. The soil composition the vineyards consists of rich loam with alluvial deposits from granite sources which aids in drainage. French Colombard is the second most widely planted wine grape in California; it is known for its ability to retain its natural acidity and give balance to cuvées.
Composed entirely of French Colombard, an off spring of Chenin Blanc, Opolo Sparkling is produced in the Méthod Charmat technique, in which a cold secondary fermentation occurs in stainless tanks and then is bottled under pressure.
About The Winery:
Opolo Vineyards has a long established reputation of growing and producing award winning wines in Paso Robles, California. With nearly 300 acres of vines on the east and west side of Paso Robles, Opolo Vineyards is privy to a wide range in climate, soil and growing potential—allowing extensive range of varietals to flourish. This variety combined with the passion behind the brand has made Opolo a favorite of wine enthusiasts everywhere.
They say good fences make good neighbors, but it was a love of wine and winemaking that was the connection between Opolo proprietors Rick Quinn and Dave Nichols.
Their two families have lived side-by-side in Camarillo since 1996. As Nichols remembers, “I knew Rick to say hello to, but that was about it. Then one day, he said to me, ‘Hey Dave, I just planted 10,000 grapevines!’” And so began the evolution of Opolo, one of Paso Robles’ premier labels. Quinn and Nichols have been neighbors in two counties since 1997 when Nichols bought vineyard property adjoining Quinn’s. Together they now own and farm nearly 300 acres of vines on the east and westside of Paso Robles.
Opolo’s estate vineyards were established in 1995, with sites on both the west and east side of Paso Robles. The topographically diverse, coastal landscape of the westside vineyards provides for an intense and unique flavor profile. The heat and dryness of the east side vineyard make it an ideal microclimate for growing Bordeaux varietals. Home to a wide range of varietals, the estate vineyards help allow the team at Opolo to create many unique single varietals as well as award winning blends.