Justin Baldwin

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Former investment and international banker Justin Baldwin founded JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery in 1981 when he purchased 160 acres west of Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast and planted his estate vineyards. Since its inception, Justin has focused his efforts on producing world-class Bordeaux style blends from the estate. He is one of the earliest…

Former investment and international banker Justin Baldwin founded JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery in 1981 when he purchased 160 acres west of Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast and planted his estate vineyards. Since its inception, Justin has focused his efforts on producing world-class Bordeaux style blends from the estate. He is one of the earliest producers of that style in the New World. His efforts have been rewarded with past and present vintages earning 90+ points by the major wine trad publications. More encompassing recognition has come from awards such as Grand Sweepstakes award winner, Best of Class, Best of Region the coveted Pichon Lalande trophy for World’s Best Blended Red Wine and Wine Spectators Top 10 Wines of the World.

Vintages have received numerous accolades by capturing Decanter Magazine’s “4 Stars”, Restaurant Wine’s “3 Forks” and Connoisseurs Guide’s “3 Puffs.” Justin has consistently earned the praise of the wine press with recognition from the likes of Robert M. Parker Jr. naming Justin Baldwin one of his “Wine Heroes of the Year” and the “Star of Paso Robles,” the James Beard Foundation’s “Great American Winemaker Award”, Quarterly Review of Wine’s “Top 3 Cabernet Producers of the Year”, Wine and Spirits magazine’s Top U.S. Restaurants 10 Most Popular Wines and Wine Enthusiasts 2015 Winery of the Year. Justin Cabernet Sauvignon is the #1 selling wine of that varietal over $20 nationwide.

When not at the winery, Justin divides his time between homes in Portland and Palm Dessert with his wife Jan. He is an avid collector of mid-Century art, owns a boutique fashion retailer and the highly- acclaimed Diggidy Dog store in Carmel, California.

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