Liberty School blended fruit from two of the best Chardonnay regions in the state, the Santa Maria Valley and another in Monterey County in the famous Santa Lucia Highlands. There are nuances of Bartlett pear, pineapple and green apples in the nose. The finish is long, balanced and never cloying, due to its healthy acidity.
LIBERTY SCHOOL WINERY
Paso Robles, California
Liberty School is a family-owned winery in Paso Robles, the heart of California’s Central Coast. This unique growing region is characterized by a diversity of vineyard soils, its proximity to the coast, and a climate of diurnal temperature shifts of up to 50 degrees. The Hope family planted wine grapes here in 1978. Since then, their history and reputation for quality in the region have helped to define and promote Paso Robles wines nationally.
In the early 1980’s, Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles caught the attention of renowned Napa Valley vintner Chuck Wagner of Caymus Vineyards. In search of Cabernet for his second label, Liberty School, Wagner approached Hope Farms as a fruit source. As growers over the next decade, the Hope family helped build the brand’s solid reputation for quality and value.
In 1996, after nearly two decades of grape growing, the Hopes established Treana Winery. The winery’s presence in Paso Robles provided a natural transition for Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon to join the Treana family of wines. The Hopes took over the label, later adding a Central Coast Chardonnay, Syrah and Cuvée to the Liberty School line.
For over three decades, Liberty School has been among the best values in California wine. The goal is deceptively simple: delicious, fruit-driven, varietally correct wines at reasonable prices.
It is the sole objective of our family to produce the finest wine and winegrapes in the Northern Interior of California, as well as provide the best service possible. Our dedicated and long term staff utilizes grape growing and winemaking methods found in the ultra premium wineries throughout the world to deliver some of the finest grapes and wine produced in California. Every step in the production process, every business decision made by the family, is carefully considered to enhance the grapes and resulting wine produced for McManis Family Vineyards and its customers.