Terry Culton has been making acclaimed wines for over 20 years. His early story is one of many great Mentors... beginning with Ken Volk at Wild Horse. Ken is one of the true Mavericks of the Central Coast, starting Wild Horse when there were only a handful of wineries in the area. Ken's generosity, skill and passion for wine helped launch the ship....the Muse of Pinot Noir set Terry off on his Odyssey along the west coast.
Terry traveled on the “Pinot Trail” working in the Anderson Valley (Edmeades) and Oregon’s Willamette Valley(Willamette Valley Vineyards) before moving to Hollister to work with the iconic Josh Jensen at Calera. Josh is a visionary of Pinot Noir. He pioneered the varietal in the United States and has created some of the most inspired and exciting wines from those plantings.
Drawn by the Siren Song of Old-Vine Pinot Noir at Adelaida Cellars, Terry left Calera and returned to the Central Coast to work with HMR (Hoffman Mountain Ranch) fruit. For 10 years, he honed his unique style of vineyard driven, well-balanced wines. In the search for greater creative freedom, it was time to launch Culton Wines.
All Culton wines are hand-made in small lots from Ultra-Premium central coast grapes. Unfiltered and Unfined, the results are elegant and food-friendly manifestations of the terroir.