Manucci Spirits
3775 Adelaida Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Tasting hours: 11am-5pm Friday-Sunday and by appointment

Tasting rooms and private casitas for overnight guests at Wild Coyote Estate Winery look straight out of New Mexico. Gianni Manucci and his wife Kati brought a high-end adobe vibe to their winery. The big, red varietal wines on dry-farmed land, though, are solid Central Coast. In the adjacent distillery, Manucci makes fortifying brandy for his port wines on something of a chimera, a still of Chinese steel and American copper. “I’m looking at slow, conservative growth,” Manucci said. “This is affordable for what I wanted to do and it’s already paid for itself.” In the wine tasting room, visitors can take about ten steps to a separate spirits zone to sample grappas, wine barrel-aged brandy and Meyer lemon limoncello. Limited-release brandies include some infused with pomegranate, espresso bean, star anise or a double whammy of garlic and habañero for bracing twists on savory cocktails.

Products: Infused brandies, new and oak-aged grappa, limoncello