The Dubost Story
Our wines are a reflection of our way of life and mission. We strive to be good stewards of the land with which we have been blessed for five generations. Our family vineyards and winery have been developed with the goal of producing premium wines which will carry the family name with pride and allow us to keep our family ranch for the generations to come. To that end, we produce fine wines in which we have the same pride as we have in our family and our family legacy.
The vineyards and winery are on 320 acres of hillsides in the heart of Adelaida. The climate and soils are perfect for producing premium grapes and our straw bale winery is a model sustainable production facility.
The Dubost Family left the Cherbourg region of France after the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 to escape the violence of Europe. They were blacksmiths by trade and immigrated to Hawaii and the Black Hills of South Dakota before settling on the Central California Coast.
Adelaida at that time was a populous area with many miners and homesteaders and where the Dubost family operated a General Store, Post Office and Dance Hall to serve the neighborhood. Alexandrine was the post mistress for many years and her son Raymond farmed the ranch for over 90 years operating the local telephone company until 1960. There is a historical marker at the site of the old store and post office commemorating the town of Adelaida and the role played by the Dubost family.