IN THE PRESS
Four Days of Wine Tasting in the Central Coast by The Sommelier Update: “At the suggestion of the ONX tasting staff, our next stop was just on the next road up in the Tin City area. We met with Bill Powell, the owner/winemaker for Powell Mountain Cellars. Bill was getting ready to shut down for the day, when we walked in, but he was happy to share his wines, and his passion, with us.” Click here to read the full story.
Uber-hip new spot by The Mercury News: “Professional lighting designer by day — he’s toured with Jimmy Buffett and Huey Lewis — Bill Powell began winemaking when he and his wife Kim planted a six-acre vineyard at their San Miguel home, growing Rhone and Spanish varietals. “We come from being true garagistes, and hopefully, the wines show the spirit,” Bill says.
Don’t miss: The ethereal, floral 2013 Viognier ($28) is full of peach and honey aromas with a rich, creamy body and stony minerality. If you’re a cab franc fan, try the super silky 2012 Cabernet Franc ($40) with herbal and anise notes.” Click here to read full story.
Sample Unique Blends by SLO Visitors Guide: “Powell is the winemaker and viticulturalist at the winery owned and operated by himself and his wife, Kim. The Powells have what they call a terroir approach to growing – terroir is based on a philosophy of unity regarding the soil, the region and nature itself.
“All the stars align in Paso Robles,” Bill Powell said. “The process is patience; all of this was thoughtfully planned. We bring wines to market when they’re ready. We don’t push them ahead of their time.”
Powell describes his process as natural and almost entirely organic. He said his vineyards have a strong focus on sustainability and are green-oriented and conscientious, not wasteful.” Click here to read full story.
Rhone Rangers by WineWalkabout: “We then had the pleasure to taste our table sponsors wine. A lovely Viognier from Powell Mountain Cellars.
Next up was the red wine lineup. Each wine was unique and a great example of the varietal. We had a 2012 Broken Earth Grenache, a 2013 Adelaida Mourvedre, a 2012 Alta Colina Syrah, a 2012 red blend from Pomar Junction and a 2013 ONX winery Petit Sirah. Wines of balance and intrigue and we had no wine left in any glass. Our favorite child from this group was the ONX Petit Sirah. Then for a little icing on the cake was a very nice 2010 Syrah again from our table host Bill at Powell Mountain Cellars. Thanks for the share Bill, very nice stuff!
We then enjoyed a lovely lunch with a glass of Bills Powell Mountain Cellars Syrah and some great conversation.” Click here to read full story.
The Paso Garagiste Festival by Huffington Post: “Attendance that first year was nearly 700 people; this year more than 1,000 consumers attended. The event also moved from a quaint horse stable at Windfall Farms to the larger Paso Robles Fairgrounds. Perhaps not as elegant, but winemaker and lighting designer Bill Powell (who was also pouring his wines at Powell Mountain Wines) did a nice job of transforming a cavernous room into something cool.” Click here to read full story.
Indie Wines by Wine Fashionista: “Perhaps not as elegant, but winemaker and lighting designer Bill Powell (who was also pouring his wines at Powell Mountain Wines) did a nice job of transforming a cavernous room into something cool.” Click here to read full story.
No Wine Before its Time by ItalioAmericano: “The Powells are moving up fast with a reputation for French Rhone Valley varietals. Bill Powell is throwing his considerable talent into such lesser known wine grapes as Mourvedre, Grenache and Viognier. If you farm a vineyard in Paso Robles, you have to make Syrah, and he does that, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and two blends, a Bordeaux and a Rhone.” Click here to read full story.