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- Year Established: 2013
- Winery Contact: Lori Budd
- Winemaker:Michael Budd
About our winery:
Dracaena [druh-see-nuh] is the genus name of the plant better known as the Draco plant. The taxonomy name allowed us to combine our scientific backgrounds while honoring the memory of our adored weimaraner, Draco in our winemaking endeavor. Our weimie, Draco, received his name in honor of Draco, the Dragon which is a constellation in the northern hemisphere. We were sitting in a movie theatre watching Dragonheart, a 1996 American fantasy adventure film dircted by Rob Cohen. It stared Dennis Quaid as Bowen, a dragon-hunter, and the voice of Sean Connery as the dragon. During the movie, Quaid adn Connery form a partnership to defraud local villagers with staged dragon-slayings. Being frineds, Bowen wanted to give the dragona name and decides to call the dragon Draco, as a tribute to the constellation of stars.
Three things to love about us:
Celebrate Cabernet Franc Day on December 4th!
Follow our blog for a behind the scenes look at owning a winery along with science lessons of wine. http://dracaenawines.com/blog-2/
Our winery is in Paso Robles, but we currently live in New Jersey. Many flights back and forth cross country.
What makes us unique:
We are dedicated to producing exceptional Cabernet Franc as a single varietal wine.
Silver Medal in both the SF Chronicle Wine Competition and the Monterey International Wine Competition. It also received a 91 in Wine Enthusiast.