Paso Robles, CA

The heart of our winery is located in picturesque Paso Robles. Framed by a limestone arch, the stones sourced from the property itself, and surrounded by the city’s namesake of ancient oaks, our Paso Robles estate tasting room serves a curated selection of our wines among breathtaking views.

Edna Valley, CA

Nestled into the gently rolling hillsides of the Edna Valley is Old Edna, a historic townsite established in 1909 to serve the nearby railroad station. Here you’ll find the Old Edna General Store, now the home of our tasting room and The Gourmet Deli. And just steps away lies the oldest vineyard in the Edna Valley, our MacGregor Vineyard, planted in 1974.

The Proprietors

With established roots in the wine industry through Sunridge Nurseries, proprietors Craig and Nancy Stoller began with a vision of planting wine grapes to grow the nursery. Through their combined experience and love of wine, they grew a single vineyard block into what Sextant Wines is today.

Our Vineyard

Our estate RBZ Vineyard, located in the heart of the El Pomar District of the Paso Robles AVA, was developed with Sunridge Nurseries in 2001 and is a certified nursery block. With large diurnal temperature swings and soils similar to those found in much of France, grapes planted here fully ripen with balanced sugar and natural acidity.

Meet the Winemaking Team

“We have a great team who is enthusiastic and just as passionate about wine grapes and winemaking as I am.”

—Craig Stoller, Proprietor

Craig Stoller

Proprietor & Director of Winemaking

Born into a family of vine growers, Craig grew up on Sunridge Nurseries in the San Joaquin Valley. After graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in horticulture, he went to work for the family business and unearthed his passion for wine. After planting the original block of our RBZ Vineyard, he made the first vintage of Sextant Wines.

“Wine is a part of my life. I absolutely love this living, breathing, evolving thing called wine.”

Brandon Carlisle

Assistant Winemaker

A graduate of Auburn University, Brandon moved to Paso Robles in 2010 and quickly found himself immersed in the local wine industry. Spending four years as Lab Manager at DAOU Vineyards, he was able to work closely with the winemaking team and found his true passion was seeing members’ responses to wines he’d helped blend. As Assistant Winemaker at Sextant, Brandon finds the day-to-day problem solving rewarding and the hands-on approach to winemaking a welcome challenge.

Alex Frost

Cellarmaster

Raised on the Central Coast, Alex has spent time making wine on two hemispheres. After graduating from Cal Poly’s Wine and Viticulture program, he spent time with both Talley Vineyards in the Edna Valley as well as Vina Requingua in Chile’s central valley. As a valued part of the Sextant team since 2015, Alex most enjoys the hands on approach to winemaking that the Sextant team employs, from vineyard to bottle, and being a part of the progression of the wine across every step.

Joaquin Diaz

Vineyard Manager

Joaquin was born in Mazatlan and came to California as a young boy. He ultimately became a wine grape grower in Paso Robles, amongst the very vineyards in which he was mentored. Joaquin joined the Sextant family in 2010, where his 30 years experience producing high quality fruit here in Paso Robles are brought to life in our wines, all of which start with Joaquin in the vineyard.

Chris Batlle

Facility Operations Manager

Chris’ passion for being a maker began at a very young age, starting with taking things apart simply to see how they were made, leading to a career in high-end construction with detours in furniture design and welding. Wine is no different, as Chris began his career in the wine industry by planting a small backyard vineyard. Driven by his passion for wine, food, and creating a lasting experience, Chris found his calling as Facility Operations Manager for Sextant Wines.

Philanthropy

Just as a vineyard is improved by tending the soil, we feel giving back to our community is a pivotal aspect of who we are. To contact us about a worthy cause in need of a sponsorship or donation, please review our Philanthropy Policy. And while we wish we were able to accommodate all requests, we do promise to review and respond within two weeks.

Casa Chapter, San Luis Obispo

Sextant Wines proudly stands with area vintners at the annual Rendezvous, a casual evening of elegance to support CASA of San Luis Obispo County, where we raise our glasses filled with incredible wines and toast for an incredible cause. CASA of San Luis Obispo County advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system.

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The Actors Fund

The Actors Fund is the national nonprofit human services organization that provides for the welfare of all entertainment professionals in film, theater, television, music, opera, and dance--both performers and those behind the scenes. Its broad spectrum of programs include comprehensive social services, health services, supportive and affordable housing, employment and training services, skilled nursing and assisted living care, and emergency grants for essential needs.

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

JDRF was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with type 1 diabetes - a disease that strikes children, adolescents and adults suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. With a mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research, JDRF has provided more than $1.3 billion to diabetes research worldwide. More than 85% of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

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Junior League of Bakersfield

Our passion for the well being of others, especially children, is honored annually at Wine Fest, as we proudly support our ‘hometown’ Junior League of Bakersfield. JLB actively seeks to impact the community through direct service programs and their current focus of child welfare reflects commitment to serving the needs of those in the community. JLB projects focus on improving the lives of women and children in the community by providing volunteers, training and funding to non-profit organization in Kern County.

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Mission College Preparatory

Incredible wines for an incredible cause is the vision of Mission Wines, created by Nancy and Craig Stoller to benefit students at our local Mission College Prep. Local vintners and local restaurants working together to benefit our students. Missio is Latin for “Mission” which not only represents the school name, but the mission to invest, love, and set a foundation for students to build on for a lifetime. The knowledge that each bottle sold supports Mission Prep makes every sip taste even better.

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SLOPOA

We believe a strong foundation is what every child deserves, and together with the San Luis Obispo Police Officers Association (SLOPOA) we are excited to foster that possibility for our area youth. The SLOPOA Scholarship Fund aims to maximize the opportunity for children in need (ages 0-18) in the San Luis Obispo community to participate in extracurricular activities in athletics, the arts, and academia by funding their tuition, enabling them to become positive community members both today and in the future.

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Women and Girls (W&G) Fund of Bakersfield

The mission of the W&G Fund is to transform the lives of women and girls in Kern County by mobilizing the power and passion of women working together, with a focus on education, endowment, and empowerment. Nancy Stoller, founding committee member and contributor to the fund proudly supports the Wine, Women and Art event held annually at Ice House Framing and Gallery. The Women's & Girls Fund is primarily a volunteer effort supported by Kern Community Foundation and guided by the leadership of the Vision Committee and Community Advi

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