Old Oak Vineyard

Paso Robles

Lone Madrone


In 1976 Pasquale and Leona Mastantuono (shortened to Mastan) purchased 65 acres on Willow Creek from Ernie and Ina Beth Claassen who had inherited the property from their parents. The Mastons secured Zinfandel cuttings from the Paul Mason Vineyard in Soledad supplemented with some cuttings from Geno’s Nursery in Madera and planted them in 1977.

Cathy and Dave Colmar were the owners of a 40 acre ranch on Willow Creek with 15 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. Old Oak Vineyard was appropriately named after a beautiful and enormous live oak estimated to be in excess of 500 years of age which still stands proudly at the top of the hill.

When Leona Mastan listed her property on the market in early 2007 the Colmars purchased the ranch , sold their ranch, moved a mile down the road on Willow Creek. The entrance to the property is lined with a canapé of beautiful oaks (although none as old as the original) along Sheep Camp Creek and the property quickly became a passion and a project for the Colmars while retaining the name.

Source: Lone Madrone


Head trained dry farmed and Certified CCOF organic