Eden Canyon's vineyards were planted in 1996 in the Paso Robles area. The vineyard is nine acres altogether, and produces about three tons of fruit per acre. The winery specializes in Cabernets, but also produces two red blends, "Suerte" (Cabernet, Syrah, and old-vine Zinfandel) and "Jolie" (85 percent estate Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 percent Merlot).
THe cellar specializes in blended red wines, like Deep 6, a six varietal blend. Current releases include: Zinfandel from Sonoma County, Syrah from Dry Creek, as well as Rose, and Pinot Noir. Future releases (Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Verdot, and Deep 6) can be purchased from the barrel, 40 percent before bottling. The winery also features occasional art shows in its tasting room.
Takara produces a variety of sake, including: Junmai (made from rice, water, and culture) and Tokubetu-Junmai (made from highly-polished rice, water and culture), Ginjo (from rice polished 40 percent or more), Dai-Ginjo (from rice polished 50 percent or more), Nama (unpasteurized), Nigori (unfiltered), Kimoto & Yamahai (made using traditional ancient methods), Honjozo (with added alcohol), and Genshu (undiluted sake). Takara also makes several flavored sakes, plum wines, shochu, mirin, and vodka. There are two flights available for tasting, a variety course, and a connoisseur course. Visitors can also tour the sake museum and learn about the traditional 19th century sake-making methods.
About 1,000 cases a year of Zinfadel, Sangiovese, Syrah, Grenache, and other blended red wines are produced at Urbano Cellars' Berkeley winery.