Blue Rock Estate
Blue Rock was first settled by poor Italian immigrants who were drawn to work at the Italian Swiss Colony Winery down the road. Fortunately, they brought with them olive trees, vine cuttings, and knowledge of grape growing.
The stone house, winery and vineyards were built around 1880 and once housed a winery known as Villa Maria. However, prohibition brought an end to the winery and vineyards until the rebirth of the American wine industry in the late 1970's.
Blue Rock was reborn in 1987 when the rundown property was purchased by Cheryl and Kenny Kahn. The vineyard was replanted to the 5 Bordeaux varietals plus a small hillside of Syrah. The Estate consists of 100 acres and the original house, gardens and stone winery have all been rebuilt with a respect for the unique history.