AmByth is the Welsh word meaning 'forever'. Ambyth owners Phillip and Mary Hart view it as their legacy: To live and farm to their heart's content in Templeton for the remainder of their lives...but also to farm with the future in mind, and the healthy condition of our land being left behind.
AmByth Estate is Paso Robles' first and only winery to produce Demeter certified Biodynamic wines. We utilize the Biodynamic method of farming to enhance our observations of nature, and use these intimate insights as tools that allow our 20 acres of vineyards to express their true character through the grapes it produces.
At the heart of Biodynamic farming is the commitment to create a self-sustaining and diverse estate. Ambyth is a vineyard farm! A vital role to sustaining farmed land is the use of aged compost, inserted with the Biodynamic preparations, and applied yearly. This compost fertilizes, rejuvenates and enlivens the soil, creating healthy plants, balanced ecosystems and exceptional crop production. Ambyth also believe in the integration of farm animals, bees, olive trees, fruit & nut trees, vegetable gardens and landscaping with edible plants and California natives with extreme minimal-to-zero use of water.
Ambyth have 4 vineyards within the 42 acre estate, (20 planted plus 22 acres of woodlands). All vineyards are dry-farmed, head-trained, thus reducing our dependency on irrigation and energy. They are steeply sloping, requiring much of the work to be accomplished on foot. Ambyth believes all of these factors influence the depth and unique character of the wines of AmByth Estate. The vineyards: Mark’s Vineyard, StoneCross, Terrace, & PlayGround. Our varietals: Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah, Counoise, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier, & Grenache Blanc.