Laura Orozco will lead all winemaking functions for Paso-D'Oro, which is the Spanish phrase for "way of gold". It is meant to evoke the California sunshine that paints the hills and valleys of the Paso Robles landscape and represents the people who are drawn to the golden state, and specifically to Paso Robles, said Bill Terlato, president/CEO, Terlato Wine Group.
Orozco is also the assistant winemaker at Chimney Rock Winery, and is in her ninth harvest there. "My family is originally from Mexico," she said. "My father came to the U.S. in the early 70's to work in the vineyards and literally broke his back doing the job. That inconvenience didn't impede him because coming to California was his "way of gold" and his way of providing his family with a better future.
"The hills and valleys depicted on the Paso-D'Oro label remind me of the ups and downs we all face in life. The key is to take those learnings and create something beautiful out of them. That is what my father did and that is what I hope to do here."
Terlato has secured fruit from some of the best certified sustainable vineyards in Paso Robles including Comino, River Grove, Sunnyslope, and Truesdale, each of which offer a unique point of differentiation. Hailing from the Estrella, San Juan Creek & Paso Robles Highlands districts, these vineyards sit on the rolling hills of Paso Robles with altitudes ranging from 1,100 to 1,600 feet and each location consistently produces exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon.