About Us

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live+love+léal

Léal Vineyards is more than rows of vines and fine wines. The Léal Vineyards collection of properties is a portfolio of places that reflect living the Central Coast way of life through beautiful, natural settings, agricultural sensibility, gracious hospitality and exceptional culinary and wine experiences.

Vineyards

Characterized by ideal conditions, superior grapes, and world-class wines.

Venues

Each one has a unique aesthetic and a rich sense of place.

Hotels

We’re known for our trademark gracious hospitality.

Dining

Exceptional culinary experiences in extraordinary places.

Wine

Intensely flavored, complex and award-winning wines.

The Estate

Léal Vineyards and Estate is a vineyard, winery and venue, a renowned winegrowing estate settled among 50 private acres in California's hidden wine region in the rolling northern foothills of the Central Coast region of San Benito County. The estate's rustic architecture, various acclaimed venues, intimate wedding sites and celebrated live events create an extraordinary multi-dimensional experience.

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Central Coast

Central Coast wine country has ideal conditions for growing a variety of superior wine grapes and producing world-class wines. We create wines of character and distinction that pay tribute to California's Central Coast heritage as one of the world's premier grape growing regions. Tradition and innovation mix at Léal Vineyards and Estate to produce award winning Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, to captivating blends from our estate varietals including Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Grenache, and Mourvèdre.

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Sycamore Creek Vineyards

Hollister: the perfect place to begin

With its rich variety of interwoven soils, elevations and microclimates from the Pacific Ocean not too far away, Hollister was the right place for Léal’s vineyard. San Benito County is ringed and crisscrossed by mountains and Hollister viticulture has drawn similarities to Napa's famous Yountville region.

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Our Visionary

Frank Léal - Vinter / Owner

Frank Léal is the founder, owner and winemaker of Léal Vineyards, providing the direction, resources, business acumen and determination for growth. East Coast American born Léal left his blue-collar career in Silicon Valley behind in search of a selection of sites inspired by nature, to build on his passion and appreciation for great hospitality, food and wine. While exploring the Central Coast, Mr. Léal purchased 50-acres of rolling northern foothills in San Benito County, and founded what is now known as Léal Estate Vineyards. Mr. Léal's commitment to tradition mixes with innovation that begins in the vineyard, but this is just one of his many focuses. Mr. Léal's burgeoning empire includes a portfolio of venues and new projects that reflect his vision, or as he calls it—Live+Love+Léal.