“A bold wine for a bold lifestyle”

The Scoop

In Austin Hope’s younger days he was something of a troublemaker. And on those days when his school work or attitude didn’t quite live up to the family’s expectations, he was sent to the vineyards for a hard day’s work meant to teach him a lesson. Little did the Hope’s know that this childhood punishment would be the beginning of a life-long passion and career. It was in those days spent in the vineyards, the Paso Robles sun beating down and his hands in the dirt, that Austin found inspiration for his life’s journey.

Troublemaker is inspired by those early days of pushing boundaries and finding your path. Still stirring things up, we here at Troublemaker are all about challenging the status quo and embracing the journey of life. The way we see it, rules restrict our ability to create and innovate. Besides, pushing the boundaries is fun.

  • Sub AVAs

    Central Coast (Paso Robles – Creston/El Pomar/Estrella, Arroyo Grande Valley, Monterey)

  • Varietals

    Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah

  • Oak Program

    Wines were aged in oak for a minimum of 15 months and a maximum of 27 months, depending on the vintage. All barrel aging was done in French and American oak barrels.

  • Harvest Dates

    10/12/2016 – 10/13/2016, 10/2/2017 – 11/3/2017, 10/19/2018 – 11/8/2018

Visit Us

Come experience one of the top 10 cabernets in the world!

“Growing up as a Troublemaker in Paso Robles, Austin Hope wanted to create a wine that was inspired by his youth and made from varieties that flourish in the area.”

Vineyard Notes

Our Troublemaker vineyards live up to the wine they produce. They can be a bit wild and live on the edge; the edge of growing regions, of sub-AVAs and sometimes, civilization, along the Central Coast!

These lively vineyards are located on the eastern edge of the Pomar District, the outskirts of the Arroyo Grande Valley and there are rumors that Austin Hope’s very own vineyard might be in the blend.

One Syrah vineyard is located in the oak forests south east of Arroyo Grande in a remote valley. To say it is wild is an understatement. A long drive out of cellphone range where deer, snakes, bear and mountain lions rule have you knowing that it’s their land and we’re just farming it! Encountering a mountain lion is no joke and it’s happened here. Visits to this vineyard are always an adventure!

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