Art of the Vineyard

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For Immediate Release

Carmody McKnight Estate Winery Challenges Wine Industry
to respect Science, Health and History

Actor/artist/vintner Gary Conway launches website underscoring 40 years of scientific discoveries from legendary West Paso Robles Vineyard.

Paso Robles, CA, 7/27/20/e-release—Carmody McKnight Estate Winery in Paso Robles, with proprietors actor/artist Gary Conway and former Miss America Marian McKnight Conway, announced the launch of a new website to deliver a true to nature narrative of a celebrated family-farming epoch, unprecedented university-directed soil nutrient studies connecting terroir to flavors and health, and to return to science-based, honest and traditional winemaking practices. The website content encompasses the healthy essence and purpose of wine, and includes:

12 articles posted, with more being developed in conjunction with Gary Conway, whose works include best-seller: Art of the Vineyard.

40-year family farming history beginning with harrowing 1968 helicopter crash on West Paso Robles ranch.

Revelations of surviving the pandemic Phylloxera and other vineyard diseases, with direct implications for human pandemics and immunity. Reliable disease defense ultimately derives from necessary nutrients and climate.

Renown climatologist explaining the disruptive and rapid disappearance of the Mediterranean climate and how West Paso Robles is one of the few and fortunate Mediterranean climate viticultural regions remaining.

“We are in the age of accumulating crises and pandemics,” said Gary. ”Much of it attacking environmental and human health. Most of the wine industry has been in the vanguard of eco-ignorance. Those days are resoundingly over and leadership, more than ever, means leading by example. That is the destiny of Carmody McKnight.”


The West Paso Robles vineyard is the only known vineyard with volcanoes (3), producing the most nutrient rich ‘wonder-soil’ known by earth scientists.


Brent Hallock, an esteemed professor and renowned climatologist from Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo explained that with the reevaluation of grape-growing regions in light of global warming, the consensus of earth and climate scientists is that the immediate area of the Carmody McKnight vineyards in the West side of Paso Robles is the only premium wine growing region and Mediterranean climate existing in California.


About Carmody McKnight Estate Winery

Established in 1968 by actor/artist Gary Conway and former Miss America Marian McKnight Conway, Paso Robles-based Carmody McKnight is credited for pioneering the West Paso Robles AVA, now recognized as a premium viticultural region. Located seven miles from the Pacific Ocean and climatically protected by the Santa Lucia Mountains, the legendary estate vineyard experiences the sunniest days, perfect Mediterranean temperature averages, and lowest humidity of any established wine area. Through decades of university-directed studies, it is now known that the estate limestone-calcareous-montmorillonite-magmatic-igneous vineyard possesses uniquely supreme nutrient-rich soils/terroir. Carmody McKnight creates pure luxury Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc varietal wines that have earned some of the highest scores ever attained and have sold for thousands of dollars per-bottle in international auctions. Members enjoy exclusive access to limited release and library wines. More at:


Mark Elterman

Carmody McKnight Estate Wines
11240 Chimney Rock Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446