Established in 2001 by Jefferson Wilkes, J. Wilkes offers award-winning, affordable and regionally labeled wines of character and taste from around the Central Coast. Wes Hagen, AVA guru and raconteur, uses grapes from the Santa Maria Valley AVA, Sta. Rita Hills AVA and the Paso Robles Highlands AVA, but focuses on their home, the Santa Maria Valley. Hagen and his staff work to source high quality grapes and age wines to allow the vintage and specialty of each region to shine through.
J. Wilkes sells artisan wines on their website and in many retailers.