As a small producer, we rely on reviewers to give a third party endorsement to readers who may not be able to taste our wine before purchasing. In the end it's our own voices and those of our consumers that guide our decisions in the cellar. The first three publications in the chart below have a first hand understanding of Paso Robles as they visit the area and taste the wines on a regular basis.



"I’d confidently place this winery among the upper tier of the Central Coast. Of particular interest to Cherry these days is working with his new, estate-grown Clairette, the southern Rhône variety that’s the backbone of many of the best examples of Châteauneuf-du-Pape blanc. Look for interesting things to happen here soon as his vines come further into maturity." 

From Paso Robles Copes, Adapts and Evolves (Nov 2017) by Josh Raynolds



"Cris Cherry has made some terrific 2015s which are certainly up with the crème de la crème of the vintage. As in the past few years, these wines see plenty of stems, yet they’re nicely integrated and balance by ample fruit."

Latest Releases from Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo County, August 10, 2017



" ...the 2013 Villa Creek Garnacha from Paso Robles made our Top 10."

Eric Asimov, September 23, 2016, In California, Grenache Packs More Than Power



"This year’s releases from Cris Cherry represent the most complex and refined wines that I have yet tasted from Villa Creek. Cherry continues to buy grapes from some of the region’s most esteemed vineyards, including James Berry, Denner and Bassetti for his current wines, all of which are made with native yeasts and aged in combinations of French oak barrels of varying size and concrete and stainless steel tanks.”

From Paso Robles: Taming the Beast (Sep 2016) by Josh Raynolds



“Winemaker Chris Cherry continues to produce a bevy of unique wines from his estate high up off of Peachy Canyon Road.”

August 2016 Review by Jeb Dunnuck



“Villa Creek's proprietors, Cris and JoAnn Cherry, consistently produce lovely wines filled with character and personality.”

From The Promise of Paso Robles by Robert Parker, Jr