About Us

Our Inspiration


We're Vincent & Steven, the owners of 12EC Vineyard and Winery.  We take our name from Vincent's grandfather, Emil Ciriello who made wine in the cellar of his home on 12 June Street. 12EC is a loving tribute to our inspiration at growing quality grapes and making great wine.    

Our Vineyard


12EC Vineyard is part of the San Antonio Valley AVA in the Jolon Wine Corridor in Lockwood, CA, the new artisan wine country of Southern Monterey County. Located 30 miles north-west of Paso Robles, this area has hot days and cool nights, the perfect combination for Cabernet Sauvignon. We hand farm using sustainable practices as we transition to organic - no chemicals. We prune, green prune, control irrigation and hand harvest to produce the highest quality yield of small berries with excellent balance and great tannin structure.

2020 Grapes for Sale


Samples of 2019 vintage made from these grapes are available. Plan your vineyard tour to see and taste for yourself.

Price: $2,000 per ton
Quantities less than 1/2 ton considered

Clone: 4 / Root Stock: 5bb
Planted in 2002 (18 years)

Photo as of September, 2019

once around the vineyard

Take an informative, one minute video tour of 12EC Vineyard, Lockwood, California. 

Filmed Saturday, August 3, 2019.

Contact Us

Vineyard Tours & Barrel Tasting

Interested in buying grapes?  We welcome vineyard tours and barrel tastings.  Write to us to set up a visit!  

Drop us a line!