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Liberty School

Liberty School
Paso Robles
USA
Phone: 805.238.6979
http://www.libertyschoolwinery.com
Contact: Austin Hope
Email: Info@hfwines.com

As a child, Charlie Wagner attended Liberty School, a grade 1-8 primary school in Rutherford, California. Years later, in 1950, Charlie Wagner and his wife, Lorna Belle Glos, built their new home using wood from the original Liberty School structure.

In 1972, the Wagner family founded Caymus Vineyards and began producing Cabernet Sauvignon. A few years later, they created a secondary wine with the purpose of offering Cabernet Sauvignon with quality, consistency and value. Wanting to commemorate the old schoolhouse, Charlie Wagner named the wine Liberty School and used its image on their label. The first vintage of Liberty School was produced in 1975, using excess fruit coming from Napa Valley that didn’t make it into the Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes were later sourced from other regions in California and even Chile.

In the mid 1980s, the Paso Robles region caught the attention of Charlie Wagner’s son Chuck as a source for good quality, value-priced Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. In the late 1980s, the Wagners met Chuck Hope and his brother Paul, who had already been growing grapes in Paso Robles since 1980. As the growers for Liberty School over the years, the Hope family helped give the brand a sense of place and a home in Paso Robles, and together the Hope and Wagner families worked towards solidifying Liberty School’s solid reputation for quality and value.

In 1996, the Hope family acquired the label and began producing Liberty School in Paso Robles. Since then, the Hope family has added Liberty School Chardonnay and Cuvée to the brand. The wines are comprised of fruit from over 50 independent, family-owned Paso Robles and Central Coast vineyards, some of which were developed by the Hope family, and are made in a traditional style: fruit-driven, barrel-aged and crafted to reflect true varietal and regional character.

Winemaker: Jason Diefenderfer

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Liberty School Zinfandel 2010
Liberty School Zinfandel 2010

Pasa Robles, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015

Heavenly Hamburger Wine

 

LCBO: 41095  Check Stock

SAQ: 10709021  308 in stock

91/100

$18.95

Liberty School Syrah 2009
Liberty School Syrah 2009

California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016

Best Beef Wine

 

LCBO: 942383  2200 in stock

SAQ: 10355454  249 in stock

88/100

$18.95

Liberty School Syrah 2011
Liberty School Syrah 2011

Paso Robles, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016

Best Beef Wine

 

LCBO: 942383  2200 in stock

SAQ: 10355454  249 in stock

90/100

$18.95

Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Paso Robles, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2015

 

LCBO: 738823  Check Stock

SAQ: 856567  1031 in stock

ANBL: 815696  321 in stock

90/100

$17.95

Liberty School Zinfandel 2007
Liberty School Zinfandel 2007

California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2014

 

LCBO: 41095  Check Stock

SAQ: 10709021  308 in stock

90/100

$18.95

Liberty School Chardonnay 2013
Liberty School Chardonnay 2013

Central Coast, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2017

Remarkable Roast Chicken Wine

 

LCBO: 960120  433 in stock

BC: 288241  Check Stock

SAQ: 719443  272 in stock

89/100

$18.95

Liberty School Syrah 2005
Liberty School Syrah 2005

California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 942383  2200 in stock

SAQ: 10355454  249 in stock

88/100

$17.95

Liberty School Syrah 2011
Liberty School Syrah 2011

Central Coast, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2017

Magnificent Meat Pizza Wine

 

LCBO: 942383  2200 in stock

SAQ: 10355454  249 in stock

87/100

$18.95

Liberty School Syrah 2012
Liberty School Syrah 2012

Central Coast, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2017

Heavenly Hamburger Wine

 

LCBO: 942383  2200 in stock

SAQ: 10355454  249 in stock

88/100

$18.95

Liberty School Rosé 2012
Liberty School Rosé 2012

California, United States

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 276667  Check Stock

$16.95

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