About Smoke Mountain
Smoke Mountain’s story begins with wine. Our winemaking brewer, Darren, has been farming, winemaking, and brewing for the past 10 years on his family’s avocado ranch in Ventura, CA. With a degree in Wine and Viticulture, Darren has applied his education and experience to bring fine wine and beer to the table. In addition, Darren brought his wife, Jill, and two good friends, Alex and Curtis, along for the ride. If you’re on the Smoke Mountain Team, you learn to be versatile in both brewing and winemaking methods at any given time of the year.
Currently, Smoke Mountain is only selling beer through our beer club. In 2017, we will be launching our first vintage of wine which will include Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, and Barbara.
Smoke Mountain's Estate Hopyard is located in Creston, CA within the Paso Robles AVA. We currently grow the following varietals at the hopyard: Nugget, Pacific Gem, Centennial, Columbus, Saaz, Cascade, Willamette and Chinook.
Smoke Mountain's Estate Barley Field is located in Creston, CA within the Paso Robles AVA. We currently grow four acres of two-row barley. Our goal is to produce an Estate beer to showcase the central coast terroir.