Malibu is infused with a seemingly limitless amount of recreation-based activities. If you venture 300 yards north of the Topanga Canyon you will find one of Malibu’s most famous wineries, Rosenthal Estate Winery. This Pacific Coast Highway winery is located four miles inland in a scenic valley, 400 feet above the coastal fog.
In 1985, founder George Rosenthal began carefully investigating the soil, drainage and weather conditions at his private 250-acre Malibu property. He hoped to find his real estate was conducive to one day hosting a winery. Two years later, he confidently began planting his vineyard. Today the property is home to 32 acres of hillside vines. The area that the winery is located within is now known as Malibu Newton Canyon and is its own American Viticultural Area. Weather conditions within Malibu Newton Canyon are unique from other parts of Malibu, as it experiences cool evening breezes that offset warm, sunny days.
Rosenthal Estate Winery has received over 100 medals for their wines; more than 25 of these are gold medals. The winery’s Surfrider Wine Tasting Room provides visitors with the chance to sample a variety of these wines. Although Rosenthal’s Vineyard Estate itself is not open to the general public, there are opportunities available to reserve the property for special events and private tours.