Tackitt Family Vineyards
A small family venture dedicated to high quality wines for all to enjoy. Paso Robles has been home to the Tackitt Family for many years. My grandfather, Mark Tackitt, was with the Paso Robles Police Department for over 28 years. My other grandfather, John Thomas, (my mother’s side) enlisted in the Army out of Creston and attended boot camp at Camp Roberts just before WWII. He retired from the Army in 1969 as a Chief Warrant Officer and settled to the Paso Robles area.
Sometime in the 1970s, my Grandfather Thomas planted about 29 Gewurztraminer vines that he had brought from Germany. Thanks to my mother, Charlotte Tackitt and grandmother, Beth Thomas, the vines are still alive and well. With my retirement from a 28-year career in the U.S. Navy coming into view, my wife, Cindy and I saw Paso Robles as a wonderful environment to start a second career in the wine industry. In 1998, Cindy and I, partnering with my dad, Boyd Tackitt, decided to take what my grandfather had started to the next level.