Many folks fantasize of running a winery when they retire. Frank decided to pursue
his dream while still in his twenties. Leaving his blue-collar career behind, he
searched for the perfect locale. In 1998 and only 28 years old, Frank purchased 50
acres for the new vineyard. The chosen spot? The foothills of Hollister, in San Benito
County towards the northern end of California’s sprawling Central Coast region.
Léal recognized that here was a perfect synthesis of climate, soils, and people for
producing truly great wines.