Our Story

The Wine

Dulan Wine is born out of our desire for deep connections. The connection to the people, the places, the food, and the wines that have shaped us and inspired us. Named after a Taiwanese village on the Southeastern shore, where the Pacific Ocean meets the mountains, we have chosen to honor our Taiwanese heritage with the name, Dulan. It mirrors the landscape of our vineyard in the rolling hills of Paso Robles with the same Pacific Ocean breeze. 

Dulan Wine is about bringing people together through a love for gathering. Our wines are meant to be shared with friends, new and old. With each bottle you open, we hope it ignites deeper connections over storytelling with those around you. 
After years of exporting Dulan Wine to Taiwan, we now begin our stateside journey. 

The Vineyard

The first time Leon Chen stepped foot onto the soil of Old Bailey Vineyard in 2000, he knew it was special. The old vines in limestone-rich soil and rolling hills spoke to him in a way no other vineyard had. He knew the potential to make great wines from this land. 

Located atop 1,800 foot elevation on the West Side of Paso Robles in the Willow Creek district, Old Bailey Vineyard is one of the highest elevation vineyards on the Central Coast. It is home to 15 acres of old vine Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Chenin Blanc planted in the 1960s and currently owned by the Chen family. 

The Winemaker

Our family has partnered with California winemaker, Steve Glossner, producing Westside Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Chenin Blanc for nearly three decades. Steve is an experienced winemaker with a passion for Paso Robles wines, he has earned a reputation for making wines of singular style and quality. 

Over the years, Glossner’s impressive accomplishments include his time as winemaker for Justin Vineyards and Winery, where he produced the 1994 Isosceles which was awarded the prestigious international Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Trophy for the “best blended red wine.” He also made the base wine components which were eventually blended after his departure to become the 1997 Justin Isosceles, rated as one of the Top 100 wines by the Wine Spectator in 2000. Glossner continued at Adelaida Cellars working with the unique aspects of Paso Robles Westside grapes under the eclectic style of winemaking instituted by former winemaker John Munch. And in 2002, Glossner became the Director of Winemaking at Halter Ranch, where he developed the initial wine portfolio and long-term wine program for this well-established brand from their spectacular and diverse planting of Westside estate grapes. 

Today, along with his own brands, PasoPort, Per Caso and Pendray's Distillery Steve makes wines for Dulan and a few other clients working with fruit from their estate vineyards.