The name Defiance holds a dual meaning. It is both a reference to the Faulkner family’s symbol of a falcon and the bold spirit that guides the brand.

Defiance first planted along the Creston Valley hillside in 2013. With a natural balance in the soil, terrain, and climate our terroir offers a unique and sustainable home for our portfolio of premium quality Bordeaux and Petite Sirah varieties. Defiance Vineyard captures the stunning views and laid back comfort and convenience of beautiful Central Coast.

The vineyard is run and operated by the Faulkner family, drawing on each individuals passion and expertise. It is a culmination of years of hard work, as all of the infrastructure and facilities were also built by the family. They invite you to experience their vision first hand, with a tour and a taste of Defiance Vineyard.


Bill & Cheryl




Erin Faulkner


Vineyard Management

Brian Faulkner




Brianna Carroll

Wine Club

Vincenta Faulkner


Events / Marketing