Hearst Ranch Winery

Hearst Ranch Winery: History in the Making

About

The fruit from California’s Central Coast vineyards is among the finest in the world. Blend in the talent of our winemaker and you get Hearst Ranch Wines, exhibiting the excellence that is a testimony to the “Legacy of Quality™” - synonymous with the Hearst tradition.

Location Description

Taste with us at either of our tasting room locations on California's beautiful Central Coast.

The Tasting Room at Sebastian's in San Simeon:

442 SLO San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
(805) 927.4100

Our New Secondary Location - The Tasting Room at Jack Ranch:

19215 Hwy 46 East, Cholame, CA 93461
(805) 238.9400

Contact

Fax: 805.467.2245

Features

  • Our mission is to offer our fans a "Legacy of Quality" in the wines we produce.

Additional Information

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Average Bottle Price

$ 30

Winemaker

Adam is one of the most accoladed winemakers in California, with Best-of-Show wins at the most prestigious wine competitions in the world including the L.A. International Wine Competition where he is the only three time winner of this respected wine competition. In 2005, Adam was named “Winemaker of the Year” in the Sacramento Bee and was also named “One of the Top Five Winemakers” in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2006. Earlier in 2012, Adam was ranked #69 on IntoWine.com’s “100 Most Influential People in the US Wine Industry”.

History

In the early 1990s, it became clear to Jim and Debi Saunders that their newly purchased 90-acre ranch could be the realization of their dream of owning and farming their own vineyard. Soil testing and site evaluation began within a year of purchasing the Saunders ranch. The clay loam soils of these South and West facing hills were discovered to be ideal for farming wine grapes. The meso-climate of Eastern Paso Robles was a perfect site to farm Syrah and Petite Sirah. Initial planting began in 1993, with the development of Syrah and Petite Sirah.

In just three years, the vineyard was contracted to Smith and Hook, where Jim Saunders met Winemaker Jeremy Leffert. New scions of Tempranillo, Malbec, and Petite Verdot were grafted to the well-established Cabernet Sauvignon.

Presently, Saunders Vineyard is composed of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Petite Verdot, Malbec, and Tempranillo. The vines are trained to a vertical shoot positioning trellis to optimize vine vigor, capacity, and interior canopy micro-climate.

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Hours

The Tasting Room at Sebastian's in San Simeon: Open Daily 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM $10.00 per person to taste, tasting fee waived if bottle of wine is purchased Holiday Hours: Closed Thanksgiving Day Open 11AM-3PM Christmas Eve Closed Christmas Day Open 11AM-3PM New Years Eve Closed New Years Day Our New Secondary Location - The Tasting Room at Jack Ranch: Open Daily 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM $15 per person w/cheese pairing $10 per person w/out cheese pairing, $10 waived with the purchase of a botle of wine Holiday Hours: Closed Easter Sunday Open 10AM-2PM Fourth of July Closed Thanksgiving Day Open 10AM-3PM Christmas Eve Closed Christmas Day Open 10AM-3PM New Years Eve Closed New Years Day

Address

442 SLO San Simeon Road
Paso Robles, California 93452
United States

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