Blackjack Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Blackjack Ranch a Five-Star rating for the production of Bordeaux varietals, specifically Billy Goat Hill Merlot and for Harmonie. Our chardonnays are from some of the finest regions.
Located on the west side of Alamo Pintado Road, between Los Olivos and Ballard, California.
- We are one of only two wineries outside Napa/Sonoma to achieve his highest ranking.
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The success of the Blackjack game enabled me to pursue my lifelong dream of planting a vineyard and building a winery as a sole proprietorship, hence, Blackjack Ranch.
It is my goal to produce wines at Blackjack Ranch that will be both pleasurable and memorable. The Ranch is planted with Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay. Rootstocks were selected primarily for low yields. The topography ranges from level to treacherously steep rolling hillsides with blocks such as Billy Goat Hill, Suicide Hill, and Hamburger's Hill (named after a Black Angus with which that hill is shared). Blackjack Ranch began production in 1997 with the 1997 Harmonie and the 1997 Chardonnay Reserve. Both of our first two releases were awarded 90 point scores from Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate. We are not aware of any other winery that has ever debuted with a red and a white both scoring 90 or better.
We have welcomed visitors to our Tasting Room since it opened on December 31, 1999.