Four Sisters Ranch

About

A family-owned and operated for over twenty-five years. We are thrilled to expand our operation to a beautiful new tasting room and event space, where our unique hilltop location offers breathtaking views of surrounding vineyards and hills. It's the perfect spot to take in the sunset, sip and savor our award-winning wines, or host your next event. In our newly opened tasting room, we are very excited to offer a series of hand-crafted, limited-edition wines, which will be available exclusively in our tasting room. In addition to our award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, we will offer Sauvignon Blanc, Méthode Champenoise California Sparkling Wines, Zinfandel, Merlot, Malbec, and a versatile red blend, with new varietals being added in the next harvest! To allow you to better enjoy our gorgeous picnic areas and expansive views, we also have a number of food items for sale, including fresh cheeses, charcuterie, local olive oils, nuts and other snack items, drinks, and crackers (including organic, gluten-free options). We look forward to welcoming you to our tasting room very soon!

Location Description

Four Sisters Ranch is located 7 miles from Utopia in the Texas Hill Country, between Garner State Park and Lost Maples State Natural Area.

Features

  • “the best view of any vineyard in the region.” — The New York Times

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History

Twenty-five years ago, with unbounded enthusiasm, we transformed beautiful land with rolling hills and oak trees into a vineyard called Oak Creek Vineyard. There was no well, no electricity to pump the water, no irrigation pipes, no trellises or drip lines, and no grape plants when we began. We carefully observed and learned from the development of that vineyard the necessary steps to create a vineyard that consistently provides grapes for award-winning wines. With this success, we were able to purchase much additional land on the Estrella River bank in the Paso Robles AVA. After years of attending viticulture classes and working with experienced professionals and consultants, we started developing Four Sisters Ranch into the vineyard and winery that exists today. We now have 450 acres of vineyards planted on 710 acres of land!
Serena & Michael in the vineyard.

Serena & Michael in the vineyard.

From putting in our first irrigation pipes, to choosing the clones and trellises, to supervising the harvest and the wine production, we were (and still are) “hands-on” in making these wines come to life. We selected the land, evaluated the soils, decided on the rootstocks and clones, chose the spacing of the rows, type and adjustment of the trellising, irrigation systems, and canopies to allow just the right amount of light and air to bring the grapes to their highest potential. We also decided on fertilization, watering, thinning of the plants, timing of the harvest, selection of the winemakers, and fine-tuning of the wines to achieve premium quality. We are very passionate about our wines and are thrilled to welcome you to our winery to share them with you. Stop by soon!
The Promise of Paso Robles

Endless articles have been published on the wonderful wines of Paso Robles and we truly believe this to be the next great wine region. Acclaimed wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. believes that the Paso Robles AVA along the Central Coast shows some of the greatest potential in all of the state. In fact, Wine Spectator Magazine continues to choose Paso Robles wines as some of their top picks in the world and Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Paso Robles the 2013 Wine Region of the Year!

Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles is an optimal area for growing hearty grapes and is especially acclaimed for its Rhône grape varietals, such as Syrah. Paso Robles, sometimes called "the new Napa", is known for its favorable microclimates and varying soils from the west side to the east side. Our warm days and cool nights foster the best out of these grapes and result in wines that are lengthy and richly expressive. Passion flows from our wines and we can't wait to welcome to you to our tasting room to share them with you!

The Team

The winery is owned and operated by Serena Friedman, M.D. and Michael Drucker, M.D. Four Sisters Ranch is a family affair, named after our four daughters (the "Four Sisters"): Sacheen, Elan, Toccara, and Sierra, who each contribute uniquely to our success.

Practices & Techniques

We do the best we can to care for our surrounding environment throughout the winemaking process and we continue to strive to learn the best techniques to accomplish this. In an effort to preserve the environment, we have implemented the following practices throughout our vineyards:

-Drip irrigation for our grapevines, which controls and preserves our water
-Erosion control using natural barriers
-Reduced use of pesticides
-Strategically placed owl boxes for safe and natural pest control throughout the vineyards
-Use of Weed Seeker and Rodinator equipment to control weeds and rodents without use of toxic chemicals

Awards

2015 San Diego International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL for our 2011 Serena's Vineyard Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL for our 2011 Serena's Vineyard Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
SILVER MEDAL for our 2011 Serena's Vineyard Private Reserve Syrah

2015 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL for our 2010 Serena's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 8th Annual Cabernet Shootout - Affairs of the Vine
GOLD MEDAL for our 2010 Serena's Vineyard Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Central Coast Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL for our 2009 Four Sisters Ranch Syrah

2013 Golden Bottle Awards Shanghai
Score of 86 for our Red Hat Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Central Coast Wine Competition
BRONZE MEDAL for our 2010 Four Sisters Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Orange County Fair Wine Compeition
BRONZE MEDAL for our 2010 Serena's Vineyard Private Reserve Syrah

2012 Beverage Testing Institute of Chicago
GOLD MEDAL and score of 90 for our 2010 Serena's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
SILVER MEDAL and score of 89 for our 2010 Serena's Vineyard Syrah
SILVER MEDAL and score of 88 for our 2010 Red Hat Vineyards Winemaker's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
BRONZE MEDAL for our 2012 Red Hat Vineyards Chardonnay

2011 Central Coast Wine Competition
BRONZE MEDAL for our 2005 Four Sisters Ranch Syrah

2010 Orange County Fair Wine Competition
FIRST PLACE for our 2005 Four Sisters Ranch Syrah

2010 Shanghai International Sommeliers Wine Challenge
BRONZE MEDAL for our 2005 Four Sisters Ranch Syrah

2009 Central Coast Wine Competition
BRONZE MEDAL for our 2005 Four Sisters Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon'

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Hours

Thurs-Sun: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Address

2995 Pleasant Road
San Miguel, California 93451
United States

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