HEARST RANCH Winery2018-01-06T03:25:32+00:00

Project Description

Website
www.hearstranchwinery.com

Social

Address
442 SLO San Simeon Road
San Simeon, 93452

Phone
805.467.2241
Fax
805.467.2245

Address
19215 Highway 46 East
Cholame, 93461

Phone
805.467.2241

E-mail
Info@hearstranchwinery.com

Hours
Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily

Tasting Fee
$10 (waived with wine purchase)

Holiday Hours

Nov 24:Closed
Dec 24:11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dec 25:Closed
Dec 31:11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Jan 1:Closed

Our fine wines uphold the HEARST RANCH Legacy of Quality. We produce Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Late Harvest Zinfandel, Cuvée Red, Cuvée White, Rosé and our Barrel Select Cuvée “The Point”!

Neighboring the elephant seals and zebras, our unique tasting room is at the foot of Hearst Castle in the historic Sebastian’s General Store, Old San Simeon Village. Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily. 442 SLO San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452. 805.927.4100. E-mail: Info@HearstRanchWinery.com – www.HEARSTRANCHWINERY.com.

VINEYARD PROFILE

HEARST RANCH Winery- San Simeon

Overview
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.
After years of producing an abundance of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, new scions of Tempranillo, Malbec, and Petit Verdot were grafted to the well-established Cabernet Sauvignon vines. This “experiment” has proven to be successful as this vineyard produces award winning wines from the new varietals. Presently, Saunders Vineyard is composed of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Tempranillo. The vines are trained to a vertical shoot positioning trellis to optimize vine vigor, capacity, and interior canopy micro-climate.Vineyard Description
58.40 acres
Planted in 1994
E-W and N-S
10X6 and 11X6
Irrigated
Arbuckle-Positas, Rincon Clay Loam, Naciemento Los-Osos
0-20%
SSW
Hand HarvestedVarietals Grown

Malbec 8.40
Petit Verdot 18.60
Petite Sirah 16.40
Syrah 11.50
Tempranillo 3.50