Halter Ranch Vineyard

Paso Robles, CA

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  • Winery and Cave Tour ComplimentaryGROUP SIZE 1 - 14

    Daily

    Tours start at our Tasting Room, overlooking our SIP Certified vineyard. En route to the winery, we will talk about sustainable farming and the art of viticulture. At the winery, we embark on the path a grape takes through our cutting edge winery facility. Groups of 10 – 14: $15/pp non-refundable upon reservation, reservations required 24 hours in advance. For groups of 10 or more please call the tasting room. 805-226-9455, ext. 14 Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Excursion Tour $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Awarded Best Vineyard Experience by Sunset Magazine, this two-hour excursion begins with a circumnavigation of our historic ranch in a restored 1984 Land Rover Defender 110. You’ll see the pond, wildlife corridors, and all 281 acres of vineyards. Each stop will feature wine tasting all while enjoying the breathtaking scenery. Take in the view from Lion’s Ridge, the highest point in the vineyard. End with a stop under the famed Ancestor Oak Tree where you will taste our Reserve Ancestor wine. Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Reserve Tasting $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 10

    Fri | Sat | Sun

    With our seated Reserve Tasting, you will enjoy learning about the evolution of our Reserve and Estate wines throughout the years. From current releases to well-aged vintages, this is an exclusive and educational experience you won’t forget. As part of this elevated tasting, an individual cheese and charcuterie board will be provided for each guest. *Please bring a jacket as the caves can be quite chilly for temperature control of our barrels. *Your reservation will be charged within 24 hours. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Vineyard Walking Tour $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 12

    Daily

    Join us for a leisurely guided walk through our vineyards and learn about the rich history of our estate and our sustainable approach to farming practices. Get your feet in the dirt, and fresh Paso Robles air in your lungs on this one hour walk. Conclude with a tasting of our current release wines in our beautiful tasting room. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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About Halter Ranch Vineyard

Historic Halter Ranch is a vineyard and winery located in the heart of the Paso Robles Adelaida District. Tradition and innovation mix at Halter Ranch to produce Bordeaux and Rhône wines of the highest quality.

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Halter Ranch recently expanded to include a new winery facility and tasting room. Multi-level, the winery utilizes gravity flow in all aspects of the winemaking process. Gravity flow allows the winemaker to handle the fruit in the gentlest way possible, without pumping, from the de-stemmer at the top level, into the tanks, and ultimately into the barrel.

Our focus is on 100 percent estate grown fruit and sustainable farming. The estate vineyard sits amidst the beautiful 2000-acre ranch. The vineyard was established by the previous owner in 1996 and has since been expanded to its present 281 acres. The vines occupy the steepest, most south-facing slopes on the property, which reach an elevation of 1,800 feet and provide excellent water drainage and sun exposure. These slopes are also rich in limestone, a feature of many of the world’s finest vineyards.

Three special tours which showcase the stunning Halter Ranch property are available by reservation. The Winery and Cave Tour, Barrel Tasting Tour and the award-winning three-hour Excursion Tour which circumnavigates the property and includes a private tasting.

Guests can also visit the beautiful new Halter Ranch Tasting Room which was opened in February 2016 and is located adjacent to the winery. The building sits between blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Grenache. Floor to ceiling windows in the central tasting room provide panoramic views of the property.

Take a tour or just sit back and relax in the tasting room and enjoy wine by the glass or bottle. A selection of deli items, nonalcoholic beverages and merchandise are also available for purchase. As of January 1, wine tasting fee is $20 per person, waived with two bottle purchase. Groups of 10 – 14: $20/pp non-refundable upon reservation, reservations required 24 hours in advance. Groups of 15 – 25: $25/pp non-refundable upon reservation, reservations required 24 hours in advance.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Corporate Events
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Historic Building
  • Olive Orchard
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
  • Weddings
Experiences

  • Cave Tour
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Carignane
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Grenache
  • Malbec
  • Mourvedre/Mataro
  • Petit Verdot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Picpoul Blanc
  • Rosé
  • Syrah
  • Tannat
  • Tempranillo
  • Viognier
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Boss
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen J. Member Since 4/19/2017Evil Stepmother
Johnson on 10/27/18 2:15 PM

We has a wonderful time. The employees were awesome. The view and surroundings well outstanding and the wine was perfect.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian G. Member Since 10/7/2015My BFF
Excursion Tour on 5/05/18 10:00 AM

Hands down BEST wine experience in Paso. The Halter Ranch Excursion Tour is a MUST!! It's a lovely outing driving in the Defender learning about the history of the ranch and getting an intimate glimpse into the winemaking process from vine to bottle. There are a few tastings sprinkled throughout the tour with a formal tasting at the end! Be sure to opt for the cheese plate!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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