Ep 74: Small Town Guy with Big Name Winery – Hearst Ranch Winery
April 27, 2023
On the latest episode of WWTY, we’re coming to you from some beautiful estate vineyards in Paso Robles, California, where we had the pleasure of sitting down with Jim Saunders, the owner of Hearst Ranch Winery, and their winemaker, Soren Christensen.
Hearst Ranch Winery is known for their exceptional, sustainably produced wines that truly capture the essence of the land. You’re thinking, there has got to be a connection to Hearst, like Hearst Ranch, Hearst Castle, and there is. It’s a fun story, that helps you understand the partnership. So, while there is a partnership here, the winery is owned and operated by long time Paso resident Jim Saunders, who we are going to meet today.
In this interview, we delve into what makes Paso Robles such a special place for winemaking, the challenges and rewards of running a sustainable winery, and what sets Hearst Ranch Winery apart from other wineries in the area.
We also touch on the incredible history of Paso Robles and the small-town man who has been working in the area since the early ’60s. He is a true legend of the wine industry, having partnered with big names like Hearst to put their brand, and better position Paso Robles on the map.
So, whether you’re a wine enthusiast or just love a good story, this interview is for you. Sit back, relax, and join us for this fascinating conversation with Jim Saunders and Soren Christensen of Hearst Ranch Winery.
We’re excited to bring you another Travel Paso Spotlight on today’s episode. Our guest is Susi Griffiths from Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, who will share with us their extensive inventory of over 150 houses of all sizes available to rent for your next visit to Paso Robles. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a group retreat, Paso Robles Vacation Rentals has something for everyone. For more information, be sure to check out their website at www.PasoStay.com
For anything else related to planning your next visit to Paso Robles, head to www.TravelPaso.com
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