Ancient Peaks Winery

Ancient Peaks is a family owned winery showcasing estate varietals from Margarita Vineyard.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • About
    Our estate Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles region, tucked against the Santa Lucia Mountains just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Here the vines unfold along a rare array of five distinct soil types- ancient sea bed, rocky alluvium, shale, volcanic and granitic. The resulting wines express an unmistakable sense of place with flavors that are native to Margarita Vineyard and its stand alone Santa Margarita Ranch Sub Appellation. The tectonic geological forces and cool growing region produce fruit with inherent balance, natural complexity, and rich varietal flavors.
    Ancient Peaks Winery is owned by three longtime local winegrowing and ranching families- the Filipponis, Rossis, and Wittstroms. Two generations are actively involved in the daily operations of the vineyard and winery.
    The wines are crafted under the guidance of Mike Sinor, a local winemaking veteran and one of the highest-rated winemakers on the Central Coast. Together the Ancient Peaks team is committed to making wines that honor the extraordinary character and flavors of Margarita Vineyard.
    Our downtown Santa Margarita Tasting Room & Cafe offers samplings of our wines as well as wine friendly cuisine including artisan cheese and meats.
  • Wines Produced
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Chardonnay
    Malbec
    Merlot
    Petit Verdot
    Petite Sirah
    Pinot Noir
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Syrah
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    President’s Day Weekend!

    Sat – Mon | Feb 16 – 18, 2019

    Happy Hour

    Thu | Feb 21, 2019
    Come in and enjoy extended cafe hours and wines by the glass and bottle! View Event Details >

    Art Bar with Heather Millenaar

    Sun | Mar 3, 2019
    Enjoy a Sunday Funday at Ancient Peaks Winery with a little wine to help bring out your artistic side! We are teaming up with local artist Heather Millenaar to create our own unique masterpieces. Space... View Event Details >

    Vintage Paso – Zinfandel Festival

    Fri – Sun | Mar 15 – 17, 2019
    Come celebrate Vintage Paso in our downtown Santa Margarita tasting room with complimentary sliders from our Ancient Peaks Café. As the southern-most vineyard in the Paso Robles region the wines of Ancient... View Event Details >