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 Filipponi's, Rossi's, and Wittstrom's. 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 that embraces the local fare of our community. Wine and food can be enjoyed daily on our outdoor patio or in the Tasting Room.
  • Wines Produced
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Chardonnay
    Malbec
    Merlot
    Nebbiolo
    Petit Verdot
    Petite Sirah
    Pinot Noir
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Sangiovese
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Syrah
    Viognier
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    Ancient “Geeks”: White Wine Tasting Experience

    Fri | Aug 2, 2024
    Geek out with Assistant Winemaker, Patrick Doyle in an interactive seminar on Ancient Peaks collection of white wines! Learn about the winemaking technique and taste through food pairings from the Ancient... View Event Details >

    Renegades & Outlaws Party at Ancient Peaks

    Fri | Sep 6, 2024
    Come and celebrate 250 years of the historic Santa Margarita Ranch with us at our Renegades & Outlaws event! This event is open to the public! In the spirit of the Wild West, we will dance, eat tacos,... View Event Details >

    Walk for Cancer in Wine Country

    Sun | Oct 20, 2024
    Thank you to all who joined us in raising funds the past two years. Together, we raised over $25,000 and we are looking forward to another year! We invite you to walk through the vineyard on Santa Margarita... View Event Details >

    Harvest Winemaker Dinner

    Sat | Oct 26, 2024
    You are invited to gather in the heart of Margarita Vineyard for an exclusive dinner and wine pairing event led by our founding winemaker, Mike Sinor. An elegant five-course menu was carefully crafted... View Event Details >