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 including artisan cheese and charcuterie.
  • Wines Produced
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Petit Verdot
    Petite Sirah
    Pinot Noir
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Sauvignon Blanc
  • Events

    Book Signing & Wine Reception with Cindy Wittstrom

    Sun | Sep 24, 2023
    Join us for a special event with author and Ancient Peaks Co-Owner, Cindy Wittstrom! She will be at the Tasting Room & Café from 11am – 3pm signing copies of When The Brakes Fail: A Memoir by Cindy... View Event Details >

    Winemaker Dinner at Blue Moon Over Avila

    Mon | Sep 25, 2023
    Join Ancient Peaks Founding Winemaker, Mike Sinor, for an evening that will be sure to get your tastebuds dancing! Enjoy a delectable five-course experience, paired with select Ancient Peaks wines right... View Event Details >

    Happy Hour & Live Music at Ancient Peaks

    Thu | Sep 28, 2023
    Join us for our Happy Hour and enjoy wines by the glass or bottle, special dishes from our AP Café, and live music by Dave Tate, from 4pm – 7pm! Book your table by clicking “View Event Website”... View Event Details >

    Walk for Cancer at Santa Margarita Ranch

    Sun | Oct 22, 2023
    We invite you to walk through the vineyard on Santa Margarita Ranch to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness on Sunday, October 22, 2023. Wear pink and walk a 2-mile loop through Margarita Vineyard.... View Event Details >