Halter Ranch Vineyard

Halter Ranch Vineyard is located in the heart of the Paso Robles' Westside Adelaida District.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Historic Halter Ranch is a vineyard and winery located in the heart of Paso Robles' Westside Adelaida District. California’s Central Coast Wine Country has ideal conditions for growing superior wine grapes and producing world-class wines. Tradition and innovation mix at Halter Ranch to produce Bordeaux and Rhône-style wines of the highest quality.

    The 2000-acre estate includes 281-acres under vine and the remaining land is set aside for conservation by owner Hansjörg Wyss. Mr. Wyss purchased the property in 2000, renovated Smith’s Victorian farmhouse and enlarged the vineyard. In 2011 a new production facility was completed; the state-of-the-art winery uses a multi-level gravity flow system 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 destemmer at the top level, into the tanks, and ultimately into the barrel.

    In the vineyard, we believe that healthy vines produce better grapes. The emphasis on quality in the vineyard is complemented by a commitment to environmentally responsible grape-growing practices. Farming sustainably means relying whenever possible on organic methods of fertilization, weed removal, pest control, and mildew protection. In 2008 Halter Ranch achieved the SIP Certification (Sustainability in Practice), a rigorous, third-party review which certifies the winery's commitment to sustainable practices.
  • Wines Produced
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Carignane
    Grenache
    Grenache Blanc
    Malbec
    Mourvèdre
    Petit Verdot
    Petite Sirah
    Picpoul Blanc
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Sparkling
    Syrah
    Tannat
    Tempranillo
    Viognier
    White Rhône-Style Blend
  • Events

    Sunday Session at Halter Ranch

    Sun | Sep 29, 2019
    Join us on our Tasting Room patio to enjoy wood-fired pizza by our Executive Chef from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Pizza and wine pairing flight available to purchase from $20-25. Live music by Truxton Mile from... View Event Details >

    Sunday Session at Halter Ranch

    Sun | Oct 6, 2019
    Join us on our Tasting Room patio to enjoy wood-fired pizza by our Executive Chef from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Pizza and wine pairing flight available to purchase from $20-25. Live music by Motel Drive from... View Event Details >

    Sunday Session at Halter Ranch

    Sun | Oct 13, 2019
    Join us on our Tasting Room patio to enjoy wood-fired pizza by our Executive Chef from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Pizza and wine pairing flight available to purchase from $20-25. Live music by Emily Smith from... View Event Details >

    Harvest Wine Weekend at Halter Ranch

    Fri – Sun | Oct 18 – 20, 2019
    Visit Halter Ranch during Saturday and Sunday of Harvest Wine Weekend and enjoy a food and wine pairing by Chef Paul and live music 1pm-4pm. Relax on our beautiful Tasting Room patio or take a tour of... View Event Details >

    Ancestor Dinner at Halter Ranch

    Sat | Oct 26, 2019
    Celebrate our flagship Ancestor Estate Reserve during our highly-anticipated annual Ancestor Dinner set in our Historic Barn. We are pleased to welcome Chef Daniel Bruce of the five-star Rowes Wharf, Boston... View Event Details >

    Sunday Session at Halter Ranch

    Sun | Oct 27, 2019
    Join us on our Tasting Room patio to enjoy wood-fired pizza by our Executive Chef from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Pizza and wine pairing flight available to purchase from $20-25. Live music by The Salty Suites... View Event Details >

    Wine Camp 2019

    Fri | Nov 8, 2019
    Winemakers Kevin Sass and Molly Lonborg lead campers through two geeked out seminars featuring a vertical tasting of our Block 22 Syrah and an exclusive look at the Barrel Experiment. Seminar 1: The Major... View Event Details >

    Live Music by Call Me James at Halter Ranch

    Fri | Nov 29, 2019
    Join us on the tasting room patio for live music by Call Me James from 1pm to 4pm. Large groups of eight or more, please call for reservation. View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades
  • Press

    Accolades

    • 2017 International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing, Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®), Jan 2017, Gold Medal
    • 2016 Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards, California Green Medal, Jun 2016, Green Medal (Environment)