Halter Ranch Vineyard

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

  • About
  • Vineyard Details
  • Varieties Grown
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Halter Ranch is a vineyard and winery located in Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast. It is protected from the ocean by the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. Halter Ranch has a rich history combined with a commitment to quality, science-driven sustainable methods, and environmental stewardship.

    Hansjörg Wyss purchased the original property in 2000, renovated the 19th-century Victorian farmhouse, and enlarged the vineyard. The estate spans over 2,700-acres, with 180-acres of sustainably produced wine grapes, 15-acres of walnuts, and organically certified 16-acres of olives.

    Halter Ranch produces 100% estate-grown Rhône and Bordeaux-style wines. Primary wines produced are a Grenache Blanc, Grenache-based Rosé, CDP (a Rhône style GSM), Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and the flagship Estate Reserve, Ancestor.

    Winner of the Environment Award, California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards.
  • Vineyard Details
    • The estate vineyard was initiated in 1996 and has since been expanded to its present 281 acres. The vines occupy the steepest, most south-facing slopes on the property, which reach an elevation of 1,750 feet, are rich in limestone and provide excellent water drainage and sun exposure.
    • First Date Planted: 1996
    • Last Date Planted: 2020
    • Row Orientations: Varied
    • Row Spacings: Varied
    • Trellis Type: Head Trained, VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning)
    • Rootstock: 1103P, 110R, 5BB, 420A
    • Irrigated/Dry Farmed: Irrigated and Dry Farmed
    • Soil Types: Primarily alluvial Monterey Series (calcareous clay and clay loam, with shale and sandstone deposits), including Ayar, Calodo, Cropley, Los Osos Variant, Nacimiento, Nacimiento-Sorrento, Sorrento, Zaca
    • Slope Description: Vines occupy the steepest, most south-facing slopes on the property as well as valley floor and one north facing.
    • Aspect: Varied
    • Harvest Method: Hand harvested & Machine Harvested
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  • Varieties Grown
    • Grenache Blanc | 6.93 acres

    • Grenache Blanc | 3.56 acres

    • Vermentino | 4.74 acres

    • Viognier | 4.5 acres

    • Grenache Blanc | 36.76 acres

    • Mourvèdre | 4.02 acres

    • Syrah Noir | 26.73 acres

    • Cabernet Sauvignon | 63.1 acres

    • Malbec | 7.14 acres

    • Petit Verdot | 16.8 acres

    • Sauvignon Blanc | 3.21 acres

    • Cabernet Franc | .75 acres

    • Alicante Bouschet | 5.32 acres

    • Carignane | 1.48 acres

    • Petite Sirah | 9.04 acres

    • Tannat | 8.88 acres

    • Tempranillo | 1.75 acres

    • Zinfandel | 3.57 acres

  • 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)