Hearst Ranch Winery- San Simeon

Coastal tasting room inside the Historic Sebastian's Store, down the hill from Hearst Castle.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    Hearst Ranch Winery’s San Simeon tasting room opened in 2009 inside of the historic Sebastian’s General Store Building circa 1852. Located across Highway 1 from Hearst Castle, Hearst Ranch Winery’s Sebastian’s General Store has a long and rich history in the area. Set along San Simeon Bay and steps from William Randolph Hearst State Beach, it’s fascinating to imagine a time when the building provided goods to whalers, merchants, local miners, and ranchers. Today it houses Hearst Ranch Winery’s tasting room, Sebastian’s Café and the San Simeon Post Office. Ranch horses roam in a fenced field nearby, and from the tasting room deck guests can catch peek-a-boo views of Hearst Castle perched atop the hill. Guests can enjoy wine tasting, a glass of wine or bottle from the wrap-around tasting bar inside or from the deck as they listen to the waves crash. Old wooden floors creak as guests explore the building. Historic artifacts adorn the walls, local goods and merchandise brim from the shelves. A selection of deli items, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase.

  • Wines Produced
    Bordeaux-Style Blend
    Cabernet Franc
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Petit Verdot
    Petite Sirah
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    White Rhône-Style Blend
  • Events

    Hearst Ranch Winery’s Harvest Winemaker’s Dinner

    Sat | Oct 19, 2019
    Join owners Jim and Debi Saunders at our beautiful Seaside Event Warehouse in San Simeon to celebrate Harvest Weekend with a Winemaker’s Dinner. Menu prepared by Chef Jennie Sturgeon of Trumpet Vine... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades
  • Press

    • Dec 2018 | Why California’s Paso Robles Could be the Next Bordeaux


    • 2015 Barrel Select Red Cuvee "The Point", Vinous, Sep 2018, 93 Pts
    • 2014 Three Sisters White Cuvee, Wine & Spirits, Sep 2017, 91 Points, Best Buy
    • 2015 Barrel Select Red Cuvee "The Point", Wine Enthusiast, 91 Pts
    • 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon "Bunkhouse", Wine Enthusiast, 91 PTS
    • 2016 Red Cuvee "Three Sisters", Wine Enthusiast, 90 PTS
    • 2016 Cabernet Franc "Lone Tree", Vinous, 92 PTS
    • 2015 GSM Reserve, Wine & Spirits, 92 PTS
    • 2014 Proprietor's Reserve Chardonnay, Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 92 Pts
    • 2014 "Chileno" Tempranillo, California State Fair, Gold, Best of Class of Region, 95 Pts
    • 2014 Proprietor's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Advocate, 94 + Pts
    • 2015 Pergola Petite Sirah, Vinous, 93 Pts
    • 2015 Bunkhouse Cabernet Sauvignon, Vinous, 91 Pts
    • 2015 Bunkhouse Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Advocate, 90 Pts
    • 2015 Proprietor's Reserve Chardonnay, Vinous, 92 Pts