The “KR” on our barn is a well-known landmark of old-time Paso Robles. The Kentucky Ranch was part of a 4,000 acre Spanish Land Grant until 1869 after which it became a thriving horse breeding operation. Our ranch includes the 1920’s KR barn, outbuildings, our home, barley fields, and riparian habitat for deer, coyotes, bobcats, turkeys, and the occasional mountain lion. The vineyard was planted in the Spring of 2007, it consists of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah.
Since 2004 Thacher Winery with the grasshopper label, has been handcrafting wines from superb vineyards found on the Westside of Paso Robles and in Southern Monterey County. Our boutique production of Rhone varietals and unconventional blends demonstrate local subtleties and true westside terroir. Construction of the tasting room and solar-powered winery was completed in 2008. Today, total production is up to 5,000 cases.
We welcome you daily by appointment and look forward to your visit.