Hand-harvested from Saunders Vineyard in Paso Robles, Hearst Ranch Winery grapes embody the flavors, hues, and aromas of Paso Robles, a now famous AVA (American Viticultural Area).

Located across Highway 1 from the Hearst Castle Visitor’s Center inside historic Sebastian’s General Store, the Hearst Ranch Winery tasting room beckons visitors to enjoy our vintages of Chardonnay, Rosé, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Late Harvest Zinfandel and our Red Cuvée, White Cuvée and Barrel Select Cuvée blends.

While it still serves as a general store and cafe to tourists, campers and sport fishing enthusiasts, historic Sebastian’s is also the gathering place to sample the wines of Hearst Ranch Winery and enjoy café style meals featuring Hearst Ranch Beef. Visitors and locals boast about this hidden treasure located near William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach, and world-famous Hearst Castle.


Taste our award-winning wines, enjoy the sights of Old San Simeon Village, and relive a little history by visiting the Hearst Ranch Winery’s tasting room in Sebastian’s General Store.

Hearst Ranch Winery Wines:

2011 WHITE WINE, “THREE SISTERS CUVÉE”—The nose of our 2011 Three Sisters Cuvée is driven by apricot, violet and white peach. The front end of the flavor profile is dominated with peach and nectarine flavors that transition to mild back end acidity with lingering flavors of orange zest.

Silver Medal—Sunset International Wine Competition-2013
Silver Medal—Monterey Wine Competition-2013

2011 CHARDONNAY, “GLACIER RIDGE”—Aromatically, our 2011 Glacier Ridge Chardonnay is driven by bright citrus and peach with underlying hints of mango and vanilla.

GOLD MEDAL – LA International Wine Competition -2013
91 POINTS – LA International Wine Competition – 2013
Silver Medal – Central Coast Wine Competition – 2013
Silver Medal – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – 2013
Silver Medal- San Francisco International Wine Competition-2013
Silver Medal- Long Beach Grand Cru- 2013

2012 ROSÉ WINE, “JULIA”—The aromatics of Julia are driven by peach, pineapple and passion fruit with a hint of gardenia and strawberry.

2011 RED WINE, “THREE SISTERS CUVÉE”—The aromatics of our Three Sisters Cuvée are driven by strawberry and toffee with background subtleties of bacon fat, black pepper and floral notes. Upfront, the flavor profile begins with cherry, strawberry, vanilla, and candy-esque flavors supported by refreshing front-end acidity.

Best of Class of Other Rhone Style Blends—Central Coast Wine Competitio-2013

2010 TEMPRANILLO, “CHILEANO”—Our Tempranillo is driven by ripe cherry aromas with hints of mocha and strawberry. Tame acidity and varietal fruit flavors on the palate allow our Chileano to drink well out of the gates and for the next 2-4 years.

Silver Medal—Central Coast Wine Competition-2013

2010 CABERNET FRANC, “LONE TREE”—Our 2010 Lone Tree exhibits genuine aromas of red currant, crushed black pepper, leather, game, and layers of chocolate cocoa.

Best of Class of Region—Sacramento State Fair Commercial Wine Competition-2013
Silver Medal—Central Coast Wine Competition-2013

2010 MALBEC, “BABICORA”—Aromatically, Babicora is layered with rich black fruits laden with tropical notes such as passion fruit and lychee nut. Babicora is stylistically similar to Argentinian Malbecs, with a flavor profile driven by front end blackberry jam flavors

2010 MERLOT, “PICO CREEK”—The 2010 Pico Creek Merlot is the poster child for balance. Garnet in color with astounding clarity and medium intensity, Pico Creek showcases classic Merlot aromas of cherry, plum, raspberry, cigar box, black pepper, with a nice inclusion of French oak.

95 point & Best of Class—Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition-2013
Chairman’s Best of Class—Long Beach Grand Cru 2013

2011 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, “BUNKHOUSE”—The lengthy finish is structured with beautiful grippy tannin than that helps structure the delicious black fruit and cassis found in the most meticulously farmed Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon.

2011 PETITE SIRAH, “THE PERGOLA”—The Pergola is testimony in the glass, with dark purple and blackish hues. Our 2011 Petite Sirah releases seductive blueberry, coffee, blackberry and dried violet aromas with each swirl in the glass.

Gold Medal—Central CoastWineCompetition-2013

2011 BARREL SELECT RED CUVÉE, “THE POINT”—The lovely aromatics are driven by cassis and raspberry, with beautiful subtleties of leather, herbs du Provence, and balanced toasty French oak.

2011 ZINFANDEL, “CARPOFORO”—Our 2011 Zinfandel is not meant for the faint of heart. Brambly aromas of blackberry and raspberry are framed by cinnamon and oak subtleties.

Best of Class of Region—Sacramento State Fair Commercial Wine Competition-2013
Gold Medal—Sacramento State Fair Commercial Wine Competition-2013

2010 LATE HARVEST ZINFANDEL, “ENCHANTMENT”—Herbaceous red fruit and chocolate kick off the flavor profile and are supported with a nice raspberry mid palate that fades to lengthy finish dominated by oak, cinnamon, and maple flavors beneath the beautiful dried fruit.

Silver Medal—Central Coast Wine Competition-2013