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Hearst Ranch Winery

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Address: 442 SLO San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
Phone Number:
+1 805-927-4100
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

The hand-crafted vintages of Hearst Ranch Wines have been brought to life...

The hand-crafted vintages of Hearst Ranch Wines have been brought to life by the collaboration of sound agricultural practices, impeccable winemaking and the philanthropic involvement of Steve Hearst and Jim Saunders.

Tasting Room Open Daily 11a.m. to 5p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day

Located on the coast in the historic Sebastian's General Store, we are housed alongside Sebastian's Cafe and the San Simeon Post Office. Grab a sandwich at Sebastian's Cafe, and join us for a wine tasting!

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Much needed lunch stop!

After visiting the castle and the elephant seals we were HANGRY! So we stopped into the ranch winery for lunch. The cheeseburger was one of the best we have ever had. Beef from... read more

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the castle and the elephant seals we were HANGRY! So we stopped into the ranch winery for lunch. The cheeseburger was one of the best we have ever had. Beef from the ranch (can't get fresher than that) . It was so juicy we needed many napkins. We also tried the fish burger and again loved the taste.... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been biking. Stopped for lunch. Sat on the porch with excellent sandwiches and a shared bottle of Syrah from the tasting bar. What a fun lunch.

Thank Richard R
San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cool tasting room. Visited the other Hearst Ranch Winery location a couple years ago, and loved it, so was happy to have the chance to finally stop in here. The wines were very good. My favorites, which I decided to purchase, were their award winning Merlot and the 2014 Petit Syrah - really amazing. All the staff, especially Edel,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

My wife and I needed a stop today and this was an awesome experience . The gentleman that served us was knowledable and personable and the wine was awesome. Please take the time to stop ...

Thank Mitch P
Beverly Hills, California
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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Don't let the name fool you, it's not a tourist trap wine, they actually have legitimate and professionally blended wines here. You can wine taste for $10 or $15 depending on the menu. The staff is generous and polite. Thanks for the great wine and the great time!

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

My aunt and cousin, friend and her daughter, and I visited the Heart Ranch Winery right after a few hours at Hearst Castle. The wine tasting set up is in one room while counter service food is on the other side. Only my aunt and I were drinking so we grabbed a spot at the bar and had two great... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Cute cafe, gift shop, and winery. Offers lots of neat gifts and wine tasting from the Hearst Winery. Beef from the farm for sale, as well as snacks and gourmet meats and cheeses. Looks like they serve a healthy burger! Worth the stop.

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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Once Again Back To My Favorite Wine Tasting Room. Within The Quaint Town Of San Simeon, Hearst Ranch Winery Best!! Fantastic Variety Of Wines. This time we had the chance to meet the owner she was a very nice lady our wine server was quite helpful with out tasting menu, this place is top notch all the way for a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Tasted some great wines and purchased a couple of bottles with the tasting fee waived. Server was very friendly and knowledgeable. One of the bottles we purchased was a very nice Chardonnay for about $25. When we said we were going to purchase that, our server gave us a sample of a gold medal Chardonnay they had for $55. It... More 

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Livermore, Colorado
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

A special place on so many levels: great wines that bring me back time and time again. Location steps away from a special harbor with pier where you can see blue-green water and if you're lucky some sea life (whales!). Directly across from Hearst Castle which is an architectural masterpiece and after touring it, you'll need a rich refreshment! And... More 

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