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Hearst Ranch Winery

442 SLO San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
+1 805-927-4100
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in San Simeon
Type: Wineries
Owner description: The hand-crafted vintages of Hearst Ranch Wines have been brought to life by the collaboration of sound agricultural practices, impeccable winemaking... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We pulled in for the Hearst Wine Tasting on an impulse when we saw the sign and so glad we did! Their wines are fantastic and the atmosphere is great. It was crowded when we stopped and everyone engaged in conversation about the wines, their travel experiences, where they were from, etc. Staff was very pleasant and informative; they made... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I stopped here after touring the castle for lunch and a tasting. I was a little skeptical that it might just be a fancy name on crappy wine. Boy was I wrong. The wine was great, the service was amiable and the food was delicious. The staff helped point us in the right direction for stops along... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Hearst Ranch Tasting room is located in the historic San Simeon store. The winery offers several varietals that are less common; Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Tempranillo in addition to the more typical varietals and blends. They also have estate olive oil and balsamic. They charge for the tasting but will credit the fee to the purchase of a bottle... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The tasting room and a cafe share a small bungalow with a large side patio. This is the perfect stop for refueling after touring the castle. The wine selection is outstanding, the sunshine and breeze are refreshing, and the food is pretty fulfilling.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were driving from SF to LA and only pulled off the Highway because my wife needed the bathroom, so we came across the HRW completely by accident. Great food, especially the huge burgers ! Unfortunately we didn't try the wines as we were in a hurry but the long queues for the food and the wine counter suggests that... More

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San Diego, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The portions for the burgers/sandwiches are large. One sandwich is enough for two people. I had the turkey breast sandwich with cranberry sauce and avocado..weird combo but provocatively delish! The shoestring fries are crispy and perfectly seasoned.

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granbury,tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I can't say enough about how great this place is. Wine was great and Robert Provided exceptional service. Sign up for the wine club, it's worth it. The Randolph and Three Sisters Red is the best.

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Missouri City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped by on our way up to Big Sur. The red wines selection was excellent and they allowed you to taste test the different types prior to ordering. We coupled it with the cheeseburgers and had a perfect afternoon lunch!

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stopped by Sebastian's Cafe at 4:04 pm and was told rudely that the kitchen was closed despite closing time posted at 5pm. The Winery tasting "room" is located inside the cafe. The tasting area itself is a small counter with 2 employees. There were 2 groups of tasters, and for the first 10 minutes we stood at the counter... More

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is amazing. In spite of the lengthy lines to place your order, it is well worth the wait. The sandwiches are oversize and filled with every conceivable condiment you would ant to order. After ordering, step up to the bar and enjoy some of the best wines in the area. This is a great place to stop for... More

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