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Hearst Ranch Winery

442 SLO San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
805-927-4100
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in San Simeon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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. « less
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Austin, Texas, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Good stop with great views of the castle. Did not go to castle but sure enjoyed the wine. Tasting area was not busy but the restaurant really was. Big line out door. Food did look good and they had lots of seats outside. Bought some wine and we were off!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Stopped here before heading to the elephant seal rock, then big sur on our trip up the coast. We didn't have enough time to do Hearst Castle so did a wine tasting instead. The Cab Franc was delicious! My only suggestion is I wished they had a pamphlet or people that worked at the winery could have shared some history... More

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San Clemente, California, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This winery is located off of Hwy 1. A nice stopover after a backpacking trip to Big Sur! After a few years of purchasing 6 bottles of wine every time we stopped in,I have finally decided to become a Wine Legacy Club member. I have introduced many of my friends to their wine selection. All so far are very pleased!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stopped at the winery after going to Hearst Castle. The wines a good. The parties that the winery put on all sound like fun. We live in Ohio, I am good with getting the wine. If you are near the winery that time to visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We visited because of some buy one get one free vouchers. It was easy to find and the staff was very nice. However, the location is right next to a restaurant that is always packed hence to get in is a bit of a challenge. Once inside, the tasting area is also small so you have to manage to squeeze... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We love traveling to wine country, primarily the Paso Robles area, but this time we were staying in Cambria, and decided to head up the road. We stopped at Hearst Ranch Winery, after I had done my homework online to check out their wines. It's located in the Sebastian General Store in San Simeon, so it has a very rustic... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Stumbled into the winery after lunch at Sebastian's. They share the same property. Very nice people and after tasting the wine we joined the wine club. People are very friendly and knowledgeable. Scot who assisted us deserves a shout out. Can't wait for a return visit to pick up our first wine club delivery. This is located on the ocean... More

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Los Angeles
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We sorta found this by accident, but we're glad we did. Great little place to have a flight and bite before touring the Hearst Castle. Just a lot of fun and some great wines. We picked up an awesome bottle of Syrah to take home, but ended up enjoying it the next evening! Did not have a chance to try... More

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granbury,tx
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We drove from Santa Barbara to Monterey and stopped here. Small winery and deli. Great place for food and wine. Wine was amazing and you can enjoy your food outside with a great view of the ocean. Hope to visit again soon.

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Hughson, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We had already packed a nice picnic lunch or we would have eaten here!! As it was, we just grabbed a bottle of wine & enjoyed it with our lunch on the grounds. A beautiful coastal breeze & views of the mountains & the Hearst Castle in the distance, absolutely gorgeous!!

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Hearst W, General Manager at Hearst Ranch Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review! We look forward to seeing you in our tasting room soon. Cheers! More

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