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Hearst Ranch Winery

442 SLO San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
805-927-4100
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Ranked #7 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. « less
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Los Angeles, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Port Hope, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The winery is fun to visit and the servers are very friendly and helpful. If you are coming from the north this is a great stop, plus the beach and pier makes for a good stretch before returning to the fun of Highway 1. The wine is good - and the food in the adjacent sandwich shop is plentiful.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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25 attraction reviews
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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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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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19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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