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Hearst Ranch Winery

442 SLO San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
805-927-4100
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Ranked #6 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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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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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
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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