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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Interesting Place Great Beef Jerky

We came just as it was closing (4:00pm) but we were able to go inside. Didn't taste any wine but did buy a package of beef jerky (since they are known for their beef) and it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We came just as it was closing (4:00pm) but we were able to go inside. Didn't taste any wine but did buy a package of beef jerky (since they are known for their beef) and it was fabulous! I would go back and taste their wine and eat in the cafe.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Talk about a fun place! Very friendly staff (ask for Geraldine), and great wines. I'm a red drinker but loved their Chardonnay. Had a green chile cheeseburger from the cafe and was blown away by the quality of the meat and the size of the burger. Was enough to share with another single gal visiting from Central America. Don't miss... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stopped in for some wine and lunch on a gorgeous April day. Of course the wine was delicious and our tortilla soup, roast turkey sandwich and burger were very tasty. It was delightful to sit on the patio and enjoy the beautiful views. I definitely recommend this place.

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London
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

People will come for the wine but return for the food. Absolutely delicious it was. My swordfish sandwich was out of the very top drawer.

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Downey, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is part winery, part post office (yes a real one) and part burger joint. I stopped by the winery and enjoyed it so much I got myself a bottle for later. Limited parking, only one bathroom (for both) but worth checking out.

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Washington, D.C.
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The plan was to do a drive-by and snap a photo, but once we saw a number of cars parked on the side of the road we knew we had to stop and sip. Smart decision. Reds rule the region, and our palates were pleased with the Three Sisters Cuvee and Randolph. The tiny building also houses the San Simeon... More 

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Went there because wanted to see how it was. Didn't know Hearst had a winery or if they were related to the castle. Ladies were very nice and knowledgeable. It was a bit crowded. It was a cute place, small but cute. They had a post office and a small 'cafe' that was closed. Bought a few bottles. Everyone seemed... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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117 reviews 117 reviews
55 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

So...after you visit Hearst Castle, stop here for wine, food and a relaxing break near the ocean. Honestly, we had low expectations of this place but were pleasantly surprised. First, it's in a very cozy, quaint setting. Nestled in an old building that was once used during the long past days of fishing boats, you will find both food and... More 

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West Newbury, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I thought that the winery here was playing on the location by the Hearst Castle. I was very wrong they had some outstanding wines. I enjoyed them so much I joined their wine club

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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