On the Road with The Wine Wrangler: Halter Ranch

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Wine tasting in Paso Robles Wine Country with The Wine Wrangler is always a popular event, but with the recent statement by Food and Wine Magazine that “The Central Coast is California’s next great wine destination,” you can bet that our local tasting rooms will become busier. When we’re on the road taking our guests all over Paso Robles Wine Country, one of our more popular destinations is Halter Ranch.

Located on the Westside in the Adelaida District, Halter Ranch has a long and storied history that dates back to the 1800s when San Franciscan businessman Edwin Smith purchased the property as a farm. While the much loved Victorian farmhouse dates back to 1885, it wasn’t the first house that was built on the property.

The vineyard was first planted in 1996 and now covers 280 acres. The soil composition is comprised of limestone soil and is the perfect mix for producing the Bordeaux and Rhone style wines that Halter Ranch is known for in the area. Halter Ranch produces 100% estate grown wines and they’re committed to sustainable to growing practices—they’re even S.I.P. certified (sustainability in practice).

Here are 3 of our favorite wines to taste when we visit Halter Ranch:

Halter Ranch Ancestor: This flagship wine is a Bordeaux-style wine that brings together a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot with nuances of olallieberries, currants, and cloves.

Halter Ranch Syrah: The second largest planting, this wine tantalizes the palate with hints of baking spices and pie crust, violets and plum.

Halter Ranch Rosé: A favorite summertime sipper, this wine will transport your palate to the South of France with notes of watermelon, wild strawberry, and guava.

Ready to taste the wines of Halter Ranch? Book a wine tasting tour with The Wine Wrangler today and we’ll take you there, so you can enjoy sampling these wines for yourself while wandering around the historic property and taking in the scenic views.