"Taking Wine to Greater Heights"

Bill and Teresa Hinrichs were looking for a place to retire and raise their twins, when they found Ranchita Canyon Vineyard. They wanted to stay busy during their retirement, although an established vineyard was a little bigger project than they planned. The property fit their criteria with hills, trees, ravines, and "character," plus outstanding views from the hillside location. Bill and Teresa dove in head first, and have developed the property into a premium wine grape vineyard, with a new boutique winery focusing on small lot Estate Wines.

Ranchita Canyon Vineyard overlooks the beautiful Pleasant Valley, and the first vines were planted in about 1970. The Hinrichs family owns and operates the vineyard and winery with the goal to achieve rich, concentrated, bold fruit. We have south facing rolling hills at 1000' to 1400' elevation, with primarily chalky, calcareous soil -- well known for producing premium wine grapes.


Olive Oil Now Available!
Our Ranchita Canyon Vineyard OLIVE OIL is now available. We have it packaged in a very nice tall 375ml bottle, which makes it a great gift. It is also available to fill YOUR 1/2 gallon, or full gallon jugs. We do have some empty gallon jugs available to purchase.


San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting
Saturday February 14, 2015
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
This Valentine's Day, grab that special someone and head to Fort Mason to experience a day filled with laughter, romance, and some of the best wines from across the country - including Ranchita Canyon "Gold Medal" award winning Divin (Bordeaux Blend) & Old Vine Petite Sirah, and "Silver Medal" award winning Ranchita Red (Five Varietal Blend.) This anticipated event offers the public the first chance to taste hundreds of award winning wines from the largest competition of American wines in the world. Currently in its 15th year, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is known as the ultimate barometer for how consumers select and measure wine. The Public Tasting allows people from all walks of life to come together and learn about many new wines, all while enjoying a day full of wine and food pairing experiences.