"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. Our Olive Oil is also available to fill YOUR 1/2 gallon, or full gallon jugs. We do have some empty gallon jugs available to purchase.


Balboa Island Wine Walk
Saturday May 30, 2015
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
you can sip fine wine (including Ranchita Canyon Vineyard premium wines,) taste scrumptious cuisine, and enjoy shopping at Marine Avenue’s enticing mix of locally owned boutiques, exclusive galleries, and one-of-a-kind specialty shops. Attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass with a map to all participating venues to sample world-class wine at 15+ venues. As guests stroll & shop they will be surrounded with wine country ambiance, live entertainment, delicious cuisine, and other fun event activities.