"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.


Holiday on the Trail
Saturday December 03, 2016 - Sunday December 04, 2016
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Stop by and enjoy Ranchita Canyon Vineyard award winning wines paired with savory sausage in an apricot glaze. Take your picture with our Cowafornia Cow and meet the artist Kerry Donlon-Bowen. Rafter Diamond L will be selling goat soaps and lotions. We have autographed cookbooks, and many more fun gift ideas for your holiday shopping. Looking forward to seeing you for some Holiday Cheer! In addition, the members of the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail invite you to venture off the beaten path to experience “Holiday on the Trail” where delicious wines, complimentary food pairings and unique holiday gifts will be offered at participating members the weekend of December 3 & 4, 2016.