"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.


Kiwanis Mayors' Winmaker Dinner
Friday June 24, 2016 - Sunday July 24, 2016
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Guests will enjoy a dinner that features a gourmet meal and 33 winemakers, with at least two winemakers at each dinner table. There will be silent and live auctions featuring not only fine North County wines, but woodwork, art, jewelry and more created by Kiwanis’s just for this event. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward supporting the Boys and Girls Club with an Atascadero-based after school program. The program is being done in cooperation with the Boys and Girls Club of North SLO County. Ranchita Canyon Vineyard will be pouring their premium wines!