"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.


Vino Valentine
Saturday February 13, 2016 - Sunday February 14, 2016
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ranchita Canyon Vineyard & other members of the Pleasant Valley Trail invite you to venture off the beaten path to experience “Vino Valentine,” where a variety of wines and chocolate treats await as you taste and tour each member winery on Valentine’s Weekend February 13-14, 2016. Participating wineries are open from 11AM to 5PM. “If you haven’t experienced the wineries of Northeast Paso Robles, you’re definitely in for a treat. Valentine’s Weekend is a great time to visit the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail boutique wineries. You’ll experience several 90+ point wines, numerous Best of Class winners, & delectable chocolate pairings. You can even shop for your valentine gifts. See you soon, Teresa and Bill.