"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.


Zinfandel Festival Weekend
Friday March 16, 2018 - Sunday March 18, 2018
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Visit our vineyard & small boutique winery, & help celebrate our 10th anniversary. Taste our 3 Zins; "Old Vine" Zin (vines planted 1970); "Thiz-iz-it" Zin (3 different clones) & our traditional Zin planted in 2000. A wide range of other wines are available, including all 5 primary Bordeaux varietals & blends, "Old Vine" Petite Sirah, Sangiovese & a Super Tuscan, Grenache & a unique blend with Petite Sirah (our GPS,) 2 Port style wines, & Olive Oil for tasting. We are located high on the hills, so you can enjoy beautiful views while having a picnic on our patio. Live music Saturday 1pm to 4pm Laurel Lane Jazz Collective. BBQ, salad, etc., will be available noon to 3pm. Wine sales & barrel tasting all weekend.