Hearst Ranch Winery
Hearst Ranch Winery
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
With soaring ceilings, plentiful ocean front seating, and multiple lunch options, the Hearst Ranch Winery San Simeon tasting room is the perfect place to stop on your way along the Pacific Coast Highway. Enjoy excellent wine and a bite to eat inside or at the dog-friendly outdoor tables with sweeping views of the San Simeon bay. The San Simeon tasting room has two preferred lunch vendors to choose from; The Cruiser food truck and Seaside Foods.
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles201 reviews
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Thomas D
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Let’s start out with tasting wine overlooking the ocean, it doesn’t get much better than that. On to the wine. It was great, holds its own to any of the Paso wineries. Visit, you won’t be disappointed.
Written 17 October 2023
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Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We hope you will be back to visit again soon, or stop by our Paso Robles tasting room where our winery and estate vineyard is located.
Written 29 January 2024
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RoamTheGlobe
Charleston, SC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
What a lovely, relaxing spot to taste wines! Incredible location on the cove! Our server was sweet and knowledgeable - we especially enjoyed the rosé.
Written 18 August 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you stopped by and hope you will visit again soon. The Rosé is a crowd favorite!
Written 29 January 2024
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Wine Chic Woman
Phoenix, AZ419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A winery host in Paso recommended tasting during our stay at Moonstone Beach. This is well worth the drive if you’re in Cambria area. The tasting area has spectacular ocean views and the wine hosts are fun! Grab some cheese and crackers and sit back and chill while sipping yummy wines! The Julia rose is very good -and I never like roses! Solid wines. We didnt tour the castle but wine host said there was lots of info at the visitor center across the street for free. We didnt have time but might be worth checking out before heading to taste wine.
Written 29 July 2023
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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! The Rosé is a fan favorite, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed it as well. We hope to see you at the tasting room again in future.
Written 29 January 2024
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Val
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The view is breathtaking. The ladies there were very helpful. We plan to go back to the castle again and sure to visit this place and try some other cheeses they have there (cannot enjoy the wine because I am a driver and my daughter is a teen). Just a side note since I read some not so pleasant experience from other reviewers, we were the only Asians there at the time and did not experience any racism from anyone.
Written 17 March 2023
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LeAnnH35
Northville, MI34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I stopped here after visiting Hearst Castle. It was a perfect day to sit outside and do a wine tasting. There is nothing better than drinking wine on a beautiful day by the ocean. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly.
I would definitely go back when I visit again.
Written 14 December 2022
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Trees Are Amazing
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Racist bigot people in this environment. Husband and I purchased a wine glass went by the ocean we’re only there 10 mins at the least & a white male approached us and let us know we had been standing there 20 minutes or more and we’re blocking his view and he wants to enjoy it! We had only been there 10 minutes or less. How can two people cover the entire view of the ocean? The view is immense! We happened to be the only Latinos there. You would think others would say something. Nobody. Everyone stayed silent. We weren’t loud or making noise just staring at the ocean and taking pictures. Also, if we were blocking this white man’s view, I would understand. However, where the white man and the two other people with him were sitting is not in his direct way or near there him. That means he went out of this way to tell us that for no reason. You can easily see the ocean from his view or anywhere else. How disappointing and unfortunate. The privilege white entitlement. There’s no difference, we’re both paying customers. Disgusting!
Written 23 November 2022
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PWD40
Winchester, UK99 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Stopped off here as we saw a lovely outside seating area by the beach.
As with other reviews, we were told that we could eat indoors if we ordered from the trick as we were not part of the wine tasting (which we were also told was fully booked, so didn’t have a choice anyway).
Reception and welcome was pretty cold, so we ordered, ate and left as soon as we could.
Next time we will bring a picnic and sit on the beach !!
Written 10 November 2022
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Sightsee729711
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I recently took a group of twelve wine club ladies to Hearst Winery in San Simeon for a wine tasting. The group leaders visited the winery a head of time to get the to get the necessary information, details on the lunch and to set a date. it is a lovely venue but the problem arose when we got our individual bill. It states four wine tasting for twenty -five dollars but what was not explained to us was the tax on the tastings and the twenty percent tip! My group have been wine tasting since 2018 and this is the first time we have ever had a tax on a wine tasting!! Another surprise was the 20 percent tip which was never told to us! I have taken a larger group then this to other winery's and never experienced either of these problems. I think Hearst Winery is use to catering to tourists visiting the Hearst Castle and think they do whatever they decide to. It is a beautiful winery on the beach but........
Written 29 September 2022
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Luv_TravelSanJose_CA
San Jose, CA260 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
My husband and I stopped here when we were riding the Highway 1 bike route. It had been recommended by friends, who are also cyclists. They have a food truck that is at a window inside the building where you can order lunch. If we didn't order wine, we were relegated to certain back seats out on the patio (if available) or we could sit indoors. I strongly feel that if you spend $44 on a lunch, you should be able to sit where ever you desire. We ate here because it was in our plans, but would never come back.

The views are lovely, the food was quite good. However, the short ribs were WAY too salty.
Written 5 September 2022
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laura m
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Terrible service. We went on a Saturday and per the policy can’t take outside food. We ordered from the food truck they hosted and it took 70 minutes to get (3) orders. Our wine server told us our time was up and had to leave the table. We informed him that we ordered our food upon arrival and it still hadn’t arrived. He said they were separate from the winery and we would have to leave the table. The food truck has a contract with Hearst and is on their property, Hearst needs to step it up and fix the problem! Very disappointed. We will never go back.
Written 15 August 2022
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