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Halter Ranch Excursion Tour Awarded Best Vineyard Experience

Sunset Magazine Recognizes Winery In Their First-Ever Travel Awards

June 9, 2014 (Paso Robles, CA) – Sunset Magazine has recognized Halter Ranch Vineyard and Winery for their Excursion Tour, naming it the “Best Vineyard Experience”. The winery is one of 30 award winners in the magazine’s first-ever Sunset Travel Awards, which were introduced to honor excellence and innovation in the tourism industry across 13 western states. Halter Ranch is featured in the magazine’s current June issue and on, which reaches six million consumers per month. The new awards honor the West’s top destinations in lodging, dining, cultural tourism, outdoor adventure, environmental stewardship and more.

The Excursion Tour at Halter Ranch allows guests to explore the vast property that spans more than a thousand acres in the Adelaida District AVA, highlighted by oak dotted hillsides, a creek, a reservoir and historic buildings. The tour (Saturdays & Sundays, 10am & by appointment) leads visitors on an adventure that circumnavigates the celebrated property – exploring the vineyard in a restored 1984 Land Rover Defender 110. The three-hour excursion features breathtaking views, entertaining stops and a tasting of some of the exquisite wines of Halter Ranch. Tours can be booked by phone, 805-226-9455, ext. 14 or email,

General Manager Skylar Stuck is thrilled with the award, “We are pleased to be recognized by Sunset for this vineyard experience. At Halter Ranch we want our guests to see the property we’re lucky enough to work with – the vineyards, open spaces, wildlife corridors, winery and caves.

We want our guests to enjoy a sensory experience that includes seeing, touching and tasting Halter Ranch; it’s quite memorable.”

Halter Ranch’s wine portfolio focuses primarily on Rhône and Bordeaux varieties. The 281-acre vineyard is planted to 15 varieties and showcases a series of microclimates that allow the terroir to dictate what is best suited for the unique, sustainably farmed location.

About Halter Ranch

Halter Ranch, a historic property on the west side of Paso Robles, draws on both innovation and rich tradition in crafting world-class wines. Located in the heart of California’s Central Coast, the winery specializes in estate-grown Bordeaux and Rhône Valley varieties and blends. It has earned California’s prestigious SIP certification (Sustainability in Practice) for its environmentally responsible viticultural and winemaking practices. To learn more,

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