Ancient Peaks Winery

The peaks are the first thing you see as you approach Margarita Vineyard — looming testaments to the tectonic forces that shaped the vineyard’s uniquely complex geology. Here, the terrain is rich with other sights that exemplify the diversity of the vineyard’s terroir, including dramatic shale outcroppings and fields of petrified oyster shells.

Margarita Vineyard also occupies one of the Paso Robles region’s coolest growing environments, and the surrounding peaks are frequently enshrouded in coastal fog — a vivid sign of the pronounced marine influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean.

As the only vineyard in the Santa Margarita Ranch AVA, Margarita Vineyard stands alone in benefiting from these extraordinary growing conditions, producing fruit with inherent balance, natural complexity and rich varietal flavors.