Hearst Castle Wine Cellar
Learn more hearst airport the original airstrip located directly behind the hearst castle visitor center was built in the 1920s.
Hearst castle wine cellar. For over twenty five years the clay loam soil and perfect meso climate there have combined to create award winning grapes for the hearst ranch winery. There s enough wine in this area to flood hearst castle but you don t have to go to paso robles to enjoy it. On june 14 1922 morgan wrote to hearst. The wine cellar is part of the basement of casa grande and consists of two rooms with double vault doors.
There are wine tasting rooms along highway 1 near the famous central california landmark each in unique locations that provide a different and very local drinking experience. Descend the spiral staircase to the underground wine cellar to see where he kept his impressive collection of wine and spirits even during the prohibition era. These much more accessible bottles from hearst ranch winery now sustain hearst castle s liquid legacy. Just a few miles inland from the fog touched hills of san simeon in the heart of the paso robles appellation lie ninety acres known as saunder s vineyard.
Work is well under way on the basement excavating but is slow as the charges of dynamite have to be small. Our tasting room is located in the heart of the paso robles appellation on scenic highway 46 west to highway 1 and the likes of cambria hearst castle and the magnificent big sur coastline. The basement purposely has no connections between sections for fire and thief protection. The oldest bottles left in the wine cellar at hearst castle san simeon california.
Wine cellar filled with the finest wine money could buy the wine cellar was constructed during the prohibition era and featured vaults to protect hearst s collection. Situated in the middle of our cobble creek vineyard the walk through the long grape arbor to the gardens above is breathtaking.