Win­ter 2023 Newletter

We are reach­ing the end of the win­ter sea­son here in Paso Rob­les, and we have lots of fun updates to share with you! Includ­ed in this newslet­ter: our new 2023 events, an arti­cle on our water recla­ma­tion sys­tem, win­ter food & wine pair­ings, a pho­to jour­nal and more.

Thank you for your support! 

Bright green winter cover crop & golden hour in the vineyard
Rows of win­ter cov­er crop at Heart Hill Vineyard

Vine­yard Update

As we start to see spring loom in the dis­tance, we’re enjoy­ing sprawl­ing green vine­yards and bright blue skies. The cov­er crop is healthy and lush, and we’ll be bring­ing our sheep back over the next few weeks to mow every­thing down. All this explo­sive growth was due in part to the high rain­fall that we’ve seen this year.

Paso Rob­les Rain Highlights:

· Record-set­ting storms in Jan­u­ary brought sub­stan­tial rain (along with a short tast­ing room clo­sure!) and we’re now in the midst of a sec­ond siz­able storm.

· We’ve received over 16 inch­es of rain so far this year, with more expect­ed this week­end.

Our Water Recla­ma­tion ponds are full. We col­lect rain­wa­ter to store and use lat­er in the sea­son when water is not as abundant.

Our pond surrounded by green grass
One of our stor­age ponds, used for hold­ing reclaimed water that will lat­er be used for irri­ga­tion in the vineyard.

One Drop at a Time: Water Recla­ma­tion at Niner

Con­serve and col­lect: two impor­tant tech­niques for pre­serv­ing water. In this blog piece, Crit­i­cal Resource Man­ag­er Craig explains how our rain­wa­ter col­lec­tion sys­tem works.

Read the full blog here »

french fries and steak, beets, and salad with a bottle of Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
A favorite dish on our Win­ter Lunch menu — Man­gal­it­sa pork col­lar and fries!

Win­ter Food & Wine

Our lunch menu is avail­able dai­ly with any reser­va­tion. A few win­ter high­lights include:

· 2019 Reserve Caber­net Sauvi­gnon & Man­gal­it­sa pork col­lar steak, brandy and green pep­per­corn pan sauce and fries.

2019 Reserve Chardon­nay & Cit­rus, shaved cel­ery and onion, pis­ta­chio, creamy robi­o­la cheese.

2020 Reserve Grenache & Roast­ed Chick­en breast, creamy yukon golds, jus with fresh black truffles.

View the full lunch menu here »

Three bottles of wine in a black shipping box
Wine club ship­ments are begin­ning to arrive!

It’s Wine Club Ship­ment Time!

Our Win­ter Wine Club ship­ment is here! This month, Club Mem­bers can enjoy a spe­cial tast­ing flight, includ­ing the 2020 Reserve Grenache, 2020 Syrah, 2020 Caber­net Sauvi­gnon and 2019 Reserve Twist­ed Spur. And if you live fur­ther away, don’t fret! Your ship­ments will arrive this week. Enjoy them!

Dig­i­tal Wine Club Newsletter »

Matt Mesick pouring a bottle of wine, smiling
Tast­ing room asso­ciate Matt Mesick hopes we will see you at an event on the road this year!

Nin­er On The Road

We’re com­ing to a city near you! Join us at a series of spe­cial tast­ings and din­ners at part­ner restau­rants and bars. We’ve com­piled a list of all the upcom­ing road trip’ events, and we hope you can join us at one!

Find us in: Ven­tu­ra CA, Dana Point CA, Scotts­dale AZ, Las Vegas NV, West Chester Town­ship OH and more.

View the full list here »

A group of people seated at a table on top of a hilltop vineyard
A view from one of our favorite events last year — the Heart Hill Vine­yard Vista Dinner

2023 Food & Wine Events

Our events cal­en­dar is here! From al fres­co vine­yard din­ners to gar­den work­shops to wine­mak­ing sem­i­nars and a Fog Catch­er blend­ing par­ty, we are so excit­ed to share these spe­cial events with you.

Explore Events »

A panoramic view of Paso Robles from the top of Heart Hill Vineyard
With bright blue skies and green rolling hills, Paso Rob­les is incred­i­bly beau­ti­ful right now!

Beau­ti­ful Paso Robles

Win­ter is an under­ap­pre­ci­at­ed time in Wine Coun­try. If you can’t join us soon, we cre­at­ed a pho­to jour­nal for you to enjoy that show­cas­es the vine­yard’s beau­ty, includ­ing this bird’s eye view of Heart Hill Vine­yard look­ing towards the coastline.

a rainbow over the vineyard at Heart Hill
A rain­bow between storms at Heart Hill Vine­yard ear­li­er this year
Three images showing frost in the vineyards
We’ve had cold, frosty and fog­gy morn­ings this year too!
our solar panels and green grass
Our solar pan­els soak­ing up some sun­shine in between rainstorms.
two pictures showing vineyards, bright blue skies and green rolling hills
The land­scape is already a lush, vibrant green after the storms we have had. With more rain com­ing, we hope these views are here to stay awhile!
rain and sunny skies
Our Zin­fan­del vines soak­ing up some rain under sun­ny skies
two images showing rocks in the vineyard
A close-up of cov­er crop and pieces of shale that make up a large por­tion of our soil com­po­si­tion at Heart Hill Vine­yard. This year, our cov­er crop is a com­bi­na­tion of cayuse oats, bell beans, dun­dale peas and vetch.