The heart-shaped grove of trees at the center of heart hill vineyard on a cloudy day.

Summer 2022 Newsletter

The pho­to above encap­su­lates it all: blue skies, green vines and warm sun­ny days. It’s offi­cial­ly sum­mer­time in Paso Rob­les! Click here to sched­ule your vis­it, and read on to learn about what’s hap­pen­ing around here.

Includ­ed in this newslet­ter: 2022 Vine­yard Update, a New Food & Wine Menu, Updat­ed Aging Chart & more.


The short answer: Despite the ongo­ing drought and warmer tem­per­a­tures our grapes are look­ing good. All signs are point­ing to the poten­tial for rich, pow­er­ful wines from the 2022 vintage.

The longer answer: The 2022 vin­tage began with below-aver­age win­ter rains, but some well-timed Spring sprin­kles. Since then, we’ve expe­ri­enced a steady climb in tem­per­a­tures. As an exam­ple: in June, we had the same amount of 95-degree days as last year, but twice as many days over 90 degrees. This ​‘eas­ing’ into high­er tem­per­a­tures allowed our vines time to build up their heat tol­er­ance, and should result in rich, pow­er­ful fla­vors this vin­tage. We still have a few months to go, but are hope­ful that our vines can thrive dur­ing these last few months and bring us a fan­tas­tic harvest.

Summer Food menu plated on a table


Our Chefs & Wine­mak­ers deserve a round of applause for our newest pair­ing menu, avail­able dai­ly with all reser­va­tions. A few high­lights from this sea­son:

  • 2021 Rosé with Fried Chick­en / shio koji & but­ter­milk brined chicken
  • 2019 Caber­net Sauvi­gnon with Chilled Wagyu Roast Beef / Mishi­ma 5‑star striploin with cucum­bers, sweet onions, fresh horse­rad­ish & anchovies
  • 2021 Albar­iño with our Mar­ket Seafood Plate / cur­rent­ly ahi tuna with pis­ta­chio oil, castel­ve­tra­no olives, chives ​‘for days!’ with Alep­po & a lemon spray

See the full menu here »

Tables set in the craft winery

This sum­mer, we are offer­ing a com­bi­na­tion of shad­ed out­door and indoor seat­ing. The Craft Win­ery (shown above) will also be open until Har­vest sea­son begins in September!


In Spring of 2022, our Wine­mak­ers sat down and tast­ed every sin­gle bot­tle we’ve ever made. The results can be found in our updat­ed Aging Chart, designed to help you nav­i­gate how to enjoy each of our estate wines in their prime drink­ing win­dow. Down­load the aging chart here »

Dinner in the Olive Grove


On August 20th we’re host­ing our annu­al ​“Sun­set Din­ner in the Olive Grove” with spe­cial large for­mat bot­tles, a live band and al fres­co, fam­i­ly-style dining.

On Sep­tem­ber 23rd we have a new event: our ​“Chef’s Gar­den Gala.” Get ready for an evening of sip­ping wine and wan­der­ing the gar­den fol­lowed by a din­ner designed com­plete­ly around what we’re har­vest­ing at the time.

And Club Mem­bers, don’t miss our last two Wine Club Hap­py Hours of the year! We’ll have live music, spe­cial tast­ing flights & snack boards on August 5th and Sep­tem­ber 2nd.

See the full 2022 event cal­en­dar here »


Craig Waving

If you’ve been lucky enough to go off-road­ing through the vine­yards on a win­ery tour with Craig, you know that he has a wealth of knowl­edge on all things wine. He has a degree in phi­los­o­phy, a Mas­ters in Agri­cul­ture and a Ph.D. in Soci­ol­o­gy (yes, real­ly). He’s been a Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­fes­sor, a Tech­ni­cal Pro­gram Man­ag­er for the Vine­yard Team, a pod­cast host and a pro­fes­sion­al musician.

Now we’re lucky to have him here as our Crit­i­cal Resources Man­ag­er, where he works on sus­tain­abil­i­ty and vine­yard projects AND ALSO heads up our tour pro­gram. Most days he is the friend­ly face who guides you through our entire vine­yard & wine­mak­ing ops

Our Pri­vate Win­ery Tours are offered dai­ly and can be booked online. And they are com­pli­men­ta­ry for our Wine Club Mem­bers once a year!

Book a Tour Reservation »

Our Solar powered winery and a large format barrel


Our 2021 White & Rosé wines are def­i­nite­ly this stars of the sea­son. As an all estate win­ery, we can only make what we grow so shop 2021 Albari­no, Sauvi­gnon Blanc & Rose here before they’re gone. We will sell out!

On the red side, our 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir and 2018 Mal­bec have been pop­u­lar in the tast­ing room of late.

We also released our 2021 Estate Extra Vir­gin Olive Oil last month! It’s avail­able online here or in the tast­ing room.

Shop all wines here »

Summer Tasting Flight