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We are a family-owned winery specializing in wines from our sustainably farmed estate Margarita Vineyard on the historic Santa Margarita Ranch.

Estate Margarita Vineyard:

Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles region, nestled into the rugged Santa Lucia Mountain range just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The name Ancient Peaks honors the tall peaks surrounding Margarita Vineyard, which were forged by the collision of the coastal plates. Over time, these same geologic forces blessed us with five distinct soil zones—ancient sea bed, sedimentary, shale, volcanic and granitic—that bring natural character and complexity to our wines.

Ancient Peaks Wines:

Our wines have earned 93 points from the Wine Spectator, 92 points from Wine & Spirits, 90 points from the Wine Enthusiast and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, and “Steal of The Year” honors from Sunset Magazine, among other accolades. Our main estate wines are Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and the Renegade red blend. We also offer limited-edition “White Label” wines at our tasting room, including Malbec, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah and the Oyster Ridge red blend.

Vineyard, Ranch and Canopy Tours:

Experience Ancient Peaks wines from ground to glass as we take you on a gourmet guided tour of our estate Margarita Vineyard on the historic Santa Margarita Ranch.

From remarkable geological features to cutting-edge sustainable winegrowing practices, you will discover the unique sense of place that shapes the wines of Ancient Peaks. Your 90-minute tour will also include a tasting flight of Ancient Peaks wines paired with select fine meats and artisan cheeses.

Santa Margarita Ranch was first planted to grapevines by Franciscan missionaries in 1780, initiating a tradition of winegrowing and rancho hospitality that continues today. Join us for a tour and experience this tradition at its best.

• 90-minute guided tour includes flight of wines paired with select fine meats and artisan cheeses
• Tours are $20 per person with reservations
• Wine club members receive one free tour for up to four guests, additional tours for club members are $15
• Payment will be taken at time of reservation. 24-hour cancellation policy


An optional zipline canopy tour is available via our affiliated Margarita Adventures (www.margarita-adventures.com), with four separate ziplines offering a thrilling perspective on the vineyard and its environment. The canopy tours conclude with a complimentary tasting.

Tasting Room:

Our tasting room in the quaint historic town of Santa Margarita is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In addition to our main bottlings, we offer several tasting room-only wines as well as artisan gift items.

22720 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453
(805) 365.7045
www.ancientpeaks.com

 

Website
www.ancientpeaks.com

Address
22720 "B" El Camino Real
Santa Margarita, 93453

Phone
805.365.7045

  

Fax
805.365.7046

E-mail
info@apwinery.com

Hours
Daily 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tasting Fee
$5/pp

Established
2005

Wines Produced
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Malbec
Merlot
Petite Sirah
Petit Verdot
Red Rhône Blend
Zinfandel
Rosé
Bordeaux Blend
Red Meritage Blend
Sauvignon Blanc
White Blend

Amenities
Gift Shop
Special Event Facilities
Tasting Room
Vineyard Tours