Halter Ranch Announces Acquisition of Hart Winery

(Paso Robles, CA) May 19, 2022: Halter Ranch Vineyard and Winery in Paso Robles, California is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hart Winery in Temecula, California. The sale includes its 8-acre vineyard, winery, and tasting room located in the Temecula Valley Wine Country AVA.

Founded in 1973 by Temecula Valley wine pioneers, Joe and Nancy Hart, Hart Winery remains the oldest family-owned and operated winery producing exceptional, limited production wines.

“It’s extraordinary when you consider the first vines at Hart were planted in 1973—a full 3 years before California wines earned sweeping wins in the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976,” says Kevin Sass, Halter Ranch Winemaker.

Nearly 50 years later, the winery continues to produce iconic wines admired for their consistency and use of high-quality grapes. The estate-grown vineyard includes grape varieties of Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Tempranillo.

Jim Hart, son of founders Joe and Nancy Hart, said: “We are so happy to have found the perfect buyer for the winery; Halter Ranch has a reputation as one of the premier wineries in California, with a state-of-the-art winery and a talented and dedicated winemaking team, a perfect fit to continue what we’ve been doing for the last 42 years.”

Temecula Valley is conveniently located approximately 60 minutes from San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Springs, and 90 minutes from Los Angeles. Hart Winery produces numerous award-winning wines in the Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, a region welcoming more than 3 million visitors each year.

“We are honored and humbled to introduce ourselves as the new owners of Hart Winery. Our goal as new owners is to continue showcasing the unique pedestal of Hart’s small-scale, fine winemaking appeal in the Temecula Valley,” said Halter Ranch General Manager Bryce Mullins.

About Halter Ranch

Halter Ranch is a vineyard and winery situated on the west-side of Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast. Founded in 2000, Halter Ranch has a rich history and a commitment to sustainable methods and environmental stewardship. The ranch today spans over 2,700-acres, with 200-acres of wine grapes, 15-acres of walnuts, and 17-acres of organically certified olives.