The 52 California Wineries You Need to Visit in 2019

The Press

January 11, 2019

Halter Ranch may be a winery, but it is also a wildlife preserve of sorts. The property’s owner, Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss, planted vineyards on a small section of his 2,000-acre property that he hadn’t conserved for the animals. Still, unless you take a vineyard tour (which is recommended) you’re unlikely to see any mountain lions when you visit the tasting room, where you can taste through Halter Ranch’s solid lineup of Rhone and Bordeaux-style wines.