Monarch Wine Winery Feature: Halter Ranch

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Stretching mighty limbs to the Paso Robles sky, the Ancestor Oak is the largest Coast Live Oak on record. A spectacular natural monument hundreds of years old that takes at least eight people to link arms to hug around.


The tree is both spectacular and spooky, which makes it the perfect namesake for the Ancestor wine bottled here on the grounds of Halter Ranch – a winery with a history rich in flavor… and one scary spider movie.


Halter Ranch’s over 2,200 acres is built around a beautiful 19th Century Victorian Farmhouse that looks like the perfect place for a ghost story of its own. Instead it is the home of some of the most dazzling wines in the region.