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Pinot Noir 2015

August 27th, 2015


Our Pinot Noir came in on Tuesday at 24.5 brix. Its a heavy bin at 1,215 lbs. We sorted a bit of fruit to keep the most quality for our fermentation.
Here is the Pinot Noir after its been sorted. You can’t see, but there is a layer of whole cluster at the bottom of the bin. That way there will be some stem left for pepper and tannins.
The fruit travels down a conveyer belt that we call a sorting table. There is a bin in the center that removes the grapes from the stems. The grapes continue down the line to be sorted through and saved for fermentation while the stems are dropped down into this bin. We also discard the unwanted fruit into this bin leaving only the choicest quality fruit to be turned to wine.

Wanna be a farmer?

August 24th, 2015

Our vineyard tours are starting again this week and packages are available to purchase on our website. For $35 your party of two can walk in the vineyard and learn the secrets about growing wine grapes and how the drought has effected vineyards in Paso Robles. Our goal is to share our story and give you a sample of our farming operation. We hope our passion for the growing of vines can spread and inspire each of you. These tours are given Thursdays through Saturday at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00. After purchasing your ticket you will need to make an appointment by calling the tasting room. These tours are by appointment only and you will need to pre-purchase your package. We hope to see you out there!

Hearthstone’s Estate’s Timeless Collection

August 7th, 2015

Timeless Collection available now

Storing a wine to visit later down the road is a tradition celebrated by amateurs and enthusiasts alike. Here at Hearthstone we see eyes light up with every wine we pour and claim to be age worthy. Now we have put together a collection for you whether this a new adventure or a practice you have celebrated with our wine already. If you are a wine club member this offer is available to you. Because our case packages are limited this package can only be purchased from the tasting room by phone or in person.

$180 includes: 4 bottles of the 2010 Bruno Di Paso

4 bottles of the 2010 Fireside Claret

4 bottles of the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Blending party magic!

August 3rd, 2015

What a day! Blending our own bottles of wine and lamb burgers! It was almost too much to handle. A big thank you to Hearthstone supporters for coming out, we had a full house. We made new friends, two people came all the way from Alaska. label competition

Lamb burgers August 1st!

July 24th, 2015

Hearthstone’s signature lamb burgers are back in action with several backyard barbecues lined up for our patio. What better way to enjoy our wine and your afternoon. Your burger and a garden salad will be served up for just $10 from12pm until sold out (usually around 4pm).The cost does not include your wine tasting. No reservations are required.

Glitter is getting back on track!

July 17th, 2015

We have wonderful news! Thanks to generous donations from our wine club members we were able to take Glitter in for a proper diagnosis on her ear. Because it is squamous cell carcinoma, all we need to do is remove her ear and expect a full recovery. As love and support flows in we will be making her excision appointment in the next few months. All of Glitter’s loved ones in the tasting room are very grateful and thankful for the ongoing support. Stay tuned for an update next month when we schedule her appointment.

This Saturday is it!

July 9th, 2015

Come enjoy locally raised lamb sliders alongside a flight of 6 wines, good company, and a beautiful view. Our burgers will be served from 12pm until we run out, which we do every time. There is no need to RSVP. Bring your family and enjoy  a game of bocce ball. We hope to see you soon.

Pinot & Paella a success!

June 11th, 2015

A big thank you to all of the participating wineries who poured with us at Pinot & Paella to support Paso Robles Youth Art Foundation! It was a cooker. We felt heat well into the upper 90′s. Be sure to get your tickets early next year as tickets were sold out.

Adelaida Cellars • Adsdfsuncion Ridge Vineyards • Calcerous Vineyard • Carmody McKnight Estate Wines • Castoro Cellars • Cayucos Cellars • Derby Wine Estates • Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery • Felten Cellars • Hearthstone Vineyard • Jack Creek Cellars • Le Cuvier • Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery • Rocky Creek Cellars • RN Estate Vineyard & Winery • Sculpterra • Tablas Creek • The Missing Leg • Venteux Vineyards • Windward Vineyard

We’re on the map!

May 1st, 2015

As of today we are officially included in the Stephen Price Trail of Illusions. I can’t tell you what or where. But, somewhere in the tasting room are not one, but two optical illusions painted by artist Stephen Price. He has work all through out wine country at locations listed on his website. The key is finding the illusion at each location and he will paint you a reward. Check out his website to find us and more information. We hope to see you out on the trail. Cheers!

Blending parties are headed your way!

April 3rd, 2015

Learn blending secrets from winemaker Paul Ayers. He will be featuring 3 barrel samples at each event for you to mix and match from. Make you own blend and label then bring your bottle home. There is a competition for our favorite label and promotions and discounts will be announced at the events. We will be serving light appetizers to be enjoyed out on the patio. RSVP quickly as spots will fill up fast!

  • May 3rd (Sun.) 12pm-2pmCentral Coast Wine country
  • June 20th (Sat.) 12pm-2pm
  • August 1st (Sat.) 12pm-2pm

Each blending session is $40/person and $30/club member. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call the tasting room.