Don’t rinse your glass with water!

We have seen this every so often, where between tastes, a customer will rinse their glass with water. Now that we are truly experiencing the effects of our severe drought here at Hearthstone we have become a bit more aware of water consumption. Our friends over at Stillwaters Vineyards offer some wonderful advice on reasons… [Continue Reading]

Fall 2014 wines of the wine club

  Fall 2014 Wine Club Tasting Notes 2013 Roussanne – Toasted buttery cream with accents of cinnamon and pear. This great aperitif has a balanced and lingering finish. 14.8% alc. 2010 Grenache – This Grenache makes an elegant entrance on to the palate with cranberry chocolate. Its lean acidity dries the mouth, brushing the teeth… [Continue Reading]

How do we destem our fruit?

white grapes

For those of you that watched our video last harvest about sorting fruit by hand, here is a quick explanation about what happens to that fruit once it is sorted. Pictured below is our grape destemmer. Although winemaker Paul likes a little green growth in with the fruit for added tannic acid we don’t want… [Continue Reading]

Sept. 6th dinner on the patio

With the end of summer in tow we are experiencing delicate and warm breezes, crisp and clean air, and beautiful sunsets coming earlier each night. Come enjoy all of these comfort qualities of the harvest season on our patio from 5-8pm while sipping fine wine and munching on tacos catered by Los Robles Cafe. Musical… [Continue Reading]

Vertical tasting event August 30th

On August 30th from 5-7pm join winemaker Paul Ayers at a vertical tasting seminar as he opens our Fireside Claret (Cab Sauv, Cab Franc blend) vintages ’04-’11. Tickets are $40 and will include a bottle of our Fireside Claret in the vintage of your choice to take home. Light appetizers of gourmet cheese will be… [Continue Reading]

Hang time on the vine!

sustainable estate grown zinfandel in paso robles

Pictured is a great example of zinfandel experiencing veraison, transitioning from green to purple. Zinfandel is notorious for wanting to ripen unevenly, with one side ripening first and then the other following. This is why shoot thinning is so important for a zinfandel vine. Removing excess foliage allows sun to evenly touch the grape clusters… [Continue Reading]

Great Party!

wine event at a paso robles tasting room

A big thank you to everyone who came to our Midsummer dinner on Saturday,. The weather, food, and company could not have been more perfect. Stay tuned for upcoming news and events. We hope you can make it next time. 

Mid-summer dinner with a view

kabobs

For those of you who joined us last weekend for our July 5th tri-tip bbq, you’ll remember it was a fabulous hit so we will be doing another event on August 2nd from 5-8pm in much the same fashion. On that note, we also sold out of tickets on the 5th, so for our mid-summer… [Continue Reading]

the last weekend of June!

paso robles vineyard tours

As usual, this first summer month was a hot one. But, we still had a lot of fun. We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who came out to the tasting room and kicked off our summer vineyard series. Beginning again on July 11th we will be learning more about how… [Continue Reading]

July 5th Independence BBQ!

Independence Day BBQ in Paso Robles

In honor of Independence in our country Hearthstone Estate is serving up a bbq of tri-tip and other goodies to go along side an award winning wine selection, fun music, and great weather from 12-3pm. Tickets are $20 and include a meal and a flight of 6 wines.  Tickets for wine club members are $10.00… [Continue Reading]