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Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards

Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards In 20 short years, Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards has grown from its humble beginnings to take its place as one of the Central Coast's leading producers of premium varietal wines. Our success is rooted in a commitment to crafting wines that are consistently high in quality and represent a good value. Wild Horse was named for the wild mustangs which roam east of our estate. These horses are descendants of the first Spanish horses introduced to California. The name Wild Horse has grown to evoke images of the free and unbridled, a dynamic spirit which is manifested in our constant exploration of winegrape varieties and winemaking techniques. It is this spirit of adventure which can be found in all Wild Horse employees, from the vineyard to the tasting room.

Take Highway 101 to Templeton. Exit at Vineyard Drive. At the offramp stop, head east (this is a right-hand turn regardless if you've been heading south or north on the 101). You will go through one traffic light, and over a small bridge crossing the Salinas River. Take your first right immediately after the bridge...this is Templeton Road. Travel 2.2 miles on Templeton Road. On your left you will see the entrance to Wild Horse. Take the road straight back into the vineyard, and you'll see our tasting room.

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1437 Wild Horse Winery Court, Templeton, CA, US, 93465 Email:
Phone: 805-434-2541 Web:
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  Cabernet Sauvignon
While every bit as "serious" a wine as our Merlot, Wild Horse Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a slightly softer structure. While its approachability may lead you to believe it should be drunk now, Wild Horse Cabernets actually improve over time, and can easily benefit from 10 to 15 years of cellaring...if you're patient enough!
Sourcing fruit from select vineyards throughout the Central Coast allows us the luxury of crafting a wine that exhibits the wide range of aromas and flavors that Chardonnay is capable of when grown in diverse soils and climates. 100% barrel fermented and aged sur-lie, Wild Horse Chardonnay is both a complete and complex wine that is very food-friendly.
Another perennial favorite, Wild Horse Merlot was popular before the Merlot craze even began. Paso Robles provides us with exceptional fruit that is typically more intense and structured than its cousin, Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is a wine that provides rich ripe fruit flavors balanced by bright acidity. The soft, rich tannins, acidity and long finish make this wine an ageworthy contender.
  Pinot Noir
The name Wild Horse is nearly synonymous with incredible Pinot Noirs. Offering up vibrant aromas and flavors of cherry, pomegranate, cola, and Oriental spices, our Pinot Noirs are consistently praised for their complexity and good value. They are, without a doubt, the most food-friendly red wines we produce. Our flagship wine!
One sip of our Wild Horse Syrah may help you to understand why Paso Robles has become a leading region for this noble grape variety. Full bodied and robust, our Syrah offers up intense aromas and flavors which are constantly developing in the glass. At first, notes of cherry and blueberry fruits, then white pepper and smoked meat character. A beautifully complex wine.
Historically, Viognier (vee-OHN-yea) has been an extremely rare grape variety, producing wines destined for fortunate members of royalty and popes. Prized for its alluring aromatics and hedonistic flavors, Viognier is now available to wine lovers everywhere. Using grapes grown on both our estate vineyard and in San Benito County, Wild Horse Viognier is a beautiful expression of this rare Northern Rhône variety.
At a time when everyone seems to be producing "Monster Zinfandel," Wild Horse is pleased to offer a wine that actually complements your meal rather than dominating it. Sometimes referred to as claret in style, our Zinfandels offer up textbook raspberry/sage notes and a pleasing finish with good acidity, making it an ideal accompaniment to a wide variety of foods.


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