- Family Owned
- Established in 1999
- Santa Margarita Ranch District AVA
“The growing conditions here are remarkable—and that’s something I’m driven to reflect in the wines of Ancient Peaks.”
- Mike Sinor
Mike Sinor is recognized as one of the Central Coast’s highest-rated winemakers. His winemaking career on the Central Coast spans more than 20 years. At Ancient Peaks Winery, Mike directs the quality and style of the wines, and he also oversees viticultural practices at the winery’s estate Margarita Vineyard. His first complete vintage with Ancient Peaks was 2006. “The opportunity to work with Margarita Vineyard is what really drew me to Ancient Peaks,” Mike says. “The growing conditions here are remarkable—and that’s something I’m driven to reflect in the wines of Ancient Peaks.”
Where the Wine is Made
Ancient Peaks is a family-owned winery specializing in wines from their sustainably farmed estate Margarita Vineyard in Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast. Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles region, located just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Margarita Ranch AVA. The name Ancient Peaks honors the Santa Lucia Mountains that border Margarita Vineyard, which were forged by the collision of the coastal plates. Over time, these same geologic forces resulted in five distinct soil zones—ancient sea bed, rocky alluvium, shale, volcanic and granitic—that bring natural complexity to the wines. Ancient Peaks wines ultimately express an unmistakable sense of place, with vivid structure, varietal authenticity and flavors that are native to Margarita Vineyard. Ancient Peaks is proud to steward this land, and honored to share it with you.