Halter Ranch: winery information
Winemaker: Bill Sheffer
Winemaker, Bill Sheffer, has made wine in Paso Robles, as well as in leading wine regions throughout the world, for over 25 years
In the early 1980s, when the Paso Robles wine region was just beginning to be recognized for its high-quality grapes and wines, Bill began work at the historic Estrella River Winery. He moved on to assistant winemaker positions at both Adelaida Cellars and J. Lohr Winery, before serving for seven years as head winemaker at Eberle Winery.
Looking to learn more from different perspectives, Bill followed his adventurous spirit and ultimately gained invaluable experience at well-known southern hemisphere wineries such as Viña Santa Rita in Chile, Rapara Road Vintners in New Zealand, and La Viña Winery in Valencia, Spain. Bill’s approach to wine making is to tailor a wine’s style to the character of the fruit the vineyard gives him; wines that are fully evocative of their variety and place. In the case of Halter Ranch, he remains true to his method, as he transforms the superb fruit into richly flavored wines with bright acidity and a refreshing vein of minerality.
Bill was honored by his peers in 2008 with the Winemaker of the Year award from the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance.
Annual Production: 6,000 cases
Join our wine club and receive 20% off all purchases. You will receive two shipments annually, 6 bottles per shipment. In addition, wine tasting is complimentary for you and three of your guests, at our tasting room, situated in the beautiful garden of our historic farmhouse. As a Ranch Club Member you will receive invitations to exclusive Ranch Club events at Halter Ranch, including winery dinners, winegrower tours and seminars, and informal gatherings.
Grape Varieties Planted
- Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grenache Blanc
- Mourvedre / Mataro
- Petit Verdot
- Petite Sirah
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Syrah / Shiraz
- Tempranillo / Valdepenas