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Hidden Oak Winery

4671 S El Pomar Rd, Templeton, CA 93465-8398
+1 805-237-9315
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Really good wines with an amazing view

I love off the beaten path, boutique wineries and this one has quickly become a favorite. Mike... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Tammy K
,
Fresno, California, Usa
Wonderfully good!

This family owned winery delivers top notch wines away from all the hoopla of the bigger wineries... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
karen t
,
Los Gatos, California
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Hidden Oak Winery has received many awards including: 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Silver Medal - 07' Encanto Silver Medal - 07' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Double Gold - 07' Petit Sirah 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Double Gold - 06' Encanto Gold - 06' Cabernet Sauvignon Gold - 06' Merlot. Hidden Oak Winery is owned and operated by the James family. Mike James is the grape grower and winemaker. He has one goal. That is to produce the finest bottle of wine for his customers. A great wine starts with the best grapes possible and this is where Mike has the advantage. His vineyard is located in the El Pomar area of Templeton, CA which boasts the finest soil for growing grapes. With his careful management of the vineyard and the optimum harvesting time, the grapes reach perfection. The wines produced at Hidden Oak Winery are only bottled after all the fruit flavors, tannins and character are in balance and have reached their peak of maturity, consequently the making of a great bottle of wine is assured. Hidden Oak winery is in the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA).
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4671 S El Pomar Rd, Templeton, CA 93465-8398
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I love off the beaten path, boutique wineries and this one has quickly become a favorite. Mike James, grows the grapes, makes, bottles and ships the wine himself. Stop in for a tasting and you will be treated to some really interesting stories from Jim's...More

Thank Tammy K
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This family owned winery delivers top notch wines away from all the hoopla of the bigger wineries. This is a must stop for those wine lovers looking for great wine in a no frills imitate tasting room with one of the best views on the...More

Thank karen t
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Our trio took a drive into Templeton and visited with Mike at Hidden Oak. It is always such a pleasure and treat for us to meet the winemakers and talk with them about their wines. Mike was so friendly and down to earth. We had...More

Thank jjadecat
Reviewed 29 June 2015

This was a great stop while tasting in the area. Small mom and pop winery with great wines! Don't miss this one.

Thank karen t
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Checked out Hidden Oak over Zinfest weekend. Great choice! Mike was there when we visited and first thing we were offered was several barrel tastings of upcoming releases. Incredibly good wine already. Mike was friendly and spent time answering our questions. Went back inside and...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2014

I am a very spoiled wine consumer. I don't care about the scenery or ambiance, which many of the local wineries have- dare I say prettier than Napa. Mostly I am interested in is the quality of the wine ( 90 pts or better by...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We happened upon this Winery several years ago and loved their Red on Red. We became wine club members and try to stop by whenever we are traveling through the Paso area. Recently we had a large group and called Mike to see if we...More

Thank SKMack5
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

The tasting room leaves a lot to be desired visually. I believe they spend more effort on the wine then the tasting room and outside areas. I really enjoyed the wine and the view of the rolling hills and vineyard is breath taking. Free tastings...More

Thank candegurrl25
Reviewed 14 August 2012

nice selection of drinkable wines and nice proprietors too! ...they even have some offered in boxes, which is great for air travelers to take home in luggage!

Thank mzungu f
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