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Midnight Cellars

The Hartenberger family began the Midnight Cellars adventure with one idea in mind, to create ultra-premium wines of which they can be proud. They decided to settle in Paso Robles after an extensive search for properties throughout California. The family planted their first vines in the spring of 1996, and has expanded these plantings each year since. The Willow Creek District appellated hillside vineyard is now approximately 31 acres and planted with Zinfandel, Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. Future plantings will consist of Cabernet Franc and more Cabernet Sauvignon, with the intention of bottling a Bordeaux style blend from 100% estate grapes.

Winemaker: Rich Hartenberger

Wines Produced

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Meritage / Bordeaux Blend
  • Merlot
  • Port-styled
  • Red Blend
  • Zinfandel