We got to spend New Year’s Eve, 2011 in style this year at a swanky restored victorian, thanks to the amazing people of Halter Ranch Winery and the Cork Dorks. Adam Montiel and Jeremy West are the “Dorks” that do a weekly radio broadcast on 92.5 The Krush that features local winemakers. We were honored to be invited to join this New Year’s Eve extravaganza at the Halter Ranch property, with Adam and Jeremy and a bunch of other wine biz friends. The property is located on the west side of Paso Robles, roughly where Vineyard Drive meets Adelaida Road.
About Halter Ranch
This place is simply breathtaking…the entire property is worthy of a photo hanging on the wall, with it’s amazing old barns, the tasting room, and the old Victorian…simply put, it’s a must see in Paso Robles. The Victorian is one of the most beautiful buildings in our area, inside and out…they’ve managed to keep all the original charm but bring in all the modern conveniences to boot.
The Cork Dorks
We asked Adam why New Year’s Eve here at Halter Ranch and here’s what he had to say…”Halter Ranch has been a favorite of ours since our Cork Dorks episode a couple months ago. Kevin’s a uniquely talented winemaker, and the fact that HRV got their hands on him after a bunch of years at Justin, I know is exciting for them. He and Skylar make a great team, and I can’t wait to see what the next few years have in store for these guys. Their ranch has a rich history, and it’s gonna be something special to watch (and taste!) them take it to the next level. “It was the perfect place to spend New Year’s Eve…no cell phone signal, tons of local wine, good food, and great friends; just as it should be. As you’ll see in the video, we were bound and determined to have a lively time, which always happens when you hang out with the Cork Dorks. These guys bring the party and, well, you best be prepared!
We also eye-spied the SIP (Sustainable in Practice) logo on the back of the Halter Ranch “Cotes du Paso Blanc”. This means that Halter Ranch Winery is growing their grapes and producing their wines using environmentally sustainable processes. Way to go, guys!!!
Cheers, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
- Cork Dorks’ Jeremy at Crush and Roll 2011 (hootnannieblog.com)
- Halter Ranch Wine, Hospice du Rhone, and Change (hootnannieblog.com)
- 8 Sustainable Wineries in Paso Robles Wine Country (treehugger.com)