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Midnight Cellars

2925 Anderson Road
Paso Robles, CA 93447
(805) 239-8904

Tasting:   Daily 10-5:30 pm, winter till 5pm
$5 refundable with purchase
10% discount on 6-11 bottles, 15% discount on a case or more
  Tours by Appointment , Informal Tours
  Barrel Tasting
Price Range:   $11 to $44per bottle.
Established:   1995
Vineyards:   30 acres
  7,000 cases

Midnight Cellars Description

The Hartenberger family began Midnight Cellars in May of 1995. The idea sprung from a family vacation to Northern California wine country in 1993. While sipping wine and overlooking a beautiful valley, the comment was made: “You know Dad, why don’t you buy a winery when you retire, and we’ll run it for you.” In 1994, when retirement became a reality, the winery idea resurfaced and became a reality. The family members sold their Chicago homes and converged on Paso Robles, where they bought a beautiful 160 acre ranch in the western hills of Paso, planted 30 acres of grapes, and started the dream.

The Midnight estate vineyard was planted by the Hartenbergers in 1995 on 30 acres of hillside and hilltop terrain nestled near the Santa Lucia mountain range of Westside Paso Robles. This area, known as the Templeton Gap, is a prime growing location characterized by cool maritime influences and calcareous soils. The Midnight vineyard is currently planted to Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Yearly production hovers around 7,000 cases of small production wines.
Adjacent to the 10,000 square foot open air winery of Midnight Cellars is their bright blue tasting room with its white awning. The large space has a tile floor with a long tasting bar looking out behind the winery to a grassy lawn backed up against the hillside. There are tables and chairs for relaxing and taking in the clean country air. Inside the tasting room there is a nice display of boutique items, ribbons displayed for various  awards, and framed photographs. Visitors are welcome to take a tour with the winemaker whenever he is available-- and spontaneous barrel tastings are known to occur. 


Midnight Cellars Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Estate Grown Wines
Tours Available
Picnic Sites
Gift Shop
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Midnight Cellars Reviews

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Loved it!
alinzey, Morro Bay
I loved tasting at Midnight! The woman helping us was extremely knowledgable and friendly. We learned a lot about wine and the wine making process. I would definitely go back!

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Out of nowhere...
davis1020, Mission Viejo
This winery is very understated. While it does not have immense buildings, decorations from a museum, or famous owners... it does have fabulous wines, which is why we go to wineries, correct? The real find here is the Gemini, a 50/50 Syrah / Zinfandel blend that brings out the best of the two varietals. The syrah immediately presents with loads of fruit and then the Zinfandel takes over with spice and tannin. The winemaker is a character and pleasant drinking companion!

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Eagle12, Schaumburg
The wine here is excellent and so are the people. We purhased a bottle of the Mare Blend and a bottle of there Zin. A nice comfy tasting room with solid wines. The owners have two large cats and Zin greeted us from the trellis roof at the entrance of the winery.

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We loved it here
Wino, San Francisco
We like small places with good wine. This is our spot. This part of Paso, and this winery, is a great place to visit and we felt well taken care of. The Pinot and Zin we're the group favorites and we took a lot of it back home!

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Always worth a stop
BrenJ, Long Beach
What a wonderful small winery! They make a beautiful Syrah and a very nice Pinot. The staff are great and the place is very relaxed. There are a few small wineries right on this block practically, and Midnight is my overwhelmingly favorite stop!

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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