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York Mountain Winery

7505 York Mountain Rd
Templeton, CA 93465

Tasting:   Opening soon as Epoch Estate Wines at York Mountain Winery
Established:   1882

York Mountain Winery Description

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“York Mountain Road meanders through gnarled Madrone and under the overhanging branches of oaks draped with Spanish moss. Around a curve, the winery appears nestled against the hillside, its weathered brick and stone look as if it has stood for a hundred years, as indeed it has.”
This is Paso Robles Wine Association’s wonderful description of this historic landmark, deep in the western part of the Paso Robles wine region. Tucked into the mountains between Cambria and Paso Robles the winery was founded in 1882 by Andrew York and christened Ascension Winery. York and his family tended the vines, crushed the fruit and sold the wine. They shipped their wine in barrels by horse-drawn wagon to the San Joaquin Valley and to the coast for shipment to San Francisco.
The winery is currently under new ownership and expects to reopen the tasting room in November 2010.
Due to the original winery buildings age it has been closed for retrofitting and with its new owner’s vision, will be brought back to its former glory. The original farmhouse located on the property will be transformed and the winery reopened.

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3rd time's the charm?
PaFreund, Palmdale
It's a shame the old tasting room is still unusable due damage from the 2003 San Simeon quake. However, the setting is still awesome, the wines average to above average. Albarino, Late Harvest Muscat and Rousanne were brought home on my last visit. Staff was fun and knowledgeable, facilities were clean but I'm not fond of tasting wine in a trailer. Hopefully the new owners will bring this historic winery back to the glory that Max Goldman once brought to the place. Once we know it's open we'll be back.

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Up the Hill in the Backwoods
Eagle12, Schaumburg
What a great place to relax and feel like you are far away from it all. Tiffany was quite knowledgeable and poured the reds for us, my wife and I enjoyed all of their wines. We walked away with a couple of bottles and we thought the pinot was their best value and offering. Another nice stop that we would visit again.

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Great Albarino & Pinot Noir
striker13, Paso Robles
This winery has a lot of potential. The property is gorgeous, you feel like you have really gotten away and are located in a secluded paradise. They are currently pouring out of a modular unit but do not let that fool you about the wine quality. They are now know for fantastic Albarino, Viognier, Pinot Noir and Syrah. If you want to discover something off the beaten path, York Mountain is a must stop!

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some good wines
adamjf12, San Diego
They are working on renovating, but still worth the visit in my opinion. The location is beautiful though a little far out. The offer a variety of wines, and most of them I considered good. I especially liked their Albarino, Rousanne, and Pinot Noir.

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SurferChik31, Pismo Beach
Not a very impressive set up. I'm into the wine tasting 'experience' and unfortunately York Mountain didn't quite do it for me. Additionally, their wines are onle so-so. Nothing I'd write home about, or take home, rather. That's not to say they are bad and that the winery isn't worth a visit. It just wasn't a 'wow' experience for me. It probably will be a lot more impressive once all the remodeling is done, though.

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