Our Story

Walnut Tree Ranch

A Small Boutique Winery

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We are a small boutique winery in San Diego County's backcountry. Our first Sangiovese vines were planted in 2008, and we significantly expanded our vineyard in 2015 with the addition of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties. Our Sangiovese vines are clones of the Grosso cultivar from the Montalcino, Italy region - home of the world-renowned Brunellos. Our Zinfandel vines trace their lineage to California's Amador County, and our Cab vines are clones of a vine located in a famous vineyard in Napa Valley.

Our 2015, 2016, and 2017 vintages are all single variety Sangiovese. The 2018 harvest included initial pickings of fruit from our Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon vines. 2019 was the first year in which we fully cropped all three varieties, and we now have successive vintages of the three wine varietals in process. We recently completed the construction of our tasting room/retail facility and are now taking reservations, offering private appointments that include vineyard and winery tours/tutorials culminating in tastings of our available vintages.

Paul and Tammi Hedtke