Hidden Oak Winery is located in the El Pomar area of Templeton, just 5 miles east of downtown Templeton. We consider our vineyard as a “piece of heaven’. The west overlooks all of Paso Robles and to the east are endless rolling hills dotted with oak trees.
The soil in which our grapes are grown is considered the finest in the Central Coast. The rocky limestone and clay composition of the Linne Calodo soil provides the complexity and flavors found in our wines.
Our focus has always been growing grapes but in order to understand the needs of the vine and the optimum time to harvest, we studied wine making and found that by controlling the vine to bottle process we can achieve the richest velvety textures that only great grapes can produce.
Hidden Oak Winery is pleased to present it’s line of award-winning wines. These wines have been recognized by some of the most prestigious competitions in America, including the Dallas Morning News and San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competitions. See our awards here
Our tasting room is open Friday to Sunday from 11AM to 5PM. If you're visiting the area during a time when we are not open, give us a call. We will be happy to arrange a private tasting of our wines.
Members of our wine club receive quarterly shipments of our limited production wines with no membership fees, plus a 20% discount on all wine purchases at our web store. For wine lovers it’s a fantastic early peek at the best Hidden Oak has to offer. Our award-winning wines can go pretty fast, so it’s a great way to ensure you won’t miss out. And join us in the tasting each Friday thru Sunday from 11am to 5pm to sample our greatest hits.
Temperature is a crucial element to serving wine, protecting its flavors and even enhancing its aroma. For red wines, it’s recommended at a temperature that allows the acidity to be discerned, but not so cool as to overpower the effect. Red wines do best just under 70 degrees, while whites generally perform much better just below 50. A good rule of thumb is a cooler temp for more lighter-bodied wines. Comes discover the excitement and history of winemaking on the picturesque hills of Templeton, here at Hidden Oaks.
Grapes are between 18 to 22 Brix. We pick between 24.5 to 26. That means we are less than one month away. In the 17 years Hidden Oak Winery has been picking grapes at our location. It’s the earliest in our history. Why? The weather has been ideal. Warm days, cold nights. If you want to taste the grapes before they are picked, you have to come by and I will walk you through the vineyard where you can taste the four different varietals we grow here.