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“Ancient Peaks is quickly becoming one of our favorite consistent producers of affordable wines with lots of personality, sourced from the Margarita Vineyard, just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean.”
        -MaryAnn Worobiec, The Wine Spectator

“If you don’t know about the Ancient Peaks brand, it’s time to start learning. Over-delivering in quality is the hallmark of these wines.”
       -Leslie Sbrocco, NBC Today Show’s “Bites”

“At Ancient Peaks Winery, a family-owned operation with a single estate vineyard, the perfect location has given way to some of the best wines coming out of Paso Robles.” 
       -The Tasting Panel Magazine



2014 Merlot / October 2016
“WINE OF THE WEEK….A fabulously fruity, plush yet uncommonly sturdy wine.”


2013 Zinfandel / September 2016
“91 POINTS...Smoked meats, concentrated blackberrry and blueberry and a heavily peppered spice character.”


2013 Cabernet Sauvignon / September 2016
“90 POINTS…Another full throttle winner from this producer, at a price that will keep you coming back."


2013 Cabernet Sauvignon / September 2016
"90 POINTS…A very full mouthfeel...Should age well and open even further in the years to come"


2013 Renegade / September 2016
“90 POINTS…Weighty but energetic, finishing juicy, focused and quite long.”


2013 Oyster Ridge / September 2016
“91 POINTS…Impressive clarity and lift on the very long, gently tannic finish.”


2013 Renegade / August 2016
“90 POINTS…It has notable purity, no hard edges and tons of charm.”


2013 Oyster Ridge / August 2016
“91 POINTS…Polished and pure, with fine tannin, good mid-palate depth and excellent overall purity and elegance.”


2014 Cabernet Sauvignon / August 2016
“AN EXCELLENT VALUE that has classic Cabernet notes of black currants, plums, graphite.”


2013 Renegade / August 2016
“93 POINTS….Juicy blueberry and blackberry decorate the lavish palate, which is lifted by thyme and mint herbs.”


2013 Renegade / May 2016
“91 POINTS…Deep plum, blackberry and cassis; rich and earthy, with balance and spice.”


2013 Renegade / May 2016
“90 POINTS…Very highly recommended. Full body, big, extracted, cedary, savory and mouthfilling.”


2013 Renegade / March 2016
“A WONDERFUL BUY thanks to powerful fruit, engaging complexity and impressive refinement.”

2012 Petite Sirah / February 2016
“90 POINTS…VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…Shows a lot of rich fruit with good acid balance.”

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon / November 2015
“92 POINTS…Editor’s Choice...Shows blackberry, violets, black pepper and just snapped dark chocolate on the nose”

2012 Renegade / October 2015
“90 POINTS…From a unique vineyard atop the Cuesta Grade...Black licorice, dark blackberries, rustic elderberries.”

2012 Oyster Ridge / August 2015
“91 POINTS…Powerful, slow-to-open aromas of cassis, cherry compote and licorice with a smoky top note.”

2012 Renegade / August 2015
“90 POINTS…Quite Rhone-like in character…Very good spicy persistence.”

2012 Renegade / June 2015
“93 POINTS…Minerals, lilacs, black pepper, and plump blueberry in an edgy, modern unfolding.”

2011 Oyster Ridge / May 2015
“94 POINTS... It’s a wine that channels Paso’s abundant sunlight toward precision and purity rather than richness and concentration."

2011 Petite Sirah / May 2015
“93 POINTS…Bacon fat, blackberry extract, dark chocolate and freshly ground espresso…Wondrous flavors.”

2012 Renegade / April 12, 2015
"PICK OF THE WEEK…Spicy and full-bodied…Firm but approachable tannins."

2012 Merlot / March 19, 2015
"THE BEST MERLOT I HAVE TASTED OVER THE LAST YEAR and for sure the best Paso Robles merlot I ever remember tasting.”

2012 Merlot / March 4, 2015
“THE VALUE FOR THE PRICE IS SO HIGH…Lots of deep, earthy character.”

2012 Merlot / November 26, 2014
"RECOMMENDED...Supple tannins and soft texture make this a great bottle."

2012 Merlot / October 14, 2014
"90 POINTS…Lots to like in this complex Merlot.”."

2012 Merlot / September 25, 2014
"SUPPLE BUT NUANCED...A spectrum of classic varietal flavors...both complex and approachable."

2012 Zinfandel / August 19, 2014
"89 POINTS...Shows beautiful aromatic development...This wine is a match for your end-of-summer grilling."

Merlot, Renegade and Oyster Ridge / June 23, 2014
THREE GOLD MEDALS awarded to the 2011 Oyster Ridge blend (93 points), 2012 Renegade blend (91 points) and 2012 Merlot (90 points). 

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon / June 1, 2014
PICK OF THE WEEK...Ample ripe black fruit...A reasonably priced red to pair with grilled steak."

2011 Renegade / June 2014
"91 POINTS...BEST BUY...Refreshing, the flavors suggesting black currant...A brisk, stony texture."

2013 Sauvignon Blanc / June 2014 
“BRIGHT AND ZINGY…This release has become a yearly favorite of mine.”

2013 Sauvignon Blanc / May 2014
“FRESH, LONG AND BALANCED…Smooth and silky with mineral and juicy citrus.”

2013 Sauvignon Blanc / May 15, 2014
“FRESH AND ARRESTING AROMAS of yellow pear, gooseberry and citrus...Mouth-filling with zippy lime zest adding a high note on the finish.”

2013 Sauvignon Blanc / May 2014
“LONG AND FOCUSED…Soft, ripe and juicy with plum, berries and herbs.”

2010 Oyster Ridge / April 2014
“STARRED REVIEW...Nicely defined, ripe-currant fruit...Full and youthfully firm."

2010 Petit Verdot / April 2014
“90 POINTS...ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS...The wine's tannins are thick and refined...Such richness is what Paso Robles does so well."

2010 Petite Sirah / March 2014
“STARRED REVIEW...89 points...Swaggering, full-bodied...We would not be surprised if it were to last for a generation.”

2010 Petite Sirah / March 2014
“TOP FLIGHT…Intense black fruit softened by a whiff of violets.”

2010 Petite Sirah / March 2014
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED...Rich, briary, blueberry and blackberry flavors."

2011 Renegade / March 2014
“88 POINTS…A zesty red with smoky cracked pepper and blueberry aromas.”

2011 Renegade / January 12, 2014
PICK OF THE WEEK...Offers bright berry with a slightly savory herbal undertone...A robust wine that finishes with firm tannins."

2011 Renegade / December 2013
"92 POINTS...Dark, velvety textured fruit is sandwiched between layers of stony shale minerality…Big and expressive."

2010 Oyster Ridge / November 2013
"90 POINTS...Notes of fresh flowers, dark chocolate and smoky oak...Velvety texture."

2011 Renegade / November 2013 
"90 POINTS...STARRED REVIEW...GOOD VALUE...Lively flavors that are filled with fresh fruit and long on stamina." Click here to see the full review.

2011 Merlot / November 2013
"EDITOR'S CHOICE...88 Points...Just what you want a California Merlot to be..." Click here for the full review.

2011 Merlot / October 23, 2013
Ancient Peaks' 2011 Merlot is spotlighted in Tim Fish's showcase of "12 California Merlots Under $20." Click here for the full article. 

Top 100 Best Buys of 2013 / Annual Guide
Out of 12,500 wines tasted from around the world, Wine & Spirits names two Ancient Peaks wines to its list of "Top 100 Best Buys of 2013," with both the 2010 Renegade and 2010 Merlot earning a spot. 

2011 Merlot / September 23, 2013
"90 POINTS...Succeeds by not shying away from the natural herbal qualities of the grape and taking advantage of the acidity provided by a long cool vintage." Click here to read the full review.

2011 Zinfandel / September 2013
"AN OVERALL APPROACHABLE, DELICIOUS FEEL...Bright, brambly and lifted...87 points."

2011 Zinfandel / September 2013
"LONG AND HARMONIOUS...88 Points...Nicely textured and balanced."

2011 Renegade / July 2013
“GORGEOUS DEPTH and more than enough intensity to fill out its broad-shouldered frame. This is an absolutely delicious wine for the money.”