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         Wine Tasting
Satisfy your thirst for great wine at Hunt Cellars
Musically inspired, hand crafted, small lot wines
 On a quest for great wine? All roads lead to Hunt Cellars, where highly-acclaimed wines have
been satisfying the thirst of wine lovers for 20 years and counting. From cabernet, zinfandel, and pinot noir to chardonnay, viognier, and exciting blends and ports, there’s something for every taste palate.
“Our wines have an incred- ible, distinctive flavor profile,” says winemaker and owner David Hunt. “We are blessed with a world-class vineyard that produces some of the finest fruit in California and, for comparable quality, Hunt Cellars wines are about one-third of the cost of a fancy Napa or Sonoma wine. For someone who knows wine, and knows the quality of great wines, Hunt Cellars is the greatest value.”
Hunt’s approach to winemak- ing is simple. “I work with the wine until I can’t produce it any better,”
he says. “My philosophy is to push the threshold of the winemaking art against the science, which creates the finesse of Hunt Cellars.”
With a background in music and numerous business ventures, Hunt looked to winemaking as a way to retire and enjoy a bucolic lifestyle. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a child, he wanted to
start his winery before his sight was completely gone. Having developed his palate over the years, he took classes at UC Davis and a few other universities to learn the require- ments for running and operating a successful winery.
“I knew that if I was going to own a winery, it had to be based on my palate alone,” Hunt says. “Our
philosophy is to produce the wines in the vineyard, and my job as a winemaker is to protect the great fruit that our vineyard produces. Through hard work and patience, we’ve been blessed to consistently produce great wines.”
Wines made to last the test of time
Hunt Cellar red wines are in the barrel for about three years and another two years or more in the bottle before being released – as
in European countries, these are called “Grand Reserve.” Because of the concentration and low yields of Destiny Vineyard’s fruit and Hunt’s winemaking style, the wines are made to last. At the Hunt Cellars tasting room, guests have the op- portunity to taste both older and newer vintages.
“We’ve had over 150 wines earn from 92 to 98 points over the years,”
                   Unique Blends
  Tasting Room Open Open Daily 11-5
   Shop Our Tasting Room for Unique Local Blends, Tours & More!
 (805) 226-8333 • 9750 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles
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