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Hoyt Family Vineyard sets the cabernet standard
Carol Hoyt, The Accidental Winemaker. When Carol and Stephen Hoyt were just married,
a stay at a working vineyard in- spired them to have a vineyard of their own. At the time, Carol was a working model and actress, best known for her popular character, the Villainous Divatox, in the Power Rangers series.
Upon starting a family, Carol took a break from performing, and she and Stephen moved to Malibu. There they planted their first vineyard – in their back- yard! Having no idea of what they were getting themselves into, Carol soon discovered they would have a lot of fruit, and quickly learned to make her first wine in their kitchen.
Long gone are the days of making wine at home. Carol now makes wine and grows all her grapes in the heart of Paso Robles’. Nestled in the renowned Willow Creek District, Hoyt Family Vineyards is a gem among local
Hoyt Fam-
ily Vineyards
Ranch is
a unique
“We are in the
heart of some
of the best
wineries, just
a hop, skip,
and a jump
from nearby
vineyards and
tasting rooms.
You can have
the experi-
ence of going
downtown to
their tasting
room or book
a vineyard
tour right there on the ranch,” said Carol, who is the owner and winemaker of Hoyt Family Vineyards.
Carol Hoyt pouring wine at the Shack
The vineyard tour is like Mr. Toads wild ride! The host and Riley (winery dog) who is co- pilot takes you on an ATV tour around the 130 acres learning
Wine Tasting
Established Mom & Pop Winery!
 • Multi-Year Zinfandel & Barbera Tasting
• Private Label Artisan Condiments
• Wine Country Art, Books & Carved Gourds
• Oliveto Olive Oil Pouring and Sales
• Gems, Minerals, Fossils and Jewelry
Winery Tasting & Vineyard Tours most Sundays from 11am-5pm and by appointment.
7340 Drake Road, Paso Robles (805) 467-2138
24th St.
        Join our Wine Club for a 20% Discount!
  Stephen & Carol Hoyt
about viticul- ture and what it takes to grow grapes. You never know what wildlife you will encounter from quail, hawks, turkey vultures, owls even bob- cats! Along with feeding goats and picking farm fresh eggs. A one-of-a-kind experience!
“The views around Paso
are pretty spectacular and
we feel lucky to have some that rival the best! Truly amazing.”” said Carol.
The downtown Paso Robles
 FALL 2022 97
HWY 101
Nacimiento Lake Dr.
San Marcos Rd.

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