September 27, 2023  -  Hearst Ranch

Arrive - 6:30 PM.  |  Start of Presentation - 7:00 PM. |  Conclusion - 9:00 PM.




The hand-crafted offerings of Hearst Ranch Winery have been brought to life by the collaboration of sound agricultural practices, impeccable winemaking and the philanthropic involvement of Steve Hearst and Jim Saunders. The fruit from California’s Central Coast vineyards is among the finest in the world. Blend in the talent of our winemaker and you get Hearst Ranch Wines, exhibiting the excellence that is a testimony to the “Legacy of Quality™”—synonymous with the Hearst tradition. 


Founded in 2010 by friends, Jim Saunders and Steve Hearst, Hearst Ranch Winery is a premium producer of wines from their estate Paso Robles vineyard. Winemaker Soren Christensen has been making wines from the Saunders Vineyard since 2005 when he first met Jim Saunders. Their relationship flourished even more when Soren became official Winemaker for Hearst Ranch Winery in 2014. Along with Soren, his wine brand Anonimo was embraced with open arms as he produces Italian inspired wines. Jim Saunders's son, Scott, has been full-time with Hearst since 2011, and he also started the brand Arbuckle Ridge, which focuses on making deeply extracted red wines with unique blends. We look forward to sharing a taste of all three brands with you at the SDWG event.


Wines to be tasted:

  • 2022 Rose
  • 2022 Three sisters White Cuvee
  • 2022 Glacier Chardonnay
  • 2020 Randolph Red Blend
  • 2019 Anonimo Red Blend
  • 2021 Babicora Malbec
  • 2021 Bunkhouse Cabernet
  • 2020 Arbuckle 57 Octaves 


San Diego Wine Guild Annual Camping Trip


Annual  Campout was June 2-3, 2023 at William Heise County Park in Julian. 


We had 28 campers for this year's event and an additional 8 members join us for the winery visit.


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SAVE THE DATE JUNE 13, 14, 15 2024:

2024 Camping will be your choice of 3 or 2 nights starting 

Thursday June 13 thru Saturday June 15.  We have 10 cabins reserved. More info to follow after the beginning of the New Year.