DAVID HUNT – OWNER & WINEMAKER, HUNT CELLARS
It started over 20 years ago as a fantasy: living on a lush beautiful vineyard, producing your own style of favorite premium varietal wines that are well received and appreciated by those who have discovered the wines and shared them amongst friends.
Now, drive along the scenic Highway 46 West, about three miles west of the 101 Fwy at Oakdale Road, you will find this dream has become reality for David Hunt, Winemaker and owner of Hunt Cellars, a winery committed to producing “Memorable Wines”. We believe that great wines leave indelible impressions when poured with wonderful meals and great friends and scintillating conversations. Hunt Cellars was founded on the philosophy of producing wines that you will look forward to simply sipping by a cozy fireplace or pairing with your favorite meals to enhance that special event or moment in time.
How It Began
When The Hunt Family decided to pursue their dream they were uncertain where they would choose to build their vineyard. The Hunts spent exhaustive days and weekends traveling to various premium wine regions from Oregon, Washington, and throughout the State of California. They finally narrowed their decision down to the Central coast to San Luis Obispo County. Paso Robles was selected because of its rich diversity in soils, superb growing climate and unique styles of wine making along with the spirit of graciousness and traditional American values.
Eventually after looking at numerous parcels of vineyard potential property, they settled on uniquely beautiful property containing over 550 acres on Highway 41 in Creston. This unique property met their criteria in topography, soil composition and unparralled beauty. Within the 550 acres there are four terrior’s with varying elevations containing soil composites that mirror the great wine regions of the world. They were convinced that they could grow wonderful exciting intense fruit here on this property.
The Hunt Family decided to name their vineyard, “Destiny Vineyards,” in honor of their new baby girl they named Destiny who was born in 1996. Just ask Destiny who has the best wines today and she will certainly tell you.
Destiny Vineyard’s first planting consisted of: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Syrah, Cab Franc, Viognier and Zinfandel. The Hunts decided to build a tasting room for their premium wines, which opened in October of 1999.
In 1997 they began producing their first releases of memorable wines… Experience has taught Hunts that in order to make great wines you must simply have the best fruit. At Hunt Cellars, we believe passion, hard work and never giving up until we have put together all the components and structure that will give our wine the varietal character, flavor and velvet finish that will become a trademark of our wines.
View of Destiny Vineyards
As you enter The Hunt Cellars Tasting room, the fun wine experience begins, as you are greeted with either live music or our white grand player piano, which can play any song. Stroll up to our Cabernet Bar, where our warm and friendly staff are eager to lead you through a light hearted and fun sampling of our wines. You may also choose to sip your wines on our spacious 1200 foot veranda, smoke your favorite cigar under our pavilion or simply stroll through our lush inviting landscaped lawns. We want you and your guest to simply have a wonderful time at Hunt Cellars and bring your friends and family back on your next visit to the Paso Robles Wine Country.
How Hunt Cellars Wines Differ from Others
There are many different wineries in the Paso Robles area; few compare to the quality of Hunt Cellars. Hunt uses only the best and rarest mountain grown fruit to produce the best harvest of grapes. Their vineyard’s location has been specifically chosen for its composition and diversity – every step of the production process is designed so Hunt Cellars produces the highest caliber of wine for you to enjoy.
FR. BILL NICHOLAS - THE 2014 SIMI VALLEY DREAM CUISINE - OCTOBER 12, 5PM
Enjoy an exciting evening of delicious gourmet foods and beverages from many of the area’s finest restaurants, bakeries, wineries and breweries. Dine under the stars on a wide range of fine foods and beverages from the best restaurants in Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, and the San Fernando Valley. And dance the night away to musical performances by wonderful live bands.
The Simi Valley Dream Cuisine gives you the opportunity to dine on gourmet foods from the finest restaurants in the Conejo and San Fernando Valleys—all in one place in one night! You can enjoy food from many different restaurants, sip on fine wines from some the most prestigious wineries, drink beer from well-known breweries and taste desserts, coffees and teas from outstanding bakeries, coffee houses and eateries. The event offers just about any kind of food you can imagine.
“The Simi Valley Dream Cuisine is quickly becoming the premiere wine & food festival in Ventura County. Where else can you eat and drink to your heart’s content, plus enjoy entertainment, a silent auction and raffle drawing, all for one low price?” says Father Shea, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church.
Guests enjoy the fact that they can sit and enjoy the food, drinks and entertainment while sampling food from the many vendors. Live music and entertainment is also provided throughout the evening, and a dance floor is available if the mood strikes you.
Contact St. Rose of Lima today to see how your restaurant, brewery, winery, coffee house, bakery or eatery can be featured at this year’s event.
This is a great way to attract new customers! Opportunities are also available for sponsorship and advertising in the full-color program, which is seen by the audience of almost 2,000+ people.
Amazing raffle prizes includes a large cash lump sum or a luxury automobile, a Hawaiian vacation and a flat-screen television.
A free shuttle service makes getting there a breeze. Special packages are also offered at local hotels. For more information, call (805) 526-1732.
Late Nite Catechism
Join us this year as we bring everyone's favorite nuns to the stage with the popular Late Nite Catechism show! This is part catechism class, part stand-up routine. It’s an interactive comedy, one of the longest running shows in Chicago and U.S. theater history. The New York Times calls it, "hilarious, well-written and inspired." Jeffrey Lyons from TV’s Sneak Previews calls Late Nite Catechism "something to savor and enjoy....one of the most intimate, rewarding shows in town." You, the audience member, are part of Sister’s class. She’ll take you back to the days of the Latin Mass, meatless Fridays, and remind you about that good old ruler across the knuckles!
Be True to Your School!
This year we're celebrating the 50th Anniversary of St. Rose of Lima Catholic School and are honoring all those who have joined in making it one of the finest educational institutions in the area. The school mission is to nurture students to discover their God-given gifts, to encourage them to use these gifts in the service of others, and to empower them to be models of integrity. With the help of gifted educators throughout the years, they continue to do just that!