Welcome to Midnight Cellars Winery, home to the Hartenberger family and their small production of award-winning Paso Robles wines. The 28 acre estate vineyard is situated in the newly established Willow Creek District, known for its strong marine influence, mountainous landscape and calcareous soils. This climate, topography and soil composition create an environment for growing quality, low-yield, sustainably farmed grapes. Planted on south facing slopes are Bordeaux varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec; terraced is eight acres of Zinfandel and a five acre lot of Chardonnay. Known for their true to character straight varietals, Midnight Cellars also produces highly acclaimed blends, including the flagship Full Moon Red, and reserves including Mare Nectaris and Zenith Estate Cuvee.
The Midnight adventure began on a family vacation to Northern California. As father and son were sipping wine and overlooking a beautiful valley, the casual comment was made: “Hey Dad, you should buy a winery when you retire, and we’ll run it for you!” As fate would have it two years later, when Dad’s retirement became a reality, the winery idea resurfaced. The family sold their Chicago homes and converged on Paso Robles where they started their dream venture, Midnight Cellars Winery. In 1995 they purchased their 160 acre ranch in Paso Robles, which is now home to three generations of Hartenbergers.
As a family owned and operated winery for twenty one years, Midnight Cellars prides itself in providing fine wines at enjoyable prices. Join us in our Tasting Room and you’ll be greeted by our knowledgeable staff, taking you through a flight of wines that reflect the terroir and rich fruit of Paso Robles. Please peruse the website, take note of upcoming events and learn about the unbeatable offerings of Midnight’s wine club!