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  1. Humble Beginnings

     1964

    Dr. Stanley Hoffman planted the first Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir vines in the craggy hillside terrain of what is now the HMR Vineyard in Paso Robles' Adelaida District. Dr. Hofffman planted some of the regions first Cabernet Sauvignon vines and continued in 1973 to plant Chardonnay in the HMR Vineyard.

  2. Hilltop Ranch

     1970

    The Van Steenwyk Family acquired Hilltop Ranch in the 1970s located just up the road from the HMR Vineyard.

  3. First Vintage

     1981

    The first vintage of Adelaida Cabernet made by John Munch followed by the first vintage of Chardonnay in 1982.

  4. Viking Ranch

     1985

    The Van Steenwyk's purchased the Viking Ranch.

  5. Tasting Room

     1991

    The Van Steenwyk's and John Munch became partners and built the first tasting room on the present property that is now home to Adelaida Vineyards & Winery.

  6. New Vineyard

     1991

    Viking Vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

  7. Getting Bigger

     1995

    The family purchased the 419 acres of the original 1,200 acre Hoffman Mountain Ranch and began restoring the vineyards to good health. This included the original HMR Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, and Pinot Noir.

  8. Anna's Vineyard

     2002

    Anna's Vineyard on the HMR Ranch was planted to Rhône red and Rhône white varieties.

  9. Bobcat Crossing Vineyard

     2002

    Bobcat Crossing Vineyard was planted along the road leading to Adelaida Vineyards & Winery. The Vineyard is home to three Portuguese varieties as well as Muscat Blanc.

  10. Michael's Vineyard

     2004

    Michael's Vineyard was planted on the HMR Ranch - 22 acres of dry-farmed, head-trained Zinfandel. The planting materials came from bud wood of two of the oldest vineyards in Paso Robles.

  11. Upper Viking Vineyard

     2007

    Upper Viking Vineyard was planted on a chalk rock mesa on the Viking Ranch. It is home to Adelaida’s Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petite Verdot.

  12. A New Face

     2012

    Jeremy Weintraub joins Adelaida Vineyards & Winery.

  13. Surf Song Vineyard

     2013

    Surf Song Vineyard, with Zinfandel, Grenache, Alicante Bouchet, and Carignane planted, is dry-famed.

  14. Happy 50th

     2014

    Celebrated 50th anniversary of HMR Vineyard honoring Dr. Stanley Hoffman.

  15. Welcome to the Club

     2014

    Adelaida District AVA was approved as part of the Paso Robles master AVA plan.

  16. Tasting Room

     2014

    Broke ground on a new Hospitality Center and Tasting Room, located where the old family farmhouse once stood

  17. New Production Facility

     2014

    Adelaida Vineyards & Winery production facility remodeled!

  18. Welcome to the Other Club

     2015

    Adelaida is Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Winery and Vineyard (CCSW).

  19. New Tasting Room

     2016

    Adelaida opens its new hospitality center and tasting room!

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