St. Hilaire is a small, family-owned boutique winery producing approx. 200 cases of wine each year. Located just east of the 101 Hwy. in Templeton, CA. We planted in 1998 with a vision of producing low-yielding vines and high quality fruit. Our estate grown wines represent the best of what the Central Coast wine industry has to offer. The climate and terrain play an integral part in the success of our wines. We enjoy long, warm days and cool nights.
Great care is given year round to the soil, plant growth and fruit development. Our grapes are hand harvested in the cool early mornings to retain the grapes in pristine condition.
Vineyard management has become Johnís main focus and passion. The endless hours John spends in the vineyard can be found in each and every bottle of wine we produce. Pruning, shoot thinning, leaf pulling, plant care and quality control are primarily done by John. Crews are occasionally hired to keep us on schedule throughout the season but John works right beside them to ensure his practices are being followed.
It is with great pride that we offer these wines for others to enjoy. Our wines are made with food pairing in mind so they may be enjoyed with a meal or just by the glass.