The York Mountain AVA is a moderate climate area located in the western portion of San Luis Obispo County near Templeton Gap and approximately six miles from the Pacific Ocean. Due to its location near the Templeton Gap and relatively high elevation, 1500 feet, York Mountain is significantly cooler and wetter than Paso Robles. Andrew York opened the first commercial winery, Asceusio Winery, on York Mountain in 1882. The winery was purchased by the Goldman Family in 1970 and renamed York Mountain Winery, making it one of the oldest continuously operating wineries in the U.S.

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Pinot Noir

Cabernet Sauvignon



York Mountain Wineries - Highest Visitor Ratings

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York Mountain Wineries - Highest Wine Critic Ratings

1.   Epoch Estate Wines  
2.   Ledge Vineyards  
3.   Stephen's Cellar & Vineyard  

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All York Mountain Wineries (3) [map view]

Epoch Estate Wines

Ledge Vineyards

Stephen's Cellar & Vineyard