In the heart of westside Paso Robles on Vineyard Drive, HammerSky Vineyards offers it all, from award winning estate Bordeaux wines to hospitality and comfort for all who visit.
HammerSky has graced many magazines such as Vogue Magazine, Los Angeles Times, 805 living, C Magazine and Pottery Barn to name a few. HammerSky is becoming well known for the fine hand crafted wines as well as an upscale wedding venue for couples looking for a vineyard wedding getaway. Look for more photos on 100 Layer Cake, Instagram, Pinterest and Style Me Pretty.
Truly a unique and pictorial property, Doug and Kim tastefully enhanced the historic site to be a working winery and Inn that they could share with others. The restored farmhouse inn boasts casual elegance. Built for a Mennonite minister and his family in 1904, the gleaming white house at HammerSky Vineyards embraces its longtime love and history. Despite the home’s age, its crisp black shutters, second-floor balcony, and cropped boxwood hedge reveal a contemporary aesthetic. It has been described as the Scarlet O’Hara/Great Gatsby House. The couple oriented windows to incorporate views of a centuries-old valley oak, affectionately known as Uncle Dan, and erected a post-and-beam Yankee barn behind the house for special events.
The Haucks farm twenty-five acres of estate vines at HammerSky Vineyards, which they named for their two young sons, Hamilton and Skyler. Planted in 1997, the vines grow in soil that compares favorably with that of France’s Bordeaux region. Composed of shale, linne calodo 152 soils type, limestone and calcareous sandstone, the soil harbors moisture, encouraging the vines to root deeply, and imparts a balanced minerality to the finished wine. "Hand crafted, and in small lots," Doug describes HammerSky wines as “Couture' crafted wines for the senses".
The Haucks’ eclectic sense of style is especially evident in the tasting room, which stands at the edge of a park-like lawn dotted with large oaks and picnic tables. The clean lines and smooth, steel-troweled walls of the snow-white structure creates a bold impact amid the rural setting. The building, completed in 2011, is a melding of the refined esthetics of both Doug and Kim Hauck. Just under a thousand square feet, relax in an airy space for wine tasting, as well as a barrel room splashed with red and black accents. Tall windows and glass doors emit natural light, while allowing sweeping views of the merlot vines that border the lawn and café-style seating on the patio.
Whether you are looking to enjoy fine estate wines, or relax in a historic farmhouse amidst a working vineyard, you will find HammerSky to be more than you imagine. The tasting room is open Thursday-Sunday or by appointment and the farmhouse is rented year-round. Doug and Kim Hauck, along with the friendly staff welcome you and invite you to indulge in the elegant romance that is HammerSky.