Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County
Satisfying his inherent need to be outside, Mitch Wyss has worked as a salmon fisherman in Alaska, a whitewater outfitter, a canoe guide, and a whale-watching guide in Baja California before he made his way to Halter Ranch Vineyard. Responsible for this beautiful 250-acre vineyard, Mitch carefully attends to the 19 varieties of wine grapes grown on the estate. Preservation of the historic ranch buildings dating back to the 19th century is central to the mission at Halter Ranch. The property is dotted with old barns, sheds and a beautifully restored Victorian farm house. Also home to what could be the largest Coast Live Oak, designated “Ancestor”, the tree is a symbol of Mitch’s respect for this ranch – a very unique piece of old California.