Award winning Bordeaux wines, small quantities just for your enjoyment
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.
When Douglas Hauck bought the fifty-acres within the Adalaida/Willow Creek AVA property in 2007, he knew the vineyard was a gem. His vision for the historic century old farmhouse and perfecting vineyard practices, the dream is now reality and Doug invites you to indulge in the elegance and romance that is HammerSky.
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 Pinterest, Modern Bride, Mag Rouge and Destination I Do magazine and Instagram.
Truly a unique and pictorial property, Doug tastefully enhanced the historic site to be a working winery and Inn that he can 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. Doug 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.
There are twenty-five acres of estate vines farmed at HammerSky Vineyards, which is named for Doug's two 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."
A man of diverse interests, Doug earned a business degree from the University of Southern California, a film degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and, in 1988, a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from San Francisco’s University of the Pacific. He taught a dental courses at USC, ran a successful practice in Beverly Hills for two decades, and has enjoyed side careers as a movie producer and Internet entrepreneur. Doug continues to maintain his practice in Orange County, where he counts sports, music, and film celebrities among his clients.
Doug’s 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 just under a thousand square feet and allows a relaxing, 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 daily, closed only on Wednesdays, and the farmhouse is rented year-round. Doug and the friendly staff welcome you and invite you to indulge in the elegant romance that is HammerSky.
*HammerSky is a sustainable property. Our vines are well established over 15 years and require very little water. We limit the use of any type of spray and let nature rule our vineyard.