Hellanback Ranch Vineyard is a boutique winery that produces approximately
400 cases of wine per year. Their award winning wines are meticulously
handcrafted with a focus on quality rather than quantity. All of their wine is
made from estate grown grapes or grapes from other small vineyards in the
Ramona Valley AVA and the Highland Valley . Ramona Valley was
designated an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 2006.
The Ranch is nestled in a secluded canyon east of Ramona, CA. Horses,
cattle, pigs, wild turkeys and many other forms of wildlife inhabit the ranch
along with John York and Paula Payne and their two Dobermans. It is about
a 60 minute drive from downtown San Diego, and about 10 minutes from
Ramona, but it feels like the middle of nowhere.
Why do we call it "Hellanback"? When we saddled up to go riding, before
we had the ranch, Paula would always ask where we were going. John
would always reply, "To hell and back". Well, they finally made it!
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Hellanback Ranch, as featured on "The Roger Hedgecock Show":