Plan Your Visit

Santa Margarita

Along the southern border of the Paso Robles wine country lies Santa Margarita—a charismatic small town steeped in local history.

Experience the Central Coast Tasting Room

22720 EL Camino Real
, Santa Margarita, CA 93453

Our Hours

Café Service

$15 tasting fee for non-members.
Closed on Easter Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

During this time the Ancient Peaks Café is offering a Take & Bake meal option to pair with select wines. These meals are available daily for pick up Tuesday- Sunday from 2pm-5pm. Please call ahead to confirm availability and pick up times. Full menu can be accessed below. The café will still be offering its classic ranch-to-table fare, but at this time all orders will be offered on a to-go basis only. Please call the tasting room at 805-365-7045 to place an order. Stay Well!

Take & Bake Menu

Café Menu


AP Bar Nuts $5

spice roasted almonds

Castelvetrano Olives $5

orange zest, oléa farms olive oil

La Brea Baguette $5

oléa farms olive oil, balsamic vinegar

Cheese & Charcuterie Board $22 S / $28 L

artisan cheese, cured meats, red wine figs, dried apricots, dried cranberries, spice roasted almonds, house-made pickles


Buckaroo Plate $6

choice of a grilled cheese or turkey served on sourdough with mayo, with applesauce and a juice box


Sill Salad $12

organic baby greens, spice almonds, see canyon apples, crumbled applewood smoked blue, balsamic vinaigrette

Karl Salad $12

wild arugula, quinoa, poached beets, red onion, goat cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, champagne basil vinaigrette


choice of mixed green salad, pasta salad, or cup of soup

Longhorn $14

warm roast beef, swiss cheese, red onions, chipotle aioli, on grilled ciabatta

Gobbler $14

sliced turkey breast, gruyere, arugula, tomato aioli, served on a ciabatta

Figgy Piggy $14

prosciutto, arugula, fig jam, brie, served on a baguette

Chicken Pesto $14

warm chicken sandwich served on a grilled ciabatta with swiss cheese, tomato, red onion, pesto

BLT $14

served warm, on grilled sourdough with bacon, arugula, tomato, mayo

Margarita Veggie $14

artichoke hearts, tomato, red onion, and roasted red bell peppers served with melted swiss and pesto on a grilled ciabatta

Experience Santa Margarita Ranch

Adventure Beckons

The Ancient Peaks experience includes innovative agritourism and adventure offerings on the 14,000-acre Santa Margarita Ranch.

Oyster Ridge

Paso Robles’ premier wedding and events venue

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Vineyard Ziplining

Six epic ziplines by Margarita Adventures

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Wildlife Tours

Guided tours into the ranch’s diverse wildlife habitats

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Located in the San Luis Obispo County Paso Robles Wine Region

Los Angeles, California

3.5 Hours

San Francisco, California

4 Hours

Central Coast Beaches

25 Minutes

San Luis Obispo, California

10 Minutes

The Historical
El Camino Real

Old California

Grapes were first grown at Santa Margarita Ranch by Franciscan missionaries in 1780. California’s original El Camino Real, the 600-mile “Mission Trail” connecting the state’s 21 missions, ran right through the ranch. In the 1800s, the ranch was a stagecoach stop for Wells Fargo and other stage lines traveling down El Camino Real. Even today, Santa Margarita maintains the ambiance of a classic Wild West outpost.