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Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery

5036 S. El Pomar Rd, Paso Robles, CA
+1 805-238-9940
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Spectacular Wines in Great Setting

It is worth a short drive to Templeton to go to Pomar Junction. Terrific reds and whites. You can... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2015
Val D
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Los Angeles, California, United States
via mobile
Country Wine Tasting

Very Friendly staff, and the tasting room was a cute old farmhouse with beautiful views of the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2015
Cathiedean
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Indio, California
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The Merrill Family's agricultural heritage and grape growing history dates back at least 8 generations on California's Central Coast. A former family ranch still is home to a grape arbor planted in the 19th century. Today Dana and Marsha Merrill and son Matthew farm the vineyards, while Matthew's winemaking is complemented by winemaker par excellent, Jim Shumate. After nearly 30 years of growing grapes for many of the finest wineries in California, ranging from ultra premium small producers to the largest international brands, the Merrill's decided to produce their own wines. In addition to the family estate, the finest blocks of grapes from Santa Barbara and Monterey Counties are selected from vineyards managed by a sister firm, Mesa Vineyard Management, Inc. All wines produced are exclusively farmed by the Merrills who believe that control from planting and pruning through harvest, fementation and cellaring is critical for success. It also ensure a uniform dedication to Sustainability, which led our recent Certification to the SIP program within the Central Coast Vineyard Team. The family believes in community and industry involvement. Dana Merrill was the first San Luis Obispo County Chair of the California Assn of Winegrape Growers, a charter member of the pioneering vineyard Sustainability group, the Central Coast Vineyard Team and is a past two term Director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance.
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5036 S. El Pomar Rd, Paso Robles, CA
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Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

It is worth a short drive to Templeton to go to Pomar Junction. Terrific reds and whites. You can have your tasting outdoors looking at the trains and growing vines as far as the eye can see. Tasting room staff was delightful, warm and made...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2015

Very Friendly staff, and the tasting room was a cute old farmhouse with beautiful views of the vineyards and the 2 train cars that sit outside. There was a lot of medal winning wines to try. We bought a bottle here since one of their...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2014

I have been wanting to stop at Pomar Junction for some time now. I am a big fan of the smaller wineries on the east side of the 101. We stopped at Pomar on our way back to Fresno after picking up wine club shipments...More

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Sara P, Front Office Manager at Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2014

Hi Tammy, First, let me thank you for visiting us here in the tasting room. I am so sorry to hear your experience was anything short of stellar. Second only to making sure our wines are incredible we pride our selves on our customer service....More

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Reviewed 9 September 2014

Visit this winery to combine good vino, a laid back environment, scenery and trains! Woo! Woo! My wife and I did not dislike anything about this winery.

Thank Jack S
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Sara P, Front Office Manager at Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2014

So glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again soon!!

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Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Pomar Junction was part of our organised wine tour. We were delighted to sit outside with our small group to sample the wine. We were given a good choice of a variety of wines allowing us, as a couple, to try more of the varieties...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2013

I am new to wine tasting. But I loved this winery. I loved the trains and just the whole rustic feel of this winery. And of course the wine was pretty good too. I would recommend picnicking at this winery, We wished we had brought...More

1  Thank KandBsALT
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We visited the area for Harvest Festival weekend - - we stopped at Pomar for their Train Wreck FRI, which is an event that consists of a live band, wine tasting and food. We paid the $10 per person and set our folding chairs on...More

1  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

Cute little winery and grounds. Wasn't overly impressed, only walked away with one bottle (which is rare for me!) and that was mainly just to have something from every stop. I think the staff was busy getting ready for Harvest Wine Weekend, but they didn't...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2012

If you have not tried Pomar Junction, you are missing out, They have improved dramatically in the past year and I see a very big improvement to come, the wines are so tasty and they have great events. The new Trainwreck wine coming out now...More

1  Thank cshumate27
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

Friendly people, great wine and amazing views. Love their Train Wreck Friday events...looking forward to Sept 21.

Thank C W
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