The tasting room is right next door to Will's Fargo restaurant and bar, part of the Holman Ranch holdings. I've dined at Will's Fargo before and have been consistently blown away by the quality of the food, the presentation, atmosphere and service.
The hacienda is magnificent with vaulted ceilings and oak beams, stone walls made from local Carmel stone and a Mexican terracotta roof. There are mementos from the old West, posters depicting events from days gone by and photos of movie stars who frequented the ranch decades ago.
We walked around, exploring every nook and cranny we could. Attention to detail is evident everywhere. There's a sense you've stepped back in time and you can almost hear the sounds of the old west. We gathered inside the intimate chapel. We soaked in the magnificent views. We picked up a wine glass and met in front of the carriage house and sipped on Homan Ranch 2012 Sauvignon Blanc before heading down the hill for dinner at Will's Fargo Steakhouse, a restaurant and bar that dates back to the late 1920s when it was owned by Will Fay.