Located just north of the Paso Robles wine region, Pianetta Ranch and Winery is the perfect spot to pitch a tent and relax around a campfire (maybe with a glass of wine). The ranch is 95 acres, 65 of which is planted to vine, providing a beautiful setting along with wonderful views of Indian Valley north and south of the property. We have an open campsite that can accommodate large groups. If your group exceeds 50 people, please contact us directly for options. NO PETS ALLOWED. This is a perfect stopping point for cyclists and other traveling groups as we are located along the Peach Tree Trail.
We are happy to host your group just as a campsite, but for larger groups we can also offer winemaker dinners, vineyard and winery tours, barrel tasting, cheese pairings, Champagne breakfast, and more! Extras are at additional cost and MUST be scheduled at least 48 hours prior to your stay. We will do our best to make ourselves available, but we cannot guarantee any appointments
PLEASE NOTE: The camping facility is located on our private winery and vineyard. Our public tasting room is located in downtown Paso Robles (829 13th Street). To schedule private tastings at the winery (on the campground), please contact us in advance. We require at least a 48 hour notice for tasting. We can also provide cheese pairings at an additional cost. Please be respectful as the owner lives on site
We had a short but sweet stay at Pianetta Ranch. Everyone we dealt with, from reservation to on-site, went out of their way to be good hosts. We used the site as a halfway point on our way from the Bay Area further south and weren't disappointed.
At night we sat by a roaring fire made of old vines, drank a bottle of estate wine we purchased from the owners, and were surrounded by the sound of crickets and distant frogs. The owners had a knack for sensing when we needed assistance and when we wanted our privacy. We'd stay here again.
I would highly recommend staying at the ranch! It is absolutely gorgeous and John and katelyn are so welcoming and accommodating! The campsite has a grill, fire pit, showers, and bathroom and is in the middle of a vineyard - the sunsets are amazing!! John offers tour and tastings of his winery - the wine is delicious and we learned so much about his winemaking process and history. This is a really special and beautiful place and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing weekend!
We had a great stay. The owners were nothing but pleasant, welcoming, and helpful during our 2 night stay there. We got a tour of the winery and got to taste the good stuff directly from the barrel. Hot showers, clean bathroom. Will absolutely stay here again.
I'll give the highest possible rating to Pianetta Ranch & Winery Camp. It was the best overnight camping trip ever and just a few short hours away from our home. How often does the opportunity come along where camping is paired with wine? The ranch is serene and relaxing with lots of space to spread out. Upon arrival, they greet you, show you around a bit and provide a packet of information about their property, their wine and the local area. The communal area is set up behind the owner's home, in an open space along rows of cabernet vines, with a shaded area below a large oak tree. There are picnic tables, a heavy duty cooking grill and firepit . They supply firewood for both cooking and for the firepit. I really enjoyed the outdoor showers and appreciated the traditional bathroom instead of an outhouse. There were other campers which made hanging by the firepit entertaining. What a nice time we had. I would return often if I could. The owners created a wonderful and memorable time for all. John is great at educating his guests on the many aspects and nuances that make good wine possible. Thank you John and Caitlin for having us!
What an amazing spot to be (moon and) star gazing!
Caitlin & co are very friendly and we got to buy wines directly from the wine hall, where it all happens. They have great wines and unique product with the Jug Wine: perfect for picnics and camping! But there's no push to purchase, so if you are just there to camp, it's just the huge dog and the beautiful surroundings by a campfire (wood provided).
And I love the propane showers!
I wholeheartedly recommend staying at Pianetta Ranch & Winery. John, Caitlin, and Beau are fantastic hosts, and Kelly was a great contact to have while organizing our stay. Everyone was so friendly and made sure we were comfortable. About an hour after arriving at camp, we were able to do a wine tasting with both John and Caitlyn. We had a great time sampling their amazing wines, and learned so much about wine while chatting with them! They have great stories to tell.
We spent two nights camping under a big oak tree right next to the cabernet grapes. There is a wood grill, a fire pit, three heated showers, three picnic tables, and a very nice bathroom for you to use (the nicest I have ever used while camping). They provided us with old grape vines to use as firewood. Beau (the dog) kept us company for much of our stay, and everyone in our group adored her.
I can't say enough good things about the hospitality of John and Caitlin, or about their beautiful ranch and delicious wine!
Really nice place! Beautiful spot conveniently located along the Central Coast if you're road tripping the 1. The host was very welcoming and friendly, and if we'd had more time, we would have liked to try the wine. Highly recommended!
My partner and I had a lovely weekend stay at the winery. Caitlin was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Firewood was provided, and the iron BBQ grill worked great. The outdoor showers were hot, and the bathroom was clean. We also really enjoyed cavorting with the winery dog, Bo.
The camping area is a large, flat area adjacent to the vineyards and the owners' house. There is very little shade available, so be aware if you're visiting during the summer (it was 90+ degrees and very sunny during our stay in early September).
Overall we had a great time, and would love to visit again next time we're in the area.
Great experience! The site is very well maintained and has a great fire bit as well as a grill, along with a few picnic tables. There is also a heated outdoor shower. The owners are great, very helpful and provide info about the area, had a good time chatting with them. The property is beautiful as well, would definitely come back.
Great camping spot! We camped over a cold November weekend and found the warm bathrooms and hot showers much needed. The camping area is great with plenty of room to cook and hangout. Fabulous sunsets, sunrises and views. We also really enjoyed our tasting at the vineyard.
Have a fabulous time with Beau, Caitlin, and her father. Would absolutely spend another evening (or 2) with them again. Very welcoming and had some wonderful conversations with them. Cheers!
Our stay was for one night, in the California "winter" which means that all of the surrounding rolling hills and land is bright green and lush. Our host was so friendly and we received a packet upon check-in which listed local attractions, and information about their jugs (of wine). :)
The ranch dog, Beau is adorable and friendly. Get a jug of wine for camping, and more to take home. The outdoor showers are heavenly, and there's plenty of communal campfire space. I could see Pianetta being perfect for a group campout.
Overall, camping at a winery was such a cool, and relaxing experience. Don't wait until summer... go in the winter and be surrounded by rolling green hills. Stay warm with a wine blanket. Cheers to hipcamping! 🍷
This is a beautiful wide open camping area. The winery is small but makes some excellent wine, and the surrounding hills and vineyards make for a really nice backdrop for camping. It is also located near Pasa Robles and lots of hiking areas. I would highly recommend this little gem.
Caitlin, John and Bo (the dog) are great hosts! We had a blast there! The winery is beautiful, quiet, serene, and the wine is superb. I definitely recommend this site to those who like to look at the stars with a bottle of Pianetta wine. We are already planning our next trip there! Thank you Pianetta Winery, you guys are great!!
We had a wonderful stay at the ranch. The grounds are beautiful, the facilities were great, and the hosts were amazing. They really went out of their way to make sure we had a great experience! Highly recommended - you must try it!
Beautiful winery! Caitlin was such a generous host, and we had a great time tasting wine, and hanging by the fire with the winery dog, Beau!
Very unique camping site! Our two year old loved it. There is so much space for him to roam safely.
We were greeted with such kindness and felt so comfortable setting up here. The property is beautiful and quiet and you can see the whole sky at night. Thank you!
My friend and I stayed at Pianetta Ranch and Winery in December. John Pianetta, the owner of the land and fourth generation California farmer, met us as we pulled in our campervan. He gave the basics and a folder his daughter, Caitlin, had put together with local attractions and restaurants. This site has a wood burning grill(and aged wood to use), several picnic tables, and our favorite; a fire pit stocked with dried vines for burning. There is a bathroom that was impeccably clean and outdoor shower which we opted out of...it went down to 25 F one of the nights we stayed! Close by you can visit Paso los Robles which hosts a variety of restaurants, shops, and of course wine. We drove to the coast to see Elephant seals in San Simeon and lunch in Cambria. The Hearst Castle is in that area, too. Caitlin and her father were gracious hosts. Highly recommend.
Love the quite camping experience with nice amenities. Sounds of nature include: coyotes, crickets, frogs, owls and other birds. Tents and tables are on walk on bark which kept the dirt down. We loved riding our road bikes down the quite roads. We will be back!
We stayed at Pianetta Winery for a night when traveling from SF to LA. It was the perfect, secluded accommodation. Caitlin greeted us upon our arrival and gave us a tour of the grounds - beautiful bathroom, outdoor showers, and fire pits. We were permitted to tour the winery grounds - highly recommend the walk through the grapevines. The views are incredible and a worthwhile stop. The dog Beau is an added bonus! Recommending Pianetta Ranch and Winery to my friends and hope to stay again in the future.
Our hosts were great and we had a wonderful stay in the middle of the vineyard. Although we arrived late it was easy to find and we were rewarded with the best night sky ever! The place was wonderfully set with views across hills and the vineyard and we were parked underneath a large tree - it was quiet, there were superclean outside showers and a great bathroom, firewood and picnic tables. We were welcomed with an info package and sad we had to leave again after one night. Make sure to get some of the Pianetta wine, it´s delicious!
Pianetta Ranch was a gorgeous place to camp! The host provided a fire pit as well as outdoor firepit grills. She even gave us a handy folder with information about the winery and the area. The views were gorgeous with the stars and the sun rising over the winery. I would highly recommend anyone to camp here! Do note that service is very spotty and there are quite a bit of crane flies. But other than that, my boyfriend and I had a lovely time camping here!
We had a wonderful stay at Pianetta. You can freely walk the grounds and even schedule wine tastings on the property (in advance.) The wines are all reds and delicious. They provide citronella candles, picnic tables, trash cans and firewood for the fire pit/Santa Maria style bbq. For people that are not fans of roughing it there are hot propane showers and a traditional toilet attached to the winemakers home. It is a bit out of the way if you're looking to be in the heart of wine tasting... @10-15 minutes from San Miguel (which has a beautiful mission with the only original frescoes remaining in a CA mission.) There is a small market there, a gas station, and a mexican restaurant but not much else so prep before arrival is ideal.
Very relaxed setting with excellent stargazing. The owner of the vineyard lives on the property and could not be kinder or more accommodating. Great place to camp in Paso.
Amazing to camp next to the vines!!! We will be back for sure!! The wine is great too :)