Coupons and the Malibu Wine Safari

Adventure seekers are all invited to explore the wonders of nature at the 1,000-acre Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyard, Malibu in California. Riding in custom-built, open-air Safari vehicles and feeding a variety of exotic animals in the wild are some of the adventures that await visitors. At the same time, guests get the opportunity to taste local wines – Yes, the best of Malibu wines!

Tip: Get a Room Near The Vineyards using Coupon Codes:

After visiting a few vineyards, you’re likely not going to want to do much of anything. There are some great hotels and AirBNB properties in the area, with some even on the vineyards themselves. And of course you shouldn’t pay full price: you can find cheaper airfares on a site like

All About The Malibu Wine Safari:

It’s not every time you get the chance to explore such beautiful natural scenery and meeting rare animals you only see on National Geographic, while being treated to the tastes of the finest wines in California. Malibu Wine Safari offers these great experiences and many more. However, trips to the Ranch are packaged under different tour arrangements each with its own peculiarities and take-homes.

Explorer Tour: On this 90-minute adventure, you stand to enjoy SaddleRock Ranch’s exquisite beauty and splendor as well as the amazing wildlife. During stopovers, you will savor 6 of the best wines in Malibu and also get to meet and feed some of the exotic animals in the Ranch.

Giraffe Tour: For those who want a fun-filled afternoon in company of exotic animals, this is the tour for you. On this 105-minute trip, visitors get to clear view of the Ranch’s variety of wildlife.

Two wine-tasting stops and feeding rare wild animals is a nice way to embrace your adventurous side. Won’t you love to meet the retired Hollywood veteran called Stanley the Giraffe?

Mimosa Tour: This 105-minute tour provides fun lovers to add a wild streak to their picnic.

Kick off the brunch by visiting the exotic beasts in the Ranch. You will see alpacas, llamas, Spanish highland cattle, water buffaloes, yaks, and zebras. Adventurers will also taste the delicious mimosas of Malibu which are made from recipes of fresh fruit juices, lemonade, and sparkling local wines.

Vintner Tour: This 2-hour tour gives visitors the opportunity to explore SaddleRock Ranch from one uppermost side to another lowermost side, while sampling fine wines with a charcuterie board.

Vineyard Lunch Tour: This is a VIP Wine Safari trip packaged for guests to enjoy the great sites of SaddleRock Ranch, while still wine tasting, feeding and meeting those exotic animals in the park.

After the exciting 2-hour trip, visitors will be provided with a boxed lunch and platter, and more wine will be served!

Among other tour packages, tourists will visit the famous Chumash Cave paintings as well as meet and feed Stanley the Giraffe. They will also receive a complimentary lunch as icing.


SaddleRock Ranch is located on the breathtaking hills of Malibu in California.

Address: Malibu Wine Safaris,

32111 Mulholland HWY,

Malibu, CA 90265.

Getting There:

You can engage any of the available independent transportation providers to reach the place. However, Malibu Wine Safaris also offer visitors two direct means of transportation to the Ranch:

  • Performance Limo LA – This runs an hourly shuttle service between West LA and Malibu Wine Safari place on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Swoop Transportation – This provides transport for holiday parties or large off-site meetings holding on the Ranch.

You are guaranteed of no dull moment on Malibu Wine Safari tours. Just endeavor to book your trip well in advance.

About the Hearst Ranch Winery

Historical Background:

The name Hearst and Winery are synonymous these days due to the popularity of Hearst Ranch Winery and its products. The most famous Hearst, William Radolph Hearst, was an American media mogul with a penchant for politics and fine wines. W. R. Hearst was an avid collector who kept an impressive collection of European spirits and wines in the Hearst Castle Cellar.

The Founders:

Hearst Ranch Winery was established in 2010. The winery was a brainchild of Steve Hearst, W. R. Hearst’s grandson and Vice President and General Manager of the Hearst Western Properties, and Jim Saunders, owner of The Saunders’ Vineyards. They met when Mr. Saunders went on a tour of the Hearst Ranch. Jim already owned the Saunders’ Vineyards which he and his wife had purchased in 1994. Such was The Saunders’ desire to be involved in the wine business that they immediately began testing the soil for its viability to grow wine grapes.
Mr. Hearst, on the other hand, had the love for wine ingrained in him by witnessing firsthand his grandfather’s passionate wine collecting habit.

Wine-making Process:

The wine made by the Hearst Ranch winery comes from the grapes grown on Saunders’ Vineyard; a sprawling 65-acre vineyard located in Paso Robles, AVA (American Vinicultural Area). The vineyard is characterized by a unique clay, loam composition. It produces 5 varieties of grapes. When the grapes are ready for harvesting, they are handpicked and tested for sugar, acidity and a host of other factors before being sent to the winery. At the winery, the grapes are prepared then crushed before they are sent to the fermentation tanks.
Hearst Ranch Winery conducts an extended fermentation process in stainless steel tanks. It involves cold soaking the grapes for 4 to 5 days to bring out the color and tannins before adding yeast and sufficient oxygen to convert the sugary pulp into alcohol.
After the fermentation process, the wine is stored in oak barrels for 24 months to mature. Then it is packaged and allowed to sit for several months (prevent bottle shock) before being sent to the customers.

Tasting Rooms:

The Hearst Castle Winery has two tasting rooms where thousands of visitors flock every year to sample the famous wines they produce. The first and more famous one is located in San Simeon at Sebastian’s Deli which is located off the Coastal Highway 1, just beneath Hearst Castle.

Sebastian’s in San Simeon’s Hours: Open daily: 11am-5pm

The second tasting room is found in Paso Robles at the winery. The two tasting rooms are open to the general public for those who want to learn more about Hearst Castle Winery as well as do a wine tasting of their own.

Paso Robles’ Hours: Open daily: 11am-5pm.

Wines Produced:

Hearst Castle Winery produces over a dozen wines that include Malbec, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bourdeaux-Style Blend, Cabernet Frac, Tempranillo, Rose, Red Blend, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Red Rhône-Style Blend, White Rhône-Style Blend, Zinfandel, and Dessert.


The winery has received accolades that have given it global recognition and a gilded reputation amongst the elite wine producers. They include the Sakura Japan Gold Medal won by Pergola Petite Sirah (2011), a winning 93 point tally for the Pergola Petite Sirah (2013) courtesy of “Wine Enthusiast”, a 92 point tally for the Zinfandel Carpoforo by “Wine Enthusiast”, among many others.