Saturday, April 16, 2016

Niner Estates Decorated Heart Hill with Vineyards

Niner Estates Decorated Heart Hill with Vineyards
Heart Hill in Paso Robles has been here long before most of the current Paso Robles residents. It used to be part of a cattle ranch in the early 1900's. Heart Hill is a naturally formed heart-shaped grove of blue oaks that many of us see often as we drive east on Highway 46 from Vineyard Drive towards the freeway. It took Richard Niner to plant the vineyards that now decorate Heart Hill. I drive that  way often because I only live about a mile from from it.  I often stop to  photograph it. In this post I will show you how the view of Heart Hill changes through the seasons. 

The small photo in the top corner was part of this one, taken in January, when the vines are brown.

Niner Estates Decorated Heart Hill with Vineyards
Heart Hill in Paso Robles in January, © B. Radisavljevic


Below is a slightly different view from February 7, 2015.

Niner Estates Decorated Heart Hill with Vineyards
Heart Hill in Paso Robles in February, © B. Radisavljevic


This next photo was taken  March 22, 2012, Rain has come and added some green stripes between the still dormant brown vines.

Niner Estates Decorated Heart Hill with Vineyards
Heart Hill in Paso Robles in March, © B. Radisavljevic


The photo below was taken today, April 16. 2016. It is from a distance because I didn't realize that Niner closed at 4 instead of 5 today, and I couldn't get in the gates to take a closer photo as I usually do. This was the best I could do with trying to escape the power lines above my head and the barbed wire fence next to the taller fence inside it. I was trying not to get caught by the wire while poking the camera lens between the inner fence wires. They must be having deer problems, or trying to prevent them.

Niner Estates Decorated Heart Hill with Vineyards
Heart Hill in Paso Robles in April, © B. Radisavljevic


In this next photo it is June 4, 2012. Now the vines are green and the grass between the rows is brown.

Niner Estates Decorated Heart Hill with Vineyards
Heart Hill in Paso Robles in June, © B. Radisavljevic


This is how heart Hill looked on August 8, 2015. As you see, the white roses are in bloom now.

Niner Estates Decorated Heart Hill with Vineyards
Heart Hill in Paso Robles in August, © B. Radisavljevic


My favorite picture is the one below, taken November 20, 2011. I think almost any vineyard is most attractive in autumn, but the sight is spectacular at Heart Hill.

Niner Estates Decorated Heart Hill with Vineyards
Heart Hill in Paso Robles in November, © B. Radisavljevic


If you were once at Niner Estates and did not get a souvenir of your visit, or if you'd like to display Heart Hill in different season than you saw it, you might want one of these Zazzle products featuring Heart Hill. You have many other product choices, including postcards, shirts, electronic cases, linens, and more if you follow this link 



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Niner Estates Decorated Heart Hill with Vineyards

This is my fourteenth post for the 2016 AtoZchallenge, a Blogging Challenge for the month of April, 2016. My theme is Things You Can See or Experience in North San Luis Obispo County. Here are links to the other posts if you missed them.

A is for Acorn
B is for Barney Schwartz Park
C is for Cattle in Wine Country
D is for Dark Star Cellars
E is for Electric Wires
F is for Family Farms
G is for Graveyard Vineyards
H is for Horses
Insects in My Neighborhood in April
J's Burgers in Paso Robles: A Review
Kosta is God's Gift to Me from Across the Ocean