At Volatus, our philosophy is simple:

Pursue complete excellence in wine-making. Located in the world class Paso Robles AVA, Volatus is the expression of our passion for wine making and life. Using quality fruit, French oak, and solid winemaking, our wines are massive yet balanced and sophisticated.


The Wine

Now shipping to over 35 states including: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.



The Crew

The Volatus story began with a chance meeting in the late 1990’s. LT Hal Schmitt, a young Navy Fighter Pilot, was out wine tasting in the rugged hills of West Paso Robles. While at Midnight Cellars, he met local winemaker Rich Hartenberger and offered his assistance during the upcoming harvest. Just two weeks later, Rich and Hal processed their first fruit together and forged a deep and lasting friendship.


Updates and News

91 Points from the Wine Enthusiast!

Another excellent review for the 2007 Volatus Reserve Red, this time from the staff of the Wine Enthusiast. 

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