Refugio Ranch Vineyards repurposes historic railroad site into new tasting space

By Caleb Wiseblood

Previously a tank car station on the historic Pacific Coast Railway, the Refugio Ranch Vineyards’ tasting room in Los Olivos is now one of two repurposed railroad facilities on the winery’s property. In August, Gleason Family Vineyards—the parent brand behind Refugio Ranch—finished a multilayered expansion project at the site, which included renovations at the ranch’s original tasting room, new outdoor entertainment areas, a new farmstand marketplace, and a sibling tasting room, converted from a cabin its owners believe was originally a train station ticketing booth...