Windfall Farms - Our History

Windfall Farms - Paso Robles, CA

Windfall Farms History - Paso Robles Horse & Wine Country

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A RICH AGRICULTURAL & EQUESTRIAN HERITAGE

Windfall Farms is a 724-acre thoroughbred breeding farm with a rich history, beginning in the 1800’s when Paso Robles began to attract pioneer settlers who would become the founding members of the community.  They would later establish cattle ranches, apple and almond orchards and vineyards.  Windfall Farms was part of the original almond orchards before it’s subdivision in the early 1920’s.


The project was originally developed in the early 80’s as a world class, Kentucky style thoroughbred breeding and training facility. The property has a Broodmare Foaling Barn, Yearling Barn, Training Barn with a 6-furlong race track and a Stallion Barn which was home to many American thoroughbred racehorses including Flying Paster (1976-1922), Golden Act (1976-2000), Skywalker (1982 -2003), Itsallgreektome (1987-2007). Twice the Appeal and Sway Away, both trained at Windfall, competed in the 2011 Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.


Located near Paso Robles, California, the property was purchased from the original developer by Alex Trebek, longtime host of the TV game show, Jeopardy. More than $28 million in capital improvements to Windfall include paved roads, water wells, irrigation piping, stables, homes, other out-buildings, and a race track.  This unique property is surrounded on all four sides by wine-grape vineyards and provides a one of a kind development opportunity for a world class winery while preserving the distinct equestrian facilities and 76 home-sites.


The owner of Windfall, The Limoneira Company was founded in 1893 and has been a leader in the advancement of sustainable practices in the farming industry for over 100 years. Their goal is to utilize these practices to create an environment at Windfall Farms that will promote local agriculture and ranch operations and create a lifestyle community that will be a unique, one of a kind project.