When Carol and Stephen Hoyt were just married, a stay at a
working vineyard inspired them to have a vineyard of their own.
At the time, Carol was a working model and actress, best known
for her popular character, the villainous Divatox, in the Power
Rangers series. Upon starting a family, Carol took a break from
performing, and she and Stephen moved to Malibu. There they
planted their first vineyard – in their backyard! Having no idea of
what they were getting themselves into, Carol soon discovered
they would have a lot of fruit, and quickly learned to make her
first wine in their kitchen.
Long gone are the days of making wine at home. Carol now
makes wine and grows all her grapes in the heart of Paso
Robles’ coveted west side. The Hoyt’s boutique winery, not only
boasts award winning wines, but also micro-winery of the year.