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12TH ANNUAL PASO ROBLES


OLIVE FESTIVAL
Downtown City Park

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SOLVANG DANISH DAYS


79th Celebration

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FREQUENCY WINES
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CALI LOVE WINE


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At Wine Country This Month, our goal has always been to provide
visitors and locals with the very best guide to wine country as
possible. In this issue, you will see some new and exciting changes,
but as always, you will still find our informative stories, trusted maps,
extensive dining directory and detailed winery listings. We welcome
you to the new version of Wine Country This Month.
Now that we are in the thick of summer with harvest season fast
approaching, there is much to do in wine country. Let this months
issue guide you to enjoy the best wines on the Central Coast, visit
wineries youve never been to before, revel in outdoor festivals and
events, discover new restaurants and experience unique wine
pairings.
On this weeks cover, you will see Laetitia Vineyard & Winery,
an iconic winery in San Luis Obispo Countys Arroyo Grande that
specializes in handcrafted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and seven distinct
sparkling wines (page 22). Visit Laetitia to learn about their Coquard
pressesOld World wooden basket presses that make production of
their sparkling wines so special.
Cinque Stelle Winery is featured on our cover corner this
month. Located in the quaint and charming town of Los Olivos,
Cinque Stelle provides the ideal wine tasting experience for both
locals and visitors alike (page 44). Specializing in Italian and Spanish
varietal wine, there is sure to be a quality bottling suited to your
palate.
If youre looking to discover some wineries youve never been to
before, let us recommend the all-encompassing experience of
Castoro Cellars (page 20), the intimate French hunting lodge
atmosphere of Michael Gill Cellars (page 24), and enjoy the fun
side of wine at Clautiere Vineyard (page 27).
For a dose of sunshine and fun, be sure to visit the 12th Annual
Paso Robles Olive Festival in downtown City Park (page 13).
Theres also the Erin Hanson Art and Wine Tour coming up during
the entire month of September (page 25); Solvang Third
Wednesday events (page 11); the Solvang Danish Days festival
(page 45); and the best in food and wine at the Ultimate Dining
Experience in Ventura Countys Westlake Village (page 62).
If its new cuisine and cocktails youre after, this months issue
takes you to the newly opened Hatch Rotisserie & Bar in Paso
Robles (page 15). If youre cooking it up at home, dont miss the Vina
Robles Vineyards & Winery Sauvignon Blanc and halibut pairing
(page 26). For dessert, head on over to Loring Wine Company and
enjoy their new artisan cookie and wine pairing (page 48).

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AUGUST 2015
ISSUE 8, VOLUME 8

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FEATURES
11 >> SHOP, SIP, SUMMER IN SOLVANG ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
Final Free Summer Concert in Solvang Park, Sidewalk Sales and Monthly
Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk
13 >> 12TH ANNUAL PASO ROBLES OLIVE FESTIVAL
Downtown City Park
14 >> WHATS NEW IN SLO WINE COUNTRY
15 >> THE HATCH ROTISSERIE & BAR
Downtown Paso Robles Gains New Eeatery Dedicated to Simple,
Wood-Fired Food and Classic Cocktails

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20 >> CASTORO CELLARS


A Variety of Experiences that Excite All Five Senses
22 >> LAETITIA VINEYARD & WINERY
Specializing in handcrafted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and seven distinct
sparkling wines.
24 >> MICHAEL GILL CELLARS
An Intimate French Hunting Lodge in Paso Robles
25 >> THE ERIN HANSON ART AND WINE TOUR
26 >> VINA ROBLES VINEYARDS & WINERY
2014 Sauvignon Blanc Estate Paired with Chef Julies Pan Seared Halibut
27 >> CLAUTIERE VINEYARD
Enjoy the Fun Side of Wine
31 >> SUMMER PARTY WITH PASO ROBLES RHNE RANGERS, AUGUST 11
35 >> WE OLIVE
Taste We Olive at the Paso Robles Olive Festival
38 >> PASOLIVO OLIVE OIL
An Olive Oil Experience to Delight the Senses

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40 >> SUNSET SAVOR THE CENTRAL COAST


Brand New Strings at Sunset Exclusive Opening Experience
44 >> CINQUE STELLE WINERY
An Ideal Los Olivos Experience
45 >> SOLVANG DANISH DAYS
Californias Premier Danish Heritage Festival Returns for 79th
Celebration on September 18-20
62 >> SENIOR CONCERNS ULTIMATE DINING EXPERIENCE
The Best in Food and Wine

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WINE REGIONS

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30 >> SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY


Paso Robles Wineries Map, 36-37
Downtown Paso Robles, 36
San Luis Obispo Wineries Map, 3 1
West Side: Brecon Estate, 39
Avila Beach Wineries, 41
42 >> SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Northern Santa Barbara County Wineries Map, 43
Buellton: Loring Wine Company & Cargasacchi, 48
Lompoc: LaMontagne Winery. 49
Santa Maria: Original Roadhouse Grill, 50
Los Alamos: Frequency Wines, 51
Foxen Canyon: Firestone Vineyard, 52
Los Olivos: Larner Vineyard, 54; Dragonette Cellars, 55;
Andrew Murray Vineyards, 56; Toretti Family Vineyard, 57
Solvang: Cali Love Wine, 58
Santa Ynez: Rancho Olivos Estate Olive Oil, 60
Santa Barbara: Corks n Crowns, 61
6 3 >> VENTURA COUNTY
Ventura County Wineries Map, 63
Ventura: Plan B Wine Cellars, 64

REGULARS
1 2 >> WINEOLOGY By Len Napolitano
What is organic wine?

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1 6 >> THIS MONTH IN WINE COUNTRY


San Luis Obispo County, 17
Santa Barbara County, Venura County & Los Angeles, 19
28 >> WINE COUNTRY DINING
Terravant Winery Restaurant, 29
34 >> SIX GREAT GLASSES ON THE CENTRAL COAST
66 >> WINERY LISTINGS
Paso Robles Area, 66
San Luis Obispo, 68
Santa Maria/Foxen Canyon, Los Alamos & Los Olivos, 68
Lompoc/Buellton & Solvang, 69
Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara & Ventura County, 70
>> SIGNATURE VARIETALS
San Luis Obispo County, 32
Santa Barbara County, 46
Ventura County, 63
70 >> WINE COUNTRY DEALS & DISCOUNTS
7 1 >> NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MAP

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Shop, Sip, Summer


in Solvang on
Wednesday, August 19
August 19 will see the final summer
edition of Solvangs monthly Third
Wednesday, featuring the last seasonaland
freeevening concert in Solvang Park. In
addition, there will be Third Wednesday
deals at local merchants including boutiques
of all sorts, restaurants, gourmet food
purveyors, the weekly Santa Barbara
Certified Farmers Market and at local hotels.
The free August 19 Third Wednesday
concert in Solvang Park (Mission Drive and
First Street), runs 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and
showcases local talents, the SYV Jazz Band
members of which hail from six different
Santa Ynez Valley schools, and all from
grades 3-11. Concert goers are encouraged to
bring blankets, chairs and fully-outfitted
picnicsincluding their favorite beverages
for this last gratis summer concert. Edible
treats from California Central Coast caterer
Valle Fresh and Good2Go Dogs (gourmet
hotdogs) will also be available for purchase
in the park starting at 5:00 p.m.
Solvangs varied merchants will also
provide an optimal back-to-school shopping
experience during Augusts Third Wednesday,
as the town rolls out Busy Sidewalks, City
Sidewalks sales, all around Solvang.
As always, a fitting way to explore Solvang
and take advantage of the day's deals and
discounts spread throughout town is to
partake in the aforementioned Solvang Third
Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk. The
monthly, ticketed activity$20 per person
runs from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and features
wine or beer tastings at five venues of
participants' choice, a logo glass, and a map
to guide tasters to crowd-pleasing Solvang
watering holes like Wandering Dog Wine
Bar; Sort This Out Cellars; The Good Life,

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Final Free Summer Concert in Solvang Park,


Sidewalk Sales and Monthly Third Wednesday
Wine & Beer Walk

Craft Beer & Wine Cellar; Carivints


Winerys Tasting Room; Randys Taproom;
the Olive House; Casa Cassara Winery &
Vineyards Tasting Room; Dascomb Cellars;
Lions Peak Vineyards Tasting Room; Solvang
Brewing Company; Viking Garden Cellars;
the Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards and Toccata
Tasting Rooms; Lucky Dogg Winery and
more.
Cash only, $20 per person Wine & Beer
Walk tickets may be purchased on each
Solvang Third Wednesday at Wandering Dog
Wine Bar (1539-C Mission Drive), the Olive
House (1661 Mission Drive), and Sort This
Out Cellars (1636 Copenhagen Drive).
Third Wednesday guests may also join in
a jewelry-making class at Mies Beads owned
by local bead enthusiast, Mie Hartmann. The
class takes place between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
at the bead shop at 1539-A Mission Drive;
please call (805) 686.8804 for more
information. For a thrifty shot of culture and
craftsmanship, the Wildling Museum (1511B Mission Drive) will offer free admission
from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., allowing
visitors to peruse the Museums multiple,
new exhibits. The museum will also feature a
special gift shop sidewalk sale and an idealfor-kids, recycled material craft workshop at

their free, drop-in activity station.


Guests left weary from their day of wine,
beer, music, sales and fun, may take
advantage of Third Wednesday deals at some
of Solvangs best hotels, like 20% off of their
qualifying night's stay.
Held the third Wednesday of every
month, "Solvang Third Wednesday" is a
special promotion in partnership with the
Solvang Chamber of Commerce, encouraging
Central Coast visitors and locals to Shop.
Eat. Play. More than 60 shops, restaurants,
wine tasting rooms, activities and
professional offices offer special sales and
discounts all day.
More information about Solvang Third
Wednesday, and a complete listing of
discount offers and events, is available at
www.solvangthirdwednesday.com. Solvang
Third Wednesday is also on Facebook
(/SolvangThirdWednesday) and Twitter
(@CityOfSolvang). Free brochures are also
available at the Solvang Visitors Center (1639
Copenhagen Drive).
For further information about the August
19 Solvang Third Wednesday plans, please
contact Anna Ferguson-Sparks, Stiletto
Marketing, at 1-877-327-2656 or
info@stilettomarketing.com.

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Wineology

INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER

BY LEN NAPOLITANO

What is organic wine?


There are certified organic wines the closest thing to an allnatural wine and there are wines made with organically-grown
grapes, the next best alternative. The difference is significant.
Producers selling wine labeled organic have to be independently
certified in both winemaking and farming practices that is, soil
management, and other ecologically-friendly methods that meet strict
standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
If the vineyard is farmed organically, but inside the facility wine is
processed independent of organic standards, the wine is not certified
organic. Thus, grapes grown organically do not necessarily make
organic wine. Although the grapes may have been maintained
organically without chemicals like herbicides, fungicides and
pesticides the wine must also not exceed a government-established,
detectable sulfite limit of 10 parts per million (10mg/liter) to be
organic. A typical non-organic wine might have anywhere from 25 to
80 parts per million.

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Organic wines contain fewer sulfites than non-organic wines


because no sulfites are added beyond what are produced naturally
during normal fermentation. However, the majority of wines on the
market do contain added sulfites, preventing microbial activity and
preserving the flavor, color and long-term integrity of the wine.
Although an organic wine can be as flavorful and nuanced as any
non-organic wine, it is typically not wine stored for long-term aging.
If you have an allergic reaction to wine, you may want to consult
with a doctor about sampling wines only made from organically
grown grapes. If no relief comes from that, try a 100% certified
organic wine, which contains a reduced amount of sulfites. These
wines are commonly found in natural food grocery stores or online at
Organic Wine Exchange. Remember, fewer sulfites are added to red
wine than white wine because of red wines trademark preservative
component, tannin.

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12th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival in Downtown City Park


The 12th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival, a Paso Robles Main
Street Association event, will be held Saturday, August 15 from 10:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Downtown City Park. Admission is free, but
there is a fee for wine and beer tasting.
There will be a Pre-Olive Festival Social Mixer and Olive Oil
Tasting Peoples Choice Awards Night on Friday, August 14, held at
Allegretto Vineyard by Ayres at 2700 Buena Vista Drive in Paso
Robles, from 6:00 to
8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (805) 2384103.
The Olive Festival features olive oil and olive vendors both locally
and outside the county, featuring their products along with free olive
oil tasting, tasting seminars, cooking demonstrations and a head-tohead chef cook-off in the outdoor kitchen stadium. Local wineries
and breweries will be feature tastings and a commemorative wine
glass for a fee. There will be an olive-inspired cooking contest and
delicious olive-inspired food sold in the Olive Festival Culinary Row.
The public is welcome to enter the cooking contest.
The Cooking Contest Awards entry forms are available online at

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pasoolivefestival.com, or at the Main Street office; please call


(805) 238-4103 for more information.
There will also be music and free olive oil ice cream. Enjoy arts
and crafts vendors, childrens activities and so much more.
Over the last 11 years, the popularity of this event has proved
that people want to learn more about the health benefits and culinary
creativity of olives and olive oil, and that a festival makes it fun for
the whole family, said Norma Moye, Executive Director of the
Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Associations Olive Festival
committee.
For more information, contact Paso Robles Main Street
Association at (805) 238-4103 or at wwww.pasoolivefestival.com.

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Whats New in SLO Wine Country


30-Year-Old Coquard Wine Presses Still Sparkle in SLO
at Laetitia Vineyards & Winery
Theyre one of a kind, or perhaps two . . . indeed, the two wooden
Coquard basket presses at Laetitia Vineyards & Winery are the only
such presses in North America, enabling the winery to put its own
traditional twist on classic sparkling wine production.
The presses date back to the winerys origins as Maison Deutz, a
California estate established by Frances Champagne Deutz. That
Champagne heritage endures today at Laetitia, most notably in the
form of the two presses made by the Coquard Company of France. In
the late 1990s, Laetitia experimented with modern membrane
presses, but found that the juice coming from the Coquard presses
was cleaner and more gently pressed, minimizing residual harshness
from stems, skins and seeds. So, despite the labor-intensive nature of
the Coquard presses, the winery decided that all sparkling wine fruit
would continue to be pressed only in the Coquards. In fact, the
winery went so far as to get permission from the Coquard Company
to make a signature estate sparkling wine called Laetitia Brut Coquard
(featured in the photo on top right). The 2010 vintage is currently
available, and it exhibits how the pronounced coastal qualities of SLO
Wine Country allow for exceptional sparkling wine production.

Iconic Talley Vineyards Launches Affiliated Farm Tours Vineyard


Talley Vineyards is best known for producing wines that reflect
SLO Wine Countrys world-class coastal growing conditions for Pinot
Noir and Chardonnay, but its affiliated Talley Farms is generating
increasing buzz, too. Indeed, Talley Farms is now offering guided,
complimentary tours of its nursery, fields, coolers and pre-cooling
facilities.
This third-generation family farm has been known for its high
quality fruits and vegetables since Oliver Talley launched the
operation in San Luis Obispos Arroyo Grande Valley in 1948. Today,
Talley Farms continues to grow, pack and ship a variety of fruits and
vegetables, including bell peppers, wine grapes, Napa cabbage,
lemons, avocados, cilantro and brussels sprouts. The Talley family

has also seen great success since planting more specialty vegetables
and launching Talley Farms Fresh Harvest, a Community Supported
Agriculture (CSA) program that continues to increase in popularity
throughout the region.

SLO Down at Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards


For a true taste of whats known as the SLO Life in San Luis
Obispo wine country, look no further than Kelsey See Canyon
Vineyards, where locals and visitors alike flock to the winerys
creekside lawn on summertime Sundays to hang out for hours
listening to live music ranging from Hawaiian to folk to bluegrass.
Here, wine flows and wild peacocks roam while guests enjoy
homemade pizza and other treats. Located in a lush canyon just two
miles from Avila Beach, the winery enjoys a microclimate that is
famous for apple orchards as well as wine. Kelsey makes the most of
this by crafting hard cider and apple wines in addition to traditional
varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Dont miss the
distinctive coastal art in the tasting roomincluding a painted
surfboardthat hearkens back to the familys past connection to hard
hat diving, fishing and tug boat work at nearby Port San Luis.

Niner Wine Estates Launches New Culinary Experiences


Niner Wine Estates has christened a new kitchen and hired
renowned local chef/caterer Maegan Loring, enabling the winery to
now offer lunches and wine pairings on Thursdays through Sundays
from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Committed to farm fresh, organic fare,
Niner works closely with area produce growers and ranchers, and
even has its own onsite hen house. Grilled asparagus, quail
panzanella, broiled Gruyere and crme fraiche tarts are just some of
the dishes guests enjoy along with the winerys traditional varietals
and creative blends. Meanwhile, Chef Lorings hands on cooking
classes are teed up for August 23 (Al Fresco) and October 11 (New
Mexican), from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Each days menu features an
appetizer, salad, entre and dessert. Niners wines come exclusively
from its estate vineyards, including Albario and Pinot Noir.

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The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar Opens in the Heart of Paso Robles Wine Country
Downtown Paso Robles Gains New Eeatery Dedicated to Simple, Wood-Fired Food and Classic Cocktails
Nestled smack-dab in the heart of downtown Paso Robles is The
Hatch Rotisserie & Bar. A creation and long-time dream of Maggie
Cameron and Eric Connolly, this new neighborhood eatery is
designed as a gathering place for friends, old and new, to enjoy
simple foods, classic and craft cocktails and beautiful wines. Located
at 835 13th Street in Paso Robles wine country, the duo has hired
Chef Mateo Rogers to oversee the kitchen, which includes their
dynamic wood-fired rotisserie.
Crafted without waste, the food served at The Hatch Rotisserie &
Bar has been inspired by both respect for where food derives along
with family traditions taught to both Maggie and Eric as children.
This thoughtful approach can ensure guests that each bite savored
has been prepared with care and enjoyment in mind.
Nothing brings people together like a home-cooked meal, and we
want to share with our guests the respect we have for food traditions
and for the people who grow and produce the food we eat, notes
Maggie Cameron, co-owner of The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar. Opening
the restaurant has been a dream come true for both Eric and myself,
and we could not be more thrilled to be doing so in this historic old
building in the middle of our Paso Robles community.
Boasting an open kitchen, diners will gaze at Chef Mateo Rogers as
he watches over the restaurants wood-burning rotisserie, swirling
with the likes of chicken, ribeye or lamb. Not only will the protein
on the spit change daily, The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar will offer their
organic rotisserie chicken and delicious sides for take-away, giving
patrons the excuse to come back day after day.
Those dining in will simply devour the plates created by Chef
Mateo Rogers. Each dish has been thoughtfully prepared with
ingredients sourced from talented producers that Maggie, Eric and
Mateo are fiercely loyal to due to their quality, consistency and
growing practices.
Cocktail hour is a way of life at The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar! Each
classic or craft cocktail, and every wine or local beer poured, has

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been as thoughtfully created and sourced as the ingredients on their


menu.
Guests looking for a late night bite can now celebrate, as The
Hatch Rotisserie & Bar will offer late night dining Thursday through
Sunday. This is the perfect place for local industry friends, concertgoers and others who prefer dining after hours to revel in a late
supper and drink. Those searching for a new Sunday morning
routine can now head to The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar for a Sunday
brunch that includes comfort classics with Chef Mateos signature
spin.
Our hope is that The Hatch not only provides great food, but that
our hospitality drives home that we truly welcome everyone into our
restaurant, says Eric Connolly, co-owner of The Hatch Rotisserie &
Bar. We want people to feel as if they are walking into our home and
are being treated to a wonderful night with friends.
It is with great excitement that The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar opened
to the public on Monday, June 15 in the heart of Paso Robles wine
country. No matter if guests are dining in or taking-away, Maggie and
Erics wish is that the food and hospitality will bring patrons back
time and time again, making The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar a frequent
gathering place for all who live in or visit Paso Robles wine country.

THE HATCH ROTISSERIE & BAR


835 13th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 221-5727 | www.hatchpasorobles.com
Cocktail Hour: Monday through Saturday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: Monday through Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Late Night: Thursday through Saturday 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Sunday Brunch: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Facebook: /hatchpasorobles | Instagram: @thehatchrotisserie
Twitter: @thehatch_paso | #hatchpaso

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ONGOING DAILY

LORING WINE COMPANY


Wine & Artisan Cookie Pairing
New at Loring Wine Company in Buelltonenjoy a delightful pairing of Loring
wines with handcrafted, homemade, artisan cookies! Enjoy the cookies paired
with a regular flight for $15, or upgrade to a Reserve flight for $18.
Visit www.loringwinecompany.com for more details.

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ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 23

CALCAREOUS VINEYARD
Wine Down Wednesdays
Enjoy a food and wine pairing menu, a glass of wine or a bottle of wine, while
watching the beautiful sunset and listening to live music. 5-7:30pm
www.calcareous.com

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AUGUST 15
12th Annual Paso Robles Olive Oil Festival
The 12th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival, a Paso Robles Main Street
Association event, will be held Saturday, August 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
in Downtown City Park. Admission is free, but there is a fee for wine and beer
tasting. Enjoy artisan olive oil tasting from Pasolivo Olive Oil and We Olive.
www.pasoroblesolivefestival.com

AUGUST 15
Mac n Cheese Festival
Hosted at the Avila Beach Golf Resort, the Mac n Cheese Festival invites you to
unwind and relax while listening to live music, taking in breathtaking views and
indulging in great wine, beer and spirits. 2-6pm
www.themacandcheesefest.com

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AUGUST 22

BUTTONWOOD WINERY
All Farm Dinner
It's Buttonwoods annual feast by the beautiful vineyard pond! Join the entire
Buttonwood Farm family as they enjoy the fruits of their labors from the farm.
From appetizers to the family style dinner, the meal features ingredients grown
or raised on the estate farm, with a menu created and cooked onsite
by Chef Jeff Olssen of New West Catering.
5:30pm, www.buttonwoodwinery.com

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HEARTHSTONE VINEYARD & WINERY


Afternoon of Signature Lamb Burgers
AUGUST 1, 9, 15, 22, 29 & 30

LAETITIA VINEYARDS & WINERY


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Come with friends and family to enjoy live music by Nataly Plotner while you sip
on Laetitia and Nadia wines. Bring a picnic and stay for a game of bocce! 1-4pm
www.laetitiawine.com

Hearthstone's signature lamb burgers are back in action with several backyard
barbecues lined up for the patio! Theres no better way to enjoy Hearthstone wine
and summer sunshine. Burgers and garden salads will be served up for just $10
from 12pm until sold out (usually around 4pm). No reservations requiredjust
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TALLEY VINEYARDS
Robbie Robins Olive Oil Tasting

AUGUST 14

Visit the tasting room and sample wonderful olive oils and balsamic produced
locally by Robbie Robins. 1-4pm, www.talleyvineyards.com

ALAPAY CELLARS
Sunset Cruise: Amazing Weather
Experience Avila Beach from the waters of the bay, while enjoying appetizers,
live music with Steve Meyers and Alapay wine. Call 805-595-2632 or email
info@alapaycellars.com to RSVP. $85, 6:30-8:30pm, www.alapaycellars.com
AUGUST 15
Mac n Cheese Festival
Hosted at the Avila Beach Golf Resort, this festival invites you to unwind and
listen to live music, taking in breathtaking views and indulging in great wine,
beer and spirits. 2-6pm, www.themacandcheesefest.com
SEPTEMBER 24-27
Sunset Savor the Central Coast
This premier, weekend-filled event features the very best of the Central
Coast. Enjoy a bounty of delicious cuisine and the very best wines that the
Central Coast has to offer. Prices, dates and times vary for individual
activities. Visit www.savorcentralcoast.com for more details.

ARROYO GRANDE

ONGOING SATURDAYS
Arroyo Grande Farmers Market
Farm fresh produce & flowers, art show and live entertainment in the Arroyo
Grande City Hall parking lot at 214 East Branch Street. 12-2:30pm
805-473-2250, www.arroyograndevillage.org

LAETITIA VINEYARDS & WINERY


Live Music
Enjoy live music while you sip on Laetitia & Nadia wines. Bring a picnic and
stay for a game of bocce! 1-4pm, www.laetitiawine.com
AUGUST 9, 23

TALLEY VINEYARDS
Tunes at Talley
Its all happening at Talley Vineyards this summer! Enjoy live tunes; wine by
the glass and food available for purchase. 1-4pm, www.talleyvineyards.com
AUGUST 29

TALLEY VINEYARDS
Robbie Robbins Olive Oil Tasting
Visit the tasting room and sample wonderful olive oils and balsamic produced
locally by Robbie Robbins. 1-4pm, www.talleyvineyards.com
SEPTEMBER 5, 6, 19, 26 & 27

LAETITIA VINEYARDS & WINERY


Live Music
Enjoy live music while you sip on Laetitia & Nadia wines. Bring a picnic and
stay for a game of bocce! 1-4pm, www.laetitiawine.com
SEPTEMBER 19

Enjoy a casual summer afternoon on the Laetitia Estate House lawn, where
Laetitia features various seasonal paellas prepared outdoors by a local chef
alongside Laetitia & Nadia wines for a perfect al fresco summer meal.
5:30-7pm, $45, $40/Wine Club, wineclub@laetitiawine.com

Every Saturday, you are invited to slow down from your week, sit back and
enjoy live music - all while savoring award-winning Vina Robles wines.
Wine & tastings available. 1-4pm, 805-227-4812, www.vinarobles.com
ONGOING IN AUGUST

Art will be displayed by Beti Kristof. Join Castoro Cellars as they welcome
this beautiful art to the gallery. 10am-5:30pm, www.castorocellars.com
ONGOING IN AUGUST
Wine Aroma Sensory Station at Robert Hall Winery
Every day in August, you can test your nose with the Robert Hall wine aroma
sensory station. Wine taste afterward to see if you can identify the aromas in
their wines. You'll be amazed at the number of aromas your nose can detect!
10am-6pm, www.roberthallwinery.com
AUGUST 1

Be a winemaker for a day as Winemaker Paul Ayers guides you through his
blending secrets. Use three barrel samples at each event to mix and match
from. Make your own blend, design your label, then bring your bottle home
and enjoy it. There is a competition for favorite label and promotions and
discounts will be announced at the events. Enjoy light appetizers out on the
patio. Please RSVP. 12-2pm, www.hearthstonevineyard.com
AUGUST 8

CASTORO CELLARS
Hot Summer Soul II
Join Castoro for this great three-band lineup including a Cajun style dinner
and Dam Fine Wine. $20/Advance, $20/Day Of, 6-9:30pm
www.castorocellars.com
AUGUST 8
Sentio Under the Stars at SummerWood Winery & Inn
Enjoy an evening under the stars as you indulge in a multi-course, seasonally
inspired dinner, prepared by Chef Kelly Wangard. Paired with future, current
and library vintages of SummerWood's Bordeaux-blend, Sentio. 6-9:30pm
info@summerwoodwine.com, www.summerwoodwine.com
AUGUST 8

Dulcie Taylor returns to Wild Horse Winery. Enjoy live music and Wild Horse
wine. 1-4pm, www.wildhorsewinery.com
AUGUST 7 & 21
Train Wreck Fridays at Pomar Junction
Enjoy live music and a beautiful summer sunset over the vineyard and rollling
hills. Wines/food available for purchase. 5:30-8pm, www.pomarjunction.com

AUGUST 16

CASTORO CELLARS
Lazy Locals Concert Series
1X Spaceman will perform at Castoro Cellars for this August Lazy Locals
Concert! Bring your low-backed chair or blanket and stay the day. Castoro
wine will be available for purchase and theyll have a great vendor there
selling lunch. 1-4pm, www.castorocellars.com
AUGUST 22

PELLETIERE ESTATE
Live Music
Indulge in delicious Italian style wines and live music on the patio.
2-5pm, www.pelletiere.com
AUGUST 22

CASTORO CELLARS
SLO Folks Concert: Wake the Dead
This wonderfull, high energy, Celtic band will rock Castoro's outdoor stage.
Some seating will be provided but guests are encouraged to bring a low
backed chair. Catered dinner will be available for purchase from Thomas Hill
Organics. $22, Doors at 6pm, Show at 7pm, www.castorocellars.com
AUGUST 25

HEARTHSTONE VINEYARD & WINERY


Walk the Vine
Learn about Hearthstone Vineyard & Winerys incredible estate-grown wines
and the diversity of terroir in Paso Robles during the Walk the Vine event.
Dont miss tasting Hearthstones new world Super Tuscan wine! More details
to come soon. www.hearthstonevineyard.com
AUGUST 28

PASO ROBLES EVENT CENTER


Crush and Roll West
For the 7th straight year, cigar connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts will gather
in Paso Robles for the Central California Coasts premiere festival, Crush &
Roll West. This celebration of premium cigars, premium wine and the good
life, takes place in the heart of the wine country in San Luis Obispo County. In
addition to sampling world-class cigars and wines, attendees will learn the
finer points of both from expert vintners and cigar manufacturers.
www.crushandrollwest.com
AUGUST 29

CALCAREOUS VINEYARD
Summer Concert Series
Rock out on top of the world at the Calcareous Summer Concert Series. Enjoy
great wine and live music. Enjoy gourmet food and wine pairings, available for
purchase. $15, $10/Wine Club, 6-8:30pm, www.calcareous.com
AUGUST 29

HEARTHSTONE VINEYARD & WINERY


Signature Lamb Burgers
Hearthstone's signature lamb burgers are back in action with several backyard barbecues lined up for the patio. Burger and a garden salad will be
served up for just $10 from 12pm until sold out (usually around 4pm).
www.hearthstonevineyard.com

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HEARTHSTONE VINEYARD & WINERY


Blending Series

AUGUST 1, 9, 15, 22, 29 & 30

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PASO ROBLES

CASTORO CELLARS
Beti Kristof Exhibit

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS
Ice Cream Creating ~ A Family Affair!
The Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab Show is a live performance that involves
the whole audience! Live performances every Wednesday 7pm. Invent a new
flavor and watch it being made. 805-474-4068, www.docburnsteins.com

SEPTEMBER 26

CAYUCOS/CAMBRIA/MORRO
ONGOING
Hearst Castle Tours
Led by an experienced guide, tour Hearst Castle and encounter the majesty
and beauty of this historical treasure. 800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.org

AUGUST 15
12th Annual Paso Robles Olive Oil Festival
The 12th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival will be held from 10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. in Downtown City Park. Admission is free, but there is a fee for
wine and beer tasting. www.pasoroblesolivefestival.com
AUGUST 15
Winemakers Cookoff
Hosted at the Paso Robles Event Center, this cookoff brings winemakers
together to chef up their best creations for guests, paired with fabulous local
wine and music. 6-9pm, www.winemakerscookoff.com

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AUGUST 30

SEPTEMBER 19-20

VINA ROBLES WINERY


Art & Wine Bar

CASTORO CELLARS
Beaverstock

Come awaken your creativity at Vina Robles Winery's new art and wine bar as
you enjoy an afternoon of wine, food and friends in the Hospitality Center. The
Vina Robles Art and Wine Bar is a unique combination of painting class and
wine party. $50, $40/Wine Club, 1-3pm, www.vinarobles.com
ONGOING IN SEPTEMBER

The rumors are true... Castoro Cellars is hosting Beaverstock again!


Beaverstock 2015 will take feature two days of wine-loving, peace and music
in the vineyard! There will be a great lineup or musicians and artists, so get
your tickets early. 2 day pass is $50, www.castorocellars.com
SEPTEMBER 26

CASTORO CELLARS
Nancy Pharis Exhibit

CALCAREOUS VINEYARD
Summer Concert Series at Calcareous

Local artist, Nancy Pharis, will be featured for the month of September in the
Castoro Gallery. She will be exhibiting art inspired by the Templeton scenery,
using water color and oil on canvas. 10am-5:30pm, www.castorocellars.com

Rock out on top of the world at the Calcareous Summer Concert Series. Take
in the beautiful Paso Robles evenings with great wine and live music by
James Sweet Water Trio. Enjoy gourmet food and wine pairings, available for
purchase. $15, $10/Wine Club, 6-8:30pm, www.calcareous.com

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 23

SEPTEMBER 26

CALCAREOUS VINEYARD
Wine Down Wednesdays
Enjoy a food and wine pairing menu, a glass of wine or a bottle of wine, while
watching the beautiful sunset and listening to live music. 5-7:30pm
www.calcareous.com
SEPTEMBER 1-30
Erin Hanson Art & Wine Tour
Experience this month-long art and wine event, leading up to Erin Hansons
2015 Exhibition at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles. Fifteen local Paso
Robles wineries are participating in the tour and will display Erin Hanson oil
paintings all month. The Wine Line will also be offering a special guided tour.
Visitors will not only be able to be a part of a unique cultural experience but
have the opportunity to enter raffles with prizes ranging from an original
painting to Erin Hanson prints and books. www.erinhanson.com
SEPTEMBER 5 & 12

PELLETIERE ESTATE
Live Music

WILD HORSE WINERY


Wine Cruise on Morro Bay
Join Wild Horse Winery for a cruise on Morro Bay! Enjoy a five-course meal,
paired with Wild Horse wines. Please RSVP. $95, $85/Wine Club Members
www.wildhorsewinery.com
SEPTEMBER 27

CASTORO CELLARS
Lazy Locals End of Summer Celebration
Send off the warm weather while enjoying the sounds of Resination. Wine will
be available for purchase by glass or bottle. Bring a picnic or purchase a
lunch and spend the afternoon with Castoro! 1-4pm, www.castorocellars.com
OCTOBER 2 & 16
Train Wreck Fridays at Pomar Junction
Enjoy live music and a beautiful summer sunset over the vineyard and rollling
hills. Wine/food available for purchase 5:30-8pm, www.pomarjunction.com
OCTOBER 10

Indulge in delicious Italian style wines and live music on the patio by Kenny
Taylor Band. 2-5pm, www.pelletiere.com
SEPTEMBER 4 & 18
Train Wreck Fridays at Pomar Junction
Enjoy live music and a beautiful summer sunset over the vineyard and rollling
hills. Celebrate the end of the week and unwind with Pomar Junction's award
winning wines. Wines available to purchase by the bottle or glass. Food
available for purchase or bring your own food! 9/4: The Bellmores.
9/18: Truth About Seafood. 5:30-8pm, www.pomarjunction.com
SEPTEMBER 19

HEARTHSTONE VINEYARD & WINERY


Rack of Lamb Dinner
Enjoy tender rack of lamb alongside dishes chosen to accompany new and
allocated wine releases. This dinner is for club members only as seats are
extremely limited. $80, 5-8pm, www.hearthstonevineyard.com
SEPTEMBER 19

WILD HORSE WINERY


Live Music
Dulcie Taylor returns to Wild Horse Winery. Enjoy live music and Wild Horse
wine. 1-4pm, www.wildhorsewinery.com

OCTOBER 17
Salt Lick BBQ at Robert Hall Winery
Texas legendary pitmaster, Scott Roberts of The Salt Lick restaurant, will be
cooking a feast for Harvest Festival guests. Join Robert Hall for dinner, wine
and live music. 7-10pm, www.roberthallwinery.com
OCTOBER 18
Port & Cigar Pairing on the Garden Terrace at Robert Hall Winery
Join Robert Hall Winery on the Garden Terrace overlooking the vineyard. They
will serve a vertical flight of Port, a cigar and a gourmet food-pairing box.
Please RSVP. 1-4pm, 805-239-1616 Ext. 19, www.roberthallwinery.com
OCTOBER 19

CASTORO CELLARS
Harvest Yoga & Organic Brunch
Greet the crisp fall morning with your sun salutations at Castoro Cellars!
Registration begins at 8:45am. After class you'll be greeted with a glass of
Castoros own Methode Champenoise and an organic brunch prepared by
Chef Jeffry Weisinger. $25, www.castororcellars.com
ONGOING IN NOVEMBER

CASTORO CELLARS
Stephen Price Exhibit
Stephen Price will be featured for the month of November in the Castoro
Gallery. His plein-air paintings, acrylic landscapes, watercolors, airbrush art,
trompe loeil and fine art murals are in galleries and private collections on
many continents. 10am-5:30pm, www.castorocellars.com
NOVEMBER 14

Join Wild Horse Winery for a cruise on Morro Bay! Enjoy a five-course meal,
paired with Wild Horse wines. Please RSVP. $95, $85/Wine Club Members
www.wildhorsewinery.com

Known as an all-American band with folk roots, Leftover Cuties has sparked a
fire with music lovers all over with a timeless jazz-tinged sound.
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm, $20, www.castorocellars.com

OCTOBER 16-18

Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend


Save the date for the Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend! Awaken your
senses with the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of harvest during three
days of celebrations! Winemaker dinners, ceremonial grape stomps, library
tastings, artisanal food pairings, live music and more. Explore more than 140
weekend activities at wineries throughout Paso Robles. www.pasowine.com
OCTOBER 16-17

OPOLO VINEYARDS
Harvest Festival
On Friday, roll up your pants and get ready to stomp! In between grape
stomping, ethnic-folk dancing, gypsy serenades and fabulous wine, Opolo will
be treating you to some fine food. The menu will include whole roasted lamb,
Sarma, chicken, pork and all the extras. On Saturday, visit for wine tasting
from 10am-4pm and BBQ from 11am-4pm. www.opolo.com

CASTORO CELLARS
Harvest Wine Weekend Grape Stomp & Open House

Save the date! Signature Wine Club members are invited to join Vina Robles
for a fun wine and music pairing. 10am-6pm, www.vinarobles.com

Join Castoro to celebrate the fruits of their labor with fun activities, food, live
music and Dam Fine Wine! 10am-5:30pm, $5, www.castorocellars.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO


ONGOING
Bike, Hike and Kayak Trips
Explore with Central Coast Outdoors. Bike the Pacific Coast Highway, hike Big
Sur and kayak. Trips include transportation, picnic lunch and knowledgeable
guide(s). $79-$119 Bike rentals available. Call 888-873-5610 for
reservations. www.centralcoastoutdoors.com
ONGOING THURSDAYS
San Luis Obispo Farmers' Market
Farmers' Market brings the community together to shop for fresh produce,
sample San Luis Obispo's delectable and varied cuisine, browse local shops,
listen to live music. 6-9pm, www.downtownslo.com
SEPTEMBER 12

BRECON ESTATE
Heels On, Glasses Up
Brecon will be wearing their heels and pouring their wines at the Heels On,
Glasses Upa benefit for wine, women and shoes. Enjoy fine wines, shopping,
savory bites, a glamorous fashion show and incredible auction items at
Spanish Oaks Ranch in Santa Margarita. Be sure to get a splash of Brecon
Estate wine! General/$125, VIP/$175, 1-5pm, www.winewomenandshoes.com

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backyard barbecues lined up for the patio. Burger and a garden salad will be
served up for just $10 from 12pm until sold out (usually around 4pm).
www.hearthstonevineyard.com

CASTORO CELLARS
SLO Folks Indoor Concert: Leftover Cuties

VINA ROBLES WINERY


Wine & Music Pairing

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WILD HORSE WINERY


Wine Cruise on Morro Bay

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SEPTEMBER 19

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SEPTEMBER 19

ONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Solvang Third Wednesday

ALAPAY CELLARS
Winemaker Dinner
Following a quick shuttle ride from Alapay's tasting room to the lighthouse,
aenjoy Alapy wine, tour the lighthouse, catch the sunset and listen to the
sounds of an amazing guitarist. Then enjoy an indoor, professionally catered,
4-course meal with background music/dancing while sipping some amazing
Alapay wines along the way. 5:45-9pm, $125, www.alapaycellars.com
OCTOBER 24
Cruise the Morro Bay with Tolosa Winery
Reserve your space now for a cruise on the Morro Bay with Tolosa Winery.
1-4pm, www.tolosawinery.com

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY


SANTA MARIA/FOXEN
CANYON/LOS OLIVOS
FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH THROUGH OCTOBER 2

FIRESTONE WINERY
Summer Concert Series

AUGUST 8
In the Vineyard & On the Farm at Bernat Family Vineyards
An unforgettable culinary experience is unfolding at the Bernat Family
Vineyards and Winery in Los Olivos. Tours of the vineyard with owner Sam
Marmorstein will be offered followed by an opportunity to climb aboard a
farm trailer for a tour of the Takikawas organic farm located next to the
vineyard. 4:30-7:30pm, $125, www.buysantabarbarawine.com
AUGUST 8

AUGUST 13

LINCOURT VINEYARD
Yappy Hour
For people who love their dog and great wine! Bring your well-behaved dog to
spend time with you as you unwind in Lincourts relaxed setting. A percentage
of all proceeds go to local animal shelters. 3-5pm, www.lincourtwines.com

BUTTONWOOD WINERY
All Farm Dinner
Save the date! Tickets will first go on sale to our Imbibers Club members on a
first-come, first-served basis. 5:30pm, www.buttonwoodwinery.com
AUGUST 29

SEVTAP WINERY
Grape Stomp Party
Join Sevtap for an afternoon of grape stomping fun during the end of harvest
season! 6-9pm, www.sevtapwinery.com
SEPTEMBER 26

ZACA MESA WINERY


Roaring 20s Annual Black Bear Release Party
Enjoy a glamorous, Great Gatsby themed evening with dinner catered by Chef
John Harness of Custom Cuisine! Enjoy live music by The Tipsy Gipsies! RSVP
for this event with Ashley Peterson at 805-688-9339 Ext. 311 or
ashley@zacamesa.com. 6-8pm, www.zacamesa.com
OCTOBER 9
Annual Winemaker Dinner with Bernat Family Vineyards
Sam & Shawnda Marmorstein, owner' of the Los Olivos Wine Merchant &
Cafe, welcome you to join them as they pour their own Bernat Wines. Each
dishes will be prepared by the Cafe's Chef and paired with Bernat Wines.
Rumor has it some library wines might be opened as part of this dinner!
6-8pm, $89/Person (plus tax & gratuity), www.buysantabarbarawine.com
NOVEMBER 7

FIRESTONE VINEYARDS
Harvest Celebration Winemaker Dinner
Save the date for the annual harvest celebration Winemaker Dinner! Enjoy a
fabulous meal of fine cuisine paired with Firestone wines, in celebration of
the closing of the harvest season. More details to come soon! 5-8pm
www.firestonewine.com

SANTA YNEZ/SOLVANG
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Solvang Farmer's Market


Fresh produce, flowers and foods. First Street, Solvang. 2:30-6pm
www.solvangthirdwednesday.com
ONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAYS

Solvang Wine & Beer Walk


Sample two wines at five participating wine tasting rooms, a specialty logo
glass and a map to help you navigate your way through all the fun! 21+ only
$20, 3-7pm, www.solvangthirdwednesday.com

ONGOING SELECT SATURDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 24

FOLEY ESTATES
UnWined Concert Series
Come and un"wine"d at Foley Estates on warm summer Saturday afternoons,
complete with food, wine and music! Food for purchase offered by Fire and
Wine. See website for details and dates. www.foleywines.com

SANTA BARBARA
AUGUST 14

DEEP SEA TASTING ROOM


Live Acoustic Performance
Join the team at Conway Family Wines in their Deep Sea Tasting Room for a
live acoustic performance. 6:30-8pm, www.conwayfamilywines.com
acoustic performance. 6:30-8pm, www.conwayfamilywines.com

VENTURA COUNTY
AUGUST 1-2

SUNLAND VINTAGE WINERY


Two Year Anniversary
Party with Sunland Vintage and enjoy with award winning wines, awesome
music, food, prizes and fun! 1-6pm, www.sunlandvintage.com
AUGUST 9

BUTTONWOOD WINERY
Star Party

CANTARA CELLARS
Bottling Day

The guys from the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit will bring big telescopes
to Buttonwood for an evening of stargazing. Begin on the patio as dusk
approaches with a light supper and wine, then trek out to the orchard
meadow to see what is in the night sky. 5:30pm, www.buttonwoodwinery.com

Visit Cantara Cellars and watch the 2012 vintage being bottles!
7:30am-4pm, www.cantaracellars.com

ONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER

LINCOURT VINEYARDS
Hip Sip Sundays
Enjoy summer Sunday afternoons in wine country complete with live music,
pizza, and Hip Sips by Lincourt Collection, while taking in the beautiful views.
Summer sangria specials and wood oven pizzas will be available for
purchase, offered by Fire and Wine. 12-3pm, www.lincourtwines.com

LOS ALAMOS/LOMPOC/
BUELLTON
AUGUST 1

BEDFORD WINERY
Second Annual Pig Roast
Stephan Bedford and his culinary team will be roasting a pig. Reception from
5-6pm, followed by dinner, featuring the latest releases. Kick your heels up
with live music. $50, $40/Wine Club, www.bedfordwinery.com
AUGUST 14-16
Sta. Rita Hills Wine & Fire Weekend
The Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers invite you to join them for some Sta, Rita
Hills hospitality during their annual Wine and Fire event. Enjoy world class
wines and specialty foods. Activities, tastings and prices vary; see website
for details. www.staritahills.com

AUGUST 22 & SEPTEMBER 19

CANTARA CELLARS
Dinner Series
Come watch the sun go down then enjoy a fabulous winemaker dinner at
Cantara Cellars. Limited to 50 people. Advance ticket purchase required.
6:30-9:30 pm, www.cantaracellars.com
OCTOBER 3

CANTARA CELLARS
Dinner Series
Come watch the sun go down then enjoy a fabulous winemaker dinner at
Cantara Cellars. Limited to 50 people. Advance ticket purchase required.
6:30-9:30pm, www.cantaracellars.com

LOS ANGELES
AUGUST 27-30
Fifth Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
The Fifth Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, presented with founding
partners Food & Wine and Lexus, is set to feature three-nights and four-days
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demonstrations and special events, showcasing the finest in food and drink
culture. Prices and times vary, see website for details. www.lafw.com

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Santa Ynez Valley Summer Pass
Wine taste in the Santa Ynez Valley now through the end of August with the
Summertime Pass! Visit the boutique wineries in the valley at any time during
summer with the pass and receive one wine tasting at each tasting room.
$40, 11am-5pm, www.santaynezwinecountry.com

AUGUST 22

Delight in tasty tri-tip sandwiches from Big Toms Backyard BBQ, paired with
live music and Firestone wines. 6-9:30pm, www.firestonewine.com

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Over 60 stores, restaurants, wine tasting rooms & professional offices offer
special discounts and sales all day! Shop and discover Solvangs unique
stores and boutiques while enjoying craft beer, local wine and great food at
the various stops along the way. www.solvangthirdwednesday.com

AUGUST 15
Sta. Rita Hills Wine & Fire Grand Tasting at La Purisima Mission
Forty plus member wineries and sizzling local chefs and farmers will be on
hand for an evening of chillin' and grillin' at the beautiful La Purisima
Mission, 5-8pm, www.staritahills.com

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CASTORO CELLARS
Castoro Cellars, one of the early wineries in the Paso Robles
area, offers its extended family of visitors in the tasting room a
variety of experiences that excite all five senses.

Start with a diverse selection of award winning wines, add in family, history, art,
music, community, fun (including an 18 hole disc golf course meandering through the
vineyards), laughter and a commitment to respect the earth, and you have the recipe for
a DAM fine experience when you visit Castoro Cellars. Pass under the grape arbor as
you approach the tasting room and attractive patio area to begin your adventure.

From Italy to CaliforniaCastoro was Born

BEAVERSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL


Saturday, September 19 Sunday September 20
Two days of wine-loving peace and music in the vineyard.
One Day Pass $40 Two Day Pass $60
www.castorocellars.com/Beaverstock

CASTORO CELLARS
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 238-0725 | www.castorocellars.com
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Niels Udsenan agribusiness graduate from Cal Poly SLOworked in Italy


following graduation, where he earned the nickname Il Castoro or the beaver. Back
in the United States, Niels worked at Estrella Winery for several years, until he and his
wife Bimmer purchased their own land in 1983. Using the Italian word for his
nickname of Beaver, Niels and Bimmer named the new winery Castoro, and then
came up with the descriptive play on words Dam Fine Wine as their slogan and logo.
Castoro Cellars, one of the early wineries in the Paso Robles area, offers its extended
family of visitors in the tasting room a variety of experiences that excite all five senses.
Niels has been working continuously with Winemaker Tom Myers since their days
together at Estrella Winery, producing a variety of award-winning wines. Their
commitment to producing quality wines runs deep in the soul and soil of Castoro. Of
the 750 SIP certified estate vineyard acres, 350 are certified organic. There are eight
vineyard sites where the Udsens currently grow 25 different varietals, each expressive of
the specific terroir.

The Tasting Menu

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The tasting menu is diverse, currently offering 16 reds,


four whites, a Ros and a Brutproduced in the
traditional Mthode Champenoise French style, one of if
not the only French style sparkling wines available in the
Paso Robles area. The moderate $5 tasting fee allows
guests to sample seven different wines, and there is
something for every taste and pallet. Even a nonalcoholic
grape juice is offered.

Join the Club


Wine club members can assure themselves of a
continuous supply of Dam Fine Wines by picking either
the Beaver selection (four reds and two whites), or the reds
only selection, for quarterly shipments. The wine club
membership comes with an ample supply of special
benefits.

Community, Art & Events


If wine is the heart of Castoro, then fun and community
are the soul. Exciting events are planned almost every
month. An art gallery across from the tasting room
continuously exhibits local artists, there are concerts in the
vineyard, theme events (such as for Fathers Day and Yoga
and Wine), and two annual bashes. The Annual Wine
Club BBQ, hosted Saturday August 29, will feature a
catered dinner and live music. Then, theres the highly
anticipated Beaverstock Music FestivalTwo days of
wine-loving peace and music in the vineyard. This is an
extravaganza of music, art, wine and community not to be
missed. Originally started to celebrate their 30th
anniversary, Beaverstock is now an annual event and will
be held this coming September 19-20. In keeping with the
commitment to community, proceeds from Beaverstock are
donated to a local charity. Wine club members have their
choice of attending either event as part of their
membership. Beaverstock is the event of the year, so get
your tickets early!

Over 100 wines scored 92-98 points


CABERNET PINOT NOIR ZINFANDEL RHNE PORTS

Enjoy Westside beauty and picnic on


the spacious deck, pavillion or lush green lawns.

Private Events at Castoro Cellars


In addition to planned festivities, the facility also serves
as a perfect venue for your own private function, be it a
wedding, party or corporate event. Whatever the occasion,
you can be assured it will be DAM fine!
The Udsens philosophy is all about family, community
and the earth. Their two sons work in the business and the
tasting room is fun, energetic and family friendly; their
commitment to the community and being responsible
stewards and protectors of the land is unmistakable. For
an extraordinary DAM fine experience, visit Castoro
Cellars, and be certain to check their website for ongoing
winery festivities.

Picnic Areas Bocce Walking Trail Ocean Views Tasting Daily 11-5PM

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LAETITIA
VINEYARD & WINERY
Specializing in handcrafted Chardonnay, Pinor Noir and seven distinct sparkling wines.

Exceptional Arroyo Grande Valley Wine


Laetitia Vineyard & Winery is an authentic coastal experience. The
southern San Luis Obispo County property provides pristine picnic
areas and picturesque Pacific Ocean views, but the true attraction lies
in the passionately produced premium estate wines that highlight the
unique characteristics of the Arroyo Grande Valley appellation.
Specializing in handcrafted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and seven
distinct sparkling wines, Laetitia has gained widespread recognition
for its premium quality. Each bottle produced is backed by
sustainable practices and a winemaking style that brings balance and
delicacy to every vintage.

Masterful Craftsmanship in Every Bottle

Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.


453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-1772 | www.laetitiawine.com

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A close working relationship between Head Winemaker Eric


Hickey, Sparkling Winemaker Dave Hickey and Vice President of
Vineyard Operations Lino Bozzano, more than contributes to
masterful wineit creates a foundation for unsurpassed excellence,
vintage after vintage, surrounded by the deepest mutual respect for
the estate-grown fruit. Their meticulous approach to vineyard
management and winemaking is also widely recognized for its
positive impact on the community and surrounding environment,
which led the Central Coast Vineyard Team to acknowledge Laetitia
as one of their first SIP Certified vineyards.
A closer look at Sparkling Winemaker and Vice President of

Production Dave Hickey reveals his genuine ability to attract


sparkling wine devotees. Dave became Laetitia's Sparkling
Winemaker in 1999. He is an expert of his craft, accomplished by his
unwavering passion for learning. His hands-on training in California
was supplemented by a visit to France where his knowledge was
expanded by renowned Champagne producers of the region. Today,
Laetitias sparkling wines reveal Daves extensive background working
with Laetitias estate-grown fruit and his complete understanding of
Mthode Champenoise techniques, including the use of traditional
Coquard wooden basket presses.

Experience Laetitias Coquard Wooden Basket Press


The Laetitia team invites you to their Annual Grape Stomp, taking
place on Saturday, August 22 where attendees have the opportunity
to climb into their esteemed 30 year old Coquard wooden basket
presses, a real treat as you feel the grapes between your toes.
Laetitia owns the only two Coquard presses in North America.
The unique features of the presses allow for the gentle pressing of
whole-cluster Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc grapes, used
exclusively in Laetitias sparkling wines. The fresh premium juice
produced is free of the unforgiving solids that can occur when grape
stems, skins and seeds get excessively pressed using other methods.
All of Laetitias sparkling wine fruit is pressed in these Coquard
presses, as the exceptional quality produced has not been matched
with any other technique.

The Laetitia Brut Coquard: A Special Tribute to the Coquard Presses


The Laetitia Brut Coquard is a distinct sparkling wine that
captures the uniqueness of the vineyards terroir, while recognizing
the unparalleled care given to the grapes with the Coquard Press.
Wanting to officially recognize the name, Laetitia contacted the press
manufacturers in France and the name Laetitia Brut Coquard was
approved. The first vintage was in 2000. The current release is the
2010, showcasing Laetitias world-class estate Pinot Noir with a blend
of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. Expect dry, crisp and
energetic characteristics from mouth-watering layers of hazelnut,
spiced pear, cherry, vanilla and lemon-lime.
>> BY BETHANY RHINE

ANNUAL GRAPE STOMP | SATURDAY, AUGUST 22*


Free Attendance Family-Friendly All Ages Welcome
Grape Stomping for the 2015 vintage from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Local food truck selling delectable fare from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Live music from 1:00p m. . to 4:00 p.m.
For more information:
www.laetitiawine.com | (805) 474-7651 | info@laetitiawine.com
*Please confirm the event status, as the date may be altered
based on the start of the 2015 harvest.

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Award-Winning Varietals
Gill produces 7 varietals on his
approximate 15 acres; all of his offerings
are estate grown.
Since his initial 2008 vintage, Michael Gill
Cellars has won numerous awards,
including gold medals in the Orange County
Wine Competition (2014) and the 2015
Pacific Rim International Wine
Competition.
Currently, there are five gold medal wines
offered for the $10 tasting fee.
Gill, or his genial wife Shelley, will start
with the aromatic Viognier,and walk you
through the lineup, ending with their
elegant and well balanced 2010 Tuxedo
Syrahjudged best of class in the 2013
Central Coast Wine Classic.

MICHAEL GILL CELLARS


An Intimate French Hunting Lodge in Paso Robles
Michael Gill Cellars (and natural history museum) is where Old World meets New World. The tasting
room has the feel of a small French wine country hunting lodgestudded with European craftsmanship,
dark woods, art and a sizeable collection of big game trophies, which Owner & Winemaker Michael Gill
has hunted over the years. These big game trophies are so well preserved, youd think they are still alive.
This rustic charm embraces you as you enter the tasting room to begin your journey tasting Gills small lot
production of award winning Rhne style wines. Hunter, dentist, farmer and winemaker, Gills eyes
twinkle as he pours and regales you with stories of wine, hunting and the passion that has created this
French style retreat in Paso Robles wine country.

Tasting Room Atmosphere


Stand at the spacious tasting bar, sit on the leather sofa, or around the more intimate game table as you
taste. Better yet, on one of Pasos perfect afternoons, relax on the patio and imagine yourself in the French
countryside, surrounded by hills, oaks and vineyards, as you sip and watch the gentle breeze blow
through the vineyards. Gill and his wife Shelley have created a distinctive retreat where you can escape the
outside world and enjoy their wines, while viewing the surrounding pastoral vista.

Ambitious & Self-Taught


Gill, self-taught at farming, vineyard management and winemaking, is 100% hands on, and feels
strongly that you dont release a wine until its ready to drink. His overall philosophy is direct and to the
point. Like the USC Trojan he is, Gill says of his wines: Just like the Trojan football teamalways strive
to make each year better than the last.

Wine Club Exclusive Access


Open Friday through Sunday
from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
4125 Peachy Canyon Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-1668
www.michaelgillcellars.com
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The 1,200 case production sells out quickly to the wine club and through the tasting room. Club
members receive three shipments per year, and also have exclusive access to rent the 2,500 square foot
wine country cottage, perched on the hillside overlooking the rolling vineyards.
Visit Michael Gill Cellars sit on the patio, close your eyes, and breath in the mixture of flowers, earth
and vines, as you feel the breeze and sip Gills acclaimed wines.
>> BY DON SONDERLING

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The Erin Hanson Art and Wine Tour


Fifteen Paso Robles wineries will feature the works of Erin Hanson
from September 1-30, as well as The Wine Line offering their first
ever "Art Hop." This is sure to be an exciting and unique experience
for visitors and locals alike. For more details, please visit
www.erinhanson.com or www.hoponthewineline.com.

Participating Wineries
LXV Tasting Room
Pelletiere Estate
Barr Estate Winery
Graveyard Vineyards
Wild Horse Winery
Peachy Canyon Winery
Still Waters Vineyards
J&J Cellars

Eberle Winery
Hammer Sky Vineyards
Cass Winery
Shale Oak Winery
Clavo Winery
Thacher Winery
Vina Robles Winery

The Wine LineOffering Their First Ever Art Hop


The Wine Line is a new concept in wine tasting tours, offering a
low-cost, "hop on, hop off" shuttle serviceoperated by professional
drivers who are well versed in the areas' wineries. As opposed to
other wine touring services that keep you bound to a schedule with a
predetermined group of wineries and people, The Wine Line offers
you freedom from these constraints.
For the Erin Hanson Art and Wine Tour, The Wine Line will be
stopping at a handful of participating Paso Robles wineries to both
the west and east. For more information and details, call The Wine
Line at (805) 610-8267 and ask about the Art Hop. Use the code
arthop to receive $5 off tickets for the Art Hop.
Visitors will not only be able to be a part of a unique cultural
experience, but have the opportunity to enter raffles with prizes
ranging from an original painting to Erin Hanson prints and books.

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Perfect Pairs

BY MELISSA VOGT

VINA ROBLES
VINEYARDS & WINERY
2014 Sauvignon Blanc Estate Paired
with Chef Julies Pan Seared Halibut
When it comes to summertime wine and food pairing, the obvious
choice is to reach for a crisp, refreshing white wine. Sauvignon Blanc
is an excellent choice and in fact, has even been referred to as
summertime in a glass. To keep in line with the theme of
summertime, choosing a dish with light, fresh flavors is the way to go
when pairing with Sauvignon Blanc. Weighty white fish, such as
halibut, is a natural choice.
In this months Perfect Pairs, Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery
located on the Eastside of Paso Roblesbrings together the
refreshing flavors of their 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Estate with Chef
Julies pan seared halibut. This recipe features fresh ingredients of
Kalamata olives, an array of culinary herbs, pistachios and preserved
lemons, and is quite simple to prepare.
In its final form, the pan seared halibut is served on top of a bed of
pistachio cilantro pesto, then topped with the preserved lemon
Kalamata relishdelightfully fresh, zesty and flavorful. Both the
pesto and relish work beautifully to enhance the flavors and textures
of Vina Robles 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Estate.
Halibut, being the robust white fish that it is, really works well
with Sauvignon Blancespecially one that is fermented on lees.
Fermenting the wine on lees brings a fuller body and rounder
texture, which really complements the rich texture of the halibut. On
the other hand, this Sauvignon Blanc still retains a lot of nice
crispness and acidity, which works very well with the zesty flavor of
the preserved lemons, brininess of the Kalamata olives, and fresh
parsley and mint.
As for the pistachio cilantro pesto, additional texture is brought to
the dish with the crunchy pistachios, while the cilantro dances with
the gentle minerality and fruit flavors in the wine. Guava, pear and
hints of grapefruit in the Sauvignon Blanc mingle with the complex
flavors of this dish and make for a perfect summertime pairing.
For more summertime pairings, and dishes appropriate for all year
long, visit www.vinarobles.com. With recommendations like beef
bourguignon and their Suendero blend, or braised short ribs and
their Cabernet Sauvignon, there are boundless pairings for every
season and occasion.
For a taste of the Vina Robles collection, visit the tasting room
daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 3700 Mill Road in Paso Robles.
For further information, call (805) 227-4812 or visit their website at
www.vinarobles.com.
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CHEF JULIES PAN SEARED HALIBUT


Enjoy with Vina Robles 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Estate.

MAIN DISH INGREDIENTS | (Serves 4)


4 portions of halibut, 6-8 oz. each
1/4 cup preserved lemon, chopped into 1/2 pieces
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, cut in half lengthwise
1/4 cup olive oil plus 1 Tb for cooking the halibut
1/4 cup Italian parsley, chopped
1 Tb fresh mint, chiffonade
1 Tb shallots, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. Season halibut with salt and pepper. Mix preserved lemon, Kalamata olives, olive oil, Italian
parsley, fresh mint and shallots in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Reserve.
3. Heat a 12 non-stick oven proof skillet to medium. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to heated skillet.
4. Place halibut in skillet and sear on one side for 2-3 minutes. Using a fish spatula, turn over
and place back in skillet. Put skillet into oven and finish halibut, approximately 6-7 minutes.
5. Remove and allow to rest for plating.
PISTACHIO CILANTRO PESTO INGREDIENTS | (Makes 1 cup)
1 cup pistachios, shelled
1/2 cup cilantro, cleaned and dried, leaves and stems
1/4 cup pistachio oil
1 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, blanched in boiling water for 1 minute
salt & pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS
1. Add all ingredients in bowl of food processor. Process until smooth and reserve for plating.
2. Place 2 tablespoons of pesto on plate and use back of spoon to form a circle, approximately
six inches in diameter. Set halibut on pesto circle, covering only half of the pesto circle.
3. Top halibut with 2 tablespoons of preserved lemon Kalamata relish.

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Club Clautiere
The perfect venue for private wine tasting
and private parties. For more information
on hosting an event or party at Club
Clautiere, please call (805) 237-3789 or
visit www.clautiere.com

CLAUTIERE VINEYARD
Enjoy the Fun Side of Wine
Neatly tucked into the oak studded hills of the Geneseo District of Paso Robles, Clautiere Vineyard
has been charming guests with estate wines from this magical property since 1999. With the milder
than normal summer that Paso Robles is enjoying, the gardens and walking paths surrounding the
winery make Clautiere Vineyard an ideal location to relax in wine country. Intricate and whimsical
metal sculptures, created by Claudine Blackwell, grace the grounds and convey the vibrancy and art of
the wine and people of Clautiere Vineyard. Stepping into the tasting room, the bright and friendly
colors convey the notion of the fun side of wine. Visitors of all wine backgrounds can appreciate the
enchanted atmosphere and of course, the luxurious wines.

New Releases from Clautiere


Clautiere Vineyard is well known for their flagship blendMon Beau Rougea Rhne blend, and
their Rhne whitessuch as the 2014 Estate Viognier and the 2014 Estate Ros for refreshing summer
sippers. A brand spanking new addition to the Clautiere portfolio is the sparkling wine, made in the
traditional Mthode Champenoise out of estate grown Viognier. Sparkling wine has gained popularity
in recent years, with more and more local wineries producing their own versions! Consumers and
industry professionals are loving this trend and wineries find it difficult to keep up with demand.

Rhne Rangers Varietal


Nights Summer Party
August 11th at Cass Winery
Clautiere Vineyard will be pouring their
best red and white Rhne wines, along with
twenty-eight other Rhne Ranger member
wineries, at the Varietal Nights Summer
Party. This highly anticipated event
features a pig roast dinner, live music and
dancingin addition to the fabulous Rhne
wines. For more details, please visit
rhoneparty2015.bpt.me

Fun Fact
Clautiere Vineyard is named after the
winerys owners, Claudine and Terrya
whimsical combination of their names.

Award-Winning Wines
In addition to the new releases, Clautiere Vineyard is pleased to share some recent accolades to add
to their already extensive list of awards. The well regarded 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine
Competition offered a Best of Class for the 2012 Estate Viognier and a Gold for the 2011 Estate Syrah.
The 2015 San Diego International Wine Competition granted the Estate Reserve Grenache 92 points,
and best Grenache! Not to be outdone, the 2011 Estate Syrah received 90 points and a Gold medal.
Cant forget about the Bordeauxsthe 2011 Estate Bordeaux won a Double Gold in the 2015 Cabernet
Shootout.

Visit Clautiere Vineyard


To wander the gardens, admire the sculptures, taste the award winning wines and experience the
fun side of wine at Clautiere Vineyard, visit them in Paso Robles.
>> BY BRETTE ANN WOMACK

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Thursday - Monday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Tuesday & Wednesday by Appointment
1340 Penman Springs Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-3789 | www.clautiere.com
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Recommended Restaurants

PASO ROBLES
Thomas Hill Organics 1305 Park St; 805.226.5888
Contemporary American Cuisine

Villa Creek 1144 Pine St; 805.238.3000


Spanish Cuisine

Enoteca 206 Alexa Ct; 805.238.2834
Seafood

Bistro Laurent 1202 Pine St; 805.226.8191
French Cuisine

Artisan 1401 Park St; 805.237.8084


American Bistro

Paso Inn and Steakhouse 1103 Spring St; 805.238.2660


Steakhouse

il Cortile 608 12th St; 805.226.0300
Italian Cuisine/some Seafood Dishes

Buona Tavola 943 Spring St; 805.237.0600


Northern Italian Cuisine

La Cosecha 835 12th St; 805.237.0019
Latin/Spanish

Estrella 815 12th St; 805.226.5406
Latin Cuisine

Roberts 1218 Pine St; 805.226.5556
American Cuisine

Mistura 700 Clubhouse Drive (at River Oaks Golf Course); 805.238.3333
Peruvian
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Novo 726 Higuera St; 805.543.3986
Firestone Grill 1001 Higuera; 805.783.1001
Cafe Roma 1020 Railroad Ave; 805.541.6800
Mamas Meatball 570 Higuera St; 805.544.0861
Palazzo Giuseppes 1010 Court St; 805.541.9922
Luna Red 1009 Monterey St; 805.540.5243

Dining Alfresco
Fine Italian Restaurant

Discover Why
Paso Loves Italian!
Dinner 7 nights a week

www. ilcortileristorante.com

608 12th Street


Paso Robles CA
805.226.0300

International Cuisine
BBQ and Burgers
Italian Cuisine
Fine Italian Cuisine
Fine Italian Cuisine
International Cuisine

MORRO BAY
Dorns 801 Market Ave; 805.772.4415

Specialty in Seafood & Chicken

PISMO BEACH
Steamers 1601 Price St; 805.773.4711
Giuseppes 891 Price St; 805.773.2870

Seafood
Italian Cuisine

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY


Hitching Post 3325 Point Sal Rd, Casmalia; 805.937.6151
Steakhouse

Hitching Post II 406 E Highway 246, Buellton; 805.688.0676
Steakhouse

Full of Life Flatbread 225 Bell St, Los Alamos; 805.344.4400
American and Pizza

Bell Street Market 406 Bell St, Los Alamos; 805.344.4609
American/Cafe

Original Roadhouse Grill 1423 So Bradley Rd, Santa Maria; 805.614.0586 Steakhouse

Sides Hardware & Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
2375 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos; 805.688.4820
New American

Los Olivos Cafe Petros 2860 Grand Ave, Los Olivos; 805.688.7788 Greek American Cuisine


The Ballard Inn 2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard; 805.688.7770
French/Asian Fusion

Trattoria Grappolo 3687 Sagunto St # C, Santa Ynez; 805.688.6899
Italian

Root 246 420 Alisal Road, Solvang; 805.686. 8681
Contemporary American Cuisine

Avant Tapas & Wine 35 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805.686.4742 Contemporary American/Small Plates

Sissys Uptown Cafe 112 South I Street, Lompoc; 805.735.4877 Traditional American Cuisine

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA
Julienne 138 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara; 805.845.6488 Contemporary American Cuisine
The Shellfish Company 230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara; 805.966.6676 Seafood
The Wine Cask 813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara; 805.966.9463
Contemporary American
Olio Pizzeria 11 W Victoria St. Ste. 21, Santa Barbara; 805.899.2699
Italian Cuisine
Bouchon 9 West Victoria St, Santa Barbara; 805.730.1160
Wine Country Cuisine
CaDario 37 East Victoria St, Santa Barbara; 805.884.9419
Italian Cuisine
Arigato 1225 State St, Santa Barbara; 805.965.6074
Japanese Cuisine
The Stonehouse 900 San Ysidro Ln, Montecito; 805.565.1724
Contemporary American

VENTURA COUNTY
Le Petit Cafe Bakery 1591 Spinnaker Dr #112, Ventura; 805.642.1191
French
Sugar Beets 455 South A St, Oxnard; 805.240.7777
New American Cuisine
La Dolce Vita 740 South B St, Oxnard; 805.486-6878
Italian and Mediterranean Cuisine
Tierra Sur Restaurant 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard; 805.983.1560
Mediterranean
Bella Victorian Bistro 2135 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo; 805.383.8800


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Terravant The Winery Restaurant


Visit for Unforgettable Food, a Wall of Wine and Weekday Happy Hour
Terravant The Winery Restaurant has it allunforgettable food, a
wall of wine, live music performances, and the experience of
blending wine! The new blending bar gives guests the opportunity to
create their own wine from four base wines. After creating the perfect
blend, they can then create their own label and take their bottle
home.
Guests can also enjoy one of the many great wines available from
more than 40 Santa Barbara Wineries, many of whom make their
wine in the Terravant Wine Companys custom crush facility.
Enjoy Central Coast wines from the wine wall, which features 52
wines to sample by taste, half glass or full glass. Find the one you like
and enjoy it with your meal or sample the afternoon away while
relaxing in the tasting bar.
Chef de Cuisine, Brian Reigle, recently launched a new menu,
featuring local produce, small and large plates, and his personal spin
on Mediterranean dishes. In addition, a special happy hour menu is
offered from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Fridaystop by for
great values on great wine and delicious cuisine.
For those who are interested in taking their personal wine
collection a step further, the Avantastic Wine Club is the perfect
opportunity to enjoy ten limited edition wines per year, made by

Padilla and his staff. Members also enjoy discounts on wines, along
with priority reservation to events and VIP treatment when visiting
the restaurant. The Avantastic Wine Club also features wine from
Fiddlehead, Falcone Family and Richard Longoriajust to name a
few. All wines are exclusive to the Avantastic Wine Club.
Terravant is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. They are
located at 35 Industrial Way in Buellton. For more information, call
(805) 686-4742 or visit the website at www.avantwines.com.
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PASO ROBLES

SAN LUIS OBISPO

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ts no wonder the people here


call it SLO. No one is in any hurry
in the cafs or on the sidewalks, and
certainly no one is in any rush to
leave. Strangers are genuinely
friendly, always ready to talk about
their favorite hiking trail or
barbecue joint, or to point the way
to the winery with the best Pinot
Noir. Its all part of the SLO life, that
combination of good stuff that
makes visiting here so nourishing to
the soul.

San Luis Obispos unusual natural

beauty, along with its gentle climate,


first attracted the Spanish padres to
the area in the 1700s. In 1772 they
built the fifth of Californias 21
missions here, on the banks of San
Luis Creek, and named it Mission
San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Today,
many consider this the most beautiful of the Spanish missions.

More than 200 wineries produce


critically acclaimed vintages in
Paso Robles, Edna Valley and
Arroyo Grande Valley. Visitors can
head out along the gorgeous
country roads to sip their way
through the vineyards.
For more information on San Luis
Obispo County, go to visitslo.com
or visit www.pasowine.com.

i n d u l g e i n a p r i vat e w i n e ta s t i n g
a n d l u n c h at e o s

A dedicated tasting attendant


will guide you through
a tasting of five Eos wines
while you enjoy a delicious
catered lunch.
$35 per person
Advance reservations are required.
Please call to schedule
your experience.

2300 AIRPORT ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446


TASTING ROOM | 805.591.8050 WINE CLUB | 800.249.9463
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Summer Party with Paso Robles


Rhne Rangers, August 11
Join the Paso Robles Rhne Rangers member wineries on Tuesday,
August 11 at Cass Winery for a summer celebration, featuring their
best white and red Rhne wines.
The evening begins with a welcoming white and Sparkling Rhne
wine reception, followed by a pig roast seated dinner (menu featured
on the right), prepared by Chef Jacob Lovejoy of the Cass Cafe
paired with your favorite red Rhne wines. Live music and dancing
will complete the evening!
Cass Winery is located at 7350 Linne Road in Paso Robles. For
more information regarding the Rhne Rangers Summer Party on
August 11, please call Cass Winery at (805) 239-1730 or purchase
tickets directly at rhoneparty2015.bpt.me.

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Watermelon & Arugula Salad with Feta Cheese


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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
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Fire-Roasted Chef's Garden Zucchini & Onions
Meyer Lemon Butter
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Whole Roasted Cal Poly Pig
Chili, Brown Sugar, Cracked Pepper Rub,
Charred Garden Tomato Chimichurri
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Baileyana Winery Daily 10am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 269-8200

Biddle Ranch Vineyard Thu-Sun 11am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 543-2399

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Brecon Estate Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-2200


Calcareous Vineyard Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-0289

Castoro Cellars Daily 10am-5:30pm, Templeton, 1-888-238-0725

Chamisal Vineyards Daily 10am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, 805-541-9463

Clautiere Vineyard Thu-Mon 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, 805-237-3789


Donati Family VIneyard Daily 10am-5pm, Templeton, (805) 238-0676

Eberle Winery Daily 10am-6pm (Daily 10am-5pm Winter), Paso Robles, (805) 238-9607

Eos Estate Winery Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 591-8050

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HammerSky Vineyards Thu-Sun 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-0930

Hearthstone Vineyard Thu-Mon 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 238-2544


Hunt Cellars Daily 10:30am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 237-1600

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-8900

Laetitia Vineyards & Winery Daily 11am-5pm, Arroyo Grande, (805) 481-1772

Le Vigne Winery Sun-Thu 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-6pm, Paso Robles, (805) 227-4000

Michael Gill Cellars Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-1668


Opolo Vineyards Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 238-9593

Peachy Canyon Winery Daily 10am-5:30pm, Templeton, (805) 239-1918

Pelletiere Estate Thu-Mon 11am-5pm, Tue-Wed by Appt, Paso Robles, (805) 239-9432
Red Soles Winery Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 226-9898

Rotta Winery Daily 10:30am-5:30pm, Templeton, (805) 237-0510

Roxo Port Cellars Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 238-1600


Riverstar Vineyards Thu-Mon 11am-5pm, San Miguel, (805) 467-0086

San Antonio Winery Daily 10am-6pm, Paso Robles, (805) 226-2600

Sinor-LaVallee Fri-Sun 12-6pm, Avila Beach, (805) 459-9595

Stephen Ross Wine Cellars Thu-Sun 11am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 594-1318

Tackitt Family Vineyards Fri-Sun 12-5pm, San Miguel, (805) 467-9490

Talley Vineyards Daily 10:30am-4:30pm, Arroyo Grande, (805) 489-0446

Venteux Vineyards Daily 10am-5pm, Templeton, (805) 369-0127


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Vina Robles Daily 10am-6pm (Daily 10am-5pm Winter), Paso Robles, (805) 227-4812
Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 434-2541

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Be sure to nibble during the day and


make time for lunch. Two tips: drink at
least twice as much water as you do
wine, and remember that you dont
have to drink everything poured
into your glass.
Dont be afraid to ask questions. Time
again I have heard knowledgeable
winery workers say that there is no
such thing as a stupid question, and
they mean that.

If there is a particular wine you want to


try and it is not on the list, ask. Most
tasting rooms are happy to pour a
little if you show enthusiasm.

Before you start off, pack a few


essentials. Water (plenty of water)
and something to snack on
crackers or a baguette. Many
wineries have picnic areas and there
are plenty of delis and bakeries that
can make up a lunch for you, or
make your own.

BY CHARLES NEAVE
For the most part, going wine
tasting is about the easiest thing in
the world, especially in California
where wineries and tasting rooms
abound. Mostly, wine tasting is a
matter of doing a little research and
planning your day. Here are some
tips that have proven to be helpful
and are designed to help make the
sensory adventure of wine tasting all
the more enjoyable.

You can drink what you want, in the order


you want. If you like reds, say so; if
you dont like sweet wines, speak
up. But the idea of starting with
whites, then going on to reds and
then sweet wines is a good guide.

Good to Know Before


Heading to the Wineries

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Tempra
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Syrah

Petit Ve
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Petite S
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Cab Sau
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Cabern

Barbera

Signature Varietals

Look for tasting rooms in towns. Many


of these are cooperative tasting
rooms, where in one place you
might find wines from a dozen or
more small-to-medium premium
producers.

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Six Great Glasses on the Central Coast


Enjoy six great glasses on the Central Coast, featuring acclaimed wineries and their best handcrafted
varietals. From the elegant and soft expression of Pinot Noir all the way to rich, decadent Port, the Central
Coast winegrowing regions varying terroir produces elegant wines for every palate.

ZINFANDEL
HAMMERSKY VINEYARDS
In the heart of Paso Robles westside, HammerSky
Vineyards oers it allfrom award winning
wines to hospitality and comfort. Made from
100% estate grown fruit, this Zinfandel is a soft
ruby red with tastes of dark raspberry and a touch
of burnt caramel. The wine starts with bright
acidity and finishes smooth. There is a balance of
ripe fruit and spicy pepper. HammerSky
Zinfandels are distinct to the Linne Calodo
limestone that their vines grow in so happily.
7725 Vineyard Drive | Thurs - Sun 11am-5pm
(805) 239-0930 | www.hammersky.com

PETITE SIRAH
RED SOLES WINERY
Bursting with flavors of rich dried blueberry,
complimented by lovely notes of dark chocolate
and freshly roasted coee beans, Red Soles
Winerys Petite Sirah will stop you in your tracks.
Grown in the chalky soil of our Miracles Ranch,
right in the heart of the Willow Creek AVA, our
Petite is a favoritevintage after vintage.
From the dark inky hue, to the fabulously long
and velvety finish, this full bodied wine is a
definite palate pleaser.
3230 Oakdale Road | Daily 11am-5pm
(805) 226-9898 | www.redsoleswinery.com

CABERNET SAUVIGNON
HAMMERSKY VINEYARDS
Made from 100% estate grown fruit, this
Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful, rich ruby
color with a clean, crisp nose that is full of red
fruit and vanilla. The mouthfeel is rich and full,
while complex flavors of black raspberry,
cinnamon, earth and leather intermingle on the
palate. This is a true Paso Robles Cab with
recognizable HammerSky Vineyards terroir, and
the vines grow in soil that compares favorably
with that of Frances Bordeaux region.
7725 Vineyard Drive | Thurs - Sun 11am-5pm
(805) 239-0930 | www.hammersky.com

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SANGIOVESE
PELLETIERE ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY
Pelletiere Estate is a luxury boutique winery
located on a cozy corner in the heart of the famed
Willow Creek District. Our stunning tasting room
and chic Farmhouse Vacation Rental oer the
complete Paso Robles wine country experience.
The 2010 Sangiovese Riserva possesses deep and
generous color highlights with an aable nose of
warm cherry compote, fresh raspberry and deep
violet. The palate is plush and refined with
creamy oak and a long, nuanced finish.
3280 Township Road | Thu-Mon 11am-5pm
(805) 239-9432 | www.pelletiere.com

PINOT NOIR
WILD HORSE WINERY
Located in historic Templeton, Wild Horse Winery
was named for the wild mustangs that roamed
the hills east of the vineyard estate. Today,
Wild Horse Winery is known for exceptional
Pinot Noirs. We focus on small vineyards along
the Central Coast in order to bring you the best
the region has to oer. Stop by and try one (or
all five) of our Pinots, including our winery only
reserves.
1437 Wild Horse Winery Court | Daily 11am-5pm
(805) 434-2541 | www.wildhorsewinery.com

PORT
ROXO PORT CELLARS
Roxo Port Cellars is a family-owned winery
specializing in the production of premium Portstyle wines. Winemaker Je Steele is fueled by a
passion for Old World Port wines and the belief
that they can be mastered in the New World. He
uses only traditional methods and carefully selects
each vineyard based on its location, farming
practices and superior fruit, which is exclusively
handpicked. The result is meticulously balanced,
fruit-forward, Port-style wines.
6996 Peachy Canyon Road | Daily 11am-5pm
(805) 238-1600 | www.roxocellars.com

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WE OLIVE
We Olive Paso Robles is the central coast's premiere place for sampling not only the best extra virgin
olive oils California has to offer but a place to learn about its health benefits, history and future.
While many people have heard about the health benefits of olive oil, you may not know how
versatile and tantalizing it can be. A glance at the recipes and pictures on We Olives website are enough
to make anyone crave one of their culinary creations. You may decide you have to make the olive oil
cake with a hint of citrus, the roasted acorn squash ring with fried sage and pecorino, or the delicious
hot fudge.

The Paso Robles Olive Oil


Festival, August 15
The Olive Festival will be held on August 15
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Paso
Robles Downtown City Park. This is a great
way to sample a variety of olive oils, olive
oil inspired foods and pairings, artisan
wine and craft beer. There is even a
cooking contest with olive oil as the key
ingredient.

Where to Taste We Olive

Additional Treats at the


Olive Oil Festival

There are several ways to taste the products that We Olive has to offer. One way is by visiting the
flagship location in Paso Robles, where everything in the store is open for sampling. Another is by
attending the Paso Robles Olive Festival on August 15. This annual event, started twelve years ago by
We Olive, is where people can learn about local producers and enjoy a fun-filled day with the entire
family.

In addition to the wide selection of olive oil


and olive oil products available for
sampling at the festival, there will also be
local wine and beer producers, food
vendors and craft booths.

The Paso Robles Olive Oil Festival


During the festival, you can meet many olive oil producers, including We Olive, and taste the award
winning olive oils and foods available for sampling. One of the highlights is We Olives famous olive oil
ice cream. People describe it as creamy and salty with a taste similar to caramel. We Olive only makes
the ice cream for the festival and supply is limited. So if you decide a sample isnt enough, you can visit
the Paso store and pick up a pint to take home.
Before visiting the Olive Festival, be sure to review We Olives tips for tasting like a pro. These tasting
tipes will help you get the full experience while sampling olive oils.
Swirl: Cover the cup containing the olive oil with one hand and swirl it around in the palm
of your other hand to release the aroma.
Sniff: Slightly uncover the cup and inhale deeply with your nose.
Slurp: Take a sip while drawing air into your mouth, letting the oil coat your mouth.
Swallow: Swallow while noticing the flavors and attributes.

Experience We Olive
Visiting We Olive can be an educational experience. Representatives are willing and eager to share
the history of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil), tips on how to choose the best one for a given purpose,
and talk about the products heart-healthy benefits. The staff will discuss the attributes of different olive
varietals, and explain about harvesting, milling and storage methods. We Olive also offers gourmet
foods, specialty gift items, and skin products made with olive oil. They are a one stop shop for all your
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gift giving needs.

Fun for Everyone


The festival has many attractions including
entertainment for the younger crowd. There
are arts and crafts, such as Native
American sand and rock painting, olive
branch wreath making and bug jar
decorating.

WE OLIVE
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1311 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-7667
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Brochelle Vineyards

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Burbank Ranch Chateau
Parrish Family Vineyard Lettau Pithy Little Wine Co.
Asuncion Ridge
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Westberg Cellars
Paso Underground
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PASOLIVO OLIVE OIL


An Olive Oil Experience to Delight in the Senses
THE CLUBS AT PASOLIVO
The Original Press Club
This club provides you with two annual award-winning olive oil shipments direct to your door.
The Corporate Club
Set to launch this month, this club is the perfect gifting option.
Whether it is a holiday gift, a well-earned congratulations, recognition for Secretarys Day,
or a simple thank you, Pasolivo offers high quality business gifting options that aim to impress
the deserving recipients of your thoughtful gift. The variety of gift options promise to stand out
from the sea of chocolate boxesinstead, offer the gift of health.
Its simple! Email the Pasolivo Club Manager your gift recipient list and gift basket selections,
along with your desired delivery date, and they will take care of the rest.
All gifts promise the freshest product and professional packing aiming to wow the recipient.

Discover the serene Pasolivo Ranch directly off 46 West on


Vineyard Drive in Paso Robles. This breathtaking destination is your
headquarters for a relaxing afternoon getaway to enjoy the benefits of
a healthy lifestyle full of high quality organic extra virgin olive oil.

About the Ranch


The unique soil of the region, famous for producing first-class
wine grapes, also serves to produce superior olives. Over 6,000 olive
trees producing 10 olive varietals make up the heart of Pasolivos
premium products. The tender care of these trees is what ensures the
capture of the many therapeutic qualities of the resulting functional
food. All Pasolivo olive trees are farmed under traditional, organic
and sustainable practices, from start to finish. The Olives are
handpicked, pressed onsite within hours and packaged in traditionalstyle tins to insure high quality, fresh, tasteful and healthful oils.

The Unique Health Benefits of Pasolivo Olive Oil


Not all olive oils are created equal. The health benefits of olive oil
can only be maximized with the selection of premium authentic extra
virgin oil, like those hand-crafted by Pasolivo. Consuming the right
olive oil can potentially: lower total cholesterol; decrease the risk of
heart disease and strokes; normalize blood clotting; improve insulin
levels and regulate blood sugar; provide significant antioxidants and
polyphenols; prevent certain types of cancer; counter the effects of
aging; and provide powerful moisturizing and rejuvenating benefits.
There are two main ways to tell if you are selecting high quality
olive oil. First, you can taste the difference. Highlighted with
fruitiness, bitterness and pungency, premium oils are simply better.
Second, check for a certification by the International Olive Council or
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the California Olive Oil Council. Its the only way to insure you are
purchasing the freshest oils that meet top standards.

Olive Oil Summer Recipes


Pasolivo olive oils have been featured in top chef publications and
food blogs. Its no surprise as their superior flavors, rich textures, and
award-winning qualities are superior additions to any recipe.
Pasolivo invites you to find your own favorite summer recipe with
complimentary olive oil tasting at the ranch. The tasting room
features local and organic spices to taste right alongside the oils so
you can discover your perfect combination. A fan favorite is the BBQ
Rub spice with Pasolivos own tangerine olive oil. Its a delectable
blend for grilling all types of meats including chicken, pork and fish.
Also, enjoy simple and healthy salad dressing options created by
combining equal parts olive oil with a vinegar of choice. An
impeccable summer pairing is the lemon olive oil with blackberry
balsamic vinegar. Try it on a fruit salad!
If you are new to olive oil recipes, Pasolivos experienced staff will
walk you through a delightful tasting complete with helpful
suggestions to finding your perfect blend.
For more information, visit www.pasolivo.com.
>> BY BETHANY RHINE

VISIT PASOLIVO
Discover award-winning olive oil for yourself with new extended hours at Pasolivo.
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Complimentary tasting and tours of the Italian Pierelisi Press are offered daily.
8530 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles CA 93446 | (805) 227-0186 | www.pasolivo.com

Westside Paso Robles Wineries


Brecon Estate
Unique, Small-Production Varietal Offerings on Paso Robles Westside
Brecon Estate is located in the beautiful, rolling westside hills of
Paso Robles where Welsh Winemaker Damian Grindley produces an
international, award-winning collection of wines. Current varietal
releases include 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc,
Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Grenache and two newly released
2014 white wines Albario and a Viognier/Grenache Blanc blend.
The many microclimates of the Central Coast region allow for this
wide range of varietals, and each wine is a true representation of the
soil and climate of its vineyard site. Brecon Estate produces these
varietals with fruit grown in the larger Central Coast appellation as
well as the appellations of Paso Robles and Monterey.
Production at Brecon Estate is sold exclusively on site through
their tasting room. Each wine is fermented in small batches after
being selected from their own vineyards, as well as other high-end
parcels on the Central Coast. Brecons vineyards are home to some of
the first plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vines in
the original Adelaida district of Paso Robles. The roots of the
Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are old enough to have reached deep
into the ground and as a result, the vines have been dry-farmed for
the past four years. It is amongst these vineyards that Brecons newly
designed, contemporary winery sits along the stunning Vineyard
Drive.
In their warm and inviting tasting room, located at 7450 Vineyard
Drive in Paso Robles, guests can enjoy wine tasting daily between
11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Outside of the tasting room, guests can
relax and picnic beneath stately oak trees, view the gnarly old vines
and enjoy new releases of Brecon Estate. Their tasting menu is a true
escape from realityan experience worth indulging infull of
delicious, handcrafted wines.
Guests can also host events and weddings at Brecon Estate. For
more information, visit www.breconestate.com.

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BRECON ESTATE
7450 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles
Open Daily 11am-5pm
805-239-2200 | breconestate.com
A new truly undiscovered boutique winery. Handcrafted,
award-winning wines, Internationally acclaimed
winemaker, mature "oh-so" relaxing gardens and famed
Architects. Come explore and enjoy.
PEACHY CANYON WINERY
1480 North Bethel Road, Templeton
Open Daily 10am-5:30pm and by appointment
805-239-1918 | peachycanyon.com
Were celebrating 25 years of amazing winemaking at Peachy Canyon, where
weve been making Paso Robles wine history since 1988. Come enjoy our
award-winning estate Zinfandels alongside exciting small lot blends. Were
proud to be Westside originals.

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VENTEUX VINEYARDS
1795 Las Tablas, Templeton
Open Daily 10am-5pm and by appointment
805-369-0127 | venteuxvineyards.com
From soil to bottle, our hands-on approach allows us to uphold the
highest level of care in all aspects of the winemaking process.
Our extremely small productions of Rhne wines showcase a style
of balance, elegance, and finesse. Picnic on the porch of the
farmhouse and taste our hand-crafted wines in the elegant and
inviting tasting room.

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San Luis Obispo County << Wine Country This Month

Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, Presented by


Volvo, Announces Brand New Strings at Sunset
Exclusive Opening Experience on September 24
Sunset SAVOR The Central
Coast, Californias premier food,
wine, travel and lifestyle event,
reveals details surrounding its
all-new opening night
experience, Strings at Sunset.
This highly anticipated taste
bud-tempting, gasp-worthy
kickoff will be held at Vina
Robles Amphitheatre on
Thursday, September 24th.
Featuring theatrical
performances from awardwinning artists String Theory
and DJ Violinist SPAGS, Strings
at Sunset attendees will also
enjoy wine pairings from the
2015 Sunset International Wine
Competition winners, celebrity
chef tastings and more.

Strings at Sunset
Strings at Sunset elevates
the senses and suspends reality,
sending taste buds over the
epicurean edge! The only thing
that can be expected is the
unexpected, at the new kickoff
Strings at Sunset, said Chuck
Davison, CEO of Visit San Luis
Obispo County. Strings at
Sunset transforms Vina Robles
into a food, wine and music
lovers paradise in a new and
sensational opening night,
setting the stage for the four day
epicurean extravaganza, Sunset
SAVOR the Central Coast.
Throughout the evening,
dine with celebrity chefs and
culinary personalities including
James Beard Award- winning
author of Kitchen Gypsy,
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international cooking teacher


and chef, Joanne Weir, as well
as popular food blogger,
culinary instructor and author
of Eating Up the West Coast,
Brigit Binns. Stay tuned for
more celebrity announcements!
Strings at Sunset is a cant
miss event and offers a truly
unparalleled food, wine and
musical experience. Whether
attending Sunset SAVOR The
Central Coast for the first or the
sixth time, you are in for an
evening of phenomenal and
delicious surprises, said Peggy
Northrop, Sunset Editor-inChief.
The nighttime spectacular
features visually stunning
headlining performances from
award winning artists including:
String Theorya hybrid
performance ensemble that
combines their signature
gigantic architectural harp
installations with original
music, dance and projections,
transforming the stage into a
giant musical instrument; and
SPAGS Jennifer Spingola has
been amazing audiences for
years now with her virtuosic
technique, inventive
arrangements and compelling
performance style.

VIP Tickets
VIP tickets are limited and in
demand, VIP attendees enjoy:
Early admission to attend the
Sunset Editors VIP Reception;
red carpet arrival; celebrity chef

meet and greet, access to


exclusive Sparkle Lounge
featuring intimate seating,
delectable desserts, late harvest
wine and lots of bubbles;
Reserve Room wine tastings;
and enhanced concert seating.
Volvo, creator of high-end
luxury vehicles, hosts the
ultimate VIP Ride and Drive
Experience. Guests looking for
the ultimate VIP experience are
picked up in style at the Paso
Robles Inn and will enjoy a
scenic drive through Paso
Robles wine country before
arriving at Strings at Sunset.
Strings at Sunset will be held
from 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. with VIP
Admission beginning at
5:00 p.m., and General
Admission entry at 6:00 p.m.
VIP Tickets are at $150 and
General Admission are at $85.
For tickets, more information
about Sunset SAVOR The
Central Coast, the 2015 event
schedule and a listing of event
sponsors, please visit the
website at
savorthecentralcoast.com.

About Sunset
Sunset is the leading lifestyle
brand in the West. Through
magazines and books, events
and experiences, and digital and
social media, Sunset covers the
West's best flavors, destinations,
design trends, and innovations.
Sunset engages and inspires an
audience of over six million
educated, active and affluent

consumers every month


through its five regional print
editionsPacific Northwest,
Northern California, Southern
California, Southwest and
Mountainas well as via all
tablet devices and its website. In
addition to its print and digital
publication, Sunset showcases
the regions unique lifestyle and
noteworthy destinations
through its flagship events,
established home programs,
licensing partners, books and
International Wine
Competition. Sunset is
produced by Time Inc., one of
the largest media companies in
the world.

About Visit San Luis Obispo County


Visit San Luis Obispo County
is the countywide destination
marketing organization that
promotes San Luis Obispo
County through advertising,
marketing, public relations,
travel trade, events and
sponsorship. For more
information about Visit San Luis
Obispo County, please go to the
website at
VsitSanLuisObispoCounty

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Avila Beach Wineries


Iconic coastal views define the San Luis Obispo coastline, but no vista is quite as grand as the lookout from
Avila Beach. Sloping hills dip down towards the harbor, which is home to three pierstwo of which are open to
the public, and feature restaurants with menus full of fresh seafood. At local winery tasting rooms, friendly staff
pour a diverse collection of stunning Central Coast wines; take a sip while taking in the picturesque views.

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550 First Street, Avila Beach Ca 93424
805-459-5959 | tastingroom@sinorlavallee.com
Open Fri-Sat-Sun Call for current hours

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Receive 15% off your purchase, with this ad.
415 First St., Avila Beach Open Daily 10:30-6:00
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Wine Tasting in Santa Barbara County

A Spirit and Passion for Winemaking

Bien Nacido Vineyard | Photograph by Jeremy Ball

n the southern end of the Central Coast appellation, lies Santa Barbara Countys historic
wine growing region. The first vineyard production in these rolling coastal hills dates
back to 1782, when Junipero Serra planted vines on Mission land. About a hundred years later,
there was 260 acres of luscious vineyards and seventeen winemakers in Santa Barbara
County. Sadly, the Prohibition Era destroyed many of these historic vineyard sites and mostly
put an end to winemaking in the regionas was the case in many of the beautiful winegrowing regions across the state. With that being said, the spirit and passion for winemaking
never left Santa Barbara County, and this wine growing region is alive and well today. Talented
winemakers are producing outstanding and pure terroir driven wines from the five American
Viticultural Areas (AVAs), planted mostly to Burgundian, Rhne and Bordeaux grape varieties.
Although the movie Sideways is said to have put San Barbara Countys wine growing
region on the map in 2004, especially the Santa Maria Valley AVA, it is the high quality of the
wine across the county that has continued to uphold this bountiful regions reputation.
Sprawling vineyards and gently rolling hills create a picturesque scene for visitors and locals
alike, who visit the many wineries, tasting rooms and wine bars in the area. In the five AVAs,
wine tasters will find a nice range of wine styles amongst the Burgundian, Rhne and
Bordeaux varietals that are produced.
In the more northern region, cool climate Burgundian varietals reign, such as Pinot Noir
and Chardonnay, due to the maritime influence. This ensures a long temperate growing
season which the Burgundian varietals crave. With ample amount of sunlight, the grapes ripen
very slowlyperfect for producing terroir driven wines with pure varietal characteristics. In
the southern region, there is more of a diurnal shift with warmer nights and cooler days. This
area sees less fog and has different soil types than what is found closer to the coast. The
Bordeaux and Rhne varieties flourish in this warmer climate and the sandy soils with limestone and chalk impart a wonderfully desirable minerality in the wines.
The wineries in Santa Barbara County boast a concentration of incredibly passionate and
talented winemakers; join them year round at their many events, celebrations and festivals, as
well as in their tasting rooms.

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Frequency Wine Company

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Arthur Earl
Barbieri Wines
Bernat
Blair Fox
Carhartt
Carina Cellars
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Daniel Gehrs
Dreamcte Wine Co
Tessa Marie
Figueroa Mtn Brewing Co
Kaena
Longoria
Pacific Ridge
Refugio
Saarloos & Sons
Samsara
Semler Malibu Family Wines
Stolpman
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CINQUE STELLE WINERY


An Ideal Los Olivos Experience
In 2006, the Crist family started their venture into winemaking by beginning to farm their nowpristine estate vineyard located in Santa Ynez, which resulted in their first wine vintage in 2009.
The Crist family is certainly admirable as they embrace the true meaning of a family owned and
operated winery. The passion, determination and unity shared by each family member creates fine wines
that hold true to the concept of love and family. In fact, the name Cinque Stelle (cheen-kweh stell-lay) is
Italian for five star and each star holds a very special meaning; they represent the members of the Crist
family and their unique contributions and undeniable value in each step of the winemaking process.

Specializing in Italian and Spanish Varietals


Harvest is considered the most exciting time of the year at Cinque Stelle because as the grapes come off
the vines, the extraordinary transformation into fine wines begins. Winemaker Matthew Crist focuses on
producing only small-lot, premium wines principally sourced from their estate vineyard and strategically
made to optimize each varietals unique characteristics. The vineyard yields limited quantities of ultrapremium fruit specializing in Italian and Spanish varietals such as Pinot Grigio, Albario and Tempranillo.
Matthew then makes all of the wines in oak barrels, which gives their white wines unique flavor profiles.

Visit the Tasting Room


Ready for a taste? Visit Natalie Crist at Cinque Stelles tasting room located in the quaint town of Los
Olivos, where the charming California community has embraced the family winery since they opened
their doors.
As of late, the Cinque Stelle winery tasting room in Los Olivos, formerly located in a small retail
complex, has moved to a new buildingjust blocks away from its original location. Guests to the newlylocated tasting room can enjoy indoor tasting, as well as backyard seating for wine tasting.
Enjoy a favorite varietal, indulge in a flight of current releases and relax in the fabulous new setting. As
the year presses on, the backyard will become an ideal space for festive events and live music, ample with
room for catering and a small stage.
In addition to fine wine, the Cinque Stelle tasting room has a womens boutique graced with fine
clothing and accessories. You wont be able to resist its European flair and comfortable atmosphere that
warmly invites you to sip on a glass of Pinot Grigio as you browse the fine selection of jewelry and gifts.
The Cinque Stelle tasting room is located at 2982 Grand Avenue in Los Olivis, and open Thursday
through Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (805) 686-4101 or go to
www.cinquestellewinery.com.
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Solvang Danish Days, Californias Premier Danish Heritage Festival,


Returns for 79th Celebration on September 18-20
The charitable Solvang Danish Days Foundation announces 2015 event weekend schedule, bestowing modern takes on Danish traditions, and names 2015
Danish Maid, Mia Andersen.
Californias premier Danish heritage
festival, Solvang Danish Days, triumphantly
returns in 2015 to celebrate its 79th
anniversary with a three-day event weekend
line up set for Friday through Sunday,
September 18-20. The 2015 Solvang Danish
Days themeSkl, Til Vores Forldres
Brn, or Cheers, to our parents
childrenwill be celebrated during this
years event, which honors the 1911
establishment of Solvang by DanishAmericans.
Solvang Danish Days will once again
provide attendees with a total Danish
immersion experience, while helping to
preserve Solvangs authentic Danish heritage,
and offer a Dane For A Day ticket bundle
package for guests looking to live like
Vikings throughout the event weekend.
Since Solvang Danish Days modest
beginnings in 1936, when the festival
debuted as a celebration of the villages 25th
anniversary, the event has set out to fte
Solvangs Danish heritage with authentic
food, music, dancing, parades, live
entertainment and family activities. In 1946,
a reporter from the then-influential The
Saturday Evening Post, visited Solvang
during Danish Days and the resulting article,
which appeared in January 1947, put
Solvang on the proverbial map. The article
stated, in part, Solvang . . . a spotless Danish
village that blooms like a rose in Californias
charming Santa Ynez Valley. Old country
charm and customs have been successfully
fused with the American way of life.
Nowadays . . . the quaint village is busy
living up to its affectionate name, Little
Denmark.
As Danish Days approaches its 80th
birthday, the festival continues to expand
upon its varied activities, melding more
modern Danish practices with traditional
ways, yet still exemplifying everything
Danish. The weekends numerous offerings,

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encompassing activities for all ages, range


from fan-favorite food events surrounding
the iconic Danish pastry rounds, Aebleskiver;
to a Danish-style beer and wine garden
serving Danish import Carlsberg beer,
alongside local brews and wines; to a
historical reenactment in the form of a Viking
Encampment; to chainsaw wood-carving
demonstrations, an Old World artisanal
crafts marketplace and a contemporary
Solvang merchant walk.
Admission to Solvang Danish Days is
free, and entertainment options abound
during the weekend with three parades, folk
dancers and Danish musicians performing in
spots scattered about the town. In addition,
there will be three events on Saturday
evening: the Danish Days Dinner Dance, a
fundraiser entailing a Danish-style barbeque
followed by live music and dancing; the
Solvang 2nd Century Street Party, featuring
live music; and a special Mads Men
fundraising concert at the outdoor Solvang
Festival Theater, with two-time Grammy
Award-winning Danish violinist, Mads
Tolling, who will blend old and new as he
performs instrumental hits from the 1960s
Mad Men era.
Solvang Danish Days also aims to please
the next generation of Danish Days fans with
multiple pastimes, including storytelling
sessions with Randel McGee as Hans
Christian Andersen, and a Kids Korner in
Solvang Park featuring LEGO.
Since 1967, Solvang Danish Days has
been presided over by each years Danish
Maida tradition that remains an honorable
accomplishment for each of the young, local
women appointed by the Danish Days
Foundation board members. The 2015
Danish Maid is 17-year old Mia Andersen, a
fifth-generation Santa Ynez Valley resident
whose Solvang roots stretch back to 1910.
Andersens father, Ken Andersen, manages
the family business in Solvang, Neilsen

Building Materials, which was opened by


Andersens great grandfather in 1932.
Andersens sister, Emma, also donned the
Danish Maid title, for the 2013 Solvang
Danish Days.
Solvangs Danish Maids serve as a sort of
goodwill ambassador during their year of
service, making public appearances to
promote Solvang and the Citys spirit of
hospitality.
I want to invite visitors to Solvang to tap
into their inner Dane . . . whether they are
Danish, or not . . .and create memories this
Danish Days weekend. I am honored to be
selected as this years Danish Maid. Mange,
Mange Tak, said Mia Andersen, 2015
Danish Maid.
One of the highlights of Solvang Danish
Days is the chance for Solvang locals and
visitors to win a trip for two to Denmark.
Each year, two round-trip tickets are
sponsored by the Danish Days Foundation;
included in this Grand Prize is a $1,000 cash
award. Many businesses throughout Solvang
offer the tickets for sale in their stores, for $1
per ticket, and proceeds of the raffle ticket
sales support the Danish Days Festival.
Tickets may also be purchased by mail, by
writing to the Solvang Danish Days
Foundation at P.O. Box 1424, Solvang, CA
93464. Raffle tickets will be on sale until the
drawing date in October 2015.
More information about Solvang Danish
Days, including a full history of the event,
updated 2015 event schedule and details,
volunteer request form and complete contact
information, is available on the website at
www.SolvangDanishDays.org. Solvang
Danish Days is also on Facebook
(/SolvangDanish Days) and Twitter
(@DanishDays).
Further questions may be directed to
Anna Ferguson-Sparks at Stiletto Marketing;
email info@stilettomarketing.com or call
1.877.327.2656 for more information.
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Andrew Murray Tasting Room Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 693-9644

A single bottle contains:


750 ml of wine which is 25.6 ounces
made from about 2.4 pounds of
grapes (39 oz.) and is enough for
four or maybe five glasses.

Bedford Winery Daily 11-5, Los Alamos, (805) 344-2107

gallons) made from 740 pounds of


grapes which works out to almost
but not precisely - 24 cases of wine.

Byron Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 938-7365

Cali Love Wine M 11-7, Tu-Th 12-7, Fr 12-8, Sa 11-8, Su 11-7, Solvang, (805) 688-1678

Cambria Estate Winery Daily 10-5, Santa Maria, (805) 805-937-8091

Carivintas Winery Mon-Fri 12-7, Sat-Sun 11-7, Solvang, (805) 693-4331

Coquelicot Daily 11-5, Sat 10-5, Los Olivos, (805) 688-1500

Costa De Oro Winery Daily 11-6, Fri 11-8, Santa Maria, (805) 922-1468

Deep Sea (Conway Family) Sun-Wed 12-8, Thu-Sat 12-9, Santa Barbara, (805) 618-1185

Dragonette Cellars Thu-Mon 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 693-0077

Firestone Vineyard Daily 10-5; Tours 11:15, 1:15 & 3:15, Los Olivos, (805) 688-3940

Fontes & Phillips Thur-Sat & Mon 11-5, Sun 12-5, Santa Ynez, (805) 688-2200

Foley Wines Daily 10-5, Lompoc, (805) 737-6222

Frequency Wines Fri-Sun 12-6, Los Alamos, (805) 344-1222

J Ludlow Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8989

Larner Vineyard & Winery Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8148

A case of wine includes: A dozen 750


ml bottles (or 24 half bottles) or 307.2
ounces total, which comes from 30
pounds of grapes.

An acre of vineyards land can give the


grower: Five tons of grapes (though it is
also less, depending on a variety of farming
and winemaking practices, and on the varietal and the vineyards location) which will
give you 797 gallons of juice (or thirteenand-a-half barrels) which is pretty close to
four thousand bottles of wine.

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Other

Cinque Stelle Winery Thu-Mon 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 686-4101

LaMontagne Winery Fri-Sun 12-5, Lompoc, (805) 291-6643

Buttonwood Farm Winery Daily 11-5, Solvang, (805) 688-3032

Casa Cassara Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7:30, Solvang, (805) 688-8691

One standard oak barrel of wine


holds: 295 bottles of wine (or 59

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Lincourt Vineyards Daily 10-5, Solvang, (805) 688-8554

Lions Peak Vineyards Sun-Fri 11-7, Sat 11-8, Solvang, (805) 693-5466

Loring Wine Co./Cargasacchi Thu-Mon 10-4:45, Buellton, (805) 691-1300

Lucky Dogg Winery Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7:30, Solvang, (805) 691-9774

Martian Ranch & Vineyard Wed-Sun 11-5, Los Alamos, (805) 344-1804

Qup Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 686-4200

Scott Cellars Fri-Sun 11-4, Lompoc, (805) 736-6161

Toretti Family Vineyard Thu-Mon 12-5:30, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8002

Turiya Wines Open by appt only, Lompoc, (805) 478-7016


Zaca Mesa Daily 10-4, Los Olivos, (805) 688-9339 x308

Zinke Wines Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 691-9718


Zotovich Cellars Fri-Sun 10-4, Lompoc, (805) 736-1600

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A Walk Around Tasting is a


combination of a tour and a tasting.
Your host brings along several
bottles of wine on your tour, and
may take you to a garden area of
the winery to pour the first round.
Then you move to another place
within the winery to sample the
next wine. This experience
continues until all the wines are
tasted.

Barrel Tasting

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Another popular tasting experience that can be part of a tour or a


Walk Around is a Barrel Tasting.
Your guide takes a wine thief, a
special siphon placed into a hole in
the top of a barrel to extract tasting
samples of a maturing wine. The
sample allows you to taste what the
wine is like in the middle of developing its full potential.

Why make an appointment?

A Sit Down Tasting usually


requires an appointment, and there
may be a slightly higher fee than a
wine bar fee. Seated in an elegant
room, you are poured several wines
by your winery host. Expect your
host to describe the unique characteristics of each wine and how it
was made.

Walk Around Tasting

The most common tasting experience is a Wine Bar Tasting. You


step up to the bar where typically a
list of wines being poured is
displayed. Expect to pay a tasting
fee between $10-$40. Some tasting
bars will offer you the option to
taste a library or reserve wine.
Exercising this option increases the
fee, but will allow you to taste very
unique, old or rare wines.

Sit Down Tasting

Wine Bar Tasting

Some wineries are so small that


they need to know when you are
coming so someone will be there
to greet you. Others have sit-down
tastings that start and end at
specific times. Its always a good
idea to schedule your appointments well in advance.

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Buellton Wineries & Restauarants


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Loring Wine Company & Cargasacchi


The dual Loring Wine Company & Cargasacchi tasting room is
the perfect location for wine tasting in Buellton. Guests can enjoy
stunning wines at inside tasting bars or picnic outside, while tasting
through Lorings extensive collection of Pinot Noir, in addition to
other phenomenal wines. Loring currently produces wines from fruit
grown in Paso Robles, Monterey, Sonoma and Santa Barbara. These
wines aren't overloaded with tannin; theyre ready to drink right
away, Loring says. The awesome structure of each wine comes from
the acidity, which keeps the wine increidbly bright and fresh.
His philosophy on making wine is that the fruit is all that matters.
What happens in the vineyard determines the quality of the wine,
Loring states. Perhaps this is why he is extremely picky when
choosing vineyards from which to buy grapes. Not only am I
looking for the right soil, microclimate and clones, Im also looking
for a grower with the same passion and dedication to producing great
wine that I have. In other words, a total Pinot freak!
Cargasacchi wines are also available for tasting. Of these wines,
Peter Cargasacchis out of the way Jalama Vineyard proves most
intriguing. The area is the bed of an ancient sea so there are large
deposits of diatomaceous earth in and around the vineyards,
Cargasacchi says. Farming the grapes here for Pinot Noir is
challenging because the areas weather is more extreme. Where a
vine grows and what type of soil its planted on and its exposure
matters a lot, but good farming and getting proper ripeness is the real
essence of making good wine, he says. With this kind of focus, both
Loring and Cargasacchi wines are incredibly enjoyable.
New in the tasting room is Loring Wine Companys regular and
reserve flights, available to be paired with delectable artisan cookies
made by Mela Foods. This not to be missed wine and cookie pairing
highlights the flavor interaction between the wine and cookies, which
are perfectly handcrafted to complement the Loring wine collection.
The tasting room is located at 420 East Hwy 246. Stop by for a
visit Thursday through Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
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Lompoc Wineries
LaMontagne Winery Brings Home
Awards from the Pinot Noir
Shootout Competition

JALAMA WINES
308 North 9th Street, Unit C, Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 735-8937 | Friday Sunday 12-5pm & by appointment
Jalama Wines produces small lots, with a focus on vineyard
designated wines. When you have one of these, youll know it is
something special and unique.
LAMONTAGNE WINERY
1509 E Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc
(805) 291-6643 | lamontagnewinery.com
Friday Sunday 12-5pm
Their family name, LaMontagne, meaning the Mountain,
appropriately describes their quest to produce wines of
exceptional quality that represent the vintage and the place in
which they were grown.

The Pinot Noir Summits Pinot Noir Shootout Competition


LaMontagne Winerys 2012 Kessler-Haak Theron Pinot Noir from
the Sta. Rita Hills appellation was chosen by this year's Pinot Noir
Shootout panel to win a Double Gold Medal, and was selected to be
featured in the Blind Tasting at the Pinot Noir Summit in Reno,
Nevada, hosted last month on July 25.

About LaMontagne Winery

SCOTT CELLARS
316 North F Street, Lompoc | Friday Sunday 11am-4pm
(805) 736-6161 | scottcellars.com
Specializing in vineyard designate Sangioveses and our
lavish Cuvees, we produce ultra rich California style wines.
Our Sangioveses are dense with fruit and the Cuvees are
silky smooth. Private tastings by appointment.

LaMontagne Winery produces wines of exceptional quality, hailing


from the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Their award winning, ultrapremium vintages focus on Pinot Noir grapes, and each bottle is rich
in layer and tastea true commitment to the art of winemaking.
A wine purist, Owner and Winemaker Kimberly Smith says about
her journey into winemaking: It has been something that I have
loved from the very beginning. Winemaking is so stimulating, the
lifestyle is so multi-faceted . . . theres never a boring moment.
With each Pinot Noir, Smith wants the wines to speak to the
vintage and terroiran ideal, coastal microclimate with a lot of fog
that is perfect for growing Pinot Noir grapes. To further preserve the
terroir , Smith uses no additivescreating a pure reflection and taste
of the vineyard. Each small batch is then finished in barrel. Sta. Rita
Hills is very special. I feel everything I have done and been though in
my life has brought me to this place. Its been a wonderful journey,
and I am so humbled and thankful for winemaking, Smith says.
>> BY RACHEL HOMMEL

TURIYA WINES
316 North F. Street, Lompoc | By appointment only
(805) 478-7016 | www.turiyawines.com
Turiya Wines is a producer of ultra boutique wines from the Central Coast of
California. Turiya is determined to create rare, fine-tuned, focused wines, both
blends as well as extremely limited releases of single cultivars. Reds only.
ZOTOVICH ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY
300 North 12th Street, Unit 1D, Lompoc
( 805) 736-1600 | www.zotovichcellars.com
Friday Sunday10am-4pm
A family owned and operated boutique winery.
"We grow, produce and bottle estate Syrah, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Were new to the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. Stop in to meet us!"

LaMontagne Winerys Award Winning Pinot Noir

W I N E TA S T I N G I N

LOMPOC

2012 John Sebastiano Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills: Gold Medal
2012 Buono Terra Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Jills: Silver Medal

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Santa Maria Wineries & Restaurants


Original Roadhouse Grill Boasts Mouth-Watering Grill Menu
Original Roadhouse Grill boasts a mouth-watering grill menu,
full-service saloon, satellite horse racing and lets you throw your
empty peanut shells on the ground.
The Original Roadhouse Grill prides itself on an extensive menu
that features favorites such as slow-roasted bourbon tri-tip, fall-offthe-bone baby back ribs and fresh, hand-cut steaks from high-quality
USDA Midwestern beef. There are also several steak alternatives
including (but not limited to), Whiskey River Salmon, BBQ chicken,
turkey and veggie burgers, and an entire menu section dedicated to
bison steaks, ribs and burgers.
The Original Roadhouse Grill offers a range of choices for diners
of all ages and appetites, with a section of the menu called a little
less dinner for smaller portioned meals under $12.99, over 20 menu
items under $10. The daily Happy Hour features a selection of items
from 2:00. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on
Saturdays and Sundays.
Thursday through Sunday, racing fans can enjoy the Official
California Wagering Facility in a separate and newly enclosed bar,
dining and patio area.

The Original Roadhouse Grill is located at 1423 South Bradley


Road in Santa Maria. They are open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday and
Saturday.
For more information about upcoming specials and events, visit
www.originalroadhousegrill.com or call (805) 614-0586.

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Not all families are on the same page (let alone planet). But at
Frequency Wines, the Wasserman family brings a positive and
balanced approach to life and winemaking. Their unique style of
winemaking has led to some luxuriousresultsthe result of creativity
and trial and error. Born and raised in Santa Ynez, siblings Zac and
Almond Wasserman always had a love for wine. Experiencing a case
of post graduation funk and looking for a change of pace after
college, Almond moved back to the valley and worked for Andrew
Murray Vineyards. Excited about Syrah, she made her fist single
barrel of Syrah in 2007.
Zac soon followed suit under the direction of Joey Tensley of
Tensley Wines. Inspired by Los Alamos Syrah, Frequency Wines was
born, creating their first vintage in 2010, a 2010 Tierra Alta Syrah.
Passionate about French Rhne Valley wines, Frequency Wines
sources from Los Alamos vineyards, utilizing a variety of sandy soil
Syrahs. These wines show more transparency, more aromatics and a
lifted, light approach, such as the 2014 GSMsourced from 100%
Santa Ynez Valley fruit. Finding his unique style through
experimentation, Zac hopes to build a brand that offers a niche
market to grow a newer scene in Los Alamos. One that is fun,
approachable and inspired.
Inspired by his own love of wine and music, Zac created the Artist
Series, collaborating with some of his favorite musicians. The project
pairs together wine and music, as exemplified in the 2014 Artist
Series Syrah, featuring musician Toro y Moi (Chaz Bundick). For the
2014 inaugural vintage, Chaz designed the bottle art and created an
audio mix to listen to while enjoying the wine. With Syrah sourced
from the sandy hillside of Vernas Vineyard and Grenache from the
warm Santa Ynez Valley, the wine combines notes of spicy white
pepper and deep blueberry, with supple texture and fresh acidity.
Keeping frequency and balance in mind, the Wassermans create
wines that are complex and yet simple. Low key and family-run, their
winery is a reminder of what we are really here forto be in the
moment and to bring that energy into our lives. Hoping to grow with
the town, Frequency Wines offers an intimate approach to tasting.
The Wassermans welcome guests to become part of the frequency.
>> BY RACHEL HOMMEL

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BEDFORD WINERY
For the adventurous that seek the uncommon, go to Bedford
Winery. Along with barrel fermented Chardonnays and signature
Syrahs, there is always the surprise of lesser known varietals.
448 Bell St, Los Alamos | (805) 344-2107
bedfordwinery.com | Daily 11am - 5pm.
BELL STREET FARM EATERY & MARKET
Bell Street Farm is a culinary destination in Santa Barbara County
wine country. This delicious eatery/market is located in Los Alamos,
California and is surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and farmland.
With the freshest cuisine and comfortable design, Bell Street Farm is
the perfect place to enjoy a meal, snack or a wine tasting.
406 Bell Street, Los Alamos | (805) 344-4609 | bellstreetfarm.com
Friday - Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday - Monday 11am-5pm
MARTIAN RANCH & VINEYARD
Martian Ranch & Vineyard is a biodynamic vineyard and estate winery
located just one mile south of Los Alamos on Alisos Canyon Road. Visit us
and enjoy an out-of-this-world experience! The tasting room celebrated
its first year anniversary in October 2014.
9110 Alisos Canyon Rd, Los Alamos | (805) 344-1804
martianvineyard.com | Wednesday Sunday 11am-5pm
FREQUENCY WINES
A family run operation, Frequency Wines
produces Santa Barbara County Rhne
varietals. Initially envisioned by Almond
Wasserman in 2010, she recruited her brother
Zac to be the winemaker, and her mother Maria to manage the tasting room and cellar club. Zac is
currently the Assistant Winemaker at Tensley Wines,
a heavy hitter of Santa Barbara County Syrah, produced by Zac's mentor, Joey Tensley. The Frequency
wines are evolving into beautiful examples of Santa Barbara County classics as the brand finds top
quality vineyards and refines their unique expression of this area.
488 Bell Street, Suite B, Los Alamos | (805) 344-1222
frequencywines.com | Friday Sunday 12-6pm

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Firestone Vineyard is best known for their aromatic white
LAVIE wines
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Flying Goat
can picnic outside and view the estate vineyards, which Joseph
have been
Blair
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vineyards
New Vineland/Piedrasassi
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Tastethe
of Sta. Rita Hills
grapevines healthy. The vineyards sites are also ideally oriented to
capture the sun and ocean breezes for perfect exposure, which
concentrates the flavors and maximizes quality.
The spacious tasting room has multiple tasting bars and is
informal yet urbane with soft wood tones and tiled floors,
reminiscent of a ranch house with views overlooking the vineyards.
The tasting room also offers plenty of gift items as well. Their bottle
prices range from $15 to $60, with the majority of wines under $25.
Don't miss their Summer Concert Series from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,
first Friday's monthly through October.
Firestone Vineyard is located at 5000 Zaca Station Road. They are
open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact Firestone at
(805) 688-3940 or go to www.firestonewine.com.
>> BY MICHAEL CERVIN
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represents the AVA as the strongest
varietal, he says. We are special
because of our natural acidity at
harvest, promoting longevity and
balance. By selling their grapes before
they ever made wine they helped
establish the vineyards reputation for
quality. In a sense we did things
backwards, Larner admits but he
strongly believes that what sets them
apart is his strict growers philosophy
that distinguishes wines made from
those grapes. We have farmed grapes
for dozens of excellent, boutique
winemakers over the past decade,
many of whom use the Larner Vineyard designation on their wines,
Michael says. And though he uses much of the fruit for his own
wines, his grapes are still in high demand.
Larner is a small lot producer and their tasting room is open daily,
from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located at 2900 Grand Avenue in
Los Olivos. Contact them directly at (805) 688-8148 and ask about a
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that our soils speak louder than what I
could craft in the winery, however as a
winemaker my influence is more
European having worked in both
France and Italy, I strive for balance
and harmony coupled with age-worthy
quality wines.
Every wine made locally inspires all
of us to greatness, says Larner. As a
founder of the new Ballard Canyon
AVA in Santa Barbara County, Larner
and his family-run winery is home to
their 34-acre estate planted to Syrah,
Grenache, Mourvdre and Viognier. As a small tribute to their Italian
heritage, the Larners also have one block of Malvasia Bianca. But it is
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Dragonette Cellars is well known for two thingsgreat wines and
the knowledge and enthusiasm of its owners. When people write rave
reviews of the wines, such as the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc from Happy
Canyon, they often also include praise of the owners for their
affability and knowledge of wine.
The winery is a family-run business owned by John and Steve
Dragonette, and their close friend Brandon Sparks-Gillis. They are
passionately committed to wine quality, and to that end, personally
perform all of the vineyard and winemaking processes themselves.
Dragonette Cellars logo, the alchemist symbol for liquid gold, also
called the elixir of life, is a fitting way to describe the owners
winemaking philosophy. They believe that great wines take patience
and hard effort to produce. They pay attention to the small details,
and do such things as walk the vineyard rows, fine-tuning the
process. Every decision we make in the vineyards and cellar is aimed
at producing a wine of balance, purity and complexity.
Dragonette produces critically acclaimed wines from exceptional,
cool-climate vineyards throughout the Santa Ynez Valley, including
Sauvignon Blanc from Happy Canyon, Pinot Noir from the lauded
Sta. Rita Hills, and fascinating Grenache and Syrah from sites in
Ballard Canyon and Los Alamos. Some of the new releases in the
tasting room include the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Vogelzang Vineyard,
the 2013 Pinot Noir Radian Vineyard and the 2012 Seven (a Syrah
blend).

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Enjoy Classic Rhne Varietal Wines at Andrew Murray Vineyards
Andrew Murray fell in love with the classic Rhne varietals,
specifically Syrah and Viognier, in the late 1980s as he traveled
through Frances Rhne Valley. At the time, he was enrolled at UC
Berkeley studying paleontology, but when sampling the wines in
France, there was a shift in his thinking. Capitalizing on this
newfound enthusiasm for wine, he decided to do an internship in
Australia at a winery, focusing on the production of Shiraz. When
Andrew returned to the US, he earned himself a Bachelors Degree in
Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis, and then founded his
eponymous Los Olivos winery and vineyarddedicated exclusively
to his favored Rhne-style wines. Today, Andrew Murray Vineyards is
synonymous with some of the states premier Rhne wines, from sellout vineyard designated Syrahs to wildly popular blends!
In January of 2014, Andrew expanded his brand when he opened
his new winery and visitor center in the former Curtis Winery
location. He also took over the management of Curtis Estates 100+
acres of premium wine grapes. This opportunity fully realized his
dream to be back on Foxen Canyon Road, growing Rhnes again.
Andrew and his team look forward to visiting with you at the newly
updated hospitality and event center, and pouring you a glass of wine
to enjoy on their recently completed terrace, with stunning views of
neighboring vineyards and the looming face of Grass Mountain.
They also now offer a full wine country concierge service to help plan
your visit. They can arrange anything from a reserved table at the

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winery to a fully stocked picnic basket and a chilled bottle of their


fragrant Viognier. Weekends will feature live music or other fun
opportunities, so please check their website for more information at
www.AndrewMurrayVineyards.com.
At the tasting bar, there are roughly five to seven different wines to
sample and a couple of very affordable tasting options. Their staff is
very friendly and wine knowledgeable, which allows for a lot of fun
conversation and a bit of wine education for the more curious
visitors. There are several new wine releases available in the tasting
room right now, including the 2013 Roasted Slope, Andrews most
sought after red blend, and their new 2013 Estate Grown Grenache.
There is also the 2013 Esprance, a red blend of Syrah, Grenache and
Mourvdre that was just released. They are also featuring a limited,
single vineyard Syrah right now, the 2013 Syrah Alisos Vineyard,
from the cooler climes of Los Alamos. If you are looking for
something like Chardonnay, but different, then you must try their
Roussanne and Grenache Blanc blend, known as the 2013 Enchant.
They are conveniently located just a few miles from downtown
Los Olivos, where they have a second tasting room if you simply do
not have the time to venture out Foxen Canyon Road. When you
visit the newly remodeled Los Olivos tasting room, be sure to check
out Andrews new range of winesE11evena nod to a classic
rock n roll movie from the 80s. This new range of wines takes
Andrew out of his Rhne comfort zone and into some fun, new
territory. The highlight is a deliciously balanced Pinot Noir from an
estate vineyard in Santa Maria. There is also a Cabernet blend, a Petit
Verdot, and a crisp white blend, simply named Unplugged. Andrew
Murray Vineyards Winery & Visitor Center is located at 5249 Foxen
Canyon Road, and is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The
Los Olivos Tasting Room is located at 2901 Grand Avenue in Los
Olivos, and is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more
information, call (805) 686-9604 or visit their website at
www.andrewmurrayvineyards.com.

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Visit our Tasting Room


located "Off Grand
Thursday-Monday 12-5:30
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Los Olivos Toretti Family Vineyard
Santa Maria is a bit of a difficult place to describe to Pinot-philes
who havent been there. Its basically a cowboy town full of ranchers
and farmers and big, manly trucks. Lots of cowboy hats, cowboy
boots and big belt buckles. Not exactly the backdrop most imagine
of when daydreaming about wine country, especially that of the
refined Pinot Noir. Nevertheless, the Santa Maria Valley produces bar
none, some of the finest Pinot Noirs that the entire state of California
has to offer. You just have to come to grips with the image of
cowboys and an open fire grill lined with sizzling beef in your fantasy.
One such cowboy figure is Bob Torres. Torres family has been in
Santa Barbara Countys Santa Maria Valley for over 100 years. A local
legend himself since he opened his first Pappys restaurant in 1957,
Bob is an old-school Santa Maria guy, with the cowboy hat, cowboy
boots and belt buckle to prove it. He loves this land.
Bob planted five acres of vines on his Santa Maria estate in 2000.
The quality of the fruit was recognized immediately, and Caymus
Chuck Wagner snatched up all he could get. In 2006 Torres bottled
under his own label Toretti Family Vineyard.
Forget the images of cowboy country when you enter their Los
Olivos tasting room. It has a relaxed cowboy atmosphere and reflects
their rich family history. Bobs daughter, Milena manages the tasting
room and will welcome you.
Visit the family at 2933 San Marcos Avenue, Suite 101. Visit their
website, Toretti.com for more about their wines.

Now open, every day from 11 am to 5 pm.


2367 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos
888-938-7310
www.byronwines.com
No appointment necessary.
Please call ahead for parties of 8 or more.

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Santa Ynez Wineries


Summertime Fun with Local, Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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authentic olive oils to their
customers. So much great
produce is available right now,
and nothing compares to pairing
fresh tomatoes or salad greens
with fresh olive oil,states
Shannon. Supermarket olive oil
doesnt even come close to the
flavor of fresh, local oil.
And when you cook with
fresh olive oil, either in salads or
a saute, the oil takes your
summer dishes to a whole new
level, Shannon says. She makes
a blender gazpacho with their
organic tomatoes, lemon
cucumbers, peppers and the
Italian blend olive oil. A splash
of vinegar brightens the flavors
and topped with some avocado,
makes a perfect summer lunch.
Shannon and John grow
several different varieties of

olives on their farm. The olive


trees on their property include
the Arbequina, a Spanish variety;
five Italian varieties; and Mission,
a Californian variety.
All of the Rancho Olivos olive
oils are grown, harvested, milled
and bottled in Santa Ynez, and
are also extra virgin, which is the
highest grade of olive oil
classification. Shannon also
makes her own blend of different
ages of Balsamic vinegar for their
proprietary blend. The vinegar
is fantastic with the Meyer lemon
olive oil, she says.
Also grown on the farm are
seasonal fruits and vegetables for
sale. Currently they have
organically grown heirloom
tomatoes, cucumbers, squash
and spicy Fresno chilis.
Rancho Olivos is open for
complimentary olive oil tastings

Monday through Thursday from


12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and
from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays through Sundays. They
are located at 2390 North
Refugio Road in Santa Ynez.
Visit their website at
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especially locally grown tomatoes
for the summer staple of caprese
salad.
Fortunately, the folks at
Rancho Olivos make it easy for
you to taste and purchase fresh
local olive oil when you visit the
Rancho Olivos farm stand, where
you can sample the oils at the
farm where the trees are grown.
Located in the Santa Ynez
countryside across from Brander
Winery (near the town of Los
Olivos), the Rancho Olivos farm
provides complimentary
sampling of their fresh artisan
olive oils, amidst their orchards.
Farm owners Shannon Casey
and John Copeland planted
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805-686-9653
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2390 N Refugio Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

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When you arrive at Corks n Crowns, youre greeted by one of
their knowledgeable and friendly team members who will explain
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Offering guests six wine club optionsincluding a brand new
Craft Beer Club for beer fansenjoy new offerings on a monthly,
bi-monthly or quarterly schedule, with additional perks and
discounts.
Stop by the coolest tasting room in the Funk Zone and see that all
the buzz is about! Corks n Crowns is located at 32 Anacapa Street in
Santa Barbara. They open daily at 11:00 a.m. For more information,
call the tasting room at (805) 845-8600 or visit their website at
www.corksandcrowns.com.

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Senior Concerns Ultimate


Dining Experience Features
the Best in Food and Wine
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, Senior Concerns Ultimate
Dining Experience, planned for Saturday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m.,
at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village, showcases some of
the regions best wineries along with the culinary creations of fine
dining restaurants and caterers from the Conejo Valley.
The evening starts with tapas and wine pairings in the garden of
the Hyatt. Featured wineries and breweries include Alma Sol Winery,
Hahn Family Wines, Heineken, Magnavino Cellars, Opolo Vineyards,
San Vincente Cellars, Sunland Vintage Winery and Ventura
Limoncello. Featured restaurants and caterers include Aroha
Restaurant, Hyatt Westlake Plaza, Mastros Steakhouse, Mays Kitchen,
The Grill on the Alley, Westlake Culinary Institute, Geppinos Italian
Kitchen and the Westlake Village Inn.
At the same time, guests can visit the silent auction featuring a vast
selection of highly sought after wines from the Central Coast, tastings
at local wineries, restaurant certificates and other unique items.
Highlighting the event is a live auction with items such as an
AmaWaterways Wine Cruise for two, a stay at The Inn at Opolo
including wine tasting and tour, a concert experience enjoyed from a
private skybox for ten at the Staples Center (including your own
private limo), and a private Chefs Dinner for ten at the Hyatt
Westlake Plaza. The event will also include a three-course sit down
dinner, as well as music and dancing to the sounds of the Blue Breeze
Band, one of the nations leading Motown tribute bands.
Proceeds from the Ultimate Dining Experience will help support
Senior Concerns programs and services, including an Adult Day
Program for seniors with cognitive or physical impairments, Meals
On Wheels in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park, and a Caregiver
Support Center that provides invaluable services, information and
emotional support for family caregivers.
Tickets are $210 per person or $395 per couple and must be
purchased in advance. For reservations, please visit the website at
www.seniorconcerns.org or call (805) 497-0189. For sponsorship
information or to donate an auction item, please call (805) 497-0189.
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Alma Sol Winery (818) 231-2749


1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, #108, Thousand Oaks
Fri 6-9pm, Sat 1-6pm, Sun 2-5pm

Four Brix Winery (805) 256-6006


2290 Eastman Ave, #109, Ventura
Fri 4-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm

Herzog Wine Cellars (805) 983-1560


3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard
Sun-Thu 10:30am-9pm, Fri 10:30am-4pm

Magnavino Cellars (805) 983-2500


961 North Rice Ave, #5, Oxnard
Most Fridays 5-8pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm

Plan B Wine Cellars (805) 233-1453


3520 Arundell Circle, #107, Ventura
Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Fridays by Appt

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San Vicente Cellars (805) 379-3554


741 Lakefield Road, Suite A, Westlake Village
Fri 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-6pm
Sunland Vintage Winery (805) 379-2250
1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, #108, Thousand Oaks
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Cantara Cellars (805) 484-9600


126 North Wood Road, #104, Camarillo
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Panaro Brothers Winery (805) 654-1577


4517 Market St, #7, Ventura
Fri 3-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm

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31111 Via Colinas, Westlake Village
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No need to travel hours by train or plane to escape to wine country; residents of Southern
California can get in the car and drive (often less than an hour) to Ventura County which more
than 10 wineries call home. Grapes are grown locally in Camarillo, Malibu and Oxnard in
addition to being brought in from top wine growing regions all over California. The winery
personnel are exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Take a day off to enjoy the cool ocean
breezes and valley warmth with the wines produced in your backyard.

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Ventura has long been known as a surfing destination, but change


is in that cool sea air. Whether you are headed north to more typical
wine destinations or south on the trip back to Los Angeles, you owe
it to yourself to take a break and find a new wine country destination.
Plan B Wine Cellars, located in mid-town Ventura, is one of those
places that makes you feel like you want to stay. The tasting room is
no room, but a space carved out of the barrel room itself. Seated next
to racks of barrels filled with aging wine, its easy to get comfortable
while enjoying a tasting flight, a glass, or a bottle with friends and
family. Using grapes grown from Santa Barbara County to Paso
Robles, the wine is produced right where you taste.
With a reputation for high quality red wines, those in the know
are also spreading the word about the signature monthly event
known as Second Sunday Supper. Join them on Sunday, August 9
with Donna Green and the Roadhouse Daddies, Baby Badass Burgers
food truck and Desserts to Die For.
Owners/Winemakers Marlow and Janis Barger started Plan B Wine
Cellars as an alternative to retirement, knowing they would rather
take a risk than regret not taking a chance. Years of research (wine
tasting) has given them the knack for creating the space and
experience that pairs with great wine to create something memorable.
As Marlow often says, there is a lot of good wine out there, the only
way to truly differentiate our brand from the masses is to provide
something more than just great wine, and we truly strive to provide a
complete experience. With their unique environment, a growing
portfolio of well-crafted wine, and their growler program, it looks like
Plan B Wine Cellars has found a winning combination.
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2290 Eastman Avenue, #109, Ventura
Friday 4-8pm, SaturdaySunday 12-5pm
(805) 256-6006 | www.fourbrixwine.com
Four Brix Winery is an urban winery located in the heart of
Ventura, specializing in internationally-inspired wine blends. They
produce wines based upon their favorite grape growing regions:
Italy, France, Spain and California. The word brix is a term for
measurement of sugar in grapes; therefore, Four Brix equal four sweet spots for great wine! With a total
production around 2,500 cases, these wines are very limited and in high demand.
PANARO BROTHERS WINERY
4517 Market Street, #7, Ventura
Friday 3-7pm, SaturdaySunday 11am-7pm
(805) 654-1577 | www.panarobros.com
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Americans, the family pays homage to their heritage; Vito Panaro tends
to the vineyard and is the winemaker, while his brother David manages
the business. Their handcrafted single varietals truly showcase the beauty of California wine made in a
traditional Italian style.
PLAN B WINE CELLARS
3520 Arundell Circle, #107, Ventura
SaturdaySunday 12-5pm
Fridays Private Group Tastings & Events
(805) 233-1453 | www.planbwinecellars.com
This working winery offers an "alternative experience"
to the traditional tasting room. From our growler program to our popular toast the train tradition, find
out for yourself what life is like on the "B List". We have a Plan B story. What's yours?

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961 North Rice Avenue, #5, Oxnard
Most Fridays 5-8pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 12-6pm
(805) 983-2500 | www.magnavinocellars.com
Savor the Wine, Treasure the Experience. Escape to Magnavino
Cellars for the warmth of Tuscany and their award-winning
wines of California. Let the highly trained staff of Magnavino Cellars guide you through the tasting of
their wines, tour the facility, and make your time at Magnavino Cellars a memorable one.

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126 North Wood Road, #104, Camarillo
ThursdaySunday 11am-6pm
(805) 484-9600 | www.cantaracellars.com
Cantara Cellars is a local winery and tasting room producing a wide
selection of award-winning red and white wines. Located in the in the heart of Ventura County, theyre
just a short drive from wherever you are. Cantara Cellars specializes in wines made from grapes grown in
the Lodi Appellation in Northern California. Each wine they make expresses both their passion for
making fine wines and their enjoyment of the distinctive flavors found in Lodi grapes. Their wine lounge
features wine flights, wine by the glass, cheese plates and other small bites. Visit for tastings and tours,
or call to schedule a private event or tasting by appointment. Taste their wines, meet the winemaker and
have a special day of wine tasting.

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HERZOG WINE CELLARS


3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard
SundayThursday 10:30am-9pm, Friday 10:30am-4pm
(805) 983-1560 | www.herzogwinecellars.com
Discover nationally awarded local wines, a luxurious tasting
bar, private tasting rooms and a gift boutique. Treat yourself
to 5-star dining within the winery at Tierra Sur, Ventura
Countys highest rated restaurant.

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ALMA SOL WINERY


1321 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, #108, Thousand Oaks
Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 1-6pm, Sunday 2-5pm
(818) 231-2749 | www.almasolwinery.com
Alma Sol is a family-owned and operated,
micro-boutique winery, sourcing premium fruit from top
vineyard sites in California, with a special interest and focus on
the beautiful Paso Robles appellation. From the very beginning,
the mission has been to craft exceptional Bordeaux wines, both single varietals and special blends
though they will occasionally be inspired to produce limited releases of non-Bordeaux varietals as well.
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SUNLAND VINTAGE WINERY


1321 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, #108, Thousand Oaks
ThursdayFriday 6-9pm, Saturday 1-6pm, Sunday 1-5pm
(805) 379-2250 | www.sunlandvintagewinery.com
Our tasting room is designed to give you a unique wine tasting
experience, where we encourage interactive participation and you
become part of the tradition. Giovinazzo Wines a taste of old Italy right in your own backyard.
And SVI Brand premium wines for the discriminating wine palate.

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31111 Via Colinas, Westlake Village
Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 1-11pm, Sunday 1-5pm
(818) 991-9463, www.aldabellawinery.com
We are a full-service winery with custom crush operations, including climate-controlled wine storage for
your personal collection that offers 24/7 access. Our elegant, Tuscan themed wine lounge offers friendly
and attentive service and is an impressive venue for a special private event. Featuring local grapes from
Malibu, Ventura and Santa Barbara, taste through our wine varietals or relax and enjoy a glass or a
bottle of wine with friends. Live music every Saturday evening, plus live Jazz on first and third Fridays.

SAN VICENTE CELLARS


741 Lakefield Road, Suite A, Westlake Village
(805) 379-3554 | www.sanvicentecellars.com
Friday 5-9pm, SaturdaySunday 12-6pm
San Vicente Cellars is a small, family-owned, artisanal winery
dedicated to producing the highest quality wines. All of their grapes
are sourced from vineyards that are known for meticulous
hand-farming techniques and the use of sustainable agriculture.
These vineyards are located in the cooler climates of Santa Ynez and Los Alamos Valleys in Santa Barbara
County and the west side of Paso Robles, on the Central Coast of California.

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WINERY LISTINGS << Wine Country This Week


paso robles area wineries
Adelaida Cellars 5805 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-8980
Alta Colina 2725 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-4191
AmByth Estate 510 Sequoia Lane, Templeton; 805-305-9497
Ancient Peaks Winery 22720 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita; 805-365-7045
Anglim 740 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-227-6813
AronHill Vineyards 3745 W. Hwy 46, Templeton; 805-434-3066
Arroyo Robles 1317 Park Street, Paso Robles; 877-759-WINE
Asuncion Ridge 725 12th Street, Paso Robles; 805-237-3780
August Ridge 8790 E. Highway 41, Creston; 805-239-2455
B & E Vineyards 6950 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-286-5835
Barr Estate Winery 6950 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-286-5835
Barrel 27 Wine Co 3525 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1245
Bassetti Vineyards 1191 North Green Valley Road, Cambria; 805-927-1925
Bella Luna 1850 Templeton Road, Templeton; 805-434-5477
Bianchi Winery 3380 Branch Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9922
Black Hand Cellars 766 Main Street, Suite B, Cambria; 805-927-9463
Bodegas Paso Robles 729 13th Street, Paso Robles; 805-237-3780
Bon Niche Cellars 2627 Golden Eagle Way, San Miguel; 805-286-7798
Booker Vineyard 2640 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-7367

Open daily 10-5


Thu-Sun 11-5
Open by appointment only
Thu-Mon 11-5:30
Thu-Mon 11-6 or by Appt
Open daily 11-5
Open daily 11-7
Open daily 12:30-6, Fri-Sat until 8
Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-5 or by Appt
Fri-Sun 11-5 or by Appt
Open daily 11-5
Open by appointment only
Fri-Mon 10-5
Open daily 10-5
Open daily 11-5
Open daily 12:30-6, Fri-Sat until 8
Open by appointment only
Thu-Sun 11-5

BRECON ESTATE 7450 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-239-2200

Brian Benson Cellars 2985 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-296-9463


Brochelle Vineyards 2323 Tuley Court #130, Paso Robles; 805-237-4410 Ext, 1
Brochelle Vineyards 6996 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-4410 Ext. 2
Broken Earth 5625 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-239-2562
Burbank Ranch 1240 Park Street, Paso Robles; 805-227-4538

Open daily 11-5


Fri-Sun 10:30-5
Fri-Sun 11-5
Open daily 11-5
Open daily 10-5
Tue-Fri 12-8, Sat 12-9, Sun & Mon 12-5

CALCAREOUS VINEYARD 3430 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-0289

Open daily 11-5

General Tasting $10 VIP Wine Tasting & Tour $35 Food & Wine Pairing

Caliza Winery 2570 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1480


Caparone Winery 2280 San Marcos Road, Paso Robles; 805-467-3827
Carina Cellars 3525 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-252-0860
Carmody McKnight Estate Wines 11240 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-9392
Cass Vineyards 7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-1730

CASTORO CELLARS 1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton; 805-238-0725

Thu-Sun 11-4:30 or by Appt


Open daily 11-5, Closed Wed
Fri-Mon 11-5
Open daily 10-5
Open daily 11-5

Open daily 10-5:30

General Tasting $5 Disc Golf Course $5

Cayucos Cellars 131 N Ocean Avenue, Cayucos; 805-995-3036


Cellar 360 7000 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-226-7133
Cerro Prieto 3432 Los Tablas Willow Creek Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8448
Changala Winery 3770 Willow Creek Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9060
Chateau Lettau 840 13th Street, Suite G, Paso Robles; 805-238-6800
Chateau Margene 4385 La Panza Road, Creston; 805-238-2321
Chateau Margene 845 Embarcadero, Unit G, Morro Bay; 805-225-1235
Chronic Cellars 2020 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-7848
Cinquain Cellars 6404 Independence Ranch Place, San Miguel; 805-400-5978

CLAUTIERE VINEYARD 1340 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-3789


Clavo Cellars 315 South Main Strett, Templeton; 805-226-0174
Clayhouse Wines 849 13th Street, Paso Robles; 805-238-7055
Clos Solene Wines 3050 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-296-0478
Croad Vineyards 3550 Vinedo Robles Lane, Paso Robles; 805-226-9899
Cypher Winery 3750 Hwy 46 West, Templeton; 805-237-0055
DAnbino Cellars 710 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-227-6800
Daou Vineyards 2777 Hidden Mountain Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-5460

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Open daily 11-5:30, Closed Tue


Fri-Sun 10-5 or by Appt
Open by appointment only
Fri-Mon 11-5
Thu-Mon 1-7,Fri-Sat 1-8
Fri-Mon 11-5
Open daily 12-7
Open daily 11:30-5:30
Open by appointment only

Thu-Mon 11-5
Open daily 12-5
Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 12-7
Open by appointment only
Thu-Mon 11-5
Open daily 11-6
Thu-Mon 11-6
Open daily 11-5

Dark Star Cellars 2985 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-2389


Denner Vineyards & Winery 5414 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-239-4287
Derby Wine Estates 525 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles; 805-238-6300
Doce Robles 2023 Twelve Oaks Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-4766
Domaine Degher 8650 Centra Road, Paso Robles; 805-296-2562

Fri-Sun 10:30-5
Open by appointment only
Open daily 11-6
Open daily 10-5:30
Open by appointment only

DONATI FAMILY VINEYARD 2720 Oak View Road, Templeton; 805-238-0676

Open daily 10-5

Complimentary Tasting + 10% off purchases for SLO County residents on Sundays

Donatoni Winery 3225 Township Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-0620


Dover Canyon Winery 4520 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-0101
Dubost Winery 9988 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8463
Dunning Vineyards Estate 1953 Niderer Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-4763
Tooth and Nail Winery 3090 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-369-6100

EBERLE WINERY 3810 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-238-9607

Sat-Sun 12-5 or by Appt


Thu-Sun 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-5
Thu-Mon 11-5
Wed-Mon 11-6

Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-6

Complimentary Tasting and Cave Tours Gourmet Picnic Lunch VIP Tour, Tasting & Cheese Plate $35

cluse Wines 1520 Kiler Canyon Road; Paso Robles; 805-238-4998


Enfold Wines 855 Windwood Road, Paso Robles; 805 239-2856

Fri-Sun 11-4
Open by appointment only

EOS 2300 Airport Road, Paso Robles; 805-591-8050

Open daily 10-5

General Tasting $10 Private Tasting $15 Private Seated Tasting & Lunch $35
Private Seated Tasting & Buffet Style Lunch $45

Epoch Estate Wines 7505 York Mountain Road, Templeton; 805-237-7575


FS Cellars 1337 Vendels Circle, Paso Robles; 805-226-8989
Falcon Nest Winery 5185 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-0227
First Crush Winemaking 2975 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-434-2772
Four Lanterns Winery 2485 West Hwy 46, Paso Robles; 949-300-5437
Four Sisters Ranch 6961 Estrella Road, San Miguel; 805-526-9242
Fratelli Perata 1595 Arbor Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-2809
Frolicking Frog 739 12th Street, Paso Robles; 805-466-0779
Frolicking Frog 14490 San Miguel Road, Atascadero; 805-466-0779
Gelfand Vineyards 5530 Dresser Ranch Place; Paso Robles; 805-239-5808
Glunz Family 8331 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-238-1400
Graveyard Vineyards 6990 Estrella Road, San Miguel; 805 467-2043
GreMark Vineyards 5325 Rancho La Loma Linda, Paso Robles; 805-237-0154
Grey Wolf Cellars 2174 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805-237-0771
Grizzly Republic Wines 840 13th Street, Paso Robles; 678-372-7288
Halter Ranch Vineyard 8910 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9455

Open daily 11-4


Thu-Sun 11-6
Open daily 10-7:30
Thu-Sat 11-5
Thu-Mon 11-5, Tue-Wed by Appt
Open by appointment only
Open by appointment only
Thu-Sat 12-5
Open by appointment only
Open by appointment only
Open daily 10-6
Thu-Mon 11-5
Open by appointment only
Open daily 11-5:30
Open daily 12:30-6, Fri-Sun until 7

HAMMERSKY VINEYARDS 7725 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-239-0930


Hansen Vineyard 5575 El Pomar Drive, Templeton; 805-239-8412
Harmony Cellars 3255 Harmony Valley Road, Harmony; 805-927-1625
Hearst Ranch 442 SLO San Simeon Road, San Simeon; 805-927-4100

Open daily 11-5

Thu-Sun 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-5
Sumer 10-5:30, Winter 10-5

HEARTHSTONE VINEYARD 5070 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-2544

Open daily 11-5

Thu-Mon 11-5

General Tasting $10

Herman Story Wines 1227 Paso Robles Strett, Paso Robles; 805-237-2400
Hidden Oak 4671 South El Pomar, Templeton; 805-237-9315
Hope Family Wines 1585 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-4112
Hug Cellars 2323 Tuley Road, Paso Robles; 805-226- 8022

HUNT CELLARS 2875 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1600


J&J Cellars 2850 Ranchita Canyon, San Miguel; 805-467-2891
J Dusi Wines 1401 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805 226-2034

Fri-Sun 11-5
Fri-Sat 10-4
Thu-Mon 11-5

Open daily 10:30-5


Fri-Sun 11-5

J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES 6169 Airport Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-8900
Jack Creek Cellars 5265 Jack Creek Road, Templeton; 805-226-8283
Jada Winery 5620 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-226-4200
Justin Winery 11680 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-6932

Thu-Sun 11-4 or by Appt

Open daily 11-5

Open daily 10-5


Thu-Mon by Appt only
Open daily 11-5
Open daily 10-5

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Wine Country This Week >> WINERY LISTINGS


Kaleidos 3770 Willow Creek, Paso Robles; 805-226-0828
Kenneth Volk 2485 Hwy 46W, Paso Robles; 805-237-7896
Kiamie Wine Cellars 9750 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8333
Kukkula 9515 Chimney Rock Road, Templeton; 805 227-0111
LAventure Winery 2815 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-1588
Lago Giuseppe 8345 Green Valley Road, 46W, Templeton; 805-237-7300
Laraneta Vineyards 2602 Templeton Road, Templeton; 805-434-5090
Law Estate Wines 3885 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9200
LDT Cellars 831 13 th Street, Paso Robles; 805-712-8883
Le Cuvier 3333 Vine Hill Lane, Paso Robles; 800-549-4764

Fri-Sun 11-5
Open daily 10:30-5
Open daily 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-5
Thu-Sun 11-4 or by Appt
Open by appointment only
Open by appointment only
Open daily 10-4 by Appt only
Mon, Wed, Thu 11:30-6, Fri-Sun 11-8
Open daily 11-5

LE VIGNE WINERY 5115 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-4000

Sun-Thu 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6

Linne Calodo 3030 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-0797


Locatelli 8585 Cross Canyons Road, San Miguel; 805-467-0067
Loma Linda Vineyards 5155 Rancho La Loma Linda Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-7172
Lone Madrone 5800 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-0845
LXV Wine Lounge 1306-B Pine Street, Paso Robles; 530-763-3821
McPrice 3525 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1245
Maloy ONeill 5725 Union Road, Paso Roble; 805-238-6430

Open by appointment only


Fri-Sun 1l-4
Open by appointment only
Open daily 10:30-5
Thu-Sun 1-7
Open daily 11-5

MICHAEL GILL CELLARS 4125 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-1668

Open daily 10-5

Fri-Sun 11-5

Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-5:30

OPOLO VINEYARDS 7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-9593

Thu-Mon 11-5
Thu-Sun 12-5 or by Appt
Open daily 11-6
Open daily 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-5
Open daily 10-5

Open daily 10-5

General Tasting $10 Food & Wine Pairing

Oso Libre Winery 7383 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-3378


Parrish Family 1220 Park Street, Paso Robles; 805-286-4028
Paso Port Wine Co. 5940 Union Road (in Steinbeck Vnyd), Paso Robles; 805-239-2229
Paso Robles Wine Club 800 Pine St, Suite 101, Paso Robles; 866-238-6400
Paso Underground 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-237-0799

PEACHY CANYON WINERY 1480 North Bethel Road, Templeton; 805-239-1918

Wed-Mon 11-5
Thu-Mon 1-6:30, Fri-Sat 1-7:30
Thu-Mon 11-5
Open daily 10-6
Fri-Sat 1-7, Sun 1-5, or by Appt

Open daily 10-5:30

General Tasting $10

Pear Valley 4900 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-2861

PELLETIERE ESTATE 3280 Township Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-9432


Penman Springs 1985 Penman Springs Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-7959
Per Cazo Cellars 5325 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805 227-4949
Pianetta 829 13th Street, Paso Robles; 805-226-4005
Pipestone 2040 Niderer Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-6385
Pithy Little Wine Co. 1244 Pine Street, Suite B, Paso Robles; 805-546-1059
Poalillo Vineyards 7970 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-0621
Pomar Junction 5036 South El Pomar Drive, Templeton; 805-238-9940
Pozo Valley 2200 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita; 805-438-3375
Proulx 5424 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-226-2800
Rabbit Ridge 1172 San Marcos Road, Paso Robles; 805-467-3331
Ranchita Canyon Vineyard 3439 Ranchita Canyon Road, San Miguel; 805 467-9448
Rangeland Wines 10425 Klau Mine Road, Paso Robles; 805-674-9232
Rendarrio Vineyards 2323 Tuley Court, Suite 110, Paso Robles; 805-610-7659

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Open daily 11-5

Rio Seco 4295 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-8884

Open daily 11-5

RIVERSTAR VINEYARDS 7450 Estrella Road, San Miguel; 805-467-0086

Thu-Mon 11-5

Complimentary Tasting

RN Estate Winery 7986 North River Road, Paso Robles; 805-610-9802


Robert Hall Winery 3443 Mill Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-1616
Rockin R Wine 8500 Union Road, Suite C, Paso Robles; 805-835-8529
Rocky Creek Cellars 8687 Apple Road, Templeton; 805-238-1919

Open by aappoitnment only


Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-6
Fri-Sun 11-5
Open daily 11-5

ROTTA WINERY 250 Winery Road, Templeton; 805-237-0510

Open daily 10:30-5:30

General Tasting $10

Reserve Tasting $7 Cheese or Chocolate Flight $12


Private VIP Tour with Barrel Tasting & Cheese Pairing $20

Midnight Cellars 2925 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-890


Minassian-Young 4045 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-7571
Mitchella Vineyard 2525 Mitchella Ranch Way, Paso Robles; 805-239-8555
Mondo Cellars 3260 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles; 805-226-2925
Moonstone Cellars 801 Main Street, Suite, Cambria; 805-927-9466
Nadeau Family Vintners 3860 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-3574
Niner Wine Estates 2400 Highway 46 West, Paso Robles;805-239-2233

RED SOLES 3230 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9898

Open daily 11-5

Thu-Mon 11-5, Tue-Wed by Appt


Thu-Sun 11-5
Open by appointment only
Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 11-7
Thu-Mon 11-5
Mon-Fri 12-6, Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5
Open daily 11-5
Open daily 11-5
Fri-Sun 12-5
Thu-Mon 11-5
Thu-Sun 11-5
Fri-Mon 11-5
Open by appointment only
Fri-Sun 11-5

ROXO PORT CELLARS 6996 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-1600
SAN ANTONIO WINERY 2610 Buena Vista, Paso Robles; 805-226-2600

Open daily 11-5


Open daily 10-6

Complimentary Tasting of 3 Wines Artisan Series Tasting $15

San Marcos Creek 7750 North Hwy 101, Paso Robles; 805-467-9260
Sarzotti Winery 180 Bella Ranch Road, Templeton; 805-226-2022
Sculpterra Winery 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8881
Sextant Wines 2324 Hwy 46W, Paso Robles; 805-542-0133
Shadow Run Vineyard 2720 La Panza Road, Creston; 805-227-0554
Shale Oak Winery 3235 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-4800
Sharps Hill 835 12th Street (Poured at Vinoteca), Paso Robles; 805-227-7154
Stacked Stone Cellars 1525 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-7872
Stanger Vineyards 7970 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-0621
Stanger Vineyards 5225 Hwy 41 (at Creston Road), Creston; 805-238-4777
Starr-Ranch Winery 9320 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805 227-0144
Steinbeck 5940 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-1854
Still Waters Vineyards 2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles; 805-237-9231
Summerwood Winery 2175 Arbor Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-1365
Tablas Creek 9339 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1231

TACKITT FAMILY 6640 Von Dollen Road, San Miguel; 805 467-9490
Terry Hoage 870 Arbor Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-2083
Thacher Winery 8355 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-0087
Tobin James Cellars 8950 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-2204
Tolo Cellars 9750 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-2282
Treana Winery 1585 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-4112
Turley Wine Cellars 2900 Vineyard Drive, Templeton; 805-434-1030
Twilight Cellars 110 Orchard Hill Road, San Juan Bautista; 805-238-7143

VENTEUX VINEYARDS 1795 Las Tablas Road, Templeton; 805-369-0127

Open daily 11-5


Thu-Sun 11-5 or by Appt
Open daily 10-5
Open daily 10-5
Fri-Sun 10:30-5
Open daily 10-5
Mon-Thu 4-9, Fri-Sat 4-11
Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5
Open daily 11-5
Sat-Sun 11-5
Open by appointment only
Thu-Mon 11-5
Thu-Mon 11-5
Open daily 10-5, Sat-Sun until 6
Open daily 10-5

Fri-Sun 12-5
Thu-Mon 11-4
Thu-Mon 11-5 or by Appt
Open daily 10-6
Thu-Mon 11-5 or by Appt
Fri-Sat 10-4
Open daily 9-5
Thu-Sun 11-5

Open daily 10-5

General Tasting $10 VIP Tasting $25 (Monday - Friday)

Via Vega Vineyard & Winery 2378 Adobe Road, Paso Robles; 805-423-2190
Victor Hugo Winery 2850 El Pomar Drive, Templeton; 805-434-1128
Villicana Winery 2725 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-9456
Villa Creek Cellars 5995 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-7145
Villa San-Juliette 6385 Cross Canyon Road, San Miguel; 805-550-0522

VINA ROBLES 3700 Mill Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-4812

Fri-Sat 11-4, Sun 11-2, or by Appt


Open by appointment only
Thu-Sun 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-5 or by Appt
Open daily 11-5

Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-6

Estate Tasting $7 Reserve Tasting $10 Private Wine & Chocolate Experience $20
Private Wine & Cheese Experience $20 Gourmet Lunch Tasting $35 Charcuterie Plate $30

Vines on the Marycrest 5050 Mustard Creek Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-0378
Vista Del Rey 7340 Drake Road, Paso Robles; 805-467-2138
Westberg Cellars 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-238-9321
Whalebone Vineyard 8325 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles 805-239-9020
Wild Coyote Winery 3775 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-610-1311

Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 10-4


Open most Sundays 11-5 or by Appt
Fri-Sun 12-3
Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5:30
Open daily 11-5

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WILD HORSE WINERY 1437 Wild Horse Winery Court, Templeton; 805-434-2541

Open daily 11-5

General Tasting $5 A Grape to Glass Experience $15

Windward Vineyard 1380 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-2565


Zenaida Cellars 1550 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805-227-0382
ZinAlley 3730 Hwy 46 West, Templeton; 805-238-0959

Open daily 10:30-5


Open daily 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-5

ALAPAY CELLARS 415 First Street, Avila Beach; 805-595-2632

Open daily 10:30-6

General Tasting $10

Autry Cellars 5450 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-546-8669

Open daily 11-5

BAILEYANA WINERY 5828 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-269-8200

Open daily 10-5

BARNWOOD WINE 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande; 888-809-VINE

Open daily 11-5

BIDDLE RANCH VINEYARD 6985 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-543-2399

Thu-Sun 11-5

BISHOPS PEAK 3031 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande; 805-489-0446

Open daily 10:30-4:30

Center of Effort Wine 2199 Corbett Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande; 805-782-9463
Cerro Caliente 831 A Via Esteban, San Luis Obispo; 805-544-2842

Open by appointment only


Fri-Sun 11-5

CHAMISAL VINEYARDS 7525 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-541-9463

Open daily 10-5

Classic Tasting Flight $15 Estate Tasting Flight $25


Open daily 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-5
Fri 4-10, Sat 1-10, Sun 12-7
Open daily 10-5
Sat-Sun 12-4
Open daily 11-5:30
Thu-Mon 11-5

LAETITIA VINEYARDS 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande; 805-481-1772

Open daily 11-5

Luis Wine Bar 1021 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo; 805-762-4747
Mon-Thu 3-11, Fri 3-Midnight, Sat 12-Midnight, Sun 12-11
Monterey Street Wine Co. 1255 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo; 805-541-1255
Tue-Wed 1:30-7, Thu-Sat 1:30-9
Morovino 76 Landing Passage, Avila Beach; 805-627-1443
Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-6

SINOR-LAVALLEE WINES 550 1st Street, Avila Beach; 805-459-9595

Open daily 11-5


Mon, Thu, Sat 12-6, Fri 12-8, Sun 11-4
Sun-Thu 12-5 , Fri 12-9, Sat 12-7
Open by appointment only
Open daily 12-5
Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8
Open daily 10-5
Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10-5

STEPHEN ROSS WINE CELLARS 178 Suburban Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-594-1318
TALLEY VINEYARDS 3031 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande; 805-489-0446

Fri-Sun 12-6
Thu-Sun 11-5

Open daily 10:30-4:30

Core Tasting Flight $10 Distinctive Menu Tasting Flight $18 Private Hosted Group Tasting of 7+ $15

TANGENT WINERY 5828 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-269-8200


Taste of the Valleys 911 Price Street, Pismo Beach; 805-773-8466
Tolosa Winery 4910 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-782-0500
Wolff Vineyards 6238 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-781-0448
William James 911 Price Street (at Taste of the Valleys), Pismo Beach; 805-773-8466

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Open daily 10:30-5:30

Rhne Zone Flight $15 Grape to Glass Tour $18 (w/Chocolate Pairing add $8, w/Cheese Plate add $15)
Private Hosted Group Tasting of 8+ $15

Ca Del GreVino 400 East Clark Avenue, Orcutt; 805 937-6400

Tue-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-7

Core Wine 145 South Gray Street, Suite 103, Orcutt; 805-937-1600

Mon & Wed-Sun 12-6

Open daily 10-5

COSTA DE ORO 1331 South Nicholson Avenue, Santa Maria; 805-937-1468

Daily 11-6, Fri until 8

General Tasting $10 VIP Tasting $25 (Monday-Friday) Wine on Tap $7/Glass Friday Night Wine Down $12

Cottonwood Canyon 3940 Dominion Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-8463


Demetria 6701 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-686-2345
Fess Parker 6200 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-1545

Mon-Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5


Open by appointment only
Open daily 10-5

FIRESTONE VINEYARDS 5000 Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-3940

Open daily 11-5

Featured Wine Flight $10 Reserve Wine Flight $15 Private Tasting Groups of 10+ $15 (w/Tour add $5)
Tours depart daily at 11:15am, 1:15pm & 3:15pm

General Tasting $10

NADIA WINE 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande; 805-481-1772


Peloton Cellars 470 Front Street,Avilia Beach; 805-627-1080
Phantom Rivers 211 East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande; 805-481-WINE
Piedra Creek Winery 6425 Mira Cielo Drive, San Luis Obispo; 805-541-1281
Pismo Beach Winery 271-B Five Cities Drive, Pismo Beach; 805-773-9463
Sans Liege Wines 870 Price Street, Pismo Beach; 805-773-2770
Saucelito Canyon 3080 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-543-2111
Sextant Wines 1653 Old Price Cnyn Road, San Luis Obispo; 866-833-WINE

ANDREW MURRAY 5249 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-696-9604

CAMBRIA ESTATE WINERY 5475 Chardonnay Lane, Santa Maria; 805-938-8091

san luis obispo wineries

Claiborne & Churchill 2649 Carpenter Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-544-4066
Clesi Wines 1850 Calle Joaquin Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-286-5073
Cuvee Champagne Bar 550 1st Street, Avila Beach; 805-727-4144
Edna Valley Vineyard 2585 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-544-5855
Filipponi Ranch Cellars 1800 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo; 805-903-3567
Kelsey See Canyon 1947 See Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-595-9700
Kynsi Winery 2212 Corbett Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande;805-544-8461

santa maria/foxen canyon wineries

Open daily 10-5


Sun-Thu 12-9, Fri-Sat 12-10
Open daily 11-5
Open daily 11-5
Sun-Thu 12-9, Fri-Sat 12-10

Foxen Vineyard 7200 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-4251


Kenneth Volk Vineyards 5230 Tepusquet Road, Santa Maria; 805-938-7896
Koehler 5360 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-693-8384
La Fentre 2705 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Maria; 310-977-5615
Presquile Wine 5391 Presquile Drive, Santa Maria; 805-937-8110
Rancho Sisquoc 6600 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-934-4332
Riverbench Vineyards 6020 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-8340
Sagebrush Annies 4211 Hwy 33; Maricopa; 661-766-2319
Sierra Madre Vineyard 2570 Prell Road, Santa Maria; 805-922-3100
Tantara Vineyard 4747 Ontiveros Lane, Santa Maria; 805-938-5051
Tres Hermanas Winery 9660 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-8451
Wine Country 130 North Broadway Street, Suite A; Orcutt; 805-688-9339

Open daily 11-4


Open daily 10:30-4:30
Open daily 10-5
Open by appointment only
Fri 11-6, Sat-Thu 11-5
Mon-Thu 10-4, Fri-Sun 10-5
Open daily 10-4
Sat-Sun 11:30-5
Open by appointment only
Open by appointment only
Open daily 10-5
Thu-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6

ZACA MESA WINERY 6905 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-9339

Open daily 10-4

General Tasting $10

los alamos wineries


BEDFORD WINERY 448 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-344-2107

Open daily 11-5

General Tasting $10

BELL STREET FARM 406 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-344-4609


Casa Dumetz Wines 388 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-344-1900

FREQUENCY WINES 488 Bell Street, Suite B, Los Alamos; 805-344-1222

Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun-Mon 11-5


Thu 12-7, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-6

MARTIAN RANCH & VINEYARD 9110 Alisos Canyon Road, Los Alamos; 805-344-1804

Fri-Sun 12-6
Wed-Sun 11-5

los olivos wineries


Alexander & Wayne 2922 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-9665
Alta Maria Vineyards 2933 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-686-1144

Open daily 11-6

ANDREW MURRAY 2901 Grand Avenue, Suite A (Tasting Room), Los Olivos; 805-693-9644

Open daily 11-5

Open daily 11-5

General Tasting $12 Wine & Chocolate Flight $20

Arthur Earl 2922 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-693-1771


Artiste 2948-E Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-686-2626
Beckmen Vineyards 2670 Ontiveros Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-8664
Bernat 2879 Grand Avenue (at Los Olivos Caf), Los Olivos; 805-794-5217
Bin 2860 2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-693-8537
Blair Fox Cellars 2902 San Marcos Avenue, Suite B, Los Olivos; 805-691-1678
Brander Vineyard 2401 Refugio Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-2455

Open daily 11-6


Open daily 11-5:30
Open daily 11-5
Open daily 11:30-8
Sun-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-8
Fri-Sun 12-5 or by Appt
Winter daily 11-4, Summer daily 10-5

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Brophy Clark Cellars 2905 Grand Avenue (at Los Olivos Tasting Room), Los Olivos; 805-929-4830

Open daily 11-5

BYRON 2367 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-938-7365

Open daily 11-5


Open daily 11-5

Hitching Post Wines 406 East Hwy 246 (at Hitching Post Restaurant), Buellton; 805-688-0676
Huber Cellars 4892 Hapgood Road, Lompoc;805-736-3854

Open daily 11-5

CINQUE STELLE 2982 Grand Ave, Los Olivos; 805-686-4101

Thu-Mon 11-5

Consilience 2923 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-691-1020

Open daily 11-5

Sun-Fri 11-5, Sat 10-5

Daniel Gehrs Winery 2939 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 800-275-8138


Dreamcote Wine Co. 2933 San Marcos Avenue, #107, Los Olivos; 805-691-1200

Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-6


Fri-Mon 11-5

DRAGONETTE 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-693-0077

Thu-Mon 11-5

Epiphany Cellars 2974 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 866-354-9463


Open daily 11-5:30
Evans Ranch 2901 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-0558
Open daily 10-5
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company 2466 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Suite C; Los Olivos; 805-694-2252
Open daily 11-9

J LUDLOW VINEYARD 2890 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-8989

Open daily 11-5

Kaena Wine 2890 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-451-6037


Lane Tanner Wines 2905 Grand Ave (at Los Olivos Tasting Room), Los Olivos; 805-688-7406

Open daily 11-5

LARNER VINEYARD & WINERY 2900 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-8148
Longoria Wines 2935 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 866-759-4637

LOS OLIVOS TASTING ROOM 2905 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-7406

Open daily 11-5

Open daily 11-5


Open daily 11-4:30

Open daily 11-5

General Tasting $10

QUP WINES 2963 Grand Avenue, Suite B, Los Olivos; 805-686-4200

Open daily 11-5

Classic Tasting $10 Reserve Tasting $20

Refugio Ranch Vineyards 2990 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-5400


Saarloos & Sons 2971 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-1200
Samsara 2466 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-331-2292
Semler Malibu Family 2363 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-8105
Stolpman Vineyards 2434 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-0400
Tensley/Lea Wines 2900 Grand Avenue, Suite B, Los Olivos; 805-688-6761
Tercero Wines 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Suite 104, Los Olivos; 805-245-9584
Tessa Marie/ E&T Wines 2901-C Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-6081

Thu-Mon 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6


Open daily 11-6
Thu-Mon 11-5
Thu-Tue 11:30-5
Open daily 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-5
Thu-Mon 12-5

TORETTI FAMILY 2933 San Marcos Avenue, Suite 101, Los Olivos; 805-688-8002

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Fri-Sun 12-5 & by Appt

Ken Brown Wines 157 West Hwy 246, Buellton; 805-688-9400


Lafond Vineyard 6855 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton; 805-688-7921

Thu-Mon 11-4:30

LAMONTAGNE WINERY 1509 East Chesnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-291-6643


La Vie Vnyds 308 North 9th Street, Suite D, Lompoc; 805-291-2111
Longoria Wines 1700 Industrial Way, Suite A, Lompoc; 805-759-4637

Open daily 10-5

Fri-Sun 12-5
Fri-Sun 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-4:30

LORING WINE CO. & CARGASACCHI 420 East Hwy 246, Buellton; 805-691-1300 Thu-Mon 10-4:45
General Tasting $10 General Tasting & Cookie Pairing $15
Reserve Single Vineyard Tasting $13 Reserve Single Vineyard Tasting & Cookie Pairing $18

Melville Vineyard 5185 East Hwy 246, Lompoc; 805-735-7030


Montemar Wines 1501 East Chesnut Court, Suite. E, Lompoc; 805-735-5000
Moretti Wine Company 1595 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-735-4400
Mosby Winery 9496 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton; 805-688-2415
New Vineland/Pierdrassi 1501 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-736-6784
Pali Wine Co. 1036 West Aviation Drive, Lompoc; 805 736-7200
Palmina 1520 East Chestnut Court, Lompoc; 805-735-2030
Point Concepcin Wines 1601 West Central Avenue, Lompoc; 805-588-1545
Sanford Winery 5010 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc; 805-735-5900

Open daily 11-4


Thu-Mon 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-8
Thu-Sun 11-5
Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10-5
Fri-Sun 12-5
Sat-Sun 11-4, Mon-Thu by Appt
Thu-Sat 11-5, Sun-Mon 11-4
Open by appointment only
Sun-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sat 11-5

SCOTT CELLARS 316 North F Street, Lompoc; 805-736-6161

Fri-Sun 11-4

Stolpman Vynds 1700-B Industrial Way, Lompoc; 805-736-5000


Standing Sun Winery 92 2nd Street, Suite D, Buellton; 805-691-9413
Sweeny Canyon Buellton; 805-688-2415

Fri-Sun 12-5
Thu-Mon 11-5 & by Appt
Open by appointment only

TERRAVANT 35 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-686-4742

Open daily 11-9

Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 3-5pm Custom Wine Blending Live Music Thursday-Saturday

TASTE OF STA. RITA HILLS 1505 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-735-8774
Thorne Wines 35 Industrial Way (at Terravant The Winery Restaurant), Buellton; 805-693-1483
Transcendence 313 North F Street, Lompoc; 805-689-5258

Thu-Sun 11-5
Open daily 11-9
Fri-Sun 11-4

TURIYA WINES 313 North F Street, Lompoc; 805-478-7016

Open by appointment only

Thu-Mon 12-5:30

Tyler Winery 300 North 12th Street, Unit 4A, Lompoc; 805-769-4639

Fri-Sun 11-5

Open daily 11-5


Open daily 11-5

Open daily 11-5

ZOTOVICH 300 North 12th Street, Unit 1D, Lompoc; 805-736-1600

Fri-Sun 10-4

solvang wineries
Baehner-Fournier Vineyard 1539-C Mission Drive (at Wandering Dog), Solvang; 805-688-7118 Mon-Thu 1-8, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8
Blackjack Ranch 2205 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-455-1412
Thu-Mon 11-5

lompoc/buellton wineries
Alma Rosa 181-C Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-691-9395
Ampelos Cellars 312 North 9th Street, Lompoc; 805-736-9957
Arcadian Winery 1515 East Chestnut Avenue, Suite B, Lompoc; 805-737-3900
Babcock Winery 5175 East Hwy 246, Lompoc; 805-736-1455
Brewer-Clifton 329 North F Street, Lompoc; 805-735-9184
Clos Pepe 1505 East Chestnut Ave (at Taste of Sta. Rita Hills), Lompoc; 805-735-8774
Cold Heaven Cellars 92 Second Street, Suite A, Buellton; 805-686-1343
Crawford Family Wines 92 Second Street, Suites G & H, Buellton; 805-698-3889
DAlfonso Curran 4457 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc; 805-739-WINE
DVine 107 Ocean Avenue, Lompoc; 805-735-8771
Dierberg Estate/Star Lane 1280 Drum Canyon Road, Lompoc; 866-652-8430
Fiddlehead Cellars 1597 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-742-0204
Flying Goat Cellars 1520 East Chestnut Court, Unit A, Lompoc; 805-736-9032

JALAMA WINES 308 North 9th Street, Suite C; Lompoc; 805-735-8937

Open daily from 4-9:30


Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 11-4 & by Appt

Thu-Mon 11:30- 5

Tre Anelli 2923 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-686-3000


Verdad & Ethan 2963-B Grand Avenue (at Qup Wines Tasting Room), Los Olivos; 805-686-4200

ZINKE WINE 2366 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-691-9718

Open daily 10-5

Estate Tasting $10 Wine & Cheese Pairing $40

Carhartt Vineyard 2990-A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-0685


Carina Cellars 2900-A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-2459

COQUELICOT 2884 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-1500

FOLEY ESTATES 6121 East Hwy 246, Lompoc; 805-737-6222

Open daily 11-4


Thu-Sun 11-5
Thu-Sun 11-5
Winter daily 10:30-4, Summer daily 10:30-5
Fri-Sun 11-4
Thu-Sun 11-5
Fri-Mon 12-5
Fri-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by Appt
Open by appointment only
Tue-Thu 3-9, Fri-Sat 3-11
Open daily 11-5
Fri 12-5, Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4
Thu-Mon 11-4

BUTTONWOOD WINERY 1500 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-688-3032

Open daily 11-5

Classic Tasting $10 Reserve Tasting $15

CALI LOVE WINE 1651 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-688-1678

CARIVINTAS WINERY 476 First Street, Solvang; 805-693-4331

Mon 11-7, Tue-Thu 12-7, Fri 12-8, Sat 11-8, Sun 11-7
Mon-Fri 12-7, Sat-Sun 11-7

Dog & Kid Friendly

CASA CASSARA 1607 Mission Drive Suite, 112, Solvang; 805-688-8691


Dascomb Cellars 1659 Copenhagen Drive, Suite C, Solvang; 805-691-9175
Good Life 1672 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-7111
Harrison-Clarke 2825 Tapadero Road, Solvang, 805-686-0850

LINCOURT VINEYARDS 1711 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-688-8554


LIONS PEAK VINEYARD 1659 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-693-5466

Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7:30


Open daily 12-7
Sun-Thu 12-8, Fri-Sat 12-10
Open by appointment only

Open daily 10-5

General Tasting $10

Sun-Fri 11-7, Sat 11-8

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Lucas & Lewellen 1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-686-9336

LUCKY DOGG WINERY 1607 Mission Drive, Suite 102, Solvang; 805-691-9774

Open daily 11-6

Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7:30

Dog & Kid Friendly

Presidio Vineyard 1603 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-693-8585


Rideau Vineyard 1562 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-688-0717
Royal Oaks 1582 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-693-1740
Rusack Vineyard 1819 Ballard Canyon Road, Solvang; 805-688-1278
Sevtap Winery 1576 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-693-9200
Shoestring Winery 800 East Hwy 246, Solvang; 800-693-8612
Sort This Out Cellars 1636 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-688-1717
Toccata (Mandolina) Wines 1665 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-686-5506
Viking Garden Cellars 448 Alisal Road, Suite E; Solvang; 805-688-2670

WANDERING DOG 1539 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-686-9126

Open daily 11-6


Open daily 10:30-5
Open daily 10-5
Open daily 11-5
Sun, Mon, Thu 11-8, Fri-Sat 11-9
Fri-Sun 10-4
Sun-Thu 10-7, Fri-Sat 10-10
Open daily 11-5:30
Open daily 11-9

Mon-Thu 1-8, Fri 1-10, Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8

White Wine Flight $12-$14 Sparkling Wine Flight $16-$20 Local Red Wine Flight $12-$14
High-End Specialty Flight $24-$30 Cheese Pairings $5-$8 Thursday Blind Tastings $15
Charcuterie Plates $12-$32 Chocolate Truffles $4 Olives $5 Nuts $4 Dog Friendly

Open daily 11-5


Open daily 11-6
Wed-Sun 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-6

Thu-Sat & Mon 11-5, Sun 12-5

Gainey Vineyard 3950 East Hwy 246, Santa Ynez; 805-688-0558


Imagine Wine 3563 Numancia Street, #103, Santa Ynez; 805-688-1769
Kalyra Winery 343 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez; 805-693-8864
Reeves Ranch Vineyard 4000 West Oak Trail Rdoad, Santa Ynez; 805-688-7245
Roblar Winery 3010 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez; 805-686-2603
Sunstone 125 Refugio Road, Santa Ynez; 800-313-9463

Open daily 10-5


Open daily 11-5
Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5
Open by appointment only
Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 11-4

Casa Barranca 208 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai; 805-640-1255

FOUR BRIX WINERY 2290 Eastman Avenue #109, Ventura; 805-256-6006

Thu-Sun 11-6
Wed, Thu, Sun 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8

Fri 4-8, Sat-Sun 12-5

General Tasting $10 Gourmet Pizza on Friday, Saturday & Sunday Food Trucks Every First Friday of the Month

Giessinger Winery 365 Santa Clara Street, Fillmore; 805-524-5000

Mon & Thu 12-5, Tue & Wed 12-3:30, Sat 11-6, Fri & Sun 11-5

HERZOG WINE CELLARS 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard; 805-983-1560

Sun-Thu 10:30-9, Fri 10:30-4


Wed-Sun 11:30-8

Open daily 10-9


Open daily 11-5

PANARO BROTHERS WINERY 4517 Market Street, #7, Ventura; 805-654-1577

Fri 3-7, Sat-Sun 11-7

General Tasting $10

Plan B Wine Cellars 3520 Arundell Circle, #107, Ventura; 805-233-1453


Rancho Ventavo Cellars 741 South A Street, Oxnard; 805-483-8084

Sat-Sun 12-5, Fridays by Appt


Fri-Sun 11-6 & by Appt

SAN VICENTE CELLARS 741 Lakefield Road, Suite A, Westlake Village; 805-379-3554 Fri 1-6, Sat-Sun 12-6
SUNLAND VINTAGE 1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, #108, Thousand Oaks; 805-379-2250 Thu-Fri 6-9, Sat 1-6, Sun 1-5
Morning Line Tasting (5 wines) $10 Pick Six Tasting (6 wines) $12 Across the Board Tasting (10 wines) $20
$5 Glasses of Wine on Thursdays Food Trucks & Music on Fridays

Open daily 11-5

DEALS & DISCOUNTS

santa barbara wineries


Open daily 12-6

CONWAY FAMILY 217-G Stearns Wharf (at Deep Sea), Santa Barbara; 805-618-1185
CORKS N CROWNS 32 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-845-8600

Mon-Sat 11-8, Sun 11-6

Sun-Wed 12-8, Thu-Sat 12-9


Open daily 11-6

Gold Wine Flight $8 Platinum Wine Flight $15 Pinot Noir Flight $12
International Wine Flight $8 Diamond Wine Flight $20

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY


Fri-Mon 12-5

DEEP SEA TASTING ROOM 217-G Stearns Wharf; Santa Barbara; 805-618-1185 Sun-Wed 12-8, Thu-Sat 12-9

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CANTARA CELLARS 126 North Wood Road, #104, Camarillo; 805-484-9600

Ojai Beverage Co. & Tasting Room 655 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai; 805-646-1700
Old Creek Ranch Winery 10024 Old Creek Road, Ojai Valley; 805-649-4132

FONTES & PHILLIPS 3630 Sagunto Street, Suite A1, Santa Ynez; 805-688-2200

Giessinger 210 State Street, Santa Barbara; 805-568-0820


Grassini Family 813 Anacapa Street, #6, Santa Barbar; 805-897-3366
Happy Canyon Vineyard 30 El Paseo, Santa Barbara; 805-232-3549
Jaffurs Wine Cellars 819 East Montectio Street, Santa Barbara; 805-962-7003
Jamie Slone Wines 23 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara; 805-560-6555
Kalyra by the Sea 212 State Street,Santa Barbara; 805-695-8606
Kunin Wines 28 Anacapa Street, Suite A; Santa Barbara; 805 963-9633
Lafond Winery 111 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara; 805 845-2020
Margerum 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-966-9463
Margerum 32 El Paseo, Santa Barbara; 805-845-8435
Municipal Wine Co 28 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-931-6864
Oreana Winery 205 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-962-5857
Santa Barbara Winery 202 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-963-3633
Sanguis Wines 8 Ashley Avenue, Santa Barbara; 805-845-0920
Silver Wines 724 Reddick Street, Santa Barbara; 805-963-3052
Summerland 2330 Lillie Avenue, Summerland; 805-565-WINE
Vogelzang Vineyard 1129 State Street, Suite 3E, Santa Barbara; 805-568-0900
Whitcraft Winery 36A South Calle Cesar Chavez, Santa Barbara; 805-730-1680

Bella Victorian Vineyard 2135 East Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo; 805-383-8800 Wed-Thu 11:30-7, Fri-Sat 11:30-8, Sun 11:30-4
Camarillo Custom Crush 300 South Lewis Road, Suite C, Camarillo; 805-484-0597
Sat-Sun 11-5

MAGNAVINO CELLARS 961 North Rice Avenue, #5, Oxnard; 805-983-2500 Most Fridays 5-8, Sat 11-6, Sun 12-6

Bridlewood Estate 3555 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez; 805-688-9000


Carr Winery 3563 Numancia Street,#101, Santa Ynez; 805-688-5757
Central California Wines 3553 Sagunto Street, Suite A, Santa Ynez; 805-691-4094

Cottonwood Canyon 224 Anacapa Street, Suite 1A, Santa Barbara; 805-963-1221

Fri 5-10, Sat 1-11, Sun 1-5


ALDABELLA WINERY 31111 Via Colinas, Westlake Village; 818-991-9463
ALMA SOL WINERY 1321 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard #8, Thousand Oaks; 818-231-2749 Fri 6-9, Sat 1-6, Sun 2-5

Labrynth Winery 607 East Main Street, Suite D, Ventura; 805-585-2238

santa ynez wineries

Au Bon Climat 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-966-9463


Carr Winery 414 North Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara; 805-965-7985

ventura county wineries

Mon-Thu 12:30-6, Fri 12-7, Sat-Sun 11-8


Open daily 12-6
Open by appointment only
Winter Fri-Mon 11-5, Summer daily 11-5
Open daily 12-6
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