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San Jose 280 4hrs 45min
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Maria VALLEY Paso Robles 123 2hrs 15min
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Getting to Ventura
San Francisco 353 5hrs 45min
Sacramento 393 6 hrs
Los SANTA San Jose 307 5hrs
Olivos YNEZ Monterey 265 4hrs 30min
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STORY
FEATURE

Rotta Winery
MAY 2011 • ISSUE 5 – VOLUME 4
A Publication of Wine Country This Week
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ON THE COVER
Eberle Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
WINE COUNTRY NEWS
Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-14
Wine Country Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
STORY
FEATURE

PASO ROBLES WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25


PLEASANT VALLEY WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Jada Vineyard & Winery SAN LUIS OBISPO WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
AVILA BEACH WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33
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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY :


SANTA BARBARA WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35
LOMPOC WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
TASTING ROOM

SANTA MARIA VALLEY WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39


LOS OLIVOS WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-41
PREFERRED

SOLVANG WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-43


WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-47
Laetitia Vineyards & Winery
ADVERSTISING REPRESENTATIVES Whitney Brem, San Luis Obispo County
Phone 805-252-5440
centralcoast@winecountrythisweek.com
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Jenn Jones, Santa Barbara County


Phone 805-895-7378
jenn@winecountrythisweek.com
TASTING ROOM

PUBLISHER Mike Giangreco


Direct 707-938-3734
mike@winecountrythisweek.com
PREFERRED

MANAGING EDITOR Chandra Grant


P.O. Box 92, El Verano, CA 95433
Phone 707-938-1783 / Fax 707-938-3674
chandra@winecountrythisweek.com
Robert Hall Winery CALENDAR EDITOR Laurie Flippen
Phone 707-938-1783 / Fax 707-938-3674
laurie@winecountrythisweek.com
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OFFICE MANAGER Cathy Gore


Phone 707-938-3494 / Fax 707-938-3674
Email cathy@winecountrythisweek.com
EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS Michael Cervin, Alexandra Charsley, Melissa Chavez,
DINING

Len Napolitano, Lisa Pretty, Carolyn Turner


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Marcy and Gary Eberle

Eberle Winery
After 38 years in the wine industry, it’s hard to top yourself. the first person to create a 100% Syrah in the United States – there is
Successful winery – check. Popular tasting room – check. Gorgeous now an Estrella clone named after him – and a lifetime of mentoring
vineyards and hundreds of awards and accolades – check. So what and educating new winemakers in the art and science of making
keeps Gary Eberle going? It’s the love of the grape, the love of fine premium wines. To know the Eberle philosophy is to know that
wine and the true belief in the value of hospitality that makes every everything Winemaker Ben Mayo produces is grown in Paso Robles.
visitor a friend at Eberle Winery. All fruit sourced for Eberle wines comes from the Estate Vineyard on
Considered one of the premier wineries in Paso Robles, Eberle is Highway 46 East or purchased from partner vineyards in the Paso
currently celebrating 33 years of fine winemaking. Nestled on a Robles Appellation. Almost every wine Eberle produces is 100% vari-
hilltop overlooking the 60-acre Estate Vineyard, Gary Eberle and etal – meaning, what is in the bottle should taste like the grapes on
Winemaker Ben Mayo handcraft every bottle of wine that has Gary’s the vine. For a 27,000-case-per-year winery, to continue this level of
name on the label. Currently at 27,000 cases produced each year, all quality is a passion like no other. Eberle takes no shortcuts: you can
Eberle wines are aged in 17,000 square feet of underground caves. taste it when you try it.
This magnificent space is not just for the Reserve wines which he In addition to the spectacular winery and caves, Eberle is home to
makes on very special years (13 total since 1979), the caves are also an expansive vineyard deck overlooking the Estate Vineyard.
home to the Wild Boar Room where Eberle hosts private events and Welcome to families and four-legged friends, a nice day can be had
guest chef dinners featuring celebrity chefs from around the country. with a picnic on the deck, a game of bocce ball, or a complimentary
The VIP room in the caves is perfect for small groups to enhance their wine tour and tasting of our award-winning wines. You might even
wine tasting experience with a private tour guide and access to library catch their two Standard Poodles, Cabernet and Roussanne, looking
and reserve wines. The Wine Spectator calls it, “One of the best tours for attention among the crowd.
on the Central Coast!” Yes, after 38 years in the wine industry, Gary Eberle knows how to
Known as the “Godfather of Paso Robles”…Gary Eberle is a true make great wine and have fun doing it. It’s a science. It’s an art. And
pioneer who helped create the appellation and has worked tirelessly it’s just plain fun for guy from Pittsburgh who never thought his life
to promote Paso Robles on a national and international basis. Eberle could turn out so great. Gary, his wife Marcy, and dogs Cab and Roo
built Estrella River Winery in 1973 (currently Meridian Vineyards) hope to see you soon in wine country.
and was the fourth winery in the region. To date, there are more than
200 wineries in the area and Paso Robles is now considered a EBERLE WINERY
premiere destination for anyone searching for that perfect glass of Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
wine. 3810 Highway 46 E, Paso Robles
A lot can happen over decades. For Gary, it meant leaving Estrella (805) 238-9607 • www.eberlewinery.com
River and opening up his own Eberle Winery. It also meant becoming Follow Eberle Winery on Facebook and Twitter.

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Rotta Winery
‘Excellence Through Tradition’
by Lisa Pretty little magic, cooperation from Mother Nature and sound winemaking
to produce premium wine.” Today those old estate vines are a key
The original Rotta vineyard and winery was first established in element to the wine production at Rotta and they continue to produce
1908 by Joe Rotta and was later sold to Clement Rotta in the 1920s. hearty Zinfandel just like in the old days.
After prohibition the winery was bonded and became known for its Carrying on with a sense of tradition, the tasting room located on
hearty Zinfandels that were mainly sold straight from the barrel into the property was built from the old wood of the original winery
gallon glass jugs. Today grandson, Michael Giubbini, is proud to be building. The charming tasting room is located in the Templeton hills
carrying on the family tradition, “We are the only one of the three orig- and is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In addition to the
inal family owned San Luis Obispo County wineries still in operation Zinfandel, the tasting room offers a wide range of premium white and
– I’d like to keep it that way.” Michael remembers working the vine- red wines. For a $3 per person tasting fee, visitors are offered a selec-
yards as a child and has many fond memories of those early days tion of Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli, Zinfandel Rosé, Zinfandel,
around the winery. The sense of tradition and history is very impor- Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and the recently
tant to him. released Bordeaux-style blend known as Trinity. The 2006 vintage of
One of Michael’s first tasks when he took over in 1990 was to care the Giubbini Vineyard Estate Dry Farmed Zinfandel was also recently
for the old head-pruned vines that had been farmed by his grandfa- released and tends to sell out quickly. The Reserve Merlot is another
ther many years ago. He replanted some of the forsaken vines; popular wine in the tasting room and although it is currently sold out
however, the vineyard still has several of the original Zinfandel vines, the next vintage will be released the end of the month.
now more than 70 years old. The estate vineyard’s name was changed It is always nice to end a tasting with something a little on the
to Giubbini and until 2002 most of the grapes were sold to Castoro sweet side. At Rotta you can sample the Zinfandel Port or for a very
Cellars and were labeled with the Giubbini Vineyards designation. unique experience try the Black Monukka – Rotta Winery is the
Mike also revived the winery and resurrected the Rotta label. exclusive producer of this rare, sweet dessert wine. The wine is actu-
Together with Mark Caporale, his partner and Rotta’s winemaker, he ally aged in small barrels left outside in the sun for an extended
produces approximately 17,000 cases of wine with grapes sourced period of time. The warmth of the sun while aging gives the wine a
from the estate vineyards and other local grape growers using a unique delicious caramel and butterscotch flavor with nutty aromas. The
blend of history and modern winemaking. Both partners believe that Monukka can be sipped with cheeses after dinner or enjoyed with a
“good wine is made in the winery – great wine begins in the vineyard.” nice dessert. The wine is so popular that the tasting room provides
According to Mark, “When you have the best grapes, it takes only a people with as Sherry cake recipe for the perfect pairing. The cake is

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very easy to make and has a little


of the Black Monukka in the
batter and in the glaze. If you
don’t see a copy when you visit
be sure to ask and try the recipe
out at home.
The rustic, farm-like setting is
an ideal place to enjoy events.
Wine Festival Weekend offers a
number of fun events beginning
with a Winemaker Dinner on
Friday, May 20th. Due to the
growing, popular wine club this
event will be open only to wine
club members and their guests
with only 100 seats available. The
Dinner will be a Santa Maria Style
BBQ with live music, raffles and
an opportunity to meet the wine-
maker in person. Since Mark lives
outside of the area it is a special
event to find him at the winery
when he able to meet the public
without purple hands. Wine club
members receive two bottles of
wines quarterly and get member-
ship perks, like invitations to
special events throughout the
year. For information about
becoming a club member visit,
www.rottawinery.com.
You don’t have to be a club
member to enjoy the other
festive activities throughout
Wine Festival Weekend. The
tasting room and picnic areas
will be rocking Friday, May 20th
- Sunday May 22nd with live
music each day from noon to
3:00. Each day a different band
will play soul or rock to entertain
the thirsty tasters. Bands include
Piasanos, Soul Sauce and
Panhandlers. No reservations are
necessary and the music is
complimentary.
Rotta Winery is located at 250
Winery Road in Templeton and
is open 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
daily. For additional information,
visit rottawinery.com or call
(805) 237-0510.

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Jada Vineyard & Winery


Anniversaries & Adventures
by Michael Cervin philosophy that making wine requires a great Wine Club, and custom events throughout
deal of attention, but minimal intervention,” the year are a tribute to their members. “It’s a
Jada Vineyards, so named for a city located says harvest manager and winemakers given that we would not be where we are
in Northern Sicily, came to fruition when Jack apprentice, Josh Messina, Jack’s son. There are today without the fanatical support of our
Messina was considering property in Paso just nine wines in total at Jada; six reds, two wine club members,” Josh adds. As with
Robles in which to establish a vineyard. The whites, and a rosé and the idea of a vast port- growth in any industry, things change. With
property was planted with barley but Messina folio isn’t in keeping with their objectives. the advent of their third anniversary this
knew that the cool coastal air from the Pacific However, there are the perennial favorites like month, David Galzignato joins Jada as wine-
Ocean, abundant sunshine, massive deposits Jersey Girl, which is 100 percent estate Syrah; maker. Formerly the winemaker at Charles
of calcareous shale and limestone underneath Hell’s Kitchen, a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Krug in Napa, he was also winemaker at
shallow top soils of clay loam, was perfect to Mouvedre and Tannat; and Jack of Hearts, a small-lot wineries like Paraduxx, Mark David
build his family-owned winery. proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Winery and Lewis Cellars. Galzignato inherits
After selling grapes to a handful of Petit Verdot and Merlot. Their wines have 11 varieties of estate grapes planted at Jada
premium wineries in the area, Messina won prestigious awards including the San including Syrah, Mouvedre, Tannat, Viognier,
persuaded Scott Hawley to oversee the wine- Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and Roussanne, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon,
making and begin crafting what would the Long Beach Grand Cru. Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
become the first Jada wines. In 2007, ground Once inside the tasting room, the stained But it wasn’t always this way. In 1999, 40
was broken on the winery and the doors to concrete floor, alight with a colorful pattern, acres of grapes were planted to replace the
the tasting room were opened in May, 2008. lifts the eyes up to the soft wood tones of the barley, and in 2006, a major replanting was
The inaugural vintage included only five sleek tasting bar. The ceiling narrows down, done adding Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Rous-
wines – Jack of Hearts, Passing By, Jersey Girl, forcing the eyes to the windows behind the sanne, and two different clones of Syrah,
and Hell’s Kitchen, which were all reds, and tasting bar with beautiful views to the vine- among other varieties. “The additional clones
one white wine called XCV. All the names yards. Stepping into the adjoining room, of Syrah were included to give our Jersey Girl
have a story that goes with them, but that is known as the viewing deck, there is an expan- additional complexity. It’s an example of our
something you will need to visit Jada to sort sive area of tables and chairs which allows continued commitment to refining our
out. views of the vines. The facility is a hip farming and wines, while ensuring that we
Jada is committed to small-lot, limited- modern design which juxtaposes the earthy, deserve our premium, boutique winery
production winemaking with a focus on laid back rolling hills. Knowing they have status,” says Josh. “With the variety of grapes
Rhône and Bordeaux blends. “We are of the ardent fans, they established the Long-Life here at Jada, we feel we can offer our

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customers cutting-edge Bordeaux


and Rhone estate blends that are
not found at many wineries in
California.” And several growers
in the area have mentioned that
their Merlot alone shows the
promise of being some of the best
anywhere in California. “We
want to continue our journey as a
below-the-radar, word-of-mouth
boutique winery,” Josh says. “We
don’t want to be big; we want to
just blow your socks off in the
consistency of our wines.” In
Jada’s opinion all wines should all
taste like special reserve wines.
You can have your socks
knocked off at Jada on Friday,
May 20 through Sunday May, 22
during the Paso Robles Wine
Festival Weekend. Jada is not
only having an Open House all
weekend, but is celebrating their
third birthday. Everyone is
invited to the birthday party with
new wine releases, birthday cake,
barrel samples, logo glasses and
of course, amazing wines.
On Friday, May 27 through
Monday, May 30, Memorial Day
Weekend, swing by Jada and find
out what new wines are being
released on this particular
weekend. Book a table on their
viewing deck with your friends
and enjoy the views while they
serve a select tasting of Jada
wines. “We owe so much to the
Paso Robles community for
embracing us so passionately and
referring so many people to our
tasting room,” Josh comments.
“We could not have done it
without their support,” he says,
knowing that any winery venture
is truly a collaborative effort with
the community.
Jada is located at 5620 Vine-
yard Dr. in Paso Robles and are
open Thursday through Monday,
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact them
at (805) 226-4200 or at
www.jadavineyard.com

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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MAY 1, 15, 22, 29, JUNE 12, 26, JULY 10, 24, AUGUST 7, MAY 19
21, SEPTEMBER 4, 18, OCTOBER 2 Amgen Watch Party
ARROYO GRANDE Burger Sundays at Calcareous Vineyard
at Kenneth Volk Vineyards They are in a prime location on the tour route and want you to join them
MAY 18 On 46 West. They welcome back Chef Jeff Scott and his gourmet burger grill! watching the tour. Boxed lunches are available for purchase for $10 with
2nd Annual Winemaker Wednesday Live music from 12 - 3pm and wine specials from Kenneth Volk Vineyards and advanced reservations. RSVP, 805-239-0289, www.calcareous.com
at Gather Wine Bar Featuring Lone Madrone. $10/person. www.volkwines.com MAY 20-21
Women Winemakers MAY 2
www.gatherwinebar.com, RSVP, 805-474-4771, Showcasing 5 winemakers: Paso Robles Wine Festival Weekend Pass
2011 Wine Education Series: Purchase your Wine Country Auction & Dinner ticket for $250, upgrade to the
• Morgan Clendenen - Cold Heaven
• Kelley Brophy-Clark - Brophy Clark Italy - Central and Southern Regions Weekend Pass for only an additional $75. Tickets are limited and only available
• Amanda Cramer - Niner Niner Wine Estates Hospitality Center – The warmer Mediterranean climate of by advance purchase. www.pasowine.com/events/winefestival.php
• Janell Dusi - J Dusi Tuscany and Southern Italy produces a diverse selection of red and white • RESERVE - Fri: An exploration of library, reserve, power white/Rosés and
• Sonja Magdevski - Casa Dumetz wines. Chianti may be the best known, but the southern regions still offer futures. New opportunity to bid on the wine futures. Winning bidders will
Tastings with food by Chef Tim Flickwir. Will award the first Wine Diva award for some of the best wine deals in both affordability and quality. In addition, Sicily reunite with a case of that wine once it has matured through the wine-
outstanding woman winemaker to Lane Tanner. 5:30-8:30pm, $45 produces one of the forgotten fortified wines, Marsala, which is much more making process and is ready for release. $125, 3:30-6pm
than just a cooking wine. 6-8:30pm, $75/Single Class; $337.30/Five Class • Winemaker Seminar - Sat: An exploration of the distinct, different
ATASCADERO Program; $1,275/Full Course Program, CLUB 9 discounts do apply. characteristics of Paso Robles Wine Country with the winemakers. 1-2pm
JUNE 24 805-239-2233, info@ninerwine.com • Early Admittance to the Grand Tasting - Sat: 2-6pm
Mayor’s Winemaker Dinner MAY 6
• Wine Country Auction & Dinner - Sat: 6-10:30pm
Atascadero Lake Pavilion – Central Coast wineries will be featured at the four- • Sat-Sun: More than 140 wineries will be hosting events
course gourmet dinner prepared by Pacific Harvest Catering. A live
Friday Afternoon with Meridian’s Own
Mustards, mayonnaise and yummy chocolate and carmel sauces. Complimen- MAY 20
and silent auction will highlight the culinary attraction. 5:30pm
tary samples, 1-4 pm in the Tasting Room. www.meridianvineyards.com Wine Country Classic Golf Tournament
$75, $425/table of six. 805-461-8317, www.AtascaderoWineFestival.com
The Paso Robles Rotary Club will host a Golf Tournament in conjunction with
JUNE 25 MAY 7
the Paso Robles Wine Festival. Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso Robles.
Run for the Roses at Niner Wine Estates RSVP, marcy@eberlewinery.com
Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival Celebrate their spring release, Kentucky Derby Style! Live music, Sauvignon
This signature event brings together more than 80 wineries and a dozen chefs Blanc-based mint juleps, Kentucky eats & race-viewing from the big screen. MAY 20-21
offering their renowned wines and food for tasting and sampling. Speak with
winemakers, vineyard owners, local artists and listen to live music.
Complimentary/CLUB 9 members (2 people), $20 per additional guest Paso Robles Wine Festival at Pianetta
RSVP, 805-239-2233, info@ninerwine.com 805-226-4005, www.pianettawinery.com
4-8pm, $40/advance, $45 at the door, www.atascaderowinefestival.org
MAY 8 • Fri: Top Gun and Tacos – The best movie ever on the big screen beginning
AVILA BEACH Tennessee Jimmy Harrell & the at 5pm. From 6pm - 8pm delicious tacos, chips and homemade salsa!
ONGOING FRIDAYS $15, $10/wine clubs include one glass of wine and food.
Driftwood Band at Castoro Cellars • Sat: Olive Oil Tasting in the downtown tasting room. Pre-Park Reception
2 4 1 Happy Friday from 4 2 6 Influenced by early country, bluegrass, western swing, rhythm & blues
at Wood Winery and classic rock, Jimmy's smooth country voice accompanied by his 11-3pm. Enjoy an olive oil tasting while enjoying newest releases!
Two for one wine tastings! Watch the sunset, listen to the surf and start your skilled guitar playing is relevant in every performance. MAY 20-22
weekend off with a great glass of wine. www.wildwoodwine.com Bring your picnic and your mom. 1-4pm, free, www.castorocellars.com Paso Robles Wine Festival
CAYUCOS, CAMBRIA & MORRO BAY MAY 8 at Castoro Cellars
Mother’s Day Brunch at Eberle Winery www.castorocellars.com, 1-888-DAM-FINE
MAY 20-22 • Fri: “The Big Easy 2,”like Mardi Gras but without the crowds! Authentic Cajun
A great menu prepared by “It’s a Wrap”on the deck overlooking the vineyard.
Wine Festival Weekend at Harmony Cellars tapas and oysters from Bon Temps Catering, drink Dam Fine Wine right from
Wine, dessert and juice included. 11am-1pm, $40/adults
• Fri: Tapas on the Terrace. 5:30-8pm, $28, $22/club RSVP, 805-927-1625 the barrels and dance to great live music! 6:30-9:30 pm, $35, $30/wine club
• Sat: See you at the Paso Park! $20/children 6-12, 5 & under free, RSVP, 805-238-9607, events@eberlewinery.com
• Sat: Annual Sangria Breakfast, Lemoine Creperie cooks crepes of your choice
• Sun: Open Air Market in Harmony! Grab a glass of wine and taste your way MAY 8 to accompany your two glasses of delicious Sangria.
through their very own farmers' market. 11am-4pm. No reservations Mother’s Day Brunch at Meridian Wine tasting is included in the price! $15, $12/wine club.
PASO ROBLES Live acoustical guitar, a private jewelry show, an artist demonstration and • Sat-Sun: Vendors, wine tasting and live music. Luke Byron and his band will
stunning vineyard views while you dine on a gourmet brunch in their gardens. on Saturday and ZZAH on Sunday. Taste wine from the barrel and purchase a
ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS tasty lunch from one of their fine vendors. 12-4pm, $5, free/wine club
10:30am & 11am seatings. $40 + tax for adults, $20 + tax for children
Pinot Noir Blending Seminar (ages 4-12), children 3 and under free. RSVP, 805-226-7133 MAY 20-22
at Wild Horse Winery
Templeton – Learn the art of blending wine during this fun and informative MAY 9 Paso Robles Wine Festival
session. Experience first hand what being a winemaker is all about. Sample 2011 Wine Education Series: Germany at Calcareous
Pinot Noirs from the Central Coast AVA and learn what terroir truly means. Each Niner Wine Estates Hospitality Center – The Rhine River is the key to the www.calcareous.com, 805-239-0289
participant creates their own blend to take home. $50, $35/wine club. German wine industry’s ability to produce world-class Rieslings. Learn how the • Fri: Visit their spectacular tasting room and taste their award-winning wines.
By appointment 11am or 2pm, Limit 10 German classification system for wine was designed to include regions and also Enjoy new releases and wine specials. Alfresco lunch by Thomas Hill
RSVP, 805-434-2541 ext. 15, email leslie.churchill@wildhorsewinery.com to emphasize levels of ripeness and quality. Can you say Trockenbeerenauslese? Organics from 12-3pm. "Come for the wine, stay for the view!"
6-8:30pm; $75/single class, $337.30/five class program; $1,275/full course • Sat: Calcareous famous Gourmet Pig Roast. Music by Latin world fusion
ONGOING SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS group "Incendio" at 6pm $75, $60/Wine Club. Lunch available from 12-3pm.
CLUB 9 discounts do apply. 805-239-2233, info@ninerwine.com
Pizzas at Opolo Vineyards Award winning wines and barrel samples. RSVP, 805-239-0289
Gourmet pizzas from their wood burning oven or Opolo's Cevapcici sandwiches all MAY 14 • Sun: Award-winning wines, barrel samples and wine specials. Authentic
paired with Opolo wines. 12-4pm, $16 - $18, www.opolo.com David Francey Performs Mexican feast from 12-3pm. Bocce Ball, picnic area and great wines!!
ONGOING SATURDAYS at Castoro Cellars
Indoor concert – David Francey is recognized as one of today’s finest MAY 20-22
Tours & Tastings at Eberle Winery
VIP Tastings by appointment, $25. Complimentary cave tours every half hour singer-songwriters. Doors open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm, $20 Paso Robles Wine Festival
805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com wine available for purchase, 1-888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com at Eberle Winery
www.eberlewinery.com, RSVP, 805 238 9607
ONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAYS MAY 14
• Fri: Wine Festival Winemaker Dinner in the Caves - One of the most sought
Free Cooking Show Secrets from Gioconda's Kitchen - after chefs on the Central Coast, Chef Charlie has more than 35 years
at Idler’s Hospitality Catering An Italian Cooking Experience traveling the world and working with more than a dozen cuisines giving
Food samples, wine & entertainment featuring wineries and special guests Halter Ranch Victorian Farmhouse – If you’ve tasted their crusty Italian-style him the flexibility to create unique, diverse and elegant courses to match
5:30pm, 805-238-7979, www.hospitalitycatering.net loaves, or sampled the wood fired pizza, you know Ciro Pascuito, their good the wines. $150, $120/wine club
ONGOING neighbor and friend of the winery. Now welcome Gioconda Di Nucci, Ciro's • Sat: Come check out Gary Eberle's famous barbecue bites.
2nd Sunday Wine Down at Hearthstone Mother, for this cooking seminar dedicated to sharing the secrets of every day • Sun: Special sales in the tasting room, complimentary wine tasting and
Enjoy music and delicious food with their fine wine. cooking from Gaeta, Italy. 11am-2pm, $80, Club discounts apply, lunch cave tours. Oktoberfest in May! Voted one of the top wineries in Paso Robles.
www.hearthstonevineyard.com, 805-238-2544 included. RSVP, 888-367-9977, info@halterranch.com
MAY 20-22
ONGOING SATURDAYS MAY 16 Paso Robles Wine Festival
Paso Wine 101 2011 Wine Education Series: Spain at Halter Ranch
Fun and informative overview of Paso Robles’terroir and how it influences wine, Niner Wine Estates Hospitality Center – From Roman times to modern times, Plan to visit their historic tasting room this beautiful spring festival weekend
and an introduction on how to taste and evaluate wines while tasting several of Spain has been a quality still-wine region. 6-8:30pm for a taste of their Halter Ranch Estate Wines. They will be at the BBQ serving
the great wines that Paso Robles has to offer. 10:30am, $25/per person, includes $75/single class; $337.30/five class program; $1,275/full course program up delicious tidbits this weekend and will be part of three new events in the
presentation and wine flight. Reservations requested, 877- 82-CRUSH CLUB 9 discounts do apply. 805-239-2233, info@ninerwine.com downtown City Park. 11am-5pm, www.halterranch.com, www.Pasowine.com

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MAY 20-22 MAY 21 MAY 23


Paso Robles Wine Festival at J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Festival 2011 Wine Education Series:
• Fri: Mexican fiesta! Live music with strolling mariachis Los Caporales. Wine Country Auction & Dinner Portugal
6-8pm, $55, $45/club members includes choice of 1-375ml bottle of J. Lohr Join your favorite winemakers at this brand new element of Wine Festival, the Niner Wine Estates Hospitality Center – Situated as a major “Port o’ Call” during
Estates Riverstone Chardonnay, J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Country Auction & Dinner. Experience the true Paso Robles spirit as you the Age of Discovery, Portugal’s wine industry has been influenced by its
or J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot. Limited seating, share rare wines, wine country cuisine and the company of fellow Paso Robles maritime heritage. The fortified wines of Oporto and the island of Madeira
RSVP, 805-239-8900, kim@jlohr.com wine enthusiasts and the winemakers who make it all possible. Your opportu- were developed in order to supply sailors with a wine that would survive the
• Sat: Visit www.pasowine.com for details nity to bid on unique Wine Country Auction items and help raise funds to be long sea voyages of the time. Today, the still wines of the region have been
• Sun: Cahoots’signature breakfast buffet. From omelet bar to Tiramisu Trifle gifted to healthcare, education and greater community services supporting San given equal notice for their quality and food friendly style. 6-8:30pm
with fresh berries. A selection of J. Lohr wines will be served to complement it Luis Obispo County charities. Your Wine Country Auction & Dinner ticket also $75/Single Class; $337.30/Five Class Program; $1,275/Full Course Program
all! 10:30am-12:30pm, $45, $35/club members, Limited seating. grants you entrance into the Winemaker Seminar and early admittance to the CLUB 9 discounts do apply. 805-239-2233, info@ninerwine.com
RSVP, 805-239-8900, kim@jlohr.com Grand Tasting. Limited seating and is likely to sell out. $250, advance purchase
MAY 26
MAY 20-22 only, www.pasowine.com/events/wine-festival-tickets.php
Around the World with Lady Gouda
Paso Robles Wine Festival at Jada • Winemaker Seminar - 1-2pm
at Ortman Family Wines
Celebrating Jada’s Third Birthday and much more. Kick off Friday with a tasting • Early Admittance to the Grand Tasting - 2-6pm
of their new releases. Each of their wines is paired with a gourmet cheese. Downtown Paso Robles – Jean Higgins, a.k.a.“Lady Gouda”of Di Raimondo’s
• Wine Country Auction & Dinner - 6-10:30pm
$10/tasting fee includes a Jada logo glass to take home. Italian Market & Cheese Shop pairs wines with five Spanish artisan cheeses.
RSVP, 805-226-4200, info@jadavineyard.com, www.jadavineyard.com MAY 21 Expert insights on the art of wine and cheese pairing.
"A Bit of the Blarney" – Get Your $15, $7.50/wine club, RSVP, 805-237-9009, www.ortmanfamilyvineyards.com
MAY 20-22
Paso Robles Wine Festival at Opolo Vineyards
Green On at Roxo Port Cellars MAY 27-30
www.opolo.com, 805-238-9593 12th Annual Mustang Madness Dinner and benefit auction supporting Cal Poly Memorial Day Weekend
• Fri: Come dance the night away, with the finest food and fabulous Opolo Athletics. Student athletes and VIP's hosting the day. Be sure to wear your Celebration at Jada
wine. BBQ whole lambs, as well as some flavors from Spain with a delicious green! Doors open at 4:30pm, $100pp, $1,000/table, www.gopoly.com A fun experience with wine and gourmet cheese pairings. Find out what new
array of Tapas! 6pm, $75, $60/members. RSVP, 805-238-9583. wines are being released this weekend and enjoy old favorites. Book a table on
MAY 21
• Sat-Sun: Stop by the tasting room patio to enjoy a barbequed meal. Whole their deck for you and your friends with your own private server. 11am-5pm
roasted lamb, carne asada, carnitas, beans, salad and all the fixings. 3rd Annual Tour of Paso
Join Niner Wine Estates, Justin Winery, Peachy Canyon Winery and the Paso $10, 805-226-4200, info@jadavineyard.com, www.jadavineyard.com
Lunch/$12, wine-tasting/$5 Free/wine club. No reservations necessary.
Robles Wellness Community for the 35-mile Wine Country Bike Ride. Begins MAY 28
MAY 20-22 and ends at Peachy Canyon Winery and includes several stops along the route Castoro Cellars presents PK Band
Paso Robles Wine Festival (a nice breakfast/snack stop awaits at Niner Wine Estates), a BBQ Extravaganza Outdoor concert. "One of the top unsigned bands in the country." Will perform
at Wildhorse Winery at Peachy Canyon, an awards ceremony and photo op! Benefits the Wellness on the outdoor stage overlooking Castoro's Cobble Creek Vineyard. Fans old and
www.wildhorsewinery.com, 805-788-6315 Community. 8am-12pm, $50 registration fee, then raise $200 in pledges. new are sure to enjoy a great evening. $20, 7pm, must be 21
• Fri: Great wine and BBQ sausage hot off the grill. Plus, barrel samples and www.tourofpaso.com. Then on to the dinner and auction! 888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com
a special offering of 2008 Cheval Sauvage Pinot Noir. $5, free/wine club
• Sat: Homemade, authentic paella and exceptional wines, barrel samples MAY 21 JUNE 3
and five unique Pinot Noirs. Plus, Blaufrankisch, Negrette & more. Wine Festival Winemaker Dinner Friday Afternoon with
Live music 12-3. $5/wine tasting, $15/food and wine, free/wine club at Hunt Cellars Miss Oddette’s at Meridian
• Sun: Homemade empanadas, barrel samples and wine specials. Open at Six course winemaker dinner paired with 8 of their award winning wines. Specializing in smoked beef tri-tip with her "Special Report" or “No Joke” BBQ
10am. $5/wine tasting, $12/food and wine, free/ wine club members Seating is limited. $90, 6:30pm, RSVP, 805-237-1600, www.huntcellars.com sauces, join Miss Oddette for delicious samples of her BBQ sauces and incredible
MAY 20-22 serving suggestions! 1-4pm, www.meridianvineyards.com
MAY 21-22
Paso Robles Wine Festival JUNE 5
at Eos Estate Paso Robles Wine Festival 8th Annual Paso
www.eosvintage.com, weekend hours 10am-5pm at Robert Hall Pinot & Paella Festival
• Fri-Sun: Experience Paradise in Paso with Sauv Blanc Sangria! Play horse 805-239-1616 ext. 24 or 25 Cavern Club, www.roberthall winery.com Join the Pinot Noir Producers of Paso Robles and 20 great chefs for an after-
shoes on the patio. $99 case specials, art show of watercolors by David • Fri: Casino Royal. Live entertainment by Nataly Lola. Includes gaming chips, noon of great wine, creative Paella dishes, and dance to the live Latin guitar
Child, sample salsa, grapeseed oils and fruit vinegars. tapas, dessert & a glass of wine. 6-10pm, $65, $55/Cavern Club. RSVP world fusion beats of Incendio. Mingle with the winemakers and discover how
• Sun: Art Reception of watercolors by David Child. Wine tasting and light • Sat: Spring Cavern Club Extravaganza. Celebrating 10th anniversary & the sense of place is reflected in each glass of their Pinot Noir. Ticket includes a
hors d'oeuvres while meeting the artist, 11am-3pm. All day try salsa from Golden State Winery Award. Library selections, new releases, live music & souvenier, Burgundy-style fine wineglass, 20 different Pinot Noirs, 20 unique
San Luis Salsa Company and sip on Sauv Blanc Sangria, 10am-5pm great food. $10/guests, complimentary/Cavern Club. Paella tastes, listening to live music by Incendio and dancing if you like. All
MAY 20-22 RSVP, cavernclub@roberthallwinery.com, 805-239-1616 ext. 25 occurs under the shade of the giant oak trees. Blankets and/or lawn chairs are
Paso Robles Wine Festival Weekend MAY 21-22 welcome. 2-5pm, $65, www.PinotandPaella.com
at the “Ortman Speakeasy”
Vineyard Sundown BBQ JUNE 5
Bootlegger’s Brunch on Sunday hosted by Winemaker Matt “Mad Man”Ortman.
$20, complimentary/club members. Savings 10-30%. Roaring-twenties attire.
at Edward Sellers SLOFolks Benefit Outdoor Concert
11am-7pm, RSVP, 805-237-9009, www.ortmanfamilyvineyards.com 805-239-8915, www.edwardsellers.com at Castoro Cellars
• Sat: Visit their tasting room before heading downtown to this year's Outdoor concert. Do you love good music? Support SLOFolks while enjoying an
MAY 20-22 “Wine Festival”in the Park. Listen to “Acustified”live. Nosh on “KillerEatz” evening of great music, food and Dam Fine Wine! Performers include Eric
Paso Robles Wine Festival artisan flat breads and enjoy our award winning wines. 1:30 – 4:30pm Henderson, Jude Johnstone, The Ballistic Cats and the Jaded Optimists.
at RiverStar • Festival: Roasted pork & chicken over the pit with all of their fabulous Raffles and a catered dinner available for purchase. 6:30pm, $22
riverstarvineyards.com, 11am-5pm fixin's and current Edward Sellers releases. Something sweet at the Low lawn chairs recommended, 888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com
• Fri: Sample their newest Late Harvest Merlot, "Twilight", infused with a Candy Bar, Syrah & chocolate. Dance the night away with live music.
touch of chocolate. Plus barrel samples of their 2009 Vintner's Reserve JUNE 6
6-9pm, $75, $45/Cellar Club Member, RSVP, 805-239-8915
Cabernet Sauvignon with specialty cheeses, $5, complimentary for Stargazers 2011 Wine Education Series:
• Sat: Don't miss a day at the Park! Visitors to their table will receive 10% MAY 21 Argentina and Chile
off tickets towards merchandise in their Tasting Room on Sunday. Paso Robles Wine Festival Niner Wine Estates Hospitality Center – Spanish missionaries brought some of
• Sun: A Tri-tip BBQ, Betty's World Famous Chili, Salad, Bread and Delicious at Meridian Vineyards the region’s local grapes to California during the migration of the Catholic
Homemade Brownies. Live misic "Human Nation", live on our scenic patio. www.meridianvineyards.com, 805-226-7113, 10am-5pm Church in the New World. Many of the older vineyards in the region were devel-
$25, $15/Stargazers - includes 1 glass of RiverStar Wine • Sat: A scenic vineyard tour at 10am or 12 pm riding on covered tractor oped from cuttings of French varieties that predate the Phylloxera epidemic of
MAY 20-22 trailers and sipping great wine! 10am-5pm, $5/Tasting; $10/Pairing the mid 1800s which destroyed most of the parent vines in France. Today,
Paso Robles Wine Festival at La Vigne An array of artisan cheeses and cheese fondue from Vivant Fine Argentina and Chile are the two best known wine producers in South America.
805-227-4000, www.sylvesterwinery.com Cheese. 10am & 12pm. Jewelry show by Sue Marble Designs and Beef Separated by the Andes Mountains, this geological barrier is the key to the
• Fri: Winemaker Dinner – Master Italian Chef Walter Filippini & Chef to the Jerky samples from Cattaneo Brothers. $10 differences in the wines produced in the two countries.
Stars Robert van Houten present an international gourmet feast. 6-8:30pm, $75/Single Class; $337.30/Five Class Program; $1,275/Full Course
MAY 22
6:30-9pm, $65, $55 for La Famiglia includes wine. Live Music, RSVP Program, CLUB 9 discounts do apply. 805-239-2233, info@ninerwine.com
• Sun: Sunday Brunch – Choices of entrees. Bottomless mimosas or peach Revive, Relish and Relax - After
bellini. 10am-2pm, RSVP: $20, $15/La Famiglia Wine Fest Brunch at Niner Estates JUNE 11
• Sun: Inaugural La Tavola della Famiglia Cooking Class – Robert van Houten It's been a long weekend and perhaps you are looking to sit back, recoup and 7th Annual Futures BBQ
and Winemaker Michael Barreto teach you to make of Cassoulet from relish everything Paso Robles Wine Country has to offer. Join their team for an At Carina Cellars
southern France. 2-3pm, $10/advance, $15/at the door. Free/La Famiglia. "After-Wine Festival" brunch presented by local favorite Dining with Andre. And Rancho del Cielo – Barrel tastings of their 2010 vintage, live music, vineyard
• Sat-Sun11am-6pm, Barrel Tasting & Saganaki Fondue, Gourmet or course, they have put together a superb buffet menu and wine pairings too! tours, BBQ and 35% off all purchases. $45/Iconoclast members only
Cheese Pairing with limited production Le Vigne wines $5, free/La Famiglia $42, 11am. RSVP, 805-226-4882 or info@ninerwine.com 12-3pm, www.carinacellars.com

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JUNE 13 MAY 7 JUNE 4


2011 Wine Education Series: Australia Colors of a Cure at Kelsey See Outstanding in the Field Farm to
Niner Wine Estates Hospitality Center – In a few short decades, Australia has Wine, live music, art, appetizers by Upper Crust Trattoria and a silent auction. Table Dinner at Ampelos
become one of the major wine producers in the world. With a joint effort All proceeds from your ticket price, wine sales and 100% of a live auction will A great winemaker dinner with Outstanding in the Field which is a roving culi-
between the wine industry and government, the Australian industry now domi- go to support the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical nary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls. Since 1999 they have set
nates many categories of wine sales in the United States. From Center, the Histiocytosis Association of America, and the Sarcoma Foundation of the long table at farms or gardens, on mountain tops or in sea caves, on islands
inexpensive, everyday bottles (or boxes or cans!) to high end, collectible wines, America, three organizations that have been instrumental in helping our family or at ranches. Ingredients for the meal almost all local (sourced within a mile of
Australia has taken a lesson from the major wine regions of Europe and America, the table!) and prepared by celebrated chef, Clark Staub, Full of Life Foods. After
cope with the devastating ramifications that cancer brings with it.
producing a diversity of varietals and styles found on both continents. a tour of the vineyard by Peter Work (winemaker and farmer), we all settle in:
2-5pm, $25, $20/child under 18, www.kelseywine.com, 805-595-9700
6-8:30pm, $75/Single Class; $337.30/Five Class Program; $1,275/Full Course farmers, producers, culinary artisans, and diners sharing the long table. 4pm,
Program, CLUB 9 discounts do apply. 805-239-2233, info@ninerwine.com MAY 8 $200, www.ampeloscellars.com
Celebrity Chef Cooking Class LOS OLIVOS
JUNE 18
at Edna Valley
Summer Solstice Dinner Join a celebrity Chef featured on Food Network for a multi-course gourmet ONGOING FIRST FRIDAYS
at Halter Ranch Free Concert Series at Firestone
comfort food demonstration. Sample each dish paired with award winning
Celebrate Father's Day and treat the man in your family to a Halter Ranch Los Olivos – Free event that you can enjoy with your whole family, children and
winery dinner set outside in the Historic Olive Orchard! A summer evening cele- wines. Perfect for Mothers Day! 805-544-5855 ext. 42 for tickets
pets are welcome to join. Wines and snacks available for purchase in the
bration as you enjoy their estate wines paired with savory, locally grown foods MAY 14 tasting room or bring a picnic. 6-9pm www.firestonewine.com
and wonderful company. Chef will present a multi-course menu set in the OrganicFest 2011 • Fri, May 6: Valley Road Band
casual elegance of their 75 year old Olive Orchard. Seating limited. Live Music, Organic Food, Wine and Beer, Sustainable Businesses, an Organic • Fri, June 3: Valley Bird Band
6:30-9:30pm, $105, wine club discounts apply, RSVP, 888-367-9977 Farmers Market, Industry Speakers, Best Organic Hors D’Oeuvre Contest, • Fri, July 1: The Koles
info@halterranch.com, www.halterranch.com Vertical Gardening and Home Organic Brewing Demonstrations, Outdoor • Fri, August 5: Burning James and the Funky Flames
JUNE 18 Games, Children’s Learning Area, and more. www.sustainablefestivals.org • Fri, Sept. 2: Do No Harm
Le Vigne Gouda Party ONGOING THROUGH MAY 31
MAY 15
A rare opportunity to taste the Graskaas Gouda produced each spring when Moments in Time at Carina Cellars
Dutch cows have their 1st taste of the fresh young spring pastures which give
Flavor of SLO
Jack House & Gardens, Marsh Street between Beach & Nipomo – An annual Johanna Gunther, freelance photographer, has found a way to combine her love
their milk a special creamy flavor & texture, produced in limited quantities. of art and travel for this beautiful exhibition of her photographs. She uses her
12-4pm, $10, Complimentary/La Famiglia, www.levignewinery.com tasting event showcasing the very best food, wine and beer of the San Luis
talent and appreciation for both black and white as well as color images focusing
Obispo region. Guests 21 and over receive a complimentary Flavor of SLO wine
JUNE 19 on architectural and landscape elements to bring a classic feel to her work.
glass. Proceeds benefit local non-profit United Way of San Luis Obispo County.
Father's Day BBQ at Eberle Winery www.carinacellars.com, 805-688-2459, www.photosbyjohanna.com
Silent auction and raffle of dozens of great items. 1-4pm, Pre-Sale Prices:
Give Dad the day off and enjoy a BBQ lunch at Eberle Winery. Enjoy the vineyard $25/Student (Must Bring Student ID and DL), $35/Adult; At the Door Prices SANTA BARBARA
view from the deck, get your fill of turkey, tri-tip and all the fixings and relax with $30/Student (Must Bring Student ID and DL), $40/Adult, www.flavorofslo.com ONGOING FRIDAYS
a glass of Eberle’s award-winning wine. $40/adults, $20/6-12, 5 & under/free.
MAY 21 Wine Tasting at East Beach Wine
RSVP, 805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com, events@eberlewinery.com
Hosted by a winemaker, winery owner or wine broker. 8-10 wines to taste.
Pigs 'N Pinot
JUNE 19 4-7pm, contact for current host listing, 805-691-1020, www.eastbeachwine.com
at Chamisal Vineyards
Martin Paris Trio with Tim Pacheco What could be a better pairing? A traditional pig roast paired with estate ONGOING SATURDAY & SUNDAY
at Castoro Cellars wines. $60, $50/Chamisal Classic Members, $40/Rare Release Members Live Music at Oreana Winery
Martin Paris is a talented and well rounded acoustic guitar player who's music Wine tasting and wine by the glass, 3-6pm, www.oreanawinery.com
5-8pm, RSVP by April 26, bretteannw@chamisalvineyards.com
takes you on an instrumental journey. He blends styles of pop, folk, blues, ballads
and Celtic arrangements. Tim Pacheco will open for Martin, bringing you his own MAY 22 SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON
unique guitar style. 1-4pm, free, 888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com Cote de Tolosa ONGOING
JUNE 19 Tolosa Winery and the SLO County Bike Coalition will celebrate May Bike Month Friday Night Wine Down
with a bike event designed to challenge even the most fanatic rider. Tolosa at Costa de Oro
Dads and Grads Blending Workshop
winemaker and competitive cyclist Larry Brooks will lead participants on a 52 Great way to start your weekend! Enjoy live music, wine tasting and cheese
San Miguel – Be winemaker for a day. Learn about the nuances of wine
sensory evaluation and play winemaker. Create your own custom blend from mile loop, including 5,000 feet of climbing over unimproved dirt and gravel plates. 4:30-7:30pm, 805-922-1468, www.cdowinery.com
professionally-made, premium Paso Robles varietals. You may purchase and roads. Hosted a lunch at the finish line donating all proceeds to the SLO County
Bike Coalition. $25/$18, Call for information, 805-782-0500 SOLVANG
custom label your custom blend or buy theirs. Bring family and friends to the
tasting room out at the First Crush Wine Workshop at the Silver Horse Winery. ONGOING THURSDAYS
MAY 24
2-4pm, $50/in advance, $40/Crush Club Members, $60/at the door Wine & Cheese Pairing at Edna Valley Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents
Register: firstcrushwinemaking.com, 877-62-CRUSH Blind Tasting Thursday
Join them for a perfect pairing of wine and cheese. Open until 6 pm.
Challenge your palate and learn about wine at the same time! Every week
PISMO BEACH/SHELL BEACH RSVP, 805-544-5855 ext. 29 features different varietals, regions, etc. No reservations required. 4-7pm, $15
JUNE 2-5 JUNE 3, 10,17, 24 Must be 21, 805-686-9126, www.wanderingdogwinebar.com
Wine, Waves & Beyond Edna Valley Vineyard - ONGOING EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Summer Nights Live Music in the Tasting Room
•June 3:The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach – Barrel to Barrel event featuring over Live Music. Lawn games available along with wine and appetizers for at Sort This Out Cellars
purchasing. Bring friend and family! 5-7pm, www.ednavalleyvineyard.com Keep a lookout for special band performances that you won't want to miss!
30 local wineries. Featured artist Forever Stoked art on display, and music by
www.sortthisoutcellars.com
local band Matt Masih & the Messengers. Silent auction. Proceeds will benefit JUNE 23-26
The Association of Amputee Surfers (AmpSurf). 5-8pm, $40 at the door ONGOING FIRST SATURDAYS
21st Annual SLO Vintners Nate Latta and His Rockabilly
www.winewavesandbeyond.com/index.php Roll Out the Barrels Weekend Revue at Sort This out Cellars
SAN LUIS OBISPO www.slowine.com , 805 -541-5868 An evening of Hootenanny proportions (at least what they can fit into a 10x10
• Thu: Barrels in the Mission Plaza corner of the tasting room). Come out for some uninhibited musical fun and
ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
• Fri: Winemaker Dinners enjoy wine specials and giveaways. www.sortthisoutcellars.com
Master the Art of Wine and Cheese
at Tolosa Winery • Sat-Sun: Passport to SLO Wine Country! Entry to over 20 wineries where
MAY 8
Saturday they will experience wine and food pairings, reserve barrel
Four cheeses are served using only artisan and/or farmstead products. Wine is Mother's Day Brunch at Lincourt
paired with each cheese, utilizing the principles of balance and harmony. tastings, entertainment and special discounts and on Sunday they will A buffet lunch in their rustic Barrel Room. For those 21 and older, wine will be
11am-4pm, RSVP, 805-782-0500, www.tolosawinery.com enjoy complimentary wine tasting, more barrel tastings and library and offered to pair with your meal. After brunch stroll over to the tasting room and
reserve wines. $55, $30/designated drivers enjoy a special event discount of 30% off all wine and 20% off merchandise.
ONGOING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
$35, $25/Wine Club Member, limit two. Limited to 125 people
Summer Music Sessions at Laetitia
Listen to beautiful sounds while you sip in the tasting room. 1-4pm
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY RSVP, 805-688-8554, tbreive@foleyfamilywines.com

www.laetitiawine.com, 805-481-1772
LOMPOC/BUELLTON Email your upcoming event information to
ONGOING FRIDAY EVENINGS SPRING THROUGH FALL
Sips & Songs at Claiborne & Churchill MAY 28 Laurie@WineCountryThisWeek.com
Enjoy the beautiful Central Coast evenings while sipping on some good wine, 7th Annual Futures BBQ For best results, submit information
enjoying local food, and live music. 5:30-7:30pm Taste futures with Carina Cellars at Tensley Winery, 100 Los Padres Way
www.claibornechurchill.com $45/Iconoclast members only, 12-3pm, www.carinacellars.com, 805-688-2459
at least 6 weeks prior to your event.

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Perfect Pairs BY ALEXANDRA CHARSLEY

Kentucky Bourbon Glazed


Pork Ribs paired with
Niner Wine Estates 2007
Bootjack Ranch Syrah
I’m from the Midwest and not only is the Kentucky Derby huge
but so is barbecue. That’s why I got so excited about Niner Wine
Estates Tasting Room Manager Heather Lane’s new pairing. She,
along with her husband, were inspired by the May 7th Club 9 Pick-
Up party which is a Kentucky Derby themed event. So it’s only appro-
priate that this pairing follows the same theme.
Syrah and pork are a natural combination in the food-and-wine
pairing world. Not only is the 2007 Bootjack Ranch Syrah a
wonderful year-round wine but it works particularly well when you
KENTUCKY BOURBON GLAZED
add in a smoky, meaty, earthy component like the pork ribs. I have PORK RIBS
watched countless grilling shows and I’m sure you will agree that any
recipe containing molasses and Kentucky Bourbon are going to be Contributed by Heather Lane,
great. Whenever I get a chance to try a new marinade or glaze, I’m on Niner Wine Estates Tasting Room Manager
it. This recipe is no exception. I always think that cooking ribs is
going to be difficult but Heather’s recipe is easy and very rewarding. • 4 pounds of pork spare ribs, cut into 6 inch sections. Place in an extra large stock
The 2007 Bootjack Ranch Syrah melds wonderfully with the round- pot with approximately one and half inches of water.
ness of the pork. The glaze helps to highlight the same attributes Add to pot:
found in the Syrah but also acts as a compliment to its spiciness. • 1 medium white onion, quartered
There is a rustic hickory pit barbecue essence to this wine which • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
makes for a great pairing. Add the smokiness from the grill and you • 1/2 tablespoon seasoned salt
have a flavor explosion dish worthy of any summer barbecue party.
Grapes for this wine were grown at Bootjack Ranch, on the east Cover stockpot, bring to boil; then reduce to simmer for 45 minutes -- be sure to
side of the Salinas River, in Paso Robles. This complex wine shows rotate ribs about every ten minutes. While the ribs are cooking on the stove, create
black fruit, berries, plum and a smoky oak character in the nose. It the sauce in a medium-sized pot.
has floral notes with good acidity. At this time, the 2007 Bootjack • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Ranch Syrah is only available to Niner Wine Estates Club 9 members. • 1/3 cup molasses
Their wines can be purchased online or in the tasting room so be sure • 3/4 cup Kentucky Bourbon
to stop by for the best selection.
The “Run for the Roses” event is set for Saturday, May 7th from 2 Simmer and stir until the molasses is dissolved. Then add the following:
p.m. to 5 p.m. Come by and celebrate their spring release, Kentucky • 2 cups ketchup
Derby Style! Live bluegrass music by local bluegrass band Little Black • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
Train, Sauvignon blanc-based mint juleps, Kentucky-style eats from • 1 teaspoon course ground black pepper
favorite local chef Maegen Loring, a Derby Hat contest, and of course • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
race-viewing from the big screen. They will also be placing “bets” on • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (for medium heat);
the ponies prior to the big race and have great prizes. This is one event 1 teaspoon cayenne (for hot) – season to taste
• 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
you will not want to miss! This event is complimentary for Club 9
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
members (2 people) and $20 for all other guests. Call (805) 239-2233
• 1/2 teaspoon Colman’s Powdered Mustard
or email club9@ninerwine.com to make your reservation.
If you can’t make it to the party, guests are welcome to visit the Simmer and stir for 10 minutes, then turn off – let it cool and thicken.
tasting room and Hospitality Center located at 2400 Highway 46 Place ribs on barbecue and coat with sauce. Cook on high heat for about 5 minutes
West in Paso Robles, during regular business hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. per side, serve and enjoy with a glass of our estate-grown 2007 Syrah!
seven days a week.

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Perfect Pairs BY ALEXANDRA CHARSLEY

Wild Horse Winery and Vineyards


2007 Cheval Sauvage Paired
with Salmon Wellington
It’s that time of year when we want to leave the heavy food and wine
in search of lighter fare and this pairing is spot on. Clay Brock, the
General Manager and Director of Winemaking at Wild Horse Winery
said, “Salmon and Pinot are a classic food and wine pairing…it is a
marriage made in heaven.” The Wild Horse 2007 Cheval Sauvage, SALMON WELLINGTON
their classic Burgundian style Pinot Noir, has beautiful Old World Serves 8
earthy aromas followed by an abundance of brown sugar, strawberries, Pairs well with the Cheval Sauvage
and Asian spices. This dish combines two of my favorites; wild caught
salmon prepared wellington style in a flaky pastry crust. Due to the Prep time: 30 min • Cook time: 45 min
firmness of the fish, it naturally lends itself for this preparation. As it Ready In: 1hr 15 min
bakes, the herbs meld into the pastry and produce such a wonderful
aroma that you can’t wait for it to come out of the oven. The subtleties INGREDIENTS
of this dish along with the extremely silky and lush tannins of the • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
2007 Cheval Sauvage makes for a delicious pairing. • 1 ½ pounds salmon fillets
Cheval Sauvage, French for “Wild Horse,” is their finest Pinot Noir. • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
Only the best Pinot grapes are selected for this label. Coming from • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
specifically selected barrels of wine from individual vineyard lots, • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil leaves
• 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
bottles bearing the Cheval Sauvage label represent less than one
• 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
percent of Wild Horse’s Pinot Noir production and the vineyard often
• 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
varies with each vintage release. The 2007 Cheval produced around
• 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1000 cases. The 2008 will be released at a big release party at the • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach,
winery on Saturday, September 18. In celebration of the new vintage thawed and drained
“futures” are being sold at 30% off by the case. This is the largest • 1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
discount offered to the public on this spectacular wine. The wine is • 1 egg white, beaten
available to both wine club members and guests to the winery and can
also be found in select fine restaurants. DIRECTIONS
Want to explore deeper into the world of wine? Try their Pinot Noir Preheat an oven to 375 degrees.
Blending Seminar and learn the art of blending wine during this fun
and informative session. Experience first-hand what being a wine- Sprinkle salt on both sides of the salmon. Mix thyme, oregano, basil, dill,
maker is all about. You will get to sample a variety of Pinot Noir from mustard and mayonnaise in a small bowl and spread over the salmon, then
the Central Coast AVA and learn what terroir truly means. Then each sprinkle the feta cheese on top. Layer the spinach over the feta cheese.
participant can create a unique blend to bottle and take home. This
seminar is offered every Saturday and Sunday by appointment only Roll the pastry out wide enough and long enough to wrap around the
at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. The cost is $50 per person or $35 for wine club salmon, about ¼ inch thickness. Place the salmon in the center of the pastry
members and includes the seminar and a 375ml bottle of your custom
and fold the pastry over the salmon. Place the roll seam-side down on the
baking sheet. Cut several small slits in the pastry to allow steam to escape.
wine creation. Please call for reservations at (805) 788-6315 or email
Brush the egg white onto the pastry.
leslie.churchill@wildhorsewinery.com.
The winery and estate vineyards are located in Templeton, along
Bake in the preheated oven until the pastry is golden brown and the salmon
Highway 101 just south of Paso Robles in the very heart of California’s flakes easily with fork, about 45 minutes.
Central Coast. The tasting room is open daily (except major holidays)
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Source: AllRecipes.com By: ValerieFrancine

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Edward Sellers
by Carolyn Turner downtown Paso Robles, but this past But if you’re looking for a truly Rhône expe-
September marked the opening of their new rience, be sure to try the 2007 Vertigo and
The 32-point compass rose has long tasting room overlooking their vineyards. the 2007 Le Thief, as well as their flagship
been a symbol of guidance and direction to The urban barn style is both modern yet wine Cuvée de Cinq, a traditional blend of
travelers throughout the ages, but when comfortable, and as you enjoy your tasting, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and
you’re traveling through Paso Robles wine you’re also treated to a sneak peak of the Counoise.
country, it’s the unmistakable emblem of barrel room through the large glass wall With a commitment to creating food-
Edward Sellers Winery. behind the bar. You’ll also often have the friendly wines with a distinct attention to
“You always need a direction in life, a opportunity to meet owners Ed, Dani, as varietal-rich flavors, it’s no surprise that
road map to help guide you along the way,” well as Kendall and John. wine critics Robert Parker and Stephen
said owner Ed Sellers. Both Ed and his wife As Rhône-varietal enthusiasts, Ed and Tanzer have given high praise to the wines
Dani have traveled all over the world and it Dani were thrilled by how closely the soil over the years, and Wine Spectator named
was during a trip to Venice that they first and growing conditions in Paso Robles Edward Sellers as one of the “Top 10
saw a painting of the same 32-point resemble those of the Rhône region in Emerging California Rhône Producers” in
compass rose that graces each of their southeastern France. The combination of 2009. It’s obvious that Edward Sellers is
bottles. Lucky for us, their lives were later sunny days with late afternoon coastal fog headed in the right direction, so make sure
guided from Orange County to Paso Robles helps to develop intense flavors in their to navigate your path to include a stop to
on a visit to their dear friends John and wines, which are a combination of old- taste their highly lauded wines at their
Kendall Carson. At the time they were world style with a California fruit twist. beautiful tasting room and vineyards.
looking to purchase a property in Healds- Along with their varietal-rich Viognier,
burg, but after their trip to Paso Robles, Roussanne and Syrah Sélectionnée (a blend
EDWARD SELLERS
they realized they’d found their new home. of their best Syrah), Edward Sellers also Open Thursday-Monday: 11am-5pm
One year later in 2004, they bought their offers a unique twist to some classic Rhône Tuesday-Wednesday by appointment only
30-acre property and produced their first blends in their 2007 Cognito, an incredibly
vintage of 2,500 cases of five different types 1401 West Highway 46, Paso Robles
full-bodied blend that is aptly named for the
of Rhône-style wines. (805) 239-8915 • www.edwardsellers.com
25% Zinfandel that’s not hiding amongst a
While working on the property, Edward more traditional Rhône-style blend of 40% Every Saturday from 1:30-4:30pm enjoy music on the
Sellers fans could visit the tasting room in Mourvedre, 20% Syrah and 15% Grenache. patio featuring a different local musician each week!

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Preferred Tasting Room:


Laetitia
Vineyards & Winery
by Lisa Pretty
Located on Highway 101 between San Luis
Obispo and Santa Maria, the Laetitia tasting room
sits on a hilltop surrounded by estate vineyards with
breathtaking ocean views. Visitors are welcome to
enjoy the picnic area, bocce ball courts and a
walking trail as part of their wine tasting experience.
The wine experience begins in the tasting room
with a selection of Laetitia Estate and sparkling
wines, as well as Barnwood and NADIA wines. The
list of wines offered is extensive; however, the
knowledgeable staff is more than happy to help
guide tasters through the list and make recommen- Gris and Pinot Blanc. The red wine drinkers will not
dations. The winery is known for award-winning be disappointed by the line-up of Pinot Noir, Syrah,
sparkling wines made in the traditional Méthode Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and several blends.
Champenoise. The sparkling is a great way to start There is clearly something for every palate including
the tasting and is made from estate-grown Pinot a Port and Orange Muscat for those who like a little
Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc using the only something sweet at the end of their tasting. For
two European wooden basket presses of their kind locals the best time to visit is Wednesdays from 11
in North America. Tasters can learn about how a.m. to 5 p.m. when the tasting room offers “Locals
sparkling wine is made and view the unique wine Day” with complimentary tastings and 15% off wine
press while sipping the bubbly. purchases for locals – local wine club members
Just in time for the warm weather, the winery has receive 25% off during Locals Day.
released the 2010 Barnwood Grenache Rosé and With the peaceful setting and gorgeous
2010 Laetitia Pinot Gris. These new refreshing surroundings, Laetitia is the perfect place for winery
wines join a list including Dry Riesling, events. “We’re very excited for our upcoming events
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne, Pinot this summer, there are a lot of fun things to look out
for! Be sure to check out our ‘Summer Music
Sessions’ starting the last Saturday in May and going
through the end of the Summer!” commented Jackie
Ross, Sales & Marketing Coordinator. In addition to
the music sessions on both the Saturdays and
Sundays in May, Laetitia is hosting a Paella and
Pinot Noir Dinner on May 11th. The dinner is
catered by Two Cooks Catering and is $45/pp or
$35/club. For details about events held at the
winery visit the new website www.laetitiawine.com.
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery is located at 453
Laetitia Vineyards Drive, Arroyo Grande. The
tasting room is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; phone
(805) 474-7651; wesbite: www.laetitiawine.com.

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Winemaker Profile:
Calcareous Vineyards Jason Joyce
by Michael Cervin great wine is laid,” Jason admits. “The way a vine is pruned is the first
step you take in influencing the fruit of the next vintage.” Proper
Calcareous Winery, so named for the calcareous limestone soils that pruning outlines how much fruit each vine will yield for the
abound on the property, is well-known for planting Chardonnay, but following year. “It can not be overstated how important vineyard
also Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, which are their two top red vari- practices like pruning are in determining the wine. With each cut we
eties. You’ll also find Pinot Noir, Viognier and other wines, though are impacting how the vine will grow, how it will produce fruit, and
hearty reds are the focus. To make those bold, expressive red wines, how healthy it will be. The ideal goal is to get two buds from each
and soft whites, they turn to winemaker Jason Joyce. spur position. This way we get the low yields and concentrated fruit
“Here at Calcareous, we pick some grapes at the end of August, we hope for,” he says. And making wine at a smaller operation means
and some we pick in the middle of November,” Jason says. “Contrary he has more flexibility to craft the wines the way he wants. “One of
to what some say, waiting until November is not some ploy to get the the things that connects me most to winemaking at a small family-
fruit over ripe in order to make big jammy Paso wine. Each variety owned winery like Calcareous is the handmade nature of the
planted here marches to its own beat when determining the timing of product. The fruit is hand picked, and in the winery during crush,
when its fruit will be ready. Some vines take their own sweet time,” the winemaking here is definitely hands on.” In the end, a hands on
he states. Therefore Jason spends a lot of time in the vineyard, approach sets Calcareous apart, and the wines reflect that sense of
assessing the timing of his vines. “It’s a common throw away line in personal attention that Jason gives them.
winemaker bios about how the best wine is made in the vineyard,” he Drive to their lofty tasting room, known as Lloyd’s Lookout, with
says of the redundant refrain. But pruning vines actually is a back killer views and sample Jason’s handiwork. Calcareous Winery is open
breaking, hand-wrenching endeavor that needs to be conducted with daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The $10 tasting fee includes six to seven wines.
as much focus as sorting the fruit, punch downs and pressing during They are located at 3430 Peachy Canyon Road in Paso Robles. Contact
harvest. “When done correctly with proper care, the foundation for them at (805) 239-0289 or www.calcareous.com

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Benefit for AmpSurf: Wine, Waves & Beyond


by Georgina Stassi support and help the vets that have done a great service for our country.”
This dinner pairs Firestone handcrafted beers with dishes prepared
In ink on my calendar, is June 2-5 when Pismo Beach hosts Wine, by regional Executive Chefs. I can guarantee wine-lovers will walk
Waves & Beyond to benefit AmpSurf, a non-profit organization away with a new appreciation for this art. I am a wine snob, so I was
founded by Iraq Veteran Dana Cummings (http://www.ampsurf.org). given a tasting and was knocked out by these pairings. Some pairings
At this event, Central California’s Wine Country meets the breath- will include Cayucos Abalone Cerviche, Meyer Lemon Marinade &
taking Central Coast. Some of the best Wineries, Breweries and Culi- Black Bean Relish, Firestone Honey Blond; Hearst Ranch Skirt Steak
nary Artists will be participating. There are a wide-range of lodging Tacos & Short Rib Taquitos, Pickled Watermelon Radish & Kumquat
choices in Pismo and Shell Beach from which to choose. If you wish, Slices, Firestone Union Jack; Local Artisan Cheeses, Firestone Double
you can park your car and never return to it until you are ready to go Jack; Whoopie Pies, Firestone Barley Wine.
home which is how I prefer to spend many of my weekends getaways. For infomation go to winewavesandbeyond.com.
You can find many lodging choices by visiting classiccali-
fornia.com. There are many oceanfront resorts with world class
amenities, beautiful pools and direct access to pristine beaches. The
Cliffs resort will be hosting Barrel to Barrel, a casual, festive event to
SLO’s Roll Out The Barrels Weekend
taste the best of Central California wines and cuisine. Other classic San Luis Obispo Vintners Association announced the dates of their
California activities will include long board surfing competitions for popular spring wine event. Their 21st annual Roll Out the Barrels
amputee surfers, winemakers and brew masters; a classic Volkswagen Weekend has moved to a new summer date. You can now kick start
exhibition; a surf film and awards ceremony. your summer with SLO Vintners on June 23-26. There will be more
The Cliffs Resort will hold the Brew Master Dinner by Firestone than twenty-five participating wineries in the San Luis Obispo Wine
Brewery, a sponsor and supporter of AmpSurf. I asked event sponsor Region participating in this event. This four-day event consists of three
Chuck Carlson, Winemaker of Curtis Winery owned by the Firestone major components: Barrels In The Plaza, Winemaker Dinners, and the
Family, why this event is so important to them and he said, “For Adam popular two-day Passport to Wine Country.
Firestone, a Marine, it’s personal; it’s an opportunity for all of us to Thursday June 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm – Barrels In the Plaza
In San Luis Obispo’s historic downtown Mission Plaza SLO they
will feature “grown here, made here” with the Perfect Pairings! from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. SLO Vintner’s will partner with local chefs to go side
by side and pair up the perfect culinary bites with the perfect sampling
of wines. This will be the ultimate way to celebrate a complete culi-
nary experience right from the terroir of San Luis Obispo. Tickets are
$30 each.
Friday June 24th – Winemaker Dinners with San Luis Obispo Wineries
Enjoy special culinary experiences with the winemakers and prin-
cipals for a delicious way to meet the people who shaped the region.
More details on these dinners can be found at www.slowine.com.
Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th 11am-4pm
Roll Out the Barrels Passport Weekend
The annual two-day passport portion (Saturday and Sunday), will
allow visitors to San Luis Obispo entry to 20 wineries where they will
experience wine and food pairings, reserve barrel tastings, entertain-
ment and special discounts. Saturday is typically the grand affair, while
Sunday is focused mostly on the wines and special discounts.
“This is a perfect way to portray the beautiful place that we live, and
the bounty it provides for us. Not only is it a great educational
weekend, but it is ‘over the top’ when it comes to the food and wine
presented at all the events. The perfect four days, for both locals as well
as for out of town tourists longing for a small town escape,” said Becky
Gray, San Luis Obispo Vintners Executive Director. For more informa-
tion, visit their website at www.slowine.com. Tickets are available now.

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THOMAS HILL ORGANICS of produce straight from their farm to you. The
by Carolyn Turner
program begins around May and runs through
“Good food builds good community.” That’s the mantra of Thomas October. But even with this program, Joe and
Hill Organics, and it’s one to which owners Joe and Debbie Thomas are Debbie found themselves with a surplus of
deeply committed, as they serve the Paso Robles community through fruits and veggies, and were quick to realize that
both their farm and bistro. there were no other farm-to-table restaurants in
Joe and Debbie met at the Santa Barbara County Vintner’s Festival, town. So in January 2009, they opened Thomas
and at the time Joe was teaching art at Santa Hill Organics in downtown Paso Robles.
Clara University and Debbie was a key Chef Julie Simon was quick to join the team, and with her Parisian
accounts sales manager for Adidas in Los upbringing and California-honed culinary skills, she brings a fresh
Angeles. They married and were quick to and unexpected explosion of flavor combinations to the cuisine. The
realize their shared love of good food and good menu changes weekly depending on the season and their wine list
wine. They dreamed of one day moving to heralds an amazing line-up of locally produced wine. You may choose
wine country, and in 2004 they purchased the to enjoy your meal in their intimate indoor dining room, or outside on
perfect home in the eastern hills of Paso Robles their beautiful outdoor patio. The whole ambiance is reminiscent of
and began to make that dream into a reality. Thus Thomas Hill Farms dining at a quaint European café, surrounded by ivy cascading down
was born as they planted every last spot of the 10-acre property with brick walls, a gently trickling fountain and an outdoor fireplace.
900 fruit and nut trees, a small vineyard of Italian varietals, and an If you can make it, Monday nights feature Burgers and Beer, and
assortment of raised bed lettuces, herbs and garlic, and seasonal row Wednesday nights are Wine Night. But no matter when you visit, you’ll
crops like tomates. Everything is grown organically and farm tours are likely be greeted by Debbie as she ushers you to your seat, where you’ll
given by Joe by appointment only. enjoy a truly unique and farm-fresh dining experience that will make
As the land began to produce, Joe and Debbie developed a Commu- you feel right at home, and leave you dreaming about when to make
nity Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, where members of the your next visit.
community can sign up for a T-Hill Basket that includes an assortment

OLD ORCUTT PA S O R O B L E S

SAN LUIS OBISPO NIPOMO

MAMA'S MEATBALL
Fine Italian Restaurant and Catering
Mama's Meatball has specialized in creating
seasonal menus by using only the finest and
freshest ingredients.
570 Higuera St. Suite 130-135 ADELINA’S BISTRO & MARKETPLACE
www.mamasmeatball.com Hand Crafted Meals by Chef Pandee Pearson Featuring Farmer’s Market Fresh Produce and Local Wines
805-544-0861 Minutes from town but a world away from the everyday. Located within the Monarch Club at Trilogy
1645 TRILOGY PARKWAY • NIPOMO • 805.343.7510 • www.adelinasbistro.com

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Orchid Hill Vineyard


Estate-Grown, Hand-Crafted, Quality Wines
by Lisa Pretty take place we find ourselves staying open late
to accommodate all the tasters in town.”
Orchid Hill wines are produced from the Jennifer also keeps a supply of cold wine on
51-acre estate vineyard located on the West- hand for those summer events so people can
side of Paso Robles. Owners Mike and Estrella pop into the tasting room and purchase a
Schenkhuizen fell in love with the Paso bottle to go and enjoy wine with music and a
Robles countryside and searched for a prop- picnic dinner.
erty with a house and a dream to one day For those who want to enjoy their wine in
retire in the area. Instead they purchased the the tasting room, there is plenty of room at
vineyard during a visit to the area in 1999 and the bar and a private lounge that can be
due to Estrella’s passion for the flower, named booked for private events or tastings. The
it Orchid Hill Vineyard. Although much of modern tasting room also functions as an art
the fruit from the vineyard is sold to other gallery with a local artist being featured every
wineries, Mike really wanted to showcase two months. This month, local artist and
what his grapes could do under his own label chef, Andre Averseng’s work will be on
and put a team in place to produce quality Sangiovese with wonderful blackberry, rasp- display. He specializes in watercolor land-
hand crafted wines. berry and smoky oak flavor. These new wines scapes that will warm the walls and provide
With a case production of 1200-1400 join the line-up of Calyx, a white blend, Viog- tasters with additional beautiful sites.
cases each year, the majority of the wine is nier, Muscat Canelli, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Be sure to stop by the Orchid Hill Vineyard
sold through the Orchid Hill Vineyard tasting Syrah and Zinfandel. The 2006 Zinfandel tasting room prior to the Wine Festival held
room located across from the park in down- Primi, a favorite in the tasting room, was in the Paso Robles Park on May 21st. For the
town Paso Robles. New to Orchid Hill Vine- awarded a 90-point rating by Wine Spectator. third year in a row, Orchid Hill will have a
yard is the release of their very first rosé – the Open daily from noon to 6 p.m. the tasting picnic lunch available for $10 including wine
2009 Grenache Rosé is a traditional, French- room is an ideal location for both locals and tasting.
style rosé with aromas of wild strawberry and visitors to the area. According to Tasting For additional information about Orchid
pomegranate. Also new to the Orchid Hill line Room Manager, Jennifer Holmes, “More and Hill Vineyard or to join their wine club visit
is the 2007 Anomaly Private Reserve, their more people are enjoying wine tasting prior www.orchidhillwine.com or call (805) 237-
first red blend produced. The Anomaly is a to dining at one of the downtown restaurants. 7525. The tasting room is located at 1140
robust blend of Syrah, Zinfandel and When events such as the concert in the park Pine Street, Paso Robles.

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Pianetta Winery – Bold, Flavorful Wines


By Carolyn Turner
Years before the name Pianetta became synonymous with award-
winning wines, it was known for growing world-class grapes. Pianetta
Vineyards began in 1996, when John Pianetta Jr. purchased 95 acres
about fourteen miles north of Paso Robles. Although John had a stint
in the military and a career in aviation prior to purchasing the land,
his farming roots ran much
deeper, spanning back four
generations of farmers in Cali-
fornia. John applied his knowl-
edge and the skills he’d learned
from working in the family
business, and planted 60 acres
to Syrah, Shiraz and Cabernet
Sauvignon. Initially he sold all Sunday through Thursday from 12 to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday
of the fruit to a couple of major from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The winery is open by appointment only. For
premium California wineries. more information, call (805) 226-4005, send an email to
A couple of years into info@pianettawinery.com or go to www.pianettawinery.com.
selling their grapes, one of the On the first Saturday of every month, check out Wine and the Arts
major wineries offered the idea in downtown Paso Robles, where Pianetta Winery features a new artist
John Pianetta and daughter, Caitlin
to create a wine label of their quarterly.
own, and thus Pianetta Winery was born. The first vintage was a huge
success with only 370 cases of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the
next nine years, Pianetta Winery grew to produce about 2,700 cases
of wines varying from Syrah to Petite Sirah, and Barbera to Sangiovese.
But one thing remains the same with each new vintage and each new
wine: a commitment to flavor.
Ask any winemaker to reveal the secret to making good wine, and
they’ll tell you the answer is in the grapes. Pianetta Vineyard is located
on a hillside above the Big Sandy River in Indian Valley, and benefits
from rich soil, lots of sun and a climate very similar to Paso Robles; all
key factors for producing extremely flavorful grapes. As both grower
and vintner, John also has the unique advantage to be able to create
bold and varietal-rich wines straight from the vineyard to your glass.
Make sure to stop by the Pianetta Winery tasting room in down-
town Paso Robles to try some of their award-winning wines. You will
most likely be greeted with a smile by John’s daughter Caitlin, or
sometimes even John himself. Make sure to try their flagship blend
Bilancio, which in Italian means “balanced”; this Syrah/Cabernet
Sauvignon blend lives up to its name and is a perfect balance of the
flavors of these two full-bodied grapes. Nonna’s Vino Rosato is also a
must-try this summer. Named for John’s mother, this fruity rosé offers
beautiful floral aromas with a mouthful of tropical fruit; a perfect
compliment to any occasion!
Vineyard and winery tours are also available by appointment only.
Yet no matter whether you’re visiting the tasting room or the vine-
yards, you’re sure to enjoy Pianetta Winery’s bold and flavorful wines.
The tasting room, located at 829 13th Street in Paso Robles, is open

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29th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival


Paso Wine Man Toasts the Future and the 29th Annual Wine Festival auction block. The top five bidders of each futures wine will
Experience the Future Now, during RESERVE’s NEW Futures Auction secure a case to take home once it has matured through the wine-
making process and is ready for release. The top bidder of each
Paso Wine Man returns to kick-off the 29th Annual Wine wine will take home a commemorative barrel head branded with
Festival, May 20-22. A Toast to Paso is the second in the 2011 the winery’s logo.
video series following, Zinfandel – Paso’s Wine, which received Beyond RESERVE, wine enthusiasts are invited to experience
more than 75,000 YouTube views since February. In this new the future through Paso Robles Wine Country’s newest video, A
video, Paso Wine Man leads the community from the vineyard to Toast to Paso (www.youtube.com) where the Downtown City
the winery and tasting room to the Downtown City Park for a Park serves as a Paso Wine Man’s co-star! The entire town
toast to the future and to the 29th Annual Wine Festival. The including winemakers, growers, proprietors, tasting room atten-
park is an iconic location for Wine Festival, as dants and the local community come together to
marquee events take place there throughout the toast in the Downtown Park which is symbolic of
weekend. All ticket levels are currently on sale at the Paso Robles Wine Festival.
www.pasowine.com including the Saturday The Park serves as the corridor for all Wine
Grand Tasting (2-6 p.m.), Saturday Wine Country Festival activities including the “marquee, of the
Auction & Dinner (6-10:30 p.m.) and the kick- marquee,” the Saturday Grand Tasting, starring
off to the entire weekend, Friday RESERVE event more than 80 Paso Robles wineries. Additional
(3:30-6 p.m.). Grand Tasting features include the Demonstration
RESERVE features some of Paso’s most cele- Kitchen, courtesy of Idler’s Appliances, Artisan
brated wines complemented by wine country Alley featuring local epicurean delights, live
cuisine from local and regional culinary masters. music by the Guy Budd Band and the Cheese,
One of the most exciting elements to RESERVE in Bread & Water Stations, featuring FIJI Water.
2011 is the addition of the new Futures Auction. The Wine Country Auction & Dinner follows
“Futures also known as ‘barrel samples’ have the Saturday Grand Tasting, from 6 to 10:30 p.m.
been featured during RESERVE since its inception Guests will sit with their favorite winemakers and
in 2008,” said Stacie Jacob, executive director of proprietors in an intimate setting, taste personally
the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. “The addition of a selected wines and delicious wine country cuisine. The evening’s
Futures Auction was a natural complement, allowing guests to highlight will be the live auction, giving guests the opportunity
not only sample an unreleased wine, but also bid to secure a case to take home rare lifestyle packages exclusive to Paso Robles
of these highly sought out and limited wines.” Wine Country. Funds raised through this auction, including the
Attendees are invited to not only toast, but taste the future, new Futures Auction, benefit San Luis Obispo County charities
now during RESERVE. More than 50 wineries feature wines in providing services in healthcare, education and greater commu-
four distinct categories including library, reserve, futures and nity services.
refreshing power white/rosé samples. Each of the seven wineries More information and tickets to RESERVE, the Grand Tasting
featuring futures (Anglim Winery, Caliza Winery, Clavo Cellars, or the Wine Country Auction & Dinner, are available on
Cypher Winery, Four Vines Winery, Silver Horse Winery and www.pasowine.com. In addition to these events, more than 140
Villicana Winery) will have five cases of wine available on the area wineries host special activities throughout the weekend
including winemaker dinners, winery and vineyard tours, food
pairings and cooking classes to complete your Paso Robles Wine
Festival Weekend.

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Lakeside Wine Festival Returns to Atascadero
Take one part beautiful lake food and have the opportunity to purchased by June 15th. After Guide, ColorCraft Printing, Fox
park, two parts great music and speak with winemakers and June 15th and at the gate, 11-TV,
food and 80 parts fantastic wine, chefs. Shuttle service will be tickets are $45 per person. KCOY 12-TV, NetSmith, The
mix them all together, and you available throughout the festival. Tickets are available at Tribune, Certified Folder Display
get the 16th Annual Atascadero Shuttle route information can Atascadero Main Street (6550 El Service Inc., H&R Block,
Lakeside Wine Festival sched- be found on the website at Camino Real), on the website at Spencer’s Market, Atascadero Pet
uled from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, www.AtascaderoWineFestival.co www.atascaderowinefestival.com Hospital & Emergency Center,
June 26th, at Atascadero Lake m. It’s the perfect time and place , by phone at (805) 462-0177 Wine Region News, Wine
Park. The festival is a benefit for to experience first-hand the and at the Central Coast Zoo Country Weekly, the City of Atas-
the Charles Paddock Zoo and diversity and world-class quality Society office located at 9305 cadero, the San Luis Obispo
other local community projects. of the region’s artisanal products. Pismo Avenue, Atascadero Lake County Regional Transit
“Over the last 15 years the Admission to the Atascadero Park, Atascadero. Authority, San Luis Obispo
festival has supported the Charles Lakeside Wine Festival is $40 Sponsors for this year’s event County Supervisor Jim Patterson
Paddock Zoo with more than per person if tickets are include the Access Visitors and Waste Management.
$100,000 in contributions,” said
Wine Festival committee chair-
person Barbie Butz. “This year
will be the biggest and best
festival ever and a tremendous
experience for wine-lovers.”
Butz confirmed the Atas-
cadero Lakeside Wine Festival
will once again feature some of
the best wines from 80 San Luis
Obispo County wineries, as well
as the music of the popular
Mighty Croon Dogs and food
offerings from a variety of local
chefs. Each attendee also receives
a commemorative wine glass.
The Atascadero Lakeside
Wine Festival is an annual cele-
bration of the viticulture in the
San Luis Obispo County Wine
Region. Wine and food lovers are
treated to a “Norman Rockwell”
atmosphere during a casual
evening of revelry unparalleled CHRONIC CELLARS
anywhere in San Luis Obispo 2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr.
County. Paso Robles, California
“The venue just can’t be beat,”
said Butz. “The rolling, lawn- Open Daily
covered slopes of the park 11:30am-5:30pm
provide many sites for relaxing,
sipping and savoring what the
Atascadero Lakeside Wine
Festival has to offer. The towering
oak trees provide a bounty of
shade and the picturesque lake is
the perfect backdrop for this
event.”
Visitors will sample wine and 805.237.7848 www.chroniccellars.com

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Preferred Tasting Room:


Robert Hall Winery
Celebrating 10 years Robert Hall in 50 states. Robert Hall will also are often booked for private parties,
be stepping up their international presence weddings and concerts, Robert Hall is plan-
by Lisa Pretty with distribution in 14 countries. Clearly this ning a large number of events open to the
Ten years ago Robert Hall decided to is not retirement for Robert; however, he general public to celebrate the winery’s ten
“retire” in Paso Robles with 40 acres of land. doesn’t mind at all, “I want to go to work each year anniversary. The celebrations will begin
He planned on planting grapes and perhaps day, I enjoy everything I do from spending on the official anniversary date, which
having a winery; however, no where in his time on the tractor to traveling to support our happens to be during Wine Festival weekend,
wildest dreams did he expect to have a sales team.” and will continue throughout the entire year.
winery with a national distribution, an The hospitality center located on Highway The winery will kick off Wine Festival
80,000 case production, a spectacular hospi- 46 East is a place Robert built with passion. Weekend on Friday May 20th with “Casino
tality center and to be honored with the His expansive background in hospitality Royale”. The casino evening includes live
Golden State Winery award. including restaurants, entertainment and entertainment by Nataly Lola, gaming chips,
Robert gives much of the credit for the liquor stores assisted him in his vision for tapas, dessert, and a glass of wine for $65/pp
winery’s success to several of his employees building a hospitality center which includes or $55/club. Then on the 22nd the tasting
who have been with him almost since the his love of wine, food and entertainment. The room will have its annual Wine Festival Open
beginning. His key long term employees tasting room located at the hospitality center House with the focus this year being a 10 year
include winemaker Don Brady, cellar master is open daily from 10-6 to provide visitors anniversary celebration. There will be food
Juan Contreras, vineyard manager Richard and locals with an opportunity to taste the and wine pairings, new releases, library wines
Raper, director of marketing Kim Murphy- wines that have been made with “the Essence and music by Rolf Gehrung. Head to Robert
Rodrigues and hospitality director Jeanice of Paso Robles™” and continue to win gold Hall and raise a glass to celebrate this 10-year
Reyes. “With my team of key individuals in and best of class awards time and time again. milestone this Wine Festival Weekend. Go to
place I am able to travel and know that my There is always cause for celebration at www.roberthallwinery.com to see all the
business is in good hands.” Robert Hall Winery and thanks to Robert’s exciting celebrations planned for the
Travel time is likely to increase for Robert vision the hospitality center has many event remainder of the year.
since he has recently given national distribu- facilities. The underground wine caverns, Robert Hall Winery is located at 3443 Mill
tion to Domaine Napa Wine Company. The spacious tasting room, wine library, Meritage Road, Paso Robles. The tasting room is open
distributor had been doing a fantastic job dining room, open-air amphitheatre, picnic daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more infor-
representing the brand in California for the areas and bocce ball courts are all available as mation, call (805) 239-1616 or go to
past eight years and will now represent perfect venues for celebrating. Although they www.roberthallwinery.com.

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Welcome to
P L E A S A N T VA L L E Y
J&J Cellars – Estate Wines from Eclectic Grapes
J&J Cellars is the culmination of an adventure the Judd family
began back in 1998. Jim Judd, head of the family and an accom-
plished aviator, was flying over his property, which he has owned for
35 years, and noticed all the new vines that had been planted in the
properties adjacent to his. Coming from five generations of fruit
farmers, the beautiful sight of the rolling hills trellised in vines
sparked his interest. When he sat down and discussed it with his
family, it ignited a passion in all of them to pursue this new venture
together.
At J&J Cellars great pride is taken in the estate grown wines made
from the eclectic variety of grapes they grow. However, they have
made a conscious effort to keep their pricing affordable. Their case
sales of Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon have struck a cord with
consumers who appreciate good quality as well as value. The cases
have been flying out the door! old oak tree as its centerpiece. It is complemented by an outdoor fire-
The tasting room is surrounded by a beautiful picnic area with an place, a terrace overlooking the vineyard, a bocce ball court and
horseshoe pits. It is an enticingly serene setting that invites many
return visitors.

MISSION
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SILVER HORSE
WINERY
2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel
805-467-WINE
Open Friday-Sunday 11-5
www.pleasantvalleywinetrail.com
or by appointment
Come see what everyone is talking about!

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WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | SAN LUIS OBISPO

Per Bacco Cellars Hosts 4th Annual SLO Wine & Grill Affair
Join some of San Luis Obispo’s best wineries for adults with mental illness; and support, resources
an affair like none other! The 4th Annual SLO Wine and education for their loved ones
& Grill Affair is an exciting event that benefits a Wineries will gather on the historic Filipponi
very special non-profit organization in SLO, Transi- Ranch at Per Bacco Cellars to compete in a friendly
tions Mental Health Association. Transitions- cook-off style event. Each winemaker will be on the
Mental Health Association is a non-profit organiza- grill ready to serve up a signature grilled dish to pair
tion that helps children and adults live, work and with their wines. Guests will vote on their favorite
grow in our community. TMHA operates 27 food and wine pairings to declare a “People’s
programs at over 35 locations that reach over 2,000 Choice” winner. There will also be a panel of local
people and 1,500 families in San Luis Obispo and “celebrity” judges to give us an official winner! Live
Santa Barbara counties. The emphasis of TMHA’s music, local chocolate, olive oil and cheese vendors
many services is to teach vital independent living will also be on hand to support Transitions.
skills, and build a framework for community re- This event has been a major success for the past
entry through personal empowerment and hands three years and this year is gearing up to be the best
on experience. For over 30 years, T-MHA has been yet! Don’t miss your chance to get tickets. Tickets
dedicated to providing housing, employment, case are $35 ($40 at the door). Call (805) 540-6526 or
management and life-skills support to teens and email wines@perbaccocellars.com for tickets.

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Wine Tasting at
AVIL A BEACH
Avila Beach is surrounded by gentle, sloping hills, which PREF
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define the look from the oceanside; two are open to the
public. Guests enjoy leisurely strolls out over the water,
and the pier-based restaurants, which always offer fresh
seasonal seafood. Avila is also an active fishing harbor SEE C
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with many fresh fish markets offering live crab, and fresh
PER BACCO
seafood. Kelsey CELLARS
See Canyon
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Wish You Were Here!


Oceanfront Wine Tasting
Unique gifts & apparel
Wines by the glass! Patio
480 Front St. Avila Beach is
805.595.9663 Open!
www.wildwoodwine.com
Open Daily 11-5, Fri & Sat 11-6

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Central Coast Wine Classic, July 7-10
The Central Coast Wine Classic Foundation is pleased to announce George Mavrothalassitis from Hawaii, and the exciting Rare & Fine
the grantees for funds from the 2011 Twenty-Seventh Annual Central Wine & Lifestyle Auction, featuring an array of fine wines and unique
Coast Wine Classic, to be held from July 7th through 10th, in Avila lifestyle excursions in California, the United States and around the
Beach, Shell Beach, San Simeon, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo and world to countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Africa, Australia and
Paso Robles. From net proceeds from the Wine Classic, the Founda- New Zealand.
tion funds specific projects for 501(c)3 non-profit corporations in San The full Schedule of Activities may be seen by visiting the Wine
Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County whose missions are in Classic website, www.centralcoastwineclassic.org. Information and
the Healing, Performing or Studio Arts. Over the past seven years the reservations may be obtained by calling (805) 544-1285, or by
Foundation has conferred grants totaling $1,615,943 to 76 such non- emailing archie@slonet.org.
profits. Grants for 2011 will be conferred in early October in San Luis
Obispo.
For 2011, the Wine Classic Foundation Board has chosen the
following beneficiaries: Avila Beach Civic Association, The Center for
Nanomedicine in Santa Barbara, Coast Caregiver Resource Center in
Santa Barbara, Friends of Hapitok in San Luis Obispo, Friends of the
Atascadero Martin Polin Library, Friends of the Visual Arts & Design
Academy in Santa Barbara, The Link Teens at Work Program in Atas-
cadero & San Miguel, Loaves & Fishes in Paso Robles, North County
Rape Crisis & Child Protection Center in Lompoc & Santa Maria,
Northern Chumash Cultural Preservation Kinship in San Luis Obispo,
Poetic Justice Project in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Master Chorale,
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, The Sexual Assault Recovery &
Protection Program of SLO County in San Luis Obispo, United Cere-
bral Palsy in San Luis Obispo and Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in
Santa Barbara.
Over the Twenty-Six-Year History of the Central Coast Wine
Classic, it has been recognized as one of the top charity wine auctions
in America and has been lauded by such eminent publications as Wine
Spectator, which is one of the event’s annual sponsors, among others.
A major benefit for San Luis Obispo County tourism, the Wine Classic
hosted patrons from thirty states and almost two hundred California
communities during the 2010 event. The Official Hotel venue of the
2011 Central Coast Wine Classic is now the Avila Lighthouse Suites,
directly across the street from the beach and park in Downtown Avila
Beach.
The theme for 2011 is “The rejuvenation of Avila Beach,” with
many of the activities taking place in and around Avila Beach. Activi-
ties include a Barrel Tasting, a Reserve Tasting, various Symposia on
specific wine types, such as Malbec, Special Wines from Around the
World, and Chardonnay from throughout California, as well as a
Cooking Demonstration hosted by San Francisco Bay Area Culinary
Icon, Narsai David, Winery Dinners, including an Outdoor Winery
Dinner Concert at the Avila Beach Resort featuring world-renowned
percussionist Airto Moreira and his Group, a Black-Tie Dinner at
Hearst Castle, featuring Chefs Roy Yamaguchi, D.K. Kodama and

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Pacif Santa Barbara.
Headlining the Festival on Sunday is Mavis Staples, a rock-and-roll
Hall of Famer, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and
National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. Rolling Stone Maga-
zine called her one of the greatest singers of all time.
Legendary ska and reggae band Toots & the Maytals will be the
highlight on Friday. The band won a Grammy in 2005 and was nomi-
nated for another in 2008.
Grammy-winning singer Mollie O’Brien and guitarist Rich Moore
take the main stage on Saturday. Their new album features sounds of
ragtime, jazzy blues, Dixieland, tango and saloon cabaret.
Ultimate Tex-Mex super group, the Texas Tornados are back! The
Tornados’ fusion of country, rock and roll, Mexican folk, R&B, polka
and various forms of roots music will rock Live Oak’s Main Stage on
Saturday. The Texas Tornados’ new album, ¡Está Bueno!, was named
one of the Americana Music Association’s Top 100 Albums for 2010.
The Wailin’ Jennys, described by Sing Out! Magazine as “one of the
most dynamic contemporary folk groups of the 21st century,” will
transport audiences on Sunday. The trio has knocked the socks off of
the folk music world with their unique blend of Americana, pop and
traditional folk.
Live Oak Music Festival tickets and complete festival information
are available at www.liveoakfest.org or by calling (805) 781-3030.
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Welcome to
LOMPOC WINE GHETTO
La Vie Vineyards
Q: What do two UC Santa Cruz graduates have in common?
A: The desire to get elated on good wine!!
La Vie means “the life” in French. Ariel and Angela Lavie have dedi-
cated their lives to producing great wine and making other people
happy (and inebriated!) Their love of wine and the finer moments in
life inspire their creations and fuel their passion for pure and natural
wine. Health, happiness and humor is present throughout the entire
winemaking process, as well as some good tunes. La Vie wines are
serenaded by a variety of music, (the extra ingredient is bass!)
Since 2000, only the best vineyards from the Central Coast have
been chosen as a source for the elegant and seductive wines under the allowing the vineyards and vintages to speak
La Vie label. The winemaking style is clean, traditional and purist, for themselves. The Lavies strive to pick the
fruit at optimal ripeness and balance to
capture the essence of each site and make
AMPELOS CELLARS each wine original.
312 North 9th Street, Lompoc
805-736-9957, www.ampeloscellars.com
La Vie produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay,
Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm Sangiovese, Viognier and Late Harvest Ries-
Artesanal Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, Vioginier & Rosé ling from renowned appellations such as Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Lucia
One of the first in US to be certified organic, biodynamic & sustainable Highlands, Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Barbara County. These
JALAMA WINES wines are structural and complex, and pair well with a variety of
308 North 9th Street, Unit C, Lompoc foods, enhancing the culinary experience. They are a delight at any
805-735-8937, www.jalamawines.com meal, but also taste exceptional by themselves. These wines are built
Friday-Sunday 12-5pm, or by appointment
Winemaker Mark Cargasacchi specializes in Pinot Noir and Syrah to age – they can be enjoyed now or three presidencies from now. The
from select vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County. Lavies also own a small micro-vineyard between Lompoc and
Buellton, which is hand farmed without any synthetic pesticides or
LA VIE VINEYARDS
308 N. 9th Street, Unit D, Lompoc
fertilizers and is the source of their Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir.
(805) 291-2111, www.lavievineyards.com Come visit their intimate tasting room in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto
Open Friday-Saturday 11am-5pm(ish) or by appt. to enjoy serious wines in a lighthearted environment. The wines are
Small-lot production Pinot Noir from multiple regions, delicious late harvest
made on site and stored in house to ensure the highest level of quality.
Chardonnay and Riesling. Stop by to meet the owner/winemakers and sample
rare and unique wines of superb quality. Cheers! Meet the owners Ariel and Angela, and enjoy delicious wines such as
La Vie Vineyards
“Pretty in Pinot,” “Rasta Rita,” and “Gonzo Red.” The $10 tasting fee is
LORING WINE COMPANY TASTING ROOM waived with purchase, and many of the limited production wines are
1591 E. Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc only available at the tasting room in Lompoc.
(805) 742-0478, www.LoringWineCompany.com
Open Friday through Sunday 12-5pm Celebrate love. Celebrate life. Celebrate it with La Vie.
We’re a small winery that produces tasty Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
and whatever else strikes our fancy : )
To Santa Maria Lompoc Wine Ghetto
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Palmina is a Californian celebration of the rich, wonderful lifestyle and atti- New Vineland
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Discover the Mountain Views


and Tasty Brews of Figueroa
Mountain Brewing Company
This family owned brewery, located in Buellton, is the dream-
turned-reality project of Jim and Jaime Dietehofer. They are also
joined by award-winning Master Brewer Jason Courtney, who brings
expertise and imagination to the creation of their flavorful beers.
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company’s core beer line-up is Davy
Brown Ale, the flagship beer and an American-style brown ale;
Paradise Road Pilsner a German-style lager in a nod to the Dieten-
“Time” (photograph)
hofer’s German ancestry; Danish Red an amber beer and homage to
the local Danish Community; Wrangler Wheat an American-style
Artwork by Johanna Gunther at Hefeweizen; and Hoppy Poppy IPA an India pale ale. From the unique
flavor combinations to the quality ingredients, each of their Santa Ynez
Carina Cellars Through May 31 Valley-inspired beers boast superior drinkability. The team at Figueora
Carina Cellars is proud to welcome local photographer, Mountain Brewing Company is committed to crafting quality beer that
Johanna Gunther, for her first show entitled “Moments in Time” celebrates their local region of Central California.
at Carina Cellars’ Los Olivos tasting room. Gunther is a freelance Opened in November 2010, this working brewery has a complete
photographer who has found a way to combine her love of art tasting room and offers tours to the general public. To learn more
and travel for this beautiful exhibition of her photographs. about Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company’s beer and brewery, visit
Focusing primarily on architectural and landscape elements, www.figmtnbrew.com or go to the company’s Facebook page.
Gunther uses her talent and appreciation for both black and
white as well as color images to bring a classic feel to her work.
As a Southern California native, Gunther has developed her
photography for over twenty years.
“I enjoy capturing the essence of a moment, an angle or the
perfect light,” said Gunther. “I focus on seeing beauty in the ordi-
nary and sharing that magic with others.
“Moments in Time” will be on display through Tuesday, May
31 in the Carina Cellars Tasting Room at 2900 Grand Avenue in
Los Olivos, CA. The tasting room is open daily from 11a.m. to
5p.m. For more information go to www.carinacellars.com or call
(805) 688-2459, and you can also visit Gunther’s personal
website at www.photosbyjohanna.com.

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – SANTA MARIA | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH

First Fridays at Firestone – Free Concert Series


Starting May 6th, through September 2nd, enjoy monthly concerts
at the beautiful Firestone Los Olivos property! This is a free event that
you can enjoy with your whole family, children and pets are welcome
to join.
Enjoy Firestone wines by the glass or by the bottle; the tasting room
will offer wine specials all night long. The Flavors food truck will be on
site selling Tri-Tip sandwiches so come and celebrate a wine country
summer! You are welcome to bring a picnic. All concerts run from 6 to
9 p.m. No RSVP is required, walk-ins are welcome! For more informa-
tion, email kbalentine@firestonewine.com.
• Friday, May 6th – Valley Road Band
• Friday, June 3rd – Vineyard Bird Band
• Friday, July 1st –· The Koles
• Friday, August 5th – Burning James and the Funky Flames
• Friday, September 2nd – Do No Harm
The Santa Ynez Valley winery tasting room offers one of the Central
Coast’s most comfortable and comprehensive visitor experiences, To San Luis Obispo
(32 miles)
including daily winery tours and extensive picnic facilities. Archive 1
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www.santamariavalleywinecountry.com (17 miles)
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On the Santa Maria Wine Trail


www.santamariawines.com

Now open 7 days


For Wine Country Events, check the online
calendar at WineCountryThisMonth.com. Open 10:30-5:00 Open 10:30-4:30
2485 Highway 46 West 5230 Tepusquet Road
While you’re on the website,
Paso Robles, CA Santa Maria, CA
sign up for the Email Newsletter 805-237-7896 805-938-7896
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Wine Tasting in
SPECIALIZING IN
SANTA BARBARA &
CENTRAL COAST
PINOT NOIRS
LOS OLIVOS
2905 GRAND AVE
LOS OLIVOS
805-688-7406
Visit Carina Cellars
thelosolivostastingroom.com
There’s an old French proverb that states that “in water, one sees
one’s own reflection; but in wine one sees reflected the heart of
another”. If this is true, then there are many hearts to be seen reflected
“Vineyard Crafted Wines” in each sip of Carina Cellars wine.
What began in 2002 as an exciting dream between owner David
Hardee and winemaker Joey Tensley, has since grown to become
V I N E YA R D S known as a leading producer in high-quality Rhône-style wines.
Tensley’s passion for winemaking stems from a career built on expe-
rience; after graduating high school in Bakersfield he moved to Santa
Barbara and immediately became involved with the wine industry.
Open daily 11-5,
2434 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos Beginning his career at Fess Parker, Babcock and Beckman wineries,
(805) 688-0400 • www.stolpmanvineyards.com Tensley moved on to create his own label, Tensley wines, in 1998,
and although he has never received a formal education, Tensley is
credited with creating some of the most outstanding wines on the
Central Coast.
Hardee too was bit by the “wine bug” early on. While still in
college Hardee had already begun his odyssey of collecting wines
from around the world, and when he became a practicing attorney, he
Come see why Robert Parker, Jr. said...
built his first wine cellar. After moving to Santa Barbara in 1996,
“Production is small, but these wines Hardee became actively involved in the local wine community with a
are well worth seeking out!” dream to begin his own winery. His dream came true only six years
Open Daily 11-5 later.
2901 A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos
A few years later, publications such as Wine Spectator recognized
805-693-9644 2 for 1 Tasting
www.AndrewMurrayVineyards.com with this ad the high-quality wines that Carina Cellars boasts, with 91-point
scores on two of their signature blends: the 2007 Clairvoyant (a blend

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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(7% Viognier, 93% Syrah). Tensley prides himself on sourcing grapes Longoria
from some of the best growers in the Santa Ynez Valley, noting that Consilience
you “can’t make good wine from bad fruit”. The Carina Cellars lineup Tre Anelli Alexander
LOSOLIVOSTASTINGROOM & Wayne
also includes vineyard-designate Syrahs, Viognier, and their flagship

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blend the Iconoclast, 67% Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa blended

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yards and winery in Paso Robles. A visit to either of Carina Cellars’
tasting rooms will allow you to taste some world-class Rhone-style ROBLAR AVE
wines, and allow you to experience the amount of heart that the ALAMO
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N. REFUGIO RD
Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, open Friday through Monday 11 a.m. to
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events at both locations!

Mother’s Day Brunch QUPÉ Tasting Room


Catered brunch paired with a tasting
featuring the wines of:
of Lincourt wines in the barrel room. QUP ¥ VERDAD ¥ ETHAN
$35 ($25 wine club members)

2963 Grand Avenue, Los


1711 Alamo Pintado Rd. May 8th ~ 10am-12pm Olivos
Open Daily from 10am-5pm For reservations, call (805) 686-4200
www.lincourtwines.com 805-688-8554

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Wine Tasting in
SOLVANG
Visit Sevtap Winery
by Carolyn Turner
“Drink good wine”. A simple motto for a man whose namesake
winery produces some incredibly intriguing and complex wines. Ertu-
gral “Art” Sevtap is the owner and winemaker of Sevtap winery, which
came onto the Santa Ynez Valley wine scene in 2008 with only a few
hundred cases of hand-crafted Bordeaux-style wines, produced with
fruit from several prominent vineyards throughout the Central Coast.
A couple years later Art had more than tripled
his production, as well as opened the doors to
his tasting room in downtown Solvang. Yet the Art’s constant desire to learn more about
journey to the fulfillment of this dream offered different grapes and their characteristics and
several interesting turns along the way. personalities led him to discover his love for
Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Art immigrated to Bordeaux varietals, which he uses to create
the US in 1992 to attend school for deep sea innately simple yet delicious wines such as his
diving in Irvine, but a last minute decision 2008 Beren (60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvi-
brought him to Santa Barbara instead. Once here gnon), 2009 Namaste Rosé (75% Cabernet Franc,
he attended Santa Barbara City College to study Marine Technology, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon), 2009 Simplicity Rosé (Merlot Blanc), and
and after a couple years, moved to New Orleans as an Underwater most recently the 2010 Birtanem (100% Sauvignon Blanc), which is
Construction Worker for the oil rigs and pipelines. During this time, Turkish for “Sweetheart”.
Art loved watching Chef Emeril Lagassi’s cooking show on the Food Stop by the Sevtap Winery tasting room in downtown Solvang
Network, so three years later he gave up life at sea for a job at Emeril’s located at 1576 Copenhagen Drive #1 and you’ll be able to enjoy a
restaurant, Nola in the French Quarter of New Orleans. tasting with Art himself, while admiring (and maybe even adding to)
In time, Art came back to Santa Barbara where he worked at Pierre the chalkboard adorned walls. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and
Lafond and drove for Jeep Tours throughout Santa Ynez Valley. As a Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., there are often musical guests
chef, Art had always appreciated wine, but now his passion for food playing on the weekends, but you can also start your own jam session
and wine became clear. He began to take vineyard management and with the guitars provided. Visit www.sevtapwinery.com for more infor-
chemistry classes at Hitchcock University as well as UC Davis exten- mation. Sometimes it’s the simplest things in life that lead to the most
sion, which helped him land his first wine job in production at Kalyra. happiness. Drink good wine!

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Taste of the Central Coast, June 26


Don’t miss the Taste of the Central Coast, Santa Barbara County on June Transitional Housing Services; Early Interven-
26th at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. This elegant afternoon event will take tion and Prevention Services; and Community-
place at the Flag is Up Farms in Solvang. Tickets are $75 per guest and can Linked Services. The agency’s mission is “to
be purchased by calling the Family Care Network at (805) 781-3535 or enhance the wellbeing of children and families
online at tasteofthecentralcoast.com. in partnership with the community,” and is dedi-
The Taste of the Central Coast was established as a fine food and wine cated to serving foster and high-needs children,
tasting event, showcasing local talent while raising funds to support the over youth and families by surrounding them with
1,300 foster and high-needs children and families served annually by the compassionate assistance, care and guidance. To
Family Care Network. The event features top savory and pastry chefs, world learn more about the Family Care Network, the
class wineries and live music, in addition to a silent and live auction. services it provide and how you can become
The Family Care Network also honors members of the community with involved, visit the agency’s website at
the “Circle of Serving” award at the event. Established in 2006, this award www.fcni.org.
is given to individuals who exemplify what it means to enhance the lives of
children and families on the Central Coast.
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PASO ROBLES AREA Christian Lazo – Paso Robles Thu-Mon 12-7 Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles By
840 13th St, Suite F; 805 226-8820 Sat 10-7 X X 5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808 Appt X X
Adelaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 10-5
5805 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 805 239-8980 X X X CHRONIC CELLARS – Paso Robles Daily Graveyard Vineyards – San Miguel By
2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 237-7848 11:30-5:30 X X 6990 Estrella Road; 805 467-2043 Appt X X X
Albeno Munari – Paso Robles Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed 11-5
725 12th Street; 805 239-9176 Thu-Sat 11-6 X X Chumeia Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily GreMark Vnyds – Paso Robles By
8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102 10-5 X X 5325 Rancho La Loma Linda; 805 237-0154 Appt X X
Alta Colina – Paso Robles Th-Su
2725 Adelaida Rd; 805 227-4191 11-5 X X Cinquain Cellars – San Miguel By apt Grey Wolf Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
6404 Independence Ranch Pl; 805 400-5978 X X 2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771 11-5:30 X X
AmByth Estate – Templeton By
510 Sequoia Lane; 805 305-9497 appt X X Clautiere Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily HALTER RANCH VNYD– Paso Robles Daily
1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789 12-5 X X 8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 11-5 X X
ANGLIM WINERY – Paso Robles Th-Mo 11-6
740 Pine St; 805-227-6813 or by Appt X X Clavo Cellars – Templeton Daily HammerSky Vineyards– Paso Robles Fr-Su
315 South Main St; 805-226-0174 12-5 X X 7725 Vineyard Drive; 949 338-7813 By Appt X X
Arroyo Robles– Paso Robles Daily
739 12th St; 877-759-WINE 11-7 X X Clayhouse Wines – Paso Robles Daily Hansen Vineyard – Templeton Fr-Sun
849 13th St; 805 238-7055 11-6 X X 5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 11-5 X X
Asuncion Ridge – Paso Robles Daily 12:30-6
729 13th Street; 805 237-3780 Fri-Sat till 8 X X Harmony Cellars – Harmony Sum 10-5:30
CROAD VINEYARDS 3255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805 927-1625 Win 10-5 X X
August Ridge – Creston Fr 12-5
8790 E. Highway 41; 805 239-2455 Sa-Su 11-5 X X ~ Kiwi Hour – 2:00-3:00 p.m. ~ Hearst Ranch – San Simeon Tue-Sun
50% off wine by the glass! 442 SLO San Simeon Rd; 805 927-4100 11-5 X X
B & E Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-5
10,000 Creston Rd; 805-238-4815 or By Appt X X 3550 Vinedo Robles Lane, Paso Robles HEARTHSTONE– Paso Robles Daily
805-226-9899 5070 Vineyard Dr; 805 238-2544 10-5 X X
Barrel 27 Wine Co – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-5
2323 Tulley Rd #110; 805-237-1245 or By Appt X X Open 11-5 Thursday-Monday Hidden Oak – Templeton Fr-Sun
4671 South El Pomar; 805 237-9315 11-5 X X
Bassetti Vineyards – Cambria By D’Anbino Cellars – Paso Robles Fri-Sun
1191 N. Green Valley Rd; 805-927-1925 Appt X X Hope Family Wines – Paso Robles Fr-Sa
710 Pine St; 805-227-6800 12-6 X X 1585 Live Oak Road; 805 238-4112 10-4 X X
Bear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles Open when Daou Vineyards – Paso Robles By appt
840 13th Street, Suite G ; 805-238-4329 flag is flying X X Hug Cellars – Paso Robles Thu-Mon 11-5
2777 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805 527-6455 X X 2323 Tuley Rd; 805-226- 8022 & By Appt X X X
Bella Luna – Templeton Fr-Su Dark Star Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su
1850 Templeton Rd; 805-434-5477 10-5 X X HUNT CELLARS – Paso Robles Sum 10:30-6
2985 Anderson Rd; 805-237-2389 10:30-5 X X 2875 Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600 Win 10:30-5 X X
Berardo Vineyards – Paso Robles Weekends Denner Vineyards & Winery – Paso Robles
3280 Township Rd; 805-239-9432 12-5 X X J& J CELLARS – San Miguel Fri-Sun
5414 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-4287 Daily 11-5 X X 2850 Ranchita Canyon; 805-467-2891 11-5 X X
Bianchi Winery – Paso Robles Daily Derby Wine Estates – Paso Robles Fr-Mo J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES Daily
3380 Branch Rd; 805-226-9922 10-5 X X 5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300 11-5 X X 6169 Airport Rd, Paso Robles; 805-239-8900 10-5 X X
Black Hand Cellars – Cambria Weekends & holidays Doce Robles – Paso Robles Daily J. Paul Rosilez – Paso Robles Daily
766 Main Street, Suite B ; 805-712-WINE 11-5 X X 2023 Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766 10-5:30 X X 4889 Dry Creek Rd; 805-226-0550 11-5 X X
Bodegas Paso Robles– Paso Robles Daily 12:30-6 Donati Family Vnyd – Templeton Daily 10-5 Jack Creek Cellars – Templeton Mon 11-3, Thu 11-4
729 13th Street; 805 237-3780 Fri-Sat till 8 X X Corner of 46 West & Vineyard Dr; 805-238-0676 X X 5265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 X X
Booker Vineyard – Paso Robles Thu-Sun Donatoni Winery – Paso Robles Sa-Su 12-5 JADA WINERY – Paso Robles Thu-Mon
2640 Anderson Road; 805-237-7367 11-5 X X 3225 Township Rd; 805-226-0620 Or By Appt X 5620 Vineyard Dr; 805 226-4200 11-5 X X X
Brian Benson Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su Dover Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su Justin Winery – Paso Robles Daily
2985 Anderson Rd; 805-296-9463 10:30-5 X X 4520 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0101 11-5 X X 11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 238-6932 10-6 X X X
CALCAREOUS – Paso Robles Daily Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery – Paso Robles Kaleidos – Paso Robles By
3430 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289 11-5 X X 1953 Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Th-Mo 11-5 X X 1990 Township Road; 805 226-0828 Appt X X
Caliza Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-4:30 Eagle Castle Winery – Paso Robles Daily KENNETH VOLK – Paso Robles Daily
2570 Anderson Rd; 805-237-1480 or by appt X X 3090 Anderson Rd; 805-227-1428 10:30-5:30 X X X 2485 Hwy 46W; 805 237-7896 10:30-5 X X
Caparone Winery – Paso Robles Daily EBERLE WINERY – Paso Robles Win-10-5 Kiamie Wine Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo
2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827 11-5 X X X 3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607 Sum 10-6 X X X 1111 Riverside Ave, Ste 102; 805 226-8333 11-6 X X X
CARINA CELLARS – Paso Robles Daily Écluse Wines – Paso Robles Fr-Sun Kukkula – Templeton Fri-Sun
3525 Adelaida Rd; 415-309-2046 11-5 X X X 1520 Kiler Canyon Rd; 805 238-4998 11-4 X X 9525 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 227-0111 11-5
Carmody McKnight Estate Wines – Paso Robles EDWARD SELLERS – Paso Robles Daily L’Aventure Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su 11-4
11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X X 1401 Hwy 46 West; 805 239-8915 10-5 X X 2815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588 Mo-We by Appt. X X
Cass Vineyards – Paso Robles Sa-Su 11-6 EOS ESTATE WINERY – Paso Robles Daily Lago Giuseppe – Templeton By Appt.
7350 Linne Rd; 805-239-1730 Mo-Fr 12-5 X X 2300 Airport Rd; 805-591-8050 11-5 X X 8345 Green Valley Rd, 46 W; 805-237-7300 Only X X
CASTORO CELLARS – Templeton Daily Falcon Nest Winery – Paso Robles Daily Le Cuvier – Paso Robles Fr-Su
1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 10-5:30 X X 5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227 10-7:30 X X 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-238-5706 12-5
Cayucos Cellars – Cayucos Daily 11-5:30 Four Sisters Ranch – San Miguel By Linne Calodo – Paso Robles Daily
131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036 Closed Tue X X 6961 Estrella Rd; 805 526-9242 Appt X X 3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 10-4:30 X X
Cerro Prieto Vnyd – Paso Robles By Cypher Winery – Templeton Daily LE VIGNE WINERY – Paso Robles Sum 11-6
810 11th St, Paso Robles; 805 238-9456 Appt X X 3750 Hwy 46 West; 805 237-0055 11-6 X X 5115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 Win 11-5 X X X
Changala Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su By Fratelli Perata – Paso Robles By Locatelli – San Miguel Fr-Su
3770 Willow Creek Road; 805-226-9060 11-5 Appt X X 1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809 Appt X X 8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 1l-4 X X
Chateau Margene – Creston Sat-Sun Frolicking Frog – Atascadero By Loma Linda Vineyards – Paso Robles By
4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321 12-5 X X 14490 San Miguel Rd; 805 466-0779 Appt X X 5155 Rancho La Loma Linda Dr: 805 227-7172Appt X X
Chateau Margene – Paso Robles Daily FS Cellars – Paso Robles Thu-Sun Lone Madrone – Paso Robles Daily
6996 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805 238-3500 11- 5 X X 1337 Vendels Circle; 805-226-8989 11-6 X X 2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0845 10:30-5 X X

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Maloy O’Neill – Paso Robles Daily Rio Seco – Paso Robles Daily Twilight Cellars– Paso Robles Thur-Sun
5725 Union Rd; 805 238-6430 10-5 X X 4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884 11-5 X X 2740 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805-226-9907 11-5 X X
MERIDIAN VINEYARDS – Paso Robles Daily RiverStar Vnyds – San Miguel Fri-Mon Tobin James Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133 10-5 X X 7450 Estrella Rd; 805 467-0086 12-5 X X 8950 Union Rd; 805-239-2204 10-6 X X
Meritage Wine Tasting – Paso Robles Sun 11-5 X X RN Estate Winery – Paso Robles By Tolo Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Mo
810 11th St; 805 238-9456 Mon-Thu 11-8 Fri-Sat 11-11 7986 North River Rd; 805 610-9802 Appt X X 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-2282 11-5 X X
Midnight Cellars – Paso Robles Fri 10-5 ROBERT HALL – Paso Robles Daily Win 10-5 Treana Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Sa
2925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904 Sum 10-5:30 X X 3443 Mill Rd; 805-239-1616 Sum 10-6 X X X 1585 Live Oak Rd; 805 238-4112 10-4 X X
Minassian-Young – Paso Robles Thu-Su Rockin’ R Wine – Paso Robles Fri-Sun Turley Wine Cellars – Templeton Daily
4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571 11-5 X X 8500 Union Rd, Ste C; 805 835-8529 11-5 X X 2900 Vineyard Dr; 805-434-1030 9-5 X X
Rocky Creek Cellars – Templeton Daily Venteux Vineyards – Templeton Daily
Mitchella Vineyard – Paso Robles Fr-Su 12-5 1795 Las Tablas Rd; 805-369-0127 10-5 X X
2525 Mitchella Ranch Way; 805 239-8555 or by appt X X 8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919 11-5 X X
ROTTA WINERY – Templeton Daily Veris Cellars – Templeton Win 11-5
Mondo Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 1266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319 Sum 11-6 X X X
250 Winery Road; 805-237-0510 10-6 X X
3260 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 226-2925 11-6 X X X
Roxo Port Cellars – Paso Robles Mo,We,Th 12-8 Via Vega Vnyd & Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 11-5
Moonstone Cellars – Cambria Daily 810 11th St, at Meritage; 805 464-0922 Fr,Sa 12-10, Su 12-6 X X 2378 Adobe Rd; 805-423-2190 or By Appt X X
801 Main St, Suite C; 805-927-9466 11-5 X X
San Antonio Winery – Paso Robles Daily Victor Hugo Winery – Templeton By
Nadeau Family Vintners – Paso Robles Fr-Su 2610 Buena Vista; 805 226-2600 10-6 X X 2850 El Pomar Dr; 805-434-1128 Appt X X
3860 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-3574 12-5 X X Vihuela Winery – at V2,Paso Robles Su,Mo,We.Th 11-5
San Marcos Creek – Paso Robles Daily
NINER WINE ESTATE – Paso Robles Daily 7750 North Hwy 101; 805-467-9260 11-5 X X 840 11th St, Ste 104; 805-835-4304 Fr-Sa 11-7 X X
2400 Highway 46 West; 805-239-2233 10-5 X X Villicana Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su
Sarzotti Winery – Templeton Thu-Sun 11-5 2725 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-9456 11-5 X X
Norman Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily 180 Bella Rancy Rd; 805 226-2022 or By Appt X X
7450 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0138 11-5 X X Villa Creek Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-5
Sculpterra – Paso Robles Fri-Sun 5995 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805 238-7145 & By Appt X X
Opolo Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily 5015 Linne Road, 805-226-8881 10-5 X X
7110 Vineyard Dr; 805-238-9593 10-5 X X Villa San Juliette – San Miguel By
Sextant Wines – Paso Robles Fri-Mon 6385 Cross Canyon Rd; 805 550-0522 Appt X X
ORCHID HILL VINEYARD Daily 3502 Dry Creek Rd, #B9-11; 805 542-0133 12-5 X X
1140 Pine St, Paso Robles; 805-237-7525 12-6 X X Vina Robles – Paso Robles Sum 10-6
SILVER HORSE 3700 Mill Rd; 805-227-4812 Win 10-5 X X
Ortman Family Vnyds – Paso Robles Daily 12-5
1317 Park Street; 805-237-9009 Fr-Sat 12-7 X X WINERY Vines on the Marycrest – Paso Robles Fri-Sat 11-5
2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel 5050 Mustard Creek Rd; 805 237-0378 Sun 10-4 X X
Oso Libre Winery – Paso Robles Wed-Mon
7383 Vineyard Dr; 805 238-3378 11-5 X X 805-467-WINE Vista Del Rey – Paso Robles Su 11-5
Open Friday-Sunday 11-5 7340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 By Appt X X
Pasoport Wine Co – Paso Robles Fri-Sun or by appointment
5940 Union Rd; 805 239-2229 11-5 X X Vivant Winery – at V2,Paso Robles Su,Mo,We.Th 11-5
Come see what everyone is talking about! 840 11th St, Ste 104; 805-835-4304 Fr-Sa 11-7 X X
PASO WINE CENTRE– Paso Robles Tue-Thu 4-9
Sharp’s Hill – Poured at Vinoteca, Paso Robles Westburg Cellars – Paso Robles 3rd weekend 12-4
1240 Park St; 805 239-2229 Fri-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-7 X X 3180 Willow Creek Rd; 805 238-9321 or by appt X X
835 12th St; 805 227-7154 Mo-Th 4-9, Fri & Sa 4-11 X X
Peachy Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Daily Whalebone Vineyard – Paso Robles Mon-Fri 11-5
1480 N. Bethel Rd; 805-239-1918 11-5 X X Skyhawk Lane – Cambria Thu-Tue
821 Cornwall St; 805 350-5049 11-5 8325 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-9020 Sat-Sun 10-5:30 X X
Pear Valley – Paso Robles Daily Wild Coyote Winery – Paso Robles Daily
4900 Union Road; 805 237-2861 11-5 X X Stacked Stone Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 11-5
1525 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7872 Su 12-5 X X 3775 Adelaida Rd; 805-610-1311 11-5 X X
Penman Springs – Paso Robles Thu-Sun WILD HORSE WINERY – Templeton Daily
1985 Penman Springs Dr; 805-237-7959 11-5 X X Stanger Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-5
5225 Hwy 41; 805 238-4777 & By Appt X X 1484 Wild Horse Winery Ct; 805-434-2541 11-5 X X
Per Cazo Cellars – Paso Robles By Starr-Ranch – Paso Robles By Windward Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily
5325 Vineyard Dr; 805 227-4949 Appt X 1380 Live Oak Rd; 805-239-2565 10:30-5 X X
9320 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 227-0144 Appt X X
PIANETTA – Paso Robles Sun-Thurs 12-6 Zenaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
Steinbeck – Paso Robles Fri-Sun 1550 Hwy 46 West; 805-227-0382 11-5 X X X
829 13th St; 805-226-4005 Fri-Sat 11-7 X X X 5940 Union Rd; 805 238-1854 11-5 X X
Pipestone – Paso Robles Th-Mo ZinAlley – Templeton Fri-Sun
Stephen’s Cellar – Templeton Most weekends 3730 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0959 11-5 X X
2040 Niderer Rd; 805-227-6385 11-5 X X 7575 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-2412 11-4 X X
Poalillo Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily Zoller Wine Styling – Paso Robles Mon-Sat 11-6
Still Waters Vineyards – Paso Robles Th-Mo 525A Pine St; 805 226-9707 Sun 11-5 X X
7970 Vineyard Drive; 805-238-0621 12-5 X X 2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231 11-5 X X
Pomar Junction – Templeton Th-Mo Summerwood – Paso Robles Daily 10-5:30 S A N TA M A RG A R I TA
5036 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-238-9940 11-5 X X 2175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365 Summer till 6 X X Ancient Peaks – Santa Margarita Th-Mo
PRETTY SMITH – San Miguel Fr-Su Tablas Creek – Paso Robles Daily 22720 El Camino Real; 805-365-7045 11-5:30 X X X
13350 River Rd; 805-467-3104 11-5 X X 9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231 10-5 X X X Pozo Valley – Santa Margarita Fr-Su
Proulx – Paso Robles Thu-Mon 2200 El Camino Real; 805-286-7172 12-5 X X
Tackitt Family– San Miguel We-Su
5424 Vineyard Drive; 805-226-2800 11-5 X X 6640 Von Dollen Rd; 805 467-9490 11-5 SAN LUIS OBISPO
Rabbit Ridge – Paso Robles Fri-Sun Tassajara Cellars – San Miguel Fri-Sun 11-5 ALAPAY CELLARS – Avila Beach Daily
1172 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3331 11-5 X X In the barrel room at Silver Horse; 805-239-8511 X X 415 First St; 805-595-2632 10:30-6 X X
Ranchita Canyon – San Miguel Fri-Mon Terrace Hill – San Miguel Sat-Sun Aron Hill Vineyards – Morro Bay Daily 12-6
3439 Ranchita Canyon Road; 805 467-9448 11-5 X X 2620 Olive Poppy Ln; 805-467-1906 11-5 X X X 845 Embarcadero Rd, F; 805-610-5751 Win Thu-Mon X X
Rangeland Wines – Paso Robles By Terry Hoage – Paso Robles By Appt Au Bon Climat– Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys
10425 Klau Mine Road; 805 674-9232 Appt X X 870 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2083 Fri-Sun 11-4 X X 911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X X
Red Soles – Paso Robles Daily Thacher Winery – Paso Robles Fri-Sun 11-5 BAILEYANA ESTATE – San Luis Obispo Daily
3230 Oakdale Rd; 805-226-9898 11-5 X X 8355 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0087 & By Appt X X 5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 10-5 X X

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Barnwood Winery – Arroyo Grande Daily Bedford – Los Alamos Daily Beckmen Vineyards – Los Olivos Daily
453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 888-809-VINE 11-5 X X 448 Bell St; 805-344-2107 11-5 X X 2670 Ontiveros ; 805-688-8664 11-5 X X
Bishop’s Peak Wines – Arroyo Grande Daily Cambria Winery – Santa Maria Daily Bin 2860 – Los Olivos Sun-Thu 11-7
3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 10-4:30 X X 5475 Chardonnay Lane; 805 938-7318 10-5 X X 2860 Grand Ave; 805 693-8537 Fri-Sat 11-8 X X
Center of Effort Wine – Arroyo Grande By Core Wine – Orcutt Wed 1-5, Thu 4-5, Fri 1-8, Sat 12-6 BLAIR FOX CELLARS – Los OlivosFri-Sun 12-5
2199 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805 782-9463 Appt X X 145 S. Gray Street, Ste 103; 805 937-1600 Sun 12-5 X X 2902 San Marcos Ave, B; 805 691-1678 Or By Appt X X
Cerro Caliente – San Luis Obispo Fr-Su COSTA DE ORO – Santa Maria Open daily 11-6 Brander Vineyard – Los Olivos Sum 10-5
831 A Via Esteban; 805-544-2842 11-5 X X 1331 S. Nicholson Ave; 805-922-1468 Fri till 8 X X 2401 Refugio Rd; 805- 688-2455 Win 11-4 X X
CHAMISAL VINEYARDS – San Luis Obispo Cottonwood Canyon – Santa Maria Thurs-Sun Brophy Clark Cellars – at Los Olivos Tasting Room
7525 Orcutt Rd; 805-541-9463 Daily 10-5 X X 3940 Dominion Rd; 805-937-VINE 10-5 X X X 2905 Grand Ave; 805-929-4830 Daily 11-6 X X
Claiborne & Churchill – San Luis Obispo Daily Curtis Winery – Los Olivos Daily BYRON VNYD – Los Olivos Tasting Room
2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd; 805-544-4066 11-5 X X 5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-6 X X 2367 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805 938-7365 Daily 11-5 X X
EDNA VALLEY VINEYARD – San Luis Obispo Demetria – Los Olivos By Carhartt Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily
2585 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-544-5855 Daily 10-5 X X
6701 Foxen Canyon R; 805 686-2345 Appt X X 2990A Grand Ave; 805-688-0685 11-5 X X
Kelsey See Canyon – San Luis Obispo
1947 See Canyon Rd; 805-595-9700 Daily 11-5:30 X X X Fess Parker – Los Olivos Daily CARINA CELLARS – Los Olivos Daily
6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X X 2900 Grand Ave, A; 805-688-2459 11-5 X X
Kynsi Winery – Arroyo Grande Th-Mo
2212 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805-544-8461 11-5 X X FIRESTONE VINEYARDS – Los Olivos COGHLAN VINEYARD – Los Olivos Thurs-Mon
5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 Daily 11-5 X X X 2366 Alamo Pintado; 805-686-2395 11-5 X X
LAETITIA VINEYARD – Arroyo Grande
453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 Daily 11-5 X X Foxen Vineyard – Santa Maria Daily Consilience – Los Olivos Daily
7200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-4251 11-4 X X 2933 Grand Ave; 805-691-1020 11-5 X X
Margerum– Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys
911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X X KENNETH VOLK VINEYARDS – Santa Maria Coquelicot – Los Olivos Daily 11-5
5230 Tepusquet Rd; 805-938-7896 Daily 10:30-4:30 X X X 2884 Grand Ave; 805-688-1500 Sat 10-5 X X
Monterey Street Wine Co – San Luis Obispo
1255 Monterey St; 805-541-1255 Tue-Wed 1:30-7, Thu-Sat 1:30-9 X X Koehler – Los Olivos Daily Daniel Gehrs Winery – Los Olivos Daily 10-6
5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X X 2939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 Win till 5 X X
Morovino – Avila Beach Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 12-5
76 Landing Passage; 805-627-1443 Fri-Sat 12-6 X X Labyrinth – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang DRAGONETTE – Los Olivos Thu-Mon
NADIA – Arroyo Grande 2717 Aviation Way; 805-268-4155 Daily 10-5 X X 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-693-0077 11-5 X X
453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 Daily 11-5 X X La Fenêtre – Santa Maria By Epiphany Cellars – Los Olivos Daily
PER BACCO CELLARS – San Luis Obispo 2717 Aviation Way; 310-977-5615 Appt X X 2963 Grand Ave; 866-354-9463 11- 5:30 X X
1850 Calle Joaquin Rd; 805-787-0485 Daily 11-5 X X X Martian Ranch – Los Alamos By E&T WINES – Los Olivos Thur-Mon
Phantom Rivers – Arroyo Grande Sun-Thu 12-5 8900 Alisos Canyon Rd; 310-804-1292 Appt X X 2901C Grand Ave; 866-688-6081 11:30- 5 X X
211 E. Branch St; 805-481-WINE Fri 12-9, Sat 12-7 X X McKeon-Philips – Santa Maria Fri-Sun 11-6 Evans Ranch – Los Olivos Daily
Piedra Creek Winery – San Luis Obispo By 2115 S Blosser Rd, #114; 805-928-3025 Or by appt X X 2901 Grand Ave; 805 688-0558 10-5 X X X
6425 Mira Cielo Dr; 805-541-1281 Appt X X Ovene Winery – Santa Maria (Tasting Room: See Solvang) FIRESTONE VINEYARD – Los Olivos
Pismo Beach Winery – Pismo Beach Daily 2717 Aviation Way; 714-420-2525 By Appt X X 5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 Daily 10-5 X X X
271 B Five Cities; 805-773-WINE 12-5 X X X Presqu’ile Wine – Santa Maria By Lane Tanner Wines – at Los Olivos Tasting Room
Pithy Little Wine Co – San Luis Obispo Th-Sa 12-9 2540 E. Clark Ave; 805 363-1966 Appt X X 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-6 X X
1037 Chorro St; 805 546-1059 Su 12-5,Mo-We 12-6 X X Rancho Sisquoc Winery – Santa Maria Mon-Thu 10-4 Longoria Wines – Los Olivos Daily
Rancho Arroyo Grande – Arroyo Grande 1st Sat 6600 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-934-4332 Fri-Sun 10-5 X X 2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637 11-4:30 X X
591 Hi Mountain Rd; 805-474-0220 11-5
Riverbench Vineyards – Santa Maria Daily LOS OLIVOS – Los Olivos Tasting Room
SALISBURY VNYDS – Avila Valley Fri-Sun 11-6 6020 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8340 10-4 X X X 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-5 X X
6985 Ontario Rd; 805-595-WINE Mon-Thu 12-6 X X
Sagebrush Annie’s – Ventucopa Sat-Sun Oak Savanna – at Andrew Murray Tasting Room in Los Olivos
Saucelito Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily 4211 Hwy 33; 661 766-2319 11:30-5 X X 2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Daily 11-6 X X
3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-543-2111 10-5 X X
Tantara Vineyard – Santa Maria By QUPÉ WINE – at Qupé Tasting Room in Los Olivos
Sextant Wines/10knot Cellars – SLO Mon-Fri 10-4 4747 Ontiveros Lane; 805-938-5051 Appt X X 2963 Grand Ave; 805-686-4200 Daily 11-5 X X
1653 Old Price Cnyn Rd; 866-833-WINE Sat-Sun 10-5 X X
Tercero Wines – Santa Maria By Saarloos & Sons – Los Olivos Daily
Stephen Ross – San Luis Obispo Thur-Sun 2643 Industrial Way, G ; 805-245-9584 Appt X X 2971 Grand Ave; 805 688-1200 11-6 X X
178 Suburban Rd; 805-594-1318 11-5 X X X
Torretti’s Family – Santa Maria By Scott Cellars – Los Olivos Wed-Mon
TALLEY VINEYARDS – Arroyo Grande 2108 Quail Canyon Rd; 805-714-0622 Appt X X 2933 San Marcos Ave, #101; 805 686-5450 11-5 X X
3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 Daily 10:30-4:30 X X
Tres Hermanas Winery – Santa Maria Daily STOLPMAN VINEYARDS– Los Olivos Daily
TANGENT VINEYARDS – San Luis Obispo 9660 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8451 10-5 X X
5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 Daily 10-5 X X 2434 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-688-0400 11-5 X X
TOLOSA WINERY – San Luis Obispo Daily Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos Daily 10-4 Tensley/Lea Wines – Los Olivos Fri-Sun
4910 Edna Rd; 805-782-0500 11-5 X X 6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 Sum Fri-Sat till 5 X X 2900 Grand Ave, Suite B ; 805-688-6761 11-5 X X
Wolff Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Daily LOS OLIVOS Tre Anelli – Los Olivos Daily
6238 Orcutt Rd; 805-781-0448 11-5 X X X 2923 Grand Ave; 805-686-3000 11-5 X X
Alexander & Wayne – Los Olivos Daily
William James – Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys 2922 Grand Ave; 805-688-9665 11-6 X X Verdad & Ethan – at Qupé Tasting Room in Los Olivos
911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X X 2963 B Grand Ave; 805-686-4200 Daily 11-5 X X
ANDREW MURRAY – Los Olivos Tasting Room
WOOD WINERY – Avila Beach Daily 11-6 2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Daily 11-5 X X L O M P O C / B U E L LT O N
480 Front St; 805-595-9663 Fri till 8, Sat till 7 X X
Arthur Earl – Los Olivos Daily Alma Rosa – Buellton Daily
SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON 2922 Grand Ave; 805-693-1771 11-6 X X 7250 Santa Rosa; 805-688-9090 11-4:30 X X
Addamo Estate Vnyds – Orcutt Tue-Fri 11-9 Artiste– Los Olivos Daily AMPELOS CELLARS – Lompoc Thur-Sun
400 E. Clark Ave; 805-937-6400 Sat 11-7 X X 2948E Grand Avenue; 805 686-2626 11-5:30 X X 312 N 9th Street, 805-736-9957 11-5 X X

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AVANT – Buellton Thur-Sun 1500 E Chestnut Ct, Ste D; 805 736-1600 10-5 X X S A N TA BA R BA R A
35 Industrial Way; 805 686-9400 11-8 X X X SOLVANG Carr Vineyards – Santa Barbara Daily 11-6
Babcock Winery – Lompoc Sum 10:30-5 Au Bon Climat – at Taste of the Valleys Su-Th 12-9 414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985 Thu-Sat 11-8 X X
5175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455 Win 10:30-4 X X 1672 Mission Drive; 805 937-9801 Fr-Sa 12-10 X X Corks n’ Crowns – Santa Barbara Daily
Casa Cassara – Buellton Mon, Wed,Thu 12-6:30 Baehner-Fournier Vineyard – tasted at Wandering Dog 32 Anacapa St; 805 963-1221 11-6 X X
291 Valley Station Dr; 805-688-8691 Fri-Sun 11-6:30 X X 1539 Mission Dr, Solvang; 805-688-7118 Daily 11-7 X X
Cottonwood Canyon – Santa Barbara Thu-Sun
Clos Pepe – at Taste of Sta Rita Hills Thu-Sun Blackjack Ranch – Solvang Th-Mo 224 Anacapa St, Ste 1A; 805 963-1221 10:30-6 X X
1505 E. Chestnut Ave, Lompoc; 805 735-8774 11-5 X X 2205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412 11-5 X X
Giessinger – Santa Barbara Mo-Th 12-7
Cold Heaven Cellars – Buellton Fri-Mon Buttonwood Farm – Solvang Daily 212 State St; 805-568-0820 Fr 12-7:30 Sa-Sun 11-8 X X
92 Second Street, A; 805 686-1343 12-5 X X 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 800-715-1404 11-5 X X
Jaffurs Wine Cellars– Santa Barbara Win Fri-Mon 11-5
D’Vine – Lompoc Mon-Wed 12-10 CARIVINTAS WINERY – Solvang Sun-Wed 12-7 819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 Sum Daily 11-5 X X
107 Ocean Ave; 805 735-8771 Thu-Sat 12-12- X X 476 First St; 805 693-4331 Thu-Sat 12-10 X X
Kalyra by the Sea – Santa Barbara Mo-Th 12-7
Dierberg Estate/Star Lane – Lompoc D’Alfonso Curran – Solvang Mon-Fri 11-5 212 State St; 805-695-8606 Fr-Su 12-8 X X
1280 Drum Canyon Rd; 866-652-8430 Daily 11-5 X X 1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Sat-Sun 10-5 X X
Kunin Wines – Santa Barbara Daily
EVENING LAND VNYDS – Lompoc Fri-Sun Dascomb Cellars – Solvang Mon, Thu, Fri 2-7 28 Anacapa St, Suite A; 805 963-9633 11-6 X X
1712-C Industrial Way; 805 736-9596 11-5 X X 1659 Copenhagen Dr, C; 805 691-9175 Sat-Sun 12-7 X X
Margerum – Santa Barbara Daily
FIGUEROA MTN BREWERY – Lompoc Fr 4-8 Gioia - Solvang – 805 689-7219 By Appt X X 813 Anacapa St; 805 966-9463 Noon-6 X X
45 Industrial Way; 805 694-2252 Sa 11-8, Su 12-5 or By Appt X X LINCOURT VINEYARDS – Solvang Daily
1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554 10-5 X X MunicipalWineCo– Santa Barbara Daily
Fiddlehead Cellars – Lompoc Thur-Sun 28 Anacapa Street; 805 931-6864 11-6 X X
1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 805 742-0204 11-4 X X Lions Peak Vineyards – Solvang Mon-Thu 11-7
1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 Fri-Sun 11-9 X X Oreana Winery – Santa Barbara
Flying Goat Cellars – Lompoc Thur-Sun 205 Anacapa St; 805-962-5857 Daily 11-5 X X
1520 East Chestnut Court; 805 736-9032 11-4 X X Lucas & Lewellen – Solvang Daily
1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 11-6 X X Santa Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara Daily
FOLEY ESTATES – Lompoc Daily 202 Anacapa St; 805-963-3633 10 - 5 X X
6121 East Hwy 246; 805-737-6222 10-5 X X Presidio Vineyard – Solvang Daily
1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585 11-6 X X Silver Wines – Santa Barbara By
Harrison-Clarke – Lompoc By 724 Reddick St; 805-963-3052 Appt X X
805-686-0850 Appt X X Rideau Vineyard – Solvang Daily
1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717 10:30-5 X X SUMMERLAND – Summerland Daily
Hitching Post Wines – at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton 2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE 11-6 X X
406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676 Daily from 4pm X X Royal Oaks – Solvang Daily
1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 10-5 X X Whitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara Fri-Sun 12-4
Huber Cellars – Lompoc Fri-Sun 11-5 36A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-730-1680 Mon-Thu By Appt X X
4892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 & By Appt X X Rusack Vineyard – Solvang Daily
1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278 11-5 X X
JALAMA WINES– Lompoc Fri-Sun
308 North 9th St, C ; 805-735-8937 12-5 X X SEVTAP WINERY – Solvang Thurs-Mon
1576 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-9200 10-6 X X
Ken Brown Wines – Buellton
70 Industrial Way; 805-448-3791
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Appt X X Shoestring Winery – Solvang
800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612
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Lafond Vineyard – Buellton Daily
6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921 10-5 X X SORT THIS OUT CELLARS – Solvang Sun-Thu 10-7 ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS
1636 Copenhagen Dr; 805-688-1717 Fri-Sat 10-10 X X 2 for 1 tasting with ad PAGE 40
LA VIE VINEYARDS – Lompoc Fri-Sun
308 North 9th Street, D ; 805 291-2111 11-5 X X Toccata (Mandolina) Wines – Solvang Daily ALAPAY CELLARS
1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506 11-5:30 X X 15% off purchases with ad PAGE 33
LORING WINE CO – Lompoc Fri-Sun WANDERING DOG WINE BAR – Solvang Daily
1591 E. Chestnut Ave; 805 742-0478 12-5 X X 1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 11-8ish X X
CARINA CELLARS BACK
2 for 1 tasting with ad COVER
Melville Vineyard – Lompoc Daily William James– at Taste of the Valleys Su-Th 12-9
5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030 11-4 X X 1672 Mission Drive; 805 688-7111 Fr-Sa 12-10 X X CARIVINTAS
2 for 1 tasting with ad PAGE 42
Mosby Winery – Buellton Mo-Fr 10-4
9496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415 Sa-Su 10-5 X X S A N TA YN E Z CHAMISAL VINEYARDS
New Vineland/Pierdrassi – Lompoc Fri-Sun Bridlewood Estate – Santa Ynez Daily Complimentary olive oil tasting
1501 E Chestnut Ave; 805 736-6784 12-5 X X 3555 Roblar Ave; 805-688-9000 10-5 X X X 10% off purchases PAGE 11

PALMINA – Lompoc Thur-Sat 11-5 Gainey Vineyard – Santa Ynez Daily HEARTHSTONE
1520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030 Sun-Mon 11-4 X X 3950 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0558 10-5 X X X Complimentary tasting with purchase PAGE 5
Point Concepción Wines – Lompoc By Happy Canyon Vnyds – Santa Ynez By HUNT CELLARS
1601 W. Central Ave; 805-735-7763 Appt X X 805-686-0850 Appt X X Mention ‘Rocket Man’
Harrison Clarke – Santa Ynez By for complimentary tasting PAGE 5
Prodigal Wines – Buellton Fri-Mon 805-892-9711 Appt X X
92 Second St, A; 805-688-0476 12-4 X X PER BACCO CELLARS
Imagine Wine – Santa Ynez Daily Free tasting with ad PAGE 32
Samsara – Lompoc Fri-Sun 3563 Numancia #103; 805-688-1769 11-5 X X
1500 East Chestnut Ct; 805 735-8774 12-4 X X PIANETTA WINERY
Kalyra Winery – Santa Ynez Mo-Fr 11-5 Mention ad for complimentary
Sanford Winery – Lompoc Sun-Thu 11-4
5010 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-735-5900 Fri-Sat 11-5 X X
343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864 Sa-Su 10-5 X X tasting for 2 with ad PAGE 18
Reeves Ranch Vineyard – Santa Ynez By
Sweeny Canyon – Buellton By 4000 W. Oak Trail Rd; 805 688-7245 Appt X X SORT THIS OUT CELLARS
805-688-2415 Appt X X Double Down! 2 for 1 tasting with ad PAGE 42
Roblar Winery – Santa Ynez Sat-Sun 11-5
Taste of Sta. Rita Hills – Lompoc Fri-Sun 3010 Roblar Ave; 805-686-2603 Mon-Fri 11-4 X X SUMMERLAND WINERY BACK
1505 E Chestnut Ave; 805 735-8774 12-5 X X Complimentary 2 for 1 tasting with ad PAGE
Sunstone – Santa Ynez Daily
Thorne Wines – Buellton, poured at Avant Thur-Sun 125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463 10-4 X X WILD HORSE WINERY & VINEYARDS
35 Industrial Way; 805 686-0911 11-8 X X X Vogelzang Vineyard – Happy Canyon By Mention ad for complimentary
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ZOTOVICH – Lompoc Thur-Sun 805 568-0900 Appt X X

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