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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY # OCTOBER 17


Harvest Winemaker Dinner at Robert Hall
PASO ROBLES Celebrate the bounty of harvest with a special dinner

# ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER


created by Executive Chef Jeffrey Scott.
6pm, $95/$85 Cavern Club, 805-239-2464, Paso Robles
Twilight Tastings & Spectacular Sunsets
at Jada Winery # OCTOBER 17
Open air deck, wonderful views, special Paso Robles Harvest Wine Tour
appetizers, unique pairings & more! at Locatelli Winery
6-8pm, 805-238-2520, Paso Robles Enjoy barrel tasting, appetizers & a release of the Late

# ONGOING WEDNESDAYS
Harvest Merlot. www.locatelliwinery.com
11am-4pm, $10, 805-467-0067, Paso Robles
Wine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine Bar
Local winemaker featured each week. # OCTOBER 17
5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154, Paso Robles Eberle Harvest Wine Tour Winemaker Dinner
www.vinotecawinebar.com Featuring Post Ranch Inn of Big Sur
• Oct 15: J. Lohr Vineyard & Winery $150/$120 Cellar Club, 805-238-9607
• Oct 22: Donati Family Vineyard Paso Robles, www.eberlewinery.com
• Nov 15: Christian Lazo Winery # OCTOBER 17
• Nov 12: Graveyard Vineyard 2008 Harvest Festival Orchid Hill
• Nov 19: Rotta Winery & Silver Stone Winemaker Dinner
ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Orchid Hill/Silver Stone Harvest Dinner which
Gourmet Pairings at Meridian Vineyards features the Orchid Collector Series and
Try gourmet food paired with fine wine Silver Stone’s exciting new red blends.
12-5pm, $5, 805-226-7133, Paso Robles Enjoy a magical evening of fine wine,
www.meridianvineyards.com gourmet food, barrel sampling and dancing under
the stars at the vineyards. $135
ONGOING SATURDAYS RSVP, 805-237-7525, www.orchidhillwine.com
# OCTOBER 17
Templeton Farmers’ Market
Fresh fruit, flowers & vegetables
9am-12:30pm, 805-239-6535, Templeton Morro Bay Cruise with Arroyo Robles Winery
Enjoy culinary delights paired with fine wine
ONGOING SATURDAYS 6:30-9:30pm, $75/$65 wine club, 805-226-5454
Paso Robles Farmers’ Market www.arroyorobles.com
# OCTOBER 17
Country farm arts and crafts market
8am-12:30pm, 805-237-9254, Paso Robles
Eos Estate Winemaker Dinner
ONGOING 4 course gourmet dinner paired with fine wines.
Painting Exhibits at Villicana Winery 6;30pm, $75/$65, 805-239-2562x43, Paso Robles
Enjoy fine art work along with fine wines. www.eosvintage.com
11am-5pm, 805-239-9456, Paso Robles
OCTOBER 17
ONGOING Harvest Pig Roast at Cass
Estrella Warbird Museum Enjoy this old fashioned pig roast with fine wine,
Fascinating collection of military aircrafts delicous food & a bonfire too.
10am-4pm, 805-227-0440, Paso Robles 6-10pm, $40pp/$30WC, 805-239-1730, Paso Robles
www.ewarbirds.org www.casswines.com, erin@casswines.com
# ONGOING IN OCTOBER # OCTOBER 17-18
Art Exhibits at Castoro Cellars Opolo Harvest Festival and
Color of Autumn; Paso Art Association Grape Stomp 2008!
Juried Art Show Grape stomping, ethnic folk dancing, gypsy
10am-5:30pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton serenades & fabulous Opolo wines. Featuring Opolo
www.castorocellars.com favorites including roasted lamb, pork tenderloin &
# ONGOING THURSDAYS IN OCTOBER chicken too. 5:30pm, $85/$70 wine club
Vina Robles Ballroom Dance Classes: 805-238-9593, Paso Robles
Swing & Mambo Visit www.opolo.com for more details
Learn to dance & show what you have learned during # OCTOBER 17-19
the social dance hour! 805-369-0140 Annual Harvest Fondue Party &
6pm, $10 wine club members/$12 non-members Open House at Dunning Vineyards
Winery Hours: 10am-5pm, Paso Robles Enjoy fondue, wine tasting, an art show & more!
Vina Robles Hospitality Center, www.vinarobles.com 11am-5pm, 805-238-4763, Paso Robles
# OCTOBER 17 www.dunningvineyards.com
Vina Robles Cuvee Winemaker’s Dinner # OCTOBER 17-19
Cuvee Winemaker’s Dinner, featuring a 5 course Harvest Wine Affair Weekend at Silver Horse
meal prepared by Chef Albert Zgarka. Enjoy new releases, library wines & music, too!
805-369-0140, $110/$90 Signature members 11am-5pm, 805-467-WINE, Paso Robles
Paso Robles, Vina Robles Hospitality Center www.silverhorse.com
www.vinarobles.com
OCTOBER 17-19
# OCTOBER 17 Wine Festival Camping at Cass Vineyards
Edward Sellers Harvest Wine Weekend All the comforts of home provided including fine
A five-course culinary delight paired with their wine and delicious meals!
favorite wines; featuring Bistro Laurent. $600/$480 wine club, 805-239-1730
6:30pm, $125/$110 wine club, 805-238-8915 Paso Robles, www.casswines.com
Paso Robles, www.edwardsellers.com erin@casswines.com

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# OCTOBER 17-19 OCTOBER 17-19


Renaissance Faire Harvest Festival Weekend Italian Cars & Food Celebrazione
at Eagle Castle Winery at Martin Weyrich
Great food, wine, music & full contact jousting Featuring catering by Café Roma
with the Knights of Mayhem. 7pm, $120 pp/$90pp wine club, 805-238-2520
805-227-1428, Paso Robles Paso Robles, www.martinweyrich.com
• Friday: 10:30am-7:30pm, Meet the Knights! # OCTOBER 18
Saturday & Sunday: Fair with jousting, Harvest Weekend Dinner at D’Anbino
vendors, music, singers, dancers Italian seafood buffet by celebrity chef Michael
• Saturday Evening: A Knight’s Feast Parise. Includes wine tasting, dinner & musical
$45/$40 club members entertainment. 6pm, $70/$55 Record Club
www.eaglecastlewinery.com 805-227-6800, Paso Robles, www.danbino.com
# OCTOBER 17-19 # OCTOBER 18
Harvest Wine Tour Weekend Meritage Vertical Tastings
Paso Robles wineries open their doors to offer at Robert Hall Winery
an abundance of activities unique to Wine Taste through a special presentation of fine wine.
Country. Over the three day weekend you will 11am-1pm, $50/$40 Cavern Club, 805-239-1616x16
find more than 100 individual events at nearly Paso Robles, www.roberthallwinery.com
90 wineries. 805-239-8463, Paso Robles OCTOBER 18
For more information visit www.pasowine.com. 6th Annual Cork-n-Pork
# OCTOBER 17-19 at Carmody McKnight
Harvest Wine Tour at Adelaida Cellars Prepared 36 hours in advance this award winning
200 pound whole pit roasted pork recipe will be
Barrel tasting, hors d’oeuvres & more.
paired with an array of artistic dishes & estate
Saturday evening wine club event: Paella Party
wines. 12pm, 800-282-0730, Paso Robles
6pm, $25/ free to wine club, 10am-5pm www.carmodymcknight.com
# OCTOBER 18
805-239-8980, Paso Robles
Call or visit www.adelaida.com for details.
# OCTOBER 17-19
7th Far Out Wineries’
“Best of the West” at Opolo Vineyards
Sylvester Winery Harvest Festival Weekend Join 16 Far Out Wineries for an educational
Celebrate the harvest all weekend with seminar and tasting. www.faroutwineries.com
the release of the Kiara Reserve Zinfandel, 10am, $55, RSVP, 805-237-0138, Paso Robles
# OCTOBER 18
gourmet cheeses, chocolate pairings & more!
11am-5pm, October 805-227-4000, Paso Robles
Las Vegas Disco Inferno at Silver Horse
www.sylvesterwinery.com
Las Vegas ‘70s style cover band & Las Vegas
OCTOBER 17-19
games. 6pm, 805-467-WINE, Paso Robles
Dark Chocolate Fondue Party
www.silverhorse.com
at Dunning Vineyards
Celebrate the release of the 2006 Estate # OCTOBER 18
Meritage paired with fine chocolate. Harvest Barbecue at Pianetta
10:30am-2pm, 805-238-4763, Paso Robles Open pit barbecue, fine wine, live music & more!
www.dunningvineyards.com 11am-5pm, 805-226-4005, Paso Robles
# OCTOBER 17-19 www.pianettawinery.com
2008 Harvest Wine Tour Party # OCTOBER 18
at Peachy Canyon Harvest Wine Weekend at Halter Ranch
The festivities kick off with a fierce pumpkin Winemaker Bill Sheffer will be on the barbecue,
carving contest, great wine, gourmet BBQ and their neighbor Ciro will have his pizza oven
dinner, live music, fun prizes and much more. going. Winegrower Mitch Wyss will be giving
4-8pm, $65/$55 club members, 805-239-1918 tours of the sustainably farmed vineyard.
Paso Robles, www.peachycanyon.com/events 11am-5pm, 805-226-9455, Paso Robles
# OCTOBER 17-19
www.halterranch.com
2008 Harvest Festival at Arroyo Robles # OCTOBER 18
Many exciting events over the weekend including Harvest Wine Experience with
a winemaker cruise, a pancake breakfast, Grey Wolf & Clavo Cellars
a grape stomp with surf & turf dinner & more! Enjoy food, wine, & demonstrations in the
Winery hours 11am-7pm, 877-759-WINE vineyards with this day long harvest experience.
Please visit www.arroyorobles.com for 805-237-0771, www.greywolfcellars.com
exciting event details. Paso Robles 805-226-0174, www.clavocellars.com

# OCTOBER 17-19 # OCTOBER 18


Harvest Tour Festival Weekend Harvest Wine Weekend Feast at Bianchi
at Jada Winery 4 course feast matched with Bianchi wines. Hors
Great harvest & halloween fun all weekend! d’oeuvres, live music & bubbly included.
Friday: Halloween at Harvest Weekend kicks off 6pm, $100/$80 wine club, 805-226-9922x31
with a late night open house. Appetizers, olive Paso Robles, www.bianchiwine.com
oil & chocolates galore. Prizes awarded for best # OCTOBER 18
costumes! Saturday: Halloween at Harvest Wine & Chocolate Pairing
continues with new releases, appetizers, barrel at Harmony Cellars
samples, estate olive oil & gourmet wine vinegar Celebrate the harvest with sensational wine
tasting! Best costume gets a prize! Sunday: Last and scrumptious chocolate.
day to enjoy Halloween at Harvest. 805-226-4200 12-4pm, $12.50/$10 wine club, 805-927-1625
Paso Robles. Visit www.jadavineyard.com for details. Paso Robles, www.harmonycellars.com

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# OCTOBER 18 # OCTOBER 18-19 # OCTOBER 24 ONGOING


J Paul Rosilez Winery Harvest Event Opolo‘s Harvest BBQ Weekend Summer Concert at Vina Robles Christopher Cohan Center
Fine wines, delicious food & wonderful music. Opolo’s Harvest BBQ! Delicious carne asada tacos, Featuring Sean Wiggins Performing Arts Center – San Luis Obispo
6-10pm, 805-226-0550, Paso Robles roasted lamb, beans, salad, salsa & more! Blues-country-rock band with powerful female 805-756-2787, www.pacslo.org
# OCTOBER 18
11am-4pm, $10, 805-238-9593, Paso Robles vocals in front of a rockin’ band. Paso Robles • Oct 17: Kris Kristofferson
Visit www.opolo.com for more details. 6:30pm, $20/$17 Signature, 805-369-0140 • Oct 18: Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival
Sylvester Winery Harvest Festival
# OCTOBER 18-19
For details visit www.vinarobles.com • Oct 25: Cal Poly Choirs’ Debut Concert
Weekend-Buffet Extravaganza
Delicious buffet created by master Chef Walter Harvest Weekend at D’Anbino # OCTOBER 25-26 • Oct 31: The Marriage of Figaro

Filippini featuring lobster claws, prime rib, The D'Anbino Family Band will help you explore Haunted Caves at Eberle Winery ONGOING
pumpkin gnocci, gourmet cheese & much more! wine & music pairing by performing various pieces Decorated and lit by a team of professionals, the The San Luis Obispo Art Center
of music while you sip a corresponding wine and 16,000 square feet of underground caves turns Permanent collection and constantly rotating
$70/$60 wine club, 805-227-4000, Paso Robles
into one of the spookiest tickets in town. Brave exhibits of works by local artists in all media –
# OCTOBER 18
enjoy a paired gourmet appetizer by family
member and executive chef Robert Rubino. souls 10 and older are recommended for this paintings, sculpture, photography and more.
Harvest Festival Hoedown Halloween fun, but there will be plenty of games 11am-5pm, 805-543-8562, www.sloartcenter.org
2-4pm, $10, 805-227-6800, www.danbino.com
and Chili Extravaganza at Castoro Cellars for the little ones above ground as well.
Dam Fine Wine, live country music by Pure Heart, # OCTOBER 18-19 4-8pm, 805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com
ONGOING SECOND SUNDAY
Harvest Festival Swiss Days at Vina Robles Dallidet Adobe & Gardens
line dancing lessons, chili and cornbread from OCTOBER 25
Celebrate the winery’s heritage featuring Oldest house in the city of San Luis Obispo.
three local caterers served in Castoro logo take 12th Annual Golden Oak Festival
complimentary Estate tastings along with Site of first commercial winery in the area.
home chili mugs and grilled corn on the cob too. More than 90 vendors will offer everything from
samplings of traditional Swiss fare. 10am-1m, 805-543-0638, San Luis Obispo
6:30pm, $40/$30 wine club, 888-DAM-FINE garden art to antique glassware. 805-238-4103
805-369-0140, www.vinarobles.com 9am-3pm, Downtown Paso Robles City Park www.slochs.org/dallidet
Templeton, www.castorocellars.com
OCTOBER 18 # OCTOBER 19 # OCTOBER 26 ONGOING
3-Dimensional Dinner at Firestone Vineyard Annual Cavern Club Extravaganza 4th Annual Chili Cook-off Automobilia Museum
Firestone Vineyard celebrates harvest with a at Robert Hall Winery Featuring celebrity judge Gary Eberle of Eberle Specialty cars, toy cars & airplanes along with
uniques 3-dimensional dinner Vineyards. Creston Community Gardens, Creston many other antiques relating to transportation.
Savor your fall club wines deliciouly paired with
6pm, 805-591-8050, www.firestonewinery.com 4-6pm, 805-226-7486, www.eberlewinery.com 10am-5pm, 805-544-1900, San Luis Opispo
hors d’oeuvres, music and more!
# OCTOBER 18-19 12-3pm, Free to Cavern Club, 805-239-1616x16 Eberle Winery is located in Paso Robles ONGOING
Harvest Festival Weekend at Castoro Cellars Paso Robles, www.roberthallwinery.com # OCTOBER 31 Hearst Castle Tours
From the barrel to the library...Dam Fine Wine will be # OCTOBER 19 Mystery Theater in the Cavern at Robert Hall Experience grand reflections from the 1930s
Winery-Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun! $30, 800-444-4445, San Luis Obispo
flowing! Crepes by Lemoine Creperie, Wright Choice Cheese & Wine Seminar & VIP Tour & Lunch
Enjoy a delicious dinner & fine wines as you www.hearstcastle.com
BBQ, live music by Dorian Michael & Kenny Edwards Experience the best of J. Lohr Wine and cheese
& sample products from local vendors while with a seminar featuring Vivant Fine Cheese, participate in the fun mystery! ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
enjoying the lovely garden setting! followed by barrel tasting and lunch prepared by 7:30-10pm, $85/$75 Cavern Club, 805-239-2464 Art Gallery Events “Art After Dark”
10am-5:30pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton Cahoots Catering. www.jlohr.com Paso Robles, www.roberthallwinery.com Various art galleries stay open late & host
www.castorocellars.com 11am, 805-239-8900, $65/55 wine club, Paso Robles NOVEMBER 1-2 artist receptions with wine & cheese.
Annual Western Art & 5-9pm, 805-544-9251, San Luis Obispo
Trappings Paso Gathering www.sloartcouncil.org
Annual show featuring saddle makers, artists,
silversmiths, dutch-oven cooking and more. ONGOING
10am-5pm, $4, Pioneer Museum A Murder Mystery Dinner
www.pasorobles-usa.com Enjoy a parody of The Pirates of the Caribbean
with a delicious dinner, wine and laughter.
CAYUCOS AND MORRO BAY
5pm, 805-489-3875, Spyglass Restaurant
ONGOING FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH Shell Beach, www.murderinmind.com.
# OCTOBER 24
Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves
Art, crafts, children’s activities, music & more
CRAVE – A Paso Robles Wine Experience
10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, Pismo Beach
Over 55 Paso Robles wineries will showcase thier wine
www.pismochamber.com
7:30-10:30pm, $40, 800-549-WINE
ONGOING Veterans Hall in San Luis Obispo
Adventures with Nature www.pasowine.com
Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History
ATASCADERO
805-772-2694, www.ccnha.org
Docent guided hikes at various times including; OCTOBER 18
Fast Hike to Coon Creek, White’s Point Vistas, Black Annual Colony Days Celebration
Hill Trail, Sand Spit Walk and Ocean Lagoon. Parade, tea & special events celebrating
the founders of Atascadero.
ONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 10am, 805-466-2044, Atascadero
Morro Bay Embarcadero Art Walk
OCTOBER 24
Art galleries’ open house receptions
Café Musique
5-8pm, 805-772-1068, Morro Bay 7pm, $20, 805-466-0837
ONGOING SATURDAYS www.greenacreslavenderfarm.com
Fishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro Bay AVILA BEACH
Fresh seasonal fruit, crafts & musicians
3-6pm, 800-231-0592, Morro Bay ONGOING SUNDAYS
Art on the Beach at Avila Beach
SAN LUIS OBISPO Artists paint & present their work
ONGOING TUESDAYS 10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach Pier
2-oz. Tuesdays at Taste # OCTOBER 19
Weekly drink specials, 10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series
San Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.com at Salisbury Vineyards
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music
Wine Down Wednesdays at Taste while enjoying the perfect Avila climate.
Tastings with the winemaker 1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, Avila Beach
10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE, www.taste-slo.com www.salisburyvineyards.com

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OCTOBER 23-26 # ONGOING SECOND THURSDAY ONGOING FRIDAYS


Avila Beach Concours d'Elegance Car Show Friday Night Wine Down at Costa de Oro Wine Impressions at Artiste Wine Tasting with the Winemakers
Road Rally, wine tasting, BBQ, road rally, judging Great way to end your week or start your Join fellow wine lovers for a blind tasting, sensory 4-7pm, 805-691-1020, East Beach Wines
by the Ferrari Club of America (an official weekend! 4:30pm, 805-922-1468, Santa Maria evaluation & discussion by region. Santa Barbara, www.eastbeachwine.com
sponsor), display of top quality classic and http://www.costadeorowinery.com 7-9pm, 805-686-2626, www.artiste.com
antique cars & more. $25, 805-544-2266 ONGOING FRIDAYS
Avila Beach, www.avilabeachconcours.com SANTA MARGARITA ONGOING Wine & Cheese Pairings at East Beach Wines

# OCTOBER 24 ONGOING Chumash Casino Concerts Enjoy delicious pairings & new selections
Spring Flowers Nature Hike 800-585-3737, www.chumashcasino.com each week. 4-7pm, $10, 805-899-1535
Sea Fare 2008
Guided hike with trained horticuluralist • Oct 19: Pat Benatar Santa Barbara, www.eastbeachwines.com
Enjoy wine from local wineries, seafood from local
restaurants and more. 5:30-9pm, 805-595-7280 $15, 805-238-7324, Reservation required ONGOING ONGOING
Avila Beach Golf Resort, Avila Beach Lazy Arrow Ranch, Santa Margarita Cachuma Lake Nature Walk Backstage Tours at Lobero Theater

# NOVEMBER 2 # OCTOBER 17-19 Naturalists lead walk on the Oak Canyon Trail Guided tours upon request
Harvest Weekend at Pozo Valley 10-11:30am, $6, 805-688-4515, Santa Ynez Park 805-996-4946, www.loberotheater.com
Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series
at Salisbury Vineyards Complimentary wine tasting poured by the www.cachuma.com ONGOING
Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music winemaker. Delicious hors d’oeuvres & more! ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Historic Downtown Walking Tour
while enjoying the perfect Avila climate. 11am-5pm, 805-286-7172, Santa Margarita Jazz on the Deck at Vineyard House Guided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past
1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, www.salisburyvineyards.com www.pozovalley.com 10am-12pm, 805-965-6307, Santa Barbara
Live music and fine food
ARROYO GRANDE LOS OLIVOS 6:30pm, $2, 805-688-2886, Santa Ynez ONGOING
ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH www.thevineyardhouse.com Winemaker Dinners at Wine Cask
ONGOING
Wildling Art Museum - Free Friday Flicks Delicious gourmet dinners paired with local wines
Visit Historic Buildings in Arroyo Grande ONGOING
Free movie & snacks with discussion 6:30pm, 805-996-9463, www.winecask.com
Sat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm, 805-473-5077 Art Exhibit at Artiste Winery
7pm, 805-688-1082, www.wildlingmuseum.org Santa Barbara
Featuring Paul Brown, 11am-5pm
ONGOING SATURDAYS • October 23: Jaffurs Wine Cellars
ONGOING THURSDAYS Santa Ynez, 805-686-2626, www.artiste.com
Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market • November 20: Ampelos Winery
Farm fresh produce, music, arts & crafts Understanding Your Palate at Los Olivos Café OCTOBER 18
Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres Roblar Winery Cooking School & Dinner ONGOING
12-2:30pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande
5pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos Guest chef cooking classes including instruction, Ty Warner Sea Center
www.arroyograndevillage.org
www.losolivoscafe.com wine tasting & delicious dinner. Santa Ynez Explore creatures of the sea
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS 5pm, $145, 805-686-2603, www.roblarwinery.com 805-962-2526, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Santa
• Oct 23: Pinot Noir from Santa Maria
Learn How to Make Ice Cream Barbara Museum of Natural History
ONGOING SATURDAYS LOMPOC
Enjoy a 30 minute skit about ice cream www.sbnature.org/seacenter
where you help create new flavors. 7pm Global Gardens Organic Food Tasting ONGOING SATURDAYS
Enjoy delicious organic tastings ONGOING SATURDAYS
805-474-4068 www.docburnsteins.com Olde Towne Market in Lompoc
10am-2pm, $3, Los Olivos, 805-693-1600 Cachuma Lake Nature Walk
ONGOING Great food, wine & music, Lompoc
www.globalgardensgifts.com 1 mile walk for all ages on the Oak Canyon Trail
Clark Center for Performing Arts 805-736-4567, www.lompocrecord.com
10-11:30am, Cachuma Lake Nature Center
805-489-9444, Arroyo Grande ONGOING THURSDAYS NOVEMBER 15 805-688-4515, www.cachuma.com
www.clarkcenter.org Fess Parker’s Wine Country Sing Along Harvest Celebration at Lucas & Lewellen
Sing along with Fess & Marcy, 8:30-10:30pm ONGOING SATURDAYS
• Oct 17-18: Zombie Prom Delicious hors d'oeuvres, live music, barrel and
805-688-7788, Los Olivos, www.syvva.com Junior Ranger Program
• Oct 21: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown tank sampling, production tours & more.
Kids learn about wildlife, ecosystems &
• Oct 25: Rudolf: No Limits ONGOING WEDNESDAYS 1-4pm, Free to wine club/$75 public caring for the environment. 1-2pm
# ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31
Evening with the Winemaker 888-777-6663, Buelton, www.llwine.com
5-6pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos Santa Barbara, Cachuma Lake Nature Center
New Visions of the Central Coast – SOLVANG www.cachuma.com, 805-688-4515
www.losolivoswinemerchantcafé.com
Art Show at Talley Vineyards
• Nov 5: Bridlewood Winery ONGOING ONGOING
Featuring photo paintings by Paul McCloskey • Dec 3: River Bench Winery
Quicksilver Miniature Horse Farm Art Workshops for Children at Art from Scrap
www.talleyvineyards.com, Arroyo Grande
# OCTOBER 18 Fun workshops where kids reuse all sorts of
# ONGOING FRIDAY’S
Visit Solvang horse farm with beautiful views
Fall Release Party at Stolpman Vineyards 10am–3pm, 805-686-4002, Solvang materials to make works of art! $6, Tues-Sat,
Wine Down at Wood Winery New fall Syrah release party with appetizers, tours 10am-2pm, 805-884-0459, www.artfromscrap.org
Reserve wines & cheese 805-489-9663, 4-7pm ONGOING
& tastings. 2-4pm, $25, $20 wine club ONGOING FIRST THURSDAYS
www.wildwoodwine.com, sheri@wildwoodwine.com Solvang Farmers’ Market
805-688-0400, Stolpman Vineyard in Los Olivos First Thursday
Fresh produce, flowers and foods, 3-7pm
OCEANO The Stolpman Tasting Room is located in Solvang. Art, cultural events & fine wine tasting!
Solvang, 805-962-5354, www.solvangca.com
www.stolpmanvineyards.com 5-8pm, 805-962-2098, various venues in
ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 9
OCTOBER 18 ONGOING FRIDAYS downtown Santa Barbara
The Great American Melodrama
28th Annual Los Olivos- Wine Tasting on the Patio www.santabarbaradowntown.com
805-489-2499, www.americanmelodrama.com
A Day in the Country Live guitar music along with fine wines
Frankenstein’s Bride, A horror story spoof ONGOING
100+ booths of art, crafts, food, music and fun line 5:30-7pm, 800-624-5572, Solvang
presented in the same ‘vein’ as the popular Santa Barbara Museum of Art
the streets of Los Olivos in addition to a parade, a www.royalscandinavianinn.com
Drac in the Saddle Again. 805-963-4364, www.sbma.net
town breakfast & more. 805-686-0053, Los Olivos
SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON For details visit www.losolivosca.com. ONGOING WEEKENDS • Ongoing through November 2: African
Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise Dinosaur - Interactive exhibit
ONGOING SANTA YNEZ Guided 2 hour cruise with wildlife and geology
Santa Maria Valley Railroad ONGOING
ONGOING MONDAYS $15, 805-686-505, www.cachuma.com
805-922-7941, Santa Maria, www.smvrr.com Planetarium Shows at Santa Barbara Museum
Maverick Saloon Blind Draw Darts
Elegant excursions with five star gourmet meals ONGOING of Natural History
Santa Barbara Darts Association
Elverhoj Museum of History & Art 805-682-4711, www.sbnature.com
ONGOING MONDAYS Enjoy BBQ and darts, 7pm, 805-686-4785
Ongoing exhibits of art & photogaphy • Exploring the Spring Sky
Wine Tasting at Wine Cottage Bistro Santa Ynez, www.mavericksaloon.org
805-686-1211, Solvang, www.elverhoj.org • Cosmic Safari
Featuring regional & varietal tastings ONGOING
SANTA BARBARA • Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket
5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Santa Maria Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum
ONGOING SUNDAYS VENTURA COUNTY
ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS and Parks - Janeway Carriage House
Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum Exhibits from Chumash period through early 20th Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show # NOVEMBER 7-8
Lots of fun including a train simulator exhibit century ranch days. Featuring all types of art, crafts & jewelry Cantara Cellars Pick up Party
1-4:30pm, 805-714-4927, Santa Maria 12-4pm, 805-688-7889, Santa Ynez 10am–6pm, 805-897-1982, East Beach Pier 6-9, 805-484-9600, Camarillo
www.smvrhm.org/museum www.santaynezvalleymuseum.org www.sbaacs.com For details visit www.cantaracellars.com

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SAN MARCOS CREEK


Almost All in the Family
by Mark Storer vineyards, traveling to Wine Country with
friends and even getting to know a few wine-

F
ling and Annette Traylor came to the makers. “We’d been around vineyards before
Central Coast to retire back in 1980. The and knew about the work involved, but other
high school sweethearts who got married than that, we were mostly wine drinkers, not
and raised a family, started thinking about winemakers.”
their future together. Now married for 55 That all changed in 2002 when the
years in 2008, they came from the Los Winters decided to join Cathy’s parents on the
Angeles suburbs to Paso Robles and found Central Coast and begin turning San Marcos
abundant acreage. Like most people looking Vineyards into a winery. Officially located on
for paradise on the Central Coast, they found the 101 freeway, just north of Paso Robles,
it here. They purchased a large plot of land San Marcos Creek winds through softly
about five miles north of Paso Robles along rolling farmland and hills divided in a V-
Highway 101 bordered on the west by San shape between the Salinas River and the
Marcos Creek and on the East by the Salinas creek. Because of its location and the hilly
River. nature of the vineyards, many microclimates
By the early-1990s, the Traylors decided to exist and the result is premium wine grapes
put the land they’d purchased to good use with abundant flavor characteristics.
and make it work to provide an income. entrenched in the area, it was time to think a Cathy and Brady brought their son,
They planted about 40 acres of vineyards on little bigger. Andrew, with them and headed north to take
the west and east side of the 101 and Fling “That’s when they started a dialogue with the reigns of the winery working their first
began to sell grapes to local winemakers like Brady and me,” says Cathy Winter of San harvest in 2002. With about 40 acres under
Tobin James, Round Hill, Peachy Canyon and Marcos Creek Vineyards. “We were both vines, all of them red varietals, it wasn’t hard
even some grapes to Mirrasou up north. working in Southern California, but dad to see where the quality would come from.
In their retirement, the pair became wanted to start making wine instead of just “We have 14 wines on the tasting menu,” says
farmers and over time realized that they were selling the grapes,” she said. Cathy is Fling Cathy. “Only two of those are white wines,
growing quality fruit. At first, they had no and Annette’s daughter and they knew that Chardonnay and Viognier, which are our only
intention of making wine, but once they were she and her husband had spent time around wines that are not estate.”

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San Marcos Creek Vineyards is the only winery located directly


along the 101. It can be seen from the freeway as one drives north
out of Paso Robles about five miles. “Mom and Dad found the
perfect spot,” says Cathy. “The San Marcos Creek and the Salinas
River provide a great water table and because we have vines on both
the east and west side of the freeway, we get different flavor profiles
in our wines.” San Marcos Creek grows Syrah, for example, on both
sides of the freeway and though they are the same varietal planted
not very far from each other, the tastes are different. The west side
Syrah almost gets a cool-climate Syrah profile while the east side is
more of a warm climate Syrah.
Assisted by Paul Ayers, a winemaker and consultant who taught
Brady a lot about the art of winemaking, he learned what he needed
to do to produce great wines. “Paul lives on the property and has
been a wonderful resource for us,” says Cathy. “He’s been instru-
mental in helping us grow.” In the vineyards, Miguel Uribe is the
manager who tends the vines and makes certain that the farming
goes according to plan. Also on the property are Cathy’s parents,
Fling and Annette. “They’re in their 70s now but they help out when
they can. Dad’s still in charge of making the labels, overall winery
and vineyard production, and they’ll both come down and help us
pour at events and such,” she adds.
Making some 4000 cases of wine a year, San Marcos Creek’s
Zinfandel is their top seller. It’s no wonder of course, the warm Paso
Robles AVA climate is Zinfandel country. “We also make an Estate
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon that is just wonderful,” says Cathy.
She’s not the only one who thinks so, the wine has been a Best of
Class medal winner. For that matter, San Marcos Creek’s Zinfandel
and Petite Sirah are gold medal winners as well; the Zin from the San
Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and the Petite Sirah from the
Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition and the
winery boasts a whole bunch of other awards for its wine, too.
“We even make a White Merlot,” says Cathy. San Marcos Creek
isn’t the first to make the varietal. The wine is made merely by
pressing off the juice of Merlot fruit immediately upon harvest and
not allowing the fruit to sit on the skins. The result is a sweeter,
fruitier and simple wine, slightly pink in color that makes a great
summer-time refresher.
“It’s not the idyllic slow-paced life you’d think it would be,”
Cathy laughs. “We bottle two or three times a year, the tasting room
is open seven days a week and we’re in doing punch down or
racking or something just about every day.” The Winter family takes
Wednesdays off to get a little down time, Cathy says. “But if it’s
harvest, Brady doesn’t take the time. He’s always here. Sometimes,
he even drags our son down here to help out, but he’s not sure he
wants to follow us into the business. He’s still in high school and
thinks that the barrel room smells awful,” she laughs.
San Marcos Creek Vineyard is located directly off the 101
freeway, five miles north of Paso Robles and two miles south of San
Miguel.The tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For
more information, call (805) 467-9260 or visit the website at
www.sanmarcoscreek.com.

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Spending Harvest Time with


ARROYO ROBLES WINERY
Submitted by Arroyo Robles Winery reservations required.
HARVEST FESTIVAL – OCTOBER 17-19 On Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., join
Harvest time is a celebration of the fruits FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 – Winemaker Cruise us at the tasting room for wine and fun!
of a long year of growing. Enjoying time Morro Bay - 6:30 – 9:30 PM. Set sail on the Pappagallo II for Celebrating harvest is a combination of
a harbor cruise to enjoy a five-course dinner. Each course
with family and friends with good wine, will be paired with award-winning Arroyo Robles wine. emotions, hard work, good times, no sleep,
good food and good music is what it is all $75, $65 for club members. Reservations required. beer, good food and wine. Many days start
about. Arroyo Robles Winery is thankful for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
Pancake Breakfast
at the end of yesterday. A quiet drive in the
the harvest of 2008. This year we are also Arroyo Robles Tasting Room - 9:30-11am – Start the day with fog from Cambria listening to KPIG starts
famous pancakes with Vermont maple syrup, plus bacon,
celebrating our 10th year of winemaking. fruit and sparkling wine mimosas. $10/$5 for Club members
Bob’s reviewing of the days’ tasks. Driving
Join us for a great time with great wine, Harvest Grape Stomp, Dinner and Barn Dance on to the vineyard things slow before the
great food and great music! Arroyo Robles Vineyard, 6-11pm, Grape Stomping, oncoming bustle. On a good night the
surf & turf dinner and dancing to the classic rock of
Our Harvest Festival celebration starts local band Box of Rocks (www.myspace.com/aboxofrocks), moon’s still casting shadows along the rows
Friday evening, October 17, 2008 with a $50/$40 for AR Wine Club members. Reservations required.
and an owl bares its underside to the head-
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
Winemaker Cruise in Morro Bay Harbor, Visit the Tasting Room for wine and fun! 11am-7pm lights. The window is rolled down to hear
from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. We set sail on the the quiet and let out some rock and roll
Pappagallo II for a cruise in the harbor to before the harvest processional begins. As
maple-flavored bacon, fruit, cheese, hARd-
enjoy a gourmet five-course dinner. Each you clear the first rise, the lights in the barn
boiled eggs and AR Sparkling Wine
course will be paired with award-winning lets you know that Oscar’s already there
mimosas; $10 per person, $5 for AR Wine
Arroyo Robles wine; $75 per person, $65 getting things going. You park and walk
Club members.
for AR Wine Club members, reservations over to the Ford tractor and turn the key
Saturday Nite is Live at the vineyard. Enjoy
required. and things have started. Another pair of
a great Surf & Turf Harvest Dinner prepared
On Saturday morning, October 18, join headlights pull in and park and Jason hops
by Miss Odette, have fun at a real grape stomp
us for our famous Pancake Breakfast at the out to help you load three picking bins on
and rock & roll at our Barn Dance to the
downtown AR Tasting Room, from 9:30 to the trailer. Then you start the diesel engine
classic rock of Jason’s local band, Box of Rocks
11 a.m. Start the day with our famous and crank the mast on the portable lights. It
(www.myspace.com/aboxofrocks); $50 per
pancakes and Vermont maple syrup plus
person, $40 for AR Wine Club members, See Arroyo Robles, page 22

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Sylvester Vineyards Celebrates the Harvest Season


This summer the Sylvester showcased all types of musical tours and barrel tasting. At 6:30
Vineyards & Winery had plenty performances. Each event was of p.m. Saturday evening, the Events
to celebrate with the grand course coupled with samplings Center and Wine Park will be set
opening of its Events Center and of their great wines, cheeses and up to host a Gourmet Buffet
Wine Park. They kicked the other gourmet treats. Extravaganza prepared by Italian
summer off with a great night of With Harvest fast approaching, Master Chef Walter Filippini. The
karaoke, followed by a Compara- the winery is gearing up for a buffet will feature Lobster Claws,
tive Oak Seminar where wine weekend long Harvest Festival Prime Rib, Jumbo Prawns,
club members experienced the beginning October 17th. The Karabuta Pork, Pates, Prosciutto
effect that more than 30 different festivities will include gourmet di Parma, Pumpkin Gnocchi,
types of oak had over the flavors cheese and chocolate paired with Venison and Polenta, Homemade
in wine. The third and final event their reserve wines in the tasting Ravioli, Balsamic Glazed Chest-
was an Open Mic night that room, Saganaki fondue, winery nuts, Gourmet Cheese, Italian
desserts and the release of our
Kiara Reserve Zinfandel.
To purchase tickets or for more
information on any upcoming
events, contact the winery at
(805) 227-4000 or check out
www.sylvesterwinery.com.
‘Polar Express’
Sylvester Winery would like to
invite parents and children to get
into the holiday spirit by visiting
our Pullman train cars to enjoy a
reading of “The Polar Express” by
Chris VanAllsburg. On Sunday,
December 7th, the winery will be
hosting a special reading inside
the train cars to benefit the
Family Care Network. Proceeds
will go directly to this non-profit
organization whose mission is to
provide child and family services
to the community. Their goal is to
provide an alternative to institu-
tional care and group homes as
well as family and community
support services. The reading will
be held every half hour beginning
at 6:30 p.m. and will be led by a
staff member dressed in an
authentic conductor’s uniform.
Snacks and hot cocoa will be
served and of course our award
winning wines will be available as
well. For ticket prices and addi-
tional information, contact the
winery at (805) 227-4000.

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New Paso Robles Wine Tasting Event Embraces


the Up-and-Coming Wine Connoisseur
Tickets Now on Sale for CRAVE – A Paso etal descriptors are readily available the most of this Paso Robles Wine Experience.
Robles Wine Experience – October 24 www.cravepaso.com and will be featured at Tickets are $40 presale and $50 at the
Paso Robles comes to San Luis Obispo this the event. door, and include an evening of unlimited
October for a wine tasting that is sure to satisfy There are approximately 70 million tasting, food pairings, as well as a commemo-
all your cravings! The Paso Robles Wine millennials, and according to the Wine rative glass made by Reidel. Tickets may be
Country Alliance announced that tickets for Market Council Millennial Survey, 75% of
purchased online at www.cravepaso.com or at
CRAVE – A Paso Robles Wine Experience are this generation chooses wine as their choice
1-800-549-WINE (9463). Photo identifica-
now on sale. Research shows that the “millen- beverage on a first date. “Wine consumption
tion verifying age will be required at time of
nial” generation (21 – 29) has a high interest among this age group is on the rise, and the
Alliance recognizes a need to focus marketing entry. Tickets are limited, and advance
in the appreciation of wine through tasting
and education. CRAVE is a new spin on wine programs on this group of wine drinkers,” purchase is highly recommended. Free
tasting that blends tradition with a hip tasting said Stacie Jacob, executive director of the parking will be available at the Veterans Hall
experience. Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. “CRAVE Parking lot. For a complete list of wineries
CRAVE takes place on Friday, October 24 targets the next generation of wine participating, to purchase your ticket, or for
from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Veterans Hall consumers, educates in a fun way and posi- more information about CRAVE, go to
in San Luis Obispo (801 Grand Avenue). tions Paso Robles as the choice wine region.” www.cravepaso.com.
Nine different Paso wine varietal bars will be Thanks to the Wine Wrangler, safe rides The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance
featured and paired with the finest fare of San will be offered at various times throughout the represents wineries, growers and businesses in
Luis Obispo County. More than 55 Paso night. Three drop-off spots include the Cal
Paso Robles Wine Country. Centrally located
Robles wineries will showcase a single wine Poly Student Union, Laguna Shopping Center
between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along
from their portfolio. The CRAVE experience is and Downtown SLO. Responsible tasting is
perfectly complemented by D.J. Flight, a California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine
also an important element of CRAVE. Practice
frequent D.J. of Native Restaurant & Lounge, of the Four S’s of responsible tasting – swirl, Country is California’s fastest growing wine
in a relaxed atmosphere. CRAVE attendees are smell, sip, spit – is a valuable way for wine region. It encompasses more than 26,000
encouraged to immerse themselves in the enthusiasts to experience and understand vineyard acres and more than 200 wineries.
experience and learn all there is to know each wine from first to last taste. This practice For more information, visit the website at
about the different varietals presented. Vari- will be encouraged and is essential to make www.pasowine.com.

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PREMIER ACCOMMODATI ONS


The Casitas of Arroyo Grande – A Luxury Bed & Breakfast
You don’t have to go back east to see fall are often missed by travelers and love for lush and enjoy brisk fall mornings and evenings.
colors. Come see fall in the vineyards of the gardens, yummy food and the nicest ameni- Be prepared for a delicious combination of
Arroyo Grande and Edna Valleys. ties. hot and cold foods prepared by Tony. Break-
Close to Los Angeles, San Francisco and All of the rooms are very private, quiet, and fast is delivered to your room at the time that
the Central Valley, the vineyards of the Arroyo well appointed. Beautiful fixtures and custom works best for you … they’ll make sure and
Grande and Edna Valleys give visitors a spec- tile work make for an elegant and peaceful find out your preference when checking in
tacular taste of fall color. Right after crush, place to rest. and will work around your schedule.
when the crowds are low, the vines dazzle Each room has an adjoining patio that Fresh seasonal fruits, homemade breads or
with displays of yellow, gold and red leaves takes full advantage of the outstanding beauty yogurt, freshly roasted and ground coffee
before resting for the winter. If you want more and climate of the California Central Coast (both in room as well as served), tea, juice,
color than the vineyards provide, go to nearby The “Little Houses” feature a full private and a hot entrée are ready for your enjoyment.
See Canyon and stop at one of the apple farms bath, patio with garden or valley views, Some of Tony’s specialties are his crepes and
and enjoy fresh cider and more varieties of DirecTV with HBO, Bose stereo with iPod egg soufflés.
apples than you see at your local grocery. port, complimentary Wi-Fi and features From the moment you arrive you know
Owners Pat and Tony Goetz always sumptuous bedding with Ralph Lauren you’re in a special place! The courtyard of the
preferred staying at bed and breakfasts, farm- duvets and 400-thread Pima cotton sateen Casitas invokes the style and pace of life of
stays and boutique hotels where they could sheets. All rooms also have their own wood another place and time.
meet great people and learn about the local burning fireplace. The Casitas of Arroyo Grande is located at
haunts and happenings. Opening the Casitas Come stay at The Casitas and see a 2655 Lopez Drive in Arroyo Grande. For
of Arroyo Grande also allows them to share different world that is close to home. Begin more information, call (805) 473-1123 or go
their passion for wine, the hidden gems that your day with a gourmet breakfast and relax to www.thecasitasofarroyogrande.com.

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Cameron Ingalls, Inc.


by Dave Wilcox
VINA ROBLES Adjacent to the tasting room is Vina strate balance, elegance and complexity.
Robles’ Signature Room, a versatile area The 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, using fruit

E
ven as the Paso Robles wine region equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual from its Jardine vineyard, earned a mention in
continues to tap its seemingly unlimited equipment. It’s easy to imagine corporate September’s issue of Wine Enthusiast maga-
potential, few venues in the area seminars, wedding receptions and exclusive zine as a Best Buy. The same issue also
approach Vina Robles’ stunning, 14,000- winemaker dinners all taking advantage of the awarded the Vina Robles 2006 Red4 – a blend
square-foot hospitality center. room, which opens onto a peaceful patio that of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Touriga and Tannat –
Sparing no expense, winery owner Hans includes a wall fountain and newly- with a Best Buy nod.
Nef has realized a vision of building a center completed barbecue island. Both of those wines are available as part of
that both echoes California’s mission history Events at Vina Robles will also benefit from the “Estate Tasting” menu offered to visitors at
and captures the elegance of Nef’s European access to a large commercial kitchen, which is no charge, one of three options to choose
heritage. currently under construction. Zuur-Lopez from at the tasting room.
The setting in the heart of Paso Robles said the kitchen’s floor plan was designed “Reserve Tasting” menus feature the
Wine Country along Highway 46 East makes with extensive input from local chefs to maxi- winery’s limited production wines for a $5
Vina Robles an ideal choice for weddings and mize its potential. fee. Among those premium selections is the
corporate events. Only five minutes to down- Although the extensive amenities suggests Vina Robles 2005 Signature blend, made from
town hotels, Vina Robles also overlooks the a large-scale production winery, Vina Robles three grape varieties that winemaker Gubler
popular Hunter Ranch Golf Course and offers remains committed to hand-crafted wines feels “are the ultimate expression of Vina
sweeping vistas of vineyards and oak wood- made primarily from estate-grown varietals Robles’ terroir.” It blends the Bordeaux vari-
lands. ideally suited to the Paso Robles climate. etals Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon
“We wanted to make this a hospitality Production is less than 20,000 cases annually. with the Rhone varietal Syrah.
center that will draw people from throughout “We don’t want to increase our production It recently won Best in Class at the West
California, and beyond,” said Carrie Zuur- too much,” said Zuur-Lopez, “because we Coast Wine Competition in Santa Rosa.
Lopez, Vina Robles’ tasting room manager. want to retain what we have now in terms of The Signature blend, along with the other
Zuur-Lopez and her staff welcomes visitors quality.” wines on the Reserve Tasting list, can also be
to a gourmet market and tasting room whose Indeed, if Vina Robles’ hospitality center paired with artisan cheeses from Vivant for a
vaulted ceilings and picture windows are has been turning heads since opening a little $10 fee.
accompanied by a wood-burning fireplace more than a year ago, its wines produced by Vina Robles is located at 3700 Mill Road in
that lends warmth to the 1,600-square-foot winemaker Matthias Gubler have also been Paso Robles and is open daily from 10 a.m. to
space. Its comfortable tasting bar encourages attracting well-deserved attention. 5 p.m. For more information, call (805)
guests to linger and enjoy the art prominently From its brisk Sauvignon Blanc to a blend 227-4812, or visit the winery’s website at
displayed. showcasing Petit Verdot, Vina Robles’ demon- www.vinarobles.com.

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PREFERRED RESTAURANTS
CAFE VIO by Mark Storer
“It has to be because my husband loves, and I mean loves, good coffee.”
Open daily for breakfast with a fresh menu featuring egg specialties and fresh
pastries, the Courtneys have seen to it that Café Vio stays open until past dinner
Café Vio was on the verge of closing. Having been opened at a building known time. “One thing the Board told us was that the previous owners closed too
in Paso Robles as the Granary, near the railroad crossing, the café was sinking into much,” says Nina. “So, we’re open now from early morning until sometime after
a morass of pre-packaged foods and a bit of coffee. Yet the local constituents, in the last few customers leave which is usually around 7 or 8 o’clock.” The lunch
love with their gathering place, simply refused to let it die and help came in the menu serves as well for a dinner menu and customers seem to prefer it that way.
form of Alan and Nina Courtney, Café Vio’s own Calvary who arrived in October The ambience of the place has changed as well. Simple white walls have now
of last year. been replaced by warm colors with plenty of artwork including one whole section
“I love my little place,” says Nina Courtney, who is truly at home here. “I just dedicated to Western art. “We have a new artist each month and it’s been such a
saw the potential to make some changes and we did that and now, things are treat,” says Nina. “We have the artists come in every second Friday of the month
looking up.” Gathering advice from a group of regular customers she and Alan and feature their work and it’s been really popular.” The restaurant itself is broken
refer to as “The Board of Directors,” the pair got rid of the pre-packaged foods and up into separate “living rooms” each connoted by a different color scheme and
hired a professional chef to at once simplify the menu and charge it with new various kinds of comfortable furniture. From couches to cushy chairs to kitchen
quality and life. The menu now includes fresh breads and pastries baked right on tables for larger groups, Café Vio feels very much like homemade and it’s that
the premises, meats that the Chef prepares himself in the kitchen whether roasting atmosphere that keeps regulars coming back.
succulent turkey or preparing lean pastrami for the delicious sandwiches, and a The food is exceptionally good with the meats as tender and juicy as they can
focus on fresh produce. “And the coffee is still the very best in town,” says Nina. be. Fresh produce adorns the sandwich plates and homemade dressings, freshly
baked breads and freshly brewed teas and coffees are in constant demand. In
short, Café Vio has once again put the life back in Vio.
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VINTNER’S GRILL NOVO RESTAURANT


Located in the Radisson Hotel, Santa Maria, the NOVO’s international flavors are the leading ingredi-
Vintner’s Grill offers a magnificent Champagne ents in an exotic dining experience. Brazilian,
Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mediterranean and Asian flavors awaken the senses.
The brunch features a deluxe seafood station, In house roasted spices for curries, mixtures and
chef carved roasts, omelet bar, hot entrées, marinades balanced with crisp, seasonal vegetables
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PA S O R O B L E S CAMBRIA
ROBIN'S RESTAURANT
Mon-Thu: 6am to 8pm • Fri: 6am to 10pm Located in the historic east village of Cambria, in a charming
Sat: 7am to 10pm • Sun: 8am to 4pm vintage home, Robin’s has been delighting locals & visitors
Corner of 12th & Riverside in the Granary Building with a fresh eclectic quality menu of international foods and
(805) 237-2722 • www.cafevio.biz gracious service for 24 years. We also have a beautiful garden
for small weddings & special events.
Downtown Paso’s first and only internet cafe with free WiFi. We serve fine local wines, gourmet coffees,
espresso, teas, smoothies, soups, sandwiches and pastries. Enjoy our new Western & Wine Art Gallery with Open daily from 11am. Sunday Brunch specials &
a glass of wine and a small plate of delicacies, chill out in our cozy and comfortable living room atmos- monthly Prix Fixe dinners. Mother’s Day Brunch.
phere, or relax outside in our patio under an umbrella. 4095 Burton Dr. • www.robinsrestaurant.com • (805) 927-5007

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Sustainable Farming at Halter Ranch Vineyard


by Mitch Wyss, Winegrower

S
ustainability is a driving force at Halter Ranch, the Estate
Vineyard located on the west side of Paso Robles. As part of
a pilot project developed by the Central Coast Vineyard
Team, Halter Ranch is now a Certified Sustainable Vineyard.
What is sustainable farming? In the big picture, it means that
we meet the needs of the present without compromising the
future. Sustainable farming systems are designed to be productive
in both the short- and long-term. I once met a third-generation
Free-range chickens winegrower who said “You plant a vineyard for the grandchil-
fertilize, eat bugs and dren.” We believe our sustainable farming practices will ensure
provide eggs for staff. that our vineyard remains balanced, healthy and producing high
quality wines through multiple generations.
An in-row tiller eliminates Sustainable agriculture integrates three main goals – environ-
use of herbicides for weed mental health, economic profitability and social equity. We farm
control. Cover crops are
using practices that do not need high levels of material inputs.
planted between vine rows
to add nutrients and When making our farming decisions, we choose the approach
reduce erosion. that is the least toxic and least energy intensive, and yet main-
tains productivity and profitability. These principles are applied
Halter Ranch Estate Wines to our vineyard and beyond, to the restoration and development
are made in the vineyard. projects on our historic ranch, the people who work here and to
the neighborhood. We consider the impacts of our activities on
the rural community that we are a part of.
Some of our sustainable practices include:
• Use of bio-diesel fuel
• Avoiding use of Styrofoam packaging
Mitch Wyss is • Use of beneficial insects instead of pesticides to control pests
Vice-President and • Planting cover crops rather than using synthetic fertilizers
Winegrower at • Composting
Halter Ranch • Recycling everything possible in all areas of our operation.
Vineyard. He
• Minimal irrigation to conserve water and reduce pumping costs
currently sits on
the Board of the • English language class for employees who are non-native
Central Coast speakers
Vineyard Team. Most importantly, we farm sustainably because we believe it is
the best way to produce a high-quality wine. Our historic 900-
acre ranch includes a 250-acre Estate Vineyard, planted to 19
different grape varieties, both Rhone and Bordeaux style. The
vines are planted on steep, south-facing slopes reaching 1800 feet
in elevation and boasting soils rich in limestone, a feature of
many of the world’s finest vineyards.
We invite you to visit Halter Ranch to see our beautiful vine-
yard, sample our world-class estate wines, and enjoy a relaxing
taste of old California.
The tasting room at Halter Ranch Vineyard is open daily,
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Vineyard tours are available by appointment.
Call (805) 226-9455 or visit www.halterranch.com for more
information.

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Paso Robles Harvest Wine Tour Set for October 17-19


It’s 6 a.m. in Paso Robles Wine Country. Wine Country. The region comes alive with tices in motion, take part in a blending
The air is crisp and cool. Sound carries easily the birth of the next vintage and an abun- seminar, or jump feet first into a two ton
across the vineyards in the early hours, dance of opportunities to soak in the experi- grape stomp. Go to www.pasowine.com for a
resonating the harmonics of harvest. Boots ence await you. Like grapes on the vine, the complete list of participating wineries and
crunch in the rocky soil, cluster stems snap memories of the 2008 harvest are ripe for the their activities.
under knife, there’s a gentle pattering of picking. All that is needed is you.
Be A Part of the Harvest Wine Weekend
grapes as they tumble into an open hopper, Harvest Wine Weekend, October 17–19 Bring your camera and share your experi-
and the baritone baseline of engines rumble Bring your Wine Country experience to ence. Harvest images of yourself, friends and
in the background. These are the sights and life when wineries open their doors to offer a family enjoying the many events of Harvest
sounds classic to Wine Country during the cornucopia of activities unique to Wine Wine Weekend. Send them to the Paso
annual harvest, an experience lived every Country. Harvest is the season when wineries Robles Wine Country Alliance for posting on
autumn by those in the wine community. bring to the forefront those rarely seen vine- www.pasowine.com. Three lucky entrants
Come savor the sight, sound, smell and yard and crush activities for wine enthusiasts will win tickets to the annual 2009 Paso
taste of harvest this month in Paso Robles to appreciate. See and learn vineyard prac- Robles Wine Festival in May.

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Preferred Tasting Room:


J. PAUL ROSILEZ
by Mark Storer massive 2000-square-foot tasting room, percent on purchases of six bottles or more,”
located on the winery’s property on Dry Barbara says. Normally, wine club members
J. Paul Rosilez wines have been making Creek Road in Paso Robles. already enjoy a 30 percent discount on all
waves all over the Central Coast. Since 1999, “We’re a pretty close family,” says Barbara wines and get two shipments per year of six
J. Paul, “Joey” to his family and friends, has from the J. Paul Rosilez tasting room where bottles each.” It may be one of the best wine
been making wines commercially beginning she works seven days a week. “When one club deals on the Central Coast, actually.
back in the mid-’90s at the family home near needs help, the others are there to help.” “I have to say, I really like the Zin we make
Lodi in the San Joaquin Valley. While their son toils the day away dispensing and the one we call Apothecary.” Named for
Joey and his family bought property in antibiotics, blood pressure medication and Joey, Apothecary is what some winemakers
Paso Robles during that time and slowly, the other necessaries for his customers, Barbara have referred to as a super-Tuscan in that it
family moved to the Central Coast where and Joe spend their days running the house- blends 80 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and
winemaking would become part of the family sized tasting room, talking to customers, 20 percent Sangiovese. “I like them so well, I
business. Sourcing the grapes solely from the telling their favorite stories about their son’s have a glass of one before dinner, not during,”
Herder vineyard on the east side of Paso winemaking and generally, working pretty laughs Barbara.
Robles, Rosilez has been living a double life as hard to sell wine and make sure customers Joe Sr.’s favorite wine is the Viognier, a
a winemaker and a pharmacist, his “day job” are taken care of. “We like doing it a lot,” says beautifully crafted white wine with stone fruit
at Ralph’s Market in Los Osos, just outside of Barbara. “We like to work one-on-one with flavors and a round, delicate finish. “That’s
San Luis Obispo. Most days, Rosilez will put people and tell them the story of the winery the wine he drinks everynight with a bowl of
in a minimum of 12 hours if not more. It’s and how it all got started.” popcorn,” adds Barbara.
not uncommon for him to be at work all day Barbara and Joe also take a good deal of J. Paul Rosilez winery produces about
and in the winery until the wee hours of the pride in growing the J. Paul Rosilez wine club 3000 cases of wine a year. And so far, making
morning doing what needs to be done. and seeing to it that members get to taste these and selling the wine is still all in the family.
But if it sounds like a one-man operation, premium, hand-crafted wines as soon as they Visit the tasting room at 4889 Dry Creek
rest assured it isn’t. There’s simply no way become available. The wine club remains Road (Highway 46 East at Jardine Road), Paso
Rosilez could succeed without his family, popular and is growing rapidly and the fall is Robles, open Friday through Sunday from
particularly his mother and father, Barbara a great time to join. “During October, if you noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call
and Joe Sr. They are responsible for the join the wine club, you get a discount of 50 (805) 226-0550.

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Arroyo Robles Winery Continued from page 12

is now daylight in your 60-foot diameter. Now more cars head- We make a wide range of wines, probably because so many
lights are flashing through the vineyard. The crews are here and winegrapes grow well in Paso Robles. We love the different flavors
we’re ready to go. Within three to four hours its sunrise and you’ve and try to honor the true tastes of each varietal of wine. But we also
got four tons of grapes. The eight or nine bins are loaded on the enjoy blending different varietals to make delicious, complex wines.
truck and trailer and you’re off to the winery. Fifteen hours later This year our Tempranillo, Syrah Rosé and Little Star won top
you’ve completed the winery work and you’re ready for tomorrow’s awards. Our ports made from Tempranillo, Syrah and Cabernet
harvest. Sauvignon all sold out. Our new Ports can’t be named Ports because
While the harvest is the end of growing the grapes, crush is the of label restrictions. So we’ll soon be releasing a Zinfandel and Viog-
start of making the wine! nier Orilla Del Paso’s. Our Chardonnay, Viognier, Syrah, Cabernet
Our red wine grapes start in the winery on an elevated, vibrating Sauvignon, Cuvee and Almond Sparklers were all big hits in the
sorting table. Just the good fruit drops into the crusher – tasting room.
destemmer. We adjust the rollers so very little crushing occurs and We love to hear you say, “This is the only tasting room that I like
we keep many whole berries to extend the fermentation. After all the wines!” Hope to see you again soon.
destemming they drop onto the post-sort vibrating sorting table to The tasting fees are only $5 and that charge is applied to any
remove any remaining stems, raisins, green seeds, etc. Then on to wine you purchase in the tasting room. Arroyo Robles is easily
the fermentation bins or barrels. This year approximately 12% of accessible from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day at 739 12th Street in
our red wine will be fermented in French oak barrels. The balance downtown Paso Robles. Phone 1-877-759-WINE or visit the
will be hand-punched down in open-top fermentors. After fermen- website tat www.arroyorobles.com.
tation is complete, the must is pressed off and the ageing in barrels
starts. Happy feet make happy wine. Happy 2008 crush!

DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES


15TH STREET
OAK STREET

ORTMAN
14TH STREET
101
VIHUELA SILVER STONE
Wine Attic Clayhouse
13TH ST PIANETTA
MIDLIFE CRISIS

PASO ROBLES STREET


BEAR CAVE CELLARS EDWARD WINERY
ARROYO ROBLES SELLERS
12TH STREET
SPRING STREET

PINE STREET

RAILROAD STREET

CITY PARK
RIVERSIDE AVENUE

ORCHID
10TH STREET HILL
STREET
OAK STREET

9TH STREET
PARK

Hice Cellars
8TH STREET ANGLIM WINERY
D’ANBINO CELLARS
7TH STREET

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TASTE
Downtown Paso Robles is home to
more than 12 premium tasting
rooms, all within walking
distance of one another.
Each of these boutique
WHAT

DOWNTOWN
wineries offers a unique
experience with individual
flavor. Together they

H A S TO O F F E R make for an unforgettable


Wine Country destination.

13 Tasting Rooms in Walking Distance


Arroyo Robles Orchid Hill
Open Daily 11-7 Daily 11:30-6 or by appointment
739 12th St, Paso Robles 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles
877-759-WINE | www.arroyorobles.com www.orchidhillwine.com | 805-237-7525
Family owned and operated, it is our goal to enhance your wine tasting Fine premium estate wines are paired with cheese to complement your
experience and show you the true beauty of Paso Robles wines. Tasting tasting experience on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and by appointment. We
bar features gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies. also feature art work by world-renowned artist Jean-Pierre de Rothschild.

Bear Cave Cellars Ortman Family Vineyards


1227 Park Street, Suite B, Paso Robles 1317 Park Street, Paso Robles
805-238-4329 Daily 12-6pm, Friday & Saturday until 7pm
www.bearcavecellars.com 805.237.9009 | www.OrtmanVineyards.com
Come experience the acclaimed "Ortman style" and taste what
Hand-crafted Paso Robles red wines. two generations have perfected at the Ortman family’s new
Come on by when you see the Bear Flag fly tasting room in downtown Paso Robles. Varietals include
or give us a call and we will open. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sangiovese.

D’Anbino Vineyards & Cellars Pianetta Winery


710 Pine Street, Paso Robles 829 13th Street, Paso Robles
(in the historic train depot) Sunday, Monday, Thursday: 12-6
Open Thursday-Monday 11-7 Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm
805-227-6800 l www.danbino.com 805-226-4005 | www.pianettawinery.com
Owned & operated by a family of professional musicians, Pianetta Winery creates limited releases of premium red varietals and
you’ll always be entertained in our modern & lively tasting blends using our own Estate Vineyards in Indian Valley. From growing to
room. See our gold records, Emmy statuettes, unique “piano winemaking our techniques focus on balance and intense flavor. Join us
bar” and taste our award-winning wines. at the Historic Granger’s Union Building.

Edward Sellers Vihuela


1220 Park Street, Paso Robles Sunday & Monday 11-4
Open Thursday-Monday 11-6 Thursday through Saturday 11-8
805-239-8915 | www.edwardsellers.com 1307 Park St Alley, (behind Keller Williams))
Edward Sellers Vineyards and Wines specializes in small lots of hand- 805-226-2010 | www.vihuelawinery.com
made American Rhône-Style wines from some of the finest vineyards Vihuela (vee-way-la) is a boutique winery with a passion for old-world Spanish
in Paso Robles. Come in a taste our award winning Viognier, Syrah, guitar and a taste for new world, artisan wine. Each wine is crafted to express
Grenache and Syrah/Grenache blends. Look for our tasting room in an elegant balance of art and science that we’d love to share with you!
the Historic Clock Tower Building in the heart of Paso Robles.

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To Monterey (108 miles)/


San Jose (150 miles)/
DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES 15TH STREET 101 San Francisco (195 miles)
OAK STREET

Ortman Family
Vineyards
14TH STREET
101
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Wine Attic Clayhouse
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Aron Hill Vineyards


To San Luis Obispo (26 miles, see page 28)/
Santa Barbara (133 miles, see page 33)

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Get Back in the Spirit of Harvest at Castoro Cellars


Harvest Hoedown and Chili Extravaganza, October 18
The Harvest Festival is right around the release wine available all weekend long. farming vineyards with a minimum of
corner. Come to Castoro Cellars for a Wright Choice BBQ will fire up the grill synthetic products, Castoro has become one
stompin’ good time as they celebrate what and LeMoine Crêperie will be creating sweet of the “old school” wineries that has consis-
harvest is all about! On Saturday, October and savory crêpes all weekend for tently focused on hand-crafted quality
18, there will be live country music by Pure purchase. Enjoy live music by Dorian wines. Winemaker Tom Myers, along with
Heart, line dancing lessons by the Cal Poly Michael and Kenny Edwards on Saturday owners Niels and Bimmer Udsen, already
Country Line Dancing Club, chili and corn- between noon and 4 p.m. and Dorian have 100 acres of Castoro vineyards certi-
bread – by Phoenix Fine Catering, Cahoots Michael from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. fied organic by the California Certified
Catering and Paso Robles Meat and Sausage Stroll the art gallery with an Art Show Organic Farmer’s Association and Castoro is
– served in take-home Castoro logo chili featuring Paso Robles Art Association. dedicated to continuing their work.
mugs! Alongside grilled corn on the cob, Special wine discounts all weekend long. Tasting wine at Castoro Cellars’ tasting
are smores over an open fire and “Dam Fine Castoro Cellars is celebrating its 25th room, located in the heart of the Paso
Wine.” wine making anniversary this year and the Robles wine appellation at 1315 North
Price of admission includes food, free release of their proprietary anniversary Bethel Road in Templeton, just off Highway
Castoro mug, special wine discounts and blend. Dubbed Venti Cinque Anni, Italian 46 West, is free for three samples of wine,
two glasses of wine for only $40 per person, for 25 years, the blend includes Castoro’s $3 for seven samples (which is waived if
$30 for wine club members! Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and their wine is purchased) and $5 for seven
Other festivities throughout the weekend famous Zinfandel as well as some others. samples and a logo wineglass. Call toll-free,
include select library, barrel and special With a focus on sustainable practices and 1-888-DAM-FINE, for more information.

Fine Wine...
Fine Art...
Fine Food
1307 Park St. Alley, Downtown Paso Robles
www.vihuelawinery.com
805.226.2010

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Rio Seco Vineyard & Winery


by Michael Cervin

F
or most people, baseball is nothing like wine. But for Tom Hinkle, the
two are interrelated. Tom was a former Major League Baseball scout,
visiting high school, college and semi-pro games, searching for the best
young talent out there. “But I never really had time to taste wine,” Tom said.
He was busy scouting, though occasionally he’d stop by wineries in Napa just
to look around. He planted vineyards on his property in Paso Robles in 1997
and began the wine game while still scouting across the U.S.
Visit some of the newest and most exciting Having since retired from 28 years of scouting, Tom and his wife Carol
now spend their time farming, making and selling wine and running the
wineries on Califonia’s Central Coast! tasting room.
The tasting room is a red barn with a trellised patio covered with grapes
that provide shade. The views from this covered porch are vintage Paso
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Robles; gentle rolling hills, punctuated with mature oak trees, brown grass
AIRPORT

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ROSILEZ 46E and glimpses of nearby vineyards. Tom sprayed the interior walls with a
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BRANCH
BUENA

EOS protective coating to help keep it cool inside and set up a functional, if
EBERLE VINA
ESTATE modest, tasting area. The wood bar is all hand made, worn and full of char-
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IO N UN
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Paso Robles RIO SECO acre property. He just likes the challenge of something new. Rio Seco is a
SPRINGS

hands-on winery with Tom and Carol doing just about everything them-
PENMAN

6TH FALCON NEST


selves. That includes Tom learning the art of winemaking. “Do I have formal
CRESTON

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101 training? No,” Tom grins. “Hours on the crush pad? Yes!” Tom’s a believer
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SE that you learn by doing, something he picked up at college at Cal Poly
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IS Pomona. “Making wine isn’t rocket science,” Tom says. Plus there’s the
SCULPTERRA
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VILLA VALDEMOSA B&B advantage of having a supportive winemaking community near him. And
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perhaps the toughest part of making wine? “You ruin a lot of clothes,” he
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The wines run the gamut from a light Roussanne to a hefty white blend
called VIO RIO, a blend of Orange Muscat and Viognier, which the Hinkles
affectionately call “mama’s moonshine” because of its 16.6 percent alcohol.
Rio Seco is especially known for its Cabernet Franc as well as Syrah,
Cabernet Sauvignon and their award-winning Zinfandels. Their reds are all
Fine Wine… mild tannin wines, meant to be consumed soon. Four times a year they offer
Friendl y P eo ple a Texas Hold ’em tournament where the grand prize is a free one-year wine
club membership.
Open Daily 11-5 “Not only do we have Texas Hold ’em … we are best known for our Friday
4295 Union Road Night Concert Series,” Tom adds. “Live music, barbecue and wine for $8 – all
805-237-8884 summer long. We’ve been doing this for six years now. It’s family friendly and
www.riosecowine.com really great music!”
The tasting fee is $5 and is applied towards any wine purchase. No wines
are off limits, so if it’s open, the Hinkles will pour it. Rio Seco Vineyard is
located at 4295 Union Road in Paso Robles and they are open from 11 a.m.
FALCON NEST to 5 p.m. daily. Stop on by and see the dogs, Blaze and Rio, and Curious
George, the cat. You’re sure to hot a home run if you do. For more informa-
VINEYARD & WINERY tion, visit the website at www.riosecowine.com or call (805) 237-8884.
Family owned and operated vineyard and winery
specializing in handcrafted wines with intense
colors and flavors. Join us in celebrating in the true
Italian tradition with food and wine pairing,
salami, prosciutto, provolone, sopres-sata, pâté,
imported pasta, specialty items and the finest pasta
sauces. Food available daily.
Open Daily 10am-7:30pm
5185 Union Road, Paso Robles
805-226-0227 | www.falconnestwine.com

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SAN LUIS OBISPO WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

San Luis Obispo Vintners Harvest Celebration


The Central Coast's premier wine tasting and auction is naming the
Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture program as beneficiary to this year’s event
San Luis Obispo Vintners Association announces ning production of three of their very own varietals.
its 18th Annual Harvest Celebration November 7th Cal Poly’s Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a new blend
- 9th at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. More than 50 called Mustang Red will be ready for release just in
wineries and restaurants from the San Luis Obispo time for the Harvest Celebration.
region will be featured in this special weekend to “With the help of the SLO Vintner’s Association,
support the improvement of the Cal Poly Wine and our program at Cal Poly continues to grow and
Viticulture Program. evolve into something we always hoped it would,”
The Harvest Celebration in November is a time says July Ackerman, Director of Program Develop-
for members of the community and traveling ment for Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture. “We are
tourists to come share their love for our local wines honored to be selected as this year’s beneficiary and
and food while raising funds for our beneficiaries. can not wait to see our program flourish with your
Come taste some of San Luis Obispo’s award- help.”
winning wines while enjoying the scenic views and Ticket sales for the November Harvest Festival
the beautiful weather at Avila Beach. are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at
In only ten years of existence, the Wine and Viti- www.slowine.com and at “Taste” the San Luis
culture program has managed to grow substantially Obispo Vintners exclusive tasting room in down-
by drawing new students into the major and begin- town San Luis Obispo.

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Los Olivos ‘Day in the Country’ Event Set for Oct. 18


The Los Olivos Business Organization (LOBO) will once again host Olivos Rotary will be serving tri-tip sandwiches and the Santa Ynez
its annual festival, “Los Olivos Day in the Country,” on Saturday, Valley Jewish Community will be making wonderful crepes along with
October 18. Voted “Best Family Event,” the 28th year for the event other local organizations who will be cooking up their specialties.
takes place in the center of the town of Los Olivos with proceeds Food booths are still available and any business or non-profit organi-
supporting town beautification, flagpole and street maintenance, and zations interested can get information and download forms from the
other community events. Peter Feldmann and The Very Lonesome website www.losolivosca.com.
Boys will headline the entertainment for the day along with the parade Day in the Country always attracts some of the best artisans and
through town, a 5K walk and run in the morning, kids’ activities, food, craftspeople from around the Central Coast and this year promises to
artisan crafts and much more. once again showcase the most creative and original handcrafted items.
The event will begin with a series of 5K runs and a walk sponsored From jewelry to clothing to toys to decorative items, there is some-
by Platinum Performance. The schedule and registration form can be thing for everyone and every budget. Artisans and craftsmen inter-
found at the Los Olivos website, www.losolivosca.com, or you can call ested in selling their wares can still obtain a booth. Forms and infor-
Erika Herthel at (805) 688-1731 for more information. mation are available at the Los Olivos website.
Everyone is invited to cheer on the runners and walkers while It wouldn’t be a Day in the Country without the annual parade
enjoying the delicious pancake breakfast hosted by the Santa Ynez through town. Be there at 10 a.m. to watch the horses, cars, vintage
Valley High School Music Boosters with proceeds going to the music farm machinery, fun marching groups, the 4H Club and more. This
program, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Grange Hall. year, Los Olivos is proud to honor Lori Oakley and Dell Geier, post-
The food court will have something for every palette: the Los masters of the Los Olivos Post Office, as the Grand Marshals.

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A perennial favorite, the Apple Pie Contest, will be held at 9 a.m. To Solvang
Geisinger Santa Barbara
Pie bakers of all ages are invited to test their skills and enter a pie into (34 miles, see page 32) Kalyra Winery
Winery
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tation of live animals native to North America. It is hosted by the P a c i f
renowned Wildling Art Museum, located between St. Mark’s Church
and Mattei’s Tavern. The program is underwritten by the Valley Foun-
dation and will begin promptly at 2 p.m.
Sotheby’s International Realty will be hosting their annual event,
“Scarecrows on Parade” with an even greater opportunity for schools
to raise money for the classrooms. Valley teachers interested in a great
classroom project are invited to participate by creating a scarecrow,
which will be displayed outside the Sotheby’s office. The scarecrows
will be auctioned off (silent auction) later in the day with proceeds
going directly to the classroom. This event is always produces some of
the most creative and imaginative scarecrows and now everyone will
have a chance to take home one of these special holiday decorations.
For more information, contact Mary Ann Foss at Sotheby’s Interna-
tional Realty at (805) 688-4200.
The Los Olivos PTA is planning to host a variety of games, contests
and crafts to engage, inspire and entertain kids of all ages. Kids
activities will be going on continuously throughout the day.
A full schedule will be available on the Los Olivos website,
www.losolivosca.com and the day of the event.
Make plans now to attend, and enjoy a fun-filled day-long
celebration for the entire family! Visit the Los Olivos website,
www.losolivosca.com for more information.

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PAS O R O B L ES A R E A Derby Estates – Paso Robles Daily ## J Lohr – Paso Robles Daily
## Adelaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 10-5
5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300 10-5 X X 6169 Airport Rd; 805-239-8900 10-5 X X
5805 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 800-676-1232 X X X Denner Vineyards & Winery – Paso Robles ## J. Paul Rosilez – Paso Robles Daily
5414 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-4287 Sa-Su 12-4 X X 4889 Dry Creek Rd; 805-226-0550 12-5 X X
AJB Vineyards – Paso Robles Weekends
3280 Township Rd; 805-239-9432 12-5 X X Doce Robles – Paso Robles Daily Jack Creek Cellars – Templeton By
## Anglim Winery – Paso Robles
2023 Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766 10-5:30 X X 5265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283 Appt X X
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740 Pine St; 805-227-6813 Su 12-6 & By Appt X X ## Donati Family Vineyard – Templeton Daily 11am-5pm ## Jada Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su
## Arroyo Robles – Paso Robles
Corner of 46 West & Vineyard Dr; 805-238-0676 X X 5620 Vineyard Dr; 805-226-4200 10-5 X X X
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739 12th St; 877-759-WINE 11-7 X X Donatoni Winery – Paso Robles Sa-Su 12-5 JanKris Winery – Templeton Daily
3225 Township Rd; 805-226-0620 Or By Appt X 1266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319 11-5 X X X
Bassetti Vineyards – Cambria By
1191 N. Green Valley Rd; 805-927-1925 Appt X X Dover Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su Justin Winery – Paso Robles Daily
4520 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0101 11-5 X 11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-6932 10-5 X X X
B & E Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su By
10,000 Creston Rd; 805-238-4815 10-5 Appt X X Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery – Paso Robles Kukkula – Templeton By
1953 Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Th-Mo 11-5 X X 9525 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-434-5475 Appt
## Bear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles By Appt. &
1227 Park St; 805-238-4329 Some Weekends X X Eagle Castle Winery – Paso Robles Daily L’Aventure Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su 11-4
3090 Anderson Rd; 805-227-1428 10:30-5:30 X X X 2815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588 or By Appt X X
## Eberle Winery – Paso Robles
Bella Luna – Templeton Fr-Su
1850 Templeton Rd; 805-434-5477 10-5 X X Daily Le Cuvier – Paso Robles By Appt,
3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607 10-6 X X X 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-238-5706 Wine Club Only
## Bianchi Winery – Paso Robles
## Edward Sellers – Paso Robles
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3380 Branch Rd; 805-226-9922 10-5 X X Th-Mo Linne Calodo – Paso Robles Fr-Su
1220 Park St; 805-239-8915 12-7 X X 3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 11-5 X X
## EOS Estate Winery – Paso Robles Daily ## Locatelli Winery – Paso Robles
Black Hand – San Miguel By
1735 Nygren Rd; 805-712-WINE Appt X X Fr-Su
5625 Hwy 46 East; 805-239-2562 10-5 X X X 8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 11-4 X X
## Falcon Nest Winery– Paso Robles Daily
Brian Benson Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
Lone Madrone – Paso Robles Daily
2985 Anderson Rd; 805-296-9463 10:30-5 X X
5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227 10-7:30 X X 2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0845 10:30-5 X X
Calcareous Winery – Paso Robles Th-Mo
Firestone Vineyard Paso – Paso Robles By Madison Cellars – Paso Robles By
3430 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289 11-5 X X
2300 Airport Rd; 805-591-8050 Daily 10-5 Appt X X 4540 Hwy 41; 805-238-9831 Appt X X
Caparone Winery – Paso Robles Daily
Five Rivers Winery – Paso Robles By Maloy O’Neill – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 10-5; Su 12-5
2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827 11-5 X X X
8998 North River Rd; 805-467-0192 Appt 5725 Union Rd; 805-238-7320 Or By Appt X X
Carmody McKnight Estate Wines – Paso Robles
Four Vines Winery – Templeton Daily Martin & Weyrich – Paso Robles Su-Th 10-5
11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X X
3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0055 11-5 X X 2610 Buena Vista Dr; 805-238-2520 Fr-Sa 10-6 X X
Cass Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily Fralich Vineyard & Winery – Templeton By Appt McClean Vineyards – Templeton By
7350 Linne Rd; 805-239-1730 11-6 X X Private tastings at Paso Robles Wine Services; 805-434-1526 4491 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-237-2441 Appt
## Castoro Cellars – Templeton Daily Fratelli Perata – Paso Robles By Meridian Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 10-5:30 X X 1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809 Appt 7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133 10-5 X X
## Cayucos Cellars – Cayucos We-Su 11-5:30 Garretson Wine Co. – Paso Robles Daily ## Midlife Crisis – Paso Robles Th-Mo
131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036 Closed Tu X X 2323 Tulley Rd #110; 805-239-2074 11-5 X X 1244 Pine St, Suite A; 805-237-8730 10:30-6 X X
Changala Winery – Templeton Sa 11:30-5 By Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles By Midnight Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
422 Main St; 805-238-0421 Su 12-4 Appt X X 5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808 Appt 2925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904 10-5:30 X X
Chateau Margene – Creston Sa-Su ## Grey Wolf Cellars– Paso Robles Daily ## Minassian-Young – Paso Robles Fr-Su
4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321 12-6 X X 2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771 11-5:30 X X 4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571 11-5 X X
Christian Lazo – San Miguel Sa-Su ## Halter Ranch Vnyd– Paso Robles Th-Mo Moonstone Cellars – Cambria Th-Mo
249 10th Street, Suite A; 805-467-2672 10-5 X X 8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 11-5 X X 801 Main St, Suite C; 805-927-9466 11-5 X X
Chumeia Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily ## Hansen Vineyard– Templeton Daily NadeauFamilyVintners – Paso Robles Fr-Su
8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102 10-5 X X 5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 10-5:30 X X 3860 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-3574 12-5 X X
Clautiere Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily Harmony Cellars– Harmony Daily Norman Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789 12-5 X X 3255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805-927-1625 10-5 X X 7450 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0138 11-5 X X
Clayhouse Wines – Paso Robles Opening November Hice Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo ## Opolo Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
849 13th St; 805 727-4720 Daily 12-5 X X X 821 Pine St Unit D; 805-237-8888 12-5 7110 Vineyard Dr; 805-238-9593 10-5 X X
## D’Anbino Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo 11-7 Hug Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo ## Orchid Hill Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily
710 Pine St; 805-227-6800 Closed Tu-We X X 2323 Tuley Ct Ste. 120 D; 805-226- 8022 11-5 X X X 1140 Pine St; 805-237-7525 11:30-6 X X
Dark Star Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su Hunt Cellars – Paso Robles Daily ## Ortman Family Vnyds – Paso Robles Daily 12-6
2985 Anderson Rd; 805-237-2389 10:30-5 X X 2875 Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600 10:30-5:30 X X 1317 Park Street; 805-237-9009 Fr-Sat 12-7 X X

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70502 Vineyard Canyon Rd; 805-463-2316 Appt X X 5115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 11-5 X X X 8325 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-9020 11-5 X X
## Peachy Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Daily Tablas Creek – Paso Robles Daily Wild Coyote Winery – Paso Robles Daily
1480 N. Bethel Rd; 805-239-1918 11-5 X X 9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231 10-5 X X X 3775 Adelaida Rd; 805-610-1311 11-5 X X
## Peachy Canyon Winery Too – Paso Robles Terry Hoage – Paso Robles By ## Wild Horse Winery – Templeton Daily
2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805-237-7848 Fr-Su 11-5 X X 870 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2083 Appt 1484 Wild Horse Winery Ct; 805-434-2541 11-5 X X
## Penman Springs Vineyard – Paso Robles Thacker Winery– Paso Robles Opening in Windward Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily
1985 Penman Springs Dr; 805-237-7959 Fr-Su 11-5 X X 8355 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0087 June '08 X X 138 Live Oak Rd; 805-239-2565 11-5 X X
## Pianetta – Paso Robles Su-Mo-Th: 12-6pm Thunderbolt Junction – Paso Robles Fr-Su York Mountain – Templeton Daily
829 13th St; 805-226-4005 Fr-Sa 11-7 X X X 2740 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805-226-9907 11-5 X X 7505 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-3925 11-5 X X
Pipestone – Paso Robles Th-Mo Zenaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
Tobin James Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
2040 Niderer Rd; 805-227-6385 11-5 X X 1550 Hwy 46 West; 805-227-0382 11-5 X X X
8950 Union Rd; 805-239-2204 10-6 X X
Poalillo Vineyards – Paso Robles By ZinAlley – Templeton Fr-Su
Tolo Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Mo
18888 Willow Creek Rd; 805-238-0600 Appt 3730 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0959 11-5 X X
9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-2282 11-5 X X
Pretty-Smith – San Miguel Fr-Su S A N TA M A R G A R I TA
13350 River Rd; 805-467-3104 10-5 X X Turley Wine Cellars – Templeton Daily
2900 Vineyard Dr; 805-434-1030 9-5 X X ## Pozo Valley – Santa Margarita Fr-Su
Rabbit Ridge – Paso Robles We-Su 2200 El Camino Real; 805-286-7172 12-6 X X
1172 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3331 11-5 X X Venteux Vineyards – Templeton Fr-Su
1795 Las Tablas Rd; 805-369-0127 10-5 X X SAN LUIS OBISPO
Rainbows End Winery – San Miguel By
8535 Mission Ln; 805-467-3345 Appt X X Victor Hugo Winery – Templeton By Alapay Cellars – Avila Beach Daily
## Rio Seco – Paso Robles
2850 El Pomar Dr; 805-434-1128 Appt X X 415 First St; 805-595-2632 10:30-6 X X
Daily
4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884 11-5 X X ## Vihuela Winery – Paso Robles Th-Sa 11-8 Aron Hill Vineyards – Morro Bay Th-Su
1307 Park St; 805 835-4304 Su & Mo 11-4 X X 845 Embarcadero Rd, Suite F; 805-610-5751 12-5 X X
RiverStar Vineyards – Cayucos Fr-Su
36 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3741 11-4 X X Villicana Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su ## Baileyana Vineyard – San Luis ObispoDaily
2725 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-9456 11-5 X X 5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 10-5 X X
RN Estate Winery – Paso Robles By
7986 North River Rd; 805-467-3106 Appt ## Vina Robles – Paso Robles Daily Barnwood Winery – Arroyo Grande Daily
## Robert Hall – Paso Robles
3700 Mill Rd; 805-227-4812 10-5 X X 453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 888-809-VINE 11-5 X X
Daily
3443 Mill Rd; 805-239-1616 10-6 X X X VinFuzion – Paso Robles We-Su Cerro Caliente – San Luis Obispo Fr-Su
Rotta Winery – Paso Robles Daily 2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0208 11-5:30 X X 831 A Via Esteban; 805-544-2842 11-5 X X
3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0510 11-5 X X Vista Del Rey – Paso Robles Su 11-5 ## Claiborne & Churchill – San Luis Obispo Daily
## Rocky Creek Cellars – Templeton Daily 7340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 By Appt X X 2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd; 805-544-4066 11-5 X X
8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919 10:30-5 X X
## San Marcos Creek Vineyard – Paso Robles THIS WEEK’S WINE COUNTRY CRITTER
7750 North Hwy; 805-467-9260 Daily 11-5 X X
Scott Aaron – Templeton Sa-Su Breed: Llama
422 South Main; 888-611-9463 11-5 X X
Favorite Past times: Protecting the sheep.
## Sculpterra – Paso Robles Fr-Su 10-5
5015 Linne Road, 888-302-8881 or By Appt X X Can Be Found … In the field…protecting
## Silver Horse – San Miguel
the sheep…waiting to spit on trespassers
Fr-Mo
2995 Pleasant Rd; 805-467-WINE 11-5 X X Quote: “Cute, aren’t I?”
## Silver Stone – Paso Robles Mo-Th 12-7 Favorite Things: Apples
827 13th St; 805-226-2788 Fr-Sa 12-8 Su 11-4 X X
If you see me … Cover your face..I spit.
Skyhawk Lane – San Miguel By
But I also like to be petted!
1605 Commerce Way; 213-200-4661 Appt
Stacked Stone Cellars – Paso Robles Fr 12-5
1525 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7872 Sa-Su 11-5 X X
Stephen’s Cellar – Templeton By
7575 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-2412 Appt X X
Still Waters Vineyards – Paso Robles Th-Mo
2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231 11-5 X X 1437 Wild Horse Winery Ct.
Templeton, CA 93465
Summerwood – Paso Robles Daily FLOYD Open 7 days a week. 11am-5pm
2175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365 10-5:30 X X

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Domaine Alfred – San Luis Obispo Daily Chimere – Santa Maria By The Brander Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily
7525 Orcutt Rd; 805-541-9463 10-5 X X 217 North Russell; 805-310-1148 Appt 2401 Refugio Rd; 805- 688-2455 11-4 X X
Edna Valley Vnyd – San Luis Obispo Daily ## Costa de Oro – Santa Maria Daily Carhartt Vineyard – Los Olivos Th-Mo 11-5
2585 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-544-5855 10-5 X X 1331 S. Nicholson Ave; 805-922-1468 11-6 X X 2990A Grand Ave; 805-688-0685 (Closed Tu-We) X X
## Kelsey See Canyon – San Luis Obispo Cottonwood Canyon – Santa Maria Daily ## Carina Cellars – Los Olivos Daily
1947 See Canyon Rd; 805-595-9700 Daily 11-5:30 X X X 3940 Dominion Rd; 805-937-VINE 10-5:30 X X X 2900-A Grand Ave; 805-688-2459 11-5 X X

Kynsi Winery – Arroyo Grande Th-Mo Curtis Winery – Los Olivos Daily Consilience – Los Olivos Daily
2212 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805-544-8461 11-5 X X 5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-5 X X 2933 Grand Ave; 805-691-1020 11-5 X X

## Laetitia Vineyard – Arroyo Grande Daily Fess Parker – Los Olivos Daily Curtis Winery – Los Olivos Daily
453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 11-5 X X 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X X 5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-5 X X

Morovino – Avila Beach Th-Mo Firestone Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily Daniel Gehrs Winery – Los Olivos Daily
550 1st St; 805-627-1443 12-5 X X 5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 10-5 X X X 2939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 11-5 X X

## Per Bacco Cellars – San Luis Obispo Th-Mo Foxen Vineyard – Santa Maria Daily Dierberg Estate Vineyard – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
1850 Calle Joaquin Rd; 805-787-0485 11-5 X X X 7200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-4251 11-4 X X 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X

Piedra Creek Winery – San Luis Obispo IO Vineyards – Santa Maria By Epiphany Cellars – Los Olivos Th-Mo
6425 Mira Cielo Dr; 805-541-1281 By Appt 5250 Tepusquet Rd; 805-934-4770 Appt 2963 Grand Ave; 866-354-9463 11:30- 5:30 X X

Rancho Arroyo Grande – Arroyo Grande ## KennethVolk Vineyards – Santa Maria Daily John Kerr Wines – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room
591 Hi Mountain Rd; 805-474-0220 1st Saturday of the month 11-5 5230 Tepusquet Rd; 805-938-7896 10:30-4:30 X X X 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-5:30 X X

## Salisbury Vineyards – Avila Valley Daily Koehler – Los Olivos Daily Fess Parker – Los Olivos Daily
6985 Ontario Rd; 805-595-WINE 11-6 X X 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X X 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X X
Firestone Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily
Saucelito Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily Labyrinth – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang
5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 10-5 X X X
3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-543-2111 10-5 X X 2717 Aviation Way; 805-268-4155 Daily 10-5 X X
Flying Goat Cellars – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
Sextant Wines – San Luis Obispo Daily McKeon-Philips – Santa Maria Daily
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
3536 S. Higuera St; 866-833-WINE 11-5 X X 2115 S Blosser Rd; 805-928-3025 11-6 X X
Great Oaks Ranch – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
Shadow Canyon Cellars – San Luis Obispo Ovene Winery – Santa Maria (Tasting Room: See Solvang)
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
956 Monterey Street; 805-781-0862 Th-Su 12-7 X X 2717 Aviation Way; 714-420-2525 By Appt X X
J Wilkes Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
Stephen Ross Wine Cellars – San Luis Obispo Rancho Sisquoc Winery – Santa Maria Daily
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
2330 Johnson Ave; 805-594-1318 By Appt X 6600 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-934-4332 10-4 X X
## Tangent Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Daily
Koehler – Los Olivos Daily
Riverbench Vineyards – Santa Maria Daily
5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X X
5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 11-5 X X 6020 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8340 10-4 X X X
## Talley Vineyards – Arroyo Grande Daily
Lane Tanner Wines – at Los Olivos Tasting Room
Tantara Vineyard – Santa Maria By 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-6 X X
3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 10:30-4:30 X X 4747 Ontiveros Lane; 805-938-5051 Appt
Longoria Wines – Los Olivos Daily
Taste – San Luis Obispo Mo-Sa 11-9 Tres Hermanas Winery – Santa Maria Daily 2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637 11-4:30 X X
1003 Osos St; 805-269-TASTE Su 11-5 X X 9660 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8451 10-5 X X
## Tolosa Winery – San Luis Obispo
Oak Savanna – at Andrew Murray Tasting Room in Los Olivos
Daily Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos Daily 2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Daily 11-6 X X
4910 Edna Rd; 805-782-0500 11-5 X X 6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X X
## Wood Winery – Arroyo Grande
Qupé Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
Th-Mo LOS OLIVOS 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-968-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
## Silver Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
136 Bridge St; 805-489-9663 11-5 X X
Alexander & Wayne – Los Olivos Daily
Wolff Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Daily 2922 Grand Ave; 805-688-9665 11-6 X X 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-963-3052 Daily 11-5 X X
6238 Orcutt Rd; 805-781-0448 11-5 X X X
Andrew Murray – Los Olivos Daily Scott Cellars – Los Olivos Th-Mo
S A N TA M A R I A / F O X E N C A N Y O N 2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 11-6 X X 2933 San Marcos Ave, Ste 101; 805-570-0048 12-5 X X
Addamo Estate Vineyards – Orcutt Tu-Su Arthur Earl – Los Olivos Daily Star Lane – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
400 East Clark Ave; 805-937-6400 11-7 X X 2922 Grand Ave; 805-693-1771 11-6 X X 2445 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
Bedford Thompson – Los Alamos Daily Beckmen Vineyards – Los Olivos Daily Three Saints – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
448 Bell St; 805-344-2107 11-5 X X 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-8664 11-5 X X 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
Byron Vineyard – Santa Maria By Bernat – at Los Olivos Café Daily Tre Anelli – Los Olivos Daily
5250 Tepusquet Rd; 805-934-4770 Appt 2879 Grand Ave; 805-688-7265 11-9 X X 2923 Grand Ave; 805-686-3000 11-5 X X
Cambria Winery – Santa Maria Daily Brophy Clark Cellars – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room Vandale – at The Ballard Inn in Ballard Fr-Su
5475 Chardonnay Lane; 888-339-9463 10-5 X X 2905 Grand Ave; 805-929-4830 Daily 11-6 X X 2436 Baseline Ave; 805-688-7770 12-5:30 X X

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Verdad Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos Cabana Cellars/Wandering Dog Wine Bar – Solvang Au Bon Climat – at Wine Cellar Tasting Room in Santa Ynez
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X 1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 We-Mo 11-8ish X X 3631 Sagunto St; 805-688-8688 Daily 11-6 X X
Wild Heart Winery – Los Olivos Daily Casa Cassara – at Olive House in Solvang Bridlewood Estate – Santa Ynez Daily
2933-C Grand Ave; 805-688-7386 11-5 X X 1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X X 3555 Roblar Ave; 805-688-9000 10-5 X X
Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos Daily ## Curran Wines – at Trio Tastings, Solvang Buttonwood Farm – Santa Ynez Daily
6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X X 1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Th-Su 11-5 or By Appt X X 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-3032 11-5 X X
L O M P O C / B U E L LT O N ## DiBruno – at Trio Tastings, Solvang Gainey Vineyard – Santa Ynez Daily
1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Th-Su 11-5 or By Appt X X 3950 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0558 10-5 X X
Alma Rosa – Buellton Daily
7250 Santa Rosa; 805-688-9090 11-4:30 X X East Valley – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang Kalyra Winery – Santa Ynez Mo-Fr 11-5
1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X X 343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864 Sa-Su 10-5 X X
Ampelos Cellars – Lompoc By
805-736-9957 Appt X X Honeywood/Olde Mission Wine Co. Roblar Winery – Santa Ynez Daily
Tasting room for Honeywood, Michael Grace and Ovene Winery 3010 Roblar Ave; 805-686-2603 10-5 X X
Babcock Winery – Lompoc Daily 1539 Mission Dr, #A & B, Solvang Su-Th 9:30-5:30
5175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455 10:30-4 X X 805-686-9323 Fr-Sa 9:30-6:30 X X Sunstone – Santa Ynez Daily
125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463 10-4 X X
Casa Cassara – Buellton We-Mo Jorian Hill – Solvang By
291 Valley St; 805-686-5159 11-5 X X 1051 Croft Lane; 805-686-8490 Appt S A N TA B A R B A R A

Clos Pepe – Lompoc By Lincourt Winery – Solvang Daily Carr Vineyards – Santa Barbara Daily
4777 East Hwy 246; 805-735-2196 Appt 1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554 10-5 X X 414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985 11-5 X X

Fiddlehead Cellars – at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto Lions Peak Vineyards – Solvang Fr-Mo Coquelicot – at Intermezzo in Santa Barbara
1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 530-756-4550 Th-Sa 11-4 X X 1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 11-5 X X 813 Anacapa St; 805-996-9463 Sa-Su 11-3 X X

Lucas & Lewellen – Solvang Daily Jaffurs – Santa Barbara Fr-Su


Foley Estates – Lompoc Daily
1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 11-5:30 X X 819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 11-5 X X
6121 East Hwy 246; 805-737-6222 10-5 X X
Mandolina Wines – Solvang Daily Giessinger – Santa Barbara Mo-Fr 12-7:30
Harrison-Clarke – Lompoc By
1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506 11-5:30 X X 212 State St; 805-695-8606 Sa 11-8 Su 11-7 X X
805-686-0850 Appt
Kalyra Winery – Santa Barbara Mo-Fr 12-7
Hitching Post Wines – at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton Michael Grace – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang
212 State St; 805-695-8606 Sa-Su 12-8 X X
406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676 Daily from 4pm X X 1539 Mission; 805-686-9323 Daily 9:30-5:30 X X
Santa Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara Daily
Huber Vineyards – Lompoc By Ovene Winery – at Old Mission Tasting Company in Solvang
202 Anacapa St; 805-963-3633 10 - 5 X X
4892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 Appt 1539 Mission; 714-420-2525 Daily 9:30-5:30 X X
Stearns Wharf Vintners – Santa Barbara 9-9 Summer
Ken Brown Wines – Buellton By Presidio Vineyard – Solvang Daily
End of State St; 805-966-6624 9-6 Winter X X
1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585 11-6 X X
2025 Still Meadows Rd; 805-448-3791 Appt
Summerland – Summerland Tu-Th 11-5
Rideau Vineyard – Solvang Daily 2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE Fr-Su 11-7 X X
Lafond Vineyard – Buellton Daily
1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717 11-4 X X
6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921 10-5 X X
Oreana Winery – (formally Cellar 205) Santa Barbara
Royal Oaks – Solvang Daily 205 Anacapa St; 805-962-5857 Daily 11-5 X X
Melville Vineyard – Lompoc Daily
1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 10-5:30 X X
5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030 11-4 X X Whitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara Fr-Su
Rusack Vineyard – Solvang Daily 36A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-965-0956 12-4 X X
Mosby Winery – Buellton Daily
1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278 11-5 X X
9496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415 10-4 X X VENTURA COUNTY
Shoestring Winery – Solvang Fr-Su
Palmina – Lompoc Th-Sa 800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612 11-4 X X Bella Victorian Vineyard – Camarillo Fri-Sun
1520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030 11-4 X X 2135 E. Ventura Blvd; 805-383-8800 12-6 X X
## Stolpman Vineyard – Solvang Daily
Sanford Winery – Lompoc Daily 1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-688-0400 11-4 X X Camarillo Custom Crush – Camarillo Opening Soon
5010 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-735-5900 11-4 X X 300 S. Lewis Rd, Ste C; 805-484-0597
## Trio – Solvang
## Sort This Out Cellars – Buellton ## Cantara Cellars– Camarillo
Th-Su 11-5
Daily Fri-Sun
1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 or By Appt X X
593 Avenue of the Flags; 805-688-1717 10-5:30 X X Tasting room for Badge Wines, DiBruno & Curran Wines 126 Wood Rd, Ste 104; 805-484-9600 11-5 X X

S O LVA N G Casa Barranca – Ojai Fri-Sun


Uncorked/Monsoon Cellars Fr-Sa 12-9pm
208 E. Ojai Ave; 805-640-1255 12-6 X X
## Badge Wines – at Trio Tastings, Solvang 467 Alisal Rd Ste 2; 805-693-8000; Solvang Su 12-6 X X
## Vigna Ladonna – Solvang
Herzog Wine Cellars – Oxnard Sun-Thurs 11-9
1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Th-Su 11-5 or By Appt X X Daily 3201 Camino Del Sol; 805-938-1560 Fri 11-4 Sat Closed X X
1608 Copenhagen, 805-693-WINE 12-7ish X X
Blackjack Ranch – Solvang Daily 11-5 Old Creek Ranch Winery – Ventura Opening Soon
2205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412 Closed Wed X X S A N TA Y N E Z 10024 Old Creek Rd; 805-649-4132
Blair Fox Cellars – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang Artiste – Santa Ynez Daily Rancho Ventavo – Camarillo Opening Soon
1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 Daily 11-8 X X 3569 Sagunto St; 805-686-2626 11-5 X X 1690 Ventura Blvd, 805-529-4221 Early 2009

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