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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ★ APRIL 12



"Winemaker of the Year"
ONGOING ONGOING
Adventures with Nature A Murder Mystery Dinner
Blending Session at Castoro Docent guided walks Enjoy a parody of The Golden Girls
PASO ROBLES
Learn the art of blending from the winemakers Morro Bay State Park Museum with a delicious dinner, wine and laughter
★ ONGOING WEDNESDAYS
★ $85, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton of Natural History, 805-772-2694, www.ccnha.org 5pm, 805-489-3875, Spyglass Restaurant
Wine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine Bar www.castorocellars.com Various hikes at various times including; Fast Hike Shell Beach, www.murderinmind.com
Local winemaker featured each week.
★ APRIL 12
★ to Coon Creek, White’s Point Vistas, Black Hill ★ ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 27

5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154, Paso Robles
Turkish Night at Falcon Nest Winery Trail, Sand Spit Walk and Ocean Lagoon. Estuary
www.vinotecawinebar.com.
Enjoy a delicious Turkish 4 course dinner with Enjoy the new exhibit at Salisbury Fine Art
April 2: Tablas Creek ONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Turkish music and belly dancers too.
April 23: B & E Vineyards Morro Bay Embarcadero Art Walk featuring assemblage type paintings on Chinese
7pm, $25, 805-226-0227, Paso Robles
April 30: Anglim Winery Art galleries’ open house receptions Birch panels by John Patrick Salisbury. The
ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH ★ APRIL 19
★ 5-8pm, 805-772-1068, Morro Bay gallery will also be showing work by many
Gourmet Pairings at Meridian Vineyards Tax Relief Weekend at Midlife Crisis Winery gallery artists too. 11am-6pm, San Luis Obispo
Midlife Crisis Winery will be celebrating the tax ONGOING SATURDAYS
Try gourmet food paired with fine wine www.salisburyvineyards.com
season with great wine tastings & pairings. Fishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro Bay
12-5pm, $5, 805-226-7133, Paso Robles ONGOING THROUGH MAY
www.meridianvineyards.com 10am-6pm, 805-237-8730, Paso Robles Fresh seasonal fruit, crafts & musicians
3-6pm, 800-231-0592, Morro Bay Looking at Jazz
APRIL 19
ONGOING SATURDAYS San Luis Obispo Library Jazz Series-
Wine & Cheese Pairing Seminar
Templeton Farmers’ Market SAN LUIS OBISPO Enjoy a six week discussion program examining
at Villicana Winery
Fresh fruit, flowers & vegetables Jazz as an art form.
Interactive & in-depth seminar designed to pair ONGOING
9am-12:30pm, 805-239-6535, Templeton Reservations required, 805-781-5783
fine wine and cheese, $75, 5-7pm, Paso Robles Christopher Cohan Center
ONGOING SATURDAYS www.villicanawinery.com Performing Arts Center – San Luis Obispo • April 8: New Orleans and the Origins of Jazz
Paso Robles Farmers’ Market 805-756-2787, www.pacslo.org • April 15: The Jazz Age and Harlem
APRIL 19
Country farm arts and crafts market Kite Fest at Barney Schwartz Park as a Center for Jazz
• April 4: Carmen
8am-12:30pm, 805-237-9254, Paso Robles Featuring nationally ranked kite flyers, 2pm • April 22: The Jazz Vocalists
• April 5: The Art of Dance
★ ONGOING
★ 805-237-3988, Paso Robles • April 29: The Swing Era
• April 8: Shidara Taiko
Art Exhibits at Castoro Cellars ★ APRIL 25
★ • April 12: Wailin' Jennys APRIL 3-20
10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton Friday Night Sunset Wine Down • April 19: Cal Poly Open House Concert
The Bonanza Bowl
www.castorocellars.com Unwind with a glass of wine & a gourmet sand- • April 20: Cal Poly Music Festival
27th Annual 211 San Luis Obispo Hotline
• April: Tiles & Paintings by Pomm wich out on the garden terrace as you listen to Bowl-athon Fundraiser at Pismo Bowl,
• May: Paso Robles Art Association ONGOING Paso Bowl & Cal Poly Bowl
the music of Elise Taylor & watch the sun go down
The San Luis Obispo Art Center For info & schedules call, 805-544-6016
★ ONGOING
★ 6-9pm, $20pp, RSVP, 805-239-1616, Paso Robles
www.roberthallwinery.com Permanent collection and constantly rotating www.slohotline.org/bowlathon.html
Vina Robles Ballroom Dance Classes
exhibits of works by local artists in all media –
Learn to dance & show what you have learned APRIL 25-27 APRIL 4
paintings, sculpture, photography and more. San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Task
during the social dance hour! NRCHA Hackamore Classic
10am-5pm, 805-369-0140, Paso Robles 3 day event with more than 250 horses 11am-5pm, 805-543-8562, San Luis Obispo Force Annual BBQ 2008
Vina Robles Hospitality Center, www.vinarobles.com Mid-State Fair Grounds, Paso Robles www.sloartcenter.org Great BBQ, exciting auction, lots of wine & more!
6-7pm, $10 wine club members/$12 non-members www.midstatefair.com ONGOING 5pm, $45, 805-547-1024, San Luis Obispo
• April: Cha-Cha & Tango ★ APRIL 26
★ Kelrick at Unity APRIL 11-12
APRIL 4-6 Indoor Concert at Castoro Cellars San Luis Obispo, 805-543-PLAY Scenes from Strauss
Cental Coast Equine Experience Boulder Acoustic Society April 26-May 18: Beauty & the Beast Cal Poly’s Opera Workshop perform scenes from
3 day horse fair with clinics, products & more. American Roots music with the edge of punk Strauss' "Die Fiedermaus" 8pm, $10,
ONGOING SECOND SUNDAY
805-237-0011, Paso Robles rock & grace of chamber music 805-756-2787, San Luis Obispo, www.calpoly.edu
Dallidet Adobe & Gardens
APRIL 11-13 7:30pm, $15, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles Oldest house in the city of San Luis Obispo APRIL 12
The 18th Annual Cattlemen’s Western www.castorocellars.com
Site of first commercial winery in the area. Children’s Day in the Plaza
Art Show & Sale APRIL 26 10am-1pm, 805-543-0638, San Luis Obispo Fun day rides, games, petting farm and more!
Paintings and sculptors by more than 60 artists Vintage Sidecar Show, Recycled Treasures www.slochs.org/dallidet 10am-3pm, 805-782-7280, San Luis Obispo
from US & Canada, wine tasting, 805-472-9100 & Garden Art
• Fri: Artist Reception with fine wine Enjoy the vintage motorcycle cars from the ONGOING APRIL 12
• Sat Evening: Supper Show, Midstate Fairgrounds turn of the century as well as the joys of Automobilia Museum Saturday in the Garden
Regular Show hours: recycled treasures, garden art and more! Specialty cars, toy cars & airplanes along with Master gardeners, landscapers & garden writers
Sat: 11am-6pm, Sun: 10am-3:30pm 9am-3pm, 805-238-4103, City Park, Paso Robles many other antiques relating to transportation share their knowledge
www.cattlemenswesternartshow.com 10am-5pm, 805-544-1900, San Luis Opispo 1-4pm, 805-546-3501, San Luis Obispo
★ MAY 1-3

APRIL 11-13 Hospice Du Rhône ONGOING THROUGH MAY 20 APRIL 18-19
Tax Revolt Weekend at the The world's largest international celebration of Hearst Castle Evening Tours Poly Royal - Cal Poly’s Open House
Wineries of Highway 46 West Rhône varietal wine. Paso Robles Experience evening reflections from the 1930s Learn about Cal Poly as students show what
Join the Highway 46 West Wineries while they 805-784-9543, www.hospicedurhone.org. $30, 800-444-4445, San Luis Obispo they’re learning. Event includes food, flower
celebrate a special weekend of no sales tax! • May 1: Rhône-n-Bowl-Sells out quickly shows, engineering exhibits, rodeos and more!
www.hearstcastle.com
www.paso46westwineries.com • May 2: Tastings throughout the day 10am-5pm, 805-756-1111, San Luis Obispo
ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
APRIL 11 • May 2: Dine Around http://studentlife.calpoly.edu/ohs/98
Highway 46 West Friday Night • May 3: Tastings, auction, grand tasting & Art Gallery Events “Art After Dark”
Various art galleries stay open late & host APRIL 20
Wine and Cheese farewell gala
artist receptions with wine & cheese. Wine & Food Interaction at Edna Valley
The Highway 46 West Wineries will gather at CAMBRIA
5-9pm, 805-544-9251, San Luis Obispo Learn how to utilize the characteristics of food
Midnight Cellars Winery and will be tasting the
award-winning wines paired with selections of APRIL 19 to balance the components of the wine.
www.sloartcouncil.org
artisan cheese. $15 pp/ $25 couple Chili Cook-Off & Car Show 2-7pm, $5, 805-544-5855, San Luis Obispo
Over 70 classic & vintage vehicles ONGOING SUNDAYS www.ednavalley.com
805-239-8904, Paso Robles
10am-5pm, 805-927-3624, Cambria Art on the Beach at Avila Beach
★ APRIL 12
★ ★ APRIL 25-26

Cambria Vets Hall Artists paint & present their work
Rare & Reserve Winemaker Dinner at Eberle Cal Poly Wine Festival
CAYUCOS AND MORRO BAY 10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach Pier
Enjoy a fabulous meal featuring outstanding Wine tasting, golf tournament, delicious
Chef Cindy Houston of Ortaniqu in Florida. ONGOING ONGOING FRIDAYS pairings & more! A benefit for the Cal Poly Wine
$120 wine club member / $150 non member Central Coast Outdoor Day Hikes Wine Tasting at The Loading Dock & Viticulture program, 1-4pm, $50
6:30pm, 805-238-9607, Paso Robles Sat/Sun, 888-873-5610, Morro Bay Live music, wine and food 805-440-9080, San Luis Obispo
www.eberlewinery.com www.centralcoastoutdoors.com 7-10pm, $5, 805-934-3471, San Luis Obispo www.calpolywinefestival.com

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APRIL 26-27 ONGOING APRIL 9 ONGOING


Seven Sisters Quilt Show Spring Flowers Nature Hike Country Joe McDonald University at Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures
Beautiful quilt show with art, dolls & more Guided hike with trained horticuluralist 5:30pm, 805-688-0383, Santa Ynez 805-893-3535, www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu
9am-5pm, $10, 805-543-3000, San Luis Obispo $15, 805-238-7324, Reservation Required www.talesfromthetavern.com/calendar ONGOING
Madonna Expo Center Lazy Arrow Ranch, Santa Margarita
LOMPOC Trout Fishing & Wildlife Walks
★ MAY 1-4
★ LOS OLIVOS at Cachuma Lake
ONGOING SATURDAYS Enjoy fishing (with trout brought in) & excellent
Roll Out the Barrels Weekend ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Olde Towne Market in Lompoc wildlife viewing from bald eagles to mule deer.
Over 20 wineries share their excitment for the Wildling Art Museum - Free Friday Flicks Great food, wine & music, Lompoc 805-686-5055, Santa Barbara, www.sbparks.org
wines of the region with special wine tastings, Free movie & snacks with discussion afterwards 805-736-4567, www.lompocrecord.com
entertainment, food pairings and much more! 7pm, 805-688-1082, Los Olivos ONGOING
May 1: Barrels in the Plaza www.wildlingmuseum.org ★ APRIL 19
★ Touristorica – Historic Downtown Walking Tour
May 2: Winemaker dinners at wineries Santa Barbara County Vintners Festival Guided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past
ONGOING THROUGH JUNE More than 80 wineries & restaurants serving 10am-12pm, 805-965-6307, Santa Barbara
May 3-4: Passport to San Luis Obispo Wine County
Abbrescias Passion: Plein-Air Paintings exciting tastes and flavors. Wine lovers from
www.slowine.com, 805-541-5868 ONGOING
of Glacier National Park near and far come to meet member vintners,
San Luis Obispo Ty Warner Sea Center
The Wilding Art Museum, 11am-5pm, Los Olivos
taste their wines and enjoy great food and Explore creatures of the sea
ARROYO GRANDE 805-688-1082, www.wildlingmuseum.org
music in a festive outdoor environment. 805-962-2526, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
ONGOING SATURDAYS ONGOING WEDNESDAYS 1-4pm, 805-688-0881, River Park
Understanding Your Palate at Los Olivos Café Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market www.sbcountywine.com, Lompoc
Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres www.sbnature.org/seacenter
Farm fresh produce, music, arts & crafts APRIL 27
5pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos ONGOING SATURDAYS
12-2:30pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande Vivian Los Californios Barbecue
www.losolivoscafe.com Cachuma Lake Nature Walk
www.arroyograndevillage.org at Rancho San Julio
• April 24: New Zealand Tasting Journey 1 mile walk for all ages on the Oak Canyon Trail
ONGOING A gala benefit for the Wildling art Museum 10-11:30am, 805-688-4515, Santa Barbara
Clarke Center for Performing Arts ONGOING WEDNESDAYS featuring a horsemanship show by Ramon Cachuma Lake Nature Center
805-489-9444, Arroyo Grande An Evening with the Winemaker at Los Olivos Café Becerra, a delicious feast, live music, auction www.cachuma.com
www.clarkcenter.org Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres. 5pm, $15 and nature walk. Historic home tour available.
• April 10: Best of Hollywood
805-688-7265, www.losolivoscafe.com 805-736-3097, $125, Lompoc ONGOING FIRST THURSDAYS
• April 19: Barbershop After Dark
• April 9: Ken Brown Wines www.wildlingmuseum.org/html/fiesta_08.html First Thursday
• April 20: Dancing in the Moonlight
• April 30: Palmina Winery Art, cultural events and fine wine tasting!
SOLVANG 5-8pm, 805-962-2098, various venues in
ONGOING SATURDAYS
OCEANO ONGOING downtown Santa Barbara
Global Gardens Organic Food Tasting
APRIL 24-JUNE 8 Enjoy delicious organic tastings Solvang Farmers’ Market www.santabarbaradowntown.com
Muskie Love 10am-2pm, $3, Los Olivos, 805-693-1600 Fresh produce, flowers and foods, 3-7pm ONGOING
Comic adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing" www.globalgardensgifts.com Solvang , 805-962-5354, www.solvangca.com Santa Barbara Museum of Art
at the Great American Melodrama 805-963-4364, www.sbma.net
★ ONGOING THROUGH MAY 31
★ ONGOING WEEKENDS
$20, 805-489.2499, Oceano • Ongoing through May 11: From Geisha to Ghosts:
Coastal Views: Mixed Media Images & Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise
www.americanmelodrama.com Leading Ladies of Japanese Woodblock prints
Photography at Carina Cellars Guided 2 hour cruise with wildlife and geology
SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON Artwork by Michael Hewes $15, 805-686-505, Cachuma Lake ONGOING
10am-5pm, 805-688-2459, Los Olivos www.cachuma.com Surfing Lessons
ONGOING
www.carinacellars.com Enjoy an exciting day in the water
Santa Maria Valley Railroad ONGOING
805-898-0671, Santa Barbara
805-922-7941, Santa Maria, www.smvrr.com SANTA YNEZ Elverhoj Museum of History & Art
www.sbadventureco.com
Elegant excursions featuring five star gourmet meals ONGOING 805-686-1211, Solvang, www.elverhoj.org
Ongoing through April 6: ONGOING
ONGOING MONDAYS Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum
“Artists’ Books Made Here” at Elverhoj Planetarium Shows at
Wine Tasting at Wine Cottage Bistro and Parks - Janeway Carriage House
All aspects of the objects of books Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Featuring regional & varietal tastings Exhibits from Chumash period through early
805-686-1211, Solvang , www.elverhoj.org 805-682-4711, www.sbnature.com
20th century ranch days
5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Santa Maria • Exploring the Spring Sky
12-4pm, 805-688-7889, Santa Ynez ★ APRIL 26

ONGOING www.santaynezvalleymuseum.org • Cosmic Safari
Stolpman Vineyards Spring Release Party • Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket
Serverson Theatre Celebrate the spring release of the 2005
SECOND THURSDAY
805-922-8313, Santa Maria Sangiovese, 2005 Angeli, 2006 L'Avion & the ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 20
Wine Impressions at Artiste
Ongoing through April 12: Art 2006 LaCuadrilla with specially selected food The Syringa Tree at the Alhecama Theatre
Join fellow wine lovers for a blind tasting,
Ongoing through April 20: Life x3 A tale of sweeping political upheaval
sensory evaluation, & discussion by region pairings & a taste of each superb wines.
ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS $28-$40, 8pm, 805-965-5400, Santa Barbara
7-9pm, 805-686-2626, Santa Ynez 11am-4pm, 805-688-0400, Solvang
Santa Maria Valley Railway www.artiste.com www.stopmanvineyards.com APRIL 9
Historical Museum SANTA BARBARA UC Santa Barbara Lecture
Lots of fun including a train simulator exhibit ONGOING Greenhouse Gasses & Global Warming
1-4:30pm, 805-714-4927, Santa Maria Chumash Casino Concerts ONGOING 6pm, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara
www.smvrhm.org/museum 800-585-3737, Santa Ynez Arlington Theatre 805-893-4388, http://events.sa.ucsb.edu/
www.chumashcasino.com 805-963-4408, Santa Barbara
★ APRIL 19-20
★ • Apr 10: Julio Iglesias • Apr 13: Eddie Vedder APRIL 11
Open House at Kenneth Volk Vineyards Midori & Robert McDonald
• Apr 17: Boz Scaggs • Apr 15, 16, 17: Cats
Enjoy current, new releases, library wines Performance on violin & piano
• Apr 24: Kenny Rogers ONGOING SUNDAYS
hors d'oeuvres, live music and more! 8pm, 805-893-3535, $50 general/Student $20
ONGOING Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show Santa Barbara, http://events.sa.ucsb.edu
11am-5pm, 805-782-0425, Santa Maria
Cachuma Lake Nature Walk Featuring all types of art, crafts & jewelry
www.volkwines.com APRIL 11
Naturalists lead walk on the Oak Canyon Trail 10am–6pm, 805-897-1982, East Beach Pier
Trouble in Tahiti
SANTA MARGARITA 10-11:30am, $6, 805-688-4515, Santa Ynez Park www.sbaacs.com
UCSB Opera Theatre, 8pm
★ APRIL 19
★ www.cachuma.com ONGOING FRIDAYS $15 general/$7 Student
Earth Day Food & Wine Festival ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Wine Tasting with the Winemakers Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, Santa Barbara
A celebration with earth friendly cuisine, Jazz on the Deck at Vineyard House 4-7pm, 805-691-1020, East Beach Wines http://events.sa.ucsb.edu
sustainably produced wines, live entertainment Live music and fine food Santa Barbara, www.eastbeachwine.com
APRIL 17
& exhibits highlighting innovative products 6:30pm, $2, 805-688-2886, Santa Ynez
ONGOING FRIDAYS The Bin Ladens/Dreams & Shadows
featuring wines by D'Ambino Cellars. www.thevineyardhouse.com
Wine & Cheese Pairings at East Beach Wines Steve Coll & Robin Wright give a 45 minute
1-5pm, 805-369-2288, Santa Margarita ONGOING Enjoy delicious pairings & new selections each week presentation followed by onstage conversation
Santa Margarita de Cortona Asistencia Art Exhibit at Artiste Winery 4-7pm, $10, 805-899-1535, Santa Barbara 805-893-3535, UCSB Santa Barbara
www.earthdayfoodandwine.com 11am-5pm, 805-686-2626, www.artiste.com www.eastbeachwines.com www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu, Campbell Hall

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HMR Estate Vineyard Adelaida Cellars winery building/prod


Photo by Spin Creative Designs uction facility
Winemaker Photo by Spin Creative Designs
Terry Culton
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ADELAIDA CELLARS
Historic Vineyards, Exceptional Wines
by Janis Switzer temperatures as much as 50 degrees first introduced to HMR fruit in 1991 while
overnight. he was working at Wild Horse Winery in

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est of Paso Robles, about 16 miles In 1973, Hoffman hired famed wine- Templeton. It was his first job at the time,
from the Pacific Ocean, at the maker Andre Tchelistcheff to be his and he subsequently went on to work at
southern end of the Santa Lucia consulting winemaker, and Pinot Noir made Edmeades in the Anderson Valley,
Mountains, and about 1,700 feet above sea from Hoffman Mountain Ranch grapes Williamette Valley Vineyards in Oregon,
level, is a majestic piece of land that is home began to receive acclaim around the world. Calera Wine Company in the San Benito
to the oldest and most esteemed vineyard on In fact, in a 1979 international wine compe- County and finally Adelaida in 2003. Ironi-
the Central Coast. Welcome to HMR Estate tition in France, the Hoffman Mountain cally he has ended up where he started, with
Vineyard, the flagship planting of Adelaida Ranch Pinot won over highly rated red HMR fruit, and his love of the Central Coast.
Cellars. And when winemakers around the Burgundies, and Paso Robles was put on the In addition to HMR, Adelaida owns other
world say that “great wine starts in the vine- world wine map. vineyards in the same general area. Their
yard,” this is why. In 1994, a 400-acre portion of the orig- Viking Estate Vineyard is similar in soils and
The history of HMR dates back to 1964 inal vineyard was purchased by the Van climate to HMR, and in 1993 the Van Steen-
when viticultural pioneer Dr. Stanley Steenwyk family, owners of nearby Adelaida wyks planted 15 acres of Cabernet Sauvi-
Hoffman first planted 32 acres of Pinot Noir Cellars. While the property had continued gnon on the rocky property.
grapes on this vast 1,300-acre property. to grow and sell fruit over the previous four In total, Adelaida Cellars has more than
Planted on steep rolling ridges in rocky decades, it had suffered from lack of care, 130 acres planted in over 13 different vari-
calcareous soil that covers a deep layer of and required substantial work, investment eties of grapes. The winery follows strict
underlying limestone, the growing condi- and patience to return the vineyard to its sustainable growing practices in all of its
tions are almost identical to that of Pinot former glory. But the family’s vision and the vineyards, without using chemicals, fertil-
Noir’s home, Burgundy. The vines that talent of their viticulturists paid off, and izers or tilling. With the use of cover crops
Hoffman planted back then have produced today, the HMR Vineyard designation on such as native grasses and wild flowers,
exception fruit over the past 40 years, thanks Adelaida wines is as revered as ever. along with beneficial insects and natural
to the terroir, as well as a persistent marine Winemaker at Adelaida Cellars today is predators, the winery has not used restricted
layer, and cool ocean breezes that drop Terry Culton, an industry veteran who was pesticides since 2001.

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The fruit from the three vine-


yards is exceptional for several
reasons. “The rocky calcareous
soils of these historic vineyards
controls their vigor,” Culton
explains. “This results in added
vine stress and lower yields, but
produces more intensely flavored
fruit.” The age of the vines is
also crucial. “Old vines give you
a complexity that you don’t get
with younger vines,” Culton
says, “it’s almost a different
animal, more complex on the
palate.”
Even the way Culton harvests
the fruit at Adelaida is unique.
Rather than using mechanized
equipment and day laborers,
Adelaida has it own permanent
workforce in the vineyard. They
pick berries whole, with little
damage, and almost no stems
and leaves. “Our guys are paid
year round – they work that
vineyard from pruning all the
way through harvest,” Culton
explains. “They take pride in it
because it’s their vineyard.”
The wines Culton crafts from
these treasured vineyards speak
for themselves. They are ripe,
intense and beautifully struc-
tured. From the history of the
vineyards, to the gentle harvest
practices, to the use of native
yeasts and French oak in the
winery, Culton has taken every
step to ensure that the special
fruit grown in his vineyards
translates perfectly into each
bottle of his world-class wine.
The Adelaida Cellars winery
and tasting room is located at
5805 Adelaida Road on the west
side of Paso Robles. Tasting room
hours are daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(winter) and until 6 p.m. in the
summer.
For more information online,
go to www.adelaida.com, or call
1-800-676-1232.

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Winemaker Profile: Stolpman Vineyards

SASHI MOORMAN
by Mark Storer it’s true.” Moorman is convinced that it’s the loves harvest best, he also enjoys the creative
quality of Stolpman’s grapes and vineyards spirit inherent in his work. “There is a great

S
ashi Moorman has pursued culinary that create the quality wines and so it’s harvest sense of teamwork at Stolpman and together
passions nearly all his adult life. Grad- time that really counts for him. we always are presented with challenges
uating from Vassar College in New According to Moorman, smaller quantity usually due to Mother Nature. Adapting to
York, Moorman worked in the bustling world is better, too. “We still are a small producer,” these variables and working out the best
of New York City restaurants, cooking at both he says. “Between 6,000 and 7,000 cases a course of action is an exciting process,” he
Oceana and Etats-Unis. “I got more interested year.” About 2,000 of those cases are says. “At least when you adapt correctly!” He
in wine, though, and met Adam Tolmach.” Stolpman’s award-winning estate Syrah. Still, knows that with the Stolpman’s vineyards and
Tolmach’s fame was already well established change is the name of the game in order to a small but dedicated team of winemakers
at Ojai Vineyards and from 1996 to 2001, keep the Stoplman name at the top of the
and growers, he cannot miss. As for his
Moorman worked with him honing his own market. “By next year, all of our vineyards will
favorite wine and food pairing, the former
winemaking style. be organic,” Moorman says. “We’ve definitely
front-line cook says, “At the end of harvest
But it was Stolpman Vineyards where made a commitment to sustainable practices
last year we had a bottle of Stolpman Rous-
Moorman planted his own roots and became and we’ve opened up new vineyards on [the
sanne with a perfectly ripe Vacherin (a soft,
head winemaker. Working with his assistant property] for just that reason.”
Kyle Knapp and vineyard manager Ruben The vineyards aren’t the only place where rich cheese). It was a truly memorable combi-
Solarzano, Moorman has produced some of change rules, either. The venerable Stolpman nation.” Memorable wines, teamwork and
the finest Rhône varietals on the Central tasting room in the heart of the small tourist great vineyards have propelled Sashi
Coast and even some small lots of Sangiovese. city of Solvang will soon be moving to Los Moorman’s wines right to the front of the line.
Tom and Marilyn Stolpman’s eponymous Olivos, closer to the vineyards themselves The Stolpman Vineyards tasting room is
vineyards have served as the canvas for and providing an opportunity for Central located at 1659 Copenhagen Drive, Suite C in
Moorman’s works of art. “I spend a lot of time Coast wine tourists, who tend to flock to Los downtown Solvang. They are open daily from
there in the vineyards,” says Moorman, Olivos fairly regularly, to experience the 11 a.m. with hours varying by season.
echoing many of his peers these days. “I know Stolpman wines. Tasting cost is $8 per glass, sharing is allowed
that message gets kind of diluted recently, but While Moorman maintains that he still and tasters can keep the glass.

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Local Farmers Pour Wine, Serve Food for Earth Day


The Central Coast Vineyard Team (CCVT) announced that its tunity for visitors to connect directly with the farmers that grow
Earth Day Food & Wine Festival is the only event of its kind in these fabulous foods and wines and learn about the important
the country offering a unique opportunity to visit with the farmers role of sustainable agriculture in the community.
who grow great foods, wines and nurture a healthy environment. The Earth Day Food & Wine Festival will be held on April 19
“The fact that this event features farmers serving and pouring at the historic Santa Margarita de Cortona Asistencia in Santa
their sustainably grown products is definitely one of the unique Margarita. The Earth Day Food & Wine Festival is currently
aspects of our event. Visitors can learn from the growers about selling general admission and reserved seating tickets. Proceeds
their farming practices that protect water, soil, energy and habitat support sustainable agriculture research and farmworker
resources, all while celebrating Earth Day,” said Kris O’Connor, outreach programs conducted by the Central Coast Vineyard
Executive Director of the Central Coast Vineyard Team. Team (CCVT), a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
This intimate celebration highlights a collaboration of more For more information, visit www.EarthDayFoodandWine.com
than 150 supporters featuring earth-friendly cuisine, sustainably or call (805) 369-2288.
produced wines, live entertainment and educational exhibits
highlighting innovative products. The food and wine featured are
grown on local Central Coast farms committed to innovative
practices that protect both our natural and human resources.
Local chefs and producers will be serving delicious one-of-a
kind dishes based on locally sourced fruits, vegetables, meats,
cheeses, olive oils and more. And 45 award-winning wineries
(from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz) will be showcasing their
wines and poured by their growers. The festival is a great oppor-

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HALTER RANCH property, which reach an elevation of 1800 released in the fall. All and more are available

H
alter Ranch is first and foremost a
feet and provide excellent water drainage and at www.halterranch.com, but better yet, visit
carefully farmed vineyard on a ranch
sun exposure. These slopes are also rich in the tasting room and get a feel of what Halter
with a rich history.
limestone, a feature of many of the world’s Ranch is all about.
VINEYARD finest vineyards. When these conditions come
TASTING ROOM
The estate Halter Ranch Vineyard was together (well-drained soils, low-yielding
Located about ten miles west of down-
initiated in 1996 and has since been clones and high-density plantings), small
town Paso Robles on Adelaida Road, a visit to
expanded to its present 250 acres under the crops of intensely flavored fruit are the result;
Halter Ranch is like taking a step back in
direction of Winegrower Mitch Wyss. His the prerequisite for making superb wines.
time. The 19th century Victorian farmhouse
dedication to sustainable farming practices is WINES stands as a welcoming beacon, with serenely
evident; organic methods of fertilization, The wide range of varieties grown in their beautiful gardens wrapping around the
weed removal, pest control and mildew estate vineyard affords Winemaker Bill porches on all sides. The tasting room sits just
protection are used whenever possible. Sheffer the opportunity to produce not only behind, with plenty of relaxing space to
“Sustainable farming not only respects and wines of a single variety like Syrah and leisurely enjoy wine tastes inside at the bar, or
protects the land and the people who work Cabernet Sauvignon, but also creative blends out in the garden. The rest of the property is
it,” says Wyss, “it also results in wines that like his Ranch Red. dotted with old barns and massive oaks. In
more eloquently express their provenance.” Sheffer’s wines are rich and genuine, each fact, the largest Coast Live Oak in the world
Wyss applied the same sort of dedication expressing varietal character as well as the lives right in the vineyard. Tours are available
and passion when planting the estate vine- unique attributes of the estate vineyard. “My by advance appointment, and include much
yard. There are 19 grape varieties planted in aim with these wines is to make them drink- information about the sustainably farmed
48 separate vineyard blocks delineated able upon release,” he says, “but also to vineyard and the historic ranch. Contact the
primarily based on soil types, which range balance them with powerful depth and Tasting Room Manager at (805) 226-9455
from calcareous clay to clay loam with shale concentration, allowing them to age well in extension 14 for details.
deposits. Sixty percent are Bordeaux varieties the bottle.” The tasting room is open daily, 11 a.m. to
and 40% Rhône varieties, plus a bit of Current releases include 2004 Syrah, 2004 5 p.m. In addition to Halter Ranch wines,
Zinfandel. Selected for their individual char- Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 Rhône style Rosé, books on food and wine, logo apparel, gift
acteristics, such as small clusters and berry and a 2005 GSM – a Rhône style blend of items and locally crafted olive oils are offered.
sizes, Wyss carefully chose multiple clones Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre among Selected deli items, including meats, cheeses,
(genetic variations) and rootstocks for each others. The 2004 Estate Reserve, Ancestor, olives, dried fruits and nonalcoholic bever-
variety. Additionally, the vines occupy the Sheffer’s choice of the optimum blend from ages are available, making a picnic in garden
steepest, most south-facing slopes on the the best red wine lots of the vintage, will be completely irresistible.

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PREFERRED RESTAURANTS
C AY U C O S
HOPPE’S GARDEN BISTRO
& WINE SHOP
by Charles Neave HOPPE’S GARDEN BISTRO & WINE SHOP
The most highly acclaimed restaurant and Wine Shop on the
You have to wonder what Old Timers would say when they Central Coast. Recognized for Chef Wilhelm Hoppe’s seasonally
saw the word “The Way Station” emblazoned on the outside of inspired menu, hand-selected wine list with a beautiful garden
this handsome restored building in the middle of Cayucos just and historical setting. Offering a wide range of menu items -
from wild game to prime meats and vegetarian/vegan items.
across from the ocean. And then went inside and were
78 N. Ocean Avenue • Wednesday-Sunday 11am-10pm
confronted by one of best wine (and wines by the glass) lists
www.hoppesbistro.com • 805.995.1006
around. The food is also a long way above anything you might
have found in this charming seaside town at the turn-of-the-
century. These are all some of the reasons that if you mention to
people along the coast and inland (at least those who know
enough to appreciate and search out a fine bottle of wine and SAN LUIS OBISPO
first rate food) that you are headed to Cayucos, the first words
out of their mouth are likely to be “Hoppe’s Garden Bistro.”
The menu chef and owner Wilhelm (‘Bill’) Hoppe has put
together is inspired by the seasons and complimented by that
MAMA'S MEATBALL
exceptional wine list (with wines also available for retail sale). He
Fine Italian Restaurant and Catering
features organic meat and produce from the farmers markets in Mama's Meatball has specialized in
the area and uses local lobster and shellfish, including abalone creating seasonal menus by using only
direct from the famous Abalone Farm. the finest and freshest ingredients.
Then add to that the wild game and venison and a selection 570 Higuera St. Suite 130-135
of both vegetarian and vegan items and put the whole delightful www.mamasmeatball.com
805-544-0861
and delicious mix in a historic building just a short walk from
the beach. Mix in gardens that are nothing less than a delight –
and often a surprise – and toss in a good helping of their friendly,
helpful and enthusiastic staff, and the result is Hoppe’s Garden
Bistro & Wine Shop. NOVO RESTAURANT
Hoppe’s is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday NOVO’s international flavors are the leading ingre-
thru Sunday (with a seated multi-course Sunday Brunch); dients in an exotic dining experience. Brazilian,
Mediterranean and Asian flavors awaken the
dinner on those days is served beginning at 5 p.m. They are
senses. In house roasted spices for curries,
located at 78 North Ocean Avenue in Cayucos. You can reach mixtures and marinades balanced with crisp,
them for reservations or more information at (805) 995-1006, seasonal vegetables and savory meats. Explore.
and they are on the web at www.hoppesbistro.com. 726 Higuera Street • Open Daily from 11am
805-543-3986 • www.novorestaurant.com

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
Sat: 7am to 10pm • Sun: 8am to 4pm charming vintage home, Robin’s has been delighting locals
Corner of 12th & Riverside in the Granary Building & visitors with a fresh eclectic quality menu of international
(805) 237-2722 • www.cafevio.biz foods and 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 Open daily from 11am. Sunday Brunch specials &
with a glass of wine and a small plate of delicacies, chill out in our cozy and comfortable living room monthly Prix Fixe dinners. Mother’s Day Brunch.
atmosphere, or relax outside in our patio under an umbrella. 4095 Burton Dr. • www.robinsrestaurant.com • (805) 927-5007

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Hospice du Rhône Presents Rhône Rendezvous


Hospice du Rhône (HdR), creators and organizers of the world’s these wines are represented by importers, who make an interna-
largest annual international celebration of Rhône wines, will high- tional event like this possible.
light specialty food producers and importers of Rhône wines at its The entire HdR 2008 event, From Roussanne with Love, takes
2008 event, From Roussanne with Love. Taking place on May 2, place May 1-3 at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles. Visit
from 3 to 6 p.m., the Rhône Rendezvous is a new addition to the www.hospicedurhone.org or call (805) 784-9543 for more informa-
lineup of seminars and tastings. tion.
This year’s Rendezvous will feature more than 20 specialty food HdR hosts an annual experience that embraces the versatility of
producers; including names like Ocean Rose Abalone, Hearst Ranch Rhône wines and embodies the distinctive spirit in which they are
Beef, Vivant Fine Cheese, and the girl and the fig. They will be created. This truly unique three-day event is regarded as the single
serving samples of their finest foods from tables interspersed with most important and enjoyable gathering of international Rhône
more than 100 Rhône producers from all over the world. Many of wine producers and enthusiasts in the world.

Sixth Annual Cal Poly Wine Festival is April 25 & 26


The Cal Poly Vines to Wines club will host its sixth annual Cal Poly are on sale at www.calpolywinefestival.com.
Wine Festival on April 25 and 26. The weekend includes a golf tour- This year’s Cal Poly Wine Festival again includes a pre-festival golf
nament and wine tasting that features California wineries as well as tournament. The Cal Poly Wine Festival Golf Classic will be held at
Central Coast restaurants and caterers. Cypress Ridge Golf Course on Friday, April 25. Shotgun start is at
The event, formerly known as “An Afternoon Amidst the Oaks,” is 10:30 a.m. There are three ticket packages available to participants
a benefit for the new Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture program and the ranging from $150 to $210.
student Vines to Wines club. For more details, visit the website at www.calpolywinefestival.com.
The 2008 Wine Festival is set for Saturday, April 26, at Santa
Margarita Ranch, from 1 to 4 p.m. Some 100 wineries from across
California will be pouring and local restaurants will be on hand with
appetizers. The event also includes a silent auction and music by the
Central Coast band Shival Experience.
General admission tickets are $50. Cal Poly students, staff and
faculty tickets are $30. The limited Gold Passes allow attendees to
enter the festival at noon, one hour earlier, for an extra $20. Tickets

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Weekend of Double Decadence:


Chocolate & Wine, April 19-20
Come to Sylvester Winery for “A Day of Double Decadence.”
Enjoy the finest chocolates in the world with Sylvester’s finest wines.
Chocolate with wine pairing is $5 per person, or free for wine club
members. For more information, call 1-800-891-6055 or send an
email to info@sylvesterwinery.com.
While you’re there, be sure to take an extra few minutes to explore
the classic railcars on display, including 2 vintage Pullman sleepers
and a dining car. These cars are a tribute to a bygone era of luxury
rail travel.
The spacious tasting room offers hospitality, hand crafted wines
to taste and a gourmet foods shop. Also available are many unique
gift items including crystal, wine accessories and logo apparel. Enjoy
the expansive views of the vineyards and nearby mountain range
with a picnic basket or with a sampling of our large assortment of
gourmet meats and cheeses.
Sylvester Vineyards is located at 5115 Buena Vista Drive in Paso
Robles and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call (805) 227-4000 or visit the website at
sylvesterwinery.com.

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GREY WOLF CELLARS Cellars, Jim Jacobson of Doce Robles and is exactly that; Grey Wolf’s small and manage-

V
isiting the old farmhouse that is home
Norm Benson of Dark Star. “What continues able size helps Barton keep his hand in all
to Grey Wolf Cellars is like entering the
of be important to me is that I continue to levels of winemaking and so, every bottle has
doorway of friends who reside in the
have the opportunity to participate in this the indelible stamp of its make on it. The
country, you can’t help but like the warm
people who so clearly enjoy pouring their community of winemakers and be a good tasting room is an extension of that very idea.
powerhouse Bordeaux wines. representative of Paso and my family.” The small farmhouse with the Barton family
Winemaker Joe Barton, Jr. said, “It’s the real But it takes more than networking to make portrait over the fireplace reminds everyone
deal here. We like to let people know it is great wines. Winemaking requires a good that Grey Wolf is not just a wine company’s
family-run.” Family participation has always palate and dedication. He says his youthful name – it’s a way of life, a family dedicated to
been the cornerstone of Grey Wolf’s existence. tendencies keep him hungry to try new things
making great wine and treating its customers
“Every bottle of Grey Wolf wine is our signa- and experience everything, while still having
like they are part of the pack.
ture of a fine, handcrafted product from our fun with what he’s doing.
All at Grey Wolf are extremely excited
family to yours.” The Grey Wolf Vineyard is ten acres
about the past 2007 harvest and the new vari-
Grey Wolf was founded by his parents, Joe, of head-pruned Zinfandel, Petite Syrah,
etals that will be offered in the next few years.
Sr. and Shirlene, who opened the winery in Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. He
Stop by and enjoy the current line up of ’04s,
1994, while he was studying at Cal Poly, San also sources fruit from many Paso Robles vine-
yards, which allows him to experiment with ’05s and ’06s and get ready for a tremendous
Luis Obispo. Joe, Sr. passed away in 1998, but
blends and keeps him open to new varietals release of 2007 wines. And always remember
because of the love for the winery Joe, Jr. and
his mother were inspired to continue with the and tastes. that all of this effort is done because life is too
venture of Grey Wolf Vineyards and Cellars. “I want to produce wines with a lot of short to drink bad wine.
When asked the key to his success and depth and fruit that is typical of the Paso Grey Wolf Cellars is located at 2174
drive to produce great wines, Barton credits Robles appellation,” Barton explained, “I work Highway 46 West in Paso Robles. Tasting hour
his network of winemaker friends in Paso hard at it. It’s all I do. I’m doing all the extras are from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. For more
Robes, including Dan Panico of Dover in winemaking and that has to show in the information, call (805) 237-0771 or visit
Canyon, Rich Hartenberger of Midnight bottle.” But the real success of small wineries www.greywolfcellars.com

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ANGLIM WINERY
A New American Dream
by Mark Storer of our business plan,” says Anglim. “We want Old Bailey Ranch and Hastings Ranch, the
to grow our brand and so we’ve worked with Anglim’s have solid relationships with the

T
he beauty of the American dream is that growers and distributors to do that.” Their finest growers in the Paso region. The pair has
it changes, transmogrifies into whatever success is growing, too. Anglim wines can be even been able to get some fruit from the
the dreamer wants. Fitzgerald told us found in Arizona, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, North famed Bien Nacido and Fiddlestix vineyards
the dangers of reaching too far, perhaps. But Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and of in Santa Barbara County. “Our Pinot Noir
when we reach far enough, we surprise even course, California. comes from down there and some others,
ourselves. This is the story of Steve and Stef- “Our first crush was in 2002 and we too,” says Anglim.
mainly focused on Rhône varietals,” says One of the best features of downtown Paso
fanie Anglim of Anglim Winery in Paso
Anglim. Syrah and Viognier were the staples Robles has always been the great early 19th
Robles.
of Anglim’s portfolio. But as they met with century architecture. From the town-square
Raising a family and working at executive
success, they were able to branch out into park where the famed Paso Robles Wine
careers, Steve in the auto industry and Stef-
small lots of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon Festival is held each May, in all directions,
fanie as a management consultant in the South
and Zinfandel. “We do Roussanne as well and
Bay area of Los Angeles, the two had fulfilling there are unique and beautiful buildings that
we’ll continue to make others.” A true
if busy lives. On weekends and in their free enhance the small-town feel of the city. One
boutique winery, the Anglim’s produce
time, the pair made wine in their garage and, such building is known as “the old train
between 3,000 and 4,000 cases a year. An
like so many up-and-coming winemakers, depot” located at 8th and Pine Streets. It’s here
inestimable Mr. Parker has given the pair a
they enjoyed the process as much as they did boost by reviewing their wines favorably and that the Anglim’s have set up their tasting
drinking the fruits of their labors. “Steve began gold medals have begun to stack up including room. The depot was built in 1887 and is still
taking some courses through U.C. Davis,” says a gold medal from the San Francisco Chron- one of the best architectural attractions in Paso
Steffanie Anglim, “and he really enjoyed it.” icle for their Viognier. Robles. The original floors and windows have
That, of course, was the beginning of the “Most of our fruit comes from Paso Robles, been maintained and the space has now been
dream and so, experience, a bit of education but we get a little out of Santa Barbara,” converted to retail space.
and some working capital in hand, the pair Anglim says. “We’re fortunate to work with Anglim’s success is built on the foundation
moved to Paso Robles to begin Anglim winery. some really great growers.” In Paso Robles, the of a wine club. “Our winemakers club was
There is no family estate, the grapes they use names of Anglim’s choice vineyards are among definitely the focus at first,” says Anglim. It
they purchase from some of the finest vine- the best of the boutique growers in Central still is their main focus, but with a solid set of
yards on the Central Coast. “It’s definitely part Coast. From Starr Ranch and Vista Creek to distributor relationships, Anglim has been

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able to gain more exposure. The Chronicle wasn’t the only one giving
Anglim its accolades. Anglim’s 2005 Roussanne won a 90-point rating
from Anthony Dias Blue in Patterson’s Wine Journal and Mr. Parker
awarded 89 points to Anglim’s 2004 Syrah.
Still, the Anglim operation has remained small. “We’ve purposely
kept it to pretty much just Steve and me,” says Anglim. “We hired a
young lady to work with me in the tasting room part-time, and she’s
been invaluable to us. Steve’s the winemaker and I help out at various
times,” she says. “I’m not much for barrel tasting, though. I tell Steve to
tell me when it’s ready, then I’ll come and taste,” Anglim laughs. The
business of the winery is a shared responsibility with Steffanie primarily
responsible for the tasting room while Steve operates the winemaking
portion.
The Anglim’s have one daughter in college and a four-year-old
daughter who can be found shadowing her parents at the winery. “She
spends a lot of time with me,” says Anglim, “so she’s around the winery
a lot.”
The legacy of winemaking in California goes back generations, of
course. But it’s enough to say that some generations are just begin-
ning. There’s something truly satisfying and heart-warming, about a
family business that’s just starting. In many ways, that is the American
Dream. The Anglim’s are just one example of a whole new dream and
their winery is a perfect blend of the past in Paso Robles – and the
future as well. Welcome to the new American Dream.
Tasting room is located at 740 Pine St. in Paso Robles and is open
Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Sundays
from noon to 6 p.m., also by apppointment. For more informtion, call
(805) 227-6813, visit www.anglimwinery.com or send an email to
info@anglimwinery.com.

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Paso Robles Main Street Association Presents


Vintage Sidecar Show, Recycled Treasures & Garden Art
Come to Paso Robles
Downtown City Park to
see these vintage motor-
cycle cars from as far
back as the turn of the
century.
This is an opportunity
to indulge in the joys of
recycled treasures in
downtown Paso Robles.
Collectors, art dealers,
crafters, and garden art
booths will provide a
complete day of enjoy-
ment to the community
Saturday, April 26, 2008,
in the downtown city
park from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m.
Call (805) 238-4103
for more information.

DOWNTOWN
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PASO ROBLES
OAK STREET

VIHUELA
14TH STREET
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HEARTHSTONE /

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OAK STREET

9TH STREET
PARK

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

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on Friday, Saturday,
features gifts,
wine accessories all within walking Sunday and by appointment.
We also feature art work by world-renowned
and
artist Jean-Pierre de Rothschild.
picnic supplies. distance of one another. 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles
Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso Robles
877-759-WINE | www.arroyorobles.com
Each of these boutique 805-237-7527
Thursday-Monday 11:30-6 or by appointment

wineries offers a unique


Bear Cave Cellars Pianetta Winery
Hand-crafted
experience with Pianetta Winery creates
limited releases of
Paso Robles premium red varietals
red wines. individual flavor. and blends using our
own Estate Vineyards in
Come on by
when you see Together they make Indian Valley. From
growing to winemaking our techniques
the Bear Flag fly focus on balance and intense flavor.
or give us a call
and we will open. for an unforgettable Join us at the Historic
Granger’s Union Building.
1227 Park Street
Suite B Wine Country 829 13th Street, Paso Robles
805-226-4005 | www.pianettawinery.com
Paso Robles
Sunday, Monday, Thursday: 12pm-6pm
805-238-4329 destination Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm

D’Anbino Edward Sellers Vihuela


Owned by a family Edward Sellers is Vihuela (vee-way-la)
of professional a boutique winery is a boutique winery
specializing in small lots with a passion for
musicians, you of handmade American
will always be old-world Spanish guitar
Rhône-style wines
entertained in our and a taste for
from Paso Robles.
Our awarding winning wines reveal an new world, artisan wine.
lively tasting room.
elegant structure and an intense Each wine is crafted
Experience our fruit concentration distinctive of their to express an elegant
award-winning progressive Central Coast origins.
balance of art and science that
wines and music Come in and enjoy a taste. we’d love to share with you!
memorabilia. 1220 Park Street, Paso Robles
1307 Park St, Paso Robles (behind Keller Williams)
710 Pine Street, Paso Robles in the newly completed “Clock Tower Building”
805-835-4304
805-227-6800 805-239-8915 | www.edwardsellers.com
Sunday & Monday 11-4
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11-6 Thursday-Monday, Noon-7 Thursday through Saturday 11-8

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Winemakers Solicited for


10th Annual Fund Raiser
Wineries Sought to Compete for Winemakers’ Cookoff Honors
Event host, the Paso Robles Rotary Club, kicked off its campaign
to sign up 30 Central Coast wineries to participate in its 10th annual
Winemakers’ Cookoff. The event features winemaker-chefs grilling
their own culinary creations and pairing them with some of their
finest wines. Winemaker pairings will be served to 1,000 attendees as
the participating wineries vie for both “People’s Choice” and “Judges”
award recognition. This year, the cookoff will be held on Saturday,
August 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. at River Oaks Hot Springs Spa in Paso
Robles. All net proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships benefit the
Paso Robles Rotary’s Harlow Ford Scholarship Foundation, which
awards college scholarships to area high-school seniors.
“Beginning this year we will be promoting ‘Make it a Winemakers’
Weekend;’ encouraging participating wineries to offer event attendees
discounts and special activities throughout the cookoff weekend. We
hope this promotion will have a ‘win-win’ effect by enhancing the
attendees’ Wine Country experience and generating new customers
and additional revenue for participating wineries,” said Vicki Silva,
the 2008 event’s winery chair.
Wineries interested in being part of this year’s Winemakers’
Cookoff or wishing additional information should contact Vicki Silva
at (805) 239-5151. Attendee tickets are $75 per person. To purchase
tickets or for more information, call 1-877-686-8564 (toll free) or
visit the Cookoff on the web, www.winemakerscookoff.com.

Paso Robles Kruse Week 2008


The City of Paso Robles has announced plans to launch a Memo-
rial Day weekend event, Paso Robles Kruse Week 2008. The event
will feature a live and internet auction of collector cars, entertain-
ment, community events and more.
The five-day automotive-themed Kruse Week will kick off on
Friday, May 23, with a car auction to be held at River Oaks Hot
Springs Spa. The auction launches a lively five days of entertainment
and activities.
Kruse International is one of the world’s leading collector car
auction firms. Among other major sales, the Kruse family is noted for
conducting the $41 million sellout of the famous William F. Harrah
automotive collection in the mid-eighties.
“Bringing Kruse to Paso Robles for this major event is an incred-
ibly exciting prospect,” said Estrella CEO, Dick Willhoit. “We are
proud to help the City create a signature event setting a new standard
for Paso Robles.”
For more information, contact Paso Robles City Event Manager
Freda Berman at (805) 237-4134.

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Visit some of the newest and most exciting


wineries on Califonia’s Central Coast!

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Family owned and operated vineyard and winery
We invite you come and taste our
specializing in handcrafted wines with intense
wines in the B & E Saloon that colors and flavors. Join us in celebrating in the true
overlooks the vineyard. Italian tradition with food and wine pairing,
salami, prosciutto, provolone, sopres-sata, pâté,
imported pasta, specialty items and the finest pasta
Daily 11am-5pm sauces. Food available daily.
10000 Creston Road, Paso Robles
805-238-4815 Open Daily 10am-7:30pm
www.bevineyard.com 5185 Union Road, Paso Robles
805-226-0227 | www.falconnestwine.com

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Chateau Margene – A Destination for Wine Lovers


If an afternoon of driving the picturesque boutique winery that focused on quality. It
Margene & Michael Mooney
back roads of California in search of a truly was our dream to produce the best Cabernet
great little winery is your idea of a day and Cabernet blends from the Paso Robles
perfectly spent, then head toward Highway Appellation. Making these wines is truly our
41, east of Paso Robles and look for Chateau passion.”
Margene. You can then count yourself among The tasting room experience at Chateau
the lucky few who have found this oasis of Margene is in keeping with their philosophy

Photo by Fred Gillaspy


excellence and had the opportunity to enjoy of quality over quantity. The small tasting bar
their fabulous Cabernet and Cabernet blends. is located right in the middle of the barrel
As they always completely sell out their 3000- room, but don’t stay there. Wander out to
case production every year, joining one of their deck for one of the best tasting experi-
their three wine clubs is usually the only way to ensure that you’ll be ences to be had on the Central Coast. With the gentle sound of jazz
able to get more of their wines without the necessity of another road music wafting in the air and a stunning view of the tree-studded hills
trip. And you will want more. of Creston in front of you, there is no better spot than one of the
Michael and Margene Mooney celebrated their first vintage in comfy couches at Chateau Margene on a warm, fall day. If you are
1997. Their goal was to do one thing and do it well … produce world- lucky enough to be sipping their amazing Bordeaux blend, Beau
class Cabernet. They succeeded by employing a philosophy that few Melange, then you are truly enjoying a wine lover’s perfect moment.
business schools would promote. Low yield, labor intensive wine Chateau Margene is open Saturday and Sunday from noon to five.
making. With a mere five and a half acres of vineyard, the Mooneys Fridays by appointment only. They are located at 4385 La Panza Road,
intentionally keep their tonnage at about two per acre, compared to off of Highway 41 East. Visit www.chateaumargene.com for more
some larger winery operations that coax up to eight tons per acre out information.
of their vineyards. This gives each vine the opportunity to take full
advantage of the superior soil and growing conditions that the Paso CHATEAU MARGENE
Robles Appellation offers. The emphasis is quality over quantity.
A micro winery specializing in the production of small lots of
At Chateau Margene each grape cluster is hand picked and hand luxury, handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Margene
sorted. The fruit is de-stemmed, whole berry, and gently dropped into produces 3,000 cases per year and focuses on viticulture and
winemaking practices that offer maximum expression of the
open-topped fermentation bins, then aged in French oak barrels for Paso Robles terrior. Come enjoy the wines and picnic on the
deck or under the oaks.
over 24 months. The vineyard practices sustainable farming and only
Open Saturday-Sunday Noon-5pm
a bare minimum of chemicals are used in the grape growing and wine- By advanced appointment on Fridays
4385 La Panza Road, Creston, CA
making processes. These are thoroughly pampered grapes and the 805-238-2321 | www.chateaumargene.com
result is phenomenally dark, fruit-forward wines. Says Michael
Mooney, “We didn’t enter into this with a mindset of growing a big,
commercial winemaking operation, but rather to create a small CASS VINEYARDS
Visit us at our café style tasting room and sample your favorite Rhône
wines, paired with samples of select gourmet cheese, paté and specialty
foods. Our Chef’s Pantry offers an array of choices for an impromptu
picnic indoors or out. We also offer a lunch menu prepared by our
Chef Brandon McPartlan seven days a week.
Open Monday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm
7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles
805-239-1730 | www.casswines.com

Enjoy the beauty of gently STILL WATERS VINEYARDS


rolling hills in the
Paso Robles countryside Taste handcrafted estate wines of Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Sarah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and
and discover some of the
Viognier. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular
newest and most exciting views from our olive grove overlooking the vineyard.
wineries on California’s
Central Coast. Thursday-Monday 11-5pm
2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles
805-237-9231 | www.stillwatersvineyards.com

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San Luis Obispo Vintners Association Announces Dates


For the Roll Out The Barrel Passport Weekend, May 1-4
San Luis Obispo Vintners Association announced Weekend Itinerary includes four days of celebra-
the dates of their popular Roll Out The Barrels tion:
Weekend Event. The event this year will be, Barrels • Thursday, May 1 – Barrels In The Plaza (5:30 –
in the Plaza, Thursday evening in downtown SLO’s 7:30pm) $25
mission plaza from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This portion of • Friday, May 2nd – Winemaker Dinners
the weekend will focus primarily on “grown here, • Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd & 4th – Passport
made here”; as SLO Vintner’s partner up with local to SLO Wine Country, $50
food producers and vendors to celebrate a complete (Designated Drivers, $40)
culinary experience right from the terroir of SLO. The annual two day passport portion (Saturday
“This past year all three events sold out as we limit and Sunday), will allow visitors to San Luis Obispo
the number of tickets so that we can offer a small entry to 16 wineries where they will experience wine
town, personal feel to this weekend. We celebrate not and food pairings, reserve barrel tastings, entertain-
only the wine but an entire culinary experience and ment and special discounts.
personalilties behind the scenes of SLO”, said Becky More information will be posted soon, visit their
Gray, San Luis Obispo Vintners Executive Director. website at www.slowine.com.

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Kenneth Volk Vineyards Open House, April 19-20


Stop in at at Kenneth Volk Vineyards on April 19-20 for their the patio relaxing with a taste of these beautiful wines.
annual Open House. Enjoy current, newly released and library Ken Volk himself can occasionally be seen in the tasting room
wines with hors d’oeuvres, live music and more! pouring and talking about his wines. As proprietor and founder, his
Ken Volk’s wines are a passion. They are certainly that for him, and reputation is as unique as his wines. Volk’s far-reaching influence
they tend to be for his regular customers, too. He puts a great deal of has earned the accolades constantly paid to him by several genera-
passion into making them and the result is unique, fruit-forward wines tions of winemakers now working on the Central Coast. As a wine-
with extraordinary flavors that really show off their varietal and the maker, Volk’s passion has always been the vineyard itself and his
vineyard in which they were grown. background in fruit science and the desire to grow better, more
The Kenneth Volk Vineyards’ tasting room is, as its wines, tasteful, less synthesized fruit is what has driven him. It’s probably
tasteful, simple and situated in a unique place, Tepusquet Canyon the thing that led him here for this area has some of the great vine-
in Santa Maria. The floors, the bar, the walls – all wood, are sparsely yards from which he has always purchased grapes.
decorated with images of the Santa Maria bench growing area and a Volk’s dedication has spilled over to this facility, too. Once the
north facing set of windows that reveal the undulating topography headquarters for the old Byron winery (the new Byron is next door),
of the land. A creek rolls right below the tasting room and wine- he rebuilt and refitted nearly the entire winery. He even brought in
making facility and a recent expansion allows customers to sit on new presses and new crusher-destemmers that would help him
produce the wines he has become known for. Volk bought the
winery and vineyard in 2004 from the Robert Mondavi Corporation
To San Luis Obispo
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Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival, April 19


The annual Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival celebrates the wineries, each of whom are waiving tasting fees and might even be
arrival of spring and a new vintage. Excitement is high over the long- planning something special just for Visa holders. To fully take advan-
weekend of activities that include the “Vintners’ Visa” passport to tage of the weekend, get a “combo” ticket to visit tasting rooms on
tasting rooms, special events at wineries throughout the region and the Friday, Sunday or Monday and enjoy the festival on Saturday.
festival itself. The festival features fine wines, superb food, live music, To enjoy your visit to Wine Country and help keep the roads safe,
strolling entertainment, demonstrations and a silent auction, all in a bus transportation will be offered to and from the festival from Santa
festive outdoor environment. Barbara, Santa Maria and Solvang as well as a Designated Driver ticket,
The annual Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival attracts wine which allows your DD to enjoy the festival ambiance, music and
lovers from near and far for an opportunity to meet member vintners, cuisine along with soft drinks and coffee.
taste their wines, and enjoy great food and music in a festive outdoor The festival has grown in popularity and attendance over the years.
environment. The 2008 Vintners’ Festival will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. First held on the grounds of Mission Santa Inés in Solvang, the first
on April 19 and will once again be celebrated at River Park in Lompoc. festival included 17 Vintners’ Association members pouring their
The festival will feature the wines of the 100+ members of the asso- wines. With the 2007 Silver Jubilee, more than ninety wineries will be
ciation, live and lively music, a silent auction and Wine Country joined by grower members of the association and more than two dozen
cuisine by the area’s finest chefs. And why not make a weekend out of local restaurants and caterers. Live bands, wine-related exhibitions and
it, celebrating the arrival of spring and the beginning of the 2008 a silent auction to benefit local charities will round out the day.
vintage? The Vintners’ Visa is your four-day pass to twelve participating “This closely coincides with the growth of the wine industry in

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Director. “Back when we held that first festival, there were fewer than purchased before Friday, April 11th will be mailed to you; Festival
seven thousand acres of vineyards bearing fruit, and we were a rela- tickets purchased after April 11th will be held for you at the Will Call
tively unknown wine region. Now, we have recognition for the quality tent at the entrance to the event.
of our wines worldwide, with over twenty-thousand acres of vineyards For more information, visit www.sbcountywines.com, send an
planted within the County. But even as we grow in size and reputation, email to information@sbcountywines.com or call (805) 688-0881.
there is still a small town, country atmosphere here. Great wines,
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2023 Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766 10-5:30 X X 6169 Airport Rd; 805-239-8900 10-5 X X
★ Adelaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 10-5
5805 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 800-676-1232 X X X ★ Donati Family Vineyard – Templeton Daily 11am-5pm ★ J. Paul Rosilez – Paso Robles Daily
Corner of 46 West & Vineyard Dr; 805-238-0676 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 Donatoni Winery – Paso Robles Sa-Su 12-5 ★ J. Paul Rosilez – Cambria Mo-Th Su 11-5
3225 Township Rd; 805-226-0620 Or By Appt X 734 Main St, Ste C; 805-927-5110 Fr-Sa 11-7 X X
★ Anglim Winery – Paso Robles Th-Mo 11-6
740 Pine St; 805-227-6813 Su 12-6 & By Appt X X Dover Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su Jack Creek Cellars – Templeton By
4520 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0101 11-5 X 5265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283 Appt X X
★ Arroyo Robles – Paso Robles Closed Tu
739 12th St; 877-759-WINE Daily 11-7 X X Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery – Paso Robles JanKris Winery – Templeton Daily
1953 Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Daily 10-5:30 X X 1266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319 11-5 X X X
★ B & E Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su By
10,000 Creston Rd; 805-238-4815 10-5 Appt X X Eagle Castle Winery – Paso Robles Daily Justin Winery – Paso Robles Daily
3090 Anderson Rd; 805-227-1428 10:30-5:30 X X X 11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-6932 10-5 X X X
★ Bear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles By Appt. &
1227 Park St; 805-238-4329 Some Weekends X X ★ Eberle Winery – Paso Robles Daily Kukkula – Templeton By
3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607 10-5 X X X 9525 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-434-5475 Appt
Bella Luna – Templeton Fr-Su
1850 Templeton Rd; 805-434-5477 10-5 X X ★ Edward Sellers – Paso Robles Th-Mo L’Aventure Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su 11-4
1220 Park St; 805-239-8915 12-7 X X 2815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588 or By Appt X X
★ Bianchi Winery – Paso Robles Daily
3380 Branch Rd; 805-226-9922 10-5 X X ★ EOS Estate Winery – Paso Robles Daily Laura’s Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily
5625 Hwy 46 East; 805-239-2562 10-5 X X X 5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300 10-5 X X
Black Hand – San Miguel By
1735 Nygren Rd; 805-712-WINE Appt X X ★ Falcon Nest Winery– Paso Robles Daily Le Cuvier – Paso Robles By Appt,
5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227 10-7:30 X X 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-238-5706 Wine Club Only
Brian Benson Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
Firestone Vineyard Paso – Paso Robles By Linne Calodo – Paso Robles Fr-Su
2985 Anderson Rd; 805-296-9463 10:30-5 X X
2300 Airport Rd; 805-591-8050 Daily 10-5 Appt X X 3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 11-5 X X
Calcareous Winery – Paso Robles Th-Mo
Five Rivers Winery – Paso Robles By Locatelli Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su
Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289 11-5 X X
8998 North River Rd; 805-467-0192 Appt 8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 11-4 X X
Caparone Winery – Paso Robles Daily
Four Vines Winery – Templeton Daily Lone Madrone – Paso Robles Daily
2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827 11-5 X X X
3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0055 11-5 X X 2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0845 10:30-5 X X
Carmody McKnight Estate Wines – Paso Robles
Fralich Vineyard & Winery – Templeton By Appt Madison Cellars – Paso Robles By
11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X X
Private tastings at Paso Robles Wine Services; 805-434-1526 4540 Hwy 41; 805-238-9831 Appt X X
★ Cass Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
Fratelli Perata – Paso Robles By Maloy O’Neill – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 10-5; Su 12-5
7350 Linne Rd; 805-239-1730 11-6 X X
1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809 Appt 5725 Union Rd; 805-238-7320 Or By Appt X X
★ Castoro Cellars – Templeton Daily Garretson Wine Co. – Paso Robles Daily Martin & Weyrich – Paso Robles Su-Th 10-5
1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 10-5:30 X X 2323 Tulley Rd #110; 805-239-2074 11-5 X X 2610 Buena Vista Dr; 805-238-2520 Fr-Sa 10-6 X X
★ Cayucos Cellars – Cayucos We-Su 11-5:30 Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles By McClean Vineyards – Templeton By
131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036 Closed Tu X X 5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808 Appt 4491 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-237-2441 Appt
Changala Winery – Templeton Sa 11:30-5 By ★ Grey Wolf Cellars– Paso Robles Daily Meridian Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
422 Main St; 805-238-0421 Su 12-4 Appt X X 2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771 11-5:30 X X 7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133 10-5 X X
★ Chateau Margene – Creston Sa-Su ★ Halter Ranch Vnyd– Paso Robles Th-Mo ★ Midlife Crisis – Paso Robles Th-Mo
4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321 12-6 X X 8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 11-5 X X 1244 Pine St, Suite A; 805-237-8730 10:30-6 X X
Christian Lazo – San Miguel Sa-Su ★ Hansen Vineyard– Templeton Daily Midnight Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
249 10th Street, Suite A; 805-467-2672 10-5 X X 5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 10-5:30 X X 2925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904 10-5:30 X X
Chumeia Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily Harmony Cellars– Harmony Daily ★ Minassian-Young – Paso Robles Fr-Su
8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102 10-5 X X 3255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805-927-1625 10-5 X X 4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571 11-5 X X
Clautiere Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily ★ Hearthstone Tasting Room – Paso Robles Moonstone Cellars – Cambria Th-Mo
1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789 12-5 X X 1244 Pine St, Ste A; 805 237-8730 Th-Mo 10:30-6 X X 801 Main St, Suite C; 805-927-9466 11-5 X X
★ D’Anbino Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su Hice Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo NadeauFamilyVintners – Paso Robles Fr-Su
710 Pine St; 805-227-6800 11-6 X X 821 Pine St Unit D; 805-237-8888 12-5 3860 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-3574 12-5 X X
Dark Star Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su Hug Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo Norman Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
2985 Anderson Rd; 805-237-2389 10:30-5 X X 2323 Tuley Ct Ste. 120 D; 805-828-5906 11-5 7450 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0138 11-5 X X
Denner Vineyards & Winery – Paso Robles Hunt Cellars – Paso Robles Daily ★ Opolo Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
5414 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-4287 Sa-Su 12-4 X X 2875 Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600 10:30-5:30 X X 7110 Vineyard Dr; 805-238-9593 10-5 X X

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1140 Pine St; 805-237-7525 11-5:30 X X 422 South Main; 888-611-9463 11-5 X X 1307 Park St; 805 835-4304 Su & Mo 11-4 X X
Parkfield Vineyards – San Miguel By ★ Sculpterra – Paso Robles Fr-Su 10-5 Villicana Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su
70502 Vineyard Canyon Rd; 805-463-2316 Appt X X 5015 Linne Road, 888-302-8881 or By Appt X X 2725 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-9456 11-5 X X
★ Peachy Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Daily ★ Silver Horse – San Miguel Fr-Mo ★ Vina Robles – Paso Robles Daily
1480 N. Bethel Rd; 805-239-1918 11-5 X X 2995 Pleasant Rd; 805-467-WINE 11-5 X X 3700 Mill Rd; 805-227-4812 10-5 X X
★ Peachy Canyon Winery Too – Paso Robles ★ Silver Stone – Paso Robles Mo-Th 12-7 VinFuzion – Paso Robles We-Su
2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805-237-7848 Fr-Su 11-5 X X 827 13th St; 805-226-2788 Fr-Sa 12-8 Su 11-4 X X 2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0208 11-5:30 X X

★ Penman Springs Vineyard – Paso Robles Skyhawk Lane – San Miguel By Vista Del Rey – Paso Robles Su 11-5
1985 Penman Springs Dr; 805-237-7959 Fr-Su 11-5 X X 1605 Commerce Way; 213-200-4661 Appt 7340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 By Appt X X

★ Pianetta – Paso Robles Su-Mo-Th: 12-6pm Stacked Stone Cellars – Paso Robles Fr 12-5 Whalebone Winery – Paso Robles Daily
829 13th St; 805-226-4005 Fr-Sa 11-7 X X X 1525 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7872 Sa-Su 11-5 X X 8325 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-9020 11-4:30 X X

Pipestone – Paso Robles Th-Mo Stephen’s Cellar – Templeton By Wild Coyote Winery – Paso Robles Daily
2040 Niderer Rd; 805-227-6385 11-5 X X 7575 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-2412 Appt X X 3775 Adelaida Rd; 805-610-1311 11-5 X X

Poalillo Vineyards – Paso Robles By ★ Still Waters Vineyards – Paso Robles Th-Mo Wild Horse Winery – Templeton Daily
18888 Willow Creek Rd; 805-238-0600 Appt 2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231 11-5 X X 1484 Wild Horse Winery Ct; 805-434-2541 11-5 X X

Pretty-Smith – San Miguel Fr-Su Summerwood – Paso Robles Daily ★ Windward Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily
13350 River Rd; 805-467-3104 10-5 X X 2175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365 10-5:30 X X 138 Live Oak Rd; 805-239-2565 11-5 X X

Rabbit Ridge – Paso Robles We-Su ★ Sylvester Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily York Mountain – Templeton Daily
1172 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3331 11-5 X X 5115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 11-5 X X X 7505 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-3925 11-5 X X

Rainbows End Winery – San Miguel By Tablas Creek – Paso Robles Daily Zenaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
8535 Mission Ln; 805-467-3345 Appt X X 9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231 10-5 X X X 1550 Hwy 46 West; 805-227-0382 11-5 X X X

★ Rio Seco – Paso Robles Daily Terry Hoage – Paso Robles By ZinAlley – Templeton Fr-Su
4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884 11-5 X X 870 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2083 Appt 3730 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0959 11-5 X X

RiverStar Vineyards – Cayucos Fr-Su Thunderbolt Junction – Paso Robles Fr-Su S A N TA M A R G A R I TA


36 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3741 11-4 X X 2740 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805-226-9907 11-5 X X ★ Pozo Valley – Santa Margarita Fr-Su
2200 El Camino Real; 805-286-7172 12-6 X X
RN Estate Winery – Paso Robles By Tobin James Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
7986 North River Rd; 805-467-3106 Appt 8950 Union Rd; 805-239-2204 10-6 X X SAN LUIS OBISPO
★ Robert Hall – Paso Robles Daily Tolo Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Mo Alapay Cellars – Avila Beach Daily
3443 Mill Rd; 805-239-1616 10-6 X X X 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-2282 11-5 X X 415 First St; 805-595-2632 10:30-6 X X
Rotta Winery – Paso Robles Daily Turley Wine Cellars – Templeton Daily Aron Hill Vineyards – Morro Bay Th-Su
3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0510 11-5 X X 2900 Vineyard Dr; 805-434-1030 9-5 X X 845 Embarcadero Rd, Suite F; 805-610-5751 12-5 X X
★ Rocky Creek Cellars – Templeton Th-Su Venteux Vineyards – Templeton Fr-Su ★ Baileyana Vineyard – San Luis ObispoDaily
8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919 11-5 X X 1795 Las Tablas Rd; 805-369-0127 10-5 X X 5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 10-5 X X
San Marcos Creek Vineyard – Paso Robles Victor Hugo Winery – Templeton By Barnwood Winery – Arroyo Grande Daily
7750 North Hwy; 805-467-9260 Daily 11-5 X X 2850 El Pomar Dr; 805-434-1128 Appt X X 453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 888-809-VINE 11-5 X X

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831 A Via Esteban; 805-544-2842 11-5 X X 5250 Tepusquet Rd; 805-934-4770 Appt 2905 Grand Ave; 805-929-4830 Daily 11-6 X X
★ Claiborne & Churchill – San Luis Obispo Daily Cambria Winery – Santa Maria Daily The Brander Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily
2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd; 805-544-4066 11-5 X X 5475 Chardonnay Lane; 888-339-9463 10-5 X X 2401 Refugio Rd; 805- 688-2455 11-4 X X
Domaine Alfred – San Luis Obispo Daily Chimere – Santa Maria By Carhartt Vineyard – Los Olivos Th-Mo 11-5
7525 Orcutt Rd; 805-541-9463 10-5 X X 217 North Russell; 805-310-1148 Appt 2990A Grand Ave; 805-688-0685 (Closed Tu-We) X X

Edna Valley Vnyd – San Luis Obispo Daily Costa de Oro – Santa Maria Daily ★ Carina Cellars – Los Olivos Daily
2585 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-544-5855 10-5 X X 1331 S. Nicholson Ave; 805-922-1468 11-6 X X 2900-A Grand Ave; 805-688-2459 11-5 X X

Kelsey See Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily Cottonwood Canyon – Santa Maria Daily Consilience – Los Olivos Daily
1947 See Canyon Rd; 805-595-9700 11-5 X X 3940 Dominion Rd; 805-937-9063 10-5:30 X X 2933 Grand Ave; 805-691-1020 11-5 X X

Kynsi Winery – Arroyo Grande Th-Mo Curtis Winery – Los Olivos Daily Curtis Winery – 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 5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-5 X X

★ Laetitia Vineyard – Arroyo Grande Daily Fess Parker – Los Olivos Daily Daniel Gehrs 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 2939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 11-5 X X

Morovino – Avila Beach Th-Mo Firestone Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily Dierberg Estate Vineyard – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
550 1st St; 805-627-1443 12-5 X X 5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 10-5 X X X 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X

Ortman Family – San Luis Obispo Th-Mo Foxen Vineyard – Santa Maria Daily Epiphany Cellars – Los Olivos Th-Mo
3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-473-9463 10-5 X X 7200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-4251 11-4 X X 2963 Grand Ave; 866-354-9463 11:30- 5:30 X X

Per Bacco Cellars – San Luis Obispo Th-Mo IO Vineyards – Santa Maria By John Kerr Wines – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room
1850 Calle Joaquin Rd; 805-787-0485 11-5 X X X 5250 Tepusquet Rd; 805-934-4770 Appt 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-5:30 X X
Fess Parker – Los Olivos Daily
Piedra Creek Winery – San Luis Obispo ★ KennethVolk Vineyards – Santa Maria Daily
6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X X
6425 Mira Cielo Dr; 805-541-1281 By Appt 5230 Tepusquet Rd; 805-938-7896 10:30-4:30 X X X
Firestone Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily
Rancho Arroyo Grande – Arroyo Grande Koehler – Los Olivos Daily
5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 10-5 X X X
591 Hi Mountain Rd; 805-474-0220 1st Saturday of the month 11-5 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X X
Flying Goat Cellars – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
★ Salisbury Vineyards – Avila Valley Daily Labyrinth – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
6985 Ontario Rd; 805-595-WINE 11-6 X X 2717 Aviation Way; 805-268-4155 Daily 10-5 X X
Great Oaks Ranch – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
Saucelito Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily McKeon-Philips – Santa Maria Daily
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-543-2111 10-5 X X 2115 S Blosser Rd; 805-928-3025 11-6 X X
J Wilkes Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
Sextant Wines – San Luis Obispo Daily Ovene Winery – Santa Maria (Tasting Room: See Solvang)
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
3536 S. Higuera St; 866-833-WINE 11-5 X X 2717 Aviation Way; 714-420-2525 By Appt X X
Koehler – Los Olivos Daily
Stephen Ross Wine Cellars – San Luis Obispo Rancho Sisquoc Winery – Santa Maria Daily 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X X
2330 Johnson Ave; 805-594-1318 By Appt X 6600 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-934-4332 10-4 X X
Lane Tanner Wines – at Los Olivos Tasting Room
★ Tangent Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Daily Tantara Vineyard – Santa Maria By 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-6 X X
5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 11-5 X X 4747 Ontiveros Lane; 805-938-5051 Appt
Longoria Wines – Los Olivos Daily
★ Talley Vineyards – Arroyo Grande Daily Tres Hermanas Winery – Santa Maria Daily 2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637 11-4:30 X X
3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 10:30-4:30 X X 9660 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8451 10-5 X X
Oak Savanna – at Andrew Murray Tasting Room in Los Olivos
Taste – San Luis Obispo Mo-Sa 11-9 Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos Daily 2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Daily 11-6 X X
1003 Osos St; 805-269-TASTE Su 11-5 X X 6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X X
Qupé Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
★ Tolosa Winery – San Luis Obispo Daily LOS OLIVOS 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-968-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
4910 Edna Rd; 805-782-0500 11-5 X X
Alexander & Wayne – Los Olivos Daily Silver Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
★ Wood Winery – Arroyo Grande Th-Mo 2922 Grand Ave; 805-688-9665 11-6 X X 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-963-3052 Daily 11-5 X X
136 Bridge St; 805-489-9663 11-5 X X
Andrew Murray – Los Olivos Daily ★ Scott Cellars – Los Olivos Th-Mo
Wolff Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Th-Su 2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 11-6 X X 2933 San Marcos Ave, Ste 101; 805-570-0048 12-5 X X
6238 Orcutt Rd; 805-781-0448 11-5 X X
Arthur Earl – Los Olivos Daily Star Lane – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
S A N TA M A R I A / F O X E N C A N Y O N 2921 Grand Ave; 805-693-1771 11-6 X X 2445 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
Addamo Estate Vineyards – Orcutt Tu-Su Beckmen Vineyards – Los Olivos Daily Three Saints – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
400 East Clark Ave; 805-937-6400 11-7 X X 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-8664 11-5 X X 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
Bedford Thompson – Los Alamos Daily Bernat – at Los Olivos Café Daily Vandale – at The Ballard Inn in Ballard Fr-Su
448 Bell St; 805-344-2107 11-5 X X 2879 Grand Ave; 805-688-7265 11-9 X X 2436 Baseline Ave; 805-688-7770 12-5:30 X X

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2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X 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
★ Wild Heart Winery – Los Olivos Daily ★ DiBruno – at Trio Tastings, Solvang Kalyra Winery – Santa Ynez Mo-Fr 11-5
2933-C Grand Ave; 805-688-7386 11-5 X X 1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Th-Su 11-5 or By Appt X X 343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864 Sa-Su 10-5 X X
Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos Daily East Valley – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang Roblar Winery – Santa Ynez Daily
6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X X 1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X X 3010 Roblar Ave; 805-686-2603 10-5 X X
L O M P O C / B U E L LT O N Honeywood/Olde Mission Wine Co. Sunstone – Santa Ynez Daily
Tasting room for Honeywood, Michael Grace and Ovene Winery 125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463 10-4 X X
Alma Rosa – Buellton Daily
7250 Santa Rosa; 805-688-9090 11-5 X X 1539 Mission Dr, #A & B, Solvang Su-Th 9:30-5:30 S A N TA B A R B A R A
805-686-9323 Fr-Sa 9:30-6:30 X X
Ampelos Cellars – Lompoc By Carr Vineyards – Santa Barbara Daily
805-736-9957 Appt X X Jorian Hill – Solvang By 414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985 11-5 X X
1051 Croft Lane; 805-686-8490 Appt
Babcock Winery – Lompoc Daily Jaffurs – Santa Barbara Fr-Su
5175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455 10:30-4 X X Lincourt Winery – Solvang Daily 819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 11-5 X X
1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554 10-5 X X
Casa Cassara – Buellton We-Mo Kalyra Winery – Santa Barbara Mo-Fr 12-7
291 Valley St; 805-686-5159 11-5 X X Lions Peak Vineyards – Solvang Fr-Mo 212 State St; 805-695-8606 Sa-Su 12-8 X X
1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 11-5 X X
Clos Pepe – Lompoc By Margerum Wine Company – at Wine Cask in Santa Barbara
4777 East Hwy 246; 805-735-2196 Appt Lucas & Lewellen – Solvang Daily 813 Anacapa St; 805-966-9463 Sa-Su 11-3 X X
1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 11-5:30 X X
Fiddlehead Cellars – at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto Santa Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara Daily
1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 530-756-4550 Th-Sa 11-4 X X Mandolina Wines – Solvang Daily 202 Anacapa St; 805-963-3633 10 - 5 X X
1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506 11-5:30 X X
Foley Estates – Lompoc Daily Stearns Wharf Vintners – Santa Barbara 9-9 Summer
6121 East Hwy 246; 805-737-6222 10-5 X X Michael Grace – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang End of State St; 805-966-6624 9-6 Winter X X
1539 Mission; 805-686-9323 Daily 9:30-5:30 X X Summerland – Summerland Tu-Th 11-5
Harrison-Clarke – Lompoc By
805-686-0850 Appt Ovene Winery – at Old Mission Tasting Company in Solvang 2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE Fr-Su 11-7 X X
1539 Mission; 714-420-2525 Daily 9:30-5:30 X X Oreana Winery – (formally Cellar 205) Santa Barbara
Hitching Post Wines – at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton
406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676 Daily from 4pm X X Presidio Vineyard – Solvang Daily 205 Anacapa St; 805-962-5857 Daily 11-5 X X
1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585 11-6 X X Whitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara Fr-Su
Huber Vineyards – Lompoc By
4892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 Appt Rideau Vineyard – Solvang Daily 36A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-965-0956 12-4 X X
1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717 11-4 X X
Ken Brown Wines – Buellton By
2025 Still Meadows Rd; 805-448-3791 Appt Royal Oaks – Solvang Daily
Lafond Vineyard – Buellton
6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921
Daily
10-5 X X
1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740
Rusack Vineyard – Solvang
10-5:30
Daily
X X
Planning a trip
Melville Vineyard – Lompoc
5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030
Daily
11-4 X X
1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278
Shoestring Winery – Solvang
11-5
Fr-Su
X X
to Northern
Mosby Winery – Buellton
9496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415
Daily
10-4 X X
800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612 11-4 X X California
★ Stolpman Vineyard – Solvang Daily
Palmina – Lompoc Th-Sa 1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-688-0400 11-4 X X Wine Country?
1520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030 11-4 X X ★ Trio Tastings – Solvang Th-Su 11-5
Sanford Winery – Lompoc Daily 1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 or By Appt X X
Look for WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK
5010 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-735-5900 11-4 X X Tasting room for Badge Wines, DiBruno & Curran Wines
at wineries, hotels, concierge desks,
S O LVA N G Uncorked/Monsoon Cellars Fr-Sa 12-9pm car rentals, restaurants, high-end
467 Alisal Rd Ste 2; 805-693-8000; Solvang Su 12-6 X X grocery stories and more!
★ Badge Wines – at Trio Tastings, Solvang
1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Th-Su 11-5 or By Appt X X S A N TA Y N E Z

Blackjack Ranch – Solvang Daily 11-5 Artiste – Santa Ynez


3569 Sagunto St; 805-686-2626
Daily
11-5 X X
Check us out online at
2205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412 Closed Wed X X
Blair Fox Cellars – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang Au Bon Climat – at Wine Cellar Tasting Room in Santa Ynez
www.WineCountry
1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 Daily 11-8 X X 3631 Sagunto St; 805-688-8688 Daily 11-6 X X ThisWeek.com
Cabana Cellars/Wandering Dog Wine Bar – Solvang Bridlewood Estate – Santa Ynez Daily for help in planning
1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 We-Mo 11-8ish X X 3555 Roblar Ave; 805-688-9000 10-5 X X
your next visit to
Casa Cassara – at Olive House in Solvang Buttonwood Farm – Santa Ynez Daily
1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X X 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-3032 11-5 X X
Wine Country !

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