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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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PASO ROBLES

ONGOING Estrella Warbird Museum Fascinating collection of military aircrafts 10am-4pm, 805-227-0440, Paso Robles www.ewarbirds.org

ONGOING Vina Robles Winery Summer Concert Series 2008 805-369-0140, www.vinarobles.com Paso Robles May 23: Violin and Guitar Duo June 27: Usonia Jazz Band July 25: D. Voss Jazz Trio

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Wine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine Bar Local winemaker featured each week. 5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154, Paso Robles www.vinotecawinebar.com.

• May 21: Brochelle Vineyards

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Gourmet Pairings at Meridian Vineyards Try gourmet food paired with fine wine 12-5pm, $5, 805-226-7133, Paso Robles www.meridianvineyards.com

ONGOING SATURDAYS Templeton Farmers’ Market Fresh fruit, flowers & vegetables 9am-12:30pm, 805-239-6535, Templeton

ONGOING SATURDAYS Paso Robles Farmers’ Market Country farm arts and crafts market 8am-12:30pm, 805-237-9254, Paso Robles

ONGOING Art Exhibits at Castoro Cellars 10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton www.castorocellars.com

• May: Paso Robles Art Association

ONGOING Vina Robles Ballroom Dance Classes Learn to dance & show what you have learned during the social dance hour! 805-369-0140 6pm, $10 wine club members/$12 non-members Winery Hours: 10am-5pm, Paso Robles Vina Robles Hospitality Center, www.vinarobles.com

• May: Samba & Mambo

• June: Swing & Foxtrot

• July: Rumba & Waltz

ONGOING Painting Exhibits at Villicana Winery Enjoy fine art work along with fine wines. 11am-5pm, 805-239-9456, Paso Robles

ONGOING THROUGH MAY 31 Spring Food Drive at Donati Family Vineyard Help end hunger & bring non-perishable food items and enjoy complimentary wine tasting 10am-5pm, 877-511-WINE www.donatifamilyvineyard.com

MAY 16-17 Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival Open House at Castoro Cellars Sat: Sangria for Breakfast with delicious crepes Sat & Sun: Select library, barrel & special releases available with BBQ & Crepes Sun: Live music by ZZAH, 888-DAM-FINE Paso Robles, www.castorocellars.com

MAY 16-18 The Paso Robles Wine Festival Annual event held in Paso Robles City Park,

offers guests the opportunity to taste wines from more than 90 Paso Robles wineries in a beautiful downtown setting. Wine Festival Golf Tournament on Friday, followed by the tasting event in the park on Saturday. Including individual events at local wineries. 805-239-8463, www.pasowine.com

MAY 16-18 Festival Barrel Tastings at Sylvester Winery Barrel tastings & more all weekend 11am-6pm, www.sylvesterwinery.com 800-891-6055, info@sylvesterwinery.com,

MAY 16-18 26th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival Weekend at Anglim Winery Open house daily. Taste what's new at Anglim, from Rhône blends to Rosé and Pinot Noir. Barrel samples, gourmet cheeses and decadent

chocolate surprises! 10am-6pm, 805-227-6813 Friday: Winemaker Dinner pairing the artistry of Chef Koby and Anglim wines with the always rambunctious Anglim clan. Paso Robles Saturday: Join Anglim in the park or at the tasting room. Sunday: Brunch is served! Join Anglim for delicious small bites paired with Anglim wines,

as well as complimentary reserve and library

tasting. $5/pp; complimentary for Winemaker's

Club, 805-227-6813 or info@anglimwinery.com

Summer Concert Series PRESENTED BY AMS E NTERTAINMENT May 23 – ROMANZA – $17, $15

Summer Concert Series

PRESENTED BY AMS ENTERTAINMENT

May 23 – ROMANZA – $17, $15 Signature Club

Celebrated violinist Bette Byers of the Candle Light Strings and veteran guitarist Manny Mestas – romantic and festive with spicy Latin hits

June 27 – USONIA JAZZ BAND – $20, $17 Signature Club

Local artist Dawn Lambeth and Usonia Jazz Band Effervescent 1930s jazz and swing; special guest, Paul Mehling, leader of the Django Reinhardt inspired group, the Hot Club of San Francisco. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. 805.369.0140 • www.VinaRobles.com

MAY 16-18 Dark Chocolate Fondue Party at Dunning Vineyards Open house party with fondue & fine wine 11am-6pm, 805-238-4763 www.dunningvineyards.com

MAY 16-18 Chumeia Vineyards Festival Activities Enjoy barrel samples, wine specials, food pair- ings and more, 11am-5pm, 888-343-9445 www.chumeiavineyards.com

MAY 16-18 Wine Festival at Bianchi Enjoy open house festivities & a fine dinner, fine wine, dancing & more! Dinner 6pm, $65 members/$75, 805-226-9922, www.bianchiwine.com

MAY 16 Winemaker Dinner at Robert Hall Winery Go back to the good old days of the supper club. Enjoy 1960s stlye crooning of a "ratpack" tribute ensemble with gourmet dinner. 6:30-9:30pm, 805-239-1616, Paso Robles www.roberthallwinery.com

MAY 16 Falcon Nest Winemaker Dinner Celebrate the Paso Robles Wine Festival with a 4 course gourmet dinner paired with fine wine. 7pm, $75 members/$85 non-member, 805-226-0227

MAY 16 Wine Festival at Midlife Crisis Winery Midlife Crisis Winery will be celebrating the Paso Robles Wine Festival with special tastings. 10am-6pm, 805-237-8730, Paso Robles

MAY 16 Wine Festival Dinner in the Caves of Eberle Enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Lou Rook of Annie Gunn’s restaurant in St. Louis. $120 wine club member/$150 non-member 6:30pm, 805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com

MAY 16 Martin & Weyrich Wine Fest Spanish/Basque Fiesta Dinner Delicious traditional Spanish/Basque multi- course dinner with fine wines. Paso Robles $65/$55 Avanti members, RSVP 805-238-2520

MAY 16 Wine Festival Celebration Dinner at Sylvester Winery Enjoy the Kiara Reserve release and delectable menu which includes Alaskan King Crab, prawns, prime rib, dipped strawberries & more! 6:30-9:30pm, www.sylvesterwinery.com 800-891-6055, info@sylvesterwinery.com

MAY 16 After Hours Wine Festival Party at Donati Family Vineyards Preview fine wine & barrel samples & more! 5-8pm, 877-511-WINE www.donatifamilyvineyard.com

MAY 16 Cinema E Vino at Villicana Winery – French Kiss Enjoy wine tasting, a great film, warm blankets & a Tuscan style dinner in a basket. 7pm, $75, Paso Robles, www.cinemaevino.com

MAY 16 Wine Festival Winemaker Dinner at Castoro Cellars Enjoy an unforgettable evening of delicious food, fine wine & great music. 888-DAM-FINE, RSVP, Paso Robles www.castorocellars.com

MAY 16 Wine Festival Dinner at Vina Robles Kick-off the Wine Festival with a sumptuous dinner, by Two Cooks catering – local ingredients with a distinctive global touch paired with award winning wines. 6pm, $110/ $90 Signature Club, 805-369-0140 a.sintiago@vinarobles.com, www.vinarobles.com

MAY 17 Party in the Park! Celebrate wiht “Uncle Sam” in the city park or at the winery, complimentary wine tasting and cave tours. New releases, picnic on the deck 805-238-9607 or www.EberleWinery.com

MAY 17-18 Wine Festival Weekend at Falcon Nest Winery Enjoy delicious Cuban Lechon with Mojos sandwiches, great music & fine wine tasting. 10am-7pm, $10, 805-226-0227, Paso Robles

MAY 17 Wood Grilled Festival Dinner at Sylvester Winery Enjoy a fabulous 3 course gourmet dinner 6-9pm, $48 with wine pairings 800-891-6055, info@sylvesterwinery.com www.sylvesterwinery.com

MAY 17 Winemaker Festival Dinner at Bianchi Finish off your Saturday & join Bianchi for dinner, dancing & fun! 6pm, $75, Lakeside club members/$65 805-226-9922, www.bianchiwine.com

MAY 17 Tuscan Italian Dinner Night at Martin & Weyrich Enjoy a multi-course dinner with fine wines featuring Cafe Roma. Paso Robles $95/$80 Avanti members, RSVP 805-238-2520

MAY 18 Vina Robles Reidel Seminar Taste fine Vina Robles’ wines presented in Riedel’s newest glass line, FLOW. 1pm, $65/$60 Signature Club, 805-369-0140 Paso Robles. For details call or email:

c.zuur@vinarobles.com, www.vinarobles.com

MAY 18 Open House at Eberle Winery Go ‘Red, White and Blue’ – all-American comple- mentary barbecue (with Chef Lou Rook of Annie Gunn’s of St. Louis, MO), music of Julie Beaver and the Bad Dogs. Open House, complementary wine tasting, self-guided cave tours. 805-238-9607, www.EberleWinery.com.

MAY 18 Wine Festival at Meridian Swing into Meridian Vineyards for a tribute to the jivin’ 40’s! Enjoy live music by the Viper Four, sample gourmet cheeses from Di Raimondo’s Italian Market paired with your favorite Meridian Limited Release wines. 11am, $40, 805-226-7133, Paso Robles www.meridianvineyards.com

MAY 18 Paradise in Paso at Firestone Vineyard Be the first to try out our new horseshoe pits & sip delicious wines on the patio, Paso Robles 12-3pm, 805-591-8050, www.firestonewine.com

MAY 23-27 Paso Robles Kruse Week 2008 The five-day automotive themed Kruse week will kick off on Friday with a car auction to be held at River Oak Hot Springs Spa. The auction launches a lively five days of activities. 9am-4pm, 805-237-4134, Paso Robles

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MAY 23 Romanza at Vina Robles Enjoy the fist summer concert at the Vina Robles Hospitality Center with celebrated violinist Berre Byers of the Candle Light Strings, accompanied by veteran guitarist Manny Mestas. 6:30pm, $17/$15 Signature Club 805-369-0140, Paso Robles, www.vinarobles.com

MAY 24 Indoor Concert at Castoro Cellars Prince Diabaté High energy music with great mandigo, reggae, rap, blues & funk sounds. 7:30pm, $20, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles www.castorocellars.com

MAY 30 Sunset Wine Down at Robert Hall Winery Unwind out on the Garden Terrace as Robert Hall continues their Friday night music series. The evening includes music, a glass of wine and

a light dinner. 6-9pm, $25pp/$20 Cavern Club 805-239-1616x24, www.roberthallwinery.com

JUNE 8 Pinot & Paella Cook-Off 2008 The area’s best chefs compete pairing fine wine

& delicious paella recipes. Procedes benefit the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation. 2-5pm, $65, 805-239-2565, Paso Robles www.pinotandpaella.com

JUNE 14 Winemaker Meet & Greet Barrel Tastings at Ortman Vineyards Enjoy fine barrel tastings & delicious cheese 10am-4pm, $15, 805-937-8340 www.ortmanwine.com

JUNE 15 Father's Day BBQ at Robert Hall Winery Celebrate Father’s Day tailgate-style. BBQ includes baby back ribs, grilled hot dogs, root beer floats and more! Wine and other

beverages will be available too. The Golden State Classic Car Show will also be showcasing

a variety of muscle cars in front of the winery. 11am-3pm, 805-239-1616, Paso Robles www.roberthallwinery.com

JUNE 20 Summer Solstice Dinner at Adelaida Cellars Delicious dinner in the barrel room with winemaker Terry Culton & “Chef for the Stars” Jeff Scott. 6:30pm, RSVP, 800-676-1232 www.adelaida.com

JUNE 21 Summer Concert at Bianchi Great music from Monty Mills. Bring your own picnic basket or enjoy food from the deli. No outside beverages. 6-9pm, $10/Free to Lakeside members 805-226-9922, www.bianchwine.com

JUNE 21 Locals Only Dinner Winemaker Dinner at Eberle Winery Enjoy a fine winemaker dinner in the caves 6:30pm, 805-238-9607, RSVP www.eberlewinery.com

CAYUCOS AND MORRO BAY

ONGOING FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves Art, crafts, children’s activities, music & more on beautiful bluffs overlooking the ocean 10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, Pismo Beach www.pismochamber.com

ONGOING Central Coast Outdoor Day Hikes Sat/Sun, 888-873-5610, Morro Bay www.centralcoastoutdoors.com

ONGOING Art Demonstrations by Fine Artists Non-profit art gallery exhibit of local artists 7pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Bay www.morrobayartassociation.org

ONGOING Adventures with Nature Docent guided walks Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History, 805-772-2694, www.ccnha.org Various hikes at various times including; Fast Hike to Coon Creek, White’s Point Vistas, Black Hill Trail, Sand Spit Walk and Ocean Lagoon.

ONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Morro Bay Embarcadero Art Walk Art galleries’ open house receptions

5-8pm, 805-772-1068, Morro Bay

ONGOING SATURDAYS Fishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro Bay Fresh seasonal fruit, crafts & musicians 3-6pm, 800-231-0592, Morro Bay

JUNE 7 Morro Bay Music Festival 4 great bands on the waterfront 11am-6pm, 805-772-1155, www.mbmusicfest.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO

ONGOING Christopher Cohan Center

Performing Arts Center – San Luis Obispo 805-756-2787, www.pacslo.org

• May 15: Capitol Steps

• May 16: Animal Farm

• May 21: Animal Farm

• May 24: Cal Poly Music Ensemble

• May 25: Grace Bible Church Music Concert

• May 27: The Wedding Singer

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The San Luis Obispo Art Center Permanent collection and constantly rotating exhibits of works by local artists in all media – paintings, sculpture, photography and more. 11am-5pm, 805-543-8562, San Luis Obispo www.sloartcenter.org

ONGOING WEEKENDS Live Music at Mother’s Tavern Beautiful upscale tavern with big band music most Sundays too! Call for schedules. 805-541-8733, San Luis Obispo www.motherstavern.com

ONGOING SECOND SUNDAY Dallidet Adobe & Gardens Oldest house in the city of San Luis Obispo Site of first commercial winery in the area. 10am-1pm, 805-543-0638, San Luis Obispo www.slochs.org/dallidet

ONGOING Lectures & Art at California Polytechnic State University 805-756-1511, San Luis Obispo www.calpolynews.calpoly.edu

ONGOING San Luis Obispo Little Theatre 805-786-2440, www.slolittletheatre.org

ONGOING Automobilia Museum Specialty cars, toy cars & airplanes along with many other antiques relating to transportation 10am-5pm, 805-544-1900, San Luis Opispo

ONGOING THROUGH MAY 20 Hearst Castle Evening Tours Experience evening reflections from the 1930s $30, 800-444-4445, San Luis Obispo www.hearstcastle.com

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Art Gallery Events “Art After Dark” Various art galleries stay open late & host artist receptions with wine & cheese. 5-9pm, 805-544-9251, San Luis Obispo www.sloartcouncil.org

ONGOING San Luis Obispo Art Center Show Constantly rotating exhibits in all media 11am-5pm, 805-481-3991, San Luis Obispo www.sloartcenter.org

ONGOING TUESDAYS 2-oz. Tuesdays at Taste Weekly drink specials 10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE San Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.com

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Wine Down Wednesdays at Taste Tastings with the winemaker 10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE San Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.com

ONGOING SUNDAYS Art on the Beach at Avila Beach Artists paint & present their work 10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach Pier

ONGOING FRIDAYS Wine Tasting at The Loading Dock Live music, wine and food 7-10pm, $5, 805-934-3471, San Luis Obispo

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A Murder Mystery Dinner

Enjoy a parody of The Golden Girls

with a delicious dinner, wine and laughter

5pm, 805-489-3875, Spyglass Restaurant Shell Beach, www.murderinmind.com

MAY 21, 28 Girls’ Night Out at Edna Valley Enjoy food demonstrations, hair designs, fine wine tasting, discounts and more! 6-8pm, $15, 805-544-5855, San Luis Obispo www.ednavalley.com

JUNE 1 Afternoon of Epicurian Delight Gala benefit for EOC Health Service featuring fine wines, delicious gourmet foods & more 11:30am-3:30pm, $100, 805-544-2498, $100 Chapman House by the Sea at Shell Beach

JUNE 7 SLO Wine & Grill Affair Winemakers compete in a grill-off and offer samples and wine tasting. Live music, local vendors, artist Marilyn Dover-Benson exhibit. Benefits Transitions Mental Health Association 1-5pm, $30, www.t-mha.org/SLOWineGrill.htm

JUNE 7 – SEPTEMBER 27 Wine and Cheese Pairings at Tolosa Winery 11am-3pm, $15 Heritage Club/$ 20 general 805-782-0500, www.tolosawinery.com

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MAY 18 Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music while enjoying the perfect Avila climate. 1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, Avila Beach www.salisburyvineyards.com

MAY 25 Avila Beach Blues Festival Great music & great fun 2-6:30pm, 888-825-5484, Avila Beach Resort www.avilabeachresort.com/events

JUNE 1 Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music while enjoying the perfect Avila climate 1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, Avila Beach www.salisburyvineyards.com

JUNE 5 Girls Night Out at Salisbury Vineyards Stroll through the Schoolhouse & patio with hors d'oeuvres and wine in hand. Enjoy handmade gifts and clothing from local artists and designers. The evening will have an exciting theme with guest vendors, chefs, & live music. 5:30-8:30pm $25, $20 Club Avila, 805-595-WINE Avila Beach, www.salisburyvineyards.com

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ONGOING Visit Historic Buildings in Arroyo Grande Sat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm, 805-473-5077 Arroyo Grande

ONGOING SATURDAYS Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market Farm fresh produce, music, arts & crafts 12-2:30pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande www.arroyograndevillage.org

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Learn How to Make Ice Cream Enjoy a 30 minute skit about ice cream where you help create new flavors. 7pm, Arroyo Grande, 805-474-4068 www.docburnsteins.com

ONGOING Clarke Center for Performing Arts 805-489-9444, Arroyo Grande www.clarkcenter.org

• May 17: Second City

• June 7: Giselle

MAY 26-27 Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival Enjoy many fun activities including rides, games, music, a dog show, strawberries and more. Check the website for an event schedule 805-473-2250, www.arroyograndevillage.org

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ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 8 Muskie Love Comic adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Great American Melodrama $20, 805-489.2499, Oceano www.americanmelodrama.com

SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON

ONGOING Santa Maria Valley Railroad 805-922-7941, Santa Maria, www.smvrr.com Elegant excursions with five star gourmet meals

ONGOING MONDAYS Wine Tasting at Wine Cottage Bistro Featuring regional & varietal tastings 5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Santa Maria

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum Lots of fun including a train simulator exhibit 1-4:30pm, 805-714-4927, Santa Maria www.smvrhm.org/museum

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ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1 Photo Contest at Riverbench Winery Submit your photos of the Riverbench Winery Win a gourmet wine and food tasting for 10! 805-937-8340, Santa Maria

MAY 16-18 Motorcycle Madness American motorcycles from all over fill the Santa Maria Fairpark with iron, leather and music. 805-686-2007 Fri: 12-7pm, Sat: 7am-8:30pm, Sun: 9-5pm www.horsepowerpromotions.com

MAY 18 Kid’s Day in the Park at Waller Park Enjoy live entertainment, games, prizes, booths, rock climing demos, petting zoo and more! 805-736-8535, http://smcoc.nit.cc

MAY 18 Spring Planting in Santa Maria Enjoy spring plantings and a potting demo featuring herbs for the kitchen garden 805-614-0806, RSVP, Natural History Museum www.naturalhistorysantamaria.com

MAY 23-25 West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals Show ‘nShine on Saturday and Sunday featuring live music, roller rink, model show and tons of vendors. Meet many of the great legends of Kustomizing. Hall of Fame and special guests on Saturday. Festivities also include a pin striping party, art show and auction. Come out and meet Bo Hopkins and Candy Clark from American Grafitti! Fairpark 951-488-0413, www.westcoastkustoms.com

MAY 24 Memorial Day Wine, Cheese & Summer Games at Riverbench Vineyard Start summer off with a bang with bocce, horseshoes, fine wine & more! 10am-4pm 805-937-8340, www.riverbench.com

SANTA MARGARITA

ONGOING Spring Flowers Nature Hike Guided hike with trained horticuluralist $15, 805-238-7324, Reservation required Lazy Arrow Ranch, Santa Margarita

LOS OLIVOS

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Wildling Art Museum - Free Friday Flicks Free movie & snacks with discussion, 7pm 805-688-1082, www.wildlingmuseum.org

ONGOING THROUGH JUNE Abbrescias Passion: Plein-Air Paintings of Glacier National Park The Wilding Art Museum, 11am-5pm, Los Olivos 805-688-1082, www.wildlingmuseum.org

ONGOING FIRST TUESDAY Wine and Art at Los Olivos café 5-7pm, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos www.losolivoscafe.com

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Understanding Your Palate at Los Olivos Café Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres 5pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos www.losolivoscafe.com

• May 22: Chianti Tasting Journey

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS An Evening with the Winemaker at Los Olivos Café Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres. 5pm, $15 805-688-7265, www.losolivoscafe.com

• May 21: Martin & Weyrich Winery

• June 18: Loring Wine Company

ONGOING SATURDAYS Global Gardens Organic Food Tasting Enjoy delicious organic tastings 10am-2pm, $3, Los Olivos, 805-693-1600 www.globalgardensgifts.com

ONGOING THURSDAYS Fess Parker’s Wine Country Sing Along Sing along with Fess & Marcy, 8:30-10:30pm 805-688-7788, Los Olivos, www.syvva.com

ONGOING THROUGH MAY 31 Coastal Views: Mixed Media Images & Photography at Carina Cellars Artwork by Michael Hewes 10am-5pm, 805-688-2459, Los Olivos www.carinacellars.com

MAY 16 Santa Ynez Valley National Mountain Bike - Platinum Performance 9th annual mountain biking races attracting 1000+ participants and 2000+ spectators held at the Stump Grinder Dirt Club in Los Olivos. 805-896-0673, Los Olivos, www.ridesb.com

JUNE 6 Winemaker Dinner at Los Olivos Café Featuring John Allen Winery $150, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos www.losolivoscafe.com

SANTA YNEZ

ONGOING MONDAYS Maverick Saloon Blind Draw Darts Santa Barbara Darts Association Enjoy BBQ and Darts, 7pm, 805-686-4785 Santa Ynez, www.mavericksaloon.org

ONGOING Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum and Parks - Janeway Carriage House Exhibits from Chumash period through early 20th century ranch days 12-4pm, 805-688-7889, Santa Ynez www.santaynezvalleymuseum.org

SECOND THURSDAY Wine Impressions at Artiste Join fellow wine lovers for a blind tasting, sensory evaluation, & discussion by region 7-9pm, 805-686-2626, www.artiste.com

ONGOING Chumash Casino Concerts 800-585-3737, Santa Ynez www.chumashcasino.com

• May 15: Engelbert Humperdinck

• June 6: Brooks & Dunn

ONGOING Cachuma Lake Nature Walk Naturalists lead walk on the Oak Canyon Trail 10-11:30am, $6, 805-688-4515, Santa Ynez Park www.cachuma.com

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Jazz on the Deck at Vineyard House Live music and fine food 6:30pm, $2, 805-688-2886, Santa Ynez www.thevineyardhouse.com

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Art Exhibit at Artiste Winery 11am-5pm, 805-686-2626, www.artiste.com

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ONGOING SATURDAYS Olde Towne Market in Lompoc

Great food, wine & music, Lompoc

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ONGOING Quicksilver Miniature Horse Farm Visit Solvang horse farm with beautiful vistas 10am–3pm, 805-686-4002, Solvang

ONGOING Solvang Farmers’ Market Fresh produce, flowers and foods, 3-7pm Solvang , 805-962-5354, www.solvangca.com

ONGOING FRIDAYS Wine Tasting on the Patio Live guitar music along with fine wines 5:30-7pm, 800-624-5572, Solvang www.royalscandinavianinn.com

ONGOING WEEKENDS Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise Guided 2 hour cruise with wildlife and geology $15, 805-686-505, Cachuma Lake www.cachuma.com

ONGOING Elverhoj Museum of History & Art Ongoing exhibits of art & photogaphy 805-686-1211, Solvang, www.elverhoj.org

MAY 24 Sunshine Brothers A benefit with great music and fun for Arts Outreach & Solvang Theatrefest, 7pm 805-688-6010, www.solvangtheaterfest.org

MAY 26 Valley Wind Ensemble Concert Free concert in downtown Solvang of local musicians. www.santaynezvalleyvisit.com

SANTA BARBARA

ONGOING Arlington Theatre 805-963-4408, Santa Barbara

ONGOING SUNDAYS Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show Featuring all types of art, crafts & jewelry 10am–6pm, 805-897-1982, East Beach Pier www.sbaacs.com

ONGOING TUESDAYS Discussions & Coffee Tastings Get insider info on up & coming books, music and movies with coffee tasting too, Santa Barbara 805-899-3659, 3pm, Borders, Books & Music

ONGOING FRIDAYS Wine Tasting with the Winemakers 4-7pm, 805-691-1020, East Beach Wines Santa Barbara, www.eastbeachwine.com

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Wine & Cheese Pairings at East Beach Wines Enjoy delicious pairings & new selections each week 4-7pm, $10, 805-899-1535, Santa Barbara www.eastbeachwines.com

ONGOING Backstage Tours at Lobero Theater Guided tours upon request, 805-996-4946 Santa Barbara, www.loberotheater.com

ONGOING University at Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures 805-893-3535, www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

ONGOING Trout Fishing & Wildlife Walks at Cachuma Lake Enjoy fishing (with trout brought in) & excellent wildlife viewing from bald eagles to mule deer. 805-686-5055, Santa Barbara, www.sbparks.org

ONGOING Touristorica – Historic Downtown Walking Tour Guided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past 10am-12pm, 805-965-6307, Santa Barbara

ONGOING AT THE LOBERO 805-963-0761, www.lobero.com

May 16: Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain

May 17: The Last Twon Chorus

• May 22: Beastly Fiction

ONGOING Ty Warner Sea Center Explore creatures of the sea 805-962-2526, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History www.sbnature.org/seacenter

ONGOING Lectures & Readings at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 805-962-8404, Santa Barbara, www.sbmm.org

ONGOING SATURDAYS Cachuma Lake Nature Walk 1 mile walk for all ages on the Oak Canyon Trail 10-11:30am, 805-688-4515, Santa Barbara Cachuma Lake Nature Center www.cachuma.com

ONGOING SATURDAYS Junior Ranger Program Kids learn about wildlife, ecosystems and caring for the environment, 1-2pm Santa Barbara Cachuma Lake Nature Center 805-688-4515, www.cachuma.com

ONGOING Art Workshops for Children at Art from Scrap Fun workshops where kids reuse all sorts of materials to make works of art! Tues-Sat, 10am-2pm, $6, 805-884-0459 www.artfromscrap.org

ONGOING FIRST THURSDAYS First Thursday Art, cultural events & fine wine tasting! 5-8pm, 805-962-2098, various venues in downtown Santa Barbara www.santabarbaradowntown.com

ONGOING Santa Barbara Museum of Art 805-963-4364, www.sbma.net

• Ongoing through May 30: From Geisha to Ghosts: Japanese Woodblock prints

ONGOING Surfing Lessons Enjoy an exciting day in the water 805-898-0671, Santa Barbara www.sbadventureco.com

ONGOING Planetarium Shows at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History 805-682-4711, www.sbnature.com

• Exploring the Spring Sky

• Cosmic Safari

• Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket

MAY 15 Nights at SBMA: Art, Music, Martinis & Interactive Happenings Over the Rainbows & Down Rabbit Holes: The Art of Children's Books. Including The Mad Hatters (Rock ) Tea Party. $20/$35 non-members 805-966-2707, www.sbma.net

MAY 29 – JUNE 22 Old Wicked Songs by Jon Marans Profound, humorous play with fine music 805-965-5400, Alhecama Theatere

JUNE 13-15 Live Oak Music Festival Exciting 3 day concert & camping event Benefit for KCBX Public Radio Various price packages, 805-781-3030 www.liveoakfest.org

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The 2008 Paso Robles Wine Festival Kicks It Up a Notch

New Epicurean Enhancements Target Culinary Tourists at 26th Annual Festival

Wine enthusiasts, foodies and culinary travelers from far and wide celebrated when the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance announced the new epicurean enhancements to their favorite celebration of wine and food – the Paso Robles Wine Festival. On Saturday, May 17, the local culinary community converges on the Downtown City Park for the 2008 Paso Robles Wine Festival offering attendees a tasty experience. Ingredients include a new demonstration kitchen featuring local chefs; an Artisan Alley offering samples from artisanal food producers; two new wine education seminars; eight food vendors selling specially prepared wine country cuisine; and more than 90 Paso Robles wineries showcasing their premium wines at this 26th annual jubilee. Tickets to be a part of the tasting extravaganza are available online at www.pasowine.com or by calling 1-800-549- WINE (9463). “The complement of wine and food has long been celebrated at our collective dinner tables so elevating the food experience at the Paso Robles Wine Festival was a perfect next step for this successful event,” said Joeli Yaguda of Pasolivo Olive Oil and Wine Festival committee member. “The Wine Festival committee is confident that the 2008 Paso Robles Wine Festival will satisfy the appetite of visitors and locals alike who crave such an experience.” The excitement of the Paso Robles Wine Festival and its appeal to Culinary Tourists has earned it recognition with the County of San Luis Obispo and City of Paso Robles. In conjunction with the San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau and Hospice du Rhone the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance will accept County and City resolutions on May 6 entitling the month of May 2008 as Paso Robles Wine Month and the week of May 10-18, 2008 as National Tourism Week. This concept, better known as Culinary Tourism, is defined as the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences according to the International Culinary Tourism Association. In 2007 the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) profiled the Culinary Tourist as a younger, more affluent and better educated traveler. TIA reports 27 million American leisure travelers engaged in culinary or wine-related activities annually while traveling. The report indicates that wine tourists spend an average of one thousand dollars per visit. Paso Robles attracts 1.2 million winery tourist annually according to the region’s recent economic impact study conducted by MKF Research in 2007. ARTISAN ALLEY SHOWCASES CULINARY TOURISM PART- NERS – Sponsored by Saveur Magazine and Pasolivo Olive Oil, Artisan Alley is a new addition to the Paso Robles Wine Festival. Debuting in 2007, Artisan Alley proved to be a very popular new element that has been greatly enhanced for 2008. This small expo showcases local artisan producers that strengthen Paso Robles’ posi- tion as a premiere culinary destination. The specially tented area

a premiere culinary destination. The specially tented area includes four olive oil (Pasolivo, We Olive, Carriage

includes four olive oil (Pasolivo, We Olive, Carriage Vineyards and Allure Estates); one cheese (Vivant Cheese); Nature’s Touch (organic vegetable retailer); Bread (Central Coast Bread); Abalone Farm; Windrose Farms; Green Acres Lavender Farm; Hearst Ranch Beef; American Lamb Board; and Saveur Maga- zine Wine Club & Saveur Magazine. DEMONSTRATION KITCHEN – It’s well accepted that the party always ends up in the kitchen. This year we are bringing the kitchen to the party with this very exciting culinary treat. Thanks to Idlers Home Appliances, local culinary masters will be dishing out their secrets; including Tom Fundaro of Villa Creek, Matthew Riley of Matthew’s, Kelly Wangard from Paso Robles Inn & Steakhouse, Andre Averseng of Dining with Andre, and Chris Kobayashi of The Artisan Restaurant. Each chef will do a 30 minute demonstration that is sure to send your taste buds wild. The American Lamb Board and Hearst Ranch Beef will provide product samples prepared at the outdoor grilling station, guaranteed to complement every last taste of wine. Guests are sure to take home some wine country cuisine secrets after learning from the best-of-the-best here in Paso Robles. WINE EDUCATION CLASSES OFFER FESTIVAL ATTENDEES MORE INSIDER KNOWLEDGE – Sponsored by The Wine Enthusiast and lead by West Coast editor, Steve Heimoff the Wine Festival features two wine education classes held at Villa Creek Restaurant. The classes will take attendees through an overview of Paso Robles wines and be held at noon and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17. Wine classes are available to Festival attendees on a first come first serve basis. Check out the class and test your Paso Wine IQ. The Paso Robles Wine Festival offers three levels of admission tickets, RESERVE ($125), Premium ($75) and Festival ($55). All admission levels can enjoy the new culinary enhancements of the Wine Festival. All tickets are limited, with RESERVE and Premium being offered by advance purchase only. Festival tickets may be avail- able on the day of the event if they do not sell out in advance. For more ticket information or to purchase tickets visit www.pasowine.com or call 800-549-WINE (9463).

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The Invention of Premium

by Mark Storer

W ith a name that has become synony-

mous for the Paso Robles AVA, a

focus on handcrafted estate wines

and a family-run business, Robert Hall Winery is about to approach a milestone in their history. “We will be at 100,000 case produc- tion this year,” says Kim Murphy-Rodrigues, Robert Hall’s Marketing Director. The focus, however, has never left the vineyard. “The wine is made in the vineyard,” says Robert Hall winemaker Don Brady. “My job is not to screw it up.” Brady’s fame is for his wine blends and he hit the jackpot, so to speak, with the Robert Hall Rhône power- house called Rhone de Robles. The blend of Paso Robles Rhône varietals has garnered attention all over the media including a write- up in Everyday with Rachel Ray magazine. But that’s not Brady’s only strength. Robert Hall’s Cabernet Sauvignon won a gold medal from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and the Meritage Bordeaux blend won a gold medal from the West Coast Wine Competition and scored a 90 from The Wine News. It’s not all about awards and accolades, though. “Each of our varietals was individually selected in concert with the terroir found on our ranch. We truly believe it all starts in the

vineyard,” says Murphy-Rodrigues. In that way, Brady can concentrate on each individual harvest as if it were a small boutique wine. That’s why, according to Murphy-Rodrigues, “…we also specialize in smaller lots, such as our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and our new releases of Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah which are tasting room exclusives.” Robert Hall, Sr. first fell in love with the winery lifestyle on a family vacation to the Rhône Valley of France in the 1970s. A native of Minnesota, Hall was captivated by pairing wine and food and the process of grape growing and winemaking. When he returned to the states, he ventured off west looking for the perfect terroir where he could grow the great Rhône fruit he experienced in France. Already something of a business giant with experience in construction, horse-breeding, travel agencies and restaurants, among other things, Hall knew that his dedication to quality would be the key to success. “Our goal is to provide an exceptional tasting experience with an ideal price point,” says Murphy-Rodrigues. “We believe our price point is ideal, with consistent quality from vintage to vintage.” If the consumer is any record of it, then Robert Hall’s success is indeed incredible. In more than 45 states and seven countries, Robert Hall Sr. is on the road nearly 200 days a year as a sort of ambassador

for his brand. And the family business is in pretty good hands with grandson Robert Hall the III as Global Brand Manager and is in charge of the sales division for the winery. He spends a lot of time on the road with his grandfather extolling the virtues of these exceptional wines. As a hallmark of their winemaking experi- ence, the Robert Hall Winery has imple- mented sustainable growing practices as well including a deficit water irrigation program that helps conserve California’s most precious resource. Committed to showcasing the Paso Robles AVA in all of its wines, Robert Hall has made an effort to care for and keep fertile the vineyards that it owns and from which it purchases grapes. The Robert Hall Estate vineyards comprise about 285 acres of grapes with reduced yields all over the Paso Robles AVA. Since the vine- yards are not all in the same place, winemaker Don Brady gets to express various micro- climates throughout his choices of blends. “Don has a talent for blending wines,” says Murphy-Rodrigues. Indeed, she says Brady’s talent is the secret to success of their famed Rhone de Robles and their newest blend called Pape de Robles, a blend of traditional grapes found in Chateau Neuf de Pape wines from the Rhône Valley. Since the explosion of wineries in Paso

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Robles has led to more and more tasting rooms, Hall knew he needed his to stand out. Consid- ered a “destination winery,” Robert Hall Sr.’s longtime companion Margaret Burrell, a talented artist with an eye for décor, is respon- sible for the welcoming atmos- phere of the tasting room. Hand- made sconces that adorn the walls and a faux distressed granite wall painting in the wine cavern are all part of her contributions to the tasting room. Along with fellow artist, Steve Kalar, the two also provided the impetus behind the stained concrete floors and painted fountain in the tasting room. Speaking of the cavern, it may be the other secret weapon of the winery. Over 19,000 square feet stretches out underneath the winery itself and houses the barrel room where the wines are kept. Tours are available daily, of course, and the artwork by both Burrell and Kalar create an inviting and warm atmosphere in a place where warmth isn’t really the point. The caverns’ main task is to keep the wine at a consistent temperature just right for fermenting in its premium oak barrels. Robert Hall Winery is located off of Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. For more information, call (805) 239-1616.

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by Michael Cervin

T he words wine and Bakersfield aren’t

usually used in the same sentence

unless it’s a trick question. But Bakers-

field is where winemaker Joey Tensley of Carina Cellars grew up. As the force behind the powerhouse that Carina Cellars has become in a few short years, it’s clear that his rural upbringing in the Central Valley gave him a strong foundation. He first learned about wine at age 12, while playing at a soccer tournament in Bordeaux. He and his young teammates got to tour a winery. Joey was immediately enthralled and knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. “Which pretty much made me the only kid growing up in Bakersfield with that particular dream,” he says off-handedly. Los Olivos, where Carina Cellars is located, has a rural, agricultural charm, but this wine region is nothing like Bakersfield. The interior of the tasting room is loose and warm, with wood wine racks lining the walls, stained concrete floors and two generous wood tasting bars which can house large

and two generous wood tasting bars which can house large parties or, conversely, be intimate enough

parties or, conversely, be intimate enough for just a few people. Local artwork adorns the walls which is rotated every two months and focuses on artists closely connected to the area. “Local people tend to buy local art,” says tasting room manager Carolyn Turner. Her goal is to make certain that when anyone walks into Carina Cellars, they feel welcomed and right at home. The tasting room opened in August of 2004 and has been busy ever since. Part of that success is that winemaker Joey Tensley and owner David Hardee know their audi- ence. The focus is on Syrah and Rhône-style wines. “Syrah is very hip,” Tensley says. “The cool thing about Syrah is that it adapts to

various growing conditions very well.” Tensley currently produces seven iterations of Syrah under his Tensley label, as well as Viog- nier, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah for Carina Cellars. Carina also produces a few Syrah blends like Clairvoyant, which is Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre, and their flagship wine, Iconoclast, a unique blend of Syrah from Santa Barbara and Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa. Carina offers two distinct labels, the Blue Label (artwork by local artist Michael Carpenter) which is oriented toward the stan- dard offerings of Syrah and Viognier. The Black Label is available in the tasting room only and offered for tastings on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and comprises their high-end wines. And if one Carina Cellars tasting room isn’t enough for you, within a few months their second location will open in Paso Robles, focusing on estate wines from vineyards they have planted. Carina Cellars is open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and they are located at 2900 Grand Ave. (next to Paninos) in Los Olivos. The regular tasting menu is $10 which includes six wines and the reserve list is $15.

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by Mike Vihuela

Vihuela’s (vee-way-la) new tasting room is now open at 1307 Park St. Alley in beautiful downtown Paso Robles. Drop by during wine festival weekend and enjoy live music in the Wine Attic courtyard. On Sunday, May 18th Vihuela presents Ben Woods and Arleen Hurtado, a fiery Spanish Flamenco duo that’s sure to stir your soul. Tickets are limited so call now for reservations. In addition to our award- winning wines we now offer a full selection fine culinary items and can create custom gift baskets for any special occasion. When you think about wine and wine culture there are generally two camps. In one corner there are connoisseurs who are considered in-the-know and their like counterparts, wineries that are steeped in legacy and tradition. In the other there are a multitude of people who enjoy wine, but their life doesn’t revolve around it, and winery upstarts, of which many in Paso Robles could be considered. The ironic thing is that these upstarts, or startups, often have a strikingly similar story at their root, a man falls in love with wine

and ends up chucking it all like Gauguin to follow his dreams. In reality these Gauguins straddle both camps. They may not consider themselves connoisseurs but they did envision their life revolving around wine. At the same time, legacy and tradition are not a part of their stock so everything from the labels on the bottle, to the type of wines they make are in

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labels on the bottle, to the type of wines they make are in many ways unbound.

many ways unbound. This in and of itself does not guarantee good or bad wines, but in our opinion it does capture a key high-level difference between old and new world wines. If you think about wine as the expression of a culture it also speaks to differences in ethos. Does this imply that winemakers must embrace a single philos- ophy of winemaking? Surely, there are valuable insights and techniques that can be leveraged from both schools of thought. Vihuela Winery came to fruition on just that principal, born out of a harmonious blend of art and science. We currently focus on

Bordeaux style wines and plan on releasing our inaugural Spanish wine in late 2008. Vihuela Winery is located at 1307 Park St. Alley, in Paso Robles and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays and Mondays are 11 a.m to 4 p.m. For more informa- tion, call (805) 226-2010 or visit the website at www.vihuelawinery.com. Note: Rumor has it that that Mike was raised on a small olive farm off the coast of Spain and at a very early age became enamored with flamenco guitar, practicing for hours on end. “Something about the Spanish guitar stirs the passions much as a spicy Tempranillo or a complex Cabernet Sauvignon.” This romantic notion about wine and song is consis- tent with the name Vihuela as it refers to a Spanish Renaissance guitar. It also explains the style of Mike Vihuela’s wines, which are known for being tall, dark and tasty.

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Pinot and Paella Paired for Youth Arts Benefit

16 Great Chefs and 18 Paso Pinot Noir Producers

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The Templeton Community Park is the stage for the 5th Annual Paso Pinot and Paella Cook-off. The area’s best Chefs compete with unique paella recipes, paired with wine from Paso Robles Pinot Noir producers. All proceeds benefit the Paso Robles Youth Arts Founda- tion. The 5th Annual Pinot and Paella Cook-off will feature delights of the Spanish beat, paella, live music and dance. 16 chefs compete in a friendly competition in several categories judged by local celebrities and attendees in the coveted “Peoples Choice Award.” 20 Pinot Noir producers from Paso Robles complement the Paella competition.

from Paso Robles complement the Paella competition. This year’s festival will include live music by Incendio,
from Paso Robles complement the Paella competition. This year’s festival will include live music by Incendio,

This year’s festival will include live music by Incendio, and a Salsa dance exposition will delight attendees and get them moving on the dance floor! Last years event raised $30,000 for PRYAF, and this year is expected to once again sell out. The Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation makes training in the arts available to all children in the community through drama, music, dance and other creative venues. “The children of our communities are our most important assets and need to be supported,” says the founder of PRYAF, Donna Berg. Tickets are $65 and include a commemorative Riedel glass and plate, and are on sale through www.pinotandpaella.com.

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PREFERRED RESTAURANTS

MAMA’S MEATBALL

by Charles Neave

One pretty reliable way to find out just how good the food at a local restaurant is, is to ask somebody in the restaurant business. Ask a bartender, a waiter, anyone in fact, what they think of Mama’s meatballs in San Luis Obispo and their lips begin to quiver, their eyes roll towards the heavens, they sigh; that is how good Mama’s Meatball is. Set in a small courtyard off of one of the town’s main streets, in

a place called the Old Creamery, Mama’s Meatball is actually divided in two. On the right is the take-out where people line up

to get their orders of meatballs and more. To the left, fronted by a

huge-trunked tree and a water fountain, is the intimate restaurant with it’s mural of the Mediterranean across the back. Meatballs aside, the restaurant, under owner and chef Nicola Allegretta, offers a wide range of authentic Italian dishes, many of them now available in smaller sizes as well, a bow to the economy and his customer’s wishes. Among them are half a dozen soups, a long list of salads (including grilled salmon and a refreshing pear and gorgonzola), some wonderful antipasto choices, both hot and cold paninis (including, of course, one made with meatballs), more pasta dishes than there is space here to share (though the Ravioli di Pollo all Vodka – homemade ravioli filled with chicken and served in a vodka sauce – cannot go unmentioned). There is also a heady selection of meat and fish dishes as well as any number of traditional and specialty pizzas (now available

in two sizes) and some far too-tempting desserts.

Mama’s Meatball is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day except Sunday. They are located in the Old Creamery plaza at 570 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo. They are also known for their very popular catering services, which work with groups (including weddings) of every type and size. Their telephone number is (805) 544-0861 and they are on the Internet at www.MamasMeatball.com. Watch for their new location opening the first week in April at 325 Pier Avenue, in Oceano; (805) 473-2383.

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CAYUCOS

HOPPE’S GARDEN BISTRO & WINE SHOP

The most highly acclaimed restaurant and Wine Shop on the Central Coast. Recognized for Chef Wilhelm Hoppe’s seasonally inspired menu, hand-selected wine list with a beautiful garden and historical setting. Offering a wide range of menu items - from wild game to prime meats and vegetarian/vegan items. 78 N. Ocean Avenue • Wednesday-Sunday 11am-10pm www.hoppesbistro.com • 805.995.1006

meats and vegetarian/vegan items. 78 N. Ocean Avenue • Wednesday-Sunday 11am-10pm www.hoppesbistro.com • 805.995.1006

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MAMA'S MEATBALL Fine Italian Restaurant and Catering Mama's Meatball has specialized in creating seasonal menus

MAMA'S MEATBALL

Fine Italian Restaurant and Catering Mama's Meatball has specialized in creating seasonal menus by using only the finest and freshest ingredients. 570 Higuera St. Suite 130-135 www.mamasmeatball.com

805-544-0861

menus by using only the finest and freshest ingredients. 570 Higuera St. Suite 130-135 www.mamasmeatball.com 805-544-0861
NOVO RESTAURANT NOVO’s international flavors are the leading ingre- dients in an exotic dining experience.

NOVO RESTAURANT

NOVO’s international flavors are the leading ingre- dients in an exotic dining experience. Brazilian, Mediterranean and Asian flavors awaken the senses. In house roasted spices for curries, mixtures and marinades balanced with crisp, seasonal vegetables and savory meats. Explore. 726 Higuera Street • Open Daily from 11am 805-543-3986 • www.novorestaurant.com

CAMBRIA

Mon-Thu: 6am to 8pm • Fri: 6am to 10pm Sat: 7am to 10pm • Sun:

Mon-Thu: 6am to 8pm • Fri: 6am to 10pm Sat: 7am to 10pm • Sun: 8am to 4pm Corner of 12th & Riverside in the Granary Building (805) 237-2722 • www.cafevio.biz

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 a glass of wine and a small plate of delicacies, chill out in our cozy and comfortable living room atmosphere, or relax outside in our patio under an umbrella.

ROBIN'S RESTAURANT

Located in the historic east village of Cambria, in a charming vintage home, Robin’s has been delighting locals & visitors with a fresh eclectic quality menu of international foods and gracious service for 24 years. We also have a beautiful garden for small weddings & special events. Open daily from 11am. Sunday Brunch specials & monthly Prix Fixe dinners. Mother’s Day Brunch. 4095 Burton Dr. • www.robinsrestaurant.com • (805) 927-5007

& monthly Prix Fixe dinners. Mother’s Day Brunch. 4095 Burton Dr. • www.robinsrestaurant.com • (805) 927-5007

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WINE COUNTRY NEWS WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK A NGLIM W INERY by Mark Storer A nglim

ANGLIM WINERY

by Mark Storer

A nglim Winery is proof that the American

Dream is thriving and doing well. Former South Bay business executives

Steve and Steffanie Anglim chucked life in the fast lane to begin life in the SLO lane, San Luis Obispo County, that is. Relocating and buying a home in Paso Robles was just the ticket for the Anglim’s to begin their new life.

Rather than buying a vineyard and farming the grapes, the Anglim’s concentrated on making great wine from the sources already available. “Sourcing gives me enormous flexi- bility,” says Steve Anglim. “I want to work with growers who are as passionate about growing grapes as I am about making wine.” Their wines have been delivering the goods, too, as they say. Award-winning Rhône varietals as well as a few others have put Anglim Winery permanently on the Paso Robles wine map. It is, of course, where they want to be. Steffanie Anglim still speaks about one of her first times in the city. “We happened to be in town the evening of the Tree Lighting,” says Steffanie, referring to the Christmas tree lighting in the same City Park where the Paso Robles Wine Festival is held each year. “I saw the City Park filled with families holding candles and singing carols, and I was hooked.” This year’s Wine Festival creates new

and I was hooked.” This year’s Wine Festival creates new WINE FESTIVAL WEEKEND WEEKEND HOURS: 10

WINE FESTIVAL WEEKEND

WEEKEND HOURS: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.

Friday - Sunday: Taste what’s new at Anglim,

from Rhône blends to Pinot Noir

samples, gourmet cheeses and decadent

chocolate surprises.

Saturday: Join Anglim Winery in the park or at the tasting room.

Sunday: Brunch is served! Come for delicious small bites paired with Anglim wines, as well as complimentary reserve and library tasting; $5/pp; complimentary for Winemaker’s Club.

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opportunities for tasting Anglim wines. “We’re releasing several new blends as well as our second vintage of Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir,” says Steffanie. The new Rhône white blend is called Cameo and it is 50% Marsanne, 25% Roussanne and 25% Viog- nier. “It’s got a lot of nice Asian pear and white peach flavors, but that Marsanne also gives it some nice minerality.” The Anglims have a full weekend planned for Wine Festival this year, including a dinner, tasting in the park, and festivities at the tasting room. “Our family comes to town every year from all over the country to help,” explains Steffanie. “We hope people will come and see us and taste what our family winery is all about.”

Since their first crush in 2002, the Anglims have been seeking out boutique growers in the area to create just the right assortment of varietals. With the 2005 vintage, the fruit harmonized, allowing Anglim to create their first Rhône red blend, called Best Barrel Blend, made up of 45% Mourvedre, 45% Syrah and 10% Grenache. “It’s got a really earthy character,” Steffanie says. “There’s a smokiness to it, too and then that splash of fruit and pepper from the Grenache.” Anglim also produces single-vineyard vari- etals, from the Pinot Noir to new releases of a 100% Viognier from Bien Nacido Vineyard, and their first Cabernet Franc from Paso Del Sol Vineyard in Templeton. “We continue to focus on quality, and on creating wines that are balanced and food-friendly.” Anglim’s tasting room is also a unique feature in the city of Paso Robles. Located at the historic train depot circa 1887, the Anglim’s have taken a place that used to be a destination for travelers and rekindled that excitement, this time with local wines instead of train tickets. “The space has a great feel to it – relaxing and interesting at the same time … plus our youngest daughter loves the train!” says Steve. The Anglim Winery Tasting Room is at 740 Pine Street, downtown Paso Robles. For more information, call (805) 227-6813 or visit the website at www.anglimwinery.com.

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Cinema e Vino – Wine, Food & Film Under the Stars

If the thought of being outside under the stars on a warm summer night and sharing great wine, great food and a great film with someone you love is your idea of a romantic

evening then look no further than Cinema e Vino to be able to provide that perfect atmosphere for just such an evening. Cinema e Vino partners with selected California Central Coast wineries to create romantic evenings for people who enjoy wine tasting, Italian cuisine and watching great movies. The company, founded by Gina DeGirolamo & Melita Toscano, turns scenic wineries into romantic vineyard cinemas. Ticket price is $65 for wine club member, non-wine club are $75 (includes $10 voucher good for wine room purchase that evening). Advance ticket purchase is required due to limited seating per event. Cinema E Vino is also available for corporate and private functions, as well as fundraisers. For more information, call (805) 238-0095 or visit www.Cinemaevino.com.

Friday, May 16th Villicana Winery

FRENCH KISS

Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline

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

Fine Food

1307 Park St. Alley, Downtown Paso Robles

www.vihuelawinery.com

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P Pairs erfect by Len Napolitano Pairing Wine & Cheese at Sylvester Winery During the
P Pairs erfect by Len Napolitano Pairing Wine & Cheese at Sylvester Winery During the
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P Pairs erfect by Len Napolitano Pairing Wine & Cheese at Sylvester Winery During the 1970s

Pairing Wine & Cheese at Sylvester Winery

During the 1970s the most popular late night destination for couples was the quaint wine and cheese establishments. It was romantic, candlelit and served up your choice of wine, as long as it was one of the four top selling brands of the decade: a Rosé by Lancers or Mateus, a sweet Riesling by Blue Nun or Gallo Hearty Burgundy red wine. As for cheese choices, it was largely brie or cheddar. Although the idea of pairing wine with cheese was on the right track, perhaps the timing was premature. In the 1970s the American wine drinker was not as sophisticated as he or she is now, not to mention lacking choices of quality California wines. But wine and cheeses have been paired together through the ages and today the magic of this marriage is renewed at Sylvester Vineyards & Winery. The friendly Sylvester tasting room staff offers a vast assortment of cheeses from all over the world with the help of their sister company, Peacock Cheese. Pairings of gourmet cheese with reserve wines are offered daily. For the cheese enthusiast or beginners a Cheese Society membership is available, with wine and cheeses sent to club members

throughout the year. Like any wine and food pairing, wine and cheese pairing respects personal preferences over strict rules, however there are a few simple guidelines that improve your odds of experiencing an exciting wine and cheese marriage on the palate. Soft-ripened cheeses, such as brie or camembert pair best with white wines or sparkling wines. A strong blue cheese is a perfect answer to a nice sweet port. Another simple rule of thumb is to choose a cheese from the same region as the wine, for example, combining French wines with French cheeses. Experimentation is the best advice when seeking perfect pairs. Some- times the best combination is when opposites attract, and in other cases, a similarity shared by the wine and cheese come together nicely. At the spacious and charming Sylvester Winery tasting room in Paso Robles, you can relive the romance and memories of the wine and cheese days gone by – only this time with a reliable choice of some of the best wines Paso Robles has to offer and with cheeses specifically paired to their wines. Here are a few suggestions: 2007 Kiara Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is fabulous paired

with Humboldt Fog, ® a soft-ripened goat’s milk cheese from Northern California with a ribbon of vegetable ash. Its luscious creamy texture and tangy flavor is the perfect match for this bright fruit-forward wine. 2005 NIKIARA, a Meritage blend, pairs with Mimolette. This 1-1⁄2-year aged cow’s milk cheese is from the Normandy region of France. This beautiful tangerine colored cheese is sure to add beautiful color to any cheese plate. It has a subtle fruity aroma and a slightly nutty taste. When paired with the Meritage (a US-made, Bordeaux-style blended wine that usually is dominated by cabernet sauvignon) this cheese brings out a beautiful flavor of bright Bing cherry. 2004 Le Vigne di San Domenico Cabernet Franc is a great match for Campo de Montalban. This semi-firm Spanish cheese is a blend of cow, sheep, and goat’s milk. The supple, creamy texture brings out a spicy earthiness in this velvety Cabernet Franc. Visit Sylvester Winery at 5115 Buena Vista Avenue in Paso Robles, daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-891-6055 or visit the website at www.sylvesterwinery.com.

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Kiwanis Presents A Murder Mystery Dinner

The Kiwanis Club of Paso Robles has added a fun evening for the wine connoisseurs planning to attend the 26th Annual Wine Festival in Paso Robles. This wine festival exclusive will be performed one night only, Friday evening, May 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with dining on the terrace at River Oaks Golf Course. “Murder Among The Vines” … where Merle Lowbrow is a villain! Grey “Spade” Scott, Angel Ironside, Devon Shire, Bartley Pearson, Lady Gwendolyn Noir (granddaughter of the famed Pinot), Cole Stone, Valentine Heartly and Lavender Rose are determined to stop him. They’ll go to any extreme. One will commit a murder. But who? Complimentary wine pairs well with the evenings courses as the sommelier pours a glass of B&E Vineyards 2006 Rosé to sip as you enjoy the fine hors d’oeuvres prepared by Hospitality Catering. River Oaks Hot Springs is located at 700 Clubhouse Drive in Paso Robles. Limited seating is available. Tickets are available by calling 1-800-828-3006 or by contacting the Kiwanis Club through their website at www.pasokiwanis.org.

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COMPLIMENTARY TASTING

PICNIC DECK BOCCE BALL COURT

WEEK COMPLIMENTARY TASTING PICNIC DECK BOCCE BALL COURT by Marcy DeGarimore According to American Gold Medal

by Marcy DeGarimore

According to American Gold Medal Wines, Eberle Winery is a top-ten gold-medal award- winning winery in the United States. That’s just one of a long list of accolades to grace this Paso Robles institution, which was founded by Gary Eberle in 1979. Now considered by many as a pioneer of Paso Robles – the fastest growing wine region in the state – Eberle lives and breathes to promote Paso Robles and the wines that come from this land.

‘One of the Best Tours on the Central Coast!’

– WINE SPECTATOR

“When I first came here in 1973 with my professors from UC Davis,” he says, “I was told that Paso Robles would be the next great wine region in California. Now, people ask if I’m surprised to see the boom in wine- making in the area. The truth is, I thought it would happen a long time ago. But I’m happy that winemakers today are proving

my professors right.” And while Eberle believes that consistent quality in winemaking is important, he feels his biggest job is to promote Paso Robles on a national and international basis. Only now, 35 years after first arriving to the area, does he feel the region is truly becoming recognized for its outstanding capacity for great grapes. “You know, people ask me all the time when I’m going to retire,” he jokes. “How can I retire when I haven’t worked a day in my life? This is what I love to do. It’s the only thing I’ve ever done. And I can tell you, I’m living my dream.” Gary has also helped several other local winemakers live their dreams by working under his tutelage at Eberle Winery. Toby Shumrick (Tobin James Winery), Mat Garretson (Garretson Wines), Robert Nadeau (Nadeau Family Vintners), Tom Meyers (Castoro Cellars), Dan Panico (Dover Canyon), Chuck Mulligan (Harmony Cellars) and Bill Sheffer (Halter Ranch) all made their first wines at Eberle Winery. In fact, many in the industry call the winery “Eberle University” for Gary’s hands-on

approach to apprenticeship. With Winemaker Ben Mayo now at the helm of Eberle operations, the winery is currently earning more accolades than ever … and Gary is happy to serve as “quality control.” (He turned over the winemaking reins at his 30,000 case/year winery in 1997.)

Voted Best Wine Cellar

– 2007 & 2008

NEW TIMES READERS POLL

When it comes to Eberle wines, you’ll find them all aged in oak barrels in 17,000 square feet of underground caves – the first caves constructed in Paso Robles. It’s a definite “must see” on your wine tasting adventures. Visit the winery and you’re sure to find a few things at Eberle: a friendly, knowledge- able staff, complimentary wine tasting and cave tours, two Standard poodles (Cabernet and Roussanne) to greet you, and Gary either behind the bar or, if you’re lucky, at the barbecue cooking-up some free tri-tip, sausage and ribs.

TOUR 17,000SF UNDERGROUND CAVES

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The German name “Eberle” translates to “small boar.” At Eberle Winery, a bronze boar greets
The German name
“Eberle” translates
to “small boar.”
At Eberle Winery, a
bronze boar greets
every guest who
visits the Tasting
Room. Each year,
coins collected at
the boar fountain
are donated to local
children’s charities.

Voted Best Tasting Room three years in a row by readers of the Fresno Bee.

For Eberle, it just goes to show that a dream can be a powerful thing. And after more than 30 years, his dream has always remained the same – to produce some of the best wine California has to offer … and have a great time doing it! Eberle Winery is located at 3810 Highway 46 East, just 3.5 miles east of Highway 101 in Paso Robles. The tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until 5 p.m. during winter months. For more information, call (805) 238-9607 or visit www.EberleWinery.com.

Annual Cruises on WindStar and Silversea

Join us February 21-28, 2009 as we sail aboard the WindStar cruise line round trip from Costa Rica! Contact Marcy DeGarimore for cabin rates and information:

805-238-9607 or marcy@eberlewinery.com. Or, call Aimee Presto at Rich Worldwide Travel:

1-800-431-1130 ext. 145. Email apresto@richtravel.com.

Eberle also joins the luxurious Silversea cruise line for a Baltic cruise round trip from Stockholm, June 25-July 4, 2009. For information, contact Lee Mackey, Worldview Travel, 1-800-627-8726 or email lee@worldviewtravel.com. Or, contact Marcy DeGarimore at (805) 238-9607 or marcy@eberlewinery.com

Mark Your Calendars for the following Guest Chefs at Eberle Winery:

• Saturday, June 21, 2008 “Locals Only” featuring Chef Chris Kobayashi, Artisan, Paso Robles

• Friday, July 11, 2008 Eberle Welcomes one of Bravo’s “America’s Top Chefs” Tre Wilcox

• Saturday, September 6, 2008 Winemaker Dinner in the Caves with Doug Levy, Tucson, AZ

• Friday, October 17, 2008 Eberle Hosts Chef Craig von Foerster, Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

• Saturday, November 1, 2008 Acclaimed Chef Michel Richard Returns to Eberle Winery

• Saturday, December 2nd Black Tie Holiday Dinner featuring Holly Peterson, Napa Valley

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Orchid Hill Tasting Room Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Orchid Hill Tasting Room celebrated its one year anniversary on April 22nd, in conjunction with Paso Robles Industry Night. The anniversary celebration included live music, hors d’oeuvres and featured the following Orchid Hill Vineyard wines; 2005 Zinfandel, 2005 Sangiovese, 2005 Pinot Noir, 2006 Viognier, 2006 Muscat Canelli and their 2005 Syrah which is a brand new release. Orchid Hill Vineyards was founded by Mike and Estrella Schenkuizen in 1999, and is located in Paso Robles, on California’s Central Coast. On the west side of this region, are the hills and valleys of what’s called, “The Templeton Gap,” a genuine place that grows some of the world’s finest wine grapes, and is home to Orchid Hill Vineyard. The tasting room is located in the Paso Robles square and is one of the many wine enthusiast tasting spots. “My wife and I thought that the square would be the perfect loca- tion to showcase our exceptional selection of wines, art and hand- crafted jewelry. The tasting room affords us the opportunity to partic- ipate in local industry and community events, and allows us to open our doors and invite all visitors and locals to enjoy the Orchid Hill Vineyard experience”, said Owner Mike Schenkhuizen. “We are thrilled to be celebrating our one year anniversary, and feel very fortu- nate to have had such support and involvement from the local community and the City of Paso Robles.”

Estrella and Mike
Estrella and Mike

About Orchid Hill Vineyard

Orchid Hill Vineyard specializes in hand-crafted, small-production, non-conforming varietals from its estate vineyard located at 2110 Township Road in the Templeton Gap area of the Westside of Paso Robles. Orchid Hill Tasting Room also offers wine and cheese pairings, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry and showcases the work of world renowned artist Jean-Pierre De Rothschild. Tasting Room hours of operation are from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday. Events, new releases and all other information is available at www.orchidhillwine.com.

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Arroyo Robles

Arroyo Robles
Family owned and operated, it is our goal to enhance your wine tasting experience and

Family owned and operated, it is our goal to enhance your wine tasting experience and show you the true beauty of Paso Robles wines.

Tasting bar

features gifts,

wine accessories

and

picnic supplies.

bar features gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies. Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso
bar features gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies. Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso
bar features gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies. Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso
bar features gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies. Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso
bar features gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies. Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso
Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso Robles 877-759-WINE | www.arroyorobles.com

Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso Robles 877-759-WINE | www.arroyorobles.com

Bear Cave Cellars Hand-crafted Paso Robles red wines. Come on by when you see the
Bear Cave Cellars
Hand-crafted
Paso Robles
red wines.
Come on by
when you see
the Bear Flag fly
or give us a call
and we will open.
1227 Park Street
Suite B
Paso Robles
805-238-4329
D’Anbino Owned by a family of professional musicians, you will always be entertained in our
D’Anbino
Owned by a family
of professional
musicians, you
will always be
entertained in our
lively tasting room.
Experience our
award-winning
wines and music
memorabilia.
710 Pine Street, Paso Robles
805-227-6800
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11-6

Downtown Paso Robles is home to more than 10 premiumtasting rooms, all within walking distance of one another. Each of these boutique wineries offers a unique experience with individual flavor. Together they make for an unforgettable Wine Country destination

Edward Sellers

Edward Sellers is a boutique winery specializing in small lots of handmade American Rhône-style wines from Paso Robles. Our awarding winning wines reveal an elegant structure and an intense fruit concentration distinctive of their progressive Central Coast origins.

reveal an elegant structure and an intense fruit concentration distinctive of their progressive Central Coast origins.

Come in and enjoy a taste. 1220 Park Street, Paso Robles in the newly completed “Clock Tower Building” 805-239-8915 | www.edwardsellers.com Thursday-Monday, Noon-7

Orchid Hill

Fine premium estate wines are paired with cheese to complement your tasting experience on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and by appointment.

estate wines are paired with cheese to complement your tasting experience on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and

We also feature art work by world-renowned artist Jean-Pierre de Rothschild.

1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles

805-237-7525

Daily 11:30-7 or by appointment

Pianetta Winery

Pianetta Winery creates limited releases of premium red varietals and blends using our own Estate Vineyards in

red varietals and blends using our own Estate Vineyards in Indian Valley. From growing to winemaking

Indian Valley. From growing to winemaking our techniques focus on balance and intense flavor. Join us at the Historic Granger’s Union Building.

829 13th Street, Paso Robles

805-226-4005 | www.pianettawinery.com Sunday, Monday, Thursday: 12pm-6pm Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm

Vihuela

Vihuela (vee-way-la) is a boutique winery with a passion for old-world Spanish guitar and a taste for new world, artisan wine.

Each wine is crafted to express an elegant balance of art and science that we’d love to share with you!

of art and science that we’d love to share with you! 1307 Park St, Paso Robles

1307 Park St, Paso Robles (behind Keller Williams)

805-835-4304

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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 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. 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!

STILL WATERS VINEYARDS Taste handcrafted estate wines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sarah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

STILL WATERS VINEYARDS

Taste handcrafted estate wines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sarah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular views from our olive grove overlooking the vineyard.

Thursday-Monday 11-5pm 2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles 805-237-9231 | www.stillwatersvineyards.com

Fine Wine… Friendl y P eo ple Open Daily 11-5 4295 Union Road 805-237-8884 www.riosecowine.com
Fine Wine…
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B & E VINEYARDS

B & E VINEYARDS Our vineyard has been in since the late ’80s. B & E

Our vineyard has been in since the late ’80s. B & E Vineyard is a small family owned winery.

We invite you come and taste our wines in the B & E Saloon that overlooks the vineyard.

Daily 11am-5pm 10000 Creston Road, Paso Robles

805-238-4815

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FALCON NEST VINEYARD & WINERY

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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Cass Wines: An Orchestration of Elegance

by Mark Storer

S teve Cass is something of an orchestra leader. Taking disparate parts of a

greater whole and meshing them together, he has created a unique winery in the heart of the Paso Robles region. Cass Wines is the brainchild of the man who spent 20 years with the Charles Schwab Company. “I was a wine drinker, not an aficionado. I was looking for the next thing to do,” he says with a wry sense of humor. The next thing to do turned out a little bigger than he expected. Retiring from Schwab in the Bay Area on his 20th anniversary with the company, Cass moved with his wife and two grown children here to Paso Robles in search of the next phase. Learning quickly that he was in Wine Country and being a wine drinker, he began preparing for the next career and purchased 150 acres of vineyard land eight miles east of the city of Paso Robles. “There were no other wineries back here at the time,” he says. “It was just us back then.” Back then was 1999 and Cass was the first to put together his winery in an area that now boasts around 16 such wineries. All of them have banded together to form the Back Roads Alliance of Paso Robles Wineries. Their first event was held on April 26th at The Loading Chute restaurant in Creston, not far from the wineries. “We had about 210 people there and it was all word of mouth from the wineries. There was no advertising – just selling tickets from the tasting rooms,” says Cass. But Cass’s tasting room is something very special indeed. “We figured there was no reason for people to come back here when we first started. We were the only ones here.” So Cass built not just a winery and tasting room, but a full kitchen with patio dining creating a Wine Country lunch bistro complete with a Culinary Institute of the Arts trained chef named Brandon McPartlin. “We hired him right off the plane from Florida,” says Cass. Actually, McPartlin, 28, had recently married and come to California to work as a Sous Chef for a catering company that Cass was using. “I hired him to be our Execu- tive Chef and we put him right to work.” With a light and fresh lunch menu featuring such delectables as pulled pork Cuban sandwiches, Truffle Pizza and the best seller, McPartlin’s Crab Cakes, Cass Winery was able to not only show off his boutique Rhône varietals and blends, but pair them with high end foods. Cass Winery immediately became a destination spot in Paso Robles. “We focus on Rhônes and Rhône blends,” says Cass. “But I have 80 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon as well and we make a beautiful Cab.”

Cabernet Sauvignon as well and we make a beautiful Cab.” The Cass wines that have gained

The Cass wines that have gained such notoriety are indeed the Rhônes, however, such as single varietals of Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Rousanne and Marsanne. Cass’s winemaker is not a local either. “I was in South Africa with my partner from the vineyard, here, Ted Plemons. We spent an entire day at Fairview Winery there,” he says. “We reasoned we could make great Rhône varietals

using the techniques that the South Africans were using.” So, Cass got home and fired off an email to the University of Stellenbosh in South Africa and out of eight inter- views, Lood Kotze, a 28-year-old winemaker from South Africa, was offered the job as assistant winemaker. “We had a consultant in Dan Kleck of Silverstone Wines, but he came to the winery at one point and told us he was firing himself. Lood was doing a great job and we didn’t need him anymore,” says Cass. “He still comes around though and gets to enjoy the wines like everyone else. Kotze is now the winemaker at Cass. With both his son, Bryan, and daughter, Kristin, helping out with the new family business, Cass has also hired ten other 20-somethings and is giving them their first taste in the wine industry. The result, of course, is great wine in a pastoral atmosphere with food prepared just for the wines themselves. Now that truly is an orchestration, the likes of which makes Carnegie Hall look like the local theater.

CASS VINEYARDS Visit us at our café style tasting room and sample your favorite Rhône

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

CHATEAU MARGENE A micro winery specializing in the production of small lots of luxury, handcrafted

CHATEAU MARGENE

A micro winery specializing in the production of small lots of luxury, handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Margene produces 3,000 cases per year and focuses on viticulture and winemaking practices that offer maximum expression of the Paso Robles terrior. Come enjoy the wines and picnic on the deck or under the oaks.

Open Saturday-Sunday Noon-5pm By advanced appointment on Fridays 4385 La Panza Road, Creston, CA 805-238-2321 | www.chateaumargene.com

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Winemakers ‘Grill-Off’ to Benefit Mental Health Assoc.

Gather under the oaks on the historic Filipponi Ranch with winemakers as they compete in a grill-off and offer samples of their dish along with their wines, June 7 from noon to 4 p.m. You will be able to choose your favorite among them at the 2008 SLO Grill & Wine Affair. Partici- pating wineries include: Per Bacco Cellars, Baileyana, Ortman Family Vineyards, Sextant Wines, Wood Winery and Pozo Valley; Talley will offer wine tasting only. There will be live music and local vendors offering samples of their delicious food product including bread, olive oil and chocolate. Artist Marilyn Dover-Benson will also feature her beautiful local paintings. All proceeds benefit Transitions Mental Health Association, a local non- profit. Only 400 tickets are available so purchase now! You can purchase at www.perbaccocellars.com or by visiting Tran- sitions website at www.t-mha.org/SLOWineGrill.htm. Tickets are $30 per person. Support local mental health programs and have fun while you’e at it!

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Costa de Oro – So Much More Than Just Great Wines

Forty acres of strawberry fields, not vineyards, are what visitors see through the picture window of the Costa de Oro Winery’s tasting room. That’s no coincidence. The tasting room is part of the Gold Coast Marketplace, where an array of fresh produce and gourmet foods are available along with Costa de Oro’s award-winning wines. There’s even a drive-through window for purchasing strawberries. Gold Coast Marketplace is an attractive shop with exposed wooden beams and earth tones exuding warmth. A stone fruit’s throw from Highway 101 in Santa Maria, its easy accessibility attracts both trav- elers just passing through and wine enthusiasts launching a day of tasting along the Foxen Canyon wine trail. Gold Coast boasts fresh, locally grown produce and flowers typi- cally only available at farmers’ markets. Artichokes from Lompoc, avocados from Santa Maria, roses from Nipomo. Just outside the market is the “produce patio,” where shoppers can

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Live Music, Art & Martinis Thursdays at the Museum

Nights returns to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) on the third Thursday of the month, May through September 2008. Nights offers guests the opportunity to enjoy SBMA’s extraordinary art collec- tion while socializing, sipping martinis, enjoying live music, tasting

socializing, sipping martinis, enjoying live music, tasting local food and wine, and experimenting with interactive art

local food and wine, and experimenting with interactive art stations inspired by the permanent collection and special exhibitions. The fifth season of Nights offers “culture with a twist” that rede- fines what it means to engage with art. New this year, Luxe Tickets are available for individual events, giving guests full Luxe Pass bene- fits including access to dedicated bar lines, throughout the event, a private entrance line to all five Nights events and a VIP lounge featuring hors d’oeuvres, exclusive bar and wine tasting, and an art activity. Only a limited number of Luxe Passes and Luxe Tickets are available. The Nights mARTini Card allows guests access to dedicated bar lines and is available exclusively to Luxe Pass and ticket holders. Each mARTini Card is good for ten drinks over the course of the 2008 Nights season representing a 30% discount compared to the cost of individual drink tickets purchased at the event. Nights’ creation in 2004 by Kristy Thomas, Manager of Docent and Community Programs, and Patsy Hicks, Assistant Director of Educa-

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tion, was met with overwhelming local response. Nearly 17,000 guests, of all ages have attended the popular events since their incep- tion. This season promises to be the most engaging and stimulating yet – with surprising twists on artistic themes that blend live music, performance, interactive installations and outrageous art activities.

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Pre-sale Nights tickets, Luxe Passes, Luxe Tickets, and mARTini Cards are now on sale. Prices are $300 for SBMA members and $360 for non-members, which includes a one-year SBMA general member- ship. Individual tickets for Nights are $20 for SBMA members, $35 for non-members. Individual Luxe Tickets for each event are $60. The mARTini Cards are $70 each. Purchase advance tickets, Luxe Passes, Luxe Tickets, mARTini Cards and SBMA memberships online at www.sbma.net/nights or at the museum admissions desks. For addi- tional event information, call (805) 8846414. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is located at 1130 State Street.

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