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Michael Cervin, Leah Kolt, Len Napolitano, Charles Neave, Mark Storer, Janis Switzer

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

July 2: TBA

July 9: Domaine Alfred

July 16: Niner Winer Estates

July 23: Sextant Winery

July 30: Derby Winery Estates

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

ONGOING IN JUNE Art Exhibits at Castoro Cellars Featuring the Paso Robles Art Association 10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton www.castorocellars.com

ONGOING IN JUNE Vina Robles Ballroom Dance Classes:

Swing & Fox Trot 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, www.vinarobles.com Paso Robles, Vina Robles Hospitality Center

JUNE 27 Vina Robles Winery Summer Concert Series 2008 Featuring the Usonia Jazz Band 805-369-0140, www.vinarobles.com, Paso Robles

JUNE 27 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, $25 pp/$20 Club 805-239-1616 x24, Paso Robles www.roberthallwinery.com

JUNE 27 Friday Fun Night at Rio Seco Featuring music by ZZAH 6-9pm, Pre-sale tickets $8, $12 at the door www.riosecowine.com, Paso Robles

JUNE 28 Downtown Trading Day Antiques & garage sale bargains 9am-3pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robles www.pasoroblesdowntown.com

JUNE 28 Kids Flea Market Great big flea market! 9am-3pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robles www.pasoroblesdowntown.com

JUNE 28 Texas Hold’em at Rio Seco 6-9pm, RSVP, 805-237-8884, Paso Robles www.riosecowine.com, Paso Robles

JUNE 29 Summer Library & Reserve Wine Tasting Series at Adelaida Cellars HMR Estate Pinot Noirs. 11am, Limited to 18 guests RSVP, 805-239-8980 x14 $25, Free to wine club members, Paso Robles rjaques@adelaida.com, www.adelaida.com

ONGOING IN JULY

Art Exhibits at Castoro Cellars

Featuring Jack Johnson

10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton www.castorocellars.com

ONGOING IN JULY Vina Robles Ballroom Dance Classes:

Rumba & Waltz 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, www.vinarobles.com Vina Robles Hospitality Center, Paso Robles

JULY 4 Friday Fun Night at Rio Seco Featuring music by Sideroads 6-9pm, Pre-sale tickets $8, $12 at the door 805-237-8884, Paso Robles, www.riosecowine.com

JULY 4 Independence Day BBQ at Robert Hall Great family fun for all ages. Paso Robles 6-10pm, $30/$25 Cavern Club, $15 Children RSVP, www.roberthallwinery.com

JULY 4 Fourth of July Celebration at Firestone Vineyard Enjoy delicious BBQ from JD Boones Smoke- house while listening to live music & sipping fine wines. Bring blankets/chairs for the fireworks! 6-10pm, $45, 805-591-8050, Paso Robles www.firestonewine.com

JULY 5 Summer Birthday Bash – Sunset Cruise of Morro Bay with Midlife Crisis Enjoy the sunset on the Papagallo II while sipping Midlife Crisis wines paired with five inspired recipes. 805-237-8730, RSVP info@midlifecrisiswinery.com

JULY 7 Bottling Party at Rio Seco All help appreciated! Call winery for details. 805-237-8884, Paso Robles www.riosecowine.com

JULY 11-12, AUGUST 15-16, SEPTEMBER 19-20 Chumeia Vineyards Ice Cream Social Complimentary wine ice cream sample will be offered with award winning wines. 11am-5pm, 888-343-3445, Chumeia www.chumeiavineyards.com

JULY 11, 18, 25 Twilight Concerts in the Park Refreshments & hors d’oeuvres 5:30-7:30pm, 805-238-4103 City Park Bandstand, Paso Robles

JULY 11 Friday Fun Night #4 at Rio Seco Featuring music by Impromptu 6-9pm, Pre-sale tickets $8, $12 at the door 805-237-8884, Paso Robles www.riosecowine.com

JULY 11 46 West Wineries – Friday Night Wine & Cheese at Doce Robles

A fine wine & delicious cheese event

6-8pm, $15, 805-227-4766, Paso Robles

www.paso46westwineries.com

JULY 11 Eberle Hosts Tre Wilcox of America’s Top Chefs Enjoy a delicious menu from renowned chef 6:30pm, 805-238-9607, Paso Robles www.eberlewinery.com

JULY 12 Pappagallo Cruise with Robert Hall Winery Enjoy a 3 hour cruise on Mooro Bay on board the 72ft. luxury yacht while experiencing superb cuisine specially paired with Robert Hall wines. 1-4pm, $100 pp / $90 Cavern Club 805-239-1616 x24, Paso Robles events@roberthallwinery.com www.roberthallwinery.com

JULY 12 Festival Mosaic’s Fringe Series at Castoro Cellars Classically trained musicians become unhinged

playing alternative music featuring the music

of Montana Skies. 7:30pm, Paso Robles

877-881-8889, 805-781-3008

www.mozartfestival.com

JULY 13 Lazy Local Concert at Castoro Cellars Featuring-Up music by In The Air 1-4pm, Free, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles www.castorocellars.com

JULY 13 Summer Library & Reserve Wine Tasting Series at Adelaida Cellars HMR Estate Pinot Noirs. 11am, RSVP, 805-239-8980 $25, Free to wine club members, Paso Robles rjaques@adelaida.com, www.adelaida.com

JULY 18 Friday Fun Night at Rio Seco Featuring music by Mo Diggs 6-9pm, Pre-sale tickets $8, $12 at the door 805-237-8884, Paso Robles www.riosecowine.com

JULY 19 EOS 11th Annual Blending Seminar Featuring delicious luncheon & seminar 11:30am-2:30pm, $50, 805-239-2562 www.eosvintage.com

JULY 19 Lakeside Summer Concert at Bianchi Featuring classic rock by Rail 6-9pm, 805-226-9922, Paso Robles www.bianchiwine.com

JULY 19 Bordeaux Blending Party at Opolo Become a winemaker for a day! 3pm, Paso Robles RSVP, 805-238-9593, www.opolo.com

JULY 19 Outdoor Concert at Castoro Cellars Featuring the music of Baka Beyond An eclectic band with a world fusion sound. 7pm, $22, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles www.castorocellars.com

JULY 25 Vina Robles Winery Summer Concert Series 2008 Featuring the D. Voss Jazz Trio 805-369-0140, www.vinarobles.com, Paso Robles

JULY 26 Joe Craven at Stacked Stone Cellars $15, 8pm, 805-238-7872, Paso Robles

www.stackedstone.com

JULY 26 Al Fresco Winemaker Dinner at Castoro Cellars A spectacular evening of fine wines, food & music 6:30pm, $85, $75 wine club members 888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com

JULY 27 Summer Library & Reserve Wine Tasting Series at Adelaida Cellars Viking Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. 11am, Limited to 18 guests RSVP, 805-239-8980 $25, Free to wine club members, Paso Robles rjaques@adelaida.com, www.adelaida.com

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

ONGOING IN AUGUST Vina Robles Ballroom Dance Classes:

Cha-Cha & Tango 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, www.vinarobles.com Vina Robles Hospitality Center, Paso Robles

AUGUST 2 Eberle Winemaker Dinner in the Caves Featuring Bern’s Steak House of Tampa, Fla 6:30pm, 805-238-9607, Paso Robles www.eberlewinery.com

AUGUST 2 Outdoor Concert at Castoro Cellars Featuring the music of Blue Latitude, Nataly Lola, Martin Paris & Leigh Wyckoff 7pm, $22, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles www.castorocellars.com

AUGUST 8 Friday Fun Night at Rio Seco Featuring music by Dac and Friends 6-9pm, Pre-sale tickets $8, $12 at the door 805-237-8884, Paso Robles www.riosecowine.com

AUGUST 9 Rotary Winemakers’ Invitational Cookoff Taste the tempting fare grilled for your dining pleasure and enjoy the wines the chefs have selected to pair with their culinary creations. 6-9pm, $75, 805-226-5674, Paso Robles info@winemakerscookoff.com River Oaks Hot Springs & Spa

AUGUST 10 Lazy Local Concert at Castoro Cellars Old time music featuring New 5 Cent 1-4pm, Free, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles www.castorocellars.com

AUGUST 10 Summer Library & Reserve Wine Tasting Series at Adelaida Cellars Viking Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. 11am, Limited to 18 guests RSVP, 805-239-8980 $25, Free to wine club members, Paso Robles rjaques@adelaida.com, www.adelaida.com

AUGUST 15 Friday Fun Night at Rio Seco Featuring music by Funk 30 6-9pm, Pre-sale tickets $8, $12 at the door 805-237-8884, Paso Robles www.riosecowine.com

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AUGUST 16 Lakeside Summer Concert at Bianchi Featuring the music of ZZAH 6-9pm, 805-226-9922, Paso Robles $5, Free to Lakeside members & one guest

CAYUCOS AND MORRO BAY

ONGOING FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves Art, crafts, children’s activities, music & more 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 & FarmersMarket in Morro Bay Fresh seasonal fruit, crafts & musicians 3-6pm, 800-231-0592, Morro Bay

JULY 4 Independence Day Celebration Featuring sand sculpture contest, parade, BBQ, fireworks & more! 805-995-1200 Downtown Cayucos near the Pier. For details visit www.cayucoschamber.com

JULY 4 Fourth of July Celebration Family fun & spectacular fireworks display. 11am-dusk, Tidelands Park, Morro Bay 805-772-4467, www.morrobay.org

SAN LUIS OBISPO

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

July 5: Wanda Sykes

July 11-13: The Wizard of Oz

July 18-20: The Wizard of Oz

July 19: Festival Mosaic Orchestra:

Scandal to Success

July 24-26: Deyo Dances

July 27: Festival Mosaic Orchestra:

Grand Finale

July 27: Dance is Art

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

ONGOING Hearst Castle Tours Experience grand 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 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 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 Pirates of the Caribbean with a delicious dinner, wine and laughter. 5pm, 805-489-3875, Spyglass Restaurant Shell Beach, www.murderinmind.com

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

JUNE 29

25th Anniversary Open House

at Claiborne & Churchill

Fine wine & delicious food and more! This is a club member event, San Luis Obispo

www.claibornechurchill.com

JULY 11 – JULY 27

Festival Mozaic - Mozart Festival

World class musicians perform classical &

fringe classical music in missions, wineries &

performance halls around SLO County. Check

website for details. www.mozartfestival.com

JULY 12-13 Lavendar Festival at Green Acres Lavender Farm Celebrate everything Lavender 10am-6pm, 805-466-0837, Atascadero www.greeenacreslavendarfarm.com

JULY 19-20 San Luis Obispo Renaissance Festival Be transported back over 400 years! Over 1000 craftsmen, actors, musicians, jugglers, lords and ladies, 3 stages of entertainment, games for all ages & more! San Luis Obispo Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 10am-5pm, El Chorro Park $12, 800-688-1477, www.hisrev.org/slo-faire

AUGUST 2 Summer Sunset Wine Club Barbecue at Claiborne & Churchill A gourmet lawn party for wine club members 805-544-4066, San Luis Obispo For more info visit www.claibornechurchill.com

AVILA BEACH

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

ONGOING THROUGH JULY 31 Artwork by Herbert Evans Macdonald at Morovino Winery The work of this nationally acclaimed & award winning artist is on display at the winery. 12-5pm, 805-627-1443, Avila Beach

JUNE 29 Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series at Salisbury Vineyards Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music while enjoying the perfect Avila climate 1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, Avila Beach www.salisburyvineyards.com

JULY 3 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, 805-595-WINE Avila Beach, www.salisburyvineyards.com

JULY 10-13 Salisbury Vineyard's Central Coast Wine Classic Winemaker Dinner Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Schoolhouse

with Chef Ralph Fabula. Trolley from Dolphin Bay Hotel & Residences to the Schoolhouse in Avila Valley. 805-544-1285, archie@slonet.org www.centralcoastwineclassic.org

JULY 10-13 Central Coast Wine Country Classic Experience the beauty & diversity of the Central Coast with winemaker dinners, auctions, wine tastings, delicious pairings & more! 805-544-1285 www.centralcoastwineclassic.org, Various locations in Avila & the San Luis Obipso Area

JULY 13 Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series at Salisbury Vineyards Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music while enjoying the perfect Avila climate 1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, Avila Beach www.salisburyvineyards.com

JULY 19 Central Coast Century Ride & Festival Fundraiser Experience magnificent vistas of the Central Coast Wine Country while participating in this fundraiser to defeat ALS. Individual riders $85 100k, 25k fun ride & Wine Country tour ride. Afterward enjoy music, BBQ & fine wine too. 707-294-9822, Avila Beach, www.awebba.alsa.org

AUGUST 7 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

$20 Club Avila/ $25, 805-595-WINE

ARROYO GRANDE

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

August 15: “What’d I Say” The Ray Charles Story

ONGOING Village Summer Concert Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs & blankets and enjoy a variety of music. 1-3pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande Bandstand on the Village Green

July 4th (Friday): The Village Band

July 13: Still Evolving & The House Red Band

July 27: Boomerang and the Mudskippers

JULY 26 Arroyo Grande Valley Car “Sho” More than 300 classic & custom cars 10am-5pm, 805-489-2636, Arroyo Grande www.arroyograndevillage.org

JULY 26 Mano Tinta Release Party at Talley Vineyards Enjoy wine tasting, music, Mexican-style snacks, and take home a commemorative Mano Tinta wine glass. Proceeds from the event and sale of the 2006 Mano Tinta red wine blend will benefit The Fund for Vineyard and Farm. 12-3pm, $15, 805-489-0446, Arroyo Grande www.talleyvineyards.com

OCEANO

ONGOING The Great American Melodrama 805-489-2499, Oceano www.americanmelodrama.com

Ongoing through September 20:

Showdown at Slick Rock Ranch

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

ONGOING THROUGH JULY 31 Layers: Photographs by Kam Jacoby Wonderful photographs of the past & the present artistically combined. 11am-5pm, 805-688-2459, Carina Cellars Los Olivos, www.carinacellars.com

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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, www.riverbench.com

ONGOING THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Friday Nite “Wine” Downs at Cottonwood Canyon. Come out the 3rd Friday of every month thru September and the 2nd Friday in October to “Wine” Down your work week to the sounds of live music & enjoy a glass of your favorite Cottonwood wine. For band listings visit www.cottonwoodcanyon.com Santa Maria, 5:30-8:30pm, 805-937-VINE

JULY 5 Rancho Olivos Oil Tasting at Riverbench Sample delicious olive oils & fine wines 12-4pm, 805-937-8340, Santa Maria www.riverbench.com

JULY 6 Olive Revolution Party Enjoy recicipes paired with wine from Au Bon Climat/Qupe in the midst of olive groves. 1-4pm, 800-307-0447, Los Olivos www.globalgardensgifts.com

AUGUST 16 2008 Harvest Seminar & Adopt-A-Vine Club at Riverbench Winery Walk the vineyards, analyze the grapes, and play

a part in the 2008 harvest! Lunch and wine tasting is included. 10am-1pm $50, $40 wine club, 805-937-8340, Santa Maria

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, Los Olivos 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

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, Santa Ynez www.artiste.com

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

July 4: Reba

July 10: Kenny Loggins

July 17: Lynyrd Skynyrd

July 24: Frankie Vallie

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

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

JULY 11 Cinema E Vino Paradiso at Gainey Vineyard Barrel tasting, dinner & a movie under the stars. 7:30pm, $75, $65 club members, 805-238-0095 www.cinemaevino.com

LOMPOC

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

JUNE 28 13th Annual Red, White & Blues Concert at Buttonwood Farm Bring a picnic & dance to the tunes from the band Cadillac Zach. Presented by Buttonwood Farm Winery and Longoria Wines. $40/$30 Imbibers Club & SB Blues Society members 805-688-3032, info@buttonwoodwinery.com

JULY 4 Solvang 4th of July Parade An old-fashioned pararde in downtown Solvang 11am, 805-698-6910, Solvang

JULY 4

Valley Wind Ensemble Free Concert

30 local volunteer musicians perform concert-

band selections, 10am, Solvang Park Gazebo

Solvang, www.syvva.com

JULY 26 Old MIssion Wine Co. Summer BBQ Winemaker Dinner Enjoy an authentic three-course BBQ dinner paired with wines from Skyhawk Lane Winery 6:30-9:00pm, $25, 805-686-9323, Solvang www.houseofhoneywood.com

AUGUST 2 3rd Annual Day at the Vineyard The Stolpman Family invites you to the 3rd Annual Day at the Vineyard. Enjoy fabulous views, an informative seminar & a delicious dinner featuring delicious Stolpman wine. 805-688-0400, Solvang info@stolpmanvineyards.com

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 Lobero Theatre 805-963-0761, www.lobero.com

July 12: Sings Like Hell-James Hunter

August 16: David Sanborn Band

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 & caring for the environment 1-2pm, 805-688-4515, Santa Barbara Cachuma Lake Nature Center 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 August 17:

It's All About Me: California Artists’ Self Portraits

Ongoing through November 2: African Dinasaur - Interactive exhibit

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

ONGOING SATURDAYS Olde Towne Market in Lompoc Great food, wine & music, Lompoc 805-736-4567, www.lompocrecord.com

ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 29 56th Annual Lompoc Valley Flower Festival Enjoy a top ranked parade, a carnival, great rides, arts, crafts, flower show and more! 805-735-8511, Lompoc, Check website for details.

www.springartsfestival.org

SOLVANG

ONGOING Quicksilver Miniature Horse Farm Visit Solvang horse farm with beautiful views

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 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

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

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

JUNE 28 Santa Barbara Wine Festival Join Stolpman & other Central Coast wineries at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History as they pour their fine wines. 805-682-4711 Santa Barbara, www.sbnature.org

JULY 27 Santa Barbara Brazilian Food & Music Series Music by Samba de Raiz & Forró with delicious Brazilian food & drinks offered for sale. 4pm, $7, 818-508-8753, Santa Barbara www.sbbraziliancarnaval.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

July 24: Chilean Tasting Journey

• August 21: South African 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

July 9 : David Hardee, Carina Cellars

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

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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 Wine- makers’ 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

or wishing additional information should contact Vicki Silva at (805) 239-5151. Tickets are $75. For tickets

at (805) 239-5151. Tickets are $75. For tickets or more information, call 1-877-686-8564 (toll free) or visit the Cookoff on the web, www.winemakerscookoff.com.

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WINE COUNTRY NEWS WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK K ENNETH V OLK V INEYARDS by Leah Kolt

KENNETH VOLK VINEYARDS

by Leah Kolt

W hile the phrase “innovative tradition-

alist” may seem like a contradiction

in terms, it makes sense if you know

Kenneth Volk, who is something of an icon of Central Coast winemaking. He is perhaps best known as the founder of Wild Horse Winery, which he grew from an initial yield of 600 cases to some 150,000 cases, before selling it five years ago to beverage industry giant Jim Beam. Cashing in on his success provided the third-generation Californian an opportunity to reinvent himself in the wine industry with the founding of Kenneth Volk Vineyards in 2004 – located in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Maria Valley, a region renowned for Burgundy varieties. While his new focus is primarily on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, he also produces Bordeaux-style wines from grapes grown in the westernmost locations of the Paso Robles region, an area he considers among the best in California for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. He even grows heirloom grapes, champi- oning such quirky varieties as Malvasia Bianca, which he characterizes as “aroma- therapy with a libation.” Named Agriculturalist of the Year in 1999 by his alma mater Cal Poly, Ken made his first wine on campus, where the fruit-science

major was growing berries downhill from the campus vineyard. Intrigued more by the grapes than his berries, he traded responsibil- ities with the viticulture student and was hooked. The progressive techniques used by Ken and his staff today are many vintages away from that first wine, made from Gamay grapes with a trash can and a baseball bat. “Our goal is to create multifaceted wines. So instead of farming everything alike, we combine many of the best practices, materials and vines available,” he explained. From start to finish, KVV makes every effort to support and build on the complexity of flavors produced in the vineyard. The different flavors that result are blended to create multidimensional wines. No detail of the complex winemaking process is taken for granted. Take yeast for example. While many French, and some Cali- fornia winemakers, allow nature to select which yeasts turn their grapes into alcohol, Ken’s “innovative traditionalist” character impels him to be more selective. “There’s a huge potential to impact the wine with the decision of which yeast to use, and there’s the potential to create complexity – again, by mixing it up,” he pointed out. So for a single lot of Chardonnay for instance, Ken might employ six different yeast strains, each affecting a different feature of the wine, such as aroma or creaminess. He is such

a yeast connoisseur, in fact, that his

employees jokingly advise to never ask him

about it unless you’re got 30 minutes to listen

to his answer.

Such attention to detail also influences the way KVV harvests grapes, such as picking fruit from the same vineyard on multiple dates to select grapes at different maturity levels and create diverse flavors. “The first time, we might pick for low pH and higher acidity and fresh fruit aromatics. Then we’d come back a week or more later and pick for physiological ripeness and mature flavors,” he explained. Almost three decades in the wine business has given Ken the opportunity to see huge changes in local and industry-wide trends. When he started out, this part of the world was not taken seriously for fine wine produc- tion. “But looking at some of the wines being produced at Chalone, Edna Valley Vineyard and Estrella River Winery – now Meridian Vineyards – I knew that wines from the Central Coast could compete with wines from any California region or anywhere else in the world. And now this area is the fastest- growing wine region in California.” Consumer tastes have changed over the years, too. The last decade has seen huge changes for Pinot Noir, according to Ken, who believes that the favoring of highly- extracted red wines with bold fruit by some

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WineSpace: Social Networking Meets the Vineyard

Donati Family Vineyard has launched the first winery specific social networking site to enhance communication with their customers and wine club members concerning upcoming events and unique wine gifts.

members concerning upcoming events and unique wine gifts. with areas for picnicking and bocce ball. The

with areas for picnicking and bocce ball. The tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The vineyard has just launched its social networking site. For additional information and a list of wines available for wine gifts, you may visit the website at www.donatifamilyvineyard.com.

you may visit the website at www.donatifamilyvineyard.com. Donati Family Vineyard is leading the way with social

Donati Family Vineyard is leading the way with social networking (winespace.donatifamilyvineyard.com) in the wine industry by imple- menting a full featured, Web 2.0, online community for their customers and wine club members. Donati Family Vineyard Winespace offers members the following benefits:

• Learn and enjoy wine within a like-minded community

• Interact directly with the wine- making team through blogs and online forums

• Receive insider info on special offers, upcoming events and breaking news

• Customize your personal WineSpace and socialize with your friends

• Exciting online events such as video-casts and on-line wine tasting

• Choose from a wide assortment of wines and gourmet food to create wine gifts People joining the online social networking community automati- cally receive a customizable profile page and will be able to message each other and participate in online discussions. Members of the viral marketing site can invite their friends and make new friends to share information about wine and wine gifts. Most importantly they can write their own blogs and forum discussions and upload content such as podcasts, photos and videos. “Web 2.0 is a technology trend for information sharing and social networking that is an emerging innovation within the wine industry,” says Lee Stipp, General Manager at Donati Family Vineyard. “Our new web-based community permits us to reach consumers across the globe and to communicate with them more effectively.” Proprietor Ron Donati says, “WineSpace allows us to interact with our customers in a fashion that was not possible before. It’s all very exciting, and will be fascinating to watch as it develops over time.”

About Donati Family Vineyard

The Donatis came to Paicines, in California’s Central Coast, in 1998 when they purchased land that would become the Donati Family Estate Vineyard. Like much of southern Napa and Sonoma, Paicines has long warm days followed by cool nights. The vineyard is planted to various select clones of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Syrah, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc and Petite Verdot. In early 2007 the Donati Family Vineyard opened its new winery and tasting room at the former Mastantuono Winery in Templeton, located in San Luis Obispo County. Donati Family Vine- yard is conveniently located off picturesque Highway 46 West and is nestled in the Templeton Gap surrounded by sweeping vineyard views

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WINE COUNTRY NEWS WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK S ILVER H ORSE A One of a Kind

SILVER HORSE

A One of a Kind Destination

L ocated in San Miguel’s beautiful Pleasant Valley, just minutes away from down- town Paso Robles, the Silver Horse

Winery facility is unlike any other in the Paso Robles area. Situated on a hilltop overlooking hundreds of acres of vineyards, Silver Horse Winery is one of the most beautiful facilities around. With elegant hacienda-style appoint- ments such as 105-year-old clay roof tiles, a hand-made fountain, three patios and a large garden /lawn area, enthusiasts will experience wine bliss while sipping on the French – Bordeaux and Spanish – Rioja varietal wines. Winemaker Stephen Kroener strives to handcraft food-friendly, well-balanced wines that reflect his family’s love of combining great food, great wine and great friends; it is in this spirit that each bottle of Silver Horse wine carries the inscription “Not For Us Alone!” Just a small side note, Silver Horse wines are only available at the tastingroom. Up for a little competition? Silver Horse winery also offers two regulation bocce ball courts and two regulation horseshoe pits. If you’re lucky you may find yourself sipping on

fine wine and having a friendly match with

the winemaker/owners of Silver Horse Winery. So come by their wonderful facility and enjoy breathtaking views of some of the Central Coast’s most beautiful vistas. Your dreams for the ultimate wine experience will be found at this family owned and operated

winery! Come See for yourself! Silver Horse Winery is located at 2995 Pleasant Road in San Miguel. Hours are Friday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (805) 467- WINE or visit www.silverhorsewinery.com.

Perfect Setting for a Wine Country Wedding

Looking for a wedding venue with 360 degree views of the surrounding vineyards in the country side? Then look no further than Silver Horse Winery. Sitting atop a hill in the Pleasant Valley, Silver Horse Winery provides the ideal setting for your wedding. The Spanish Hacienda tasting room and wedding facility with wood-burning fireplace, and elegant hacienda-style appointments such as 105-year-old ceramic roof tiles, make this estate winery a must see. The Barrel Room can hold up to 150 of your guests with a dance floor, DJ/band and food station. The new 7000-square-foot outdoor event facility provides the definitive winery wedding setting. A 3000-square-foot indoor/outdoor event facility with surrounding vineyards can hold up to 400 depending on your layout. A separate catering area keeps all the behind the scenes activities, behind the scenes. The 4000-square-foot Garden Area with its outdoor kitchen, tasting bar and raised seating areas will be ideal for your ceremony and reception as well. To keep your guest entertained Silver Horse Winery has two bocce ball courts as well as two horseshoe pits. Choosing Silver Horse Winery as your wedding facility will make your wedding day truly one to remember!

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Tolosa Dedicates a Space For Wine and Cheese Pairings

Tolosa has announced the resumption of Wine and Cheese Pairing as of June 7th, 2008. This will be the third year of this increasingly popular event. In 2006, Tolosa felt that although every winery had the opportunity to present their wine, few took the initiative to pair vari- etals with cheese. “Learning about our wines is a great start – next comes pairing them with food, so we offer the quintessential food pairing; great cheeses that compliment our wines,” comments Bob Schiebelhut, principal at Tolosa. Every Saturday from June through September, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., guests can enjoy four Tolosa estate wines paired with four artisan cheeses. The pairings are presented in Tolosa’s “sanctuary,” Heritage Room, which overlooks the surrounding vineyards. Here, apart from the “hustle and bustle” of the tasting room, guests can relax and enjoy what we hope will be a learning experience. The artisan cheeses are typically purchased from San Luis Obispo’s Monterey Street Wine Company, who offers a vast amount of choices from around the globe. Prior to each menu’s publication, the manager of Monterey Street and Tolosa’s Concierge, John Shakley, together taste the wines and cheeses to capture the best possible pairing. “A good wine can be great with the right cheese, but a great wine can be bad with the wrong one,” quotes John Shakley. Each Saturday a different list of diverse wines and cheeses are offered, which encourages guests that have a great experience to return a different week and try all new pairings. This year, Tolosa has also added another option in the Heritage Room, alongside the pairings. Guests can purchase a flight of reserve wine tastings, including limited-production varietals, barrel select and library wines. The reserve tasting will be $10 for the public and complimentary to Tolosa Heritage Society Members. Tolosa’s Wine and Cheese Pairings are located in the Heritage Room at 4910 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo. The pairings began June 7th, and last through September 27th, 2008. Guests can arrive anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the pairing. Reservations are not required, but recommended for parties of six or more. Cost is $20 for the public or $15 for Heritage Society Members. For questions or reservations, contact John Shakley at (805) 782-0500 ext. 10 or jshakley@tolosawinery.com.

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Plan Your Next Getaway to Villa Valdemosa

Pamper yourself at Villa Valdemosa, a luxurious Paso Robles bed and breakfast inn perfect for intimate getaways. Nestled in the heart of the Central Coast Wine Country, the romantic Tuscan-styled

Paso Robles bed and break- fast inn is situated on ten acres of seclusion. The spectacular setting offers three private guest suites, all with stunning “see forever” views.

Wake up to three-course gourmet breakfasts in the intimate indoor dining area or al fresco on the terrace during the warmer months. The Villa Valdemosa inn offers solace and amenities that make the exclusive bed and breakfast hideaway lodging an ideal home base for exploring Paso Robles, the Central Coast Wine Country and beyond.

GUEST SUITES

The Petite Syrah Suite totals more than 300 square feet including a private bathroom. It has a lovely brass and pewter queen bed, and a 1800s loveseat!

The Syrah Suite includes bath and walk in closet. It has a lounge area with love seat, coffee table, wall table and vanity mirror, and a queen-sized, oiled bronze European-style bed.

Bordeaux Suite – the largest accommodation includes a soaking tub with a picture window looking east, out over vineyards, to the mountains on the horizon.

The Logia

The Logia overlooks the south lawn, pool area and the distant hori- zons. These adjacent rooms, which can comfortably seat 20 guests, are available for special functions. Just tell them what you have in mind. Just outside the Logia and dining room is a large terrace and more than a acre of lawn and gardens, perfect for an outdoor event. The staff is well connected with all local catering services, and can help you plan your special event there. Make your special event a memorable occasion! Whatever your needs, the romantic indoor/al fresco dining area is available for private functions. Assistance with planning and catering is also available to suit your needs. Villa Valdemosa can cater to parties of up to 50. Escape to the exclusive Paso Robles bed and breakfast inn at 2552 Old Grove Lane. Make Villa Valdemosa your favorite lodging for your next central California experience. For more information or reserva- tions, call (805) 237-2370, email tomr1000@yahoo.com or visit the website at www.valdemosa.com.

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Eberle Winery Announces Star-Chef Line Up for 2008

Eberle Winery of Paso Robles has announced the entire line-up of their one-of-a-kind Guest Chef Dinner Series, which takes place each month in the Eberle wine caves and features chefs from across the U.S.A. While this year has already included top chefs such as Douglas Dodd of the Hotel Bel-Air and the favorite chef of Ellen DeGeneres, Leonardo Curti of Trattoria Grappolo in Santa Ynez, the rest of the year’s chefs should help create one for the record books for Eberle Winery. All Eberle Winemaker Dinners are held at the Eberle Wild Boar Room in the Eberle caves and are $150 per person or $120 for Cellar Club members. Eberle Winery is located at 3810 Highway 46 East, 3.5 miles east of Highway 101 in Paso Robles. Upcoming winemaker dinners listed below. For reservations, complete schedule or more information, visit www.EberleWinery.com. Or, contact Sheri Kennedy at (805) 238-9607 or sheri@eberlewinery.com.

• Friday, July 11 – Eberle Hosts One of Bravo’s "America’s Top Chefs" Tre Wilcox

As chef de cuisine of Dallas’s award-winning five-star restaurant, Abacus, Tre Wilcox began his culinary career at the age of 17. Chef Tre’s latest culinary adventures landed him a spot as a contestant on Bravo’s third season of America’s Top Chef. “Top Chef 3 Miami” featured 15 of the country’s most impressive rising chefs and Tre proved to be a strong contender in this competition for up-and-coming culinary talent. Tre’s dedication, enthusiasm and passion have made him such a renowned and impressive chef he’s been nominated as the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef for two consecutive years. To be nominated for this award, you must be “age thirty or younger and display an impressive talent and be likely to make a significant industry impact in years to come.” D Magazine named him one of the “Top Young Guns” in Dallas. He has also appeared on a number of TV shows, including Oprah, the Texas Cable News Network, ABC’s Good Morning Texas and Metro and FOX’s Good Day Dallas.

• Saturday, August 2 – Friends of the Winery Dinner in the Caves Featuring Bern’s Steak House, Tampa, FL

One of America’s top steak houses, boasting one of the largest wine lists in the world, comes to Eberle Winery for a meal to remember for our annual Friends of the Winery dinner. Since 1956, Bern’s Steak House has worked with a passion (or some call it an obsession) to provide the best meat, fish and produce avail- able to its customers. Bern would only accept the “very, very best, even if it meant more work and time for preparation, or a higher price paid to begin with the best raw products.” To that end, Bern’s Steak House is now considered an iconic restaurant in the U.S.A. and should be at the top of your “must dine” list.

• Saturday, September 6 – Eberle Winemaker Dinner in the Caves with Doug Levy, Feast, Tucson, AZ

The cuisine is international, the ambience is high energy and the name is Feast. What more do you need to have a great time, espe-

cially where your appetite is concerned? Chef/owner Doug Levy has helped elevate the Tucson food scene to new heights. Join us as we welcome him to Eberle Winery and experience the food and wine pairings that are making Chef Levy a well-known favorite in Arizona.

• Friday, October 17 – Harvest Festival Winemaker Dinner with Chef Craig von Foerster, Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA

The Post Ranch Inn is a stellar resort perched high above the California coast in Big Sur. The Zagat Survey ranked its award- winning restaurant Sierra Mar, headed by Chef Craig von Foer- ster, as the best hotel restaurant in the state in 2006. Fusing East and West style cuisine, Sierra Mar showcases everything spectac- ular about California. Chef von Foerster has recently earned acclaim on NBC’s “Today Show,” and in Sunset Magazine. Enjoy world-class cuisine and world-class wine at Eberle celebrating the harvest of 2008!

• Saturday, November 1 – Eberle Welcomes Acclaimed Chef Michel Richard, Citronelle, Washington D.C.

It is with great honor that Eberle Winery hosts acclaimed chef and

good friend Michel Richard to a Guest Chef Dinner in the Eberle caves. With a culinary career 40 years in the making, Chef Richard’s Citrus and Citronelle restaurants in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and flagship restaurant in Washington, D.C. have earned a staggering array of honors befitting such a talented chef. Author, James Beard Award Winner, and recipient of numerous awards and

honors, Chef Richard is currently celebrating the opening of a new restaurant in Carmel Valley. Experience a meal like no other from

a culinary talent who Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate

describes as “A great chef, who is cooking at a level that far exceeds

any Michelin three-star chef in France." A portion of the proceeds from this dinner goes directly to the Eberle Scholarship for students studying wine and viticulture at Cal Poly.

• Saturday, December 6, 2008 Black Tie Holiday Dinner with Holly Peterson, Napa Valley

Holly Peterson’s credentials include a degree in Enology from U.C. Davis and Grand Diplome de Cuisine from the prestigious La Varenne cooking school. She spent years cooking professionally in France, including stints at Château Mouton-Rothschild, Krug, and Remy-Martin. She made news in Europe when she was chosen as the first female chef at a Michelin three-star restaurant, Tantris, in Munich. When she returned to the United States, Holly spent eight years at the Robert Mondavi Winery, developing food and wine programs and events. Now, she teaches food and wine dynamics at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Much of her time outside of teaching is spent importing and marketing Sea Star™ Sea Salt. Holly and her family are great friends of Eberle Winery. She is skilled in creating dinners and events for several hundred people at a time. To have her in our intimate caves of Eberle Winery will be an event to remember.

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NOVO RESTAURANT

Located on Higuera Street with its patio sitting luxuriously above San Luis Creek, Novo restaurant is fusion cuisine with a local heart that has captivated this Central

Coast town. The menu is a stunning blend of flavors from around the world with a focus on Asian and South American fusions. Chef Justin Gabbert has teamed with owner Robin Covey to create a Tapas selection along with a few large plate items that are a blend of local ingredients with international flare. The menu at Novo does change with the seasons, usually summer and winter and depending on the local farmer’s market. “I’m probably the biggest buyer at the SLO Farmer’s Market. We spend about $40,000 a year there,” says Covey. “The local produce here is astounding.” The wine list at Novo, a Portuguese word meaning “new,” is large and features a vast selection of local Central Coast wines. Seating more than 160 people, if necessary, the large patio, the inside dining room and the basement dining room are all simple and stylish with inviting warm colors and intimate settings. The building itself is one of the original San Luis Obispo turn-of-the- century brick structures with a full-sized basement and hardwood floors. Novo has been in San Luis Obispo for five years, but every dish is as fresh and new as its first serving. A knowledgeable wait staff that pays attention to customer service, a focus on fresh local ingredients, local wines and Central Coast hospitality, have made Novo a true destination for dining. Novo is open daily from 11 a.m. For more information, call (805) 543-3986 or visit the website at www.novorestaurant.com.

Novo is open daily from 11 a.m. For more information, call (805) 543-3986 or visit the

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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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Baileyana and tangent winemaker, Christian Roguenant, was born to wine. A native of the Burgundy region of France who grew up among the vineyards, he decided early on to become a winemaker. His studies at the University of Dijon focused on enology and winemaking and included graduate coursework in wine marketing. This education served him well as he traveled the world to make wine on five conti- nents. Included in his experience were fifteen years with Champagne Deutz, one of the premier Champagne houses in France and service as a consultant to wineries around the world. His travels took him to wineries in Argentina, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Korea (where he made sparkling wine for the 1988 Olympics) and finally to the Central Coast of California. “Where better to first make Chardonnay and Pinot Noir than Burgundy; or Sauvignon Blanc than New Zealand, or Syrah than the North Rhône?” smiles Roguenant. “I have been very fortunate,” he continues, “I have learned so much from so many winemakers and experiences!” When the Niven family, owners of Baileyana and tangent, decided to build a new winery in 1998 they gave a blank slate to Roguenant to design the winery of his dreams. His gracious, light-filled design is state of the art and elegantly functional. Red wines are fermented in the classic Burgundian method in numerous small, open-top fermen- tors. This compact system allows for gentle punch down of the caps as the wine ferments and enables Roguenant to keep each lot sepa- rate by clone, vineyard block, yeast trial or whatever he chooses. Three individually climate- controlled barrel cellars are avail- able to Roguenant for completing

fermentation and for aging. Roguenant is also pleased with the esthetics of the winery. “The windows let in a lot of natural light,” he says. “Although the wine never sees the light, the people do and that makes the winery a very pleasant place to work.” Adjacent to the winery, the newly producing Firepeak Vineyard is

planted with carefully chosen clones and rootstocks, and is the jewel of the Edna Valley. “This vineyard allows me to achieve my goal: to make the wine as true to the varietal as possible,” Roguenant confirms. “My philosophy of winemaking is this: give me rough but nice diamonds; my job is to polish without scratching them.” He enjoys selecting from the hand-picked fruit for the Baileyana and tangent wines, most of it from the estate Firepeak and Paragon Vineyards. “My passion and desire is to make better wine every year. A winemaker is the greatest critic about his own wine – always striving to get closer to perfection.” A judge for numerous wine competitions, Roguenant enjoys the camaraderie of his peers. “I continue to learn so much, consulting with other winemakers – here in California and around the world. I enjoy so many wonderful friendships!” He would welcome the opportunity to spend some time with his life-long hobby, photography. For now, he contents himself with taking pictures of his wife Lois and their young son Blake.

Baileyana and tangent wines are available for tasting at the historic Inde- pendence Schoolhouse on Orcutt Road in the Edna Valley. More information can be found by calling the tasting room at (805) 269-8200 or at www.baileyana-tangent.com .

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Wine Event Company Inspires Love & Romance with Cinema e Vino – Great Films, Great Wines, Great Food

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 atmos- phere 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 and Melita Toscano, turns scenic wineries into romantic vineyard cinemas. “Last year was such a huge success for us that there was no ques- tion we would do a second season,” says Gina. “The most wonderful thing for us was that so many people came to celebrate special occa- sions such as anniversaries, birthdays and honeymoons. We even had one couple get engaged at our event.” The evening begins with a private wine tasting just for Cinema e Vino guests at select vineyards such as Cass, Villicana, Meridian and Gainey. Each event is created to accommodate a limited amount of people, ensuring a warm and intimate environment from start to finish. Guests are then escorted to a scenic vineyard theater, staged with comfortable chairs and cozy blankets. Once seated, your gourmet Tuscan dinner basket is served, freshly prepared and warm from the oven. Under a canopy of stars and with friends, family or that very special someone by your side, a film flickers to life on the screen.

someone by your side, a film flickers to life on the screen. Cinema e Vino’s state-of-the-art
someone by your side, a film flickers to life on the screen. Cinema e Vino’s state-of-the-art

Cinema e Vino’s state-of-the-art equipment ensures a first-rate cinematic experience, while the food, wine and Mother Nature provide the ambiance. “This year we are particularly excited to be offering very special weekend packages that include hotel accommodations and spa treat- ments to complement the Cinema a Vino experience,” says Melita. “The company is expanding to include elements that seem to go hand in hand. More than a stand alone event, Cinema e Vino becomes the centerpiece of a fun filled, romantic and memorable weekend.” Ticket price is $65 for wine club members, $75 for the general public (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.

Cinema e Vino Schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 11TH SOME LIKE IT HOT Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis Gainey Winery, Santa Ynez

SATURDAY, JULY 19TH DUCK SOUP The Marx Bros. Cass Winery, Paso Robles

SATURDAY, JULY 26TH GREASE the sing-a-long Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta Meridian Winery, Paso Robles

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8TH CHICAGO Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellwegger, Richard Gere Gainey Winery, Santa Ynez

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16TH THE GRADUATE Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross Cass Winery, Paso Robles

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23RD GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES Meridian Winery, Paso Robles

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Summer Event Series Kicks Off at New Event Center

W INERY Summer Event Series Kicks Off at New Event Center The winemakers emphasize the importance

The winemakers emphasize the importance of quality fruit to produce quality wines. 2008 has been a year of great changes at Sylvester Winery. A new event center has been put in place in front of the three vintage Pullman train cars that have been amongst the vineyards since before the winery was

Long considered one of Paso Robles’ best kept secrets among locals, Sylvester is open daily and still offers free tasting. The tasting room doubles as a gourmet foods shop, housing one of the Central Coast’s best selec- tions of gourmet meats and cheeses. For the cheese enthusiast gourmet cheese pairing is offered daily. While Sylvester is known for its collection of reasonably priced everyday drinking wines, the tasting room features the reserve labels; Kiara Reserve and Le Vigne di San Domenico, named after Sylvester’s two grandchildren, Kiara and Domenic. They offer a wide range of wines to suit every possible palate. Kiara Reserve the premium selection of wines, is best described as full of rich fruit aromas combined with vivid color and robust body. Le Vigne di San Domenico is the pinnacle of their production. Only limited quantities of the most intense and complex wines are hand selected by the wine- makers to be bottled for this label. The tasting room sits on a 400-acre ranch, purchased by Sylvester Feichtinger in 1960. The property, apart from being home to a wide variety of animals such as Haflinger horses and miniature donkeys, has 100 acres of pistachio trees and 200 acres of grapes.

built in 1995. These classic railcars are the back drop for Sylvester’s new park and event center. The park is mainly used as picnic grounds for visitors. The completion of this new park has prompted the winery to start a Summer Sunset Event Series. The series kicks off in the new wine park on June 28th with the first annual Karaoke Night featuring DJ Brian. This event will be complimentary to the public and will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The second event in the series will be Reggae Night featuring a live reggae band. Cost for the show is $25 per person and will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The final event is Open Mic Night open to local performers. This night will be complimentary to the public and will go from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. as well. Sylvester Vineyards & Winery is located at 5115 Buena Vista Drive in Paso Robles, just four miles off the hustle and bustle of Highway 46 East.

Upcoming events at Sylvester Winery

• June 28 – Karaoke 5:30pm - 8:30pm

• July 26 – Reggae Night

• August 16 – Open Mic Night

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Mark Your Calendar – Paso Robles Olive Festival

Olivas de Oro, producers of premium olive oils and olive trees, presents the 5th annual Paso Robles Olive Festival, a Paso Robles Main Street Association event, Saturday, August 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paso Robles Downtown City Park. Local wineries and breweries will be tastings as well as olive oil tasting vendors. Olive-inspired food will be prepared and served in Olive Festival Culinary Row. Cooking demonstrations and a cook-off will be held in the “Outdoors’ Kitchen Stadium” in the park. Home chefs can enter the Olive Dish Contest. They can also submit recipes for our future Olive Festival Cookbook. Awards by Spice Hunter. Entry forms are available online, www.pasoolivefestival.com, or at the Main Street office by calling (805) 238-4103. There will be live music along with free olive oil ice cream. Enjoy arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities and olive

arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities and olive product vendors. A member of the California Olive

product vendors. A member of the California Olive Oil Council’s Tasting Panel will lead a seminar on olive oil sensory evalu- ation along with formal tasting to look for positive attributes of fresh olive oils. Lysa Dean, with the Olive Oil Source, says, “The chance for people to taste some of America’s best olive oil producers side-by-side is an excellent opportunity for consumers to learn what they like when buying olive oil for their kitchen.” “The last four years, the popularity of this event has proved that people want to learn more about olives and olive oil, and that a festival makes it fun for the whole family,” said Gary Brown, owner of We Olive and a member of the Main Street Association Olive Festival committee. For more information contact Paso Robles Main Street Associ- ation at (805) 238-4103 or visit www.pasoolivefestival.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
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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
Thursday-Monday 11-7, Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

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 11:30-6 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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Annual Basil Festival Set for July 21-22

An action-packed weekend is planned for the 16th annual Basil Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22 at Lone Madrone Tasting Room & Herb Farm. The farm, formerly known as Sycamore Farm, is located at 2485 Hwy. 46 West in Paso Robles. The event runs both days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and proceeds will benefit the Make- A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties. Guests will discover the delights of basil beer, basil ice cream and basil chocolates, as well as a pesto contest, wine tasting, art projects for kids, and demonstrations by local artists. Cuisine prepared by Dining with Andre will be available for purchase. Saturday’s pesto contest is open to everyone, with three categories:

traditional pesto, original recipe and crowd favorite. First place and runner-up will receive prizes of $50 and $30 Lone Madrone gift certificates. For entry forms, contact Maureen Herrera at (805) 238- 0845 or email Maureen@lonemadrone.com. Crowd judging in the pesto contest begins at 12 p.m. Festival goers may purchase pesto sampling tickets for $3 each, which allow a vote for crowd favorite. The formal judging by celebrity judges will begin at 1:15 p.m. Julie & the Bad Dogs with Louie Ortega will entertain with the blues from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Basil Festival T-shirts will be avail- able for purchase as part of the fund raiser. Available both Saturday and Sunday will be a “Wish quilt” project, with squares of fabric for people to create colorful messages. These squares will be assembled into quilts at a later date by the Almond Country Quilters, and then auctioned off. Sunday is Family Day, with lots of activities for kids. Sunday’s roots rhythms music with positive lyrics comes to us from Ras Danny and the Reggae All-Stars. Adults can participate in Lone Madrone wine tasting, try three types of basil beer provided by Firestone, and taste the herbal wines at Vinfuzion. Proceeds from the sale of T-shirts, pesto tasting tickets, and basil beer will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. Entry donations of $5 per couple are suggested (children are free). The Make a Wish Foundation has as its mission to grant the wishes of children who suffer from life-threatening medical conditions. Last year the foundation fulfilled more than 12,600 wishes for kids between ages 2 to 18 around the country. Yet statistics show that more than 25,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with a life- threatening medical condition and become eligible for the Make-a- Wish experience. Sadly, they are reaching only about 50% of these children. For more event information, contact Maureen Herrera at Lone Madrone, (805) 238-0845.

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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
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805-237-8884
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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

www.bevineyard.com

Road, Paso Robles 805-238-4815 www.bevineyard.com FALCON NEST VINEYARD & WINERY Family owned and
FALCON NEST VINEYARD & WINERY Family owned and operated vineyard and winery specializing in handcrafted

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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Rio Seco Vineyard & Winery – A Diamond in the Rough

by Dave Wilcox

W hen Tom and Carol Hinkle first glimpsed the site where they would eventually establish Rio Seco Vineyard and Winery, they both thought the same thing: It was a mess.

They saw more than a dozen or so abandoned cars, remnants of a charred home, and chicken and pig pens. Then there were the bullet holes piercing the walls of an old barn where authorities had busted one of the area’s largest marijuana-growing rings. But as a professional baseball scout with more than 25 years expe- rience, Tom Hinkle has developed his ability to witness potential that others might overlook. “He could look past the mess, to the site, and saw the promise and so many possibilities,” Carol Hinkle said of her husband. That promise has been kept. Despite a schedule that keeps him on the road much of the year, Hinkle and his wife, a retired schoolteacher, have developed Rio Seco into a respected winery that produces about 4,000 cases annually. Thirty of the ranch’s 64 acres are planted, with a little more than half growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc. Hinkle said after much investigation, he also decided to plant Roussanne and Viognier as the winery’s white varietals. Rio Seco’s blend of Viognier and Orange Muscat is playfully named “Rio Vio.” The Hinkles, who live a few miles south of Paso Robles in Atas- cadero, knew they wanted to stay in San Luis Obispo County even after Tom left his job in 1980 as assistant coach for the Cal Poly base- ball team to become a scout. Hinkle, an All-American catcher signed in 1963 by the Detroit Tigers, is responsible for recruiting future Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith to Cal Poly.

Some sound investments enabled the couple to buy the 64-acre spread on Paso Robles’ east side overlooking a dry creek (hence, Rio Seco) in 1996. The site had been used to make a B-movie called “The Junkman,” which Hinkle said is why so many beat-up cars littered the grounds. They were bonded in 1998 and their initial vintages were made under the direction of a consulting winemaker. But in 2000, the Hinkles purchased winemaking equipment from Pesenti Winery when it was sold to Turley Cellars. The decision to buy the equip- ment, instead of paying a consulting winemaker, was empowering,

Enjoy the beauty of gently rolling hills in the Paso Robles countryside and discover some

Enjoy the beauty of gently rolling hills in the Paso Robles countryside and discover some of the newest and most exciting wineries on California’s Central Coast.

said Carol Hinkle. They were now in control of their wine from vineyard to bottle. Along with assistant winemaker Eric Bauer (who pitched for Hinkle at Cal Poly during the early 1970s), Hinkle began crafting single-varietal wines along with blends with baseball-themed labels – Clubhouse Red and the Rio Seco Vineyard Paso Robles MVP Reserve Red Table Wine. Hinkle scouts his grapes the same way he eyes ballplayers, looking for nuances that distinguish great fruit from good fruit. Like most good winemakers, Hinkle believes quality wines are “made” in the vineyards. Once harvest is complete and the grapes are crushed, he isn’t one to tinker. “Start with good fruit (and) keep it simple” is the philosophy that guides his winemaking, said Hinkle. “The hard part of this business is farming,” he said while walking through the vineyard on a recent postcard-perfect morning. “We really work to get quality fruit.” Rio Seco’s red wines spend up to 24 months in the barrel, then another eight months to a year in the bottle, before their release. Road trips provide Hinkle with plenty of time to mull ideas for the winery. “Tom’s an idea guy,” said Carol. For the baseball scout, it’s all about the fundamentals: Good food, good wine, good friends, all coming together in a beautiful spot. Tasting room hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. You can find Rio Seco Vineyards and Winery at 4295 Union Road. Exit Highway 101 at Highway 46 East and travel about two miles to Union Road and turn right. Make an immediate left and the winery is about two miles down the road. Call (805) 237-8884 or visit www.riosecowine.com for more information.

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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Morovino Showcases Work of Nationally Recognized Artist

Now through July 31 at Morovino Winery, American Abstract Symbolist art by Herbert Evans Macdonald will be on display. The work of Herbert Evans Macdonald (1898 to 1972) is in the permanent collections of the Montclair Museum and Newark Museum in New Jersey. In his lifetime he received several purchase awards including The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Macdonald worked primarily in watercolor, occasionally combined with oil and acrylic. He worked extensively with paint manufacturers to solve the problem of having watercolors retain their original brilliance. Locally, Macdonald’s art is curated by his nephew, Neil Macdonald of Solvang. Morovino Winery tasting room located at 550 1st Street, Avila Beach. The tasting room is open daily, from noon to 5 p.m. Call (805) 627-1443 for information.

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Kenneth Volk Vineyards Continued from page 10

wine critics led to a “cabernetization” of all red varieties – through their “bigger and blacker is better” message. “At the same time, newer Dijon clones of Pinot Noir have been selected for their ability to reach maturity in cooler climates. These create riper wines with more color extraction than the old standard clones, like Martini and Pommard, leading to the increased availability of big Pinots,” he said. The movie “Sideways,” in which two wine lovers taste their way through Santa Barbara County vineyards, has also contributed to a more robust interest in Pinot. “This is all great. However, consumers are not being availed of as many wines made in the lovely, delicate style of Pinot Noir that many of us enjoy making and drinking,” he said. Wine drinkers in search of this less-extracted style of Pinot Noir might enjoy KVV’s 2006 change to 2005 Santa Maria Cuvee, a deeply pigmented wine displays aromas of ripe, red fruits, toasted oak and Asian spices. You can sample this delicate beauty and many others at the KVV. You can sample this delicate beauty and many others at the

You can sample this delicate beauty and many others at the KVV tasting room, open 10:30

KVV tasting room, open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily at 5230 Tepusquet Road in Santa Maria. For directions, call (805)-938-7896 or go to www.volkwines.com/find_us/. If you can’t make it to Santa Maria, the next best thing is joining The Cellar Door Club, which – unlike most wine clubs – allows members the choice of either selecting the wines they wish to receive, or allowing Ken to pre-select wines delivered directly to their door. They do caution prospective members that the club may not be for everyone, since it is structured to appeal to the computer-savvy adult who enjoys interacting and communicating via the Web. Members receive four bottles shipped four times a year – March, June, September and November. Members also receive 20 percent off all wine purchases and KVV merchandise, invitations to pre-release parties and complimentary tasting for themselves and three guests.

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Layers: Photographs by Kam Jacoby at Carina Cellars

Carina Cellars is proud to welcome the work of local photogra- pher/artist Kam Jacoby in the tasting room through July 31 for a showing of his unique historical/modern photographs. This group of images is part of an ongoing project of photographic preservation.

is part of an ongoing project of photographic preservation. Kam Jacoby finds original locations and re-photographing

Kam Jacoby finds original locations and re-photographing people and places that were captured on film in this valley during the past 133 years or so. He then scans in the original image and combines that with the new image of the same location in present day. “I grew up in Lompoc and my personal history is inextricably linked to this place. When I started looking through the photographs housed in the Lompoc Historical Society … I was mesmerized, not only by the wonderful images, but by the realization that my own experience of growing up in Lompoc is just one of a myriad of stories that make up the history of this town. Thousands of others have lived, loved, triumphed, and struggled on these same streets that hold my memories. Looking through old photographs of Lompoc, particularly those in which people are an essential elements, has reawakened my interest in this place I call my hometown. Carina Cellars is located at 2900-A Grand Avenue in Los Olivos and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.carinacellars.com or call (805) 688-1020.

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The 21st Annual Santa Barbara Wine Festival, June 28

This is the wine festival you cannot miss! More than 50 of the best Central Coast wineries complemented with some of the best local bakers, caterers and chefs will be in one beautiful, serene spot to tanta- lize the taste buds of food and wine aficionados. In addition to enticing the palettes, the Santa Barbara Wine Festival TM will host three food and wine experts (names to be announced). Last year’s event sold out. So this year the Museum has decided to close its campus for the day to accommodate more wine festival guests. Below is a list of participating wineries and food vendors to- date. For an updated list and more information about the Santa Barbara Wine Festival go to www.sbnature.org/winefestival. Participating wineries include: Alexander and Wayne, Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, Andrew Murray Vineyards, Arthur Earl, Artiste, Au Bon Climat Winery, Babcock Winery & Vineyards, Beckmen Vine- yards, Bedford Thompson Winery & Vineyards, The Brander Vine- yard, Byron, Calcareous Vineyard, Cambria, Carr Vineyards and Winery, Cass Vineyards and Winery, Chateau Margene, CORE, Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard and Winery, Demetria, Donati Family

Canyon Vineyard and Winery, Demetria, Donati Family Vineyard, Eagle Castle Winery, Edward Sellers Vineyards
Canyon Vineyard and Winery, Demetria, Donati Family Vineyard, Eagle Castle Winery, Edward Sellers Vineyards

Vineyard, Eagle Castle Winery, Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines, Fiddlehead Cellars, Flying Goat Cellars, Foxen, Guy Riedel Wines, Herzog Wine Cellars, Huber Cellars, Hunt Cellars, IO, Kalyra, La Vie Vineyards, Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, Melville Vineyards and Winery, Michael Grace Wines, Midlife Crisis Winery, Mosby Winery, Opolo Vineyards, Oreana, Palmina Vineyard & Winery, Presidio, Prodigal Winery, Qupé, Rancho Sisquoc Winery, RN Estate Vineyard, Santa Barbara Cellars Wine Storage, Stolpman, Sylvester Vineyards and Winery, Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Tolosa, Westerly Vineyards and Whitcraft Winery. Food vendors are: Bella Dolce Bakery, Classic Grill Catering Co., D’Angelo Bakery, Hollister Brewing Company, Jake’s Cottage Café, Lazy Acres, Santa Barbara Olive Company, Santa Barbara Chocolate Fountains, Savoy Truffles, The Berry Man and Village Modern Foods. Tickets for members are $50 and $75 for non-members. The event takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. To purchase tickets, call (805) 682-4711 ext. 443 or go online to www.sbnature.org/tickets. Proceeds benefit the Museum's exhibits and educational programs. The Santa Barbara Wine Festival is sponsored in part by The Dreier Group, The Tent Merchant, Santa Barbara Daily Sound, TravelHost Magazine, KDB, KLITE and KTYD.

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WINERY - LOCATION

HOURS TOURS TASTING

SALES

PASO

ROBLES

AREA

 

Doce Robles –PasoRobles 2023Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766

Daily

★★J Lohr – PasoRobles 6169Airport Rd; 805-239-8900

Daily

Adelaida Cellars –PasoRobles

Daily 10-5

 

10-5:30

X

X

10-5

X

X

 
 

5805Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 800-676-1232

X

X

X

Donati Family Vineyard – Templeton

Daily 11am-5pm

 

★★J. Paul Rosilez – Paso Robles

Daily

AJB Vineyards –PasoRobles 3280TownshipRd; 805-239-9432

Weekends

 

Corner of 46 West

& Vineyard Dr; 805-238-0676

 

X

X

4889

Dry Creek Rd; 805-226-0550

12-5

X

X

 

12-5

X

X

Donatoni Winery PasoRobles

Sa-Su12-5

★★J. Paul Rosilez Cambria

Mo-Th Su 11-5 Fr-Sa 11-7

 

Anglim Winery –PasoRobles

Th-Mo11-6

 

3225

Township Rd; 805-226-0620

Or By Appt

 

X

734 Main St, Ste C;

805-927-5110

 

X

X

 
 

740

Pine St; 805-227-6813

Su 12-6 & By Appt

X

X

Dover Canyon Winery PasoRobles Th-Su

 

Jack Creek Cellars Templeton

By

 

Daily

 

4520VineyardDr; 805-237-0101

11-5

X

5265

Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283

Appt

X

X

Arroyo Robles –PasoRobles 73912thSt; 877-759-WINE

 

11-7

X

X

Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery –PasoRobles 1953Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Th-Mo11-5 X X

 

JanKris Winery –Templeton 1266Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319

Daily

 

11-5

X

X

X

 

Fr-Su

By

 

B & E Vineyards Paso Robles 10,000CrestonRd; 805-238-4815

10-5

Appt

X

X

Eagle Castle Winery –PasoRobles

Daily

 

Justin Winery – PasoRobles 11680Chimney RockRd; 805-238-6932

Daily

   

3090AndersonRd; 805-227-1428 10:30-5:30 X X X

10-5

X

X

X

Bear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles By Appt. &

1227ParkSt; 805-238-4329

Some Weekends

X

X

Eberle Winery –PasoRobles

Daily

Kukkula – Templeton

By

 

3810

Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607

10-6

X

X

X

 

9525

Chimney Rock Rd; 805-434-5475

Appt

 
 

Bella Luna –Templeton 1850TempletonRd; 805-434-5477

Fr-Su

10-5

X

X

Th-Mo

L’Aventure Winery –PasoRobles

Th-Su11-4

 

12-7

 

X

X

 

2815

Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588

or By Appt

 

X

X

 

Edward Sellers –PasoRobles 1220ParkSt; 805-239-8915

Bianchi Winery –PasoRobles 3380BranchRd; 805-226-9922

Daily

EOS Estate Winery –PasoRobles

Daily

 

Laura’s Vineyard –PasoRobles

Daily

 

10-5

X

X

 

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 1735NygrenRd; 805-712-WINE

By

Falcon Nest Winery–PasoRobles 5185UnionRd; 805-226-0227

Daily

 

Le Cuvier – Paso Robles 9750Adelaida Rd; 805-238-5706

By Appt,

 

Appt

X

X

 

10-7:30

 

X

X

 

Wine ClubOnly

 
   
 

Brian Benson Cellars –PasoRobles Daily 2985AndersonRd; 805-296-9463 10:30-5 X X

 

Firestone Vineyard Paso – Paso Robles

By

Linne Calodo –PasoRobles 3030VineyardDr; 805-227-0797

Fr-Su

 

2300Airport

Rd; 805-591-8050

Daily 10-5 Appt

X

X

 

11-5

 

X

X

 

Calcareous Winery –PasoRobles 3430Peachy CanyonRd; 805-239-0289

Th-Mo

11-5

X

X

Five Rivers Winery – Paso Robles

By

★★Locatelli Winery –PasoRobles

Fr-Su

 

8998NorthRiver Rd; 805-467-0192 Appt

 

8585Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 11-4

 

X

X

 

Caparone Winery –PasoRobles 2280SanMarcos Rd; 805-467-3827

Daily

11-5

X

X

X

Four Vines Winery –Templeton

Daily

Lone Madrone –PasoRobles

Daily

 

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 –PasoRobles 11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X X

 

Fralich Vineyard & Winery – Templeton

By Appt

Madison Cellars – Paso Robles 4540Hwy 41; 805-238-9831

By

 

Private tastings at Paso Robles Wine Services; 805-434-1526

 

Appt

 

X

X

   

Cass Vineyards –PasoRobles 7350Linne Rd; 805-239-1730

Daily

11-6

 

X

X

 

Fratelli Perata – Paso Robles 1595Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809

By

Maloy O’Neill – Paso Robles

Fr-Sa 10-5; Su 12-5

 

Appt

 

5725

Union Rd; 805-238-7320

Or By Appt

 

X

X

     

Castoro Cellars –Templeton 1315NBethal Rd; 805-238-0725

Daily

10-5:30

 

X

X

 

Garretson Wine Co. –PasoRobles

Daily

Martin & Weyrich –PasoRobles

Su-Th10-5

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 131NOceanAve; 805-995-3036

We-Su11-5:30

ClosedTu

X

X

Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles 5530Dresser RanchPlace; 805-239-5808

By

McClean Vineyards – Templeton

By

 

Appt

4491

S. El Pomar Dr; 805-237-2441

Appt

 

Changala

422

Winery – Templeton

805-238-0421

Sa 11:30-5

Su 12-4

By

X

X

Grey Wolf Cellars–PasoRobles

Daily

Meridian Vineyards –PasoRobles

Daily

 

Main St;

Appt

2174

Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771

11-5:30

X

X

7000

Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133

10-5

X

X

Chate au Margene – Creston 4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321

Sa-Su

Halter Ranch Vnyd–PasoRobles 8910Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455

Th-Mo

★★Midlife Crisis –PasoRobles

Th-Mo

12-6

X

X

11-5

X

X

1244

Pine St, Suite A; 805-237-8730

10:30-6

X

X

 

Christian Lazo –SanMiguel

Sa-Su

Hansen Vineyard– Templeton

Daily

Midnight Cellars –PasoRobles 2925AndersonRd; 805-239-8904