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PASO ROBLES

ONGOING Concerts at Castoro Cellars 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton www.castorocellars.com

• July 21: Los Pinguos

July 29: Up in the Air

Aug 18: Peppino d’Agostino

ONGOING MONDAYS Jam Night at Divine Appointment Share your talent with others 6:30pm, 805-237-0054, Paso Robles www.divineappointmentguitars.com

ONGOING FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Artist’s Reception at Sylvester Winery Each month a new local artist will be featured 4-7pm, 805-227-4000, Paso Robles

ONGOING 2007 2007 Winery Music Awards Elimination round competition of musicians 4-9pm, 800-838-3006 info@winerymusicawards.com July 14: Stacked Stone Cellars August 11: Booker Winery September 15: Silver Horse Winery Final Competion October 7: River Oaks Hot Springs

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Wine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine Bar Local winemaker featured each week 5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154, Paso Robles www.vinotecawinebar.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 and craft market 8am-12:30pm, 805-237-9254, Paso Robles

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

• June: Paso Robles Art Association - Mixed Media

• July: Artist Gregory Simmons – Watercolors

• August: Pat Cairn - Watercolors

JUNE 29 Singing in the Rain Great American film starring Gene Kelly 7:30pm, $10 includes popcorn & a drink 805-283-4103, Paso Robles www.pasoroblesdowntown.org

JUNE 30 Great Americana Festival & Parade Old fashioned games & food booths 10am-3pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robles www.pasoroblesdowntown.org

JUNE 30 Cinema e Vino Paradiso The Pink Panther at Cass Vineyards Tuscany style dinner, fine wine & a classic film $75, 805-238-0095, Paso Robles www.cinemaevino.com

JULY 4 4th of July at Meridian Vineyards Fabulous fireworks, live music, great food, ice cream, fine wine and more! 6pm, 805-226-7131, Paso Robles www.meridianvineyards.com

JULY 4 All American Pot Luck Get-Together

At Rio Seco Winery

Food, fireworks and fun! Bring a low chair,

picnic and something to share. 6pm, Paso Robles 805-237-8884, www.riosecowine.com

JULY 4 4th of July at Barney Schwartz Park Live music, kids games & fireworks 805-237-3988, www.prcity.com

JULY 6 An Afternoon with Miss Oddette Oddette’s delicious BBQ perfectly paired with fine Meridian Wines at the vineyard 12-5pm, 805-226-7131, Paso Robles www.meridianvineyards.com

JULY 6, 13, 20, 27 Twilight Concerts in the Park Music, wine and hors d’oeuvres 5:30pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robles Sponsored in part by J. Lohr www.pasoroblesdowntown.org

JULY 13 Friday Night Wine and Cheese Event Highway 46 West Wineries “Taste Out” award winning wines held at Doce Robles Winery, $15, 888-8-WINERY Paso Robles, www.paso46westwineries.com

JULY 13 Central Coast Wine Classic Winemaker Dinner at Eberle Winery Guest Chef dinner in the caves, $110, Paso Robles 805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com

JULY 13 Central Coast Wine Classic Guest Chef Dinner at Justin Vineyards & Winery French influenced dishes with field ingredients 6:30pm, $150/$120 Wine Society, 805-238-6932 Paso Robles, www.justinwine.com

JULY 21-22 Basil Festival Basil beer, basil ice cream, great wine, fine cuisine, basil fare, art, live music, herbs & more Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation Lone Madrone Tasting Room & Herb Farm

Paso Robles, 805-238-0845

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Sadie Hawkins Dance/BBQ

6pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robles www.pasoroblesdowntown.org

JULY 21 Opolo Meritage Blending Event Become a winemaker for a day, 3pm 805-238-9593, Paso Robles, www.opolo.com

JULY 21 Cinema e Vino Paradiso A Night at the Opera at Villicana Winery Tuscan style dinner, fine wine & a classic film $75, 805-238-0095, Paso Robles www.cinemaevino.com

JULY 21 Farm and Ranch Expo Farmers’ Market, crafters, wine industry, olive industry, flower growers, local chef demonstrations, FFA and 4-H & much more. 9am-3pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robles www.countryfarmandcraftmarket.com

JULY 21 9th Annual Vineyard Tour & Blending Seminar at EOS Estate Winery Walk in the vineyard with the winemaker, enjoy hot luncheon and embark on a blending session $40, 805-239-2562, www.eosvintage.com

JULY 25 California Mid-State Fair "Blue Jeans & Country Dreams" Steve Miller Band, rodeo, 4H & more, Paso Robles 800-909-FAIR, www.midstatefair.com

JULY 28 Cinema e Vino Paradiso The Big Night at Cass Vineyards Tuscany style dinner, fine wine & a classic film $75, 805-238-0095, Paso Robles www.cinemaevino.com

JULY 28 Al Fresco Dinner at Castoro Cellars Dinner, wine & music in a Tuscany setting 6:30pm, $65, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles www.castorocellars.com

ARROYO GRANDE

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

ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concerts Concerts at the Rotary Bandstand, bring picnic baskets & enjoy a variety of music 1pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande www.arroyograndevillage.org

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

SAN LUIS OBISPO

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

June 29: Choral Festival Welcoming Concert

July 6: East Village Opera Company

July 7: Kathy Griffin

July 14: Mozart Festival

July 22: Mozart Festival

ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31 Hearst Castle Garden Tour Enjoy a special tour of the Hearst Castle focusing on the gardens including Neptune’s pool & wine cellar, San Simeon 800-444-4445, 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 FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves Art, crafts, children’s activities, music & more on beautiful bluffs over looking the ocean 10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, Pismo Beach www.pismochamber.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 San Luis Obispo Art Center Show Constantly rotating exhibits in all media 11am-5pm, 805-481-3991, San Luis Obispo www.sloartcenter.org

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

ONGOING TUESDAYS Wine Down Wednesdays at Taste Featured weekly winery, 10am-9pm 805-269-TASTE, San Luis Obispo, www.taste.com

ONGOING Adventures with Nature Docent guided walks – Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History 805-772-2694, www.ccnha.org

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

ONGOING Morro Bay Art Association Classes, demostrations and workshops 12-3:30pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Bay

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

ONGOING Art Center Collection Rotating exhibits of works by popular artists 10am-5pm, 805-543-8562, San Luis Obispo www.sloartcenter.org

ONGOING Champagne Sunday Brunch on a Cruise Ship 11am-12:30pm, $30, 805-772-2257, Morro Bay

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

ONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Morro Bay Embarcadero Art Walk

Art galleries’ open house receptions

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

ONGOING FRIDAYS

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

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

ONGOING A Murder Mystery Dinner Enjoy parody of the Sopranos with dinner 5pm, 805-489-3875, Spyglass Restaurant Shell Beach, www.murderinmind.com

JUNE 29 - JULY 1 Inagugual California International Choral Festival & Competition Featering national & international choirs 888-223-2787, San Luis Obispo www.californiachoral.org

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JUNE 30 - JULY 2 Art in the Park Vendors display art of all kinds 11am-6pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Bay www.morrobayartassociation.org

JULY 1 – AUGUST 31 Pick Your Own Berries Enjoy treats at scenic Elings Park 5:30-8pm, 805-688-8969, San Luis Obispo

JULY 4 Sand Sculpture Contest & Fireworks BBQ, bingo, parade & fireworks 805-995-1200, Cayucos, www.cayucoschamber.com

July 4 4th of July fireworks on the Pier & Concert Live music, food, clowns & display from the pier 800-331-3779, Pismo Beach

JULY 12 – 15 Wine Country Classic Exciting events throughout the area including new releases, cooking demonstra- tions, auctions, winemaker dinners and more. Various times & locations, 805-544-1285, San Luis Obispo, www.centralcoastclassic.org

JULY 13 – AUGUST 11 Central Coast Shakespeare Festival Classics performed in outdoor theater 805-546-4224, San Luis Obispo www.ccshakes.org

JULY 22 Central Coast Renaissance Festival Carftsman, actors, jugglers and more 10am, 800-688-1477, San Luis Obispo www.hisrev.com

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON

ONGOING Santa Maria Valley Railroad 805-922-7941, Santa Maria, www.smvrr.com Elegant excursions featuring 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 Fridays through October 12 Friday Night Wine Downs at Cottowood Canyon Winery Great music, fine wine, food and fun 805-937-8463, Santa Maria www.cottonwoodcanyon.com

JULY 4 Fireworks Spectacular at Fairpark 8:30pm, 805-925-8824, Santa Maria www.fairpark.com

LOS OLIVOS

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

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Los Olivos Café - Wine Teaser Wednesdays Taste 5 selected wine with appetizers 6:30pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos www.losolivoscafe.com July 11: Vive La France (in honor of Bastille Day) July 18: Vivacious Viogniers July 25: Decadent Dessert Wines August 1: Spanish Sensations (Viva la Fiesta!)

ONGOING FRIDAYS Wildling Art Museum Free Friday Flicks 7pm, 805-688-1082, Los Olivos

ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 30 Art Exhibit at Carina Cellars Enjoy local artist at the tasting room exhibit 11am-5pm, 805-688-2459, Los Olivos www.carinacellars.com

LOMPOC

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

July 7 Purisima People Day Experience Mission life of 1822, 11am, Lompoc 805-733-3713, www.lapurisimamission.org

JULY 19-28 Life Boat Severson Theater, Santa Maria 805-922-8313, www.pcpa.org

SOLVANG

ONGOING LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Lucas & Lewellen Summer Fridays Enjoy wine and cheese pairings with live jazz band "The Buzz" 6-8pm, $10, free to wine club members 888-777-6663, Solvang, www.llwine.com

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PCPA Theater

8pm, 805-922-8313, Solvang, www.pcpa.org

• Through July 15: Company in concert

• Through July 14: The Importance of Being Ernest

July 20-Aug 12: Kiss Me Kate

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

ONGOING Solvang FarmersMarket Fresh produce, flowers and foods 2:30-6pm, 805-962-5354, Solvang www.sbfarmersmarket.org

ONGOING FRIDAYS Complimentary Wine Tasting A local winery featured each week 5:30pm, 800-624-5572, Epicurian Picnic Solvang, www.epicureanpicnic.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 THROUGH AUGUST 12 A Body of Work Art work from the Seyburn Zothian Studio 4pm, 805-686-1211, Elverhoj Museum Solvang, www.elverhoj.org

SANTA YNEZ

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

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

July 5: Creedence Clearwater Revisted

July 12: Lynyrd Skynyrd

JUNE 23 Great Aussie BBQ at Kalyra Exotic BBQ, live music, great wines 1–5pm, $45, 805-693-8864, Santa Ynez www.kalyrawinery.com

JUNE 30 Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association Presents – Stripes & Syrah Includes tastings at 15 member wineries 11am-4pm, 800-563-3183, Santa Ynez Valley www.santaynezwinecountry.com

JUNE 30 Red, White & Blues Concert with Longoria Winery & Buttonwood Vineyard Annual concert at the Buttonwood Pond 805-688-3032, Santa Ynez Valley

JULY 1-31 Buttonwood Celebrates Peaches A month long celebration including pies, ice-cream, preserves and much more 11am-5pm, 805-688-3032, Santa Ynez Valley

JULY 13 Cinema e Vino Paradiso The Seven Year Itch at Gainey Vineyards Tuscan style dinner, fine wine & a classic film

$75, 805-238-0095, Santa Ynez

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SANTA BARBARA

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

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

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

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 Lobero Theatre 805-963-0761, Santa Barbara, www.lobero.com July 3: Music Academy Faculty July 7: The Lovell Sisters July 14: Festival Orchestra July 15: Stephen Stills July 19: Takás Quartet July 22: Thomas Hampson July 28: Vocals Master Class

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

ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9 "Grossology" Impolite Science of the Human Body Exhibit based on a popular children’s book

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

10am-5pm, $8, 805-569-3170, Santa Barbara www.sbnature.org

JUNE 28–29 Kern River Rafting and Wine Dinner 800-323-4234, Kern River

JUNE 30 20th Annual Santa Barbara Wine Festival Featuring fine wines from many local wineries, fabulous wine, food & scenic location 2-5pm, $75, 805-682-4711, www.sbnature.org Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

JULY 4 Santa Barbara Foresters Local 4th of July baseball game 11am, Pershing Park, Santa Barbara

805-684-0657

JULY 4 4th of July at the Santa Barbara Court House Fireworks sponsored by the City of Santa Barbara 8pm, 805-564-5418 www.sbparksandrecreation.com

JULY 7 Yard Sale at Nature Center Benefit for the Cachuma Lake Nature Center $6, 805-693-0691, Lake Cachuma

JULY 7 Out Door Movie-The Goonies 7pm, $10, 805967-1266, Santa Barbara Price includes drink, hotdog and popcorn www.bishopdiego.org

JULY 14 4th Annual Beer Festival & Classic Car Show Great brews & many collector cars 11am, $20, Santa Barbara 805-569-5611, www.elingspark.org

JULY 12-15 US Jr. Olympics Sailing Festival SB Yacht Club host Junior Olympics sailing event 805-965-8112, West Beach, Santa Barbara

JULY 14-15 Santa Barbara French Festival

A fabulous French celebration of cuisine

& culture including a fun poodle parade

11am, 805-564-PARIS, www.frenchfestival.com

JULY 16 Golf for the Cure Benefit Golf, dinner & great prizes at La Cumbre Country club, www.sansum.org 11:30pm, 805-682-7640, Santa Barbara

JULY 20-21 California Wine Festival Santa Barbara Over 70 wineries will pour 200 different wines Various events and tastings around the area 800-850-4370, Santa Barbara

JULY 21 Kids’ Fishing Workshop at Cachuma Lake Fishing workshops for kids on the lawn $6, 805-693-0691, Cachuma Lake

JULY 21 Gross Fest Science in disguise at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, www.sbnature.org 10am-5pm, $8, 805-569-3170, Santa Barbara 800-850-4370, Santa Barbara

JULY 21 Kids’ Fishing Workshop at Cachuma Lake Fishing workshops for kids on the lawn $6, 805-693-0691, Cachuma Lake

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HALTER RANCH

A Carefully Farmed Vineyard on a Ranch Rich with History

T he earliest deed on record for this sprawling ranch in the Adelaida area was to Paso Robles pioneer Edwin Smith in the 1880s. The ranch was later broken up, and in 1943 the MacGill-

livray family purchased the portion that encompassed what is now Halter Ranch. Swiss-born businessman/environmentalist Hansjörg Wyss bought 900 acres of the property in 2000, including the Victorian farmhouse built by Smith. Along with an enthusiastic, hard-working team, Wyss has put more than seven years and much care into his property. In the 250-acre vineyard, each block has been carefully planted to not only the variety best suited for each, but on particular rootstock and with certain clones. Additionally, the farmhouse has been completely reno- vated, and the groundwork has been laid for a new, state-of-the-art winery.

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The estate Halter Ranch Vineyard was initiated in 1996 and has since been expanded to its present 250 acres under the direction of Winegrower Mitch Wyss. His dedication to sustainable farming prac- tices is evident; organic methods of fertilization, weed removal, pest control and mildew protection are used whenever possible. “Sustain- able farming not only respects and protects the land and the people who work it,” says Wyss, “it also results in wines that more eloquently express their provenance.” Wyss applied the same sort of dedication and passion when planting the estate vineyard. There are 19 grape varieties planted in 42 separate vineyard blocks delineated primarily based on soil types, which range from calcareous clay to clay loam with shale deposits.

About 60% are Bordeaux varieties and 40% Rhône varieties, plus a bit of Zinfandel. Selected for their individual characteristics, such as small clusters and berry sizes, Wyss carefully chose multiple clones (genetic variations) and rootstocks for each variety. Additionally, the vines occupy the steepest, most south-facing slopes on the property, which reach an elevation of 1800 feet and provide excellent water drainage and sun exposure. These slopes are also rich in limestone, a feature of many of the world’s finest vineyards. When these conditions synergis- tically come together (well-drained soils, low-yielding clones and high-density plantings), small crops of intensely flavored fruit are the result; the prerequisite for making superb wines.

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The wide range of varieties grown in their estate vineyard affords Winemaker Bill Sheffer the opportunity to produce not only wines of

a single variety like Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon but also creative

blends like his Ranch Red. Sheffer’s wines are rich and genuine, each expressing varietal char- acter as well as the unique attributes of the estate vineyard. “My aim with these wines is to make them drinkable upon release,” he says, “but also to balance them with powerful depth and concentration, allowing them to age well in the bottle.” Current releases include 2004 Syrah, 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 Viognier, and a 2006 Rhône style Rosé. The 2003 Synthesis Estate Reserve, Sheffer’s choice of the

optimum blend from the best red wine lots of the vintage, will be released in the fall. All and more are available at www.halterranch.com, but better yet, visit the tasting room and get a feel of what Halter Ranch

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Located about ten miles west of downtown Paso Robles on Adelaida Road, a visit to Halter Ranch is like taking a step back in time. The 19th century Victorian farmhouse stands as a welcoming beacon, with serenely beautiful gardens wrapping around the porches on all sides. The tasting room sits just behind, with plenty of relaxing space to leisurely enjoy wine tastes inside at the bar, or out in the garden. The rest of the property is dotted with old barns and massive oaks. In fact, the largest Coast Live Oak in the world lives right in the vineyard. Tours are available by advance appointment, and include much information about the sustainably farmed vineyard and the historic ranch. Contact Tasting Room Manager Genoa Riley at (805) 226-9455 for details. Tasting room hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to Halter Ranch wines, books on food and wine, logo apparel, gift items and locally crafted olive oils are offered. Selected deli items, including meats, cheeses, olives, dried fruits and nonalcoholic beverages are available, making a picnic in garden completely irresistible.

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WINERY FEATURE WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK K ENNETH V OLK V INEYARDS Coming Around Full Circle

KENNETH VOLK VINEYARDS

Coming Around Full Circle

by Mark Storer

W hen one thinks of Central Coast wines, one automatically thinks of Paso Robles, certainly. San Luis

Obispo has made a name for itself in its rela- tively small growing area as well. Santa Ynez comes to mind and so do Los Olivos and the Santa Rita Hills and those are the primary areas most consumers think about when it comes to Santa Barbara County. In fact, Santa Barbara County grows a large majority of its grapes in the Santa Maria

Valley, north of Los Olivos, south of San Luis Obispo and east of the self-proclaimed “All- American” city, Santa Maria. This is Wine Country and the list of vineyards here read like a who’s who of Central Coast farming:

Cambria’s Katherine’s Vineyard, Bien Nacido, Rancho Sisquoc, Garey Vineyard. The first Vinifera grapes to come to Santa Barbara County were grown right here as well. So it is fitting that one of the names synonymous with Central Coast winemaking came here to open his eponymous winery. Ken Volk – the man who made Wild Horse, has come to Santa Maria. Purchasing what was the orig-

inal Byron winery and after that, a Robert Mondavi property, Volk bought the “fixer- upper” on Tepusquet Canyon, above the creek and reinvented his wines and his company. “This is some of the nicest soil in Santa Barbara County,” says Volk who speaks excit- edly when he talks about wine. “The frac- tured rock and sandy soils give us great drainage and produce really nice fruit.” Volk’s 12-acre winery has its own vineyard of four acres and it’s all Chardonnay. To be sure, Volk is making Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a limted amount of Syrah, but he is able to tap into all of the vineyards in this area and is creating wines that he says, “just don’t get the recognition that they should.” Grapes like Malvasia Bianca and Verdelho are just some of the varietals Volk is making this year. If Gary Eberle is the Central Coast’s Godfather of wine, then Kenneth Volk is the heir apparent. A renaissance winemaker who majored in fruit science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, a major which is now tied in to the new wine and viticulture program. Volk’s prior winery has been a training ground for what he estimates is around 15 head wine-

makers and operations mangers at various facilities. His farming interests go well beyond the vineyard, too, and into heirloom varieties of various vegetables and fruits. He has a habit of making big changes to get the job done. When he purchased the Kenneth Volk Winery, for example, the hillside that over- looks the creek was covered in poison oak. “I’m pretty fair skinned and this stuff eats me up. So, I found a couple of workers who were immune to poison oak, believe it or not, and I paid them to literally repel down the hillside and tear out all the poison oak. We replaced it with some native sage and manzanita that we got out of Las Palitas nursery in Santa Margarita.” Ever the fruit-scientist, Volk goes all over the Central Coast in search of grapes he wants. But now that he is in Santa Barbara County, so much of the fruit he gets from the area arrives at his winery earlier in the day. “When we were in Templeton, I was lucky to get the fruit by two in the afternoon. Now during harvest, I get it as early as 6 a.m.,” he says. The added advantage, of course, is that

See Kenneth Volk Vineyards, page 25

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16th Annual Basil Festival Set for July 21 and 22

An action-packed weekend is planned for the 16th annual Basil Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22 at Lone Madrone Herb Farm & Tasting Room. 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 all proceeds will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. 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 certifi- cates. For entry forms, contact Maureen Herrera at (805) 238-0845 or email Maureen@lonemadrone.com. Crowd judging in the pesto contest begins at noon. 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. Contest entries must be received by 10 a.m., with a minimum of two cups of pesto in a container marked with the contestant name, phone and email address. Winners’ recipes will be published locally. 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 available for purchase as part of the fundraiser. Sunday is Family Day at the Basil Festival, with lots of activities for kids. Available will be a Make a Wish quilt project, with squares of fabric for people to create colorful messages. These squares will be assembled into a quilt at a later date by the Almond Country Quilters and then auctioned off. Children can also make flowered hats and bead bracelets, and everyone who buys a four-inch potted plant may paint a pot to put it in. Steve Crouch and friends will offer story telling, and there will be honey tasting and demonstrations about composting. Adults can participate in Lone Madrone wine tasting, try three types of basil beer provided by Firestone and taste herbal wines. 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). It is our hope that the Basil Festival will raise $5,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation, which will grant a wish for a local child. For more event information, contact Maureen Herrera at Lone Madrone, (805) 238-0845.

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WINE COUNTRY NEWS WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK M INASSIAN -Y OUNG Big Wines from a Family

MINASSIAN-YOUNG

Big Wines from a Family Winery in a Serene Setting

A s you drive along Peachy Canyon

Road you experience a different kind

of silence. Roll the windows down and

listen for the distant sound of a tractor and the smell of the dry grass fields. The twisting road leads you past families of quail bobbing

across your path, and it slows you down. As you experience these sights and sounds you will also glimpse the geology that has made Paso Robles famous. Limestone soil is known throughout the world to be a highly desirable component for cultivating fine wine grapes. It is no surprise when you find the entrance to Minassian-Young Vineyards you notice a dry stack wall of the calcareous rocks that abound here. Proceeding up the driveway of this small family vineyard you pass 27-year- old head-pruned vines, your views of the Zinfandel vineyard unfold. The vineyard is dry farmed, or farmed only with the rainfall from that year, “Which not only makes big wines but truly reflects the climate of that year,” according to David Young the propri- etor, winemaker and vineyard manager. Park your car at the crest of the hill and you will have a sweeping panorama of the vineyards and walnut orchards along with the

ambling Peachy Canyon Road below. When you enter the tasting room, the persimmon painted walls draw you in to a bright and vibrant mood. “I modeled the tasting room after my sister’s dining room in San Francisco; it has such great warmth and interest to it.” Inside this lovely room you will be greeted with a warm welcome and offered a sample of their latest releases. The name Minassian-Young comes from the surnames of David’s parents. Christine was born in the Far East; her heritage is Armenian, English and Burmese. After trav- eling to London and then settling in Cali- fornia she met and married Conrad, whose Scottish ancestor left a small village near Glasgow to build sawmills in Vancouver and then helped settle Hawaii. They met at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and have kept the ties to the area and school for more than 40 years. David chose the name to represent both sides of the family. Currently Minassian-Young is producing Rhônes, Zinfandels, Bordeauxs and a few Spanish style blends. “The Central Coast is great because there are cool- and warm- weather climates allowing us to focus on a

wide range of varietals. Our basic wine philosophy is to do no harm, if we and our winegrowers have done their jobs right, the grapes should be near perfect, and we try to maintain that integrity through the wine making process. We are really excited having entered in the first year of our organic certifi- cation.” David tells that summer is a favorite time of year because “it is our last chance to let our hair down before harvest.” The winery’s next event is “August Moon in the Adelaida School House” (August 25). The event will feature all sixteen Far Out Wineries pouring collabora- tive blends of eight different wines. “This is just a good old-fashioned barbecue in Wine Country.” Before you leave, take a last look at the winery and surroundings. If you are lucky a hawk will swoop by, his feathered wings take him just above the vines stitched along the hills. You can’t imagine this spot should ever be anything but the family winery it is. Minassian-Young is at 4045 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (805) 238-7571.

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Classical Theater Under the Stars, July 13-August 18

The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival invites you to partake in a summer of clas- sical theatre under the stars, July 13th through August 18th. This year features one of Shakespeare’s original villains, Richard the Third, a man whose ambition and bloodthirsty ways are matched only by the relish and delight he takes in murdering his way to the throne. In repertory with this

in murdering his way to the throne. In repertory with this dry-witted villain is Shakespeare’s beloved

dry-witted villain is Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, The Taming of the Shrew – an hilarious and touching battle of the sexes where true love emerges victorious. Both shows are performed outdoors in beautiful Avila Valley at Bellevue Santa Fe Charter School which is located at 1401 San Luis Bay Drive. Directions are posted on the website at ccshakes.org. Guests are encouraged to bring low back lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic meal to enjoy during the show. All evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinee’s begin at 5 p.m. The box office will open one half hour before each performance. Remember – it can get chilly after the sun goes down so be sure to bring warm clothing Tickets are $20 for general admission, $17 for seniors and students with valid ID. Group rates available for parties of 8 or more. Tickets for all shows are available at the door. Partial

Tickets for all shows are available at the door. Partial proceeds from ticket sales go to

proceeds from ticket sales go to benefit Bellevue Santa Fe Charter School. Cash or personal checks are accepted. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Adult tickets are $14, seniors are $10 and ages 6-12 are $8. Under age 6 are free. For more information visit the website at www.slofaire.com.

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P e r f e c t by Len Napolitano Baileyana Tasting Room CHICKEN BREASTS WITH
P e r f e c t by Len Napolitano Baileyana Tasting Room CHICKEN BREASTS WITH
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by Len Napolitano

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Baileyana Tasting Room

CHICKEN BREASTS WITH PEAR CHUTNEY

The combination of brown sugar and white wine vinegar balances the chutney flavors to marry perfectly with Baileyana Grand Firepeak Cuvee Chardonnay.

• 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided

• 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

• Salt

• Pepper

• 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped

• 1/3 cup red pepper, finely chopped

• 2 tablespoons brown sugar

• 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

• 1 tablespoon white wine

• 2 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped

• 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

• 2 cups pears, Bosc or Bartlett, cored and chopped (about 2 pears)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper to taste and sauté in pan until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Remove to plate and cover. Reduce heat to medium and add 1 teaspoon olive oil. Sauté onion and red pepper for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add sugar, vinegar, wine, sage, mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add pear and increase heat back to medium. Cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until pear is tender. Place chicken breasts in pan on top of chutney. Cover loosely with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Serve chicken breast with chutney spooned over top.

Serves 6

Serve chicken breast with chutney spooned over top. Serves 6 P a i r s Winemaker

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Winemaker Christian Roguenant
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Christian Roguenant

Baileyana Grand Firepeak Cuvee Chardonnay Perfectly Paired with Chicken Breasts with Pear Chutney

Situated in a region known for long summer days and distinctive evening fog, the grapes for the Grand Firepeak Cuvee Chardonnay ripened at lower than usual ripeness in 2005 due to an extremely cool September. Thus, the citrus flavors come through without the high alcohol, and with a firm acidic structure. The result: a style reminiscent of genuine white Burgundy. Pairing this wine with a Chicken Breasts with Pear Chutney recipe balances the sweetness from the chutney with the acidity of the wine, a match that is guaranteed to refresh during dinner on the patio on a warm summer evening. “Leading with rich pineapple and hints of pear, this wine is crisp, fresh and lively,” says winemaker Christian Roguenant. “Our trademark mineral qualities exist, along with lime and other citrus characteristics.” Baileyana focuses on making Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah from their estate Firepeak Vineyard, planted to many new French clones. It runs right up to the base of Islay Mountain, only four miles as the seagull flies from the Pacific Ocean. The soils here are heavily influenced by layers of fossilized seashells left behind 25 million years back when the seas rose at the end of the last Ice Age. The soils are made more complex by eroded volcanic rock. The Baileyana tasting room is located at the restored historic one-room Independence Schoolhouse built in the heart of the Edna Valley in 1909. It provides a selection of gourmet food, specially selected fine gifts and apparel, and a picnic area where you can enjoy a leisurely game of croquet or bocce ball with the family. The tasting room is located at: 5828 Orcutt Road San Luis Obispo. Visit them online at www.baileyana.com.

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California Wine Festival Hits the Beach in Santa Barbara

The ever-popular California Wine Festival is gearing up for its 2007 events, July 20-21 in Santa Barbara. Hundreds of premium California wines, delicious local gourmet foods and live blues music will all be served up at the edge of the blue Pacific in sunny Santa Barbara! The prestigious events attract major local sponsors who recog- nize the popularity of wine events and their ability to draw an upscale crowd of food and wine lovers. They lend their clout and support to the benefit of deserving charities like Foodbank of Santa Barbara County and Aeromedicos of Santa Barbara. The elegant outdoor “Sunset Reserve and Rare Wine Tasting” event is scheduled on Friday night, July 20. Last year’s Rare Wine Tasting was “standing room only” on Santa Barbara’s picturesque Stearns Wharf. Live smooth jazz accompanied the festivities as lucky ticket holders sampled dozens of rare vintage wines, chilled sparklers and sophisticated cuisine from many of the areas fine restaurants. Since the wines served are extremely rare and allocated, only 500 tickets are available to this prestigious evening event. Indi- vidual tickets can be purchased for $100. Most wine lovers wanting tickets to the Rare Wine Event opt for the “VIP Weekend Pass” offering a $50 savings and priority entrance to Friday and

offering a $50 savings and priority entrance to Friday and Saturday events. Tickets for the wine

Saturday events. Tickets for the wine festivals purchased online in advance are $55, $65 at the gate. A limited number of VIP Weekend Passes are available at $125, saving $40 per ticket off the regular price! The VIP Weekend Pass privileges include:

• Entry to both festival events (Rare Wine Tasting/ Wine Festival)

• One hour preview-entrance to Wine Festival (before general public)

• Free oversized CWF logo wine glass

• Save 35% on festival tickets (Advance sales online and select retail outlets only.) Contact Don Fritzen for more information, 1-800-850-4370 or emaill don@touringandtasting.com.

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JUSTIN VINEYARDS & WINERY

by Dave Wilcox

H igh upon a hill overlooking the vine- yards of Justin Vineyards & Winery is a majestic 15,000-square-foot

chateau, built by owners Justin and Deborah Baldwin, that underscores their dedication to produce world-class Bordeaux-style wines. It’s a reminder that no corners are cut at Justin, and those lofty standards certainly extend to the winery’s tasting room. From the polished copper tasting bars and limestone floors to the handsome display of wines in wooden bins, the Justin tasting room evokes a classy, yet relaxed atmosphere. Seth Engel, the tasting room manager who’s been with Justin for almost five years, said the winery is generally not just another stop on a day of wine tasting for most visitors. Part of that is due to Justin’s reputation for producing world-class wines, and partly because the winery and vineyards are nestled in the rolling hills on the western edge of the Paso Robles Wine Country. Near the end of a twisting, undulating two-lane country road, Justin is no spur-of- the-moment visit.

Many of those sampling wines at the Justin tasting room, said Engel, “are passionate about wine and are determined to find us.” In other words, “they are looking for the good stuff.” A flight of five tastings is available at $5 per person. On the day I visited, Engel poured a crisp 2006 Sauvignon Blanc, followed by a Chardonnay of the same vintage, a 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2005 Syrah. The ultimate sample was of a 2006 Deborah’s Delight, which is indeed a delightful blend of Orange Muscat and Viognier. With the naturally beautiful surroundings of the Paso Robles countryside enhanced by a stunning English garden, guests often linger on the Justin grounds. Picnickers can purchase from an eclectic array of cheeses sold at the tasting room. A couple and their young son sat beside a small pool that can be used by guests in one of the four suites of the JustInn. You can enhance the tasting experience – and gain a greater appreciation of the wine- making process – with a winery tour. Tours, offered twice daily for $10, last about an hour. Sharing his experience and opinions, guide

James Musto combines enthusiasm and knowledge to make for a memorable visit. A highlight is walking through some of the 17,000 square feet of caves the Baldwins excavated when they built their facility, where many barrels are now stored. A handful of cracks lining the cave walls are a reminder of the December 2003 earthquake that shook the Paso Robles area. Dramatically housed at the end of one corridor within the caves is the Isosceles Library. There, reminiscent of the great French Chateau wineries, are stored for posterity approximately 250 bottles of each Isosceles vintage beginning with 2000. Justin Vineyards and Winery tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours of the winery are offered daily by appointment at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Justin Wine Society members receive complimentary tast- ings and tours, 20% discount and many other benefits. The tasting room is 11680 Chimney Rock Road. From Paso Robles, take Nacimiento Lake Road to Chimney Rock Road. For more information, call (805) 238- 6932 or 1-800-726-0049 or visit the website at www.justinwine.com.

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2007 Winery Music Awards Competition Opens

The 2007 Winery Music Awards competition, the Paso Robles- based showcase of original music artists from across the US and Canada who are unsigned with major record labels, kicked off its five-concert series of competitions in June with five female artists competing for a spot at the final competition in October and a chance to win prizes, cash and a breakthrough recording contract. The June event was held at Maloy O’Neill Vineyards in Paso Robles and featured a variety of musical genres, including pop, rock, country and folk, performed by artists from Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Portland, OR. “We are very excited about the caliber of talent that we have playing at this summer’s competition,” says Kathy Kelly, producer of the Winery Music Awards. “It just happened that all of the first five artists were female because of how the schedule worked out, but the July through September Elimination Rounds will be fairly balanced between male and female artists.”

A panel of notable judges influential in the music, entertain-

ment and wine industries votes its choices for best artists of the competition. Artists are judged in the categories of originality, musicianship and, most importantly, marketability to the wine- consuming market. The competition is open to the music genres of: jazz, rock, blues, new age, acoustic, country, folk, soft rock, reggae and adult contemporary. June artists were Kerri Dopart, San Diego, CA, Rocky Gaines, Los Angeles, CA; Debra Arlyn, Portland, OR; Shannon Curtis, Sacramento, CA and Kimberly Jean, Los Angeles, CA.

The results of each Elimination Round concert are posted on the Winery Music Awards website, www.winerymusicawards.com. “The atmosphere is both relaxed and filled with excitement at the same time. Hearing relatively unknown artists perform wonderful music is like tasting a new wine for the first time and absolutely loving it – both moments are experiences to be savored. When you take everything into account – the music, the wine, the

winery atmosphere, and the chance to see and hear possibly the next Platinum seller, this truly is a unique and exciting event,” adds Kelly. Ticket information is also available on the website, or by calling

1-800-838-3006.

A total of twenty unsigned, original music artists compete at the

Winery Music Awards Semi-Final Elimination Round concerts, held on one Saturday each month from June to September, with the final competition on Sunday, October 7. Founded and produced by Kathy Kelly Productions, Inc., the competition was created out of the growing popularity of quality musical performances at many wineries throughout California. Artist performances are judged by music and entertainment industry professionals in the categories of originality, musicianship and marketability to the prime wine-consuming market, men and

women aged 21-54 The Grand Prize winner of the previous Winery Music Awards competition, held in 2005, was Arroyo Grande’s rock group, Threes and Nines, who is releasing their first CD this year after winning a recording contract with RNB Music (www.rnbtunes.com), a Los Angeles-based record label. The group’s self-titled CD, will be distributed worldwide by Fontana Distribution, a division of Universal Music. A second CD, titled Blend, featuring a compilation of many of the 2005 artists complete with artist bios and liner notes on the Paso Robles Wine Region, will also be released by RNB Music this summer and will be available for sale at all Winery Music Awards concerts and the website.

summer and will be available for sale at all Winery Music Awards concerts and the website.

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July 13th Friday Night Wine and Cheese

The Highway 46 West Wineries Group is having another great Friday night Wine and Cheese Event. The group of 13 wineries will be tasting will taste award-winning wines. Great cheese and breads will be available for tasting to complement the wine. The event will be held at Doce Robles Winery on Friday, July 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. The admission for the event is $15 per person and $25 per couple, tickets sold at the door. The Grapeline will be taking reservations for transportation to and from the event. For more infor- mation, call 1-888-8-WINERY.

About Highway 46 West Wineries Group

In 2004, thirteen wineries on Highway 46 West formed the Highway 46 West Wineries Group. This group was formed to promote the tasting rooms of the beautiful west side and to make people aware of the uniqueness of 46 West and the wines produced there. Paso Robles Wine Country is as unique and inviting as the people who have dedicated themselves to nurturing the vineyards and crafting fine wines. Visitors to Highway 46 West find the road less traveled is often marked by the thrill of discovery in this uncongested region. It’s an area where hospitality is first among a long list of qualities … where being friends and neighbors is as important as producing stellar wines. Highway 46 West is one thread that weaves among the vineyards and wineries connecting longtime estates with exciting new producers. Rolling hills, majestic oaks and lush vineyards await the wine lover at every turn. The tasting rooms of Highway 46 West invite you to enjoy our neighborhood, relax under the spell of our friendly environment and savor life while sipping our spectacular wines. The participating wineries consist of Brian Benson Cellars, Castoro Cellars, Dark Star Cellars, Doce Robles, Eagle Castle, Fratelli Perata, Grey Wolf, Hunt Cellars, JanKris Winery, Midnight Cellars, Peachy Canyon, Windward Vineyard and Rotta Winery and are all included on the 46 West Passport. The passport is your map to the Westside, including descriptions and hours for each winery. Just like a travel passport you will get a unique stamp from each winery. Once you get 7 stamps you will receive a beautifully designed poster of all the participating wineries labels. When your passport is full with all thirteen stamps, your gift is another poster signed by all of the winemakers and entry into a quarterly drawing for prizes from a weekend stay at one of the groups hotel sponsors to a guided tasting tour. Throughout the year the group puts on other events such as Tax Revolt Weekend and West Fest. West Fest is the big event of the year. All thirteen wineries come together to pour great wines while guests listen to blues music and enjoy delicious food from local caterers. For more information, check out the 46 West Wineries website at

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Vi sit some of the newest a nd most exciting wine ries on California’s Central
Vi sit some of the newest a nd most exciting
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PENMAN SPRINGS VINEYARD Penman Springs Vineyard is an artisan wine farm de- dicated to producing

PENMAN SPRINGS VINEYARD

Penman Springs Vineyard is an artisan wine farm de- dicated to producing the finest grapes possible. We grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sarah, Petite Sarah and Muscat Blanc. A select portion of these grapes is crafted into award winning table and dessert wines.

Taste the Art Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm (closed January) 1985 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles 805-237-7959 | www.penmansprings.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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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 with a warm Hacienda-style tasting room. 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

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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

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Penman Springs Follows the Tradition of Fine Wines

Established in 1996, Penman Springs’ artisan vineyard is 40 acres of beautiful hilltop overlooking the east side of Paso Robles. The prop- erty was previously home to two other premium labels, and judging from Penman Springs first releases, the tradition of fine wine produc- tion is in good hands. Toni and Sharon Baron planted the first grapevines on the prop- erty in 1981, and established Baron Vineyards as part of a joint venture with Kolb Vineyards across Union Road. A former fireman, Baron continues to produce his “Fire House” red and white wines, which understandably enjoy a loyal following in fire stations across the country. In the early 1990s, Gary and Becky Porter joined with Joseph and Shirlene Barton to purchase the vineyard and renamed it Grey Wolf Cellars and Vineyards. (The Bartons have since moved Grey Wolf Cellars to its current location on Highway 46 West). Gary decided the future of the property lay in red wine production and decided to graft over the existing Sauvignon Blanc vines to Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. He also created a beautiful one-acre terraced vineyard that has matured to produce rich Merlot fruit. The property’s new life as Penman Springs started in 1996, when Carl and Beth McCasland made farming their future and moved their

HANSEN VINEYARDS

HANSEN VINEYARDS As a small boutique winery, we offer ultra-premium hand-made wines produced in small lots

As a small boutique winery, we offer ultra-premium hand-made wines produced in small lots from our family-owned winery and vineyard. Visit our uniquely rustic tasting room and experience some serious wine, talk with the owner/winemaker and enjoy the relaxing family atmosphere.

Daily 11:30 am-5pm 5575 El Pomar Drive, Templeton

805-233-8412

www.hansenwines.com

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, pâte and specialty food. 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 Dusty Lehigh Friday thru Sunday.

Open Monday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm 7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles 805-239-1730 | www.casswines.com

two high school girls to Paso Robles. For Carl, it was a return to his boyhood dream, albeit via the somewhat circuitous route of San Fran- cisco, Plymouth, Michigan and El Paso, Texas. A serious student and successful businessman, Carl read every available book and article, took every class offered, and began to see a clear vision of the future for Penman Springs Vineyard. He tested soils and leaves, consulted with experts, began to enrich the soils where he determined neces- sary, developed new wells, refurbished existing trellises and replanted missing vines. Carl also looked for ways to expand the vineyards. In addition to expanding upon the existing Merlot vines, he planted a five-acre block of Syrah and replanted five acres of existing vineyards to Petite Sirah. The McCaslands realized the first harvest of those varieties in 2000 and 2001, respectively. After carefully planning the changes in the vineyard, Carl planned the winemaking in an equally methodical fashion. He found a small stemmer, crusher and small bladder press, and in the fall of 1998, Carl and Winemaker Larry Roberts began “the crush” with Penman Springs’ own Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The 1998 vintages offered, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat Blanc and Chardonnay. A dessert Muscat patterned after the great Australian fortified Muscats was released in 2001, and future plans include vari- etal releases of Syrah and Petite Sirah. The McCaslands invite you to their tasting room to taste the wines, wander the vineyard and enroll as a “Pen Pal” wine club member.

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

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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Music, Art, BBQ & Trolley Tours at Salisbury Vineyards

Salisbury Vineyards recently announced the start of “Schoolhouse Rock 2007” at the tasting room in the Old Schoolhouse in Avila Valley. The place will be rocking with House Red Band on the patio from 1 to 4 p.m. Barbecue fare will be available for purchase and a trolley tour of Avila Vineyards takes place at 4 p.m. Join them for a Sunday afternoon of wine tasting, music, art and wine education! Schoolhouse Rock is every other Sunday through October. The Salisbury Vineyards’ tasting room is in the Old Schoolhouse located at 6985 Ontario Road between the two Avila exits. Call (805) 595- 9463 for more information.

About Salisbury Vineyards

John Salisbury – a farmer and wine-grape grower whose roots go all the way up to the Sacramento Delta area where the Salisbury family has been farming in Walnut Grove, CA since 1850 – began growing grapes in the Paso Robles area in 1997. In 2000, he began renovation on the old Santa Fe schoolhouse, an area landmark and a multiple-use facility for many years. “My father, John, is a great visionary,” says Jennifer Rucks, “and could see the schoolhouse as an

ideal location far before anyone else! His role has been the most instrumental to this ‘dream.’” In May of 2005, the work completed, Salisbury opened up the facility under the Salisbury Vineyards name. Now, the old schoolhouse is open for tasting of Salisbury’s wine seven days a week. Jennifer and her husband, Kevin (also a professional skateboarder) work with John Salisbury in maintaining all operations. With their two children and a past filled with varied and diverse career interests like skatepark owners, artists, and now vintners, the two have made a home here in SLO County in this unique facility. The tasting room also has a gallery, Salisbury Fine Art, owned by her mother, Maridel Salisbury and represents more than 150 recog- nized artists nationally and even internationally. The wines of Salisbury are as varied and diverse as is the family and the tasting room features the family’s Pinot Noir, cool-climate Syrah, Paso Robles Zinfandel, Chardonnay and even some Cabernet. There are some truly unique wines as well, like Pinot Naturale – not quite a rosé of Pinot Noir, but definitely a nice warm-weather sipper.

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it gives this consummate winemaker the chance to work more effi- ciently and effectively. “We run a 24-hour operation, especially during harvest, and it’s nice to be closer to the vineyards I’m using.” Still, Volk gets Bordeaux varietals from the Paso Robles area as well as Viognier from Templeton. His truck and his dog Lola, along with four other dogs, are well traveled over the vineyards of the Central Coast. Coming full-circle back to Santa Barbara County, Volk is happier with his lot now. “If I’ve learned anything in the wine business, I don’t show it because I got back into it,” he laughs. “I like a chal- lenge, though – and I like to experiment and try new things.” At Wild Horse, Volk was spending more and more time on the admin- istrative side of the business and that isn’t what he wanted. “But now, I spend 60% of my time in the vineyards and the winery.” Volk also spends a good deal of time at his alma mater, Cal Poly. He is working on the fundraising and planning side of building a

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research winery at the university. The curriculum has been approved and now, he’s working on getting instructors and staff hired. “That’s hard, though because the cost of living versus what the university is paying is pretty steep.” He is a tireless recruiter and advocate for the university and the new winery gives him a chance to be more involved there. “I’m fortunate enough to have a strong operations manager in Michael Brughelli and a good staff,” says Volk. His role is not only winery owner, but winemaker as well. “We’re pretty lean, but we’re where we need to be at this point in time.” Focusing on sales and marketing, Volk has partnered with several distributors in various places across the United States where he wants his wines to have a presence. “I want to try to keep this so that it’s still fun and manageable,” he says. “I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself.” Volk’s family is based in San Luis Obispo and time with them is important, too. “But I may start another winery in Paso Robles and I have some other ideas as well.” It’s no surprise, then, that the man who invented Wild Horse – and reinvented himself – still has a little of that wildness left in him. You can visit Kenneth Volk Vineyards at 5230 Tepusquet Road in

Santa Maria Friday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call (805) 938-7896 or visit the website at www.volkwines.com

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Santa Ynez Valley Wineries Present ‘Stars, Stripes and Syrah’

The Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association presents its popular “Stars, Stripes and Syrah” wine tasting passport event on Saturday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrating our nation’s independence this event will be hosted by 13 award-winning Santa Ynez Valley wineries. Passport guests will enjoy tasting premium wines and also have the opportunity to speak with vintners and wine- makers. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served to passport holders throughout the day. Participating wineries include, Alexander and Wayne, Arthur Earl, Bridlewood Winery, Buttonwood Farm Winery, Daniel Gehrs Wines, Lincourt, Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, Mandolina, Presidio Winery, Rideau Vineyard, Royal Oaks Winery, Stolpman Vineyard and Sunstone Vineyard & Winery. Tickets to the passport event are just $35 per person, which includes tasting at 13 wineries and a Wine Country logo glass. Each of the wineries will also honor free wine tasting on Sunday, July 1, when

the logo glass is presented. Passport tickets will be sold through phone or fax request through 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29. On the day of the event walk-ins can purchase passports at Arthur Earl or Alexander and Wayne in Los Olivos, Lucas & Lewellen Vineyard in Solvang and Bridlewood Winery. Come on out to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and join us for a day of wine tasting, food and fun! For more information or passport order forms, call the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association at 800-563-3183 or get download- able order form from website: www.santaynezwinecountry.com. Coming Saturday, September 29 – “Harvest Moon Roundup” – wine tasting, dinner and dancing. Participating wineries include Arthur Earl, Alexander and Wayne, Bridlewood Winery, Buttonwood Farm Winery, Daniel Gehrs Wines, Lincourt Wines, Lucas & Lewellen Vineyard, Mandolina, Presidio Winery, Rideau Vineyard, Royal Oaks Winery, Stolpman Vineyard and Sunstone Vineyard & Winery

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Oo La La! The 20th Annual French Festival in Santa Barbara

Smiling families dine at sidewalk cafés with checkered tableclothes and umbrellas. Starry-eyed couples toast each other with wine. Artists wearing bérets paint at their easels. The air is filled with music, laughter and the tempting aromas of French cuisine. Surely this must be France? Actually, it’s the 20th Annual French Festival in Santa Barbara, Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15 (Bastille Day Weekend), from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Santa Barbara’s Oak Park. Admission is free. While Parisians celebrate the French Revolution 8,000 miles away, Californians will revel in the sights, sounds, foods and joie de vivre of France at the largest French celebration in the Western United States. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend. It’s where America celebrates France! Non-stop free entertainment fills three stages, including cancan, Moroccan belly dancers, grand opera, hot jazz a la Django Reinhardt, the Femmes Fatales Drag Review, French Tahitian dance, African drumming and dance, Carribbean komba music, and cabaret music in the tradition of Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier and Josephine Baker. Wandering mimes, jugglers and accordion players will perform throughout the crowd. There’s also lots for the kids to do. Dozens of chefs prepare fine French food. Enjoy Perrier, Kronen- bourg French beer, wine, Champagne, Calistoga and soft drinks.

Sunday afternoon is the famous Poodle Parade, a promenade of canine topiary under the festival’s huge Eiffel Tower. C’est magnifique! Win a trip for two to Paris on Air France. The festival is sponsored by Perrier, TV5Monde, Contrex, HiddenProvence.com, and Calistoga. The French Festival is Santa Barbara’s first non-smoking festival! For more information call (805) 564-PARIS (805-564-7274), or go to www.frenchfestival.com.

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

 

Chateau Margene –Creston

Sa-Su

Adelaida Cellars –PasoRobles

Daily 11-5

   

4385

La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321

12-6

X

X

 
 

5805Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 1-800-676-1232

X

X

X

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

Daily

Christian Lazo –SanMiguel

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11-5

X

X

249 10th Street, Suite A; 805-467-2672 10-5

X

X

 

Weekends

 
 

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

12-5

X

X

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

Daily

Chumeia Vineyards –PasoRobles

Daily

 

11-5

X

X

X

8331

Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102

10-5

X

X

 

Anglim Winery –PasoRobles 750 Pine St; 805-227-6813

Th-Mo

11-5:30

X

X

Carmody McKnight Estate Wines –PasoRobles 11240ChimneyRockRd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X X

 

Clautiere Vineyard –PasoRobles 1340PenmanSprings Rd; 805-237-3789

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12-5

X

X

Arroyo Robles –PasoRobles 73912thSt; 877759-WINE

ClosedTu

Daily 11-7

X

X

Casa de Caballos Vineyard – Templeton

 

Dark Star Cellars –PasoRobles 2985AndersonRd; 805-237-2389

Fr-Su

 

2225 Raymond Avenue; 805-434-1687

Daily 11-5

 

X

X

 

10:30-5

X

X

 

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

Fr-Su

10-5

By

Appt

X

X

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

 

Denner Vineyards & Winery –PasoRobles

 
 

Daily 11-6

 

X

X

5414VineyardDr; 805-239-4287

Sa-Su12-4

X

X

     
 

Bear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles By Appt. &

 

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

Daily

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

Daily

1227ParkSt; 805-238-4329

Some Weekends

X

X

10-5:30

X

X

10-5:30

X

X

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

Fr-Su

Cayucos Cellars –Cayucos 131NOceanAve; 805-995-3036

We-Su11-5:30

 

Donatoni Winery –PasoRobles

Sa-Su12-5

10-5

X

X

ClosedTu

X

X

3225

Township Rd; 805-226-0620

Or By Appt

X

 

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

Daily

Changala Winery – Templeton 422 Main St; 805-238-0421

Sa 11:30-5

By

Dover Canyon Winery –PasoRobles Th-Su

 

10-5

X

X

Su 12-4

Appt

X

X

4520VineyardDr; 805-237-0101

11-5

X

Black Hand – San Miguel 1735 Nygren Rd; 805-712-WINE

By

Charlie Wine Cellars –Templeton

Daily

Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery –PasoRobles

 

Appt.

X

X

2900VineyardDr; 805-434-1030 9-5

 

X

X

1953

Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763

Daily 10-5:30

X

X

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Eagle Castle Winery PasoRobles

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

Daily

Eberle Winery –PasoRobles

Daily

 

3810

Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607

10-5

X

X

X

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

Th-Mo

12-7

X

X

EOS Estate Winery –PasoRobles

Daily

 

5625

Hwy 46 East; 805-239-2562

10-5

X

X

X

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

Daily

10-7:30

X

X

 

Firestone Vineyard –PasoRobles Hwy 46 East; 805-688-3940

Daily

10-5

X

X

Five Rivers Winery – Paso Robles

By

8998NorthRiver Rd; 805-467-0192 Appt

 

Four Vines Winery –Templeton

Daily

3750

Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0055

11-5

X

X

Fralich Vineyard & Winery – Templeton

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

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

By

Appt

Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles

By

5530

Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808

Appt

Grey Wolf Cellars –PasoRobles

Daily

 

2174

Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771

11-5:30

X

X

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

Th-Mo

11-5

X

X

Hansen Vineyard–Templeton

Daily

 

5575

El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412

10-5:30

X

X

Harmony Cellars –Harmony

Daily

3255

Harmony Valley Rd; 805-927-1625

10-5

X

X

Hice Cellars –PasoRobles

Th-Mo

821 Pine St Unit

D; 805-237-8888

12 -5

Hug Cellars –PasoRobles

Th-Mo

2323

Tuley Ct Ste. 120 D; 805-828-5906

11-5

Hunt Cellars –PasoRobles 2875Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600

Daily

10:30-5:30

X

X

 

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

Daily

10-5

X

X

Jack Creek Cellars – Templeton

By