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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, 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

• July: Artist Gregory Simmons – Watercolors

• August: Pat Cairn- Watercolors

September: RW Goetting - Oils

JULY 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 $110pp, 805-238-9607, Paso Robles 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

JULY 21

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 Paso Robles, 805-238-9593, 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 800-909-FAIR, Paso Robles www.midstatefair.com

JULY 28 Cinema e Vino Paradiso – The Big Night at Cass Vineyards Tuscan-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 Tuscan setting 6:30pm, $65, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles www.castorocellars.com

AUGUST 3 An Afternoon with Hospitality Catering at Meridian Enjoy Cajun cuisine with fine wines 12-5pm, 805-226-7133, Paso Robles www.meridianvineyards.com

AUGUST 3, 10, 17, 26 Twilight Concerts in the Park Music, wine and hors d’oeuvres 5:30pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robles www.pasoroblesdowntown.org

AUGUST 10 Justin Vineyards Annual Wine Society Gala Guest Chef Dinner Featuring Chef Paul Kahan of Blackbird 6:30pm, $150/$120 Wine Society, Paso Robles 805-238-6932, www.justinwine.com

AUGUST 11 Opolo Rhone Blending Event Become a winemaker for a day 3pm, 805-238-9593, Paso Robles www.opolo.com

AUGUST 12 Lazy Locals Concert at Castoro Chumash Music & History 1-4pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles www.castorocellars.com

AUGUST 17 Summer Concert Series at Bianchi Featuring the Mighty Croon Dogs 6-pm, 805-226-9922, $20/per person Paso Robles, www.bianchi.com

AUGUST 18 FOW at Eberle Winery Once a year party for Eberle Winery’s Far Out Wine members, Paso Robles 805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com

AUGUST 18 Cinema e Vino Paradiso –

House Boat at Rio Seco Enjoy great wines & a classic movie under the stars Tuscan-style dinner, fine wine & a classic film $75, 805-238-0095, Paso Robles www.cinemaevino.com, www.riosecowine.com

AUGUST 25 Nathan McEuen at Castoro Cellars Benefit Outdoor Concert, 7pm, $25 888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com Proceeds benefit Escuela del Rio

AUGUST 25 Summertime Artisan Cheese Seminar Eberle Winery transformed into a Tuscan cellar!! 805-238-9607, RSVP, Paso Robles www.eberlewinery.com

AUGUST 25 4th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival Olive tasting, music, art and fun 10am-5pm,805-238-4103, Paso Robles www.pasoolivefestival.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

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 Various hikes throughout the summer including; Chumash Bloody Nose Trail, Fast Hike to Valencia Peak, Hazard Reef, Rookery Wonders, exploring Oceano Lagoon and Morro Rock hikes

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

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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

ONGOING THROUGH JULY 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

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

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

JULY 13 Baileyana-Tangent Central Coast Wine Classic Winemaker Dinner at The Range Delicious dishes paired with wines 7pm, 805-269-8209, San Luis Obispo www.baileyana-tangent.com

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

AUGUST 17 SloFolks Concerts-Peppino d’Augustino 7pm, $20, 805-772-2880, Morro Bay Coalesce Bookstore, www.flofolks.org

AUGUST 18 “King of the Moutain” Bike Race Food booths music and more 805-543-3000, www.sanluisobispo.com

AUGUST 25 Stone Soup Music Faire Many diverse cultures portrayed in music 11am, 805-489-9091, San Luis Obispo www.sanluisobispocounty.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

ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 12 Traditional & Transition: The California Missions at Betteravia Gallery 10am-6pm, 805-568-3994, Santa Maria

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 18: Vivacious Viogniers

July 25: Decadent Dessert Wines

August 1: Spanish Sensations (Viva la Fiesta!)

August 8: Seductive Sauvignon Blancs

August 15: Whites Around the World

August 22: Chardonnay Classics

August 29: Local Italian Stallions

• September 5: Zany Zinfandels

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

AUGUST 18 "Quick Draw" Art Festival 10am, 805-693-1233, Los Olivos www.losolivosca.com

LOMPOC

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

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

AUGUST 25 Chumas Village Day Live like the Chumash Indians did! 805-733-3713, Lompoc www.lapurisimamission.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

ONGOING AT THE 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 Farmers’ Market Fresh produce, flowers and foods 2:30-6pm, 805-962-5354, Solvang www.sbfarmersmarket.org

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

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Chumash Casino Concerts

800-585-3737, Santa Ynez

www.chumashcasino.com

July 12: Lynyrd Skynyrd

• August 2: Huey Lewis

• August 9: Temptations & Tops

• August 30: Heart

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

ONGOING THROUGH JULY 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 www.cinemaevino.com

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

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Lobero Theatre

805-963-0761, Santa Barbara, www.lobero.com

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 30 Butterflies Alive Watch butterflies up close as they flutter about Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History 10am-5pm, $8, 805-569-3170, Santa Barbara www.sbnature.org

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

JULY 14 4th Annual Beer Festival & Classic Car Show

Great brews & many collector cars, 11am, $20

Santa Barbara, 805-569-5611

www.elingspark.org

ONGOING THROUGH JULY 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 Lak

AUGUST 1 – 5 Old Spanish Days 2007 Great music, delicious food & fine wine Various times, 805-962-8101, Santa Barbara www.oldspanishdays-fiesta.org

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SALISBURY VINEYARDS

Farming in California Since 1850

Genetic Code or Madness? by Jennifer Salisbury Rucks

I remember the early Saturday mornings with my Dad. I would pull on my “sodhopper” boots to prepare for a day

of farming. In the passenger seat of his cream Ranchero, I would make him play that Debby Boone soundtrack over and over. I was only seven and made up all of the words, but he didn’t care … and that endless smell of ripe tomatoes still gives me a sense of comfort. There must be a scientific explanation for the kids of farmers. I do believe that there is a genetic code involved. You inherit a stomach strong enough to last through each bud break and harvest, continuing regardless of the outcome. I tried to escape the legacy (now eight generations of California farmers), thinking I was a “City Girl,” but that only lasted until I had children and then realized that I wanted them to grow up the same way as I did, running through the fields and singing endless songs with my best

companion, a white Lab named Mich.

In 1996, a month after I had graduated from Cal Poly and had moved to the Holly- wood Hills, my parents decided to move closer to my maternal grandparents on the Central Coast. Avila Beach is where my parents met, fell in love and had their first home – so it was after all, a homecoming. Moving from his family’s Sacramento Delta Farm was a stretch for my father, John Salis- bury, but Avila was the only other place he could live. Prior to the move, my Dad spoke to his longtime, Agricultural Leadership friend, Bob Steinhauer (Beringer) and asked him where he would “put his money in wine- grapes.” The response was fortunately “on the Central Coast.” Dad did not waste much time, creating a custom harvesting company and purchasing, developing and reselling grape-growing properties (250 acres) at the height of the Paso Robles buildup. But the drive to Paso became old and the landscape around Avila Valley became more interesting. This happened to be Avila Beach’s lowest time, with the big oil cleanup, planning and redevelopment. But John had kept his eye on the hillside off San Luis Bay Drive and there

in 2000, he began planting the ever difficult Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Syrah. Not satisfied with just having vineyards, in the fall of 2000, John put some money down on an old, dilapidated schoolhouse, envi- sioning its glory at the turn of the last century. It was a huge renovation project, but he convinced a handful of investors/friends to believe in “his dream.” Five years later after all of the holdups in planning and building we opened our Salisbury Vineyards’ Schoolhouse tasting room in Avila Valley on May 7, 2005. Our opening wasn’t perfect, the counter- tops were still made of plywood and my second born was only five weeks old, tucked in a tasting bar cubby helping us charge our first customers. The schoolhouse’s history approaches us constantly with those who “went to school there, squatted there, wanted to do something with that place or wanted someone else to do something with that place.” There is something ancient and palpable in the schoolhouse and we are so fortunate that it communicates all our family’s desires: family, farming, community, celebra-

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tion and life. All of our varietals have won awards and our stored inventory quickly sells out of our tasting room. There is usually a family member there to sell you our goods, and then if your timing is right, Dad will give you a “Winegrape 101” trolley tour of the vineyard. We do have our traditional side, but are experimental with our sustainable vine- yard practices, screwcaps and Pinot Naturale™ – our Pinot Noir without the skins. We are blessed to have our family, friends, an award-winning product and world-class location in which we can celebrate the best of farming and winemaking. This lifestyle is romance with an edge and it embodies the closeness and passion that lets your stomach relax after the passing threat of hail at bud break. Come share the dream at Salisbury Vineyards! Salisbury Vineyards’ Tasting Room and Salisbury Fine Art Gallery are in the Historic Schoolhouse in Avila Valley, located at 6985 Ontario Road (the frontage road to Highway 101 between the two Avila Beach exits); open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

frontage road to Highway 101 between the two Avila Beach exits); open 11 a.m. to 6
frontage road to Highway 101 between the two Avila Beach exits); open 11 a.m. to 6
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VINEYARD & WINERY

by Dave Wilcox

W hen Tom and Carol Hinkle first

glimpsed the site where they would

eventually establish Rio Seco Vine-

yard and Winery, they both thought the same thing. It was a mess. They saw more than a dozen or so aban- doned 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 experience, 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 possibili- ties,” 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 Atascadero, 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 baseball 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 direc- tion of a consulting winemaker. But in 2000, the Hinkles purchased winemaking equip- ment from Pesenti Winery when it was sold to Turley Cellars. The decision to buy the equipment, instead of paying a consulting winemaker, was empowering, 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”

See Rio Seco Vineyard & Winery, page 23

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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 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@lone-

madrone.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 activi- ties 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 flow- ered 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 dona- tions 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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TASTE

The Revolution Will be Poured

by Mark Storer

T aste transcends trends. It’s not what’s in, but what will stay. To have taste is to have style, feeling combined with

sense. Taste strikes a balance. And certainly the winemakers of the San Luis Obispo Vintner’s Association were thinking of these things, along with a few others, when they decided to open their downtown SLO tasting room called simply, TASTE. TASTE is unlike any other wine tasting room to this point in America. That’s changing rapidly, though, as more and more wine tasting facilities adopt the Italian mech- anism called Enomatic and install them in their stores and tasting locations. The

Enomatic is a relatively complex device that holds any number of bottles of wine, locks them in place and provides them with needed nitrogen so the wine doesn’t spoil. Along with the nitrogen, the bottle is connected to a tube system through which the wine can flow – provided the patron inserts his or her pre- paid card – into a glass. The result is simple;

patrons can simply choose a wine and pay a nominal fee (around $1.85) for a one-ounce taste (on Tuesdays at TASTE, you get two ounces for the same price!). Start by pre- paying and loading your card with as much money as you’d care to spend, and simply help yourself to the wines of San Luis Obispo County. “It’s certainly user friendly,” says Becky Gray of The SLO Vintner’s Association. “TASTE is really revolutionizing wine tasting and it’s great to have been here at the start of it.” TASTE truly does belong in the hippest town on the Central Coast. The relatively small collective of 16 wineries in the San Luis Obispo area knew they had to stand out when showing their wines. Most people don’t think of SLO as Wine Country and TASTE is out to show them that indeed it is. Much like the cutting edge technology of web 2.0 services in which anyone can contribute to the content of a web-page or Internet site, TASTE allows you to choose your own wines, to experiment with your own tastes and decide which ones you like

without being told what’s in and what’s not. Glasses of wine can be purchased as well as one-ounce pours. There’s an outdoor patio perfect for sipping, talking and people watching. Inside the relatively small space, the walls are adorned with professional black and white portraits of SLO’s winemakers and their families. There is no need for a large tasting room staff as pouring is your job and so there are only one or two people behind the counter – fully versed in the intricacies of the wines you’re drinking in case you have questions. TASTE is a way of life, then. It’s chance to think about your own tastes, your own desires for a glass of wine – and exercise them yourself. This time, the revolution won’t be televised, it’ll simply pour into your glass. TASTE is located at 1003 Osos Street in downtown San Luis Obispo; open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (805) 269-TASTE or visit the website at www.taste-slo.com.

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Central Coast Renaissance Festival Returns, July 21 & 22

An English Renaissance-era village will magically appear in San Luis Obispo’s El Chorro Regional Park when the Central Coast Renaissance Festival cele- brates its 23rd annual summer event on July 21 and 22. More than 800 costumed actors, dancers, musicians, vendors and street characters will create a unique experience for guests, who can indulge in great food and drink, enjoy unique entertainment and shop for Renaissance-inspired crafts at more than 80 shops featuring jewelry, clothing, artwork, leather, drinking vessels, swords and many more period items. Continuous entertainment can be found on multiple stages and throughout the village. A highlight of the day is the Royal Joust, held twice daily. Guests can cheer for their favorite knight in a test of authentic tournament skills in a real joust. You’ll also see Queen Eliz-

skills in a real joust. You’ll also see Queen Eliz- abeth, escorted by her stunning Royal

abeth, escorted by her stunning Royal Court and her handsome guards, as she visits the village. Guests can get in the spirit by purchasing a hair-wreath or full Renaissance outfit, from hats to hand-made boots. There are games for all ages, and a petting zoo, face painting and pony rides for children. Learn new skills, like fencing and archery, and watch the villagers as the give living history demonstrations. El Chorro Regional Park is located off Highway 1, across from Cuesta College, between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. Parking is at Cuesta College and is $1 per car. A free shuttle bus takes guests to the festival entrance. 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 www.slofaire.com.

$10 and ages 6-12 are $8. Under age 6 are free. For more information, visit www.slofaire.com.
$10 and ages 6-12 are $8. Under age 6 are free. For more information, visit www.slofaire.com.

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by Len Napolitano

VIOGNIER POACHED CHICKEN BREAST WITH FRESH TARRAGON AND THYME

by Jody Brownell

• 3 garlic cloves

• 1/4 cup unsalted butter

• 1/4 cup red onion, chopped

• 1 bottle 2006 Carina Cellars Viognier, Stolpman Vineyard (or other dry white wine)

• 2-1/2 cups organic chicken or vegetable broth

• 1 Tbs. fresh tarragon, chopped

• 1 Tbs. fresh thyme, chopped

• 2 organic free-range chicken breast, boneless and skinless (I like Rosie’s Farm and Smart Chicken)

Melt butter in medium-large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic in butter for 2-3 minutes and then add onion and sauté for another 2 minutes. Add tarragon, thyme, the bottle of Viognier, the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add chicken breasts. Make sure liquid covers the chicken breasts or they will not cook evenly. Cover and simmer for about 10-12 minutes.

ARUGULA, KALAMATA OLIVE, AND TOMATO SALAD

Over a bed of Whole Wheat Couscous topped with a Shallot Lemon Vinaigrette

• 2 cups arugula

• 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and cut into halves

• 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

• 1/2 cup whole wheat Couscous

• 1/2 cup water

Vinaigrette:

• 1 shallot, quartered

• 2 Tbs. olive oil

• 1-1/2 Tbs. seasoned rice vpinegar

• Fresh ground salt and pepper

• 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

To make vinaigrette, combine vinaigrette ingredients in food processor and blend until shallot is finely chopped. Store in fridge until ready to use. For salad combine arugula, olives, and tomatoes in a bowl and sprinkle with fresh ground salt and pepper. Set aside. Heat water in small saucepan and bring to a boil. Add couscous and cover and immedi- ately remove from heat. Toss salad mixture with shallot vinai- grette and serve over a bed of couscous. Serves 2

vinai- grette and serve over a bed of couscous. Serves 2 P a i r s

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and serve over a bed of couscous. Serves 2 P a i r s Carina Cellars

Carina Cellars Viognier Perfectly Paired with Viognier Poached Chicken Breast

It isn’t often that a wine pairs well with both a salad and a flavorful main dish. Vinegar-based dressings on salads tend to clash with most wines unless the wine features a brisk level of acidity that stands up to a powerful dressing. In this pair of recipes for a Arugula, Kalamata Olive and Tomato Salad and a Viognier Poached Chicken Breast, the perfectly paired wine is 2006 Viognier by Carina Cellars because of its bright fruiti- ness throughout and smooth, round butterscotch trademark finish of the Stolpman Vineyard grapes. “This wine is full of tropical flavors with a distinct complexity and a crisp acidity that makes it great for food pairing,” explains Jody Brownell, National Sales Manager for Carina Cellars. “The chicken absorbs the flavor of the Viognier, bringing out complementary delicacies in both of them. The salad offers that fresh kick that brings all of the flavors together in a mouthwatering finale.” With a dedication to canopy management, low yields and vine balance, the goal at Carina Cellars is a simple one: to produce top-quality Santa Barbara County Rhône wines that showcase and emphasize terroir above all else. The winemaking approach is traditional and minimalist. The wines are rich in varietal flavors and aromas - Viogniers full of tropical fruit and spring flowers, dark, spicy Syrahs and intense, blackcurrant-like Cabernet Sauvignons. The Carina Cellars tasting room is in the quaint village of Los Olivos, surrounded by art galleries, restaurants and boutique shops, all within walking distance. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Carina Cellars is at 2900 Grand Avenue, Suite A in Los Olivos, CA; (805) 688-2459.

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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

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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Enjoy Wine, Food and Movie Classics Under the Stars

Movie lovers, rejoice! New company partners with local wineries to offer food, films and fun under the stars

There are few things in life better than good food, good company, good wine and a good film – unless, that is, all those simple luxuries are combined in a picturesque picnic under the stars. Enter Cinema E Vino Paradiso is the unique new business venture that’s taking California’s central wine region by storm. Founded by Gina DeGirolamo and Melita Toscano, Cinema E Vino turns scenic vine- yards into open-air theaters, allowing movie lovers to sample wines, eat Italian cuisine and enjoy classic films all at the same time. “This is the true meaning of ‘la dolce vita,’” explains DeGirolamo, who said she and Toscano brainstormed their idea with area vintners, winery owners, wine room managers and others before launching the business in January. “It’s like spending an

the business in January. “It’s like spending an evening in Tuscany, only better, because this is

evening in Tuscany, only better, because this is a luxury everyone can afford.” The evening begins with a private wine tasting at select Paso Robles vineyards like Cass, Villicana, Rio Seco, Maloy O’Neill and Gainey in Santa Ynez. Guests then take specially prepared dinner baskets, blankets and lawn chairs to the 10' x 14' movie screen, where they can lounge and enjoy classic films ranging from “Some Like It Hot” and “Break- fast at Tiffany’s” to “Grease” the sing-a-long.

The viewing experience is first-rate, thanks to a state-of-the-art sound system and high- definition digital projector. Business is already booming, says Toscano. “Who doesn’t love the idea of relaxing outdoors on a soft California night, sipping wine, dining out and watching a favorite film? It’s such a natural fit for this region – and so much fun that people are saying, ‘Why hasn’t someone thought of this before?’” Cinema E Vino Paradiso plans to branch out to other California wine regions within the year. “It’s catching on like wildfire,” says DeGirolamo. “We’re thrilled – and we know our customers will be, too.” Tickets cost $75 per person. Advance ticket purchase is required due to limited seating per event. Cinema E Vino is also avail- able for corporate and private functions, as well as fundraisers. For more information, call (805) 238-0095 or visit the website at www.CinemaEVino.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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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

www.paso46westwineries.com.

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Vi sit some of the newest a nd most exciting wine ries on California’s Central
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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

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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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Rio Seco Vineyard & Winery Continued from page 10

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. One of those ideas is to build a wood-fire pizza oven to supplement the recently-completed stone barbecue. Step-by-step directions Hinkle downloaded from the Internet sit on a table in the tasting room. He also wants to build a weekend getaway for guests on the winery grounds, what Carol jokingly called a “B and no B.” The barbecue’s put to good use during the summer at Rio Seco’s popular Friday Fun Nights. What started five years ago as a small gathering for friends has steadily grown, with live music, good wine and breathtaking sunsets attracting more and more visitors. Barbecue cooked by Hinkle, when he’s in town, is $6, making it one of the best bargains in the Wine Country. The Hinkles don’t even mind if guests bring their own picnic food

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

and a couple of beers, if they’re not wine-drinkers. “It’s not like coming to a winemaker dinner,” said Tom. 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.

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

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

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.

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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 classical theatre under the stars, July 13th through August 18th. This year features one of Shake- speare’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 dry-witted villain is

to the throne. In repertory with this dry-witted villain is Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, The Taming of

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 encour- aged 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

with valid ID. Group rates available for parties of 8 or more. Tickets for all shows

or more. Tickets for all shows are available at the door. Partial 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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Get the Scoop on Poop at Discovery Museum

Bird Dung, Tar Pits and Storm Drains Star in Three New Educational Exhibits at Interactive Children’s Museum

Number two is now number one at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum with the launch of the “Whose Poop Is That?” exhibit, which teaches children to identify birds by the nature of their “splay” or, for lack of a better word that makes children squeal, poop. The exhibit joins Trouble in The Tar Pits and Storm Water Santa Maria Style as one of three new attractions. Each designed to teach, entertain and raise awareness in children of varying ages.

Whose Poop is That?

This new environmentally themed exhibit, supported by the Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund, explains all those bird drop- pings on your windshield and sidewalks. Visitors learn to name and identify local coastal and pelagic birds; understand avian diets; and match bird splay to the correct species. Using the museum’s boat windshield, or “poop deck,” as the setting, visitors learn that poop

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Trouble in the Tar Pits

“Trouble in the Tar Pits” is an interactive exhibit hosted by Leander, an extinct American lion. Leander invites kids to recover and identify fossils, learn about tar pits and associated animals. Children who choose to take on the role of Leander must “feed” Leander while avoiding the dangers of the tar pits. If Leander doesn’t eat enough of the other animal species, such as bison, or, if he steps into the hot tar, the game will end. While educational, this exhibit also offers the chance to do some fancy footwork such as walking, leaping and feeding Leander.

What is in your drain?

“Storm Water Santa Maria Style” follows the path that water takes from the street in a Santa Maria neighborhood to Santa Maria area parks. This exhibit teaches children that discarding old oil, cigarette butts or other contraband into the gutter and down the drain can ulti- mately be harmful to our environment, parks, wildlife and loved ones. The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum is located at 705

S. McClelland Street in Santa Maria. It is the only hands-on children’s museum in Santa Barbara County. For more information, visit www.smvdiscoverymuseum.org.

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Artists Race Against the Clock at ‘Quick Draw’ Competition

Set in the heart of the old stagecoach route, amidst premier Wine Country and fine art galleries, is the small town charm of Los Olivos. Each year this historic community is host to the annual Quick Draw. The Quick Draw is an exciting, fast-paced event in which participating artists from the fine art galleries in Los Olivos race against the clock to complete a drawing, painting or sculpture within 45 minutes! The Los Olivos Gallery Organization is host to the 21st Annual Los Olivos Quick Draw. Participating galleries include: Details, Gallery Los Olivos, Judith Hale Gallery and Judith Hale Gallery South, Sansone Studios, Wildling Art Museum and Young’s Gallery. Participating artists include Kelly

and Young’s Gallery. Participating artists include Kelly Artist Kelly Donovan at last year’s Quick Draw. Donovan,

Artist Kelly Donovan at last year’s Quick Draw.

Donovan, Dirk Foslien, Carol Theroux, Karina Puente, Richard Myer, Cel Miller, Joe Milazzo, Joe Mancuso, Gordon Luce, Grace Schlesier, Vic Riesau, Lynelle Echeverria, Mark Greenaway, Tom DeWalt and Cynthia Joyce.

Don’t miss a moment of this fast-paced creative challenge. The day begins with an introduction of the artists at 10:30 a.m., and Quick Draw at 11 a.m. The Quick Draw is immediately followed by a live auction at noon. Other Quick Draw events include a silent auction that starts at 10 a.m. and ends after the live auction. There’s a barbecue in the park from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist demonstrations and receptions and take place at various galleries until 5 p.m. On California scenic Highway 154, Los Olivos is just 35 miles north of Santa Barbara over the San Marcos Pass, or an hour south of San Luis Obispo and two miles east of Highway 101. For more information, call (805) 688-1222 or (805) 693-1233.

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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

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Adelaida Cellars –PasoRobles

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4385

La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321

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X

 
 

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

X

X

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

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Christian Lazo –SanMiguel

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11-5

X

X

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

X

X

 

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

12-5

X

X

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

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Chumeia Vineyards –PasoRobles

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11-5

X

X

X

8331

Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102

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

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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

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X

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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

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

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1227ParkSt; 805-238-4329

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X

X

10-5:30

X

X

10-5:30

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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

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X

 

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

Daily

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

Sa 11:30-5

By

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10-5

X

X

Su 12-4

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X

X

4520VineyardDr; 805-237-0101

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X

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

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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

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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

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Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles

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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