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PASO ROBLES ★ AUGUST 9
★ ★ AUGUST 16
★ ★ AUGUST 23

★ ONGOING WEDNESDAYS
★ Rotary Winemakers’ Invitational Cookoff Lakeside Summer Concert at Bianchi Pre-Harvest Summer Bash
Wine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine Bar Taste the tempting fare grilled for your dining Featuring the music of ZZAH for Cass Wines Wine Club
Local winemaker featured each week. pleasure and enjoy the wines the chefs have 6-9pm, 805-226-9922, Paso Robles Big summer party with music by Lisa O’Kane
5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154, Paso Robles selected to pair with their culinary creations. $5, free to Lakeside members & one guest 5pm, 805-239-1730, Paso Robles
www.vinotecawinebar.com 6-9pm, $75, 805-226-5674, Paso Robles ★ AUGUST 16
★ www.casswines.com
• August 6: Grey Wolf info@winemakerscookoff.com Cinema E Vino Paradiso at Cass Vineyards ★ AUGUST 24

• August 13: Crooked Road River Oaks Hot Springs & Spa Featuring The Graduate Library Tasting at Adelaida Cellars
• August 20: Clayhouse Vineyard 6:30pm, 805-239-1730, Paso Robles
★ AUGUST 9
★ Enjoy tastings with tapas-style food pairings
• August 27: Victor Hugo www.casswines.com
Reception for Buckaroo Artist 11am-1pm, $25/free to wine club, 805-239-8980
★ ONGOING SATURDAYS IN AUGUST
★ Deborah Kunic at Café Vio ★ AUGUST 16
★ Paso Robles, www.adelaidacellars.com
Paso Art, Wine & Song (PAWS) Enjoy fine art, local wine & piano music Sylvester Winery Summer Concert Series ★ AUGUST 24

Enjoy local art & music & follow the PAWS flags Western & wine art gallery in Café Vio Open Mic Night! Wine Show Mania at EOS
to enjoy the fruits of 15 local winemakers. 7pm, 805-237-2722, Paso Robles 5:30pm, 805-227-4000, Paso Robles
5-7pm, 805-238-4013, Downtown Paso Robles Fun game show with prizes!
www.cafevio.biz www.sylvesterwinery.com
www.pasoroblesdowntown.org 12-5pm, 805-239-2562, Paso Robles
AUGUST 9 AUGUST 16 info@eosvintage.com, www.eosvintage.com
ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Concert at Martin Weyrich Hawaiian BBQ at Doce Robles Winery
Gourmet Pairings at Meridian Vineyards ★ AUGUST 29

Featuring Larry Carlton Chef Jeffery will fix a great meal & enjoy
Try gourmet food paired with fine wine Sunset Wine Down at Robert Hall Winery
6pm, $45, 805-512-4161, Paso Robles entertainment by Paul Calvin
12-5pm, $5, 805-226-7133, Paso Robles Unwind out on the Garden Terrace as Robert
www.brownpapertickets.com 6pm, 805-227-4766, Paso Robles
www.meridianvineyards.com Hall continues their Friday night music series.
★ AUGUST 10
★ AUGUST 16 The evening includes music, a glass of wine &
ONGOING SATURDAYS Library Tasting at Adelaida Cellars Pig Roast at Tablas Creek a light dinner. 6-9pm, $25/$20 Cavern Club
Templeton Farmers’ Market Enjoy tastings with tapas-style food pairings Celebrate the approaching harvest 805-239-1616 x24, Paso Robles
Fresh fruit, flowers & vegetables 6pm, $55, 805-237-1231, Paso Robles
11am-1pm, $25/free to wine club, 805-239- www.roberthallwinery.com
9am-12:30pm, 805-239-6535, Templeton www.tablascreek.com
8980
★ AUGUST 30

ONGOING SATURDAYS www.adelaidacellars.com ★ AUGUST 16-17
★ Live Comedy at EOS
Paso Robles Farmers’ Market Basil Festival
AUGUST 10 Featuring Lizette Mizelle
Country farm arts and crafts market Two days of basil beer, pesto contest,
Justin Wine Society Golf Tournament 2008 7:30pm, 805-239-2562, Paso Robles
8am-12:30pm, 805-237-9254, Paso Robles great wine, live music, family fun & more!
Benefit for the Wellness Community Central info@eosvintage.com, www.eosvintage.com
ONGOING Coast includes green fees, cart, goodie bag, Benefit for Paso Robles Boys Club of America
Painting Exhibits at Villicana Winery 12-8pm, 805-238-0845, Lone Madrone ★ AUGUST 30

wine tasting & awards BBQ, www.justinwine.com
Enjoy fine art work along with fine wines. Paso Robles, www.lonemadrone.com Rhône Blending Party at Opolo!
8am, $200, 805-238-6932, Paso Robles
11am-5pm, 805-239-9456, Paso Robles Join Opolo in the barrel room and blend. Every
★ AUGUST 10
★ AUGUST 16 & 17
new “blend master” will get to blend their
ONGOING Summer Library & Reserve Shakespeare Under the Moon
own magnum of red wine to take home. An
Estrella Warbird Museum Wine Tasting Series at Adelaida Two plays performed by the Independent
“expert tasting panel” will judge your wines.
Fascinating collection of military aircrafts Tastings that focus on winemaking techniques Players. Bring the whole family and take along
The winner takes home an etched double
10am-4pm, 805-227-0440, Paso Robles 11am, 805-239-8980x14, rjaques@adelaida.com a picnic, blankets, low-back chairs and your
magnum of their unique Opolo blend!
www.ewarbirds.org jackets. Wine will be available for purchase.
$25, free to members, www.adelaida.com www.opolo.com
6:30pm, Free, www.prcity.com
★ ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST
★ ★ AUGUST 10
★ 3pm, 805-238-9593, Paso Robles
Centennial Park, Paso Robles
Buckaroo Artist Deborah Kunic at Café Vio Lazy Local Concert at Castoro Cellars
★ AUGUST 17
★ ★ ONGOING IN SEPTEMBER

Enjoy fine art, local wine & piano music
Old time music featuring New 5 Cent Art Exhibits at Castoro Cellars
Western & wine art gallery in Café Vio Free Concert at EOS
1-4pm, free, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton Featuring Lori T
Open daily, 805-237-2722, Paso Robles Featuring Jody Mulgrew
www.castorocellars.com 10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton
www.cafevio.biz 11am-3pm, 805-239-2562, Paso Robles
★ AUGUST 10
★ info@eosvintage.com, www.eosvintage.com www.castorocellars.com
★ ONGOING IN AUGUST

Summer Library & Reserve Wine Tasting ★ ONGOING IN SEPTEMBER

Art Exhibits at Castoro Cellars ★ AUGUST 22

Series at Adelaida Cellars Vina Robles Ballroom Dance Classes:
Featuring Diana Mendoza Friday Fun Night at Rio Seco
Viking Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Samba & Mambo
10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton Featuring music by ZZAH
11am, limited to 18 guests RSVP, 805-239-8980 Learn to dance & show what you have learned
www.castorocellars.com 6-9pm, Pre-sale tickets $8, $12 at the door
$25, free to wine club members, Paso Robles during the social dance hour! 805-369-0140
805-237-8884, Paso Robles
★ ONGOING THURSDAYS IN AUGUST
★ rjaques@adelaida.com, www.adelaida.com www.riosecowine.com 6pm, $10 wine club members/$12 non-members
Vina Robles Ballroom Dance Classes:
★ AUGUST 15
★ Winery hours: 10am-5pm, Paso Robles
Cha-Cha & Tango ★ AUGUST 22

Friday Fun Night at Rio Seco Vina Robles Hospitality Center,
Learn to dance & show what you have learned Vina Robles Winery Summer
Featuring music by Funk 30 www.vinarobles.com
during the social dance hour! 805-369-0140 Concert Series 2008
6pm, $10 wine club members/$12 non-members 6-9pm, Pre-sale tickets $8, $12 at the door Featuring San Luis Jazz ★ SEPTEMBER 5

Winery hours: 10am-5pm, Paso Robles 805-237-8884, Paso Robles, 805-369-0140, www.vinarobles.com, Paso Robles Castoro Cellars 25th Anniversary Weekend
Vina Robles Hospitality Center, www.riosecowine.com Celebrate 25 years of Dam Fine Wines!
★ AUGUST 23

www.vinarobles.com AUGUST 15-16, SEPTEMBER 19-20 Outdoor Concert at Castoro Cellars 11am-6pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton
★ AUGUST 8
★ Chumeia Vineyards Ice Cream Social Featuring Peppino D’Agostino. Purchase tickets www.castorocellars.com
Friday Fun Night at Rio Seco Complimentary wine ice cream sample early this event sells out quickly. ★ SEPTEMBER 6

Featuring music by Dac and Friends will be offered with award-winning wines. 7pm, $22, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton Castoro Cellars 25th Anniversary
6-9pm, Pre-sale tickets $8, $12 at the door 11am-5pm, 888-343-3445, Chumeia www.castorocellars.com Celebration
805-237-8884, Paso Robles www.chumeiavineyards.com Enjoy complimentary tacos, pizza and sweet
★ AUGUST 23

www.riosecowine.com ★ AUGUST 16
★ treats. Castoro Cellars thanks all their loyal
Fourth Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival
★ AUGUST 9
★ Rhône Blending Party at Opolo Enjoy oils, olive oil tastings, soaps, gourmet supporters for a wonderful 25 years. Eat, drink
Dinner & A Movie at EOS Every new “blend master” will get to blend foods and more. Juried arts & crafts, samples and listen to the Tex Mex Blues of Grammy
Featuring “A Walk in the Clouds” their own magnum of red wine to take home. of olive oil ice cream & wine tasting too! Winner Louie Ortega
7:30pm, 805-239-2562, Paso Robles 3pm, 805-238-9593, Paso Robles 10am-5pm, 805-239-7500, Paso Robles 12-4pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton
info@eosvintage.com, www.eosvintage.com www.opolo.com www.pasoolivefestival.com www.castorocellars.com

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★ SEPTEMBER 6
★ ★ SEPTMEBER 26
★ AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 1 ONGOING
Eberle Winemaker Dinner in the Caves Vina Robles Winery Summer Peddler’s Faire in Cayucos The San Luis Obispo Art Center
Featuring guest Chef Doug Levy of Concert Series 2008 Find a bargain in a fun atmosphere in view of Permanent collection and constantly rotating
Feast Restaurant in Arizona Featuring Sugar Daddy Swing Kings the ocean! 9am-4pm, 805-995-1200, Cayucos exhibits of works by local artists in all media –
6pm, $150pp/$120pp Cellar Club, Paso Robles 805-369-0140, www.vinarobles.com, Paso Robles paintings, sculpture, photography and more.
AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 1 11am-5pm, 805-543-8562, San Luis Obispo
www.eberlewinery.com
★ SEPTEMBER 27
★ Art in the Park www.sloartcenter.org
★ SEPTEMBER 13
★ Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso Arts & crafts, fine art, jewelry and more!
Release Party at Vihuela Winery at Castoro Cellars ONGOING WEEKENDS
10am-5pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Bay
Celebrate great wine & music with a new wine Live Music at Mother’s Tavern
7pm, $22, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton
and a new CD by Spanish guitar trio Incendio www.castorocellars.com SAN LUIS OBISPO Beautiful upscale tavern with big band music,
$50, 805-835-4304, Paso Robles most Sundays, too! Call for schedules.
★ SEPTEMBER 27
★ ONGOING TUESDAYS
805-541-8733, San Luis Obispo
www.vihuelawinery.com 2-oz. Tuesdays at Taste
4th Annual Harvest Party www.motherstavern.com
★ SEPTEMBER 13
★ Enjoy new releases, winery tours, live music & Weekly drink specials
ONGOING SECOND SUNDAY
Hwy 46 West Wineries Present – more at the Donati Family Vineyard Hospitality 10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE
Dallidet Adobe & Gardens
The 5th Annual West Fest Wine & Blues Center, 1-5pm, 805-238-0676, Templeton San Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.com
Oldest house in the city of San Luis Obispo
Festival 2008 www.donatifamilyvineyard.com ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Site of first commercial winery in the area.
Enjoy fine wines from the 15 wineries of Hwy
★ ONGOING IN OCTOBER
★ Wine Down Wednesdays at Taste 10am-1pm, 805-543-0638, San Luis Obispo
46 West while listening to the Guy Budd Band. www.slochs.org/dallidet
Vina Robles Ballroom Dance Classes: Tastings with the winemaker
Chef Paul from the Courtyard Marriott will be
Swing & Fox Trot 10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE ONGOING
cooking an oak-fired tri-trip meal. Ticket
includes admission to the blues festival, dinner Learn to dance & show what you have learned San Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.com Lectures & Art at
& wine club discounts at all participating during the social dance hour! 805-369-0140 California Polytechnic State University
★ SATURDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 27

6pm, $10 wine club members/$12 non-members 805-756-1511, San Luis Obispo
wineries for the entire weekend. A silent Wine and Cheese Pairings at Tolosa Winery
Winery hours: 10am-5pm, Paso Robles www.calpolynews.calpoly.edu
auction and live auction will go on during the Enjoy 4 estate wines paired with 4 artisan
event where you can go home with great wine Vina Robles Hospitality Center, ONGOING
cheeses offered in the gorgeous Heritage
packages. 4-7pm, $45, 805-239-1918 www.vinarobles.com Automobilia Museum
Room 11am-3pm, $20/$15 Heritage Club
Peachy Canyon Winery, Templeton ★ OCTOBER 24
★ Specialty cars, toy cars & airplanes along with
805-782-0500, www.tolosawinery.com
paso46westwineries@yahoo.com many other antiques relating to transportation
Vina Robles Winery Summer
www.paso46westwineries.com ONGOING 10am-5pm, 805-544-1900, San Luis Opispo
Concert Series 2008
★★ Featuring the following wineries: Christopher Cohan Center ONGOING
Featuring Sean Wiggins
Peachy Canyon Winery, Performing Arts Center – San Luis Obispo Hearst Castle Tours
805-369-0140, www.vinarobles.com, Paso Robles
www.peachycanyon.com 805-756-2787, www.pacslo.org Experience grand reflections from the 1930s
Castoro Cellars, www.castorocellars.com OCTOBER 17-19 • Aug 8, 9: Little Women $30, 800-444-4445, San Luis Obispo
Grey Wolf Cellars, www.greywolfcellars.com Italian Cars & Food Celebrazione • Sept 18: Frank Caliendo www.hearstcastle.com
Rocky Creek Cellars, Featuring catering by Café Roma
www.rockycreekcellars.com 7pm, $120 pp/$90pp wine club, 805-238-2520
www.martinweyrich.com
★ SEPTEMBER 13

Ancestor Release Celebration Dinner CAYUCOS & MORRO BAY
at Halter Ranch ONGOING FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
Held in the rustic simplicity of their historic Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves
barn featuring Chef Jeffery Scott Art, crafts, children’s activities, music & more
6pm, 805-239-2562, Paso Robles 10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, Pismo Beach
www.halterranch.com www.pismochamber.com
SEPTEMBER 13 ONGOING
Harvest & Winemaking Seminar Central Coast Outdoor Day Hikes
Seminar & lunch at Tablas Creek Sat/Sun, 888-873-5610, Morro Bay
$20, 805-237-1231, Paso Robles www.centralcoastoutdoors.com
www.tablascreek.com
ONGOING
★ SEPTEMBER 14
★ Art Demonstrations by Fine Artists
Lazy Local Concert at Castoro Cellars Non-profit art gallery exhibit of local artists
Free concert featuring Sleepy Guitar Johnson 7pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Bay
Bring a picnic & enjoy wine tasting & great music www.morrobayartassociation.org
805-DAM-FINE, Templeton,
www.castorocellars.com ONGOING
Adventures with Nature
★ SEPTEMBER 20

Docent guided walks
Flights & Bites
Morro Bay State Park Museum
Hwy 46 East Wineries celebrate wine month &
of Natural History, 805-772-2694,
gather for a fun night of wine, cheese &
www.ccnha.org
gourmet bites. 6pm, $30, 805-226-8099
Various hikes at various times including; Fast
Paso Robles, www.pasowine46east
Hike to Coon Creek, White’s Point Vistas, Black
★ SEPTEMBER 26
★ Hill Trail, Sand Spit Walk and Ocean Lagoon.
Sunset Wine Down at Robert Hall Winery
ONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Wrap up your summer vacation at Robert Hall
Morro Bay Embarcadero Art Walk
Winery’s Sunset Wine Down series.
Art galleries’ open house receptions
Enjoy live music on the Garden Terrace,
5-8pm, 805-772-1068, Morro Bay
award-winning wine and great food.
6–9pm, $25pp / $20 Cavern Club ONGOING SATURDAYS
Reservations required: 805-239-1616 ext. 24 Fishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro Bay
events@roberthallwinery.com, Paso Robles Fresh seasonal fruit, crafts & musicians
www.roberthallwinery.com 3-6pm, 800-231-0592, Morro Bay

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ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH ★ SEPTEMBER 7


★ OCEANO ★ ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30

Art Gallery Events “Art After Dark” Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series Art Show at Carina Cellars
ONGOING
Various art galleries stay open late & host at Salisbury Vineyards Featuring Katie Desrochers
The Great American Melodrama
artist receptions with wine & cheese. Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music 11am-5pm, 805-688-2459, Los Olivos
805-489-2499, Oceano
5-9pm, 805-544-9251, San Luis Obispo while enjoying the perfect Avila climate. www.carinacellars.com
www.americanmelodrama.com
www.sloartcouncil.org 1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, Avila Beach
• Ongoing through September 20: ONGOING THURSDAYS
ONGOING FRIDAYS www.salisburyvineyards.com
Showdown at Slick Rock Ranch Understanding Your Palate at Los Olivos Café
Wine Tasting at The Loading Dock ★ SEPTEMBER 21
★ Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres
Live music, wine and food Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series
SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON
5pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos
7-10pm, $5, 805-934-3471, San Luis Obispo at Salisbury Vineyards ONGOING www.losolivoscafe.com
ONGOING Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music Santa Maria Valley Railroad • August 21: South African Tasting Journey
A Murder Mystery Dinner while enjoying the perfect Avila climate. 805-922-7941, Santa Maria, www.smvrr.com
1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, Avila Beach Elegant excursions with five-star gourmet meals ONGOING SATURDAYS
Enjoy a parody of The Pirates of the Caribbean
with a delicious dinner, wine and laughter. www.salisburyvineyards.com Global Gardens Organic Food Tasting
ONGOING MONDAYS
5pm, 805-489-3875, Spyglass Restaurant Enjoy delicious organic tastings
★ OCTOBER 2
★ Wine Tasting at Wine Cottage Bistro
Shell Beach, www.murderinmind.com 10am-2pm, $3, Los Olivos, 805-693-1600
Girls Night Out at Salisbury Vineyards Featuring regional & varietal tastings
www.globalgardensgifts.com
AUGUST 9 Stroll through the Schoolhouse & patio with hors 5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Santa Maria
An Evening in Monaco d'oeuvres and wine in hand. Enjoy handmade gifts ONGOING THURSDAYS
ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
An extravaganza of gaming, glitz and glamour. and clothing from local artists and designers. The Fess Parker’s Wine Country Sing Along
Santa Maria Valley Railway
Pacific Repertory Opera’s resident artists will evening will have an exciting theme with guest Sing along with Fess & Marcy, 8:30-10:30pm
Historical Museum
perform for an evening for all the senses! Play vendors, chefs, & live music. 5:30-8:30pm 805-688-7788, Los Olivos, www.syvva.com
Lots of fun including a train simulator exhibit
games or if gaming isn’t your thing, pamper $25, $20 Club Avila, 805-595-WINE
1-4:30pm, 805-714-4927, Santa Maria ★ AUGUST 8

yourself with spa demonstrations. Enjoy an art
★ OCTOBER 5
★ www.smvrhm.org/museum Artist Reception at Carina Cellars
exhibition and silent auction. Also tempt your
Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series Featuring Katie Desrochers
palate with delectable hors d’oeuvres and ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1
at Salisbury Vineyards 5:30-7pm, 805-688-2459, Los Olivos
Central Coast wines. 7pm, $75, 805-541-5369 Photo Contest at Riverbench Winery
Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music www.carinacellars.com
San Luis Opispo, www.propera.org Submit your photos of the Riverbench Winery
while enjoying the perfect Avila climate.
ATASCADERO Win a gourmet wine and food tasting for 10! ★ AUGUST 9

1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, Avila Beach
www.salisburyvineyards.com 805-937-8340, Santa Maria Sommelier Club Wine Reception
ONGOING
www.riverbench.com Wine club only event at Carina Cellars featuring
Movies in the Park at the Sunken Gardens ★ OCTOBER 19
★ library wine pairings prepared by Chef Pascal of
Bring the family & enjoy a movie in the park on Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series ONGOING THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
the River Grill. This event is limited to 30
the giant screen, 805-461-5000 at Salisbury Vineyards Friday Nite “Wine” Downs at
www.atascadero.org members. RSVP. 5-7pm, 805-688-2459
Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music Cottonwood Canyon.
• August 16: Surf’s Up Los Olivos, www.carinacellars.com
while enjoying the perfect Avila climate. Come out the 3rd Friday of every month through
• August 23: Charlotte’s Web 1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, Avila Beach September and the second Friday in October to AUGUST 16
• August 30: Shrek the Third www.salisburyvineyards.com “Wine” Down your work week to the sounds of live Quick Draw! 2008 Art Competition
AVILA BEACH ARROYO GRANDE music & enjoy a glass of your favorite A 45-minute time frame for artists, a BBQ & a
Cottonwood wine. For band listings visit live auction at high noon, 805-688-1222
ONGOING SUNDAYS ONGOING www.cottonwoodcanyon.com, Santa Maria Los Olivos, www.losolivosca.com
Art on the Beach at Avila Beach Visit Historic Buildings in Arroyo Grande 5:30-8:30pm, 805-937-VINE
Artists paint & present their work AUGUST 22
Sat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm, 805-473-5077
10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach Pier AUGUST 10 Winemaker Dinner at Los Olivos Café
Arroyo Grande
ONGOING THROUGH JULY 31 Free Summer Concert in the Park Featuring Jonata Winery
ONGOING SATURDAYS Featuring Louie Ortega 6pm, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos
Artwork by Herbert Evans Macdonald
Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market 2-4pm, 805-925-0951, Santa Maria
at Morovino Winery www.losolivoscafe.com
Farm fresh produce, music, arts & crafts Rotary Centennial Park
The work of this nationally acclaimed & award- SANTA YNEZ
12-2:30pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande
winning artist is on display at the winery. AUGUST 16
www.arroyograndevillage.org ONGOING MONDAYS
12-5pm, 805-627-1443, Avila Beach 2008 Harvest Seminar &
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Maverick Saloon Blind Draw Darts
★ AUGUST 7
★ Adopt-A-Vine Club at Riverbench Winery
Learn How to Make Ice Cream Santa Barbara Darts Association
Girls Night Out at Salisbury Vineyards Walk the vineyards, analyze the grapes
Enjoy a 30-minute skit about ice cream Enjoy BBQ and Darts, 7pm, 805-686-4785
Stroll through the Schoolhouse & patio with hors and play a part in the 2008 harvest!
where you help create new flavors. Santa Ynez, www.mavericksaloon.org
d’oeuvres and wine in hand. Enjoy handmade gifts Lunch and wine tasting is included. 10am-1pm
and clothing from local artists and designers. The 7pm, Arroyo Grande, 805-474-4068
$50/$40 wine club, 805-937-8340, Santa Maria ONGOING
evening will have an exciting theme with guest www.docburnsteins.com
Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum
AUGUST 17
vendors, chefs & live music. 5:30-8:30pm ONGOING and Parks - Janeway Carriage House
Day of Fun at Waller Park
$25/$20 Club Avila, 805-595-WINE Clark Center for Performing Arts Exhibits from Chumash period through early
Enjoy a Santa Maria-style BBQ cook-off, a car
★ AUGUST 10
★ 805-489-9444, Arroyo Grande 20th century ranch days.
show, gymnastic demonstrations & more!
Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series www.clarkcenter.org 12-4pm, 805-688-7889, Santa Ynez
805-937-8521, Santa Maria
at Salisbury Vineyards • August 15: “What’d I Say” www.santaynezvalleymuseum.org
Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music The Ray Charles Story SANTA MARGARITA
• August 30: Highway 101 SECOND THURSDAY
while enjoying the perfect Avila climate. ONGOING Wine Impressions at Artiste
1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, Avila Beach ONGOING Spring Flowers Nature Hike Join fellow wine lovers for a blind tasting,
www.salisburyvineyards.com Village Summer Concert Guided hike with trained horticuluralist sensory evaluation & discussion by region.
★ SEPTEMBER 4
★ Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs & $15, 805-238-7324, Reservation required 7-9pm, 805-686-2626, Santa Ynez
Girls Night Out at Salisbury Vineyards blankets and enjoy a variety of music. Lazy Arrow Ranch, Santa Margarita www.artiste.com
Stroll through the Schoolhouse & patio with hors 1-3pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande
LOS OLIVOS ONGOING
d'oeuvres and wine in hand. Enjoy handmade gifts Bandstand on the Village Green
and clothing from local artists and designers. The • August 10: Sligo Rags (Celtic) ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Chumash Casino Concerts
evening will have an exciting theme with guest • August 24: SLO County Band & Maestro Brass Wildling Art Museum - Free Friday Flicks 800-585-3737, Santa Ynez
vendors, chefs & live music. 5:30-8:30pm • September 7: SLO Blues Society Free movie & snacks with discussion www.chumashcasino.com
$25/$20 Club Avila, 805-595-WINE • September 21: SLO Mambo and 7pm, 805-688-1082, Los Olivos • August 14: Rodney Carrington
Avila Beach, www.salisburyvineyards.com The Pat Cormick Group www.wildlingmuseum.org • August 21: Glen Campbell

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ONGOING AUGUST 29 ONGOING SATURDAYS ONGOING


Cachuma Lake Nature Walk Summer Fridays Wine & Cheese Pairing Junior Ranger Program Surfing Lessons
Naturalists lead walk on the Oak Canyon Trail Enjoy a special wine and cheese pairing where Kids learn about wildlife, ecosystems & Enjoy an exciting day in the water, Santa Barbara
10-11:30am, $6, 805-688-4515, Santa Ynez Park they pair four select wines with artisan cheeses caring for the environment 805-898-0671, www.sbadventureco.com
www.cachuma.com and live music. 6-8pm, $20 1-2pm, 805-688-4515, Santa Barbara AUGUST 15-17
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS 805-686-9336, Lucas & Lewellen, Solvang Cachuma Lake Nature Center The 2008 Woodies at the Beach
www.cachuma.com Fun car show including a no-host dinner & cock-
Jazz on the Deck at Vineyard House SANTA BARBARA
Live music and fine food ONGOING tails, a morning cruise & more. Stearns Wharf
ONGOING SUNDAYS Saturday show: 9am-3pm, Santa Barbara
6:30pm, $2, 805-688-2886, Santa Ynez Art Workshops for Children at Art from Scrap
Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show www.nationalwoodieclub.com/chapter_sbarb.htm
www.thevineyardhouse.com Fun workshops where kids reuse all sorts of
Featuring all types of art, crafts & jewelry
ONGOING materials to make works of art! AUGUST 16
10am-6pm, 805-897-1982, East Beach Pier
Art Exhibit at Artiste Winery Tues-Sat, 10am-2pm, $6, 805-884-0459 A Prairie Home Companion with
www.sbaacs.com
11am-5pm, 805-686-2626, www.artiste.com www.artfromscrap.org Garrison Keillor
ONGOING TUESDAYS Variety show that features unforgettable
Santa Ynez ONGOING FIRST THURSDAYS
Discussions & Coffee Tastings comedy sketches & eclectic acoustic music
AUGUST 8 First Thursday
Get insider info on up & coming books, music and 7pm, $37.50-$67.50, 805-962-7411
Cinema E Vino Paradiso at Gainey Vineyard Art, cultural events & fine wine tasting!
movies with coffee tasting too, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Bowl
Featuring Chicago 5-8pm, 805-962-2098, various venues in
805-899-3659, 3pm, Borders, Books & Music AUGUST 16-17
$75, 805-238-0095, Santa Ynez downtown Santa Barbara
ONGOING FRIDAYS www.santabarbaradowntown.com International Dance, Art & Music Festival
www.cinemaevino.com
Wine Tasting with the Winemakers Enjoy dance, art, music, dance lessons, food,
LOMPOC 4-7pm, 805-691-1020, East Beach Wines
ONGOING crafts & more from around the world
Santa Barbara Museum of Art 11am-7pm, 805-966-6950, Santa Barbara
ONGOING SATURDAYS Santa Barbara, www.eastbeachwine.com
805-963-4364, www.sbma.net www.sbdancealliance.org/festival
Olde Towne Market in Lompoc ONGOING FRIDAYS • Ongoing through August 17:
Great food, wine & music, Lompoc AUGUST 21
Wine & Cheese Pairings It's All About Me: California Artists’ Self Portraits
805-736-4567, www.lompocrecord.com Santa Barbara Museum of Art Nights
at East Beach Wines • Ongoing through November 2:
AUGUST 29 Enjoy delicious pairings & new selections Enjoy art, music, martinis, outrageous one
African Dinosaur – Interactive exhibit
Cruise Night in Lompoc night-only interactive happenings & redefine
each week, 4-7pm, $10, 805-899-1535
Enjoy watching all types of cars cruise by. ONGOING what it means to engage with art.
Santa Barbara, www.eastbeachwines.com
Planetarium Shows at 5:30-8pm, $35, 805-963-4364
5-7pm, 805-875-8108, Lompoc
ONGOING Santa Barbara Museum Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
AUGUST 30 Backstage Tours at Lobero Theater of Natural History AUGUST 24
7th Annual Car Show Guided tours upon request 805-682-4711, www.sbnature.com Santa Barbara Brazilian Food & Music Series
Cool cars, silent auction, live music, pedal car 805-996-4946, Santa Barbara • Exploring the Spring Sky Music by Sambajah & DJ Piatan with delicious
drag race & more! 9am-3pm, 805-875-8108 www.loberotheater.com • Cosmic Safari Brazilian food & drinks offered for sale.
Lompoc • Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket
ONGOING 4pm, $7, 818-508-8753, 500 Anacapa St.
SOLVANG Trout Fishing & Wildlife Walks
ONGOING at Cachuma Lake
Quicksilver Miniature Horse Farm Enjoy fishing (with trout brought in) & excellent
Visit Solvang horse farm with beautiful views wildlife viewing from bald eagles to mule deer.
10am–3pm, 805-686-4002, Solvang 805-686-5055, Santa Barbara, www.sbparks.org

ONGOING ONGOING
Solvang Farmers’ Market Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Fresh produce, flowers and foods, 3-7pm Guided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past
Solvang , 805-962-5354, www.solvangca.com 10am-12pm, 805-965-6307, Santa Barbara
ONGOING FRIDAYS ONGOING
Wine Tasting on the Patio Wine Dinners at Wine Cask
Live guitar music along with fine wines 6:30pm, 805-996-9463, www.winecask.com
5:30-7pm, 800-624-5572, Solvang • August 28: Talley Vineyards
www.royalscandinavianinn.com • September 25: Departures
ONGOING WEEKENDS • October 23: Jaffurs Wine Cellars
Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise • November 20: November Ampelos Winery
Guided 2 hour cruise with wildlife and geology ONGOING
$15, 805-686-505, Cachuma Lake Lobero Theatre
www.cachuma.com 805-963-0761, www.lobero.com
ONGOING • August 8: A Wedding
Elverhoj Museum of History & Art • August 11: Canadian Brass
Ongoing exhibits of art & photogaphy • August 12: Chamberfest Recital
805-686-1211, Solvang, www.elverhoj.org • August 16: David Sanborn Band

AUGUST 10 ONGOING
Old Mission Santa Ines Fiesta Ty Warner Sea Center
A full day of food, fun as the historic 1804 Explore creatures of the sea
Mission hosts folklorico dancers, mariachis & 805-962-2526, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
more in a celebration of the Valley’s rich cultural Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
heritage, 11am-7:30pm, 805-688-4815 Solvang, www.sbnature.org/seacenter
www.missionsantaines.org/home ONGOING SATURDAYS
AUGUST 23 Cachuma Lake Nature Walk
Wheels ’n’ Windmills Car Show 1 mile walk for all ages on the Oak Canyon Trail
More than 200 cars, trucks and motorcycles 10-11:30am, 805-688-4515, Santa Barbara
from all over California Cachuma Lake Nature Center
8am-4pm, 805-688-6112, Solvang www.cachuma.com

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ARROYO ROBLES WINERY


A Shore Thing
by Michael Cervin in Bakersfield and got into the gas and oil cases of fabulous Merlot,” Bob said. From
business, “for thirty successful years,” he said. there it was only a matter of time before they

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akersfield isn’t that far from Paso During that time he toyed with homemade launched their own label.
Robles, at least as the crow flies, but beer and wine, but didn’t take it too seriously. Located directly across from Paso Robles’
the two regions are vastly different in But then the opportunity arose for he and his downtown historic city park, Arroyo Robles
terms of most everything, including wine. brother to go into business together, and they offers wine of course, but also a plethora of
Quite frankly, there aren’t any wines in bought a lab in Visalia, California that focused other items in their well stocked tasting room,
Bakersfield. But Paso, now that’s a different on soil, pedial and water analysis, predomi- including books, multiple gift items and
story. Bob Shore grew up in Bakersfield and is nately for the agriculture industry in Cali- maple syrup and pancake mix – a sort of
the kind of guy who can do anything well. fornia’s fertile Central Valley. “We quickly homage to a property they owned back in
Originally in the oil and gas business as a gravitated toward supporting the wine Vermont. Even now they offer a pancake
petroleum engineer, he moved into farm industry, recommending rootstock, nutrient breakfast before all the major wine festivals in
management using his background in earth programs and high altitude photography for town.
sciences, then into wine. soil mapping,” Bob said. They parlayed the One of their former properties was
His tasting room in downtown Paso business into being consultants across the studded with oak trees and had an arroyo, (a
Robles could not be more perfectly sited for state for both large and small wineries. Spanish term for creek) running through it,
its needs. The prime location is bright and They originally bought a vineyard across so the name flowed quite easily. The tree itself
airy, with large windows looking into the the street from Tobin James as an experi- is actually a specific tree, one of the many
park. Currently producing about 3,500 cases, mental vineyard to employ different growing oaks that line Highway 46, though it’s on
Bob’s wines are well priced and promoted by techniques such as trellising, canopy manage- someone else’s property.
word of mouth. The goal is to reach about ment and stressing the vines. But again timing Arroyo Robles is family owned and they
6,000 cases and with distribution currently in played a roll. The chance to sell the property are proud of it. “There are some real pluses in
30 states, he’s well on his way to achieving at a nice profit arose and they used the funds working with my kids, my wife and
that goal, too. from that sale to buy their current vineyard grandson. Being a family owned business, it’s
Arroyo Robles opened their tasting room off San Marcos Road. Then in 1997, they a little more real, we all pick grapes, crush
in March of 2006. But their foray into wine were asked if they wanted some Merlot fruit them and move barrels around,” Bob
began much earlier. Bob was born and raised from Bien Nacido Vineyard. “We made 55 confided. He paused and thought for a

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moment about his last comment.


“There are times when being a
winemaker is priceless.” Bob’s
wife Tanis and their kids Jason
and Brianna are hard at work
under Bob’s direction.
A broad portfolio of wine is
made by Bob including the stan-
dard offerings like Chardonnay,
Zinfandel and Syrah, but they
have also branched off into Viog-
nier, Tempranillo, two Rosés and
several Ports. Not one to rest on
his laurels, Bob also produces
two sparkling wines, one of
which is a sweet almond
sparkler. Fine Wine...
And the people keep coming.
One day when Bob was manning Fine Art...
the tasting room, he mentioned
the diversity of people who
Fine Food
showed up to taste Arroyo Robles
1307 Park St. Alley, Downtown Paso Robles
wines. “Recently in the tasting
room on the same day I had www.vihuelawinery.com
people from England, Atas- 805.226.2010
cadero, Florida, Chicago, New
Jersey and the Bay Area.”
Perhaps it’s reminiscent of the
movie Field of Dreams: If you
make it, they will drink it. And
Paso Robles is bulging with new
wineries. “The more people that
come here to make really good
wine only benefits Paso Robles,”
Bob believes. His own approach
to wine is low key and modest.
“If you can make bread and wash
dishes, you can make wine,” he
advises. Certainly it’s not that
simple, but fortunately, Bob
Shore and his family keep the
rest of us happy by consistently
producing great wines with a
local influence.
Their tasting fees are only $5
and that charge is applied to any
wine you purchase in the tasting
room. Arroyo Robles is easily
accessible from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
each day at 739 12th Street in
downtown Paso Robles. Phone
1-877-759-WINE or visit
www.arroyorobles.com.

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Preferred Tasting Room:

ANGLIM WINERY
by Leah Kolt complexity that comes from the dry-farm process,
which concentrates the flavor.” Although the 2005

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t all started in January when Anglim Winery’s Zinfandel is sold out, Anglim has just released the
2005 Viognier earned a gold medal at the San 2006 vintage.
Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The highly touted Grenache is still available, also
Then midway through the year, their 2005 for $24 a bottle. This “fruity and spicy” blend
Zinfandel and Grenache wines each won a gold contains 20 percent Syrah. “It was one of my Holy
medal at the San Francisco International Wine Grails. Grenache grapes can be both frustrating and
Competition – one of the largest and most influen- rewarding. They want to overproduce, which
tial international wine competitions in the country. dilutes the intensity, so I had to find growers who
Further acclaim came when Robert Parker’s don’t allow that to happen. Then I added some
Wine Advocate magazine gave their 2006 Viognier Syrah for depth and structure, and a little more
an “outstanding” 90-point rating. color,” Steve explained.
“It is great to have our wines win such recogni- When you visit Anglim Winery’s tasting room in
tion, but it’s also a wonderful experience to see downtown Paso Robles, located a few blocks off the
people enjoying them in our tasting room and get park at 740 Pine Street, not only do you get to
their feedback,” said Steffanie Anglim. sample award-winning wines, but you also get a
The critically acclaimed 2006 Viognier was made taste of history. Located in the old Paso Robles rail-
from grapes grown in the Bien Nacido Vineyard in road depot, the tasting room contains the original
Santa Maria. “They are widely considered to be a flooring and windows of the old train station and
top producer. Their fruit is beautiful,” Steve Anglim attracts a number of train buffs, in addition to wine
said. “The Viognier grapes had a remarkable core of lovers. It all makes for a lively atmosphere, Steffanie
acidity balanced with ripe fruit flavors.” says. “We want people to feel comfortable in our
Fermented cold, the Viognier was evenly distrib- tasting room, whether they are new to wine tasting
uted in three types of containers: neutral French oak or old pros.”
barrels, stainless steel barrels and stainless steel On three Saturday nights in August – 16, 23 and
tanks. The result is characteristics of apricots and 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. – you will also find working
honeysuckle tones balanced by a hint of tangerine artists and live music in the tasting room, as Anglim
blossom and a mineral finish. It is still available – Winery participates in the Paso Art, Wine and Song
but probably not for long – at $24 a bottle. event going on at all of the downtown wineries.
The fruit for the award-winning 2005 Anglim Drop by any Thursday through Monday from 11
Zinfandel came from St. Peter of Alcantara Vine- a.m. to 6 p.m., except for Sunday when it’s open
yard, a small estate on the west side near Templeton. from noon to 6 p.m. You can also make an appoint-
A rich and lively wine, the Zin was made the way ment for almost any time by calling (805) 227-6813
Zinfandel used to be made, according to Steve, and or emailing info@anglimwinery.com. For more
has “a bright fruit core, with a richness and information, visit www.anglimwinery.com.

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Wineries of Highway 46
East Present an Evening
of Flights and Bites
Celebrate the “Spirit of Wine” during the
Summer Esprit du Vin – Saturday, September 20
Celebrate California Wine Month and gather for an amazing
weekend honoring the collective spirit and enthusiasm of the Paso
Robles wineries located along Highway 46 East. On Saturday,
September 20, all ten Wineries of Highway 46 East will gather at the
River Oaks Golf Club in Paso Robles for a fun night of wine, cheese
and gourmet bites. Sip and sample incredible wines expertly paired
with artisanal cheeses and enjoy the many award-winning wines from
this region in one amazing event!
The Summer Esprit “Flights and Bites” will be held from 6 to 8
p.m. at the River Oaks Golf Course located at 700 Club House Drive
in Paso Robles. Tickets are $30 per person and include a logo glass.
Purchase yours by calling (805) 226-8099. Or, for more information,
visit www.pasowine46east.com. Shuttle service will be available for an
additional fee.
The Wineries of Highway 46 East is a consortium of wineries
located along Highway 46 on the east side of Highway 101 in Paso
Robles, California. Member wineries include: Bianchi, Chumeia Vine-
yards, Clautiere Vineyard, Eberle Winery, EOS Estate Winery, Fire-
stone Vineyard, Martin & Weyrich, Meridian, Sylvester Winery and
Tobin James Cellars.

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CASTORO CELLARS
A Celebration of 25 Years
by Mark Storer On August 10, Castoro will offer its free Lazy
Local Concert featuring the band New Five Cent.

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astoro Cellars is celebrating its 25th wine Pack a picnic and come to Castoro from 1 to 4 p.m.
making anniversary with customer apprecia- to relax, enjoy the music and sip the wine. In addi-
tion events, concerts and the release of their tion, on August 23rd. Pepino D’Agostino will give a
proprietary anniversary blend. Dubbed Venti Cinque concert at 7 p.m.
Anni, Italian for 25 years, the blend includes Finally, Castoro will celebrate its silver anniver-
Castoro’s Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and their sary with Customer Appreciation Day on September
famous Zinfandel as well as some others. 6th from noon to 4 p.m. The day will be replete
The Castoro name, which means “beaver” in with free entertainment from Louie Ortega and
Italian, comes from a boyhood nickname that Niels discounts on wine along with complementary food.
had. It has come to be the symbol for the winery that With 550 acres of vineyards throughout the Paso
calls its product, “dam fine wine.” Robles AVA, Castoro continues to focus its attention
With a focus on sustainable practices and farming on creating wines that impress. Paso Robles’ rela-
vineyards with a minimum of synthetic products, tively new trend of creating quality Pinot Noirs is
Castoro has become one of the “old school” wineries that has consis- headed by wineries like Castoro. “We thought it was time to use that
tently focused on hand-crafted quality wines. Winemaker Tom Myers, coolness we get on the west side to our advantage. Pinot in particular
along with owners Niels and Bimmer Udsen, already have 100 acres does well in that climate,” says Udsen. Indeed, Castoro’s wines are all
of Castoro vineyards certified organic by the California Certified doing well and their 25-year celebration puts customers right at the
Organic Farmer’s Association and Castoro is dedicated to continuing heart of their success.
their work. Tasting wine at Castoro Cellars’ tasting room, located in the heart
Niels Udsen and the crew at Castoro have also been working hard of the Paso Robles wine appellation at 1315 North Bethel Road in
to get the new Whale Rock vineyard up and running. A west side vine- Templeton, just off Highway 46 West, is free for three samples of wine,
yard in Paso Robles with cool afternoon and evening ocean breezes, $3 for seven samples (which is waived if wine is purchased) and $5
the vineyard will be dedicated to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. for seven samples and a logo wineglass. Wine club benefits include six
Castoro Cellars began the festivities on July 26th, celebrating bottles every three months and generous discounts on featured wines,
the summer with its annual Al Fresco Dinner featuring San Luis library wines, logo garments, winemaker’s dinners and more.
Obispo caterer, Upper Crust. The dinner focused on Italian In addition, after six tasting room visits, wine club members get
dishes paired with Castoro wines and Mike Maguire, a local $10 off their next tasting room purchase other than wine. Call toll-
musician, was the entertainment for the evening. free, 1-888-DAM-FINE, for more information.

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Wineology
INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER by Len Napolitano

What is malolactic fermentation?


This term refers to a secondary fermentation process that takes Upon completion of the malolactic fermentation, the wine’s
place after the initial alcoholic fermentation is complete. Its contri- flavors become a little more pronounced and texture a little rounder
bution to a wine includes flavor enhancement, acid reduction and on the palate. The process has an added bonus of helping to make
stability for aging. the wine less susceptible to problems triggered by bacteria while
Acids are some of the components that are present in wine after aging in the bottle.
primary fermentation, along with alcohol, tannin and other Most red wines have undergone malolactic fermentation along
compounds that together create a balanced and tasteful wine. One of with many Chardonnays. The result is a smoother, more interesting
the acids, malic acid, can sometimes be desirous in certain wines, wine with greater long-term potential.
like Riesling, and in others, like Chardonnay, it may create a crisp
sharpness.
Whether or not this is beneficial to the enjoyment of the wine is Len Napolitano lives in Central Coast wine country and is certified in wine by
up to the winemaker. But in cases where the level of acidity creates the Society of Wine Educators, Wine & Spirits Education Trust, and
some unpleasant characteristic to the wine, then a reduced level of Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his
frequent contact with California winemakers.
malic acid is needed. To achieve this, malolactic fermentation will be
More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.
started that converts the harsher malic (and some citric) acid to Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net
softer lactic acid. You can associate malic acid with the kind found in or by mail to Len Napolitano in care of Wine Country This Week magazine.
apples and lactic acid with that found in milk. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.

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17th Annual Basil Festival Set for August 16, 17


An action-packed weekend is planned for the 17th annual Basil summer evenings by running from noon until 8 p.m. on Saturday
Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17 at Lone Madrone night. Patrons will discover the refreshing taste of basil beer and basil
Tasting Room and Organic Herb Farm. Lone Madrone is located at ice cream, great wine and local cuisine while grooving to the tunes
2485 Highway 46 West in Paso Robles (the old Sycamore Farms of local musicians Three-Quarter Time and Ras Danny and the
property). Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit KCBX FM Reggae All-Stars.
public radio, with a portion going to the Paso Robles Boys & Girls There will be a pesto contest on Saturday judged by local
Club. celebrity judges. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: tradi-
This year’s festival takes advantage of the lovely Paso Robles tional pesto, original/creative recipe and crowd favorite. All pesto
contest entrants will receive a complimentary 250 ml bottle of Olio
Nuevo organic olive oil. Pesto entries must be checked in by 1 pm
on Saturday, with a minimum of 2 cups per entry and must be
accompanied by an entry form. Festival goers may purchase pesto
sampling tickets for $3, which allows a vote for crowd favorite.
Judging starts at 2 p.m., with winners and prizes announced at 3:30.
Winning recipes will be published locally and on Lone Madrone’s
website. Entry forms are available at Lone Madrone and KCBX, via
email info@lonemadrone.com, and will also be available on site the
day of the festival. South County residents may drop off their entries
at the KCBX office, 4100 Vachell Lane in San Luis Obispo. Call (805)
238-0845 or 549-8855 for more pesto contest information.
An exciting raffle is planned for Saturday evening, with a grand
prize of two tickets to Jamaica! Raffle tickets are $10 each, and three
for $25, with a range of valuable prizes including local artwork, gift
certificates for fine local restaurants and hotels, jewelry, and more.
Raffle winners need not be present to win. The raffle will take place
at 6 p.m. Proceeds from raffle ticket sales go to the charities of the
day.
The whole family is encouraged to come out to enjoy delicious
local food, unique vendors, fun activities for kids, and live music.
Artists and local craftspeople will be displaying their wares,
including onsite organic lavender oil distillation and a glass blowing
demonstration. Admission to the festival is a suggested $5 donation
per adult (children are admitted free).
Sunday’s activities begin at 10 am with a “Green Eggs & Ham”
brunch created by Chef Jeffrey Scott; prices are $5 for kids, $10 for
adults. Professional storyteller Steve Crouch will be entertaining
children and parents alike with his Native American influenced
stories, and children’s activities will also be available.
Last year’s event raised over $6000 for the Make a Wish Founda-
tion, and we are hoping to exceed that this year to support both
KCBX public radio and The Boys & Girls Club of Paso Robles.
Lone Madrone Tasting Room & Herb Farm is located at 2485
Highway 46 West in Paso Robles. For more event information,
contact Shannon or Jackie at Lone Madrone at (805) 238-0845, or
email info@lonemadrone.com.

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PREFERRED RESTAURANTS
C AY U C O S
CAFE VIO by Mark Storer
Café Vio was on the verge of closing. Having been opened at a
building known in Paso Robles as the Granary, near the railroad crossing,
the café was sinking into a morass of pre-packaged foods and a bit of HOPPE’S GARDEN BISTRO & WINE SHOP
coffee. Yet the local constituents, in love with their gathering place, The most highly acclaimed restaurant and Wine Shop on the
simply refused to let it die and help came in the form of Alan and Nina Central Coast. Recognized for Chef Wilhelm Hoppe’s seasonally
Courtney, Café Vio’s own Calvary who arrived in October of last year. inspired menu, hand-selected wine list with a beautiful garden
and historical setting. Offering a wide range of menu items -
“I love my little place,” says Nina Courtney, who is truly at home here.
from wild game to prime meats and vegetarian/vegan items.
“I just saw the potential to make some changes and we did that and now,
78 N. Ocean Avenue • Wednesday-Sunday 11am-10pm
things are looking up.” Gathering advice from a group of regular
customers she and Alan refer to as “The Board of Directors,” the pair got www.hoppesbistro.com • 805.995.1006
rid of the pre-packaged foods and hired a professional chef to at once
simplify the menu and charge it with new quality and life. The menu
now includes fresh breads and pastries baked right on the premises,
meats that the Chef prepares himself in the kitchen whether roasting
succulent turkey or preparing lean pastrami for the delicious sandwiches, SAN LUIS OBISPO
and a focus on fresh produce. “And the coffee is still the very best in
town,” says Nina. “It has to be because my husband loves, and I mean
loves, good coffee.”
Open daily for breakfast with a fresh menu featuring egg specialties
and fresh pastries, the Courtneys have seen to it that Café Vio stays open MAMA'S MEATBALL
until past dinner time. “One thing the Board told us was that the previous Fine Italian Restaurant and Catering
owners closed too much,” says Nina. “So, we’re open now from early Mama's Meatball has specialized in
morning until sometime after the last few customers leave which is creating seasonal menus by using only
usually around 7 or 8 o’clock.” The lunch menu serves as well for a the finest and freshest ingredients.
dinner menu and customers seem to prefer it that way. 570 Higuera St. Suite 130-135
The ambience of the place has changed as well. Simple white walls www.mamasmeatball.com
have now been replaced by warm colors with plenty of artwork including 805-544-0861
one whole section dedicated to Western art. “We have a new artist each
month and it’s been such a treat,” says Nina. “We have the artists come in
every second Friday of the month and feature their work and it’s been
really popular.” The restaurant itself is broken up into separate “living
rooms” each connoted by a different color scheme and various kinds of NOVO RESTAURANT
comfortable furniture. From couches to cushy chairs to kitchen tables for NOVO’s international flavors are the leading ingre-
larger groups, Café Vio feels very much like homemade and it’s that dients in an exotic dining experience. Brazilian,
atmosphere that keeps regulars coming back. Mediterranean and Asian flavors awaken the
The food is exceptionally good with the meats as tender and juicy as senses. In house roasted spices for curries,
they can be. Fresh produce adorns the sandwich plates and homemade mixtures and marinades balanced with crisp,
dressings, freshly baked breads and freshly brewed teas and coffees are in seasonal vegetables and savory meats. Explore.
constant demand. In short, Café Vio has once again put the life back in 726 Higuera Street • Open Daily from 11am
Vio. 805-543-3986 • www.novorestaurant.com

PA S O R O B L E S CAMBRIA

ROBIN'S RESTAURANT
Mon-Thu: 6am to 8pm • Fri: 6am to 10pm Located in the historic east village of Cambria, in a
Sat: 7am to 10pm • Sun: 8am to 4pm charming vintage home, Robin’s has been delighting locals
Corner of 12th & Riverside in the Granary Building & visitors with a fresh eclectic quality menu of international
(805) 237-2722 • www.cafevio.biz foods and gracious service for 24 years. We also have a
beautiful garden for small weddings & special events.
Downtown Paso’s first and only internet cafe with free WiFi. We serve fine local wines, gourmet coffees,
espresso, teas, smoothies, soups, sandwiches and pastries. Enjoy our new Western & Wine Art Gallery Open daily from 11am. Sunday Brunch specials &
with a glass of wine and a small plate of delicacies, chill out in our cozy and comfortable living room monthly Prix Fixe dinners. Mother’s Day Brunch.
atmosphere, or relax outside in our patio under an umbrella. 4095 Burton Dr. • www.robinsrestaurant.com • (805) 927-5007

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WINE COUNTRY NEWS WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

WINE CLUB DETAILS


With the Eos Estate Wine Club you
can choose to receive two, four or six
bottles from the Eos Estate family of
fine wines. You decide how often:
monthly, bimonthly or quarterly, and
whether you prefer red, white or a mix
of wines. You will also receive a 20%
discount on all regularly priced wine
and merchandise. If you receive two or
more bottles per month you receive a
25% discount on all regularly priced
wine and merchandise. The cost per
two-bottle shipment is an amount up
to $39.50. The cost per four-bottle and
six-bottle shipment is $72 and $96
respectively. (Inclusive of shipping,

EOS ESTATE WINERY


handling and CA sales tax.)
Eos Estate Reserve Club – You can
choose to receive two, four or six
bottles from the Eos Estate Reserve,
stunning dessert wines: a Late Harvest Moscato Library or Cupa Grandis wines. Only the

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iscover the Wine Country of Paso Robles,
called “Tears of Dew,” and a vintage dated Estate most limited and extraordinary releases
the premier growing region of California’s from the Eos Estate Winery are candi-
Zinfandel Port.
Central Coast, and Eos Estate Winery, dates for this quarterly mailing. You
The Reserve Eos line includes the “Cupa
which has become a leading producer of award- will also receive a 20% discount on all
Grandis” Grand Barrel Reserve program.
winning wines and a destination spot for trav- regularly priced wine and merchandise.
elers. The spectacular 104,000-square-foot Featuring grapes sourced from the top Eos The Reserve Club membership is
Romanesque facility is surrounded by 700 acres Estate Chardonnay and Petite Sirah vineyard limited, so sign-up now to ensure avail-
of beautiful estate vineyards. Towering Cyprus blocks, the wines are handcrafted using the ability. The cost per shipment is 20% off
world’s finest cooperage. The Cupa Grandis the retail price of the wine plus ship-
trees line the entrance to the Eos Estate Winery,
Chardonnay is fermented and aged in 100- ping, handling and applicable tax.
which was the name given to the “Goddess of
percent new Louis-Latour French oak, consid- Personal Choice Cellar Selection –
the Dawn” in Greek mythology. The legend was
ered the finest in the world, and the Petite Sirah Receive only those wines you desire
that every morning Eos lifted the sun over the most from the Eos Estate, Eos Reserve
horizon to start a new day. uses a selection of barrels from specific forests in
and Cupa Grandis portfolios. Create
The production of Eos wines is unique in France and America, chosen by the Eos wine- your own personal cellar and every
many ways. Prior to planting, each vineyard row making staff. The 2003 release of the Cupa two months we’ll ship you two, four,
is deep trenched to the appropriate depth to Grandis 2003 Petite Sirah was honored by Wine or six bottles from your list. You will
allow water and roots to effectively penetrate the and Spirits 21st Annual Buying Guide as the also receive a 20% discount on all
compacted earth. Selection of clones is deter- best Petite Sirah in the United States (Winter regularly priced wine and merchan-
2007 issue). dise. The cost per shipment is 20% off
mined based upon terroir and targeted flavor
the retail price of the wine plus ship-
profile. Throughout the growing season, special Come to the Eos tasting room for wine
ping, handling and applicable tax.
attention is paid to leaf removal and crop thin- tasting and shopping in the unique marketplace,
Sweet Inspirations – Receive two,
ning. Drip irrigation is employed for complete which includes gifts, gourmet foods and locally
four or six select bottles from the Eos
control of a watering regime for the vines. grown products. Beyond the tasting room, visi- Estate family of wines. Only semi-
A 24,000-square-foot, temperature- and tors are welcome to picnic and relax in the lush sweet and dessert wines are candi-
humidity-controlled barrel storage facility was picnic area surrounded by lovely rose gardens dates for this quarterly mailing. You
built in 1999 to accommodate the winery’s and fountains. Self-guided tours of the wine will also receive a 20% discount on all
growing number of French and American oak production facility are open daily. The large regularly priced wine and merchan-
barrels, necessary for the production of world- parking area is perfect for big groups and RVs. dise. The cost per shipment is an
amount up to $39.50. The cost per
class wines. Eos Estate Winery is located at 5625 East
four-bottle and six-bottle shipment is
The estate-bottled Eos portfolio includes Highway 46, Paso Robles and is open daily from $72 and $96 respectively. (Inclusive of
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvi- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call shipping, handling and CA sales tax.)
gnon, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Merlot, and two 1-800-249-9463, go to eosvintage.com.

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Every Saturday Night in August –


P.A.W.S. (Paso Art Wine and Song)
Downtown Paso Robles will be alive with music, art and wine in 15 separate tasting rooms
within walking distance of each other every Saturday evening in August from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy
local artists and music while savoring the fruits of 15 different winemakers in the North
County. Brochures with maps will be available – just follow the flags with the PAWS printed
on them or follow the paw prints on the sidewalks to an enjoyable evening before you settle
down for dinner at one of our fantastic restaurants.
“This is a fun event and presents us with an easy opportunity to showcase our local wine-
makers while featuring local artists and musicians, “ says Norma Moye, Executive Director of
the Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association. For more information, contact the Main
Street office at (805) 238-4013.

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P erfect P airs by Millie Howie

Eberle 2007 Mill Road Viognier


Perfectly Paired with Abalone
Classic and elegant are two words that describe both the wine and the
dish in this pairing. Abalone is a gourmet shellfish popular for centuries
for its delicate flavor. However, California Red Abalone, once available in
bountiful quantities along the West Coast, is now scarce, forcing restric-
tions on commercial diving. But the Abalone Farm of Cayucos operates a
controlled environment of growing abalone, starting from a microscopic-
size fertilized egg to 4-1/2 inch adult abalone, primarily for supplying fine
restaurants around the world, but also for selling to the general public.
The recipe created by Chef Chris Kobayashi of Paso Robles’ Artisan
restaurant is a classic application of this rare world-class delicacy paired
with a classic Rhône-style Viognier wine from Eberle Winery of Paso CALIFORNIA RED ABALONE WITH HEIRLOOM
Robles. (The recipe even includes Paso Robles-grown olive oil as an ingre-
CHERRY TOMATO SALAD, BACON & MINT
dient.) The fresh, clean taste of the Cayucos Red Abalone with Heirloom
Tomato Salad, Bacon and Mint joins seamlessly with the crisp, • 4 each Cayucos red abalone steaks, about 1-1/4 ounce each
fruity style of the Eberle Mill Road Viognier. The wine, from • 1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
grapes grown in rocky loam soils and exposed to the warm • 4 each bacon, sliced and fat rendered
days and cool nights of Paso Robles, is described by wine- • 1/2 cup cleaned purslane leaves
maker Ben Mayo: “A classic floral bouquet of litchi, honey- • 10 each large mint leaves, chiffonade
suckle and apricot reveal mouthwatering flavors of melon
• 1/4 cup sherry vinaigrette
and peach. An elegant afternoon wine to enjoy by the glass
or a perfect complement to your favorite evening seafood • 1/2 Tbsp. butter
or creamy pasta dish.” • Salt and pepper to taste
Eberle Winery is widely recognized as a pioneer in
California Rhône varietals, such as Syrah and Viognier. • Cornmeal for dusting
Their Viognier is consistently selected among the five best
• Olive Oil for sautéing
in the state, winning awards year after year. The 2007 Mill
Road Viognier is a new release and is expected to continue • Pasolivo Lemon Extra Vrigin Olive Oil
Eberle Winery’s gold medal performances for this world- • Buckwheat Sprouts for garnish
class grape. Already, it has earned “Best of Show/White
Wine” at the 2008 Central Coast Wine competition. In a medium bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, bacon,
purslane, mint and vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper.
Reserve.
Eberle Winery Welcomes Doug Levy, Feast, Tucson, AZ
Eberle Winery Winemaker Dinner in the Caves, Saturday, Sept. 6, 6:30pm Heat a medium sauté pan over medium high heat. Place a
scant 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the pan and swirl. Lightly
The cuisine is international, the ambience is high energy and the name
dust the steaks in the cornmeal and sauté about 20 seconds
is Feast. What more do you need to have a great time, especially where
each side adding the butter in about 10 seconds into the
your appetite is concerned? Chef/owner Doug Levy has helped elevate
process (overcooking will lead to toughness). Remove from
the Tucson food scene to new heights. Take part in welcoming him to heat and drain on paper towels.
Eberle Winery and experience the food and wine pairings that are
making Chef Levy a well-known favorite in Arizona. Cost is $150 per Divide the tomato mixture on four plates. Place the abalone
person, $120 for Cellar Club Members. on top of each mound. Garnish with the buckwheat sprouts
For reservations, call Sheri Kennedy at (805) 238-9607 or visit and drizzle a little bit of the lemon olive oil on and around –
serve immediately.
www.EberleWinery.com. Eberle Winery is located at 3610 Highway 46
East in Paso Robles. Serves four as an appetizer or two as a light meal

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Atascadero Presents
Summer Movies,
Concerts in the Parks
Every Saturday this month, bring the whole family out to enjoy a
free movie on the big screem. Bring your blankets and a low-back
chairs to sit in. All shows are held in the Sunken Gardens Park, located
at 6500 Palma Avenue in Atascadero, and are family appropriate (rated
G or PG).
A snack bar will be open every week with tasty treats and bever-
ages to purchase, provided by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Items will
vary week to week, but may include popcorn, root beer floats, nachos,
candy bars, baked goods, sodas and waters.
Show times are approximately 8:15 p.m.
• Saturday, August 9th – Fly Away Home
• Saturday, August 16th – Surf’s UP
• Saturday, August 23rd – Charlotte’s Web
• Saturday, August 30th – Shrek the Third
Movies in the park is still looking for sponsors. These events are
promoted through many avenues of media including weekly ads in
the Atascadero news, radio, web and print materials. Sponsors are
generously displayed throughout promotional items depending on
level of support. If you would like to sponosor a movie or need addi-
tional information, call (805) 461-5000 or visit www.atascadero.org.
Concerts
The City of Atascadero and Food 4 Less present Saturday in the
Park, Summer 2008 Concert Series. All concerts are held at the Atas-
cadero Lake Park Bandstand from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The concerts are
free for the community and you are encouraged to bring a blanket,
low-back chair and your family to relish the warm summer evenings.
New this year, the Central Coast Zoo Society is offering wine by the
glass for your ultimate enjoyment. Both red and white wine is avail-
able for purchase at $4 a glass. Pacific Harvest Catering is back and
will be on-site at every concert with delicious gourmet barbecue avail-
able for purchase. For more information, visit atascadero.org or call
(805) 461-5000.
• August 9th – The House Red Band
• August 16th – The Usual Suspects
• August 23rd – PipeDream
Concerts are brought to you by the City of Atascadero Community
Services Department in partnership with The Golden One Credit
Union, H&R Block, Starna Cells Inc., Hart Family Chiropractic,
County Supervisor James Patterson, Western Janitor Supply, Endless
Summer Jewelry, Gary Bang Harley Davidson, Coast Hills Federal
Credit Union, Colorcraft Printing, The Tribune, All Signs & Graphics,
and Cat Country 96.

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DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Paso Robles Olive Festival – Fun for the Family


Olivas de Oro, producers of A member of the California Olive
premium olive oils and olive trees, Oil Council’s Tasting Panel will lead a
presents the 5th annual Paso Robles seminar on olive oil sensory evaluation
Olive Festival, a Paso Robles Main along with formal tasting to look for
Street Association event, Saturday, positive attributes of fresh olive oils.
August 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Paso Lysa Dean, with the Olive Oil
Robles Downtown City Park. Source, says, “The chance for people to
Local wineries and breweries will be taste some of America’s best olive oil
tastings as well as olive oil tasting producers side-by-side is an excellent
vendors. Olive-inspired food will be opportunity for consumers to learn
prepared and served in Olive Festival what they like when buying olive oil
Culinary Row. Cooking demonstrations and a cook-off will be held in for their kitchen.”
the “Outdoors’ Kitchen Stadium” in the park. Home chefs can enter “The last four years, the popularity of this event has proved that
the Olive Dish Contest. They can also submit recipes for our future people want to learn more about olives and olive oil, and that a festival
Olive Festival Cookbook. Awards by Spice Hunter. Entry forms avail- makes it fun for the whole family,” said Gary Brown, owner of We
able online, www.pasoolivefestival.com, or Main Street office by Olive and a member of the Main Street Association Olive Festival
calling (805) 238-4103. committee.
There will be live music along with free olive oil ice cream. Enjoy For more information, contact Paso Robles Main Street Association
arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities and olive product vendors. at (805) 238-4103, or visit www.pasoolivefestival.com.

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

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TASTE
Downtown Paso Robles is home to
more than 12 premium tasting
rooms, all within walking
distance of one another.
Each of these boutique
WHAT

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wineries offers a unique
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H A S TO O F F E R make for an unforgettable

13 Tasting Rooms in Walking Distance


Wine Country destination.

Arroyo Robles Orchid Hill


Open Daily 11-7 Daily 11:30-6 or by appointment
739 12th St, Paso Robles 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles
877-759-WINE | www.arroyorobles.com www.orchidhillwine.com | 805-237-7525

Family owned and operated, it is our goal to enhance your wine tasting expe- Fine premium estate wines are paired with cheese to complement your tasting
rience and show you the true beauty of Paso Robles wines. Tasting bar experience on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and by appointment. We also feature
features gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies. art work by world-renowned artist Jean-Pierre de Rothschild.

Bear Cave Cellars Ortman Family Vineyards


1227 Park Street, Suite B, Paso Robles 1317 Park Street, Paso Robles
805-238-4329 Daily 12-7
www.bearcavecellars.com 805.237.9009 | www.OrtmanVineyards.com
Come experience the acclaimed "Ortman style" and taste what two
Hand-crafted Paso Robles red wines. generations have perfected at the Ortman family’s new tasting
Come on by when you see the Bear Flag fly room in downtown Paso Robles. Varietals include Chardonnay,
or give us a call and we will open. Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sangiovese.

D’Anbino Vineyards & Cellars Pianetta Winery


710 Pine Street, Paso Robles 829 13th Street, Paso Robles
(in the historic train depot) Sunday, Monday, Thursday: 12-6
Open Thursday-Monday 11-7 Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm
805-227-6800 l www.danbino.com 805-226-4005 | www.pianettawinery.com
Owned & operated by a family of professional musicians, Pianetta Winery creates limited releases of premium red varietals and blends
you’ll always be entertained in our modern & lively tasting room. using our own Estate Vineyards in Indian Valley. From growing to wine-
See our gold records, Emmy statuettes, unique “piano bar” and making our techniques focus on balance and intense flavor. Join us at the
taste our award-winning wines. Historic Granger’s Union Building.

Edward Sellers Vihuela


1220 Park Street, Paso Robles Sunday & Monday 11-4
Open Thursday-Monday 11-6 Thursday through Saturday 11-8
805-239-8915 | www.edwardsellers.com 1307 Park St Alley, (behind Keller Williams))
Edward Sellers Vineyards and Wines specializes in small lots of handmade 805-226-2010 | www.vihuelawinery.com
American Rhône-Style wines from some of the finest vineyards in Paso Fine Wine...Fine
Vihuela Art...Fine is
(vee-way-la) Food
a boutique winery with a passion for old-world Spanish
Robles. Come in a taste our award winning Viognier, Syrah, Grenache guitar and a taste for new world, artisan wine. Each wine is crafted to express an
1307 Park St. Alley, Downtown Paso Robles

and Syrah/Grenache blends. Look for our tasting room in the Historic elegant balance of art and science that we’d love to share with you!
www.vihuelawinery.com
805.226.2010

Clock Tower Building in the heart of Paso Robles.

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Sylvester Vineyards and


Winery Presents its New
Wine Park and Events Center
Sylvester Vineyards and Winery recently opened its new events
center to the community of San Luis Obispo County. Sylvester Vine-
yards has been a local winery in the Paso Robles area since 1995. The
name Sylvester was not only chosen after the owner Sylvester
Feichtinger but also for its Austrian meaning of “celebration.” Since the
opening of the tasting room Sylvester Vineyards and Winery has
received several prestigious awards for their two reserve wine labels.
Through the years of recognition Sylvester Vineyards and Winery has
continued to grow creating new avenues of entertainment for their
customers to enjoy.
Sylvester’s new Wine Park and Events Center was created in March
2008 and was finished just in time for the Paso Robles Wine Festival
that took place May of this year. This 50,000-square-foot outdoor
events center lies on the property adjacent to the Sylvester Winery
tasting room and is surrounded by several varietals of grapevines. This
lush outdoor center includes a 20-foot amphitheater and stage, an
available outdoor kitchen, three vintage Pullman train cars from the
1940s which are open to the public and pond with rock waterfall
which is home to two beautiful swans. This unique events center gives
customers an Old World feel with the charm of the winery’s scenic
view and family traditions. Currently the Wine Park and Events Center
is available for both public and private functions.
Sylvester Winery is also hosting its Summer Sunset Series of events.
Customers and wine club members alike are welcomed to join the
festivities that include a variety of events. The next event will be an
Open Mic night on August 16th that will feature talented, local
performers. Come Visit Sylvester Vineyards and Winery’s new Wine
Park and Events Center today and see for yourself what the “celebra-
tion” is all about. For more information, call (805) 227-4000.

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Visit some of the newest and most exciting


wineries on Califonia’s Central Coast!

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late ’80s. B & E Vineyard is a FALCON NEST
small family owned winery. VINEYARD & WINERY
Family owned and operated vineyard and winery
We invite you come and taste our specializing in handcrafted wines with intense
wines in the B & E Saloon that colors and flavors. Join us in celebrating in the true
overlooks the vineyard. Italian tradition with food and wine pairing,
salami, prosciutto, provolone, sopres-sata, pâté,
imported pasta, specialty items and the finest pasta
Daily 11am-5pm sauces. Food available daily.
10000 Creston Road, Paso Robles
Open Daily 10am-7:30pm
805-238-4815
5185 Union Road, Paso Robles
www.bevineyard.com
805-226-0227 | www.falconnestwine.com

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Attention to Details Shows in Penman Springs Wines


The Paso Robles area is being called the most exciting wine region evident in every glass of these marvelous wines.
in California today and people like Carl and Beth McCasland are part The vines have been painstakingly planted around an innovative
of the reason why. Their winery, on top of a hill overlooking a stun- trellis system that maximizes the amount of sun each cluster receives
ning “sea” of vineyards, is called Penman Springs and their vision for and allows for optimum flavor development and color maturity. Carl,
the land east of Highway 46 has helped draw attention from around a perfectionist when it comes to growing grapes, has chosen to plant
the world to the amazing wines of Paso Robles. Like their fellow seven varieties that include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet
boutique winery owners in the region, Carl and Beth believe in the Franc, Petite Verdot, Syrah, Petite Syrah and Muscat Blanc to produce
value of handcrafted wines, requiring that every stage of the process his artisan wines.
of winemaking be done in small lots. In each precise step, every single And the McCasland’s attention to detail did not stop with their
bottle produced is given the utmost in attention and loving care. No grapes. They hired arguably the most charming hostess on the Central
detail is overlooked; no amount of careful planning is skipped in the Coast to greet their visitors. Rosie holds court from Friday through
effort to produce Penman Spring’s award-winning wines. The conse- Sunday in the Penman Springs tasting room. An emigrant from
quence of such meticulous management of the winemaking process is Nicaragua, Rosie sets a tone for the tasting room that is at once both
professional and inviting, gently joking with her guests while
dispensing the fine wines of Penman Springs. With her natural
warmth and sincerity, she makes everyone feel as though they are not
just in a tasting room, but in her “home.”
Penman Springs Vineyard is located just off of Highway 46. Take
the Union Road exit and proceed to Penman Springs Road. To learn
more about their wines, visit their website at penmansprings.com. or
call (805) 237-7959.

CHATEAU MARGENE Enjoy the beauty of


A micro winery specializing in the production of small lots of gently rolling hills in the
luxury, handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Margene Paso Robles countryside
produces 3,000 cases per year and focuses on viticulture and
winemaking practices that offer maximum expression of the and discover some of the
Paso Robles terrior. Come enjoy the wines and picnic on the newest and most exciting
deck or under the oaks.
Open Saturday-Sunday Noon-5pm
wineries on California’s
By advanced appointment on Fridays Central Coast.
4385 La Panza Road, Creston, CA
805-238-2321 | www.chateaumargene.com

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Tolosa Blends Fine Wine, Fine Art to Benefit Local Schools


Tolosa Winery has commis- auctioneer Gil Stork as Master of endowment that will directly be Ticket price is $100 per
sioned six local artists to partici- Ceremonies. Guests will have a distributed to the San Luis person all inclusive and may be
pate in their inaugural fund- chance to mingle with the artists Coastal Unified School District – purchased at Tolosa Winery or
raising event, Barrels R Art. “Our and bid on the individual art the funds support all schools through www.tolosawinery.com.
mission is to provide a platform barrels. The elegant evening will grades K-12 in San Luis Coastal Contact Tami Carija or Katie
for local artists to apply their be catered by the incomparable Unified. “The money raised will Noonan with any questions
talent and showcase their Megan Loring and paired with go directly to the classroom, (805) 782-0300.
creative synergies to another Tolosas fine wines. allowing students to participate Tolosa Winery is located situ-
great art form: the creation of TEACh Foundation (The in programs that they may not ated in the coastal hillsides of
wine,” said Bob Schiebelhut Endowment for the Advance- normally be able to receive,” San Luis Obispo where they
principal at Tolosa. Each artist ment of Children) was chosen as Maria Slavin, TEACh Founda- produce ultra-premium wines
was given a 60 gallon barrel to the beneficiary for the evenings tion President, said. “Our from their sustainably farmed
transform into their unique work proceeds. The timing for this mission statement is, a quality estate vineyards. Visit their
of art. Each barrel will be a one funding for the local schools education is a lifetime gift .We tasting room at 4910 Edna Road
of a kind original. couldn’t be more fortuitous with hope the endowment will in San Luis Obispo. For more
The barrels will be on display the recent state-wide budget continue to grow even after we information, call (805) 782-
in the Tolosa Tasting Room from cuts. The TEACh Foundation are a all long gone,” commented 0500. The tasting room is open
July 26th to September 5th. goal is to build a permanent Ms. Slavin. daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be a gala dinner
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Santa Maria – The Hidden Jewel of Santa Barbara


Over the years the landscape of the Santa Maria Valley has steadily for enjoying the fruits of their labor. The newest among them is
evolved and, unbeknownst to many, offers one of the most unique Riverbench, having opened its doors in April of this year.
Wine Country experiences on the Central Coast. While traveling To the west, the town of Santa Maria is full of surprises, with a
Highway 101 into Santa Maria, a glance to the west offers views of a broad range of top level accommodations and historic boutique
growing city that takes pride in its historic roots. A view to the east hotel experiences waiting to be discovered. And as with any top
offers a variety of agricultural landscapes with a vineyard here and wine region, Santa Maria Valley Wine Country is home to a growing
there, steadily increasing until you realize it: you are in Wine community of top chefs, each with a unique flavor.
Country, Santa Maria Valley Wine Country. While many choose to stay in surrounding areas, Santa Maria
The region encompasses more than 50 wineries, with an ideal offers full-service accommodations within the valley, including
setting for Rhône and Burgundian varietals. Proximity to the coast, wine touring packages through many of its hotels. Guests can save
an average temperature around 64 degrees, surrounding mountain on travel time (and expense), and maximize their time in the
ranges and cool winds out of the northwest come together where the vineyards and tasting rooms, exploring the quietly burgeoning
Santa Maria River winds through a myriad of elevated plateaus. Santa Maria Valley Wine Country. For more information, visit
Santa Maria Valley is the only region on the west coasts of North and www.santamariavalleywinecountry.com.
South America where two transverse mountain ranges are located,
creating a unique funnel effect, pushing breezes into the valley. In
fact, this one of a kind landscape makes Santa Maria home to one of
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Learn About Sushi and Wine at Riverbench Winery


Contrary to popular belief, sushi goes with more than just sake.
Join Riverbench Winery as they explore some innovative combina- UPCOMING EVENTS AT RIVERBENCH VINEYARD & WINERY
tions of Riverbench wines with sushi rolls and sashimi creations by • Saturday, August 16, 10am to 1pm
Chef Jeff Fujiwara, Saturday, July 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. Limited open- 2008 Harvest Seminar & Adopt-A-Vine Club
ings, so make reservations. The event is $20 for Benchmark Club Walk the vineyards, analyze the grapes, and play a part in the 2008
members. not-yet-members are $25. harvest! Vineyard Manager Jim Stollberg will be on site to show you
Riverbench Vineyard was established in 1973, when its first what it’s like in Santa Maria during this busy time of year. Lunch and
wine tasting is included. Cost to be determined.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes were planted on the property. For
years since then, some of the most renowned wineries in Santa • Saturday, September 6, 10am to 4pm
Barbara County have purchased the fruit for their own wines. Over Photo Show with Photographer Tom Poss
time Riverbench has become a prominent name for high-quality Enjoy the amazing and unique works of Tom Poss and hear
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Santa Maria Valley. the winner of our 2008 Riverbench photo contest!
In 2004, a group of local families purchased the property. Wine • Saturday, September 6, 5 to 7pm
drinkers themselves, the owners quickly became enamored with the Chocolate and Wine Pairing
wine industry and decided to start producing their own wine label Who doesn’t love wine with chocolate? Join us for some fun and unique
using small quantities of their exceptional fruit. Riverbench Winery dessert pairings with our most seductive red: Pinot Noir!
was born.
The first vintage included both Estate and Reserve versions of through the tasting room.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Since then, their portfolio has increased Riverbench Vineyard & Winery is located at 6020 Foxen Canyon
to include new interpretations of these noble varietals. All Riverbench Road in Santa Maria. For more information, call (805) 937-8340 or
wines are made in limited quantities and are available exclusively visit the website at www.riverbench.com.

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Carina Cellars Presents ‘Three People, Seven Places’


Artwork by Katie Desrochers on Exhibit spent in Prague, Czech Republic, while a series
through September 30 – Artist Reception: of three portraits captures herself and her two
Friday, August 8, from 5:30-7pm best friends at various stages of their journey. “I
Carina Cellars is proud to welcome Santa don’t see art as anything but illustration,”
Barbara artist Katie Desrochers to the tasting Desrochers states. “In each piece I try to convey
room for the first show in their Fall Art Series. a certain theme or feeling that I experienced,
A recent graduate from UC Santa Barbara which is why all my subject matter is usually
with degrees in both English and Philosophy, so personal.” There are seven main paintings
Desrochers is a completely self-taught artist that will be on display, each depicting the three
and a self-proclaimed painter since child- “London” by Katie Desrochers friends in other cities such as London,
hood. Attributing much of the influences on really illustrative quality that comes from all Florence, Venice, Paris, Mainz and Zurich.
her current work to her studies at UCSB, the reading I do.” Meet Katie Desrochers at the opening
Desrochers enjoys focusing on painting Upon returning from three months spent in reception on Friday, August 8 from 5:30 to 7
portraits of people and places. “I try to recon- Europe, Desrochers had also amassed a wealth p.m. at the Carina Cellars Tasting Room,
cile the surreality of memory and hindsight of photographs and memories which have 2900 Grand Avenue in Los Olivos. For more
with the reality of faces and representation,” inspired several pieces for this show. One information, visit www.carinacellars.com or
said Desrochers. “A lot of my work has a rather dark and ethereal piece depicts a night call the tasting room at (805) 688-2459.

To Hwy. 101
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Cinema e Vino – Great Films, Great Wines, Great Food


If the thought of being outside under the stars on a warm summer • Friday, August 8th – CHICAGO – Catherine Zeta-Jones,
night and sharing great wine, great food and a great film with someone Renee Zellwegger, Richard Gere Gainey Winery, Santa Ynez
you love is your idea of a romantic evening then look no further than • Saturday, August 16th – THE GRADUATE – Dustin Hoffman,
Cinema e Vino. Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross Cass Winery, Paso Robles
Cinema e Vino partners with selected California Central Coast • Saturday, August 23rd – GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES –
wineries to create romantic evenings for people who enjoy wine Meridian Winery, Paso Robles
tasting, Italian cuisine and watching great movies. The company, Ticket price is $65 for wine club members, $75 for the general
founded by Gina DeGirolamo and Melita Toscano, turns scenic public (includes $10 voucher good for wine room purchase that
wineries into romantic vineyard cinemas. evening). Advance ticket purchase is required due to limited seating
The evening begins with a private wine tasting at select vineyard. per event. Cinema E Vino is also available for corporate and private
Guests are then escorted to a scenic vineyard theater, staged with functions, as well as fundraisers. For more information, call (805)
comfortable chairs and cozy blankets. Once seated, your gourmet 238-0095 or visit www.Cinemaevino.com.
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5414 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-4287 Sa-Su 12-4 X X 2875 Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600 10:30-5:30 X X
★ Adelaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 10-5
5805 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 800-676-1232 X X X Doce Robles – Paso Robles Daily ★ J Lohr – Paso Robles Daily
2023 Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766 10-5:30 X X 6169 Airport Rd; 805-239-8900 10-5 X X
AJB Vineyards – Paso Robles Weekends
3280 Township Rd; 805-239-9432 12-5 X X ★ Donati Family Vineyard – Templeton Daily 11am-5pm ★ J. Paul Rosilez – Paso Robles Daily
Corner of 46 West & Vineyard Dr; 805-238-0676 X X 4889 Dry Creek Rd; 805-226-0550 12-5 X X
★ Anglim Winery – Paso Robles Th-Mo 11-6
740 Pine St; 805-227-6813 Su 12-6 & By Appt X X Donatoni Winery – Paso Robles Sa-Su 12-5 Jack Creek Cellars – Templeton By
3225 Township Rd; 805-226-0620 Or By Appt X 5265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283 Appt X X
★ Arroyo Robles – Paso Robles Daily
739 12th St; 877-759-WINE 11-7 X X Dover Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su Jada Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su
4520 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0101 11-5 X 5620 Vineyard Dr; 805-226-4200 10-5 X X X
★ B & E Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su By
10,000 Creston Rd; 805-238-4815 10-5 Appt X X Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery – Paso Robles JanKris Winery – Templeton Daily
1953 Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Th-Mo 11-5 X X 1266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319 11-5 X X X
★ Bear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles By Appt. &
1227 Park St; 805-238-4329 Some Weekends X X Eagle Castle Winery – Paso Robles Daily Justin Winery – Paso Robles Daily
3090 Anderson Rd; 805-227-1428 10:30-5:30 X X X 11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-6932 10-5 X X X
Bella Luna – Templeton Fr-Su
1850 Templeton Rd; 805-434-5477 10-5 X X ★ Eberle Winery – Paso Robles Daily Kukkula – Templeton By
3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607 10-6 X X X 9525 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-434-5475 Appt
★ Bianchi Winery – Paso Robles Daily
3380 Branch Rd; 805-226-9922 10-5 X X ★ Edward Sellers – Paso Robles Th-Mo L’Aventure Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su 11-4
1220 Park St; 805-239-8915 12-7 X X 2815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588 or By Appt X X
Black Hand – San Miguel By
1735 Nygren Rd; 805-712-WINE Appt X X ★ EOS Estate Winery – Paso Robles Daily Laura’s Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily
5625 Hwy 46 East; 805-239-2562 10-5 X X X 5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300 10-5 X X
Brian Benson Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
★ Falcon Nest Winery– Paso Robles Daily Le Cuvier – Paso Robles By Appt,
2985 Anderson Rd; 805-296-9463 10:30-5 X X
5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227 10-7:30 X X 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-238-5706 Wine Club Only
Calcareous Winery – Paso Robles Th-Mo
Firestone Vineyard Paso – Paso Robles By Linne Calodo – Paso Robles Fr-Su
3430 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289 11-5 X X
2300 Airport Rd; 805-591-8050 Daily 10-5 Appt X X 3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 11-5 X X
Caparone Winery – Paso Robles Daily
Five Rivers Winery – Paso Robles By ★ Locatelli Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su
2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827 11-5 X X X
8998 North River Rd; 805-467-0192 Appt 8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 11-4 X X
Carmody McKnight Estate Wines – Paso Robles
Four Vines Winery – Templeton Daily Lone Madrone – Paso Robles Daily
11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X X
3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0055 11-5 X X 2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0845 10:30-5 X X
★ Cass Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
Fralich Vineyard & Winery – Templeton By Appt Madison Cellars – Paso Robles By
7350 Linne Rd; 805-239-1730 11-6 X X
Private tastings at Paso Robles Wine Services; 805-434-1526 4540 Hwy 41; 805-238-9831 Appt X X
★ Castoro Cellars – Templeton Daily Fratelli Perata – Paso Robles By Maloy O’Neill – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 10-5; Su 12-5
1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 10-5:30 X X 1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809 Appt 5725 Union Rd; 805-238-7320 Or By Appt X X
★ Cayucos Cellars – Cayucos We-Su 11-5:30 Garretson Wine Co. – Paso Robles Daily Martin & Weyrich – Paso Robles Su-Th 10-5
131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036 Closed Tu X X 2323 Tulley Rd #110; 805-239-2074 11-5 X X 2610 Buena Vista Dr; 805-238-2520 Fr-Sa 10-6 X X
Changala Winery – Templeton Sa 11:30-5 By Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles By McClean Vineyards – Templeton By
422 Main St; 805-238-0421 Su 12-4 Appt X X 5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808 Appt 4491 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-237-2441 Appt
★ Chateau Margene – Creston Sa-Su ★ Grey Wolf Cellars– Paso Robles Daily Meridian Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321 12-6 X X 2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771 11-5:30 X X 7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133 10-5 X X
Christian Lazo – San Miguel Sa-Su ★ Halter Ranch Vnyd– Paso Robles Th-Mo ★ Midlife Crisis – Paso Robles Th-Mo
249 10th Street, Suite A; 805-467-2672 10-5 X X 8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 11-5 X X 1244 Pine St, Suite A; 805-237-8730 10:30-6 X X
Chumeia Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily ★ Hansen Vineyard– Templeton Daily Midnight Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102 10-5 X X 5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 10-5:30 X X 2925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904 10-5:30 X X
Clautiere Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily Harmony Cellars– Harmony Daily ★ Minassian-Young – Paso Robles Fr-Su
1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789 12-5 X X 3255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805-927-1625 10-5 X X 4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571 11-5 X X
Clayhouse Wines – Paso Robles Opening in Fall ★ Hearthstone Tasting Room – Paso Robles Moonstone Cellars – Cambria Th-Mo
849 13th St; 805 727-4720 Daily 12-5 X X X 1244 Pine St, Ste A; 805-237-8730 Th-Mo 10:30-6 X X 801 Main St, Suite C; 805-927-9466 11-5 X X
★ D’Anbino Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo 11-7 Hice Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo NadeauFamilyVintners – Paso Robles Fr-Su
710 Pine St; 805-227-6800 Closed Tu-We X X 821 Pine St Unit D; 805-237-8888 12-5 3860 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-3574 12-5 X X
Dark Star Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su Hug Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo Norman Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
2985 Anderson Rd; 805-237-2389 10:30-5 X X 2323 Tuley Ct Ste. 120 D; 805-226- 8022 11-5 X X X 7450 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0138 11-5 X X

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★ Opolo Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily ★ Rocky Creek Cellars – Templeton Daily Turley Wine Cellars – Templeton Daily
7110 Vineyard Dr; 805-238-9593 10-5 X X 8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919 10:30-5 X X 2900 Vineyard Dr; 805-434-1030 9-5 X X
★ Orchid Hill Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily ★ San Marcos Creek Vineyard – Paso Robles Venteux Vineyards – Templeton Fr-Su
1140 Pine St; 805-237-7525 11:30-6 X X 7750 North Hwy; 805-467-9260 Daily 11-5 X X 1795 Las Tablas Rd; 805-369-0127 10-5 X X
Ortman Family Vnyds – Paso Robles Daily Scott Aaron – Templeton Sa-Su Victor Hugo Winery – Templeton By
1317 Park Street; 805-237-9009 12-7 X X 422 South Main; 888-611-9463 11-5 X X 2850 El Pomar Dr; 805-434-1128 Appt X X
Parkfield Vineyards – San Miguel By ★ Sculpterra – Paso Robles Fr-Su 10-5 ★ Vihuela Winery – Paso Robles Th-Sa 11-8
70502 Vineyard Canyon Rd; 805-463-2316 Appt X X 5015 Linne Road, 888-302-8881 or By Appt X X 1307 Park St; 805 835-4304 Su & Mo 11-4 X X

★ Peachy Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Daily ★ Silver Horse – San Miguel Fr-Mo Villicana Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su
1480 N. Bethel Rd; 805-239-1918 11-5 X X 2995 Pleasant Rd; 805-467-WINE 11-5 X X 2725 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-9456 11-5 X X

★ Peachy Canyon Winery Too – Paso Robles ★ Silver Stone – Paso Robles Mo-Th 12-7 ★ Vina Robles – Paso Robles Daily
2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805-237-7848 Fr-Su 11-5 X X 827 13th St; 805-226-2788 Fr-Sa 12-8 Su 11-4 X X 3700 Mill Rd; 805-227-4812 10-5 X X

★ Penman Springs Vineyard – Paso Robles Skyhawk Lane – San Miguel By VinFuzion – Paso Robles We-Su
1985 Penman Springs Dr; 805-237-7959 Fr-Su 11-5 X X 1605 Commerce Way; 213-200-4661 Appt 2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0208 11-5:30 X X

★ Pianetta – Paso Robles Su-Mo-Th: 12-6pm Stacked Stone Cellars – Paso Robles Fr 12-5 Vista Del Rey – Paso Robles Su 11-5
829 13th St; 805-226-4005 Fr-Sa 11-7 X X X 1525 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7872 Sa-Su 11-5 X X 7340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 By Appt X X

Pipestone – Paso Robles Th-Mo Stephen’s Cellar – Templeton By Whalebone Winery – Paso Robles Daily
2040 Niderer Rd; 805-227-6385 11-5 X X 7575 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-2412 Appt X X 8325 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-9020 11-5 X X

Poalillo Vineyards – Paso Robles By Still Waters Vineyards – Paso Robles Th-Mo Wild Coyote Winery – Paso Robles Daily
18888 Willow Creek Rd; 805-238-0600 Appt 2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231 11-5 X X 3775 Adelaida Rd; 805-610-1311 11-5 X X

Pretty-Smith – San Miguel Fr-Su Summerwood – Paso Robles Daily Wild Horse Winery – Templeton Daily
13350 River Rd; 805-467-3104 10-5 X X 2175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365 10-5:30 X X 1484 Wild Horse Winery Ct; 805-434-2541 11-5 X X

Rabbit Ridge – Paso Robles We-Su ★ Sylvester Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily Windward Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily
1172 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3331 11-5 X X 5115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 11-5 X X X 138 Live Oak Rd; 805-239-2565 11-5 X X

Rainbows End Winery – San Miguel By Tablas Creek – Paso Robles Daily York Mountain – Templeton Daily
8535 Mission Ln; 805-467-3345 Appt X X 9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231 10-5 X X X 7505 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-3925 11-5 X X
Zenaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
★ Rio Seco – Paso Robles Daily Terry Hoage – Paso Robles By
1550 Hwy 46 West; 805-227-0382 11-5 X X X
4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884 11-5 X X 870 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2083 Appt
ZinAlley – Templeton Fr-Su
RiverStar Vineyards – Cayucos Fr-Su Thacker Winery– Paso Robles Opening in
3730 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0959 11-5 X X
36 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3741 11-4 X X 8355 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0087 June '08 X X
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RN Estate Winery – Paso Robles By Thunderbolt Junction – Paso Robles Fr-Su
7986 North River Rd; 805-467-3106 Appt 2740 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805-226-9907 11-5 X X ★ Pozo Valley – Santa Margarita Fr-Su
2200 El Camino Real; 805-286-7172 12-6 X X
★ Robert Hall – Paso Robles Daily Tobin James Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
3443 Mill Rd; 805-239-1616 10-6 X X X 8950 Union Rd; 805-239-2204 10-6 X X SAN LUIS OBISPO
Rotta Winery – Paso Robles Daily Tolo Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Mo Alapay Cellars – Avila Beach Daily
3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0510 11-5 X X 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-2282 11-5 X X 415 First St; 805-595-2632 10:30-6 X X

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Aron Hill Vineyards – Morro Bay Th-Su S A N TA M A R I A / F O X E N C A N Y O N Arthur Earl – Los Olivos Daily
845 Embarcadero Rd, Suite F; 805-610-5751 12-5 X X 2922 Grand Ave; 805-693-1771 11-6 X X
Addamo Estate Vineyards – Orcutt Tu-Su
★ Baileyana Vineyard – San Luis ObispoDaily 400 East Clark Ave; 805-937-6400 11-7 X X Beckmen Vineyards – Los Olivos Daily
5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 10-5 X X 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-8664 11-5 X X
Bedford Thompson – Los Alamos Daily
Barnwood Winery – Arroyo Grande Daily 448 Bell St; 805-344-2107 11-5 X X Bernat – at Los Olivos Café Daily
453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 888-809-VINE 11-5 X X 2879 Grand Ave; 805-688-7265 11-9 X X
Byron Vineyard – Santa Maria By
Cerro Caliente – San Luis Obispo Fr-Su 5250 Tepusquet Rd; 805-934-4770 Appt Brophy Clark Cellars – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room
831 A Via Esteban; 805-544-2842 11-5 X X 2905 Grand Ave; 805-929-4830 Daily 11-6 X X
Cambria Winery – Santa Maria Daily
★ Claiborne & Churchill – San Luis Obispo Daily 5475 Chardonnay Lane; 888-339-9463 10-5 X X The Brander Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily
2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd; 805-544-4066 11-5 X X 2401 Refugio Rd; 805- 688-2455 11-4 X X
Chimere – Santa Maria By
Domaine Alfred – San Luis Obispo Daily 217 North Russell; 805-310-1148 Appt Carhartt Vineyard – Los Olivos Th-Mo 11-5
7525 Orcutt Rd; 805-541-9463 10-5 X X 2990A Grand Ave; 805-688-0685 (Closed Tu-We) X X
★ Costa de Oro – Santa Maria Daily
Edna Valley Vnyd – San Luis Obispo Daily 1331 S. Nicholson Ave; 805-922-1468 11-6 X X ★ Carina Cellars – Los Olivos Daily
2585 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-544-5855 10-5 X X Cottonwood Canyon – Santa Maria Daily 2900-A Grand Ave; 805-688-2459 11-5 X X
★ Kelsey See Canyon – San Luis Obispo 3940 Dominion Rd; 805-937-VINE 10-5:30 X X X Consilience – Los Olivos Daily
1947 See Canyon Rd; 805-595-9700 Daily 11-5:30 X X X Curtis Winery – Los Olivos Daily 2933 Grand Ave; 805-691-1020 11-5 X X
Kynsi Winery – Arroyo Grande Th-Mo 5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-5 X X Curtis Winery – Los Olivos Daily
2212 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805-544-8461 11-5 X X Fess Parker – Los Olivos Daily 5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-5 X X
★ Laetitia Vineyard – Arroyo Grande Daily 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X X Daniel Gehrs Winery – Los Olivos Daily
453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 11-5 X X Firestone Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily 2939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 11-5 X X
Morovino – Avila Beach Th-Mo 5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 10-5 X X X Dierberg Estate Vineyard – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
550 1st St; 805-627-1443 12-5 X X Foxen Vineyard – Santa Maria Daily 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
★ Per Bacco Cellars – San Luis Obispo Th-Mo 7200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-4251 11-4 X X Epiphany Cellars – Los Olivos Th-Mo
1850 Calle Joaquin Rd; 805-787-0485 11-5 X X X IO Vineyards – Santa Maria By 2963 Grand Ave; 866-354-9463 11:30- 5:30 X X
Piedra Creek Winery – San Luis Obispo 5250 Tepusquet Rd; 805-934-4770 Appt John Kerr Wines – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room
6425 Mira Cielo Dr; 805-541-1281 By Appt ★ KennethVolk Vineyards – Santa Maria Daily 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-5:30 X X
Rancho Arroyo Grande – Arroyo Grande 5230 Tepusquet Rd; 805-938-7896 10:30-4:30 X X X Fess Parker – Los Olivos Daily
591 Hi Mountain Rd; 805-474-0220 1st Saturday of the month 11-5 Koehler – Los Olivos Daily 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X X
★ Salisbury Vineyards – Avila Valley Daily 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X X Firestone Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily
6985 Ontario Rd; 805-595-WINE 11-6 X X Labyrinth – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang 5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 10-5 X X X
Saucelito Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily 2717 Aviation Way; 805-268-4155 Daily 10-5 X X Flying Goat Cellars – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-543-2111 10-5 X X McKeon-Philips – Santa Maria Daily 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
Sextant Wines – San Luis Obispo Daily 2115 S Blosser Rd; 805-928-3025 11-6 X X Great Oaks Ranch – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
3536 S. Higuera St; 866-833-WINE 11-5 X X Ovene Winery – Santa Maria (Tasting Room: See Solvang) 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
Shadow Canyon Cellars – San Luis Obispo 2717 Aviation Way; 714-420-2525 By Appt X X J Wilkes Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
956 Monterey Street; 805-781-0862 Th-Su 12-7 X X Rancho Sisquoc Winery – Santa Maria Daily 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
Stephen Ross Wine Cellars – San Luis Obispo 6600 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-934-4332 10-4 X X Koehler – Los Olivos Daily
2330 Johnson Ave; 805-594-1318 By Appt X Riverbench Vineyards – Santa Maria Daily 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X X
6020 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8340 10-4 X X X
★ Tangent Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Daily Lane Tanner Wines – at Los Olivos Tasting Room
5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 11-5 X X Tantara Vineyard – Santa Maria By 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-6 X X
4747 Ontiveros Lane; 805-938-5051 Appt
★ Talley Vineyards – Arroyo Grande Daily Longoria Wines – Los Olivos Daily
3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 10:30-4:30 X X Tres Hermanas Winery – Santa Maria Daily 2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637 11-4:30 X X
9660 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8451 10-5 X X
Taste – San Luis Obispo Mo-Sa 11-9 Oak Savanna – at Andrew Murray Tasting Room in Los Olivos
1003 Osos St; 805-269-TASTE Su 11-5 X X Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos Daily 2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Daily 11-6 X X
6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X X
★ Tolosa Winery – San Luis Obispo Daily Qupé Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
4910 Edna Rd; 805-782-0500 11-5 X X LOS OLIVOS 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-968-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
★ Wood Winery – Arroyo Grande Th-Mo Alexander & Wayne – Los Olivos Daily ★ Silver Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
136 Bridge St; 805-489-9663 11-5 X X 2922 Grand Ave; 805-688-9665 11-6 X X 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-963-3052 Daily 11-5 X X
Wolff Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Th-Su Andrew Murray – Los Olivos Daily Scott Cellars – Los Olivos Th-Mo
6238 Orcutt Rd; 805-781-0448 11-5 X X 2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 11-6 X X 2933 San Marcos Ave, Ste 101; 805-570-0048 12-5 X X

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2445 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
★ Badge Wines – at Trio Tastings, Solvang
Three Saints – at Wine Country in Los Olivos 1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Th-Su 11-5 or By Appt X X
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
Blackjack Ranch – Solvang Daily 11-5
Tre Anelli – Los Olivos Daily
2205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412 Closed Wed X X
2923 Grand Ave; 805-686-3000 11-5 X X
Vandale – at The Ballard Inn in Ballard Fr-Su Blair Fox Cellars – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang
2436 Baseline Ave; 805-688-7770 12-5:30 X X 1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 Daily 11-8 X X

Verdad Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos Cabana Cellars/Wandering Dog Wine Bar – Solvang
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X 1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 We-Mo 11-8ish X X
Wild Heart Winery – Los Olivos Daily Casa Cassara – at Olive House in Solvang
2933-C Grand Ave; 805-688-7386 11-5 X X 1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X X
Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos Daily
★ Curran Wines – at Trio Tastings, Solvang
6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X X
1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Th-Su 11-5 or By Appt X X
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★ DiBruno – at Trio Tastings, Solvang
Alma Rosa – Buellton Daily 1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Th-Su 11-5 or By Appt X X
7250 Santa Rosa; 805-688-9090 11-4:30 X X
East Valley – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang
Ampelos Cellars – Lompoc By
1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X X
805-736-9957 Appt X X
Babcock Winery – Lompoc Daily Honeywood/Olde Mission Wine Co.
5175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455 10:30-4 X X Tasting room for Honeywood, Michael Grace and Ovene Winery
1539 Mission Dr, #A & B, Solvang Su-Th 9:30-5:30
Casa Cassara – Buellton We-Mo
805-686-9323 Fr-Sa 9:30-6:30 X X
291 Valley St; 805-686-5159 11-5 X X
Clos Pepe – Lompoc By Jorian Hill – Solvang By
4777 East Hwy 246; 805-735-2196 Appt 1051 Croft Lane; 805-686-8490 Appt

Fiddlehead Cellars – at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto Lincourt Winery – Solvang Daily
1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 530-756-4550 Th-Sa 11-4 X X 1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554 10-5 X X
Foley Estates – Lompoc Daily Lions Peak Vineyards – Solvang Fr-Mo
6121 East Hwy 246; 805-737-6222 10-5 X X 1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 11-5 X X
Harrison-Clarke – Lompoc By Lucas & Lewellen – Solvang Daily
805-686-0850 Appt
1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 11-5:30 X X
Hitching Post Wines – at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton
406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676 Daily from 4pm X X Mandolina Wines – Solvang Daily
1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506 11-5:30 X X
Huber Vineyards – Lompoc By
4892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 Appt Michael Grace – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang
1539 Mission; 805-686-9323 Daily 9:30-5:30 X X
Ken Brown Wines – Buellton By
2025 Still Meadows Rd; 805-448-3791 Appt Ovene Winery – at Old Mission Tasting Company in Solvang
Lafond Vineyard – Buellton Daily 1539 Mission; 714-420-2525 Daily 9:30-5:30 X X
6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921 10-5 X X Presidio Vineyard – Solvang Daily
Melville Vineyard – Lompoc Daily 1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585 11-6 X X
5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030 11-4 X X
Rideau Vineyard – Solvang Daily
Mosby Winery – Buellton Daily 1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717 11-4 X X
9496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415 10-4 X X
Royal Oaks – Solvang Daily
Palmina – Lompoc Th-Sa
1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 10-5:30 X X
1520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030 11-4 X X
Sanford Winery – Lompoc Daily Rusack Vineyard – Solvang Daily
5010 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-735-5900 11-4 X X 1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278 11-5 X X

Sort This Out Cellars – Buellton Daily Shoestring Winery – Solvang Fr-Su
593 Avenue of the Flags; 805-688-1717 10-5:30 X X 800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612 11-4 X X

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