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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ★ AUGUST 12

Lazy Locals Concert at Castoro -
SEPTEMBER 14
Summer Concert Series at Bianchi ONGOING
Chumash Music & History 6-pm, 805-226-9922, $20/per person Christopher Cohan Center
PASO ROBLES 1-4pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles Paso Robles, www.bianchi.com Performing Arts Center – San Luis Obispo
ONGOING MONDAYS www.castorocellars.com 805-756-2787, www.pacslo.org
SEPTEMBER 15
Jam Night at Divine Appointment AUGUST 17 • Aug 10-12: Jesus Christ Superstar
Taste of Downtown Paso Robles
Share your talent with others Summer Concert Series at Bianchi • Aug 13 Annual Recital-Stepping Up
28 restaurants tastes, Wine & music
6:30pm, 805-237-0054, Paso Robles Featuring the Mighty Croon Dogs • Sept 28: Franz Liszt Chamber
3pm-6pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robles
www.divineappointmentguitars.com 6-pm, 805-226-9922, $20/per person • Sept 29: George Carlin
www.pasoroblesdowntown.org
ONGOING FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Paso Robles, www.bianchi.com ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31
SEPTEMBER 15
Artist’s Reception at Sylvester Winery ★ AUGUST 18
★ Hearst Castle Garden Tour
Arte' de Tiza – Sidewalk Chalk Art
Each month a new local artist will be featured FOW at Eberle Winery Enjoy a special tour of the Hearst Castle
Great art, music and fun
4-7pm, 805-227-4000, Paso Robles Once a year party for Eberle Winery’s focusing on the gardens including Neptune’s
8am, City Park Paso Robles
ONGOING 2007 Far Out Wine members, Paso Robles www.pasoroblesdowntown.org pool & wine cellar, San Simeon
2007 Winery Music Awards 805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com 800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.com
★ SEPTEMBER 22

Elimination round competition of musicians ★ AUGUST 18
★ ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
9th Annual Grape Stomp
4-9pm, info@winerymusicawards.com Outdoor Summer Concert at Castoro Cellars Art Gallery Events “Art After Dark”
Come celebrate harvest with EOS
• August 11: Booker Winery Peppino d’Agostino, 7pm, $20 Various art galleries stay open late & host
12-4:30pm, EOS Estate Winery
• September 15: Silver Horse Winery 888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com artist receptions with wine & cheese
805-239-2562, www.eosvintage.com
• Final Competion 5-9pm, 805-544-9251, San Luis Obispo
October 7: River Oaks Hot Springs ★ AUGUST 18
★ ★ SEPTEMBER 26
★ www.sloartcouncil.org
Cinema e Vino Paradiso Castoro Cellars Wine Club Appreciation BBQ
ONGOING House Boat at Rio Seco ONGOING FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
Bring a guest & enjoy complementary BBQ,
Concerts in the Park Great wines & a classic movie under the stars Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves
music & great wine, seating is limited
Music, wine and hors d’oeuvres Tuscan-style dinner, fine wine & a classic film Art, crafts, children’s activities, music & more
888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles
5:30pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robles $75, Paso Robles, 805-238-0095 on beautiful bluffs over looking the ocean
www.castorocellars.com
www.pasoroblesdowntown.org www.cinemaevino.com, www.riosecowine.com 10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, Pismo Beach
• August 10: Monte Mills Band ★ SEPTEMBER 29
★ www.pismochamber.com
• August 17: Mighty Croon Dogs AUGUST 24 Outdoor Summer Concert at Castoro Cellars
• August 24: John Neira & Friends Olive Festival – Pre-Festival Social Mixer Druha Trava, 7pm, $20, 888-DAM-FINE ONGOING
5:30-7:30pm, 1311 Park St., Paso Robles www.castorocellars.com Art Demonstrations by Fine Artists
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS 805-238-4108, www.pasoolivefestival.com Non-profit art gallery exhibit of local artists
Wine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine Bar ★ SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 1
★ 7pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Bay
Local winemaker featured each week AUGUST 25 13th Annual Men’s Golf Tournament
4th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival www.morrobayartassociation.org
5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154, Paso Robles EOS Golf Tournament at Hunter Ranch
www.vinotecawinebar.com Olive Tasting, music, art and fun $475pp, 805-239-2562, must have USGA index ONGOING
10am-5pm, Paso Robles San Luis Obispo Art Center Show
ONGOING SATURDAYS www.pasoolivefestival.com, 805-238-4103 OCTOBER 19 Constantly rotating exhibits in all media
Templeton Farmers’ Market Harvest Festival Weekend Kickoff at Bianchi 11am-5pm, 805-481-3991, San Luis Obispo
Fresh fruit, flowers & vegetables ★ AUGUST 25
★ Featuring music by The JD Project
Outdoor Summer Concert at Castoro Cellars www.sloartcenter.org
9am-12:30pm, 805-239-6535, Templeton Prime rib dinner paired with Bianchi's fine wines
Nathan McEuen Benefit Outdoor Concert 6pm, 805-226-9922, Paso Robles ★ ONGOING TUESDAYS

ONGOING SATURDAYS 7pm, $20, 888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com 2-oz. Tuesdays at Taste
Paso Robles Farmers’ Market $75/per person $65/Lakeside Club Members
Proceeds benefit Escuela del Rio Reservations required, www.bianchi.com Weekly drink specials
Country farm and craft market
★ AUGUST 25
★ 10am-9pm, San Luis Obispo
8am-12:30pm, 805-237-9254, Paso Robles OCTOBER 20-21
Summertime Artisan Cheese Seminar 805-269-TASTE, www.taste.com
ONGOING Harvest Festival Weekend at Bianchi
Eberle Winery transformed into a Tuscan cellar! ★ ONGOING TUESDAYS

Art Exhibits at Castoro Cellars Barrel samples, comlimentary appetizers
Paso Robles, RSVP 805-238-9607 Wine Down Wednesdays at Taste
10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton 6pm, 805-226-9922, Paso Robles
www.eberlewinery.com Featured weekly winery
www.castorocellars.com www.bianchi.com
★ AUGUST 25
★ 10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE
• August: Pat Cairn - Watercolors
Far Out Wineries ARROYO GRANDE San Luis Obispo, www.taste.com
• September: RW Goetting - Oils
Adelaida Schoolhouse Fund Raiser ONGOING ONGOING
★ AUGUST 10
★ BBQ with 16 Far Out Wineries pouring fine wines Visit Historic Buildings in Arroyo Grande Adventures with Nature
Justin Vineyards Annual 7-10pm, 805-237-0138, Carmody McKnight Sat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm, 805-473-5077 Docent guided walks – Morro Bay State Park
Wine Society Gala Guest Chef Dinner Paso Robles, www.pasowine.com Arroyo Grande Museum of Natural History
Featuring Chef Paul Kahan of Blackbird
SEPTEMBER 1 ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 805-772-2694, www.ccnha.org
6:30pm, $150/$120 Wine Society, Paso Robles
5th Annual Cellar Sale at Meridian Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concerts Various hikes throughout the summer including;
805-238-6932, www.justinwine.com
Great case discounts with gift glass Concerts at the Rotary Bandstand, bring Chumash Bloody Nose Trail, Fast Hike to
AUGUST 11 12-5pm, 805-226-7131, Paso Robles Valencia Peak, Hazard Reef, Rookery Wonders,
picnic baskets & enjoy a variety of music
9th Annual Winemakers’ Invitational Cook-Off www.meridianvineyards.com Exploring Oceano Lagoon and Morro Rock hikes
1pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande
Benefit of vintners from many wineries prepare
★ SEPTEMBER 1
★ www.arroyograndevillage.org ONGOING SUNDAYS
cuisine to pair with their fine wine wines.
Labor Day Weekend BBQ at Opolo ONGOING SATURDAYS Art on the Beach at Avila Beach
5pm, $75, 805-226-5674, Paso Robles
Enjoy a traditional delicious BBQ Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market Artists paint & present their work
River Oaks Hot Springs & Spa
12-4pm, 805-238-9593, www.opolo.com Farm fresh produce, music, & arts & crafts 10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach Pier
www.winemakerscookoff.com
SEPTEMBER 7 12-2:30pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande ONGOING
AUGUST 11 - OCTOBER 20
Afternoon with Cahoots – Meridian Vineyards www.arroyograndevillage.org Morro Bay Art Association
Garretson Wine Company University
Sample tidbits by local caterer with fine wines Classes, demostrations and workshops
Series of tasting classes that will benefit ONGOING WEDNESDAYS
12-5pm, Paso Robles 12-3:30pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Bay
wine lovers of all levels Learn How to Make Ice Cream
805-239-2074, Garretson Wine Company 805-226-7131, www.meridanvineyards.com Enjoy a 30 minute skit about ice cream ONGOING
Paso Robles, www.garretsonwines.com ★ SEPTEMBER 8
★ where you help create new flavors Central Coast Outdoor Day Hikes
West Fest 2007 at Peachy Canyon 7pm, Arroyo Grande, 805-474-4068 Sat/Sun, 888-873-5610, Morro Bay
★ AUGUST 11

Great food, wine & music from 13 wineries www.docburnsteins.com www.centralcoastoutdoors.com
Day at the Races at EOS Winery
Trophy Truck Champion Ryan Arciero brings 2-6pm, $40, Paso Robles, www.westfest.com SEPTEMBER 28-29 ONGOING
Baja off-road racing to EOS Winery ★ SEPTEMBER 9
★ 70th Annual Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival Art Center Collection
Enjoy racing, great food and fine wines Lazy Local Concerts at Castoro Cellars Arts, crafts, parade, fine wine and food booths Rotating exhibits of works by popular artists
11am-4:30pm, 800-249-WINE Jesse Nolan, 1-4pm, Templeton 11am, 805-489-1488, Arroyo Grande 10am-5pm, 805-543-8562, San Luis Obispo
www.eosvintage.com 888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com www.arroyograndevillage.com www.sloartcenter.org

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ONGOING ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 12 ONGOING AUGUST 11


Champagne Sunday Brunch on a Cruise Ship Friday Night Wine Downs PCPA Theater Free Country Western Concert
11am-12:30pm, $30, 805-772-2257, Morro Bay at Cottowood Canyon Winery 8pm, 805-922-8313, Solvang, www.pcpa.org Presented by Maverick Saloon & KRAZ-105.9
Great music, fine wine, food & fun, Santa Maria • Through Aug 12: Kiss Me Kate 3-6pm, 805-686-4785, Santa Ynez
ONGOING MONDAYS
805-937-8463, www.cottonwoodcanyon.com • Aug 17-Sept 14: The Real Thing www.mavericksaloon.org
Wine Tasting at Wine Cottage Bistro
Featuring regional & varietal tastings ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 12 • Aug 31-Sept 23: Urinetown
SANTA BARBARA
5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Orcutt Traditional & Transition: The California ONGOING
ONGOING SUNDAYS
ONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH Missions at Betteravia Gallery Quicksilver Miniature Horse Farm Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show
Morro Bay Embarcadero Art Walk 10am-6pm, 805-568-3994, Santa Maria Visit Solvang horse farm with beautiful vistas Featering all types of arts, craft & jewelry
Art galleries’ open house receptions AUGUST 20-11 10am–3pm, 805-686-4002, Solvang 10am–6pm, 805-897-1982, East Beach Pier
5-8pm, 805-772-1068, Morro Bay The Real Thing ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER www.sbaacs.com
Tom Stoppard’s play examines love & marriage
ONGOING FRIDAYS Music on the Green ONGOING
805-922-8313, Allan Hancock College
Wine Tasting at The Loading Dock Fun and music for the entire family Backstage Tours at Lobero Theater
Santa Maria, www.hancockcollege.edu
Live music, wine and food 5:30pm, Solvang, www.syvva.com Guided tours upon request, Santa Barbara
7-10pm, $5, 805-934-3471, San Luis Obispo SEPTEMBER 8 805-996-4946, www.loberotheater.com
5th Annual All Ford Car Show & Swap Meet ONGOING
ONGOING SATURDAYS Solvang Farmers’ Market ONGOING
Great cars, BBQ, toy Model A races & more!
Fishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro Bay 805-922-3151, Santa Maria, www.santamaria.com Fresh produce, flowers and foods Touristorica – Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Fresh seasonal fruit, crafts & musicians 2:30-6pm, 805-962-5354, Solvang Guided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past
3-6pm, 800-231-0592, Morro Bay SEPTEMBER 9 10am-12pm, 805-965-6307, Santa Barbara
www.sbfarmersmarket.org
"Overture in Ambrosia"
ONGOING Silent auction, wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres, free ONGOING FRIDAYS ONGOING
A Murder Mystery Dinner 805-937-5668, Ambrosia Restaurant, Santa Maria Wine Tasting on the Patio Ty Warner Sea Center
Enjoy parody of Bewitched with dinner & wine Live guitar music along with fine wines Explore creatures of the sea
5pm, Spyglass Restaurant, Shell Beach LOS OLIVOS
5:30-7pm, 800-624-5572, Solvang 805-962-2526, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
805-489-3875, www.murderinmind.com ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH www.royalscandinavianinn.com Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 11 Wildling Art Museum - Free Friday Flicks www.sbnature.org/seacenter
Free movie & snacks with discussion afterward ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 12
Central Coast Shakespeare Festival ONGOING
7pm, 805-688-1082, Los Olivos A Body of Work
Classics performed in outdoor theater Lobero Theatre
www.wildlingmuseum.org Art work from the Seyburn Zothian Studio
805-546-4224, San Luis Obispo 805-963-0761, Santa Barbara, www.lobero.com
4pm, 805-686-1211, Elverhoj Museum
www.ccshakes.org ONGOING WEDNESDAYS August 9: Bobby Caldwell
Los Olivos Café - Wine Teaser Wednesdays Solvang, www.elverhoj.org
ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 31 August 10: Chamberfest
Taste 5 selected wine with appetizers AUGUST 11 August 11: Academy Festival Orchestra
Pick Your Own Berries
6:30pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos Honeywood Old Mission Wine Co. August 18: Alejandro Escovedo
Enjoy treats at scenic Elings Park
www.losolivoscafe.com Meet the winemaker & taste select vintages August 27: Dave Brubeck
5:30-8pm, 805-688-8969, San Luis Obispo
August 1: Spanish Sensations (Viva la Fiesta!) 11am-5pm, 805-686-9323, Solvang August 30: Jerry Douglas with the Wrights
AUGUST 17 August 8: Seductive Sauvignon Blancs
August 15: Whites Around the World AUGUST 25 ONGOING
SloFolks Concerts – Peppino d’Augustino
August 22: Chardonnay Classics Wheels ‘n Windmills Car Show Surfing Lessons
7pm, $20, 805-772-2880, Morro Bay
August 29: Local Italian Stallions Over 200 cars, trucks & motorcycles, 8am-4pm Enjoy an exciting day in the water
Coalesce Bookstore, www.slofolks.org
September 5: Zany Zinfandels Solvang, 805-688-6112, www.solvangusa.com 805-898-0671, Santa Barbara
AUGUST 18 www.sbadventureco.com
“King of the Mountain” Bike Race ONGOING THURSDAYS SANTA YNEZ
Fess Parker’s Wine Country Sing Along ONGOING
Food booths music and more ONGOING WEEKENDS
Sing along with Fess & Marcy, 8:30-10:30pm Planetarium Shows at
805-543-3000, www.sanluisobispo Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise
Los Olivos , 805-688-7788, www.syvva.com Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
AUGUST 25 Guided 2 hour cruise with wildlife and geology 805-682-4711, www.sbnature.com
Stone Soup Music Faire ONGOING FRIDAYS $15, 805-686-505, Cachuma Lake • Exploring the Spring Sky
Many diverse cultures portrayed in music Wildling Art Museum Free Friday Flicks www.cachuma.com • Cosmic Safari
11am, 805-489-9091, San Luis Obispo 7pm, 805-688-1082, Los Olivos • Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket
ONGOING MONDAYS
www.sanluisobispocounty.com AUGUST 18 Maverick Saloon Blind Draw Darts ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30
SEPTEMBER 1-3 "Quick Draw" Art Festival
Santa Barbara Darts Association Butterflies Alive
Pinedorado Days 10am, Los Olivos
Enjoy BBQ and darts, 7pm, 805-686-4785 Watch butterflies up close as they flutter about
www.losolivosca.com, 805-693-1233
Art show, BBQ, food and wine booths Santa Ynez, www.mavericksaloon.org Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
10am, 805-927-3624, Cambria LOMPOC 10am-5pm, $8, 805-569-3170, Santa Barbara
www.cambriachamber.org ONGOING
ONGOING SATURDAYS www.sbnature.org
Chumash Casino Concerts
SEPTEMBER 2 Olde Towne Market in Lompoc 800-585-3737, Santa Ynez ONGOING THURSDAYS IN AUGUST
SLO Pops Concert by the Sea Great food, wine & music, Lompoc www.chumashcasino.com Nite Moves
Enjoy great music outdoors & fine wines 805-736-4567, www.lompocrecord.com Annual summer sunset run/swim race series
• August 9: Temptations & Tops
4pm, $15, 805-543-3533, Avila Beach AUGUST 6-10 • August 24: UB40 805-564-8879, Leadbetter Beach
Build a Painting www.runsantabarbara.com
SEPTEMBER 15-16 • August 30: Heart
Italian Street Painting Festival Painting workshop from start to finish AUGUST 9
10am-12pm, Los Olivos Wildling Museum ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3
Original & copies of great art on the street Pacific Sound Music in the Park
www.wildlingmuseum.org, 805-688-1082 Exhibit "Los Olivos – 120 Years Young"
10am, 805-781-2777, San Luis Obispo Enjoy great A Cappella music, bring a picnic
Featuring model train scale diorama
www.smcoc.nit.cc AUGUST 25 6pm, 805-897-1982, Chase Palm Park
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Chumash Village Day
805-688-7889, $10, Santa Ynez
www.solvangusa.com
Santa Barbara, www.santabarbaraca.gov
Live like the Chumash Indians did! AUGUST 18-19
SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON 805-733-3713, Lompoc ONGOING International Dance, Music & Art Festival
ONGOING www.lapurisimamission.org Cachuma Lake Nature Walk Dance lessons, crafts, music & more
Santa Maria Valley Railroad SOLVANG Naturalists lead walk on the Oak Canyon Trail 11am-7pm, 966-6950, Santa Barbara
805-922-7941, Santa Maria, www.smvrr.com 10-11:30am, $6, 805-688-4515, Santa Ynez www.sbdancealliance.org
ONGONG LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH www.cachuma.com
Elegant excursions featuring five-star gourmet meals
Lucas & Lewellen Summer Fridays AUGUST 19
ONGOING MONDAYS Enjoy wine and cheese pairings with ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31 Somos Son – Cuban Salsa
Wine Tasting at Wine Cottage Bistro live jazz band “The Buzz” Cachuma Lake Nature Cruises Learn dances from around the world
Featuring regional & varietal tastings 6-8pm, $10, free to wine club members Observe wildlife easily on 48 foot boat 6-7pm, 805-966-6950, Santa Barbara
5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Santa Maria 888-777-6663, Solvang, www.llwine.com 805-686-5050, www.sbparks.org www.sbdancealliance.org

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MIDLIFE CRISIS WINERY


A Knack for Producing Quality Wine Inspired a Passion Pursued
By Dave Wilcox Winery had its first crush and, as the Mittan’s much really good, quality fruit in the Paso
say on their fun website, “second thoughts Robles area.”

I
t’s impossible to say Midlife Crisis Winery were not an option anymore!” The winery continues to use Paso Robles
without smiling a little bit. Most of us at “If we stopped to take a breath during that grapes exclusively in for all their varietals,
some point have daydreamed about time,” Kevin Mittan reflected recently, “I don’t which range from Zinfandel, Syrah,
chucking it all and pursuing our passion. know what we would’ve done.” Sangiovese, Merlot and Barbera to Pinot Grigio
Actually, Kevin and Jill Mittan didn’t chuck Both Kevin and Jill work in the post- and Chardonnay.
it all. They’ve still got their day jobs. They production world of the entertainment So, about the name?
have, however, successfully pursued their industry — “definitely in the background,” Mittan credits his brother-in-law. The
passion of making wine. says Kevin — and neither saw themselves couple’s homemade wine was bottled under a
A typical weekend begins with the couples’ working the same jobs for the next 30 years. If label bearing the name Vanalden – the street
two Australian Shepherds, Roo and Sydney, not a full-fledged mid-life crisis, Kevin said where they lived at the time. That was out.
jumping into the back of Jill’s Subaru Forrester they asked themselves, “What do we want to They also ruled out any permutations of their
and the foursome makes the 3-1/2-hour drive do with the rest of our lives?” own names.
from the San Fernando Valley to Paso Robles. “Both of us knew we really wanted to do “Chateau This” or “Villa That” didn’t appeal
Often, Jill will be pouring Midlife Crisis wines something in retirement.” to them, either.
at a tasting event, while Kevin is tending to As home winemakers, the couple devel- In the midst of their decision-making, Jill’s
business in Paso Robles. Or vice-versa. oped an unmistakable knack for producing brother sent an email saying essentially if
A booming real estate market in 2004 trig- quality wine. Those garage wines earned more you’re going through a mid-life crisis “wouldn’t
gered a whirlwind three months during which than 60 regional and international awards, sports cars have been cheaper.”
the Mittans transformed their winemaking including a gold medal at the Mid-State Fair. The idea stuck.
hobby in the garage of their suburban Los Much of the fruit they used was sourced from It’s certainly memorable, but the whimsical
Angeles home into a Paso Robles winery. In the the Paso Robles area, so they looked to this name doesn’t mean the Mittans aren’t serious
space of about 90 days, the couple sold their region when they decided to start a winery. about winemaking.
home, found a smaller residence in the L.A. “We’ve always liked the wines from up “We knew we’d have to prove ourselves
area, found 22 acres in Paso Robles and here,” said Kevin, sitting in the Midlife Crisis because of the funny name of the winery,” said
became a bonded winery. tasting room in downtown Paso Robles, less Kevin.
By September 2004, the Midlife Crisis than a block from the city’s park. “There’s so Prove themselves they have, with Midlife

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Kevin and
Jill Mittan
with their
two Australian
Shepherds,
Roo and Sydney

Crisis wines winning multiple honors and – perhaps more importantly


– selling briskly.
The 2004 vintage – the winery’s first – is sold out.
Like most good winemakers, the Mittans know it’s impossible to
produce quality wine using inferior fruit. They seek out proven vine-
yards to ensure top-notch grapes.
“What we really try to do is let the wine make itself as much as
possible.”
That said, Kevin Mittan believes in making fruit-forward wines that
are drinkable earlier. He tells the story of a person who insisted that one
of Mid-Life’s 2004 wines was a 2002 vintage. Of course, Midlife Crisis
didn’t get bonded until 2004.
Midlife Crisis features a robust blend bottled under the label Roo
Boy Red made with Petite Sirah, Merlot and Tempranillo.
“When people try it they’re pretty blown away,” Mittan said of the
wine, which is named for one of the Mittans’ two Australian Shepherds.
On the other end of the spectrum is a Pinot Grigio, which Mittan
said he makes in a fashion that surprises most tasters with a creamy,
vanilla coconut finish, while retaining the crispness typical of the vari-
etal.
The Mittans jump-started the winery in 2004, producing 800 cases.
That number grew to 1,500 with the 2005 vintage and 2,200 in 2006.
“We’re trying to get to 5,000 cases as soon as we can,” said Kevin.
They want to remain hands-on winemakers.
The winery’s spacious tasting room is in the midst of Paso Robles’
resurgent downtown, with a number of well-reviewed restaurants
within easy strolling distance. The city park – which hosts, among
other events, the annual Paso Robles Wine Festival – is usually busy on
the weekends.
Walls in the tasting room feature local artists’ work that are for sale
and a handful of tables are available for visitors to relax.
The tasting room is at 1244 Pine Street, Suite A, and is open every
Thursday to Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can get more infor-
mation by calling (805) 237-8730, or visiting the Midlife Crisis Winery
website at www.midlifecrisiswinery.com.

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EOS – Quality Wines at a Unique Destination


L
ocated in the premier growing region of Paso Robles, the EOS
Estate Winery has become a leading producer of award-winning
varietal wines and a destination spot for travelers. The spectac-
ular 104,000-square-foot Romanesque facility is surrounded by 700
acres of beautiful estate vineyards.
It all began with the arrival of Phil and Frank Arciero in the late
1930s from Italy to Southern California as mere boys. Having never
spoken English, they worked their way up in the construction
industry and eventually started their own construction company in
Southern California.
In addition, they always enjoyed auto racing and farming, and
Frank discovered the Paso Robles area on his trips from the south to
the racetrack near Monterey. Paso Robles reminded him of the gently
rolling hills of his childhood home south of Rome. From this they Frank and Butch Arciero
began to realize a dream, and in 1982 purchased 200 acres and
planted their first vineyard. The Arciero construction company began Zinfandel Port – both with award-winning packaging.
construction of the winery in 1985, which is modeled after the Available since 1997, EOS wines have already garnered significant
ancient Benedictine monastery Montecassino in Italy, and one year awards. Most recently the EOS 2004 Zinfandel received a Gold medal
later, their dream was born. and 94 points, while the EOS 2006 “Tears of Dew” Late Harvest
Never content to rest on past accomplishments, in 1996, the Moscato received a Double Gold medal, Best of Class Region and 98
Arciero Family along with General Manager and Partner Kerry Vix points, both in the 2007 California State Fair Wine Competition.
launched an entirely new winemaking operation within the existing In 2000, the EOS line expanded with the introduction of the EOS
facility: EOS Estate Winery. “Cupa Grandis” Grand Barrel Reserve program. Featuring grapes
Eos was the name given to the “Goddess of the Dawn” in Greek sourced from the top EOS Estate Chardonnay and Petite Sirah vine-
mythology. The legend was that every morning Eos lifted the sun over yard blocks, the wines are handcrafted using the world’s finest
the horizon to start a new day. It symbolizes the dawning of a new era: cooperage. The Cupa Grandis Chardonnay is fermented and aged in
a return to classical winemaking techniques with a focus on hand- 100-percent new Louis Latour French oak, considered one of the
crafted traditional quality. finest in the world, and the Petite Sirah uses a selection of barrels from
The production of EOS wines is unique in many ways. Prior to specific forests in France and America, chosen by Leslie Melendez.
planting, each vineyard row is deep trenched to the depth of five feet The Cupa Grandis line has received numerous awards and acco-
to allow water and roots to effectively penetrate the compacted earth. lades. The Cupa Grandis 2003 Chardonnay received 93 points /Taster’s
Proper clonal selection of vines is determined based upon terroir and Choice Selection, and was called “One of the Top 10 California
targeted flavor profile. Throughout the growing season, special atten- Chardonnay’s of 2005” in The Wine News. The Cupa Grandis 2003
tion is paid to leaf removal and crop thinning. Drip irrigation is Petite Sirah received 94 points and a gold medal in the 2007 Cali-
employed for complete control of limited watering regime for the fornia State Fair Wine Competition and 93 points in the August issue
vines. of Wine & Spirits magazine.
A 24,000-square-foot, temperature- and humidity-controlled All of these world-class wines can be tasted in the expansive EOS
barrel storage facility was built in 1999 to accommodate the winery’s tasting room – known as the “Mediterranean Marketplace” – at 5626
growing number of French and American oak barrels, necessary for Highway 46 West in Paso Robles. Visitors can enjoy old-world
the production of world-class wines. ambiance while surveying the unique, carefully selected collection of
All EOS Estate wines are handcrafted by Director of Winemaking gourmet foods, fine gifts and a surprising racing car exhibit. Beyond
Leslie Melendez. Leslie concentrates on producing food-friendly the tasting room there are lovely rose gardens, stately Italian architec-
wines that emphasize balance, elegance and pure fruit flavor. ture, and lush picnic areas to explore, as well as fascinating, self-
One of California’s fastest growing wine brands, the Estate Bottled guided tours of the wine production facility.
EOS portfolio includes Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet The tasting room is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Merlot and two stunning dessert summer weekends). For more information, visit www.eosvintage.com
wines – a Late Harvest Moscato called “Tears of Dew” and an Estate or call 1-800-249-WINE (9463) for information.

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BAILEYANA, tangent
One Roof, Very Different Wines
by Dave Wilcox beyond Chardonnay,” Niven, Blaney and the next level,” said Niven.
winemaker Christian Roguenant created At Baileyana, the focus is on Grand
Like a sibling in a family full of high tangent, producing nothing but alternative Firepeak Cuvee: ultra-premium estate
achievers, the Sauvignon Blanc being white varietals bottled under screwcap to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah from
produced by Baileyana Winery needed to showcase the eight-mile-long Edna Valley’s the winery’s Firepeak Vineyard. The vine-
carve out its own identity. That, in a cool climate and unique soils. yard is nestled against Islay Mountain, the
nutshell, is what inspired third-generation “It takes unoakened Chardonnay to a last in a chain of seven extinct volcanoes.
Edna Valley grape-growing pioneers John whole next level,” said Niven. “Firepeak Vineyard represents over 30
Niven and Michael Blaney to create Not that Niven has anything against years of grape-growing knowledge” in
tangent. Chardonnay. On the contrary, Chardonnay Edna Valley, said Niven.
“Our Sauvignon Blanc is fabulous,” said has been Baileyana’s focus since Niven’s tangent, as its name suggests, is a depar-
Niven, the grandson of Jack and Catharine grandmother, Catharine Niven, planted a ture from Baileyana’s enduring, classical
Niven, among the first to plant wine 3.5-acre vineyard in her front yard and wines. Sleek and sophisticated, tangent’s
grapes in the Edna Valley more than 30 founded the winery. And Chardonnay modern approach to grapegrowing and
years ago. But, he said, “it sort of was the remains an integral part of the winery’s winemaking complements the Baileyana
‘red-headed step-child’ ” among the identity. brand. The stylistic differences are
Baileyana lineup. Indeed, Baileyana and tangent co-exist embodied in the respective labels, with
“We were so passionate about the wine, as separate, but equal brands under one Baileyana’s Grand Firepeak Cuvee evoking
we felt that it needed to be its own star.” roof, each highly focused with its own an oaky warmth, while the tangent
Such is the stuff of inspiration. unique identity. bottlings are crisp, clean and fresh.
With Sauvignon Blanc as the flagship “The two wineries represent an evolu- What both have in common, said
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wines that “over-deliver for the price.” The trio of Grand Firepeak
Cuvee offerings are among the best values on the market for estate
wines from a designated vineyard.
The decision to launch tangent came in 2005. At the time,
Baileyana was producing nine different wines under its label.
“That didn’t really send a clear message of what this winery is
all about,” summed up Niven. The family hired Roguenant, who
enthusiastically embraced the tangent concept and oversaw
construction of the winery’s state-of-the-art production facility. It
is especially geared to the production of world-class Pinot Noir (a
wine demanding delicate handling) and Syrah.
Niven pointed out that local wine lovers devoted to Baileyana’s
Edna Valley Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc – and there are
legions – will still be able to find it throughout San Luis Obispo
County. The Grand Firepeak Cuvee wines are intended for distri-
bution on a statewide national, and international scale.
The Baileyana and tangent tasting room is located at the
restored historic one-room Independence Schoolhouse built in
1909 at 5828 Orcutt Road in San Luis Obispo. Visit the website
www.baileyana-tangent.com.

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WILD COYOTE WINERY


Maintaining a Creative Balance
by Dave Wilcox sell a bunch of stuff.”
Wild Coyote is truly an estate winery,

B
alance is an integral concept in Gianni where Manucci and his wife, Kati, are respon-
Manucci’s life, influencing everything sible for the wine from planting to bottling.
from architectural style and his Only grapes grown on the 15 acres of vine-
sculpting to the importance he places on yards – Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel – are
family and friends and, finally, to his wine- used in making the wine. Besides those three
making. varietals, Wild Coyote also offers a blend
Wild Coyote Winery is a testament to called “House of Reds” – the winery’s nick-
Manucci’s creative balance, providing visitors name – a Rosé and a Zinfandel Port.
with a mystical retreat echoing an ancient Gianni and Kati Manucci with Alex, Sage Manucci believes in crafting robust reds,
Southwestern adobe village. It’s a slice of and Sophia leaving them in oak until they’re what he
New Mexico on a hillside west of Paso considers ready – at least 18 months, and
Robles, complete with panoramic views and on the interior mainly with original Native
often more than two years. Besides some
a secluded courtyard where bed-and-break- American art Manucci has collected. One of
training at UC Davis, Manucci describes
fast guests can relax under a star-studded sky. Manucci’s own stone sculptures, called “Spir-
himself as a self-taught winemaker.
The authentic feel of Wild Coyote’s south- itual Chief,” sits near the tasting bar.
He is passionate about farming and
western style is no accident. Much of the Compact discs featuring Native American making wine.
material used in the construction of the music are also displayed for sale, along with “The reason I got into the business is to
tasting room and the five casitas that make up some whimsical wine caddies forged from enjoy being a farmer and grow grapes,” said
the bed-and-breakfast were brought from metal and a handful of other items. There is Manucci. “My philosophy is, ‘If you don’t
New Mexico. That includes the beams and no “gift shop” feel, though, something grow the grapes, you shouldn’t make the
pillars that command attention. Manucci wanted to shy away from. wine’.”
Manucci thought he would retire to Taos, “We did not want to have a gift shop envi- Wild Coyote Estate Winery is located at
New Mexico, but he dreamed of starting a ronment because it takes away from the 3775 Adelaida Road in Paso Robles and is
winery and, well, New Mexico isn’t noted for family-style here,” he said. “We want an open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more
its grape-growing regions. atmosphere where visitors can enjoy wine information, call (805) 610-1311 or visit the
The adobe-style architecture is accented and good conversation, we don’t just want to website at www.wildcoyote.biz.

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Central Coast Winemakers to Stand Off at Upcoming Cook-off


You be the judge. On Saturday, August 11, people will travel to Josh Yaguda, whose family owns Pasolivo Olive Oil. “They get to
Paso Robles from all over to cast their votes as more than 30 of the showcase their finest wines and compete by cooking a dish that will
Central Coast’s finest winemakers compete – but not for the “Best bring out the greatest of qualities in their wines.” The winemaker-
Wine Award.” No, this time attendees will vote for the “Winemaker- chef with the most attendee votes at the end of the evening wins the
Chef” for the evening, as vintners combine their favorite culinary People’s Choice Award.
creation with their wines while wooing the attendees for their votes. When asked about some of the delectable food that one might
The event will be held at the newly remodeled River Oaks Hot expect at the cook-off, Yaguda laughs, “That’s top secret. The wine-
Springs & Spa. maker-chefs prefer not to share what they are preparing in advance
Pasolivo Olive Oil is the major sponsor for the Ninth Annual because they want to keep their competitive edge.” In addition to the
Winemakers’ Invitational Cook-off, where winemakers, including People’s Choice Award, local renowned chefs will also be “tasting
Opolo Vineyards, Eberle, Justin, Robert Hall, Tobin James and and voting” to determine which winemaker-chef will win this year’s
J. Lohr to name a few, will prepare unique culinary cuisine to pair coveted Judges’ Award.
with their favorite wines. “The winemakers love to participate This sell-out event is expected to draw close to 1,000 attendees.
because it breaks from the traditional wine-tasting event,” comments “The word is out about the popularity of this event, so this year, we
had to create an event website so people could conveniently
purchase tickets online,” says Sally Davis, event chair for the Paso
Robles Rotary Club, the host of the event.
All proceeds will benefit the Paso Rotary’s Harlow Ford Scholar-
ship Foundation. Over the past 8 years, the Winemakers’ Invita-
tional Cook-off has raised more than $200,000. This year, the Foun-
dation awarded $30,000 to 15 local, graduating high school seniors.
The Ninth Annual Winemakers’ Invitational Cook-off will take
place at the River Oaks Hot Springs and Spa in Paso Robles from 5
to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 11. Tickets are $75 per person. To
purchase tickets or for more information, call (805) 226-5674 or
visit www.winemakerscookoff.com.

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Preferred Tasting Room:


GREY WOLF CELLARS
by Mark Storer Grey Wolf is the wine club. In joining the
pack, wine lovers get to indulge in any

H
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a dream, as John Steinbeck might have of a year. The wine club assures fans of the
said. It winds across the Templeton wine that they will get to taste just about
Gap punctuated by lush vineyards and everything they want to before it sells out,
mighty oak trees on hillsides that seem to go though Barton has upped production a bit
on forever. The wine that’s grown here is
over the past year to ensure that he is able to
special, too – and not just because of the
keep a thirsty pack well quaffed.
scenery, but because of the families that call
But the real success of small wineries is
this place home. Joe Barton’s Grey Wolf
Cellars is a testament to “the gap” as home. exactly that; Grey Wolf’s small and manage-
The Grey Wolf tasting room is unas- able size helps Barton keep his hand in all
suming, at best, from the outside. Sitting atop levels of wine-making and so, every bottle has
a smallish driveway entrance, an old farm- family portraits and Grey Wolf memorabilia the indelible stamp of its maker on it. The
house looks to the south. Joe has been in the adorn the space and a friendly, helpful tasting room is an extension of that very idea.
process of sprucing up the place a little, pouring staff sees to it that the customers The small farmhouse with the large Barton
adding on a new beautiful concrete patio to don’t go thirsty. family portrait over the fireplace reminds
replace the weather worn and outdated After the death of his father, it fell to Joe to customers and tourists that Grey Wolf is not
wooden deck. More good reviews means keep Grey Wolf going and he has succeeded just a wine company’s name – it’s a way of life,
more customers – and more customers need beyond, perhaps, his own expectations. The a family dedicated to making great wine and
more space. Grey Wolf, while still a small tasting room, literally a beautiful wooden bar treating its customers like they, too, were part
boutique winery, is making world-class wine in a living room of an old farmhouse, is the of the pack.
in a place that feels very much like that Barton place to taste Grey Wolf’s amazing Zinfandels Grey Wolf Cellars is located at 2174
family living room. and Syrahs as well as the table red wine that Highway 46 West in Paso Robles. Tasting
Inside, dark wooden floors creak beauti- keeps winning awards, a blend that Joe does hours are from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. For
fully as you head to the bar that sits astride himself at his own whim. more information, call (805) 237-0771 or
the kitchen and the living room. Barton Like any boutique winery, the heart of visit www.greywolfcellars.com.

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Experience Paso Robles Wine Country in San Jose


30 Paso Robles wineries to pour at commemorative Riedel wine glass and partic- around tasting from 2 to 4:30 p.m. There is
‘A Taste of Paso Wines’ – The Sainte Claire ipation in the silent auction. A limited limited seating for the Trade & Media
Hotel – Thursday, August 30, 5:30-8 p.m. number of tickets to this exciting event are Seminar which includes admission to the
A Taste of Paso Wines, featuring fine wines available online at www.tastepasowines.com exclusive walk-around tasting. For reserva-
from 30 Paso Robles Wine Country vintners, or by calling (805) 239-8463 Monday tions, email trade@tastepasowines.com or
will pour their premium Paso Robles wines through Friday.
call (805) 674-4047.
paired with specially prepared appetizers by Benefit wine and lifestyle auctions
Il Fornaio Restaurant for the third consecu- About A Taste of Paso Wines
Silent Auction will feature magnums,
tive year. A Taste of Paso Wines is produced by
library selections and other unique wine lots
“This annual event is a great way to intro- Central Coast Boutique Wines and sponsored
from participating wineries as well as lifestyle
duce Silicon Valley wine enthusiasts to Paso by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance,
packages and more. The net proceeds to
Robles wines and the winemakers and allow City of Paso Robles, Hotel Cheval , Il Fornaio
benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® –
them to experience Paso Robles Wine Restaurant, Kraftwerk Design, Make-A-Wish
www.makewish.org.
Country in downtown San Jose,” said Karen
Foundation®, Martin Resorts, Paso Robles
Bria of Central Coast Boutique wines, the For the trade and media
Inn, The Sainte Claire Hotel, San Luis Obispo
event producers. Prior to the public tasting on August 30th,
County VCB and The Wine Wrangler. For
A complete list of visiting wineries at A A Taste of Paso Wines will begin in the after-
Taste Paso of Paso Wines can be found at noon with a Trade & Media Seminar from more information about A Taste of Paso
www.tastepasowines.com. 1 to 2 p.m., hosted by the Paso Robles Wine Wines, call Karen Bria at (805) 674-4047, or
A Taste of Paso Wines tickets are $65 in Country Alliance, presenting what makes email at info@tastepasowines.com. Addi-
advance and $75 at the door and include a Paso Robles wines distinctly different. The tional information about the event can also be
walk-around wine tasting; hors d’ oeuvres; a seminar will be followed by an exlusive walk- found at www.tastepasowines.com.

www.bellalunawine.com (805) 434-5477


1850 Templeton Road, Templeton, CA

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Paso Robles WestFest 2007


WestFest 2007 is the fourth annual Wine and Blues Festival, with
major sponsorship from Hampton Inns and Suites, Grapeline Express,
Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast, and Farm Credit West, Fog Catcher Inn
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46 Wineries in Paso Robles, California. The event this year will be held
Saturday, September 8th at Peachy Canyon Winery located off of
Highway 46 West on Bethel Road. Your ticket entitles you to wine club
discounts at all participating wineries for the entire weekend, and
WEST admission to the festival to hear Rockin’ Blues. The centerpiece of the
weekend is the festival where each winery will pour their award-
winning wines. Your ticket also becomes your raffle number for great
gifts including two six-liter wine bottles etched and hand-painted with
the WestFest logo. Over three hundred guests coming from as far away
as Washington State attended the first annual event. The event has
limited seating and tickets are sold in advance by the participating
wineries. Time, price, food and entertainment to be announced.
About Highway 46 West Wineries Group
In 2004, thirteen wineries on Highway 46 West formed the
Highway 46 West Wineries Group. This group was formed to promote
the tasting rooms of the beautiful west side and to make people aware
of the uniqueness of 46 West and the wines produced there. Paso
Robles Wine Country is as unique and inviting as the people who have
dedicated themselves to nurturing the vineyards and crafting fine
wines. Visitors to Highway 46 West find the road less traveled is often
marked by the thrill of discovery in this uncongested region. It’s an
area where hospitality is first among a long list of qualities … where
being friends and neighbors is as important as producing stellar wines.
Highway 46 West is one thread that weaves among the vineyards and
wineries connecting longtime estates with exciting new producers.
Rolling hills, majestic oaks and lush vineyards await the wine lover at
every turn. The tasting rooms of Highway 46 West invite you to enjoy
our neighborhood, relax under the spell of our friendly environment
and savor life while sipping our spectacular wines.
The participating wineries consist of Brian Benson Cellars,
Castoro Cellars, Dark Star Cellars, Doce Robles, Eagle Castle, Fratelli
Perata, Grey Wolf, Hunt Cellars, JanKris Winery, Midnight Cellars,
Peachy Canyon, Windward Vineyard and Rotta Winery and are all
included on the 46 West Passport. The passport is your map to the
Westside, including descriptions and hours for each winery. Just like
a travel passport you will get a unique stamp from each winery.
Once you get seven stamps you will receive a beautifully designed
poster of all the participating wineries labels. When your passport is
full with all thirteen stamps, your gift is another poster signed by all
of the winemakers and entry into a quarterly drawing for prizes from
a weekend stay at one of the groups hotel sponsors to a guided
tasting tour. Throughout the year the group puts on other events
such as Tax Revolt Weekend and West Fest. West Fest is the big
event of the year. All thirteen wineries come together to pour great
wines while guests listen to blues music and enjoy delicious food
from local caterers. For more information, check out the 46 West
Wineries website at www.paso46westwineries.com.

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San Luis Obispo Merlot, Sarah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and
1 Daily 11am-5pm Viognier. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular
10000 Creston Road, Paso Robles views from our olive grove overlooking the vineyard.
805-238-4815
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Discover the Unique and Friendly Hansen Vineyards


Thirteen years ago, when Bruce lunch on a sunny Central Coast day.
and Sheila Hansen first planted their Bruce and Sheila love pouring their fabulous Zinfandel, Cabernet
land in Templeton with wine grapes , Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc and Malbec for visitors, as well as
they had a vision of a small boutique their new Viognier. Hansen wines have won several awards lately and
winery, offering ultra-premium hand- they are justly proud of their product. “I made wine with my dad
made wines, lovingly produced in when I was a kid. I love the creativity involved with the process and
small lots. Today, that vision has of course, I love the wine!” says Bruce.
come true and visitors from all over The tasting room is open weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
the world have discovered this and is located at 5575 El Pomar Drive in Templeton. For more infor-
unique and thoroughly friendly mation, call (805) 239-8412 or visit www.hansenvineyard.com.
family-owned and operated winery.
This is the type of winery where
CASS VINEYARDS
you can actually get first-hand infor-
Visit us at our café style tasting room and sample your
mation about the wines directly from the owner/winemaker. Bruce, a favorite Rhône wines, paired with samples of select gourmet
former general contractor built the tasting room himself and cheese, pâte and specialty food. Our Chef’s Pantry offers an
array of choices for an impromptu picnic indoors or out. We
designed it to be a warm and welcoming place where people could also offer a lunch menu prepared by our Chef Dusty Lehigh
enjoy his award-winning wines and not feel as though they were just Friday thru Sunday.
one of a crowd. He delights in showing visitors around the rustic Open Monday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm
7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles
redwood bat-and-board tasting room that was just completed three 805-239-1730 | www.casswines.com
years ago. The building is surrounded by a charming picnic area,
perfect for relaxing between tasting stops or enjoying a leisurely
FALCON NEST
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A micro winery specializing in the production of small lots of Family owned and operated vineyard and winery
luxury, handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Margene specializing in handcrafted wines with intense
produces 3,000 cases per year and focuses on viticulture and colors and flavors. Join us in celebrating in the true
winemaking practices that offer maximum expression of the
Paso Robles terrior. Come enjoy the wines and picnic on the Italian tradition with food and wine pairing,
deck or under the oaks. salami, prosciutto, provolone, sopres-sata, pâté,
Open Saturday-Sunday Noon-5pm imported pasta, specialty items and the finest pasta
By advanced appointment on Fridays sauces. Food available daily.
4385 La Panza Road, Creston, CA
805-238-2321 | www.chateaumargene.com
Open Daily 10am-7:30pm
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805-226-0227 | www.falconnestwine.com

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As a small boutique winery, we offer
ultra-premium hand-made wines
produced in small lots from our
family-owned winery and vineyard.
Visit our uniquely rustic tasting room
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talk with the owner/winemaker and Enjoy the beauty of gently
enjoy the relaxing family atmosphere. rolling hills in the
Paso Robles countryside
and discover some of the
Friday-Sunday 11:30 am-5pm
5575 El Pomar Drive, Templeton newest and most exciting
805-233-8412 wineries on California’s
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Classical Theater Under the Stars Continues Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, The Taming of
The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival
the Shrew – an hilarious and touching battle
invites you to partake in a summer of classical
of the sexes where true love emerges victo-
theatre under the stars, July 13th through
rious.
August 18th. This year features one of Shake-
Both shows are performed outdoors in
speare’s original villains, Richard the Third, a
beautiful Avila Valley at Bellevue Santa Fe
man whose ambition and bloodthirsty ways
Charter School which is located at 1401 San
are matched only by the relish and delight he
Luis Bay Drive. Directions are posted on the
takes in murdering his way to the throne. In
website at ccshakes.org. Guests are encour-
repertory with this dry-witted villain is
aged to bring low back lawn chairs, blankets
and a picnic meal to enjoy during the show. or more. Tickets for all shows are available at
All evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. the door. Partial proceeds from ticket sales go
and Sunday Matinee’s begin at 5 p.m. The to benefit Bellevue Santa Fe Charter School.
box office will open one half hour before each Cash or personal checks are accepted. Hours
performance. Remember – it can get chilly are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and until
after the sun goes down so be sure to bring 5 p.m. on Sunday. Adult tickets are $14,
warm clothing Tickets are $20 for general seniors are $10 and ages 6-12 are $8. Under
admission, $17 for seniors and students with age 6 are free. For more information visit the
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3rd Annual Solvang Wheels ‘n’ Windmills Car Show


The 3rd Annual Solvang Wheels ’n’ Windmills Car Show will take
place in the middle of picturesque Solvang on Saturday, August 25.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is sponsored, in part, by
Jon’s Equipment and Construction, Mid-State Bank & Trust, and
Alisal Cellars. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to help with
renovations to the Solvang Sunny Fields Park and children’s play-
ground.
The event is open to all makes and years of classic and modified
cars, trucks, and special interest vehicles. More than 250 vehicles
from all over California will be competing for over 80 awards. There
will also be vendors, raffle prizes – including a new V8 engine with
proceeds benefiting the Santa Ynez High School Auto Shop – and
music. The event also attracts more than 5,000 spectators.
Participants and spectators will also enjoy the numerous specialty
shops; stores, restaurants, wine tasting and world-famous Danish On Friday Night, August 24th, Alisal Cellars is hosting a Santa
pastry shops that are the backdrop for the event. Maria style tri-tip barbecue and wine tasting. There will be music
and some of the Saturday show cars will be on display. The barbecue
will take place in the back parking lot behind the Royal Scandina-
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Artists Race Against the Clock at ‘Quick Draw’ Competition


Set in the heart of the old stagecoach Don’t miss a moment of this fast-paced
route, amidst premier Wine Country and fine creative challenge on August 18. The day
art galleries, is the small town charm of Los begins with an introduction of the artists at
Olivos. Each year this historic community is 10:30 a.m., and Quick Draw at 11 a.m. The
host to the annual Quick Draw. The Quick Quick Draw is immediately followed by a live
Draw is an exciting, fast-paced event in which auction at noon. Other Quick Draw events
participating artists from the fine art galleries include a silent auction that starts at 10 a.m.
in Los Olivos race against the clock to and ends after the live auction. There’s a
complete a drawing, painting or sculpture barbecue in the park from 11:30 a.m. to 2
within 45 minutes! p.m. Artist demonstrations and receptions
Artist Kelly Donovan at last year’s Quick Draw.
The Los Olivos Gallery Organization is and take place at various galleries until 5 p.m.
host to the 21st Annual Los Olivos Quick Donovan, Dirk Foslien, Carol Theroux, On California scenic Highway 154, Los
Draw. Participating galleries include: Details, Karina Puente, Richard Myer, Cel Miller, Joe Olivos is just 35 miles north of Santa Barbara
Gallery Los Olivos, Judith Hale Gallery and Milazzo, Joe Mancuso, Gordon Luce, Grace over the San Marcos Pass, or an hour south of
Judith Hale Gallery South, Sansone Studios, Schlesier, Vic Riesau, Lynelle Echeverria, San Luis Obispo and two miles east of
Wildling Art Museum and Young’s Gallery. Mark Greenaway, Tom DeWalt and Cynthia Highway 101. For more information, call
Participating artists include Kelly Joyce. (805) 688-1222 or (805) 693-1233.

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Santa Maria (29 miles, see page 25)
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Hayman & Hill Releases a White Blend from Santa Barbara


Cellar Door has announced the launch of Hayman & Hill Inter- distinctly rich, yet refreshing palette.”
change, a new white blend from Santa Barbara County. Interchange Expressive of its appellation, Interchange is a luscious, rich blend
represents the natural flow between nature’s elements and the art of of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Malvasia Bianca, Semillon
winemaking. The 2006 Interchange features a blend of aromatic white and Gewürztraminer grapes. This latest addition to Hayman & Hill’s
varietals from Santa Barbara County’s diverse landscape, and is the appellation-specific line-up has a bright floral nose and a luscious
latest in Hayman & Hill’s venture to create single-appellation wines tropical palate with bright acidity.
produced from California’s top winegrowing regions. Interchange will be distributed nationally with a suggested retail
“Interchange symbolizes many things,” said Rebecca Stead, price of $13.99. The Hayman & Hill winemaking philosophy is
Marketing Manager for Cellar Door wines. “It is the winemaker’s simply to seek out the finest quality grapes where they grow best.
careful hand over the winemaking journey; the cooling flow of mild
coastal breezes through hillside vineyards; the subtle hint of pineapple
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beaten track, and found just what we were looking for in the diverse (34 miles, see page 26)

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that packs a punch of intense fruit with effortless balance and Stearns Wharf Vintners
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★ Adelaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 11-5
5805 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 1-800-676-1232 X X X Calcareous Winery – Paso Robles Daily Christian Lazo – San Miguel Sa-Su
Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289 11-5 X X 249 10th Street, Suite A; 805-467-2672 10-5 X X
AJB Vineyards – Paso Robles Weekends
3280 Township Rd; 805-239-9432 12-5 X X Caparone Winery – Paso Robles Daily Chumeia Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827 11-5 X X X 8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102 10-5 X X
Anglim Winery – Paso Robles Th-Mo
750 Pine St; 805-227-6813 11-5:30 X X Carmody McKnight Estate Wines – Paso Robles Clautiere Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily
11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X X 1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789 12-5 X X
★ Arroyo Robles – Paso Robles Closed Tu
★ Casa de Caballos Vineyard – Templeton Dark Star Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su
739 12th St; 877 759-WINE Daily 11-7 X X
2225 Raymond Avenue; 805-434-1687 Daily 11-5 X X 2985 Anderson Rd; 805-237-2389 10:30-5 X X
★ B & E Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su By
★ Cass Vineyards – Paso Robles Denner Vineyards & Winery – Paso Robles
10,000 Creston Rd; 805-238-4815 10-5 Appt X X
7350 Linne Rd; 805-239-1730 Daily 11-6 X X 5414 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-4287 Sa-Su 12-4 X X
Bear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles By Appt. &
★ Castoro Cellars – Templeton Daily Doce Robles – Paso Robles Daily
1227 Park St; 805-238-4329 Some Weekends X X 1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 10-5:30 X X 2023 Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766 10-5:30 X X
★ Bella Luna – Templeton Fr-Su ★ Cayucos Cellars – Cayucos We-Su 11-5:30 Donatoni Winery – Paso Robles Sa-Su 12-5
1850 Templeton Rd; 805-434-5477 10-5 X X 131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036 Closed Tu X X 3225 Township Rd; 805-226-0620 Or By Appt X
Bianchi Winery – Paso Robles Daily Changala Winery – Templeton Sa 11:30-5 By Dover Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su
3380 Branch Rd; 805-226-9922 10-5 X X 422 Main St; 805-238-0421 Su 12-4 Appt X X 4520 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0101 11-5 X
Black Hand – San Miguel By Charlie Wine Cellars – Templeton Daily Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery – Paso Robles
1735 Nygren Rd; 805-712-WINE Appt. X X 2900 Vineyard Dr; 805-434-1030 9-5 X X 1953 Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Daily 10-5:30 X X

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Tasting Room: 829 13th St; 805-226-4005 Mo, Th, Fr 12-6; Sa-Su 11-6
★ Eberle Winery – Paso Robles Daily ★ Laura’s Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily
3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607 10-5 X X X 5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300 10-5 X X Pipestone – Paso Robles Th-Mo
2040 Niderer Rd; 805-227-6385 11-5 X X
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1220 Park St; 805-239-8915 12-7 X X 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-238-5706 Wine Club Only Poalillo Vineyards – Paso Robles By
18888 Willow Creek Rd; 805-238-0600 Appt
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5625 Hwy 46 East; 805-239-2562 10-5 X X X Pretty-Smith – San Miguel Fr-Su
3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 11-5 X X
13350 River Rd; 805-467-3104 10-5 X X
★ Falcon Nest Winery– Paso Robles Daily
Locatelli Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su Rabbit Ridge – Paso Robles Daily
5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227 10-7:30 X X
8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 11-4 X X 1172 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3331 11-5 X X
Firestone Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily
Lone Madrone – Paso Robles Daily Rainbows End Winery – San Miguel By
Hwy 46 East; 805-688-3940 10-5 X X
2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0845 10:30-5 X X 8535 Mission Ln; 805-467-3345 Appt X X
Five Rivers Winery – Paso Robles By
8998 North River Rd; 805-467-0192 Appt Madison Cellars – Paso Robles By ★ Rio Seco – Paso Robles Daily
4540 Hwy 41; 805-238-9831 Appt X X 4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884 11-5 X X
Four Vines Winery – Templeton Daily
3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0055 11-5 X X Maloy O’Neill – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 10-5; Su 12-5 RiverStar Vineyards – Cayucos Fr-Su
5725 Union Rd; 805-238-7320 Or By Appt X X 36 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3741 11-4 X X
Fralich Vineyard & Winery – Templeton By Appt
805-434-1526 – Private tastings at Paso Robles Wine Services; 805-434-1526 Martin & Weyrich – Paso Robles Su-Th 10-5 RN Estate Winery – Paso Robles By
2610 Buena Vista Dr; 805-238-2520 Fr-Sa 10-6 X X 7986 North River Rd; 805-467-3106 Appt
Fratelli Perata – Paso Robles By
Robert Hall – Paso Robles Daily
1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809 Appt Mastantuono – Templeton 10-5 Winter
3443 Mill Rd; 805-239-1616 10-6 X X X
2720 Oak View Rd; 805-238-0676 10-6 Summer X X
Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles By
★ Rotta Winery – Paso Robles Daily
5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808 Appt Mc Clean Vineyards – Templeton By
3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0510 11-5 X X
★ Grey Wolf Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 4491 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-237-2441 Appt
★ Rocky Creek Cellars – Templeton Th-Su
2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771 11-5:30 X X Meridian Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily 8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919 11-5 X X
★ Halter Ranch Vnyd – Paso Robles Th-Mo 7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133 10-5 X X
San Marcos Creek Vineyard – Paso Robles
8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 11-5 X X ★ Midlife Crises – Paso Robles Th-Mo 7750 North Hwy; 805-467-9260 Daily 11-5 X X
★ Hansen Vineyard– Templeton Daily 1244 Pine St, Suite A; 805-237-8730 10:30-6 X X
Scott Aaron – Templeton Sa-Su
5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 10-5:30 X X
Midnight Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 422 South Main; 888-611-9463 11-5 X X
Harmony Cellars – Harmony Daily 2925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904 10-5:30 X X
Sextant Wines – Templeton By
3255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805-927-1625 10-5 X X 45 Main St; 866-833-9463 Appt
★ Minassian-Young – Paso Robles Fr-Su
Hice Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo 4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571 11-5 X X ★ Silver Horse – San Miguel Fr-Mo
821 Pine St Unit D; 805-237-8888 12 -5 2995 Pleasant Rd; 805-467-WINE 11-5 X X
NadeauFamilyVintners – Paso Robles Fr-Su
Hug Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo 3860 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-3574 12-5 X X Silver Stone – Paso Robles Mo-Th 12-7
2323 Tuley Ct Ste. 120 D; 805-828-5906 11-5 827 13th St; 805-226-2788 Fr-Sa 12-8 Su 11-4 X X
Norman Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
★ Hunt Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 7450 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0138 11-5 X X Skyhawk Lane – San Miguel By
2875 Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600 10:30-5:30 X X 1605 Commerce Way; 213-200-4661 Appt
★ Opolo Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
J Lohr – Paso Robles Daily Stacked Stone Cellars – Paso Robles Fr 12-5
7110 Vineyard Dr; 805-238-9593 10-5 X X
6169 Airport Rd; 805-239-8900 10-5 X X 1525 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7872 Sa-Su 11-5 X X
Orchid Hill Vineyard – Paso Robles By Appt X X
J. Paul Rosilez – Paso Robles Th-Mo Stephen’s Cellar – Templeton By
1140 Pine St; 805-237-7525 Daily 11-5:30 X X
4889 Dry Creek Rd; 805-226-0550 11-6 X X 7575 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-2412 Appt X X
Parkfield Vineyards – San Miguel By
Jack Creek Cellars – Templeton By ★ Still Waters Vineyards – Paso Robles Th-Mo
5265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283 Appt X X 70502 Vineyard Canyon Rd; 805-463-2316 Appt X X
2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231 11-5 X X
JanKris Winery – Templeton Daily ★ Peachy Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Daily Summerwood – Paso Robles Daily
1266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319 11-5 X X X 1480 N. Bethel Rd; 805-239-1918 11-5 X X 2175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365 10-5:30 X X
★ Justin Winery – Paso Robles Daily ★ Peachy Canyon Winery Too – Paso Robles Sylvester Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-6932 10-5 X X X 2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805-237-7848 Fr-Su 11-5 X X 5115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 11-5 X X X
Kukkula – Templeton By ★ Penman Springs Vineyard – Paso Robles Fr-Su Tablas Creek – Paso Robles Daily
9525 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-434-5475 Appt 1985 Penman Springs Dr; 805-237-7959 11-5 X X 9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231 10-5 X X X

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Curtis Winery – Los Olivos Daily Babcock Winery – Lompoc Daily Mission Meadow Winery – Solvang Daily
5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-5 X X 5175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455 10:30-4 X X 1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1344 11-6 X X
Daniel Gehrs Winery – Los Olivos Daily Clos Pepe – Lompoc By Ovene Winery – at Old Mission Tasting Company in Solvang
2939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 11-5 X X 4777 East Hwy 246; 805-735-2196 Appt 1539 Mission; 714-420-2525 Daily 9:30-5:30 X X
Dierberg Estate Vineyard – at Wine Country in Los Olivos Fiddlehead Cellars – at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto Presidio Vineyard – Solvang Daily
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X 1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 800-251-1225 Th-Sa 11-4 X X 1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585 11-6 X X
Epiphany Cellars – Los Olivos Th-Mo Foley Estates – Lompoc Daily Rideau Vineyard – Solvang Daily
2963 Grand Ave; 866-354-9463 11:30- 5:30 X X 6121 East Hwy 246; 805-737-6222 10-5 X X 1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717 11-4 X X
John Kerr Wines – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room Royal Oaks – Solvang Daily
Harrison-Clarke – Lompoc By
2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-5:30 X X 1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 10-5:30 X X
805-686-0850 Appt
Fess Parker – Los Olivos Daily Rusack Vineyard – Solvang Daily
Hitching Post Wines – at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton
6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X X 1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278 11-5 X X
406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676 Daily from 4pm X X
Firestone Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily Shoestring Winery – Solvang Fr-Su
5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 10-5 X X X Huber Vineyards – Lompoc By
800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612 11-4 X X
4892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 Appt
Flying Goat Cellars – at Wine Country in Los Olivos ★ Stolpman Vineyard – Solvang Daily
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X Ken Brown Wines – Buellton By
1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-688-0400 11-4 X X
2025 Still Meadows Rd; 805-448-3791 Appt
Great Oaks Ranch – at Wine Country in Los Olivos S A N TA Y N E Z
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X Lafond Vineyard – Buellton Daily
6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921 10-5 X X ★ Artiste – Santa Ynez Daily
J Wilkes Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos 3569 Sagunto St; 805-686-2626 11-5 X X
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X Melville Vineyard – Lompoc Daily
5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030 11-4 X X Au Bon Climat – at Wine Cellar Tasting Room in Santa Ynez
Koehler – Los Olivos Daily 3631 Sagunto St; 805-688-8688 Daily 11-6 X X
5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X X Mosby Winery – Buellton Daily
9496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415 10-4 X X Bridlewood Estate – Santa Ynez Daily
Lane Tanner Wines – at Los Olivos Tasting Room
3555 Roblar Ave; 805-688-9000 10-5 X X
2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-6 X X Palmina – Lompoc Th-Sa
1520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030 11-4 X X Buttonwood Farm – Santa Ynez Daily
Longoria Wines – Los Olivos Fr-Su 11-4:30
1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-3032 11-5 X X
2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637 Mo-Th 12-4:30, Closed Tu X X Sanford Winery – Buellton Daily
Gainey Vineyard – Santa Ynez Daily
Oak Savanna – at Andrew Murray Tasting Room in Los Olivos 7250 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-3300 11-4 X X
3950 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0558 10-5 X X
2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Daily 11-6 X X
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Kalyra Winery – Santa Ynez Daily
Qupé Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
Blackjack Ranch – Solvang Daily 11-5 343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864 11-5 X X
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-968-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
2205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412 Closed Wed X X
Sunstone – Santa Ynez Daily
Silver Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
Blair Fox Cellars – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang 125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463 10-4 X X
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-963-3052 Daily 11-5 X X
1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 Daily 11-8 X X
Star Lane – at Wine Country in Los Olivos S A N TA B A R B A R A
2445 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X Casa Cassara – at Olive House in Solvang Carr Vineyards – Santa Barbara Daily
1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X X 414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985 11-5 X X
Three Saints – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X East Valley – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang Cellar 205 – Santa Barbara Daily
1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X X 205 Anacapa St; 805-962-5857 11-5 X X
Vandale – at The Ballard Inn in Ballard Fr-Su
2436 Baseline Ave; 805-688-7770 12-5:30 X X Jorian Hill – Solvang By Jaffurs – Santa Barbara Fr-Su
1051 Croft Lane; 805-686-8490 Appt 819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 12-4 X X
Verdad Wines at Wine Country in Los Olivos
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X Lincourt Winery – Solvang Daily Margerum Wine Company – at Wine Cask in Santa Barbara
★ Wild Heart Winery – Los Olivos Daily 1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554 10-5 X X 813 Anacapa St; 805-966-9463 Sa-Su 11-3 X X
2933-C Grand Ave; 805-688-7386 11-5 X X Lions Peak Vineyards – Solvang Fr-Mo Santa Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara Daily
Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos Daily 1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 11-5 X X 202 Anacapa St; 805-963-3633 10 - 5 X X
6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X X Lucas & Lewellen – Solvang Daily Stearns Wharf Vintners – Santa Barbara 9-9 Summer
L O M P O C / B U E L LT O N 1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 11-5:30 X X End of State St; 805-966-6624 9-6 Winter X X

Alma Rosa – Buellton Daily Mandolina Wines – Solvang Daily Summerland – Summerland Tu-Th 11-5
201-C Industrial Way; 805-688-9090 11-4 X X 1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506 11-5:30 X X 2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE Fr-Su 11-7 X X

Ampelos Cellars – Lompoc By Michael Grace – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang Whitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara Fr-Su
805-736-9957 Appt X X 1539 Mission; 805-686-9323 Daily 9:30-5:30 X X 36A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-965-0956 12-4 X X

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