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Distinctive Italian‐style wines, stunning tasting room, breathtaking setting, and passionate crew members, make Pelletiere Estate truly worth the visit. Open Thurs‐Mon 11am‐5pm • 3280 Township Rd, Paso Robles (805) 239‐9432 • www.pelletiere.com
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Harvest Weekend Grape Stomp & Open
House:October 21st & 22nd 10-5:30pm $5 tasting FREE for Wine Club Members! Join Castoro Cellars to celebrate the fruits of their labor with fun activities, great food, grape stomp, live music Saturday/Sunday and lots of Dam Fine Wine! More details available at CastoroCellars.Com/Events
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PELLETIERE ESTATE Known for their Italian Varietals TOLOSA WINERY Meet the new Winemaker LAETITIA VINEYARD AND WINERY Welcoming You to SLO Wine Country EOS Be Seduced ALTA COLINA WINS SUNSET MAGAZINE AWARD Check out the Trailer Camping IL CORTILE: AN EPICUREAN DESTINATION A Contemporary Italian Eatery SUSTAINABLE AG EXPO Dr Marc Fuchs of Cornell University to Speak
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Pelletiere Estate Winemaker Dinner Winemaker Dinner, October 7 Mark your calendar! Share an enchanted evening featuring a multi-course food and wine pairing dinner with winemaker, Amy Butler and vintner, Janis Denner.
18 ON THE COVER Firestone Winery Delight in tasty tri-tip sandwiches from Big Tom’s Backyard BBQ, paired with Firestone wines and live music on the first and last Friday of every month and much more everyday!
8 | WINE COUNTRY FAVORITES 32 | WINE COUNTRY DINING 34 | SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY Paso Robles Wineries Map, 40-41 San Luis Obispo Wineries Map, 35 Avila Beach Wineries, 43 38 | DOWNTOWN PASO SIGNATURE VARIETALS San Luis Obispo County, 36 Santa Barbara County, 48 42 | FIVE GREAT GLASSES ON THE CENTRAL COAST 46 | SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Northern Santa Barbara County Wineries Map, 47 Santa Maria: Costa De Oro, 50 Foxen Canyon Wineries, Zaca Mesa, 52 Los Olivos: Larner Vineyard and Winery, 53; Ranchos Olivos, 54; Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, 55 Lompoc: LaMontagne WInery, 56 Los Alamos: 57 Buellton: Foley Estate, 58; Loring Wine Co., 59 Solvang / Sta. Ynez: Casa Cassara Winery, 60 Lions Peak Winery, 61 Santa Barbara: Celebration of Harvest, 63 51 | SANTA MARIA VALLEY 56 | VENTURA COUNTY Four Brix Winery, 64 72 | WINERY LISTINGS 73 | WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCES 77 | BREWS & SPIRITS DIRECTORY 79 | CALIFORNIA MAP
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Perfect Picnic: Bianchi Winery
Nestled off Highway 46 East on Branch Road, Bianchi Winery is a true world-class destination for ultra-premium wines. The welcoming tasting room is an architectural feast for the senses with rustic stonework, modern beams, floor to ceiling windows, all overlooking Bianchi’s waterfall lake and estate vines. Plan your picnic around Bianchi’s fine selection of gourmet charcuterie or simply bring your own. 3380 Branch Road, Paso Robles | (805) 226-9922 | Patio and tasting room open daily 10am to 5pm
Outdoor Adventures: Margarita Adventures
Margarita Adventures offers a uniquely thrilling experience. Guests can embark on excursions including Humvee nature and wildlife tours, photography tours, and ziplining tours on Santa Margarita Ranch. The ziplines span more than 7,800 combined feet, starting with an epic 3,000-foot valley crossing. Along the way, guides share details of the ranch’s remarkable natural and cultural history and sustainable winegrowing practices.
Wine & Dine: Ancient Peaks
22720 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita (805) 365-7046 / www.AncientPeaks.com
3810 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles | (805) 238-9607 Open daily 10-6 | www.eberlewinery.com
Olive Oil: We Olive
We Olive is more than just a store with olive oil … it is “The Olive Oil Experience.” Here, you can taste the best olive oils California has to offer plus get an amazing education about the different flavors and nuances of olive oil, the healthy benefits of olive oil, the history of olive oil and have fun! Along with the amazing olive oils, sample the many different vinegars, tapenades, fresh olives pestos, mustards, jams and so much more.
1311 Park Street, Paso Robles | (805) 239-7667 Monday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-4 | weolive.com/paso-robles
For a unique and memorable experience, book a reservation for the VIP Tour & Tasting held in the VIP room located in the Eberle Caves. The private tasting is led by a courteous and educated attendant and includes a cheese plate paired with the wines. The VIP Tour & Tasting is $35 per person (max. 8 people). Call (805) 238-9607 to make a reservation! Complimentary public tours are also available every half hour.
Breweries: Firestone Walker
Firestone Walker Brewing Company founded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) and David Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker Brewing Company began as a small brewery with roots in wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional brewery, Firestone’s singular purpose remains—to craft ever better beer. Offering tours and tastings daily, right in the heart of Paso Robles. 1400 Ramada Dr, Paso Robles
22719 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita 1-805-438-3120 | www.margarita-adventures.com
Cave Tours: Eberle Winery
Ancient Peaks Winery’s new café and expanded tasting room offers a delectable taste of the Paso Robles wine country in quaint downtown Santa Margarita. The café features gourmet lunch items on Thursdays through Sundays, and small plates daily with both indoor and patio seating. The tasting room offers limited releases showcasing the five soil types of the winery’s estate Margarita Vineyard.
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Looking to “mix it up” a bit while in Wine Country…? Try Breakaway’s NEW Distillery Tour and explore the Craft Spirit movement in Paso Robles. Get a taste of what makes these distillers all the buzz! Book your Private Distillery Tour today and be transported in style and safety, meet the distillers, learn their story and lift your spirits while tasting theirs. Lunch is served “with a twist” and even includes a tableside cocktail demonstration!
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WILD HORSE WINERY & VINEYARDS Located in Templeton, California, away from the “regular” tasting rooms of Paso Robles, lies Wild Horse Winery — a destination well worth the detour while on your wine country visit. Founded by legendary California pioneer winemaker Ken Volk in 1981, Wild Horse was named after the descendants of Spanish Mustangs that used to roam the area, and exemplifies the free spirited winemaking philosophy that produce wines of distinction and character. The bucolic setting is the perfect venue to sample wines that are reflective of the Central Coast’s varying climates and terroir, tasting in a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere, appealing to all who desire a memorable wine tasting experience.
Taste The Central Coast “Unbridled, like no other” At Wild Horse, you have the opportunity to experience and compare the best of California’s Central Coast grape-growing regions, highlighting the diverseness of terroir and micro-climates spread from north to south. Grapes are sourced from well-regarded vineyards as far north as Monterey and Monterey County, down through Paso Robles (inclusive of many estate-grown grapes), and southward to vineyards throughout the Santa Maria Valley and Santa Barbara County. In pursuit of creating wines that express the specific terroir and personality of the grape, Todd Ricard and Kip Lorenzetti, winemakers, are unfettered in their crafting wines without regard to any specific formula or restraints. They think outside the box and refer to their winemaking philosophy as “attentive neglect,” which simply stated means: Staying out of the way whenever possible and letting the climate, soil and grape variety call the shots.
Come Visit…Come Taste A visit to this child-friendly, dog-friendly tasting room and vineyard is simply….a delight. Bring a picnic lunch and sit out on the patio while you sample a selection of Wild Horse wines. Or, enjoy the intimacy of the comfortable tasting room, chatting with other likeminded wine lovers. Wild Horse is committed to sustainable, eco-friendly farming. Perhaps, while wandering the vineyards you will come across Dolly and Salvador, the winery “guard llamas,” who protect and guide the weed eating sheep herd. Or, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of barn owls “living” onsite (in owl boxes), that are a major factor controlling gophers and rodents that are harmful to the vines. While tasting, talk with your friendly pourer about the other methods that Wild Horse employs in order to grow their fruit in the most eco-friendly, sustainable manner possible.
A Worthwhile Detour The next time you are in the area, take the detour off the road more travelled. Enjoy the drive down a country road to Wild Horse Winery taking in the beauty of the countryside, the vineyards, the overall setting, and then relish hand-crafted wines in an atmosphere that will relax, please and soothe you. Experience Unbridled-Like no other. >> DON SONDERLING
WINE AND FOOD TASTINGS: • Choose 6 different wines from Wild Horse’s current wine menu. Try something different such as a Malvasia Bianca or Blaufrankisch! • Love Pinot? Enjoy the “all Pinot” tasting, each wine highlighting a distinctively different terroir. • Love Pinot even more? You will love Pinot on the Patio: Enjoy four of Wild Horse’s Reserve Pinots, served side by side for easy comparison, paired with four different cheeses that enhances the flavors. Pinot tastings are served in Riedel Pinot Noir glasses, to maximize aroma and taste. Yes, the glass does make a difference. Enhance your wine tasting journey with a cheese & charcuterie plate. Reservations required, pre-order this selection of locally produced cheeses and charcuterie.
Hang Out Saturday afternoons! Saturday afternoons, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., bring a picnic, order a cheese & charcuterie platter, and hang out enjoying live music from local and visiting artists. Coming up: • August 19: Five Parts Devil • August 26: RT Pappas • September 9: Chris Beland • September 23: Dulcie Taylor Join the Wild Horse Wine Club where membership definitely has its benefits! Choose from various shipment options to fit your taste. In addition to discounts, special offers and member only events, receive complimentary tastings, tours and special events. Check the website often for details on wine, events and special offers! In fact, check it now: www.wildhorsewinery.com
1437 Wild Horse Winery Court Templeton, Ca 93465 Open Daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-788-6310 | www.Wildhorsewinery.com 1111
PELLETIERE ESTATE Elegant Italian Wines, Old World Traditions
3280 Township Road, Paso Robles 805-239-9432 | info@Pelletiere.com Open 11am-5pm, closed Tuesday & Wednesday 12
Known for their rare Italian varietals, Pelletiere Estate is located in the heart of the Willow Creek district on the westside of Paso Robles. Dedicated to preserving its rich heritage and land, their wines are 100 percent estate grown. With the first grapes planted in 1993, the winery has been committed to sustainability for over 25 years, at the forefront of their business model. “We love varieties unknown to our area and like to explore rustic, old world techniques of wine making,” said Owner/ Vintner Janis Denner. Specializing in Italian varieties such as Sangiovese and Nebbiolo, the winery has just expanded their plantings of Lagrein, an ultra rare and rustic Italian varietal, full bodied and dense with aromas of black raspberries and plums. Additionally, Sicilian wine Agliwanico will make its debut soon. Utilizing whole cluster fermentation, grapes are fermented with the stem, moderating tannins in the wine and helping absorb acidity. The end product yields a voluptuous mouth feel, with herbal character, as exemplified in their 2014 Nebbiolo, muscular, with dark cherry, smoke, and wild berry notes. The winery also incorporates the use of ancient amphora winemaking for their Sangiovese, a practice dating back over 6000 years. The porosity of the clay increases the oxygen exposure to wines, accelerating the tertiary flavor development, which includes softening tannins and increasing aromas. With bracing structure and generous juicy and concentrated fruit, their newly released Sangiovese is a perfect wine for the Willow Creek District.
Pictured left to right: Morgan (Janis’ daughter), Mayson (granddaughter), Austin (her son), Janis, and MaryAnn (Janis’ mother).
Three Generations of Excellence Inspired by her own Italian background (and named to honor her father), Denner founded the winery with a deep respect for family, a love of food and wine, and the joys of collaborative effort. Their wines are a reflection of this fourth-generation family, working alongside her mother MaryAnn, daughter Morgan, and granddaughter Mayson, namesake of their Rose wine. “It is exciting to work with individuals with so much talent that also possess the same drive, commitment to quality, and future winery goals,” said Denner. Committed to the traditions of fine winemaking, the winery hopes to develop a legacy for future family generations. With a love and respect for wine, Denner believes wine should be delicious and representative of its origin. Pelletiere Estate wines are truly of the earth, putting more emphasis on vineyard quality, than on vilification technique.
Wine Country Getaway The Farmhouse at Pelletiere Estate is the quintessential wine country escape. Privately situated and surrounded by vineyards, the Farmhouse is located down a secluded yet convenient country road, nestled in the foothills for the Willow Creek District in the heart of Paso Robles’ renowned Westside. The property has a rich local history dating back to the late 1890’s. The three bedroom two bath Farmhouse is a charming retreat, with a multi-level deck that overlooks the estate vineyards. For rates and reservations, visit The Farmhouse booking site. “Our Farmhouse is very popular, tucked in a cozy corner to town,” said Denner. “Farmhouse chic, the space is quiet, relaxing, and totally luxurious.”
Vintners and Vines Tour The winery invites guests to get educated, the First Saturday of every month. Discover distinctive Italian wines unique to Pelletiere Estate by walking with winemaker, Amy Butler and Vintner, Janis Denner as they explain the process involved in making limited production wines. Guests will learn about the heritage of Italian grape growing, compare old world and new world approaches to winemaking, and discuss Paso Robles’ unique micro-climate, all while enjoying a guided tasting. “We wanted to provide an experience to our guests, we are a knowledge based vineyard,” said Denner. “Clearly our grapes are expressed in our wines, but touring the vineyard gives consumers a whole other level of wine knowledge.” Tours starts at 11am, with normal tasting fees applied. For reservations call 805-239-9432.
Upcoming Events at Pelletiere... WINEMAKER DINNER October 7 Mark your calendar! Share an enchanted evening featuring a multi-course food and wine pairing dinner with winemaker, Amy Butler and vintner, Janis Denner Reception 6:30pm | Dinner 7 pm $125 per non-member (limited seating) $100 per member (limited seating)
VINTNER AND VINES TOUR FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH October 7, 11 a.m. Deep in the willow creek district of Paso Robles, discover distinctive Italian wines unique to Pelletiere Estate by walking with our winemaker, Amy Butler and Vintner, Janis Denner as they explain the process involved in making limited production Italian style wines. Learn about the heritage of Italian grape growing and origins Pelletiere Estate’s rare Italian varieties, compare old world and new world approaches to winemaking and discuss Paso Robles’ unique micro-climate. Then experience these exceptional wines first hand with a guided tasting. There is no fee for the tour. Normal tasting fees apply.
HARVEST FEST RUSTIC ITALIAN TOUR AND TASTING October 20 Friday: Join vintner, Janis Denner, for a rustic Italian tour and tasting, as she walks you through the stages of harvest and the early steps of winemaking. Discover the pleasure of rare Italian varieties such as; Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Lagrein and Sangiovese as you stroll the vineyard. Ascend to a picturesque hill top overlooking the surrounding vineyard and enjoy casual Italian fare of assorted dry aged meats, gourmet cheeses and olives. The tasting and tour will conclude in our beautifully appointed tasting room. Each tour is limited to 26 people and starts at 11 am. Reservations are required and can be made on our website or by calling the tasting room. Cost is $25 per person, all inclusive. No reservations are required however, they do encourage you to letthem know ahead of time if you will be joining them so that they can make the proper accommodations. Remember your sunblock and proper touring shoes! 13
– Getting to Know –
CABERNET SAUVIGNON Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most widely recognized red grape varieties and is known as a “noble” grape varietal. — BY STEPHANIE CULEN —
magine sitting by a fire blazing in the cool night waiting for the steak to cook and you’re holding a glass of delicious red wine that warms the heart and tastes deliciously bold and strong. You may just be sipping on a lovely Cabernet Sauvignon. In the world of wine, Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most widely recognized red grape varieties. It is one of the seven “noble” grape varieties which also include Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah. Noble grapes is a term which describes recognizable grapes that produce top
added yeast begins the fermentation. As the mass of pulp and skins rises to the top of the fermenting wine, forming a cap, it is either punched down into the juice, or the juice is pumped back over the cap to extract the color and flavor from the skins. After fermentation ceases, the pulp and skins are left to macerate for a period of time from a few days up to a month, depending on the style the winemaker is looking for. Typically, the wine is then pressed, and the clear wine is run off into oak barrels. approx ntly has Cabernet Sauvignon loves oak and imate acres p ly 100,000 can withstand long periods of time Caber n lanted in in the barrels. The rich and robust et Sauv i g profile of the grape are softened non and gro wing! with oak and aging and the flavors of vanilla and spice complement the natural notes of blackberry, blackcurrant and tobacco that is so characteristic of the grape. In winemaking, the influence of oak on the overall wine structure can be managed with the use of different kinds of oak such as American or French. In the United States, if a label says Cabernet Sauvignon, at least 75% of the grapes used must be Cabernet Sauvignon. In recent years, a category called Meritage was created to account for wines which are blends of the five traditional Bordeaux varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot – of which neither are above the 75% level.
quality wines all over the world. The noble grape varietals are also noted for the specific expression of the local terroir where they are grown. Cabernet Sauvignon definitely fits the bill! In the winery, Cabernet Sauvignon is an easy and straightforward wine to make which makes it a kind of favorite wine of winemakers. After crushing, the mixture of juice and grape solids known as “must” is pumped into large fermenting vessels and Califor either the native or cur re nia
Recommended Cabernet Sauvignon
PRIEST RANCH 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon The 2014 Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is produced with fruit from 24 different vineyard blocks on the estate to express its uniqueness and diversity. The aromas are full of black cherries, star anise and a touch of earth. This full-bodied wine has good concentration, supple tannins and balanced acidity. The rounded mouth feel is persistent on the long and lingering finish. Enjoy this wine now or over the next 10 years. $48/bottle. For more information, visit www.priestranchwines.com.
SAN SIMEON 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
OPOLO VINEYARDS 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 92 points, Wine Enthusiast
From the Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery, San Simeon Cabernet Sauvignon offers bright aromas of dark raspberry and black cherry. Ripe flavors of spicy plum and currant are complemented by nuances of cocoa and cedary oak from barrel-aging. Structured tannins provide texture and depth with a lengthy finish. A small percentage of Petit Verdot was added for additional complexity.
“This longtime winery recently released new labels, and this bottling is one of the first releases to wear the slicker style. Lavish aromas of blueberry, black currant and caramel lead into a palate full of soft chalky tannins that carry flavors of tangy plum skin, bacon fat and crème de cassis. This will age very well, but is tasty now.” —M.K. Wine Enthusiast
2610 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446 | 805-226-2600 For more information, visit www.riboliwines.com.
Visit Opolo at 7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, 805-238-9593 Open daily 10am-5pm, Sat. until 5:30pm
FERRARI-CARANO VINEYARDS AND WINERY HERTELENDY VINEYARDS 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon “The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, which is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, was aged 23 months in French oak. It has an opaque purple/ black color and rich crème de cassis and blackberry fruit as well as some charcoal and graphite. Full-bodied, impressive, and a truly compelling example of Cabernet Sauvignon, this should hit its stride in another 4-5 years and last for three decades or more. It is extra special...” – Robert Parker Jr., 96 Points
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley Gold Medal/97 Points, 2017 North Coast Wine Challenge! Silver Medal, Sunset Magazine 2017 Inter’l Wine Competition! This sustainably farmed Cabernet Sauvignon comes from mountaingrown fruit in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. This is a delicious wine with vibrant aromas of cassis, mocha, dried cherries, mint, cola and smoky leather along with full-bodied flavors of black cherries, plums and toasty caramel that fill the palate. Visit Ferrari-Carano in Dry Creek Valley for a taste of this award-winning wine, 8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, 707-433-6700. Open daily 10am-5pm.
DAVIS ESTATES 2013 Zephyr Private Reserve Rich, ripe aromas and flavors of sweet berry are complemented by attractive tones of oak, chocolate and anise fill the glass. With two full years of barrel age, this wine is well structured and shows notable tannin depth and weight. The result is a wellintegrated wine showing silkiness and finesse with overall balance and harmony. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot Production: 434 cases, $95/bottle. Visit davisestates.com.
get the dirt Understanding terroir and its influences Cabernet Sauvignon is a natural cross of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc that occurred by chance sometime in the 1600s in France and is grown in nearly every major wine producing country. A big part of the global success of Cabernet Sauvignon is that it is a tough, hardy vine that consistently produces good quality fruit. The grapes are small and spherical with skins that are tough and thick with a deep bluish black color. The thickness and the toughness of the skins result in good resistance to vine diseases and help it to recover quickly in the event of late seasonal rains. The king of noble grapes shines brightly and flourishes in the wine regions where the growth of the grape is strongly influenced by the warmth of the climate. The vine does require a fairly long growing season, however, and generally any moderately warm, not too rainy climate, with well drained soils is best suited for the grape. In general, regions that are cooler have more potential for herbaceous notes and the infamous “green bell pepper” aroma that occurs from less than ideally ripened grapes. In regions where the grape is exposed to excess warmth and over-ripening, there is a propensity for the wine to have more “jammy” notes.
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swirl, sniff, sip, savor How to identify Cabernet in the glass Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of deeper hues of dark ruby purple when young and aging to a brick red over years in the cellar. The primary fruit aromas and flavors of Cabernet are mostly of the black fruit family and can include black currant, cassis, blackberry, black plum and black cherry. There are often secondary aromas and flavors of herbs, spices, green olives, mint, leather and tobacco. If grown in cooler climates, where it may not be as ripe when picked, there are usually vegetal, asparagus and green pepper notes that are likely to be present. The use of oak barrels will impart flavors of vanilla and smoke, as well as oak. With aging, the notes of cedar, leather, cigar box and earthy qualities are added to the mix. Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a great intensity and depth of flavor and it’s classic profile is rather full-bodied with high tannins and a strong acidity that contributes to the wine’s aging potential. The thick skins contribute to the tannic structure and young Cabernet can be rather harshly astringent or “tight” in the mouth. These tannins, however, also act as a preservative, helping the wine to age, and as it ages, the tannins soften. Many years ago, if a Cabernet was drinkable in its youth, it was dismissed as a bad wine. Modern winemaking techniques now produce wines that are supple enough to be enjoyed young, but can also age gracefully for many years.
What’s in a glass Would wine in any other glass smell as sweet? “The generous size of a Bordeaux glass allows the bouquet to develop fully. The shape directs the flow of wine onto the zone of the tongue which perceives sweetness, thus accentuating the fruit and de-emphasizing the bitter qualities of the tannin.” riedelusa.net
Grilled Flank Steak & Portobello Mushroom Sandwich (Serves 4)
how to pair like a pro Cabernet tends to be the favorite accompaniment of fat-laced red meat and rich sauces. The quintessential pairing of Cabernet Sauvignon is with lamb. Perhaps there is a connection, after all to the sheep that gives presence to the Bordeaux town flag of Pauillac which is the home of Chateaux Latour, Lafite Rothschild, and Mouton Rothschild. With a roast leg, or with lamb chops, the flavor of Cabernet is ideal, and the tannins present in the wine serve to cut the fattiness, and refresh the palate. Sauces with garlic, red wine marinades, mustard, rosemary or other herbs will add flavor to the lamb and complement the wine deliciously. The other optimal choice with Cabernet is beef served with a simple herb butter, or with a red wine sauce. Furthermore, the oak influences of Cabernet can be matched with similar cooking methods such as grilling or smoking. Complimentary oakflavored spices like vanilla, dill weed, black pepper and brown sugar can also pair nicely. The flavors of Cabernet, and especially its standard load of tannin do not go well with fish dishes, but there is a role for Cabernet with a whole roast chicken sauced with garlic, butter and herbs. Cabernet also goes well with with heartier English cheeses like cheddar, Wensleydale, Cheshire or Gloucester. The general rule of thumb is to consider that as the preparation and the saucing of Cabern the food gets richer, the better the match et Sa with a big, bold Cabernet Sauvignon. is actua uvignon But no matter what you like to eat, cross b lly a another rule of thumb is to drink what Cabern etween et you enjoy! And, for many people, Sauvign Franc and on Blan Cabernet Sauvignon is a favorite grape c. to imbibe!
MEAT & MARINADE • 3 tbsp strong brewed coffee • 1 cup red wine • 1 tbsp olive oil • 1 tbsp brown sugar • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 1 sprig rosemary, minced • 1/2 tsp black pepper corns, crushed • salt and pepper • 1-1/2 lb. flank steak, trimmed of fat
TOPPINGS • 4 portobello mushroom caps, cut into slices • 1 Vidalia or sweet red onion, cut into rings • 2 tbsp cherry or berry balsamic vinegar • 1/4 cup olive oil • Slice of fontina cheese (optional) • 2 cups arugula
SANDWICH SPREAD • 1/2 cup mayonnaise • 1 tsp Dijon mustard ON THE GRILL • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley • Olive Oil, brush on steak before grilling • Squeeze of lemon, only if needed • Salt and pepper • Ciabatta bread MEAT & MARINADE – Combine coffee, wine, olive oil, sugar, garlic, rosemary and black peppercorns in a glass dish large enough for meat to lay flat and covered. Refrigerate for at least 6 to 8 hours. ON THE GRILL – Bring meat to room temperature. Prepare grill. Brush meat with olive oil and salt and pepper. Grill meat on each side until cooked to doneness, 125° for rare, 145° for medium rare. About 5-8 minutes per side. Remove from heat and let meat rest to retain juices. Slice meat against the grain at a 45° angle. Cut the ciabatta bread into 2-inch-wide pieces. Then cut in half lengthwise to make small sandwich-size portions. Brush the bread with olive oil and place on grill cut sides down until golden brown. TOPPINGS – Meanwhile, on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil, add the sliced mushrooms and onions in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and roast in a hot oven for about 10 minutes. Keep warm. SANDWICH SPREAD – In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, mustard, parsley, salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon if needed. Set aside. ASSEMBLE – Top both sides of the split ciabatta bread with the sandwich spread. Lay several slices of steak on the bread and mound with mushrooms and onions. Garnish with arugula. serve immediately. Optional: Add a slice of fontina cheese on top of the mushroom and onion mixture. Recipe courtesy of Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
FIRESTONE VINEYARD A Historical Winery with American Roots Firestone Vineyard belongs to an entrepreneurial and adventurous family that dates back more than a century to legendary tire innovator Harvey Firestone. Founded in 1972, Firestone was the first major estate winery established in this pastoral Central Coast AVA. Over the past 40 years it has evolved into one of the region’s most popular and successful producers thanks to a portfolio of wines that offer serious quality at reasonable prices. The Firestone estate is situated near the charming little town of Los Olivos, two hours north of Los Angeles and five hours south of San Francisco. Los Olivos is known for its old west feel, fine restaurants and homey lodgings. The local vibe is placid, casual and peaceful. The surrounding countryside is typical of rural California with rolling hills that morph seasonally from summer gold to winter green.
Superior Vineyard Sites Firestone is fortunate to have vineyards situated in the ever elusive “Goldilocks zone” of the Santa Ynez Valley. With an alternating climate of warm sunny days followed by brisk coastal afternoons and evenings, Firestone is able to produce a wide array of varietals. Diurnal temperature swings of up to 50 degrees are normal during the summer growing season. Firestone’s 340 acres of estate vineyards are set along a series of mesas composed of sandy loam with rocky sub-soils. These well-draining, low-nutrient soils minimize vine vigor, which leads to more concentrated and balanced varietal flavors.
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Wide Array of Wines Because of their vineyard location, Firestone is able to produce a wide range of varietals. They offer single-varietal bottlings of all five red Bordeaux varietals (which is not easy to find, especially in Santa Barbara County). Although they produce cool-climate varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, their offerings extend into Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and red blends. For winemaker, Dave Frazier, Firestone’s superior vineyard sites coupled with its remarkable vineyard team makes the fruit exceptional. With over 12 years of experience in the wine industry, Dave is committed to carrying on the Firestone tradition of crafting approachable, fruitdriven wines that are consistently high in quality. Firestone has several new releases that you won’t want to miss out on tasting. Their 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is fermented and aged in stainless steel to capture the inherent characteristics of the varietal. This wine is bright, fruit-forward and 100% estate grown. Their 2014 Santa Ynez Valley Syrah recently released features an opulent palate of dark roast coffee, black cherries and cassis. For the red blend lovers, Firestone’s Chairman Series Lineage delivers power, complexity and an impressive tannin-acid structure. Their recently released 2014 has memorably lush aromas and flavors of blackberry, cherry fruits, anise and leather. Visit the Firestone tasting room for a taste of any of the new releases, and even more of their varietals.
Visit Firestone The Firestone experience begins the moment you turn off Zaca Station Road and enter the property. Set on a knoll overlooking Santa Ynez Valley, the property is painted with golden hillsides, estate vineyards and speckles of oak trees. The tasting room is expansive and rustic with wood-beamed ceilings and Spanish tile. The tasting room adorns an expansive island bar backed by a large picture window that looks out on the aforementioned vineyard views. One of the most popular tasting rooms in Santa Barbara County, Firestone offers an assortment of tours, tastings and experiences. For special private events, Firestone has a handful of indoor and outdoor areas suitable for weddings, receptions, private parties, corporate gatherings, birthdays or anniversaries.
FIRESTONE TOURS In addition to its featured and reserve tasting options, Firestone is one of the few wineries that offers a comprehensive and complimentary public tour, running daily at 11:15 am and 1:15 pm. After the 30-minute in-depth tour, guests can picnic outside and view the estate vineyards, which have been planted on a series of mesas. To make reservations or to get more information, visit www. firestonewine.com or call (805) 688-3940. FIRESTONE TASTING FLIGHTS • Featured Wine Flight, $10 • Reserve Wine Flight, $15 • Private Tasting Groups of 6 or more, $15 (with a tour add $10) - Reservations are required SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Delight in tasty tri-tip sandwiches from Big Tom’s Backyard BBQ, paired with Firestone wines and live music on the first and last Friday of every month—now through October 28th. The Summer Concert Series are from 6:00-9:00pm. HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Save the date — Saturday, December 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Firestone’s Holiday Open House. Wine specials and festive cheer will be offered!
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VINES that thrive
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc Wines made with grapes that grow on the Santa Margarita Ranch display a strong sense of place. The grapes reflect the cooler climate, microclimates and the five different soil types that form their environment. Fine tannins and acidity due to a long cool ripening, lead to well-structured wines.
WINES that impress Cabernet Sauvignon from Ancient Peaks Winery This is the flagship wine made from the day the winery started operating. Popular, reserve level wine that owes its balance to one of the longest, coolest ripening seasons in the Paso Robles region. Syrah from Soaring Hawk Vineyards A gold medalist wine that comes from grapes grown on the Santa Margarita Ranch; big and bold. Small production, big extractive, fruit-based wine with minerality that comes from oyster-based soil. 20
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A Living Museum, the Town is a Throwback to Another Era —— BY SURUCHI MOHAN ——
Turn off Highway 101 and within a minute you’re on El Camino Real. If you’re not paying attention, you may miss it completely: The town of Santa Margarita is roughly a mile long, with a population under 1,300. But keep your eyes open and you will be rewarded. The town, a sort of living museum, is a throwback to another era. In keeping with the museum idea, the only gas station has pictures of filling stations from the past. Holding on to its historical roots, Santa Margarita has shunned a traffic light. And strangely, in a world of online connectedness, people here know one another personally. Situated within San Luis Obispo
County, Santa Margarita’s historical roots go back to the time when Padre Junípero Serra was setting up missions along the California coast. In 1787, an asistencia or sub-mission to the Mission at San Luis Obispo was established in Santa Margarita; a wall from the building stands today in the Santa Margarita Ranch. This Ranch surrounds the little town of Santa Margarita, protecting it from encroachments on its quaintness. After several changes of ownership over the centuries three friends bought the 14,000-acre property, now home of the Ancient Peaks Winery.
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Craft beers. Open every day. www.dunbarbrewing.com
The Range The feel is cowboy, food is California farm to table.The offerings definitely tend toward red meat, but vegetarians will find enough choices for a satisfying meal. Open for dinner; no credit cards. Across the street used to be a tavern that the owner has bought and recently launched. Rosalina is open Thursday through Sunday for drinks, beer, micheleda and wine from Spanish-speaking countries. Soon they will offer food. (805) 438-4500
Offers Texas Southern cuisine, such as fried okra, crawfish hushpuppies, and chicken-and-waffles. Open seven days a week. (805) 365-7066
The Porch Café Offers American breakfast. Lunch menu consists of wraps, sandwiches, burgers and salads. Live music on Saturday evenings. Open seven days a week. (805) 438-3376.
The Barn This is a great place to come and reminise...enjoy a few laughs, find great collectilbes and antiques. You may be there for a while, so come prepared. Open daily. (805) 438-3376.
A 300-acre, working horse and cattle ranch with trees and wildlife. Enjoy the hiking trails and come back to relax in the bunkhouse. (805) 438-5382
Seven Oaks Ranch A 350-acre preserve in Pozo Valley. Three ranch homes of different sizes are available, two exclusively for vacations. www.sevenoaksranchsm.com/
Santa Margarita Campgrounds If you want to sleep in your RV or pitch a tent, there is a place for you. But if you want a little more comfort, cabins are available. koa.com/campgrounds/ santa-margarita/
Adventures & Hiking Trails The area around Santa Margarita offers hikes of great beauty and adventures that will leave you dizzy. •L azy Arrow Outdoor Adventures – No experience needed for horseback riding, cross country rides on motorcycles or tricycles. Take a 4x4 safari adventure over rough terrain. Reservations are required; no walk ins. www.shangrilaranch.net • Hi Mountain Condor Lookout – Endangered condors tracked from this stunning park. Beautiful flowers in the spring. At the Visitor Center, open July to September or by appointment, see lists of birds, mammals, reptiles sighted here. You have to drive through Santa Margarita on Highway 58 to get there. www.condorlookout.org •Santa Margarita Lake Recreation & Natural Area – The area around this manmade lake offers fishing, hiking, camping, kayaking, boating, horseback riding. No swimming in lake, but public pool available. The natural area beyond the park is open to hikers, bicyclists, equestrians. Take Hwy 58 through the town of Santa Margarita. slocountyparks.org/camp/ santa-margarita-lake If you plan to hike independently, it is important to remember that many areas are remote with no cell service or food or water. Summer temperatures can get very high, so do not attempt to go into those areas.
Antiques, Collectibles & Unique Great Prices, Terrific People, Amazing Treasures, Something for Everyone. Open 7 Days a Week 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 22390 El Camino Real Santa Margarita (805) 438-5329 www.thebarn805.com
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The Santa Margarita Ranch, a sub appellation within the Paso Robles AVA, is 14 miles inland from the coast. The soils – alluvium, shale, volcanic – and microclimates lend a distinctive flavor to the wines. Overall, the cool air from the Pacific Ocean results in a long ripening period that favors the growth of Bordeaux varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. Other grapes such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir also grow well. The café and tasting room of the Ancient Peaks Winery are in downtown Santa Margarita. But it is not just Ancient Peaks Winery that uses the grapes it grows and enjoys the terroir that this appellation offers. Soaring Hawk Vineyards procures a third of their grapes from the Santa Margarita Ranch. About eight miles from downtown Santa Margarita, this winery was built eight years ago and open to the public the past three. If you go deeper into the rural area from downtown Santa Margarita, 18 miles to be exact, to a community called Pozo, you can visit Vintage Cowboy Winery. Open only on weekends, the owners grow their own red grapes – Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and source Chardonnay and Grenache Blanc from other vineyards. Until recently, the winery relied on the historic Pozo Saloon, where visitors could go for a bite to eat. The saloon is temporarily closed, but visitors can bring a picnic basket and enjoy the scenic beauty surrounding this winery.
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Ancient Peaks Winery STEEPED IN CALIFORNIA HISTORY The 14,000 acre Santa Margarita Ranch, where the vineyards are located, is reflective of California history. The ranch traces its history back thousands of years when originally inhabited by Native Americans. Settled in the 1770s by Franciscan missionaries as part of Fra. Junipero Serra’s Mission Trail, the estate transferred to Joaquin Estrada in 1841 as part of a Mexican land grant. Today the ranch is owned by three families having wine-growing and ranching roots deep in the local area, committed to respecting the land, and preserving its history while offering a destination to today’s modern “pilgrim,” as they travel the King’s Highway. SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO You could arguably spend a full day or more exploring the Santa Margarita Ranch, vineyards, historical out-buildings, zipline adventure and of course, tasting Ancient Peaks’ wines! The Vineyards: Planted originally by Robert Mondavi in the late ’90s, the current owners acquired them in 2001. SIP certified, there are 15 varieties grown on the property. Five distinctive soil types, coupled with the micro-climates, produce unique, expressive highly acclaimed wines. The Tasting Room: Visit the tasting room and enjoy sampling a selection of estate wines. There are two flights to choose from: The Estate Flight or the
(small lot) White Label Flight. Mike Sinor (Director of Winemaking) and Stewart Cameron (winemaker) are well regarded for producing wines that reflect the terroir, climate and grape, firmly believing that wine is made in the vineyard and lovingly coaxed along by the winemaker. The Café: Adjacent to the tasting room is the casual, comfortable Ancient Peaks Café, offering a select lunch menu four days a week and small bites, including a cheese and charcuterie board, seven days a week. Ingredients are farm-to-table fresh, locally sourced and organically grown or raised whenever possible. On a chilly day, the homemade soup, along with a glass of wine, hits the spot. The Range, a local restaurant known for their quality meats and fresh, locally grown produce is the consulting partner for The Café’s menu. Zipline over the vineyards: Want to try something different? Experience five different, exciting, adrenalin-pumping zipline runs as you glide over the vineyards, ending with a wine and food pairing in the tasting room. Plan an event: Overlooking the vineyards is Oyster Ridge, an event center accommodating up to 250 people. This is a perfect location for a wedding, corporate event or any large group occasion. For a unique adventure in wine, food and California history, Ancient Peaks offers a wide variety of special, >> DON SONDERLING unique options. 23
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Tolosa Winery Announces New Winemaker Tolosa, a privately-owned winery in San Luis Obispo, proudly welcomes Frederic Delivert as its new winemaker on July 24. Born and educated in France, Delivert brings extensive experience in Napa Valley to Edna Valley, where Tolosa recently underwent a multi-million renovation to elevate its wine, vineyards, production facilities and guest experiences under vintner Robin Baggett. “As we look to continually up our game at Tolosa, it is important that we bring in a winemaker of Fred’s caliber. The combination of his experience gained in France and Napa Valley and the exceptional terroir of Edna Valley has the potential to create some very special wines,” said Baggett. In 1995, Delivert graduated from École Supérieure d’Agriculture de Purpan in Toulouse, France with a master’s degree in agricultural science. He discovered California’s wine industry while a college intern in the Alexander Valley, worked as a harvest intern at various Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries following graduation before stints at Far Niente, Duckhorn Vineyards and Hafner Vineyard, and as assistant winemaker at PlumpJack and CADE. He landed his first full-time winemaker role in 2008 at Martin Estate and served in the same capacity at Tuck Beckstoffer
Wines before consulting for Clark-Claudon, Paon, Tamber Bey and S.R. Tonella Cellars. “Edna Valley is truly a hidden gem of a wine region, capable of producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that rival the very best in the world,” said Delivert. “I am excited to delve into the soils and the climate, fine tune farming in the extensive estate vineyard, and bring forth nuanced, balanced wines that showcase the character of Edna Valley.” Delivert arrives just as Tolosa, which specializes in handcrafted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, releases the 2015 vintage of its reserve 1772 wines, the first vintage since Baggett, who co-founded the winery in 1998, took the reins in 2015. The 1772 Pinot Noir 2015 is a blend of five different clones of Pinot Noir from five separate blocks of Tolosa’s Edna Ranch estate vineyard. The 1772 Chardonnay 2015 is fermented and aged in small French oak barrels and underwent partial malolactic conversion. Delivert will work with Tolosa consulting winemaker Jean Hoefliger, who is also the head winemaker at sister winery Alpha Omega in Napa Valley. The winemakers’ relationship began in 2010 when Clark-Claudon became a custom crush client of Alpha Omega. Delivert, who also assisted with Alpha Omega’s production in 2011 and 2012, further cements Tolosa’s commitment to excellence.
TACKITT FAMILY 6640 Von Dollen Road, San Miguel Friday-Sunday 12-5 • 805-467-9490 www.tackittfamilyvineyards.com Come talk with the winemaker, enjoy the wines, and just relax in our open country setting. Bring in this ad and receive 10% off on your purchase.
Frederic Delivert In elevating its brand, Tolosa recently unveiled Primera, its flagship wine, a new Single Vineyard program, a remodeled member tasting room, a private tasting room, a barrel loft, and state-of the-art equipment, including all new La Garde stainless steel tanks, a Bucher basket press, a Pellanc optical sorter, and a temperature controlled barrel fermentation room. The arrival of Delivert, who attended college in Toulouse, brings Tolosa back to its origins. The winery’s name comes from the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, the fifth California mission founded by Father Junipero Serra and named after Saint Louis, Bishop of Toulouse. Tolosa’s 1772 series wines are named for the year the Mission was founded.
PEACHY CANYON WINERY We’re celebrating 25 years of amazing winemaking at Peachy Canyon, where we’ve been making Paso Robles wine history since 1988. Come enjoy our award-winning estate Zinfandels alongside exciting small lot blends. We’re proud to be Westside originals.
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LAETITIA VINEYARD AND WINERY WELCOMING YOU TO SLO WINE COUNTRY
Perched on a hillside travelling north on Highway 101 towards Pismo Beach sits Laetitia Vineyard and Winery. Laetitia, meaning “joy” or “happiness” is one of the first wineries as you enter the SLO Wine Country. Turn off the highway, up the driveway, you won’t be disappointed. A visit to Laetitia will certainly bring you joy and happiness.
Pleasing your Senses Be prepared to have your senses pleasantly overwhelmed as you park and approach the tasting room. Surrounded by vineyards, several spacious seating areas for sipping and picnicking, walking paths, an ocean view and bocce ball court, you will be “wowed” in anticipation of the experience awaiting you. And, you haven’t even started tasting the wines of Laetitia yet! Entering the welcoming tasting room, you are in for a treat. The tasting menu offers many choices, and you may select an assortment of 5 different wines to sample. Laetitia began producing sparkling wines over 30 years ago, with a commitment to quality. All the “bubbles” are produced using the traditional “methode champenoise.” Choose from seven sparkling wines--a votre sante! An interesting note to the production of the “bubbles” is the time-honored “Coquard” wooden press that is used to crush the grapes. These are the same presses used throughout the Champagne region and (to Laetitia’s knowledge) are the only wooden Coquard’s in Northern America! Be sure to ask your wine host for a look! After tasting the sparklers, rely on your host as what to taste next. Laetitia, best known for their bubbles, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, have other wine options to explore. Among those are wines produced under their “NADIA”
label (NADIA, meaning “hope”). Whereas the Laetitia label are all estate grown on the SLO property, wines bearing the NADIA name are grown in Santa Barbara County, mostly being Bordeaux and Rhone varietals. Experience the comparison between two very different climates, terroirs, and grape varietals. Following your tasting, you may be tempted (if you have brought a picnic lunch), to relax in one of the seating areas, with a glass of bubbly, try your hand at bocce ball, or just sit, sip, and let the gentle ocean breeze caress and mesmerize you, as you gaze out at the bucolic vista.
Attention to Detail-Protecting the Land Laetitia’s wines reflect the land, which is treated with utmost respect. Sustainable farming is practiced, to the extent of using goats instead of herbicides for weed control. As a further commitment to sustaining the terroir and environment, in 2009 Laetitia became one of the first SIP Certified wineries on the Central Coast. SIP certification is all encompassing, including not only the winery and land, but a commitment to employees, the community and sound business practices that will protect the future. (Please refer to www.sipthegoodlife.org for more details).
Join the Wine Club-Join the Family Become part of Laetitia’s family, assuring yourself access to award winning wines and a supply of Laetitia Sparkling Wines! Of course, wine club membership has many benefits, including winemaker dinners, a summer BBQ, member only events, discounts, and free tastings, to name just a few. With four different clubs to choose from (Sparkling, Red, Mixed and Pinot Noir), you will be able to find an option to fit your taste. Look for the flags just off the 101, south of Pismo Beach. Take the turnoff to experience the people, wines, and grounds, which embody the joy, happiness and hope that is Laetitia.
PINOT & PAELLA SEPTEMBER 16TH! Purchase tickets on the website • During August, and sometimes into September, you can see the only Coquard grape presses in North America, as Laetitia begins the process of making sparkling wine in the traditional méthode champenoise style. • Laetitia produces exclusively Estate wines. • Enjoy musical entertainment from local bands on most Saturdays or Sundays; bring a picnic! • Complement your wine tasting with a tasty gourmet cheese pairing prepared by Fromagerie Sophie of San Luis Obispo.
The Estate wines of Laetitia continue to garner awards and accolades year after year. A short list of recent recognition: Sparkling Wines: • Wine Spectator-13 top California Bubblies for the Holidays • 2017 Central Coast Wine Competition-Gold, Top Sparkling Wine • 2016 LA Int’l Wine Competition-Gold, 93 points • 2017 Houston Rodeo Wine Competition, Double Gold, Top Sparkling Wine • 2017 SF Chronicle Wine Competition, Gold Still Wines: • 2014 Estate Pinot: Central Coast Wine Competition, Gold, 93 points • 2015 Laetitia Reserve du Domaine Pinot Noir: Sf Int’l Wine Competition, Gold 90 points • 2013 Laetitia La Colline Pinot Noir: Connosieurs’ Guide to CA Wine-92 points; Wine Enthusiast -94 points • 2013 Laetitia Les Galets Pinot Noir: Wine Enthusiast-94 points • 2013 Laetitia La Coupelle Pinot Noir: Wine enthusiast-96 points • 2014 NADIA Cabernet Sauvignon: Houston Rodeo Wine Competition, double gold, reserve class champion Stop, rest and sip at Laetitia as you travel the Central Coast
453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive Arroyo Grande, Ca. 93420 Tel: (805) 474-7651, tasting room Check the website for current information on events, wines, history and fun facts: www.laetitiawine.com VP of Vineyard Operations Lino Bozzano (left), Sparkling Winemaker Dave Hickey (center), President and Head Winemaker Eric Hickey (right)
BE SEDUCED Eos takes its name from the Greek Goddess of the Dawn. Myth has it that Eos opened the gates of heaven each morning allowing the sun to begin its daily trek across the sky. Eos offers rich, juicy and lusty wines that are approachable, fruit forward and a serious value. Visit the Eos tasting room in Paso Robles and be seduced by their wines, whose fruit has been nurtured by the miracle of the sun, kissing the vineyards and enriching the fruit.
Experience the Eos Tasting Room The Eos experience begins the moment you leave your car and walk up the path to the tasting room. Perched on a knoll, surrounded by vineyards and inviting seating areas, you will find the tasting room to be unpretentious and relaxed. High ceilings finished with wooden beams, stone accents and a tasting bar in the center of the room greet you in the expansive hospitality center. Sara Lloyd, hospitality manager states, “We want the tasting room to be down to earth and fun, where our guests can relax and enjoy affordable wines for everyday drinking.” The core offerings at Eos include Sauvignon Blanc and rosé from the Santa Ynez Valley; Petite Sirah, Zinfandel Tears of Dew Late Harvest Moscato from Paso Robles;and Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Central Coast. In addition to their core offerings, Eos also produces a selection of limited-production reserve wines. These reserve wines showcase small-lot bottlings from select vineyard sites throughout California. Their Rossini Zinfandel hails from Napa Valley, Late Harvest Petite Sirah Port from the North Coast and their Rhone Reserve White Wine form the Santa Ynez Valley, to name a few. Their 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was released this past August and is already a guest favorite, with rich flavors of blackberry, cassis and cherry. Eos Winery offers four tasting experiences, each catered to your taste, and moderately priced. The Public Tasting: Indulge in five Eos wines, a combination of whites and reds including a dessert wine. Your tasting host will guide you
CELEBRATE LIKE THE GODS AT EOS EVENTS EOS Gods and Goddesses Party: October 21st from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dawn your best god or goddess attire (togas welcome), and join fellow food and wine lovers in this celebration of harvest. Feast on a selection of specially prepared appetizers accompanied by live music and the new wine releases. An evening fit for the gods! Contact the tasting room for RSVP information. Holiday Open House December 16th from 2 to 5 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season at Eos with wine, food, music, festive holiday treats and more.
Wine Club Joining the Insatiable Appetite Wine Club gives members access to exclusive events, new releases and seductive discounts. Enjoy additional benefits at Eos’ sister wineries throughout California and the Pacific Northwest. through the profile of each wine as you relax at the spacious tasting bar. No reservations necessary to taste “the nectar of the gods.” Wine and Cheese Tasting: Excite your palate with five wines thoughtfully paired with an assortment of artisan cheeses. Your tasting attendant will describe the characteristics and nuances brought forth from these pairings. Reservations are required for parties of six or more. Private Tasting: Looking for a sinfully sensational experience? The private tasting at Eos provides a hands-on experience with a dedicated winery host. The barrel room offers an intimate setting for smaller parties and the banquet room offers a private setting for larger groups. Private Luncheon and Tasting: Sip, savor and stay for a wine tasting and catered lunch by local favorite 15C in Templeton to accompany your experience. In addition to a dedicated winery attendant, you will savor wines with fresh, farm-to-table cuisine. 48 hours’ notice is required. Buffets are offered for groups of 20 or more.
Contact the Eos Tasting Room The Eos tasting room is conveniently located on Airport Road in Paso Robles, just five miles off Highway 46. The tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of major holidays, and walk-ins are welcome. To contact the tasting room to book your next experience, call 805-591-8050 or email email@example.com. >> KIM RODRIGUES
Quick Facts Acclaims: Wine Enthusiast recently awarded the 2015 Santa Margarita Zinfandel 90 points and the 2015 Algunas Dias Zinfandel 91 points. Lodging at The Loft: Located above the Eos tasting room, stay in this deluxe 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom private loft equipped with kitchenette, living room, washer and dryer and more. Contact tasting room for the details.
Open daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2300 Airport Road. Paso Robles, CA 93448 805-591-8050 For up-to-date information on events, wines, happenings and more, visit www.eosvintage.com. 2929
Alta Colina Wins Sunset Magazine’s Travel Award The Paso Robles winery and its vintage-trailer vineyardcamping experience is honored with a Best of the West award in the Sunset August issue. Alta Colina Vineyard & Winery is pleased to announce it has won a 2017 Sunset Magazine “Best in the West” Travel Award – and is the only winery to be honored this year. The new vintage-trailer campground is located on a secluded hilltop in the winery’s estate vineyard. The Trailer Pond is situated around a secluded pond nestled in the center of Alta Colina’s organic estate vineyard, and boasts five refurbished vintage trailers by Templeton-based Tinker Tin Trailer Co. Guests wake up to stunning, unobstructed views of Paso Robles’ famous Adelaida District, enjoy coffee among the vines, and savor lazy wine-tasting days strolling through the vine rows. The vineyard-camping experience – the only one of its kind in California – includes a complimentary tasting of Alta Colina’s Rhône-inspired estate wines, and offers additional tours and experiences, including the Summit Vineyard Tasting , Cellar Door Tasting, and more. “This one-of-a-kind partnership with Tinker Tin allows us to share, in a wholly unique way, the backbone of Alta Colina’s foundation: our secluded, award-winning estate vineyard,” says Maggie Tillman, Alta Colina co-owner and director of sales and marketing. “We are overjoyed Sunset Magazine has honored us with this award, and hope more people will get to experience our breathtaking views, stylish accommodations, and award-winning estate wines.” For more information about Alta Colina, and to book your stay at California’s only vintage trailer vineyard campsite, visit altacolinawine.com. Alta Colina produces world-class Rhône varieties from its vibrant estate vineyard in the Adelaida District of west Paso Robles. With a dedication to organic farming practices, Alta Colina crafts critically acclaimed wines that reflect and honor the land. For more information, visit, altacolinawine.com, or visit the tasting room at 2825 Adelaida Road in Paso Robles.
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Tinker Tin Trailer Co. Tinker Tin Trailer Company specializes in vintage trailer rentals ranging from the 1920s-1960s used for events, production, camp outs, and more. Their rental collection consists of Vintage Trailer Bars, Vintage Vending Trailers, Vintage Trailer Photo Booths, Vintage campers for overnight stays, as well as Tipis and Tents. Based out of the Central Coast, with USA wide travelTinker Tin’s historic vintage trailers are a great addition to any event. www.tinkertin.com.
Paso Robles “Taste of Downtown” Offers A Saturday of Fine Cuisine, Music & Art September 16 On Saturday, Sept. 16, the 20th Annual Taste of Downtown promises a superb culinary and artistic experience in historic downtown Paso Robles. With the purchase of the $25 Taste of Downtown ticket pass, participants will sample the creations of over 35 local restaurants, a brewery, wineries, ice cream and coffee houses. Downtown Paso Robles also will host the 16th Annual Arte de Tiza on Saturday, Sept. 16th. The Paso Robles Art Association chalk-art celebration will offer a visual feast of chalk murals created by area artists on the sidewalk of Pine Street between 11th and 12th streets. Artwork will be in progress beginning at 8 a.m. the morning of the Taste. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., PASS holders will stroll from eatery to eatery, sampling the cuisine of over 45 fine dining establishments, wineries, and brewery, some so new that even locals may not have discovered them yet. Participating eateries and wine tasting for wineries located outside the downtown core will offer
their creations in the park. The Taste of Downtown PASSES are available for only $25. Funds will benefit the Paso Robles Main Street Association free holiday promotions events. Taste of Downtown PASSES may be purchased at the Main Street office, located at 835 12th St. (Suite D, in the Norma’s Way alley), or by mail after contacting the association (VISA/MC/Discover Cards accepted) beginning September 1st. For details, Taste of Downtown PASSES, or more information, contact the Main Street office at (805) 238-4103.
Come explore our European-inspired cheese shop featuring artisan cheeses, charcutarie and pâtés from around the world. 1129 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 805.503.0805
Great Food, Great Wine & No Corkage Fee! Oak Pit BBQ Steaks • Ribs • Burgers • Pork Chops • Chicken
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Discover Why Paso Loves Italian! Dinner 7 nights a week
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PISMO BEACH AREA A.J. Spurs – 1760 El Camino Real, Grover Beach; 805.489.7770 Steamer’s – 1601 Price St; 805.773.4711
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PASO ROBLES A.J. Spurs – 508 South Main St, Templeton; 805.434.2700 American/Steakhouse Artisan – 1401 Park St; 805.237.8084 American Bistro Bistro Laurent – 1202 Pine St; 805.226.8191 French Cuisine Buona Tavola – 943 Spring St; 805.237.0600 Northern Italian Cuisine Cello at Allegretto – 2700 Buena Vista Dr.; 805.369.2510 Northern Italian Cuisine Enoteca – 206 Alexa Ct; 805.238.2834 Seafood il Cortile – 608 12th St; 805.226.0300 Italian Cuisine/some Seafood Dishes La Cosecha – 835 12th St; 805.237.0019 Latin/Spanish Mistura – 700 Clubhouse Drive (at River Oaks Golf Course); 805.238.3333 Peruvian Paso Inn and Steakhouse – 1103 Spring St; 805.238.2660 Steakhouse Thomas Hill Organics – 1313 Park St; 805.226.5888 Contemporary American Cuisine Villa Creek – 1144 Pine St; 805.238.3000 Spanish Cuisine
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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY A.J. Spurs – 350 E. Hwy 246, Buellton; 805.686.1655 American/Steakhouse Avant Tapas & Wine – 35 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805.686.4742 Contemporary American/Small Plates The Ballard Inn – 2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard; 805.688.7770 French/Asian Fusion Bell Street Market – 406 Bell St, Los Alamos; 805.344.4609 American/Cafe Full of Life Flatbread – 225 Bell St, Los Alamos; 805.344.4400 American and Pizza Hitching Post – 3325 Point Sal Rd, Casmalia; 805.937.6151 Steakhouse Hitching Post II – 406 E Highway 246, Buellton; 805.688.0676 Steakhouse Los Olivos Cafe Petros – 2860 Grand Ave, Los Olivos; 805.688.7788 Greek American Cuisine Original Roadhouse Grill – 1423 So Bradley Rd, Santa Maria; 805.614.0586 Steakhouse Root 246 – 420 Alisal Road, Solvang; 805.686. 8681 Contemporary American Cuisine Sides Hardware & Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant 2375 Alamo PintadoAve, Los Olivos; 805.688.4820 New American Sissy’s Uptown Cafe – 112 South I Street, Lompoc; 805.735.4877 Traditional American Cuisine Trattoria Grappolo – 3687 Sagunto St # C, Santa Ynez; 805.688.6899 Italian
CITY OF SANTA BARBARA Arigato – 1225 State St, Santa Barbara; 805.965.6074 Japanese Cuisine Bouchon – 9 West Victoria St, Santa Barbara; 805.730.1160 Wine Country Cuisine Ca’Dario – 37 East Victoria St, Santa Barbara; 805.884.9419 Italian Cuisine Julienne – 138 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara; 805.845.6488 Contemporary American Cuisine Olio Pizzeria – 11 W Victoria St. Ste. 21, Santa Barbara; 805.899.2699 Italian Cuisine The Shellfish Company – 230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara; 805.966.6676 Seafood The Stonehouse – 900 San Ysidro Ln, Montecito; 805.565.1724 Contemporary American The Wine Cask – 813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara; 805.966.9463 Contemporary American
VENTURA COUNTY La Dolce Vita – 740 South B St, Oxnard; 805.486-6878 Italian and Mediterranean Cuisine Le Petit Cafe Bakery – 1591 Spinnaker Dr #112, Ventura; 805.642.1191 French Sugar Beets – 455 South A St, Oxnard; 805.240.7777 New American Cuisine Tierra Sur Restaurant – 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard; 805.983.1560 Mediterranean Bella Victorian Bistro – 2135 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo; 805.383.8800
Il Cortile: An Epicurean Destination A visit to Paso Robles is filled with enticing ways to indulge your senses, from artisan wines to craft beer and distilled spirits. Food and wine lovers seeking to add another level to their wine country experience, are greeted with a wide range of dining options in downtown Paso Robles, from the Spanish cuisine at La Cosecha, to wine bars and bistros. Located just off the downtown square, is Il Cortile Ristorante, a contemporary Italian eatery, with a chic al fresco courtyard. A four-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Il Cortile is a pillar of the foodie haven that Paso Robles has become known for. In this paradise, dining celebrates artisan crafted wines paired with local ingredients, including organic vegetables, sustainable seafood and grass-fed meats. It’s the small-town charm that captured the attention of restaurateur Carole MacDonal and Executive Chef Santos MacDonal. Originally planning to open a restaurant in Los Angeles, the MacDonal’s visited the Central Coast for a quick getaway. Once the MacDonal’s saw how beautiful the area was, and after a year of discussions, they knew the knew the wine destination was the perfect location for their next restaurant venture. In 2009, Il Cortile was opened, followed by La Cosecha in 2013. “We went back and forth as to where we would open for almost a year, but really felt compelled to be here and we are so happy we did. We love it here!” stated Carole MacDonal, adding “The culinary scene has developed over the years. Now there is so much to choose from and many great chefs! You can get most anything here now, great sushi, Asian, French, comfort food and of course our two concepts…. Italian and Latin!”
Seasonally Inspired Cuisine One of Chef Santos’ favorite ingredients are truffles, with black featured most of the year and white truffles a specialty from November to January. Favored for their unique flavor, Chef Santos feels the truffles truly bring an authentic Italian flare to the dishes. “We use them in a very traditional way in our handmade pastas and risottos and add them to a beef carpaccio for a different treatment to the traditional way to serve carpaccio. Most of these dishes are special additions to the regular menu depending on availability,” mentioned Chef. He also loves the fresh, seasonal ingredients found at the local Farmers Markets each week, from the amazing tomatoes from Peacock Farms, shelling peas, beets and berries from Bautista Farms along with sun-ripened berries from 7th Heaven Organics in Cayucos. Signature dishes at Il Cortile include truffle dishes paired with a beautiful Nebbiolo wine, along with another favorite of Chef Santos’ - the Pork Osso Buco paired with the Halter Ranch Syrah. The menu is diverse including a Carpaccio di agnello, featuring lamb carpaccio with piave cheese, and celery topped with truffle infused citrus, along with with a Caprese Salad. Also Agnolotti di Carne, Agnolotti with ground filet, brown butter sage sauce and fontina cheese or Spaghetti Bottarga, spaghetti with shrimp, clams, garlic, pepperoncini and olive oil topped with bottarga.
Viognier to a Caliza Syrah and a Cabernet Sauvignon from Daou Vineyards. An expansive by the glass menu has a wine for everyone, including Prosecco, a Sardinia Vermentino and a Kenneth Volk Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County. Flights are available and include a Local Italian flight, Italian flight and a Rosé flight. Whatever the special occasion may be, Il Cortile Ristorante offers the perfect setting to enjoy a fabulously prepared tantalizing menu paired with your favorite wines. Inquire regarding reserving Il Cortile Ristorante for your upcoming private event, including holiday parties. >> KIM MURPHY-RODRIGUES
IL CORTILE RISTORANTE 608 12th Street, Paso Robles (805) 226-0300, www.ilcortileristorante.com Sunday - Thursday 5pm – 10 pm | Friday – Saturday 5pm – 11 pm Closed on Tuesdays.
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t’s no wonder the people here call it SLO. No one is in any hurry in the cafes or on the sidewalks, and certainly no one is in any rush to leave. Strangers are genuinely friendly, always ready to talk about their favorite hiking trail or barbecue joint, or to point the way to the winery with the best Pinot Noir. It’s all part of the SLO life, that combination of good stuff that makes visiting here so nourishing to the soul.
San Luis Obispo’s unusual natural beauty, along with its gentle climate, first attracted the Spanish padres to the area in the 1700s. In 1772 they built the fifth of California’s 21 missions here, on the banks of San Luis Creek, and named it Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Today, many consider this the most beautiful of the Spanish missions. More than 200 wineries produce critically acclaimed vintages in Paso Robles, Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley.Visitors can head out along the gorgeous country roads to sip their way through the vineyards. For more information on San Luis Obispo County, go to visitslo.com or visit www.pasowine.com.
Dr. Marc Fuchs of Cornell University to Speak at the Sustainable Ag Expo, November 13-15 The Sustainable Ag Expo, a multi-day educational conference and tradeshow is thrilled to announce Dr. Marc Fuchs of Cornell University will be the featured speaker at the November 2017 event in San Luis Obispo. With over 250 scientific publications on virus diseases of fruit and vegetable crops he is a widely respected expert in the field. Through the three-day conference, Dr. Fuchs will address a variety of topics including Grapevine Red Blotch associated Virus (GRBaV) along with the biology of plant virus damage, transmission and management. In addition to Dr. Fuchs, over 30 growers, academics, experts, and extentionists will present and share at the innovative conference providing continuing education, the latest research, and promote social responsibility for all farmers, without regard to the crop grown. Registration is now open for the three-day Sustainable Ag Expo taking place at the Madonna Inn Expo Center in San Luis Obispo, November 13 – 15. To secure a seat and for more information, visit www.sustainableagexpo.org or call 805-466-2288.
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Dr. Fuchs’ talk on the first day of the conference will be an indepth look at the biology of plant viruses and the management of these diseases. He will also speak about the new tools and protocols available to produce the cleanest vine material possible and the role growers play in this system. The annual Sustainable Ag Expo provides farmers, ag professionals, and pest control advisors an opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest in farming research, resource issues, and business trends related to sustainable agriculture. Not only does the conference feature pathologists, weed specialists, entomologists, and extentionists from Cornell University, Kearney Ag Research and Education Center, and UC Davis, the three-day ag expo will also include presentations and panel discussions from farmers and consultants. This expansive mix provides an excellent platform to share the latest research, while offering practical approaches to sustainable farming.
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Baileyana Winery – Daily 10am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 269-8200
Broken Earth – 5625 Hwy 46, Paso Robles, (805) 239-2562
Calcareous Vineyard – Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-0289
Castoro Cellars – Daily 10am-5:30pm, Templeton, 1-888-238-0725
Chamisal Vineyards – Daily 10am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 541-9463
Eberle Winery – Daily 10am-6pm (Daily 10am-5pm Winter), Paso Robles, (805) 238-9607
Eos Estate Winery – Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 591-8050
Hunt Cellars – Daily 10:30am-5:30pm, Paso Robles, (805) 237-1600
Jada – 5620 Vineyard Dr, Paso Robles, (805) 226-4200
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines – Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-8900
Laetitia Vineyards & Winery – Daily 11am-5pm, Arroyo Grande, (805) 481-1772
Opolo Vineyards – Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 238-9593
Peachy Canyon Winery – Daily 10am-5:30pm, Templeton, (805) 239-1918
Red Soles Winery – Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 226-9898
Rotta Winery – Daily 10:30am-5:30pm, Templeton, (805) 237-0510
San Antonio Winery – Daily 10am-6pm, Paso Robles, (805) 226-2600
Stephen Ross Wine Cellars – Thu-Sun 11am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 594-1318
Tackitt Family Vineyards – Fri-Sun 12-5pm, San Miguel, (805) 467-9490
Talley Vineyards – Daily 10:30am-4:30pm, Arroyo Grande, (805) 489-0446
Vina Robles – Daily 10am-6pm (Daily 10am-5pm Winter), Paso Robles, (805) 227-4812
Michael Gill Cellars – Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-1668
Pelletiere Estate – Thu-Mon 11am-5pm, Tue-Wed by Appt, Paso Robles, (805) 239-9432
Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards – Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 434-2541
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HammerSky Vineyards – Thu-Sun 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-0930
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Since opening Vivant Fine Cheese in 2006, Danika Gordon has made Vivant the Paso Robles “go to” place for all your cheese and charcuterie needs. Featuring over 200 gourmet, artisan and specialty cheeses, locally produced and imported from around the world, Vivant is a cheese emporium adventure. Whatever cheese you desire, this is the place you go to buy, learn about, and enjoy “everything” cheese.
Sample, Stay, Take-Away If you are in Paso Robles for wine tasting, visit Vivant for a cheese and wine tasting! Danika and her knowledgeable staff will have your taste buds working overtime as you enjoy a selection of tantalizing samples of hand-crafted artisan cheeses from prominent European producers, along with over a dozen local and California cheese makers. Additionally, Vivant recently introduced a Honey Chevre. Start your day at Vivant with a cheese and wine pairing, then, let Vivant prepare a cheese selection or picnic lunch to enjoy as you explore Paso Robles’ magnificent wine country.
Make Vivant Your Wine Country Adventure Companion Vivant offers an extensive variety of delectable options-take advantage of their various (and mouth-watering) services: • Enjoy seasonally rotating wine and cheese pairings: Four unique cheeses paired with four local wines.
• Let Vivant prepare a picnic lunch or cheese platter for your wine tasting day. • Break up your day at Vivant for lunch, choosing from an assortment of sandwiches, paninis and salads, all prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients. • Vivant samples all cheeses, meats and accoutrements in stock.
And…That’s Not All! • Danika will be delighted to lead a fun, educational and tasty wine and cheese pairing workshop. Have Vivant assist in planning your next special event; do something different for your birthday, wedding or corporate retreat. • Give the gift of a customized gourmet cheese basket. • Satisfy your inner “foodie” by joining Vivant’s quarterly cheese club. • Make Vivant a “must stop” while visiting Paso Robles. As described in Sunset Magazine (May 2015): “For a primer on the world of cheeses, nibble at Vivant Fine Cheese, where you can choose from more than 200 types in tastings paired with Paso Robles wines.” Take your Paso wine tasting trip to a new level, when you include a visit to Vivant! They are open daily at 10 a.m. and are located at 821 Pine Street, Suite “B” in Paso Robles. For more information, give a call to (805) 226-5530 or visit www.vivantfinecheese.com. >> DONALD SONDERLING
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Discover Why Paso Loves Italian! Dinner 7 nights a week
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Five Great Glasses on Central Coast SANGIOVESE Enjoy five great glasses on the Central Coast, featuring acclaimed wineries and their best handcrafted varietals. From the elegant and soft expression of Pinot Noir all the way to sexy, sophisticated Nebbiolo, the Central Coast winegrowing region’s varying terroir produces elegant wines for every palate.
Welcome to the world of Lago Giuseppe! 8345 Green Valley Road, Templeton (805) 400-0785 www.lagogiuseppe.com
WILD HORSE WINERY Located in historic Templeton, Wild Horse Winery was named for the wild mustangs that roamed the hills east of the vineyard estate. Today, Wild Horse Winery is known for exceptional Pinot Noirs. They focus on small vineyards along the Central Coast in order to bring you the best the region has to offer. Stop by and try one (or all five) of our Pinots, including our winery only reserves.
PELLETIERE ESTATE Pelletiere Estate is an uber-boutique winery located on a cozy corner in the heart of the Willow Creek District, producing distinctive, small-lot, estategrown Italian varietals. The 2014 Nebbiolo Reserva exudes sexiness with elegance and sophistication. Notes of dried herbs, cranberry, thyme and sage caress your palette and finishes silky smooth.
1437 Wild Horse Winery Court Daily 11am-5pm (805) 434-2541 www.wildhorsewinery.com
3280 Township Road, Paso Robles Thursday-Monday 11am-5pm (805) 239-9432 www.pelletiere.com
PETITE SIRAH RED SOLES WINERY Bursting with flavors of rich dried blueberry, complimented by lovely notes of dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee beans, Red Soles Winery’s Petite Sirah will stop you in your tracks. Grown in the chalky soil of our Miracles Ranch, right in the heart of the Willow Creek AVA, the Petite is a favorite—vintage after vintage. From the dark inky hue, to the fabulously long and velvety finish, this full-bodied wine is a definite palate pleaser. 3230 Oakdale Road | Daily 11am-5pm (805) 226-9898 | www.redsoleswinery.com
LAGO GIUSEPPE CELLARS Lago Giuseppe Cellars, the enchanted winery by the lake, prides itself on Old World heritage and rich romance. There’s no doubt you will be captivated instantly by the chic charm of this boutique winery. Reflections in the water of the ancient oak trees will beckon you back to dreams and into the mystic.
ZINFANDEL SAUCELITO CANYON VINEYARD Saucelito Canyon Vineyard produces one of California’s most distinguished Zinfandels, a wine made from historic dry-farmed old vines originally vines planted in 1880 and revived by owner Bill Greenough nearly 100 years later. Today, second generation Winemaker Tom Greenough remains dedicated to capturing the delicate red fruit flavors native to Saucelito Canyon, and to producing wines from other remote local vineyards that are close in spirit to their own. 3080 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo (805) 543 2111 | Everyday 10am-5pm www.SaucelitoCanyon.com
AVILA BEACH WINERIES
Iconic coastal views define the San Luis Obispo coastline, but no vista is quite as grand as the lookout from Avila Beach. Sloping hills dip down towards the harbor, which is home to three piers—two of which are open to the public, and feature restaurants with menus full of fresh seafood. At local winery tasting rooms, friendly staff pour a diverse collection of stunning Central Coast wines; take a sip while taking in the picturesque views.
The Avila Beach Farmers’ Market The Avila Beach Farmers’ Market starting its 14th season, is open 4-8 p.m., and every Friday through September 29 on the downtown promenade. It features fresh local produce, great food booths from local restaurants, Central Coast wine tasting, contests and prizes,PRentertainment and family fun. You will find EFUM O CA NYON many different local vendors lining RD both sides of the promenade with live music and dancing in the center and all with the San Luis Obispo beautiful Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. Free trolley rides to the market. No pets allowed.
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FIVE Top Reasons to Visit Lompoc this Summer Located where California’s sweeping and beautiful Central Coast meets the Sta. Rita Hills, Lompoc’s laid back vibe, beautiful weather, scenic roads and multitude of attractions, activities and summer events provide great reasons to visit this emerging destination. Here are five top reasons to explore Lompoc this summer:
u Pristine La Purisima Mission La Purisima State Historic Park – a top attraction – is an amazing gem for visitors to explore. Situated in the middle of acres of farm land where animals roam, La Purisima offers visitors an authentic feel of what life would have been like here during the 1800’s. It is the most historically resorted of the 21 California missions, and also the only one designated as a state park, with 25 miles of hiking trails that surround the buildings and pastures below. With guided tours daily at 1 pm of the restored buildings, and living history events on select weekends, the mission is a fun destination for families and history buffs alike. Those interested in California history – and specifically the missions - can extend their stay to tour neighboring missions in Solvang and Santa Ynez. Throughout the summer, La Purisima Mission hosts a variety of free events including El Pastor on June 11, when costumed docents, along with the Padre, also known as ‘El Pastor’ exchange Mission stories and tales. On July 9, Purisima People Days takes place with reenactors who portray the people who once called La Purisima Mission their home. During Children’s Mission Life on July 23 children can relive days gone by and participate in a number of kid friendly activities including dress up. Buckskin clad members of the American Mountain Men share mountain men history during Mountain Men Days on August 26 & 27, while displaying their skills through cooking demonstrations, hide preparation and tanning, leather working, rope making and more.
v Colorful Flowers Fields During the summer, visitors can see spectacular patches of colors as they drive
through Lompoc Valley – Larkspur, Stock, Delphinium, Bells of Ireland Sunflowers, Queen Anne’s Lace, Blue Corn Flowers and Bupleurum are the primary flowers grown here. Many of the fields are located west of Old Town Lompoc, along Central Avenue and Union Sugar Avenue. A total of about ten fields bloom at various times throughout the season. Lompoc has over 500 acres of flowers throughout the valley with five flower companies producing fresh products. The Lompoc Valley’s unique geological and geographic conditions make it one of the finest flower growing regions in California. Lompoc Valley’s floral heritage is celebrated each year during the annual Lompoc Valley Flower Festival held this year on June 22-26. The festival blooms with family activities, carnival rides & games, commercial vendors, food booths and musical entertainment.
w Back Road Cycling Cycling is not only great exercise but a fantastic way to explore Lompoc during the summer season. There are several scenic backs roads to ride, including Jalama Road, a curvy road that meanders past oak trees and grassy hills, eventually leading straight to Jalama Beach Park – a site for camping, fishing, surfing and other beach activities. Riders can reward themselves with a ‘world-famous’ Jalama Burger featured on the menu of the Jalama Beach Store. Some says it’s the secret sauce that tops these mouth-watering burgers, others say it’s the seasoning, but whatever it is, the Jalama burgers receive rave reviews year after year. Santa Rosa Road is another great ride through gently rolling hills of vineyards, fertile agricultural fields, walnut orchards, and organic farms. Cyclists can stop for wine tasting at Sanford Winery along the way. For an easier ride, cruise on two wheels along Ocean Avenue and the side streets of Old Town Lompoc, then head west past the agricultural heartland of Lompoc, where leafy lettuce and stunning artichoke grow all summer long. At the end of the road, cyclists can rest and enjoy the view at Ocean Beach Park.
x Old Town Treasures Nearly 40 murals – on street corners, in alley ways, and on sides of prominent buildings – have turned Old Town Lompoc into an outdoor art gallery. The Lompoc murals are one of the city’s top attractions, depicting scenes of Lompoc’s heritage, flower industry, historic sights, ethnic diversity, scenic beauty and more. Lompoc’s neon signs also draw attention to Old Town and provide a retro vintage feel. A favorite is the Rice Bowl restaurant sign, with three prominent, luminous bowls of chow mein that vie for attention. Vintage treasures and collectibles can be found at T & T Sweet Repeats and A Little Something Special, two popular antique co-ops in Old Town. Old Town is where the action can be found on Friday nights in July and August, from 5 to 7 pm, with the summer only Old Town Market. Hosted by the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centers, the Old Town Market features a farmers market, live music, local vendors and special activities weekly.
y Refreshing Coastal Breezes With ocean breezes to cool the valley, Lompoc’s summer weather is ideal for taking advantage of the many outdoor activities including golf, hiking, biking and even skydiving. Those who want to escape the heat of the inland valleys will surely embrace this opportunity to cool off and refresh. Much cooler than neighboring towns such as Solvang, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez in the summer months, Lompoc makes a great home base for exploring the region. Located on scenic Pacific Coast Highway 1, 155 miles northwest from Los Angeles, Lompoc takes on a world of its own. It is the gateway to the Sta. Rita Hills vineyard and the Lompoc Wine Trail, and home to the popular Lompoc Wine Ghetto, a cluster of small production wineries in town. To learn more about the Lompoc Valley, places to stay, and things to do, visit: www. explorelompoc.com.
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n the southern end of the Central Coast appellation, lies Santa Barbara County’s historic wine growing region. The first vineyard production in these rolling coastal hills dates back to 1782, when Junipero Serra planted vines on Mission land. About a hundred years later, there was 260 acres of luscious vineyards and seventeen winemakers in Santa Barbara County. Sadly, the Prohibition Era destroyed many of these historic vineyard sites and mostly put an end to winemaking in the region—as was the case in many of the beautiful winegrowing regions across the state. With that being said, the spirit and passion for winemaking never left Santa Barbara County, and this wine growing region is alive and well today. Talented winemakers are producing outstanding and pure terroir driven wines from the five American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), planted mostly to Burgundian, Rhône and Bordeaux grape varieties. Although the movie Sideways is said to have put San Barbara County’s wine growing region on the map in 2004, especially the Santa Maria Valley AVA, it is the high quality of the wine across the county that has continued to uphold this bountiful region’s reputation. Sprawling vineyards and gently rolling hills create a picturesque scene for visitors and locals alike, who visit the many wineries, tasting rooms and wine bars in the area. In the five AVAs, wine tasters will find a nice range of wine styles amongst the Burgundian, Rhone and Bordeaux varietals that are produced. In the more northern region, cool climate Burgundian varietals reign, such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, due to the maritime influence. This ensures a long temperate growing season which the Burgundian varietals crave. With ample amount of sunlight, the grapes ripen very slowly— perfect for producing terroir driven wines with pure varietal characteristics. In the southern region, there is more of a diurnal shift with warmer nights and cooler days. This area sees less fog and has different soil types than what is found closer to the coast. The Bordeaux and Rhine varieties flourish in this warmer climate and the sandy soils with limestone and chalk impart a wonderfully desirable minerality in the wines. The wineries in Santa Barbara County boast a concentration of incredibly passionate and talented winemakers; join them year round at their many events, celebrations and festivals, as well as in their tasting rooms.
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are some industry statistics that will give a pretty good answer to that query. As with anything agricultural, of course, they are all based on countless variables
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when it comes to acre yields, but this is a good starting point.
Daily 11-5, Sat 10-5, Los Olivos, (805) 688-1500
Firestone Vineyard – Daily 10-5; Tours 11:15, 1:15 & 3:15, Los Olivos, (805) 688-3940
Foley Wines – Daily 10-5, Lompoc, (805) 737-6222
The rest of the information varies little if at all. A single bottle contains: …750 ml of wine which is 25.6 ounces made from about
Costa De Oro Winery – Dragonette Cellars –
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Thu-Mon 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 693-0077
2.4 pounds of grapes (39 oz.) and is enough for four or maybe five glasses. A case of wine includes: …a dozen 750 ml bottles (or 24 half bottles) or 307.2 ounces total, which comes from 30 pounds of grapes.
J Ludlow – Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8989 LaMontagne Winery –
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One standard oak barrel of wine holds:
Larner Vineyard & Winery –
Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8148
…295 bottles of wine (or 59 gallons) made from 740 pounds of grapes which works out to almost – but not precisely – 24 cases of wine.
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location) which will give you 797 gallons of juice
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The most common tasting experience is a Wine Bar Tasting. You step up to the bar where typically a list of wines being poured is displayed. Expect to pay a tasting fee between $10$40. Some tasting bars will offer you the option to taste a library or reserve wine. Exercising this option increases the fee, but will allow you to taste very unique, old or rare wines.
Sit Down Tasting A Sit Down Tasting usually requires an appointment, and there may be a slightly higher fee than a wine bar fee. Seated in an elegant room, you are poured several wines by your winery host. Expect your host to describe the unique characteristics of each wine and how it was made.
Walk Around Tasting A Walk Around Tasting is a combination of a tour and a tasting. Your host brings along several bottles of wine on your tour, and may take you to a garden area of the winery to pour the first round. Then you move to another place within the winery to sample the next wine. This experience continues until all the wines are tasted.
Another popular tasting experience that can be part of a tour or a Walk Around is a Barrel Tasting. Your guide takes a “wine thief,” a special siphon placed into a hole in the top of a barrel to extract tasting samples of a maturing wine. The sample allows you to taste what the wine is like in the middle of developing its full potential. Why make an appointment? Some wineries are so small that they need to know when you are coming so someone will be there to greet you. Others have sit-down tastings that start and end at specific times. It’s always a good idea to schedule your appointments well in advance.
Santa Maria Costa de Oro Tasting Room Costa de Oro Tasting Room is located right off of Highway 101 in Santa Maria. This site pays tribute to the history behind Costa De Oro — it was the strawberry stand for Gold Coast Farms, the parent company of Costa De Oro, which has been farming Santa Maria since 1978. Gold Coast Vineyard was planted to 20 acres of Pinot Noir and 10 acres of Chardonnay in 1989, and these grapes were sold to the area’s best wineries — including Au Bon Climat. Gary Burk, Costa de Oro co-owner and winemaker, was fortunate to work in the winery with Jim Clendenen from 1994-2002, and during this time he began to make his own wine. Gary started with just one barrel of Chardonnay and one barrel of Pinot Noir. Today, Costa de Oro produces more than 6000 cases featuring Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the estate — Gold Coast Vineyard. At the 2017 Central Coast Wine Competition their Estate Chardonnay won “Best of Show” and their Estate Pinot Noir received a “Gold Medal.” The best place to experience the wines is at the tasting room, where guests can taste five wines for only $10.
Live Music In addition to their regular tasting room hours (normally 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily), they have music three nights a week...Thursday
5-7 p.m. (Classical), Friday evening, “Friday Night Wine Downs” featuring live music from local musicians & $12 food plates available. Then on Saturdays they have acoustic music 3 to 5 p.m.
Kegs Another facet to the Costa de Oro portfolio is their “Wine on Tap.” Kegged wine, wine stored and shipped inside five gallon kegs instead of bottles, has been gaining popularity throughout the past several years. Costa de Oro started kegging wine for high-end accounts, like Roy’s Hawaii. Now these wines, a white and a red, are available in the tasting room by the glass and by the growler (these can be refilled). Costa de Oro wine club members receive discounts on keg wines, bottled wines and merchandise.
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All-New Wine Trolley Rolls into the Santa Maria Valley An exciting new development has made its way into the Santa Maria Valley. The Santa Maria Valley wine trolley will bring a whole new way of experiencing the wine region. The wine trolley will run Saturdays and Sundays, and run every 75 minutes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting at Town Center West. The wine trolley will also run one additional route from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., but will exclude Cottonwood Canyon and Presqu’ile wineries. Stops will include: ➘ Town Center West near the pedestrian bridge (downtown Santa Maria on S. Broadway) ➘ Costa de Oro Winery ➘ Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery ➘ Presqu’ile Winery ➘ Old Town Orcutt – Old Town Market ➘ Old Town Orcutt – Rooney’s Irish Pub ➘ The wine trolley runs from May – September (subject to change). The cost is $10 per person in advance, and $15 per person at the Trolley (transportation only), and is step on, step off, at your convenience. Tickets can be purchased at Ca’ Del Grevino Wine & Café Bar, Core Winery, Costa de Oro Winery, Cottonwood Canyon Winery, Nagy Wine Tasting Room, Old Town Market and the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor & Convention Bureau. Check the Santa Maria Valley website for pick-up times and locations. “We are absolutely thrilled about providing our visitors a new way to experience the gorgeous scenery of the Santa Maria Valley while allowing them to stop at many different locations and attractions,” said Glenn Morris, president and chief executive officer of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau. “It is another fantastic reason to explore this hidden gem of an area and enjoy what we locals get to experience every day.”
The Central Coast’s most historic wine lives in the Santa Maria Valley. The area has the oldest appellation in the area and nearly two centuries of experience in growing grapes. The Santa Maria Valley is one of the most agriculturally diverse regions in the U.S. with a wealth of fruits and vegetables grown on the valley floor and vineyards hugging the hillsides. It’s a place where flavor runs rampant and taste buds can indulge because what they serve is grown, cooked and corked right here. The Santa Maria Valley has one of California’s longest growing seasons and a truly rare transverse geography resulting in the development of complex, flavorful and balanced grapes. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah are our specialties. These are composed of well-drained soils that also contribute to exceptional fruit intensity and flavor concentration. The Santa Maria Valley is a recognized American Viticultural Area (AVA) within Santa Barbara County; the AVA encompasses one of the top wine regions in the world. The Travel Channel named the Santa Maria Valley The New Top 10 Cities for Wine Snobs. For more information, visit santamariavalley.com.
Santa Maria Valley Serving the greater Santa Maria Valley in the heart of California’s Central Coast, the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau is a nonprofit association that facilitates local tourism and provides information on the region’s many attractions and visitor services. Famed for its fine wines, natural wonders, agricultural heritage and flavorful barbecue, the Santa Maria Valley offers a broad range of cultural, sporting and historical experiences. For details on Santa Maria Valley lodging, wine tasting, travel deals and e-newsletter alerts, visit santamariavalley.com or call (800) 331-3779.
Foxen Canyon Zaca Mesa Zaca Mesa is a place that offers many options for wine connoisseurs. Try one of the winery’s Syrahs made from the oldest plantings in the Santa Barbara County, or any one of their amazing wines, such as the Z Cuvee or the Grenache. In addition, attend one of the winery’s educational events to learn about the winemaking process from Zaca Mesa experts. With something for everyone, Zaca Mesa makes a trip to Foxen Canyon memorable.
What Makes Zaca Mesa Special Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyard has a long history in the Central Coast. The property was purchased in 1972 by John Cushman and five of his friends, and the first vines were planted a year later. Winemakers started by planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and other varieties. As one of the first vineyards in the area, it took some experimentation to see which grape varieties would produce the best wines. In 1978, Zaca Mesa planted the first Syrah vineyard in Santa Barbara County and by the early 1990s Syrah became the focus of the vineyard and winery. Over the years, Zaca Mesa became famous for its Syrahs. The 1993 Zaca Mesa Syrah was the first Central Coast wine to make it into Wine Spectator’s Top Ten list. It came in sixth and was made by winemaker Daniel Gehrs. This wine was honored in
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Zaca Mesa University There is a section of the winery’s website that is called Zaca Mesa University. There is a good reason for this. From the beginning, Zaca Mesa has been a place for learning and innovation. John Cushman and the early winemakers learned the wine trade together. While most have moved on to other endeavors, the knowledge gained from experimentation has helped train the next generation of winemakers in Santa Barbara County. Zaca University alumni include Ken Brown, from Byron in Santa Maria, Adam Tolmach, from Ojai Vineyard, Jim Clendenen, from Au Bon Climat, and Bob Lindquist, from Qupé as well as many others. While professional winemakers come to Zaca Mesa to explore their craft, the winery’s educational opportunities aren’t only for professionals. The winery holds a series of annual events to provide an in-depth educational experience for anyone wanting to learn about winemaking and vineyard techniques. For those who can’t attend on-site events, Zaca Mesa has educational resources and notes on its website available. The winery is located at 6905 Foxen Canyon Road in Los Olivos. The tasting room is open during the summer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 805-688-9339 ext. 308, or visit their website at www.zacamesa.com. You can also find Zaca Mesa on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zacamesawinery.
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another way as well. It was served at the White House during an official state dinner for French President Jacques Chirac in 1996. The original Syrah planting became known as the Black Bear Block, while one of Zaca Mesa’s newest releases, the Estrella Syrah, is a single clone release from the original Black Bear Block planting, which includes subsequent plantings of those old vines throughout the vineyard.
One of the best ways to experience Zaca Mesa wines is by visiting the winery’s tasting room, nestled up against the San Rafael Mountains on Foxen Canyon Road. You can learn about the varieties grown on the 150-acre vineyard, and taste one of Zaca Mesa’s many estate vineyard Rhône varietals or off property wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir or Chardonnay. If you are up for a challenge, you can try your hand at a game of chess on a life-sized chessboard or just enjoy the picnic tables overlooking the estate. You can also make use of a new event space near the Grenache Blanc vines that is designed to be used for weddings and special events – by appointment only. There are a variety of options for those visiting the winery’s tasting room. You can choose the mixed flight for $15, the reserve red flight for $25, or the winery tour and tasting for $30 (reservations are required). >>CATHY NEUSHUL
Los Olivos Larner Vineyard and Winery
Thanks to organic farming and a hands-on approach, Larner Vineyard & Winery is able to apply individual farming practices to the many single parcels that make up the property. This allows for increased flexibility and versatility during harvest. As a result, the estate sells fruit to two dozen of the Central Coast’s most respected winemakers. The following brands make wine using grapes from Larner Vineyard: Herman Story Wines, Tercero Wines, Jaffurs Wine Cellars and McPrice Meyers among others.
You are welcome to visit the Larner Vineyard & Winery tasting room in the picturesque town of Los Olivos. You’ll recognize it immediately by the old gas pumps outside. The Larner family gift shop (the Los Olivos General Store) and the Larner Vineyard & Winery tasting room are both found within a historic building at the center of town that once served as the first gas station in Southern California. The tasting room is open daily, 11am to 5pm, and located at 2900 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos. To schedule a vineyard tour, email Michael@larnerwine.com. For special events, go to www.larnerwine.com or call (805) 688-8148.
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Larner Vineyard & Winery is a 34-acre estate located in Ballard Canyon in the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara. Ballard Canyon is recognized for its excellent grape-growing potential and is one of California’s newest quality wine regions. Michael Larner and his wife, Christina, manage this family-run, boutique vineyard. Michael makes the wine and Christina oversees the family gift shop specialized in local crafts, art and wine. After winemaking internships in France and Italy, Michael decided to focus on the Syrah grape that shows exceptional results in Ballard Canyon. In addition to that French variety, he farms Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier and a small block of Malavasia Bianca, a white grape from Italy. He is co-founder of the recently established Ballard Canyon AVA, a California wine region that produces the state’s best Syrah-based wines.
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Los Olivos Rancho Olivos Fresh Local Olive Oil Your heart deserves some TLC, and what better way to treat it than tasting fresh locally produced extra virgin olive oil! Surrounded by olive groves, just off Highway 154, about three minutes from downtown Los Olivos, is Rancho Olivos: The Place Where you go to Buy 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Shannon Casey, a serious “foodie” and cook, is dedicated to promoting locally grown, sustainably farmed products. With her husband, John Copeland, their blended interests led them to the Santa Ynez valley, where for the past 10 years, they have been producing 100% extra virgin olive oil, along with other farm stand produce.
This Is Not Your Store Bought Olive Oil. Fall is a great time to visit the farm. The oil pairs fantastically with fall produce, tomatoes, squash, onions, carrots, peppers, corn, and beans. And, there is no cost to sample their large variety of fresh extra virgin olive oils! Fresh local olive oil not only tastes fabulous, but it is wonderful heart healthy fat. Consuming fresh olive oil will help lower your bad cholesterol and boost your cholesterol, by helping to keep you arteries clear of plaque. And it is also delicious! Rancho Olivos’ farm 7 acres of Italian, Spanish and Mission olive trees. Unlike many imported olive oils, which may be diluted or have additives, Rancho Olivos’ oils are 100% pure, fresh virgin olive oil-and the test is in the taste! Currently there are 2 varietal oils and 5 flavored oils: Garlic, Meyer Lemon, Garlic-Rosemary, Meyer Lemon Basil and Jalapeno. Once you visit and taste, you will never think of olive oil in the same way again.
But Wait…There’s More! The farm stand also sells locally gathered wonderful raw honey with the best flavors you can imagine. Organic and unfiltered, depending on the season, you may select from orange blossom, sage blossom, Santa Barbara county wild flower and alfalfa blossom. When visiting the farm stand, don’t miss the opportunity to chat with John and Shannon, you will be drawn by their passion and friendliness, leave with a wonderful taste, and selection of unique produce and products. You may also want to pick up Shannon’s new cookbook: Recipes from Shannon’s Kitchen. Learn to cook just about everything, with olive oil…Rancho Olivos olive oil of course! Rancho Olivos is located at 2390 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez. They are open Mon.–Thurs.: Noon–4pm. Fri.–Sun.: 11am–4pm. For more information call (805) 686-9653. The website never closes, www.ranchoolivos.com!
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Coquelicot Estate Vineyard A Taste of History, Fun and Estate Wines Enjoy a taste of elegant estate grown Santa Ynez Valley wines, and Santa Ynez history, while relaxing in an oasis under a canopy of trees, maybe trying your hand at bocce, all while taking a 130 year step back in history; where? At the Coquelicot Tasting Room in Los Olivos. Dedicated to growing the highest quality wine grapes, all of Coquelicot’s 58 acres are not only organically farmed, but also certified (as of 2010). Step into the tasting room, an 1886 building, totally remodeled, that “back in the day” was a blacksmith shop, when olives were the area’s crop, instead of grapes. Bernard Rosenson, entrepreneur, restaurateur (owner of The Sky Room in Long Beach, “one of the country’s most romantic restaurants”), turned grape grower and winemaker, purchased the Coquelicot Vineyard in 2005. Since then, a commitment to quality, organic farming and providing extraordinary experiences to his customers has resulted in a line of award-winning estate wines, with a loyal following of wine affecianados. The tasting room is a delight, as are Luke and Laura who will walk you through the lineup. Sit around the elongated table, at the tasting bar, or even in the back patio, surrounded by trees, complete with a bocce ball court, in your own personal oasis.
“We Will Sell No Wine Before It’s Time” For those old enough to remember the (above) famous Orson Wells quote from Paul Masson, Coliquelicot’s philosophy is to drink no wine before its time. Coliquelicot wines are released when drinkable; Old World in style and character, they are food friendly and meant to accompany casual or fine dining experiences. There are two flights available in the tasting room: The Winemaker Flight (currently six estate wines including the flagship Mon Amour) and the Reserve Winemaker’s Flight (currently four wines, available on weekends). Also available by request, is a special vertical tasting of the flagship Mon Amour, a Bordeaux blend that changes annually depending on the harvest and yield. Currently, this tasting consists of the 2007 and 2009-
2012 releases. Most of the wines currently being poured are from the 2010 and 2011 vintages, in addition to a 2009 Mon Amour.
A Perk A recent Rosenson acquisition is the Mirabelle Inn and restaurant in Solvang. Within blocks of the vineyard, Mirabelle guests are given a walking map to the vineyard as well as free tastings in the tasting room. The restaurant is overseen by Chef Steven Snook who spent many years working with and opening restaurants for Chef Gordon Ramsey.Visit the website for special events and a list of current available releases: www.coquelicotwines.com
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Lompoc LaMontagne Winery Pinot with Personality A visit to LaMontagne winery in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto will stimulate your senses in many different ways! Kimberly Smith, owner and winemaker, will greet you with a huge, effusive smile, her raucous laughter, and take you step by step through her love of wine and the enticing line up of awardwinning wines she crafts for her wine loving fans. Each bottle is reflective of Kimberly’s unique “geographical” tongue, relying on her unique sense of taste and smell, to craft her wines every step of the way from vineyard to bottle. Her success is evident by the annual succession of awards LaMontagne wines have received since the initial release in 2010. Each bottle has a personality of its own, and it’s one you are certain to enjoy and appreciate.
joining the wine club you cement your relationship, guaranteeing yourself an ongoing supply of these small-lot production gems. There are different
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Kimberly is not only passionate about the wine she produces, she is also a purist. Avoiding blending, she crafts only single-vineyard, singleclone wines reflecting the terroir the grape comes from. As Kimberly says, the wines are ready to bottle “when they sing.” You will experience these singing wines when you visit the tasting room. To display the character of the wine, each wine tasting experience is complemented with a small charcuterie and gourmet bread plate.
newly released vintages, Kimberly puts on two “blow out” parties each year
the wine you want in the shipment. In addition to free tastings and access to for club members, opening up her home. Each January she hosts a Paella and Pinot event, and in August is the annual Pork & Pinot event, which features a pig roast paired with award winning Pinots. Kimberly describes Pork & Pinot as “hedonism at its best.” Sign up for the wine club now so you don’t miss this upcoming happening on August 20th. LaMontagne wines are mostly available only through the tasting room and wine club. Due to the
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★ LAMONTAGNE WINERY 1509 E Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc (805) 291-6643 | lamontagnewinery.com Friday – Sunday 12-5pm Their family name, LaMontagne, meaning “the Mountain,” appropriately describes their quest to produce wines of exceptional quality that represent the vintage and the place in which they were grown.
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300 North 12th Street, Unit 1D, Lompoc ( 805) 736-1600 | www.zotovichcellars.com Friday – Sunday 10am-4pm A family owned and operated boutique winery. “We grow, produce and bottle estate Syrah, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We’re new to the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. Stop in to meet us!”
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BELL STREET FARM EATERY & MARKET Bell Street Farm is a culinary destination in Santa Barbara County wine country. This delicious eatery/market is located in Los Alamos, California and is surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and farmland. With the freshest cuisine and comfortable design, Bell Street Farm is the perfect place to enjoy a meal, snack or a wine tasting.
The 71st annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days Celebration is Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24, 2017, with plenty of fun for all ages in this historic, western-style town. This year’s theme is ““Embracing Our Heritage.”Admission is FREE and the public is invited to join residents and visitors who gather every year to honor, preserve and celebrate the town’s authentic Western culture. Highlights of the LAVMC Old Days weekend-long celebration include Friday evening’s Chili Kick-off Party & Dance, two-day Peddlers’ Mart & Artisan Faire, Saturday’s Car Show “Deeply Rooted in the Community” and Sunday morning’s “Greatest Little Small Town Parade.” Los Alamos is just an hour north of Santa Barbara and 20 minutes south of Santa Maria in the heart of ranch, farm and wine country at the intersection of US Highway 101 and Bell Street (State Highway135). Los Alamos Valley Old Days is sponsored by the Los Alamos Valley Men’s Club (LAVMC)—a philanthropic 501(C)3 notfor-profit group of men, women and families—dedicated to preserving the town’s unique Western character and hospitality. LAVMC provides scholarships and funding to local students and organizations, as well as offering its facilities to rent for events. LAVMC is supported by tax-deductible donations. Sponsorship support for 2017 Old Days is being provided again by Visit the Santa Ynez Valley. Friday, September 22, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Enjoy chili, corn bread and all the fixings to begin the celebration with a tasty kick. Featuring chili crafted by several local restaurants and LAVMC members. No host, full service cash only bar available. Tickets are $7 per person at the door at the Men’s Club, 429 Leslie Street, corner of Centennial & Leslie Streets in downtown Los Alamos. Continued on page 71
406 Bell Street, Los Alamos | (805) 344-4609 | bellstreetfarm.com Thursday 11am-4pm, Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm, Monday 11am-4pm
9110 Alisos Canyon Rd, Los Alamos | (805) 344-1804 martianvineyard.com | Wednesday – Sunday 11am-5pm
MARTIAN RANCH & VINEYARD Martian Ranch & Vineyard is a Demeter certified, biodynamically farmed estate winery located just one mile south of Los Alamos on Alisos Canyon Road. Dog friendly picnic area—play bocce and horse shoes.
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Buellton Foley Estates Ultra-Fine, Limited-Production Wines from the Sta. Rita Hills The emerging cool-climate Sta. Rita Hills region of Santa Barbara, a short distance from the Pacific Ocean, has become the de facto region for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. And, though it is a long distance from the West Texas Panhandle of Bill Foley’s roots, new roots have been put down by this entrepreneurial vineyard owner. Foley may have cattle ranching in his blood, but he wanted to create a legacy for his family in the wine world. He purchased a winery in Santa Ynez, renaming it Lincourt Vineyards, in honor of his two daughters, Lindsay and Courtney. Then he created Foley Estates Vineyard and Winery located on nearly 500 acres, of which about 250 are planted with vineyards, in the Sta. Rita Hills of Santa Barbara. It is here where Foley Estates produces classic and highly regarded California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, in addition to Syrah. Winemaker Ryan Aura’s job is to show the best expression of the Foley vineyards, working with the fruit as nominally as possible. He spends much of he time in the vineyards throughout the year, making daily trips to the vineyard during harvest to determine when the fruit is ripe and ready to pick. On September 23, Foley Estates will host their annual ‘Pinot Release Party’ celebrating the release of their 2015 Pinot Noirs. On the heels of their highly acclaimed 2014 vintage wines, this event will give guests the first taste of the new vintage. Space is limited
for this highly anticipated event, contact the tasting room for more details. Foley Estates is known for their diversity of Pinot Noirs, made with decidedly different clones and providing unique flavor profiles. For example, T Anchor Ranch Pinot Noir features the Pommard Clone and is made to be more fruit-forward in style. The JA Ranch Pinot Noir, made with clone 155, is more earthy in style. Each clone brings a different level of fruit, floral and perfume notes, structure and ageability, and it is up to you which one you will fall in love with. Foley is open daily from 10am to 5pm at 6121 E. Highway 246, AJSpurs-2_0516_Layout 1 4/20/16 1:31 PM Page 1 Lompoc. For more information: (805) 737-6222, www.foleywines.com.
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(805) 691-1300 www.loringwinecompany.com New at Loring Wine Company Reserve Wine Tasting Flights : : Half Price Tasting on Mondays 420 East Hwy 246, Buellton : : Open Thursday -Monday from 10am - 4:45pm Tasting fee waived on a $50 bottle purchase
Loring Wine Company A Passion for Pinot Noir Brian Loring plainly states, “my obsession is Pinot Noir,” and unabashedly describes himself as a “Pinot freak.” His sister, Kimberly, is co-owner and co-winemaker, and shares his passion for Pinot. Pouring a variety of highly rated Pinots in their tasting room on Highway 246 in Buellton, the Lorings strive to bring their love of Pinots to their guests. Sourcing grapes from twelve distinctive vineyards throughout California—stretching from the Sonoma Coast to Santa Barbara—they produce Pinots reflective of each vineyard’s individual terroir, microclimate and specific clones. Of the diverse range of Pinots offered, Brian states, “It would be boring if everything we made tasted the same.” Taste and compare the diversity between different AVAs from Northern California through the Central Coast. All wines currently poured have received impressive ratings from highly respected wine publications; as April Pharoah the tasting room manager says, “We have high quality, approachable wines for any level of wine enthusiast to enjoy in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.”
Wine and Artisan Cookie Pairing Experience Loring and Mela Foods have designed a special Artisan Cookie Pairing Experience to enjoy with either wine flight. These excellently handcrafted, special cookies perfectly complement the stunning collection of Loring wines. The cookie flight changes frequently, this is an example of what you might find: lemon pistachio, cherry shortbread, manchego and toasted walnut biscuit, goat Gouda biscuit and chocolate sea salt caramel cookie.
Wine Club Exclusives Join the wine club to insure shipments of Loring wines and to receive exclusive benefits. In addition to discounts, tastings and the annual pick up party, depending on the wine club level chosen, benefits may also consist of barrel tastings, vineyard tours, blending event, a vineyard picnic lunch and other events with Winemakers Brian and Kimberly Loring.
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To sip and savor the variations of California Pinot Noir from six distinctive California AVAs, visit Loring Wine Company in Buellton—and don’t forget to experience the new Artisan Cookie Pairing! >> BY DON SONDERLING
Solvang / Sta. Ynez Casa Cassara Winery & Vineyards Casa Cassara Winery & Vineyards, located in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation is a true family affair. With the first vines planted in 1986, the hilltop 35 acre estate specializing in Pinot Noir, has just added some cool climate Syrah and Grenache. Sitting on the eastern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills at 800-foot elevation, the climate offers the perfect backdrop for award winning Pinot Noir. Mikael Sigouin has been Casa Cassara’s winemaker for several months now and they are very excited about the new direction that he is taking them. Along with their signature Pinot Noir and some of the usual suspect like Dago Red, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah, Casa Cassara will be adding some Italian varietals to our menu. For 2016 you can expect to see an Arneis, an Italian white wine, a new Sangiovese/Barbera Rose, later this year we will have Barbera, Nebbiolo and of course they are bringing back the Sangiovese that sold so well in 2013. With Mikael as the winemaker they will definitely have a Grenache. Owner, Dan Cassara said that also on the horizon are some new fortified sweet wines. “We can’t call them P*rt but they will be made using the traditional Portuguese Style and where possible the proper Portuguese varietal of grape.” Look for these new “we can’t call it P*ort” wines in the fall. Dan Cassara’s current recommendations include the 2014 Sam’s Dago Red—blended in honor of Cassara’s Grandfather, Angelo “Sam” Cassara—made in the classic Chianti style of 15% white grape variety to 85% red grape variety, honoring the family’s Italian roots. Casa Cassara’s wine represents a dedication to their craft and heritage. Casa Cassara Winery & Vineyard is located at 1607 Mission Drive in Solvang. They are open Sunday through Thursday from noon to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from noon to 7:30 p.m. After Labor Day we close on Tuesdays. For more information, call the tasting room at 805-688-8691, email dan@ ccwinery.com, or visit their website at www.ccwinery.com.
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The Tasting Room is Kid and Dog Friendly 1607 Mission Dr, Ste 112, Solvang | (805) 688-8691 www.ccwinery.com
Lions Peak Winery Make Mine Cabernet Sauvignon! When you step inside Lions Peak’s tasting room, in downtown Solvang, it becomes apparent that there is an artist expression that is connected with Lions Peak. A collection of library Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Meritages and single varietal wines, which date back to their first commercial 1994 vintage, are on the wine racks, as well as their current releases. There is a rich history of awards to be seen from the most renowned wine competitions in California. Lions Peak’s 45-year-old historical boutique Estate Cabernet Sauvignon hillside vineyard is located in the Paso Robles AVA and is a spectacular sight to see! When asked, Jennifer Arant
cannot be missed with its authentic thatched roof! The interior
the owner, sommelier and winemaker, what makes Lions Peak’s
of the tasting room is welcoming and cozy and is an artistic
Cabernet Sauvignon so special? She said, “The old vines are
expression of Jennifer’s interior design background. LP offers
loved and nurtured. There is an eco-system that exists at this
a collection of exquisite and unique wine glasses from Murano
hillside vineyard. We are one with nature. We have a great
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vineyard, and the wine tells you this story!” LP specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet
The tasting room offers diverse selections of wine tasting options from $10 to $20. Their ultra-premium flight of award-
Franc, Merlot, Bordeaux blends and dessert wines. Jennifer is
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at the tasting room most weekends to talk about her wines and
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1659 Copenhagen Drive Suite A, Solvang. For more information, call (805) 693-5466 or go to www.lionspeakwine.com.
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Santa Barbara Wineries Celebration of Harvest, September 29–October 2 The Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest Weekend is four days of wine and culinary experiences in Santa Barbara Wine Country Friday, Monday September 29th through October 2nd during the height of the annual wine grape harvest. The weekend kicks off with the Taste of Santa Barbara Wine Country on Friday, September 29th from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at The Fess Parker, A Doubletree Resort, on their beautiful, outside ocean front pavilion. Enjoy special fall wine releases and library wines from Santa Barbara Vintners member wineries; small bites from some of Santa Barbara's most exciting restaurants; a silent auction to benefit the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation; and free parking are all included in the ticket price of $95 per person. Want to visit up to twelve tasting rooms on an all-inclusive wine tasting pass? Get a Harvest Experience Passport at $50 per person for unique and complimentary wine and culinary offerings at your choice of twelve participating tasting rooms from Friday through Sunday. Typically, 25 to 40 wineries and tasting rooms participate in this program. Throughout the four-day weekend many wineries host their own events, including open houses and vineyard hikes. Some of these individual events require reservations directly with the host winery. Winemakers have joined together to offer winemaker dinners over the weekend. Be sure to check the Celebration of Harvest Weekend. SA
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Ventura County Four Brix Winery A Gem in Ventura Four Brix was born in a garage and nurtured by three couple’s love for sharing great wine in great company. In 2008, they came together as home winemakers to begin their journey to success. “We had a few glasses one night and the next day it was, oh my god, we have a business!” joked Karen Stewart, C.O.O. of Four Brix Winery. From there, Karen and her husband Gary Stewart, the Four Brix winemaker, along with their partners and good friends started blending wine. “We feel the six of us are representative of our varied customer base. We all have different tastes and tasting abilities,” says Karen. With their combined palates, they developed their four primary blends, reflecting the four regions of the world that inspires their bottlings as well as the “Four” in Four Brix. Offering the the Spanish Temptress, the Italian Scosso, the French Rhondezvous, and finally the California Zeductive blend. As the popularity of their wine blends grew, Four Brix opened a beautiful facility where newcomers and long-time supporters can enjoy great wine with great company.
Tasting Room & Event Space Located in the City of Ventura, the Four Brix tasting room is less than an hour drive south from Santa Barbara and a little over an hour drive north from Los Angeles bringing the taste of Paso Robles and other central coast vineyards within reach of Southern California wine lovers. Visit their warm and welcoming tasting room where you will be met with friendly smiles, fascinating stories, and a local getaway experience that only Four Brix can provide. Stop in a for a quick tasting of some their signature blends or try something new that Gary’s been crafting. Got some more time? Sit, relax and enjoy some of their best wines paired with a variety of gourmet flatbread pizzas and gourmet cheese platters. One way or another, enter their tasting room seeking great wine and you’ll leave rich in flavor and in friends. Ever wonder it would be like to host an event in a winery’s barrel room? As Four Brix has grown, so have their facilities. Four Brix is excited to offer their barrel room for events up to 160 people! Whether it’s a wedding, private party, or corporate event, Four Brix can provide
a tasteful atmosphere where the wine can flow and people can celebrate.
A Tribute to Excellence Four Brix has become a prominent local winery that has grown from a 1500 case per year producer in 2011 to a XXXX case a year producer today. As their following grows along with their “Brix Heads” wine club, the Stewarts and partners continue their dedication to making high quality wines that are backed by a great story. Standing firmly behind California’s ideal conditions for growing wine grapes, Four Brix sources over a dozen varietals from different American viticultural areas including Sonoma, Santa Ynez, Paso Robles, and Ojai. By creating flavors with inspiration from around the world using California grapes blended and aged at Four Brix winery, you can be sure that the story of each wine you taste will be as exciting as the people who made it.
Wine and Fun It’s always a pleasure to pair wines with food. While the ability to enjoy this delightful experience is available in the tasting room, Four Brix likes to take their wine pairings a step further. There is
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CANTARA CELLARS 126 North Wood Road, #104, Camarillo Thursday–Sunday 11am-6pm (805) 484-9600 | www.cantaracellars.com Cantara Cellars is a local winery and tasting room producing a wide selection of award-winning red and white wines. Located in the in the heart of Ventura County, they’re just a short drive from wherever you are. Cantara Cellars specializes in wines made from grapes grown in the Lodi Appellation in Northern California. Each wine they make expresses both their passion for making fine wines and their enjoyment of the distinctive flavors found in Lodi grapes. Their wine lounge features wine flights, wine by the glass, cheese plates and other small bites. Visit for tastings and tours, or call to schedule a private event or tasting by appointment. Taste their wines, meet the winemaker and have a special day of wine tasting.
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FOUR BRIX WINERY 2290 Eastman Avenue, #109, Ventura Thursday 12-5pm, Friday 12-8pm, Saturday–Sunday 12-5pm (805) 256-6006 | www.fourbrixwine.com Four Brix Winery is an urban winery located in the heart of Ventura, specializing in internationally-inspired wine blends. They produce wines based upon their favorite grape growing regions: Italy, France, Spain and California. The word “brix” is a term for measurement of sugar in grapes; therefore, Four Brix equal four sweet spots for great wine! With a total production around 2,500 cases, these wines are very limited and in high demand.
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4517 Market Street, #7, Ventura Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3-7pm, Saturday–Sunday 11am-7pm (805) 654-1577 | www.panarobros.com Panaro Brothers Winery combines the authenticity of Old World Italain winemaking with New World innovation. As fifth genertation Italian Americans, the family pays homage to their heritage; Vito Panaro tends to the vineyard and is the winemaker, while his brother David manages the business. Their handcrafted single varietals truly showcase the beauty of California wine made in a traditional Italian style.
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something fun going on almost every weekend at the Brix House. After 9 years in business, the Four Brix family has found their wines also pair well with music, painting, and yoga! Check out their upcoming events on Facebook or their website to see how you could enjoy your next glass. From blending parties to pairing classes, there is never a dull moment at Four Brix Winery. Why stop at wine? While the Stewarts and partners love their wines, it’s not always their drink of choice. During the winemaking process, winemakers often turn to a more refreshing drink. Craft ciders often quenched the thirst of the three couples at Four Brix. Gary, however, could not seem to find a cider in the perfect spot between sweet and sour. What does a winemaker do when he can’t find a drink he likes? He creates Pier City Ciders, a new craft cider brand presented by Four Brix. So stop in and enjoy wine, food, and friends at their best at Four Brix Winery.
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HERZOG WINE CELLARS 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard Sunday–Thursday 10:30am-9pm, Friday 10:30am-4pm (805) 983-1560 | www.herzogwinecellars.com Discover nationally awarded local wines, a luxurious tasting bar, private tasting rooms and a gift boutique. Treat yourself to 5-star dining within the winery at Tierra Sur, Ventura County’s highest rated restaurant.
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PASO ROBLES ONGOING SATURDAYS
VINA ROBLES WINERY Live Music
★ ★LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
MISTURA Salsa Classes Come down, dance & have fun! Paso Robles, 805-238-3333 www.misturarestaurants.com ONGOING
Train Wreck Fridays
Every Saturday, you are invited to slow down from your week, sit back and enjoy live music - all while savoring Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, Templeton, 5:30-8:30pm, $15, free/members award-winning Vina Robles wines. Wine, tastings and www.pomarjunction.com, 805-238-9940 food available for purchase. 1-4pm, • Sept 15: The Incrementals 3700 Mill Rd, off HWY46E, Paso Robles. www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 • Oct 6: Truth About Seafood • Sept 3: Joy Bonner & Adam Levine • Oct 20: JD Project • Sept 9: Melody Klemin ★ ★SEPTEMBER 2 • Sept 16: Noach Tangeras • Sept 23: Duet 2 It VINA ROBLES VINEYARDS & WINERY • Sept 30: Dulcie Taylor Chicago Here, two of California’s great compositions meet, as ONGOING exceptional wine & intimate live music are paired to Live Music create an unforgettable wine country experience. D’Anbino Vineyards & Cellars, Paso Robles Paso Robles, 8pm, $65-$135 www.danbino.com, 805-227-6800 www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 • Sept 2: Italian Night – The Antony Nino Lane Band ONGOING
Chateau Lettau, Paso Robles www.chateaulettau.com, 805-238-6800, 7pm • Sept 1: Petrella • Sept 2: Tim Jackson Music • Sept 8: Michael D. Keeney • Sept 9: Wine Country Troubadours • Sept 15: Dulcie Taylor Music • Sept 16: Ted Waterhouse • Sept 22: Martin Paris • Sept 23: James Rivers • Sept 29: Surfeza • Sept 30: Kate Brown • Oct 6: Wine Country Troubadours • Oct 7: Tim Jackson Music • Oct 13: Petrella • Oct 14: Ted Waterhouse • Oct 21: Surfeza • Oct 28: Dulcie Taylor with Tim Jackson • Nov 3: Surfeza • Nov 4: Tim Jackson Music • Nov 11: Ted Waterhouse • Nov 17: James Rivers • Nov 18: Martin Paris • Nov 24: Wine Country Troubadours • Dec 1: Wine Country Troubadours • Dec 2: Ted Waterhouse • Dec 8: Michael D. Keeney • Dec 9: Tim Jackson Music • Dec 15: Eryn Bent ONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 15
Summer Music Series
Villa San-Juliette, San Miguel, 1-4pm www.villasanjuliette.com, 805-467-0014 • Sept 3: Chris Beland • Sept 10: Nataly Lola • Sept 17: 2 for the Road • Sept 24: Foxx and Rice • Oct 1: Steve Key with Dorian Michael • Oct 8: Kenny Taylor • Oct 15: Jan and Ted
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BROKEN EARTH WINERY Live Music Saturdays: The Spencer Hutton Trio Paso Robles, 1-4pm, 805-239-2562 www.brokenearthwinery.com SEPTEMBER 2
46 West Block Party Includes wine tasting with the member wineries of the 46 West in a casual ‘mini-wine festival’ atmosphere, along with an amazing dinner & rockin’ live music to dance the night away to. Dark Star Cellars, Paso Robles www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE
Pop-Up Dinner: Pho(nominal) Night Niner Wine Estates, Paso Robles, 6-8pm www.ninerwine.com, 805-226-4893, $65, $55/ members
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ROTTA WINERY Live Music with Bear Market Riot Templeton, 1-4pm, 805-237-0510 www.rottawinery.com ★ ★SEPTEMBER 9
BROKEN EARTH WINERY Live Music Saturdays: Wood Paso Robles, 1-4pm, 805-239-2562 www.brokenearthwinery.com ★ ★SEPTEMBER 8
VINA ROBLES WINERY Concerts at the Amphitheatre: Pepe Aguilar Here, two of California’s great compositions meet, as exceptional wine & intimate live music are paired to create an unforgettable wine country experience. Paso Robles, 8pm, $56-$90.50 www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812
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VINA ROBLES WINERY Concerts at the Amphitheatre: Gipsy Kings Here, two of California’s great compositions meet, as exceptional wine & intimate live music are paired to create an unforgettable wine country experience. Paso Robles, 7:30pm, $45.50-$90.50 www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 ★ ★SEPTEMBER 9
WILD HORSE WINERY Live Music: Chris Beland
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BROKEN EARTH WINERY Live Music Saturdays: The Blimp Pilots Paso Robles, 1-4pm, 805-239-2562 www.brokenearthwinery.com SEPTEMBER 16
Nikiara Release Party
The much anticipated release party of the 2014 Le Vigne Nikiara! To celebrate they will be offering a special flight featuring Bordeaux-style wines paired with an expertly matched selection of charcuterie. Known for complex flavors with outstanding boldness, the wines & cured meats in this specialty flight will present your palate with an amazing sensory extravagance. Le Vigne Winery, Paso Robles, $20, $15/members www.levignewinery.com, 800-227-4000
Chris Beland’s music nods stylistically to folk gods Paul Simon & Bob Dylan as well as contemporary artists Vance Joy & Josh Ritter. Beland’s soulful silk vocals flesh out his subtly profound lyrics of love, humanity & humility. 1-4pm Templeton, www.wildhorsewinery.com, 805-788-6300 SEPTEMBER 16 SEPTEMBER 9 Rising Moon Sunset’s Vineyard Hayride & Wine Party A summer full moon party with a sunset hayride chaperones by Jimmy The Winemaker & plenty of wine. Wine & local food by Torricella catering available for purchase. Doce Robles Winery, Paso Robles, 6-9pm, free. www.docerobleswinery.com, 805-227-4766 ★ ★SEPTEMBER 9 Broken Earth Winery Live Music Saturdays: Wood Paso Robles, 1-4pm, 805-239-2562 www.brokenearthwinery.com SEPTEMBER 10
Pajama Party Movie
Arte De Tiza
Downtown Paso Robles transforms into an artistic palette of colorful beauty during the annual Arte De Tiza event. Chalk artists will converge on the city park to showcase their talents. Observe works in progress, converse with artists or bring your own chalk art supplies to show your own artistic creativity. Paso Robles Downtown City Park, 8am www.pasoroblesdowntown.org SEPTEMBER 16
20th Annual Taste of Downtown
Sample food from Paso Robles restaurants & wineries and “take a taste of downtown” that you won’t forget. Experience the savoriness of what downtown Paso Robles has to offer and relish in this annual event that invites merchants to open their doors for one-on-one sampling. Downtown Paso Robles, 11am-4pm, $25 www.pasoroblesdowntown.org, 805-238-4103
It’s pajama party time in Paso Robles! Don your best pajama outfits during this annual fundraising event. A $10 ticket gets you popcorn, soda & a vintage movie on the big screen at Park Cinemas. Enter the PJ contest with the chance to win prizes. Kick back, enjoy ★ ★SEPTEMBER 16-17 the movie & stay cozy! 7pm CASTORO CELLARS Park Cinemas, Paso Robles, www.parkcinemas.com Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival The festival that was formerly called Beaverstock is a SEPTEMBER 15 day festival of music and arts with bands performSummer Concert Series: Burning Bad & Cool two ing on two stages, a gallery of local artists, all-ages Food by Grilled Cheese Incident yoga, kids crafts and games, Castoro wines, craft Enjoy the rolling hills and vineyard views from the beers, hard ciders, food trucks & more! Templeton Tasting Room Patio at Halter Ranch during the Summer www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE Concert Series. Wine available to purchase by the glass or bottle. Food available to purchase from local ★ ★SEPTEMBER 19 purveyors each night. Admission is free for all guests. VINA ROBLES WINERY Halter Ranch Vineyard, Paso Robles, 5-7:30pm Concerts at the Amphitheatre: www.halterranch.com, 888-367-9977 Earth, Wind & Fire Rock & Roll Hall of Famers & Grammy Award-winners, ★ ★SEPTEMBER 16 Earth, Wind & Fire, will perform. With a signature sound CALCAREOUS VINEYARD beyond categories & a groove as deep as the soul of Stargazing at Lloyd’s Lookout the planet, the band’s legendary journey has set the Live music by The Turkey Buzzards! Wood-fired pizzas standard for music of all genres. & wine pairings available for purchase. Stargazing will Paso Robles, 8pm, $66-$100 commence once the sun goes down. Enjoy an evening www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 of live music and stargazing with the Central Coast ★ ★SEPTEMBER 21 Astronomical Society at the top of the world, at the Calcareous Tasting Room. View the majestic stars high VINA ROBLES Pepper & Tribal Seeds above the rolling hills of Paso Robles through a high depth telescope. Members of the Astronomical Society Alt Reggae pioneers Pepper and Tribal Seeds will co-headline, joined by their friends & special guests will be on hand to show several elements of our Fortunate Youth & Aloha Radio. 7pm, $40 night’s sky. 5:30-7:30pm Paso Robles, www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 Paso Robles, www.calcareous.com, 805-239-0289
Greek BBQ in the Vineyard Niner Wine Estates, Paso Robles, 6-8pm $150, $125/members www.ninerwine.com, 805-226-4893
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BROKEN EARTH WINERY Live Music Saturdays: Andy Scott Paso Robles, 1-4pm, 805-239-2562 www.brokenearthwinery.com
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BROKEN EARTH WINERY Live Music Saturdays: Liv & Rob Paso Robles, 1-4pm, 805-239-2562 www.brokenearthwinery.com ★ ★SEPTEMBER 30
JADA VINEYARD Fall Wine Club Pick-Up Party Paso Robles, 6:30-8:30pm, free/members, $15/guests www.jadavineyard.com, 805-226-4200
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★ ★SEPTEMBER 30 WILD HORSE WINERY JADA VINEYARD & WINERY 1st Annual Barrels & Brushes Painting Event 2017 Fall Wine Club Pick-Up Party $100 per barrel - includes the entire wine barrel for
Paso Robles, 6:30-8:30pm, free/members, $15/guest you to paint (the barrel is yours to take home, but it is www.jadavineyard.com, 805-226-4200 empty and does not contain wine), painting supplies and a glass of wine. All you have to bring is your creativity and a craving for our amazing wines, we will SEPTEMBER 30 Templeton Oktoberfest supply the rest! Space is limited to 10 barrels, so call Templeton Park, Templeton, 1-5pm today to reserve your barrel. www.templetonchamber.com Templeton, www.wildhorsewinery.com, 805-788-6300 ★ ★SEPTEMBER 23
SAN ANTONIO WINERY Stella Rosa Winery Tour & Social Paso Robles, www.sanantoniowinery.com ★ ★SEPTEMBER 23
WILD HORSE WINERY Live Music: Dulcie Taylor
Yoga Practice & Brunch Balance body, mind & breath. Bring your yoga mat & join Barbara in a yoga practice on the patio (9-10am) followed by a light brunch in the event room (10-11am). You will be guided through a variety of poses, incorporating the style of Hatha Yoga & some vinyasa. Throughout practice, Barbara integrates the understanding of the basic structure of the human body as it relates to yoga. This is a practice open to all levels (no prior experience needed). P.S. Cellars, San Miguel, 9-11am, $30 www.pscellars.com, 805-610-0905
Dulcie Taylor sings American roots music - a blend of rock, folk, R&B, blues, country & pop. She has reached No. 1 at Amazon for Top-Rated Americana, and two videos (from her fifth and latest CD from Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings) are posted at her YouTube Channel, with over 825,000 views. Here in the Central Coast, she has twice won the New Times Music Award for Best ★ ★ONGOING THROUGHOUT OCTOBER Songwriter. Templeton 1-4pm www.wildhorsewinery. CASTORO CELLARS com, 805-788-6300
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VINA ROBLES Concerts at the Amphitheatre: Lee Brice After selling out Vina Robles Amphitheatre last year, Lee Brice returns to the venue. On the heels of his self-titled, fourth album due out November 3 (CMA Week), Brice’s first single, “Boy” has already become a viral hit, reaching more than 5 million views in its first week. Written by Nicolle Galyon & Jon Nite, the song embodies central themes of Brice’s upcoming album, including family, love, tradition & the American ideals of quality and hard work. 8pm, $45-$55 Paso Robles, www.cinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 ★ ★OCTOBER 7
WILD HORSE WINERY Going Pink for Pinot & Paella
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EBERLE WINERY Harvest Fest BBQ Dinner & Dancing on the Deck Barbecue is one of the things Eberle Winery is best known for besides making great wines! Gary & Marcy have invited their friends at the Rib Line to host an informal, fun & delicious night of dining on grilled tri-tip & lemon herb chicken, with mac & cheese, seasonal vegetables, garlic bread, salad & triple berry cobbler with fresh whipped cream. Feast under the stars and dance the night away to live music by Julie Beaver and the Bad Dogs. Join the Eberles as they open up their hearts & their winery, to celebrate Harvest Festival “Paso Robles style. 6:30pm, $75, $60/members Paso Robles, www.eberlewinery.com, 805-2389607x203
Join them for Pinot and Paella while they help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The eve★OCTOBER 21 ning includes a Pinot Noir tasting, paella, a Burgundy ★ style wine glass with the Wild Horse logo & live music BROKEN EARTH WINERY with Proxima Parada. Ticket proceeds go benefit the Live Music Saturdays: Ricky Montijo & The local Cancer Support Community. $45, $35/members Mojitos Templeton, www.wildhorsewinery.com, 805-788-6300 Paso Robles, 1-4pm, 805-239-2562 www.brokenearthwinery.com ★ ★OCTOBER 7 ★ ★OCTOBER 21 WILD HORSE WINERY
Live Music: Proxima Patada
Próxima Parada blends soulful melody and hard-hitting rhythm, taking lessons from classic artists like Ray Charles, contemporaries like Lake Street Dive and Vulfpeck, and the music of South Africa. Their performances span from unadorned acoustic to floor-stomping dance parties. Próxima Parada is Nick Larson (vocals, keys, guitar), Kevin Middlekauff (bass), Josh Collins (guitar) & Aaron Kroeger (drums). Templeton, 1-4pm www.wildhorsewinery.com, 805-788-6300 ★ ★OCTOBER 8
WILD HORSE WINERY Luau Harvest Party
Come enjoy a traditional luau feast. They’ll be serving teriyaki chicken skewers, Hawaiian pork sandwiches, luau fruit salad & grilled veggies. Many of their wines will be paired with this amazing feast! Live music with The Tipsy Gypsies 1-4pm. Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and enter the Hawaiian shirt contest. Prizes awarded to the top 3 best shirts! $15, free/members Templeton, www.wildhorsewinery.com, 805-788 -6300 OCTOBER 21
3rd Annual Argentinian Tomahawk Winemaker Dinner Templeton, www.rottawinery.com, 805-237-0510 In 2014, Jill relocated to the Central Coast and is Check in starts at 8:45. There will be one hour of inspired by the region, from vineyard tours to the VINA ROBLES gentle yoga, guided meditation, massages and more. OCTOBER 21 sublime vistas of the Pacific reflected in her paintings Gloria Trevi vs Alejandra Guzmán Salt Lick BBQ and photographs. Her favorite areas include the coastal Paso Robles, $165 Alejandra Guzman and Gloria Trevi are undoubtTexas legendary pitmaster, Scott Roberts of The Salt www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE edly two of the most legendary artists in Spanish sojourns of Cambria and Montaña de Oro & the oak Lick restaurant, will be cooking a feast for our Harvest music. Throughout the years, generations have been forests of Atascadero. Through painting and digital Festival guests. Join us for dinner & see why his ★ ★OCTOBER 14 influenced by the music, styles, ideologies & interpremedia, she draws insight and creativity from her slow cooked BBQ, smoked on an open pit, has put CASTORO CELLARS tations of these great icons. The rivalry between them, travels. Templeton, Driftwood, Texas on the map for all BBQ connoisseurs Peppino D’Agostino mainly attributed by the media, has been the cause www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE in the nation. He’ll be making an assortment of Peppino’s Acoustic Poetica is a magical, enlightening of countless stories and controversies. Paso Robles, appetizers. Brisket, sausage, pork ribs & chicken learning experience that will be a treat for your eyes 8pm, $65-$125 ★ ★OCTOBER 1 will be barbequed on an open pit and smoked. There & ears & inspire your imagination & creative prowess. www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 CASTORO CELLARS will be a fresh selection of sides – potato salad, slaw, Doors for this indoor show open at 6:30pm, show Lazy Locals Concert: Próxima Parada beans & bread. Ending with his special peach cobbler starts at 7:30pm. ★ ★SEPTEMBER 23-24 Dam fine wine & great music make for a perfect Lazy with ice cream. The dinner will be paired with Robert Paso Robles, $22 VINA ROBLES WINERY Sunday. You’re welcome to bring lawn chairs & lunch. Hall wine & served buffet style with live music through www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE Wine Club Open House Paso Robles, 1-4pm, free the evening. Signature Wine Club members are invited to come ★ www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE ★OCTOBER 15 Robert Hall Winery, Paso Robles, 5-9pm pick up their fall shipments during the Open House www.roberthallwinery.com, 805-239-1616 VINA ROBLES Weekend. OCTOBER 6 Concerts at the Amphitheatre: Lindsey Paso Robles, www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 Pop-Up Dinner: Chicken & Waffles ★ ★OCTOBER 20-21 Buckingham & Christine McVie Niner Wine Estates, Paso Robles ★ On the heels of a sold-out critically acclaimed summer OPOLO VINEYARDS ★SEPTEMBER 28 $65, $55/member, 6-8pm Harvest Dinner & Grape Stomp 2017 tour, longtime Fleetwood Mac members Lindsey VINA ROBLES www.ninerwine.com, 805-226-4893 Roll up your pants & get ready to stomp! In between Buckingham & Christine McVie announced the second The Shins grape stomping, ethnic-folk dancing, gypsy serenades leg of their North American tour. The pair will hit an The Shins will perform live in support of their latest ★ ★OCTOBER 7 & fabulous Opolo wine, you will be treated to some additional 22 stops on this leg of the tour which release Heartworms (Aural Apothecary/Columbia BROKEN EARTH WINERY of Opolo’s finest food. The menu will include whole includes a stop at Vina Robles Amphitheatre. The duo Records) with special guests, Day Wave opening the Live Music Saturdays: Jerry Thurston also announced a new single going to radio “Lay Down roasted lamb, sarma, chicken & all the extras. show. 8pm Paso Robles, 1-4pm, 805-239-2562 Paso Robles, 5:30pm, $100/members, $120 For Free.” 8pm, $60-$100 Paso Robles, $29-$39.50 www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 www.brokenearthwinery.com www.opolo.com, 805-238-9593 Paso Robles, www.cinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 ★ ★SEPTEMBER 24
CASTORO CELLARS Harvest Yoga Retreat
Harvest Wine Weekend 140 events spanning three incredible days. Harvest in Paso Robles Wine Country is a time of excitement and celebration! The changing colors of the vines, crisp autumn air & the promise of a new vintage create a wine country experience not to be forgotten. www.pasowine.com, 805-239-8463 ★ ★OCTOBER 21
WILD HORSE WINERY Live Music: Tipsy Gypsies
Safe & Fun Halloween
Trick-or-treat in downtown Paso Robles with local area merchants during the Safe and Fun Halloween Downtown. Ghouls, ghosts & the Main Street witches will be on-hand for this wildly popular Halloween event that promises to be safe and fun for children of all ages. So don your scariest costume, come downtown and take part in the fun. 4-7pm Downtown Paso Robles, www.pasoroblesdowntown.org NOVEMBER 3
Pop-Up Dinner: Beef Wellington
The Tipsy Gypsies started as a gypsy jazz group over Niner Wine Estates, Paso Robles, 6-8pm 5 years ago but has since evolved into a full electric $65, $55/members group that plays a lively repertoire of Blues, Jazz and www.ninerwine.com, 805-226-4893 Pop music from the 1910’s to the 2010’s. The group ★NOVEMBER 4 consists of vocalist Hilary Langdon, guitarist Forrestt ★ Williams, violinist Allan Dick, bassist Brian Lanzone, BROKEN EARTH WINERY drummer Daryl Vandruff with additional vocals provided Live Music Saturdays: The Blonde Bombers Paso Robles, 1-4pm, 805-239-2562 by the talented Reese Galido. Templeton, 1-4pm www.brokenearthwinery.com www.wildhorsewinery.com, 805-788-6300 ★ ★OCTOBER 21
VINA ROBLES WINERY Annual Swiss Days & Grape Stomp
★ ★NOVEMBER 4
CASTORO CELLARS SLOFolks Presents: Tony Furtado
Indoor show with doors opening at 6:30pm, A joyous afternoon of taking in the beautiful wine show starts at 7:30pm, $20 country views as you mash grapes underfoot and www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE savor traditional Swiss food. Embark on a culinary trip through Switzerland as you explore a variety of tradi- NOVEMBER 4 tional Swiss dishes such as Raclette, Älplermagronen, Fog Catcher Vertical Tasting Bratwurst, Cervelat & Vermicelle paired with Vina Niner Wine Estates, Paso Robles Robles estate wines. Throughout the afternoon, guests 6-8pm, $150, $125/members are invited to participate in the grape stomp and www.ninerwine.com, 805-226-4893 imprint their feet on a souvenir t-shirt to take home. NOVEMBER 3-5 Paso Robles, www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812
30th Annual Downtown Lighting Ceremony Christmas & holiday lights will illuminate the way to this year’s holiday festivities in City Park. Mrs. Claus will arrive and light the downtown, inviting all to share in the holiday joy. Live music, speeches, candlelight caroling, free cookies & hot chocolate. Free admission. 5:30pm. Paso Robles Downtown City Park www.pasoroblesdowntown.org
★ ★DECEMBER 2
VINA ROBLES WINERY Illuminated Evening Launch your holiday season at their annual Illuminating Evening. Paso Robles www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 ★ ★DECEMBER 2
EBERLE WINERY A Black Tie Special Event to Celebrate the Holidays
★ ★DECEMBER 15
EBERLE WINERY Concert in the Caves: Lila McCann
Lila McCann is an American country music singer who made her debut at age sixteen with the single “Down Came a Blackbird.” Reaching a peak of No. 28 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, the song was the first release from her album Lila, which became the highest-selling album for a debut country music act in all of 1997 & was certified platinum in the United States. Paso Robles, www.eberlewinery.com, 805-238-9607 DECEMBER 16
27th Annual Victorian Teddy Bear Tea
The Snow Queen & King, Mrs. Clause, Santa Claus, the elves & Victorian friends invite local youth and their families to the Annual Victorian Teddy Bear Tea. Event features music, storytelling, gingerbread cookie decorating, candy canes, pictures to color & door prizes. Seating is limited, so get your tickets in advance! 2-4pm, $15, $8/children Paso Robles Park Ballroom, Paso Robles www.pasoroblesdowntown.org, 805-238-4103
Eberle Winery welcomes esteemed Chef, Justin Monson, to host the annual black-tie holiday dinner in the caves. It’s an honor for Eberle Winery as Club 33 and the 21 Royal at Disneyland are two of the highest rated & most sought-after dining experiences in the state. Members’ guests are sometimes placed on waiting lists for years before they are allowed access to into these exclusive clubs. With attention to detail & ONGOING HEARST CASTLE TOURS consistent drive for excellence, we know Chef Monson Led by an experienced guide, tour Hearst Castle and will make for a very memorable evening in the festive encounter the majesty and beauty of this historical Eberle caves. treasure. $150 $120/members, 6pm 800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.org Paso Robles, www.eberlewinery.com, 805-238-9607
cayucos/cambria/ morro bay
Weekend in Downtown Paso
EVERY OTHER SATURDAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 16 Sip, savor & learn about the Paso Robles Downtown DECEMBER 2 Music in the Meadow 56th Annual Holiday Light Parade wineries over three days. Each tasting room will offer Stolo Family Vineyards, Cambria, 4-6pm VINA ROBLES Enjoy the sights & sounds of the holiday spirit with a limited selection of their wines as well as a special www.stolofamilyvineyards.com, 805-924-3131 Ron White an illuminated parade featuring an array of light • Sept 2: Molly Pasutti & Friends Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White performs. This show offering of food or entertainment. Discover the unique spectacles from local businesses. A variety of awards variety of Downtown Paso! Downtown Paso Robles • Sept 16: Jill Knight is for mature audiences. 7pm, $45-$65 will be given for best in show. Join Santa & Mrs. Claus Wineries. Paso Robles, www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 and watch downtown light up with holiday spirit! www.downtownpasowine.com SEPTEMBER 8 Downtown Paso Robles, 7pm www.pasoroblesdown2nd Annual Taste of the Grove ★ ★OCTOBER 27-28 ★ ★NOVEMBER 12 town.org, 805-238-4103 Enjoy food demos, educational opportunities, local EBERLE WINERY EBERLE WINERY dishes, mixology, wine & brewery pairings. Haunted Caves ★ 8, 15 ★DECEMBER Concert in the Caves: Dean Sams Packing Shed, Morro Bay, 6-9pm Come if you dare to the Haunted Caves at Eberle As founder, writer, keyboardist & backing vocalist for VINA ROBLES WINERY www.avomargfest.com, 805-741-9004 Winery! Decorated & lit by a team of professionals, the multi-platinum selling group, Lonestar, Dean Sams Wine Club Holiday Open House the 16,000 square feet of underground caves are SEPTEMBER 9 has unquestionably established his position atop the Yuletide cheer will be aplenty at our December turned into a frightening delight recommended for Avocado & Margarita Festival Nashville music scene. Doors open at 6:30pm, First act Signature Club Pick-up parties. The Hospitality Center trick-or-treaters 8 years old & older. Wine available for Enjoy food, drink, live music, arts & crafts, vendors at 7pm, Dean Sams at 8pm, will be brimming with a festive air as members enjoy purchase by the glass or by the bottle. Just ask for & fun! Paso Robles, www.eberlewinery.com, 805-238-9607 small bites, latest releases & wine specials. Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 10am-7pm the Ca-BOO-Nay! All money raised goes directly to the Paso Robles, www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 www.avomargfest.com, 805-772-4467 Kinship Center, helping kids heal and thrive. 5-9pm, NOVEMBER 11 Elegant Evening Downtown ★ ★DECEMBER 9 $5 donation SEPTEMBER 30 Enjoy elegance, Paso Robles style — sip world-class Paso Robles, www.eberlewinery.com, 805-238-9607 EBERLE WINERY wines, relish good food & take a stroll along one Concerts on the Bay: Elektric Voodoo with Holiday Open House of the most beautiful and romantic places in all of ★ ★OCTOBER 28 Feel the spirit of the season as they celebrate the most Rick Estrin & The Nightcats California, downtown Paso Robles. Event features live On the Bay between Giovanni’s Fish Marker & STAX, BROKEN EARTH WINERY wonderful time of the year! Marvel at two beautifully mannequins by Class Act Dance Studio, carriage rides, Morro Bay Live Music Saturdays: Wood decorated Christmas trees & Gary’s train, enjoy hot dancers, singers, musicians. Free open house with www.morrobay.org, 2-4:30pm Paso Robles, 1-4pm, 805-239-2562 apple cider & seasonal treats, explore the tasting room refreshments and entertainment provided. 5-8pm in www.brokenearthwinery.com & caves with the hospitality Eberle Winery is known Downtown Paso Robles, for. Special sale & gift packs will help you cross off of www.pasoroblesdowntown.org, 805-238-4103 OCTOBER 28 your Christmas lists! Live holiday music by the Jingle Golden Oak Honey Festival ONGOING NOVEMBER 24 Belles will get you in the spirit! Fall is in full swing, so what better time to relax in Bike, Hike and Kayak Trips Holiday Craft Bazaar Paso Robles, www.eberlewinery.com, 805-238-9607 the “pass of the oaks” than beautiful October, when Explore with Central Coast Outdoors. Bike the Pacific Just in time for the holidays, the Holiday Craft Bazaar DECEMBER 9 fall colors show their brilliance? Bring the entire family Coast Highway, hike Big Sur and kayak. Trips include features arts, crafts & handmade goods from local 31st Annual Vine Street Victorian Christmas to City Park featuring antiques, collectibles, arts, transportation, picnic lunch and knowledgeable purveyors. Visit the variety of booths stationed in the crafts, food & bee keeping seminars. Free admission. guide(s). park and search for that hard-to-find craft you’ve been Showcase 9am-3pm, Paso Robles Downtown City Park, www. Vine Street, Paso Robles, 6-9pm $79-$119 Bike rentals available. Call 888-873-5610 for looking for. 10am-4pm. Free admission, Paso Robles pasoroblesdowntown.org Downtown City Park, www.pasoroblesdowntown.org www.pasoroblesdowntown.org, 805-238-4103 reservations. www.centralcoastoutdoors.com ★ ★OCTOBER 27
san luis obispo
ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3
Enjoy live music & food truck offerings. Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards, San Luis Obispo www.kelseywine.com, 805-595-9700, 1:30-4:30pm • Sept 2: Back Bay Betty • Sept 3: Tres Mojitos • Sept 3: Ricky Montijo • Sept 9: Pat & Vance from Resination • Sept 10: Catalina Eddy & The Blue Keys • Sept 16: Jeff Kea’na’aina • Sept 17: Burning Bad & Cool • Sept 23: Jill Knight • Sept 24: Ghost/Monster ONGOING THURSDAYS
San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market
Farmers’ Market brings the community together to shop for fresh produce, sample San Luis Obispo’s delectable and varied cuisine, browse local shops, listen to live music. 6-9pm, www.downtownslo.com, Closed Thanksgiving & Rainy Days ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER
Sunset in the Garden
Wolff Vineyards, San Luis Obispo, 5pm-sunset www.wolffvineyards.com, 805-781-0448, free SEPTEMBER 3
Join them knowing that 15% of all wine sales will go to local non-profit Zoo to You. Food for purchase: Grilled chipotle burgers, bacon hot dogs, & gourmet toppings from Paso Catering. 12-5pm Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards, San Luis Obispo www.kelseywine.com, 808-595-9700
Music on the Patio Tolosa Winery, San Luis Obispo, 3-6pm www.tolosawinery.com, 805-782-0500
★ ★SEPTEMBER 24
BAILEYANA WINERY Sunday-Funday
Holiday Mixer Tolosa Winery, San Luis Obispo, 5-8pm www.tolosawinery.com, 805-782-0500
Holiday Open House Tolosa Winery, San Luis Obispo, 11am-2pm www.tolosawinery.com, 805-782-0500
Enjoy an afternoon of wine & music. The Hurricane Kitchen food truck will be cooking up a storm at 12pm & the local favorite Tipsy Gypsies will be playing from 1-3pm. www.baileyana.com, 805-269-8200 FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH THROUGH NOVEMBER Art in the Park SEPTEMBER 24 Dinosaur Caves, Shell Beach, 10am-4pm Pinot & Paella www.artintheparksshellbeach.com, 805-704-7083 Tolosa Winery, San Luis Obispo, 11am-2pm www.tolosawinery.com, 805-782-0500 SEPTEMBER 23-24
★ ★SEPTEMBER 27
BAILEYANA WINERY Vino Vinyasa Yoga & wine? What a great pairing! A complimentary yoga class at 4:30pm followed by live tunes by local favorite Shane Stoneman. Wine by the glass & food available to purchase from Javed Kabab Paradise food truck. www.baileyana.com, 805-269-8200 ★ ★OCTOBER 29
BAILEYANA WINERY Sunday-Funday
Still Frothy Surf Festival
Pismo Beach, www.classiccalifornia.com ★ ★SEPTEMBER 28
STEPHEN ROSS WINE CELLARS Winemaker Dinner Stephen Ross will be pairing wines with food from esteemed chef, Joe White of Willow Nipomo, on the rooftop terrace of Sea Crest Hotel to build excitement for Joe’s new restaurant opening. Sea Crest Hotel, Pismo Beach www.stephenrosswine.com, 805-594-1318
Enjoy an afternoon of wine & music. The Hurricane Kitchen food truck will be cooking up a storm at 12pm & Bear Market Riot will be playing from 1-3pm ONGOING WEDNESDAYS www.baileyana.com, 805-269-8200 Ice Cream Creating — A Family Affair! The Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab Show is a live SEPTEMBER 7 SEPTEMBER 29 performance that involves the whole audience! Live Summer Concert: The Turkey Buzzards Schoolhouse Rocks Concert Series: Proxima performances every Wednesday 7pm. Invent a new We know just how thirsty you are by the time Thursday Parada flavor and watch it being made. rolls around, join them for live music, great wine& Silver Horse Winery, San Luis Obispo, 6-9pm www.docburnsteins.com, 805-474-4068 delicious food! Wine available for purchase by the glass www.silverhorse.com, 805-467-9463 or bottle. Food available for purchase from Bear & the ONGOING SATURDAYS Wren. Biddle Ranch Vineyards, San Luis Obispo OCTOBER 15 Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market www.biddleranch.com, 805-543-2399, 5-7pm Wine & Cheese Experience Farm fresh produce & flowers, art show and live Tolosa Winery, San Luis Obispo entertainment in the Arroyo Grande City Hall parking lot SEPTEMBER 8 www.tolosawinery.com, 805-782-0500 at 214 East Branch Street. 12-2:30pm Sips & Songs www.arroyograndevillage.org, 805-473-2250 Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening with C&C Wine, local OCTOBER 20 food by Haute Skillet and Hurricane Kitchen & live muSchoolhouse Rocks Concert Series: Tipsy ★ ★SEPTEMBER 3 sic by Bear Market Riot! Wine and food sold separately. Gypsies Claiborne & Churchill. San Luis Obispo, 5:30-7:30pm LAETITIA VINEYARD & WINERY Silver Horse Winery, San Luis Obispo, 6-9pm Live at Laetitia: Two for the Road www.claibornechurchill.com, 805-544-4066 www.silverhorse.com, 805-467-9463 Come out with friends & family & enjoy the sounds SEPTEMBER 8 of Two for the Road while you sip on Laetitia & NADIA NOVEMBER 3 Music on the Patio: Loren Radis wines. Bring a picnic & stay for a game of bocce! Progressive Winemaker Dinner Tolosa Winery, San Luis Obispo, 3-6pm 1-4pm Tolosa Winery, San Luis Obispo, 5-9pm www.tolosawinery.com, 805-782-0500 Arroyo Grande, www.laetitiawine.com, 805-481-1772 www.tolosawinery.com, 805-782-0500 SEPTEMBER 8, 16, 22, 30 SEPTEMBER 10 NOVEMBER 3 Winemaker for a Day Wine, Women & Shoes Schoolhouse Rocks Concert Series: Tolosa Winery, San Luis Obispo, 9am-1pm Please join Talley Vineyards at Wine Women & Shoes Damon Castillo www.tolosawinery.com, 805-782-0500 event benefiting RISE, “Respect, Inspire, Support, Silver Horse Winery, San Luis Obispo, 6-9pm Empower.” SEPTEMBER 15 www.silverhorse.com, 805-467-9463 Avila Beach Resort, Avila Beach, 1-5pm Music on the Patio: Amy Estrada www.talleyvineyards.com, 805-489-0446 NOVEMBER 5 Tolosa Winery, San Luis Obispo, 3-6pm Schoolhouse Rocks Concert Series & Sunday www.tolosawinery.com, 805-782-0500 SEPTEMBER 10 Brunch: Megan Steinke Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concert ★ ★SEPTEMBER 21 Silver Horse Winery, San Luis Obispo, 10am-2pm Series ALAPAY CELLARS www.silverhorse.com, 805-467-9463 Cuesta Ridge, Bluegrass-Injected Americana-rock Winemaker Dinner Enjoy free outdoor Sunday summer concerts with food, Rustic dining experience at one of the premier venues NOVEMBER 5 drinks & ice cream available. 1pm Primera Release Party on the Central Coast Holland Ranch, San Luis Obispo, 6-9pm, $125 Rotary Bandstand, Heritage Square Park, Arroyo Grande Tolosa Winery, San Luis Obispo www.alapaycellars.com, 805-595-2632 www.AGVillageConcerts.com, 805-473-2250 www.tolosawinery.com, 805-782-0500
Monarch Dunes Golf Course, Nipomo, 10am-4pm, free www.monarchdunesgolf.com, 805-343-9459x104 ★ ★SEPTEMBER 16
LAETITIA VINEYARD & WINERY Pinot & Paella
A casual summer afternoon on the Laetitia Estate House lawn, where they feature various seasonal paellas prepared outdoors by Patty & Consuelo of Paellas & Tapas alongside Laetitia & NADIA Wines for a perfect al fresco summer meal. 1-4pm, $45, $40/ members, RSVP Arroyo Grande, www.laetitiawine.com, 805-474-7641 SEPTEMBER 22-23
80th Annual Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival Arroyo Grande, www.agharvestfestival.com
★ ★SEPTEMBER 27-28
LAETITIA VINEYARD & WINERY Wine Club Pick-Up Party
Wine Club Members enjoy a casual evening where you can taste the wines in your September Club, pick up your shipments & enjoy food by Fire & Wine Catering & live music both nights! This is a great time to take advantage of your 30% discount! Arroyo Grande, www.laetitiawine.com, 805-474-7641
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
santa maria foxen canyon/los olivos ★ ONGOING THURSDAYS
COSTA DE ORO WINERY Music Thursdays
Santa Maria, 5-7pm www.cdowinery.com, 805-922-1468 ONGOING LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH
Friday Night Winemaker Series at Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
A local guest winemaker will mingle with guests while pouring his or her wine, during the dinner service. Chef Chris Joslyn will create the nightly specials to pair with the wines that the featured winemaker will pour. No reservation or cost to participate. Dinner reservations are highly recommended. 2879 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos www.losolivoscafe.com, 805-688-7265
★ ★EVERY FIRST AND LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH THROUGH OCTOBER
FIRESTONE VINEYARD Summer Concert Series
Enjoy food, wine & live music. Also featuring Big Tom’s Backyard BBQ famous tri-tip sandwiches offered for purchase, so come hungry! No RSVP required. No cost to attend. No outside alcohol please, 6-9pm Los Olivos, www.firestonewine.com, 805-688-3940 • Sept 1: LiveWire • Sept 29: The Fossils • Oct 6: T-Bone Ramblers • Oct 27: Dusty Jugz ★ ★ONGOING LAST SUNDAY OF MONTH
ZACA MESA WINERY AND VINEYARD Sunday Concert Series
12-3pm, Free www.zacamesa.com, 805-688-9339 x 308
★ ★ONGOING SATURDAYS
COSTA DE ORO WINERY Saturdays at CDO! Live music, complementary cheese selection w/wine bottle purchase. Santa Maria, 5-7pm, www.cdowinery.com, 805-922-1468
★ ★ONGOING FRIDAYS
COSTA DE ORO WINERY Friday Night Wine Downs at CDO! Wine by the glass, bottle or tap.
★ ★SEPTEMBER 2
COQUELICOT ESTATE VINEYARD Wine Club Pick Up Party Los Olivos, www.coquelicotwines.com, 805-688-1500 ★ ★SEPTEMBER 2
ZACA MESA WINERY Live Music: Sean Wiggins Come spend your Labor Day at Zaca Mesa for an afternoon full of complimentary live music from Sean Wiggins! This event is free for everyone, so bring your friends, pack a picnic & buy a bottle of wine to enjoy for a great afternoon. 1-4pm, free Los Olivos, www.zacamesa.com, 805-688-9339x306 SEPTEMBER 9
Summer Concerts: The Molly Ringwald Project Presqu’ile Winery, Santa Maria. 5-9pm, $20 www.presquilewine.com, 805-937-8110 • Sept 1: Steel Pulse • Sept 9: The Molly Ringwald Project • Sept 30: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
★ ★SEPTEMBER 17
FIRESTONE VINEYARD Harvest Pick Up Party Spend the afternoon sipping on barrel samples & snacking on festive fall bites. Get up close & personal with the harvester, the machine that makes the magic happen & learn all about our harvesting process straight from the source. Live, old-school instrumental funk music will be provided by local favorites Funker and a Cool. The Fall Firestone Wine Club wines will be available for pick up at the party & they will be featuring exclusive offers on additional wine purchases at the party as well! 2-5pm Los Olivos, www.firestonewine.com, 805-688-3940 ★ ★SEPTEMBER 30
ZACA MESA WINERY Farm to Table Family style dinner. 5:30-8pm, $145/members, $165 Los Olivos, www.zacamesa.com, 805-688-9339x306 OCTOBER 6-9
Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest Weekend Four days of wine tasting throughout Santa Barbara wine vineyard tours, tastings, seminars, winemaker dinners, tasting room pairings & other wine trail events. www.celebrationofharvest.com, 805-688-0881
Christmas on the Trail Two days of wine tasting on the historic Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Get your passport to visit 13 wineries in the Santa Maria – Santa Ynez Valleys, sampling wine accompanied with small bites, cheese, charcuterie & chocolate. firstname.lastname@example.org
santa ynez/solvang ★ ★EVERY THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH THROUGH OCTOBER
LINCOURT VINEYARDS 2017 Summer Concert Series
Harvest Winemaker Dinner with Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards The Landsby’s Mad & Vin invites you to celebrate the Santa Barbara County Harvest Festival weekend with a special harvest menu paired to a flight of Lucas & Lewellen wines. This special winemaker dinner is limited to 40 guests. The Landsby, Solvang, 6pm www.llwine.com, 805-688-3121
los alamos/lompoc/ buellton ★ ★ONGOING WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY
TERRAVANT—THE WINERY RESTAURANT
Live Music Enjoy food, wine & live music. Also featuring Big Tom’s 6-9pm, Buellton Backyard BBQ famous tri-tip sandwiches offered for 805-686-4742. email@example.com purchase, so come hungry! No RSVP required. No cost www.avantwines.com to attend. No outside alcohol please. 6-9pm Solvang, www.lincourtwines.com, 805-688-8554 ★ ★ONGOING SATURDAYS OCTOBER 14 • Sept 15: The Low Down Dudes ZOTOVICH WINERY The Great Grape Stomp • Oct 20: The Rincons Food Truck and Entertainment Voted one of the central coast’s best wine events is Happy Hour all day! Enjoy $5 glasses of AVA wines ★ ★FRIDAY NIGHTS THROUGH AUGUST fun for the entire family--and yes you get to stomp 11am-5pm, Zotovich Tasting Room LUCAS & LEWELLEN VINEYARDS grapes right in the vat! Enjoy a catered meal, grape www.zotovichvineyards.com, 805-736-1600 Summer Fridays stomping, music by ever famous Molly Ringwald Drop by the Tasting Room for a Wine Down of wine, Project, games, raffles & of course wine. Kalyra Winery, ONGOING FRIDAYS (YEAR ROUND) cheese & live music! 5:30-7:30pm Santa Ynez. 12-5pm Lompoc Farmers Market Solvang, www.llwine.com, 805-686-9336 www.kalyrawinery.com, 805-693-8864, Farmers and vendors gather every Friday afternoon in Old Town Lompoc (Corner of South I St & West Ocean ONGOING WEDNESDAYS OCTOBER 18 Ave) to sell fresh-picked seasonal produce, fresh cut Solvang Farmer’s Market Solvang 3rd Wednesday Beer & Wine Walk flowers, succulents, baked goods and more. The Market Fresh produce, flowers and foods. First Street, Solvang. 2:30-6:30pm (summer hours) www.sbfarmersmarket.org Just $20 per person, which includes a ticket to sample runs year round, rain or shine, from 2-5pm (winter hours) and 2-6pm (Spring through Fall). 805-735-6716 two wines at five participating wine and/or beer ONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAYS tasting rooms, a specialty logo glass & a map to help ★EVERY WEDNESDAY Solvang Wine & Beer Walk you navigate your way through all of the fun! Various ★ TERRAVANT – THE WINERY RESTAURANT Sample two wines at five participating wine tasting locations throughout Solvang. 3-7pm Industry Nights with featured Winemakers rooms, a specialty logo glass and a map to help you www.solvangusa.com, 805-688-6144 Buellton, 5pm-closing, Discounts with Industry navigate your way through all the fun! 21+ only $20, credentials. 3-7pm. www.solvangthirdwednesday.com NOVEMBER 15 www.avantwines.com, 805-686-4742 Solvang 3rd Wednesday Beer & Wine Walk ONGOING THURSDAYS Just $20 per person, which includes a ticket to sample SEPTEMBER 8 Wandering Dog Wine Bar two wines at five participating wine and/or beer Standing Sun LIVE Blind Tasting Thursdays An intimate night of great music, food & wine! Challenge your palate while having fun with friends and tasting rooms, a specialty logo glass & a map to help you navigate your way through all of the fun! Various Standing Sun Wines, Buellton, 7:30pm, $65, $90/VIP learning about wine. All tastings are red wine only and www.standingsunwines.com, 805-691-9413 locations throughout Solvang, 3-7pm. include 4 half glasses of wine. Tasters will match up varietals, regions, alcohol %, vintage and price points to www.solvangusa.com, 805-688-6144 SEPTEMBER 9 each wine. You can make it as serious or as casual as Harvest Mission Life Day DECEMBER 2-3, 10-11 you’d like. No reservations needed, 4-7pm Come stomp grapes & thresh wheat at the end-ofShop, Mingle & Jingle www.wanderingdogwinebar.com, 805-686-9126 the-season harvest & enjoy other traditional Mission Solvang welcomes holiday shoppers with special activities from yesteryear. SEPTEMBER 15-17 events and entertainment. Discounts & deals at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, Lompoc 81st Annual Celebration Solvang merchants of all sorts, such as art shops and www.lapurisimamission.org, 805-733-3713, 11am-2pm of Solvang Danish Days galleries; book-sellers; wine tasting rooms; wine and Celebrate Solvang’s Danish heritage with food, beer bars; clothing, shoes and accessories boutiques; SEPTEMBER 23 music, dancing, parades & more. Relax in the wine Harvest Party & Wine Club Release Party home furniture, décor and hardware; jewelers & & beer garden, enjoy the free rock concert, shop Tunes, grub & plenty of vino! antique stops; and restaurants, bakeries and specialty and much more. Solvang, www.solvangdanishdays.org Buscador, Buellton food stores, plus free parking. www.buscadorwine.com, 805-242-5206 SEPTEMBER 20 www.solvangusa.com, 805-688-6144 Solvang 3rd Wednesday Beer & Wine Walk NOVEMBER 11 Just $20 per person which includes a ticket to sample DECEMBER 9-10 Harvest Party Julefest Beer & Wine Walk two wines at five participating wine and/or beer 13th annual Wine Club Harvest Party celebrating harTwo-day wine and beer tasting passport at more than tasting rooms, a specialty logo glass & a map to help vest with great wines & great times. The L&L Harvest you navigate your way through all of the fun! Various 13 wine tasting rooms in Solvang. Save your email Party gives wine club members an excuse to gather for locations throughout Solvang. 3-7pm. confirmation, it is your ticket to enter the event. Casa barrel & tank sampling, a wine swirling contest, live www.solvangusa.com, 805-688-6144 Cassara, Dascomb Cellars, Lions Peak Vineyards, Lucas music production tours & general harvest reverie! The & Lewellen, Lucky Dogg Winery, Olive House, Pace Wine American Cancer Society will join us to answer those ★ ★SEPTEMBER 30 Tasting, Presidio Winery, Royal Oaks, Sevtap Winery, questions about whether red wine really can promote DRAGONETTE CELLARS good health. No charge to wine club members. $55 Sort This Out Cellars, The Good Life, Toccata, Wandering Wine Club Pick Up Party per guest. RSVP required. Lucas & Lewellen Winery, Dog Wine Bar. 11am-4pm. www.solvangusa.com, They decided to plan the Fall Pick Up Party at the Buellton, 1-4pm 805-688-6144 Winery, as they will be in the middle (or tail end) of www.llwine.com, 888-777-6663 harvest! Some Pinots & Syrahs should still be bubbling DECEMBER 20 away on the floor & whites in barrel. It will be a Solvang 3rd Wednesday Beer & Wine Walk great time to see how the winery works & to taste Just $20 per person, which includes a ticket to sample through new fall releases. Expect to see the 2015 two wines at five participating wine and/or beer ONGOING THURSDAYS single vineyard Sauvignon Blancs, the new Chardonnay Rita’s Crown, new 2015 Pinot Noirs (Radian!) along with tasting rooms, a specialty logo glass & a map to help Pali Santa Barbara Tasting Room Happy Hour you navigate your way through all of the fun! Various some other surprises. Enjoy $5 glasses of fresh wine from the tap locations throughout Solvang, 3-7pm Buellton, 10:30am-1:30pm, $10/members, $20 4-8pm, Pali Wine Co, Santa Barbara www.dragonettecellars.com, 805-693-0077 www.solvangusa.com, 805-688-6144 www.paliwineco.com, 805-560-7254
Taste of the Town It’s that time of year again to celebrate as more than 800 caring individuals gather for Santa Barbara’s original food & wine tasting fundraiser – The Arthritis Foundation’s Taste of the Town. Celebrating its 35th year, Taste of the Town brings together over 35 participating restaurants & wineries to help raise money to support the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to improve lives & conquer arthritis. Riviera Park Gardens, Santa Barbara, 12-3pm www.zacamesa.com, 805-5863-4685
SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 2
Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest A Santa Barbara Wine Country Weekend www.sbcountywines.com. Check website for details.
Opening Night Food & Wine Tasting Celebration of Harvest Weekend The Fess Parker, Doubletree Resort, Santa Barbara www.sbcountywines.com, 7-9:30pm
VENTURA COUNTY ★ ★ONGOING FIRST WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH
CANTARA CELLARS Barrel Sample Weekend Camarillo, cantaracellars.com, 805-484-9600 ★ ★ONGOING DAILY
FOUR BRIX WINERY Pizza and Wine at the BrixHouse Continuing the tradition, gourmet pizza will be available daily in the BrixHouse. Not just your plain cheese pizza, which will be available. These gourmet pizzas may include roasted artichokes, proscuitto, spinach, specialty cheeses, even a gluten free option. Menu varies monthly, but one thing will never change – how great they taste with wine! Stop by the BrixHouse and enjoy some pizza and wine with the BrixHeads! Ventura, firstname.lastname@example.org www.fourbrixwine.com, 805-256-6006 ★ ★ONGOING SUNDAYS
FOUR BRIX WINERY Sunday Morning Yoga Wine Down in the Cellar Join them every Sunday morning at Four Brix Winery for their Sunday Wine Down. Jessy from Ventura Pop Up Yoga will lead an hour long vinyasa flow at 11:45am. This is the perfect mid-day yoga option in an intimate setting. $10. Ventura, email@example.com. www.fourbrixwine.com, 805-256-6006 ONGOING THURSDAYS
Tantalizing Thursdays $5 glasses of wine, you choose. 6-9pm Food trucks the first & third Thursdays Thousand Oaks, Sunland Vintage Winery. www.sunlandvintagewinery.com, 805-379-2250
ONGOING SECOND & LAST FRIDAYS
Entertaining surprises, 6-9pm, Thousand Oaks Sunland Vintage Winery. www.sunlandvintagewinery.com, 805-379-2250 SEPTEMBER 7-10
17th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival Check website for events & locations. www.OjaiStoryFest.org
71st Annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days Celebration Continued from page 57 8:00–11:00 p.m. Dance with Richard Diaz Band: featuring country-western and popular tunes to kickup your heels at the Men’s Club. Tickets at the door are $10 per person (21 and over only please); combo Chili Dinner/Dance $15. No host, full service cash only bar available. Saturday, September 23, 7:00–10:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at the Men’s Club, 429 Leslie Street: $10 adults and $6 children (under age 12) sponsored by and benefiting the Los Alamos Valley Grange. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Car Show “Deeply Rooted in the Community” Bringing Vintage, Imports, Rods, Customs, Race Cars and Motorcycles to downtown Los Alamos along Bell Street (Hwy 135). Info and entry forms at www.losalamosvalleyolddays.com 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Peddlers Mart, Artisan Faire & Food Booths featuring arts & crafts, collectibles and more along Bell Street (Hwy 135). 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (or until food runs out)! Tri-Tip Beef Sandwich BBQ: hosted by the Los Alamos Foundation to support “Summer in the Park” youth at the Men’s Club, 429 Leslie Street. Tri-tip Sandwich $8. Cash only bar with beer, sodas, water sold separately. 2:30 p.m. Awards Presentation for Los Alamos Old Days Car Show in Ferrini Park, corner of Bell & Centennial Street 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Old Days Silent Auction and “Happy Hour” at the Men’s Club. All proceeds support LAVMC youth activities. More than 80 items on offer including gift baskets, wines and collectibles. Light fare also will be available for purchase. No-host full cash bar and music. (21 & over only please). Sunday, September 24, 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Pancake Breakfast at Los Alamos Valley Senior Center, 690 Bell Street. Flapjacks, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. $7 adults and $3 children (under age 12). 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Los Alamos Valley Old Days Stampede 5K Run/Walk. Meet in Ferrini Park. Awards in 5 divisions (Male & Female- 10 & under, ages 11-19; ages 20-39; ages 40-59 and
ages 60+). $20 per runner. All proceeds benefit Cal Swoosh Basketball, a non-profit organization providing opportunities for youth. 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Non–Denominational Worship Service in Ferrini Park, led by Rev. Warren Einolander from the Cottonwood Community Fellowship, Los Alamos. All ages welcome. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (note new time this year) Peddlers Mart, Artisan Faire and Food Booths along Bell Street (Hwy 135). 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Greatest Little Small Town Parade starts at Bell Street (Hwy 135) & Augusta Street and continues west down Bell Street, ending at St. Joseph Street. 2017 Grand Marshal is Jim McCullar. Parade announcer is Los Alamos resident Laura Kath of Mariah Marketing. Free to participate, apply by 9/10/17—Entry forms at http:// losalamosvalleyolddays.com/index.php/ parade/ 12:15 -2:30 p.m. Tri-Tip Beef BBQ at the Men’s Club. Includes delicious grilled beef, beans, bread & fresh salsa. Adults $10, seniors age 55+ and kids (under age 10) for $8 each. Cash only bar with beer, sodas, water sold separately. 3:00 p.m. Chicken Poop Bingo Finale at Los Alamos Valley Senior Center, 690 Bell Street. Find out where three chickens will do their “do” for the first, second and third times on a 4’x8’ area. Only 512 tickets available for $5 each (advance purchase recommended). More info call Sheryl Woods at 805-588-7421 or firstname.lastname@example.org 3:00 p.m. Celebration concludes. For more information go to www. LosAlamosValleyOldDays.com
PASO ROBLES AREA WINERIES
Clayhouse Wines FS Cellars Open by appointment only Open Thu-Sun 11-6 Aaron Wines 2180 W Centre Street, Shandon; 805-238-7055 1337 Vendels Circle, Paso Robles; 805-226-8989 Open Fri-Sun 11-5:30 Clos Solene Wines Falcon Nest Winery 3050 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-369-2037 Open by appointment only Open daily 10-7:30 Adelaida Cellars 3050 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-296-0478 5185 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-0227 Open daily 10-5 Croad Vineyards Field Recording 5805-Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-8980 Open Thu-Mon 11-5 Open daily 11-5 3550 Vinedo Robles Lane, Paso Robles; 805-226-9899 460 Marquita Ave, Paso Robles; 805-503-9660 Alta Colina ★ BROKEN EARTH Open Thu-Sun 11-5 First Crush Winemaking Cypher Winery Open daily 10-5 2725 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-4191 Open daily 11-6 Open by appointment only 5625 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-239-2562 3750 Hwy 46 West, Templeton; 805-237-0055 2975 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-434-2772 AmByth Estate Burbank Ranch Open by appointment only D’Anbino Cellars Four Lanterns Winery Open Fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-5 Open Thu-Mon 11-6 Open Thu-Mon 11-5, Tue-Wed by Appt 510 Sequoia Lane, Templeton; 805-305-9497 5685 El Pomar Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-0631 710 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-227-6800 2485 West Hwy 46, Paso Robles; 949-300-5437 ★ ANCIENT PEAKS WINERY ★ CALCAREOUS VINEYARD Daou Vineyards Four Sisters Ranch Open Thu-Mon 11-5:30 Open daily11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 22720 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita; 805-365-7045 3430 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles 2777 Hidden Mountain Road, Paso Robles 2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel; 805-467-2417 805-239-0289 Anglim 805-226-5460 Fratelli Perata Caliza Winery Open Thu-Mon 11-6 or by appointment Open Thu-Mon 10-4:30 Dark Star Cellars Open Thu-Sun 11-4:30 or by appointment 740 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-227-6813 Open daily 10-5 1595 Arbor Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-2809 2570 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1480 2915 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-296-9463 AronHill Vineyards Frolicking Frog Caparone Winery Open daily 11-5 Denner Vineyards & Winery Open Thu-Sat 12-5 Open daily 11-5, closed Wed 3745 W. Hwy 46, Templeton; 805-434-3066 Open by appointment only 739 12th Street, Paso Robles; 805-466-0779 2280 San Marcos Road, Paso Robles; 805-467-3827 5414 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-239-4287 Arroyo Robles Frolicking Frog Carina Cellars Open daily 11-7 Derby Wine Estates Open by appointment only Open Fri-Mon 11-5 Open daily 11-6 1240 Park Street, Paso Robles; 877-759-WINE 14490 San Miguel Road, Atascadero; 805-466-0779 3525 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-252-0860 525 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles; 805-238-6300 Asuncion Ridge Gelfand Vineyards Carmody McKnight Estate Wines Diablo Paso Open by appointment only Open daily 12:30-6, Fri-Sat until 8 Open daily 10-5 Open Sun & Mon 11:30-6; Thurs 11:45-8, Fri-Sat 11:45-10 5530 Dresser Ranch Place; Paso Robles 725 12th Street, Paso Robles; 805-237-3780 11240 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-9392 827 13th Street, Paso Robles; 805-975-6185 805-239-5808 August Ridge Cass Vineyards Doce Robles Giornata Wines Open Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 10-5:30 Open by appointment only 8790 E. Highway 41, Creston; 805-239-2455 7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-1730 2023 Twelve Oaks Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-4766 470 Marquita Ave, Paso Robles; 805-434-3075 B & E Vineyards Domaine Degher ★ CASTORO CELLARS ★ GLUNZ FAMILY Open Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5:30 Open daily 10-6 6950 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-286-5835 8650 Centra Road, Paso Robles; 805-296-2562 1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton; 805-238-0725 8331 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-238-1400 Barr Estate Winery Donati Family Vineyard Graveyard Vineyards Cayucos Cellars Open Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Open daily 10-5 Open Thu-Mon 11-5 Open daily 11-5:30, closed Tue 6950 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-286-5835 2720 Oak View Road, Templeton 6990 Estrella Road, San Miguel; 805-467-2043 131 N Ocean Avenue, Cayucos; 805-995-3036 805-238-0676 Barrel 27 Wine Co GreMark Vineyards Cellar 360 Open daily 11-5 Donatoni Winery Open by appointment only Open Fri-Sun 10-5 or by appointment 3525 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1245 Open Sat-Sun 12-5 or by appointment 5325 Rancho La Loma Linda, Paso Robles 7000 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-226-7133 3225 Township Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-0620 Bassetti Vineyards 805-237-0154 Cerro Prieto Open by appointment only Dover Canyon Winery Grey Wolf Cellars Open by appointment only 1191 North Green Valley Road, Cambria; 805-927-1925 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5:30 3432 Los Tablas Willow Creek Rd, Paso Robles 4520 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-0101 Bella Luna 2174 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805-237-0771 805-226-8448 Dubost Winery Fri-Mon 10-5 Grizzly Republic Wines Changala Winery Open Fri-Sun 11-5 1850 Templeton Road, Templeton; 805-434-5477 Open daily 12:30-6, Fri-Sun to 7 Open Fri-Mon 11-5 9988 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8463 840 13th Street, Paso Robles; 678-372-7288 3770 Willow Creek Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9060 ★ BIANCHI WINERY Dunning Vineyards Estate Halter Ranch Vineyard Open daily 10-5 Chateau Lettau Open Thu-Mon 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open Thu-Mon 1-7, Fri-Sat 1-8 3380 Branch Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9922 1953 Niderer Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-4763 8910 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9455 840 13th Street, Suite G Black Hand Cellars Tooth and Nail Winery Paso Robles; 805-238-6800 Hammersky Vineyards Open daily 11-5 Open Wed-Mon 11-6 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 766 Main Street, Suite B, Cambria; 805-927-9463 Chateau Margene 3090 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-369-6100 7725 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-239-0930 Open Fri-Mon 11-5 Bodegas Paso Robles ★ EBERLE WINERY 4385 La Panza Road, Creston; 805-238-2321 Hansen Vineyard Open daily 12:30-6, Fri-Sat to 8 Winter: open daily 10-5, Summer: open daily 10-6 Open Fri-Sun 11-5 729 13th Street, Paso Robles; 805-237-3780 Chronic Cellars 3810 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-238-9607 5575 El Pomar Drive, Templeton; 805-239-8412 Open daily 11:30-5:30 Bon Niche Cellars Écluse Wines 2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr, Paso Robles; 805-237-7848 Harmony Cellars Open by appointment only Open Fri-Sun 11-4 Summer 10-5:30, Winter 10-5 Cinquain Cellars 2627 Golden Eagle Way, San Miguel; 805-286-7798 1520 Kiler Canyon Road; Paso Robles; 805-238-4998 3255 Harmony Valley Road, Harmony; 805-927-1625 Open by appointment only Booker Vineyard Enfold Wines 6404 Independence Ranch Place, San Miguel Hearst Ranch Open Thu-Sun 11-5 Open by appointment only 805-400-5978 Open daily 11-5 2640 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-7367 855 Windwood Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-2856 442 SLO San Simeon Road, San Simeon; 805-927-4100 Clautiere Vineyard ★ BRECON ESTATE Open Thu-Mon 11-5 Hearthstone Vineyard ★ EOS Open daily 11-5 1340 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles Open Thu-Mon 11-5 Open daily 10-5 7450 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-239-2200 805-237-3789 5070 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-2544 2300 Airport Road, Paso Robles; 805-591-8050 Brian Benson Cellars Clavo Cellars Herman Story Wines Epoch Estate Wines Open Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 12-5 Open Thu-Sun 11-4 or by appointment Open daily 11-4 315 South Main Street, Templeton; 805-226-0174 1227 Paso Robles Strett, Paso Robles; 805-237-2400 2915 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-296-9463 7505 York Mountain Road, Templeton; 805-237-7575
Brochelle Vineyards Open Fri-Sun; 11-5 2323 Tuley Court #130, Paso Robles 805-237-4410 ext, 1 Brochelle Vineyards Open daily 11-5 6996 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles 805-237-4410 ext. 2
Hidden Oak Open Fri-Sun 11-5 4671 South El Pomar, Templeton; 805-237-9315 Hope Family Wines Open Thu-Mon 10-4 1585 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-4112 Hug Cellars Open Tues & Wed by appt., Thu-Mon 11-5 2323 Tuley Road, Paso Robles; 805-226- 8022
★ HUNT CELLARS Open daily 10:30-5:30 2875 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1600 J&J Cellars Open Fri-Sun 11-5 2850 Ranchita Canyon, San Miguel; 805-467-2891 J Dusi Wines Open daily 11-5 1401 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805-226-2034 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Open daily 10-5 6169 Airport Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-8900 Jack Creek Cellars Thu-Mon by Appt only 5265 Jack Creek Road, Templeton; 805-226-8283 Jada Winery Open daily 11-4:45 5620 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-226-4200 Justin Winery Open daily 10-5 11680 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles 805-238-6932 Kaleidos Fri-Sun 11-5 3770 Willow Creek, Paso Robles; 805-226-0828 Kiamie Wine Cellars Open daily 11-5 9750 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8333 Kukkula Fri-Sun 11-5 9515 Chimney Rock Road, Templeton; 805-227-0111 L’Aventure Winery Thu-Sun 11-4 or by Appt 2815 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-1588 Lago Giuseppe Open by appointment only 8345 Green Valley Road, 46W, Templeton 805-237-7300 Laraneta Vineyards Open by appointment only 2602 Templeton Road, Templeton; 805-434-5090 Law Estate Wines Open daily 10-4 by appointment only 3885 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles 805-226-9200 LDT Cellars Open Mon, Wed, Thu 11:30-6, Fri-Sun 11-8 831 13 th Street, Paso Robles; 805-712-8883 Le Cuvier Open daily 11-5 3333 Vine Hill Lane, Paso Robles; 800-549-4764 Le Vigne Winery Sun-Thu 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6 5115 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-4000 Linne Calodo Open by appointment only 3030 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-0797 Locatelli Open Fri-Sun 1l-4 8585 Cross Canyons Road, San Miguel; 805-467-0067
Loma Linda Vineyards Open by appointment only 5155 Rancho La Loma Linda Drive, Paso Robles 805-227-7172 Lone Madrone Open daily 10:30-5 5800 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-0845 LXV Wine Lounge Open Thu-Sun 1-7 1306-B Pine Street, Paso Robles; 530-763-3821 McPrice Open daily 11-5 3525 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1245 Maloy O’Neill Open daily 10-5 5725 Union Road, Paso Roble; 805-238-6430
★ MICHAEL GILL CELLARS Open Fri-Sun 11-5 4125 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-1668 Midnight Cellars Winter: open daily 10-5, Summer: open daily 10-5:30 2925 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-8904 Minassian-Young Open Thu-Mon 11-5 4045 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-7571 Mitchella Vineyard Thu-Sun 12-5 or by Appt 2525 Mitchella Ranch Way, Paso Robles; 805-239-8555 Mondo Cellars Open daily 11-6 3260 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles 805-226-2925 Moonstone Cellars Open daily 11-5 801 Main Street, Suite, Cambria; 805-927-9466 Nadeau Family Vintners Open Fri-Sun 11-5 3860 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-3574 Nicora Winery By appointment only 2945 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-400-0039 Niner Wine Estates Open daily 10-5 2400 Highway 46 West, Paso Robles; 805-239-2233 ★ OPOLO VINEYARDS Open daily 10-5 7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-9593 ONX Winery Open Thu-Mon 10-4 2910 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-434-5607 Oso Libre Winery Open Wed-Mon 11-5 7383 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-3378
★ PARRISH FAMILY
Open Thu-Mon 1-6:30, Fri-Sat 1-7:30 1220 Park Street, Paso Robles; 805-286-4028 Pasolivo Open Thu-Mon 10-6 • 1229 Park Street, Paso Robles; 805-226-8800 Open daily 11-5 • 8530 Vineyard Dr., Paso Robles; 805-227-0186 Paso Port Wine Co. Open Thu-Mon 11-5 95 Booker Road, Templeton; 805-239-2229 Paso Robles Wine Club Open daily 10-6 800 Pine St, Suite 101, Paso Robles; 866-238-6400 Paso Underground Open Fri-Sat 1-7, Sun 1-5, or by appointment 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-237-0799
WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCES Jada Winery
Visit Jada’s open air tasting room and the friendly staff will guide you through two different pairing flights of all-estate wines. Try the “Reserve” or “Signature” pairings with artisans cheeses selected from the area’s best gourmet cheese shop, Vivant. Then finish your visit by sampling Jada’s Tuscan-style estate olive oil produced from a blend of over 300 Frantoio, Leccino, Maruino, Manzanillo, Pandolino, & Mission olive trees located on the estate. 5620 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, (805) 226-4200
San Antonio Winery
Welcome to the Riboli family’s Italian bistro. Chef Dustin prepares a daily array of fresh dishes to pair with their artisan wines. • Daily Wine Tasting $5 • Artisan Wine Tasting $10 • Cheese Plate $13 • Chicken Caesar Salad $12.50 • Combination Pizza $14.50 • Meatball Sandwich $10 And many more! Bistro Hours 11am-4:30pm 2610 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles, (805) 226-2600
Broken Earth Winery Tasting Room & Cafe
Enjoy the beautiful Tasting Room & a bite of Australia in the Café! Now proudly serving delicious, freshly baked Australian meat and veggie pies from the Bronzed Aussie with flaky crusts & delicious savory fil ings. Offering fresh salads, panini sandwiches and a full service espresso bar, featuring oak wood roasted coffee from Mr. Espresso. Relish in the assortment of specialty foods and foodie products that they carry. The Tasting Room is open daily 10am-5pm and the Café is open Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. 5625 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles, (805) 239-2562
Eos Indulge in a Wine and Cheese Pairing
Your experience includes a selection of five wines hand selected to pair perfectly with five delicious cheeses. The pairing attendant will give a description of each wine and cheese as you are guided through the pairing. No reservations are necessary. $15 per person. Private Seated Tasting and Lunch also available $35pp, with advance reservations. 2300 Airport Road, Paso Robles, (805) 591-8050
Opolo Vineyards Join in for Pairings on the Patio!
Served Daily 11am-4pm: Enjoy Opolo wine with an expanded menu. Featuring Fire- Roasted Pizzas, Artisan Cheeses, guest favorite Cevapi sausage, salads prepared fresh from our garden as well as various house made sausages and cured meats served with estate made accompaniments. Inquire for the Chef’s Special for a lunch sure to delight. 7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles (805) 238-9593
Loring Wine Company New Cookie + Wine pairing!
Tasty cookies have been added to the exciting line-up of Loring wines. The flight includes both sweet and savoy cookies that have been taste tested many times to compliment the flavors of the Pinots, Chardonnays and Divergence blend. Cookies include Lemon Pistachio, Cherry Almond, Goat Cheese Gouda and Chocolate Carmel and more (by Mela Foods). 420 East Hwy 246, Buellton (805) 691-1300, www.loringwinecompany.com
★ PEACHY CANYON WINERY Open daily 10-5:30 1480 North Bethel Road, Templeton; 805-239-1918 Pear Valley Open daily 11-5 4900 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-2861
RN Estate Winery Tablas Creek Open by appointment only Open daily 10-5 7986 North River Road, Paso Robles; 805-610-9802 9339 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1231 Robert Hall Winery ★ TACKITT FAMILY Winter: open daily 10-5, Summer: open daily 10-6 Open Fri-Sun 12-5 3443 Mill Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-1616 6640 Von Dollen Road, San Miguel; 805-467-9490 Rockin’ R Wine Terry Hoage ★ PELLETIERE ESTATE Open Fri-Sun 11-5 Open Thu-Mon 11-4 Open Thu-Mon 11-5, Tue-Wed by appointment 8500 Union Road, Suite C, Paso Robles; 805-835-8529 870 Arbor Road, Paso Robles, 805-238-2083 3280 Township Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-9432 Rocky Creek Cellars Thacher Winery Penman Springs Open daily 11-5 Open Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointment Open Thu-Sun 11-5 8687 Apple Road, Templeton; 805-238-1919 8355 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-0087 1985 Penman Springs Drive, Paso Robles Rotta winery Tobin James Cellars 805-237-7959 Open daily 10:30-5:30 Open daily 10-6 Per Cazo Cellars 250 Winery Road, Templeton; 805-237-0510 8950 Union Road, Paso Robles Open by appointment only Roxo Port Cellars 805-239-2204 5325 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-4949 Open Fri-Mon 11-5 Tolo Cellars Pianetta 4385 La Panza Road. Creston; 805-238-2321 Open Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointment Open Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 9750 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-2282 ★ S AN ANTONIO WINERY 829 13th Street, Paso Robles; 805-226-4005 Open daily 10-6: Tasting Room, Bistro & Gift Shop Treana Winery Pipestone 2610 Buena Vista, Paso Robles; 805-226-2600 Open Thu-Mon 10-4 Open Thu-Mon 11-5 1585 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles San Marcos Creek 2040 Niderer Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-6385 805-238-4112 Open daily 11-5 Pithy Little Wine Co. 7750 North Hwy 101, Paso Robles; 805-467-9260 Turley Wine Cellars Open Mon-Fri 12-6, Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5 Open daily 9-5 Sarzotti Winery 1244 Pine Street, Suite B, Paso Robles; 805-546-1059 2900 Vineyard Drive, Templeton; 805-434-1030 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appointment Poalillo Vineyards 180 Bella Ranch Road, Templeton; 805-226-2022 Twilight Cellars Open daily 11-5 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 Sculpterra Winery 7970 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-0621 110 Orchard Hill Road, San Juan Bautista Open daily 10-5 805-238-7143 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8881 Pomar Junction Venteux Vineyards Open daily 11-5 Seven Oxen Open daily 10-5 5036 South El Pomar Drive, Templeton; 805-238-9940 Open Thu-Sat 12-5, Sun 11-4 1795 Las Tablas Road, Templeton; 805-369-0127 1313 Park Street, Paso Robles; 805-704-0959 Powell Mountain Cellars Via Vega Vineyard & Winery Open Fri 12-5, Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4 or by appointment Sextant Wines Open Fri-Sat 11-4, Sun 11-2, or by Appt 3050 Blue Rock Rd, Paso Robles; 805-434-8097 Open daily 10-5 2378 Adobe Road, Paso Robles; 805-423-2190 2324 Hwy 46W, Paso Robles; 805-542-0133 Proulx Victor Hugo Winery Shadow Run Vineyard Open Thu-Mon 11-5 Open by appointment only Open Fri-Sun 10:30-5 5424 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-226-2800 2850 El Pomar Drive, Templeton; 805-434-1128 2720 La Panza Road, Creston; 805-227-0554 ★ P.S. CELLARS Villicana Winery Shale Oak Winery Open Fri-Sun 11-5 Open Thu-Sun 11-5; Open daily 10-5 13350 River River Rd. San Miguel; 805-610-0905 2725 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles 3235 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-4800 805-239-9456 Rabbit Hole Sharp’s Hill Open daily 11-6, weekends open late Villa Creek Cellars Mon-Thu 4-9, Fri-Sat 4-11 1244 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-286-4692 Open Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appointment 835 12th Street (Poured at Vinoteca), Paso Robles 5995 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles 805-227-7154 Rabbit Ridge 805-238-7145 Open Thu-Sun 11-5 Soaring Hawk Vineyards Villa San-Juliette 1172 San Marcos Road, Paso Robles; 805-467-3331 Open daily 11-5 Open Thu-Mon 11-5, Tue-Wed by appointment 4255 Vista Del Lago, Santa Margarita Ranchero Cellars 6385 Cross Canyon Road, San Miguel; 805-550-0522 805-365-3000 Open Fri & Sat 1-7, Sun 1-5 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-423-3765 Stacked Stone Cellars ★ VINA ROBLES Open Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5 Winter: open daily 10-5, Summer: open daily 10-6 Ranchita Canyon Vineyard 1525 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-7872 3700 Mill Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-4812 Open Fri-Mon 11-5 Stanger Vineyards 3439 Ranchita Canyon Road, San Miguel Vines on the Marycrest Open daily 11-5 805-467-9448 Open Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 10-4 7970 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-0621 5050 Mustard Creek Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-0378 Rangeland Wines Stanger Vineyards Vino Vargas Open by appointment only Open Sat-Sun 11-5 Open by appointment only 10-5pm 10425 Klau Mine Road, Paso Robles; 805-674-9232 5225 Hwy 41 (at Creston Road), Creston; 805-238-4777 950 Indian Dune Road, San Miguel; 805-369-1440 Rendarrio Vineyards Starr-Ranch Winery Vintage Cowboy Open Fri-Sun 11-5 Open by appointment only Open Sat-Sun 11-5 2323 Tuley Court, Suite 110, Paso Robles; 805-610-7659 9320 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-0144 10 East Pozo Road, Santa Margarita; 805-286-7172 ★ RED SOLES Vista Del Rey Steinbeck Open daily 11-5 Open most Sundays 11-5 or by appointment Open Thu-Mon 11-5 3230 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9898 7340 Drake Road, Paso Robles; 805-467-2138 5940 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-1854 Rio Seco Westberg Cellars Still Waters Vineyards Open daily 11-5 Open Fri-Sun 12-3 Open Thu-Mon 11-5 4295 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-8884 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-238-9321 2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles; 805-237-9231 RiverStar Vineyards Whalebone Vineyard Summerwood Winery Open Thu-Mon 11-5 Open Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5:30 Open daily 10-5, Sat-Sun until 6 8325 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-239-9020 7450 Estrella Road, San Miguel; 805-467-0086 2175 Arbor Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-1365
Wild Coyote Winery Open daily 11-5 3775 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-610-1311
★ WILD HORSE WINERY Open daily 11-5 1437 Wild Horse Winery Court, Templeton 805-434-2541 Windward Vineyard Open daily 10:30-5 1380 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles 805-239-2565 Zenaida Cellars Open daily 11-5 1550 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805-227-0382 ZinAlley Open Fri-Sun 11-5 3730 Hwy 46 West, Templeton; 805-238-0959
SAN LUIS OBISPO WINERIES ★ ALAPAY CELLARS Open daily 10:30-6 415 First Street, Avila Beach 805-595-2632 Autry Cellars Open daily 11-5 5450 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo 805-546-8669 ★ BAILEYANA, TANGENT & MYTH TASTING ROOM Open daily 10-5 5828 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-269-8200 Barnwood wine Open daily 11-5 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande 888-809-VINE Biddle Ranch Vineyard Open Thu-Mon 11-5 2050 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo 805-543-2399 Bishop’s Peak Open daily 10:30-4:30 3031 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande; 805-489-0446 Center of Effort Wine Open by appointment only 2199 Corbett Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande 805-782-9463 Cerro Caliente Open Fri-Sun 11-5 831 A Via Esteban, San Luis Obispo; 805-544-2842 ★ CHAMISAL VINEYARDS Open daily 10-5 7525 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-541-9463 Chateau Margene Open daily 12-7 845 Embarcadero, Unit G, Morro Bay 805-225-1235 Claiborne & Churchill Open daily 11-5 2649 Carpenter Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo 805-544-4066 Clesi Wines Open Fri-Sun 11-5 1850 Calle Joaquin Road, San Luis Obispo 805-286-5073 Cuvee Champagne Bar Open Fri 4-10, Sat 1-10, Sun 12-7 550 1st Street, Avila Beach; 805-727-4144 Edna Valley Vineyard Open daily 10-5 2585 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo 805-544-5855
Filipponi Ranch Cellars Open Sat-Sun 12-4 1800 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo; 805-903-3567 Kelsey See Canyon Open daily 11-5:30 1947 See Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo 805-595-9700 Kynsi Winery Thu-Mon 11-5 2212 Corbett Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande 805-544-8461
★ LAETITIA VINEYARDS Open daily 11-5 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande 805-481-1772 Luis Wine Bar Mon-Thu 3-11, Fri 3-midnight, Sat 12-midnight, Sun 12-11 1021 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo; 805-762-4747 Monarch Grove Winery Open Thu-Mon: Mar-Oct 12-6, Nov-Feb 12-5 180 Hwy One, Grover Beach; 805-709-4875 Monterey Street Wine Co. Open Tue-Wed 1:30-7, Thu-Sat 1:30-9 1255 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo; 805-541-1255 Morovino Open Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-6 76 Landing Passage, Avila Beach; 805-627-1443 ★ NADIA WINE Open daily 11-5 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande 805-481-1772 Peloton Cellars Open Mon, Thu, Sat 12-6, Fri 12-8, Sun 11-4 470 Front Street, Avilia Beach; 805-627-1080 Phantom Rivers Open Sun-Thu 12-5 , Fri 12-9, Sat 12-7 211 East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande; 805-481-WINE Piedra Creek Winery Open by appointment only 6425 Mira Cielo Drive, San Luis Obispo, 805-541-1281 Sans Liege Wines Open Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8 870 Price Street, Pismo Beach; 805-773-2770 Saucelito Canyon Open daily 10-5 3080 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo 805-543-2111 Sextant Wines Open Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10-5 1653 Old Price Cnyn Road, San Luis Obispo 866-833-WINE Silver Horse Open Thu 12-5, Fri 12-6, Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5 6985 Ontario Rd, San Luis Obispo; 805-467-9463 Sinor-Lavallee Wines Open Thu-Mon 12-6 550 1st Street, Avila Beach; 805-459-9595 ★ STEPHEN ROSS WINE CELLARS Open Thu-Sun 11-5 178 Suburban Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-594-1318 ★ TALLEY VINEYARDS Open daily 10:30-4:30 3031 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande, 805-489-0446 Taste of the Valleys Open Sun-Thu 12-9, Fri-Sat 12-10 911 Price Street, Pismo Beach; 805-773-8466 Tolosa Winery Open daily 11-5 4910 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-782-0500
Wolff Vineyards Open daily 11-5 6238 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-781-0448 William James Open Sun-Thu 12-9, Fri-Sat 12-10 911 Price Street (at Taste of the Valleys), Pismo Beach 805-773-8466
SANTA MARIA /FOXEN CANYON WINERIES
Tantara Vineyard Open by appointment only 4747 Ontiveros Lane, Santa Maria; 805-938-5051 Tres Hermanas Winery Open daily 10-5 9660 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-8451 Wine Country Open Thu-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6 130 North Broadway Street, Suite A; Orcutt 805-688-9339
★ ZACA MESA WINERY ★ ANDREW MURRAY Open daily 10-4 Open daily 10:30-5:30 6905 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-9339 5249 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos 805-696-9604 LOS ALAMOS WINERIES Ca’ Del GreVino Open Tue-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-7 Bedford Winery 400 East Clark Avenue, Orcutt, 805-937-6400 Open daily 11-5 Cambria Estate Winery 448 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-344-2107 Open daily 10-5 ★ BELL STREET FARM 5475 Chardonnay Lane, Santa Maria, 805-938-7318 Open Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun-Mon 11-5 Core Wine 406 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-344-4609 Open Mon & Wed-Sun 12-6; Casa Dumetz Wines 145 South Gray Street, Suite 103, Orcutt; 805-937-1600 Open Thu 12-7, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-6 ★ COSTA DE ORO 388 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-344-1900 Open daily 11-6, Fri until 8 Frequency Wines 1331 South Nicholson Avenue, Santa Maria Open Fri-Sun 12-6 805-937-1468 488 Bell Street, Suite B, Los Alamos; 805-344-1222 Cottonwood Canyon Municipal Winemakers Open Thu-Mon 11-5, closed: Tue & Wed Open Fri-Sun 12-7 3940 Dominion Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-8463 423 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-931-6864 Demetria Open by appointment only ★ MARTIAN RANCH & VINEYARD 6701 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-686-2345 Open Wed-Sun 11-5 9110 Alisos Canyon Road, Los Alamos; 805-344-1804 Fess Parker Open daily 10-5 6200 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-1545 LOS OLIVOS WINERIES
Brophy Clark Cellars Open daily 11-5 2905 Grand Ave (at Los Olivos Tasting Room) Los Olivos; 805-929-4830 Byron Open daily 11-5 2367 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-938-7365 Carhartt Vineyard Open daily 11-5 2990-A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-0685 Carina Cellars Open daily 11-5 2900-A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-2459 Cinque Stelle Open Thu-Mon 11-5 2982-Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-686-4101 Consilience Open daily 11-5 2923 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-691-1020
★ COQUELICOT Open Sun-Fri 11-5, Sat 10-5 2884 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-1500 Daniel Gehrs Winery Winter: open daily 10-5, Summer: open daily 10-6 2939 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 800-275-8138 Dreamcote Wine Co. Open Fri-Mon 11-5 2933 San Marcos Avenue, #107, Los Olivos 805-691-1200 ★ DRAGONETTE Open Thu-Mon 11-5 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-693-0077 Epiphany Cellars Open daily 11-5:30 2974 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 866-354-9463 Evans Ranch Open daily 10-5 2901 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-0558 Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company Open daily 11-9 2466 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Suite C; Los Olivos 805-694-2252
Alexander & Wayne ★ FIRESTONE VINEYARD Open daily 11-6 Open daily 11-5 2922 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-9665 5000 Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos, 805-688-3940 Foxen Vineyard ★ ANDREW MURRAY Open daily 11-4 Open daily 11-5 7200 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-4251 2901 Grand Avenue, Suite A (Tasting Room), Los Olivos ★ J LUDLOW VINEYARD Golden Bear Wines 805-693-9644 Open daily 11-5 Open Wed-Sun 11-5 2890 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-8989 Arthur Earl 2115 South Blosser, Suite 114, Santa Maria Open daily 11-6 Kaena Wine 805-623-5956 2922 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-693-1771 Open daily 11-5 Kenneth Volk Vineyards 2890 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-451-6037 Artiste Open Thu-Mon 10:30-4:30, Tue-Wed by appointment Open daily 11-5:30 Lane Tanner Wines 5230 Tepusquet Road, Santa Maria; 805-938-7896 2948-E Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-686-2626 Open daily 11-5 Koehler 2905 Grand Ave (at Los Olivos Tasting Room) Beckmen Vineyards Open daily 10-5 Los Olivos; 805-688-7406 Open daily 11-5 5360 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-693-8384 2670 Ontiveros Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-8664 ★ LARNER VINEYARD & WINERY La Fenêtre Open daily 11-5 Bernat Open by appointment only 2900 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-8148 Open daily 11:30-8 2705 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Maria, 310-977-5615 2879 Grand Avenue (at Los Olivos Café), Los Olivos Presqu’ile Wine ★ LOS OLIVOS TASTING ROOM 805-794-5217 Open Fri 11-6, Sat-Thu 11-5 Open daily 11-5 BIEN NACIDO 5391 Presquile Drive, Santa Maria; 805-937-8110 2905 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-7406 Open Thu-Mon 11-5 Rancho Sisquoc Refugio Ranch Vineyards 2963 Grand Avenue, Unit B, Los Olivos; 805-318-6640 Open Mon-Thu 10-4, Fri-Sun 10-5 Open Thu-Mon 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6 6600 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-934-4332 Bin 2860 2990 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-5400 Open Sun-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-8 Riverbench Vineyards Saarloos & Sons 2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-693-8537 Open daily 10-4 Open daily 11-6 6020 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria, 805-937-8340 2971 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-1200 Blair Fox Cellars Open Fri-Sun 12-5 or by appointment Samsara Sagebrush Annie’s 2902 San Marcos Avenue, Suite B, Los Olivos Open Thu-Mon 11-5 Open Sat-Sun 11:30-5 805-691-1678 2466 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-331-2292 4211 Hwy 33; Maricopa; 661-766-2319 Brander Vineyard Semler Malibu Family Sierra Madre Vineyard 2401 Refugio Road, Los Olivos Open Thu-Tue 11:30-5 Open by appointment only 2363 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-8105 Winter daily 11-4, Summer daily 10-5; 805-688-2455 2570 Prell Road, Santa Maria; 805-922-3100
Stolpman Vineyards Huber Cellars ★ BUSCADOR Open Fri-Sun 11-5 Open daily 11-5 Open Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 11-4 or by appointment 140 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-242-5206 2434 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-0400 4892 Hapgood Road, Lompoc; 805-736-3854 Tensley/Lea Wines Jalama Wines ★ CHOLAME Open Fri-Sun 11-5 Open Fri-Sun 12-5 or by appointment Open Fri-Sun 11-5 140 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-610-1122 2900 Grand Avenue, Suite B, Los Olivos; 805-688-6761 308 North 9th Street, Suite C; Lompoc; 805-735-8937 Clos Pepe Tercero Wines JCR Vineyard Open Thu-Sun 11-5 Open Thu-Mon 12-5 Open by appointment only 1505 E Chestnut Ave (at Taste of Sta. Rita Hills), Lompoc 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Suite 104, Los Olivos Jalama Cañon Ranch, Lompoc, www.jcrvineyard.com 805-735-8774 805-245-9584 Ken Brown Wines Cold Heaven Cellars Tessa Marie/ E&T Wines Open Thu-Mon 11-4:30 Open Fri-Mon 12-5 Open Thu-Mon 11:30-5 157 West Hwy 246, Buellton; 805-688-9400 92 Second Street, Ste A, Buellton 2901-C Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-6081 Kessler-Haak 805-686-1343 Open Fri-Sun 12-5 ★ TORETTI FAMILY Conarium Wines 300N. 12th Street Ste 4D, Lompoc; 805-735-2283 Open Thu-Mon 12-5:30 Open Fri-Sun 12-5 2933 San Marcos Avenue, Suite 101, Los Olivos Lafond Vineyard 1591 E. Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 202-257-2171 805-688-8002 Open daily 10-5 Crawford Family Wines 6855 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton; 805-688-7921 Tre Anelli Open Fri-Sun 12-5, weekdays by appointment Open daily 11-5 ★ LAMONTAGNE WINERY 92 Second St, Stes G & H, Buellton; 805-698-3889 2923 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-686-3000 Open Fri-Sun 12-5 D’Alfonso Curran Verdad & Ethan 1509 East Chesnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-291-6643 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-5 La Vie Vnyds 4457 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc; 805-739-WINE 2963-B Grand Ave (at Qupé Wines), Los Olivos Open Fri-Sun 11-5 D’Vine 805-686-4200 308 No 9th Street, Ste D, Lompoc; 805-291-2111 Open Tue-Thu 3-9, Fri-Sat 3-11 Zinke Wine Co. Longoria Wines 107 Ocean Ave, Lompoc; 805-735-8771 Open daily 11-5 Open daily 11-4:30 Dierberg Estate/Star Lane 2366 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-691-9718 415 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc Open daily 11-5 866-759-4637 1280 Drum Canyon Road, Lompoc; 866-652-8430 LOMPOC/BUELLTON WINERIES ★ LORING WINE COMPANY De Su Propia Alma Rosa Open Thu-Mon 10-4:45 Open by appointment only Open daily 11-4 420 East Hwy 246, Buellton; 805-691-1300 1591 East Chestnut Court, Ste A, Lompoc 181-C Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-691-9395 805-345-9355 Lutum Wines Ampelos Cellars Open by appointment only Fiddlehead Cellars Open Thu-Sun 11-5 300 N. 12th St. Unit 1-C, Lompoc; 805-345-6544 Open Fri 12-5, Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4 312 No 9th St, Lompoc; 805-736-9957 1597 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-742-0204 Melville Vineyard Arcadian Winery Open daily 11-4 Flying Goat Cellars Open Thu-Fri 1-4pm, Sat-Sun 12-4 5185 East Hwy 246, Lompoc; 805-735-7030 Open Thu-Mon 11-4 1515 E Chestnut Ave, Ste B, Lompoc; 805-737-3900 1520 East Chestnut Court, Unit A, Lompoc Montemar Wines Artisan Uprising 805-736-9032 Thurs & Sun 12-5, Fri & Sat 12-7 Open Thu-Mon 11-5 1501 E Chesnut Ct, Ste. E, Lompoc; 805-735-5000 1505 E Chestnut Ct, Ste. E, Lompoc; 805-208-7206 ★ FOLEY ESTATES Moretti Wine Company/Taste of Sta Rita Hills Open daily 10-5 Ave Winery Open Thu-Sun 11-5 6121 East Hwy 246, Lompoc; 805-737-6222 Open Fri-Sun 12-5 1595 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-735-4400 300 No 12th St. Suite 4C, Lompoc; 805-430-5685 Helix Mosby Winery Open Fri-Sun 12-5 Babcock Winery Open Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10-5 140 Industrial Way; Buellton; 805-693-8864 Winter: open daily 10:30-4, Summer: daily 10:30-5 9496 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton; 805-688-2415 5175 E Hwy 246, Lompoc; 805-736-1455 Hitching Post Wines New Vineland/Pierdrassi Open daily from 4-9:30 Bratcher Winery Open Fri-Sun 12-5 406 East Hwy 246 (Hitching Post Restaurant), Buellton Open Fri-Sun 11-5 1501 E Chestnut Ave, Lompoc; 805-736-6784 805-688-0676 1515-B E. Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-737-3900 Pali Wine Co. Holus Bolus / Black Sheep Finds Brewer-Clifton Open Sat-Sun 11-4, Mon-Thu or by appointment Open Fri-Sun 11-4 Open Sat-Sun 12-5 and by appointment • 1036 West Aviation Drive, Lompoc; 805-736-7200 329 No F Street, Lompoc; 805-735-9184 1500 E. Chestnut Ct., Lompoc; 805-637-1005 Open Thu-Sun 11-6, Fri & Sat 12-7, Mon 11-2 • 1501 East Chestnut Court, Ste. C, Lompoc 805-735-2354 Palmina Open Thu-Sat 11-5, Sun-Mon 11-4 1520 E Chestnut Court, Lompoc; 805-735-2030
Piedrasassi Wine & Bread Open by appointment only 1501-1503 East Chestnut Court, Ste A, Lompoc 805-736-6784 Point Concepción Wines Open by appointment only 1601 W Central Ave, Lompoc; 805-588-1545 Samsara Open Fri-Sun 12-5 1500 East Chestnut Court, Ste A, Lompoc 805-331-2292 Sanford Winery Open Sun-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sat 11-5 5010 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc; 805-735-5900 Scott Cellars Open Fri-Sun 12-5; 805-736-6161 316 North F Street, Lompoc Stolpman Vynds Open Fri-Sun 11-4 1700-B Industrial Way, Lompoc; 805-736-5000 Standing Sun Winery Open Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appointment 92 2nd Street, Ste D, Buellton; 805-691-9413 Sweeny Canyon Open by appointment only Buellton; 805-688-2415 Terravant Open daily 11-9 35 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-686-4742 Taste of Sta. Rita Hills Open Thu-Sun 11-5 1505 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-735-8774 Thorne Wines Open daily 11-9 (at Terravant The Winery Restaurant) 35 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-693-1483 Transcendence Open Fri-Sun 12-5ish 313 North F Street, Lompoc; 805-455-9589 Turiya Wines Open by appointment only 313 North F Street, Lompoc; 805-478-7016 Tyler Winery Open Fri-Sun 11-4 300 North 12th Street, Unit 4A, Lompoc; 805-741-7281
★ ZOTOVICH Open daily 11-5 300 North 12th Street, Suite 4B, Lompoc 805-736-1600
SOLVANG WINERIES Baehner-Fournier Vineyard Open Mon-Thu 1-8, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8 1539-C Mission Drive (at Wandering Dog), Solvang 805-688-7118 Blackjack Ranch Open Thu-Mon 11-5 2205 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-455-1412
Buttonwood Winery Open daily 11-5 1500 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-688-3032 Cali Love Wine Mon 11-7, Tue-Thu 12-7, Fri 12-8, Sat 11-8, Sun 11-7 1651 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-688-1678
★ CARIVINTAS WINERY Open Mon-Fri 12-7, Sat-Sun 11-7 476 First Street, Solvang; Dog & Kid Friendly 805-693-4331
★ CASA CASSARA
Open Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7:30 1607 Mission Drive Suite, 112, Solvang; 805-688-8691 Dascomb Cellars Open daily 12-7 1659 Copenhagen Drive, Suite C, Solvang 805-691-9175 Good Life Open Sun-Thu 12-8, Fri-Sat 12-10 1672 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-7111 Harrison-Clarke Open by appointment only 2825 Tapadero Road, Solvang; 805-686-0850
★ LINCOURT VINEYARDS Open daily 10-5 1711 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-688-8554 ★ LIONS PEAK VINEYARD Open Mon-Fri 11-7, Sat-Sun 11-8 1659 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-693-5466 Lucas & Lewellen Open daily 11-6 1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-686-9336 Lucky Dogg Winery Open Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7:30 1607 Mission Dr, Suite 102, Solvang; Dog & kid friendly 805-691-9774
Presidio Vineyard Open daily 11-6 1603 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-693-8585 Rideau Vineyard Open daily 10:30-5 1562 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-688-0717 Royal Oaks Thu-Mon 10-5 (10-7 third Wednesay of each month) 1582 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-693-1740 Rusack Vineyard Open daily 11-5 1819 Ballard Canyon Road, Solvang; 805-688-1278 Sevtap Winery Open Sun, Mon, Thu 11-8, Fri-Sat 11-9 1576 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-693-9200 Shoestring Winery Open Fri-Sun 10-4 800 East Hwy 246, Solvang; 800-693-8612 Sort This Out Cellars Open Sun-Thu 10-7, Fri-Sat 10-10 1636 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-688-1717 Toccata (Mandolina) Wines Open daily 11-5:30 1665 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-686-5506 Viking Garden Cellars Open daily 11-9 448 Alisal Road, Suite E; Solvang; 805-688-2670 Wandering Dog Open Mon-Thu 1-8, Fri 1-10, Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8 1539 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-686-9126
SANTA YNEZ WINERIES Bridlewood Estate Open daily 11-5 3555 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez; 805-688-9000 Carr Winery Open daily 11-6 3563 Numancia Street,#101, Santa Ynez; 805-688-5757
Brews & Spirits
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY BREWING COMPANIES 927 Beer Company – 821 Cornwall St, Cambria; 805-203-5265 Firestone Walker Brewing Co – 1400 Ramada Dr, Paso Robles; 805-225.5911
Open daily 12-7 Daily 11-6
(call ahead, may be closed for construction)
Libertine Pub – 1234 Broad St, San Luis Obispo; 805-548-2337 Little Tree Brewing – 191 S Oak Park Blvd #3, Grover Beach; 805-668-2038 Bang the Drum Brewery – 950 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo; 805-242-8372 BarrelHouse Brewing Company – 3055 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-296-1128 SLO Brew – 855 Aerovista Place, San Luis Obispo; 805-543-1843 Tap It Brewing Company – 675 Clarion Ct, San Luis Obispo; 805-545-7702 Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company – 462 E. Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, 474-8525 DISTILLERIES Bethel Road Distillery – 1266 N Bethel Rd, Templeton; 805-610-2178 Krobar Craft Distillery – 2174 CA-46, Paso Robles; 805-467-9463 Opolo Distillery – 7110 Vineyard Dr, Paso Robles; 805-238-9593 Pendray’s Distillery – 95 Booker Rd,Templeton; 805-239.2229 Re:Find Handcrafted Spirits – 2735 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles; 805-239-9456 Red Soles Stillhouse – 3230 Oakdale Rd, Paso Robles; 805-226-9898 Wine Shine – 3064 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-286-4453
Tue-Wed 4-9, Thu 4-10, Fri-Sat 11-11, Sun 11-8 Fri 3-10, Sat, 12-10, Sun 12-5 Mon-Thu 2-10, Fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 12-10 Mon-Thu 2-8, Fri-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-8 Opening Soon! Daily 12-8, Th-Sat 12-10 Sun-Wed 11-10, Thu-Sat 11-11 Opening soon! By appointment Sun-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-5:30 Mon 11-4, Thu-Sun 11-5 Daily 11-5 Daily 11-5 Fri-Sun opens at 1
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY BREWING COMPANIES Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company – 45 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-694-2252
Mon-Thu 1-9, Fri-Sun 11-9 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, 805-694-2252 Mon-Thu 1-9, Fri-Sun 11-9 137 Anacapa Street, Suite F, Santa Barbara; 805-694-2252 Sun-Thu 11-11, Fri-Sat 11-12 560 E. Betteravia Suite B, Santa Maria; 805-694-2252 Mon-Wed 11-9, Thu-Sat 11-11, Sun 10-9 Firestone Walker Brewing Company – 620 Murray Ave, Buellton; 805-697-4777 Mon-Thu 2-7, Fri-Sat 11-8 Hollister Brewing Company – 6980 Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta; 805-968-2810 Daily 11-10 Shanty Irish Brewing Co. – 241 S. Broadway St., Orcutt; 805-934-3777 Mon-Thu 11:30-11:30, Fri-Sat 11:30-2am, Sun 11:30-11 Pure Order Brewing – 41- N Quarantina St, Santa Barbara; 805-966-2881 Thu-Fri 3-7, Sat-Sun 12-7 Santa Barbara Brewing Company – 501 State St, Santa Barbara; 805-730-1040 Sun-Wed 11:30-11, Thu-Sat 11:30-2am Solvang Brewing Company – 1547 Mission Dr, Solvang; 805-688-2337 Daily 11am-2am Telegraph Brewing – 418 N Salsipuedes St, Santa Barbara; 805-963-5018 Tue-Thu 3-9, Fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-7
DISTILLERIES Ascendant Spirits Inc. – 37 Industrial Way, Suite 103, Buellton; 805-691-1000 Cutlers Artisan Spirits – 137 Anacapa Suite D, Santa Barbara; 805-845-4040
Fri 4-8, Sat-Sun 1-7 Thu 1-6, Fri-Sat 1-9, Sun 1-6
VENTURA COUNTY BREWING COMPANIES Casa Agria Specialty Ales – 701 N Del Norte Blvd #310, Oxnard; 805-485-1454 Thu-Fri 5-9, Sat 2-9, Sun 12-6 Five Threads Brewing Co – 31133 Via Colinas, Westlake Village; 805-457-5990 Wed-Thu 3:20-10, Fri 3:30-11, Sat 11:30-11, Sun 1-6 Institution Ale Company – 438 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo; 805-482-3777 Tue-Thu 4-10, Fri 1-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-6 Island Brewing Company – 5049 6th St, Carpinteria; 805-745-8272 Mon-Thu 2-9, Fri 12-10, Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9 Madewest Brewing Co. – 1744 Donlon St, Ventura; 805-947-5002 Mon-Wed 3:30-9, Thu 3:30-10, Fri 1-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-7 Poseidon Brewing Company – 5777 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura; 805-477-0239 Tue-Thu 4-9, Fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-7 Rincon Brewery – 5065 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria; 805-684-6044 Sun-Thu 11-9:30, Fri-Sat 11-10 Sundowner Brewery – 30961 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village; 818 706-1807 Thu-Fri 4:30-9, Sat 2-9, Sun 2-6 Surf Brewery – 4561 Market St, Ventura; 805-644-2739 Mon-Thu 4-9, Fri 1-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-7 Topa Topa Brewing Co. – 104 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura; 805-628-9255 Mon-Thu 12-9, Fri-Sat 12-10, Sun 11-8 Twisted Oak Tavern – 30105 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills; 818-735-0091 Mon-Thu 11:30-10, Fri 11:30-1am, Sat 11-1am, Sun 11-10 DISTILLERIES Birdview Distillery – 167 N Aviador St, Ste D, Camarillo; 310-435-1930
By appointment Sat 11-5
Central California Wines Open Wed-Sun 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-6 3553 Sagunto Street, Suite A, Santa Ynez 805-691-4094 Gainey Vineyard Open daily 10-5 3950 East Hwy 246, Santa Ynez; 805-688-0558 Imagine Wine Open daily 11-5 3563 Numancia Street, #103, Santa Ynez 805-688-1769 Kalyra Winery Open Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5 343 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez; 805-693-8864 Reeves Ranch Vineyard Open by appointment only 4000 West Oak Trail Road, Santa Ynez; 805-688-7245 Roblar Winery Open daily 11-5 3010 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez; 805-686-2603 Sunstone Open daily 11-5 125 Refugio Road, Santa Ynez; 800-313-9463 Vincent Vineyards Thu-Sun 11-4 2370 N. Refugio Road, Santa Ynez; 805-691-4200
SANTA BARBARA WINERIES Area 5.1 Open Mon-Thu 12-7, Fri-Sun 12-8 137 Anacapa Street, #B, Santa Barbara; 805-770-7251 Au Bon Climat Open daily 12-6 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-963-7999 Carr Winery Open Mon-Sat 11-8, Sun 11-6 414 North Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara 805-965-7985 Cebada Vineyard & Winery Open Thu-Sun 12-6 or later 5 E. Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-451-2570 Cent’Anni Open by appointment only 32 El Paseo, Santa Barbara; 805-686-8500 Conway Family Sun-Wed 12-8, Thu-Sat 12-9 217-G Stearns Wharf (at Deep Sea), Santa Barbara 805-618-1185
Corks n’ Crowns Open daily 11-6 32 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-845-8600 Cottonwood Canyon Open Fri-Mon 12-5 224 Anacapa Street, Suite 1A, Santa Barbara 805-963-1221 Deep Sea Tasting room Sun-Wed 12-8, Thu-Sat 12-9 217-G Stearns Wharf; Santa Barbara; 805-618-1185 Drake & Chatter WInes Open Mon-Fri 1-6, Sat-Sun 12-6 32 Anacapa Street #B/C; 805-680-4009 DV8 Cellars Open Sun-Mon, Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7 28 Anacapa Street, #C; 805-966-6601 Fox Wine Co. Open Thu-Mon 11-6 120 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara 805-699-6329 Grassini Family Open daily 12-6 813 Anacapa Street, #6, Santa Barbara; 805-897-3366 Happy Canyon Vineyard Open daily 12-6 30 El Paseo, Santa Barbara; 805-232-3549 Jaffurs Wine Cellars Open daily 11-5 819 East Montectio Street, Santa Barbara 805-962-7003 Jamie Slone Wines Open daily 12-6 23 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara 805-560-6555 Kalyra by the Sea Open Mon-Thu 12-7, Fri-Sun 12-8 212 State Street, Santa Barbara; 805-965-8606 Kunin Wines Open daily 11-7 28 Anacapa Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara 805-963-9633 Lafond Winery Open Sun-Thu 10-6, Fri-Sat 10-7 111 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara; 805-845-2020 Les Marchands Open Sun-Thu 11-10, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight 131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-284-0380
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Margerum Open daily 12-6 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-845-8435 Margerum Open daily 12-6 32 El Paseo, Santa Barbara; 805-845-8435 Municipal Winemakers Open daily 11-6 28 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-931-6864 Oreana Winery Open daily 11-5 205 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-962-5857 Pali Wine Company Open Mon-Thu 12-7pm, Fri 12-8, Sat 11-8, Sun 11-7 116 E. Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara; 805-560-PALI Riverbench Winery Open Mon-Sun 11-6 137 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-324-4100 Sanford Winery Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7, Tue by appointment 1114 State Street, #C, Santa Barbara; 805-770-7873 Santa Barbara Winery Open daily 10-5 202 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-963-3633 Santa Barbara Wine Collective Open Tue-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7, Sun 11-6 131 Anacapa Street, #C, Santa Barbara; 805-456-2700 Sanguis Wines Open Fri-Mon by appointment only 8 Ashley Avenue, Santa Barbara; 805-845-0920 Silver Wines Open by appointment only 724 Reddick Street, Santa Barbara; 805-963-3052 Standing Sun Open Thu-Sun 1-6 The Bodega, 16 E. De La Guerra, Santa Barbara 805-691-9413 Summerland Open daily 11-7 2330 Lillie Avenue, Summerland; 805-565-WINE The Valley Project Open Mon-Sun 12-7 116 E Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara; 805-453-6768 Vogelzang Vineyard Open by appointment only 1129 State Street, Suite 3E, Santa Barbara 805-568-0900
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VENTURA COUNTY WINERIES Aldabella Winery Open Fri 5-10, Sat 1-11, Sun 1-5 31111 Via Colinas, Westlake Village; 818-991-9463 Alma Sol Winery Open Fri 6-9, Sat 1-6, Sun 2-5 1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, #108, Thousand Oaks 818-231-2749 Back Patio Cellars Open Friday 4-7, Sat -Sun 11-5 930 Flynn Road, Camarillo; 805-388-3457 Bella Victorian Vineyard Open Wed-Thu 11:30-7, Fri-Sat 11:30-8, Sun 11:30-4 2135 East Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo; 805-383-8800 Camarillo Custom Crush Open Sat-Sun 11-5 300 South Lewis Road, Suite C, Camarillo 805-484-0597
★ CANTARA CELLARS Open Thu-Sun 11-6 126 North Wood Road, #104, Camarillo; 805-484-9600 Casa Barranca Open Wed, Thu, Sun 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8 208 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai; 805-640-1255 ★ FOUR BRIX WINERY Open Fri 4-8, Sat-Sun 12-5 2290 Eastman Avenue #109, Ventura; 805-256-6006 Giessinger Winery Mon, Thu 12-5; Tue-Wed 12-3:30, Sat 11-6, Fri-Sun 11-5 365 Santa Clara Street, Fillmore; 805-524-5000 ★ HERZOG WINE CELLARS Open Sun-Thu 10:30-9, Fri 10:30-4 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard; 805-983-1560 Labrynth Winery Open Wed-Sun 11:30-8 607 East Main Street, Suite D, Ventura; 805-585-2238 ★ MAGNAVINO CELLARS Open most Fridays 5-8, Sat 11-6, Sun 12-6 961 North Rice Avenue, #5, Oxnard; 805-983-2500 Ojai Beverage Co. & Tasting Room Open daily 10-9 655 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai; 805-646-1700 Old Creek Ranch Winery Open daily 11-5 10024 Old Creek Road, Ojai Valley; 805-649-4132
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