Amenities at the Chanticleer Vineyard B&B include gas fireplaces and magnificent soaking tubs in every guest room, as well as comfortable decks with beautiful views of the hills and the town far off in the distance. Guests have full use of all 20 acres, including a rustic lounge and game room housed in a converted barn. In addition to the inn the property is also home to a sustainably-run vineyard. Stewart-Snow’s husband, Roland, grows eight acres of Syrah, Petit Syrah, and Zinfandel grapes on-site. The fruit is sourced to nearby Grey Wolf Winery, whose vintages in turn serve as the house wine at the B&B.
As far as sustainability practices in the inn, Stewart-Snow uses only eco-friendly cleaning and spa products. For towels and bedding she uses only bamboo, a more eco-friendly fiber than cotton. She and Roland installed a bank of solar panels to reduce energy consumption. Likewise, she recycles the B&B’s waste. And any produce she doesn’t grow herself in the garden on site, she obtains from local growers and meat producers at the nearby Atascadero Farmer’s Market. What difference can one little bed and breakfast make in the grand scheme of things? Perhaps not much, but Stewart-Snow is eager to do what she can to care for her land. “If nothing else, the guests can feel good about it,” she says. “They can enjoy the beauty of Paso when they visit without feeling like they’re taking away from it.”
Chanticleer Vineyard B & B 1250 Paint Horse PL. Paso Robles, CA 93446 Call 805-226-0600 Visit www.ChanticleerVineyardBB.com
SPRING 2013 THE WINEPRESS MAGAZINE
A Magazine dedicated to wine country in California