LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Greetings Fellow Wine Lovers Yay, we made it to our second issue! Thank you to everyone who took the time to reach out to us and share your thoughts about our first issue of The Winepress. We have received a tremendous response with many incredible ideas for moving forward and we are grateful for the warm welcome and helpful feedback. We hope to continue to bring great content to you, our readers. Please be sure to check out our website (TheWinepressMagazine.com) in-between issues for new articles, contests and other exciting treats! Thank you to all of those who stopped by our Facebook page to “like” us. If you haven’t done so yet please do so! Earth Day is quickly approaching and our focus in this issue of The JAYLENE MAROTTE Winepress Magazine is sustainability. When I first began to plan this issue, Editor in Chief I thought “this fits nicely with the time and it seems like there are a lot of businesses doing sustainable efforts; this should be a good issue.” What I wasn’t expecting was the eye-opening education on sustainable farming, eco-friendly products and local “green” culture I would also receive. Sustainability is certainly a growing trend in many areas of our lives -- it seems as though nearly every company is trying to prove to us, the consumers, that they care for the environment! For business owners and farmers in Paso Robles, sustainability is about earth-friendly practices as much as it is about the highest quality end product. Practicing sustainability is an intention to preserve this beautiful landscape, reduce environmental impact and produce grapes, crops and wines that are the best they can be. The use of animals proved to be synonymous with sustainable farming, from wineries using horses to till the land to goats for grazing. While animals provide a charming sight-seeing feature, many wineries are also incorporating animals for a greater benefit to the land. The next time you visit a local winery and see they have CHRYSTAL TUNNELL livestock on their land, it is most likely they are to support sustainable farming efforts Publisher at that winery. Finally, there are some exciting events happening in Paso Robles this spring. The weather is perfect and it is a great time to visit. Check out the articles in this issue about the Earth Day Wine Festival and the Paso Wine Festival. Both are worthy of a trip to Paso to attend. I truly enjoyed putting this issue together for you, and I do hope you enjoy reading it as well. All the best from us to you as the beautiful springtime blooms in Paso Robles! Thank you,
Jaylene Marotte Editor in Chief Live, Laugh and Drink Wine!
SPRING 2013 THE WINEPRESS MAGAZINE
A Magazine dedicated to wine country in California