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YOUR GUIDE TO C ALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST WINE TASTING & EVENTS WWW.WINECOUNTRYTHISMONTH.COM

EDWARD

SELLERS

NEW LOCATION

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PREFERRED

TASTING ROOM:

SCULPTERRA

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WILD

HORSE

WINERY

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PREFERRED

TASTING ROOM:

SILVER HORSE

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WINEMAKER PROFILE:

STEVE PECK

OF J. LOHR

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OCTOBER 2010

JADA

WINERY

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HEARST

CASTLE

Paso

Robles

•San Simeon

Cambria York

1

Mountain

46W

••

••

Cayucos

Morro

Bay

101

41

••

• •

1

Avila Beach

Pismo

Beach

•San

Miguel


227

• •

46E

PASO ROBLES

Templeton

41

•Atascadero San Luis Obispo

EDNA VALLEY

Arroyo

Grande

101


166

Santa

Maria

Orcutt

ARROYO GRANDE



VALLEY

P a c i f i c O c e a n

SANTA MARIA

SANTA

VALLEY

58

166

Los

Olivos


• • •

246 Buellton

Lompoc RITA

HILLS

Solvang

HILLS

1


CHUMASH

CASINO

Santa Ynez

154

5

San Luis Obispo

& Santa Barbara

Counties

SANTA

YNEZ

VALLEY

Getting to Paso Robles

TRAVEL TIME

FROM MILES (Average)

San Francisco 204 3hrs 15min

Sacramento 266 4hrs 15min

San Jose 158 2hrs 30min

Monterey 116 2hrs

Getting to Santa Barbara

San Francisco 326 5hrs 30min

Sacramento 388 6hrs 15min

San Jose 280 4hrs 45min

Monterey 238 4hrs

Paso Robles 123 2hrs 15min

Getting to Ventura

San Francisco 353 5hrs 45min

Sacramento 393 6 hrs

San Jose 307 5hrs

Monterey 265 4hrs 30min

Paso Robles

Santa Barbara

149

27

2hrs 30min 5

30 min

101

Santa

Barbara


150

Ojai


33


150

Ventura

Camarillo


Oxnard

1

126

23

118

• • �ousand

Oaks


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P R E F E R R E D

T A S T I N G R O O M 18

W I N E R Y

F E A T U R E 22

P R E F E R R E D

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Grand Grand Opening Opening at Edward Edward Sellers Sellers

Sculpterra Sculpterra Winery Winery

Wild Wild Horse Horse Winery Winery

Silver Silver Horse Horse Winery Winery

Steve Steve Peck, Peck,

J. Lohr Lohr Vineyards Vineyards & Wines Wines

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A Publication of Wine Country This Week

ON THE COVER

Niner Wine Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

WINE COUNTRY NEWS

Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-11

Wine Country Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

PLEASANT VALLEY WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

PASO ROBLES WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21

SAN LUIS OBISPO WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29

AVILA BEACH WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31

SANTA MARIA VALLEY WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33

SOLVANG, LOS OLIVOS, SANTA YNEZ WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

SANTA BARBARA WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-39

ADVERSTISING/MARKETING Whitney Brem

DIRECTOR San Luis Obispo, CA

Phone 805-252-5440

centralcoast@winecountrythisweek.com

PUBLISHER Mike Giangreco

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EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS Michael Cervin, Melissa Chavez,

Darren Delmore, Len Napolitano, Cathy Neushul

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Opening day in the new tasting room

by Michael Cervin

Edward Sellers loves wine, in spite of his

moniker. Yes, that’s his real name, no it’s not a

marketing ploy. He and his wife Dani

purchased their Westside property off

Highway 46 West in 2004 with plans to build

a winery with a bed and breakfast to follow a

few years down the road. For several years

they had their tasting room in downtown

Paso Robles, but that was a temporary plan.

“We opened our new winery and tasting room

September 10th and are really excited about

being out in the vineyard,” Dani says. “The

bed & breakfast is scheduled for construction

in the third phase of our building plans which

will be several years off.” But for now the

wines of Edward Sellers are achieving new

heights.

Distinctive and beautiful are just two

fitting adjectives for the small lot wines in the

winery’s portfolio. Popular and praiseworthy

are two more. In fact, the winery was listed in

the March 2009 issue of Wine Spectator as

one of the top 10 Emerging California Rhone

Producers, and the wines have also received

the attention of leading wine critics, including

Robert Parker Jr., who recently praised four of

Edward Sellers wines. “We have worked really

hard to find the best growers and the best

fruit,” Dani says. “We do minimal work to the

fruit during the winemaking process in order

to showcase its true essence. We have a

refined style and are happy that we have a

following that appreciates the same style that

we do,” Dani notes.

The physical symbol of the Sellers’ passion

is the intricately designed 32-point compass

rose (a symbol usually found on old world

maps) which adorns every bottle of Edward

Sellers wines. The compass was chosen

because Ed, who is a passionate entrepreneur,

sailor and pilot, set a new course, so to speak,

for himself and his wife when they started

their 30-acre vineyard. “I never drank wine

until I went to college and started working in

nice restaurants. It was fascinating to me how

one varietal could taste so completely

different from producer to producer,” Ed says.

And now he’s smitten with the potential of

Paso Robles. As Rhône varietal enthusiasts,

the couple was particularly inspired when

they learned that the growing conditions of

the area closely resemble those of southeastern

France. They purchased their land in

the Templeton Gap corridor on purpose

Kendall Carson and Dani Sellers

EDWARD SELLERS

Charting a New Course

because it provides rocky soils and a microclimate

that is cooled off by breezes funneling

down from the Santa Lucia Mountains and

the nearby Pacific Ocean. The days at the

vineyard are clear and sunny, with summer

temperatures into the high 90s to low 100s.

But by late afternoon those temperatures drop

by as much as 40 degrees, creating wide

diurnal swings which is crucial to achieve the

intense flavors and acids in their Syrah,

Grenache, Mourvèdre, Roussanne, Marsanne

and Grenache Blanc grapes. Though the focus

will always be on Rhône wines, Ed confesses

there might be one grape he’d like to try.

“Perhaps Picpoul and some of the other more

obscure Rhône varieties.” They still produce

their blends including Cognito, a blend of

Mourvèdre, Syrah, Zinfandel and Grenache as

well as their top of the line blend, Cuvée des

Cinq, a Chateauneuf du pape style wine wich

includes Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache,

Counoise and Cinsault.

Stop in and taste the Edward Sellers Vineyards

and Wines located at 1401 W. Highway

46 in Paso Robles and they are open from 10

a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact them at (805) 239-

8915 or www.edwardsellars.com.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

ONGOING

Bike, Hike and Kayak Trips

Explore the amazing outdoor world of the Central Coast Outdoors.

Ten unique day trips, including bicycling the legendary Pacific Coast Highway,

hiking Big Sur and kayaking among the profusion of bird life in Morro Bay.

All trips include necessary transportation, a gourmet picnic lunch and

knowledgeable guide(s). $79-$119. Bike rentals available.

Call for reservations. 888-873-5610

SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 3

SUNSET - Savor the Central Coast

This exciting new food and wine celebration, with expected attendance of more

than 8,000 from throughout California, will take place at Santa Margarita Ranch

and locations throughout San Luis Obispo County. Will highlight the talents of

Central Coast winemakers, chefs and artisanal food producers with unique culinary

tours, celebrity chef demonstrations and one-of-a-kind winemaker dinners.

Excursions throughout the county with Sunset Magazine’s expert editors and

celebrity chefs will enhance the “Savor” experience as participants Tour, Sip and

Savor the beauty of California’s largely unexplored Central Coast and San Luis

Obispo County’s Santa Margarita Ranch and surrounding communities. Sunset

Magazine has partnered with the San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference

Bureau to launch “Savor the Central Coast.” Nominated Grammy singer-songwriter,

American rock musician and actor Chris Isaak will headline the “SUNSET –

Savor the Central Coast” Concert and Fireworks Finale on October 3.

For tickets & detailed information, www.savorcentralcoast.com.

ARROYO GRANDE

ONGOING

Winemakers Choice

at Phantom Rivers

The first Friday of every month join John & Linda for their Winemakers Choice

tasting. John will be pouring his favorites (or mention what you like, and I'm

sure he will open it for you)! 5-7pm, www.phantomrivers.com, 805-481-9463

OCTOBER 23

1st Anniversary Party

at Phantom Rivers

A party not to be missed! Their tasting room has been open for a year, and it's

going to be a huge celebration all day. Live music, food, wine and lots of fun!

12-6pm, www.phantomrivers.com, 805-481-9463

OCTOBER 28

Teachers Appreciation Night

at Phantom Rivers

In appreciation for all the dedication of teachers! Stop by the tasting room for

happy hour specials just for you. 3-7pm, 25% discount off all bottles and $2.50

off any wine by the glass! 805-481-9463,www.phantomrivers.com

ATASCADERO

OCTOBER 16

Colony Days

Day-long celebration of the founding of Atascadero. Parade, historic Tent City

display, Colony Museum open, food and music.

www.atascaderomainstreet.org, 805-462-0173

OCTOBER 30

Halloween Ball 2010

Colony Hall, 3600 El Camino Real–Hors d’oeuvres, libations, prizes, 50/50 and a

rockin' DJ. Costumes are required! (C'mon, it's Halloween!) Major fundraiser for

Atascadero Main Street program. $45, two/$80. Tickets at the Atascadero Main

Street office. 805-462-0177, www.atascaderomainstreet.org

AVILA BEACH

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Art on the Beach through Thanksgiving

Artists paint & present their work, 10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach Pier

OCTOBER 2

Santa Barbara County

Winemaker Dinner

McPhee’s Avila Beach, Avila Beach Golf Resort–More than 150 wineries call

Santa Barbara County home and some of their finest winemakers are coming to

Sunset’s Savor the Central Coast this fall. All three Santa Barbara County appellations,

Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley and the Santa Rita Hills will be

represented. The evening’s meal will feature two popular Central Coast chefs,

Ian McPhee and Johnny Church from Root 246 in Solvang. Dine beachside and

enjoy the Pinots, Chardonnays and more from this popular Central Coast destination.

Tickets through www.savorcentralcoast.com/winemaker_dinners

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Live Music on the Oceanfront

at Wood Winery

Enjoy their fabulous oceanfront patio, listen to great music, sip on

award-winning wines, gourmet cheese plates are available.

1-4pm, 805-595-9663, www.wildwoodwine.com

OCTOBER 16

2010 Oaktoberfest

Avila Beach Golf Resort–enjoy a bevy of Firestone Walker beers.

Beer Olympics featuring keg toss and bands such as “Trio Internationale.”

Participants are encouraged to attend the event in lederhosen or dirndl with

prizes to the best dressed guy and gal. 11am-4pm, $15 includes free shuttle

service, a commemorative half liter beer stein, your first beer and admission

into the event, $20/day of event. www.Oaktoberfest.com

OCTOBER 22

Sea Fare 2010

Avila Beach Golf Resort–Fresh seafood from 20 of the finest restaurants along

the Central Coast & winetasting from over 25 wineries. 5:30pm, $75

Always a sellout, book early 805-595-7280, www.visitavilabeach.com

CAYUCOS, CAMBRIA & MORRO BAY

ONGOING

Winemaker Dinners at Hoppe’s

Join Chef Bill Hoppe as he celebrates his passion for food and wine with

Winemaker Dinners featuring California's best wine producers and Chef

Hoppe's personalized cooking classes featuring beautiful combinations of local

and exotic foods. 805-995-1006, www.hoppesbistro.com

OCTOBER 2-3

29th Annual

Morro Bay Harbor Festival

Get a true taste of the Central Coast's wine, beer and cuisine while listening

to 25 bands that play on 3 stages, all while sampling the harbor lifestyle.

10am-6pm, $8 for one day/$12 for both days, 800-366-6043, www.mbhf.com

OCTOBER 9

Cruise Morro Bay with Tolosa

The Papagallo II is Morro Bay's premier cruise yacht. Owner/Executive Chef

Leonard Gentieu, graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America,

will create a five-course appetizer menu to pair with Tolosa's estate wines.

1-4pm, $85, $75/wine club, www.tolosawinery.com, 805-782-0500

OCTOBER 15

Cruise on Papagallo II

with Arroyo Robles

Cruise Beautiful Morro Bay Harbor while enjoying Chef Leonard's culinary

delicacies. 6-9pm, www.arroyorobles.com, RSVP, 805-226-5454

OCTOBER 16-17

Wine & Chocolate Pairing at Harmony Cellars

Harmony – Wine & chocolate unite to create perfect harmony!

An extravagant sampling of artisan chocolates paired with Chuck's fruit-driven

wines. 'Hot Chocolate & Chalk' on the patio for the kids. 12-4pm

Wine & chocolate flights $11, $9/club, www.HarmonyCellars.com

PASO ROBLES

ONGOING

Pinot Noir Blending Seminar

at Wild Horse Winery

Sample Pinot Noirs from the Central Coast AVA and learn what terroir truly

means. Each participant creates their own blend to take home. $50, $35/wine

club. Saturday or Sunday by appointment, 11am or 2pm, Limit 10, Templeton

RSVP 805-434-2541 ext. 15, email leslie.churchill@wildhorsewinery.com

ONGOING TUESDAYS

Indulge Level 4 Winery Feature

Downtown Paso Robles–A different winery each week. All wines will be

available by the glass with a carefully paired sampler. 6-9pm, 805-237-2111

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Tours & Tastings at Eberle Winery

VIP Tastings by appointment, $25. Complimentarty cave tours every half hour.

805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com

ONGOING SATURDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER

2010 Harvest Seminar & Tour

at Niner Wine Estates

Highly informative seminar on the winemaking process from grape to glass.

Tour the vineyard and winemaking facilities, sample fruit, witness sorting and

pressing and learn how different practices affect the final flavor of wine.

Includes tasting. 1pm, $45, RSVP, 805-239-2233, www.ninerwine.com

ONGOING THROUGH NOVEMBER 30

Italian Imagery in Santa Ynez

at Carina Cellars

Welcoming Rodger Dawson! Dawson enjoys photographing simple subjects

that emanate elements of fascinating beauty. Shooting with a Canon 5D Mk II,

Dawson captures that beauty, then works with digital images to create a

personal idealized image. 805-252-0860, www.carinacellars.com

ONGOING

2nd Sunday Wine Down

at Hearthstone

Enjoy music and delicious food with their fine wine.

www.hearthstonevineyard.com, 805-238-2544

ONGOING

Tastings at Meridian Vineyards

805-226-7133, www.meridianvineyards.com, open daily 10am-5pm

• Limited Release Tasting, $5: A selection of five tasting room exclusive wines.

Tasting fee refunded with wine purchase.

• Cheese & Wine Pairing, $10: A selection of five tasting room exclusive wines

paired with five gourmet cheeses from Vivant Fine Cheese of Paso Robles.

Includes logo cheese board.

• Chocolate & Wine Pairing, $10: A selection of four tasting room exclusive reds

paired with four artisan dark chocolates by Scharffen Berger of Berkeley.

Includes logo cheese board.

ONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAYS

Free Cooking Show

at Idler’s Hospitality Catering

Food samples, wine & entertainment featuring wineries and special guests

5:30pm, 805-238-7979, www.hospitalitycatering.net

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Paso Robles Wine 101 Seminar

Meritage Tasting Lounge–Provides a wonderful introduction to Paso Robles

wine country, its wines, and how to taste them. Hear terrior influences wine

taste and learn how wine is made. Evaluate wines and taste several of the

great wines that Paso Robles has to offer. Each week they will feature a

Meritage winery and a special selection from their wine list. 11am-12pm

$30 includes tasting of 3-4 wines, www.firstcrushwinemaking.com

ONGOING

15 Degrees C Wine Shop & Bar

Templeton, 805-434-1554

• Wednesday: Happy Hour, $3 glasses of wine & beer, 5-7pm

• Thursday: Spanish Tapas Nite, each tapa is $2, 5-7pm

• Friday: Oyster Bar, Champagne, Bubbles galore! Orders must be in by 7pm

OCTOBER 2

Sunset's Savor the Central Coast

Dinner at Niner Estate Winery

A night to remember! Join James Beard Foundation honoree Chef Bradley

Ogden for a luxurious harvest dinner at Niner Wine Estates’ new hospitality

center on Paso Robles’West Side. Sumptuous fare crafted in the Niner Wine

Estates’ state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen will be matched with soulful

Niner Wine Estates wines against a backdrop of pastoral elegance. Don’t miss

this rare opportunity to indulge all of your senses in the very best the West has

to offer. Tickets through www.savorcentralcoast.com/winemaker_dinners

OCTOBER 2

Pre-Pioneer Day Dinner & Dance

Paso Robles Event Center – Live band, silent auction, casino games,

Santa Maria style barbecue, beer, cocktails and local wines! 6pm

Tickets at the door: $25/pp dinner & dance, $10/pp dance only

805-238-6000, www.pasoroblespioneerday.org

OCTOBER 2

Ortman Family Wines Celebrates Wine & The Arts

Metal sculptor Bart Kerwin. Live music by JJ Ford. Light appetizers and wine.

5-7pm, 805-237-9009, info@ortmanwines.com, www.ortmanwines.com

OCTOBER 8

Wild Horse Winery Bike Bash Party

Join them for a pre-ride party at Wild Horse Winery. Meet fellow riders while

enjoying a great pasta dinner, wine and live music. $20, RSVP required

www.templetonchamber.com/bike.htm

OCTOBER 8-9

Harvest Grape Escape Weekend

At Silver Horse Winery, it’s harvest time! Join First Crush as they kick off this

exciting time in the winemaking industry. This Grape Escape weekend enjoy a

luxurious winemaker dinner at Cass Vineyards, featuring Winemaker, Lood

Kotze and Chef, Jacob Lovejoy . Get to know fellow harvesters while enjoying

Paso Robles’s wine country cuisine, prepared by a top chef of the area.

805-434-2772, www.firstcrushwinemaking.com/harvest-getaways

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9th Annual Templeton

Wine & Roses Bike Ride

Templeton Community Park – Registration opens at 6:15 am, 7am for 100- and

75-mile rides, 8am for 50- and 30-mile rides.

• Registration $55 per rider, including tandem.

Lunch served from 11am- 4pm, extra meals are only $10!

Fee includes a goody bag, rest stop refreshments, BBQ chicken and tri-tip lunch,

souvenir wine glass, wine and a rose for the ladies. Sold out early last year!

www.templetonchamber.com/bike.htm

OCTOBER 9

Ancestor Release Dinner

at Halter Ranch

Chef Claud Beltran of Noir Restaurant in Pasadena returns this October for the

annual Ancestor Release Dinner. Celebrate the harvest moon and cheers with

the release of the 2006 Ancestor Reserve. Hors d'œuvres and aperitifs before

they gather in the historic barn for an intimate sit-down meal. 6pm, $105

(wine club discounts will apply), RSVP, info@halterranch.com, 805-226-9455

OCTOBER 9

Pianetta Palooza Harvest BBQ

Pianetta Vineyard, live music & open pit BBQ all afternoon.

Great food, games and award winning wines. Continuing the popular

"Corn Hole" tournament. This event only 40-50% off on selected wines.

2-6pm, $45, $35/wine club, www.pianettawinery.com, 805-226-4005

OCTOBER 9

Anne McCue at Castoro Cellars

Australian born singer-songwriter Anne McCue is often referred to as one of the

top female guitarists of our time. Her latest CD, Broken Promise Land, has been

described as a showcase of singing, songwriting and guitar playing excellence,

with scorching six-string solos gracing every tune. $22

Doors open 6:30pm, show 7:30pm, www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE

OCTOBER 9

80th Annual Paso Robles Pioneer Day

Starting at 7am, a full schedule of events. The whole day is free and entirely

funded by the business people and dedicated citizens, so leave your pocket

book at home. For full schedule, go to www.pasoroblespioneerday.org.

OCTOBER 14

Pianetta Winemaker

at the Basque Cafe

10th St. Basque Cafe in San Miguel has selected to feature their winemaker on

his Thursday night Tapas and Wine event. Join them to experience true Basque

cuisine. 5:30-9pm, www.tenthstreetbasquecafe.com/index.html

OCTOBER 15

Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend

Guest Chef Dinner at Justin

Executive Chef Melissa Craig of Bearfoot Bistro, Whistler, Canada

Most recently, she was awarded the coveted gold award at the impressive

culinary event, the 2008 Gold Medal Plates’ Canadian Culinary Championships.

6:30pm, $150, $120/Wine Society, www.justinwine.com, 800-726-0049

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OCTOBER 15

Tapas and Rhônes on the Crushpad

at Villa Creek Cellars

Tapas and Rhônes on the crushpad and in the cellar! Paso Robles' best local

ingredients served tapas style. Cocktail party format including music and

dancing. 5-9pm, $80, $64/members

RSVP, 805-238-7145, www.villacreekwine.com

OCTOBER 15

Wine in the Vine at J&J Cellars

Join them for wine, food and live music.

Get a relaxing start to the weekend at J&J Cellars where

excellent wines and warm hospitality await you. 6-9pm

$15/includes music, food & first glass of wine, $10/Inner Circle members

RSVP, 805-467-2891, www.jjcellars.com, Betty.Walker@jjcellars.com

OCTOBER 15-17

Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend

Throughout Harvest Wine Weekend, wineries host extraordinary

and seldom seen crush and harvest activities.

Experience vineyard practices in motion and take part in a

blending seminar or jump feet first into a two-ton grape stomp.

Over 130 wineries will host more than 150 individual events throughout

the weekend. Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend is the only time to

experience the season in three days. www.pasowine.com

OCTOBER 15-17

Harvest Wine Weekend

with La Vigne Winery

www.sylvesterwinery.com, 805-227-4000

• Fri: Cheese & Gourmet Chocolate Pairings

• Sat: Winemaker Dinner

Experience a gourmet Italian feast with Master Chef Walter Filippini

paired with Le Vigne's Super Tuscan. $65, $55/FLOCK

including wine. Live music by Toty Viola. RSVP

• Sat & Sun: Gourmet cheese pairing with limited Le Vigne wines $5

Free/FLOCK, free barrel tasting , Saganaki Fondue (while supplies last).

OCTOBER 15-17

Harvest Weekend at Sextant Wines

Paso Robles Barrel & Tasting Room, 3502 Dry Creek Road #B9

www.SextantWines.com, 805-542-0133

• Friday, 7pm, $75/pp; $65/club

Sextant Wines Inaugural Lobster Boil

• Saturday, 11am-5pm, Tasting $7/pp

Olé it's Saturday! ...Come Fiesta with Sextant!

Complimentary street style tacos;

• Sunday, 11am-5pm

Sinful Sundae at Sextant.

“What happens here stays here.”

Complimentary Sundae, Tasting $7/pp

OCTOBER 15-17

Harvest Festival Grand Opening

Weekend at Edward Sellers

Their first Harvest Festival in the new tasting room.

www.edwardsellers.com, 805-239-8915

• Fri: Kick off the eveing with fantastic Rhône-style wines, some sensational

wood-grilled artisan sausages from “Killer Eatz” and the cool sounds of Jade

Jackson. $5, 10am-5pm

• Sat: Celebrate the grand opening of their new boutique winery & tasting

room under the stars and “in the vineyard”. Enjoy beautiful culinary offerings

paired with barrel samples, library wines and current vintages of their

award-winning wines. Groove to the sounds of the stellar 14 piece band,

“Gruvething”. $75, www.edwardsellers.com for tickets.

• Sun: Open house serving wines, sausages and cool music.

OCTOBER 15-17

Eberle Winery Harvest Festival

www.eberlewinery.com, 805-238-9607

• Friday: Eberle Winery hosts one of Paula Deen's favorites from Savannah, GA.

Winemaker dinner in the caves with Noble Fare! 6:30-10pm

$150/pp; $120/Cellar Club, Big Red Case Sale in the tasting room.

• Saturday: Go down in the caves for a barrel and library wine tasting. $5

Complimentary wine tasting with their award-winning wines as well.

Cellar Club party 1-4pm.They'll fire up the barbecue for you! Live music.

• Sunday: Join Gary and Marcy Eberle as they host a complimentary barbecue

for all of their friends! Enjoy tri-tip, ribs and duck sausage. Check out the

Eberle caves with complimentary wine tasting and tours.

OCTOBER 15-17

Harvest at Firestone Vineyard Paso

805-591-8050, www.firestonewine.com, 10am-5pm

• Fri-Sun: Limited Paso Robles grown Firestone Cabernet and Merlot as well as

world-class Foley Estates Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. $90 case specials.

• Saturday: Harvest Wine Lunch and Grape Stomp. Stain your feet red as you

try a stomp in the grapes. Gourmet lunch of focaccia sandwiches,

artisan cheeses, fresh greens salad and dessert,wine and barrel samples.

11:30am, $35, $28/Cellar Club. Reservations required.

OCTOBER 15-17

Harvest Festival at Calcareous

www.calcareous.com, 805-239-0289, john@calcareous.com

• Fri: Celebrate the harvest with a 4-course feast paired with award winning

wines. Served family-style on top of the world. $85, $50/wine club, RSVP

• Sat: Join the Best of the West Tasting Seminar at Opolo Vineyards

• Sun: Calcareous Harvest Games, grape stomping, cork tossing, guess the

wine. Have fun while enjoying award winning wines, barrel samples & wine

specials. Lunch menu by Thomas Hill Organics. 12-3pm

OCTOBER 15-17

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes at Dunning Vineyards!

Celebrate harvest with dark chocolate cupcakes and Dunning Vineyards Estate

wines. Enjoy the art show on the crush pad of fine jewelry & more.

11am-5pm, 805-238-4763, www.dunningvineyards.com

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OCTOBER 15 & 17

Harvest Wine Weekend at J. Lohr

805-239-8900, www.jlohr.com

• Fri: Celebrate harvest weekend with Il Cortile's Executive Chef Santos

MacDonal’s 5-course delectable rustic Italian cuisine, wine-pairing dinner.

6:30-9:30pm, $100/members, $115 non-members, RSVP, kim@jlohr.com

• Sun: Wine & Food Pairing Seminar and an educational four-course food

and wine pairing seminar by owner/Chef de Cuisine of Vinoteca Wine Bar,

Jeffry Wiesinger. 11am-2pm, $60, $50/members, RSVP, kim@jlohr.com

OCTOBER 15-17

Harvest Wine Weekend

at Hearthstone

805-238-2544, www.hearthstonevineyard.com, info@hearthstonevineyard.com

• Fri-Sun: Experience fine wines, scenic views and lovely ocean breezes during

their weekend open house.

• Sat: A rustic Tuscan dinner in the tasting room prepared by Chef Greg Perello

of Fig Restaurant. 7pm, $60, $48/Wine Club, RSVP, Paula 805-238-2544

paula@hearthstonevineyard.com

• Sun: Fireside Wine Club pick-up party on the patio. Enjoy new releases

paired with appetizers by Ta-Dahh and live music while you meet and mingle

with the owner and winemaker. $10, Complimentary/members

OCTOBER 15-17

Harvest Festival Wine Weekend

at Jada

www.jadavineyard.com, 805-226-4200

• Fri: This year’s theme is Movies and Music. Come as your favorite Movie Star,

Rock Star or Musician. Great prizes awarded for best costume, people’s

choice and staff favorite. Live music, good food and yummy wines. 6-8pm

$20 , $15/members & guests. RSVP, 805-226-4200, ryan@jadavineyard.com

• Fri-Sun: Taste newly released wines. Enjoy old favorites paired with gourmet

cheeses all weekend long. $10

OCTOBER 15-17

Harvest Weekend at Castoro

www.castorocellars.com, 888.DAM.FINE

• Fri: "Barrel of Fun" Party! An evening of fun, music and food. Jim Sweetwater

& Friends will be here to entertain you and wine will be served straight from

the barrels. Jump into a vat of wine grapes and get knee-deep in their

annual grape stomp. 6:30-8:30pm, $25, $15/wine club

• Sat-Sun: Open House, browse a variety of food and goods from their favorite

vendors and stomp some grapes while you're there. Lemoine Creperie will

have delicious crepes for sale - they taste great with a little dam fine wine.

12-4pm, Tasting with barrel sampling $5, free/wine club

OCTOBER 15-17

Harvest Weekend at Opolo

www.opolo.com, 805-238-9593

• Fri & Sat nights: Grape stomping, ethnic folk dancing, gypsy serenade and

whole roasted lamb, pork and chicken along with all the extras. $90

• Sat & Sun: Carne asada and carnitas tacos and whole roasted lamb along

with salsa, beans and salad. $12, tasting/$5, free/members

OCTOBER 16

Best of the West Tasting Seminar

at Opolo Vineyards

Join the owners and winemakers from this eclectic group of 17 Far Out Wineries

for an educational seminar, wine tasting and a whole lot of fun! Each winery will

showcase their 'favorite' wine of the year as they impart insight into their winemaking

philosophy and vineyard operation. It is sure to be an impressive lineup

of wines. Attendees will be wowed and amazed by the insight, candor and often

times amusing banter between the panel participants as they discuss their

wines and experiences in the "far out" hills west of Paso Robles. Plus an introduction

by Brent Hallock, Ph.D. & Professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo on

Climate and its Role in Winemaking. $55 per person includes all wines, seminar

and appetizers. 21 & over only, www.faroutwineries.com

OCTOBER 16

Comedy in the Cave at Robert Hall

Loosen up in their underground Caverns with local favorite comedian, Brett Riley.

Accompanying Brett is Brian Scolaro who has worked on the Tonight Show with

Conan O'Brien. This hilarious show along with some deliciously amusing Robert

Hall wine will keep your spirits up all night. $25, $20/Cavern Club members

Includes entry & a glass of wine. Doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30pm. Additional

wine and snack items will be available to purchase. Must be 21 years of age

No outside alcohol, 805-239-1616 ext. 24, www.roberthallwinery.com

OCTOBER 16

BBQ & Blues Harvest Weekend

at J & J

Enjoy a feast of meats, sides, salads and dessert accompanied by premium

estate grown wines and great blues music by Code Blues. $35, $30/Inner Circle

members, RSVP, betty.walker@jjcellars.com, www.jjcellars.com, 805-467-2891

OCTOBER 16

Winemaker Dinner at Hunt Family

A memorable winemaker dinner featuring the ultimate in fine dining.

5-course dinner by acclaimed chef paired with award-winning wines.

Live music, seating limited, $110, 805-237-1600, www.huntcellars.com

OCTOBER 16

Annual Harvest Dinner

at Orchid Hill

The Grill at Hunter Ranch–Appetizers and 4-course dinner including dessert

and estate wines. 6pm, $100, $85/wine club, seating limited

RSVP, 805-237-7525, www.orchidhillwine.com

OCTOBER 16

Harvest Winemaker Dinner at Pear Valley

A special dinner has been planned. Guests will mingle and enjoy appetizers

with wine prior to being seated for a 4-course harvest feast. The Culinary Arts

Academy has worked with Pear Valley to pair wine with each course.

$75, $52.50/member, RSVP, 805-237-2861, www.pearvalley.com

OCTOBER 16

Harvest Festival at Whalebone Winery

Complimentary Tri-Tip BBQ. All donations will go to Paso Robles Food Bank.

11am-5:30pm, 805-239-9020, www.whalebonevineyard.com

OCTOBER 16

Bounty of the Harvest Brunch with the Ortman Family

A seasonal brunch accompanied by the local guitarist Martin Paris. Secondgeneration

Winemaker Matt Ortman will lead the festivities, pairing limitededition

wines with your meal and sharing his personal insights into the harvest

action. Door prizes and special savings on library wines will also be offered.

11am-2pm, $15, Ortman Generation members/complimentary

RSVP, 805-237-9009, www.ortmanwines.com

OCTOBER 16-17

Harvest Wine Weekend

at Halter Ranch

Celebrating their new releases in the tasting room. Ciro Pasciuto will be at the

pizza oven with Winemaker, Bill Sheffer assisting. Mitch Wyss will be leading

vineyard tours. Experience the beautiful colors of the harvest season.

$10 Tasting Fee includes wood fired pizza & logo glass, wine tasting

Complimentary/Wine Club Members & 3 guests, www.halterranch.com

OCTOBER 16-17

Tour de Trail Passport Weekend

As part of the Paso Robles Wine Harvest Weekend, the Pleasant Valley Wine

Trail will host the “Tour de Trail” Passport Weekend, where you can get a passport

at any member business, get it stamped by visiting businesses along the

trail and then submit your stamped passport for a chance to win great prizes.

www.pleasantvalleywinetrail.com/events

OCTOBER 16-17

Harvest Festival at Carina Cellars

Paso Robles–www.carinacellars.com, 805-886-5079, 11am-5pm

• Sat: Party with them on the ranch. Wine tasting, live music and a BBQ at the

winery, as well as vineyard and winery tours with owner David Hardee and

winemaker Ryan Saccomano. 5pm, $35, $30/wine club

RSVP, Rochelle 916-606-3553

• Sun: Taste some of Carina Cellars' signature wines while strolling through the

vineyards. Owner David Hardee and winemaker Ryan Saccomano will be

present to talk about harvest and give tours.

OCTOBER 17

Harvest Festival Dinner at Still Waters Vineyards

Live bluegrass music by Jeremy and Jason Lampel of Santa Cruz, homestyle

cooking of shrimp, ribs and porkloin, catered by Bayou House Catering.

6pm, $65, $55/club, 805-237-9231, www.stillwatersvineyards.com

OCTOBER 24

Paso Robles Rotary’s

Harvest Marathon

A Rotary Club sponsored course of beautiful countryside and vineyard views

during Harvest. Full marathon, 5K or 2 Person Marathon Relay starts and ends

at Sylvester Winery. www.PasoRoblesMarathon.com

OCTOBER 29

’80s Theme Halloween Party at Mondo Cellars

Beer, Mondo wine and appetizers available for purchase. Live music by Shades

of Gray and DJ Rocket Rod. Prizes for best costumes. This is a private event.

No outside food or alcohol please. 7-11pm, $25, $20/Mondo Mob members

includes two drink tickets. 805-226-2925

OCTOBER 29-31

Halloween Poker Run

at the Wineries of Highway 46

Join the Wineries of Highway 46 East as they host their first Halloween Poker

Run to benefit Hospice of San Luis Obispo County. Belly up to the bar, donate $5

for your poker game board and then pull a card from each winery you visit.

Enjoy complimentary wine tasting. Visit 5 wineries to make a hand, or visit all

10 wineries over the weekend and double your chances to win. Wear a costume

and discounts on wine purchases at all winery locations. Prizes! 805-238-9607

OCTOBER 29-30

Eberle Winery’s Haunted Caves

Come if you dare and venture through Eberle Winery’s Haunted Caves!

Decorated and lit by a team of professionals, the 16,000 square feet of underground

caves turn into one of the spookiest tickets in town. Recommended 10

and older; plenty of games for the little ones above ground as well.

5-9pm, $5 donation to children’s charities in San Luis Obispo County.

(Parents, the Tasting Room will be open for complimentary wine tasting as

well. Just ask for the Ca-BOO-nay!) 805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com

OCTOBER 31

Happy Halloween at Jada

Wear a costume so you can win wine or merchandise. Drawing for prizes at

12:30pm, 2:30pm & 4:30pm. Winner need not be present.

RSVP, 805-226-4200, susan@jadavineyard.com, www.jadavineyard.com

PISMO BEACH/SHELL BEACH

OCTOBER 15-17

The 64th Annual

Pismo Beach Clam Festival

Fun for the family, check the website, www.pismobeachclamfestival.com

• Fri-Wine Walk: Pairing winemakers with local businesses. All participants

will be given a passport to have stamped in each business and put into a

drawing for prizes. Local actors in costume roam the streets acting out

1950 surf scenes.Plus a movie on the beach. 5-7pm

• Sat-Sun-All day events, with music, surf contests, lessons, beer tasting, a

Bubbles & Raw Bar and more

SAN LUIS OBISPO

ONGOING

Friday Nights @ 5 at Tolosa

After hours wine in the Heritage Room or Friday Fun on the Tolosa patio.

$25,$20/wine club, RSVP recommended. 5-7pm, 805-782-0500

www.tolosawinery.com

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Master the Art of Wine and Cheese

at Tolosa Winery

Four cheeses are served using only artisan and/or farmstead products.

Wine is paired with each cheese, utilizing the principles of balance and harmony.

11am-4pm, RSVP, 805-782-0500, www.tolosawinery.com

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Reserve Flight Tastings

at Tolosa Winery

In the Heritage Room. Flights will vary from Pinot Noir flights to Rhone style

wines or even a vertical tasting of library wines. $20, $15/Heritage Club

members, 805-782-0500 x10, jshakley@tolosawinery.com

ONGOING

The San Luis Obispo Art Center

Permanent collection & constantly rotating exhibits of works by local artists in

all media – paintings, sculpture, photography & more.

11am-5pm daily except Tuesdays, 805-543-8562, www.sloartcenter.org

ONGOING WEEKENDS

Music at Mother’s Tavern

Upscale tavern with entertainment, check for schedules

805-541-8733, www.motherstavern.com

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Laurie@WineCountryThisWeek.com

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at least 6 weeks prior to your event.

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ONGOING SECOND SUNDAY

Dallidet Adobe & Gardens

Oldest house in the city of San Luis Obispo. Site of first commercial winery in

the area. 1-4pm, 805-543-0638, www.slochs.org/dallidet

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Art Gallery Events “Art After Dark”

Various art galleries stay open late & host artist receptions with wine & cheese

6-9pm, Downtown San Luis Obispo, 805-544-9251, www.sloartcouncil.org

OCTOBER 2

Sunset's Savor the Central Coast

Dinner at Tolosa Winery

A rare opportunity to dine in the vineyards at this exclusive five-course harvest

dinner. Chef Mathew Beckett of Corner View Restaurant will create a delectable

menu using ingredients picked fresh from Canyon Ranch Farm. Set among the

vineyard rows of Tolosa Winery’s estate grown sustainable vineyards in the

beautiful climate of San Luis Obispo. Each course will be elegantly paired with

barrel select wines presented by Tolosa’s renowned winemaker, Larry Brooks.

Tickets through www.savorcentralcoast.com/winemaker_dinners

OCTOBER 3

C5’s Meet the Members‘ Reception at Hearst Castle

Poolside at the Castle – Celebratinge C5’s efforts to promote energy

independence. Gourmet cuisine by Chef Charles Paladin Wayne, live music

by Cafe Musique, dancing and excellent local wine (Lone Madrone and

Kenneth Volk Vineyards) and microbrew by Firetone Walker Brewery.

Ancient Roman/Greek attire is requested but not mandatory. 5-10pm

$95/ members,$125/non-members, 805-305-5491, www.c-5.org

OCTOBER 7-11

Central Coast Railroad Festival

Will focus on rail excursions, modeling of all types and historical programs.

Activities will take place at numerous railroad, historical and educational

locations throughout San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties.

Designed to please both the casual train buff and the avid rail fan.

Most festival events will be free and all will be fun and very family friendly.

Special hotel packages will be available. 805-773-4173, www.ccrrf.com

OCTOBER 15-17

Festival Mozaic

805-782-3009, www.festivalmozaic.com, music byJean Francaix-Clarinet

Quintet, Gordon Jacob-Oboe Quartet, Edward Elgar-Piano Quintet

• Fri: Masonic Lodge Grand Ballroom–Notable Encounter Insights

Complimentary glass of wine as you listen. 6-7pm, $22

• Sat: La Bella Vista, private home in Avila Valley–Notable Encounter Dinner

Stunning setting in a spectacular home. Pre-dinner wine, hors d’oeuvres &

buffet with musicians accompanied by fine wine. Sit back as the musicians

take you inside the music. 6pm, $110

• Sun: Congregation Beth David–Festival Mozaic WinterMezzo Concert

Presenting a cycle of chamber works from French and English composers

that highlights their musical differences. 3pm, $23-$48

OCTOBER 22

CRAVE

Veterans Hall SLO – Wine, food & music. Satisfy your craving at this unique wine

tasting experience in San Luis Obispo. Music, food pairings and plenty of Paso

Robles wine are sure to gratify you - instantly! More than 50 of the best wineries

in Paso Robles. A variety of Paso wine varietal bars will be featured and paired

with the finest fare of San Luis Obispo County. A stylish ambiance in a loungelike

atmosphere complements the distinct and different wine of this unique

region. 7:30-10pm, $45/presale, $55/at the door, www.pasowine.com

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

LOMPOC/BUELLTON

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Olde Towne Market in Lompoc

Food wine & music in the summer months

805-736-4567, www.lompocrecord.com

LOS OLIVOS

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Evening with the Winemaker

$15, 805-688-7265, 5-6pm, www.losolivoscafe.com

OCTOBER 16

Los Olivos Day In the Country

A good, old fashioned celebration in this beautiful artists’ community.

Plenty of entertainment, food and crafts. Join the fun! 805-688-1222

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SANTA BARBARA

ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 2011

Sunlight and Water: Celebrating the

Winemakers of Santa Barbara County

By fine art photographer Mark Robert Halper. At eight tasting rooms, the Los

Olivos Cafe and the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, Los Olivos. The ‘Los Olivos

Meandering Gallery’ will take the viewer on a journey to untraditional art

spaces and bring a new appreciation to the portraits and the people. Using the

book as a guide to discover the many wine estates in Santa Barbara County,

visitors and residents alike will be able to experience wineries large and small.

www.sunlightandwater.com

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Wine Tasting at East Beach Wine

Hosted by a winemaker, winery owner or wine broker. 8 -10 wines to taste.

4-7pm, contact for current host listing, 805-691-1020, www.eastbeachwine.com

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Downtown Walking Tours

Guided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past. Saturday tour historic areas and

Sunday 20th century architecture. $10, info@afsb.org, 805-965-6307

ONGOING SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Live Music at Oreana Winery

Wine tasting and wine by the glass, 3-6pm, www.oreanawinery.com

ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 8

Garrett Speirs: Recent Work

at the Architectural Foundation

Exceptional paintings of the Pacific coastline, with a visual exploration of the

timeless interaction between ocean waves and tides, sunlight, sand beaches

and rocky shores. Tuesday-Friday 9am-2pm & by appointment. www.afsb.org

ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 29

Planetarium Shows at the Museum of Natural History

www.sbnature.org

Wed: 3pm, Cosmic Safari Fri: 3pm, Exploring the Fall Sky

Sat & Sun:

• 11am, Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars

• 12pm, Cosmic Safari

• 1pm, Exploring the Fall Sky

• 2pm, Dinos in the Dome (Earth's Wild Ride)

• 3pm, Exploring the Fall Sky (El Universo Maya in Spanish on Sundays)

OCTOBER 16

Santa Barbara Beer Festival

The fields at Elings Park will be transformed into Santa Barbara's oldest beer

festival featuring the best microbrews from the Central and West Coast. For just

$40, you'll get a glass and an awesome afternoon of beer tasting. They look

forward to seeing you there! 12-4pm, $40, www.sbbeerfestival.com

OCTOBER 24

Santa Barbara Chowder Fest

Montecito Country Club–Scott Leibfried has agreed to participate in the

judging of the 1st Annual Santa Barbara Chowder Fest, presented by Food &

Home Magazine. Restaurants are invited to throw their hat in the ring (or their

clams, fish or vegetables in a bowl) and register to compete. Day includes

assorted delicious clam chowders, wine & beer, raffle for 52 bottles of wine

plus an auction, $75 in advance, $90 at the door

805-963-6754x109, www.santabarbarachowderfest.com/

OCTOBER 30-31

Planetarium Shows at the Museum of Natural History

www.sbnature.org

• 11am, Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars

• 12pm, Pumpkins in the Sky

• 1pm, Exploring the Fall Sky

• 2pm, Pumpkins in the Sky

• 3pm, Exploring the Fall Sky (El Universo Maya in Spanish on Sundays)

SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum

Lots of fun including a train simulator exhibit. 1-4:30pm

805-714-4927, www.smvrhm.org/museum

ONGOING

Friday Night Wine Down

at Costa de Oro

Great way to start your weekend! Enjoy live music, wine tasting and cheese

plates. 4:30-7:30pm, 805-922-1468, www.cdowinery.com

ONGOING

Sunday Live at Costa de Oro

Enjoy a glass of wine with friends and listen to some of the best music on the

Central Coast. New cheese plates and a variety wines by the glass or bottle!

2-5pm, 805-922-1468, www.cdowinery.com

OCTOBER 2

Autumn Arts, Grapes & Grains Festival

Civic Center–This one-day street faire is a celebration of the local harvest and

the arts. Admission is free, but there is a charge for the tasting tent.

10am-4pm, 805-925-0951, ext. 247, www.santamariavisitor.com

OCTOBER 8-11

Santa Barbara County Vintner’s Visa

A four-day pass to 12 participating wineries, each of whom are pulling out all

the stops just for Vintners’ Visa holders. The Vintners' Visa can be used at

participating wineries can be used from Friday through Monday so make it a

long weekend! ($35). And for the full celebratory mode, (and for a great deal!),

order a “combo ticket” ($90) which gives you access to the Festival at Rancho

Sisquoc and a Vintners’Visa. www.sbcountywines.com, 805-688-0881

OCTOBER 9

Santa Barbara County

Celebration of Harvest

Rancho Sisquoc Winery, Santa Maria – The ultimate fall wine & food festival.

Enjoy the rustic, festival atmosphere with over 100 local wineries, dozens of

restaurants & caterers, live, foot stompin’ music & a silent auction filled with

specialty wines and large format bottles to benefit local food banks. 1-4pm

$65/advance, $75/at the door www.sbcountywines.com, 805-688-0881

OCTOBER 9

Vineyard & Winery Walks

Cambria Winery – Winemaker Denise Shurtleff will lead a tour about

different winemaking techniques throughout the year. 12pm, free.

info@smvwines, 866-480-5194, www.smvwines.com/VineyardWalks

SANTA YNEZ

ONGOING

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area Activities

Santa Ynez Park, 805-686-5050 , www.cachuma.com, $8 per vehicle

• Fri-Sun: Wildlife Nature Cruises aboard the 45-passenger pontoon boat

"Osprey" featuring 2-hour tour with naturalist. Call for schedule & fees.

• Sat: 10-11:30am. Naturalists and volunteers lead a 1-mile walk on the

Oak Canyon Trail for all ages. Free with park admission.

• Sat: 12:30-1:30pm; Junior Park Rangers Program (ages 3-12) $2 per child.

ONGOING

Art at Artiste Winery

Each quarter, Artiste releases two new wines with impressionist painted labels

from the brushes of their featured artist. 805-686-2626 www.artiste.com

OCTOBER 2

Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents "World Tour"

at SYV Historical Museum

Sample the best of the best from wine regions all over the world plus live

flamenco guitar by Chris Fossek. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts, raffle to benefit

PAWS Park of the Santa Ynez Valley. Must be 21 or older. 1-4pm. $45

805-686-9126, www.wanderingdogwinebar.com

SOLVANG

ONGOING

Quicksilver Miniature Horse Farm

Visit Solvang horse farm with beautiful views. They do not offer petting pens

or rides in the cart but you are able to get up close and personal with the

miniature horse.10am–3pm, 805-686-4002, http://www.syv.com/qsminis/

ONGOING

Elverhoj Museum of History & Art

Showcases Solvang’s rich cultural history – pioneer spirit of Denmark & the arts.

1-4pm, Wed-Thu, 12-4pm, Fri-Sun, 805-686-1211, www.elverhoj.org

ONGOING

Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Danish father of the modern fairy tale. Filled with Andersen’s books, sketches,

paper cutouts, silhouettes and collages. 10am-5pm, www.solvangusa.com

OCTOBER 20

Third Wednesday ‘Fall Frolic’

Wine Walk tasting, a choice of five tastings from 12 locations.

Special sales and offers at over 45 restaurants and merchants all day.

Tickets available until 6 pm at The Olive House, Sort This Out Cellars

and Wandering Dog Wine Bar. www.solvangcc.com, 805-245-0626

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Niner Wine Estates – Hello Harvest!

Harvest is always a special time of year at the winery. It’s the time

when the hard work and dedication of the crews out in the vineyard

come to fruition. It’s the point in the winemaking process when the

winemakers literally take the fruits of the grower’s labor and use their

talents, skills and creativity to turn grapes into wine.

“Deciding when to pick is the most important decision I make,”

says Amanda Cramer, Winemaker for Niner Wine Estates. “We work

hard in the vineyard all year long, doing everything we can to get

uniform ripening within each block and to ensure that sugar development

doesn’t get way ahead of flavor development.” Amanda walks the

blocks daily as harvest approaches, tasting berries, looking for ripe

(but not over-ripe) flavors, and

mature seed and skin tannins.

Niner Wine Estates harvests all

their fruit by hand at night, under

stadium lights towed by tractors.

“Once our new winery building

was complete, we converted to

100% night picking,” Amanda

explains. “The pickers never have

to pick during the heat of the day,

the fruit is at the winery ready to

go at 7 am, which makes scheduling

easier in the winery, and the

fruit arrives cold, which means we

don’t have to spend a ton of

energy to chill it down in the

tanks.” Niner double-sorts all

their fruit: once as whole clusters

before destemming, then a second

time as berries after destemming.

Anywhere from 2-10 people work

at these two sorting tables,

depending on the condition of the

fruit, removing all material other

than beautiful grapes.

To get a little taste of the

harvest experience, sign up for a

“Harvest Seminar and Tour” at

Niner Wine Estates – they will

take you on a journey from grape

to glass. This 90 minute – two hour program will tour you through

the vineyards to see and taste the fruit as it reaches optimal ripeness.

You will then visit the winemaking facilities to witness the sorting and

crushing of the fruit, then return to the Hospitality Center to taste

through a sampling of juice as well as partially-made and finished

wines to illustrate how some of the choices made by the winemaker

affect the final flavors of the wine.

This program will be offered every Saturday through harvest –

September 25th until mid-October – starting at 1 p.m. Tuition for the

Harvest Seminar and Tour will be $45 per person, but if you’re a Club

9 member, they will apply your discount. For further information and

to make reservations, visit www.ninerwine.com or contact the Niner

Wine Estates Tasting Room at (805) 239-2233.

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by Carolyn Turner

Carina Cellars’ motto has always been to

go beyond expectations. When the company

began in 2001, owner David Hardee and

winemaker Joey Tensley had a vision for

producing truly great Rhône-style wines that

exhibit the unique characteristics of the

terroir as well as the grape itself. Even the

name “Carina” embodies that same desire to

be set apart. The winery takes its name from

the constellation Argo Navis which is separated

into three star clusters: Vela (The Sails),

Puppis (The Stern) and Carina (The Keel).

Named for the epic ship Argo and its crew of

fifty, the constellation was placed among the

stars by the Greek goddess Athena upon

completion of the epic quest for the Golden

Fleece. The crew – better known as the

Argonauts, included Jason, Hercules,

Orpheus, Castor and Pollux – triumphed

through perils unseen in our modern world

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CARINA CELLARS

‘Welcome the task that makes you go beyond yourself.’ –Frank McGee

Los Olivos Tasting Room

and became legends to innumerous

generations.

For nearly a decade Carina Cellars

has strived to produce wines worthy of

being placed among the stars. They

seek out vineyards throughout the

Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles with

the best Rhône grapes available to

create crisp Viogniers full of tropical

fruit and spring flowers, dark Syrahs

loaded with spice and lush fruit, earthy

Mourvedres and bright, fruity

Grenaches. Their unique Rhône blends:

Clairvoyant, Sibylline and Syrah “7

percent” all strive to embody the traditions

of the revered Rhône region, melded

with the unique flavors of California’s Central

Coast. And the flagship blend, Iconoclast,

seeks to defy all conventions with its 67%

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa and 33%

Syrah from Santa Barbara County.

This year, Carina Cellars has exceeded

expectations yet again with the addition of

the first harvest from their estate property

on the Westside of Paso Robles. It’s no

coincidence that the name of their vineyards,

Rancho del Cielo means “ranch of

the sky”, with steeply sloping vineyards

rising up toward the heavens. With

harvest in full swing, the vineyard is

bustling with activity: the Viognier has

already been picked, and in the next

couple weeks the Syrah, Grenache,

Mourvedre and Zinfandel grapes will be

picked as well. This fruit will be used to

create wines that will supplement the

Carina Cellars favorites, as the winery

will continue to source from other vineyards

throughout the Central Coast.

Whether you find yourself exploring

the wine countries in Paso Robles or

Santa Ynez Valley, Carina Cellars has

tasting rooms in both locations with

friendly, knowledgeable staff who are

ready to go above and beyond to make

Paso Robles Winery

your visit a memorable one. A visit to Rancho

del Cielo offers much more than just as

tasting, with tours of the vineyards and winery

offered daily. A visit to the Los Olivos tasting

room offers jewelry and artwork created by

local artisans, as well as the opportunity to

also taste winemaker Joey Tensley’s personal

label, Tensley wines. Both tasting rooms are

open everyday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rancho del Cielo is located at 3525

Adelaida Road in Paso Robles. Contact

Ryan Saccomano at (415) 309-2046 or

ryan@carinacellars.com to schedule large

groups. The Los Olivos tasting room is

located at 2900 Grand Ave. in Los Olivos

(next to Paninos). Contact Meme Todd at

(805) 688-2450 or info@carinacellars.com.

For more information, visit the website at

www.carinacellars.com.

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The uber-chic wine tasting event, CRAVE – A Paso Robles Wine

Experience is taking place Friday, October 22, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at

the Veteran’s Hall in San Luis Obispo. CRAVE – geared toward the next

generation of wine enthusiasts – upholds a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere,

with a revamped layout, creating more room for wine enthusiasts

to taste. The most exciting development is the introduction of new

wine bars focused on the consumer’s CRAVING; industry trends.

“Our CRAVE audience, also known as the ‘millennial,’ has proven

exceptionally wine savvy and has shown an interest in trends

surrounding the industry,” said Stacie Jacob, executive director of the

Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. “This year the educational

component has been taken a step further; in addition to offering traditional

varietal bars such as Rhône Whites, Rosés, Rhône Reds and

Unique Paso Blends, CRAVE wine bars have been further specified

including No Oak Distinct Whites, Estate/Vineyard Designate Zinfandels,

Sustainable Distinct Reds and Cabernet Sauvignons under $20.”

In addition to these wine bar novelties, event producers have reformatted

the event space allowing more freedom for wine enthusiasts to

taste, stroll and enjoy. The Veteran’s Hall exterior and foyer will be

utilized and a cooling system will be implemented keeping CRAVE

goers fresh to taste from more than 40 wineries within eight wine bars.

The evening is complemented by food pairings from the finest restaurants

and caterers in San Luis Obispo County. New in 2010, CRAVE

entertainment showcases live music from TROPO. This San Luis

Obispo band specializes in down-tempo and electronic ambient rock,

a popular musical genre featured at many night clubs.

Thanks to The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle, various safe rides

will be offered free of charge. A safe ride from Downtown Paso Robles,

to and from the Veterans Hall in SLO will be available. In addition,

three drop-off spots will be offered throughout the evening, including

to the Cal Poly Student Union, Laguna Shopping Center and Downtown

SLO. Responsible tasting is also an important element of CRAVE.

Practice of the Four Ss of Responsible Tasting – swirl, smell, sip, spit

– is a valuable way for wine enthusiasts to experience and understand

each wine from first taste to last. This practice is encouraged and

essential to make the most of this Paso Robles wine experience.

Tickets are $45 presale and $55 at the door, and include an evening

of unlimited tasting, food pairings, as well as a commemorative glass

made by Riedel. Be sure to follow Paso Robles Wine on Twitter and

become a fan on Facebook to stay updated on CRAVE features and

exciting offers. Attendees are also encouraged to “check in” on the

latest social networking craze, foursquare. Become friends with Paso

Wine to find tips on Paso Robles winery events as well as tips on how

you can win CRAVE tickets.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.pasowine.com or at

1-800-549-WINE (9463). Photo identification verifying age will be

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Satisfy Your CRAVING and Discover the

Ultimate Paso Robles Wine Industry Trends

required at time of entry. Tickets are limited, and advance purchase is

highly recommended, as CRAVE has a history of selling out in

advance. Free parking will be available at the Veterans Hall Parking lot.

For a complete list of wineries and restaurants, tickets, or for more

information about CRAVE, visit www.pasowine.com.

W I N E C O U N T R Y T H I S M O N T H ’ S

W I N E C O U N T R Y S P O T L I G H T

S A N L U I S O B I S P O

MAMA'S MEATBALL

Fine Italian Restaurant and Catering

Mama's Meatball has specialized in creating

seasonal menus by using only the finest and

freshest ingredients.

570 Higuera St. Suite 130-135

www.mamasmeatball.com

805-544-0861

S H E L L B E A C H

C A Y U C O S

HOPPE’S GARDEN BISTRO & WINE SHOP

The most highly acclaimed restaurant and Wine Shop on the Central

Coast. Recognized for Chef Wilhelm Hoppe’s seasonally inspired menu,

hand-selected wine list with a beautiful garden and historical setting.

Offering a wide range of menu items - from wild game to prime meats

and vegetarian/vegan items.

78 N. Ocean Avenue • Wednesday-Sunday 11am-10pm

www.hoppesbistro.com • 805.995.1006

DEL'S PIZZERIA AND

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Established in 1973

Family Owned and Operated

Open 7 days a week

Over 16 artisan wines by the glass

401 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach

805.773.4438 • www.delspizzeria.com

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WineologyI N T E L L I G E N C E F O R T H E W I N E C O N S U M E R

by Len Napolitano

What can be learned from observing a wine’s color and clarity?

I recently opened a bottle of red wine, vintage 1985. It poured out

of the bottle with the color of an old brown-brick building, and my

immediate comment was “Perfect!” You can’t always judge a wine by

its color, but often a visual inspection provides clues to its age and

sometimes quality.

Young red wines show a deep purple more than red. After aging a

few years, the color becomes more ruby-like. With an age of 10 to 20

years, or more, the color is lighter and takes on a tinge of brown at

least around its edge, if not throughout.

As red wines turn a little lighter with age, white wines take the

opposite path. Young white wines start very pale, maybe even with a

greenish hue. As the wine matures, the color of straw yellow is normal.

As white wines age to near 10 years and older, the color deepens to an

attractive golden yellow.

Exceptions apply to sweet white wines like Sauternes, which are

almost never pale and will become deep amber-yellow with age, and

also with light red wines like Beaujolais, which rarely become deep in

color, at any age.

Wines made from different grape varietals posses different shades.

For example, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Riesling are paler

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than Chardonnay, which tends to be more

yellow-gold. For reds, Pinot Noir,

Sangiovese and Beaujolais are more translucent than Cabernet, Merlot

or Syrah.

Judging a wine’s clarity involves holding the glass up against a white

background. A white wine should be clear and bright while a red wine

will be densely pigmented with color, depending on the grape variety.

It may even have a little sediment, depending on its age, and still be

pleasing and safe to drink.

The key is to look out for cloudiness in the wine. A bottle of very

old red wine, say, more than 20 years old, may become a little cloudy

when moved because the sediment is agitated. This is normal. My

1985 bottle was decanted to separate the wine from its sediment.

But a permanent, dull, cloudiness in wine is a bad sign. Fortunately,

the quality of wine these days is so good that this is highly unlikely.

Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators,

Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequent

contact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.

Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care of

Wine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.

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Preferred Tasting Room:

SCULPTERRA WINERY

By Michael Cervin

The tasting room at Sculpterra Winery

is not just about wine. Yes, you will find

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel

and big red blends, but there is also a dedication

to artists and their art from the local

community. “We continue to add to our

local artist theme and currently showcase

two jewelry makers, a ceramicist, and local

olive oil,” says tasting room manager Kyle

Coots. But the big draw, literally, are the

massive sculptures which dot the property.

The huge sculptures include a 10 ton

puma and an eight ton mammoth,

designed by local artist John Jagger. “It’s

not a gimmick, it’s a combination of really

outrageous original art and high end big

red wines,” say winemaker Paul Frankel

and there’s no place like this in all the Central Coast. The tasting room

also boasts lots of original art by their resident iron worker and

master blacksmith Robert Bentley. Another addition to their winery

line up which many people do not know is that at Sculpterra there

are pistachios on the tasting bar to sample and packages for sale

which come from the estate. “Dr. Frankel planted them back in 1980

and today there are 30 acres on the property,” Kyle says.

The fall is always an exciting time at any winery as harvest begins

and new wines are available. “We are releasing the 2008 Merlot as

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well as the 2008 Petite Sirah in October on

Paso Robles’ Harvest Festival weekend,

October 15th to 17th,” Kyle adds. And

during that weekend Sculpterra is dedicating

time to their extended vineyard and

production family with a South of the

Border Celebration on Saturday, October

16th. Traditional food will be served from

12 to 4 p.m. and Mariachi Mexicanisimo

will be playing live. Tickets are just $25

and include food, entertainment and a glass

of wine. That is a great deal, but there’s still

more. On Sunday, October 17th, virtuoso

guitarist, Robert Earl Longley, will be

playing music in the afternoon. Of course

they host various musicians on the first

Saturday of every month with local

singer/songwriters as it is, so there is literally

something for everyone.

“There’s really no place like this,” Paul Frankel admits. The wine,

the music the art and the sculptures make Sculpterra a must stop.

“These pieces of art are going to be here, long after the vineyard is

gone,” he says.

To experience the art and wine of Sculpterra Winery, head out to

5125 Linne Road, just four miles outside of downtown Paso Robles.

Visitor hours are Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact www.sculpterra.com or (805) 226-8881 for more information.

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Welcome to

P L E A S A N T VA L L E Y

RANCHITA CANYON VINEYARD

3439 Ranchita Canyon Road, San Miguel

805-467-9448, ranchitacanyonvineyard.com

Friday-Monday, 11am-5pm, or by appointment

Ranchita Canyon Vineyard is a family owned & operated vineyard

& boutique winery, producing estate grown, handcrafted wines.

J&J CELLARS

2850 Ranchita Canyon, San Miguel

805-467-2891, www.jjcellars.com

Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm or by appointment

Come discover some great wines and incredible values!

CINQUAIN CELLARS

6404 Independence Ranch Place, San Miguel

805-400-5978, www.cinquaincellars.com

Tasting by appointment on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Come taste the poetry created from 100% estate-grown Bordeaux,

Rhône and Port varieties.

TACKITT FAMILY VINEYARDS

6640 Von Dollen Rd, San Miguel

805-467-9490, www.tackittfamilyvineyards.com

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm

A small family venture dedicated to premium wines.

PRETTY-SMITH VINEYARDS & WINERY

13350 River Road, San Miguel

805-467-3104, www.prettysmith.com

Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm

A one woman winery creating soft, smooth and silky estate

grown Bordeaux-style wines.

LOCATELLI VINEYARDS & WINERY

8585 Cross Canyons Road, San Miguel

805 467-0067, www.locatelliwinery.com

Friday-Sunday 11am-4pm, Festival Weekends 10am-5pm

Malbec, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon are just a few of our

estate wines waiting for you.

SILVER HORSE WINERY

2995 Pleasant Valley Rd, San Miguel

805-467-WINE(9463), www.silverhorse.com

Friday-Monday 11am-5pm

Come experience what everyone is talking about!

RIVERSTAR VINEYARDS

7450 Estrella Road, San Miguel

805-467-0086, www.riverstarvineyards.com

Thursday-Monday 11-5pm or by appt.

Come and sit on our patio, relax and

enjoy a great glass of RiverStar Wine!

TERRACE HILL

2620, California Poppy Lane, San Miguel, 805-467-1906

Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm

Take a break while on the trail and come in to savor our

award-winning Tuscan Olive Oils, house made spices and herbs.

VILLA SAN JULIETTE WINERY

6385 Cross Canyon Road, Tasting by appointment only

805-550-0522, www.villasanjuliette.com

A beautiful 168 acre vineyard producing a broad range of

grapes including Cabernet Sauvingon, Merlot, Petite Sirah,

Syrah, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc.

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San Miguel

J&J Cellars

Estate Wines from Eclectic Grapes

J&J Cellars is the culmination of an adventure the Judd family began

back in 1998. Jim Judd, head of the family and an accomplished aviator,

was flying over his property, which he has owned for 35 years, and

noticed all the new vines that had been planted in the properties adjacent

to his. Coming from five generations of fruit farmers, the beautiful sight

of the rolling hills trellised in vines sparked his interest. When he sat

down and discussed it with his family, it ignited a passion in all of them

to pursue this new venture together.

At J&J Cellars great pride is taken in the estate grown wines made

from the eclectic variety of grapes they grow. However, they have made a

conscious effort to keep their pricing affordable. Their case sales of

Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon have struck a cord with consumers who

appreciate good quality as well as value. The cases have been flying out

the door!

The tasting room is surrounded by a beautiful picnic area with an old

oak tree as its centerpiece. It is complemented by an outdoor fireplace, a

terrace overlooking the vineyard, a bocce ball court and horseshoe pits.

It is an enticingly serene setting that invites many return visitors.

There are some exciting upcoming events at J&J Cellars:

• October 15 – Wine in the Vines - Gourmet bites, fine wines and live

music.

• October 16 - A lavish BBQ, wine and live music by Code Blues. A great

way to celebrate Harvest Weekend.

• October 16-17 – As part of the Paso Robles Wine Harvest Weekend,

the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail will host the “Tour de Trail” Passport

Weekend. Get your passport stamped by visiting businesses along the

trail for a chance to win great prizes.

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By Melissa Chavez

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WILD HORSE WINERY

Thriving on Variety

For the some time now, winemakers

Clay Brock and Chrissy Whitmann have

been at work at Wild Horse Winery

combining their diverse experience,

talents and flair for experimentation to

continue a nearly three-decade tradition of

excellence in Templeton. Accompanying

the winery’s famous Pinot Noirs, are their

Chardonnays, Merlots and Cabernet

Sauvignons.

Wild Horse Winery thrives on variety.

Historically, they have utilized a cross-section of 30 grape varieties

and 40 Central Coast vineyards across 16 appellations,

enabling a well-stocked affair of both new and seasoned vintages.

With so many to choose from and a slew in the library, one

wonders if a Wild Horse E-ticket would be the ideal way to

sample all of them. To keep things practical, the tasting room

divvies up its portfolio into four main categories: Wild Horse

Wines, Cheval Sauvage (a reserve wine), Unbridled Wines and

Winery Exclusives.

There are four core wines distributed nationally. This includes a

Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. In

limited distribution is the Viognier. In even smaller distribution is

Unbridled Chardonnay (Bien Nacido Vineyard) and Unbridled

Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County) affectionately named Cheval

Sauvage (“Wild Horse”), is a smooth oper-

WILD HORSE WINERY

ator with a fragrant, woodsy aroma. In the

~ FALL EVENTS ~

mouth, layers of cherries and spices grace

OCTOBER 15-17

“Pumpkin and Pinot” Harvest Fest Weekend the palate along with traces of earth and

Enjoy barrel samples and specials all weekend.

vanilla. The Cheval is distributed on a very

• Friday: Back by popular demand is Pumpkin Turkey Chili

limited basis to restaurants.

along with Pumpkin Pie and five Pinot Noirs

• Saturday: Pumpkin Empanadas, Pumpkin Gnocchi, live music 12-3 pm Among the most popular in their

• Sunday: Fresh crepes from Le Ciel

Winery Exclusives line-up is their wildly

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popular Blaufrankisch wine. Visitor

Special Wine Club Pick-Up Party

Center Manager Leslie Churchill says the

Release of the 2007 Cheval Sauvage (“Wild Horse”), the winery’s

“best of the best” Pinot Noir. Enjoy live music, great food and “unique heirloom varietal is our top seller

Wild Horse wines. Open only to wine club members and their guests. each month. It has soft tannins with

luscious, spicy fruit. Blaufrankisch is a

great summer red or everyday kind of wine.”

Also in the Exclusives collection are Unbridled Zinfandel (Paso

Robles), Malvasia Bianca (an Italian white with fruit and citrus), a

2008 Grenache Blanc (a fragrant, white grape), Verdelho (estategrown

with reminders of red grapefruit and pears) and Negrette

(unapologetically deep, bold and sassy). All five wines are only

attainable directly from the winery or through the wine club.

As one can see, it’s a great time to visit the tasting room to check

out some of the newer and exciting wines while savoring the established

favorites that make Wild Horse Winery a household name.

Wild Horse Winery is located at 1437 Wild Horse Winery Court

in Templeton, just five minutes from town. The tasting room is

open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (805) 788-6310. Visit

www.WildHorseWinery.com.

Hörður Heiðarsson

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Come, If You Dare, to the Haunted Caves at Eberle Winery

Proceeds Benefit Children of San Luis Obispo County

Come if you dare and venture through Eberle Winery’s Haunted Caves! Decorated and lit by

a team of professionals, the 16,000-square-feet of underground caves turn into one of the spookiest

tickets in town. Brave souls 10 and older are recommended for this Halloween fun, but

there will be plenty of games for the little ones above ground as well. The Haunted Caves will

be open from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, October 29th and 30th.

A $5 donation goes directly to children’s charities in San Luis Obispo County, which work on

behalf of local foster

youth by offering

programs and support.

(Parents, the Tasting

Room will be open for

complimentary wine

tasting as well! Just ask

for the Ca-BOO-nay!)

Eberle Winery

is located at 3810

Highway 46 East in Paso

Robles, 3.5 miles east of

Highway 101.

Call (805) 238-960 or visit www.eberlewinery.com.

Join us on Facebook and Twitter for more information on this and

other events at Eberle Winery!

Wineries of Highway 46 East

Halloween Poker Run, Oct. 29-31

Join the Wineries of Highway 46 East for a weekend of fun as they

host its first Halloween Poker Run to benefit Hospice of San Luis

Obispo County. Belly up to the bar, donate $5 for your poker game

board and then have fun pulling a card from each winery you visit.

Enjoy complimentary wine tasting at each 46 East participating

winery. Visit five wineries to make a hand, or visit all 10 wineries over

the weekend and double your chances to win!

Prizes include:

• 1st Prize – Mixed case of wine, a night at the Holiday Inn Express

in Paso Robles, and a picnic tour on the Grapeline.

• 2nd Prize – Mixed case of wine and a night at La Quinta Inn &

Suites, Paso Robles.

• 3rd Prize – 2 nights at the Wine Country RV Resort

Wear a costume and get a discount on wine purchases at all winery

locations!

Pick up your game board at Holiday Inn Express, Wine Country

RV Resort, La Quinta Inn & Suites or any member of the Wineries of

Highway 46 East.

Members of the Wineries of Highway 46 East include Bianchi,

Chumeia, Eberle, EOS, Firestone, LeVigne at Sylvester, Mitchella,

Meridian, Tobin James and Vina Robles.

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Preferred Tasting Room:

SILVER HORSE

Come experience what everyone is talking about!

by Lisa Pretty

With their winery situated on a hilltop offering

spectacular views of the Pleasant Valley, the Kroener

family has created an environment where visitors can

relax and enjoy wine country in style. The property has

a stunning winery, tasting room, and event center overlooking

hundreds of acres of vineyards while being

located just minutes away from downtown Paso

Robles.

Inside the elegant hacienda-style tasting room, visitors

have the opportunity to try the French Bordeaux

and Spanish varietal wines created by winemaker Steve Kroener. Steve

creates food-friendly wines that are age-worthy and “varietally”

correct. Along with the stand-alone varietals, Steve produces unique

blends such as their very popular “The Big Easy” a blend of Grenache,

Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. The majority of the wines

produced at the winery are from the 80-acre estate vineyard. From the

tasting room you can get a glimpse of the production and barrel

storage area. Chances are if winery operations are in full swing you will

be invited to learn a little about how wine is made at Silver Horse.

Clearly the Kroeners want their guests to feel welcome and have

pulled out all the stops to ensure a memorable visit. The tasting room

features a cozy atmosphere, is surrounded by bocce ball and horseshoe

courts as well as several outdoor patios and a wood-burning fireplace,

making it the ideal place to sit and relax with a picnic lunch while

enjoying the fabulous views. October is a great time to

visit with Silver Horse offering 10% discounts to SLO

county residents, 15% to Paso Robles residents and

20% for members of the S’orse Wine Club.

The winery is an ideal venue for winery and special

events. October 15-17 during Harvest Wine Weekend,

Silver Horse will have live music, wood fired pizzas,

barrel samples and new releases. October 17th is a

“Funday Sunday” at the Silver Horse Pizza Bistro – what

could be more fun than wine, pizza and music? The

winery will also stamp your “Tour de Trail Passport”

that weekend and send you out to discover the other

estate wineries located along the Pleasant Valley Wine

Trail.

If you visit the winery most other weekends in October changes are

you will see a wedding in progress. Brides have discovered what a

perfect place Silver Horse is for a wedding. In addition to all of the

breathtaking outdoor areas, the venue offers two event areas that can

hold from 40 to 300 people and a staff that knows how to treat you

right. The 3000 sq-ft event facility has adjustable walls that can make

the building completely closed or open – ideal any time of the year.

The building also has enough power to support a hard rock concert

and a catering pad on the back to keep the behind the scenes activities

behind the scenes. The event facility also has a 4000 sq-ft lawn and

garden area.

To book your event or for more information call 805-467-WINE

(9463) or visit www.silverhorse.com.

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Special Harvest Wine Events in San Luis Obispo

Just after summer vacation and before the hectic holiday

season, some places in California still have reason to celebrate a

very special time of year: Harvest. In San Luis Obispo – which lies

halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and is the hub city

for the state’s fastest growing, most highly sought-after wine

country – harvest is one-of-a-kind Bacchanalian holiday not to be

missed.

Beginning in September with California Wine Month and

stretching into November, the roughly three-month-long harvest

season is the most exciting season of the winemaking year and an

ideal time to take part in wine and barrel tasting, winemaker

dinners, blending seminars, grape stomps and other exciting

events in San Luis Obispo County’s world class wine country.

San Luis Obispo’s centrally located downtown hotels –

including B&Bs, larger chain hotels and economy lodges –

provide the perfect jumping-off point to all of the area’s

surrounding harvest wine attractions. Just minutes from local

vineyards where plump, juicy grapes hang heavily from the vines,

visitors can also easily experience harvest treats like picking

apples at nearby orchards or strolling the downtown farmer’s

market where the heady scents of kettle corn and freshly baked

pies fill the air. And since a harvest moon brightens warm

evenings and the balmy “Indian Summer” sun graces still-long

days, harvest season in San Luis Obispo is an ideal time to enjoy

the many beaches, parks, and trails in and around San Luis

Obispo, as well as attend one of several wine country events:

Harvest Wine Events

• October 9, Annual Wine and Roses Bike Race, Templeton:

www.templetonchamber.com

• October 15-17, Harvest Wine Weekend, Paso Robles:

www.pasowine.com

• October 22, CRAVE wine event, Paso Robles: www.pasowine.com

• November 5-7, Harvest Celebration Weekend, San Luis Obispo:

www.slowine.com

For more information about San Luis Obispo accommodations,

events and activities, visit SanLuisObispoVacations.com.

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Winemaker Profile:

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

STEVE PECK

by Lisa Pretty

Steve Peck is extremely personable, laidback and relaxed.

Surprising for someone responsible for the entire portfolio of red

wines made at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines. The portfolio includes

Bordeaux and Rhône varietals, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and a number of

exceptional red blends. With distribution in every state and more than

30 countries, the winery produces approximately one million cases

annually, with roughly 65% being red wine production. That is a lot

of wine, and a huge amount of responsibility for any winemaker. His

passion, leadership skills and technical mind are likely the keys to his

success.

Steve was born and raised in California and began cultivating his

love of viticulture and winemaking as a teenager working alongside his

uncle, a dedicated home winemaker. His early exposure inspired Steve

to enroll at UC Davis to study enology and later, chemical engineering.

He put himself through school as part of the team at Joseph Phelps

Vineyards, gaining a practical understanding of winemaking. Surprisingly,

after earning his degree, Steve pursued opportunities in the

biotech industry, working at Merck & Co. and Genencor International.

He did remain dedicated to the art of winemaking by creating

his own red wines most vintages. In 2001, he was eager to return to a

career in winemaking and joined Five Rivers Winery in Paso Robles as

winemaker. In 2007, Steve joined the team at J. Lohr where he was

appointed winemaker for the red wine portfolio – and he couldn’t be

happier.

2010 is a vintage that has a few winemakers nervous. The wet

winter, the winds during bloom, and the cool summer are all pointing

to a later-than-average harvest for most vineyards – which some worry

could pose a challenge in terms of ideal fruit ripeness. Steve indicated

he felt good about the upcoming vintage. At J. Lohr, the vineyard team

tried something new this year – instead of watering to a set schedule,

they followed a watering program meant to mimic rainfall events, with

the vineyard going extended periods without water, before receiving

what would be the equivalent of an inch or more of rain through the

vineyards’ drip irrigation system. Steve believes this approach has been

very successful, and that all the fruit will ripen on time (without

having to drop fruit). A traditional, weekly irrigation program would

have likely delayed ripening and pushed harvest out. Despite his

confidence, Steve is “spending more time than ever checking weather

forecasts” and can be found out in the vineyards tasting grapes on a

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daily basis. He believes the quality of any wine is determined by the

quality of the fruit, and is actively involved in farming decisions at J.

Lohr.

Steve’s favorite part of working at J. Lohr is having the resources to

be an innovative winemaker. In both the vineyard and the winery, J.

Lohr is equipped with leading-edge technology, and is committed to

continual viticultural and winemaking research, with all efforts geared

towards creating wines with the perfect level of plump, ripe fruit character,

minimal astringency and a soft, luxurious mouthfeel. The winemakers

are given the reins when it comes to what ultimately gets put

into the bottle. In 2009, a new line of wines called “J. Lohr Gesture”

was launched. J. Lohr Gesture wines are only available in the tasting

room, online or through the wine club, and each vintage offers something

different – sort of a “winemaker’s pick.” When asked what his

favorite wine in the J. Lohr portfolio is, Steve didn’t hesitate: “Seven

Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon. I am proud of this Paso Robles wine, it’s

become a benchmark for the region, offering excellent flavor and value

to so many people vintage after vintage.”

Stop by the J. Lohr Wine Center, located at 6169 Airport Road in

Paso Robles, to sample the wines, or visit jlohr.com for additional

information.

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By Melissa Chavez

More wine lovers are heading to Vineyard

Drive in Paso Robles to “Get a Taste of the

Good Life” at Jada Vineyard. The new sleek

and modern tasting room has been enjoying

a steady following of fans who are so smitten

with Jada’s vintages, many have sold out.

“We’re ending our 2007 vintages,” says

Susan West, Jada Vineyard Operations

Manager. Impressed with the growing quality

of Jada wines, West finds that “every vintage

is even better than the ones before them, and

they were already good to start out with.”

The Templeton Gap area has provided a

perfect environment in which to establish

Jada Vineyards’ Bordeaux and Rhône varietals.

An enviable corridor, cooling influences

are siphoned eastward to tame even the

hottest summers on their vineyard’s south

and western exposures. Tempered by Pacific

Ocean influences, these conditions help to

ensure plenty of hang time and enable

complex flavors to develop within the fruit.

Jada Vineyards’ popular 2008 “XCV” had

sold out, but their new 2009 release is fortunately

at the rescue to replace the temporary

void. Limited to just 377 cases, the three-

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JADA VINEYARD

Get a Taste of the Good Life

JADA VINEYARD

~ FALL EVENTS ~

OCTOBER 15-17

Harvest Festival Wine Weekend

Taste new releases and old favorites paired with gourmet cheeses all

weekend. 11am-5pm, $10, includes logo glass.

RSVP and info: 805-226-4200. Email ryan@jadavineyard.com.

OCTOBER 15

“Halloween at Harvest” Pickup Party

Theme for 2010: “Movies and Music.”

Come in costume as your favorite movie star, rock star or musician.

Enjoy music, good food, wine, and costume prizes. 6-8pm

$15/members and $20/guests. RSVP

OCTOBER 31

Happy Halloween at Jada

Wear a costume to be automatically entered

for a chance to win wine or merchandise.

11am-5pm, drawings at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 pm.

RSVP and info: 805-226-4200. Email susan@jadavineyard.com.

varietal combo contains 55% Viognier and

nearly equal parts 40% Roussanne and 5%

Grenache Blanc to create a layering of honeysuckle

and orange along with mineral and

melon essences.

The winery’s 2009 “88” vintage (“VIII

VIII”) is a white Rhône trio of 70% Grenache

Blanc, 16% Viognier and 14% Roussanne,

while their inaugural “1149” Rosé offers a

quintet of 34% Grenache, 22% Merlot, 20%

each of Tannat and Syrah, and 4% Rous-

sanne. Jada’s flagship wines are Jack of Hearts

and Jersey Girl, a red Bordeaux blend and a

Syrah. Other popular vintages are Hell’s

Kitchen and Mirror. Both wines are red

Rhone blends aged for 18 months in French

oak.

To take full advantage of their terrific location,

Jada Vineyards offers private wine and

cheese pairings. If you call ahead, they can

also arrange for private small group wine

tastings, picnic-style or catered luncheons,

winery tours and vineyard tours (wine club

members).

“The one thing that’s amazing,” finds

Susan West, “is that this is the first place that

I’ve ever worked where all of the wines sell

within three to five percent of each other.

Typically, four wines will stand out in most

tasting rooms. We have nine wines now.

Having been in the industry for almost 14

years, this is the first time I’ve ever seen equal

popularity for all the wines!”

Jada Vineyard Tasting Room is located at

5620 Vineyard Drive in Paso Robles. Hours

are Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m.

to 5 p.m .or by scheduled appointment.

Call (805) 226-4200 or visit the website at

www.JadaVineyard.com.

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SAVOR THE CENTRAL COAST

At the exciting new food and

wine celebration – “SUNSET –

Savor the Central Coast,”

September 30 through October 3

– participants will have the

opportunity to meet and get a

harvest update from the winemakers

of 100 wineries from San

Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara,

Monterey and Ventura counties

and experience as many as 500

wines, including winners and 30

finalists of the 2010 Western

Wine Awards. The unique

terroir-driven wine event, representing

the wine grapes and

winemaking talents of 18 American

Viticultural Areas (AVAs),

will provide participants the rare

occasion to taste wines side-byside

by varietal, by region and by

blend type. Forty-one varietals

from Albarino to Zinfandel will

be available for tasting, plus

Bordeaux, Rhône and field

blends, kosher wine, Ports, late

harvest and dessert-style wines.

Sunset Magazine will

announce its prestigious 2010

Western Wine Awards at a gala

on October 1 at the historic Asistencia

at Santa Margarita Ranch,

and on October 2-3, seminars

and wine tastings will be paired

with small plates provided by 35

top local chefs featuring 100

percent sustainable seafood and

locally grown produce, lamb,

beef, poultry and artisanal

cheeses. One-of-a-kind private

harvest winery tours and indulgent

winemaker dinners will

enhance the SAVOR experience

as more than 8,000 participants

from throughout California and

beyond tour, sip and savor the

beauty of California’s largely

unexplored Central Coast, San

Luis Obispo and surrounding

communities.

Seminars will showcase everything

from barrel-making to the

secrets of pairing wine and food.

The Food Network’s Tyler

Florence will be in the demonstration

kitchen to prepare

“Dinner at My Place” featuring

local seafood and Cal Poly raised

lamb. Sunset Wine Editor Sara

Schneider will lead several seminars,

including a varietal tour of

the Distinct and Different Paso

Robles appellation and a handson

blending seminar with the

winemakers of Edna Valley.

“When we print stories in

Sunset about a great destination,

novel ways to cook fresh

produce, a cool new wine bar, we

are excited about the information

we are sharing,” said Sunset’s

Editor-in-Chief Katie Tamony.

“But it’s a step short of sharing the

experience. ‘SAVOR the Central

Coast’ will close the gap. This

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egion is a treasure trove of

exciting new grape varieties,

talented winemaking, creative

cooking and organic farming, to

Sunset Magazine, the premier publication of Living

in the West, has partnered with the San Luis Obispo

County Visitors & Conference Bureau to launch “SUNSET

- Savor the Central Coast.”

Ticket proceeds and sponsorships are considered donations

to the San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Convention

Bureau, a 501 c 6 non-profit tourism organization

promoting San Luis Obispo County.

Presenting Sponsors for the event include Safeway,

Visa Signature and Volvo. Other notable sponsors

include: San Luis Obispo County Business Improvement

District, City of San Luis Obispo/San Luis Obispo –

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Celebrates California’s Central Coast Wines

For more event information

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Board, Avila Village Inn, Bonipak, Blacklake Golf Resort,

Center of Effort Winery, Charter Communications,

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Avila Beach is surrounded by gentle, sloping hills, which

define the harbor from the landward side. Three piers

define the look from the oceanside; two are open to the

public. Guests enjoy leisurely strolls out over the water,

and the pier-based restaurants, which always offer fresh

seasonal seafood. Avila is also an active fishing harbor

with many fresh fish markets offering live crab, and fresh

seafood.

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Visit Alapay Cellars for a Mini Vacation

by Lisa Pretty

Located in beautiful downtown Avila

Beach, the Alapay Cellars tasting room is the

perfect place for a relaxing wine experience.

When you walk through the doors, the

beachy décor complete with two large fish

aquariums remind you that you are just

minutes from the ocean. With the large

number of tourists heading to Avila the

general mood in the tasting room is typical

of happy vacationers.

Winemaker/owners, Scott and Rebecca

Remmenga offer a wide range of wines for tasting. They source grapes

from vineyards in Paso Robles, Edna Valley and Santa Ynez to

produce some familiar wines such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and

Cabernet Sauvignon in addition to a few that are a little harder to find

like Lagrein and Tempranillo. New on the tasting list this summer are

a Santa Barbara County Viognier, a Paso Robles Grenache Blanc and

for those looking for a fun dessert wine a Late Harvest Sauvignon

Blanc has just been released with “his and hers” bottles. Scott has

done an incredible job making wines that are very approachable and

Wish You Were Here!

Oceanfront Wine Tasting

Unique gifts & apparel

Wines by the glass!

480 Front St. Avila Beach

805.595.9663

www.wildwoodwine.com

Open Daily 10:30-6; Fri til 8, Sat til 7

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the list of gold medals and a recent best of

class award indicate he is a winemaker to

watch.

Knowing that many people are intimidated

by wine, Rebecca has gone out of her

way to make Alapay Cellars tasting room “one

without the attitude.” According to Rebecca,

“We like to help people relax and make

learning about wine and wine tasting an

entertaining and enjoyable experience.”

A visit to the tasting room can give you the

sense of a mini vacation. The tasting room is

open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with

extended hours on Friday (until 8 p.m.) for the Avila Beach Fish &

Farmer’s Market as well as extended hours on Saturday evenings during

the summer months. While you are there be sure to join the wine club

to receive the winemaker’s selection of six wines and an Alapay gift

twice per year. Club members receive wine discounts, complimentary

wine tasting, invitations to special events and a quarterly newsletter. For

more information, call (805) 595-2632 or visit www.alapaycellars.com.

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Vintners are Ready to Celebrate the Joys of Harvest

Annual Festival to Focus on Santa Barbara County’s

Homegrown Wines & Cuisine

The annual Celebration of Harvest festival will once again be held

on the beautiful grounds of the Rancho Sisquoc Winery, located on the

outskirts of Santa Maria, on Saturday October 9th, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The 100+ members of the Vintners’ Association will all be there,

pouring their most current wines, and they will be joined by over two

dozen local chefs, caterers and specialty food purveyors to showcase

the bounty of this unique agricultural paradise. Per tradition, Vintners’

will be donating a plethora of large format bottle wines, special dinners

at their wineries and gift-boxed verticals for a silent auction, which will

benefit local charities. And to make the day even more festive, Sean

Wiggins & One Lone Goat and The Laurel Street Jazz Band will serenade

guests with blues, jazz and original live music.

Celebration of Harvest, however, is more than just the festival itself!

Visitors can purchase a “Vintners’ Visa” – a four-day passport for tastings

and special offers at more than thirty participating wineries – to

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Cambria

Zaca Mesa

Demetria

Curtis

101

To Solvang

(17 miles)

Santa Maria

FIRESTONE

ZACA STA

TEPUSQUET

Byron

154

Tantara

KENNETH

VOLK

VINEYARDS

Rancho Sisquoc

Foxen Vineyards

Tres Hermanas

Fess Parker

Koehler

FOXEN CANYON RD

To Los Olivos

(11 miles)

take a leisurely drive through the wine trails of the area, where many

of the participating wineries are planning special events over the

weekend. For complete details and tickets, visit the Santa Barbara

County Vintners’ Association website at www.SBCountyWines.com, or

call the Association office at (805) 688-0881.

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WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | SANTA MARIA

Open 10:30-5:00

2485 Highway 46 West

Paso Robles, CA

805-237-7896

On the Santa Maria Wine Trail

www.santamariawines.com

Now open 7 days

Open 10:30-4:30

5230 Tepusquet Road

Santa Maria, CA

805-938-7896

For more information and directions: www.volkwines.com

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Carina Cellars Features New Artist Photography Exhibit

Carina Cellars welcomes Rodger Dawson

to his first show at the tasting room this fall!

Dawson enjoys photographing simple

subjects that emanate elements of fascinating

beauty, such as late afternoon’s oblique light

projecting deep contrasts of texture, rich

scarlet vineyards in fall just before harvest, or

highlights and shadows generating

chiaroscuric patterns on a path along a creek.

Shooting with a Canon 5D Mk II, Dawson

works to capture that beauty, then work with

digital images to create a personal idealized

image closely resembling that initial moment.

As a resident of Santa Barbara County,

Dawson is intimately connected with the

natural beauty that surrounds his everyday

Huber

Foley

Estates

Winery

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Ampelos

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246

To Lompoc

(18 miles)

E. CHESTNUT

To Santa Maria

Buellton

Cold Heaven

INDUSTRIAL

2nd

AVE OF THE FLAGS

101

Palmina Lompoc “Wine Ghetto”

Flying Goat Cellars

Fiddlehead Cellars

LaVie Babcock

Clos

246

Pepe

Melville

Foley Estates Winery

Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards

7TH

Lompoc

1

To Santa Maria,

Paso Robles, see page 18

BALLARD CANYON RD

To

Santa

Barbara

(43 miles)

5

TH

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Rusack

Ballard

CHALKHILL

ATTERDAG

2ND

BALLARD CANYON RD

PARK

Solvang

COPENHAGEN

MOLLE

OAK ALISAL

1ST

PARK

SORT THIS OUT

CELLARS

To Hwy. 101

Santa Maria (32 miles)

Paso Robles (88 miles)

Saarloos & Sons

Epiphany/Qupe

Daniel Gehrs

Longoria

Consilience

Tre Anelli

Carhartt Winery

Artiste

Alexander & Wayne and Arthur Earl

Los Olivos Tasting Room

Andrew Murray

Byron/IO Tensley

Fontes Phillips/Coghlan

Coquelicot

Blair Fox Cellars

Dragonette

ALAMO PINTADO AVE

Stolpman

MISSION

Blackjack

Lincourt

ALAMOPINTADO RD

GRAND AVE

ALAMO PINTADO AVE

CARINA

CELLARS

Rideau

Buttonwood

Wandering Dog Wine Bar

SANTA ROSA AVE

Royal Oaks

Lion’s Peak/Mission Meadow Winery

Alma Rosa Mosby

Dieberg, Star Lane

& Three Saints

D’Alfonso-Curran Wines

Ken Brown Wines

Casa

Shoestring

Tastes of the Valleys

Cassara

East Valley/

Lafond

Hitching Post Presidio Dascomb

Lucas & Lewellen

Sanford

Sevtap

Carivintas

Mandolina

101

To

Hwy.

101

To Santa Barbara

“Happy Canyon” Photograph

life, so when he first visited Italy, he immediately

felt at home. Whether in Italy or here on

the Central Coast, Dawson is drawn to the

timeless beauty of nature and human interaction.

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“Each glass of wine we enjoy is a tribute to

that connection to the land,” said Dawson.

“Hikes into the backcountry are motivated by

the same urge I find with my photography: to

bear witness to that ageless peace and tranquility

of the land, water, vegetation, wildlife,

breezes, sunlight and clouds. If I can create

with my images some of that feeling that

nature provides, then I feel fulfilled at a deep

level.”

Dawson’s work will be on display from

October 1 through November 30 at the

Carina Cellars Tasting Room, 2900 Grand

Avenue in Los Olivos. For more information,

check out www.carinacellars.com or call the

tasting room at (805) 688-2459.

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Sunstone

Beckmen

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QUESTA

Bridlewood

SAGUNTO

NUMANCIA

Imagine Wine

Chumash

Casino

SantaYnez

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MEADOWVALE

Gainey

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Santa Ynez Valley Vintners to Support Annual

Event to Help Vineyard and Farm Workers

The 3rd Annual Vino de Sueños (Wine of Dreams) benefit winerelease

celebration will be held November 6th at the Santa Ynez Valley

Marriott in Buellton from 3 to 6 p.m.

This unique fundraiser, begun in November 2008, is a unique

event planned and supported by a small group of local premium winemakers

to benefit farm and vineyard workers. Founding wineries

include Alma Rosa, Buttonwood, Clos Pepé, Feliz Noché, Foxen,

Longoria and Presidio.

Vino de Sueños is the brand name for the wine series released each

year at the annual event. Last year, twelve wineries donated ten cases

of wine each to be tasted and sold exclusively under the Vino de

Sueños label at the release celebration. This year 17 premium wineries

will be participating.

Wineries who have committed to release wines on November 6th

under the Vino de Sueños labels include Alma Rosa, Au Bon Climat,

Buttonwood, Carhartt, Cold Heaven, D’Alfonso-Curran, Fiddlehead,

Fontes & Phillips, Foxen, Hitching Post, Kalyra, Longoria, Makor,

Qupé, Riverbench and Vogelzang. Carhartt, Fontes & Phillips, Qupé,

Rideau and Riverbench are new additions for 2010.

There will be individual wines for every taste and pocketbook

including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Merlot and

Pinot Noir. Wines are expected to sell from $12 to $40 depending

upon varietal and vintage and are discounted for this fundraising

event. White wine and red wine six-pack samplers and a case sampler

will be also available for further discounted prices.

The Vino de Sueños event and sales of the Vino de Sueños wines

are a fundraiser to benefit vineyard and farm workers through the

auspices of People Helping People (PHP). PHP is a unique non-profit

organization which helps disadvantaged families and individuals in

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the Santa Ynez and Los Alamos Valleys by providing a wide range of

services “under one roof.”

According to Becky Barieau, event chair and representative of

founding winemaker Foxen Vineyards, another unique aspect of the

Vino de Sueños wines is that each label includes a reproduction of an

original art piece from a local artist. What has resulted from the

marriage of the winemakers and artist’s talents Barieau says, “is a series

of wonderful wines with extraordinary labels that just jump off the

bottle…These labels and the original works they represent are truly

collectors’ items. We are so very grateful for the works donated over

the past two years by Karina Puente and some of her friends.”

This year’s art works are being created by Ariane Aumont, Kari

Crist, Jenny Diaz, Jim Farnum, Darby Holden, Eric King, Christina

Locascio, Alissa Massey, Lily Nathan, Zoe Nathan, Karina Puente, Luis

Ramirez, Joel Serrato, Suzi Trubitz, Jose Villa, Nancy Yaki and Seyburn

Zorthian.

In addition to the wine tasting, wine sale and art auction, the

November 6th release event will feature live music by international

award-winning guitarist Derroy who is returning from last year by

public demand. Derroy’s technique has simultaneously been termed

“masterful” and “gravity defying.”

Appetizers will once again be created by New West Catering. Last

year’s food prepared by owners Janet and Jeff Olsson received rave

reviews from the guests for its unique character, variety, and quality.

Tickets for Vino de Sueños are $40 each, include a 14 ounce Vino

de Sueños logo glass, and are on sale now. To buy tickets or to receive

more information about the Vino de Sueños release celebration, go to

the Vino de Sueños website at www.vinodesuenos.com or contact

People Helping People at (805) 686-0295 or www.syvphp.org.

MISSION

101

To Solvang

34 miles)

STATE

Coquelicot

OLIVE

ANAPAMU

ANACAPA

N SALSIPUEDES

Carr Winery

MILPAS

E GUITERREZ

MONTECITO

Santa Barbara

Jaffurs

Wine Cellars

Oreana

Giesinger

Whitcraft

Santa Barbara Winery

Kalyra Winery

Coastal Winery

Kunin & Westerly

Municipal Winemakers

P a c i f i c O c e a n

Summerland

Winery

101

Stearns Wharf Vintners

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WINERY - LOCATION HOURS

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Adelaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 10-5

5805 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 805 239-8980 X X X

Albeno Munari – Paso Robles Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed 11-5

725 12th Street; 805 239-9176 Thu-Sat 11-6 X X

Alta Colina – Paso Robles Th-Su

2725 Adelaida Rd; 805 227-4191 11-5 X X

AmByth Estate – Templeton By

510 Sequoia Lane; 805 305-9497 appt X X

ANGLIM WINERY – Paso Robles Th-Mo 11-6

740 Pine St; 805-227-6813 or by Appt X X

ARROYO ROBLES – Paso Robles Daily

739 12th St; 877-759-WINE 11-7 X X

Asuncion Ridge – Paso Roble Su-Th 12:30-6

729 13th Street; 805 237-3780 Fr-Sa 12-8 X X

August Ridge – Creston Fr 12-5

8790 E. Highway 41; 805 239-2455 Sa-Su 11-5 X X

B & E Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-5

10,000 Creston Rd; 805-238-4815 or By Appt X X

Barrel 27 – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-5

2323 Tulley Rd #110; 805-237-1245 or By Appt X X

Bassetti Vineyards – Cambria By

1191 N. Green Valley Rd; 805-927-1925 Appt X X

Bear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles Open when

1227 Park St; 805-238-4329 flag is flying X X

Bella Luna – Templeton Fr-Su

1850 Templeton Rd; 805-434-5477 10-5 X X

Berardo Vineyards – Paso Robles Weekends

3280 Township Rd; 805-239-9432 12-5 X X

Bianchi Winery – Paso Robles Daily

3380 Branch Rd; 805-226-9922 10-5 X X

Black Hand – San Miguel By

1735 Nygren Rd; 805-712-WINE Appt X X

Bodegas Paso Robles– Paso Robles Su-Th 12:30-6

729 13th Street; 805 237-3780 Fr-Sa 12-8 X X

Booker Vineyard – Paso Robles Thu-Sun

2640 Anderson Road; 805-237-7367 11-5 X X

Brian Benson Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su

2985 Anderson Rd; 805-296-9463 10:30-5 X X

Brochelle Vineyards – Paso Robles Su-Th 12-8

810 11th St; 805-237-4410 Fr-Sa 12-10 X X

Calcareous Winery – Paso Robles Daily

3430 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289 11-5 X X

Caliza Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-4:30

2570 Anderson Rd; 805-237-1480 or by appt X X

Caparone Winery – Paso Robles Daily

2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827 11-5 X X X

CARINA CELLARS – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-5

3525 Adelaida Rd; 415-309-2046 or by appt X X X

Carmody McKnight Estate Wines – Paso Robles

11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X X

Cass Vineyards – Paso Robles Sa-Su 11-6

7350 Linne Rd; 805-239-1730 Mo-Fr 12-5 X X

CASTORO CELLARS – Templeton Daily

1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 10-5:30 X X

Cayucos Cellars – Cayucos We-Su 11-5:30

131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036 Closed Tu X X

Cerro Prieto Vnyd – Paso Robles Tours by appt

3432 Las Tablas Willow Creek Rd; 805 674-0826X X X

Changala Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su By

3770 Willow Creek Road; 805-226-9060 11-5 Appt X X

Chateau Margene – Creston Fr-Su

4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321 12-5 X X

SALES

WINERY - LOCATION HOURS

TOURS

TASTING

Chateau Margene – Paso Robles Thur-Mon

6996 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805 238-3500 11- 5 X X

Christian Lazo – Paso Robles Thu-Mon

840 13th St, Suite F; 805 226-8820 10-7 X X

Chronic Cellars – Paso Robles Thu-Mon

2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 237-7848 11:30-5:30 X X

Chumeia Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily

8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102 10-5 X X

Cinquain Cellars – San Miguel By apt

6404 Independence Ranch Pl; 805 400-5978 X X

Clautiere Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily

1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789 12-5 X X

Clavo Cellars – Paso Robles Daily

1101 Riverside Avenue; 805-226-0174 12-5 X X

Clayhouse Wines – Paso Robles Daily

849 13th St; 805 238-7055 11-6 X X

Croad Vineyards – Paso Robles Thu-Mon

3550 Vinedo Robles Lane; 805-226-9899 11-5 X X X

D’Anbino Cellars – Paso Robles Fri-Wed 12-6

710 Pine St; 805-227-6800 Thu by appt X X

Daou Vineyards – Paso Robles By appt

2777 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805 527-6455 X X

Dark Star Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su

2985 Anderson Rd; 805-237-2389 10:30-5 X X

Denner Vineyards & Winery – Paso Robles

5414 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-4287 Daily 11-5 X X

Derby Wine Estates – Paso Robles Fr-Mo

5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300 11-5 X X

Doce Robles – Paso Robles Daily

2023 Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766 10-5:30 X X

Donati Family Vnyd – Templeton Daily 10-5

Corner of 46 West & Vineyard Dr; 805-238-0676 X X

Donatoni Winery – Paso Robles Sa-Su 12-5

3225 Township Rd; 805-226-0620 Or By Appt X

Dover Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su

4520 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0101 11-5 X X

Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery – Paso Robles

1953 Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Th-Mo 11-5 X X

Eagle Castle Winery – Paso Robles Daily

3090 Anderson Rd; 805-227-1428 10:30-5:30 X X X

EBERLE WINERY – Paso Robles Daily

3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607 10-6 X X X

Écluse Wines – Paso Robles Fr-Sun

1520 Kiler Canyon Rd; 805 238-4998 11-4 X X

EDWARD SELLERS – Paso Robles Daily

1401 Hwy 46 West; 805 239-8915 10-5 X X

Eos Estate – Paso Robles Daily 10-5

5625 Hwy 46 East; 805-239-2562 Sat-Sun 10-6 X X X

Falcon Nest Winery – Paso Robles Daily

5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227 10-7:30 X X

FIRESTONE VNYD – Paso Robles Daily

2300 Airport Rd; 805-591-8050 10-5 X X

Five Rivers Winery – Paso Robles By

8998 North River Rd; 805-467-0192 Appt X X

Four Vines Winery – Templeton Daily

3750 Hwy 46 West; 805 238-0055 11-6 X X

Fralich Vineyard & Winery – Templeton By Appt

Private tastings at Paso Robles Wine Services; 805-434-1526 X X

Fratelli Perata – Paso Robles By

1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809 Appt X X

SALES

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TOURS

TASTING

Frolicking Frog – Paso Robles By

14490 San Miguel Rd; 805 466-0779 Appt X X

FS Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo

1337 Vendels Circle; 805-226-8989 11-6 X X

Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles By

5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808 Appt X X

Graveyard Vineyards – San Miguel By

6990 Estrella Road; 805 467-2043 Appt X X X

Gremark Vnyds – Paso Robles By

5325 Rancho La Loma Linda; 805 237-0154 Appt X X

Grey Wolf Cellars – Paso Robles Daily

2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771 11-5:30 X X

HALTER RANCH VNYD– Paso Robles Daily

8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 11-5 X X

HammerSky Vineyards– Paso Robles Fr-Su

7725 Vineyard Drive; 949 338-7813 By Appt X X

Hansen Vineyard – Templeton Fr-Sun

5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 11-5 X X

Harmony Cellars – Harmony Sum 10-5:30

3255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805 927-1625 Win 10-5 X X

HEARST RANCH – San Simeon Tue-Sun

442 SLO San Simeon Rd; 805 927-4100 Win 11-6 X X

HEARTHSTONE– Paso Robles Daily

5070 Vineyard Dr; 805 431-0138 10-5 X X

Hidden Oak – Templeton Fr-Sun

4671 South El Pomar; 805 237-9315 11-5 X X

Hope Family Wines – Paso Robles Fr-Sa

1585 Live Oak Road; 805 238-4112 10-4 X X

Hug Cellars – Paso Robles Thu-Mon 11-5

2323 Tuley Rd; 805-226- 8022 & By Appt X X X

HUNT CELLARS – Paso Robles Daily

2875 Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600 10:30-5 X X

J & J Cellars – San Miguel Fr-Su

2850 Ranchita Canyon; 805-467-2891 11-5 X X

J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES Daily

Paso Robles, 6169 Airport Rd; 805-239-8900 10-5 X X

J. Paul Rosilez – Paso Robles Daily

4889 Dry Creek Rd; 805-226-0550 11-5 X X

Jack Creek Cellars – Templeton Fr-Su 11-4:30

5265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283 By Appt X X

JADA WINERY – Paso Robles Th 12-5

5620 Vineyard Dr; 805 226-4200 Fr-Su 10-5 X X X

Justin Winery – Paso Robles Daily

11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 238-6932 10-6 X X X

Kaleidos – Paso Robles By

1990 Township Road; 805 226-0828 Appt X X

KENNETH VOLK – Paso Robles Daily

2485 Hwy 46W; 805 237-7896 10:30-5 X X

Kiamie Wine Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo

1111 Riverside Ave, Ste 102; 805 226-8333 11-6 X X X

Kukkula – Templeton By

9525 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 227-0111 Appt

L’Aventure Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su 11-4

2815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588 Mo-We by Appt. X X

Lago Giuseppe – Templeton By Appt.

8345 Green Valley Rd, 46 W; 805-237-7300 Only X X

Le Cuvier – Paso Robles Fr-Su

9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-238-5706 12-5

LE VIGNE WINERY – Paso Robles Sum 11-6

5115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 Win 11-5 X X X

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Linne Calodo – Paso Robles Daily

3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 10-5 X X

Locatelli Winery – San Miguel Fr-Su

8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 1l-4 X X

Loma Linda Vineyards – Paso Robles By

5155 Rancho La Loma Linda Drive Appt X X

Lone Madrone – Paso Robles Daily

2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0845 10:30-5 X X

Maloy O’Neill – Paso Robles Daily

5725 Union Rd; 805-238-7320 10-5 X X

Meridian Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily

7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133 10-5 X X

Meritage Wine Tasting – Paso Robles Sun 11-5 X X

810 11th St; 805 238-9456 Mon-Thu 11-8 Fri-Sat 11-11

Midnight Cellars – Paso Robles Daily

2925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904 10-5:30 X X

Minassian-Young – Paso Robles Thu-Su

4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571 11-5 X X

Mitchella Vineyard – Paso Robles Fr-Su 12-5

2525 Mitchella Ranch Way; 805 239-8555 or by appt X X

Mondo Cellars – Paso Robles Daily Sum 11-6

3260 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 226-2925 Win 11-5 X X X

Moonstone Cellars – Cambria Th-Mo

801 Main St, Suite C; 805-927-9466 11-5 X X

Nadeau Family Vintners – Paso Robles Fr-Su

3860 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-3574 12-5 X X

NINER WINE ESTATE – Paso Robles Daily

2400 Highway 46 West; 805-239-2233 10-5 X X

Norman Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily

7450 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0138 11-5 X X

Opolo Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily

7110 Vineyard Dr; 805-238-9593 10-5 X X

ORCHID HILL VINEYARD – Paso Robles Daily

1140 Pine St; 805-237-7525 12-6 X X

Ortman Family Vnyds – Paso Robles Daily 12-6

1317 Park Street; 805-237-9009 Fr-Sat 12-7 X X

Oso Libre Winery – Paso Robles Thu-Mon

7383 Vineyard Dr; 805 238-3378 11-5 X X

Pasoport Wine Co – Paso Roble Fri-Sun 11-5

5940 Union Rd; 805 239-2229 or by appt X X

Peachy Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Daily

1480 N. Bethel Rd; 805-239-1918 11-5 X X

Pear Valley – Paso Robles Daily

4900 Union Road; 805 237-2861 11-5 X X

Penman Springs – Paso Robles

1985 Penman Springs Dr; 805-237-7959 Fr-Su 11-5 X X

Per Cazo Cellars – Paso Robles By

5325 Vineyard Dr; 805 227-4949 Appt X

PIANETTA – Paso Robles Sun-Thurs 12-6

829 13th St; 805-226-4005 Fri-Sat 11-7 X X X

Pipestone – Paso Robles Th-Mo

2040 Niderer Rd; 805-227-6385 11-5 X X

Poalillo Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily

7970 Vineyard Drive; 805-238-0621 12-5 X X

Pomar Junction – Templeton Th-Mo

5036 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-238-9940 11-5 X X

PRETTY SMITH – San Miguel Fr-Su

13350 River Rd; 805-467-3104 11-5 X X

Rabbit Ridge – Paso Robles Sa-Su

1172 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3331 11-5 X X

Ranchita Canyon – San Miguel Fr-Mo 11-5

3439 Ranchita Canyon Road; 805 467-9448 X X

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WINERY - LOCATION HOURS

RANGELAND WINES – Paso Robles By

10425 Klau Mine Road; 805 674-9232 Appt X X

Red Soles – Paso Robles Mo-Sa 11-5

3230 Oakdale Rd; 805-226-9898 Su 12-5 X X

Rio Seco – Paso Robles Daily

4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884 11-5 X X

RiverStar Vineyards – San Miguel Fr-Mo

7450 Estrella Rd; 805 467-0086 12-5 X X

RN Estate Winery – Paso Robles By

7986 North River Rd; 805 610-9802 Appt X X

ROBERT HALL – Paso Robles Daily Win 10-5

3443 Mill Rd; 805-239-1616 Sum 10-6 X X X

Rockin’ R Wine – Paso Robles Fri-Sun

8500 Union Road; 805 835-8529 11-5 X X

Rocky Creek Cellars – Templeton Daily

8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919 10:30-5 X X

ROTTA WINERY – Paso Robles Daily

3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0510 11-5 X X

San Marcos Creek – Paso Robles

7750 North Hwy; 805-467-9260 Daily 11-5 X X

Sarzotti Winery – Templeton Sa-Sun 11-5

180 Bella Rancy Rd; 805 226-2022 or By Appt X X

SCULPTERRA – Paso Robles Fr-Su 10-5

5015 Linne Road, 888-302-8881 or By Appt X X

Sextant Wines – Paso Robles Fri-Mon

3502 #B9-11 Dry Creek Rd; 866-833-WINE 12-5 X X

Sharp’s Hill – Poured at Vinoteca, Paso Robles

835 12th St; 805 227-7154 Mo-Th 4-9, Fri & Sa 4-11 X X

Skyhawk Lane – San Miguel By

1605 Commerce Way; 213-200-4661 Appt

Stacked Stone Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 11-5

1525 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7872 Su 12-5 X X

Stanger Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-5

5225 Hwy 41; 805 238-4777 & By Appt X X

Steinbeck – Paso Roble Fri-Sun

5940 Union Rd; 805 238-1854 11-5 X X

Stephen’s Cellar – Templeton By

7575 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-2412 Appt X X

Still Waters Vineyards – Paso Robles Th-Mo

2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231 11-5 X X

Summerwood – Paso Robles Daily

2175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365 10-5:30 X X

SYLVESTER VNYDS – Paso Robles Sum 11-6

5115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 Win 11-5 X X X

Tablas Creek – Paso Robles Daily

9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231 10-5 X X X

Tackitt Family – San Miguel We-Su

6640 Von Dollen Rd; 805 467-9490 11-5

TERRACE HILL – San Miguel Sat-Sun

2620 Olive Poppy Ln; 805-467-1906 11-5 X X X

Terry Hoage – Paso Robles By

870 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2083 Appt

TOURS

SILVER HORSE

WINERY

2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel

805-467-WINE

Open Friday-Monday 11-5

TASTING

Come see what everyone is talking about!

Thacher Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-5

8355 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0087 & By Appt X X

SALES

WINERY - LOCATION HOURS

TOURS

Thunderbolt Junction – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-5

2740 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805-226-9907 & By Appt X X

Tobin James Cellars – Paso Robles Daily

8950 Union Rd; 805-239-2204 10-6 X X

Tolo Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Mo

9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-2282 11-5 X X

Treana Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Sa

1585 Live Oak Rd; 805 238-4112 10-4 X X

Turley Wine Cellars – Templeton Daily

2900 Vineyard Dr; 805-434-1030 9-5 X X

Venteux Vineyards – Templeton Fr-Su

1795 Las Tablas Rd; 805-369-0127 10-5 X X

Veris Cellars – Templeton Daily

1266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319 11-5 X X X

Victor Hugo Winery – Templeton By

2850 El Pomar Dr; 805-434-1128 Appt X X

Vihuela Winery – Paso Robles Su,Mo,We.Th 11-5

840 11th St, Ste 104; 805-835-4304 Fr-Sa 11-7 X X

Villicana Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su

2725 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-9456 11-5 X X

Villa Creek Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su 12-4

5995 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805 238-7145 & By Appt X X

Villa San-Juliette – San Miguel By

6385 Cross Canyon Rd; 805 550-0522 Appt X X

Vina Robles – Paso Robles Daily

3700 Mill Rd; 805-227-4812 10-5 X X

Vines on the Marycrest – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-5

5050 Mustard Creek Rd; 805 237-0378 & By Appt X X

Vista Del Rey – Paso Robles Su 11-5

7340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 By Appt X X

Whalebone Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily

8325 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-9020 11-5 X X

Wild Coyote Winery – Paso Robles Daily

3775 Adelaida Rd; 805-610-1311 11-5 X X

WILD HORSE WINERY – Templeton Daily

1484 Wild Horse Winery Ct; 805-434-2541 11-5 X X

Windward Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily

1380 Live Oak Rd; 805-239-2565 10:30-5 X X

York Mountain – Templeton Daily

7505 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-3925 11-4 X X

Zenaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily

1550 Hwy 46 West; 805-227-0382 11-5 X X X

ZinAlley – Templeton Fr-Su

3730 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0959 11-5 X X

Zoller Wine Styling – Paso Robles Mo-Th 12-8

525A Pine St; 805 226-9707 Fr-Sa 12-5 X X

S A N T A M A R G A R I T A

Ancient Peaks – Santa Margarita Th-Mo

22720 El Camino Real; 805-365-7045 11-5:30 X X X

Pozo Valley – Santa Margarita Fr-Su

2200 El Camino Real; 805-286-7172 12-6 X X

S A N L U I S O B I S P O

ALAPAY CELLARS – Avila Beach Daily

415 First St; 805-595-2632 10:30-6 X X

Aron Hill Vineyards – Morro Bay Daily 12-6

845 Embarcadero Rd, F; 805-610-5751 Win Th-Mo X X

TASTING

SALES

Au Bon Climat– Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys

911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X X

BAILEYANA ESTATE – San Luis Obispo Daily

5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 10-5 X X

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WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH

WINERY - LOCATION HOURS

Barnwood Winery – Arroyo Grande Daily

453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 888-809-VINE 11-5 X X

Bishop’s Peak Wines – Arroyo Grande Daily

3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 10-4:30 X X

Cerro Caliente – San Luis Obispo Fr-Su

831 A Via Esteban; 805-544-2842 11-5 X X

CHAMISAL VINEYARDS – San Luis Obispo

7525 Orcutt Rd; 805-541-9463 Daily 10-5 X X

Claiborne & Churchill – San Luis Obispo Daily

2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd; 805-544-4066 11-5 X X

EDNA VALLEY VINEYARD – San Luis Obispo

2585 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-544-5855 Daily 10-5 X X

KELSEY SEE CANYON – San Luis Obispo

1947 See Canyon Rd; 805-595-9700 Daily 11-5:30 X X X

Kynsi Winery – Arroyo Grande Th-Mo

2212 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805-544-8461 11-5 X X

LAETITIA VINEYARD – Arroyo Grande

453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 Daily 11-5 X X

Margerum– Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys

911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X X

Morovino – Avila Beach Daily 12-5

550 1st St; 805-627-1443 Fri till 7, Sun till 6 X X

PER BACCO CELLARS – San Luis Obispo

1850 Calle Joaquin Rd; 805-787-0485 Daily 11-5 X X X

Piedra Creek Winery – San Luis Obispo

6425 Mira Cielo Dr; 805-541-1281 By Appt

Pismo Beach Winery – Pismo Beach Daily

271 B Five Cities; 805-773-WINE 12-5 X X X

Pithy Little Wine Co – San Luis Obispo Th-Sa 12-8

1037 Chorro St; 805 546-1059 Su 12-5,Mo-We 12-6 X X

Rancho Arroyo Grande – Arroyo Grande

591 Hi Mountain Rd; 805-474-0220 1st Saturday of the month 11-5

SALISBURY VNYDS – Avila Valley Fri-Sun 11-6

6985 Ontario Rd; 805-595-WINE Mon-Thu 12-5 X X

Saucelito Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily

3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-543-2111 10-5 X X

Sextant Wines – San Luis Obispo Mon-Fri 10-4

1653 Old Price Cnyn Rd; 866-833-WINE Sat-Sun 10-5 X X

Stephen Ross Wine Cellars – San Luis Obispo Sa-Su 11-5 By Apt

178 Suburban Rd; 805-594-1318 X X X

TANGENT VINEYARDS – San Luis Obispo

5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 Daily 10-5 X X

TALLEY VINEYARDS – Arroyo Grande

3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 Daily 10:30-4:30 X X

TOLOSA WINERY – San Luis Obispo Daily

4910 Edna Rd; 805-782-0500 11-5 X X

WOOD WINERY – Avila Beach Daily 11-6

480 Front St; 805-595-9663 Fri till 8, Sat till 7 X X

Wolff Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Daily

6238 Orcutt Rd; 805-781-0448 11-5 X X X

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TASTING

NOW OPEN IN THE VILLAGE

OF ARROYO GRANDE

211 East Branch Street, 805-481-WINE

Sat-Mon, Thu 12-5 • Fri 12-6

Closed Tue & Wed

Enjoy exceptional hand crafted wines that showcase the best fruit

from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.

SALES

WINERY - LOCATION HOURS

SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON

Addamo Estate Vnyds – Orcutt Tue-Fri 11-9

400 E. Clard Ave; 805-937-6400 Sat 11-7 X X

Bedford – Los Alamos Daily

448 Bell St; 805-344-2107 11-5 X X

Byron Vineyard – Santa Maria By

5250 Tepusquet Rd; 805 938-7365 Appt

Cambria Winery – Santa Maria Daily

5475 Chardonnay Lane; 805 938-7318 10-5 X X

Core Wine – Orcutt We-Su

145 S. Gray Street, Ste 103; 805 937-1600 11-6 X X

COSTA DE ORO – Santa Maria Daily 11-6

1331 S. Nicholson Ave; 805-922-1468 Fri till 7:30 X X

Cottonwood Canyon – Santa Maria Daily

3940 Dominion Rd; 805-937-VINE 10-5:30 X X X

Curtis Winery – Los Olivos Daily

5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-5 X X

Fess Parker – Los Olivos Daily

6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X X

FIRESTONE VINEYARDS – Los Olivos

5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 Daily 10-5 X X X

Foxen Vineyard – Santa Maria Daily

7200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-4251 11-4 X X

IO Vineyards – The Bench in Los Olivos Th-Mo

2367 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805 938-7365 11-5 X X

KENNETH VOLK VINEYARDS – Santa Maria

5230 Tepusquet Rd; 805-938-7896 Daily 10:30-4:30 X X X

Koehler – Los Olivos Daily

5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X X

Labyrinth – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang

2717 Aviation Way; 805-268-4155 Daily 10-5 X X

McKeon-Philips – Santa Maria Daily

2115 S Blosser Rd, #114; 805-928-3025 11-6 X X

Ovene Winery – Santa Maria (Tasting Room: See Solvang)

2717 Aviation Way; 714-420-2525 By Appt X X

Rancho Sisquoc Winery – Santa Maria Mo-Th 10-4

6600 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-934-4332 Fr-Su 10-5 X X

Riverbench Vineyards – Santa Maria Daily

6020 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8340 10-4 X X X

Tantara Vineyard – Santa Maria By

4747 Ontiveros Lane; 805-938-5051 Appt

TOURS

TASTING

Tres Hermanas Winery – Santa Maria Daily

9660 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8451 10-5 X X

Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos Daily

6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X X

L O S O L I V O S

Alexander & Wayne – Los Olivos Daily

2922 Grand Ave; 805-688-9665 11-6 X X

Andrew Murray – Los Olivos Daily

2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 11-5 X X

Arthur Earl – Los Olivos Daily

2922 Grand Ave; 805-693-1771 11-6 X X

Artiste– Los Olivos Daily

2948E Grand Avenue; 805 686-2626 11-5:30 X X

Beckmen Vineyards – Los Olivos Daily

2670 Ontiveros ; 805-688-8664 11-5 X X

Bin 2860 – Los Olivos

2860 Grand Ave; 805 693-8537 X X

SALES

WINERY - LOCATION HOURS

TOURS

Blair Fox Cellars – Los Olivos Fri-Sat 12-5

2902 San Marcos Ave, B; 805 691-1678 Or By Appt X X

Brander Vineyard – Los Olivos Sum 10-5

2401 Refugio Rd; 805- 688-2455 Win 11-4 X X

Brophy Clark Cellars – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room

2905 Grand Ave; 805-929-4830 Daily 11-6 X X

Byron Vnyd Tasting Room – Los Olivos Daily

2367 Alamo Pintako Ave; 805 938-7365 11-5 X X

Carhartt Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily

2990A Grand Ave; 805-688-0685 11-5 X X

TASTING

CARINA CELLARS – Los Olivos Daily

2900 Grand Ave, A; 805-688-2459 11-5 X X

Consilience – Los Olivos Daily

2933 Grand Ave; 805-691-1020 11-5 X X

Coquelicot – Los Olivos Mo-Th 11-5

2884 Grand Ave; 805-688-1500 Fr, Su 11-6, Sa 10-6 X X

Curtis Winery – Los Olivos Daily

5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-5 X X

Demetria – Los Olivos By

6701 Foxen Canyon R; 805 686-2345 Appt X X

Daniel Gehrs Winery – Los Olivos Daily 10-5

2939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 Win till 5 X X

Dragonette – Los Olivos Thu-Mon

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-693-0077 11-5 X X

Epiphany Cellars – Los Olivos Daily

2963 Grand Ave; 866-354-9463 11:30- 5:30 X X

Evans Ranch – Los Olivos Daily 12-6

2901 Grand Ave; 805 688-0558 Sat-Sun at 11 X X

Fess Parker – Los Olivos Daily

6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X X

FIRESTONE VINEYARD – Los Olivos

5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 Daily 10-5 X X X

IO Vineyards – at Byron Tasting Room Daily

2367 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-938-7365 11-5 X X

J Wilkes Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X

Koehler – Los Olivos Daily

5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X X

Lane Tanner Wines – at Los Olivos Tasting Room

2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-6 X X

Longoria Wines – Los Olivos Daily

2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637 11-4:30 X X

Oak Savanna – at Andrew Murray Tasting Room in Los Olivos

2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Daily 11-6 X X

Qupé Wine – Los Olivos Daily

2963 Grand Ave; 805-686-4200 11-5 X X

Prodigal – Los Olivos By

805 688-0476 Appt X X

Saarloos & Sons – Los Olivos Daily

2971 Grand Ave; 805 688-1200 11-5 X X

Silver Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-963-3052 Daily 11-5 X X

Star Lane – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

2445 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X

Stolpman Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily 11-5

2434 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-688-0400 Fr till 6 X X

Tensley/Lea Wines – Los Olivos Fri-Sun

2900 Grand Ave, Suite B ; 805-688-6761 11-5 X X

Three Saints – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X

Tre Anelli – Los Olivos Daily

2923 Grand Ave; 805-686-3000 11-5 X X

www.WineCountryThisMonth.com

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WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINERY LISTINGS

WINERY - LOCATION HOURS

TOURS

TASTING

Verdad Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X

Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos Daily

6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X X

L O M P O C / B U E L L T O N

Alma Rosa – Buellton Daily

7250 Santa Rosa; 805-688-9090 11-4:30 X X

Ampelos Cellars – Lompoc Sat 11-4

1633 West Central Avenue, 805-736-9957 By Appt X X

Babcock Winery – Lompoc Daily

5175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455 10:30-4 X X

Casa Cassara – Buellton Mo,We,Th 12-6:30

291 Valley Station Dr; 805-688-8691 Fr-Su 11-6:30 X X

Clos Pepe – Lompoc By

4777 East Hwy 246; 805-735-2196 Appt

Cold Heaven Cellars – Buellton Fri-Mon

92 Second Street, A; 805 686-13431 12-5 X X

Dierberg Estate/Star Lane/Three Saints – Lompoc

1280 Drum Canyon Rd; 866-652-8430 Daily 11-5 X X

Fiddlehead Cellars – Lompoc Sa 11-4

1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 805 742-0204 And By Appt X X

Flying Goat Cellars – Lompoc Th-Sa

1520A East Chestnut Court; 805 736-9032 11-4 X X

Foley Estates – Lompoc Daily

6121 East Hwy 246; 805-737-6222 10-5 X X

Harrison-Clarke – Lompoc By

805-686-0850 Appt X X

Hitching Post Wines – at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton

406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676 Daily from 4pm X X

Huber Vineyards – Lompoc Sa-Sun 11-4

4892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 & By Appt X X

Ken Brown Wines – Buellton By

70 Industrial Way; 805-448-3791 Appt

Lafond Vineyard – Buellton Daily

6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921 10-5 X X

La Vie Vineyards – Lompoc Fr-Sa 11-5

308 North 9th Street, D ; 805 291-2111 Sun By Appt X X

Melville Vineyard – Lompoc Daily

5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030 11-4 X X

Mosby Winery – Buellton Mo-Fr 10-4

9496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415 Sa-Su 10-5 X X

Palmina – Lompoc Th-Su 11-4

1520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030 Or By Appt X X

Sanford Winery – Lompoc Daily

5010 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-735-5900 11-4 X X

S O L V A N G

Au Bon Climat – at Taste of the Valleys Su-Th 12-8

1672 Mission Drive; 805 688-7111 Fr-Sa 12-10 X X

Blackjack Ranch – Solvang Th-Mo

2205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412 11-5 X X

Blair Fox Cellars – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang

1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 Daily 11-8 X X

Buttonwood Farm – Solvang Daily

1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 800-715-1404 11-5 X X

Carivintas Winery – Solvang Sun-Wed 12-7

476 First St; 805 693-4331 Thu-Sat 12-10 X X

www.WineCountryThisMonth.com

SALES

WINERY - LOCATION HOURS

TOURS

TASTING

D’Alfonso Curran – Solvang Mon-Fri 11-5

1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Sat-Sun 10-5 X X

Dascomb Cellars – Solvang Thu-Mon

1659 Copenhagen Dr, C; 805 691-9175 12-7 X X

Gioia - Solvang – 805 689-7219 By Appt X X

Lincourt Vineyards – Solvang Daily

1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554 10-5 X X

Lions Peak Vineyards – Solvang Daily 11-6

1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 extended on weekends X X

Lucas & Lewellen – Solvang Daily

1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 11-5:30 X X

Mandolina Wines – Solvang Daily

1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506 11-5:30 X X

Margerum – at Taste of the Valleys Su-Th 12-8

1672 Mission Drive; 805 688-7111 Fr-Sa 12-10 X X

Presidio Vineyard – Solvang Daily

1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585 11-6 X X

Rideau Vineyard – Solvang Daily

1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717 11-4 X X

Royal Oaks – Solvang Daily

1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 10-5 X X

Rusack Vineyard – Solvang Daily

1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278 11-5 X X

Sevtap Winery – Solvang Thurs-Mon

1576 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-9200 10-6 X X

Shoestring Winery – Solvang Fr-Su

800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612 10-4 X X

SORT THIS OUT CELLARS – Solvang Sun-Thu 10-7

1636 Copenhagen Dr; 805-688-1717 Fri-Sat 10-10 X X

Wandering Dog Wine Bar – Solvang Daily

1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 11-8ish X X

S A N T A Y N E Z

Bridlewood Estate – Santa Ynez Daily

3555 Roblar Ave; 805-688-9000 10-5 X X X

Gainey Vineyard – Santa Ynez Daily

3950 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0558 10-5 X X X

Imagine Wine – Santa Ynez Mon-Sat 10-5

3563 Numancia #103; 805-688-1769 Sun 10-4 X X

Kalyra Winery – Santa Ynez Mo-Fr 11-5

343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864 Sa-Su 10-5 X X

Roblar Winery – Santa Ynez Sa-Su 10-5

3010 Roblar Ave; 805-686-2603 Mo-Fr 11-4 X X

Sunstone – Santa Ynez Daily

125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463 10-4 X X

S A N T A B A R B A R A

Carr Vineyards – Santa Barbara Daily 11-5

414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985 Thu-Sat 11-8 X X

Coastal Winery – Santa Barbara Daily

217 Stearns Wharf, G ; 805-962-2100 11-7+ in sum X X

Giessinger – Santa Barbara Mo-Th 12-7

212 State St; 805-568-0820 Fr 12-7:30 Sa-Sun 11-8 X X

Jaffurs – Santa Barbara Fr-Su

819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 11-5 X X

Kalyra by the Sea – Santa Barbara Mo-Th 12-7

212 State St; 805-695-8606 Fr-Su 12-8 X X

SALES

WINERY - LOCATION HOURS

TOURS

TASTING

Kunin Wines – Santa Barbara Daily

28 Anacapa St, Suite A; 805-963-9696 11-6 X X

Municipal Winemakers – Santa Barbara Sa-Su 11-6

28 Anacapa Street; 805 598-1896 Or By Appt X X

Oreana Winery – Santa Barbara

205 Anacapa St; 805-962-5857 Daily 11-5 X X

Santa Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara Daily

202 Anacapa St; 805-963-3633 10 - 5 X X

Summerland – Summerland Wed-Mon

2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE 11-6 X X

Westerly Vineyards – Santa Barbara Daily

28 Anacapa St, Suite A; 805-963-9696 11-7 X X

Whitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara Fri-Sun 12-4

36A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-730-1680 Mon-Thu By Appt X X

Wine Cask Alliance – Santa Barbara Daily

813 Anacapa St; 805 966-9463 11-7 X X

V E N T U R A C O U N T Y

Bella Victorian Vineyard – Camarillo We-Th 11:30-7

2135 E. Ventura Blvd; 805-383-8800 Fr-Sat11:30-8, Su 11:30-4 X X

Camarillo Custom Crush – Camarillo Sat-Sun

300 S. Lewis Rd, Ste C; 805-484-0597 11-5 X X

Cantara Cellars – Camarillo Weekends

126 Wood Rd, Ste 104; 805-484-9600 11-5 X X

Casa Barranca – Ojai Wed, Thu, Sun 12-6

208 E. Ojai Ave; 805-640-1255 Fri, Sat 12-8 X X

Herzog Wine Cellars – Oxnard Sun-Fri

3201 Camino Del Sol; 805-938-1560 Call for hours X X

Magnavino Cellars – Downtown Oxnard Sat-Sun 11-6

3201 Camino Del Sol; 805-938-1560 or by appt X X

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PER BACCO CELLARS

Complimentary tasting with ad PAGE 30

PIANETTA WINERY

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