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HALTER

RANCH

VINEYARD

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PISMO

BEACH

WINERY

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FIRESTONE

VINEYARD

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J&J

CELLARS

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ATASCADERO

WINE FEST

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NINER

WINE ESTATES

OPENS

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JADA

VINEYARD

& WINERY

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PHANTOM

RIVERS

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HEARST

CASTLE

Morro

Bay

Paso

Robles

• San Simeon

Cambria YORK

1

MOUNTAIN

46W


Cayucos


101

41



1


Avila Beach

Pismo

Beach


San Miguel

227

46E

Templeton

41

• Atascadero

San Luis Obispo


• •

PASO ROBLES

EDNA VALLEY

Arroyo

Grande

101

166

Santa•

Maria


Orcutt

ARROYO GRANDE

VALLEY


Lompoc

1

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

SANTA MARIA

SANTA

RITA

HILLS

VALLEY

246

Buellton

58

166

Los

Olivos


Solvang

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SANTA

YNEZ

VALLEY

CHUMASH

CASINO

Santa Ynez

154

5

San Luis Obispo

& Santa Barbara

Counties

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 149 2hrs 30min 5

Santa Barbara 27 30 min

101

Santa

Barbara


150

Ojai


33

150

Ventura


Camarillo

126

23

118

• • Thousand

Oxnard • Oaks

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WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH

W I N E R Y

F E A T U R E 6

P R E F E R R E D

T A S T I N G R O O M 13

P R E F E R R E D

T A S T I N G R O O M 14

W I N E R Y

F E A T U R E 18

W I N E R Y

F E A T U R E 22

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Halter Ranch Vineyard

Pismo Beach Winery

Firestone Vineyard

J&J Cellars

Jada Vineyard & Winery

S A N LU I S O B I S P O & S A N TA B A R B A R A CO U N T I E S

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ON THE COVER

Robert Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

WINE COUNTRY NEWS

Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-10

Wine Country Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

PASO ROBLES WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

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

SAN LUIS OBISPO/PISMO BEACH WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

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

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

SANTA BARBARA WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

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

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HALTER RANCH VINEYARD

Presenting its Newest Rhône-Style Blend

by Melissa Chavez

At Halter Ranch Vineyard, its Adelaida

District location provides growing characteristics

for some of the region’s most flavorful

grapes. In view of undisturbed oaks, the

tasting room gardens also offers visitors restful

surrounds to enjoy some of the best Rhône

and Bordeaux vintages Paso Robles has to

offer.

A decade ago, Hansjörg Wyss saw an

opportunity to purchase breathtaking ranch

property just minutes west of Downtown

Paso Robles. At the front of the parcel is a

1880 Victorian-era farmhouse. It is here

where the lovingly restored cornerstone of the

Adelaida District holds court. Beyond the

home, historic barn and outbuilding, are

nearly 240 planted acres that make up the

Halter Ranch estate vineyards.

Wyss, a Swiss-born business entrepreneur

and philanthropist, is also a devoted land

preservationist who made possible the

conservation of 4.4 million acres of unspoiled

western United States forestland. Not surprisingly,

he likewise saw to it that his 960-acre

ranch would be stewarded in earnest by

utilizing a variety of some of the most sustainable

methods available.

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AUTUMN EVENTS AT HALTER RANCH

LATE SUMMER DINNER IN THE OLIVE ORCHARD

Saturday, September 4, 2010, at 6 p.m.

Enjoy the bountiful offerings of summer gardens with a casual meal under the

canopy of 70-year-old olive trees. Chef Meghan Loring will design seasonal

plates to pair with Halter Ranch wines. Cost: $65.

A DAY WITH COOKBOOK AUTHOR DIANE WORTHINGTON

Saturday, September 11, 2010, at 9 a.m.

Learn tips on how to develop your own recipes and become a creative cook! The

day starts at the farm and ends up in the vineyard’s Victorian Farmhouse kitchen.

This is an all-day event that includes market visits, lunch, dinner, a cooking class

and more. Cost: $195.

2006 ANCESTOR RELEASE DINNER

Saturday, October 9, 2010, at 6 p.m.

Set in the Historic Halter Ranch Barn, this annual harvest dinner celebrates

the release of the 2006 Ancestor. Chef Claud Beltran has designed a menu to

pair perfectly with this award-winning vintage for a truly magical evening at

Halter Ranch Vineyard. Cost: $105.

To make reservations for these fall events,

call 805.226.9455 or visit www.halterranch.com.

While Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah

grapes dominate, the array extends to lesserknown

varieties grown in calcareous shale

and clay loam, such as Tannat and Picpoul

grapes. Winegrower Mitch Wyss (unrelated to

Hansjörg Wyss) not only farms and oversees,

he is a willing docent with a natural propensity

for educating others as to the importance

of preservation, respect for the land and the

bounty it offers.

“We have a long-term commitment to the

production of high-quality estate fruit and

vines,” says Mitch. Such obligation is demonstrated

through their environmental conservation

and California history represented in

the property. Halter Ranch utilizes sustainable

practices in the vineyard and is SIP-Certified.

Their diverse, 100% family-owned estate

vineyard offers 20 varieties, “which give us

optimum choices for creative blends.”

One such blend is dubbed “Ancestor.” The

Estate Reserve blend of Cabernet Sauvignon,

Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec grapes pays

homage to a 55-foot-tall leafy patriarch that

overlooks the ranch on a nearby hill. The

American Forestry Association estimates the

several-hundred-year-old Coastal Live Oak

tree to be the largest in existence. Wide and

welcoming, its branches stretch 120 feet wide

with a seemingly endless umbrella of shade.

Each year, the historic Halter Ranch barn is

the setting for an annual Ancestor release

dinner in its honor.

New wines, new facility

Halter Ranch winemaker, Bill Sheffer, is

well respected in the Paso Robles Appellation.

His 25 years of experience includes assistant

winemaker positions at Adelaida Cellars and

J. Lohr Winery, prior to working as head

winemaker at Eberle Winery. (Gary Eberle

counts Sheffer as among the most

“outstanding” winemakers in the entire

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egion.) Sheffer’s varied experience

at leading wineries in Chile,

New Zealand and Spain also

provides Halter Ranch a distinct

advantage in the cellar.

One example of Sheffer’s

creativity is a twist on a crowd

favorite, Halter Ranch GSM

(Grenache, Mourvedre and

Syrah), in which modest

amounts of Counoise and

Cinsault were added to create the

2007 Côtes de Paso. It earned

gold at the San Diego International

Wine Competition along

with a 2007 Syrah, both of which

are new releases. The Côtes de

Paso is a classic Southern Rhonestyle

blend that delivers a “desirable

mid-palate weight to the

blend and a peppery note to the

aroma,” says Sheffer, Halter

Ranch Vineyard also offers a

GSM Rosé and they released a

Côtes de Paso Blanc this past fall.

In 2011, Halter Ranch will

unveil a new, multilevel winery

building adjacent their existing

winery. The ranch entrance will

connect to the vineyard and

winery via a new Tablas Creek

bridge crossing. Forwardthinking

principles will be incorporated,

such as gravity flow, to

lessen manipulation of the grapes

from de-stemmer to barrel.

This modern facility is

designed to best utilize green

building techniques. The new

winery will be a versatile venue

for lots to do at Halter Ranch,

including trade tastings and

events for the public, including

tours, seminars, winery dinners,

festivals and annual events.

Halter Ranch Vineyard is

located at 8910 Adelaida Road,

Paso Robles. Call (805) 226-

9455. The tasting room is open

daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with

vineyard tours by appointment.

Visit www.halterranch.com.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

ONGOING

North County Farmers’ Market

Fresh fruit, flowers & vegetables, 805-748-1109

• Atascadero: Wed, 3-6 pm

• Paso Robles: Tue, 3-6 pm

• Baywood/Los Osos: Mon, 2-4:30 pm • Templeton: Sat, 9am-12:30pm

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

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).

Bike rentals available. $79-$119, Call for reservations. 888-873-5610

ONGOING

San Luis Obispo Band Summer Performances

Welcomes area High School and Junior High School musicians to play with the

Band during the summer months. www.slocountyband.org, 805-543-5691

JULY 8-11

2010 Central Coast Wine Classic

A magnificent four-day event of the wineries of the Central Coast, including

barrel tasting, gourmet dinners (even one at Hearst Castle!), winery dinners,

symposiums & cooking demonstrations, silent and live auctions and reserve

tastings. Truly one of the highlight events of the Central Coast. Events priced

individually or as a package, 805-544-1285, www.centralcoastwineclassic.org

ARROYO GRANDE

ONGOING

Hopping Good Time at the SLO Down Pub

Open mic Mondays and everything else from blues to bluegrass. See the whole

calendar of events at www.slodownpub.com/event_calendar.shtml

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Visit Historic Buildings in Arroyo Grande

Sat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm, 805-473-5077, www.arroyograndevillage.org

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market

Farm fresh produce & flowers, art show and live entertainment in the Arroyo

Grande City Hall Parking Lot at 215 East Branch Street. 12-2:30pm

805-473-2250, www.arroyograndevillage.org

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Ice Cream Creating ~ A Family Affair!

The Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab Show is a live performance that involves the

whole audience! Live performances every Wednesday. 7pm, Invent a brand

new flavor and watch it being made! 805-474-4068, www.docburnsteins.com

JUNE 4

Winemakers Choice at Phantom Rivers

Popular evening with the winemaker. Join John & Linda for a fun evening of

tasting John's favorites. $5/tasting fee, complimentary for wine club members.

Appetizers. 805-481-WINE , www.phantomrivers.com

JUNE 26

Phantom Rivers

at the Atascadero Wine Festival

Join Gary & Diana for the Atascadero Wine Festival. They will be pouring their

wines at this popular wine festival from 4-8pm. Stop by and say hi.

805-481-WINE, www.phantomrivers.com

ATASCADERO

JUNE 26

Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival

The evening experience will encompass a wine and culinary adventure to excite

your palette. Food vendors will showcase their finest cuisine and suggest wine

pairings based on the varietals available at the event. And with 80 wineries

participating, it promises to be a great evening. Visitors will enjoy an array of

juried fine art created by local artists as well as the inviting lakeside environment.

Sway again to the music of the Mighty Croon Dogs. All very exciting!

4-8pm to take advantage of Atascadero’s warm summer evenings. $40/in

advance, $45/at the door, 805 466-2044, www.atascaderowinefestival.com

ONGOING SATURDAYS JUNE 15 - AUGUST 25

9th Annual Saturday in the Park

Summer BBQ & Concert Series in Atascadero

On Saturday evenings, the City of Atascadero Community Services Dept. hosts a

Summer Concert Series. Enjoy music of various styles. Pacific Harvest Catering

provides a delicious meal at each concert and the Central Coast Zoo Society

sells wine and beer. Atascadero Kayak & Sail is open throughout the summer

offering pedal boats, bicycles and fishing equipment available for rent.

5-7pm, 805-461-5000, www.atascaderochamber.org

AVILA BEACH

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Art on the Beach through Thanksgiving

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

ONGOING FRIDAYS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 18

Avila Beach Fish & Farmer’s Market

Great food, fresh local produce and fresh seafood. Over 40 vendors, live

entertainment, contests and prizes. Fun for the whole family. 805-602-8266

www.visitavilabeach.com/thingstodo.html

ONGOING FRIDAY EVENING

Winemaker Showcase

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, wine education, live jazz and

a complementary wine tasting centered around a local leading winery

at The Gardens of Avila Restaurant. 5:30-8pm, free, 805-595-7395

ONGOING

The New Patio is Open at Wood Winery!

Perfect for enjoying a glass of wine. The best view in Avila Beach! Every

Friday open till 8pm to enjoy the Avila Beach Fish & Farmers Market

11am-6pm daily, 7 pm Saturday, www.wildwoodwine.com, 805-545-9663

JULY 2

Alapay Avila Baywatch Sunset Cruise

Port San Luis, cruise Avila Bay with Scott & Rebecca during sunset listening to

live music by guitarist Steve Myers, enjoying catered appetizers by Julie Scott of

Central Coast Green Cuisine & drinking delicious Alapay wines.

Exciting whale watching last year. Friends & family welcome, 6:30-8:30pm

$70, RSVP, 805-595-2632, info@alapaycellars.com www.alapaycellars.com

CAYUCOS, CAMBRIA & MORRO BAY

ONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Morro Bay Embarcadero Art Walk

Spend an enjoyable evening touring the many art galleries along the waterfront

on the Embarcadero in beautiful Morro Bay. Sample great food and wine

and converse with the artists. Open late till 8pm, 805-772-9955, morrobay.org

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Fishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro Bay

Fresh seasonal produce, crafts & musicians, 3-6pm, 800-231-0592

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

JUNE 5

3rd Annual Morro Bay Music Festival

The Music Festival features an eclectic mix of musical styles, seafood BBQ, great

microbrews, a variety of vendors and the Central Coast's largest outdoor dance

floor. 11am-7pm, free, 800-366-6043, www.mbmusicfest.com

JULY 3-5, SEPTEMBER 4-6

Art in the Park

City Park, Vendors from all over the state to display their variety of arts and

crafts. Morro Bay Art Association. 805-772-2504, www.morrobay.org

JULY 4

Morro Bay 4th of July

Enjoy a day of family activities at Tidelands Park, Live music, food, vendors, kids

games and more. Don’t miss it! Festivities begin at 12:00 pm. Morro Bay

Chamber of Commerce, 805-772-4467, www.morrobay.org

JULY 10

Rock to Pier Run

Runners run the six mile stretch from the rock in Morro Bay to the pier in

Cayucos. Morro Bay Parks and Recreation, 805-772-6278, www.morrobay.org

PASO ROBLES

ONGOING

Making Sense of Scents

at Wild Horse Winery

Learn how to properly taste & smell some of your favorite Wild Horse wines &

find naturally occurring aromas. $20 per person, Saturdays by appointment at

12, 2 & 3:30pm. Limit 8 people. Call for reservations or for groups more than 8.

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

ONGOING

Pinot Noir Blending Seminar

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 FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

Wine & the Arts

Join the Downtown Wineries the first Saturday of every month as they celebrate

local artists, musicians & wine. Check out our website for information on the

artists being featured! 4-7pm, 805-227-6813, www.anglimwinery.com

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Discovery Wine Class at Eberle Winery

Seminar includes basic wine tasting, evolution of wine from grape to bottle,

history of Eberle Winery and the Paso Robles wine region, wine tasting and

tour. In private tasting room in the wine cave. $15,10-11:30am, 805-238-9607

ONGOING THROUGH JUNE

Etty Klinger & Julie Dunn Art Exhibit

at Castoro Cellars

Watercolors, tempera batik and more! Visit Castoro during the month of June

for a truly beautiful selection. www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE

ONGOING THROUGH JUNE

Lynn Duron at Ortman Family Vineyards

Features silk painting by combining dyes, resists and paints on silk, then

stretching the silk on canvas. Lynn continues to explore ideas in collage and

mixed media and enjoys creating art pieces that have a positive and transforming

effect on others. www.OrtmanVineyards.com, 805-237-9009

ONGOING EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT

Open Mic Songwriters & Comedian Night

BBQ, beer, wine & soda available for purchase. Bring your own chair, all ages

welcome. 6-9pm, free, Stacked Stone Cellars, Paso Robles, 805-238-7872

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Wine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine Bar

Local winemaker featured each week, 5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Gourmet Pairings at Meridian Vineyards

Try gourmet food paired with fine wine, 12-5pm, $5, 805-226-7133

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 FIRST THURSDAY

Date Night Concert Series at La Bellasera

Enjoy live music in an intimate setting in La Bellasera's beautiful conference

room. 7pm, $15, 805-238-2834, www.labellasera.com

ONGOING

Estrella Warbird Museum

Collection of military aircrafts, Fri & Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm

805-238-9317, www.ewarbirds.org

ONGOING

15 Degrees C Wine Shop & Bar

Templeton, 805-434-1554

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

• Thursday: Food & Wine Pairing, $25, 5-7pm

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

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ONGOING

Tastings at Meridian Winery

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

2nd Sunday Wine Down at Hearthstone

Enjoy music and delicious food with their fine wine.

www.hearthstonevineyard.com, 805-238-2544

ONGOING

Go Ballooning

Enjoy incredible views of the wine country of Paso Robles, Atascadero, San

Miguel and Templeton. You float along at 2-3 miles per hour from an altitude

of a few feet up to several thousand feet above the ground. 1-4 passengers per

trip. Weather permitting. Call for reservations. 805-458-1530

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Live Music in the Tasting Room

Enjoy great music, fantastic wines & great company at Eos. 12-3pm

www.eosvintage.com, 805-239-2562

JUNE 5

Sausage-making Workshop with Winemaker

Bill Sheffer at Halter Ranch

Winemaker Bill Sheffer has become master sausage maker. Come for a cooking

class and stay to share wine and a delicious lunch at the Victorian Farmhouse.

10:30am-1:30pm $45, Club discounts, www.halterranch.com, 888-367-9977

JUNE 5

Ortman Family Vineyards presents First Saturday—

Wine & The Arts

Featuring art by Lynn Duron and live music by Wine Country Troubadour John

Zamora. Light appetizers and wine by the glass available. 5-7pm

www.OrtmanVineyards.com, 805-237-9009

JUNE 5

5th Annual Baby and Children’s Fair

Paso Robles Downtown City Park, many booths from health care, prenatal and

infant care, children’s resources, face painting by Freckles the Clown and more.

Vendors offering locally, hand-made products and other great deals for your

baby, children and family. 10am-3pm, free

Sponsored by Kahuna Kids and COAST 101.3 FM, 805-238-4103

JUNE 6

7th Annual Paso Pinot & Paella Festival

Templeton Community Park, Mingle with the winemakers, discover how the

sense of place is reflected in each bottle & why Paso Robles is legendary for its

friendliness. Breathe in the aromas of saffron and seafood as the paellas

simmer on the pans. Taste why leading food magazines identify this area as a

great place for wonderful cuisine made with locally grown and farm fresh

ingredients. 2-5pm, $65, 805-239-2565 www.pinotandpaella.com

JUNE 6

Artist Reception at Castoro Cellars

Visit their beautiful gallery and meet their June artists, Etty Klinger and Julie

Dunn. Enjoy refreshments & Castoro wine while you browse. On their outdoor

stage, local singer/songwriter Jon Ward will provide the musical backdrop.

1-3pm, www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE

JUNE 12

Americana with the Houston Jones Band

at Castoro Cellars

A California based high-octane Americana quintet. The band's blend of musical

spices like bluegrass, rock, folk, blues, gospel and Celtic, seamlessly mixes tight

vocal harmonies and lightning fast picking into a tasty stew of Americana.

$22, 7:30pm, www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE

JUNE 12

Annual Model Railroad Day

Paso Robles City Library, This event is sure to delight train fans young and old

and will feature a Model Railroad Yard Sale with great deals on new and used

model train gear. 1-am-4pm, 805-458-8734, www.slomra.org

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JUNE 19

Art & Wine in the Vines at Sylvester

Enjoy an afternoon of art, wine and sunshine while you stroll amongst row

after row of art displays nestled among the lawn of their beautiful, grassy

Wine Park. 12-4pm, 805-227-4000, www.sylvesterwinery.com

JUNE 19

Gouda Party at Sylvester

A rare opportunity to taste the Gouda produced each spring when Dutch cows

have their first taste of the fresh young spring pastures. Produced in limited

quantities and for only a limited time. Compare it to traditional & extra aged

Gouda. Will be expertly paired with wine by Sylvester’s Cheese Expert.

11am-6pm, $10, free/Flock 805- 227-4000, www.sylvesterwinery.com

JUNE 20

The Martin Paris Trio & Tim Pacheco

at Castoro Cellars

The Lazy Locals Concert Series continues with a double bill: Martin Paris and

Tim Pacheco. An afternoon of great live music in the shade at their Tasting

Room. 1-4pm, free, www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE

JUNE 20

Father's Day Afternoon Lunch & Bocce Ball

at Eberle Winery

Wood-fire oven pizzas, salads and bread sticks catered by Cahoot's Catering.

With Eberle wines and plenty of bocce ball fun, Dad will enjoy the gorgeous

vineyard views while relaxing on the deck or playing around with the gang.

12-2pm, $35/adults (wine included), $15/6-12, under 5 /free

www.eberlewinery.com/events, RSVP, events@eberlewinery.com

JUNE 20

Celebrate Father’s Day at Jada

Give the gift of a fine bottle of wine to the man of the day! Gourmet cheeses

paired with fine wines. Sample new release 2009 XCV! www.jadavineyard.com

JUNE 26

Halter Ranch Summer Solstice Dinner

Join them for an intimate dinner on their covered bridge over the Las Tablas

Creek! Enjoy Estate wines paired with gourmet foods. Chef Claud Beltran of

Claud & Co. caters a 3-course family style menu. Limited seating, 6-10pm

$65, wine club discounts apply, www.halterranch.com, 888-367-9977

JUNE 26

Trading Day & Kids Flea Market

Paso Robles Downtown City Park, Will bring together collectors, dealers,

crafters and garden-variety pack rats for the “North County’s largest yard sale.”

Also the Kids’ Flea Market will offer third through eighth graders the chance to

be entrepreneurs for the day. 9am-3pm, 805-238-4103

JUNE 26

A Night of Comedy at Eos

Join local comedian Bob Fernandez as he presents a night of great laughs and

fun times! Headlining the show is Lisa Alvarado from "Last Comic Standing"

along with Laura Rosenberg from the Laugh Factory. Eos Estate Winery will

have snacks, treats and wine by the glass and bottle available for purchase!

$18, $15/Wine Club 805-239-2562 ext 22, meghan@eosvintage.com

JULY 4

4th of July Celebration

at Robert Hall Winery

Their annual celebration kicks off with tunes from Unfinished Business and a

traditional BBQ meal from The Rib Line of SLO. Enjoy a perfect view of the

Barney Schwartz Park fireworks show from their Amphitheatre. Tickets include

one non-alcoholic drink ticket and a BBQ meal. Wine and non-alcoholic refreshments

are available to purchase. 5-10pm, $32.50/CC Members, $37.50

$15 children (ages 6-12), www.roberthallwinery.com, 805-239-1616 ext. 24

JULY 4

4th of July Celebration

at Firestone Vineyard

Dine on Santa Maria Style Red Oak Barbeque and enjoy live music from Lemon

Street Orange County’s premier cover band. Play horseshoes and taste Firestone

Vineyard wine. Bring blankets and chairs to relax on the lawn and watch the

firework show. No outside alcohol allowed, wine available for purchase.

6-10pm, $49, $39/Wine Club, $15/6-20yrs, under 5/free

RSVP, 805-591- 8050, ksmith@firestonewine.com

JULY 4

Fireworks Show & Live Music at Meredian

Dance the night away to live Cajun-Rock beats of The Blues Box Bayou Band.

Bring along your low-back lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy our fantastic fireworks

show exploding over the vineyards! Picnic dinners by Cahoot's Catering,

ice cream by Doc Burnstein's and Meridian wine will all be available for

purchase.Gates open at 6pm. 805-226-7133, www.meridianvineyards.com

PISMO BEACH/SHELL BEACH

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Shell Beach Farmers Market

Featuring products such as fresh produce, flowers, jams, dried fruits, artisan

vinegars, grown by local farmers. A variety of other products, including family

fun. 9am-1pm, Dinosaur Caves Park, shellbeachfarmersmarket@yahoo.com

JUNE 4

Wine, Waves & Beyond at Pismo Beach Winery

Join them in the "Barrel to Barrel" event at the Cliffs Resort. This food and wine

event benefits the Association of Amputee Surfers, www.AmpSurf.com. They

will be pouring their newly released wines including Barbera, Petite Sirah and

Pinot Noir. 5-8pm, www.pismobeachwinery.com

JUNE 6

Afternoon of Epicurean Delights

This 32rd annual elegant garden party is held on the tranquil and beautiful

grounds of the historic Chapman House by the Sea in Shell Beach. Enjoy live

music while tasting a wide array of delicious foods and beverages. Bid on silent

auction items featuring local art, hand-crafted jewelry, premium and reserve

wines and much more. 11:30am-3:30pm, $100, 805-544-2498

JUNE 6

Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves

Over 130 vendors. Artists include: pottery, jewelry, textiles, furniture, paintings,

sculpture, photography and more! The event also features live music, art

demos, BBQ, coffee & pastries, specialty foods, massage, plants & flowers.

10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, www.artintheparkshellbeach.com

JULY 3

Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves

Over 130 vendors. Artists include: pottery, jewelry, textiles, furniture, paintings,

sculpture, photography and more! The event also features live music, art

demos, BBQ, coffee & pastries, specialty foods, massage, plants & flowers.

10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, www.artintheparkshellbeach.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO

ONGOING

Hearst Castle Tours

Led by an experience guide, tour Hearst Castle and encounter first-hand the majesty

and beauty of this historical treasure. 800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.org

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Master the Art of Wine and Cheese

at Tolosa

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

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

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

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Reserve Flight Tastings at Tolosa Vineyards

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 THROUGH JUNE

Carol Talley Art Exhibition

at Talley Vineyards

While adept at a variety of mediums, the primary focus of her body of work is

plein air pastel landscapes representing the sea, bluffs, fields, marshes and

tides of the region she loves. talleyvineyards.com, 805-489-0446

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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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

JUNE 4, 11,18 & 25

Summer Nights at Edna Valley Vineyard

Live music, wine & appetizers for purchase. No outside food or drink.

5-7 pm, www.ednavalleyvineyard.com

JUNE 5

SLO Wine & Grill Affair

Filipponi Ranch at Per Bacco Cellars, features eleven local wineries, eleven

grilled sensations. Delectable bites of signature grilled dishes paired with their

own, select wines. Local celebrity judges will pick the best food and wine

paring. Live music by “Late Harvest,” local landscape art by Rosanne Seitz,

native plants and gardening items from Growing Grounds Downtown and

gourmet samples from local vendors. 12-4pm, $35, $40 at the door

Parking free, shuttle, 805-541-5144, ext. 174, www.T-MHA.org.

JUNE 5

Twilight on the Terrace at Hearst Castle

This balmy evening of fine wines and delicious gourmet delicacies features

supporting roles from stunning scenery and jasmine-scented gardens. Browse

the outdoor gallery of original works created by renowned California Plein Air

artists. By invitation each year, a handpicked group of artists lose themselves

for two days in the natural beauty of La Cuesta Encantada, painting diverse

and magnificent works of art for this premier fine art exhibit. Proceeds from

the sale of the paintings fund ArtReach, pairing at-risk youth with artist

mentors to nurture partnership and creativity. $175 $150/Preferred Members

805-927-2138, www.friendsofhearstcastle.org

JUNE 6

Marianne Talley Fun Run at Talley Vineyards

Join 500 of your friends and neighbors for the annual fun run. Three events: 5K

Run, 1-Mile Walk and 1-Mile Youth Run for ages 0-13. The course for all three

events is on dirt paths and trails through the Rincon Vineyard at Talley Vineyards.

Proceeds from the Fun Run benefit the Marianne Talley Foundation,

which funds scholarships for college-bounds students from Arroyo Grande High

School. www.talleyvineyards.com, RSVP Heather, 805-782-0500 x 15

JUNE 25

Meet the Winemakers at Laetitia

Join them for their extended hours tasting event with their winemakers.

For information, 805-474-7657, www.laetitiawine.com

JUNE 26

Horizon Hike Over Edna Valley

with Tolosa

Take a half-day, three-mile hike through Edna Ranch’s private agricultural

reserve encompassing vistas overlooking Edna Valley’s diverse ecosystems

and geological history.

Difficulty Level: Medium with some steep grades. Miles: 3 approximately.

Elevation: 300-1000 feet. Includes lunch following the hike, wine tasting

and water. $35, $25/Club Members, www.tolosawinery.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

JUNE 19

FiddleFest 2010

Taste wine from 14 wineries in the iconic barn in Fiddlestix Vineyard. Enjoy

wine country cuisine from Hitching Post II crew and the return of live and lively

fiddlin' music. A silent auction will benefit the Santa Ynez Valley-based People

Helping People. 1-5pm, $72.80 (remember the milemarker!) advance/$85

Includes a Riedel logo glass, www.fiddleheadcellars.com/events

RSVP, 800-251-1225, rsvp@fiddleheadcellars.com

LOS OLIVOS

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Wildling Art Museum - Free Friday Flicks

Free movie & snacks with discussion, 7pm

805-688-1082, www.wildlingmuseum.org

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Evening with the Winemaker

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

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Global Gardens Organic Food Tasting

Enjoy delicious organic tastings. 11am-5pm daily, $3

805-693-1600, www.globalgardensgifts.com

ONGOING JUNE 1 - JULY 31

“Vantage Points” Photography Exhibit

at Carina Cellars

Tory Grace Burnside Clapp, a sixteen-year-old junior at Santa Ynez High School,

inherited her parents’ battered digital snapshot camera at the age of seven

and has been taking photos almost non-stop since. Her unique style was

apparent in her earliest pictures. She earned her the Grand Prize in the

2009 ACIS travel photo competition in a field of over 12,000 entries.

www.carinacellars.com, 805-688-2459

SANTA BARBARA

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show

For 44 years featuring all types of art, crafts & jewelry with 200+ artists and

craftsman. East Beach Pier, 10am–dusk, 805-897-1982, www.sbaacs.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

University of California, Santa Barbara

Arts & Lectures

Check their website for events. 805-893-3535, www.arts&lectures.ucsb.edu

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

Ty Warner Sea Center

Explore creatures of the sea at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Stearns Wharf, www.sbnature.org/seacenter

ONGOING

Lectures & Readings at the

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

805-962-8404, Santa Barbara, www.sbmm.org

ONGOING

Downtown Santa Barbara

Various venues for art exhibits, cultural events & fine wine tasting, plus festival

and holiday events, 805-962-2098, www.santabarbaradowntown.com

ONGOING

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Check site for hours and exhibits. 805-963-4364, www.sbma.net

ONGOING

Planetarium Shows at

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

805-682-4711, www.sbnature.org,members/free,public/$4 with admission

Wednesdays: 3pm, Tales of the Maya Skies

Fridays: 3pm, Exploring the Spring Sky

Saturdays and Sundays

• 11am: Twinkle, Twinkle for Little Stars

• Noon: Tales of the Maya Skies

• 1pm: Exploring the Spring Sky

• 2pm: Stars of the Pharaohs

• 3pm: Exploring the Spring Sky (El Universo Maya on Sundays)

ONGOING

C‘est Cheese

Stop for lunch, wine, cheese and chocolate. They’re starting to ramp up their

selection, bringing in new and delicious cheeses, wines and various treats for

all to enjoy. 825 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, 805-965-0318

ONGOING

CAMA International Series at The Granada

Features celebrated orchestras, conductors and soloists from around the

world. www.camasb.org, 805-966-4324

ONGOING

CAMA Masterseries at the Lobero

Presents concerts by some of today's leading chamber musicians.

www.camasb.org, 805-966-4324

ONGOING SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Live Music at Oreana Winery

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

JUNE 28

Santa Barbara Wine Festival

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Swirl, Sip & Savor~more than 75

Central Coast wineries complemented with savory and sweet delectable

delights. A must-do summertime favorite and the wine festival you cannot

miss. $85, $60/members, $95/at the door if not sold out

805-682-4711 ext. 443, www.sbnature.org/tickets

JULY 15-17

California Wine Festival

For tickets & information, 800-595-4849, www.californiawinefestival.com

• July 15: Old Spanish Nights - Tapas and Wine Tasting, De La Guerra Adobe

Courtyard,exciting Spanish music, passionate flamenco dancing and spicy

tapas appetizers. Santa Barbara County's finest wines will be spotlighted

along with hot Spanish imports! 6:30-9pm

• July 16: Sunset Rare & Reserve Wine Tasting, Chase Palm Park, begins with a

Champagne reception under the stars at Santa Barbara's charming oldworld

carousel at Chase Palm Park Plaza. Extremely limited reserve level

wines are matched with gourmet appetizers, 6:30-9pm

• July 17: Beachside Wine Festival, Chase Palm Park Oceanside, The biggest

wine festival under the sun! Hundreds of fine California wines to taste,

dozens of top chefs serving gourmet samples of their finest fare, artisan

cheeses, olive oils, fresh cut fruits, chocolate desserts, seafood delectables

and more! Live music & a great raffle, 1-4pm

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

ONGOING SECOND SATURDAY THROUGH OCTOBER

Vineyard & Winery Walks

A Santa Maria vineyard manager, or winemaker, will lead a tour of their winery

or vineyard. A firsthand look at different winemaking techniques that take

place throughout the year. 12pm, free; a great reason to get out to the wine

country and learn something new. info@smvwines, 866-480-5194

SANTA YNEZ

ONGOING THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

Dancing at Maverick Saloon

Dance lessons, live country western or rock & roll. 6:45pm, check web for

schedule of entertainers. 805-686-4785, www.mavericksaloon.org

ONGOING

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum

& Parks - Janeway Carriage House

Exhibits from Chumash period through early 20th century ranch day, 12-4pm

805-688-7889, www.santaynezvalleymuseum.org

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ONGOING

Chumash Casino Concerts

For schedules & information, 800-585-3737, www.chumashcasino.com

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: 10:00-11:30am. 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

ONGOING

Glider Rides at the Airport

805-688-2517, Santa Ynez, www.gliderides.com

JUNE 12

Old Santa Ynez Day

Where the Old West comes to life as the frontier town of Santa Ynez celebrates its

birthday. Classic Parade, food, arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles, local products &

entertainment. All along Sagunto Street, downtown Santa Ynez. Fun for the whole

family. 805-688-3448

JUNE 18-20

22nd Annual Live Oak Music Festival!

Santa Ynez Valley, It’s time for campers and music lovers to enjoy 16 main stage

musical performances, 5 music workshops, 2 teen concerts, 2 late night dances, a children’s

activities area and talent contest, food, beverages, arts and crafts booths,

friends and festivities and jamming. The grand finale of this years Live Oak Music

Festival will be, Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones!! Visit www.liveoakfest.org for

ticket, full entertainment program & camping prices, 805-781-3030

JUNE 19

Seed, Sow, Supper

Featuring Shu Takikawa, a farmer known for his sustainable farming methods and

award-winning organic produce, the cooking artistry of Chef Tracy Fleming, and the

certified organic wines of Bernat, with owner Sam Marmorstein. Guests will enjoy

wine and appetizers while touring Shu’s field and Sam’s vineyard. Dinner will be

served right in the middle of the farm and vineyard.

4-8pm, seating limited, $125, www.syvjc.org, 805-693-4243

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, www.syv.com/qsminis/

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Solvang Farmers Market

Fresh produce, flowers & foods

First Street, between Mission Drive and Copenhagen, 4-7pm

805-962-5354, www.sbfarmersmarket.org

ONGOING

Elverhoj Museum of History & Art

Showcases Solvang’s rich cultural history. Former residence of one of Solvang's most

artistic families, now a community museum devoted to the history of Solvang, the

colorful heritage and pioneer spirit of Denmark and the arts.

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

ONGOING

Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Honoring the multi-talented Danish father of the modern fairy tale, is filled with

copies of Andersen’s books, sketches, paper cutouts, silhouettes and collages.

10am-5pm daily, www.solvangusa.com

ONGOING

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum

Houses a collection of vintage and rare motorcycles as well as

European race bikes. The museum rotates some of the bikes each month

so that the bikes on display are constantly changing and expanding.

Weekends 11am-5pm and by appointment mid-week.

805-686-9522,www.motosolvang.com

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VENTURA COUNTY

ONGOING

Museum of Ventura County

Photographs, publications, documents & exhibits depicting Ventura County's history.

10am-5pm, 805-653-0323, www.venturamuseum.org

ONGOING

Ventura County Maritime Museum

An enriching museum experience based on maritime history ranging from ancient

mariners to the modern marine era. Educational programs through world-class

maritime art, unique ship models, dynamic exhibits, artifacts and nautical research.

11am-5pm, 805-984-6260, Oxnard

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Tour Ojai Olive Oil at Asquith Farm

Begins outside with the history of the grove, an explanation of the olive varieties,

their maturing process, the harvesting & a visit to the tree nursery. Share the adventure

of producing premium-quality olive oils. 10am-3pm Mon-Fri by appointment.

805-701-3825, www.ojaioliveoil.com

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAYS

Thank Bacchus for First Fridays

at Rancho Ventavo Cellars

Bacchus is Dionysus, or the Greek god of wine and intoxication, known as Bacchus to

Romans. Start your weekend right and unwind with a delicious trio of Rancho Ventavo

Cellars wines paired with small plates. Wine by the bottle and glass available as well.

$10, $7.50/Wine Club Members

RSVP recommended, 805-483-8084, www.rvcellars.com

ONGOING

Friday Lunches at Herzog & Tierra Sur

Start your weekend off right with a delicious lunch from Tierra Sur. Great place for a

corporate or business lunch, celebration or just a Friday treat. Each week offers a

different, seasonal menu. 805-983-1560, www.herzogwinecellars.com

ONGOING MONDAY NIGHTS

Sampler Evenings at Herzog

Ease into the week with a food and wine sampler evening. $5/a tasting flight of three

wines and some small bites from Tierra Sur. RSVP, 805-983-1560

ONGOING

Fillmore & Western Railway Co. Wine Express Train

Fillmore & Western Railway and the Ventura County Wine Trail bring you Wine Express

train rides traveling through the beautiful Heritage Valley. Every other month will

feature four wines from a different Ventura County winery, paired with a buffet dinner,

music and dancing. $63, www.fwry.com, 805-524-2546

ONGOING SATURDAYS THROUGH NOVEMBER 6

Gentle Outdoor Yoga

Harbor Village Main Lawn Experience, Along the water’s edge. $5/mats provided

upon request. 10-10:30am, www.VenturaHarborVillage.com

JUNE 6

Casa Pacifica Angles Wine & Food Festival

Cal State Channel Islands, Camarillo, Over 75 restaurants and caterers, best in fest Culinary

Competition, 150 renowned wineries, 25 marvelous micro-breweries, large silent

and live auctions and continuous live entertainment throughout the day!

1-5pm, $75/advance, $90/Festival, VIP/$200

805-445-7831, www.cpwineandfoodfestival.com

JUNE 13

24 Annual Ojai Wine Festival

On Lake Casitas, wine and beer tasting, food, live music and dancing, arts and crafts

vendors, free boat rides, a premiere Wine by the Glass Lounge, a silent wine auction and

more. Over 50 + wineries participate with 150 + wine selections, 15 microbreweries.

Includes a a souvenir wine glass, entry into the festival, 10 tastes of wine or beer, live

music and a great afternoon! Enjoy a glass of wine and plate of hors d’oeuvres for $6 in

their Wine by the Glass Lounge with live musicians as well as interactive magic and mind

reading performed by Kiyan “Man of Magic.”

12-5pm, tasting 12-4pm, $30/advance, $40, $10/children under 16, $5/parking

www.ojaiwinefestival.com, 800 648-4881

Email your upcoming event information to

Laurie@WineCountryThisWeek.com

For best results, submit information

at least 6 weeks prior to your event.

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SORT THIS OUT CELLARS

A Hip New Tasting Room in Solvang

by Michael Cervin

Sort This Out Cellars is perhaps the most

unlikely tasting room you could imagine in

Solvang. Owner Michael Cobb produces a wide

portfolio of wines, most notably Suited, which is

a series of pinup wines featuring contemporary

pinup models made to look like old gentleman’s

playing cards from the 1950s. “We have a retro/

vintage/Vegas vibe and speak to those who

follow and pay tribute to that era through their

clothes, music and hopefully the wine they

drink,” Cobb says. “Our tasting room is definitely

different than anything else in Solvang.

We’re the latest one open in town.” Friday and

Saturday nights they offer live music which gives

both locals and tourists something to do when sleepy Solvang rolls up

the streets at dark. “Our vibe is different, our hours are different, our

outlook on wine tasting differs, and we just want people to have fun

with the wine tasting experience,” Cobb notes. The retro tasting room

was inspired by an old photograph of the famed 1960s Rat Pack

outside the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. It has low-back shiny chrome

bar stools at the tasting counter, and is awash in red and black, and

is the hippest place in town. If it sounds theatrical, maybe that’s

because Cobb was the wine buyer and manager of the exclusive Club

33, located inside Disneyland before making the move to Santa

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Barbara wine country.

Sort This Out just released their first

Grenache called Oh My Gosh Grenache,

boasting a pink label with pink wax dripping

down the top. You’ll also find Chardonnay,

Syrah, Sangiovese, Zinfandel and many other

great wines. Cobb has just released his highly

sought after Cardiff Giant Super Tuscan

inspired blend and his first Viognier he calls

Teaser. And that hipness translates into a bevy

of events they’re involved with including

hosting fashion shows featuring local hair and

make-up companies, the West Coast Kustoms

car show in Santa Maria and Viva Las Vegas, a

rockabilly festival in Las Vegas. And Sort This

Out plays host to their monthly Blackjack

Bonanza parties where people can play blackjack, without losing any

money, and possibly win raffle prizes as well. “We’re very happy and

excited to be in Solvang,” Cobb says. Apparently everyone else is very

happy they are there too, given the demand for his wines.

Sort This Out Cellars tasting room is located at 1636 Copenhagen

Drive in Solvang. They are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Tasting fees are $10 and Cobb uses stemless wine glasses, rather fitting

for the hip and cool vibe he presents to a thirsty public. Contact them

at (805) 688-1717 or www.sortthisoutcellars.com.

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Preferred Tasting Room:

by Cathy Neushul

If you’re looking for a comfortable and convenient

place to sip a glass of Pinot Noir or Barbera,

you’ll want to stop by the Pismo Beach tasting

room. Located near the freeway, and adjacent to the

Prime Outlets mall, you can get the feeling of

leaving it all behind, without the drive.

Bryan Friedman, one the winemakers and

owners of Pismo Beach Winery, said that urban

wineries are gaining in popularity. “It’s convenient.

You don’t have to drive out to wine country,” he

said. People staying in hotels are only minutes away

from a wine tasting experience, and locals may find

it convenient as well. “The wives go shopping, and

the guys come over and see us,” he said.

Others head to the Pismo Beach Tasting Room

because they’ve heard about the Pinot Noirs. “We’re

pouring six different Pinot Noirs – all unique,”

Friedman said. One of them is a traditional Pinot

Noir from the Edna Valley, but others are very

complex, he said. In particular, Friedman said the

2007 Pinot Noir was intense due to the effects of a

frost. “It was from a very high quality intense fruit,”

he said.

You also might want to try the Barbera, a red

wine made from a type of Italian wine grape.

Friedman said, “People just love it. It’s a top seller.”

He added, “People like something a little different.”

Friedman said all the wines are made in small

lots with an attention to detail, and no additives.

“We really try to bring the natural flavors forward,”

he said.

When Friedman and his brother, Martin

Friedman, opened their winery in Pismo Beach a

year and half ago they were forging new territory.

While there were tasting rooms in the area, the

brothers opened the first winery. “As it turns out

Pismo Beach is the perfect place for a winery,”

Friedman said. For one thing, there is little need for

refrigeration. “Pismo has a really cool climate.

Everything stays nice and cool,” he said.

While you’re visiting the Pismo Beach Tasting

Room don’t forget to take a look at the art work on

the walls. Rick Crocker, a photographer and artist,

has his beach photos on canvas featured in the

tasting room.

Pismo Beach Winery is located at 271B Five

Cities Drive in Pismo Beach and is open from noon

to 5 p.m. daily. For directions or more information,

call (805) 773-9463 or visit the website at

pismobeachwinery.com.

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Preferred Tasting Room:

FIRESTONE VINEYARD

by Michael Cervin

Firestone Vineyard is steeped in history

and tradition on the Central Coast. In fact,

Firestone was the first estate winery in Santa

Barbara County, started in 1972, and developed

by the Firestone family which was best

known originally for Firestone tires. Foley

Family Wines purchased the winery in 2007

and has made continuous improvements to

the historical brand. “We have a new winemaker,

Paul Warson, who has been with us

for two years and continues to put his signature

on our light aromatic whites and our

traditional Bordeaux reds,” says Tim Langfitt,

Hospitality Manager.

They are one of the few wineries in the

area that give complimentary public tours

daily at 11:15 a.m., 1:15 and 3:15 p.m..

“Whether a neophyte or a connoisseur,

everyone will have a memorable experience

at Firestone Winery, where our staff is

completely customer focused,” says Langfitt.

The tasting room is large and airy, with soft

wood tones and is located on a bucolic and

quintessential wine country road with views

that extend across a sea of vines.

Inside the tasting room, you can sample

multiple wines with a variety of flavors. “We

have our recently released 2008 Santa

Barbara County Chardonnay with aromas of

apple, pear and citrus with notes of vanilla

cream and butterscotch,” Langfitt says. For

those who aspire to something different for

white wines, their 2008 Gewürztraminer and

2008 Riesling will reward you with bright,

crisp varietally correct wines. “For red wine

lovers we have our recently released 2007

Syrah Clone 174, which has aromas and

palate hints of red cherries and ripe plums,

and our 2007 Cabernet Franc with aromas of

black currants and chocolate, cassis and

mocha flavors,” he notes. Or, try the terrific

2007 Malbec or their new lineup called the

Discovery Series: Chardonnay, Merlot and

Cabernet Sauvignon which are everyday

drinkers priced at a mere $10.

“One of our truly unique selling propositions

that sets us apart from other wineries in

the area is our other two properties,” Langfitt

says. He is referring to Foley Estates in

Lompoc, and the beautiful setting of Lincourt

Winery in Solvang. At all three wineries,

wine club members get full reciprocity of

their wine club membership benefits,

making their club truly unique. Kris Curran,

formerly of the highly regarded Sea Smoke

Winery, is their winemaker and has produced

numerous award winning Chardonnays and

Pinot Noirs from the prestigious Santa Rita

Hills area. Coming up in November, Foley

Family wines will be holding a trio of events

at its three Santa Barbara County properties,

specifically a cocktail reception at Foley

Estates, a winemaker dinner at Firestone

Winery, and a Sunday brunch at the historic

and scenic Lincourt Winery.

Firestone Vineyard is located at 5000 Zaca

Station Road in Los Olivos, and is open daily

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Firestone at

(805) 688-3940 or www.firestonewine.com.

Should you be in Paso Robles, their

second tasting room is located at 2300

Airport Road right off of Highway 46.

Contact them at (805) 591-8050.

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Robert Hall Winery – A Destination for Wine Enthusiasts

Tucked in the hillside east of Paso Robles,

along California’s enchanting Central Coast, lies

a dream 40 years in the making. An entrepreneur

with tremendous business acumen, Robert L.

Hall has built a world-class winery that has

become a landmark for the Paso Robles community.

During a family trip to France in the late ’70s,

Robert visited the Rhône valley and was captivated

by the tradition and lifestyle of farming

and crafting wines. Robert began developing his

idea for a premium-producing vineyard and

winery and ventured west with the goal of

visiting each of California’s wine appellations to

explore optimum growing conditions for the

production of premium wine grapes, specifically

the Rhône varieties he enjoyed so much. In the

early-’90s, Robert and Margaret discovered the

perfect terroir in the Paso Robles AVA. Featuring

soil rich in nutrients, coupled with warm days

and cool nights, Robert felt the viticultural

conditions were ideal to the development of

the enological characteristics he was seeking

to produce. “Home Ranch” was acquired in

1995. Soon after, the “Terrace” and “Bench”

vineyards joined the Hall Ranch.

Dedicated to environmental sustainability,

Robert Hall Winery has achieved

Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certification

for its vineyards. As true stewards of

the land, both the winery and vineyard

practice natural resource conservation.

Measures include the preservation of native

oak trees on the Hall Ranch, barn owl habitats,

energy and water conservation thru the

recycling and treatment of waste water for the

vineyard and landscape irrigation, use of a

natural pumice, diatomaceous earth and organic

compost tea in the vineyard as well as cover

crops, beneficial insects and permaculture

gardens.

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ROBERT HALL WINERY – JULY 4TH

INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION

Celebrate Independence Day with Robert Hall Winery! We’ll kick the evening off

with tunes from Unfinished Business and a traditional BBQ meal from The Rib

Line of SLO. Children’s games and family fun for everyone. Wrap up the evening

with a perfect view of the Barney Schwartz Park fireworks show from our

Amphitheatre.

5-10pm, $37.50pp, $32.50 Cavern Club members, $15 for children (ages 6-12)

and includes one non-alcoholic drink ticket and a traditional BBQ meal. Wine and

non-alcoholic refreshments are available to purchase by the glass or bottle.

For additional information, contact the Events Manager

at 805-239-1616 ext. 24 or visit www.roberthallwinery.com.

Winemaker Don Brady

and winery founder

Robert L. Hall

In July of 2001, Robert Hall Winemaker Don

Brady joined Robert Hall Winery. A native of

Texas, Don began working in the wine industry

while a student at Texas Tech University, continuing

his career path with Texas wineries prior to

moving to California. In 2006, Don was recognized

by his industry peers by receiving the

Winemaker of the Year” honors – a collaboration

of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance,

San Luis Obispo Vintners Association and the

Independent Grape Growers of Paso Robles.

Don’s dedication to artisan winemaking has also

been well rewarded with the winery’s 2008

Viognier receiving “Best of Show” honors at the

Central Coast Wine Competition in 2009.

While Robert Hall Winery is most known for

their Cabernet Sauvignon, the winery has an

extensive Rhône-wine portfolio including the

Viognier, Blanc de Robles, Rosé de Robles,

Grenache, Rhone de Robles, Pape de Robles,

Syrah and a Petite Sirah.

While visiting Paso Robles Wine Country,

be sure to drop by the Robert Hall Winery

Hospitality Center, which has become a destination

for wine enthusiasts. Open daily for

tasting of their award-winning wines, guided

educational tours are also available and

include a tour of the winery and 19,000

square feet of underground wine caverns –

the largest on the Central Coast. Enjoy a

barrel tasting as you learn about the

winemaking process from the vine to

the glass. The winery also hosts special

events throughout the year including

food and wine seminars, outdoor

concerts, an annual charity fashion

show, and is available for weddings and

private events.

Today, Robert and Margaret have

established very solid roots in this evergrowing

wine community of Paso

Robles. Robert Hall Winery is the result of an

old-fashioned work ethic combined with traditional

winemaking techniques, a state-of-the-art

winery and a team of dedicated professionals.

Robert invites all to drop by for a visit to

discover the essence of Paso Robles.

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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.

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

Wines with Character, Elegance & Style

When traveling along the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail, RiverStar Vineyards

– located at the “T” of Airport & Estrella Road – is a 60-acre, family

owned winery with a delightful tasting room. The vines were planted

back in 1992 and produce wine with great character. On the wine list

you will find 100% estate grown wines that are extremely food friendly.

Each bottle delivers great flavors that will turn dinner into a joyful celebration.

This summer there are several case specials on wines such as

their 2005 Syrah, 2007 “Entice” White Merlot and 2007 Sauvignon

Blanc – case specials range between $60 - $100 per case making the

wines affordable to have at your dinner table daily with family and

friends.

In addition to the standalone varietals, the winery specializes in

unique blends. Be sure to try “Sunset Red” a wine produced with Syrah

and Merlot, “Affinity” a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and

Zinfandel as well as “Allure” a blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel.

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the views from the tables located just

outside the tasting room doors.

The property also has a lovely vacation rental that sleeps eight people.

You can enjoy the vineyard views from the deck while BBQing or show

off your culinary talents in the full kitchen. There is a two night

minimum stay – chances are you will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere so

much you will want to stay even longer. For reservations or additional

information call the winery at (805) 467-0086 or visit VRBO.com

#236997.

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.

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.

San Miguel

To San Francisco

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RIVER ROAD

RIVER ROAD

RIVER OAKS

DRIVE

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ESTRELLA ROAD

WELLSONA ROAD

River

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BUENA VISTA

DRIVE

AIRPORT ROAD

Ranchita Canyon

Villa

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PLEASANT ROAD

Silver

Horse

TOWER ROAD

DRY CREEK ROAD

RANCHITA CANYON

Tackitt

Family

J&J

Cellars

JARDINE ROAD

46E

VON DOLLEN ROAD

HOG CANYON ROAD

Terrace Hill Olive Oil

BUCKHORN RIDGE PLACE

Cinquain

INDEPENDENCE RANCH

PLACE

ESTRELLA ROAD

MAP NOT TO SCALE

To Fresno,

Bakersfield,

& interstate-5

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.

SPRING STREET

UNION ROAD

To

San Luis Obispo

& Los Angeles

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J & J CELLARS

Exciting Updates at the Winery

By Melissa Chavez

The Judd family at J&J Cellars in San

Miguel is celebrating some exciting updates at

the winery this season. Quality is the hallmark

of J&J Cellars, and a concerted effort to

increase that quality has the staff very optimistic

about the seasons ahead.

“Nothing is being spared,” says Operations

Manager Betty Walker. “There’s even deeper

involvement by the owners and our winemaker

Steve Anglim, in overseeing the vineyard.

The grapes are top-notch and so are our

wines.”

With a recommitment to excellence, the

timing couldn’t be more perfect to debut the

new J&J Cellars label. The elegant design reiterates

the high quality of the wines. “With

each vintage,” says Betty, “this label represents

the best wine there is at very reasonable prices

that no one else can match.”

J&J Cellars’ new releases on the J&J

Cellars label include a 2008 Tempranillo,

which recently earned a gold medal at the

2010 Tasters Guild International Wine

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Competition. Their 2008 Autumn Flight

ZinBera wine (50% Zinfandel, 50% Barbera)

is winning rave reviews during its pre-release.

“People love it,” says Betty. Another exciting

offering is J&J’s Juliet Fiero Blanc de Noirs,

crafted in the méthode traditionnelle and

made of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and

Chardonnay grapes sourced from Yountville

in Napa Valley. This month, a Tempranillo

Rosé will be available, too.

An ideal way to appreciate J&J Cellars

wines is right on the premises. In their newly

completed terrace is a stacked stone fireplace

along with sitting areas, a bocce ball court,

and lovely surrounds of hillside vineyards.

On every second Friday of the month, J&J

Cellars features live music on the terrace from

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Acoustic guitarist Tom

Rigby will appear on June 11 and Martin Paris

will bring his fingerstyle guitar compositions

to the vineyard on July 9. Delicious food and

a first large glass of wine are included with a

$15 admission. For designated drivers, nonalcoholic

grape juice made from Cabernet

grapes and sodas are available along with food

and music for just $10.

“We want both locals and visitors to relax

and enjoy their time here,” says Betty. “The

views are unbelievable and the sunsets are

gorgeous. Everyone is welcome.”

J&J Cellars is located at 2850 Ranchita

Canyon Road in San Miguel, Friday through

Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (805)

467-2891 or visit www.jjcellars.com.

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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

M A M A’S M E AT BA L L

One pretty reliable way to find out

just how good the food at a local

restaurant is, is to ask somebody in

the restaurant business. Ask a

bartender, a waiter, anyone in fact,

what they think of Mama’s meatballs

in San Luis Obispo and their lips

begin to quiver, their eyes roll

towards the heavens, they sigh; that is

how good Mama’s Meatball is.

Set in a small courtyard off of one

of the town’s main streets, in a place

called the Old Creamery, Mama’s

Meatball is actually divided in two.

On the right is the take-out where

people line up to get their orders of

meatballs and more. To the left,

fronted by a huge-trunked tree and a

water fountain, is the intimate restaurant

with it’s mural of the Mediterranean

across the back.

Meatballs aside, the restaurant,

under owner and chef Nicola Allegretta,

offers a wide range of

authentic Italian dishes, many of

them now available in smaller sizes

as well, a bow to the economy and

his customer’s wishes. Among them

are half a dozen soups, a long list of

salads (including grilled salmon and

a refreshing pear and gorgonzola),

some wonderful antipasto choices,

both hot and cold paninis

(including, of course, one made

with meatballs), more pasta dishes

than there is space here to share

(though the Ravioli di Pollo all

Vodka – homemade ravioli filled

with chicken and served in a vodka

sauce – cannot go unmentioned).

There is also a heady selection of

meat and fish dishes as well as any

number of traditional and specialty

pizzas (now available in two sizes)

and some far too-tempting desserts.

Mama’s Meatball currently has two

locations. The original is in the Old

Creamery plaza at 570 Higuera

Street, San Luis Obispo, (805) 544-

0861. Mama’s Meatball is also available

for your convenience in the

south county at 325 Pier Avenue by

the entrance of the Pismo Beach

Dunes, (805) 473-2383.

Hours of operation are Tuesday to

Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30

p.m. and 4:30 to 10 p.m., closed on

Mondays.

You can order online at

www.mamasmeatball.com. And,

don’t forgot they can also deliver

and have very popular catering

services, which work with groups

(including weddings) of every type

and size.

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

C A Y U C O S

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

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

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Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival

by Cathy Neudshul

You may be looking for ways to enjoy the

warm summer nights coming our way. If so,

you will want to put the Atascadero Lakeside

Wine Festival on your list of things to do.

You’ll be able to sip wine by the lake, try an

eclectic mix of local food, and relax while

listening to music from the Mighty Croon

Dogs.

“It’s a very pleasing atmosphere to be in,”

said Barbie Butz, chariperson for the event.

This is the 15th year of the festival, but the event has changed over the

years. It used to be held during the day, but was moved to the evening

a couple of years ago. “It is much cooler, and we doubled attendance

because of that,” she said. It is also a more convenient time for festival

goers. “People come and sip wine and have dinner,” Butz said.

The festival, which will be held on June 26th from 4 to 8 p.m., is

an annual event that raises funds for the Charles Paddock Zoo, among

other charities. This year a portion of the funds will go toward

building a new flamingo exhibit at the zoo entrance. “The flamingos

are very colorful so it will be pleasing to see,” she said.

The festival committee is also featuring another local group to

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make the festival a success. The Mingo

Mamas have taken on the task of becoming

goodwill ambassadors for the new flamingo

exhibit. The Mingo Mamas are a group that

go on camping trips, have theme parties, and

fundraise for different activities wearing the

colorful “flamingo wear” they are known for.

You may want to attend the festival just to

check out the Mingo Mama’s sunglasses and

hot pink boas.

While the flamingos will be the lucky

recipients of a portion of the funds raised

from this year’s festival, the festival funded many other projects in the

past. Since the festival was first held in 1995, it has raised more than

$100,000 to donate to the zoo. Ken Brokamp, marketing director for

the event, said the festival may raise more than $10,000 this year,

depending on the turnout and the costs associated with putting on the

event.

The festival raises funds for the zoo because it is seen as an important

community resource. While it may be small, it is home to some

animals you may not see at other zoos, like the Malayan Tiger, the

Channel Island Fox and the White-faced Whistling Duck.

This year festival participants will be able to sample wines from 70

local wineries. The wines come from vineyards located throughout the

Central Coast, including ones in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and

Templeton.

People who attend the festival can also sample beer from a local

brewery located in San Luis Obispo. The Einhorn Beer Company will

be serving up their beers that are made in the German brewing tradition.

If you are looking for a taste of a variety of different types of foods,

you’ll find it at the festival. You can try Chinese, Italian and even

Basque. Or, if you want to try some shrimp, or perhaps some grilled

fish, you can head by the booth featuring seafood.

But even if you find yourself spending a lot of time trying the wine,

beer and food, you won’t want to miss the art work featured at the

festival. This year artists will display their oil paintings, photography,

jewelry, iron work and more. You might even decide to visit the booth

where you can sign up to make your own wine and label.

According to Butz, the festival is designed to make people feel

comfortable, and encourage them to stroll around the lake so there are

no fences. “The festival is open. People can flow in and out very

easily,” she said.

The Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival will be held June 26th,

from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Atascadero Lake Park, 9305 Pismo

Avenue, Atascadero. Tickets for the festival are $40 in advance and

$45 at the door.

For more information, call the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce

at (805) 466-2044 or go to the atascaderowinefestival.com.

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Niner Wine Estates Opens Its Doors

State-of-the-art winery launches after many years in the making

After nearly ten years of planning, preparing and preening, the

newest addition to Paso Robles’ westside wine community at last

opened for business last month.

Niner Wine Estates is the project of Richard Niner who, since the

early 2000s, has assembled a team of the highest caliber to bring this

cutting-edge winery to the Central Coast. On May 1, guests visited the

new Hospitality Center for complimentary tastings of winemaker

Amanda Cramer’s Bordeaux, Rhône and Italian varietal wines and to

preview the wine and food programs that the winery will be offering

in the future.

The Hospitality Center houses not only the Niner Wine Estates

tasting room, but a generous demonstration kitchen and boutique

winery as well. As education is a major tenet of the Niner Wine Estates

vision, the winery will begin offering not-to-miss wine and culinary

programs as early as this summer. (Schedules, tuition and details are

available by visiting www.ninerwine.com.) These courses will cover a

wide range of subjects in varying formats, from hour-long sessions to

more extensive multiple-day programs by the end of the year. Classes

will be presented by the Niner Wine Estates’ own in-house wine

education staff, lead by Rick Toyota, as well as visiting chefs and

leading experts.

By design, the rustically elegant stone barn Hospitality Center is

as aesthetically conscious as it is eco-conscious. Designer Anne

Fortini’s tasteful interiors reflect and accentuate the beauty of the

winery’s surroundings, while Mr. Niner, Ms. Cramer and architect

Tim Woodle have designed Niner Wine Estates to be the first winery

on the Central Coast to meet LEED certification standards through

the U.S. Green Building Council, with final certification to be

awarded in a matter of months. Constructed and positioned to

emphasize the pastoral allure of Paso Robles wine country, the Hospitality

Center’s expansive windows frame a view of “Heart Hill,” the

iconic heart-shaped design of oak trees once owned by brothers

Claude and Clyde Booker.

Farming roots, a passion for wine and an appreciation for the

bounty and lifestyle of Paso Robles led Mr. Niner and his wife, Pam

Niner, to invest in the winery’s estate vineyards: Heart Hill Vineyard

and Bootjack Ranch. The newest of Niner Wine Estates’ estate vineyards,

Heart Hill vineyard has already provided fruit for the 2009

vintage, while Bootjack Ranch supplies the balance of fruit for the

Niner Wine Estates portfolio, and can be found on the east side of

Paso Robles.

Guests are welcome to visit the Hospitality Center located at 2400

Highway 46 West in Paso Robles, during regular business hours, 10

a.m. to 5 p.m. during high season, seven days a week. The regular

tasting fee for a sampling of five wines is $10 per person. Additional

tasting and touring programs may be available on a seasonal schedule.

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Niner Wine Estates is the visionary initiative of Richard Niner, who

believes that a blend of exceptional people, vineyards, tools and ideas

is the key to creating world-class wines and providing a one-of-a-kind

experience in the heart of Paso Robles wine country. Since its founding

in 2001, Niner Wine Estates’ roster of award-winning wines has

grown to include Bordeaux, Rhone and Italian varietals, including

their flagship Bordeaux blend, “Fog Catcher.” An independent, familyowned

company, Niner Wine Estates is dedicated to making exceptional

wines by combining the best of traditional winemaking

methods as it employs cutting-edge technologies. In the LEED-certified

winery, winemaker Amanda Cramer shepherds estate-grown fruit

from the Bootjack Ranch and Heart Hill Vineyard into wines that

express their soulful provenance with every sip.

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St. John Photography

JADA VINEYARD & WINERY

Get a Taste of the Good Life

by Lisa Pretty

When you walk through the door of Jada’s beautiful, contemporary

tasting room, it is hard to imagine that it was once upon a time

a living space above horse stables. Owners Jack and Robyn Messina

purchased the Paso Robles Westside property located in an area

commonly referred to as the Templeton Gap in 1999. Their original

plan was to make olive oil; however given the cool coastal air that

funnels through the property, abundant sunshine throughout the

growing season and soil consisting of clay loam, deposits of

calcareous shale and pockets of limestone they quickly realized the

property would also be perfect for growing grapes. Sixty acres of the

ninety on the property were planted in Bordeaux and Rhône varietals

shortly after the Messina’s purchased the land, and today winemaker

Scott Hawley produces a line of estate wines in a winery that

was originally a barn and then ages the wine in barrels where the

old horse stalls were once located. The transformation to a state of

the art wine facility and hospitality center was tastefully completed

in a way that welcomes visitors to a peaceful retreat with modern

luxury.

2005 was the first vintage of wines produced from the estate

grapes and each year they quickly sell out. The wines have some

very interesting names including Jersey Girl, Hell’s Kitchen, Passing

By and new this vintage Strayts – a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

and Syrah. Or, if you look at the Jada white wines you will

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find some interesting numbers. For example their blend of Viognier

and Roussanne with a hint of Grenache Blanc is known as XCV —

the roman numerals that represent “95” a score they hope their

wines will one day receive. Released last month and new to the lineup

this year is a predominately Grenache Blanc blend named “88”

which is the number Jack wore while playing football for the

Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens. “88”, with its refreshing acidity and

mineral finish will be a perfect summer wine. Also great for summer

and new this vintage is Jada’s first rosé. The rosé is a blend of Syrah,

Grenache, Tannat and Merlot in which the juice was left in contact

with the grapes for two to three days before being drained off.

Named “1149”, the extension for ICU, as a tribute to the cardiac

surgical intensive care nurses who spent hours caring for Jack’s

patients after heart surgery, only 86 cases of this wine were

produced and will likely sell out before the hot summer days end.

Tasting at Jada is a unique experience. According to Susan West,

Jada’s operations manager, “The entire team at Jada hopes that

everyone who comes here to taste wine has the kind of experience

we would want for ourselves if we were on the other side of the

bar”. When you taste at Jada you will have the opportunity to taste

each wine with a cheese pairing. They recommend tasting the wine,

then the cheese then the wine again. It is fun to see how a little

cheese can transform the wine taste. The cheese is sourced from

Vivant cheese and all the staff at Jada vote on which cheeses pair

with each wine – the pairings are changed at least three times a year.

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Outside the tasting room is a deck with breathtaking views. Not

only is it the perfect place for a picnic lunch but also an ideal location

to enjoy some of the special events planned throughout the

year. Beginning June 18th and lasting until September 3rd, the first

and third Friday of each month is Friday Twilight Tastings. Jada’s

Chef Ryan has used her own recipes for the “Small Bites & Flights”

and “3 Course Mini Meal with Wine”. The menus are posted on

Jada’s website and include tasty items such as Lemon Herb de

Provence Chicken Sliders, Citrus Encrusted Swordfish Skewer,

Cream Cheese Crostini, Herb Crusted Shrimp, Garbanzo and

Pomegranate Dip, and Paprika Rubbed Halibut Lettuce Cup. The

price includes wine for just $25 per person and reservations are

recommended.

It is not surprising that people who get a taste of the good life at

Jada want to keep coming back. Their wine club has been growing

rapidly and will soon be capped with those who miss the cut-off

being placed on a waiting list. The Long Life Wine Club receive

three or six bottles of wine that can be either shipped or pick up in

the tasting room twice per year, members receive a 20% discount

on wine & most merchandise, complimentary tastings for members

and a guest every visit to the tasting room, as well as discounts and

priority invitations to winery events.

Plan on stopping by Jada, located at 5620 Vineyard Drive in Paso

Robles, for a wonderful experience. For more information, call the

winery at (805) 226-4200 or visit www.jadavineyard.com

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SYLVESTER VINEYARDS

Sylvester Summer Events to Restore Classic Trains

The backdrop to Sylvester Vineyards Wine

Park is three classic Pullman Train cars from

1947 and 1952. In 1995, Sylvester purchased

the three Pullman cars that presently set on

the winery property. The proceeds from the

Summer Event Series will fund the restoration

of the Joseph Pulitzer observation car and two

sleepers, the La Quinta and La Jolla. The

Pullman cars restoration will begin this year.

Tours of the train cars can be scheduled in

advance. It’s reminiscent of an era gone by to

walk from the 1947 sleeper cars to the sumptuous

observation car built in 1952 and

named for the Pulitzer that founded the

famous “Prize.”

The Pullman Standard Company was

founded by George Pullman who decided to

build a luxury rail car after spending an

uncomfortable night aboard a train. After

trial, error and re-engineering, a Pullman car

was introduced and was included in President

Lincoln’s funeral train in 1865. National

publicity was George Pullman’s reward and

the Pullman Palace Car Company was formed

in 1867. Improvements were made over the

years to include chandeliers, electric lighting,

table lamps with silk shades, leather seating,

and comfortable heating and air conditioning.

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They were the most luxurious way to travel in

their day. As rail travel became more popular,

the desire to travel in luxury increased and

Pullman was well positioned with his dining

cars and freshly prepared “gourmet” meals.

With the popularity of the automobile and air

travel in the ’50s, Pullman ceased operation

and most of the Pullman cars were taken out

of commission in the ’60s and ’70s.

The Pullman Restoration Project and

Sylvester’s Summer Event Series features:

• Art & Wine in the Vines with a Gouda

Party, June 19th from noon until 4 p.m.

– a rare opportunity to taste Graskaas, a

Gouda only made at the beginning of

spring.

• Reds, Whites & Bleus, July 2-4 – a wine

and cheese pairing featuring international

blue cheeses from cow, sheep, buffalo and

goat milks.

• Summer Sunset Concert featuring live

music by Run4Cover on July 10th. This

lively dance band boasts ten members,

including three female vocalists and separate

horn and rhythm sections.

• A second Summer Sunset Concert

featuring live music by The House Red

Band on August 28th. They will perform

vintage rock, soul and blues classics with

the smoky voice of Mary Welsh. Members

of the FLOCK can enjoy the special

accommodations of the VIP Club Car with

outdoor and indoor seating. Chairs are

welcome, blankets encouraged and no

coolers, please. Wine and food will be

available. Check event details and pricing

at www.sylvesterwinery.com.

Become a member of the FLOCK….and

many events are free. The benefits include

discounts on wine, gourmet cheese and

newsletter alerts for special events. The

Sylvester Event Center and Wine Park is not

only a great venue for concerts, the sprawling

lawn area will accommodate a huge wedding,

special occasion or even a picnic with a few

friends enjoying a wine tasting weekend.

Caterers will enjoy the convenience of a full

service portable kitchen. The entertainment

stage is perfectly placed with a vineyard and

sunset backdrop and a rock waterfall showpiece

nearby. Within the winery, a private bar

and barrel room is available for intimate gatherings.

Sylvester Winery is located at 5115

Buena Vista Drive in Paso Robles. Call (805)

227-4000, e-mail info@sylvesterwinery.com

and visit www.sylvesterwinery.com.

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Tickets are on sale for the inaugural culinary adventure “SUNSET

– Savor the Central Coast.” This exciting new food and wine celebration,

with expected attendance of more than 8,000 from throughout

California, is scheduled for September 30 through October 3, 2010

and will take place at Santa Margarita Ranch and locations throughout

San Luis Obispo County.

General admission tickets for the event at Santa Margarita Ranch

are $85 per day ($150 for two-day passes). Tickets for auxiliary activities

range from $15 to $185: seminars $15, culinary tours $50,

winery and harvest tours $50, winemaker dinners $125 and special

events $25-$185. A limited number of general admission tickets at a

WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINE COUNTRY NEWS

‘Savor the Central Coast’ – New Food and Wine Event for Central Coast

special price of $75 per day are available on a first-come basis for residents

of San Luis Obispo County ($130 for two-day passes).

“Savor the Central Coast” will highlight the talents of local 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

editors and celebrity chefs will enhance the experience as participants

Tour, Sip and Savor the beauty of the Central Coast, San Luis Obispo

County’s Santa Margarita Ranch and surrounding communities.

Visit www.savorcentralcoast.com for activity schedule and event

details.

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CRESTON

AIRPORT

PENMAN

SPRINGS

JARDINE

PASO ROBLES | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH

DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES

15TH STREET

101

To Monterey (108 miles)/

San Jose (150 miles)/

San Francisco (195 miles)

MAIN ST

BURTON

N. GREEN VALLEY

ADELAIDA

HOPPE’S GARDEN

BISTRO & FINE WINES

Cayucos

CHIMNEY ROCK

To Morro Bay/

San Luis Obispo

VINEYARD

Aron Hill Vineyards

YORK MTN

ADELAIDA

WILLOW CREEK

PEACHY CANYON RD

NIDERER

41W

SAN MARCOS

LI VE OAK

PACIFIC

KILER CANYON

SANTA RITA

RAYMOND

San Miguel

Vista

del Rey

Rabbit

Ridge

San Marcos

Caparone

Creek

WELLSONA

ARBOR

ROSSI

24TH

MAIN

14th

10th

6TH

Templeton

SPRING

RIVER

RIVER

TEMPLETON

MISSION LANE

Barrel 27

NORTH RIVER

ESTRELLA

WELLSONA

NIBLICK

VILLA SAN-JULIETTE

RANCHITA CANYON

LOCATELLI

PRETTY SMITH

TACKITT

SILVER

HORSE

J LOHR

SYLVESTER

Mondo

Starr Ranch

Chronic

Nichols

Carmody

Kukkula

Vines on the

McKnight

Thunderbolt

Marycrest

Junction CARINA

Martin-

Justin

Tolo Cellars

CELLARS

Weyrich

LeCuvier

Wild Coyote

HALTER Adelaida

Tablas Creek

Villicana/Alta Colina

RANCH

Vineyard

Nadeau Family Cellars

Whalebone

Calcareous Paso Robles

SEE INSET

Stacked Stone

Moonstone Cellars

Thacher Villa Creek

Minassian-Young

Écluse

101

Norman

HammerSky

Terry Hoage

Fratelli Perata

Lions Peak

Oso Libre

Dunning

L’Aventure Windward

Wine Co. Chateau Margene

Pipestone

Doce Robles

Opolo

Changala Treana/Hope Eagle

Sharp’s Hill

JADA

Midnight CalizaCastle

Summerwood

Denner

Zenaida FS Cellars

Donatoni Brian Benson

PerCazo Cellars

Dark Star

Peachy Canyon

Hearthstone

AJB Booker

Jan Kris

Red Soles Grey Wolf

CASTORO CELLARS

Jack Creek HUNT CELLARS

NINER

Cambria

Dover Canyon Four Vines

Lone Madrone

Croad

Bassetti Vineyards

Linne Calodo

York Mountain Winery

Clavo Cellars

(by appt.)

Zin Alley

Croad

Viheula

Rotta

Venteux

Turley

Stephens

Jack Creek Donati

Bella Luna

Family

Vineyard

To Hearst Castle

(36.6 miles)

OAK STREET

Bear Cave Cellars

OAK STREET

Harmony Cellars

Cayucos Cellars

1

Ortman Family

Vineyards

Asuncion Ridge

ARROYO ROBLES

SPRING STREET

13TH ST

12TH STREET

CITY PARK

10TH STREET

OLD CREEK

PARK STREET

9TH STREET

8TH STREET

7TH STREET

PIANETTA

46W

Rocky

Creek

Cellars

14TH

Clayhouse Wines

Christian Lazo

EDWARD SELLERS

ORCHID HILL

PINE STREET

RAILROAD ST

Meritage

Vihuela

Kaleidos

101

Kiamie Cellars

ANGLIM

RIVERSIDE AVENUE

D’Anbino Cellars

PASO ROBLES STREET

NACIMI

VINEYARD

VINFUZION

WINERY

OLD MORRO RD W

ENTO

LAKE

LASTABLAS

BETHEL

SAN MIGUEL RD

Frolicking Frog

Roxo

Port

6

VINE

MISSION

INDIAN VALLEY RD

RN Estate

N

CROSS CANYON

RIVERSTAR

BUENA VISTA

NEAL

EL POMAR

101

CHAROLAIS

SPRINGS

LUPINE

PLEASANT

Graveyard

Vineyards

EBERLE

FIRESTONE

UNION

Not to Scale

Hug Cellars

Mitchella

Rio Seco

Victor Hugo

AmByth

Estate

WILD HORSE

Laraneta

LINNE RD

REDONDO

J. Paul Rosilez

MILL

ROBERT

HALL

UNION

Penman

Springs

SCULPTERRA

Pomar

Junction

Sextant

S. EL POMAR

CRESTON

Derby Wine

Estates

Clautiere

Vineyard

OLD GROVE

41E

CREEK

Santa Margarita

Ancient

Peaks

RANCHITA CANYON

TOWER ROAD

Bishop’s Peak

J & J CELLARS

Cass

DRESSER RANCH PL

LINNE

Still Waters

Meridian

BRANCH

GENESEO

58

To San Luis Obispo (26 miles)

Santa Barbara (133 miles)

CAMP 8

LA PANZA

Chateau

Margene

Tobin

James

46E

Chumeia

Eos Estate

To I-5

Vina Robles

Bianchi Rockin’ R Winery

Pear Valley

Maloy O’Neill

Falcon Nest Gelfand

Sarzotti

B & E Vineyards

Hansen Vineyards

Loma Linda

GreMark

Hidden Oak

August

Stanger

Ridge

ALMOND

VON DOLLEN RD

Pozo

Valley

HOG CANYON

INDEPENDENCE

RANCH

TERRACE HILL

OLIVE OIL

BUCKHORN

RIDGE PL

CINQUAIN

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SAN LUIS OBISPO | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH

PHANTOM RIVERS

Located in the Heart of Arroyo Grande Village

by Lisa Pretty

When four couples who share a passion

for making wine get together you know you

are in for a treat. The owners of Phantom

Rivers select grapes from various vineyards,

depending on the varietal, in both Santa

Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. The

wines available include Sauvignon Blanc,

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Mouvedre,

Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and a couple

of blends called Paso del Sol and Paso de la

Luna. Recently released and added to the

offering are a Muscat Blanc and a

Zinfandel Port style dessert wine named

Eclipse. Diana Smith, one of the partners,

says “Our wines showcase the best grapes the

Central Coast has to offer” and she invites

people to stop by, relax and enjoy a great glass

of wine.

Phantom Rivers’ wine can be enjoyed by

the flight, glass or bottle at their tasting room

located at 211 E. Branch Street in the heart of

the Arroyo Grande Village. The tasting room

is open Sunday, Monday and Thursday from

noon to 5 p.m., Friday from noon to 8 p.m.,

and Saturday noon to 7 p.m. (closed Tuesday

and Wednesday). When you visit you may sip

your wine at the tasting room bar, or enjoy a

glass on the front patio, side patio or in the

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comfy lounge. The walls are decorated with

the work of local artists on a rotating two

month schedule. During the months of May

and June, you can enjoy the beautiful art

work of Christina LoCasio Larner who actually

paints with wine – her work is a must

see. They also sell handmade jewelry by

Mermaid Designs.

The tasting room opened in October 2009

and since then the winery has been ramping

up their entertainment and specials. The first

Friday of each month is “Winemaker’s

Choice” when you will have the opportunity

to taste with winemaker John Thunen as he

pours his favorite wines – these wines may

not be offered on the regular menu and

provide a unique tasting experience.

Social gatherings such as vertical tastings

of various varietals, picnics, music and wine

club pick-up parties are scheduled and

posted on their website under “events.”

For those who want to receive the wines

on a regular basis, the Phantom River’s wine

club offers options of receiving three bottles

of wine either twice or four times a year. Club

members can select reds only if they choose

and with each shipment will receive a special

gift. Club members receive 20% discount on

all wine purchases.

For additional information, visit the

website at www.phantomrivers.com or call

(805) 481-WINE (9463).

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Each year, on the first Sunday

in June, the tranquil and beautiful

grounds of the historic

Chapman House by the Sea in

LOS OSOS VALLEY RD

San Luis Obispo

SEE CANYON RD

SALISBURY

VINEYARDS

PER

BACCO

CELLARS

KELSEY SEE

CANYON

VINEYARDS

SANLUISBAYRD

ONTARIO RD

AVILA BEACH

Morovino

Alapay

WOOD WINERY

Avila Beach

CALLE JOAQUIN

101

Shell Beach

To Paso Robles

(26 miles )

VACHELL

101

Shell Beach, are transformed into

an elegant garden party. Afternoon

of Epicurean Delight guests

are invited to stroll through the

lovely gardens, marvel at the

panoramic views and lounge

poolside while tasting a wide

array of delicious foods and

beverages. Guests also enjoy a

variety of live music provided by

local musicians, as well as an

opportunity to bid on silent

auction items featuring local art,

hand-crafted jewelry, premium

and reserve wines and much

more.

Some of the most renowned

S. HIGUERA

MARSH ST

Sextant Winery

SUBURBAN

MONTEREY ST

OSOS ST

BROAD ST

SANTA ROSA

TANK FARM

Stephen Ross

Winery

BUCKLEY RD

JOHNSON AVE

JOHNSON AVE

ORCUTT

Cerro Caliente Cellars

PRICE

CANYON RD

TANK FARM

BIDDLE RANCH

EDNA VALLEY VINEYARDS

Piedra Creek

BY APPOINTMENT

Sextant

COMING NOV. 09

WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | SAN LUIS OBISPO

An Afternoon of Epicurean Delight, June 6 at Shell Beach

TOLOSA

WINERY

EDNA RD

Claiborne

& Churchill

RIGHETTI RD

BAILEYANA AND

TANGENT VINEYARDS

Saucelito Canyon

CHAMISAL

VINEYARDS

227

CARPENTER CANYON

NOYES

and award-winning restaurants,

caterers, wineries, breweries and

confectioners in the county will

serve their delicacies and pour

Wolff Vineyards

Kynsi

Vineyards

ORCUTT

TIFFANY RANCH

CORBETT

RD

CANYON RD

BISHOP’S PEAK/

TALLEY

VINEYARDS

LOPEZ DR

Rancho

Arroyo

Grande

their best.

An Afternoon of Epicurean

Delight will be held this year on

Sunday, June 6, from 11:30 a.m.

to 3:30 p.m.. Tickets at $100 and

may be purchased by credit card

directly from the Community

Action Partnership office: phone

(805) 544-2498.

Now in its 23rd year, this

extraordinary event supports

Community Action Partnership

Health Services, which provides

necessary medical, educational

and advocacy services for underserved

families, women, men and

youth throughout San Luis

Obispo County.

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

Pismo Beach

HINDS AVE

PISMO

BEACH

WINERY

OAK PARK

1

Grover Beach

MAMA’S

MEATBALL

Oceano

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OAK PARK

CAMINO

BRISCO

101

GRAND AVE.

TRAFFIC

PHANTOM

RIVERS WINE

BRIDGE

BRANCH RD

HUASNA RD

HUASNA RD

Arroyo Grande

LAETITIA VINEYARD

Barnwood Vineyard

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Wine Tasting at

AV I L A B E AC H

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.

PREFUMO CANYON RD

Where to go

WINE TASTING

AT

AVILA BEACH

SEE CANYON RD

SEE CANYON RD

BELLEVUE

BAYRD

PER BACCO

CELLARS

KELSEY

SEE CANYON

VINEYARDS

ONTARIO RD

LUIS

Avila Beach

SAN

ORCHARD

AVILA BEACH DRIVE

SALISBURY

VINEYARDS

AVILA BEACH DRIVE

Morovino

1ST ST

FRONT ST

WOOD

WINERY

SAN MIGUEL

ALAPAY

CELLARS

SAN LUIS

101

30

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Judged Wine and Grill Pairings at Per Bacco Cellars Return

Third Year of Celebration Features

Eleven Local Wineries, Eleven Grilled Sensations

Join us for a day of grill and grape mastery on the historic Filipponi

Ranch, Saturday, June 5th from 12 to 4 p.m. at Per Bacco Cellars, Calle

Joaquin, San Luis Obispo. Celebrating the third year of this lively

competition, the SLO Wine and Grill Affair promises to be fun for all.

Wineries – including Per Bacco Cellars, Edna Valley Vineyard,

Baileyana and Tangent, Filipponi Ranch Cellars, Wood Winery, Clesi

Wines, Cerro Caliente Cellars, Salisbury Vineyards, Sextant Wines and

Ancient Peaks Winery – will create delectable bites of signature grilled

dishes paired with their own, select wines. A panel of local celebrity

judges will be on hand to pick the best food and wine paring.

Attendees will also be treated to live music by “Late Harvest,” local

landscape art by Rosanne Seitz, native plants and gardening items

from Growing Grounds Downtown and gourmet samples from local

vendors. Attendees will also have the option to purchase bottles of

their favorite wine at the event store.

Proceeds from this event support mental health in the community

through the work of Transitions Mental Health Association.

Tickets to the event are $35 per person, $40 at the door, and can

be purchased by phone at (805) 541-5144, ext. 174.

Parking is free. A shuttle will be available.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (805) 541-5144,

ext. 174, or visit the event website at www.T-MHA.org.

ABOUT TMHA

Transitions Mental Health Association is a non-profit organization

that helps children and adults live, work and grow in our community.

TMHA operates 27 programs at over 35 locations that reach more than

2,000 people and 1,500 families in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara

counties.

The emphasis of TMHA’s many services is to teach vital independent

living skills, building a framework for community re-entry

through personal empowerment and hands on experience.

For more than 30 years, TMHA has been dedicated to providing

housing, employment, case management and life-skills support to

mentally ill adults, at-risk youth and homeless adults. For more information,

visit the website at www.T-MHA.org.

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 10:30-6:00

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Carina Cellars Exhibits Photography by Tony Grace

“Vantage Points”

Exhibition Dates: June 1 through July 31, 2010

Tory Grace Burnside Clapp, a sixteen-year-old junior at Santa Ynez

High School, is no newcomer to the field of photography. Since inheriting

her parents’ battered digital snapshot camera at the age of seven,

she has been taking photos almost non-stop. Even with such humble

equipment, Tory’s unique style was apparent in her earliest pictures.

Her intimate photos, including portraits of friends and strangers as

well as scenes from her travels across the US and abroad, have won her

both acclaim and a national photography award. Her highly successful

solo photography show, “Faces and Places,” was held in March 2010

at St. Mark’s Church in Los Olivos, and she was the official photographer

for the Valley Players’ recent dramatic production of “An Enemy

of the People.” She is very excited to introduce her new exhibit,

“Vantage Points,” at Carina Cellars.

Tory uses photography as a way to experience her travels more

fully, and she considers herself “a photographer of life.” Even her

landscape photos nearly always contain human or animal figures; she

rarely photographs still-life subjects, finding them un-dynamic. By

contrast, her photos of the random people practically burst with

personality and a sense of place. She cites as her influences such

famous photographers as Dorothea Lange, Richard Avedon and Lewis

Hine, who she feels captured the essence of people through beautiful,

candid photography.

Most of Tory’s photos now are taken with the Nikon D40 camera

that she purchased for her 2009 trip to the UK and Ireland with the

American Council for International Studies. Her photos from that

trip, several of which are on display in her current show, earned her

the Grand Prize in the 2009 ACIS travel photo competition in a field

of over 12,000 entries. Later this summer she will be traveling abroad

again, this time as a student ambassador for the cultural exchange

organization People to People International, where it’s likely her

camera will seldom leave her hands.

“Vantage Points” will be on display from June 1 through July 31,

2010 in the Carina Cellars Tasting Room, located at 2900 Grand

Avenue in Los Olivos. The Tasting Room is open daily from 11a.m. to

5 p.m. For more information go to www.carinacellars.com or call

(805) 688-2459.

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

Whitcraft

Geisinger Santa Barbara Winery

Kalyra Kunin & Westerly

Winery Municipal Winemakers

Summerland

Winery

101

Stearns Wharf Vintners

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5

TH

SAN MARCOS

WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH |

A Culinary Celebration on the Farm in Los Olivos

“Seed, Sow, Supper” brings together local farmers, chefs, winemakers

and other food artisans by hosting a farm dinner at its

source. This unique dining experience creates to create a connection

between sustainable, organic farming, creative cooking, fine wine

and great eating: a local gastronomy.

Featuring Shu Takikawa, a long-time Valley farmer known for his

sustainable farming methods and award-winning organic produce,

the cooking artistry of Chef Tracy Fleming, and the sumptuous,

certified organic wines of Bernat, with owner Sam Marmorstein,

guests will enjoy a reception with wine and appetizers while touring

Shu’s field and Sam’s vineyard.

Guests will enjoy an hors d’hoeuvres and wine reception, tour

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Shu’s fields and Sam’s vineyard before sitting down to an elegantly

set table right in the middle of the farm and vineyard. Dinner will

incorporates all of the produce gathered that morning from the farm

and prepared with locally grown grass-fed beef and chicken.

Guests will have the opportunity to taste other local prominent

wines from Arcadian and Tercero.

If you are a locavore, foodie, gourmand or just interested in

enjoying a truly fresh, culinary experience, you won’t want to miss

“Seed, Sow, Supper” on Saturday, June 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. Seating

is limited, tickets are $125. For information and tickets, visit

www.syvjc.org or call (805) 693-4243. Proceeds benefit the Santa

Ynez Valley Jewish Communty.

To Santa Maria,

Paso Robles, see page 18

154

To Hwy. 101

Santa Maria (32 miles)

Paso Robles (88 miles)

Foley

Estates

Winery

To Lompoc

(18 miles)

To

Hwy. 1

246

Sanford

SANTA ROSA AVE

Buellton

Casa Cassara

Lafond

INDUSTRIAL

Alma Rosa

AVE OF THE FLAGS

101

To Santa Maria

Palmina Lompoc “Wine Ghetto”

1

E. CHESTNUT

7TH

Lompoc

Fiddlehead Cellars

Babcock

D’Vine

Wine

Tasting 246

Melville

Foley Estates Winery

Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards

1

Mosby

To

Hwy.

101

To Santa Barbara

BALLARD CANYON RD

To

Santa

Barbara

(43 miles)

Los Olivos

G

Rusack

Ballard

CHALKHILL

ATTERDAG

2ND

OAK

1ST

BALLARD CANYON RD

PARK

Solvang

Honeywood/

Olde Mission Wine Co.

Cabana/Wondering Dog Wine Bar

D’Alfonso-Curran Wines

Casa Cassara

Tastes of the Valleys

Presidio

Lucas & Lewellen

Royal Oaks

Lion’s Peak/Mission Meadow Winery

Carivintas

Sort This Out

Mandolina

Cellars

Alisal Cellars

Bellissima Uncorked/Monsoon Cellars

Shoestring

Hitching Post

101

PARK

COPENHAGEN

MOLLE

ALISAL

Epiphany

Daniel Gehrs

Saarloos & Sons

Longoria

Carhartt Winery

Consilience Artiste

Wild Heart Alexander & Wayne and Arthur Earl

Tre Anelli

Los Olivos Tasting Room Scott Cellars

Brander & Domaine

Andrew Murray

Silver Wines

Santa Barbara

ALAMO PINTADO AVE Byron Stolpman

CARINA CELLARS

Bridlewood

Coquelicot

MISSION

Blackjack

Lincourt

ALAMOPINTADO RD

GRAND AVE

ALAMO PINTADO AVE

Rideau

Buttonwood

246

BASELINE

Kalyra

Sunstone

Beckmen

REFUGIO

REFUGIO

154

ROBLAR AVE

Roblar

Winery

QUESTA

EDISON

S O N

EDI

Santa Ynez

Wine Cellar

Artiste

SAGUNTO

NUMANCIA

Imagine Wine

Chumash

Casino

MORA

MEADOWVALE

Gainey

To Santa Barbara

(29 miles)

SantaYnez

246

Not to Scale

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SANTA MARIA | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH

Santa Maria Valley Wine Country Hosts Free

Vineyard & Winery Walks Through October 2010

The Santa Maria Valley Wine Country is hosting a series of free

vineyard and winery walks throughout the Santa Maria Valley. In

2009, the vintners’ assocation hosted a series of free vineyard walks

that were so well received that they are now including winery walks

for their 2010 series. On the second Saturday of each month through

October, a different Santa Maria vineyard manager or winemaker will

lead a tour of their winery or vineyard starting at noon. The tours will

provide a firsthand look at different winemaking techniques that take

place throughout the year.

All vineyard and winery walks are free to the public; a great reason

to get out to the wine country and learn something new. With the

135

1

McKeon-

Philips

BLOSSER

SKYWAY

Addamo

Vineyards

GRAY

Core

Wine Co.

Orcutt

To San Luis Obispo

(32 miles)

E DONOVAN

MAIN

STOWELL

BROADWAY

135

CLARK

ROEMER

101

Roemer Way Self-Storage

BETTERAVIA

TELEPHONE

COSTA DE ORO

DOMINION

Cottonwood

Canyon

SANTA MARIA MESA RD

River Bench

Vineyards

Santa Maria

Cambria

KENNETH

VOLK

VINEYARDS

TEPUSQUET

Byron

Rancho Sisquoc

Foxen Vineyards

money saved, why not treat yourself to a wine tasting or bottle of wine

for a picnic in the country? Take a break from the city and savor

authentic wine country. For a list of participating wineries and more

information, see below. For questions, email info@smvwines.com or

call 1-866-480-5194.

LOCATIONS AND DATES

• June 12th: Tres Hermanas, host Luke Lindquist

• July 10th: Cottonwood Canyon

• August 14th: Costa de Oro,

Host Gary Burk at Central Coast Wine Services

• September 11th: TBD

• October 9th: Cambria Winery, host Denise Shurtleff

Reservations are required. Visit www.shop.smvwines.com to

reserve your free ticket or email info@smvwines.com to RSVP.

Second Annual Riverbench Triathlon

– Bocce, Croquet and Horseshoes

Saturday, July 31, Noon to 2pm – Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

Come for what is sure to be a fun-filled afternoon of croquet,

horseshoes and bocce. Find your partner, name your team and get

ready for an exciting competition. Sign up one team that can compete

in all three categories. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.

Bring your friends and family, this will be a good time for all! Sign up

in the tasting room or via email, info@riverbench.com.

To sign up, provide the following information: Players names (two

people per team), each players e-mail address and one team name.

Children over 10 years old are welcome to participate. Sign up by

email: info@riverbench.com.

FOXEN CANYON RD

1

Los Alamos

To

Lompoc (18 miles)

Solvang (34 miles)

Bedford

Thompson

ALISOS CANYON

Curtis

FIRESTONE

Tres Hermanas

STA

ZACA

Zaca Mesa

Fess Parker

Koehler

FOXEN

CANYON RD

154

101

To Solvang

(17 miles)

To Los Olivos

(11 miles)

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Adelaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 10-5

5805 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 805 239-8980 X 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; 805 461-0675 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

Austin Hope – Paso Robles

Fr-Sa

1585 Live Oak Road; 805 238-4112 10-4 X X

B & E Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-5

10,000 Creston Rd; 805-238-4815 or By Appt X X

Baily Vineyard – Temecula Su-Fr 10-5

33440 La Serena Way; 951-676-9463 Sa 11-5 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 By

1227 Park St; 805-238-4329 Appt 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

Booker Vineyard – Paso Robles Fr-Su

2640 Anderson Rd; 805-237-7367 11-4 X X

Brian Benson Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su

2985 Anderson Rd; 805-296-9463 10:30-5 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

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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; 805 674-0826 X 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

Chateau Margene – Paso Robles Thur-Mon

6996 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805 238-3500 11- 5 X X

Christian Lazo – Paso Robles Thu-Mon 10-7

840 13th St, Suite F; 805 226-8820 Sun 12-7 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 Fr-Su

3550 Vinedo Robles Lane; 805-226-9899 11-7 X X X

D’Anbino Cellars – Paso Robles Fri-Sun 12-6

710 Pine St; 805-227-6800 Closed Tu-We 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

1220 Park St; 805-239-8915 11-6 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 Vineyard – 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; 805 227-0865 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

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

Hearthstone – Paso Robles

Daily

5070 Vineyard Dr; 805 431-0138 10-5:30 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

FABULOUS WINES!

GREAT VALUES!

2850 Ranchita Canyon, San Miguel

Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm • 805-467-2891

Come enjoy the friendly atmosphere

in our tasting room

while sipping on our latest releases.

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines – Paso Robles Daily

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

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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

JanKris Winery – Templeton

Daily

1266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319 11-5 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

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

Le Cuvier – Paso Robles

Fr-Su

9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-238-5706 12-5

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 12-5

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

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 Su, Mo, We, Th 12-6

829 13th St; 805-226-4005 Fr-Sa 11-7 X X X

Pipestone – Paso Robles

Th-Mo

2040 Niderer Rd; 805-227-6385 11-5 X X

Poalillo Vineyards – Paso Robles By

18888 Willow Creek Rd; 805-238-0600 Appt

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

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 – Templeton

By Appt

Crnr of Almond & S. El Pomar; 866-833-WINE X X

Skyhawk Lane – San Miguel

SILVER HORSE

WINERY

2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel

805-967-WINE

Open Friday-Monday 11-5

Come see what everyone is talking about!

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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

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 Vineyards – 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

Terry Hoage – Paso Robles

By

870 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2083 Appt

Thacher Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-5

8355 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0087 & By Appt X X

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

Victor Hugo Winery – Templeton By

2850 El Pomar Dr; 805-434-1128 Appt X X

Vihuela Winery – Paso Robles

840 11th St, Ste 104; 805-886-5400 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


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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

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Ancient Peaks – Santa Margarita Th-Mo

22720 El Camino Real; 805-365-7045 11-5:30 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 11-6

845 Embarcadero Rd, Suite F; 805-610-5751 Win Th-Mo X X

Baileyana Estate – San Luis Obispo Daily

5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 10-5 X X

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 Daily

7525 Orcutt Rd; 805-541-9463 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 Daily

2585 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-544-5855 10-5 X X

Kelsey See Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily

1947 See Canyon Rd; 805-595-9700 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 Daily

453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 11-5 X X

Morovino – Avila Beach

Th-Mo

550 1st St; 805-627-1443 12-5 X X

Per Bacco Cellars – San Luis Obispo Daily

1850 Calle Joaquin Rd; 805-787-0485 11-5 X X X

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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 ObispoTh-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 Vineyards – Avila Valley Sat-Sun 11-6

6985 Ontario Rd; 805-595-WINE Mon-Fri 12-5 X X

Saucelito Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily

3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-543-2111 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 Daily

5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 10-5 X X

Talley Vineyards – Arroyo Grande Daily

3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 10:30-4:30 X X

Taste – San Luis Obispo Mo-Sa 11-9

1003 Osos St; 805-269-TASTE Su 11-5 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 Sat till 7 X X

Wolff Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Daily

6238 Orcutt Rd; 805-781-0448 11-5 X X X

S A N T A M A R I A / F O X E N C A N Y O N

Addamo Estate Vineyards – Old Orcutt Tu-Su

400 East Clark Ave. Suite A; 805-937-6400 11-7 X X

Bedford Thompson – 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

Costa de Oro – Santa Maria Th-Su 11-6

1331 S. Nicholson Ave; 805-922-1468 Closed Mo-We X X

Core Wine – Orcutt

We-Su

145 S. Gray Street, Ste 103; 805 937-1600 11-6 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 Daily

5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 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 Daily

5230 Tepusquet Rd; 805-938-7896 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; 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 Daily

6600 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-934-4332 10-4 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

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 11-6 X X

Arthur Earl – Los Olivos

Daily

2922 Grand Ave; 805-693-1771 11-6 X X

Artiste– Los Olivos

Wed-Mon

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

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 Thu-Sun

2367 Alamo Pintako Ave; 805 938-7365 11-5 X X

Carhartt Vineyard – Los Olivos Sum We-Mo 11-5

2990A Grand Ave; 805-688-0685 Win Th-Mo 11-5 X X

Carina Cellars – Los Olivos

Daily

2900 Grand Ave; 805-688-2459 11-5 X X

Consilience – Los Olivos

Daily

2933 Grand Ave; 805-691-1020 11-5 X X

Coquelicot – Los Olivos Su-Th 11-5

2884 Grand Ave; 805-688-1500 Fr 11-6, Sa 10-6 X X

Curtis Winery – Los Olivos

Daily

5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-5 X X

Daniel Gehrs Winery – Los Olivos Daily

2939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 11-6 X X

Epiphany Cellars – Los Olivos Daily

2963 Grand Ave; 866-354-9463 11:30- 5:30 X X

Evans Ranch – Los Olivos

Daily

2901 Grand Ave; 805 688-0558 12-6 X X

Fess Parker – Los Olivos

Daily

6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X X

Firestone Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily

5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 10-5 X X X

Great Oaks Ranch – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 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

John Kerr Wines – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room

2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-6 X X

Koehler – Los Olivos

Daily

5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X X

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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 – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-968-9699 Daily 11-5 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

Scott Cellars – Los Olivos

Th-Mo

2933 San Marcos Ave, Ste 101; 805-570-0048 12-5 X X

Star Lane – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

2445 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X

Solpman Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily

2434 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-688-0400 11-4 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

Verdad Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X

Wild Heart Winery – Los Olivos Th-Mo 12-6

2933-C Grand Ave; 805-688-7386 Sa 11-7 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

Dierberg Estate/Star Lane/Three Saints – Lompoc

1280 Drum Canyon Rd; 866-652-8430 Daily 11-5 X X

Fiddlehead Cellars – Lompoc Fr-Sa

1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 805 742-0204 11-4 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

Melville Vineyard – Lompoc

Daily

5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030 11-4 X X

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Mosby Winery – Buellton

Daily

9496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415 10-4 X X

Palmina – Lompoc

Th-Su

1520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030 11-4 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

Carivintas Winery – Solvang Sun-Thu 12-6

476 First St; 805 693-4331 Fri-Sat 12-9 X X

D’Alfonso Curran – Solvang Win Su-Th 11-5, Fr-Sa 11-6

1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Sum Su-Th 11-6, Fr-Sa 11-7 X X

East Valley - at The Olive House in Solvang

1661 Mission Dr; 805 686-5159 Daily 10-5 X X

Honeywood/Olde Mission Wine Co.

Tasting room for Honeywood, Michael Grace and Ovene Winery

1539 Mission Dr, #Unit B, Solvang Daily

805-686-9323 9:30-5:30 X X

Lincourt Vineyards – Solvang Daily

1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554 10-5 X X

Lions Peak Vineyards – Solvang Daily

1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 11-6:30 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

Michael Grace – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang

1539 Mission; 805-686-9323 Daily 9:30-5:30 X X

Ovene Winery – at Old Mission Tasting Company in Solvang

1539 Mission; 714-420-2525 Daily 9:30-5:30 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 Tu-Sa 11-7

1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 Su-Mo By Appt X X

Rusack Vineyard – Solvang

Daily

1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278 11-5 X X

Shoestring Winery – Solvang Fr-Su

800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612 11-4 X X

Sort This Out Cellars – Solvang Sun-Thu 10-7

1636 Copenhagen Drive; 805-688-1717 Fri-Sat 10-10 X X

Uncorked/Monsoon Cellars Fr-Sa 12-9pm

467 Alisal Rd Ste 2; 805-693-8000; Solvang Su 12-6 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

Artiste – Santa Ynez

Daily

3569 Sagunto St; 805-686-2626 11-5 X X

Bridlewood Estate – Santa Ynez Daily

3555 Roblar Ave; 805-688-9000 10-5 X X

Buttonwood Farm – Santa Ynez Daily

1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 800-715-1404 11-5 X X

Gainey Vineyard – Santa Ynez Daily

3950 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0558 10-5 X X X

Imagine Wine – Santa Ynez

Daily

3563 Numancia #103; 805-688-1767 10-5 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 11-5 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

414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985 11-5 X X

Coastal Winery – Santa Barbara

Daily

End of State St; 805-962-2100 11-7+ in sum X X

Jaffurs – Santa Barbara

Fr-Su

819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 11-5 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

Kalyra Winery – Santa Barbara Mo-Th 12-7

212 State St; 805-695-8606 Fr-Su 12-8 X X

Kunin Wines – Santa Barbara

Daily

28 Anacapa St, Suite A; 805-963-9696 11-6 X X

Municipal Winemakers – Santa Barbara On

28 Anacapa Street; 805 598-1896 weekends X X

Santa Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara Daily

202 Anacapa St; 805-963-3633 10 - 5 X X

Summerland – Summerland

Tue-Sun

2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE 11-6 X X

Oreana Winery – Santa Barbara

205 Anacapa St; 805-962-5857 Daily 11-5 X X

Westerly Vineyards – Santa Barbara Daily

28 Anacapa St, Suite A; 805-963-9696 11-6 X X

Whitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara Daily Fri-Sun 12-4

36A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-730-1680 Mon-Thu call 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

Old Creek Ranch Winery – Ojai Valley Daily

10024 Old Creek Rd; 805-649-4132 11-5 X X

Ojai Beverage Co. & Tasting Rm – Ojai Daily

655 E. Ojai Ave; 805 646-1700 10-9 X X

Rancho Ventavo Cellars – Oxnard Fri-Sun 11-6

1741 S. A Street, 805 483-8084 Monday Holidays X X

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