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SERVING SAN LUIS OBISPO & SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES

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YOUR GUIDE TO CENTRAL COAST WINE TASTING & EVENTS

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CAB COLLECTIVE

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SANTA MARIA’S

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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH JUNE 2013 | ISSUE 6, VOLUME 6

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WINE REGIONS

55 | CENTRAL COAST MAP

22 | SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

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San Luis Obispo Wineries Map, 23

Pleasant Valley Wineries, 25

West Side Wineries: Venteux Vineyards, 27

Paso Robles Wineries Map, 28-29

Downtown Paso Robles Wineries, 28

30 | SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Northern Santa Barbara County Wineries Map, 31

Santa Barbara: Corks and Crowns, 34

Los Alamos: Casa Dumetz, 38

Lompoc Wine Trail: Joseph Blair Wines, 39

Santa Maria Valley, 46

Solvang Wineries: Sort This Out Cellars,

36; Carivintâs Winery, 37

Los Olivos Wineries: Alta Maria Vineyards, 42;

Stolpman Vineyards, 45

48 | VENTURA COUNTY

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FEATURES

14 | ON THE COVER: ROBERT HALL WINERY

All Set for Summer

16 | LINCOURT VINEYARDS

Could This Be Paradise?

17 | SLO WINE COUNTRY

23rd Annual “Roll Out the Barrels”

18 | PASO ROBLES CAB COLLECTIVE

Debut Event Exceeds Expectations

20 | FIRESTONE VINEYARD

Things Are Busier Than Ever

24 | SUNSET SAVOR THE CENTRAL COAST

26 | VINA ROBLES

Stellar Wines and Exceptional Hospitality

32 | CALIFORNIA WINE FESTIVAL

A Tradition in Santa Barbara Celebrating10 Years

40 | FOLEY ESTATES

41 | SOLVANG’S THIRD WEDNESDAYS

46 | THE CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM 2013

49 | 27TH ANNUAL OJAI WINE FESTIVAL

REGULARS

8 | WINEOLOGY by Len Napolitano

What are dessert wines?

19 | WINE COUNTRY DINING

Estrella

10 | CALENDAR OF EVENTS

San Luis Obispo County, 10

Santa Barbara County, 12

Ventura County, 13

50 | WINERY LISTINGS

Paso Robles, 50

San Luis Obispo, 52

Santa Maria/Foxen Canyon, 52

Los Alamos, 53

Los Olivos, 53

Lompoc/Buellton, 53

Solvang, 54

Santa Ynez, 54

Santa Barbara, 54

Ventura County, 54

54 | WINE COUNTRY DEALS & DISCOUNTS

55 | CENTRAL COAST MAP

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

BY LEN NAPOLITANO

What are dessert wines?

Dessert wines, which also go by the names liqueur wines and

fortified wines, are wines that are higher in alcohol than table wine

and are usually sweet. The secret to the higher alcoholic level is the

addition of brandy which results in a fortified wine with an alcohol

level of around 20% and sometimes higher.There are three popular

wines that fall into the category of fortified wine: Port, Sherry and

Madeira.

Port wine gets its name from Porto, a city in Portugal where the

wine originated. Incredibly, it is made from about 48 different grape

varieties, mostly red. Ruby Port and Tawny Port are two popular and

affordable styles of Port wine that are made by blending wines from

different years. Thus, a vintage year does not appear on the label.

Ruby Port is aged four years before being marketed while the Tawny

Port is aged longer. Some Tawny Ports are identified as being aged 10,

20, 30 or 40 years. It’s important to remember that Tawny Port with

an age indicated on its label is superior to one that does not, although

it will be slightly more expensive. As the names imply, the Ruby Port

has a ruby red color and the Tawny Port has a brownish hue.

When Port winemakers experience an exceptional vintage year,

they will declare it officially as a year for wine and produce a Vintage

Port. Only about three times a decade will the growing conditions be

good enough to produce this extraordinary wine. Once Vintage Port

wine is made it will get 20-30 years more aging in the bottle to reach

its peak. Only about 1% of all Port wine is of the Vintage Port variety.

Another style of Port you will see is called Late-Bottled Vintage

Port (LBV). This is neither a blended-year Port, as with the Ruby or

Tawny types, or an exceptional year Vintage Port, but it does fall

somewhere in between. LBV Port does come from a single, better

than average vintage year and is aged in casks for several years before

being bottled.

Madiera wine comes from the Portuguese island of Madeira. With

Madiera wine, the addition of brandy may come during or after

fermentation, depending on the degree of sweetness desired. Madiera

has a unique manufacture. It undergoes a process of heating and

cooling which results in a very durable wine. It has been “preoxidized”

and thus will survive poor storage conditions that would

normally make other wines go bad. Madiera styles, in order from

light and dry to fuller and sweet, are labeled Sercial, Verdelho, Bual

and Malmsey.

Sherry is from Spain and is one of that country’s notable wines.

Adding grape brandy after the original wine has fully fermented

increases Sherry’s alcohol content.

Sherry is made in either a light, dry style, called Fino Sherry, or a

richer, heavier style known as Oloroso Sherry. The fino style includes

Manzanilla and Amontillado Sherries which are differentiated by their

color and flavor. The Amontillado is deeper amber with a nuttier taste.

Some Sherry is sweet, the sweetness coming from the addition of

sweet grape concentrate or by blending with sweet grapes. These

styles are known as Medium, Pale Cream, Cream, Brown, East India,

Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel Sherry. Be sure to look for authentic

Sherry from Spain, not from other countries that make an imitation

Sherry.

A Certified Specialist in Wine, Len Napolitano has been educating consumers about wine since 2001. He

also Tweets tips and advice to the wine consumer. Follow him on Twitter: @Wineologist. Wineology is

excerpted from Len's forthcoming book, "Nose, Legs, Body!: Uncomplicated Answers To The Mystified

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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

ONGOING

Bike, Hike and Kayak Trips

Explore the amazing outdoor world of the Central Coast Outdoors. Ten unique day trips, including bicycling the legendary

Pacific Coast Highway, hiking Big Sur and kayaking among the profusion of bird life in Morro Bay. All trips include necessary

transportation, a gourmet picnic lunch and knowledgeable guide(s). $79-$119. Bike rentals available. Call for reservations.

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ARROYO GRANDE

ONGOING FIRST THURSDAYS

Teachers Appreciation Night at Phantom Rivers

In appreciation for all the dedication of school district personnel. Stop by the tasting room for happy hour specials.

3:30-7pm, 25% discounts off all bottles and $2.50 off any wine by the glass! www.phantomrivers.com, 805-481-9463

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Winemaker’s Choice Night at Phantom Rivers

5-7pm, www.phantomrivers.com, 805-481-9463

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, www.arroyograndevillage.org, 805-473-2250

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Arroyo Grande Summer Concert Series

Relax and enjoy free outdoor Sunday summer concerts with food, drinks and ice cream available. Explore the historic

downtown of Arroyo grande while visiting local shops and museums. www.arroyograndevillage.org

• June 10: Rose garden Dance Band

• June 24: Off the griddle

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. www.docburnsteins.com, 805-474-4068

ONGOING

Winemakers Choice at Phantom Rivers

The first Friday of every month join John & Linda for their Winemakers Choice tasting. John will be pouring his favorites (or

mention what you like and we’re sure he will open it for you)! 5-7pm, www.phantomrivers.com, 805-481-9463

JUNE 28

Wine Club Pick Up Party at Laetitia Wine

Come on down to the Laetitia Tasting Room, Wine Club Members, enjoy food, wine tasting, live music and pick up your

wine clubs - they would love to see you! 5-7pm, www.laetitiawine.com

ATASCARDERO

JUNE 22

18th Annual Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival

The 18th Annual Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival brings together more than eighty Central Coast wineries to the Atascadero

Lake Park to share their favorite wines for this annual Festival. Continuing the celebration of the senses, the Festival

provides an eclectic selection of fares from local chefs with an array of culinary creations to invigorate your spirits and enjoy

the good life, against the backdrop of this truly inspired Lakeside Festival. In addition to this great collection of wine and

local cuisine, there will be an artist showcase and live entertainment, adding to the ambiance of this unique Lakeside

Festival. Proceeds for this event benefit the Charles Paddock Zoo and local community projects. 4-8pm, $45pp in advance,

$50pp, www.atascaderowinefestival.org

AVILA BEACH

ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER

Avila Beach Farmers' Market

Fresh Produce, Food Booths, Entertainment, Family Fun. 4-8pm, www.avilabeach.com

CAYUCOS, CAMBRIA & MORRO

JUNE 1

The Sixth Annual Morro Bay Mermaid and Pirate Parade

Calling all mermaids, pirates and sea creatures! Come parade along the Harbor Walk from the Rock to Dockside Too. The

route is about half a mile and parents are encouraged to dress up too. 10:30am, 805-772-4467, www.morrobay.org

JUNE 15

Central Coast Oyster Festival at Morro Bay Golf Course

The first annual Central Coast Oyster Festival benefiting OPTIONS Family of Services is almost upon us, and you will not

want to miss out! OPTIONS new spectacular fundraiser tradition will be take place next to the Morro Bay Oyster Farm in

Morro Bay. Featuring 20 food vendors, amazing local wines, exclusive micro “oyster brew” specifically crafted & designed for

the Central Coast Oyster Festival brought to you by Tap It Brewery, specialty cocktails and all day live entertainment from

Walk Off The Earth, Hot Buttered Rum, TROPO & Neon Russell! 12-8pm, $20 advance, $28 door

www.centralcoastoysterfestival.org

JULY 4

Independence Day in Cayucos

Fourth of July is a fabulous day in Cayucos. The sand sculptures are created by children, novices and professionals. (Maybe

you would like to build one?) They are truly works of art. The hometown parade is a delight to all. Make sure you come

early to find parking and your observation spot. And the fireworks display being shot off the pier? Well, come see for yourself.

Find that special spot on the beach and enjoy the show. Cayucos rocks on the Fourth of July!

www.cayucoschamber.com

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JULY 4-7

Summer Art in the Park

Vendors display a variety of arts and crafts in Morro Bay Park. 805-772-2504, www.morrobay.org

JULY 13

Rock to Pier Run

Participants run the six mile stretch from the ROCK in Morro Bay to the pier in Cayucos with festivities following! 8am

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

PASO ROBLES

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAYS

First Fridays Sip-N-Sing at Doce Robles

Join their staff at Doce Robles Winery the first Friday of every month for

karaoke, sippin and sunsets. Enjoy wines by the glass at only $5 or pair with artisan cheeses and locally cured meats for just

$10. Enjoy sipping one of their many delicious wines next to the vineyards. Wines will be sold by the glass and by the

bottle. Sing and sip into the sunsets. 5:30-8pm, www.docerobles.com, 805-227-4766

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Wine Down at Hearthstone

Enjoy music and light appetizers. Different musicians play and the BBQ will be lit. Winemaker Paul has several food and wine

pairings he cannot wait to have you taste! Coming into town for the weekend, stop by before dinner, or if you are local come

enjoy yourself after a long work week! www.hearthstonevineyard.com, 805-238-2544

ONGOING FRIDAYS THOUGH JULY

Sunset Happy Hour at Mondo Cellars

Join them for their Friday Night Sunset Happy Hour... Every Friday through October, 5pm till Sunset. Wine by the glass and

by the bottle. Enjoy live entertainment and reasonably priced gourmet catered appetizers. No cover charge. www.mondocellars.com

• June 7: Steve Bernal

• June 14: Jordan Traub

• June 21: Acoustify

• June 28: Troy & Eddie

• July 5: Billy Foppiano of the Mighty Croondogs

ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER

Train Wreck Friday's At Pomar Junction

Relax and unwind from a stressful week with Pomar Junction wines. BBQ Tri Tip or Pulled Pork Sandwiches available for

purchase. Wines available to purchase by the bottle or glass. Enjoy a beautiful sunset over the vineyard and rolling hills

with picturesque views. Event is complimentary to Parlour Club members or $10 general, 5:30-8:30pm

www.pomarjunction.com

• June 21st - The Belmores

• July 19th - Unfinished Business

ONGOING SATURDAYS IN JUNE

Vineyard Walks at Robert Hall Winery

Enjoy the peaceful beauty of their vineyards on a summer morning with an educational walking tour by appointment only.

10:30am-11:30am, Complimentary, 805-239-1616, www.roberthallwinery.com

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Pinot Noir Blending Seminar at Wild Horse Winery

Templeton – Learn the art of blending wine. Experience first hand what being a winemaker is all about. 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. By appointment 11am or 2pm, Limit 10

www.wildhorsewinery.com, RSVP, 805-434-2541 ext. 15

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Patio Food Pairings at Opolo Vineyards

Join them on the patio for delicious gourmet pizzas from their wood burning oven, sandwiches or sample an array of

sausages, all paired with excellent Opolo wines. Cheers! www.opolo.com, 805-238-9593

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Tours & Tastings at Eberle Winery

VIP Tastings by appointment, $25, Complimentary cave tours every half hour www.eberlewinery.com, 805-238-9607

ONGOING

Art Show at Castoro Cellars

A different artist monthly. www.castorocellars.com, 805-238-0725

• June: Ruby Toussaint Art Show

• July: Josh Kimball

ONGOING

Lazy Locals Concerts at Castoro Cellars

Picnics welcome. Lawn chairs & blankets encouraged. Kick back in the shade and enjoy the fun. Castoro Cellars Wine will be

available for purchase. 1-4pm free, www.castorocellars.com, 805-238-0725

ONGOING

Live Music on the Patio at Niner Wine Estates

1-4pm, www.ninerwine.com, 805-239-2233

ONGOING

2013 Friday Fête at Silver Horse Winery

Friday Fête is our monthly event held in the Silver Horse Winery gardens. Winemaker, Stephen Kroener, and his staff will

prepare gourmet fare for you to enjoy while listening to great music and tasting fantastic wines. Fete Fridays are a great

way to start off your weekend with a bang! Bring your lawn chairs, your friends, and your appetite. 5:30-8:30pm, $10-$15

805-467-WINE, www.silverhorse.com

• June 14 - Julie & the Bad Dogs

• July 19 - Cuesta Ridge Mountain Boys

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ONGOING SATURDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 31

Live Music Saturdays at Broken Earth Winery

Every Saturday from June 1 to August 31 they will be having music outside their tasting room. Wine for sale by the glass or

bottle. 1-5pm, Complimentary, 805-239-2562, www.brokenearthwinery.com

ONGOING JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER

Paso Summer Concert Series at Calcareous Vineyard

Rock out on top of the world at the Calcareous Summer Concert Series. guests can indulge in wine by the glass or bottle as

well as Food & Wine Pairings. 6-9pm, $15 per person, 805-239-0289, www.calcareous.com

• June 29: guy Budd Band

ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER

Summer Sunset Concert at Pear Valley

Join them for this complimentary concert on their patio. Bring a picnic and enjoy the scenery. Pear Valley wine available for

purchase by the glass or bottle. 5:30-8:30pm, 805-237-2861, www.pearvalley.com

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Winemaker Wednesdays at the Paso Wine Centre

6-9pm, $12/wine flight, additional $12/food pairing, www.pasowinecentre.com, 805-239-9156

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Live Music at the Paso Wine Centre

8-10pm, free, www.pasowinecentre.com, 805-239-9156

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Live Music at Sculpterra

Live entertainment sponsored by "Songwriters At Play." 1-4pm, free, www.sculpterra.com

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. www.sloballoon.com, 805-458-1530

ONGOING EVERY OTHER SATURDAY

Saturday Live at Vina Robles

Every other Saturday, you are invited to slow down from your week, sit back and enjoy live music - all while savoring

award-winning Vina Robles wines. Wine for purchase & tastings available. Complimentary, 1-4pm, www.vinarobles.com

805-227-4812

ONGOING EVERY OTHER SATURDAY

Sunday Brunch at Veris Cellars

Catered brunch & bottomless mimosas. Templeton, 11am-2pm, $25, $18/without mimosas, www.veriscellars.com

805-434-0319

ONGOING EVERY SECOND SUNDAY

Central Coast Railroad Festival Wine-Train Excursions

The excursions include a trip up the Cuesta grade to Paso Robles on Amtrak's Coast Starlight, complimentary wine tasting,

light lunch snacks, rail history and a private bus trip down to San Luis Obispo. The winter excursions begin and end at

Anglim Winery in the historical Southern Pacific Depot next to the Paso Robles Amtrak Station.

JUNE 1

Cooking Class: Contemporary Country Cuisine at Niner Wine Estates

In this hands-on cooking class with Chef Mat Beckett of Linn's, you will create heirloom tomato & pesto chevre crostini,

Italian sausage-stuffed eggplant, Chimichiri couscous, a charbroiled shrimp & spinach salad and a cherry & dark chocolate

mascarpone. Lunch included. 11am-2pm, $80, 805-239-2233, www.ninerwine.com

JUNE 1

Mastering Artisan Pizza with Lone Madrone Wines

Are you an enthusiastic home pizza-maker, ready to take your pizza production to the next level? Do you want your pies to

flaunt a crust dotted with irregular holes, a heady and slightly tangy aroma, a toothsome elastic snap and ethereal lightness?

Come learn tricks from a pro. (Brigit’s Williams-Sonoma: Pizza is still a best selling cookbook, but since writing it she’s

expanded her knowledge base exponentially.) First, you need a trustworthy recipe for, two-day cold-fermented dough.

Sound scary? It’s actually far easier than most doughs, because you can easily mold its slow, gentle rise around your own

schedule. Treasure this recipe: It won’t just change your pizza, it’ll change your life. 5pm, $80, email bb@brigitbinns.com

JUNE 2

Fog Catcher Retrospective Tasting & Tour at Niner Wine

They are proud to introduce the first of a new annual series, the Fog Catcher Retrospective Tasting & Tour. They will begin

the day with a vineyard tour of their Heart Hill property, followed by a winery tour of their LEED-Silver certified production

winery and end the day with special panel-format tasting and review of their Fog Catcher. They will begin the tasting with

their inaugural 2004 vintage and progress through the years to the 2009 vintage, finishing with a preview of their not-yetbottled

2010 Fog Catcher. This is your opportunity to sit one-on-one with Winemaker Amanda Cramer, Assistant Winemaker

Patrick Muran and Vineyard Manager Jason Yeager to learn about what goes into growing the Bordeaux varieties

that they blend Fog to make their Fog Catcher, their winemaking approach and style, and what the future holds for Fog

Catcher at Niner Wine Estates. 9am-12:30pm,$45 per person, $36/CLUB 9, $33.75/CLUB 9 Onyx, www.ninerwine.com

JUNE 2

10th Annual Paso Pinot & Paella Festival

Join the Paso Robles Pinot Noir Producers for an afternoon of great wine, exceptional food and unmatched fun. Mingle with

the winemakers and discover how the “sense of place”, or terroir, is reflected in each sip of glorious Paso Pinot Noir. Taste

why leading food magazines identify this area as a great place for wonderful cuisine made with locally grown and farm

fresh ingredients. Tickets include a souvenir Burgundy-style fine wine glass, endless tastes of 20 Paso Pinot Noirs paired

with 20 paellas, live music by Incendio and dancing if you like. The festivities take place under the shade of a giant oak

trees in the park. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. 2-5pm, $65pp, www.pinotandpaella.com

JUNE 8

Wine Club Pickup Party at Eos Estate Winery

Eos Estate Winery is throwing a pickup party for their wine club members and members of all Foley Family Wines sister

wineries. Their winemaker Paul Warson is entering a new vintage in life and they are hoping you’ll join them for a

celebration to taste through some of Eos Estate Winery’s new vintages! www.eosvintage.com, 805-591-8050

JUNE 8

KidsDay in the Park at Paso Robles City Park

There will be many information booths from health care, prenatal and infant care, children’s resources, face painting by

Freckles the Clown and numerous activities and displays. There will also be vendors offering locally, hand-made products

and other great deals on items for your baby, children and family. 10am-3pm, Free, 805-238-4103

www.pasoroblesdowntown.org

• June 20: Natalie gelman

• July 18: Mike Swan

JUNE 16

Father’s Day Afternoon Lunch and Bocce Ball at Eberle Winery

Show Dad you care by celebrating Father's Day at Eberle Winery! Featuring a gourmet lunch that includes wood-fired

pizzas, wine and plenty of bocce ball fun, Dad will enjoy the gorgeous vineyard views while relaxing on their deck or

playing around with the gang. 12-2pm, Adults/$40 (includes wine), children/6-12, $15, children under five are free!

Live music by Jan and Ted. 805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com

JUNE 22

Solstice Dinner at Halter Ranch

Revel in the beauty of a Paso Robles summer evening during their annual Summer Solstice Dinner. Set in the middle of

their 75-year-old olive orchard, this special event will combine locally-grown, artisanal cuisine, prepared by local Chef Tom

Fundaro and paired with our Halter Ranch estate wines. 6:30pm,$110, Wine Club Members/$88, reservations email

reservations@halterranch.com or call toll free 888-367-9977

JUNE 23

2nd Annual Real Men Drink Pink

The top 20 Rosé producers in Paso Robles have come together to present the ultimate summer wine tasting experience!

Held at Star Farms, a literal oasis complete with a half-acre blue lagoon pool, white sandy beaches and tropical palm trees,

the party is rounded out with regional culinary fabulousness presented by top Paso Robles chefs and the best food trucks

around. A great way to have some fun in the sun this summer, the party will culminate with an 80s beach party and a

Secret Headliner Band. The aim is to bolster the dry Rosé movement, and of course have a rockin’ great party, both while

supporting local charities. Beneficiaries are Cancer Support Community’s Breast Cancer Care Fund and must! charities.

Star Farms, San Miguel, 1-5pm, $75, www.realmendrinkpink.org

JUNE 22-23

46 West Wine Flight Weekend

Visit any of the Participating 46 West Wineries on either Saturday and/or Sunday for a complimentary flight of selected

wines! Experience pre-releases, special reserves and library wines as you explore the wineries of the 46 West. 10am-5pm

Complimentary, www.paso46westwineries.com

JUNE 29

Kick-Off the Summer Party at Red Soles Winery

Join Red Soles Winery in the tasting room as they Kick Off The Summer! They will be pouring your favorite summer time

wines, grilling some snacks and soaking in the sunshine. Vino Therapy Studio will be giving free foot soaks and chair

massages out on the lawn, and they will have some of their artists there with works for sale too. www.redsoleswinery.com

JULY 4

4th of July Annual Celebration at Robert Hall Winery

Join them for wine, dinner and dancing under the stars and among the vines. They’ll have games for the kids, BBQ by the

Ribline and live entertainment by the Tom Nolan Band. 6-10pm, $42, $34/Club, $22/Children (6-12), 805-239-1616

www.roberthallwinery.com

JULY 4

4th of July Americana BBQ at EOS Estate Winery

Celebrate all things red, white and blue with an Eos BBQ. Live music, BBQ by Stein’s Catering of Red Oak grilled Tri Tip

Sandwiches, grilled veggies, baked beans and dessert. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy their vineyard lawn with the

perfect view of the city fireworks. Sorry no outside alcohol allowed. 6-10pm, eosvintage.com

JULY 4

July 4th at Pear Valley Vineyards

Spend the holiday with Pear Valley. Their patio is the perfect spot to have a picnic and enjoy the fireworks with your

favorite Pear Valley wine. Relax and listen to the classic rock/blues of Hard Times, playing from 5pm-8pm. Pear Valley wine

will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Complimentary, www.pearvalley.com

JULY 6

Forks n' Corks Festival at Halter Ranch

Forks n' Corks Fest 2013 will be hosted right at Halter Ranch Winery. This event will bring people from all over California

together in one setting to enjoy all beverages that have been corked. 4-8pm, www.JugCountry.com

JULY 6

46 West Summer Block Party

The Block Party includes wine tasting with the 17 member wineries in a casual 'mini-wine festival' atmosphere, along with

great grub and live music to dance the night away to...all for $35! www.paso46westwineries.com

PISMO BEACH/SHELL BEACH

ONGOING

Complimentary Limousine Service with Pismo Beach Winery

Their complimentary limousine service eliminates the need for a designated driver. Relax and travel in style on your wine

tasting excursion to Pismo Beach Winery. Must be at least 21 years old, allow approximately one hour.

Limousine only travels from your resort to their winery and back. Free, www.pismobeachwinery.com, 805-773-9463

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ONGOING

Hearst Castle Tours

Led by an experienced guide, tour Hearst Castle and encounter first-hand the majesty and beauty of this historical treasure.

www.hearstcastle.org, 800-444-4445

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Sips & Songs at Claiborne & Churchill Vintners

Local food and live music. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair; winery tables and chairs will be provided on a first come first

serve basis. Wine and food sold

separately. 5:30-7:30pm, www.claibornechurchill.com, 805-544-4066

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Sips & Songs at Claiborne & Churchill Vintners

Local food and live music. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair; winery tables and chairs will be provided on a first-come,

first-served basis. Wine and food sold separately. 1-3pm, www.claibornechurchill.com, 805-544-4066

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

www.sloartcouncil.org, 805-544-9251

JUNE 2

26th Annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights

at the Historic Chapman House by the Sea

This spectacular event will be held from 11:30am to 3:30pm on the tranquil and picturesque grounds of the historic

Chapman House by the Sea, nestled on the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean in Shell Beach. Proceeds benefit the Health & Prevention

Division of Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, which provides medical, educational & advocacy

services for over 10,000 under-served families, women, men and youth throughout our county. $100, www.capslo.org

SAN LUIS OBISPO

ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Master the Art of Wine and Cheese at Tolosa Winery

Four cheeses are served using only artisan and/or farmstead products. Wine is paired with each cheese, utilizing the

principles of balance and harmony. 11am-4pm, www.tolosawinery.com, RSVP, 805-782-0500

ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST

Alapay "Avila Baywatch" Sunset Cruise

This will be their 6th year of doing this wonderful and fun event right here in the Avila Bay! Experience Avila Beach from

the calm waters of the bay, while enjoying appetizers, live music with Steve Meyers, and plenty of Alapay wine. Always a

sell-out, and limited to just 44 people per cruise, so mark your calendars and be sure to sign up early! Port San Luis, Avila

Beach, $70 (per cruise), 6:30-8:30pm, 805-595-2632 or email info@AlapayCellars.com

• Friday, June 28 (The Whale Cruise)

ONGOING FRIDAYS JUNE 7 THROUGH AUGUST 30

Food Truck Fridays at Tolosa Winery

Start the weekend off with Food Truck Friday on the Tolosa patio. guests will enjoy live music along with wine and food

available for purchase. www.tolosawinery.com

JUNE 8

Hidden Gems of California at Clover Creek Ranch and Vineyard

This fundraiser features home and boutique winemakers in one of the most beautiful settings in the Valley. Last year,

eleven participants served sixteen wines for tasting, donated them for auction and competed for ribbons to raise funds for

PHP. Professional judges awarded ribbons for the best reds and whites and best of show. guests voted for a peoples’ choice

award presented to Carolyn Balaban, a home winemaker. Appetizers, live music and a live and silent auction of great

lifestyle items are also featured. This event is a benefit for Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People’s children’s programs.

Services are directed at preparing “at risk” children to succeed in school by ensuring that they are healthy and ready to learn

and have academic and social support in the home and at school. Services include medical and dental care, after school

teen programs, drug and personal counseling, and family basic needs assistance for food, shelter and utilities. 3-6pm

805-686-0295 x107, www.syvphp.org

JUNE 8

Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival

Annual Jazz & Olive Festival - food and wine tastings, vendor booths, cooking demonstrations; and an amateur chef cookoff.

Tickets are available at the Book Loft in Solvang, or for by calling (805) 325-2345. All proceeds from the festival support

the community and international service work of the Los Olivos Rotary Club Foundation. 1-4pm, $50, 805-325-9280

www.losolivosrotary.org

JUNE 20-23

Roll Out the Barrels

For 23 consecutive years, our annual Roll Out The Barrels summer celebration has set the pace for good times, good vibes and

good wines in San Luis Obispo County. The festivities begin with a Thursday evening “Barrels in The Plaza” grand tasting adjacent

to the historic Mission in downtown San Luis Obispo. Here, the wines of SLO Wine Country are served with artfully paired

treats prepared by local chefs. Then, on Friday evening, our wineries team up with area restaurants to offer a selection of

winemaker’s dinners to fit every taste. Over the weekend, you will enjoy a two-day passport to more than 20 wineries

offering wine and food pairings, live entertainment, exclusive specials, barrel and library wine tastings and more. $50, $30

designated driver, www.slowine.com

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

LOMPOC/BUELLTON

ONGOING SECOND & FOURTH WEDNESDAY

Quiz Night at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

6:30-10pm, www.figmtnbrew.com, 805-694-2252

ONGOING FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

Live Music at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

6:30-10pm, www.figmtnbrew.com, 805-694-2252

ONGOING EVERY OTHER SATURDAY

Central Coast Tasting Series at Avant Tapas and Wine

www.avantwines.com, 805-686-4742

JUNE 29

Honeycombs playing at D'Vine Wine Bar and Bistro

7:30 p.m., 107 West Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, (805) 430-8356

LOS OLIVOS/FOXEN CANYON

JUNE 8

Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival

The Jazz & Olive Festival brings together new and notable performers on the jazz scene.

Twenty seven local wineries will be offering wine tastings and thirty amateur chefs will be competing

in the “Olive in the Kitchen” cook-off while providing samples to their guests. Olive vendors will be offering olive oil and

other olive related products. Cooking demonstrations, using olive based recipes will be provided by local professional chefs.

For more information go to www.losolivosrotary.org or call Peter Robbins at 805-895-0476

JUNE 29

St. Mark’s 4th Annual Cellar Classic:

An Auction Of Rare & Fine Wines

The Cellar Classic features both a live auction of rare, collectable wines such as Chateau Lafite Rothschild,

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and California cult wines conducted by professional auctioneer John glines;

as well as a silent auction of other fine wines, wine-related gifts and lifestyle packages.

Bountiful gourmet hors d’oeuvres will be served along with local wines accompanied by live entertainment.

100, 805-688-4454 or email info@SMITV.org

SANTA BARBARA

ONGOING THURSDAYS

Pizza Party at Corks n’ Crowns

Fine wine and craft beer pairing with Full of Life Flatbread gourmet Pizza.

4-7pm, www.corksandcrowns.com, 805-845-8600

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Cupcakes & Sparkling Wine at Corks n’ Crowns

11:30am, www.corksandcrowns.com, 805-845-8600

ONGOING SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Live Music at Oreana Winery

Wine tasting and wine by the glass, 2-5pm, www.oreanawinery.com

ONGOING MONDAYS

Monday Night Movie Night at Oreana Winery

Event is inside but it gets chilly so dress accordingly. Folding chairs are provided but feel free to bring your own.

You may bring a picnic but no outside alcohol allowed. Wine, popcorn and candy available for purchase.

6:30-9:30pm, www.oreanawinery.com, 805-962-5857

JUNE 9

27th Annual Ojai Wine Festival

Wine & beer tasting, food, craft vendors, silent auction and entertainment by the lakeside.

12-4pm, Tickets at www.ojaiwinefestival.com

JUNE 14-16

Live Oak Music Festival

A great way to kick off summer, the Live Oak Music Festival is a three-day concert and camping event

held every year on Fathers’ Day weekend. Nestled under the oak trees of the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley,

Live Oak features music and activities for the entire family, including children’s programs and activities,

an art show/sale, arts & crafts booths, and a tent where Live Oak merchandise can be purchased.

Full weekend and single-day tickets for the festival are now available and 100% of festival proceeds benefit

KCBX Public Radio, which serves San Luis Obispo, Southern Monterey and Santa Barbara Counties.

Located at Live Oak Camp, Ticket prices vary, 805-781-3030, www.liveoakfest.org

SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON

ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER

Vineyard Concert Series at Firestone Vineyard

Join them at the winery for our free Vineyard Concert Series from May-September.Enjoy Firestone wines by the glass

or by the bottle; the tasting room will offer wine specials all night long. Big Tom's Backyard BBQ will be on site

offering your favorites hot off the grill so come and celebrate music in the wine country!

6-9pm, complimentary, www.firestone.com

• June 7 - T-Bone Ramblers

• June 14 - Burning James & the Funky Flames

• June 21 - Jim Nelson Band

• June 28 - The Vineyard Birds

ONGOING MONDAY-THURSDAY

Costa de Oro Happy Hour

4-6pm, wine by the glass $7, $5 club members www.cdowinery.com, 805-922-1468

ONGOING

Friday Night Wine Down at Costa de Oro

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

plates. 5-8pm, www.cdowinery.com, 805-922-1468

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ONGOING SUNDAYS

Champagne Sunday Brunch at the Historic Santa Maria Inn

Enjoy a variety of selected meats, carving stations and an omelette station along with a salad bar.

They also feature traditional breakfast fare, many side dishes and an elaborate and delicious dessert station.

10am-2pm, $21.95/adults $18.95/seniors, $12.95/children, www.santamariainn.com, 805-928-7777

SANTA YNEZ

ONGOING

Glider Rides at the Airport

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

ONGOING JUNE THROUGH AUGUST

The Summer Pass

Enjoy the ultimate in wine tasting! With the purchase of a Santa Ynez Wine Country Summer Pass, you can design your own

wine tasting experience any time during the Summer Pass season. www.santaynezwinecountry.com

SOLVANG

ONGOING TUESDAYS

Open Mic Night at Carivintas Winery

Come in and showcase your talent to be considered for an upcoming gig at Carivintas.

5-7pm, www.carivintas.com, 805-693-4331

ONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAYS

Wine Walk

Each month on the Third Wednesday - enjoy wine tasting while strolling through the Village of Solvang.

Most wine tasting rooms offer special discounts to Wine Walk participants on wine & merchandise.

$20 (cash only) includes a Solvang Third Wednesday logo glass, map and tasting at 5 places of your choice.

Tickets available at The Olive House (1661 Mission Dr), Sort This Out Cellars (1636 Copenhagen Dr) or

Wandering Dog Wine Bar (1539 Mission Dr); www.solvang3rdwednesday.com

ONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAYS

Solvang Wine (and Beer) Walk

Solvang’s Third Wednesday Wine and Beer Walk tickets cost just $20 each (cash only please), and include a ticket to sample

two wines at five participating wine tasting rooms, a specialty logo glass, and a map to help you navigate your way

through all the fun! No one under 21 is permitted to purchase tickets. 3-7pm, $20pp,www.solvangthirdwednesday.com

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Solvang Farmer's Market

Fresh produce, flowers and foods. First Street, Solvang. 2:30-6pm, www.sbfarmersmarket.org

ONGOING THURSDAYS

Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday

Challenge your palate and learn about wine at the same time! Every month features a different region.

No reservations required. 4-7pm, $15, www.wanderingdogwinebar.com, 805-686-9126

ONGOING THURSDAYS

Teachers Night at Carivintas Winery

All teachers are invited. Receive discounts and play games. 5-7pm, www.carivintas.com, 805-693-4331

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Movie Night at Carivintas Winery

6-9pm, www.carivintas.com, 805-693-4331

ONGOING EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Live Music in the Tasting Room at Sort This Out Cellars

Keep a lookout for special band performances that you won't want to miss!

www.sortthisoutcellars.com, 805-688-1717

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Live Music at Carivintas Winery

6-9pm, www.carivintas.com, 805-693-4331

ONGOING FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Wandering Dog Wine Bar Cupcakes & Wine Flight

Tasters enjoy 3 wines, each paired with a delicious gourmet cupcake from Solvang Bakery.

Flight includes 3 half glasses of wine and 3 cupcakes. $20

www.wanderingdogwinebar.com, 805-686-9126

ONGOING LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

Lompoc Animal Shelter Adoptions at Carivintas Winery

Meet the wonderful volunteers and animals from the shelter. Take one or two home and start a new family.

12-3pm, www.carivintas.com, 805-693-4331

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Solvang Farmers Market

Fresh produce, flowers & foods, on First Street, between Mission Drive and Copenhagen

4-7pm, www.sbfarmersmarket.org, 805-962-5354

ONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Solvang Third Wednesday

Shop Solvang, save money and have fun! Over 60 stores, restaurants, wine tasting rooms and professional offices offer

special discounts and sales all day. Discover Solvang’s unique stores and boutiques. Delight in a divine culinary experience

and take advantage of the Third Wednesday specials offered by participating restaurants, bakeries and sweet shops.

Post your events at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com

JUNE 29

Red, White & Blue Concert at Buttonwood Farm

Put on your dancin’ shoes and get ready for the eighteenth annual Red, White & Blues concert at Buttonwood Farm.

The pond-side setting in the Buttonwood vineyard is the perfect location for a fun afternoon.

A selection of award-winning wines from both Buttonwood and Longoria will be available to sample as well as purchase.

2-6pm, 805-688-3032 www.buttonwoodwinery.com

VENTURA COUNTY

ONGOING

An Evening with the Sommelier at Herzog Wine Cellars

Explore a world of flavors with their tasting room Sommelier.

7pm, $15, $10/wine club, www.herzogwinecellars.com, 805-983-1560

JULY 27

A Taste of Camarillo Wine Auction Gala & Dinner

Presented by Meadowlark Service League, this special event is held at the amazing Red Barn at the Camarillo Ranch.

It includes a live auction of fine and rare wines and other enticing items plus a gourmet dinner and live music.

Red Barn at the Camarillo Ranch,201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo.

5-9pm, reservations required, $70pp, www.meadowlarkserviceleague.com

JULY 28

Meadowlark Service League’s 26th Annual

A Taste of Camarillo Wine & Food Festival

Spend an afternoon sampling fine wines & gourmet foods.

Enjoy live entertainment, boutique shopping, silent auction and cash opportunity drawing.

Tickets include all food, wine and entertainment. Purchase a weekend pass and save! Only $145. per person!

Adolfo Camarillo Ranch House, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo. 1-4pm,

Tickets are $85 prior to the event, $95 at the door, www.meadowlarkserviceleague.com

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Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

3443 Mill Road off Hwy 46 East in Paso Robles

roberthallwinery.com | (805) 239-1616

ROBERT HALL WINERY

All Set for Summer

The Robert Hall hospitality center was developed to welcome guests all year round.

Regardless of the season there is always something in bloom. Early summer is

especially beautiful when potted plants burst with color, over 500 rose bushes are

loaded with flowers, and the bright green canopy of the surrounding vineyard creates

breathtaking views.

The spacious tasting room is open daily, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a large

selection of wines. Tasters may select five wines from either the house list ($5) or the

reserve list ($10). There is something for every palate from the dry whites, a Rhônestyle

Rosé, dry reds and dessert wines. The majority of the fruit is sourced from the

estate vineyards where 21 different grape varietals are grown. In addition to the current

vintage offering, the reserve list features a selection of well aged wines from the library.

Be sure to plan a little extra time when you visit the Robert Hall hospitality center –

this is much more than a wine tasting stop. The entire staff is trained to offer full tours

of the underground cavern and this special tour is offered complimentary throughout

the day with wine tasting. For visitors interested in learning a little more about the

history of Robert Hall and how wine is made, the 30 minute tour provides a little

education along with entertainment and perhaps even a taste of wine from the barrel.

For the month of June, the winery is also offering educational vineyard walks. Each

Saturday in June from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the vineyard walk is available (reservations

may be made through the tasting room). The vineyard walk is a wonderful opportunity

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Continued

to learn about how grapes are grown, vineyard challenges and Robert

Hall Ranch’s sustainable farming practices.

Winemaker Don Brady creates the wines to be age worthy and

food friendly. Friday and Saturdays the wood burning oven will be

fired up and a selection of traditional, Italian, handmade pizzas are

available for purchase. Wines are available for purchase by the glass

to enjoy with the pizza and the staff will be more than happy to

recommend the best pairings. For those who prefer to bring their

own picnic lunch, there are several relaxing areas set with tables and

chairs to enjoy the vineyard views and gorgeous water features. After

the picnic, visitors are welcome to play a round of bocce ball at one

of the two champion courts. Use of the bocce ball courts is also

complimentary.

Each month the winery features a wine of the month, offering a

discount and a recipe card. For the month of June, the 2012 Viognier

will be featured. Offered at a 10% discount, this is an excexptional

summer wine. The Viognier recently won the Chairman’s Award at

the Riverside International Wine competition – the judges

unanimously gave this wine a gold medal. Stop by any time to taste

the many Gold medal wines currently available.

The tasting room is located at 3443 Mill Road, just off of Highway

46 East, in Paso Robles. For additional information or to make a

reservation for a June Vineyard Walk call (805) 239- 1616. A full

event listing may be found on-line at RobertHallWinery.com.

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Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1711 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463

(805) 688-8554 | www.lincourtwines.com

LINCOURT VINEYARDS

Could This Be Paradise?

BY JEMMA WILSON

Nestled amongst the vineyards just outside of Solvang, you’ll find a quaint

1920s farmhouse, suited perfectly for wine tasting and a scenic outdoor picnic.

Lincourt Vineyards boast three vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley with 24 acres

of planted grapes. This picturesque winery, known for their estate-grown wines,

is the perfect venue to sit, sip and sigh. Could this be paradise? Quite possibly.

Whether you choose to wine taste in the original Sears Craftsman kit home,

outside on the veranda or even in the barrel room, you will not be disappointed

with what Lincourt has to offer. Delectable Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays,

Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and a Syrah, among others, make up the tasting menu

to the delight of your palate. The friendly staff welcomes you to stay and enjoy

some of the exclusive wines, only available there.

Boasting a comfortable price point and an approachable décor, Lincourt

Vineyards pride themselves on being a family affair. Owner Bill Foley named

the estate after his daughters, Lindsay and Courtney, which is where the name

Lincourt stems from. Truly keeping it in the family, Courtney now serves as the

Central Coast District Manager.

Guests may want to consider becoming a Lincourt Wine Club Member,

where not only do you receive discounts and benefits at Lincourt, but also at

their nine other sister wineries. With four throughout the Central Coast, three

in Sonoma, two in Napa, one in Lake County and even one in Walla Walla,

Washington, Club members will certainly be able to treat themselves to a

California wine tour. The friendly staff welcomes you to stay and enjoy some of

the exclusive wines, only available in the tasting r oom.

Discover all of this, and their Weekly Wine Specials, for yourself by visiting

Lincourt Vineyards’ historic farmhouse and property at 1711 Alamo Pintado

Road in Solvang, open daily from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Learn more at

www.LincourtWines.com.

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JUNE 2013

SLO Wine Country Announces

23rd Annual ‘Roll Out the Barrels’

San Luis Obispo area wineries will be abuzz with live music,

special tastings and winemaker dinners as the San Luis Obispo (SLO)

Wine Country association presents “Roll Out the Barrels” June 20 to

June 23. This four-day extravaganza kicks off on Thursday, June 20

with “Barrels in the Plaza,” where attendees bask in the “Old

California” charm of the San Luis Obispo Mission de Tolosa plaza

while sampling the fine fare of more than 28 wineries and two dozen

restaurants.

This year, we are thrilled to unveil two new exciting options for

attendees,” said Heather Muran, executive director for SLO Wine

Country. “As part of a new partnership with the City of San Luis

Obispo and area hotels, anyone who books a hotel room in San Luis

Obispo will receive a $20 discount on their Passport to Wine

Country ticket.” This represents a 40 percent savings off the regular

$50 price. This deal is available through

www.sanluisobispovacations.com/roll-out-the-barrels/.

Another new offering is the “Safe Ride Touring Ticket.” This $30

purchase allows attendees to enjoy shuttle service to and from the

wine country. “Three different shuttles will be available to transport

guests to different portions of the SLO wine trail,” Muran said.

Shuttle schedules and more details may be found at

www.slowine.com.

Roll Out The Barrels Main Events

• Barrels In the Plaza, Thursday, June 20

Adjacent to the historic San Luis Obispo Mission de Tolosa

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Reserve VIP Tasting is at 4:30 p.m.)

Wineries will partner with local chefs side-by-side offering a

blissful sampling of specialty cuisine with an array of fine wines.

This will be the ultimate way to celebrate SLO’s culinary experience

right in the heart of San Luis Obispo. Guests will groove to live

music from local indie band, “Fialta”. Tickets are $40 and may be

purchased at www.slowine.com.

Winemaker Dinners & Social Events, with participating

San Luis Obispo wineries – Friday, June 21

Dine with a winemaker; enjoy barrel samples or learn about food

and wine pairing. These are examples of a variety of receptions,

dinners and experiences that are happening this weekend

throughout SLO Wine Country! Varying from casual to elegant, an

event exists for every interest. For details and prices, visit

www.slowine.com.

• Passport Weekend – Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23,

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The two-day Passport Ticket (Saturday and Sunday) invites visitors

to enjoy the San Luis Obispo Wine Country’s more than 30

wineries. Passport holders will experience wine and food pairings,

reserve barrel tastings, entertainment and special discounts. Most

of the festivities happen on Saturday, while Sunday is focused

predominately on the wines and special discounts. Tickets are $50

and may be purchased at www.slowine.com.

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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH JUNE 2013

Paso Robles CAB Collective Debut

Event Exceeds Expectations

CABs of Distinction Serves 1,000 Attendees its Inaugural Year

The inaugural Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux)

Collective’s CABs of Distinction weekend provided member wineries

an opportunity to showcase the quality of its wines and its vision as

an organization to nearly 1,000 attendees throughout the weekend,

nearly twice the expected weekend attendance.

The Paso Robles AVA, 35 miles wide and 25 miles long, consists of

614,000 total acres. 32,573.99 acres are planted to premium wine

production, 53% of which are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and

Bordeaux varietals. Paso’s future looks very bright on all fronts,

particularly for the Bordeaux varietals, and the regional has a

tremendous opportunity to showcase its wines on a global stage. In

celebrating the Bordeaux-varietal wines of the Paso Robles

appellation, the CABs of Distinction weekend kicked off with an En

Primeur barrel tasting of the 2012 vintage hosted by the Collective’s

inaugural 16 members and attended by nearly 200 trade and media

guests. Winemaker dinners were also hosted across the Paso Robles

AVA.

Saturday’s festivities began at the beautiful Windfall Farms with a

panel discussion for media and trade moderated by Wine Enthusiast

Magazine’s California Editor, Steve Heimoff, and included panelists

Gary Eberle of Eberle Winery, Kevin Willenborg of Vina Robles

Winery, Steve Peck of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Scott Shirley of

JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, David Galzignato of Jada Vineyard and

Daniel Daou of DAOU Vineyards & Winery. The panel discussion

was followed by a tasting and lunch for media and trade guests. “In

regards to Cabernet Sauvignon in Paso Robles, we have only seen the

tip of the iceberg. Improvements that range from clonal selections in

the vineyard to winemaking techniques in the cellar will show in the

near future the potential of this terroir,” said PRCC Chairman Daniel

Daou, winemaker, DAOU Vineyards and Winery. The main event, the

CABs of Distinction Grand Tasting, showcased twenty top vintners

pouring their best Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-varietal wines

alongside cuisine from the region’s finest restaurants and food

purveyors. Wineries included: ADELAIDA Cellars, B&E Vineyard,

Chateau Margene, DAOU Vineyards & Winery, Eberle Winery,

HammerSky Vineyards, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jada Vineyard,

JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, L’Aventure, Niner Wine Estates, Parrish

Family Vineyards, Rangeland Wines, Record Family Wines, Robert

Hall Winery, Sextant Wines, Still Waters Vineyards, Venteux

Vineyards, Vina Robles and Wild Horse Winery. “We’re absolutely

thrilled with our first year’s events, the level of interest in our wines

and the number of attendees who participated,” said Daou.

Event organizers would like to acknowledge the generous

assistance of the event sponsors: Title Sponsor Smurfit Kappa Orange

County, Enartis Vinquiry, Bruni Glass, Paso Robles Wine Country

Alliance, Parker Sanpei, Tasting Panel Magazine, GSO, Cellotape /

Landmark Labels, Tasting Room with Tom Leykis, Windfall Farms,

The Blueprinter, Martinez Farming Labor, KRUSH Radio, Earley &

Earley, The Park Ballroom, FIJI Water, Portocork, Farm Credit West,

LEROI Barrels, Lafitte Cork & Capsule, San Luis Opera, Chill N Go,

among others.

The PRCC is non-profit organization governed and directed by

representatives of the member wineries. Open to all Paso Robles AVA

wineries that produce Cabernet and red Bordeaux varietals, the PRCC

hopes to shape the future of the Paso Robles appellation and

showcase the superior quality of wines produced. Member wineries

have the opportunity to work with and learn from other members.

The organization is designed to create a network of knowledgeable

and experienced industry professionals to assist each other from

viticulture to production, marketing and finally, sales.

ABOUT THE PASO ROBLES CAB COLLECTIVE

Formed in 2012, the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux)

Collective (PRCC) is an independent collaborative effort of leading

Paso Robles growers and producers of Cabernet and Bordeaux

varietals specific to the Paso Robles AVA in California. The PRCC

strives to promote the full potential of the Paso Robles region in

producing superior quality, classic and age-worthy Cabernet and

Bordeaux varietals that compete with like varietals on a global stage

to consumers and media worldwide. For more information, visit

www.pasoroblescab.com.

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Estrella Restaurant

Spain, Argentina, Chile and Mexico all

influence the lively flavors at Estrella

restaurant in downtown Paso Robles, where

fresh, handmade ingredients combine to

create vibrant, flavorful fare. Everything is

made in-house here, from the slow-cooked

black beans, to the plump yucca fries, to

the piquant enchilada sauce that bathes the

restaurant’s popular braised beef short-rib

enchiladas.

“We asked customers from our sister

restaurant, Robert’s, what type of cuisine they wanted to see in

Paso,” says Estrella co-owner, Brenda Clouston. “There was an

overwhelming request for a Spanish-inspired food. We took that

concept and expanded it to include a range of Latin cuisine. The

response has been very positive.”

Estrella’s bold décor matches the restaurant’s lively cuisine with

warm, orange-toned walls, exposed brick, custom-made bar

inlayed with snakeskin and hand-made chairs tastefully covered

in cowhide. “We wanted both locals and out-of-town guests to

feel comfortable here,” says Clouston. “We designed the décor

with the cuisine in mind, but we also wanted to add a touch of

Paso.”

At the restaurant’s helm stands Chef Ryan Swarthout, who also

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

Wine Country Dining

manages the kitchen at Robert’s. Among his

most popular dishes are the rock lobster tacos

drizzled with chipotle cream, the Caribbean

coconut-braised chicken, as well as the

roasted corn and crab-stuffed chile rellenos,

which arrive light, tender and delicious.

Guests at Estrella can choose from the

extensive wine list, which features a selection

of local favorites, as well as those sourced

from Argentina, Spain and Chile. Beer

aficionados will appreciate the restaurant’s

global-influenced beer list, with its selection of brews from Spain,

Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica and Costa Rica. Also of note are Estrella’s

special beer-paired dinners, which include three courses paired

with beers sourced from a particular brewery.

“When we designed Estrella, our main goal was to create beautiful,

affordable, delicious cuisine,” says Clouston. “I believe

we’ve done just that.”

D O W N T O W N P A S O R O B L E S

ROBERT’S

Restaurant & Wine Bar

S O L V A N G

A Fresh Approach to

Classic American Cuisine

1218 Pine Street, Paso Robles | www.robertsrestaurantpaso.com | 805-226-5556

Viking Garden Restaurant

Danish Favorites, German, American

Classics, & Tasty Mexican Dishes

Largest Tap Beer Selection in Town

Pet Friendly Patio | Open Daily

446 Alisal rd. Ste C Solvang

805-688-1250 | www.vikinggardenrestaurant.com

LUNCH / DINNER

Latin Riviera Influence -

Once Inside You’re a World Away

805-226-5406 |

815 12th Street, Paso Robles |

www.estrellarestaurant.com

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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH JUNE 2013

FIRESTONE VINEYARD

Things Are Busier Than Ever

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Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

5017 Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos, CA 93441

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

BY MICHAEL CERVIN

Firestone Vineyard was one of the first commercial estate vineyards

planted in Santa Barbara and true to that progressive thinking, they

continue to look forward with new wines, new markets and a

commitment to making the best wines in Santa Barbara County. The

Firestone name is probably familiar to most people; they were the family

that created Firestone tires.

Today winemaker Paul Warson, who came on board at Firestone after 14 years making

wine in the Napa Valley, is putting his own stamp on Firestone’s aromatic white wines and

their traditional Bordeaux reds. Warson oversees over 400 acres of grapevines which

translates to about 100,000 cases of wine each year, making them a major player in Santa

Barbara County. “It’s been a whirlwind three-and-a-half years since I took over the

winemaking here at Firestone Vineyards,” Warson says. “It seems that we need to move

faster and faster to stay in the same place, or keep up with the latest accomplishments for

that matter. We have received some terrific accolades from the media and press in the last

year which has gone a long way in expanding Firestone into new markets.”

And Firestone is also one of the few wineries in the area who offer complimentary

public tours daily at 11:15 a.m., 1:15 and 3:15 p.m. After the 30-minute in-depth tour you

can picnic outside on the verdant lawns and see for yourself the vineyards which have been

planted on a series of mesas, which have gravelly sub-soils, perfect for keeping the vines

healthy and well-drained. The vineyards sites are ideally oriented to capture the sun and

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JUNE 2013

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Winemaker, Paul Warson

breezes for perfect exposure to maximize the grape flavors. “At the

winery things are busier than ever,” says Warson. “Last year saw the

inaugural release of Proximity 26, our flagship red wine. In the next

few weeks Paul says he will be bottling the 2010 vintage of Proximity

26, and a new addition to the Firestone family, Proximity 26

Cabernet Sauvignon. “As usual our wine club releases continue to

highlight our tasting room only wines, notably our Reserve

Chardonnay, Clone 174 Syrah and our Cabernet Franc,” Warson

adds.

So if you’re a newbie wine lover or a confident connoisseur you

will find wines that are compatible with your personal tastes. The

spacious tasting room is replete with soft wood tones, and tiled

floors, reminiscent of a ranch house with views out to one of their

vineyards. The tasting room also offers a plethora of gift items in

addition to wine. Their bottle prices range from $15 to $60, with a

vast majority being under $25.

Their Firestone Concert Series, which are normally held every

Friday starting in May until the end of September 2013, and are the

ideal way to spend clear warm summer nights in Santa Barbara wine

country under the stars with good tunes and great friends. The

concerts run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and are free to attend and all the

current releases of Firestone wine are available for purchase

throughout the event. Big Tom’s BBQ is on hand with tri-tip

sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, burritos, tacos and more so

you won’t go hungry. But all the busyness isn’t reserved for the

winery only. “We are currently redeveloping 16 acres of Cabernet

Sauvignon and a little bit of Malbec,” says Warson.

This holds promise for the next time you visit.

Firestone Vineyard is located at 5017 Zaca Station Rd. They are

open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact Firestone at (805)

688-3940, or www.firestonewine.com.

a t A t a s c a d e r o L a k e

9305 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero

Enjoy the Central Coast’s Premier

Outdoor Evening Wine Festival

Saturday, June 22, 2013

4:00 to 8:00 pm

Culinary Pairings

Mayor's Winemaker Dinner

Artist Showcase

Golf Tournament

Live Music

Free Shuttle

For Information Visit

www.AtascaderoWineFestival.com

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Wine Tasting in

SAN LUIS OBSIPO COUNTY

It’s no wonder the people here

call it SLO. No one is in any hurry

in the cafés or on the sidewalks, and

certainly no one is in any rush to

leave. Strangers are genuinely

friendly, always ready to talk about

their favorite hiking trail or

barbecue joint, or to point the way

to the winery with the best Pinot

Noir. It’s all part of the SLO life, that

combination of good stuff that

makes visiting here so nourishing to

the soul.

San Luis Obispo’s unusual natural

beauty, along with its gentle climate,

first attracted the Spanish padres to

the area in the 1700s. In 1772 they

built the fifth of California’s 21

missions here, on the banks of San

Luis Creek, and named it Mission

San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Today,

many consider this the most beautiful

of the Spanish missions.

More than 200 wineries produce

critically acclaimed vintages in Paso

Robles, Edna Valley and Arroyo

Grande Valley. Visitors can head out

along the gorgeous country roads

to sip their way through the vineyards.

For more information on San Luis

Obispo County, go to visitslo.com

or visit www.pasowine.com.

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Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast Tickets Go on Sale

Surprises for 2013 Include Celebrity Chef Michael Voltaggio,

Expanded Adventure Tours and New Evening Events

Fresh off winning the Fame Award for Best Regional Magazine

Event, organizers of Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast today

announced plans to dish up plenty of delicious surprises this Sept.

26-29. From a new celebrity chef, expanded adventure tours and

original evening events to venues that celebrate the best of the

California Central Coast lifestyle, this year’s theme “Time to Play”

will be brought to life throughout the four day wine and food festival

presented by Sunset magazine and Visit San Luis Obispo County.

Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast is a unique partnership between

Sunset Magazine, the West’s leading lifestyle brand, and Visit San

Luis Obispo County, the destination marketing organization for San

Luis Obispo County, which is located midway between San

Francisco and Los Angeles. The four-day lifestyle event takes place at

the renowned Santa Margarita Ranch and throughout the region

highlighting the destination’s unique West Coast locations.

“Now that Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast is established as the

wine and food event of the year on the West Coast, we’re kicking it

up a notch and aiming for recognition as one of the ‘must taste’

events in the nation,” said Stacie Jacob, executive director of Visit

San Luis Obispo County. “Unlike most wine and food festivals these

days which can take place anywhere, SAVOR was inspired by the

place it calls home – one of the most abundant agricultural regions

in the U.S.”

Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast takes full advantage of the star

power in California – from its new celebrity chef headliner Michael

Voltaggio, chef/owner of Los Angeles’ ink and ink.sack, to leading

winemakers from all over the state.

“For passionate food lovers who travel the national culinary event

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circuit, or people who simply want to experience the best of the

California Central Coast lifestyle, SAVOR offers four days of

unforgettable culinary experiences. At SAVOR, you won’t just taste

fantastic wine and food—you will connect to the people who make

it and the land where it grows,” said Barb Newton, president, Sunset

Publishing. “You can also relax and savor exclusive experiences like

Sunset editor-led events, a rare evening at Hearst Castle, a sunset

event on the beach or vineyard and much more. Sunset SAVOR the

Central Coast is one of the most exciting and accessible wine and

food events around.”

What’s New:

• The theme this year is “Time to Play,” which attendees can

experience through hands-on activities throughout the event from

fun adventure tours and tastings to demonstrations on food, wine

and travel.

• Adventure tours, have been expanded into two days, taking place

Sept. 26-27. Tours range from a behind-the-scenes tour of Hearst

Castle, wine blending classes and touring an abalone farm to

planting vines at a vineyard, a cowboy adventure and golfing on

the beach. Just $65.

• Visitors can enjoy a new Friday evening event, Sunset on the Sand

in Pismo Beach, where the pages of Sunset—the ultimate guide to

living in the West—will come to life with extraordinary style.

Sunset experts will demonstrate how to make a delicious Sunset

on the Sand cocktail with herbs from your garden, followed by

exceptional farm-to-table cuisine celebrating the bounty of the

region and served at friendly communal tables, all paired with

outstanding vintages selected by Sunset Wine Editor Sara

Schneider.

• Participants will savor the new Saturday evening event, Sunset in

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Continued

the Vineyard at Vina Robles, featuring specially prepared foods and

award-winning wines and outstanding live music in a brand-new

amphitheatre—all while surrounded by the beauty of Paso Robles

wine country.

• New Travel & Adventure Stage with presentations by Sunset travel

experts.

• New Farm-to-Table Stage with presentations by regional chefs and

purveyors.

• New SAVOR Run takes place Sept. 29 at Mission Plaza, downtown

San Luis Obispo. The event, produced by the Central Coast

Cancer Challenge, features a 5K or 10K walk/run and a fastest mile

challenge through the streets of charming San Luis Obispo,

including a gourmet pancake breakfast to follow.

Favorites Return:

• Always a sell-out, the magical opening evening, Sunset at Hearst

Castle, returns. Savor the Pacific sunset, paired with medalwinning

wines from the 2013 Sunset International Wine

Competition, and farm-to-table delights from Chef Meagan Loring

of the acclaimed Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay. A portion of

ticket proceeds will benefit Friends of Hearst Castle’s efforts to

restore the magnificent 16th-century Spanish Madéjar coffered

ceiling in Hearst Castle’s Morning Room. (Last year’s event raised

over $20,000 for this important project.).

• The Main Event at Santa Margarita Ranch will take place Sept. 28-

29 and will feature guest chefs, winemakers, farmers, artisan food

purveyors and the sounds of local bands in the Estrada Gardens.

Tickets to the main event, which includes all tastings, farm-totable

and travel and adventure stage demonstrations, costs $100 in

May for a weekend pass, and later goes up to $150. Day passes

will sell for $85. Purchase tickets at www.savorcentralcoast.com.

• Ticketholders to the main weekend event can access limitedseating

seminars with celebrity chefs at Chef Central and

winemakers at Winemaker Central – for just $25 each.

• Hotel weekend packages, giving guests an irresistible chance to

stay longer at a lower rate and enjoy everything from wine tasting

to outdoor recreation along the soul-stirring coastline.

Find out the latest ticket and hotel offerings at

www.savorcentralcoast.com.

Wine Tasting in

PLEASANT VALLEY

TACKITT FAMILY

6640 Von Dollen Road, San Miguel

Friday-Sunday 12-5 • 805-467-9490

www.tackittfamilyvineyards.com

Come talk with the winemaker, enjoy the wines,

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Vina Robles — Stellar Wines and Exceptional Hospitality

BRETTE ANN WOMACK

Vina Robles is the product of passion

turned to business, like so many wonderful

entities on our beloved Central Coast. Hans

Nef, along with business partner, Hans – R.

Michel, founded Vina Robles in 1996. Since

then, the duo has planted four estate

vineyards and opened one of Paso Robles’

most renowned hospitality centers. Michel,

managing partner, has kept a clear vision

while developing Vina Robles - premium

wines served with first-class hospitality. He

has undoubtedly achieved this goal.

The Vina Robles portfolio of wine consists

of mostly estate grown varieties including

Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and

Petite Sirah, with several elegant blends in

between. The WHITE 4 is a deliciously crisp

blend of Viogner, Verdelho, Vermentino and

Sauvignon Blanc; it’s a well-decorated fresh

white wine – achieving 91 points from Wine

Enthusiast. Its counterpart, the RED 4 is an

equally easy drinking red blend, with

enough backbone to gawk at the $17 price

point. Not to be outdone, the RED 4 was

named Editor’s Choice in Wine Enthusiast.

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a

distinct and hearty wine. In true Paso form,

it is a bit more “medium” bodied than a

Napa version and at $24 per bottle, can

accompany any occasion. A flagship grape at

the Hospitality Center is Petite Sirah, which

has quite the following. The 2009 Petite

Sirah Estate is surprisingly balanced for this

normally robust variety. While these wines

are available for purchase through their

website and at select locations throughout

the country, the best way to experience them

is at the Vina Robles Hospitality Center.

On the south side of Highway 46 East, on

Mill Road, stands the illustrious, yet refined,

Hospitality Center. The entrance includes

ample parking, native landscaping and

majestic oak trees. A sitting area surrounding

a fountain exists as a peaceful area to enjoy

wines, and is also the “pet friendly” section

of the center. Upon entering the glass doors,

guests are welcomed by a friendly concierge

who is happy to share information and guide

the way to the tasting room. Making it past

the gift selection, which includes artisanal

items like Vina Robles olive oil and gourmet

salts, can prove tricky! But the reward is an

expansive wine list and several options for

unique tasting experiences. The tasting room

is open from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily

and offers several options from

complimentary tastings to a focused Petite

Sirah tasting for $12. The Center also offers a

Gourmet Lunch and Tasting, a Private Sit

Down Wine and Cheese Experience, and a

Petite Sirah and Chocolate Experience.

Reservations for these are requested for the

best service, but not required.

As if stellar wines and exceptional

hospitality experiences weren’t enough, Vina

Robles announced the lineup of acts set to

perform at their Amphitheatre for Summer

2013. With artists like YES, Bonnie Raitt,

Ziggy Marley and Peter Frampton there is a

show for every ear. Concert goers can

choose from VIP tickets to lawn seating and

will be offered a grand selection of food and

beverages.

For more information about Vina Robles

wines and Hospitality Center, visit

vinarobles.com. For more information about

the amphitheatre, visit

vinaroblesamphitheatre.com.

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Venteux Vineyards

Venteux Vineyards is a dream realized by two families who share a

passion for wine and hospitality. This passion is revealed in each

bottle of Venteux wine and during each visit by a guest to their

tasting room. In 2000, The Stelzle family bought a beautiful piece of

property in the renowned wine growing region, the Templeton Gap.

This exceptional viticultural area produces several of the top scoring

wines today. Winemaker and co-owner, Scott Stelzle, focuses on

letting the unique microclimate of the Templeton Gap shine through

in the wines. Using native yeast and keeping varietal wines 100%

pure, guests are able to truly taste the expression of Westside fruit,

including Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and more. Additionally,

Venteux offers original blends which are in complete balance and

show much complexity. They also have a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

from westside Paso that they are really fond of. It is fruit forward and

well-balanced.

Also on the Venteux property, stands a luxury bed-and-breakfast

inn. Artfully decorated by owner, Bobbi Stelzle, the bed-andbreakfast

inn offers an authentic stay in wine country. Guests are

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encouraged to meander in the vineyards and come back for a wine

and cheese reception in the evenings.

Venteux Vineyards is a charming place to visit during a Westside

of Paso Robles wine tour. Conveniently located near San the Miguel intersection

of Bethel Road and Las Tablas in Templeton, Venteux is a wonderful

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place to start the day. They are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00

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ineyards

Dover Canyon

Linne Calodo Cypher Croad

Estate

Hansen Vineyards

Loma Linda

Aron VENTEUX

805-238-0621 • www.poalillovineyards.com

GreMark

Zin Alley

Hidden Oak

Jack

Hill ROTTA

Epoch Estate

Donati Family

Stanger Vineyards produces estate wines made from grapes

August

Stanger

Creek

Stephens

Turley

Ridge

Bella Luna grown in a perfect place – a place where the climate, water and

WILD HORSE

Lago Giuseppe

Templeton

fossil-rich soil have been evolving for 65 million years. It’s a place

Laraneta

Chateau

Rocky

that must have been created by the “Wine Gods” themselves. Margene

Creek

Cellars

NOT TO SCALE

cos

ellars

Wine Tasting on the

WEST SIDE OF PASO ROBLES

KLAUMINE

46W

OLD CREEK

AP PLE RD

HIDDEN MTN

JACK CREEK

RD

LAS TABLAS

OAKDALE

TOWNSHIP

VINEYARD

OAKDALE

SAN MARCOS

WINERY

NACIMI ENTO LAKE

ANDERSON

LAS TABLAS

BETHEL

12 OAKS

VINE

MISSION

RAMADA

TEMPLETON

MISSION LANE

RN Estate

NORTH RIVER

CROSS CANYON

Locatelli

Pretty Smith

NIBLICK

Not to Scale

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Atascadero

27

ESTRELLA

WELLSONA

BUENA VISTA

Hug Cellars

Barrel 27

EL POMAR

ADOBE

San Antonio

Brochelle

101

PEACHY CANYON WINERY

1480 North Bethel Road, Templeton

Open Daily 10-5:30 and by appointment

805-239-1918 • www.peachycanyon.com

We're celebrating 25 years of amazing winemaking at Peachy Canyon,

where we've been making Paso Robles wine history since 1988. Come enjoy

our award-winning estate Zinfandels alongside exciting small lot blends.

We're proud to be Westside originals.

UNION

CHAROLAIS

NEAL SPRINGS

LUPINE

RiverStar

LINNE RD

REDONDO

PLEASANT

VENTEUX VINEYARDS

Ranchita Canyon

1795 Las Tablas, Templeton

VILLA SAN JULIETTE Open Daily 10-5 and by appointment

TACKITT FAMILY 805-369-0127 • www.venteuxvineyards.com

SILVER HORSE From soil to bottle, our hands-on approach allows us to uphold the

Tassajara

highest level of care in all aspects of the winemaking process. Our

Graveyard J&J Cellars

Vineyards extremely small productions of Rhône wines showcase a style of balance,

elegance, and finesse. Picnic on the porch of the farmhouse and taste our

Four Sisters

Ranch

Santa

UNION

S. EL POMAR

RANCHITA CANYON

CRESTON

ALMOND

VON DOLLEN RD

hand-crafted wines in Cinquain the elegant and inviting tasting room.

HOG CANYON

OLD GROVE

41E

DRESSER RANCH PL

CREEK

WINDWOOD

INDEPENDENCE RANCH

LINNE

BRANCH

GENESEO

LA PANZA

CAMP 8

BUCKHORN

RIDGE PL

GOLDEN EAGLE

HAWK RIDGE

Bon Niche

GOLDEN EAGLE


PIERCE

MODERN

GALLERY

Wine and Food Pairings

Saturday and Sunday

12:00 to 3:00pm

Hearst

Ranch

Winery

SAN SIMEON RD

SLO SAN SIMEON RD

DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES

OAK STREET

THOMAS HILL ORGANICS

13TH ST

Justin

To Hearst Castle

(36.6 miles)

1

ARLINGTON

MAIN ST

Carmody

McKnight

Moonstone Cellars

Black Hand &

Skyhawk Lane

CAMBRIA

BURTON

Dubost

Rangeland

Cambria

Harmony

Cellars

15TH STREET

Bodegas

Paso Wine Centre

Parrish Family Vineyard

Asuncion Ridge

Arroyo Robles

PASO ROBLES

INN

STEAKHOUSE

OAK STREET

SPRING STREET

PARK STREET

CITY PARK

10TH STREET

PARK STREET

9TH STREET

8TH STREET

7TH STREET

Bassetti

Vineyards

N. GREEN VALLEY

CHIMNEY ROCK

ADELAIDA

Tolo

Cellars

Kiamie

HALTER RANCH

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Whalebone

KLAUMINE

14TH

Pianetta

Clayhouse

Grizzly

Republic

ESTRELLA

PINE STREET

12TH STREET

RAILROAD

Thacher

HammerSky

STANGER/

POALILLO

Starr Ranch

Kukkula

YORK

MTN

ADELAIDA

WILLOW CREEK

VINEYARD

Nadeau Family

Vintners

PEACHY CANYON RD

Oso Libre

L’Aventure Windward

Chateau Margene

Westburg DUNNING

Treana/Hope

/Roxo Port Cellars OPOLO

JADA

Pipestone Donatoni Caliza B

Proulx

Midnight

Changala

Brian Benson

Denner Kaleidos

Dark Star

PerCazo Cellars

Berardo Grey Wol

Sextant

Hearthstone

Red Soles

Cerro Prieto

HUNT NINER

Shale Oak

Dover Canyon

Linne Calodo Cypher Croad

Aron VENTE

Jack

Zin Alley Hill ROTTA

Epoch Estate

Creek

Donati Family

Stephens

Turley

46W

OLD CREEK

101

Pithy Little Wine Co.

ROBERTS

RIVERSIDE AVENUE

Paso Robles Wine Club

Anglim

D’Anbino Cellars

AP PLE RD

PASO ROBLES STREET

Lago Giuseppe

Rocky

Creek

Cellars

PASO ROBLES

TASTING ROOMS

Roxo

Villa Creek

Twilight

Cellars

Adelaida

Daou

Vineyards

HIDDEN MTN

JACK CREEK

RD

Minassian-Young

NIDERER

LAS TABLAS

OAKDALE

TOWNSHIP

Wild Coyote

VINEYARD

Villican

Alta Col

LI VE OAK

SANTA RITA

RAYMOND

Capa

SAN MARCOS

MONDO

CELLARS

Le Cuv

Carina

Cellars

CALCAREOUS

OAKDALE

WINERY

Vis

del R

HILL

S

AND

D

LAS

Cayucos

Cayucos Cellars

1

To Morro Bay/

San Luis Obispo

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CRESTON

AIRPORT

PENMAN SPRINGS

JARDINE

San Miguel

rone

Rabbit

Ridge

101

omaine Degher

ta

Rey

WELLSONA

To Monterey (108 miles)/

San Jose (150 miles)/

San Francisco (195 miles)

10th

MISSION

San Marcos

Creek

RIVER

CROSS CANYON

Locatelli

Pretty Smith

MISSION LANE

RN Estate

ESTRELLA

WELLSONA

RiverStar

PLEASANT

Graveyard

Vineyards

Four Sisters

Ranch

Ranchita Canyon

VILLA SAN JULIETTE

TACKITT FAMILY

SILVER HORSE

Tassajara

RANCHITA CANYON

VON DOLLEN RD

J&J Cellars

HOG CANYON

Cinquain

INDEPENDENCE RANCH

BUCKHORN

RIDGE PL

GOLDEN EAGLE

HAWK RIDGE

GOLDEN EAGLE

Bon Niche

VINE

HILL

NACIMI ENTO LAKE

vier

a

ina

PACIFIC

ARBOR

24TH

tacked Stone

Écluse

6TH

Terry

Hoage

Fratelli

Perata DOCE

ROBLES

ooker

Zenaida

SUMMERWOOD

Eagle

Edward Sellers

Castle PEACHY CANYON

lf

Veris

CASTORO

Kenneth Volk Vineyards

Lone Madrone

ERSON

S TABLAS

UX

Chronic

Cellars

BETHEL

AN MIGUEL RD

licking Frog

Vines on the

Marycrest

12 OAKS

MAIN

Templeton

SPRING

RIVER

Paso

Robles

VINE

SEE INSET

101

RAMADA

Clavo Cellars

TEMPLETON

San Antonio

Hug Cellars

Barrel 27

Brochelle

NORTH RIVER

LeVigne

Nichols

NIBLICK

BUENA VISTA

FS Cellars

WCP Cellars

EL POMAR

Atascadero

Via Vega

ADOBE

UNION

CHAROLAIS

NEAL SPRINGS

LUPINE

J LOHR

Bella Luna

WILD HORSE

Laraneta

101

Mitchella

LINNE RD

Hice Cellars

Victor Hugo

AmByth

Estate

To San Luis Obispo (26 miles)

Santa Barbara (133 miles)

EBERLE

EOS

VINA ROBLES

Rio Seco

REDONDO

MILL

UNION

Santa

Margarita

58

TOWER ROAD

DRY CREEK RD

PEAR

ROBERT HALL VALLEY

Penman

Springs

Pomar

Junction

Ancient

Peaks

S. EL POMAR

J. Paul

Rosilez

CLAUTIERE

VINEYARD

CRESTON

46E

OLD GROVE

41E

Derby Wine

Estates

Falcon Nest

Gelfand

Sculpterra

Sarzotti

Maloy O’Neill

DRESSER RANCH PL

Still Waters

Hansen Vineyards

Hidden Oak

ALMOND

Pozo

Valley

BROKEN EARTH

Steinbeck/

Pasoport

CREEK

Cass

WINDWOOD

LINNE

BRANCH

LA PANZA

Tobin

James

Chumeia To I-5

Bianchi Rockin’ R Winery

Enfold

GENESEO

B & E Vineyards

Loma Linda

GreMark

August

Ridge

CELLAR 360

PASO ROBLES

CAMP 8

Chateau

Margene

Stanger

Not to Scale

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Wine Tasting in

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

The hit motion picture, Sideways,

put the Santa Maria

Valley viticultural appellation,

including the Foxen Canyon Wine

Trail, on the map in 2004.

Following the picturesque winding

roads of Tepesquet and Foxen

Canyon will lead you to worldclass

wineries by way of sprawling

vineyards and rolling hills. In the

more northern region of the

appellation, Chardonnay and Pinot

Noir reign due to the maritime

climate. This ensures a long

temperate growing season which

the Burgundian varietals crave. In

the southern region of the appellation,

the trail moves a bit east

resulting in hotter days and cooler

nights. Bordeaux and Rhone varieties

flourish in this more extreme

climate. The wineries in this

region boast a concentration of

California’s most well known winemakers;

join them year round in

the tasting rooms or at the many

weekend events.

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CABRILLO HWY

CENTRAL AVE

COLLEGE

D’Vine

OCEAN AVE

Mckeon

-Philips

BLOSSER

LaFenêtre

BETTERAVIA

SKYWAY

Core

Wine Co.

1

Pali

Point

Concepción

H ST

MAIN ST

STOWELL RD

BROADWAY

CHESTNUT

LAUREL

Lompoc

SEE

MAP

PG39

NOT TO SCALE

135

SEE

MAP

PG46

Santa Maria

1

1

CLARK AVE

7TH

Wine Country

Addamo Estate

Vineyards & Bistro

Orcutt

SCOTT CELLARS

TRANSCENDENCE

Brewer-Clifton

BETTERAVIA FOXEN CYN

PRELL RD

TELEPHONE RD

LOMPOC

WINE GHETTO

• ARCADIAN

JALAMA

• LORING

• PALMINA

• ZOTOVICH

Ampelos

Evening Land Vnyds

Fiddlehead

Flying Goat

Joseph Blair

La Vie

Longoria

COSTA DE ORO

Sierra

Madre

Presqu´ile

246

Huber

Cellers

1

101

Moretti Wine Company

New Vineland/Piedrasassi

Samsara

Taste of Sta. Rita Hills

DOMINION

FOXEN CYN

Cottonwood

Canyon

PALMER

FOXEN CANYON

Casa Dumetz

Babcock Melville

SANTA MARIA MESA

PALMER

CAT CANYON

LONG CANYON

RD

FOLEY

ESTATES

RD

DRUM CANYON RD

FIGUEROA MTN BREWING CO

AVANT

D’Alfonso-Curran

Tantara

Los Alamos

135

SEE

MAP

PG38

Bedford

246

Buellton

FOXEN CANYON

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Cambria

RD

CANYON

CAT

INDUSTRIAL

TEPUSQUET

CENTRAL

Dieberg,

Star Lane

Casa

Cassara

FOXEN

AVE OF THE

FLAGS

2ND

Ken

Lafond Brown

Sanford Alma Rosa Mosby

1

Kenneth

Volk

Vineyards

Rancho Sisquoc

River Bench Vineyards

MESA RD

CANYON

ALISOS

CANYON RD

101

Cold Heaven

/Prodigal

Foxen Vineyards

Hitching Shoestring

Post

Zaca Mesa

ZACA

BALLARD CANYON

BALLARD CYN

5TH

Demetria

ANDREW MURRAY

FIRESTONE

Rusack

WANDERING DOG

WINE BAR Valley Vino

Tres Hermanas

STATION RD

CHALK HILL

ATTERDAG

OAK

ALISAL RD

PARK

COPPENHAGEN

MOLLIE

Curtis

FOXEN CANYON

Harrison Clarke Wine 154

Ballard

Sevtap

Presidio

SORT THIS OUT

CELLARS

Solvang

NORTHERN

SANTA BARBARA

COUNTY

TASTING ROOMS

Blackjack

LINCOURT

SEE

MAP

PG43

Fess Parker

FOXEN CANYON

RD

Buttonwood

Koehler

FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN

Los

Olivos

ALAMO PINTADO GRAND

REFUGIO

ROBLAR AVE

BASELINE BASELINE

Rideau

REFUGIO

Beckmen Roblar

Winery

Tastes of the Valleys

Kalyra

CARIVINTAS

VIKING GARDEN

DOWNTOWN LOS OLIVOS

TASTING ROOMS

ALTA MARIA

ANDREW MURRAY

BLAIR FOX

BYRON

CIMARONE

CINQUE STELLE

COGHLAN

COQUELICOT

DRAGONETTE CELLARS

E&T

LOS OLIVOS TASTING ROOM

QUPÉ

STOLPMAN

TORETTI FAMILY

Alexander & Wayne

Artiste

Arthur Earl

Bernat

Carhartt

Carina Cellars

Consilience

Daniel Gehrs

Kaena

Longoria

Pacific Ridge

Presqu’ile Winery

Saarloos & Sons

Tensley

Tercero

Tre Anelli

William James Cellars

RANCHO OLIVOS

OLIVE OIL

EDISON

EDISON

Imagine Wine

Central

California Carr

Wines

Lucas & Lewellen

Royal Oaks

East Valley/Dascomb

LIONS PEAK/Mission Meadow

Toccata Wines (Mandolina)

SEE

MAP

PG37

Brander

Sunstone

Bridlewood

VIA RANCHEROS

MORA

Santa

Ynez

FONTES

& PHILLIPS

Gainey

ARMOUR

Refugio Ranch

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California Wine Festival

A Tradition in Santa Barbara Celebrating10 Years

After a decade of wine, food and music, the California Wine

Festival is celebrating their anniversary with three days of wine

events, scheduled for July 18-20, in their home base - Santa Barbara.

“Over the years, we’ve taken the California Wine Festivals from

San Diego to Monterey, Director Don Fritzen said. “Santa Barbara is

where we started and we’ve always enjoyed tremendous support

here.” Organizers are expecting a wide variety of wineries from every

wine region in California to pour at the prestigious three days of

events, plus regional microbreweries, and have added new features

each year. “This year, we’re adding a special Cabernet Clinic and

Tasting and lots of great new wineries just coming online from

around the state. We’re very excited about the great chefs we attract

from local and regional restaurants and gourmet food purveyors from

around the country”, Fritzen said. Of course, live musical

entertainment has been lined up at all three events to provide an

exciting soundtrack to this outdoor extravaganza.

Emily Kaufmann, the growing company’s Vice President of Festival

Operations agrees with Fritzen’s vision of a bright future, “Our

customers are going to love the new events this year. Our new

Cabernet Clinic and Tasting should sell out quickly and we’re adding

new wineries from around the state every day for our other events.

Our brand has stood the test of time, and we’ve always maintained

the highest standard of wine, food and fun entertainment, giving our

guests more for their dollar.

Elite wineries, gourmet food manufacturers, top restaurants, and

especially event sponsors recognize the value they receive from

marketing to CWF’s high profile clientele in an environment of

prestigious wines, foods and lots of sun and fun.” Kaufmann

concluded, “Tickets are going on sale sooner than ever before this

year as demand seems to continue to rise for California Wine

Festival’s blend of quality wines and gourmet foods, presented in a

one-of-a-kind California setting. “Better buy early and take advantage

of our early bird prices, as we expect to sell out again, Kaufmann

warned!”

Thursday, July 18, 6:30-9:00 p.m. “Old Spanish Nights Wine

Tasting,” is a celebration of wines, foods and music true to Santa

Barbara’s Spanish roots. The historic De La Guerra Adobe Courtyard,

site of the original Spanish fiesta’s in downtown Santa Barbara, will

provide the perfect setting for this exciting evening of wine and food

festivities. A large contingent of California and Spanish wineries will

showcase their world-class wines accompanied by a spicy array of

appetizers from top local restaurants. Colorful Flamenco dancers,

accompanied by blazing guitars and hot Latin sounds will keep

everyone ‘caliente’ throughout the event.

Friday, July 19, 5-6:00 p.m. “Get Me A Cab!” - Cabernet Clinic

and Tasting The elegant and friendly confines of Fess Parker’s

DoubleTree Resort are the perfect setting for our first Cabernet Clinic

and Tasting. Sample a selection of ultra premium Cabernet’s from

some of California’s best vineyards. Meet the winemakers and listen as

they share their expertise and artistry in this hour-long wine

experience.

Friday, July 19, 6:30-9:00 p.m. “Sunset Rare & Reserve Wine

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Continued

Tasting”, limited to just 500 lucky ticketholders, this is the toughest

ticket in town! California’s best winemakers dust off their rare and

reserve level bottles in a wine-lovers fantasy night of sipping the

”GOOD STUFF”! Some wines being poured are impossible to buy!

— no longer in distribution or on allocation. Some are proprietor’s

reserves or end-of-vintage wines. A sparkling champagne reception

greets guests who will then be treated to Napa trophy cabs, rare

bottles from Sonoma, the high Sierras, California’s Central Coast,

Santa Barbara County’s best and more. Top chefs from Santa Barbara’s

most popular restaurants will prepare amazing hot and cold gourmet

appetizers while live jazz keeps things super cool. The charming oldworld

carousel at Chase Palm Park Plaza provides the backdrop for

this romantic summer night under the stars.

Saturday, July 20, 12:00-4:00 p.m. “Beachside Food & Wine Fest”

This everpopular wine event will hit Santa Barbara’s sun-splashed

beachside location for a day of sun, sea, wine, food and music.

Literally hundreds of premium California wines are served up along

with the best of the regional microbreweries, local top chefs and food

purveyors and vendors of all things related to wine. A Tickets are

available on the Festival’s website (www.californiawinefestival.com).

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Wine Tasting in

SANTA BARBARA

Corks and Crowns – Big Cabs and Craft Brews

BY MICHAEL CERVIN

Located on Santa Barbara’s downtown Urban Wine Trail, Corks n’

Crowns sits squarely in what is called the Funk Zone, so named for

its funky, non-conformist arts and surfer mentality just a block from

the beach. This is the most diverse tasting room in town.

Corks n’ Crowns differs from most winery tasting rooms for two

reasons: every month the selection of wines available to taste changes,

and since they are not a winery their goal is to hand select the best

wines for their guests. Additionally their craft beers are from small

breweries from around the United States, and just as rare.

There’s always something happening at this hip spot. Thursday

evenings their home-made flat bread pizza and wine pairing parties

Santa Barbara

101

To Solvang

(34 miles)

LAGUNA

GARDEN

SANTA BARBARA

ANACAPA

STATE

SHORELINE

CHAPALA

OLIVE

W. ANAPAMU

W CANON PERDIDO

W. HALEY ST

MILPAS

N SALSIPUEDES

Au Grassini BonClimat

Margerum Santa

E GUITERREZ

CALLE

MONTECITO

Barbara

Cottonwood

Whitcraft

Canyon

Oreana

Winery

Kalyra

Giessinger

BY APPT

Silver

Carr

Jaffurs

Cellars Wine

CESAR CHAVEZ

101

YANONALI

Municipal Winemakers

Kunin Wines

CORKS & CROWNS

CONWAY FAMILY

(DEEP SEA)

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

Sanguis Wine

CABRILLO

NOT TO SCALE

heat up the night. Sunday afternoons features sparkling wine and

cupcake pairings created by Sugarcat Studio, the winner of the

Cupcake Wars on the Food Network. Why not try hot chocolate

cupcakes with marshmallow frosting, or a lemonade cheesecake

cupcakes with lemon zest frosting paired with a local sparkling wine?

The Cork’s knowledgeable staff knows the wine and the stories

behind the wines. Guests can choose from five different flights of

wine including an international flight, the diamond flight of 93 point

and higher rated wines, and the Pinot Noir flight, among others. The

Craft Beer Flight features four different styles of brews, so there’s

something for everyone.

Visit the Corks n Crowns Crew at 32 Anacapa St. in Santa Barbara.

They are open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact them directly at

(805) 845-8600, or www.corksandcrowns.com

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Quality Craft Beers from

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

This family-owned brewery started by Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer

of Los Olivos, has been life-long dream in the making. Harnessing

their Bavarian heritage the Dietenhofer’s wanted to create a craft

brewery in the Santa Ynez Valley that focused on creating the highest

quality beer and help add to a growing hop culture in the Central

Coast.

Utilizing the skill sets from award-winning head brewer A.J. Stoll

and his brew team, Figueroa Mountain Brewing has been able to

create a line-up of seven quality craft beers (soon to be more). The

brew team has been able to earn multiple medals including three

golds in a very short period of time (open since 2010).

In addition to selling beer in draft and bottles on the open market,

Figueroa Mountain Brewery has a tap room that puts the patrons a few

feet away from the brewing action. Complete with a state-of-the-art

stainless brewing system, customers can enjoy the pint of beer that

was made in the same room and epitomizes freshness. An experience

that includes live music on Fridays, and a complete food and wine list.

Beer lovers may also enjoy the Fig Mtn Beer truck complete with

taps on the side ready to pour. The truck can be seen at a large list

of events throughout the Central Coast. Stay tuned to

www.figmtnbrew.com for more information, or follow them on Facebook:

Figueroa Mountain Brewing for the latest news and updates.

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Wine Tasting in

SOLVANG

Sort This Out Cellars

Going Retro is Always Cool

BY MICHAEL CERVIN

Going Retro is always cool; recalling the best of past days and

summoning a very present energy. Every winery wants to stand out

and for Sort This Out Cellars, even their name tells you this is going

to be a different experience. Co-owner Michael Cobb may have set

his tasting room in the popular Danish village of Solvang, but this

ain’t no storybook winery.

Clearly there is a diversity of wine at Sort This Out, from Merlot

to Syrah to Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon. And the concept is

also different in that Cobb does not own vineyards; he instead

sources the best fruit from the best vineyards he can find.

Sort This Out has created an homage to Las Vegas, a pin-up 1950s

era sensibility which is seen on many of their playful labels. The

tasting room is decked out in chrome and red leather, a fun, funky,

hip place to be with its low-back shiny chrome bar stools at the

tasting counter. In the back room red walls and leather couches make

this a comfy hangout. They offer live music Friday and Saturday

nights. It has low-back shiny chrome and red bar stools at the tasting

counter, and there is a back room as well with red walls and leather

couch.

Sort This Out Cellars is located at 1636 Copenhagen Drive in

Solvang, and they’re open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through

Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Contact them

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

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TH

SAN MARCOS

ALTA

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

BY JEMMA WILSON

We’ve all been there before; listening to a friendly tasting room

employee discussing details of wine, using words like malolactic

fermentation and tannins. You stand there nodding and agreeing,

pretending to know what these words mean, feeling too intimidated

to ask. The wine industry has been known to be pretentious at times,

but at Carivintâs Winery, the goal is to break this barrier and start

with the basics.

“We don’t want to scare people away or be ostentatious by talking

too much about the wine, we want them to enjoy it,” said winemaker

and owner Fleet Hamilton.

Carivintâs proudly welcomes “newbies” to the wine world and

happily shares wine knowledge with their guests to educate them on

the basics. A chalkboard tells the essential five S’s: See, Swirl, Sniff,

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BEDFORD WINERY

For the adventurous that seek the uncommon, go to Bedford Winery.

Along with barrel fermented Chardonnays and signature Syrahs,

there is always the surprise of lesser known varietals.

448 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440

(805) 344-2107 | www.bedfordwinery.com

Daily 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

CAFE QUACKENBUSH

A full service coffee house & cafe paired with the

Art Brut Gallery of fine art and antiques, located in the

historic Los Alamos General Store

458 Bell Street, Los Alamos

(805) 344-4440 | www.generalStoreCa.com

Tuesday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HELENA ST

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LOS ALAMOS

BELL STREET FARM – EATERY & MARKET

Bell Street Farm is a culinary destination in Santa Barbara County

wine country. This delicious eatery/market is located in Los Alamos,

California and is surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and farmland.

With the freshest cuisine and comfortable design, Bell Street Farm

is the perfect place to enjoy a meal, snack or a wine tasting.

406 Bell Street, Los Alamos, California 93440 (805) 344-4609

Open Fri, Sat, Sun and Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

CASA DUMETZ WINES

Casa Dumetz started in 2004 with a patch of raw earth,

a bucket of grapevines and grit. We are committed to producing

authentic wine. Come visit our tasting room in historic Los Alamos!

448 Bell Street, Suite B, Los Alamos

www.casadumetzwines.com | (805) 344-1900

Open Thursday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MARTIAN RANCH & VINEYARD

Martian Ranch & Vineyard is a biodynamic vineyard and winery

established in 2008. Located on the scenic Alisos Canyon Road,

we offer an eclectic array of wines, produced from our estate vineyard.

9110 Alisos Canyon Rd, Los Alamos | Daily 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

www.martianvineyard.com | (805) 344-1804

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Ground. Grapes. Grit.

SUBMITTED BY CASA DUMETZ

Casa Dumetz was

established in 2004 with

a patch of raw earth, a

bucket of grapevines and plenty of sweat from family and friends

who joined together to make the improbable probable. From these

efforts emerged a love story and a sincere commitment to producing

authentic wine.

We farm a small vineyard in Malibu ourselves on which we grow

Pinot Noir. We source the rest of our fruit from the unique vineyards

in the Santa Ynez Valley. Our production is composed of small

handcrafted lots, so hurry, because what you may love one month

will most likely be gone the next!

In the Santa Ynez Valley, our primary focus is on Rhone varietals –

Viognier, Syrah, Grenache, Roussanne, a Syrah Rose and a Sparkling

Syrah Rose, which we call Sonja’s Suds. And as a welcome surprise

we have a dry Gewurztraminer from Rancho de Vina de Santa Ynez,

the oldest own-rooted Gewurztraminer planting in the county. The

rest of our varietals we source from various vineyards in the Santa

Ynez Valley, including Tierra Alta vineyard, Larner Vineyard, and for

the 2013 harvest we have just added Thompson Vineyard for

Grenache.

Winemaking, once I discovered it, became the perfect fit for me.

By nature I have always been a curious cat. I simply cannot stop

asking questions in pursuit of answers and, by extension, the

authenticity they bring. As a journalist by training and now a

winemaker by passion, I am regularly inspired to never quit

searching for that moment – the instant where it all makes sense.

The two professions also continue to challenge me whether through

words or wine, to craft timeless stories that are better when shared

with others. After all, a bottle of wine is a story of all the hands that

have shaped its progress and the final decisions made by one. As

owner/winemaker of Casa Dumetz Wines, my goal is to create

vibrant, balanced and approachable wines using the basic ingredients

of premium Santa Ynez Valley fruit and hard work.

DON’T MISS!

FATHERS, FASHION & FAMILY

June 15th - Bell Street, 4-8pm

3RD SATURDAY — EVENING STROLL

June 15th - Bell Street, 4-8pm

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Welcome to the

LOMPOC WINE TRAIL

ARCADIAN

1515 East Chestnut Ave, Suite B, Lompoc | Open daily 11am-5pm

805-737-3900, www.arcadianwinery.com

Inspired by the great traditions of Burgundian winemaking, Joseph Davis

has been making Arcadian Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah in California's

Central Coast region since 1996. Using French artisan methods

and hands-on vineyard management, Joe's Arcadian label consistently

receives high marks from the world's most respected wine writers.

JOSEPH BLAIR WINES

1509 E Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc

805-618-2072, www.josephblair.com

Open Friday-Sunday 12-5pm, or by appointment

Joseph Blair Wines produces small lots, with a focus on vineyard designated wines. When you have one

of these, you’ll know it is something special and unique.

LORING WINE COMPANY TASTING ROOM

1591 E. Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc

805-742-0478, www.LoringWineCompany.com

Open Friday through Sunday 11am-5pm

“We’re a small winery that produces tasty Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

and whatever else strikes our fancy : ) ”

PALMINA

1520 East Chestnut Court, Lompoc

Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm

Sunday-Monday 11am-4pm

805-735-2030, www.palminawines.com

Palmina is a Californian celebration of the rich, wonderful lifestyle and

attitude toward food, wine, friends and family that exists in Italy.

STOLPMAN VINEYARDS

1700 Industrial Way, Ste B; Friday 1-5pm

Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm

805-688-0400, www.stolpmanvineyards.com

Try a splash of estate grown Syrah, Sangiovese and Roussanne

amidst the controlled chaos of sorting, punch-downs, pressing

& racking to truly experience the excitement of winemaking...

ZOTOVICH CELLARS

1500 East Chestnut Court, Suite D; Lompoc

805-736-1600, www.zotovichcellars.com

Thursday-Sunday 10am-5pm

A family owned and operated boutique winery.

"We grow, produce and bottle estate Syrah, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

We're new to the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. Stop in to meet us!"

TRANSCENDENCE

313 N. F. Street, Lompoc

805-689-5258, www.transcendwines.com

Friday-Sunday 11am-4pm. $10 Tasting Fee

Life happens over a bottle of wine: you fall in love,

celebrate a birth, mourn someone’s passing, begin,

end, plan, listen… dream. Transcendence celebrates

the journey you take with a great bottle of wine.

SCOTT CELLARS

316 North F St, Lompoc | Friday-Sunday 11am-4pm

(805) 736-6161, www.scottcellars.com

Specializing in vineyard designate Sangiovese's and our

lavish Cuvee's, we produce ultra rich California style wines.

Our Sangiovese's are dense with fruit and the Cuvee's are

silky smooth. Private tastings by appointment.

Joseph Blair Wines

Mark Cargasacchi has been making wine since 2004, while he was

the oenologist for Fess Parker’s winery. After moving on to Rideau

Vineyard, demand went far beyond what he could make on the side,

so he settled on a spot close to home and started Jalama Wines in the

Lompoc Wine Ghetto around four years ago.

Mark opened the tasting room for his second label, Joseph Blair

Wines, at the beginning of 2012. This second label draws upon some

of his estate vineyard wines, but also goes further east to warmer

vineyards, sourcing varietals you won’t find at Jalama.

Joseph Blair Wines produces small lots, with a focus on vineyard

designated wines. The individual lots are generally around 100 cases

or less, so when you have one of these, you’ll know it is something

special and unique.

Current releases include a variety of whites; from Chenin Blanc, to

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay. Reds include estate grown Pinot Noir,

Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Ynez Valley and a couple of delicious

blends.

While tasting here, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful works from

local artists. Our exhibit changes every few months, so be sure to get

on our mailing list or stop in often to see what is new.

“I make what I love, and I am continually inspired by our

vineyards, and those we are surrounded by. Such a palate of varietals

and terroir that I can't choose to make just one or two. The result is

many different local wines, all produced by hand, in small amounts.

Thank you for sharing my passion for great wine.”

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Lompoc Wine Ghetto

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D’Alfonso-Curran Wines

LOMPOC WINE GHETTO

19 tasting rooms, in the heart of Santa Barbara’s wine country

There are no vast estates with rolling hills here, nor opulent tasting rooms with

soaring ceilings. What this bustling industrial park has in abundance is world-class

wine created by people with a passion for their craft.

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Winemaker, Leslie Mead Renaud

Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

6121 East Highway 246, Lompoc, CA 93436

(805) 737-6222 | www.Foleywines.com

FOLEY ESTATES

BY MICHAEL CERVIN

William P. (Bill) Foley II has traveled a long road from his West Texas Panhandle

cattle ranching roots to the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay mecca of the Santa Rita

Hills. As the former head of Fidelity Financial and current Chairman of the Fidelity

Board of Directors, Foley wanted to create a legacy for his family in the wine world.

So in 1996 Foley purchased a winery in Santa Ynez, renaming it Lincourt Winery

in honor of his two daughters, Lindsay and Courtney. Next he created Foley Estates

Vineyard and Winery located on nearly 500 acres, of which about 250 are planted

with vineyards, in the Santa Rita Hills of Santa Barbara. Foley Estates produces

classic and highly regarded Burgundian style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with a

California accent.

Focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, (they do produce Syrah as well) Foley

Estate consistently produces some of the best wines in the booming cool climate

Santa Rita Hills region of Santa Barbara, a short distance from the Pacific Ocean.

Foley, a savvy businessman, has also purchased other wineries and now owns over

25 different brands. But all his acquisitions follow the same formula, a hands-off

approach for each of his brands, letting the local winemakers do what they do best,

which allows each winery to showcase their individuality, while still demanding

impeccably high standards. But it is his eponymous winery that seems to always

steal the show, and for good reason, these are seamless and concise expressions of

what Santa Barbara Pinot Noir and Chardonnay can be.

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Kick off Summer

with Solvang’s

Third Wednesday

His latest releases include the 2011 Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay

“Courtney’s” which spent 17 months in oak, showing a commitment

to age worthy wines. Similarly the 2011 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

“Lindsay’s” also spent 17 months in 40 percent new oak.

The 2010 Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay Bar Lazy S Ranch, and

2010 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir Bar Lazy S Ranch are just under 400

cases of both wines so now you can now be initiated into an

exclusive world of wine.

Like most winemakers, Leslie Mead Renaud’s philosophy is to

show the best expression of the Foley vineyards as possible, working

with the fruit as minimally as possible. She spends lots of time in the

vineyard throughout the year, making daily trips to the vineyard

during harvest to determine when the fruit is ripe and ready to pick.

“I don’t inoculate for primary fermentation or for malolactic

fermentation so that the difference between individual vineyard

blocks is more apparent,” she says. This shouldn’t suggest however

that she is a non-interventionist. “I believe in using as many

analytical techniques along the way as possible which allows me to

correct a situation before there is a problem, rather than having to

take drastic steps to correct one after the fact,” she adds.

When you visit the beautiful and elegant Foley Estates tasting

room, you’ll understand, even before sampling the wines of the

commitment to excellence. There are three tasting options including

the standard $10 public tasting which includes five wines. But you

can also go for the Private Tasting for $20 which is a private event

with detailed information about each wine, or upgrade to the Wine

& Cheese Pairing tasting offered Monday through Friday only for a

$30 price tag, where six wine are paired with six different artisanal

cheeses. Reservations are needed for both the private tastings

however.

Foley Estates is open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To make a reservation call the tasting room at (805) 737-6222 or

visit their website at www.Foleywines.com. They are located at 6121

E. Highway 246 near Lompoc.

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Danish-tinged and wine-soaked Central Coast getaway spot,

Solvang, will host the “Midsommer Musik” version of their

monthly “Third Wednesday” celebrations, to kick off the

summer vacation - or staycation - season. The day's varied

activities will include their weekly Santa Barbara Certified

Farmers Market, deals at local restaurants and gourmet food

purveyors, the popular Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk,

discounts at local boutiques and hotels, and free, live music -

from blues to jazz to 80s and classic rock, to folk, Americana

and country - 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., all over town.

Visiting foodies will be able to delight in the local bounty of

the weekly Farmers Market, as well as deals at Solvang

restaurants like a three-course prix fixe menu for just $29.95, at

the lauded Root 246; or, 20% off of a wood-fired pizza and

pasta-laden lunch at Cecco Ristorante. Other food and treats

purveyors get in on the action with discounts on items such as

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Wine Tasting in

LOS OLIVOS

Alta Maria Vineyards

BY JEMMA WILSON

You’ve heard of Napa Valley and Paso Robles as California’s

leading wine destinations, but there’s another small valley that’s

producing some big-name wines you need to know about. The Santa

Maria Valley, located in north Santa Barbara County, is home to many

exquisite wineries that are making some delicious, award-winning

wines.

Dug deep in those roots is Alta Maria Vineyards, named after the

Santa Maria River, where owners Paul Wilkins and James Ontiveros

are actively pursuing wine enthusiasts to come experience their

hometown.

“We want our brand to represent the Central Coast, who we are

and why we’re here,” said winemaker Wilkins.

Wilkins said that Alta Maria Vineyards carries the heritage of Santa

Barbara County, and they are there not only to make great wines, but

also represent their history. “The best wines have yet to be made, “ he

said.

Established in 2005, Alta Maria opened their tasting room in

downtown Los Olivos in 2011, and so far people have been more

than receptive. Their Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and

Chardonnay have all consistently scored 90 points or higher and the

San Francisco Chronicle noted Wilkins as the 2011 Winemaker to

Watch.

Their distinct “nail” labels on their wine bottles pays homage to

the 1880 homestead on their estate, where hand-forged square nails

were uniquely crafted to build the property. Both Wilkins and

Ontiveros are heavily involved in not only their wine production, but

also guests’ experience in their tasting room. They eagerly await your

questions and are excited for people to discover this gem of a valley.

Uncover more of Alta Maria Vineyard’s history by visiting their

tasting room, located at 2933 Grand Avenue, Suite A in Los Olivos,

open daily from 11am to 5pm. Be sure to check out their website at

www.AltaMaria.com for more information.

“Vineyard Crafted Wines”

SPECIALIZING IN

SANTA BARBARA &

CENTRAL COAST

PINOT NOIRS

V I N E YA R D S

2905 GRAND AVE

LOS OLIVOS

805-688-7406

thelosolivostastingroom.com

Open daily 11-5,

2434 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos

(805) 688-0400 • www.stolpmanvineyards.com

Now open, every day from 11 am to 5 pm.

2367 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos

888-938-7310

www.byronwines.com

No appointment necessary.

Please call ahead for parties of 8 or more.

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SAN MARCOS AVE

Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival - June 8

The Jazz & Olive Festival brings together new and notable

performers on the jazz scene. Twenty seven local wineries will be

offering wine tastings and thirty amateur chefs will be competing in

the “Olive in the Kitchen” cook-off while providing samples to the

guests. Olive vendors will be offering olive oil and other olive related

products. Cooking demonstrations, using olive based recipes will be

provided by local professional chefs. Tickets are $50.00 each. For

more information and tickets, visit www.losolivosrotary.org or call

Peter Robbins at (805) 895-0476.

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LOS OLIVOS TASTING ROOM

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QUPÉ Tasting Room

featuring the wines of:

QUPÉ • VERDAD • ETHAN

2963 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos

(805) 686-4200

Open Daily, 11-5

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Wine Tasting in

LOS OLIVOS

Stolpman Vineyards

BY MICHAEL CERVIN

After 20 years of revolutionary viticultural experimentation,

Stolpman Winery continues to lead the way in Syrah, Sangiovese, and

Roussanne production.

Their 100% estate grown wines are organically crafted on the

limestone hills of Ballard Canyon in Santa Barbara County. The soils

help create acidity and structure for these intense wines. To ensure

optimal freshness, the grapes are picked in the cool of the night and

gently pressed. The Stolpmans' focus is Syrah, the premier grape of

their estate. Other wines offered include Grenache, Petite Sirah,

Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier. Robust and flavorful estate olive oil

can be tasted and purchased as well.

The Stolpman tasting room, a quaint red cottage, was originally a

private residence built in the late 1800s. The building has undergone

major revisions with two tasting bars to comfortably accommodate

guests. They also a have a covered deck and a shady patio where

guests are invited to relax and enjoy the service of the passionate and

knowledgeable staff. If you're interested in checking out this year's

crop, Vineyard Manager Ruben Solorzano planted a demonstration

vineyard in the cottage's front yard. The interior tasting room utilizes

warm woods, rich tones and colors, with a French cottage feel.

Additionally, the interior was designed using recycled materials.

Stolpman’s flagship tasting room in Los Olivos is open daily 11:00

a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 2434 Alamo Pintado Ave., (805) 688-0400. If

tasting in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, Stolpman Vineyards' opens it's

winery tasting room on Friday afternoons through Sunday. Here,

guests are invited to sit around a large wood table and learn about

Stolpman's unique wine-making techniques. Stolpman’s Wine

Ghetto location is at 1700 Industrial Way Unit B, Lompoc. For more

information call (805) 736-5000 or visit

www.stolplmanvineyards.com

RANCHO OLIVOS

E S TAT E O L I V E O I L

TASTING & SALES

DAILY 12-4

805-686-9653

www.ranchoolivos.com

2390 N Refugio Rd

Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Mention this ad for your discount.

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Cellar Classic: An Auction of Rare & Fine Wines, June 29

St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church invites the public to

attend the fourth annual Cellar Classic: An Auction of Rare & Fine

Wines on Saturday, June 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Church’s garden

courtyard at 2901 Nojoqui Avenue in downtown Los Olivos. The

Cellar Classic is coordinated by a committee of dedicated volunteers

led by co-chairs Steve Pepe (owner of Clos Pepe Vineyards) Brooks

Firestone (owner of Curtis Winery).

The Cellar Classic features both a live auction of rare, collectable

wines such as Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Domaine de la Romanee-

Conti and California cult wines conducted by professional auctioneer

John Glines; as well as a silent auction of other fine wines, winerelated

gifts and lifestyle packages. Bountiful gourmet hors d’oeuvres

will be served along with local wines accompanied by live

entertainment.

According to the Church’s priest and rector, The Rev. Dr. Randall

Day, “We embrace a spacious Christianity where there is room for

absolutely everyone. St. Mark’s is the home of a vibrant Episcopal

congregation as well as serving as a meeting place for more than 40

other groups including the area’s Jewish community as well as the

Food Bank, Santa Barbara County commission hearings, Solvang

Festival Theatre, People Helping People, Los Olivos Business

Organization, and Rotary just to name a few. We actively support the

arts with our Schoolhouse Music Evenings and other concerts

throughout the year as well as hosting exhibitions of photography

and painting. Our Pre-School provides top-flight early childhood

education for those of all faiths. Everyone is invited to attend the

Cellar Classic, truly a stellar wine industry event.”

Steve Pepe remarked, “All the wines, live and silent auction items

were donated by St. Mark’s members and friends. In the Cellar

Classic’s first three years, the event has been an incredible financial

success raising more than $300,000 with expenses only 10%. We are

very grateful and plan to continue to provide important community

services and support. For example, in 2012, the Cellar Classic made a

$10,000 donation to help area children to attend the nearby Circle V

Ranch Camp. St. Mark’s depends on the generosity of its parishioners

especially the wine industry surrounding it to provide sufficient funds

to continue its mission to openly serve an increasingly diverse

population with a very wide range of needs here.” To donate wine for

the auction, contact Steve Pepe directly at steve@clospepe.com or call

him at (805) 735-7867.

Cellar Classic tickets are $100 per person including wine, hors

d’oeuvres and entertainment.) Purchase event tickets in advance. Go

online to www.SMITV.org, call the church office at (805) 688-4454 or

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Welcome to

SANTA MARIA VALLEY

The Chardonnay Symposium 2013

Chardonnay Symposium: July 19- 21

Grand Chardonnay Tasting: July 20

The Chardonnay Symposium,

named one of the top ten wine

events in California by LA Weekly,

will once again unfold in the

storied Santa Maria Valley

appellation over the course of

three days in 2013.

Join over 50 Chardonnay

producers from around the world

for an insightful weekend of

education and exploration

designed to enlighten wine

consumers, industry professionals,

and media on Chardonnay wine

producing regions and wine

making styles, and their effects on America’s favorite wine.

The Chardonnay Symposium is the only event of its kind in the

United States focusing on the golden grape. Taste the world’s most

celebrated Chardonnays alongside food pairings specifically designed

to enhance the wine experience, with celebrity chef demonstrations

and an educational panel session moderated by Wine Enthusiast’s

Senior West Coast Editor, Steve Heimoff.

Executive Director of the Santa Maria Valley Wine Country

Association, Chris Slaughter, says, “The response from both

winemakers and consumers has been very exciting. The Chardonnay

Symposium blossomed into a sold-out event this year, with interest

from around the world. Consumers want to know more about their

favorite wine, and winemakers are thrilled to tell their story. And, as

the third established AVA in the country, we love the opportunity to

share our historic Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay along with wines

from a broad spectrum of regions.”

Winemaker Jonathan Nagy, who helms wine production at Byron

Winery, the hosting winery of the Grand Chardonnay Tasting on July

20, adds, “It’s been great to be a part of this growing event that puts a

focus on Chardonnay. Since Chardonnay is what helped put the

Santa Maria Bench on the map, it feels appropriate to be hosting an

event that showcases Chardonnay from an amazing group of wineries

from so many different grape growing regions!

The consumers are eager to learn about and try new

Chardonnays; that’s what attracts so many great wineries to come

every year. Well, that and Central Coast’s ‘easy going’ lifestyle.”

Indeed, over the course of three days, consumers can experience

break-out tastings and events at neighboring wineries, while the

symposium culminates with a sweeping Grand Tasting on July 20.

To learn more about The Chardonnay Symposium, to obtain a

media pass, or to purchase tickets, please visit

www.thechardonnaysymposium.com or email

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Solvang’s Third Wednesday Continued from page 41

local, artisan jams, jellies and pickles at Succulent Café; or,

percentages off of Solvang’s famous baked goods at the Solvang

Bakery, Mortensen's Danish Bakery or Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery.

One particular highlight of the day’s deals and indulgences is the

afore-mentioned Wine & Beer Walk, a monthly, ticketed activity ($20

per person) which entails wine or beer tastings at five venues of

participants’ choice, a logo glass and a map to guide tasters to crowdpleasing

Solvang watering holes like the Wandering Dog Wine Bar,

Casa Cassara Winery’s tasting room, the Solvang Brewing Company,

the Olive House and more.

The all-ages day of activities will also lure shoppers with special

“Third Wednesday” sales at locally-owned boutiques and shops

carrying everything from toys to art to shoes, clothing and

accessories, to books, skateboards, pet paraphernalia and even,

home-brewing or wine-making supplies.

Event guests looking for a shot of culture with their Danish

cookies and Central Coast Syrahs, can get 50% off of tickets to the

evening's PCPA Theaterfest performance of “Fiddler on the Roof”, at

the Solvang Festival Theater.

The special June 19 edition of Solvang Third Wednesday

culminates with three sets of activities: From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,

electrified blues band, The Mojo Combo, will perform in picnichaven,

Solvang Park, followed by a traditional Danish fire ring

ceremony (think, “bonfire”) at 9:00 p.m., in front of the Solvang

Brewing Company where, until 12:00 a.m., Central Coast fan

favorite, 80s rock cover band, the Molly Ringwald Project, will

perform.

Visitors left weary from their day of wine, food, music and fun,

can also take advantage of Third Wednesday discounts at some of

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JUNE 2013

Historic Downtown Ventura

To Get Its First Winery

Wine Tasting in

VENTURA COUNTY

Wine & Dine For Charity

On Sunday, July 28, the Meadowlark Service League

will hold its 26th annual ‘A Taste of Camarillo’ Wine and

Food Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. on the lawns of the

historic Adolfo Camarillo Ranch House at 201 Camarillo

Ranch Road, Camarillo. Proceeds will benefit Camarillo

and greater Ventura County charities.

Participants sip fabulous wines from 100 well known

and boutique wineries and enjoy a medley of beer

varietals from around the world, all the while enjoying

the taste of over 50 of Ventura County’s finest

restaurants. This event includes live music by Cover 2

Cover, dancing, boutique shopping and a fabulous

selection of auction items.

On July 27 there will be a pre-event Wine Auction

Gala and Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Red Barn at the

Camarillo Ranch. Guests savor a candlelit gourmet

dinner buffet, enjoy the official wine of ‘A Taste of

Camarillo’ compliments of Bridlewood Winery, while

having the opportunity to bid on amazing wines and

activities. This takes place on the beautiful grounds of

Labyrinth Winery’s tasting room opened its doors May 1.

Labyrinth, a member of the Ventura County Wine Trail, is the first

winery to open in Ventura’s downtown historic district. This soft

opening will serve to introduce Labyrinth to the community and to

fine tune procedures. A grand opening date will be determined.

Like other wineries, they offer wines in tasting flights, by the glass,

and by the bottle as well as wine-related merchandise. Soon, they will

offer wine-related educational symposiums (called symposiums

because in Ancient Greek, symposium is literally: sym = together, pos

= drink, ium = a place – or, a place we drink together). Additionally,

various parties and wine club activities will be scheduled and the

tasting room is available for private events.

Wine can be intimidating to novices,” said Ed Schwartz, coowner.

“It's our job to educate customers in a fun and relaxed

manner so they’ll enjoy the wine more. That’s why we use the word

symposiums and not classes.”

Drop by to say hello, taste the wines and provide feedback on

your experience. “We constantly look to improve and to offer the

residents of Ventura County a wonderful wine related experience,” Ed

adds. Labrynth’s tasting room is located at 607 E. Main St., Suite D,

Ventura CA 93001, and they can be reached at (805) 585-2238 or

visit their website at www.labyrinthwine.com for more information.

the historic Adolfo Camarillo Ranch House East Garden

and in the unique Red Barn. Advance reservations are

required as seating is limited.

Tickets for A Taste of Camarillo are $85 in advance

and $95 at the door. Tickets for the Wine Auction Gala

and Dinner are $70. A weekend pass for both events is

$145.

For more information, call Barbara Hemmens at

(805) 983-4575 or visit www.tasteofcamarillo.com

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Drink in the View at the 27th Annual Ojai Wine Festival

The twenty-seventh annual Ojai Wine Festival will take place

Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm on the scenic shores of

Lake Casitas. From its humble beginnings in 1987 the event has

grown into a leading regional event attracting nearly 5000 people

from throughout the Central Coast and Southern California. The

annual event is a major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Ojai West

Foundation; a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps fund many

humanitarian and community projects, including the environmental

science based educational Lake Casitas Boat Tours for public schools.

“You can’t beat the combination of fantastic wine, beer, food, live

music, dancing and fun in such a beautiful shady setting on the

shores of Lake Casitas,” boasted Robert Long, President of the Rotary

Club of Ojai-West.

Select from ten of Ojai’s best restaurants to buy a delicious meal.

Guests may dine and drink wine on tables throughout the site or

picnic on a grassy knoll overlooking the stage and Lake Casitas. Not a

wine lover? Beer lovers can enjoy tasting a great selection of over 20

domestic and import beers. Purchase a V.I.P. ticket for the exclusive

V.I.P. Lounge to enjoy early 11:30 am entry, fine wines by the glass or

three craft Belgian beers by the glass sponsored by Anheuser-Busch:

Stella Artois, Hoegaarden or Leffe with free hors d’oeuvres served by

Sakura Ojai Japanese Restaurant and La Piu Bella Tavola Italian

Catering & Cabot Cheese in a lovely shaded setting by the lakefront.

VIP patrons can sample a glass of wine from Silver Wines, Bianchi

Winery, Law Estate Wines, Huge Bear Wines or Barefoot Wine &

Bubbly. Full ticket price information is available at the festival’s

website - www.ojaiwinefestival.com.

“Last year had over 60 wineries who poured over 250 diverse

wines,” states Wine Festival Executive Director, Angela May. “Our

selection of wineries is looking impressive for this year. Tickets are

limited and we advise buying tickets online now. Photos, maps and

information from last year’s event can be found at the festival’s

website.”

Visitors can look forward to listening, dancing and singing along

to the music of Beatles tribute band, Sgt. Pepper, plus Captain

Cardiac and the Coronaries, a 1950’s – 1960’s rock and roll show

band. The festival will also feature an assortment of arts and crafts

vendors selling their wares. Small children can play in the park’s play

area and free boat rides on Lake Casitas will again be available to all

attendees. More than 100 volunteers guarantee a well run and safe

festival.

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Adelaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 10-5

5805 Adelaida Rd; 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

Ancient Peaks – Santa Margarita Th-Mo

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

Anglim – Paso Robles Th-Mo 11-6

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

AronHill Vineyards – Templeton Daily

3745 W. Hwy 46; 805-434-3066 11-5 X X

Arroyo Robles – Paso Robles

Daily

1317 Park St; 877-759-WINE 11-7 X X

Asuncion Ridge – Paso Robles Daily 12:30-6

729 12th Street; 805 237-3780 Fri-Sat till 8 X X

August Ridge – Creston Fr 12-5

8790 E. Highway 41; 805 239-2455 Sa-Su 11-5 X X

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

10,000 Creston Rd; 805-238-4815 or by appt X X

Barrel 27 Wine Co – Paso Robles Daily

2323 Tulley Rd #110; 805-237-1245 11-5 X X

Bassetti Vineyards – Cambria

By

1191 N. Green Valley Rd; 805-927-1925 Appt X X

Bella Luna – Templeton

Fr-Mo

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 Cellars – Cambria

Daily

766 Main Street, Suite B ; 805-927-9463 11-5 X X

Bodegas Paso Robles– Paso Robles Daily 12:30-6

729 13th Street; 805 237-3780 Fri-Sat till 8 X X

Bon Niche Cellars – San Miguel

By

2627 Golden Eagle Way; 805-286-7798 Appt X X

Booker Vineyard – Paso Robles Thu-Sun

2640 Anderson Road; 805-237-7367 11-5 X X

Brian Benson Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su

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

Brochelle Vineyards – Paso Robles Thu-Mon

2323 Tuley Ct, #130 ; 805-237-4410 11-5 X X

BROKEN EARTH – Paso Robles Fri-Mon 10-6

5625 Hwy 46E; 805 239-2562 Tue-Thu 11-5:30 X X

CALCAREOUS – Paso Robles

Daily

3430 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289 11-5 X X

Caliza Winery – Paso Robles Thu-Sun 11-4:30

2570 Anderson Rd; 805-237-1480 or by appt X X

Caparone Winery – Paso Robles Daily 11-5

2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827 Closed Wed X X X

Carina Cellars – Paso Robles

Fri-Mon

3525 Adelaida Rd; 805-252-0860 11-5 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

Daily

7350 Linne Rd; 805-239-1730 11-5 X X

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CASTORO CELLARS – Templeton Daily

1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 10-5:30 X X

Cayucos Cellars – Cayucos Daily 11-5:30

131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036 Closed Tue X X

CELLAR 360 – Paso Robles

Fri-Sun

7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133 10-5 X X

Cerro Prieto – Paso Robles

By appt

3432 Los Tablas Willow Creek Rd; 805 226-8448 X X

Changala Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Mo

3770 Willow Creek Road; 805-226-9060 11-5 X X

Chateau Margene – Creston

Sat-Sun

4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321 11-5 X X

Chateau Margene – Paso Robles Daily

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

Chronic Cellars – Paso Robles

Daily

2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 237-7848 11:30-5:30 X X

Chumeia Vineyards – Paso Robles Mo-Th 12-5

8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102 Fr-Su 11-5 X X

Cinquain Cellars – San Miguel

By apt

6404 Independence Ranch Pl; 805 400-5978 X X

CLAUTIERE VNYD – Paso Robles Th-Mo

1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789 12-5 X X

Clavo Cellars – Templeton

Daily

315 South Main St; 805-226-0174 12-5 X X

Clayhouse Wines – Paso Robles Su-Th 11-6

849 13th St; 805 238-7055 Fr-Sa 12-7 X X

Clos Solene Wines – Paso Robles By appt

805 296-0478 X X

Croad Vineyards – Paso Robles Thu-Mon

3550 Vinedo Robles Ln; 805 226-9899 11-5 X X

Cypher Winery – Templeton

Daily

3750 Hwy 46 West; 805 237-0055 11-6 X X

D’Anbino Cellars – Paso Robles Thu-Mon

710 Pine St; 805-227-6800 11-6 X X

Daou Vineyards – Paso Robles

Daily

2777 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805 226-5460 11-5 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 By appt 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

Domaine Degher – Paso Robles

By

8650 Centra Rd ; 805 296-2562 Appt X X

Donati Family Vnyd – Templeton Daily 10-5

2720 Oak View Rd; 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

Dubost Winery – Paso Robles

Fri-Sun

9988 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-226-8463 11-5 X X

DUNNING VINEYARDS ESTATE – 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 Win-10-5

3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607 Sum 10-6 X X X

Écluse Wines – Paso Robles

Fr-Sun

1520 Kiler Canyon Rd; 805 238-4998 11-4 X X

Edward Sellers – Paso Robles

Daily

1401 Hwy 46 West; 805 239-8915 11-5 X X

Enfold Wines – Paso Robles

By

855 Windwood Rd; 805 239-2856 Appt X X

EOS – Paso Robles

Daily

2300 Airport Rd; 805-591-8050 10-5 X X

Epoch Estate Wines – Templeton Fri-Mon

7505 York Mountain Rd; 805 237-7575 11-5 X X

FS Cellars – Paso Robles

Thu-Sun

1337 Vendels Circle; 805-226-8989 11-6 X X

Falcon Nest Winery – Paso Robles Daily

5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227 10-7:30 X X

First Crush Winemaking – Paso Robles Thu-Sat

2975 Limestone Way; 805-434-2772 11-5 X X

Four Sisters Ranch – San Miguel

By

6961 Estrella Rd; 805 526-9242 Appt X X

Fratelli Perata – Paso Robles

By

1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809 Appt X X

Frolicking Frog – Atascadero

By

14490 San Miguel Rd; 805 466-0779 Appt X X

Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles By

5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808 Appt X X

Graveyard Vineyards – San Miguel Thu-Mon

6990 Estrella Road; 805 467-2043 11-5 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

Grizzly Republic – Paso Robles Opening

840 13th St; 678-372-7288 July 14 X X

HALTER RANCH VNYD– Paso Robles Daily

8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 11-5 X X

HammerSky Vineyards– Paso Robles Th-Su

7725 Vineyard Drive; 805-239-0930 11-5 X X

Hansen Vineyard – Templeton

Fr-Sun

5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 11-5 X X

Harmony Cellars – Harmony Sum 10-5:30

3255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805 927-1625 Win 10-5 X X

Hearst Ranch – San Simeon

Daily

442 SLO San Simeon Rd; 805 927-4100 11-5 X X

HEARTHSTONE– Paso Robles Thu-Mon

5070 Vineyard Dr; 805 238-2544 11-5 X X

Herman Story Wines– Paso Robles Thu-Sun 11-4

1227 Paso Robles St; 805-237-2400 or by appt 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 Daily 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

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J&J Cellars – San Miguel

Fri-Sun

2850 Ranchita Canyon; 805-467-2891 11-5 X X

J. LOHR VNYDS & WINES Daily

6169 Airport Rd, Paso Robles; 805-239-8900 10-5 X X

J. Paul Rosilez – Paso Robles Daily

4889 Dry Creek Rd; 805-226-0550 11-5 X X

Jack Creek Cellars – Templeton Th-Mo 11-4:30

5265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283 or by appt X X

JADA WINERY – Paso Robles Daily

5620 Vineyard Dr; 805 226-4200 11-5 X X X

Justin Winery – Paso Robles

Daily

11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 238-6932 10-5 X X X

Kaleidos – Paso Robles

Fri-Sun

3770 Willow Creek; 805 226-0828 11-5 X X

Kenneth Volk – Paso Robles

Daily

2485 Hwy 46W; 805 237-7896 10:30-5 X X

Kiamie Wine Cellars – Paso Robles Open daily

9750 Adelaida Rd; 805 226-8333 11-5 X X X

Kukkula – Templeton

Fri-Sun

9515 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 227-0111 11-5 X X

L’Aventure Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su 11-4

2815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588 or by appt X X

Lago Giuseppe – Templeton

By

8345 Green Valley Rd, 46 W; 805-237-7300 Appt X X

Laraneta Vynds – Templeton

By

2602 Templeton Rd; 805 434-5090 Appt X X

Le Cuvier – Paso Robles

Daily

3333 Vine Hill Lane; 800-549-4764 11-5 X X

Le Vigne Winery – Paso Robles Sum 11-6

5115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 Win 11-5 X X X

Linne Calodo – Paso Robles

By

3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 Appt X X

Locatelli – 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 Dr: 805 227-7172Appt 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; 805 238-6430 10-5 X X

Midnight Cellars – Paso Robles Win Daily 10-5

2925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904 Sum Daily 10-5:30 X X

Minassian-Young – Paso Robles

Th-Mo

4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571 11-5 X X

Mitchella Vineyard – Paso Robles Thu-Su 12-5

2525 Mitchella Ranch Way; 805 239-8555 or by appt X X

MONDO CELLARS – Paso Robles Daily

3260 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 226-2925 11-6 X X X

Moonstone Cellars – Cambria

Daily

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 11-5 X X

NINER WINE ESTATE – Paso Robles Daily

2400 Highway 46 West; 805-239-2233 10-5 X X

OPOLO VINEYARDS – Paso Robles Daily

7110 Vineyard Dr; 805-238-9593 10-5 X X

Oso Libre Winery – Paso Robles Wed-Mon

7383 Vineyard Dr; 805 238-3378 11-5 X X

Parrish Family – Paso Robles Th-Mo 1-6:30

1220 Park St; 805 286-4028 Fr-Sa 1-7:30 X X

Paso Port Wine Co – in Steinbeck Vnyds Thu-Mon

5940 Union Rd, Paso Robles; 805 239-2229 11-5 X X

Paso Robles Wine Club – Paso Robles Daily

800 Pine St, Ste 101; 866-238-6400 10-6 X X

PASO WINE CENTRE – Paso Robles Tue-Thu 4-9

1240 Park Street; 805 239-9156 Fri-Sat 1-9, Sun 1-7 X X

PEACHY CANYON – Paso Robles Daily

1480 N. Bethel Rd; 805-239-1918 10-5:30 X X

PEAR VALLEY – Paso Robles

Daily

4900 Union Road; 805 237-2861 11-5 X X

Penman Springs – Paso Robles Thu-Sun

1985 Penman Springs Dr; 805-237-7959 11-5 X X

Per Cazo Cellars – Paso Robles

By

5325 Vineyard Dr; 805 227-4949 Appt X

Pianetta – Paso Robles Sun-Thurs 12-6

829 13th St; 805-226-4005 Fri-Sat 11-7 X X X

Pipestone – Paso Robles

Th-Mo

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

Pithy Little Wine Co – Paso Robles Mo-Fr 12-6

1244 Pine St, Ste B; 805-546-1059 Sa 11-6, Su 11-5 X X

POALILLO VINEYARDS – Paso RoblesDaily

7970 Vineyard Drive; 805-238-0621 11-5 X X

POMAR JUNCTION – Templeton Daily

5036 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-238-9940 11-5 X X

Pozo Valley – Santa Margarita

Fr-Su

2200 El Camino Real; 805-438-3375 12-5 X X

Pretty Smith – San Miguel

Fr-Su

13350 River Rd; 805-467-3104 11-5 X X

Proulx – Paso Robles

Thu-Mon

5424 Vineyard Drive; 805-226-2800 11-5 X X

Rabbit Ridge – Paso Robles

Thu-Sun

1172 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3331 11-5 X X

Ranchita Canyon Vnyd – San Miguel Fri-Mon

3439 Ranchita Canyon Road; 805 467-9448 11-5 X X

Rangeland Wines – Paso Robles

By

10425 Klau Mine Road; 805 674-9232 Appt X X

Red Soles – Paso Robles

Daily

3230 Oakdale Rd; 805-226-9898 11-5 X X

Rio Seco – Paso Robles

Daily

4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884 11-5 X X

RiverStar Vineyards – San Miguel Thu-Mon

7450 Estrella Rd; 805 467-0086 11-5 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 Rd, Ste C; 805 835-8529 11-5 X X

Rocky Creek Cellars – Templeton Daily

8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919 11-5 X X

ROTTA WINERY – Templeton Daily

250 Winery Road; 805-237-0510 10:30-5:30 X X

Roxo Port Cellars – Paso Robles

Daily

6996 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-1600 11-5 X X

San Antonio Winery – Paso Robles Daily

2610 Buena Vista; 805 226-2600 10-6 X X

San Marcos Creek – Paso Robles

Daily

7750 North Hwy 101; 805-467-9260 11-5 X X

Sarzotti Winery – Templeton Thu-Sun 11-5

180 Bella Ranch Rd; 805 226-2022 or by appt X X

Sculpterra Winery – Paso Robles Daily

5015 Linne Road, 805-226-8881 10-5 X X

Sextant Wines – Paso Robles

Daily

2324 W. Hwy 46, 805 542-0133 10-5 X X

Shale Oak Winery – Paso Robles

Thu-Mon

3235 Oakdale Rd, 805-239-4800 10-5 X X

Sharp’s Hill – Poured at Vinoteca, Paso Robles

835 12th St; 805 227-7154 Mo-Th 4-9, Fri & Sa 4-11 X X

SILVER HORSE

WINERY

2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel

805-467-WINE

Open Friday-Sunday 11-5

or by appointment

Come see what everyone is talking about!

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

7970 Vineyard Drive; 805 238-4777 Daily 11-5 X X

5225 Hwy 41, Creston Daily 11-5 X X

Starr-Ranch – Paso Robles

By

9320 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 227-0144 Appt X X

Steinbeck – Paso Robles

Th-Mo

5940 Union Rd; 805 238-1854 11-5 X X

Stephen’s Cellar – Templeton

By

7575 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-2412 Appt X X

Still Waters Vineyards – Paso Robles Th-Mo

2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231 11-5 X X

SUMMERWOOD – Paso Robles Daily

2175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365 10-6 X X

Tablas Creek – Paso Robles

Daily

9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231 10-5 X X X

TACKITT FAMILY– San Miguel Fri-Sun X X

6640 Von Dollen Rd; 805 467-9490 12-5

Tassajara Cellars – San Miguel Fri-Sun 11-5

In the barrel room at Silver Horse; 805-239-8511 X X

Terry Hoage – Paso Robles

Th-Mo

870 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2083 11-4 X X

Thacher Winery – Paso Robles Th-Mo 11-5

8355 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0087 or by appt X X

Tobin James Cellars – Paso Robles Daily

8950 Union Rd; 805-239-2204 10-6 X X

Tolo Cellars – Paso Robles Thu-Mon 11-5

9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-2282 or by appt 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

Twilight Cellars– San Juan Bautista Thur-Sun

110 Orchard Hill Rd; 805-238-7143 11-5 X X

VENTEUX VINEYARDS – Templeton Daily

1795 Las Tablas Rd; 805-369-0127 10-5 X X

Veris Cellars – Templeton Win 11-5

1266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319 Sum 11-6 X X X

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Via Vega Vnyd & Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 11-5

2378 Adobe Rd; 805-423-2190 or By Appt X X

Victor Hugo Winery – Templeton

By

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

Villicana Winery – Paso Robles

Th-Su

2725 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-9456 11-5 X X

Villa Creek Cellars – Paso Robles Fri-Sun 11-5

5995 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805 238-7145 or by appt X X

VILLA SAN-JULIETTE – San Miguel Daily

6385 Cross Canyon Rd; 805 550-0522 11-5 X X

VINA ROBLES – Paso Robles Sum 10-6

3700 Mill Rd; 805-227-4812 Win 10-5 X X

Vines on the Marycrest – Paso Robles Fri-Sat 11-5

5050 Mustard Creek Rd; 805 237-0378 Sun 10-4 X X

Vista Del Rey – Paso Robles Su 11-5

7340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 By Appt X X

WCP Cellars – Paso Robles Fri 2-6, Sat 12-6

7340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 Sun 12-4 X X

Westburg Cellars – Paso Robles 3rd weekend 12-4

3180 Willow Creek Rd; 805 238-9321 or by appt X X

Whalebone Vineyard – Paso Robles Mon-Fri 11-5

8325 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-9020 Sat-Sun 10-5:30 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

Zenaida Cellars – Paso Robles

Daily

1550 Hwy 46 West; 805-227-0382 11-5 X X X

ZinAlley – Templeton

Fri-Sun

3730 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0959 11-5 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

Autry Cellars – San Luis Obispo

Fri-Sun

835 Capitolio Way, #3; 805-546-8669 11-6 X X

Au Bon Climat– Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys

911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X X

BAILEYANA ESTATE – San Luis ObispoDaily

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

BARNWOOD – Arroyo Grande Daily

453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 888-809-VINE 11-5 X X

BISHOP’S PEAK – Arroyo Grande Daily

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

Center of Effort Wine – Arroyo Grande By

2199 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805 782-9463 Appt X X

Cerro Caliente – San Luis Obispo

Fr-Su

831 A Via Esteban; 805-544-2842 11-5 X X

CHAMISAL VNYDS – San Luis Obispo

7525 Orcutt Rd; 805-541-9463 Daily 10-5 X X

Claiborne & Churchill – San Luis Obispo Daily

2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd; 805-544-4066 11-5 X X

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Clesi Wines – San Luis Obispo

Call

1850 Calle Joaquin Rd; 805-286-5073 for hours X X X

Cuvee Champagne Bar – Avila Beach Fr 4-10, Sa 1-10

550 1st St; 805-727-4144 Su 12-7pm X X

Edna Valley Vnyd – San Luis Obispo

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

Kelsey See Canyon – San Luis Obispo

1947 See Canyon Rd; 805-595-9700 Daily 11-5:30 X X X

Kynsi Winery – Arroyo Grande

Th-Mo

2212 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805-544-8461 11-5 X X

LAETITIA VNYD – Arroyo Grande Daily

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

Luis Wine Bar – San Luis Obispo Mo-Th 3-11, Fr 3-12

1021 Higuera; 805-762-4747 Sa 12-2, Su 12-11 X X

Margerum – Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys

911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X X

Monterey Street Wine Co – San Luis Obispo

1255 Monterey St; 805-541-1255 Tue-Wed 1:30-7, Thu-Sat 1:30-9 X X

Morovino – Avila Beach Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 12-5

76 Landing Passage; 805-627-1443 Fri-Sat 12-6 X X

NADIA – Arroyo Grande

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

Peloton Cellars – Avilia Beach Mon, Thu, Sat 12-6

470 Front St; 805-627-1080 Fri 12-8, Sun 11-4 X X

Phantom Rivers – Arroyo Grande Sun-Thu 12-5

211 E. Branch St; 805-481-WINE Fri 12-9, Sat 12-7 X X

Piedra Creek Winery – San Luis Obispo By

6425 Mira Cielo Dr; 805-541-1281 Appt X X

Pismo Beach Winery – Pismo Beach Daily

271 B Five Cities; 805-773-WINE 12-5 X X X

Rancho Arroyo Grande – Arroyo Grande 1st Sat

591 Hi Mountain Rd; 805-474-0220 11-5

Salisbury Vnyds – Avila Valley Fri-Sun 11-6

6985 Ontario Rd; 805-595-WINE Mon-Thu 12-6 X X

Saucelito Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily

3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-543-2111 10-5 X X

Sextant Wines/10knot Cellars – SLO Mon-Fri 10-4

1653 Old Price Cnyn Rd; 866-833-WINE Sat-Sun 10-5 X X

Stephen Ross – San Luis Obispo Thur-Sun

178 Suburban Rd; 805-594-1318 11-5 X X X

TALLEY VNYDS – Arroyo Grande

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

TANGENT WINERY – San Luis Obispo

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

Taste of the Valleys – San Luis Obispo Su-Th 12-9

911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Fr-Sa 12-10 X X

TOLOSA WINERY – San Luis Obispo Daily

4910 Edna Rd; 805-782-0500 11-5 X X

Wolff Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Daily

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

William James – Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys

911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X X

WOOD WINERY – Avila Beach Open daily at 11

480 Front St; 805-595-9663 Fri till 8, Sat till 7 X X

SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON

Addamo Estate Vnyds – Orcutt

By

2510 E. Clark Ave; 805-937-6400 Appt X X

ANDREW MURRAY – Los Olivos Sat-Sun

5095 Zaca Station Rd; 805 686-9604 11-4 X X X

Cambria Winery – Santa Maria

Daily

5475 Chardonnay Lane; 805 938-7318 10-5 X X

Core Wine – Orcutt Wed 1-5, Thu 4-5, Fri 1-8, Sat 12-6

145 S. Gray Street, Ste 103; 805 937-1600 Sun 12-5 X X

COSTA DE ORO – Santa Maria Daily 11-6

1331 S. Nicholson Ave; 805-922-1468 Fri till 8 X X

Cottonwood Canyon – Santa Maria Daily

3940 Dominion Rd; 805 937-1600 10-5 X X X

Curtis Winery – Los Olivos

Daily

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

Demetria – Los Olivos

By

6701 Foxen Canyon R; 805 686-2345 Appt X X

Fess Parker – Los Olivos

Daily

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

FIRESTONE VNYDS – Los Olivos

5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 Daily 11-5 X X X

Foxen Vineyard – Santa Maria

Daily

7200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-4251 11-4 X X

Kenneth Volk Vineyards – Santa Maria

5230 Tepusquet Rd; 805-938-7896 Daily 10:30-4:30 X X X

Koehler – Los Olivos

Daily

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

La Fenêtre – Santa Maria

By

2717 Aviation Way; 310-977-5615 Appt X X

McKeon-Philips – Santa Maria

Thu-Mon

2115 S Blosser Rd, #114; 805-928-3025 11:30-5:30 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 Mon-Thu 10-4

6600 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-934-4332 Fri-Sun 10-5 X X

Riverbench Vineyards – Santa Maria Daily

6020 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8340 10-4 X X X

Sagebrush Annie’s – Ventucopa

Sat-Sun

4211 Hwy 33; 661 766-2319 11:30-5 X X

Sierra Madre Vineyard – Santa Maria

2570 Prell Road; 805-922-3100 By Appt X X

Tantara Vineyard – Santa Maria

By

4747 Ontiveros Lane; 805-938-5051 Appt X X

TORRETTI FAMILY – Santa Maria By

2330 Westgate Rd ; 805-714-0622 Appt X X

Tres Hermanas Winery – Santa Maria Daily

9660 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8451 10-5 X X

Wine Country – Orcutt Thu-Sat 1-8

130 N. Broadway St, Ste A; 805-688-9339 Sun 1-6 X X

Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos, 805-688-9339 Daily 10-4

6905 Foxen Canyon Rd Summer Fri-Sat till 5 X X

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BEDFORD – Los Alamos

Daily

448 Bell St; 805-344-2107 11-5 X X

CASA DUMETZ WINES – Los Alamos Thu 12-7, Fri-Sat 11-7

4448 Bell St, Ste B, 805-344-1900 Sun 11-6 X X

MARTIAN RANCH & VNYDS – Los Alamos Daily

9110 Alisos Canyon Rd; 805-344-1804 10-5 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

ALTA MARIA VINEYARDS – Los Olivos Daily

2933 Grand Ave; 805-686-1144 11-5 X X

ANDREW MURRAY – Los Olivos Tasting Room

2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Daily 11-5 X X

Arthur Earl – Los Olivos

Daily

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

Artiste– Los Olivos

Daily

2948E Grand Avenue; 805 686-2626 11-5:30 X X

Beckmen Vineyards – Los Olivos Daily

2670 Ontiveros; 805-688-8664 11-5 X X

Bernat – Tasted at Los Olivos Cafe

2879 Grand Ave; 805794-5217 Daily X X

Bin 2860 – Los Olivos Sun-Thu 11-7

2860 Grand Ave; 805 693-8537 Fri-Sat 11-8 X X

Blair Fox Cellars – Los Olivos Fri-Sun 12-5

2902 San Marcos Ave, B; 805 691-1678 Or By Appt X X

Brander Vineyard – Los Olivos Sum 10-5

2401 Refugio Rd; 805- 688-2455 Win 11-4 X X

Brophy Clark Cellars – at Los Olivos Tasting Room

2905 Grand Ave; 805-929-4830 Daily 11-6 X X

BYRON VNYD – Los Olivos Tasting Room

2367 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805 938-7365 Daily 11-5 X X

Carhartt Vineyard – Los Olivos

Daily

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

CARINA CELLARS – Los Olivos Daily

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

CIMARONE – Los Olivos

Thu-Sun

2982 Grand Ave; 805-688-8011 11-5 X X

CINQUE STELLA – Los Olivos Thu-Mon 11-5

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave, Ste 102; 805-686-4101 X X

COGHLAN VNYD – Los Olivos Daily

2366 Alamo Pintado; 805-686-2395 11-5 X X

Consilience – Los Olivos

Daily

2923 Grand Ave; 805-691-1020 11-5 X X

COQUELICOT – Los Olivos Daily 11-5

2884 Grand Ave; 805-688-1500 Sat 10-5 X X

Daniel Gehrs Winery – Los Olivos Daily 10-6

2939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 Win till 5 X X

DRAGONETTE – Los Olivos Thu-Mon

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-693-0077 11-5 X X

Epiphany Cellars – Los Olivos

Daily

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

E&T WINES – Los Olivos

Thur-Mon

2901C Grand Ave; 866-688-6081 11:30- 5 X X

Evans Ranch – Los Olivos

Daily

2901 Grand Ave; 805 688-0558 10-5 X X X

FIRESTONE VNYD – Los Olivos Daily

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

Kaena Wine – Los Olivos Fri-Sun 12-5

2933 San Marcos Ave, Ste 107; 805 451-6037 or by appt. X X

Lane Tanner Wines – at Los Olivos Tasting Room

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

Longoria Wines – Los Olivos

Daily

2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637 11-4:30 X X

LOS OLIVOS – Los Olivos Tasting Room

2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-5 X X

Pacific Ridge Vineyards – Los Olivos Daily

2890 Grand Avenue; 805-688-1737 11-6 X X

Presqu’ile Wine – Los Olivos

Daily

2369 Alamo Pintado Ave, 805-688-2022 11-5 X X

QUPÉ WINE – at Qupé Tasting Room in Los Olivos

2963 Grand Ave, Ste B; 805-686-4200 Daily 11-5 X X

Reeves Ranch Vineyard – Santa Ynez By

4000 W. Oak Trail Rd; 805 688-7245 Appt X X

Saarloos & Sons – Los Olivos

Daily

2971 Grand Ave; 805 688-1200 11-6 X X

STOLPMAN VNYDS– Los Olivos Daily

2434 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-688-0400 11-5 X X

Tensley/Lea Wines – Los Olivos Fri-Sun

2900 Grand Ave, Suite B ; 805-688-6761 11-5 X X

Tercero Wines – Los Olivos

Thu-Mon

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave, Ste 104; 805-245-9584 12-5 X X

TESSA MARIE – at E&T Wines Thur-Mon

2901C Grand Ave, Los Olivos; 866-688-6081 11:30- 5 X X

TORETTI FAMILY – Los Olivos Thur-Mon

2933 San Marcos Ave, Ste 101; 805-688-8002 12-5:30 X X

Tre Anelli – Los Olivos

Daily

2923 Grand Ave; 805-686-3000 11-5 X X

Verdad & Ethan – at Qupé Tasting Room in Los Olivos

2963 B Grand Ave; 805-686-4200 Daily 11-5 X X

WILLIAM JAMES CELLARS Daily

2356 Alamo Pintado Ave, 805-478-9412 11:30- 5 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

Thur-Sun

312 N 9th Street, 805-736-9957 11-5 X X

Arcadian Winery – Lompoc Mon-Thur 11-4:30

1515 E Chestnut Ave, Ste B; 805-737-3900 Fri-Sun 11-6 X X

AVANT – Buellton

Thur-Sun

35 Industrial Way; 805 686-9400 11-8 X X X

Babcock Winery – Lompoc Sum 10:30-5

5175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455 Win 10:30-4 X X

Brewer-Clifton – Lompoc

Fri-Sun

329 N. F St; 805-735-9184 11-4 X X

Casa Cassara – Buellton Mon, Wed,Thu 12-6:30

291 Valley Station Dr; 805-688-8691 Fri-Sun 11-6:30 X X

Clos Pepe – at Taste of Sta Rita Hills Thu-Sun

1505 E. Chestnut Ave, Lompoc; 805 735-8774 11-5 X X

Cold Heaven Cellars – Buellton Fri-Mon

92 Second Street, A; 805 686-1343 12-5 X X

D’Alfonso Curran – Lompoc

By

4457 Santa Rosa Rd, 805 739-WINE Appt X X

D’Vine – Lompoc Tue-Thu 3-9, Fri-Sat 3-11

107 Ocean Ave; 805 735-8771 Closed Sun-Mon X X

Dierberg Estate/Star Lane – Lompoc

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

Evening Land Vnyds – Lompoc Fri-Sun

1503 Chestnut Ave; 805 736-9596 11-5 X X

FIGUEROA MTN BREWERY – Lompoc Mo-Th 4-9

45 Industrial Way; 805 694-2252 Fr-Su 11-9 X X

Fiddlehead Cellars – Lompoc Thur-Sun

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

Flying Goat Cellars – Lompoc

Thur-Sun

1520 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 Cellars – Lompoc Fri-Sun 11-5

4892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 & By Appt X X

JALAMA WINES– Lompoc Fri-Sun 12-5

308 North 9th St, C; 805-735-8937 & By Appt X X

JOSEPH BLAIR– Lompoc Fri-Sun 12-5

1509 E Chestnut Ave; 805-735-8937 & By Appt X X

Ken Brown Wines – Buellton

By

70 Industrial Way; 805-448-3791 Appt X X

Lafond Vineyard – Buellton

Daily

6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921 10-5 X X

La Vie Vnyds – Lompoc

Fri-Sun

308 North 9th Street, D ; 805 291-2111 11-5 X X

Longoria Wines – Lompoc

Fri-Sun

1700 Industrial Way, A; 805 759-4637 11-4:30 X X

LORING WINE CO – Lompoc Fri-Sun

1591 E. Chestnut Ave; 805 742-0478 11-5 X X

Melville Vineyard – Lompoc

Daily

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

Moretti WIne Company – Lompoc Thu-Sun

1595 E Chestnut Ave; (805) 735-4400 11-5 X X

Mosby Winery – Buellton Mon-Fri 10-4

9496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415 Sa-Su 10-5 X X

New Vineland/Pierdrassi – Lompoc Fri-Sun

1501 E Chestnut Ave; 805 736-6784 12-5 X X

Pali Wine Co. – Lompoc Sat & Sun 11-4

1036 W Aviation Dr; 805 736-7200 Mon-Thu by appt X X

PALMINA – Lompoc Thur-Sat 11-5

1520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030 Sun-Mon 11-4 X X

Point Concepción Wines – Lompoc

By

1601 W. Central Ave; 805-588-1545 Appt X X

Prodigal Wines – Buellton

Fri-Mon

92 Second St, A; 805-688-0476 12-4 X X

Samsara – Lompoc Fri-Sun 11-4

1500 East Chestnut Ct; 805-331-2292 & by appt X X

Sanford Winery – Lompoc Sun-Thu 11-4

5010 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-735-5900 Fri-Sat 11-5 X X

SCOTT CELLARS – Lompoc Fri-Sun

316 North F St; 805 736-6161 11-4 X X

STOLPMAN VYNDS – Lompoc Fri 1-5

1700-B Industrial Way; 805-736-5000 Sat-Sun 11-5 X X

Sweeny Canyon – Buellton

By

805-688-2415 Appt X X

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TASTE OF STA RITA HILLS – Lompoc Thu-Sun

1505 E Chestnut Ave; 805 735-8774 11-5 X X

Thorne Wines – Buellton, poured at Avant Thur-Sun

35 Industrial Way; 805 686-0911 11-8 X X X

TRANSCENDENCE – Lompoc

Fri-Sun

313 North F Street; 805-689-5258 11-4 X X

ZOTOVICH – Lompoc

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Thur-Sun

1500 E Chestnut Ct, Ste D; 805 736-1600 10-5 X X

S O L V A N G

Au Bon Climat – at Taste of the Valleys Su-Th 12-9

1672 Mission Drive; 805 937-9801 Fr-Sa 12-10 X X

Baehner-Fournier Vineyard – tasted at Wandering Dog

1539 Mission Dr, Solvang; 805-688-7118 Daily 11-7 X X

Blackjack Ranch – Solvang

Th-Mo

2205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412 11-5 X X

Buttonwood Farm – Solvang

Daily

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

CARIVINTAS WINERY – Solvang Sun-Wed 12-7

476 First St; 805 693-4331 Thu-Sat 12-10 X X

Dascomb Cellars – Solvang Mon, Thu, Fri 2-7

1659 Copenhagen Dr, C; 805 691-9175 Sat-Sun 12-7 X X

Gioia - Solvang – 805 689-7219 By Appt X X

Harrison Clarke Wine - Solvang

By

2825 Tapadero Rd; 805 686-0850 Appt X X

LINCOURT VINEYARDS – Solvang Daily

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

LIONS PEAK VNYDS – Solvang Mon-Thu 11-7

1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 Fri-Sun 11-9 X X

Lucas & Lewellen – Solvang

Daily

1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 11-6 X X

Mission Meadow– Solvang Mon-Thur 11-5:30

1659 Copenhagen Dr, 805 693-1344 extended hrs wknds 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 10:30-5 X X

Royal Oaks – Solvang

Daily

1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 10-5 X X

Rusack Vineyard – Solvang

Daily

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

Sevtap Winery – Solvang Daily 11-8

1576 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-9200 Fri-Sat til 9 X X

Shoestring Winery – Solvang

Fr-Su

800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612 10-4 X X

SORT THIS OUT CELLARS – Solvang Sun-Thu 10-7

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

Tastes of the Valleys – Solvang Su-Th 12-8

1672 Mission Drive; 805 688-7111 Fr-Sa 12-10 X X

Toccata (Mandolina) Wines – Solvang Daily

1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506 11-5:30 X X

Valley Vino Wine Bar & Merchant – Solvang Sun-Thu 12-8

1557 Mission Dr; 805-691-9548 Fri-Sat 12-10X X

VIKING GARDEN CELLARS – Solvang Open until

448 Alisal Road, Suite E; 805 688-2670 9pm X X

WANDERING DOG WINE BAR – Solvang

1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 Daily 11-8ish X X

William James– at Taste of the Valleys Su-Th 12-8

1672 Mission Drive; 805 688-7111 Fr-Sa 12-10 X X

S A N T A Y N E Z

Bridlewood Estate – Santa Ynez

Daily

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

Carr Tasting Room– Santa Ynez

Daily

3563 Numancia St, #101; 805-688-5757 11-6 X X

Central California Wines – Santa Ynez Wed-Sun 12-5

3553 Sagunto St, Ste A; 805 691-4094 Fri-Sat 12-6 X X

FONTES & PHILLIPS – Santa Ynez Thu-Mon 11-5

3630 Sagunto St. Ste A1; 805 688-2200 or by appt. X X

Gainey Vineyard – Santa Ynez

Daily

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

Happy Canyon Vnyds – Santa Ynez By

805-686-0850 Appt X X

Harrison Clarke – Santa Ynez

By

805-892-9711 Appt X X

Imagine Wine – Santa Ynez

Daily

3563 Numancia #103; 805-688-1769 11-5 X X

Kalyra Winery – Santa Ynez Mo-Fr 11-5

343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864 Sa-Su 10-5 X X

Refugio Ranch – Santa Ynez

By

3790 Via Rancheros; 805-686-0840 Appt X X

Reeves Ranch Vineyard – Santa Ynez By

4000 W. Oak Trail Rd; 805 688-7245 Appt X X

Roblar Winery – Santa Ynez Sat-Sun 11-5

3010 Roblar Ave; 805-686-2603 Mon-Fri 11-4 X X

Sunstone – Santa Ynez

Daily

125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463 11-5 X X

Vogelzang Vineyard – Happy Canyon By

805 568-0900 Appt X X

S A N T A B A R B A R A

Au Bon Climat – Santa Barbara

Daily

813 Anacapa St; 805 966-9463 Noon-6 X X

Carr Vineyards – Santa Barbara Daily 11-6

414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985 Thu-Sat 11-8 X X

CONWAY FAMILY – at Deep Sea Daily 11-7

217 G Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara; 805 618-1185 X X

CORKS N’ CROWNS– Santa Barbara Daily

32 Anacapa St; 805-845-8600 11-6 X X

Cottonwood Canyon – Santa Barbara Thu-Mon

224 Anacapa St, Ste 1A; 805-963-1221 10:30-6 X X

DEEP SEA TASTING RM – Santa Barbara Daily

217 G Stearns Wharf; 805 618-1185 11-7 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

Grassini Family – Santa Barbara Open 12-6pm

813 Anacapa St, #6; 805-897-3366 Closed Tues-Wed X X

Jaffurs Wine Cellars– Santa Barbara Win Fri-Mon 11-5

819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 Sum Daily 11-5 X X

Kalyra by the Sea – Santa Barbara Mo-Th 12-7

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

Kunin Wines – Santa Barbara

Daily

28 Anacapa St, Suite A; 805 963-9633 11-6 X X

Margerum – Santa Barbara

Daily

813 Anacapa St; 805 966-9463 Noon-6 X X

Municipal Wine Co – Santa Barbara Daily

28 Anacapa Street; 805 931-6864 11-6 X X

Oreana Winery – Santa Barbara

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

Santa Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara Daily

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

Sanguis Wines – Santa Barbara

Fri-Mon

8 Ashley Ave; 805 845-0920 By Appt X X

Silver Wines – Santa Barbara

By

724 Reddick St; 805-963-3052 Appt X X

Summerland – Summerland

Daily

2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE 11-7 X X

Whitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara Fri-Sun 12-4

36A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-730-1680 Mon-Thu By Appt X X

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

Wed-Sun

126 N. 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

Four Brix – Ventura Sat/Sun 12-5

2290 Eastman Ave #109; 805-256-6006 Fri 4-8 X X

Giessinger Winery – Fillmore Mon-Thur 11-5

365 Santa Clara St; 805-524-5000 Fri-Sun 11-6:30 X X

Herzog Wine Cellars – Oxnard Sun-Thu 10:30-9

3201 Camino Del Sol; 805-938-1560 Fri 10:30-5 X X

Labrynth Winery – Ventura Wed-Sun 11:30-8

607 East Main St, Ste D; 805-585-2238 X X

Magnavino Cellars – Downtown Oxnard Sat-Sun

961 N. Rice Ave; 805 938-2500 11-6 X X

Ojai Beverage Co. & Tasting Rm – Ojai Daily

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

Old Creek Ranch Winery – Ojai Valley Daily

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

Rancho Ventavo Cellars – Oxnard Fri-Sun 11-6

741 South “A” Street, 805 483-8084 And By Appt X X

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