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CENTRAL COAST:

SERVING SAN LUIS OBISPO

& SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES

YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST WINE, GETAWAYS, THINGS TO DO & EVENTS

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AUGUST 9, 2007

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AUGUST 9, 2007 • ISSUE 12 – VOLUME 1

WINE COUNTRY NEWS

Wine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7

ON THE COVER

EOS Estate Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

PASO ROBLES WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

SAN LUIS OBISPO WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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PREFERRED

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B A CK RO ADS

WINERIES 23

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Wild Coyote Estate Winery

Grey Wolf Cellars

SANTA MARIA VALLEY WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

SOLVANG, LOS OLIVOS, SANTA YNEZ WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . .26

SANTA BARBARA WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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PASO ROBLES

ONGOING MONDAYS

Jam Night at Divine Appointment

Share your talent with others

6:30pm, 805-237-0054, Paso Robles

www.divineappointmentguitars.com

ONGOING FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

Artist’s Reception at Sylvester Winery

Each month a new local artist will be featured

4-7pm, 805-227-4000, Paso Robles

ONGOING 2007

2007 Winery Music Awards

Elimination round competition of musicians

4-9pm, info@winerymusicawards.com

• August 11: Booker Winery

• September 15: Silver Horse Winery

• Final Competion

October 7: River Oaks Hot Springs

ONGOING

Concerts in the Park

Music, wine and hors d’oeuvres

5:30pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robles

www.pasoroblesdowntown.org

• August 10: Monte Mills Band

• August 17: Mighty Croon Dogs

• August 24: John Neira & Friends

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Wine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine Bar

Local winemaker featured each week

5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154, Paso Robles

www.vinotecawinebar.com

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Templeton Farmers’ Market

Fresh fruit, flowers & vegetables

9am-12:30pm, 805-239-6535, Templeton

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Paso Robles Farmers’ Market

Country farm and craft market

8am-12:30pm, 805-237-9254, Paso Robles

ONGOING

Art Exhibits at Castoro Cellars

10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton

www.castorocellars.com

• August: Pat Cairn - Watercolors

• September: RW Goetting - Oils

★ AUGUST 10

Justin Vineyards Annual

Wine Society Gala Guest Chef Dinner

Featuring Chef Paul Kahan of Blackbird

6:30pm, $150/$120 Wine Society, Paso Robles

805-238-6932, www.justinwine.com

AUGUST 11

9th Annual Winemakers’ Invitational Cook-Off

Benefit of vintners from many wineries prepare

cuisine to pair with their fine wine wines.

5pm, $75, 805-226-5674, Paso Robles

River Oaks Hot Springs & Spa

www.winemakerscookoff.com

AUGUST 11 - OCTOBER 20

Garretson Wine Company University

Series of tasting classes that will benefit

wine lovers of all levels

805-239-2074, Garretson Wine Company

Paso Robles, www.garretsonwines.com

★ AUGUST 11

Day at the Races at EOS Winery

Trophy Truck Champion Ryan Arciero brings

Baja off-road racing to EOS Winery

Enjoy racing, great food and fine wines

11am-4:30pm, 800-249-WINE

www.eosvintage.com

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★ AUGUST 12

Lazy Locals Concert at Castoro -

Chumash Music & History

1-4pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles

www.castorocellars.com

AUGUST 17

Summer Concert Series at Bianchi

Featuring the Mighty Croon Dogs

6-pm, 805-226-9922, $20/per person

Paso Robles, www.bianchi.com

★ AUGUST 18

FOW at Eberle Winery

Once a year party for Eberle Winery’s

Far Out Wine members, Paso Robles

805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com

★ AUGUST 18

Outdoor Summer Concert at Castoro Cellars

Peppino d’Agostino, 7pm, $20

888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com

★ AUGUST 18

Cinema e Vino Paradiso

House Boat at Rio Seco

Great wines & a classic movie under the stars

Tuscan-style dinner, fine wine & a classic film

$75, Paso Robles, 805-238-0095

www.cinemaevino.com, www.riosecowine.com

AUGUST 24

Olive Festival – Pre-Festival Social Mixer

5:30-7:30pm, 1311 Park St., Paso Robles

805-238-4108, www.pasoolivefestival.com

AUGUST 25

4th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival

Olive Tasting, music, art and fun

10am-5pm, Paso Robles

www.pasoolivefestival.com, 805-238-4103

★ AUGUST 25

Outdoor Summer Concert at Castoro Cellars

Nathan McEuen Benefit Outdoor Concert

7pm, $20, 888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com

Proceeds benefit Escuela del Rio

★ AUGUST 25

Summertime Artisan Cheese Seminar

Eberle Winery transformed into a Tuscan cellar!

Paso Robles, RSVP 805-238-9607

www.eberlewinery.com

★ AUGUST 25

Far Out Wineries

Adelaida Schoolhouse Fund Raiser

BBQ with 16 Far Out Wineries pouring fine wines

7-10pm, 805-237-0138, Carmody McKnight

Paso Robles, www.pasowine.com

SEPTEMBER 1

5th Annual Cellar Sale at Meridian

Great case discounts with gift glass

12-5pm, 805-226-7131, Paso Robles

www.meridianvineyards.com

★ SEPTEMBER 1

Labor Day Weekend BBQ at Opolo

Enjoy a traditional delicious BBQ

12-4pm, 805-238-9593, www.opolo.com

SEPTEMBER 7

Afternoon with Cahoots – Meridian Vineyards

Sample tidbits by local caterer with fine wines

12-5pm, Paso Robles

805-226-7131, www.meridanvineyards.com

★ SEPTEMBER 8

West Fest 2007 at Peachy Canyon

Great food, wine & music from 13 wineries

2-6pm, $40, Paso Robles, www.westfest.com

★ SEPTEMBER 9

Lazy Local Concerts at Castoro Cellars

Jesse Nolan, 1-4pm, Templeton

888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com

SEPTEMBER 14

Summer Concert Series at Bianchi

6-pm, 805-226-9922, $20/per person

Paso Robles, www.bianchi.com

SEPTEMBER 15

Taste of Downtown Paso Robles

28 restaurants tastes, Wine & music

3pm-6pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robles

www.pasoroblesdowntown.org

SEPTEMBER 15

Arte' de Tiza – Sidewalk Chalk Art

Great art, music and fun

8am, City Park Paso Robles

www.pasoroblesdowntown.org

★ SEPTEMBER 22

9th Annual Grape Stomp

Come celebrate harvest with EOS

12-4:30pm, EOS Estate Winery

805-239-2562, www.eosvintage.com

★ SEPTEMBER 26

Castoro Cellars Wine Club Appreciation BBQ

Bring a guest & enjoy complementary BBQ,

music & great wine, seating is limited

888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles

www.castorocellars.com

★ SEPTEMBER 29

Outdoor Summer Concert at Castoro Cellars

Druha Trava, 7pm, $20, 888-DAM-FINE

www.castorocellars.com

★ SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 1

13th Annual Men’s Golf Tournament

EOS Golf Tournament at Hunter Ranch

$475pp, 805-239-2562, must have USGA index

OCTOBER 19

Harvest Festival Weekend Kickoff at Bianchi

Featuring music by The JD Project

Prime rib dinner paired with Bianchi's fine wines

6pm, 805-226-9922, Paso Robles

$75/per person $65/Lakeside Club Members

Reservations required, www.bianchi.com

OCTOBER 20-21

Harvest Festival Weekend at Bianchi

Barrel samples, comlimentary appetizers

6pm, 805-226-9922, Paso Robles

www.bianchi.com

ARROYO GRANDE

ONGOING

Visit Historic Buildings in Arroyo Grande

Sat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm, 805-473-5077

Arroyo Grande

ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER

Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concerts

Concerts at the Rotary Bandstand, bring

picnic baskets & enjoy a variety of music

1pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande

www.arroyograndevillage.org

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market

Farm fresh produce, music, & arts & crafts

12-2:30pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande

www.arroyograndevillage.org

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Learn How to Make Ice Cream

Enjoy a 30 minute skit about ice cream

where you help create new flavors

7pm, Arroyo Grande, 805-474-4068

www.docburnsteins.com

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SEPTEMBER 28-29

70th Annual Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival

Arts, crafts, parade, fine wine and food booths

11am, 805-489-1488, Arroyo Grande

www.arroyograndevillage.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO

ONGOING

Christopher Cohan Center

Performing Arts Center – San Luis Obispo

805-756-2787, www.pacslo.org

• Aug 10-12: Jesus Christ Superstar

• Aug 13 Annual Recital-Stepping Up

• Sept 28: Franz Liszt Chamber

• Sept 29: George Carlin

ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31

Hearst Castle Garden Tour

Enjoy a special tour of the Hearst Castle

focusing on the gardens including Neptune’s

pool & wine cellar, San Simeon

800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.com

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Art Gallery Events “Art After Dark”

Various art galleries stay open late & host

artist receptions with wine & cheese

5-9pm, 805-544-9251, San Luis Obispo

www.sloartcouncil.org

ONGOING FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves

Art, crafts, children’s activities, music & more

on beautiful bluffs over looking the ocean

10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, Pismo Beach

www.pismochamber.com

ONGOING

Art Demonstrations by Fine Artists

Non-profit art gallery exhibit of local artists

7pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Bay

www.morrobayartassociation.org

ONGOING

San Luis Obispo Art Center Show

Constantly rotating exhibits in all media

11am-5pm, 805-481-3991, San Luis Obispo

www.sloartcenter.org

★ ONGOING TUESDAYS

2-oz. Tuesdays at Taste

Weekly drink specials

10am-9pm, San Luis Obispo

805-269-TASTE, www.taste.com

★ ONGOING TUESDAYS

Wine Down Wednesdays at Taste

Featured weekly winery

10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE

San Luis Obispo, www.taste.com

ONGOING

Adventures with Nature

Docent guided walks – Morro Bay State Park

Museum of Natural History

805-772-2694, www.ccnha.org

Various hikes throughout the summer including;

Chumash Bloody Nose Trail, Fast Hike to

Valencia Peak, Hazard Reef, Rookery Wonders,

Exploring Oceano Lagoon and Morro Rock hikes

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Art on the Beach at Avila Beach

Artists paint & present their work

10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach Pier

ONGOING

Morro Bay Art Association

Classes, demostrations and workshops

12-3:30pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Bay

ONGOING

Central Coast Outdoor Day Hikes

Sat/Sun, 888-873-5610, Morro Bay

www.centralcoastoutdoors.com

ONGOING

Art Center Collection

Rotating exhibits of works by popular artists

10am-5pm, 805-543-8562, San Luis Obispo

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ONGOING

Champagne Sunday Brunch on a Cruise Ship

11am-12:30pm, $30, 805-772-2257, Morro Bay

ONGOING MONDAYS

Wine Tasting at Wine Cottage Bistro

Featuring regional & varietal tastings

5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Orcutt

ONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Morro Bay Embarcadero Art Walk

Art galleries’ open house receptions

5-8pm, 805-772-1068, Morro Bay

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Wine Tasting at The Loading Dock

Live music, wine and food

7-10pm, $5, 805-934-3471, San Luis Obispo

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Fishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro Bay

Fresh seasonal fruit, crafts & musicians

3-6pm, 800-231-0592, Morro Bay

ONGOING

A Murder Mystery Dinner

Enjoy parody of Bewitched with dinner & wine

5pm, Spyglass Restaurant, Shell Beach

805-489-3875, www.murderinmind.com

ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 11

Central Coast Shakespeare Festival

Classics performed in outdoor theater

805-546-4224, San Luis Obispo

www.ccshakes.org

ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 31

Pick Your Own Berries

Enjoy treats at scenic Elings Park

5:30-8pm, 805-688-8969, San Luis Obispo

AUGUST 17

SloFolks Concerts – Peppino d’Augustino

7pm, $20, 805-772-2880, Morro Bay

Coalesce Bookstore, www.slofolks.org

AUGUST 18

“King of the Mountain” Bike Race

Food booths music and more

805-543-3000, www.sanluisobispo

AUGUST 25

Stone Soup Music Faire

Many diverse cultures portrayed in music

11am, 805-489-9091, San Luis Obispo

www.sanluisobispocounty.com

SEPTEMBER 1-3

Pinedorado Days

Art show, BBQ, food and wine booths

10am, 805-927-3624, Cambria

www.cambriachamber.org

SEPTEMBER 2

SLO Pops Concert by the Sea

Enjoy great music outdoors & fine wines

4pm, $15, 805-543-3533, Avila Beach

SEPTEMBER 15-16

Italian Street Painting Festival

Original & copies of great art on the street

10am, 805-781-2777, San Luis Obispo

www.smcoc.nit.cc

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON

ONGOING

Santa Maria Valley Railroad

805-922-7941, Santa Maria, www.smvrr.com

Elegant excursions featuring five-star gourmet meals

ONGOING MONDAYS

Wine Tasting at Wine Cottage Bistro

Featuring regional & varietal tastings

5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Santa Maria

ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 12

Friday Night Wine Downs

at Cottowood Canyon Winery

Great music, fine wine, food & fun, Santa Maria

805-937-8463, www.cottonwoodcanyon.com

ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 12

Traditional & Transition: The California

Missions at Betteravia Gallery

10am-6pm, 805-568-3994, Santa Maria

AUGUST 20-11

The Real Thing

Tom Stoppard’s play examines love & marriage

805-922-8313, Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, www.hancockcollege.edu

SEPTEMBER 8

5th Annual All Ford Car Show & Swap Meet

Great cars, BBQ, toy Model A races & more!

805-922-3151, Santa Maria, www.santamaria.com

SEPTEMBER 9

"Overture in Ambrosia"

Silent auction, wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres, free

805-937-5668, Ambrosia Restaurant, Santa Maria

LOS OLIVOS

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Wildling Art Museum - Free Friday Flicks

Free movie & snacks with discussion afterward

7pm, 805-688-1082, Los Olivos

www.wildlingmuseum.org

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Los Olivos Café - Wine Teaser Wednesdays

Taste 5 selected wine with appetizers

6:30pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos

www.losolivoscafe.com

August 1: Spanish Sensations (Viva la Fiesta!)

August 8: Seductive Sauvignon Blancs

August 15: Whites Around the World

August 22: Chardonnay Classics

August 29: Local Italian Stallions

September 5: Zany Zinfandels

ONGOING THURSDAYS

Fess Parker’s Wine Country Sing Along

Sing along with Fess & Marcy, 8:30-10:30pm

Los Olivos , 805-688-7788, www.syvva.com

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Wildling Art Museum Free Friday Flicks

7pm, 805-688-1082, Los Olivos

AUGUST 18

"Quick Draw" Art Festival

10am, Los Olivos

www.losolivosca.com, 805-693-1233

LOMPOC

ONGOING SATURDAYS

Olde Towne Market in Lompoc

Great food, wine & music, Lompoc

805-736-4567, www.lompocrecord.com

AUGUST 6-10

Build a Painting

Painting workshop from start to finish

10am-12pm, Los Olivos Wildling Museum

www.wildlingmuseum.org, 805-688-1082

AUGUST 25

Chumash Village Day

Live like the Chumash Indians did!

805-733-3713, Lompoc

www.lapurisimamission.org

SOLVANG

ONGONG LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Lucas & Lewellen Summer Fridays

Enjoy wine and cheese pairings with

live jazz band “The Buzz”

6-8pm, $10, free to wine club members

888-777-6663, Solvang, www.llwine.com

ONGOING

PCPA Theater

8pm, 805-922-8313, Solvang, www.pcpa.org

• Through Aug 12: Kiss Me Kate

• Aug 17-Sept 14: The Real Thing

• Aug 31-Sept 23: Urinetown

ONGOING

Quicksilver Miniature Horse Farm

Visit Solvang horse farm with beautiful vistas

10am–3pm, 805-686-4002, Solvang

ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER

Music on the Green

Fun and music for the entire family

5:30pm, Solvang, www.syvva.com

ONGOING

Solvang Farmers’ Market

Fresh produce, flowers and foods

2:30-6pm, 805-962-5354, Solvang

www.sbfarmersmarket.org

ONGOING FRIDAYS

Wine Tasting on the Patio

Live guitar music along with fine wines

5:30-7pm, 800-624-5572, Solvang

www.royalscandinavianinn.com

ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 12

A Body of Work

Art work from the Seyburn Zothian Studio

4pm, 805-686-1211, Elverhoj Museum

Solvang, www.elverhoj.org

AUGUST 11

Honeywood Old Mission Wine Co.

Meet the winemaker & taste select vintages

11am-5pm, 805-686-9323, Solvang

AUGUST 25

Wheels ‘n Windmills Car Show

Over 200 cars, trucks & motorcycles, 8am-4pm

Solvang, 805-688-6112, www.solvangusa.com

SANTA YNEZ

ONGOING WEEKENDS

Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise

Guided 2 hour cruise with wildlife and geology

$15, 805-686-505, Cachuma Lake

www.cachuma.com

ONGOING MONDAYS

Maverick Saloon Blind Draw Darts

Santa Barbara Darts Association

Enjoy BBQ and darts, 7pm, 805-686-4785

Santa Ynez, www.mavericksaloon.org

ONGOING

Chumash Casino Concerts

800-585-3737, Santa Ynez

www.chumashcasino.com

• August 9: Temptations & Tops

• August 24: UB40

• August 30: Heart

ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3

Exhibit "Los Olivos – 120 Years Young"

Featuring model train scale diorama

805-688-7889, $10, Santa Ynez

www.solvangusa.com

ONGOING

Cachuma Lake Nature Walk

Naturalists lead walk on the Oak Canyon Trail

10-11:30am, $6, 805-688-4515, Santa Ynez

www.cachuma.com

ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31

Cachuma Lake Nature Cruises

Observe wildlife easily on 48 foot boat

805-686-5050, www.sbparks.org

AUGUST 11

Free Country Western Concert

Presented by Maverick Saloon & KRAZ-105.9

3-6pm, 805-686-4785, Santa Ynez

www.mavericksaloon.org

SANTA BARBARA

ONGOING SUNDAYS

Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show

Featering all types of arts, craft & jewelry

10am–6pm, 805-897-1982, East Beach Pier

www.sbaacs.com

ONGOING

Backstage Tours at Lobero Theater

Guided tours upon request, Santa Barbara

805-996-4946, www.loberotheater.com

ONGOING

Touristorica – Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Guided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past

10am-12pm, 805-965-6307, Santa Barbara

ONGOING

Ty Warner Sea Center

Explore creatures of the sea

805-962-2526, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

www.sbnature.org/seacenter

ONGOING

Lobero Theatre

805-963-0761, Santa Barbara, www.lobero.com

August 9: Bobby Caldwell

August 10: Chamberfest

August 11: Academy Festival Orchestra

August 18: Alejandro Escovedo

August 27: Dave Brubeck

August 30: Jerry Douglas with the Wrights

ONGOING

Surfing Lessons

Enjoy an exciting day in the water

805-898-0671, Santa Barbara

www.sbadventureco.com

ONGOING

Planetarium Shows at

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

805-682-4711, www.sbnature.com

• Exploring the Spring Sky

• Cosmic Safari

• Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket

ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30

Butterflies Alive

Watch butterflies up close as they flutter about

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

10am-5pm, $8, 805-569-3170, Santa Barbara

www.sbnature.org

ONGOING THURSDAYS IN AUGUST

Nite Moves

Annual summer sunset run/swim race series

805-564-8879, Leadbetter Beach

www.runsantabarbara.com

AUGUST 9

Pacific Sound Music in the Park

Enjoy great A Cappella music, bring a picnic

6pm, 805-897-1982, Chase Palm Park

Santa Barbara, www.santabarbaraca.gov

AUGUST 18-19

International Dance, Music & Art Festival

Dance lessons, crafts, music & more

11am-7pm, 966-6950, Santa Barbara

www.sbdancealliance.org

AUGUST 19

Somos Son – Cuban Salsa

Learn dances from around the world

6-7pm, 805-966-6950, Santa Barbara

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The winery’s

spacious tasting

room is in the

midst of Paso

Robles’ resurgent

downtown at

1244 Pine Street,

Suite A.

MIDLIFE CRISIS WINERY

A Knack for Producing Quality Wine Inspired a Passion Pursued

By Dave Wilcox

It’s impossible to say Midlife Crisis Winery

without smiling a little bit. Most of us at

some point have daydreamed about

chucking it all and pursuing our passion.

Actually, Kevin and Jill Mittan didn’t chuck

it all. They’ve still got their day jobs. They

have, however, successfully pursued their

passion of making wine.

A typical weekend begins with the couples’

two Australian Shepherds, Roo and Sydney,

jumping into the back of Jill’s Subaru Forrester

and the foursome makes the 3-1/2-hour drive

from the San Fernando Valley to Paso Robles.

Often, Jill will be pouring Midlife Crisis wines

at a tasting event, while Kevin is tending to

business in Paso Robles. Or vice-versa.

A booming real estate market in 2004 triggered

a whirlwind three months during which

the Mittans transformed their winemaking

hobby in the garage of their suburban Los

Angeles home into a Paso Robles winery. In the

space of about 90 days, the couple sold their

home, found a smaller residence in the L.A.

area, found 22 acres in Paso Robles and

became a bonded winery.

By September 2004, the Midlife Crisis

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Winery had its first crush and, as the Mittan’s

say on their fun website, “second thoughts

were not an option anymore!”

“If we stopped to take a breath during that

time,” Kevin Mittan reflected recently, “I don’t

know what we would’ve done.”

Both Kevin and Jill work in the postproduction

world of the entertainment

industry — “definitely in the background,”

says Kevin — and neither saw themselves

working the same jobs for the next 30 years. If

not a full-fledged mid-life crisis, Kevin said

they asked themselves, “What do we want to

do with the rest of our lives”

“Both of us knew we really wanted to do

something in retirement.”

As home winemakers, the couple developed

an unmistakable knack for producing

quality wine. Those garage wines earned more

than 60 regional and international awards,

including a gold medal at the Mid-State Fair.

Much of the fruit they used was sourced from

the Paso Robles area, so they looked to this

region when they decided to start a winery.

“We’ve always liked the wines from up

here,” said Kevin, sitting in the Midlife Crisis

tasting room in downtown Paso Robles, less

than a block from the city’s park. “There’s so

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much really good, quality fruit in the Paso

Robles area.”

The winery continues to use Paso Robles

grapes exclusively in for all their varietals,

which range from Zinfandel, Syrah,

Sangiovese, Merlot and Barbera to Pinot Grigio

and Chardonnay.

So, about the name

Mittan credits his brother-in-law. The

couple’s homemade wine was bottled under a

label bearing the name Vanalden – the street

where they lived at the time. That was out.

They also ruled out any permutations of their

own names.

“Chateau This” or “Villa That” didn’t appeal

to them, either.

In the midst of their decision-making, Jill’s

brother sent an email saying essentially if

you’re going through a mid-life crisis “wouldn’t

sports cars have been cheaper.”

The idea stuck.

It’s certainly memorable, but the whimsical

name doesn’t mean the Mittans aren’t serious

about winemaking.

“We knew we’d have to prove ourselves

because of the funny name of the winery,” said

Kevin.

Prove themselves they have, with Midlife


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Kevin and

Jill Mittan

with their

two Australian

Shepherds,

Roo and Sydney

Crisis wines winning multiple honors and – perhaps more importantly

– selling briskly.

The 2004 vintage – the winery’s first – is sold out.

Like most good winemakers, the Mittans know it’s impossible to

produce quality wine using inferior fruit. They seek out proven vineyards

to ensure top-notch grapes.

“What we really try to do is let the wine make itself as much as

possible.”

That said, Kevin Mittan believes in making fruit-forward wines that

are drinkable earlier. He tells the story of a person who insisted that one

of Mid-Life’s 2004 wines was a 2002 vintage. Of course, Midlife Crisis

didn’t get bonded until 2004.

Midlife Crisis features a robust blend bottled under the label Roo

Boy Red made with Petite Sirah, Merlot and Tempranillo.

“When people try it they’re pretty blown away,” Mittan said of the

wine, which is named for one of the Mittans’ two Australian Shepherds.

On the other end of the spectrum is a Pinot Grigio, which Mittan

said he makes in a fashion that surprises most tasters with a creamy,

vanilla coconut finish, while retaining the crispness typical of the varietal.

The Mittans jump-started the winery in 2004, producing 800 cases.

That number grew to 1,500 with the 2005 vintage and 2,200 in 2006.

“We’re trying to get to 5,000 cases as soon as we can,” said Kevin.

They want to remain hands-on winemakers.

The winery’s spacious tasting room is in the midst of Paso Robles’

resurgent downtown, with a number of well-reviewed restaurants

within easy strolling distance. The city park – which hosts, among

other events, the annual Paso Robles Wine Festival – is usually busy on

the weekends.

Walls in the tasting room feature local artists’ work that are for sale

and a handful of tables are available for visitors to relax.

The tasting room is at 1244 Pine Street, Suite A, and is open every

Thursday to Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can get more information

by calling (805) 237-8730, or visiting the Midlife Crisis Winery

website at www.midlifecrisiswinery.com.

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EOS – Quality Wines at a Unique Destination

Located in the premier growing region of Paso Robles, the EOS

Estate Winery has become a leading producer of award-winning

varietal wines and a destination spot for travelers. The spectacular

104,000-square-foot Romanesque facility is surrounded by 700

acres of beautiful estate vineyards.

It all began with the arrival of Phil and Frank Arciero in the late

1930s from Italy to Southern California as mere boys. Having never

spoken English, they worked their way up in the construction

industry and eventually started their own construction company in

Southern California.

In addition, they always enjoyed auto racing and farming, and

Frank discovered the Paso Robles area on his trips from the south to

the racetrack near Monterey. Paso Robles reminded him of the gently

rolling hills of his childhood home south of Rome. From this they

began to realize a dream, and in 1982 purchased 200 acres and

planted their first vineyard. The Arciero construction company began

construction of the winery in 1985, which is modeled after the

ancient Benedictine monastery Montecassino in Italy, and one year

later, their dream was born.

Never content to rest on past accomplishments, in 1996, the

Arciero Family along with General Manager and Partner Kerry Vix

launched an entirely new winemaking operation within the existing

facility: EOS Estate Winery.

Eos was the name given to the “Goddess of the Dawn” in Greek

mythology. The legend was that every morning Eos lifted the sun over

the horizon to start a new day. It symbolizes the dawning of a new era:

a return to classical winemaking techniques with a focus on handcrafted

traditional quality.

The production of EOS wines is unique in many ways. Prior to

planting, each vineyard row is deep trenched to the depth of five feet

to allow water and roots to effectively penetrate the compacted earth.

Proper clonal selection of vines is determined based upon terroir and

targeted flavor profile. Throughout the growing season, special attention

is paid to leaf removal and crop thinning. Drip irrigation is

employed for complete control of limited watering regime for the

vines.

A 24,000-square-foot, temperature- and humidity-controlled

barrel storage facility was built in 1999 to accommodate the winery’s

growing number of French and American oak barrels, necessary for

the production of world-class wines.

All EOS Estate wines are handcrafted by Director of Winemaking

Leslie Melendez. Leslie concentrates on producing food-friendly

wines that emphasize balance, elegance and pure fruit flavor.

One of California’s fastest growing wine brands, the Estate Bottled

EOS portfolio includes Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet

Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Merlot and two stunning dessert

wines – a Late Harvest Moscato called “Tears of Dew” and an Estate

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Zinfandel Port – both with award-winning packaging.

Available since 1997, EOS wines have already garnered significant

awards. Most recently the EOS 2004 Zinfandel received a Gold medal

and 94 points, while the EOS 2006 “Tears of Dew” Late Harvest

Moscato received a Double Gold medal, Best of Class Region and 98

points, both in the 2007 California State Fair Wine Competition.

In 2000, the EOS line expanded with the introduction of the EOS

“Cupa Grandis” Grand Barrel Reserve program. Featuring grapes

sourced from the top EOS Estate Chardonnay and Petite Sirah vineyard

blocks, the wines are handcrafted using the world’s finest

cooperage. The Cupa Grandis Chardonnay is fermented and aged in

100-percent new Louis Latour French oak, considered one of the

finest in the world, and the Petite Sirah uses a selection of barrels from

specific forests in France and America, chosen by Leslie Melendez.

The Cupa Grandis line has received numerous awards and accolades.

The Cupa Grandis 2003 Chardonnay received 93 points /Taster’s

Choice Selection, and was called “One of the Top 10 California

Chardonnay’s of 2005” in The Wine News. The Cupa Grandis 2003

Petite Sirah received 94 points and a gold medal in the 2007 California

State Fair Wine Competition and 93 points in the August issue

of Wine & Spirits magazine.

All of these world-class wines can be tasted in the expansive EOS

tasting room – known as the “Mediterranean Marketplace” – at 5626

Highway 46 West in Paso Robles. Visitors can enjoy old-world

ambiance while surveying the unique, carefully selected collection of

gourmet foods, fine gifts and a surprising racing car exhibit. Beyond

the tasting room there are lovely rose gardens, stately Italian architecture,

and lush picnic areas to explore, as well as fascinating, selfguided

tours of the wine production facility.

The tasting room is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

summer weekends). For more information, visit www.eosvintage.com

or call 1-800-249-WINE (9463) for information.


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BAILEYANA, tangent

One Roof, Very Different Wines

by Dave Wilcox

Like a sibling in a family full of high

achievers, the Sauvignon Blanc being

produced by Baileyana Winery needed to

carve out its own identity. That, in a

nutshell, is what inspired third-generation

Edna Valley grape-growing pioneers John

Niven and Michael Blaney to create

tangent.

“Our Sauvignon Blanc is fabulous,” said

Niven, the grandson of Jack and Catharine

Niven, among the first to plant wine

grapes in the Edna Valley more than 30

years ago. But, he said, “it sort of was the

‘red-headed step-child’” among the

Baileyana lineup.

“We were so passionate about the wine,

we felt that it needed to be its own star.”

Such is the stuff of inspiration.

With Sauvignon Blanc as the flagship

carrying the banner proclaiming “life

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beyond Chardonnay,” Niven, Blaney and

winemaker Christian Roguenant created

tangent, producing nothing but alternative

white varietals bottled under screwcap to

showcase the eight-mile-long Edna Valley’s

cool climate and unique soils.

“It takes unoakened Chardonnay to a

whole next level,” said Niven.

Not that Niven has anything against

Chardonnay. On the contrary, Chardonnay

has been Baileyana’s focus since Niven’s

grandmother, Catharine Niven, planted a

3.5-acre vineyard in her front yard and

founded the winery. And Chardonnay

remains an integral part of the winery’s

identity.

Indeed, Baileyana and tangent co-exist

as separate, but equal brands under one

roof, each highly focused with its own

unique identity.

“The two wineries represent an evolution

as we take our wine making efforts to

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the next level,” said Niven.

At Baileyana, the focus is on Grand

Firepeak Cuvee: ultra-premium estate

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah from

the winery’s Firepeak Vineyard. The vineyard

is nestled against Islay Mountain, the

last in a chain of seven extinct volcanoes.

“Firepeak Vineyard represents over 30

years of grape-growing knowledge” in

Edna Valley, said Niven.

tangent, as its name suggests, is a departure

from Baileyana’s enduring, classical

wines. Sleek and sophisticated, tangent’s

modern approach to grapegrowing and

winemaking complements the Baileyana

brand. The stylistic differences are

embodied in the respective labels, with

Baileyana’s Grand Firepeak Cuvee evoking

an oaky warmth, while the tangent

bottlings are crisp, clean and fresh.

What both have in common, said

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wines that “over-deliver for the price.” The trio of Grand Firepeak

Cuvee offerings are among the best values on the market for estate

wines from a designated vineyard.

The decision to launch tangent came in 2005. At the time,

Baileyana was producing nine different wines under its label.

“That didn’t really send a clear message of what this winery is

all about,” summed up Niven. The family hired Roguenant, who

enthusiastically embraced the tangent concept and oversaw

construction of the winery’s state-of-the-art production facility. It

is especially geared to the production of world-class Pinot Noir (a

wine demanding delicate handling) and Syrah.

Niven pointed out that local wine lovers devoted to Baileyana’s

Edna Valley Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc – and there are

legions – will still be able to find it throughout San Luis Obispo

County. The Grand Firepeak Cuvee wines are intended for distribution

on a statewide national, and international scale.

The Baileyana and tangent tasting room is located at the

restored historic one-room Independence Schoolhouse built in

1909 at 5828 Orcutt Road in San Luis Obispo. Visit the website

www.baileyana-tangent.com.

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WILD COYOTE WINERY

Maintaining a Creative Balance

by Dave Wilcox

Balance is an integral concept in Gianni

Manucci’s life, influencing everything

from architectural style and his

sculpting to the importance he places on

family and friends and, finally, to his winemaking.

Wild Coyote Winery is a testament to

Manucci’s creative balance, providing visitors

with a mystical retreat echoing an ancient

Southwestern adobe village. It’s a slice of

New Mexico on a hillside west of Paso

Robles, complete with panoramic views and

a secluded courtyard where bed-and-breakfast

guests can relax under a star-studded sky.

The authentic feel of Wild Coyote’s southwestern

style is no accident. Much of the

material used in the construction of the

tasting room and the five casitas that make up

the bed-and-breakfast were brought from

New Mexico. That includes the beams and

pillars that command attention.

Manucci thought he would retire to Taos,

New Mexico, but he dreamed of starting a

winery and, well, New Mexico isn’t noted for

its grape-growing regions.

The adobe-style architecture is accented

Gianni and Kati Manucci with Alex, Sage

and Sophia

on the interior mainly with original Native

American art Manucci has collected. One of

Manucci’s own stone sculptures, called “Spiritual

Chief,” sits near the tasting bar.

Compact discs featuring Native American

music are also displayed for sale, along with

some whimsical wine caddies forged from

metal and a handful of other items. There is

no “gift shop” feel, though, something

Manucci wanted to shy away from.

“We did not want to have a gift shop environment

because it takes away from the

family-style here,” he said. “We want an

atmosphere where visitors can enjoy wine

and good conversation, we don’t just want to

sell a bunch of stuff.”

Wild Coyote is truly an estate winery,

where Manucci and his wife, Kati, are responsible

for the wine from planting to bottling.

Only grapes grown on the 15 acres of vineyards

– Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel – are

used in making the wine. Besides those three

varietals, Wild Coyote also offers a blend

called “House of Reds” – the winery’s nickname

– a Rosé and a Zinfandel Port.

Manucci believes in crafting robust reds,

leaving them in oak until they’re what he

considers ready – at least 18 months, and

often more than two years. Besides some

training at UC Davis, Manucci describes

himself as a self-taught winemaker.

He is passionate about farming and

making wine.

“The reason I got into the business is to

enjoy being a farmer and grow grapes,” said

Manucci. “My philosophy is, ‘If you don’t

grow the grapes, you shouldn’t make the

wine’.”

Wild Coyote Estate Winery is located at

3775 Adelaida Road in Paso Robles and is

open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more

information, call (805) 610-1311 or visit the

website at www.wildcoyote.biz.

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ATTRACTIONS

Central Coast Winemakers to Stand Off at Upcoming Cook-off

You be the judge. On Saturday, August 11, people will travel to

Paso Robles from all over to cast their votes as more than 30 of the

Central Coast’s finest winemakers compete – but not for the “Best

Wine Award.” No, this time attendees will vote for the “Winemaker-

Chef” for the evening, as vintners combine their favorite culinary

creation with their wines while wooing the attendees for their votes.

The event will be held at the newly remodeled River Oaks Hot

Springs & Spa.

Pasolivo Olive Oil is the major sponsor for the Ninth Annual

Winemakers’ Invitational Cook-off, where winemakers, including

Opolo Vineyards, Eberle, Justin, Robert Hall, Tobin James and

J. Lohr to name a few, will prepare unique culinary cuisine to pair

with their favorite wines. “The winemakers love to participate

because it breaks from the traditional wine-tasting event,” comments

Josh Yaguda, whose family owns Pasolivo Olive Oil. “They get to

showcase their finest wines and compete by cooking a dish that will

bring out the greatest of qualities in their wines.” The winemakerchef

with the most attendee votes at the end of the evening wins the

People’s Choice Award.

When asked about some of the delectable food that one might

expect at the cook-off, Yaguda laughs, “That’s top secret. The winemaker-chefs

prefer not to share what they are preparing in advance

because they want to keep their competitive edge.” In addition to the

People’s Choice Award, local renowned chefs will also be “tasting

and voting” to determine which winemaker-chef will win this year’s

coveted Judges’ Award.

This sell-out event is expected to draw close to 1,000 attendees.

“The word is out about the popularity of this event, so this year, we

had to create an event website so people could conveniently

purchase tickets online,” says Sally Davis, event chair for the Paso

Robles Rotary Club, the host of the event.

All proceeds will benefit the Paso Rotary’s Harlow Ford Scholarship

Foundation. Over the past 8 years, the Winemakers’ Invitational

Cook-off has raised more than $200,000. This year, the Foundation

awarded $30,000 to 15 local, graduating high school seniors.

The Ninth Annual Winemakers’ Invitational Cook-off will take

place at the River Oaks Hot Springs and Spa in Paso Robles from 5

to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 11. Tickets are $75 per person. To

purchase tickets or for more information, call (805) 226-5674 or

visit www.winemakerscookoff.com.

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Preferred Tasting Room:

GREY WOLF CELLARS

by Mark Storer

Highway 46 West through Paso Robles is

a dream, as John Steinbeck might have

said. It winds across the Templeton

Gap punctuated by lush vineyards and

mighty oak trees on hillsides that seem to go

on forever. The wine that’s grown here is

special, too – and not just because of the

scenery, but because of the families that call

this place home. Joe Barton’s Grey Wolf

Cellars is a testament to “the gap” as home.

The Grey Wolf tasting room is unassuming,

at best, from the outside. Sitting atop

a smallish driveway entrance, an old farmhouse

looks to the south. Joe has been in the

process of sprucing up the place a little,

adding on a new beautiful concrete patio to

replace the weather worn and outdated

wooden deck. More good reviews means

more customers – and more customers need

more space. Grey Wolf, while still a small

boutique winery, is making world-class wine

in a place that feels very much like that Barton

family living room.

Inside, dark wooden floors creak beautifully

as you head to the bar that sits astride

the kitchen and the living room. Barton

family portraits and Grey Wolf memorabilia

adorn the space and a friendly, helpful

pouring staff sees to it that the customers

don’t go thirsty.

After the death of his father, it fell to Joe to

keep Grey Wolf going and he has succeeded

beyond, perhaps, his own expectations. The

tasting room, literally a beautiful wooden bar

in a living room of an old farmhouse, is the

place to taste Grey Wolf’s amazing Zinfandels

and Syrahs as well as the table red wine that

keeps winning awards, a blend that Joe does

himself at his own whim.

Like any boutique winery, the heart of

Grey Wolf is the wine club. In joining the

pack, wine lovers get to indulge in any

number of Barton’s creations over the course

of a year. The wine club assures fans of the

wine that they will get to taste just about

everything they want to before it sells out,

though Barton has upped production a bit

over the past year to ensure that he is able to

keep a thirsty pack well quaffed.

But the real success of small wineries is

exactly that; Grey Wolf’s small and manageable

size helps Barton keep his hand in all

levels of wine-making and so, every bottle has

the indelible stamp of its maker on it. The

tasting room is an extension of that very idea.

The small farmhouse with the large Barton

family portrait over the fireplace reminds

customers and tourists that Grey Wolf is not

just a wine company’s name – it’s a way of life,

a family dedicated to making great wine and

treating its customers like they, too, were part

of the pack.

Grey Wolf Cellars is located at 2174

Highway 46 West in Paso Robles. Tasting

hours are from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. For

more information, call (805) 237-0771 or

visit www.greywolfcellars.com.

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Experience Paso Robles Wine Country in San Jose

30 Paso Robles wineries to pour at

‘A Taste of Paso Wines’ – The Sainte Claire

Hotel – Thursday, August 30, 5:30-8 p.m.

A Taste of Paso Wines, featuring fine wines

from 30 Paso Robles Wine Country vintners,

will pour their premium Paso Robles wines

paired with specially prepared appetizers by

Il Fornaio Restaurant for the third consecutive

year.

This annual event is a great way to introduce

Silicon Valley wine enthusiasts to Paso

Robles wines and the winemakers and allow

them to experience Paso Robles Wine

Country in downtown San Jose,” said Karen

Bria of Central Coast Boutique wines, the

event producers.

A complete list of visiting wineries at A

Taste Paso of Paso Wines can be found at

www.tastepasowines.com.

A Taste of Paso Wines tickets are $65 in

advance and $75 at the door and include a

walk-around wine tasting; hors d’ oeuvres; a

commemorative Riedel wine glass and participation

in the silent auction. A limited

number of tickets to this exciting event are

available online at www.tastepasowines.com

or by calling (805) 239-8463 Monday

through Friday.

Benefit wine and lifestyle auctions

Silent Auction will feature magnums,

library selections and other unique wine lots

from participating wineries as well as lifestyle

packages and more. The net proceeds to

benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation ® –

www.makewish.org.

For the trade and media

Prior to the public tasting on August 30th,

A Taste of Paso Wines will begin in the afternoon

with a Trade & Media Seminar from

1 to 2 p.m., hosted by the Paso Robles Wine

Country Alliance, presenting what makes

Paso Robles wines distinctly different. The

seminar will be followed by an exlusive walkaround

tasting from 2 to 4:30 p.m. There is

limited seating for the Trade & Media

Seminar which includes admission to the

exclusive walk-around tasting. For reservations,

email trade@tastepasowines.com or

call (805) 674-4047.

About A Taste of Paso Wines

A Taste of Paso Wines is produced by

Central Coast Boutique Wines and sponsored

by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance,

City of Paso Robles, Hotel Cheval , Il Fornaio

Restaurant, Kraftwerk Design, Make-A-Wish

Foundation ® , Martin Resorts, Paso Robles

Inn, The Sainte Claire Hotel, San Luis Obispo

County VCB and The Wine Wrangler. For

more information about A Taste of Paso

Wines, call Karen Bria at (805) 674-4047, or

email at info@tastepasowines.com. Additional

information about the event can also be

found at www.tastepasowines.com.

www.bellalunawine.com (805) 434-5477

1850 Templeton Road, Templeton, CA

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PENMAN

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LINNE

CRESTON

To San Luis Obispo (26 miles, see page 24)

/Santa Barbara (133 miles, see page 27)

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CALIFORNIA

WEST

Paso Robles WestFest 2007

WestFest 2007 is the fourth annual Wine and Blues Festival, with

major sponsorship from Hampton Inns and Suites, Grapeline Express,

Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast, and Farm Credit West, Fog Catcher Inn

and Best Western Fireside Inn, which is produced by the Hwy 46 West

Wineries in Paso Robles, California. The event this year will be held

Saturday, September 8th at Peachy Canyon Winery located off of

Highway 46 West on Bethel Road. Your ticket entitles you to wine club

discounts at all participating wineries for the entire weekend, and

admission to the festival to hear Rockin’ Blues. The centerpiece of the

weekend is the festival where each winery will pour their awardwinning

wines. Your ticket also becomes your raffle number for great

gifts including two six-liter wine bottles etched and hand-painted with

the WestFest logo. Over three hundred guests coming from as far away

as Washington State attended the first annual event. The event has

limited seating and tickets are sold in advance by the participating

wineries. Time, price, food and entertainment to be announced.

About Highway 46 West Wineries Group

In 2004, thirteen wineries on Highway 46 West formed the

Highway 46 West Wineries Group. This group was formed to promote

the tasting rooms of the beautiful west side and to make people aware

of the uniqueness of 46 West and the wines produced there. Paso

Robles Wine Country is as unique and inviting as the people who have

dedicated themselves to nurturing the vineyards and crafting fine

wines. Visitors to Highway 46 West find the road less traveled is often

marked by the thrill of discovery in this uncongested region. It’s an

area where hospitality is first among a long list of qualities … where

being friends and neighbors is as important as producing stellar wines.

Highway 46 West is one thread that weaves among the vineyards and

wineries connecting longtime estates with exciting new producers.

Rolling hills, majestic oaks and lush vineyards await the wine lover at

every turn. The tasting rooms of Highway 46 West invite you to enjoy

our neighborhood, relax under the spell of our friendly environment

and savor life while sipping our spectacular wines.

The participating wineries consist of Brian Benson Cellars,

Castoro Cellars, Dark Star Cellars, Doce Robles, Eagle Castle, Fratelli

Perata, Grey Wolf, Hunt Cellars, JanKris Winery, Midnight Cellars,

Peachy Canyon, Windward Vineyard and Rotta Winery and are all

included on the 46 West Passport. The passport is your map to the

Westside, including descriptions and hours for each winery. Just like

a travel passport you will get a unique stamp from each winery.

Once you get seven stamps you will receive a beautifully designed

poster of all the participating wineries labels. When your passport is

full with all thirteen stamps, your gift is another poster signed by all

of the winemakers and entry into a quarterly drawing for prizes from

a weekend stay at one of the groups hotel sponsors to a guided

tasting tour. Throughout the year the group puts on other events

such as Tax Revolt Weekend and West Fest. West Fest is the big

event of the year. All thirteen wineries come together to pour great

wines while guests listen to blues music and enjoy delicious food

from local caterers. For more information, check out the 46 West

Wineries website at www.paso46westwineries.com.

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CRESTON

AIRPORT

PENMAN

SPRINGS

PASO ROBLES

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

San Miguel

MISSION

Visit some of the newest RiverStar and most exciting

wineries on California’s Central Coast!

RIVER

CROSS CANYON

MISSION LANE

ESTRELLA

PLEASANT

To Hearst Castle

(36.6 miles)

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Cambria

ADELAIDA

Cayucos

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PENMAN SPRINGS VINEYARD

Penman Springs Vineyard is an artisan wine farm dedicated

to producing the finest grapes possible. We grow

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sarah, Petite

Sarah and Muscat Blanc. A select portion of these grapes is

crafted into award winning table and dessert wines.

CHIMNEY ROCK

OLD CREEK

Taste the Art Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm (closed January)

1985 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles

805-237-7959 | www.penmansprings.com

46W

To Morro Bay/

San Luis Obispo

YORK MTN

ADELAIDA

WILLOW CREEK

VINEYARD

PEACHY CANYON RD

Our vineyard has been in since the

late ’80s. B & E Vineyard is a

small family owned winery with a

warm Hacienda-style tasting room.

We invite you come and taste our

wines in the B & E Saloon that

overlooks the vineyard.

Daily 11am-5pm

10000 Creston Road, Paso Robles

805-238-4815

www.bevineyard.com

NIDERER

SAN MARCOS

NACIMI ENTO LAKE

Fine Wine… Templeton

Friendl y P eo ple

Open Daily 11-5

4295 Union Road

805-237-8884

www.riosecowine.com

B & E VINEYARDS

VINEYARD

SANTA RITA

BETHEL

24TH

6TH

MAIN

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SPRING

RIVER

NORTH RIVER

TEMPLETON

WELLSONA

NIBLICK

BUENA VISTA

CHAROLAIS

EL POMAR

NEAL SPRINGS

LUPINE

UNION

MILL

Paso Robles

RIO SECO

PENMAN

SPRINGS

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UNION

46E

LINNE

CRESTON

BRANCH

CASS WINERY

STILL WATERS

HANSEN

VINEYARDS

FALCON NEST

41E

LINNE

GENESEO

STILL WATERS VINEYARDS

Taste handcrafted estate wines of Cabernet Sauvignon,

Merlot, Sarah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and

Viognier. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular

views from our olive grove overlooking the vineyard.

CREEK

B&E

VINEYARDS

Thursday-Monday 11-5pm

2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles

805-237-9231 | www.stillwatersvineyards.com

LA PANZA

CHATEAU

MARGENE


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

PASO ROBLES

Discover the Unique and Friendly Hansen Vineyards

Thirteen years ago, when Bruce

and Sheila Hansen first planted their

land in Templeton with wine grapes ,

they had a vision of a small boutique

winery, offering ultra-premium handmade

wines, lovingly produced in

small lots. Today, that vision has

come true and visitors from all over

the world have discovered this

unique and thoroughly friendly

family-owned and operated winery.

This is the type of winery where

you can actually get first-hand information

about the wines directly from the owner/winemaker. Bruce, a

former general contractor built the tasting room himself and

designed it to be a warm and welcoming place where people could

enjoy his award-winning wines and not feel as though they were just

one of a crowd. He delights in showing visitors around the rustic

redwood bat-and-board tasting room that was just completed three

years ago. The building is surrounded by a charming picnic area,

perfect for relaxing between tasting stops or enjoying a leisurely

CHATEAU MARGENE

A micro winery specializing in the production of small lots of

luxury, handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Margene

produces 3,000 cases per year and focuses on viticulture and

winemaking practices that offer maximum expression of the

Paso Robles terrior. Come enjoy the wines and picnic on the

deck or under the oaks.

Open Saturday-Sunday Noon-5pm

By advanced appointment on Fridays

4385 La Panza Road, Creston, CA

805-238-2321 | www.chateaumargene.com

HANSEN VINEYARDS

lunch on a sunny Central Coast day.

Bruce and Sheila love pouring their fabulous Zinfandel, Cabernet

Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc and Malbec for visitors, as well as

their new Viognier. Hansen wines have won several awards lately and

they are justly proud of their product. “I made wine with my dad

when I was a kid. I love the creativity involved with the process and

of course, I love the wine!” says Bruce.

The tasting room is open weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

and is located at 5575 El Pomar Drive in Templeton. For more information,

call (805) 239-8412 or visit www.hansenvineyard.com.

CASS VINEYARDS

Visit us at our café style tasting room and sample your

favorite Rhône wines, paired with samples of select gourmet

cheese, pâte and specialty food. Our Chef’s Pantry offers an

array of choices for an impromptu picnic indoors or out. We

also offer a lunch menu prepared by our Chef Dusty Lehigh

Friday thru Sunday.

Open Monday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm

7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles

805-239-1730 | www.casswines.com

FALCON NEST

VINEYARD & WINERY

Family owned and operated vineyard and winery

specializing in handcrafted wines with intense

colors and flavors. Join us in celebrating in the true

Italian tradition with food and wine pairing,

salami, prosciutto, provolone, sopres-sata, pâté,

imported pasta, specialty items and the finest pasta

sauces. Food available daily.

Open Daily 10am-7:30pm

5185 Union Road, Paso Robles

805-226-0227 | www.falconnestwine.com

As a small boutique winery, we offer

ultra-premium hand-made wines

produced in small lots from our

family-owned winery and vineyard.

Visit our uniquely rustic tasting room

and experience some serious wine,

talk with the owner/winemaker and

enjoy the relaxing family atmosphere.

Friday-Sunday 11:30 am-5pm

5575 El Pomar Drive, Templeton

805-233-8412

www.hansenwines.com

Enjoy the beauty of gently

rolling hills in the

Paso Robles countryside

and discover some of the

newest and most exciting

wineries on California’s

Central Coast.

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Classical Theater Under the Stars Continues

The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival

invites you to partake in a summer of classical

theatre under the stars, July 13th through

August 18th. This year features one of Shakespeare’s

original villains, Richard the Third, a

man whose ambition and bloodthirsty ways

are matched only by the relish and delight he

takes in murdering his way to the throne. In

repertory with this dry-witted villain is

1

101

Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, The Taming of

the Shrew – an hilarious and touching battle

of the sexes where true love emerges victorious.

Both shows are performed outdoors in

beautiful Avila Valley at Bellevue Santa Fe

Charter School which is located at 1401 San

Luis Bay Drive. Directions are posted on the

website at ccshakes.org. Guests are encouraged

to bring low back lawn chairs, blankets

and a picnic meal to enjoy during the show.

All evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

and Sunday Matinee’s begin at 5 p.m. The

box office will open one half hour before each

performance. Remember – it can get chilly

after the sun goes down so be sure to bring

warm clothing Tickets are $20 for general

admission, $17 for seniors and students with

valid ID. Group rates available for parties of 8

or more. Tickets for all shows are available at

the door. Partial proceeds from ticket sales go

to benefit Bellevue Santa Fe Charter School.

Cash or personal checks are accepted. Hours

are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and until

5 p.m. on Sunday. Adult tickets are $14,

seniors are $10 and ages 6-12 are $8. Under

age 6 are free. For more information visit the

website at www.slofaire.com.

LOS OSOS VALLEY RD

Per Bacco Cellars

CALLE JOAQUIN

S. HIGUERA

TASTE

MARSH ST

SANTA ROSA

OSOS ST

BROAD ST

TANK FARM

MONTEREY ST

JOHNSON AVE

JOHNSON AVE

ORCUTT

Cerro Caliente Cellars

Windemere/Cathy MacGregor Winery

San Luis Obispo

TANK FARM

RIGHETTI RD


Looking for

Something Special

in a Wine Club

SEE CANYON RD

Kelsey See Canyon

VACHELL

BUCKLEY RD

Tolosa Winery BAILEYANA AND TANGENT VINEYARDS

Saucelito Canyon & Ortman Family Vineyard

Wolff Vineyards

Edna Valley Winery

BIDDLE RANCH

SAN LUIS BAY RD

ONTARIO RD

AVILA BEACH

SALISBURY VINEYARDS

Alapay

Pismo Beach

101


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

HINDS AVE

1

EDNA RD

PRICE CANYON RD

Kynsi

Vineyards

CLAIBORNE

& CHRUCHILL

OLD PARK

227

NOYES

101

Arroyo Grande

CARPENTER CANYON RD

GRAND

Domaine Alfred

ORCUTT

TIFFANY RANCH RD

CORBETT CANYON RD

HUASNA RD

LOPEZ DR

HUASNA RD

LAETITIA VINEYARD

Barnwood Vineyard

Rancho

Arroyo

Grande

Talley

Vineyards

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according to: varietal

price • color preference

winery name • special events

discounts • tours • and more!

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3rd Annual Solvang Wheels ‘n’ Windmills Car Show

The 3rd Annual Solvang Wheels ’n’ Windmills Car Show will take

place in the middle of picturesque Solvang on Saturday, August 25.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is sponsored, in part, by

Jon’s Equipment and Construction, Mid-State Bank & Trust, and

Alisal Cellars. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to help with

renovations to the Solvang Sunny Fields Park and children’s playground.

The event is open to all makes and years of classic and modified

cars, trucks, and special interest vehicles. More than 250 vehicles

from all over California will be competing for over 80 awards. There

will also be vendors, raffle prizes – including a new V8 engine with

proceeds benefiting the Santa Ynez High School Auto Shop – and

music. The event also attracts more than 5,000 spectators.

Participants and spectators will also enjoy the numerous specialty

shops; stores, restaurants, wine tasting and world-famous Danish

pastry shops that are the backdrop for the event.

1

McKeon-

Philips

To San Luis Obispo

(32 miles, see page 24)

SKYWAY

BLOSSER

MAIN

BROADWAY

STOWELL

COSTA DE ORO

BETTERAVIA

135

Santa Maria

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

On Friday Night, August 24th, Alisal Cellars is hosting a Santa

Maria style tri-tip barbecue and wine tasting. There will be music

and some of the Saturday show cars will be on display. The barbecue

will take place in the back parking lot behind the Royal Scandinavian

Inn on Alisal Road. Cost for the barbecue is $20 for adults and

$10 for children under 12 years old. The tickets can be purchased at

the event. For more information, contact John or Kathleen at (805)

686-5201.

Addamo

Vineyards

Orcutt

CLARK

101

TELEPHONE

DOMINION

Cottonwood

Canyon

SANTA MARIA MESA RD

Cambria

KENNETH

VOLK

VINEYARDS

TEPUSQUET

135

Rancho Sisquoc

FOXEN CANYON RD

Foxen Vineyards

1

Los Alamos

To

Lompoc

(18 miles, see page 26)/

Solvang (34 miles, see page 26)

Bedford

Thompson

ALISOS CANYON

Curtis

Firestone

Tres Hermanas

Zaca Mesa

Fess Parker

Koehler

FOXEN CANYON RD

STA

ZACA

154

101

To Solvang

(17 miles, see page 26)

To Los Olivos

(11 miles,

see page 26)

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5TH

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

Artists Race Against the Clock at ‘Quick Draw’ Competition

Set in the heart of the old stagecoach

route, amidst premier Wine Country and fine

art galleries, is the small town charm of Los

Olivos. Each year this historic community is

host to the annual Quick Draw. The Quick

Draw is an exciting, fast-paced event in which

participating artists from the fine art galleries

in Los Olivos race against the clock to

complete a drawing, painting or sculpture

within 45 minutes!

The Los Olivos Gallery Organization is

host to the 21st Annual Los Olivos Quick

Draw. Participating galleries include: Details,

Gallery Los Olivos, Judith Hale Gallery and

Judith Hale Gallery South, Sansone Studios,

Wildling Art Museum and Young’s Gallery.

Participating artists include Kelly

Artist Kelly Donovan at last year’s Quick Draw.

Donovan, Dirk Foslien, Carol Theroux,

Karina Puente, Richard Myer, Cel Miller, Joe

Milazzo, Joe Mancuso, Gordon Luce, Grace

Schlesier, Vic Riesau, Lynelle Echeverria,

Mark Greenaway, Tom DeWalt and Cynthia

Joyce.

Don’t miss a moment of this fast-paced

creative challenge on August 18. The day

begins with an introduction of the artists at

10:30 a.m., and Quick Draw at 11 a.m. The

Quick Draw is immediately followed by a live

auction at noon. Other Quick Draw events

include a silent auction that starts at 10 a.m.

and ends after the live auction. There’s a

barbecue in the park from 11:30 a.m. to 2

p.m. Artist demonstrations and receptions

and take place at various galleries until 5 p.m.

On California scenic Highway 154, Los

Olivos is just 35 miles north of Santa Barbara

over the San Marcos Pass, or an hour south of

San Luis Obispo and two miles east of

Highway 101. For more information, call

(805) 688-1222 or (805) 693-1233.

101

To Santa Maria,

Paso Robles

154

To Hwy. 101

Santa Maria (29 miles, see page 25)

Paso Robles (88 miles, see page 18)

Foley

Estates

Winery

To Lompoc

(18 miles)

To

HWY 1

26

1

To Santa Maria

7TH

Palmina

Lompoc

Wine Ghetto”

D’Vine Babcock

Wine

246

Tasting Melville

Lompoc

246

1

Buellton

Alma Rosa

INDUSTRIAL

SANTA ROSA AVE

To

Hwy.

101

Foley

Estates

Winery

To Santa Barbara

Lafond

Sanford

AVE OF THE FLAGS

Mosby

BALLARD CANYON

Cabana

Shoestring

Hitching Post

CHALKHI L

Presidio

ATTERDAG

2ND

Rusack

Ballard

101

To

Santa

Barbara

(43 miles, see page 27)

Los Olivos

COPENHAGEN

MOLLE

OAK

1ST

BALLARD CANYON RD

Casa Casara

Lucas & Lewellen

Royal Oaks

PARK

ALISAL

Epiphany

Daniel Gehrs

Longoria

WILD HEART

Los Olivos Tasting Room

Andrew Murray

Solvang

MISSION

Blackjack

Lincourt

Tastes of the Valleys

ALAMO PINTADO RD

Carhartt Winery

Consilience

Alexander & Wayne

Arthur Earl

CARINA

CELLARS Wine

Country

GRAND AVE

ALAMO PINTADO AVE

Rideau

Buttonwood

BASELINE

Beckmen

246

STOLPMAN

Kalyra

Lion’s Peak/Mission Meadow Winery

Mandolina

Alisal Cellars

Bellissima

Sunstone

Morovino

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154

REFUGIO

ROBLAR AVE

Brander & Domaine

Santa Barbara

QUESTA

EDISON

EDISON

Bridlewood

Santa Ynez Inn Wine Cellar

ARTISTE

SAGUNTO

Chumash

Casino

MEADOWVALE

MORA

To Santa Barbara

(29 miles, see page 27)

Gainey

154

Santa Ynez

Not to Scale


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Hayman & Hill Releases a White Blend from Santa Barbara

Cellar Door has announced the launch of Hayman & Hill Interchange,

a new white blend from Santa Barbara County. Interchange

represents the natural flow between nature’s elements and the art of

winemaking. The 2006 Interchange features a blend of aromatic white

varietals from Santa Barbara County’s diverse landscape, and is the

latest in Hayman & Hill’s venture to create single-appellation wines

produced from California’s top winegrowing regions.

“Interchange symbolizes many things,” said Rebecca Stead,

Marketing Manager for Cellar Door wines. “It is the winemaker’s

careful hand over the winemaking journey; the cooling flow of mild

coastal breezes through hillside vineyards; the subtle hint of pineapple

aromas in the glass from distinct parcels of land. Interchange discovers

what’s new on the horizon, which in this case, is the magnificent Santa

Barbara County.”

“Our aim is to produce wines that are authentic expressions of

their varietal type from the appellations we love best,” said David

Hayman, Hayman & Hill Winemaker. “They hit a sweet spot at

$13.99 and deliver top quality. For Interchange, we traveled off the

beaten track, and found just what we were looking for in the diverse

terrain of Santa Barbara County. We set our sights on a white blend

that packs a punch of intense fruit with effortless balance and

finesse. A lick of oak and careful barrel fermentation delivers a

distinctly rich, yet refreshing palette.”

Expressive of its appellation, Interchange is a luscious, rich blend

of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Malvasia Bianca, Semillon

and Gewürztraminer grapes. This latest addition to Hayman & Hill’s

appellation-specific line-up has a bright floral nose and a luscious

tropical palate with bright acidity.

Interchange will be distributed nationally with a suggested retail

price of $13.99. The Hayman & Hill winemaking philosophy is

simply to seek out the finest quality grapes where they grow best.

Santa Barbara

MISSION

101

STATE

To Solvang

(34 miles, see page 26)

OLIVE

ANAPAMU

ANACAPA

N SALSIPUEDES

Carr Winery

E GUITERREZ

MILPAS

MONTECITO

Margerum

Cellar 205

Santa Barbara Winery


Summerland

Jaffurs Winery

Wine Cellars

Whitcraft

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

101

Stearns Wharf Vintners

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WINERY LISTINGS

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK

★ Especially recommended by Wine Country This Week

WINERY - LOCATION

HOURS

TOURS

TASTING

SALESWINERY - LOCATION

HOURS

TOURS

TASTING

SALESWINERY - LOCATION

HOURS

TOURS

TASTING

SALES

PASO ROBLES AREA

★ Adelaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 11-5

5805 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 1-800-676-1232 X X X

AJB Vineyards – Paso Robles Weekends

3280 Township Rd; 805-239-9432 12-5 X X

Anglim Winery – Paso Robles Th-Mo

750 Pine St; 805-227-6813 11-5:30 X X

★ Arroyo Robles – Paso Robles Closed Tu

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

★ B & E Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su By

10,000 Creston Rd; 805-238-4815 10-5 Appt X X

Bear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles By Appt. &

1227 Park St; 805-238-4329 Some Weekends X X

★ Bella Luna – Templeton

Fr-Su

1850 Templeton Rd; 805-434-5477 10-5 X X

Bianchi Winery – Paso Robles Daily

3380 Branch Rd; 805-226-9922 10-5 X X

Black Hand – San Miguel

By

1735 Nygren Rd; 805-712-WINE Appt. X X

Brian Benson Cellars – Paso Robles Daily

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

Calcareous Winery – Paso Robles Daily

Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289 11-5 X X

Caparone Winery – Paso Robles Daily

2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827 11-5 X X X

Carmody McKnight Estate Wines – Paso Robles

11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X X

★ Casa de Caballos Vineyard – Templeton

2225 Raymond Avenue; 805-434-1687 Daily 11-5 X X

★ Cass Vineyards – Paso Robles

7350 Linne Rd; 805-239-1730 Daily 11-6 X X

★ Castoro Cellars – Templeton Daily

1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 10-5:30 X X

★Cayucos Cellars – Cayucos We-Su 11-5:30

131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036 Closed Tu X X

Changala Winery – Templeton Sa 11:30-5 By

422 Main St; 805-238-0421 Su 12-4 Appt X X

Charlie Wine Cellars – Templeton Daily

2900 Vineyard Dr; 805-434-1030 9-5 X X

★ Chateau Margene – Creston Sa-Su

4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321 12-6 X X

Christian Lazo – San Miguel Sa-Su

249 10th Street, Suite A; 805-467-2672 10-5 X X

Chumeia Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily

8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102 10-5 X X

Clautiere Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily

1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789 12-5 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 Sa-Su 12-4 X X

Doce Robles – Paso Robles

Daily

2023 Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766 10-5:30 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

Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery – Paso Robles

1953 Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Daily 10-5:30 X X

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Eagle Castle Winery – Paso Robles Daily

3090 Anderson Rd; 805-227-1428 10:30-5:30 X X X

★ Eberle Winery – Paso Robles Daily

3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607 10-5 X X X

Edward Sellers – Paso Robles Th-Mo

1220 Park St; 805-239-8915 12-7 X X

★ EOS Estate Winery – Paso Robles Daily

5625 Hwy 46 East; 805-239-2562 10-5 X X X

★ Falcon Nest Winery– Paso Robles Daily

5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227 10-7:30 X X

Firestone Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily

Hwy 46 East; 805-688-3940 10-5 X X

Five Rivers Winery – Paso Robles By

8998 North River Rd; 805-467-0192 Appt

Four Vines Winery – Templeton Daily

3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0055 11-5 X X

Fralich Vineyard & Winery – Templeton By Appt

805-434-1526 – Private tastings at Paso Robles Wine Services; 805-434-1526

Fratelli Perata – Paso Robles By

1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809 Appt

Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles By

5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808 Appt

★ Grey Wolf Cellars – Paso Robles Daily

2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771 11-5:30 X X

★ Halter Ranch Vnyd – Paso Robles Th-Mo

8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 11-5 X X

★ Hansen Vineyard– Templeton Daily

5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 10-5:30 X X

Harmony Cellars – Harmony Daily

3255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805-927-1625 10-5 X X

Hice Cellars – Paso Robles

Th-Mo

821 Pine St Unit D; 805-237-8888 12 -5

Hug Cellars – Paso Robles

Th-Mo

2323 Tuley Ct Ste. 120 D; 805-828-5906 11-5

★ Hunt Cellars – Paso Robles

Daily

2875 Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600 10:30-5:30 X X

J Lohr – Paso Robles

Daily

6169 Airport Rd; 805-239-8900 10-5 X X

J. Paul Rosilez – Paso Robles Th-Mo

4889 Dry Creek Rd; 805-226-0550 11-6 X X

Jack Creek Cellars – Templeton By

5265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283 Appt X X

JanKris Winery – Templeton Daily

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

★ Justin Winery – Paso Robles Daily

11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-6932 10-5 X X X

Kukkula – Templeton

By

9525 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-434-5475 Appt

L’Aventure Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su 11-4

2815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588 or By Appt X X

★ Laura’s Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily

5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300 10-5 X X

Le Cuvier – Paso Robles

By Appt,

9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-238-5706 Wine Club Only

Linne Calodo – Paso Robles Fr-Su

3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 11-5 X X

Locatelli Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su

8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 11-4 X X

Lone Madrone – Paso Robles Daily

2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0845 10:30-5 X X

Madison Cellars – Paso Robles By

4540 Hwy 41; 805-238-9831 Appt X X

Maloy O’Neill – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 10-5; Su 12-5

5725 Union Rd; 805-238-7320 Or By Appt X X

Martin & Weyrich – Paso Robles Su-Th 10-5

2610 Buena Vista Dr; 805-238-2520 Fr-Sa 10-6 X X

Mastantuono – Templeton 10-5 Winter

2720 Oak View Rd; 805-238-0676 10-6 Summer X X

Mc Clean Vineyards – Templeton By

4491 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-237-2441 Appt

Meridian Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily

7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133 10-5 X X

★Midlife Crises – Paso Robles Th-Mo

1244 Pine St, Suite A; 805-237-8730 10:30-6 X X

Midnight Cellars – Paso Robles Daily

2925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904 10-5:30 X X

★Minassian-Young – Paso Robles Fr-Su

4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571 11-5 X X

Nadeau Family Vintners – Paso Robles Fr-Su

3860 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-3574 12-5 X X

Norman Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily

7450 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0138 11-5 X X

★Opolo Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily

7110 Vineyard Dr; 805-238-9593 10-5 X X

Orchid Hill Vineyard – Paso Robles By Appt X X

1140 Pine St; 805-237-7525 Daily 11-5:30 X X

Parkfield Vineyards – San Miguel By

70502 Vineyard Canyon Rd; 805-463-2316 Appt X X

★Peachy Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Daily

1480 N. Bethel Rd; 805-239-1918 11-5 X X

★Peachy Canyon Winery Too – Paso Robles

2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805-237-7848 Fr-Su 11-5 X X

★Penman Springs Vineyard – Paso Robles Fr-Su

1985 Penman Springs Dr; 805-237-7959 11-5 X X

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Pianetta – Paso Robles

2040 Niderer Rd; 805-227-6385 By Appt X X X

Tasting Room: 829 13th St; 805-226-4005 Mo, Th, Fr 12-6; Sa-Su 11-6

Pipestone – Paso Robles

Th-Mo

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

Poalillo Vineyards – Paso Robles By

18888 Willow Creek Rd; 805-238-0600 Appt

Pretty-Smith – San Miguel

Fr-Su

13350 River Rd; 805-467-3104 10-5 X X

Rabbit Ridge – Paso Robles

Daily

1172 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3331 11-5 X X

Rainbows End Winery – San Miguel By

8535 Mission Ln; 805-467-3345 Appt X X

★Rio Seco – Paso Robles

Daily

4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884 11-5 X X

RiverStar Vineyards – Cayucos Fr-Su

36 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3741 11-4 X X

RN Estate Winery – Paso Robles By

7986 North River Rd; 805-467-3106 Appt

Robert Hall – Paso Robles

Daily

3443 Mill Rd; 805-239-1616 10-6 X X X

★Rotta Winery – Paso Robles

Daily

3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0510 11-5 X X

★Rocky Creek Cellars – Templeton Th-Su

8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919 11-5 X X

San Marcos Creek Vineyard – Paso Robles

7750 North Hwy; 805-467-9260 Daily 11-5 X X

Scott Aaron – Templeton

Sa-Su

422 South Main; 888-611-9463 11-5 X X

Sextant Wines – Templeton

By

45 Main St; 866-833-9463 Appt

★Silver Horse – San Miguel

Fr-Mo

2995 Pleasant Rd; 805-467-WINE 11-5 X X

Silver Stone – Paso Robles Mo-Th 12-7

827 13th St; 805-226-2788 Fr-Sa 12-8 Su 11-4 X X

Skyhawk Lane – San Miguel

By

1605 Commerce Way; 213-200-4661 Appt

Stacked Stone Cellars – Paso Robles Fr 12-5

1525 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7872 Sa-Su 11-5 X X

Stephen’s Cellar – Templeton By

7575 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-2412 Appt X X

★ Still Waters Vineyards – Paso Robles Th-Mo

2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231 11-5 X X

Summerwood – Paso Robles

Daily

2175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365 10-5:30 X X

Sylvester Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily

5115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 11-5 X X X

Tablas Creek – Paso Robles

Daily

9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231 10-5 X X X

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Curtis Winery – Los Olivos

Daily

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

Daniel Gehrs Winery – Los Olivos Daily

2939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 11-5 X X

Dierberg Estate Vineyard – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

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

Epiphany Cellars – Los Olivos Th-Mo

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

John Kerr Wines – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room

2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-5:30 X X

Fess Parker – Los Olivos

Daily

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

Firestone Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily

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

Flying Goat Cellars – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

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

Great Oaks Ranch – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

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

J Wilkes Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

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

Koehler – Los Olivos

Daily

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

Lane Tanner Wines – at Los Olivos Tasting Room

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

Longoria Wines – Los Olivos Fr-Su 11-4:30

2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637 Mo-Th 12-4:30, Closed Tu X X

Oak Savanna – at Andrew Murray Tasting Room in Los Olivos

2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Daily 11-6 X X

Qupé Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

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

Silver Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-963-3052 Daily 11-5 X X

Star Lane – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

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

Three Saints – at Wine Country in Los Olivos

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

Vandale – at The Ballard Inn in Ballard Fr-Su

2436 Baseline Ave; 805-688-7770 12-5:30 X X

Verdad Wines at Wine Country in Los Olivos

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

★ Wild Heart Winery – Los Olivos Daily

2933-C Grand Ave; 805-688-7386 11-5 X X

Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos

Daily

6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X X

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Alma Rosa – Buellton

Daily

201-C Industrial Way; 805-688-9090 11-4 X X

Ampelos Cellars – Lompoc

By

805-736-9957 Appt X X

Babcock Winery – Lompoc

Daily

5175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455 10:30-4 X X

Clos Pepe – Lompoc

By

4777 East Hwy 246; 805-735-2196 Appt

Fiddlehead Cellars – at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto

1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 800-251-1225 Th-Sa 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

Hitching Post Wines – at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton

406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676 Daily from 4pm X X

Huber Vineyards – Lompoc

By

4892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 Appt

Ken Brown Wines – Buellton

By

2025 Still Meadows Rd; 805-448-3791 Appt

Lafond Vineyard – Buellton Daily

6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921 10-5 X X

Melville Vineyard – Lompoc Daily

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

Mosby Winery – Buellton

Daily

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

Palmina – Lompoc

Th-Sa

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

Sanford Winery – Buellton

Daily

7250 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-3300 11-4 X X

SOLVANG

Blackjack Ranch – Solvang Daily 11-5

2205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412 Closed Wed X X

Blair Fox Cellars – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang

1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 Daily 11-8 X X

Casa Cassara – at Olive House in Solvang

1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X X

East Valley – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang

1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X X

Jorian Hill – Solvang

By

1051 Croft Lane; 805-686-8490 Appt

Lincourt Winery – Solvang

Daily

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

Lions Peak Vineyards – Solvang Fr-Mo

1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 11-5 X X

Lucas & Lewellen – Solvang Daily

1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 11-5:30 X X

Mandolina Wines – Solvang

Daily

1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506 11-5:30 X X

Michael Grace – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang

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

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Mission Meadow Winery – Solvang Daily

1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1344 11-6 X X

Ovene Winery – at Old Mission Tasting Company in Solvang

1539 Mission; 714-420-2525 Daily 9:30-5:30 X X

Presidio Vineyard – Solvang Daily

1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585 11-6 X X

Rideau Vineyard – Solvang Daily

1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717 11-4 X X

Royal Oaks – Solvang

Daily

1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 10-5:30 X X

Rusack Vineyard – Solvang

Daily

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

Shoestring Winery – Solvang Fr-Su

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

★ Stolpman Vineyard – Solvang Daily

1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-688-0400 11-4 X X

S ANTA YNEZ

★ Artiste – Santa Ynez

Daily

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

Au Bon Climat – at Wine Cellar Tasting Room in Santa Ynez

3631 Sagunto St; 805-688-8688 Daily 11-6 X X

Bridlewood Estate – Santa Ynez Daily

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

Buttonwood Farm – Santa Ynez Daily

1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-3032 11-5 X X

Gainey Vineyard – Santa Ynez Daily

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

Kalyra Winery – Santa Ynez

Daily

343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864 11-5 X X

Sunstone – Santa Ynez

Daily

125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463 10-4 X X

SANTA BARBARA

Carr Vineyards – Santa Barbara Daily

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

Cellar 205 – Santa Barbara

Daily

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

Jaffurs – Santa Barbara

Fr-Su

819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 12-4 X X

Margerum Wine Company – at Wine Cask in Santa Barbara

813 Anacapa St; 805-966-9463 Sa-Su 11-3 X X

Santa Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara Daily

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

Stearns Wharf Vintners – Santa Barbara 9-9 Summer

End of State St; 805-966-6624 9-6 Winter X X

Summerland – Summerland Tu-Th 11-5

2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE Fr-Su 11-7 X X

Whitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara Fr-Su

36A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-965-0956 12-4 X X

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