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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHWinemaker Josh BakerEdna Valley VineyardPlace and Purposeby Michael CervinLocation, location, location is not just an adage for real estate. It’salso a prime focus for wineries, and Edna Valley Vineyards has notonly the great views, but great soil to make great wines. The stunningviews from the expansive glass windows of the tasting room to thevineyards and hills in the distance is, hands-down, one of the bestviews you’ll find in any tasting room on the Central Coast. Located inthe Edna Valley, the tasting room is an easy drive off Highway 101 inthe heart of San Luis Obispo wine country, and it is consistently ratedBest Tasting Room in San Luis Obispo in an annual newspaper poll.From the tasting room you can also see the formations of the NineSisters, a succession of ancient volcanoes which stretch from the valleyto the ocean, the most well-known of these dormant rock moundsbeing Morro Rock.As you pull into the parking lot you’ll see a demonstration vineyardto your left which showcases the differences in trellising techniques ofvarious vines, and you can grab a bench and sit outside and bask inthe tranquility of the region. And of course grapes are of paramountimportance here. Winemaker Josh Baker makes a lot of wine, but alsoproduces 17 different limited production wines only found in thespacious tasting room or through their wine club. “Each year we pushthe bar on style, quality and innovation,” Baker says, yet the point isto do it all well. “Making balanced wines is key to showcasing the ideaof terroir to wine lovers,” he says. “Our Estate Chardonnay is a perfectexample. My aim in creating this wine was to harness the mineralityof the site and the concentration of the 35-year-old vines. There isn’ta better expression of true Edna Valley fruit on the market.” And yetat Edna Valley Vineyard you’ll also find Zinfandel, Rhone andBordeaux blends, Pinot Noir, dessert wines and even a few surprises.“There are not a lot of wineries in the area making varietal bottlings ofPetite Verdot and Mourvèdre,” Baker adds, but you’ll find them here.The tasting room also has a gourmet gift shop and they offer toursof the facility. And if you’re looking for a gift, frankly any gift for thewine lover in your life, you will find it here, as they have the largestselection of wine merchandise in the area, including picnic baskets,aprons, gourmet food items, pottery, pepper grinders, logo clothing,cloth napkins, and an extensive offering of books on wine and food,all intermingled with baskets of wines. Known as Club Edna, theirwine club provides generous discounts, free wine tasting and theability to enjoy the views anytime you want. Outside the back door ofthe tasting room is an expansive lawn with about a dozen tables,complete with comfortable chairs and umbrellas to help you unwind.Edna Valley also has a lot of events happening, from “wine downs” tomovie nights and more. On March 6th, from 3 - 6 p.m. they areoffering a wine and food seminar, followed by a buffet dinner. Theclass enables guests to learn to work with ingredients that showcasetheir favorite varietals. Attendees will learn how to utilize characteristicsin food that help you to balance the components found in wine.The informal class will have several food tastings to help give you apractical understandingThey offer a tasting of five flagship wines for $5 or a tasting of fivelimited production wines for $10. Edna Valley Vineyard is just a merefive miles from the Pacific Ocean located at 2585 Biddle Ranch Rd.,and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. For additional informationcall (805) 544-5855, or www.ednavalleyvineyard.com6 Find more at

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS| WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHMARCH 18-20Zinfandel Festival at Carina Cellars• Fri: Come by anytime for a 3-year vertical tasting of their 07-08-09Zinfandels, along with the 2010 in barrel.• Sat-Sun: Complimentary food pairings. Specials for Zin Tasting ticketholders,special pricing on vertical packages and case, 805-886-5079MARCH 18-20Zinfandel Festival at Castoro• Fri: "Native Flavor Zinsations: A Marriage of Delicious Local Food and DamFine Zinfandel!" Enjoy tapas created from regional foods by Chef Andrépaired with select Castoro Zins. Live music, Zinfandels right from the barrel.All Castoro Cellars Zins on sale. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $35, $25/Wine Club• Sat-Sun: Open house, live music.. Lemoine Crêperie crêpes and other foodavailable for purchase. Taste Zins from the library and from the barrel. AllCastoro Cellars Zinfandels on sale! 12-4pm, Tasting $5,Complimentary/WineClub., 805-238-0725MARCH 18-20Zinfandel Festival at Edward Sellers• Friday - Start your Zinfandel Weekend with some of their fantastic Rhônewines, and be sure to try Rogue Rhône “Cognito,” a complex ZinfandelBlend. Named for its Zin and Robert Parker says, “It’s a head turner.” Sit,relax and enjoy their beautiful vineyard views and great hospitality.• Saturday & Sunday - Great Rhône wines and their rogue Rhône/Zin blend"Cognito." Enjoy live music and small bites. 12-4pm both daysMARCH 18-20Zinfandel Festival at Hearthstone• Fri: Club pick- up party where they will be the first to enjoy new releasespaired with light appetizers. 12-7pm, $10, Complimentary/Fireside Club• Sat: Relax on the patio while you taste Zinfandel and new releases. Livemusic and winemaker, Paul Ayers, shows off his culinary skills on thebarbecue. $10, Complimentary/Club members.• Sun: Special Library Tasting paired with select cheeses. Special discounts onthese wines on Sunday only. $10, Complimentary/Club members.805-238-2544, www.hearthstonevineyard.comMARCH 18-20Zinfandel Festival at Hunt Cellars• Fri & Sat:The ultimate gourmet dinner created by their private chefs pairedwith their cult Zinfandels scoring 90-94 points. Live concert, limitedseating , $85, $75/Club members.• Sat: Enjoy their famous varietal Port shooters served with a chocolate treatand new releases. Complimentary appetizers, 11am-3pm• Sun: Enjoy Hunt Cellars Spicy Jambalaya and Zin tastingalong with HuntCellars award-winning multi-Gold Medal Zinfandel pairing and barrelsamples. 12-2pm, $5, Complimentary/Hunt ClubMARCH 18-20Zinfandel Festival at J. Lohr• Fri: Tapas inspired, family-style dinner by Trumpet Vine Catering. GuitaristRobert Longley entertains. 6:30pm, $75, $65/Wine Club RSVP, 805-239-8900• Sat: A special VIP tour and tasting at 11am and 12:30pm, no reservationsrequired. Complimentary library tasting for Zin Tasting ticketholders.• Sun: Owner Steve Lohr guides you through a vertical tasting of select J.Lohr wines. Lunch by Cahoots, 11am, $45, $35/Wine Club. RSVP, 805-239-8900MARCH 18-20Zinfandel Festival at Jada• Fri: Kick off the weekend by experiencing their wine and gourmet cheesepairings. They're not Zinners but specialize Rhône and Bordeaux varietals.Tasting fee this weekend includes a Jada logo crystal glass.• Sat-Sun: Wines paired with gourmet cheeses. New releases & old favorites ofRhône and Bordeaux varietals. 11am-5pm, www.jadavineyard.comMARCH 18-20Zinfandel Festival at Kenneth Volk• Fri: A spring dinner paired with both Kenneth Volk and Lone Madrone wines.Two of Paso's most renowned winemakers at one table! 7pmRSVP, 805-237-7896,, Weekend hours 10:30am-5pm• Sat: Taste award-winning, dry-farmed Zin and get a 2 for 1 tasting with yourZin Tasting ticket. Grab a bowl of Beefandel (Beef Bourguignon braised withzesty Zinfandel) with crusty bread and garden salad. $10• Sun: Zin Tasting tickets 2 for 1 tastings! Chef Jeff grills local lamb burgers!Great with a glass of their award-winning Zinfandel. 12-4pm, $10MARCH 18-20Zinfandel Festival at Niner Estates• Fri-Sun: Enjoy their selection of Bordeaux, Rhône and Italian wines in ourelegant Hospitality Center located on Paso Robles' westside. Experience theversatility of Paso Robles Wine Country. 10am-5pm, www.ninerwine.comMARCH 18-20Zinfandel Festival at Pianetta• Fri-Sun: Open House, they may not be releasing a Zinfandel but have a lot tocelebrate. Enjoy cheese and chocolate pairings and award-winning wines!Gift boxes and wine specials, only this weekend!• Sat: Fantastic flatbread pizza! An afternoon with delectable food and evenbetter wine. $10, Complimentary/Club members (includes tasting flight!)Fri-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12-6pm, www.pianettawinery.comMARCH 18-20Zinfandel Festival at Wild Horse• Fri & Sun: Gourmet chocolate, cheeses and olive oils & special pre-saleoffering of 2008 Cheval Sauvage Pinot Noir. 30% off by the case! $5• Sat: Pinot will be flowing! Splash Café-style barbecue of pulled porksandwiches plus. Live music,12-3pm. Tasting $5, lunch and tasting $, weekend hours 11am-5pmMARCH 18-20Zinfandel Festival in Pleasant Valley• Cinquain – Robert Parker, Jr. calls their Syrah, "delicious and sexy." Pouringtheir 2008 Malbec which recently won a Double Gold Medal and Best Malbecand their oakey, buttery Chardonnay was awarded a Double Gold Medal,Best Chardonnay and Best White Wine at the Denver International WineCompetition. Great time to visit without making an appointment.Tastings are complimentary.• J&J Cellars – Fri-Sun: A fabulous weekend of premium wines, gourmetdelights, new releases, barrel samples and delightful surprises. Enjoy warmhospitality, beautiful picnic area and Bocce ball court surrounding theirtasting room. Best case sale ever! Fri: BBQ & Blues - Accompanied by greatblues music by Code Blues. Includes a large glass of wine, $35, $30/InnerCircle. RSVP,, 805-467-2891• Locatelli – Fri-Sun: Taste new release 2008 Melodia (Zinfandel/Petite Sirahblend) and 2008 Estate Petite Sirah - two of their most popular wines. Alsotaste the limited release Old Mission San Miguel wine. Additional discountsfor Loco Club members on select wines and Zin Tasting ticketholders receive10% off any purchases this weekend.• Pretty-Smith – Fri-Sun: All of the Zinfandel products sold out, but they willpull a few oldies from the library. A unique opportunity to see how well PasoRobles Zinfandel ages. Also will be pouring a vertical of estate grownCabernet Sauvignon. Case specials will be offered on select wines allweekend long.• Ranchita Canyon – Fri-Sun: Celebrate the winery's third anniversary. ThreeZins, including the "Old Vine" and limited production "Thiz- iz-it." Also OldVine Petite Sirah, some unique red blends and two fortified Port-styledessert wines. Complimentary appetizers. Wine specials all• RiverStar – Sat: Delicious pasta dinner paired with barrel samples of 2009Zinfandel! Great Zinfandel specials! Dinner and barrel tasting.$20, $10/Stargazers. Sun: Zin-friendly sausage and cheese pairings, alongwith other award-winning, estate grown wines. $5, Complimentary/StargazersDiscounts for Zin Tasting ticketholders all weekend.• Silver Horse – Fri-Sun: Don’t have a lot of Zinfandel but very good and stillvery much in the barrel. Tasty bites will be served with all wines, live musicon Saturday. 11am-5pm,• Tackitt Family – Fri-Sun: Try newly released 2008 Zinfandel paired withcomplimentary hors d'oeuvres. www.tackittfamilyvineyards.comMARCH 18-20Zinfandel Festival at Sculpterra• Fri: Comparative tastings, barrel samples and tapas.• Sat: Greek celebration – dancers, food and music. Authentic Mediterraneancuisine and a glass of wine. $25, $20/Wine Club. RSVP, 805-226-8881• Sun: Barrel samples and a vineyard tour, 1pm, RSVP, 805-226-8881Case specials on our 2007 Zinfandel all weekend long.MARCH 19Zin Tasting & Wine Country AuctionThis year’s auction features wine collections of all shapes and sizes; revisit oldtime favorites or explore zinfully delicious new discoveries in formats rangingfrom verticals to Jeroboams. Funds gifted to San Luis Obispo County organizationsthat support healthcare, education and greater community services.See website for pricing,• ZIP (Zinfully Important Person) Ticket - Saturday, 6-9:30pm. Zip into the ZinTasting & Wine Country Auction one hour early to experience true ZIPtreatment in a zintimate atmosphere.• Zin Fan Del Ticket - Saturday, 7-9:30pmMARCH 19Zinfandel Festival at Robert Hall WineryWhy does Cabernet Sauvignon make gorgonzola so velvety? How does agedGouda make Chardonnay taste fresh? Cheese pairing seminar with Danika Reedof Vivant Fine Cheese. She pairs six of award-winning wines with six mouthwateringcheeses! Seminar 11am- 1pm, Happy Hour, with additional wine andcheese for purchase, 1-2pm, $30, $25/Cavern Club members, includes wine andcheese tastings. Ticketholder must be at least 21.RSVP, 805-239-1616 ext. 24, www.roberthallwinery.comMARCH 19A “Walkabout Zin Tasting” in the caves at Justin WineryJoin the 17 Far Out Wineries on a unique "Walkabout Zin Tasting’ . You’ll havean opportunity to meet the “Makers,” attend breakout seminars while enjoyingappetizers and more! 21 & over only please, no children will be admitted.10am-1pm, $55, 19-20Zinfandel Festival at Halter RanchVisit their historic tasting room this weekend for a taste of our Halter RanchEstate Wines. OK, there aren't any Zins on the menu, but look for these newreleases: 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, 2010 Rosé, 2008 Côtes de Paso - their RhonestyleRed Blend. Savor wood-fired pizzas by Ciro, meet winemaker Bill Sheffer,winegrower Mitch Wyss. Join them on Sunday for a very custom vineyard tourand tasting. 11am-5pm both days, $10/ includes pizza.MARCH 19-20Zinfandel Festival at Rotta Winery• Sat-Sun: Food for purchase and Zinfandel Festival Weekend Wine Special!Come enjoy music in the vines, good food, and cheese and wine pairings!Live music, 2-5pm, weekend hours 10am-6pm, www.rottawinery.comMARCH 212011 Wine Education Series:France - BordeauxNiner Wine Estates Hospitality Center – Did you know that the British oncecontrolled Bordeaux and influenced the style of wine that is still beingproduced along the Gironde River today? Learn about the history of thispremier wine growing region and the rules that are in place to keep the qualityhigh and prices even higher! 6-8:30pm, $75/Single Class; $337.30/Five ClassProgram; $1,275/Full Course Program, CLUB 9 discounts do apply.805-239-2233, info@ninerwine.comPISMO BEACH/SHELL BEACHONGOING SUNDAYSShell Beach Farmers MarketFeaturing products such as fresh produce, flowers, jams, dried fruits, artisanvinegars, grown by local farmers. A variety of other products, including familyfun. 9am-1pm, Dinosaur Caves Park, shellbeachfarmersmarket@yahoo.comONGOINGComplimentary Limosine Servicewith Pismo Beach WineryTheir complimentary limousine service eliminates the need for a designateddriver. Relax and travel in style on your wine tasting excursion to Pismo BeachWinery. Must be at least 21 years old, allow approximately one hour.Limousine only travels from your resort to their winery and back.Free,, 805-773-9463MARCH 4-611th Annual World of Pinot NoirThe Cliffs Resort, Shell Beach – Extraordinary Pinot Noir producers from aroundthe globe together with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekendcelebration and education. 805-489-1758,• Three Grand Tastings - Friday, Saturday & Sunday Brunch Walk-Around Tasting• Three Seminar selections on Friday, March 4th including:Seminar A: International Roundtable, and Alcohol & BalanceSeminar B: Hirsch Vineyard Examination, and Oregon vs. CaliforniaSeminar C: Vintage Burgundy tasting, with host Fred Dame.• Featured Tasting on Saturday, March 5th ~ "Young Turks of Burgundy",with moderator Allen Meadows• Friday Dinner Extravaganza at Chamisal Vineyards• Saturday Paulee Dinner at Au Bon Climat WinerySAN LUIS OBISPOONGOINGHearst Castle ToursLed by an experienced guide, tour Hearst Castle and encounter first-hand the majestyand beauty of this historical treasure. 800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.orgONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSMaster the Art of Wine and Cheeseat Tolosa WineryFour cheeses are served using only artisan and/or farmstead products. Wine ispaired with each cheese, utilizing the principles of balance and harmony.11am-4pm, RSVP, 805-782-0500, www.tolosawinery.comONGOINGThe San Luis Obispo Art CenterPermanent collection & constantly rotating exhibits of works by local artists inall media – paintings, sculpture, photography & more.11am-5pm daily except Tuesdays, 805-543-8562, www.sloartcenter.orgONGOING WEEKENDSMusic at Mother’s TavernUpscale tavern with entertainment, check for schedules805-541-8733, www.motherstavern.com10 More events at

WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | CALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOING SECOND SUNDAYDallidet Adobe & GardensOldest house in the city of San Luis Obispo. Site of first commercial winery inthe area. 1-4pm, 805-543-0638, 43rd Annual Culinary CarnivalEmbassy Suites, SLO – Enjoy gourmet food prepared by regional celebrity chefsand restaurants, carefully paired with local Tolosa wines and additonal localwineries and breweries. Combined with a beautiful setting and silent auction, asplendid evening filled with culinary delights. All proceeds to Prado Day Center.$40, 5:30-7:30pm, www.tolosawinery.comFEBRUARY 12Valentine’s Dinner at Edna ValleyLove is in the air...a romantic evening at the Vineyard. Chef Seth White, fromPacific Harvest Catering, plans very creative four course menu. Their best winesto match each course. Live music, 6:30-10pm, $95, $83/Club Edna & FoundersRSVP, 805-544-5855 x 42, www.ednavalleyvineyard.comFEBRUARY 26Mission V Blending SeminarAt TolosaTeam up with winemaker Larry Brooks and become your very own winemakerfor a day! Guests will be given 3-4 Pinot Noir lots from their 2009 vintage tocreate the next Mission V blend to be released in January 2012. Blend awayusing your taste buds, lab equipment and learn how it's done in the cellar.When your teams creates its final blend, it will be entered into a blind tastingupstairs in the Heritage Room where you will enjoy a catered lunch and winetasting. The winning blend will then be bottled and used for their next MissionV exclusive Heritage Club wine. $40, www.tolosawinery.comFEBRUARY 26SLO Symphony Ball & Auction 50th Anniversary1961! Come party with them as they celebrate 50 years of beautiful music withthe Symphony. 6pm-12am,, 805-543-3533MARCH 6Wine and Food Seminarat Edna ValleyInstructor- Tina Hoppe–Learn to work with ingredients that will showcase yourfavorite varietals. Utilize characteristics in food that will allow you to balance thecomponents found in wine. You will even learn about sugar and spice and allthat is nice. Several food and wine tastings to help educate your palate. Sincethey roll right into dinner, join them for a casual yet yummy buffet dinner.3-6pm, $40, $35 Club Edna, Founders,Industry. 6-8pm, Buffet Dinner $20Space limited. RSVP, 805-544-5855 x 42, www.ednavalleyvineyard.comMARCH 9-13The 17th San Luis Obispo International Film FestivalThe happiest film festival in America. Mick LaSalle, film critic for the San FranciscoChronicle just listed the SLOIFF as one of the top "highs" of 2010!, 805-546-FILM (3456)SANTA BARBARA COUNTYLOMPOC/BUELLTONONGOING FRIDAYSOlde Towne Market in LompocFood wine & music in the summer months805-736-4567, www.lompocrecord.comLOS OLIVOSONGOING WEDNESDAYSEvening with the Winemaker$15, 805-688-7265, 5-6pm, www.losolivoscafe.comONGOING SATURDAYSGlobal Gardens Organic Food TastingEnjoy delicious organic tastings. 11am-5pm daily, $3805-693-1600, www.globalgardensgifts.comFEBRUARY 12Perfect Pairing: Valentine's DayCheese & Chocolate Celebration!An evening of pairing cheese from around the world with local chocolates andCarina Cellars wines. You will also have the opportunity to have all yourpurchases engraved. 6-8pm,, 805-688-2459SANTA BARBARAONGOING SUNDAYSSanta Barbara Arts & Crafts ShowFor 44 years featuring all types of art, crafts & jewelry with 200+ artists andcraftsman. East Beach Pier, 10am–dusk, 805-897-1982, www.sbaacs.comONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 2011Sunlight and Water: Celebrating theWinemakers of Santa Barbara CountyBy fine art photographer Mark Robert Halper. At eight tasting rooms, the LosOlivos Cafe and the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, Los Olivos.www.sunlightandwater.comONGOING FRIDAYSWine Tasting at East Beach WineHosted by a winemaker, winery owner or wine broker. 8 -10 wines to taste.4-7pm, contact for current host listing, 805-691-1020, www.eastbeachwine.comONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSDowntown Walking ToursGuided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past. Saturday tour historic areas andSunday 20th century architecture. $10,, 805-965-6307ONGOINGTy Warner Sea CenterExplore creatures of the sea at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural HistoryStearns Wharf, Barbara Museum of ArtCheck site for hours and exhibits. 805-963-4364, www.sbma.netONGOINGC‘est CheeseStop for lunch, wine, cheese and chocolate. They’re starting to ramp up theirselection, bringing in new and delicious cheeses, wines and various treats forall to enjoy. 825 Santa Barbara Street, 805-965-0318ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 25Journey through Europe: Enchanting ArchitectureAn experienced world traveler and cultural observer, Birgitte Aarestruptransports viewers to distant lands through exquisitely composed photographs.For over thirty years she has been capturing unforgettable moments, evokingprofound mood and emotion while also telling an enduring story of a particularplace and time. Her tools are purely traditional: Hasselblad and Nikoncameras, film and natural light. The subjects of indigenous cultures and natureare strong influences., 805-965-6307SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYONONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSSanta Maria Valley Railway Historical MuseumLots of fun including a train simulator exhibit. 1-4:30pm805-714-4927, Night Wine Downat Costa de OroGreat way to start your weekend! Enjoy live music, wine tasting and cheeseplates. 4:30-7:30pm, 805-922-1468, www.cdowinery.comSANTA YNEZONGOING THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYSDancing at Maverick SaloonDance lessons, live country western or rock & roll. 6:45pm, check web forschedule of entertainers. 805-686-4785, www.mavericksaloon.orgONGOINGSanta Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum& Parks - Janeway Carriage HouseExhibits from Chumash period through early 20th century ranch day, 12-4pm805-688-7889, www.santaynezvalleymuseum.orgONGOINGCachuma Lake Recreation Area ActivitiesSanta Ynez Park, 805-686-5050 ,, $8 per vehicle• Fri-Sun: Wildlife Nature Cruises aboard the 45-passenger pontoon boat"Osprey" featuring 2-hour tour with naturalist. Call for schedule & fees.• Sat: 10-11:30am. Naturalists and volunteers lead a 1-mile walk on theOak Canyon Trail for all ages. Free with park admission.• Sat: 12:30-1:30pm; Junior Park Rangers Program (ages 3-12) $2/childONGOINGArt at Artiste WineryEach quarter, Artiste releases two new wines with impressionist painted labelsfrom the brushes of their featured artist. 805-686-2626 www.artiste.comONGOINGGlider Rides at the Airport805-688-2517, Santa Ynez, www.gliderides.comFEBRUARY 12A Wine Fantasy in FebruaryEnjoy this opportunity to become more familiar with some of your favoriteValley wineries. Sample reserve wines, barrel tastings or pre-released wineswith complimentary hors d'oeuvres. $45, www.santaynezwinecountry.comPost your events at www.WineCountryThisMonth.comFEBRUARY 14-15Santa Ynez Valley Wine AroundExclusive wine & barrel tastings with gourmet hors d’oeuvres at BridlewoodEstate Winery, Fess Parker Vineyard & Winery, Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery;conversations with the vintners; entertainment; dining certificates at theChumash Casino Resort; and gift amenities plus deluxe transportation betweenall activities. Over 21 please. $125, (lodging on your own)1-800-742-2843, EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAYLive Music in the Tasting Roomat Sort This Out CellarsKeep a lookout for special band performances that you won't want to miss!www.sortthisoutcellars.comONGOINGQuicksilver Miniature Horse FarmVisit Solvang horse farm with beautiful views. They do not offer petting pens orrides in the cart but you are able to get up close and personal with theminiature horse.10am–3pm, 805-686-4002, WEDNESDAYSSolvang Farmers MarketFresh produce, flowers & foods, on First Street, between Mission Drive andCopenhagen, 4-7pm, 805-962-5354, www.sbfarmersmarket.orgONGOINGElverhoj Museum of History & ArtShowcases Solvang’s rich cultural history. Former residence of one of Solvang'smost artistic families, now a community museum devoted to the history ofSolvang, the colorful heritage and pioneer spirit of Denmark and the arts.1-4pm, Wed-Thu, 12-4pm, Fri-Sun, 805-686-1211, www.elverhoj.orgONGOINGHans Christian Andersen MuseumHonoring the multi-talented Danish father of the modern fairy tale, is filledwith copies of Andersen’s books, sketches, paper cutouts, silhouettes andcollages. 10am-5pm daily, www.solvangusa.comONGOINGSolvang Vintage Motorcycle MuseumHouses a collection of vintage and rare motorcycles as well as European racebikes. The museum rotates some of the bikes each month so that the bikes ondisplay are constantly changing and expanding. Weekends 11am-5pm and byappointment mid-week. 805-686-9522, www.motosolvang.comVENTURA COUNTYFEBRUARY 10Wine & Food PairingWine Basics with Beckey at Herzog Wine Cellars– Join their house sommelier,Beckey Richards, as she guides guests through wine basics and more advancedknowledge. 7 pm $20, $15/wine club. RSVP, 805-983-1560FEBRUARY 13Food & Wine Lovers FestivalFour Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village – Join them for a gathering of the finestlocal wineries and restaurants . Enjoy talents of celebrated local chefs and winemakers, luxurious chocolates and cheeses, hand rolled cigars, unique gifts,shopping, music and more. A true taste of what Ventura County has to offerright before Valentine’s Day. 2-6pm, $65. www.venturacountywinetrail.comFEBRUARY 13Five Star Winemaker DinnerJust when the festival is ending, your night's just beginning! Indulge in a fourcourse, five star dinner, downstairs at Hamptons Restaurant inside the FourSeasons Hotel. Rare and exclusive tastings of award-winning local wines, barreltastings, meet the winemaker, treats, special gifts and prizes. 6:30-10:30pm$105 includes Festival admission and dinner, www.venturacountywinetrail.comFEBRUARY 164th Annual International Food & Wine Festivalat Herzog Wine CellarsGuests will taste upward of 100 wines from all over the world, along withamazing food from Tierra Sur. You will also have the chance to visit with winemakersfrom around the world. $100, $85/if 2 or more are purchased$60/wine club, 6-9pm, 805-983-1560, www.herzogwinecellars.comEmail your upcoming event information toLaurie@WineCountryThisWeek.comFor best results, submit informationat least 6 weeks prior to your event.11

WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHVineyard Antique MallUnderpriced Treasuresby Kim Murphy-RodriguesWinter is here and presents the perfectopportunity to plan a wine country getaway,complete with wine tasting, sampling of greatlocal cuisine and partaking in some fabulousantiquing here on the Central Coast. Visitors,who are traveling through Paso Robles viaHighway 101, are in for an extraordinary treatas they step back in time with a stop at theVineyard Antique Mall.Located a short distance south of this agriculturalheartland, the Vineyard Antique Mallcalls a formidable, large rustic brown barnhome, with the structure providing anauthentic setting for a journey through pasteras. As you enter, memorabilia from earlierdecades beckon, with baseball trading cardsfrom the San Francisco Giants to the BostonRed Sox tucked away in boxes amidst thecache of Marvel comic books, while a showcaseprovides the setting for a colorful collectionof vintage glass marbles, includingketchup and mustard marbles and the prevalentcats eyes.The mall is a vast 10,000 square feet oftimeless, underpriced treasures. There areendless booths and displays of artifacts fromthe past with retro albums ranging from theclassic Count Basie and Benny Goodman tothe venerable favorite of the 1970s – FleetwoodMac. Sterling silver jewelry, handforged aluminum plates, Bauer ringwearpottery, iron tools, glassware and classicbooks such as “Mark Twain” and Louisa MayAlcott’s “Little Men” line the shelves. Aleisurely walk through the barn is greetedwith displays of timeless furniture pieces,perfect for any home, such as a solidmahogany wood table by the LundbergBrothers and an eclectic selection of 1920sHeywood-Wakefield movie theater seats ofthe late art-nouveau period – ideal for yourhome theater and media room.Further exploration reveals antique schooldesks, a classic Singer sewing machine, and atabletop jukebox console straight from an all-American diner providing a touch of nostalgiaof simpler times. The mall also featuresmodern touches with a contemporary woodcraftedarmoire, while those seeking a morerustic look are sure to be delighted with anauthentic aged Mexican saddle with a coordinatingcowhide mirror and chair.Nestled around the corner are twin sets ofiron sweetheart chairs complete withbubblegum pink seats – perfect for indoorand outdoor living spaces, and agreeable withany décor.The abundance of indoor antiques iscomplemented by an expansive outdoorpatio showroom of over 2,000 square feet ofgarden accessories ranging from benches, art,wagon wheels, swings, planters and columnsto light sconces, bird cages and vintage signs.The mall features an ever-changing landscapeof collectibles, with something for everyone.Seasonally the outdoor selection will grow,with the gardening selection complementingthe perfect spring and summer coastal days.Proprietors Greg and Jeannine Cantrellhave had a life-long love of collectingantiques. The location on Ramada Drive inPaso Robles has been their only location andhas proved to be ideal for the business, witheasy visibility and access from Highway 101.What started out as a personal enterprisewith a small booth in an antique store hasgrown into an all-encompassing, fun, lifestylededicated to antiques. Cantrell takes agreat deal of pride in the selection at theVineyard Antique Mall, and has a waiting listof vendors seeking to sell and consign theircollectibles at her location. She believes thatover the past two decades the mall “hasbecome a destination for tourists visiting ourarea, with many planning their trips to theCentral Coast around a visit to the Vineyard12 Find out more at

WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINE COUNTRY NEWSAntique Mall. We have a greatselection of antiques with ourwine accessories one of thelargest in the nation. Our winecollection includes one-of-akindvintage corkscrews, manywhich are 80 – 100 years old,with intricate details in the corktop and materials includingeverything from hand carvedivory, to rare woods and metals.Our antique wine racks, riddlingracks, estate wine openers, winecorkers and uncorkers areextremely popular withcustomers” commented Cantrell.The shop also receives specialrequests, with a great deal ofinterest in wine accessories fromcollectors and wine enthusiastsall over the United States,including those in the Napa/Sonoma area who regularlycontact Cantrell to procureunique wine items. With thegrowth of the wineries in PasoRobles over the years, the selectionat the Vineyard Antique Mallhas also grown, with great caretaken to secure wine accessorieswhich will complement the winecountry visitor’s experience intaking home an exceptionalmemento along with thememory of their Central Coastwine getaway. The mallwelcomes oenophiles searchingfor the perfect addition to theirhome wine cellar, with the beliefthat antiquing, like enjoying afine wine, should be fun andpleasurable for all, with eachitem found a treasure to behold.You can easily locate the VineyardAntique Mall with a simpleGoogle search for: vineyardantiques. The mall is open daily,10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondaythrough Saturday and 11 a.m. to5 p.m. on Sundays. Drop by tocheck out the underpriced treasuresat the Vineyard AntiqueMall and have fun antiquing!Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com13

WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHView from the top of Rancho del Cielo, Paso RoblesInside the tasting room and winery at Rancho del Cielo, Paso Roblesby Michael CervinIn 2003 Carina Cellars was launched as a vision between winemakerJoey Tensley and businessman David Hardee. It was a meetingthat might seem out of place, given that the two men come fromopposite places. Tensley grew up in Bakersfield and first discoveredwine at age 12 and no, he was not tasting it. He was on a soccer teamthat took him to play in Bordeaux and the young team got a tour ofthe winery. He knew in an instant that he wanted to be a winemaker.“That pretty much made me the only kid growing up in Bakersfieldwith that particular dream,” he says with a chuckle. He moved toSanta Barbara and gained an understanding of wine by jobs as anassistant winemaker at the well-regarded Babcock and Beckmenwineries.Hardee, by contrast, was involved in law and he charted outCarina Cellars as a simple extension of his meticulous planning usedas an attorney. He was fully aware of the idea of starting slowly andidentifying a long term approach to the winery. “In a start-up operation,you try to eliminate as many potential obstacles as you can,” hesays referring to what wines he wanted to make. The Rhone varietieswere a more logical choice over the oft-planted Pinot Noir andChardonnay, and Syrah was the main focus. “Our winemakingapproach is traditional and minimalist,” Hardee admits. “We partnerwith growers who share our philosophy on farming, dedication tocanopy management, low yields and fruit balance. We think thatcreates the best wines, rich in traditional varietal flavors and the14CARINA CELLARSSailing Toward Greatnessterrior of the vineyard,” he says. And Tensley agrees. “Syrah is veryhip and the cool thing about it is that it adapts well to variousgrowing conditions,” he says. The name Carina was used since it wasthe name of Hardee’s 54 foot sailboat, which he had sailed all over theEast Coast. His boat had always brought him good fortune andwonderful experiences, a mantle the winery now possesses.Carina Cellars has made a name for themselves with Syrah,specifically Syrah coming from the well-regarded Colsen CanyonVineyard. The approximately 15-acre vineyard is located in the SanRafael Mountains high above the Santa Maria Valley. The farming ofthese vines produces extremely low yields of small clusters of tinyberries helping to make dense wines, which is why the fruit is highlysought-after. One of Carina’s best known offerings is called the 7Percent, an unusual blending of red and white wines of 93 percentSyrah and seven percent Viognier. Receiving high marks from thenational wine press, this wine is a must-have and has become one oftheir flagship wines. “The Viognier adds just a few floral notes to thearoma, a touch of citrus on the palate and just enough creaminess tomellow out the tannins, but the Syrah is bringing the most to thisparty with lush, dark fruit and hints of green peppercorn,” saysHardee. And he has in mind the perfect food complement to thiswine which includes marbled rib eye steak, red wine braised beefshort ribs, sweet and spicy pork ribs, or braised lamb shank. Thatmay seem like a plethora of choices, but that is how Tensley craftsthe wines; to be used on a broad palette.They also launched a blend, Iconoclast, which has merged NapaSign up for our email newsletter at

WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINE COUNTRY NEWS‘The African Queen’ – 1951 Classic comes to Paso RoblesPark Cinemas Valentine Movie Night , February 13th!Enjoy the 1951 classic “The Afrian Queen” with Humphrey Bogart,Katharine Hepburn and Robert Morley on the big screen once againSunday, February 13, at 7 p.m. at Park Cinemas in Downtown PasoRobles. Popcorn and soda or Champagne and cholocates are includedin your $12 ticket. The event starts at 7 p.m., so arrive early for bestseating (in the all-easy, high-back chairs at Park Cinemas, 1100 PineStreet, Paso Robles).The film takes place in Africa during WW1, where a gin-swillingriverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary touse his boat to attack an enemy warship.The evening festivities will benefit the award-winning DowntownPaso Robles Main Street Association, a nonprofit organization dedicatedto the economic revitalization of our downtown. Sponsored byPark Cinemas, Arroyo Robles Winery and Dale Gustine, Attorney.With seating limited, tickets may be purchased for $12 through thePaso Robles Main Street office at 835 12th St., Suite D, in the “Norma’sWay” alley, or telephone (805) 238-4103.Sign up for our email newsletter at 17

WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHPreferred Tasting Room:SILVER HORSE WINERYCome experience what everyone is talking about!by Lisa PrettyLocated just a few miles from downtown PasoRobles in the heart of the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail,Silver Horse Winery sits on top a hill with spectacularviews of the surrounding rolling vineyards andoak studded countryside. This family ownedwinery welcomes guests to enjoy the wines, theviews and some good old fashion hospitality.The wines crafted primarily from the estate vineyardare made to be food-friendly and age-worthy.Winemaker Steve Kroener specializes in French andSpanish varietal wines that are “varietally” correct.On the tasting list you will find his Albarino, Merlot,Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Tempranillo.Along with the stand-alone varietals, Steve produces unique blendsincluding one of his favorites named Tomori. The 2008 Tomori blendis 60% Syrah and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. According to Steve“Putting this blend together every year is always a joy. I never knowwhat percentage of each variety I’ll end up with, but I always know inthe end, that it will come together just right.” The 2008 is a winningblend with a lovely assortment of aromas and flavors including blueberry,black cherry, bacon, currant, tobacco and allspice. Tomori will bethe featured wine in the tasting room the month of February withspecial pricing offered for a short period of time.A visit to the tasting room to sample the Silver Horse wines is adelightful experience. The Kroener family has made the property veryinviting with plenty of space to picnic, play a gameof bocce ball, challenge your friends to a round ofhorse shoes or just lounge in the cozy tasting roomwhile sipping wine. The experience has evengotten better with the addition of two more businesseson-site. In the Silver Horse barrel room youwill find wines offered by Tassajara and most SaturdaysFirst Crush Winemaking Experience will beoffering wine education seminars on topics fromberry to bottle.The Kroener family enjoys serving their winewith food and clearly know how to throw a party.The winery tasting room, picnic area and eventfacility are the perfect setting to celebrate. Saturday,February 26th, the Kroeners will be hosting a CioppinoDinner. The dinner will pair the culinary talents of Jennifer Bravowith wines from both Silver Horse and Tassajara. This will be a simple,elegant family style event and tickets may be purchased in advance The winery will also be offering a “FundaySunday Pizza Bash” on Sunday, March 20th during Zinfandel Festivalweekend. The pizza served with wine is so popular that they will beoffering the Funday Sunday Pizza Bash the third Sunday of eachmonth from March until October.SILVER HORSE WINERYOpen Friday-Sunday 11 am-5pm or by appointment2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel(805) 467-WINE | www.silverhorse.comLook for Silver Horse on Facebook and Twitter!18 Sign up for our email newsletter at

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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHWinemaker Profile: Pianetta WineryJohn Pianettaby Melissa ChavezJohn Pianetta’s enthusiasm for winemakingand abiding love for farming is in hisblood. At home among the vines, his 95-acreranch, just North of San Miguel in MontereyCounty, is situated on Big Sandy Creek inIndian Valley. Under triple digit summersuns, and crisp cool nights, it is here wherehis ode to traditional style winemaking isnurtured, growing Cabernet Sauvignon andSyrah varietals.With spring weather approaching and therelative quiet of winter fading fast, WineCountry This Month checked in with John forsome observations by this farmer who makeswine.“Each year is new and exciting in a smallwinery,” says John. “Each vintage is influencedso much for so many thingsthroughout the growing and harvest seasons.These elements create both subtle and drasticeffects within each variety, which makeswinemaking an ongoing challenge as well asan exciting undertaking. There is never oneyear the same!”Pianetta Winery’s plans for the future areanything but grandiose. “Right now the planPIANETTA WINERY SPRING EVENTSFEBRUARY 12 – Valentine’s Day Candy PairingIn the Tasting Room, $5FEBRUARY 26 – 3rd Annual “Take Flight”Library tasting in the barrel room in San MiguelAPRIL 30 – Papagallo Morro Bay Wine Cruise1-4 pmis to remain small. We have had a great timeso far building our small winery, and gettingto know the customer who is enjoying ourproduct.” Says John. “We are very excitedabout our 2009 vintage wines, which will bebottled in June. Each new vintage always hasits special qualities, but we feel that 2009 willbe outstanding across the board.” Pianettawill also be offering a new Jug Wine, whichoriginally was created from an accidentaloversight during their regular bottling. “Wejust ended up with a little bit of extra wineand we needed to bottle it,” says CaitlinPianetta, John’s daughter “so we blended ittogether and bottled it in these little Jugs.”The Jug Wine is described as “quite acharmer” and Pianetta hopes to be able tosoon stock it year round in an effort to highlighttheir devotion to “unpretentiousquality.”What John is foremost geared toward inhis craft is flavor and balance. “Althoughthere are definitely a lot of numbers andscience behind our wines, in the end, italways comes down to flavor, especiallywhen we create our blends. For example,each year when we create our “Bilancio,”instead of using the same blend percentagesyear after year we arrange a tasting panel ofwinery employees, family members, and“seasoned” tasters to target a flavor. We goback and forth with different blends until wereach a flavor we all appreciate. It is alearning process for everyone, but a veryenjoyable one!”Pianetta is currently celebrating their new2008 releases: their inaugural vintage ofBarbera, their new Pianetta Estate CabernetSauvignon, and their Pianetta Sangiovese, a2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competitiongold medal winner!PIANETTA WINERYOpen Sunday-Thursday 12-6pmFriday-Saturday 11am-7pm829 13th Street, Paso Robles(805) 226-4005 | www.pianettawinery.comLook for Pianetta on Facebook!22 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!

W I N E C O U N T R Y T H I S M O N T H ’ SW I N E C O U N T R Y S P O T L I G H TM A M A’S M E AT BA L LOne pretty reliable way to find outjust how good the food at a localrestaurant is, is to ask somebody inthe restaurant business. Ask abartender, a waiter, anyone in fact,what they think of Mama’s meatballsin San Luis Obispo and their lipsbegin to quiver, their eyes roll towardsthe heavens, they sigh; that is howgood Mama’s Meatball is.Set in a small courtyard off of one ofthe town’s main streets, in a placecalled the Old Creamery, Mama’sMeatball is actually divided in two.On the right is the take-out wherepeople line up to get their orders ofmeatballs and more. To the left,fronted by a huge-trunked tree and awater fountain, is the intimate restaurantwith it’s mural of the Mediterraneanacross the back.Meatballs aside, the restaurant,under owner and chef Nicola Allegretta,offers a wide range ofauthentic Italian dishes, many ofthem now available in smaller sizesas well, a bow to the economy andhis customer’s wishes. Among themare half a dozen soups, a long list ofsalads (including grilled salmon anda refreshing pear and gorgonzola),some wonderful antipasto choices,both hot and cold paninis(including, of course, one made withmeatballs), more pasta dishes thanthere is space here to share (thoughthe Ravioli di Pollo all Vodka –homemade ravioli filled with chickenand served in a vodka sauce – cannotgo unmentioned).There is also a heady selection ofmeat and fish dishes as well as anynumber of traditional and specialtypizzas (now available in two sizes)and some far too-tempting desserts.Mama’s Meatball currently has twolocations. The original is in the OldCreamery plaza at 570 HigueraStreet, San Luis Obispo, (805) 544-0861. Mama’s Meatball is also availablefor your convenience in thesouth county at 325 Pier Avenue bythe entrance of the Pismo BeachDunes, (805) 473-2383.Hours of operation are Tuesday toSunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.and 4:30 to 10 p.m., closed onMondays.You can order online And,don’t forgot they can also deliverand have very popular cateringservices, which work with groups(including weddings) of every typeand size.S A N L U I S O B I S P OC A Y U C O SMAMA'S MEATBALLFine Italian Restaurant and CateringMama's Meatball has specialized in creatingseasonal menus by using only the finest andfreshest ingredients.570 Higuera St. Suite 130-135www.mamasmeatball.com805-544-0861HOPPE’S GARDEN BISTRO & WINE SHOPThe most highly acclaimed restaurant and Wine Shop on the CentralCoast. Recognized for Chef Wilhelm Hoppe’s seasonally inspired menu,hand-selected wine list with a beautiful garden and historical setting.Offering a wide range of menu items - from wild game to prime meatsand vegetarian/vegan items.78 N. Ocean Avenue • Wednesday-Sunday • 805.995.1006Sign up for our email newsletter at 23

WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHCalcareous VineyardLet the soil speakby Lisa PrettyCalcareous selected their name based onthe calcareous limestone soil that is foundthroughout their 442-acre vineyard locatedon Peachy Canyon Road just a few miles westof downtown Paso Robles. The soil profilesand cool ocean breezes enable winemaker,Jason Joyce, to produce Bordeaux, Rhône andBurgundy varietals simultaneously.The relaxing drive along the windingcountry road will lead you to the propertyentrance. Follow the driveway up to the topand you will find yourself at a 2,000-footelevation surrounded by vineyards andbreathtaking views. At the hilltop sits thetasting room opened in 2008 and namedLloyd’s Lookout after the winery’s visionaryco-founder Lloyd Messer. Today his twodaughters carry on the labor of love to cultivatefruit from the vineyards and offer acollection of world-class blends and varietalwines. The wines are rich in herbal and fruitaromas, perfectly balanced and elegantlyrefined.The wines may be tasted at Lloyd’sLookout daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thetasting list changes often but always includesa mix of wines from the Calcareous and24Co-founder Dana BrownTwisted Sisters lines. Those looking for a greatvalue will be delighted to hear that during themonth of February the 2006 Syrah and 2006York Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon areoffered in the tasting room at a special priceof just $20 per bottle (regularly $34).Whilesampling the fabulous offering of wine fromthe tasting list, visitors will be captivated bythe views through the tasting room’s glasswalls. In addition to wine tasting, visitors canenjoy lunch at the large picnic area, shop inthe gift area and even enjoy a game of bocceball. A private tour of the winery can bearranged upon request.Valentine’s weekend is the perfect time tobring someone special to Calcareous. Thewinery is offering a romantic four coursedinner with their award winning wines “ontop of the world.” The Valentine’s Dinner atLloyd’s Lookout will begin at 6:30 p.m.Saturday, February 12th and reservations are$75 per person or $60 per club member. AnyValentine’s sweetheart will be wowed by theviews, the atmosphere, the impressive menuand of course the wines created from the veryunique soils.Another event not to miss is theCalcareous New Release Party. On Sunday,February 27th from 2 to 4 p.m., Calcareouswill be celebrating the release of four newwines. The new releases include the 2008Pinot Noir, 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008Grenache/Mouvedre and the 2009 Viognier.Each of the new releases will be poured andoffered with a food pairing. This is a greatopportunity to taste the latest and greatestoffering.CALCAREOUS VINEYARDOpen Daily 11am-5pmPicnic Area | Bocce Court3430 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles(805) 239-0289 | www.calcareous.comSign up for our email newsletter at

WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINE COUNTRY NEWSPaso Robles Wine Country Converges in Los AngelesPaso Robles Wine Country converges on Los Angeles during the2011 Grand Tasting Tour, February 26 through March 5. This excitingprogram will showcase California’s continued growth in world-classwinemaking and the culinary arts through a series of events in andaround the City of Angels from the foothills of Pasadena to the coastalcommunity of Santa Monica. Activities feature Paso’s winemakers andinclude winemaker dinners, in-store tastings and the marquee event,the Grand Tasting showing more than 100 wines on March 2.“The Grand Tasting Tour is hot-off-the-heels of world renownedaccolades from publications including Wine Enthusiast and WineSpectator,” said Stacie Jacob, executive director of the Paso RoblesWine Country Alliance. “Wine aficionados are invited to meet Paso’swinemakers and discover the buzz about Paso Robles Wine Countryduring the week of activities in Los Angeles.”The signature Grand Tasting takes place at Los Angeles’ historicalevent venue, Vibiana (411 S. Main Street, Suite M100) on Wednesday,March 2. The afternoon tasting, 1 to 5 p.m., is open to members ofthe wine trade and media. The evening tasting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.,features more than 35 wineries, and an array of gourmet appetizers byRoomForty. Tickets are $60 on dinners will be taking place in Los Angeles February26 through March 5. Visit for details and toreserve your seats. Following the Wednesday Grand Tasting will be aseries of in-store tastings at your favorite Los Angeles retail outlets.Visit to the Wednesday, March 2 Grand Tasting at the Vibiana arenow available on Wine enthusiasts are encouragedto book early as past events do sell out. For a list of winemakerdinners and retail tastings along with complete information on the2011 Los Angeles Grand Tasting Tour, visit or call1-800-549-WINE.The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance represents wineries,growers, and businesses in Paso Robles Wine Country. Centrallylocated between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along California’sCentral Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country is California’s fastestgrowing wine region. It encompasses more than 26,000 vineyardacres and more than 200 wineries.Find out more at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com25

WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHALAPAY CELLARSAvila Beach Winery Receives Top Honors in SF Chronicle Wine Competition!The results of the prestigious 2011 San Francisco Chronicle WineCompetition were announced last month with Avila Beach basedAlapay Cellars receiving a top Sweepstakes Award – “Double Gold,”“Best in Class,” and “Best Dessert Wine in the Competition” for their2009 Paso Robles Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc. This competitionholds the distinction for the last eight consecutive years as being “Thelargest wine Competition of American wines in the world.” More than5000 entries this year from 23 states were evaluated by 65 top wineprofessional judges located throughout the country during the firstweek of January.This award is a great honor for the winery as winemaker/ownersScott and Rebecca Remmenga celebrate ten years of making premiumboutique wines on the Central Coast under the Alapay label. In additionto receiving this top award for their Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc,the winery has also received numerous other honors in the samecompetition. These awards include a Double-Gold “Best in Class” fortheir 2009 San Luis Obispo County Lagrein, a gold medal for their2009 San Luis Obispo County Zinfandel, a gold medal for their 2008Paso Robles Rebekah Bordeaux blend, as well as four additional silvermedals for their Grenache Blanc, Syrah, Bien Nacido Vineyard PinotNoir, and Late Harvest Moscato wines. The wineries previous 2008Paso Robles French Camp Vineyard Lagrein was awarded the samedistinction Double-Gold “Best in Class” in the 2010 San FranciscoChronicle competition and additionally was awarded “The Best RedWine in the Competition” at the Central Coast Wine Competition in2010 which was held at the California Mid State Fairgrounds. Thewinery has continued to be awarded some of the highest honors inlocal and nationwide competitions throughout its history.Alapay Cellars was founded in 2001 after winemaker ScottRemmenga changed career paths – having co-owned a printingcompany with his father for ten years in San Luis Obispo that specializedin the production of wine labels for wineries throughout the26Winemaker/owners Scott and Rebecca RemmengaAlapay Cellars Tasting Room in Avila BeachUnited States. With his wife Rebecca’s marketing and sales expertise,the two of them, for more than 10 years, have together grown thewinery to its current success of over 5000 cases annually. Being thesecond business to open in downtown Avila Beach after the Unocalcleanup and remediation, the winery’s first tasting room was located inan alleyway. This tasting room (a former Unocal construction office)was just 500 square feet in size, but was elaborately decorated with awine/beach theme – the backdrop of the tasting bar being a 200 gallonsalt water aquarium. With tourists eagerly looking for fun activities tofill their vacation time and as the town of Avila Beach was steadilybeing reconstructed, the tasting room business quickly grew and aloyal following for Alapay wines soon followed.In 2006, with the completion of the winery’s new and current1750-square-foot tasting venue located at the corner of 1st and SanMiguel streets in Avila Beach, the Remmenga’s made a conscious decisionto focus their efforts on direct-to-consumer sales through the newtasting room. Wine production is overseen by owner/winemaker ScottRemmenga at the co-op facility Central Coast Wine Services in SantaMaria. Mr. Remmenga is adamant regarding the quality of winesproduced by the winery and as such is 100% “hands on” when itcomes to wine production. Grapes are harvested from nearby vineyardslocated between Paso Robles and the Santa Ynez Valley.Premium fruit and French oak barrels are used by the winery. Tastingroom hours in Avila Beach are open daily 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.The San Francisco Chronicle’s public tasting of the top awardwinningwines including Alapay Cellars Late Harvest SauvignonBlanc, takes place on Saturday, February 19 in San Francisco atthe Fort Mason Center near Fisherman’s Wharf. More informationon the event can be found at up for our email newsletter at

WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | SAN LUIS OBISPOCelebrate Valentine’s Day at Talley Vineyards!Talley Vineyards is toasting toValentine’s Day with a casual andfestive event at their tasting room inArroyo Grande on Monday, February14th. Singles and couples are invitedto enjoy this special evening featuringan exciting tasting menu carefullypaired with delicious chocolate treats.The tasting room will extend their hours until6 p.m. this evening so there will be plenty of timeto taste through a delicious wine flight andpurchase a discounted bottle for later.Be sure to bring at least one guest to this celebrationso you can take advantage of the promotionaltwo-for-one tasting fee. Reservations are not necessary.Feel free to contact guest services for moreinformation at (805) 489-0446 ext 25.Talley Vineyards is a familyowned and operated winery thatspecializes in estate grownChardonnay and Pinot Noir from theArroyo Grande and Edna valleys.The winery also produces winesunder the Bishop’s Peak label fromestate-grown grapes as well as grapespurchased from greater San Luis Obispo County.Since its inception in 1986, Talley Vineyards hasearned a distinguished reputation for quality andconsistency that reflects the Talley family’s threegenerationfarming history in the area.Talley Vineyards is located at 3031 Lopez Drivein Arroyo Grande. For more infor-mation, or call (805) 489-0446. FollowTalley Vineyards on Facebook and Twitter!LOS OSOS VALLEY RDSan Luis ObispoSEE CANYON RDPERBACCOCELLARSKelseySee CanyonVineyardsSAN LUIS BAYSAN LUIS BAY RDONTARIO RDAVILA BEACHMorovinoALAPAYWOOD WINERYAvila BeachCALLE JOAQUINSALISBURYVINEYARDS101Shell BeachTo Paso Robles(26 miles )VACHELL101Pithy LittleWine Co.OSOS STCHORROS. HIGUERASUBURBANMARSH STMONTEREY STBROAD STSANTA ROSATANK FARMStephen RossWineryBUCKLEY RDMonterey StreetWine CompanyJOHNSON AVEJOHNSON AVEORCUTTCerro Caliente CellarsPRICECANYON RDTANK FARMTOLOSAWINERYBIDDLE RANCHEDNA RDRIGHETTI RDBAILEYANA ANDTANGENT VINEYARDSSaucelito CanyonEDNA VALLEY VINEYARDSWolff VineyardsPiedra CreekBY APPOINTMENTCHAMISALSextantVINEYARDSClaiborne& Churchill227CARPENTER CANYONNOYESKynsiVineyardsORCUTTTIFFANY RANCHCORBETTCenter ofEffort WineRDCANYON RDBISHOP’S PEAK/TALLEYVINEYARDSLOPEZ DRRanchoArroyoGrandeP a c i f i c O c e a nPismo BeachTaste ofthe ValleysPismo BeachWineryOAK PARKFind out more at www.WineCountryThisMonth.comHINDS AVEOAK PARK1Grover BeachMAMA’SMEATBALLOceanoCAMINOBRISCO101GRAND AVE.TRAFFICBRIDGEPhantomRiversBRANCH RDHUASNA RDHUASNA RDArroyo GrandeLAETITIA VINEYARDBarnwood WinesNadia27

Wine Tasting atAV I L A B E AC HAvila Beach is surrounded by gentle, sloping hills, whichdefine the harbor from the landward side. Three piersdefine the look from the oceanside; two are open to thepublic. Guests enjoy leisurely strolls out over the water,and the pier-based restaurants, which always offer freshseasonal seafood. Avila is also an active fishing harborwith many fresh fish markets offering live crab, and freshseafood.PREFUMO CANYON RDWhere to goWINE TASTINGATAVILA BEACHSEE CANYON RDPER BACCOKelsey CELLARSSee CanyonVineyardSEE CANYON RDONTARIO RDBELLEVUEBAYRDLUISAvila BeachSANORCHARDAVILA BEACH DRIVESALISBURYVINEYARDSAVILA BEACH DRIVEMorovino1ST STFRONT STWOODWINERYSAN MIGUELALAPAYCELLARSSAN LUIS101Offer good through February 28, 201128 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!

Wood Winery Boasts the Nation’s First Oceanfront Tasting Roomby Darren DelmoreThe pirate ship-style rope around the barrel studded patio is anappropriate introduction to the Wood Winery’s beachfront tasting room.Last November, Craig and Sheri Wood jumped on a prime new FrontStreet location in Avila Beach to showcase their SLO county elixirs, andthe results have taken their boutique winery to the next level.In addition to having a very unique tasting room location, theWood vineyard is in a microclimate unto itself along Highway 101 atthe base of the Cuesta Grade. “We get some of the heat of Paso Robles,but we get the fog as well,” their daughter Gina pointed out to me.Currently they are growing on roughly 20 acres of land, and are havingamazing results with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, Malbec,Cabernet Franc and even Spain’s Albarino. Craig Wood is both thevineyard manager and winemaker.After finishing up a stint at a SanFrancisco culinary academy and anapprenticeship in a city bakery, Ginais happy to be home and taking onthe task of managing the tasting roomand evolving the business.Tasters can choose between a $5tasting menu for five wines, or youcan go big and do the highly recommended$10 reserve tasting. Personalstandouts for me included Viognierfrom the infamous Fralich vineyardin Paso Robles, with its creamytexture and beachy, tropicalaromatics; Reserve Syrah whichstruck a chord between cool-climateand hot-climate renditions of theRhone varietal; and Cabernet Sauvignon from Jackson’s Vineyard,which cleaned house at the L.A. International Wine Competition.The bottles are graced with wildnames and lively, colorful artwork,including the insanely popular 14KBling sparkling wine, with icy jewelshand-affixed to the front of eachbottle by Sheri Wood. “My mom putsthese on by hand,” Gina saidproudly. “This is a family owned andoperated business man!” Painstakinglylaborious? Perhaps. But a hugehit for bachelorette groups, saucy 40-year-old female birthday parties andsin-prowling savages combing thewave-groomed beaches for love, lustor whatever comes first. The TipsyDog series caught my attention too. “Tipsy is my dog,” Gina pointedout. “I got him when I was 18. Now we do a Tipsy trio: Pinot Noir,Chardonnay and the Beach Bum Syrah.” You can pick up a three packand have them all.Wood Vineyards and Winery is “Where the Ocean Meets the Vines”480 Front Street, Avila Beach and is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, andopen until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, or call (805) 595-9663.Wish You Were Here!Oceanfront Wine TastingUnique gifts & apparelWines by the glass!480 Front St. Avila Beach805.595.9663www.wildwoodwine.comOpen Daily 11-5, Fri & Sat 11-6PatioisOpen!Find out more at 29

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHAlisal Guest Ranch Releases New Wine ClubNestled in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, Alisal GuestRanch is surrounded by numerous world-class wineries. ExecutiveChef Pascal Godé and the Alisal wine club manager now share all oftheir favorite local gems and a few favorites from further afield, withmembers of the new Alisal Wine Club. They hand-select small productionand hard-to-find wines most of which hail from Santa BarbaraCounty and the Central Coast. Wine club members are able to choosefrom three levels each designed to suit specific tastes and styles. Best ofall, shipping is free for all members.Each wine club membership includes:• Cellar Notes, a newsletter with specific information aboutthe wines and suggested recipe pairings from Chef Godé• A one-year subscription to Touring & Tasting magazine• Member discounts on wines by the bottle or case, up to 70% off• Guarantee that the wine is to your liking,or it will be replaced at no cost• Free shippingThe wine club levels include:• Golden Horseshoe ($199) – Four bottles of worldclassred wines (i.e. rare, limited quantity, and/orhighly rated). Wines from well-known, limitedproduction wineries like Jaffurs, Viader, Keenan, ZD,Peju, Chalk Hill and Whitehall Lane, will be featured,to name a few. Choice Super Tuscans from Italy,French Bordeaux and other highly sought afterimports are also included.• Silver Spur ($119) – Six exceptional, hand-craftedand limited production wines from California, Oregon, Washingtonand selected imports. Members will automatically receive three redsand three whites or can tailor the order to suit their needs.• Brass Buckle ($89) showcases four unique bottles of wine eachmonth: two from California, Oregon or Washington; one internationalbottle; and one bottle of white wine, either domestic orinternational.For more information on the Alisal Wine Club,contact Shannon at 1-800-850-4370, ext. 100 or Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has long beenconsidered the premier full-service guest ranch forcouples, families, and conferences since it opened in1946. This secluded hideaway is one of the few placeswhere time seems reluctant to move forward. The AlisalGuest Ranch and Resort offers 73 telephone-and-television-freeguest cottages and suites, more than 50 miles ofhorseback riding trails, two 18-hole championship golfcourses, a 1,600 square foot spa and fitness center, sixtennis courts and a 100-acre spring-fed lake with water sports,including fly fishing, canoeing and kayaking.Visit the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort at 1054 Alisal Road,Solvang. For additional information on Alisal or to book travel accommodations,contact the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort at 1-800-4-ALISAL or (805) 688-6411, via e-mail at orvisit the Ranch on the web at Sign up for our email newsletter at

WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | SANTA MARIA1McKeon-PhilipsBLOSSERLe FenêtreTo San Luis Obispo(32 miles)SKYWAYE DONOVANMAINSTOWELLBROADWAY135ROEMERRoemer Way Self-StorageCOSTA DE OROBETTERAVIASanta MariaCoreWine Co.1Orcutt135EAST CLARKLos AlamosToLompoc (18 miles)Solvang (34 miles)Addamo EstateVineyards & Bistro101TELEPHONEDOMINIONCottonwoodPresqu´ile CanyonCoreWine Co.BedfordSANTA MARIA MESA RDRiver BenchVineyardsFOXEN CANYON RDALISOS CANYONCambriaZaca MesaDemetriaCurtisFIRESTONESTAZACATantaraKENNETHVOLKVINEYARDSTEPUSQUETRancho SisquocFoxen VineyardsTres HermanasFess ParkerKoehlerFOXENCANYON RDOn the Santa Maria Wine Trailwww.santamariawines.comNow open 7 days101To Solvang(17 miles)154To Los Olivos(11 miles)Open 10:30-5:002485 Highway 46 WestPaso Robles, CA805-237-7896Open 10:30-4:305230 Tepusquet RoadSanta Maria, CA805-938-7896For more information and directions: www.volkwines.comLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 31

Welcome toLOMPOC WINE GHETTOJalama WinesAMPELOS CELLARS312 North 9th Street, Lompoc805-736-9957, www.ampeloscellars.comThursday-Sunday 11am-5pmArtesanal Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, Vioginier & RoséOne of the first in US to be certified organic, biodynamic & sustainableJALAMA WINES308 North 9th Street, Unit C, Lompoc805-735-8937, www.jalamawines.comFriday-Sunday 12-5pm, or by appointmentWinemaker Mark Cargasacchi specializes in Pinot Noir and Syrahfrom select vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County.LA VIE VINEYARDS308 N. 9th Street, Unit D, Lompoc(805) 291-2111, www.lavievineyards.comOpen Friday-Saturday 11am-5pm(ish) or by appt.Small-lot production Pinot Noir from multiple regions, delicious late harvestChardonnay and Riesling. Stop by to meet the owner/winemakers and samplerare and unique wines of superb quality. Cheers!LORING WINE COMPANY TASTING ROOM1591 E. Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc(805) 742-0478, www.LoringWineCompany.comOpen Friday through Sunday 12-5pmWe’re a small winery that produces tasty Chardonnay, Pinot Noirand whatever else strikes our fancy : )PALMINA1520 East Chestnut Court, LompocThursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday-Monday 11am-4pm(805) 735-2030, www.palminawines.comPalmina is a Californian celebration of the rich, wonderful lifestyle and attitudetoward food, wine, friends and family that exists in Italy.La Vie VineyardsZOTOVICH CELLARS1500 East Chestnut Court, Suite D; Lompoc805-736-1600, www.zotovichcellars.comThursday-Sunday 10am-5pm"A family owned and operated boutique winery. We grow, produce andbottle estate Syrah, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We're new to the LompocWine Ghetto. Stop in to meet us!"Jalama Wines takes its name from the valley where winemakerMark Cargasacchi grew up, just south of Lompoc. At the end of thisvalley’s twisty, windy road sits a magnificent beach frequented by thehard-core surfers, campers and those in the know out to get anamazing burger at the beachside café.Although the Cargasacchi family ranches originally only heldAngus cattle and grew lima beans, they began planting grapes in thelate ’90s, and now have vineyards in the Jalama Valley (Cargasacchi/Jalama Vineyard) and the renowned Sta. Rita Hills AVA (CargasacchiVineyard). Their close proximity to the ocean keeps the vineyards coolthroughout the long Central Coast growing season. This is ideal Pinotcountry.Mark began making wine in 2004, while he was the oenologist forFess Parker’s winery. After moving on to Rideau Vineyard, his productioncapacity was dwarfed by demand, so he and his partner openedtheir own production facility in the Wine Ghetto last summer.Having their own space in the Ghetto has allowed Jalama Wines toexpand their production from just under 500 cased to about 1,000 forthe 2010 vintage. The individual lots are still small (about 100 casesor less), but they have expanded the varietals to include vineyarddesignatedGrenache, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, a wonderfulSauvignon/Riesling blend as well as the return of the hugely popularGiallo white wine. This vintage will also include his first Pinots fromthe Cargasacchi Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.Although Jalama Wines specializes in Pinot Noir and Syrah, theircurrent current vintages also include Mourvèdre, Giallo white wine(sold out) and El Capitan, their signature Rhône blend; all producedwith Santa Barbara County fruit.When planning your trip to the Wine Ghetto, Jalama Wines is definitelynot to be missed!To Santa MariaW CENTRALW. COLLEGENORTH O STD’VineW. OCEAN AVEPALMINA1Samsara Flying GoatZOTOVICH LORINGFiddleheadNew VinelandPiedrasassi Taste ofSta. Rita HillsNORTH H STLompoc Wine Ghetto7TH STE. CHESTNUTE. LAURELE. CHESTNUT1LompocE. OCEAN AVE9TH ST7TH12THLompocWine Ghetto1To Santa BarbaraAMPELOSChienLAVIEJALAMAPresidio246MelvilleBabcockSANTA ROSA RDHuberTo Buellton(18 miles)To Buellton(18 miles)32 Find out more at

5THSAN MARCOSWINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH |xSANTA BARBARA COUNTYPaper Texture, Color and Dimensional Art at Carina CellarsOriginally from Brazil, Andrea Beloff hasmade a career as an artist since she graduatedwith a Fine Art degree from UCSB. Duringthat time she explored Europe while spendinga year in Venice, Italy at the Accademia diBelle Arti, at which point she worked underthe influential abstract painter, EmilioVedova. Originally moving toward a career inabstract oil paintings and watercolors, onceback at UCSB, Beloff changed her chosenmedium to traditional Japanese papermaking,a technique called “washi” that she learnedfrom Hiromi Katayama, a contemporarymaster papermaker. From there Beloff redefinedher technique to create her own uniqueapproach to papermaking and collage.Through her career as an artist, coupled“The Calm Before the Harvest”handmade paper collagewith her love of travel, Beloff co-founded“Artists for Human Rights,” a worldrenownedgroup that seeks to use art as ameans of deeper self expression. Beloff lives inSanta Barbara and spends much of her time inher studio developing new ideas for hercollages and mixing medias, wood beads, seaglass, beads and sculpted copper wire. Shealso offers workshops titled “Paint Your HeartOut,” a workshop for both adults and childrenfocused on healing through art.“Paper Texture, Color and DimensionalArt” will be on display through March 31 inthe Carina Cellars Tasting Room at 2900Grand Avenue in Los Olivos. Along with heroriginal art, Beloff will also be displaying aselection of her self-published Giclées andnote cards. The tasting room is open dailyfrom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information,go to or call (805)688-2459.To Santa Maria,Paso Robles, see page 18154To Hwy. 101Santa Maria (32 miles)Paso Robles (88 miles)101WINE TASTING INSANTA YNEZ VALLEYRusackBALLARD CANYON RDSaarloos & SonsEpiphany/QupeDaniel Gehrs Carhartt WineryLongoria ArtisteConsilience Alexander & Wayne and Arthur EarlTre AnelliLos Olivos Tasting RoomCARINA CELLARSAndrew MurrayBlair Fox CellarsByronDragonetteTensley ALAMO PINTADO AVEFontes Phillips/Coghlan StolpmanCoquelicotBin 2860Scott CellarsGRAND AVEALAMO PINTADO AVEBASELINEBeckmenLos Olivos154Brander & DomaineSanta BarbaraREFUGIOROBLAR AVERoblarWineryCALZADAGreat OaksBridlewoodEDISONMORAFOLEYESTATESTo Lompoc(Hwy. 1)DRUM CANYON RD246 To Lompoc(18 miles)SANTA ROSA RDBuelltonINDUSTRIALKen BrownLafondCold HeavenDieberg, Star LaneAVANTFIGUEROA MTN BREWING COSanfordTHE FLAGSAVE OF2ndCasaCassaraAlma Rosa MosbyBALLARD CANYON RDShoestringHitching Post101ToSantaBarbara(43 miles)BallardSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisMonth.comCHALKHILLWANDERING DOG WINE BARATTERDAG2NDGOAK1STPARKSolvangPARKCOPENHAGENMOLLEALISALMISSIONBlackjackALAMOPINTADO RDRideauButtonwoodD’Alfonso-Curran WinesEast Valley/Tastes of the ValleysPresidio DascombLucas & LewellenSevtap Royal OaksLion’s Peak/Mission Meadow WinerySORT THIS OUTCELLARSCARIVINTASMandolinaLINCOURT246KalyraSunstoneREFUGIOS O NEDIQUESTASAGUNTONUMANCIAImagine WineChumashCasinoMEADOWVALEGaineyTo Santa Barbara(29 miles)SantaYnez246Not to Scale33

5THWine Tasting inS O LVA N GSort This Out CellarsA Hip Tasting Room in SolvangSort This Out Cellars is perhaps the most unlikely tasting room you couldimagine in Solvang. Owner Michael Cobb produces a wide portfolio of wines,most notably Suited, which is a series of pinup wines featuring contemporarypinup models made to look like old gentleman’s playing cards from the 1950s.“We have a retro/vintage/Vegas vibe and speak to those who follow and paytribute to that era through their clothes, music and hopefully the wine theydrink,” Cobb says. “Our tasting room is definitely different than anything elsein Solvang. We’re the latest one open in town.”The retro tasting room was inspired by an old photograph of the famed1960s Rat Pack outside the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. It has low-back shinychrome bar stools at the tasting counter, and is awash in red and black, and isthe hippest place in town. If it sounds theatrical, maybe that’s because Cobbwas the wine buyer and manager of the exclusive Club 33, located insideDisneyland before making the move to Santa Barbara wine country.“We’re very happy and excited to be in Solvang,” Cobb says. Apparentlyeveryone else is very happy they are there too, given the demand for his wines.Sort This Out Cellars tasting room is located at 1636 Copenhagen Drive inSolvang. Tasting fees are $10 and Cobb uses stemless wine glasses, ratherfitting for the hip and cool vibe he presents to a thirsty public. Contact themat (805) 688-1717 oron the website at CANYON RDToSantaBarbara(43 miles)CHALKHILLATTERDAG2NDGOAK1STPARKSolvangPARKCOPENHAGENMOLLEALISALMISSIONALAMOPINTADO RDRideauButtonwoodD’Alfonso-Curran WinesShoestringEast Valley/Tastes of the ValleysHitching Post Presidio DascombLucas & LewellenSevtap Royal OaksLion’s Peak/Mission Meadow Winery101WANDERING DOG WINE BARSORT THIS OUTCELLARSCARIVINTASMandolinaLINCOURT246KalyraSunstoneREFUGIO34 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!

WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESP A S O R O B L E S A R E AAdelaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 10-55805 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 805 239-8980 X X XAlbeno Munari – Paso Robles Sun 12-5, Mon-Wed 11-5725 12th Street; 805 239-9176 Thu-Sat 11-6 X XAlta Colina – Paso RoblesTh-Su2725 Adelaida Rd; 805 227-4191 11-5 X XAmByth Estate – TempletonBy510 Sequoia Lane; 805 305-9497 appt X XANGLIM WINERY – Paso Robles Th-Mo 11-6740 Pine St; 805-227-6813 or by Appt X XArroyo Robles – Paso RoblesDaily739 12th St; 877-759-WINE 11-7 X XAsuncion Ridge – Paso Robles Daily 12:30-6729 13th Street; 805 237-3780 Fri-Sat till 8 X XAugust Ridge – Creston Fr 12-58790 E. Highway 41; 805 239-2455 Sa-Su 11-5 X XB & E Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-510,000 Creston Rd; 805-238-4815 or By Appt X XBarrel 27 Wine Co – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-52323 Tulley Rd #110; 805-237-1245 or By Appt X XBassetti Vineyards – CambriaBy1191 N. Green Valley Rd; 805-927-1925 Appt X XBear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles Open when840 13th Street, Suite G ; 805-238-4329 flag is flying X XBella Luna – TempletonFr-Su1850 Templeton Rd; 805-434-5477 10-5 X XBerardo Vineyards – Paso Robles Weekends3280 Township Rd; 805-239-9432 12-5 X XBianchi Winery – Paso RoblesDaily3380 Branch Rd; 805-226-9922 10-5 X XBlack Hand Cellars – Cambria Weekends & holidays766 Main Street, Suite B ; 805-712-WINE 11-5 X XBodegas Paso Robles– Paso Robles Daily 12:30-6729 13th Street; 805 237-3780 Fri-Sat till 8 X XBooker Vineyard – Paso Robles Thu-Sun2640 Anderson Road; 805-237-7367 11-5 X XBrian Benson Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su2985 Anderson Rd; 805-296-9463 10:30-5 X XCALCAREOUS – Paso RoblesDaily3430 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289 11-5 X XCaliza Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-4:302570 Anderson Rd; 805-237-1480 or by appt X XCaparone Winery – Paso Robles Daily2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827 11-5 X X XCARINA CELLARS – Paso Robles Daily3525 Adelaida Rd; 415-309-2046 11-5 X X XCarmody McKnight Estate Wines – Paso Robles11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X XCass Vineyards – Paso Robles Sa-Su 11-67350 Linne Rd; 805-239-1730 Mo-Fr 12-5 X XCASTORO CELLARS – Templeton Daily1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 10-5:30 X XCayucos Cellars – Cayucos Daily 11-5:30131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036 Closed Tue X XCerro Prieto Vnyd – Paso RoblesBy810 11th St, Paso Robles; 805 238-9456 Appt X XChangala Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su By3770 Willow Creek Road; 805-226-9060 11-5 Appt X XChateau Margene – CrestonSat-Sun4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321 12-5 X XChateau Margene – Paso Robles Daily6996 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805 238-3500 11- 5 X X36Christian Lazo – Paso Robles840 13th St, Suite F; 805 226-8820Thu-Mon 12-7Sat 10-7 X XChronic Cellars – Paso Robles2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 237-7848Daily11:30-5:30 X XChumeia Vineyards – Paso Robles8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102Daily10-5 X XCinquain Cellars – San Miguel6404 Independence Ranch Pl; 805 400-5978By aptX XClautiere Vineyard – Paso Robles1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789Daily12-5 X XClavo Cellars – Templeton315 South Main St; 805-226-0174Daily12-5 X XClayhouse Wines – Paso Robles849 13th St; 805 238-7055Daily11-6 X XCroad Vineyards – Paso Robles3550 Vinedo Robles Lane; 805-226-9899Thu-Mon11-5 X X XD’Anbino Cellars – Paso Robles710 Pine St; 805-227-6800Fri-Sun12-6 X XDaou Vineyards – Paso Robles2777 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805 527-6455By apptX XDark Star Cellars – Paso Robles2985 Anderson Rd; 805-237-2389Fr-Su10:30-5 X XDenner Vineyards & Winery – Paso Robles5414 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-4287 Daily 11-5 X XDerby Wine Estates – Paso Robles5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300Fr-Mo11-5 X XDoce Robles – Paso Robles2023 Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766Daily10-5:30 X XDonati Family Vnyd – Templeton Daily 10-5Corner of 46 West & Vineyard Dr; 805-238-0676 X XDonatoni Winery – Paso Robles3225 Township Rd; 805-226-0620Sa-Su 12-5Or By Appt XDover Canyon Winery – Paso Robles4520 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0101Th-Su11-5 X XDunning Vineyards Estate Winery – Paso Robles1953 Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Th-Mo 11-5 X XEagle Castle Winery – Paso Robles3090 Anderson Rd; 805-227-1428Daily10:30-5:30 X X XEBERLE WINERY – Paso Robles3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607Win-10-5Sum 10-6 X X XÉcluse Wines – Paso Robles1520 Kiler Canyon Rd; 805 238-4998Fr-Sun11-4 X XEDWARD SELLERS – Paso Robles1401 Hwy 46 West; 805 239-8915Daily10-5 X XEOS ESTATE WINERY – Paso Robles Daily2300 Airport Rd; 805-591-8050 11-5 X XFalcon Nest Winery – Paso Robles5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227Daily10-7:30 X XFour Sisters Ranch – San MiguelBy6961 Estrella Rd; 805 526-9242 Appt X XFour Vines Winery – Templeton3750 Hwy 46 West; 805 238-0055Daily11-6 X XFratelli Perata – Paso Robles1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809ByAppt X XFrolicking Frog – Atascadero14490 San Miguel Rd; 805 466-0779ByAppt X XFS Cellars – Paso Robles1337 Vendels Circle; 805-226-8989Thu-Sun11-6 X XGelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808ByAppt X XGraveyard Vineyards – San Miguel6990 Estrella Road; 805 467-2043ByAppt X X XGreMark Vnyds – Paso Robles5325 Rancho La Loma Linda; 805 237-0154ByAppt X XGrey Wolf Cellars – Paso Robles Daily2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771 11-5:30 X XHALTER RANCH VNYD– Paso Robles Daily8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 11-5 X XHammerSky Vineyards– Paso Robles Fr-Su7725 Vineyard Drive; 949 338-7813 By Appt X XHansen Vineyard – TempletonFr-Sun5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 11-5 X XHarmony Cellars – Harmony Sum 10-5:303255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805 927-1625 Win 10-5 X XHearst Ranch – San SimeonTue-Sun442 SLO San Simeon Rd; 805 927-4100 11-5 X XHEARTHSTONE– Paso Robles Daily5070 Vineyard Dr; 805 238-2544 10-5 X XHidden Oak – TempletonFr-Sun4671 South El Pomar; 805 237-9315 11-5 X XHope Family Wines – Paso Robles Fr-Sa1585 Live Oak Road; 805 238-4112 10-4 X XHug Cellars – Paso Robles Thu-Mon 11-52323 Tuley Rd; 805-226- 8022 & By Appt X X XHUNT CELLARS – Paso Robles Sum 10:30-62875 Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600 Win 10:30-5 X XJ& J CELLARS – San Miguel Fri-Sun2850 Ranchita Canyon; 805-467-2891 11-5 X XJ. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES Daily6169 Airport Rd, Paso Robles; 805-239-8900 10-5 X XJ. Paul Rosilez – Paso Robles Daily4889 Dry Creek Rd; 805-226-0550 11-5 X XJack Creek Cellars – Templeton Mon 11-3, Thu 11-45265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 X XJADA WINERY – Paso Robles Thu-Mon5620 Vineyard Dr; 805 226-4200 11-5 X X XJustin Winery – Paso RoblesDaily11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 238-6932 10-6 X X XKaleidos – Paso RoblesBy1990 Township Road; 805 226-0828 Appt X XKENNETH VOLK – Paso Robles Daily2485 Hwy 46W; 805 237-7896 10:30-5 X XKiamie Wine Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo1111 Riverside Ave, Ste 102; 805 226-8333 11-6 X X XKukkula – TempletonFri-Sun9525 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 227-0111 11-5L’Aventure Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su 11-42815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588 Mo-We by Appt. X XLago Giuseppe – TempletonBy Appt.8345 Green Valley Rd, 46 W; 805-237-7300 Only X XLe Cuvier – Paso RoblesFr-Su9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-238-5706 12-5Linne Calodo – Paso RoblesDaily3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 10-4:30 X XLE VIGNE WINERY – Paso Robles Sum 11-65115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 Win 11-5 X X XLOCATELLI WINERY – San Miguel Fr-Su8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 1l-4 X XLoma Linda Vineyards – Paso Robles By5155 Rancho La Loma Linda Dr: 805 227-7172Appt X XLone Madrone – Paso RoblesDaily2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0845 10:30-5 X XMaloy O’Neill – Paso RoblesDaily5725 Union Rd; 805 238-6430 10-5 X XMERIDIAN VINEYARDS – Paso Robles Daily7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133 10-5 X XMeritage Wine Tasting – Paso Robles Sun 11-5 X XGo to for more winery information

WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINERY LISTINGSWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALES810 11th St; 805 238-9456 Mon-Thu 11-8 Fri-Sat 11-11Midnight Cellars – Paso Robles Fri 10-52925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904 Sum 10-5:30 X XMinassian-Young – Paso RoblesThu-Su4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571 11-5 X XMitchella Vineyard – Paso Robles Fr-Su 12-52525 Mitchella Ranch Way; 805 239-8555 or by appt X XMondo Cellars – Paso RoblesDaily3260 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 226-2925 11-6 X X XMoonstone Cellars – CambriaDaily801 Main St, Suite C; 805-927-9466 11-5 X XNadeau Family Vintners – Paso Robles Fr-Su3860 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-3574 12-5 X XNINER WINE ESTATE – Paso Robles Daily2400 Highway 46 West; 805-239-2233 10-5 X XNorman Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily7450 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0138 11-5 X XOpolo Vineyards – Paso RoblesDaily7110 Vineyard Dr; 805-238-9593 10-5 X XORCHID HILL VINEYARD Daily1140 Pine St, Paso Robles; 805-237-7525 12-6 X XOrtman Family Vnyds – Paso Robles Daily 12-51317 Park Street; 805-237-9009 Fr-Sat 12-7 X XOso Libre Winery – Paso Robles Wed-Mon7383 Vineyard Dr; 805 238-3378 11-5 X XPasoport Wine Co – Paso Robles Fri-Sun5940 Union Rd; 805 239-2229 11-5 X XPeachy Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Daily1480 N. Bethel Rd; 805-239-1918 11-5 X XPear Valley – Paso RoblesDaily4900 Union Road; 805 237-2861 11-5 X XPenman Springs – Paso Robles Thu-Sun1985 Penman Springs Dr; 805-237-7959 11-5 X XPer Cazo Cellars – Paso RoblesBy5325 Vineyard Dr; 805 227-4949 Appt XPIANETTA – Paso Robles Sun-Thurs 12-6829 13th St; 805-226-4005 Fri-Sat 11-7 X X XPipestone – Paso RoblesTh-Mo2040 Niderer Rd; 805-227-6385 11-5 X XPoalillo Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily7970 Vineyard Drive; 805-238-0621 12-5 X XPomar Junction – TempletonTh-Mo5036 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-238-9940 11-5 X XPRETTY SMITH – San Miguel Fr-Su13350 River Rd; 805-467-3104 11-5 X XProulx – Paso RoblesThu-Mon5424 Vineyard Drive; 805-226-2800 11-5 X XRabbit Ridge – Paso RoblesFri-Sun1172 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3331 11-5 X XRANCHITA CNYN – San Miguel Fri-Mon3439 Ranchita Canyon Road; 805 467-9448 11-5 X XRangeland Wines – Paso RoblesBy10425 Klau Mine Road; 805 674-9232 Appt X XRed Soles – Paso RoblesDaily3230 Oakdale Rd; 805-226-9898 11-5 X XRio Seco – Paso RoblesDaily4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884 11-5 X XRIVERSTAR VNYDS – San Miguel Fri-Mon7450 Estrella Rd; 805 467-0086 12-5 X XRN Estate Winery – Paso RoblesBy7986 North River Rd; 805 610-9802 Appt X XROBERT HALL – Paso Robles Daily Win 10-53443 Mill Rd; 805-239-1616 Sum 10-6 X X XRockin’ R Wine – Paso RoblesFri-Sun8500 Union Rd, Ste C; 805 835-8529 11-5 X XRocky Creek Cellars – Templeton Daily8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919 11-5 X XROTTA WINERY – Templeton Daily250 Winery Road; 805-237-0510 10-6 X XSan Antonio Winery – Paso Robles Daily2610 Buena Vista; 805 226-2600 10-6 X XSan Marcos Creek – Paso RoblesDaily7750 North Hwy 101; 805-467-9260 11-5 X XSarzotti Winery – Templeton Thu-Sun 11-5180 Bella Rancy Rd; 805 226-2022 or By Appt X XScullpterra – Paso RoblesFri-Sun5015 Linne Road, 805-226-8881 10-5 X XSextant Wines – Paso RoblesFri-Mon3502 Dry Creek Rd, #B9-11; 805 542-0133 12-5 X XSILVER HORSEWINERY2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel805-467-WINEOpen Friday-Sunday 11-5or by appointmentCome see what everyone is talking about!Sharp’s Hill – Poured at Vinoteca, Paso Robles835 12th St; 805 227-7154 Mo-Th 4-9, Fri & Sa 4-11 X XSkyhawk Lane – CambriaThu-Tue821 Cornwall St; 805 350-5049 11-5Stacked Stone Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 11-51525 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7872 Su 12-5 X XStanger Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-55225 Hwy 41; 805 238-4777 & By Appt X XStarr-Ranch – Paso RoblesBy9320 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 227-0144 Appt X XSteinbeck – Paso RoblesFri-Sun5940 Union Rd; 805 238-1854 11-5 X XStephen’s Cellar – Templeton Most weekends7575 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-2412 11-4 X XStill Waters Vineyards – Paso Robles Th-Mo2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231 11-5 X XSummerwood – Paso Robles Daily 10-5:302175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365 Summer till 6 X XTablas Creek – Paso RoblesDaily9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231 10-5 X X XTACKITT FAMILY– San Miguel We-Su6640 Von Dollen Rd; 805 467-9490 11-5TASSAJARA CELLARS – San Miguel Fri-Sun 11-5In the barrel room at Silver Horse; 805-239-8511 X XTERRACE HILL – San Miguel Sat-Sun2620 Olive Poppy Ln; 805-467-1906 11-5 X X XTerry Hoage – Paso RoblesBy Appt870 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2083 Fri-Sun 11-4 X XThacher Winery – Paso Robles Fri-Sun 11-58355 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0087 & By Appt X XThunderbolt Winery – Paso Robles Fri-Sun 11-52740 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805-226-9907 & By Appt X XTobin James Cellars – Paso Robles Daily8950 Union Rd; 805-239-2204 10-6 X XTolo Cellars – Paso RoblesFr-Mo9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-2282 11-5 X XTreana Winery – Paso RoblesFr-Sa1585 Live Oak Rd; 805 238-4112 10-4 X XTurley Wine Cellars – Templeton Daily2900 Vineyard Dr; 805-434-1030 9-5 X XVenteux Vineyards – Templeton Daily1795 Las Tablas Rd; 805-369-0127 10-5 X XVeris Cellars – Templeton Win 11-51266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319 Sum 11-6 X X XVia Vega Vnyd & Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 11-52378 Adobe Rd; 805-423-2190 or By Appt X XVictor Hugo Winery – TempletonBy2850 El Pomar Dr; 805-434-1128 Appt X XVihuela Winery – at V2,Paso Robles Su,Mo,We.Th 11-5840 11th St, Ste 104; 805-835-4304 Fr-Sa 11-7 X XVillicana Winery – Paso RoblesTh-Su2725 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-9456 11-5 X XVilla Creek Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-55995 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805 238-7145 & By Appt X XVILLA SAN JULIETTE – San Miguel By6385 Cross Canyon Rd; 805 550-0522 Appt X XVina Robles – Paso Robles Sum 10-63700 Mill Rd; 805-227-4812 Win 10-5 X XVines on the Marycrest – Paso Robles Fri-Sat 11-55050 Mustard Creek Rd; 805 237-0378 Sun 10-4 X XVista Del Rey – Paso Robles Su 11-57340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 By Appt X XVivant Winery – at V2,Paso Robles Su,Mo,We.Th 11-5840 11th St, Ste 104; 805-835-4304 Fr-Sa 11-7 X XWestburg Cellars – Paso Robles 3rd weekend 12-43180 Willow Creek Rd; 805 238-9321 or by appt X XWhalebone Vineyard – Paso Robles Mon-Fri 11-58325 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-9020 Sat-Sun 10-5:30 X XWild Coyote Winery – Paso Robles Daily3775 Adelaida Rd; 805-610-1311 11-5 X XWILD HORSE WINERY – Templeton Daily1484 Wild Horse Winery Ct; 805-434-2541 11-5 X XWindward Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily1380 Live Oak Rd; 805-239-2565 10:30-5 X XZenaida Cellars – Paso RoblesDaily1550 Hwy 46 West; 805-227-0382 11-5 X X XZinAlley – TempletonFri-Sun3730 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0959 11-5 X XZoller Wine Styling – Paso Robles Mon-Sat 11-6525A Pine St; 805 226-9707 Sun 11-5 X XS A N T AM A R G A R I T AAncient Peaks – Santa Margarita Th-Mo22720 El Camino Real; 805-365-7045 11-5:30 X X XPozo Valley – Santa MargaritaFr-Su2200 El Camino Real; 805-286-7172 12-5 X XS A N L U I S O B I S P OALAPAY CELLARS – Avila Beach Daily415 First St; 805-595-2632 10:30-6 X XAron Hill Vineyards – Morro Bay Daily 12-6845 Embarcadero Rd, F; 805-610-5751 Win Thu-Mon X XAu Bon Climat– Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X XBAILEYANA ESTATE – San Luis Obispo Daily5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 10-5 X XBarnwood Winery – Arroyo Grande Daily453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 888-809-VINE 11-5 X XBishop’s Peak Wines – Arroyo Grande Daily3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 10-4:30 X XCenter of Effort Wine – Arroyo Grande By2199 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805 782-9463 Appt X XCerro Caliente – San Luis ObispoFr-Su831 A Via Esteban; 805-544-2842 11-5 X XEmail winery updates to info! 37

WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESCHAMISAL VINEYARDS – San Luis Obispo7525 Orcutt Rd; 805-541-9463 Daily 10-5 X XClaiborne & Churchill – San Luis Obispo Daily2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd; 805-544-4066 11-5 X XEDNA VALLEY VINEYARD – San Luis Obispo2585 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-544-5855 Daily 10-5 X XKelsey See Canyon – San Luis Obispo1947 See Canyon Rd; 805-595-9700 Daily 11-5:30 X X XKynsi Winery – Arroyo GrandeTh-Mo2212 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805-544-8461 11-5 X XLAETITIA VINEYARD – Arroyo Grande453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 Daily 11-5 X XMargerum– Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X XMonterey Street Wine Co – San Luis Obispo1255 Monterey St; 805-541-1255 Tue-Wed 1:30-7, Thu-Sat 1:30-9 X XMorovino – Avila Beach Sun-Thu 12-5550 1st St; 805-627-1443 Fri till 7, Sat till 6 X XNADIA – Arroyo Grande453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 Daily 11-5 X XPER BACCO CELLARS – San Luis Obispo1850 Calle Joaquin Rd; 805-787-0485 Daily 11-5 X X XPhantom Rivers – Arroyo Grande Sat-Mon, Thu 12-5211 E. Branch St; 805-481-WINE Fri 12-8 X XPiedra Creek Winery – San Luis Obispo By6425 Mira Cielo Dr; 805-541-1281 Appt X XPismo Beach Winery – Pismo Beach Daily271 B Five Cities; 805-773-WINE 12-5 X X XPithy Little Wine Co – San Luis Obispo Th-Sa 12-91037 Chorro St; 805 546-1059 Su 12-5,Mo-We 12-6 X XRancho Arroyo Grande – Arroyo Grande 1st Sat591 Hi Mountain Rd; 805-474-0220 11-5SALISBURY VNYDS – Avila Valley Fri-Sun 11-66985 Ontario Rd; 805-595-WINE Mon-Thu 12-6 X XSaucelito Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-543-2111 10-5 X XSextant Wines/10knot Cellars – SLO Mon-Fri 10-41653 Old Price Cnyn Rd; 866-833-WINE Sat-Sun 10-5 X XStephen Ross – San Luis Obispo Thur-Sun178 Suburban Rd; 805-594-1318 11-5 X X XTALLEY VINEYARDS – Arroyo Grande3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 Daily 10:30-4:30 X XTANGENT VINEYARDS – San Luis Obispo5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 Daily 10-5 X XTOLOSA WINERY – San Luis Obispo Daily4910 Edna Rd; 805-782-0500 11-5 X XWolff Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Daily6238 Orcutt Rd; 805-781-0448 11-5 X X XWilliam James – Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X XWOOD WINERY – Avila Beach Daily 11-6480 Front St; 805-595-9663 Fri till 8, Sat till 7 X XSANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYONAddamo Estate Vnyds – Orcutt Tue-Fri 11-9400 E. Clark Ave; 805-937-6400 Sat 11-7 X XBedford – Los AlamosDaily448 Bell St; 805-344-2107 11-5 X XCambria Winery – Santa MariaDaily5475 Chardonnay Lane; 805 938-7318 10-5 X XCore Wine – Orcutt Wed 1-5, Thu 4-5, Fri 1-8, Sat 12-6145 S. Gray Street, Ste 103; 805 937-1600 Sun 12-5 X X38COSTA DE ORO – Santa Maria Sa-Su 11-6, Fr 11-81331 S. Nicholson Ave; 805-922-1468 or By Appt X XCottonwood Canyon – Santa Maria Sun-Thu 10-53940 Dominion Rd; 805-937-VINE Fri-Sat 10-6 X X XCurtis Winery – Los OlivosDaily5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-5 X XDemetria – Los OlivosBy6701 Foxen Canyon R; 805 686-2345 Appt X XFess Parker – Los OlivosDaily6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X XFIRESTONE VINEYARDS – Los Olivos5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 Daily 11-5 X X XFoxen Vineyard – Santa MariaDaily7200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-4251 11-4 X XKENNETH VOLK VINEYARDS – Santa Maria5230 Tepusquet Rd; 805-938-7896 Daily 10:30-4:30 X X XKoehler – Los OlivosDaily5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X XLabyrinth – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang2717 Aviation Way; 805-268-4155 Daily 10-5 X XLa Fenêtre – Santa MariaBy2717 Aviation Way; 310-977-5615 Appt X XMcKeon-Philips – Santa MariaDaily2115 S Blosser Rd, #114; 805-928-3025 11-6 X XOvene Winery – Santa Maria (Tasting Room: See Solvang)2717 Aviation Way; 714-420-2525 By Appt X XPresqu’ile Wine – Santa MariaBy2540 E. Clark Ave; 805 363-1966 Appt X XRancho Sisquoc Winery – Santa Maria Mon-Thu 10-46600 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-934-4332 Fri-Sun 10-5 X XRiverbench Vineyards – Santa Maria Daily6020 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8340 10-4 X X XTantara Vineyard – Santa MariaBy4747 Ontiveros Lane; 805-938-5051 ApptTres Hermanas Winery – Santa Maria Daily9660 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8451 10-5 X XZaca Mesa – Los OlivosDaily6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X XL O SO L I V O SAlexander & Wayne – Los Olivos Daily2922 Grand Ave; 805-688-9665 11-6 X XAndrew Murray – Los OlivosDaily2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 11-5 X XArthur Earl – Los OlivosDaily2922 Grand Ave; 805-693-1771 11-6 X XArtiste– Los OlivosDaily2948E Grand Avenue; 805 686-2626 11-5:30 X XBeckmen Vineyards – Los Olivos Daily2670 Ontiveros ; 805-688-8664 11-5 X XBin 2860 – Los Olivos Sun-Thu 11-72860 Grand Ave; 805 693-8537 Fri-Sat 11-8 X XBlair Fox Cellars – Los Olivos Fri-Sun 12-52902 San Marcos Ave, B; 805 691-1678 Or By Appt X XBrander Vineyard – Los Olivos Sum 10-52401 Refugio Rd; 805- 688-2455 Win 11-4 X XBrophy Clark Cellars – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room2905 Grand Ave; 805-929-4830 Daily 11-6 X XByron Vnyd Tasting Room – Los Olivos Daily2367 Alamo Pintako Ave; 805 938-7365 11-5 X XCarhartt Vineyard – Los OlivosDaily2990A Grand Ave; 805-688-0685 11-5 X XCARINA CELLARS – Los Olivos Daily2900 Grand Ave, A; 805-688-2459 11-5 X XConsilience – Los OlivosDaily2933 Grand Ave; 805-691-1020 11-5 X XCoquelicot – Los Olivos Mon-Fri 11-52884 Grand Ave; 805-688-1500 Sat 10-6, Su 11-5 X XDaniel Gehrs Winery – Los Olivos Daily 10-62939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 Win till 5 X XDragonette – Los OlivosThu-Mon2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-693-0077 11-5 X XEpiphany Cellars – Los OlivosDaily2963 Grand Ave; 866-354-9463 11:30- 5:30 X XEvans Ranch – Los OlivosDaily2901 Grand Ave; 805 688-0558 10-5 X X XFIRESTONE VINEYARD – Los Olivos5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 Daily 11-5 X X XLane Tanner Wines – at Los Olivos Tasting Room2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-6 X XLongoria Wines – Los OlivosDaily2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637 11-4:30 X XLos Olivos Tasting Room – Los Olivos Daily2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 11-5 X XOak Savanna – at Andrew Murray Tasting Room in Los Olivos2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Daily 11-6 X XProdigal – Los OlivosBy805 688-0476 Appt X XQupé Wine – at Qupé Tasting Room in Los Olivos2963 B Grand Ave; 805-686-4200 Daily 11-5 X XSaarloos & Sons – Los OlivosDaily2971 Grand Ave; 805 688-1200 11-6 X XScott Cellars – Los OlivosWed-Mon2933 San Marcos Ave, #101; 805 686-5450 11-5 X XStolpman Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily 11-52434 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-688-0400 Fr till 6 X XTensley/Lea Wines – Los Olivos Fri-Sun2900 Grand Ave, Suite B ; 805-688-6761 11-5 X XTre Anelli – Los OlivosDaily2923 Grand Ave; 805-686-3000 11-5 X XVerdad & Ethan – at Qupé Tasting Room in Los Olivos2963 B Grand Ave; 805-686-4200 Daily 11-5 X XL O M P O C / B U E L L T O NAlma Rosa – BuelltonDaily7250 Santa Rosa; 805-688-9090 11-4:30 X XAMPELOS CELLARS – Lompoc Thur-Sun312 N 9th Street, 805-736-9957 11-5 X XAVANT – BuelltonThur-Sun35 Industrial Way; 805 686-9400 11-4:30 X XBabcock Winery – Lompoc Sum 10:30-55175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455 Win 10:30-4 X XCasa Cassara – Buellton Mon-Thu 12-6:30291 Valley Station Dr; 805-688-8691 Fri-Sun 11-6:30 X XClos Pepe – at Taste of Sta Rita Hills Thu-Sun1505 E. Chestnut Ave, Lompoc; 805 735-8774 11-5 X XCold Heaven Cellars – Buellton Fri-Mon92 Second Street, A; 805 686-13431 12-5 X XD’Vine – Lompoc Mon-Wed 12-10107 Ocean Ave; 805 735-8771 Thu-Sat 12-12- X XDierberg Estate/Star Lane – Lompoc1280 Drum Canyon Rd; 866-652-8430 Daily 11-5 X XFIGUEROA MTN BREWERY – Lompoc Fr 4-845 Industrial Way; 805 694-2252 Sa 11-8, Su 12-5 or By Appt X XEmail winery updates to info!

WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINERY LISTINGSWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESFiddlehead Cellars – Lompoc Thur-Sun1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 805 742-0204 11-4 X XFlying Goat Cellars – LompocThur-Sun1520 East Chestnut Court; 805 736-9032 11-4 X XFOLEY ESTATES – LompocDaily6121 East Hwy 246; 805-737-6222 11-5 X XHarrison-Clarke – LompocBy805-686-0850 Appt X XHitching Post Wines – at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676 Daily from 4pm X XHuber Cellars – Lompoc Fri-Sun 11-54892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 & By Appt X XJALAMA WINES– LompocFri-Sun308 North 9th St, C ; 805-735-8937 12-5 X XKen Brown Wines – BuelltonBy70 Industrial Way; 805-448-3791 Appt X XLafond Vineyard – BuelltonDaily6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921 10-5 X XLA VIE VINEYARDS – LompocFri-Sun308 North 9th Street, D ; 805 291-2111 11-5 X XLORING WINE CO – LompocFri-Sun1591 E. Chestnut Ave; 805 742-0478 12-5 X XMelville Vineyard – LompocDaily5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030 11-4 X XMosby Winery – Buellton Mo-Fr 10-49496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415 Sa-Su 10-5 X XNew Vineland/Pierdrassi – Lompoc Fri-Sun1501 E Chestnut Ave; 805 736-6784 12-5 X XPALMINA – Lompoc Thur-Sat 11-51520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030 Sun-Mon 11-4 X XSamsara – LompocFri-Sun1500 East Chestnut Ct; 805 735-8774 12-4 X XSanford Winery – LompocDaily5010 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-735-5900 11-4 X XTaste of Sta. Rita Hills – Lompoc Fri-Sun1505 E Chestnut Ave; 805 735-8774 12-5 X XZOTOVICH – LompocThur-Sun1500 E Chestnut Ct, Ste D; 805 736-1600 10-5 X XS O L V A N GAu Bon Climat – at Taste of the Valleys Su-Th 12-91672 Mission Drive; 805 688-7111 Fr-Sa 12-10 X XBlackjack Ranch – SolvangTh-Mo2205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412 11-5 X XButtonwood Farm – SolvangDaily1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 800-715-1404 11-5 X XCARIVINTAS WINERY – Solvang Sun-Wed 12-7476 First St; 805 693-4331 Thu-Sat 12-10 X XD’Alfonso Curran – Solvang Mon-Fri 11-51557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Sat-Sun 10-5 X XDascomb Cellars – Solvang Mon, Thu, Fri 2-71659 Copenhagen Dr, C; 805 691-9175 Sat-Sun 12-7 X XGioia - Solvang – 805 689-7219 By Appt X XLINCOURT VINEYARDS – Solvang Daily1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554 11-5 X XLions Peak Vineyards – Solvang Daily 11-5:301659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 extended on weekends X XLucas & Lewellen – SolvangDaily1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 11-5:30 X XMandolina Wines – SolvangDaily1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506 11-5:30 X XMargerum – at Taste of the Valleys Su-Th 12-81672 Mission Drive; 805 688-7111 Fr-Sa 12-10 X XPresidio Vineyard – SolvangDaily1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585 11-6 X XRideau Vineyard – SolvangDaily1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717 10:30-5 X XRoyal Oaks – SolvangDaily1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 10-5 X XRusack Vineyard – SolvangDaily1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278 11-5 X XSevtap Winery – SolvangThurs-Mon1576 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-9200 10-6 X XShoestring Winery – SolvangFr-Su800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612 10-4 X XSORT THIS OUT CELLARS – Solvang Sun-Thu 10-71636 Copenhagen Dr; 805-688-1717 Fri-Sat 10-10 X XWANDERING DOG WINE BAR – Solvang Daily1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 11-8ish X XWilliam James– at Taste of the Valleys Su-Th 12-91672 Mission Drive; 805 688-7111 Fr-Sa 12-10 X XS A N T AY N E ZBridlewood Estate – Santa YnezDaily3555 Roblar Ave; 805-688-9000 10-5 X X XGainey Vineyard – Santa YnezDaily3950 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0558 10-5 X X XImagine Wine – Santa Ynez Mon-Sat 10-53563 Numancia #103; 805-688-1769 Sun 10-4 X XKalyra Winery – Santa Ynez Mo-Fr 11-5343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864 Sa-Su 10-5 X XRoblar Winery – Santa Ynez Sat-Sun 10-53010 Roblar Ave; 805-686-2603 Mon-Fri 11-4 X XSunstone – Santa YnezDaily125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463 10-4 X XS A N T AB A R B A R ACarr Vineyards – Santa Barbara Daily 11-5414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985 Thu-Sat 11-8 X XCoastal Winery – Santa BarbaraDaily217 Stearns Wharf, G ; 805-962-2100 11-7+ in sum X XEast Beach Wine Co – Santa Barbara Mon-Sat1114 State St, Ste 24; 805 899-1535 11-7 X XGiessinger – Santa Barbara Mo-Th 12-7212 State St; 805-568-0820 Fr 12-7:30 Sa-Sun 11-8 X XJaffurs Wine Cellars– Santa Barbara Win Fri-Mon 11-5819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 Sum Daily 11-5 X XKalyra by the Sea – Santa Barbara Mo-Th 12-7212 State St; 805-695-8606 Fr-Su 12-8 X XKunin Wines – Santa BarbaraDaily28 Anacapa St, Suite A; 805 963-9633 11-6 X XMargerum – Santa BarbaraDaily813 Anacapa St; 805 966-9463 Noon-6 X XMunicipal Winemakers – Santa Barbara Daily28 Anacapa Street; 805 598-1896 11-7 X XOreana Winery – Santa Barbara205 Anacapa St; 805-962-5857 Daily 11-5 X XRenegade Wine – Santa Barbara Tue-Fri 10-6417A-6 Santa Barbara St; 805 568-0675 Sat 12-6 X XSanta Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara Daily202 Anacapa St; 805-963-3633 10 - 5 X XSilver Wines – Santa BarbaraBy724 Reddick St; 805-963-3052 Appt X XSummerland – SummerlandWed-Mon2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE 11-6 X XWhitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara Fri-Sun 12-436A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-730-1680 Mon-Thu By Appt X XGo to for more winery informationWinehound– Santa Barbara Mon- Sat 11-71221 Chapala St; 805 845-5247 Sun 12-6 X XV E N T U R AC O U N T YBella Victorian Vineyard – Camarillo We-Th 11:30-72135 E. Ventura Blvd; 805-383-8800 Fr-Sat11:30-8, Su 11:30-4 X XCamarillo Custom Crush – Camarillo Sat-Sun300 S. Lewis Rd, Ste C; 805-484-0597 11-5 X XCantara Cellars – CamarilloWeekends126 Wood Rd, Ste 104; 805-484-9600 11-5 X XCasa Barranca – Ojai Wed, Thu, Sun 12-6208 E. Ojai Ave; 805-640-1255 Fri, Sat 12-8 X XGiessinger Winery – Fillmore Mon-Thur 11-5365 Santa Clara St; 805-524-5000 Fri-Sun 11-6:30 X XHerzog Wine Cellars – OxnardSun-Fri3201 Camino Del Sol; 805-938-1560 Call for hours X XMagnavino Cellars – Downtown Oxnard Sat-Sun 11-63201 Camino Del Sol; 805-938-1560 or by appt X XOjai Beverage Co. & Tasting Rm – Ojai Daily655 E. Ojai Ave; 805 646-1700 10-9 X XOld Creek Ranch Winery – Ojai Valley Daily10024 Old Creek Rd; 805-649-4132 11-5 X XRancho Ventavo Cellars – Oxnard Fri-Sun 11-61741 S. A Street, 805 483-8084 And By Appt X XSpecial CouponsALAPAY CELLARS15% off purchases with ad PAGE 28CARINA CELLARSBACK2 for 1 tasting with ad COVERCARIVINTAS2 for 1 tasting with ad PAGE 34CHAMISAL VINEYARDSComplimentary olive oil tasting10% off purchases PAGE 13HUNT CELLARSMention ‘Rocket Man’for complimentary tasting PAGE 5HEARTHSTONEComplimentary tasting with purchase PAGE 5PIANETTA WINERYMention ad for complimentarytasting for 2 with ad PAGE 20SORT THIS OUT CELLARSDouble Down! 2 for 1 tasting with ad PAGE 34WILD HORSE WINERY & VINEYARDSMention ad for complimentaryreserve tasting PAGE 739

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