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TABLE OF CONTENTSFEATURES T ORY 8ON THEC O VER 10WINE COUNTRYA C C OMMODA TIONS 12ON THE CO VERC ORNER TAB 16B A CK RO ADSWINERIES 234WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKArtisteJ. Paul RosilezLa BellaseraArroyo RoblesB & E VineyardsCENTRAL COAST:PUBLISHING EVERY OTHER WEEK!NOVEMBER 1, 2007 • ISSUE 16 – VOLUME 1WINE COUNTRY NEWSWine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7ON THE COVERJ. Paul Rosilez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10PASO ROBLES WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18SAN LUIS OBISPO WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24SANTA MARIA VALLEY WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25SOLVANG, LOS OLIVOS, SANTA YNEZ WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . 26SANTA BARBARA WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-31ADVERSTISING/MARKETINGDIRECTORPUBLISHERMANAGING EDITORCALENDAR EDITOROFFICE MANAGEREDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORSSERVING SAN LUIS OBISPO& SANTA BARBARA COUNTIESSarah FlickingerSan Luis Obispo, CAPhone 805-252-5440centralcoast@winecountrythisweek.comDan ZimmermanDirect 707-938-3734dan@winecountrythisweek.comChandra GrantP.O. Box 92, El Verano, CA 95433Phone 707-938-1783 / Fax 707-938-3674chandra@winecountrythisweek.comMaria OlascoagaPhone 707-938-1783 / Fax707-938-3674maria@winecountrythisweek.comCathy GorePhone 707-938-3494 / Fax 707-938-3674Email cathy@winecountrythisweek.comLen Napolitano, Mark Storer, David WilcoxGoing to Northern California Wine Country?Look for WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK at wineries, hotels, conciergedesks, car rentals, restaurants, high-end grocery stores and more!


CALENDAR OF EVENTSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPASO ROBLES★ ONGOINGEvents at 15 Degrees C Wine Shop & BarSun-Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pmNov 10: Grand OpeningNov 16: Thanksgiving PairingsDec 7: Holiday BubblesDec 14: Gift Wrapping EventONGOINGEstrella Warbird MuseumFascinating collection of military aircrafts10am-4pm, 805-227-0440, Paso★ ONGOING SATURDAYSWine Class at Eberle WineryOne-on-one half hour wine seminar$15, 10-11:30am, Paso Robleswww.eberlewinery.comONGOING WEDNESDAYSWine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine BarLocal winemaker featured each week.5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154, Paso Robleswww.vinotecawinebar.comONGOING SATURDAYSTempleton Farmers’ MarketFresh fruit, flowers & vegetables9am-12:30pm, 805-239-6535, TempletonONGOING SATURDAYSPaso Robles Farmers’ MarketCountry farm arts and crafts market8am-12:30pm, 805-237-9254, Paso Robles★ ONGOINGArt Exhibits at Castoro Cellars10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE,• Nov: Juried Art Show - Mixed Media• Dec: Art Show - OilsNOVEMBER 2An Afternoon at Meridian VineyardsTry freshly baked treats paired with fine wines12pm, 805-226-7133, Paso★ NOVEMBER 3Eberle Winemaker DinnerGourmet dinner in the Cavesfeaturing Bart Hosmer of Parcel 104$110, 6pm, 805-239-9607, Paso Robleswww.eberlewinery.comNOVEMBER 3Holiday Trunk Show at Robert Hall WineryPreview new merchandise & local vendors10am-5pm, 805-239-1616, Paso Robleswww.roberthallwinery.comNOVEMBER 3Western Art ShowAnnual show of saddle makers, artists& Dutch-oven cook-offs and more!$4, 10am-5pm, 805-239-4556Mid State Fairgrounds, Paso Robles★ NOVEMBER 9Cuban with Chef CharlieSpice it up with Cuban cuisine!6pm, $120pp, 805-239-1730, Paso Robleswww.casswines.comNOVEMBER 10-11Antiques & Appraisal FaireFind out what your antiques are worth10am-6pm, 805-227-6919, Paso RoblesMid-State Fairgrounds6SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY★ NOVEMBER 9The French Connection at Windward VineyardClub member event to celebrate anothersuccessful harvest with fine wines & pairings11am-5pm, $30, 805-239-2565, Paso★ NOVEMBER 10Indoor Winter Concert at Castoro CellarsMark Atkinson Trio888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robleswww.castorocellars.comNOVEMBER 10-11Old Country Christmas Arts & CraftsCandles, ornaments, craft demonstrations & more!10am-4pm, 805-461-3727, Templeton★ NOVEMBER 16Adelaida Cellars Annual Beaujolais CelebrationSip delicious wine & enjoy French cuisine$30, free to club members, 6pm, 800-676-1232Paso Robles,★ NOVEMBER 17Elegant Evening DowntownEnjoy trolley rides, music & hors d’oeuvres5-8pm, 805-238-4103, Paso★ NOVEMBER 17Indoor Winter Concert at Castoro CellarsCathrin Shorr Band$20, 7:30pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robleswww.castorocellars.comARROYO GRANDEONGOINGVisit Historic Buildings in Arroyo GrandeSat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm, 805-473-5077Arroyo GrandeONGOING SATURDAYSArroyo Grande Farmers’ MarketFarm fresh produce, music, arts & crafts12-2:30pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grandewww.arroyograndevillage.orgONGOING WEDNESDAYSLearn How to Make Ice CreamEnjoy a 30 minute skit about ice creamwhere you help create new flavors.7pm, Arroyo Grande, 805-474-4068www.docburnsteins.comNOVEMBER 17-18Central Coast Quilt ShowDisplays, raffles and more!$5, 10am-5pm, 805-489-1559, Arroyo GrandeCAYUCOSNOVEMBER 316th Annual Cayucos Car ShowBBQ, great cars, music and more!12-2pm, 805-995-3809, Vets Hall,★ NOVEMBER 93rd Annual Cayucos By-the-SeaWine & Food FestivalTwelve participating wineries, including Bianchi,Cayucos Cellars, Castoro, Eagle Castle, Martin &Weyrich, Robert Hall, Tablas Creek, Wild Horse$6, 4-8pm, 805-995-1200, CayucosSAN LUIS OBISPOONGOING THROUGH DECEMBERHearst Castle Evening Tour & Christmas TourDocents in period dress add life to thesurroundings and take visitors back to thefabulous Heast Castle’s 1930’s heyday.800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.comONGOING THROUGH DECEMBER 31Automobilia MuseumAntique, specialty cars and more!10am-5pm, 805-544-1900, San Luis ObispoONGOINGChristopher Cohan CenterPerforming Arts Center – San Luis Obispo805-756-2787, www.pacslo.orgNov 1: Mike BirbigliaNov 2: Viviana & Divas LatinaNov 6: Movin’ OutNov 8-10, 15-17: Arabian NightsNov 10: San Luis Obispo SymphonyONGOINGLectures & Art atCalifornia Polytechnic State University805.756.1511, San Luis Obispowww.calpolynews.calpoly.eduONGOINGSan Luis Obispo Little Theatre805-786-2440, www.slolittletheatre.orgOngoing through Nov 18: BabyNov 30-Dec 11: East of the Sun & West of the MoonONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTHArt Gallery Events “Art After Dark”Various art galleries stay open late & hostartist receptions with wine & cheese5-9pm, 805-544-9251, San Luis Obispowww.sloartcouncil.orgONGOING FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTHArt in the Park at Dinosaur CavesArt, crafts, children’s activities, music & moreon beautiful bluffs overlooking the ocean10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, Pismo Beachwww.pismochamber.comONGOINGArt Demonstrations by Fine ArtistsNon-profit art gallery exhibit of local artists7pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Baywww.morrobayartassociation.orgONGOINGSan Luis Obispo Art Center ShowConstantly rotating exhibits in all media11am-5pm, 805-481-3991, San Luis★ ONGOING TUESDAYS2-oz. Tuesdays at TasteWeekly drink specials10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTESan Luis Obispo,★ ONGOING WEDNESDAYSWine Down Wednesdays at TasteTastings with the winemaker10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTESan Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.comONGOINGAdventures with NatureDocent guided walksMorro Bay State Park Museumof Natural History, 805-772-2694, www.ccnha.orgVarious hikes at various times including; Fast Hiketo Coon Creek, White’s Point Vistas, Black HillTrail, Sand Spit Walk and Ocean Lagoon.ONGOING SUNDAYSArt on the Beach at Avila BeachArtists paint & present their work10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach PierONGOINGCentral Coast Outdoor Day HikesSat/Sun, 888-873-5610, Morro Baywww.centralcoastoutdoors.comwww.winecountrythisweek.comONGOING MONDAYSWine Tasting at Wine Cottage BistroFeaturing regional & varietal tastings5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, OrcuttONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTHMorro Bay Embarcadero Art WalkArt galleries’ open house receptions5-8pm, 805-772-1068, Morro BayONGOING FRIDAYSWine Tasting at The Loading DockLive music, wine and food7-10pm, $5, 805-934-3471, San Luis ObispoONGOING SATURDAYSFishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro BayFresh seasonal fruit, crafts & musicians3-6pm, 800-231-0592, Morro BayONGOINGA Murder Mystery DinnerEnjoy a parody of The Addams Familywith a delicious dinner, wine and laughter5pm, 805-489-3875, Spyglass RestaurantShell Beach, www.murderinmind.comNOVEMBER 2The Royal Dinner–Feast with the WinemakerEdna Valley serves a menu fit for a king.6pm, $85, 805-544-5855, San Luis★ NOVEMBER 2-417th Annual Harvest CelebrationTaste wines grown in Edna, Arroyo Grande & AvilaValleys as well as from member & guest winerieswhile enjoying delicious foods from local chefs.Wine tasting, silent auction, music & more!Grandtasting: Sat, 1-5pm, $75, 805-541-5868Avila Beach Golf Resort, Avila★ NOVEMBER 8Girls Night Out at Salisbury VineyardsHandmade gifts paired with nibbles & wineA must for all girls! 6pm, $20, 805-595-9463San Luis Obispo, www.salisburyvineyards.comNOVEMBER 9-18Language of the Soul-Poetry FestivalLocal & international poets performVarious locations in San Luis Obispowww.languageofthesoul.comNOVEMBER 10’60s Rock ’n’ Roll Dance ConcertLive music and dancing to 60s music$10, 8pm, 805-543-0639, Grange HallSan Luis Obispo★ NOVEMBER 15Foodies Unite at Salisbury VineyardsChef Fabula prepares & shares delights!6:30-8:30pm, $35, 805-595-9463, San Luis Obispowww.salisburyvineyards.comSANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYONONGOINGSanta Maria Valley Railroad805-922-7941, Santa Maria, www.smvrr.comElegant excursions featuring five star gourmet mealsONGOING MONDAYSWine Tasting at Wine Cottage BistroFeaturing regional & varietal tastings5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Santa MariaNOVEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 23The Sound of MusicPCPA Theater, Santa Maria805-922-8313,

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCALENDAR OF EVENTSLOS OLIVOSONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTHWildling Art Museum - Free Friday FlicksFree movie & snacks with discussion afterwards7pm, 805-688-1082, Los Olivoswww.wildlingmuseum.orgONGOING TUESDAYSUnderstanding Your Palate at Los Olivos CaféWine tasting & hors d’oeuvres with an artreception on the first Tuesday of the month5pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivoswww.losolivoscafe.comNov 13: Edna Valley Appellation TastingONGOINGAn Evening with the Winemaker at Los Olivos CaféWine tasting & hors d’oeuvres, 5pm, $15805-688-7265, Los Olivos,www.losolivoscafe.comNov 7: Consilience WineNov 14: Carr WineryONGOING THURSDAYSFess Parker’s Wine Country Sing AlongSing along with Fess & Marcy, 8:30-10:30pm805-688-7788, Los Olivos, www.syvva.comSANTA YNEZONGOING MONDAYSMaverick Saloon Blind Draw DartsSanta Barbara Darts AssociationEnjoy BBQ and Darts, 7pm, 805-686-4785Santa Ynez, www.mavericksaloon.orgONGOINGChumash Casino Concerts800-585-3737, Santa• Nov 8: Diana RossONGOINGCachuma Lake Nature WalkNaturalists lead walk on the Oak Canyon Trail10-11:30am, $6, 805-688-4515, Santa Ynezwww.cachuma.comONGOINGSanta Ynez Valley Historical Society Museumand Parks – Janeway Carriage HouseExhibits from Chumash period through early20th century ranch days12-4pm, 805-688-7889, Santa Ynezwww.santaynezvalleymuseum.orgONGOING WEDNESDAYSJazz on the Deck at Vineyard HouseLive music and fine food6:30pm, $2, 805-688-2886, Santa Ynezwww.thevineyardhouse.comNOVEMBER 2Moroccan Night at Roblar WineryLive music, fine wine, dinner & dancing6-9pm, 805-686-2603, Santa Ynezwww.roblarwinery.comNOVEMBER 9-10Vaquero ShowShow of western wear, art & memorabilia withhorsemanship demonstrations, great food,music and more! $5, Santa, 805-688-7889NOVEMBER 10-11Peppertree Art Show Hosted by Bob EubanksFeatures over 400 works of fine art bynationally, and internationally collected artistsSat: 3-7:30pm, Sun: 11am-3:30pm, Santa Ynez805-688-6205, www.peppertreeartshow.comLOMPOCONGOING SATURDAYSOlde Towne Market in LompocGreat food, wine & music805-736-4567, Lompocwww.lompocrecord.comSOLVANGONGONG LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTHLucas & Lewellen Summer FridaysEnjoy wine and cheese pairings withlive jazz band "The Buzz"6-8pm, $10, free to wine club members888-777-6663, Solvang, www.llwine.comONGOINGQuicksilver Miniature Horse FarmVisit Solvang horse farm with beautiful vistas10am–3pm, 805-686-4002, SolvangONGOINGSolvang Farmers’ MarketFresh produce, flowers and foods3-7pm, 805-962-5354, Solvangwww.solvangca.comONGOING FRIDAYSWine Tasting on the PatioLive guitar music along with fine wines5:30-7pm, 800-624-5572, Solvangwww.royalscandinavianinn.comONGOING WEEKENDSCachuma Lake Wildlife CruiseGuided 2 hour cruise with wildlife and geology$15, 805-686-505, Cachuma Lakewww.cachuma.comONGOINGElverhoj Museum of History & Art805-686-1211, Solvang, www.elverhoj.orgNov 9-11: Queen of Arts show & SaleNov 16-Jan 27, 2008: Color & ClothNOVEMBER 3Solvang Prelude Bike RideCyclists enjoy a 25, 50 or 100 mile ride562-690-9693, SolvangSANTA BARBARAONGOING SUNDAYSSanta Barbara Arts and Crafts ShowFeatering all types of art, crafts & jewelry10am–6pm, 805-897-1982, East Beach Pierwww.sbaacs.comONGOINGUniversity at Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures805-893-3535, www.artsandlectures.ucsb.eduNov 4: Ira GlassNov 5: Sounds of Central AsiaNov 7: Olympia Dukakis in RoseNov 8: The Chamber Music SocietyNov 11: Herbie Hancock QuartetONGOINGTouristorica – Historic Downtown Walking TourGuided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past10am-12pm, 805-965-6307, Santa BarbaraONGOING SATURDAYSCachuma Lake Nature Walk1 mile walk for all ages on the Oak Canyon Trail10-11:30am, 805-688-4515, Santa BarbaraCachuma Lake Nature Centerwww.cachuma.comONGOING SATURDAYSJunior Ranger ProgramKids learn about wildlife, ecosystems &caring for the environment1-2pm, 805-688-4515, Santa BarbaraCachuma Lake Nature Centerwww.cachuma.comONGOING FIRST THURSDAYSFirst ThursdayArt, cultural events and wine tasting5-8pm, 805-962-2098, various venues indowntown Santa Barbarawww.santabarbaradowntown.comONGOINGSanta Barbara Museum of Art805-963-4364, www,• Ongoing through Nov 13:The Art of Europe & the Americas• Ongoing through Dec 1: The Vedder CollectionONGOINGLobero Theatre805-966-4946, Santa Barbara, www.lobero.comNov 3: David LindleyNov 4: Santa Barbara Youth SymphonyNov 5: Richard Tarnas with John CleeseNov 6: Ingrid Fliter, PianoNov 9: Richie HavensNov 10: People Like Me: Meta-Myth-a-MorphosisNov 10: Love Lettersz withCarol Burnett & John CleeseNov 12: OzomatliONGOINGArlington Theatre805-963-4408, Santa BarbaraNov 10-11: Santa Barbara SymphonyNov 13: St. Petersbeurg PhilharmonicNov 15: Queen LatifahDec 13: Tori AmosONGOING FRIDAYSWine Tasting with the Winemakers4-7pm, 805-691-1020, East Beach WineSanta Barbara, www.eastbeachwine.comNOVEMBER 2Santa Ynez Valley Arabian HorseCompetitive Trail Ride WeekendIndividual & family camping/trail ride eventLive Oak Camp, 805-710-4471, Cachuma Lakewww.syvaha.comNOVEMBER 3Kids’ Old Fashioned Fishing DayThe Cachuma Lake swimming pool is filled withRainbow Trout for kids 5 to 15 years to catchunder the instruction of experienced volunteers.10am-12:30pm, Cachuma Lake805-693-0691, 7

WINERY FEATUREWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKby Mark StorerNew World and Old World wine classificationshave always been a little bit atodds with one another. In France, forexample, one doesn’t buy a bottle of PinotNoir, one buys a bottle of Burgundy. Europeanwinemakers have always put anemphasis on terroir, soil and land, not ongrape variety. New World winemakers havemade the grape varietal king and so buyingwines from either Old or New Worldpurveyors has become more of an educationthan an exercise in choice.Enter Bion Rice, whose family winemakingfoundations include SunstoneWinery in Santa Ynez, and who decided thatwhile he learned winemaking in the NewWorld, it was the Old World idea of blendingand cuvee winemaking that intrigued him.“The longer I spent in the winery learning thecraft and science of winemaking, the moreinterested I became in the art of blendingwine. I found that blending really appealed tomy senses and was more creative.” Turning8ARTISTEMaking Wine and Art Accessiblefrom his roots at Sunstone to the Old Worldart of blending wines, Rice began ArtisteWinery and Studio in downtown Santa Ynez.Artiste is not just another winery, though –as is evinced by Rice’s dedication to cuveeblending rather than a focus on varietals.“Artiste allows me to focus solely on quality,without being ultimately concerned withdesignating single-vineyards and politicalappellations, or staying vintage and varietalon the label,” he says. Still, that wasn’t theentire basis for his focus.Working together with artists, Rice developed,not only a unique winemaking facility,but an artist’s studio as well. Rice built awinery dedicated to using the highest qualitygrapes to produce truly singular wines fromvineyards all over the state. He is, in essence,using California as his pallet to create exotictastes for your palate. It’s a synergy borne ofthe artistry of winemaking and thus, Artiste’sname.The winery’s showcase of local and worldrenownedartists at the facility showing theirwork is the lynchpin in this unique winewww.winecountrythisweek.comShelly Strazis Photographystudio. This month, Artiste will host thepaintings of Craig Nelson an artist known forhis rich, lush oil paintings, Nelson is afavorite of many collectors including JamesGarner, Neil Simon, The Toyota Corporationand many others. His work will be displayedat Artiste for all to see.But it doesn’t stop with seeing other artist’swork at Artiste. In the Santa Ynez tastingstudio, prepare to explore your own artisticside as a public canvas is on display for eachcustomer to paint, draw or express their owncreativity while tasting premium Californiacuvees. “That’s why we chose a salon settingfor our Tasting Studio, where visitors mayexpress themselves and share their opinionswith others,” says Rice. “In museums andgalleries, visitors are expected to keep quietand to themselves.” At Artiste, however,customers are encouraged to express not onlytheir own creativity, but their opinions andthoughts about the wines they’re drinking. “Ihope Artiste opens people’s minds aboutblends and helps them to trust and share theirown impressions,” Rice adds. At Artiste, the

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINERY FEATUREOn Saturday, December 1st, Artiste welcomes Sonoma CountyArtist Craig Nelson. Join Artiste in celebrating the opening of his“On Holiday” exhibit. Visit for more details.subjective is celebrated, talked about and shared.The studio itself is a sort of monument to the 1870s impressionistart movement in France. The studio is designed to look like the HotelyBaudy in Giverny, France where the impressionist movement isthought to have begun. Its location in Santa Ynez, itself a unique frontiertown that still retains a kind of old world charm, allows Artiste tostand out from other tasting rooms by drawing attention not to vineyards,but to a town setting and a creative and artistic setting.Each release from Artiste includes a release from one of its manyartists on the label and is accompanied by a food pairing and art showfeaturing those very paintings and a discussion with the artist as wellas autographed bottles. The synergy of art and wine comes full circlewhen the inspiration within the bottle becomes the same inspirationoutside the bottle, on its label.Rice’s unique blends, themselves an homage to Old World wineblending traditions have given birth to beautifully crafted wines suchas Toretta. With a base of the Italian varietal, Nebbiolo, Rice blends inMerlot, Cabernet Franc and a small bit of Barbera. The Bordeauxcombine with the Cal-Itals and the result is now an Artiste librarywine.Artiste goes where few other wineries have chosen to go, directlyinto the art of winemaking. But rather than make that art inaccessibleand out of touch, Bion Rice, and the rest of the Artiste crew, havebrought the artists and the winemakers right out in front for all to see.Customers can even sit in on Rice’s blending sessions and talk aboutthe choices he makes while he makes them. In short, Artiste brings itsart – and its wine – to the people.Artiste is located at 3569 Sagunto Street in Santa Ynez. They areopen from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (805) 434-54771850 Templeton Road, Templeton, 9

ON THE COVERWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKJ. Paul Rosilez – Where ‘Almost’ Isn’t Good Enoughby Dave WilcoxAttention to detail comes with the territoryof a pharmacist. Filling a prescription“almost” correctly just doesn’t cut it.Joe Rosilez brings that same precision andlofty standards to his winemaking for J. PaulRosilez Winery in Paso Robles.“Almost” just isn’t good enough.“I’m probably the pickiest guy makingwine,” J. Paul said during a brief break fromhis job as pharmacist. Besides the chemistrybackground a pharmacist brings to the art ofmaking wine, Rosilez said that being a sticklerfor details helps him as a winemaker.“Everything has to be done just right,” hesaid. “I’m making sure that when the wine getsinto the bottle, it’s exactly what it needs to be.”J. Paul produces an array of wines usingfruit sourced primarily from Herder Vineyardsnear Creston. The vineyards, southeast of theJ. Paul Rosilez winery and tasting room,provides the winemaker with Chardonnay,Viognier, Syrah, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah,Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.The winery’s 2001 Pinot Noir from theGold Coast Farms vineyard in the Santa MariaValley earned a gold medal at the OrangeCounty Fair.Besides the 100-percent varietal releases,J. Paul also produces a red blend combiningSangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon that is10bottled under the label “Apothecary.” Alsoavailable is a dessert-style wine using Semillonand Sauvignon Blanc called “Katash” – ablending of the names of his two daughters,Katelyn, 3, and Ashley, 5.“That is their college fund,” J. Paul said ofthe sales of “Katash.”J. Paul and his wife, Whitney, are expectingtheir third child, which promises to maketheir lives even busier – if that’s possible.“It’s crazy,” summed up J. Paul.Just how tight is J. Paul’s schedule?Well, the interview for this article occurredin a tiny waiting room just outside the pharmacywhere he works. He admits he doesn’tneed much sleep – maybe four hours a night.That’s fortunate, since J. Paul said heperforms most of his winemaking between 10p.m. and 2 a.m. Seems like Midnight Cellarsmight have been an appropriate name.So, how did the pharmacist become awinemaker? In a sense, J. Paul married into thebusiness. Not that his wife came from a familyof winemakers. But it was Whitney who introducedJ. Paul to wine appreciation. Before theymarried, the couple spent a lot of time touringNapa Valley wineries and, ultimately, heldtheir wedding at Chimney Rock Winery.As a wedding present, Whitney presentedher new husband with a de-stemmer and winepress. The family’s veterinarian gave the couplefive tons of grapes and J. Paul embarked on awinemaking career.The venture began in Lodi, where J. Paul’sfamily raised livestock. In the first year, J. Paulproduced five barrels. He received help fromAdam LaZarre of Monterey County’s HahnEstates Winery.When the family decided to move south,they initially looked in Santa Ynez. But thenthey found a 40-acre parcel east of Paso Roblesand built a 5,000-square-foot winery and atasting room on the property. J. Paul said theypressed their first wine there this year.“We’re a family winery,” said J. Paul, notingthat his mother typically staffs the tasting roomwhile he works at the pharmacy and his wife,who was a pharmacist herself until two yearsago, raises the children.J. Paul Rosilez produces about 3,000 caseswww.winecountrythisweek.comannually, said J. Paul, with most of the salescoming through the tasting room and wineclub. The winery did land a contract to supplySanta Barbara’s exclusive Bacara Resort with itsChardonnay.J. Paul said his winemaking style is one thatemphasizes producing approachable, foodfriendlywines that aren’t overly extracted. Hemakes textured wines with softened edges.Reds are aged between 18 and 24 months,then kept in the bottle for a year before they’rereleased.“Quality is always the biggest issue,” hesaid. “If a wine isn’t up to standards, we won’tforce it into the bottle.”The payoff for the long hours, said J. Paul,is that people enjoy his efforts.“The best thing I get is when people comeinto the pharmacy and compliment my wine,”he said. “It doesn’t take a lot. If they’re enjoyingwhat you’re doing, then you do, too.”The J. Paul Rosilez Winery tasting room islocated at 4889 Dry Creek Road at the intersectionof Highway 46 East and Jardine Road.The adobe-style building is on the left. Up toeight wines are generally poured each day,including two library wines. The tasting roomis open Thursday through Monday from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. Be sure to visit beforeDecember 1 for an exhibit featuring the art ofKevin Sweeney. Call (805) 226-0550 for additionalinformation. A website is expected to belaunched soon.

In the conclusion of the summer-long 2007Winery Music Awards competition, ShannonCurtis, of Los Angeles, earned the highestoverall score of 91.63 out of a possible 100points, as judged by sixteen music and entertainmentindustry professionals at the outdooramphitheater at River Oaks Hot Springs & Spain Paso Robles last month. The final concertbrought together the six best independentmusic artists of this year’s competition.Ms. Curtis won a record deal with Los AngelesbasedRNB Entertainment among a host ofother prizes.Amber Norgaard, of Tucson, Arizona, wasawarded second place, while Portland,Oregon’s Debra Arlyn earned third place prizes Shannon Curtisand trophy. The three other finalists wereDominic Castillo & The Rock Savants of San Luis Obispo, Machine ofTempleton and Holiday & The Adventure Pop Collective of SanDiego.Last month’s concert was hosted by Andrew Firestone, GeneralManager of Firestone Winery in Paso Robles and once featured onTV’s “The Bachelor,” and Janie Terrazas, a Los Angeles-based TVWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKIndependent Artist Shannon Curtis of Los Angeles isWinner Of 2007 Winery Music Awards Competitionpersonality and model. The six-hour concertwas also streamed live around the world overthe Internet.The Winery Music Awards Competition:Founded and produced by Kathy KellyProductions, Inc., the competition was createdout of the growing popularity of qualitymusical performances at many wineriesthroughout California. Attendees enjoy finewine, gourmet food and quality original musicin a variety of genres surrounded by rows ofvineyards and stacks of wine barrels. TheWinery Music Awards competition is a PasoRobles-based showcase open to original musicartists from the US and Canada, independentand unsigned with major record labels. Its fourmonthly semi-final concert competitions beganin June. Twenty artists out of nearly 100 who entered the competitionqualified to compete in the semi-final 11

WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKNew Boutique Hotel Defines Full-Service LuxuryLa Bellasera, Italian for “beautiful evenings” opens in Paso RoblesScottsdale developer Pacific West Development announced theopening of its newest hotel project, the La Bellasera Hotel & Suites. ®This latest hospitality venture centers itself at the gateway betweenwine and castle country in Paso Robles.Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the 60unit La Bellasera Hotel & Suites is a luxury boutique hotel that hasa mission of providing a true hospitality and culinary “experience”that will be memorable for both leisure and business travelersvisiting the Central Coast region.Sensing a need for an upscale, full-service lodging choice in thegrowing wine region, Pacific West Development endeavored toprovide an opulent yet casual environment which best captured thearea’s relaxed heritage and beauty. The property is luxuriouslyappointed with a blend of Mediterranean and Italian architecturalelements. La Bellasera is afforded with oversized guest rooms, suiteswith fireplaces, whirlpools and full kitchens; Enoteca Restaurant &Bar, ® Spa La Bellasera, ® Gift Shoppe, wine cellar, exercise facility anda state-of-the-art meeting facility for up to 175.Each oversized guest room (465-750 square feet) is provided withcustom furnishings, signature bedding including high thread-countlinens, pillow-top mattresses, down comforter and duvet covers, wet12www.winecountrythisweek.combars, Plasma televisions, both wired and wireless high-speed internet,pay-per-view movies, in-room safes, iron and ironing boards,coffeemakers with premium-blend coffees, fully stocked mini-bars,in-room Thinix ® thin client computers and television as computer,MP3/iPod docking stations, refrigerators, deluxe bathrooms withsalon grade private label bath amenities, wood and glass texturedentry doors, natural stone floors, rain dome massaging shower heads,hair dryers, makeup mirrors, scales, robes, slippers, and all otheramenities expected of a luxury lodging product. An assortment ofsuite combinations consist of balconies and patios, whirlpools, fireplacesand full kitchens.The Enoteca Restaurant & Bar ® is a contemporary restaurant andfull bar featuring Chef Brady Thomason’s cuisine which can belargely described as “globally eclectic,” incorporating both classic andcontemporary cooking methods and flavor profiles from around theworld. Utilizing his prestigious Culinary Arts Institute education,Chef Thomason pairs Central Coast wines to entrée selections andis excited to support the mission of providing a true culinary experiencefor the patrons at Enoteca. Whether enjoying a cocktail at theonyx backlit bar, dining fireside or on the outdoor heated terrace, thechef led dining experience has a goal of pleasing the most discriminatingpalette.Spa La Bellasera offers a variety of spa therapies including facialsand massages that are offered in either the elegantly appointed spatreatment room or in the privacy of a guest’s hotel suite, based oncustomer preference.Sandra Cade, Director of Spa Services offered, “Each spa indulgenceis designed to be a unique and unforgettable La Bellasera experience,whether your body aches for time-honored ancient warmstone massage, an invigorating organic grape seed scrub or a peacefullavender and patchouli aromassage. The spa offers something for allour guests including several luxury spa wellness packages, personalizedcorporate spa events, a state-of-the art fitness room, and inroomwater therapies.”Both hotel and spa reservations can be made by visiting thewebsite at or by calling the property direct at(805) 238-2834.

In the wine trade, the term“cult” is usually associated withrare, pricy wines that are boughtand sold at auction, sometimeschanging hands several timesbefore someone realizes they’remeant to be consumed ratherthan traded. At the other end ofthe spectrum is BeaujolaisNouveau, a wine and an annualharvest celebration started inFrance centuries ago thatcontinues today as well as inother countries. This cult is allabout enjoying the first wine ofthe vintage with good friends andhearty food on the thirdThursday of each November.In honor of this practice,Adelaida Cellars presents itsAnnual Beaujolais Celebrationand Fall Pickup Party at 6 p.m.,Friday, November 16, in theBarrel Room of its west side PasoRobles facility.Chef extraordinaire ClaudeChazalon will be serving traditionalcoq au vin (chicken withwine) for up to 120 guests,including wine club memberswishing to pick up their fall shipments.The cost is $30 perperson and is complimentary toall wine club members.Beaujolais Nouveau is madefrom the Gamay Beaujolais grape,and unlike most red wines, it isbottled without barrel aging priorto release. The wine is extremelyrare in California and it isbelieved that Adelaida Cellars isits only Paso Robles producer.“Our goal is to capture theexuberant personality of theGamay grape,” said winemakerTerry Culton. “This aromatic dryred wine is meant for immediategratification and consumption.”Fruit for Adelaida’s BeaujolaisNouveau was harvested August29 at the winery’s HMR EstateVineyard. One acre of GamayBeaujolais was planted in 1964on what was then called HoffmanMountain Ranch. The historicvineyard also boasts the oldestPinot Noir vines on the SouthCentral Coast.Reservations can by madeby calling 1-800-676-1232 oronline at COUNTRY THIS WEEKAnnual Beaujolais Celebration at Adelaida Cellarswww.winecountrythisweek.comEstablished in 1981, AdelaidaCellars is a family-owned andoperated vineyard and winerysituated 16 miles from the PacificOcean at 1,800 feet of elevationin the Santa Lucia Mountains. Itshighly acclaimed Pinot Noir,Cabernet Sauvignon, Rhône varietalsand Zinfandel originate intwo principal vineyards (HMRand Viking) that are recognizedfor their chalky mountain soils,temperate climates and longgrowing seasons. The wineryoffers many interactive functionsthroughout the year: an invitingtasting room, educational seminars,library tastings, wine clubevents, winemaker dinners andseasonal festivals produced bythe Paso Robles Wine CountryAlliance ( COUNTRY NEWS13

WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSan Luis Obispo Wineries Celebrate HarvestThe San Luis Obispo Vintners Associationinvites you to celebrate the Fruits of TheirLabor at their 17th Annual Harvest Celebration.The event festivities are scheduled to beheld Friday through Sunday, November 2-4.Event participants can enjoy everything fromwinemaker dinners, a Grand Tasting withauction as well as an array of winery openhouses. Most events during the weekend sellout,as the SLO Vintner’s limit the number ofattendees in order to give their guests thatsmall-town family feel experience.The weekend festivities begin on Fridayevening, November 2. Eight different dinnerswill be held throughout South San LuisObispo County. SLO wineries and restaurantspartner to create unique and festive wine andfood experiences. Dinner tickets must bepurchased with the individual wineries, andcontact information is listed below and at heart of the weekend is held on Saturday, November 3. Lastyear, 800 people culminated for the Grand Tasting and Live/SilentAuction in beautiful Avila Beach. The day is laid back and easy goingwhere you can join winemakers and winery owners at the Avila BeachGolf Resort. More than 50 San Luis Obispo wineries and restaurants/caterers celebrate the harvest! This Central Coast’s premier winetasting and auction features a relaxed setting seaside and an experienceyou don’t want to miss.Wine auctioneer, Greg Quiroga, from Reynolds and Buckley willlead the exciting live auction with a wide range of wine formats andexperiences for the curious to the connoisseur. The live auctionincludes a variety of lifestyle lots such as A Culinary Trip to Paris,private dinners in vineyards with winemakers and a few of yourclosest friends, custom-etched and hand-painted large-format winebottles, and so much more… Most of these lots are about relationships,as many of them include personal time with winemakers andthe families of the wineries, which makes them “priceless” and somethingyou just can’t go out and buy. Interested in being front row forthe auction? New this year, you can purchase a corporate table (foreight guests) that is upfront with VIP treatment.The spectacular flavors of local winemakers and chefs will beaccompanied with smooth sounds of jazz this year from San LuisJazz. For just $75 you enjoy a day of food and wine in Avila Beachand complimentary admission to Sunday open houses at participatingwineries. Tickets and information is available on the web or call (805) 541-5868.South San Luis Obispo Wine Country is all about people and theunique personal experiences that you encounter. After tasting thevast array of wines on Saturday, Sunday is the day to meanderthrough tasting rooms. Pick and choose where you’d like to go, andyou are bound to find open houses to suityour style. The best part is your ticket fromSaturday’s event gets you into most openhouses on Sunday at no charge. You won’twant to miss the day of wine, food samples,incredible wine discounts and the personaltouch to complete the Harvest CelebrationWeekend. Winery open house information isposted on the web at below are brief descriptions andcontact information on our Friday nightdinners:ANCIENT PEAKS WINERYJoin the newest member of SLO Vintners asthey celebrate harvest in beautiful Avila Beachat Marres Restaurant. For tickets and moreinformation on this dinner, contact MarresRestaurant directly or Amanda at AncientPeaks Winery (805) 226-8600.CLAIBORNE & CHURCHILLJoin winemaker/owners Clay Thompson and Fredericka Churchillat the Park Restaurant for a memorable wine dinner, on Friday,November 2. Chef Maegen Loring will prepare a special five-coursedinner in her inimitable style: an elegant and refined cuisine featuringthe best seasonal ingredients from the dedicated artisan growers of theCentral Coast.Clay and Fredericka will select from their current and library winesfive or six to accompany this dinner, including not only their renownAlsatian-style whites, but also their award-winning Pinot Noirs.To preserve a personal and intimate ambience this dinner will belimited to 25 people. For tickets and more info. contact Angela at(805) 544-4066.EDNA VALLEY VINEYARDHave you heard of a Jeroboam, a Methuselah or a Salazar? Largeformatbottles are named after the middle eastern kings. Edna ValleyVineyard will impress you throughout the evening at The RoyalDinner – A Feast with the Winemaker as they open wine bottles thatkeep getting larger and larger! Your Chef, Charlie Paladin Wayne, willserve a Northern European menu fit for a king. Live backgroundmusic will be performed by the Vivo Trio. An evening not to bemissed! Dinner is Friday, November 2, from 6 to 10 p.m. at $85 perperson, $80 for Club Edna or Founder’s Club members. Call EdnaValley at (805) 544-5855.KYNSI WINERYWine and dine with the Othman family at one of San Luis Obispo’smost highly acclaimed restaurants, Koberl at Blue. An artful four-Continued on page 2414

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKATTRACTIONSPaso Robles Merchants to Host ‘Elegant Evening Downtown’With “Elegant Evening Downtown” onSaturday, Nov. 17th, the heart of PasoRobles is transformed into a magical feastfor the eyes and taste buds. Thisdelightful Paso Robles tradition is a gift ofhospitality from downtown merchantsand kicks off the holiday shopping season.Between 5 and 8 p.m., shoppers areindulged with fine hors d’oeuvres andrefreshments. Lights twinkle in windowsand cascade from awnings and facades.Dancers, quartets and choir will entertainour guests, amid the holiday finery, dancers from Class Act DanceStudio serve as live mannequins in shop windows, posing as charactersfrom beloved tales.Candlelit luminaries line the sidewalks. Complimentary trolleyrides are offered by the Paso Robles Wine Trolley. Strolling minstrelsand singers fill the crisp night air with music.This sophisticated evening has sparked interest from magazineevent calendars around the country. For more information, contactPaso Robles Main Street, at (805) 238-4103.New Wine Shop & Bar in TempletonAllison Dominguez and Ali Carscaden are both Cal Poly alumniwho have decided to leave their careers to follow their passion andopen a Wine Shop & Bar. 15 degrees C, which stands for the perfectwine cellar temperature in centigrade, signifies their focus on importedwine, as well as a representative selection from the Central Coast. Theshop is located in Templeton, off Vineyard Drive, next to Trader Joe’s.15 degrees C Wine Shop & Bar offers wine, beer and sake, as well asgourmet foods, gift bundles, educational seminars, wine tastings andflights. Open 7 days a week, Sunday through Thursday from 10 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Estimatedopening date is November 1st and a grand opening event will be heldon November 10th from noon to 7 p.m. For more information, call(805) 434-1554 or go to 15

WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK16by Dave WilcoxAARROYO ROBLESA True ‘Family-Run’ Wineryrroyo Robles is certainly a family-run enterprise.Bob and Tanis Shore, along with their children,Brianna and Jason, started making wine in 1998,sharing equipment with three other wineries in aconverted apple barn in See Canyon near AvilaBeach.Bob is the winemaker, with help from assistantwinemaker Mauricio Marchant, while Briannahandles the tasting room and marketing, and Jasonoversees the wine club and technical support.Bob Shore spent 30 years as a petroleum engineerafter graduating from Stanford University, thendecided he wanted to be a farmer. The familyinitially grew stone fruit, table grapes and cottonand wheat in the San Joaquin Valley, said Brianna.Ultimately, the family decided to get into the winemaking business.Their wine press has moved three times, butthey’ve settled successfully in Paso Robles, wherethey are planning to open a winery sometime in2008 on the 60-acre vineyard the Shores own off ofSan Marcos Road. Twenty-four acres of the vineyardare planted, much of it to Syrah, which is the heartof the Arroyo Robles’ Rhône-oriented program.Not that the winery is a one-note operation.Arroyo Robles produces an impressive array of varietals,including Chardonnay, Viognier, CabernetSauvignon, Zinfandel, Grenache, Petite Sirah andwww.winecountrythisweek.comTempranillo. Additionally, they produce aMourvedre Rose! and a Syrah Rose!, along with apair of sparkling wines and a trio of varietal Ports.The Arroyo Robles 2005 Chardonnay, using fruitfrom Monterey County, captured a gold medal atthe 2006 Mid-State Fair.Set to be released this fall is a 2005 Tempranilloand a 2005 blend bottled under the label “LittleStar,” featuring Tempranillo, Syrah, Petite Sirah anda splash of Merlot.With the opening of their handsome downtowntasting room in March 2006 across from PasoRobles’ historic City Park, said Brianna Shore, thewinery is becoming a well-known piece of theregion’s booming reputation.“With this location,” she said, “things have justskyrocketed.”Arroyo Robles currently produces about 3,500cases annually, said Shore, but plans are to increasethat number to 5,000.Shore also said distribution soon will becomemore widespread. Up to now, however, demandthrough Arroyo Robles’ wine club and at the tastingroom is often threatening to overwhelm supply.The Arroyo Robles tasting room is at 739 12thSt., at the corner of 12th and Park streets in thehistoric Mastagni Building, and is open daily from11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More information is available bycalling (877) 759-WINE, or you can




PASO ROBLESWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKHoliday Friday Night46CALIFORNIAWESTWine, Cheeseand Crafts EveningThe Highway 46 West Wineries Group is gearing up for the HolidayFriday Night Wine, Cheese and Crafts Evening. The group of 13wineries will gather at Eagle Castle Winery Friday from 6pm to 8pm.The admission for the event is $15 per person or $25 a couple, ticketssold at the door. All 13 wineries will taste out award winning wines.Cheese will be paired with each winery and Holiday baked goods willbe available for tasting. Local Crafts will be related to wine and theholidays will be displayed and available to purchase. The Grapelinewill be taking reservations for transportation to and from the event.For more information, call 1-888-8-WINERY.The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance represents wineries, growersand businesses in Paso Robles Wine Country, California’s fastest growingwine region. It encompasses more than 26,000 vineyard acres and morethan 170 wineries.In 2004, thirteen wineries on Highway 46 West formed theHighway 46 West Wineries Group. This group was formed to promotethe tasting rooms of the beautiful west side and to make people awareof the uniqueness of 46 West and the wines produced there. PasoRobles Wine Country is as unique and inviting as the people who havededicated themselves to nurturing the vineyards and crafting finewines. Visitors to Highway 46 West find the road less traveled is oftenmarked by the thrill of discovery in this uncongested region. It’s anarea where hospitality is first among a long list of qualities … wherebeing friends and neighbors is as important as producing stellar wines.Highway 46 West is one thread that weaves among the vineyards andwineries connecting longtime estates with exciting new producers.Rolling hills, majestic oaks and lush vineyards await the wine lover atevery turn. The tasting rooms of Highway 46 West invite you to enjoyour neighborhood, relax under the spell of our friendly environmentand savor life while sipping our spectacular wines.20


C R E S TONA IRPOR TP EN MA NS PR I N G SPASO ROBLESWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKVisit some of the newest and most excitingwineries on California’s Central Coast!PENMAN SPRINGS VINEYARDPenman Springs Vineyard is an artisan wine farm dedicatedto producing the finest grapes possible. We growCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sarah, PetiteSarah and Muscat Blanc. A select portion of these grapes iscrafted into award winning table and dessert wines.Taste the Art Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm (closed January)1985 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles805-237-7959 | www.penmansprings.comFine Wine…Friendl y P eo pleOpen Daily 11-54295 Union Road805-237-8884www.riosecowine.com2 4T H6THM A INS P RINGRIVERNORTH RIVERBUENA VISTACHAROL AISEL POMARNEAL SPRINGSLU PINEUNIONPaso RoblesRIO SECO101NIB LICKUNIONMILLPENMANSPRINGSLINNE46EC RESTONBRANCHFALCON NESTSCULPTERRA CASS WINERYSTILL WATERSLINNEGENESEOB&EVINEYARDSLA PANZATEM P L ETONC R E E KB & E VINEYARDS41ECHATEAUMARGENEOur vineyard has been in since thelate ’80s. B & E Vineyard is asmall family owned winery with awarm Hacienda-style tasting room.We invite you come and taste ourwines in the B & E Saloon thatoverlooks the vineyard.Daily 11am-5pm10000 Creston Road, Paso Robles805-238-4815www.bevineyard.comEnjoy the beauty of gently rolling hills inthe Paso Robles countryside and discoversome of thenewest andmost excitingwineries onCalifornia’sCentral

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPASO ROBLESEnjoy the Fabulous Wines, Views of B & E VineyardsJust a few years ago women winemakerswere a novelty. Only a handfulof persistent and talented females wereable to push their way to the top in avery competitive field. More and morethough, women are not only at thehelm of some very prestigious wineoperations, they are also garneringtheir share of accolades and awards.Patricia Bello of B&E Vineyards is aperfect example of the creative spiritthat epitomized the women of the vine.Patricia BelloPatricia did not come to her callingin the usual fashion. She and her husband, Jerry began by plantinggrapes and selling them to local vintners. Patricia, a cutting horsetrainer and breeder left the farming duties to Jerry. The vineyardsprovided her with a marvelous view from her hilltop home and shecame to love their brilliant displays in the fall and spring, but winemakingwas not something she even considered. Along the waythough, she developed an expensive habit. “I love a good bottle ofwine but unfortunately I seem to particularly like the ones that cost ahundred dollars or more. That’s why I had to start making my own!My goal was to produce a really great wine that was also affordable.”With the assistance of other local winemakers, Patricia honed hercraft and became a truly exceptional winemaker, overseeing theproduction of nearly 4000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, SyrahCHATEAU MARGENEA micro winery specializing in the production of small lots ofluxury, handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Margeneproduces 3,000 cases per year and focuses on viticulture andwinemaking practices that offer maximum expression of thePaso Robles terrior. Come enjoy the wines and picnic on thedeck or under the oaks.Open Saturday-Sunday Noon-5pmBy advanced appointment on Fridays4385 La Panza Road, Creston, CA805-238-2321 | www.chateaumargene.comFALCON NESTVINEYARD & WINERYFamily owned and operated vineyard and wineryspecializing in handcrafted wines with intensecolors and flavors. Join us in celebrating in the trueItalian tradition with food and wine pairing,salami, prosciutto, provolone, sopres-sata, pâté,imported pasta, specialty items and the finest pastasauces. Food available daily.Open Daily 10am-7:30pm5185 Union Road, Paso Robles805-226-0227 | www.falconnestwine.comand a red blend called Red Rhythm. Her insistence on a twenty monthaging in French oak barrels produces a rich, velvety wine that hashelped her meet her goal of a creating fine wines that will fit intoalmost anyone’s budget. This year her 2004 Cabernet took the gold atthe Paso Robles County Fair and her Syrah and Red Rhythm both wongold medals at the San Francisco Chronicle’s Wine Competition.B&E Vineyards is located on Creston Road in Paso Robles. A driveout to their tasting room will not only provide one with the opportunityto enjoy fabulous wines, but a chance to take in the awe-inspiringview of rolling vineyards that Patricia so loves. On the top of thehighest hill on the property, the Bello’s have built a charming westernstyle saloon in which visitors can relax, sip three different reds (a Roséis in the works) and be entertained by the warmth and wit of thewinemaker herself.B&E Vineyards is open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to5 p.m. and on weekdays by appointment.CASS VINEYARDSVisit us at our café style tasting room and sample yourfavorite Rhône wines, paired with samples of select gourmetcheese, pâte and specialty food. Our Chef’s Pantry offers anarray of choices for an impromptu picnic indoors or out. Wealso offer a lunch menu prepared by our Chef Dusty LehighFriday thru Sunday.Open Monday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles805-239-1730 | www.casswines.comSTILL WATERS VINEYARDSTaste handcrafted estate wines of Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot, Sarah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc andViognier. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacularviews from our olive grove overlooking the vineyard.Thursday-Monday 11-5pm2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles805-237-9231 | 23

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTYWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSan Luis Obispo Wineries Celebrate Harvest Continued from page 14course menu will be created around Kynsi’sfinest wines to form harmonious pairings.Unwind, excite your palate and celebrate thebounties of harvest with them. Reserve yourtickets early as seating is limited. For tickets,call (805) 541-3083 or email is $90 per person at Koberl at BlueRestaurant, 998 Monterey St. in downtownSan Luis Obispo and begins at 6:30 p.m.ORTMAN FAMILY VINEYARDYou are invited to join Winemaker MattOrtman for a festive evening of fine wine andfabulous fare at Novo Restaurant in downtownSan Luis Obispo on Friday, November 2at 6:30 p.m. Novo’s contemporary internationalcuisine will be exquisitely matchedwith the wines of Ortman Family Vineyards,including Chardonnay from Edna Valley andLOS OSOS VALLEY RDSEE CANYON RD24AlapayPer Bacco CellarsCALLE JOAQUINKelsey See CanyonSAN LUIS BAY RDONTARIO RDAVILA BEACHSALISBURY VINEYARDS 1VACHELL101101S. HIGUERATASTEMARSH STSextant WinerySANTA ROSAOSOS STBROAD STTANK FARMPismo BeachP a c i f i c O c e a nBUCKLEY RDMONTEREY STJOHNSON AVEJOHNSON AVEORCUTTHINDS AVE1Pinot Noir from Santa Rita Hills. The festivitieswill unfold amid the cozy environs ofNovo’s “subterranean room” which is home tothe antique Cigar Factory Safe and the “underthe sidewalk” wine cellar. Cost is $85 perperson, all inclusive. For tickets, call Kari atOrtman Vineyards, (805) 260-1445 or BACCO CELLARSAND PIEDRA CREEK WINERYJoin Per Bacco Cellars and Piedra Creek asthey celebrate harvest with an exquisitedining experience. Enjoy your evening as youdine in one of the best restaurants on theCentral Coast with the owners and winemakersof both wineries! For more details,contact Kellee at (805) 787-0485, or check theWood WineryBY APPOINTMENTCerro Caliente CellarsEDNA RDPRICE CANYON RDSan Luis ObispoTANK FARMBIDDLE RANCHOLD PARKRIGHETTI RDTolosa Winery BAILEYANA AND TANGENT VINEYARDSSaucelito Canyon & Ortman Family VineyardWolff VineyardsEdna Valley WineryPiedra CreekBY APPOINTMENTDomaineAlfredKynsiVineyardsCLAIBORNE& CHRUCHILL227NOYES101Arroyo GrandeCARPENTER CANYON RDGRANDORCUTTTIFFANY RANCH RDCORBETT CANYON RDHUASNA RDLOPEZ DRHUASNA RDwww.winecountrythisweek.comRanchoArroyoGrandeTALLEYVINEYARDSLAETITIA VINEYARDBarnwood Vineyardwebsite. Dinner Location is at Café Roma.Ticket price is $85 and can be purchased atPer Bacco Cellars or call (805) 787-0485.TOLOSA WINERYCome for this rare opportunity to celebratethe history of grape growing in the EdnaValley at the Heritage Dinner at the historicMission de Tolosa. Tolosa will be honoring itsheritage by hosting a five-course dinner at thehistoric downtown Mission San Luis Obispode Tolosa, where some of the first wine grapesof California were planted and harvested bymissionaries. The harvest inspired dinner willbe located in the beautiful rose garden andcatered by the acclaimed Matthews Restaurantof Paso Robles. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Alimited number of tickets are available $125per person. Heaters will be provided, butbring a sweater. For tickets call(805) 782-0500 x 12 or WINERYWood Winery and The LidoRestaurant at the Dolphin BayResort in Shell Beach have teamedup for an unforgettable evening offood and wine. Chef Even Treadwellwill pair the award-winningwines with his culinary expertise,showcasing a bounty of local andorganic ingredients prepared withworld-class style. The eveningwill begin with tray passed appetizersand wine in and around thecourtyard and progress to a fourcoursemeal paired with WoodWinery wines in the beautifulocean view penthouse. Enjoy thesunset, the waves, the ambiancewhile sipping and dining.Seating is limited to 40 guestsso book early. Tickets can bepurchased through Wood Winery, or callSheri Wood at (805) 546-1088 or(805) 305-0446. Ticket price is$100 per person, $95 for Wild 4Wine Club members.

PCPA TheaterFest Presents The Sound of MusicThe Marian Theatre will come alive with The Sound of Music thisholiday season. Running November 8 through December 23, thisclassic and endearing musical is based on the book The Story of theTrapp Family Singers. It features an unforgettable Rodgers andHammerstein score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi” and“Climb Every Mountain.”A spirited young postulant named Maria is sent to serve as agoverness for Captain Von Trapp, a widower with seven children. Herunorthodox methods quickly win over the children but clash with theregimental conduct the Captain insists upon. Director Roger DeLauriersaid, “What should be the happy ending after the fairytaleromance – the lonely mountain girl gets her prince – is delayed by theinvasion of Austria. The happy ending does come however, when theyescape.”Marian Theater is located at 800 S. College Drive in SantaMaria.For tickets and more information, call (805) 922-8313 (Wed-1McKeon-PhilipsTo San Luis Obispo(32 miles, see page 24)SKYWAYBLOSSERMAINBROADWAYSTOWELLCOSTA DE OROBETTERAVIA135Santa MariaWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTYSun from 1 to 7 p.m.) or purchase online anytime at groups of 12 or more call 1-800-PCPA-123.For the best seats and savings of up to 40%, become a subscriber!Subscribers receive exclusive privileges including ticket exchange, firstaccess to single tickets, an invitation to the Annual Open House, afterplayreceptions, and unlimited single tickets at the subscriber rate.Subscribers can choose from a four-five play series, a six-seven playseries or an eight-nine play series. For the ultimate flexibility choose aPCPA Passport, good for six admissions to any show during the seasonat a special discounted rate. The box office is open Wednesday fromnoon to 7 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m.Evening performances for The Sound of Music are Friday andSaturday, and select Sundays. Evening performances are also, Tuesday,December 18 and on two Thursdays, November 8 and December 20.Matinees are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and selectFridays.The 2007-2008 Winter/Spring Season also includes Othello, Art,Life x 3 and Godspell.Now in its 44th season, PCPA Theaterfest, the Central Coast’s ResidentProfessional Theatre Company and Conservatory, has infused thenational theatre scene with thousands of trained actors and theatricaltechnicians over the years.AddamoVineyardsOrcuttCLARK101TELEPHONEDOMINIONCottonwoodCanyonSANTA MARIA MESA RDCambriaKENNETHVOLKVINEYARDSTEPUSQUETByron135Rancho SisquocFOXEN CANYON RDFoxen Vineyards1Los AlamosToLompoc(18 miles, see page 26)/Solvang (34 miles, see page 26)BedfordThompsonALISOS CANYONCurtisFirestoneTres HermanasZaca MesaFess ParkerKoehlerFOXEN CANYON RDSTAZACA154101To Solvang(17 miles, see page 26)To Los Olivos(11 miles,see page 26)www.winecountrythisweek.com25

5THSAN MARCOSSANTA BARBARA COUNTYWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSanta Ynez Valley Artists Studio Tour, Nov. 17-18The 2007 Santa Ynez Valley Artists’ Studio Tour (SYVAST) will takeplace the weekend of November 17-18. Eighteen Valley artists,working in a wide variety of subjects, styles and mediums will greetvisitors in their private studios from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on those twodays. Included in the price of the ticket, which is $25 per person or$40 for couples, will be a wine and cheese party at the Wildling ArtMuseum on Saturday, from 4 to 6 p.m., where participants can minglewith the artists, see more examples of their work and savor the currentexhibition, “The Poetry of Nature: Paintings and Lithographs byRussell Chatham.” Proceeds from ticket sales and 20% of the sale ofartists’ work that weekend benefit the Wildling Art Museum, amuseum dedicated to the art of America’s wilderness.Artists who are helping the Wildling by participating in SYVASTthis year include landscape painters, Jim Farnum and Gwen Cates,both of whom have been featured in the Santa Barbara Visual ArtsStudio Tours; abstract painters, Rebecca Gomez and Esther Munger;sculptors John Cody, Blake Rankin and Pat Roberts; printmaker,Pamela Zwehl-Burke, who until recently taught at Santa Barbara CityCollege; furniture-maker, Bud Tullis, who worked for the famousdesigner, Paul Tuttle, will open their studios for this benefit as well asSuzan Hamilton-Todd, well-known for her exciting paintings ofhorses, and more recently, birds of prey; Joe Knowles, a Cherokeeartist whose works include American bison; Renee Kelleher, knownfor her pastoral landscapes; Teresa McNeil MacLean, who creates herjewel-like landscapes with prisma color pencils; Carol Millican, whoseabstract figurative work can look like stained glass, and ChristineMcCowan Kenny, a virtuoso when it comes to watercolor paintings offlowers, though she now also paints landscapes in a variety of media.More information about all the artists and images of their work can befound on the museum’s website at is recommended, and tickets can be purchased bysending a check to SYVAST, Wildling Art Museum, P.O. Box 907, LosOlivos, by calling the museum, (805) 688-1082 for credit cardcharges, or online at Santa Maria,Paso Robles154To Hwy. 101Santa Maria (32 miles, see page 25)Paso Robles (88 miles, see page 18)FoleyEstatesWineryTo Lompoc(18 miles)ToHwy. 1To Santa MariaPalmina Lompoc “Wine Ghetto”1Fiddlehead CellarsE. CHESTNUT7TH246SanfordD’VineWineTastingLompocSANTA ROSA AVE2461BueltonLafondBabcockMelvilleINDUSTRIALAlma RosaAVE OF THE FLAGS101ToHwy.101FoleyEstatesWineryTo Santa BarbaraMosbyBALLARD CANYON RDCabanaShoestringHitching Post101Los OlivosGRusackBallardCHALKHILLPresidioToSantaBarbara(43 miles, see page 27)ATTERDAG2NDBALLARD CANYON RDSolvangPARKCOPENHAGENOAKCasa CasaraLucas & LewellenRoyal OaksMOLLEPARKBellissimaMorovino1STALISALEpiphanyDaniel GehrsLongoriaWILD HEARTLos Olivos Tasting RoomAndrew MurrayMISSIONSTOLPMANGRAND AVEALAMO PINTADO AVEBlackjackLincourtTastes of the ValleysCARINACELLARSALAMOPINTADO RDCarhartt WineryConsilienceAlexander & WayneArthur EarlSCOTTCELLARS WineCountryALAMO PINTADO AVERideauButtonwood246BASELINEKalyraLion’s Peak/Mission Meadow WineryMandolinaAlisal CellarsSunstoneUncorked/Monsoon CellarsBeckmenREFUGIO154REFUGIOROBLAR AVEBrander & DomaineSanta BarbaraQUESTAEDISONS O NEDISanta Ynez Wine CellarARTISTEChumashCasinoBridlewoodSAGUNTOMORATo Santa Barbara(29 miles, see page 27)MEADOWVALEGainey246Santa YnezNot to

Every month, C’est Cheese hosts a Monday, Tuesday andWednesday evening cheese tasting, usually during the third week ofthe month. C’est Cheese features a selection of five delicious cheesesfrom a different country or region, to which each is paired with anappropriate glass of wine. Although, they have been known to getcrazy and mix things up a little bit with special feature tastings fromtime to time – such as chocolate and wine, honey and cheese, or evenfondue and raclette. The tastings are seated and you should arrivepunctually since it is more of a structured event where guests all tastethe cheeses in the same order, learn how they are made, the history ofthe region from which they come and discuss cheese as a group.Tastings generally run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. or so, and reservationsare required, as they do tend to sell out. Prices are $15 per person or$20 with wine (subject to slight variation from time to time). You cansign up one of two ways: phone (805) 965-0318 or email:info@cestcheese.comPrivate Cheese TastingsFor those looking to entertain a larger group, C’est Cheese alsohosts private cheese tastings, which they are able to structure a littlemore eleborately, usually entailing four cheese flights along with fourpaired wines.WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSANTA BARBARA COUNTYMonthly Cheese and Wine Pairings at C’est CheeseGroup cheese tastings are $50 per person (including wine) for afun and informative evening.C’est Cheese is located at 825 Santa Barbara Street in Santa Barbara.For more information, call (805) 965-0318 or visit the website BarbaraMISSION101STATETo Solvang(34 miles, see page 26)OLIVEANAPAMUANACAPAMargerumN SALSIPUEDESCarr WineryE GUITERREZMILPASMONTECITOOreana WhitcraftSanta BarbaraKalyra WineryWinery SummerlandJaffurs WineryWine CellarsP a c i f i c O c e a n101Stearns Wharf Vintnerswww.winecountrythisweek.com27

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