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TABLE OF CONTENTSFEATURES T ORY 10ON THEC O VER 14WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKVihuela WineryBianchi WineryCENTRAL COAST:SERVING SAN LUIS OBISPO& SANTA BARBARA COUNTIESPUBLISHING EVERY OTHER WEEK!AUGUST 21, 2008 • ISSUE 13 – VOLUME 2WINE COUNTRY NEWSWine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9ON THE COVERBianchi Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14WINE TASTING IN DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22PASO ROBLES WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24SAN LUIS OBISPO WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31C O VERC ORNER 16PREFERREDT A S TING ROOM 20B A CK RO ADSWINERIES 294San Marcos Creek Vineyards15 Degrees CelsiusB & E VineyardsSANTA MARIA VALLEY WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33SOLVANG, LOS OLIVOS, SANTA YNEZ WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . 34SANTA BARBARA WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-39ADVERSTISING/MARKETINGDIRECTORPUBLISHERMANAGING EDITORCALENDAR EDITOROFFICE MANAGEREDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORSSarah 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.comMichael Cervin, Leah Kolt, Len Napolitano,Charles Neave, Mark Storer, Janis SwitzerGoing to Northern California Wine Country?Look for WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK at wineries, hotels, conciergedesks, car rentals, restaurants, high-end grocery stores and more!www.winecountrythisweek.com


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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCALENDAR OF EVENTS★ SEPTMEBER 26Vina Robles Winery SummerConcert Series 2008Featuring Sugar Daddy Swing Kings805-369-0140, www.vinarobles.com, Paso Robles★ SEPTEMBER 27Donati Family Vineyard Harvest PartyCome celebrate the 2008 Harvest with DonatiFamily Vineyards. Sample the newly unveiledEzio blend, named after Ron Donati’s father.Enjoy a catered lunch for $15 or order theHarvest Wine 4 Pack and lunch is on them!Free outdoor concert featuring Jill Knight.10am-5pm, RSVP, 877-511-9463, Templeton★ SEPTEMBER 2710th Annual Grape Stomp at EOSHave fun hand-picking grapes for a funstomping contest & enjoy a BBQ lunch withfriends and family in the beautiful picnic area.12-4pm, $40, 805-239-2562x16, Paso Robles★ SEPTEMBER 27Bacchanalia at SilverhorseFun grape stomp event with new releases,wine tasting and more. Paso Robles805-467-WINE, www.silverhorse.com★ SEPTEMBER 27Mike Marshall & Choro Famosoat Castoro Cellars7pm, $22, 888-DAM-FINE, Templetonwww.castorocellars.com★ ONGOING IN OCTOBERVina Robles Ballroom Dance Classes:Swing & Fox TrotLearn to dance & show what you have learnedduring the social dance hour! 805-369-01406pm, $10 wine club members/$12 non-membersWinery Hours: 10am-5pm, Paso RoblesVina Robles Hospitality Centerwww.vinarobles.comOCTOBER 17Harvest Pig Roast at Cass WinesA delicious pig roast, a bonfire, fine wine &gourmet goodies will be prepared by ChefBrandon. 6-10pm, $40, 805-239-1730,Paso Robles, www.casswines.com★ OCTOBER 17Eberle Harvest Wine Tour Winemaker DinnerFeaturing Post Ranch Inn of Big Sur$150/$120 Cellar Club, 805-238-9607Paso Robles, www.eberlewinery.com★ OCTOBER 172008 Harvest Festival Orchid Hill& Silver Stone Winemaker DinnerOrchid Hill/Silver Stone Harvest Dinner whichfeatures the Orchid Collector Series and SilverStone’s exciting new red blends. Enjoy amagical evening of fine wine, gourmet food,barrel sampling, and dancing under the starsat the vineyards. $135, RSVP 805-237-7525www.orchidhillwine.com★ OCTOBER 17-19Harvest Wine Affair Weekend at SilverhorseEnjoy new releases, library wines & music too!11am-5pm, 805-467-WINE, Paso Robleswww.silverhorse.com★ OCTOBER 17-19Renaissance Faire Harvest Festival Weekendat Eagle Castle WineryGreat food, wine, music & full contact joustingwith the Knights of Mayhem, $7/$5 Cellar Club805-227-1428, Paso RoblesFriday: 10:30-7:30pm, Meet the Knights!Saturday & Sunday: Fair with jousting, vendors,singers & dancersSaturday Evening: A Knight’s Feast$45/$40 club memberswww.eaglecastlewinery.com★ OCTOBER 17-19Harvest Wine Tour WeekendPaso Robles wineries open their doors to offeran abundance of activities unique to WineCountry. Over the three day weekend you willfind more than 100 individual events at nearly90 wineries. 805-239-8463, Paso RoblesFor more information visit www.pasowine.com★ OCTOBER 17-192008 Harvest Wine Tour at AdalaidaEnjoy current releases, library wines,barrel samples and hors d’oeuvres prepared byChef Claude Chazalon. 10-5pm, 805-239-8980800-676-1232, Paso Robles, www.adalaida.com★ OCTOBER 17-192008 Harvest Wine Tour Partyat Peachy CanyonThe festivities kick off with a fierce carvingpumpkin contest, great wine, gourmet BBQdinner, live music, fun prizes and much more.4pm-8pm, $65/$55 club members805-239-1918, Paso Robleswww.peachycanyon.com/events★ OCTOBER 17-192008 Harvest Festival at Arroyo RoblesMany exciting events over the weekendincluding a winemaker cruise, a pancakebreakfast, a harvest grape stomp with surf &turf dinner and more! 877-759-WINEPlease visit www.arroyorobles.com forevent details. Paso RoblesOCTOBER 17-19Italian Cars & Food CelebrazioneFeaturing catering by Café Roma7pm, $120 pp/$90pp wine club, 805-238-2520Paso Robles, www.martinweyrich.com★ OCTOBER 187th Far Out Wineries’ “Best of the West”at Opolo VineyardsJoin 16 Far Out Wineries for an educationalseminar and tasting. www.faroutwineries.com10am, $55, RSVP, 805-237-0138, Paso Robles★ OCTOBER 18Las Vegas Disco Inferno at SilverhorseLas Vegas 70’s Style cover band & Las Vegasgames, 6pm, 805-467-WINE, Paso Robleswww.silverhorse.com★ OCTOBER 24Vina Robles Winery SummerConcert Series 2008Featuring Sean Wiggins805-369-0140, www.vinarobles.com, Paso RobleCAYUCOS AND MORRO BAYONGOING FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTHArt in the Park at Dinosaur CavesArt, crafts, children’s activities, music & more10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, Pismo Beachwww.pismochamber.comONGOINGCentral Coast Outdoor Day HikesSat/Sun, 888-873-5610, Morro Baywww.centralcoastoutdoors.comONGOINGArt Demonstrations by Fine ArtistsNon-profit art gallery exhibit of local artists7pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Baywww.morrobayartassociation.orgONGOINGAdventures with NatureDocent guided walksMorro Bay State Park Museumof Natural History, 805-772-2694,www.ccnha.orgVarious hikes at various times including; FastHike to Coon Creek, White’s Point Vistas, BlackHill Trail, Sand Spit Walk and Ocean Lagoon.ONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTHMorro Bay Embarcadero Art WalkArt galleries’ open house receptions5-8pm, 805-772-1068, Morro BayONGOING SATURDAYSFishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro BayFresh seasonal fruit, crafts & musicians3-6pm, 800-231-0592, Morro BayAUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 1Peddler’s Faire in CayucosFind a bargain in a fun atmosphere in view ofthe ocean!9am-4pm, 805-995-1200, CayucosAUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 1Art in the ParkArts & crafts, fine art, jewelry and more!10am-5pm, 805-772-2504, Morro BayOCTOBER 4-5Morro Bay Harbor FestivalEnjoy a wide array of festivities includingwine tasting with 40 local wineriesparticipating, chowder contest,kids carnival, music and more800-366-6043, Morro Bay Harborvisit www.mbhf.com for detailsSAN LUIS OBISPOONGOING TUESDAYS2-oz. Tuesdays at TasteWeekly drink specials10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTESan Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.comONGOING WEDNESDAYSWine Down Wednesdays at TasteTastings with the winemaker10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTESan Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.com★ ONGOING SATURDAYS THROUGHSEPTEMBER 27Wine and Cheese Pairingsat Tolosa WineryEnjoy 4 estate wines paired with 4 artisancheeses offered in the Heritage Room11am-3pm, $20/$15 Heritage Club805-782-0500, www.tolosawinery.comwww.winecountrythisweek.com 7


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINE COUNTRY NEWSAUGUST 22Winemaker Dinner at Los Olivos CaféFeaturing Jonata Winery6pm, 805-688-7265, Los Olivoswww.losolivoscafe.comSANTA YNEZONGOING MONDAYSMaverick Saloon Blind Draw DartsSanta Barbara Darts AssociationEnjoy BBQ and Darts, 7pm, 805-686-4785Santa Ynez, www.mavericksaloon.orgONGOINGSanta Ynez Valley Historical Society Museumand Parks - Janeway Carriage HouseExhibits from Chumash period through early20th century ranch days.12-4pm, 805-688-7889, Santa Ynezwww.santaynezvalleymuseum.orgSECOND THURSDAYWine Impressions at ArtisteJoin fellow wine lovers for a blind tasting,sensory evaluation & discussion by region.7-9pm, 805-686-2626, Santa Ynezwww.artiste.comONGOINGChumash Casino Concerts800-585-3737, Santa Ynezwww.chumashcasino.com• August 21: Glen CampbellONGOINGCachuma Lake Nature WalkNaturalists lead walk on the Oak Canyon Trail10-11:30am, $6, 805-688-4515, Santa Ynez Parkwww.cachuma.comONGOING WEDNESDAYSJazz on the Deck at Vineyard HouseLive music and fine food6:30pm, $2, 805-688-2886, Santa Ynezwww.thevineyardhouse.comONGOINGArt Exhibit at Artiste WineryFeaturing Paul Brown11am-5pm, 805-686-2626,www.artiste.com, Santa YnezSEPTEMBER 20Artist Reception at ArtisteFeaturing Paul Brown the first artist to appearon an Artiste label. 1-4pm, $150, Santa Ynez707-433-1920, www.artiste.comLOMPOCONGOING SATURDAYSOlde Towne Market in LompocGreat food, wine & music, Lompoc805-736-4567, www.lompocrecord.comAUGUST 29Cruise Night in LompocEnjoy watching all types of cars cruise by.5-7pm, 805-875-8108, LompocAUGUST 307th Annual Car ShowCool cars, silent auction, live music, pedal cardrag race & more! 9am-3pm, 805-875-8108LompocSOLVANGONGOINGQuicksilver Miniature Horse FarmVisit Solvang horse farm with beautiful views10am–3pm, 805-686-4002, SolvangONGOINGSolvang Farmers’ MarketFresh produce, flowers and foods, 3-7pmSolvang , 805-962-5354, www.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 & ArtOngoing exhibits of art & photogaphy805-686-1211, Solvang, www.elverhoj.orgAUGUST 23Wheels ’n’ Windmills Car ShowMore than 200 cars, trucks and motorcyclesfrom all over California8am-4pm, 805-688-6112, SolvangAUGUST 29Summer Fridays Wine & Cheese PairingEnjoy a special wine and cheese pairing wherefour select wines are paired with artisancheeses. 6-8pm, $20, 805-686-9336Lucas & Lewellen, Solvang★ AUGUST 30Santa Ynez Rotary Wine & Food Fest12 of the valley’s finest wineries will offer theirpremium pours paired with signatures starters.Proceeds benefit Valley charities.3-7pm, 805-245-0939, $45 includes keepsakewine glass & $30 of “Rotary Money”, $10 fordesignated drivers & minors at the door,children under 12 free. dfwyatt39@verizon.netOld Mission Inn Santa Ynez, SolvangSEPTEMBER 19-2172nd Annual Danish DaysEnjoy music, dancing, traditional foods, folk artdemonstrations, singing, games, aebleskiveeating contests, akvavit tasting & more805-688-6144, Solvangvisit www.solvangusa.com for more detailsSEPTEMBER 26-28Solvang Jazz Festival 2008Celebrate 3 days of America’s jazz musicunder the leadership of Stix Hooper.425-481-3274, SolvangVisit www.solvangjazz.com for details.SANTA BARBARAONGOING SUNDAYSSanta Barbara Arts and Crafts ShowFeaturing all types of art, crafts & jewelry10am–6pm, 805-897-1982, East Beach Pierwww.sbaacs.comONGOING TUESDAYSDiscussions & Coffee TastingsGet insider info on up & coming books, music andmovies with coffee tasting too, Santa Barbara805-899-3659, 3pm, Borders, Books & MusicONGOING FRIDAYSWine Tasting with the Winemakers4-7pm, 805-691-1020, East Beach WinesSanta Barbara, www.eastbeachwine.comONGOING FRIDAYSWine & Cheese Pairingsat East Beach WinesEnjoy delicious pairings & new selectionseach week, 4-7pm, $10, 805-899-1535Santa Barbara, www.eastbeachwines.comONGOINGBackstage Tours at Lobero TheaterGuided tours upon request805-996-4946, Santa Barbarawww.loberotheater.comONGOINGUniversity at Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures805-893-3535, www.artsandlectures.ucsb.eduONGOINGTrout Fishing & Wildlife Walksat Cachuma LakeEnjoy fishing (with trout brought in) & excellentwildlife viewing from bald eagles to mule deer.805-686-5055, Santa Barbara, www.sbparks.orgONGOINGHistoric Downtown Walking TourGuided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past10am-12pm, 805-965-6307, Santa BarbaraONGOINGWine Dinners at Wine Cask6:30pm, 805-996-9463, www.winecask.com• August 28: Talley Vineyards• September 25: Departures• October 23: Jaffurs Wine Cellars• November 20: November Ampelos WineryONGOINGTy Warner Sea CenterExplore creatures of the sea805-962-2526, Stearns Wharf, Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara Museum of Natural Historywww.sbnature.org/seacenterONGOINGLectures & Readings at theSanta Barbara Maritime Museum805-962-8404, Santa Barbara, www.sbmm.orgONGOING 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.comONGOINGArt Workshops for Children atArt from ScrapFun workshops where kids reuse all sorts ofmaterials to make works of art!Tues-Sat, 10am-2pm, $6, 805-884-0459www.artfromscrap.orgONGOING FIRST THURSDAYSFirst ThursdayArt, cultural events & fine wine tasting!5-8pm, 805-962-2098, various venues indowntown Santa Barbarawww.santabarbaradowntown.comONGOINGSanta Barbara Museum of Art805-963-4364, www.sbma.net• Ongoing through November 2: AfricanDinosaur - Interactive exhibitONGOINGSurfing LessonsEnjoy an exciting day in the water805-898-0671, Santa Barbarawww.sbadventureco.comONGOINGPlanetarium Shows atSanta Barbara Museum ofNatural History805-682-4711, www.sbnature.com• Exploring the Spring Sky• Cosmic Safari• Secrets of the Cardboard RocketAUGUST 21Santa Barbara Museum of Art NightEnjoy art, music, martinis, outrageous onenight-onlyinteractive happenings & redefinewhat it means to engage with art.5:30-8pm, $35, 805-963-4364Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa BarbaraAUGUST 24Santa Barbara Brazilian Food& Music SeriesMusic by Sambajah & DJ Piatan with deliciousBrazilian food & drinks offered for sale.4pm, $7, 818-508-8753, 500 Anacapa St.Santa Barbara, www.sbbraziliancarnaval.com★ AUGUST 28Talley Vineyards Winemaker Dinnerat Wine CaskDelicious 5 course menu paired with fine wines.6pm, $125, 805-966-9463, Santa Barbarawww.winecask.comSEPTEMBER 6Sandcastle & Sculpting WorkshopGet ready for the sandcastle contest with asandcastle building workshop. 1-4pm877-966-3979, East Beach Santa BarbaraSEPTEMBER 727th Annual Taste of the TownSavor samples from more than 80 Santa Barbararestaurants and wineries. All proceeds benefitthe Santa Barbara Arthritis Foundation. $12512-3pm, 805-563-4685, Santa BarbaraSEPTEMBER 12Zoo-B-QueAfter-hours picnic at the Zoo includes a BBQdinner, live music and Zookeeper talks are allpart of the fun. $16, 4:30pm, 805-962-5339SEPTEMBER 12-14West Beach Music FestivalSanta Barbara’s largest music festival on thebeach! 10am, for more information visitwww.westbeachfestival.com, 805-845-6658West Beach Santa BarbaraSEPTEMBER 13Sandcastle & Sculpting FestivalFabulous sandcastle contest, live music,treasure hunt, surf-a-duck race, and more!11am-5pm, 877-966-3979East Beach Santa BarbaraSEPTEMBER 26Courthouse JazzGreat jazz at the Sunken Gardens at theCourthouse. 5pm, 805-453-5973Santa Barbarawww.winecountrythisweek.com 9


WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKVIHUELA WINERYHitting the High Notesby Michael CervinWine has a propensity to bring thingstogether: Pinot Noir and lamb;Cabernet and steak, and my favorite,Chardonnay, popcorn and goat cheese. Greatpartnerships too have evolved because ofwine, such as Opus One bringing togetherAmerican and European sensibilities. Andthen there’s Matt and Mike from VihuelaWinery. They both grew up in OrangeCounty, they both moved to the Paso Roblesarea, and they both worked with computers,which is how they first met. Now they bothwork with wine. Though their last nameshave become irrelevant within the context ofVihuela Winery (pronounced Vee-wa-yah),these two best friends have proved that withfocus, dedication and knowing the preciseroles to play, anyone can become successful inthe Paso Robles wine game. Vihuela isSpanish for “guitar” and their wine labelsfeature an elegant guitar on them.“Matt and I met in the IT industry. Forhim, this winery this has been a life longdream,” Mike said. Prior to their meeting inthe computer industry, Matt had obtained his10enology degree from Fresno State. When thetwo met they became fast friends and overlunches and Matt would speak of his dreamof starting a winery one day. Because of Matt’spassion and enthusiasm Mike was drawn into the idea due to Matt’s conviction. “We’re agood fit. Before Matt could even finish thesentence about becoming partners, I wrote acheck,” says Mike. Though Matt always hadthe passion, wine wasn’t something Mikenever saw himself moving into. “For me, ifthere was something that primed me for thewine industry, it was my mom who was biginto food and wine.” But that was prettymuch minimal exposure. Mike, being themore gregarious of the two, quickly becamethe “face” of Vihuela Winery while Matt wasmore suited to the vineyard. “I talk to peopleat trade shows and festivals and Matt talks tothe vines in the vineyard. He’s sort of like thevine whisperer,” Mike joked. But this understandingof their respective roles has servedthem well. “We leveraged our strengths,”Mike stated. “Matt owns and runs the vineyardand I own and operate the winery, wework together to make the wine; Matt as thewww.winecountrythisweek.comscience, me as the art.”The interior of their tasting room hasexposed brick walls and exposed paintedwood rafters. Local art rotates every twomonths and live music is offered on Fridayand Saturday nights in courtyard of neighboringWine Attic. Their wine club has someexceptional benefits, including a 35 percentcase discount the day you sign up, and up toa 30 percent discount on wines. They onlymake one white so far, a Chardonnay, withthe focus being on Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.“We’ll be doing a white Rhône blend ofMarsanne, Eousanne and Viognier to roundout what we offer with the whites. But Matt’sexperience is with big reds and Bordeauxvarietals,” Mike mentioned. Then there istheir signature blend called Concierto delRojo, meaning “concert of red,” anunorthodox blend of Syrah, Merlot and PetiteVerdot. They hope to add something new totheir line up of wines each year, somethinginnovative to keep it fresh.They are happy to create gift baskets usingtheir wine and the locally made gourmetitems they sell. They also include classical


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINE COUNTRY NEWSguitar music as well in theirbaskets. They also make theirown breadsticks which are quitegood. “Our grand opening was in2005 with the Paso Robles winefestival,” Mike said. The tastingroom opened in January 2008 forthem to gain more exposure.“You either invest more in advertising,or open a location toadvertise for you,” Mike said ofthe comfortable tasting room.“Paso Robles is becoming like alittle Healdsburg, but it has it’sown flair, it’s developing in a verypositive direction,” he believes.And certainly the people keepcoming. Bottle prices range from$18 to $30.One of the unique thingsabout Vihuela is that given Matt’slove of classical guitar (which hestill plays) and the flamenco vibe,they play a lot of guitar music inthe tasting room. As part of theirweekend mini concerts, theybecame acquainted with a bandcalled Incendio, based out of LosAngeles. Eventually the wineryand band formed a partnershipof sorts and Incendio even wrotea song called “Vihuela.” In turn,Vihuela Winery named one oftheir wines Incendio and aunique CD and wine combo willsoon be available. This all fitsinto the idea of what Matt andMike are aiming for, namely apersonal touch to their wines,something that speaks from theirheart to yours.Vihuela Winery tasting roomis located at 1307 Park StreetAlley in Paso Robles. The $5tasting fee allows you to sampleall their wines and the fee iswaived with any wine purchase.You can visit them online atwww.vihuelawinery.com or call(805) 226-2010.Fine Wine...Fine Art...Fine Food1307 Park St. Alley, Downtown Paso Robleswww.vihuelawinery.com805.226.2010www.winecountrythisweek.com 11


WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK5th Annual Taste of the Central Coast –An Elegant Wine & Food Tasting BenefitThe Family Care Network will be celebrating 21years of serving the Central Coast at the 5th AnnualTaste of the Central Coast held at the Cypress RidgePavilion in Arroyo Grande on Sunday, September14 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The Taste of the CentralCoast is an elegant fine food and wine tasting eventthat showcases local talent while raising funds tosupport the local foster and high-needs childrenand families served by the Family Care Network.This year’s Taste of the Central Coast will featuretwenty-six top savory and pastry chefs from establishmentssuch as Windows on the Water, Lido andThe Park, as well as sixteen vintners from wineriessuch as Castoro Cellars and Laetitia Vineyards.Held again at the Cypress Ridge Pavilion in ArroyoGrande, guests will enjoy beautiful and lushsurroundings while listening to the live music of“Wholly Jazz.” Guests will also participate in asilent and live auction, featuring exciting itemssuch as a week stay in San Miguel de AllendeMexico and a SLO eGo electric vehicle, in additionto weekend getaways and unique varieties ofCentral Coast wine. This year’s auction will onceagain be presented by Auctioneer Scott Vernonwith hosts Chad and Andy from Cat Country 96.1.By combining fine food, wine, music and thecommunity, the Taste of the Central Coast hasbecome a premier event supporting local foster andhigh-needs children and families.This year’s event is sponsored by Bryan J. Crawford– Charles Schwab, Arroyo Grande CommunityHospital and McCarthy’s Wholesale. Tickets for theevent are $75 per person and can be purchased byvisiting TasteOfTheCentralCoast.com or by calling(805) 781-3535. 100% of the net proceeds earnedat the event will benefit the children and familiesserved by the Family Care Network. This elegantafternoon affair will begin promptly at 3 p.m.The Family Care Network is a private, nonprofitchildren and families services provider. In its 20+year history, the agency has grown to serve over2,000 children, youth and families in San LuisObispo and Santa Barbara counties through 17distinct programs under five service divisionsincluding: Therapeutic Foster Care; FamilySupport Services; School-Based Mental Health andDelinquency Prevention Services; TransitionalHousing Services; and Community-LinkedServices. For more information on the Family CareNetwork, visit FCNI.org or call (805) 781-3535.12www.winecountrythisweek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINE COUNTRY NEWSWineries of Highway 46East Present an Eveningof Flights and BitesCelebrate the “Spirit of Wine” during theSummer Esprit du Vin – Saturday, September 20Celebrate California Wine Month and gather for an amazingweekend honoring the collective spirit and enthusiasm of the PasoRobles wineries located along Highway 46 East. On Saturday,September 20, all ten Wineries of Highway 46 East will gather at theRiver Oaks Golf Club in Paso Robles for a fun night of wine, cheeseand gourmet bites. Sip and sample incredible wines expertly pairedwith artisanal cheeses and enjoy the many award-winning wines fromthis region in one amazing event!The Summer Esprit “Flights and Bites” will be held from 6 to 8p.m. at the River Oaks Golf Course located at 700 Club House Drivein Paso Robles. Tickets are $30 per person and include a logo glass.Purchase yours by calling (805) 226-8099. Or, for more information,visit www.pasowine46east.com. Shuttle service will be available for anadditional fee.The Wineries of Highway 46 East is a consortium of winerieslocated along Highway 46 on the east side of Highway 101 in PasoRobles, California. Member wineries include: Bianchi, Chumeia Vineyards,Clautiere Vineyard, Eberle Winery, EOS Estate Winery, FirestoneVineyard, Martin & Weyrich, Meridian, Sylvester Winery andTobin James Cellars.www.winecountrythisweek.com 13


WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKBIANCHI WINERYWines to be Enjoyed with Family and FriendsBy Mark StorerBianchi Winery is keeping busy throughthe summer and releasing some newwines to prove it. Called “The SignatureSelection,” it features Italian varietals andincludes two 2005 offerings includingBarbera from the San Juan vineyard andSangiovese from Paso Robles. Bianchi alsoreleased their 2007 Santa Barbara CountyPinot Grigio.On August 23rd, the Paso Olive festivalwill be held and Bianchi will be pouringselections along with other wineries and, ofcourse, local olive and olive oil producerswho will be showing off the diversity of Paso’sproduce.The fall will see Bianchi’s Harvest Dinneron October 18. Chef Chris New from Level 4restaurant in Paso Robles will be creatingdishes paired with various Bianchi wines.The Bianchi story begins not in PasoRobles, but in the Central Valley. In 1992,Joseph Bianchi’s son Glenn took over theCentral Valley operations but he grew restless.He wanted to bump up the quality of thewine and make some profound changes.Indeed, the younger Bianchi revamped theeight different ranches and continued in thebulk wine business. But by 2000, he knew itwas time to move west and that is preciselywhat he did.Setting up shop in 2000 in Paso Robles,the Bianchi’s purchased 40 acres of land andbegan a correspondent search for qualitygrapes. 22 of the acres Bianchi purchasedwere taken out and replanted with superiorvines of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon andMerlot. Bianchi Winery began to producequality grapes and quality wine. The firstharvest and crush in Paso Robles was in 2004and by 2005, winemaker Tom Lane joinedthe team and Bianchi was well on the way toa whole new life.“I’d been involved in the U.C. Davis graduateprogram,” says Lane “and worked forseven years at Navarro Vineyards [in theAnderson Valley] as well as 10 years atConcannon before I came here.” Lane is fromLivermore originally where Concannon isbased. As part of Concannon’s winemakingteam, Lane purchased Paso Robles grapes andknew their worth. “My wife and I love it here.It’s really a great place to make wine,” he says.Bianchi’s Paso Robles operation is the onlywinery on Branch Road off of Highway 46East. It stands alone in many other ways, too.Producing a little less than 15,000 cases ofwine a year, Lane says his largest bottling isonly 1400 cases. “We’re into a lot of varietalsand we kind of take our time with each one,”he says. There are now 28 estate acres of vineyardfrom which Lane gathers the fruit and hetravels up and down the state looking forquality sources. “I get Sauvignon Blanc out ofLockwood because I really like how it doesn’thave that over-powering grassiness to it. Weget Chardonnay out of the Edna Valley andSanta Maria and Pinot Noir out of Santa Mariaas well,” he adds. There’s Pinot Grigio fromthe Los Alamos area and some Italian varietalsas well from the Paso area.But the attention to detail in each varietalhas paid off. The 2005 Zinfandel from PasoRobles won the Gold medal from Jerry Mead’sNew World Wine Competition and took thirdplace honors in the 2008 San FranciscoChronicle Wine Competition. In the PinotNoir Shootout featuring some 300 PinotNoirs, Bianchi took third place with theirPinot that retails for between $25 and $30 abottle. Impressive standings from a trulystand alone winery.That quality can be attributed to Lane’sdedication to his craft. “Everything is a blendto me,” says Lane speaking of his winemaking14 www.winecountrythisweek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINE COUNTRY NEWSstyle. “Whether or not it’s a single varietal, it’s still a blend. I might bemaking Cabernet Sauvignon, but I’ll use fruit from our Estate Cloneeight while my neighbor grows Clone 337 and I’ll put the twotogether.” Lane also argues that the type of barrel used, the type ofyeast, the various techniques depending on what is called for make allof his wines “blends.”Still, Lane does blend fruit and has come up with some wonderfulsuccesses most of which can only be purchased at the Paso Roblestasting room. “We make a traditional Bordeaux blend of CabernetSauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot that I really like,” he says. It’scalled TreVino. Lane also experimented successfully with a blend ofPinot Noir and Syrah that he calls “Syranot” and it, too, is quitepopular.Bianchi’s main focus has been on the tasting room and on restaurantsbut bottle shops are carrying the wines more and more. Thequality of the fruit combined with Tom Lane’s attention to each varietaland each detail has made the Bianchi name stand out in a crowdedfield.“I don’t actually drink wine every night,” Lane says. “But wecertainly do enjoy it when we do.” The Lane’s have three children, twodaughters who are off pursuing college and careers and a son in highschool as well. Lane’s own advice about enjoying wine could be themotto for Bianchi itself. “The best glass of wine is the one that’senjoyed with family and friends and you’re not focusing so much onthe wine, but on life.” Indeed, quality comes from making somethingthat enhances your customers’ lives. That too describes Bianchi.Bianchi Winery is located at 3380 Branch Road in Paso Robles;open for tasting from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information,call (805) 226-9922.www.winecountrythisweek.com 15


WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSAN MARCOS CREEKWhere “fine wine begins at the vine...”,San Marcos Creek Vineyard specializesin small lots of hand-crafted,single-vineyard, estate-grown and producedvarietals. They are a family-owned and operatedvineyard and winery.In the early 1990s, Fling and AnnetteTraylor began looking for a way to retire tothe scenic Central Coast, not a lazy retirement,but something that would get theminvolved with the community and providesome fun and excitement. They decided totake advantage of the area’s increasing, butstill fledgling, reputation for quality winegrapes,and planted 43 acres on the propertythey had purchased in 1980 just five milesnorth of Paso Robles.San Marcos Creek Vineyard was establishedin 1992, and successfully developedcontracts with several local wineries such asPeachy Canyon Winery, Meridian Vineyards,Castoro Cellars and more recently J. LohrVineyards & Wines, Treana Winery andRosenblum Cellars. However, as the Traylorsbecame more involved with the Paso Robleswine industry, their plan for a quiet retirementof growing winegrapes graduallyevolved into plans for a winery, a tastingroom, and a bed and breakfast!As curious passersby watched, a strikingset of buildings gradually began to take shape16alongside Highway 101. As people whoknow him will attest, Fling doesn’t do thingshalfway. He believes that “a solid work ethicand sweat equity can make a great deal ofluck and magic happen...” So it should comeas no surprise that the San Marcos Creekfacilities are top notch, featuring state-of-theartprocessing facility and a fully equippedonsite laboratory.With the expansion of their “retirement”dream Fling and Annette were also able torealize another dream, that of developing afamily business. To that end, daughterCatherine Winter and her husband Bradycame on board in 2002, and are operatingpartners in San Marcos Creek Vineyard.Brady now heads up the winemaking aspectof the label along with longtime local winemaker,Paul Ayers while Catherine managesthe tasting room and handles the financialside of the business.The San Marcos Creek Vineyard label waswww.winecountrythisweek.comestablished with their first crush inSeptember of 2002 and then the bottling of653 cases in July of 2003. Currently theirproduction has grown to 4,500 cases per yearof their fine estate wines.The San Marcos Creek Vineyard lineupdraws from many regions: Bordeaux, theRhône Valley, Italy, and – of course – California,are all represented in the list ofcurrent releases which includes WhiteMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel,Merlot, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Petite Sirah andLate Harvest Zinfandel along with some newProprietary blends. The wines are balancedand fruit forward in style, and exhibit theclassic characteristics for which Paso Robles’wines are known.The tasting room at 7750 N. Highway 101in Paso Robles quietly opened in the winterof 2004, announced only by a simple “open”sign put out near the driveway and is nowcurrently open every day of the week from11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tasting room is full ofbeautiful and unusual giftware, gourmetfoods and of course, their award-winningwines! A scenic terrace off the tasting room isthe perfect place to picnic during a day ofwine tasting and touring or a private diningroom is available with advance notice.For more information, call (805) 467-9260 or go to www.sanmarcoscreek.com.


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK’SPREFERRED RESTAURANTSROBIN’S RESTAURANTby Charles NeaveSometimes a place just fits. You know it by looking at it, youknow as soon as walk up the path and in the door that this is a spotthat simply belongs right where it is, doing exactly what it is doing.That, in a word or two, would describe the Cambria restaurantknown fondly – and to many – as Robin’s Restaurant.Located in a charming and nicely weathered old home in thishistoric seaside town, they offer an eclectic menu that has pleasedlocals and visitors since they opened their doors in 1985. The interior(with its fireplace) and the spacious, multi-leveled heated decksurrounded by flowers and vines are a bit eclectic as well, and it allblends together to match the setting, just as owner Shanny Coveyintended it to be: warm, informal, comfortable and unique. And itshould be noted that those gardens are the perfect setting for a smallreception.So how to define “eclectic” when it comes to menus? Well, howabout “Thursday Night Sushi Night.” Or lobster enchiladas,Tandoori chicken, salmon bisque, Vietnamese lumpia, Malaysiangreen curry, pork osso buco and a juicy Angus beef burger withwhite cheddar and grilled sweet onions. All on the same menu.Then there’s the monthly Prix Fixe Dinners on the second Friday ofeach month that feature different flavors from around the world.If that is not what eclectic means, then we are looking at differentdictionaries. But, it all somehow works, and wonderfully so.Then there is the extensive wine list, which while pretty straightforwardalso has more than a few surprises. All of which makes avisit to this charming part of the coast an even more enjoyablejourney.Robin’s Restaurant is open daily, for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4:45p.m. and for dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. (10 p.m. on Friday andSaturday). There are brunch specials on Sunday until 3 p.m. Theyare in Cambria at 4095 Burton Drive.For more information on the restaurant, their catering servicesor to make reservations call (805) 927-5007. Their website iswww.robinsrestaurant.com.CAYUCOSHOPPE’S GARDEN BISTRO & WINE SHOPThe most highly acclaimed restaurant and Wine Shop on theCentral Coast. Recognized for Chef Wilhelm Hoppe’s seasonallyinspired menu, hand-selected wine list with a beautiful gardenand historical setting. Offering a wide range of menu items -from wild game to prime meats and vegetarian/vegan items.78 N. Ocean Avenue • Wednesday-Sunday 11am-10pmwww.hoppesbistro.com • 805.995.1006SAN LUIS OBISPOMAMA'S MEATBALLFine Italian Restaurant and CateringMama's Meatball has specialized increating seasonal menus by using onlythe finest and freshest ingredients.570 Higuera St. Suite 130-135www.mamasmeatball.com805-544-0861NOVO RESTAURANTNOVO’s international flavors are the leading ingredientsin an exotic dining experience. Brazilian,Mediterranean and Asian flavors awaken thesenses. In house roasted spices for curries,mixtures and marinades balanced with crisp,seasonal vegetables and savory meats. Explore.726 Higuera Street • Open Daily from 11am805-543-3986 • www.novorestaurant.comPASO ROBLESCAMBRIAMon-Thu: 6am to 8pm • Fri: 6am to 10pmSat: 7am to 10pm • Sun: 8am to 4pmCorner of 12th & Riverside in the Granary Building(805) 237-2722 • www.cafevio.bizDowntown Paso’s first and only internet cafe with free WiFi. We serve fine local wines, gourmet coffees,espresso, teas, smoothies, soups, sandwiches and pastries. Enjoy our new Western & Wine Art Gallerywith a glass of wine and a small plate of delicacies, chill out in our cozy and comfortable living roomatmosphere, or relax outside in our patio under an umbrella.ROBIN'S RESTAURANTLocated in the historic east village of Cambria, in acharming vintage home, Robin’s has been delighting locals& visitors with a fresh eclectic quality menu of internationalfoods and gracious service for 24 years. We also have abeautiful garden for small weddings & special events.Open daily from 11am. Sunday Brunch specials &monthly Prix Fixe dinners. Mother’s Day Brunch.4095 Burton Dr. • www.robinsrestaurant.com • (805) 927-5007www.winecountrythisweek.com 17


WineologyINTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMERby Len NapolitanoWhat can be learned fromobserving a wine’s color and clarity?I recently opened a bottle of red wine, vintage 1985. It poured outof the bottle with the color of an old brown-brick building, and myimmediate comment was “Perfect!” You can’t always judge a wine byits color, but often a visual inspection provides clues to its age andsometimes quality.Young red wines show a deep purple more than red. After aging afew years, the color becomes more ruby-like. With an age of 10 to 20years, or more, the color is lighter and takes on a tinge of brown atleast around its edge, if not throughout.As red wines turn a little lighter with age, white wines take theopposite path. Young white wines start very pale, maybe even with agreenish hue. As the wine matures, the color of straw yellow is normal.As white wines age to near 10 years and older, the color deepens to anattractive golden yellow.Exceptions apply to sweet white wines like Sauternes, which arealmost never pale and will become deep amber-yellow with age, andalso with light red wines like Beaujolais, which rarely become deep incolor, at any age.Wines made from different grape varietals posses different shades.For example, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Riesling are palerthan Chardonnay, which tends to be more yellow-gold. For reds, PinotNoir, Sangiovese and Beaujolais are more translucent than Cabernet,Merlot or Syrah.Judging a wine’s clarity involves holding the glass up against a whitebackground. A white wine should be clear and bright while a red winewill be densely pigmented with color, depending on the grape variety.It may even have a little sediment, depending on its age, and still bepleasing and safe to drink.The key is to look out for cloudiness in the wine. A bottle of veryold red wine, say, more than 20 years old, may become a little cloudywhen moved because the sediment is agitated. This is normal. My1985 bottle was decanted to separate the wine from its sediment.But a permanent, dull, cloudiness in wine is a bad sign. Fortunately,the quality of wine these days is so good that this is highly unlikely.Len Napolitano lives in Central Coast wine country and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators,Wine & Spirits Education Trust, and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from hisfrequent contact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care ofWine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.18www.winecountrythisweek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINE COUNTRY NEWSEvery Saturday Night in August –P.A.W.S. (Paso Art Wine and Song)Downtown Paso Robles will be alive with music, art and wine in 15 separate tasting roomswithin walking distance of each other every Saturday evening in August from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoylocal artists and music while savoring the fruits of 15 different winemakers in the NorthCounty. Brochures with maps will be available – just follow the flags with the PAWS printedon them or follow the paw prints on the sidewalks to an enjoyable evening before you settledown for dinner at one of our fantastic restaurants.“This is a fun event and presents us with an easy opportunity to showcase our local winemakerswhile featuring local artists and musicians, “ says Norma Moye, Executive Director ofthe Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association. For more information, contact the MainStreet office at (805) 238-4013.www.winecountrythisweek.com19


WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK15 DEGREES CELSIUSFocus on Wine Educationby Mark StorerIt’s probably no surprise that AllisonDominguez and Ali Rush Carscaden wentinto business together. It may even be lesssurprising that they opened a wine bartogether. After all, the two college friends whograduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispowere educated right here in Wine Country.Carscaden even eventually earned a sommeliercertificate and went to work for the HenryWine Group. But it was 15 Degrees Celsius, the pair’s Templeton winebar and shop that brought them together.Opening last December, 15°C, as it is known, is more than just aplace to buy a bottle. “We’re really focused on education and we likepeople to know what they’re buying as well as what they’re tasting,”says Dominguez. The duo even holds classes under the auspices oftheir alma mater on wine. “We really talk about the sensory experienceas well as a pretty extensive presentation on wine regions around theworld,” says Dominguez. “It got so popular, that we now hold ourown wine university, not affiliated with Cal Poly, for our customers.”15°C is also dedicated to finding wines from every region of theworld. “We focus on imports and really bring regions to life with ourtastings and pairings.” Nevertheless, the shop also has a wide selectionof local area wines, even some that are hard to find.The wine bar itself is located in a strip mall next to a Trader Joe’sand some other shops in the heart of Templeton just south of PasoRobles. Both Dominguez and Carscaden designed the shop usingvibrant and warm colors on the walls, a simple concrete floor and apolished metal bar with brightly colored stools to enhance the sensory20experience. “We hired a Cal Poly architectgraduate to put our ideas on paper,” saysDominguez, “but we did a lot of the constructionourselves, with help from familymembers. It was an organic and growing experiencefor all involved.”Interestingly, wine growing regions havenot historically had a lot of wine bars or shops.It’s left to the winemaker to provide theproduct. 15°C is among a new trend in suchplaces to cull together all the great experiencesfrom wineries and show them off. “We had talked to the owners of theWine Outlet [in Atascadero] and knew that they were closing down.We wanted to fill that void,” says Dominguez.Offering a selection of freshly baked breads as well as imported andeven local cheeses, 15°C has become the Central Coast spot forlearning about, tasting and experiencing these extraordinary flavors.“We do a lot of tasting events and pair our cheeses and other foodswith our wines and really get customers into that sensory experience,”Dominguez says. It’s that sensory experience that keeps bringingcustomers back for more.This month, 15°C will host several pairings and tastings with ChefJeff Scott including sushi with Champagne, sake and Syrah on August21 and “Exploring the senses ... sweet, satly, tart” on August 28. Thenow popular Wine University created by the ladies gets under way at6 p.m. on Wednesdays. The cost is $250 per person and reservationsare required.15 Degrees Celsius is located at 1121 Rossi Road, Suite A inTempleton. For more information, call (805) 434-1554 or go to15degreesCwines.com.www.winecountrythisweek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINE COUNTRY NEWSAtascadero PresentsSummer Movies,Concerts in the ParksEvery Saturday this month, bring the whole family out to enjoy afree movie on the big screem. Bring your blankets and a low-backchairs to sit in. All shows are held in the Sunken Gardens Park, locatedat 6500 Palma Avenue in Atascadero, and are family appropriate (ratedG or PG).A snack bar will be open every week with tasty treats and beveragesto purchase, provided by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Items willvary week to week, but may include popcorn, root beer floats, nachos,candy bars, baked goods, sodas and waters.Show times are approximately 8:15 p.m.• Saturday, August 23rd – Charlotte’s Web• Saturday, August 30th – Shrek the ThirdMovies in the park is still looking for sponsors. These events arepromoted through many avenues of media including weekly ads inthe Atascadero news, radio, web and print materials. Sponsors aregenerously displayed throughout promotional items depending onlevel of support. If you would like to sponosor a movie or need additionalinformation, call (805) 461-5000 or visit www.atascadero.org.ConcertsThe City of Atascadero and Food 4 Less present Saturday in thePark, Summer 2008 Concert Series. All concerts are held at the AtascaderoLake Park Bandstand from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The concerts arefree for the community and you are encouraged to bring a blanket,low-back chair and your family to relish the warm summer evenings.New this year, the Central Coast Zoo Society is offering wine by theglass for your ultimate enjoyment. Both red and white wine is availablefor purchase at $4 a glass. Pacific Harvest Catering is back andwill be on-site at every concert with delicious gourmet barbecue availablefor purchase. For more information, visit atascadero.org or call(805) 461-5000.• August 23rd – PipeDreamConcerts are brought to you by the City of Atascadero CommunityServices Department in partnership with The Golden One CreditUnion, H&R Block, Starna Cells Inc., Hart Family Chiropractic,County Supervisor James Patterson, Western Janitor Supply, EndlessSummer Jewelry, Gary Bang Harley Davidson, Coast Hills FederalCredit Union, Colorcraft Printing, The Tribune, All Signs & Graphics,and Cat Country 96.www.winecountrythisweek.com 21


DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLESWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPaso Robles Olive Festival – Fun for the FamilyOlivas de Oro, producers ofpremium olive oils and olive trees,presents the 5th annual Paso RoblesOlive Festival, a Paso Robles MainStreet Association event, Saturday,August 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., PasoRobles Downtown City Park.Local wineries and breweries will betastings as well as olive oil tastingvendors. Olive-inspired food will beprepared and served in Olive FestivalCulinary Row. Cooking demonstrations and a cook-off will be held inthe “Outdoors’ Kitchen Stadium” in the park. Home chefs can enterthe Olive Dish Contest. They can also submit recipes for our futureOlive Festival Cookbook. Awards by Spice Hunter. Entry forms availableonline, www.pasoolivefestival.com, or Main Street office bycalling (805) 238-4103.There will be live music along with free olive oil ice cream. Enjoyarts and crafts vendors, children’s activities and olive product vendors.A member of the California OliveOil Council’s Tasting Panel will lead aseminar on olive oil sensory evaluationalong with formal tasting to look forpositive attributes of fresh olive oils.Lysa Dean, with the Olive OilSource, says, “The chance for people totaste some of America’s best olive oilproducers side-by-side is an excellentopportunity for consumers to learnwhat they like when buying olive oilfor their kitchen.”“The last four years, the popularity of this event has proved thatpeople want to learn more about olives and olive oil, and that a festivalmakes it fun for the whole family,” said Gary Brown, owner of WeOlive and a member of the Main Street Association Olive Festivalcommittee.For more information, contact Paso Robles Main Street Associationat (805) 238-4103, or visit www.pasoolivefestival.com.15TH STREETDOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES22OAK STREETBEAR CAVE CELLARSARROYO ROBLESOAK STREETwww.winecountrythisweek.comORTMANVIHUELAWine AtticSPRING STREET14TH STREET13TH ST12TH STREETCITY PARK10TH STREETPARK STREET9TH STREET8TH STREET7TH STREETSILVER STONEClayhousePIANETTAEDWARDSELLERSPINE STREETORCHIDHILLHice CellarsRAILROAD STREETRIVERSIDE AVENUE101MIDLIFE CRISISWINERYPASO ROBLES STREETANGLIM WINERYD’ANBINO CELLARS


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDOWNTOWN PASO ROBLESTASTEWHATDOWNTOWNArroyo RoblesOpen Daily 11-7739 12th St, Paso Robles877-759-WINE | www.arroyorobles.comDowntown Paso Robles is home tomore than 12 premium tastingrooms, all within walkingdistance of one another.Each of these boutiquewineries offers a uniqueexperience with individualflavor. Together theymake for an unforgettableWine Country destination.HAS TO OFFER13 Tasting Rooms in Walking DistanceOrchid HillDaily 11:30-6 or by appointment1140 Pine Street, Paso Robleswww.orchidhillwine.com | 805-237-7525Family owned and operated, it is our goal to enhance your wine tasting experienceand show you the true beauty of Paso Robles wines. Tasting barfeatures gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies.Fine premium estate wines are paired with cheese to complement your tastingexperience on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and by appointment. We also featureart work by world-renowned artist Jean-Pierre de Rothschild.Bear Cave Cellars1227 Park Street, Suite B, Paso Robles805-238-4329www.bearcavecellars.comHand-crafted Paso Robles red wines.Come on by when you see the Bear Flag flyor give us a call and we will open.D’Anbino Vineyards & Cellars710 Pine Street, Paso Robles(in the historic train depot)Open Thursday-Monday 11-7805-227-6800 l www.danbino.comOwned & operated by a family of professional musicians,you’ll always be entertained in our modern & lively tasting room.See our gold records, Emmy statuettes, unique “piano bar” andtaste our award-winning wines.Ortman Family Vineyards1317 Park Street, Paso RoblesDaily 12-6pm, Friday & Saturday until 7pm805.237.9009 | www.OrtmanVineyards.comCome experience the acclaimed "Ortman style" and taste what twogenerations have perfected at the Ortman family’s new tastingroom in downtown Paso Robles. Varietals include Chardonnay,Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sangiovese.Pianetta Winery829 13th Street, Paso RoblesSunday, Monday, Thursday: 12-6Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm805-226-4005 | www.pianettawinery.comPianetta Winery creates limited releases of premium red varietals and blendsusing our own Estate Vineyards in Indian Valley. From growing to winemakingour techniques focus on balance and intense flavor. Join us at theHistoric Granger’s Union Building.Edward Sellers1220 Park Street, Paso RoblesOpen Thursday-Monday 11-6805-239-8915 | www.edwardsellers.comEdward Sellers Vineyards and Wines specializes in small lots of handmadeAmerican Rhône-Style wines from some of the finest vineyards in PasoRobles. Come in a taste our award winning Viognier, Syrah, Grenacheand Syrah/Grenache blends. Look for our tasting room in the HistoricClock Tower Building in the heart of Paso Robles.VihuelaSunday & Monday 11-4Thursday through Saturday 11-81307 Park St Alley, (behind Keller Williams))805-226-2010 | www.vihuelawinery.comFine Vihuela Wine...Fine (vee-way-la) Art...Fine is Food a boutique winery with a passion for old-world Spanishguitar and a taste for new world, artisan wine. Each wine is crafted to express an1307 Park St. Alley, Downtown Paso Robleswww.vihuelawinery.comelegant 805.226.2010 balance of art and science that we’d love to share with you!www.winecountrythisweek.com 23


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PASO ROBLESWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWest Fest Wine and Blues Festival at 46 West WineriesCome and enjoy the fifthannual Wine and Blues Festival,September 13, produced by thefifteen Hwy 46 West Wineries inPaso Robles. The Guy Budd Bandwill be playing blues in thePeachy Canyon Winery Gazebofrom 4 to 7 p.m. while fifteenwineries from the 46 West grouppour award-winning wines.Chef Paul from the CourtyardMarriott will be cooking an oakfired tri-trip meal include in yourticket. Tickets are $45 per personand $80 per couple. Your ticketentitles you to admission to theblues festival, dinner from theCourtyard Marriott, along withwine club discounts at all participatingwineries for the entireweekend. A silent auction andlive auction will go on during thefestival where you can go homewith great wine packages from allparticipating wineries.The event has limited seatingand tickets are sold in advance bythe participating wineries or atwww.westfest2008.eventbrite.com.Tables and chairs will beprovided at the event, but blanketsand lawn chairs arewelcome.The major sponsors of the2008 West Fest are Farm CreditWest, Fog Catcher Inn, BestWestern Fireside Inn, CourtyardMarriott and the Wine Wrangler.Participating wineries includeBrian Benson Cellars, CastoroCellars, Dark Star Cellars, DoceRobles, Donati Family Vineyard,gle Castle, Fratelli Perata, GreyWolf, Hunt Cellars, JankrisWinery, Midnight Cellars, PeachyCanyon Winery, Rocky Creek,Cellars Rotta and WindwardVineyards.The tasting rooms of Highway46 West invite you to enjoy theneighborhood, relax under thespell of their friendly environmentand savor life while sippingspectacular wines.Celebrate Harvest with a Unique Three-Dimensional Dinner at Firestone VineyardFirestone Vineyard Paso Robles presents Chef Ryan Swarthout,with Amuse Catering, creating gourmet masterpieces inspired byabstract landscapes of the three resident artists of Corkstop Studios.Each of these exquisite three courses will be paired with FirestoneVineyard wines.The dinner taks place Saturday, October 18, at 6 p.m. FirestoneVineyard is located at 2300 Airport Road in Paso Robles. 805-591-8050Tickets are $95 general and $85 cellar club members. Limitedtickets are available, reservations are required.26 www.winecountrythisweek.com


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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 Califonia’s Central Coast!CHATEAU 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.comFine Wine…Friendl y P eo pleOpen Daily 11-54295 Union Road805-237-8884www.riosecowine.com2 4T H6THM A INS P RINGRIVERNORTH RIVERBUENA VISTACHAROL AISNEALEL POMARSPRINGSLU PINEUNIONPaso RoblesRIO SECO101NIB LICKUNIONMILLLINNESCULPTERRAC RESTO N46EOLD GROVEBRANCHFALCON NESTCASS WINERY•VILLA VALDEMOSA B&BL INNESTILLWATERSGENESEOB&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.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.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.com28www.winecountrythisweek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPASO ROBLESEnjoy the Fabulous Wines,Views of B & E VineyardsJust a few yearsago women winemakerswere anovelty. Only ahandful of persistentand talented femaleswere able to pushtheir way to the topin a very competitivefield. More andmore though,women are not only at the helm of some very prestigious wine operations,they are also garnering their share of accolades and awards.Patricia Bello of B&E Vineyards is a perfect example of the creativespirit that epitomized the women of the vine.Patricia did not come to her calling in the usual fashion. She andher husband, Jerry began by planting grapes and selling them tolocal vintners. Patricia, a cutting horse trainer and breeder left thefarming duties to Jerry. The vineyards provided her with amarvelous view from her hilltop home and she came to love theirbrilliant displays in the fall and spring, but winemaking was notsomething she even considered. Along the way though, she developedan expensive habit. “I love a good bottle of wine but unfortunatelyI seem to particularly like the ones that cost a hundreddollars or more. That’s why I had to start making my own! My goalwas to produce a really great wine that was also affordable.”With the assistance of other local winemakers, Patricia honedher craft and became a truly exceptional winemaker, overseeing theproduction of nearly 4000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,Syrah and a red blend called Red Rhythm. Her insistence on atwenty month aging in French oak barrels produces a rich, velvetywine that has helped her meet her goal of a creating fine wines thatwill fit into almost anyone’s budget. This year her 2004 Cabernettook the gold at the Paso Robles County Fair and her Syrah and RedRhythm both won gold medals at the San Francisco Chronicle’sWine Competition.B&E Vineyards is located on Creston Road in Paso Robles. Adrive out to their tasting room will not only provide one with theopportunity to enjoy fabulous wines, but a chance to take in theawe-inspiring view of rolling vineyards that Patricia so loves. On thetop of the highest hill on the property, the Bello’s have built acharming western style saloon in which visitors can relax, sip threedifferent reds (a Rosé is in the works) and be entertained by thewarmth and wit of the winemaker herself.B&E Vineyards is open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to5 p.m. and on weekdays by appointment.www.winecountrythisweek.com29


SAN LUIS OBISPOWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTolosa Blends Fine Wine, Fine Art to Benefit Local SchoolsTolosa Winery has commissionedsix local artists to participatein their inaugural fundraisingevent, Barrels R Art. “Ourmission is to provide a platformfor local artists to apply theirtalent and showcase theircreative synergies to anothergreat art form: the creation ofwine,” said Bob Schiebelhutprincipal at Tolosa. Each artistwas given a 60 gallon barrel totransform into their unique workof art. Each barrel will be a oneof a kind original.The barrels will be on displayin the Tolosa Tasting Roomthrough September 5th. Therewill be a gala dinner auction heldat the winery on September 6thwith legendary auctioneer GilLooking forSomething Specialin a Wine Club?30Go online toPREMIER WINE CLUBSwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comFind your perfect wine clubaccording to: varietalprice • color preferencewinery name • special eventsdiscounts • tours • and more!Stork as Master of Ceremonies.Guests will have a chance tomingle with the artists and bidon the individual art barrels.The elegant evening will becatered by the incomparableMegan Loring and paired withTolosas fine wines.TEACh Foundation (TheEndowment for the Advancementof Children) was chosen asthe beneficiary for the eveningsproceeds. The timing for thisfunding for the local schoolscouldn’t be more fortuitous withthe recent state-wide budgetcuts. The TEACh Foundationgoal is to build a permanentLOS OSOS VALLEY RDSEE CANYON RDPERBACCOCELLARSSAN LUIS BAY RDTo Paso Robles(26 miles, see page 26)CALLE JOAQUINKelsey See CanyonONTARIO RDAVILA BEACHAlapayMorovinoAvila BeachShadow CanyonCellarsSALISBURY VINEYARDS 101VACHELL101www.winecountrythisweek.comendowment that will directly bedistributed to the San LuisCoastal Unified School District –the funds support all schoolsgrades K-12 in San Luis CoastalUnified. “The money raised willgo directly to the classroom,allowing students to participatein programs that they may notnormally be able to receive,”Maria Slavin, TEACh FoundationPresident, said. “Ourmission statement is, a qualityeducation is a lifetime gift .Wehope the endowment willcontinue to grow even after weare a all long gone,” commentedMs. Slavin.S. HIGUERAMARSH STSextant WinerySANTA ROSAOSOS STBROAD STTANK FARMPismo BeachP a c i f i c O c e a nMONTEREY STBUCKLEY RDJOHNSON AVEJOHNSON AVEORCUTTEdna Valley WineryHINDS AVE1Cerro Caliente Cellars101EDNA RDPRICE CANYON RDOAK PARKTANK FARMTOLOSAWINERYBIDDLE RANCHOAK PARKCAMINOSLODOWNPUBBRISCOPOZO VALLEYSan Luis ObispoGRAND AVE.RIGHETTI RDCARPENTER CANYON RDNOYESTicket price is $100 perperson all inclusive and may bepurchased at Tolosa Winery orthrough www.tolosawinery.com.Contact Tami Carija or KatieNoonan with any questions(805) 782-0300.Tolosa Winery is located situatedin the coastal hillsides ofSan Luis Obispo where theyproduce ultra-premium winesfrom their sustainably farmedestate vineyards. Visit theirtasting room at 4910 Edna Roadin San Luis Obispo. For moreinformation, call (805) 782-0500. The tasting room is opendaily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.BAILEYANA AND TANGENT VINEYARDSSaucelito CanyonWolff VineyardsPiedra CreekBY APPOINTMENTCLAIBORNE& CHRUCHILL227DomaineAlfredKynsiVineyardsWOODWINERYTRAFFICORCUTTTIFFANY RANCHBRIDGECORBETT CANYON RDBRANCH RDHUASNA RDTALLEYVINEYARDSLOPEZ DRHUASNA RDLAETITIA VINEYARDBarnwood VineyardRanchoArroyoGrandeArroyo Grande


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SANTA MARIAWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSanta Maria – The Hidden Jewel of Santa BarbaraOver the years the landscape of the Santa Maria Valley has steadilyevolved and, unbeknownst to many, offers one of the most uniqueWine Country experiences on the Central Coast. While travelingHighway 101 into Santa Maria, a glance to the west offers views of agrowing city that takes pride in its historic roots. A view to the eastoffers a variety of agricultural landscapes with a vineyard here andthere, steadily increasing until you realize it: you are in WineCountry, Santa Maria Valley Wine Country.The region encompasses more than 50 wineries, with an idealsetting for Rhône and Burgundian varietals. Proximity to the coast,an average temperature around 64 degrees, surrounding mountainranges and cool winds out of the northwest come together where theSanta Maria River winds through a myriad of elevated plateaus.Santa Maria Valley is the only region on the west coasts of North andSouth America where two transverse mountain ranges are located,creating a unique funnel effect, pushing breezes into the valley. Infact, this one of a kind landscape makes Santa Maria home to one ofthe most constant temperatures of any city in California.And the wines – Kenneth Volk, Cambria, Costa de Oro andAddamo Estate Vineyards are just a few of the tasting rooms in thevalley (for a complete listing of Santa Maria tasting rooms, see theback section of this magazine) as well as a host of other wineriessuch as Au Bon Climat, Qupé and Alta Maria who call Santa Mariatheir home but do not operate tasting rooms. Volk, perhaps bestknown as the founder of Wild Horse Winery in the Paso Robles AVA,has worked with fruit from throughout the Central Coast, earning areputation for crafting world-class wines, particularly Pinot Noir andChardonnay, and he is proud to call Santa Maria Valley his enologicalhome.This esteemed coastal appellation has grown steadily, albeitslowly over the years. The pace of growth is intentional; the winegrowingcommunity of Santa Maria Valley is protective of its history,character and potential. Though some are larger in scope thanothers, all of the valley’s tasting rooms offer an intimate atmospherefor enjoying the fruits of their labor. The newest among them isRiverbench, having opened its doors in April of this year.To the west, the town of Santa Maria is full of surprises, with abroad range of top level accommodations and historic boutiquehotel experiences waiting to be discovered. And as with any topwine region, Santa Maria Valley Wine Country is home to a growingcommunity of top chefs, each with a unique flavor.While many choose to stay in surrounding areas, Santa Mariaoffers full-service accommodations within the valley, includingwine touring packages through many of its hotels. Guests can saveon travel time (and expense), and maximize their time in thevineyards and tasting rooms, exploring the quietly burgeoningSanta Maria Valley Wine Country. For more information, visitwww.santamariavalleywinecountry.com.1351McKeon-PhilipsSKYWAYAddamoVineyardsOrcuttTo San Luis Obispo(32 miles, see page 32 )BLOSSERCLARKMAINBROADWAY101STOWELLCOSTA DE OROBETTERAVIATELEPHONEDOMINIONCottonwoodCanyonSANTA MARIA MESA RDRiver BenchVineyards135Santa MariaCambriaKENNETHVOLKVINEYARDSTEPUSQUETByronRancho SisquocFoxen VineyardsFOXEN CANYON RD1Los AlamosToLompoc(18 miles, see page 34)/Solvang (34 miles, see page 34)BedfordThompsonALISOS CANYONCurtisFirestoneTres HermanasZaca MesaFess ParkerKoehlerFOXEN CANYON RDSTAZACA154101To Solvang(17 miles, see page 34)To Los Olivos(11 miles,see page 34)32www.winecountrythisweek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSANTA MARIALearn About Sushi and Wine at Riverbench WineryContrary to popular belief, sushi goes with more than just sake.Join Riverbench Winery as they explore some innovative combinationsof Riverbench wines with sushi rolls and sashimi creations byChef Jeff Fujiwara, Saturday, July 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. Limited openings,so make reservations. The event is $20 for Benchmark Clubmembers. not-yet-members are $25.Riverbench Vineyard was established in 1973, when its firstChardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes were planted on the property. Foryears since then, some of the most renowned wineries in SantaBarbara County have purchased the fruit for their own wines. Overtime Riverbench has become a prominent name for high-qualityChardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Santa Maria Valley.In 2004, a group of local families purchased the property. Winedrinkers themselves, the owners quickly became enamored with thewine industry and decided to start producing their own wine labelusing small quantities of their exceptional fruit. Riverbench Winerywas born.The first vintage included both Estate and Reserve versions ofChardonnay and Pinot Noir. Since then, their portfolio has increasedto include new interpretations of these noble varietals. All Riverbenchwines are made in limited quantities and are available exclusivelyUPCOMING EVENTS AT RIVERBENCH VINEYARD & WINERY• Saturday, August 16, 10am to 1pm2008 Harvest Seminar & Adopt-A-Vine ClubWalk the vineyards, analyze the grapes, and play a part in the 2008harvest! Vineyard Manager Jim Stollberg will be on site to show you whatit’s like in Santa Maria during this busy time of year. Lunch and winetasting is included. Cost to be determined.• Saturday, September 6, 10am to 4pmPhoto Show with Photographer Tom PossEnjoy the amazing and unique works of Tom Poss and hearthe winner of our 2008 Riverbench photo contest!• Saturday, September 6, 5 to 7pmChocolate and Wine PairingWho doesn’t love wine with chocolate? Join us for some fun and uniquedessert pairings with our most seductive red: Pinot Noir!through the tasting room.Riverbench Vineyard & Winery is located at 6020 Foxen CanyonRoad in Santa Maria. For more information, call (805) 937-8340 orvisit the website at www.riverbench.com.www.winecountrythisweek.com33


5THSAN MARCOSSANTA BARBARA COUNTYWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSolvang Jazz Festival Announces Artist Lineup for 2008Solvang Jazz Festival returns for second year of outstandingtalent and musical educationWith a world class lineup of jazz legends and bright new stars, the2008 Solvang Jazz Festival is set to bring the thrill and excitement ofjazz, music in general and musical culture to the Central Coast, fromSeptember 25 through September 28, 2008.In a press conference on June 25th, at the Old Mission Santa Ines,Stix Hooper, virtuoso drummer, composer, vocalist and the Presidentof nonprofit Universal Guild for Jazz and Progressive Music,announced this year’s stellar, international lineup:• Friday September 26, 5:30 - 8 p.m. – Swingin’ in the Groove, BigBand Bash & Dinner – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band withSpecial Guests, Barbara Morrison and James Moody, SolvangVeteran’s Memorial Hall – Gordon Goodwin is a three-time EmmyWinner and Barbara Morrison has performed with top jazz andblues artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Mel Torme andTony Bennett. Grammy nominated saxophonist James Moodyplayed and recorded in Dizzy Gillespie’s big band along with a who’swho in jazz and some of the great artisans of our time, including BillCosby, Glenn Campbell, Liberace, Elvis Presley, Redd Foxx andmany others. Moody is world-renowned for his improvisationalmasterpiece, Moody’s Mood for Love.• Friday September 26, 9 p.m. – A Hip Improvisational Eveningof Jazz, Nightclub Performance Jean-Michel Pilc Trio and FrankMarocco, Royal Scandinavian Inn – According to the New YorkTimes, French pianist Jean-Michel Pilc is “a dazzlingly inventivepianist.” Accordion player, Frank Marocco, has played on hundredsof movie soundtracks, TV series and specials, from Austin Powers 3to Dr. Zhivago; and performed or recorded with a veritable “who’swho” of the music industry, from Nina Simone to Pink Floyd.• Saturday, September 27, 1 p.m. – Groovin’ in the Park, FreeOutdoor Concert – The Solvang Jazz Consortium with JoelScott, Solvang Park – Joel Scott is the former keyboard player forfive-time Grammy Award winner, Dionne Warwick. The SolvangTo Santa Maria,Paso Robles154To Hwy. 101Santa Maria (32 miles, see page 33)Paso Robles (88 miles, see page 26)FoleyEstatesWineryTo Lompoc(18 miles)ToHwy. 1To Santa MariaPalmina Lompoc “Wine Ghetto”1Fiddlehead CellarsE. CHESTNUT7THBuelltonSORT THIS OUT CELLARS246SanfordD’VineWineTastingLompocSANTA ROSA AVE2461LafondBabcockCasa CassaraMelvilleINDUSTRIALAlma RosaAVE OF THE FLAGS101ToHwy.101FoleyEstatesWineryTo Santa BarbaraMosbyBALLARD CANYON RDLos OlivosGRusackBallardCHALKHILLATTERDAGToSantaBarbara(43 miles, see page 35)2NDOAKMOLLEPARK1STBALLARD CANYON RDSolvangHoneywood/Olde Mission Wine Co.Cabana/Wondering Dog W ine BarShoestringHitching Post101Casa CassaraPresidioLucas & LewellenVIGNA LADONNATRIOPARKRoyal OaksCOPENHAGENBellissimaALISALEpiphanyDaniel GehrsLongoriaWild HeartTre AnelliLos Olivos Tasting RoomAndrew MurrayMISSIONSTOLPMANALAMO PINTADO AVEBlackjackLincourtALAMOPINTADO RDGRAND AVECARINACELLARSTastes of the ValleysCarhartt WineryConsilienceAlexander & Wayne and Arthur EarlScott CellarsBrander & DomaineSILVER WINES Santa Barbara(Wine Country)BridlewoodALAMO PINTADO AVERideauButtonwood246BASELINEKalyraLion’s Peak/Mission Meadow WineryMandolinaAlisal CellarsSunstoneUncorked/Monsoon CellarsBeckmenREFUGIOREFUGIO154ROBLAR AVERoblarWineryQUESTAEDISONS O NEDISanta Ynez Wine CellarArtisteChumashCasinoSAGUNTOMORATo Santa Barbara(29 miles, see page 35)MEADOWVALEGainey246Santa YnezNot to Scale34www.winecountrythisweek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSANTA BARBARA COUNTYGrammy nominated saxophonist James MoodyJazz Consortium was created as an homage to the community.• Saturday, September 27, 7 p.m. – All Star Jazz Concert – MontyAlexander Trio with Special Guest Dr. Lonnie Smith on theHammond B3 Organ, featuring Hassan Shaku and Herlin Riley– Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander has recorded or performedwith Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones and more. Dr.Lonnie Smith has played with Miles Davis and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.• Sunday, September 28, 3 p.m. – Dr. Bobby Rodriguez & HisLatin Jazz Orchestra, Solvang Veteran’s Memorial Hall –Dr. Bobby Rodriguez is a Grammy nominated trumpet player, bandleader and educator. He has earned a gold record and three platinumrecords. His musicianship is in demand andhe has performed/recorded with acclaimedmusicians including Quincy Jones, TitoPuente, Herbie Hancock and more.Festival schedule, details and ticket informationare available at www.solvangjazz.com.MISSION101STATECoquelicotTo Solvang(34 miles, see page 34)OLIVEANAPAMUANACAPAN SALSIPUEDESCarr WineryMILPASE GUITERREZGeisingerKalyraWineryOreanaMONTECITOSanta BarbaraWinerySanta BarbaraJaffursWine CellarsWhitcraftSummerlandWinery101Stearns Wharf VintnersP a c i f i c O c e a n www.winecountrythisweek.com35


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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINERY LISTINGSWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESStar Lane – at Wine Country in Los Olivos2445 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X XThree Saints – at Wine Country in Los Olivos2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X XTre Anelli – Los OlivosDaily2923 Grand Ave; 805-686-3000 11-5 X XVandale – at The Ballard Inn in Ballard Fr-Su2436 Baseline Ave; 805-688-7770 12-5:30 X XVerdad Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X XWild Heart Winery – Los Olivos Daily2933-C Grand Ave; 805-688-7386 11-5 X XZaca Mesa – Los OlivosDaily6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X XLOMPOC/BUELLTONAlma Rosa – BuelltonDaily7250 Santa Rosa; 805-688-9090 11-4:30 X XAmpelos Cellars – LompocBy805-736-9957 Appt X XBabcock Winery – LompocDaily5175 E. 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Chestnut Ave; 530-756-4550 Th-Sa 11-4 X XFoley Estates – LompocDaily6121 East Hwy 246; 805-737-6222 10-5 X XHarrison-Clarke – LompocBy805-686-0850 ApptHitching Post Wines – at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676 Daily from 4pm X XHuber Vineyards – LompocBy4892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 ApptKen Brown Wines – BuelltonBy2025 Still Meadows Rd; 805-448-3791 ApptLafond Vineyard – Buellton Daily6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921 10-5 X XMelville Vineyard – Lompoc Daily5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030 11-4 X XMosby Winery – BuelltonDaily9496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415 10-4 X XPalmina – LompocTh-Sa1520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030 11-4 X XSanford Winery – LompocDaily5010 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-735-5900 11-4 X X★ Sort This Out Cellars – Buellton Daily593 Avenue of the Flags; 805-688-1717 10-5:30 X XSOLVANG★ Badge Wines – at Trio Tastings, Solvang1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Th-Su 11-5 or By Appt X XBlackjack Ranch – Solvang Daily 11-52205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412 Closed Wed X XBlair Fox Cellars – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 Daily 11-8 X XCabana Cellars/Wandering Dog Wine Bar – Solvang1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 We-Mo 11-8ish X XCasa Cassara – at Olive House in Solvang1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X X★ Curran Wines – at Trio Tastings, Solvang1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Th-Su 11-5 or By Appt X X★ DiBruno – at Trio Tastings, Solvang1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Th-Su 11-5 or By Appt X XEast Valley – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X XHoneywood/Olde Mission Wine Co.Tasting room for Honeywood, Michael Grace and Ovene Winery1539 Mission Dr, #A & B, Solvang Su-Th 9:30-5:30805-686-9323 Fr-Sa 9:30-6:30 X XJorian Hill – SolvangBy1051 Croft Lane; 805-686-8490 ApptLincourt Winery – SolvangDaily1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554 10-5 X XLions Peak Vineyards – Solvang Fr-Mo1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 11-5 X XLucas & Lewellen – Solvang Daily1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 11-5:30 X XMandolina Wines – SolvangDaily1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506 11-5:30 X XMichael Grace – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang1539 Mission; 805-686-9323 Daily 9:30-5:30 X XOvene Winery – at Old Mission Tasting Company in Solvang1539 Mission; 714-420-2525 Daily 9:30-5:30 X XPresidio Vineyard – Solvang Daily1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585 11-6 X XRideau Vineyard – Solvang Daily1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717 11-4 X XRoyal Oaks – SolvangDaily1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 10-5:30 X XRusack Vineyard – SolvangDaily1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278 11-5 X X★ Stolpman Vineyard – Solvang Daily1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-688-0400 11-4 X X★ Trio – Solvang Th-Su 11-51557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 or By Appt X XTasting room for Badge Wines, DiBruno & Curran WinesUncorked/Monsoon Cellars Fr-Sa 12-9pm467 Alisal Rd Ste 2; 805-693-8000; Solvang Su 12-6 X X★ Vigna Ladonna – SolvangDaily1608 Copenhagen, 805-693-WINE 12-7ish X XSANTA YNEZArtiste – Santa YnezDaily3569 Sagunto St; 805-686-2626 11-5 X XAu Bon Climat – at Wine Cellar Tasting Room in Santa Ynez3631 Sagunto St; 805-688-8688 Daily 11-6 X XBridlewood Estate – Santa Ynez Daily3555 Roblar Ave; 805-688-9000 10-5 X XButtonwood Farm – Santa Ynez Daily1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-3032 11-5 X XGainey Vineyard – Santa Ynez Daily3950 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0558 10-5 X XKalyra Winery – Santa Ynez Mo-Fr 11-5343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864 Sa-Su 10-5 X XRoblar Winery – Santa YnezDaily3010 Roblar Ave; 805-686-2603 10-5 X XSunstone – Santa YnezDaily125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463 10-4 X XS ANTA BARBARACarr Vineyards – Santa Barbara Daily414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985 11-5 X XCoquelicot – at Intermezzo in Santa Barbara813 Anacapa St; 805-996-9463 Sa-Su 11-3 X XJaffurs – Santa BarbaraFr-Su819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 11-5 X XGiessinger – Santa Barbara Mo-Fr 12-7:30212 State St; 805-695-8606 Sa 11-8 Su 11-7 X XKalyra Winery – Santa Barbara Mo-Fr 12-7212 State St; 805-695-8606 Sa-Su 12-8 X XSanta Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara Daily202 Anacapa St; 805-963-3633 10 - 5 X XStearns Wharf Vintners – Santa Barbara 9-9 SummerEnd of State St; 805-966-6624 9-6 Winter X XSummerland – Summerland Tu-Th 11-52330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE Fr-Su 11-7 X XOreana Winery – (formally Cellar 205) Santa Barbara205 Anacapa St; 805-962-5857 Daily 11-5 X XShoestring Winery – Solvang Fr-SuWhitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara Fr-Su800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612 11-4 X X 36A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-965-0956 12-4 X Xwww.winecountrythisweek.com 39

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