CENTRAL COAST:SERVING SAN LUIS OBISPO& SANTA BARBARA COUNTIESHALTERRANCHVINEYARDPAGE 8YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST WINE, GETAWAYS, THINGS TO DO & EVENTSwinecountrythisweek.comEASY-TO-FOLLOW WINERY MAPSOCTOBER 4, 2007PAGE 10WINEMAKER PROFILE:MIDLIFE CRISISWINERYSANTA BARBARA’S PREFERREDCELEBRATION TASTING ROOM:OF HARVEST WINDWARD VINEYARDPASO ROBLESHARVESTWINE TOURPAGE 12PAGE 13PAGE 14PAGE 20
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TABLE OF CONTENTSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKFEATURES T ORY 8ON THEC O VER 10WINEMAKERPROFILE 12PREFERREDT A S TING ROOM 14B A CK RO ADSWINERIES 234Halter Ranch VineyardSilver Horse WineryMidlife CrisisWindward VineyardsChateau MargeneCENTRAL COAST:PUBLISHING EVERY OTHER WEEK!OCTOBER 4, 2007 • ISSUE 15 – VOLUME 1WINE COUNTRY NEWSWine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7ON THE COVERSilver Horse Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgDan ZimmermanDirect email@example.comChandra GrantP.O. Box 92, El Verano, CA 95433Phone 707-938-1783 / Fax firstname.lastname@example.orgMaria OlascoagaPhone 707-938-1783 / Fax707email@example.comCathy GorePhone 707-938-3494 / Fax 707-938-3674Email firstname.lastname@example.orgLen 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!www.winecountrythisweek.com
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CALENDAR OF EVENTSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPASO ROBLES★ ONGOINGArt Exhibits at Castoro Cellars10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templetonwww.castorocellars.com• Oct: Juried Art Show - Mixed MediaOCTOBER 5Wine Tour at Justin WineryA special tour leads you through the IsoscelesCenter, the vineyards & the caves. Then enjoy asit-down tasting paired with plates prepared bythe Justin Culinary Team & Chef Swarthout.2:30pm, $100pp, 805-238-6932x300www.justinwine.comOCTOBER 6Pioneer Day in Paso RoblesParade, car show, horshoes, and “Bean Feed”7am-1pm, 800-406-4040, Downtown City ParkOCTOBER 6Paso Robles Rhône Rangers ExperienceBBQ, lectures, walk-around tasting & more!805-237-1231, RSVP, $215pp, Paso Roblespasorobles@rhonerangers.orgwww.rhonerangers.org★ OCTOBER 72007 Winery Music AwardsFinal Competition, River Oaks Hot Springs4-9pm, email@example.comOCTOBER 12Al Fresco Wine Dinner at Zaca MesaEnjoy breathtaking views, gourmet food & wine5:30pm, 805-688-9339, Paso Robleswww.zacamesa.com★ OCTOBER 13John Danley & Gove ScrivenorGreat music at Castoro Cellars, Paso Robles888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.comOCTOBER 18-21Harvest Tour Dark Chocolate Fondue Party!Fondue paired with award winning wines!805-238-4763, Dunning VineyardsPaso Robles, www.dunningvineyards.comOCTOBER 19Evening in Tuscany at Robert Hall WineryEnjoy steamed mussels paired with fine wines6pm, 805-239-1616, Paso Robleswww.roberthallwinery.comOCTOBER 19Harvest Festival Weekend Kickoff at BianchiFeaturing music by The JD ProjectPrime Rib dinner paired with Bianchi's fine wines6pm, 805-226-9922, Paso Robles$75/per person $65/Lakeside Club MembersReservations required! www.bianchiwine.com★ OCTOBER 19Harvest with Chef Charlie at Cass WinesA great big bon fire & a delicious pig roast!6pm, $100pp, 805-239-1730, Paso Robleswww.casswines.comOCTOBER 19-20Lobster Fest at JanKris WineryDelicious New England Lobster dinner6pm, $60pp, 805-434-0319, Paso Robleswww.jankriswinery.com★ OCTOBER 19-21Camp-Out at Cass WinesAll the luxuries of home provided, with twodinners, including the pig roast & two breakfasts.6pm, $665/couple, 805-239-1730, Paso Robleswww.casswines.com6SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY★ OCTOBER 19-21Harvest Tour at Peachy Canyon& Peachy Canyon tooDelicious tastings and more at 2 locations!Sat: 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest at theNacimiento Drive tasting room. Featuringdinner, live music, pumpkin carving & prizes.11am-5pm, 805-239-1918, Paso Robleswww.peachycanyon.com★ OCTOBER 19-21Harvest Tour Weekend at Castoro CellarsFri: Barrel tasting. “Dam Fine Wine” will flow!Sat: 5 course winemaker dinner at PanolivoSat & Sun: From the barrel to the library!10am-5pm, 805-238-0725, Paso Robleswww.castorocellars.comOCTOBER 19-21Harvest Tour at Donati Family VineyardTours, blending seminars, wine tasting & more!10am-6pm, 805-238-0676, Templetonwww.donatifamilyvineyard.com★ OCTOBER 19-21Harvest Tour Weekend at Eberle Winery• Fri: Enjoy fine wines paired with specialty dishes• Fri Eve: Winemaker dinner featuringChef Antonio Varia of Buona Tavola• Sat: Open house with BBQ, live music & tours• Sun: Join Eberle in the caves for aspecial multi-course luncheon805-238-9607, Paso Robles,www.eberlewinery.com★ OCTOBER 19-21Harvest Tour at EOS Estate WineryGuided tours, live music, fine wines & more!10am-5pm, 805-239-2562, Paso Robleswww.eosvintage.com★ OCTOBER 19-21Harvest Tour at Opolo Vineyards• Fri-Sat: Enjoy grape stomping, dancing,gypsy serenades, fantastic food & more!• Sat-Sun: Carne asada tacos,whole roasted lamb & fine wine!805-237-0138, www.opolo.com, Paso RoblesOCTOBER 19-21Harvest Tour Weekend at Robert Hall WineryCelebrate the harvest with great wine tastings10am-6pm, 805-239-1616, Paso Robleswww.roberthallwinery.com★ OCTOBER 19-21Silver Horse WineryTaste new releases, play bocce ball, enjoyfine wine, music, hors d’oeuvres & more!Evening: Enjoy an Old-World grape harvest celebrationfeaturing grape stomping, fine wine,excellent food & good company.11am-5pm, 805-467-WINE, Paso Robleswww.silverhorse.com★ OCTOBER 19-21Harvest Tour at Still Waters Vineyards• Fri: Open house featuring wine pairing withMonterey Street Cheese & music too• Sat: Delicious tastings, tours with strollingmusicians, hors d’oeuvres & more!• Sun: Tasty BBQ treats paired with handcrafted wines11am-5pm, 805-237-9231, Paso Robleswww.stillwatersvineyards.com★ OCTOBER 19-21Harvest Tour at Minassian-Young VineyardsCelebrate the harvest with fine wines paired withtasty bites from the new wood fired pizza oven.11am-5pm, 805-238-7571, Paso Robles★ OCTOBER 19-21Harvest Tour Weekend at Midlife Crises• Fri: Midlife’s first winemaker dinner at Panolivo• Fri-Sun: Enjoy wine tasting at the tastingroom with food pairings, barrel samples10:30am-6pm, 805-237-8730,www.midlifecrisiswinery.com★ OCTOBER 20Cinema E Vino Paradiso at Cass WinesPresenting - Young Frankenstein7:30pm, $75, 805-239-1730, Paso Robleswww.casswines.com★ OCTOBER 201st Annual Costumed Bike Race at Cass WinesWear a cowboy or vintner costume at this funevent benefiting the Boys & Girls Club11am, $20, 805-239-1730, Paso Robleswww.casswines.comOCTOBER 20Golden Oak Festival Golden State Classic CarShow and Pumpkin Weigh-OffArts, crafts, music, food, cars & pumpkins!10am-4pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robles ParkOCTOBER 20Sylvester Winery Celebrates HarvestNew release of “NIKIARA” with a gourmetbuffet extravaganza featuring: Crab Legs, PrimeRib, Jumbo Tiger Shrimp, Karabuta Pork, Pâtés,Prosciutto di Parma, Pumpkin Gnocchi & more!$60, 805-227-4000, Paso RoblesOCTOBER 20Bocce & Burgers at Robert HallBocce tournament, burgers and fine wine!12-6pm, $75, 805-239-1616, Paso Robleswww.roberthallwinery.com★ OCTOBER 20Harvest Tour BBQ Cook Offat Grey Wolf Cellars11am-6pm, 805-237-0771, Paso Robleswww.greywolfcellars.com★ OCTOBER 20Pancake Breakfast at Arroyo Robles9:30-11am, $30, 877-759-WINE, Paso Robleswww.arroyorobles.com★ OCTOBER 20Dinner Cruise with Arroyo Robles WineryCruise aboard the Papagillo II in Morro Bay6-9pm, $75, 877-759-WINE, Morro BayPaso Robles, www.arroyorobles.comOCTOBER 205th Annual Cork & Pork!Delicious whole pit roasted pork & fine wine.Carmody McKnight Estate Wines10am, 800-282-0730, RSVPPaso Robles, www.carmodymcknight.com★ OCTOBER 20Enjoy Wine by the Sea at Cayucos CellarsFeaturing live music, photography & new releases11am-6pm, 805-995-3036, Paso Robleswww.cayucoscellars.comwww.winecountrythisweek.com★ OCTOBER 206th Annual Best of the West Seminar atOpolo VineyardsJoin the 16 Far Out Wineries for this excitingevent. Featuring winemakers and owners, fromeach winery pouring wines which best representthe unique wine grape growing conditions of theWestside soils of Paso Robles.$55/pp. Reservations required, 805-237-0138Paso Robles, www.opolo.com★ OCTOBER 20-21Harvest Tour at Halter Ranch VineyardWinemaker Bill Sheffer will barbecue &Winegrower Mitch Wyss will be giving toursof the sustainably farmed vineyard.11am-5pm, Paso Robleswww.halterranch.com, 805-237-0138★ OCTOBER 20-21Harvest Tour Open House at Adelaida CellarsBarrel tasting, fine reserve & library wines,hors d’oeuvres, music & more! 10am-5pmwww.adelaida.com, 800-676-1232, Paso Robles★ OCTOBER 20-21Celebrate Harvest Tour at B & E VineyardsLive music, hors d’oeuvres, new releases, barreltasting, wagon tours & more!11am-5pm, 805-238-4815, Paso Robleswww.bevineyard.com★ OCTOBER 20-21Harvest Tour at Bella Luna WineryBarrel tastings and more!10am-5pm, Paso Robles,805-434-5477, www.bellalunawine.com★ OCTOBER 20-21Penman Springs VineyardIt’s “report card” time! Enjoy pulled pork,live jazz & great wine. 11am-5pm, Paso Robles805-237-7959, www.penmansprings.comOCTOBER 20-21Harvest Festival Weekend at BianchiBarrel samples, complimentary appetizers10am-5pm, 805-226-9922, Paso Robleswww.bianchiwine.com★ OCTOBER 213rd Annual Boys and Girls Club Grape StompBenefit for the Boys & Girls Club at Cass WinesBBQ and live music, great for the whole family!2pm, $20, 805-239-1730, Paso Robleswww.casswines.com★ OCTOBER 21BBQ at Arroyo Robles WineryEnjoy delicious BBQ & fine wines12-7pm, Paso Robles, 877-759-WINEwww.arroyorobles.com★ OCTOBER 21Rhône Food & Wine Luncheon at Eberle WineryFine cuisine & wine pairing in the Eberle Caves$75, 805-238-9607, Paso Robleswww.eberlewinery.comARROYO GRANDEONGOINGVisit Historic Buildings in Arroyo GrandeSat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm, 805-473-5077Arroyo GrandeOCTOBER 10Dark Star Orchestra Channels the Grateful DeadHear the set lists with faithful interpretation7pm, $41, 805-489-9444, Arroyo GrandeClark Center for Performing Artswww.clarkcenter.orgSAN LUIS OBISPOONGOINGChristopher Cohan CenterPerforming Arts Center – San Luis Obispo805-756-2787, www.pacslo.org• Oct 5: Body Vox• Oct 6: SLO Symphony Opening Night• Oct 7: James Welch on the Pipe Organ• Oct 9: Weird Al Yankovic• Oct 11: Shaolin Warriors• Oct 12: Solid Blues• Oct 13: Silent Film- Phantom of the Opera• Oct 13: Caroline Rhea
WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOINGSan Luis Obispo Little Theatre805-786-2440, www.slolittletheatre.orgOct 19-Nov 18: BabyONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31Hearst Castle Garden TourEnjoy a special tour of the Hearst Castlefocusing on the gardens including Neptune’spool & wine cellar, San Simeon800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.comONGOING 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 over looking the ocean10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, Pismo Beachwww.pismochamber.com★ ONGOING TUESDAYS2-oz. Tuesdays at TasteWeekly drink specials10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTESan Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.com★ ONGOING WEDNESDAYSWine Down Wednesdays at TasteTastings wiht the winemaker10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTESan Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.comONGOING 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.comONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY 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 ObispoONGOINGA Murder Mystery DinnerEnjoy a parody of Bewitched with dinner & wine5pm, 805-489-3875, Spyglass RestaurantShell Beach, www.murderinmind.comONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 7Plein Air Festival 2007Various art filled events including quick draw,auctions, demonstrations, art sales and more!gala events, fine wine & excellent cuisineONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 19Jake’s Women7:30, 805-927-3877, Pewter Plough Playhousewww.pewterploughlayhouse.org★ ONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 21School House Rock at Salisbury VineyardsLive Music and BBQ on Patio, 1-4pm805-595-WINE, San Luis Obispo, www.slowine.com★ OCTOBER 11Foodies Unite at Salisbury VineyardsChef Fabula prepares & shares delights!6:30-8:30pm, $35, 805-595-9463, San Luis Obispowww.salisburyvineyards.comSANTA BARBARA COUNTYSANTA 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 MariaONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 12Friday Night Wine Downsat Cottowood Canyon WineryGreat music, fine wine, food and fun805-937-8463, Santa Mariawww.cottonwoodcanyon.comONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 12Traditional & Transition: The CaliforniaMissions at Betteravia Gallery10am-6pm, 805-568-3994, Santa MariaOCTOBER 6Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains FestivalWine & beer tastings, arts, crafts & more!11-4pm, $24, 805-925-2403, Santa Mariawww.santamaria.comOCTOBER 13-15A Celebration of Harvest at Sisquoc WineryOver 100 wineries offer samples of their best!Live music, auction, tastings & more1-4pm, $65, 805-688-0881, Santa Mariawww.sbcountywines.comLOS OLIVOSONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTHWildling Art Museum - Free Friday FlicksFree movie & snacks with discussion afterwards7pm, 805-688-1082, Los Olivoswww.wildlingmuseum.orgONGOINGLos Olivos Wine Café’s Tempting TuesdaysTaste selected wines paired with hors d’oeuvres5-7pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivoswww.losolivoscafe.comONGOING TUESDAYSUnderstanding Your Palate at Los Olivos CaféWine tasting & hors d’oeuvres5pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivoswww.losolivoscafe.com• Oct: 23: Santa Barbara County AppellationComparison TastingOCTOBER 6Grapes and GrainsCelebrate the harvest with wine, art & more!1-4pm, $35, 805-925-2403, Santa MariaAbel Maldonado Youth CenterOCTOBER 10Evening with the WinemakerFeaturing Foxen Canyon5pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos CafeLos Olivos, www.losolivoscafe.comLOMPOCONGOING SATURDAYSOlde Towne Market in LompocGreat food, wine & music805-736-4567, Lompocwww.lompocrecord.comOCTOBER 5Art & Wine Party at David Ryan GalleryFeaturing wines of Sanford Winery & art work ofSteven Chorney, 6:30pm, 805-937-1058Lompoc, www.davidryangallery.comOCTOBER 12La Purisima Mission Candelight TourWalk through the pages of history whileenjoying cuisine of the 19th century7pm, $40, 805-733-3713, Lompocwww.lapurisimamission.orgSOLVANGONGONG 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.comONGOINGPCPA Theater8pm, 805-922-8313, Solvang, www.pcpa.org• Oct 4-7: Interplay: The Stage BetweenONGOING FRIDAYSWine Tasting on the PatioLive guitar music along with fine wines5:30-7pm, 800-624-5572, Solvangwww.royalscandinavianinn.comONGOING THROUGH OCTOBERMusic on the GreenFun and music for the entire family5:30pm, Solvang, www.syvva.comOCTOBER 14A Walk in the Vineyardat Buttonwood VineyardMorning walk, delicious brunch & wine tasting10am-1pm, $35, 805-688-3032, Solvangwww.buttonwood.comSANTA YNEZONGOINGChumash Casino Concerts800-585-3737, Santa Ynezwww.chumashcasino.com• Oct 4: The Go Go’s• Oct 11: John Pinette & Kathleen MadiganONGOING WEDNESDAYSJazz on the Deck at Vineyard HouseLive music and fine food6:30pm, $2, 805-688-2886, Santa Ynezwww.thevineyardhouse.comSANTA BARBARAONGOING SUNDAYSSanta Barbara Arts and Crafts ShowFeatering all types of art, crafts & jewelry10am–6pm, 805-897-1982, East Beach Pierwww.sbaacs.comONGOINGBackstage Tours at Lobero TheaterGuided tours upon request805-996-4946, Santa Barbarawww.loberotheater.comONGOINGUniversity at Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures805-893-3535, www.artsandlectures.ucsb.eduOct 3: OnceOct 4: Rebecca SolnitOct 8: Rajiv ChandrasekaranOct 9: Bela Fleck & the FleckstonesOct 10: Away From HerOct 11: Steve TyrellONGOING FIRST THURSDAYSFirst ThursdayArt, cultural events and wine tasting5-8pm, 805-962-2098, various venues indowntown Santa Barbarawww.santabarbaradowntown.comONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 26Ordinary to Extraordinary:Photos from the 1930s10am-6pm, 805-568-3994, Santa BarbaraChanning Peake GalleryONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31Cachuma Lake Nature CruisesObserve wildlife easily on 48 foot boat805-686-5050, www.sbparks.orgONGOINGSanta Barbara Museum of Art805-963-4364, www,sbma.net• Ongoing through Oct 7:Contemporary Photographs• Ongoing through Nov 13:The Art of Europe & the Americas• Ongoing through Dec 1: The Vedder CollectionONGOINGLobero Theatre805-966-4946, Santa Barbara, www.lobero.comOct 4: James DonlonOct 5: Robert ShieldsOct 6: Festival of FoolsOct 11-14: Jamaica FarewellOct 12: Andras SchiffOct 13: Francisco EspinosaONGOINGArlington Theatre805-963-4408, Santa BarbaraOct 4: Movin’ Out, Music by Billy JoelOct 11: BeniseOct 13: Santa Barbara SymphonyONGOINGPlanetarium Shows atSanta Barbara Museum of Natural History805-682-4711, www.sbnature.com• Exploring the Spring Sky• Cosmic Safari• Secrets of the Cardboard RocketONGOING FRIDAYSWine Tasting with the Winemakers4-7pm, 805-691-1020, East Beach WineSanta Barbara, www.eastbeachwine.comOCTOBER 12Dos Pueblos Invitational RaceHigh School cross country with open race forcommunity runners805-968-2541, Shoreline Park, Santa BarbaraOCTOBER 12Heebie Jeebie HalloweenFrightening family fun at the museum10am-4pm, 805-682-4711, www.sbnature.orgSanta Barbara Museum of Natural HistoryOCTOBER 13Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood FestivalBoat rides, live music, a tall-ship and more110am-5pm, 805-897-1962, Santa Barbarawww.santabarbaraca.govOCTOBER 13Santa Barbara Invitational Race805-766-1628, Shoreline Park, Santa Barbara★ OCTOBER 13Santa Barbara County Vintners CelebrationONGOINGof Harvest FestivalTouristorica – Historic Downtown Walking Tour 100 wineries serve exciting tastes & flavorsGuided stroll - 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WINERY FEATUREWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPhotos by Faith EchtermeyerHALTER RANCH VINEYARDBy Dave WilcoxAn ancient coast live oak – one of thelargest specimens in the world –stands sentinel on a hilltop overlookingthe Halter Ranch Vineyard, itsgnarled limbs sprawling forth from themassive trunk.Standing beneath its canopy, you can justimagine inhabitants from the past seekingshelter form the Paso Robles heat hundreds ofyears earlier in the very same spot.The tree evokes a sense of place, anauthenticity, that emanates throughout HalterRanch, from the historic farmhouse greetingvisitors, to the rustic barns and silo. Thatsame sense of place guides the sustainablefarming practices and winemaking at HalterRanch Vineyard, said Leslie Wyss, thewinery’s manager.“The tree is a symbol,” she said.Even the renovations of the beautifulVictorian farmhouse and other structures –including the quaint tasting room which sitsjust behind the home – were completed with8an eye toward retaining as authentic a feel aspossible.Wines from Halter Ranch’s 250-acre estatevineyard reflect that same genuine quality,www.winecountrythisweek.comsaid Wyss, with winemaker Bill Shefferseeking a pure expression of the vineyard’svarious blocks. Soils on the steep vineyardhillsides range from calcareous clay to clayloam with shale deposits dictate the varietalsplanted – and there are no fewer than 19 in42 separate blocks.The limestone-rich slopes reach an elevationof 1,800 feet and most of the vineyardsare south-facing, providing excellent drainageand sun exposure.About 50 acres of vines were plantedin the late 1990s, but most were plantedafter Swiss entrepreneu Hansjörg Wysspurchased 900 acres of the ranch on PasoRobles’ west side that dates back to the 1880s.Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon are the centerpieceof the winery’s basic program, but thathardly tells the whole story. With about 60percent planted to Bordeaux varieties and 40percent to Rhône varieties, with someZinfandel that’s used for blending, the array ofgrapes provides Sheffer with an excitingpalette with which to craft Halter Ranchblends.
WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINERY FEATURECurrent releases include the 2004 Ranch Cab, a blend that includes75 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and dollops of Petit Verdot, CabernetFranc and Syrah. Also, the 2006 Ranch White, a blend of Viognier,Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne and Marsanne, the 2005 Ranch Red,made up primarily of Zinfandel and Syrah, and a 2004 Syrah thatemploys Mourvedre, Grenache and Petit Verdot.Sheffer previously worked as an assistant wine maker at J. Lohr andAdelaida Cellars before becoming the top winemaker at Eberle Wineryin the eight years before coming to Halter Ranch. He’s also spent timelearning his craft at wineries around the globe, including in Chile,New Zealand and Spain.About two-thirds of the grapes grown at Halter Ranch continue tobe sold to other wineries, including Justin – which is about four mileswest on Adelaida Road – L’Aventure and Wild Horse.The first vintage bottled under the Halter Ranch label was 2002and production has reached about 5,000 cases annually. That numberwill gradually expand. Plans for a new, state-of-the-art winery,including caves carved into the hillside, are in the design stages, withpermits already secured.The history of the ranch and the legacy of the coast live oak are theinspiration for an estate red blend, called Ancestor, set for its initialrelease in October. Destined to be the winery’s flagship, the AncestorEstate Reserve will showcase varietals from the vineyard’s best redwine lots each vintage.The first vintage of Ancestor will be 2003, featuring primarily Syrahwith some Cabernet Sauvignon.Winegrower Mitch Wyss, Leslie’s husband, was hired to oversee thevineyard from the beginning. Leslie and Mitch Wyss were alreadyfriends with Hansjörg Wyss when he bought the ranch.“There was a sense of loyalty and trust that we had already established,”she said. Halter Ranch Vineyard “is very much run like afamily business.”Prior to arriving at Halter Ranch, Mitch Wyss spent more than 20years managing farming operations in the northern Sacramento Valley,growing various produce such as kiwis, sugar plums and mandarins.When offered the opportunity to grow grapes at Halter Ranch, hejumped at the chance, said Leslie Wyss.Growing wine grapes provides the satisfaction of taking your agriculturalproduct from start to finish, something that appealed to Wyss.He’s also taken advantage of the opportunity to cultivate even furtherhis use of sustainable farming practices – something that falls perfectlyin line with the sensibilities of Hansjörg Wyss. A foundation bearinghis name has helped to preserve nearly five million acres of wildernessin the U.S., and he serves on the boards of The Wilderness Society, theGrand Canyon Trust and other environmentally oriented organizations.The Halter Ranch tasting room is located about 10 miles west ofdowntown Paso Robles. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Directionsand other information are available by visiting the winery’swebsite at www.halterranch.com, or calling toll-free at 1-888-367-9977. Tours are available by advance appointment only.www.winecountrythisweek.comwww.bellalunawine.com (805) 434-54771850 Templeton Road, Templeton, CA9
ON THE COVERWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSILVER HORSE WINERY10Located in San Miguel’s beautifulPleasant Valley, just minutes away fromdowntown Paso Robles, the SilverHorse Winery facility is unlike any other inthe Paso Robles area.Situated on a hilltop overlookinghundreds of acres of vineyards, Silver HorseWinery is one of the most beautiful facilitiesaround. With elegant hacienda-style appointmentssuch as 105-year-old clay roof tiles, ahand-made fountain, three patios and a largegarden /lawn area, enthusiasts will experiencewine bliss while sipping on the French –Bordeaux and Spanish – Rioja varietal wines.Winemaker Stephen Kroener strives tohandcraft food-friendly, well-balanced winesthat reflect his family’s love of combining greatfood, great wine and great friends; it is in thisspirit that each bottle of Silver Horse winecarries the inscription “Not For Us Alone!”New releases for the 2005 vintage willinclude a Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdotand Malbec blend called “Carame,” namedafter his beautiful bride. A Malbec and PetitVerdot blend dubbed “Sage,” in honor of hisparents. Three Spanish Rioja blends called the“Big Easy,” “The Big Easy Rosé” and “Tori.” ASyrah /Cabernet blend called “TOMOTO.”Varietal wine of Albarino, Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec and Merlot are also available atthe tasting room. Just a small side note, SilverHorse wines are only available at the tastingroom.Up for a little competition? Silver Horsewinery also offers two regulation bocce ballcourts and two regulation horseshoe pits. Ifyou’re lucky you may find yourself sippingon fine wine and having a friendly matchwith the winemaker/owners of Silver HorseWinery. So come by their wonderful facilitywww.winecountrythisweek.comand enjoy breathtaking views of some of theCentral Coast’s most beautiful vistas. Yourdreams for the ultimate wine experience willbe found at this family owned and operatedwinery! Come See for yourself!Silver Horse Winery is located at 2995Pleasant Road in San Miguel. Tasting roomhours are Friday through Monday from11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call(805) 467-WINE or visit the website atwww.silverhorsewinery.com.Perfect Setting for a Wine Country WeddingLooking for a wedding venue with 360 degree views of the surrounding vineyards inthe country side? Then look no further than Silver Horse Winery. Sitting atop a hill inthe Pleasant Valley, Silver Horse Winery provides the ideal setting for your wedding. TheSpanish Hacienda tasting room and wedding facility with wood-burning fireplace, andelegant hacienda-style appointments such as 105-year-old ceramic roof tiles, make thisestate winery a must see.The Barrel Room can hold up to 150 of your guests with a dance floor, DJ/band andfood station. The new 7000-square-foot outdoor event facility provides the definitivewinery wedding setting. A 3000-square-foot indoor/outdoor event facility withsurrounding vineyards can hold up to 400 depending on your layout. A separate cateringarea keeps all the behind the scenes activities, behind the scenes. The 4000-square-footGarden Area with its outdoor kitchen, tasting bar and raised seating areas will be idealfor your ceremony and reception as well. To keep your guest entertained Silver HorseWinery has two bocce ball courts as well as two horseshoe pits.Choosing Silver Horse Winery as your wedding facility will make your wedding daytruly one to remember!
WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKON THE COVERSix Independent Artists Compete in Final Winery Music AwardsSaturday’s Winery Music Awards semifinalconcert winner, Holiday And TheAdventure Pop Collective, from San Diego,became the sixth and last independent artistto qualify for the competition’s finals, to beheld at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, at RiverOaks Hot Springs & Spa in Paso Robles. Thefive others who ranked among the highestscores of the 20 semi-finalists in the 2007summer-long Wine Country competition are:Shannon Curtis from Los Angeles, DominicCastillo & The Rock Savants of San LuisObispo, Amber Norgaard of Tucson, AZ,Debra Arlyn of Portland, OR, and Machinefrom Templeton.Saturday’s concert was the fourth and lastsemi-final concert of this year’s event and alsofeatured Fair Trade of Sacramento, JaneBolduc, of Los Angeles and Vanessa Van Spallfrom San Francisco. Artist performances werejudged by a panel of professionals in themusic, entertainment and wine industries inthe categories of originality, musicianship andmarketability to the prime wine-consumingmarket.Of the pool of twenty industry judges forthe 2007 competition, some notable namesinclude Jon Anderson, of the legendary rockgroup, YES; Antonia Bennett, jazz singer anddaughter of the great Tony Bennett; and JakeHooker, composer one of rock’s greatest hitsof all time, “I Love Rock and Roll.”Hosts Andrew Firestone, General Managerof Firestone Winery in Paso Robles, and oncefeatured on TV’s “The Bachelor,” and JanieTerrazas, a Los Angeles-based TV personalityand model, keep audiences entertained ateach show with their personable charm,quick wit and engaging humor.Tickets for the final concert competition ofthe Winery Music Awards are availablethrough www.BrownPaperTickets.com or bycalling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets are $50.For more information, visit the website atwww.winerymusicawards.com.The Winery Music Awards Competitionwas founded and produced by Kathy KellyProductions, Inc. The competition wascreated out of the growing popularity ofquality musical performances at manywineries throughout California. Attendeesenjoy fine wine, gourmet food and qualityoriginal music in a variety of genressurrounded by rows of vineyards and stacksof wine barrels. The Winery Music Awardscompetition is a Paso Robles-based showcaseopen to original music artists from the US andCanada, independent and unsigned withmajor record labels. Its four monthly semifinalconcert competitions began in June.Twenty artists out of nearly 100 who enteredthe competition qualified to compete in thesemi-final rounds.www.winecountrythisweek.com 11
WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWinemaker Profile: Midlife CrisisJill MittanKEVIN & JILL MITTANby Mark StorerIn 2005, I went to the Paso Robles WineFestival as a journalist. While I was there,I tasted through the obligatory samplesbut one truly stood out. It was an up-andcomingwinery called Midlife Crisis and asidefrom the catchy name, I was truly astoundedby the wines that Kevin and Jill Mittan wereproducing. Their Syrah, a barrel sample at thetime, was truly delicious and as it aged, itonly got better.“We learned to make wine as home winemakers– our “label” was Vanalden Estate,”says Jill Mittan. Vanalden was the name of thestreet on which they lived at the time. Thecouple were a part of Cellarmasters in the SanFernando Valley and worked closely withJohn Daume. “We were so serious that weinstalled a 10' x 10' garden shed in our garageand bought our own “crusher/destemmer,”press and even 10 gallon barrels.” TheMittans spent as much time on their homemadewines as they do on their commercialwines.Still, Midlife Crisis, a name that is as mucha description as a marketing tool, is not theMittans only work. The pair are still working12Kevin Mittantheir “day” jobs in L.A. (both are in the televisionindustry) and coming up to Paso Robleson weekends. The couple is preparing to go“full-time” in the wine industry, but manyfactors including dealing with the red-tape ofsetting up an actual winery are involved.John Daume’s influence on winemakers isbecoming far and wide. “John is the owner ofthe Woodland Hills Beer, Wine and Cheesemaking shop and the Daume Winery inCamarillo,” says Mittan. “He let the Cellarmastershave access to his winery at crushwww.winecountrythisweek.comand he also spent a lot of time sharing whathe knew and what he learned.” BetweenDaume’s influence and a few classes at UCDavis, the Mittans fashioned a winemakingeducation that has served them well.“The other inspiration and influence wasArt Norman,” Mittan commented. “I thinkwhen we first learned how he had spent yearscoming up on weekends and building hisvineyard and winery from the ground up,that started the dream in us and made usbelieve we could hang in there and make awinery work. He also was just so helpful withideas as was Gary Eberle who spent lots oftime talking to us.”The Mittans have created market-friendlyand drinkable wine that also is a brand. Inshort, Midlife Crisis is not a crisis at all; it’s anAmerican dream for two dreamers whobelieve in the hard work it takes to makedreams a reality. Jill Mittan puts it moresimply, “Having people like your wine is areally magical wonderful thing.”Midlife Crisis tasting room is located at1244 Pine Street, Suite A in Paso Robles.Hours are Thursday through Monday from10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information,call (805) 237-8730.
Santa Barbara County vineyardmanagers and winemakers have shiftedinto “harvest mode” and are alreadyremarking on the quality of the 2007vintage. Steve Clifton, owner/winemakerof Palmina, picked Pinot Grigio from theAlisos Vineyard on August 17th. “It tastesfantastic,” he notes. “We’ve had a niceeven growing season, and the fruit hasresponded with great balance and flavorprofiles. Couldn’t be happier.”The wine grape harvest will ramp up into Septemberand October and with continued weather patterns, finishin November with late ripening grapes such as CabernetSauvignon and Syrah. Jim Fiolek, Executive Director ofthe Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association says that“Excitement is in the air! Harvest is what our grower andwinery members work toward all year, ensuring that eachgrape cluster is as perfect as possible. Harvest truly is thefruits of their labor.”Another tradition of harvest is the annual “Celebrationof Harvest” festival, sponsored by the Vintners’ Association. In additionto bringing wine lovers, vintners, growers, winemakers and chefstogether to extol the joys of harvest, the festival celebrates the diversityof the unique Santa Barbara County wine region. The Celebrationof Harvest Festival will be held Saturday afternoon, October 13th from1 to 4 p.m. on the stunning grounds of Rancho Sisquoc Winerylocated in the Santa Maria Valley.Festival goers will sample wines from the 100+ members of theVintners’ Association, complemented with Wine Country cuisine frommore than two dozen local caterers and restaurants.WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINE COUNTRY NEWSVintners’ Association to Celebrate the Joys of HarvestJoin the entire membership of theVintners’ Association to celebrate thejoys of harvest! The stunning grounds ofRancho Sisquoc, with ancient oaks andsloping lawns, will provide a beautifulbackdrop to this annual feast of greatwine, superb food, lively music and anoverall good time.Fiolek adds, “One of the biggestfeatures of the Celebration of Harvest isthat it’s everything you want in a festival– and less! The same number of great Santa BarbaraCounty wineries and wines, same number of restaurants,same full afternoon of entertainment … but half thepeople! Because of Rancho Sisquoc’s intimate space, welimit the ticket sales to half that of our April event.”Tickets for the festival are available for sale through theSanta Barbara County Vintners’ Association and can bepurchased online at www.sbcountywines.com. Festivaltickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the gate, althoughthe event is always a sell-out.The Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association is a non-profittrade association which promotes Santa Barbara County as a premierwinegrowing region. There are currently more than 100 winery andgrower members. For more information, contact the SBCVA at (805)688-0881 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org 13
WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPreferred Tasting Room:WINDWARD VINEYARDby Janis SwitzerIn the 2004 movie “Sideways,” thecentral character Miles poeticallydescribes his love for Pinot Noir. Hetalks in great detail about its need forconstant care and attention, its fragile, delicatenature, and its haunting and brilliantflavors.Pinot Noir sales exploded after therelease of that movie, but for Marc Goldbergand Maggie D’Ambrosia of WindwardVineyard, Pinot Noir has been an allconsumingpassion for almost 20 years.Since planting their 15-acre property inthe Templeton Gap area of Westside PasoRobles in 1989, the former hospital administratorshave been devoting their time andresources to growing and making a “GreatAmerican Pinot Noir,” one that rivals thoseproduced in the Burgundy region ofFrance.The Windward style of Pinot Noir is alighter style than most American Pinots.Marc, who loves to cook, believes that hisstyle is much more food-friendly than otherheavier Pinots. “Other wines can’t compareto the wine and food combinations thatBurgundy does,” he explains.The Windward Vineyard tasting roomreflects the couple’s single-minded focus onthe grape. You won’t find any t-shirts,baseball caps, condiments or deli itemshere. It’s a rustic and casual space withhigh ceilings and a no-frills simplicity.“Everyone loves the atmosphere of thetasting room because it’s unpretentious andall about the wine,” Marc explains. “Andnot just any wine, one wine – Pinot Noir.”Producing only about 2,000 cases a year,Windward sells almost exclusively out oftheir tasting room, so for the Pinotphilesout there, it should be a must-stop destinationalong Highway 46 West.Outside the tasting room and winery is avine-covered patio overlooking the vineyards.Marc and Maggie encourage gueststo bring their picnic baskets and enjoylunch in the shady, private setting. They arehappy to sell wine by the bottle for thosewho want to just sit and admire the view.“It’s got to be one of the prettiest views inthe entire area,” Marc says.Visitors will find Marc and Maggie onhand almost every day of the week, and Marcloves to share his expertise in growing thefickle grape, and making a “minimalist” stylewine. Winery tours are available by request,and can include barrel tastings if planned inadvance. There is a $5 tasting fee, a $10 feeincludes a Riedel Burgundy wine glass.When Marc first planted the vineyard 18years ago, there were only two other wineriesin the area growing Pinot Noir. Today, thereare at least 17, and Marc says that’s good forthe varietal’s awareness and acceptance. And,yes, that movie didn’t hurt either.The Windward Vineyard tasting room isopen daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Located at 1380 Live Oak Road in PasoRobles, it is just a mile west of Highway 101,off Highway 46 West. For more informationvisit www.windwardvineyard.com, or call thewinery at (805) 239-2565.14 www.winecountrythisweek.com
WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKATTRACTIONSCastoro Cellars’ West Side VineyardsAchieve Certified Organic StatusCastoro Cellars announcedthat they have obtained “CertifiedOrganic” status from the CaliforniaCertified Organic Farmers(CCOF) in compliance withUSDA standards. The certificationcovers their west side CobbleCreek Vineyards and Bethel RoadVineyard, encompassing morethan 75 acres.Beginning with the harvest of2007 many of Castoro Cellars’wines will adorn the “made fromorganically grown grapes” label.To be labeled organic the grapesmust be grown without the use ofpesticides, herbicides or chemicalfertilizers. Castoro Cellars organicfarming practices include the useof cover crops in place of fertilizer.Predatory beneficial insectsand row covers are used tocontrol pests.Owners Niels and BimmerUdsen have patiently awaited thecertification for three years, andare elated about joining the smallnumber of wineries that havechosen to farm organically.“Growing up in Denmark, therewas a strong environmentalfocus. I have always enjoyednature and when we planted ourorganic vineyards, it was for noreason other than it was the rightthing to do. We continue thisfocus in all of our vineyards,”explains Bimmer. “Not only is itbeneficial for the environment, itis better for our vineyards and forour vineyard neighbors.”Castoro Cellars is located at1315 N. Bethel Road inTempleton. For more information,call (805) 238-0725, email@example.com or goto www.castorocellars.com.www.winecountrythisweek.com15
WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWineologyby Len NapolitanoINTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMERWhat is Rhône-style wine?A wine described as Rhône-style imitates the great wines that come from the area ofsoutheastern France known as the Rhône Valley. Whereas a Bordeaux-style wine means awine that is blended with the traditional grape varietals of the Bordeaux region, that is,primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, for example, the traditionalgrapes of the Rhône region make up a Rhône wine. The Rhône Valley grapes are differentfrom Bordeaux grapes and therefore the wine styles are distinctly different, too.Syrah, probably the most recognized Rhône grape, is growing in popularity amongAmerican wine drinkers. Only about 10 years ago, Syrah was not in the top ten list ofgrapes planted in California when ranked by acreage. Today, it is among the fastestgrowing varietals, and has overtaken one of Bordeaux’s famous varietals, Merlot, in termsof popularity among wine drinkers.Syrah may someday be overproduced and suffer the same fate as Merlot, but it is not aslikely to happen because of its depth of character and potential for greatness. Syrah hasdense, dark fruit layers that can explode with flavors of plum, blackberry, exotic spice andcocoa. It has the tannic backbone to complement its bold fruit but is not normally astannic as Cabernet. I enjoy it as an alternative to Bordeaux’s other great grape, CabernetSauvignon, when I’m eating game or beef prepared with a rich sauce or gravy.Other red Rhône grapes are Grenache and Mourvedre, two lesser-known but very finegrapes that are often used to blend in with Syrah. In fact, I’ve had some CaliforniaGrenache that had as much finesse and personality as some Syrah. Grenache can be just alittle less weighty on the palate.The most popular white Rhône-style wine has always been Viognier. It can be veryaromatic, like a bouquet of flowers, with a smooth peach theme.The region of Paso Robles is quietly making a name for itself as a source of high-qualitySyrah and other Rhône varietals. Its climate and soils have been producing some awardwinningSyrah in the last few years. Here are just a few of the many reliable names fromPaso Robles making exceptional Rhône -style wines: Eberle, J. Lohr, Justin, L’Aventure,Robert Hall, Tablas Creek, Vina Robles and Villa Creek. Visit www.pasowines.com for acomplete list of wineries in Paso Robles who make Rhône-style wines.16Send your questions about wine to:firstname.lastname@example.org.©2005 Wineology is a registered trademarkof Len Napolitano.Wine writer, educator, andCertified Specialist in Wine bythe Society of Wine Educators,Len Napolitano makes his home inthe Paso Robles wine region, the heart ofCalifornia’s Central Coast Wine Country.www.winecountrythisweek.comPaso Robles 2007 Winery Music Awards CompetitionIf you happen to be in the Paso Robles are on SundayOctober 7, and you love pairing wine with music, check out the2007 Winery Music Awards Competition Finals, from 2PM to8PM at River Oaks Hot Springs and Spa. The final six independentartists will be competing for cash, prizes and a breakthroughrecord deal. Visit www.winerymusicawards.com, orcall 1-800-838-3006 for tickets.
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CRESTONAIRPORTPENMANSPRINGSPASO ROBLESWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKDOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES15TH STREET101To Monterey (108 miles)/San Jose (150 miles)/San Francisco (195 miles)OAK STREETOAK STREET14TH STREETSILVER STONEWine AtticBear Cave CellarsARROYO ROBLESSPRING STREET13TH STREET12TH STREETCITY PARK10TH STREETPARK STREET9TH STREET8TH STREETPianettaPINE STREETRAILROAD STREET101MIDLIFE CRISISWINERYEdward SellarsOrchidHillHice CellarsRIVERSIDE AVENUEANGLIM WINERYPASO ROBLES STREETSan MiguelSAN MARCOSVistadel ReyCaparoneRIVERRabbitRidgeSan MarcosCreekWELLSONA14th10thMISSIONChristian LazoINDIAN VALLEY RDCROSS CANYONLocatelliPretty-SmithMISSION LANEESTRELLARiverStarWELLSONAJ. LohrPLEASANTSILVERHORSEJUSTINCar modyMcNi ghtTo Hearst Castle(36.6 miles)ADELAIDATa las Cr eknVid areyCambriany rmo HaCHIMNEY ROCKTolNorma nVineyardsOLD CREEKo slarCeCayucosCAYUCOS CELLARSHOPPE’SGARDEN BISTRO& FINE WINESRive rStarVin ards ey rs & Cella1Whaleb oneTo Morro Bay/San Luis ObispoHALTERRANCHOPOLOVINEYARDS46WPASOLIVOOlive Oil TastingYor oun k Mtain Wi neryNade au ly ami Fsar CellYORK MTNROCKYCREEKCELLARSADELAIDAADELAIDAWILLOW CREEKVINEYARDThunde olt rbJunct ionPEACHY CANYON RDNIDERERKILER CANYONLI VE OAKVINEYARDSANTA RITARAYMONDPACIFICMINASSIAN-YOUNGCella rsTempletonL’Aventura WINDWARDDunn ingne to es Pipt gh dni Mi Ce rs laDen rneEag le e stl CaBrian Benso nDona ni to AJB Dark rStaHun t Ce llars GREYDov er on ny CaFour s Vine WOLFLinneCal odoZin AlleyRot ta TuryleDonat i Fam ily VineyardWILD COYOTECASA DECABALLOSVINEYARDSNACIMI ENTO LAKEVilcana liCalc eous arStacked e StonneLONEMADRONEBETHELCha ieWine rl rs lla Ce41WPEACHYCANYON24THARBORMAINSPRING6TH 6 Doce bles RoSumme rwodZena idaScott Aa ron/RIVERPEACHYCANYONCASTOROCELLARSJanKris101TerryHoagen- rti MaWey chriNORTH RIVERTEMPLETONNIBLICKSylvesterBUENA VISTACHAROLAISEL POMARangal ChVih la ueHug CellarsUNIONNEAL SPRINGSBELLA LUNAFirestoneLUPINEWild rse HoEBERLEUNIONJ Paul RosilezVina RoblesMILLRobert HallPaso Robles RIO SECOVINEYARDPENMANSPRINGSLINNE RDCRESTONTo San Luis Obispo (26 miles, see page 24)/Santa Barbara (133 miles, see page 27)LAURA’SVINEYARD46EEOSESTATE/ARCIEROoyO’Nei Mal llutiere ClaVin d areyHANSENVINEYARDS41ECREEKLINNEMeridianBRANCHFALCON NESTSCULPTERRA(Opening in October) CASS WINERYSTILL WATERS101Chum eiaBian chiGENESEOLA PANZATobinJamesB & EVINEYARDSCHATEAUMARGENETo I-518 www.winecountrythisweek.com
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PASO ROBLESWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK46CALIFORNIAWESTPaso Robles HarvestWine Tour WeekendSet for October 19-21Wineries Open Doors to Wine EnthusiastsPaso Robles Wine Country, along California’s scenic Central Coast,is already gearing up for the pinnacle of the wine growing season –harvest. In preparation, the Alliance announced that the annual PasoRobles Wine Country Harvest Wine Tour weekend will take placeOctober 19, 20 and 21, 2007. This three-day celebration is a combinationof individual events held at more than 100 wineries throughoutPaso Robles Wine Country.Consumers are invited to attend winemaker dinners, specialbarrel tastings, harvest demonstrations, special tours, art andmusical appearances and much more. Check the website,www.pasowine.com, for a complete list of activities.Harvest is the most colorful time of the year when warm days andcool nights are abuzz with activity. The vineyards have changed color,blanketing the landscape in red and gold. Scents of ripened fruitsurround you and the echos of celebration from a hard year’s work fillthe air. The Alliance invites you to attend the upcoming Harvest WineTour, October 19, 20 and 21, 2007.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 the last six years, the number of bonded wineries in Paso RoblesWine Country has more than tripled from 50 to 170, mostly due to aninflux of boutique and small family-owned vineyards and wineries.The appellation’s burgeoning reputation has enticed well known Californiawineries from other wine regions, such as Firestone Vineyardand Turley Wine Cellars, to make sizeable investments in Paso Robles,and also seduced a number of winemakers from other countries eagerto find New World applications for their winemaking skills.For more information, visit www.pasowine.com.20 www.winecountrythisweek.com
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CRESTONAIRPORTPENMANSPRINGSPASO ROBLESWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTo Hearst Castle(36.6 miles)22CambriaADELAIDACayucos1PENMAN 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.CHIMNEY ROCKOLD CREEKADELAIDATaste the Art Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm (closed January)1985 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles805-237-7959 | www.penmansprings.com46WTo Morro Bay/San Luis ObispoYORK MTNWILLOW CREEKVINEYARDOur 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.comVisit some of the newest and most excitingwineries on California’s Central Coast!PEACHY CANYON RDNIDERERSAN MARCOSTempletonSan MiguelNACIMI ENTO LAKEFine Wine…Friendl y P eo pleOpen Daily 11-54295 Union Road805-237-8884www.riosecowine.comB & E VINEYARDSVINEYARDSANTA RITABETHEL24TH6THMAINMISSIONwww.winecountrythisweek.comSPRINGRIVERRIVERNORTH RIVERTEMPLETONCROSS CANYONMISSION LANEESTRELLAWELLSONANIBLICKBUENA VISTACHAROLAISEL POMARRiverStarNEAL SPRINGSLUPINEUNIONPLEASANTMILLPaso RoblesRIO SECOPENMANSPRINGS101UNION46ELINNECRESTONBRANCHCASS WINERYSTILL WATERSHANSENVINEYARDSFALCON NEST41ECREEKLINNEGENESEOB&EVINEYARDSLA PANZACHATEAUMARGENEFALCON 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.com
If an afternoon of driving the picturesqueback roads of California in search of a truly greatlittle winery is your idea of a day perfectly spent,then head toward Highway 41, east of PasoRobles and look for Chateau Margene. You canthen count yourself among the lucky few whohave found this oasis of excellence and had theopportunity to enjoy their fabulous Cabernetand Cabernet blends. As they always completelysell out their 3000-case production every year,joining one of their three wine clubs is usually the only way to ensurethat you’ll be able to get more of their wines without the necessity ofanother road trip. And you will want more.Michael and Margene Mooney celebrated their first vintage in1997. Their goal was to do one thing and do it well … produce worldclassCabernet. They succeeded by employing a philosophy that fewbusiness schools would promote. Low yield, labor intensive winemaking. With a mere five and a half acres of vineyard, the Mooneysintentionally keep their tonnage at about two per acre, compared tosome larger winery operations that coax up to eight tons per acre outof their vineyards. This gives each vine the opportunity to take fulladvantage of the superior soil and growing conditions that the PasoWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPASO ROBLESChateau Margene – A Destination for Wine LoversCHATEAU 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.comHANSEN VINEYARDSAs a small boutique winery, we offerultra-premium hand-made winesproduced in small lots from ourfamily-owned winery and vineyard.Visit our uniquely rustic tasting roomand experience some serious wine,talk with the owner/winemaker andenjoy the relaxing family atmosphere.Friday-Sunday 11:30 am-5pm5575 El Pomar Drive, Templeton805-233-8412www.hansenwines.comRobles Appellation offers. The emphasis isquality over quantity.At Chateau Margene each grape cluster is handpicked and hand sorted. The fruit is de-stemmed,whole berry, and gently dropped into opentoppedfermentation bins, then aged in Frenchoak barrels for over 24 months. The vineyardpractices sustainable farming and only a bareminimum of chemicals are used in the grapegrowing and winemaking processes. These arethoroughly pampered grapes and the result is phenomenally dark,fruit-forward wines. Says Michael Mooney, “We didn’t enter into thiswith a mindset of growing a big, commercial winemaking operation,but rather to create a small boutique winery that focused on quality. Itwas our dream to produce the best Cabernet and Cabernet blends fromthe Paso Robles Appellation. Making these wines is truly our passion.”The tasting room experience at Chateau Margene is in keeping withtheir philosophy of quality over quantity. The small tasting bar islocated right in the middle of the barrel room, but don’t stay there.Wander out to their deck for one of the best tasting experiences to behad on the Central Coast. With the gentle sound of jazz music waftingin the air and a stunning view of the tree-studded hills of Creston infront of you, there is no better spot than one of the comfy couches atChateau Margene on a warm, fall day. If you are lucky enough to besipping their amazing Bordeaux blend, Beau Melange, then you aretruly enjoying a wine lover’s perfect moment.Chateau Margene is open Saturday and Sunday from noon to five.Fridays by appointment only. They are located at 4385 La Panza Road,off of Highway 41 East. Visit www.chateaumargene.com for moreinformation.Margene & Michael MooneyPhoto by Fred GillaspyCASS 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 | www.stillwatersvineyards.comwww.winecountrythisweek.com 23
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTYWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKMorro Bay Harbor Festival Returns, October 6-7This year’s Harbor Festival will take placeon October 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. onMorro Bay’s beautiful waterfront. This year’sevent has something for everyone from gamesfor the kids to bay cruises for the adults.Of course there will be great wine andseafood tasting under the big tent, and beertasting at the Rocktoberfest Beer Garden.Fantastic local talent will entertain you onthree stages. New this year are presale two-daypasses, good for the whole weekend, that areavailable now for $8 online at www.mbhf.comand at Albertson’s in Morro Bay.Many neighborhood businesses and organizationswill participate in Morro Bay’spremier event including Chablis Cruises whowill offer bay tours between 11 a.m. and 4p.m.; Morro Bay Power Plant who will providefree tours on Saturday from 1 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.;Giovanni’s Fish Market who will host the“Down the Hatch” Oyster Eating Contest onSunday; and the Central Coast Women forFisheries will host the Kid’s Fish Print Booth inCarnival Cove.The Home Show has proven to be such aneffective tool for local businesses that it hasbeen expanded at the South Gate entrancearea.The Bay News’ editor, Neil Farrell, willconduct his traditional Hawaiian Shirt Contestat the main stage on Saturday.Midstate Bank and the Maritime HistoricalSociety will have a display on the South T pier.The local Coast Guard and Harbor Patrolheroes will have an open house and boat toursat the North T pier.Eight great micro-brews, includingnewcomers Pyramid and Lagunitas Brewing,are scheduled to pour at the Festival’s RocktoberfestBeer Garden.Entertainment is always a highlight of theFestival and 2007 is no exception. We haveagain focused on our great local entertainerswith Red Holloway the headliner onSaturday. Red lives locally, but tours globallyhaving played with jazz and blues legendslike Dexter Gordon, Lionel Hampton, JackMcDuff, Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, SonnyRollins, and Lester Young. Grammy Awardwinner Louie Ortega, playing with the WildJalapenos, will bring home the Festival onSunday.Admission at the event is $8 and free forchildren 12 and under. Call the HarborFestival Office for more information at(805) 772-1155 or check them out atwww.mbhf.com.LOS OSOS VALLEY RDSEE CANYON RD24AlapayPer Bacco CellarsSAN LUIS BAY RDCALLE JOAQUINKelsey See CanyonONTARIO RDAVILA BEACHSALISBURY VINEYARDS VACHELL101101S. HIGUERATASTEMARSH STSextant WinerySANTA ROSAOSOS STBROAD STTANK FARMPismo BeachP a c i f i c O c e a nBUCKLEY RDMONTEREY STJOHNSON AVEJOHNSON AVEORCUTTHINDS AVE1Wood 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 RDwww.winecountrythisweek.comLOPEZ DRTalleyVineyardsHUASNA RDLAETITIA VINEYARDBarnwood VineyardRanchoArroyoGrandeLooking forSomething Specialin a Wine Club?Go online toPREMIER WINE CLUBSwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comFind your perfect wine clubaccording to: varietalprice • color preferencewinery name • special eventsdiscounts • tours • and more!
Celebrate Harvest at Kenneth Volk VineyardsKenneth Volk Vineyards’ Celebration of Harvest Weekend featuresan open house on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, from10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live music, complementary hors d’oeuvres andnewly released, limited-production wines will be offered. For moreinformation, call (805) 938-7896 or email: email@example.com.Join Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Saturday, October 13, at the beautifulSanta Ynez Inn Coach House for an evening of fine wine and foodpairings. The Celebration of Harvest Winemaker’s Dinner receptionbegins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a five-course dinner prepared by ChefLeonardo Curti of Grappolo’s and featured wines by Ken Volk ofKenneth Volk Vineyards. The evening event is $125 per person. Callthe Santa Ynez Inn for reservations at (805) 688-5588 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Santa Ynez Inn website atwww.SantaYnezInn.com.Since starting Wild Horse Winery in Templeton more than 25 yearsago, Volk has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the Central1McKeon-PhilipsTo San Luis Obispo(32 miles, see page 24)SKYWAYBLOSSERMAINBROADWAYSTOWELLCOSTA DE OROBETTERAVIA135Santa MariaWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTYCoast’s premier winemakers.Volk purchased the old Byron winery and launched a number ofrenovations. He continues to refurbish the buildings, while theoutdoor areas are a testament to his gardening skills and eye for landscaping.A picnic spot in the front is lushly landscaped with native plantsthat lure hummingbirds and butterflies. At the rear of the building area couple of grassy areas and shaded tables overlooking TepusquetCreek, which runs dry most of the year.The tasting room is just that – not a gift shop, not a deli, nor abookstore. It’s a cozy, wood-paneled setting with a tile floor whose solefocus is the tasting bar, where recently, guests sampled from a menufeaturing seven varietals, ranging from a Chardonnay, aged only instainless steel, to a medium-bodied Merlot. There was also a Negrette,one of the heirloom wines Volk produces, a grape reminiscent of PinotNoir and Syrah. Any trip to sample wines created by Ken Volk is wellworth navigating.Kenneth Volk Vineyards winery is located at 5230 Tepusquet Road,west of Santa Maria. The tasting room is open daily from 10:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. There is a $5 tasting fee. There are detailed directionsto the winery on Volk’s witty and informative website,www.volkwines.com, or you can call the winery at (805) 938-7896.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 WEEKCarina Cellars Presents Artwork by Katie DesrochersExhibition Dates: October 1-November 20Artist Reception: October 6, 5:30-7pmCarina Cellars is proud to welcome SantaBarbara artist Katie Desrochers to the TastingRoom for the first show in their Fall Art Series.A recent graduate from UC Santa Barbara withdegrees in both English and Philosophy,Desrochers is a completely self-taught artist anda self-proclaimed painter since childhood.Attributing much of the influences on hercurrent work to her studies at UCSB, Desrochersenjoys focusing on painting portraits of peopleand places. “I try to reconcile the surreality ofmemory and hindsight with the reality of facesand representation,” said Desrochers. “A lot ofmy work has a really illustrative quality thatcomes from all the reading I do.”Upon returning from three months spent inEurope last summer, Desrochers had alsoamassed a wealth of photographs and memories,which have inspired several pieces for thisshow. One rather dark and ethereal piecedepicts a night spent in Prague, Germany, whilea series of three portraits captures herself andher two best friends at various stages of theirjourney. “I don’t see art as anything but illustration,”Desrochers states. “In each piece I try toconvey a certain theme or feeling that I experienced,which is why all my subject matter isusually so personal.”Come for the opening reception, SaturdayOctober 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the CarinaCellars Tasting Room, 2900 Grand Avenue inLos Olivos. For more information check outwww.carinacellars.com or call the tasting roomat (805) 688-2459.“College at night”oilTo Santa Maria,Paso Robles154To Hwy. 101Santa Maria (32 miles, see page 25)Paso Robles (88 miles, see page 18)FoleyEstatesWineryTo Lompoc(18 miles)ToHwy. 1246SanfordSANTA ROSA AVEBueltonLafondINDUSTRIALAlma sa RoAVE OF THE FLAGSMosby101To Santa MariaPalmina Lompoc “Wine Ghetto”1Fiddlehead CellarsE. CHESTNUT7THD’VineWineTastingLompoc2461BabcockMelvilleToHwy.101FoleyEstatesWineryTo Santa BarbaraBALLARD CANYON RDCabanaShoestri ngHitching Post101Los OlivosGRusackBallardCHALKHILLPresidi oToSantaBarbara(43 miles, see page 27)ATTERDAG2NDBALLARD CANYON RDSolvangPARKCOPENHAGENOAKCasa CasaraLucas & LewellenRoyal OaksMOLLEPARKBellissimaMorovino1STALISALEpiphanyDaniel GehrsLongoriaWILD HEARTLos Olivos Tasting RoomAndrew MurrayMISSIONSTOLPMANGRAND AVEALAMO PINTADO AVEBlackjac kLinco urtTastes of the ValleysCARINACELLARSLion ’s Peak/Mission Meadow Wi neryMando linaAlisal CellarsUnc orked/Mon soo n CellarsALAMOPINTADO RDCarhartt WineryConsilienceAlexander & WayneArthur EarlSCOTTCELLARS WineCountryALAMO PINTADO AVERideauButtonwoo d246BASELINEKalyraSunstoneBeckmenREFUGIO154Santa YnezREFUGIOROBLAR AVEBrander & DomaineSanta BarbaraQUESTAEDISONS O NEDIWine CellarARTISTEChumashCasinoBridlewoodSAGUNTOMORATo Santa Barbara(29 miles, see page 27)MEADOWVALEGainey246Santa YnezNot to Scale26www.winecountrythisweek.com
Festival of Fools is a celebration of the innovative and silentlyeloquent work of the iconic mime artist Marcel Marceau and his actualimpact on three generations of performers.Although Marceau himself is unable to attend due to illness, ithasn’t stopped producers Jeff Mills of Boxtales Theatre Company andlocal movement theatre master James Donlon from following throughon this festival. “There is a legacy of poetic magic in his work,” saysMills. “Though we originally planned to bring him here, we will nowmake the festival a tribute to his legacy.”“The American public has a misconstrued view of ‘mime’ and of‘clown,’” says Donlon, “But the physical comedy of people like RobinWilliams and Jim Carrey has been inspired down through the chainby Marcel Marceau.”American mime Robert Shields (another former student and friendof Marceau) will be the headlining act on Friday, October 5 at 8 p.m.,and will be honored with the Marcel Marceau Living Master Awardduring the closing night ceremony. Shields, who rose from a San Franciscostreet mime to television star (The Shields and Yarnell Show) isvery excited and committed to the idea of revitalizing the art form foryounger generations.Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.,more than 2,000 Santa Barbara school children will enjoy free matineeWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSANTA BARBARA COUNTYSilent Eloquence Honored in First ‘Festival of Fools’performances at the Lobero as part of the education program.On Saturday October 6 at 8 p.m. the Festival of Fools will tributethe master himself. Each festival artist and some very special guestswill all perform Vaudeville style (appropriate for the old Lobero stage.)The performances will be interwoven with video clips, stories andmusic. Patrons wanting to support the Festival of Fools with a littlemore can purchase the $75 tickets and are invited to a special preshowreception with the artists on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.For more information, contact Boxtales Theatre Company at (805)961-3906 or email email@example.com.Santa BarbaraMISSION101STATETo Solvang(34 miles, see page 26)OLIVEANAPAMUANACAPAN SALSIPUEDESCarr WineryE GUITERREZMILPASMONTECITOMargerumCellar 205Santa Barbara Winery SummerlandJaffurs WineryWine CellarsWhitcraftP a c i f i c O c e a n101Stearns Wharf Vintnerswww.winecountrythisweek.com27
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