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WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHHörður HeiðarssonWild Horse Wineryby Michael CervinWild Horse Winery has long been one of the leading winerieson California’s Central Coast. Though they have grown to becomea major force in the production of Central Coast wines, producingnearly 200,000 cases each year, they have remained firmly incontrol of quality and innovation. Wild Horse has a long legacy,starting in the early 1980s when then-owner Ken Volk formed thewinery. Originally set up as a winery that would focus on winesmade from various and diverse appellations around California,Wild Horse has steadily increased its production, quality andconsumer base.It would be easy to assume that because Wild Horse is corporate-ownedthat the quality of the wines might suffer a little. Butsurprisingly, the quality of the wines has actually increased overthe years. “Clay Brock is our General Manager and Director ofWinemaking, and Chrissy Wittmann is also our winemaker,” saystasting room manager Leslie Churchill. “Winemaking here willalways be focused on the great fruit of the Central Coast,” she says.Those fruit sources include Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo andMonterey counties. And since Brock and Wittmann have beenworking together for years, not only solidifying a strong relationshipwith each other, but also with the wines themselves, they areaccustomed to turning out an exceptional array of wines you willnot see anywhere else. Few wineries in California source theirgrapes from such a broad spectrum of vineyards as does WildHorse, but this has allowed them to select grapes from the specificareas they feel best showcase a particular wine or region. Forexample, they can produce a Pinot Noir from three distinctgrowing regions in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties tocreate a powerhouse wine that would not be possible from limitedvineyards. Or, they can secure grape varieties that grow better in acertain area from a certain county. And sourcing grapes fromdiverse regions around the Central Coast also allows access tospecific grapes other wineries do not have. “We are frequentlyplaying around with new wines, such as our new Malbec as well asa great Rosé of Cabernet Franc which was released in late spring,”Churchill says. “Even though Pinot Noirs are what we are knownfor and something that will always be our flagship wine, we don’twant to lose sight of our fantastic estate wines like Blaufrankischand Verdelho. We also make a wonderful Malvasia Bianca,” shenotes. They recently released an Unbridled (Reserve) Malbec and anew Unbridled Pinot Noir (from the famed Righetti Vineyard inEdna Valley). This is exactly why being a large winery can haveamazing benefits.Located in Templeton, they are about five miles off Highway101 on a gently curving and undulating road, reminiscent of acountry road. The drive is rewarded once you turn onto a dirt roadflanked by vines and head toward the winery. A small arbor coversthe walkway and, in season, is full of wisteria flowers. The tastingroom is a modest structure with a low-key feel to it. A simple woodbar stretches out before you and the space is not overly decorated.“Our tasting room is not fancy, but the wines make up for it,” saysChurchill. They have other items for sale, such as condiment8 Find more at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINE COUNTRY NEWSitems, cookbooks, clothing with their iconic horse emblazoned onit and wine themed gift items. They also have picnic tables aroundand under the grape arbor that leads directly into the tasting room.With so many tasting rooms in the Paso Robles area these days,how does Wild Horse seek to compete with the crowded field? “Bystaying true to who we are. By always making top quality winesand providing excellent customer service,” Churchill admits. Theyalso offer a number of special events throughout the year as wellas events for wine club members. Wild Horse’s next event will beHarvest Fest, October 21-23 with a great line up of food, musicand wine.Some of their top quality wines include Viognier, Chardonnayand their Malvasia Bianca, which is a perennial favorite. As forhearty reds, Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot andtheir flagship variety, Pinot Noir are always available. Be certainwhen you visit to try the heirloom varietals they have becomeknown for like Negrette and Blaufrankish; wines you simply willnot find in many places. Their fee structure is simple: $10 for 5tastes and a logo glass, or just $5 without the glass. They usuallyhave about 20 wines open from their everyday drinkers to theirhigh end reserves, all available for you to try. So, just like the wildhorses that still roam the Templeton area, swing on in, free ofconstraints, and taste the best of the California Central Coast.Wild Horse Winery is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call inadvance to find tour schedules (805) 788-6310 or the website atwww.wildhorsewinery.com.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!9


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHPaso RoblesLos OlivosCarina CellarsCarina Cellars owner DavidHardee has turned a passion for foodand wine into a winery dedicated toshowcasing the Central Coast’s qualitiesas a phenomenal winegrowingregion. David, who lives on CarinaCellars’ Westside Paso Robles property,says that he has accumulated hisknowledge of wine over time, “I havebeen drinking and collecting wine allmy life.” As David has traveled torenowned wine regions in France,Austria, Germany, Argentina, Italyand Spain, his confidence in theCentral Coast has weight to it. “TheCentral Coast is where it is at,” Davidsays, “in terms of wine regions in North America.”Carina Cellars had been operating at its Los Olivos location forfive years when David bought the 83-acre property in Paso Robles.He was interested in Paso Robles as “a place to grow the best Rhônevarieties in North America.” Looking at the soil and the climate,David envisioned what now sits on the property: a vineyard ofmainly Rhône varieties thriving in the “very unique microclimate” ofPaso Robles’ west side. Carina Cellars’ vineyard on Adelaida Roadproduces Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Grenache Blanc,Tannat, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, most of which are nowin their fourth or fifth leaf.Twenty-three acres on the Carina Cellars property have beenplanted in grapevines, and each year Carina Cellars produces around2000 cases of wine, much of it estate-grown. With a focus on blends,10Carina Cellars produces about tenwines each year. David explains thatthey produce six core wines whichare fairly consistent from year to year,and then look to the vineyards todictate the remaining blends. He saysthat with these ever-evolving blendsthey “let the wine tell us what to dowith it each year.”One blend that Carina Cellarsproduces each year, and which is abest-seller, is their “7 Percent” wine, ablend of 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier.While blending a white wine with ared wine is not a new technique – asDavid says, “the Romans taught theFrench how to do it in the Northern Rhône 2000 years ago” – thefact that they brag about the 7% is fairly unusual. David finds thatthe Viognier makes the Syrah “more feminine, more elegant” andthat it “smoothes it out.”While Carina Cellars is the vision of owner David Hardee, herelies on the expertise of Winemaker Joey Tensley, with whom he hasbeen working since 2002, to produce the trademark Carina Cellarsblends. Joey is also familiar with winemaking regions worldwideand works as a consultant winemaker for wineries in France andArgentina when he is not working the Central Coast harvest.Carina Cellars strives to produce wines which let the qualities ofeach varietal come through in the wine – as David says, “We don’treally screw with the wines.” To achieve this goal they focus much oftheir attention on the vineyards, and grow low-yield crops each yearFind out more at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINE COUNTRY NEWSto maintain the quality of thegrapes they harvest. For David,“quality control is absolutelyimportant, critical.”The Carina Cellars PasoRobles property, with PasoRobles’ trademark rolling hillsand oak trees, was a walnutranch when David purchased it.It is now home to not only theCarina Cellars vineyards but aproduction facility, tasting roomand guesthouse as well. Thethree-bedroom, two-bath guesthouse,which allows guestssweeping views of thesurrounding area, is available asa vacation rental. Guests areencouraged to take advantage ofthe private vineyard tour offeredto them, and to take a dip in theinfinity pool.Along with their wine-tastingmenu, the Carina Cellars tastingroom offers pairing plates ofcheeses, meats and chocolate tocompliment their wines. Withits focus on fine wines andhospitality, Carina Cellars is areflection of owner DavidHardee’s lifelong passion forfood and wine – just a fewminutes up the road!Carina Cellars is open fortasting Friday- Monday from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3525 AdelaidaRoad in Paso Robles, and dailyfrom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at theirtasting room in Los Olivos. Call(805) 835-9643 for their PasoRobles location or (805) 688-2459 for tasting in Los Olivos.More information is available atwww.carinacellars.com.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com11


CALENDAR OF EVENTS| WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHSAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTYONGOINGBike, Hike and Kayak TripsExplore the amazing outdoor world of the Central Coast Outdoors. Ten uniqueday trips, including bicycling the legendary Pacific Coast Highway, hiking BigSur and kayaking among the profusion of bird life in Morro Bay. All trips includenecessary transportation, a gourmet picnic lunch and knowledgeable guide(s).$79-$119. Bike rentals available. Call for reservations. 888-873-5610ARROYO GRANDEONGOINGWinemakers Choice at Phantom RiversThe first Friday of every month join John & Linda for their Winemakers Choicetasting. John will be pouring his favorites (or mention what you like and we’resure he will open it for you)! 5-7pm, www.phantomrivers.com, 805-481-9463AVILA BEACHONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH THANKSGIVINGArt on the BeachArtists paint & present their work, 10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach PierONGOINGAvila Beach Sea Life Center805-595-7280, www.visitavilabeach.com• Floating Adventures: Students board a real boat to experience the FloatingLaboratory, Marine Biologist for a Day or Whale Watchers programs.• Program Options: Teachers and educators customize programs. The MarineInstitute has created a very comprehensive program with several options.OCTOBER 157th Annual Firestone Walker OaktoberfestThis year’s festival will feature, Beer Olympics, live music from Polka favoritesTrio International and the killer 80's cover band Fast Times, inflatable pubs,food and several beer gardens. 11am, buses available to transport people toand from the event. $20/advance, $25/day-of, $10/designated driverincludes a commemorative half liter beer stein, your first beer and admissioninto the event. 11am-4pm, www.Oaktoberfest.comOCTOBER 15Winemaker Dinner and 10-YearAnniversary Celebrationat Alapay Cellars!Time for great wine, delicious food and socializing. Enjoy light appetizersfollowed by a wonderful 4-course catered meal in the beautiful atmosphere ofthe tasting room. Live guitar music and dancing too! 6:30pm$80, 805-595-2632, info@alapaycellars.com, limited to 32,will sell out.CAYUCOS, CAMBRIA & MORRO BAYOCTOBER 21-23Harvest Wine Festival Weekend at Harmony CellarsHarmony, Enjoy artisan chocolates perfectly paired with Chuck's fruit drivenwines. Library wines and barrel samples, too. Wine and chocolate flightsinclude a logo wine glass. 10am-5pm, $10, $6/club, No reservations805-927-1625, www.HarmonyCellars.comNOVEMBER 12Harvest Winemaker Dinner at Harmony CellarsDine by candlelight in their redwood winery. Chef Russell Thomas of Two Cooksworks closely with Winemaker Chuck to create a multi-course extravaganza.7pm, $138, Book early-sells out! RSVP, www.HarmonyCellars.com, 805-927-1625NOVEMBER 18 - 21Tall Ship Lady WashingtonDockside Tours and Public SailsLady Washington will tie up near the Morro Bay Embarcadero and offer walkontours, three-hour hands-on public adventure sails and dockside educationalprograms for K-12 students. The 112-foot long tall ship, which appeared in the2003 movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, is a replica ofone of the first U.S.-flagged vessels to visit the west coast of North America.www.morrobay.orgNOVEMBER 195th Annual CayucosWine & Food FestivalThe community spirit unfolds within the afternoon filled with a parade, vendorbooths of handcrafted items and culinary foods, wines poured from localwineries and live entertainment. Cheers! 4-8pm, $25805-235-0191, www.frolickingfrogwine.comPASO ROBLESONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSPinot Noir Blending Seminarat Wild Horse WineryTempleton – Learn the art of blending wine. Experience first hand what beinga winemaker is all about. Sample Pinot Noirs from the Central Coast AVA andlearn what terroir truly means. Each participant creates their own blend to takehome. $50, $35/wine club. By appointment 11am or 2pm, Limit 10RSVP, 805-434-2541 ext. 15, email leslie.churchill@wildhorsewinery.comONGOING TUESDAYSIndulge Level 4 Winery FeatureDowntown Paso Robles – A different winery each week. All wines will beavailable by the glass with a carefully paired sampler. 6-9pm, 805-237-2111ONGOING WEDNESDAYSThomas Hill OrganicsWinemaker DinnerThomas Hill Organics pairs up with a local winery to showcase the best flavorsof the Central Coast. Enjoy delicious food paired with fantastic wine.805-226-5888, www.thomashillorganics.comONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSPatio Food Pairingsat Opolo VineyardsJoin them on the patio every Saturday and Sunday for delicious gourmet pizzasfrom their wood burning oven, or for Opolo's signature Cevapcici sandwiches,all paired with excellent Opolo wines. Cheers!12-4pm, $16 - $18/pp, 805-238-9593, www.opolo.comONGOING SATURDAYSTours & Tastings at Eberle WineryVIP Tastings by appointment, $25. Complimentary cave tours every half hour805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.comONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAYSFree Cooking Showat Idler’s Hospitality CateringFood samples, wine & entertainment featuring wineries and special guests5:30pm, 805-238-7979, www.hospitalitycatering.netONGOING FRIDAYSWine Down at HearthstoneEnjoy music and light appetizers. Different musicians play and the BBQ will be lit.Winemaker Paul has several food and wine pairings he cannot wait to have youtaste! Coming into town for the weekend, stop by before dinner, or if you are localcame enjoy yourself after a long work week! This week’s performers & appetizersat www.facebook.com/HearthstoneWines, 805-238-2544FIRST SATURDAYWine & the ArtsJoin 6 wineries and 4 art galleries on a downtown wine and art walk. Each monthfeatures a new artist with live music. Light appetizers, wine by the glass and winetasting available. 5-7pm, 805-237-9009, www.ortmanfamilyvineyards.comEVERY OTHER SATURDAYLive Music at Vina RoblesThey invite you to slow down from your week, sit back and enjoy live music -all while savoring award-winning Vina Robles wines. Music complimentary.1-4pm, No RSVP necessary. Wine for purchase & tastings available.805-227-4812, www.vinarobles.comMOST SATURDAYSFirst Crush Paso Wine 101First Crush Wine Workshop at Silver Horse – A fun and informative introductionto Paso Robles wine country, its wines, how they're made and how to tastethem. Includes winery and vineyard tour, barrel tasting, educational tastingand complimentary Silver Horse & Tassajara tastings. 11am-1pm$25, $20/Crush members, RSVP, 877- 82-CRUSH, www.firstcrushwinemaking.comONGOING 3RD SUNDAYSFunday Sundayat Silver Horse WineryJoin them for pizza made by the culinary talented Silver Horse & Tassajara staff.Live music, spectacular wines & just a good time! 4-7pmwww.silverhorse.com, 805-467-9463ONGOING SUNDAYSLive Music at SculpterraLive entertainment sponsored by "Songwriters At Play." 1-4pm, freewww.sculpterra.comONGOING FIRST THURSDAYDate Night Concert Series at La BellaseraEnjoy live music in an intimate setting in La Bellasera's beautiful conferenceroom. 7pm, $15, 805-238-2834, www.labellasera.comONGOING EVERY FRIDAY NIGHTOpen Mic Songwriters & Comedian NightBBQ, beer, wine & soda available for purchase. Bring your own chair, all ageswelcome. 6-9pm, free, Stacked Stone Cellars, Paso Robles, 805-238-7872ONGOING15 Degrees C Wine Shop & BarTempleton, 805-434-1554• Wednesday: Happy Hour, $3 glasses of wine & beer, 5-7pm• Thursday: Spanish Tapas Nite, each tapa is $2, 5-7pm• Friday: Oyster Bar, Champagne, Bubbles galore! Orders must be in by 7pmONGOINGGo BallooningEnjoy incredible views of the wine country of Paso Robles, Atascadero, SanMiguel and Templeton. You float along at 2-3 miles per hour from an altitudeof a few feet up to several thousand feet above the ground. 1-4 passengers pertrip. Weather permitting. Call for reservations. 805-458-1530ONGOING FRIDAYSFriday Fun Nites at Rio SecoMusic and extended wine tasting. Memorable, family-friendly evenings ofgood food, fine wines, great music and fun people all summer long.$10/BBQ tickets, under 12/free. RSVP, 805-237-8884ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBERFriday Night Sunset Happy Hour at Mondo CellarsWine by the glass and by the bottle. Enjoy live entertainment and reasonablypriced gourmet catered appetizers. 5pm till Sunset. No cover charge.Winery, Bed & Breakfast and Event Facility, www.mondocellars.comOCTOBER 8Harvest Moon Ancestor DinnerHalter Ranch Vineyard, Historic Barn, A tradition in celebration of their EstateReserve; Ancestor. Will feature older vintages of Ancestor from the wine library.Chef Jeffrey Scott returns to create another wonderful meal paired with theirwines. 6pm, $135, RSVP, 805-226-9455www.halterranch.com, info@halterranch.comOCTOBER 9Honoring a Legacy at J. LohrPaso Robles Wine Center, Celebrating 10 years in Paso Robles. Winery tours,special tastings and a silent auction benefitting the Donna Van Noy BreastCancer Fund. 10% of the day’s total sales will be donated plus an additionaltwo dollars on special bottles. Complimentary, 11am to 2pm, tours 11:30am,12:30 and 1:30pm. RSVP 805-239-8900 for tours.OCTOBER 14-16Crush Encounter IIIKicks off with a Friday night winemaker dinner. Enjoy the Saturday Pick, Sip,Stomp and Crush, along with the Sunday Brunch and Bottle session. Plus takehome three bottles of premium Paso Robles wine from your First Crush. Alsoenjoy a four-course winemaker dinner at a beautiful Paso Robles winery.$745, $670.50/Crush Club memberwww.firstcrushwinemaking.com, 877-82-CRUSHOCTOBER 14-15J. Lohr Wine Club Harvest TripJ. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center and Hilltop Vineyard, hosted by Steve Lohr.Beginning with a Harvest Welcome Dinner at the Wine Center on Friday night.6:30pm. Saturday continues with breakfast in Hilltop Vineyard, a tour of thevineyards via the Paso Robles wine trolley, a winery tour where you’ll see thearrival of the 2011 vintage firsthand, a barbecue lunch and a fascinating afternoonseminar. Until 3pm. Always sells out.RSVP, 805-226-3641, lmarble@jlohr.comOCTOBER 15, 22Crush Encounter IHave fun while learning about wine! Get a first-hand look at how wine grapesare harvested and crushed while taking part in the action. Each weekend has aspecial theme to set the stage for a fun and educational day of winemaking.$255, $229.50/Crush Club memberwww.firstcrushwinemaking.com, 877-82-CRUSH12 More events at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | CALENDAR OF EVENTSOCTOBER 15-16, 22-23Crush Encounter IIThe two-day Wine Grape Escape that lets you Pick, Crush, Sip, Stomp & Bottlewine to take home. Includes two days of wine country fun in Paso Robles plusthree bottles of featured wineries' wine from your First Crush.$465, $418.50/Crush Club memberwww.firstcrushwinemaking.com, 877-82-CRUSHOCTOBER 154th Annual Pianetta PaloozaAt Pianetta Vineyard, BBQ, live band, dancing, cornhole, barrel tasting and 40-50% off all cases! Good food, good wine and good times! Transportation isavailable for an additional fee. 2-6pm, $45/$35 members, $30/ Elite membersRSVP, 805-226-4005, www.Pianettawinery.com, caitlin@pianettawinery.comOCTOBER 15Richard Smith & Julie AdamsSLOFolks Indoor Concert at CastoroRichard Smith has an incredible range of musical styles from country, bluegrass,mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock, to classical guitar. Julie Adams is one ofthe most diverse cellists on the music scene today. Show 7:30pm doors open at6:30pm, $20, 1-888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.comOCTOBER 15Tasting Event Benefits St. JudeChildren's Research HospitalLe Vigne Winery, Taste some of the Central Coast's best wine, beer and foodwhile listening to live music at Le Vigne Winery in Paso Robles.1-5pm, $50. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Visit http://buytickets.at/gilbane-cares for more information and to buy tickets.OCTOBER 16Harvest MarathonCourse starts and finishes at La Vigne Winery and will offer beautiful views ofthe Paso Robles countryside and grape vineyards at harvest time. Waterstations and port-a-potties will be available throughout the course.7:30am, E-mail: PasoMarathon@yahoo.comJulie Opheim at 1-877-264-6979, www.PasoRoblesMarathon.comOCTOBER 16Cioppino & Vino at Le VigneA benefit for the Paso Robles Children's Museum. Sample delicious cioppinocreations from local chefs and vote for your favorite. Wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, live music by CC and Tommy Lee, silent auction and raffle. 1-4pmwww.pasokids.orgOCTOBER 20-234 Days of Harvest Celebrationat Orchid Hill Vineyardwww.orchidhillwine.com, 805-237-7525, tastingroom@orchidhillwine.comFree/OH Members, $20/non members advance for all 4 days• Thur: Enjoy samples of "Osso Bucco" a slow roasted stew dish they pair withtheir Award winning Syrahs, 5-7pm, $5/includes wine tasting• Fri: Celebrating their award winning FIRST's First Rose', First White Blend,First Red Blend! Delicious pairings, 5-7pm, $10/includes wine tasting• Sat: Showcase flagship wines Pinot Noir and Zinfandel-Primi, Pairing withSmoked Salmon, Creamy Cheeses, Spicy Zin Meatballs and Zin Brownies!2-6pm, $10/includes wine tasting• Sun: Limited Quantity Library Wines on their "One of a Kind" table at "Oncein a Lifetime Prices" Paired with "Original Cheese Pairings."12-4pm, $5/includes wine tastingOCTOBER 21-23Harvest Wine Festival WeekendEach year, throughout the third weekend in October, Paso Robles Wine Countryopens its doors and invites you into the vineyard and onto the crush pad toexperience the breadth of activities surrounding the busiest time of year. Thepersonalities of wine country guide you through the challenges and victories ofthe season that is truly like none other.805-226-4005, www.pasowine.com/events/harvest.phpOCTOBER 21Harvest Fest Winemaker Dinnerin the Caves at EberleAfter Gary Eberle ate at Chef Cindy Hutson’s restaurant, he can attest this willbe a fabulous meal from an outstanding chef! Cindy and her partner Delius arereturning to Eberle Winery for one of their most anticipated dinners of theyear. 6:30om, $150/pp; $120/Cellar Club MembersRSVP, 805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com, dinner@eberlewinery.comOCTOBER 21-23Harvest Festivalat Calcareous Vineyard805-239-0289, john@calcareous.com, www.calcareous.com• Sat-Sun: Sample award winning wines. Lunch available from 12-3pm• Fri: Farm to Table Harvest Dinner – RSVP, 6pm, $75, $55/wine club• Sun: Harvest with winemaker, Jason Joyce, 8am, Breakfast follows. $25Free/wine club, RSVPOCTOBER 21-23Harvest Festival at Castoro1-888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com• Fri: Barefoot Barrels Bash with "The Barflyz" andThomas Hill Organics.6:30-•9:30pm, $45, $35/wine club, $40/guest of wine club. Call for tickets• Sat-Sun: Open House–Sip, Stomp & Swing, Soul Sauce live from 1-4pm$5, Free/wine club,10am- 5:30pmOCTOBER 21-23Harvest Festival at Jada805- 226-4200, www.jadavineyard.com, info@jadavineyard.com• Fri: Jada’s 4th Annual “Harvest Party". Jada’s new releases and old favoritesplus live-music and catering by Piazzo Bistro. $35, 6-9pm, RSVP• Sat-Sun: Harvest Festival Weekend Celebration continues. 11am-5pm$10 tasting fee includes wine and gourmet cheese pairing plus a Jada crystallogo glass to take home with you.OCTOBER 21-23Harvest Festival at J Lohr805-239-8900, kim@jlohr.com. www.jlohr.com• Fri: Friday night 5-course dinner by Chef Charlie. 6:30-9:30pm, $75,$65/wine club, RSVP• Sat: Harvest Evening in the Barrel Room–Taste, enjoy wood-fired pizzas byCahoot’s Catering. Buffet Dinner. 5:30-8:30pm, $40$35/wine club, RSVP• Sun: Cheese Pairing Seminar and Lunch Buffet– by Danika of Vivant FineCheese. Buffet by Jeffry’s Catering.12-3pm, $45, $40/wine club, RSVPOCTOBER 21-23Harvest Festival with J & J Cellarswww.jjcellars.com, 805-467-2891, great case discounts all weekend!• Sat. Afternoon: Pianist Mark Pietri will entertain you as you wine taste orenjoy a glass of wine. Cheese & Fruit Plates available for purchase. 12-4pm• Sat. Evening - Enjoy a glass of wine and the Koles & Love Notes. $10Blankets and low lawn chairs welcome! Food available for purchase.• Sun. Sip: Juliet Fiero North Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine complement aPetite Brunch al Fresco. Melodic piano sounds of Paso Robles' amazing,young artists amidst a lovely vineyard setting. $5/glassOCTOBER 21-23Winery Harvest Festival at Le Vigne805-227-4000, www.levignewinery.com, info@levignewinery.com• Fri: The Best Cheese Pairing at a California Winery and Gourmet ChocolatePairing. 11am-6pm, Complimentary-$15,• Sat-Sun: 11am-6pm–Barrel tasting, appetizers, gourmet cheese pairings.• Sat: 6:30-9:30pm– Five course paired Winemaker Dinner with Master ItalianChef Walter Filippini & Celebrity Chef Robert VanHouten. $80, RSVPOCTOBER 21-23Harvest Festivalat Niner Wine Estates805-226-4874, info@ninerwine.come.Taste while enjoying live music and gourmet cheese plates. Tour their Heart HillVineyard & LEED-Certified gravity fruit-delivery winery with 2010 Winemakerof the Year, Amanda Cramer. Saturday/1pm, Sunday/11am, $35, RSVPOCTOBER 21-23Opolo’s Famous Harvest Party805-238-9593, www.opolo.com• Fri-Sat: Grape stomping, ethnic folk dancing, gypsy serenades, fine food,wine. $95, $85/wine club, RSVP• Sat-Sun: Festival Patio BBQ–firing up the barbeque and preparing authentic,south-of-the-border lunch/ $12, wine tasting/$5, Free/membersOCTOBER 21-23Harvest Wine Festival at RangelandJoin them at Thacher Winery where they’ll be giving sneak peaks of theirrecently bottled 2009 wines along with samples of the 2011 vintage.805-674-9232, www. adelaidasprings.comOCTOBER 21-23Harvest Weekend at Robert Hall805-239-1616 ext 24, events@roberthallwinery.com• Fri-Sun: Celebrate harvest and enjoy a sampling of Cavern Club wines!• Sat: Lobster Fest–Ticket includes 1.5-2lb lobster plus jambalaya and more,plus a glass of wine $75, $65/Cavern Club, RSVPPost your events at www.WineCountryThisMonth.comOCTOBER 22Best of the WestJoin the owners and winemakers from this eclectic group of 17 Far Out Wineriesfor an educational seminar, wine tasting and a whole lot of fun! Each winerywill showcase their 'favorite' wine of the year as they impart insight into theirwinemaking philosophy and vineyard operation. It is sure to be an impressivelineup of wines! Attendees will be wowed and amazed by the insight, candorand often times amusing banter between the panel participants as they discusstheir wines and experiences in the "far out" hills of westside Paso Robles.10am-1pm, $55 includes seminar, tasting and appetizers.21 & over only please. info@faroutwineries.com, 805-237-0087OCTOBER 22Harvest Festival An Evening in theVineyard at Edward SellersDance the night away with Gruvethin. Enjoy a night "In the Vineyard" as theypresent their authentic Paso Robles BBQ with all of the bounty of Fall.6:30-9:30pm. RSVP, $75, $45/Cellar Club members, kcarson@edwardsellers.com805-239-8915, www.edwardsellers.comOCTOBER 22Harvest Festival Winemaker Dinnerat Hunt CellarsDinner with David Hunt. Six-course dinner paired with eight award-winningwines. 6:30, $90, seating limited, RSVP, 805-237-1600, www.huntcellars.comOCTOBER 22A Passport toWine and Food Fusion with EosTravel the world of 6 wines paired with 6 heavy appetizers all from a differentcountry. Live music. 4-7pm, $20, $16/wine club members. Includes the logoglass. RSVP, 805-591-8050, www.eosvintage.com, info@eosvintage.comOCTOBER 22Blending Party at HearthstoneWinemaker Paul will be sharing his secrets to blending the Lodestone at thisspecial event. Make your own Lodestone blending a bottle of Syrah, Grenacheand Mourvedre to take home. A prize for the best tasting blend. A BBQ-styledinner in a relaxed setting included. Stay and mingle with Paul over dinner in arelaxed setting. $76, $52/wine club memberswww.hearthstonevineyard.com, RSVP, 805-238-2544OCTOBER 22Harvest Festival at RiverStarGood ol' fashioned grape stomp! A RiverStar Commerative Harvest FestivalGrape Stomp T-Shirt, $15. "Blend in" with Winermaker/Owner Ed Dutton -custom wine blending & custom labels. $25, $15/Stargazers (includes food).Sabrett's New York Franks & Deli-Style Corned-Beef Sandwiches, $10 - includesglass of wine. Also open Friday 10/21 and Sunday 10/22 for your Wine Tastingpleasure. 11am - 5pmOCTOBER 22Golden Oak Festival, Chili Cook Off and Battle of theGarage BandsDowntown City Park, 80+ vendors offer everything from garden art, handmadejewelry, and birdhouses to antique glassware and more. Taste local restaurantyummy chili and beer at the Cook Off and Beer Garden. At 4 pm the Battle ofthe Garage Bands begins. 9am-3pm, 805-238-4103OCTOBER 22Grape Stomp & Dinner at Falcon Nest WinerySteak, salad, potato, corn-on-the-cob, cream puffs. $25 (tax & wine notincluded), RSVP, 805-226-0257, info@falconnestwinery.comwww.falconnestwine.netOCTOBER 22Peachy Canyon Winery Harvest CelebrationSip your favorite Peachy wines while rocking out to the music of Wild Anderson.The crew from 10th St Basque Café will be making their award winning Paellaright before your eyes. $20, $15/wine club. Includes music, food & logo glass.Music from 12-3pm. Blankets & lawn chairs welcome!RSVP, 805-239-1918, www.peachycanyon.comOCTOBER 22Harvest Winemaker’s Barbecue at Ortman FamilyTake a thematic step back to the 1970s as they serve up fine wine along withvintage fun. Retro pop music (think Sonny & Cher), library wine tastings andsavings on select wine purchases. Don your bell-bottoms and join them asWinemaker Matt Ortman fires up the grill. 11am-3pm, $15, $10/wine clubRSVP, 805-237-9009, Info@OrtmanWines.com, www.OrtmanWines.com13


CALENDAR OF EVENTS| WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHOCTOBER 22-23Harvest Festival at CinquainThey'll be open Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm. This is a great time to visitwithout having to make an appointment. www.cinquaincellars.comOCTOBER 22-23Halter Ranch Tasting RoomPasciuto’s roasted pizza. Tours for the first time this harvest! 11am-5pm dailyFree/wine club and up to 3 guests. 805-226-9455, www.halterranch.comOCTOBER 22-23Downunder Harvest Party at CroadThe Kiwi winery with awesome views is honoring the Downundercountries,New Zealand & Australia. Breakout your best Kiwi & Aussie accents & jokes,then join us for a real fair dinkum Downunder Bash! Banger stand, Roo rolls,Kiwi lamb sammies, NZ cheeses & vegemite tasting bar.• Entertainment: Digeridoo contest, Kiwi tattoo station.• Live Music: Saturday - Local legend, The Jill Knight Band! Sunday - T.B.A• Specials: Award winning wine case specials$10/tasting; $20/food & tasting; free/wineclub. Entertainment for all.11am-5pm, www.croadvineyards.com, 805-226-9899OCTOBER 23Cavern Club ExtravaganzaPort Pairing at Robert HallEnjoy the fall colors on our garden terrace with a flight of their vintage Portsthrough the years, paired with a cigar and a gourmet pairing platter. All arewelcome this year! 11am-4pm, $25, Complimentary/Cavern Clubwww.roberthallwinery.com, RSVP, 805-239-1616 ext. 13OCTOBER 23Harvest Feast at Falcon Nest WinerySteak, salad, potato, corn-on-the-cob, cream puffs.12-7pm, $25 (tax & winenot included), Additional a la carte items, i.e. pizza may be purchased.RSVP, 805- 226-0257, info@falconnestwinery.com, www.falconnestwine.netOCTOBER 27Lady Gouda Goes to IrelandJoin them as Jean Higgins–a.k.a. “Lady Gouda”–of Di Raimondo’s ItalianMarket & Cheese Shop pairs five Ortman wines with five artisan cheeses fromIreland. $15, $7.50/wine club, includes wine, cheese and sea-salted baguette.6-7:30pm, Space is limited, RSVP, 805-237-9009, Info@OrtmanWines.comOCTOBER 28-3046 East Halloween Poker RunThe Wineries of 46 East are holding their annual Poker Run on HalloweenWeekend! All players will draw a card at each winery visited - visit all 12 for thebest possible chance to win. The three best hands will receive 46E prizes(including tours, lodging and wine). Animal ambassadors from Zoo to You ineach tasting room. Wear a costume and receive special offers from the wineries.Benefits local non-profit wildlife educators Zoo To You.$20, must be 21 to play. www.pasorobleswinerieseast.comOCTOBER 28-30Grand Harvest Tour de VinGet a taste of what winemaking is really like! Luxury, "backstage pass" to thePaso Robles wine industry. Learn about wine from "berry to bottle" throughbehind-the-scenes vineyard and winery tours, hands-on wine experiences,educational wine tastings and food pairings. Sip, savor and learn about premiumPaso Robles' wines, spectacular wine country cuisine and the opportunity tomeet winemakers, owners, growers and chefs. $745, $670.50/Crush Clubwww.firstcrushwinemaking.com, 877-82-CRUSHOCTOBER 29Halloween Dinner Party at Falcon Nest Winery“Witches & Ghouls Night Out!” Buffet Dinner: appetizer, salad, roast chicken,chocolate mousse cake. After dinner fun includes spell casting, witch cackling…andmore fun! Open 7pm, dinner 7:30pm, $25 (tax & wine not included)RSVP, 805-226-0257, info@falconnestwinery.com, www.falconnestwine.netOCTOBER 30Calcareous Canine Costume ContestThe canine employees at Calcareous Vineyard extend a special invitation tocome out for the 2nd Annual Calcareous Canine Costume Contest. Dog treatswill be served and prizes include a magnum for first place.1-3pm, Complimentary, 805-239-0289, www.calcareous.comNOVEMBER 5Cioppino, Under The Starsat Silver HorseCiopinno and other sea-faring dishes will be paired for your pleasure withwines from both Tassajara Cellars and Silver Horse Winery.5:30-9pm, 805-467-9463, steve@silverhorse.comNOVEMBER 10-132011 Paderewski FestivalThe 20th anniversary of the Festival in Paso Robles. Concerts of solo piano, jazzand chamber music, an exhibit of Paderewski memorabilia, celebrations oflocal young musicians and lectures by experts are planned. Once again, theFestival will honor Paderewski’s initiative to bring music to fellow Californiansby making all concerts during the 2011 Paderewski Festival free of charge.RSVP, www.paderewskifest.com, tickets@paderewskifest.comNOVEMBER 11-12Paso Garagiste Festival UncoversEmerging Artisan WinemakersWindfall Farms, Featuring high-quality, cutting-edge, small productionwineries that produce fewer than 1,200 cases a year, this festival bringstogether many of the best and most innovative winemakers in California,pouring their hard-to-find wines and sharing their knowledge with passionatewine consumers. www.pasogaragiste.com, doug@pasogaragiste.comPISMO BEACH/SHELL BEACHONGOING FIRST SUNDAYS THROUGH NOVEMBER 6Art in the Park at Dinosaur CavesDinosaur Caves Park, Shell Beach – 125+ vendors including: glass, sculpture,textiles, jewelry, pottery, fine art, furniture, gourmet food, bath and beauty.Live music, onsite massage, children’s activities, international food booths,coffee and pastries. 10am-4pm, free, dogs welcome, picnics encouraged!www.artintheparkshellbeach.com, 805-704-8128OCTOBER 15-16Clam FestivalA community tradition since 1946, the Pismo Beach Clam Festival features alive parade, beer garden, clam chowder cook-off, wine tasting, surf contest,sandcastle contest, food, music and more. 800-443-7778OCTOBER 27-3035th Annual Pismo BeachJubilee by the Sea Jazz FestivalThis premier West Coast jazz event features many of the most sought-aftertraditional jazz bands from across the nation. It features 20 bands and severalguest artists performing at five venues, all connected by a shuttle bus system.New Orleans-style jazz, big band performances, dancing, food and beverages.www.pismojazz.com, 805-481-7840SAN LUIS OBISPOONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYSMaster the Art of Wine and Cheeseat Tolosa WineryFour cheeses are served using only artisan and/or farmstead products. Wine ispaired with each cheese, utilizing the principles of balance and harmony.11am-4pm, RSVP, 805-782-0500, www.tolosawinery.comONGOING SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYSSummer Music Sessions at LaetitiaListen to beautiful sounds while you sip in the tasting room. 1-4pmwww.laetitiawine.comONGOINGHearst Castle ToursLed by an experienced guide, tour Hearst Castle and encounter first-hand the majestyand beauty of this historical treasure. 800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.orgONGOING FRIDAY EVENINGS THROUGH FALLSips & Songs at Claiborne & ChurchillEnjoy the beautiful Central Coast evenings while sipping on some good wine,enjoying local food and live music. 5:30-7:30pm, www.claibornechurchill.comOCTOBER 8Pinot Noir Experience at TalleyTour Rosemary's Vineyard to learn the source of one their acclaimed wines.Meet the vintner Brian Talley, taste what the vineyard has to offer and the past,present and future pinot noirs. 10:30am-1:00pm, $50, $40/wine club.RSVP, 805-489-0446 x25, guestservices@talleyvineyards.comOCTOBER 15Women And The Hourglass Seriesat Wood WineryWood Winery & Ranch, Morro Bay artist Marylou Falstreau created this serieshonoring women around the world with her beautiful art and inspirationalmessages. Series complete in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Herpaintings and prints on display, food, live music, wine, friends and family.12-3pm, $30, $20/wine club Includes all food, wine & entry for prizes BenefitsNational Breast Cancer Foundation, www.wildwoodwine.com, 805-595-9663OCTOBER 15Edna Valley Vineyard Barrel TalkA Learning ExperienceStart your afternoon with a Private Wine Tasting with their Director of Wine,Harry Hansen. Then into the cellar where you will learn about viniculture. Afterthe tour a relaxing yet casual box lunch on the patio with Harry as wine talkwill continue. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a light coat.11:30am-2:30pm, $35, RSVP, 544-5855 x 42, www.ednavalley.comOCTOBER 22The 19th AnnualWiggle Waggle Walk for WoodsKick off your weekend at Edna Valley Vineyard. After work gather your friends toplay bocce ball, corn hole, croquet, sip wine and share appetizers while relaxingto the beat of live music. The coastal evenings await you. No outside food oralcohol. www.ednavalleyvineyard.comOCTOBER 22Astronomy Night: A Wine Drinker'sGuide to the GalaxyYou don't want to miss Astronomy Night at Claiborne & Churchill! Enjoy wineand appetizers while watching stunning pictures from the Hubble Telescope aswell as viewing the moon, stars, planets and other celestial objects.www.claibornechurchill.com, 805-544-4066NOVEMBER 4-6SLO Rockin' Harvest CelebrationGrand Tasting & AuctionThe 21st annual Celebration is an exhibition of local award-winning wines andflavors! Explore San Luis Obispo and discover the culinary treasures of theirunique region. www.slowine.com, 805-541-5868• Fri: a variety of winemaker socials and dinners.• Sat: “Back stage passes” kick off the day at 11am. Sample special limitedreserve wines, poured during this hour only. $95, Early bird tickets limited.• Sat: Avila Beach Golf Resort, Over 60 wineries and restaurants from the SanLuis Obispo region are featured. Winemakers, local chefs and wine lovers sharethe fruits of their labor and passion for the art of winemaking. Be entertainedby the winemakers as they show off their lifestyle auction lots. Live music fromthe Winemaker's Band, ‘The Crushtones’, a group formed especially for lastyear’s Annual Event. 12-3pm, $80Table of 8/$800 front row private table at the auction, VIP service and backstage passes• Sun: Hit the SLO Wine trail for wine, food and entertainment once again attheir individual wineries. Grand Tasting ticket gives free access wineries. Wearyour all access bracelet from the main event on Saturday, bring your wine glasswith you, and rock 2 days straight with SLO Wineries.NOVEMBER 4Harvest Dinnerat Edna Valley VineyardAn evening of great wines, friends, fun and fabulous food. A five course menuby Two Cooks Catering. Edna Valley Vineyard will show case their finest winesavailable. Don't miss out on the fun. 6-10pm$85, $80/Club Edna/Founders, RSVP, 805-544-5855 x 42NOVEMBER 4Harvest CelebrationWinemaker Dinner at LaetitiaJoin them at the scenic Estate House for celebrating the end of harvest.6:30-9pm, $115, $100/wine club, RSVP, 805-474-7641NOVEMBER 6Harvest Open House Celebrationat Edna ValleyIn conjunction with the San Luis Obispo Vintners Association, will be open foran afternoon of handcrafted wine, great food and live music. Their 4th annual“Throwdown”. Bring friends and come celebrate Harvest. 12-4pm$10 Complimentary/Club Edna/Founders & SLO Vintner’s wrist bandsNOVEMBER 6Harvest Open House Celebration atLaetitiaCome enjoy live music, light snacks and gondola rides through the vineyard.Until 4pm, $10, free/wineclub and wrist bands, www.laetitiawine.com14 More events at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | CALENDAR OF EVENTSNOVEMBER 6Harvest Open House Celebrationat Talley VineyardsWine tasting, food, and music! Free for SLO Harvest with bracelet$10, $5/wine club, www.talleyvineyards.comSANTA BARBARA COUNTYLOMPOC/BUELLTONFIRST THURSDAYWine & Culture in the GhettoFlying Goat Cellars co-owners Norm Yost and Kate Griffith host these events tointroduce locals to the wine community. 4:30-6:30pm, 805-737-GOATNOVEMBER 124th Annual Vino de SueñosSanta Ynez Valley Marriott, Buellton, A unique event planned and supported bya group of local premium winemakers. Vino de Sueños is the brand name forthe wine series released each year at the annual event. This year 20 premiumwineries will be donating wine to be tasted and sold exclusively under the Vinode Sueños label at the release celebration. Each wine label includes a reproductionof an original art piece donated by local and regional artists. Benefits vineyardand farm workers through the auspices of People Helping People (PHP).3-6pm, $45/includes a 14 ounce Vino de Sueños logo glass,www.vinodesuenos.com, 805-686-0295LOS OLIVOS/FOXEN CANYONONGOING WEDNESDAYSEvening with the Winemaker at Los Olivos Cafe$15, 805-688-7265, 5-6pm, www.losolivoscafe.comSANTA BARBARAONGOING SUNDAYSSanta Barbara Arts & Crafts ShowFor 44 years featuring all types of art, crafts & jewelry with 200+ artists andcraftsman. East Beach Pier, 10am–dusk, 805-897-1982, www.sbaacs.comONGOING FRIDAYSWine Tasting at East Beach WineHosted by a winemaker, winery owner or wine broker. 8 -10 wines to taste.4-7pm, contact for current host listing, 805-691-1020, www.eastbeachwine.comOCTOBER 232nd AnnualSanta Barbara Chowder Fest!Playboy Mansion’s Executive Chef William S. Bloxsom-Carter has agreed to judgeSanta Barbara Chowder Fest, along with Santa Barbara’s very own Chef EdieRobertson formerly Executive chef & co-owner of the Sojourner Café and foodcritic and author Michael Cervin. Proceeds benefit Legal Aid Foundation of SantaBarbara County. $65/before September 15, $75/afterwww.sbchowderfest.com, 805-963-6754 x104SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYONONGOINGFriday Night Wine Downat Costa de OroGreat way to start your weekend! Enjoy live music, wine tasting and cheeseplates. 4:30-7:30pm, 805-922-1468, www.cdowinery.comONGOING EVERY OTHER SATURDAYSummer Music Seriesat Costa de OroEvery other Saturday through Summer they will host a special, out of townmusical guest. Each musician brings their own blend of original music.6-8pm, www.cdowinery.comOCTOBER 7-10Celebration of Harvestwww.sbcountywines.com/events, see for further details• Oct. 7-10: The Vintners’Visa is a four-day pass to 12 participating wineries,each of whom are pulling out all the stops just for Vintners’Visa holders.The Vintners' Visa can be used at participating wineries from Friday throughMonday so make it a long weekend! $35• Oct. 8: Rancho Sisquoc Winery, Santa Maria, Join 100+ members of the Vintners’Association as they take a break from our harvest duties to celebrate theBounty of the County, and the harvest of the 2011 vintage! 1-4 pm, $65• Combo ticket for both, $90.OCTOBER 9Solomon Hills Vineyards Vineyard WalkGet a personal tour of Solomon Hills Vineyard from Chris Hammell, Wine & Spirits'2010 Grower of the Year and Director of Vineyard Operations for the famedSolomon Hills and Bien Nacido Vineyards. Joining Chris on the tour is the newSolomon Hills/Bien Nacido Vineyards General Manager and Winemaker TreyFletcher, former associate winemaker at Domaine Alfred/Chamisal and Littorai.RSVP, www.shop.smvwines.comNOVEMBER 29Niner Wine Estate WinemakerDinner at Central City MarketJoin Amanda Cramer and the team from Central City Market. 6-9pmSANTA YNEZONGOINGArt at Artiste WineryEach quarter, Artiste releases two new wines with impressionist painted labelsfrom the brushes of their featured artist. 805-686-2626 www.artiste.comOCTOBER 8Harvest Moon RoundupSanta Ynez Valley Historical Museum Carriage House, As the big Harvest Moonrises, enjoy tantalizing hors d’oeuvres to pair with the extraordinary wines oftheir member wineries. Followed by a delectable BBQ dinner with awardwiningwines in the historic ambiance of the Museum Carriage House Dancingto the Territorial Law band. 6pm, Reception; 7pm, Dinnerwww.syvwinecountry.com, 800-563-3183NOVEMBER 5Autumn on the TrailCome enjoy the fruits of harvest with a visit to the member wineries located inthe beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. On Sunday, November 6, bring your passport toany of our wineries for additional complimentary tasting. Make it a weekend inWine Country! 11am-4pm, $35, www.syvwinecountry.comSOLVANGONGOING THURSDAYSWandering Dog Wine Bar presentsBlind Tasting ThursdayChallenge your palate and learn about wine at the same time! Every weekfeatures different varietals, regions, etc. No reservations required. 4-7pm, $15Must be 21, 805-686-9126, www.wanderingdogwinebar.comONGOING EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAYLive Music in the Tasting Roomat Sort This Out CellarsKeep a lookout for special band performances that you won't want to miss!www.sortthisoutcellars.com, 805-688-1717ONGOING FIRST SATURDAYSNate Latta and His RockabillyRevue at Sort This out CellarsAn evening of Hootenanny proportions (at least what they can fit into a 10x10corner of the tasting room). Come out for some uninhibited musical fun andenjoy wine specials and giveaways. www.sortthisoutcellars.comONGOINGTuesday Evening Wine Classesat Wandering Dog• Oct 18-Wine and Cheeses of Italy: Learn about a variety of Italian winespaired with exotic Italian cheeses. (+$12)• Nov 1-South Africa: Along with Chenin Blanc and Pinotage, South Africa iscarving a niche for itself with hearty reds and interesting whites.• Nov 15-Sparkling & Champagne: They will be sampling a variety of stylesand regions and learning the intricate process of how sparkling wine is made.6-7:30pm, $35, $25/Wine Society & Industry, unless otherwise noted.RSVP, 805.686.9126, wines@wanderingdogwinebar.comScan theQR Code formore events!Email your upcoming event information toLaurie@WineCountryThisWeek.comFor best results, submit informationat least 6 weeks prior to your event.Post your events at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com15


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHWinemaker Profile: Edna Valley VineyardJosh Bakerby Michael CervinEdna Valley Vineyard is one of the most popular wineries along theCalifornia Coast and a lot of that is due to the talents of winemaker,Josh Baker. Baker, who received his Bachelor of Science degree inbiology from the University of the Pacific, actually started his career inthe wine industry as a microbiologist for E&J Gallo Winery, thoughwas uncertain of the long-term prospects of the wine industry. “Iwanted to be part of the whole process, from selecting the grapes tobringing out different nuances in a blend,” he says. “I had the sciencedown, but I wanted to develop my own artistic approach to winemaking.”He got that chance in 2008 when he moved into the winemakerposition at Edna Valley.Walk into Edna Valley Vineyard’s tasting room and you’ll findViognier, Zinfandel, dessert wines, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay,Pinot Gris and many other wines. But what many people don’trealize is that Edna Valley Vineyard produces 17 different limitedproduction wines found only in their tasting room. “There are nota great deal of wineries in the area making varietal bottlings ofPetite Verdot and Mourvedre,” Baker says proudly. “Each year wepush the bar on style, quality and innovation,” he says. Forexample their high-end sorting equipment for the red wines has atrained eye for the best grapes. “First, each cluster is sorted,making sure that only the ripest, healthiest clusters are utilized,”Baker explains. “After destemming, individual berries are sorted by16hand, assuring that no green material moves into the fermentor,”he says. “Next, the berries are sorted based on weight and anythinglighter than the weight we’re looking for is blown out of theway. The result is exceptionally clean nearly perfect grapes in eachfermentation.” That’s a lot of attention to detail, but that’s whatmakes his wines so good; well that and a great location. The chillyfog and marine breezes for example provide the perfect climate forhis best-selling Chardonnay, where one of his secrets is stirring thebarrels only once a week.But Baker was given the opportunity to ascend the ranks fromcellar master to winemaker, something he takes very personally. “Myprogression to winemaker in 2008 speaks volumes about our commitmentto training and teaching winemaking talent,” he admits. “Wepride ourselves on being mentors and managers focused on producingtop-tier wines as well as winemakers,” he says. Therefore Edna Valleyhires local Cal Poly students during harvest which begins a mentoringprocess. “Our program has gone from a few interested students toreceiving over 150 resumes when we announce the opening of ourhiring period each year,” Baker says. “We are wholeheartedlycommitted to being leaders in our area in terms of winemaking education.”Edna Valley Vineyard is only five miles from the Pacific Ocean,located at 2585 Biddle Ranch Rd. They are open from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. daily. For additional information call (805) 544-5855, or visit thewebsite at www.ednavalleyvineyard.com.More Perfect Pairs at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


The Far Out Wineries of Paso Robles present: The Best of the Weston Saturday, October 22nd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Opolo Vineyards,7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles. Tickets are now on sale! Jointhe owners and winemakers from this eclectic group of 17 Far OutWineries for an educational seminar, wine tasting and a whole lot ofWINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINE COUNTRY NEWSTaste 17 Paso Robles Wines with 17 Winemakersfun! Each winery will showcase their “favorite” wine of the year as theyimpart insight into their winemaking philosophy and vineyard operation.It is sure to be an impressive lineup of wines.Attendees will be wowed and amazed by the insight, candor and,often times, amusing banter between the panel participants as theydiscuss their wines and experiences in the “far out” hills of westsidePaso Robles.Tickets for the day’s event are $55 per person including all wines,seminar and appetizers; 21 and over only. For tickets or more information,go to www.faroutwineries.com, email info@faroutwineries.comor call (805) 237-0087.Follow the Far Out trail on Paso's westside to experience the richdiversity of wines and venues that showcase the seventeen wineries.November 4thHaarvest Wine Dinner: Havana Nights!November 5thHarvest Celebration Grand Tasting in Avila BeachNovember 6thOpen House and Pick up Party11-4pm with Jose’s Tacos!Contact Brette Womack for more information,bretteannw@chamisalvineyards.comSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com17


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHPreferred Tasting Room:Lincourt Wineryby Allison LevineNamed after owner Bill Foley’s daughtersLindsay and Courtney, Lincourt was foundedin 1996 and today produces boutique, handcraftedwines from the estate vineyards inSanta Ynez and Santa Rita Hills.The quaint and charming tasting room isan original 1926 Sears Craftsman kit home.The building was shipped via railway (nowAlamo Pintado Road just outside the vineyard)and brought up the hill and piecedtogether by numbers. Located on the propertyof an old dairy farm, the building, whichsits in its original spot since it was built, stillhas the original glass windows as well.At the Lincourt tasting room, which offersa selection of Bordeaux and Burgundy varietals,guests can taste six wines for $10.White wines include Pinot Grigio, PinotBlanc, Sauvignon Blanc and three differentChardonnays. Red wines include CabernetSauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah, aswell as a Rosé of Grenache. The wines areapproachable, fruit-forward wines that range18in retail price between $18 to $40. InNovember Lincourt will be releasing twonew Chardonnays and two new Pinot Noirs.These wines will be handcrafted, limitedproductionwines which will only be availablein the tasting room.Lincourt tasting room is the perfect placeto stop in the middle of the day for lunch.With tables under the veranda looking out atthe vineyards and grassy areas, it is the idealspot for a picnic lunch. Lunch can be pickedup in the local town of Los Olivos and winecan be purchased in the tasting room. Onweekends, Lincourt sets up a second tastingbar on the veranda so that guests can enjoybeing outside while tasting.Lincourt offers a great wine club programas well. In addition to the wine shipmentsreceived throughout the year and discountson wine purchases, wine club members alsoget free tastings at Lincourt, as well as theother brands within the Foley family. Otherwineries include Foley Estate and FirestoneVineyards in the Santa Barbara area, EosEstate in Paso Robles, Sebastiani and ChalkHill Estate in Sonoma County, Kuleto Estatein Napa Valley and Three Rivers in WallaWalla, Washington.The tasting room is located at 1711 AlamoPintado Road in the town of Ballard and afew miles from the town of Los Olivos. Thetasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to5 p.m. For additional information, call (805)688-8554 or visit www.lincourtwines.com.www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


W I N E C O U N T R Y T H I S M O N T H ’ SW I N E C O U N T R Y D I N I N GT RAT TO R I A U L I V E TOBusiness owner and restaurant afficianado Jim Spallino, togetherwith Alfonso Curti, former executive chef of Grappolo in SantaYnez, have a winning combination for Orcutt’s next big thing: alocal Italian trattoria. Both Spallino and Curti have dreamed ofhaving a restaurant of their own and when the opportunity to takeon the Wine Cottage Bistro presented itself, they jumped! Curti, anative Calabrian, moved to California from Italy a little more thanten years ago and made a name for himself working at his family’srestaurant in Santa Ynez during that time. His culinary careerbegan as a young teenager where he worked in a family bakery andlater he served in the Italian Army as a chef for troops. Perhaps hisgreatest teachers were his Nonna and Mamma where he learnedthe heart of Italian cooking.When Spallino frequented the family restaurant in Santa Ynez,right away he zeroed in on the heart of the place: Chef Curti – andplanted the seed for Alfonso to dream of having his own trattoria.Trattoria Uliveto is a gathering place for families, friends, businessassociates, locals and tourists with a passion for quality foodand fine wine. You will be transported to a small trattoria in theheart of Italy when you meet the staff, taste the food and soak inthe atmosphere. Favorite offerings start with the Grissini: homemadebreadsticks, wrapped in prosciutto and soaked in butter andsage, then a salad of arugula, parmesean, lemon and extra virginolive oil. For the main course one might try a pasta of penne,sausage and mushrooms in a tomato cream sauce or a pizza from awood-burning pizza oven. Meat lovers will not be disappointedwith a bistecca of the day prepared to your liking or perhaps thebreaded pork chop with arugula, tomato and extra virgin olive oil.Lastly, your sweet tooth will be satiated with a rich chocolatemousse or perhaps Alfonso’s “Torta della Nonna.” Come experiencea quick escape to the Mediterranean and enjoy fine local fare atTrattoria Uliveto. Restaurant hours: dinner is Tuesday throughSunday from 5 to 10 p.m. and lunch is Tuesday through Fridayfrom 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.P A S O R O B L E SO L D O R C U T TS A N L U I S O B I S P ON I P O M OMAMA'S MEATBALLFine Italian Restaurant and CateringMama's Meatball has specialized in creatingseasonal menus by using only the finest andfreshest ingredients.570 Higuera St. Suite 130-135www.mamasmeatball.com805-544-0861ADELINA’S BISTRO & MARKETPLACEHand Crafted Meals by Chef Pandee Pearson Featuring Farmer’s Market Fresh Produce and Local WinesMinutes from town but a world away from the everyday. Located within the Monarch Club at Trilogy1645 TRILOGY PARKWAY • NIPOMO • 805.343.7510 • www.adelinasbistro.comwww.WineCountryThisMonth.com19


Perfect Pairs BY2008 Mirror PerfectlyPaired with Pizza di Jada(with pepperoni & sausage)Pizza and wine is such a fun pairing! This hearty meat pie beckonsfor a big bold red and the 2008 Mirror definitely delivers. This recipeis great as I usually have most of the ingredients on hand. Using premadecrusts are good for making individual pizzas or having yourguests make their own pie. My favorite part of making pizza is alwaysthe wine. I love to take the time and put together all the componentswhile slowly sipping a glass of delicious wine. There aren’t many mealsthat allow for leisurely preparation, but that’s exactly what makingpizza is all about.Jada Vineyard and Winery produces Rhône and Bordeaux winesfrom their estate vineyard on the west side of Paso Robles. The 2008Mirror contains 58% Estate Syrah, 30% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon,8% Estate Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot which makes it a very wellrounded wine. Winemaker Scott Hawley has taken full advantage ofall the varietal components. The Cabernet Sauvignon provides thefoundation of ripe round tannins and precise acidity on which thewine is built while the Syrah creates volume and balance. The PetitVerdot adds beautiful color, generous tannin and a distinctive aromaticcontribution of violets and dried herbs, tied together with a smallpercentage of Merlot. The luscious depth of this wine balances thespice in the sausage and finishes with hints of blueberries, plums andblack cherries along with black tea and cedar.Their tasting room is nestled in the heart of the Templeton Gap, at5620 Vineyard Drive, off of Highway 46 West. Stop in for a tasting ora wine and gourmet cheese pairing. They have two upcoming specialreleases: the 2009 Hell’s Kitchen, their signature Rhône blend, andtheir 2009 Strayts, which is a new red blend that was released for thefirst time last year. With only 160 cases made, it is a very limitedproduction wine that their customers have become fanatical about.Jada is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fortours or to schedule a VIP tasting, call (805) 226-4200.ALEXANDRA CHARSLEYPIZZA DI JADA(with Pepperoni & Sausage)• 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz each pizza)• 2 14 oz. Boboli Pizza Crusts• 12 leaves of fresh basil (6 to each pizza)• 22 slices of pepperoni• 14 oz. (Ragu) pizza sauce (7 oz. each pizza)• 9 oz. mild Italian sausage, grilled & then slicedAdd to sauce:1 tbsp garlic powder1 tsp ground thyme1/2 cup shredded parmesan, romano & asiago cheeseAssemble pizzas and bake in oven at 450 degrees for 8-10minutes or for a crispier pizza cook directly on oven rack.20www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


Paso Wine Man Attempts to get to Harvest … By Any Means NecessaryPaso Robles Wine Country announces the release of the latestPaso Wine Man video in support of Harvest Wine Weekend, October21-23. Paso Wine Man endeavors to get to Paso Robles WineCountry, By Any Means Necessary, and invites wine enthusiasts to dothe same for the three-day celebration of individual events held atmore than 150 wineries throughout Paso Robles Wine Country.Check out the latest Paso Wine Man video and learn more about the2011 Harvest Wine Weekend on www.pasowine.com.Harvest in Paso Robles Wine Country is a sensation that can onlybe experienced among the vines. Although a photograph or stainedglass window can paint a picture, you cannot feel the depth, warmthand camaraderie that flourish without a trip to Paso Robles during themost idyllic time of year. Beginning Friday, October 21, andconcluding Sunday, October 23, wineries offer a variety of activitiesunique to the Harvest season including special barrel tastings, harvestdemonstrations, vineyard and winery tours, art, live music and muchmore. Experience vineyard practices in motion or take part in ablending seminar after a quick change from the symbolic purplestained grape stomp.Wine enthusiasts are encouraged to visit www.pasowine.com toWINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINE COUNTRY NEWSIndulge in Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend, October 21-23find a complete list of the Paso Robles Wine Country 2011 HarvestWine Weekend activities. The unique filters will help users explorethe weekend options by day, winery or activity. Also onwww.pasowine.com is the latest installment of the Paso Wine Manseries of short videos. By air, by water, or by land, Paso Wine Manadventures to Paso Robles Wine Country for the celebratory HarvestWine Weekend.To plan your Harvest Wine Weekend journey, visit the website atwww.pasowine.com to request a Harvest Wine Weekend brochureand to watch Paso Wine Man attempt to get to Harvest, By Any MeansNecessary. Just as our Harvest Wine Weekend video launches, ourZinfandel – Paso’s Wine video was announced as a finalist in WineSpectator Magazine’s Fifth Annual Video Contest! Get online now atwww.winespectator.com/videovoting to vote for Paso Wine Man!www.WineCountryThisMonth.com21


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHCastoro Cellars – Dam Fine Wineby Lisa PrettyCastoro Cellars is one of the older wineries in the Paso Robles AVA.Husband and wife team Niels and Bimmer Udsen began making winesin the early 1980s with a production of just a few barrels of wine forfamily and friends. Today the Udsen’s own over 700 acres of vineyards,a state-of-the-art winery producing 60,000 cases for the CastoroCellars label and a gorgeous hospitality facility with plenty of room forevents.As the business grew the focus remained on quality and environmentallyfriendly practices. All of their vineyards employ sustainableviticulture practices. The majority of the vineyards have been SIP certifiedand 120 acres, the Cobble Creek and Whale Rock Vineyards, arecertified as organic. “Growing up in Denmark, there was a strong environmentalfocus. I have always enjoyed nature and when we plantedour organic vineyards it was for no reason other than it was the rightthing to do. We continue this focus in all of our vineyards,” explainsBimmer. “Not only is it beneficial for the environment, it is better forour vineyards and for our vineyard neighbors.”Recently Castoro Cellars took CCOF (California Certified OrganicFarmers) certification to the next level and will be able to use theCCOF seal on their wine bottles. The CCOF is a certifying agency thatis accredited by the USDA and requires both the vineyard and winerybe certified organic in order to carry their seal. The process ofobtaining certification by CCOF is extensive, with an in-depth reviewand inspection of the winery’s practices, and ultimately at completioncertifying full compliance with CCOF organic standards. The onlydifference between “organic wine” and “wines made from organicgrapes” is the addition of sulfur dioxide as a preservative. Wineriesthat use the term “Made With Organic Grapes” and the CCOF seal ontheir bottle must produce grapes in vineyards farmed without the useof pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers and the wine must bemade with less than 100 ppm of sulfites (non-certified wines may useup to 350 ppm).Obtaining certification is another milestone representing CastoroCellar’s commitment to environmental consciousness. “With CCOFhaving roots in the California farming community for more than 35years and being regulated by the USDA, consumers trust the CCOFseal. We believe our customers will appreciate the “Made WithOrganic Grapes” statement and understand what that means”, statedNiels Udsen. The seals will soon be found on a number of Castorowines including their Pinot Grigio, Primitivo, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo,Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. In the future the newly plantedFalanghina grapes will also find their way to bottles with the CCOFseal. Niels and Bimmer discovered this Italian grape varietal on arecent trip to Italy and are excited to introduce their club members tothis new, exciting wine.October is the perfect month to visit the Castoro tasting room. Situatedin the middle of the Cobble Creek Vineyard, the tasting room is22Niels & Bimmer Udsenjust off of Highway 46 West and offers visitors breath taking views, awarm welcoming environment and a large selection of “dam finewine.” Tasters may enjoy up to three complimentary tastes or try sevenwines for just $3 (tasting fee waived with purchase).Throughout the year Castoro hosts concerts for musicians fromaround the world and displays the artwork of a featured artist. OnSaturday, October 15th, the winery will host a SLO Folks Indoorconcert featuring Richard Smith & Julie Adams. The duo offer a rangeof musical styles from country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modernpop and rock, to classical guitar. This month, the featured artist is KimSnyder, a self-trained artist. Her acrylic paintings invite peacefulcontemplation inspired from nature.Castoro Cellars also hold events on special weekends. The thirdweekend in October, known as “Harvest Wine Tour Weekend” is oneof those special weekends, and this year the winery will offer eventsall weekend long from Friday, October 21, through Sunday, October23. The weekend kicks off on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. with theBarefoot Barrels Bash. They have brought in The Barflyz, a group ofworld-class musicians led by front man Kenny Lee Lewis (bass playerfor the Steve Miller band). The group will be playing everything fromoriginal cool jazz and pop hits to R&B and blues. Tickets are$45/person or $34/club.Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. you can experienceharvest during the Sip, Stomp & Swing tasting room open house.You may check out a variety of just-harvested wine grapes, stompgrapes and sample delicious barrel wines. From 1 to 4 p.m. both daysSoul Sauce will be performing live “sweet and funky” local favorites.Vendors include Lemoine Creperie and Oasis Mediterranean Caféwith food for purchase. Stop by to enjoy wine specials all weekendlong in the lively festival atmosphere.The Tasting Room located at 1315 North Bethel Road, Templetonandis open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information,call 1-888-DAM-FINE, visit castorocellars.com, check out theirblog or follow them on Facebook.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


Welcome toP L E A S A N T VA L L E YExplore the Pleasant Valley Wine TrailThe Pleasant Valley Wine Trail is a wine trail in Paso RoblesWine County. Located just minutes from Highway 101 andHighway 46 East, the trail includes nine estate wineries and oneaward-winning olive oil company working together to showcaseestate grown wines, olive oil and the kind of hospitality you loveto encounter. The majority of the businesses are small, hands-on,family owned and when you walk through the door you are typicallyface-to-face with a winemaker and/or owner.The group is small yet very diverse and as you taste throughthe wines you will find a wide range of wine varietals includingBordeaux, Rhone, Italian, Spanish and of course Zinfandel. Eachwinery will be proud to pour their blends, showcasing the bestthe winery has to offer. With vineyards located a small distanceapart, you will find some similarities that the Pleasant Valleyterrior has to offer. The long list of accolades speaks for thequality of the wines with many gold medals, best of class andseveral rating 90 points or higher. The area is also perfect forgrowing olives – what could be better than a little olive oil tastingin between wineries?As you travel the twelve-mile trail you will feel the peace andtranquility of the rolling hills and country beauty. So get off thebusy roads, take the short drive to Pleasant Valley and discoverwhat is sure to be your favorite wine country adventure.MISSIONSTREETMISSIONSTREETEXITMAP NOT TO SCALEwww.pleasantvalleywinetrail.comSILVER HORSEWINERY2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel805-467-WINEOpen Friday-Sunday 11-5or by appointmentCome see what everyone is talking about!Find out more at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com 23


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PASO ROBLES | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHRobert Hall WineryDon’t Miss Lobster Fest, Harvest Weekendby Allison LevineHonored in 2010 as the Golden StateWinery of the Year, Robert Hall Winery wasthe first Paso Robles winery to receive thisrecognition. When you visit the tasting room,you can take a photo with the life-size goldenbear that they received in 2010.The modern hospitality center, located ona hilltop, invites guests with its open spacesand views overlooking the vineyards. Visitorsare offered two tastings – for $5, you canselect six wines from a list of 12 house winesor for $10, you can taste the six reserve wines.With 200 acres planted and sustainablyfarmed, Robert Hall makes 100% estatewines. The house wines are approachable,food friendly wines that range from Rhônevarietals, such as Grenache Blanc, Viognier,Grenache, Syrah and Rhone de Robles (a red-Rhone blend) to Chardonnay, Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.The reserve wines include Syrah, CabernetSauvignon, Petite Sirah, Pape de Robles (ared-Rhone blend), as well as a Vintage Portmade from a blend of the four traditionalPortuguese grapes (Touriga, Alvarelhao,Souzao and Tinta Cao).Robert Hall wines have won numerousawards over the years from prestigiouscompetitions around the world. This year the2008 Syrah won a Double Gold medal at the2011 San Francisco International WineCompetition (the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignonwon a Double Gold at the 2010 competition).The winery offers 30 minute guidededucational tours every day at 11 a.m., 1 and3 p.m. During the tour, guests will visit thestate-of-the-art winemaker facilities and theunderground wine caves which are the largestin the Central Coast. While enjoying a glass ofwine, guests can also play a game of bocce onone of the two old-world style regulationbocce courts.Throughout the year Robert Hall offers anumber of events, including two greatupcoming events during Harvest Weekend inOctober. On Saturday, October 22, joinRobert Hall Winery for Lobster Fest from 6to 10 p.m. For $75 per person ($65 for clubmembers), enjoy a traditional New EnglandFeast with live Maine lobster and homemadeblueberry cobbler, wine and live music. OnSunday, October 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,enjoy a Cavern Club Extravaganza PortPairing for $25 (free to club members).Cigars, Vintage Port and food pairings make agreat Sunday afternoon.The tasting room is located at 3443 MillRoad, just off Highway 46 East in the heart ofPaso Robles and is open daily from 10 a.m. to5 p.m. For additional information, call (805)239-1166 or visit roberthallwinery.com.26Find out more at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


Welcome toDOWNTOWN PASO ROBLESGolden Oak Festival, Chili Cook Offand Battle of the Garage BandsPeople who enjoy collectibles, crafts and garden art are invited tothe Paso Robles Golden Oak Festival on Saturday, October 22, from9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Downtown City Park, Paso Robles (11th andSpring Streets). Admission is free to the public.More than 80 vendors located throughout the park will offer everythingfrom garden art, handmade jewelry and birdhouses to antiqueglassware and more. Hunt for that perfect treasure with the holidaysjust around the corner and taste local restaurant yummy chili and beerat the Cook Off and Beer Garden.At 4 p.m., just when you thought it was all over, the Battle of theGarage Bands begins. If you have a band just itchin’ to play, call theoffice and register. No fee, just bring the band!For more information or vendor space, call (805) 238-4103.Save the Date: Paderewski Festival, November 10-13The 2011 Paderewski Festival will mark the 20th anniversary ofthe Festival in Paso Robles. Concerts of solo piano, jazz and chambermusic, an exhibit of Paderewski memorabilia, celebrations of localyoung musicians and lectures by experts are planned.OAK STREETOAK STREETOrtman FamilyVineyardsAsuncion RidgeBodegasSPRING STREET15TH STREETPARK STREETPASO WINE CENTREPARRISH FAMILY VNYDArroyo RoblesPIERCEMODERNGALLERYPASO ROBLESINNSTEAKHOUSE12TH STREET13TH STCITY PARKMeritage10TH STREETPARK STREET9TH STREET8TH STREET7TH STREETTHOMAS HILLORGANICSPIANETTACLAYHOUSEPINE STREETRAILROAD14THChristian LazoBear Cave CellarsORCHID HILLRIVERSIDE AVENUE101AnglimD’Anbino CellarsPASO ROBLES STREETPASO WINE CENTRE1240 Park Street • Paso Robles805-239-9156 • www.pasowinecentre.comSunday 1-7pm, Tuesday-Thursday 4-9pm, Friday-Saturday 1-9pm200 local wines, 48 available for tasting“by the taste, by the glass, buy the bottle”food, beer, artwork, live music, comfy couchesORCHID HILL WINERY1140 Pine Street, Paso RoblesOpen daily noon to 6 p.m.805-237-7525 • www.orchidhillwine.comAward-winning wine & cheese pairings available with advance noticecomplemented by the art work of world renowned and local artists.Unique hand-made jewelry & craft items, logo merchandisePIANETTA WINERY829 13th Street, Paso RoblesSunday-Thursday 12-6pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-7pmMention this ad for a complimentary tasting for twoFeaturing premium estate, full bodied red wines includingCabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese and a blend ofShiraz and Cabernet.CLAYHOUSE WINES849 13th Street, Downtown Paso Robles • Open daily 11am-6pm805-238-7055 • www.ClayhouseWines.comThe 150-year-old adobe structure, the clay house itself, symbolizesthese vineyards. Like the adobe, the wines are created from the earth,cultivated by hand and nurtured by family traditions. Clayhouseoffers a selection of exceptional wines for sampling in its downtowntasting room, including the popular Adobe Red and White, Malbec,and Old Vine Petite Sirah. All are hand-crafted in a refined style that reflects the character of Paso Robles.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com 27


PASO ROBLES | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHWinemaker Profile: Edward SellersJeremy Weintraubby Lisa PrettyJeremy Weintraub joined the EdwardSellers team as winemaker in June, giving himjust enough time to go through every barrel inthe winery, explore every row in the vineyard,oversee bottling and get ready for the 2011harvest. A huge amount of work in a veryshort time but he was up for the challenge.Although winemaking was not Jeremy’sfirst career, his love for wine began at an earlyage while he was growing up with his familyon Long Island, New York. He even workedgiving tours at a local winery prior to leavingLong Island to study at the University of Edinburgh.After receiving his undergraduatedegree from Clark University, he worked at athink tank in Washington, D.C., wrote articlesfor a number of magazines in New York andthen, in his late twenties, he decided to quitwriting to follow his passion and launched hiswinemaking career.Jeremy gained experience working atwineries and vineyards prior studying winemakingat Fresno State for one year. He thenattended UC Davis where he earned hisMaster’s Degree in Viticulture and Enology.From there he gained additional experience inNew Zealand at Italy’s famous TenutaTignanello Estate, Tantara Winery in SantaMaria, Shadow Canyon Cellar in Paso Roblesand Seavey Vineyard in St. Helena. Now he isexcited to be apart of the team at EdwardSellers and be able to use his skills to helpgrow the current production of approximately5,000 cases to a maximum of 10,000 cases.Jeremy is happy to be back in Paso Roblesand part of a growing winery. “I met Ed Sellersthrough a mutual winemaker friend last yearand was impressed by his desire to makesomething special in Paso Robles. He’s gottons of energy. He and Dani both want toknow everything about winegrowing and getas dirty as possible through the process. I hadthe ideal job in Napa but I was drawn back toPaso by the people and the excitement ofbeing a part of a developing wine region.Unlike in Napa, where every square inch ofdirt has been kicked and analyzed, in Pasoyou get the feeling that there are pockets ofgreatness just waiting to be explored.”Edward Sellers has already gained an excellentreputation for producing outstandingRhône wines. The winery was named one ofthe “10 Emerging California RhôneProducers” in March of 2009 by Wine Spectator,has received numerous 90-point ratingsfrom Stephen Tanzor and Robert Parker and isbuilding its fan-base through the new tastingfacility located on Highway 46 Westsurrounded by the 30-acre estate vineyard.Wines currently available for tasting includestand-alone Roussanne, Grenache and Syrahin addition to the “Cognito”, “Vertigo” and“Couveé des Cinq” Rhône blends.According to winery owner, EdwardSellers, “Our goal at Edward Sellers is tocontinue the tradition of making some of thefinest Rhône wines in California and we areproud to have attracted a winemaker ofJeremy’s caliber. His winemaking stylecaptures the essence of our past while infusingnew energy into our future.”Edward Sellers tasting room located at1401 Highway 46 West, Paso Robles, CA93346 is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Foradditional information, visit the website atedwardsellers.com or call (805) 239-8915.28Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINE COUNTRY NEWSEberle Winery Takes Top Honors at 2011 Wine CompetitionsEberle Winery is proud to announce its results from the majorwine competitions of 2011. According to the California Grapevine,which keeps track of all medals won by participating wineries, EberleWinery ranked among the top 5 for four different categories whenjudged against thousands of other wines from around the world. Inmany competitions, Eberle ranked higher than most other wineriesseveral times its size.Out of the 15 major wine competitions in the USA and thousandsof wines judged blind by some of the top winemakers and sommeliersin the world, Eberle Winery is celebrating ahuge accomplishment given the size of its winery at27,000 cases a year.According to the California Grapevine, Eberle rated:• 4th highest award-winning Cabernet Sauvignonfor the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon ($19)• 3rd highest award-winning Zinfandel forthe 2008 Eberle Zinfandel ($24)• 2nd highest award-winning Muscat Canelli forthe 2010 Eberle Estate Muscat Canelli ($14)• Highest award-winning white Rhône blend forthe 2009 Eberle Côtes-du-Rôbles Blanc ($24)Eberle Winery is currently celebrating 33 years of fine winemakingin Paso Robles. Owner Gary Eberle helped create the PasoRobles AVA and currently serves on the Board of Directors for thePaso Robles Wine Country Alliance and the California Wine Institute.All wines produced at Eberle Winery are grown in Paso Robles andaged in oak barrels in 17,000 square feet of underground caves.Eberle offers complimentary wine tasting and cave tours and isopen seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the summer.Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The winery and tasting room arelocated at 3810 Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. Contact the tastingroom at (805) 238-9607 or visit www.EberleWinery.com.Eberle Winery Hosts Haunted Caves to Benefit Local Foster ChildrenFriday and Saturday, October 28-29, 5-9pmWho needs a haunted house when you can have haunted caves? For more than a dozen years,Eberle Winery has opened its doors to our 16,000 square feet of underground caves that are lit byprofessionals and provide an exciting venue for children and parents alike. A $5 donation goesdirectly to children’s charities in San Luis Obispo County. Each year, this equates to approximately$3,000-$5,000 donated to local children on the Central Coast. In 2011, Eberle will give allproceeds of the Haunted Caves to Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria. Each summer, this exceptionalcamp hosts local foster children, children from urban areas,burn survivors and kids with HIV/AIDS.At the Haunted Caves, parents can try the complimentarywine tasting, including the “Cab-oo-nay” while kids enjoythe spooky caves and games on the cellar floor. Wear yourcostumes and come for this annual tradition! For more informationabout Eberle Winery, visit www.eberlewinery.com orcall (805) 238-9607. For more information on Camp OceanPines, visit www.campoceanpines.org.Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 29


WINE COUNTRY NEWS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHDestination DriversA Better, Smarter and Safer Way to Tour & Tasteby Tom FlippenImagine this: experiencing as manywineries as you want with zero concern abouta DUI, and eliminating those “spirited discussions”about the way to that special winery –you know: whether to turn left, go straight,turn right, turn around, or “Never mind. Let’sgo somewhere else.”That’s what Destination Drivers is about –your car, driven most likely by either a retiredUPS driver or a retired CHP officer who hasworked for several years in the area you wantto visit, and probably lives there.Navigation can be a problem in PasoRobles, Atascadero, Santa Maria and elsewherein the Central Coast wine country.Many wineries are accessible only by way ofgravel roads or through surrounding privatelands, and they aren’t exactly next to eachother. Operators of Destination Drivers knowthe best way to get from any A to any B. Andif you aren’t sure about where to begin, oryour touring sequence, their knowledge ofthe area and its wineries is a big help.In short, DD drivers are professionals whoknow all rules of the road, which wineriesoffer the ambiance and tasting experience30you’re looking for, how to get there, andwhere to go next. Insurance? Your policy isprimary, but all drivers have secondaryliability coverage through DD.Then there’s the security factor. TakeRoland for example, our driver on a recentexcursion in Paso Robles. He’s six-2, about230 and in great shape after 32 years ofcarrying UPS packages from truck to frontdoor. Nice to have a guy like that standingby your car while you’re in a tasting room, orsitting behind the wheel while you savor alocal Port after dinner at that restaurantrecommended by friends.Destination Drivers has 21 guys likeRoland in the Paso Robles area alone (andmore than 60 from San Diego to Portland,Oregon, including Napa and Sonoma). Eachwill meet you wherever you want, at anytime of day you say; drive you about inyour car for a pre-agreed number ofhours – including to dinner if you’dlike, then pick you up and take youback to wherever you’re staying.Cost is about $30 per hour with athree-hour minimum. Compare that withthe fine for a DUI (easy $1,000 plus at least48 hours in the cross bar hotel), andhow much of a day might be wasted trying tofind that certain winery or figuring out whereto go next. This cost-benefit analysis is nicelysummed up by the Destination Drivers tagline: “We drive. You relax.” Which of coursemakes it possible to really enjoy, and isn’t thatwhat touring and tasting is all about?For more information, call DestinationDrivers at (805) 423-3176.• • •Millions of people who go wine tasting aredrinking and driving on purpose. When they drivethemselves they tend visit only two to four wineriesbefore they realize that they shouldn’t be driving andusually end their tour. But, if they have a DestinationDriver, they can visit five to nine wineries onaverage. This can boost the local economy byputting people to work who know the roadsand wineries. Also, increasing the amountof wineries that they visit can boost thewineries’ exposure to more customersand no longer will the host, who ispouring their wine, turn them down for fearthat they are driving themselves. This alonecan greatly reduce the winery’s liability. So,use Destination Drivers, and boost theeconomy and have a much better time whenvisting the wine country.Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


Tolosa Burgundian Harvest Winemaker DinnerOn Friday, November 4, kick off the weekend with a harvestinspired Burgundian winemaker dinner catered by the one and onlychef Maegen Loring. Enjoy a five-course dinner paired with Tolosareserve and library wines in the intimate Heritage Room at the winery.Seating is limited. Cost for the event is $80 for Heritage Wine Clubmembers and $95 for the general public. For tickets or more information,to go www.tolosawinery.com.The Grand Tasting and Auction will take place on Saturday,November 5th from noon to 3 p.m. at the beautiful Avila Beach GolfResort. See page 33.Visit Tolosa WineryGuests can choose from traditional tastings in the stunning,modern tasting room. There is a house flight as well as a limitedrelease flight. On Saturdays and Sundays guests can enjoy a flight ofWINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | SAN LUIS OBISPOreserve wines paired with artisan cheeses in the Heritage Room overlookingthe vineyards. The cheese menu varies weekly, but alwaysincludes an international variety of delicious cheeses. For thosewanting a more in depth understanding of the winemaking process,Tolosa offers a self-guided tour that begins overlooking the vineyardand continues into the tasting room that looks down into the tankroom. Very much designed like a museum self-guided tour, the experienceadds more knowledge to the tasting. Tolosa also offers a “Past,Present and Future” tour (by appointment only) which highlights itshistory, the history of the area, the present releases and includes abarrel tasting of future wines. There is also an opportunity to purchasefutures on this tour.Tolosa Winery is located at 4910 Edna Road in San Luis Obispoand is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (805)782-0500 or visit the website at www.tolosawinery.com.LOS OSOS VALLEY RDSan Luis ObispoSEE CANYON RDPERBACCOCELLARSKelseySee CanyonVineyardsSAN LUIS BAYSAN LUIS BAY RDONTARIO RDAVILA BEACHMorovinoALAPAYWOOD WINERYAvila BeachCALLE JOAQUINSALISBURYVINEYARDS101Shell BeachTo Paso Robles(26 miles )VACHELL101Pithy LittleWine Co.S. HIGUERASUBURBANMONTEREY STOSOS STCHORROMARSH STSANTA ROSABROAD STTANK FARMStephen RossWineryBUCKLEY RDMonterey StreetWine CompanyJOHNSON AVEJOHNSON AVEORCUTTSACRAMENTOCAPITOLIOPRICECerro Caliente CellarsAutry CellarsCANYON RDTANK FARMTOLOSAWINERYBIDDLE RANCHEDNA RDRIGHETTI RDBaileyana andTangent VineyardsSaucelito CanyonEDNA VALLEY VINEYARDSWolff VineyardsPiedra CreekBY APPOINTMENTCHAMISALSextantVINEYARDSClaiborne& Churchill227CARPENTER CANYONNOYESKynsiVineyardsORCUTTTIFFANY RANCHCORBETTCenter ofEffort WineRDCANYON RDBISHOP’S PEAK/TALLEYVINEYARDSLOPEZ DRRanchoArroyoGrandeP a c i f i c O c e a nPismo BeachTaste ofthe ValleysPismo BeachWineryHINDS AVEOAK PARK1Grover BeachMAMA’SMEATBALLOceanoOAK PARKCAMINOBRISCOGRAND AVE.Find out more at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com 31101TO ADELINA’S BISTRO& MARKETPLACEBRIDGETRAFFICPhantomRiversBRANCH RDHUASNA RDHUASNA RDArroyo GrandeLAETITIA VINEYARDBarnwood WinesNadiaNOT TO SCALE


Wine Tasting atAV I L A B E AC HWomen And The Hourglass Celebration at Wood WineryOn Saturday, October 15, Wood Winery and Ranch is San LuisObispo will be hosting a barbecue with wine, art, live music anddancing. Cost is only $30 per person and includes all food, wine andone entry to win amazing prizes. ($20 for Wild 4 Wine ClubMembers.) A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National BreastCancer Foundation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fortickets or to make a donation, go to www.wildwoodwine.com.Women And The HourglassAn “Hourglass Woman” has come to a defining moment in time.She has been given the sudden realization that regardless of herhistory, she has the awesome ability to choose again. She understandsthat it is time to love, forgive, acknowledge, heal and celebrate all thatshe is, and all she is becoming. Wood Winery and artist MarylouPREFUMO CANYON RDFalstreau creator of the Women And The Hourglass series havejoined creative forces to bring you this special label collection. Theseries was started in May for Mother’s Day and is ending in this monthfor Breast Cancer Awareness. Each month a special new wine was feaaturedwith two very special labels honoring women, their personaldiscoveries and the challenges that surround them.The Wood Winery tasting room is located at 480 Front Street, AvilaBeach, open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., until 8 p.m. on Fridays for theFish & Farmer’s Market and until 6 p.m. Saturdays.For more information, call (805) 595-9663 or go to the website atwww.wildwoodwine.com.Wish You Were Here!Oceanfront Wine TastingUnique gifts & apparelWines by the glass!480 Front St. Avila Beach805.595.9663www.wildwoodwine.comOpen Daily 11-5, Fri & Sat 11-6PatioisOpen!SEE CANYON RDWhere to goWINE TASTINGATAVILA BEACHLUISSEE CANYON RDSANBAYRDPER BACCOKelsey CELLARSSee CanyonVineyardBELLEVUEORCHARDAVILA BEACH DRIVEONTARIO RDSALISBURYVINEYARDSAVILA BEACH DRIVEMorovinoWOODWINERY1ST STFRONT STSAN MIGUELALAPAYCELLARSSAN LUIS10132 Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


San Luis Obispo’s Rockin’ Harvest CelebrationSan Luis Obispo Vintners Association announces their 21st AnnualRockin’ Harvest Celebration, November 4th-6th. The Grand Tastingand Auction will take place on Saturday, November 5th from noon to3 p.m. at the beautiful Avila Beach Golf Resort. More than 60 wineriesand restaurants from the San Luis Obispo region are featured in thescenic seaside setting of the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Winemakers,local chefs and wine lovers share the fruits of their labor and passionfor the art of winemaking. This auction is not your typical run of themill auction. Be prepared to be entertained by the winemakers as theyshow off their lifestyle auction lots. Back by popular demand, thisyear’s auction will once again open up with live music from the Winemaker’sBand, “The Crushtones,” a group formed especially for lastyear’s annual event. For locals, and those from out of the area, this isa great time to explore San Luis Obispo and discover the culinary treasuresof our unique region.New this year, SLO Vintners will offer two additional event featuresin conjunction with the main event. A limited amount of “back stagepasses” will kick off the day at 11 a.m. These special guests will get anhour early entrance to the event, and be able to sample special limitedreserve wines, poured during this hour only. Early bird tickets are verylimited.Along with the new back stage pass, SLO Vintners wants the eventto continue on Sunday. Come “party like a rock star” and hit the SLOWine trail and let the party carry on at participating wineries, wherethey pull out the wine, food and entertainment once again at theirindividual wineries. Your ticket into the Grand Tasting from Saturday,gets you into the winery event on Sunday for free! All you have to dois wear your all access bracelet from the main event on Saturday andbring your wine glass with you as well on Sunday, and you’ll be readyto rock two days straight with SLO wineries.Harvest celebration events take place all weekend and kick off onFriday night with a variety of winemaker socials and dinners that offera great value. Wineries and restaurants partner to provide festive foodand wine experiences at various winery and restaurant locations in SanLuis Obispo. The weekend provides enthusiasts a chance to discoverthe distinct characteristics of San Luis Obispo while meeting thepeople that created the wines.Tickets to the Grand Tasting Event on Saturday are $80 and are onsale now! This year private tables are back! A table of eight is $800,and gets you a front row private table at the auction, and VIP service,and also gets you back stage passes for Saturday too. Don’t miss outon this unforgettable weekend in SLO Wine Country!Come on in, the water’s WINEEnjoy award-winning winesat Avila Beach’s first tasting roomReceive 15% off your purchase, with this ad.Offer good through October 31, 2011415 First St., Avila Beach • Open Daily 10:30-6:00805.595.2632 • www.alapaycellars.comFind out more at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com 33


Welcome toLOMPOC WINE GHETTOEVENING LAND VINEYARDS1712-C Industrial Way, Lompoc805-736-9656, www.eveninglandvineyards.comFriday-Sunday 11am-5pm, or by appointmentFrom the vineyards of Burgundy, to America's west coast;taste Pinot Noir & Chardonnay from Côte d'Or, Sta. Rita Hills,Sonoma Coast and the Willamette Valley. Join us.JALAMA WINES308 North 9th Street, Unit C, Lompoc805-735-8937, www.jalamawines.comFriday-Sunday 12-5pm, or by appointmentWinemaker Mark Cargasacchi specializes in Pinot Noir and Syrahfrom select vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County.LA VIE VINEYARDS308 N. 9th Street, Unit D, Lompoc805-291-2111, www.lavievineyards.comOpen Friday-Saturday 11am-5pm(ish) or by appt.Mention this ad for 2 for 1 tastingSmall-lot production Pinot Noir from multiple regions, delicious late harvestChardonnay and Riesling. Stop by to meet the owner/winemakers and samplerare and unique wines of superb quality. Cheers!LORING WINE COMPANY TASTING ROOM1591 E. Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc805-742-0478, www.LoringWineCompany.comOpen Friday through Sunday 12-5pm“We’re a small winery that produces tasty Chardonnay, Pinot Noirand whatever else strikes our fancy : ) ”PALMINA1520 East Chestnut Court, LompocThursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday-Monday 11am-4pm805-735-2030, www.palminawines.comPalmina is a Californian celebration of the rich, wonderful lifestyle andattitude toward food, wine, friends and family that exists in Italy.La Vie VineyardsJalama WinesReinventing the Family FarmAs a young man, growing up on the family ranch on Jalama Roaddidn’t hold much future for Lompoc native, Mark Cargasacchi. With cattleand bean prices stagnant, Mark decided the only way to make a living wasto leave.After having a successful career in environmental chemistry, word wasgetting out about the amazing wine being produced by Richard Sanfordin what is now the Sta. Rita Hills. This piqued Mark’s interest, and hereturned home in 1999 to help plant the first of the Cargasacchi familyvineyards.His desire to learn winemaking dovetailed with his chemistry background,leading him to work at Fess Parker and then Rideau Vineyard astheir enologist. While there, he learned winemaking and honed his vineyardskills.It seemed he had a natural instinct when it came to winemaking. Aftera year or two following rigid instruction, he began developing his owntechniques, borrowing here and there from his peers. The results can beexperienced with each sip of wine.As his style developed, he shied away from commercial yeasts, relyingon the native yeasts from each vineyard to produce their own uniqueflavors. The results are wines rich in complex flavor, each vineyard unique.The wine industry has allowed Mark to help reshape the future of thefamily ranches, and it has provided a path for him to return home andmake a living on the land.With his family, he still runs cattle, but the future of the land is secure;swirling in a glass instead of down a drain.Current wines being poured include Pinot Noir, Syrah, a blend of Riesling/SauvignonBlanc, Pinot Gris and his signature El Capitan blend.SAMSARA1500 East Chestnut Court, Unit A, Lompoc805-588-6980, www.samsarawine.comOpen Friday-Sunday, 11-4pm and Monday-Thursday by appointmentCome taste Chad Melville’s extremely small production of Santa Rita HillsPinot Noir’s and Syrah's, all hand-crafted and made with the ultimaterespect to mother nature.NOT TO BE MISSED: Jalama 2007 Paradise Road Syrah18/20 pts. Decantur Magazine, September 2011TASTE OF STA. RITA HILLS1505 E Chestnut Ave, Lompoc805-735-8774, www.tasteofstaritahills.comOpen Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pmThis is the tasting room for some of the finest and hard-to-findwineries of Santa Rita Hills such as : Clos Pepe, Ken Brown,Thorne, Gypsy Canyon, Hilliard-Bruce, and more!ZOTOVICH CELLARS1500 East Chestnut Court, Suite D; Lompoc805-736-1600, www.zotovichcellars.comThursday-Sunday 10am-5pmA family owned and operated boutique winery."We grow, produce and bottle estate Syrah, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.We're new to the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. Stop in to meet us!"AVIATION DRNORTH O STTo Santa MariaLompoc Wine GhettoPali Wine Co.PALMINALongoria WinesPointConcepción 1SAMSARA Flying Goat AmpelosNew Vineland ZOTOVICH LORINGLAVIEPiedrasassiJALAMATASTE OF FiddleheadEVENINGSTA. RITA HILLSLANDVINEYARDSLompocWine Ghetto 246Brewer-CliftonTranscendenceD’Vine LompocW CENTRALW. COLLEGEW. OCEAN AVENORTH H STF STNORTH H ST17TH STE. CHESTNUTE. LAURELE. CHESTNUTE. OCEAN AVE9TH ST7TH12THTo Santa Barbara112TH STMelvilleBabcockSANTA ROSA RDHuberTo Buellton(18 miles)To Buellton(18 miles)NOT TO SCALE34Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


DOMINION RDHILLCALZADAWINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | SANTA BARBARA COUNTYILLO HWYOCEAN AVECENTRAL AVECOLLEGED’VineMckeon-PhilipsH STBLOSSERLaFenêtreBETTERAVIASKYWAYCoreWine Co.1PaliPointConcepciónMAIN STSTOWELL RDBROADWAYCHESTNUTLAURELLompocSanta Maria11CLARK AVEAddamo EstateVineyards & Bistro7THCOSTA DE OROBETTERAVIA FOXEN CYNSEEMAPPG37Wine CountryOrcuttBrewer-CliftonTranscendenceTELEPHONE RDPresqu´ile246LOMPOCWINE GHETTO• EVENING LAND VNYDSJALAMA• LAVIE SEE• LORING MAP• PALMINA PG34• SAMSARAHuberCellersTASTE OF STA. RITA HILLSZOTOVICHAmpelosFiddleheadFlying Goat 1LongoriaNew Vineland/Piedrasassi101DOMINIONFOXEN CYNCottonwoodPALMERBabcock MelvilleFOXEN CANYONSANTA MARIA MESAPALMERCAT CANYONLONG CANYONRDRDLos Alamos135BedfordDRUM CANYON RDFIGUEROA MTN BREWING COCambriaFOXENRDCANYONCATINDUSTRIALCANYONKENNETHVOLKVINEYARDSFind out more at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com 35TantaraRancho SisquocRiver Bench VineyardsTEPUSQUETCENTRALFOXENAVE OF THEFLAGS2NDMESA RDCANYONALISOSFoxen VineyardsCANYON RDZaca MesaZACABALLARD CANYONBALLARD CYN5THTres HermanasDemetriaANDREW MURRAYFIRESTONESTATION RDCHALKATTERDAGOAKALISAL RDPARKCOPPENHAGENMOLLIECurtisFess ParkerFOXEN CANYONKoehlerFOXEN CANYONHarrison Clarke Wine 154Tre Anelli101BranderLosRusackFOLEYOlivosBridlewoodESTATES Dieberg, BallardStar LaneBeckmen RoblarCold HeavenWinery/ProdigalCasaBlackjackCassaraHitchingSantaShoestringLINCOURTPostRideau YnezAVANTKen WANDERING DOGLafond Brown WINE BAR 246 Buttonwood246Sanford Alma Rosa Mosby D’Alfonso-Curran WinesPresidioTastes of the Valleys GaineyCARIVINTAS Kalyra154SevtapLucas & LewellenRoyal OaksSORT THIS OUTEast Valley/DascombCELLARSLIONS PEAK/Mission MeadowToccata Wines (Mandolina)Buellton1NORTHERNSANTA BARBARA COUNTYTASTING ROOMSSolvangRDFIGUEROA MOUNTAINALAMO PINTADO GRANDSEEMAPPG41DOWNTOWN LOS OLIVOSTASTING ROOMSALTA MARIAANDREW MURRAYBLAIR FOXBYRONCARINA CELLARSCOGHLANDRAGONETTE CELLARSE&TLOS OLIVOS TASTING ROOMQUPÉSTOLPMANAlexander & WayneArtisteArthur EarlBernatCarharttConsilienceDaniel GehrsFontes-PhillipsKaenaLongoriaPacific RidgeSaarloos & SonsTensleyTerceroREFUGIOREFUGIOROBLAR AVEBASELINE BASELINEEDISONCentralCaliforniaWinesSunstoneEDISONVIA RANCHEROSMORAImagine WineARMOURRefugio RanchSEEMAPPG39NOT TO SCALE


SANTA MARIA – SANTA BARBARA COUNTY | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHVisit Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Santa Maria or Paso Roblesby Michael CervinKen Volk doesn’t like to sit still much. This veteran renegade winemakeris constantly looking for new ways to improve and challengehimself and his wines. In addition to his eponymous winery in SantaMaria, he opened a second tasting room in Paso Robles on Highway46 West. Now he and wine lovers have the best of both worlds in twoof the best wine producing counties.Ken was originally best known as the creator of Wild Horse Wineryin Templeton. During the 20 years he owned it, his productionexploded from a mere 600 cases to over 150,000. He sold hissuccessful winery and moved to Santa Maria and opened Ken VolkWines, a smaller facility where he went back to the basics of handcrafting wine. Where ever Ken goes and makes wine, people alwaysfollow. “My goal is to create multifaceted wines,” he says. “Instead offarming everything alike, I combine many of the best practices, materialsand vines available.” He’s known to be meticulous and, in the bestpossible use of the term, a wine-geek, who can discuss the fine detailsabout winemaking. “There’s a huge potential to impact a wine with thedecision of which yeast to use and there’s the potential to createcomplexity,” he says enthusiastically. And he is always tinkering,always experimenting. His attention to detail also carries into theharvest; picking grapes from the same plot of land though at differenttimes to create complexity and flavors that otherwise might not exist.Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Santa Maria“Just as a rich stew or curry creates a more vivid culinary experiencewhen it includes a complex combination of ingredients that harmonize,we seek to bring together complementary flavors for a richerwine experience,” he notes. But he also sources grapes from a largeswath of land in different counties and growing regions to produce thesame effect. “Looking at some of the wines being produced at Chalone(Monterey County), Edna Valley Vineyard (San Luis Obispo) andMeridian Winery (Paso Robles), I knew that wines from the CentralCoast could compete with wines from any California region oranywhere else in the world.” At both tasting rooms you will find thetried and true wines like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlotand Pinot Noir. But you will also discover “heirloom varieties,” thosegrapes that have little support on a broader market such as unusualand hard to find wines like Negrette, Malvasia Bianca, Verdelho,Anglianico, as well as Cabernet Pfeiffer.So if you’re in Paso Robles, or Santa Maria, you have no excuse tomiss out on Ken’s eclectic portfolio. The Kenneth Volk Tasting Roomsare open daily, located at 2485 Highway 46 West in Paso Robles, (805)237-7896, open 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and at 5230 Tepusquet Rd. inSanta Maria. (805) 938-7896, open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or visitwww.volkwines.comKenneth Volk Vineyards, Paso Robles36 Sign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – SANTA MARIA1McKeon-PhilipsLa FenêtreBLOSSERE DONOVANMAINSTOWELLBROADWAY135ROEMERRoemer Way Self-StorageCOSTA DE OROBETTERAVIASanta MariaSKYWAYEAST CLARKTRATTORIA ULIVETOOrcutt135Wine CountryCore Wine Co. Addamo EstateVineyards & BistroTorretti’s FamilyVineyard101PRELLTELEPHONESIERRA MADRE VINEYARDDOMINIONSANTA MARIA MESA RDCottonwoodCanyon CambriaPresqu´ileRiver BenchVineyardsTantaraKENNETHVOLKVINEYARDSTEPUSQUETRancho SisquocFoxen VineyardsFOXEN CANYON RD1Los AlamosToLompoc (18 miles)Solvang (34 miles)NOT TO SCALEBedfordZaca MesaALISOS CANYONDemetriaCurtisANDREW MURRAYFIRESTONETres HermanasSTAZACAFess ParkerKoehlerFOXENCANYON RDwww.santamariavalleywinecountry.comOn the Santa Maria Wine Trailwww.santamariawines.comOpen 10:30-5:002485 Highway 46 WestPaso Robles, CA805-237-7896Now open 7 daysOpen 10:30-4:305230 Tepusquet RoadSanta Maria, CA805-938-7896For more information and directions: www.volkwines.comLook for us on Facebook and become a Fan! 37


V I N E YA R D SCome see why Robert Parker, Jr. said...“Production is small, but these winesare well worth seeking out!”Open Daily 11-52901 A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos805-693-9644www.AndrewMurrayVineyards.comSPECIALIZING INSANTA BARBARA &CENTRAL COASTPINOT NOIRS2905 GRAND AVELOS OLIVOS805-688-7406thelosolivostastingroom.com“Vineyard Crafted Wines”Open daily 11-5,2434 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos(805) 688-0400 • www.stolpmanvineyards.com2 for 1 Tastingwith this adWine Tasting inLOS OLIVOSLos OlivosTastingRoomThe Los Olivos TastingRoom & Wine Shop was established in 1987 as California’s firstindependent tasting room specializing in Santa Barbara and CentralCoast Pinot Noirs. They also carry the fine handcrafted winesproduced by the smaller, local winemakers and wineries that for themost part do not have their own tasting room or have limited daysthey are open.Wine tasting includes nine wines: two whites, four Pinot Noirs,two other select reds and a dessert wine. Cost is $10 for the tasting.Groups of eight or more are requested to make prior arrangements,since the tasting room has limited space.Wines from the following wineries are currently available: Alban,Alma Rosa, Ampelos, Arcadian, Au Bon Climat, Barrack, Bratcher,Brewer-Clifton, Broadsice, Buoni Anni, Carpe Diem, Cimarone,Curran, Demetria, Di Bruno, Evening Land, Fiddlehead, FlyingGoat, Foxen, Halter Ranch, Herman Story, Hitching Post, J. Dusi,Jack Creek, Jaffurs, Ken Brown, Kenneth-Crawford, Kenneth Volk,Lane Tanner, Loring, Lucia, Luli, Margerum, Melville, Morgan, Ojai,Now open, every day from 11 am to 5 pm.2367 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos888-938-7310www.byronwines.comNo appointment necessary.Please call ahead for parties of 8 or more.1711 Alamo Pintado Rd.Open Daily from 10am-5pmwww.lincourtwines.com • 805-688-855438 www.WineCountryThisMonth.com


SAN MARCOS AVEPalmina, Phantom Rivers, Piocho, Pisoni, Roar, Rozak, Seasmoke,Siduri, Sierra Madre Vineyard, Stephen Ross, Talbott, Tin House,Tyler, Villa Creek and Waltzing Bear.The Los Olivos Tasting Room also features a very consumerfriendlywine club that allows you to select quantity, frequency andprice range of the wines selected to ship to you. Since the inventoryis constantly changing, club members never receive the samewine twice (unless so requested).Plan a visit and give your palate a real taste treat. The knowledgeablestaff will assist you in selecting the perfect wine for dinneror to lay down to enjoy in a few years.The Los Olivos Tasting Room is located at 2905 Grand Avenue.For more information, call (805) 688-7406 or visit the website atthelosolivostastingroom.com.Saarloos& SonsQUPÉEpiphanyDaniel GehrsLongoriaTre Anelli/ConsilienceLOS OLIVOS TASTING ROOMANDREW MURRAYEvans RanchE&TBYRONALAMO PINTADO AVEFontes-PhillipsSANTA BARABARA AVESAN MARCOS PASS RDRAILWAY AVENOJOQUI AVECOGHLANBlackjackLINCOURTALTA MARIANOJOQUI AVEBernatat Los Olivos CafeHOLLISTERALAMOPINTADOAVEGRAND AVEPacificRidgeCoquelicotBin 2860GRAND AVECarharttWineryArtisteAlexander& WayneScott CellarsCARINACELLARS DRAGONETTERideau154JONATA STTensleyROBLAR AVEFIGUEROA MTNSAN MARCOS AVEBLAIR FOXSTOLPMANBeckmanKaena WineTerceroALTA STALAMO PINTADO AVEALTA STRoblarReevesRanchVineyardLOS OLIVOSBASELINEN. REFUGIO RDSAN MARCOS PASS RD154BranderROBLAR AVNOT TO SCALEN. REFUGIO RDQUPÉ Tasting Roomfeaturing the wines of:QUP ¥ VERDAD ¥ ETHAN2963 Grand Avenue, LosOlivos(805) 686-4200www.WineCountryThisMonth.com 39


55THTHWine Tasting inS O LVA N GSort This Out Cellarsby Raiza GiorgiIt could be the middle of summer and patrons can still get a tasteof the winter holiday season when they ask for the mulled spiced wineat Sort This Out Cellars in Solvang.“I got yelled at by some of my customers when they brought friendsin the summertime to try the mulled spiced wine, and I didn’t haveany. For the past two years we’ve been making it year round to appeasethem,” said owner and vintner Michael Cobb.The beginning of Cobb’s journey into the wine industry beganwhile working for Disneyland as manager and wine buyer for thefamed Club 33. After several years, Cobb made the Santa Ynez Valleyhis home, and in 2007 produced his first vintage of wines that weresold exclusively online. After a short stint in Buellton, Cobb moved thetasting room to its new home in Solvang.As one walks through the doors of Cobb’s tasting room, they aretransported to the glitz and glam of vintage Las Vegas with pin-up girlson the labels and Frank Sinatra music playing in the background.“I decided to integrate the mulled spiced wine with our own twistbecause it gave us a tie to the European tradition, which has a heavyinfluence on this community,” Cobb said.Cobb continued that his mulled spiced wine is like none otherbecause of his unique ingredients, like adding a splash of apple juiceand assortment of spices which remind him of Christmas.Even the mulled spiced wine has Cobb’s pizzazz, with the labelfeaturing a holiday pin-up model drawn in the 1950s by legendaryartist Earl MacPherson.“It makes for a great hostess gift as the holiday parties start tocommence soon, and also a fun activity because people can make itthemselves with the packaged spices and the recipe printed on theback of the label,” Cobb said.The packaged spiced are hand prepared by a couple from northernCalifornia and scooped into old tobacco pouches. The pouch acts likea tea bag so people don’t have to fish out the spices after preparation,according to Cobb.The recipe (as found on the bottle) consists of: One bottle of SortThis Out Cellars red wine, one bag of mulling spices, 8 ounces ofwater, 4 ounces of apple juice and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Let thewine simmer all in a pot for at least one hour.Keep a lookout soon for a case special and take care of twelvefriends’ gifts in one shot. Always available online or in the tastingroom.SORT THIS OUT CELLARSOpen Daily: Sun-Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm1636 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang, CA805-688-1717 • www.sortthisoutcellars.comTwitter: @stoc • Facebook: Sort This Out CellarsPinot Noir, Chardonnay, Muscat, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Cardiff Giant: Super Tuscan BlendEvery Friday, Sort This Out Cellars releases a new special on Facebook.Become a fan and you’ll be the first to hear about these amazing specials.Also on Fridays, enjoy happy hour from 5-7pm, with half off glasses of wine andwine-tails such as the Mobjito, Blonde Bombshell and Black Jack.RDRD CANYONCANYONBALLARDBALLARDToSanta ToBarbara Santa(43 Barbara miles)(43 miles)BallardBallardSolvangSolvangWANDERING DOG WINE BARWANDERING DOG WINE BARCHALKHILL CHALKHILLD’Alfonso-Curran WinesShoestring D’Alfonso-Curran WinesTastes of the ValleysHitching Shoestring Post Presidio LIONS PEAKTastes of the Valleys246Hitching Post Lucas Presidio & Lewellen LIONS PEAK246East Valley/DascombKalyraSevtap Lucas & Royal Lewellen OaksKalyraSevtapEastRoyal Oaks CARIVINTASValley/DascombSORT THIS OUT CARIVINTASToccata (Mandolino)SORT CELLARS THIS OUT Toccata (Mandolino)Sunstone101CELLARSSunstone101NOT TO SCALEGGATTERDAGATTERDAG2ND2NDOAKOAKPARKPARKCOPENHAGENCOPENHAGEN1ST1STPARKPARKMOLLEMOLLEALISALALISALMISSIONBlackjackBlackjackLINCOURTLINCOURTMISSIONRideauRideauButtonwoodButtonwoodALAMOPINTADOALAMOPINTADORD RDREFUGIO REFUGIO40 Email winery updates to info@winecountrythisweek.com


SANTA BARBARA COUNTYQuality Craft Beers fromFigueroa Mountain Brewing Co.This family-owned brewery started by Jim and Jaime Dietenhoferof Los Olivos, has been life-long dream in the making. Harnessingtheir Bavarian heritage the Dietenhofer’s wanted to create a craftbrewery in the Santa Ynez Valley that focused on creating the highestquality beer and help add to a growing hop culture in the CentralCoast.Utilizing the skill sets from award-winning head brewer A.J. Stolland his brew team, Figueroa Mountain Brewing has been able to createa line-up of seven quality craft beers (soon to be more). The brew teamhas been able to earn multiple medals including three golds in a veryshort period of time (open since 2010).In addition to selling beer in draft and bottles on the open market,Figueroa Mountain Brewery has a tap room that puts the patrons a fewfeet away from the brewing action. Complete with a state-of-the-artstainless brewing system, customers can enjoy the pint of beer thatwas made in the same room and epitomizes freshness. An experiencethat includes live music on Fridays, and a complete food and wine list.Beer lovers may also enjoy the Fig Mtn Beer truck complete withtaps on the side ready to pour. The truck can be seen at a large listof events throughout the Central Coast. Stay tuned towww.figmtnbrew.com for more information, or follow them on Facebook:Figueroa Mountain Brewing for the latest news and updates.Find out more at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com 41


SANTA BARBARAWine Tasting inCorks and Crowns – Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Tasting Roomby Kyle SlavinMany tasting rooms offer one selection of pre-determined winesand have limited comfort to accompany the tasting experiences,manager Nick Morello looks to change all that. At Corks and Crowns,you won’t just taste your wine and be on your way.Set in a comfortable loft-style room, complete with lounge furnitureand a fireplace, Corks and Crowns has succeeded in upgradingthe wine and beer tasting experience with an executive flair. More thana stop on the Urban Wine Trail, Corks is indeed a destination in itsown right.Offering rotating flights of only the top-rated wines and beers,Morello has stocked the tasting room with enough foreign anddomestic options to satisfy even the most adventurous taster’s palate.Looks and comfort aside, it is this range in premier-level wine selectionthat really sets Corks and Crowns apart from the other tastingSanta Barbara101To Solvang(34 miles)LAGUNAGARDENSANTA BARBARAANACAPASTATESHORELINECHAPALAOLIVEW. ANAPAMUW CANON PERDIDOW. HALEY STMILPASSilverBY APPTN SALSIPUEDESCarrE GUITERREZAu BonClimatMargerum SantaCottonwood BarbaraCanyon Winery WhitcraftOreanaKalyra Municipal WinemakersGiessinger Kunin WinesCALLEMONTECITOJaffursWine CellarsCESAR CHAVEZ101YANONALICORKS & CROWNSCONWAY FAMILY(DEEP SEA)CABRILLOrooms in the county. This month’s options include a Tuscan flight,most of which are nearly impossible to find in the USA. Or, you couldopt for the Diamond flight, all of which are from bottles that crack thetriple digits in price and 94+ ratings!There are countless benefits for Corks and Crowns customers.Every Thursday, Morello brings in a selection from Fire and Ice, a localboutique pizzeria, for a weekly pairing. With each rotation of his internationalwine flight, he offers a specialty accompaniment of cuisinefrom that region of the world. And don’t worry if you’re not in themood for a tasting – you can purchase by the glass or bottle and relaxon their beach-side porch!If you are a casual wine or beer taster, then Corks and Crowns isworth a visit for their peaceful ambiance, their friendly and knowledgeablestaff and their wide range of beer and wine options. But forthe true wine junkie, a visit to Corks is a must – they have such anamazing variety of top-tier wine that can be found nowhere else.Corks and Crowns is more than just a stop on the wine trail. It isthe finish line.42Look for us on Facebook and become a Fan!


WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINERY LISTINGSWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESP A S O R O B L E S A R E AAdelaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 10-55805 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 805 239-8980 X X XAlta Colina – Paso RoblesTh-Su2725 Adelaida Rd; 805 227-4191 11-5 X XAmByth Estate – TempletonBy510 Sequoia Lane; 805 305-9497 appt X XAncient Peaks – Santa Margarita Th-Mo22720 El Camino Real; 805-365-7045 11-5:30 X X XAnglim – Paso Robles Th-Mo 11-6740 Pine St; 805-227-6813 or by Appt X XAronHill Vineyards – Templeton Daily3745 W. Hwy 46; 805-434-3066 11-5 X XArroyo Robles – Paso RoblesDaily739 12th St; 877-759-WINE 11-7 X XAsuncion Ridge – Paso Robles Daily 12:30-6729 13th Street; 805 237-3780 Fri-Sat till 8 X XAugust Ridge – Creston Fr 12-58790 E. Highway 41; 805 239-2455 Sa-Su 11-5 X XB & E Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-510,000 Creston Rd; 805-238-4815 or By Appt X XBarrel 27 Wine Co – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-52323 Tulley Rd #110; 805-237-1245 or By Appt X XBassetti Vineyards – CambriaBy1191 N. Green Valley Rd; 805-927-1925 Appt X XBear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles Daily840 13th Street, Suite G ; 805-238-4329 12-5 X XBella Luna – TempletonFr-Su1850 Templeton Rd; 805-434-5477 10-5 X XBerardo Vineyards – Paso Robles Weekends3280 Township Rd; 805-239-9432 12-5 X XBianchi Winery – Paso RoblesDaily3380 Branch Rd; 805-226-9922 10-5 X XBlack Hand Cellars – Cambria Weekends & holidays766 Main Street, Suite B ; 805-712-WINE 11-5 X XBodegas Paso Robles– Paso Robles Daily 12:30-6729 13th Street; 805 237-3780 Fri-Sat till 8 X XBon Niche Cellars – San MiguelBy2627 Golden Eagle Way; 805 400-0451 Appt X XBooker Vineyard – Paso Robles Thu-Sun2640 Anderson Road; 805-237-7367 11-5 X XBrian Benson Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su2985 Anderson Rd; 805-296-9463 10:30-5 X XBrochelle Vineyards – Paso Robles Thu-Mon2323 Tuley Ct, #130 ; 805-237-4410 11-5 X XCALCAREOUS – Paso RoblesDaily3430 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289 11-5 X XCaliza Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su 11-4:302570 Anderson Rd; 805-237-1480 or by appt X XCaparone Winery – Paso Robles Daily2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827 11-5 X X XCARINA CELLARS – Paso Robles Thu-Mon3525 Adelaida Rd; 805 835-9643 11-5 X X XCarmody McKnight Estate Wines – Paso Robles11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X XCass Vineyards – Paso Robles Sa-Su 11-67350 Linne Rd; 805-239-1730 Mo-Fr 12-5 X XCASTORO CELLARS – Templeton Daily1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 10-5:30 X XCayucos Cellars – Cayucos Daily 11-5:30131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036 Closed Tue X XCerro Prieto Vnyd – Paso RoblesBy810 11th St, Paso Robles; 805 238-9456 Appt X XChangala Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su By3770 Willow Creek Road; 805-226-9060 11-5 Appt X XChateau Margene – CrestonSat-Sun4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321 12-5 X XChateau Margene – Paso Robles Daily6996 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805 238-3500 11- 5 X XChristian Lazo – Paso Robles Thu-Mon 12-7840 13th St, Suite F; 805 226-8820 Sat 10-7 or by appt X XChronic Cellars – Paso RoblesDaily2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 237-7848 11:30-5:30 X XChumeia Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102 10-5 X XCinquain Cellars – San MiguelBy apt6404 Independence Ranch Pl; 805 400-5978 X XClautiere Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789 12-5 X XClavo Cellars – TempletonDaily315 South Main St; 805-226-0174 12-5 X XCLAYHOUSE WINES – Paso Robles Daily849 13th St; 805 238-7055 11-6 X XCROAD VINEYARDS~ Kiwi Hour – 2:00-3:00 p.m. ~50% off wine by the glass!3550 Vinedo Robles Lane, Paso Robles805-226-9899Open 11-5 Thursday-MondayCypher Winery – TempletonDaily3750 Hwy 46 West; 805 237-0055 11-6 X XD’Anbino Cellars – Paso Robles Thu-Mon710 Pine St; 805-227-6800 11-6 X XDaou Vineyards – Paso RoblesDaily2777 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805 226-5460 11-5 X XDark Star Cellars – Paso RoblesFr-Su2985 Anderson Rd; 805-237-2389 10:30-5 X XDenner Vineyards & Winery – Paso Robles5414 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-4287 Daily 11-5 X XDerby Wine Estates – Paso Robles Fr-Mo5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300 11-5 X XDoce Robles – Paso RoblesDaily2023 Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766 10-5:30 X XDomaine Degher – Paso RoblesBy8650 Centra Rd ; 805 296-2562 Appt X XDonati Family Vnyd – Templeton Daily 10-5Corner of 46 West & Vineyard Dr; 805-238-0676 X XDonatoni Winery – Paso Robles Sa-Su 12-53225 Township Rd; 805-226-0620 Or By Appt XDover Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su4520 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0101 11-5 X XDubost Winery – Paso RoblesFri-Sun9988 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-226-8463 11-5 X XDunning Vineyards Estate Winery – Paso Robles1953 Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Th-Mo 11-5 X XEagle Castle Winery – Paso Robles Daily3090 Anderson Rd; 805-227-1428 10:30-5:30 X X XEBERLE WINERY – Paso Robles Win-10-53810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607 Sum 10-6 X X XÉcluse Wines – Paso RoblesFr-Sun1520 Kiler Canyon Rd; 805 238-4998 11-4 X XEDWARD SELLERS – Paso Robles Daily1401 Hwy 46 West; 805 239-8915 11-5 X XEnfold Wines – Paso RoblesBy855 Windwood Rd; 805 239-2856 Appt X XEpoch Estate Wines – Templeton Fri-Mon 11-57505 York Mountain Rd; 805 237-7575 Thur by appt X XEOS ESTATE WINERY – Paso Robles Daily2300 Airport Rd; 805-591-8050 11-5 X XFS Cellars – Paso RoblesThu-Sun1337 Vendels Circle; 805-226-8989 11-6 X XFalcon Nest Winery – Paso Robles Daily5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227 10-7:30 X XFour Sisters Ranch – San MiguelBy6961 Estrella Rd; 805 526-9242 Appt X XFratelli Perata – Paso RoblesBy1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809 Appt X XFrolicking Frog – AtascaderoBy14490 San Miguel Rd; 805 466-0779 Appt X XFS Cellars – Paso RoblesThu-Sun1337 Vendels Circle; 805-226-8989 11-6 X XGelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles By5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808 Appt X XGraveyard Vineyards – San Miguel By6990 Estrella Road; 805 467-2043 Appt X X XGreMark Vnyds – Paso RoblesBy5325 Rancho La Loma Linda; 805 237-0154 Appt X XGrey Wolf Cellars – Paso Robles Daily2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771 11-5:30 X XHALTER RANCH VNYD– Paso Robles Daily8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 11-5 X XHammerSky Vineyards– Paso Robles Fr-Su7725 Vineyard Drive; 949 338-7813 By Appt X XHansen Vineyard – TempletonFr-Sun5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 11-5 X XHarmony Cellars – Harmony Sum 10-5:303255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805 927-1625 Win 10-5 X XHearst Ranch – San SimeonTue-Sun442 SLO San Simeon Rd; 805 927-4100 11-5 X XHEARTHSTONE– Paso Robles Daily5070 Vineyard Dr; 805 238-2544 10-5 X XHerman Story Wines– Paso Robles Thu-Sun 11-41227 Paso Robles St; 949 237-2400 or by appt X XHidden Oak – TempletonFr-Sun4671 South El Pomar; 805 237-9315 11-5 X XSign up for our email newsletter at www.WineCountryThisMonth.com43


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESHope Family Wines – Paso Robles Fr-Sa1585 Live Oak Road; 805 238-4112 10-4 X XHug Cellars – Paso Robles Thu-Mon 11-52323 Tuley Rd; 805-226- 8022 & By Appt X X XHUNT CELLARS – Paso Robles Sum 10:30-62875 Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600 Win 10:30-5 X XJ& J CELLARS – San Miguel Fri-Sun2850 Ranchita Canyon; 805-467-2891 11-5 X XJ. LOHR VNYDS & WINES Daily6169 Airport Rd, Paso Robles; 805-239-8900 10-5 X XJ. Paul Rosilez – Paso Robles Daily4889 Dry Creek Rd; 805-226-0550 11-5 X XJack Creek Cellars – Templeton Mon 11-3, Thu 11-45265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 X XJADA WINERY – Paso Robles Thu-Mon5620 Vineyard Dr; 805 226-4200 11-5 X X XJustin Winery – Paso RoblesDaily11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 238-6932 10-5 X X XKaleidos – Paso RoblesFri-Sun3770 Willow Creek; 805 226-0828 11-5 X XKENNETH VOLK – Paso Robles Daily2485 Hwy 46W; 805 237-7896 10:30-5 X XKiamie Wine Cellars – Paso Robles Open daily9750 Adelaida Rd; 805 226-8333 11-5 X X XKukkula – TempletonFri-Sun9515 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 227-0111 11-5 X XL’Aventure Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su 11-42815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588 Mo-We by Appt. X XLago Giuseppe – TempletonBy8345 Green Valley Rd, 46 W; 805-237-7300 Appt X XLaraneta Vynds – TempletonBy2602 Templeton Rd, 46 W; 805 434-5090 Appt X XLe Cuvier – Paso RoblesFri-Sun9750 Adelaida Rd; 805 549-4764 11-5 X XLE VIGNE WINERY – Paso Robles Sum 11-65115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 Win 11-5 X X XLinne Calodo – Paso RoblesDaily3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 10-4:30 X XLocatelli – San MiguelFr-Su8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 1l-4 X XLoma Linda Vineyards – Paso Robles By5155 Rancho La Loma Linda Dr: 805 227-7172Appt X XLone Madrone – Paso RoblesDaily2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0845 10:30-5 X XMaloy O’Neill – Paso RoblesDaily5725 Union Rd; 805 238-6430 10-5 X XMeridian Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133 10-5 X XMeritage Wine Tasting – Paso Robles Sun 12-5 X X810 11th St; 805 238-9456 Mon-Thu 12-8, Fri-Sat 12-11Midnight Cellars – Paso Robles Win Daily 10-52925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904 Sum Daily 10-5:30 X XMinassian-Young – Paso RoblesThu-Su4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571 11-5 X XMitchella Vineyard – Paso Robles Fr-Su 12-52525 Mitchella Ranch Way; 805 239-8555 or by appt X X44Mondo Cellars – Paso RoblesDaily3260 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 226-2925 11-6 X X XMoonstone Cellars – CambriaDaily801 Main St, Suite C; 805-927-9466 11-5 X XNadeau Family Vintners – Paso Robles Fr-Su3860 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-3574 12-5 X XNINER WINE ESTATE – Paso Robles Daily2400 Highway 46 West; 805-239-2233 10-5 X XNorman Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily7450 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0138 11-5 X XOPOLLO VNYDS – Paso Robles Daily7110 Vineyard Dr; 805-238-9593 10-5 X XORCHID HILL VNYDDaily1140 Pine St, Paso Robles; 805-237-7525 12-6 X XOrtman Family Vnyds – Paso Robles Sun-Thu 12-61317 Park Street; 805-237-9009 Fri-Sat 12-7 X XOso Libre Winery – Paso Robles Wed-Mon7383 Vineyard Dr; 805 238-3378 11-5 X XPaso Port Wine Co – in Steinbeck Vnyds Thu-Mon5940 Union Rd, Paso Robles; 805 239-2229 11-5 X XPASO WINE CENTRE – Paso Robles Tue-Thu 4-91240 Park Street; 805 239-9156 Fri-Sat 1-9, Sun 1-7 X XPARRISH FAMILY – Paso Robles Open daily1220 Park St; 805 286-4028 12-7 X XPeachy Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Daily1480 N. Bethel Rd; 805-239-1918 11-5 X XPear Valley – Paso RoblesDaily4900 Union Road; 805 237-2861 11-5 X XPenman Springs – Paso Robles Thu-Sun1985 Penman Springs Dr; 805-237-7959 11-5 X XPer Cazo Cellars – Paso RoblesBy5325 Vineyard Dr; 805 227-4949 Appt XPIANETTA – Paso Robles Sun-Thurs 12-6829 13th St; 805-226-4005 Fri-Sat 11-7 X X XPipestone – Paso RoblesTh-Mo2040 Niderer Rd; 805-227-6385 11-5 X XPoalillo Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily7970 Vineyard Drive; 805-238-0621 11-5 X XPomar Junction – TempletonTh-Mo5036 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-238-9940 11-5 X XPozo Valley – Santa MargaritaFr-Su2200 El Camino Real; 805-286-7172 12-5 X XPretty Smith – San MiguelFr-Su13350 River Rd; 805-467-3104 11-5 X XProulx – Paso RoblesThu-Mon5424 Vineyard Drive; 805-226-2800 11-5 X XRabbit Ridge – Paso RoblesSat-Sun1172 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3331 11-5 X XRanchita Canyon – San Miguel Fri-Mon3439 Ranchita Canyon Road; 805 467-9448 11-5 X XRangeland Wines – Paso RoblesBy10425 Klau Mine Road; 805 674-9232 Appt X XRed Soles – Paso RoblesDaily3230 Oakdale Rd; 805-226-9898 11-5 X XRio Seco – Paso RoblesDaily4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884 11-5 X XRIVERSTAR VNYDS – San Miguel Fri-Mon7450 Estrella Rd; 805 467-0086 12-5 X XRN Estate Winery – Paso RoblesBy7986 North River Rd; 805 610-9802 Appt X XROBERT HALL – Paso Robles Daily Win 10-53443 Mill Rd; 805-239-1616 Sum 10-6 X X XRockin’ R Wine – Paso RoblesFri-Sun8500 Union Rd, Ste C; 805 835-8529 11-5 X XRocky Creek Cellars – Templeton Daily8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919 11-5 X XROTTA WINERY – Templeton Daily250 Winery Road; 805-237-0510 10:30-5:30 X XRoxo Port Cellars – Paso Robles Mo,We,Th 12-8810 11th St, at Meritage; 805 464-0922 Fr,Sa 12-10, Su 12-6 X XSan Antonio Winery – Paso Robles Daily2610 Buena Vista; 805 226-2600 10-6 X XSan Marcos Creek – Paso RoblesDaily7750 North Hwy 101; 805-467-9260 11-5 X XSarzotti Winery – Templeton Thu-Sun 11-5180 Bella Rancy Rd; 805 226-2022 or By Appt X XSculpterra – Paso RoblesFri-Sun5015 Linne Road, 805-226-8881 10-5 X XSextant Wines – Paso RoblesFri-Mon3502 Dry Creek Rd, #B9-11; 805 542-0133 12-5 X XSILVER HORSEWINERY2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel805-467-WINEOpen Friday-Sunday 11-5or by appointmentCome see what everyone is talking about!Sharp’s Hill – Poured at Vinoteca, Paso Robles835 12th St; 805 227-7154 Mo-Th 4-9, Fri & Sa 4-11 X XSkyhawk Lane & Red Poets– Cambria Thu-Tue821 Cornwall St; 805 350-5049 11-5Stacked Stone Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 11-51525 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7872 Su 12-5 X XStanger Vineyards – Paso Robles7970 Vineyard Drive; 805 238-4777 Daily 11-5 X X5225 Hwy 41 Fri-Sun 11-6 X XStarr-Ranch – Paso RoblesBy9320 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 227-0144 Appt X XSteinbeck – Paso RoblesFri-Sun5940 Union Rd; 805 238-1854 11-5 X XStephen’s Cellar – tasted at Lone Madrone Daily2485 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805-238-2412 10:30-5 X XStill Waters Vineyards – Paso Robles Th-Mo2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231 11-5 X XSummerwood – Paso RoblesDaily2175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365 10-6 X XTablas Creek – Paso RoblesDaily9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231 10-5 X X XTackitt Family– San MiguelFri-Sun6640 Von Dollen Rd; 805 467-9490 12-5Tassajara Cellars – San Miguel Fri-Sun 11-5Go to www.WineCountryThisMonth.com for more winery information


WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINERY LISTINGSWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESIn the barrel room at Silver Horse; 805-239-8511 X XTerry Hoage – Paso RoblesBy Appt870 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2083 Fri-Sun 11-4 X XThacher Winery – Paso Robles Fri-Sun 11-58355 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0087 & By Appt X XTobin James Cellars – Paso Robles Daily8950 Union Rd; 805-239-2204 10-6 X XTolo Cellars – Paso Robles Thu-Mon 11-59750 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-2282 or by appt X XTreana Winery – Paso RoblesFr-Sa1585 Live Oak Rd; 805 238-4112 10-4 X XTurley Wine Cellars – Templeton Daily2900 Vineyard Dr; 805-434-1030 9-5 X XTwilight Cellars– Paso RoblesThur-Sun2740 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805-226-9907 11-5 X XVenteux Vineyards – Templeton Daily1795 Las Tablas Rd; 805-369-0127 10-5 X XVeris Cellars – Templeton Win 11-51266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319 Sum 11-6 X X XVia Vega Vnyd & Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 11-52378 Adobe Rd; 805-423-2190 or By Appt X XVictor Hugo Winery – TempletonBy2850 El Pomar Dr; 805-434-1128 Appt X XVillicana Winery – Paso RoblesTh-Su2725 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-9456 11-5 X XVilla Creek Cellars – Paso Robles Fri-Sun 11-55995 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805 238-7145 or by appt X XVilla San Juliette – San MiguelBy6385 Cross Canyon Rd; 805 550-0522 Appt X XVina Robles – Paso Robles Sum 10-63700 Mill Rd; 805-227-4812 Win 10-5 X XVines on the Marycrest – Paso Robles Fri-Sat 11-55050 Mustard Creek Rd; 805 237-0378 Sun 10-4 X XVista Del Rey – Paso Robles Su 11-57340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 By Appt X XWCP Cellars – Paso Robles Fri 2-6, Sat 12-67340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 Sun 12-4 X XWestburg Cellars – Paso Robles 3rd weekend 12-43180 Willow Creek Rd; 805 238-9321 or by appt X XWhalebone Vineyard – Paso Robles Mon-Fri 11-58325 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-9020 Sat-Sun 10-5:30 X XWild Coyote Winery – Paso Robles Daily3775 Adelaida Rd; 805-610-1311 11-5 X XWILD HORSE WINERY – Templeton Daily1484 Wild Horse Winery Ct; 805-434-2541 11-5 X XWindward Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily1380 Live Oak Rd; 805-239-2565 10:30-5 X XZenaida Cellars – Paso RoblesDaily1550 Hwy 46 West; 805-227-0382 11-5 X X XZinAlley – TempletonFri-Sun3730 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0959 11-5 X XS A N L U I S O B I S P OALAPAY CELLARS – Avila Beach Daily415 First St; 805-595-2632 10:30-6 X XAutry Cellars – San Luis ObispoFri-Sun835 Capitolio Way, #3; 805-546-8669 11-6 X XAu Bon Climat– Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X XBaileyana Estate – San Luis Obispo Daily5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 10-5 X XBARNWOOD – Arroyo Grande Daily453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 888-809-VINE 11-5 X XBISHOP’S PEAK – Arroyo Grande Daily3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 10-4:30 X XCenter of Effort Wine – Arroyo Grande By2199 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805 782-9463 Appt X XCerro Caliente – San Luis ObispoFr-Su831 A Via Esteban; 805-544-2842 11-5 X XCHAMISAL VNYDS – San Luis Obispo7525 Orcutt Rd; 805-541-9463 Daily 10-5 X XClaiborne & Churchill – San Luis Obispo Daily2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd; 805-544-4066 11-5 X XEDNA VALLEY VNYD – San Luis Obispo2585 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-544-5855 Daily 10-5 X XKelsey See Canyon – San Luis Obispo1947 See Canyon Rd; 805-595-9700 Daily 11-5:30 X X XKynsi Winery – Arroyo GrandeTh-Mo2212 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805-544-8461 11-5 X XLAETITIA VNYD – Arroyo Grande Daily453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 11-5 X XMargerum– Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X XMonterey Street Wine Co – San Luis Obispo1255 Monterey St; 805-541-1255 Tue-Wed 1:30-7, Thu-Sat 1:30-9 X XMorovino – Avila Beach Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 12-576 Landing Passage; 805-627-1443 Fri-Sat 12-6 X XNADIA – Arroyo Grande453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 Daily 11-5 X XPER BACCO CELLARS – San Luis Obispo1850 Calle Joaquin Rd; 805-787-0485 Daily 11-5 X X XPhantom Rivers – Arroyo Grande Sun-Thu 12-5211 E. Branch St; 805-481-WINE Fri 12-9, Sat 12-7 X XPiedra Creek Winery – San Luis Obispo By6425 Mira Cielo Dr; 805-541-1281 Appt X XPismo Beach Winery – Pismo Beach Daily271 B Five Cities; 805-773-WINE 12-5 X X XPithy Little Wine Co – San Luis Obispo Th-Sa 12-91037 Chorro St; 805 546-1059 Su 12-5,Mo-We 12-6 X XRancho Arroyo Grande – Arroyo Grande 1st Sat591 Hi Mountain Rd; 805-474-0220 11-5SALISBURY VNYDS – Avila Valley Fri-Sun 11-66985 Ontario Rd; 805-595-WINE Mon-Thu 12-6 X XSaucelito Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-543-2111 10-5 X XSextant Wines/10knot Cellars – SLO Mon-Fri 10-41653 Old Price Cnyn Rd; 866-833-WINE Sat-Sun 10-5 X XStephen Ross – San Luis Obispo Thur-Sun178 Suburban Rd; 805-594-1318 11-5 X X XTALLEY VNYDS – Arroyo Grande3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 Daily 10:30-4:30 X XTangent Vnyds – San Luis Obispo5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 Daily 10-5 X XTaste of the Valleys – San Luis Obispo Su-Th 12-9911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Fr-Sa 12-10 X XTOLOSA WINERY – San Luis Obispo Daily4910 Edna Rd; 805-782-0500 11-5 X XWolff Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Daily6238 Orcutt Rd; 805-781-0448 11-5 X X XWilliam James – Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 X XWOOD WINERY – Avila Beach Daily 11-6480 Front St; 805-595-9663 Fri till 8, Sat till 7 X XSANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYONAddamo Estate Vnyds – Orcutt Tue-Sat400 E. Clark Ave; 805-937-6400 11-9 X XANDREW MURRAY – Los Olivos Sat-Sun5095 Zaca Station Rd; 805 686-9604 11-4 X X XBedford – Los AlamosDaily448 Bell St; 805-344-2107 11-5 X XCambria Winery – Santa MariaDaily5475 Chardonnay Lane; 805 938-7318 10-5 X XCore Wine – Orcutt Wed 1-5, Thu 4-5, Fri 1-8, Sat 12-6145 S. Gray Street, Ste 103; 805 937-1600 Sun 12-5 X XCOSTA DE ORO – Santa Maria Open daily 11-61331 S. Nicholson Ave; 805-922-1468 Fri till 8 X XCottonwood Canyon – Santa Maria Thurs-Sun3940 Dominion Rd; 805-937-VINE 10-5 X X XCurtis Winery – Los OlivosDaily5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-5 X XDemetria – Los OlivosBy6701 Foxen Canyon R; 805 686-2345 Appt X XFess Parker – Los OlivosDaily6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X XFIRESTONE VNYDS – Los Olivos5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 Daily 11-5 X X XFoxen Vineyard – Santa MariaDaily7200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-4251 11-4 X XKENNETH VOLK VNYDS – Santa Maria5230 Tepusquet Rd; 805-938-7896 Daily 10:30-4:30 X X XKoehler – Los OlivosDaily5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X XLa Fenêtre – Santa MariaBy2717 Aviation Way; 310-977-5615 Appt X XMartian Ranch – Los AlamosBy8900 Alisos Canyon Rd; 310-804-1292 Appt X XMcKeon-Philips – Santa Maria Fri-Sun 11-62115 S Blosser Rd, #114; 805-928-3025 Or by appt X XOvene Winery – Santa Maria (Tasting Room: See Solvang)2717 Aviation Way; 714-420-2525 By Appt X XPresqu’ile Wine – Santa MariaBy2540 E. Clark Ave; 805 363-1966 Appt X XRancho Sisquoc Winery – Santa Maria Mon-Thu 10-46600 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-934-4332 Fri-Sun 10-5 X XEmail winery updates to info@winecountrythisweek.com 45


WINERY LISTINGS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTHWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESRiverbench Vineyards – Santa Maria Daily6020 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8340 10-4 X X XSagebrush Annie’s – VentucopaSat-Sun4211 Hwy 33; 661 766-2319 11:30-5 X XSIERRA MADRE VINEYARD – Santa Maria2570 Prell Road; 805-922-3100 By Appt X XTantara Vineyard – Santa MariaBy4747 Ontiveros Lane; 805-938-5051 Appt X XTorretti’s Family – Santa MariaBy2108 Quail Canyon Rd; 805-714-0622 Appt X XTres Hermanas Winery – Santa Maria Daily9660 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8451 10-5 X XWine Country – Orcutt Thu-Sat 1-8130 N. Broadway St, Ste A; 805-688-9339 Sun 1-6 X XZaca Mesa – Los Olivos Daily 10-46905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 Sum Fri-Sat till 5 X XL O SO L I V O SAlexander & Wayne – Los Olivos Daily2922 Grand Ave; 805-688-9665 11-6 X XALTA MARIA VINEYARDS – Los Olivos Daily2933 Grand Ave; 805-686-1144 11-5 X XANDREW MURRAY – Los Olivos Tasting Room2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Daily 11-5 X XArthur Earl – Los OlivosDaily2922 Grand Ave; 805-693-1771 11-6 X XArtiste– Los OlivosDaily2948E Grand Avenue; 805 686-2626 11-5:30 X XBeckmen Vineyards – Los Olivos Daily2670 Ontiveros; 805-688-8664 11-5 X XBernat – Tasted at Los Olivos Cafe2879 Grand Ave; 805794-5217 Daily X XBin 2860 – Los Olivos Sun-Thu 11-72860 Grand Ave; 805 693-8537 Fri-Sat 11-8 X XBLAIR FOX CELLARS – Los OlivosFri-Sun 12-52902 San Marcos Ave, B; 805 691-1678 Or By Appt X XBrander Vineyard – Los Olivos Sum 10-52401 Refugio Rd; 805- 688-2455 Win 11-4 X XBrophy Clark Cellars – at Los Olivos Tasting Room2905 Grand Ave; 805-929-4830 Daily 11-6 X XBYRON VNYD – Los Olivos Tasting Room2367 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805 938-7365 Daily 11-5 X XCarhartt Vineyard – Los OlivosDaily2990A Grand Ave; 805-688-0685 11-5 X XCARINA CELLARS – Los Olivos Daily2900 Grand Ave, A; 805-688-2459 11-5 X XCOGHLAN VNYD – Los Olivos Thurs-Mon2366 Alamo Pintado; 805-686-2395 11-5 X XConsilience – Los OlivosDaily2923 Grand Ave; 805-691-1020 11-5 X XCoquelicot – Los Olivos Daily 11-52884 Grand Ave; 805-688-1500 Sat 10-5 X XDaniel Gehrs Winery – Los Olivos Daily 10-62939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 Win till 5 X XDRAGONETTE – Los Olivos Thu-Mon2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-693-0077 11-5 X XEpiphany Cellars – Los OlivosDaily2963 Grand Ave; 866-354-9463 11- 5:30 X XE&T WINES – Los OlivosThur-Mon2901C Grand Ave; 866-688-6081 11:30- 5 X XEvans Ranch – Los OlivosDaily2901 Grand Ave; 805 688-0558 10-5 X X XFIRESTONE VNYD – Los Olivos Daily5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 10-5 X X XFontes & Phillips – Los Olivos Thu-Mon 11-52362 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805 688-2200 or by appt. X XKaena Wine – Los Olivos Fri-Sun 12-52933 San Marcos Ave, Ste 107; 805 451-6037 or by appt. X XLane Tanner Wines – at Los Olivos Tasting Room2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-6 X XLongoria Wines – Los OlivosDaily2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637 11-4:30 X XLOS OLIVOS – Los Olivos Tasting Room2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-5 X XPacific Ridge Vineyards – Los Olivos Daily2890 Grand Avenue; 805-688-1737 11-6 X XQUPÉ WINE – at Qupé Tasting Room in Los Olivos2963 Grand Ave, Ste B; 805-686-4200 Daily 11-5 X XReeves Ranch Vineyard – Santa Ynez By4000 W. Oak Trail Rd; 805 688-7245 Appt X XSaarloos & Sons – Los OlivosDaily2971 Grand Ave; 805 688-1200 11-6 X XScott Cellars – Los OlivosWed-Mon2933 San Marcos Ave, #101; 805 686-5450 11-5 X XSTOLPMAN VNYDS– Los Olivos Daily2434 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-688-0400 11-5 X XTensley/Lea Wines – Los Olivos Fri-Sun2900 Grand Ave, Suite B ; 805-688-6761 11-5 X XTercero Wines – Los OlivosMon-Fri2445 Alamo Pintado Ave, Ste 104; 805-245-9584 12-5 X XTESSA MARIE – poured at E&T Wines Thur-Mon2901C Grand Ave, Los Olivos; 866-688-6081 11:30- 5 X XTre Anelli – Los OlivosDaily2923 Grand Ave; 805-686-3000 11-5 X XVerdad & Ethan – at Qupé Tasting Room in Los Olivos2963 B Grand Ave; 805-686-4200 Daily 11-5 X XL O M P O C / B U E L L T O NAlma Rosa – BuelltonDaily7250 Santa Rosa; 805-688-9090 11-4:30 X XAmpelos Cellars – LompocThur-Sun312 N 9th Street, 805-736-9957 11-5 X XAVANT – BuelltonThur-Sun35 Industrial Way; 805 686-9400 11-8 X X XBabcock Winery – Lompoc Sum 10:30-55175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455 Win 10:30-4 X XBrewer-Clifton – LompocFri-Sun329 N. F St; 805-735-9184 11-4 X XCasa Cassara – Buellton Mon, Wed,Thu 12-6:30291 Valley Station Dr; 805-688-8691 Fri-Sun 11-6:30 X XClos Pepe – at Taste of Sta Rita Hills Thu-Sun1505 E. Chestnut Ave, Lompoc; 805 735-8774 11-5 X XCold Heaven Cellars – Buellton Fri-Mon92 Second Street, A; 805 686-1343 12-5 X XD’Vine – Lompoc Tue-Thu 3-9, Fri-Sat 3-11107 Ocean Ave; 805 735-8771 Closed Sun-Mon X XDierberg Estate/Star Lane – Lompoc1280 Drum Canyon Rd; 866-652-8430 Daily 11-5 X XEVENING LAND VNYDS – Lompoc Fri-Sun1712-C Industrial Way; 805 736-9596 11-5 X XFIGUEROA MTN BREWERY – Lompoc Fr 4-845 Industrial Way; 805 694-2252 Sa 11-8, Su 12-5 or By Appt X XFiddlehead Cellars – Lompoc Thur-Sun1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 805 742-0204 11-4 X XFlying Goat Cellars – LompocThur-Sun1520 East Chestnut Court; 805 736-9032 11-4 X XFOLEY ESTATES – LompocDaily6121 East Hwy 246; 805-737-6222 10-5 X XHarrison-Clarke – LompocBy805-686-0850 Appt X XHitching Post Wines – at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676 Daily from 4pm X XHuber Cellars – Lompoc Fri-Sun 11-54892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 & By Appt X XJALAMA WINES– LompocFri-Sun308 North 9th St, C ; 805-735-8937 12-5 X XKen Brown Wines – BuelltonBy70 Industrial Way; 805-448-3791 Appt X XLafond Vineyard – BuelltonDaily6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921 10-5 X XLA VIE VNYDS – LompocFri-Sun308 North 9th Street, D ; 805 291-2111 11-5 X XLongoria Wines – LompocSat & Sun1700 Industrial Way, A; 805 759-4637 11-4 X XLORING WINE CO – LompocFri-Sun1591 E. Chestnut Ave; 805 742-0478 12-5 X XMelville Vineyard – LompocDaily5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030 11-4 X XMosby Winery – Buellton Mo-Fr 10-49496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415 Sa-Su 10-5 X XNew Vineland/Pierdrassi – Lompoc Fri-Sun1501 E Chestnut Ave; 805 736-6784 12-5 X XPali Wine Co. – Lompoc Sat & Sun 11-41036 W Aviation Dr; 805 736-7200 Mon-Thu by appt X XPALMINA – Lompoc Thur-Sat 11-51520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030 Sun-Mon 11-4 X XPoint Concepción Wines – LompocBy1601 W. Central Ave; 805-588-1545 Appt X XProdigal Wines – BuelltonFri-Mon92 Second St, A; 805-688-0476 12-4 X XSAMSARA – Lompoc Fri-Sun 11-41500 East Chestnut Ct; 805-331-2292 & by appt X XSanford Winery – Lompoc Sun-Thu 11-45010 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-735-5900 Fri-Sat 11-5 X XSweeny Canyon – BuelltonBy805-688-2415 Appt X XTASTE OF STA RITA HILLS – Lompoc Thu-Sun1505 E Chestnut Ave; 805 735-8774 11-5 X X46Email winery updates to info@ winecountrythisweek.com


WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH | WINERY LISTINGSWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESThorne Wines – Buellton, poured at Avant Thur-Sun35 Industrial Way; 805 686-0911 11-8 X X XTranscendeance – LompocFri-Sun313 North F Street; 805-689-5258 11-4 X XZOTOVICH – LompocThur-Sun1500 E Chestnut Ct, Ste D; 805 736-1600 10-5 X XS O L V A N GAu Bon Climat – at Taste of the Valleys Su-Th 12-91672 Mission Drive; 805 937-9801 Fr-Sa 12-10 X XBaehner-Fournier Vineyard – tasted at Wandering Dog1539 Mission Dr, Solvang; 805-688-7118 Daily 11-7 X XBlackjack Ranch – SolvangTh-Mo2205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412 11-5 X XButtonwood Farm – SolvangDaily1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 800-715-1404 11-5 X XCARIVINTAS WINERY – Solvang Sun-Wed 12-7476 First St; 805 693-4331 Thu-Sat 12-10 X XD’Alfonso Curran – Solvang Mon-Fri 11-51557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Sat-Sun 10-5 X XDascomb Cellars – Solvang Mon, Thu, Fri 2-71659 Copenhagen Dr, C; 805 691-9175 Sat-Sun 12-7 X XGioia - Solvang – 805 689-7219 By Appt X XHarrison Clarke Wine - SolvangBy2825 Tapadero Rd; 805 686-0850 Appt X XLINCOURT VINEYARDS – Solvang Daily1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554 10-5 X XLIONS PEAK VNYDS – Solvang Mon-Thu 11-71659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 Fri-Sun 11-9 X XLucas & Lewellen – SolvangDaily1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 11-6 X XMission Meadow– Solvang Mon-Thur 11-5:301659 Copenhagen Dr, 805 693-1344 extended hrs wknds X XPresidio Vineyard – SolvangDaily1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585 11-6 X XRideau Vineyard – SolvangDaily1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717 10:30-5 X XRoyal Oaks – SolvangDaily1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 10-5 X XRusack Vineyard – SolvangDaily1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278 11-5 X XSevtap Winery – SolvangThurs-Mon1576 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-9200 10-6 X XShoestring Winery – SolvangFr-Su800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612 10-4 X XSORT THIS OUT CELLARS – Solvang Sun-Thu 10-71636 Copenhagen Dr; 805-688-1717 Fri-Sat 10-10 X XToccata (Mandolina) Wines – Solvang Daily1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506 11-5:30 X XWANDERING DOG WINE BAR – Solvang1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 Daily 11-8ish X XWilliam James– at Taste of the Valleys Su-Th 12-91672 Mission Drive; 805 688-7111 Fr-Sa 12-10 X XS A N T AY N E ZBridlewood Estate – Santa YnezDaily3555 Roblar Ave; 805-688-9000 10-5 X X XCentral California Wines – Santa Ynez Wed-Sun 12-53553 Sagunto St, Ste A; 805 705-3982 Fri-Sat 12-6 X XGainey Vineyard – Santa YnezDaily3950 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0558 10-5 X X XHappy Canyon Vnyds – Santa Ynez By805-686-0850 Appt X XHarrison Clarke – Santa YnezBy805-892-9711 Appt X XImagine Wine – Santa YnezDaily3563 Numancia #103; 805-688-1769 11-5 X XKalyra Winery – Santa Ynez Mo-Fr 11-5343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864 Sa-Su 10-5 X XRefugio Ranch – Santa YnezBy3790 Via Rancheros; 805-686-0840 Appt X XReeves Ranch Vineyard – Santa Ynez By4000 W. Oak Trail Rd; 805 688-7245 Appt X XRoblar Winery – Santa Ynez Sat-Sun 11-53010 Roblar Ave; 805-686-2603 Mon-Fri 11-4 X XSunstone – Santa YnezDaily125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463 10-4 X XVogelzang Vineyard – Happy Canyon By805 568-0900 Appt X XS A N T AB A R B A R AAu Bon Climat – Santa BarbaraDaily813 Anacapa St; 805 966-9463 Noon-6 X XCarr Vineyards – Santa Barbara Daily 11-6414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985 Thu-Sat 11-8 X XCONWAY FAMILY – at Deep Sea Daily 11-7217 G Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara; 805 618-1185 X XCORKS N’ CROWNS– Santa Barbara Daily32 Anacapa St; 805-845-8600 11-6 X XCottonwood Canyon – Santa Barbara Thu-Sun224 Anacapa St, Ste 1A; 805 963-1221 10:30-6 X XDEEP SEA TASTING RM – Santa Barbara Daily217 G Stearns Wharf; 805 618-1185 11-7 X XGiessinger – Santa Barbara Mo-Th 12-7212 State St; 805-568-0820 Fr 12-7:30 Sa-Sun 11-8 X XJaffurs Wine Cellars– Santa Barbara Win Fri-Mon 11-5819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 Sum Daily 11-5 X XKalyra by the Sea – Santa Barbara Mo-Th 12-7212 State St; 805-695-8606 Fr-Su 12-8 X XKunin Wines – Santa BarbaraDaily28 Anacapa St, Suite A; 805 963-9633 11-6 X XMargerum – Santa BarbaraDaily813 Anacapa St; 805 966-9463 Noon-6 X XMunicipal Wine Co – Santa Barbara Daily28 Anacapa Street; 805 931-6864 11-6 X XOreana Winery – Santa Barbara205 Anacapa St; 805-962-5857 Daily 11-5 X XSanta Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara Daily202 Anacapa St; 805-963-3633 10 - 5 X XSilver Wines – Santa BarbaraBy724 Reddick St; 805-963-3052 Appt X XSummerland – SummerlandDaily2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE 11-7 X XWhitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara Fri-Sun 12-436A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-730-1680 Mon-Thu By Appt X XV E N T U R AC O U N T YBella Victorian Vineyard – Camarillo We-Th 11:30-72135 E. Ventura Blvd; 805-383-8800 Fr-Sat11:30-8, Su 11:30-4 X XCamarillo Custom Crush – Camarillo Sat-Sun300 S. Lewis Rd, Ste C; 805-484-0597 11-5 X XCantara Cellars – CamarilloWed-Sun126 N. Wood Rd, Ste 104; 805-484-9600 11-5 X XCasa Barranca – Ojai Wed, Thu, Sun 12-6208 E. Ojai Ave; 805-640-1255 Fri, Sat 12-8 X XGiessinger Winery – Fillmore Mon-Thur 11-5365 Santa Clara St; 805-524-5000 Fri-Sun 11-6:30 X XHerzog Wine Cellars – Oxnard Sun-Thu 10:30-93201 Camino Del Sol; 805-938-1560 Fri 10:30-5 X XMagnavino Cellars – Downtown Oxnard Sat-Sun961 N. Rice Ave; 805 938-2500 11-6 X XOjai Beverage Co. & Tasting Rm – Ojai Daily655 E. Ojai Ave; 805 646-1700 10-9 X XOld Creek Ranch Winery – Ojai Valley Daily10024 Old Creek Rd; 805-649-4132 11-5 X XRancho Ventavo Cellars – Oxnard Fri-Sun 11-6741 South “A” Street, 805 483-8084 And By Appt X XSpecial CouponsANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS2 for 1 tasting with ad PAGE 38ALAPAY CELLARS15% off purchases with ad PAGE 33CARINA CELLARSBACK2 for 1 tasting with ad COVERCARIVINTAS2 for 1 tasting with ad PAGE 41CHAMISAL VINEYARDSComplimentary olive oil tasting10% off purchases PAGE 17DEEP SEA – CONWAY FAMILYOne free tasting with ad PAGE 42HEARTHSTONEComplimentary tasting with purchase PAGE 5LA VIE VINEYARDSMention ad for 2 for 1 tasting PAGE 34PER BACCO CELLARSFree tasting with ad PAGE 32SORT THIS OUT CELLARSDouble Down! 2 for 1 tasting with ad PAGE 40WILD HORSE WINERY & VINEYARDSMention ad for complimentaryreserve tasting PAGE 3Go to www.WineCountryThisMonth.com for more winery information47

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