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TABLE OF CONTENTSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKON THEC O VER 8FEATURES T ORY 10Salisbury VineyardsRio Seco WineryCENTRAL COAST:PUBLISHING EVERY OTHER WEEK!JULY 12, 2007 • ISSUE 10 – VOLUME 1SERVING SAN LUIS OBISPO& SANTA BARBARA COUNTIESWINE COUNTRY NEWSWine Country Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7ON THE COVERSalisbury Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8PASO ROBLES WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18SAN LUIS OBISPO WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24T A S TING ROOMOF THE WEEK 12PERFEC TP AIRS 14THINGST O DO 164TasteCarina CellarsCinema e Vino ParadisoSANTA MARIA VALLEY WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25SOLVANG, LOS OLIVOS, SANTA YNEZ WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . .26SANTA BARBARA WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-315266 Hollister Ave. Suite 108 • Santa Barbara, CA 93111 • 805-252-5440GENERAL MANAGER Phone 805-252-5440 / Fax 251-252-5440centralcoast@winecountrythisweek.comPUBLISHERMANAGING EDITORCALENDAR EDITORDan ZimmermanDirect (707) 938-3734dan@winecountrythisweek.comChandra GrantP.O. Box 92, El Verano, CA 95433Phone 707-938-1783 / Fax 707-938-3674chandra@winecountrythisweek.comMaria OlascoagaPhone 707-938-1783 / Fax707-938-3674maria@winecountrythisweek.comGENERAL SALES 805-252-5440centralcoast@winecountrythisweek.comOFFICE MANAGEREDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORSCathy GorePhone 707-938-3494 / Fax 707-938-3674Email cathy@winecountrythisweek.comLen Napolitano, Mark Storer, David WilcoxGoing to Northern California Wine Country?Look for WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK at wineries, hotels, conciergedesks, car rentals, restaurants, high-end grocery stories and more!www.winecountrythisweek.com

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CALENDAR OF EVENTSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKPASO ROBLESONGOINGConcerts at Castoro Cellars888-DAM-FINE, Templetonwww.castorocellars.com• July 21: Los Pinguos• July 29: Up in the Air• Aug 18: Peppino d’AgostinoONGOING MONDAYSJam Night at Divine AppointmentShare your talent with others6:30pm, 805-237-0054, Paso Robleswww.divineappointmentguitars.comONGOING FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTHArtist’s Reception at Sylvester WineryEach month a new local artist will be featured4-7pm, 805-227-4000, Paso Robles★ ONGOING 20072007 Winery Music AwardsElimination round competition of musicians4-9pm, info@winerymusicawards.com• July 14: Stacked Stone Cellars• August 11: Booker Winery• September 15: Silver Horse Winery• Final Competion, October 7:River Oaks Hot SpringsONGOING WEDNESDAYSWine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine BarLocal winemaker featured each week5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154, Paso Robleswww.vinotecawinebar.comONGOING SATURDAYSTempleton Farmers’ MarketFresh fruit, flowers & vegetables9am-12:30pm, 805-239-6535, TempletonONGOING SATURDAYSPaso Robles Farmers’ MarketCountry farm and craft market8am-12:30pm, 805-237-9254, Paso Robles★ ONGOINGArt Exhibits at Castoro Cellars10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templetonwww.castorocellars.com• July: Artist Gregory Simmons – Watercolors• August: Pat Cairn- Watercolors• September: RW Goetting - OilsJULY 13, 20, 27Twilight Concerts in the ParkMusic, wine and hors d’oeuvres5:30pm, 805-238-4103, Paso RoblesSponsored in part by J. Lohrwww.pasoroblesdowntown.org★ JULY 13Friday Night Wine and Cheese EventHighway 46 West Wineries“Taste Out” award winning wines held atDoce Robles Winery, $15, 888-8-WINERYPaso Robles, www.paso46westwineries.com★ JULY 13Central Coast Wine Classic Winemaker Dinnerat Eberle WineryGuest chef dinner in the caves$110pp, 805-238-9607, Paso Robleswww.eberlewinery.com★ JULY 13Central Coast Wine Classic Guest Chef Dinnerat Justin Vineyards & WineryFrench influenced dishes with field ingredients6:30pm, $150/$120 Wine Society, 805-238-6932Paso Robles, www.justinwine.com6SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY★ JULY 21-22Basil FestivalBasil beer, basil ice cream, great wine, finecuisine, basil fare, art, live music, herbs & moreFundraiser for Make-A-Wish FoundationLone Madrone Tasting Room & Herb FarmPaso Robles, 805-238-0845JULY 21Sadie Hawkins Dance/BBQ6pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robleswww.pasoroblesdowntown.org★ JULY 21Opolo Meritage Blending EventBecome a winemaker for a day, 3pmPaso Robles, 805-238-9593, www.opolo.comJULY 21Cinema e Vino Paradiso –A Night at the Opera at Villicana WineryTuscan style dinner, fine wine & a classic film$75, 805-238-0095, Paso Robleswww.cinemaevino.comJULY 21Farm and Ranch ExpoFarmers’ Market, crafters, wine industry,olive industry, flower growers, localchef demonstrations, FFA and 4-H & much more.9am-3pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robleswww.countryfarmandcraftmarket.com★ JULY 219th Annual Vineyard Tour &Blending Seminar at EOS Estate WineryWalk in the vineyard with the winemaker, enjoyhot luncheon and embark on a blending session$40, 805-239-2562, www.eosvintage.comJULY 25California Mid-State Fair"Blue Jeans & Country Dreams"Steve Miller Band, rodeo, 4H & more800-909-FAIR, Paso Robleswww.midstatefair.comJULY 28Cinema e Vino Paradiso –The Big Night at Cass VineyardsTuscan-style dinner, fine wine & a classic film$75, 805-238-0095, Paso Robleswww.cinemaevino.com★ JULY 28Al Fresco Dinner at Castoro CellarsDinner, wine & music in a Tuscan setting6:30pm, $65, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robleswww.castorocellars.comAUGUST 3An Afternoon with HospitalityCatering at MeridianEnjoy Cajun cuisine with fine wines12-5pm, 805-226-7133, Paso Robleswww.meridianvineyards.comAUGUST 3, 10, 17, 26Twilight Concerts in the ParkMusic, wine and hors d’oeuvres5:30pm, 805-238-4103, Paso Robleswww.pasoroblesdowntown.org★ AUGUST 10Justin Vineyards AnnualWine Society Gala Guest Chef DinnerFeaturing Chef Paul Kahan of Blackbird6:30pm, $150/$120 Wine Society, Paso Robles805-238-6932, www.justinwine.com★ AUGUST 11Opolo Rhone Blending EventBecome a winemaker for a day3pm, 805-238-9593, Paso Robleswww.opolo.com★ AUGUST 12Lazy Locals Concert at CastoroChumash Music & History1-4pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robleswww.castorocellars.comAUGUST 17Summer Concert Series at BianchiFeaturing the Mighty Croon Dogs6-pm, 805-226-9922, $20/per personPaso Robles, www.bianchi.com★ AUGUST 18FOW at Eberle WineryOnce a year party for Eberle Winery’sFar Out Wine members, Paso Robles805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com★ AUGUST 18Cinema e Vino Paradiso –House Boat at Rio SecoEnjoy great wines & a classic movie under the starsTuscan-style dinner, fine wine & a classic film$75, 805-238-0095, Paso Robleswww.cinemaevino.com, www.riosecowine.com★ AUGUST 25Nathan McEuen at Castoro CellarsBenefit Outdoor Concert, 7pm, $25888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.comProceeds benefit Escuela del Rio★ AUGUST 25Summertime Artisan Cheese SeminarEberle Winery transformed into a Tuscan cellar!!805-238-9607, RSVP, Paso Robleswww.eberlewinery.com★ AUGUST 254th Annual Paso Robles Olive FestivalOlive tasting, music, art and fun10am-5pm,805-238-4103, Paso Robleswww.pasoolivefestival.comARROYO GRANDEONGOINGVisit Historic Buildings in Arroyo GrandeSat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm805-473-5077, Arroyo GrandeONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBERArroyo Grande Village Summer ConcertsConcerts at the Rotary Bandstand, bringpicnic baskets & enjoy a variety of music1pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grandewww.arroyograndevillage.orgONGOING SATURDAYSArroyo Grande Farmers’ MarketFarm fresh produce, music, & arts & crafts12-2:30pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grandewww.arroyograndevillage.orgONGOING WEDNESDAYSLearn How to Make Ice CreamEnjoy a 30 minute skit about ice cream whereyou help create new flavors. 7pm, Arroyo Grande805-474-4068, www.docburnsteins.comSAN LUIS OBISPOONGOINGChristopher Cohan CenterPerforming Arts Center – San Luis Obispo805-756-2787, www.pacslo.org• July 14: Mozart Festival• July 22: Mozart Festivalwww.winecountrythisweek.comONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 31Hearst Castle Garden TourEnjoy a special tour of the Hearst Castlefocusing on the gardens including Neptune’spool & wine cellar, San Simeon800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.comONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTHArt Gallery Events “Art After Dark”Various art galleries stay open late & hostartist receptions with wine & cheese5-9pm, 805-544-9251, San Luis Obispowww.sloartcouncil.orgONGOING FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTHArt in the Park at Dinosaur CavesArt, crafts, children’s activities, music & moreon beautiful bluffs over looking the ocean10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, Pismo Beachwww.pismochamber.comONGOINGArt Demonstrations by Fine ArtistsNon-profit art gallery exhibit of local artists7pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Baywww.morrobayartassociation.orgONGOINGSan Luis Obispo Art Center ShowConstantly rotating exhibits in all media11am-5pm, 805-481-3991, San Luis Obispowww.sloartcenter.org★ ONGOING TUESDAYS2-oz. Tuesdays at TasteWeekly drink specials10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTESan Luis Obispo, www.taste.com★ ONGOING TUESDAYSWine Down Wednesdays at TasteFeatured weekly winery10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTESan Luis Obispo, www.taste.comONGOINGAdventures with NatureDocent guided walksMorro Bay State Park Museumof Natural History, 805-772-2694www.ccnha.orgVarious hikes throughout the summer including;Chumash Bloody Nose Trail, Fast Hike toValencia Peak, Hazard Reef, Rookery Wonders,exploring Oceano Lagoon and Morro Rock hikesONGOING SUNDAYSArt on the Beach at Avila BeachArtists paint & present their work10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach PierONGOINGMorro Bay Art AssociationClasses, demostrations and workshops12-3:30pm, 805-772-2504, Morro BayONGOINGCentral Coast Outdoor Day HikesSat/Sun, 888-873-5610, Morro Baywww.centralcoastoutdoors.comONGOINGArt Center CollectionRotating exhibits of works by popular artists10am-5pm, 805-543-8562, San Luis Obispowww.sloartcenter.orgONGOINGChampagne Sunday Brunch on a Cruise Ship11am-12:30pm, $30, 805-772-2257, Morro BayONGOING MONDAYSWine Tasting at Wine Cottage BistroFeaturing regional & varietal tastings5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, OrcuttONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTHMorro Bay Embarcadero Art WalkArt galleries’ open house receptions5-8pm, 805-772-1068, Morro Bay

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKCALENDAR OF EVENTSONGOING FRIDAYSWine Tasting at The Loading DockLive music, wine and food7-10pm, $5, 805-934-3471, San Luis ObispoONGOING SATURDAYSFishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro BayFresh seasonal fruit, crafts & musicians3-6pm, 800-231-0592, Morro BayONGOINGA Murder Mystery DinnerEnjoy parody of the Sopranos with dinner5pm, 805-489-3875, Spyglass RestaurantShell Beach, www.murderinmind.comONGOING THROUGH JULY 15Wine Country ClassicExciting events throughout the areaincluding new releases, cooking demonstrations,auctions, winemaker dinners and more.Various times & locations, 805-544-1285,San Luis Obispo, www.centralcoastclassic.orgONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 11Central Coast Shakespeare FestivalClassics performed in outdoor theater805-546-4224, San Luis Obispowww.ccshakes.orgONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 31Pick Your Own BerriesEnjoy treats at scenic Elings Park5:30-8pm, 805-688-8969, San Luis Obispo★ JULY 13Baileyana-Tangent Central Coast WineClassic Winemaker Dinner at The RangeDelicious dishes paired with wines7pm, 805-269-8209, San Luis Obispowww.baileyana-tangent.comJULY 22Central Coast Renaissance FestivalCarftsman, actors, jugglers and more10am, 800-688-1477, San Luis Obispowww.hisrev.orgAUGUST 17SloFolks Concerts-Peppino d’Augustino7pm, $20, 805-772-2880, Morro BayCoalesce Bookstore, www.flofolks.orgAUGUST 18“King of the Moutain” Bike RaceFood booths music and more805-543-3000, www.sanluisobispo.comAUGUST 25Stone Soup Music FaireMany diverse cultures portrayed in music11am, 805-489-9091, San Luis Obispowww.sanluisobispocounty.comSANTA BARBARA COUNTYSANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYONONGOINGSanta Maria Valley Railroad805-922-7941, Santa Maria, www.smvrr.comElegant excursions featuring five star gourmet mealsONGOING MONDAYSWine Tasting at Wine Cottage BistroFeaturing regional & varietal tastings5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Santa MariaONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 12Friday Night Wine Downs atCottowood Canyon WineryGreat music, fine wine, food and fun805-937-8463, Santa Mariawww.cottonwoodcanyon.comONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 12Traditional & Transition: The CaliforniaMissions at Betteravia Gallery10am-6pm, 805-568-3994, Santa MariaLOS OLIVOSONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTHWildling Art Museum - Free Friday FlicksFree movie & snacks with discussion afterwards7pm, 805-688-1082, Los Olivoswww.wildlingmuseum.orgONGOING WEDNESDAYSLos Olivos Café - Wine Teaser WednesdaysTaste 5 selected wine with appetizers6:30pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivoswww.losolivoscafe.com• July 18: Vivacious Viogniers• July 25: Decadent Dessert Wines• August 1: Spanish Sensations (Viva la Fiesta!)• August 8: Seductive Sauvignon Blancs• August 15: Whites Around the World• August 22: Chardonnay Classics• August 29: Local Italian Stallions• September 5: Zany ZinfandelsONGOING FRIDAYSWildling Art Museum Free Friday Flicks7pm, 805-688-1082, Los OlivosAUGUST 18"Quick Draw" Art Festival10am, 805-693-1233, Los Olivoswww.losolivosca.comLOMPOCONGOING SATURDAYSOlde Towne Market in LompocGreat food, wine & music805-736-4567, Lompocwww.lompocrecord.comJULY 19-28Life BoatSeverson Theater, Santa Maria805-922-8313, www.pcpa.orgAUGUST 25Chumas Village DayLive like the Chumash Indians did!805-733-3713, Lompocwww.lapurisimamission.orgSOLVANGONGOING LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTHLucas & Lewellen Summer FridaysEnjoy wine and cheese pairings withlive jazz band "The Buzz"6-8pm, $10, free to wine club members888-777-6663, Solvang, www.llwine.comONGOING AT THE PCPA THEATER8pm, 805-922-8313, Solvang, www.pcpa.org• Through July 15: Company in concert• Through July 14: The Importanceof Being Ernest• July 20-Aug 12: Kiss Me KateONGOINGQuicksilver Miniature Horse FarmVisit Solvang horse farm with beautiful vistas10am–3pm, 805-686-4002, SolvangONGOINGSolvang Farmers’ MarketFresh produce, flowers and foods2:30-6pm, 805-962-5354, Solvangwww.sbfarmersmarket.orgONGOING FRIDAYSWine Tasting on the PatioLive guitar music along with fine wines5:30-7pm, 800-624-5572, Solvangwww.royalscandinavianinn.comONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 12A Body of WorkArt work from the Seyburn Zothian Studio4pm, 805-686-1211, Elverhoj MuseumSolvang, www.elverhoj.orgSANTA YNEZONGOING WEEKENDSCachuma Lake Wildlife CruiseGuided 2 hour cruise with wildlife and geology$15, 805-686-505, Cachuma Lakewww.cachuma.comONGOING MONDAYSMaverick Saloon Blind Draw DartsSanta Barbara Darts AssociationEnjoy BBQ and Darts, 7pm, 805-686-4785Santa Ynez, www.mavericksaloon.orgONGOINGChumash Casino Concerts800-585-3737, Santa Ynezwww.chumashcasino.com• July 12: Lynyrd Skynyrd• August 2: Huey Lewis• August 9: Temptations & Tops• August 30: HeartONGOINGCachuma Lake Nature WalkNaturalists lead walk on the Oak Canyon Trail10-11:30am, $6, 805-688-4515, Santa Ynezwww.cachuma.comONGOING THROUGH JULY 31Buttonwood Celebrates PeachesA month long celebration including pies,ice-cream, preserves and much more11am-5pm, 805-688-3032, Santa Ynez ValleyJULY 13Cinema e Vino ParadisoThe Seven Year Itch at Gainey VineyardsTuscan style dinner, fine wine & a classic film$75, 805-238-0095, Santa Ynezwww.cinemaevino.comSANTA BARBARAONGOING SUNDAYSSanta Barbara Arts and Crafts ShowFeatering all types of arts, craft & jewelry10am – 6pm, 805-897-1982, East Beach Pierwww.sbaacs.comONGOINGBackstage Tours at Lobero TheaterGuided tours upon request805-996-4946, Santa Barbarawww.loberotheater.comONGOINGTouristorica – Historic Downtown Walking TourGuided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past10am-12pm, 805-965-6307, Santa BarbaraONGOINGLobero Theatre805-963-0761, Santa Barbara, www.lobero.com• July 14: Festival Orchestra• July 15: Stephen Stills• July 19: Takás Quartet• July 22: Thomas Hampson• July 28: Vocals Master ClassONGOINGPlanetarium Shows atSanta Barbara Museum of Natural History805-682-4711, www.sbnature.com• Exploring the Spring Sky• Cosmic Safari• Secrets of the Cardboard RocketONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30Butterflies AliveWatch butterflies up close as they flutter aboutSanta Barbara Museum of Natural History10am-5pm, $8, 805-569-3170, Santa Barbarawww.sbnature.orgONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9"Grossology"Impolite Science of the Human BodyExhibit based on a popular children’s bookSanta Barbara Museum of Natural History10am-5pm, $8, 805-569-3170, Santa Barbarawww.sbnature.orgJULY 144th Annual Beer Festival & Classic Car ShowGreat brews & many collector cars, 11am, $20Santa Barbara, 805-569-5611www.elingspark.orgONGOING THROUGH JULY 15US Jr. Olympics Sailing FestivalSB Yacht Club host Junior Olympics sailing event805-965-8112, West Beach, Santa BarbaraJULY 14-15Santa Barbara French FestivalA fabulous French celebration of cuisine& culture including a fun poodle parade11am, 805-564-PARIS, www.frenchfestival.comJULY 16Golf for the Cure BenefitGolf, dinner & great prizes atLa Cumbre Country club, www.sansum.org11:30pm, 805-682-7640, Santa Barbara★ JULY 20-21California Wine Festival Santa BarbaraOver 70 wineries will pour 200 different winesVarious events and tastings around the area800-850-4370, Santa BarbaraJULY 21Kids’ Fishing Workshop at Cachuma LakeFishing workshops for kids on the lawn$6, 805-693-0691, Cachuma LakeJULY 21Gross FestScience in disguise at the Santa BarbaraMuseum of Natural History, www.sbnature.org10am-5pm, $8, 805-569-3170, Santa Barbara800-850-4370, Santa BarbaraJULY 21Kids’ Fishing Workshop at Cachuma LakeFishing workshops for kids on the lawn$6, 805-693-0691, Cachuma LakONGOINGTy Warner Sea CenterAUGUST 1 – 5Explore creatures of the seaOld Spanish Days 2007805-962-2526, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Great music, delicious food & fine wineSanta Barbara Museum of Natural HistoryVarious times, 805-962-8101, Santa Barbarawww.sbnature.org/seacenterwww.oldspanishdays-fiesta.orgwww.winecountrythisweek.com 7

ON THE COVERWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKMilla, John and Maridel Salisbury, Jennifer, Kevin and Drake RucksSALISBURY VINEYARDSFarming in California Since 1850Genetic Code or Madness?by Jennifer Salisbury RucksIremember the early Saturday morningswith my Dad. I would pull on my“sodhopper” boots to prepare for a dayof farming. In the passenger seat of hiscream Ranchero, I would make him playthat Debby Boone soundtrack over andover. I was only seven and made up all ofthe words, but he didn’t care … and thatendless smell of ripe tomatoes still givesme a sense of comfort.There must be a scientific explanation forthe kids of farmers. I do believe that there is agenetic code involved. You inherit a stomachstrong enough to last through each bud breakand harvest, continuing regardless of theoutcome. I tried to escape the legacy (noweight generations of California farmers),thinking I was a “City Girl,” but that onlylasted until I had children and then realizedthat I wanted them to grow up the same wayas I did, running through the fields andsinging endless songs with my bestcompanion, a white Lab named Mich.In 1996, a month after I had graduatedfrom Cal Poly and had moved to the HollywoodHills, my parents decided to movecloser to my maternal grandparents on theCentral Coast. Avila Beach is where myparents met, fell in love and had their firsthome – so it was after all, a homecoming.Moving from his family’s Sacramento DeltaFarm was a stretch for my father, John Salisbury,but Avila was the only other place hecould live. Prior to the move, my Dad spoketo his longtime, Agricultural Leadershipfriend, Bob Steinhauer (Beringer) and askedhim where he would “put his money in winegrapes.”The response was fortunately “on theCentral Coast.” Dad did not waste muchtime, creating a custom harvesting companyand purchasing, developing and resellinggrape-growing properties (250 acres) at theheight of the Paso Robles buildup. But thedrive to Paso became old and the landscapearound Avila Valley became more interesting.This happened to be Avila Beach’s lowesttime, with the big oil cleanup, planning andredevelopment. But John had kept his eye onthe hillside off San Luis Bay Drive and therein 2000, he began planting the ever difficultPinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio andSyrah.Not satisfied with just having vineyards, inthe fall of 2000, John put some money downon an old, dilapidated schoolhouse, envisioningits glory at the turn of the last century.It was a huge renovation project, but heconvinced a handful of investors/friends tobelieve in “his dream.” Five years later after allof the holdups in planning and building weopened our Salisbury Vineyards’ Schoolhousetasting room in Avila Valley on May 7, 2005.Our opening wasn’t perfect, the countertopswere still made of plywood and mysecond born was only five weeks old, tuckedin a tasting bar cubby helping us charge ourfirst customers. The schoolhouse’s historyapproaches us constantly with those who“went to school there, squatted there, wantedto do something with that place or wantedsomeone else to do something with thatplace.” There is something ancient andpalpable in the schoolhouse and we are sofortunate that it communicates all our family’sdesires: family, farming, community, celebrawww.winecountrythisweek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKON THE COVERCNDb (Oak Tree with Helper Cells) by John Salisbury, 47"x33"India ink, oil stick, paper, epoxy and urethane on wood paneltion and life.All of our varietals have won awards and our stored inventoryquickly sells out of our tasting room. There is usually a family memberthere to sell you our goods, and then if your timing is right, Dad willgive you a “Winegrape 101” trolley tour of the vineyard. We do haveour traditional side, but are experimental with our sustainable vineyardpractices, screwcaps and Pinot Naturale – our Pinot Noirwithout the skins. We are blessed to have our family, friends, anaward-winning product and world-class location in which we cancelebrate the best of farming and winemaking. This lifestyle isromance with an edge and it embodies the closeness and passion thatlets your stomach relax after the passing threat of hail at bud break.Come share the dream at Salisbury Vineyards!Salisbury Vineyards’ Tasting Room and Salisbury Fine Art Galleryare in the Historic Schoolhouse in Avila Valley, located at 6985 OntarioRoad (the frontage road to Highway 101 between the two Avila Beachexits); open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.www.winecountrythisweek.com

WINERY FEATUREWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKRIO SECOVINEYARD & WINERYby Dave WilcoxWhen Tom and Carol Hinkle firstglimpsed the site where they wouldeventually establish Rio Seco Vineyardand Winery, they both thought the samething.It was a mess.They saw more than a dozen or so abandonedcars, remnants of a charred home, andchicken and pig pens. Then there were thebullet holes piercing the walls of an old barnwhere authorities had busted one of the area’slargest marijuana-growing rings.But as a professional baseball scout withmore than 25 years experience, Tom Hinklehas developed his ability to witness potentialthat others might overlook.“He could look past the mess, to the site,and saw the promise and so many possibilities,”Carol Hinkle said of her husband.That promise has been kept.Despite a schedule that keeps him on theroad much of the year, Hinkle and his wife, aretired schoolteacher, have developed RioSeco into a respected winery that producesabout 4,000 cases annually. Thirty of theranch’s 64 acres are planted, with a little morethan half growing Cabernet Sauvignon,Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc. Hinkle saidafter much investigation, he also decided toplant Roussanne and Viognier as the winery’swhite varietals. Rio Seco’s blend of Viognierand Orange Muscat is playfully named “RioVio.”The Hinkles, who live a few miles south ofPaso Robles in Atascadero, knew they wantedto stay in San Luis Obispo County even afterTom left his job in 1980 as assistant coach forthe Cal Poly baseball team to become a scout.Hinkle, an All-American catcher signed in1963 by the Detroit Tigers, is responsible forrecruiting future Hall of Fame shortstopOzzie Smith to Cal Poly.Some sound investments enabled thecouple to buy the 64-acre spread on PasoRobles’ east side overlooking a dry creek(hence, Rio Seco) in 1996. The site had beenused to make a B-movie called “TheJunkman,” which Hinkle said is why so manybeat-up cars littered the grounds.They were bonded in 1998 and theirinitial vintages were made under the directionof a consulting winemaker. But in 2000,the Hinkles purchased winemaking equipmentfrom Pesenti Winery when it was soldto Turley Cellars. The decision to buy theequipment, instead of paying a consultingwinemaker, was empowering, said CarolHinkle.They were now in control of their winefrom vineyard to bottle. Along with assistantwinemaker Eric Bauer (who pitched forHinkle at Cal Poly during the early 1970s),Hinkle began crafting single-varietal winesalong with blends with baseball-themedlabels – Clubhouse Red and the Rio SecoVineyard Paso Robles MVP Reserve Red TableWine.Hinkle scouts his grapes the same way heeyes ballplayers, looking for nuances thatdistinguish great fruit from good fruit. Likemost good winemakers, Hinkle believesquality wines are “made” in the vineyards.Once harvest is complete and the grapesare crushed, he isn’t one to tinker.“Start with good fruit (and) keep it simple”See Rio Seco Vineyard & Winery, page 23www.winecountrythisweek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINE COUNTRY NEWSAnnual Basil Festival Set for July 21, 22An action-packed weekend isplanned for the 16th annual BasilFestival on Saturday and Sunday,July 21 and 22 at Lone MadroneHerb Farm & Tasting Room. Thefarm, formerly known asSycamore Farm, is located at2485 Hwy. 46 West in PasoRobles. The event runs both daysfrom 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and allproceeds will benefit the Make aWish Foundation.Guests will discover thedelights of basil beer, basil icecream and basil chocolates, aswell as a pesto contest, winetasting, art projects for kids anddemonstrations by local artists.Cuisine prepared by Dining withAndre will be available forpurchase.Saturday’s pesto contest isopen to everyone, with threecategories: traditional pesto,original recipe and crowdfavorite. First place and runnerupwill receive prizes of $50 and$30 Lone Madrone gift certificates.For entry forms, contactMaureen Herrera at (805) 238-0845 or email Maureen@lonemadrone.com.Crowd judging in the pestocontest begins at noon. Festivalgoers may purchase pestosampling tickets for $3 each,which allow a vote for crowdfavorite. The formal judging bycelebrity judges will begin at1:15 p.m.Contest entries must bereceived by 10 a.m., with aminimum of two cups of pestoin a container marked with thecontestant name, phone andemail address. Winners’ recipeswill be published locally.Julie & the Bad Dogs withLouie Ortega will entertain withthe blues from 1 to 4 p.m. onSaturday. Basil Festival t-shirtswill be available for purchase aspart of the fundraiser.Sunday is Family Day at theBasil Festival, with lots of activitiesfor kids.Available will be a Make aWish quilt project, with squaresof fabric for people to createcolorful messages. These squareswill be assembled into a quilt at alater date by the AlmondCountry Quilters and thenauctioned off.Children can also make floweredhats and bead bracelets, andeveryone who buys a four-inchpotted plant may paint a pot toput it in. Steve Crouch andfriends will offer story telling,and there will be honey tastingand demonstrations aboutcomposting.Adults can participate in LoneMadrone wine tasting, try threetypes of basil beer provided byFirestone and taste herbal wines.Proceeds from the sale of t-shirts, pesto tasting tickets, andbasil beer will benefit the Make aWish Foundation. Entry donationsof $5 per couple aresuggested (children are free).It is our hope that the BasilFestival will raise $5,000 for theMake a Wish Foundation, whichwill grant a wish for a local child.For more event information,contact Maureen Herrera at LoneMadrone, (805) 238-0845.www.winecountrythisweek.com 11

WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKTASTEThe Revolution Will be Pouredby Mark StorerTaste transcends trends. It’s not what’sin, but what will stay. To have taste is tohave style, feeling combined withsense. Taste strikes a balance. And certainlythe winemakers of the San Luis ObispoVintner’s Association were thinking of thesethings, along with a few others, when theydecided to open their downtown SLO tastingroom called simply, TASTE.TASTE is unlike any other wine tastingroom to this point in America. That’schanging rapidly, though, as more and morewine tasting facilities adopt the Italian mechanismcalled Enomatic and install them intheir stores and tasting locations. TheEnomatic is a relatively complex device thatholds any number of bottles of wine, locksthem in place and provides them with needednitrogen so the wine doesn’t spoil. Along withthe nitrogen, the bottle is connected to a tubesystem through which the wine can flow –provided the patron inserts his or her prepaidcard – into a glass. The result is simple;patrons can simply choose a wine and pay anominal fee (around $1.85) for a one-ouncetaste (on Tuesdays at TASTE, you get twoounces for the same price!). Start by prepayingand loading your card with as muchmoney as you’d care to spend, and simplyhelp yourself to the wines of San Luis ObispoCounty.“It’s certainly user friendly,” says BeckyGray of The SLO Vintner’s Association. “TASTEis really revolutionizing wine tasting and it’sgreat to have been here at the start of it.”TASTE truly does belong in the hippest townon the Central Coast. The relatively smallcollective of 16 wineries in the San LuisObispo area knew they had to stand outwhen showing their wines. Most people don’tthink of SLO as Wine Country and TASTE isout to show them that indeed it is.Much like the cutting edge technology ofweb 2.0 services in which anyone cancontribute to the content of a web-page orInternet site, TASTE allows you to choose yourown wines, to experiment with your owntastes and decide which ones you likewithout being told what’s in and what’s not.Glasses of wine can be purchased as well asone-ounce pours. There’s an outdoor patioperfect for sipping, talking and peoplewatching. Inside the relatively small space,the walls are adorned with professional blackand white portraits of SLO’s winemakers andtheir families. There is no need for a largetasting room staff as pouring is your job andso there are only one or two people behindthe counter – fully versed in the intricacies ofthe wines you’re drinking in case you havequestions.TASTE is a way of life, then. It’s chance tothink about your own tastes, your owndesires for a glass of wine – and exercise themyourself. This time, the revolution won’t betelevised, it’ll simply pour into your glass.TASTE is located at 1003 Osos Street indowntown San Luis Obispo; open Mondaythrough Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. andSunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For moreinformation, call (805) 269-TASTE or visitthe website at www.taste-slo.com.www.winecountrythisweek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINE COUNTRY NEWSCentral Coast Renaissance Festival Returns, July 21 & 22An English Renaissance-eravillage will magically appear inSan Luis Obispo’s El ChorroRegional Park when the CentralCoast Renaissance Festival celebratesits 23rd annual summerevent on July 21 and 22.More than 800 costumedactors, dancers, musicians,vendors and street characters willcreate a unique experience forguests, who can indulge in greatfood and drink, enjoy uniqueentertainment and shop forRenaissance-inspired crafts atmore than 80 shops featuring jewelry, clothing, artwork, leather,drinking vessels, swords and many more period items.Continuous entertainment can be found on multiple stages andthroughout the village. A highlight of the day is the Royal Joust, heldtwice daily. Guests can cheer for their favorite knight in a test ofauthentic tournament skills in a real joust. You’ll also see Queen Elizabeth,escorted by her stunningRoyal Court and her handsomeguards, as she visits the village.Guests can get in the spirit bypurchasing a hair-wreath or fullRenaissance outfit, from hats tohand-made boots. There aregames for all ages, and a pettingzoo, face painting and pony ridesfor children. Learn new skills, likefencing and archery, and watchthe villagers as the give livinghistory demonstrations.El Chorro Regional Park islocated off Highway 1, across fromCuesta College, between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. Parking isat Cuesta College and is $1 per car. A free shuttle bus takes guests tothe festival entrance.Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and until 5 p.m. onSunday. Adult tickets are $14, seniors are $10 and ages 6-12 are $8.Under age 6 are free. For more information, visit www.slofaire.com.www.winecountrythisweek.com

P erfect Pairsby Len NapolitanoVIOGNIER POACHED CHICKEN BREAST WITHFRESH TARRAGON AND THYMEby Jody Brownell• 3 garlic cloves• 1/4 cup unsalted butter• 1/4 cup red onion, chopped• 1 bottle 2006 Carina Cellars Viognier, Stolpman Vineyard(or other dry white wine)• 2-1/2 cups organic chicken or vegetable broth• 1 Tbs. fresh tarragon, chopped• 1 Tbs. fresh thyme, chopped• 2 organic free-range chicken breast, boneless and skinless(I like Rosie’s Farm and Smart Chicken)Carina Cellars ViognierPerfectly Paired withViognier Poached Chicken BreastIt isn’t often that a wine pairs well with both a salad and a flavorfulmain dish. Vinegar-based dressings on salads tend to clash with mostwines unless the wine features a brisk level of acidity that stands up to apowerful dressing. In this pair of recipes for a Arugula, Kalamata Oliveand Tomato Salad and a Viognier Poached Chicken Breast, the perfectlypaired wine is 2006 Viognier by Carina Cellars because of its bright fruitinessthroughout and smooth, round butterscotch trademark finish of theStolpman Vineyard grapes.“This wine is full of tropical flavors with a distinct complexity and acrisp acidity that makes it great for food pairing,” explains Jody Brownell,National Sales Manager for Carina Cellars. “The chicken absorbs the flavorof the Viognier, bringing out complementary delicacies in both of them.The salad offers that fresh kick that brings all of the flavors together in amouthwatering finale.”With a dedication to canopy management, low yields and vine balance,the goal at Carina Cellars is a simple one: to produce top-quality SantaBarbara County Rhône wines that showcase and emphasize terroir aboveall else. The winemaking approach is traditional and minimalist. Thewines are rich in varietal flavors and aromas - Viogniers full of tropicalfruit and spring flowers, dark, spicy Syrahs and intense, blackcurrant-likeCabernet Sauvignons.The Carina Cellars tasting room is in the quaint village of Los Olivos,surrounded by art galleries, restaurants and boutique shops, all withinwalking distance. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Carina Cellars is at2900 Grand Avenue, Suite A in Los Olivos, CA; (805) 688-2459.Melt butter in medium-large skillet over medium heat. Sautegarlic in butter for 2-3 minutes and then add onion and sautéfor another 2 minutes. Add tarragon, thyme, the bottle ofViognier, the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmerand add chicken breasts. Make sure liquid covers thechicken breasts or they will not cook evenly. Cover andsimmer for about 10-12 minutes.ARUGULA, KALAMATA OLIVE, AND TOMATO SALADOver a bed of Whole Wheat Couscoustopped with a Shallot Lemon Vinaigrette• 2 cups arugula• 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and cut into halves• 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered• 1/2 cup whole wheat Couscous• 1/2 cup waterVinaigrette:• 1 shallot, quartered• 2 Tbs. olive oil• 1-1/2 Tbs. seasoned rice vpinegar• Fresh ground salt and pepper• 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juiceTo make vinaigrette, combine vinaigrette ingredients in foodprocessor and blend until shallot is finely chopped. Store infridge until ready to use. Forsalad combine arugula, olives, andtomatoes in a bowl and sprinklewith fresh ground salt and pepper.Set aside. Heat water in smallsaucepan and bring to a boil. Addcouscous and cover and immediatelyremove from heat. Tosssalad mixture with shallot vinaigretteand serve over a bed ofcouscous.Serves 214 www.winecountrythisweek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKATTRACTIONSCalifornia Wine Festival Hits the Beach in Santa BarbaraThe ever-popular California Wine Festival is gearing up for its2007 events, July 20-21 in Santa Barbara. Hundreds of premiumCalifornia wines, delicious local gourmet foods and live bluesmusic will all be served up at the edge of the blue Pacific in sunnySanta Barbara!The prestigious events attract major local sponsors who recognizethe popularity of wine events and their ability to draw anupscale crowd of food and wine lovers. They lend their clout andsupport to the benefit of deserving charities like Foodbank of SantaBarbara County and Aeromedicos of Santa Barbara.The elegant outdoor “Sunset Reserve and Rare Wine Tasting”event is scheduled on Friday night, July 20. Last year’s Rare WineTasting was “standing room only” on Santa Barbara’s picturesqueStearns Wharf. Live smooth jazz accompanied the festivities aslucky ticket holders sampled dozens of rare vintage wines, chilledsparklers and sophisticated cuisine from many of the areas finerestaurants.Since the wines served are extremely rare and allocated, only500 tickets are available to this prestigious evening event. Individualtickets can be purchased for $100. Most wine loverswanting tickets to the Rare Wine Event opt for the “VIP WeekendPass” offering a $50 savings and priority entrance to Friday andSaturday events.Tickets for the wine festivals purchased online in advance are$55, $65 at the gate. A limited number of VIP Weekend Passes areavailable at $125, saving $40 per ticket off the regular price! TheVIP Weekend Pass privileges include:• Entry to both festival events (Rare Wine Tasting/ Wine Festival)• One hour preview-entrance to Wine Festival (before generalpublic)• Free oversized CWF logo wine glass• Save 35% on festival tickets (Advance sales online and selectretail outlets only.)Contact Don Fritzen for more information, 1-800-850-4370 oremaill don@touringandtasting.com.www.winecountrythisweek.com15

WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKEnjoy Wine, Food and Movie Classics Under the StarsMovie lovers, rejoice! New companypartners with local wineries to offer food,films and fun under the starsThere are few things in life better thangood food, good company, good wine and agood film – unless, that is, all those simpleluxuries are combined in a picturesque picnicunder the stars.Enter Cinema E Vino Paradiso is theunique new business venture that’s takingCalifornia’s central wine region by storm.Founded by Gina DeGirolamo and MelitaToscano, Cinema E Vino turns scenic vineyardsinto open-air theaters, allowing movielovers to sample wines, eat Italian cuisine andenjoy classic films all at the same time.“This is the true meaning of ‘la dolce vita,’”explains DeGirolamo, who said she andToscano brainstormed their idea with areavintners, winery owners, wine roommanagers and others before launching thebusiness in January. “It’s like spending anevening in Tuscany, only better, because thisis a luxury everyone can afford.”The evening begins with a private winetasting at select Paso Robles vineyards likeCass, Villicana, Rio Seco, Maloy O’Neill andGainey in Santa Ynez. Guests then takespecially prepared dinner baskets, blanketsand lawn chairs to the 10' x 14' movie screen,where they can lounge and enjoy classic filmsranging from “Some Like It Hot” and “Breakfastat Tiffany’s” to “Grease” the sing-a-long.The viewing experience is first-rate, thanksto a state-of-the-art sound system and highdefinitiondigital projector.Business is already booming, says Toscano.“Who doesn’t love the idea of relaxingoutdoors on a soft California night, sippingwine, dining out and watching a favorite film?It’s such a natural fit for this region – and somuch fun that people are saying, ‘Why hasn’tsomeone thought of this before?’”Cinema E Vino Paradiso plans to branchout to other California wine regions withinthe year. “It’s catching on like wildfire,” saysDeGirolamo. “We’re thrilled – and we knowour customers will be, too.”Tickets cost $75 per person. Advanceticket purchase is required due to limitedseating per event. Cinema E Vino is also availablefor corporate and private functions, aswell as fundraisers. For more information,call (805) 238-0095 or visit the website atwww.CinemaEVino.com.16 www.winecountrythisweek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINE COUNTRY NEWS2007 Winery Music Awards Competition OpensThe 2007 Winery Music Awards competition, the Paso Roblesbasedshowcase of original music artists from across the US andCanada who are unsigned with major record labels, kicked off itsfive-concert series of competitions in June with five female artistscompeting for a spot at the final competition in October and achance to win prizes, cash and a breakthrough recording contract.The June event was held at Maloy O’Neill Vineyards in PasoRobles and featured a variety of musical genres, including pop,rock, country and folk, performed by artists from Los Angeles, SanDiego, Sacramento and Portland, OR.“We are very excited about the caliber of talent that we haveplaying at this summer’s competition,” says Kathy Kelly, producerof the Winery Music Awards. “It just happened that all of the firstfive artists were female because of how the schedule worked out,but the July through September Elimination Rounds will be fairlybalanced between male and female artists.”A panel of notable judges influential in the music, entertainmentand wine industries votes its choices for best artists of thecompetition. Artists are judged in the categories of originality,musicianship and, most importantly, marketability to the wineconsumingmarket. The competition is open to the music genresof: jazz, rock, blues, new age, acoustic, country, folk, soft rock,reggae and adult contemporary.June artists were Kerri Dopart, San Diego, CA, Rocky Gaines,Los Angeles, CA; Debra Arlyn, Portland, OR; Shannon Curtis,Sacramento, CA and Kimberly Jean, Los Angeles, CA.The results of each Elimination Round concert are posted on theWinery Music Awards website, www.winerymusicawards.com.“The atmosphere is both relaxed and filled with excitement atthe same time. Hearing relatively unknown artists performwonderful music is like tasting a new wine for the first time andabsolutely loving it – both moments are experiences to be savored.When you take everything into account – the music, the wine, thewinery atmosphere, and the chance to see and hear possibly thenext Platinum seller, this truly is a unique and exciting event,” addsKelly.Ticket information is also available on the website, or by calling1-800-838-3006.A total of twenty unsigned, original music artists compete at theWinery Music Awards Semi-Final Elimination Round concerts,held on one Saturday each month from June to September, withthe final competition on Sunday, October 7.Founded and produced by Kathy Kelly Productions, Inc., thecompetition was created out of the growing popularity of qualitymusical performances at many wineries throughout California.Artist performances are judged by music and entertainmentindustry professionals in the categories of originality, musicianshipand marketability to the prime wine-consuming market, men andwww.winecountrythisweek.comwomen aged 21-54 The Grand Prize winner of the previousWinery Music Awards competition, held in 2005, was ArroyoGrande’s rock group, Threes and Nines, who is releasing their firstCD this year after winning a recording contract with RNB Music(www.rnbtunes.com), a Los Angeles-based record label. Thegroup’s self-titled CD, will be distributed worldwide by FontanaDistribution, a division of Universal Music. A second CD, titledBlend, featuring a compilation of many of the 2005 artistscomplete with artist bios and liner notes on the Paso Robles WineRegion, will also be released by RNB Music this summer and willbe available for sale at all Winery Music Awards concerts and thewebsite.17


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WINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK46CALIFORNIAWEST46 West Wineries HostWine and Cheese NightJuly 13th Friday Night Wine and CheeseThe Highway 46 West Wineries Group is having another greatFriday night Wine and Cheese Event. The group of 13 wineries will betasting will taste award-winning wines. Great cheese and breads will beavailable for tasting to complement the wine.The event will be held at Doce Robles Winery on Friday, July 13from 6 to 8 p.m. The admission for the event is $15 per person and$25 per couple, tickets sold at the door. The Grapeline will be takingreservations for transportation to and from the event. For more information,call 1-888-8-WINERY.About Highway 46 West Wineries GroupIn 2004, thirteen wineries on Highway 46 West formed theHighway 46 West Wineries Group. This group was formed to promotethe tasting rooms of the beautiful west side and to make people awareof the uniqueness of 46 West and the wines produced there. PasoRobles Wine Country is as unique and inviting as the people who havededicated themselves to nurturing the vineyards and crafting finewines. Visitors to Highway 46 West find the road less traveled is oftenmarked by the thrill of discovery in this uncongested region. It’s anarea where hospitality is first among a long list of qualities … wherebeing friends and neighbors is as important as producing stellar wines.Highway 46 West is one thread that weaves among the vineyards andwineries connecting longtime estates with exciting new producers.Rolling hills, majestic oaks and lush vineyards await the wine lover atevery turn. The tasting rooms of Highway 46 West invite you to enjoyour neighborhood, relax under the spell of our friendly environmentand savor life while sipping our spectacular wines.The participating wineries consist of Brian Benson Cellars,Castoro Cellars, Dark Star Cellars, Doce Robles, Eagle Castle, FratelliPerata, Grey Wolf, Hunt Cellars, JanKris Winery, Midnight Cellars,Peachy Canyon, Windward Vineyard and Rotta Winery and are allincluded on the 46 West Passport. The passport is your map to theWestside, including descriptions and hours for each winery. Just likea travel passport you will get a unique stamp from each winery.Once you get 7 stamps you will receive a beautifully designed posterof all the participating wineries labels. When your passport is fullwith all thirteen stamps, your gift is another poster signed by all ofthe winemakers and entry into a quarterly drawing for prizes from aweekend stay at one of the groups hotel sponsors to a guided tastingtour. Throughout the year the group puts on other events such as TaxRevolt Weekend and West Fest. West Fest is the big event of the year.All thirteen wineries come together to pour great wines while guestslisten to blues music and enjoy delicious food from local caterers. Formore information, check out the 46 West Wineries website atwww.paso46westwineries.com.20 www.winecountrythisweek.com

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CRESTONAIRPORTPENMANSPRINGSWINE COUNTRY NEWSWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSan MiguelMISSIONVisit some of the newest RiverStar and most excitingwineries on California’s Central Coast!RIVERCROSS CANYONMISSION LANEESTRELLAPLEASANTTo Hearst Castle(36.6 miles)22CambriaADELAIDACayucos1PENMAN SPRINGS VINEYARDPenman Springs Vineyard is an artisan wine farm dedicatedto producing the finest grapes possible. We growCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sarah, PetiteSarah and Muscat Blanc. A select portion of these grapes iscrafted into award winning table and dessert wines.CHIMNEY ROCKOLD CREEKTaste the Art Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm (closed January)1985 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles805-237-7959 | www.penmansprings.com46WTo Morro Bay/San Luis ObispoYORK MTNADELAIDAWILLOW CREEKVINEYARDPEACHY CANYON RDOur vineyard has been in since thelate ’80s. B & E Vineyard is asmall family owned winery with awarm Hacienda-style tasting room.We invite you come and taste ourwines in the B & E Saloon thatoverlooks the vineyard.Daily 11am-5pm10000 Creston Road, Paso Robles805-238-4815www.bevineyard.comNIDERERSAN MARCOSNACIMI ENTO LAKEFine Wine… TempletonFriendl y P eo pleOpen Daily 11-54295 Union Road805-237-8884www.riosecowine.comB & E VINEYARDSVINEYARDSANTA RITABETHEL24TH6THMAINwww.winecountrythisweek.comSPRINGRIVERNORTH RIVERTEMPLETONWELLSONANIBLICKBUENA VISTACHAROLAISEL POMARNEAL SPRINGSLUPINEUNIONMILLPaso RoblesRIO SECOPENMANSPRINGS101UNION46ELINNECRESTONBRANCHCASS WINERYSTILL WATERSHANSENVINEYARDSFALCON NEST41ELINNEGENESEOSTILL WATERS VINEYARDSTaste handcrafted estate wines of Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot, Sarah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc andViognier. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacularviews from our olive grove overlooking the vineyard.CREEKB&EVINEYARDSThursday-Monday 11-5pm2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles805-237-9231 | www.stillwatersvineyards.comLA PANZACHATEAUMARGENE

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINE COUNTRY NEWSRio Seco Vineyard & Winery Continuedfrom page 10is the philosophy that guides his winemaking, said Hinkle.“The hard part of this business is farming,” he said while walkingthrough the vineyard on a recent postcard-perfect morning. “We reallywork to get quality fruit.”Rio Seco’s red wines spend up to 24 months in the barrel, thenanother eight months to a year in the bottle, before their release.Road trips provide Hinkle with plenty of time to mull ideas for thewinery.“Tom’s an idea guy,” said Carol.One of those ideas is to build a wood-fire pizza oven to supplementthe recently-completed stone barbecue. Step-by-step directionsHinkle downloaded from the Internet sit on a table in the tastingroom. He also wants to build a weekend getaway for guests on thewinery grounds, what Carol jokingly called a “B and no B.”The barbecue’s put to good use during the summer at Rio Seco’spopular Friday Fun Nights. What started five years ago as a smallgathering for friends has steadily grown, with live music, good wineand breathtaking sunsets attracting more and more visitors. Barbecuecooked by Hinkle, when he’s in town, is $6, making it one of the bestbargains in the Wine Country.The Hinkles don’t even mind if guests bring their own picnic foodHANSEN VINEYARDSAs a small boutique winery, we offerultra-premium hand-made winesproduced in small lots from ourfamily-owned winery and vineyard.Visit our uniquely rustic tasting roomand experience some serious wine,talk with the owner/winemaker andenjoy the relaxing family atmosphere.and a couple of beers, if they’re not wine-drinkers.“It’s not like coming to a winemaker dinner,” said Tom.For the baseball scout, it’s all about the fundamentals: Good food,good wine, good friends, all coming together in a beautiful spot.Tasting room hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday throughMonday. You can find Rio Seco Vineyards and Winery at 4295 UnionRoad. Exit Highway 101 at Highway 46 East and travel about twomiles to Union Road and turn right. Make an immediate left and thewinery is about two miles down the road. Call (805) 237-8884 or visitwww.riosecowine.com for more information.CHATEAU MARGENEA micro winery specializing in the production of small lots ofluxury, handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Margeneproduces 3,000 cases per year and focuses on viticulture andwinemaking practices that offer maximum expression of thePaso Robles terrior. Come enjoy the wines and picnic on thedeck or under the oaks.Open Saturday-Sunday Noon-5pmBy advanced appointment on Fridays4385 La Panza Road, Creston, CA805-238-2321 | www.chateaumargene.comFALCON NESTVINEYARD & WINERYFamily owned and operated vineyard and wineryspecializing in handcrafted wines with intensecolors and flavors. Join us in celebrating in the trueItalian tradition with food and wine pairing,salami, prosciutto, provolone, sopres-sata, pâté,imported pasta, specialty items and the finest pastasauces. Food available daily.Open Daily 10am-7:30pm5185 Union Road, Paso Robles805-226-0227 | www.falconnestwine.comDaily 11:30 am-5pm5575 El Pomar Drive, Templeton805-233-8412www.hansenwines.comCASS VINEYARDSVisit us at our café style tasting room and sample yourfavorite Rhône wines, paired with samples of select gourmetcheese, pâte and specialty food. Our Chef’s Pantry offers anarray of choices for an impromptu picnic indoors or out. Wealso offer a lunch menu prepared by our Chef Dusty LehighFriday thru Sunday.Open Monday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles805-239-1730 | www.casswines.comEnjoy the beauty of gentlyrolling hills in thePaso Robles countrysideand discover some of thenewest and most excitingwineries on California’sCentral Coast.www.winecountrythisweek.com 23

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTYWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKClassical Theater Under the Stars, July 13-August 18The Central Coast Shakespeare Festivalinvites you to partake in a summer of classicaltheatre under the stars, July 13th throughAugust 18th. This year features one of Shakespeare’soriginal villains, Richard the Third, aman whose ambition and bloodthirsty waysare matched only by the relish and delight hetakes in murdering his way to the throne. Inrepertory with this dry-witted villain is1101Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, The Tamingof the Shrew – an hilarious and touchingbattle of the sexes where true love emergesvictorious.Both shows are performed outdoors inbeautiful Avila Valley at Bellevue Santa FeCharter School which is located at 1401 SanLuis Bay Drive. Directions are posted on thewebsite at ccshakes.org. Guests are encouragedto bring low back lawn chairs, blanketsand a picnic meal to enjoy during the show.All evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m.and Sunday Matinee’s begin at 5 p.m. Thebox office will open one half hour before eachperformance. Remember – it can get chillyafter the sun goes down so be sure to bringwarm clothing Tickets are $20 for generaladmission, $17 for seniors and students withvalid ID. Group rates available for parties of 8or more. Tickets for all shows are available atthe door. Partial proceeds from ticket sales goto benefit Bellevue Santa Fe Charter School.Cash or personal checks are accepted. Hoursare 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and until5 p.m. on Sunday. Adult tickets are $14,seniors are $10 and ages 6-12 are $8. Underage 6 are free. For more information visit thewebsite at www.slofaire.com.LOS OSOS VALLEY RDPer Bacco CellarsCALLE JOAQUINS. HIGUERATASTEMARSH STSANTA ROSAOSOS STBROAD STTANK FARMMONTEREY STJOHNSON AVEJOHNSON AVEORCUTTCerro Caliente CellarsWindemere/Cathy MacGregor WinerySan Luis ObispoTANK FARMRIGHETTI RDLooking forSomething Specialin a Wine Club?SEE CANYON RDKelsey See CanyonVACHELLBUCKLEY RDTolosa Winery BAILEYANA AND TANGENT VINEYARDSSaucelito Canyon & Ortman Family VineyardWolff VineyardsEdna Valley WineryBIDDLE RANCHSAN LUIS BAY RDONTARIO RDAVILA BEACHSALISBURY VINEYARDSAlapayPismo Beach101 P a c i f i c O c e a nHINDS AVE1EDNA RDPRICE CANYON RDKynsiVineyardsCLAIBORNE& CHRUCHILLOLD PARK227NOYES101Arroyo GrandeCARPENTER CANYON RDGRANDDomaine AlfredORCUTTTIFFANY RANCH RDCORBETT CANYON RDHUASNA RDLOPEZ DRHUASNA RDLAETITIA VINEYARDBarnwood VineyardRanchoArroyoGrandeTalley VineyardsGo online toPREMIER WINE CLUBSwww.WineCountryThisWeek.comFind your perfect wine clubaccording to: varietalprice • color preferencewinery name • special eventsdiscounts • tours • and more!24www.winecountrythisweek.com

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSANTA BARBARA COUNTYGet the Scoop on Poop at Discovery MuseumBird Dung, Tar Pits and Storm Drains Star in Three NewEducational Exhibits at Interactive Children’s MuseumNumber two is now number one at the Santa Maria ValleyDiscovery Museum with the launch of the “Whose Poop Is That?”exhibit, which teaches children to identify birds by the nature of their“splay” or, for lack of a better word that makes children squeal, poop.The exhibit joins Trouble in The Tar Pits and Storm Water SantaMaria Style as one of three new attractions. Each designed to teach,entertain and raise awareness in children of varying ages.Whose Poop is That?This new environmentally themed exhibit, supported by theCoastal Resource Enhancement Fund, explains all those bird droppingson your windshield and sidewalks. Visitors learn to name andidentify local coastal and pelagic birds; understand avian diets; andmatch bird splay to the correct species. Using the museum’s boatwindshield, or “poop deck,” as the setting, visitors learn that poop1McKeon-PhilipsTo San Luis Obispo(32 miles, see page 25)SKYWAYBLOSSERMAINBROADWAYSTOWELLCOSTA DE OROBETTERAVIA135Santa Mariacolor, shape and consistency all relate to identifying birds, as well asevaluating their diet and health.Trouble in the Tar Pits“Trouble in the Tar Pits” is an interactive exhibit hosted by Leander,an extinct American lion. Leander invites kids to recover and identifyfossils, learn about tar pits and associated animals. Children whochoose to take on the role of Leander must “feed” Leander whileavoiding the dangers of the tar pits. If Leander doesn’t eat enough of theother animal species, such as bison, or, if he steps into the hot tar, thegame will end. While educational, this exhibit also offers the chance todo some fancy footwork such as walking, leaping and feeding Leander.What is in your drain?“Storm Water Santa Maria Style” follows the path that water takesfrom the street in a Santa Maria neighborhood to Santa Maria areaparks. This exhibit teaches children that discarding old oil, cigarettebutts or other contraband into the gutter and down the drain can ultimatelybe harmful to our environment, parks, wildlife and loved ones.The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum is located at 705S. McClelland Street in Santa Maria. It is the only hands-on children’smuseum in Santa Barbara County. For more information, visitwww.smvdiscoverymuseum.org.AddamoVineyardsOrcuttCLARK101TELEPHONEDOMINIONCottonwoodCanyonSANTA MARIA MESA RDCambriaKENNETHVOLKVINEYARDSTEPUSQUET135Rancho SisquocFOXEN CANYON RDFoxen Vineyards1Los AlamosToLompoc(18 miles, see page 22)/Solvang (34 miles, see page 22)BedfordThompsonALISOS CANYONCurtisFirestoneZaca MesaFess ParkerKoehlerFOXEN CANYON RDSTAZACA154101To Solvang(17 miles, see page 22)To Los Olivos(11 miles,see page 22)www.winecountrythisweek.com25

5THSANTA BARBARA COUNTYWINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKArtists Race Against the Clock at ‘Quick Draw’ CompetitionSet in the heart of the old stagecoachroute, amidst premier Wine Country and fineart galleries, is the small town charm of LosOlivos. Each year this historic community ishost to the annual Quick Draw. The QuickDraw is an exciting, fast-paced event in whichparticipating artists from the fine art galleriesin Los Olivos race against the clock tocomplete a drawing, painting or sculpturewithin 45 minutes!The Los Olivos Gallery Organization ishost to the 21st Annual Los Olivos QuickDraw. Participating galleries include: Details,Gallery Los Olivos, Judith Hale Gallery andJudith Hale Gallery South, Sansone Studios,Wildling Art Museum and Young’s Gallery.Participating artists include KellyArtist Kelly Donovan at last year’s Quick Draw.Donovan, Dirk Foslien, Carol Theroux,Karina Puente, Richard Myer, Cel Miller, JoeMilazzo, Joe Mancuso, Gordon Luce, GraceSchlesier, Vic Riesau, Lynelle Echeverria,Mark Greenaway, Tom DeWalt and CynthiaJoyce.Don’t miss a moment of this fast-pacedcreative challenge. The day begins with anintroduction of the artists at 10:30 a.m., andQuick Draw at 11 a.m. The Quick Draw isimmediately followed by a live auction atnoon. Other Quick Draw events include asilent auction that starts at 10 a.m. and endsafter the live auction. There’s a barbecue inthe park from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artistdemonstrations and receptions and take placeat various galleries until 5 p.m.On California scenic Highway 154, LosOlivos is just 35 miles north of Santa Barbaraover the San Marcos Pass, or an hour south ofSan Luis Obispo and two miles east ofHighway 101. For more information, call(805) 688-1222 or (805) 693-1233.To Santa Maria,Paso Robles101154To Hwy. 101Santa Maria (29 miles, see page 24)/ Paso Robles (88 miles, see page 18)FoleyEstatesWineryTo Lompoc(18 miles)ToHWY 1261To Santa Maria7THPalminaLompoc“Wine Ghetto”D’Vine BabcockWine246Tasting MelvilleLompoc2461BuelltonAlma RosaINDUSTRIALSANTA ROSA AVEToHwy.101FoleyEstatesWineryTo Santa BarbaraLafondSanfordAVE OF THE FLAGSMosbyBALLARD CANYONCabanaShoestringHitching PostCHALKHI LPresidioATTERDAG2NDRusackBallard101ToSantaBarbara(43 miles, see page 23)Los OlivosCOPENHAGENMOLLEOAK1STBALLARD CANYON RDCasa CasaraLucas & LewellenRoyal OaksPARKALISALEpiphanyDaniel GehrsLongoriaWILD HEARTLos Olivos Tasting RoomAndrew MurraySolvangMISSIONBlackjackLincourtALAMO PINTADO RDCarhartt WineryConsilienceAlexander & WayneArthur EarlCARINACELLARS WineCountryGRAND AVEALAMO PINTADO AVERideauButtonwoodBASELINEBeckmen246STOLPMANKalyraLion’s Peak/Mission Meadow WineryMandolinaAlisal CellarsBellissimaSunstoneMorovinowww.winecountrythisweek.comREFUGIO154REFUGIOROBLAR AVEBrander & DomaineSanta BarbaraQUESTAEDISONEDISONBridlewoodSanta Ynez Inn Wine CellarARTISTESAGUNTOChumashCasinoMEADOWVALEMORATo Santa Barbara(29 miles, see page 23)Gainey154Santa YnezNot to Scale

WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKSANTA BARBARA COUNTYOo La La! The 20th Annual French Festival in Santa BarbaraSmiling families dine at sidewalk cafés with checkered tableclothesand umbrellas. Starry-eyed couples toast each other with wine. Artistswearing bérets paint at their easels. The air is filled with music,laughter and the tempting aromas of French cuisine. Surely this mustbe France? Actually, it’s the 20th Annual French Festival in SantaBarbara, Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15 (Bastille Day Weekend),from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Santa Barbara’s Oak Park. Admission is free.While Parisians celebrate the French Revolution 8,000 miles away,Californians will revel in the sights, sounds, foods and joie de vivre ofFrance at the largest French celebration in the Western United States.More than 20,000 people are expected to attend. It’s where Americacelebrates France!Non-stop free entertainment fills three stages, including cancan,Moroccan belly dancers, grand opera, hot jazz a la Django Reinhardt,the Femmes Fatales Drag Review, French Tahitian dance, Africandrumming and dance, Carribbean komba music, and cabaret music inthe tradition of Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier and Josephine Baker.Wandering mimes, jugglers and accordion players will performthroughout the crowd. There’s also lots for the kids to do.Dozens of chefs prepare fine French food. Enjoy Perrier, KronenbourgFrench beer, wine, Champagne, Calistoga and soft drinks.Sunday afternoon is the famous Poodle Parade, a promenade ofcanine topiary under the festival’s huge Eiffel Tower. C’est magnifique!Win a trip for two to Paris on Air France. The festival is sponsoredby Perrier, TV5Monde, Contrex, HiddenProvence.com, and Calistoga.The French Festival is Santa Barbara’s first non-smoking festival!For more information call (805) 564-PARIS (805-564-7274), orgo to www.frenchfestival.com.Santa BarbaraMISSION101STATETo Solvang(34 miles, see page 22)OLIVEANAPAMUANACAPAN SALSIPUEDESCarr WineryMILPASE GUITERREZMONTECITOMargerumCellar 205Santa Barbara Winery SummerlandJaffurs WineryWine CellarsWhitcraftP a c i f i c O c e a n101Stearns Wharf Vintnerswww.winecountrythisweek.com27

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WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEKWINERY LISTINGSWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESWINERY - LOCATIONHOURSTOURSTASTINGSALESEagle Castle Winery – Paso Robles Daily3090 Anderson Rd; 805-227-1428 10:30-5:30 X X X★ Eberle Winery – Paso Robles Daily3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607 10-5 X X XEdward Sellers – Paso Robles Th-Mo1220 Park St; 805-239-8915 12-7 X X★ EOS Estate Winery – Paso Robles Daily5625 Hwy 46 East; 805-239-2562 10-5 X X X★ Falcon Nest Winery– Paso Robles Daily5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227 10-7:30 X XFirestone Vineyard – Paso Robles DailyHwy 46 East; 805-688-3940 10-5 X XFive Rivers Winery – Paso Robles By8998 North River Rd; 805-467-0192 ApptFour Vines Winery – Templeton Daily3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0055 11-5 X XFralich Vineyard & Winery – Templeton By Appt805-434-1526 – Private tastings at Paso Robles Wine Services; 805-434-1526Fratelli Perata – Paso Robles By1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809 ApptGelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles By5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808 Appt★ Grey Wolf Cellars – Paso Robles Daily2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771 11-5:30 X X★ Halter Ranch Vnyd – Paso Robles Th-Mo8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 11-5 X X★ Hansen Vineyard– Templeton Daily5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 10-5:30 X XHarmony Cellars – Harmony Daily3255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805-927-1625 10-5 X XHice Cellars – Paso RoblesTh-Mo821 Pine St Unit D; 805-237-8888 12 -5Hug Cellars – Paso RoblesTh-Mo2323 Tuley Ct Ste. 120 D; 805-828-5906 11-5★ Hunt Cellars – Paso RoblesDaily2875 Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600 10:30-5:30 X XJ Lohr – Paso RoblesDaily6169 Airport Rd; 805-239-8900 10-5 X XJack Creek Cellars – Templeton By5265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283 Appt X XJanKris Winery – Templeton Daily1266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319 11-5 X X X★ Justin Winery – Paso Robles Daily11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-6932 10-5 X X XKukkula – TempletonBy9525 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-434-5475 ApptL’Aventure Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su 11-42815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588 or By Appt X X★ Laura’s Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300 10-5 X XLe Cuvier – Paso RoblesBy Appt,9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-238-5706 Wine Club OnlyLinne Calodo – Paso Robles Fr-Su3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 11-5 X XLocatelli Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 11-4 X XLone Madrone – Paso Robles Daily2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0845 10:30-5 X XMadison Cellars – Paso Robles By4540 Hwy 41; 805-238-9831 Appt X XMaloy O’Neill – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 10-5; Su 12-55725 Union Rd; 805-238-7320 Or By Appt X XMartin & Weyrich – Paso Robles Su-Th 10-52610 Buena Vista Dr; 805-238-2520 Fr-Sa 10-6 X XMastantuono – Templeton 10-5 Winter2720 Oak View Rd; 805-238-0676 10-6 Summer X XMc Clean Vineyards – Templeton By4491 S. 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