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Three Distinct Chardonnays

YOUR GUIDE TO CENTRAL COAST WINE TASTING & EVENTS

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SUMMERWOOD: QUINTESSENTIAL WINERY


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VINTAGE PASO: SMELL, SIP AND SAVOR


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SIXTH ANNUAL WINE 4 PAWS APRIL 26-27


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GARAGISTE FESTIVAL EXPANDS


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CASTORO CELLARS: FAMILY, HISTORY & QUALITY


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J. Lohrs Weekend Events

Friday, May 16 | 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

BBQ Buffet by Me and The Hound


Start the weekend right with passed Appetizers at our Friday. The Buffet Dinner offers: your choice of salad and includes scalloped potatoes, JDs Famous Grilled Chicken, Tri-Tip carving station and house-made cookies for dessert! Enjoy music by Night Run all night. Price includes one - 375ml bottle of:
2012 J. Lohr Estates Riverstone Chardonnay 2011 J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot 2011 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon

$55/person

$45/Wine Club
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Sunday, May 18 | 10:30 am 12:00 pm

Buffet Brunch by Cahoots Catering


Our 2014 Wine Festival Sunday Brunch stars Prime Rib! Make room for Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart, Peruvian Quinoa & Forbidden Black Rice Salad, Yukon Gold Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Bacon, Waffle Bar, Fresh Fruit, Fresh Berry Trifle, Coffee and O.J. Select J. Lohr wines by the glass
$50/person $45/Wine Club
reservations required
For complete menus visit jlohr.com/events For reservations, email kim@jlohr.com or call 805.239.8900
@jlohrwines

J. LOHR PASO ROBLES WINE CENTER 6169 Airport Road (off Hwy 46 East) 805.239.8900
TASTING DAILY 10AM 5PM

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COUNTIES SANTA & SAN Th LUIS M OBISPO i fC lif BARBARA i Wi C


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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINE COUNTRY THIS MONTH

MARCH 2014 | ISSUE 3, VOLUME 7

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WINE REGIONS
63 | CENTRAL COAST MAP 26 | SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY San Luis Obispo Wineries Map, 27 West Side Wineries: Peachy Canyon, 21 Pleasant Valley Wineries, 29 Paso Robles Wineries Map, 32-33 Downtown Paso Robles Wineries, 32 34 | SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Northern Santa Barbara County Wineries Map, 35 Santa Maria Valley: Original Roadhouse Grill, 40 Los Alamos: Bell Street Farm, 41 Foxen Canyon Wineries: Firestone Vineyards, 42; Cambria, 44 Los Olivos Wineries: Los Olivos Tasting Room, 45; Cimarone, 46 Solvang Wineries: Sort This Out, 48 Lompoc Wine Ghetto: La Montagne, 50; Turiya Wines, 51 Buellton: 52 Santa Barbara: Coonway Family Deep Sea Wines, 53

FEATURES
9 | ULTIMATE WINE COUNTRY WEDDING FEAST 11 | 6TH ANNUAL TOUR DE PASO 15 | 2014 CABS OF DISTINCTION 16 | ON THE COVER: CASTORO CELLARS Family, History, Quality 18 | CHAMISAL VINEYARD Three Distinct Chardonnays 20 | CLAUTIERE VINEYARD 24 | SUMMERWOOD 27 | VINTAGE PASO: ZINFANDEL AND OTHER WILD WINES 28 | PREFERRED TASTING ROOM Eos 30 | WINEMAKER PROFILE: TALLEY VINEYARDS Eric Johnson 31 | WINE 4 PAWS 37 | SOLVANGS THIRD WEDNESDAY 39 | GARAGISTE FESTIVAL: SOUTHERN EXPOSURE

REGULARS
8 | WINEOLOGY by Len Napolitano How does wine get color? 10 | WINEGROWING DECISIONS by Josh Stein Trellising: Shaping wines before the grapes 12 | CALENDAR OF EVENTS San Luis Obispo County, 12 Santa Barbara County, 14 Ventura County, 14 22 | DINING DIRECTORY 54 | VARIETALS CHART San Luis Obispo County, 54-55 Santa Barbara County, 56-57 58 | WINERY LISTINGS Paso Robles, 58; San Luis Obispo, 60 Santa Maria/Foxen Canyon, 60 Los Alamos, 60; Los Olivos, 60 Lompoc/Buellton, 61 Solvang, 61; Santa Ynez, 62 Santa Barbara, 62; Ventura County, 62 62 | WINE COUNTRY DEALS & DISCOUNTS 63 | CENTRAL COAST MAP

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Step into our tasting room, and discover the casual elegance of the Central Coast.

CLAUTIERE
Belated Madri Gras celebration in honor of Zinfandel Festival weekend. We dont Zin but we do have delicious Estate Rhone & Bordeaux wines for your tasting pleasure. On Saturday, March 15th were pairing our new release of 2011 Estate Syrah with Jambalaya, along with our wine and gourmet cheese pairing Plus barrel samples! For private tastings and special occasions where family and friends gather; Club Clautiere is the best choice for good wines and fun times.

Zinfandel Festival March 14 March 16th

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Be our Guest... EXPERIENCE the unspoiled beauty of the Central Coast at Bridlewood Estate Winery. With world-class wines, hillside vineyards and breathtaking views its a winery destination all its own. BRIDLEWOOD ESTATE blends rustic, Spanish Style architecture with a modern, artisan winery. Our estate exudes the Central Coast lifestyle that is both comfortable and relaxed. COME ENJOY OUR WINES and experience one of our signature tastings or perhaps a carriage tour of the vineyard, or just kick back on the veranda overlooking our majestic vineyards. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily 3555 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez CA 93460 Bridlewoodwinery.com Reservations required for parties of 6 or more. Contact us: 800-467-4100 or visit@bridlewoodwinery.com
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INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER


BY LEN NAPOLITANO

How does wine get color?


How wine achieves color is dependent partly upon the grape variety, the size of the grape berry and the exposure to oxygen of the juice. But mostly, it depends on the duration of the juice-to-skin contact. Though seldom done, it is possible to make white wine from red grapes, but red wine can only be made from red grapes. In red winemaking, colorless juice is released as red grapes are crushed and then pumped into a stainless steel tank or plastic bin. As skins break open, color pigments in the skins make contact with the juice; juice darkens and gets more intense color with longer skin contact. This skin-and-juice contact period, called maceration, or cold-soaking, could last from a few hours to a couple of weeks, depending on the wine and winemakers preferences. At some point during maceration, the fermentation process may start, either by natural yeast, or through the winemakers manual addition of a commercially packaged, cultured yeast. Fermentation is visibly evident from a bubbling surface of the juice caused by the release of carbon dioxide gas and heat as sugar converts to alcohol. The gas pressure inside this dense mixture of juice, grape pulp, skins, seeds and stems, called must, causes the solids to rise to the top. And the biggest contributor to color grape skins is trapped within this top layer of solids as the relatively clear juice stays below it not good if you want red wine to actually be red. To extract color, this cap of solids has to be manually pushed back into the juice, or punched down, to keep the pigment-rich skins in contact with as much juice as possible during maceration and fermentation. When fermentation takes place inside plastic bins or oak barrels that stand upright with one end open, punch-down is done manually several times a day using a long-stemmed, punchdown tool. When juice ferments inside large stainless steel tanks too large to punch down by hand, juice is instead directed from the bottom of the tank through a hose and into a pump, which sends the wine back to the top of the tank. This version of red wine colorextraction process is called a pump-over. Before white wine is fermented, grape juice is separated from the skins as soon as possible by immediately pressing the grapes with mechanical force to break them open and then pumping juice away from skins while it is still relatively clear. Even though the skins of white grapes are light green, yellow, or golden, they may still contribute color if left in contact with the juice. Some winemakers extend contact time to extract as much aroma as possible from white grape skins but not long enough to add too much color or increase bitterness. The juice from pressing is then sent into a stainless steel tank and mixed with yeast to start fermentation. The pressing step is also applied to red winemaking, however it comes after fermentation finishes, when virtually all sugar is converted to alcohol. But prior to red wine pressing, an initial volume of free-run wine is allowed to gravity-flow freely from its mass of skins and solids. Typically dark purple, it may be a little cloudy, but relatively clean compared to whats left behind. Pressing red wine squeezes out the last amounts of wine from the leftover, skin-rich mass of solids. This dark, press wine is considered lower quality than free-run wine because of its harsher taste, but the extent to which it will be added to lighter free-run wine allows the winemaker to control the intensity of final wine color and texture.

Len Napolitano is the author of Nose, Legs, Body! Know Wine Like The Back of Your Hand, a quick and easy guide for the wine beginner. The book is available at bookstores, online and at wineology.com. Follow Len on Twitter: @wineologist and visit his blog: noselegsbody.com. Send your wine question to Len: wineologist@earthlink.net

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The Ultimate Wine Country Wedding Feast


Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar Brings Sumptuous Inspiration to Wine Country Weddings
For brides and grooms seeking the ultimate gourmet, wine-savvy caterer for their big day, Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar (www.ThomasHillOrganics.com) represents the crme de la crme of Paso Robles Wine Country cuisine. Believing in the significance of organic, regionally-produced food, Thomas Hill Organics Executive Chef Julie Simon works with local purveyors for all produce, proteins and grains according to the seasons. Each wedding menu is crafted with Chef Julies signature vibrancy and customized to suit the specific needs and preferences of each bride and groom. With its reputation for outstanding service and inspired flavors, Thomas Hill Organics Catering is the preferred catering vendor for several of the Central Coasts finest wineries, including Hammersky Vineyards, Broken Earth Winery, Thacher Winery and Wild Horse Winery. Other collaborations have included Halter Ranch, Zenaida, Vina Robles, Still Waters, DAOU and Mitchella Wineries. Thomas Hill Organics is uniquely suited to pair menus with wine as Chef Julie has food and wine in her blood, born and raised in France by parents who owned a bar and restaurant; while THO Events Director, Robin Wolf, is certified with the Court of Master Sommeliers. The THO team is adept at composing menus informed by a winery venue, or designing specifically-paired courses, if preferred.

A SAMPLE MENU FROM A THO-CATERED WEDDING: Appetizers Seared albacore taco, pineapple salsa, pickled red onion, coconut cream, toasted coconut, cashews, green onion, cilantro Jerk pork slider, fried banana and onion, citrus-ale barbecue sauce, chive crme fraiche Caramelized onion flatbread, ricotta, fried sage, honey Salad Wild arugula and Scarlet runner bean salad, grilled leek, apples, pecorino, hazelnut vinaigrette Entre Pan-roasted Alaskan halibut, roasted baby beets, macerated strawberries, pickled watermelon, coconut cream Airline chicken, roasted baby carrot salad, zucchini ribbons, creamy polenta, natural jus Braised short ribs, creamy polenta, Bloomsdale spinach, shaved parmesan, roasted sweet corn, Italian salsa verde
The Thomas Hill Organics Events Department has grown steadily in recent years with its popularity as an attentive and creative provider of fresh, regional cuisine. For more information on engaging Thomas Hill Organics for your big day, please contact Event Director, Robin Wolf, at info@ThomasHillOrganics.com.

About Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar


With a dynamic menu reflecting local abundance, Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar sources a vivid array of fresh ingredients to concoct bold, imaginative dishes. What began as a humble organic CSA showcasing the Central Coasts bounty quickly evolved into a popular destination for honest food, creatively prepared by French-

born Chef Julie Simon. They believe in the significance of organic, regionally-produced food, working with local purveyors for their poultry, fish and grass-fed beef, lamb and exotic meats. Nearby farmers provide all fruits and vegetables, which are always straightfrom-the-earth fresh, and their breads are crafted by local bakers who are celebrated artisans of their trade. Located at 1313 Park St., Paso Robles, CA 93446. For more information about Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar or to make a reservation, please visit www.ThomasHillOrganics.com or call (805) 226-5888.

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BY JOSH STEIN

Trellising: Shaping Wines before the Grapes


Every grape vine pretty much looks like every other one, right? Well, while driving past them it may seem to be the case, but the truth is small differences in the shape of the vines can have major impacts on wine quality, yield, bouquet, taste and mouthfeel. Believe it or not, the shape the grapes are grown within has a major but often unrecognized impact on what ends up in your glass. Trellising is dirty, un-sexy work, but its the lifeblood of growing great wines. The canopy is what converts sunlight into wine, so its vital on many levels. Each style of trellising has to take into account a number of variables along the way to creating a structure which allows for vine balance; thats whats key to producing grapes with lots of flavor without damaging the vine or its roots through stress, over- or undercropping, or mismatching vine to location. These options include number of shoots per vine, number of leaves per shoot, number of clusters per shoot, orientation toward the sun, shading of the grapes via the canopy and the overall shape of the canopy, which is determined by the guidewires of the trellis. There are dozens of possible combinations in commercial use today. There are two basic kinds of trellising, though, vis--vis various ways of positioning the shoots vertically to maximize access to sunlight while maintaining less vigorous growth in poor, infertile soils, or different styles of dividing the canopy vertically or horizontally to control for vigorous growth in soil too-good for grapevines. What? I sense you thinking: How can soil be too good? Everything youve absorbed about growing things the right way is the opposite for winegrowing. Soil that is too good encourages excess leaves and excess fruit. The former stresses the vine and keeps it from putting its energy into the grapes. The latter dilutes the flavors in the resulting wines. When winegrowers talk about Balance is key, thats what they mean: all of the elements are properly enfolded together. Some of the more common vertical shoot positionings, known generally as VSP , take the forms of candelabra. Guyot divides the vine quite low to the ground, leaving just two canes regrown each year below guidewires, to which shoots will attach themselves. VSP generally makes the arms permanent, allowing for spurs on the arms from which the vertical shoots grow, and Cordon goes one step further with its permanency, with the shoots generally positioned up, over, and then back down so that the clusters are shaded from direct sunlight. In contrast, divided canopy trellising is designed to try to take away excess growth by making the vine work harder for what it does put out. Winegrowers do this by creating more sections with more canes, shoots, and/or cordons. Scott Henry creates multiple vertical canopies, making the vine work twice as hard. California Sprawl separates the canopy in two, flopping large sections of growth to each side; Lyre uses movable guide arms to open or close the V and the flop. Genva Double Curtain creates four cordons for each vine, doubling vine energy needs horizontally in contrast to Scott Henrys upright, split form. Do the range of options really matter? Absolutely, as the trellis style alone has been shown to have an impact on all levels of wine expression: softening or hardening tannins; adding or removing flavors, aromas, and range of ripeness options; effecting yield, concentration, and vine life. The term winegrowing is a bit of a linguistic oddity, for sure, but as you can see, its absolutely appropriate. One of the reasons its quite fair to say civilization is wine is that, unlike just about everything else we produce, wine requires our constant attention even long before a single grape is harvested or a bud breaks. Cheers!
Josh Stein has been in the Napa wine business for more than a decade, and, in addition to being owner/winemaker of the Stein Family Wine Group, which produces a nationally and internationally distributed portfolio of wine brands and donates 5% of its sales to the children of wineworkers in the form of college scholarships and support funds, he regularly consults for wineries and organizations throughout the North Bay and Coast via their subsidiaries, Discrete Wine Support Services and SF-Integrated Vineyard Management.

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A Delicious Evening to Support the Cancer Community


Il Cortile Ristorante raises funds for the Sixth-Annual Tour of Paso
The team at Il Cortile Ristorante, Paso Robles fine Italian dining establishment, will play many roles in the upcoming 6th annual Tour of Paso cycling event on March 22. The event is comprised of three variable-distance cycling races for which participants raise funds to sustain the Cancer Support Community, a resource serving local cancer patients and their families. Members of the Il Cortile staff have formed a cycling team, including Owner and Managing Partner Carole MacDonal. To raise support for Il Cortile Ristorantes cycling team, Chef Santos MacDonal and his kitchen will craft a special reverse wine dinner menu to complement a bottle of Peachy Canyons 26,000,001 wine a 2011 Zinfandel at the restaurant on March 5. 26,000,001 is the number of cancer survivors in the world today according to the Cancer Support Community website, making this wine a special tribute to all survivors. Chef Santos will prepare a three-course menu around the bottle of wine for $40 per person plus the cost of the wine. Il Cortile servers will generously donate their tips from the dinner toward the Il Cortile cycling team and the Cancer Support Community. Il Cortile servers will generously donate their tips from the dinner toward the Il Cortile cycling team and the Cancer Support Community. This year marks the third that Il Cortile has contributed toward and participated in the Tour of Paso. In 2012, the team raised over $5K, and $12K in 2013, so they are hoping this doubling trend will continue. The Tour of Paso and the Cancer Support Community serve a population that is close to our hearts at Il Cortile, said Carole MacDonal. Our team has had a wonderful time getting involved and showing our support in previous years, and were certain this year will be better than ever. Collectively, we ride for many survivors. Reservations for the reverse wine dinner in support of the Il Cortile Cycling Team can be made by phoning the restaurant at (805) 226-0300. Il Cortile is located in downtown Paso Robles at 608 12th Street in downtown Paso Robles. For more information, please visit www.IlCortileRistorante.com.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
ONGOING Bike, Hike and Kayak Trips Explore the amazing outdoor world of the Central Coast Outdoors. Ten unique day trips, including bicycling the legendary Pacific Coast Highway, hiking Big Sur and kayaking among the profusion of bird life in Morro Bay. All trips include necessary transportation, a gourmet picnic lunch and knowledgeable guide(s). $79-$119. Bike rentals available. Call for reservations. 888-873-5610 ONGOING DAILY Wine and Cheese Pairings at Villa San-Juliette Looking to kick yourVSJ wine tasting experience up a notch? Join them for wine and cheese pairings with cheeses specially curated by local cheese expert and sommelier,Zina Miakinkova (also known as the Central Coast Cheese Lady). Enjoy a selection of six international cheeses chosen specifically to complement six of their award-winning wines for $15 ($10 for Reserve Club members), or add a tour of the winery including our vineyards and new state-of-the-art production facility for a total of $25 ($20 for Reserve Club members). Wine and cheese pairings, as well as property tours, are available daily.Reservations are recommended but not required, and may be made by calling 805-467-0014,www.villasanjuliette.com ARROYO GRANDE ONGOING FIRST THURSDAYS Teachers Appreciation Night at Phantom Rivers In appreciation for all the dedication of school district personnel. Stop by the tasting room for happy hour specials. 3:30-7pm, 25% discounts off all bottles and $2.50 off any wine by the glass! www.phantomrivers.com, 805-481-9463 ONGOING SATURDAYS Arroyo Grande Farmers Market Farm fresh produce & flowers, art show and live entertainment in the Arroyo Grande City Hall Parking Lot at 215 East Branch Street. 12-2:30pm www.arroyograndevillage.org, 805-473-2250 ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Ice Cream Creating ~ A Family Affair! The Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab Show is a live performance that involves the whole audience! Live performances every Wednesday 7pm, Invent a brand new flavor and watch it being made. www.docburnsteins.com, 805-474-4068 MARCH 22 Effervescent Evening at Laetitia Vineyards Join them for an Effervescent Evening featuring Sparkling Winemaker Dave Hickey's prized bubbles at the beautiful Laetitia Estate House. Take in the amazing views while you enjoy a delicious meal prepared by a local chef accompanied by expertly paired wines. Seats fill fast don't miss out! $140 $120/Wine Club, 6pm, 805-474-7641, www.laetitiawine.com APRIL 19 Live Music! Soul Sauce at Laetitia Vineyards Come out with friends and family and enjoy the sounds of Soul Sauce while you sip on Laetitia & NADIA wines. Bring a picnic and stay for a game of bocce! 1-4pm, 805-474-7641, www.laetitiawine.com MAY 9 Meet the Owners 30th Anniversary Winemaker Dinner at Laetitia Vineyards Join them as they celebrate 30 years of Laetitia at the estate house with owners Selim and Nadia Zilkha and winemakers Eric and Dave Hickey. They will feature a local chef's cuisine alongside our wines for a night to remember. $145, $125/Wine Club, Guests must be 21 and over, 6:30pm, Call 805-474-7641 to reserve your spot, www.laetitiawine.com CAYUCOS, CAMBRIA & MORRO MARCH 8-9 Cayucos Sea Glass Festival Calling all Sea Glass enthusiasts, Sea Glass craftspeople and Sea Glass jewelers and artists! Come discover why sea glass collecting is so popular on coasts all over the world. Cayucos Chamber of Commerce is hosting this exciting Central Coast event for sea glass enthusiasts, craftspeople and artists. Vendors from around the nation will be selling and displaying their sea glass treasures and creations. Come enjoy food, beer and wine outside as you listen to the rhythms of The *805s, Jim Conroy and the Mystery Brothers, Jimmy "Tennessee" Harrell and Lenny Blue. There is no entry fee to this area, so come have a good time and get in a little dancing. Festival goers can also enjoy the Marketplace (no entry fee). Purchase classy festival t-shirts, sweatshirts, hat, bags and more. Located next to the food court. Cayucos Vet's Hall, 10am-5pm General Admission $5 (wristband will get you in both days)www.cayucosseaglass.com PASO ROBLES ONGOING THIRD THURSDAYS Third Thursdays A menagerie of downtown Paso Robles businesses aim to inject a bit more fun into local fundraising efforts thanks to a new Third Thursday promotion benefiting must! Charities. www.mustcharities.org ONGOING FIRST FRIDAYS First Fridays Sip-N-Sing at Doce Robles Join their staff at Doce Robles Winery the first Friday of every month for karaoke, sippin and sunsets. Enjoy wines by the glass at only $5 or pair with artisan cheeses and locally cured meats for just $10. Enjoy sipping one of their many delicious wines next to the vineyards. Wines will be sold by the glass and by the bottle. Sing and sip into the sunsets. 5:30-8pm, www.docerobles.com ONGOING FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS Wood Fired Pizzas at Robert Hall Winery They'll have the wood-buring pizza oven fired up Friday and Saturday from 11-3pm. Artisan authentic Italian handmade pizzas will be fresh baked daily on-site. You pick your pizza and they'll recommend the wine! $12/pizza Join them for lunch and enjoy the view. 805-239-1616 www.roberthallwinery.com ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Pinot Noir Blending Seminar at Wild Horse Winery Templeton Learn the art of blending wine. Experience first hand what being a winemaker is all about. Sample Pinot Noirs from the Central Coast AVA and learn what terroir truly means. Each participant creates their own blend to take home. $50, $35/wine club. By appointment 11am or 2pm, Limit 10 www.wildhorsewinery.com, RSVP, 805-434-2541 ext. 15 ONGOING FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Patio Food Pairings at Opolo Vineyards Join them on the patio for delicious gourmet pizzas from their wood burning oven, sandwiches or sample an array of sausages, all paired with excellent Opolo wines. Cheers! www.opolo.com, 805-238-9593 ONGOING SATURDAYS Tours & Tastings at Eberle Winery VIP Tastings by appointment, $25, Complimentary cave tours every half hour www.eberlewinery.com, 805-238-9607 ONGOING Live Music on the Patio at Niner Wine Estates 1-4pm, www.ninerwine.com, 805-239-2233 ONGOING SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS A Grape to Glass Experience at Wild Horse Winery Unique, fun and educational! at Wild Horse Winery. Learn what happens in the vineyards and in the cellar, and end with a special wine tasting. During the tour, they encourage you to bring just two things: your walking shoes and lots of questions! This is your unique opportunity to learn and experience the down and dirty details of Wild Horse Winery. $15 per person, Wine club members and up to 3 guests are complimentary. Reservations requested. Call the Visitor Center for more information at 805-788-6310, www.wildhorsewinery.com ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Winemaker Wednesdays at the Paso Wine Centre 6-9pm, $12/wine flight, additional $12/food pairing www.pasowinecentre.com, 805-239-9156 ONGOING SATURDAYS Live Music at the Paso Wine Centre 8-10pm, free, www.pasowinecentre.com, 805-239-9156 ONGOING Go Ballooning Enjoy incredible views of the wine country of Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Miguel and Templeton. You float along at 2-3 miles per hour from an altitude of a few feet up to several thousand feet above the ground. 1-4 passengers per trip. Weather permitting. Call for reservations. www.sloballoon.com 805-458-1530 ONGOING EVERY OTHER SATURDAY Saturday Live at Vina Robles Every other Saturday, you are invited to slow down from your week, sit back and enjoy live music - all while savoring award-winning Vina Robles wines. Wine for purchase & tastings available. Complimentary, 1-4pm www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 ONGOING EVERY OTHER SATURDAY Sunday Brunch at Veris Cellars Catered brunch & bottomless mimosas. Templeton, 11am-2pm, $25 $18/without mimosas, www.veriscellars.com, 805-434-0319

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ONGOING EVERY SECOND SUNDAY Central Coast Railroad Festival Wine-Train Excursions The excursions include a trip up the Cuesta Grade to Paso Robles on Amtrak's Coast Starlight, complimentary wine tasting, light lunch snacks, rail history and a private bus trip down to San Luis Obispo. The winter excursions begin and end at Anglim Winery in the historical Southern Pacific Depot next to the Paso Robles Amtrak Station. MARCH 14 Zinfestival Kick-off Celebration at Castoro Cellars Join them to celebrate Pasos flagship grape with the sultry sounds of The Nataly Lola Trio. Enjoy a casual yet elegant night of jazz and celebration of Dam Fine Wine to kick off a weekend of activities! $15, $10 wine club www.castorocellars.com MARCH 14 Vintage Paso: Zinfandel & Other Wild Wines at J. Lohr Vineyards - 5-Course Dinner This dinner includes Shrimp Fritters, Lamb Merguez stuffed Crimini Mushrooms, Butternut Squash Bisque, Fresh Maine Sea Scallops and a spectacular Porcetta (pork loin) main course, all paired with a stunning lineup of J. Lohr wines, at the J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center. 6:30-8pm, $95, $85/members Reservations are required. Call the J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center 805-239-8900, or email kim@jlohr.com. Must be over 21 years of age to attend all events. www.jlohr.com MARCH 15 Zinfandel Weekend - Gourmet Cavern Tours at Robery Hall Winery Take a tour of their wine cavern with the added bonus of gourmet bites paired with their wines along the way! Sample two wines with custom appetizers in the cavern during the tour. And twowines will be paired with chocolate at the end of the tour.The local Cal Poly Chocolatiers will have their Chocolate Bar featuring locally made,fair trade chocolates available for purchase on-site. All sales benefit their program. Enjoy and know you are helping a good cause! $25, Complimentary/members, 11am-4pm, 805-239-1616 ext 24 www.roberthallwinery.com MARCH 14-16 Zinfandel Weekend-Chocolate Fountain at Robert Hall Winery Chocolate Lovers Delight! Theyll have the chocolate fountain flowing all weekend for the festival (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Drop by the tasting room and sample all the tasty treats to dip. Complimentary with your wine tasting. 11am-5pm, tastingroom@roberthallwinery.com, 805-239-1616 www.roberthallwinery.com MARCH 14-16 Zinfandel Weekend DuringPaso Robles Zinfandel Weekend,producers and enthusiasts come together in celebration of everything that Zinfandel adds to your palate and your experience. Enjoy a Zin-filled weekend with activities including winemaker dinners, exclusive Zinfandel tastings, winery and vineyard tours and so much more! www.pasowine.com MARCH 14-16 Zinfandel Festival Weekend at Halter Ranch Vineyards Join them in their historic 19th century barn for the release their 2010 Estate Zinfandel, and taste through their other Rhne and Bordeaux-styled wines. They are moving the tasting room into the barn for this weekend just for the fun of it, and so they can offer these other special events: Taste locally produced olive oils from Robbins Family Farm. Sample fabulous Paella from their good friend John Carson. Experience a sneak-preview of General Store Paso Robles, opening this Spring on the park downtown. With provisions for picnic, pantry and home, the store will offer goods and treats in the Halter Ranch barn. A great way to bring a piece of Paso home with you! Tour through their new winery and wine caves. Winery & Cave Tours at 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm Reservations are not required. $10, Wine Club Members free. 11am-5pm www.halterranch.com MARCH 14-16 Doce Robles is Celebrating Mardi Gras Yes, they know, a week later - for Zinfest 2014. Saunter into the tasting room where you can indulge your budsin our tempting varietals, spruce up your average wine-time attire with jazzy beads, and take home a wine glass as a memento (in case your memory somehow proves foggy after the weekend). An assortment of cheeses will be available as well.Tasting fee is $5. With any bottle purchase you cankeep aMardi Gras mask, just to add an element of mystery to your day. 2008 Zinfandel on sale for $120 per case. It'll be a flashing good time, so join them at Doce Robles! Questions, please email info@docerobleswinery.com, www.docerobleswinery.com

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MARCH 14-16 Vintage Paso: Zinfandel & Other Wild Wines Grow Wild with the spirit of Paso Robles Wine Country in celebration of Vintage Paso: Zinfandel And Other Wild Wines. Immerse yourself in a complete Zinfandel experience, and discover for yourself what makes Paso Robles Wine Country the 2013 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast! Create your own Zinful itinerary to smell, sip and savor the heritage of Paso Robles, with events at more than 120 wineries! Join fellow wine enthusiasts for a selection of wine and chocolate pairings, winemaker dinners, vineyard tours, laid-back barbecues, barrel tastings, live music and so much more! www.pasowine.com MARCH 14-16 Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival at Eos Stop by Eos all weekend long for all things Zinfandel. Enjoy Zin case specials and try their all Zin flight featuring Zinfandels from four of Californias major grape growing regions. If youre looking for something tasty and unique, get a glass of their Berry Zinful Sangria for $5 and peruse their Zin-tastic selection of merchandise. They've got everything you need to please your inner Zin-ner. No reservations necessary. 805-591-8050, www.eosvintage.com MARCH 15 Vintage Paso: Zinfandel & Other Wild Wines at J. Lohr Vineyards - Wine Club Member VIP Tasting Join them in their VIP tent overlooking their Seven Oaks Vineyard, where they will be enjoying live music by Les Beck as they savor J. Lohr wines and specialty cheeses. At the J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center, 11am-3pm, Complimentary Reservations are required. Call the J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center at 805-239-8900, or email kim@jlohr.com. Must be over 21 years of age to attend all events. www.jlohr.com MARCH 15 Zinfandel Weekend at Vina Robles The one thing they love more than wine is swine! Thats why they are turning our tasting room into a bacon bar today only. Come enjoy five sweet and savory bacon bites paired with wines from our Estate or Reserve list. Pairing is $10/Estate tasting; $15/Reserve tasting; complimentary/Signature Wine Club members. No reservations required. Sit back and relax with live music 1-4pm by Melanie Devaney. 2013 Zinfandel barrel samples and case specials on all wines from their Estate list offered all weekend. 10am-5pm www.vinarobles.com MARCH 15 Cigars, Chocolate & Zinfandel at SummerWood Winery & Inn Celebrate Zinfandel Festival Weekend at the SummerWood Winery Tasting Room as you indulge in a delectable pairing of chocolate with their 2011 Zinfandel and Solera-style NV Zinfandel Port! And for the cigar connoisseur premium cigars and Zinfandel Tasting room open 10am-6pm throughout the Zin Fest Weekend. www.summerwoodwine.com MARCH 15-16 Zinfandel Weekend at Niner Wine Estates Stop by for a sample of their new releases from their estate Edna Valley and Paso Robles vineyards which will be perfectly paired with a selection of cheeses! They will also have live music by Matt Cross and the One Night Band on their beautiful patio overlooking Heart Hill Vineyard! Hope to see you there! www.ninerwine.com MARCH 16 Vintage Paso: Zinfandel and Other Wild Wines at J. Lohr Vineyards - Riedel O Seminar with Lunch by Two Cooks Catering The glass does matter. Enjoy a Riedel seminar using the stemless O series, with a buffet lunch to follow. Includes a set of stemless Riedel glasses to take home. At J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center $80/$70 members, 11am-1:30pm Reservations are required. Call the J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center at 805-239-8900, or email kim@jlohr.com. Must be over 21 years of age to attend all events. www.jlohr.com MARCH 16 Vina Robles Cupcake and Wine Pairing Our popular cupcake and wine pairings are back! Tantalize your taste buds with flavors from citrus to spice as you indulge in five cupcakes each expertly paired with a Vina Robles estate wine. Pairing is $15, complimentary/Signature Wine Club members. No reservations required. 11am-2pm sit back and relax with live music by Melanie Devaney. 2013 Zinfandel barrel samples and case specials on all wines from our Estate list offered all weekend. 10am-5pm www.vinarobles.com

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MARCH 16 2014 Wine Festival Dinner with The Cracked Crab of Pismo Beach at Eberle Winery Brace yourself for one of the best (and entertaining) dinners of your life. Eberle Winery is happy to welcome back the famous Cracked Crab to do an informal dinner on their cellar floor. They'll roll up the doors, hire a band, tie on some bibs and enjoy the freshest seafood our country has to offer. They put the buckets on the table and they do an old fashioned crab feed. No one goes home hungry! They have to thank Mike and Kathy Lee for joining them again...and promise you it's a night of no-fuss fun. Just great food and great wine - which make a perfect combination! www.eberlewinery.com MARCH 19-20 WiVi Central Coast Symposium WiVi Central Coast (WiVi) is a newly expanded symposium and trade show focusing on wine and viticulture. The two-day event is built on the foundation of the successful VINE Symposium. The expanded showcase brings winemakers and wine grape growers together for an unprecedented collection of trade show booths, product demonstrations and networking opportunities. www.slowine.com APRIL 11-13 Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend Kick up your boots and join them for the 8th annual Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend celebrating the very best of the Central Coast. From Fridays exclusive Farm to Fork experience to Saturdays main event to Sundays Farmers Sampler Brunch its a weekend of authentic experiences. The feature event is Saturday afternoon at scenic Castoro Cellars where over 200 growers, vintners and chefs come together to serve out-of-this-world pairings of award-winning wines with one-of-a-kind dishes made with locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, olive oils, chocolates and more. Trust us. You wont go hungry. Top it all off with live music, dancing and more, and we think youll see that for a bunch of farmers dedicated to sustainability and nurturing the earth, we sure know how to throw one heck of a party! www.earthfoodandwine.com APRIL 18-20 Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Robert Hall Winery Drop by anytime between 10am-5pm during this weekend and find one of the eggs hidden inside the tasting room or on the Terrace. Each egg contains a special discount that can be applied to your wine purchase. 10am-5pm 805-239-1616 ext 24, www.roberthallwinery.com APRIL 22-26 Paso Robles CAB Collective Revved Up and Ready for 2014 CABs of Distinction After the success of the inaugural CABs of Distinction event (launched last year to celebrate and promote Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux wines produced in Paso Robles) and the increased momentum from Paso Robles being named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, the PRCC has geared up for even more exciting events in 2014. CABs of Distinction events will take place in locations across the Paso Robles AVA with enhanced sommelier, media, trade and consumer experiences. Tickets for the CABs of Distinction event can be purchased at www.PasoRoblesCab.com. MAY 15-18 32nd Annual Wine Festival In Paso, they take winemaking pretty seriously. In fact, they hold a festival every year to honor our grapes and the wines they create. They call it simply: Wine Festival. 2014 will be their 32nd Annual Wine Festival a celebration of taste, tradition and triumphs of wine ambition. Its a time to Grow Wild with innovation. And a time to unwind and enjoy the finest food and wine Paso Robles Wine Country has to offer. The 32nd Annual Wine Festival will begins Thursday, May 15 with a selection of Winemaker Dinners. On Friday, May 16 as select wineries feature their Library, Reserve, White/Ros, Futures and terrific tastes at the Reserve Event. On Saturday, May 17, more than 60 wineries come together in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park to showcase their wines alongside culinary samplings during the Grand Tasting. There will also be fun Winemaker Seminars preceding this tasting event. www.pasowine.com MAY 16 Wine Festival Dinner with The Cracked Crab of Pismo Beach at Eberle Winery Brace yourself for one of the best (and entertaining) dinners of your life. Eberle Winery is happy to welcome back the famous Cracked Crab to do an informal dinner on theircellar floor. They'll roll up the doors, hirea band, tie on some bibs and enjoy the freshest seafood the country has to offer. They put the buckets on the table and they do an old fashioned crab feed. No one goes home hungry! They have to thank Mike and Kathy Lee for joining them again...and promise you it's a night of no-fuss fun. Just great food and great wine - which make a perfect combination! 6:30pm, www.eberlewinery.com MAY 16-18 Wine Festival Paso Robles Wine Festival isthe marquee tasting eventheld along California's Central Coast. Wine Festival is always held the third weekendin May and offers guests the opportunity to taste Paso Robles wine in the charming Downtown City Park. The delicious wine of Paso Robles is complemented by local epicurean delights,featured throughout the weekend. Wine Festival is complete with winemaker dinners, livemusic and open house festivities at area wineries throughout Paso Robles Wine Country. Please visit the Wine Festival page for detailed information on this event weekend. www.pasowine.com PISMO BEACH/SHELL BEACH ONGOING Complimentary Limousine Service with Pismo Beach Winery Their complimentary limousine service eliminates the need for a designated driver. Relax and travel in style on your wine tasting excursion to Pismo Beach Winery. Must be at least 21 years old, allow approximately one hour. Limousine only travels from your resort to their winery and back. Free www.pismobeachwinery.com, 805-773-9463 ONGOING Hearst Castle Tours Led by an experienced guide, tour Hearst Castle and encounter first-hand the majesty and beauty of this historical treasure. www.hearstcastle.org 800-444-4445 ONGOING FRIDAYS Sips & Songs at Claiborne & Churchill Vintners Local food and live music. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair; winery tables and chairs will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Wine and food sold separately. 5:30-7:30pm, www.claibornechurchill.com, 805-544-4066 ONGOING SUNDAYS Sips & Songs at Claiborne & Churchill Vintners Local food and live music. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair; winery tables and chairs will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Wine and food sold separately. 1-3pm, www.claibornechurchill.com, 805-544-4066 ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Art Gallery Events Art After Dark Various art galleries stay open late & host artist receptions with wine & cheese. 6-9pm, Downtown San Luis Obispo, www.sloartcouncil.org, 805-544-9251 SAN LUIS OBISPO ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Master the Art of Wine and Cheese at Tolosa Winery Four cheeses are served using only artisan and/or farmstead products. Wine is paired with each cheese, utilizing the principles of balance and harmony. 11am-4pm, www.tolosawinery.com, RSVP, 805-782-0500 ONGOING THURSDAYS San Luis Obispo Farmers' Market Held every Thursday night, Farmers' Market brings the community together to shop for fresh produce, sample San Luis Obispo's delectable and varied cuisine, browse local shops, listen to live music and interact with local entertainers. Keep your eyes open for the six-foot bear giving hugs and paw shakes - that's their Farmers' Market mascot, Downtown Brown. www.downtownslo.com MARCH 5-9 20th Annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, surrounded by lush vineyards, ranchland and a 100-mile coastline, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLOIFF) is headquartered in the quaint, sophisticated downtown of San Luis Obispo on the spectacular Central Coast of California. As a premiere 5-day annual event, the SLOIFF showcases contemporary and classic film screenings in a wide variety of venues, from the citys classic art deco Fremont Theatre, to the popular independent Palm Theatre, with a variety of unexpected venues from the wine country of Paso Robles to the seaside towns of Avila Beach and Pismo Beach. Variety is the spice of life, and the SLOIFF is proud to embrace that philosophy in its programming. From cutting edge documentaries to tried and true cinema classics, the SLOIFF celebrates film on the big screen by offering something for everyone. Experience Hollywood & Vines Events that pair excellent local wines with film classics. Or the Red Carpet Events, where they welcome celebrities from Hollywood filmmakers to action sports legends. Enjoy premieres of Independent Films films that you may not have a chance to see anywhere else. Filmmakers from all over the world attend the Festival and offer informative Q & A sessions after the screening of their films. slofilmfest.org

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MARCH 14 Oysters and Sauv Blanc - Varietal Series at Tolosa Winery Fresh oysters and newly released 2013 Sauvignon Blanc make this event pure refreshing! They'll be sourcing local oysters prepared in a few styles to pair alongside our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, along with few 2013 light whites. Live music will also be playing during the event while you can soak in the flavors. Wine Club Member only event, limit 4 tickets per member. www.tolosawinery.com APRIL 26-27 Wine 4 Paws Visit any of the participating wineries, when they will be donating your Tasting Fees or a portion of your purchases to Woods Human Society. No advance tickets needed, just visit the wineries involved. Visit www.wine4paws.com for participating wineries and to print out your free map with passport to plan your weekend! Get your passport stamped when you help generate a donation. Turned your stamped passport in to any winery when its full and youll be entered in our drawing for some great prizes! Get into the spirit (and support the animals at Woods) with your own Wine 4 Paws shirts and gear. For more information please contact us at info@wine4paws.com or check www.wine4paws.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Cupcakes & Sparkling Wine at Corks n Crowns 11:30am, www.corksandcrowns.com, 805-845-8600 APRIL 10-14 Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend The annual Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend attracts wine lovers from near and far for an opportunity to attend winemaker lunches and dinners, winery and tasting room open houses, vineyard walks and the annual Vintners Festival Grand Tasting where every one of our 100+ member wineries gather to present their wines, often poured by the winemakers themselves. www.sbcountywines.com SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON ONGOING MONDAY-THURSDAY Costa de Oro Happy Hour 4-6pm, wine by the glass $7, $5 club members www.cdowinery.com 805-922-1468 ONGOING Friday Night Wine Down at Costa de Oro Great way to start your weekend! Enjoy live music, wine tasting and cheese plates. 5-8pm, www.cdowinery.com, 805-922-1468 ONGOING SUNDAYS Champagne Sunday Brunch at the Historic Santa Maria Inn Enjoy a variety of selected meats, carving stations and an omelette station along with a salad bar. They also feature traditional breakfast fare, many side dishes and an elaborate and delicious dessert station. 10am-2pm $21.95/adults, $18.95/seniors, $12.95/children, www.santamariainn.com 805-928-7777 SANTA YNEZ ONGOING Glider Rides at the Airport Santa Ynez, www.gliderrides.com, 805-688-2517 APRIL 13 Private Access Sundays at Bridlewood The winery will be open only to Wine Club members for an exclusive tasting event showcasing their new releases and limited production wines. Bridlewood Estate Club member benefits include admission of member and one guest at no charge (2 people). Tickets may be purchased for extra member guests, pending availability, at a cost of $20 each. All guests must be accompanied by Bridlewood club member the day of event. Email visit@bridlewoodwinery.com, 1-4pm, 805-688-9000 Ext 223 www.bridlewoodwinery.com SOLVANG ONGOING TUESDAYS Open Mic Night at Carivintas Winery Come in and showcase your talent to be considered for an upcoming gig at Carivintas. 5-7pm, www.carivintas.com, 805-693-4331 ONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAYS Solvang Wine (and Beer) Walk Solvangs Third Wednesday Wine and Beer Walk tickets cost just $20 each (cash only please), and include a ticket to sample two wines at five participating wine tasting rooms, a specialty logo glass and a map to help you navigate your way through all the fun! No one under 21 is permitted to purchase tickets. 3-7pm $20, www.solvangthirdwednesday.com ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Solvang Farmer's Market Fresh produce, flowers and foods. First Street, Solvang. 2:30-6pm www.sbfarmersmarket.org ONGOING THURSDAYS Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents Blind Tasting Thursday Challenge your palate and learn about wine at the same time! Every month features a different region. No reservations required. 4-7pm, $15 www.wanderingdogwinebar.com, 805-686-9126 ONGOING THURSDAYS Teachers Night at Carivintas Winery All teachers are invited. Receive discounts and play games. 5-7pm www.carivintas.com, 805-693-4331

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ONGOING FRIDAYS THROUGH MAY Friday Night Wines Class Series at Wandering Dog Wine Bar Solvangs Wandering Dog Wine Bar has officially announced their new 2014 Friday Night Wines Class Series, which will entail once-per-month events spanning through May. In line with Wandering Dogs mission to engagingly educate its wine club members and patrons, class topics will run the gamut from Barolo to Syrah to Pinot Noir, plus a special edition dedicated to Santa Barbara County AVAs. All classes are currently open for enrollment, and advance payment and reservations are required. To make a reservation for any of the Friday night classes, call (805) 686-9126 or email wines@wanderingdogwinebar.com ONGOING FRIDAYS Movie Night at Carivintas Winery 6-9pm, www.carivintas.com, 805-693-4331 ONGOING EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY Live Music in the Tasting Room at Sort This Out Cellars Keep a lookout for special band performances that you won't want to miss! www.sortthisoutcellars.com, 805-688-1717 ONGOING SATURDAYS Live Music at Carivintas Winery 6-9pm, www.carivintas.com, 805-693-4331 ONGOING FRIDAY-SUNDAY Wandering Dog Wine Bar Cupcakes & Wine Flight Tasters enjoy 3 wines, each paired with a delicious gourmet cupcake from Solvang Bakery. Flight includes 3 half glasses of wine and 3 cupcakes. $20, www.wanderingdogwinebar.com, 805-686-9126 ONGOING LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH Lompoc Animal Shelter Adoptions at Carivintas Winery Meet the wonderful volunteers and animals from the shelter. Take one or two home and start a new family. 12-3pm, www.carivintas.com, 805-693-4331 ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Solvang Farmers Market Fresh produce, flowers & foods, on First Street, between Mission Drive and Copenhagen, 4-7pm, www.sbfarmersmarket.org, 805-962-5354 ONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH Solvang Third Wednesday Shop Solvang, save money and have fun! Over 60 stores, restaurants, wine tasting rooms and professional offices offer special discounts and sales all day. Discover Solvangs unique stores and boutiques. Discover Solvangs unique stores and boutiques. Delight in a divine culinary experience and take advantage of the Third Wednesday specials offered by participating restaurants, bakeries and sweet shops. 3-7pm, $20, www.solvangthirdwednesday.com MARCH 29 & 30 Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure Returns The Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure, which will feature over 30 of Santa Ynez Valleys high-quality, small-production winemakers, all pouring under one roof in Solvang. The non-profit festival sold out last year, and was announced in Paso Robles at the annual Garagiste Festival, which also sold out for the third year in a row. Southern Exposure will once again take place at the beautiful, Mission-style Veterans Memorial Hall in the heart of Solvang, and, like all Garagiste events festivals, will incorporate the festivals signature high-quality wines, personal winemaker interaction and renegade spirit. www.garagistefestival.com APRIL 13 Vineyard Walk, Scavenger Hunt & Brunch at Buttonwood Farm Winery 805-688-3032, www.buttonwoodwinery.com MAY 17 Crawfish Boil! at Buttonwood Farm Winery 805-688-3032, www.buttonwoodwinery.com

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LOMPOC/BUELLTON ONGOING EVERY OTHER SATURDAY Central Coast Tasting Series at Avant Tapas and Wine MARCH 8 Chapel G Syrah Launch Party! at Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyard Join them for the new arrival of their 2011 Chapel G Syrah. They will be tasting this new wine and pairing it with grilled prime sirloin steak sandwiches freshly prepared by Chef John. Sandwiches $12, $10/members 12-3:30pm, www.zacamesa.com APRIL 12 Hike with your Dog & Vineyard Picnic with Their Winemaker at Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyard Back by popular demand...Hike through the vineyard with your dog and enjoy a picnic lunch. Eric Mosheni, their winemaker, will lead you through their vineyards and explain their history, variatels and farming techniques. After a gentle hike and the quick swim in the resevoir (for the dogs only) gather for a picnic in the vineyards. RSVP to Kori 805-688-9339 x314 or Angela 805-688-9339 x311. Meet at the Vineyard gate at 10am (not at the tasting room). $40, $32/Club Member, 10am-1pm, www.zacamesa.com MAY 3 Blend your own GSM with Their Winemaker at Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyard Come spend theafternoon withtheirtalented winemaker,Eric Mohseni! He will instruct you on the art of blendingthe red Rhone varietals.From barrels to bottle you will have the chance to create your own Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah blend, done to your taste! Everyone will get to take home a bottle of their ownwine to show offwithfamily and friends. Lunch with the winemaker will be included: A gourmet picnic provided by Fresco Valley Cafe. $60 $48/Wine Club Members, RSVP to Kori at 805-688-9339x314 or Angela at 805-688-9339x311, 10am-1pm, www.zacamesa.com MAY 17 Zaca Mesa 41st Anniversary Party Zaca Mesa is turning 41! It's hard to believe that it has been 41 years of make fine-wine in Santa Barbara County so celebrate with them Saturday afternoon. Tons of fun activities:Barrel sampling, accolades tasting, library selections, sensory evaluation,winery tours, vineyard tours & live music! Lunch will be served: Steak sandwiches and all the sides. $15, $10/Members, 12-4pm RSVP to Kori at 805-688-9339 x314 or Angela at 805-688-9339 x311and invite others, www.zacamesa.com MAY 24 Memorial Day Weekend Live Music & All American BBQ at Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyard Live music with Sean Wiggins and Chef John will be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs all day! 12-4pm, www.zacamesa.com SANTA BARBARA ONGOING THURSDAYS Pizza Party at Corks n Crowns Fine wine and craft beer pairing with Full of Life Flatbread Gourmet Pizza. 4-7pm, www.corksandcrowns.com, 805-845-8600

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ONGOING An Evening with the Sommelier at Herzog Wine Cellars Explore a world of flavors with their tasting room Sommelier. 7pm $15, $10/wine club, www.herzogwinecellars.com, 805-983-1560

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Paso Robles CAB Collectives CABs of Distinction Gala Provides Attendees a Top-Tier Experience
After the success of the inaugural CABs of Distinction Gala (launched last year to celebrate and promote Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux varietals produced in Paso Robles) the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC) has enhanced the consumer experience, tenfold. The CABs of Distinction Gala will take place April 26, 2014 at River Oaks Hot Springs in Paso Robles. This top-tier event will include tastings of PRCC member wines paired with artisanal cheese and charcuterie chosen by Fromager Zina Miakinkova. Decadent catered lunches will be prepared by Paso Robles finest restaurants and caterers including Roberts Restaurant, Crush Catering and AvantGarde Experience. Chocolate tastings by the Monterey Chocolate Company will be available as well as live music, a barrel-making demonstration, glass etching, and much more. This will all take place beginning at 2 p.m. and lasting until 5 p.m. Premium-Reserve VIP tickets are available for entry to an exclusive Reserve wine tasting at 1 p.m., as well as access to the VIP Lounge, where desserts and drinks will be available throughout the day. Luxury VIP tickets are available to attend an intimate conversation with producers during an exclusive panel discussion starting at 10 a.m., a four-course gourmet lunch provided by Thomas Hill Organics, designed to pair with PRCC wines, entry to the Reserve wine tasting at 1 p.m., and continuous access to the VIP Lounge on top of all the Gala festivities. The Paso Robles CAB Collective is ever-growing and gaining new influential members. For a list of current members visit the PRCC website at www.PasoRoblesCab.com.

CABs of Distinction Gala Tickets


Grand Tasting Gala Tickets:
Starts at 2:00 p.m. and includes tastings of PRCC member wines paired with artisanal cheese and charcuterie, chocolate tastings, a barrel-making demonstration, delicious complimentary lunch options from local restaurants, glass etching, live music and much more.

Premium-Reserve VIP Tickets:


In addition to all Gala activities, includes entry to an exclusive tasting of Reserve wines at 1 p.m. as well as access to the VIP Lounge where desserts and drinks will be available throughout the day.

Luxury VIP Tickets:


Includes an exclusive panel discussion starting at 10:00 a.m., a multi-course gourmet lunch prepared by Thomas Hill Organics, early access to the Reserve wine tasting at 1 p.m., and continuous access to the VIP Lounge throughout the day on top of all Gala activities. Tickets for the CABs of Distinction event can be purchased at www.PasoRoblesCab.com.

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CASTORO CELLARS
Family, History, Quality
The cornerstone of Castoro Cellars and the thing that holds it all together is family. Not only has Castoro Cellars been a family owned and operated winery since its inception, it is a winery where everyone who steps through the door is embraced with warm family hospitality. Our employees, Wine Club members and customers are all part of the Castoro family and because of that we are the luckiest people around! The experience in our tasting room is warm, accepting and always fun. Our staff is highly trained and very passionate about the wines, making the experience very comfortable and refreshing. Founded in 1983, the same year Paso Robles officially became an AVA, Castoro Cellars is one of the oldest wineries in the region. Owners Niels and Bimmer Udsen started the winery from scratch and over the course of 30 years have built what has become one of the premier wineries on the Central Coast. Our Winemaker Tom Myers, has been with Castoro for over 25 years and, in one way or another, has participated in every single vintage. Seeing Paso Robles grow and mature over the years has been an amazing experience and being a major contributor to that growth has been a blessing.

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton CA 1-888-DAM -FINE | www.castorocellars.com

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At Castoro Cellars we believe that all great wines start in the vineyard. Since day one Castoro wines have been focused on showcasing the qualities that make the Paso Robles AVA unique. With 10 Estate Vineyard locations, they are able to pull from a wide variety of climates and soil types giving our wines great balance and consistency. All of their vineyards are SIP Certified (Sustainability in Practice) and 350 acres are certified CCOF Organic. Their wines are 100% Estate Grown and this balance of control and sustainable farming give our wines the ability to showcase everything Paso Robles has to offer. This March 14th-16th they invite you to visit Castoro for Vintage Paso; a Weekend of Zinfandel and other Wild Wines. To kick things off on Friday, March 14th Nataly Lola and Friends will be performing at Castoro in our Events Gallery. Nataly will be joined by Grammy nominated songwriter Randy Rigby along with the rest of her wonderful band. Chef Phil Lang of Bon Temps Creole Caf will be preparing a delectable selection of culinary delights. Tickets are $15 ($10 for wine club members) and this event will not disappoint! On Saturday and Sunday, Castoro will host their annual Open House, featuring barrel tastings, local food provided by Splash Caf and live music both days by Sweetwater the Trio. No cover charge, $5 tasting (as always tasting is free for wine club members). They look forward to seeing you soon and welcoming you to the Castoro family!

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CHAMISAL VINEYARDS
Three Distinct Chardonnays from Chamisal
The historic Chamisal property, the first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley, has been producing wines of distinctive character since 1973. With the proximity to the ocean and cool climate, it is the ideal area for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It is really with the Chardonnays where the depth and versatility of winemaker Fintan Fin du Fresne shines. Each of the three Chamisal Chardonnays embodies a different personality that Fin is careful to cater to: Califa Chardonnay, Estate Chardonnay and Stainless Chardonnay. Chamisal really does produce a Chardonnay to suit every palate. The Califa Chardonnay (Chamisal Estate, Edna Valley, $40) is a stunning, rich Chardonnay made entirely from estate grown grapes. If you are looking for a classic California Chardonnay, look no further. From the rich tropical fruit, to the creamy finish, this wine is sure to please. The Califa is able to offer weight and intensity without detracting from the characteristics which make it distinctively Chamisal. The Edna Valley is one of the coolest growing regions California with one of the longest growing seasons. This equates to grapes that maintain a fresh acidity but are also afforded the chance to develop the rich fruit flavor that is the hallmark of the Califa. Califa loosely translates into most beautiful one which perfectly captures the essence of this wine. The Estate Chardonnay (Chamisal Estate, Edna Valley, $28) also uses 100% estate grown Chardonnay. With six different Chardonnay clones planted in the vineyard, Fin is able to use that to his advantage to create a nuanced and complex wine using the various clones. While the Estate Chardonnay employs a more judicious use of oak and malolactic fermentation to emphasize the bright, clean acidity of the Estate fruit, blending the six clones ties the flavor together beautifully. If you want just a hint of oak and touch of cream with lots of bright fruit, the Estate Chardonnay is the right choice. The Chamisal Stainless Chardonnay (Central Coast, $18) sees no oak and no malolactic fermentation during the winemaking process. Although this style of Chardonnay is now becoming more familiar to Chardonnay drinkers, Fins version certainly brings a new twist to un-oaked Chardonnays. The depth of flavor attained for this style of wine is remarkable. It is clear that he has mastered the art of un-oaked Chardonnay by providing the most pure representation of the grape while maintaining a richness that is not often achieved in un-oaked wines. In addition to Chardonnay, the vineyard is home to four

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more varieties planted on 85 total acres: Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache and Pinot Gris. Like the Chardonnay, each variety is planted to multiple clones so Fin has 24 completely different parcels to blend into his wines. The Chamisal tasting room is in an updated, modern barn that opens up onto the beautiful back patio set in the Estate Vineyard. Director of Consumer Sales, Andrea de Palo sets the tone by bringing a warm and inviting feel, making guests feel like family. With a wide range of varieties and styles, including the Chardonnays, its not hard to find a Chamisal wine to fall in love with. Chamisal is a wonderful place to satisfy your craving, all just a 10 minute drive from downtown San Luis Obispo. Visit them at 7525 Orcutt Road in San Luis Obispo every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve/Day and New Years Day. Tastings are $15 per flight. A reservation is required for groups of 8 or more. Call toll-free (866) 808-9463 or (805) 541-9463.

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Clautiere Vineyard
BY BETHANY RHINE

Experience the Fun Side of Wine by tapping into the mosaic world of Clautiere that is dedicated to fine wine, the perfect food pairings and absolute fun. The tasting room, commercial kitchen and event quarters, also known as Club Clautiere, sit on a 145 acre ranch with 57 acres of planted vineyards in Paso Robles. Showcasing the wildly talented Claudine Blackwell and Terry Brady, Clautiere was named for the two owners. You will find their amazing touches around every corner from Claudines creativity in metal sculpturing, fencing and mosaics to Terry Bradys skillful winemaking vision brought to life. The fervently charming and upbeat atmosphere accompanies Estate Rhone and Bordeaux wines that are amazing to sip on, but definitely created to be paired with food. The Clautiere team has a passion for pairing the right food with their wines and indulge in the very joy of sharing their pairings with connoisseurs and novices alike. Their passion for food and wine is what created the vision for the onsite commercial kitchen which is utilized to present their tasting room visitors with specialty cheeses and appetizers to accompany their wine tasting experiences. They do more than just whip up some good food. Each appetizer is created uniquely for each wine - carefully planned, tasted and revamped until perfection is reached. Stop on by the tasting room to receive an experience in not only the finest of wines, but the perfect food pairings. Be prepared to receive an education from start to finish. Explore what makes wine and food great and why they are great together. Appetizer pairings currently only available during special events. Specialty cheeses from Vivant Fine Cheese available daily.

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Clautiere is a member of the Paso Robles chapter of the Rhone Rangers, an organization dedicated to the education and promotion of Rhone varietals. Clautiere is one of 20 wineries that will be participating in a Rhone Rangers tasting Red Rhone Blends at Vina Robles Winery on March 4th. To purchase tickets go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/575890. Clautiere will be partaking in Vintage Paso: Zinfandel and Other Wild Wines March 14th 16th by holding an open house on Friday and celebrating Saturday and Sunday with new releases, old favorites and all accompanied by fun food pairings and special wine offerings. Swing on by the tasting room, you will not want to miss the release of their 2011 Estate Syrah. The 32nd Wine Festival held May 15th 18th will be served up Clautiere style with their famous Chipotle Burgers Saturday. Clautiere will also be pouring at Friday nights Reserve Event in the downtown city park. Plan your own private event at Club Clautiere. From a stage equipped with all your audio and visual needs to seating for over 50 people and fun house mirrors accessorized with Clautieres ever popular wigs and hats, Clautiere is your place to host sophistication and fun neatly wrapped up and customized to your hearts desire. They will make magic happen. If [you] can come up with it, we can make it happen, says Operations Manager Susan West. Clautiere Vineyard & Tasting Room is located at 1340 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles. They are open Thursday through Monday from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment only. For more information call (805) 237-3789, email at info@clautiere.com or visit their website at www.clautiere.com.

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Paso Robles Zinfandel Evolution: Peachy Canyon Winery
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There has been an abundance of talk lately about Paso Robles as an up and coming California wine region. The AVA has gleaned mentions in everything from the UKs Guardian, to news outlets Forbes and CNN, to the Wine Enthusiast Magazines Wine Star Region of the Year Award. The Central Coasts little slice of wine country paradise is without a doubt coming up in the world. Those of us native to the area remember when there were only a handful of wineries here. Having been making award-winning wines since the late 80s, Peachy Canyon is a part of that handful. After 25 years of Paso Robles-turned-national success, the winery has learned to balance going with the flow and keeping true to their essence. Their willingness to experiment with new grape varieties and blends compliments their dedication to what is arguably Paso Robles heritage grape: Zinfandel. So it only makes sense that theyd embrace Paso Robles latest big event, Vintage Paso: Zinfandel and Other Wild Wines. Peachy Canyons latest Zin vintage has been especially lauded with six-plus 90 point wines from critics ranging from Stephen Tanzer, to Wine Enthusiast, to the California Grapeline so it wouldnt be far off to say they have a Zin for everyone. And lucky for everyone, the winerys pouring them at the tasting room, despite Peachy Canyons premium Zinfandels being in relatively short supply (many less than 400 cases produced). In addition to their Zins, theyre also currently pouring their 100% Malbec, which took Double Gold at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition earlier this year. Visit the Peachy Canyon Old Schoolhouse tasting room during Vintage Paso weekend, Saturday and Sunday, March 1416, to experience some of the best Paso Robles Zinfandel has to offer. Theyll be pouring exclusive prerelease 2012 Zinfandels as well as their daily wine list. The winemaking team will be on-hand between 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., providing barrel samples of exciting, upcoming wines to a backdrop of live music on Peachys beautiful vineyard country lawn. Im told it goes without saying that picnics and lawn chairs are more than welcome! Peachy Canyons tasting room is located at 1480 N. Bethel Road, just off the famous 46 West in Paso Robles. The tasting room is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information you can call them toll free at 1-866-335-1918, or email tastingroom@peachycanyon.com. You can also find Peachy Canyon online at peachycanyon.com, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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VENTEUX VINEYARDS 1795 Las Tablas, Templeton Open Daily 10-5 and by appointment 805-369-0127 www.venteuxvineyards.com From soil to bottle, our hands-on approach allows us to uphold the highest level of care in all aspects of the winemaking process. Our extremely small productions of Rhne wines showcase a style of balance, elegance, and finesse. Picnic on the porch of the farmhouse and taste our handcrafted wines in the elegant and inviting tasting room.

MONDO CELLARS 3260 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles 805-226-2925 mondocellars.com Hours: Sun-Thu, Sat 11-6; Fri 11-10 Visit our tasting room and experience the passion in our big Bordeaux and Rhone blends. Make our luxurious Bed and Breakfast your home and enjoy breathtaking views from every window. All just five miles from downtown

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PASO ROBLES Thomas Hill Organics 1305 Park St; 805.226.5888 Villa Creek 1144 Pine St; 805.238.3000 Enoteca 206 Alexa Ct; 805.238.2834 Bistro Laurent 1202 Pine St; 805.226.8191 Artisan 1401 Park St; 805.237.8084 Paso Inn and Steakhouse 1103 Spring St; 805.238.2660 il Cortile 608 12th St; 805.226.0300 Buona Tavola 943 Spring St; 805.237.0600 La Cosecha 835 12th St; 805.237.0019 Estrella 815 12th St; 805.226.5406 Roberts 1218 Pine St; 805.226.5556 SAN LUIS OBISPO Novo 726 Higuera St; 805.543.3986 Firestone Grill 1001 Higuera; 805.783.1001 Cafe Roma 1020 Railroad Ave; 805.541.6800 Mamas Meatball 570 Higuera St; 805.544.0861 Palazzo Giuseppes 1010 Court St; 805.541.9922 Luna Red 1009 Monterey St; 805.540.5243 MORRO BAY Dorns 801 Market Ave; 805.772.4415 PISMO BEACH Steamers 1601 Price St; 805.773.4711 Giuseppes 891 Price St; 805.773.2870

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SANTA YNEZ VALLEY Hitching Post 3325 Point Sal Rd, Casmalia; 805.937.6151 Steakhouse Hitching Post II 406 E Highway 246, Buellton; 805.688.0676 Steakhouse Full of Life Flatbread 225 Bell St, Los Alamos; 805.344.4400 American and Pizza Bell Street Market 406 Bell St, Los Alamos; 805.344.4609 American/Cafe Sides Hardware & Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant 2375 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos; 805.688.4820 New American Los Olivos Cafe Petros 2860 Grand Ave, Los Olivos; 805.688.7788 Greek American Cuisine The Ballard Inn 2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard; 805.688.7770 French/Asian Fusion Trattoria Grappolo 3687 Sagunto St # C, Santa Ynez; 805.688.6899 Italian Root 246 420 Alisal Road, Solvang; 805.686. 8681 Contemporary American Cuisine Avant Tapas & Wine 35 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805.686.4742 Contemporary American/Small Plates Sissys Uptown Cafe 112 South I Street, Lompoc; 805.735.4877 Traditional American Cuisine CITY OF SANTA BARBARA Julienne 138 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara; 805.845.6488 Contemporary American Cuisine The Shellfish Company 230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara; 805.966.6676 Seafood The Wine Cask 813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara; 805.966.9463 Contemporary American Olio Pizzeria 11 W Victoria St. Ste. 21, Santa Barbara; 805.899.2699 Italian Cuisine Bouchon 9 West Victoria St, Santa Barbara; 805.730.1160 Wine Country Cuisine CaDario 37 East Victoria St, Santa Barbara; 805.884.9419 Italian Cuisine Arigato 1225 State St, Santa Barbara; 805.965.6074 Japanese Cuisine The Stonehouse 900 San Ysidro Ln, Montecito; 805.565.1724 Contemporary American VENTURA COUNTY Le Petit Cafe Bakery 1591 Spinnaker Dr #112, Ventura; 805.642.1191 French Sugar Beets 455 South A St, Oxnard; 805.240.7777 New American Cuisine La Dolce Vita 740 South B St, Oxnard; 805.486-6878 Italian and Mediterranean Cuisine Tierra Sur Restaurant 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard; 805.983.1560 Mediterranean Bella Victorian Bistro

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Paso Robles is not only home to world-renowned wineries, but hosts many remarkable restaurants drawing locals and tourists alike to feast upon the farm fresh cuisine in the post-card perfect down town. One of the most notable, Roberts Restaurant & Wine Bar is a downtown heavy weight, showcasing fresh interpretations of Americas traditional favorites, artfully prepared and generously portioned. The menu, created by Executive Chef Ryan Swarthout renowned for his wine inspired menus - is inventive and satisfying; the service and atmosphere exceedingly comfortable. Roberts popularity has grown steadily, as evidenced by their most recent hospitality accolade. For the second year in a row they have received the Trip Advisor Excellence award for maintaining 99% Excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.com. Given its proximity downtown in the heart of wine country, Roberts certainly has an impressive wine list, but what makes their wine list different is not only is it dominated by local superstars, but the list is served mostly by the glass, with complimentary tastes. This concept encourages guests to find their perfect glass, and discover local favorites and hidden gems. Rarities such as these are what make Roberts Restaurant & Wine Bar stand-out among other restaurants down town. The cozy atmosphere of Roberts is welcoming and light, surrounding you with a fresh modern perspective on traditional dcor, with white wainscoting and black and white photography. The front patio boasts crisp linens, and the same upholstered chairs that grace the inside dining room. With the warm Paso Robles evenings throughout the Fall, the patio is definitely one of the more romantic settings to dine. Despite the plush ambiance, servers are very friendly and wear denim jeans to further the relaxed environment and welcome casually dressed tourists. Guests are encouraged to join the fun at the Monthly Winery Dinners. Roberts invites a different winery and their winemaker for a course-paired menu created by Chef Ryan. Guests delight to the matching skills of Vintner and Chef while learning from small talks timed at each coarse. Roberts also has a full wedding & catering division that not only serves gourmet food, but also provides

professional planning services, dcor, tables, chairs and linens, as well as complete production of ceremonies. To experience exceptional ambiance, delicious, fresh cuisine and friendly hospitality, or to create your own private event, contact or visit Roberts Restaurant & Wine Bar at 1218 Pine Street in downtown Paso Robles. Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lunch (2:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday) and 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. for dinner. For reservations, email robertsresv@gmail.com. For menus. visit www.RobertsRestaurantPaso.com or call (805) 226-5556. For more information, email info@robertsrestaurantpaso.com.

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SUMMERWOOD WINERY
A Quintessential Winery
BY MICHAEL CERVIN

Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Friday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6p.m. 2175 Arbor Road, Paso Robles www.summerwoodwine.com | (805) 227-1365

The name Summerwood conjures up images of idyllic meadows flanked by regal trees on a perfect sunny day. And SummerWood Winery is about as close to this image of perfection as you can get. After an extensive remodel of both SummerWoods tasting room and its adjacent Inn, SummerWood has become a destination for artisan small lot wines and farmfresh food. Our goal is to provide SummerWood guests with an authentic Paso Robles experience a destination where they can enjoy our limited production wines and wine country cuisine in one setting. While we have the intimate feel of a bed and breakfast, we also have the amenities and concierge service of a luxury hotel, says Executive Chef Kelly Wangard. SummerWoods Westside tasting room is a large but comfortable space populated with kind, cheerful and knowledgeable folks, eager to discuss their award winning wines, including their recently awarded Grenache Blanc. The focus of the wines here are American Rhone varietals and blended wines like their Diosa Blanc (Viognier, Marsanne and Rousanne), Diosa (Syrah, Mourvdre and Grenache) and their signature Bordeaux-blend, Sentio, made up of Cabernet Sauvignon and other grapes depending on harvest. But they also produce Zinfandel, a Solera style Zinfandel Port and Syrah sourced predominantly from their estate, as well as a few other select vineyards in Paso Robles. Situated on the edge of vineyards across the street from the winery, the nine-room inn is designed in a clean, simple style with high ceilings and lots of windows to let in natural light, a grand living room, and dining room along with the addition of a demonstration kitchen and an outdoor dining space. The site plan utilizes energyefficient materials and LED lighting, with an overall holistic look at sustainability. The Inn's design theme is a combination of historic meets contemporary, blended into a rustic, vintage elegance, smack dad in the middle of wine country. Two mature oak trees sit outside the back patio and you'll find plenty of outdoor tables all around where you can sit and soak up the surroundings. And whether you stay at the Inn or simply just want to check out the wines, these upcoming events are worth considering. March 14 through 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. its Cigars, Chocolate and Zinfandel! which allows you to indulge in a delicious pairings of chocolate with their Zinfandel Port, and for the cigar connoisseur, there will be premium cigars and Zinfandel. Shortly after that on March 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. wine educator, restaurateur and author, Shelley Lindgren from SPQR, and A16 restaurants in San Francisco and SummerWood Chef Kelly Wangard team up to present a unique evening of food and wine. Both ladies had previously worked together at Fleur de Lys in San Francisco. They are reuniting to create an evening unlike any other including a cooking demonstration Making Fresh Mozzarella, along with a wine tasting and small bites at various epicurean stations. The evening will conclude with a book signing of Shellys two books. Tasting fees at SummerWood winery are $10 for five wines and bottle prices range from $25 to $75, plus they have a large selection of gift items, so if youre looking for a quintessential Paso Robles winery, this is it! SummerWood is located only a mile off Highway 101 but is so secluded you wont hear a thing. Open daily, Sunday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 2175 Arbor Rd., Paso Robles. (805) 227-1365 summerwoodwine.com

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Join Paso Robles CAB Collective members as they showcase the appellations most sought-after collection of Cabernet and red Bordeaux varietals paired with artisanal cheese and charcuterie. Enjoy live music, gourmet lunch options by Pasos acclaimed restaurants, cooper demonstrations, chocolate tastings, and much more. For tickets and more information, visit www.pasoroblescab.com
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ts no wonder the people here call it SLO. No one is in any hurry in the cafs or on the sidewalks, and certainly no one is in any rush to leave. Strangers are genuinely friendly, always ready to talk about their favorite hiking trail or barbecue joint, or to point the way to the winery with the best Pinot Noir. Its all part of the SLO life, that combination of good stuff that makes visiting here so nourishing to the soul.

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San Luis Obispos unusual natural beauty, along with its gentle climate, first attracted the Spanish padres to the area in the 1700s. In 1772 they built the fifth of Californias 21 missions here, on the banks of San Luis Creek, and named it Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Today, many consider this the most beautiful of the Spanish missions.
More than 200 wineries produce critically acclaimed vintages in Paso Robles, Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley. Visitors can head out along the gorgeous country roads to sip their way through the vineyards. For more information on San Luis Obispo County, go to visitslo.com or visit www.pasowine.com.

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Vintage Paso: Zinfandel and Other Wild Wines


Immerse yourself in a complete Zinfandel experience, and discover for yourself what makes Paso Robles Wine Country the 2013 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast! Create your own Zinful itinerary to smell, sip and savor the heritage of Paso Robles, with events at more than 120 Paso Robles wineries! Join fellow wine enthusiasts for a selection of wine and chocolate pairings, winemaker dinners, vineyard tours, laid-back barbecues, barrel tastings, live music and so much more! While in Paso Robles, find or help remember NOT TO SCALE
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PREFERRED TASTING ROOM

EOS
BY MICHAEL CERVIN

Open daily 10a.m. to 5p.m. 2300 Airport Road, Paso Robles (805) 591-8050 | www.eosvintage.com Eos is a proud member of The Wineries of Highway 46 East, a coalition of wineries and hospitality partners along the eastern Paso Robles corridor.

If Eos was the Greek goddess of the dawn, then she has at least two lives. Eos was originally owned by the Arciero family - Italian immigrants who came to the U.S. in the late 1930s, and they opened their own winery in 1985. But Eos entered a new and dynamic phase when it was purchased in 2010 by vintner Billy Foley. Located in a gorgeous building of wood floors and ceilings accented by white walls and earthen hues and overlooking a manicured garden, the tasting room is comfortable and roomy with plenty of friendly servers. Eos wines are mainly Paso Robles based, but you will also find wines here using grapes sourced from Napa, Sonoma, and even Amador counties. And it is exactly this diversity that makes Eos so flexible, and able to provide wines of depth and flavor. For example, a customer can taste a Zinfandel grown here in Paso Robles and compare that to one grown in Napa, Sonoma or even Washington State. A visit to the tasting room gives you several options of how best to sample their portfolio. Tasting fees are a mere $5, or $8 if you keep the logo glass. There is also the reserve wine flight private tasting ($10 includes logo glass) which is conducted in a private room with a dedicated tasting attendant to walk you through the wines. Or for a little more relaxed tasting the Private Seated Tasting and Lunch ($25 per person) which consists of a gourmet lunch which includes your choice of sandwich, salad of the day, fresh fruit and an Eos brownie. This sit down option is held in their banquet room, but you need to make reservations in advance. Their wines include two much-lauded wines by the national wine press: their 2011 Central Coast Chardonnay, and their 2011 Tears of Dew Late Harvest Moscato, a viscous dessert wine. But you will also find Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and several dessert wines and Ports which are distributed nationally for easy access no matter where you live. Like most wineries they offer a wine club, however Eos club members also receive perks at sister property locations, including Firestone Vineyard, Foley Estates and Lincourt Vineyards. Eos is open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They are located right off Highway 46 East at 2300 Airport Rd., Paso Robles. Contact them directly at (805) 591-8050 or www.eosvintage.com.

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2010 Calcareous Syrah Wins Sweepstakes Award for Best Red 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
The San Francisco International Wine Competition is the largest and most respected competition in the United States. Over 5800 entries have submitted their very best. Calcareous 2010 Syrah has been proven, by a panel of 60 judges, to be best red wine above all the rest. industry as a chemist synthesizing research pharmaceuticals. Needing a break from the lab and the city, he returned to the Central Coast for what was planned to be a brief stint as a stainless-scrubber, grape-puncher and barrel-mover in Paso Robles. The fit between the job requirements and Jasons passions were total and immediate. He took on the job of Assistant Winemaker at Calcareous for three harvests. Starting with the 2010 harvest, Jason began work as head Winemaker at Calcareous, and with the confidence that amazing vineyards supply, he was ready to bring his passion for winemaking to your table. Calcareous Vineyard is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The $10 tasting fee includes a flight of five to seven wines. They are located at 3430 Peachy Canyon Road in Paso Robles Westside. Contact them at (805) 239-0289 or www.calcareous.com.

Calcareous Vineyard:
Calcareous Vineyard is named as a tribute to our terroir. Their 442 acre estate begins three miles west of Paso Robles and stretches several miles west towards the Pacific Ocean. This limestone soil and our varied microclimates allow us to produce Bordeaux, Rhone and Burgundy varietal simultaneously. Our family winery has an uncompromising commitment to quality and wines of authentic vineyard expression.

2010 Syrah, Paso Robles


Nose: Plum and caramel Taste: Full bodied cream, mocha and bramble berry, with a long spicy finish

Coast of California while studying chemistry at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. After coming to grips with the fact that surfing would not pay the rent, he moved to San Francisco and spent five years working in the bio-tech

Winemaker, Jason Joyce:


Jason was first introduced to the Central

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WINEMAKER PROFILE

ERIC JOHNSON
Talley Vineyards
BY CAROLYN WOODDALL

3031 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande www.talleyvineyards.com | (805) 489-0446

Winemaker, Eric Johnson

Growing up on the family farm in Los Banos, California helped Eric Johnson, winemaker at Talley Vineyards, to develop an appreciation for tradition in quality farming at a young age. But his foray into the world of winemaking happened later, while completing his studies in Wine and Viticulture and Agricultural Business Management at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Johnson began by working at Bianchi Winerys tasting in Paso Robles, then at Talley Vineyards tasting room during his senior year. Although he loved sharing the Talley wines and story with visitors, after working his first harvest at Talley as an intern for the production facility, Johnson knew his passion to be winemaking. After graduating, Johnson continued to hone his winemaking skills and eventually became head winemaker. This year marks Johnsons eighth year at Talley Vineyards, and he continues to apply his passion for excellence along with his zest for lifelong learning to his winemaking techniques. Over the years Johnson has traveled to France, Italy, New Zealand, Argentina and Chile in order to explore other wine regions, work harvests, and of course taste lots and lots of wine. I love learning how people [in other wine regions] are doing things differently, said Johnson. I have learned so much from tasting different wines. It has opened my eyes to different techniques and really strengthened my palate. At Talley Vineyards, Johnson is able to work with grapes from six unique vineyards across 177 acres in Southern San Luis Obispo County. Rincon, Rosemary's, Monte Sereno, and Las Ventanas Vineyards are located in the Arroyo Grande Valley, while Oliver's and Stone Corral Vineyards are located in neighboring Edna Valley. I have a fantastic team that pays great attention to details, said Johnson. We have to grow good grapes to make good wine, and by picking the grapes at the optimal time, the wine practically makes itself. I suppose that makes me a lazy winemaker. When visiting Talley Vineyards Johnson recommends tasting one of their flagship wines, the 2012 Estate Pinot Noir, which is a blend of grapes from Rincon and Rosemarys Vineyards that is suave and offers great depth of flavor. I like to make wines with more finesse and elegance, said Johnson. I want to preserve that freshness in each bottle. Visitors often have the opportunity to meet Johnson, as he loves visiting the tasting room and will often join winery tours and give barrel tastings. Talley Vineyards is located at 3031 Lopez Drive in Arroyo Grande, and is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call (805) 489-0446 or visit www.talleyvineyards.com.

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6th Annual Wine 4 Paws Takes Place April 26-27


Fundraiser for Humane Society
Its time once again! The Sixth Annual Wine 4 Paws will be held at participating wineries throughout the Central Coast April 26 & 27. Wine 4 Paws has become a well-known weekend when numerous Central Coast wineries join together to celebrate our love for animals and share their proceeds with Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo. By going out and enjoying our wineries you can help the homeless animals at Woods who await their forever home, enabling Woods to continue to provide a high level of care to their guests. Come out to support our four legged friends in need! Its the perfect excuse to buy wine - why not do it when your purchase goes to a great cause? Wine 4 Paws is held concurrently at participating wineries from Santa Maria to San Miguel April 26-27. They have over 75 wineries to choose from! Visit www.wine4paws.com for a complete list of participating wineries. Wine 4 Paws began in 2009 as a way to help raise money for Woods Humane Society while promoting the Central Coast Wine Region. It has grown from our initial 35 wineries to almost 80! Overall, Wine 4 Paws has raised over $120,000 for Woods. Director Sarah Tomasetti said, We continue to be amazed at the support from their wineries and everyone who comes out each year to make it such a special weekend. With such loyal followers, it is just an incredible event and we are so thankful to have such dedicated wineries and wine drinkers! Part of the fun is our free map with passport available to print from the Wine 4 Paws website, or at any participating winery during the event. When you visit a winery and help generate a donation get your passport stamped, and once its full youll be entered in the Wine 4 Paws Raffle. Wine 4 Paws is a great weekend to visit your favorite wineries and find some new ones! To see the full list of participating wineries and

a get a free printable map & passport, go to www.wine4paws.com. Then head out to the wineries during the weekend of April 26-27. A portion of your sale or your full tasting fee will be donated to Woods Humane Society on behalf of the wineries! For the third year in a row they are thrilled to have, Cloud Star Natural Pet Products as the main sponsor. Cloud Star is a local pet product company creating all natural dog and cat treats. Thanks to Cloud Star, every penny raised will go directly to Woods! Woods Humane Society, Inc. is a locally owned private non-profit animal welfare organization that has served homeless companion animals since 1955. The shelter, located off of Hwy 1 and Kansas in San Luis Obispo opened its doors in August of 2005 and has been going and growing strong ever since. Aside from the hundreds of animals Woods cares for each year, the organization maintains partnerships with other local private and county operated animal shelters in an effort to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of animals. Woods Humane Society is also the only animal shelter on the Central Coast with a fully operational spay and neuter suite, which opened in September of 2006 and has performed over 20,000 surgeries. Their goal is to provide a premier level of care for all of the animals entering their doors. As the needs of the county grows, so too does the cost to operate their facility. They are experiencing a 20% growth in all aspects of the shelter on an annual basis. Woods can rise to meet the needs of the local homeless animal population, but cannot do this without the support of their community. They are solely funded through charitable gifts from the community and the need is greater than ever for ongoing financial support. For additional information please contact Sarah Tomasetti, Director of Wine 4 Paws at info@wine4paws.com.

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including the Foxen Canyon Wine Following the picturesque winding roads of Tepesquet and Foxen Canyon will lead you to worldmore northern region of the climate. This ensures a long class wineries by way of sprawling vineyards and rolling hills. In the Noir reign due to the maritime appellation, Chardonnay and Pinot temperate growing season which tion, the trail moves a bit east

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Central Coast Author Receives Third Award For Wine Book


Templeton, CA-based author, Len Napolitano, has been honored by the Non-fiction Authors Association with a Gold Award in the Non-fiction Book Awards competition. His book, Nose, Legs, Body! Know Wine Like The Back of Your Hand, published by Wineology Press, serves as a quick and easy introduction to wine for beginners or as a refresher for anyone wanting to renew their knowledge in wine basics. This recognition comes after two previous awards were received by the author since the book's release in July 2013: the Benjamin Franklin Digital Silver Award issued by the Independent Book Publishers Association and the QED Seal of Approval by the Digital Book Awards. Books reviewed by the Non-fiction Book Awards judges are based on a scoring system that evaluates the quality of the writing and production of the book (editing, design and other details). A book can receive a bronze, silver or gold award provided the final evaluation score qualifies. One of the judges who reviewed Nose, Legs, Body! praises the book: "This little book is jam-packed with down-to-earth advice on to how to navigate the complex world of wine grapes and styles, how to make the most of a wine tasting, the proper way to open and serve sparkling wine and more. Written with humor and charm, this book would be a great addition to any wine lovers book collection." Certified in wine by both the Society of Wine Educators and the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, Len Napolitano was enjoying a successful career in engineering when he realized his skills in technical sales, writing, and marketing could be combined with his passion for - and knowledge in - wine. Thats when he exchanged his calculator for a cabernet. He began a new profession explaining complexity with clarity in his weekly wine column, Wineology: Intelligence for the Wine Consumer. Len later became the wineologist on TVs Fine Living Network (now Cooking Channel) from 2003 to 2010 giving valuable wine tips to viewers. He is currently the wine columnist for Sonomabased Wine Country This Week magazine. Nose, Legs, Body!, $14.99 print, $5.99 e-book, is available on the publisher's website, http://wineology.com, as well as the websites for Amazon and Barnes & Noble and over 40 winery tasting rooms in Central Coast wine country.

2014 Central Coast Orchid Show and Sale


LIGHTS! CAMERA! Orchids on the Silver Screen, the 19th annual Central Coast Orchid Show and Sale sponsored by the Five Cities Orchid Society will be held Saturday, April 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the South County Regional Center, 800 West Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (east of US 101, between Brisco Road and Grande Avenue exits.) General Admission is $5 and includes a door prize ticket. Children 12 and under are free. The American Orchid Society will judge plants being exhibited. Vendors will offer a large variety of orchids, orchid books and orchid supplies for sale. Orchid culture re-potting demonstrations and plant doctors will provide valuable information to orchid enthusiasts. A weekend opportunity drawing will benefit the GuadalupeNipomo Dunes Center. Take a coffee break and enjoy lunch at our show. An Orchid Show Premiere Benefit for the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center will be held Friday evening, April 4, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., to support their educational outreach. This elegant evening includes Central Coast wines, gourmet hors doeuvres prepared by Chefs Table Catering, live music, a silent auction and an awards presentation. Guest judges, local celebrities and mayors will select their favorite orchid. Attendees get the first selection of orchids for purchase, and will have the opportunity to talk with the vendors prior to the show opening to the general public. We invite you to wear clothing or a costume in keeping with the spirit of the theme, LIGHTS! CAMERA! Orchids on the Silver Screen. Tickets for the Premiere evening are $45. You may purchase them online at www.dunescenter.org or by calling (805) 929-5749 or (805) 801-6850. A portion of the ticket sales goes to the Dunes Center. Check our website www.fcos.org for updated show information.

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Solvang Third Wednesday Features Food & Wine-Centric Cash Mob at Mystery Solvang Eatery & Bar - March 19
Solvang's next monthly "Third Wednesday", to be held Wednesday, March 19, will highlight the edible and imbibe-able surprises that Solvang has to offer, with a souped-up version of the Solvang Third Wednesday Cash Mob, which will descend upon a mystery Solvang restaurant. The March Cash Mob gathering is at 5:45 p.m., when Mobbers are invited to meet in front of the Wildling Museum (1511-B Mission Drive), each bearing $15 to spend. The Cash Mob will travel together to Marchs mystery foodie location one of Solvangs bestkept culinary secrets, known for its under-the-radar but spot-on wine list, and the royal treatment afforded locals in-the-know. Marchs mystery merchant will offer Mobbers an exclusive Third Wednesday Happy Hour menu, featuring delectable appetizers and wines at special prices. Marchs Cash Mob will also feature a free raffle upon the Mob gathering, awarding the raffle winner with Five Solvang Dollars to spend at the March mystery noshing location. Cash Mob latecomers who miss the 5:45 p.m. meeting time, will be able to find the March 19 mystery destination on the Solvang Third Wednesday Facebook page. The Solvang Third Wednesday Cash Mob joins the regular, monthly Third Wednesday discounts at merchants and restaurants all over town, as well as Solvangs weekly Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market and deals at Solvang hotels. And as always, the March Third Wednesday will also feature another Solvang Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk. For the first time since its inception, the March 19 Cash Mob meeting has been set a bit later at 5:45 p.m. to allow those enjoying the Solvang Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk to also partake in the Cash Mob. March Wine & Beer Walk tickets may be purchased in advance, through a new on-line ticketing option via First Street Tickets: firststreettickets.com/events/solvang-thirdwednesday. Visitors and locals may now buy tickets for themselves, or as gifts for future Wine & Beer Walks; the resulting tickets, just $20 per person, can be redeemed at Wandering Dog Wine Bar (1539-C Mission Drive) the respective day of the event, in exchange for the Wine & Beer Walk logo glass, tasting vouchers and map. On the Wine & Beer Walk, which runs from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Third Wednesday-goers get to soak up all of the days deals spread throughout the town, by venturing out on the monthly activity which includes wine or beer tastings at five venues of participants choice, the aforementioned logo glass and map, guiding tasters to crowd-pleasing Solvang watering holes like Wandering Dog Wine Bar; Sort This Out Cellars; The Good Life, Craft Beer & Wine Cellar; Carivints Winerys Tasting Room; Randys Taproom; the Olive House; Casa Cassara Winery & Vineyards Tasting Room; Dascomb Cellars; Lions Peak Vineyards Tasting Room; Solvang Brewing Company; Viking Garden Cellars; the Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards and Toccata Tasting Rooms; Cali Love Wine; and more. Wine & Beer Walk tickets can also be purchased on-line the dayof, via credit card. Cash-only day-of tickets for the Wine & Beer Walk are sold at the Olive House (1661 Mission Drive), Wandering Dog Wine Bar (1539-C Mission Drive) and Sort This Out Cellars (1636 Copenhagen Drive). Solvang Third Wednesday visitors can also take advantage of Third Wednesday deals at some of Solvang's best hotels, like 20% off of their night's stay*, or complimentary Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk tickets* (*with a qualifying stay). Held the third Wednesday of every month, "Solvang Third Wednesday" is a special promotion in partnership with the Solvang Chamber of Commerce, encouraging Central Coast visitors and locals to Shop. Eat. Play. More than 60 shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, activities and professional offices offer special sales and discounts all day. More information about all Solvang Third Wednesday happenings, and a complete listing of discount offers and events, is available at www.solvangthirdwednesday.com.

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Heading to the Tasting Room


BY CHARLES NEAVE

Do not be intimidated for any reason. That is rule number one (and there are very few real rules after that). For the most part, going wine tasting is about the easiest thing in the world, especially here in California where wineries and tasting rooms abound. You can find wineries specializing in red wines of all types, those that are famous for their white wines and others who pour sparkling wine. It is a matter of doing a little research and planning your day. Most tasting rooms open around 10 a.m. and close between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Before you start off pack a few essentials: Water (plenty of water) and something to snack on crackers or a baguette. Many wineries have picnic areas and there are plenty of delis and bakeries that can make up a lunch for you, or make your own. Which brings us to eating and drinking, the kind that doesnt directly involve wine. Be sure to nibble during the day and make sure you make time for lunch. Two tips: drink at least twice as much water as you do wine, and remember that you dont have to drink everything poured into your glass. There is a reason tasting bars have dump buckets and a pitcher of water to wash out your glass. That said, here are some tips that have proven to be helpful and are designed to help make the sensory adventure of wine tasting all the more enjoyable. Dont be afraid to ask questions. Time and time again I have heard knowledgeable winery workers say that there is no such thing as a stupid question, and they mean that. You can drink what you want, in the order you want. If you only like reds, say so; if you dont like sweet wines, speak up. But the idea of starting with whites, then going on to reds and then sweet wines is a good guide. Zinfandel is red. I am sure you know that but it never hurts to remind everyone. If there is a particular wine you want to try and it is not on the list, ask. There might be a bottle around that was opened for a trade tasting or by the winemaker. Most tasting rooms are happy to pour a little if you show enthusiasm. If you plan to take wine home with you, either in the car or on a plane, buy a cardboard box with Styrofoam wine inserts. Fill it during the day and this keeps wine from rolling around in the trunk. Check out the smaller wineries. It is a revelation. Take notes on the wines you most enjoyed. Take advantage of tours when the winery offers them, but keep in mind that they take anywhere from 20 minutes to well over an hour, so one a day is plenty. Buy wines that you can only find at the winery. These often

include smaller (375 ml) bottles of limited production Ports or dessert wines. Dont buy a wine you can get at a supermarket back home. Youll pay more, and besides, whats the point? Look for tasting rooms in towns. Many of these are cooperative tasting rooms, where in one place you might find wines from a dozen or more small-to-medium premium producers. They are scattered throughout the area and more are opening all the time. Dont give too much thought to ratings and vintages. Its like art: if you like it, its a good wine. It is as simple as that. Remember that you dont have to do the driving. It takes no more than a phone call to rent anything from a Town Car or restored classic convertible to stretch limos and a 20-passenger bus. All have drivers that will stow your wine for you and the local companies know the area. As to taking that wine home, ten people sharing one of those impossibly long limousines is fine and fun, but if you all plan to buy a couple of cases the trunk which is no bigger than a normal luxury cars is going to fill up fast and youre going to find yourself filling the interior floor with boxes and using cases of Cabernet as footrest. Tell the transportation company what you have in mind and listen to their advice. They know the territory and the people and personalities. Know your limits. If you get close to it let others taste and you can listen. It beats ending the day in a blur, and if need be calling a taxi is cheaper than the alternative. And if at a seated tasting, dont be afraid to leave a gratuity. Its more than worth the five or ten dollars to get wisdom and wine and a great time.

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Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure Expands


Over Fifty "Garagiste" Winemakers to Pour March 29-30 in Solvang
Garagiste Events today announced that tickets are now on sale at www.californiagaragistes.com/buy-tickets/ for its expanded Santa Ynez Valley-based Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure, which will feature fifty-six of Santa Ynez Valleys and Santa Barbara Countys high-quality, limited-production commercial garagiste winemakers. The second annual festival will take place on March 29th and 30th, and returns to the beautiful, Mission-style Veterans Memorial Hall in the heart of Solvang, California. Proceeds benefit Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture program. Last years one-day event sold out and, in response to both consumer and winemaker demand, the non-profit event has expanded to two days. Like all Garagiste Events festivals, each day will incorporate the festivals signature tasting seminars, low-crowd experience, high-quality wines, first-time and soon-to-break-out discoveries, personal winemaker interaction, diverse varietals (over 20) and renegade spirit. And, with almost fifty percent of the winemakers pouring at the event for the first time - thirteen pouring their first vintage, and over 75% lacking a tasting room Southern Exposure offers a truly one-time-only opportunity for consumers to discover some of the hottest, yet-to-be-discovered wines, in one of the countrys most up and coming wine regions -all in person and under one roof. The non-profit Garagiste Festivals showcase high-quality, cutting-edge, small-production commercial wineries that produce fewer than 1,500 cases a year, and have emerged as among the most unique and influential wine events in the US. Named one of the Top Nine Incredible Epicurean Vacations in the world by ABC News and a not to miss event by the LA Times, the festivals have introduced over 150 outstanding artisan winemakers to thousands of passionate wine consumers, members of the trade and media, raising the profiles of many of the winemakers nationally for the first time, and raising thousands of dollars for the education of future winemakers. With Southern Exposure, Garagiste Events is proud to continue to serve as both starting gate and incubator for some of the Central Coasts (and the worlds) most important small-lot winemakers and to offer consumers the unique joy of connecting with artisans whose passion and maverick spirit pulse through the terroir of their wines, continued Garagiste Festival co-founder Stewart McLennan. And all at an event that is heavy on fun and light on pretension -- which is perhaps the thing we are most proud of. As our attendees will attest, Garagiste events are a blast! Winemakers pouring on Saturday include: Archium Cellars, Ascension Cellars, Carucci Wines, Casa Dumetz, Cholame Vineyard, Cordon Wines, Crawford Family Wines, Dubost Ranch, DV8 Cellars, Graef Wines, Ground Effect Wines, Harrison Clarke Wines, Kaena Wine Company, KesslerHaak Winery, Kita Wines, Larner Winery, Luminesce, Moretti Wine Co., Pence Ranch, Press Gang Cellars, Roark Wine Co., Ryan Cochrane Wines, Seagrape Wine Company, Shai Cellars, Tercero Wines, Transcendence Wines, Turiya and Vinemark Cellars. Winemakers pouring on Sunday include a-non-ah-mus, Baehner-Fournier, Bradley Family Winery, Brophy Clark Cellars, C. Nagy Wines, Calilove Winery, Cloak & Dagger, Clos Des Amis, Dascomb Cellars, Desperada, Dilecta, Fontes & Phillips, Frequency Wines, Gioia Wines, Guyomar Wine Cellars, J. Wilkes Wines, La Fenetre Wines, LaZarre Wines, Montemar Winery, Nicora Wines, ONX Wines, Plan B Cellars, Refugio Ranch, Scott Cellars, Solminer Wine, STANGER Vineyards, Weatherborne Wine Co. and Zinke Wine Company.

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In addition to the Grand Tastings, each day of Southern Exposure will feature one of the festivals popular (and limited seating) morning tasting seminars. Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. seminar, Rhones Rule: The Wines of Ballard Canyon is focused on Santa Ynez Valleys brand new AVA, Ballard Canyon, and proves that Santa Barbara is not all about Pinot and Chardonnay. Featuring Michael Larner of Larner Vineyards, Larry Schaffer of Tercero Wines and Mikael Sigouin of Kaena Wine Company (all of whom source from this AVA), the seminar offers compelling evidence, in the glass, that Ballard Canyon wineries are at the forefront of the California Rhone movement. Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. seminar focuses on one of SYVs favorite, and most difficult to grow, varietals and one that breaks more than a few winemakers hearts. In A Pinot Noir Primer from the Roots Up, Joshua Klapper from La Fenetre Wines, Adam LaZarre from LaZarre Wines and Clarissa Nagy from C. Nagy Wines will help consumers understand the impact different clones and SYV regions have on what ends up in the bottle. For tickets and more information on The Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure, go to www.garagistefestival.com.

GRAND TASTINGS
This years festival features two Grand Tastings, one on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and one on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., each with a unique slate of winemakers.

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Bell Street Farm is a distinct eatery and market in the heart of wine country in historic Los Alamos. An ideal destination for residents and visitors alike, the country chic setting offers a warm and inviting atmosphere to enjoy a meal, snack or sample local wines. I work with local artisans, food purveyors, winemakers and farmers to create a distinct dining and retail experience at Bell Street Farm, says Jamie Gluck, owner of Bell Street Farm. The space is an expression of my lifelong passion for fine foods and we use only the freshest ingredients found along the California Coast. The eatery was designed to reflect elements found from the original 1916 building with a modern charm. Gluck scoured the area to find materials and design elements that would work with the design. He works with local artisans like woodcrafter Richard Motz to create chopping blocks and cheese boards as well as Ramona Clayton of nearby Terrmonary to custom-create all of the ceramic serving dishes used for serving olives, salads and cheeses. Bell Street Farms menu offerings include sandwiches with locally made breads and California cheeses, farm fresh salads with vegetables and greens from local farms, rotisserie Huntsinger free-range chicken, unique salads and house-made cookies, pot de cremes and sweets. All retail offerings are carefully selected to reflect the local area experience and include picnic baskets, aprons and assorted kitchen items, luxurious hand and body products, as well as culinary themed gifts. Bell Street Farm also offers custom designed picnic baskets for groups of two people to 200. Located in the heart of Downtown Los Alamos, Bell Street Farm is just 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara and 75 miles from Paso Robles. The eatery and market is open Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday and Monday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and offers seating for guests to enjoy a meal, snack or glass of wine as well as an open-air patio.

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BEDFORD WINERY For the adventurous that seek the uncommon, go to Bedford Winery. Along with barrel fermented Chardonnays and signature Syrahs, there is always the surprise of lesser known varietals. 448 Bell St, Los Alamos (805) 344-2107 | www.bedfordwinery.com Daily 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. BELL STREET FARM EATERY & MARKET Bell Street Farm is a culinary destination in Santa Barbara County wine country. This delicious eatery/market is located in Los Alamos, California and is surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and farmland. With the freshest cuisine and comfortable design, Bell Street Farm is the perfect place to enjoy a meal, snack or a wine tasting. 406 Bell Street, Los Alamos | (805) 344-4609 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CASA DUMETZ WINES Casa Dumetz started in 2004 with a patch of raw earth, a bucket of grapevines and grit. We are committed to producing authentic wine. Come visit our tasting room in historic Los Alamos! 388 Bell Street, Los Alamos www.casadumetzwines.com | (805) 344-1900 Open Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. GLOBAL GARDENS & CALITERRANEAN CAF Global Gardens is a California food company inspiring worldly flavors. Award-winning, local, certified organic EVOO, balsamic vinegars & over 50 home-made products. Guided tastings, fresh caf, seasonal Club. 380 Bell Street, Los Alamos www.globalgardensonline.com | (805) 344-2222 Thursday through Monday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. MARTIAN RANCH & VINEYARD Martian Ranch & Vineyard is a biodynamic vineyard and winery established in 2008. Located on the scenic Alisos Canyon Road, we offer an eclectic array of wines, produced from our estate vineyard. 9110 Alisos Canyon Rd, Los Alamos www.martianvineyard.com | (805) 344-1804 Daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Wine Tasting in

Firestone Vineyard
BY MICHAEL CERVIN

Firestone Vineyard was one of the first commercial estate vineyards planted in Santa Barbara and true to that progressive thinking, they continue to look forward with new wines, new markets and a commitment to making the best wines in Santa Barbara County. The Firestone name is probably familiar to most people; they were the family that created Firestone tires. Today winemaker Paul Warson, who came on board at Firestone after 14 years making wine in the Napa Valley, is putting his own stamp on Firestones aromatic white wines and their traditional Bordeaux reds. Warson oversees over 400 acres of grapevines which translates to about 100,000 cases of wine each year, making them a major player in Santa Barbara County. Its been a whirlwind three-and-a-half years since I took over the winemaking here at Firestone Vineyards, Warson says. It seems that we need to move faster and faster to stay in the same place, or keep up with the latest accomplishments for that matter. We have received some terrific accolades from the media and press in the last year which has gone a long way in expanding Firestone into new markets. And Firestone is also one of the few wineries in the area who offer complimentary public tours daily at 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. After the 30-minute in-depth tour you can picnic outside on the verdant lawns and see for yourself the vineyards

which have been planted on a series of mesas, which have gravelly sub-soils, perfect for keeping the vines healthy and well-drained. The vineyards sites are ideally oriented to capture the sun and breezes for perfect exposure to maximize the grape flavors. At the winery things are busier than ever, says Warson. Last year saw the inaugural release of Proximity 26, our flagship red wine. In the next few weeks Paul says he will be bottling the 2010 vintage of Proximity 26, and a new addition to the Firestone family, Proximity 26 Cabernet Sauvignon. As usual our wine club releases continue to highlight our tasting room only wines, notably our Reserve Chardonnay, Clone 174 Syrah and our Cabernet Franc, Warson adds. So if youre a newbie wine lover or a confident connoisseur you will find wines that are compatible with your personal tastes. The spacious tasting room is replete with soft wood tones, and tiled floors, reminiscent of a ranch house with views out to one of their vineyards. The tasting room also offers a plethora of gift items in addition to wine. Their bottle prices range from $15 to $60, with a vast majority being under $25. Their Firestone Concert Series, which are normally held every Friday starting in May until the end of September 2013, and are the ideal way to spend clear warm summer nights in Santa Barbara

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BY JEMMA WILSON

Its a day to relax and a day to unwind, so why not sip on some good wines? Lets take a drive down Chardonnay Lane, where vineyards and hilltops surround your view, and taste some of Santa Barbara Countys most prestigious wines. Cambria Estate Winery, known for their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah, is tucked behind the roads, where the sun shimmers on the vines and you can truly bask in natures glory. The friendly staff greets you upon entering their magnificent tasting room, which opens to a patio sitting atop the breathtaking vineyards. If Cambria Winery brags about their view, its because they can. Rolling hills currently blossoming with grapes go as far as the eyes can see. Founded by the Jackson family in 1986, the estate has four main vineyards, two of which are named after their daughters, Katherine and Julia, which make the wines Katherines Chardonnay and Julias Pinot Noir. Cambria Winery is proud to be a true estate winery, where all of their wines are grown, produced and bottled right on site. While youre there, be sure to participate in an educational tour of the property, where no reservation is required Friday through Sunday. Discover how the wine is made from vine to the bottle as you walk

amongst the Santa Maria bench land, an area known for its rich soil. Back in the tasting room you can finally taste the beauty of these fine wines for only $10 ($15 including tour). With their proven record of winemaking excellence, it is no wonder that several of these wines were scored at 90 points or higher. Another unique feature Cambria Winery offers is their approach to Artisanal winemaking. The Artisan Program was created for smaller wineries to source grapes from Julias vineyard and create their own Julias Pinot Noir. Locals love the opportunity to express their winemaking talents, not to mention create a delicious wine out of it. Dont feel rushed to leave this paradise once youre done tasting because Cambria Winery recommends relaxing on their patio with a picnic, a bottle wine or just simply taking in the view. When people envision California wine country, this is what they have in mind. To experience this slice of paradise for yourself, head to 5475 Chardonnay Lane in Santa Maria, open daily from 10am to 5pm. For more information or to arrange a tour, contact their hospitality staff at (805) 937-8091 or visit CambriaWine.com. See ad on page 43 for a two-for-one tasting.

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BY CAROLYN WOODDALL

Established in 1987, the Los Olivos Tasting Room & Wine Shop was Californias first independent tasting room, specializing in Santa Barbara and Central Coast Pinot Noirs. Located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley wine country, this beautiful and inviting tasting room is perfectly situated to also feature handcrafted wines produced by smaller, Central Coast winemakers and wineries that do not have their own tasting room or have limited hours. The robust assortment of wines changes constantly, giving tasters the opportunity to experience several new wines each visit. Tastings are only $10 per person, and includes tastings of up to nine wines, including four Pinot Noirs, two white wines, two other select reds and a dessert wine. The sign indicating Consumable Art above the door is an accurate reflection of the artistry that is reflected in each of the wines carried. Visitors will often have the opportunity to taste with owner Chris Benzinger, whose knowledge of wines is incredibly extensive. Whether enjoying it now or looking to age it, regardless of the occasion Benzinger and his staff will be able to help you select the perfect wine. There is also a wine club for those interested in receiving an assortment of local wines, with several different

options to cater to quantity, frequency and price range. The Los Olivos Tasting Room & Wine Shop is located at 2905 Grand Avenue in Los Olivos, and is open every day from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (805) 688-7406 or visit www.thelosolivostastingroom.com.
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Cimarone Wines

Roger and Priscilla Higgins, owners of Cimarone Wines, are people willing to take a chance to create something special. After having prosperous careers in the Silicon Valley, they decided to pursue a new course to make great wines. In order to find the right place, they visited the Santa Ynez Valley. They drove down Highway 154, took one look at the valley below, and knew it was the place they wanted to be. Having been involved in cutting edge industries in their former careers, the Higgins approached winemaking in an entrepreneurial spirit. Instead of choosing to make wines in an already established area, like Napa, they decided to take a gamble on an untested location. They chose to set up their winery in Happy Canyon in Santa Ynez. Happy Canyon was named an AVA in 2009, and local lore has it that this isnt the first time it has been known for its alcohol. During Prohibition, there was said to be a distillery producing alcohol in the canyon, and people used to say They were taking a trip up Happy Canyon. Cimarone Wines are products of Happy Canyons unique climate. The canyon has the highest temperatures in the Santa Ynez Valley, gravelly, serpentine soil and a mineral terroir coming from the Los Padres National Forest. It provides the perfect climate to produce the Bordeaux varietals that are Cimarones specialty.

One of Cimarones most popular wines is the 3CV Bank, a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot and Syrah. Cimarone also produces a Sangiovese, the 2009 Cimarone Gran Premio, the 2012 3CV Sauvignon Blanc and a 2012 3CV Cillas Blend, made from Syrah and Bordeaux varietals, as well as a straight Cabernet Sauvignon. The Higgins philosophy involves making wines that are approachable and can be enjoyed by everyone. Their tasting room is designed to be casual and inviting, and the prices of their wines are reasonable. You can buy a bottle of one of their most popular wines for less than $20. Cimarones tasting room is located at 2982 Grand Avenue, Los Olives. For more information, call (805) 688-8011 or visit Cimarones website. They can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Cimarone3CV.

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Sort This Out Cellars


BY CAROLYN WOODDALL

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The motto at Sort This Out Cellars is Good TimesGreat Wines, and thats exactly what visitors to this unique tasting room can expect. Sort This Out Cellars is a boutique winery located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, although after walking through the tasting room doors, the atmosphere is more akin to classic Vegas. For owner and winemaker, Michael Cobb, the inspiration for the winerys image came from an old picture of the Rat Pack standing outside The Sands hotel in 1961, evoking a time when men had character and women had curves. The wines of Sort This Out Cellars capture the finest flavors from California vineyards, and are styled with classy labels with names like Shannon Million Suited Chardonnay, Say Hey Viognier, Suited Muscat, Million Dollar Cabernet Sauvignon and Oh My Gosh Grenache. Also not to be missed are the Viva Las Vegas wines, and the highly sought after VinoNostra red wines, with blends like Mobsters and Bootleggers inspired by Prohibition era winemakers. These are wines that pair with good times and good friends, said Cobb. We make wines that are just as at home at the poker table as at the dinner table. This year, Sort This Out Cellars celebrated their second year for the pinup contest to find the next Miss Sort This Out Cellars. This years winner is Bayley Bombshell, a 25-year-old helicopter dispatcher. Her winning pinup picture features her in front of a World War II era painting (painted by the multi-talented Bombshell), and pays tribute to the countless sacrifices our veterans have made. In addition to tasting these delicious wines, visitors can enjoy vintage soda pop and wine cocktails, as well as live music every

Saturday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and other ongoing events including Wine Club Pick Up Parties and Casino Nights. Sort This Out Cellars is located at 1636 Copenhagen Drive in Solvang, CA, and is open daily Sunday Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Friday Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information call (805) 688-1717 or visit www.sortthisoutcellars.com.

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La Montagne Winery
Kimberly Smith, owner of LaMontagne Winery, loves what she does and it shows. In the past few years, she has made awardwinning Pinot Noirs with the goal of making each sip bring joy to others. Smith is the type of person who decides what she wants and makes it happen. When she started to wonder what made the $50 bottles of Pinot Noirs that she loved so appealing, she didnt want to rely on others to tell her, instead, she wanted to find out for herself. She enrolled in college to learn more about winemaking. While there, she went to a presentation in which Wes Hagen, winemaker at Clos Pepe Vineyard, spoke about his craft. Smith immediately asked him to give her a hands-on education in winemaking, and the rest is history. Her first vintage went into barrel in 2010. Her philosophy is that wines should be allowed to develop at their own rates until they truly sing. Smiths 2010 Pinot Noir won gold at the Pinot ShootOut, a blind taste test of wines from all over the world. In addition to Pinot Noirs, Smith produces a Pinot Blanc and a Tempranillo. The fruit for Smiths wines come from the Santa Rita Hills and are produced in small lots. Smith said the area is perfect for making the types of wines she loves. The coastal fog and ocean breezes are a perfect compliment to the soil, allowing Smith to produce the types of wines she likes best.

Lucy La Montagne was Kimberlys husbands grandmother. Their family name, La Montagne, means the mountain in French. She said this name is an appropriate way to describe her wines. She wants to create exceptional wines that represent the place the fruit was grown. LaMontagne Winery is located at 1509 E. Chesnut Avenue in the Lompoc Ghetto. The winery is open Friday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call 1 (805) 291-6643 for a private tasting. For more information, visit La Montagnes website at www.lamontagnewinery.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaMontagneWines.

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ARCADIAN 1515 East Chestnut Ave, Suite B, Lompoc | Open daily 11am-5pm 805-737-3900, www.arcadianwinery.com Inspired by the great traditions of Burgundian winemaking, Joseph Davis has been making Arcadian Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah in Californias Central Coast region since 1996. Using French artisan methods and hands-on vineyard management, Joes Arcadian label consistently receives high marks from the worlds most respected wine writers. JOSEPH BLAIR WINES 1501 E Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc 805-618-2072, www.josephblair.com Open Friday-Sunday 12-5pm, or by appointment Joseph Blair Wines produces small lots, with a focus on vineyard designated wines. When you have one of these, K youll know it is something special and unique. LA MONTAGNE WINERY 1509 E Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc 805-291-6643, www.lamontagnewinery.com Open Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm Their family name, LaMontagne, meaning the Mountain, appropriately describes their quest to produce wines of exceptional quality that represent the vintage and the place in which they were grown.

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Turiya Wines
BY CATHY NEUSHUL

For Angela Soleno, winemaking is not just a job, its a calling. She had a glass of Chianti in Carmel that inspired her to change her life. She decided then and there to embark on a new career path and find a job in the wine industry. Soleno started out working as a project manager for a winery in Los Olivos, but soon decided that she wanted to produce her own wines. Five years ago, she carefully chose the fruit to make her first blend, and waited for her wines to mature. Just last April she released her first wines: 2008 Perpetual Bliss a Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon blend 2008 Syrah, Camp 4 Vineyard 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Camp 4 Vineyard Soleno only produces red wines. If Im going to end up with any wine left over, I want to drink it, and I like red. In addition, it was a red wine that set her on her current path. I had a glass of wine that changed my life, she said. As a winemaker at a one-person venture she has complete autonomy over production. She said, I like to be creative with my blends, combining grapes that are not traditionally blended together. Once the wines are put into barrels, the waiting begins. Soleno said she ages her wines for about three years. I personally like wines that have been aged and are ready for customers. She said she checks the wines after the two-year mark, but doesnt rush the process. I want to create a product thats perfect. Its ready when its

ready. Soleno only produces her wines in small batches. For her first release, she bottled 46 cases of the Perpetual Bliss, her red blend, and 20 cases of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. While she only produces a limited supply, she thinks her wines fufill a specific purpose. The wines I create are for special occasions, she said. She said her wines as food-friendly, elegant, nuanced, and feminine. The only way to get a taste of Turiyas wines, however, is by visiting Solenos Lompoc facility. Soleno said she holds barrel tastings by appointment at her location at 316 North F Street in Lompoc. Barrel tastings are $15 per person (this fee is waived with a wine purchase). You can make an appointment by calling (805) 478-7016 or emailing info@turiyawines.com. For more information, visit Turiya wines website at www.turiyawines.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Turiyawines.

MONTEMAR WINES 1509 E Chestnut Ct., #E, Lompoc | 805-735-5000 Open Thursday-Monday 11am - 5pm, Tues & Wed by appointment only From garage to ghetto, our 20+ year winemaking journey has always emphasized vineyards as the key to a great wine. Come by and relax in our backyard or chill on our beach while tasting our lineup.

TRANSCENDENCE 313 N. F. Street, Lompoc 805-689-5258, www.transcendwines.com Friday-Sunday 11am-4pm. $10 Tasting Fee Life happens over a bottle of wine: you fall in love, celebrate a birth, mourn someones passing, begin, end, plan, listen dream. Transcendence celebrates the journey you take with a great bottle of wine. TURIYA WINES 316 N. F. Street, Lompoc | By appointment only (805) 478-7016, www.turiyawines.com Turiya Wines is a producer of ultra boutique wines from the Central Coast of California. Turiya is determined to create rare, fine-tuned, focused wines, both blends as well as extremely limited releases of single cultivars. Reds only. ZOTOVICH CELLARS 300 N. 12th Street, Unit 1D; Lompoc 805-736-1600, www.zotovichcellars.com Thursday-Sunday10am-4pm A family owned and operated boutique winery. "We grow, produce and bottle estate Syrah, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Were new to the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. Stop in to meet us!"

SCOTT CELLARS 316 North F St, Lompoc | Friday-Sunday 11am-4pm (805) 736-6161, www.scottcellars.com Specializing in vineyard designate Sangioveses and our lavish Cuvees, we produce ultra rich California style wines. Our Sangioveses are dense with fruit and the Cuvees are silky smooth. Private tastings by appointment.

STOLPMAN VINEYARDS 1700 Industrial Way, Ste B | Friday -Sunday 12-5pm 805-688-0400, www.stolpmanvineyards.com Try a splash of estate grown Syrah, Sangiovese and Roussanne amidst the controlled chaos of sorting, punch-downs, pressing & racking to truly experience the excitement of winemaking...

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Conway Family Wines Deep Sea Tasting Room


The Conway family is actively involved in their winery business. With two different labels covering the best of the California Central Coast, Conway Family Wines might just become your familys wines. They offer two labels to choose from including Deep Sea wines which are made from grapes grown in Californias moderate coastal climates including offerings of Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc to Syrah and Pinot Noir. Vineyards along Californias coastline are cooled by fog and ocean breezes which translate to distinctively different grapes from those grown in warmer interior areas. Its the job of the Conway winemaker to preserve these differences so the wines reflect their oceanic terroir. Conway purchases fruit from noteworthy vineyards in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and the Napa Valley, contracting specific blocks, actively managing individual vines and working with growers to formulate viticultural practices so that the grapevines are farmed to Conways exacting specifications. Their Rancho Arroyo Grande wines are made from grapes grown at their estate vineyards in San Luis Obispo County including Mourvdre and Zinfandel from this 1880s era property. These are limited production wines, small lots, for the fine wine connoisseur who wants something uncommon. The ethereal fog-like wave on the Deep Sea label represents the influence of the Pacific Ocean and thats exactly where you can taste their wines; on historic Sterns Wharf in Santa Barbara as the Pacific laps below the second story tasting room. Visit them at 217 Stearns Wharf, daily from noon to 7:00 p.m. Contact them at (805) 618-1185, or www.conwayfamilywines.com

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Baileyana Daily 10am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 269-8200 Calcareous Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-0289 Castoro Cellars Daily 10am-5:30pm, Templeton, 1-888-DAM-FINE

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Cellar 360 Paso Robles Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, 1-877-774-9463 Chamisal Vineyards Daily 10am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, 1-866-808-9463 Clautiere Vineyard Thursday-Monday 12-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 237-3789 Donati Family VIneyard Daily 10am-5pm, Templeton, (805) 238-0676 Eberle Winery Daily 10am-6pm (5pm winter), Paso Robles, (805) 238-9607 Edna Valley Vineyard Daily 10am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 544-5855 Eos Estate Winery Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 591-8050 Hunt Cellars Daily 10:30am-5:50pm, Paso Robles, (805) 237-1600 J. Lohr Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-8900 Laetitia Vineyard & Winery Daily 11am-5pm, Arroyo Grande, (805) 481-1772 Le Vigne Winery Sun-Thu 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-6pm, Paso Robles, (805) 227-4000 Michael Gill Cellars Sat-Sun 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-1668 Mondo Cellars Mon-Thu 11am-6pm, Fri-Sun 11am-8pm, Paso Robles, (805) 226-2925 Opolo Vineyards Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 238-9593 Peachy Canyon Winery Daily 10am-5:30pm, Templeton, (805) 239-1918 Robert Hall Winery Daily 10am-6pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-1616 Rotta Winery Daily 10:30am-5:30pm, Templeton, (805) 237-0510 Sculpterra Winery Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 226-8881 Silver Horse Winery Thu-Sun 11am-5pm, San Miguel, (805) 467-9463 Stephen Ross Wine Cellars Thu-Sun 11am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 594-1318 SummerWood Daily 10am-6pm, Paso Robles, (805) 227-1365 Tackitt Family Vineyards Daily 12-5pm, San Miguel, (805) 467-9490 Talley Vineyards Daily 10:30am-4:30pm, Arroyo Grande, (805) 489-0446 Tolosa Winery Daily 11am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 782-0500 Venteux Vineyards Daily 10am-5pm, Templeton, (805) 369-0127 Villa San-Juliette Daily 11am-5pm, San Miguel, (805) 467-0014 Vina Robles Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 227-4812 Wildhorse Winery & Vineyards Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 788-6300

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Alta Maria Vineyards Daily 11am-5pm, Los Olivos, (805) 686-1144 Andrew Murray Tasting Room Daily 11am-5pm, Los Olivos, (805) 693-9644

  

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750 ml of wine which is 25.6 ounces made from about 2.4 pounds of grapes (39 oz.) and is enough for four or maybe five glasses.

Arcadian Mon-Thur 12-6:30, Fri-Sun 11-6, Lompoc, (805) 737-3900 Bedford Winery Open Daily 11-5, Los Alamos, (805) 344-2107 Bridlewood Estate Daily 11-5, Santa Ynez, (805) 688-9000 Buttonwood Farm Winery Daily 11-5, Solvang, (805) 688-3032 Byron Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 938-7365 Cambria Winery & Vineyards Daily 10am-5pm, Santa Maria, (805) 805-937-8091 Carivintas Mon-Thur 12-7, Fri-Sun 11-7, Solvang, (805) 693-4331 Casa Dumetz Wines Thur 12-7, Fri-Sat 11-7, Los Alamos, (805) 344-1900 Cimarone Estate Wines Thursday-Monday 11am-5pm, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8011 Cinque Stella Winery Thur-Mon 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 686-4101 Coquelicot Daily 11-5, Sat 10-5, Los Olivos, (805) 688-1500 Costa De Oro Winery Daily 11-6, Fri 11-8, Santa Maria, (805) 922-1468 Deep Sea Wine Daily 11-7, Santa Barbara, (805) 618-1185

                                                     

One standard oak barrel of wine holds: 295 bottles of wine (or 59
gallons) made from 740 pounds of grapes which works out to almost but not precisely - 24 cases of wine.

Dragonette Cellars Thur-Mon 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 693-0077 Firestone Vineyard Daily 10am-5pm; Tours 11:15am, 1:15 & 3:15pm, Los Olivos, (805) 688-3940 Fontes & Phillips Thur-Mon 11-5, Santa Ynez, (805) 688-2200 Foley Wines Daily 10am-5pm, Lompoc, (805) 737-6222 Joseph Blair Wines Fr-Sun 12-5, Lompoc, (805) 735-8937 La Montagne Winery Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, Lompoc, (805) 291-6643 Larner Vineyard & Winery Thur-Mon 11am-5pm, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8148 Lincourt Daily 10am-5pm, Solvang, (805) 688-8554 Lions Peak Mon-Thu 11am-7pm, open later Fri-Sun, Solvang, (805) 693-5466 Loring Wine Co./Cargasacchi Thur-Mon 10-5, Buellton, (805) 691-1300

A case of wine includes: A dozen 750


ml bottles (or 24 half bottles) or 307.2 ounces total, which comes from 30 pounds of grapes.

Martian Ranch & Vineyard Daily 10-5, Los Alamos, (805) 344-1804 Montemar Wines Thur-Sun 11-5, Lompoc, (805) 735-5000 Qup Daily 11am-5pm, Los Olivos, (805) 686-4200 Scott Cellars Fri-Sun 11-4, Lompoc, (805) 736-6161 Sort This Out Cellars Sun-Thur 10-7, Fri-Sat 10-10, Solvang, (805) 688-1717 Standing Sun Winery Thur-Mon 11-5, Buellton, (805) 691-9413 Stolpman Vineyards Fri-Sun 12-5, Lompoc, (805) 736-5000

     

  

   

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Tessa Marie Wines Thur-Mon 11:30-5, Los Olivos, (805) 688-6081 Toretti Family Thu-Mon 12-5:30pm, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8002 Transcendence Fri-Sun 11-4, Lompoc, (805) 689-5258 Turiya Wines By appt only, Lompoc, (805) 478-7016 Zaca Mesa Daily 10am-4pm, Los Olivos, (805) 688-9339 x308 Zotovich Cellars Thur-Sun 10-4, Lompoc, (805) 736-1600

 

 

 

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Wine Bar Tasting


The most common tasting experience is a Wine Bar Tasting. You step up to the bar where typically a list of wines being poured is displayed. Expect to pay a tasting fee between $10-$40. Some tasting bars will offer you the option to taste a library or reserve wine. Exercising this option increases the fee, but will allow you to taste very unique, old or rare wines.

 

       

     

   

                                                                                                                                   

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Sit Down Tasting


A Sit Down Tasting usually requires an appointment, and there may be a slightly higher fee than a wine bar fee. Seated in an elegant room, you are poured several wines by your winery host. Expect your host to describe the unique characteristics of each wine and how it was made.

Walk Around Tasting


A Walk Around Tasting is a combination of a tour and a tasting. Your host brings along several bottles of wine on your tour, and may take you to a garden area of the winery to pour the first round. Then you move to another place within the winery to sample the next wine. This experience continues until all the wines are tasted.

Barrel Tasting
Another popular tasting experience that can be part of a tour or a Walk Around is a Barrel Tasting. Your guide takes a wine thief, a special siphon placed into a hole in the top of a barrel to extract tasting samples of a maturing wine. The sample allows you to taste what the wine is like in the middle of developing its full potential.

Why make an appointment?


Some wineries are so small that they need to know when you are coming so someone will be there to greet you. Others have sit-down tastings that start and end at specific times. Its always a good idea to schedule your appointments well in advance.

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Adelaida Cellars Paso Robles 5805 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980 Alta Colina Paso Robles 2725 Adelaida Rd; 805 227-4191 AmByth Estate Templeton 510 Sequoia Lane; 805 305-9497 Ancient Peaks Santa Margarita 22720B El Camino Real; 805-365-7045 Anglim Paso Robles 740 Pine St; 805-227-6813 AronHill Vineyards Templeton 3745 W. Hwy 46; 805-434-3066 Arroyo Robles Paso Robles 1317 Park St; 877-759-WINE Asuncion Ridge Paso Robles 729 12th Street; 805 237-3780 August Ridge Creston 8790 E. Highway 41; 805 239-2455 B & E Vineyards Paso Robles 6950 Union Rd; 805-286-5835 Barr Estate Winery Paso Robles 6950 Union Rd; 805-286-5835 Barrel 27 Wine Co Paso Robles 2323 Tulley Rd #110; 805-237-1245 Bassetti Vineyards Cambria 1191 N. Green Valley Rd; 805-927-1925 Bella Luna Templeton 1850 Templeton Rd; 805-434-5477 Berardo Vineyards Paso Robles 3280 Township Rd; 805-239-9432 Bianchi Winery Paso Robles 3380 Branch Rd; 805-226-9922 Black Hand Cellars Cambria 766 Main Street, Suite B ; 805-927-9463 Bodegas Paso Robles Paso Robles 729 13th Street; 805 237-3780 Bon Niche Cellars San Miguel 2627 Golden Eagle Way; 805-286-7798 Booker Vineyard Paso Robles 2640 Anderson Road; 805-237-7367 Brian Benson Cellars Paso Robles 2985 Anderson Rd; 805-296-9463 Brochelle Vineyards Paso Robles 2323 Tuley Ct, #130 ; 805-237-4410 Broken Earth Paso Robles 5625 Hwy 46E; 805 239-2562 Burbank Ranch Paso Robles 1240 Park Street; 805 227-4538 Daily 10-5 X Th-Su 11-5 By appt Th-Mo 11-5:30 Th-Mo 11-6 or by Appt Daily 11-5 Daily 11-7 Daily 12:30-6 Fri-Sat till 8 Fr 12-5 Sa-Su 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appt Fri-Sun 11-5 or by appt Daily 11-5 By Appt Fr-Mo 10-5 Weekends 12-5 Daily 10-5 Daily 11-5 Daily 12:30-6 Fri-Sat till 8 By Appt Thu-Sun 11-5 Fr-Su 10:30-5 Thu-Mon 11-5 Fri-Mon 10-6 Tue-Thu 11-5:30 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

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Eagle Castle Winery Paso Robles 3090 Anderson Rd; 805-227-1428 EBERLE WINERY Paso Robles 3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607 cluse Wines Paso Robles 1520 Kiler Canyon Rd; 805 238-4998 Enfold Wines Paso Robles 855 Windwood Rd; 805 239-2856 EOS Paso Robles 2300 Airport Rd; 805-591-8050 Epoch Estate Wines Templeton 7505 York Mountain Rd; 805 237-7575 FS Cellars Paso Robles 1337 Vendels Circle; 805-226-8989 Falcon Nest Winery Paso Robles 5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227

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CASTORO CELLARS Templeton Daily 1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 10-5:30 Cayucos Cellars Cayucos 131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036 CELLAR 360 Paso Robles 7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133 Daily 11-5:30 Closed Tue Fri-Sun 10-5 or by appt

Cerro Prieto Paso Robles By appt 3432 Los Tablas Willow Creek Rd; 805 226-8448 Changala Winery Paso Robles 3770 Willow Creek Road; 805-226-9060 Chateau Lettau Paso Robles 840 13th St, Ste G; 805-238-6800 Chateau Margene Creston 4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321 Chateau Margene Paso Robles 6996 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805 238-3500 Chronic Cellars Paso Robles 2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 237-7848 Chumeia Vineyards Paso Robles 8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102 Fri-Mon 11-5 Thu-Mon 1-7 Fri-Sat 1-8 Sat-Sun 11-5 Daily 11- 5 Daily 11:30-5:30 Mo-Thu 12-5 Fr-Su 11-5

First Crush Winemaking Paso Robles Thu-Sat 2975 Limestone Way; 805-434-2772 11-5 Four Sisters Ranch San Miguel 6961 Estrella Rd; 805 526-9242 Fratelli Perata Paso Robles 1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809 Frolicking Frog Atascadero 14490 San Miguel Rd; 805 466-0779 Gelfand Vineyards Paso Robles 5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808 Graveyard Vineyards San Miguel 6990 Estrella Road; 805 467-2043 GreMark Vnyds Paso Robles 5325 Rancho La Loma Linda; 805 237-0154 Grey Wolf Cellars Paso Robles 2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771 Grizzly Republic Paso Robles 840 13th St; 678-372-7288 Halter Ranch Vineyard Paso Robles 8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 HammerSky Vineyards Paso Robles 7725 Vineyard Drive; 805-239-0930 Hansen Vineyard Templeton 5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 By Appt By Appt By Appt By Appt Thu-Mon 11-5 X By Appt Daily 11-5:30 Opening August 14 Daily 11-5 Th-Su 11-5 Fr-Sun 11-5

Cinquain Cellars San Miguel By 6404 Independence Ranch Pl; 805 400-5978 Appt CLAUTIERE VNYD Paso Robles 1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789 Clavo Cellars Templeton 315 South Main St; 805-226-0174 Clayhouse Wines Paso Robles 849 13th St; 805 238-7055 Clos Solene Wines Paso Robles 805 296-0478 Croad Vineyards Paso Robles 3550 Vinedo Robles Ln; 805 226-9899 Cypher Winery Templeton 3750 Hwy 46 West; 805 237-0055 DAnbino Cellars Paso Robles 710 Pine St; 805-227-6800 Daou Vineyards Paso Robles 2777 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805 226-5460 Dark Star Cellars Paso Robles 2985 Anderson Rd; 805-237-2389 Th-Mo 12-5 Daily 12-5 Su-Th 11-6 Fr-Sa 12-7 By appt Thu-Mon 11-5 Daily 11-6 Thu-Mon 11-6 Daily 11-5 Fr-Su 10:30-5

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Harmony Cellars Harmony Sum 10-5:30 3255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805 927-1625 Win 10-5 Hearst Ranch San Simeon 442 SLO San Simeon Rd; 805 927-4100 HEARTHSTONE Paso Robles 5070 Vineyard Dr; 805 238-2544 Daily 11-5 Thu-Mon 11-5

Denner Vineyards & Winery Paso Robles 5414 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-4287 By appt Derby Wine Estates Paso Robles 5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300 Doce Robles Paso Robles 2023 Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766 Domaine Degher Paso Robles 8650 Centra Rd ; 805 296-2562 Fr-Mo 11-5 Daily 10-5:30 By Appt

Herman Story Wines Paso Robles Thu-Sun 11-4 1227 Paso Robles St; 805-237-2400 or by appt Hidden Oak Templeton 4671 South El Pomar; 805 237-9315 Hope Family Wines Paso Robles 1585 Live Oak Road; 805 238-4112 Hug Cellars Paso Robles 2323 Tuley Rd; 805-226- 8022 HUNT CELLARS Paso Robles 2875 Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600 J&J Cellars San Miguel 2850 Ranchita Canyon; 805-467-2891 J Dusi Wines Paso Robles 1401 Hwy 46 West; 805 451-7944 Fr-Sun 11-5 Fr-Sa 10-4 Daily 11-5 & By Appt X Daily 10:30-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Wed-Mon 11-5

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CALCAREOUS Paso Robles 3430 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289 Caliza Winery Paso Robles 2570 Anderson Rd; 805-237-1480 Caparone Winery Paso Robles 2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827 Carina Cellars Paso Robles 3525 Adelaida Rd; 805-252-0860

DONATI FAMILY VNYD Templeton Daily 2720 Oak View Rd; 805-238-0676 10-5 Donatoni Winery Paso Robles 3225 Township Rd; 805-226-0620 Dover Canyon Winery Paso Robles 4520 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0101 Dubost Winery Paso Robles 9988 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-226-8463 Sa-Su 12-5 or by appt Th-Su 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5

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Dunning Vineyards Estate Paso Robles 1953 Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Th-Mo 11-5

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J. LOHR VNYDS & WINES Daily 6169 Airport Rd, Paso Robles; 805-239-8900 10-5 J. Paul Rosilez Paso Robles 4889 Dry Creek Rd; 805-226-0550 Jack Creek Cellars Templeton 5265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283 Jada Winery Paso Robles 5620 Vineyard Dr; 805 226-4200 Justin Winery Paso Robles 11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 238-6932 Kaleidos Paso Robles 3770 Willow Creek; 805 226-0828 Kenneth Volk Paso Robles 2485 Hwy 46W; 805 237-7896 Kiamie Wine Cellars Paso Robles 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805 226-8333 Kukkula Templeton 9515 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 227-0111 LAventure Winery Paso Robles 2815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588 Lago Giuseppe Templeton 8345 Green Valley Rd, 46 W; 805-237-7300 Laraneta Vynds Templeton 2602 Templeton Rd; 805 434-5090 Le Cuvier Paso Robles 3333 Vine Hill Lane; 800-549-4764 Daily 11-5 Th-Mo 11-4:30 or by appt Daily 11-5 Daily 10-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Daily 10:30-5 Open daily 11-5 X Fri-Sun 11-5 Th-Su 11-4 or by appt By Appt By Appt Daily 11-5 X X

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Paso Port Wine Co in Steinbeck Vnyds Thu-Mon 5940 Union Rd, Paso Robles; 805 239-2229 11-5 Paso Robles Wine Club Paso Robles 800 Pine St, Ste 101; 866-238-6400 Daily 10-6

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SCULPTERRA WINERY Paso Robles Daily 5015 Linne Road, 805-226-8881 10-5 Sextant Wines Paso Robles 2324 W. Hwy 46, 805 542-0133 Shadow Run Vineyard Paso Robles 2720 La Panza Rd, 805 227-0554 Shale Oak Winery Paso Robles 3235 Oakdale Rd, 805-239-4800 Daily 10-5 Fri-Sun 10:30-5 Thu-Mon 10-5 X

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Paso Underground Paso Robles Fri-Sat 1-7, Sun 1-5 1140 Pine St; 805-237-0799 or by appt PEACHY CANYON Paso Robles 1480 N. Bethel Rd; 805-239-1918 Pear Valley Paso Robles 4900 Union Road; 805 237-2861 Penman Springs Paso Robles 1985 Penman Springs Dr; 805-237-7959 Per Cazo Cellars Paso Robles 5325 Vineyard Dr; 805 227-4949 Pianetta Paso Robles 829 13th St; 805-226-4005 Pipestone Paso Robles 2040 Niderer Rd; 805-227-6385 Pithy Little Wine Co Paso Robles 1244 Pine St, Ste B; 805-546-1059 Daily 10-5:30 Daily 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-5 By Appt Sun-Thurs 12-6 Fri-Sat 11-7 X Th-Mo 11-5 Mo-Fr 12-6 Sa 11-6, Su 11-5

Sharps Hill Poured at Vinoteca, Paso Robles 835 12th St; 805 227-7154 Mo-Th 4-9, Fri & Sa 4-11

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SILVER HORSE WINERY 2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel 805-467-WINE Open Thursday-Sunday 11-5 or by appointment
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Stacked Stone Cellars Paso Robles 1525 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7872 Stanger Vineyards Paso Robles 7970 Vineyard Drive; 805 238-4777 5225 Hwy 41, Creston Starr-Ranch Paso Robles 9320 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 227-0144 Steinbeck Paso Robles 5940 Union Rd; 805 238-1854 Still Waters Vineyards Paso Robles 2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231 SUMMERWOOD Paso Robles 2175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365 Tablas Creek Paso Robles 9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231 TACKITT FAMILY San Miguel 6640 Von Dollen Rd; 805 467-9490

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POALILLO VINEYARDS Paso Robles Daily 7970 Vineyard Drive; 805-238-0621 11-5 POMAR JUNCTION Templeton 5036 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-238-9940 Pozo Valley Santa Margarita 2200 El Camino Real; 805-438-3375 Pretty Smith San Miguel 13350 River Rd; 805-467-3104 Proulx Paso Robles 5424 Vineyard Drive; 805-226-2800 Rabbit Ridge Paso Robles 1172 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3331 Daily 11-5 Fr-Su 12-5 Fr-Su 11-5 Thu-Mon 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-5

LE VIGNE WINERY Paso Robles Sun-Th 11-5 5115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 Fri-Sat 11-6 X Linne Calodo Paso Robles 3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 Locatelli San Miguel 8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 By Appt Fr-Su 1l-4

Loma Linda Vineyards Paso Robles By 5155 Rancho La Loma Linda Dr; 805 227-7172Appt Lone Madrone Paso Robles 5800 Adelaida Rd; 805-238-0845 Maloy ONeill Paso Robles 5725 Union Rd; 805 238-6430 Daily 10:30-5 Daily 10-5

Ranchita Canyon Vnyd San Miguel Fri-Mon 3439 Ranchita Canyon Road; 805 467-9448 11-5 Rangeland Wines Paso Robles 10425 Klau Mine Road; 805 674-9232 Red Soles Paso Robles 3230 Oakdale Rd; 805-226-9898 Rio Seco Paso Robles 4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884 RiverStar Vineyards San Miguel 7450 Estrella Rd; 805 467-0086 RN Estate Winery Paso Robles 7986 North River Rd; 805 610-9802 ROBERT HALL Paso Robles 3443 Mill Rd; 805-239-1616 Rockin R Wine Paso Robles 8500 Union Rd, Ste C; 805 835-8529 Rocky Creek Cellars Templeton 8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919 ROTTA WINERY Templeton 250 Winery Road; 805-237-0510 Roxo Port Cellars Paso Robles 6996 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-1600 San Antonio Winery Paso Robles 2610 Buena Vista; 805 226-2600 San Marcos Creek Paso Robles 7750 North Hwy 101; 805-467-9260 Sarzotti Winery Templeton 180 Bella Ranch Rd; 805 226-2022 By Appt Daily 11-5 Daily 11-5 Thu-Mon 11-5 By Appt Daily Win 10-5 Sun 10-6 X Fri-Sun 11-5 Daily 11-5 Daily 10:30-5:30 Daily 11-5 Daily 10-6 Daily 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-5 or by appt

Tassajara Cellars San Miguel Fri-Sun 11-5 In the barrel room at Silver Horse; 805-239-8511 Terry Hoage Paso Robles 870 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2083 Thacher Winery Paso Robles 8355 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0087 Tobin James Cellars Paso Robles 8950 Union Rd; 805-239-2204 Tolo Cellars Paso Robles 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-2282 Treana Winery Paso Robles 1585 Live Oak Rd; 805 238-4112 Turley Wine Cellars Templeton 2900 Vineyard Dr; 805-434-1030 Twilight Cellars San Juan Bautista 110 Orchard Hill Rd; 805-238-7143 Th-Mo 11-4 Th-Mo 11-5 or by appt Daily 10-6 Thu-Mon 11-5 or by appt Fr-Sa 10-4 Daily 9-5 Thur-Sun 11-5

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MICHAEL GILL CELLARS Paso Robles Sat-Sun 11-5 4125 Peachy Cyn Rd; 805-239-1668 Midnight Cellars Paso Robles 2925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904 Minassian-Young Paso Robles 4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571 Win Daily 10-5 Sum Daily 10-5:30 Th-Mo 11-5

Mitchella Vineyard Paso Robles Thu-Su 12-5 2525 Mitchella Ranch Way; 805 239-8555 or by appt MONDO CELLARS Paso Robles 3260 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 226-2925 Moonstone Cellars Cambria 801 Main St, Suite C; 805-927-9466 Nadeau Family Vintners Paso Robles 3860 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-3574 Niner Wine Estate Paso Robles 2400 Highway 46 West; 805-239-2233 OPOLO VINEYARDS Paso Robles 7110 Vineyard Dr; 805-238-9593 Oso Libre Winery Paso Robles 7383 Vineyard Dr; 805 238-3378 Parrish Family Paso Robles 1220 Park St; 805 286-4028 Daily 11-6 Daily 11-5 Fr-Su 11-5 Daily 10-5 Daily 10-5 Wed-Mon 11-5 Th-Mo 1-6:30 Fr-Sa 1-7:30

VENTEUX VINEYARDS Templeton Daily 1795 Las Tablas Rd; 805-369-0127 10-5 Veris Cellars Templeton 1266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319 Win 11-5 Sum 11-6 X

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Via Vega Vnyd & Winery Paso Robles Fr-Sa 11-5 2378 Adobe Rd; 805-423-2190 or By Appt Victor Hugo Winery Templeton 2850 El Pomar Dr; 805-434-1128 Villicana Winery Paso Robles 2725 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-9456 By Appt Th-Su 11-5

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Luis Wine Bar San Luis Obispo Mo-Th 3-11, Fr 3-12 1021 Higuera; 805-762-4747 Sa 12-2, Su 12-11 Margerum Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys 911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10

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VILLA SAN-JULIETTE San Miguel Daily 6385 Cross Canyon Rd; 805 550-0522 11-5 VINA ROBLES Paso Robles 3700 Mill Rd; 805-227-4812 Vines on the Marycrest Paso Robles 5050 Mustard Creek Rd; 805 237-0378 Vista Del Rey Paso Robles 7340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 WCP Cellars Paso Robles 7340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 Westberg Cellars Paso Robles 1140 Pine St; 805 238-9321 Sum 10-6 Win 10-5 Fri-Sat 11-5 Sun 10-4 Su 11-5 By Appt Fri 2-6, Sat 12-6 Sun 12-4 3rd weekend 12-4 or by appt

FIRESTONE VNYDS Los Olivos 5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 Daily 11-5 X Foxen Vineyard Santa Maria 7200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-4251 Daily 11-4

Monterey Street Wine Co San Luis Obispo 1255 Monterey St; 805-541-1255 Tue-Wed 1:30-7, Thu-Sat 1:30-9 X Morovino Avila Beach Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 12-5 76 Landing Passage; 805-627-1443 Fri-Sat 12-6 X X NADIA Arroyo Grande 453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 Peloton Cellars Avilia Beach 470 Front St; 805-627-1080 Phantom Rivers Arroyo Grande 211 E. Branch St; 805-481-WINE Daily 11-5 Mon, Thu, Sat 12-6 Fri 12-8, Sun 11-4 Sun-Thu 12-5 Fri 12-9, Sat 12-7 By Appt Daily 12-5 X X X X X X

Kenneth Volk Vineyards Santa Maria 5230 Tepusquet Rd; 805-938-7896 Daily 10:30-4:30 X X X X X X Koehler Los Olivos 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 La Fentre Santa Maria 2717 Aviation Way; 310-977-5615 Daily 10-5 By Appt

Ovene Winery Santa Maria (Tasting Room: See Solvang) 2717 Aviation Way; 714-420-2525 By Appt Presquile Wine Santa Maria 5391 Presquile Dr; 805-937-8110 Fri-Mon 10-5 By Appt

Whalebone Vineyard Paso Robles Mon-Fri 11-5 8325 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-9020 Sat-Sun 10-5:30 Wild Coyote Winery Paso Robles 3775 Adelaida Rd; 805-610-1311 Daily 11-5

Piedra Creek Winery San Luis Obispo 6425 Mira Cielo Dr; 805-541-1281 Pismo Beach Winery Pismo Beach 271 B Five Cities; 805-773-WINE

Rancho Sisquoc Santa Maria Mon-Thu 10-4 6600 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-934-4332 Fri-Sun 10-5 Riverbench Vineyards Santa Maria 6020 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8340 Daily 10-4 Sat-Sun 11:30-5 By Appt By Appt By Appt Daily 10-5

WILD HORSE WINERY Templeton Daily 1484 Wild Horse Winery Ct; 805-434-2541 11-5 Windward Vineyard Paso Robles 1380 Live Oak Rd; 805-239-2565 Zenaida Cellars Paso Robles 1550 Hwy 46 West; 805-227-0382 ZinAlley Templeton 3730 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0959 ALAPAY CELLARS Avila Beach 415 First St; 805-595-2632 Autry Cellars San Luis Obispo 5450 Edna Road; 805-546-8669 Daily 10:30-5 Daily 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Daily 10:30-6 Daily 11-5 X

Rancho Arroyo Grande Arroyo Grande 1st Sat 591 Hi Mountain Rd; 805-474-0220 11-5 Salisbury Vnyds Avila Valley 6985 Ontario Rd; 805-595-WINE Sans Liege Wines Pismo Beach 870 Price Street; 805-773-2770 Saucelito Canyon San Luis Obispo 3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-543-2111 Fri-Sun 11-6 Mon-Thu 12-6 Sun-Thur 12-6 Fri-Sat 12-8 Daily 10-5 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Sagebrush Annies Ventucopa 4211 Hwy 33; 661 766-2319 Sierra Madre Vineyard Santa Maria 2570 Prell Road; 805-922-3100 Tantara Vineyard Santa Maria 4747 Ontiveros Lane; 805-938-5051 TORRETTI FAMILY Santa Maria 2330 Westgate Rd; 805-714-0622 Tres Hermanas Winery Santa Maria 9660 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8451

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Sextant Wines/10knot Cellars SLO Mon-Fri 10-4 1653 Old Price Cnyn Rd; 866-833-WINE Sat-Sun 10-5 STEPHEN ROSS San Luis Obispo Thur-Sun 178 Suburban Rd; 805-594-1318 11-5 X TALLEY VNYDS Arroyo Grande 3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 Daily 10:30-4:30 TANGENT WINERY San Luis Obispo 5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 Daily 10-5 Taste of the Valleys San Luis Obispo Su-Th 12-9 911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Fr-Sa 12-10 TOLOSA WINERY San Luis Obispo Daily 4910 Edna Rd; 805-782-0500 11-5 Wolff Vineyards San Luis Obispo 6238 Orcutt Rd; 805-781-0448 Daily 11-5

Au Bon Climat Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys 911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 BAILEYANA ESTATE San Luis ObispoDaily 5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 10-5 BARNWOOD Arroyo Grande 453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 888-809-VINE BISHOPS PEAK Arroyo Grande 3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 Center of Effort Wine Arroyo Grande 2199 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805 782-9463 Cerro Caliente San Luis Obispo 831 A Via Esteban; 805-544-2842 Daily 11-5 Daily 10-4:30 By Appt Fr-Su 11-5

Wine Country Orcutt Thu-Sat 1-8 130 N. Broadway St, Ste A; 805-688-9339 Sun 1-6 ZACA MESA Los Olivos Daily 10-4 6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 Summer Fri-Sat till 5

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BEDFORD Los Alamos 448 Bell St; 805-344-2107 Daily 11-5 X X X X X X

CASA DUMETZ WINES Los Alamos Thu 12-7, Fri-Sat 11-7 388 Bell St, 805-344-1900 Sun 11-6 MARTIAN RANCH & VNYDS Los Alamos Daily 9110 Alisos Canyon Rd; 805-344-1804 10-5

William James Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys 911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10 Wood Winery Avila Beach 480 Front St; 805-595-9663 Open daily at 11 Fri till 8, Sat till 7 Sat-Sun 11-4 Tue-Sat 11-9 Sun 11-7 Daily 10-5

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Alexander & Wayne Los Olivos 2922 Grand Ave; 805-688-9665 Daily 11-6 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

CHAMISAL VNYDS San Luis Obispo 7525 Orcutt Rd; 805-541-9463 Daily 10-5 Claiborne & Churchill San Luis Obispo 2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd; 805-544-4066 Clesi Wines San Luis Obispo 1850 Calle Joaquin Rd; 805-286-5073 Daily 11-5 Call for hours X

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ANDREW MURRAY Los Olivos 5095 Zaca Station Rd; 805 686-9604 Ca Del GreVino Orcutt 400 E. Clark Ave; 805 937-6400 CAMBRIA WINERY Santa Maria 5475 Chardonnay Lane; 805 938-7318 X X X X X X X X X X X

ALTA MARIA VINEYARDS Los Olivos Daily 2933 Grand Ave; 805-686-1144 11-5 ANDREW MURRAY Los Olivos Tasting Room 2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Daily 11-5 Arthur Earl Los Olivos 2922 Grand Ave; 805-693-1771 Artiste Los Olivos 2948E Grand Avenue; 805 686-2626 Beckmen Vineyards Los Olivos 2670 Ontiveros; 805-688-8664 Bernat Tasted at Los Olivos Cafe 2879 Grand Ave; 805794-5217 Bin 2860 Los Olivos 2860 Grand Ave; 805 693-8537 Daily 11-6 Daily 11-5:30 Daily 11-5 Daily Sun-Thu 11-7 Fri-Sat 11-8

Cuvee Champagne Bar Avila Beach Fr 4-10, Sa 1-10 550 1st St; 805-727-4144 Su 12-7pm EDNA VALLEY VNYD San Luis Obispo 2585 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-544-5855 Daily 10-5 Kelsey See Canyon San Luis Obispo 1947 See Canyon Rd; 805-595-9700 Kynsi Winery Arroyo Grande 2212 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805-544-8461 LAETITIA VNYD Arroyo Grande 453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 Daily 11-5:30 X Th-Mo 11-5 Daily 11-5

Core Wine Orcutt Wed 1-5, Thu 4-5, Fri 1-8, Sat 12-6 145 S. Gray Street, Ste 103; 805 937-1600 Sun 12-5 X COSTA DE ORO Santa Maria 1331 S. Nicholson Ave; 805-922-1468 Cottonwood Canyon Santa Maria 3940 Dominion Rd; 805 937-1600 Demetria Los Olivos 6701 Foxen Canyon R; 805 686-2345 Daily 11-6 Fri till 8 Daily 10-5 By Appt X X X X

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Blair Fox Cellars Los Olivos 2902 San Marcos Ave, B; 805 691-1678 Brander Vineyard Los Olivos 2401 Refugio Rd; 805- 688-2455

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Melville Vineyard Lompoc 5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030 MONTEMAR WINES Lompoc 1501 E Chesnut Ct, Ste. E; 805-735-5000 Moretti WIne Company Lompoc 1595 E Chestnut Ave; (805) 735-4400 Mosby Winery Buellton 9496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415

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Verdad & Ethan at Qup Tasting Room in Los Olivos 2963 B Grand Ave; 805-686-4200 Daily 11-5 William James Cellars 2356 Alamo Pintado Ave, 805-478-9412 Alma Rosa Buellton 7250 Santa Rosa; 805-688-9090 Ampelos Cellars Lompoc 312 N 9th Street, 805-736-9957 Daily 11:30-5 Daily 11-4:30 Thur-Sun 11-5

Brophy Clark Cellars at Los Olivos Tasting Room 2905 Grand Ave; 805-929-4830 Daily 11-6 BYRON VNYD Los Olivos Tasting Room 2367 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805 938-7365 Daily 11-5 Carhartt Vineyard Los Olivos 2990A Grand Ave; 805-688-0685 CARINA CELLARS Los Olivos 2900 Grand Ave, A; 805-688-2459 CIMARONE Los Olivos 2982 Grand Ave; 805-688-8011 Daily 11-5 Daily 11-5 Thu-Sun 11-5

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New Vineland/Pierdrassi Lompoc 1501 E Chestnut Ave; 805 736-6784 Pali Wine Co. Lompoc 1036 W Aviation Dr; 805 736-7200 Palmina Lompoc 1520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030 Point Concepcin Wines Lompoc 1601 W. Central Ave; 805-588-1545 Prodigal Wines Buellton 92 Second St, A; 805-688-0476 Samsara Lompoc 1500 East Chestnut Ct; 805-331-2292 Sanford Winery Lompoc 5010 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-735-5900 SCOTT CELLARS Lompoc 316 North F St; 805 736-6161 STOLPMAN VYNDS Lompoc 1700-B Industrial Way; 805-736-5000

ARCADIAN WINERY Lompoc Mon-Thur 11-4:30 1515 E Chestnut Ave, Ste B; 805-737-3900 Fri-Sun 11-6 AVANT Buellton 35 Industrial Way; 805 686-9400 Babcock Winery Lompoc 5175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455 Brewer-Clifton Lompoc 329 N. F St; 805-735-9184 Thur-Sun 11-8 X Sum 10:30-5 Win 10:30-4 Fri-Sun 11-4

CINQUE STELLA Los Olivos Thu-Mon 11-5 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave, Ste 102; 805-686-4101 Consilience Los Olivos 2923 Grand Ave; 805-691-1020 COQUELICOT Los Olivos 2884 Grand Ave; 805-688-1500 Daniel Gehrs Winery Los Olivos 2939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 DRAGONETTE Los Olivos 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-693-0077 Epiphany Cellars Los Olivos 2963 Grand Ave; 866-354-9463 E&T WINES Los Olivos 2901C Grand Ave; 805-688-6081 Evans Ranch Los Olivos 2901 Grand Ave; 805 688-0558 FIRESTONE VNYD Los Olivos 5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 Kaena Wine Los Olivos 2890 Grand Avenue; 805-451-6037 Daily 11-5 Daily 11-5 Sat 10-5 Daily 10-6 Win till 5 Thu-Mon 11-5 Daily 11- 5:30 Thur-Mon 11:30- 5 Daily 10-5 Daily 10-5 Daily 11-5

Clos Pepe at Taste of Sta Rita Hills Thu-Sun 1505 E. Chestnut Ave, Lompoc; 805 735-8774 11-5 Cold Heaven Cellars Buellton 92 Second Street, A; 805 686-1343 DAlfonso Curran Lompoc 4457 Santa Rosa Rd, 805 739-WINE DVine Lompoc 107 Ocean Ave; 805 735-8771 Fri-Mon 12-5 By Appt

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Dierberg Estate/Star Lane Lompoc 1280 Drum Canyon Rd; 866-652-8430

STANDING SUN WINERY Buellton Thu-Mon 11-5 92 2nd St #D; 805-691-9413 & by appt Sweeny Canyon Buellton 805-688-2415 By Appt

FIGUEROA MTN BREWERY Lompoc Mo-Th 4-9 45 Industrial Way; 805 694-2252 Fr-Su 11-9 X Fiddlehead Cellars Lompoc 1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 805 742-0204 Thur-Sun 12-5

TASTE OF STA RITA HILLS Lompoc Thu-Sun 1505 E Chestnut Ave; 805 735-8774 11-5 Thorne Wines Buellton, poured at Avant Thur-Sun 35 Industrial Way; 805 686-0911 11-8 X TRANSCENDENCE Lompoc 313 North F Street; 805-689-5258 TURIYA WINES Lompoc 313 North F Street; 805-478-7016 Tyler Winery Lompoc 300 N. 12th Street Unit 4A; 805 769-4639 ZOTOVICH Lompoc 300 N 12th St, Unit 1D; 805 736-1600 Fri-Sun 11-4 By Appt Fri-Sun 11-5 Thur-Sun 10-4 Su-Th 12-9 Fr-Sa 12-10

Lane Tanner Wines at Los Olivos Tasting Room 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-6 LARNER VNYD & WINERY Los Olivos 2900 Grand Ave; 805-688-8148 Thu-Mon 11-5 Longoria Wines Los Olivos 2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637 Daily 11-4:30

Flying Goat Cellars Lompoc Thur-Mon 1520 East Chestnut Court; 805 736-9032 11-4 FOLEY ESTATES Lompoc 6121 East Hwy 246; 805-737-6222 Harrison-Clarke Lompoc 805-686-0850 Daily 10-5 By Appt

Hitching Post Wines at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton 406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676 Daily from 4pm X Huber Cellars Lompoc 4892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 JALAMA WINES Lompoc 308 North 9th St, C; 805-735-8937 JOSEPH BLAIR Lompoc 1501 E Chestnut Ave; 805-735-8937 Ken Brown Wines Buellton 70 Industrial Way; 805-448-3791 Lafond Vineyard Buellton 6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921 LA MONTAGNE WINERY Lompoc 1509 E Chesnut Ave; 805 291-6643 La Vie Vnyds Lompoc 308 North 9th Street, D ; 805 291-2111 Longoria Wines Lompoc 1700 Industrial Way, A; 805 759-4637 LORING / CARGASACCHI Buellton 420 E Hwy 246; 805-691-1300 Fri-Sun 11-5 & By Appt Fri-Sun 12-5 & By Appt Fri-Sun 12-5 & By Appt By Appt Daily 10-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-4:30 Thu-Mon 10-5 X X X X X X X X X

LOS OLIVOS Los Olivos Tasting Room 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-5 QUP WINE at Qup Tasting Room in Los Olivos 2963 Grand Ave, Ste B; 805-686-4200 Daily 11-5 Reeves Ranch Vineyard Santa Ynez 4000 W. Oak Trail Rd; 805 688-7245 Saarloos & Sons Los Olivos 2971 Grand Ave; 805 688-1200 STOLPMAN VNYDS Los Olivos 2434 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-688-0400 Tensley/Lea Wines Los Olivos 2900 Grand Ave, Suite B ; 805-688-6761 By Appt Daily 11-6 Daily 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-5

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Au Bon Climat at Taste of the Valleys 1672 Mission Drive; 805 937-9801 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Baehner-Fournier Vineyard tasted at Wandering Dog 1539 Mission Dr, Solvang; 805-688-7118 Daily 11-7 Blackjack Ranch Solvang 2205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412 BUTTONWOOD WINERY Solvang 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-3032 CARIVINTAS WINERY Solvang 476 First St; 805 693-4331 Th-Mo 11-5 Daily 11-5 Mon-Thur 12-7 Fri-Sun 11-7

Tercero Wines Los Olivos Thu-Mon 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave, Ste 104; 805-245-9584 12-5 TESSA MARIE at E&T Wines Thur-Mon 2901C Grand Ave, Los Olivos; 805-688-6081 11:30- 5 TORETTI FAMILY Los Olivos Thur-Mon 2933 San Marcos Ave, Ste 101; 805-688-8002 12-5:30

Casa Cassara Solvang Mon, Wed,Thu 12-6:30 1607 Mission Dr, Ste 112; 805-688-8691 Fri-Sun 11-6:30 X X Dascomb Cellars Solvang Mon, Thu, Fri 2-7 1659 Copenhagen Dr, C; 805 691-9175 Sat-Sun 12-7 Gioia - Solvang 805 689-7219 By Appt

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Harrison Clarke Wine - Solvang 2825 Tapadero Rd; 805 686-0850 LINCOURT VINEYARDS Solvang 1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554 LIONS PEAK VNYDS Solvang 1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 Lucas & Lewellen Solvang 1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 Mission Meadow Solvang 1659 Copenhagen Dr, 805 693-1344 Presidio Vineyard Solvang 1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585 Rideau Vineyard Solvang 1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717 Royal Oaks Solvang 1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 Rusack Vineyard Solvang 1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278 Sevtap Winery Solvang 1576 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-9200 Shoestring Winery Solvang 800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612

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Roblar Winery Santa Ynez 3010 Roblar Ave; 805-686-2603 Sunstone Santa Ynez 125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463 Vogelzang Vineyard Happy Canyon 805 568-0900 Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara 813 Anacapa St; 805 966-9463

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Herzog Wine Cellars Oxnard 3201 Camino Del Sol; 805-938-1560

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Labrynth Winery Ventura Wed-Sun 11:30-8 607 East Main St, Ste D; 805-585-2238 Magnavino Cellars Downtown Oxnard 961 N. Rice Ave; 805 938-2500 Ojai Beverage Co. & Tasting Rm Ojai 655 E. Ojai Ave; 805 646-1700 Old Creek Ranch Winery Ojai Valley 10024 Old Creek Rd; 805-649-4132 Rancho Ventavo Cellars Oxnard 741 South A Street, 805 483-8084 Sat-Sun 11-6 Daily 10-9 Daily 11-5 Fri-Sun 11-6 And By Appt

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Carr - The Barrel Room Santa Barbara Daily 11-6 414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985 Thu-Sat 11-8 CONWAY FAMILY at Deep Sea Daily 11-7 217 G Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara; 805 618-1185 CORKS N CROWNS Santa Barbara 32 Anacapa St; 805-845-8600 Cottonwood Canyon Santa Barbara 224 Anacapa St, Ste 1A; 805-963-1221 Daily 11-6 Thu-Mon 10:30-6 X

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Jaffurs Wine Cellars Santa Barbara Win Fri-Mon 11-5 819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 Sum Daily 11-5 Kalyra by the Sea Santa Barbara 212 State St; 805-695-8606 Kunin Wines Santa Barbara 28 Anacapa St, Suite A; 805 963-9633 Margerum Santa Barbara 813 Anacapa St; 805 966-9463 Municipal Wine Co Santa Barbara 28 Anacapa Street; 805 931-6864 Oreana Winery Santa Barbara 205 Anacapa St; 805-962-5857 Santa Barbara Winery Santa Barbara 202 Anacapa St; 805-963-3633 Mo-Th 12-7 Fr-Su 12-8 Daily 11-6 Daily Noon-6 Daily 11-6 Daily 11-5 Daily 10 - 5 Fri-Mon By Appt By Appt Daily 11-7 Fri-Sun 12-4 Mon-Thu By Appt

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Valley Vino Wine Bar & Merchant Solvang Sun-Thu 12-8 1557 Mission Dr; 805-691-9548 Fri-Sat 12-10X Viking Garden Cellars Solvang 448 Alisal Road, Suite E; 805 688-2670 Open until 9pm X X X

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Sanguis Wines Santa Barbara 8 Ashley Ave; 805 845-0920 Silver Wines Santa Barbara 724 Reddick St; 805-963-3052 Summerland Summerland 2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE Whitcraft Winery Santa Barbara 36A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-730-1680

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Central California Wines Santa Ynez Wed-Sun 12-5 3553 Sagunto St, Ste A; 805 691-4094 Fri-Sat 12-6 FONTES & PHILLIPS Santa Ynez Thu-Mon 11-5 3630 Sagunto St. Ste A1; 805 688-2200 or by appt. Gainey Vineyard Santa Ynez 3950 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0558 Happy Canyon Vnyds Santa Ynez 805-686-0850 Harrison Clarke Santa Ynez 805-892-9711 Imagine Wine Santa Ynez 3563 Numancia #103; 805-688-1769 Kalyra Winery Santa Ynez 343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864 Refugio Ranch Santa Ynez 3790 Via Rancheros; 805-686-0840 Reeves Ranch Vineyard Santa Ynez 4000 W. Oak Trail Rd; 805 688-7245 Daily 10-5 By Appt By Appt Daily 11-5 Mo-Fr 11-5 Sa-Su 10-5 By Appt By Appt X

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Bella Victorian Vineyard Camarillo We-Th 11:30-7 2135 E. Ventura Blvd; 805-383-8800 Fr-Sat11:30-8, Su 11:30-4 Camarillo Custom Crush Camarillo 300 S. Lewis Rd, Ste C; 805-484-0597 Cantara Cellars Camarillo 126 N. Wood Rd, Ste 104; 805-484-9600 Casa Barranca Ojai 208 E. Ojai Ave; 805-640-1255 Four Brix Ventura 2290 Eastman Ave #109; 805-256-6006 Giessinger Winery Fillmore 365 Santa Clara St; 805-524-5000 Sat-Sun 11-5 Wed-Sun 11-5 X X X X X X X X X X X X

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