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LORING WINE COMPANY


A Passion for Pinot Noir

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ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS


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Jump into autumn with our September issue, which dives deep
into a plethora of Central Coast wineries; offers excellent wine pairing
suggestions for chocolate and pork lovers; and details the not-to-miss
events taking place throughout the month of September.
Dont miss this months cover story, featuring the iconic Firestone
Vineyard of Santa Barbara County (page 22). Originally established
back in 1972, Firestone Vineyard was the first major estate winery
established on the Central Coast. Learn about their stunning estate,
situated in the charming town of Los Olivos, and explore their
incredible collection of terroir-driven wines.
On our cover corner this month is Villa San-Juliette
Vineyard & Winery (page 20). Discover a world of opportunity at
their magnificent estate, which features incredible cuisine to be
paired with their wonderful wines, an array of winery events in
which to participate and an exciting helicopter tour above their estate
vineyards.
When it comes to autumn wine and food pairing, Le Vigne
Winery recommends their award-winning 2012 Le Vigne Tannat
with a delicious roasted pork leg (page 26). For those looking to
satisfy their chocolate craving, look no further than Bridge Brands
Chocolates gourmet, artisan chocolates that are handcrafted to pair
perfectly with six classic varietals of wine (page 15).
If youre looking to do some winery exploration in the Paso Robles
area, you wont want to miss our feature stories on Eberle Winery
and iconic winery with a fabulous collection of award-winning
wines (page 24); J. Lohr Vineyards & Wineswhere an exclusive
portfolio of tasting room-only wines is sure to please your
palate (page 27); and San Antonio Wineryan impressive tasting
room that features an excellent wine and gift shop, a caf and a
delicious array of wines to taste from their various brands (page 40).
We have featured a few incredible events this month that you
would be remiss if you didnt attend. Dont miss the Erin Hanson
Art & Wine Tour, taking place the entire month of September at a
variety of Paso Robles tasting rooms (page 38). Also, Sunset SAVOR
the Central CoastCalifornias premier food, wine, travel and
lifestyle eventshas announced their new Strings at Sunset
Experience on September 24 (page 14). Finally, visit Solvang for their
monthly Solvang Third Wednesday, hosted on September 16, for a
fun-filled day and night of food wine, beer, music and family
festivities (page 11).

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ISSUE 9, VOLUME 8

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FEATURES
11 >> Sips & Savings on Solvangs Monthly Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk
Wednesday, September 16
13 >> RED4 Artist Series: Vina Robles Amphitheatre Welcomes Five Central
Coast Bands for Afternoon Concert
14 >> Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, Presented by Volvo, Announces
Brand New Strings at Sunset Exclusive Opening Experience
on September 24

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15 >> BRIDGE BRANDS CHOCOLATE


Gourmet, Artisan Chocolate
20 >> VILLA SAN-JULIETTE VINEYARD & WINERY
A World of Opportunity
22 >> FIRESTONE VINEYARD
The Icon of Santa Barbara County Since 1972
24 >> EBERLE WINERY
Team Spirit Soars
26 >> LE VIGNE WINERY
2012 Le Vigne Tannat Paired with Roasted Pork Leg
27 >> J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES
Innovative Wines
31 >> SLO Wine Country Unveils Six Themed Tasting Trails
35 >> LAETITIA VINEYARD & WINERY
A Father and Son Winemaking Team

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38 >> ERIN HANSON ART & WINE TOUR


Announcing an Immersive Art & Wine Tour in Paso Robles
40 >> SAN ANTONIO WINERY
An Impressive Paso Robles Tasting Room
44 >> LORING WINE COMPANY
A Passion for Pinot Noir
45 >> ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS
Rhne Inspired
62 >> SANTA BARBARA WINE COUNTRY CYCLING TOURS

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WINE REGIONS

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30 >> SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY


Paso Robles Wineries Map, 36-37
Downtown Paso Robles, 36
San Luis Obispo Wineries Map, 3 1
West Side: Peachy Canyon Winery, 39
Avila Beach Wineries, 41
42 >> SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Northern Santa Barbara County Wineries Map, 43
Buellton: Terravant The Winery Restaurant, 48
Lompoc: Jalama Wines. 49
Santa Maria: Costa de Oro, 50
Los Alamos: Martian Ranch & Vineyard, 51
Foxen Canyon: Cambria Estate Winery, 52
Los Olivos: Los Olivos Tasting Room, 54; Coquelicot Estate, 55;
Qup Winery, 56; Byron, 57
Solvang: Casa Cassara Winery & Vineyards, 58
Santa Ynez: Fontes & Phillips Winery, 60
Santa Barbara: Conway Family Wines Deep Sea Tasting Room, 61
6 3 >> VENTURA COUNTY
Ventura County Wineries Map, 63
Ventura: Cantara Cellars, 64

REGULARS
1 2 >> WINEOLOGY By Len Napolitano
Whats happening at a winery during harvest?

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1 6 >> THIS MONTH IN WINE COUNTRY


Paso Robles Area/San Luis Obispo County, 17
Santa Barbara County & Ventura County, 19
28 >> WINE COUNTRY DINING
Mamas Meatball, 29
34 >> SIX GREAT GLASSES ON THE CENTRAL COAST
66 >> WINERY LISTINGS
Paso Robles Area, 66
San Luis Obispo, 68
Santa Maria/Foxen Canyon, Los Alamos & Los Olivos, 68
Lompoc/Buellton & Solvang, 69
Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara & Ventura County, 70
>> SIGNATURE VARIETALS
San Luis Obispo County, 32
Santa Barbara County, 46
Ventura County, 63
70 >> WINE COUNTRY DEALS & DISCOUNTS
7 1 >> NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MAP

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Sips & Savings on


Solvangs Monthly
Third Wednesday
Wine & Beer Walk
Every Wednesday, year round, Solvang
hosts its monthly Solvang Third Wednesday;
the next installment of which will be held on
Wednesday, September 16. Solvang Third
Wednesday features exclusive Third
Wednesday deals at local merchants
including boutiques of all sorts, restaurants
and gourmet food purveyors; the weekly
Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market;
Solvang Third Wednesday discounts at local
hotels; and the best way to take advantage of
it all, the popular Solvang Third Wednesday
Wine & Beer Walk.
The Solvang Third Wednesday Wine &
Beer Walk is a monthly, ticketed activity (just
$20 per person), that runs from 3:00 to
7:00 p.m. every Third Wednesday. The Wine
& Beer Walk includes wine or beer tastings
at five venues of participants' choice, a logo
glass and a map to guide tasters to crowdpleasing 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; Lucky
Dogg Winery and more.
Cash-only Wine & Beer Walk tickets may
be purchased on each Solvang Third
Wednesday at Wandering Dog Wine Bar
(1539-C Mission Drive), the Olive House
(1661 Mission Drive), and Sort This Out

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Wednesday, September 16

Cellars (1636 Copenhagen Drive).


Each Solvang Third Wednesday also
features various special events, such as
sidewalk sales and seasonal shopping Cash
Mobs; free, live concerts in Solvang Park
during the summer months; a dog adoption
and all out dog-themed, dog-friendly daylong event in the fall; and the holiday
shopping fiesta, Shop, Mingle & Jingle.
Guests left weary from their day of wine,
beer, shopping, savings and fun, may take
advantage of Third Wednesday deals at some
of Solvangs best hotels, like 20% off of their
qualifying nights stay.
Held the third Wednesday of every
month, Solvang Third Wednesday is a special
promotion in partnership with the Solvang
Chamber of Commerce, encouraging
California 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 Solvang Third
Wednesday, and a complete listing of
discount offers and events, is available at
www.solvangthirdwednesday.com. Solvang
Third Wednesday is on Facebook and Twitter
at facebook.com/SolvangThirdWednesday
and twitter.com/CityOfSolvang. Free
brochures are also available at the Solvang
Visitors Center, located at 1639 Copenhagen
Drive.
For further information about the
September 16 Solvang Third Wednesday
plans, please contact Anna Ferguson-Sparks,
Stiletto Marketing, at 1-877-327-2656 or
info@stilettomarketing.com.
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Wineology

INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER

BY LEN NAPOLITANO

Whats happening at a winery during harvest?


Harvest season is defined by the months when ripe grapes start
getting picked from vines, transported to the winery and processed
into wine. It is commonly known as crush. Its a stressful time for
everyone involved, as tons of grapes arrive at the winery every hour,
and the talentand patienceof winemakers, assistant winemakers,
lab workers and seasonal interns are tested.
Prior to accepting the first batch of grapes, the winemaking team
makes sure all of the processing equipment is thoroughly clean and
in working order, all pumps and hoses rinsed and sanitized, barrels
washed and dried, and yeast and chemicals at hand. The work they
do and decisions they make during this busy period play an
important role in how their wines will perform when released to the
public some within a year, as with most white wines, or up to four
years later for some full-bodied red wines.

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The day begins at dawn to pick grapes


before temperatures get too hot and while fruit is still cool from
overnight temperatures. Everyone involved is aware that an
unexpected event could turn a years worth of effort into
disappointing results. For example, an independent grower who
decided when to pick the grapes might send the winery fruit outside
the winemakers acceptable range of ripeness. Its possible the grapes
could be rejected and the winery will have to figure out how to make
up for that loss of tonnage. If overly ripe grapes are accepted, creating
a quality wine from them might require adjustments in the
winemaking process possibly the addition of acids or application
of a different type of yeast than anticipated. Winemakers have to be
ready for all situations.
In the coolest wine-growing regions, where grapes do not always
achieve full ripeness, juice almost always needs adjusting before
fermentation unless a low-alcohol wine is desired. If state wine law
allows it, sugar is added a step called chaptalization in order to
achieve acceptable alcohol content.
If you happen to be at a winery during harvest, you will see grapes
trucked in from the vineyard, typically in white plastic bins, about
four-feet square. Bins have the capacity to carry either one-half or one
ton of grapes. Full bins of red grapes are dumped by forklift into a
machine called a destemmer-crusher, which first separates grapes
from stems and then gently crushes them to release the juices.

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Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 237-0510
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RED4 Artist Series:


Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Welcomes Five Central Coast Bands
for Afternoon Concert
Popular Central Coast favorites Tipsy Gypsies, Jill Knight, Cuesta
Ridge, Choro De Ouro and Bear Market Riot will rock the RED4
Artist Series at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Sunday, October 4,
at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $17.
Presented by Vina Robles and Big Big SLO, the afternoon will not
only celebrate local music but also Vina Robles Vineyards & Winerys
popular RED4 estate blend. RED4, also known as The Power of 4,
is an award-winning wine combining Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache
and Mourvdre into a Rhne-style blend that is more delicious than
the sum of its parts. Various food and drink specials incorporating
the Power of 4 theme will be offered throughout the day.

Bear Market Riot: Power-Folk Duo


Bear Market Riot, from California's Central Coast, blends folk,
blues and pop into an infectious acoustic vibe.

The Tipsy Gypsies: Modern Gypsy Jazz Inspired Quintet


In addition to their own prolific songwriting, the Tipsy Gypsies
cover an array of crowd-adoring icons, including Nina Simone,
Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones and Louis Armstrong. Their upbeat,
dance-inducing songwriting appeals to diverse audiences and age
demographics, from the common listener to the inscrutable jazz
aficionado.

Jill Knights Soulful Sound is Unmistakable


A native of Savannah, GA, Knight has a depth to her music that
mixes Blues, R & B and Americana that will take the listener on a
soulful, heartfelt journey. Jill has toured and shared stages with India
Arie, Shawn Colvin, David Wilcox, Michael Hedges, Phoebe Snow,
Richard Thompson, Little Feat, The Doobie Brothers and many other
top performers.

RED4 Artist Series


Spend your Sunday afternoon enjoying the RED4 Artist Series at
the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on October 4. This is a general
admission show with all tickets priced at $17, plus applicable service
charges. The Vina Robles Amphitheatre is located at 3800 Mill Road
in Paso Robles; for more information call (805) 286-3680 or visit
www.vinaroblesamphitheatre.com.
Tickets go on sale August 8 at 10:00 a.m. and are available at all
Ticketmaster outlets including Boo Boo Records in San Luis Obispo,
as well as the Vina Robles Amphitheatre box officeopen August 8
from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Vina Robles Amphitheatre box
office is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. To charge by phone, please call 800-745-3000.

Cuesta Ridge: A 6-Piece Roots & Americana Newgrass Band


Formed in 2004 on the Central Coast, their original music
combines elements of bluegrass, rock, jazz and they are known for
extensive live improvisations and tight vocal harmonies. Band
members include Toan Chau (guitar/banjo/vocals), Pat Pearson
(guitar/vocals), Dan Keller (mandolin/vocals), Allan Dick (fiddle),
Matt Reeder (bass), and Brent Vanderweide (drums/percussion).

Choro de Ouro is the Premier Choro Group on the Central Coast


Choro de Ouro, which means Weeping Gold or Tears of Gold in
Portuguese, peforms Brazilian traditional music filled with virtuosic
melodies and constant rhythm. Choro de Ouros members are Grant
Chase (bandolim/cello), Shaun Fairfield (violao 7 cordas [7 string
guitar]), RonMcCarley (flutes/piccolo/soprano sax), GrahamYates
(pandeiro/percussion) and Keegan Harshman (percussion).

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Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, Presented by


Volvo, Announces Brand New Strings at Sunset
Exclusive Opening Experience on September 24
Sunset SAVOR The Central
Coast, Californias premier food,
wine, travel and lifestyle event,
reveals details surrounding its
all-new opening night
experience, Strings at Sunset.
This highly anticipated taste
bud-tempting, gasp-worthy
kickoff will be held at Vina
Robles Amphitheatre on
Thursday, September 24th.
Featuring theatrical
performances from awardwinning artists String Theory
and DJ Violinist SPAGS, Strings
at Sunset attendees will also
enjoy wine pairings from the
2015 Sunset International Wine
Competition winners, celebrity
chef tastings and more.

Strings at Sunset
Strings at Sunset elevates
the senses and suspends reality,
sending taste buds over the
epicurean edge! The only thing
that can be expected is the
unexpected, at the new kickoff
Strings at Sunset, said Chuck
Davison, CEO of Visit San Luis
Obispo County. Strings at
Sunset transforms Vina Robles
into a food, wine and music
lovers paradise in a new and
sensational opening night,
setting the stage for the four day
epicurean extravaganza, Sunset
SAVOR the Central Coast.
Throughout the evening,
dine with celebrity chefs and
culinary personalities including
James Beard Award- winning
author of Kitchen Gypsy,
international cooking teacher
and chef, Joanne Weir, as well
as popular food blogger,
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culinary instructor and author


of Eating Up the West Coast,
Brigit Binns. Stay tuned for
more celebrity announcements!
Strings at Sunset is a cant
miss event and offers a truly
unparalleled food, wine and
musical experience. Whether
attending Sunset SAVOR The
Central Coast for the first or the
sixth time, you are in for an
evening of phenomenal and
delicious surprises, said Peggy
Northrop, Sunset Editor-inChief.
The nighttime spectacular
features visually stunning
headlining performances from
award winning artists including:
String Theorya hybrid
performance ensemble that
combines their signature
gigantic architectural harp
installations with original
music, dance and projections,
transforming the stage into a
giant musical instrument; and
SPAGS Jennifer Spingola has
been amazing audiences for
years now with her virtuosic
technique, inventive
arrangements and compelling
performance style.

and enhanced concert seating.


Volvo hosts the ultimate VIP
Ride and Drive Experience.
Guests looking for the ultimate
VIP experience are picked up in
style at the Paso Robles Inn and
will enjoy a scenic drive
through Paso Robles wine
country before arriving at
Strings at Sunset.
Strings at Sunset will be held
from 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. with VIP
Admission beginning at
5:00 p.m., and General
Admission entry at 6:00 p.m.
VIP Tickets are at $150 and
General Admission are at $85.
For tickets or more information,
visit the website at
savorthecentralcoast.com.

About Sunset
Sunset is the leading lifestyle
brand in the West. Through
magazines and books, events
and experiences, and digital and
social media, Sunset covers the
West's best flavors, destinations,
design trends, and innovations.
Sunset engages and inspires an
audience of over six million
educated, active and affluent

consumers every month


through its five regional print
editionsPacific Northwest,
Northern California, Southern
California, Southwest and
Mountainas well as via all
tablet devices and its website. In
addition to its print and digital
publication, Sunset showcases
the regions unique lifestyle and
noteworthy destinations
through its flagship events,
established home programs,
licensing partners, books and
International Wine
Competition. Sunset is
produced by Time Inc., one of
the largest media companies in
the world.

VIP Tickets
VIP tickets are limited and in
demand, VIP attendees enjoy:
Early admission to attend the
Sunset Editors VIP Reception;
red carpet arrival; celebrity chef
meet and greet, access to
exclusive Sparkle Lounge
featuring intimate seating,
delectable desserts, late harvest
wine and lots of bubbles;
Reserve Room wine tastings;

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Where to Find
Bridge Brands Chocolate
Bridge Brands Chocolate products can be
purchased at their San Francisco factory
outlet at 286 12th Street, at select retail
locations in California and online.

Products from
Bridge Brands Chocolate

BRIDGE BRANDS CHOCOLATE


Gourmet, Artisan Chocolate

Of the many gourmet, artisan chocolates,


here are a few favorites:
Chocolate Lovers Chocolate
Cocoa Vinoso
Coffee Lovers Chocolate
Tea Lovers Chocolate
Chocolate by Numbers

Ever since 1999, Bridge Brands Chocolate has been providing chocolate lovers everywhere with a
wide range of gourmet, artisan chocolates. Everybody loves chocolate, Bridge Brands Chocolates Mike
Litton states. With this in mind, this artisan chocolate company has developed niche market products
like Tea Lovers Chocolate, Coffee Lovers Chocolate and Wine Lovers Chocolateall of which
distinguish themselves from each other with unique recipes and various percentages of cacao. People
are interested in chocolate that is geared towards their interests, Litton says, which is why products
like Wine Lovers Chocolate are simply irresistible for serious wine enthusiasts.

Wine Lovers ChocolateDeveloped to Pair Pefectly with Six Iconic Varietals


Wine Lovers Chocolate was developed for wine enthusiasts who enjoy the way wine and chocolate
interact on the palate. However, not all chocolate and wine pairings are crated equalin fact, if
chocolate is too sweet, it can change the drinkability of the wine. For this reason, dark chocolate with
strong amounts of cacao were developed to synergize with the wines taste.
With Wine Lovers Chocolate, each selection possesses a specific cacao percentage that suits its
varietal pairing. Whats more, is that each of the six iconic varietalsPort, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
Syrah, Zinfandel and Pinot Noirwere tested against the chocolate by wine experts to ensure that each
pairing resulted in a high quality experience.

































 

 








 






















 















Say it with Chocolate:


Customizable Tins
One of the many unique features of Bridge
Brands Chocolate is the option to order
customizable tins, full of delectable
chocolate drops. From baby showers to
wedddings and even for private businesses
and wineries, customize your own tins for a
unique gift or resale item. Please contact
Jim Schwartz at (805) 801-1995 for inquiries.

Distinct Taste Profiles


When tasting through the Wine Lovers Chocolate collection, it is enjoyable to distinguish the subtle
nuances that make each chocolate unique. The kinds of people who appreciate the differences and
nuances in wine are the same people who appreciate the differences and nuances in chocolate, Litton
says. For instance, the chocolate suited for Zinfandel melts slowly and consistently on the tongue
especially when enjoyed at room temperature. The 72% dark chocolate drop begins to slowly dissolve,
leaving a silky texture, and the gentle bittersweet flavors coat the tongue consistently. The chocolates
natural tannins have a drying effect and an authentic natural tasteideally suited for Zinfandel.
Wine Lovers Chocolate couldnt be more aptly suited to wine enthusiasts and offers a unique pairing
experience for all who enjoy the way gourmet, artisan chocolate interacts with classic varietals of wine.
>> BY MELISSA VOGT




www.bridgebrandschocolate.com
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SEPTEMBER 4

FIRESTONE VINEYARD
Summer Concert Series
Spend your Friday evening listening to live music by the T-Bone Ramblers, while
enjoying Firestones fine selection of wines paired with cuisine from Big Toms
Backyard BBQ. 6-9:30pm, www.firestonewine.com

>>>
SEPTEMBER 8

HERZOG WINE CELLARS


This premier, weekend-filled event features the very best of the Central
Coast. Enjoy a bounty of delicious cuisine and the very best wines that the
Central Coast has to offer. Prices, dates and times vary for individual
activities. Visit www.savorcentralcoast.com for more details.

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SEPTEMBER 19

CALCAREOUS VINEYARD
Stargazing at Lloyds Lookout
Enjoy live music and wood fired pizzas from 5:30-7:30pm, then head to Lloyds
Lookout for some incredible stargazing, once the sun goes down. View the
majestic stars high above the rolling hills of Paso Robles through a high depth
telescope. Members of the Central Coast Astronomical Society will be on hand
to show guests several elements of the constellation! RSVP required.
$10, $5/Wine Club, 5:30-9:30pm, www.calcareous.com
SEPTEMBER 12
FOLEY ESTATES
Pinot Noir Release Winemaker Dinner
Join Foley Estates for an intimate four-course wine dinner, featuring
Winemaker Lonra Kreutz and the new release of Foley Estates 2013 Pinot Noirs!
Please RSVP at 805-688-3940 Ext. 5102 or email
cbennett@foleyfamilywines.com. $135, 6-10pm, www.foleywines.com

ERIN HANSON ART & WINE TOUR

CASTORO CELLARS
Beaverstock
The rumors are true... Castoro Cellars is hosting Beaverstock again!
Beaverstock 2015 will feature two days of wine-loving, peace and music in the
vineyard! There will be a great lineup or musicians and artists, so get your
tickets today! 2 day pass is $50, www.castorocellars.com

Experience this month-long art and wine event, leading up to Erin Hansons
2015 Exhibition at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles. Fifteen local Paso Robles
wineries are participating in the tour and will display Erin Hanson oil paintings
all month. The Wine Line will also be offering a special guided tour. Enjoy this
unique cultural experience and enter raffles with prizes ranging from an original
painting to Erin Hanson prints and books. www.erinhanson.com

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This premier, weekend-filled event features the very best of the Central Coast.
Enjoy a bounty of delicious cuisine and the very best wines that the Central
Coast has to offer. Prices, dates and times vary for individual
activities. On Saturday and Sunday, experience the main event,which invites
you to enjoy an epicurean and adventure playgroundtaste, sip and indulge. The
historic Santa Margarita Ranch is the perfect setting for this two day, main
event extravaganza, showcasing celebrity and master chefs, Sunset experts,
brew masters, as well as local fishermen and artisanal food producers from
throughout California. Visit www.savorcentralcoast.com for more details.

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ONGOING IN SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 24-27
Sunset Savor the Central Coast
This premier, weekend-filled event features the very best of the Central
Coast. Enjoy a bounty of delicious cuisine and the very best wines that the
Central Coast has to offer. Prices, dates and times vary for individual
activities. Visit www.savorcentralcoast.com for more details.

ARROYO GRANDE
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 new
flavor and watch it being made. 805-474-4068, www.docburnsteins.com
ONGOING SATURDAYS
Arroyo Grande Farmers Market
Farm fresh produce & flowers, art show and live entertainment in the Arroyo
Grande City Hall parking lot at 214 East Branch Street. 12-2:30pm
805-473-2250, www.arroyograndevillage.org
SEPTEMBER 5, 6, 19, 26 & 27

LAETITIA VINEYARDS & WINERY


Live Music
Enjoy live music while you sip on Laetitia & Nadia wines. Bring a picnic and
stay for a game of bocce! 1-4pm, www.laetitiawine.com
SEPTEMBER 19

LAETITIA VINEYARDS & WINERY


Pinot & Paella
Enjoy a casual summer afternoon on the Laetitia Estate House lawn, where
Laetitia features various seasonal paellas prepared outdoors by a local chef
alongside Laetitia & Nadia wines for a perfect al fresco summer meal.
5:30-7pm, $45, $40/Wine Club, wineclub@laetitiawine.com
www.laetitiawine.com

SEPTEMBER 26 & OCTOBER 31

CALCAREOUS VINEYARD
Stargazing at Lloyds Lookout

Local artist, Nancy Pharis, will be featured for the month of September in the
Castoro Gallery. She will be exhibiting art inspired by the Templeton scenery,
using water color and oil on canvas. 10am-5:30pm, www.castorocellars.com

Enjoy live music and wood fired pizzas from 5:30-7:30pm,


then head to Lloyds Lookout for some incredible stargazing, once
the sun goes down. View the majestic stars high above the rolling hills
of Paso Robles through a high depth telescope.
Members of the Central Coast Astronomical Society will be on hand
to show guests several elements of the constellation.
RSVP required. $10, $5/Wine Club, 5:30-9:30pm, www.calcareous.com

ONGOING WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30

CALCAREOUS VINEYARD
Wine Down Wednesdays
Enjoy a food and wine pairing menu, a glass of wine or a bottle of wine, while
watching the beautiful sunset and listening to live music. 5-7:30pm
www.calcareous.com
SEPTEMBER 1-30

Erin Hanson Art & Wine Tour


Experience this month-long art and wine event, leading up to Erin Hansons
2015 Exhibition at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles. Fifteen local Paso
Robles wineries are participating in the tour and will display Erin Hanson oil
paintings all month. The Wine Line will also be offering a special guided tour.
Visitors will not only be able to be a part of a unique cultural experience but
have the opportunity to enter raffles with prizes ranging from an original
painting to Erin Hanson prints and books. www.erinhanson.com
SEPTEMBER 4 & 18
Train Wreck Fridays at Pomar Junction
Enjoy live music and a beautiful summer sunset over the vineyard and rollling
hills. Celebrate the end of the week and unwind with Pomar Junction's award
winning wines. Wines available to purchase by the bottle or glass. Food
available for purchase or bring your own food! 9/4: The Bellmores.
9/18: Truth About Seafood. 5:30-8pm, www.pomarjunction.com
SEPTEMBER 5
46 West Wineries Harvest Block Party at Tooth and Nail Winery
Celebrate the Harvest with the Highway 46 West Wineries, at Tooth and Nail
Winery. This block party will include wine tasting with the member wineries of
the 46 West in a casual 'mini-wine festival' atmosphere, along with great
grub and rockin' live music to dance the night away to. $45, 6:30-9pm
www.paso46westwineries.com
SEPTEMBER 5 & 12

TALLEY VINEYARDS
Robbie Robins Olive Oil Tasting
Visit the tasting room and sample wonderful olive oils and balsamic produced
locally by Robbie Robins. 1-4pm, www.talleyvineyards.com

CAYUCOS/CAMBRIA/MORRO
ONGOING
Hearst Castle Tours
Led by an experienced guide, tour Hearst Castle and encounter the majesty
and beauty of this historical treasure. 800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.org

PASO ROBLES
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
Lunch at Burbank Ranch
Enjoy a charming menu of sandwiches all paired with award winning wines.
Take in breathtaking views and enjoy a relaxing lunch on the patio with a little
music and wine. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. $13-$17. 11am
www.burbankranch.com
ONGOING SATURDAYS

PELLETIERE ESTATE
Live Music
Indulge in delicious Italian style wines and live music on the patio by Kenny
Taylor Band. 2-5pm, www.pelletiere.com
SEPTEMBER 5, 6, 12 & 26

PEACHY CANYON WINERY


Live Music
Enjoy an afternoon of live music and great Peachy Canyon wine. 1-4pm
www.peachycanyon.com
SEPTEMBER 12
Blending Party at Red Soles Winery
Join your fellow Red Soles wine lovers as they compete for the Club Members
Blend. Meet at the barrel room, where there will be tables ready to go with
unmarked bottles of wine, beakers, notepads and pens. It is up to you and
your team to create your favorite blend and hope that it wins it all! Bring your
discriminating palate. Gourmet lunch will also be served. 12-2pm
www.redsoleswinery.com
SEPTEMBER 19

HEARTHSTONE VINEYARD & WINERY


Rack of Lamb Dinner

Every 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 & tastings available. 1-4pm, 805-227-4812, www.vinarobles.com

Enjoy tender rack of lamb alongside dishes chosen to accompany new and
allocated wine releases. This dinner is for club members only as seats are
extremely limited. $80, 5-8pm, www.hearthstonevineyard.com

SEPTEMBER 19

EBERLE WINERY
Full Boar Fiesta
Join Eberle Winery for authentic tacos, live music and their classic
Full Boar red wine! Enjoy a serenading acoustic guitar and dinner while
overlooking the beautiful estate vineyards and the scenic mountain range.
After, dance the night away to the upbeat Tres Mojitos!
RSVP to events@eberlewinery.com or
call 805-238-9607. $50, 6:30pm, www.eberlewinery.com
SEPTEMBER 19

WILD HORSE WINERY


Live Music
Dulcie Taylor returns to Wild Horse Winery.
Enjoy live music and Wild Horse wine.
1-4pm, www.wildhorsewinery.com
SEPTEMBER 19-20

CASTORO CELLARS
Beaverstock
The rumors are true... Castoro Cellars is hosting Beaverstock again!
Beaverstock 2015 will feature two days of wine-loving,
peace and music in the vineyard! There will be a great lineup or
musicians and artists, so get your tickets early.
2 day pass is $50, www.castorocellars.com
SEPTEMBER 26 & OCTOBER 10

CALCAREOUS VINEYARD
Summer Concert Series at Calcareous
Rock out on top of the world at the Calcareous Summer Concert Series.
Take in the beautiful Paso Robles evenings with great wine and
live music by James Sweet Water Trio.
Enjoy gourmet food and wine pairings, available for purchase.
$15, $10/Wine Club, 6-8:30pm, www.calcareous.com
SEPTEMBER 26

WILD HORSE WINERY


Wine Cruise on Morro Bay
Join Wild Horse Winery for a cruise on Morro Bay!
Enjoy a five-course meal, paired with Wild Horse wines.
Please RSVP. $95, $85/Wine Club Members www.wildhorsewinery.com
SEPTEMBER 27

CASTORO CELLARS
Lazy Locals End of Summer Celebration
Send off the warm weather while enjoying the sounds of Resination.
Wine will be available for purchase by glass or bottle.
Bring a picnic or purchase a lunch and spend the afternoon with Castoro!
1-4pm, www.castorocellars.com
OCTOBER 2 & 16
Train Wreck Fridays at Pomar Junction
Enjoy live music and a beautiful summer sunset over the vineyard and rollling
hills. Wine/food available for purchase 5:30-8pm, www.pomarjunction.com

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BRECON ESTATE
Harvest Festival Winemaker Dinner

J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES


Harvest Wine Weekend Lobster Feed
Join in on the fun and throw on your bib for this lobster feed! Cahoots
Catering will provide all the traditional feed fixinslobster, prawns, clams,
corn on the cob, artichokes and more! Select J. Lohr wines will be served.
Please RSVP by calling 805-239-8900 or emailing kim@jlohr.com. $85
$75/Wine Club, 6:30-8:30pm, www.jlohr.com
OCTOBER 16

EBERLE WINERY
Harvest Festival Dinner

HEARTHSTONE VINEYARD & WINERY


Signature Lamb Burgers

Eberle will be hosting a delicious winemaker dinner in the Wild Boar Room in
the wine caves. With a dynamic menu reflecting the region's local abundance,
Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Lounge will be treating guests to
appetizers and a delicious four-course meal. Please RSVP by calling
(805) 238-9607. 6:30pm, $150, $120/Wine Club, www.eberlewinery.com
OCTOBER 16-17

OPOLO VINEYARDS
Harvest Festival
On Friday and Saturday at 5:30pm, roll up your pants and get ready to stomp!
In between grape stomping, ethnic-folk dancing, gypsy serenades and wine,
Opolo will be treating you to some fine food. The menu will include whole
roasted lamb, Sarma, chicken, pork and more ($99, $89/Wine Club).
On Saturday and Sunday, visit for wine tasting from 10am-4pm and BBQ
from 11am-4pm. www.opolo.com
OCTOBER 16-18

PELLETIERE ESTATE
Harvest Wine Weekend
On Friday, enjoy live music on the patio, savory tacos and delicious estate
Italian style wines; festivities from 5-8pm. On Saturday, sip and savor the
flavor of fall. Experience the wonder of harvest among the working vineyard.
Enjoy the music of Nataly Plotner from 2-5pm and a glass or tasting of Italian
style wines while relishing panoramic vineyard views! On Sunday, taste estate
wines while you mix and mingle with the winemaker, Amy Butler, from
2-4pm. Relax on the picnic patio with a gourmet rustic cheese board, take a
self-guided tour of our estate vineyards. www.pelletiere.com
OCTOBER 16-18
Harvest Wine Weekend at Red Soles Winery
Red Soles Winery takes pride in making wines made from premium, estate
grown fruit. Join them as they celebrate harvest season. Since all of their
wine is made at the estate, youll get a sneak peak behind the scenes. Enjoy
your favorite whites and bold, award-winning reds paired with tasty cheeses.
They will have the BBQ fired up out back and serving up tri tip sandwiches
while you browse locally made jewelry, photography & gourmet products.
$10, Free/Wine Club, www.redsoleswinery.com
OCTOBER 16-18

Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend


Save the date for the Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend! Awaken your
senses with the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of harvest during three
days of celebrations! Winemaker dinners, ceremonial grape stomps, library
tastings, artisanal food pairings, live music and more. Explore more than 140
weekend activities at wineries throughout Paso Robles. www.pasowine.com
OCTOBER 17

J LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES


Harvest Wine Weekend Club Member VIP Tasting

Hearthstone's signature lamb burgers are back in action with several


backyard barbecues lined up for the patio. Burger and a garden salad will be
served up for just $10 from 12pm until sold out (usually around 4pm).
www.hearthstonevineyard.com
OCTOBER 17
Salt Lick BBQ at Robert Hall Winery
Texas legendary pitmaster, Scott Roberts of The Salt Lick restaurant, will be
cooking a feast for Harvest Festival guests. Join Robert Hall for dinner, wine
and live music. 7-10pm, www.roberthallwinery.com
OCTOBER 17-18

CASTORO CELLARS
Harvest Wine Weekend Grape Stomp & Open House
Join Castoro to celebrate the fruits of their labor with fun activities, food, live
music and Dam Fine Wine! 10am-5:30pm, $5, www.castorocellars.com
OCTOBER 18

J LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES


Harvest Wine Weekend BBQ Lunch
Join J. Lohr ineyards & Wines for a fun-filled BBQ lunch this harvest season!
For more information, call (805) 239-8900. 12-2pm, www.jlohr.com
OCTOBER 18
Port & Cigar Pairing on the Garden Terrace at Robert Hall Winery
Join Robert Hall Winery on the Garden Terrace overlooking the vineyard. They
will serve a vertical flight of Port, a cigar and a gourmet food-pairing box.
Please RSVP. 1-4pm, 805-239-1616 Ext. 19, www.roberthallwinery.com
OCTOBER 19

CASTORO CELLARS
Harvest Yoga & Organic Brunch
Greet the crisp fall morning with your sun salutations at Castoro Cellars!
Registration begins at 8:45am. After class you'll be greeted with a glass of
Castoros own Methode Champenoise and an organic brunch prepared by
Chef Jeffry Weisinger. $25, www.castororcellars.com
OCTOBER 30

EBERLE WINERY
Haunted Caves
Decorated and lit by professionals, Eberles underground caves will turn into
one of the spookiest tickets in town. A $5 donation goes directly to a local
foster children charity. It's a great cause and a lot of fun. For parents, the
tasting room will be open for complimentary wine tasting! 5-9pm
www.eberlewinery.com
ONGOING IN NOVEMBER

CASTORO CELLARS
SLO Folks Indoor Concert: Leftover Cuties
Known as an all-American band with folk roots, Leftover Cuties has sparked a
fire with music lovers all over with a timeless jazz-tinged sound.
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm, $20, www.castorocellars.com
DECEMBER 5

EBERLE WINERY
Annual Black Tie Holiday Dinner
Eberle will be welcoming back Chef Budi Kazali from The Restaurant at the
Ballard Inn for another amazing, black tie cave dinner. Enjoy the romantic
ambiance of the wine caves while Chef Kazali treats you to an amazing meal.
RSVP by calling 805-238-9607 or emailing events@eberlewinery.com.
$150, $120/Wine Club, 6pm, www.eberlewinery.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO


ONGOING
Bike, Hike and Kayak Trips
Explore with Central Coast Outdoors. Bike the Pacific Coast Highway, hike Big
Sur and kayak. Trips include transportation, picnic lunch and knowledgeable
guide(s). $79-$119 Bike rentals available. Call 888-873-5610 for
reservations. www.centralcoastoutdoors.com
ONGOING THURSDAYS
San Luis Obispo Farmers' Market
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. 6-9pm, www.downtownslo.com
SEPTEMBER 12

BRECON ESTATE
Heels On, Glasses Up
Brecon will be wearing their heels and pouring their wines at the Heels On,
Glasses Upa benefit for wine, women and shoes. Enjoy fine wines, shopping,
savory bites, a glamorous fashion show and incredible auction items at
Spanish Oaks Ranch in Santa Margarita. Be sure to get a splash of Brecon
Estate wine! General/$125, VIP/$175, 1-5pm, www.winewomenandshoes.com
SEPTEMBER 19

ALAPAY CELLARS
Winemaker Dinner
Following a quick shuttle ride from Alapay's tasting room to the lighthouse,
aenjoy Alapy wine, tour the lighthouse, catch the sunset and listen to the
sounds of an amazing guitarist. Then enjoy an indoor, professionally catered,
4-course meal with background music/dancing while sipping some amazing
Alapay wines along the way. 5:45-9pm, $125, www.alapaycellars.com

CASTORO CELLARS
Stephen Price Exhibit

OCTOBER 1-4
Bubblyfest by the Sea
Bubblyfest by the Sea returns this year bigger and better than ever. Join over
60 wineries on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Pismo Beach for
the only festival series dedicated to sparking wine in the US! Indulge in new
events, the best champagne and sparkling wines from all over the world, and
one-on-one experiences with the winemakers behind the bubbly. Event times
and prices vary; see website for details. www.bubblyfest.com

Stephen Price will be featured for the month of November in the Castoro
Gallery. His plein-air paintings, acrylic landscapes, watercolors, airbrush art,
trompe loeil and fine art murals are in galleries and private collections on
many continents. 10am-5:30pm, www.castorocellars.com

OCTOBER 24
Cruise the Morro Bay with Tolosa Winery
Reserve your space now for a cruise on the Morro Bay with Tolosa Winery.
1-4pm, www.tolosawinery.com

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Club members and their guests are invited to join J. Lohr for their VIP tasting
overlooking the Seven Oaks Vineyards. Select library vintages and barrel
samples will be served, along with select cheese platters and guitar by Jason
Wright to enjoy. Please RSVP by calling 805-239-8900 or emailing
kim@jlohr.com. 11am-3pm, www.jlohr.com

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Brecons award winning wines will be paired perfectly with a five course
gourmet dinner created by Chef Alma Ayon, a Le Cordon Bleu graduate and
co-owner of Sundance Bed & Breakfast. Please RSVP to
amanda@breconestate.com or call(805-239-2200. $135, $120/Wine Club
www.breconestate.com
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OCTOBER 9-12
Celebration of Harvest Weekend
Revel in a weekend full of delicious cuisine, great wine, silent auctions and
live music. Choose to enjoy individual winery events, a harvest dinner and an
epic grand tasting throughout the weekend. Prices, times and days vary; see
website for details. www.celebrationofharvest.com

SANTA MARIA/FOXEN
CANYON/LOS OLIVOS
SEPTEMBER 19

SANTA YNEZ/SOLVANG
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS

Solvang Farmer's Market


Fresh produce, flowers and foods. First Street, Solvang. 2:30-6pm
www.solvangthirdwednesday.com
Ongoing Third Wednesdays

Solvang Wine & Beer Walk


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! 21+ only
$20, 3-7pm, www.solvangthirdwednesday.com

ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS


Vineyard Hike & Barrel Tasting

ONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAYS

This 2nd annual event will be taking place right in the middle of the exciting
harvest season. Get your hiking shoes ready to join winemaker Andrew
Murray for a tour of the stunning Curtis Vineyards followed by a rarely offered
barrel tasting. Please RSVP by calling 805-686-9604, Ext. 103.
$55, $45/Wine Club (Add lunch for $20), www.andrewmurrayvineyards.com
SEPTEMBER 19

Solvang Third Wednesday


Over 60 stores, restaurants, wine tasting rooms & professional offices offer
special discounts and sales all day! Shop and discover Solvangs unique
stores and boutiques while enjoying craft beer, local wine and great food at
the various stops along the way. www.solvangthirdwednesday.com
SEPTEMBER 26

QUP WINERY
Cookout at Matteis Tavern
Celebrate the harvest and join Bob and the Qup family for a cookout in the
courtyard at Matteis tavern in Los Olivos. Delight in a parade of amazing
delicacies paired with Qup, Verdad and Ethan wines. $60, $40/Wine Club
5-7pm, www.qupe.com
FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH THROUGH OCTOBER 2

FIRESTONE VINEYARD
Summer Concert Series

BUTTONWOOD WINERY
Star Party
The guys from the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit will bring big telescopes
to Buttonwood for an evening of stargazing. Begin on the patio as dusk

OCTOBER 3

LINCOURT VINEYARDS
Hip Sip Sundays

Summer sangria specials and wood oven pizzas will be available for

pizza, and Hip Sips by Lincourt Collection, while taking in the beautiful views.

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FOLEY ESTATES
Pinot Noir Release Winemaker Dinner
Join Foley Estates for an intimate four-course wine dinner, featuring Winemaker Lonra Kreutz and the new release of Foley Estates 2013 Pinot Noirs!
Please RSVP at 805-688-3940 Ext. 5102 or email
cbennett@foleyfamilywines.com. $135, 6-10pm, www.foleywines.com
ONGOING SELECT SATURDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 24

FOLEY ESTATES
UnWined Concert Series
Come and un"wine"d at Foley Estates on warm summer Saturday afternoons,
complete with food, wine and music! Food for purchase offered by Fire and
Wine. See website for details and dates. www.foleywines.com

OCTOBER 3

WANDERING DOG WINE BAR


Pinot for Puppies
A Fundraiser for Shadows Funds Bright Beginnings Pit Bull Puppy Ambassador Programjoin Wandering Dog as they raise money for this amazing
local non-profit that is dedicated to rescuing and finding forever homes for
all dogs in need. There will be wine and light appetizers, as well as a silent
auction featuring all things Pinot, wine and dig! First glass of wine is

HERZOG WINE CELLARS


Shop Like a Chef Farmers Market
Ever want to shop for ingredients like a chef does? Meet the local growers
that the chefs of Herzogs restaurant, Tierra Sur, get all of their produce from
and pick up some farm fresh ingredients for your kitchen! Enjoy inspired
fresh chopped creations by Tierra Sur, fresh fruit juice bar and amazing deals
on chef quality produce. 5-9pm, www.herzogwinecellars.com
SEPTEMBER 19

CANTARA CELLARS
Dinner Series
Come watch the sun go down then enjoy a fabulous winemaker dinner at
Cantara Cellars. Limited to 50 people. Advance ticket purchase required.
6:30-9:30 pm, www.cantaracellars.com
OCTOBER 3

CANTARA CELLARS
Dinner Series
Come watch the sun go down then enjoy a fabulous winemaker dinner at
Cantara Cellars. Limited to 50 people. Advance ticket purchase required.
6:30-9:30pm, www.cantaracellars.com

complimentary and guests will be able to choose from the selections under
the Wandering Dog label. $35, 2-5pm, www.wanderingdogwinebar.com

Visit the Old Mission Santa Ins in Solvang for Celebration of Harvests
Grand Tasting, featuring more than 120 wineries pouring their best wines, in
addition to delectable cuisine by many local restaurants, catered and artisan
food producers. Enjoy wine seminars, bid on live and silent auction items,
and enjoy live music. $75, 1-4pm, www.celebrationofharvest.com

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OCTOBER 10
Celebration of Harvest Grand Tasting

Save the date for the annual harvest celebration Winemaker Dinner! Enjoy a
fabulous meal of fine cuisine paired with Firestone wines, in celebration of
the closing of the harvest season. More details to come soon! 5-8pm
www.firestonewine.com

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SEPTEMBER 8

Be a winemaker and grape stomper for a day! This special event will greet you
with a continental breakfast being and educational experience. Learn all the
aspects of winemaking from vineyards maturity assessment to harvesting
the grapes and knowing which ones to pick! You will then get to harvest,
foot stomp (shorts highly recommended), de-stem, punch down and pump
over various fermentation lots. RSVP by calling 805-686-9604, Ext. 103.
$80, $65/Wine Club, www.andrewmurrayvineyards.com

FIRESTONE VINEYARD
Harvest Celebration Winemaker Dinner

LOS ALAMOS/LOMPOC/
BUELLTON

meadow to see what is in the night sky. 5:30pm, www.buttonwoodwinery.com

Enjoy summer Sunday afternoons in wine country complete with live music,

NOVEMBER 7

Join in the excitement of harvest with a trek around the beautiful,


sustainably farmed vineyard with Winemaker Karen. Stop at various blocks
and taste that grape varietal right off the vine, then compare with the current
vintage of released wine. The walk includes a few hills and vales and takes
about an hour, but youll end up at the vineyard pond and be rewarded with a
seasonal lunch under the shade of the Cottonwood trees. 10am-1pm
www.buttonwoodwinery.com

VENTURA COUNTY

ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS


Grape Stomp

OCTOBER 9
Annual Winemaker Dinner with Bernat Family Vineyards
Sam & Shawnda Marmorstein, owner' of the Los Olivos Wine Merchant &
Cafe, welcome you to join them as they pour their own Bernat Wines. Each
dishes will be prepared by the Cafe's Chef and paired with Bernat Wines.
Rumor has it some library wines might be opened as part of this dinner!
6-8pm, $89/Person (plus tax & gratuity), www.buysantabarbarawine.com

BUTTONWOOD WINERY
Harvest Vineyard Walk & Lunch

approaches with a light supper and wine, then trek out to the orchard

ONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER

Delight in tasty tri-tip sandwiches from Big Toms Backyard BBQ, paired with
live music and Firestone wines. 6-9:30pm, www.firestonewine.com

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VILLA SAN-JULIETTE
VINEYARD & WINERY
A World of Opportunity

Since opening its tasting room doors in 2012 Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery has consistently set
the bar for outstanding wine country experiences. The award-winning wines created by Winemaker Dan
Smith (pictured on top right), and the welcoming and well-versed tasting room staff ensures that any trip
to Villa San-Juliette will be a memorable one.

Cuisine at Villa San-Juliette


The tasting rooms bistro menu showcases small bites that emphasize fresh, local ingredients alongside
more filling fare, such as the incredible artisan pizzas. The entire menu is crafted to complement the wines
on the tasting flight and both the food and wine offerings are refreshed regularly to provide a taste of
something new to regular visitors.

Winery Events

Open Thursday through Monday


from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday by Appointment
6385 Canyon Road, San Miguel CA. 93451
(805) 550-0522 | www.villasanjuliette.com
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Outstanding wine and culinary delights are just the beginning of the story at this luxurious North
County winery. VSJ book ends the weekend with opportunities for relaxation in the form of Friday
Evening Lounge Hours and a fantastic Sunday Music Series. From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Fridays the
tasting room patio stays open late to offer wine by the glass or bottle alongside selections from the bistro
menu. It is an outstanding combination of sunset, wine and food and a great way to unwind after a long
week.
From now through October, VSJs Sunday Music Series finishes your weekend off in style. A rotating
stable of the Central Coasts finest musical acts play on the tasting room patio from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
every Sunday, providing an excellent backdrop for an afternoon full of relaxation with your friends and
family.

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Vineyard Helicopter Tour

Enjoy Westside beauty and picnic on


the spacious deck, pavillion or lush green lawns.

Adding to VSJs unparalleled menu of experiences is the


recent addition of the vineyard helicopter tour. Taking to the
skies offers a unique view of wine country that very few get the
chance to experience. Of course, if you prefer to keep your feet
firmly grounded Villa San-Juliette has an excellent winery tour
that sheds light on the winemaking process. Tours can be
booked by contacting the Villa San-Juliette tasting room at
(805) 467-0014 ext 101.

Reserve Cellar Wine Club


If you like the idea of including Villa San-Juliette Vineyard
& Winery as an extension of your relaxed Central Coast lifestyle,
consider joining Villa San-Juliettes Reserve Cellar Wine Club.
Among the myriad benefits for members are shipments of
award-winning VSJ wine, cellar notes by Dan Smith, festive
pick-up parties and invitations to some of Paso Robles hottest
events year-round.
Villa San-Juliette is also available for private events. Whether
it is a wedding, birthday or company party, weve got the perfect
setting for you. For more information, visit
www.villasanjuliette.com.

Picnic Areas Bocce Walking Trail Ocean Views Tasting Daily 11-5PM

Located directly off the 101 in Arroyo Grande

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FIRESTONE VINEYARD
The Icon of Santa Barbara County Since 1972

Firestone Tours
Comprehensive and complimentary public tours run
daily at 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Firestone Tasting Flights


Featured Wine Flight $10
Reserve Wine Flight $15
Private Tasting Groups of 10 or more $15
(with a tour add $5) - Reservations required

Summer Concert Series


Delight in tasty tri-tip sandwiches from Big Toms
Backyard BBQ, paired with Firestone wines and live
music on the first Friday of every monthnow
through October 2nd. The Summer Concert Series
Friday nights begin at 6:00 p.m. For more
information, visit www.firestonewine.com.

Harvest Celebration
Winemaker Dinner
Save the dateSaturday, November 7th from
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.for a night of exquisite food, your
favorite wines and more at Firestone Vineyard. More
details coming soon, so visit www.firestonewine.com
for more information.

A Historical Site
Founded in 1972, Firestone was the first major estate winery established in this pastoral Central
Coast AVA. Over the past 40 years it has evolved into one of the regions most popular and successful
producers thanks to a portfolio of wines that offer serious quality at reasonable prices.

Estate Vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley


Although not a household name, the Santa Ynez Valley actually has the greatest concentration of
wineries in Santa Barbara County. Prior to Prohibition, the valley had roughly 5,000 acres under vine.
It took until nearly four decades after repeal for commercial viticulture to reestablish itself. Santa Ynez
Valley was granted AVA (American Viticultural Area) status in 1983 and today boasts more than
7,500 acres devoted to vines.

Los Olivos Charm


Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5017 Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-3940 | www.firestonewine.com
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The Firestone estate is situated near the charming little town of Los Olivos, two hours north of Los
Angeles and five hours south of San Francisco. Los Olivos is known for its old west feel, fine
restaurants and homey lodgings. The local vibe is placid, casual and peaceful. The surrounding
countryside is typical of rural California with rolling hills that morph seasonally from summer gold to
winter green.

The Local Terroir


The viticultural highlight of Firestone is its 340 acres of estate
vineyards set along a series of mesas composed of sandy loam with
rocky sub-soils. These well-draining soils minimize vine vigor, which
leads to great concentration, accuracy, balance and structure in all of
the wines.
The combination of a long growing season and low-nutrient soils
allows the estate to cultivate an astonishing range of wines. Firestones
reds include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc,
Syrah and Pinot Noir from the Sta. Rita Hills. The whites consist of
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Gewrztraminer.

Firestone Tours
In addition to its featured and reserve tasting options, Firestone is
one of the few wineries that offers a comprehensive and
complimentary public tour, running daily at 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m.
and 3:15 p.m. After the 30-minute in-depth tour, guests can picnic
outside and view the estate vineyards, which have been planted on a
series of mesas.

Reservations at Firestone
To make reservations or to get more information, visit
www.firestonewine.com or call (805) 688-3940. Firestone Vineyard is
located at 5017 Zaca Station Road in Los Olivos, just a few miles east
of Highway 101 at the southern end of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.

Experiences at Firestone
Firestone also boasts one of the most popular tasting rooms in
Santa Barbara County. The lovely visitors center has an expansive
island bar backed by a large picture windows that looks out on the
vines. For special private events, Firestone has a handful of indoor
and outdoor areas suitable for weddings, receptions, private parties,
corporate gatherings, birthdays or anniversaries.
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Visit Eberle Winery


Enjoy complimentary tasting and cave tours. Cave tours begin at
10:30 a.m. and run every half hour, all day long.
Indulge in a gourmet picnic lunch overlooking the vines on the scenic
deck. Lunches can be ordered in advance via phone or email.

EBERLE WINERY
VIP Tasting
One of the best ways to explore Eberle wines is through a private
tasting in the caves VIP Room. This gorgeous cove in the cave is the
perfect place for an educational tasting that includes a selection of
cheese paired with wine. The host assigned to the tasting is well versed
in the wine world and can answer questions regarding the wines,
winemaking techniques, and even how and where where the grapes are
grown. VIP tastings are offered for up to 10 people at $35 per person,
and must be reserved in advance.

Team Spirit Soars


The team at Eberle Winery is ecstatic to have Gary Eberle and his wife, Marcy, back
running the business. Gary founded Eberle Winery in 1983 and grew the winery from the
ground up to produce 27,000 cases annually. Part of this growth included the addition of
partners, leaving Gary without a majority control over the winery he founded. The loss of
control when partners decided to take over managing the winery was a shock. It took Gary
and Marcy 17 months to regain a majority control position. They now have a 83.6% share,
giving the existing team a sense of security for the future of the winery.
With a renewed determination to develop the property and wine to their utmost
potential, the Eberles have a "back to business" approach as they begin this new chapter.
Everyone is working together with the common goal of producing award winning wines
and offering guests an incredible experience.
It isn't just the staff at Eberle that is happy about the control of the winery being
restored. According to Gary, "Everyone seems to be happier now that we are back. I was
overwhelmed by the number of customers, club members, wholesalers and industry
partners who have reached out with a show of support and congratulations. People are
stopping by the winery, phoning, emailing and utilizing social media to let us know they
are happy with the outcome."

Eberle Welcomes a New Winemaking Team

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


3810 Highway 46 East
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-9607 | www.EberleWinery.com
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One of the first changes was to hire Chris Eberle as Winemaker. Chris, no relation to
Gary, worked at Eberle Winery from 2006 to 2009 as Assistant Winemaker. His experience
in six countries over the past fifteen vintages, in addition to his easy going attitude and
team spirit, is what prompted Gary to lour Chris back from Howard Park in Australia.
"From the vineyards to the caves to Gary and Marcy and the crew, this is like coming
home. I always knew I'd be back", stated Chris. With his previous experience at Eberle, he
hit the ground running.
Nick Compton, a winery team member for over two years, has been promoted to
Assistant Winemaker. With these changes the Eberle team is complete with talented and
motivated individuals.

Hospitality is a Top Priority


The winery has always been known for complimentary wine
tasting, educational cave tours, winemaker dinners in the
underground Wild Boar room, private VIP tastings, intimate club
events, weddings and spur-of-the-moment barbeques. The spacious
patio area, overlooking the vineyard, is open for guests to enjoy a
picnic lunch or to just sit and relax with a glass of wine. For those
who like to linger, the winery's bocce courts are available at no
charge.
The commitment to making guest experiences highly memorable
has led the Eberles to expand the hospitality areas. In the coming
months, many projects to enhance the hospitality areas will be
launched.

The Awards Keep Rolling In


Vintage after vintage, the
Eberle wines win top accolades.
Recently, the 2013 Sangiovese
was awarded "Best Sangiovese" at
the San Diego Wine
Competition,"Best Sangiovese" at
the San Francisco International
Wine Competition and "Best of
Class" at the West Coast Wine
Competition. The 2012 Barbera

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is also racking up several "bests" including Best of Show"at the


Central Coast Wine Competition, Best of Show Red at the CalExpo
Commerical Wine Awards and Best of Class at the Pacific Rim Wine
Competition.
Over the years, Gary has also received a number of awards and
recognition for his dedication to the wine community. This year, the
California State Fair Honored Gary with the 2015 Wine Lifetime
Achievement Award. This award recognizes an individual or family
who are pioneers in the wine industry based on their lifetime
contributions to the California wine industry.
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Perfect Pairs

BY MELISSA VOGT

LE VIGNE WINERY
2012 Le Vigne Tannat Paired with
Roasted Pork Leg
It doesnt get any better than pairing an award-winning wine with
a well-cooked meal. Le Vigne Winerys 2012 Tannat, which received a
Gold medal and Best of Class award at both the Central Coast Wine
Competition and the Cal Expo Commercial Wine Awards, is the
perfect wine to pair with a hearty roasted pork leg.
Marinated for several days in a variety of tantalizing spices and
Le Vignes 2012 Tannat, then slow-cooked for roughly five hours, this
roasted pork leg proves to be one of the most flavorful pieces of meat
you will ever eat. The rich, luscious flavors of this hearty wine seep
deep into the pork leg, making it juicy and tender after roasting.
The Tannat, which is full of rich flavors of baked cherry rhubarb
pie and cinnamon with subtle notes of clove, fennel seed, vanilla and
lingonberry, pairs exceptionally well with the range of spices used to
prepare this pork leg. The allspice and juniper berries used in the
marinade really grab a hold of those baking spice notes in the wine;
the orange zest brings a bit of brightness and levity to the wine, and
the pungency of garlic and peppercorns brings a touch of earthy
spiciness to the palate.
Of course, the American oak used to age the wine also does
wonders with the flavors of the roasted pork leg; the oak
complements the smoky characteristics from the roasting, and the
wines vanilla and clove notes heighten the synergy of spices in which
the pork was marinated. This delicious roasted pork leg is best served
alongside Le Vigne Winerys 2012 Tannat, and is most certainly an
excellent pairing as we approach autumn.
Itching for a taste of Le Vigne Winerys Tannat, or any one of their
other fabulous wines? Visit the winery in Paso Robles at 5115 Buena
Vista Drive. The tasting room is open Sunday through Thursday
from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from
11:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. Offering wine tasting, cheese and chocolate
pairings, as well as tours, Le Vigne Winery has just the right
experience for every guest.
If youre looking for something more than just your average wine
tasting, consider heading to Le Vigne Winery during Paso Robles
Harvest Wine Weekend. Hosted on October 16-18, Harvest Wine
Weekend brings locals and tourist together for a wide array of
festivities. Le Vigne Winery will be celebrating in style, so be sure to
visit www.levignewinery.com for more details as the event weekend
nears!
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ROASTED PORK LEG


INGREDIENTS
12 lb leg of fresh pork, skin removed
1 Tb salt
12 peppercorns, crushed
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 bay leaf, crushed
8 allspice berries, crushed
8 juniper berries, crushed
1 Tb fresh thyme leaves
2-3 inch strips of orange zest
1 large onion, quartered
1 cup of Le Vigne 2012 Tannat
DIRECTIONS
1. Combine salt, peppercorns, garlic, bay leaf, allspice, juniper and fresh thyme.
2. Rub leg with mixture and place in deep roasting pan; add onion and orange zest strips.
3. Cover roast with room temperature cup of Tannat; let marinate 5-6 days, refrigerated,
turning 2-3 times a day.
4. Remove roast from marinade and dry well; rub with olive oil.
5. Place roast in a clean roasting pan; roast at 300 degrees, allowing 25 minutes per pound.
6. Baste every 30 minutes with heated marinade.
7. Transfer to a hot platter, strain juices in a pan and remove excess fat.
8. Strain any remaining marinade and add to pan juices.
9. Cook juices down to 2 cups. Serve with roast and enjoy with Le Vigne 2012 Tannat!

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New Releases
Two upcoming releases that will be available
in the tasting room include the 2014 J. Lohr
Carols Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc and the
2013 J. Lohr Tower Road Petite Sirah.

J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES


Innovative Wines
There are many reasons why a visit to the J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center is a unique and
memorable experience. Visitors have a chance to taste some of J. Lohrs signature wines, such as the
Arroyo Vista Chardonnay or the Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon, from the J. Lohr Vineyard Series, the
limited-edition J. Lohr Gesture tier, and others from the winerys library collection, currently featuring
the J. Lohr Cuve Series. We want to offer visitors something really special, said David Lopez, wine
center manager. Something that they couldnt get anywhere else.

Exclusive Tasting Room-Only Wines


One of the programs offered exclusively in the tasting room is the J. Lohr Gesture tier. Gesture wines
are made in small lots and have only a 300-700 case production. The wines are predominantly Rhne
varietals produced specifically for the tasting room. Those currently available include:
2012 J. Lohr Gesture Mourvdre
2013 J. Lohr Gesture Grenache Ros
2014 J. Lohr Gesture Viognier
2013 J. Lohr Gesture RVG (a Roussanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc blend)
2012 J. Lohr Gesture GSM (a Grenache, Syrah and Mourvdre blend)
2013 J. Lohr Gesture Syrah

J. Lohrs Dedication to
Sustainability
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines is dedicated to
sustainability. At their Paso Robles tasting
room location, the estate practices the three
Es of sustainability: environment, equity
(social) and economics. Here are just a few of
of the many sustainable features at J. Lohr:
composting
three-acre solar photovoltaic tracking
system
owl boxes used for pest control
devices, such as moisture sensors, that
provide continual monitoring of water use
and aid in conservation efforts (J. Lohr has
cut water usage by a third since 2003!)

Favorites from the J. Lohr Cuve Series


One reason people make J. Lohrs tasting room one of their regular stops on their wine tasting tours
is the fact that they have a chance to taste some of their favorite wines from past harvests. At this time,
the tasting room is featuring wines from the Cuve Series. These wines are blends made in the
Bordeaux style developed in the Pauillac, St. Emilion and Pomerol regions of France. The J. Lohr Cuve
Series wines currently in the tasting room include 2011 Cuve POM, 2011 Cuve PAU and 2011
Cuve St. E.

Visiting the Tasting Room


Visitors to the J. Lohr tasting room can enjoy up to six complimentary wines from the red and white
wine list; however there is a $5 fee to sample earlier vintages from the library collection.
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Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


6169 Airport Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 239-8900 | www.jlohr.com
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Recommended Restaurants

PASO ROBLES
Thomas Hill Organics 1305 Park St; 805.226.5888
Contemporary American Cuisine

Villa Creek 1144 Pine St; 805.238.3000


Spanish Cuisine

Enoteca 206 Alexa Ct; 805.238.2834
Seafood

Bistro Laurent 1202 Pine St; 805.226.8191
French Cuisine

Artisan 1401 Park St; 805.237.8084


American Bistro

Paso Inn and Steakhouse 1103 Spring St; 805.238.2660


Steakhouse

il Cortile 608 12th St; 805.226.0300
Italian Cuisine/some Seafood Dishes

Buona Tavola 943 Spring St; 805.237.0600


Northern Italian Cuisine

La Cosecha 835 12th St; 805.237.0019
Latin/Spanish

Estrella 815 12th St; 805.226.5406
Latin Cuisine

Roberts 1218 Pine St; 805.226.5556
American Cuisine

Mistura 700 Clubhouse Drive (at River Oaks Golf Course); 805.238.3333
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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

Dining Alfresco
Fine Italian Restaurant

Discover Why
Paso Loves Italian!
Dinner 7 nights a week

www. ilcortileristorante.com

608 12th Street


Paso Robles CA
805.226.0300

International Cuisine
BBQ and Burgers
Italian Cuisine
Fine Italian Cuisine
Fine Italian Cuisine
International Cuisine

MORRO BAY
Dorns 801 Market Ave; 805.772.4415

Specialty in Seafood & Chicken

PISMO BEACH
Steamers 1601 Price St; 805.773.4711
Giuseppes 891 Price St; 805.773.2870

Seafood
Italian Cuisine

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY


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

Original Roadhouse Grill 1423 So Bradley Rd, Santa Maria; 805.614.0586 Steakhouse

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 2135 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo; 805.383.8800


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Mamas Meatball:
Fine Italian Restaurant
and Catering in San Luis Obispo
Ask locals or somebody in the restaurant businessa bartender, a
waiter, even a bus boywhat they think of Mamas Meatball in San
Luis Obispo and their eyes roll towards the heavens as they breathe a
deep sigh; that is how good Mamas Meatball is. Set in a small
courtyard off of one of the towns main streets in a place called the
Old Creamery, Mamas Meatball is actually divided in two. On the
right is the takeout where people line up to get their orders of
meatballs and more. To the left, fronted by a huge-trunked tree and a
water fountain, is the intimate restaurant with its mural of the
Mediterranean across the back.
Meatballs aside, the restaurant, under owner and chef Nicola
Allegretta, offers a wide range of authentic Italian dishes. Among
them are half a dozen soups, a long list of salads (including grilled
salmon and a refreshing pear and gorgonzola), some wonderful
antipasto choices, both hot and cold paninis (including, of course,
one made with meatballs) and plenty of pasta dishesthe Ravioli di

Pollo all Vodka, homemade ravioli filled with chicken and served in a
vodka sauce, cannot go unmentioned. There is also a heady selection
of meat and fish dishes as well as any number of traditional and
specialty pizzas, and some far too-tempting desserts.
For a visit to the most authentic fine Italian restaurant in town,
head to Mamas Meatball, located in the Old Creamery plaza at 570
Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo.

PASO ROBLES

SAN LUIS OBISPO

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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.

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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a n d l u n c h at e o s

A dedicated tasting attendant


will guide you through
a tasting of five Eos wines
while you enjoy a delicious
catered lunch.
$35 per person
Advance reservations are required.
Please call to schedule
your experience.

2300 AIRPORT ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446


TASTING ROOM | 805.591.8050 WINE CLUB | 800.249.9463
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Wine Country This Month >> San Luis Obispo County

SLO Wine Country Unveils Six Themed Tasting Trails


The themed trails include Avila Valley, which
offers a full day of wine tasting at and near the
beach; Backroads, showing off the rolling
vineyards and storybook terrain of Edna Valley;
Urban Wine Trail, featuring SLOs urban tasting
scene; Old Edna & Biddle Ranch, focusing on the
most concentrated vineyard plantings in the region,
highlighting signature local varieties such as Pinot
Noir, Chardonnay and aromatic whites; Arroyo
Grande Valley, the southernmost trail offering
ocean views at one end and rustic hills at the other;
and Points North, highlighting the Rhne and
Bordeaux varieties that thrive in the warmer climes
north.
Muran added that wine trail visitors are invited
to tag #slowinetrail and share their comments,
favorite trails and photos as they explore.

San Luis Obispo (SLO) Wine Country on


Californias Central Coast may be a small
oceanfront region, but the wine tasting possibilities
here are almost limitlessas evidenced by the
unveiling this month of six themed tasting trails.
Now, visitors can build local itineraries around a
range of lifestyles and wine styles, from urban
tasting rooms to beachfront wine tasting. The trails
are highlighted in the new SLO Wine Country
tasting maps, as well as at www.SLOWine.com.
SLO Wine Country is an intimate coastal
region with less than 30 wineries, but theres also a
ton of diversity here, too, said Heather Muran,
executive director of SLO Wine Country. These
wine trails really showcase all that we have to offer,
and they enable you to follow your personal tastes
and timeline as you tour the region.

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Baileyana Winery Daily 10am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 269-8200

Biddle Ranch Vineyard Thu-Sun 11am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 543-2399

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Brecon Estate Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-2200


Calcareous Vineyard Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-0289

Castoro Cellars Daily 10am-5:30pm, Templeton, 1-888-238-0725

Chamisal Vineyards Daily 10am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, 805-541-9463

Clautiere Vineyard Thu-Mon 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, 805-237-3789


Donati Family VIneyard Daily 10am-5pm, Templeton, (805) 238-0676

Eberle Winery Daily 10am-6pm (Daily 10am-5pm Winter), Paso Robles, (805) 238-9607

Eos Estate Winery Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 591-8050

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HammerSky Vineyards Thu-Sun 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-0930

Hearthstone Vineyard Thu-Mon 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 238-2544


Hunt Cellars Daily 10:30am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 237-1600

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-8900

Laetitia Vineyards & 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 Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-1668


Opolo Vineyards Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 238-9593

Peachy Canyon Winery Daily 10am-5:30pm, Templeton, (805) 239-1918

Pelletiere Estate Thu-Mon 11am-5pm, Tue-Wed by Appt, Paso Robles, (805) 239-9432
Red Soles Winery Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 226-9898

Rotta Winery Daily 10:30am-5:30pm, Templeton, (805) 237-0510

Roxo Port Cellars Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 238-1600


Riverstar Vineyards Thu-Mon 11am-5pm, San Miguel, (805) 467-0086

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San Antonio Winery Daily 10am-6pm, Paso Robles, (805) 226-2600

Sinor-LaVallee Fri-Sun 12-6pm, Avila Beach, (805) 459-9595

Stephen Ross Wine Cellars Thu-Sun 11am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 594-1318

Tackitt Family Vineyards Fri-Sun 12-5pm, San Miguel, (805) 467-9490

Talley Vineyards Daily 10:30am-4:30pm, Arroyo Grande, (805) 489-0446

Vina Robles Daily 10am-6pm (Daily 10am-5pm Winter), Paso Robles, (805) 227-4812

Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 434-2541

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Good to Know Before


Heading to the Wineries
BY CHARLES NEAVE
For the most part, going wine
tasting is about the easiest thing in
the world, especially in California
where wineries and tasting rooms
abound. Mostly, wine tasting is a
matter of doing a little research and
planning your day. 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.
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.
Be sure to nibble during the day and
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.
Dont be afraid to ask questions. 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 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.

If there is a particular wine you want to


try and it is not on the list, ask. Most
tasting rooms are happy to pour a
little if you show enthusiasm.

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.

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Six Great Glasses on the Central Coast


Enjoy six great glasses on the Central Coast, featuring acclaimed wineries and their best handcrafted
varietals. From the elegant and soft expression of Pinot Noir all the way to rich, decadent Port, the Central
Coast winegrowing regions varying terroir produces elegant wines for every palate.

ZINFANDEL
HAMMERSKY VINEYARDS
In the heart of Paso Robles westside, HammerSky
Vineyards oers it allfrom award winning
wines to hospitality and comfort. Made from
100% estate grown fruit, this Zinfandel is a soft
ruby red with tastes of dark raspberry and a touch
of burnt caramel. The wine starts with bright
acidity and finishes smooth. There is a balance of
ripe fruit and spicy pepper. HammerSky
Zinfandels are distinct to the Linne Calodo
limestone that their vines grow in so happily.
7725 Vineyard Drive | Thurs - Sun 11am-5pm
(805) 239-0930 | www.hammersky.com

PETITE SIRAH
RED SOLES WINERY
Bursting with flavors of rich dried blueberry,
complimented by lovely notes of dark chocolate
and freshly roasted coee beans, Red Soles
Winerys Petite Sirah will stop you in your tracks.
Grown in the chalky soil of our Miracles Ranch,
right in the heart of the Willow Creek AVA, our
Petite is a favoritevintage after vintage.
From the dark inky hue, to the fabulously long
and velvety finish, this full bodied wine is a
definite palate pleaser.
3230 Oakdale Road | Daily 11am-5pm
(805) 226-9898 | www.redsoleswinery.com

CABERNET SAUVIGNON
HAMMERSKY VINEYARDS
Made from 100% estate grown fruit, this
Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful, rich ruby
color with a clean, crisp nose that is full of red
fruit and vanilla. The mouthfeel is rich and full,
while complex flavors of black raspberry,
cinnamon, earth and leather intermingle on the
palate. This is a true Paso Robles Cab with
recognizable HammerSky Vineyards terroir, and
the vines grow in soil that compares favorably
with that of Frances Bordeaux region.
7725 Vineyard Drive | Thurs - Sun 11am-5pm
(805) 239-0930 | www.hammersky.com

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SANGIOVESE
PELLETIERE ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY
Pelletiere Estate is a luxury boutique winery
located on a cozy corner in the heart of the famed
Willow Creek District. Our stunning tasting room
and chic Farmhouse Vacation Rental oer the
complete Paso Robles wine country experience.
The 2010 Sangiovese Riserva possesses deep and
generous color highlights with an aable nose of
warm cherry compote, fresh raspberry and deep
violet. The palate is plush and refined with
creamy oak and a long, nuanced finish.
3280 Township Road | Thu-Mon 11am-5pm
(805) 239-9432 | www.pelletiere.com

PINOT NOIR
WILD HORSE WINERY
Located in historic Templeton, Wild Horse Winery
was named for the wild mustangs that roamed
the hills east of the vineyard estate. Today,
Wild Horse Winery is known for exceptional
Pinot Noirs. We focus on small vineyards along
the Central Coast in order to bring you the best
the region has to oer. Stop by and try one (or
all five) of our Pinots, including our winery only
reserves.
1437 Wild Horse Winery Court | Daily 11am-5pm
(805) 434-2541 | www.wildhorsewinery.com

PORT
ROXO PORT CELLARS
Roxo Port Cellars is a family-owned winery
specializing in the production of premium Portstyle wines. Winemaker Je Steele is fueled by a
passion for Old World Port wines and the belief
that they can be mastered in the New World. He
uses only traditional methods and carefully selects
each vineyard based on its location, farming
practices and superior fruit, which is exclusively
handpicked. The result is meticulously balanced,
fruit-forward, Port-style wines.
6996 Peachy Canyon Road | Daily 11am-5pm
(805) 238-1600 | www.roxocellars.com

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LAETITIA VINEYARD & WINERY


A Father and Son Winemaking Team
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, located in Southern San Luis Obispo County, specializes in producing
Mthode Champenoise sparkling wines, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The wine is made from
sustainably farmed fruit grown on the estate vineyard overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The wines at Laetitia are crafted by a father and son team, Dave and Eric Hickey, who have worked
at the estate winery since the mid to late 1980s when the property, then known as Maison Deutz, was
owned by the previous owners from France.
Both father and son have extensive winemaking training from French traditionalists and travelled to
France to acquire deeper understanding of the styles and techniques of some of the top producers.
With a great appreciation for the estate fruit, the winemaking team works closely with Laetitia's VP of
Vineyard Operations, Lino Bozzano. The estate wine is produced with a balance of Old World tradition
and cutting-edge New World techniques.

Coquard Presses
The winery has the only two Coquard grape
presses in North Americaequipment key to
making high quality sparkling wine. Dave states,
Consistently, the juice coming out of our Coquard
presses was cleaner and more gently pressed,
resulting in less of the harsh characters brought
about by excess pressing of the stems, skins and
seeds. It was at this point that we decided moving
forward, all sparkling wine fruit was only to be
pressed in our Coquard presses.

Dave Hickey, Vice President of Production and Sparkling Winemaker


Dave's fascination with sparkling wine production began when he was hired for construction and
clean-up at Maison Deutz. Due to his passion and willingness to learn, it wasn't long before the
winemaker invited him to assist with the production of sparkling wine and oversee winery system
operations. Latetitia's owners promoted Dave to Sparkling Winemaker when they acquired the winery
in 1999. He has since been promoted to Vice President of Production. Utilizing his experience of
sparkling wine production techniques and his understanding of the estate fruit that he has worked with
for 30 years, Dave delivers a line of sparkling wine produced in the traditional Mthode Champenoise.

Eric Hickey, President and Head Winemaker


Eric began his career, working in the cellar with his father, when he was just 16 years old. As soon
as he graduated high school, he joined the winemaking team full-time and learned everything he could
from hands-on experience. He augmented the hands-on learning by participating in an extension
program at U.C. Davis and exploring several wine regions in France.
Eric describes his style as "being built upon finding balance, finesse and the essence of the fruit." His
wines are true to the character of the estate grapes. He has gained industry respect for his knowledge
and community spirit. As a sustainable vineyard and winery, we are always looking for ways to
contribute to the sustainability of our community, Eric says. Weve made many donations and
contributions in the past, and we are very excited to give proactively through this new bottling of our
Nadia Quattro. One dollar per bottle will be donated to the SLO Chapters of Habitat for Humanity
and Special Olympics.
>> LISA PRETTY

Upcoming Events
Live Music | September 5, 6, 26 & 27
Enjoy live music while you sip on delicious Laetitia
and NADIA wines, on select weekends in
Septemeber.
Pinot & Paella | September 19
Experience a summer afternoon on the Laetitia
estate house lawn, where various seasonal plates
will be prepared outdoors by a local chef, and
paired with Laetitia and NADIA wines.

Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.


453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-1772 | info@laetitiawine.com
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DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES


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Villa Creek

Dunning

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Windwar

Treana/Hope
Caliza
Donatoni
Pipestone
Jada
Midnight
Proulx
Changala
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Law Estate Wines

Tablas Creek Vineyard


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Saturday and Sunday
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WE OLIVE Pianetta LXV Wine Lounge


Clayhouse
Bodegas
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LDT Cellars Grizzly Republic
Burbank Ranch Chateau
Parrish Family Vineyard Lettau Pithy Little Wine Co.
Asuncion Ridge
Frolicking Frog 12TH STREET
Westberg Cellars
Paso Underground
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Shadow Run
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Santa Barbara (133 miles)

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San Luis Obispo County << Wine Country This Month

Announcing an Immersive
Art & Wine Tour in Paso Robles
The Erin Hanson Art & Wine Tour, September 1-30
Visit Paso Robles for a month-long art and wine tour featuring the
works of impressionistic artist Erin Hanson in fifteen local Paso
Robles wineries. Each participating winery will display original Erin
Hanson oil paintings for the duration of the month. Hansons works
depict the picturesque Central California wine country in vibrant
color and unexpected impressionistic detail.
Visitors will not only be able to be a part of a unique cultural
experience but have the opportunity to enter raffles with prizes
ranging from an original painting to Erin Hanson prints and books.
The Wine Line will also be offering two special "hop on, hop off"
shuttle tours.

Participating Wineries
LXV Tasting Room
Pelletiere Estate
Barr Estate Winery
Graveyard Vineyards
Wild Horse Winery
Peachy Canyon Winery
Still Waters Vineyards
J&J Cellars

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About Erin Hanson


Eberle Winery
Hammer Sky Vineyards
Cass Winery
Shale Oak Winery
Clavo Winery
Thacher Winery
Vina Robles Winery

Erin Hanson transforms landscapes into an abstract mosaic of


color and texture, her impasto application of paint lending a
sculptural effect to her art. Her oil paintings stand out in a crowd,
bringing a fresh new look to Western landscapes. Avid collectors
span the globe, and Hanson shows her work in top-rated art festivals,
museums and galleries across the United States.
For more information about the art and wine tour, please visit
www.erinhanson.com or www.hoponthewineline.com.

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Westside Paso Robles Wineries


Peachy Canyon Winery
Offers Award-Winning Wines
On the southern side of Paso Robles Highway 46 West sits an
understated, historic schoolhouse-turned-tasting room, serving up
wines that are anything but understated. This is the tasting room for
Peachy Canyon Winery, recently listed in the top 101 Wineries in
America for the second year in a row by The Daily Meals panel of
accomplished chefs, wine critics, industry experts and sommeliers.
Peachy Canyon is most famed for their collection of vineyard
designate, premium red Zinfandels. While the winery has a few
classic big n bold entries into the category, they also produce
elegant, lighter Zinfandels that showcase the grape in an entirely
original way. In the past five vintages, Peachy Canyon Winerys
Zinfandel wines have accumulated over forty 90-point-plus scores
from well established critics like Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator,
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and Stephen Tanzer.
In addition, Peachy Canyon also produces a series of premium
Bordeaux-style and specialty red blend wines. Para Siempre
Peachys top-tier Bordeaux blend, based in Petite Verdot, Cabernet
Sauvignon and Cabernet Francwas awarded Gold by the San
Francisco Wine Competition, as well as 91 points from Wine
Enthusiast. Theres also Ms. Behavea rich, multi-award winning
Malbecand two Cabernet Sauvignons, including an especially
expressive 36-month in-barrel Old Schoolhouse Reserve Cab. Each
of these wines shows the dedication to quality found in Peachys
family-led and surprisingly small winery team.
Speaking of, newly appointed Peachy Canyon Winemaker
Robert Henson brings 20 years of wine industry experience to this
team. Henson brings a winemaking philosophy that hinges on
balance in all thingsfrom art versus science of winemaking
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the finished product. Henson plans on applying his passions for
balance, varietally-correct and terroir-driven winemaking to Peachy
Canyons existing award winning wine program beginning with the
upcoming 2015 harvest.
Stop by the old schoolhouse tasting room to try great wines, sit
in a giant chair (see Peachy Canyons social media accounts for
details!), and enjoy music and food all summer long. While Peachy
is serious about wine, theyre less serious about everything else
and they host an afternoon of fun every summertime Saturday, with
live music from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and a food truck parked on
premises as often as possible. Picnics, dogs and bikes are always
welcome.

BRECON ESTATE
7450 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles
Open Daily 11am-5pm
805-239-2200 | breconestate.com
A new truly undiscovered boutique winery. Handcrafted,
award-winning wines, Internationally acclaimed
winemaker, mature "oh-so" relaxing gardens and famed Architects. Come explore and enjoy.
PEACHY CANYON WINERY
1480 North Bethel Road, Templeton
Open Daily 10am-5:30pm and by appointment
805-239-1918 | peachycanyon.com
Were celebrating 25 years of amazing winemaking at Peachy Canyon, where
weve been making Paso Robles wine history since 1988. Come enjoy our
award-winning estate Zinfandels alongside exciting small lot blends. Were
proud to be Westside originals.

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Winemakers Anthony Riboli (left) and Arnaud Debons.

Riboli Family Artisan Wine Club


This newly established wine club offers members
three shipments of six bottles per year, complete
with tasting notes and pairing suggestions. Enjoy
complimentary artisan tastings for you and one guest
at any of the San Antonio Winery locations, and
receive exclusive access to select wines such as the
newly released Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Winery Brands
Love Riboli family wines? Check
out some of their winery brands
and enjoy more great wines:
San Simeon
Riboli Family
La Quinta
Stella Rosa
Opaque
Diama Sparkle
San Antonio
Maddalena
Mariella
Windstream
Santo Stefano

SAN ANTONIO WINERY


An Impressive Paso Robles Tasting Room
Celebrate San Antonio Winerys 98th California harvest with a visit to their Paso Robles tasting
room. The well-designed and cheery yellow building sits directly off Highway 46 East at Buena Vista
Drive. This convenient and beautiful location is where you will experience the artisan wines of
fourth generation family winemaker, Anthony Riboli.
Ribolis approach to winemaking is rooted in the precision, passion and excellence the family
has been known for over the last 98 years. The award-winning San Antonio Winery is Los Angeles
oldest producing winery and five years ago they opened the Paso Robles tasting room to bring their
wines to the Central Coastand near their most recent estate vineyards in the El Pomar appellation.

Wines for Every Palate


San Antonio Winery has seven estate vineyards, located in the prestigious wine regions of Napa
Valley, Monterey and Paso Robles. From these vineyards, a wide range of unique wines are produced
under various labels, such as San Simeon, Opaque and Riboli Family. In the tasting room, the
friendly and knowledgeable staff will expertly customize your wine experience, taking you through
select brands and varietals that are optimal to your palate. You are guaranteed to find your perfect
winebe it a refreshing sparkling wine, a bold Cabernet Sauvignon or a complex Rhne blend.

The Wine & Gift Shop


San Antonio Winery is home to one of the most vast wine and gift shops on the Central Coast.
The perfect blend of fun and sophistication, you will enjoy exploring local food items such as
gourmet olives, extra virgin olive oil, distinct vinegars and artisan honey. Purchase a collection of the
finest ingredients to create perfectly paired dishes for your favorite San Antonio wines.
You will also want to explore the assortment of finely crafted soaps, clothing, wine racks, wine
glasses and many more specialty gifts.

The Caf
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2610 Buena Vista Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 226-2600 | www.sanantoniowinery.com
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Visit the caf to meet the in-house local chef, Dustin Des Jardins. His delectable and fresh menu
ranges from bruschetta and Caesar salad to a variety of pizzas and fettuccini chicken tequila, among
many other cant-miss dishes to complement your wine. Inside and outside seating is available.
Reserve the beautiful back patio for private events up to 80 guests.
>> BY BETHANY RHINE

Avila Beach Wineries


Iconic coastal views define the San Luis Obispo coastline, but no vista is quite as grand as the lookout from

Avila Beach. Sloping hills dip down towards the harbor, which is home to three pierstwo of which are open to

the public, and feature restaurants with menus full of fresh seafood. At local winery tasting rooms, friendly staff
pour a diverse collection of stunning Central Coast wines; take a sip while taking in the picturesque views.
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Wine Tasting in Santa Barbara County

A Spirit and Passion for Winemaking

Bien Nacido Vineyard | Photograph by Jeremy Ball

n the southern end of the Central Coast appellation, lies Santa Barbara Countys historic
wine growing region. The first vineyard production in these rolling coastal hills dates
back to 1782, when Junipero Serra planted vines on Mission land. About a hundred years later,
there was 260 acres of luscious vineyards and seventeen winemakers in Santa Barbara
County. Sadly, the Prohibition Era destroyed many of these historic vineyard sites and mostly
put an end to winemaking in the regionas was the case in many of the beautiful winegrowing regions across the state. With that being said, the spirit and passion for winemaking
never left Santa Barbara County, and this wine growing region is alive and well today. Talented
winemakers are producing outstanding and pure terroir driven wines from the five American
Viticultural Areas (AVAs), planted mostly to Burgundian, Rhne and Bordeaux grape varieties.
Although the movie Sideways is said to have put San Barbara Countys wine growing
region on the map in 2004, especially the Santa Maria Valley AVA, it is the high quality of the
wine across the county that has continued to uphold this bountiful regions reputation.
Sprawling vineyards and gently rolling hills create a picturesque scene for visitors and locals
alike, who visit the many wineries, tasting rooms and wine bars in the area. In the five AVAs,
wine tasters will find a nice range of wine styles amongst the Burgundian, Rhne and
Bordeaux varietals that are produced.
In the more northern region, cool climate Burgundian varietals reign, such as Pinot Noir
and Chardonnay, due to the maritime influence. This ensures a long temperate growing
season which the Burgundian varietals crave. With ample amount of sunlight, the grapes ripen
very slowlyperfect for producing terroir driven wines with pure varietal characteristics. In
the southern region, there is more of a diurnal shift with warmer nights and cooler days. This
area sees less fog and has different soil types than what is found closer to the coast. The
Bordeaux and Rhne varieties flourish in this warmer climate and the sandy soils with limestone and chalk impart a wonderfully desirable minerality in the wines.
The wineries in Santa Barbara County boast a concentration of incredibly passionate and
talented winemakers; join them year round at their many events, celebrations and festivals, as
well as in their tasting rooms.

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Tessa Marie
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LORING WINE COMPANY


A Passion for Pinot Noir

Highly Rated Wines


Since the initial release in 1999, the Lorings have
established themselves as one of the premier Pinot
Noir producers in California. Their current
production includes 14 Pinot Noirs and 5
Chardonnays.
These wines are consistently receiving impressive
scores from well know publications, such as Wine
Advocate, Wine Spectator, Pinot Report and The
Rhone Report.

Wine Tasting Flights & Pairings


Regular Tasting Flight $10
Regular Tasting Flight & Cookie Pairing $15
Reserve Single Vineyard Flight $13
Reserve Single Vineyard Flight & Cookie Pairing $18

Brian Loring plainly states, my obsession is Pinot Noir, and unabashedly describes himself as a Pinot
freak. His sister, Kimberly, is co-owner and co-winemaker, and shares his passion for Pinot. Pouring a
variety of highly rated Pinots in their tasting room on Highway 246 in Buellton, the Lorings strive to bring
their love of Pinots to their guests. Sourcing grapes from twelve distinctive vineyards throughout
Californiastretching from the Sonoma Coast to Santa Barbarathey produce Pinots reflective of each
vineyards individual terroir, microclimate and specific clones. Of the diverse range of Pinots offered, Brian
states, It would be boring if everything we made tasted the same.

Taste the Difference


Begin your tasting at the counter in the tasting room, relax in the lounge area, or sit on the front patio.
The tasting room team will guide you through your choice of the Regular Tasting Flight or the Reserve
Single Vineyard Flight. Taste and compare the diversity between different AVAs from Northern California
through the Central Coast. All wines currently poured have received impressive ratings from highly
respected wine publications; as April Pharoah the tasting room manager says, We have high quality,
approachable wines for any level of wine enthusiast to enjoy in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Wine and Artisan Cookie Pairing Experience


Loring and Mela Foods have designed a special Artisan Cookie Pairing Experience to enjoy with either
wine flight. These excellently handcrafted, special cookies perfectly complement the stunning collection of
Loring wines. The cookie flight includes lemon pistachio, cherry shortbread, manchego and toasted
walnut biscuit, goat Gouda biscuit and chocolate sea salt caramel cookie.

Wine Club Exclusives

Open Thursday through Monday


10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
420 East Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 691-1300 | www.loringwinecompany.com
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Join the wine club to insure shipments of Loring wines and to receive exclusive benefits. In addition to
discounts, tastings and the annual pick up party, depending on the wine club level chosen, benefits may
also consist of barrel tastings, vineyard tours, blending event, a vineyard picnic lunch and other events
with Winemakers Brian and Kimberly Loring.
To sip and savor the variations of California Pinot Noir from six distinctive California AVAs, visit Loring
Wine Company in Buelltonand dont forget to experience the new Artisan Cookie Pairing!
>> BY DON SONDERLING

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New Release:
2013 Roasted Slope

ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS


Rhne Inspired
Situated along Foxen Canyon Road in Los Olivos, Andrew Murray Vineyards has had a love affair with
Rhne varietals for over 25 years, releasing their first vintage in 1990. Inspired in the late 1980s while
traveling through Frances Rhne Valley, winemaker Andrew Murray was eager to blend the classic and
the modern. With the belief that great wine starts at the root of the vine, Murrays winemaking philosophy
is summarized in three words: passion, evolution and wisdom. Named Tastemaker of the Year by Food
and Wine Magazine, Murray is committed to his craft, spreading the Rhne gospel with unfaltering
energy and passion.
Producing four distinct families of handcrafted Santa Barbara wines, each family has a unique place
in the vineyards wine portfolio.

Tous Les Jours and Blend Wines


The vineyards everyday and easy-drinking Syrah, named one of the best wines under $20 by
Food & Wine Magazine, is blended to produce a soft, smooth Syrah full of ripe berry aromas and flavors.
Demonstrating that sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its part, Esperance, a blend of
Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre is fashioned in the style of the great reds of Gigondas and
Chateauneuf-du-Pape of France. Enchante is a white blend of Rousanne and Grenache Blanc grapes,
inspired by the great whites of the Southern Rhne Valley.

Varietal Wines and Single Vineyard Wines


Their Reserve Syrah is a red wine blended from no less than six blocksdelivering the earthy, spicy
and wonderfully fruity side of Syrah, while the Viognier showcases the exotic, floral and fruity side of
Viognier. The Grenache is smooth and irresistible.
Crafting several single-vineyard red wines from Alisos Vineyard, Thompson Vineyard, Watch Hill
Vineyard and Stolpman Vineyard, these distinctive wines are designed to offer a different flavor profile,
expressing the unique terroir or microclimate of neighboring vineyards not found in the winerys own
appellation.

Tasting Room Atmosphere


Offering an intimate wine country experience, Andrew Murray invites guests to lounge and savor at
two gorgeous tasting rooms: the newly remodeled Winery & Visitors Center, located at the entrance of the
Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, as well as their tasting room in downtown Los Olivos. At their winery, grassy
picnic grounds and ancient oaks offer the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine outside on their sunny
terrace, with live music and food trucks on most weekends.
>> BY RACHEL HOMMEL

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Roasted Slope is back! A classic fan favorite,


this wine is a result of an unexpected, but
lucrative mistake. When the vineyard first
started out in 1990, Murray had only purchased
Viognier. Turns out the Viognier grapes were
actually Syrah with a lot of Viognier mixed in.
While the French have been co-fermenting
Viognier and Syrah for years, the mistake turned
into an instant classic, changing the course of
Murrays winemaking careerand still the most
sought after wine each vintage.

Upcoming Events
Exclusive Hike in the Vineyard & Barrel Tasting
Saturday, September 19 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Andrew Murray will be your personal guide for
a morning walk through the vineyard followed
by a rarely offered barrel tasting.
2nd Annual Grape Stomp
Saturday, October 3 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Get your hands and feet ready for the
experience of a lifetime!

Ongoing Events
Grape to Glass Tour
This tour will begin in the newly remodeled
tasting room and continue with a walk through
the vineyard, with a discussion of the winerys
unique terroir and pioneering history. The
winemaking process is then showcased from the
crush pad to the tank room to the barrel cellar.
Tours typically last between 30-45 minute and
include a progressive tasting of current wine
releases. Reservations are required. Schedule a
tour today with an Events and Hospitality
Manager by calling (805) 686-9604 ext. 103.

ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS


Winery and Visitor Center
Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
5249 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos
(805) 696-9604
Los Olivos Tasting Room
Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2901-A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos
(805) 693-9644
www.AndrewMurrayVineyards.com
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Andrew Murray Tasting Room Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 693-9644

A single bottle contains:


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.

Bedford Winery Daily 11-5, Los Alamos, (805) 344-2107

gallons) made from 740 pounds of


grapes which works out to almost
but not precisely - 24 cases of wine.

Byron Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 938-7365

Cali Love Wine M 11-7, Tu-Th 12-7, Fr 12-8, Sa 11-8, Su 11-7, Solvang, (805) 688-1678

Cambria Estate Winery Daily 10-5, Santa Maria, (805) 805-937-8091

Carivintas Winery Mon-Fri 12-7, Sat-Sun 11-7, Solvang, (805) 693-4331

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 (Conway Family) Sun-Wed 12-8, Thu-Sat 12-9, Santa Barbara, (805) 618-1185

Dragonette Cellars Thu-Mon 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 693-0077

Firestone Vineyard Daily 10-5; Tours 11:15, 1:15 & 3:15, Los Olivos, (805) 688-3940

Fontes & Phillips Thu-Sun 12-5, Santa Ynez, (805) 688-2200

Foley Wines Daily 10-5, Lompoc, (805) 737-6222

Frequency Wines Fri-Sun 12-6, Los Alamos, (805) 344-1222

J Ludlow Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8989

Larner Vineyard & Winery Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8148

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.

An acre of vineyards land can give the


grower: Five tons of grapes (though it is
also less, depending on a variety of farming
and winemaking practices, and on the varietal and the vineyards location) which will
give you 797 gallons of juice (or thirteenand-a-half barrels) which is pretty close to
four thousand bottles of wine.

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Other

Cinque Stelle Winery Thu-Mon 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 686-4101

LaMontagne Winery Fri-Sun 12-5, Lompoc, (805) 291-6643

Buttonwood Farm Winery Daily 11-5, Solvang, (805) 688-3032

Casa Cassara Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7:30, Solvang, (805) 688-8691

One standard oak barrel of wine


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Lincourt Vineyards Daily 10-5, Solvang, (805) 688-8554

Lions Peak Vineyards Mon-Fri 11-7, Sat-Sun 11-8, Solvang, (805) 693-5466

Loring Wine Co./Cargasacchi Thu-Mon 10-4:45, Buellton, (805) 691-1300

Lucky Dogg Winery Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7:30, Solvang, (805) 691-9774

Martian Ranch & Vineyard Wed-Sun 11-5, Los Alamos, (805) 344-1804

Qup Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 686-4200

Scott Cellars Fri-Sun 11-4, Lompoc, (805) 736-6161

Toretti Family Vineyard Thu-Mon 12-5:30, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8002

Turiya Wines Open by appt only, Lompoc, (805) 478-7016


Zaca Mesa Daily 10-4, Los Olivos, (805) 688-9339 x308

Zinke Wines Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 691-9718


Zotovich Cellars Fri-Sun 10-4, Lompoc, (805) 736-1600

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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

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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?

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

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.

Sit Down Tasting

Wine Bar Tasting

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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Terravant has it allunforgettable food, a wall of wine, live music
performances, and the experience of blending wine! The new
blending bar gives guests the opportunity to create their own wine
from four base wines. After creating the perfect blend, they can then
create their own label and take their bottle home. Guests can also
enjoy one of the many great wines available from more than 40 Santa
Barbara Wineries, many of whom make their wine in the Terravant
Wine Companys custom crush facility.
Enjoy Central Coast wines from the wine wall, which features 52
wines to sample by taste, half glass or full glass. Find the one you like
and enjoy it with your meal or sample the afternoon away while
relaxing in the tasting bar.
Chef de Cuisine, Brian Reigle, recently launched a new menu,
featuring local produce, small and large plates, and his personal spin
on Mediterranean dishes. A special happy hour menu is offered from
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For those who are interested in taking their personal wine
collection a step further, the Avantastic Wine Club is the perfect
opportunity to enjoy ten limited edition wines per year, made by
Padilla and his staff. Members also enjoy discounts on wines, along
with priority reservation to events and VIP treatment when visiting
Terravant. The Avantastic Wine Club also features wine from
Fiddlehead, Falcone Family and Richard Longoriajust to name a
few. All wines are exclusive to the Avantastic Wine Club.
Terravant is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. They are
located at 35 Industrial Way in Buellton. For more information, call
(805) 686-4742 or visit the website at www.avantwines.com.
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JALAMA WINES
308 North 9th Street, Unit C, Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 735-8937 | Friday Sunday 12-5pm & by appointment
Jalama Wines produces small lots, with a focus on vineyard
designated wines. When you have one of these, youll know it is
something special and unique.
LAMONTAGNE WINERY
1509 E Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc
(805) 291-6643 | lamontagnewinery.com
Friday Sunday 12-5pm
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.

Taste Small Production at Jalama Wines

SCOTT CELLARS
316 North F Street, Lompoc | Friday Sunday 11am-4pm
(805) 736-6161 | 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.

Jalama Wines takes its name from the valley where I grew up, just
south of Lompoc. At the end of this valleys twisty, windy road sits a
magnificent beach frequented by hardcore surfers, campers and those
in-the-know out to get an amazing burger at the beachside caf.
TURIYA WINES
Although our Cargasacchi family ranches originally only held
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the late 90s, and now have vineyards in the Jalama Valley
Turiya Wines is a producer of ultra boutique wines from the Central Coast of
(Cargasacchi/Jalama Vineyard), as well as in the renowned Sta. Rita
California. Turiya is determined to create rare, fine-tuned, focused wines, both
blends as well as extremely limited releases of single cultivars. Reds only.
Hills AVA (Cargasacchi Vineyard). Their close proximity to the ocean
keeps the vineyards cool throughout the long Central Coast growing
ZOTOVICH ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY
season. This is ideal Pinot Noir country.
300 North 12th Street, Unit 1D, Lompoc
( 805) 736-1600 | www.zotovichcellars.com
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far beyond what I could make on the side, so I searched out a spot
"We grow, produce and bottle estate Syrah, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
close to home and started my production facility in the Wine Ghetto
Were new to the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. Stop in to meet us!"
in 2010.
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Costa de Oro Tasting Room & Marketplace
Costa de Oro Tasting Room & Marketplace is located right off of
Highway 101 in Santa Maria. This site pays tribute to the history
behind Costa De Oroit was the strawberry stand for Gold Coast
Farms, the parent company of Costa De Oro, which has been farming
Santa Maria since 1978. Gold Coast Vineyard was planted to 20 acres
of Pinot Noir and 10 acres of Chardonnay in 1989, and these grapes
were sold to the areas best wineriesincluding Au Bon Climat. Gary
Burk, Costa de Oro Co-Owner and Winemaker, was fortunate to
work in the winery with Jim Clendenen from 1994-2002, and during
this time he began to make his own wine. Gary started with just one
barrel of Chardonnay and one barrel of Pinot Noir.
Today, Costa de Oro produces over 6000 cases featuring
Chardonnay & Pinot Noir from the estate Gold Coast Vineyard.
The best place to experience the wines is at the Tasting Room and
Marketplace, where guests can taste five wines for only $10. In
addition to regular tasting room hours (normally 11:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m. daily), each Friday evening, Costa de Oro hosts Friday Night
Wine Downs featuring live music from local musicians and $12
dinner plates prepared by Chef Rick! Another facet to the Costa de

Oro portfolio is their Wine on Tap. Kegged wine, wine stored and
shipped inside five gallon kegs instead of bottles, has been gaining
popularity throughout the past several years. Costa de Oro started
kegging wine for high-end accounts, like Roys Hawaii. Now these
wines, a white and a red are available in the tasting room by the glass
and by the growler (these can be refilled). Costa de Oro Wine Club
members receive discounts on keg wines, bottled wines and
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Martian Ranch is the creation of Massachusetts native Nan


Helgeland, who found her inspiration in the world-class vineyards
and wines of Santa Barbara County. After years of searching for the
perfect property, she purchased this 102-acre parcel on Alisos
Canyon Road in 2007, and named it Martian Ranchthe combined
nickname of her two adult sons: Martin and Ian.
Today, Martian Ranch & Vineyard is a biodynamically farmed
estate winery, with twenty acres of vines planted to ten different
grape varieties, each perfectly suited to the climate of the ranch.
The vineyards were planted in 2008 under the guidance of
biodynamic consultant Philippe Armenier, with the first estate
vintage in 2011. Martian Ranch is known for carefully farmed,
vibrant and lower-alcohol wines, with Philippe now at the helm as
Winemaker. Estate varieties are Albario, Grenache Blanc, Viognier,
Clairette, Gamay Noir, Mourvdre, Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cabernet
Franc and Tempranilloabout two acres planted of each.
Biodynamics, which takes organic farming to the next level,
strives to create a balanced ecosystem while focusing on the health
and fertility of the soil. Lunar, solar and cosmic rhythms are
followed for all farming practices, which create an optimum
environment for the vines. Each part of the growing process
revolves around four elements: root, leaf, flower and fruit. Together,
these elements create the highest expression of harvest. While these
farming methods may be more labor intensive, the quality shows in
each bottle, carefully crafted between the earth and the cosmos.
The tasting room opened in October 2014 and offers a wide
selection of estate wines. Each wine is named after a celestial
notion, from the Stellar Viognier to Local Group Grenache Noir and
Mothership Grenache Blanc. Tours of the vineyard are available on
weekends, with reservations recommended.
Martian Ranch & Vineyard is featured in the New York Times,
SF Chronicle and Jon Bonns book, The New California Wine.
Experimental and eclectic, the estate is dedicated to the journey,
from sky to ground to grape to barrel to bottle and straight into
your glass.
Located on Alisos Canyon Road between US 101 and Foxen
Canyon Road, look out for the alien up ahead! Visit Nan and crew
at the tasting room Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m to
5:00 p.m.

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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
bedfordwinery.com | Daily 11am - 5pm.
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 | bellstreetfarm.com
Friday - Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday - Monday 11am-5pm
MARTIAN RANCH & VINEYARD
Martian Ranch & Vineyard is a biodynamic vineyard and estate winery
located just one mile south of Los Alamos on Alisos Canyon Road.
Visit us and enjoy an out-of-this-world experience! The tasting room
will celebrate its second anniversary in October 2015.
9110 Alisos Canyon Rd, Los Alamos | (805) 344-1804
martianvineyard.com | Wednesday Sunday 11am-5pm
FREQUENCY WINES
A family run operation, Frequency Wines
produces Santa Barbara County Rhne
varietals. Initially envisioned by Almond
Wasserman in 2010, she recruited her brother
Zac to be the winemaker, and her mother Maria to manage the tasting room and cellar club. Zac is
currently the Assistant Winemaker at Tensley Wines,
a heavy hitter of Santa Barbara County Syrah, produced by Zac's mentor, Joey Tensley. The Frequency
wines are evolving into beautiful examples of Santa Barbara County classics as the brand finds top
quality vineyards and refines their unique expression of this area.
488 Bell Street, Suite B, Los Alamos | (805) 344-1222
frequencywines.com | Friday Sunday 12-6pm

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vineyard designate wines since 1987. It is for this reason that you get a
true expression of the land. I especially enjoy the agricultural part of the
winemaking process because that is what usually determines the character
of the final wine product, says Winemaker Denise Shurtleff. Every block
of grapes and each lot of wine has a life, a personality of its own, and
evaluating the different stages of the wine and the decisions that are made 135
during the winemaking process are always unique to each vintage, she
adds. Cambria is best known for their Chardonnay, producing five
different iterations, of which their Katherines Vineyard has long been one
of the standards in Santa Barbara. There are seven versions of Pinot Noir
produced at Cambria and they also make small amounts
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Each
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year, you build on your foundation of knowledge and experience different
situations in the vineyards and with the wines, so it is a continual learning
process, Shurtleff says. We will never know it all and that is pretty cool
because there is always something new to learn about, she adds.
The handsome tasting room sits above the tanks and barrels, which
you can view from the second story glass windows; there are also a few
outdoor tables and chairs in which to wile away the hour. Bottle prices are
$17 - $80, the Estate Flight is $10 and the Reserve Pinot Flight is $20.
Their website offers a terrific blog dedicated to a variety of mouthwatering
recipes for wine and food pairing ideas. Cambria is open daily from
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit the tasting room at 5475 Chardonnay Lane
in Santa Maria. For more information, call (805) 937-8091 or visit the
website at www.cambriawines.com.

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reflection of the artistry that is
reflected in each of the wines.
Visitors will often have the
opportunity to taste with owner
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knowledge of wines is incredibly
extensive. Whether enjoying it
now or looking to age it,
regardless of the occasion
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Coquelicot Estate Vineyard:
A Blend of Inspiration, Kindness and Fine Wine
Coquelicot, pronounced ko-klee-ko,
Estate Vineyard resides in the heart of the
Santa Ynez Valley near Solvang just south of
the historic Mission Santa Ines. The
vineyards miraculous setting is comprised of
58 acres of organically farmed grapes with
vines that were originally planted in 1999.
Bernard Rosenson, owner of the renowned
Sky Room in Long Beach, acquired the Estate
Vineyard in 2005 and his quest for making
fine wine began. Rosenson is known for his
reverent passion for living life and his
mission to inspire, be kind and tread lightly
shines bright as Coquelicots limited
production wines are made with tenderness
and care, and considered a true celebration
of life. In fact, the name Coquelicot
embraces Rosensons philosophy as it is also
the French name of a striking red poppy
flower that grows in the French
countrysidethis beautiful flower graces
Coquelicot wine bottles.
Coquelicot wines can be found at their
gorgeous downtown Los Olivos tasting

room. Rosenson took on the task of


remodeling one of the towns oldest buildings
dating back to 1886. The building was once
a blacksmith shop, but today it is the perfect
setting to enjoy Coquelicots fine wines, and
the backyard offers a place for a game of
bocce ball or a picnic lunch. You can even
reserve the backyard for a private event or
catered dinner party. Stop on by for a taste of
an Estate Sangiovese, Riesling, Sauvignon
Blanc, Syrah and more.
Rosenson implemented sustainable and
organic farming protocols in 2007 and as
part of these practices Coquelicot now holds
an annual event taking place at the beginning
of each June called The Ladybug Release
Party. This unique event involves releasing
thousands of ladybugs into their vineyards.
These ladybugs contribute to the production
of healthy grapes without the need for
chemical pesticides. Visit the tasting room at
2884 Grand Avenue in Los Olivos. For more
information, call (805) 688-1500 or visit
www.coquelicotwines.com.
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Quality California Roots at Qup Winery
Qup Winery reflects the California spirit as founder Robert Neil
Lindquist (Bob) moved to California with his family when he was
young and since then, has embraced everything Californian from the
music scene to becoming a devoted Dodger fan.
In 1975, Bobs pursuit for a career in the wine industry took flight.
It wasnt long until he knew he was destined to be a part of Santa
Barbaras Wine Country and in 1979, it became a reality. His path led
him to Zaca Mesa where he learned the art of winemaking under Jim
Clendenen and in 1982, Qup was born via Chardonnay, Syrah and
Ros of Pinot Noir.
As the years progressed Bobs passion for Syrah and other Rhne
varieties outshined the rest, but he has kept up with the crafting of
his exceptionally popular Chardonnay.

Dedication to Biodynamic Practices


In 2002, Bob and his wife, Louisa Sawyer Lindquist who is also a
devoted winemaker, found their opportunity to expand into San Luis
Obispo Wine Country with the purchase of eighty acres in Edna
Valley. From day one, the couple was committed to sustainable
farming and embarked on a journey of employing biodynamic
practices that treat the vineyard as a self-contained, living organism.
In 2005, the Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard was planted with Pinot
Noir, Marsanne, Syrah, Grenache, Tempranillo and Albario, and in
2008, yielded its first productive crop. In 2009, the vineyard earned

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Bob named his winery after the Chumash Native American word
for California poppy to honor the indigenous people of the Central
Coast and Channel Islands. Bob decided to add an accent to the final
syllable to designate the pronunciation (kyoo-pay') as several sounds
of the Chumash language have been obscured with time.

Where to Taste the Wines


Qup specializes in Rhne-style wines, working with grapes
sourced primarily from Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria, Sawyer
Lindquist Vineyard in Edna Valley and Ibarra-Young Vineyard in Los
Olivos. Their collection can be tasted at the Qup tasting room,
located in picturesque downtown Los Olivos at 2963 Grand Avenue.
They offer two tasting flights to choose from, a Classic and a Reserve,
and are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reservations are
required for groups of six or more. For more information, call
(805) 686-4200, email tastingroom@qupe.com, or visit
>> BETHANY RHINE
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Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

OPEN THURSDAY-MONDAY 11AM-5PM

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805-686-4101
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Demeter Biodynamic and Stellar Organic certifications, formalizing


Bob and Louisas commitment to biodynamic farming practices.

Stop by and sip splendid wines and shop in the spectacular


boutique featuring ladies apparel, jewelry and unique gifts.

Visit our Tasting Room


located "Off Grand
Thursday-Monday 12-5:30
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Los Olivos Wineries


Byrons Genial Tasting Room
BY DON SONDERLING

Intimate, warm, cozy, casual and relaxedthese are the sensations


that comes to mind as you enter the Byron tasting room; its exterior is
reminiscent of quintessential small town America and you feel the
homey atmosphere. Stepping up to the bar, facing a wall of wine,
guests are greeted by one of Byrons genial tasting room attendants.
The day I visited, Lucio was pouring. His enthusiasm and passion
was immediately evident, as he greeted us with a big smile, walking
us through the tasting flight. His knowledge of the wines, grapes and
terroir was boundless, if not to say infectious.
Byron has built a reputation on their award-winning selections of
single vineyard, small lot artisan Pinot Noirseach reflecting its
specific vineyard. But dont let that dissuade you from their
Chardonnay, which is bright, crisp and fragrantthe perfect start
before delving into the Pinot Noir selections.
Jonathan Nagy, Byrons Winemaker, has created a portfolio of
boutique estate wines that amaze the pallet. Two separate tasting
menus are offered: the $10 tasting features two Chardonnays, two
Pinot Noirs and a Grenache, Syrah and Mourvdre blend. The $20
tasting is an all Pinot Noir flight, featuring Byrons top single vineyard
Pinots, including the very special Monumentrated 94 points by
Wine Enthusiast.
Tastings are conducted in the front room at the tasting bar,
however, if you are a Circa 64 Wine Club member, you may taste in

the members only club lounge; there you can sit, relax and even
bring food to enjoy as you sample the wines.
These small lot artisan wines are only available at the tasting room
or through the wine club, making them truly exclusive. Byron also
prides itself on special events for wine lovers, including quarterly
pick up parties for club members and special event parties for guests.
Byron is all about giving wine lovers a memorable experience.
Lucio sums up his passion and what he tries to impart to each
guest: Our wines are immediately approachable, but hold up well
with age. Byron, primarily, is a Pinot houseshowing what the best
of the Santa Maria Valley has to offer. Our wines have a soul and are
an art form, and we try to convey that to each and every guest
honoring us with their presence. Cheers to Lucio! Treat yourself to a
>> DON SONDERLING
visit at Byron.

Now open, every day from 11 am to 5 pm.


2367 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos
888-938-7310
www.byronwines.com
No appointment necessary.
Please call ahead for parties of 8 or more.

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Casa Cassara Winery & Vineyards Kyle Knapp Takes a Minimalist Approach

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Fontes & Phillips Winery: Focus on Small-Lot Wines from Santa Barbara County

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ever-popular Panky Ros. The term Panky refers to anything thats
really cool, which is exactly what you can expect from this classic Ros
blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Each bottle is hand-labeled by
Fontes and Phillips with hand-made pewter labels from South
America. Visitors to the tasting room will often have the opportunity
to meet the winemaker and his wife, and can also enjoy a picnic with
their wines.
Fontes and Phillips Winery is open Thursday through Sunday from
12:00 to 5:00 p.m. They are located at 3630 Sagunto Street #A1 in
Santa Ynez (across from the Santa Ynez Valley Inn). For more
information, please call (805) 688-2200 or visit their website at
www.fontesandphillipswines.com
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portfolio of small-lot wines from world-class Santa Barbara County
vineyards. Alan Phillips and his wife Rochelle Fontes-Phillips bring
over thirty-five years of wine industry experience to their boutique,
family-owned winery. Alan graduated from UC Davis with a BS in
Enology and spent the first twenty years of his career working at
several wineries in Napa Valley, the Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa
Babrara, including consulting jobs in New Zealand, Germany, France,
Spain and Portugal. Rochelle developed her career in wine compliance
and accounting, and in 1998 they decided to move to Santa Ynez to
help Bill Foley launch Foley
Estates and Lincourt.
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distinct varietals and vineyards of
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Deep Sea Wines are a product of passion for the Conway Family,
whose love of Santa Barbara wine and coastal vineyards is celebrated
in every bottle of Deep Sea. The Conway Family calls Santa Barbara
home, and has always been inspired to produce wines that represent
the coastal influence and unique climate of the region. From this
place, inspiration has produced a variety of wines each speaking of
their origins. Their wines can be tasted at the Santa Barbara tasting
room, located on Stearns Wharf.
The tasting room offerings include the Deep Sea label featuring
wines made from the estate vineyard, as well as other coastal
vineyards. This brand appeals to the modern wine drinker, and
reflects the true passion of the Conways, the ocean and wine. Also
available are wines from the Conway label, which are region specific,
celebrating varieties best suited to their respective appellations. These
bottlings include Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, Chardonnay
from Santa Barbara and Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills. This is an
elevated brand produced from outstanding lots, resulting in wines
of excellent quality, character and agability, explains Gillian Conway.
The Deep Sea tasting room has an experience for every type of
wine taster. Taking in the view of the Pacific Ocean while drinking
Central Coast wine is unbeatable! The wine menus consist of
different tasting options, including, White Only, Red Only and
mixed flights. Deep Sea also offers wine by the glass or bottle with
reasonable pricing. The tasting room hours are Monday through
Thursday from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday through Sunday
12:00 to 9:00 p.m. The outdoor patio and deck is now heated and
open at night, for lounging and tasting. Another way to enjoy the
tasting room is to rent it out for private parties; they can accomodate
up to 49 guests. For more information, call (805) 618-1185.

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CYCLING TOURS
You are zooming through Santa Barbara wine countrythe sun
illuminates the surrounding vineyards causing shadows on the old
oak tress, the rolling hills are dotted with cattle and a few wispy
clouds hover in the blue sky. The warm breeze on your face causes
you to smile, and your cares and worries melt away. You stop midday for a wine country picnic full of gourmet food and great wine,
and its hard to believe life can be this wonderful. This is just a taste of
what Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours can offer since they
lead the way in premier, wine country bike tours.

Ride Like the Wind


Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours offer single day and
multi-day trips available for people of all skill levels, and though
cycling can seen daunting, its certainly not. Dont think Tour de
France, rather think gentle cycling and killer views all at your own
pace. Tour distances and difficulty can be modified to fit the abilities
of our guests, says owner Corey Evans. Therefore, youre not locked
into anything you dont want to do. This means a novice can enjoy a
gradual ride at a satisfying pace, and a hard-core cyclist can get the
burn they crave while getting the wine they want. The Santa Ynez
Valley is known for its gentle rolling hills of vineyards, long stretches
of road winding through farmland, and tucked away canyons and
vistas providing the perfect atmosphere for a ride.

Pedal to the Metal


All wine country daily bike tours begin in Solvang and include a
gourmet picnic lunch consisting of an artisanal cheese plate with
locally-sourced, seasonal, heirloom organic salad and fresh fruit
served in a picturesque vineyard, a bike and a helmet for your
protection. Tours include a professional tour guide, commemorative
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water bottle and SAG vehicle support. For more advanced riders and
serious wine and bike enthusiasts, Santa Barbara Wine Country
Cycling also offers deluxe multi-day trips that feature longer biking
routes, luxurious overnight accommodations and fabulous wine
pairing dinners. We are happy to accommodate any food allergies or
restrictions, says Evans. Some of these packages include rides from
Carmel to Santa Barbara and Paso Robles to Santa Barbara, for an
authentic Central Coast wine experience.

Customized Experiences
Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours can also custom
design a bike tour through wine country to accommodate your
preferences. The point, of course, is to experience wine countrynot
from the speed of your car but to examine, up close, the beauty of the
surroundings that you cant see as you drive past. If you prefer to rent
a bike on your own without a preplanned path, both hybrid, alloy
and carbon road bikes are available for the day or for multiple days.
Before you know it, youll be peddling through Santa Barbaras
stunning vineyards, able to stop exactly when and where you want,
knowing that your bike is taken care of by professional riders so its
always in excellent shape. Or if riding is not your thing, they also
offer guided hikes for all levels that take in valley and ocean vistas. So
dont go it alone and miss the best of the Central Coastinstead, go
in style with Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours!

Visit Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours


Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours is located at 1693
Mission Drive, Suite 101, in Solvang. To book a tour, call them at
(805) 686-9490 or visit www.winecountrycycling.com
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Cantara Cellars (805) 484-9600


126 North Wood Road, #104, Camarillo
Thu-Sun 11am-6pm

Four Brix Winery (805) 256-6006


2290 Eastman Ave, #109, Ventura
Fri 4-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm

Herzog Wine Cellars (805) 983-1560


3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard
Sun-Thu 10:30am-9pm, Fri 10:30am-4pm

Magnavino Cellars (805) 983-2500


961 North Rice Ave, #5, Oxnard
Most Fridays 5-8pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm
Panaro Brothers Winery (805) 654-1577
4517 Market St, #7, Ventura
Fri 3-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm

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Sunland Vintage Winery (805) 379-2250


1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, #108, Thousand Oaks
Thu-Fri 6-9pm, Sat 1-6pm, Sun 1-5pm

San Vicente Cellars (805) 379-3554


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VENTURA COUNTY TASTING ROOMS

No need to travel hours by train or plane to escape to wine country; residents of Southern
California can get in the car and drive (often less than an hour) to Ventura County, where more
than 9 wineries call home. Grapes are grown locally in Camarillo, Malibu and Oxnard in addition
to being brought in from top wine growing regions all over California. The winery personnel are
exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Take a day off to enjoy the cool ocean breezes and valley
warmth with the wines produced in your backyard.

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1321 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, #108, Thousand Oaks
ThursdayFriday 6-9pm, Saturday 1-6pm, Sunday 1-5pm
(805) 379-2250 | www.sunlandvintagewinery.com
Our tasting room is designed to give you a unique wine tasting
experience, where we encourage interactive participation and you
become part of the tradition. Giovinazzo Wines a taste of old Italy right in your own backyard.
And SVI Brand premium wines for the discriminating wine palate.

SAN VICENTE CELLARS


741 Lakefield Road, Suite A, Westlake Village
(805) 379-3554 | www.sanvicentecellars.com
Friday 5-9pm, SaturdaySunday 12-6pm
San Vicente Cellars is a small, family-owned, artisanal winery
dedicated to producing the highest quality wines. All of their grapes
are sourced from vineyards that are known for meticulous
hand-farming techniques and the use of sustainable agriculture.
These vineyards are located in the cooler climates of Santa Ynez and
Los Alamos Valleys in Santa Barbara County and the west side of Paso Robles, on the Central Coast of
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1321 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, #108, Thousand Oaks
Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 1-6pm, Sunday 2-5pm
(818) 231-2749 | www.almasolwinery.com
Alma Sol is a family-owned and operated,
micro-boutique winery, sourcing premium fruit from top
vineyard sites in California, with a special interest and focus on
the beautiful Paso Robles appellation. From the very beginning,
the mission has been to craft exceptional Bordeaux wines, both single varietals and special blends
though they will occasionally be inspired to produce limited releases of non-Bordeaux varietals as well.

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visit to Cantara Cellars for a splash of elegant wine and indulgence
in some tasty bites.
Cantara Cellars has been a family operation since the beginning,
when husband and wife, Mike (featured in the picture below) and
Chris Brown, started the winery in 2002; since then, they have been
perfecting their winemaking craft and honing their passion for
premium made Lodi wines. Their Chardonnay fruit comes from the
Lodi vineyards that Mikes parents farm and own and in the last
decade, they have expanded their production to source fruit from
other Lodi vineyards to increase their varietal selection. They also
source fruit from Amador County vineyards, specifically for their
production of Tempranillo.
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Camarillo. Only a twenty minute drive from the stunning shoreline
and a forty minute drive from the Los Padres National Forest,
Cantara Cellars prime location makes them the perfect winery
destination in Ventura County. Whether youre on your way to the

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FOUR BRIX WINERY
2290 Eastman Avenue, #109, Ventura
Friday 4-8pm, SaturdaySunday 12-5pm
(805) 256-6006 | www.fourbrixwine.com
Four Brix Winery is an urban winery located in the heart of
Ventura, specializing in internationally-inspired wine blends.
They produce wines based upon their favorite grape growing
regions: Italy, France, Spain and California. The word brix is a
term for measurement of sugar in grapes; therefore, Four Brix equal four sweet spots for great wine!
With a total production around 2,500 cases, these wines are very limited and in high demand.
PANARO BROTHERS WINERY
4517 Market Street, #7, Ventura
Friday 3-7pm, SaturdaySunday 11am-7pm
(805) 654-1577 | www.panarobros.com
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to the vineyard and is the winemaker, while his brother David manages
the business. Their handcrafted single varietals truly showcase the beauty of California wine made in a
traditional Italian style.

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specialties like Barbera and Sangiovese, and the ever popular


Chardonnay, Cantara Cellars has the perfect selection of wines for
everyone. For an exclusive experience, consider a private event or
tasting by appointment. Enjoy meeting Winemaker, Mike Brown,
and visit with family and friends in the comfortable tasting room
with a glass of Cantara Cellars wine.
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961 North Rice Avenue, #5, Oxnard
Most Fridays 5-8pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 12-6pm
(805) 983-2500 | www.magnavinocellars.com
Savor the Wine, Treasure the Experience. Escape to Magnavino
Cellars for the warmth of Tuscany and their award-winning
wines of California. Let the highly trained staff of Magnavino
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3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard
SundayThursday 10:30am-9pm, Friday 10:30am-4pm
(805) 983-1560 | www.herzogwinecellars.com
Discover nationally awarded local wines, a luxurious tasting
bar, private tasting rooms and a gift boutique. Treat yourself
to 5-star dining within the winery at Tierra Sur, Ventura
Countys highest rated restaurant.

CANTARA CELLARS
126 North Wood Road, #104, Camarillo
ThursdaySunday 11am-6pm
(805) 484-9600 | www.cantaracellars.com
Cantara Cellars is a local winery and tasting room producing a wide
selection of award-winning red and white wines. Located in the in the heart of Ventura County, theyre
just a short drive from wherever you are. Cantara Cellars specializes in wines made from grapes grown in
the Lodi Appellation in Northern California. Each wine they make expresses both their passion for
making fine wines and their enjoyment of the distinctive flavors found in Lodi grapes. Their wine lounge
features wine flights, wine by the glass, cheese plates and other small bites. Visit for tastings and tours,
or call to schedule a private event or tasting by appointment. Taste their wines, meet the winemaker and
have a special day of wine tasting.

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WINERY LISTINGS << Wine Country This Week


paso robles area wineries
Adelaida Cellars 5805 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-8980
Alta Colina 2725 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-4191
AmByth Estate 510 Sequoia Lane, Templeton; 805-305-9497
Ancient Peaks Winery 22720 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita; 805-365-7045
Anglim 740 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-227-6813
AronHill Vineyards 3745 W. Hwy 46, Templeton; 805-434-3066
Arroyo Robles 1317 Park Street, Paso Robles; 877-759-WINE
Asuncion Ridge 725 12th Street, Paso Robles; 805-237-3780
August Ridge 8790 E. Highway 41, Creston; 805-239-2455
B & E Vineyards 6950 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-286-5835
Barr Estate Winery 6950 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-286-5835
Barrel 27 Wine Co 3525 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1245
Bassetti Vineyards 1191 North Green Valley Road, Cambria; 805-927-1925
Bella Luna 1850 Templeton Road, Templeton; 805-434-5477
Bianchi Winery 3380 Branch Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9922
Black Hand Cellars 766 Main Street, Suite B, Cambria; 805-927-9463
Bodegas Paso Robles 729 13th Street, Paso Robles; 805-237-3780
Bon Niche Cellars 2627 Golden Eagle Way, San Miguel; 805-286-7798
Booker Vineyard 2640 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-7367

Open daily 10-5


Thu-Sun 11-5
Open by appointment only
Thu-Mon 11-5:30
Thu-Mon 11-6 or by Appt
Open daily 11-5
Open daily 11-7
Open daily 12:30-6, Fri-Sat until 8
Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-5 or by Appt
Fri-Sun 11-5 or by Appt
Open daily 11-5
Open by appointment only
Fri-Mon 10-5
Open daily 10-5
Open daily 11-5
Open daily 12:30-6, Fri-Sat until 8
Open by appointment only
Thu-Sun 11-5

BRECON ESTATE 7450 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-239-2200

Brian Benson Cellars 2985 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-296-9463


Brochelle Vineyards 2323 Tuley Court #130, Paso Robles; 805-237-4410 Ext, 1
Brochelle Vineyards 6996 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-4410 Ext. 2
Broken Earth 5625 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-239-2562
Burbank Ranch 1240 Park Street, Paso Robles; 805-227-4538

Open daily 11-5


Fri-Sun 10:30-5
Fri-Sun 11-5
Open daily 11-5
Open daily 10-5
Tue-Fri 12-8, Sat 12-9, Sun & Mon 12-5

CALCAREOUS VINEYARD 3430 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-0289


General Tasting $10 VIP Wine Tasting & Tour $35 Food & Wine Pairing
Caliza Winery 2570 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1480

Caparone Winery 2280 San Marcos Road, Paso Robles; 805-467-3827


Carina Cellars 3525 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-252-0860
Carmody McKnight Estate Wines 11240 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-9392
Cass Vineyards 7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-1730

CASTORO CELLARS 1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton; 805-238-0725


General Tasting $5 Disc Golf Course $5
Cayucos Cellars 131 N Ocean Avenue, Cayucos; 805-995-3036

Cellar 360 7000 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-226-7133


Cerro Prieto 3432 Los Tablas Willow Creek Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8448
Changala Winery 3770 Willow Creek Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9060
Chateau Lettau 840 13th Street, Suite G, Paso Robles; 805-238-6800
Chateau Margene 4385 La Panza Road, Creston; 805-238-2321
Chateau Margene 845 Embarcadero, Unit G, Morro Bay; 805-225-1235
Chronic Cellars 2020 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-7848
Cinquain Cellars 6404 Independence Ranch Place, San Miguel; 805-400-5978

CLAUTIERE VINEYARD 1340 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-3789


Clavo Cellars 315 South Main Strett, Templeton; 805-226-0174
Clayhouse Wines 849 13th Street, Paso Robles; 805-238-7055
Clos Solene Wines 3050 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-296-0478
Croad Vineyards 3550 Vinedo Robles Lane, Paso Robles; 805-226-9899
Cypher Winery 3750 Hwy 46 West, Templeton; 805-237-0055
DAnbino Cellars 710 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-227-6800
Daou Vineyards 2777 Hidden Mountain Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-5460
Dark Star Cellars 2985 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-2389

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Open daily 11-5


Thu-Sun 11-4:30 or by Appt
Open daily 11-5, Closed Wed
Fri-Mon 11-5
Open daily 10-5
Open daily 11-5

Open daily 10-5:30


Open daily 11-5:30, Closed Tue
Fri-Sun 10-5 or by Appt
Open by appointment only
Fri-Mon 11-5
Thu-Mon 1-7,Fri-Sat 1-8
Fri-Mon 11-5
Open daily 12-7
Open daily 11:30-5:30
Open by appointment only

Thu-Mon 11-5
Open daily 12-5
Sun-Thu 11-6, Fri-Sat 12-7
Open by appointment only
Thu-Mon 11-5
Open daily 11-6
Thu-Mon 11-6
Open daily 11-5
Fri-Sun 10:30-5

Denner Vineyards & Winery 5414 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-239-4287
Derby Wine Estates 525 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles; 805-238-6300
Doce Robles 2023 Twelve Oaks Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-4766
Domaine Degher 8650 Centra Road, Paso Robles; 805-296-2562

Open by appointment only


Open daily 11-6
Open daily 10-5:30
Open by appointment only

DONATI FAMILY VINEYARD 2720 Oak View Road, Templeton; 805-238-0676

Open daily 10-5

Complimentary Tasting + 10% off purchases for SLO County residents on Sundays
Donatoni Winery 3225 Township Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-0620

Sat-Sun 12-5 or by Appt

Dover Canyon Winery 4520 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-0101


Dubost Winery 9988 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8463
Dunning Vineyards Estate 1953 Niderer Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-4763
Tooth and Nail Winery 3090 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-369-6100

EBERLE WINERY 3810 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-238-9607

Thu-Sun 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-5
Thu-Mon 11-5
Wed-Mon 11-6

Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-6

Complimentary Tasting and Cave Tours Gourmet Picnic Lunch VIP Tour, Tasting & Cheese Plate $35
cluse Wines 1520 Kiler Canyon Road; Paso Robles; 805-238-4998

Fri-Sun 11-4

Enfold Wines 855 Windwood Road, Paso Robles; 805 239-2856

Open by appointment only

EOS 2300 Airport Road, Paso Robles; 805-591-8050

Open daily 10-5

General Tasting $10 Private Tasting $15 Private Seated Tasting & Lunch $35
Private Seated Tasting & Buffet Style Lunch $45
Epoch Estate Wines 7505 York Mountain Road, Templeton; 805-237-7575

FS Cellars 1337 Vendels Circle, Paso Robles; 805-226-8989


Falcon Nest Winery 5185 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-0227
First Crush Winemaking 2975 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-434-2772
Four Lanterns Winery 2485 West Hwy 46, Paso Robles; 949-300-5437
Four Sisters Ranch 2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel; 805-467-2417
Fratelli Perata 1595 Arbor Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-2809
Frolicking Frog 739 12th Street, Paso Robles; 805-466-0779
Frolicking Frog 14490 San Miguel Road, Atascadero; 805-466-0779
Gelfand Vineyards 5530 Dresser Ranch Place; Paso Robles; 805-239-5808
Glunz Family 8331 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-238-1400
Graveyard Vineyards 6990 Estrella Road, San Miguel; 805 467-2043
GreMark Vineyards 5325 Rancho La Loma Linda, Paso Robles; 805-237-0154
Grey Wolf Cellars 2174 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805-237-0771
Grizzly Republic Wines 840 13th Street, Paso Robles; 678-372-7288
Halter Ranch Vineyard 8910 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9455

Open daily 11-4


Thu-Sun 11-6
Open daily 10-7:30
Thu-Sat 11-5
Thu-Mon 11-5, Tue-Wed by Appt
Thu-Sun 11-5
Open by appointment only
Thu-Sat 12-5
Open by appointment only
Open by appointment only
Open daily 10-6
Thu-Mon 11-5
Open by appointment only
Open daily 11-5:30
Open daily 12:30-6, Fri-Sun until 7

HAMMERSKY VINEYARDS 7725 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-239-0930


Hansen Vineyard 5575 El Pomar Drive, Templeton; 805-239-8412
Harmony Cellars 3255 Harmony Valley Road, Harmony; 805-927-1625
Hearst Ranch 442 SLO San Simeon Road, San Simeon; 805-927-4100

Open daily 11-5

Thu-Sun 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-5
Sumer 10-5:30, Winter 10-5

HEARTHSTONE VINEYARD 5070 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-2544

Open daily 11-5

Thu-Mon 11-5

General Tasting $10

Herman Story Wines 1227 Paso Robles Strett, Paso Robles; 805-237-2400
Hidden Oak 4671 South El Pomar, Templeton; 805-237-9315
Hope Family Wines 1585 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-4112
Hug Cellars 2323 Tuley Road, Paso Robles; 805-226- 8022

HUNT CELLARS 2875 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1600


J&J Cellars 2850 Ranchita Canyon, San Miguel; 805-467-2891
J Dusi Wines 1401 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805 226-2034

Fri-Sun 11-5
Fri-Sat 10-4
Thu-Mon 11-5

Open daily 10:30-5


Fri-Sun 11-5

J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES 6169 Airport Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-8900
Jack Creek Cellars 5265 Jack Creek Road, Templeton; 805-226-8283
Jada Winery 5620 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-226-4200
Justin Winery 11680 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-6932
Kaleidos 3770 Willow Creek, Paso Robles; 805-226-0828
Kenneth Volk 2485 Hwy 46W, Paso Robles; 805-237-7896

Thu-Sun 11-4 or by Appt

Open daily 11-5

Open daily 10-5


Thu-Mon by Appt only
Open daily 11-5
Open daily 10-5
Fri-Sun 11-5
Open daily 10:30-5

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Kiamie Wine Cellars 9750 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8333
Kukkula 9515 Chimney Rock Road, Templeton; 805 227-0111
LAventure Winery 2815 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-1588
Lago Giuseppe 8345 Green Valley Road, 46W, Templeton; 805-237-7300
Laraneta Vineyards 2602 Templeton Road, Templeton; 805-434-5090
Law Estate Wines 3885 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9200
LDT Cellars 831 13 th Street, Paso Robles; 805-712-8883
Le Cuvier 3333 Vine Hill Lane, Paso Robles; 800-549-4764

Open daily 11-5


Fri-Sun 11-5
Thu-Sun 11-4 or by Appt
Open by appointment only
Open by appointment only
Open daily 10-4 by Appt only
Mon, Wed, Thu 11:30-6, Fri-Sun 11-8
Open daily 11-5

LE VIGNE WINERY 5115 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-4000

Sun-Thu 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6

Reserve Tasting $7 Cheese or Chocolate Flight $12


Private VIP Tour with Barrel Tasting & Cheese Pairing $20
Linne Calodo 3030 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-0797

RED SOLES 3230 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9898


Rio Seco 4295 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-8884

RIVERSTAR VINEYARDS 7450 Estrella Road, San Miguel; 805-467-0086


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Rocky Creek Cellars 8687 Apple Road, Templeton; 805-238-1919

Open daily 11-5

ROTTA WINERY 250 Winery Road, Templeton; 805-237-0510

Open daily 10:30-5:30

General Tasting $10

ROXO PORT CELLARS 6996 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-1600
SAN ANTONIO WINERY 2610 Buena Vista, Paso Robles; 805-226-2600

Open daily 11-5


Open daily 10-6

San Marcos Creek 7750 North Hwy 101, Paso Robles; 805-467-9260

Open daily 11-5

Open by appointment only

Sculpterra Winery 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8881

Open daily 10-5

Open daily 10-5

Fri-Sun 11-5

Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-5:30

PEACHY CANYON WINERY 1480 North Bethel Road, Templeton; 805-239-1918

Penman Springs 1985 Penman Springs Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-7959


Per Cazo Cellars 5325 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805 227-4949
Pianetta 829 13th Street, Paso Robles; 805-226-4005
Pipestone 2040 Niderer Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-6385
Pithy Little Wine Co. 1244 Pine Street, Suite B, Paso Robles; 805-546-1059
Poalillo Vineyards 7970 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-0621
Pomar Junction 5036 South El Pomar Drive, Templeton; 805-238-9940
Proulx 5424 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-226-2800
Rabbit Ridge 1172 San Marcos Road, Paso Robles; 805-467-3331
Ranchita Canyon Vineyard 3439 Ranchita Canyon Road, San Miguel; 805 467-9448
Rangeland Wines 10425 Klau Mine Road, Paso Robles; 805-674-9232
Rendarrio Vineyards 2323 Tuley Court, Suite 110, Paso Robles; 805-610-7659

Fri-Sun 11-5

Thu-Sun 11-5 or by Appt

Open daily 11-5

General Tasting $10 Food & Wine Pairing


Oso Libre Winery 7383 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-3378

PELLETIERE ESTATE 3280 Township Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-9432

Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-6

Rockin R Wine 8500 Union Road, Suite C, Paso Robles; 805-835-8529

Sarzotti Winery 180 Bella Ranch Road, Templeton; 805-226-2022

Thu-Sun 1-7

OPOLO VINEYARDS 7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-9593

General Tasting $10


Pear Valley 4900 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-2861

Robert Hall Winery 3443 Mill Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-1616

Fri-Sun 1l-4
Open daily 10:30-5

MICHAEL GILL CELLARS 4125 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-1668

Parrish Family 1220 Park Street, Paso Robles; 805-286-4028


Paso Port Wine Co. 5940 Union Road (in Steinbeck Vnyd), Paso Robles; 805-239-2229
Paso Robles Wine Club 800 Pine St, Suite 101, Paso Robles; 866-238-6400
Paso Underground 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-237-0799

Open by aappoitnment only

Complimentary Tasting of 3 Wines Artisan Series Tasting $15


Open by appointment only

Locatelli 8585 Cross Canyons Road, San Miguel; 805-467-0067


Loma Linda Vineyards 5155 Rancho La Loma Linda Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-7172
Lone Madrone 5800 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-0845
LXV Wine Lounge 1306-B Pine Street, Paso Robles; 530-763-3821
McPrice 3525 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1245
Maloy ONeill 5725 Union Road, Paso Roble; 805-238-6430
Midnight Cellars 2925 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-890
Minassian-Young 4045 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-7571
Mitchella Vineyard 2525 Mitchella Ranch Way, Paso Robles; 805-239-8555
Mondo Cellars 3260 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles; 805-226-2925
Moonstone Cellars 801 Main Street, Suite, Cambria; 805-927-9466
Nadeau Family Vintners 3860 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-3574
Niner Wine Estates 2400 Highway 46 West, Paso Robles;805-239-2233

RN Estate Winery 7986 North River Road, Paso Robles; 805-610-9802

Thu-Mon 11-5
Thu-Sun 12-5 or by Appt

Sextant Wines 2324 Hwy 46W, Paso Robles; 805-542-0133

Open daily 10-5

Shadow Run Vineyard 2720 La Panza Road, Creston; 805-227-0554

Fri-Sun 10:30-5

Shale Oak Winery 3235 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-4800

Open daily 10-5

Sharps Hill 835 12th Street (Poured at Vinoteca), Paso Robles; 805-227-7154
Stacked Stone Cellars 1525 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-7872
Stanger Vineyards 7970 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-0621
Stanger Vineyards 5225 Hwy 41 (at Creston Road), Creston; 805-238-4777

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Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5
Open daily 11-5
Sat-Sun 11-5

Open daily 11-6

Starr-Ranch Winery 9320 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805 227-0144

Open daily 11-5

Steinbeck 5940 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-1854

Thu-Mon 11-5

Still Waters Vineyards 2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles; 805-237-9231

Thu-Mon 11-5

Fri-Sun 11-5
Open daily 10-5

Open daily 10-5


Wed-Mon 11-5
Thu-Mon 1-6:30, Fri-Sat 1-7:30
Thu-Mon 11-5
Open daily 10-6
Fri-Sat 1-7, Sun 1-5, or by Appt

Open daily 10-5:30


Open daily 11-5

Thu-Mon 11-5, Tue-Wed by Appt


Thu-Sun 11-5

Summerwood Winery 2175 Arbor Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-1365


Tablas Creek 9339 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1231

TACKITT FAMILY 6640 Von Dollen Road, San Miguel; 805 467-9490
Terry Hoage 870 Arbor Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-2083
Thacher Winery 8355 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-0087
Tobin James Cellars 8950 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-2204
Tolo Cellars 9750 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-2282
Treana Winery 1585 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-4112

Thu-Mon 11-5
Thu-Sun 11-5
Fri-Mon 11-5
Open by appointment only
Fri-Sun 11-5

Thu-Mon 11-4
Thu-Mon 11-5 or by Appt
Open daily 10-6
Thu-Mon 11-5 or by Appt
Fri-Sat 10-4

Thu-Sun 11-5

Venteux Vineyards 1795 Las Tablas Road, Templeton; 805-369-0127


Victor Hugo Winery 2850 El Pomar Drive, Templeton; 805-434-1128

Open daily 11-5

Fri-Sun 12-5

Twilight Cellars 110 Orchard Hill Road, San Juan Bautista; 805-238-7143

Open by appointment only

Open daily 11-5

Open daily 10-5

Open daily 9-5

Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 11-7


Mon-Fri 12-6, Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5

Open daily 10-5, Sat-Sun until 6

Turley Wine Cellars 2900 Vineyard Drive, Templeton; 805-434-1030

Via Vega Vineyard & Winery 2378 Adobe Road, Paso Robles; 805-423-2190

Thu-Mon 11-5

Open by appointment only

Villicana Winery 2725 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-9456


Villa Creek Cellars 5995 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-7145
Villa San-Juliette 6385 Cross Canyon Road, San Miguel; 805-550-0522

VINA ROBLES 3700 Mill Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-4812

Open daily 10-5


Fri-Sat 11-4, Sun 11-2, or by Appt
Open by appointment only
Thu-Sun 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-5 or by Appt
Thu-Mon 11-5, Tue-Wed by Appt

Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-6

Estate Tasting $7 Reserve Tasting $10 Private Wine & Chocolate Experience $20
Private Wine & Cheese Experience $20 Gourmet Lunch Tasting $35 Charcuterie Plate $30

Vines on the Marycrest 5050 Mustard Creek Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-0378
Vintage Cowboy 10 East Pozo Road, Santa Margarita; 805-286-7172

Open daily 11-5

Vista Del Rey 7340 Drake Road, Paso Robles; 805-467-2138

Open daily 11-5

Westberg Cellars 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-238-9321

Thu-Mon 11-5

Whalebone Vineyard 8325 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles 805-239-9020


Wild Coyote Winery 3775 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-610-1311

Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 10-4


Sat-Sun 11-5
Open most Sundays 11-5 or by Appt
Fri-Sun 12-3
Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5:30
Open daily 11-5

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WILD HORSE WINERY 1437 Wild Horse Winery Court, Templeton; 805-434-2541

Open daily 11-5

General Tasting $5 A Grape to Glass Experience $15

Windward Vineyard 1380 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-2565

Open daily 10:30-5

Zenaida Cellars 1550 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805-227-0382

Open daily 11-5

ZinAlley 3730 Hwy 46 West, Templeton; 805-238-0959

Fri-Sun 11-5

ALAPAY CELLARS 415 First Street, Avila Beach; 805-595-2632

Open daily 10:30-6

General Tasting $10

Autry Cellars 5450 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-546-8669

Open daily 11-5

BAILEYANA WINERY 5828 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-269-8200

Open daily 10-5

BARNWOOD WINE 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande; 888-809-VINE

Open daily 11-5

BIDDLE RANCH VINEYARD 6985 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-543-2399

Thu-Sun 11-5

General Tasting $10

Open daily 10:30-4:30

Center of Effort Wine 2199 Corbett Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande; 805-782-9463

Open by appointment only

Cerro Caliente 831 A Via Esteban, San Luis Obispo; 805-544-2842

Fri-Sun 11-5

CHAMISAL VINEYARDS 7525 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-541-9463

Open daily 10-5

Classic Tasting Flight $15 Estate Tasting Flight $25

Claiborne & Churchill 2649 Carpenter Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-544-4066

Open daily 11-5

Clesi Wines 1850 Calle Joaquin Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-286-5073

Fri-Sun 11-5

Cuvee Champagne Bar 550 1st Street, Avila Beach; 805-727-4144

Fri 4-10, Sat 1-10, Sun 12-7

Edna Valley Vineyard 2585 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-544-5855

Open daily 10-5

Filipponi Ranch Cellars 1800 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo; 805-903-3567

Sat-Sun 12-4

Kelsey See Canyon 1947 See Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-595-9700

Open daily 11-5:30

Kynsi Winery 2212 Corbett Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande;805-544-8461

Thu-Mon 11-5

LAETITIA VINEYARDS 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande; 805-481-1772


Luis Wine Bar 1021 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo; 805-762-4747

Open daily 11-5


Tue-Wed 1:30-7, Thu-Sat 1:30-9

Morovino 76 Landing Passage, Avila Beach; 805-627-1443

Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-6

Peloton Cellars 470 Front Street,Avilia Beach; 805-627-1080

Mon, Thu, Sat 12-6, Fri 12-8, Sun 11-4

NADIA WINE 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande; 805-481-1772


Phantom Rivers 211 East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande; 805-481-WINE
Piedra Creek Winery 6425 Mira Cielo Drive, San Luis Obispo; 805-541-1281

Open daily 11-5


Sun-Thu 12-5 , Fri 12-9, Sat 12-7
Open by appointment only

Pismo Beach Winery 271-B Five Cities Drive, Pismo Beach; 805-773-9463
Sans Liege Wines 870 Price Street, Pismo Beach; 805-773-2770

Open daily 12-5


Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8

Saucelito Canyon 3080 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-543-2111
Sextant Wines 1653 Old Price Cnyn Road, San Luis Obispo; 866-833-WINE

SINOR-LAVALLEE WINES 550 1st Street, Avila Beach; 805-459-9595

Open daily 10-5


Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10-5

STEPHEN ROSS WINE CELLARS 178 Suburban Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-594-1318
TALLEY VINEYARDS 3031 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande; 805-489-0446

Fri-Sun 12-6
Thu-Sun 11-5

Open daily 10:30-4:30

Core Tasting Flight $10 Distinctive Menu Tasting Flight $18 Private Hosted Group Tasting of 7+ $15

TANGENT WINERY 5828 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-269-8200


Taste of the Valleys 911 Price Street, Pismo Beach; 805-773-8466
Tolosa Winery 4910 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-782-0500
Wolff Vineyards 6238 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-781-0448
William James 911 Price Street (at Taste of the Valleys), Pismo Beach; 805-773-8466

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Open daily 10:30-5:30

Rhne Zone Flight $15 Grape to Glass Tour $18 (w/Chocolate Pairing add $8, w/Cheese Plate add $15)
Private Hosted Group Tasting of 8+ $15
Ca Del GreVino 400 East Clark Avenue, Orcutt; 805 937-6400

Tue-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-7

Core Wine 145 South Gray Street, Suite 103, Orcutt; 805-937-1600

Mon & Wed-Sun 12-6

Open daily 10-5

COSTA DE ORO 1331 South Nicholson Avenue, Santa Maria; 805-937-1468

Daily 11-6, Fri until 8

General Tasting $10 VIP Tasting $25 (Monday-Friday) Wine on Tap $7/Glass Friday Night Wine Down $12
Cottonwood Canyon 3940 Dominion Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-8463
Mon-Thu 10-5, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5

Demetria 6701 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-686-2345


Fess Parker 6200 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-1545

Open by appointment only


Open daily 10-5

FIRESTONE VINEYARD 5000 Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-3940

Open daily 11-5

Featured Wine Flight $10 Reserve Wine Flight $15 Private Tasting Groups of 10+ $15 (w/Tour add $5) - Reservations required
Tours depart daily at 11:15am, 1:15pm & 3:15pm
Foxen Vineyard 7200 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-4251
Open daily 11-4

Kenneth Volk Vineyards 5230 Tepusquet Road, Santa Maria; 805-938-7896


Koehler 5360 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-693-8384
La Fentre 2705 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Maria; 310-977-5615
Presquile Wine 5391 Presquile Drive, Santa Maria; 805-937-8110
Rancho Sisquoc 6600 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-934-4332
Riverbench Vineyards 6020 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-8340
Sagebrush Annies 4211 Hwy 33; Maricopa; 661-766-2319
Sierra Madre Vineyard 2570 Prell Road, Santa Maria; 805-922-3100
Tantara Vineyard 4747 Ontiveros Lane, Santa Maria; 805-938-5051
Tres Hermanas Winery 9660 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-8451
Wine Country 130 North Broadway Street, Suite A; Orcutt; 805-688-9339

Open daily 10:30-4:30


Open daily 10-5
Open by appointment only
Fri 11-6, Sat-Thu 11-5
Mon-Thu 10-4, Fri-Sun 10-5
Open daily 10-4
Sat-Sun 11:30-5
Open by appointment only
Open by appointment only
Open daily 10-5
Thu-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6

ZACA MESA WINERY 6905 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-9339

Open daily 10-4

General Tasting $10

Mon-Thu 3-11, Fri 3-Midnight, Sat 12-Midnight, Sun 12-11

Monterey Street Wine Co. 1255 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo; 805-541-1255

ANDREW MURRAY 5249 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-696-9604

CAMBRIA ESTATE WINERY 5475 Chardonnay Lane, Santa Maria; 805-938-8091

san luis obispo wineries

BISHOPS PEAK 3031 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande; 805-489-0446

santa maria/foxen canyon wineries

Open daily 10-5


Sun-Thu 12-9, Fri-Sat 12-10
Open daily 11-5
Open daily 11-5
Sun-Thu 12-9, Fri-Sat 12-10

los alamos wineries


BEDFORD WINERY 448 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-344-2107

Open daily 11-5

General Tasting $10

BELL STREET FARM 406 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-344-4609


Casa Dumetz Wines 388 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-344-1900

FREQUENCY WINES 488 Bell Street, Suite B, Los Alamos; 805-344-1222

Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun-Mon 11-5


Thu 12-7, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-6

Municipal Winemakers 423 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-931-6864

MARTIAN RANCH & VINEYARD 9110 Alisos Canyon Road, Los Alamos; 805-344-1804

Fri-Sun 12-6
Fri-Sun 12-7

Wed-Sun 11-5

los olivos wineries


Alexander & Wayne 2922 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-9665
Alta Maria Vineyards 2933 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-686-1144

Open daily 11-6

ANDREW MURRAY 2901 Grand Avenue, Suite A (Tasting Room), Los Olivos; 805-693-9644
General Tasting $12 Wine & Chocolate Flight $20
Arthur Earl 2922 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-693-1771

Open daily 11-5

Open daily 11-5


Open daily 11-6

Artiste 2948-E Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-686-2626


Open daily 11-5:30
Beckmen Vineyards 2670 Ontiveros Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-8664
Open daily 11-5
Bernat 2879 Grand Avenue (at Los Olivos Caf), Los Olivos; 805-794-5217
Open daily 11:30-8
Bin 2860 2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-693-8537
Sun-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-8
Blair Fox Cellars 2902 San Marcos Avenue, Suite B, Los Olivos; 805-691-1678
Fri-Sun 12-5 or by Appt
Brander Vineyard 2401 Refugio Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-2455
Winter daily 11-4, Summer daily 10-5
Brophy Clark Cellars 2905 Grand Avenue (at Los Olivos Tasting Room), Los Olivos; 805-929-4830
Open daily 11-5

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BYRON 2367 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-938-7365

Open daily 11-5

Carhartt Vineyard 2990-A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-0685

Open daily 11-5

Carina Cellars 2900-A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-2459

Open daily 11-5

CINQUE STELLE 2982 Grand Ave, Los Olivos; 805-686-4101

Thu-Mon 11-5
Open daily 11-5

COQUELICOT 2884 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-1500

Sun-Fri 11-5, Sat 10-5

Daniel Gehrs Winery 2939 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 800-275-8138

Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-6

Dreamcote Wine Co. 2933 San Marcos Avenue, #107, Los Olivos; 805-691-1200

Fri-Mon 11-5

DRAGONETTE 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-693-0077

Thu-Mon 11-5

Epiphany Cellars 2974 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 866-354-9463

Open daily 11-5:30

Evans Ranch 2901 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-0558

Open daily 10-5

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company 2466 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Suite C; Los Olivos; 805-694-2252

Open daily 11-9

J LUDLOW VINEYARD 2890 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-8989

Open daily 11-5

Kaena Wine 2890 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-451-6037

Open daily 11-5

Lane Tanner Wines 2905 Grand Ave (at Los Olivos Tasting Room), Los Olivos; 805-688-7406

Open daily 11-5

LARNER VINEYARD & WINERY 2900 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-8148
Longoria Wines 2935 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 866-759-4637

LOS OLIVOS TASTING ROOM 2905 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-7406

Open daily 11-5


Open daily 11-4:30

Open daily 11-5

General Tasting $10

QUP WINES 2963 Grand Avenue, Suite B, Los Olivos; 805-686-4200


Refugio Ranch Vineyards 2990 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-5400

Thu-Mon 11-5

Semler Malibu Family 2363 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-8105

Thu-Tue 11:30-5

Stolpman Vineyards 2434 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-0400

Open daily 11-5

Tensley/Lea Wines 2900 Grand Avenue, Suite B, Los Olivos; 805-688-6761

Fri-Sun 11-5

Tercero Wines 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Suite 104, Los Olivos; 805-245-9584

Thu-Mon 12-5

Tessa Marie/ E&T Wines 2901-C Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-6081

TORETTI FAMILY 2933 San Marcos Avenue, Suite 101, Los Olivos; 805-688-8002

Open daily 11-5

Fri-Sun 12-5
Sat-Sun 11-4, Mon-Thu by Appt
Thu-Sat 11-5, Sun-Mon 11-4
Open by appointment only
Sun-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sat 11-5

Fri-Sun 11-4
Fri-Sun 12-5
Thu-Mon 11-5 & by Appt
Open by appointment only

TERRAVANT 35 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-686-4742

Open daily 11-9

Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 3-5pm Custom Wine Blending Live Music Thursday-Saturday

TASTE OF STA. RITA HILLS 1505 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-735-8774
Thorne Wines 35 Industrial Way (at Terravant The Winery Restaurant), Buellton; 805-693-1483
Transcendence 313 North F Street, Lompoc; 805-689-5258

ZOTOVICH 300 North 12th Street, Unit 1D, Lompoc; 805-736-1600

Thu-Sun 11-5
Open daily 11-9
Fri-Sun 11-4

Fri-Sun 10-4

solvang wineries

Blackjack Ranch 2205 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-455-1412

Open daily 11-4


Thu-Sun 11-5
Thu-Sun 11-5
Winter daily 10:30-4, Summer daily 10:30-5
Fri-Sun 11-4
Thu-Sun 11-5

Fri-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by Appt

DAlfonso Curran 4457 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc; 805-739-WINE

Open by appointment only

DVine 107 Ocean Avenue, Lompoc; 805-735-8771

Tue-Thu 3-9, Fri-Sat 3-11

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Thu-Sun 11-5
Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10-5

Baehner-Fournier Vineyard 1539-C Mission Drive (at Wandering Dog), Solvang; 805-688-7118

Fri-Mon 12-5

Flying Goat Cellars 1520 East Chestnut Court, Unit A, Lompoc; 805-736-9032

Thu-Mon 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-8

Mon-Thu 1-8, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8

Cold Heaven Cellars 92 Second Street, Suite A, Buellton; 805-686-1343

Fiddlehead Cellars 1597 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-742-0204

Open daily 11-4

Montemar Wines 1501 East Chesnut Court, Suite. E, Lompoc; 805-735-5000


Moretti Wine Company 1595 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-735-4400
Mosby Winery 9496 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton; 805-688-2415
New Vineland/Pierdrassi 1501 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-736-6784
Pali Wine Co. 1036 West Aviation Drive, Lompoc; 805 736-7200
Palmina 1520 East Chestnut Court, Lompoc; 805-735-2030
Point Concepcin Wines 1601 West Central Avenue, Lompoc; 805-588-1545
Sanford Winery 5010 Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc; 805-735-5900

Fri-Sun 11-5

Clos Pepe 1505 East Chestnut Ave (at Taste of Sta. Rita Hills), Lompoc; 805-735-8774

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

Regular Tasting $10 Regular Tasting & Cookie Pairing $15


Reserve Single Vineyard Tasting $13 Reserve Single Vineyard Tasting & Cookie Pairing $18
Melville Vineyard 5185 East Hwy 246, Lompoc; 805-735-7030

Thu-Mon 12-5:30

lompoc/buellton wineries

Crawford Family Wines 92 Second Street, Suites G & H, Buellton; 805-698-3889

LORING WINE CO. & CARGASACCHI 420 East Hwy 246, Buellton; 805-691-1300 Thu-Mon 10-4:45

Open by appointment only

Open daily 11-5

Brewer-Clifton 329 North F Street, Lompoc; 805-735-9184

Fri-Sun 11-5
Fri-Sun 11-4:30

Tyler Winery 300 North 12th Street, Unit 4A, Lompoc; 805-769-4639

Open daily 11-5

Babcock Winery 5175 East Hwy 246, Lompoc; 805-736-1455

Fri-Sun 12-5

TURIYA WINES 313 North F Street, Lompoc; 805-478-7016

Verdad & Ethan 2963-B Grand Avenue (at Qup Wines Tasting Room), Los Olivos; 805-686-4200

Arcadian Winery 1515 East Chestnut Avenue, Suite B, Lompoc; 805-737-3900

Open daily 10-5

Thu-Mon 11:30- 5

Tre Anelli 2923 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-686-3000

Ampelos Cellars 312 North 9th Street, Lompoc; 805-736-9957

La Vie Vnyds 308 North 9th Street, Suite D, Lompoc; 805-291-2111


Longoria Wines 1700 Industrial Way, Suite A, Lompoc; 805-759-4637

Thu-Mon 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6

Samsara 2466 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-331-2292

Thu-Mon 11-4:30

LAMONTAGNE WINERY 1509 East Chesnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-291-6643

Stolpman Vynds 1700-B Industrial Way, Lompoc; 805-736-5000


Standing Sun Winery 92 2nd Street, Suite D, Buellton; 805-691-9413
Sweeny Canyon Buellton; 805-688-2415

Open daily 11-6

Fri-Sun 12-5 & by Appt

Ken Brown Wines 157 West Hwy 246, Buellton; 805-688-9400


Lafond Vineyard 6855 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton; 805-688-7921

SCOTT CELLARS 316 North F Street, Lompoc; 805-736-6161

Saarloos & Sons 2971 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-1200

Open daily from 4-9:30


Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 11-4 & by Appt

JALAMA WINES 308 North 9th Street, Suite C; Lompoc; 805-735-8937

Open daily 11-5

Classic Tasting $10 Reserve Tasting $20

Alma Rosa 181-C Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-691-9395

Open daily 10-5

Estate Tasting $10 Wine & Cheese Pairing $40


Hitching Post Wines 406 East Hwy 246 (at Hitching Post Restaurant), Buellton; 805-688-0676

Huber Cellars 4892 Hapgood Road, Lompoc;805-736-3854

Consilience 2923 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-691-1020

ZINKE WINE 2366 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-691-9718

FOLEY ESTATES 6121 East Hwy 246, Lompoc; 805-737-6222

Open daily 11-5


Fri 12-5, Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4
Thu-Mon 11-4

BUTTONWOOD WINERY 1500 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-688-3032

Thu-Mon 11-5

Open daily 11-5

Classic Tasting $10 Reserve Tasting $15

CALI LOVE WINE 1651 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-688-1678

CARIVINTAS WINERY 476 First Street, Solvang; 805-693-4331

Mon 11-7, Tue-Thu 12-7, Fri 12-8, Sat 11-8, Sun 11-7
Mon-Fri 12-7, Sat-Sun 11-7

Dog & Kid Friendly

CASA CASSARA 1607 Mission Drive Suite, 112, Solvang; 805-688-8691


Dascomb Cellars 1659 Copenhagen Drive, Suite C, Solvang; 805-691-9175
Good Life 1672 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-7111
Harrison-Clarke 2825 Tapadero Road, Solvang, 805-686-0850

LINCOURT VINEYARDS 1711 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-688-8554

LIONS PEAK VINEYARD 1659 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-693-5466

Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7:30


Open daily 12-7
Sun-Thu 12-8, Fri-Sat 12-10
Open by appointment only

Open daily 10-5

General Tasting $10

Lucas & Lewellen 1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-686-9336

Mon-Fri 11-7, Sat-Sun 11-8


Open daily 11-6

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LUCKY DOGG WINERY 1607 Mission Drive, Suite 102, Solvang; 805-691-9774

Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7:30

Dog & Kid Friendly

Presidio Vineyard 1603 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-693-8585


Rideau Vineyard 1562 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-688-0717
Royal Oaks 1582 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-693-1740
Rusack Vineyard 1819 Ballard Canyon Road, Solvang; 805-688-1278
Sevtap Winery 1576 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-693-9200
Shoestring Winery 800 East Hwy 246, Solvang; 800-693-8612
Sort This Out Cellars 1636 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-688-1717
Toccata (Mandolina) Wines 1665 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-686-5506
Viking Garden Cellars 448 Alisal Road, Suite E; Solvang; 805-688-2670

WANDERING DOG 1539 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-686-9126

Open daily 11-6


Open daily 10:30-5
Open daily 10-5
Open daily 11-5
Sun, Mon, Thu 11-8, Fri-Sat 11-9
Fri-Sun 10-4
Sun-Thu 10-7, Fri-Sat 10-10
Open daily 11-5:30
Open daily 11-9

Mon-Thu 1-8, Fri 1-10, Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8

White Wine Flight $12-$14 Sparkling Wine Flight $16-$20 Local Red Wine Flight $12-$14
High-End Specialty Flight $24-$30 Cheese Pairings $5-$8 Thursday Blind Tastings $15
Charcuterie Plates $12-$32 Chocolate Truffles $4 Olives $5 Nuts $4 Dog Friendly

Open daily 11-5


Open daily 11-6

FONTES & PHILLIPS 3630 Sagunto Street, Suite A1, Santa Ynez; 805-688-2200
Gainey Vineyard 3950 East Hwy 246, Santa Ynez; 805-688-0558
Imagine Wine 3563 Numancia Street, #103, Santa Ynez; 805-688-1769
Kalyra Winery 343 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez; 805-693-8864
Reeves Ranch Vineyard 4000 West Oak Trail Rdoad, Santa Ynez; 805-688-7245
Roblar Winery 3010 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez; 805-686-2603
Sunstone 125 Refugio Road, Santa Ynez; 800-313-9463

Wed-Sun 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-6

Thu-Sat 12-5
Open daily 10-5
Open daily 11-5
Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5
Open by appointment only
Open daily 11-5

Open daily 12-6

CONWAY FAMILY 217-G Stearns Wharf (at Deep Sea), Santa Barbara; 805-618-1185
CORKS N CROWNS 32 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-845-8600

Mon-Sat 11-8, Sun 11-6

Sun-Wed 12-8, Thu-Sat 12-9


Open daily 11-6

Gold Wine Flight $8 Platinum Wine Flight $15 Pinot Noir Flight $12
International Wine Flight $8 Diamond Wine Flight $20

Bella Victorian Vineyard 2135 East Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo; 805-383-8800 Wed-Thu 11:30-7, Fri-Sat 11:30-8, Sun 11:30-4
Camarillo Custom Crush 300 South Lewis Road, Suite C, Camarillo; 805-484-0597
Sat-Sun 11-5

CANTARA CELLARS 126 North Wood Road, #104, Camarillo; 805-484-9600


Casa Barranca 208 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai; 805-640-1255

FOUR BRIX WINERY 2290 Eastman Avenue #109, Ventura; 805-256-6006

Thu-Sun 11-6
Wed, Thu, Sun 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8

Fri 4-8, Sat-Sun 12-5

General Tasting $10 Gourmet Pizza on Friday, Saturday & Sunday Food Trucks Every First Friday of the Month

Giessinger Winery 365 Santa Clara Street, Fillmore; 805-524-5000

Mon & Thu 12-5, Tue & Wed 12-3:30, Sat 11-6, Fri & Sun 11-5

HERZOG WINE CELLARS 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard; 805-983-1560

Sun-Thu 10:30-9, Fri 10:30-4


Wed-Sun 11:30-8

Ojai Beverage Co. & Tasting Room 655 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai; 805-646-1700
Old Creek Ranch Winery 10024 Old Creek Road, Ojai Valley; 805-649-4132

Open daily 10-9


Open daily 11-5

PANARO BROTHERS WINERY 4517 Market Street, #7, Ventura; 805-654-1577

Fri 3-7, Sat-Sun 11-7

General Tasting $10

Plan B Wine Cellars 3520 Arundell Circle, #107, Ventura; 805-233-1453


Rancho Ventavo Cellars 741 South A Street, Oxnard; 805-483-8084

Sat-Sun 12-5, Fridays by Appt


Fri-Sun 11-6 & by Appt

SAN VICENTE CELLARS 741 Lakefield Road, Suite A, Westlake Village; 805-379-3554 Fri 1-6, Sat-Sun 12-6
SUNLAND VINTAGE 1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, #108, Thousand Oaks; 805-379-2250 Thu-Fri 6-9, Sat 1-6, Sun 1-5
Morning Line Tasting (5 wines) $10 Pick Six Tasting (6 wines) $12 Across the Board Tasting (10 wines) $20
$5 Glasses of Wine on Thursdays Food Trucks & Music on Fridays

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY


Fri-Mon 12-5

DEEP SEA TASTING ROOM 217-G Stearns Wharf; Santa Barbara; 805-618-1185 Sun-Wed 12-8, Thu-Sat 12-9

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ALMA SOL WINERY 1321 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard #8, Thousand Oaks; 818-231-2749 Fri 6-9, Sat 1-6, Sun 2-5

Sat-Sun 11-5, Mon-Fri 11-4

santa barbara wineries

Giessinger 210 State Street, Santa Barbara; 805-568-0820


Grassini Family 813 Anacapa Street, #6, Santa Barbar; 805-897-3366
Happy Canyon Vineyard 30 El Paseo, Santa Barbara; 805-232-3549
Jaffurs Wine Cellars 819 East Montectio Street, Santa Barbara; 805-962-7003
Jamie Slone Wines 23 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara; 805-560-6555
Kalyra by the Sea 212 State Street,Santa Barbara; 805-695-8606
Kunin Wines 28 Anacapa Street, Suite A; Santa Barbara; 805 963-9633
Lafond Winery 111 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara; 805 845-2020
Margerum 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-966-9463
Margerum 32 El Paseo, Santa Barbara; 805-845-8435
Municipal Winemakers 28 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-931-6864
Oreana Winery 205 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-962-5857
Santa Barbara Winery 202 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-963-3633
Sanguis Wines 8 Ashley Avenue, Santa Barbara; 805-845-0920
Silver Wines 724 Reddick Street, Santa Barbara; 805-963-3052
Summerland 2330 Lillie Avenue, Summerland; 805-565-WINE
Vogelzang Vineyard 1129 State Street, Suite 3E, Santa Barbara; 805-568-0900
Whitcraft Winery 36A South Calle Cesar Chavez, Santa Barbara; 805-730-1680

Fri5-10, Sat 1-11, Sun 1-5

MAGNAVINO CELLARS 961 North Rice Avenue, #5, Oxnard; 805-983-2500 Most Fridays 5-8, Sat 11-6, Sun 12-6

Bridlewood Estate 3555 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez; 805-688-9000


Carr Winery 3563 Numancia Street,#101, Santa Ynez; 805-688-5757
Central California Wines 3553 Sagunto Street, Suite A, Santa Ynez; 805-691-4094

Cottonwood Canyon 224 Anacapa Street, Suite 1A, Santa Barbara; 805-963-1221

Aldabella Winery - 31111 Via Colinas, Westlake Village; 818-991-9463

Labrynth Winery 607 East Main Street, Suite D, Ventura; 805-585-2238

santa ynez wineries

Au Bon Climat 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-966-9463


Carr Winery 414 North Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara; 805-965-7985

ventura county wineries

Mon-Thu 12:30-6, Fri 12-7, Sat-Sun 11-8


Open daily 12-6
Open by appointment only
Winter Fri-Mon 11-5, Summer daily 11-5
Open daily 12-6
Mon-Thu 12-7, Fri-Sun 12-8
Open daily 11-6
Sun-Thu 10-6, Fri-Sat 10-7
Open daily 12-6
Open daily 12-6
Open daily 11-6
Open daily 11-5
Open daily 10-5
Fri-Mon by Appt only
Open by appointment only
Open daily 11-7
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