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APRIL 2017

ALAPAY CELLARS
Wine Retreat at the Coast
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STEPHEN ROSS CELLARS
At the Gateway to Edna Valley
PAGE 16
HITCHING POST II
Famous Before it was Famous
PAGE 18
LAETITIA VINEYARD AND WINERY
Exquisite Estate Wines and Coming Events
PAGE 22

ANDREW MURRAY
VINEYARDS
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Templeton Wine
Festival | PAGE 24
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CONTENTS
TABLE
OF
APRIL 2017
ISSUE 4, VOLUME 11

FEATURES
20 >> ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS

11>> WHEN YOU WINEGO GRAPELINE


WIne Tours

15>> ALAPAY CELLARS

16>> STEPHEN ROSS CELLARS

18>> HITCHING POST II



22>> LAETITIA VINEYARD AND WINERY

18 24>> TEMPLETON WINE FESTIVAL

WINE REGIONS REGULARS


28 >> SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY 10 >> WINEOLOGY BY LEN NAPOLITANO
Paso Robles Wineries Map, 32-33 What is hang time?
Westside, 23 8 >> WINE COUNTRY FAVORITES
San Luis Obispo Wineries Map, 29
Downtown Paso Robles, 32 12 >> CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Avila Beach Wineries, 36 21 >> WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCES
16 38 >> SANTA BARBARA COUNTY 26 >> WINE COUNTRY DINING
Northern Santa Barbara County Wineries Map, 39
34 >> FIVE GREAT GLASSES ON THE CENTRAL COAST
Carivints
Santa Maria: Costa De Oro, 42
Los Alamos: Martian Ranch, 43 58 >> WINERY LISTINGS
Foxen Canyon Wineries, Zaca Mesa Vineyard, 44 Paso Robles Area, 58; San Luis Obispo, 59
2014 Pinot Noir Cebada

Los Olivos: Staffords Chocolates, 45; Santa Maria/Foxen Canyon, Los Alamos & Los Olivos, 60
Bien Nacidos & Soloman Hills Vineyard 46; Lompoc/Buellton, 61; Solvang, 62
Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara &Ventura County, 62
Rancho Olivos, 47
Lompoc: Zotovich Estate Vineyard & Winery, 48 SIGNATURE VARIETALS
Buellton: Buellton Visitors Bureau, 50 San Luis Obispo County, 30
Solvang: Casa Cassara Winery & Vineyard, 52 Santa Barbara County, 40
Ventura County, 55
Carivintas Winery, 53
Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Vinters Spring weekend, 54 61 >> BREWS & SPIRITS DIRECTORY

55 >> VENTURA COUNTY 62 >> WINE COUNTRY DEALS & DISCOUNTS


Ventura County Wineries Map, 55
63 >> CALIFORNIA MAP
Four Brix Winery, 56 San Miguel to Thousand Oaks
53 ALC
14.1%
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Perfect Picnic: Bianchi Winery
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Branch Road, Bianchi Winery is a true
world-class destination for ultra-premium
wines. The welcoming tasting room is an
architectural feast for the senses with rustic
stonework, modern beams, floor to ceiling
windows, all overlooking Bianchis waterfall lake and estate vines. Plan your picnic around
Bianchis fine selection of gourmet charcuterie or simply bring your own.
3380 Branch Road, Paso Robles | (805) 226-9922 | Patio and tasting room open daily 10am to 5pm

WINE COUNTRY
FAVORITES
Wine & Dine: Ancient Peaks Cave Tours: Robert Hall Winery
3 Ancient Peaks Winerys new caf
and expanded tasting room offers a
delectable taste of the Paso Robles wine
4 Take a guided tour of their 19,000
square foot wine cavern and produc-
tion facility (complimentary with tasting).
country in quaint downtown Santa Mar- Enjoy a barrel sample along your journey
garita. The caf features gourmet lunch to see how wine matures in the barrel. End
items on Thursdays through Sundays, and up in the tasting room where Robert Hall
small plates daily with both indoor and Winerys goal is to capture the Essence of
patio seating. The tasting room offers lim- Paso Robles. Taste their limited produc-
ited releases showcasing the five soil types tion Cavern Select lineonly available at
Outdoor Adventures: of the winerys estate Margarita Vineyard. the tasting room or on their website.
Margarita Adventures
1
22720 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita 3443 Mill Road, Paso Robles | (805) 239-1616
Margarita Adventures offers a uniquely (805) 365-7046 / www.AncientPeaks.com Open Daily 10-5pm | www.roberthallwinery.com
thrilling experience. Guests can embark
on excursions including Humvee nature
and wildlife tours, photography tours, and Breweries: Firestone Walker
ziplining tours on Santa Margarita Ranch.
The ziplines span more than 7,800 com-
bined feet, starting with an epic 3,000-foot
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1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) and David
Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker Brewing Com-
valley crossing. Along the way, guides share pany began as a small brewery with roots in wine country
details of the ranchs remarkable natural on Californias Central Coast. Now a regional brewery,
and cultural history and sustainable wine- Firestones singular purpose remainsto craft ever better
growing practices. beer. Offering tours and tastings daily, right in the heart
22719 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita of Paso Robles. 1400 Ramada Dr, Paso Robles
1-805-438-3120 | www.margarita-adventures.com Open Daily 10-5pm (805) 225-5911 | www.firestonebeer.com

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Wineology INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER BY LEN NAPOLITANO

What is hang time?


You may be tempted to think that hang time refers to how defined as the amount of time grapes remain on the vine after
long you stand at the tasting room bar while sipping through reaching a sugar level of about 24 Brix.
the wine list. However, in the wine-growing world it can also be Wine regions with warm but not very hot days and cool
a subject of pride, but, thankfully, for a more meaningful reason. afternoons and evenings, like Monterey County, have a
Hang time is all about grape ripeness. With trends toward longer growing season than warmer regions up to a month
more concentrated, bolder and more alcoholic red wines over longer when you take into consideration early budding and
the last decade, winegrowers work hard at choosing when to late ripening. They are therefore capable of enjoying more
pick grapes at harvest so that they get the ripest grapes possible, hang time for the grapes. Stretching out the growing season
without being overripe, or with too high a sugar level. Allowing allows the grapes to develop more intense flavor, color and
grapes to hang on the vine longer before picking can add fine complexity, characteristics of great wines.
qualities to a wine, but its not without risk. Although measuring ripeness has been debated over
Relatively speaking, very ripe grapes produce a very high the years, most people rely upon scientific measurements
sugar level, which ferments to a very high alcohol level. But of sugar, acid and pH levels in the grapes. Others simply
while sugar levels, measured on a scale called Brix, rise inside taste and examine the berries, seeds and skins, checking for
the grape, the acidity decreases. Acidity is important because physiological maturity. Regardless of how it is measured, there
its what gives a wine freshness and a lively fruitiness. So, is little disagreement among winemakers as to the value of
achieving the optimal balance of sugar and acidity at the time grape hang time and its impact on their grapes.
the grapes are picked is generally the primary objective.
Grapes are typically picked when Brix readings are Len Napolitano is the author of Nose, Legs, Body!
anywhere between 22 and 28 degrees, depending on the grape Know Wine Like The Back of Your Hand,
variety and the desires of the winemaker. Waiting for higher a quick and easy guide for the wine beginner.
sugar levels means the possibility of the grapes becoming Available at bookstores, online
overripe, causing an unpleasant quality in the wine or else and at wineology.com
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS >> Wine Country This Month

PASO ROBLES AREA APRIL 8


APRIL 25
Estate Angus BBQ & Wine VINA ROBLES WINERY
PASO ROBLES Chef Jeff Scott will be serving Estate Angus BBQ Burgers on the patio.
Concerts at the Amphitheatre: An Evening with David Crosby & Friends
Oso Libre Winery, Paso Robles, 12-3pm
ONGOING SATURDAYS Here, two of Californias great compositions meet, as exceptional wine &
www.osolibre.com, 805-238-3378, $13/burger
VINA ROBLES WINERY ............................................................................................................................................ intimate live music are paired to create an unforgettable wine country experience.
Saturday Live Music
APRIL 9 Paso Robles, 7:30pm, $50-$65.50
Every Saturday, you are invited to slow down from your week, sit back CASTORO CELLARS www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812
and enjoy live music - all while savoring award-winning Vina Robles ............................................................................................................................................
wines. Wine, tastings and food available for purchase. 1-4pm
Spring Detox Day Retreat
APRIL 29
There will be one hour of gentle yoga, guided meditation, massages and more.
Apr 8: Noach Tangeras
Templeton, Check in starts at 8:45am, $165
WILD HORSE WINERY
Apr 15: Josh Tarica Live Music: Dulcie Taylor
Apr 22: Martin Paris www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE
............................................................................................................................................ Dulcie has reached No. 1 on the Americana Song Chart at Roots Music Report.
Apr 29: Bruno Novi APRIL 9 Templeton, 1-4pm, www.wildhorsewinery.com, 805-788-6300
805-227-4812, www.vinarobles.com Picture Perfect Sunday ............................................................................................................................................
3700 Mill Rd, off HWY46E, Paso Robles. Music by local favorite Rewined & eat BBQ in the olive grove.
ONGOING THROUGHOUT MAY
............................................................................................................................................
ONGOING Still Waters Vineyards, Paso Robles, 1-4pm CASTORO CELLARS
Live Music www.stillwatersvineyards.com, 805-237-9231 Photography Guild of the Paso Robles Art Association
............................................................................................................................................ A show featuring art from The Photography Guild of the Paso Robles Art Assoc.
DAnbino Vineyards & Cellars, Paso Robles
www.danbino.com, 805-227-6800 APRIL 15 Templeton, www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE
Apr 7: The Mooks Hop to It! Easter Egg Hunt ............................................................................................................................................
Apr 8: Salty Suites Come meet the Easter Bunny & have some holiday fun!
MAY 6
Apr 14: Rio Salinas Downtown City Park Holiday House, Paso Robles CASTORO CELLARS
............................................................................................................................................ www.pasoroblesdowntown.org, 11am-2pm, free Annual Blending Event: Make Your Own Dam Fine Wine!
ONGOING ............................................................................................................................................
Work hand in hand with the expert team of winemakers to create a wine blend
Live Music APRIL 21
Earth Day Dinner all your own. Each guest will get take home a 1.5L bottle of their blend, create a
Chateau Lettau, Paso Robles custom label, cork it & wax it. Plus, preview the next Dam Fine Red blend and
www.chateaulettau.com, 805-238-6800, 7pm A dinner celebrating local purveyors.
The Restaurant at Niner Wine Estates, Paso Robles vote for your favorite! Full catered dinner, included. Wine club exclusive event.
May 6: Tim Jackson Music
June 3: Tim Jackson Music www.ninerwine.com, 805-226-4893, 6-8pm, $150, $125/members Templeton, www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE
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June 10: Dulcie Taylor Music

APRIL 22
MAY 6
July 1: Tim Jackson Music
Aug 19: Tim Jackson Music CASTORO CELLARS WILD HORSE WINERY
Aug 25: Dulcie Taylor Music Central Coast Throwdown Disc Golf Tournament Live Music: Lu Lu and the Cowtippers
Sept 2: Tim Jackson Music Whale Rock Disc Golf Course, Templeton A powerful rock & roll quintet fronted by a female soul singer.
Sept 15: Dulcie Taylor Music www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE Templeton, 1-4pm, www.wildhorsewinery.com, 805-788-6300
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LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH APRIL 22 MAY 6


MISTURA Spanish Tapas Winemaker Dinner 5th Annual Templeton Wine Festival
Salsa Classes Upscale Spanish meal by Haute Catering. See page 24 for more details.
Come down, dance & have fun! ............................................................................................................................................
Pianetta Winery. Paso Robles, 5pm
Paso Robles, 805-238-3333 www.pianettawinery.com, 805-226-4005 MAY 7
www.misturarestaurants.com ............................................................................................................................................ 2nd Annual Templeton Beer Festival
............................................................................................................................................ See page 24 for more details.

APRIL 22 ............................................................................................................................................

APRIL 5 OPOLO VINEYARDS


IL CORTILE RISTORANTE
MAY 10
Sunset Crab Feed
Reverse Wine Dinners: Alban Vineyards Paso Robles, 5-8pm, www.opolo.com, 805-238-9593
IL CORTILE RISTORANTE
3 course dinner menu based on your chosen wine of the evening. ............................................................................................................................................ Reverse Wine Dinners: Caliza Vineyards
Paso Robles, $50/wine not included, RSVP APRIL 22 3 course dinner menu based on your chosen wine of the evening.
www.ilcortileristorante.com, 805-226-0300 Vintage Sidecar Rendezvous, Recycled Treasures British Car Club & Paso Robles, $50/wine not included, RSVP
............................................................................................................................................
Antique Motorcycles www.ilcortileristorante.com, 805-226-0300
APRIL 6 ............................................................................................................................................
Cocktail Class City Park, Downtown Paso Robles, 9am-3pm, free
www.pasoroblesdowntown.org, 805-238-4103
MAY 13
La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant, Paso Robles ............................................................................................................................................
www.refinddistillery.com, 805-237-0014 CASTORO CELLARS
............................................................................................................................................ APRIL 23 SLOFOLKS: Steep Ravine

APRIL 8
April Wine Seminar Tour Through California Fusing elements of folk, jazz, bluegrass & rock n roll, Steep Ravine enthralls
Cass Winery, Paso Robles, $25 audiences with their soulful California sound.
CASTORO CELLARS www.casswines.com, 805-239-1730
Dueling Duos: Nina Gerber & Chris Webster plus the Pam & Jeri Show ............................................................................................................................................ Templeton, Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7pm
Come join them indoors for a night of soulful vocals & exquisite guitar playing
APRIL 22-23 www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE, $20
from this Dueling Duo. ............................................................................................................................................
VINA ROBLES VINEYARDS & WINERY
MAY 14
Templeton, Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm, $20
www.castorocellars.com, 888-DAM-FINE Wine Club Open House VINA ROBLES WINERY
............................................................................................................................................ Members are invited to pick up their shipments

APRIL 8
Mothers Day Art & Wine Bar Luncheon
& enjoy a wine country brunch.
TACKITT FAMILY VINEYARDS Enjoy an afternoon of socializing, sipping & crafting!
Paso Robles, www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812, 11am-1pm
6th Annual Warriors Helping Warriors ............................................................................................................................................ The Vina Robles Art & Wine Bar is a unique combination of crafting and wine
A fun filled day of bottling EOD Cellars wines, food, live music & great friends APRIL 22-23 party during which you will create your very own piece of art. The artist will
to support the EOD Warrior Foundation. Your ticket purchase includes a WHW Crab Feed guide you step by step through the process of creating a beautiful mosaic
VI T-shirt, wine glass & all the pizza you can eat. Children 8 and under free. All you can eat crab with salad, bread & a glass of wine. necklace. Includes a glass of sparkling wine, lunch materials.
San Miguel, 11am-6pm, $35 donation Mitchella Vineyard & Winery, Paso Robles, 5:30-7:30pm No experience necessary.
www.tackittfamilyvineyards.com, 805-467-9490 www.mitchella.com, 805-239-8555, $50, $40/members Paso Robles, www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812
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MAY 14 SAN LUIS OBISPO


APRIL 29
EBERLE WINERY LAETITIA VINEYARD & WINERY
Mothers Day Buffet Brunch ONGOING Cellar Dinner
Bring family & friends to celebrate Mom! Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Bike, Hike and Kayak Trips Intimate, family style dinner in-between the barrels in the cellar prepared
Estate Vineyard, listen to music by Jan & Ted and indulge in a delicious Brunch Explore with Central Coast Outdoors. Bike the Pacific Coast Highway, hike Big by Chef Brian Collins of Ember Restaurant, hosted by Head Winemaker,
Buffet with your favorite Eberle wine. Sur and kayak. Trips include transportation, Eric Hickey.
Paso Robles, 11am-1pm, $40/adults, $20/6-12years, free/5 & under picnic lunch and knowledgeable guide(s). Arroyo Grande, 6:30-9pm, $150, $140/members
www.eberlewinery.com, 805-238-9607 $79-$119 Bike rentals available. Call 888-873-5610 for www.laetitiawine.com, 805-474-7641, RSVP
............................................................................................................................................ reservations. www.centralcoastoutdoors.com ............................................................................................................................................

MAY 18-21 ............................................................................................................................................


JUNE 4
24th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival ONGOING THURSDAYS TALLEY VINEYARDS
Over 140 events to choose from, visit their website at www.pasowine.com, for San Luis Obispo Farmers Market 24th Annual Marianne Talley Fun Run
more details. Farmers Market brings the community together to shop for fresh produce, Fun Run funds scholarships for college-bound athletes from Arroyo Grande.
May 18: Winemaker Dinner sample San Luis Obispos delectable and varied cuisine, browse local shops, Arroyo Grande, 8am, www.talleyvineyards.com, 805-489-0446
May 19: RESERVE Event listen to live music. ............................................................................................................................................
May 20: Winemaker Seminar & Grand Tasting 6-9pm, www.downtownslo.com, Closed Thanksgiving & Rainy Days
May 21: Fun continues at wineries throughout Paso
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SANTA MARIA

MAY 19 AVILA BEACH FOXEN CANYON/LOS OLIVOS


VINA ROBLES WINERY
At the Amphitheatre: Jason Bonhams Led Zeppelin Experience
APRIL 6 ONGOING LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH
Two of Californias great compositions meet, as exceptional wine & ALAPAY CELLARS Friday Night Winemaker Series at Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
intimate live music are paired to create an unforgettable wine country experience. Art at Alapay A local guest winemaker will mingle with guests while pouring his or her wine,
Paso Robles, 8pm, $36-$46 All-inclusive evening with wine & art. during the dinner service. Chef Chris Joslyn will create the nightly specials to
www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 Avila Beach, 5:30-8:30pm, $75 pair with the wines that the featured winemaker will pour. No reservation or cost
............................................................................................................................................ www.alapaycellars.com, 805-595-2632 to participate. Dinner reservations are highly recommended

MAY 19 ............................................................................................................................................ 805-688-7265. www.losolivoscafe.com, 2879 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos



JUNE 25 ............................................................................................................................................
EBERLE WINERY
Paso Robles Wine Fest Winemaker Dinner in the Caves ALAPAY CELLARS
ONGOING LAST SUNDAY OF MONTH
Wine Fest Lobster Boil Featuring Chef Nick Nolan, Society Cuisine Open House at the Winery ZACA MESA WINERY AND VINEYARD
Eberle Winery celebrates 38 years of fine winemaking! A full-fledged lobster All-inclusive barrels & samples in the cellar. Sunday Concert Series
boil! Tie on your bibs and get cracking on lobster, shrimp, corn & all the fixings Santa Maria, 1-3pm, $25 12-3pm, Free. 805-688-9339 x 308, www.zacamesa.com
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while enjoying a festive atmosphere in our Eberle cellar. Farm to table style www.alapaycellars.com, 805-595-2632
ONGOING SATURDAYS
cuisine, while pairing lobster boil with award-winning wines. Live music. ............................................................................................................................................
JUNE 2-4 COSTA DE ORO WINERY
Paso Robles, 6pm, $150, $120/members
8th Annual Central Coast Surf Classic: Wine, Waves & Beyond Saturdays @ CDO!
www.eberlewinery.com, 805-238-9607 Live music, complementary cheese selection w/ wine bottle purchase.
............................................................................................................................................ Come celebrate the best that Classic California has to offer. Enjoy three days

MAY 20 of unforgettable events that embrace the love of Californias traditional surfing Santa Maria, 5-7pm. 805-922-1468, www.cdowinery.com
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WILD HORSE WINERY lifestyle and culture along with exceptional wine & food. Experience Central
ONGOING FRIDAYS
Live Music: Alice Wallace Band Coast wines, artisan brews, local California farm-fresh and seaport-inspired COSTA DE ORO WINERY
Southern California country songbird performs original music. cuisine, as well as great music, art and the amiable coastal community. Wine, Friday Night Wine Downs@ CDO!
Templeton, 1-4pm, www.wildhorsewinery.com, 805-788-6300 Waves & Beyond events take place at several scenic venues throughout Pismo Wine by the glass, bottle or tap.
............................................................................................................................................ Beach and at the Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo.
Santa Maria, 805-922-1468, www.cdowinery.com
MAY 21 www.winewavesandbeyond.com ............................................................................................................................................
VINA ROBLES WINERY ............................................................................................................................................

APRIL 8
Concerts at the Amphitheatre: Bryan Adams ZACA MESA WINERY
Here, two of Californias great compositions meet, as exceptional wine & PISMO BEACH
ZU: The Art of Blending
intimate live music are paired to create an unforgettable wine country APRIL 22 Los Olivos, 11am-2pm
experience. Taste of Pismo www.zacamesa.com, 805-688-9339
Paso Robles, 7:30pm, $56-$86 You can always expect the best when you visit Pismo Beach. Enjoy great ............................................................................................................................................
www.vinarobles.com, 805-227-4812 food, wine & spectacular ocean views. This outstanding event brings together
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delicious local food and superb central coast wineries - all in one exceptional ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS
location on the cliffs overlooking the sea in Pismo Beach - Classic California. Easter Eggstravaganza
CAYUCOS/CAMBRIA/ Dinosaur Caves Park, Pismo Beach, 1-4pm, $65, $35/DD Bring the whole family and join them for an afternoon of Easter fun at the
MORRO BAY www.TasteofPismo.com, 805-773-4382 Estate Winery. They will be hosting several Easter Egg games & activities
............................................................................................................................................ culminating in the Easter Egg Hunt. Anyone who finds a Golden Egg will be the
ONGOING big winner of the day! Bunnies of all ages are encouraged to participate. After
HEARST CASTLE TOURS ARROYO GRANDE all the eggs are found, enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace while the kids play
Led by an experienced guide, tour Hearst Castle and encounter the majesty and on the grassy lawns. This is a great event for the whole family! Please RSVP for
beauty of this historical treasure. ONGOING WEDNESDAYS your spot and dont forget a basket!
800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.org Ice Cream Creating A Family Affair! Los Olivos, 11am-2pm, $20, $10/members, free/kids
............................................................................................................................................ The Doc Burnsteins Ice Cream Lab Show is a live performance that involves the www.andrewmurrayvineyards.com, 805-686-8999

APRIL 22 whole audience! Live performances every Wednesday 7pm. Invent a new flavor ............................................................................................................................................
STEPHEN ROSS WINE CELLARS and watch it being made.
APRIL 21
Annual Barrel Adopter Dinner 805-474-4068, www.docburnsteins.com ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS
............................................................................................................................................ Winemaker Dinner
San Luis Obispo, 6:30pm
www.stephenrosswine.com, 805-594-1318 ONGOING SATURDAYS Join them at Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn! This will be a special night
............................................................................................................................................ Arroyo Grande Farmers Market of friendship, wine & food. Space is very limited & Club members will get
MAY 4-7 Farm fresh produce & flowers, art show and live entertainment in the Arroyo priority. Be sure to reserve early!
21st Cruisin Morro Bay Car Show Grande City Hall parking lot at 214 East Branch Street. Los Olivos, $75/members, RSVP
Morro Bay, www.morrobaycarshow.org 12-2:30pm, 805-473-2250, www.arroyograndevillage.org www.andrewmurrayvineyards.com, 805-686-8999
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APRIL 22-23
MAY 13 APRIL 30
ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS KALYRA WINERY 14th Annual Spring Barbeque Fundraiser
Vintners Spring Weekend Movie Night: Babe Benefits Wildling Museum of Art & Nature
This weekend is dedicated to the Vintners of Santa Barbara County. The winery Benefits Lil Hammies Rescue Rancho San Antonio, Buellton, 3-6pm
will be pouring new release wine flights, chocolate pairings, cheese pairings,
sampling of local olive oils & offering Grape to Glass Tours at 11:30am and 1pm. Santa Ynez, Movie starts at dusk, free www.wildlingmuseum.org, 805-686-8216
Autosrada pizza will be served 11am-3pm & music by Michael Nunez on the www.kalyrawinery.com, 805-693-8864 ............................................................................................................................................
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terrace. Come enjoy this fun-filled weekend on the Estate. No res. required.
Los Olivos, www.andrewmurrayvineyards.com, 805-686-8999 SANTA BARBARA
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LOS ALAMOS/LOMPOC/ ONGOING THURSDAYS

APRIL 29 BUELLTON Pali Santa Barbara Tasting Room Happy Hour


COQUELICOT ESTATE VINEYARD
Wine Club Pick Up Party Enjoy $5 glasses of fresh wine from the tap

ONGOING WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY
Los Olivos, www.coquelicotwines.com, 805-688-1500 4-8pm, Pali Wine Co, Santa Barbara
............................................................................................................................................ TERRAVANTTHE WINERY RESTAURANT
805-560-7254, www.paliwineco.com

APRIL 29 Live Music ............................................................................................................................................


ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS 6-9pm, Buellton, 805-686-4742. info@avantwines.com, www.avantwines.com APRIL 20-23
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Swing Into Spring Open House Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend
A new wine will debut this special day at the winery. Drink treasured library
ONGOING SATURDAYS
Four days of wine, food and music throughout Santa Barbara County.
wines while you listen to great live music from Keith Cox & sample appetizers ZOTOVICH WINERY
Seminars, winemaker dinners, vineyard tours & grand tasting.
from some favorite local eateries. Los Olivos, 11am-2pm, $20, $10/members Food Truck and Entertainment
www.andrewmurrayvineyards.com, 805-686-8999. Call to reserve your spot. www.sbvintnersweekend.com
Happy Hour all day! Enjoy $5 glasses of AVA wines ............................................................................................................................................
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11am-5pm, Zotovich Tasting Room
SANTA YNEZ/SOLVANG 805-736-1600, www.zotovichvineyards.com
............................................................................................................................................ VENTURA COUNTY
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS ONGOING FRIDAYS (YEAR ROUND)
ONGOING FIRST WEEKEND OF EACH MONTH
Solvang Farmers Market Lompoc Farmers Market CANTARA CELLARS
Fresh produce, flowers and foods. First Street, Solvang. Farmers and vendors gather every Friday afternoon in Old Town Lompoc (Corner
2:30-6:30pm (summer hours) www.sbfarmersmarket.org Barrel Sample Weekend
............................................................................................................................................ of South I St & West Ocean Ave) to sell fresh-picked seasonal produce, fresh Camarillo, 805-484-9600, cantaracellars.com
ONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAYS cut flowers, succulents, baked goods and more. The Market runs year round, ............................................................................................................................................
Solvang Wine & Beer Walk rain or shine, from 2-5pm (winter hours) and 2-6pm (Spring through Fall).
ONGOING DAILY
Sample two wines at five participating wine tasting rooms, a specialty logo 805-735-6716 FOUR BRIX WINERY
glass and a map to help you navigate your way through all the fun! 21+ only $20, ............................................................................................................................................
3-7pm, www.solvangthirdwednesday.com
EVERY WEDNESDAY Pizza and Wine at the BrixHouse
............................................................................................................................................ Gourmet pizza will be available daily. Not only cheese pizza, but gourmet
TERRAVANT THE WINERY RESTAURANT

APRIL 15 pizzas which may include roasted artichokes, proscuitto, spinach, specialty
Industry Nights with featured Winemakers
LINCOURT cheeses, even a gluten free option. 805-256-6006, info@fourbrixwine.com
Buellton, 5pm-closing, Discounts with Industry credentials.
Bud Break Wine Club Pick Up Party www.fourbrixwine.com, Ventura
Celebrate Bud Break at the Wine Club Pick Up Party! Delight in the joys www.avantwines.com, 805-686-4742 ............................................................................................................................................
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of Spring as you sip on new releases & select barrel samplings with the
ONGOING SUNDAYS
winemakers. Also, enjoy farm-to-table style fixings like spring rolls, seasonal APRIL 20-23
& creamy soup shooters. Live music by the Dusty Jugs is sure to put a spring Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend FOUR BRIX WINERY
in your step too! Four days of wine, food and music throughout Santa Barbara County. Sunday Morning Yoga Wine Down in the Cellar
Solvang, 2-5pm, $10/members, $25 Seminars, winemaker dinners, vineyard tours & grand tasting. Join them every Sunday morning at Four Brix Winery for their Sunday Wine
www.lincourtwines.com, 805-688-8554 www.sbvintnersweekend.com Down. Jessy from Ventura Pop Up Yoga will lead an hour long vinyasa flow at
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11:45am. This is the perfect mid-day yoga option in an intimate setting.

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$10. 805-256-6006 or info@fourbrixwine.com
KALYRA WINERY Lompoc Springfest
Easter Egg-Stravaganza www.fourbrixwine.com, Ventura
Weekend celebration with live musical entertainment, exhibitors, ............................................................................................................................................
Easter Egg Hunt for kids as well as adults! The kids will be able to scour the carnival rides & games, car show, motorcycle show & more!
property for eggs to redeem for chocolate & the adults will be able to hunt for ONGOING SECOND & LAST FRIDAYS
La Purisima Mission, Lompoc, free
eggs in our tasting room to redeem for 2 for 1 tastings, discounts on wine & Finally Fridays
www.lapurisimamission.org, 805-733-3713
other fun prizes! They will also have egg dying on the deck for all ages! ............................................................................................................................................ Entertaining surprises, 6-9pm, Thousand Oaks
Buellton, www.kalyrawinery.com, 805-693-8864 APRIL 22 Sunland Vintage Winery
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35th Annual Santa Barbara Vintners Festival Grand Tasting www.sunlandvintagewinery.com, 805-379-2250

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KALYRA WINERY Enjoy new releases, food sampling, live music, wine & culinary demonstrations,
Stargazing for Earth Day local artisans, silent auction & free parking. SANTA BARBARA
The Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit will be guides to gaze at Jupiter & its River View Park, Buellton, 1-4pm, www.sbvintnersweekend.com
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4 Galilean moons early in the evening, as it gets darker they will give us a
glimpse into the deep sky. Theyll be serving their Hubble labeled wines &
APRIL 22 Pali Santa Barbara Tasting Room Happy Hour
having some amazing deals on all Hubble labeled wine. Free & family friendly, Kalyra Winery Enjoy $5 glasses of fresh wine from the tap
but a small donation to the SBAU is greatly appreciated. 8pm. Bring your Paint in the Vineyard with Gypsy Studios 4-8pm, Pali Wine Co, Santa Barbara
telescope. Buellton, 7:30-10:30pm, www.kalyrawinery.com, 805-693-8864 A beautiful, stress-free environment that will both inspire your creative 805-560-7254, www.paliwineco.com
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spirit & indulge the wine-lover in you. The trained artist will walk you through ............................................................................................................................................

MAY 12
the entire painting process step-by-step. No previous painting experience JUNE 24
KALYRA WINERY
Santa Barbara Half Marathon Reception necessary. Youll be amazed at what you can create in just a few hourseven if Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival
Enjoy local culinary offerings & taste Kalyra wines. youve never picked up a paintbrush in your life! Celebrate local food & wine under the oaks along Mission Creek.
Santa Ynez, 6:30-8:30pm, $50 $65 includes a full tasting of Kalyra Vineyard wine & all the supplies necessary. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara
www.kalyrawinery.com, 805-693-8864 Buellton, 11am-1:30pm, www.kalyrawinery.com, 805-693-8864 www.sbnature.org/winefestival, 805-682-4711, $75/members, $100
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ALAPAY CELLARS
Heavenly! the benefits of club membership, which offer extraordinary special
WOW! Thats what I said when entering Alapay Cellars tasting (and I mean SPECIAL) events! All wine club members receive
room in Avila Beach. The first thing I saw were two beautiful complimentary wine tastings, discounts on wine, gift and apparel
saltwater aquariums in this distinctive, comfortable wine retreat, purchases, and access to limited release wines and invitations
only a block from the beach. The welcoming space has two tasting to awesome exclusive events. Winemaker dinners, bay cruises
bars, with hard to resist wine paraphernalia, saying buy me, and an annual BIG cruise are some of the advantages of being
attractively displayed throughout. The ambience makes the first a club member. Count yourself among the 20,000 people that
time or repeat visitor happy to be there; you know a great time visit Alapays tasting room each year! As Rebecca comments in
awaits. Talking with owner/winemaker Scott Remmenga, he welcoming guests: Come on in, the waters wine!
explains the name, Alapay, is from the Chumash Indians, meaning >> DONALD SONDERLING
heavenly or a world above. That is a perfect description of the
experience and wines you are about to enjoy.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!
An Exceptional Tasting Room Experience Thursday, April 6: Art at Alapay. Try your hand at painting while sipping Alapay
Whether being served by Scott, his wife Rebecca, Marni or any wine! A professional artist from The Art Bar in SLO will guide you in creating your
of the tasting room attendants, you are in for a treat, sampling a own special canvas.
selection of small production, award winning wines that are only
Sunday, June 25: Open House at the winery in Santa Maria. An afternoon of live
available in the tasting room or through the Alapay wine club. Scott music, appetizers, tours, wine tasting.
is the owner and winemaker; being 100% hands on, overseeing
every aspect of the wine making process from the time grapes are July 5-12: Cruise the Danube with Alapay! Past cruises have included Tahiti,
on the vine until the finished product is sold in the tasting room. Costa Rica, Alaska, the Mediterranean and other exotic destinations.
Once released, Alapays wines are ready to drink. The current Friday, July 28: Avila Baywatch Sunset Cruise: Revel in the beauty of cruising
tasting menu features wines awarded silver, gold and double gold Avila Bay on a 49 passenger chartered boat. Enjoy Alapay wine, live music,
medals in the recently concluded, prestigious, 2017 SF Chronicle unlimited taco bar and camaraderie as you delight in the Central Coast Sunset.
Wine Competition. Scott and Rebecca have one goal: To produce
premium boutique wines while presenting them in a fun and relaxed
tasting room atmosphere. Rebecca describes tasting at Alapay as
wine tasting without the attitude. You will have fun, laugh, meet
new friends and be infused with Alapay energy as you taste Taste 7 days a week, 10:30am-6:30pm.
through these expressive wines. 415 1st Street, (behind the Custom House Restaurant)
Downtown Avila Beach, Ca 93424
And, If That Isnt Enough! (805) 595-2632
If tasting award winning wines, having fun in a friendly, www.alapaycellars.com
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Stephen Ross Cellars
Established in 1994 by Stephen Ross Dooley, Stephen Ross Wine which is only three miles from the Pacific Ocean; and the Santa
Cellars continues to be owned and operated by Steve and Paula Lucia Highlands. A new single vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir, Escolle
Dooley, working together to produce some of the Central Coasts Vineyard, is not yet released. On May 20th, the Dooleys will
most well regarded wines. Each bottling tells a story; from the welcome 25 fans to experience a vertical tasting of the Bien Nacido
unique, aromatic whites, to the Dooleys passionate focus single Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Tickets are $65, and the tasting
vineyard Pinot Noirs. Steve has nourished relationships with includes lunch. The wines could date back as far as 20 years as
some of the areas most exclusive Steve has been making wine from Bien
vineyards, while also farming an Nacido Vineyard since 1995!
estate vineyard. In 2001, along While Pinot Noir is surely the
with two other wineries, Steve flagship wine for Stephen Ross, there
planted the Stone Corral Vineyard are lovely examples of lesser known
in the heart of the Edna Valley. varieties present in the line-up. Later
From this special estate, Stephen this year, the 2015 Petite Sirah will
Ross produces two different Pinot make its debut, ideal for wine drinkers
Noirs. The first of which is the who prefer a bolder red wine. The
Edna Valley Estate Pinot Noir, aforementioned aromatic whites are
sold for $32 retail. This bottling quite refreshing, and include varieties
is available in the tasting room and can be found in many stores such as Albario, Pinot Gris and the highly-anticipated Grenache
and restaurants locally. The second Pinot Noir, Stone Corral Blanc. On the topic of new releases, and equally exciting, is the
Vineyard, is crafted from a handful of barrels specifically selected 2016 Ros of Pinot Noir. In March, the bone-dry Ros made its
for the definitive Stone Corral Vineyard characteristics the wine debut in the Tasting Room. Fans know the Ros sells out very
displays, and is available for $56 in the tasting room. In addition quickly and its important to secure an allocation of the bottles as
to the estate vineyard, Stephen Ross produces elegant Pinot Noirs soon as possible!
from the famous Bien Nacido Vineyard; Chorro Creek Vineyard, Stephen Ross Wine Cellars winery and tasting room are

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WineEnthusiast
93 Points
conveniently located on the south side of the city of San Luis Hammersky Estate Grown
Obispo the gateway to the Edna Valley on Suburban Road. ZInfandel & Cabernet Sauvignon
Guests have the opportunity to tour the production cellar and
witness various winemaking activities on occasion. The tasting
menu changes every month and Paula believes in showing
[our] best all the time. Guests are ensured a quality, engaging
experience every time they visit. In addition to the Stephen Thanks to our friends and family
Ross wines, Steve developed a brand called Flying Cloud, which for all your support and for helping
focuses on everyday-drinking whites and reds. These wines us achieve continued high levels
represent an incredible value, with the retail price at $20 and
an over delivery on quality. A recent label upgrade resulted in a of excellence.
fresh and intriguing package for the Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Doug Hauck
Sauvignon, Zinfandel and The Aviator, a red blend. For more
information about The Dooleys, the vineyards and the tasting
room, visit stephenrosswine.com
2010
Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles

93 2010
Zinfandel
Paso Robles

Open Thursday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


178 Suburban Rd, San Luis Obispo, 93401
93
www.stephenrosswine.com | (805) 594-1318 7725 Vineyard Dr., Paso Robles
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Hitching Post ll
Good FoodGood WinesGood Times It Was Famous Before it was Famous
Just off the 101 Freeway in Buellton, on Highway 246, sits The Sideways certainly had a significant effect on the reputation
Hitching Post II restaurant. You may have heard of this restaurant, of food and wine of the Santa Ynez Valley. Putting the area firmly
featured in the 2004 award winning cult film Sideways, but if on the map as a wine (specifically Pinot Noir) destination, putting
you have only heard of The Hitching Post II, and not eaten there, The Hitching Post II in the limelight as a restaurant destination,
its time to saddle up, bring your steed in and sink your teeth into locals and BBQ fans alike had known for decades that this Western
one of the Worlds Best BBQ Steaks as the roadside sign proudly themed BBQ restaurant served up the best BBQ around, with a
proclaims! selection of premier wines (and beers) and fun all around. The
original Hitching Post was opened in the cowboy town of
Casmalia in 1952 by the current owners parents, Frank and Natalie
Ostini. In 1986 Hitching Post II was opened by sons Bill and Frank
Jr. and is run today by Frank. Built on a reputation of serving only
the best meats, and their Santa Maria BBQ recipe, their standing
was already well entrenched prior to being featured in Sideways.
Its hard to say which was the big draw back in the late 80s.the
Santa Ynez Valley or Hitching Post II!

Theres BBQ and theres Santa Maria BBQ


The not so secret secret behind the success of Hitching Post
(aside from the friendly atmosphere, great value, prime meats
and overall quality) is the Santa Maria BBQ. Begin the cooking
process over a red oak open fire (red oak being a native oak), on a
grill that can be raised or lowered over the coals. Using a dry rub
proprietary seasoning (as opposed to a typical BBQ sauce) called
Magic Stuff the flavors of the meats and vegetables are infused,

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WHALE ROCK MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL


Woodstock Forces Name Change with Cease and Desist Demand
The Udsen family of Castoro Cellars has announced a new name
for their popular Beaverstock Music and Arts Festival: Whale Rock
Music And Arts Festival. The new name is a natural fit, as the event
is held on Castoros organically farmed estate Whale Rock Vineyard
each year. The Whale Rock Disc Golf Course and Informational
Ranch Tour is also on the property. The name change is a result of a
Cease and Desist Demand issued by the Woodstock Music and Art
Fair claiming trademark infringement.
The original Beaverstock in 2013 was a 30th anniversary party
the Udsen family threw for their winery, Castoro Cellars. It was such
so when you take your first bite.all you think is WOW! a big hit that they decided to make it an annual event and have been
at it ever since. It will be held September 16 and 17, this year.
Although the seasoning may be proprietary, you can purchase a
We came up with the Beaverstock name using my fathers
jar before leaving, for your own personal cooking adventure.
Beaver nickname, so we are of course emotionally tied to it. And
You wont leave The Hitching Post II hungry. Meals include
honestly it took us some time to come to grips with the fact that we
a plate of fresh vegetables and (yummy-cheesy) toasted garlic
had to change it. Once we did though, it became sort of exciting to
bread-to start. With your entre you have a choice of soup, come up with a name for the event that it's become, the festival that
salad or shrimp cocktail (or order a la carte for a lesser charge), its grown into.
and rice pilaf, baked potato or their famous French fries. As Past Beaverstock and future Whale Rock attendees can rest
you look over the menu deciding on a meat, fowl or seafood assured that the two-day music and arts festival, featuring back-to-back
dish, order a grilled artichoke to share. Should you happen to band performances on two stages, a gallery of local artists, all-ages
be around on a Monday-Wednesday, and hankering for an yoga, kid crafts and games, Castoro wines, craft beers, hard ciders,
amazing burger, grab a seat at The Sidebar and order one of food trucks and more, will continue to run strong. And continue to
their plump, flavorful oak-grilled off the menu burgers! give a portion of event proceeds to a local charitable organization.

Wine a Little
Food and wine, they just goes together! The Hitching Post
II has a select wine list offering wines from many of the Central
Coasts most recognized producers, but hey, Frank Ostini and
Gray Hartley have been making Ostini-Hartly Hitching Post
wines at home since 1979 and produced their first Pinot Noir
in 1981! Choose from about a dozen different Pinot Noirs to
pair with your entre. Ostini and Hartley source grapes from
a selection of the areas premier vineyards, also offering a Syrah
and Cabernet Franc blend. And if youre in the mood for
SIP AND TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME
afternoon wine tasting, have a seat at The Sidebar and enjoy a
flight of HP Pinot Noirs. Our tasting room is in the Independence Schoolhouse, built in
1909. It's a historic spot to taste five wines chosen from 30
Think BBQ-Think Hitching Post whites and reds from our family wines: Baileyana, Tangent, True
Myth, plus Zocker, and Trenza. Peruse our shop, stocked with
The Hitching Post II may have become a cult food
gourmet foods and gifts.
destination because of Sideways, but from the beginning
have prided themselves in the quality, value and down home There's seating outside, so bring a picnic or buy cheese and
feeling started in 1952 at the original Hitching Post. If you are crackers at our shop and enjoy views of our sweeping vineyards.
Play bocce ball or just experience the ambience that is the Edna
thinking BBQ on the Central Coast, you have to think Hitching
Valley.
Post. Come on down, kick back, and enjoy a great BBQ paired
with Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post Pinot Noir! And dont forget- 5828 Orcutt Rd,
save room for dessert! San Luis Obispo
(805) 269-8200
The Hitching Post II is open daily, except major holidays, at
406 E. Highway 246 in Buellton. Call for a reservation: (805) nivenfamilywines.com
688-0676 or check www.hitchingpost2.com. Open daily 10-5
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ANDREW MURRAY
VINEYARDS
Andrew Murray fell in love with the could share his passion for growing and single vineyard Syrahs right now, the 2015
classic Rhne varietals, specifically Syrah making wine. Andrew and his team look Syrah Watch Hill Vineyard, which is always
and Viognier, in the late 1980s as he forward to visiting with you, and pouring a fan favorite or 2014 Syrah Thompson
traveled through Frances Rhne Valley. At you a glass or growler of wine to enjoy Vineyard. If you are looking for something
the time, he was enrolled at UC Berkeley on their Terrace, with stunning views of like a Provencal Ros, then you must
studying paleontology, but in sampling the neighboring vineyards and the looming try the Esprance Ros, a wonderfully
wines in France, there was a shift in his face of Grass Mountain. They also now perfumed, yet dry and delicate, Estate
thinking. Capitalizing on this newfound offer a full Wine Country Concierge service Grown Ros of Cinsault. Andrew Murray
enthusiasm for wine, he decided to do an to help plan your visit. They can arrange Vineyards is conveniently located just a
internship in Australia at a winery, focusing anything from a reserved table at the few miles from downtown Los Olivos,
on the production of Shiraz. When winery to a fully stocked picnic basket, where they have the Tasting Room for
Andrew returned to the U.S., he earned cheese plates, or many expanded tasting
their sister winery, E11even Wines. When
himself a Bachelors degree in Viticulture experiences. Weekends will feature live
you visit their downtown location, you
and Enology from UC Davis, and then music or other fun opportunities; please
will be able to sample Andrews extremely
founded his eponymous Los Olivos winery check their website for more information.
limited selections of his E11even labela
and vineyard, dedicated exclusively to his At the tasting bar, they offer a flight of
nod to a classic rock n roll movie from
favored Rhne-style wines. Today, Andrew five different wines to sample and even an
the 80swhile listening to vintage
Murray Vineyards is synonymous with option paired with chocolate. Their team
some of the states premier Rhne wines, is very friendly and wine knowledgeable, vinyl. These wines are all Estate Grown
from sell-out vineyard designated Syrahs to which allows for a lot of fun conversation in Los Olivos and Santa Maria and sell
wildly popular blends! and a bit of wine education for the more out quickly. The highlight is a deliciously
Andrew expanded his brand when he curious visitors. There are several new wine balanced Pinot Noir from his Gravel Pit
opened his new Winery and Visitor Center releases available in the tasting room right Vineyard in Santa Maria. There is also a
in Los Olivos, along the Foxen Canyon now, including the 2014 Roasted Slope, Cabernet, a Petit Verdot, a crisp Sauvignon
Wine Trail, where he farms 100+ acres of Andrews most sought after red blend, and Blanc, simply named Unplugged, and
premium wine grapes. This opportunity their new 2014 Estate Grown Mourvdre. his sparkling wine Sonorous. Your visit
fully realized his dream to be back on There is also the 2014 Esprance, a red would not be complete unless you visited
Foxen Canyon Road, growing Rhnes blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvdre. and experienced the award-winning wines
again, in a beautiful setting where he They are also featuring several limited, of Andrew Murray.

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Editors Favorite
WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCES
Jada Winery
Visit Jadas open air tasting room and the friendly staff will guide
you through two different pairing flights of all-estate wines. Try the
Reserve or Signature pairings with artisans cheeses selected from
the areas best gourmet cheese shop, Vivant. Then finish your visit by
sampling Jadas Tuscan-style estate olive oil produced from a blend
of over 300 Frantoio, Leccino, Maruino, Manzanillo, Pandolino, &
Mission olive trees located on the estate.
5260 Vineyard Drive, PasoRobles, (805) 226-4200
San Antonio Winery
Welcome to the Riboli familys Italian bistro. Chef Dustin prepares a
daily array of fresh dishes to pair with their artisan wines.
Daily Wine Tasting $5 Artisan Wine Tasting $10
Chocolate Truffle Flight Cheese Plate $13 Chicken Caesar Salad $12.50
Our tantalizingChocolate Flight features our Rhone Zone Flightof winesartfully Combination Pizza $14.50 Meatball Sandwich $10
And many more! Bistro Hours 11am-4:30pm
pairedwith four Jessica Foster ConfectionsTruffles for $20. These Truffles are
2610 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles, (805) 226-2600
not chocolates they are amazing works of art with fun flavors like Curry and Cin-
namon Apple that pair perfectly with our wines. We change the Truffles each time
Broken Earth Winery Tasting Room & Cafe
our tasting lineup changes, so you have even more reasons to visit and experience Enjoy the beautiful Tasting Room & a bite of Australia in the Caf! Now
this offering again, and again. proudly serving delicious, freshly baked Australian meat and veggie pies
from the Bronzed Aussie with flaky crusts & delicious savory fillings. Offering
Grape to Glass Tour fresh salads, panini sandwiches and a full service espresso bar, featuring
oak wood roasted coffee from Mr. Espresso. Relish in the assortment of
Grab your glass and join us as we take you through an interactive tour of our specialty foods and foodie products that they carry. The Tasting Room is
beautiful, state-of-the-art facility while sampling our current Andrew Murray open daily 10am-5pm and the Caf is open Wed-Sun 10am-5pm.
Vineyards Wine Flight. Guests will be able to walk a portion of our vineyards while 5625 HWY 46E, Paso Robles, (805) 239-2562
learning about Rhone varietals and our unique terroir. The winemaking process Mitchella Vineyard & Winery
is showcased from the Crush Pad to the Tank room, finishing in the Barrel Cellar. Wine &Cheese Pairing, Self-Guided Vineyard Tour
Sip, savor and delight in nine handcrafted wines perfectly paired with
Learn the history of our estate - Curtis Vineyard and the backstory of winemaker a variety of six artisan cheeses from around the world. Relax on the
Andrew Murray and how he discovered his passion for wine. patio while enjoying the expansive views of the estate vineyard and
surrounding country side. Take a short walk and educate yourself with
Other Experiences Mitchella Vineyard &Winerys self-guided vineyard tour. Tasting fee
is $10/person.
Wine and Cheese Pairing
2525 Mitchell Ranch Way, Paso Robles, (805) 239-8555
Private Blending Seminar
Private Barrel Tasting Experience Opolo Vineyards
Syrah Exploration Tasting Join in for Pairings on the Patio!
Served Daily 11am - 4pm Enjoy Opolo wine with our updated full menu.
Box Lunches can be arranged with 48 hr notice Featuring Fire-Roasted pizzas (Italian sausage, Margherita and
Chefs Special), Oyster Service (Raw, Rockefeller, Rasino), Mezze
Platter (cured meats and artisanal cheeses), Seasonal Salad and their
Andrew Murray Vineyards/Winery & Visitor Center famous Cevapi Sausage Platter served with warm pita and kajmak!
7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, (805) 238-9593
Open daily from 10:30 to 5:30 pm
5249 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos Loring Wine Company
New Cookie + Wine pairing!
Schedule your experience today by email: Tasty cookies have been added to the exciting line-up of Loring wines. The
Visit@AndrewMurrayVineyards.com or flight includes both sweet and savoy cookies that have been taste tested
many times to compliment the flavors of the Pinots, Chardonnays and
by phone at (805) 686-9604 Divergence blend. Cookies include Lemon Pistachio, Cherry Almond, Goat
Cheese Gouda and Chocolate Carmel and more (by Mela Foods).
E11even Tasting Room 420 East Hwy 246, Buellton
(805) 691-1300, www.loringwinecompany.com
Open daily from 11 to 5 pm
2901-A Grand Ave, Los Olivos (805) 686-9604

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LAETITIA
Vineyard and Winery
XD in a demi-sec style. Laetitia has also received acclaim for their
Exquisite Estate Wines Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, crafted by Head Winemaker
A stop at Laetitia Vineyard & Winery is an absolute must for Eric Hickey. Sustainably farmed in the Arroyo Grande Valley
visitors to the Central Coast. Set upon a hilltop with unlimited AVA, the site combines the perfect mix of coastal terroir and
panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean to the west, the location Pacific micro-climates to produce Chardonnay wines that are
is idyllic and beckons guests to sit back, relax, enjoy a game of the perfect touch of minerality, resplendent with the natural
bocce, picnic, take a walk on the winerys hiking trail, and most limestone found throughout the estate property. And, the single
of all enjoy the fabulous wines. vineyard and select lots of limited production Pinot Noir allow
Located just off Highway 101, the winery is conveniently for a tutorial of the vineyards plantings, clones and craftsmanship.
situated just south of the village of Arroyo Grande, and a quick The NADIA brand has expanded the winerys portfolio to include a
drive from San Luis Obispo or Santa Ynez Valley. Sip sparkling GSM, Cabernet Sauvignon and proprietary blends in addition to a
wine as your winery host leads you through the process that Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Ros and Orange Muscat desert wine.
has earned these exquisite wines a reputation of excellence in
winemaking. Wine Club
As one of the most sought after wine clubs on the Central
Wines Coast, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery offers eight different wine
Well known for their Mthode Champenoise sparkling clubs to choose from. Featuring four or eight-bottle selections,
wines, Sparkling Winemaker Dave Hickey uses a Coquard grape the club ships quarterly and includes pre-releases and library
press, which allows for a gentle pressing of the whole cluster wines of Laetitia and NADIA. Members enjoy wine discounts,
grapes used in the sparkling wines. Laetitia offers seven different complimentary tastings, invitations to exclusive wine club events
sparkling wines to select froma Brut Cuve, Brut Ros, Brut in addition to educational notes and recipes included in the wine
de Noirs, Cuve M, Brut de Blancs, Brut Coquard and their NV club shipments. >> BY KIM MURPHY-RODRIGUES

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Wine, Grilled Cheese & Tunes
Saturday, May 13th
Join us Saturday, May 13th while we rock out to tunes and grab a
gourmet grilled cheese sandwich from The Grilled Cheese Incident Food
Truck. Grab a bottle and enjoy a game of bocce!
Summer Music Sessions
Saturday, May 27th
Summer Music Sessions start Saturday, May 27th and will continue
through September. Bring a picnic and stay for a game of bocce! Check
our website for the full summer music schedule.
For more event information go to www.laetitiawine.com/happenings/
Roll Out the Barrels Weekend
Thursday, June 22nd- Saturday, June 24th
Thursday, June 22nd Barrels in the Plaza
Break out the Barrels from 4:30-7:30 p.m in the heart of downtown
San Luis Obispo City, adjacent to the historic Mission de Tolosa.
Friday, June 23rd & Saturday, June 24th
4 x 2 Passport to SLO Wine Country
Explore SLO Wine Country all day Friday & Saturday. Enjoy open-house
festivities put on by the wineries of SLO County.
Laetitia will be participating in this event. For tickets and more
information visit www.slowine.com

453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande


(805) 474-7651 www.laetitiawine.com
The tasting room is open daily 11am5pm.
Tasting Fee: $10 for 5 wines.
Facebook: Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
Google+: Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
Twitter: @Laetitia_Winery
Pinterest: Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
Instagram: LaetitiaWine
Templeton
Wine Festival
Templeton's Spring Wine Festival Back In The Park May 6
Tickets are now on sale for the 5th Annual Templeton Wine
Festival, produced by the Templeton Chamber of Commerce.
The event will feature unlimited tasting from most of the North
Countys best boutique wineries. Patrons will also enjoy olive oil
and specialty food tastings from local purveyors, browse interesting
art, crafts and boutique shopping vendors and enjoy live music, the Templeton Park on
including The Troubadour of Templeton Jim Sweetwater, opening Saturday,
the day, followed by soul rocker Joy Bonner in the bandstand May 6 The countys
gazebo in the center of Templeton Park. largest farmer's market
A variety of food trucks will be selling food and non-alcoholic is held in the park from
beverages as well. The growing popularity of the Templeton Wine 9am to 12:30pm, and the
Festival has led to organizers doubling the footprint of the festival to Templeton Wine Festival
encompass half of the Templeton Park, to ensure plenty of room for kicks off at 1pm until 5pm.
patrons to relax and enjoy the event. The playground, restrooms and Tickets are $35 pre-sale and $45 at the door for wine tasting or $20
upper field will still be open to the public on that afternoon. Attendees for non-drinking attendees of any age. On Sunday, May 7, Rotary
are welcome to bring a low back chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the Club of Templeton will hold the 2nd Annual Templeton Rotary Beer
shady grass, but no coolers, animals or outside alcohol is allowed. Festival at the same time and location. Tickets for that event can be
The Chamber is accepting winery, brewery, cider house, found at www.templetonbeerfest.com. For more information and to
food and craft/art vendors now. Applications are available at purchase tickets to the Wine Festival or a special online only $60
www.templetonwinefestival.com. Check back often as chamber Wine/Beer Festival Combo Ticket, contact the Templeton Chamber
staff adds to the list of participating wineries on the homepage. of Commerce at (805) 434-1789 or for more information, visit
Locals and visitors are encouraged to come spend the day at www.templetonwinefestival.com.

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Great Food, Great Wine & No Corkage Fee!


Oak Pit BBQ
Steaks Ribs Burgers Pork Chops Chicken
plus...
Cajun Specials Seafood Pasta
Salads Specialty Cocktails

Satisfying the heartiest of appetites since '89


TEMPLETON
508 South Main Street, Templeton CA 93465 (805) 434-2700
Open every daily 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm Friday & Saturday til 9:30 pm

buellton
350 East Highway 246, Buellton CA 93465 (805) 686-1655
Monday - Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Saturday & Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

grover beach
1760 El Camino Real, Grover Beach CA 93433 (805) 489-7770
Monday - Friday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm Saturday & Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

LIVE MUSIC! Check the website for dates www.ajspurs.com

EVENTS AJ Spurs provides the perfect location for any event that requires
excellent food and down home hospitality. This ain't our first Rodeo!
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A.J. Spurs 508 South Main St, Templeton; 805.434.2700 American/Steakhouse
Artisan 1401 Park St; 805.237.8084 American Bistro
Bistro Laurent 1202 Pine St; 805.226.8191 French Cuisine
Buona Tavola 943 Spring St; 805.237.0600 Northern Italian Cuisine
Cello at Allegretto 2700 Buena Vista Dr.; 805.369.2510 Northern Italian Cuisine
Enoteca 206 Alexa Ct; 805.238.2834 Seafood
il Cortile 608 12th St; 805.226.0300 Italian Cuisine/some Seafood Dishes
La Cosecha 835 12th St; 805.237.0019 Latin/Spanish
Mistura 700 Clubhouse Drive (at River Oaks Golf Course); 805.238.3333 Peruvian
Paso Inn and Steakhouse 1103 Spring St; 805.238.2660 Steakhouse
Thomas Hill Organics 1313 Park St; 805.226.5888 Contemporary American Cuisine
Villa Creek 1144 Pine St; 805.238.3000 Spanish Cuisine
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Cafe Roma 1020 Railroad Ave; 805.541.6800 Italian Cuisine
Firestone Grill 1001 Higuera; 805.783.1001 BBQ and Burgers
Luna Red 1009 Monterey St; 805.540.5243 International Cuisine
Mamas Meatball 570 Higuera St; 805.544.0861 Fine Italian Cuisine
Novo 726 Higuera St; 805.543.3986 International Cuisine
Palazzo Giuseppes 1010 Court St; 805.541.9922 Fine Italian Cuisine
MORRO BAY
Dorns 801 Market Ave; 805.772.4415 Specialty in Seafood & Chicken
PISMO BEACH AREA
A.J. Spurs 1760 El Camino Real, Grover Beach; 805.489.7770 American/Steakhouse
Steamers 1601 Price St; 805.773.4711 Seafood
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
A.J. Spurs 350 E. Hwy 246, Buellton; 805.686.1655 American/Steakhouse
Avant Tapas & Wine 35 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805.686.4742 Contemporary American/Small Plates
The Ballard Inn 2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard; 805.688.7770 French/Asian Fusion
Bell Street Market 406 Bell St, Los Alamos; 805.344.4609 American/Cafe
Full of Life Flatbread 225 Bell St, Los Alamos; 805.344.4400 American and Pizza
Hitching Post 3325 Point Sal Rd, Casmalia; 805.937.6151 Steakhouse
Hitching Post II 406 E Highway 246, Buellton; 805.688.0676 Steakhouse
Los Olivos Cafe Petros 2860 Grand Ave, Los Olivos; 805.688.7788 Greek American Cuisine
Original Roadhouse Grill 1423 So Bradley Rd, Santa Maria; 805.614.0586 Steakhouse
Root 246 420 Alisal Road, Solvang; 805.686. 8681 Contemporary American Cuisine
Sides Hardware &Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant

Dining Alfresco 2375 Alamo PintadoAve, Los Olivos; 805.688.4820


Sissys Uptown Cafe 112 South I Street, Lompoc; 805.735.4877
New American
Traditional American Cuisine


Fine Italian Restaurant Trattoria Grappolo 3687 Sagunto St # C, Santa Ynez; 805.688.6899 Italian
CITY OF SANTA BARBARA
Arigato 1225 State St, Santa Barbara; 805.965.6074 Japanese Cuisine

Discover Why Bouchon 9 West Victoria St, Santa Barbara; 805.730.1160


CaDario 37 East Victoria St, Santa Barbara; 805.884.9419
Wine Country Cuisine
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Paso Loves Italian! Julienne 138 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara; 805.845.6488 Contemporary American Cuisine
Olio Pizzeria 11 W Victoria St. Ste. 21, Santa Barbara; 805.899.2699 Italian Cuisine












The Shellfish Company 230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara; 805.966.6676 Seafood
Dinner 7 nights a week The Stonehouse 900 San Ysidro Ln, Montecito; 805.565.1724 Contemporary American
The Wine Cask 813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara; 805.966.9463 Contemporary American
www. ilcortileristorante.com
VENTURA COUNTY
La Dolce Vita 740 South B St, Oxnard; 805.486-6878 Italian and Mediterranean Cuisine
Le Petit Cafe Bakery 1591 Spinnaker Dr #112, Ventura; 805.642.1191 French
608 12th Street Sugar Beets 455 South A St, Oxnard; 805.240.7777 New American Cuisine
Paso Robles CA Tierra Sur Restaurant 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard; 805.983.1560 Mediterranean
805.226.0300 Bella Victorian Bistro 2135 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo; 805.383.8800
Call for details
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Mamas Meatball: Fine Italian Restaurant & Catering inSan Luis Obispo
Ask locals or somebody in the restaurant businessa bartender, Allegretta, offers a wide range of authentic Italian dishes. Among
a waiter, even a bus boywhat they think of Mamas Meatball in them are half a dozen soups, a long list of salads (including grilled
San Luis Obispo and their eyes roll towards the heavens as they salmon and a refreshing pear and gorgonzola), some wonderful
breathe a deep sigh; that is how good Mamas Meatball is. Set in a antipasto choices, both hot and cold paninis (including, of course,
small courtyard off of one of the towns main streets in a place called one made with meatballs) and plenty of pasta dishesthe Ravioli
the Old Creamery, Mamas Meatball is actually divided in two. On di Pollo all Vodka, homemade ravioli filled with chicken and
the right is the takeout where people line up to get their orders of served in a vodka sauce, cannot go unmentioned. There is also a
meatballs and more. To the left, fronted by a huge-trunked tree and heady selection of meat and fish dishes as well as any number of
a water fountain, is the intimate restaurant with its mural of the traditional and specialty pizzas, and some far too-tempting desserts.
Mediterranean across the back. For a visit to the most authentic fine Italian restaurant in town,
Meatballs aside, the restaurant, under owner and chef Nicola head to Mamas Meatball, located in the Old Creamery plaza at
570 Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo.

Il Cortile Ristorante: Locally Inspired BUELLTON


Italian Cuisine in Downtown Paso Robles
Executive Chef Santos MacDonal is a firm believer in using fresh,
The Hitching Post II
locally sourced ingredients. He visits the Central Coast farmers markets Restaurant & Winery
so often, looking for inspiration for the weeks menu, that he is well
Reservations:
known to most of the purveyors.
Prior to moving to Paso Robles and opening Il Cortile with his
805-688-0676
www.HPwines.com
Photo By Jeremy Ball

wife and managing partner, Carole MacDonal, Chef Santos worked in BUELLTON
several highly acclaimed restaurants in Southern California, including
Giorgio, Locando de Lago, LAngolo Caf and Via Veneto. His passion
West Coast BBQ at its Best
for fresh ingredients, creative drive and culinary talents are all reflected and World Class Wines!
Wines
in Il Cortiles menu, which changes seasonally and offers inspirations as
specials. Every item, including the pasta, is made in-house with Chef
Santos personally overseeing every dish that leaves the kitchen. PASO ROBLES
Although the menu changes often, there are a few dishes that
remain due to their popularity. Grilled octopus with fresh vegetables
marinati leads an impressive list of antipasti; homemade pappadelle
with wild boar ragu is a favorite for many regulars, as is the veal chop
with porcini mushroom sauce. For a sweet ending, there is nothing
like the panna cotta.
The intimate dining room and cozy courtyard are the perfect setting
for a special dinner or romantic evening out. Impeccable service and an
impressive wine list paired with Chef Santos creations have garnered
Il Cortile a reputation as one of the top culinary destinations in Paso
Robles. Locals and wine country visitors anxiously wait to hear the
evenings specials each visit.
Carole has shown her passion in the extensive wine list. It really is a
passion of ours to provide Paso with fine Italian cuisine paired with such SAN LUIS OBISPO
wonderful wines. Its a pleasure to see our guests enjoy the pairings. The
wine list began as a short list when the restaurant opened five years ago;
today, the list has grown to over 250 bottles with a selection of wines from
several regions of Italy, as well as outstanding wines from Paso Robles and
the Central Coast. The restaurant was honored with the prestigious Wine
Spectator Award of Excellence for 2014, 2015, and 2016, an award only
one other restaurant in the area has received.
Il Cortile, located at 608 12th Street in Paso Robles, is open Sunday,
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to10 pm and Friday through
Saturday from 5 to 11 pm. For more information, call (805) 226-0300
or visit www.ilcortileristorante.com. BY LISA PRETTY

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Wine Tasting in San Luis Obispo County

Its no wonder the people here call


it SLO. No one is in any hurry in
the cafes 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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9TH ANNUAL WINE 4 PAWS, APRIL 8-9


Wine Industry Fundraiser For Woods Humane Society
In this county-wide event, each participating winery contributes to Wine 4 Paws in different ways
some donate 100% of tasting fees, others a percentage of sales for the weekend. Many do something
unique and exciting to represent their passion for this cause. You can find anything from doggie shaped
chocolates paired with award-winning wines to professional photo opps with your four-legged best friend.
Wine 4 Paws is held at participating wineries from San Luis Obispo to San Miguel, making it easy to
visit the wineries of your choice. There are 70+ wineries to choose from! Visit www.wine4paws.com for
a complete list of participating wineries as well as a map. With two shelter locations in SLO County,
Woods needs our help now more than ever. Thanks to your participation, Woods can continue to
provide a loving refuge to the homeless animals in their care who await their forever homes. When
you head out to enjoy our wineries during Wine 4 Paws on April 8 and 9, you can help SLO county
animals who await their forever homes by simply tasting wine and taking home your favorites!
Wine 4 Paws began in 2009 as a way to help raise money for Woods Humane Society while
promoting the Central Coast Wine Region. It has grown from our initial 35 wineries to over 70!

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Baileyana Winery Daily 10am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 269-8200 8 8 8 8 8
Broken Earth 5625 Hwy 46, Paso Robles, (805) 239-2562 8 8 8
Calcareous Vineyard Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-0289 8 8 8
Castoro Cellars Daily 10am-5:30pm, Templeton, 1-888-238-0725 8 8 8 8
Chamisal Vineyards Daily 10am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 541-9463 8 8
Eberle Winery Daily 10am-6pm (Daily 10am-5pm Winter), Paso Robles, (805) 238-9607 8 8
Eos Estate Winery Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 591-8050 8 8 8 8
HammerSky Vineyards Thu-Sun 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-0930 8
Hunt Cellars Daily 10:30am-5:30pm, Paso Robles, (805) 237-1600 8 8 8
Jada 5620 Vineyard Dr, Paso Robles, (805) 226-4200 8 8
J. Lohr Vineyards &Wines Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-8900 8 8 8 8
Laetitia Vineyards & Winery Daily 11am-5pm, Arroyo Grande, (805) 481-1772 8 8 8 8 8
Le Vigne Winery Sun-Thu 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-6pm, Paso Robles, (805) 227-4000 8 8 8
Michael Gill Cellars Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 239-1668 8 8
Opolo Vineyards Daily 10am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 238-9593 8 8 8
Peachy Canyon Winery Daily 10am-5:30pm, Templeton, (805) 239-1918 8
Pelletiere Estate Thu-Mon 11am-5pm, Tue-Wed by Appt, Paso Robles, (805) 239-9432 8
Red Soles Winery Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 226-9898 8 8
Rotta Winery Daily 10:30am-5:30pm, Templeton, (805) 237-0510 8
Roxo Port Cellars Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 238-1600

San Antonio Winery Daily 10am-6pm, Paso Robles, (805) 226-2600 8 8 8 8 8


Sinor-LaVallee Thurs-Mon12-6pm, Avila Beach, (805) 459-9595 8 8 8
Stephen Ross Wine Cellars Thu-Sun 11am-5pm, San Luis Obispo, (805) 594-1318 8 8 8
Tackitt Family Vineyards Fri-Sun 12-5pm, San Miguel, (805) 467-9490 8 8 8
Talley Vineyards Daily 10:30am-4:30pm, Arroyo Grande, (805) 489-0446 8 8 8 8
Vina Robles Daily 10am-6pm (Daily 10am-5pm Winter), Paso Robles, (805) 227-4812 8 8 8
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am-5pm

Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards Daily 11am-5pm, Paso Robles, (805) 434-2541 8 8

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E njoy four 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 PINOT NOIR


HAMMERSKY VINEYARDS WILD HORSE WINERY
In the heart of Paso Robles westside, HammerSky Located in historic Templeton, Wild Horse Winery
Vineyards offers it allfrom award winning was named for the wild mustangs that roamed
wines to hospitality and comfort. Made from the hills east of the vineyard estate. Today,
100% estate grown fruit, this Zinfandel is a soft Wild Horse Winery is known for exceptional
ruby red with tastes of dark raspberry and a touch
Pinot Noirs. We focus on small vineyards along
of burnt caramel. The wine starts with bright
the Central Coast in order to bring you the best
acidity and finishes smooth. There is a balance
the region has to offer. Stop by and try one (or
of ripe fruit and spicy pepper. HammerSky
Zinfandels are distinct to the Linne Calodo all five) of our Pinots, including our winery only
limestone that their vines grow in so happily. reserves.
7725 Vineyard Drive | Thurs - Sun 11am-5pm 1437 Wild Horse Winery Court | Daily 11am-5pm
(805) 239-0930 | www.hammersky.com (805) 434-2541 | www.wildhorsewinery.com

PETITE SIRAH CABERNET SAUVIGNON


RED SOLES WINERY HAMMERSKY VINEYARDS
Bursting with flavors of rich dried blueberry, Made from 100% estate grown fruit, this
complimented by lovely notes of dark chocolate Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful, rich ruby
and freshly roasted coffee beans, Red Soles color with a clean, crisp nose that is full of red
Winerys Petite Sirah will stop you in your tracks. fruit and vanilla. The mouthfeel is rich and
Grown in the chalky soil of our Miracles Ranch, full, while complex flavors of black raspberry,
right in the heart of the Willow Creek AVA, our cinnamon, earth and leather intermingle on
Petite is a favoritevintage after vintage. From the palate. This is a true Paso Robles Cab with
the dark inky hue, to the fabulously long and recognizable HammerSky Vineyards terroir, and
velvety finish, this full bodied wine is a definite the vines grow in soil that compares favorably
palate pleaser. with that of Frances Bordeaux region.
3230 Oakdale Road | Daily 11am-5pm 7725 Vineyard Drive | Thurs - Sun 11am-5pm
(805) 226-9898 | www.redsoleswinery.com (805) 239-0930 | www.hammersky.com

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Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room Releases Vintages for an Exhilarating Year Ahead
Award-winning Bianchi Winery of Paso Robles, is excited to Bianchi Winerys latest releases
announce the release of select vintages, continuing its renaissance- 2015 Sauvignon BlancoThough this Sauvignon Blancs citrus
like growth over the past year. The first quarter of 2017 has and floral notes stand alone on ones palate, they also pair
heralded in a new dawn for the winery, with new winemaker Chris excellently with grilled snapper, garlicy prawns or a fresh salad
Stanton taking the helm, and accolades from the San Francisco with feta, artichoke and lemon vinaigrette.
Chronicle and Wine Enthusiast. 2013 Cabernet SauvignonThe Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well
Weve breathed new life into Bianchi, and were enthusiastic with meatballs, duck breast, red cabbage or a skirt steak with
about the year ahead, proprietor Beau Bianchi said. We are palate-brightening chimichurri sauce.
especially excited to release the GSM and Syranot blends, which 2012 Syranot blendThis unique Syranot blend, whose Pinot
truly show the art of winemaking through each bottle. Noir notes transform thanks to a generously fruity Petite Sirah
This year, Bianchis 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon took home double base, uplifts any dish featuring pork tenderloin, salmon, creamy
gold at the annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition,
sauces, hamburger or hearty stews.
which is the largest of its kind in the United States. In addition, five
2013 GesteThe 2013 Geste is another special blend that both
of Bianchis wines were recently rated by Wine Enthusiast and will
shines on its own with a myriad of crisp berry notes and waxes
be featured in the March and April issues. Wine Enthusiast Scores:
poetic to the right meal. Enjoy this rich vintage with seared ahi
2012 Syranot: Rated 91, 2015 Sauvignon Blanc: Rated 90 and
tuna salad, bacon wrapped dates or a recipe featuring gamey
named a Best Buy, 2012 Syrah: Rated 92.
meats and lentils to bring out its finishing plum and spicy oak
With an updated vision of his brand, and a host of highly
rated wines, Bianchi has also restyled the bottling and packaging, flavors.
utilizing high quality paper, ink and printing techniques to show off 2012 SyrahBianchis latest medium-bodied Syrah release
his familys new logo designs. In addition, hes brought on veteran beautifully complements cured meats, braised pork belly with
winemaker, Chris Stanton, to join his team. With more than two umami flavored vegetables, as well as bleu cheese-driven dishes
decades in the industry, Stanton has a fruitful history of releasing thanks to a dry note of cranberry and a perfectly balanced finish.
highly rated and reviewed wines throughout Napa and the Central Bianchis Vineyard House and tasting room in Paso Robles sits
Coast. His eye for simplicity in his use of the land and the grapes on 40 acres overlooking the undulating vineyards of the area, rising
pairs well with Bianchis goal of creating timeless classics under above a waterfall fed lake nestled in its estate vineyards. While
its label, while continuing expansion into the super and ultra- honoring the tradition of the familys four decades in winemaking,
premium markets. Stanton has a reputation of producing wines they herald in the modern with sleek design and state-of-the-art
with 90+ ratings that are complex and interesting, making him a facilities, making it a key stop on the Paso Robles wine trail.
natural selection to run the operations. For more information, visit www.bianchiwine.com.

Paul Hoover Named The 2016 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year
Paul has been honored as the 2016 Paso Robles Wine Industry exemplified by his six-year term on the Paso Robles Wine Country
Person of the Year at the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliances annual Alliance Board of Directors, serving as Treasurer, and Chairman of the
winter gala. Board from 2007 to 2013. His dedication to the community continues,
Paul Hoover exemplifies the spirit of Paso Robles Wine Country serving on the San Luis Obispo Countys AG Preserve Committee, as
through his love of sustainable farming and creating wines indicative well as a Board Member of the Cal Poly Corporation.
of the region. Through his small, family owned and operated 60- Paul Hoover earned a degree in Agribusiness and Mechanized
acre vineyard and winery, Paul and his wife Patricia have realized a Agriculture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Following a successful
lifelong dream with Still Waters Vineyards. The vineyard is a model of career in corporate hospitality and insurance, he established Still
sustainability, as a source for high-quality fruit and award winning wines. Waters Vineyards in 2003 with his wife Patricia. His motto is to stay
Whether it be in a leadership position on our board, with small, have fun and focus on quality with a goal of sustainability.
journalists in a seminar setting, or speaking to visitors at a Paso Hoovers farming practices include a whole farm approach, which
Robles Wine Country event, Paul is a dedicated and enthusiastic includes soil fertility, cover crops, wildlife, native plants, air quality,
ambassador who leaves a lasting positive impression with everyone water quality and conservation, and pest management.
he meets, said Jennifer Porter, Executive Director of the Paso Gary Eberle, owner of Eberle Winery, a former Board Member of
Robles Wine Country Alliance. the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, and recipient of the 1997 Paso
Hoovers industry contributions in representing Paso Robles are best Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year honor, presented the award.

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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
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Sinor-LaVallee: A Story of Terroir


Sinor-LaVallee, founded in 1997 by Mike Sinor and Cheri
LaVallee-Sinor, is a chapter in an adventure which began when
they met while attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. What started
out as college jobs at local wineries, soon became their passion
as they became more immersed in the craft of winemaking
and studying the art of Pinot Noir. This led to travels abroad,
where the couple not only married in France, but continued
their appreciation of the magnificent terroir of Burgundy and its
acclaimed wines. Known for his determination and enthusiasm,
Sinor is recognized as one of the Central Coasts most highly rated Sophie, thoughtfully paired with Sinor-LaVallee wines.
and recognized winemakers and the recipient of the acclaimed Sinor-LaVallee is located at 550 1st Street, Avila Beach.
Winemaker of the Year award for San Luis Obispo County in The tasting room is open ThursdayMonday 12-6pm, with
2012. Self-taught in the craft of winemaking, Sinor is winemaker extended hours in the summer. You may call (805) 459-9595,
who truly believes great wines begin in the vineyard. visit www.sinorlavallee.com and or check them out on Facebook.

Bassi Vineyard
Throughout the years Sinor-LaVallee has sourced fruit from
many acclaimed vineyards such as Talley-Rincon, Byron and
Aubaine properties. With the commencement of vintage 2013,
all of the winerys offerings are derived from the estates Bassi
Vineyard. With its close proximity of 1.2 miles from the Pacific
Ocean, the Bassi Vineyard in Avila Valley is paradisiacal. A
hilltop seascape of San Luis Bay to the west welcomes the
morning coastal fog as it casts its maritime influence, combined
with oceanic soils to tell a story of the land -- rich in history, with
viticulture influences which result in complex wines that intrigue
and delight with their layers of aromas and taste, inviting you to
discover more. Organically farmed with biodynamic inputs, the
Bassi Vineyards plantings of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Albario,
Syrah and the iconic Pinot Noir, have limited yields lending to a
natural intensity that is a true expression of the location. Sinor
feels that Our wines naturally reflect their pronounced coastal
terroir, as well as the impassioned viticulture handwork that we
bring to our vines and soils.The effect of these elements is highly
local and personalthe hallmarks of Sinor-LaVallee. Our focus
is in learning the story (Terroir)of our Estate vineyard and telling
that story through our wines. The message is the vineyard; the
messenger is the wine.

Tasting Experience
The Sinor-LaVallee Tasting Room is located in picturesque
Avila Beach, a short one block from the beach. With its sunny
location and panoramic view, the tasting room is the perfect
sojourn for wine enthusiasts. An impressive selection of wines
by-the-glass or a $10 Tasting Flight of the winerys White label,
Black (Reserve) label and SLO Estate series are available, along
with a limited quantity of library selections. Wines include a
Chardonnay, Albario, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cuvee.
You can also enjoy a delicious cheese plate from Fromagerie

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Wine Tasting in Santa Barbara County

A Spirit and Passion for Winemaking


O 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, Rhone 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 slowly
perfect 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 Rhine 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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Andrew Murray Tasting Room Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 693-9644 8 8

A single bottle contains: Bien Nacido/Solomon Hills Estate Thu-Mon 11-5, 2963 Grand Ave, B, Los Olivos, (805) 318-6640 8
750 ml of wine which is 25.6 ounces
made from about 2.4 pounds of
grapes (39 oz.) and is enough for Carivintas Winery Mon-Fri 12-7, Sat-Sun 11-7, Solvang, (805) 693-4331 8 8
four or maybe five glasses.
Casa Cassara Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7:30, Solvang, (805) 688-8691 8 8 8

= Coquelicot Daily 11-5, Sat 10-5, Los Olivos, (805) 688-1500 8 8 8 8

Costa De Oro Winery Daily 11-6, Fri 11-8, Santa Maria, (805) 922-1468 8 8 8

Dragonette Cellars Thu-Mon 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 693-0077 8 8

Firestone Vineyard Daily 10-5; Tours 11:15, 1:15 & 3:15, Los Olivos, (805) 688-3940 8 8 8 8

Foley Wines Daily 10-5, Lompoc, (805) 737-6222 8

One standard oak barrel of wine Helix Daily 12-5, Buellton, (805) 693-8864
holds: 295 bottles of wine (or 59 gal-
lons) made from 740 pounds of grapes
Hitching Post Mon-Fri 4-9:30, Sat-Sun 3-9:30, Buellton, (805) 688-8403
which works out to almost but not
precisely - 24 cases of wine.
J Ludlow Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8989 8 8

Kalyra Daily 11-5, Santa Ynez, (805) 693-8864 8 8 8 8 8

LaMontagne Winery Fri-Sun 12-5, Lompoc, (805) 291-6643 8 8 8

Larner Vineyard & Winery Daily 11-5, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8148 8

A case of wine includes: A dozen 750 Lincourt Vineyards Daily 10-5, Solvang, (805) 688-8554 8 8 8
ml bottles (or 24 half bottles) or 307.2
ounces total, which comes from 30 pounds
Lions Peak Vineyards Mon-Fri 11-7, Sat-Sun 11-8, Solvang, (805) 693-5466 8 8 8
of grapes.

Loring Wine Co. Thu-Mon 10-4:45, Buellton, (805) 691-1300 8

Martian Ranch & Vineyard Wed-Sun 11-5, Los Alamos, (805) 344-1804 8 8

Mosby Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10-4:30, Buellto, (805) 688-2415 8 8


An acre of vineyards land can give the
grower: Five tons of grapes (though it is Toretti Family Vineyard Thu-Mon 12-5:30, Los Olivos, (805) 688-8002
also less, depending on a variety of farming 8
and winemaking practices, and on the vari-
etal and the vineyards location) which will Zaca Mesa Daily 10-4, Los Olivos, (805) 688-9339 x308 8 8 8 8 8
give you 797 gallons of juice (or thirteen-
and-a-half barrels) which is pretty close to Zotovich Vineyards & Winery Fri-Sun 10-4, Lompoc, (805) 736-1600 8 8
four thousand bottles of wine.

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old or rare wines.
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A Sit Down Tasting usually
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there may be a slightly higher
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an elegant room, you are poured
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host. Expect your host to describe
the unique characteristics of each
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A Walk Around Tasting is
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tasting. Your host brings along
several bottles of wine on your
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garden area of the winery to pour
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another place within the winery
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experience continues until all the
wines are tasted.
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8 8 8 Another popular tasting
experience that can be part of a
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Tasting. Your guide takes a wine
thief, a special siphon placed
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to extract tasting samples of a
8 8 8 maturing wine. The sample allows
you to taste what the wine is like
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full potential.

Why make an appointment?
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Some wineries are so small
that they need to know when you
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there to greet you. Others have
8 8 8 8 sit-down tastings that start and
end at specific times. Its always
a good idea to schedule your
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appointments well in advance.

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Santa Maria
Costa de Oro Tasting Room
Costa de Oro Tasting Room is located right off of Highway 101 accounts, like Roys Hawaii. Now these wines, a white and a red, are
in Santa Maria. This site pays tribute to the history behind Costa De available in the tasting room by the glass and by the growler (these can
Oro it was the strawberry stand for Gold Coast Farms, the parent be refilled). Costa de Oro wine club members receive discounts on keg
company of Costa De Oro, which has been farming Santa Maria since wines, bottled wines and merchandise.
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 wineries including 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 more than 6000 cases featuring
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the estate Gold Coast Vineyard.
The best place to experience the wines is at the tasting room, where
guests can taste five wines for only $10. In addition to regular tasting
room hours (normally 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily), each Friday evening,
Costa de Oro hosts Friday Night Wine Downs featuring live music
from local musicians. 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

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Los Alamos
Martian Ranch
Martian Ranch is the creation of Massachusetts native Nan Irish Dexter cows, whos manure is used to create healthy compost
Helgeland, who found her inspiration in the vineyards and wines for the vineyard. Each part of the growing process revolves around
of Santa Barbara County. After years searching for the perfect four elements: root, leaf, flower and fruit. Together, these elements
property, she purchased this 102-acre parcel on Alisos Canyon dictate what will be done in both the vineyard and the cellar and
Road in 2006, and named it Martian Ranch the combined create the highest expression of harvest.
childhood nickname of her two sons: Martin and Ian. The tasting room has been open since October 2014 and
While attending Hancock College, Nan decided to farm the
currently offers 14 wines of various vintages being poured in
ranch Biodynamically upon the combined counseling of Peter
the tasting room including Down to Earth Ros of Mourvdre,
Sischel, her East Coast neighbor and Alfredo Koch, department
Local Group GSM and Trente-Deux Late Harvest Viognier.
head of viticulture and enology at Hancock where Nan attended.
The most recent addition to the estate is a nature trail walk led
Both gentlemen farm their family vineyards Biodynamically in
by Nan Helgeland herself through the old oaks of the property as
France and Argentina respectively.
she shares her knowledge with guests, ending at the picturesque
After three years of diligence and care, Martian Ranch & Vineyard
became a Demeter Certified, Estate winery in 2015 with 20 acres of pond in the vineyard. Separately, a guided meditation at the pond
vines planted to 10 different grape varietals, each perfectly suited to will be taking place, while you soak up the serenity of the vines
the Mediterranean climate of the ranch. The vineyard was planted and have the opportunity to enjoy wine after!
in 2008, with the first Estate vintage in 2011. Estate varietals are a Featured in the New York Times, SF Chronicle and Jon
combination of Rhone, Iberian, Beaujolais and a touch of Bordeaux. Bonns book, The New California Wine. Experimental and
Albario, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Clairette, Gamay Noir, eclectic, Martian Ranch & Vineyard is dedicated to the journey,
Mourvdre, Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Tempranillo from sky to ground to grape to barrel to bottle and straight
- approximately 2 acres planted of each. Martian Ranch is known for into your glass.
carefully farmed, vibrant and lower-alcohol wines, with Eric Bolton 101 Located at 9110 Alisos Canyon Road, Los Alamos, visit the
at the helm as winemaker. Eric graduated Fresno State University tasting room Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm. For
as an Enology major with a minor in chemistry. He honed his skills more information: (805) 344-1804, www.martianvineyard.com.
throughout California and abroad, bringing a truly unique and
diversified profile to the wines here at Martian Ranch.
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wine country. This delicious eatery/market is located in Los Alamos,
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the freshest cuisine and comfortable design, Bell Street Farm is the
perfect place to enjoy a meal, snack or a wine tasting.
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406 Bell Street, Los Alamos | (805) 344-4609 | bellstreetfarm.com
Thursday 11am-4pm, Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm, Monday 11am-4pm

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Foxen Canyon
Zaca Mesa Vineyard
Syrah, Vision and History
The year was 1983 when Zaca Mesa made its very first Syrah,
blended with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and harvested from the
first Syrah planting in Santa Barbara County. The original tasting
notes by Ken Brown were concise and to the point: This Syrah
displays abundant fruit and pleasing complexities..the first Syrah
produced by Zaca Mesa Winery, and promises to be a very popular
wine. Celebrating the original Zaca Mesa Syrah, the celebratory
30th anniversary release mirrors the original wine. While Ken
Brown has since moved on, the Syrahs of Zaca Mesa have become
very popular and there is always an impressive variety to be
enjoyed in the tasting room.

An Historical Tasting Room


A visit to the people, dog and family friendly tasting room is a
memorable and educational experience. Housed in the original
1978 barn and winery, you are surrounded by the history of Zaca
Mesa and of winemaking in the Santa Barbara area. One of the
oldest wineries in Santa Barbara, Zaca Mesa was the first to plant

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Syrah, establishing a benchmark for one of the most important
varietals grown in the region.
Taste and Learn
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interesting assortment of choices. On weekdays, you may pick
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Staffords Chocolates
Housed in an historic 100 year old water tower, in a town
known primarily for its abundance of wine tasting rooms, sits a
small retail shop on San Marcos Road, and unless you stumble
upon it or are fortunate enough to have had someone recommend
it, you may easily miss it. What a shame that would be! Staffords
Chocolates compliments the boutique wines and fine foods of
this area, offering a delectable (possibly hedonistic) assortment of
gourmet chocolates that will put you into chocolate nirvana.
Since 2011, the Taylor family, Rob, along with his wife Leslee,
children Meredith and Ben and sister Amy Freedman, have faithfully
carried on the legacy of Larry Stafford, who opened his epicurean
chocolate shop in Porterville, in 1987. Committed to offer only the
finest, purest, chocolates to the pleasure seeking chocolate lover, no
effort is spared to offer a first class quality product.

Qualityand Locality
Supporting the local community is of paramount importance.
Wherever possible, fruits, nuts and dairy products are sourced from
small, local growers, farmers, wineries (for the wine infused truffles)
and breweries (for the beer brittle), located in the San Joaquin and
Santa Ynez Valleys. Each chocolate piece is painstakingly hand
dipped, using all natural ingredients with no preservatives. Quality
speaks for itself, in fact, the English Toffee has won the Peoples

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There is no shortage of variety for the chocolate foodie to choose & Sons Cinque Stelle
from: Nuts and chews, English toffee, almond brittle, beer brittle, BIEN NACIDO/
truffles, pecan turtles, sea salt caramels and a variety of specialty SOLOMON HILLS Dreamcte
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items are only part of the selection. Salivating yet? Because, just Daniel Gehrs
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Tre Anelli/ Alexander & Wayne
bar (from a 100 year old recipe), for the most decadent chocolate Consilience Arthur Earl TORETTI FAMILY
Dreamcote
experience you can imagine. When in Los Olivos, a visit to Staffords LOS OLIVOS TASTING ROOM STAFFORDS FAMOUS CHOCOLATES
ANDREW MURRAY LARNER
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Los Olivos
Bien Nacido & Soloman Hills Vineyards
New Tasting Room A Step Above
For decades, the highly acclaimed Bien Nacido and Solomon A forty year commitment to the community and environment
Hills Vineyards have been a source of quality fruit for such notable has garnered an unparalleled reputation for Bien Nacido &
labels as Au Bon Climant, Qupe, Sin Qua Non, Longoria, Hitching Solomon Hills:
Post and other much-admired wineries. After decades of building Vineyards are SIP certified (learn about SIP Certified Vineyards, at
an award winning reputation for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah www.sipcertified.org).
and Grenache, Bien Nacido launched their own label several years Grapes and produce are farmed, enabling the family to keep
workers employed year round.
ago, and opened a tasting room in the fall of 2015.

New Wine Club Awards


2014 BNV Chardonnay: 94 pts, Wine Enthusiast and 90 pts,
While remaining focused on providing fruit to many of
Antonio Galloni
the areas most prestigious wineries, Bien Nacido has recently
2012 BNV Pinot Noir: 92 pts, Antonio Galloni; 92 pts, Wine
launched their own Bien Nacido-Solomon Hills Estate Wine
Enthusiast; 92 pts, Wine Advocate and 91 pts, Wine & Spirits
Club. Being small production (under 2000 cases), the wine club
2013 BNV Syrah: 93 pts, Antonio Galloni and 93 pts, Wine
will fill up quickly, and requests will then transition to a wait
Advocate.
list. Releases will be in the fall and spring. Membership will offer 2014 SHV Chardonnay: 94 pts, Wine Enthusiast; 92 pts Antonio
many special benefits. In addition to complimentary tastings Galloni
members will have the opportunity to set up private tastings 2012 SHV Pinot Noir: 94 pts, Antonio Galloni; 94 pts, Wine
with the vineyard manager or winemaker. An annual summer Enthusiast, 91 pts, Wine Advocate
BBQ is planned, and pick up parties will offer club members the Dont miss an opportunity to take home a bottle. Visit the tasting
opportunity to meet the Miller family and winemaking team. room Thursday through Monday, 11am-5pm at 2960 Grand Ave,
As the Bien Nacido team gets to personally know the members Unit B in Los Olivos. If you need more information call (805) 318-
and their interests, more specifically focused wine events will be 6640 or go to www.BienNacidoEstate.com.
organized.

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Wine Country This Month >> LOS OLIVOS
Los Olivos
Olive Your Heart with Rancho Olivos
Fresh Local Olive Oil
Your heart deserves some TLC, and what better way to treat it
than tasting fresh locally produced extra virgin olive oil!
Surrounded by olive groves, just off Highway 154, about three
minutes from downtown Los Olivos, is Rancho Olivos:
and 5 flavored oils: Garlic, Meyer Lemon, Garlic-Rosemary, Meyer
The Place Where you go to Buy 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Lemon Basil and Jalapeno. Once you visit and taste, you will never
Shannon Casey, a serious foodie and cook, is dedicated to
think of olive oil in the same way again.
promoting locally grown, sustainably farmed products. With her
husband, John Copeland, their blended interests led them to But WaitTheres More!
the Santa Ynez valley, where for the past 10 years, they have been The farm stand also sells locally gathered wonderful raw honey
producing 100% extra virgin olive oil, along with other farm stand with the best flavors you can imagine. Organic and unfiltered,
produce. depending on the season, you may select from orange blossom,
This Is Not Your Store Bought Olive Oil. sage blossom, Santa Barbara county wild flower and alfalfa
Spring is a great time to visit the farm. These fresh olive oils pair blossom.
wonderfully with spring vegetables such as asparagus, baby lettuces, When visiting the farm stand, dont miss the opportunity to chat
and english peas. And, there is no cost to sample their large variety with John and Shannon, you will be drawn by their passion and
of fresh extra virgin olive oils! friendliness, leave with a wonderful taste, and selection of unique
Fresh local olive oil not only tastes fabulous, but it is wonderful produce and products. You may also want to pick up Shannons
heart healthy fat. Consuming fresh olive oil will help lower your
new cookbook: Recipes from Shannons Kitchen. Learn to cook just
bad cholesterol and boost your cholesterol, by helping to keep you
about everything, with olive oilRancho Olivos olive oil of course!
arteries clear of plaque. And it is also delicious!
Rancho Olivos is located at 2390 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez.
Rancho Olivos farm 7 acres of Italian, Spanish and Mission olive
trees. Unlike many imported olive oils, which may be diluted or They are open Mon.Thurs.: Noon4pm. Fri.Sun.: 11am4pm.
have additives, Rancho Olivos oils are 100% pure, fresh virgin olive For more information call (805) 686-9653. The website never
oil-and the test is in the taste! Currently there are 2 varietal oils closes, www.ranchoolivos.com!

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Wine Country This Month >> LOMPOC
Lompoc
Zotovich Estate Vineyard & Winery
Zotovich Estate Vineyard & Winery
may be a small, family- run entity,
but its handcrafted wines produce big
results. Wine critic Antonio Galloni gave
both Zotovichs 2013 Pinot Noir and
Chardonnay 93 points, with the 2013
Syrah receiving a 95.
The road to success wasnt easy
however. Steve Zotovich said that he
didnt walk into a ready-made and
profitable vineyard. When he first
bought the vineyard in 2004, it needed a
lot of work. The weeds in the vineyard
were taller than the vines, he said. He
removed a grove of eucalyptus, and excellence . Ratings by reviewers like Stephen Tanzer, Robert Parker
made many other improvements. We started out grassroots to get and Antonio Galloni show that critics as well as consumers find
to where we are today, Zotovich said. their varietals noteworthy.
He credits his winemaking team, now headed by Dan Schuler- The Zotovich tasting room is located at 300 North 12th Street,
Jones with emphasizing the production of serious wines. The Suite 1D, Lompoc. The tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5
current winemaking focuses on showcasing the incredible quality p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call (805) 736-1600
of the grapes from Zotovich Vineyard and constantly striving for or email info@zotovichvineyards.com.

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1509 E Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc 300 North 12th Street, Unit 1D, Lompoc
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Friday Sunday 12-5pm Friday Sunday10am-4pm
Their family name, LaMontagne, meaning the Mountain, A family owned and operated boutique winery.
appropriately describes their quest to produce wines of We grow, produce and bottle estate Syrah, Chardonnay and Pinot
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Buellton
BUELTON, Eat, Stay & Play
Buellton, nestled in the Sta. Rita Hills, has become a destination In addition to the open fire BBQ, Buellton also offers farm to table
in and of itself. Showcasing its unique wine industry, farm to cuisine, taproom favorites, delectable tapas and fabulous seafood.
table cuisine, craft beer industry and overnight accommodations, Stay: Buellton offers a variety of lodging to suit all budgets. Find
Buellton has something for everyone. yourself relaxing in a cottage or cabin, take in the surrounding
Upon arrival, be sure to stop by the Buellton Visitors Bureau scenery from your safari tent (designed like a five star hotel room.)
(www.visitbuellton.com) at 597 Avenue of Flags, #101 where Play: What good is the idyllic climate and the surrounding
beauty of the Valley if you dont get out and enjoy it? Buellton
youll receive concierge service from the helpful staff. Allow
offers amazing views of the Sta. Rita Hills, which are lined with
them to help you plan your visit with suggestions tailored to your
rolling vineyards and wineries. Cycling is a welcome sport in the
interests and learn more about Buelltons hidden gems.
Valley and the country roads make for a breathtaking ride. If
Eat: With over 30 restaurants to choose from, Buellton museums, eclectic art, historical artifacts and vintage automotive
caters to all tastes. The Hitching Post II, famous from the movie collections are more to your liking, youll find those in Buellton
Sideways, remains at the top of the list for locals and visitors alike. too. A nine hole, par three golf course sits in the center of town.
Love gardening? Take a stroll through the Santa Ynez Valley
Botanic Garden located at River View Park.
Buelltons unique collection of boutique wineries offers a
memorable experience when wine tasting in the Valley and often
you will be entertained by live performances in the winery from
up and coming musicians. Meet the winemakers, taste amongst
the barrels and be one with the process. Whether you enjoy the
wine, craft beer or spirits, the vibe in Buellton is real and youre
invited to Eat, Stay & Play!

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Wine Country This Month >> BUELLTON

MOSBY
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Wine Country This Month >> SOLVANG/STA. YNEZ

Carivints Winery
With a tagline of Blending Wine with Philanthropy, you
know theres something different about Carivints Winery in
Solvang. The winerys name comes from the Latin words Caritas
and Vin. Caritas means charity/philanthropy, and Vin means wine,
of course. Blend the two together and you get Carivints.
The winerys labels are all beautiful paintings of animals and
other wildlife, and profits from sales as well as fundraising events
are donated to various local and national animal rescue groups.
But dont let the beautiful labels and charitable aspects fool you;
the wine is definitely the focus here. Over the years, the wines
have collected many awards and the 2012 Merlot received 91
points and a Cellar Selection from Wine Enthusiast.

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shares wine knowledge with their guests to educate them on the
Happy Hour Monday through Friday 3-7 Select Wines $5.00 a glass
basics. A chalkboard tells the essentialssee, swirl, sniff, sip and
savor. They diverge from traditional tasting rooms in everything
from the unpretentious wine-speak to the amenities: theres stools
and chairs so you wont have to stand, board and card games,
and they always have dog treats and a kid area. When we were
planning the tasting room we asked ourselves what has stopped
us from going wine tasting in the past? It was that we had kids
who would not sit still in a tasting room, or we couldnt take Varied Sampler &
our dog, or that it was stuffy, says Fleet Hamilton, Owner and Dessert Flights by Season
Winemaker. We wanted a place where we would want to hang out. 343 Refugio Road
Santa Ynez, CA
Another unique feature youll notice are the games, videos Open M-F 11-5
and toys they have provided for children. Kids in a tasting Sat-Sun 10-5
room? Absolutely! Carivints doesnt want the fact that you have
children to stop you from having a good time, so theyve provided
the entertainment for them while you sip on some Merlot. So
bring the kids and your furry friends and visit Carivints Winery,
Monday through Friday 12:00 to 7:00 pm. and Saturday through www.kalyrawinery.com | 805-693-8864
Groups of 6 or more require reservations
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Santa Barbara Wineries

Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend April 2023


In its 35th year, the Santa Barbara Vintners New Release Spring optional lunch, with a wine maker panel moderated by renowned
Weekend is four days of wine, food and fun throughout Santa wine writer, Elaine Brown.
Barbara Wine Country Thursday, April 20 - Sunday, April 23, Join us on Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m, for the Big Bottle
2017. Bash at K'Syrah, a new special event venue in downtown Solvang,
The highlight of the weekend is the Festival Grand Tasting featuring large format wines brought by guests and winery
on Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m (Early Entry and representatives paired with a delicious family style dinner. In the
Connoisseurs Club at 12:00 p.m.) at the beautiful River View style of a La Paulee, guests are invited to bring their own bottles to
Park in Buellton, the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country. Enjoy share with fellow guests.
new release wines from participating member wineries; food Want to visit up to twelve tasting rooms on an all-inclusive
sampling from more than twenty food purveyors; live music; wine tasting pass? Get a Vintners Visa Wine Country Tasting Pass
wine and culinary demonstrations; local artisans; silent auction; for unique and complimentary offerings at your choice of twelve
and free parking all included in the ticket price. An upgraded participating tasting rooms from Thursday - Sunday. Typically 25 -
Early Entry ticket is available for a special price or experience our 40 wineries and tasting rooms participate in this program.
Connoisseurs Club for a more intimate festival experience. Throughout the four day weekend many wineries host their
The Saturday morning Santa Barbara Wine Seminar from own events, including open houses, winemaker dinners, library
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Ventura County
Four Brix Winery
A Gem in Ventura Valley, Gary and Karen Stewart have established a wonderful, warm
Three wine-loving couples one day decided to make wine their getaway where you can sit, relax, enjoy wonderful wines, and pair
livelihood as well as their love. We had a few glasses one night and the them with a variety of mouthwatering flatbread pizzas or a gourmet
next day it was, oh my god, we have a business! jokes Karen Stewart, build your own cheese platter.
C.O.O. of Four Brix. Her husband, Gary Stewart, is the winemaker, Big News: A recent expansion, a doubling in size- not only allows
along with their good friends, are the heart of blending sessions. We for most wine making space, it also created a place to host special
feel the six of us are representative of our varied customer base. We all private and public events. Seating up to 160 guests is now an option.
have different tastes and tasting abilities, says Karen.
Blending is big at Four Brix, as most of the bottlings are A Tribute to Excellence
Bordeaux, Rhone or Italian blends. The four in its name relates The 6 owners started as so many garagistes have, as home
to the four regions that reflect its bottlings: Italy, France, Spain and winemakers. Their success is evident from their loyal following,
California. Begun in 2008, the winery is located in Ventura, south growing from a 750 case producer in 2011 to about 1500 cases
of Santa Barbara. today. The Stewarts and partners are dedicated not only to making
quality wines, but to telling a story at the same time.
Tasting Room & Event Space Believing California has the best and most diverse terroir,
What a delight! may be the first words you say as you enter growing the best grapes in the world,they source over a dozen
the inviting tasting room of Four Brix Winery, in Ventura. Less varietals from different AVAs, such as Sonoma, Santa Ynez, Paso
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Cantara Cellars (805) 484-9600


126 North Wood Road, #104,Camarillo
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Four Brix Winery (805) 256-6006


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

Herzog Wine Cellars (805) 983-1560


3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard
Sun-Thu 10:30am-9pm, Fri 10:30am-4pm 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Magnavino Cellars (805) 983-2500


961 North Rice Ave, #5, Oxnard
Most Fridays 5-8pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

Panaro Brothers Winery (805) 654-1577


4517 Market St, #7, Ventura
Thu 3-9pm, Fri 3-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

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parties, wine & cheese pairing or any number of special events. For Cantara Cellars is a local winery and tasting room producing a wide
a great experience in a warm, intimate setting, dont delay visiting selection of award-winning red and white wines. Located in the in the heart of Ventura County, theyre just a short
Four Brix Winery. Its about wine, food, friends and fun. 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
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specializing in internationally-inspired wine blends. HERZOG WINE CELLARS
They produce wines based upon their favorite grape growing regions: 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard
Italy, France, Spain and California. The word brix is a term for SundayThursday 10:30am-9pm, Friday 10:30am-4pm
measurement of sugar in grapes; therefore, Four Brix equal four sweet spots for great wine! (805) 983-1560 | www.herzogwinecellars.com
With a total production around 2,500 cases, these wines are very limited and in high demand.
Discover nationally awarded local wines, a luxurious tasting bar,
private tasting rooms and a gift boutique. Treat yourself to 5-star
PANARO BROTHERS WINERY dining within the winery at Tierra Sur, Ventura Countys highest rated
4517 Market Street, #7, Ventura restaurant.
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>> Wine Country This Month

PASO ROBLES AREA WINERIES Doce Robles 2023 Twelve Oaks Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-4766 Open daily 10-5:30

Aaron Wines 3050 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-369-2037 Fri-Sun 11-5:30 DOMAINE DEGHER 8650 Centra Road, Paso Robles; 805-296-2562 Open by appointment only
Adelaida Cellars 5805 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-8980 Open daily 10-5 Donati Family Vineyard 2720 Oak View Road, Templeton; 805-238-0676 Open daily 10-5
Alta Colina 2725 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-4191 Thu-Sun 11-5 Donatoni Winery 3225 Township Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-0620 Sat-Sun 12-5 or by Appt
AmByth Estate 510 Sequoia Lane, Templeton; 805-305-9497 Open by appointment only Dover Canyon Winery 4520 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-0101 Thu-Sun 11-5
Dubost Winery 9988 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8463 Fri-Sun 11-5
ANCIENT PEAKS WINERY 22720 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita; 805-365-7045 Thu-Mon 11-5:30 Dunning Vineyards Estate 1953 Niderer Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-4763 Thu-Mon 11-5
ANGLIM 740 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-227-6813 Thu-Mon 11-6 or by Appt Tooth and Nail Winery 3090 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-369-6100 Wed-Mon 11-6
AronHill Vineyards 3745 W. Hwy 46, Templeton; 805-434-3066 Open daily 11-5 EBERLE WINERY 3810 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-238-9607 Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-6
ARROYO ROBLES 1240 Park Street, Paso Robles; 877-759-WINE Open daily 11-7 Complimentary Tasting and Cave Tours Gourmet Picnic Lunch VIP Tour, Tasting &Cheese Plate $35
ASUNCION RIDGE 725 12th Street, Paso Robles; 805-237-3780 Open daily 12:30-6, Fri-Sat until 8 cluse Wines 1520 Kiler Canyon Road; Paso Robles; 805-238-4998 Fri-Sun 11-4
August Ridge 8790 E. Highway 41, Creston; 805-239-2455 Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5 Enfold Wines 855 Windwood Road, Paso Robles; 805 239-2856 Open by appointment only
B & E Vineyards 6950 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-286-5835 Fri-Sun 11-5 or by Appt EOS 2300 Airport Road, Paso Robles; 805-591-8050 Open daily 10-5
Barr Estate Winery 6950 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-286-5835 Fri-Sun 11-5 or by Appt General Tasting $10 Private Tasting $15 Private Seated Tasting & Lunch $35
Barrel 27 Wine Co 3525 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1245 Open daily 11-5 Private Seated Tasting & Buffet Style Lunch $45
Bassetti Vineyards 1191 North Green Valley Road, Cambria; 805-927-1925 Open by appointment only Epoch Estate Wines 7505 York Mountain Road, Templeton; 805-237-7575 Open daily 11-4
Bella Luna 1850 Templeton Road, Templeton; 805-434-5477 Fri-Mon 10-5 FS Cellars 1337 Vendels Circle, Paso Robles; 805-226-8989 Thu-Sun 11-6
Bianchi Winery 3380 Branch Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9922 Open daily 10-5 Falcon Nest Winery 5185 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-0227 Open daily 10-7:30
Black Hand Cellars 766 Main Street, Suite B, Cambria; 805-927-9463 Open daily 11-5 Field Recording 460 Marquita Ave, Paso Robles; 805-503-9660 Daily 11-5
First Crush Winemaking 2975 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-434-2772 By appointment only
BODEGAS PASO ROBLES 729 13th Street, Paso Robles; 805-237-3780 Open daily 12:30-6, Fri-Sat to 8 Four Lanterns Winery 2485 West Hwy 46, Paso Robles; 949-300-5437 Thu-Mon 11-5, Tue-Wed by Appt
Bon Niche Cellars 2627 Golden Eagle Way, San Miguel; 805-286-7798 Open by appointment only Four Sisters Ranch 2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel; 805-467-2417 Thu-Sun 11-5
Booker Vineyard 2640 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-7367 Thu-Sun 11-5 Fratelli Perata 1595 Arbor Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-2809 Open by appointment only
Brecon Estate 7450 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-239-2200 Open daily 11-5
FROLICKING FROG 739 12th Street, Paso Robles; 805-466-0779 Thu-Sat 12-5
Brian Benson Cellars 2915 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-296-9463 Fri-Sun 11-5
Frolicking Frog 14490 San Miguel Road, Atascadero; 805-466-0779 Open by appointment only
Brochelle Vineyards 2323 Tuley Court #130, Paso Robles; 805-237-4410 Ext, 1 Fri-Sun 11-5
Gelfand Vineyards 5530 Dresser Ranch Place; Paso Robles; 805-239-5808 Open by appointment only
Brochelle Vineyards 6996 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-4410 Ext. 2 Open daily 11-5
Giornata Wines 470 Marquita Ave, Paso Robles; 805-434-3075 Open by appointment only
BROKEN EARTH 5625 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-239-2562 Open daily 10-5 Glunz Family 8331 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-238-1400 Open daily 10-6
Burbank Ranch 5685 El Pomar Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-0631 Fri 12-5, Sat & Sun 11-5 Graveyard Vineyards 6990 Estrella Road, San Miguel; 805 467-2043 Thu-Mon 11-5
CALCAREOUS VINEYARD 3430 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-0289 Open daily11-5 GreMark Vineyards 5325 Rancho La Loma Linda, Paso Robles; 805-237-0154 Open by appointment only
General Tasting $10 VIP Wine Tasting & Tour $35 Food & Wine Pairing Grey Wolf Cellars 2174 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805-237-0771 Open daily 11-5:30
Caliza Winery 2570 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1480 Thu-Sun 11-4:30 or by Appt GRIZZLY REPUBLIC WINES 840 13th Street, Paso Robles; 678-372-7288 Daily 12:30-6, Fri-Sun to 7
Caparone Winery 2280 San Marcos Road, Paso Robles; 805-467-3827 Open daily 11-5, Closed Wed Halter Ranch Vineyard 8910 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9455 Open daily 11-5
Carina Cellars 3525 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-252-0860 Fri-Mon 11-5
Carmody McKnight Estate Wines 11240 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-9392 Open daily 10-5
HAMMERSKY VINEYARDS 7725 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-239-0930 Thu-Sun 11-5
Hansen Vineyard 5575 El Pomar Drive, Templeton; 805-239-8412 Fri-Sun 11-5
Cass Vineyards 7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-1730 Open daily 11-5 Harmony Cellars 3255 Harmony Valley Road, Harmony; 805-927-1625 Sumer 10-5:30, Winter 10-5
CASTORO CELLARS 1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton; 805-238-0725 Open daily 10-5:30 Hearst Ranch 442 SLO San Simeon Road, San Simeon; 805-927-4100 Open daily 11-5
General Tasting $5 Disc Golf Course $5 Hearthstone Vineyard 5070 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-2544 Thu-Mon 11-5
Herman Story Wines 1227 Paso Robles Strett, Paso Robles; 805-237-2400 Thu-Sun 11-4 or by Appt
Cayucos Cellars 131 N Ocean Avenue, Cayucos; 805-995-3036 Open daily 11-5:30, Closed Tue
Hidden Oak 4671 South El Pomar, Templeton; 805-237-9315 Fri-Sun 11-5
Cellar 360 7000 Hwy 46E, Paso Robles; 805-226-7133 Fri-Sun 10-5 or by Appt Hope Family Wines 1585 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-4112 Thu-Mon 10-4
Cerro Prieto 3432 Los Tablas Willow Creek Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8448 Open by appointment only Hug Cellars 2323 Tuley Road, Paso Robles; 805-226- 8022 Tues & Wed by appt., Thu-Mon 11-5
Changala Winery 3770 Willow Creek Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9060 Fri-Mon 11-5
HUNT CELLARS 2875 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1600 Open daily 10:30-5:30
CHATEAU LETTAU 840 13th Street, Suite G, Paso Robles; 805-238-6800 Thu-Mon 1-7,Fri-Sat 1-8 J&J Cellars 2850 Ranchita Canyon, San Miguel; 805-467-2891 Fri-Sun 11-5
Chateau Margene 4385 La Panza Road, Creston; 805-238-2321 Fri-Mon 11-5 J Dusi Wines 1401 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805 226-2034 Open daily 11-5
Chateau Margene 845 Embarcadero, Unit G, Morro Bay; 805-225-1235 Open daily 12-7
Chronic Cellars 2020 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-7848 Open daily 11:30-5:30 J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES 6169 Airport Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-8900 Open daily 10-5
Cinquain Cellars 6404 Independence Ranch Place, San Miguel; 805-400-5978 Open by appointment only Jack Creek Cellars 5265 Jack Creek Road, Templeton; 805-226-8283 Thu-Mon by Appt only
Clautiere Vineyard 1340 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-3789 Thu-Mon 11-5 Jada Winery 5620 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-226-4200 Open daily 11-4:45
Clavo Cellars 315 South Main Strett, Templeton; 805-226-0174 Open daily 12-5 Justin Winery 11680 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-6932 Open daily 10-5
Clayhouse Wines 2180 W Centre St, Shandon; 805-238-7055 Open by appointment only
Kaleidos 3770 Willow Creek, Paso Robles; 805-226-0828 Fri-Sun 11-5
Kiamie Wine Cellars 9750 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8333 Open daily 11-5
Clos Solene Wines 3050 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-296-0478 Open by appointment only
Kukkula 9515 Chimney Rock Road, Templeton; 805 227-0111 Fri-Sun 11-5
Croad Vineyards 3550 Vinedo Robles Lane, Paso Robles; 805-226-9899 Thu-Mon 11-5 LAventure Winery 2815 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-1588 Thu-Sun 11-4 or by Appt
Cypher Winery 3750 Hwy 46 West, Templeton; 805-237-0055 Open daily 11-6 Lago Giuseppe 8345 Green Valley Road, 46W, Templeton; 805-237-7300 Open by appointment only
DANBINO CELLARS 710 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-227-6800 Thu-Mon 11-6 Laraneta Vineyards 2602 Templeton Road, Templeton; 805-434-5090 Open by appointment only
Daou Vineyards 2777 Hidden Mountain Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-5460 Open daily 11-5 Law Estate Wines 3885 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9200 Open daily 10-4 by Appt only
Dark Star Cellars 2915 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-296-9463 Open daily 10-5 LDT CELLARS 831 13 th Street, Paso Robles; 805-712-8883 Mon, Wed, Thu 11:30-6, Fri-Sun 11-8
Denner Vineyards & Winery 5414 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-239-4287 Open by appointment only Le Cuvier 3333 Vine Hill Lane, Paso Robles; 800-549-4764 Open daily 11-5
DERBY WINE ESTATES 525 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles; 805-238-6300 Open daily 11-6 LE VIGNE WINERY 5115 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-4000 Sun-Thu 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6
Reserve Tasting $10 Cheese or Chocolate Flight $15
DIABLO PAS0 827 13th Street, Paso Robles; 805-975-6185 Sun & Mon 11:30-6; Thurs 11:45-8, Fri-Sat 11:45-10 Private VIP Tour with Barrel Tasting & Cheese Pairing $35

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Linne Calodo 3030 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-0797 Open by appointment only San Marcos Creek 7750 North Hwy 101, Paso Robles; 805-467-9260 Open daily 11-5
Locatelli 8585 Cross Canyons Road, San Miguel; 805-467-0067 Fri-Sun 1l-4 Sarzotti Winery 180 Bella Ranch Road, Templeton; 805-226-2022 Thu-Sun 11-5 or by Appt
Loma Linda Vineyards 5155 Rancho La Loma Linda Drive, Paso Robles; 805-227-7172 Open by appointment only Sculpterra Winery 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-8881 Open daily 10-5
Lone Madrone 5800 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-0845 Open daily 10:30-5
SEVEN OXEN 1313 Park Street, Paso Robles; 805-704-0959 Thurs-Sat 12-5, Sun 11-4
LXV WINE LOUNGE 1306-B Pine Street, Paso Robles; 530-763-3821 Thu-Sun 1-7 Sextant Wines 2324 Hwy 46W, Paso Robles; 805-542-0133 Open daily 10-5
McPrice 3525 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1245 Open daily 11-5 Shadow Run Vineyard 2720 La Panza Road, Creston; 805-227-0554 Fri-Sun 10:30-5
Maloy ONeill 5725 Union Road, Paso Roble; 805-238-6430 Open daily 10-5 Shale Oak Winery 3235 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-4800 Open daily 10-5
MICHAEL GILL CELLARS 4125 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-1668 Fri-Sun 11-5 Sharps Hill 835 12th Street (Poured at Vinoteca), Paso Robles; 805-227-7154 Mon-Thu 4-9, Fri-Sat 4-11
Midnight Cellars 2925 Anderson Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-890 Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-5:30 Stacked Stone Cellars 1525 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-7872 Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5
Minassian-Young 4045 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-7571 Thu-Mon 11-5 Stanger Vineyards 7970 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-0621 Open daily 11-5
Mitchella Vineyard 2525 Mitchella Ranch Way, Paso Robles; 805-239-8555 Thu-Sun 12-5 or by Appt Stanger Vineyards 5225 Hwy 41 (at Creston Road), Creston; 805-238-4777 Sat-Sun 11-5
Mondo Cellars 3260 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles; 805-226-2925 Open daily 11-6 Starr-Ranch Winery 9320 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles; 805 227-0144 Open by appointment only
Moonstone Cellars 801 Main Street, Suite, Cambria; 805-927-9466 Open daily 11-5 Steinbeck 5940 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-1854 Thu-Mon 11-5
Nadeau Family Vintners 3860 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-3574 Fri-Sun 11-5 Still Waters Vineyards 2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles; 805-237-9231 Thu-Mon 11-5
Nicora Winery 2945 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-400-0039 By appointment only Summerwood Winery 2175 Arbor Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-1365 Open daily 10-5, Sat-Sun until 6
Niner Wine Estates 2400 Highway 46 West, Paso Robles;805-239-2233 Open daily 10-5 Tablas Creek 9339 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-1231 Open daily 10-5

OPOLO VINEYARDS 7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-9593 Open daily 10-5 TACKITT FAMILY 6640 Von Dollen Road, San Miguel; 805 467-9490 Fri-Sun 12-5
General Tasting $10 Food & Wine Pairing Terry Hoage 870 Arbor Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-2083 Thu-Mon 11-4
ONX Winery 2910 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-434-5607 Thu-Mon 10-4 Thacher Winery 8355 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-0087 Thu-Mon 11-5 or by Appt
Oso Libre Winery 7383 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-3378 Wed-Mon 11-5 Tobin James Cellars 8950 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-2204 Open daily 10-6
Tolo Cellars 9750 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-2282 Thu-Mon 11-5 or by Appt
PARRISH FAMILY 1220 Park Street, Paso Robles; 805-286-4028 Thu-Mon 1-6:30, Fri-Sat 1-7:30
Treana Winery 1585 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-4112 Thu-Mon 10-4
PASOLIVO 1229 Park Street, Paso Robles; 805-226-8800 Thu-Mon 10-6 Turley Wine Cellars 2900 Vineyard Drive, Templeton; 805-434-1030 Open daily 9-5
8530 Vineyard Dr., Paso Robles; 805-227-0186 Open daily 11-5 Twilight Cellars 110 Orchard Hill Road, San Juan Bautista; 805-238-7143 Thu-Sun 11-5
PASO PORT WINE CO. 95 Booker Road, Templeton; 805-239-2229 Thu-Mon 11-5 Venteux Vineyards 1795 Las Tablas Road, Templeton; 805-369-0127 Open daily 10-5
Paso Robles Wine Club 800 Pine St, Suite 101, Paso Robles; 866-238-6400 Open daily 10-6 Via Vega Vineyard & Winery 2378 Adobe Road, Paso Robles; 805-423-2190 Fri-Sat 11-4, Sun 11-2, or by Appt
Paso Underground 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-237-0799 Fri-Sat 1-7, Sun 1-5, or by Appt Victor Hugo Winery 2850 El Pomar Drive, Templeton; 805-434-1128 Open by appointment only
Villicana Winery 2725 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-9456 Thu-Sun 11-5
PEACHY CANYON WINERY 1480 North Bethel Road, Templeton; 805-239-1918 Open daily 10-5:30 Villa Creek Cellars 5995 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-7145 Fri-Sun 11-5 or by Appt
General Tasting $10
Villa San-Juliette 6385 Cross Canyon Road, San Miguel; 805-550-0522 Thu-Mon 11-5, Tue-Wed by Appt
Pear Valley 4900 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-2861 Open daily 11-5
PELLETIERE ESTATE 3280 Township Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-9432 Thu-Mon 11-5, Tue-Wed by Appt
VINA ROBLES 3700 Mill Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-4812 Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-6
Estate Tasting $7 Reserve Tasting $10 Private Wine & Chocolate Experience $20
Penman Springs 1985 Penman Springs Drive, Paso Robles; 805-237-7959 Thu-Sun 11-5
Private Wine & Cheese Experience $20 Gourmet Lunch Tasting $35 Charcuterie Plate $30
Per Cazo Cellars 5325 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805 227-4949 Open by appointment only
Vines on the Marycrest 5050 Mustard Creek Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-0378 Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 10-4
PIANETTA 829 13th Street, Paso Robles; 805-226-4005 Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 11-7 Vino Vargas 950 Indian Dune Road, San Miguel, ; 805-369-1440 By appointment: 10-5pm
Pipestone 2040 Niderer Road, Paso Robles; 805-227-6385 Thu-Mon 11-5 Vintage Cowboy 10 East Pozo Road, Santa Margarita; 805-286-7172 Sat-Sun 11-5
Pithy Little Wine Co. 1244 Pine Street, Suite B, Paso Robles; 805-546-1059 Mon-Fri 12-6, Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5 Vista Del Rey 7340 Drake Road, Paso Robles; 805-467-2138 Open most Sundays 11-5 or by Appt
Poalillo Vineyards 7970 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-238-0621 Open daily 11-5 Westberg Cellars 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-238-9321 Fri-Sun 12-3
Pomar Junction 5036 South El Pomar Drive, Templeton; 805-238-9940 Open daily 11-5 Whalebone Vineyard 8325 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles 805-239-9020 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5:30
Powell Mountain Cellars 3050 Blue Rock Rd, Paso Robles; 805-434-8097 Open Fri 12-5, Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4 or by appt. Wild Coyote Winery 3775 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles; 805-610-1311 Open daily 11-5
Proulx 5424 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles; 805-226-2800 Thu-Mon 11-5
WILD HORSE WINERY 1437 Wild Horse Winery Court, Templeton; 805-434-2541 Open daily 11-5
RABBIT HOLE 1244 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-286-4692 Open daily 11-6, weekends open late General Tasting $5 A Grape to Glass Experience $15
Rabbit Ridge 1172 San Marcos Road, Paso Robles; 805-467-3331 Thu-Sun 11-5 Windward Vineyard 1380 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-2565 Open daily 10:30-5
Ranchero Cellars 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles; 805-423-3765 Open Fri & Sat 1-7, Sun 1-5 Zenaida Cellars 1550 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805-227-0382 Open daily 11-5
Ranchita Canyon Vineyard 3439 Ranchita Canyon Road, San Miguel; 805 467-9448 Fri-Mon 11-5 ZinAlley 3730 Hwy 46 West, Templeton; 805-238-0959 Fri-Sun 11-5
Rangeland Wines 10425 Klau Mine Road, Paso Robles; 805-674-9232 Open by appointment only
Rendarrio Vineyards 2323 Tuley Court, Suite 110, Paso Robles; 805-610-7659 Fri-Sun 11-5 SAN LUIS OBISPO WINERIES
RED SOLES 3230 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles; 805-226-9898 Open daily 11-5 ALAPAY CELLARS 415 First Street, Avila Beach; 805-595-2632 Open daily 10:30-6
Rio Seco 4295 Union Road, Paso Robles; 805-237-8884 Open daily 11-5 General Tasting $10
RiverStar Vineyards 7450 Estrella Road, San Miguel; 805-467-0086 Thu-Mon 11-5 Autry Cellars 5450 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-546-8669 Open daily 11-5
RN Estate Winery 7986 North River Road, Paso Robles; 805-610-9802 Open by appointment only
BAILEYANA, TANGENT & MYTH TASTING ROOM
ROBERT HALL WINERY 3443 Mill Road, Paso Robles; 805-239-1616 Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-6 5828 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-269-8200 Open daily 10-5
Rockin R Wine 8500 Union Road, Suite C, Paso Robles; 805-835-8529 Fri-Sun 11-5
Rocky Creek Cellars 8687 Apple Road, Templeton; 805-238-1919 Open daily 11-5 BARNWOOD WINE 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande; 888-809-VINE Open daily 11-5
Biddle Ranch Vineyard 2050 Biddle Ranch Rd, San Luis Obispo; 805-543-2399 Thu-Mon 11-5
ROTTA WINERY 250 Winery Road, Templeton; 805-237-0510 Open daily 10:30-5:30 BISHOPS PEAK 3031 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande; 805-489-0446 Open daily 10:30-4:30
General Tasting $10
Center of Effort Wine 2199 Corbett Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande; 805-782-9463 Open by appointment only
ROXO PORT CELLARS 6996 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles; 805-238-1600 Open daily 11-5 Cerro Caliente 831 A Via Esteban, San Luis Obispo; 805-544-2842 Fri-Sun 11-5
SAN ANTONIO WINERY 2610 Buena Vista, Paso Robles; 805-226-2600 Open daily 10-6 CHAMISAL VINEYARDS 7525 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-541-9463 Open daily 10-5
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Claiborne & Churchill 2649 Carpenter Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-544-4066 Open daily 11-5 LOS ALAMOS WINERIES
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 BEDFORD WINERY 448 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-344-2107 Open daily 11-5
Edna Valley Vineyard 2585 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-544-5855 Open daily 10-5 General Tasting $10
Filipponi Ranch Cellars 1800 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo; 805-903-3567 Sat-Sun 12-4
BELL STREET FARM 406 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-344-4609 Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun-Mon 11-5
Kelsey See Canyon 1947 See Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-595-9700 Open daily 11-5:30
Casa Dumetz Wines 388 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-344-1900 Thu 12-7, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-6
Kynsi Winery 2212 Corbett Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande;805-544-8461 Thu-Mon 11-5
Frequency Wines 488 Bell Street, Suite B, Los Alamos; 805-344-1222 Fri-Sun 12-6
LAETITIA VINEYARDS 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande; 805-481-1772 Open daily 11-5 Municipal Winemakers 423 Bell Street, Los Alamos; 805-931-6864 Fri-Sun 12-7
Luis Wine Bar 1021 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo; 805-762-4747 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 Tue-Wed 1:30-7, Thu-Sat 1:30-9 MARTIAN RANCH & VINEYARD 9110 Alisos Canyon Road, Los Alamos; 805-344-1804 Wed-Sun 11-5
Morovino 76 Landing Passage, Avila Beach; 805-627-1443
Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-6
LOS OLIVOS WINERIES
NADIA WINE 453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande; 805-481-1772 Open daily 11-5
Peloton Cellars 470 Front Street,Avilia Beach; 805-627-1080 Mon, Thu, Sat 12-6, Fri 12-8, Sun 11-4
Alexander & Wayne 2922 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-9665 Open daily 11-6
Phantom Rivers 211 East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande; 805-481-WINE Sun-Thu 12-5 , Fri 12-9, Sat 12-7 ANDREW MURRAY 2901 Grand Avenue, Suite A (Tasting Room), Los Olivos; 805-693-9644 Open daily 11-5
Piedra Creek Winery 6425 Mira Cielo Drive, San Luis Obispo; 805-541-1281 Open by appointment only General Tasting $12 Wine & Chocolate Flight $20
Sans Liege Wines 870 Price Street, Pismo Beach; 805-773-2770 Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8 Arthur Earl 2922 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-693-1771 Open daily 11-6
Saucelito Canyon 3080 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-543-2111 Open daily 10-5 Artiste 2948-E Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-686-2626 Open daily 11-5:30
Sextant Wines 1653 Old Price Cnyn Road, San Luis Obispo; 866-833-WINE Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10-5 Beckmen Vineyards 2670 Ontiveros Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-8664 Open daily 11-5
SINOR-LAVALLEE WINES 550 1st Street, Avila Beach; 805-459-9595 Thu-Mon 12-6 Bernat 2879 Grand Avenue (at Los Olivos Caf), Los Olivos; 805-794-5217 Open daily 11:30-8
with extended hours in the summer BIEN NACIDO 2963 Grand Avenue, Unit B, Los Olivos; 805-318-6640 Open Thu-Mon 11-5
STEPHEN ROSS WINE CELLARS 178 Suburban Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-594-1318 Thu-Sun 11-5 Bin 2860 2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-693-8537 Sun-Thu 11-7, Fri-Sat 11-8
TALLEY VINEYARDS 3031 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande; 805-489-0446 Open daily 10:30-4:30 Blair Fox Cellars 2902 San Marcos Avenue, Suite B, Los Olivos; 805-691-1678 Fri-Sun 12-5 or by Appt
Core Tasting Flight $10 Distinctive Menu Tasting Flight $18 Private Hosted Group Tasting of 7+ $15 Brander Vineyard 2401 Refugio Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-2455 Winter daily 11-4, Summer daily 10-5
Taste of the Valleys 911 Price Street, Pismo Beach; 805-773-8466 Sun-Thu 12-9, Fri-Sat 12-10 Brophy Clark Cellars 2905 Grand Avenue (at Los Olivos Tasting Room), Los Olivos; 805-929-4830 Open daily 11-5
Tolosa Winery 4910 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-782-0500 Open daily 11-5 Byron 2367 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-938-7365 Open daily 11-5
Wolff Vineyards 6238 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo; 805-781-0448 Open daily 11-5 Carhartt Vineyard 2990-A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-0685 Open daily 11-5
William James 911 Price Street (at Taste of the Valleys), Pismo Beach; 805-773-8466 Sun-Thu 12-9, Fri-Sat 12-10 Carina Cellars 2900-A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-2459 Open daily 11-5
Cinque Stelle 2982-Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-686-4101 Thu-Mon 11-5
SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON WINERIES Consilience 2923 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-691-1020 Open daily 11-5

ANDREW MURRAY 5249 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-696-9604 Open daily 10:30-5:30 COQUELICOT 2884 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-1500 Sun-Fri 11-5, Sat 10-5
Rhne Zone Flight $15 Grape to Glass Tour $18 (w/Chocolate Pairing add $8, w/Cheese Plate add $15) Daniel Gehrs Winery 2939 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 800-275-8138 Winter daily 10-5, Summer daily 10-6
Private Hosted Group Tasting of 8+ $15 Dreamcote Wine Co. 2933 San Marcos Avenue, #107, Los Olivos; 805-691-1200 Fri-Mon 11-5
Ca Del GreVino 400 East Clark Avenue, Orcutt; 805 937-6400 Tue-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-7 DRAGONETTE 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-693-0077 Thu-Mon 11-5
Cambria Estate Winery 5475 Chardonnay Lane, Santa Maria; 805-938-7318 Open daily 10-5
Epiphany Cellars 2974 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 866-354-9463 Open daily 11-5:30
Core Wine 145 South Gray Street, Suite 103, Orcutt; 805-937-1600 Mon & Wed-Sun 12-6
Evans Ranch 2901 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-0558 Open daily 10-5
COSTA DE ORO 1331 South Nicholson Avenue, Santa Maria; 805-937-1468 Daily 11-6, Fri until 8 Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company 2466 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Suite C; Los Olivos; 805-694-2252 Open daily 11-9
General Tasting $10 VIP Tasting $25 (Monday-Friday) Wine on Tap $7/Glass Friday Night Wine Down $12
J LUDLOW VINEYARD 2890 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-8989 Open daily 11-5
Cottonwood Canyon 3940 Dominion Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-8463 Thu-Mon 11-5, Closed: Tue & Wed
Kaena Wine 2890 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-451-6037 Open daily 11-5
Demetria 6701 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-686-2345 Open by appointment only
Lane Tanner Wines 2905 Grand Ave (at Los Olivos Tasting Room), Los Olivos; 805-688-7406 Open daily 11-5
Fess Parker 6200 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-1545 Open daily 10-5
FIRESTONE VINEYARD 5000 Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-3940 Open daily 11-5 LARNER VINEYARD & WINERY 2900 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-8148 Open daily 11-5
Featured Wine Flight $10 Reserve Wine Flight $15 Private Tasting Groups of 10+ $15 (w/Tour add $5) - Reservations required LOS OLIVOS TASTING ROOM 2905 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-7406 Open daily 11-5
Tours depart daily at 11:15am, 1:15pm & 3:15pm General Tasting $10
Foxen Vineyard 7200 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-4251 Open daily 11-4
Qup Wines 2963 Grand Avenue, Suite B, Los Olivos; 805-686-4200 Open daily 11-5
Golden Bear Wines 2115 South Blosser, Suite 114, Santa Maria; 805-623-5956 Open Wed-Sun 11-5
Refugio Ranch Vineyards 2990 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-5400 Thu-Mon 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6
Kenneth Volk Vineyards 5230 Tepusquet Road, Santa Maria; 805-938-7896 Thu-Mon 10:30-4:30, Tue-Wed by appt.
Koehler 5360 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-693-8384 Open daily 10-5
Saarloos & Sons 2971 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-1200 Open daily 11-6
La Fentre 2705 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Maria; 310-977-5615 Open by appointment only Samsara 2466 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-331-2292 Thu-Mon 11-5
Presquile Wine 5391 Presquile Drive, Santa Maria; 805-937-8110 Fri 11-6, Sat-Thu 11-5 Semler Malibu Family 2363 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-8105 Thu-Tue 11:30-5
Rancho Sisquoc 6600 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-934-4332 Mon-Thu 10-4, Fri-Sun 10-5 Stolpman Vineyards 2434 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-0400 Open daily 11-5
Riverbench Vineyards 6020 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-8340 Open daily 10-4 Tensley/Lea Wines 2900 Grand Avenue, Suite B, Los Olivos; 805-688-6761 Fri-Sun 11-5
Sagebrush Annies 4211 Hwy 33; Maricopa; 661-766-2319 Sat-Sun 11:30-5
Tercero Wines 2445 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Suite 104, Los Olivos; 805-245-9584 Thu-Mon 12-5
Sierra Madre Vineyard 2570 Prell Road, Santa Maria; 805-922-3100 Open by appointment only
Tantara Vineyard 4747 Ontiveros Lane, Santa Maria; 805-938-5051 Open by appointment only
Tessa Marie/ E&T Wines 2901-C Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-688-6081 Thu-Mon 11:30- 5
Tres Hermanas Winery 9660 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria; 805-937-8451 Open daily 10-5 TORETTI FAMILY 2933 San Marcos Avenue, Suite 101, Los Olivos; 805-688-8002 Thu-Mon 12-5:30
Wine Country 130 North Broadway Street, Suite A; Orcutt; 805-688-9339 Thu-Sat 1-8, Sun 1-6 Tre Anelli 2923 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-686-3000 Open daily 11-5
ZACA MESA WINERY 6905 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos; 805-688-9339 Open daily 10-4 Verdad & Ethan 2963-B Grand Avenue (at Qup Wines Tasting Room), Los Olivos; 805-686-4200 Open daily 11-5
General Tasting $10 Zinke Wine Co. 2366 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos; 805-691-9718 Open daily 11-5

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Alma Rosa 181-C Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-691-9395 Open daily 11-4
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Ampelos Cellars 312 No 9th St, Lompoc; 805-736-9957
Arcadian Winery 1515 E Chestnut Ave, Ste B, Lompoc; 805-737-3900
Artisan Uprising 1505 E Chestnut Ct, Ste. E, Lompoc; 805-208-7206
Thu-Sun 11-5
Thu-Fri 1-4pm, Sat-Sun 12-4
Thu-Mon 11-5
Brews & Spirits
Ave Winery 300 No 12th St. Suite 4C, Lompoc; 805-430-5685 Fri-Sun 12-5 SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
Babcock Winery 5175 E Hwy 246, Lompoc; 805-736-1455 Winter daily 10:30-4, Summer daily 10:30-5
Bratcher Winery 1515-B E. Chestnut Ave, Lompoc; 805-737-3900 Fri-Sun 11-5 BREWING COMPANIES
Brewer-Clifton 329 No F St, Lompoc; 805-735-9184 Fri-Sun 11-4 927 Beer Company 821 Cornwall St, Cambria; 805-203-5265 Open daily 12-7
Clos Pepe 1505 E Chestnut Ave (at Taste of Sta. Rita Hills), Lompoc; 805-735-8774 Thu-Sun 11-5
Firestone Walker Brewing Co 1400 Ramada Dr, Paso Robles; 805-225.5911 Daily 11-6
Cold Heaven Cellars 92 Second St, Ste A, Buellton; 805-686-1343 Fri-Mon 12-5
(call ahead, may be closed for construction)
Conarium Wines 1591 E. Chestnut Ave., Lompoc; 202-257-2171 Fri-Sun 12-5
Crawford Family Wines 92 Second St, Stes G & H, Buellton; 805-698-3889 Fri-Sun 12-5, Weekdays by Appt Libertine Pub 1234 Broad St, San Luis Obispo; 805-548-2337 Tue-Wed 4-9, Thu 4-10, Fri-Sat 11-11, Sun 11-8
DAlfonso Curran 4457 Santa Rosa Rd, Lompoc; 805-739-WINE Open by appointment only Little Tree Brewing 191 S Oak Park Blvd #3, Grover Beach; 805-668-2038 Fri 3-10, Sat, 12-10, Sun 12-5
DVine 107 Ocean Ave, Lompoc; 805-735-8771 Tue-Thu 3-9, Fri-Sat 3-11 Bang the Drum Brewery 950 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo; 805-242-8372 Mon-Thu 2-10, Fri-Sat 12-12, Sun 12-10
Dierberg Estate/Star Lane 1280 Drum Canyon Rd, Lompoc; 866-652-8430 Open daily 11-5 BarrelHouse Brewing Company 3055 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-296-1128 Mon-Thu 2-8, Fri-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-8
De Su Propia 1591 E. Chestnut Ct, Ste A, Lompoc; 805-345-9355 Open by appointment only SLO Brew 855 Aerovista Place, San Luis Obispo; 805-543-1843 Opening Soon!
Fiddlehead Cellars 1597 E Chestnut Ave, Lompoc; 805-742-0204 Fri 12-5, Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4 Tap It Brewing Company 675 Clarion Ct, San Luis Obispo; 805-545-7702 Daily 12-8, Th-Sat 12-10
Flying Goat Cellars 1520 E Chestnut Ct, Unit A, Lompoc; 805-736-9032 Thu-Mon 11-4 Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company 462 E. Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, 474-8525 Sun-Wed 11-10, Thu-Sat 11-11
FOLEY ESTATES 6121 East Hwy 246, Lompoc; 805-737-6222 Open daily 10-5 DISTILLERIES
Estate Tasting $10 Wine & Cheese Pairing $40 Bethel Road Distillery 1266 N Bethel Rd, Templeton; 805-610-2178 Opening soon!
HELIX 140 Industrial Way; Buellton; 805-693-8864 Fri-Sun 12-5 Krobar Craft Distillery 2174 CA-46, Paso Robles; 805-467-9463 By appointment
Opolo Distillery 7110 Vineyard Dr, Paso Robles; 805-238-9593 Sun-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-5:30
HITCHING POST WINES 406 East Hwy 246 (at Hitching Post Restaurant), Buellton; 805-688-0676 Pendrays Distillery 95 Booker Rd,Templeton; 805-239.2229 Mon 11-4, Thu-Sun 11-5
Open daily from 4-9:30
Re:Find Handcrafted Spirits 2735 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles; 805-239-9456 Daily 11-5
Holus Bolus / Black Sheep Finds - 1500 E. Chestnut Ct., Lompoc; 805-637-1005 Sat-Sun 12-5 and by Appt.
Red Soles Stillhouse 3230 Oakdale Rd, Paso Robles; 805-226-9898 Daily 11-5
Huber Cellars 4892 Hapgood Rd, Lompoc;805-736-3854 Fri-Sat 11-5, Sun 11-4 & by Appt
Wine Shine 3064 Limestone Way, Paso Robles; 805-286-4453 Fri-Sun opens at 1
Jalama Wines 308 North 9th Street, Suite C; Lompoc; 805-735-8937 Fri-Sun 12-5 & by Appt
JCR Vineyard Jalama Caon Ranch, Lompoc Open by appointment only SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Ken Brown Wines 157 West Hwy 246, Buellton; 805-688-9400 Thu-Mon 11-4:30
Kessler-Haak 300N. 12th St. Ste 4D, Lompoc; 805-735-2283 Fri-Sun 12-5 BREWING COMPANIES
Lafond Vineyard 6855 Santa Rosa Rd, Buellton; 805-688-7921 Open daily 10-5 Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company 45 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-694-2252 Mon-Thu 1-9, Fri-Sun 11-9
LAMONTAGNE WINERY 1509 East Chesnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-291-6643 Fri-Sun 12-5 2446 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, 805-694-2252 Mon-Thu 1-9, Fri-Sun 11-9
La Vie Vnyds 308 No 9th St, Ste D, Lompoc; 805-291-2111 Fri-Sun 11-5 137 Anacapa Street, Suite F, Santa Barbara; 805-694-2252 Sun-Thu 11-11, Fri-Sat 11-12
Longoria Wines 415 E. Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 866-759-4637 Open daily 11-4:30 560 E. Betteravia Suite B, Santa Maria; 805-694-2252 Mon-Wed 11-9, Thu-Sat 11-11, Sun 10-9
LORING WINE CO. & CARGASACCHI 420 East Hwy 246, Buellton; 805-691-1300 Thu-Mon 10-4:45 Firestone Walker Brewing Company 620 Murray Ave, Buellton; 805-697-4777 Mon-Thu 2-7, Fri-Sat 11-8
Regular Tasting $10 Regular Tasting & Cookie Pairing $15 Hollister Brewing Company 6980 Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta; 805-968-2810 Daily 11-10
Reserve Single Vineyard Tasting $13 Reserve Single Vineyard Tasting &Cookie Pairing $18 Shanty Irish Brewing Co. 241 S. Broadway St., Orcutt; 805-934-3777 Mon-Thu 11:30-11:30, Fri-Sat 11:30-2am, Sun 11:30-11
Lutum Wines 300 N. 12th St. Unit 1-C, Lompoc; 805-345-6544 Open by appointment only Pure Order Brewing 41- N Quarantina St, Santa Barbara; 805-966-2881 Thu-Fri 3-7, Sat-Sun 12-7
Melville Vineyard 5185 East Hwy 246, Lompoc; 805-735-7030 Open daily 11-4 Santa Barbara Brewing Company 501 State St, Santa Barbara; 805-730-1040 Sun-Wed 11:30-11, Thu-Sat 11:30-2am
Montemar Wines 1501 E Chesnut Ct, Ste. E, Lompoc; 805-735-5000 Thurs & Sun 12-5, Fri & Sat 12-7 Solvang Brewing Company 1547 Mission Dr, Solvang; 805-688-2337 Daily 11am-2am
Moretti Wine Company/Taste of Sta Rita Hills 1595 E Chestnut Ave, Lompoc; 805-735-4400 Thu-Sun 11-5 Telegraph Brewing 418 N Salsipuedes St, Santa Barbara; 805-963-5018 Tue-Thu 3-9, Fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-7

MOSBY WINERY 9496 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton; 805-688-2415 Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10-5 DISTILLERIES
New Vineland/Pierdrassi 1501 E Chestnut Ave, Lompoc; 805-736-6784 Fri-Sun 12-5 Ascendant Spirits Inc. 37 Industrial Way, Suite 103, Buellton; 805-691-1000 Fri 4-8, Sat-Sun 1-7
Pali Wine Co. 1036 West Aviation Dr, Lompoc; 805 736-7200 Sat-Sun 11-4, Mon-Thu by Appt Cutlers Artisan Spirits 137 Anacapa Suite D, Santa Barbara; 805-845-4040 Thu 1-6, Fri-Sat 1-9, Sun 1-6
1501 EChestnut Ct, Ste. C, Lompoc ; 805-735-2354 Thu-Sun 11-6, Fri & Sat 12-7, Mon 11-2
Palmina 1520 E Chestnut Ct, Lompoc; 805-735-2030 Thu-Sat 11-5, Sun-Mon 11-4 VENTURA COUNTY
Piedrasassi Wine & Bread 1501-1503 E. Chestnut Ct, Ste A, Lompoc; 805-736-6784 Open by appointment only
BREWING COMPANIES
Point Concepcin Wines 1601 W Central Ave, Lompoc; 805-588-1545 Open by appointment only
Casa Agria Specialty Ales 701 N Del Norte Blvd #310, Oxnard; 805-485-1454 Thu-Fri 5-9, Sat 2-9, Sun 12-6
Samsara 1500 E. Chestnut Ct, Ste A, Lompoc; 805-331-2292 Fri-Sun 12-5
Five Threads Brewing Co 31133 Via Colinas, Westlake Village; 805-457-5990 Wed-Thu 3:20-10, Fri 3:30-11, Sat 11:30-11, Sun 1-6
Sanford Winery 5010 Santa Rosa Rd, Lompoc; 805-735-5900 Sun-Thu 11-4, Fri-Sat 11-5
Institution Ale Company 438 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo; 805-482-3777 Tue-Thu 4-10, Fri 1-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-6
Scott Cellars 316 North F St, Lompoc; 805-736-6161 Fri-Sun 12-5
Island Brewing Company 5049 6th St, Carpinteria; 805-745-8272 Mon-Thu 2-9, Fri 12-10, Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9
Stolpman Vynds 1700-B Industrial Way, Lompoc; 805-736-5000 Fri-Sun 11-4
Madewest Brewing Co. 1744 Donlon St, Ventura; 805-947-5002 Mon-Wed 3:30-9, Thu 3:30-10, Fri 1-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-7
Standing Sun Winery 92 2nd St, Ste D, Buellton; 805-691-9413 Thu-Mon 11-5 & by Appt
Poseidon Brewing Company 5777 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura; 805-477-0239 Tue-Thu 4-9, Fri 2-10, Sat 12-10, Sun 12-7
Sweeny Canyon Buellton; 805-688-2415 Open by appointment only Rincon Brewery 5065 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria; 805-684-6044 Sun-Thu 11-9:30, Fri-Sat 11-10
TERRAVANT 35 Industrial Way, Buellton; 805-686-4742 Open daily 11-9 Sundowner Brewery 30961 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village; 818 706-1807 Thu-Fri 4:30-9, Sat 2-9, Sun 2-6
Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 3-5pm Custom Wine Blending Live Music Thursday-Saturday Surf Brewery 4561 Market St, Ventura; 805-644-2739 Mon-Thu 4-9, Fri 1-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-7
Topa Topa Brewing Co. 104 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura; 805-628-9255 Mon-Thu 12-9, Fri-Sat 12-10, Sun 11-8
TASTE OF STA. RITA HILLS 1505 East Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc; 805-735-8774 Thu-Sun 11-5
Twisted Oak Tavern 30105 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills; 818-735-0091 Mon-Thu 11:30-10, Fri 11:30-1am, Sat 11-1am, Sun 11-10
Thorne Wines 35 Industrial Way (at Terravant The Winery Restaurant), Buellton; 805-693-1483 Open daily 11-9
Transcendence 313 North F St, Lompoc; 805-455-9589 Fri-Sun 12-5ish DISTILLERIES
Turiya Wines 313 North F St, Lompoc; 805-478-7016 Open by appointment only Birdview Distillery 167 N Aviador St, Ste D, Camarillo; 310-435-1930 By appointment Sat 11-5
Tyler Winery 300 North 12th S, Unit 4A, Lompoc; 805-741-7281 Fri-Sun 11-4
ZOTOVICH 300 North 12th Street, Suite 4B, Lompoc; 805-736-1600 Open daily 11-5

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SOLVANG WINERIES Margerum 32 El Paseo, Santa Barbara; 805-845-8435 Open daily 12-6
Municipal Winemakers 28 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-931-6864 Open daily 11-6
Baehner-Fournier Vineyard 1539-C Mission Drive (at Wandering Dog), Solvang; 805-688-7118 Mon-Thu 1-8, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8 Oreana Winery 205 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-962-5857 Open daily 11-5
Blackjack Ranch 2205 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-455-1412 Thu-Mon 11-5 Pali Wine Comapny 116 E. Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara; 805-560-PALI Mon-Thu 12-7pm, Fri 12-8, Sat 11-8, Sun 11-7
Buttonwood Winery 1500 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-688-3032 Open daily 11-5 Riverbench Winery 137 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-324-4100 Mon-Sun 11-6
Cali Love Wine 1651 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-688-1678 Mon 11-7, Tue-Thu 12-7, Fri 12-8, Sat 11-8, Sun 11-7 Sanford Winery 1114 State Street, #C, Santa Barbara; 805-770-7873 Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7, Tues by Appt.
CARIVINTAS WINERY 476 First Street, Solvang; 805-693-4331 Mon-Fri 12-7, Sat-Sun 11-7 Santa Barbara Winery 202 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-963-3633 Open daily 10-5
Dog & Kid Friendly Santa Barbara Wine Collective 131 Anacapa Street, #C, Santa Barbara; 805-456-2700 Tu-thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7, Sun 11-6
CASA CASSARA 1607 Mission Drive Suite, 112, Solvang; 805-688-8691 Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7:30 Sanguis Wines 8 Ashley Avenue, Santa Barbara; 805-845-0920 Fri-Mon by Appt only
Dascomb Cellars 1659 Copenhagen Drive, Suite C, Solvang; 805-691-9175 Open daily 12-7 Silver Wines 724 Reddick Street, Santa Barbara; 805-963-3052 Open by appointment only
Good Life 1672 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-7111 Sun-Thu 12-8, Fri-Sat 12-10
Harrison-Clarke 2825 Tapadero Road, Solvang, 805-686-0850 Open by appointment only
Standing Sun The Bodega 16 E. De La Guerra, Santa Barbara; 805 691-9413 Thu-Sun 1-6
Summerland 2330 Lillie Avenue, Summerland; 805-565-WINE Open daily 11-7
LINCOURT VINEYARDS 1711 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-688-8554 Open daily 10-5
General Tasting $10 The Valley Project 116 E Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara; 805-453-6768 Mon-Sun 12-7
Vogelzang Vineyard 1129 State Street, Suite 3E, Santa Barbara; 805-568-0900 Open by appointment only
LIONS PEAK VINEYARD 1659 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-693-5466 Mon-Fri 11-7, Sat-Sun 11-8
Whitcraft Winery 36A South Calle Cesar Chavez, Santa Barbara; 805-730-1680 Fri-Sun 12-4, Mon-Thu by Appt only
Lucas & Lewellen 1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-686-9336 Open daily 11-6


Lucky Dogg Winery 1607 Mission Drive, Suite 102, Solvang; 805-691-9774 Dog & Kid Friendly
Presidio Vineyard 1603 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-693-8585
Sun-Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7:30
Open daily 11-6
VENTURA COUNTY WINERIES
Rideau Vineyard 1562 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang; 805-688-0717 Open daily 10:30-5 Aldabella Winery - 31111 Via Colinas, Westlake Village; 818-991-9463 Fri5-10, Sat 1-11, Sun 1-5
Royal Oaks 1582 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-693-1740 Thu-Mon 10-5 (open 10-7 third Wednesay of each month) Alma Sol Winery 1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, #108, Thousand Oaks; 818-231-2749 Fri 6-9, Sat 1-6, Sun 2-5
Rusack Vineyard 1819 Ballard Canyon Road, Solvang; 805-688-1278 Open daily 11-5 Back Patio Cellars-930 Flynn Rd., Camarillo; 805-388-3457 Friday 4-7, Sat -Sun 11-5
Sevtap Winery 1576 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-693-9200 Sun, Mon, Thu 11-8, Fri-Sat 11-9 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
Shoestring Winery 800 East Hwy 246, Solvang; 800-693-8612 Fri-Sun 10-4 Camarillo Custom Crush 300 South Lewis Road, Suite C, Camarillo; 805-484-0597 Sat-Sun 11-5
Sort This Out Cellars 1636 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-688-1717 Sun-Thu 10-7, Fri-Sat 10-10
CANTARA CELLARS 126 North Wood Road, #104, Camarillo; 805-484-9600 Thu-Sun 11-6
Toccata (Mandolina) Wines 1665 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang; 805-686-5506 Open daily 11-5:30 Casa Barranca 208 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai; 805-640-1255 Wed, Thu, Sun 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-8
Viking Garden Cellars 448 Alisal Road, Suite E; Solvang; 805-688-2670 Open daily 11-9
Wandering Dog 1539 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-686-9126 Mon-Thu 1-8, Fri 1-10, Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8
FOUR BRIX WINERY 2290 Eastman Avenue #109, Ventura; 805-256-6006 Fri 4-8, Sat-Sun 12-5
General Tasting $10 Gourmet Pizza on Friday, Saturday & Sunday Food Trucks Every First Friday of the Month
SANTA YNEZ WINERIES 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
Bridlewood Estate 3555 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez; 805-688-9000 Open daily 11-5 Labrynth Winery 607 East Main Street, Suite D, Ventura; 805-585-2238 Wed-Sun 11:30-8
Carr Winery 3563 Numancia Street,#101, Santa Ynez; 805-688-5757 Open daily 11-6 MAGNAVINO CELLARS 961 North Rice Avenue, #5, Oxnard; 805-983-2500 Most Fridays 5-8, Sat 11-6, Sun 12-6
Central California Wines 3553 Sagunto Street, Suite A, Santa Ynez; 805-691-4094 Wed-Sun 12-5, Fri-Sat 12-6 Ojai Beverage Co. & Tasting Room 655 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai; 805-646-1700 Open daily 10-9
Gainey Vineyard 3950 East Hwy 246, Santa Ynez; 805-688-0558 Open daily 10-5 Old Creek Ranch Winery 10024 Old Creek Road, Ojai Valley; 805-649-4132 Open daily 11-5
Imagine Wine 3563 Numancia Street, #103, Santa Ynez; 805-688-1769 Open daily 11-5
PANARO BROTHERS WINERY 4517 Market Street, #7, Ventura; 805-654-1577
KALYRA WINERY 343 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez; 805-693-8864 Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat-Sun 10-5 General Tasting $10 Thu 3-9pm, Fri 3-7, Sat-Sun 11-7
Reeves Ranch Vineyard 4000 West Oak Trail Rdoad, Santa Ynez; 805-688-7245 Open by appointment only Plan B Wine Cellars 3520 Arundell Circle, #107, Ventura; 805-233-1453 Sat-Sun 12-5, Fridays by Appt
Roblar Winery 3010 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez; 805-686-2603 Open daily 11-5 Rancho Ventavo Cellars 741 South A Street, Oxnard; 805-483-8084 Fri-Sun 11-6 & by Appt
Sunstone 125 Refugio Road, Santa Ynez; 800-313-9463 Open daily 11-5 San Vicente Cellars 741 Lakefield Road, Suite A, Westlake Village; 805-379-3554 Fri 1-6, Sat-Sun 12-6
Vincent Vineyards 2370 N. Refugio Road, Santa Ynez; 805-691-4200 Thu-Sun 11-4 Sunland Vintage 1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, #108, Thousand Oaks; 805-379-2250 Thu-Fri 6-9, Sat 1-6, Sun 1-5

SANTA BARBARA WINERIES DEALS & DISCOUNTS


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Area 5.1 137 Anacapa Street, #B, Santa Barbara; 805-770-7251 Mon-Thu 12-7, Fri-Sun 12-8 SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
Au Bon Climat 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-963-7999 Open daily 12-6 36 | ALAPAY CELLARS 15% OFF PURCHASES WITH AD
Carr Winery 414 North Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara; 805-965-7985 Mon-Sat 11-8, Sun 11-6 5 | EBERLE WINERY COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING
Cebada Vineyard & Winery 5 E. Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-451-2570 Thu-Sun 12-6, or later 7 | HUNT CELLARS 2 FOR 1 TASTING WITH AD
Conway Family 217-G Stearns Wharf (at Deep Sea), Santa Barbara; 805-618-1185 Sun-Wed 12-8, Thu-Sat 12-9 10 | TACKITT FAMILY VINEYARDS 10% OFF PURCHASES WITH AD
CORKS N CROWNS 32 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-845-8600 Open daily 11-6 SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Gold Wine Flight $8 Platinum Wine Flight $15 Pinot Noir Flight $12 International Wine Flight $8 Diamond Wine Flight $20
Cottonwood Canyon 224 Anacapa Street, Suite 1A, Santa Barbara; 805-963-1221 Fri-Mon 12-5
46 | ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS 2 FOR 1 TASTING WITH AD
Deep Sea Tasting room 217-G Stearns Wharf; Santa Barbara; 805-618-1185 Sun-Wed 12-8, Thu-Sat 12-9
52 | CARIVINTAS WINERY 2 FOR 1 TASTING WITH AD
Drake & Chatter WInes 32 Anacapa St. #B/C; 805-680-4009 Mon-Fri 1-6, Sat-Sun 12-6 51 | HELIX 2 FOR 1 TASTING WITH AD
DV8 Cellars 28 Anacapa Street, #C;, 805-966-6601 Sun-Mon, Thu 12-6, Fri-Sat 12-7 47 | J LUDLOW VINEYARD 2 FOR 1 TASTING WITH AD
Fox Wine Co. 120 Santa Barbara St. 805-699-6329 Thu-Mon 11-6 53 | KALYRA 2 FOR 1 TASTING WITH AD
Grassini Family 813 Anacapa Street, #6, Santa Barbar; 805-897-3366 Open daily 12-6 46 | LARNER VINEYARDS & WINERY 2 FOR 1 TASTING WITH AD
Happy Canyon Vineyard 30 El Paseo, Santa Barbara; 805-232-3549 Open Daily 12-6 53 | LIONS PEAK VINEYARDS 2 FOR 1 TASTING WITH AD
Jaffurs Wine Cellars 819 East Montectio Street, Santa Barbara; 805-962-7003 Open Daily 11-5 50 | LORING WINE/CARGASACCHI TASTING FEE WAIVED WITH $50 PURCHASE
Jamie Slone Wines 23 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara; 805-560-6555 Open daily 12-6
51 | MOSBY WINERY & VINEYARD 2 FOR 1 TASTING WITH AD
KALYRA BY THE SEA 212 State Street, Santa Barbara; 805-965-8606 Mon-Thu 12-7, Fri-Sun 12-8 47 | RANCHO OLIVOS ESTATE OLIVE OIL MENTION AD FOR A DISCOUNT
Kunin Wines 28 Anacapa Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara; 805 963-9633 Open daily 11-7
Lafond Winery 111 East Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara; 805 845-2020 Sun-Thu 10-6, Fri-Sat 10-7
64 | ZACA MESA WINERY 2 FOR 1 TASTING WITH AD

Les Marchands 131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-284-0380 Sun-Thu 11-10, Fri-Sat 11am-12 Midnight VENTURA COUNTY
Margerum 813 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara; 805-845-8435 Open daily 12-6 56 | PANARO BROTHERS WINERY 2 FOR 1 TASTING WITH AD

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