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PASO ROBLES ONGOING Estrella Warbird Museum Fascinating collection of military aircrafts 10am-4pm, 805-227-0440, Paso Robles www.ewarbirds.org ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Wine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine Bar Local winemaker featured each week. 5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154, Paso Robles www.vinotecawinebar.com ONGOING SATURDAYS Templeton Farmers’ Market Fresh fruit, flowers & vegetables 9am-12:30pm, 805-239-6535, Templeton ONGOING SATURDAYS Paso Robles Farmers’ Market Country farm arts and crafts market 8am-12:30pm, 805-237-9254, Paso Robles # ONGOING # Art Exhibits at Castoro Cellars 10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton www.castorocellars.com • Feb: Paul McClosky ONGOING Painting Exhibits at Villicana Winery Enjoy fine art work along with fine wines 11am-5pm, 805-239-9456, Paso Robles ONGOING Wine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine Bar Taste selected wines from selected wineries 5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154, Paso Robles www.vinotecawinebar.com # FEBRUARY 8-9 # Artist Reception at Orchid Hill Vineyard Jean-Pierre Rothschild presents his ‘Lips’ series Downtown Paso Robles, 805-237-7527 # FEBRUARY 9 # Valentine’s in the Caves at Eberle Winery Celebrate with a black tie Valentine’s Day dinner in the caves with fine wines and a gourmet meal 6pm, $150, 805-238-9607, Paso Robles www.eberlewinery.com FEBRUARY 10 Valentine Movie Night “An Affair to Remember” 805-238-4103 Paso Robles, www.pasoroblesdowntown.org # FEBRUARY 14 # Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner at Donati Family Vineyard Treat that special someone to a truly unique dining experience & enjoy an elegant four-course meal prepared by Chef Andre Averseng of Dining with Andre, 7pm, $120 per couple, Paso Robles 805-227-4100, www.donatifamilyvineyard.com # # FEBRUARY 14 Valentine’s Day Dinner at Robert Hall Winery A romantic dinner in the Meritage Room overlooking the lit courtyard & fountain. 6-10pm, 805-239-1616 x24, Paso Robles www.roberthallwinery.com # FEBRUARY 14 # ValenWine’s Day at Orchid Hill Vineyard Wines paired with chocolate, 11:30am-6pm downtown Paso Robles, 805-237-7527 # FEBRUARY 14-15 # Valentine’s Dinner at Cass Vineyards Enjoy fine wine with a gourmet dinner 805-239-1730, Paso Robles www.casswines.com # # FEBRUARY 15-18 President’s Day Passport Weekend The 16 Far Out wineries of Paso Robles partner with the Wellness Community of the Central Coast for an exciting fundraiser. The weekend includes special barrel tastings, winery tours, new releases, food pairing and much more! Get your passport stamped at 8 wineries to enter an exciting drawing. $25 donation, 5% of weekend sales will be donated to the Central Coast Wellness Community. 805-237-0138 www.faroutwineries.com # FEBRUARY 15-18 # President's Day Celebration at Orchid Hill Vineyard Delicious syrah vertical tasting downtown Paso Robles, 11:30am-6pm, 805-237-7527 FEBRUARY 15 A Night of Celebrating Love at Eagle Castle Live music, hors d’oeuvres, chocolate & fine wine! 7:30pm, $38pp, 805-227-1428, Paso Robles www.eaglecastlewinery.com FEBRUARY 16 Edward Sellars – Wine Tasting 101 Learn to identify aromas in wine 4-6pm, 805-239-8915, Paso Robles www.edwardsellars.com # FEBRUARY 16 # Castoro Cellars Indoor Concert – Houston Jones A great high-octane Americana quintet 7:30pm, $20, Paso Robles, 888-DAM-FINE www.castorocellars.com # FEBRUARY 17 # 2008 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience Join the 20+ members for a fun & educational seminar, lunch & walk around tasting. Taste examples of the most important single-varietal. $50 seminar/lunch, $20 walk around tasting only 805-239-1616 x17, RSVP, Robert Hall Winery Paso Robles, www.rhonerangers.org # FEBRUARY 29 # Donati Family Vineyard Exclusive Winemaker's Dinner in the Cellar Paesano only, (wine club member) winemaker's dinner in the cellar. Six amazing courses prepared by Chef Andre Averseng each paired with the award-winning wines of Donati Family Vineyard. mbakich@donatifamilyvineyard.com 805-238-0676, $90, Paso Robles, www.donatifamilyvineyard.com CAMBRIA FEBRUARY 8 Leatherback Turtles, Sharks & Tuna Discussion of these migratory species 7pm, 805-927-0254, Cambria CAYUCOS AND MORRO BAY ONGOING FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves Art, crafts, children’s activities, music & more on beautiful bluffs overlooking the ocean 10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, Pismo Beach www.pismochamber.com ONGOING Art Demonstrations by Fine Artists Non-profit art gallery exhibit of local artists 7pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Bay www.morrobayartassociation.org ONGOING Adventures with Nature Docent guided walks Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History, 805-772-2694, www.ccnha.org Various hikes at various times including; Fast Hike to Coon Creek, White’s Point Vistas, Black Hill Trail, Sand Spit Walk and Ocean Lagoon. ONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Morro Bay Embarcadero Art Walk Art galleries’ open house receptions 5-8pm, 805-772-1068, Morro Bay ONGOING SATURDAYS Fishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro Bay Fresh seasonal fruit, crafts & musicians 3-6pm, 800-231-0592, Morro Bay SAN LUIS OBISPO ONGOING Christopher Cohan Center Performing Arts Center – San Luis Obispo 805-756-2787, www.pacslo.org • Feb 7-9: Momentum • Feb 10: Ailey ll • Feb 12: Tosca • Feb 14: Gypsy • Feb 21: Michael Feinstein • Feb 22: An Evening of American Song # # ONGOING THROUGH MARCH 3 "Interiors and Exteriors" Presented by Salisbury Fine Art new work by Richard Lopez draws you into his world with these brilliant Acrylic on canvas images. Also featuring the work of John Ng, Anita Hampton, Bonita Budgsy and Mike Wilson. 11am-6pm 805-471-3110, Old Santa Fe Schoolhouse San Luis Obispo, www.salisburyvineyards.com ONGOING The San Luis Obispo Art Center Permanent collection and constantly rotating exhibits of works by local artists in all media – paintings, sculpture, photography and more. 11am-5pm, 805-543-8562, San Luis Obispo Ongoing through March: “Caution: Art Zone” www.sloartcenter.org ONGOING SECOND SUNDAY Dallidet Adobe & Gardens Oldest house in the city of San Luis Obispo Site of first commercial winery in the area. 10am-1pm, 805-543-0638, San Luis Obispo www.slochs.org/dallidet # # ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Meet the Winemaker at Taste Wine Bar Meet & talk to a local winemaker with complimentary cheese & truffles, $5, 6-8pm San Luis Obispo, 805-269-8278 www.taste-slo.com • Feb 13: Laetitia • Feb 20: Saucelito • Feb 27: Piedra Creek ONGOING Lectures & Art at California Polytechnic State University 805-756-1511, San Luis Obispo www.calpolynews.calpoly.edu ONGOING San Luis Obispo Little Theatre 805-786-2440, www.slolittletheatre.org ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Art Gallery Events “Art After Dark” Various art galleries stay open late & host artist receptions with wine & cheese. 5-9pm, 805-544-9251, San Luis Obispo www.sloartcouncil.org ONGOING San Luis Obispo Art Center Show Constantly rotating exhibits in all media 11am-5pm, 805-481-3991, San Luis Obispo www.sloartcenter.org # ONGOING TUESDAYS # 2-oz. Tuesdays at Taste Weekly specials, 10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE San Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.com # # ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Wine Down Wednesdays at Taste Tastings with the winemaker 10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE San Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.com ONGOING SUNDAYS Art on the Beach at Avila Beach Artists paint & present their work 10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach Pier ONGOING Central Coast Outdoor Day Hikes Sat/Sun, 888-873-5610, Morro Bay www.centralcoastoutdoors.com ONGOING MONDAYS Wine Tasting at Wine Cottage Bistro Featuring regional & varietal tastings 5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Orcutt ONGOING A Murder Mystery Dinner Enjoy a parody of The Golden Girls with a delicious dinner, wine and laughter 5pm, 805-489-3875, Spyglass Restaurant Shell Beach, www.murderinmind.com FEBRUARY 8 Willie Nelson and Family Madonna Inn Expo Center $50-$85, 888-825-5484, San Luis Obispo FEBUARY 9 A Night at the Mission Benefit Chamber Concert Evening of music performed by its chamber ensembles in the Old Mission Church 8pm, $10, 805-756-2787, San Luis Obispo www.sanluisobispocounty.com FEBRUARY 23 20th Annual Symphony Ball & Auction Celebrating 20 years of fine dining, dancing and exciting bidding. 6pm, $120, 805-543-3533, San Luis Obispo ARROYO GRANDE ONGOING Visit Historic Buildings in Arroyo Grande Sat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm, 805-473-5077 Arroyo Grande ONGOING SATURDAYS Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market Farm fresh produce, music, arts & crafts 12-2:30pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande www.arroyograndevillage.org ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Learn How to Make Ice Cream Enjoy a 30 minute skit about ice cream where you help create new flavors. 7pm, Arroyo Grande, 805-474-4068 www.docburnsteins.com ONGOING Clarke Center for Performing Arts 805-489-9444, Arroyo Grande www.clarkcenter.org • Feb 9: Jack Jones • Feb 15: Rider’s in the Sky • Feb 25: Peter Pan

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SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON ONGOING Santa Maria Valley Railroad 805-922-7941, Santa Maria, www.smvrr.com Elegant excursions featuring five star gourmet meals ONGOING MONDAYS Wine Tasting at Wine Cottage Bistro Featuring regional & varietal tastings 5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Santa Maria FEBRUARY 9-10 Antique Show Quality dealers showcasing collectibles & more 10am-6pm, 805-473-5077, Arroyo Grande FEBRUARY 9 Sins of the Heart Valentine’s Event Listen to the sounds of harp music in the wine caves of Cottonwood Canyon while you enjoy delectably sinful chocolates, appetizers & fine wines, $75, 805-937-8463, Santa Maria www.cottonwodcanyon.com FEBRUARY 23-24 Tribute to American Music A lively collection of American music from a wide variety of genres. 8pm, $10-$35 805-541-6797, Arroyo Grande LOS OLIVOS ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Wildling Art Museum - Free Friday Flicks Free movie & snacks with discussion afterwards 7pm, 805-688-1082, Los Olivos www.wildlingmuseum.org ONGOING Understanding Your Palate at Los Olivos Café Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres 5pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos www.losolivoscafe.com Feb 19: Rhone Tasting Journey Mar 18: Tuscan Tasting Journey ONGOING WEDNESDAYS An Evening with the Winemaker at Los Olivos Café Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres. 5pm, $15 805-688-7265, www.losolivoscafe.com • Feb 13: Huber Cellars • Feb 20: Rusack Winery ONGOING SATURDAYS Global Gardens Organic Food Tasting Enjoy delicious organic tastings 10am-2pm, $3, Los Olivos, 805-693-1600 www.globalgardensgifts.com ONGOING THURSDAYS Fess Parker’s Wine Country Sing Along Sing along with Fess & Marcy, 8:30-10:30pm 805-688-7788, Los Olivos, www.syvva.com ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 29 "For the Love of Art" Annual All Member Show, www.losolivosca.com Gallery Los Olivos, www.gallerylosolivos.com 10am-5pm, 805- 688 -7517 FEBRUARY 8 "Valentine Lovers of the Vine" Winemaker Dinner at Los Olivos Café Enjoy 5 exquisite wines paired with a delicious 5 course gourmet meal. $125, 805-688-7265 Los Olivos, www.losolivoscafe.com # #FEBRUARY 9 Artist Reception at Carina Cellars Local Artist Kari Crist Enjoy wine tasting & hors d'oeuvres & chat with the artist. $10-tasting fee (free for wine club) 5:30-7pm, 805-688-2459, Los Olivos #FEBRUARY 15 # Cheese & Chocolate Pairing at Carina Cellars Looking for that perfect match this Valentine's Day? Join Carina Cellars for a pairing of Cheese & Chocolate with Carina classics such as the Iconoclast, and introducing the new Sibylline blend. Limited to 50 guest. Los Olivos RSVP $25, $20 Iconoclast Members www.carinacellars.com, 805-688-2459 SANTA YNEZ ONGOING MONDAYS Maverick Saloon Blind Draw Darts Santa Barbara Darts Association Enjoy BBQ and Darts, 7pm, 805-686-4785 Santa Ynez, www.mavericksaloon.org ONGOING Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum and Parks - Janeway Carriage House Exhibits from Chumash period through early 20th century ranch days 12-4pm, 805-688-7889, Santa Ynez www.santaynezvalleymuseum.org ONGOING Chumash Casino Concerts 800-585-3737, Santa Ynez www.chumashcasino.com • Feb 14: Johnny Mathis • Feb 21: Liza Minnelli • Feb 28: Grand Funk Railroad ONGOING Cachuma Lake Nature Walk Naturalists lead walk on the Oak Canyon Trail 10-11:30am, $6, 805-688-4515, Santa Ynez Park www.cachuma.com ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Jazz on the Deck at Vineyard House Live music and fine food 6:30pm, $2, 805-688-2886, Santa Ynez www.thevineyardhouse.com # ONGOING # Art Exhibit at Artiste Winery Featuring artwork by Craig Nelson 11am-5pm, 805-686-2626, www.artiste.com # FEBRUARY 9 # "Wine Fantasy in February" The event includes tasting at all 14 wineries, hors d’oeuvres and a Wine Country logo glass. Participating wineries will also honor free wine tasting on Sunday, Feb 10. 11am-4pm, $35pp, 800-563-3183, Santa Ynez Valley, www.santaynezwinecountry.com # FEBRUARY 16 # Winemaker Dinner with Artiste at Santa Ynez Inn Celebrate the love of art, food & wine with your Valentine, Santa Ynez Inn, 805-688-5588 Santa Ynez, www.artiste.com # FEBRUARY 16 # Wine Release & Signing Party at Artiste Live jazz music, new releases & meet feature artist Rise Dlemar, 11am-5pm, Santa Ynez 805-686-2626, www.artsite.com LOMPOC ONGOING SATURDAYS Olde Towne Market in Lompoc Great food, wine & music, Lompoc 805-736-4567, www.lompocrecord.com FEBRUARY 9 Pinkie’s Party Release Party at Fiddlehead Cellars Think Pink and dressss in your interpretation of "Pinkness" as prizes will be awarded for the "best of" categories, www.fiddleheadcellars.com 1-4pm, $25, 805-742-0204, Lompoc SOLVANG ONGOING Quicksilver Miniature Horse Farm Visit Solvang horse farm with beautiful vistas 10am–3pm, 805-686-4002, Solvang ONGOING Solvang Farmers’ Market Fresh produce, flowers and foods, 3-7pm Solvang , 805-962-5354, www.solvangca.com ONGOING WEEKENDS Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise Guided 2 hour cruise wit wildlife and geology $15, 805-686-505, Cachuma Lake www.cachuma.com ONGOING Elverhoj Museum of History & Art 805-686-1211, Solvang, www.elverhoj.org February 2 through April 6: “Artists’ Books Made Here” at Elverhoj All aspects of the objects of books 805-686-1211, Solvang , www.elverhoj.org FEBRUARY 8 Reception of “Artists’ Books Made Here” Meet the artists & enloy hors d’oeuvres Elverhoj Museum, 5-7pm, 805-686-1211 Solvang, www.elverhoj.org FEBRUARY 8-10 Solvang Greyhound Fest 3 day gathering of more than 300 dogs and humans! The weekend includes buffet dinner, auctions, raffles, parades and more! www.solvanggreyhoundfest.org FEBRUARY 9 Fromage a Toi Winemaker Dinner at Lucas & Lewellen French themed fine dinner in the barrel room 6pm, $125, 888-777-6663, Solvang www.lucaslewellen.com SANTA BARBARA ONGOING Arlington Theatre 805-963-4408, Santa Barbara • Feb 8: Lisa Lampanelli • Feb 16-17: SB Symphony • Feb 27: Ladysmith Black Mambazo • Feb 28 Czech Philharmonic ONGOING THROUGH FEBRUARY 24 Therese Raquin Emile Zola's classic drama, $27.50-$40 Alhecama Theatre, 805-965-5400 Santa Barbara ONGOING SUNDAYS Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show Featuring all types of art, crafts & jewelry 10am–6pm, 805-897-1982, East Beach Pier www.sbaacs.com ONGOING Backstage Tours at Lobero Theater Guided tours upon request, Santa Barbara 805-996-4946, www.loberotheater.com ONGOING University at Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures 805-893-3535, www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu ONGOING Trout Fishing & Wildlife Walks at Cachuma Lake Enjoy fishing (with trout brought in) & excellent wildlife viewing from bald eagles to mule deer. 805-686-5055, Santa Barbara, www.sbparks.org ONGOING Touristorica – Historic Downtown Walking Tour Guided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past 10am-12pm, 805-965-6307, Santa Barbara ONGOING Ty Warner Sea Center Explore creatures of the sea 805-962-2526, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History www.sbnature.org/seacenter ONGOING Lectures & Readings at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 805-962-8404, Santa Barbara, www.sbmm.org ONGOING SATURDAYS Cachuma Lake Nature Walk 1 mile walk for all ages on the Oak Canyon Trail 10-11:30am, 805-688-4515, Santa Barbara Cachuma Lake Nature Center www.cachuma.com ONGOING SATURDAYS Junior Ranger Program Kids learn about wildlife, ecosystems & caring for the environment 1-2pm, 805-688-4515, Santa Barbara Cachuma Lake Nature Center www.cachuma.com ONGOING Art Workshops for Children at Art from Scrap Fun workshops where kids reuse all sorts of materials to make fun works of art! Tues-Sat 10am-2pm, $6, 805-884-0459 www.artfromscrap.org ONGOING FIRST THURSDAYS First Thursday Art, cultural events and fine wine tasting! 5-8pm, 805-962-2098, various venues in downtown Santa Barbara www.santabarbaradowntown.com ONGOING Santa Barbara Museum of Art 805-963-4364, www.sbma.net • Ongoing through Feb 29: Chinese Silks of the Qing Dynesty ONGOING Lobero Theatre 805-966-4946, Santa Barbara www.loberotheatre.com • Feb 8: Dana Carvey • Feb 15: Night of Jazz of Swing • Feb 16: Kelly Willis • Feb 22: Billy Vera & the Beaters ONGOING Planetarium Shows at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History 805-682-4711, www.sbnature.com • Exploring the Spring Sky • Cosmic Safari • Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket ONGOING FRIDAYS Wine Tasting with the Winemakers 4-7pm, 805-691-1020, East Beach Wines Santa Barbara, www.eastbeachwine.com FEBRUARY 7-9 Annual Steven Roberts Gospel Music Workshop and Concert in Santa Barbara Learn to sing Gospel songs! $35,805-966-0190, Santa Barbara FEBRUAY 9 Women’s Literary Festival 4 speakers, lunch & a breakout session 8:30am, $60, 805-733-3462, Santa Barbara www.womensliteraryfestival.com FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 2 Santa Barbara International Orchid Show Over 70 exhibitors display hundreds of orchid species with demonstrations, sales & contests 805-687-0766, www.sborchidshow.com

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Frank and Butch Arciero

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n Greek mythology, Eos is the “Goddess of the Dawn.” Today at EOS Winery in Paso Robles, a new dawn is rising, and it is the second time in the last 25 years that the winery has experienced a rebirth. Originally founded in 1983 by the Arciero brothers – two hardworking Italian immigrants who made their fortune in Los Angeles construction – the winery changed names from Arciero Winery to EOS in 1996. The name change at that time was both symbolic of a new day, and reflective of the wide range of changes made at the winery in order to make it successful. “In the vineyards, in the cellar, in the equipment, in the pumps, the presses, everything – we changed everything,” recalls Leslie Melendez, who started at the winery in 1993 as a lab technician, and who is now head winemaker. Leading the sweeping changes at the time was Kerry Vix, general manager at the winery since 1992. And as a result of those changes, EOS developed into a well-known, widely distributed brand that has grown in terms of

production and quality ever since. Today Vix is observing another “rebirth” brought on by the sale of the operation from the Arciero family to Sapphire Brands, a company owned by entrepreneur Jeff Hopmayer. Hopmayer first gained fame as the soul source of all the bakery goods sold in Starbucks stores worldwide. He established Sapphire Brands to focus on wines and spirits, and EOS is his first winery. Although the sale didn’t include the 600-acre vineyard still controlled by the Arcieros, the 25-yearold vineyard remains the main source of fruit for EOS wines. But it is what’s happening at the winery that is a new dawn – a metaphor that’s especially appropriate because it involves the sun. The winery’s newest and most significant project is a 2-1/2 acre solar field that will provide the winery and visitor’s center with 100% of their energy needs. “This was one of the very first things he wanted to do,” Vix says of Hopmayer’s early days of ownership. “He said, ‘We’re going to do everything we can to mitigate waste and consumption of natural resources.’” The entire system will represent a $3.5
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million investment for the new owner, with a 20-year payback. But return on investment was not driving the decision to go forward. Vix explains, “We want to be the most efficient winery and the most proactive winery in energy conservation.” He hopes their example will inspire other Central Coast wineries to follow in their footsteps. The new solar panels will be in place by harvest time this year, and in the meantime, the winery is upgrading all of its production and lab equipment, along with adding staff to increase its annual production from about 180,000 cases to over 350,000 cases over the next four years. At that level, it will rank as the third largest winery in Paso Robles. The winery currently produces more than a dozen different varietals, many of which have garnered wide acclaim. Their Petite Syrah – a small niche in the premium varietal category which is most often used in blends – is the flagship for the winery. In fact, the EOS Cupa Grande Petite Syrah has been recognized three of the past five years as one of the Top 100 wines of the World by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The winery’s Moscato is also a favorite, earning a score of 95 last year, and

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also making the Top 100 list. Their two most popular wines are a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, but other favorites include a crisp Viognier, a spicy Zinfandel and several varietals under their value-priced “Novella” label. Winemaker Melendez is one of just a handful of women winemakers in the area, and her 15year road from lab technician to director of winemaking involved working virtually every position in the winery. “I learned by the school of hard knocks,” Melendez says, “but from the moment I walked in the door, I just loved it.” The wines can be sampled at the EOS Visitor’s Center on Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. The large tasting room feels like a candy store for wine and food enthusiasts. Hand-painted pottery, elegant glassware, cookbooks, gourmet foods, and picnic items are abundantly displayed throughout the 6,000-square-foot space. The complimentary tasting includes up to four choices from the list of up to 14 different wines, ranging from dry whites to lush reds, to sweet dessert wines. For those interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the winery, there is a self-guided tour that leads visitors through the production area, with educational signs explaining the winemaking process. Once the upgrading is complete later in the year, it will represent the state-of-the-art in modern winemaking. The EOS tasting room is located about five miles east of Highway 101 on Highway 46 East. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. More information about the winery is available on their website at www.eosvintage.com, or by calling (805) 239-2562.
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mong the ever growing number of wineries in Santa Barbara County, Carina Cellars sets itself apart through its dedication to top quality Rhône varietals and blends. In an area known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, there is a growing trend among producers and consumers alike for Syrah, Viognier, Grenache and Mourvedre. These are the core Rhône varietals and make up the majority of Carina Cellars focus. Founded by David Hardee in 2002, the winery continues to grow and evolve under the skilled hand of winemaker Joey Tensley. Tensley’s passion for winemaking dates back to his childhood and his resume includes many great wineries in Santa Barbara County. His style centers around a minimalist approach allowing the vineyards to speak for themselves and show their true flavors. Although small, Carina Cellars produces a large variety of wines including vineyard designates and blends. Currently Viognier is their white wine of choice, and they enjoy experimenting with new vineyards each year, sometimes producing up to three different Viogniers per vintage. In the future, they would like to expand their white wine line to include other Rhône varietals such as Grenache Blanc and Roussane. Their red wine line-up is much more extensive and is sure to please everyone from the light Grenache drinker to the heavy Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah drinker. One of Carina Cellars original ideas was to source fruit from numerous vineyards on the Central Coast to achieve a diversity of flavor within their wines. They have stuck to this and continue to find great fruit to make great wine. They are currently producing five to seven Syrahs, sourced from vineyards such as Stolpman, Tierra Alta and Westerly. Beyond this, they also produce small quantities of Grenache and Mourvedre, and even did some Petite Sirah for 2005. Keeping with the Rhône varietal theme, Carina Cellars has attracted a distinct following for its Rhône blends. The most popular is the “7 Percent” which has been a backbone of Carina Cellars’ wines since the beginning. This blend is styled after the CoteRotie region in the northern Rhône valley and consists of 7% Viognier and 93% Syrah. Its rich, velvety texture and subtle floral notes produce a wine that is lovely and distinct and pairs well with steak or lamb. The “Sibylline” and “Clairvoyant” make up Carina Cellars prophetic duo and are modeled after the southern region of Chateauneuf du Pape.
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With varying percentages of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre, these wines offer a lighter alternative to the “7 Percent” with a softer, silkier mouthfeel and less tannins. The Sibylline and Clairvoyant are better suited to pork and duck dishes as well as a spicy marinara sauce or cheesy ravioli. The nonconformist of Carina Cellars’ blends is the “Iconoclast.” This is the one wine where Carina Cellars bends the rules and blends 67% Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley with 33% Syrah from the local Colson Canyon Vineyard. This wine is truly unique in that it combines two regions into one and two varietals that aren’t typically seen together. Apart from following old world trends in a new world style, each of Carina Cellars wines offers a perfect balance of acidity and structure, making every bottle as enjoyable as the last. Visit Carina Cellars tasting room to experience all of their wonderful wines. They are open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are located at 2900 Grand Ave. Ste. A (next to Panino). Tasters have a choice between current releases for $10 or reserve and library releases served Friday-Sunday for $15. Check out their website www.carinacellars.com or call (805) 688-2459 for more information.

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT CARINA CELLARS
Artwork by Kari Crist – Amore Libre Exhibition Dates: February, 1-March 31, 2008 Artist Reception: Saturday, February 9, 5:30-7pm
Carina Cellars welcomes Santa Ynez photographer Kari Crist to the tasting room for her second show with them, as well as the last show of the winter art series. After graduating in commercial photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara a few years ago, Crist decided to reside in the Santa Ynez Valley where she works a couple days a week at Stolpman Vineyard’s tasting room in Solvang. Over the years Crist has developed a crisp, clean style focusing on people as her main subject matter. “The lens of my camera gives me the profound pleasure of taking the noble truth of a photograph and pushing the reality of its contents,” said Crist. Her current show will feature photographs from her series entitled “Amore Libre”. Although each image begins as a digital photograph, after manipulation Crist then handprints each piece using a technique called solvent transfer.

Cheese & Chocolate Pairing – Friday, February 15, 6-7:30pm
Looking for that perfect match this Valentine’s Day? Join Carina Cellars on Friday, February 15 from 6-7:30pm for an evening of cheese, chocolate, and of course, delicious Rhône wines! C’est Cheese will be offering select cheeses from all over the world to compliment Carina Cellars’ savory Syrahs, and several local chocolatiers will be showcasing their decadent creations to accompany our unique blends such as the Iconoclast (Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah), and the new Sibylline (Syrah/Grenache/Mourvedre). The evening is $25 for the public and $20 for wine club members. This event is limited to 50 people, so please RSVP to Carolyn Turner before Monday, February 11, at (805) 688-2459 or carolyn@carinacellars.com. Carina Cellars Tasting Room: 2900 Grand Avenue in Los Olivos. For more information check out www.carinacellars.com or call the tasting room at (805) 688-2459.

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Winemaker Profile: Claiborne & Churchill

COBY PARKER-GARCIA
by Leah Kolt
inemaker Coby Parker-Garcia was a third-grader in San Luis Obispo when Claiborne “Clay” Thompson and Fredericka Churchill produced their first offering, 565 cases of Dry Gewurztraminer and Dry Riesling, modeled on the fruity but dry dinner wines of the French province of Alsace. The son and grandson of farmers, he knew he wanted to attend nearby Cal Poly, but it wasn’t until his junior year as an agriculture major that he noticed the local wine industry taking off. “I always assumed I’d have to leave the area to get a good job,” he said. Parker-Garcia was delighted when his internship at Claiborne & Churchill revealed a new career path, one that not only resonated with his soul but would allow him to remain on the Central Coast. Although he took viticulture (grape growing) classes at Cal Poly, and later did additional study in enology (winemaking) at UC Davis, it was his apprenticeship in traditional European winemaking techniques at C&C where he honed his approach to winemaking. “What I learned from Clay and Nathan Carlson – our former winemaker – was to not

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manipulate the juice or the wine very much, even in years when conditions are more challenging and it’s harder to maintain quality and consistency,” he said. “You always let the wine speak for itself.” How hard is it for a winery that doesn’t grow its own grapes to maintain that quality and consistency? “It would be hard for a new winery just starting out,” Parker-Garcia explained. “But this is the 25th anniversary year for Claiborne & Churchill, so our longterm contracts put us at the front of the line and allow us to get the best grapes from our growers,” he said. Temperature control isn’t a problem for the winery either, not with 16-inch walls made of straw bales that naturally maintain a constant cellar temperature. The greatest challenge for the winery came in the marketing arena. People still remembered the old sweet Rieslings from the 60s that had large amounts of residual sugar. “That’s why we have ‘dry’ before the ‘Riesling’ and ‘Gewurztraminer’ in our wine names,” he said. “It helps convince people they aren’t sweet.” A number of wine experts are now touting Riesling as the finest of the white grapes, a true unsung hero. “Clay was definitely ahead of his time,” he said. “He and Fredericka
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were language professors who frequently traveled and lived in Europe, particularly Germany. Across the river in France they were exposed to the dry style Gewurztraminers and Rieslings of the Alsace region and realized how great they could be.” With the sticky sixties wines only a memory now, wine consumers are coming to the same conclusion. Claiborne & Churchill sells every one of the 10,000 cases it produces annually. Their offerings also include a dry Muscat that is great as an aperitif and with cheese, quite a bit of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, some interesting blended wines, a Sparkling Brut Rosé made every other year, and a number of sweet dessert wines, including the port-style PortObispo. To celebrate its 25 years of growth and success, the winery is planning two anniversary releases this year – a red and a white. The red blend will be chosen from those created at a special blending party they plan to host for wine club members and special guests. Claiborne & Churchill is located at 2649 Carpenter Canyon Road in San Luis Obispo and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (805) 544-4066 or visit www.claibornechurchill.com.

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Something Different To Do For Valentine’s Day in Downtown Paso Robles
Enjoy “An Affair To Remember” with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr on the big screen once again on Sunday, February 10, at 7 p.m. Nominated for four Academy Awards in 1957, a couple falls in love on a ski vacation and promise to meet in six months at the top of the Empire State Building in New York City – will it happen? Popcorn and soda or Champagne and truffles are included in your $12 ticket. The event starts at 7 p.m., so arrive early for best seating (in the all easy-back chairs of theatre No. 1 at Park Cinemas). The evening festivities will benefit the award-winning Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the economic revitalization of downtown Paso Robles. With seating limited, tickets may be purchased now for $12 per person, available through the Paso Robles Main Street office at 835 12th Street, Suite D, in the “Norma’s Way” alley, or telephone (805)

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INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER

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by Len Napolitano

When is it necessary to decant wine
Decanting, the process of pouring red wine from its bottle into a new vessel for the purpose of aeration or separation from sediment hastens the mixing of air and wine and is usually a good idea when serving finer wines. Besides the occasions when you observe sediment in the bottle, the time to decant is when you have an aromatic red wine that will get more expressive when it is finally aerated. Have you ever felt that in the course of going through a bottle of red wine, or even in the course of finishing just one glass, that the wine improves over a brief amount of time? That’s because it is getting an opportunity to “open up,” or mix with air. Some people believe that it is best to decant every red wine, regardless of age or quality. This approach certainly does no harm and in most cases will bring the best out in the wine sooner. But most wines today are made to be consumed immediately, particularly in the price range up to $15 a bottle. For these wines, aeration will probably not make a noticeable difference. For finer red wines, with layers of complexity from fruit and extended oak aging, decanting is a small extra step that will add not only to the ceremony of wine enjoyment but will most likely bring out all that the wine has to offer. Many red wines of significant age, and some young ones, will have a small amount of sediment at the bottom of the bottle, or clinging to its side. This is usually a sign of an unfiltered wine. The sediment is simply the natural residue from tannin molecules combining with color pigments in the wine over time and settling at the base of the bottle. There is no harm in drinking this residue, but it is not at all pleasant. The objective of decanting is to enjoy the wine without tasting the harsh bitterness of the sediment. To separate red wine from its sediment, just pour the wine slowly into a decanter that has an extra wide, round bottom and a long narrow neck, and stop pouring as soon as you see the sediment entering the neck of the bottle. You should end up with a few ounces of wine still in the bottle. The unique shape of the container will expose a large surface area of wine to air and start the release of its fragrant aromas. Let it stand for at least ten minutes before pouring into glasses. Another way to aerate red wine before consuming it is to fill the wine glass, or glasses, with wine in advance of drinking it. This method works well when preparing to serve guests. If you’re setting a dinner table about 30 minutes to an hour in advance of serving the food, just remember to fill the glasses with wine at the same time.

Len Napolitano lives in Central Coast wine country and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators, Wine & Spirits Education Trust, and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequent contact with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com . Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care of Wine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.

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Silver Horse Winery: A One-of-a-Kind Destination
Located in San Miguel’s beautiful Pleasant Valley, just minutes away from downtown Paso Robles, the Silver Horse Winery facility is unlike any other in the Paso Robles area. Situated on a hilltop overlooking hundreds of acres of vineyards, Silver Horse Winery is one of the most beautiful facilities around. With elegant hacienda-style appointments such as 105-year-old clay roof tiles, a hand-made fountain, three patios and a large garden /lawn area, enthusiasts will experience wine bliss while sipping on the French – Bordeaux and Spanish – Rioja varietal wines. Winemaker Stephen Kroener strives to handcraft food-friendly, well-balanced wines that reflect his family’s love of combining great food, great wine and great friends; it is in this spirit that each bottle of Silver Horse wine carries the inscription “Not For Us Alone!” Just a small side note, Silver Horse wines are only available at the tastingroom. Up for a little competition? Silver Horse winery also offers two regulation bocce ball courts and two regulation horseshoe pits. If you’re lucky you may find yourself sipping on fine wine and having a friendly match with the winemaker/owners of Silver Horse Winery. So come by their wonderful facility and enjoy breathtaking views of some of the Central Coast’s most beautiful vistas. Your dreams for the ultimate wine experience will be found at this family owned and operated winery! Come See for yourself! Silver Horse Winery is located at 2995 Pleasant Road in San Miguel. Tasting room hours are Friday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (805) 467-WINE or visit www.silverhorsewinery.com.

Perfect Setting for a Wine Country Wedding
Looking for a wedding venue with 360 degree views of the surrounding vineyards in the country side? Then look no further than Silver Horse Winery. Sitting atop a hill in the Pleasant Valley, Silver Horse Winery provides the ideal setting for your wedding. The Spanish Hacienda tasting room and wedding facility with wood-burning fireplace, and elegant hacienda-style appointments such as 105-year-old ceramic roof tiles, make this estate winery a must see. The Barrel Room can hold up to 150 of your guests with a dance floor, DJ/band and food station. The new 7000-squarefoot outdoor event facility provides the definitive winery wedding setting. A 3000-square-foot indoor/outdoor event facility with surrounding vineyards can hold up to 400 depending on your layout. A separate catering area keeps all the behind the scenes activities, behind the scenes. The 4000square-foot Garden Area with its outdoor kitchen, tasting bar and raised seating areas will be ideal for your ceremony and reception as well. To keep your guest entertained Silver Horse Winery has two bocce ball courts as well as two horseshoe pits. Choosing Silver Horse Winery as your wedding facility will make your wedding day truly one to remember!

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Reservations Available for Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience, Feb. 17
Reservations are now available to join the 20+ members of the Rhone Rangers’ Paso Robles Chapter for a day in Paso Robles Wine Country, Sunday, February 17 at Robert Hall Winery. Join some of America’s leading producers of Rhone varietals as they explore what makes Paso Robles so ideal for this extended grape family. “This is an opportunity for enthusiasts to interact directly with the winemakers to learn more about Rhone wines,” said Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Winery. “We will be discussing the various Rhone varietals being produced in Paso Robles, what makes this area ideally suited to these wines, and where we, as winemakers, are going next.” The fun and information-rich day will include a “Rhone Essentials” Seminar, Vintners’ Lunch and Walk-around Tasting of more than 150 Rhone wines produced in Paso Robles. The “Rhone Essentials” Seminar offers the opportunity to taste examples of the most important single-varietal Rhone wines, including Viognier, Roussanne, Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre, as well as an exploration of Rhone blends. At each stage, participants will hear from the winemakers and principals who have chosen the Rhone Ranger route and helped give Paso Robles its new identity as the “Rhone Zone.” Directly following, seminar participants can join

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the Rhone Rangers principals and winemakers at an informal Vintners’ Lunch prepared by Executive Chef Jeffrey Scott. Producers will freely pass their Rhone wines around the tables, offering an extended opportunity to interact and explore the range of Rhones produced in Paso Robles. At the Walk-around Tasting, guests can taste Rhone wines from more than 20 Paso Robles Rhone Ranger wineries, including top single Rhone varietals and the best in Rhone blends. For a complete list of participating wineries, visit the website at www.rhonerangers.org/about/pasorobles.php. The day’s events will take place at Robert Hall Winery, just east of Paso Robles on Highway 46. Participation in the seminar and lunch will be limited to the first 100 RSVPs. The Walk-around Tasting can accommodate up to 250 attendees. You can reserve space or ask questions by email (pasorobles@rhonerangers.org) or by calling Robert Hall Winery at (805) 239-1616 x17. Tickets for the seminar and lunch are just $50, and participants receive free entry into the Walkaround Tasting. Enthusiasts who wish to attend just the Walk-around Tasting can do so for $20. Organizers expect both events to sell out, so early reservations are strongly encouraged.

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Celebrate Special Events at Donati Family Vineyard
Treat that special someone this Valentine’s Day to a truly unique dining experience. On Thursday, February 14 at 7 p.m., enjoy an elegant four-course meal prepared by Chef Andre Averseng of Dining with Andre, perfectly paired with the award-winning wines of Donati Family Vineyard. This event is extremely limited and one not to be missed. Cost per couple is $120, inclusive of tax and gratuity. For Reservations or more information, call Babbette at (805) 238-0676 or Christina at (805) 227-4100. On February 9th, 2007 the Donati Family Vineyard made its new home at the former Mastantuono Winery in Templeton. On Saturday, March 1st, Donati Family Vineyard’s will celebrate its oneyear anniversary from noon to 5 p.m. Come help them celebrate this milestone event. Enjoy an afternoon of current and newly released wines, sample exquisite food and wine pairings, taste wines straight from the barrel, learn about how they blend wines, tour the upgraded winery facility and take advantage of special offers on Donati Family Vineyard wines. Cost is $15, $10 for Paesano Club members. For more information or to RSVP, call Mitch or Babbette at (805) 238-0676 or email mbakich@donatifamilyvineyard.com. RSVP by Thursday, February 21st. Donati Family Vineyards is located at the intersection of Highway 46 West and Vineyard Drive in Templeton and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.donatifamilyvineyard.com

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WILD HEART WINERY
by Mark Storer
ild Heart Winery is in pursuit of perfection. Suzanne Burens, who owns the winery along with husband Jim, puts it succinctly in her poem, Un Coeur Sauvage, “A wild heart is restless, for it can only rest with perfection.” And in their Los Olivos tasting room, Jim and Suzanne pursue that artistic perfection while pouring beautifully crafted boutique wines. Located on Grand Avenue, a walk into Wild Heart is a walk into aesthetics and beauty. Tapestries adorn walls and Suzanne’s hand-made jewelry occupies glass-topped cases that also serve as the wine bar. Its unique blend of art, craft and wine seem an honest and obvious metaphor for the Burens’ dream of Wild Heart itself. Focusing on blends that add up to outstanding flavor profiles, Jim Burens has made it his job to be sure that it’s flavor that moves the wine. “I’m less concerned with the alcohol level or whatever as long as the flavor is there,” he has said in the past. Quality grapes from vineyards all over the state have allowed the Burens the opportunity to produce flavorful, fruit-forward

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wines, including a 100% Napa Cab, that are drinkable now and distinct enough to “lay down for a while.” Since Wild Heart wines are made from grapes all over California, the flavor profiles are not limited to one terroir. Reviews have been coming in from both customers and critics and awards, too. Wild Heart wines, like the name suggests, are bold, flavorful and intense.

The tasting room, though, goes beyond just a taste of Wild Heart’s varietals and blends. Gourmet chocolates are also available and nothing compares to the combination of tastes from a great glass of Cabernet or Zinfandel with the right chocolate pairing. The Burens also create a feast for the senses with great art hanging up and warm colors on the walls. During a typical day, Jim Burens will “monitor” the wines he is pouring and he has been known to replace bottles if they have been out too long and it affects their flavors. The pursuit of perfection is indeed a demanding business. With an eye toward much more, Wild Heart produces about 3500 cases annually. But one gets the impression that it is not the quantity that is important for the Burens. Quality wines demand attention, craftsmanship and preparation. They also demand an artist’s sensibility and a delicate touch. The Wild Heart tasting room provides all of those and much more. Wild Heart Winry’s tasting room is located at 2933-C Grand Avenue in Los Olivos and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (805) 6889339.

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D’Anbino Opens Music Themed Tasting Room
D’Anbino Vineyards and Cellars, a winemaking operation in existence since 1996, has opened a tasting room at the historic train station in downtown Paso Robles. With just under 2,000 square feet of floor space, the D’Anbino tasting room has easily become the largest in the downtown area. The atmosphere is modern and relaxing. The room’s décor features memorabilia depicting the family’s history of producing award-winning music, as well as award-winning wine. With a couch and comfortable chairs, a stage for live performances by the family band (illustrated on their wine labels) and other notable artists, and always a friendly and colorful group of family members on hand, the room seems to invite guests to stay for a while and enjoy good wine, good music and good company. Tasting room manager Mike Rubino commented, “After generations of making music for television and movies, and years of making premium hand-crafted wine, our family is so excited to be able to showcase our two greatest loves through our new tasting room.” D’Anbino Vineyards and Cellars is an entirely family-owned and operated producer of premium hand-crafted wines. D’Anbino cofounder and winemaker Carmine Rubino refers to his family as “a funloving group with a heritage of wine, music and togetherness.”

“Our mission,” states Rubino, “is to produce small lots of sitespecific, hand-crafted, premium-quality wines. We strive to blend wine with music, food and family…and to have fun doing it!” The D’Anbino tasting room is located at 710 Pine Street – the historic train station – in downtown Paso Robles. Tasting room hours are Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. When you stop by, you’re guaranteed to enjoy great wine, a relaxing atmosphere and friendly people…and if you’re lucky you might just catch the family band rehearsing for their next gig.

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Arroyo Robles
Family owned and operated, it is our goal to enhance your wine tasting experience and show you the true beauty of Paso Robles wines. Tasting bar features gifts, wine accessories and picnic supplies.
Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso Robles 877-759-WINE | www.arroyorobles.com

Bear Cave Cellars
Hand-crafted Paso Robles red wines.
Come on by when you see the Bear Flag fly or give us a call and we will open. 1227 Park Street Suite B Paso Robles 805-238-4329

Downtown Paso Robles is home to more than 10 premium tasting rooms, all within walking distance of one another. Each of these boutique wineries offers a unique experience with individual flavor. Together they make for an unforgettable Wine Country destination
Edward Sellers
Edward Sellers is a boutique winery specializing in small lots of handmade American Rhône-style wines from Paso Robles. Our awarding winning wines reveal an elegant structure and an intense fruit concentration distinctive of their progressive Central Coast origins.

Orchid Hill
Fine premium estate wines are paired with cheese to complement your tasting experience on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and by appointment. We also feature art work by world-renowned artist Jean-Pierre de Rothschild.
1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles 805-237-7527 Thursday-Monday 11:30-6 or by appointment

Pianetta Winery
Pianetta Winery creates limited releases of premium red varietals and blends using our own Estate Vineyards in Indian Valley. From growing to winemaking our techniques focus on balance and intense flavor. Join us at the Historic Granger’s Union Building. 829 13th Street, Paso Robles 805-226-4005 | www.pianettawinery.com Sunday, Monday, Thursday: 12pm-6pm Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm

D’Anbino
Owned by a family of professional musicians, you will always be entertained in our lively tasting room. Experience our award-winning wines and music memorabilia.
710 Pine Street, Paso Robles 805-227-6800 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11-6

Vihuela
Vihuela (vee-way-la) is a boutique winery with a passion for old-world Spanish guitar and a taste for new world, artisan wine. Each wine is crafted to express an elegant balance of art and science that we’d love to share with you!
1307 Park St, Paso Robles (behind Keller Williams) 805-835-4304 Sunday & Monday 11-4 Thursday through Saturday 11-8

Come in and enjoy a taste. 1220 Park Street, Paso Robles in the newly completed “Clock Tower Building” 805-239-8915 | www.edwardsellers.com Thursday-Monday, Noon-7

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President’s Day Passport Weekend at the Far Out Wineries of Paso Robles
The 16 Far Out Wineries of Paso Robles are partnering with the Wellness Community of the Central Coast for a fundraiser to help find “Hope and Support” for people with cancer and their families with the President’s Day Passport Weekend, February 15-18. Sample award-winning wines and enjoy VIP treatment as you travel through the Far Out Wine Country of Paso Robles. Activities planned exclusively for Passport holders include complimentary wine tasting at each winery, special barrel tasting, winery tours, new releases, food pairings and much more. For your $25 donation you will receive a VIP Passport and a stamp at each winery you visit. After visiting eight tasting rooms you will be entered into a final drawing for some terrific prizes! In addition ... 5% of the weekend sales will be donated to the Wellness Community! Advance passports will be available at a discounted price by contacting Judy at Norman Vineyards (805) 237-0138.

A Sit-Down Seminar Featuring Far Out Zinfandel and more!
Calling all Zinfandel fans. This is your opportunity to taste wines from all 16 Far Out Wineries in one great location and perhaps learn a thing or two! On Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the winemakers or proprietors will form a panel to present, seminar style, a wide range of Zinfandels at Calcareous Vineyards. Hear straight from the source the winemaking principals used in crafting and farming your favorite varietal. Determine for yourself what styles you tend to favor and re-affirm why you just can’t get enough Zinfandel! Cost is $55 per person. For reservations, call Judy at (805) 2370138 Make your reservations early, this event will sell out!

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Visit some of the newest and most exciting wineries on Califonia’s Central Coast!
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PENMAN SPRINGS VINEYARD
Penman Springs Vineyard is an artisan wine farm dedicated to producing the finest grapes possible. We grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sarah, Petite Sarah and Muscat Blanc. A select portion of these grapes is crafted into award winning table and dessert wines. Taste the Art Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm (closed January) 1985 Penman Springs Road, Paso Robles 805-237-7959 | www.penmansprings.com

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Our vineyard has been in since the late ’80s. B & E Vineyard is a small family owned winery. We invite you come and taste our wines in the B & E Saloon that overlooks the vineyard.
Daily 11am-5pm 10000 Creston Road, Paso Robles 805-238-4815 www.bevineyard.com

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Family owned and operated vineyard and winery specializing in handcrafted wines with intense colors and flavors. Join us in celebrating in the true Italian tradition with food and wine pairing, salami, prosciutto, provolone, sopres-sata, pâté, imported pasta, specialty items and the finest pasta sauces. Food available daily. Open Daily 10am-7:30pm 5185 Union Road, Paso Robles 805-226-0227 | www.falconnestwine.com

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Taste, Smell, Witness the Passion at Still Waters
Paul Hoover might describe himself first and foremost as a farmer, but it is when he takes his love for growing things and applies it to the crafting of his award-winning wines for Still Waters Vineyards that his true genius is apparent. “I consider myself first a wine grower because I’m passionate about agriculture, but with winemaking I get to enjoy the entire process, from growing the finest fruit to seeing it to the end with the production of great wine. I want to stay small because I feel the hands-on approach allows you work with the wine during the whole process and really put my signature and touch on the wines. For example, it’s unusual for winery of my size to make twelve different types of wine including five whites.” As a graduate of nearby Cal Poly, Paul initially took his degree in agriculture and entered the resort and restaurant business. The call of the fields was strong, though and after a number of successful years in that business, Paul and his wife Patricia followed their hearts and bought a vineyard. The vineyard is located in an area with soils and climate perfect for growing premium wine grapes. The ranch sits high atop hills that slope gently from the north to the south, giving the vines the perfect exposure to the summer sun as it rises and sets over the El Pomar area. Light afternoon winds blow through the vines providing good airflow through the canopy for proper ripening. As the sun sets, the onshore winds flow from the Pacific Ocean cooling the vineyard to night temperatures in the 50°s. The 40°-50° daily temperature swings allow the fruit to cool at night, lengthening the ripening process to intensify the flavor and allowing the seeds to mature, providing proper tannin and flavors. All of these influences from Mother Nature help create the perfect balance of Still Waters Vineyards estate wines. The setting is also perfect for people. If it’s a glimpse of the magnificence of California that you seek, the breathtaking panoramic view of acres of lush vines and rolling, golden hills available at Still Waters Vineyards is second to none. This is truly a place of unsurpassed beauty and many have taken advantage of the setting for their weddings and parties. This is not your average tasting room either. Says Paul, “My resort background drew me to this site because of the unique opportunity to create both an indoor and outdoor setting for tasting room guests, which includes a picnic area underneath the 100-year-old olive grove from which we produce our gourmet Spanish olive oil.” Tasting room manager and assistant winemaker, Kasey Justus, and her staff always provide a warm environment for the guests. At Still Waters Vineyards you can truly taste, smell and witness the passion for growing things that has helped Paul and Patricia Hoover realize their dreams. For more information call the vineyard at (805) 237-9231 or go to www.stillwatersvineyards.com.

CHATEAU MARGENE
A micro winery specializing in the production of small lots of luxury, handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Margene produces 3,000 cases per year and focuses on viticulture and winemaking practices that offer maximum expression of the Paso Robles terrior. Come enjoy the wines and picnic on the deck or under the oaks.
Open Saturday-Sunday Noon-5pm By advanced appointment on Fridays 4385 La Panza Road, Creston, CA 805-238-2321 | www.chateaumargene.com

CASS VINEYARDS
Visit us at our café style tasting room and sample your favorite Rhône wines, paired with samples of select gourmet cheese, pâte and specialty food. Our Chef’s Pantry offers an array of choices for an impromptu picnic indoors or out. We also offer a lunch menu prepared by our Chef Dusty Lehigh Friday thru Sunday.
Open Monday-Friday 12-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm 7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles 805-239-1730 | www.casswines.com

Enjoy the beauty of gently rolling hills in the Paso Robles countryside and discover some of the newest and most exciting wineries on California’s Central Coast.

STILL WATERS VINEYARDS
Taste handcrafted estate wines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sarah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular views from our olive grove overlooking the vineyard. Thursday-Monday 11-5pm 2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles 805-237-9231 | www.stillwatersvineyards.com

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Eighth Annual ‘World of Pinot Noir,’ March 7-8
The Eighth Annual World of Pinot Noir, to be held March 7-8, at the Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach, will include two days of in-depth seminars, tastings, and Pinot Noir-inspired meals. More than 180 Pinot Noir producers from around the globe participate in this annual event that historically sells out, attracting attendees world-wide. Tickets are available at www.wopn.com. “Enthusiasm for the World of Pinot Noir continues to grow each year,” said John Niven, chairman of the 2008 World of Pinot Noir. “It’s gratifying to see such interest among producers internationally to be involved and to contribute their knowledge and expertise to this event.” The World of Pinot Noir kicks off Friday, March 7, with tasting seminars held at local winery locations. 2008 seminars include: • Pinot Noir Primer with John Haeger, author of North American Pinot Noir • Exploring the AVA’s of Oregon’s New World Burgundy – panelists include Michael Etzel, Beaux Freres; Ben Casteel, Bethel Height Vineyard; Steve Doerner, Cristom Vineyards; Adam Campbell, Elk Cove Vinyards; Lynn Penner-Ash, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars; and Tony Soter, Soter Vineyards. • Are We Losing Our Regionality? moderated by Peter Neptune, MS – panelists include Grant Stanley, Quails Gate, BC; Tony Rynders, Domaine Serene, OR; Steven Rogstad, Cuvaison Estate Wines, CA; Adam Lee, Siduri, CA; Christian Roguenant, Baileyana Winery, CA; Evelyn Vidal, Kingston Family Vineyards, Chile; and Norm Yost, Flying Goat Cellars, CA. • A Riedel Pinot Noir Stemware Focus & Food Pairing – a World of Pinot Noir exclusive moderated by George Riedel – panelists include Dan Kosta, Kosta Brown, CA; and Melissa Burr, Stoller Vineyards, OR. • Latitudes & Longitudes – A Global Perspective on Pinot Noir – moderated by Fred Dame, MS – panelists include Mattias Gubler, Switzerland; Andrew Hood, Tasmania; Ernst Loosen, Germany; Nick S. Mills, New Zealand; and Sergio Mottura, Italy. • Old Clones/Old Vines vs New Clones/New Vines – moderated by Patrick Comiskey, Wine & Spirits Magazine – panelists include

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Myron Redford, Amity Vineyards, OR; Dan Goldfield, Dutton-Goldfield, CA; Milla Handley, Handley Cellars, CA; Ken Bernards, Ancien Wines, CA; Eric Hickey, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, CA; Nathan Kandler, Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards, CA; and Harry Pederson-Nedry, Chehalem, OR. • Iron Sommelier Challenge: Pinot Noir Two Ways – moderated by William Sherer, MS, Aureole, Las Vegas Always a much anticipated event, the annual Burgundian tasting will feature the wines of Domaine Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier. Created in 1863, this family estate is run from the Château of ChambolleMusigny. Viticulturist & winemaker Frédéric Mugnier will join Allen Meadows, editor of Burghound.com, to present the following wines: NSG 1°C Clos de la Maréchale 2004, 2005, 2006; ChambolleMusigny 2001, 2003, 2004; and Musigny 2001, 2003, 2004. On Friday, the signature Gala Dinner and Reception will feature

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Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association Presents ‘A Wine Fantasy in February’ – Wine Tasting Event
The Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association presents a “A Wine Fantasy in February” wine tasting passport event on Saturday, February 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by 14 award-winning Santa Ynez Valley wineries, this popular annual event brings visitors from throughout the nation to sample the fine wines of the Santa Ynez region. Passport guests will have the opportunity to speak with vintners and winemakers, sample premium Santa Ynez Valley wines, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres throughout the day. Tickets for the passport event are just $35 per person, which includes tasting at all 14 wineries, hors d’oeuvres and a Wine Country logo glass. Each of the participating wineries will also honor free wine tasting on Sunday, February 10, when logo glass is presented. This added wine tasting opportunity provides a full weekend of wine tasting for passport holders. Tickets will be sold through the SYV Wine Country office until 5 p.m. on Friday, February 8. Passports will be available for purchase on the day of the event at Bridlewood Winery, Arthur Earl in Los Olivos and Lucas & Lewellen in Solvang. For more information or passport order forms, call the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association at 1-800-563-3183 or visit the Association website for a downloadable form at www.santaynezwinecountry.com Participating wineries include: Alexander & Wayne, Arthur Earl, Bridlewood Winery, Buttonwood Farm Winery, Casa Cassara, Daniel Gehrs Wines, Lincourt, Lucas and Lewellen Vineyard, Mandolina, Presidio Winery, Rideau Vineyard, Royal Oaks Winery, Scott Cellars and Sunstone Vineyard and Winery.
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Steven Roberts Gospel Music Workshop & Concert
It’s that time of year again! Mama Pat’s Inner Light Community Gospel Choir is celebrating Black History Month with a rousing workshop and concert. Featured this year is the music of the King of Gospel, Rev. James Cleveland. Anybody can participate in the workshop and learn to sing Gospel songs. It will be held Thursday and Friday, February 7 and 8, at 7 p.m. at Unity Church, 227 E. Arrellaga Street in Santa Barbara. The cost for the workshop is $35, which includes concert participation. The dress rehearsal will be on Saturday, February 9 at 10 a.m., and the concert will be held Saturday night, February 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the beautiful Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota Street in Santa Barbara. Concert tickets are $15 and $12 (senior/youth) and will be available at the door. For more information, visit www.luketheatre.org or www.innerlightchoir.com. This Steven Roberts Gospel Music Workshop is for anyone who has ever wanted to sing! There is no experience required and no auditions – just come with a desire to let loose and sing! Steven Roberts will teach by rote five to eight original songs (no music reading necessary). Steven has been nominated twice for Grammy Awards and is known throughout the industry as an outstanding and consistent gospel writer. He has been asked to give his workshops all over the U.S. and abroad, including Japan. One of the most touching places Steven has taught his Workshop, called “Celebration of the Spirit,” was for the families of the survivors of the 1995 Murrah Building bombing in Oklahoma City. The Steven Roberts Concert will feature arrangements in the wide range of gospel music and special guest vocalists Dauri Kennedy & Victor Hurtado. Inner Light Community Gospel Choir’s mission is “Touching hearts and lifting spirits,” and they continue to share their music with the community. Come celebrate Black History Month at the Annual Steven Roberts Gospel Music Workshop and Concert. For more information about the choir, call (805) 729-1159.

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# Donati Family Vineyard – Templeton Daily 11am-5pm Corner of 46 West & Vineyard Dr; 805-238-0676 X X Donatoni Winery – Paso Robles 3225 Township Rd; 805-226-0620 Sa-Su 12-5 Or By Appt X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Dover Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su 4520 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0101 11-5 Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery – Paso Robles 1953 Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Daily 10-5:30 Eagle Castle Winery – Paso Robles Daily 3090 Anderson Rd; 805-227-1428 10:30-5:30 X # Eberle Winery – Paso Robles 3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607 # Edward Sellers – Paso Robles 1220 Park St; 805-239-8915 # EOS Estate Winery – Paso Robles 5625 Hwy 46 East; 805-239-2562 Daily 10-5 Th-Mo 12-7 Daily 10-5 X

# Bear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles By Appt. & 1227 Park St; 805-238-4329 Some Weekends # Bella Luna – Templeton 1850 Templeton Rd; 805-434-5477 Bianchi Winery – Paso Robles 3380 Branch Rd; 805-226-9922 Black Hand – San Miguel 1735 Nygren Rd; 805-712-WINE Fr-Su 10-5 Daily 10-5 By Appt

L’Aventure Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su 11-4 2815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588 or By Appt Laura’s Vineyard – Paso Robles 5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300 Le Cuvier – Paso Robles 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-238-5706 Linne Calodo – Paso Robles 3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 Locatelli Winery – Paso Robles 8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 Daily 10-5 By Appt, Wine Club Only Fr-Su 11-5 Fr-Su 11-4 Daily 10:30-5 By Appt Fr-Sa 10-5; Su 12-5 Or By Appt Su-Th 10-5 Fr-Sa 10-6 By Appt Daily 10-5 Th-Mo 10:30-6 Daily 10-5:30 Fr-Su 11-5 Th-Mo 11-5

Brian Benson Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 2985 Anderson Rd; 805-296-9463 10:30-5 Calcareous Winery – Paso Robles Th-Mo Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289 11-5 Caparone Winery – Paso Robles 2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827 Daily 11-5

# Falcon Nest Winery– Paso Robles Daily 5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227 10-7:30 Firestone Vineyard – Paso Robles Hwy 46 East; 805-688-3940 Five Rivers Winery – Paso Robles 8998 North River Rd; 805-467-0192 Four Vines Winery – Templeton 3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0055 Daily 10-5 By Appt Daily 11-5

Carmody McKnight Estate Wines – Paso Robles 11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X Casa de Caballos – Templeton 2225 Raymond Avenue; 805-434-1687 # Cass Vineyards – Paso Robles 7350 Linne Rd; 805-239-1730 # Castoro Cellars – Templeton 1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 # Cayucos Cellars – Cayucos 131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036 Changala Winery – Templeton 422 Main St; 805-238-0421 # Chateau Margene – Creston 4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321 Christian Lazo – San Miguel 249 10th Street, Suite A; 805-467-2672 Daily 11-5 Daily 11-6 Daily 10-5:30 We-Su 11-5:30 Closed Tu X X X X

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Garretson Wine Co. – Paso Robles Daily 2323 Tulley Rd #110; 805-239-2074 11-5 Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles 5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808 # Grey Wolf Cellars– Paso Robles 2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771 # Halter Ranch Vnyd– Paso Robles 8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 # Hansen Vineyard– Templeton 5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 Harmony Cellars– Harmony 3255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805-927-1625 By Appt Daily 11-5:30 Th-Mo 11-5 Daily 10-5:30 Daily 10-5

Martin & Weyrich – Paso Robles 2610 Buena Vista Dr; 805-238-2520 McClean Vineyards – Templeton 4491 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-237-2441

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Meridian Vineyards – Paso Robles 7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133 # Midlife Crisis – Paso Robles 1244 Pine St, Suite A; 805-237-8730 Midnight Cellars – Paso Robles 2925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904 # Minassian-Young – Paso Robles 4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571 Moonstone Cellars – Cambria 801 Main St, Suite C; 805-927-9466

Chumeia Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily 8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102 10-5 Clautiere Vineyard – Paso Robles 1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789 # D’Anbino Cellars – Paso Robles 710 Pine St; 805-227-6800 Dark Star Cellars – Paso Robles 2985 Anderson Rd; 805-237-2389 Daily 12-5 Fr-Su 11-6 Fr-Su 10:30-5

# Hearthstone Tasting Room – Paso Robles 1244 Pine St, Ste A; 805 237-8730 Th-Mo 10:30-6 Hice Cellars – Paso Robles 821 Pine St Unit D; 805-237-8888 Hug Cellars – Paso Robles 2323 Tuley Ct Ste. 120 D; 805-828-5906 Th-Mo 12-5 Th-Mo 11-5

NadeauFamilyVintners – Paso Robles Fr-Su 3860 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-3574 12-5 Norman Vineyards – Paso Robles 7450 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0138 Daily 11-5

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# Still Waters Vineyards – Paso Robles Th-Mo 2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231 11-5 Summerwood – Paso Robles 2175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365 Daily 10-5:30 X X

Sylvester Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily 5115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 11-5 Tablas Creek – Paso Robles 9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231 Terry Hoage – Paso Robles 870 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2083 Daily 10-5 By Appt

Thunderbolt Junction – Paso Robles Fr-Su 2740 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805-226-9907 11-5 Tobin James Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 8950 Union Rd; 805-239-2204 10-6 Tolo Cellars – Paso Robles 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-2282 Fr-Mo 11-5 Daily 9-5 Fr-Su 10-5 By Appt Th-Sa 11-8 Su & Mo 11-4 Th-Su 11-5 Daily 10-5 We-Su 11-5:30 Su 11-5 By Appt Daily 11-4:30 Daily 11-5

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Turley Wine Cellars – Templeton 2900 Vineyard Dr; 805-434-1030 Venteux Vineyards – Templeton 1795 Las Tablas Rd; 805-369-0127 Victor Hugo Winery – Templeton 2850 El Pomar Dr; 805-434-1128 # Vihuela Winery – Paso Robles 1307 Park St; 805 835-4304 Villicana Winery – Paso Robles 2725 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-9456 Vina Robles – Paso Robles 3700 Mill Rd; 805-227-4812

Rainbows End Winery – San Miguel By 8535 Mission Ln; 805-467-3345 Appt # Rio Seco – Paso Robles 4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884 RiverStar Vineyards – Cayucos 36 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3741 RN Estate Winery – Paso Robles 7986 North River Rd; 805-467-3106 # Robert Hall – Paso Robles 3443 Mill Rd; 805-239-1616 Rotta Winery – Paso Robles 3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0510 # Rocky Creek Cellars – Templeton 8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919 Daily 11-5 Fr-Su 11-4 By Appt Daily 10-6 Daily 11-5 Th-Su 11-5 X

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VinFuzion – Paso Robles 2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0208 Vista Del Rey – Paso Robles 7340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 Whalebone Winery – Paso Robles 8325 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-9020 # Wild Coyote Winery – Paso Robles 3775 Adelaida Rd; 805-610-1311

San Marcos Creek Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily 11-5 7750 North Hwy; 805-467-9260 Scott Aaron – Templeton 422 South Main; 888-611-9463 # Sculpterra – Paso Robles 5015 Linne Road, 888-302-8881 # Silver Horse – San Miguel 2995 Pleasant Rd; 805-467-WINE # Silver Stone – Paso Robles 827 13th St; 805-226-2788 Skyhawk Lane – San Miguel 1605 Commerce Way; 213-200-4661 Sa-Su 11-5 Fr-Su 10-5 or By Appt Fr-Mo 11-5 Mo-Th 12-7 Fr-Sa 12-8 Su 11-4 By Appt

Daily Wild Horse Winery – Templeton 1484 Wild Horse Winery Ct; 805-434-2541 11-5 # Windward Vineyard – Paso Robles 138 Live Oak Rd; 805-239-2565 York Mountain – Templeton 7505 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-3925 Zenaida Cellars – Paso Robles 1550 Hwy 46 West; 805-227-0382 Daily 11-5 Daily 11-5 Daily 11-5 Fr-Su 11-5 X

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# Wood Winery – Arroyo Grande 136 Bridge St; 805-489-9663 Wolff Vineyards – San Luis Obispo 6238 Orcutt Rd; 805-781-0448

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Andrew Murray – Los Olivos 2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Arthur Earl – Los Olivos 2921 Grand Ave; 805-693-1771 Beckmen Vineyards – Los Olivos 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-8664 Bernat – at Los Olivos Café 2879 Grand Ave; 805-688-7265

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SAN LUIS OBISPO Alapay Cellars – Avila Beach 415 First St; 805-595-2632 Daily 10:30-6 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

S A N TA M A R I A / F O X E N C A N Y O N Addamo Estate Vineyards – Orcutt Tu-Su 400 East Clark Ave; 805-937-6400 11-7 Bedford Thompson – Los Alamos 448 Bell St; 805-344-2107 Byron Vineyard – Santa Maria 5250 Tepusquet Rd; 805-934-4770 Cambria Winery – Santa Maria 5475 Chardonnay Lane; 888-339-9463 Chimere – Santa Maria 217 North Russell; 805-310-1148 Costa de Oro – Santa Maria 1331 S. Nicholson Ave; 805-922-1468 Daily 11-5 By Appt Daily 10-5 By Appt Daily 11-6 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Aron Hill Vineyards – Morro Bay Th-Su 845 Embarcadero Rd, Suite F; 805-610-5751 12-5 # Baileyana Vineyard – San Luis ObispoDaily 5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 10-5 Barnwood Winery – Arroyo Grande 453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 888-809-VINE Cerro Caliente – San Luis Obispo 831 A Via Esteban; 805-544-2842 Daily 11-5 Fr-Su 11-5

Brophy Clark Cellars – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room 2905 Grand Ave; 805-929-4830 Daily 11-6 X The Brander Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily 2401 Refugio Rd; 805- 688-2455 11-4 Carhartt Vineyard – Los Olivos Th-Mo 11-5 2990A Grand Ave; 805-688-0685 (Closed Tu-We) # Carina Cellars – Los Olivos 2900-A Grand Ave; 805-688-2459 Consilience – Los Olivos 2933 Grand Ave; 805-691-1020 Curtis Winery – Los Olivos 5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 Daniel Gehrs Winery – Los Olivos 2939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 Daily 11-5 Daily 11-5 Daily 10-5 Daily 11-5 X X X X X X

# Claiborne & Churchill – San Luis Obispo Daily 2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd; 805-544-4066 11-5 Domaine Alfred – San Luis Obispo 7525 Orcutt Rd; 805-541-9463 Daily 10-5

Edna Valley Vnyd – San Luis Obispo Daily 2585 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-544-5855 10-5 Kelsey See Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily 1947 See Canyon Rd; 805-595-9700 11-5 Kynsi Winery – Arroyo Grande Th-Mo 2212 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805-544-8461 11-5 # Laetitia Vineyard – Arroyo Grande 453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 Ortman Family – San Luis Obispo 3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-473-9463 Daily 11-5 Th-Mo 10-5

Cottonwood Canyon – Santa Maria Daily 10-5:30 3940 Dominion Rd; 805-937-9063 Curtis Winery – Los Olivos 5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 Fess Parker – Los Olivos 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 Firestone Vineyard – Los Olivos 5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 Foxen Vineyard – Santa Maria 7200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-4251 IO Vineyards – Santa Maria 5250 Tepusquet Rd; 805-934-4770 Daily 10-5 Daily 10-5 Daily 10-5 Daily 11-4 By Appt

Dierberg Estate Vineyard – at Wine Country in Los Olivos 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X Epiphany Cellars – Los Olivos 2963 Grand Ave; 866-354-9463 Th-Mo 11:30- 5:30 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

John Kerr Wines – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-5:30 X Fess Parker – Los Olivos 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 Daily 10-5 Daily 10-5 X X X X X X X X X

Per Bacco Cellars – San Luis Obispo Th-Mo 1850 Calle Joaquin Rd; 805-787-0485 11-5 Piedra Creek Winery – San Luis Obispo By Appt 6425 Mira Cielo Dr; 805-541-1281

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Rancho Arroyo Grande – Arroyo Grande 591 Hi Mountain Rd; 805-474-0220 1st Saturday of the month 11-5 # Salisbury Vineyards – Avila Valley 6985 Ontario Rd; 805-595-WINE Daily 11-6 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Labyrinth – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang 2717 Aviation Way; 805-268-4155 Daily 10-5 McKeon-Philips – Santa Maria 2115 S Blosser Rd; 805-928-3025 Daily 11-6

Flying Goat Cellars – at Wine Country in Los Olivos 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 Great Oaks Ranch – at Wine Country in Los Olivos 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 J Wilkes Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 Koehler – Los Olivos 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 Daily 10-5

Saucelito Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily 3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-543-2111 10-5 Sextant Wines – San Luis Obispo 3536 S. Higuera St; 866-833-WINE Daily 11-5

Ovene Winery – Santa Maria (Tasting Room: See Solvang) X By Appt 2717 Aviation Way; 714-420-2525 Rancho Sisquoc Winery – Santa Maria Daily 10-4 6600 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-934-4332 Tantara Vineyard – Santa Maria 4747 Ontiveros Lane; 805-938-5051 By Appt X X X

Stephen Ross Wine Cellars – San Luis Obispo 2330 Johnson Ave; 805-594-1318 By Appt # Tangent Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Daily 11-5 5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 # Talley Vineyards – Arroyo Grande Daily 10:30-4:30 3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 # Taste – San Luis Obispo 1003 Osos St; 805-269-TASTE # Tolosa Winery – San Luis Obispo 4910 Edna Rd; 805-782-0500 Mo-Sa 11-9 Su 11-5 Daily 11-5

Lane Tanner Wines – at Los Olivos Tasting Room 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-6 Longoria Wines – Los Olivos 2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637 Daily 11-4:30

Tres Hermanas Winery – Santa Maria Daily 9660 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8451 10-5 Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos 6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 LOS OLIVOS Alexander & Wayne – Los Olivos 2922 Grand Ave; 805-688-9665 Daily 11-6 Daily 10-4

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# Scott Cellars – Los Olivos Th-Mo 2933 San Marcos Ave, Ste 101; 805-570-0048 12-5 Star Lane – at Wine Country in Los Olivos 2445 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 Three Saints – at Wine Country in Los Olivos 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 Vandale – at The Ballard Inn in Ballard Fr-Su 2436 Baseline Ave; 805-688-7770 12-5:30 Verdad Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 # Wild Heart Winery – Los Olivos 2933-C Grand Ave; 805-688-7386 Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos 6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 Daily 11-5 Daily 10-4

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Buttonwood Farm – Santa Ynez 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-3032 Gainey Vineyard – Santa Ynez 3950 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0558 Kalyra Winery – Santa Ynez 343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864 Roblar Winery – Santa Ynez 3010 Roblar Ave; 805-686-2603 Sunstone – Santa Ynez 125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463 S A N TA B A R B A R A Carr Vineyards – Santa Barbara 414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985 X Jaffurs – Santa Barbara 819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 Kalyra Winery – Santa Barbara 212 State St; 805-695-8606

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Honewood/Olde Mission Wine Co. Tasting room for Honeywood, Michael Grace and Ovene Winery 1539 Mission Dr, #A & B, Solvang Su-Th 9:30-5:30 805-686-9323 Fr-Sa 9:30-6:30 X Jorian Hill – Solvang 1051 Croft Lane; 805-686-8490 By Appt Daily 10-5 Fr-Mo 11-5 Daily 11-5:30 Daily 11-5:30 X X X X

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L O M P O C / B U E L LT O N Alma Rosa – Buellton 7250 Santa Rosa; 805-688-9090 Ampelos Cellars – Lompoc 805-736-9957 Babcock Winery – Lompoc 5175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455 Casa Cassara – Buellton 291 Valley St; 805-686-5159 Clos Pepe – Lompoc 4777 East Hwy 246; 805-735-2196 Daily 11-5 By Appt Daily 10:30-4 We-Mo 11-5 By Appt X X X X

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Lincourt Winery – Solvang 1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554 Lions Peak Vineyards – Solvang 1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 Lucas & Lewellen – Solvang 1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 Mandolina Wines – Solvang 1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506

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Margerum Wine Company – at Wine Cask in Santa Barbara 813 Anacapa St; 805-966-9463 Sa-Su 11-3 X Santa Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara Daily 202 Anacapa St; 805-963-3633 10 - 5 Stearns Wharf Vintners – Santa Barbara 9-9 Summer End of State St; 805-966-6624 9-6 Winter Summerland – Summerland 2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE Tu-Th 11-5 Fr-Su 11-7 X X X X X

Michael Grace – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang 1539 Mission; 805-686-9323 Daily 9:30-5:30 X Ovene Winery – at Old Mission Tasting Company in Solvang 1539 Mission; 714-420-2525 Daily 9:30-5:30 X Presidio Vineyard – Solvang 1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585 Rideau Vineyard – Solvang 1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717 Royal Oaks – Solvang 1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 Rusack Vineyard – Solvang 1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278 Shoestring Winery – Solvang 800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612 # Stolpman Vineyard – Solvang 1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-688-0400 X X X X X X X X X X Daily 11-6 Daily 11-4 Daily 10-5:30 Daily 11-5 Fr-Su 11-4 Daily 11-4 X X X X X X X

Fiddlehead Cellars – at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto 1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 530-756-4550 Th-Sa 11-4 Foley Estates – Lompoc 6121 East Hwy 246; 805-737-6222 Harrison-Clarke – Lompoc 805-686-0850 Daily 10-5 By Appt

Oreana Winery – (formally Cellar 205) Santa Barbara 205 Anacapa St; 805-962-5857 Daily 11-5 Whitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara Fr-Su 36A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-965-0956 12-4

Hitching Post Wines – at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton 406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676 Daily from 4pm X X Huber Vineyards – Lompoc 4892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 Ken Brown Wines – Buellton 2025 Still Meadows Rd; 805-448-3791 Lafond Vineyard – Buellton 6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921 Melville Vineyard – Lompoc 5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030 Mosby Winery – Buellton 9496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415 Palmina – Lompoc 1520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030 Sanford Winery – Lompoc 5010 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-735-5900 By Appt By Appt Daily 10-5 Daily 11-4 Daily 10-4 Th-Sa 11-4 Daily 11-4

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