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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MAY 9-10


Chumeia Vineyards Ice Cream Social
★ MAY 16

Wine Festival at Midlife Crisis Winery
★ MAY 23

Romanza at Vina Robles
PASO ROBLES Try the delicious complimentary wine ice cream Midlife Crisis Winery will be celebrating the Enjoy the fist summer concert at the Vina
along with award winning wines. Paso Robles Wine Festival with special tastings. Robles Hospitality Center with celebrated
ONGOING 10am-5pm, 805-226-0102, Paso Robles 10am-6pm, 805-237-8730, Paso Robles violinist Berre Byers of the Candle Light
Estrella Warbird Museum www.chumeiavineyards.com
Fascinating collection of military aircrafts ★ MAY 16
★ Strings, accompanied by veteran guitarist
10am-4pm, 805-227-0440, Paso Robles MAY 11 Wine Festival Dinner in the Caves of Eberle Manny Mestas. 6:30pm, $17/$15 Signature Club
www.ewarbirds.org Mother’s Day Brunch at Meridian Enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner prepared by Chef 805-369-0140, Paso Robles, www.vinarobles.com
Treat Mom to a gourmet brunch in the lovely Lou Rook of Anie Gunn’s restaurant in St. Louis.
★ ONGOING
★ ★ MAY 24

gardens overlooking the vineyard.
Vina Robles Winery Summer $120 wine club member/$150 non member Indoor Concert at Castoro Cellars
12-5pm, $5, 805-226-7133, Paso Robles
Concert Series 2008 6:30pm, 805-238-9607, Paso Robles Prince Diabaté
www.meridianvineyards.com
805-369-0140, www.vinarobles.com www.eberlewinery.com High energy music with great mandigo, reggae,
★ MAY 11
★ MAY 16 rap, blues & funk sounds.
Paso Robles
Lazy Local Concert at Castoro Cellars Martin & Weyrich Wine Fest 7:30pm, $20, 888-DAM-FINE, Paso Robles
May 23: Violin and Guitar Duo
Guy Budd Band Spanish/Basque Fiesta Dinner www.castorocellars.com
June 27: Usonia Jazz Band
Celebrate Mother's Day with a blues explosion Delicious traditional Spanish/Basque multi-
July 25: D. Voss Jazz Trio JUNE 8
888-DAM-FINE, RSVP, Paso Robles course dinner with fine wines. Paso Robles Pinot & Paella Cook-Off 2008
★ ONGOING WEDNESDAYS
★ www.castorocellars.com $65/$55 Avanti members, RSVP 805-238-2520 The area’s best chefs compete pairing fine wine
Wine Tasting at Vinoteca Wine Bar
★ MAY 11
★ MAY 16 & delicious paella recipes. Procedes benefit the
Local winemaker featured each week. Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation.
Mother's Day Brunch at Robert Hall Winery Cinema E Vino at Villicana Winery –
5:30-8pm, 805-227-7154, Paso Robles 2-5pm, $65, 805-239-2565, Paso Robles
Treat your mom to a relaxing day of food & wine. French Kiss
www.vinotecawinebar.com. www.pinotandpaella.com
Enjoy an array of delights from a buffet-style Enjoy wine tasting, a great film, warm blankets
• May 7: Bodegas Paso Robles
brunch prepared by Chef Jeffrey C. Scott, while you & a Tuscan style dinner in a basket. ★ JUNE 15

• May 14: Stacked Stone sip on sparkling wine in the Meritage room. 7pm, $75, Paso Robles, www.cinemaevino.com
• May 21: Brochelle Vineyards Father's Day BBQ at Robert Hall Winery
11am, $40 wine club/$45 non-wine club, Paso Robles Celebrate Father’s Day tailgate-style.
★ MAY 16

ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 805-239-1616, www.roberthallwinery.com BBQ includes baby back ribs, grilled hot dogs,
Wine Festival Winemaker Dinner
Gourmet Pairings at Meridian Vineyards ★ MAY 16-17
★ at Castoro Cellars root beer floats and more! Wine and other
Try gourmet food paired with fine wine Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival Open Enjoy an unforgettable evening of delicious beverages will be available too. The Golden
12-5pm, $5, 805-226-7133, Paso Robles House at Castoro Cellars food, fine wine & great music. Paso Robles State Classic Car Show will also be showcasing
www.meridianvineyards.com Sat: Sangria for Breakfast with delicious crepes 888-DAM-FINE, RSVP, www.castorocellars.com a variety of their muscle cars in front of the
ONGOING SATURDAYS Sat & Sun: Select library, barrel & special winery. 11am-3pm, 805-239-1616, Paso Robles
★ MAY 17-18

Templeton Farmers’ Market releases available with BBQ & Crepes www.roberthallwinery.com
Wine Festival Weekend at Falcon Nest Winery
Fresh fruit, flowers & vegetables Sun: Live music by ZZAH, 888-DAM-FINE
Enjoy delicious Cuban Lechon with Mojos ★ JUNE 25

9am-12:30pm, 805-239-6535, Templeton Paso Robles, www.castorocellars.com
sandwiches, great music & fine wine tasting. Sunset Wine Down at Robert Hall Winery
ONGOING SATURDAYS ★ MAY 16-18
★ 10am-7pm, $10, 805-226-0227, Paso Robles Unwind out on the Garden Terrace as Robert
Paso Robles Farmers’ Market The Paso Robles Wine Festival Hall continues their Friday night music series.
★ MAY 17

Country farm arts and crafts market Annual event held in Paso Robles City Park, The evening includes music, a glass of wine and
Wine Festival Dinner at Vina Robles
8am-12:30pm, 805-237-9254, Paso Robles offers guests the opportunity to taste wines a light dinner. 6-9pm, $25 pp / $20 Cavern Club
Enjoy a fun & festive evening at the Vina Robles
from more than 90 Paso Robles wineries in a 805-239-1616 x24, Paso Robles
★ ONGOING
★ Hospitality Center to kick-off the Wine Festival.
beautiful downtown setting. Wine Festival Golf www.roberthallwinery.com
Art Exhibits at Castoro Cellars A sumptuous dinner, by Two Cooks C atering,
Tournament on Friday, followed by the tasting CAYUCOS AND MORRO BAY
10am-5pm, 888-DAM-FINE, Templeton will feature local ingredients with a distinctive
event in the park on Saturday. Including indi-
www.castorocellars.com global touch paired with award winning wines. ONGOING FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
vidual events at local wineries.
• May: Paso Robles Art Association 6pm, $110/ $90 Signature Club, 805-369-0140 Art in the Park at Dinosaur Caves
805-239-8463, www.pasowine.com
Paso Robles. For details call or email: Art, crafts, children’s activities, music & more
★ ONGOING
★ ★ MAY 16-18
★ a.sintiago@vinarobles.com, www.vinarobles.com on beautiful bluffs overlooking the ocean
Vina Robles Ballroom Dance Classes 26th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival
Learn to dance & show what you have learned MAY 17 10am-4pm, 805-704-8128, Pismo Beach
Weekend at Anglim Winery Tuscan Italian Dinner Night at
during the social dance hour! 805-369-0140 www.pismochamber.com
Open house daily. Taste what's new at Anglim, Martin & Weyrich
6pm, $10 wine club members/$12 non-members from Rhône blends to Rosé and Pinot Noir. ONGOING
Enjoy amulti-course dinner with fine wines
Winery Hours: 10am-5pm, Paso Robles Barrel samples, gourmet cheeses and decadent Central Coast Outdoor Day Hikes
featuring Cafe roma. Paso Robles
Vina Robles Hospitality Center, www.vinarobles.com chocolate surprises! 10am-6pm, 805-227-6813 Sat/Sun, 888-873-5610, Morro Bay
$95/$80 Avanti members, RSVP 805-238-2520
• May: Samba & Mambo Friday: Winemaker Dinner pairing the artistry of www.centralcoastoutdoors.com
• June: Swing & Foxtrot Chef Koby and Anglim wines with the always ★ MAY 18

Vina Robles Reidel Seminar ONGOING
• July: Rumba & Waltz rambunctious Anglim clan. Paso Robles
Taste fine Vina Robles’ wines presented in Art Demonstrations by Fine Artists
ONGOING Saturday: Join Anglim in the park or Non-profit art gallery exhibit of local artists
at the tasting room. Riedel’s newest glass line, FLOW.
Painting Exhibits at Villicana Winery 7pm, 805-772-2504, Morro Bay
Sunday: Brunch is served! Join Anglim for 1pm, $65/$60 Signature Club, 805-369-0140,
Enjoy fine art work along with fine wines. www.morrobayartassociation.org
delicious small bites paired with Anglim wines, Paso Robles. For details call or email:
11am-5pm, 805-239-9456, Paso Robles
as well as complimentary reserve and library c.zuur@vinarobles.com, www.vinarobles.com ONGOING
★ MAY 1-3
★ tasting. $5/pp; complimentary for Winemaker's MAY 18 Adventures with Nature
Hospice Du Rhône Club, 805-227-6813 or info@anglimwinery.com Wine Festival at Meridian Docent guided walks
The world's largest international celebration of Swing into Meridian Vineyards for a tribute to Morro Bay State Park Museum
Rhône varietal wine. Paso Robles ★ MAY 16
★ the jivin’ ’40s! Enjoy live music by the Viper of Natural History, 805-772-2694, www.ccnha.org
805-784-9543, www.hospicedurhone.org Winemaker Dinner at Robert Hall Winery Four, sample gourmet cheeses from Various hikes at various times including; Fast Hike
• May 1: Rhône-n-Bowl-Sells out quickly Go back to the good old days of the supper Di Raimondo’s Italian Market paired with your to Coon Creek, White’s Point Vistas, Black Hill
• May 2: Tastings throughout the day club. Enjoy 1960s stlye crooning of a "ratpack" favorite Meridian Limited Release wines. Trail, Sand Spit Walk and Ocean Lagoon.
• May 2: Dine Around tribute ensemble with gourmet dinner. 11am, $40, 805-226-7133, Paso Robles
6:30-9:30pm, 805-239-1616, Paso Robles www.meridianvineyards.com ONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
• May 3: Tastings, auction, grand tasting &
www.roberthallwinery.com Morro Bay Embarcadero Art Walk
farewell gala MAY 23-27 Art galleries’ open house receptions
MAY 2 ★ MAY 16
★ Paso Robles Kruse Week 2008 5-8pm, 805-772-1068, Morro Bay
Gourmet Food at Meridian Falcon Nest Winemaker Dinner The five-day automotive themed kruse week
Enjoy some of the best gourmet foods from Celebrate the Paso Robles Wine Festival with a will kick off on Friday with a car auction to be ONGOING SATURDAYS
local suppliers paired with fine wine. 4 course gourmet dinner paired with fine wine. held at River Oak Hot Springs Spa. The auction Fishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro Bay
12-5pm, $5, 805-226-7133, Paso Robles 7pm, $75 members/$85 non-member, 805-226-0227 launches a lively five days of activities. Fresh seasonal fruit, crafts & musicians
www.meridainvineyards.com Paso Robles 9am-4pm, 805-237-4134, Paso Robles 3-6pm, 800-231-0592, Morro Bay

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MAY 1-4 ONGOING SUNDAYS ★ MAY 10



Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show Art on the Beach at Avila Beach Mother's Day Brunch at Tolosa Winery
Classic cars from around the country cruise to Artists paint & present their work Treat the mother in your life to a relaxing
show off their shines! Various fun events from 10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach Pier Mother's Day brunch overlooking the beautiful
ice cream socials to BBQs around Morro Bay. vineyards of Edna Ranch. This event takes place
805-772-4467, Morro Bay ONGOING FRIDAYS on Saturday at the Edna Ranch vineyard
Wine Tasting at The Loading Dock property. The brunch will consist of a buffet
SAN LUIS OBISPO
Live music, wine and food complete with an array of gourmet
ONGOING 7-10pm, $5, 805-934-3471, San Luis Obispo offerings, live music and Tolosa wines.
Christopher Cohan Center RSVP 805-782-0500x10, 11am-1pm
Performing Arts Center – San Luis Obispo ONGOING
$60pp, $50 for Wine Club Members
805-756-2787, www.pacslo.org A Murder Mystery Dinner
San Luis Opispo, www.tolosawinery.com
• May 3: SLO Symphony Enjoy a parody of The Golden Girls
• May 8: Country Mock Rock with a delicious dinner, wine and laughter ★ JUNE 1

• May 9: SLO Youth Symphony 5pm, 805-489-3875, Spyglass Restaurant Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series
Shell Beach, www.murderinmind.com Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music
• May 10: The Organ at the Opera
while enjoying the perfect Avila climate
• May 15: Capitol Steps
ONGOING THROUGH MAY 1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, Avila Beach
• May 16: Animal Farm
Looking at Jazz www.salisburyvineyards.com
ONGOING San Luis Obispo Library Jazz Series-
★ JUNE 5

The San Luis Obispo Art Center Enjoy a six week discussion program examining Girls Night Out at Salisbury Vineyards
Permanent collection and constantly rotating Jazz as an art form. San Luis Obispo Stroll through the Schoolhouse & patio
exhibits of works by local artists in all media – Reservations required, 805-781-5783 with hors d'oeuvres and wine in hand.
paintings, sculpture, photography and more. Topics: Enjoy handmade gifts and clothing from
11am-5pm, 805-543-8562, San Luis Obispo
• May 6: Jazz Innovators: local artists and designers.
www.sloartcenter.org
From Bebop, to Hard Bop, to Cool and More The evening will have an exciting theme with
ONGOING WEEKENDS • May 13: Latin Jazz and guest vendors, chefs & live music. 5:30-8:30pm
Live Music at Mother’s Tavern $25, $20 Club Avila, 805-595-WINE
Jazz as an International Music
Beautiful upscale tavern with big band music San Luis Obispo, www.salisburyvineyards.com
most Sundays too! Call for schedules. ★ MAY 1-4

805-541-8733, San Luis Obispo Roll Out the Barrels Weekend ★ JUNE 15

www.motherstavern.com Over 20 wineries share their excitment for the Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series
Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music
ONGOING wines of the region with special wine tastings,
while enjoying the perfect Avila climate
Kelrick at Unity entertainment, food pairings and much more!
1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, Avila Beach
San Luis Obispo, 805-543-PLAY • May 1: Barrels in the Plaza
www.salisburyvineyards.com
April 26-May 18: Beauty & the Beast • May 2: Winemaker dinners at wineries
• May 3-4: Passport to San Luis Obispo Wine Country ★ JUNE 29

ONGOING SECOND SUNDAY
Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series
Dallidet Adobe & Gardens www.slowine.com, 805-541-5868
Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music
Oldest house in the city of San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo
while enjoying the perfect Avila climate
Site of first commercial winery in the area.
★ MAY 2
★ 1-4pm, 805-595-WINE, Avila Beach
10am-1pm, 805-543-0638, San Luis Obispo
www.slochs.org/dallidet Joint Dinner for Roll Out the Barrels www.salisburyvineyards.com
Join Tolosa and Claiborne & Churchill Wineries ★ JULY 3

ONGOING
for a six course meal prepared by top chef Girls Night Out at Salisbury Vineyards
Automobilia Museum
José Dahan of Et Voilà. The menu will be paired Stroll through the Schoolhouse & patio
Specialty cars, toy cars & airplanes along with
many other antiques relating to transportation with eight of the best wines produced by with hors d'oeuvres and wine in hand.
10am-5pm, 805-544-1900, San Luis Opispo these two great wineries. 6pm, $115pp, RSVP Enjoy handmade gifts and clothing from
805-782-0500x10, San Luis Opispo local artists and designers.
ONGOING THROUGH MAY 20
www.tolosawinery.com The evening will have an exciting theme with
Hearst Castle Evening Tours
guest vendors, chefs & live music. 5:30-8:30pm
Experience evening reflections from the 1930s MAY 4
$25, $20 Club Avila, 805-595-WINE
$30, 800-444-4445, San Luis Obispo Sizzle Sangria & Song! –
San Luis Obispo, www.salisburyvineyards.com
www.hearstcastle.com Garden Party & Fundraiser
Swing and sway to the passionate, rhythmic ARROYO GRANDE
ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Art Gallery Events “Art After Dark” music of South America sung by the Vocal Arts ONGOING
Various art galleries stay open late & host Ensemble. A fundraiser to benefit the SLO Vocal Visit Historic Buildings in Arroyo Grande
artist receptions with wine & cheese. Arts Ensemble & the California Choral Festival Sat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm, 805-473-5077
5-9pm, 805-544-9251, San Luis Obispo 2-5pm, $30, 805-541-6797, San Luis Obispo, ONGOING SATURDAYS
www.sloartcouncil.org www.vocalarts.org Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market
ONGOING MAY 7, 14 21, 28 Farm fresh produce, music, arts & crafts
Girls’ Night Out at Edna Valley 12-2:30pm, 805-473-2250, Arroyo Grande
San Luis Obispo Art Center Show
Enjoy food demonstrations, hair designs, fine www.arroyograndevillage.org
Constantly rotating exhibits in all media
11am-5pm, 805-481-3991, San Luis Obispo wine tasting, discounts and more! ONGOING WEDNESDAYS
www.sloartcenter.org 6-8pm, $15, 805-544-5855, San Luis Obispo Learn How to Make Ice Cream
www.ednavalley.com Enjoy a 30 minute skit about ice cream
ONGOING TUESDAYS
★ MAY 8
★ where you help create new flavors.
2-oz. Tuesdays at Taste
7pm, Arroyo Grande, 805-474-4068
Weekly drink specials Girls Night Out at Salisbury Vineyards
www.docburnsteins.com
10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE Stroll through the Schoolhouse & patio with hors
San Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.com ONGOING
d'oeuvres and wine in hand. Enjoy handmade gifts
Clarke Center for Performing Arts
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS and clothing from local artists and designers. The
805-489-9444, Arroyo Grande
Wine Down Wednesdays at Taste evening will have an exciting theme with guest www.clarkcenter.org
Tastings with the winemaker vendors, chefs, & live music. 5:30-8:30pm • May 8-10: The Tempest
10am-9pm, 805-269-TASTE $25, $20 Club Avila, 805-595-WINE • May 17: Second City
San Luis Obispo, www.taste-slo.com San Luis Obispo, www.salisburyvineyards.com • June 7: Giselle

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OCEANO ONGOING SATURDAYS ONGOING ONGOING
Global Gardens Organic Food Tasting Art Exhibit at Artiste Winery Backstage Tours at Lobero Theater
ONGOING THROUGH JUNE 8
Enjoy delicious organic tastings 11am-5pm, 805-686-2626, www.artiste.com Guided tours upon request
Muskie Love
Comic adaptation of "Much Ado About 10am-2pm, $3, Los Olivos, 805-693-1600 LOMPOC 805-996-4946, Santa Barbara
Nothing" at the Great American Melodrama www.globalgardensgifts.com www.loberotheater.com
ONGOING SATURDAYS
$20, 805-489.2499, Oceano ONGOING THURSDAYS ONGOING
Olde Towne Market in Lompoc
www.americanmelodrama.com Fess Parker’s Wine Country Sing Along University at Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures
Great food, wine & music, Lompoc
SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON Sing along with Fess & Marcy, 8:30-10:30pm 805-736-4567, www.lompocrecord.com 805-893-3535, www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu
805-688-7788, Los Olivos, www.syvva.com ONGOING
ONGOING MAY 3
Santa Maria Valley Railroad ★ ONGOING THROUGH MAY 31
★ Purisima's People Days Trout Fishing & Wildlife Walks
805-922-7941, www.smvrr.com Coastal Views: Mixed Media Images & Let your imagination take you back to mission at Cachuma Lake
Elegant excursions featuring five star gourmet Photography at Carina Cellars life in 1822 with costumed docents and more! Enjoy fishing (with trout brought in) & excellent
meals. Santa Maria Artwork by Michael Hewes La Purisima Mission State Historic Park wildlife viewing from bald eagles to mule deer.
10am-5pm, 805-688-2459, Los Olivos 11am-2pm, 805-733-3713, Lompoc 805-686-5055, Santa Barbara, www.sbparks.org
ONGOING MONDAYS
www.carinacellars.com lpminfo@parks.ca.gov, www.lapurisimamission.org ONGOING
Wine Tasting at Wine Cottage Bistro
Featuring regional & varietal tastings MAY 3-4 SOLVANG Touristorica – Historic Downtown Walking Tour
5-6pm, $20, 805-934-4546, Santa Maria Fess Parker Winery Release Day BBQ Guided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past
ONGOING
9th Annual Club Member Event at Fess Parker 10am-12pm, 805-965-6307, Santa Barbara
ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Quicksilver Miniature Horse Farm
Santa Maria Valley Railway Winery with great wine & delicious BBQ Visit Solvang horse farm with beautiful vistas ONGOING
Historical Museum 11am-5pm, 805-688-1545, Los Olivos 10am–3pm, 805-686-4002, Solvang Ty Warner Sea Center
Lots of fun including a train simulator exhibit www.fessparker.com Explore creatures of the sea
ONGOING
1-4:30pm, 805-714-4927, Santa Maria MAY 16 805-962-2526, Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara
Solvang Farmers’ Market
www.smvrhm.org/museum Santa Ynez Valley National Mountain Bike - Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Fresh produce, flowers and foods, 3-7pm
ONGOING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1 Platinum Performance Solvang , 805-962-5354, www.solvangca.com www.sbnature.org/seacenter
Photo Contest at Riverbench Winery 9th annual mountain biking races attracting ONGOING
ONGOING FRIDAYS
Submit your photos of the Riverbench Winery 1000+ participants and 2000+ spectators held Lectures & Readings at the
Win a gourmet wine and food tasting for 10! Wine Tasting on the Patio
at the Stump Grinder Dirt Club in Los Olivos. Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
805-937-8340, Santa Maria Live guitar music along with fine wines
805-896-0673, Los Olivos, www.ridesb.com 805-962-8404, Santa Barbara, www.sbmm.org
5:30-7pm, 800-624-5572, Solvang
MAY 11 JUNE 6 www.royalscandinavianinn.com ONGOING SATURDAYS
Mother's Day Gracious Gourmet Sampling Winemaker Dinner at Los Olivos Café Cachuma Lake Nature Walk
at Riverbench Vineyard ONGOING WEEKENDS
Featuring John Allen Winery 1 mile walk for all ages on the Oak Canyon Trail
Sample delicious, fun treats with wines tasting Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise
$150, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos 10-11:30am, 805-688-4515, Santa Barbara
in the Cellar Room. Samples included in the Guided 2 hour cruise with wildlife and geology
www.losolivoscafe.com Cachuma Lake Nature Center
price of your wine tasting. $15, 805-686-505, Cachuma Lake
SANTA YNEZ www.cachuma.com www.cachuma.com
12-2pm, 805-937-8340, Santa Maria
ONGOING MONDAYS ONGOING ONGOING SATURDAYS
MAY 24
Maverick Saloon Blind Draw Darts Elverhoj Museum of History & Art Junior Ranger Program
Memorial Day Wine, Cheese, and Summer
Ongoing exhibits of art & photogaphy Kids learn about wildlife, ecosystems & caring
Games at Riverbench Vineyards Santa Barbara Darts Association
805-686-1211, Solvang, www.elverhoj.org for the environment, 1-2pm, Santa Barbara
Celebrate with bocce, horseshoes, and croquet Enjoy BBQ and Darts, 7pm, 805-686-4785
and a paired lwine and cheese. All this is ★ AUGUST 2
★ Cachuma Lake Nature Center
Santa Ynez, www.mavericksaloon.org
included in the price of your wine tasting. 3rd Annual Day at the Vineyard 805-688-4515, www.cachuma.com
ONGOING
10am-4pn, 805-937-8340, Santa Maria The Stolpman Family invites you to the 3rd ONGOING
Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum
Annual Day at the Vineyard. Enjoy fabulous Art Workshops for Children at Art from Scrap
SANTA MARGARITA and Parks - Janeway Carriage House
views, an informative seminar & a delicious Fun workshops where kids reuse all sorts of
ONGOING Exhibits from Chumash period through early
dinner featuring delicious Stolpman wine. materials to make works of art!
Spring Flowers Nature Hike 20th century ranch days
805-688-0400, Solvang Tues-Sat, 10am-2pm, $6, 805-884-0459
Guided hike with trained horticuluralist 12-4pm, 805-688-7889, Santa Ynez
info@stolpmanvineyards.com www.artfromscrap.org
$15, 805-238-7324, Reservation required www.santaynezvalleymuseum.org
SANTA BARBARA
Lazy Arrow Ranch, Santa Margarita ONGOING FIRST THURSDAYS
SECOND THURSDAY
ONGOING First Thursday
LOS OLIVOS Wine Impressions at Artiste
Arlington Theatre Art, cultural events & fine wine tasting!
ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Join fellow wine lovers for a blind tasting, 805-963-4408, Santa Barbara
sensory evaluation, & discussion by region 5-8pm, 805-962-2098, various venues in
Wildling Art Museum - Free Friday Flicks • May 1: Lewis Black
7-9pm, 805-686-2626, Santa Ynez downtown Santa Barbara
Free movie & snacks with discussion • May 10-11: Santa Barbara Symphony
www.artiste.com www.santabarbaradowntown.com
7pm, 805-688-1082, Los Olivos ONGOING SUNDAYS
www.wildlingmuseum.org ONGOING
ONGOING Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
ONGOING FIRST TUESDAY Chumash Casino Concerts Featuring all types of art, crafts & jewelry
805-963-4364, www.sbma.net
Wine and Art at Los Olivos café 800-585-3737, Santa Ynez 10am–6pm, 805-897-1982, East Beach Pier
www.sbaacs.com • Ongoing through May 11: From Geisha to Ghosts:
5-7pm, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos www.chumashcasino.com Leading Ladies of Japanese Woodblock prints
www.losolivoscafe.com • May 2: ShoBox Boxing ONGOING TUESDAYS
Discussions & Coffee Tastings ONGOING
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS • May 8: Montgomery Gentry
Understanding Your Palate at Los Olivos Café Get insider info on up & coming books, music and Planetarium Shows at Santa Barbara
• May 15: Engelbert Humperdinck
Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres movies with coffee tasting too, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
• June 6: Brooks & Dunn
5pm, $15, 805-688-7265, Los Olivos 805-899-3659, 3pm, Borders, Books & Music 805-682-4711, www.sbnature.com
www.losolivoscafe.com ONGOING • Exploring the Spring Sky
ONGOING FRIDAYS
• May 22: Chianti Tasting Journey Cachuma Lake Nature Walk • Cosmic Safari
Wine Tasting with the Winemakers
Naturalists lead walk on the Oak Canyon Trail 4-7pm, 805-691-1020, East Beach Wines • Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS
10-11:30am, $6, 805-688-4515, Santa Ynez Park Santa Barbara, www.eastbeachwine.com MAY 15
An Evening with the Winemaker at Los Olivos
www.cachuma.com Nights at SBMA: Art, Music, Martinis
Café ONGOING FRIDAYS
Wine tasting & hors d’oeuvres. 5pm, $15 ONGOING WEDNESDAYS Wine & Cheese Pairings & Interactive Happenings
805-688-7265, www.losolivoscafe.com Jazz on the Deck at Vineyard House at East Beach Wines Over the Rainbows & Down Rabbit Holes: The
• May 7: Michael Grace Wines Live music and fine food Enjoy delicious pairings & new selections each week Art of Children's Books. Including The Mad
• May 14: Imagine Winery 6:30pm, $2, 805-688-2886, Santa Ynez 4-7pm, $10, 805-899-1535, Santa Barbara Hatters (Rock ) Tea Party. $20/$35 non-members
• May 21: Martin & Weyrich Winery www.thevineyardhouse.com www.eastbeachwines.com 805-966-2707, www.sbma.net

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2008 Paso Robles Wine Festival Embraces Culinary Roots


The 2008 Paso Robles Wine Festival unveils its and Pasolivo Olive Oil.
key ingredients for California’s largest outdoor wine In partnership with Wine Enthusiast Magazine
tasting event on Saturday, May 17, featuring wine- two wine seminars will be lead by West Coast Editor,
makers, chefs and artisan producers. The Paso Robles Steve Heimoff. FIJI Water will be featured throughout
Wine Festival is the region’s pinnacle culinary show- the Festival to cleanse palates during the afternoon of
case now in its 26th year. Several new components to wine and food tasting. Food vendors will also be on
this traditional wine tasting celebration have been hand selling specially prepared Wine Country
added by the event’s producer, the Paso Robles Wine cuisine.
Country Alliance. New sponsorship partners, “Working with our national, regional and local
multiple ticket levels, a demonstration kitchen, wine partners elevates the Wine Festival and extends the
education classes and a general focus on locally grown, sustainably reach to attract motivated wine enthusiasts and foodies to this world-
created products as well as a new RESERVE event now complement class event,” said Stacie Jacob, executive director of the Paso Robles
the more than 90 Paso Robles wineries for a complete Festival show- Wine Country Alliance. “Bringing together common goals by focusing
case. on culinary tourism builds acclaim for the 26th Wine Festival
The 2008 Wine Festival introduces multiple ticket levels, giving weekend and Paso Robles Wine Country.”
attendees more options to choose from with an array of times and Paso Robles Wine Festival Events:
activities. RESERVE admission, new in 2008, is the all access Wine • Friday, May 16-18 – More than 110 area wineries will host special
Festival Pass. RESERVE ticket holders are invited to an intimate event activities throughout the weekend located throughout the region.
on the eve of the Wine Festival featuring exclusive wines – reserve, Events and times vary. Visit www.pasowine.com or pick up an event
barrel sample or library vintages – and Wine Country cuisine. During brochure for more information.
Saturday’s Wine Festival RESERVE attendees may also join wine- • Wine Festival Golf Tournament – Friday, May 16, at Hunter
makers at the new VIP Lounge at Hotel Cheval’s Pony Club, conve- Ranch Golf Course. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun
niently located near the park, featuring winemakers, food and a start at 8:30 a.m. Call 1-800-549-WINE to purchase tickets.
special concierge. • RESERVE – Friday, May 16 at Paso Robles Downtown City Park
All wine tasting ticket packages include unlimited wine tasting and 4-6 p.m. A new kick-off event on the eve of the Paso Robles Wine
a commemorative Riedel tasting glass. Festival winemakers gather to pour their exclusive reserve, barrel
• RESERVE – $125 – Friday RESERVE event – 4-6 p.m.; sample and library wines for Reserve ticket holders.
Saturday; 1-5 p.m. – Advance purchase only • Paso Robles Wine Festival – Saturday, May 17, at Paso Robles
• PREMIUM - $75 – Saturday 1-5 p.m. – Advance purchase only Downtown City Park 1 to 5 p.m. More than 90 wineries will be on
• FESTIVAL - $55 – Saturday 2-5 p.m. hand to pour during this unlimited wine tasting event.
• LOCALS ONLY - $45 – Saturday 2-5 p.m. – available to San Luis The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance represents wineries,
Obispo County residents, advance purchase only, deadline April 30 growers and businesses in Paso Robles Wine Country. Centrally
• Designated Driver/Child – $15 – Saturday 1-5 p.m. – four free located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along California’s
non-alcoholic beverages, commemorative beverage container and Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country is California’s fastest
entry to event area. growing wine region. It encompasses more than 26,000 vineyard
Tickets may be purchased online at www.pasowine.com or at acres and more than 200 wineries. For more information, visit
1-800-549-WINE (9463). Photo identification verifying age will be www.pasowine.com
required at time of entry. All tickets are limited, advance purchase is
highly recommended. Free all-day parking will be available at the
Paso Robles Event Center with shuttles operating to and from the
event site. More information can be found at www.pasowine.com.
Thanks to the new sponsorship partners, festival organizers have
incorporated new culinary aspects into the event. At the demonstra-
tion kitchen – sponsored by Idlers home appliance – attendees can
hear from local chefs as they share their culinary secrets through 30
minute demonstrations. The American Lamb Board and Hearst Ranch
Beef will provide sample tastes prepared at the outdoor grilling
station, guaranteed to send mouth-watering aromas throughout the
park. Walk through Artisan Alley and taste locally grown, sustainably
created products from olive oil to cheese and everything in between in
this cohesive environment of food - presented by Saveur Magazine

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OPOLO VINEYARDS
Serious Fun
by Mark Storer yards were planted off Vineyard Drive in Paso Robles. “It’s still boards
over barrels,” says Nichols referring to the Opolo bar. Weekends find

I
first got acquainted with Opolo wines before the winery actually the old shed crowded with smiling, happy customers tasting an extra-
started. Founder Rick Quinn lives in my hometown and along ordinary variety of wines.
with other friends we made wine at Quinn’s home in 1998. At that “We’ve never met a grape we didn’t like,” says Nichols. “We
time, we made Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and a few others. There produce some 30 different varietals and blends. When you come to
were more than 20 of us in the group and I didn’t know everyone. the tasting room, you can spend a couple of hours there. I think that’s
Within a year of that date, Quinn and his neighbor and partner Dave part of what people like.” From a rich bold Cabernet to a smoky
Nichols founded Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles. Normally, a writer Malbec, from Chardonnay to Petite Verdot, Opolo produces variety as
isn’t supposed to get so close to his subjects, but I cannot ignore the well as quality. “Our winemaking is based on our palates,” says
simple truth that the story of Opolo is also the story of how I got into Quinn. “It’s winemaking by a committee of staff members but both of
the world of wine. us have veto power.” Quinn and Nichols ultimately make the wine-
The name Opolo actually comes from the Dalmatian Coast, where making decisions. “We make what we like to drink.”
Quinn’s ancestral roots are. Opolo is a dry Rosé wine from that region. Stripping the pretension out of winemaking is part of the goal at
Quinn and Nichols copyrighted the name and applied it to their label, Opolo. “Opolo has always been fun,” says Quinn. “We really have a
their hobby. good time with it. Wine has always been kind of snooty – and we want
“Truly,” says Quinn at his day-job office in Ventura County, a real to take that out of it. We drink what we like and we want you to drink
estate firm, “it’s a hobby that got out of control.” Nichols, who also has what you like.”
a day job running an electronics firm in Ventura County, concurs. “I Using the tasting room as their focus, building membership for the
get up there [to Paso Robles] a couple days a week,” he says. Both wine club, Quinn and Nichols have become famous for what can only
men have serious jobs and so they designed Opolo to be serious fun. be called their gatherings. Hosting whole-roasted lamb dinners and
The winery’s beginnings really are the Cinderella story of Paso home-made carne asada, barbecued chicken and various dishes,
Robles wineries. Quinn was the first of the duo to purchase land in Opolo club members come up to the winery for the weekend and
the area in 1994. “I planted in 1995,” he says. “The winery’s first enjoy the atmosphere, the food and the wine. “We cook it ourselves
vintage was in 1999.” But the tasting room didn’t open until 2001. “It and get everyone involved,” says Quinn.
went crazy, then,” says Quinn. “We’ve learned a lot since then.” The sun sets over the rolling Paso Robles hills and the evening
The awards started rolling in, too. Gold medals from all over piled breeze stirs up a brisk coolness that mellows the warm day. Most of
up over the years and they continue to do so. Opolo’s reputation has the events feature music and dancing from a variety of performers,
been built on creating serious wines, yes – but there is no pretension. mostly Serbian and Croatian. Family members, even distant relatives
The tasting room still sits in the old tractor shed where the first vine- come to lend a hand. “They come for a good time,” Quinn says. From

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Owners, Rick Quinn and Dave Nichols

a grape stomp for the kids to food and wine pairing, “people are
having a blast,” says Nichols.
The unique reputation that Quinn and Nichols have built comes
from their dedication to making great wine and having fun doing it.
Less than a decade old, Opolo opened in Paso Robles when there were
only 40 wineries in the area. Now, there are some 200 wineries and the
region continues to grow. Opolo owns and operates some 300 acres of
grapes while purchasing some as well as selling some to other
wineries. “It all starts in the vineyard,” says Quinn. “Producing great
fruit produces great wine.”
The interview winds down and I feel less like I’ve been working and
more like I’ve been reminiscing with old friends. I don’t know that I’m
entitled to feel that way, but I can’t help it. Rick Quinn and Dave
Nichols aren’t interested in pretension, after all. Quinn shows me some
pictures of various gatherings at Opolo and the old tractor shed is
crowded with people, all of them smiling, laughing, sipping, tasting
and enjoying. There are photos of the aftermath of the 2004 earthquake
with barrels and bottles, most of them miraculously unbroken (Nichols
attributes this to the unique and signature heavier bottles that Opolo
uses), strewn over the floor. There are photos of the numerous awards
from all over the country recognizing Opolo’s extraordinary wines.
Mostly, though, there are photos of family and friends enjoying them-
selves, tasting wine and eating food, happy in each other’s company
and having serious fun. That, of course, is what Opolo is all about.
You can visit the tasting room at 7110 Vineyard Drive in Paso
Robles, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call
(805) 238-9593.

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Preferred Tasting Room:

D’ALFONSO-CURRAN WINES
by Michael Cervin The wines include the Badge, Curran and
Di Bruno labels, and there is a clear favoring of

T
RIO tasting room in Solvang has the fortu- Rhône and Italian varietals. The Badge label is
itous benefit of being not merely a tasting dedicated to Pinot Noir and a recently released
room that features one or two different Chardonnay. The Di Bruno lineup includes Pinot
labels, but three. TRIO is the newest line up of Grigio, Sangiovese and Syrah.
premium wines made by some of Santa Barbara’s Curran wines include several different Syrahs,
best winemakers. The tasting room itself is sleek plus Sangiovese and a unique Grenache Blanc,
and modern, with two zinc counter topped bars, which, Kris says, there are less than 100 acres
flanked by brown leather high back stools and planted in the entire country.
wood floors. No standing here, TRIO aims for “I make these freaky little fun wines and I
comfort. The spacious windows look out on the don’t make a lot of them,” Kris Curran says of her
main drag in Solvang so you can sip luxurious 5,000 case production.
wines and catch glimpses of the Danish town. It should come as no surprise that Bruno
“Wine is a holistic thing,” winemaker Kris D’Alfonso and Kris Curran finally opened their
Curran says. “It’s about food, family, friends, conversation and you own tasting room. Combined, they have made wine for some of the
can’t extricate one of those things from the other.” While at TRIO you’ll most respected wineries in Santa Barbara County including, Sanford,
make friends, have great wine and find intriguing conversations. As Seasmoke, Foley Estates, Koehler and Vandale. All the while they have
for food, the winery used to be a Danish bakery, though you won’t find kept true to their own vision and hoped to one day have their own
any pastries in the tasting room. Crispy baked pita chips are offered to place to showcase their styles. “One cannot live without hope,” Bruno
cleanse the palette. says, “because therein lies the passion to continue, to make better
The interior is simply decorated, all the better to focus your energy whatever you do with ethics and integrity.”
and attention on the wines in front of you. Two different lists are Fortunately, the passion shows through with all of TRIO’S wines.
presented, a $10 list which includes five wines, and a $15 list that Visit their tasting room in the heart of Solvang at 1575 Mission Drive,
provides seven tastings. As an added bonus, and something you rarely near the big windmill. Hours are 11 a.m to 5:30 p.m, daily. For more
see, all the white and red wines are appropriately chilled. information, call (805) 688-3494.

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Don Brady
and
Robert Hall

Winemaker Profile: Robert Hall Winery

by Mark Storer
DON BRADY to the success that Brady has achieved. At his core,
he is a consummately traditional winemaker. When

D
on Brady’s southern accent is disarming for a I asked him his favorite part of making wine,
California winemaker. Originally from Texas without even letting me finish the sentence, he
and as an alum of such Texas wineries (yes, replied, “harvest … that’s where the wine is made.
they exist, there are many of them and they make a My job is not to screw it up.” Brady spends a lot of
quality product) as St. Genevieve and Llano Esta- his time in the 300 acres of vineyards in various
cado, Brady’s education in wine begins in the Lone spots all over the Paso Robles region making certain
Star state, not in the gentle rolling hills of the Paso that the grapes are as good as they can be. Robert
Robles wine region. Now, though, he’s the wine- Hall also purchases grapes from vineyards around
maker for Robert Hall, the Paso Robles winery
the region.
whose wines have become synonymous with the
“We’re sort of in the business of making the
region.
wines that are pretty standard on the American list,”
Married and a father of two teenagers, Brady
says Brady. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon
came to California to work for the wine giant Deli-
Blanc, Chardonnay and Syrah are the main vari-
cato and he started his California sojourn in
etals. But Brady also makes quite a few Rhônes and
Modesto. “They moved me over to the King City
Rhône blends including the aforementioned Rhône
region and we didn’t want to live there, so we found
Paso Robles.” Brady commuted to King City, a 54 du Robles which is a best seller. “We used to make
mile trek one-way, for four years. “That’s all I could Zinfandel, but that tends to be pretty specialized
do. It took a lot out of me,” he says. It was then that and we’ve stopped doing it for a while,” he says.
he found Robert Hall who was just beginning in Robert Hall is also famous for their Port, a treat for
2001 and was preparing to make a name for himself wine lovers that Brady makes each year.
in the Paso Robles area. Robert Hall’s winery and tasting room are located
“It was a good fit,” Brady says of his work with on the “wine highway” 46 East. Don Brady can be
Hall. Apparently, it still is. Happily helping create found there quite often tending to his wines, and
such powerhouses at Robert Hall’s Rhone de Robles, making a name not only for himself as winemaker,
Cabernet Sauvignon and Blanc de Robles, Brady has but for Robert Hall wines as well. The tasting room
brought the Robert Hall name to real prominence. is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more infor-
There’s no secret, either. There’s no special method mation, call (805) 239-1616.

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Guest Chef Dinners at Eberle


Eberle Winery of Paso Robles, has announced the entire line-up of
their one-of-a-kind Guest Chef Dinner Series, which takes place each
month in the Eberle wine caves and features chefs from across the
U.S.A. Next in the series, on Friday, May 16, is Wine Festival Dinner
in the Caves spotlighting Chef Lou Rook of Annie Gunn’s, St. Louis
MO. Known for his heartwarming, nurturing, robust dishes and
winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Chef Lou Rook of
Annie Gunn’s Restaurant is a dear friend whose love for food and
family is spotlighted in every dish he prepares. (He also happens to
have one of the best restaurants in the state of Missouri!) Come cele-
brate Wine Fest with a dinner in the caves at Eberle!
For reservations or a complete schedule of upcoming Guest-Chef
Dinners, visit www.eberlewinery.com or call (805) 238-9607.

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Hospice du Rhône Presents Rhône Rendezvous


x Hospice du Rhône (HdR), creators and organizers of the world’s
largest annual international celebration of Rhône wines, will high-
light specialty food producers and importers of Rhône wines at its
these wines are represented by importers, who make an interna-
tional event like this possible.
The entire HdR 2008 event, From Roussanne with Love, takes
2008 event, From Roussanne with Love. Taking place on May 2, place May 1-3 at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles. Visit
from 3 to 6 p.m., the Rhône Rendezvous is a new addition to the www.hospicedurhone.org or call (805) 784-9543 for more informa-
lineup of seminars and tastings. tion.
This year’s Rendezvous will feature more than 20 specialty food HdR hosts an annual experience that embraces the versatility of
producers; including names like Ocean Rose Abalone, Hearst Ranch Rhône wines and embodies the distinctive spirit in which they are
Beef, Vivant Fine Cheese, and the girl and the fig. They will be created. This truly unique three-day event is regarded as the single
serving samples of their finest foods from tables interspersed with most important and enjoyable gathering of international Rhône
more than 100 Rhône producers from all over the world. Many of wine producers and enthusiasts in the world.

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PREFERRED RESTAURANTS
C AY U C O S
HOPPE’S GARDEN BISTRO
& WINE SHOP
by Charles Neave HOPPE’S GARDEN BISTRO & WINE SHOP
The most highly acclaimed restaurant and Wine Shop on the
You have to wonder what Old Timers would say when they Central Coast. Recognized for Chef Wilhelm Hoppe’s seasonally
saw the word “The Way Station” emblazoned on the outside of inspired menu, hand-selected wine list with a beautiful garden
this handsome restored building in the middle of Cayucos just and historical setting. Offering a wide range of menu items -
across from the ocean. And then went inside and were from wild game to prime meats and vegetarian/vegan items.
78 N. Ocean Avenue • Wednesday-Sunday 11am-10pm
confronted by one of best wine (and wines by the glass) lists
www.hoppesbistro.com • 805.995.1006
around. The food is also a long way above anything you might
have found in this charming seaside town at the turn-of-the-
century. These are all some of the reasons that if you mention to
people along the coast and inland (at least those who know
enough to appreciate and search out a fine bottle of wine and SAN LUIS OBISPO
first rate food) that you are headed to Cayucos, the first words
out of their mouth are likely to be “Hoppe’s Garden Bistro.”
The menu chef and owner Wilhelm (‘Bill’) Hoppe has put
together is inspired by the seasons and complimented by that
MAMA'S MEATBALL
exceptional wine list (with wines also available for retail sale). He
Fine Italian Restaurant and Catering
features organic meat and produce from the farmers markets in
Mama's Meatball has specialized in
the area and uses local lobster and shellfish, including abalone creating seasonal menus by using only
direct from the famous Abalone Farm. the finest and freshest ingredients.
Then add to that the wild game and venison and a selection 570 Higuera St. Suite 130-135
of both vegetarian and vegan items and put the whole delightful www.mamasmeatball.com
805-544-0861
and delicious mix in a historic building just a short walk from
the beach. Mix in gardens that are nothing less than a delight –
and often a surprise – and toss in a good helping of their friendly,
helpful and enthusiastic staff, and the result is Hoppe’s Garden
Bistro & Wine Shop. NOVO RESTAURANT
Hoppe’s is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday NOVO’s international flavors are the leading ingre-
thru Sunday (with a seated multi-course Sunday Brunch); dients in an exotic dining experience. Brazilian,
Mediterranean and Asian flavors awaken the
dinner on those days is served beginning at 5 p.m. They are
senses. In house roasted spices for curries,
located at 78 North Ocean Avenue in Cayucos. You can reach mixtures and marinades balanced with crisp,
them for reservations or more information at (805) 995-1006, seasonal vegetables and savory meats. Explore.
and they are on the web at www.hoppesbistro.com. 726 Higuera Street • Open Daily from 11am
805-543-3986 • www.novorestaurant.com

PA S O R O B L E S CAMBRIA

ROBIN'S RESTAURANT
Mon-Thu: 6am to 8pm • Fri: 6am to 10pm Located in the historic east village of Cambria, in a
Sat: 7am to 10pm • Sun: 8am to 4pm charming vintage home, Robin’s has been delighting locals
Corner of 12th & Riverside in the Granary Building & visitors with a fresh eclectic quality menu of international
(805) 237-2722 • www.cafevio.biz foods and gracious service for 24 years. We also have a
beautiful garden for small weddings & special events.
Downtown Paso’s first and only internet cafe with free WiFi. We serve fine local wines, gourmet coffees,
espresso, teas, smoothies, soups, sandwiches and pastries. Enjoy our new Western & Wine Art Gallery Open daily from 11am. Sunday Brunch specials &
with a glass of wine and a small plate of delicacies, chill out in our cozy and comfortable living room monthly Prix Fixe dinners. Mother’s Day Brunch.
atmosphere, or relax outside in our patio under an umbrella. 4095 Burton Dr. • www.robinsrestaurant.com • (805) 927-5007

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MINASSIAN-YOUNG
Learning from the Ground Up
by Mark Storer side. “They had 27 acres, 10 of which is 27 year-old dry farmed
Zinfandel. It was beyond my budget, but my parents kicked in with

D
avid Young loves his work. He is one of the few people who is me and we bought the parcel.” The Zinfandel is farmed organically
living exactly the life he imagined, or at least very close to it. As and the vineyards also grow Rhône varietals including Syrah,
owner, winemaker and general head of everything at Minassian- Mourvedre and Counoise.
Young Winery, Young is master of his kingdom, and at 30 years old, “Almost everything we make is a blend, except for the Zinfandel,”
that’s quite an accomplishment. Young points out. “Our main focus is vintage and vineyard. I try for an
“I’ve wanted to be in agriculture since I was in sixth grade,” says Old World style where the terroir is important. All the Bordeaux I
Young. “My family grew vegetables and I got involved. I’ve always make comes from one vineyard and so I try to express that vineyard in
known this.” Minassian-Young is a combination of his mother’s those wines.”
maiden name and his father’s surname. “They’re sort of silent partners Minassian-Young Winery, in business now since 2002, is not all
and I run things.” estate grown, however. Young purchases grapes from various vine-
At 16 years of age, Young was living in Napa Valley and working in yards as well. Focusing on terroir and organic vineyards has forced
the Baratelli Vineyards. He learned, quite literally, from the ground up. him to be picky, of course, but that means better wines. At around
At 17, he was hired by Quail Ridge Winery. “I learned to make wine 3000 cases a year, quality control is a full-time job. “About a third of
by learning to scrub barrels and clean up,” says Young. From there, he our wine is from our estate and I purchase two-thirds.”
was off to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to major in Fruit Science. “It was Sitting on the West Side of Paso Robles directly off of Peachy
a great education. I remember Ken Volk (of Kenneth Volk Vineyards Canyon Road, Young and, as he describes it, “a few friends” run the
and a Cal Poly alum) coming to speak to us and telling us to ‘make as winery. “I’ve got a couple of girls I’ve hired to run the tasting room and
much wine as you can.’” And he did. Young and his friends fermented I have a guy who works in the vineyard with me and the girls help out
everything they could to learn about the process. “We made beer and with production occasionally.” The tasting room and the winery are on
cider, a lot of cider. Apples were pretty easy to come by with See the same property and that’s just how Young wants it. “It’s kind of the
Canyon right near by,” he says. whole point of tasting, isn’t it?” he asks. “The reason for coming to taste
Degree in hand, a desire to grow and make wine, Young set out into the wine is to see where it’s grown, how it’s made.”
the wine business and never looked back. Working for a time at “I looked all over the west coast when I started looking for vine-
Norman Vineyards in Paso Robles, Young learned of a piece of prop- yards. This is probably one of the nicest places I’ve ever farmed,”
erty coming up for sale from Peachy Canyon Vineyards on the West Young says about Paso Robles. “We’re really starting to figure out our

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varietals here. The West Side and the East Side, we’re all really growing
good fruit, making good wine,” he adds.
That good fruit has translated into a fine, varied array of wines for
Minassian-Young. Zinfandel is still one-third of his production, the
other two-thirds are broken up between Rhône varietals, whites and
Bordeaux. “We’re making a Rhône-based white blend that used to be
primarily Marsanne, now it’s Rousanne based with Viognier and
Marsanne as well.” Growing conditions have changed the Marsanne
crop and it hasn’t been as prolific as Young would have liked. But as
any good farmer does, Young learned to adapt and made quality wines
leaning heavier on the Rousanne that was getting better with each
vintage.
“Fall ’07 harvest was pretty good,” says Young. “I was really happy
with this year. It’s progressing nicely.” At six years old, Minassian-Young
Winery is one of the younger members of the rapidly growing Paso
Robles Wine community. “The past couple of years have been really
good to us. There’ve been a few stalls here and there, but everything
seems to have hung on.”
With a past so focused and dedicated, David Young is preparing his
winery for a future focused on quality and taste. “There are really paral-
lels between here and the Rhône valley,” says Young. “It’s just a great
place to be right now.” Young should know. He’s been preparing for this
work all his young life.
Minassian-Young is located at 4045 Peachy Canyon Road in Paso
Robles, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call (805) 238-7571 or visit the website at
www.minassianyoung.com.

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SALISBURY VINEYARDS
Roll Out the Barrels with 158 Years of Agricultural Heritage
by Jennifer Salisbury Rucks John Salisbury is also a dedicated sustainable farming advocate
and has been working closely with the Central Coast Vineyard

S
alisbury Vineyards’ 101-year-old schoolhouse in Avila Valley Team and Cal Poly graduate students on several studies in soil
serves as a symbol of our own family’s long history in Cali- fertility and other very important sustainable farming practices.
fornia agriculture. In 1850, our ancestors founded the town Many different vegetable and fruit producers have adopted this
of Walnut Grove, on the Sacramento River Delta and over the movement in agriculture, and its publicity is giving farmers a praise
course of one hundred and fifty-eight years our family has farmed they have long deserved, as stewards of the land.
pears, asparagus, tomatoes and other field crops. They have never The San Luis Obispo Vintner’s Roll Out the Barrels Celebration
stopped planting and growing. Never stopped farming. this May marks Salisbury Vineyards’ third year of retailing our
Last August, our Salisbury & Rucks family was inducted into the award-winning wines at our schoolhouse tasting room. Our opening
California Agricultural Heritage’s 100, 125 and 150 Year clubs, a weekend was a whirlwind of new customers piling in to enjoy our
rare honor offered only to families who have maintained a contin- wines and to marvel at the renovations of our historic structure. The
uous financial responsibility, in agriculture, within California, for many ties to the Schoolhouse are obvious as our visitors are thrilled
an entire century. that someone has made the investment and had the dedication to
Salisbury Vineyards’ wines and vineyards are a testament to the restore this Central Coast icon. The Schoolhouse represents some-
benefits of seven generations of cumulative knowledge of the land. thing ancient and palpable and we are so fortunate that it commu-
Eight years ago, our Avila Valley vines were planted with incredible nicates our passion for family, farming, community – and most
care and planning by John Salisbury. The Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, importantly the celebration of life!
Pinot Grigio, Cool Weather Syrah and the newly planted Albariño Our highly anticipated Schoolhouse Rock Concert Series begins
were meticulously chosen based on appropriate clones and root- its third year on May 18, with a lineup of bands playing outside in
stocks – then planted in blocks arranged by soil type, angles and the courtyard, every other Sunday. Upon arrival, you will be
directions of the slopes, and the varying microclimates in Avila greeted by a family member and/or one of our knowledgeable staff
Valley. To give you an example, our Pinot Noir vines are a sampling who will taste you through our wines and then if your timing is
of eight different clones on four specific rootstocks. The results right, John Salisbury will give you a “Viticulture 101” trolley tour of
from all this attention to detail have been phenomenal, as we have the Avila Valley vineyard.
had many heavily awarded and noted wines, and we are consis- Our family’s agricultural history has allowed us to experience
tently solicited by other wineries to source winegrapes from our and to learn from our many generations and from that base of
vineyard. knowledge, we have some comfort in taking non-traditional paths.

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We deeply understand that our sustainable and organic farming


practices are for the good of us all. The screwcaps on many of our
Salisbury Vineyards’ wines and our Pinot Naturale™ and our Rosea
di Pinot Noir™ – takes on Pinot Noir – are far from traditional. We
are thankful to have family, friends, an award-winning product and
a world-class location in which we can celebrate the best of viticul-
ture and enology. The Salisbury experience awaits!
Salisbury Vineyards’ tasting room & Salisbury Fine Art Gallery are
in the Historic Schoolhouse in Avila Valley, located at 6985 Ontario
Road (the frontage road to Highway 101 between the two Avila
Beach Exits). Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information,
call (805) 595-9463 (WINE) or visit www.salisburyvineyards.com.

SALISBURY EVENTS:
“GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT” AT SALISBURY: 5:30-8:30pm
Thursday evenings: May 8, June 5, July 3, Aug 7, Sept 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4
Stroll through the Schoolhouse and patio with hors d’oeuvres and wine in hand.
Enjoy handmade gifts and clothing from local artists and designers.
Each evening will have a different theme with new guest vendors, chefs and live music.
$25 per guest, $20 for Club Avila Members, www.salisburyvineyards.com
“SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK CONCERT SERIES” 2008 – Sundays 1-4pm, trolley tour at 4pm
May 18, June 1, 15, 29, July 13, 27, Aug 10, 24, Sept 7, 21, Oct 5, 19, Nov 2
Shake this schoolhouse with live, original music while enjoying the perfect Avila climate,
1-4pm; a guided, trolley tour of the vineyard at 4pm. Free admission, wine and food for
purchase. (Teacher says, “No outside food or beverages.”)
Bands will be posted soon at www.salisburyvineyards.com.
CENTRAL COAST WINE CLASSIC
Salisbury Vineyards’ 3rd Annual CCWC Winemaker Dinner at the Schoolhouse with
Chef Ralph Fabula. Trolley from Dolphin Bay Hotel & Residences to the Schoolhouse
in Avila Valley to find out why everyone is booking early!
Contact: archie@slonet.org, www.centralcoastwineclassic.org, 805-544-1285

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WOOD WINERY
Award-Winning Wines with Really Fun Labels
The last issue of the magazine showcased paintings that were created especially for
Wood Winery as a family owned and oper- them and some are from the inspiration of the
ated business. This boutique winery produces moment.
about 3,000 cases per year and is located in With their tasting room newly opened in
the historic village of Arroyo Grande. Wood November of 2007, Wood Winery will be
Winery is dedicated to handcrafting wines of hosting their first Roll out the Barrels event in
distinction and elegance and is indeed a very San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande this
special place. Boutique wine (not necessarily weekend. The weekend starts off on
winery) is considered a wine that is made in Thursday, May 1st, with Barrels in the Plaza.
limited quantity and expresses a particular Friday, May 2nd the winery will co-host a
passion of the winemaker. Not only does
five-course winemaker dinner at the beautiful
Wood Winery produce single-vineyard,
Lido Restaurant in Shell Beach. Then on
award-winning Syrahs and Cabernet Sauvi-
Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th, it will
gnon, they do it with a flair for creativity and
be “open house” at the tasting room. This
originality. “This winery started as a dream
event is free for wine club members and ROB
that went from a passion to a hobby to a
passport holders. For more information and
lucrative business,” says Sheri Wood, owner
the winemaker dinner menu, visit the winery
and wife of Craig Wood, winemaker. “Now
that we are on the map, we don’t just want to Owners, Sheri and Craig Wood
website at www.wildwoodwine.com or call
blend in with the hundreds of other wineries the tasting room at (805) 489-9663. The SLO
out there. Of course we want to be recognized particular varietals in mind and some were Vintners Association website also has infor-
for our multi-award-winning wines, but we created from “outside” inspiration. Just a mation at www.slowine.com.
want label recognition, too.” sampling of their amusing labels is the Crazy Wood Winery Tasting Room is located at
The Wood Winery logo is alone an incred- Hairdresser Red, Tipsy Dog Chardonnay, 136 Bridge Street in Arroyo Grande and is
ible work of art and very recognizable but Spanish Dancer Albariño and Syranet, a blend open Thursday through Monday from
they also have some catchy and original labels of two of their double-gold award winners: 11 a.m. to 5p.m. For more information,
that customers have purchased far and wide. Gina’s vineyard Syrah and Jackson’s vineyard call (805) 489-9663 or visit the website at
Some of these labels were created with the Cabernet. Some of the labels are original www.wildwoodwine.com.

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Kiwanis Presents A
Murder Mystery Dinner,
Wine Festival Exclusive
The Kiwanis Club of Paso Robles has added a fun evening for the
wine connoisseurs planning to attend the 26th Annual Wine Festival
in Paso Robles.
This wine festival exclusive will be performed one night only, Friday
evening, May 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with dining on the terrace at
River Oaks Golf Course.
“Murder Among The Vines” … where Merle Lowbrow is a villain!
Grey “Spade” Scott, Angel Ironside, Devon Shire, Bartley Pearson, Lady
Gwendolyn Noir (granddaughter of the famed Pinot), Cole Stone,
Valentine Heartly and Lavender Rose are determined to stop him.
They’ll go to any extreme. One will commit a murder. But who?
Renowned writer and director Gailee Walker Wells transforms
members of the Kiwanis Club of Paso Robles into a “cast of characters,”
albeit neophytes, in this elegant evening of intrigue as they interact
with guests during this murder mystery dinner theatre performance.
Complimentary wine pairs well with the evenings courses as the
sommelier pours a glass of B&E Vineyards 2006 Rosé to sip as you
enjoy the fine hors d’oeuvres prepared by Hospitality Catering.
After being seated on the terrace at the beautiful River Oaks Golf
Course, the Kiwanis Club’s younger associates will be on hand to serve
you your salad, warm rolls and butter. Again, the sommelier pours
wine selected from Rabbit Ridge Winery, the delightful 2005-06 Allure
de Robles.
The rollicking, interactive theater performance is already in full
swing as you are served the mouth-watering entrée prepared by Chef
Faulkner of Hospitality Catering, Chicken Cordon Bleu, garlic mashed
potatoes and fresh vegetables. The featured wine for the entrée is a
2006 Viognier from Rio Seco Vineyard and Winery.
As the southern-style, old-family recipe of fresh peach cobbler a la
mode arrives, along with coffee or tea, there will be just enough time
to join in the fun and cast your vote as to “whodunit!”
“Proceeds from the Kiwanis’ murder-mystery dinner theater will
benefit the clubs youth projects,” stated President Mike Talen. “The
Kiwanis Club of Paso Robles celebrates their 60th year this April of
serving the community. We are proud to be part of such a great
community and look forward to continuing to make a difference.”
River Oaks Hot Springs is located at 700 Clubhouse Drive in Paso
Robles. Limited seating is available so don’t hesitate to make your
reservations. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com, by
telephone at 1-800-828-3006, or by contacting the Kiwanis Club
through their website at: www.pasokiwanis.org.

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Silver Stone Wines from Key Coastal Appellations


Silver Stone Winery is founded on the premise of tions, focused on uniquely suited growing sites tended
selecting the finest varietals and vineyard sites within by astute vineyardists.
key growing regions of California’s cool coast. Their Today, from Paso Robles, Dan actively consults with
motto: “All Central Coast all the time. Except the various vineyard proprietors, assisting them in estab-
Napa Cab.” lishing new micro-wineries on the Central Coast. His
Owner and winemaker Dan Kleck has been focus is spotting key up-and-coming vineyard proper-
producing premium wines for the past 29 years. He ties, working with small growers tending well-placed
began his career in the mid-1970s, focusing on the varietals, and with exceptional fruit and location
Long Island region in New York, where he was potential to develop artisan wine projects.
involved with Chardonnays, Merlots and other vari- In what little spare time Dan has he enjoys painting.
etals at wineries such as Hargrave Vineyard, Bidwell You can view some of his pieces along with the hand-
Vineyards and Palmer Vineyards. crafted Jewelry by Debra Kleck at the Tasting Gallery.
He and wife Debra migrated to California in the Silver Stone wines are available for tasting and sale
late 1990s, when Dan went to work with Jess Jackson at the Tasting Gallery in downtown Paso Robles, 827
at Kendall-Jackson Winery in Monterey, managing its 13th Street. Summer hours are Monday through
Monterey winery, then creating the Carmel Road Thursday from noon to 7 p.m, Friday and Saturday.
Project, under K-J’s elite Artisans and Estates umbrella Winter hours are Monday through Saturday from
of wineries. There he discovered the enormous poten- 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays until 4 p.m.
tial of the outstanding vineyards stretching from For more information, call (805) 226-2788, send
Monterey to Santa Barbara. an to email tastingroom@silverstonewines.com or
Silver Stone Winery was born in 1997, with a info@silverstonewines.com or visit the website at
mission to hand-craft wines from key coastal appella- www.silverstonewines.com.

DOWNTOWN
15TH STREET
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VIHUELA
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Hice Cellars
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TASTE WHAT DOWNTOWN


HAS TO OFFER
Arroyo Robles Orchid Hill
Family owned and operated,
Downtown Paso Robles Fine premium
it is our goal to enhance your estate wines are
wine tasting experience and show you is home to more than 10 paired with cheese
the true beauty of Paso Robles wines. to complement your

Tasting bar
premium tasting rooms, tasting experience
on Friday, Saturday,
features gifts,
wine accessories all within walking Sunday and by appointment.
We also feature art work by world-renowned
and
artist Jean-Pierre de Rothschild.
picnic supplies. distance of one another. 1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles
Open Daily 11-7 | 739 12th St, Paso Robles
877-759-WINE | www.arroyorobles.com
Each of these boutique 805-237-7527
Thursday-Monday 11:30-6 or by appointment

wineries offers a unique


Bear Cave Cellars Pianetta Winery
Hand-crafted
experience with Pianetta Winery creates
limited releases of
Paso Robles premium red varietals
red wines. individual flavor. and blends using our
own Estate Vineyards in
Come on by
when you see Together they make Indian Valley. From
growing to winemaking our techniques
the Bear Flag fly focus on balance and intense flavor.
or give us a call
and we will open. for an unforgettable Join us at the Historic
Granger’s Union Building.
1227 Park Street
Suite B Wine Country 829 13th Street, Paso Robles
805-226-4005 | www.pianettawinery.com
Paso Robles
Sunday, Monday, Thursday: 12pm-6pm
805-238-4329 destination Friday & Saturday: 11am-7pm

D’Anbino Edward Sellers Vihuela


Owned by a family Edward Sellers is Vihuela (vee-way-la)
of professional a boutique winery is a boutique winery
specializing in small lots with a passion for
musicians, you of handmade American
will always be old-world Spanish guitar
Rhône-style wines
entertained in our and a taste for
from Paso Robles.
Our awarding winning wines reveal an new world, artisan wine.
lively tasting room.
elegant structure and an intense Each wine is crafted
Experience our fruit concentration distinctive of their to express an elegant
award-winning progressive Central Coast origins.
balance of art and science that
wines and music Come in and enjoy a taste. we’d love to share with you!
memorabilia. 1220 Park Street, Paso Robles
1307 Park St, Paso Robles (behind Keller Williams)
710 Pine Street, Paso Robles in the newly completed “Clock Tower Building”
805-835-4304
805-227-6800 805-239-8915 | www.edwardsellers.com
Sunday & Monday 11-4
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11-6 Thursday-Monday, Noon-7 Thursday through Saturday 11-8

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Paso Robles Kruse Week 2008


The City of Paso Robles has announced plans to launch a Memo-
rial Day weekend event, Paso Robles Kruse Week 2008. The five-day
automotive-themed Kruse Week will kick off on Friday, May 23, with
a car auction to be held at River Oaks Hot Springs Spa. The auction
launches a lively five days of entertainment and activities.
Kruse International is one of the world’s leading collector car
auction firms. Among other major sales, the Kruse family is noted for
conducting the $41 million sellout of the famous William F. Harrah
automotive collection in the mid-eighties.
“Bringing Kruse to Paso Robles for this major event is an incred-
ibly exciting prospect,” said Estrella CEO, Dick Willhoit.
For more information, contact Paso Robles City Event Manager
Freda Berman at (805) 237-4134.

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late ’80s. B & E Vineyard is a FALCON NEST
small family owned winery. VINEYARD & WINERY
Family owned and operated vineyard and winery
We invite you come and taste our
specializing in handcrafted wines with intense
wines in the B & E Saloon that colors and flavors. Join us in celebrating in the true
overlooks the vineyard. Italian tradition with food and wine pairing,
salami, prosciutto, provolone, sopres-sata, pâté,
imported pasta, specialty items and the finest pasta
Daily 11am-5pm sauces. Food available daily.
10000 Creston Road, Paso Robles
805-238-4815 Open Daily 10am-7:30pm
www.bevineyard.com 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 taking panoramic view of acres of lush vines
and foremost as a farmer, but it is when he and rolling, golden hills available at Still
takes his love for growing things and applies Waters Vineyards is second to none. This is
it to the crafting of his award-winning wines truly a place of unsurpassed beauty and
for Still Waters Vineyards that his true genius many have taken advantage of the setting for
is apparent. “I consider myself first a wine their weddings and parties.
grower because I’m passionate about agricul- This is not your average tasting room
ture, but with winemaking I get to enjoy the either. Says Paul, “My resort background
entire process, from growing the finest fruit to drew me to this site because of the unique
seeing it to the end with the production of opportunity to create both an indoor and
great wine. I want to stay small because I feel outdoor setting for tasting room guests,
the hands-on approach allows you work with which includes a picnic area underneath the
the wine during the whole process and really put my signature and 100-year-old olive grove from which we produce our gourmet
touch on the wines. For example, it’s unusual for winery of my size to Spanish olive oil.” Tasting room manager and assistant winemaker,
make twelve different types of wine including five whites.” Kasey Justus, and her staff always provide a warm environment for the
As a graduate of nearby Cal Poly, Paul initially took his degree in guests. At Still Waters Vineyards you can truly taste, smell and witness
agriculture and entered the resort and restaurant business. The call of the passion for growing things that has helped Paul and Patricia
the fields was strong, though and after a number of successful years in Hoover realize their dreams.
that business, Paul and his wife Patricia followed their hearts and For more information call the vineyard at (805) 237-9231 or go to
bought a vineyard. The vineyard is located in an area with soils and www.stillwatersvineyards.com.
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 CHATEAU MARGENE
the El Pomar area. Light afternoon winds blow through the vines A micro winery specializing in the production of small lots of
providing good airflow through the canopy for proper ripening. As the luxury, handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Margene
produces 3,000 cases per year and focuses on viticulture and
sun sets, the onshore winds flow from the Pacific Ocean cooling the winemaking practices that offer maximum expression of the
vineyard to night temperatures in the 50°s. The 40°-50° daily temper- Paso Robles terrior. Come enjoy the wines and picnic on the
deck or under the oaks.
ature swings allow the fruit to cool at night, lengthening the ripening Open Saturday-Sunday Noon-5pm
process to intensify the flavor and allowing the seeds to mature, By advanced appointment on Fridays
4385 La Panza Road, Creston, CA
providing proper tannin and flavors. All of these influences from 805-238-2321 | www.chateaumargene.com

Mother Nature help create the perfect balance of Still Waters Vine-
yards estate wines. The setting is also perfect for people. If it’s a
glimpse of the magnificence of California that you seek, the breath- CASS VINEYARDS
Visit us at our café style tasting room and sample your favorite Rhône
wines, paired with samples of select gourmet cheese, paté and specialty
foods. 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 Brandon McPartlan seven days a week.
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 STILL WATERS VINEYARDS


rolling hills in the
Paso Robles countryside Taste handcrafted estate wines of Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Sarah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and
and discover some of the
Viognier. Bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular
newest and most exciting views from our olive grove overlooking the vineyard.
wineries on California’s
Central Coast. Thursday-Monday 11-5pm
2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles
805-237-9231 | www.stillwatersvineyards.com

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San Luis Obispo Vintners Association Announces Dates


For the Roll Out The Barrel Passport Weekend, May 1-4
San Luis Obispo Vintners Association announced Weekend Itinerary includes four days of celebra-
the dates of their popular Roll Out The Barrels tion:
Weekend Event. The event this year will be, Barrels • Thursday, May 1 – Barrels In The Plaza (5:30 –
in the Plaza, Thursday evening in downtown SLO’s 7:30pm) $25
mission plaza from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This portion of • Friday, May 2nd – Winemaker Dinners
the weekend will focus primarily on “grown here, • Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd & 4th – Passport
made here”; as SLO Vintner’s partner up with local to SLO Wine Country, $50
food producers and vendors to celebrate a complete (Designated Drivers, $40)
culinary experience right from the terroir of SLO. The annual two day passport portion (Saturday
“This past year all three events sold out as we limit and Sunday), will allow visitors to San Luis Obispo
the number of tickets so that we can offer a small entry to 16 wineries where they will experience wine
town, personal feel to this weekend. We celebrate not and food pairings, reserve barrel tastings, entertain-
only the wine but an entire culinary experience and ment and special discounts.
personalilties behind the scenes of SLO”, said Becky More information will be posted soon, visit their
Gray, San Luis Obispo Vintners Executive Director. website at www.slowine.com.

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Costa de Oro – So Much More Than Just Great Wines


Forty acres of strawberry fields, not vineyards, Gold Coast boasts fresh, locally grown produce
are what visitors see through the picture window of and flowers typically only available at farmers’
the Costa de Oro Winery’s tasting room. That’s no markets. Artichokes from Lompoc, avocados from
coincidence. Santa Maria, roses from Nipomo.
The tasting room is part of the Gold Coast Just outside the market is the “produce patio,”
Marketplace, where an array of fresh produce and where shoppers can pick up anything from onions
gourmet foods are available along with Costa de and garlic to lettuce and tomatoes.
Oro’s award-winning wines. Sure, the shopping’s great, but Costa de Oro’s
There’s even a drive-through window for wines are reason enough to visit. Costa de Oro –
purchasing strawberries. Spanish for Gold Coast – uses estate-grown fruit to
Gold Coast Marketplace is an attractive shop produce Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Thirty acres of
with exposed wooden beams and earth tones exuding warmth. A bluff-top vineyards were planted, when they found the well-drained,
stone fruit’s throw from Highway 101 in Santa Maria, its easy accessi- sandy loam soil ill-suited for vegetables. It was, however, ideal for the
bility attracts both travelers just passing through and wine enthusiasts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Costa de Oro also produces
launching a day of tasting along the Foxen Canyon wine trail. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosè
and Syrah.
Tasting room visitors on weekends have a chance to sample reserve
vintages that are part of the winery’s library collection.
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Live Music, Art & Martinis Thursdays at the Museum


Nights returns to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) on the local food and wine, and experimenting with interactive art stations
third Thursday of the month, May through September 2008. Nights inspired by the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
offers guests the opportunity to enjoy SBMA’s extraordinary art collec- The fifth season of Nights offers “culture with a twist” that rede-
tion while socializing, sipping martinis, enjoying live music, tasting fines what it means to engage with art. New this year, Luxe Tickets
are available for individual events, giving guests full Luxe Pass bene-
fits including access to dedicated bar lines, throughout the event, a
private entrance line to all five Nights events and a VIP lounge
featuring hors d’oeuvres, exclusive bar and wine tasting, and an art
activity. Only a limited number of Luxe Passes and Luxe Tickets are
available.
The Nights mARTini Card allows guests access to dedicated bar
lines and is available exclusively to Luxe Pass and ticket holders. Each
mARTini Card is good for ten drinks over the course of the 2008
Nights season representing a 30% discount compared to the cost of
individual drink tickets purchased at the event.
Nights’ creation in 2004 by Kristy Thomas, Manager of Docent and
Community Programs, and Patsy Hicks, Assistant Director of Educa-

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Paso Robles Paso Robles (88 miles, see page 26)

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tion, was met with overwhelming local response. Nearly 17,000 Pre-sale Nights tickets, Luxe Passes, Luxe Tickets, and mARTini
guests, of all ages have attended the popular events since their incep- Cards are now on sale. Prices are $300 for SBMA members and $360
tion. This season promises to be the most engaging and stimulating yet for non-members, which includes a one-year SBMA general member-
– with surprising twists on artistic themes that blend live music, ship. Individual tickets for Nights are $20 for SBMA members, $35 for
performance, interactive installations and outrageous art activities. non-members. Individual Luxe Tickets for each event are $60. The
mARTini Cards are $70 each. Purchase advance tickets, Luxe Passes,
Luxe Tickets, mARTini Cards and SBMA memberships online at
www.sbma.net/nights or at the museum admissions desks. For addi-
tional event information, call (805) 8846414. The Santa Barbara
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2023 Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766 10-5:30 X X 6169 Airport Rd; 805-239-8900 10-5 X X
★ Adelaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily 10-5
5805 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 800-676-1232 X X X ★ Donati Family Vineyard – Templeton Daily 11am-5pm ★ J. Paul Rosilez – Paso Robles Daily
Corner of 46 West & Vineyard Dr; 805-238-0676 X X 4889 Dry Creek Rd; 805-226-0550 12-5 X X
AJB Vineyards – Paso Robles Weekends
3280 Township Rd; 805-239-9432 12-5 X X Donatoni Winery – Paso Robles Sa-Su 12-5 ★ J. Paul Rosilez – Cambria Mo-Th Su 11-5
3225 Township Rd; 805-226-0620 Or By Appt X 734 Main St, Ste C; 805-927-5110 Fr-Sa 11-7 X X
★ Anglim Winery – Paso Robles Th-Mo 11-6
740 Pine St; 805-227-6813 Su 12-6 & By Appt X X Dover Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su Jack Creek Cellars – Templeton By
4520 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0101 11-5 X 5265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283 Appt X X
★ Arroyo Robles – Paso Robles Closed Tu
739 12th St; 877-759-WINE Daily 11-7 X X Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery – Paso Robles JanKris Winery – Templeton Daily
1953 Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763 Daily 10-5:30 X X 1266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319 11-5 X X X
★ B & E Vineyards – Paso Robles Fr-Su By
10,000 Creston Rd; 805-238-4815 10-5 Appt X X Eagle Castle Winery – Paso Robles Daily Justin Winery – Paso Robles Daily
3090 Anderson Rd; 805-227-1428 10:30-5:30 X X X 11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-6932 10-5 X X X
★ Bear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles By Appt. &
1227 Park St; 805-238-4329 Some Weekends X X ★ Eberle Winery – Paso Robles Daily Kukkula – Templeton By
3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607 10-6 X X X 9525 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-434-5475 Appt
Bella Luna – Templeton Fr-Su
1850 Templeton Rd; 805-434-5477 10-5 X X ★ Edward Sellers – Paso Robles Th-Mo L’Aventure Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su 11-4
1220 Park St; 805-239-8915 12-7 X X 2815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588 or By Appt X X
★ Bianchi Winery – Paso Robles Daily
3380 Branch Rd; 805-226-9922 10-5 X X ★ EOS Estate Winery – Paso Robles Daily Laura’s Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily
5625 Hwy 46 East; 805-239-2562 10-5 X X X 5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300 10-5 X X
Black Hand – San Miguel By
1735 Nygren Rd; 805-712-WINE Appt X X ★ Falcon Nest Winery– Paso Robles Daily Le Cuvier – Paso Robles By Appt,
5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227 10-7:30 X X 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-238-5706 Wine Club Only
Brian Benson Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
Firestone Vineyard Paso – Paso Robles By Linne Calodo – Paso Robles Fr-Su
2985 Anderson Rd; 805-296-9463 10:30-5 X X
2300 Airport Rd; 805-591-8050 Daily 10-5 Appt X X 3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797 11-5 X X
Calcareous Winery – Paso Robles Th-Mo
Five Rivers Winery – Paso Robles By Locatelli Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Su
Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289 11-5 X X
8998 North River Rd; 805-467-0192 Appt 8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067 11-4 X X
Caparone Winery – Paso Robles Daily
Four Vines Winery – Templeton Daily Lone Madrone – Paso Robles Daily
2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827 11-5 X X X
3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0055 11-5 X X 2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0845 10:30-5 X X
Carmody McKnight Estate Wines – Paso Robles
Fralich Vineyard & Winery – Templeton By Appt Madison Cellars – Paso Robles By
11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5 X X
Private tastings at Paso Robles Wine Services; 805-434-1526 4540 Hwy 41; 805-238-9831 Appt X X
★ Cass Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
Fratelli Perata – Paso Robles By Maloy O’Neill – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 10-5; Su 12-5
7350 Linne Rd; 805-239-1730 11-6 X X
1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809 Appt 5725 Union Rd; 805-238-7320 Or By Appt X X
★ Castoro Cellars – Templeton Daily Garretson Wine Co. – Paso Robles Daily Martin & Weyrich – Paso Robles Su-Th 10-5
1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 10-5:30 X X 2323 Tulley Rd #110; 805-239-2074 11-5 X X 2610 Buena Vista Dr; 805-238-2520 Fr-Sa 10-6 X X
★ Cayucos Cellars – Cayucos We-Su 11-5:30 Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles By McClean Vineyards – Templeton By
131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036 Closed Tu X X 5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808 Appt 4491 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-237-2441 Appt
Changala Winery – Templeton Sa 11:30-5 By ★ Grey Wolf Cellars– Paso Robles Daily Meridian Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
422 Main St; 805-238-0421 Su 12-4 Appt X X 2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771 11-5:30 X X 7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133 10-5 X X
★ Chateau Margene – Creston Sa-Su ★ Halter Ranch Vnyd– Paso Robles Th-Mo ★ Midlife Crisis – Paso Robles Th-Mo
4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321 12-6 X X 8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 11-5 X X 1244 Pine St, Suite A; 805-237-8730 10:30-6 X X
Christian Lazo – San Miguel Sa-Su ★ Hansen Vineyard– Templeton Daily Midnight Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
249 10th Street, Suite A; 805-467-2672 10-5 X X 5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412 10-5:30 X X 2925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904 10-5:30 X X
Chumeia Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily Harmony Cellars– Harmony Daily ★ Minassian-Young – Paso Robles Fr-Su
8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102 10-5 X X 3255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805-927-1625 10-5 X X 4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571 11-5 X X
Clautiere Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily ★ Hearthstone Tasting Room – Paso Robles Moonstone Cellars – Cambria Th-Mo
1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789 12-5 X X 1244 Pine St, Ste A; 805 237-8730 Th-Mo 10:30-6 X X 801 Main St, Suite C; 805-927-9466 11-5 X X
★ D’Anbino Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su Hice Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo NadeauFamilyVintners – Paso Robles Fr-Su
710 Pine St; 805-227-6800 11-6 X X 821 Pine St Unit D; 805-237-8888 12-5 3860 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-3574 12-5 X X
Dark Star Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Su Hug Cellars – Paso Robles Th-Mo Norman Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
2985 Anderson Rd; 805-237-2389 10:30-5 X X 2323 Tuley Ct Ste. 120 D; 805-828-5906 11-5 7450 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0138 11-5 X X
Denner Vineyards & Winery – Paso Robles Hunt Cellars – Paso Robles Daily ★ Opolo Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily
5414 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-4287 Sa-Su 12-4 X X 2875 Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600 10:30-5:30 X X 7110 Vineyard Dr; 805-238-9593 10-5 X X

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1140 Pine St; 805-237-7525 11-5:30 X X 7750 North Hwy; 805-467-9260 Daily 11-5 X X 1795 Las Tablas Rd; 805-369-0127 10-5 X X
Ortman Family Vnyds – Paso Robles Th-Mo Scott Aaron – Templeton Sa-Su Victor Hugo Winery – Templeton By
1317 Park Street; 805-237-9009 12-7 X X 422 South Main; 888-611-9463 11-5 X X 2850 El Pomar Dr; 805-434-1128 Appt X X
Parkfield Vineyards – San Miguel By ★ Sculpterra – Paso Robles Fr-Su 10-5 ★ Vihuela Winery – Paso Robles Th-Sa 11-8
70502 Vineyard Canyon Rd; 805-463-2316 Appt X X 5015 Linne Road, 888-302-8881 or By Appt X X 1307 Park St; 805 835-4304 Su & Mo 11-4 X X
★ Peachy Canyon Winery – Paso Robles Daily ★ Silver Horse – San Miguel Fr-Mo Villicana Winery – Paso Robles Th-Su
1480 N. Bethel Rd; 805-239-1918 11-5 X X 2995 Pleasant Rd; 805-467-WINE 11-5 X X 2725 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-9456 11-5 X X

★ Peachy Canyon Winery Too – Paso Robles ★ Silver Stone – Paso Robles Mo-Th 12-7 ★ Vina Robles – Paso Robles Daily
2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805-237-7848 Fr-Su 11-5 X X 827 13th St; 805-226-2788 Fr-Sa 12-8 Su 11-4 X X 3700 Mill Rd; 805-227-4812 10-5 X X

★ Penman Springs Vineyard – Paso Robles Skyhawk Lane – San Miguel By VinFuzion – Paso Robles We-Su
1985 Penman Springs Dr; 805-237-7959 Fr-Su 11-5 X X 1605 Commerce Way; 213-200-4661 Appt 2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0208 11-5:30 X X

★ Pianetta – Paso Robles Su-Mo-Th: 12-6pm Stacked Stone Cellars – Paso Robles Fr 12-5 Vista Del Rey – Paso Robles Su 11-5
829 13th St; 805-226-4005 Fr-Sa 11-7 X X X 1525 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7872 Sa-Su 11-5 X X 7340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138 By Appt X X

Pipestone – Paso Robles Th-Mo Stephen’s Cellar – Templeton By Whalebone Winery – Paso Robles Daily
2040 Niderer Rd; 805-227-6385 11-5 X X 7575 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-2412 Appt X X 8325 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-9020 11-4:30 X X

Poalillo Vineyards – Paso Robles By ★ Still Waters Vineyards – Paso Robles Th-Mo Wild Coyote Winery – Paso Robles Daily
18888 Willow Creek Rd; 805-238-0600 Appt 2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231 11-5 X X 3775 Adelaida Rd; 805-610-1311 11-5 X X

Pretty-Smith – San Miguel Fr-Su Summerwood – Paso Robles Daily Wild Horse Winery – Templeton Daily
13350 River Rd; 805-467-3104 10-5 X X 2175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365 10-5:30 X X 1484 Wild Horse Winery Ct; 805-434-2541 11-5 X X

Rabbit Ridge – Paso Robles We-Su ★ Sylvester Vineyards – Paso Robles Daily Windward Vineyard – Paso Robles Daily
1172 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3331 11-5 X X 5115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000 11-5 X X X 138 Live Oak Rd; 805-239-2565 11-5 X X

Rainbows End Winery – San Miguel By Tablas Creek – Paso Robles Daily York Mountain – Templeton Daily
8535 Mission Ln; 805-467-3345 Appt X X 9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231 10-5 X X X 7505 York Mountain Rd; 805-238-3925 11-5 X X

★ Rio Seco – Paso Robles Daily Terry Hoage – Paso Robles By Zenaida Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884 11-5 X X 870 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2083 Appt 1550 Hwy 46 West; 805-227-0382 11-5 X X X
ZinAlley – Templeton Fr-Su
RiverStar Vineyards – Cayucos Fr-Su Thacker Winery– Paso Robles Opening in
3730 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0959 11-5 X X
36 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3741 11-4 X X 8355 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0087 June '08 X X
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RN Estate Winery – Paso Robles By Thunderbolt Junction – Paso Robles Fr-Su
7986 North River Rd; 805-467-3106 Appt 2740 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805-226-9907 11-5 X X ★ Pozo Valley – Santa Margarita Fr-Su
2200 El Camino Real; 805-286-7172 12-6 X X
★ Robert Hall – Paso Robles Daily Tobin James Cellars – Paso Robles Daily
3443 Mill Rd; 805-239-1616 10-6 X X X 8950 Union Rd; 805-239-2204 10-6 X X SAN LUIS OBISPO
Rotta Winery – Paso Robles Daily Tolo Cellars – Paso Robles Fr-Mo Alapay Cellars – Avila Beach Daily
3750 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0510 11-5 X X 9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-2282 11-5 X X 415 First St; 805-595-2632 10:30-6 X X
★ Rocky Creek Cellars – Templeton Th-Su Turley Wine Cellars – Templeton Daily Aron Hill Vineyards – Morro Bay Th-Su
8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919 11-5 X X 2900 Vineyard Dr; 805-434-1030 9-5 X X 845 Embarcadero Rd, Suite F; 805-610-5751 12-5 X X

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★ Baileyana Vineyard – San Luis ObispoDaily S A N TA M A R I A / F O X E N C A N Y O N Arthur Earl – Los Olivos Daily
5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 10-5 X X 2922 Grand Ave; 805-693-1771 11-6 X X
Addamo Estate Vineyards – Orcutt Tu-Su
Barnwood Winery – Arroyo Grande Daily 400 East Clark Ave; 805-937-6400 11-7 X X Beckmen Vineyards – Los Olivos Daily
453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 888-809-VINE 11-5 X X 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-8664 11-5 X X
Bedford Thompson – Los Alamos Daily
Cerro Caliente – San Luis Obispo Fr-Su 448 Bell St; 805-344-2107 11-5 X X Bernat – at Los Olivos Café Daily
831 A Via Esteban; 805-544-2842 11-5 X X 2879 Grand Ave; 805-688-7265 11-9 X X
Byron Vineyard – Santa Maria By
★ Claiborne & Churchill – San Luis Obispo Daily 5250 Tepusquet Rd; 805-934-4770 Appt Brophy Clark Cellars – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room
2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd; 805-544-4066 11-5 X X 2905 Grand Ave; 805-929-4830 Daily 11-6 X X
Cambria Winery – Santa Maria Daily
Domaine Alfred – San Luis Obispo Daily 5475 Chardonnay Lane; 888-339-9463 10-5 X X The Brander Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily
7525 Orcutt Rd; 805-541-9463 10-5 X X 2401 Refugio Rd; 805- 688-2455 11-4 X X
Chimere – Santa Maria By
Edna Valley Vnyd – San Luis Obispo Daily 217 North Russell; 805-310-1148 Appt Carhartt Vineyard – Los Olivos Th-Mo 11-5
2585 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-544-5855 10-5 X X 2990A Grand Ave; 805-688-0685 (Closed Tu-We) X X
★ Costa de Oro – Santa Maria Daily
Kelsey See Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily 1331 S. Nicholson Ave; 805-922-1468 11-6 X X ★ Carina Cellars – Los Olivos Daily
1947 See Canyon Rd; 805-595-9700 11-5 X X Cottonwood Canyon – Santa Maria Daily 2900-A Grand Ave; 805-688-2459 11-5 X X
Kynsi Winery – Arroyo Grande Th-Mo 3940 Dominion Rd; 805-937-9063 10-5:30 X X Consilience – Los Olivos Daily
2212 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805-544-8461 11-5 X X Curtis Winery – Los Olivos Daily 2933 Grand Ave; 805-691-1020 11-5 X X
★ Laetitia Vineyard – Arroyo Grande Daily 5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-5 X X Curtis Winery – Los Olivos Daily
453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772 11-5 X X Fess Parker – Los Olivos Daily 5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999 10-5 X X
Morovino – Avila Beach Th-Mo 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X X Daniel Gehrs Winery – Los Olivos Daily
550 1st St; 805-627-1443 12-5 X X Firestone Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily 2939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138 11-5 X X
Ortman Family – San Luis Obispo Th-Mo 5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 10-5 X X X Dierberg Estate Vineyard – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-473-9463 10-5 X X Foxen Vineyard – Santa Maria Daily 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
★ Per Bacco Cellars – San Luis Obispo Th-Mo 7200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-4251 11-4 X X Epiphany Cellars – Los Olivos Th-Mo
1850 Calle Joaquin Rd; 805-787-0485 11-5 X X X IO Vineyards – Santa Maria By 2963 Grand Ave; 866-354-9463 11:30- 5:30 X X
Piedra Creek Winery – San Luis Obispo 5250 Tepusquet Rd; 805-934-4770 Appt John Kerr Wines – at Los Olivos Wine Tasting Room
6425 Mira Cielo Dr; 805-541-1281 By Appt ★ KennethVolk Vineyards – Santa Maria Daily 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-5:30 X X
Rancho Arroyo Grande – Arroyo Grande 5230 Tepusquet Rd; 805-938-7896 10:30-4:30 X X X Fess Parker – Los Olivos Daily
591 Hi Mountain Rd; 805-474-0220 1st Saturday of the month 11-5 Koehler – Los Olivos Daily 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545 10-5 X X
★ Salisbury Vineyards – Avila Valley Daily 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X X Firestone Vineyard – Los Olivos Daily
6985 Ontario Rd; 805-595-WINE 11-6 X X Labyrinth – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang 5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 10-5 X X X
Saucelito Canyon – San Luis Obispo Daily 2717 Aviation Way; 805-268-4155 Daily 10-5 X X Flying Goat Cellars – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-543-2111 10-5 X X McKeon-Philips – Santa Maria Daily 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
Sextant Wines – San Luis Obispo Daily 2115 S Blosser Rd; 805-928-3025 11-6 X X Great Oaks Ranch – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
3536 S. Higuera St; 866-833-WINE 11-5 X X Ovene Winery – Santa Maria (Tasting Room: See Solvang) 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
Shadow Canyon Cellars – San Luis Obispo 2717 Aviation Way; 714-420-2525 By Appt X X J Wilkes Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
956 Monterey Street; 805-781-0862 Th-Su 12-7 X X Rancho Sisquoc Winery – Santa Maria Daily 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
Stephen Ross Wine Cellars – San Luis Obispo 6600 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-934-4332 10-4 X X Koehler – Los Olivos Daily
2330 Johnson Ave; 805-594-1318 By Appt X Riverbench Vineyards – Santa Maria Daily 5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384 10-5 X X
6020 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8340 10-4 X X X
★ Tangent Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Daily Lane Tanner Wines – at Los Olivos Tasting Room
5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200 11-5 X X Tantara Vineyard – Santa Maria By 2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406 Daily 11-6 X X
4747 Ontiveros Lane; 805-938-5051 Appt
★ Talley Vineyards – Arroyo Grande Daily Longoria Wines – Los Olivos Daily
3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446 10:30-4:30 X X Tres Hermanas Winery – Santa Maria Daily 2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637 11-4:30 X X
9660 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8451 10-5 X X
Taste – San Luis Obispo Mo-Sa 11-9 Oak Savanna – at Andrew Murray Tasting Room in Los Olivos
1003 Osos St; 805-269-TASTE Su 11-5 X X Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos Daily 2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 Daily 11-6 X X
6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X X
★ Tolosa Winery – San Luis Obispo Daily Qupé Wine – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
4910 Edna Rd; 805-782-0500 11-5 X X LOS OLIVOS 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-968-9699 Daily 11-5 X X
★ Wood Winery – Arroyo Grande Th-Mo Alexander & Wayne – Los Olivos Daily ★ Silver Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos
136 Bridge St; 805-489-9663 11-5 X X 2922 Grand Ave; 805-688-9665 11-6 X X 2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-963-3052 Daily 11-5 X X
Wolff Vineyards – San Luis Obispo Th-Su Andrew Murray – Los Olivos Daily ★ Scott Cellars – Los Olivos Th-Mo
6238 Orcutt Rd; 805-781-0448 11-5 X X 2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644 11-6 X X 2933 San Marcos Ave, Ste 101; 805-570-0048 12-5 X X

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Star Lane – at Wine Country in Los Olivos Blackjack Ranch – Solvang Daily 11-5 S A N TA Y N E Z
2445 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X 2205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412 Closed Wed X X
Artiste – Santa Ynez Daily
Three Saints – at Wine Country in Los Olivos Blair Fox Cellars – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang 3569 Sagunto St; 805-686-2626 11-5 X X
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X 1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 Daily 11-8 X X
Au Bon Climat – at Wine Cellar Tasting Room in Santa Ynez
Tre Anelli – Los Olivos Daily Cabana Cellars/Wandering Dog Wine Bar – Solvang 3631 Sagunto St; 805-688-8688 Daily 11-6 X X
2923 Grand Ave; 805-686-3000 11-5 X X 1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 We-Mo 11-8ish X X Bridlewood Estate – Santa Ynez Daily
Vandale – at The Ballard Inn in Ballard Fr-Su Casa Cassara – at Olive House in Solvang 3555 Roblar Ave; 805-688-9000 10-5 X X
2436 Baseline Ave; 805-688-7770 12-5:30 X X 1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X X Buttonwood Farm – Santa Ynez Daily
Verdad Wines – at Wine Country in Los Olivos ★ Curran Wines – at Trio Tastings, Solvang 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-3032 11-5 X X
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-686-9699 Daily 11-5 X X 1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Th-Su 11-5 or By Appt X X Gainey Vineyard – Santa Ynez Daily
★ Wild Heart Winery – Los Olivos Daily ★ DiBruno – at Trio Tastings, Solvang 3950 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0558 10-5 X X
2933-C Grand Ave; 805-688-7386 11-5 X X 1557 Mission Dr; 805 688-3494 Th-Su 11-5 or By Appt X X Kalyra Winery – Santa Ynez Mo-Fr 11-5
Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos Daily East Valley – at Cabana Tasting Room in Solvang 343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864 Sa-Su 10-5 X X
6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 10-4 X X 1661 Mission Dr; 805-686-5159 Daily 11-5 X X Roblar Winery – Santa Ynez Daily
L O M P O C / B U E L LT O N 3010 Roblar Ave; 805-686-2603 10-5 X X
Honeywood/Olde Mission Wine Co.
Tasting room for Honeywood, Michael Grace and Ovene Winery Sunstone – Santa Ynez Daily
Alma Rosa – Buellton Daily
1539 Mission Dr, #A & B, Solvang Su-Th 9:30-5:30 125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463 10-4 X X
7250 Santa Rosa; 805-688-9090 11-5 X X
805-686-9323 Fr-Sa 9:30-6:30 X X
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Ampelos Cellars – Lompoc By
Jorian Hill – Solvang By
805-736-9957 Appt X X Carr Vineyards – Santa Barbara Daily
1051 Croft Lane; 805-686-8490 Appt
414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985 11-5 X X
Babcock Winery – Lompoc Daily
Lincourt Winery – Solvang Daily
5175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455 10:30-4 X X Coquelicot – at Intermezzo in Santa Barbara
1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554 10-5 X X
813 Anacapa St; 805-996-9463 Sa-Su 11-3 X X
Casa Cassara – Buellton We-Mo
Lions Peak Vineyards – Solvang Fr-Mo
291 Valley St; 805-686-5159 11-5 X X Jaffurs – Santa Barbara Fr-Su
1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466 11-5 X X
819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 11-5 X X
Clos Pepe – Lompoc By
Lucas & Lewellen – Solvang Daily Giessinger – Santa Barbara Mo-Fr 12-7:30
4777 East Hwy 246; 805-735-2196 Appt
1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336 11-5:30 X X 212 State St; 805-695-8606 Sa 11-8 Su 11-7 X X
Fiddlehead Cellars – at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto
Mandolina Wines – Solvang Daily Kalyra Winery – Santa Barbara Mo-Fr 12-7
1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 530-756-4550 Th-Sa 11-4 X X
1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506 11-5:30 X X 212 State St; 805-695-8606 Sa-Su 12-8 X X
Foley Estates – Lompoc Daily
Michael Grace – at Old Mission Wine Company in Solvang Santa Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara Daily
6121 East Hwy 246; 805-737-6222 10-5 X X
1539 Mission; 805-686-9323 Daily 9:30-5:30 X X 202 Anacapa St; 805-963-3633 10 - 5 X X
Harrison-Clarke – Lompoc By
Ovene Winery – at Old Mission Tasting Company in Solvang Stearns Wharf Vintners – Santa Barbara 9-9 Summer
805-686-0850 Appt
1539 Mission; 714-420-2525 Daily 9:30-5:30 X X End of State St; 805-966-6624 9-6 Winter X X
Hitching Post Wines – at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton
Presidio Vineyard – Solvang Daily Summerland – Summerland Tu-Th 11-5
406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676 Daily from 4pm X X
1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585 11-6 X X 2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE Fr-Su 11-7 X X
Huber Vineyards – Lompoc By
Rideau Vineyard – Solvang Daily Oreana Winery – (formally Cellar 205) Santa Barbara
4892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854 Appt
1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717 11-4 X X 205 Anacapa St; 805-962-5857 Daily 11-5 X X
Ken Brown Wines – Buellton By
Royal Oaks – Solvang Daily Whitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara Fr-Su
2025 Still Meadows Rd; 805-448-3791 Appt
1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740 10-5:30 X X 36A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-965-0956 12-4 X X
Lafond Vineyard – Buellton Daily
Rusack Vineyard – Solvang Daily
6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921 10-5 X X
1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278 11-5 X X
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5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030 11-4 X X
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Mosby Winery – Buellton Daily
9496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415 10-4 X X
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1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-688-0400
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