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                                                                 Robert Hall,
                                                                 a true steward
                                                                 of the land
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    HEARTHSTONE WINERY
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  KENNETH VOLK VINEYARDS
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       CARINA CELLARS
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     TOLOSA VINEYARDS
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  SIERRA MADRE VINEYARDS
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                                  •   San Luis Obispo
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                                                                                                     Los Angeles
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                                                                                                     Santa Ana                  240            4hrs 11min
                        •            227         ARROYO GRANDE                                       San Diego                  328            5hrs 41min
                   Avila Beach                       VALLEY
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                                  ••       Arroyo
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                                                                            166                      Los Angeles                 95            1hrs 41min
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                                                                                                     Paso Robles                123            2hrs 15min
                                                                                                     Santa Ana                  127            2hrs 20min
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                                                 Santa  •     SANTA MARIA                            San Diego                  219            3hrs 50min
                                                 Maria          VALLEY                               Monterey                   238                   4hrs
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                                                                                                     Getting to Ventura
                                                                                                     Santa Barbara               27                30 min
                                                                                                     Los Angeles                 68            1hrs 13min
                                                                                 Los SANTA           Santa Ana                  100            1hrs 52min
                                                                                Olivos YNEZ          Paso Robles                149            2hrs 30min
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                                                              RITA 246 Buellton
                                                                                      VALLEY         San Diego                  192            3hrs 22min
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                                                             HILLS          • • •                    Monterey                   265            4hrs 30min
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                                                Wine Country Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
                                           PLEASANT VALLEY WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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                                           PASO ROBLES WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25
                                           DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES Paso Wine Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
                    Hearthstone Winery     WESTSIDE PASO ROBLES Venteux Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                                           SAN LUIS OBISPO WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
                                           AVILA BEACH WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33
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                                           LOMPOC WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                                           NORTHERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY WINERIES MAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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                                           SANTA MARIA VALLEY WINERIES Sierra Madre Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37
                                           LOS OLIVOS WINERIES Lincourt Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-39
                                           SOLVANG WINERIES Lions Peak Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-41
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                                           SANTA BARBARA WINERIES MAP Conway Family Wines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                 Kenneth Volk Vineyards    WINERY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43-47

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                            Per Bacco Cellars
              Elegance. Complexity. Depth.
by Brette Ann Womack                                                     also produces Per Bacco’s flagship wine, the Dionysus Pinot Noir.
                                                                         Craig selects barrels that stand out among the entire lot and bottles the
   Tucked away in the middle of the historic Filipponi Ranch, Per        wine separately under the Dionysus label. The wine is surprisingly
Bacco Cellars is a hidden gem in the San Luis Obispo wine country.       bold while, at the same time, exceptionally balanced and is extremely
Per Bacco is the product of a passion of premium wines held by two       limited with only around 85 cases produced. From time to time, Per
individuals: Craig Shannon, owner and winemaker, is a third genera-      Bacco’s limited release wines are available at outstanding discounts.
tion vineyard manager while Marco Rizzo, owner, also owns Café           Currently, this is the case for the 2008 Pinot Grigio which is on sale
Roma, an Italian restaurant in San Luis Obispo. Their love for quality   for $70 per case! “Everyday” red wines are also frequently available.
wine without pretention is made obvious upon visiting the cellar. Per    “Rosetto” red wine is an interesting blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20%
Bacco is a destination worthy of the modest ride out to the Filipponi    Syrah. The wine is bright and acidic, perfect for any Italian inspired
Ranch.                                                                   meal.
   The tasting room is located inside the cellar which makes for a           After wine tasting, guests are encouraged to enjoy the scenic
uniquely authentic wine tasting experience. Often, winemaker Craig is    grounds surrounding the cellar. Two majestic Sycamore trees tower
working on future releases just a few feet from the tasting bar. Daily   over picnic tables, a bocce ball court and horse shoes. The charming
from 11 a.m to 5 p.m., a selection of Per Bacco wines are presented      area is ideal for enjoying an afternoon picnic, and it is a relaxing area
and guests may choose up to five of these wines to taste. Included are   for guests and wine club members to enjoy Per Bacco wines. Wine
samplings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; both are made from               club members are fondly referred to as “La Famiglia” and are welcome
premium grapes sourced from vineyards in the Edna Valley region.         to visit the cellar for complimentary wine tasting. Marco shares family
The 2008 Edna Valley Chardonnay is a beautiful example of a Cali-        recipes with “La Famiglia” and performs mozzarella making demon-
fornia Chardonnay with rich notes of tropical fruit and dense texture.   strations at wine club pick up parties.
The San Francisco Chronicle awarded this wine with a silver medal.           Per Bacco’s casual and friendly atmosphere is heightened by the
Per Bacco sources Pinot Noir from Laetitia Vineyards in the cool         award-winning wine selection. The tasting room is open year round
coastal Arroyo Grande valley. These grapes were used in Per Bacco’s      and will surely charm all wine tasters as soon as they enter the cellar.
2007 Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir which was awarded a double gold            “Per Bacco” is an expression of surprise which is exactly what guests
from the San Francisco Chronicle. The fruit from Laetitia Vineyards      will say upon first sip!

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                                                                 INTELLIGENCE FOR THE WINE CONSUMER
                                                                                     by Len Napolitano

What wines go best with Thanksgiving dinner?
    Thanksgiving dinner poses an interesting dilemma for the           spices and black pepper when considering Zinfandel.
wine-pairing enthusiast. Do the broad variety of flavors from the         One word of caution when consuming big red Zinfandels or
multitude of side dishes like potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, gravy    Syrahs: alcohol content in these wines is often equally big, some-
and cranberries make it impossible to pick one wine that comple-       times as high as 18%, compared to typical wines having 13%-14%.
ments everything, or do they just offer more opportunities to get      The reason is partly out of necessity. The bigger the flavors
at least one of them to match perfectly?                               become, the more the wine has to be balanced, weight-wise, in
    In my opinion, Thanksgiving dinner is not the occasion to          your mouth, with other components, like alcohol, tannin and
serve a wine of great finesse or nuance. So, forget about that great   acidity.
vintage Bordeaux or delicate Pinot Noir. Too many of the side             If you would like to also offer a white wine with Thanksgiving
dishes, not to mention a flavorful roasted turkey, will just over-     dinner, I suggest a dry Riesling for its versatility in pairing with
power these types of wines. My approach to choosing wine for           many dishes and its ability to cleanse the palate with refreshing
Thanksgiving is to go for the big red wine. What’s more, I like to     acidity. Riesling is made in both a dry and semi-sweet style, and
stick with an American wine to go along with this all-American         this is not always stated on the label. Be sure to check with your
holiday.                                                               wine retailer when selecting it.
    Here’s where big red Zinfandels and Syrahs come to the rescue.
After smothering your plate with big food, you need a big wine to          Len Napolitano lives in San Luis Obispo County and is certified in wine by the Society of Wine Educators,
follow up. The Zinfandel grape, commonly regarded as America’s         Wine & Spirits Education Trust and Chicago Wine School and continually gains knowledge from his frequent contact
                                                                                     with California winemakers. More information is on his website, www.wineology.com.
grape, has many interesting, powerful, flavors that come through
                                                                            Send your questions about wine to: wineologist@earthlink.net or by mail to Len Napolitano in care of
regardless of how eclectic your meal is. Think of dark berries,                 Wine Country This Week magazine. Wineology is a registered trademark of Len Napolitano.




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                  Hearthstone Winery
    From 1 Billion Vegetables to 1,500 Cases of Wine
by Allison Levine                                                          broad range of wines and styles.
                                                                               A boutique operation, Hearthstone wines are made by a passionate
    In 1979, Hoy Buell started Greenheart Farms. Today, it’s one of        team that is dedicated to sustainable farming and hands-on produc-
California’s leading vegetable plug transplant producers and one of the    tion. Owner Hoy Buell is a Cal Poly graduate and a career horticultur-
largest nurseries in the nation. Growing a wide variety of flowers,        alist whose expertise about planting and growing enable the grapes to
cyclamen, poinsettias, roses, herbs and vegetable transplants for          grow to their highest quality. Hoy is joined by winemaker Paul Ayers,
farmers and wholesalers, wine grape plants were a natural addition.        who, with 20 years of experience making wines, makes sure that the
By 1998, Hoy was growing and grafting hundreds of acres of wine            wines represent the high quality fruit coming from the vineyard. “In
grape plants for local growers. However, Hoy’s personal love of wine       the vineyard we observe and nurture the natural alchemy of sunlight,
gave rise to planting his own vines in 1999 and by 2003, Hearthstone       clone and stone. In the winery, we watch, wonder and safeguard the
Vineyard produced its first vintage.                                       wine as its unique burgeoning identity emerges and matures,” says
    Hearthstone Vineyards is located in the Adelaida region on the west    Hoy Buell.
side of Paso Robles wine country. The Adelaida hills are on the east           The exceptional quality of Hearthstone wines is reflected in the
side of the Santa Lucia Mountains, which provide a 3000-foot wall          number of awards they have won at competitions around the country
between the ocean and the vineyard. The region experiences notable         in the past year. At the 2011 San Francisco International Wine
diurnal temperature swings during the ripening season of July, August      Competition, the 2008 Pinot Noir took home a gold medal. The 2007
and September. A typical day will vary 45 degrees between day and          Pearl (Roussane, Viognier) won gold medals at both the 2011 San
night temperatures. The slightly higher elevation, rugged and rocky        Diego International Wine Competition and the 2010 Critics Challenge
limestone hillside and dynamic weather conditions contribute to the        International Wine Competition. The 2007 Lodestone (Syrah,
uniqueness of the area and produce quality wines.                          Grenache, Mourvedre) won gold at the 2010 Critics Challenge and the
    The distinctiveness of the Adelaida region is why a lot of varietals   2007 Profundo (Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc,
can grow in the area. According to Hoy, “diversity is more inter-          Syrah) won gold from the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine
esting” and he encourages this diversity by growing 20 different vari-     Competition. These are just a few of the awards the wines have
eties of grapes and various clones of each grape. Varietals include        received.
Zinfandel, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon,                     Hoy’s passion for the environment and sustainable farming has led
Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese,               to his involvement in several major reclamation projects around the
Brunello, Viognier and Rousanne. The variety of grapes allows for a        country. Explaining that sustainable means “finding a balance between

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what it takes to run an operation that remains viable in the economy
while also finding balance in the interaction with the environment,”
Hoy’s projects all seek to support and align with the natural systems
of the earth. He is responsible for growing 2.5 million pine trees to
replant deforested Louisiana and 2,600 acres of saltgrass for the
Owens lake restoration project in Sierra Nevada. Currently Hoy is a
part of the Colorado River re-vegetation project where he is helping
to propagate, transplant and reestablish native plants to eight thou-
sand acres of their natural habitat. Recently, Greenheart Farms
became certified sustainable, making the vegetable transplant nursery
the first sustainable one in the US.
   Hearthstone’s name is derived from the word hearth, meaning heat
or a fireplace, and which symbolizes the home and feelings of warmth
and love. And this is what Hearthstone, with its Gaelic image of
smoke on the label, represents. The rustic tasting room is casual and
inviting. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Stop by for a taste
and meet tasting room manager Josslyn Wagster, owner Hoy Buell or
winemaker Paul Ayers who will welcome you and make you feel at
home.
   Hearthstone Vineyard offers a number of wine club dinners,
blending events and other events throughout the year. As a member
of the Hearthstone Wine Club, you will receive invitations to these
events, as well as receive a variety of special reserve wines that are
limited in production and only available to wine club members.
   Stop by the tasting room to taste the newest releases from Hearth-
stone Vineyards. These limited-production wines will only be avail-
able in the tasting room and include the 2009 Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon (100 cases), the 2008 Brunello [a Sangiovese clone] (50
cases) and the 2008 Syrah (33 cases).
   Hearthstone Vineyard is open Thursday to Monday 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. and is located at 5070 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, just a short
distance off of Highway 46 West. For more information, call (805)
238-2544 or go to www.hearthstonevineyard.com.
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  Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Santa Maria
                                                                                                                                 Ken Volk



              Kenneth Volk Vineyards
                             A Central Coast Visionary
by Carolyn Turner                                                        including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
                                                                         The flagship wine of Kenneth Volk Vineyards is the Santa Maria
    Over the past 30 years Ken Volk has been awarded many different      Cuvée for both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which are single-varietal
titles: Winemaker of the Year, Outstanding Citizen, Agriculturalist of   wines that are a blend from many of the top vineyards of the Santa
the Year and Wine Industry Person of the Year. But if there were one     Maria Valley appellation.
word that could truly encapsulate Volk’s career in the wine industry        “We capitalize on the diverse microclimates in the Central Coast,
it would be “visionary.”                                                 working with some of the best vineyard sites of Santa Barbara, San
    Volk grew up working in his family’s gardens and orchards and        Luis Obispo and San Benito counties. We scope out different loca-
often envisioned his own future doing something similar, so it was       tions that are most suitable for a specific variety rather than trying to
no surprise when he decided to pursue a degree in Fruit Science at       source everything from one appellation. I enjoy being able to spend
Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. His path diverged after    time in so many unique vineyard sites,” said Volk.
he made his first wine with Gamay grapes, a baseball bat and a trash        But with well over three thousand cultivars of Vitis Vinifera (aka
can. It wasn’t long before Volk was taking enology classes at the U.C.   “wine grapes”) used for regional wine production all over the world,
Davis extension program as well as technical classes at the wine lab     Volk has also built his eponymous winery on under-appreciated and
in St. Helena and the now defunct Napa School of Cellaring. His          hard-to-pronounce grape varietals, which he calls his “Heirloom
home winemaking eventually took over his garage at his home in           Wines.” This collection includes such wines as Negrette, Cabernet
Cayucos.                                                                 Pfeffer, Verdelho, Touriga Nacional, Blaufränkisch, Malvasia Bianca,
    When Volk started Wild Horse Winery with his family in the early     Albariño and Aglianico. Although many of these grapes have lacked
1980s there were far fewer wineries, since the Central Coast was not     promotion in what Volk calls the “mass-marketed chocolate, vanilla
yet taken seriously as a fine wine-producing region. But Volk recog-     and strawberry wine standards,” Volk saw this as a niche to be able
nized the region’s potential and over the next twenty-two years he       to make interesting and memorable wines that don’t often make it
grew production from 600 to 150,000 cases, becoming a brand              into the consciousness of the average wine drinker.
synonymous with quality Central Coast wine. In 2003, Ken sold               “We take an advocacy position on these [grape] varieties as they
Wild Horse to Peak Wines, a division of Jim Beam Brands.                 could face extinction in our current market. It’s a challenge but it’s
    Volk has always had a passion for reinvention and the desire to      fun and educational for us. In some ways it’s sort of like cross-
continually learn and try new things, so in 2004 he retired from         training, and gives us insight into making better wines in general,”
Wild Horse Winery and purchased the original Byron Winery and               Every year Volk tries to do something he’s never done before, and
Vineyard in Santa Maria, and renamed the property Kenneth Volk           this year he’s adding an Albariño as well as his first Torrontes. When
Vineyards. With his new venture, Volk knew he wanted to keep his         asked what he envisions for future forays into new grape varieties,
case production lower and focus on producing world-class wines           Volk answered that he’d love to spend time in the Caucasus region

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Kenneth Volk Vineyards Tasting Room, Paso Robles

of Eurasia, near the Caspian Sea where many of the world’s Vinifera
grapes originated, and many of which have yet to be categorized.
   Along with his vision for working with obscure as well as tradi-
tional varietals, Volk has also had opportunity to see how technolog-
ical developments have affected the process of winemaking.
Listening to this life-long learner speak of these developments, it’s
obvious that Volk’s initial interest in fruit science still looms large.
   “With our increasing understanding of the genetics of wine
grapes, we’re now able to understand how and why different grapes
tend toward certain growing conditions,” said Volk. “Simple
sequence DNA has also become relatively affordable for under-
standing the genetic background of grapes and where different wine
grapes originated. We’re able to get away from opinions and stories
to really understand the truth behind each grape.”
   As chair of the Wine and Viticulture Advisory Council at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, the third largest viticulture program in the
country, Volk is invested in creating a center for excellence and
increasing the opportunities offered by this program for future
generations of wine industry enthusiasts. He also recently opened a
satellite tasting room for Kenneth Volk Vineyards in Paso Robles in
May 2010, sharing the facility with Lone Madrone wines and Fat
Cat Farms, offering visitors an additional location to experience
Kenneth Volk Vineyards’ unparalleled wines. There’s no telling in
which direction Volk’s zeal will take him next, but it’s a path that’s
certain to offer new and fascinating ways to enjoy wine for enthusi-
asts of all levels.
   Whether visiting the tasting room in Paso Robles or the winery,
vineyards and tasting room in Santa Maria, Kenneth Volk Vineyards
promises to be a destination that delivers a truly unique, fine wine
experience. Visit Kenneth Volk winery and tasting room at 5230
Tepusquet Road, Santa Maria, and the new Paso Robles tasting
room is located at 2485 Highway 46, Paso Robles. Tours of the
Santa Maria vineyards and winery are available by appointment,
and both facilities are open daily from 10:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Check out
www.volkwines.com for more information about upcoming events.

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 SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY                                                               CAYUCOS, CAMBRIA & MORRO BAY                                                           ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
                                                                                      ONGOING SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH                                                         Patio Food Pairings
ONGOING                                                                                 Morro Bay Embarcadero Art Walk                                                           at Opolo Vineyards
  North County Farmers’ Market                                                          Spend an enjoyable evening touring the many art galleries along the water-               Join them on the patio every Saturday and Sunday for delicious gourmet pizzas
  Fresh fruit, flowers & vegetables, 805-748-1109                                       front on the Embarcadero in beautiful Morro Bay. Sample great food and wine              from their wood burning oven, or for Opolo's signature Cevapcici sandwiches,
  • Atascadero:Wed, 3-6 pm                      • Paso Robles:Tue, 3-6 pm               and converse with the artists. Open late till 8pm, 805-772-9955, morrobay.org            all paired with excellent Opolo wines. Cheers!
  • Baywood/Los Osos: Mon, 2-4:30 pm            • Templeton: Sat, 9am-12:30pm                                                                                                    12-4pm, $16 - $18/pp, 805-238-9593, www.opolo.com
                                                                                      ONGOING SATURDAYS
                                                                                                                                                                             ONGOING SATURDAYS
ONGOING                                                                                 Fishermen & Farmers’ Market in Morro Bay
  Bike, Hike and Kayak Trips                                                            Fresh seasonal produce, crafts & musicians, 3-6pm, 800-231-0592
                                                                                                                                                                                 Tours & Tastings at Eberle Winery
  Explore the amazing outdoor world of the Central Coast Outdoors. Ten unique                                                                                                    VIP Tastings by appointment, $25. Complimentary cave tours every half hour
                                                                                      ONGOING
  day trips, including bicycling the legendary Pacific Coast Highway, hiking Big                                                                                                 805-238-9607, www.eberlewinery.com
                                                                                        Winemaker Dinners at Hoppe’s
  Sur and kayaking among the profusion of bird life in Morro Bay. All trips include     Join Chef Bill Hoppe as he celebrates his passion for food and wine with Wine-       ONGOING THIRD WEDNESDAYS
  necessary transportation, a gourmet picnic lunch and knowledgeable guide(s).          maker Dinners featuring California's best wine producers and Chef Hoppe's                Free Cooking Show
  $79-$119. Bike rentals available. Call for reservations. 888-873-5610                 personalized cooking classes featuring beautiful combinations of local and               at Idler’s Hospitality Catering
                                                                                        exotic foods. 805-995-1006, www.hoppesbistro.com                                         Food samples, wine & entertainment featuring wineries and special guests
ARROYO GRANDE                                                                                                                                                                    5:30pm, 805-238-7979, www.hospitalitycatering.net
ONGOING                                                                               NOVEMBER 12
                                                                                        Harvest Winemaker Dinner at Harmony Cellars                                          ONGOING FRIDAYS
  Hopping Good Time at the SLO Down Pub                                                                                                                                          Wine Down at Hearthstone
                                                                                        Dine by candlelight in their redwood winery. Chef Russell Thomas of Two Cooks
  Open mic Mondays and everything else from blues to bluegrass.                                                                                                                  Enjoy music and light appetizers. Different musicians play and the BBQ will be lit.
                                                                                        works closely with Winemaker Chuck to create a multi-course extravaganza.
  See calendar of events at www.slodownpub.com/event_calendar.shtml                                                                                                              Winemaker Paul has several food and wine pairings he cannot wait to have you
                                                                                        7pm, $138, Book early-sells out! RSVP, www.HarmonyCellars.com, 805-927-1625
ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS                                                                                                                                                      taste! Coming into town for the weekend, stop by before dinner, or if you are local
                                                                                      NOVEMBER 18-21                                                                             come enjoy yourself after a long work week! This week’s performers & appetizers
  Visit Historic Buildings in Arroyo Grande
                                                                                        Tall Ship Lady Washington                                                                at www.facebook.com/HearthstoneWines, 805-238-2544
  Sat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm, 805-473-5077, www.arroyograndevillage.org
                                                                                        Dockside Tours and Public Sails
                                                                                                                                                                             FIRST SATURDAY
ONGOING SATURDAYS                                                                       Lady Washington will tie up near the Morro Bay Embarcadero and offer walk-
  Arroyo Grande Farmers’ Market                                                         on tours, three-hour hands-on public adventure sails and dockside educational            Wine & the Arts
  Farm fresh produce & flowers, art show and live entertainment in the                  programs for K-12 students. The 112-foot long tall ship, which appeared in the           Join 6 wineries and 4 art galleries on a downtown wine and art walk. Each month
                                                                                        2003 movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, is a replica of       features a new artist with live music. Light appetizers, wine by the glass and wine
  Arroyo Grande City Hall Parking Lot at 215 East Branch Street. 12-2:30pm
                                                                                        one of the first U.S.-flagged vessels to visit the west coast of North America.          tasting available. 5-7pm, 805-237-9009, www.ortmanfamilyvineyards.com
  805-473-2250, www.arroyograndevillage.org
                                                                                        www.morrobay.org                                                                     EVERY OTHER SATURDAY
ONGOING WEDNESDAYS
  Ice Cream Creating ~ A Family Affair!                                               NOVEMBER 19                                                                                Live Music at Vina Robles
                                                                                          Cayucos Wine & Food Festival                                                           They invite you to slow down from your week, sit back and enjoy live music -
  The Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab Show is a live performance that involves the
                                                                                          A fun gathering with local wineries and eateries. Come with your friends and           all while savoring award-winning Vina Robles wines. Music complimentary.
  whole audience! Live performances every Wednesday, 7pm, Invent a brand
                                                                                                                                                                                 1-4pm, No RSVP necessary. Wine for purchase & tastings available.
  new flavor and watch it being made. 805-474-4068, www.docburnsteins.com                 meet your neighbors. Get a taste of the Central Coast!
                                                                                                                                                                                 805-227-4812, www.vinarobles.com
                                                                                          4pm-8pm Cayucos Vet's Hall at the foot of the Pier, 805-441-5406
ONGOING
                                                                                      NOVEMBER 27                                                                            MOST SATURDAYS
  Winemakers Choice at Phantom Rivers                                                                                                                                            First Crush Paso Wine 101
                                                                                        Holiday Street Faire
  The first Friday of every month join John & Linda for their Winemakers Choice                                                                                                  First Crush Wine Workshop at Silver Horse – A fun and informative introduction
                                                                                        Old Town Morro Bay, Come experience a family fun-filled event with arts and
  tasting. John will be pouring his favorites (or mention what you like and we’re                                                                                                to Paso Robles wine country, its wines, how they're made and how to taste
                                                                                        crafts, face painting, food, many vendors and entertainment.
  sure he will open it for you)! 5-7pm, www.phantomrivers.com, 805-481-9463                                                                                                      them. Includes winery and vineyard tour, barrel tasting, educational tasting
                                                                                        9am-4pm, Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce at 805-772-4467
ONGOING LAST THURSDAYS                                                                                                                                                           and complimentary Silver Horse & Tassajara tastings. 11am-1pm
                                                                                      DECEMBER 3                                                                                 $25, $20/Crush members, RSVP, 877- 82-CRUSH, www.firstcrushwinemaking.com
  Teachers Appreciation Night at Phantom Rivers
                                                                                        Lighted Boat Parade
  In appreciation for all the dedication of school district personnel. Stop by the                                                                                           ONGOING 3RD SUNDAYS
                                                                                        Morro Bay, Local boats of all sizes, decorated with lights for the holiday season,
  tasting room for happy hour specials. 3-7pm. 25% discounts off all bottles and        cruise the harbor. 6:30pm, Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce, 805-772-4467
                                                                                                                                                                                 Funday Sunday
  $2.50 off any wine by the glass! 805-481-9463, www.phantomrivers.com                                                                                                           at Silver Horse Winery
                                                                                      DECEMBER 9
NOVEMBER 27 THROUGH DECEMBER                                                                                                                                                     Join them for pizza made by the culinary talented Silver Horse & Tassajara staff.
                                                                                        3rd Annual Christmas in Cayucos
                                                                                                                                                                                 Live music, spectacular wines & just a good time! 4-7pm
  Celebrate Christmas in Arroyo Grande                                                  Merchant open house along Ocean Avenue. Free horse drawn carriage rides,
                                                                                                                                                                                 www.silverhorse.com, 805-467-9463
    Grace Bible Church provides a Christmas Music Chorus at the Gazebo with a 70-       children's activities, tree lighting, strolling carolers and a visit from Santa.
    piece Choral & Instrumental group on Sunday followed by their annual                Holiday shopping with gift ideas, special offers, giveaways, refreshments and        ONGOING SUNDAYS
    Christmas Parade, Christmas Carols and Tree Lighting. Join them for the entire      entertainment. 5-8:30pm, 805-995-1200                                                  Live Music at Sculpterra
    weekend! During the month of December, enjoy fairyland of lights throughout                                                                                                Live entertainment sponsored by "Songwriters At Play." 1-4pm, free
                                                                                      PASO ROBLES                                                                              www.sculpterra.com
    the Village every night. Santa strolls through the streets daily.
    www.arroyograndevillage.org                                                       ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
                                                                                                                                                                             ONGOING FIRST THURSDAY
                                                                                          Pinot Noir Blending Seminar                                                          Date Night Concert Series at La Bellasera
AVILA BEACH
                                                                                          at Wild Horse Winery                                                                 Enjoy live music in an intimate setting in La Bellasera's beautiful conference
ONGOING SUNDAYS THROUGH THANKSGIVING                                                      Templeton – Learn the art of blending wine. Experience first hand what being         room. 7pm, $15, 805-238-2834, www.labellasera.com
  Art on the Beach through Thanksgiving                                                   a winemaker is all about. Sample Pinot Noirs from the Central Coast AVA and
                                                                                                                                                                             ONGOING EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT
  Artists paint & present their work, 10am, 805-238-4103, Avila Beach Pier                learn what terroir truly means. Each participant creates their own blend to take
                                                                                                                                                                               Open Mic Songwriters & Comedian Night
                                                                                          home. $50, $35/wine club. By appointment 11am or 2pm, Limit 10
ONGOING FRIDAYS                                                                                                                                                                BBQ, beer, wine & soda available for purchase. Bring your own chair, all ages
                                                                                          RSVP, 805-434-2541 ext. 15, email leslie.churchill@wildhorsewinery.com
  Avila Beach Fish & Farmers' Market                                                                                                                                           welcome. 6-9pm, free, Stacked Stone Cellars, Paso Robles, 805-238-7872
  On the Promenade – Fresh produce, local seafood, food booths & family fun.          ONGOING TUESDAYS
                                                                                                                                                                             ONGOING
  4-8pm, 805-602-8266 Rainy day policy: If it's raining at 2pm in Avila the day of        Indulge Level 4 Winery Feature                                                       Estrella Warbird Museum
  the market, the Fish & Farmers' Market is cancelled                                     Downtown Paso Robles – A different winery each week. All wines will be
                                                                                                                                                                               Collection of military aircrafts, Fri & Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
                                                                                          available by the glass with a carefully paired sampler. 6-9pm, 805-237-2111
ONGOING                                                                                                                                                                        805-238-9317, www.ewarbirds.org
  Avila Beach Sea Life Center                                                         ONGOING WEDNESDAYS
                                                                                                                                                                             ONGOING
  805-595-7280, www.visitavilabeach.com                                                   Thomas Hill Organics
                                                                                                                                                                               15 Degrees C Wine Shop & Bar
  • Floating Adventures: Students board a real boat to experience the Floating            Winemaker Dinner                                                                     Templeton, 805-434-1554
    Laboratory, Marine Biologist for a Day or Whale Watchers programs.                    Thomas Hill Organics pairs up with a local winery to showcase the best flavors       • Wednesday: Happy Hour, $3 glasses of wine & beer, 5-7pm
  • Program Options: Teachers and educators customize programs. The Marine                of the Central Coast. Enjoy delicious food paired with fantastic wine.               • Thursday: Spanish Tapas Nite, each tapa is $2, 5-7pm
    Institute has created a very comprehensive program with several options.              805-226-5888, www.thomashillorganics.com                                             • Friday: Oyster Bar, Champagne, Bubbles galore! Orders must be in by 7pm



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ONGOING                                                                                 DECEMBER 2                                                                               ONGOING SECOND SUNDAY
  Go Ballooning                                                                             Holiday Open House for Wine Club                                                       Dallidet Adobe & Gardens
  Enjoy incredible views of the wine country of Paso Robles, Atascadero, San                at Halter Ranch                                                                        Oldest house in the city of San Luis Obispo. Site of first commercial winery in
  Miguel and Templeton. You float along at 2-3 miles per hour from an altitude of                                                                                                  the area. 1-4pm, 805-543-0638, www.slochs.org/dallidet
                                                                                            Halter Ranch Victorian Farmhouse, Join them for a casual open house with
  a few feet up to several thousand feet above the ground. 1-4 passengers per               friends, appetizers, and wine. Enjoy the aromas of the season and the holiday        ONGOING FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
  trip. Weather permitting. Call for reservations. 805-458-1530                             decorations in the Victorian Farmhouse. Meet the Halter Ranch team and enjoy           Art Gallery Events “Art After Dark”
ONGOING FRIDAYS                                                                             a glass of wine and a few small bites prepared by a local chef.                        Various art galleries stay open late & host artist receptions with wine & cheese
  Friday Fun Nites at Rio Seco                                                              Complimentary for Wine Club Members                                                    6-9pm, Downtown San Luis Obispo, 805-544-9251, www.sloartcouncil.org
  Music and extended wine tasting. Memorable, family-friendly evenings of good              RSVP, info@halterranch.com or call 888-367-9977                                      ONGOING FRIDAY EVENINGS THROUGH FALL
  food, fine wines, great music and fun people all summer long.                         DECEMBER 10                                                                                Sips & Songs at Claiborne & Churchill
  $10/BBQ tickets, under 12/free. RSVP, 805-237-8884                                        Sligo Rags Indoor Concert                                                              Enjoy the beautiful Central Coast evenings while sipping on some good wine,
                                                                                                                                                                                   enjoying local food and live music. 5:30-7:30pm, www.claibornechurchill.com
NOVEMBER 5                                                                                  at Castoro
    Cioppino, Under The Stars                                                                                                                                                    NOVEMBER 4-6
                                                                                            Named among the top acoustic bands in LA (by Folkworks Magazine) and two-
                                                                                            time winners of the Orange County Music Award for Best Folk Band, this
                                                                                                                                                                                     SLO Rockin' Harvest Celebration
    at Silver Horse
                                                                                            dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk with a decidedly bluegrass attitude. Get           Grand Tasting & Auction
    Ciopinno and other sea-faring dishes will be paired for your pleasure with
                                                                                            early start on the holidays...they'll be serving complimentary mulled wine and           The 21st annual Celebration is an exhibition of local award-winning wines and
    wines from both Tassajara Cellars and Silver Horse Winery.
                                                                                            goodies during the concert! Enjoy browsing through our gift shop while you're            flavors! Explore San Luis Obispo and discover the culinary treasures of their
    5:30-9pm, 805-467-9463, steve@silverhorse.com                                                                                                                                    unique region. www.slowine.com, 805-541-5868
                                                                                            here. www.castorocellars.com
NOVEMBER 10-13                                                                                                                                                                       • Fri: A variety of winemaker socials and dinners.
                                                                                        DECEMBER 10                                                                                  • Sat: “Back Stage Passes”kick off the day at 11am. Sample special limited
    2011 Paderewski Festival
                                                                                            Holiday Open House and                                                                   reserve wines, poured during this hour only. $95, Early bird tickets limited.
    The 20th anniversary of the Festival in Paso Robles. Concerts of solo piano, jazz
    and chamber music, an exhibit of Paderewski memorabilia, celebrations of
                                                                                            Wine Club Pick up Party at Eos                                                           • Sat: Avila Beach Golf Resort, Over 60 wineries and restaurants from the San
                                                                                            Enjoy mulled wines, cookies and carolers! Also featured will be holiday gift and         Luis Obispo region are featured. Winemakers, local chefs and wine lovers share
    local young musicians and lectures by experts are planned. Once again, the
                                                                                            $99 case specials! http://www.eosvintage.com                                             the fruits of their labor and passion for the art of winemaking. Be entertained
    Festival will honor Paderewski’s initiative to bring music to fellow Californians                                                                                                by the winemakers as they show off their lifestyle auction lots. Live music from
    by making all concerts during the 2011 Paderewski Festival free of charge.          DECEMBER 10-11                                                                               the Winemaker's Band, ‘The Crushtones’, a group formed especially for last
    RSVP, www.paderewskifest.com, tickets@paderewskifest.com                                Holiday Open House at Castoro                                                            year’s Annual Event. 12-3pm, $80
NOVEMBER 11-12                                                                              Looking for a bit of good old fashioned Holiday Cheer? Drop by their Tasting             Table of 8/$800 front row private table at the auction, VIP service and back
    Paso Garagiste Festival Uncovers                                                        Room and enjoy holiday goodies and mulled wine on the house! Their gift shop is          stage passes
                                                                                            filled with awesome wine and goodies for your friends and family.                        • Sun: Hit the SLO Wine trail for wine, food and entertainment once again at
    Emerging Artisan Winemakers                                                             10% off most gift items, $15% off wine purchases and free shipping to legal              their individual wineries. Grand Tasting ticket gives free access wineries. Wear
    Windfall Farms, Featuring high-quality, cutting-edge, small production                  addresses in the continental U.S. - this weekend only. www.castorocellars.com            your all access bracelet from the main event on Saturday, bring your wine glass
    wineries that produce fewer than 1,200 cases a year, this festival brings                                                                                                        with you, and rock 2 days straight with SLO Wineries.
    together many of the best and most innovative winemakers in California,             PISMO BEACH/SHELL BEACH
                                                                                                                                                                                 NOVEMBER 4
    pouring their hard-to-find wines and sharing their knowledge with passionate        ONGOING SUNDAYS                                                                              Harvest Dinner
    wine consumers. www.pasogaragiste.com, doug@pasogaragiste.com                         Shell Beach Farmers Market                                                                 at Edna Valley Vineyard
NOVEMBER 12                                                                               Featuring products such as fresh produce, flowers, jams, dried fruits, artisan
                                                                                                                                                                                     An evening of great wines, friends, fun and fabulous food. A five course menu
  Meridian Vineyards Wine Vine Run Pasta Feed                                             vinegars, grown by local farmers. A variety of other products, including family            by Two Cooks Catering. Edna Valley Vineyard will show case their finest wines
  Join them for a pre-race Pasta and Salad Feed in their barrel room. Listen to live      fun. 9am-1pm, Dinosaur Caves Park, shellbeachfarmersmarket@yahoo.com                       available. Don't miss out on the fun. 6-10pm
  acoustic guitar and enjoy wine (available for purchase by the glass or the            DECEMBER 2                                                                                   $85, $80/Club Edna/Founders, RSVP, 805-544-5855 x 42
  bottle). 5-7pm, $10, RSVP, 805-226-7113, www.meridianvineyards.com                      Holiday Harmony & Tree Lighting
                                                                                                                                                                                 NOVEMBER 4
                                                                                          Downtown Pismo Beach. Fresh snow, a bounce house, crafts and cookie deco-
NOVEMBER 12
                                                                                          rating. Santa will be in Santa's Village and the Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony            Harvest Winemaker Dinner
    Niner Wine Estates                                                                    will take place at 6 p.m. at the Pismo Beach Pier. Join Santa and carolers at the          at Tolosa
    CLUB 9 Pick-Up Party                                                                                                                                                             In the Heritage Room, A harvest inspired Burgundian Winemaker dinner by
                                                                                          Beach Bum Holiday Rental parking lot at 5:30 p.m. before he makes his way to
                                                                                                                                                                                     Chef Maegen Loring. $95, $80/wine club, www.tolosawinery.com
    Take a trip to the French Riviera. New releases, artisan cheeses, live music &        the tree lighting ceremony on a fire truck. Enjoy hot drinks and listen to carols
    more! Additionally, Le Ciel Crepe Cafe will be providing cooking demonstrations       as the tree is lit. Kids can have their picture taken with Santa.                      NOVEMBER 4
    in addition to sweet & savory gourmet crepes. 4pm                                     Free, 6-8, 805-773-7063.                                                                   Harvest Celebration
    $20, Complimentary/club members, 805-239-2233, www.ninerwine.com                                                                                                                 Winemaker Dinner at Laetitia
                                                                                        SAN LUIS OBISPO
                                                                                                                                                                                     Join them at the scenic Estate House for celebrating the end of harvest.
NOVEMBER 13
                                                                                        ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS                                                                  6:30-9pm, $115, $100/wine club, RSVP, 805-474-7641
   3rd Annual Meridian Vineyards Wine Vine Run
                                                                                            Master the Art of Wine and Cheese                                                    NOVEMBER 4
  1/2 Marathon & 5K Run/Walk
  Come run/walk in this unique destination race through the beautiful vineyards             at Tolosa Winery                                                                         Night in Havana at Club Cubano
  of Meridian followed by a leisurely wine tasting and breakfast in our gardens.            Four cheeses are served using only artisan and/or farmstead products. Wine is            at Chamisal
  All proceeds benefit the Paso Robles Athletic Department. Visit                           paired with each cheese, utilizing the principles of balance and harmony.                Join Claiborne & Churchill and Chamisal wineries in celebration of Harvest
  www.winevinerun.com for registration information. 7am                                     11am-4pm, RSVP, 805-782-0500, www.tolosawinery.com                                       Cuban style. Move and groove to Latin beats and savor Cuban-style fare
  $45-1/2 Marathon, $25-5K, 805-226-7133, www.Active.com                                ONGOING SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS                                                                prepared by Megan Loring of the Neon Carrot. Sip the delicious wines of both
                                                                                            Summer Music Sessions at Laetitia                                                        Claiborne & Churchill and Chamisal Vineyards. Cigars and other Cuban themed
NOVEMBER 19                                                                                                                                                                          attractions will delight the senses. Enjoy a special discount on purchases of all
                                                                                            Listen to beautiful sounds while you sip in the tasting room. 1-4pm
    Cosy Sheridan & T. R. Richie at                                                                                                                                                  wines featured that evening. Bring your maracas and join the fun! 6:30pm
                                                                                            www.laetitiawine.com
    Castoro Cellars                                                                                                                                                                   $65, $55/Chamisal or Claiborne & Churchill members. (prices are all inclusive)
    With Dana & Susan Robinson, Cosy Sheridan has been called "one of the era's         ONGOING                                                                                      www.chamisalvineyards.com
    finest and most thoughtful singer/songwriters." TR Ritchie learned his musical        Hearst Castle Tours                                                                    NOVEMBER 6
    chops in the rich musical environment of the Pacific Northwest during the             Led by an experienced guide, tour Hearst Castle and encounter first-hand the majesty
                                                                                                                                                                                     Harvest Open House Celebration
    1980’s, dividing his time between music and seasonal work as a forest service         and beauty of this historical treasure. 800-444-4445, www.hearstcastle.org
                                                                                                                                                                                     at Edna Valley
    lookout, where he honed his songwriting skills. $20                                 ONGOING                                                                                      In conjunction with the San Luis Obispo Vintners Association, will be open for
    Doors open 6:30pm, show 7:30pm, 1-888-DAM-FINE, www.castorocellars.com                The San Luis Obispo Art Center                                                             an afternoon of handcrafted wine, great food, and live music. Their 4th annual
NOVEMBER 25                                                                               Permanent collection & constantly rotating exhibits of works by local artists in           “Throwdown”. Bring friends and come celebrate Harvest.
    Le Vigne Winery Black Friday Sale                                                     all media – paintings, sculpture, photography & more.                                      12-4pm ,$10 Complimentary/Club Edna/Founders & SLO Vintner’s wrist bands
    Stop by & wind down with mimosas while finishing your holiday shopping!               11am-5pm daily except Tuesdays, 805-543-8562, www.sloartcenter.org                     NOVEMBER 6
    They will be sampling a vast assortment of their gourmet foods! Take advan-         ONGOING WEEKENDS                                                                             Harvest Open House Celebration
    tage of their pre-made gift baskets and gifts! Sylvester Wines and Kiara wines        Music at Mother’s Tavern                                                                   at Laetitia Vineyard
    will be on sale for prices so low you will be amazed!                                 Upscale tavern with entertainment, check for schedules                                     Come enjoy live music, light snacks and gondola rides through the vineyard.
    9am-7pm, Complimentary, 805-227-4000, www.levignewinery.com                           805-541-8733, www.motherstavern.com                                                        Until 4pm, $10, free/wineclub and wrist bands, www.laetitiawine.com



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NOVEMBER 6                                                                                ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS                                                             ONGOING
    Harvest Open House Celebration                                                          Downtown Walking Tours                                                                  Cachuma Lake Recreation Area Activities
    at Talley Vineyards                                                                     Guided stroll - experience Santa Barbara’s past. Saturday walking tours near the        Santa Ynez Park, 805-686-5050 , www.cachuma.com, $8 per vehicle
                                                                                            City Hall steps facing de la Guerra Plaza and Sunday tours near the entrance of         • Fri-Sun: Wildlife Nature Cruises aboard the 45-passenger pontoon boat
    Wine tasting, food, and music! Free for SLO Harvest with bracelet                                                                                                                 "Osprey" featuring 2-hour tour with naturalist. Call for schedule & fees.
                                                                                            the Public Library on Anapamu Street. 10am, $10 donation
    $10, $5/wine club, www.talleyvineyards.com                                                                                                                                      • Sat: 10-11:30am. Naturalists and volunteers lead a 1-mile walk on the
                                                                                            No strollers, young children or dogs, info@afsb.org, 805-965-6307
NOVEMBER 6                                                                                                                                                                            Oak Canyon Trail for all ages. Free with park admission.
                                                                                          ONGOING                                                                                   • Sat: 12:30-1:30pm; Junior Park Rangers Program (ages 3-12) $2/child
    Open House and Winter                                                                   Ty Warner Sea Center
    Pick up Party at Chamisal Vineyards                                                     Explore creatures of the sea at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History               ONGOING
    Celebrate Harvest with Jose's Famous Harvest Tacos and Chamisal wines! Tacos            Stearns Wharf, www.sbnature.org/seacenter                                               Art at Artiste Winery
    available from 12-2pm while supplies last. Chamisal members, pick up your                                                                                                       Each quarter, Artiste releases two new wines with impressionist painted labels
                                                                                          ONGOING                                                                                   from the brushes of their featured artist. 805-686-2626 www.artiste.com
    shipment between 12-2pm and taste the wine along with tacos. 2 compli-
                                                                                            Downtown Santa Barbara                                                                NOVEMBER 5-6
    mentary tickets per membership. Guests of the Grand Tasting event are
                                                                                            Various venues for art exhibits, cultural events & fine wine tasting, plus festival       Autumn on the Trail
    welcome with your glass and wristband/ticket from the Grand Tasting the day             and holiday events, 805-962-2098, www.santabarbaradowntown.com
    before. All other guests, $15/person, www.chamisalvineyards.com                                                                                                                   Come enjoy the fruits of harvest with a visit to the member wineries located in
                                                                                          ONGOING                                                                                     the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. On Sunday, November 6, bring your passport to
DECEMBER 4                                                                                  Santa Barbara Museum of Art                                                               any of our wineries for additional complimentary tasting. Make it a weekend in
    5th Annual Art in the Vineyard                                                          Check site for hours and exhibits. 805-963-4364, www.sbma.net                             Wine Country! 11am-4pm, $35, www.syvwinecountry.com
    at Tolosa Winery                                                                      ONGOING
    The event hosts 30+local artists featuring glass art, photography, textiles,                                                                                                  SOLVANG
                                                                                            C‘est Cheese
    pottery, jewelry, paintings, furniture, much more. Features live music, wine            Stop for lunch, wine, cheese and chocolate. They’re starting to ramp up their         ONGOING THURSDAYS
    tasting and appetizers. 11am-5pm. 805-704-8128                                          selection, bringing in new and delicious cheeses, wines and various treats for            Wandering Dog Wine Bar presents
                                                                                            all to enjoy. 825 Santa Barbara Street, 805-965-0318                                      Blind Tasting Thursday
DECEMBER 7
                                                                                                                                                                                      Challenge your palate and learn about wine at the same time! Every week
    Wine Club Holiday Celebration                                                         ONGOING                                                                                     features different varietals, regions, etc. No reservations required. 4-7pm, $15
    at Edna Valley                                                                          CAMA International Series at The Granada                                                  Must be 21, 805-686-9126, www.wanderingdogwinebar.com
    Join us for the annual Club Edna Holiday Open House. This is a complimentary            Features celebrated orchestras, conductors and soloists from around the
                                                                                                                                                                                  ONGOING EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY
    evening for all club members. Sip wine and enjoy festive appetizers while you           world. www.camasb.org, 805-966-4324
                                                                                                                                                                                      Live Music in the Tasting Room
    get a little holiday shopping in. Let us get you in the spirit of the season! This    ONGOING                                                                                     at Sort This Out Cellars
    event does fill up so make your reservations with Dana early.                           CAMA Masterseries at the Lobero                                                           Keep a lookout for special band performances that you won't want to miss!
    5-7pm, Complimentary for club members only, 805 544 5855 x 27                           Presents concerts by some of today's leading chamber musicians.                           www.sortthisoutcellars.com, 805-688-1717
DECEMBER 15                                                                                 www.camasb.org, 805-966-4324                                                          ONGOING FIRST SATURDAYS
    Holiday Open House at Tolosa                                                          NOVEMBER 12                                                                                 Nate Latta and His Rockabilly
    Complete your last minute shopping at Tolosa Winery, because there’s no better            The Winehound                                                                           Revue at Sort This out Cellars
    way to shop then with a glass of wine in hand. Complimentary tastings, light              2011 Santa Barbara County                                                               An evening of Hootenanny proportions (at least what they can fit into a 10x10
    appetizers and a festive atmosphere to help with all your holiday shopping.                                                                                                       corner of the tasting room). Come out for some uninhibited musical fun and
                                                                                              Autumn Tasting Extravaganza                                                             enjoy wine specials and giveaways. www.sortthisoutcellars.com
    One-night only specials on their estate wines and gift boxes and all include
                                                                                              They've got a roster of the county's best wineries joining them, with over two
    complimentary gift wrapping. 5-7pm, 805-704-8128                                                                                                                              ONGOING
                                                                                              dozen brands pouring a total of about sixty wines! SOhO will be serving up our
DECEMBER 16                                                                                   favorite hot appetizers, and they expect lots of winemakers in attendance, as           Tuesday Evening Wine Classes
    Winter in the Vineyards at Laetitia                                                       long as they're not too bushed from harvest! 12-3pm                                     at Wandering Dog
                                                                                              $30 in advance, no refunds, RSVP, 805-845-5247, www.thewinehound.com                    • Oct 18-Wine and Cheeses of Italy: Learn about a variety of Italian wines
    Join them for an all day open house with light snacks and live music.
                                                                                                                                                                                        paired with exotic Italian cheeses. (+$12)
    4-7pm, $10, Free/wine club, www.laetitiawine.com
                                                                                          SANTA MARIA/FOXEN CANYON                                                                    • Nov 1-South Africa: Along with Chenin Blanc and Pinotage, South Africa is
                                                                                                                                                                                        carving a niche for itself with hearty reds and interesting whites.
                                                                                          ONGOING SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
 SANTA BARBARA COUNTY                                                                       Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nov 15-Sparkling & Champagne: They will be sampling a variety of styles
                                                                                                                                                                                        and regions and learning the intricate process of how sparkling wine is made.
                                                                                            Lots of fun including a train simulator exhibit. 1-4:30pm
LOMPOC/BUELLTON                                                                                                                                                                       6-7:30pm, $35, $25/Wine Society & Industry, unless otherwise noted.
                                                                                            805-714-4927, www.smvrhm.org/museum
                                                                                                                                                                                      RSVP, 805.686.9126, wines@wanderingdogwinebar.com
ONGOING FRIDAYS                                                                           ONGOING                                                                                 ONGOING
  Olde Towne Market in Lompoc                                                                 Friday Night Wine Down                                                                Elverhoj Museum of History & Art
  Food wine & music in the summer months                                                      at Costa de Oro                                                                       Showcases Solvang’s rich cultural history. Former residence of one of Solvang's
  805-736-4567, www.lompocrecord.com                                                          Great way to start your weekend! Enjoy live music, wine tasting and cheese            most artistic families, now a community museum devoted to the history of
NOVEMBER 12                                                                                   plates. 4:30-7:30pm, 805-922-1468, www.cdowinery.com                                  Solvang, the colorful heritage and pioneer spirit of Denmark and the arts.
    4th Annual Vino de Sueños                                                             ONGOING EVERY OTHER SATURDAY                                                              1-4pm, Wed-Thu, 12-4pm, Fri-Sun, 805-686-1211, www.elverhoj.org
    Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, Buellton – A unique event planned and supported               Summer Music Series                                                                 ONGOING
    by a group of local premium winemakers. Vino de Sueños is the brand name for              at Costa de Oro                                                                       Hans Christian Andersen Museum
    the wine series released each year at the annual event. This year 20 premium              Every other Saturday through Summer they will host a special, out of town             Honoring the multi-talented Danish father of the modern fairy tale, is filled
    wineries will be donating wine to be tasted and sold exclusively under the Vino           musical guest. Each musician brings their own blend of original music.                with copies of Andersen’s books, sketches, paper cutouts, silhouettes and
    de Sueños label at the release celebration. Each wine label includes a reproduc-           6-8pm, www.cdowinery.com                                                             collages. 10am-5pm daily, www.solvangusa.com
    tion of an original art piece donated by local and regional artists. Benefits vine-
                                                                                          NOVEMBER 29
    yard and farm workers through the auspices of People Helping People (PHP). 3-
    6pm, $45/includes a 14 ounce Vino de Sueños logo glass,                                   Niner Wine Estate Winemaker
    www.vinodesuenos.com, 805-686-0295                                                        Dinner at Central City Market
                                                                                              Join Amanda Cramer and team from Central City Market. 6-9pm, 805-925-7766
LOS OLIVOS/FOXEN CANYON
                                                                                          SANTA YNEZ
SANTA BARBARA
                                                                                          ONGOING THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
ONGOING SUNDAYS                                                                             Dancing at Maverick Saloon                                                                                                                          Scan the
  Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show                                                          Dance lessons, live country western or rock & roll. 6:45pm, check web for                                                                           QR Code for
  For 44 years featuring all types of art, crafts & jewelry with 200+ artists and                                                                                                                                                               more events!
                                                                                            schedule of entertainers. 805-686-4785, www.mavericksaloon.org
  craftsman. East Beach Pier, 10am–dusk, 805-897-1982, www.sbaacs.com                                                                                                                Email your upcoming event information to
                                                                                          ONGOING
ONGOING FRIDAYS                                                                             Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum                                                Laurie@WineCountryThisWeek.com
  Wine Tasting at East Beach Wine                                                           & Parks - Janeway Carriage House                                                                    For best results, submit information
  Hosted by a winemaker, winery owner or wine broker. 8 -10 wines to taste.                 Exhibits from Chumash period through early 20th century ranch day, 12-4pm                           at least 6 weeks prior to your event.
  4-7pm, contact for current host listing, 805-691-1020, www.eastbeachwine.com              805-688-7889, www.santaynezvalleymuseum.org



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   Quality Craft Beers from
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
    This family-owned brewery started by Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer
of Los Olivos, has been life-long dream in the making. Harnessing
their Bavarian heritage the Dietenhofer’s wanted to create a craft
brewery in the Santa Ynez Valley that focused on creating the highest
quality beer and help add to a growing hop culture in the Central
Coast.
    Utilizing the skill sets from award-winning head brewer A.J. Stoll
and his brew team, Figueroa Mountain Brewing has been able to create
a line-up of seven quality craft beers (soon to be more). The brew team
has been able to earn multiple medals including three golds in a very
short period of time (open since 2010).
    In addition to selling beer in draft and bottles on the open market,
Figueroa Mountain Brewery has a tap room that puts the patrons a few
feet away from the brewing action. Complete with a state-of-the-art
stainless brewing system, customers can enjoy the pint of beer that
was made in the same room and epitomizes freshness. An experience
that includes live music on Fridays, and a complete food and wine list.
    Beer lovers may also enjoy the Fig Mtn Beer truck complete with
taps on the side ready to pour. The truck can be seen at a large list
of events throughout the Central Coast. Stay tuned to
www.figmtnbrew.com for more information, or follow them on Face-
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               Robert Hall Winery
   Like the inspiration behind achieving a dream, every grapevine         of him personally.
begins with years of nurture before it produces clusters worthy enough        Robert’s dream of a full production winery quickly came into view
to be used to craft quality wines. For Robert L. Hall, the inspiration    in 2002 with the construction of his production facilities. These facil-
behind his dream began nearly 40 years ago and became a reality           ities include his custom crush pad consisting of two butcher presses
resulting in the Robert Hall Winery of today.                             manufactured in France as well as 55 stainless steel tanks used in
   The ability to develop an idea into a success has never been           fermenting the wine throughout the year.
anything new for Robert Hall. A true entrepreneur, his ventures               With the collaboration of his long-time Winemaker Don Brady,
include construction, bowling centers, travel agencies, restaurants and   Robert Hall Winery has consistently produced award-winning,
champion horse breeding. A Minnesota native, Robert resided in            sustainable wines. In 2008, Robert Hall Winery achieved Certified
Arizona before finding his home and fulfilling his dream in Paso          Sustainability in Practice (SIP) standards which entailed an indepen-
Robles.                                                                   dent third-party audit of the vineyard and winery practices by industry
   During a family trip to France in the late ’70s, Robert was capti-     peers. As true stewards of the land, environmental sustainability is
vated with the Rhône Valley’s style of winemaking. He then ventured       practiced to respect and conserve our earth’s natural resources.
west to explore each of California’s wine appellations in order to find   Known for the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Rhône-style wines,
the best growing conditions for producing premium wine grapes. He         Robert’s vineyards have a broad variety of styles appealing to all levels
acquired the Home Ranch in 1995 and soon after, the Terrace and           of wine connoisseurs.
Bench vineyards were added, completing the Hall Ranch estate. Robert          Robert Hall Winery crafts several different well known blends
soon became a ground breaking Rhône variety grower for the Paso           including the flagship blends Rhone de Robles the Rose de Robles.
Robles region.                                                            The Viognier, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are the most aromatic
   Robert’s focus began with a balances soil that will produce clusters   whites, while the Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are smooth and spicy.
of high quality each and every season on the 400 acres that comprise      Also created is a Meritage blend, satisfying the craving for a solid and
The Hall Ranch. The quality of each bottle of wine is a direct reflec-    bold red and Merlot, an all around easy drinking and approachable
tion of the care given in the growing and nurturing of the vines.         red wine.
Robert’s hands-on approach to his wine growing, making and tasting            Robert Hall Winery also produces dessert wines. A traditional style
leaves each customer with a memorable experience of the winery and        Vintage Port consisting of the Portuguese native grapes Touriga,


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Continued


Alvarelhão, Souzão and Tinta Cão. This smooth-style dessert wine
pairs well with dark chocolate and blue cheese. In addition, the
Orange Muscat that is a crisp and refreshing fruit forward dessert wine
that pairing wonderfully with all fruits throughout the seasons as well
as other light desserts and cheeses.
    Maybe the most evoking element of Robert Hall Winery are the
19,000 square feet of underground caverns used to store 132-gallon
oak barrels at a natural, and optimal wine storage temperature of 55-
65 degrees year round. Above the caverns one can find the tasting
room and hospitality building.
    The welcoming embrace of the tasting room begins with a knowl-
edgeable staff that not only serves wine but provides guided tours of
the entire facility from the vines to the bottle. The center of the
10,000-square-foot tasting room holds the tasting bar made up of a
gold granite top that compliments the colors of the ceiling and its
massive wooden beams used to hold up the ceiling. The gorgeous
panoramic view of the tasting room overlooks the garden terrace and
amphitheater that are used for private events and concerts. The hospi-
tality center is designed to host seminars, private parties, weddings
and corporate events.
    Robert, a true steward of the land, can often be found working in
the vineyard or in the tasting room greeting visitors. You are welcome
to stop by to visit Robert Hall Winery and experience the essence of
Paso Robles.




                                                                                           November 4th
                                                                              Haarvest Wine Dinner: Havana Nights!
                                                                                           November 5th
                                                                          Harvest Celebration Grand Tasting in Avila Beach
                                                                                           November 6th
                                                                                   Open House and Pick up Party
                                                                                      11-4pm with Jose’s Tacos!
                                                                               Contact Brette Womack for more information,
                                                                                   bretteannw@chamisalvineyards.com




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   Carina Cellars, Los Olivos


Preferred Tasting Room:

by Michael Cervin
                            Carina Cellars
    Carina Cellars was launched as a vision between winemaker Joey
Tensley and businessman David Hardee. It was a meeting that might
seem out of place given that the two men come from opposite places.
Tensley grew up in Bakersfield and worked as assistant winemaker at
both Babcock and Beckmen wineries, before landing at Carina.
    Hardee, by contrast, was involved in law and he charted out Carina
Cellars as a simple extension of his meticulous planning used as an
attorney. “In a start-up operation, you try to eliminate as many poten-
tial obstacles as you can,” he says referring to what wines he wanted
to make. The Rhône varieties were a logical choice over the oft-planted
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but Syrah is their main focus. “Syrah is
very hip and the cool thing about it is that it adapts well to various                                               Carina Cellars, Paso Robles
growing conditions,” Tensley says.                                          a collection of works by a brother and a sister, in watercolor and oil;
    Carina Cellars has made a name with Syrah but they also produce         each seeing the same subject, and in turn painting it in their own style,
a signature blend, Iconoclast, merging Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvi-          and yet each painting is a reflection of the other. Carina Cellars will
gnon with Santa Barbara Syrah. “We recently released our 2009               participate in Autumn on the Trail on November 5th from 1 to 4 p.m.,
wines,” says Shaun Grimmitt. “Our Clairvoyant is a 50 percent Syrah,        a passport event covering a dozen wineries showcasing the Santa Ynez
35 percent Grenache and 15 percent Mourvèdre. This is a classic             Valley.
French-style Rhône blend that mimics the great wines that come out              Located right in downtown Los Olivos, Carina Cellars is one of the
of France and shows our personal touch in producing something               best and most consistent wineries. “Fine wine is like fine art, it is
similar. We are also showcasing our 2009 Zinfandel. It’s an elegant Zin     subjective. There is no definitive right or wrong pairing, just personal
that doesn’t obscure Zinfandel’s awesome nuances,” he notes.                preference,” suggests Hardee. Discover your own preferences by
    They have expanded to two tasting bars inside their comfortable         visiting Carina Cellars at 2900 Grand Ave. in Los Olivos. They are
tasting room to handle the influx of people on busy weekends. There         open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact (805) 886-5079.
are small gift items as well; books, clothing and wine accessories. Their       Carina Cellars at 3525 Adelaida Road in Paso Robles is open for
tasting room also features rotating art which hugs the rustic walls.        tasting Friday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (805) 610-
Their latest art exhibition is “Reflections,” running currently through     6663 for their Paso Robles location. More information is available at
December 31st, by Royanna Robertson and Mike Krone. Reflections is          www.carinacellars.com.

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                                                                                           WINE COUNTRY DINING
THOMAS HILL ORGANICS
by Carolyn Turner
                                                                                                       includes an assortment of produce straight from their farm to
  “Good food builds good community.” That’s the mantra of                                              you. The program begins around May and runs through October.
Thomas Hill Organics, and it’s one to which owners Joe and                                             But even with this program, Joe and Debbie found themselves
Debbie Thomas are deeply committed, as they serve the Paso                                             with a surplus of fruits and veggies, and were quick to realize
Robles community through both their farm and bistro.                                                   that there were no other farm-to-table restaurants in town. So in
   Joe and Debbie met at the Santa Barbara County Vintner’s                                            January 2009, they opened Thomas Hill Organics in downtown
Festival, and at the time Joe was teaching art at Santa Clara                                          Paso Robles.
University and Debbie was a key accounts sales manager for                                                Chef Julie Simon was quick to join the team, and with her
Adidas in Los Angeles. They married and were quick to realize                                          Parisian upbringing and California-honed culinary skills, she
their shared love of good food and good wine. They dreamed of                                          brings a fresh and unexpected explosion of flavor combinations
one day moving to wine country, and in 2004 they purchased the                                         to the cuisine. The menu changes weekly depending on the
perfect home in the eastern hills of Paso Robles and began to                                          season and their wine list heralds an amazing line-up of locally
make that dream into a reality. Thus Thomas Hill Farms was                                             produced wine. You may choose to enjoy your meal in their inti-
born as they planted every last spot of the 10-acre property with                                      mate indoor dining room, or outside on their beautiful outdoor
900 fruit and nut trees, a small vineyard of Italian varietals, and                                    patio. The whole ambiance is reminiscent of dining at a quaint
an assortment of raised bed lettuces, herbs and garlic, and                                            European café, surrounded by ivy cascading down brick walls, a
seasonal row crops like tomates. Everything is grown organically                                       gently trickling fountain and an outdoor fireplace.
and farm tours are given by Joe by appointment only.                                                      If you can make it, Monday nights feature Burgers and Beer,
   As the land began to produce, Joe and Debbie developed a                                            and Wednesday nights are Wine Night. But no matter when you
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, where                                                   visit, you’ll likely be greeted by Debbie as she ushers you to your
members of the community can sign up for a T-Hill Basket that                                          seat, where you’ll enjoy a truly unique and farm-fresh dining
                                                                                                       experience that will make you feel right at home, and leave you
                                                                                                       dreaming about when to make your next visit.
                       SAN LUIS OBISPO

                                           MAMA'S MEATBALL
                                                                                                                           PA S O R O B L E S
                                        Fine Italian Restaurant and Catering
                                   Mama's Meatball has specialized in creating
                                   seasonal menus by using only the finest and
                                   freshest ingredients.
                                         570 Higuera St. Suite 130-135
                                           www.mamasmeatball.com
                                                   805-544-0861




                                       NIPOMO




                          ADELINA’S BISTRO & MARKETPLACE
   Hand Crafted Meals by Chef Pandee Pearson Featuring Farmer’s Market Fresh Produce and Local Wines
    Minutes from town but a world away from the everyday. Located within the Monarch Club at Trilogy
          1645 TRILOGY PARKWAY • NIPOMO • 805.343.7510 • www.adelinasbistro.com


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 TastingRoom.com™ Announces Its New Series of Exclusive Celebrity
Wine Samplers Curated by Critically Acclaimed Chef Michael Chiarello
TastingRoom.com extends their celebrity sampler
collection by introducing Michael Chiarello Styles
of Chardonnay and Holiday Pinot Noirs
    TastingRoom.com, the first e-commerce
website that offers consumers a unique way
to discover and taste wines from around the
world, has partnered with renowned chef
Michael Chiarello to curate exclusive “Signa-
ture Series” wine samplers. The samplers,
Michael Chiarello … Styles of Chardonnay
and Michael Chiarello … Holiday Pinot
Noirs, are comprised of six mini (50ml)
bottles of wine complete with tasting notes,
food/wine pairings and more.
    “TastingRoom.com is dedicated to making
the wine industry more approachable to
consumers, similar to the way Michael
Chiarello introduces everyday cooks to new
ingredients and global cuisine,” says Tim
Bucher, TastingRoom.com CEO. “We are
thrilled to partner with such a prestigious
chef known for his extraordinary palate and
culinary skill and offer our customers the           selecting the ones that are right for you. As a    Styles of Chardonnay, includes:
opportunity to sample some of the chef’s             vintner myself, I see TastingRoom.com as the       • 2010 Chamisal “Stainless”
favorite wines from around the world.”               most important innovation to bless the wine          Central Coast Chardonnay
    TastingRoom.com’s wine samplers intro-           industry in years.”                                • 2010 Spring Seed Wine Co.
duce consumers to new wines via collections              Michael Chiarello's new “Signature Series”       “Four O’Clock” McLaren Vale Chardonnay
of six mini bottles which are delivered direct       wine samplers can be found for $32.99 on           • 2008 Urraca Mendoza Chardonnay
to consumers. The company partners with              the TastingRoom.com website. For more              • 2008 Amista Morningsong Vineyards
premier wineries from around the world and           information, visit www.TastingRoom.com.              Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay
features guest curators, including sommeliers            TastingRoom.com™ is the first-ever             • 2009 Glen Carlou South Africa Chardonnay
and chefs like Chiarello. Consumers sample           website destination for wine tasting. Their        • 2009 Hess Collection Napa Valley
the wines and then have the option to buy            unique “try before you buy” service allows           Chardonnay
full-size bottles. “At TastingRoom.com we are        consumers to experience at home what previ-
revolutionizing how consumers discover               ously could only occur at wineries and wine           Additionally, Chiarello curated a holiday
wine – we are essentially the iTunes of the          bars: taste wine in small samples without          and winter-inspired collection, Michael
wine industry,” says Bucher.                         purchasing a full-size bottle. TastingRoom.com     Chiarello: Holiday Pinot Noirs that includes:
    Michael Chiarello, an award-winning              partners with top wineries to create wine          • 2008 Domaine Carneros “Avant-Garde”
chef/owner of the critically acclaimed Bottega       sampler collections comprised of six wines in        Carneros Pinot Noir
restaurant in Napa Valley, is himself a vintner      mini bottles. Each mini bottle contains 1.7        • 2007 Fess Parker “Ashley’s”
of acclaimed Napa Valley wines. Each of his          ounces of wine – the equivalent of a generous        Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir
exclusive wine samplers reflects his distinc-        tasting room pour. The minis are labeled to        • 2008 Papapietro Perry “Peters Vineyard”
tive perspective on food and wine developed          match the originals and are beautifully pack-        Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
from three decades of cooking for and with           aged with wine descriptions and tasting notes.     • 2009 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Napa Valley’s best winemakers. “I’ve chosen          The web service also helps customers rate and      • 2009 Laetitia Reserve du Domaine
my flights because these wines are exciting,         track their wines and offers additional informa-     Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir
and the TastingRoom.com experience is the            tion on wineries, wine tasting tips and tools.     • 2008 Lucas & Lewellen Goodchild High 9
ideal way to explore the world of wines before           The first sampler, Michael Chiarello …           Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir


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Santa Ynez Valley ‘Art Week’ is November 12-20
Discover Valley’s artistic heritage during artistic themed events         (including vineyard lunch and wine-tasting) given by noted
   The Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Association (SYVVA) announced that      professionals including painter Susan Schwab; photographer Phillip
Santa Ynez Valley Art Week will debut from November 12-20, 2011,          Van Nostrand; as well as painter and illustrator Deborah Lanino
in cooperation with the Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association               (www.sanfordwinery.com). The Wandering Dog Wine Bar in Solvang
(www.syvha.com). According to SYVVA Executive Director Kady               will be featuring the works of “Painter with Wine” Christina
Fleckenstein, “The Santa Ynez Valley has a rich artistic heritage. Art    LoCascio; and on Wednesday, November 16 will host her popular
Week is an opportunity for people to discover and celebrate the           Painting with Wine Demonstration (www.wanderingdogwinebar.com ).
incredible diversity here – from authentic western landscapes to             Many more art events are being scheduled and visitors are
modern painting, sculpture and crafts. We encourage visitors to come      encouraged to explore other art museums and galleries. Download
explore and stay for a unique getaway in the Santa Ynez Valley this       the new, free Santa Ynez Valley Art Week Map on the website at
autumn.” Complete details and a free map are available at                 www.visitthesantaynezvalley.com/artweekmap.
www.VisitTheSantaYnezValley.com/artweek.                                     For further information, contact Kady Fleckenstein, Executive
   The first Santa Ynez Valley Art Week will highlight such events as     Director at kady@SYVVA.com or by calling (805) 686-0053; 1-800-
the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum’s 27th Annual Vaquero Show        742-2843 or www.VisitTheSantaYnezValley.com as well as on Twitter
& Sale in Santa Ynez, a celebration of Western art and accoutrements      and Facebook.
from November 11-13. Noted artisans and collectors from throughout
the United States display and sell Vaquero (California cowboy)
inspired gear, artwork, apparel, memorabilia and collectibles
(www.santaynezmuseum.org).
   On November 13, the Elverhoj Museum of History & Art in
Solvang will host the opening reception for “Faces of Solvang: 100
years of Diversity and Community Photographic Awards”
(www.elverhoj.org ); and the Wildling Art Museum’s 7th Annual Santa
Ynez Valley Artists’ Studio Tour from November 18-20, features the
chance to “follow the dots” to visit the unique and private enclaves of
30 diverse artists throughout the region on both Saturday and Sunday
with an opening reception on Friday evening in Los Olivos
(www.wildlingmuseum.org/AStudio2011.html ).
    In the beautiful Santa Rita Hills, Sanford Winery will be hosting
the first – Sanford Art & Wine Workshops featuring full-day courses




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Forty Emerging Winemakers Sign On to Pour at November Event
Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Program to Benefit; Limited Tickets Available   The Seminars
    Paso Garagiste today announced that forty of California’s most               Held from 10 a.m. to noon, festival seminars are targeted at
cutting-edge artisan “garagiste”* winemakers are now set to pour at           aspiring garagistes and wine enthusiasts alike and will feature leading
the first annual Paso Garagiste Festival: Celebrating the Artisan Wine-       lights of the Paso wine industry. Critically acclaimed Cypher winery
maker to be held November 11-12 at Paso Robles’ Windfall Farms. A             will lead one of the seminars in which the audience will taste the
limited number of tickets for the festival, which will raise funds for the    nuances of oak treatments and learn how to identify them – and will
Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Program, are now on sale to the public          include samples of wine in French, American, Hungarian Oak at
at pasogaragiste.com.                                                         various levels of toast.
    “We knew that there was a powerful artisan wine movement with             The Venue
deep roots in Paso Robles that simply needed the right vehicle to bring           Situated in the heart of beautiful Central Coast wine country,
it to light,” says Paso Garagiste Co-founder, and longtime Paso resi-         Windfall Farms is a spectacular 724-acre horse farm with one of the
dent and garagiste, Stewart McLennan. “The Paso Garagiste Festival is         finest equestrian facilities in the Western United States and is a
that vehicle and, since we announced it just a few weeks ago, the             community that promotes and enhances the sustainability of local
response from wine enthusiasts, the wine industry and, importantly,           agriculture and celebrates equestrian, ranch, and agrarian lifestyles. It
the artisan wine community, has been overwhelming. For the first              features stunning brick buildings with glass and copper steeples and
time, wine consumers will have the opportunity to taste, all under one        is surrounded by vineyards, fenced pastures, green sprawling lawns
roof, some of the region’s – if not the country’s – best and hardest-to-      and panoramic views of the majestic, oak-studded rolling hills of the
find artisan winemakers.”                                                     Central Coast. The festival will take place primarily in the beautiful
    Produced by PasoGaragiste.com, the Paso Garagiste Festival                and spacious Stallion Barn, which was home to many American thor-
features high-quality, cutting-edge, small production wineries that           oughbred racehorses including Flying Paster, Golden Act, Skywalker,
produce fewer than 1,200 cases a year. Among the forty winemakers             and Itsallgreektome. Click here for a good look at this spectacular
scheduled to pour are Aaron Wines, Alta Colina, Caliza Winery,                place.
Jalama Wines, J Dusi Wines, JK Wine Company, Stanger Vineyards,
Symbiosis Wines, Storm Wines, Tercero Wines and Vines on the                  Winemaker After-Party sponsored by Firestone Brewery
Marycrest.                                                                        Unlike other festivals where winemakers pack up and leave as soon
    Paso Garagiste also announced key additions to the festival line-up,      as the tasting is over, the Paso Garagiste Festival provides an after party
including seminars from top winemakers; a winemaker after party,              where winemakers can get to know each other and attendees can
featuring entertainment from country singer Stephen Rowe, and live            continue their tasting conversations. The winemaker after party will
broadcasting from the event by The Krush 92.5.                                be held in The Breeding Stall Bar in the Stallion Barn, with entertain-
    Because festival attendance is strictly limited and benefits from the     ment provided by Aussie country rocker Stephen Rowe and a selec-
                                                                              tion of highly acclaimed craft beers courtesy of sponsor Firestone
intimate setting of Windfall Farms’ stunning Stallion Barn, festival-
                                                                              Brewery.
goers will have a greater opportunity to get to know the garagiste
winemakers and their wines than is customary at larger wine festivals.        Sponsors
    The Paso Garagiste Festival: Celebrating the Artisan Winemaker                Festival sponsors include Windfall Farms, The Krush 92.5, Glen
will be held November 11-12, 2011 at Windfall Farms, 4715 Flying              Burdette, Travel Paso Alliance, Paso Press/Vino Magazine, Baker Wine
Paster Lane in Paso Robles, California.                                       and Grape Analysis, Diablo Valley Packaging, Ethanol Video, 15
    To purchase tickets or go to californiagaragistes.com/festival-ticket/.   Degrees C Wine Bar and Shop, Kirk Consulting, mWEBB Communi-
                                                                              cations, and Wine Country Pack and Ship.
The Garagistes                                                                    The Paso Garagiste Festival: Celebrating the Artisan Winemaker
   Artisan winemakers slated to showcase their wines at the festival          will be held November 11-12, 2011 at Windfall Farms, 4715 Flying
include Aaron Wines, AmByth Estate, Alta Colina, Bodegas M Winery,            Paster Lane in Paso Robles, California.
Brochelle Vineyards, Cayucos Cellars, Caliza Winery, Carlson Wines,               To purchase tickets or to register as trade/media go online to
Cloak and Dagger Wines, Delreal, J Dusi Wines, Giornata Wines,                http://californiagaragistes.com/festival-ticket/.
Grizzly Republic Winery, Ground Effect Wine, Hammersky Vineyards,                 *Garagistes (gar-uh-zhe-stuh) is a term originally used in the
Indigene Cellars, Kinero Cellars, Jalama Wines, JK Wine Company,              Bordeaux region of France to denigrate renegade small-lot wine
Kaleidos, La Filice Winery, Le Deux Chats, Nicora Wines, Per Cazo             makers, sometimes working in their “garages” (anything considered
Cellars, Poalillo Vineyards, Ranchero Cellars, Rangeland Wines, Red           not a chateau), who refused to follow the “rules,” and is now a full-
Zeppelin Winery, Rendarrio Vineyards, Stanger Vineyards, Storm                fledged movement responsible for making some of the best wine in
Wines, Symbiosis Wines, Tercero Wines, Thomas Alexander Wines,                the world. For more information and proper ‘garagiste’ pronunciation:
Vin Alegre Winery, Vines on the Marycrest and Westberg Cellars.               www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LrNPQDEcWo&feature=related

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 Welcome to
 P L E A S A N T VA L L E Y
J&J Cellars – Estate Wines from Eclectic Grapes
   J&J Cellars is the culmination of an adventure the Judd family                sales of Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon have struck a cord with
began back in 1998. Jim Judd, head of the family and an accom-                   consumers who appreciate good quality as well as value. The cases
plished aviator, was flying over his property, which he has owned for            have been flying out the door!
35 years, and noticed all the new vines that had been planted in the
properties adjacent to his. Coming from five generations of fruit
farmers, the beautiful sight of the rolling hills trellised in vines
sparked his interest. When he sat down and discussed it with his                               MISSION
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together.                                                                                   MISSION
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   At J&J Cellars great pride is taken in the estate-grown wines made
from the eclectic variety of grapes they grow. However, they have
made a conscious effort to keep their pricing affordable. Their case

                                 TACKITT FAMILY
                               6640 Von Dollen Road, San Miguel
                               Friday-Sunday 12-5 • 805-467-9490
                                www.tackittfamilyvineyards.com
                         Come talk with the winemaker, enjoy the wines,
                            and just relax in our open country setting.
                        Bring in this ad and receive 10% off on your purchase.                             www.pleasantvalleywinetrail.com



                                      SILVER HORSE
                                            WINERY
                                     2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel
                                             805-467-WINE
                                        Open Friday-Sunday 11-5
                                           or by appointment
                               Come see what everyone is talking about!




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                                   Halter Ranch Vineyard Kicks Off Harvest with
                                     New Winemaker, New GM, New Winery
                                       As crush began at Halter Ranch Vineyard, an extended team
                                   took its place at the brand new, state-of-the-art winery. In fact,
                                   2011 marks the start of a new era for Halter Ranch, with the
                                   appointment of Kevin Sass as Winemaker and Skylar Stuck as
                                   General Manager.
                                       Kevin Sass has a decade of winemaking experience and has
                                   worked closely with many Paso Robles vineyards, including
                                   Halter Ranch. He is particularly eager to showcase the potential
                                   of the superb Halter Ranch estate fruit. “Since 2002, we have
                                   been making wine in an old airplane hangar. We’ve been
                                   hamstrung by our limited space and have had to cap our
                                   production at roughly 8,000 cases, while our vineyards could
                                   readily provide fruit for 30,000 cases. With this harvest,” Sass
                                   continues, “we will sell less fruit to our neighbors and begin
                                   building the Halter Ranch identity.”
                                       Skylar Stuck joined Halter Ranch in January 2011 and over-
                                   sees all day-to-day operations. With 20 years experience in the
                                   wine industry, Stuck is looking forward to this first vintage
                                   crafted in the new winery. “I am very excited to be part of the
                                   on-going qualitative developments at Halter Ranch, where we
                                   are committed to sustainable farming and share a philosophy of
                                   enlightened environmental stewardship.”
                                       Halter Ranch Vineyard, a historic property on the west side
                                   of Paso Robles in the heart of California’s Central Coast, draws
                                   on both innovative and traditional winemaking. The winery
                                   produces 100% estate-grown wines, specializing in Bordeaux
                                   and Rhône Valley varietals and blends. It has earned California’s
                                   prestigious SIP Certification (Sustainability in Practice) for its
                                   environmentally responsible viticultural and winemaking prac-
                                   tices.
                                       For further information on Halter Ranch Vineyard, visit the
                                   website at www.HalterRanch.com.




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      Welcome to
    DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES
                     Paso Wine Centre                                                                                                                     15TH STREET

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Wine by the Taste, Glass or Bottle




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earthiness of custom-made community slab tasting tables and                                                                            Bodegas
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wonderful artwork showcasing some of the vineyards of Paso. The                                                        PASO WINE CENTRE




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tables are the work of owner Kevin Rankin. He wanted to connect the                                                  PARRISH FAMILY VNYD                                              Bear Cave Cellars
modern design of the space with natural wood, one of his passions. So                                                               Arroyo Robles
with the help of some new friends, he was able to obtain 100-year-old                                                PIERCE                              12TH STREET




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party, with a reservation and fee required. So far, they have hosted                                                                                       Meritage
birthday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, team meetings and finan-                                               PASO ROBLES
cial seminars. Recently, 44 members from the San Jose Cyclist Club
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rented the place for three hours to have a pasta dinner and team
meeting after a 96-mile training ride. The main attraction is the space


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and the 200 Paso Robles wines in the shop, with 48 of them for tasting




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or by the glass. There is also plenty of cold bottled beer and light food
available. All events can be catered with your food of choice.                                                                                            8TH STREET
   For further information, call (805) 239-9156 or send an email to                                                                                                                                 Anglim
kevin@pasowinecentre.com.                                                                                                                                                                           D’Anbino Cellars
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                                        PASO WINE CENTRE
                                        1240 Park Street • Paso Robles
                                        805-239-9156 • www.pasowinecentre.com
                                        Sunday 1-7pm, Tuesday-Thursday 4-9pm, Friday-Saturday 1-9pm
                                        200 local wines, 48 available for tasting
                                        “by the taste, by the glass, buy the bottle”
                                        food, beer, artwork, live music, comfy couches

   CLAYHOUSE WINES
   849 13th Street, Downtown Paso Robles • Open daily 11am-6pm
   805-238-7055 • www.ClayhouseWines.com
   The 150-year-old adobe structure, the clay house itself, symbolizes
   these vineyards. Like the adobe, the wines are created from the earth,
   cultivated by hand and nurtured by family traditions. Clayhouse offers
   a selection of exceptional wines for sampling in its downtown
   tasting room, including the popular Adobe Red and White, Malbec,
   and Old Vine Petite Sirah. All are hand-crafted in a refined style that reflects the character of Paso Robles.

                                              ORCHID HILL WINERY
                                              1140 Pine Street, Paso Robles
                                              Open daily noon to 6 p.m.
                                              805-237-7525 • www.orchidhillwine.com
                                              Award-winning wine & cheese pairings available with advance notice
                                              complemented by the art work of world renowned and local artists.
                                              Unique hand-made jewelry & craft items, logo merchandise

                                 PARRISH FAMILY VINEYARD
                                             1220 Park Street, Paso Robles
                       4-8pm Thurs, Fri, Mon & Tues • Sat & Sun 12-8pm
                     (805) 286-4028 • www.parrishfamilyvineyard.com
           The Parrish Family’s historical and viticultural roots run deep in
           Paso Robles & Atascadero. We invite you to taste our amazing,
                    award-winning wines and to relax in an environment
                             where you will always be treated like family!




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     WEST SIDE of PASO ROBLES
 Venteux Wines Reflect the Templeton Gap Terroir
by Brette Ann Womack                                                                                             of Venteux wine and during each visit by a guest to their tasting room.
                                                                                                                 In 2003, The Stelzle family bought a beautiful piece of property in the
   Venteux Vineyards is a dream realized by two families who share a                                             renowned wine growing region, the Templeton Gap. This exceptional
passion for wine and hospitality. This passion is revealed in each bottle                                        viticultural area produces several of top scoring wines today. Wine-
                                                                                                                 maker and co-owner, Adam Goldenberg, focuses on letting the unique
                                                                                                                 microclimate of the Templeton Gap shine through in the wines. Using
                                    DUNNING VINEYARDS                                                            native yeast and keeping varietal wines 100% pure, guests are able to
                                    1953 Niderer Road, Paso Robles                                               truly taste the expression of Westside fruit, including Syrah, Grenache,
                                    Open Thursday thru Monday 11am-5pm and by appointment                        Mourvedre and more. Additionally, Venteux offers original blends
                                    805-238-4763 • www.dunningvineyards.com
                                    Discover Paso’s best kept secret, “Off the beaten path”.
                                                                                                                 which are in complete balance and show much complexity. PMS, a
                                    Experience award-winning Estate Wines. Stay at Dunning                       blend of Petite Syrah, Syrah and Mourvedre is a lovely example of a
                                    Vineyards Guest Villa & enjoy wine country lifestyle!                        bold and delicious red wine from the Westside of Paso Robles.
                                                                                                                     Also on the Venteux property, stands a luxury bed-and-breakfast
   RED SOLES WINERY
                                                                                                                 inn. Artfully decorated by owner, Bobbi Stelzle, the Bed and Breakfast
   3230 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles                                                                                offers an authentic stay in wine country. Guests are encouraged to
   Open 11am to 5pm daily • (805) 226-9898                                                                       meander in the vineyards and come back for a wine and cheese recep-
   The unique growing region known as the Templeton Gap allows the                                               tion in the evenings.
   ocean to temper the area’s warm days with cool, breezy nights. These
   conditions, paired with limestone soils, create the perfect terroir for
                                                                                                                     Venteux Vineyards is a charming place to visit during a Westside of
   growing high quality wine. We are family owned and operated,                                                  Paso Robles wine tour. Conveniently located near the intersection of
   specializing in hand-crafted, very limited production wines, made                                             Bethel Road and Las Tablas in Templeton, Venteux is a wonderful place
   from grapes grown on our own vineyards.                                                                       to start the day. They are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and have a
                                     VENTEUX VINEYARDS
                                                                                                                 $5 tasting fee. For more information about their wines and their bed-
                                     1795 Las Tablas, Templeton                                                  and-breakfast inn, visit their website, www.venteuxvineyards.com.
                                     Open daily 10am to 5pm and by appointment.
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                                     805-369-0127 • www.venteuxvineyards.com
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                                     Sky-High in Paradise
 Gourmet getaway package includes hot air balloon tour over Paso Robles wine country
    With limitless vineyard views, a relaxed vibe and                                          and countryside in the world. After the sunrise hot
locally sourced cuisine around every corner, Paso                                              air balloon tour, guests will enjoy a delicious, hearty
Robles is an easy choice for the perfect romantic                                              breakfast for two at a local café before boarding the
escape. And this fall, the historic Paso Robles Inn is                                         Hummer for a day of wine tasting at four to six of
partnering with tour operator, The Wine Wrangler,                                              Paso Robles’ best wineries with experienced tour
to offer an all-inclusive package that makes the                                               guide, The Wine Wrangler. A decadent picnic lunch
most of this flourishing wine country destination,                                             among the vines is included. At the end of this long,
including sumptuous meals, wine tasting, luxurious                                             eventful day, it might be time for a long soak in the
accommodations at the Paso Robles Inn and a tour                                               private hot springs spa or perhaps a quiet dinner at
of the vineyards from above in the basket of a hot                                             any one of downtown Paso Robles’ charming
air balloon.                                                                                   gourmet bistros. In either case, the crisp white
    The adventure begins when guests check in to                                               linens of the Deluxe Spa Room bed will beckon
the Paso Robles Inn for their Deluxe Spa Room. For                                             before long.
more than 150 years, the Paso Robles Inn hot                                                       The Paso Robles’ Inn Hot Air Balloon Package is
springs have attracted visitors from across the globe who seek peace,       available through December 30, 2011 and includes: two nights in a
quiet, and health in the healing waters. That tradition carries on          Deluxe Spa Room as well as all taxes and fees; a sunrise hot air
today in every Deluxe Spa Room’s private hot springs mineral spa tub        balloon tour for two; wine tasting at local wineries including tasting
located on the balcony overlooking the Inn’s manicured gardens.             fees; Hummer transportation to balloon ride and wine tasting; break-
Additionally, each spa room features a cozy fireplace and a compli-         fast for two at a café; winery lunch; a bottle of local wine at check-in;
mentary bottle of award-winning Paso Robles wine for a relaxed              and dinner for two at the Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse. To reserve,
wind-down from the stresses of everyday life. In the evening, the           visit the website at www.PasoRoblesInn.com, call (805) 238-2660 or
indulgence continues with a fresh gourmet dinner for two at the             toll-free at 1-800-676-1713.
renowned Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse, where the seasonal menu                     Since 1857, the Paso Robles Inn has offered a haven of comfort,
features classic steakhouse dishes with a contemporary twist, comple-       pleasure and wellness, with natural hot springs that have refreshed
mented by an extensive local wine list. After hours, the upstairs           travelers dating back to the Salinan people and California mission
Cattleman’s Lounge is open for local flavor including drinks, dancing       padres. Today, the Inn continues this storied tradition in wine
and live music on weekends.                                                 country, with elegantly furnished rooms, private mineral spa tubs,
    At dawn the next morning, guests will be escorted by Hummer to          meticulously-tended grounds, a modern American steakhouse and a
the hot air balloon site where they will lift off for an hour of enjoying   welcoming lounge – all just minutes from Paso Robles’ 200 wineries
an aerial view of some of the most picturesque vineyards, rolling hills     and the delights of City Park.




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                                Tolosa Vineyards
by Brette Ann Womack                                                                                     purchases of 6 or 12 bottles of wine. The
                                                                                                         newly released 2009 Pinot Noir, presented on
    When venturing to the Edna Valley wine                                                               the “House Flight,” is an elegant and complex
region from downtown San Luis Obispo, a                                                                  estate wine at an everyday price. “1772” refers
mere four miles into the trip stands the                                                                 to the year Mission San Luis Obispo de
entrance to Tolosa Winery. The drive to the                                                              Tolosa, Tolosa’s namesake, was founded. The
tasting room is surrounded by Tolosa’s estate                                                            wines which are designated “1772” are barrel
“Winery Vineyard” and attractive land-                                                                   selections from each vintage. The 2008
scaping. With ample parking and a modern,                                                                “1772” Pinot Noir is currently offered on the
yet inviting, entrance, there is no wonder                                                               “Limited Release Flight” and is incredibly well
Tolosa is one of the most popular wineries in                                                            balanced and layered.
the Edna Valley. Standing at the bar feels                                                                   A “must-do” experience in the Edna Valley
spacious and comfortable; however, Tolosa is         of emissions displaced by using solar power is      region is to participate in Tolosa’s wine and
known for its accommodating outdoor patio.           equivalent to, “removing 2600 cars from Cali-       cheese pairing. The pairings are available
Guests are welcome to picnic and enjoy wines         fornia’s roads.” While all five are located         every weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
by the flight or glass outside. The space offers     within the Edna Valley, Tolosa’s estate vine-       Saturday and Sunday, and held in the exclu-
plenty of shade and breathtaking views of            yards have varying soil types and microcli-         sive Heritage Room. The menu changes every
vineyards and the rolling hills of Edna Valley.      mates. Each vineyard produces grapes which          week and includes two white wines and two
    Tolosa Winery prides itself on being             vary in variety or clonal selection. This           red wines, each of which is paired with a
“sustainable,” “solar” and “estate”; all three are   enables the production of the highest quality       sample of cheese from Vivant Fine Cheese.
clearly identifiable and have a noticeable           fruit possible, farmed to the winemaker’s pref-     Reservations are not required for individuals
affect on the wines. All five of Tolosa’s estate     erence.                                             or groups of seven or less. Be advised that on
vineyards are “SIP Certified” – which refers to          Tolosa offers two different flights of wine –   a busy day, the cheese may run out and Tolosa
vineyard practices which follow specific             the “House Flight” and the “Limited Release         recommends guests, if planning to visit in the
guidelines set by the Central Coast Vineyard         Flight.” Each flight includes distinctive wines     later afternoon, to call to confirm the cheese
Team in order to promote vineyards and               which change regularly. The “House Flight” is       and wine flight is still available. Tolosa also
wineries which act sustainably in all aspects        poured daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the         offers interesting tours of the property as well
of grape farming. Sun Power high efficiency          “Limited Release Flight” is poured Thursday         as occasional barrel sampling. Visit their
solar panels were installed in 2009. The solar       through Sunday. All wines on both flights are       website, www.TolosaWinery.com for more
panels power 90-95% of all energy the winery         available by the glass and bottle. Discounts        information and every Wednesday for the
uses. Tolosa’s website notes that the amount         apply for wine club members and for                 following weekend’s cheese selection!


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Monarch Butterflies Flock to Pismo Beach
    Each year thousands of vibrant orange and black                                                                                                one hanging with its wing down over the one below
Monarch butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking                                                                                                  it to form a shingle effect. This provides shelter
shelter from the freezing northern winters. From                                                                                                   from the rain and warmth for the group. The weight
late October to February, the butterflies cluster in                                                                                               of the cluster help keeps it from whipping in the
the limbs of a grove of Eucalyptus trees at Pismo                                                                                                  wind and dislodging the butterflies.
State Beach. The grove is easily accessible. It is                                                                                                     This colony is one of the largest in the nation,
located on State Highway 1 at the south boundary                                                                                                   hosting an average of 25,000 butterflies over the
of the city limits of Pismo Beach.                                                                                                                 last five years.
    Spectators come from all over the Central Coast                                                                                                    During the season the Docent Trailer opens at 10
and throughout the state to view the Monarchs.                                                                                                     a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. daily. Daily talks happen
Visitors are greeted by knowledgeable and well-                                                                                                    at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., weather permitting.
informed volunteer docents offering daily talks and                                                                                                    For more information or directions, visit
information.                                                                                                                                       monarchbutterfly.org or call the Pismo Beach
    The butterflies form dense clusters with each                                                                                                  Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-443-7778.

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San Luis Obispo’s Rockin’ Harvest Celebration
   San Luis Obispo Vintners Associa-                                        a great value. Wineries and restaurants partner to provide festive food
tion announces their 21st Annual                                            and wine experiences at various winery and restaurant locations in San
Rockin’       Harvest        Celebration,                                   Luis Obispo. The weekend provides enthusiasts a chance to discover
November 4th-6th. The Grand Tasting                                         the distinct characteristics of San Luis Obispo while meeting the
and Auction will take place on                                              people that created the wines.
Saturday, November 5th from noon to 3                                          Tickets to the Grand Tasting Event on Saturday are $80 and are on
p.m. at the beautiful Avila Beach Golf                                      sale now! This year private tables are back! A table of eight is $800,
Resort. More than 60 wineries and                                           and gets you a front row private table at the auction, and VIP service,
restaurants from the San Luis Obispo region are featured in the scenic      and also gets you back stage passes for Saturday too. Don’t miss out
seaside setting of the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Winemakers, local chefs     on this unforgettable weekend in SLO Wine Country!
and wine lovers share the fruits of their labor and passion for the art
of winemaking. This auction is not your typical run of the mill
auction. Be prepared to be entertained by the winemakers as they
show off their lifestyle auction lots. Back by popular demand, this
year’s auction will once again open up with live music from the Wine-
maker’s Band, “The Crushtones,” a group formed especially for last
year’s annual event. For locals, and those from out of the area, this is
a great time to explore San Luis Obispo and discover the culinary trea-
sures of our unique region.
   New this year, SLO Vintners will offer two additional event features
in conjunction with the main event. A limited amount of “back stage                  Come on in, the water’s WINE
passes” will kick off the day at 11 a.m. These special guests will get an
hour early entrance to the event, and be able to sample special limited                   Enjoy award-winning wines
reserve wines, poured during this hour only. Early bird tickets are very               at Avila Beach’s first tasting room
limited.
   Along with the new back stage pass, SLO Vintners wants the event
to continue on Sunday. Come “party like a rock star” and hit the SLO
Wine trail and let the party carry on at participating wineries, where
they pull out the wine, food and entertainment once again at their
individual wineries. Your ticket into the Grand Tasting from Saturday,
gets you into the winery event on Sunday for free! All you have to do
is wear your all access bracelet from the main event on Saturday and
bring your wine glass with you as well on Sunday, and you’ll be ready              Receive 15% off
to rock two days straight with SLO wineries.                                       your purchase,
   Harvest celebration events take place all weekend and kick off on                with this ad.
Friday night with a variety of winemaker socials and dinners that offer             Offer good through
                                                                                    November 30, 2011

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Welcome to
                             LOMPOC
 EVENING LAND VINEYARDS
 1712-C Industrial Way, Lompoc
 805-736-9656, www.eveninglandvineyards.com
                                                                                                             Evening Land Vineyards
 Friday-Sunday 11am-5pm, or by appointment
 From the vineyards of Burgundy, to America's west coast;                                                        Tension, something most people
 taste Pinot Noir & Chardonnay from Côte d'Or, Sta. Rita Hills,                                              work to avoid, Evening Land Vine-
 Sonoma Coast and the Willamette Valley. Join us.
                                                                                                             yards works to obtain. The perfectly
                                          JALAMA WINES
                                                                                                             balanced tension between fruit, acid
                                          308 North 9th Street, Unit C, Lompoc                               and terroir is what our winemakers
                                          805-735-8937, www.jalamawines.com                                  strive for.
                                          Friday-Sunday 12-5pm, or by appointment
                                          Winemaker Mark Cargasacchi specializes in Pinot Noir and Syrah         Evening Land Vineyards has
                                          from select vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County.             embarked on a journey to explore the
                                                                                                             American Terroir by establishing
 LA VIE VINEYARDS                                                                                            Estate vineyards in three paramount
 308 N. 9th Street, Unit D, Lompoc
 805-291-2111, www.lavievineyards.com
                                                                                                             American Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
 Open Friday-Saturday 11am-5pm(ish) or by appt.                                                              appellations: the Santa Rita Hills, the
 Mention this ad for 2 for 1 tasting                                                                                                                           The Tempest Vineyard
                                                                                                             Sonoma Coast and the Willamette                          Santa Rita Hills
 Small-lot production Pinot Noir from multiple regions, delicious late harvest
 Chardonnay and Riesling. Stop by to meet the owner/winemakers and sample
                                                                                                             Valley. But a Pinot Noir and
                                                                                    La Vie Vineyards
 rare and unique wines of superb quality. Cheers!                                                            Chardonnay study would not be
                                                                                                             complete without the inclusion of wines from Burgundy. Working
                               LORING WINE COMPANY TASTING ROOM                                              with three talented wine makers, Sashi Moorman (California), Isabelle
                               1591 E. Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc
                               805-742-0478, www.LoringWineCompany.com
                                                                                                             Meunier (Oregon) and Christophe Vial (Beaune, France) we begin on
                               Open Friday through Sunday 12-5pm                                             our journey where all great wine starts: in the vineyard. Whether
                               “We’re a small winery that produces tasty Chardonnay, Pinot Noir              windswept and mineral laden, blanketed in ocean fog, or rooted in the
                               and whatever else strikes our fancy : ) ”
                                                                                                             eroded jory and basalt soils from once active volcanoes, our vines’
                                                                                                             struggle to flourish in these American Terroirs becomes a flow of deli-
 PALMINA
 1520 East Chestnut Court, Lompoc
                                                                                                             cious energy into the grapes. Organic and Biodynamic farming prac-
 Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday-Monday 11am-4pm                                                                                         tices along with minimal processing in
 805-735-2030, www.palminawines.com                                                                                                         the winery assure that what you taste in
 Palmina is a Californian celebration of the rich, wonderful lifestyle and
 attitude toward food, wine, friends and family that exists in Italy.                                                                       the glass is a true representation of the
                                                                                                                                            time and place it was created.
                                 SAMSARA                                                                                                        Come visit our new tasting room at
                                 1500 East Chestnut Court, Unit A, Lompoc                                                                   1503 East Chestnut Avenue in the
                                 805-588-6980, www.samsarawine.com
                                                                                                                                            Lompoc Wine Ghetto to experience,
                                 Open Friday-Sunday, 11-4pm and Monday-Thursday by appointment
                                 Come taste Chad Melville’s extremely small production of Santa Rita Hills                                  compare, and enjoy the terroir of the
                                 Pinot Noir’s and Syrah's, all hand-crafted and made with the ultimate                                      Santa Rita Hills, the Sonoma Coast, the
                                 respect to mother nature.
                                                                                                                                            Willamette Valley, and the Cote D’Or.
 TASTE OF STA. RITA HILLS                                                                                     Seven Springs,                Open Friday through Sunday from 11
 1505 E Chestnut Ave, Lompoc                                                                                  Willamette Valley             a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
 805-735-8774, www.tasteofstaritahills.com
 Open Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm
 This is the tasting room for some of the finest and hard-to-find                                            AVIATION DR                 To Santa Maria
                                                                                                                                                                              Lompoc Wine Ghetto
 wineries of Santa Rita Hills such as : Clos Pepe, Ken Brown,                                                      Pali Wine Co.          E. CHESTNUT PALMINA
 Thorne, Gypsy Canyon, Hilliard-Bruce, and more!                                                                 Point W CENTRAL                               Ampelos Longoria Wines                                                                   Melville
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Sierra Madre Vineyards: The Mother Lode
by Michael Cervin
    The histories of Sierra Madre Vineyard and the Santa Maria Valley
in Santa Barbara County have been entwined for more than three
decades. Santa Barbara’s finest winemakers have long prized Sierra
Madre Pinot Noir for its earth, mineral and spice characteristics and its
long aging potential. It didn’t hurt that the Oscar-winning movie Side-
ways poetically praised the virtues of Pinot Noir either, bringing atten-
tion to this region. The property, owned by the Robert Mondavi
Winery was sold to current owner Doug Circle in 2003, and was orig-
inally planted in 1971. It is located three miles east of Santa Maria and
is one of the coolest vineyards in the valley, and is the closest to the
ocean of any Santa Maria vineyard. Mondavi replanted parts of the
vineyard from 1997 to 2000 with newer clones like Dijon, 115 and            This natural moderation of heat accumulation slows down the
2A, among others, tighter spacing and better farming practices. But it      ripening in the grapes and allows for extended hang-time, where the
was strawberries that first attracted Circle to buy the property, not       berry flavors concentrate while retaining crisp, fresh acidity. “The
grapes, since he was a successful agriculture farmer specializing in        opportunity to work with the extremely high-quality Chardonnay and
strawberry production. But Circle also knew the land yielded excellent      Pinot Noir from the 40-year-old Sierra Madre Vineyard was just too
grapes. The sandy-loam soils have excellent drainage and nourish the        good to pass up,” says Ed Maass, director of sales and marketing who
low-yielding vines to set clusters with small berries, deep intense         enthusiastically joined the winery in early 2011. “The site is fantastic,
flavors, color and concentration. This coastal valley property, all 165     and the vines and rootstocks we matched in the 1990s are now
planted acres of it, is well-suited to both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir       starting to show incredible results. These are delicious, authentic
as the cold Pacific air blankets the vineyard on summer afternoons.         wines,” he adds. They currently sell most of their fruit from the Sierra
                                                                            Madre Vineyard to a few dozen other high-quality wineries, and then
                                                                            bottle wines under their own Sierra Madre Vineyard label.
                                                                                Their portfolio of wine includes Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot
                                                                            Blanc and the gold standard of red wines, Pinot Noir. “The vineyard
                                                                            offers some of the best Pinot Noir in the state,” says winemaker Steve
                                                                            Rasmussen. “We are going to pleasantly surprise a lot of people with
                                                                            the Chardonnay; it is just really a world class location for both of these
                                                                            varietals.” And Rasmussen should know, he was the winemaker at the
                                                                            well-regarded Talley Winery in San Luis Obispo for 20 years and
                                                                            produced exceptional wines there. He joined Sierra Madre because he
                                                                            knew the intrinsic value of this land. “Sierra Madre Vineyards was the
                                                                            vineyard that originally inspired me to want to make Pinot Noir back
                                                                            in 1985,” says Rasmussen. “In the early 1980s Pinot Noir was nothing
                                                                            to write home about, but now we’re making world-class Pinot Noir.”
                                                                                As proof of this they have won numerous awards from prestigious
                                                                            wine competitions including the Los Angeles International Wine
                                                                            Competition and the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
                                                                            Sierra Madre Vineyard is only a half hour drive from San Luis Obispo
                                                                            and the Santa Ynez Valley and is offering something unique to other
                                                                            Central Coast wineries – vineyard tours are available by appointment
                                                                            to small groups that would like to visit and spend some time enjoying
                                                                            the beautiful piece of property. It is a truly lovely way to spend the day
                                                                            with friends. Wines can also be found in many restaurants and wine
                                                                            bars throughout California and the United States. Call the office or
                                                                            email info@sierramadrevineyard.com to schedule an appointment, or
                                                                            to learn more about Sierra Madre wines.


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                                                                                 Wine Tasting in
                                                           SPECIALIZING IN
                                                         SANTA BARBARA &
                                                           CENTRAL COAST
                                                              PINOT NOIRS
                                                                                 LOS OLIVOS
                                                         2905 GRAND AVE
                                                               LOS OLIVOS
                                                            805-688-7406
                                                                                 Lincourt Winery
                                               thelosolivostastingroom.com
                                                                                 by Allison Levine
                                                                                     Named after owner Bill Foley’s daughters Lindsay and Courtney,
                                              “Vineyard Crafted Wines”           Lincourt was founded in 1996 and today produces boutique, hand-
                                                                                 crafted wines from the estate vineyards in Santa Ynez and Santa Rita
                                                                                 Hills.
                      V I N E YA R D S                                               The quaint and charming tasting room is an original 1926 Sears
                                                                                 Craftsman kit home. The building was shipped via railway (now
                                                                                 Alamo Pintado Road just outside the vineyard) and brought up the
                                                                                 hill and pieced together by numbers. Located on the property of an
                                                     Open daily 11-5,
                                                                                 old dairy farm, the building, which sits in its original spot since it was
                                  2434 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos
                           (805) 688-0400 • www.stolpmanvineyards.com            built, still has the original glass windows as well.
                                                                                     At the Lincourt tasting room, which offers a selection of Bordeaux
                                                                                 and Burgundy varietals, guests can taste six wines for $10. White
                                                                                 wines include Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and three
                                                                                 different Chardonnays. Red wines include Cabernet Sauvignon,
                                                                                 Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah, as well as a Rosé of Grenache. The
                                                                                 wines are approachable, fruit-forward wines that range in retail price
Come see why Robert Parker, Jr. said...                                          between $18 to $40. In November Lincourt will be releasing two new
“Production is small, but these wines                                            Chardonnays and two new Pinot Noirs. These wines will be hand-
are well worth seeking out!”
                                                                                 crafted, limited-production wines which will only be available in the
        Open Daily 11-5
2901 A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos                                                  tasting room.
         805-693-9644                                          2 for 1 Tasting       Lincourt tasting room is the perfect place to stop in the middle of
www.AndrewMurrayVineyards.com                                   with this ad
                                                                                 the day for lunch. With tables under the veranda looking out at the




                               Now open, every day from 11 am to 5 pm.
                                2367 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos
                                            888-938-7310
                                        www.byronwines.com                                            1711 Alamo Pintado Rd.
                                       No appointment necessary.                                    Open Daily from 10am-5pm
                               Please call ahead for parties of 8 or more.                    www.lincourtwines.com • 805-688-8554


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as well as the other brands within the Foley family. Other wineries
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Wine Tasting in
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Lions Peak - Family of Fine Boutique Wines
 A visit to the Lions Peak tasting room goes far beyond the experience of sampling its award-winning boutique wines.
    Lions Peak Tasting Room is in the heart of Solvang, situated            best-of-class accolades. Lions Peak Cabernet Sauvignon was first
between restaurants and shops. It is the perfect place to stop by to        released in 1994 from 40-year-old vines – one of the oldest Cabernet
relax and unwind with a glass of wine and complementary hors                vineyards on the Central Coast!
d'oeuvres and often times meet owner/winemaker, Jennifer Arant.                 “Service to our clients is our highest priority,” she continues, “and
We invite you to join us on Saturday November 12th to celebrate             the dedication of the Lions Peak family is to have you taste our
Jennifer's Birthday. JH Productions will be there for a Day with the        diverse selection of boutique wines and become educated in
Beatles! From the original Beatles releases to remembering John             Bordeaux and Rhône wines.” The tasting room, established in the
Lennon, Paul, George and Ringo. We shall have wine and cheese               late 1990s, moved to its current location in 2004. “We pride
pairing with assorted fruit and a special birthday cake from Canters        ourselves as one of the pioneer tasting rooms in Santa Ynez Valley,”
in West Hollywood which will be paired with the LP Cabernet Port!           says Jennifer. Come relax and indulge yourself in a personal wine
Also, LP will begin its annual open house for the holiday season            tasting experience at the tasting room in the historic village of
starting Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Day! Join us for           Solvang, located at 1659 Copenhagen, Suite A; open Monday
bottle signing, wine and cheese pairing, and holiday festivities.           through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with extended hours on
     Lions Peak Estate is located in the rolling hills of California's      the weekends. For more information, visit the website at
Central Coast where the fog and afternoon breezes provide ideal             www.lionspeakwine.com.
growing conditions for ripening grapes. The vineyard is renowned
for a terroir that produces top quality grapes and some of the finest
wines in the world. The Central Coast offers Lions Peak the oppor-
tunity to create wines of diversity with the region's endless range of
growing conditions. As a result, the wines stand firm on their own
merit and receive recognition for their outstanding craftsmanship.
    The family goal at Lions Peak has been to produce exceptionally
fine boutique wines and Jennifer has personally been involved in the
vineyard, the winery and the tasting room. Every wine tells a
different story to the palette and every label tells a story to the imag-
ination. "We have developed a wine portfolio which wine tasters
recognize...Our pride is our wonderful world of Bordeaux, Rhône
and speciality wines," says Jennifer, which Lions Peak has produced,
in small handcrafted lots. "For us, the highest quality wines require
well-contoured land, rich soil, carefully maintained vines, properly
ripened fruit and conscientious follow-through."
     Lions Peak Estate Vineyard, planted in the early '70s, produces
renowned Bordeaux wines which have received gold medals and


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Autumn on the Trail at Participating Santa Ynez Valley Wineries
   The wineries in Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country welcome you to                                                                                                               so you can continue your Santa Ynez Valley tasting adventure! Perfect
Autumn on the Trail, Saturday November 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                                                               for a fall weekend get away. It’s a great time to stock up on those
   Come enjoy the fruits of harvest with a visit to the member                                                                                                                 holiday wine gifts, too!
wineries located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Join them on the                                                                                                             $35 per person includes your passport to all member wineries and
wine trail for a great day of wine tasting and savor some of California’s                                                                                                      a wine country logo glass. Passports are sold on the day of the event
most outstanding wines! Enjoy this opportunity to become more                                                                                                                  - Saturday, November 5 at these “walk-in” wineries: Lucas & Lewellen
familiar with the boutique member wineries and to enjoy their                                                                                                                  in Solvang, Alexander & Wayne in the heart of Los Olivos, Imagine
premium wines. As you take a self-guided tour of the wineries you will                                                                                                         Wine in Santa Ynez or Casa Cassara in Buellton.
have the opportunity to sample specially selected wines paired with                                                                                                               On Sunday, November 6, bring your passport to any of the partic-
tasty appetizers.                                                                                                                                                              ipating wineries for additional complimentary tasting. Make it a
   As an added bonus your passport can be used on Sunday as well                                                                                                               weekend in wine country!

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                                                                                                                              which reveals a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara
                                                                                                                              Harbor, Channel Islands and Riviera, with a glimpse of passing sea
                                                                                                                              lions and pelicans.
                                                                                                                                 Open daily until 7 p.m., the tasting menu includes the popular
                                                                                                                              Deep Sea wine portfolio in addition to limited-production selections
                                                                                                                              from the winery’s Rancho Arroyo Grande label. Tasting Room Manager
                                                                                                                              Haley Beckwith invites visitors to “drop by this holiday season to
                                                                                                                                                                     sample the award-winning wines
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                                                                                                                                                                     checking out the selection of
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                                                                                                                                                                     ping list!” The Deep Sea Tasting
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                                                                                                                                                                     sample their Deep Sea wines,
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                                                                                                                                                                     visit the winery’s website,
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                                                                                                                                                                     friend the Deep Sea Tasting
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PASO ROBLES AREA                                                                       Carmody McKnight Estate Wines – Paso Robles                                                   Donatoni Winery – Paso Robles              Sa-Su 12-5
                                                                                       11240 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-238-9392 Daily 10-5                         X          X           3225 Township Rd; 805-226-0620             Or By Appt                   X
Adelaida Cellars – Paso Robles           Daily 10-5
5805 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-8980, 805 239-8980        X               X           X      Cass Vineyards – Paso Robles                Sa-Su 11-6                                        Dover Canyon Winery – Paso Robles            Th-Su
                                                                                       7350 Linne Rd; 805-239-1730                 Mo-Fr 12-5                 X          X           4520 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0101                11-5               X      X
Alta Colina – Paso Robles                     Th-Su
2725 Adelaida Rd; 805 227-4191                 11-5                 X           X      CASTORO CELLARS – Templeton Daily                                                             Dubost Winery – Paso Robles                 Fri-Sun
                                                                                       1315 N Bethal Rd; 805-238-0725 10-5:30                                 X          X           9988 Chimney Rock Rd; 805-226-8463           11-5                X      X
AmByth Estate – Templeton                       By
510 Sequoia Lane; 805 305-9497                 appt                 X           X      Cayucos Cellars – Cayucos                  Daily 11-5:30                                      Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery – Paso Robles
                                                                                       131 N Ocean Ave; 805-995-3036               Closed Tue                 X          X           1953 Niderer Rd; 805-238-4763      Th-Mo 11-5                    X      X
Ancient Peaks – Santa Margarita              Th-Mo
22720 El Camino Real; 805-365-7045           11-5:30        X       X           X      Cerro Prieto – Paso Robles                 By appt                                            Eagle Castle Winery – Paso Robles            Daily
                                                                                       3432 Los Tablas Willow Creek Rd; 805 226-8448                          X          X           3090 Anderson Rd; 805-227-1428             10:30-5:30 X          X      X
Anglim – Paso Robles                       Th-Mo 11-6
740 Pine St; 805-227-6813                  or by Appt               X           X      Changala Winery – Paso Robles                  Fr-Su        By                                EBERLE WINERY – Paso Robles                Win-10-5
                                                                                       3770 Willow Creek Road; 805-226-9060           11-5        Appt X                 X           3810 Hwy 46 E; 805-238-9607                Sum 10-6 X            X      X
AronHill Vineyards – Templeton                Daily
3745 W. Hwy 46; 805-434-3066                  11-5                  X           X                                                                                                    Écluse Wines – Paso Robles                   Fr-Sun
                                                                                       Chateau Margene – Creston                     Sat-Sun
                                                                                                                                                                                     1520 Kiler Canyon Rd; 805 238-4998            11-4               X      X
Arroyo Robles– Paso Robles                    Daily                                    4385 La Panza Rd; 805-238-2321                 12-5                    X          X
739 12th St; 877-759-WINE                     11-7                  X           X                                                                                                    EDWARD SELLERS – Paso Robles Daily
                                                                                       Chateau Margene – Paso Robles                  Daily
                                                                                                                                                                                     1401 Hwy 46 West; 805 239-8915 11-5                              X      X
Asuncion Ridge – Paso Robles               Daily 12:30-6                               6996 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805 238-3500            11- 5                   X          X
729 13th Street; 805 237-3780              Fri-Sat till 8           X           X                                                                                                    Enfold Wines – Paso Robles                    By
                                                                                       Christian Lazo – Paso Robles               Thu-Mon 12-7                                       855 Windwood Rd; 805 239-2856                Appt                X      X
August Ridge – Creston                       Fr 12-5                                   840 13th St, Suite F; 805 226-8820       Sat 10-7 or by appt           X          X
8790 E. Highway 41; 805 239-2455            Sa-Su 11-5              X           X                                                                                                    Epoch Estate Wines – Templeton            Fri-Mon 11-5
                                                                                       Chronic Cellars – Paso Robles                  Daily                                          7505 York Mountain Rd; 805 237-7575       Thur by appt           X      X
B & E Vineyards – Paso Robles              Fr-Su 11-5                                  2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 237-7848        11:30-5:30                X          X
                                                                                                                                                                                     EOS ESTATE WINERY – Paso Robles Daily
10,000 Creston Rd; 805-238-4815            or By Appt               X           X      Chumeia Vineyards – Paso Robles                Daily                                          2300 Airport Rd; 805-591-8050  11-5                              X      X
Barrel 27 Wine Co – Paso Robles            Fr-Su 11-5                                  8331 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-0102                    10-5                    X          X
                                                                                                                                                                                     FS Cellars – Paso Robles                    Thu-Sun
2323 Tulley Rd #110; 805-237-1245          or By Appt               X           X      Cinquain Cellars – San Miguel            By apt                                               1337 Vendels Circle; 805-226-8989             11-6               X      X
Bassetti Vineyards – Cambria                    By                                     6404 Independence Ranch Pl; 805 400-5978                               X          X
                                                                                                                                                                                     Falcon Nest Winery – Paso Robles             Daily
1191 N. Green Valley Rd; 805-927-1925          Appt                 X           X      Clautiere Vineyard – Paso Robles               Daily                                          5185 Union Rd; 805-226-0227                 10-7:30              X      X
Bear Cave Cellars – Paso Robles               Daily                                    1340 Penman Springs Rd; 805-237-3789           12-5                    X          X
                                                                                                                                                                                     Four Sisters Ranch – San Miguel               By
840 13th Street, Suite G ; 805-238-4329       12-5                  X           X      Clavo Cellars – Templeton                      Daily                                          6961 Estrella Rd; 805 526-9242               Appt                X      X
Bella Luna – Templeton                        Fr-Su                                    315 South Main St; 805-226-0174                12-5                    X          X
                                                                                                                                                                                     Fratelli Perata – Paso Robles                 By
1850 Templeton Rd; 805-434-5477               10-5                  X           X      CLAYHOUSE WINES – Paso Robles Daily                                                           1595 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2809                  Appt                X      X
Berardo Vineyards – Paso Robles            Weekends                                    849 13th St; 805 238-7055     11-6                                     X          X           Frolicking Frog – Atascadero                  By
3280 Township Rd; 805-239-9432               12-5                   X           X                                                                                                    14490 San Miguel Rd; 805 466-0779            Appt                X      X
Bianchi Winery – Paso Robles                  Daily                                     CROAD VINEYARDS
                                                                                                                                                                                     FS Cellars – Paso Robles                    Thu-Sun
3380 Branch Rd; 805-226-9922                  10-5                  X           X         ~ Kiwi Hour – 2:00-3:00 p.m. ~                                                             1337 Vendels Circle; 805-226-8989            11-6                X      X
                                                                                             50% off wine by the glass!
Black Hand Cellars – Cambria Weekends & holidays                                                                                                                                     Gelfand Vineyards – Paso Robles                By
766 Main Street, Suite B ; 805-712-WINE 11-5                        X           X        3550 Vinedo Robles Lane, Paso Robles                                                        5530 Dresser Ranch Place; 805-239-5808        Appt               X      X
                                                                                                   805-226-9899
Bodegas Paso Robles– Paso Robles           Daily 12:30-6                                                                                                                             Graveyard Vineyards – San Miguel              By
                                                                                             Open 11-5 Thursday-Monday
729 13th Street; 805 237-3780              Fri-Sat till 8           X           X                                                                                                    6990 Estrella Road; 805 467-2043             Appt        X       X      X
Bon Niche Cellars – San Miguel                  By                                     Cypher Winery – Templeton                      Daily
                                                                                                                                                                                     GreMark Vnyds – Paso Robles                    By
2627 Golden Eagle Way; 805 400-0451            Appt                 X           X      3750 Hwy 46 West; 805 237-0055                 11-6                    X          X
                                                                                                                                                                                     5325 Rancho La Loma Linda; 805 237-0154       Appt               X      X
Booker Vineyard – Paso Robles               Thu-Sun                                    D’Anbino Cellars – Paso Robles               Thu-Mon
                                                                                                                                                                                     Grey Wolf Cellars – Paso Robles              Daily
2640 Anderson Road; 805-237-7367             11-5                   X           X      710 Pine St; 805-227-6800                      11-6                    X          X
                                                                                                                                                                                     2174 Hwy 46 West; 805-237-0771               11-5:30             X      X
Brian Benson Cellars – Paso Robles            Fr-Su                                    Daou Vineyards – Paso Robles                   Daily                                          HALTER RANCH VNYD– Paso Robles Daily
2985 Anderson Rd; 805-296-9463               10:30-5                X           X      2777 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805 226-5460          11-5                    X          X           8910 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-9455 11-5                              X      X
Brochelle Vineyards – Paso Robles           Thu-Mon                                    Dark Star Cellars – Paso Robles                Fr-Su                                          HammerSky Vineyards– Paso Robles Fr-Su
2323 Tuley Ct, #130 ; 805-237-4410            11-5                  X           X      2985 Anderson Rd; 805-237-2389                10:30-5                  X          X           7725 Vineyard Drive; 949 338-7813 By Appt                        X      X
Broken Earth – Paso Robles                Fri-Mon 10-6                                 Denner Vineyards & Winery – Paso Robles                                                       Hansen Vineyard – Templeton                  Fr-Sun
5625 Hwy 46E; 805 239-2562                Tue-Thu 10-5              X           X      5414 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-4287       Daily 11-5                        X          X           5575 El Pomar Dr; 805-239-8412                11-5               X      X
CALCAREOUS – Paso Robles                      Daily                                    Derby Wine Estates – Paso Robles               Fr-Mo                                          Harmony Cellars – Harmony                 Sum 10-5:30
3430 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-0289           11-5                  X           X      5620 Hwy 46 East; 805-238-6300                  11-5                   X          X           3255 Harmony Valley Rd; 805 927-1625       Win 10-5              X      X
Caliza Winery – Paso Robles               Fr-Su 11-4:30                                Doce Robles – Paso Robles                      Daily                                          Hearst Ranch – San Simeon                   Tue-Sun
2570 Anderson Rd; 805-237-1480             or by appt               X           X      2023 Twelve Oaks Dr; 805-227-4766             10-5:30                  X          X           442 SLO San Simeon Rd; 805 927-4100          11-5                X      X
Caparone Winery – Paso Robles                 Daily                                    Domaine Degher – Paso Robles                     By                                           HEARTHSTONE– Paso Robles                     Daily
2280 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3827              11-5          X       X           X      8650 Centra Rd ; 805 296-2562                   Appt                   X          X           5070 Vineyard Dr; 805 238-2544               10-5                X      X
CARINA CELLARS – Paso Robles                Thu-Mon                                    Donati Family Vnyd – Templeton           Daily 10-5                                           Herman Story Wines– Paso Robles Thu-Sun 11-4
3525 Adelaida Rd; 805 835-9643                11-5  X               X           X      Corner of 46 West & Vineyard Dr; 805-238-0676                          X          X           1227 Paso Robles St; 949 237-2400 or by appt                     X      X

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Hidden Oak – Templeton                      Fr-Sun                         Mitchella Vineyard – Paso Robles            Fr-Su 12-5                        Rio Seco – Paso Robles                          Daily
4671 South El Pomar; 805 237-9315            11-5              X      X    2525 Mitchella Ranch Way; 805 239-8555      or by appt            X      X    4295 Union Rd; 805-237-8884                     11-5               X      X
Hope Family Wines – Paso Robles              Fr-Sa                         Mondo Cellars – Paso Robles                   Daily                           RIVERSTAR VNYDS – San Miguel Fri-Mon
1585 Live Oak Road; 805 238-4112             10-4              X      X    3260 Nacimiento Lake Dr; 805 226-2925         11-6         X      X      X    7450 Estrella Rd; 805 467-0086 12-5                                X      X
Hug Cellars – Paso Robles                Thu-Mon 11-5                      Moonstone Cellars – Cambria                   Daily                           RN Estate Winery – Paso Robles                   By
2323 Tuley Rd; 805-226- 8022              & By Appt X          X      X    801 Main St, Suite C; 805-927-9466            11-5                X      X    7986 North River Rd; 805 610-9802               Appt               X      X
HUNT CELLARS – Paso Robles               Sum 10:30-6                       Nadeau Family Vintners – Paso Robles  Fr-Su                                   ROBERT HALL – Paso Robles                  Daily Win 10-5
2875 Oakdale Rd; 805-237-1600            Win 10:30-5           X      X    3860 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-239-3574 12-5                   X      X           3443 Mill Rd; 805-239-1616                   Sum 10-6 X            X      X
J& J CELLARS – San Miguel                   Fri-Sun                        NINER WINE ESTATE – Paso Robles Daily                                         Rockin’ R Wine – Paso Robles                   Fri-Sun
2850 Ranchita Canyon; 805-467-2891           11-5              X      X    2400 Highway 46 West; 805-239-2233 10-5                           X      X    8500 Union Rd, Ste C; 805 835-8529              11-5               X      X

J. LOHR VNYDS & WINES                      Daily                           Norman Vineyards – Paso Robles                Daily                           Rocky Creek Cellars – Templeton                 Daily
6169 Airport Rd, Paso Robles; 805-239-8900 10-5                X      X    7450 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0138                11-5                X      X    8687 Apple Rd; 805-238-1919                     11-5               X      X
                                                                                                                                                         ROTTA WINERY – Templeton                        Daily
J. Paul Rosilez – Paso Robles                Daily                         Opolo Vineyards – Paso Robles                 Daily
                                                                                                                                                         250 Winery Road; 805-237-0510                10:30-5:30            X      X
4889 Dry Creek Rd; 805-226-0550              11-5              X      X    7110 Vineyard Dr; 805-238-9593                10-5                X      X
                                                                                                                                                         Roxo Port Cellars – Paso Robles          Mo,We,Th 12-8
Jack Creek Cellars – Templeton        Mon 11-3, Thu 11-4                   ORCHID HILL VNYD                              Daily
                                                                                                                                                         810 11th St, at Meritage; 805 464-0922 Fr,Sa 12-10, Su 12-6        X      X
5265 Jack Creek Rd; 805-226-8283       Fri-Sun 11-4:30         X      X    1140 Pine St, Paso Robles; 805-237-7525       12-6                X      X
                                                                                                                                                         San Antonio Winery – Paso Robles                Daily
JADA WINERY – Paso Robles                    Daily                         Ortman Family Vnyds – Paso Robles Sun-Thu 12-6                                2610 Buena Vista; 805 226-2600                  10-6               X      X
5620 Vineyard Dr; 805 226-4200               11-5      X       X      X    1317 Park Street; 805-237-9009     Fri-Sat 12-7                   X      X
                                                                                                                                                         San Marcos Creek – Paso Robles                  Daily
Justin Winery – Paso Robles                  Daily                         Oso Libre Winery – Paso Robles               Wed-Mon                          7750 North Hwy 101; 805-467-9260                11-5               X      X
11680 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 238-6932          10-5      X       X      X    7383 Vineyard Dr; 805 238-3378                 11-5               X      X
                                                                                                                                                         Sarzotti Winery – Templeton                Thu-Sun 11-5
Kaleidos – Paso Robles                      Fri-Sun                        Paso Port Wine Co – in Steinbeck Vnyds Thu-Mon                                180 Bella Rancy Rd; 805 226-2022            or By Appt             X      X
3770 Willow Creek; 805 226-0828              11-5              X      X    5940 Union Rd, Paso Robles; 805 239-2229 11-5                     X      X
                                                                                                                                                         Sculpterra – Paso Robles                       Fri-Sun
KENNETH VOLK – Paso Robles                   Daily                         PASO WINE CENTRE – Paso Robles Tue-Thu 4-9                                    5015 Linne Road, 805-226-8881                   10-5               X      X
2485 Hwy 46W; 805 237-7896                  10:30-5            X      X    1240 Park Street; 805 239-9156 Fri-Sat 1-9, Sun 1-7               X      X
                                                                                                                                                         Sextant Wines – Paso Robles             Fri-Mon
Kiamie Wine Cellars – Paso Robles          Open daily                      PARRISH FAMILY – Paso Robles                Open daily                        3502 Dry Creek Rd, #B9-11; 805 542-0133 12-5                       X      X
9750 Adelaida Rd; 805 226-8333               11-5     X        X      X    1220 Park St; 805 286-4028                    12-7                X      X
Kukkula – Templeton                         Fri-Sun                        Peachy Canyon Winery – Paso Robles             Daily                                                                   SILVER HORSE
9515 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 227-0111           11-5              X      X    1480 N. Bethel Rd; 805-239-1918                11-5               X      X                                                   WINERY
                                                                                                                                                                                                 2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel
L’Aventure Winery – Paso Robles          Th-Su 11-4                        Pear Valley – Paso Robles                     Daily                                                                           805-467-WINE
2815 Live Oak Rd; 805-227-1588          Mo-We by Appt.         X      X    4900 Union Road; 805 237-2861                 11-5                X      X                                               Open Friday-Sunday 11-5
Lago Giuseppe – Templeton                     By                           Penman Springs – Paso Robles                 Thu-Sun                                                                        or by appointment
                                                                                                                                                                                           Come see what everyone is talking about!
8345 Green Valley Rd, 46 W; 805-237-7300     Appt              X      X    1985 Penman Springs Dr; 805-237-7959          11-5                X      X
Laraneta Vynds – Templeton                    By                           Per Cazo Cellars – Paso Robles                 By                             Sharp’s Hill – Poured at Vinoteca, Paso Robles
2602 Templeton Rd, 46 W; 805 434-5090        Appt              X      X    5325 Vineyard Dr; 805 227-4949                Appt                X           835 12th St; 805 227-7154              Mo-Th 4-9, Fri & Sa 4-11    X      X
Le Cuvier – Paso Robles                     Fri-Sun                        PIANETTA – Paso Robles                    Sun-Thurs 12-6                      Skyhawk Lane & Red Poets– Cambria Thu-Tue
9750 Adelaida Rd; 805 549-4764               11-5              X      X    829 13th St; 805-226-4005                   Fri-Sat 11-7 X        X      X    821 Cornwall St; 805 350-5049      11-5
Le Vigne Winery – Paso Robles              Sum 11-6                        Pipestone – Paso Robles                       Th-Mo                           Stacked Stone Cellars – Paso Robles          Fr-Sa 11-5
5115 Buena Vista Dr; 805-227-4000          Win 11-5 X          X      X    2040 Niderer Rd; 805-227-6385                  11-5               X      X    1525 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7872           Su 12-5              X      X

Linne Calodo – Paso Robles                   Daily                                                                                                       Stanger Vineyards – Paso Robles
                                                                           Poalillo Vineyards – Paso Robles              Daily
3030 Vineyard Dr; 805-227-0797              10-4:30            X      X    7970 Vineyard Drive; 805-238-0621             11-5                X      X    7970 Vineyard Drive; 805 238-4777            Daily 11-5            X      X
                                                                                                                                                         5225 Hwy 41                                 Fri-Sun 11-6           X      X
Locatelli – San Miguel                       Fr-Su                         Pomar Junction – Templeton                    Th-Mo
                                                                                                                                                         Starr-Ranch – Paso Robles                        By
8585 Cross Canyons Rd; 805-467-0067           1l-4             X      X    5036 S. El Pomar Dr; 805-238-9940              11-5               X      X
                                                                                                                                                         9320 Chimney Rock Rd; 805 227-0144              Appt               X      X
Loma Linda Vineyards – Paso Robles         By                              Pozo Valley – Santa Margarita                 Fr-Su                           Steinbeck – Paso Robles                        Fri-Sun
5155 Rancho La Loma Linda Dr: 805 227-7172Appt                 X      X    2200 El Camino Real; 805-286-7172             12-5                X      X    5940 Union Rd; 805 238-1854                     11-5               X      X
Lone Madrone – Paso Robles                   Daily                         Pretty Smith – San Miguel                     Fr-Su                           Stephen’s Cellar – tasted at Lone Madrone Daily
2485 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0845              10:30-5            X      X    13350 River Rd; 805-467-3104                  11-5                X      X    2485 Hwy 46 West, Paso Robles; 805-238-2412 10:30-5                X      X
Maloy O’Neill – Paso Robles                  Daily                         Proulx – Paso Robles                        Thu-Mon                           Still Waters Vineyards – Paso Robles           Th-Mo
5725 Union Rd; 805 238-6430                  10-5              X      X    5424 Vineyard Drive; 805-226-2800             11-5                X      X    2750 Old Grove Ln; 805-237-9231                 11-5               X      X
Meridian Vineyards – Paso Robles             Daily                         Rabbit Ridge – Paso Robles                   Sat-Sun                          Summerwood – Paso Robles                        Daily
7000 Hwy 46 E; 805-226-7133                  10-5              X      X    1172 San Marcos Rd; 805-467-3331              11-5                X      X    2175 Arbor Rd; 805-227-1365                     10-6               X      X
Meritage Wine Tasting – Paso Robles Sun 12-5              X           X    Ranchita Canyon – San Miguel            Fri-Mon                               Tablas Creek – Paso Robles                      Daily
810 11th St; 805 238-9456     Mon-Thu 12-8, Fri-Sat 12-11                  3439 Ranchita Canyon Road; 805 467-9448 11-5                      X      X    9339 Adelaida Rd; 805-237-1231                  10-5       X       X      X
Midnight Cellars – Paso Robles         Win Daily 10-5                      Rangeland Wines – Paso Robles                  By                             Tackitt Family– San Miguel                     Fri-Sun             X      X
2925 Anderson Rd; 805-239-8904        Sum Daily 10-5:30        X      X    10425 Klau Mine Road; 805 674-9232            Appt                X      X    6640 Von Dollen Rd; 805 467-9490                12-5
Minassian-Young – Paso Robles               Thu-Su                         Red Soles – Paso Robles                       Daily                           Tassajara Cellars – San Miguel              Fri-Sun 11-5
4045 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805-238-7571          11-5              X      X    3230 Oakdale Rd; 805-226-9898                 11-5                X      X    In the barrel room at Silver Horse; 805-239-8511                   X      X



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Terry Hoage – Paso Robles                  By Appt                                  Baileyana Estate – San Luis Obispo             Daily                                TOLOSA WINERY – San Luis Obispo Daily
870 Arbor Rd; 805-238-2083               Fri-Sun 11-4            X           X      5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200                   10-5              X           X      4910 Edna Rd; 805-782-0500      11-5                              X      X
Thacher Winery – Paso Robles              Fri-Sun 11-5                              BARNWOOD – Arroyo Grande                       Daily                                Wolff Vineyards – San Luis Obispo              Daily
8355 Vineyard Dr; 805-237-0087             & By Appt             X           X      453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 888-809-VINE         11-5              X           X      6238 Orcutt Rd; 805-781-0448                   11-5         X     X      X
Tobin James Cellars – Paso Robles            Daily                                  BISHOP’S PEAK – Arroyo Grande                  Daily                                William James – Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys
8950 Union Rd; 805-239-2204                  10-6                X           X      3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446                   10-4:30            X           X      911A Price Street; 805-773-8466  Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10          X      X
Tolo Cellars – Paso Robles              Thu-Mon 11-5                                Center of Effort Wine – Arroyo Grande           By                                  WOOD WINERY – Avila Beach Open daily at 11
9750 Adelaida Rd; 805-226-2282            or by appt             X           X      2199 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805 782-9463           Appt              X           X      480 Front St; 805-595-9663 Fri till 8, Sat till 7                 X      X
Treana Winery – Paso Robles                  Fr-Sa                                  Cerro Caliente – San Luis Obispo               Fr-Su
1585 Live Oak Rd; 805 238-4112               10-4                X           X                                                                                          SANTA MARIA/FOXEN C ANYON
                                                                                    831 A Via Esteban; 805-544-2842                11-5              X           X
Turley Wine Cellars – Templeton              Daily                                                                                                                      Addamo Estate Vnyds – Orcutt                  Tue-Sat
                                                                                    CHAMISAL VNYDS – San Luis Obispo                                                    400 E. Clark Ave; 805-937-6400                 11-9               X      X
2900 Vineyard Dr; 805-434-1030                9-5                X           X      7525 Orcutt Rd; 805-541-9463  Daily 10-5                         X           X
Twilight Cellars– Paso Robles               Thur-Sun                                                                                                                    ANDREW MURRAY – Los Olivos                    Sat-Sun
                                                                                    Claiborne & Churchill – San Luis Obispo        Daily                                5095 Zaca Station Rd; 805 686-9604             11-4         X     X      X
2740 Hidden Mountain Rd; 805-226-9907        11-5                X           X
                                                                                    2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd; 805-544-4066         11-5              X           X
Venteux Vineyards – Templeton                Daily                                                                                                                      Bedford – Los Alamos                           Daily
                                                                                    EDNA VALLEY VNYD – San Luis Obispo                                                  448 Bell St; 805-344-2107                      11-5               X      X
1795 Las Tablas Rd; 805-369-0127             10-5                X           X
                                                                                    2585 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-544-5855 Daily 10-5                    X           X
Veris Cellars – Templeton                  Win 11-5                                                                                                                     Cambria Winery – Santa Maria                   Daily
1266 Bethel Rd; 805-434-0319               Sum 11-6 X            X           X      Kelsey See Canyon – San Luis Obispo
                                                                                                                                                                        5475 Chardonnay Lane; 805 938-7318             10-5               X      X
                                                                                    1947 See Canyon Rd; 805-595-9700           Daily 11-5:30 X       X           X
Via Vega Vnyd & Winery – Paso Robles Fr-Sa 11-5                                                                                                                         Core Wine – Orcutt               Wed 1-5, Thu 4-5, Fri 1-8, Sat 12-6
2378 Adobe Rd; 805-423-2190          or By Appt                  X           X      Kynsi Winery – Arroyo Grande                  Th-Mo
                                                                                                                                                                        145 S. Gray Street, Ste 103; 805 937-1600 Sun 12-5                X      X
                                                                                    2212 Corbett Canyon Rd; 805-544-8461           11-5              X           X
Victor Hugo Winery – Templeton                By                                                                                                                        COSTA DE ORO – Santa Maria                Open daily 11-6
2850 El Pomar Dr; 805-434-1128               Appt                X           X      LAETITIA VNYD – Arroyo Grande                  Daily
                                                                                                                                                                        1331 S. Nicholson Ave; 805-922-1468          Fri till 8           X      X
                                                                                    453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772         11-5              X           X
Villicana Winery – Paso Robles               Th-Su                                                                                                                      Cottonwood Canyon – Santa Maria             Thurs-Sun
2725 Adelaida Rd; 805-239-9456                11-5               X           X      Margerum– Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys
                                                                                                                                                                        3940 Dominion Rd; 805-937-VINE                10-5    X           X      X
                                                                                    911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10          X           X
Villa Creek Cellars – Paso Robles        Fri-Sun 11-5                                                                                                                   Curtis Winery – Los Olivos                     Daily
5995 Peachy Canyon Rd; 805 238-7145       or by appt X           X                  Monterey Street Wine Co – San Luis Obispo
                                                                                                                                                                        5249 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-686-8999             10-5               X      X
                                                                                    1255 Monterey St; 805-541-1255 Tue-Wed 1:30-7, Thu-Sat 1:30-9 X              X
Villa San Juliette – San Miguel               By
                                                                                    Morovino – Avila Beach           Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 12-5                            Demetria – Los Olivos                           By
6385 Cross Canyon Rd; 805 550-0522           Appt                X           X
                                                                                    76 Landing Passage; 805-627-1443       Fri-Sat 12-6 X    X                          6701 Foxen Canyon R; 805 686-2345              Appt               X      X
Vina Robles – Paso Robles                  Sum 10-6
3700 Mill Rd; 805-227-4812                 Win 10-5              X           X      NADIA – Arroyo Grande                                                               Fess Parker – Los Olivos                       Daily
                                                                                    453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr; 805-481-1772      Daily 11-5           X           X      6200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-1545             10-5               X      X
Vines on the Marycrest – Paso Robles      Fri-Sat 11-5
5050 Mustard Creek Rd; 805 237-0378        Sun 10-4              X           X      PER BACCO CELLARS – San Luis Obispo                                                 FIRESTONE VNYDS – Los Olivos
                                                                                    1850 Calle Joaquin Rd; 805-787-0485 Daily 11-5 X                 X           X      5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940 Daily 11-5 X                   X      X
Vista Del Rey – Paso Robles                 Su 11-5
7340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138                 By Appt              X           X      Phantom Rivers – Arroyo Grande             Sun-Thu 12-5                             Foxen Vineyard – Santa Maria                   Daily
                                                                                    211 E. Branch St; 805-481-WINE           Fri 12-9, Sat 12-7      X           X      7200 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-4251             11-4               X      X
WCP Cellars – Paso Robles               Fri 2-6, Sat 12-6
7340 Drake Rd; 805-467-2138                 Sun 12-4             X           X      Piedra Creek Winery – San Luis Obispo           By                                  KENNETH VOLK VNYDS – Santa Maria
                                                                                    6425 Mira Cielo Dr; 805-541-1281               Appt              X           X      5230 Tepusquet Rd; 805-938-7896 Daily 10:30-4:30 X                X      X
Westburg Cellars – Paso Robles     3rd weekend 12-4
3180 Willow Creek Rd; 805 238-9321     or by appt                X           X      Pismo Beach Winery – Pismo Beach               Daily                                Koehler – Los Olivos                           Daily
Whalebone Vineyard – Paso Robles Mon-Fri 11-5                                       271 B Five Cities; 805-773-WINE                12-5       X      X           X      5360 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-693-8384             10-5               X      X
8325 Vineyard Dr; 805-239-9020   Sat-Sun 10-5:30                 X           X      Pithy Little Wine Co – San Luis Obispo Th-Sa 12-9                                   La Fenêtre – Santa Maria                        By
Wild Coyote Winery – Paso Robles             Daily                                  1037 Chorro St; 805 546-1059        Su 12-5,Mo-We 12-6           X           X      2717 Aviation Way; 310-977-5615                Appt               X      X
3775 Adelaida Rd; 805-610-1311               11-5                X           X      Rancho Arroyo Grande – Arroyo Grande 1st Sat                                        Martian Ranch – Los Alamos                      By
WILD HORSE WINERY – Templeton Daily                                                 591 Hi Mountain Rd; 805-474-0220      11-5                                          8900 Alisos Canyon Rd; 310-804-1292            Appt               X      X
1484 Wild Horse Winery Ct; 805-434-2541 11-5                     X           X                                                                                          McKeon-Philips – Santa Maria                Fri-Sun 11-6
                                                                                    SALISBURY VNYDS – Avila Valley Fri-Sun 11-6
Windward Vineyard – Paso Robles              Daily                                  6985 Ontario Rd; 805-595-WINE Mon-Thu 12-6                       X           X      2115 S Blosser Rd, #114; 805-928-3025       Or by appt            X      X
1380 Live Oak Rd; 805-239-2565              10:30-5              X           X                                                                                          Ovene Winery – Santa Maria (Tasting Room: See Solvang)
                                                                                    Saucelito Canyon – San Luis Obispo             Daily
Zenaida Cellars – Paso Robles                Daily                                  3080 Biddle Ranch Rd; 805-543-2111             10-5              X           X      2717 Aviation Way; 714-420-2525         By Appt                   X      X
1550 Hwy 46 West; 805-227-0382               11-5           X    X           X
                                                                                    Sextant Wines/10knot Cellars – SLO Mon-Fri 10-4                                     Presqu’ile Wine – Santa Maria                   By
ZinAlley – Templeton                        Fri-Sun                                 1653 Old Price Cnyn Rd; 866-833-WINE Sat-Sun 10-5                X           X      2540 E. Clark Ave; 805 363-1966                Appt               X      X
3730 Hwy 46 West; 805-238-0959               11-5                X           X
                                                                                    Stephen Ross – San Luis Obispo               Thur-Sun                               Rancho Sisquoc Winery – Santa Maria Mon-Thu 10-4
SAN LUIS OBISPO                                                                     178 Suburban Rd; 805-594-1318                  11-5   X          X           X      6600 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-934-4332 Fri-Sun 10-5                   X      X
ALAPAY CELLARS – Avila Beach                 Daily                                  TALLEY VNYDS – Arroyo Grande                                                        Riverbench Vineyards – Santa Maria             Daily
415 First St; 805-595-2632                  10:30-6              X           X      3031 Lopez Dr; 805-489-0446  Daily 10:30-4:30                    X           X      6020 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8340             10-4         X     X      X
Autry Cellars – San Luis Obispo             Fri-Sun                                 Tangent Vnyds – San Luis Obispo                                                     Sagebrush Annie’s – Ventucopa                 Sat-Sun
835 Capitolio Way, #3; 805-546-8669          11-6                X           X      5828 Orcutt Rd; 805-269-8200                Daily 10-5           X           X      4211 Hwy 33; 661 766-2319                     11:30-5             X      X
Au Bon Climat– Pismo Beach at Taste of the Valleys                                  Taste of the Valleys – San Luis Obispo Su-Th 12-9                                   SIERRA MADRE VINEYARD – Santa Maria
911A Price Street; 805-773-8466 Su-Th 12-9, Fr-Sa 12-10          X           X      911A Price Street; 805-773-8466        Fr-Sa 12-10               X           X      2570 Prell Road; 805-922-3100 By Appt                             X      X



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Tantara Vineyard – Santa Maria                By                                    FIRESTONE VNYD – Los Olivos                     Daily                                Dierberg Estate/Star Lane – Lompoc
4747 Ontiveros Lane; 805-938-5051            Appt                X           X      5000 Zaca Station Rd; 805-688-3940              10-5       X      X           X      1280 Drum Canyon Rd; 866-652-8430  Daily 11-5                     X      X
Torretti’s Family – Santa Maria               By                                    Fontes & Phillips – Los Olivos             Thu-Mon 11-5                              EVENING LAND VNYDS – Lompoc                  Fri-Sun
2108 Quail Canyon Rd; 805-714-0622           Appt                X           X      2362 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805 688-2200         or by appt.          X           X      1503 Chestnut Ave; 805 736-9596                11-5               X      X
Tres Hermanas Winery – Santa Maria           Daily                                  Kaena Wine – Los Olivos                    Fri-Sun 12-5                              FIGUEROA MTN BREWERY – Lompoc Fr 4-8
9660 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-937-8451           10-5                X           X      2933 San Marcos Ave, Ste 107; 805 451-6037 or by appt.            X           X      45 Industrial Way; 805 694-2252 Sa 11-8, Su 12-5 or By Appt X            X
Wine Country – Orcutt                   Thu-Sat 1-8                                 Lane Tanner Wines – at Los Olivos Tasting Room                                       Fiddlehead Cellars – Lompoc                 Thur-Sun
130 N. Broadway St, Ste A; 805-688-9339 Sun 1-6                  X           X      2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406            Daily 11-6                X           X      1597 E. Chestnut Ave; 805 742-0204            11-4                X      X
Zaca Mesa – Los Olivos               Daily 10-4                                     Longoria Wines – Los Olivos                     Daily                                Flying Goat Cellars – Lompoc                Thur-Sun
6905 Foxen Canyon Rd; 805-688-9339 Sum Fri-Sat till 5            X           X      2935 Grand Ave; 866-759-4637                   11-4:30            X           X      1520 East Chestnut Court; 805 736-9032        11-4                X      X
                                                                                    LOS OLIVOS – Los Olivos Tasting Room                                                 FOLEY ESTATES – Lompoc                        Daily
LOS OLIVOS                                                                                                                                                               6121 East Hwy 246; 805-737-6222               10-5                X      X
                                                                                    2905 Grand Ave; 805-688-7406         Daily 11-5                   X           X
Alexander & Wayne – Los Olivos               Daily
2922 Grand Ave; 805-688-9665                 11-6                X           X      Pacific Ridge Vineyards – Los Olivos            Daily                                Harrison-Clarke – Lompoc                        By
                                                                                    2890 Grand Avenue; 805-688-1737                 11-6              X           X      805-686-0850                                   Appt               X      X
ALTA MARIA VINEYARDS – Los Olivos Daily
                                                                                    QUPÉ WINE – at Qupé Tasting Room in Los Olivos                                       Hitching Post Wines – at Hitching Post Restaurant in Buellton
2933 Grand Ave; 805-686-1144      11-5                           X           X
                                                                                    2963 Grand Ave, Ste B; 805-686-4200  Daily 11-5                   X           X      406 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0676        Daily from 4pm          X          X
ANDREW MURRAY – Los Olivos Tasting Room
                                                                                    Reeves Ranch Vineyard – Santa Ynez               By                                  Huber Cellars – Lompoc                     Fri-Sun 11-5
2901 Grand Ave; 805-693-9644      Daily 11-5                     X           X
                                                                                    4000 W. Oak Trail Rd; 805 688-7245              Appt              X           X      4892 Hapgood Rd; 805-736-3854               & By Appt             X      X
Arthur Earl – Los Olivos                     Daily
                                                                                    Saarloos & Sons – Los Olivos                    Daily                                JALAMA WINES– Lompoc                         Fri-Sun
2922 Grand Ave; 805-693-1771                 11-6                X           X
                                                                                    2971 Grand Ave; 805 688-1200                    11-6              X           X      308 North 9th St, C ; 805-735-8937            12-5                X      X
Artiste– Los Olivos                          Daily
                                                                                    Scott Cellars – Los Olivos             Wed-Mon                                       Ken Brown Wines – Buellton                      By
2948E Grand Avenue; 805 686-2626            11-5:30              X           X                                                                                           70 Industrial Way; 805-448-3791                Appt               X      X
                                                                                    2933 San Marcos Ave, #101; 805 686-5450 11-5                      X           X
Beckmen Vineyards – Los Olivos               Daily
                                                                                    STOLPMAN VNYDS– Los Olivos                    Daily                                  Lafond Vineyard – Buellton                    Daily
2670 Ontiveros; 805-688-8664                 11-5                X           X                                                                                           6855 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-7921              10-5                X      X
                                                                                    2434 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-688-0400          11-5                X           X
Bernat – Tasted at Los Olivos Cafe                                                                                                                                       LA VIE VNYDS – Lompoc                        Fri-Sun
2879 Grand Ave; 805794-5217                  Daily               X           X      Tensley/Lea Wines – Los Olivos               Fri-Sun
                                                                                                                                                                         308 North 9th Street, D ; 805 291-2111         11-5               X      X
Bin 2860 – Los Olivos                    Sun-Thu 11-7                               2900 Grand Ave, Suite B ; 805-688-6761         11-5               X           X
                                                                                                                                                                         Longoria Wines – Lompoc                     Sat & Sun
2860 Grand Ave; 805 693-8537              Fri-Sat 11-8           X           X      Tercero Wines – Los Olivos                   Mon-Fri
                                                                                                                                                                         1700 Industrial Way, A; 805 759-4637           11-4               X      X
                                                                                    2445 Alamo Pintado Ave, Ste 104; 805-245-9584 12-5                X           X
BLAIR FOX CELLARS – Los OlivosFri-Sun 12-5                                                                                                                               LORING WINE CO – Lompoc                      Fri-Sun
2902 San Marcos Ave, B; 805 691-1678 Or By Appt                  X           X      TESSA MARIE – poured at E&T Wines Thur-Mon
                                                                                                                                                                         1591 E. Chestnut Ave; 805 742-0478             12-5               X      X
                                                                                    2901C Grand Ave, Los Olivos; 866-688-6081 11:30- 5                X           X
Brander Vineyard – Los Olivos              Sum 10-5                                                                                                                      Melville Vineyard – Lompoc                    Daily
2401 Refugio Rd; 805- 688-2455             Win 11-4              X           X      Tre Anelli – Los Olivos                         Daily
                                                                                                                                                                         5185 East Hwy 246; 805-735-7030               11-4                X      X
                                                                                    2923 Grand Ave; 805-686-3000                    11-5              X           X
Brophy Clark Cellars – at Los Olivos Tasting Room                                                                                                                        Mosby Winery – Buellton                     Mo-Fr 10-4
2905 Grand Ave; 805-929-4830               Daily 11-6            X           X      Verdad & Ethan – at Qupé Tasting Room in Los Olivos                                  9496 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-688-2415            Sa-Su 10-5            X      X
                                                                                    2963 B Grand Ave; 805-686-4200         Daily 11-5                 X           X
BYRON VNYD – Los Olivos Tasting Room                                                                                                                                     New Vineland/Pierdrassi – Lompoc             Fri-Sun
2367 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805 938-7365 Daily 11-5                  X           X      L O M P O C / B U E L LT O N                                                         1501 E Chestnut Ave; 805 736-6784              12-5               X      X
Carhartt Vineyard – Los Olivos               Daily                                  Alma Rosa – Buellton                            Daily                                Pali Wine Co. – Lompoc                    Sat & Sun 11-4
2990A Grand Ave; 805-688-0685                11-5                X           X      7250 Santa Rosa; 805-688-9090                  11-4:30            X           X      1036 W Aviation Dr; 805 736-7200         Mon-Thu by appt          X      X
CARINA CELLARS – Los Olivos                  Daily                                  Ampelos Cellars – Lompoc                      Thur-Sun                               PALMINA – Lompoc                          Thur-Sat 11-5
2900 Grand Ave, A; 805-688-2459              11-5                X           X      312 N 9th Street, 805-736-9957                  11-5              X           X      1520 East Chestnut Ct; 805-735-2030       Sun-Mon 11-4            X      X
COGHLAN VNYD – Los Olivos                 Thurs-Mon                                 AVANT – Buellton                              Thur-Sun                               Point Concepción Wines – Lompoc                 By
2366 Alamo Pintado; 805-686-2395            11-5                 X           X      35 Industrial Way; 805 686-9400                 11-8   X          X           X      1601 W. Central Ave; 805-588-1545              Appt               X      X
Consilience – Los Olivos                     Daily                                  Babcock Winery – Lompoc                     Sum 10:30-5                              Prodigal Wines – Buellton                     Fri-Mon
2923 Grand Ave; 805-691-1020                 11-5                X           X      5175 E. Hwy 246; 805-736-1455               Win 10:30-4           X           X      92 Second St, A; 805-688-0476                   12-4              X      X
Coquelicot – Los Olivos                   Daily 11-5                                Brewer-Clifton – Lompoc                        Fri-Sun                               SAMSARA – Lompoc                           Fri-Sun 11-4
2884 Grand Ave; 805-688-1500               Sat 10-5              X           X      329 N. F St; 805-735-9184                       11-4              X           X      1500 East Chestnut Ct; 805-331-2292         & by appt             X      X
Daniel Gehrs Winery – Los Olivos          Daily 10-6                                Casa Cassara – Buellton             Mon, Wed,Thu 12-6:30                             Sanford Winery – Lompoc                   Sun-Thu 11-4
2939 Grand Ave; 800-275-8138              Win till 5             X           X      291 Valley Station Dr; 805-688-8691    Fri-Sun 11-6:30            X           X      5010 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-735-5900           Fri-Sat 11-5           X      X
DRAGONETTE – Los Olivos                    Thu-Mon                                  Clos Pepe – at Taste of Sta Rita Hills    Thu-Sun                                    Stolpman Vineyards – Lompoc                  Fri-Sun
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave; 805-693-0077         11-5                X           X      1505 E. Chestnut Ave, Lompoc; 805 735-8774 11-5                   X           X      5010 Santa Rosa Rd; 805-735-5900              11-5                X      X
Epiphany Cellars – Los Olivos                Daily                                  Cold Heaven Cellars – Buellton                Fri-Mon                                Sweeny Canyon – Buellton                        By
2963 Grand Ave; 866-354-9463                11- 5:30             X           X      92 Second Street, A; 805 686-1343               12-5              X           X      805-688-2415                                   Appt               X      X
E&T WINES – Los Olivos                     Thur-Mon                                 D’Alfonso Curran – Lompoc                        By                                  TASTE OF STA RITA HILLS – Lompoc Thu-Sun
2901C Grand Ave; 866-688-6081               11:30- 5             X           X      4457 Santa Rosa Rd, 805 739-WINE                Appt              X           X      1505 E Chestnut Ave; 805 735-8774  11-5                           X      X
Evans Ranch – Los Olivos                     Daily                                  D’Vine – Lompoc                        Tue-Thu 3-9, Fri-Sat 3-11                     Thorne Wines – Buellton, poured at Avant Thur-Sun
2901 Grand Ave; 805 688-0558                 10-5         X      X           X      107 Ocean Ave; 805 735-8771                Closed Sun-Mon        X            X      35 Industrial Way; 805 686-0911            11-8   X               X      X



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Transcendeance – Lompoc                        Fri-Sun                                Happy Canyon Vnyds – Santa Ynez                    By                                   VENTURA COUNTY
313 North F Street; 805-689-5258                11-4               X           X      805-686-0850                                      Appt               X           X
                                                                                                                                                                              Bella Victorian Vineyard – Camarillo We-Th 11:30-7
ZOTOVICH – Lompoc                       Thur-Sun                                      Harrison Clarke – Santa Ynez                       By
1500 E Chestnut Ct, Ste D; 805 736-1600   10-5                     X           X                                                                                              2135 E. Ventura Blvd; 805-383-8800  Fr-Sat11:30-8,Su11:30-4       X      X
                                                                                      805-892-9711                                      Appt               X           X
                                                                                                                                                                              Camarillo Custom Crush – Camarillo          Sat-Sun
SOLVANG                                                                               Imagine Wine – Santa Ynez                         Daily
                                                                                      3563 Numancia #103; 805-688-1769                  11-5               X           X      300 S. Lewis Rd, Ste C; 805-484-0597         11-5                 X      X
Au Bon Climat – at Taste of the Valleys      Su-Th 12-9
1672 Mission Drive; 805 937-9801             Fr-Sa 12-10           X           X      Kalyra Winery – Santa Ynez                     Mo-Fr 11-5                               Cantara Cellars – Camarillo                Wed-Sun
                                                                                      343 North Refugio Rd; 805-693-8864             Sa-Su 10-5            X           X      126 N. Wood Rd, Ste 104; 805-484-9600       11-5                  X      X
Baehner-Fournier Vineyard – tasted at Wandering Dog
1539 Mission Dr, Solvang; 805-688-7118 Daily 11-7                  X           X      Refugio Ranch – Santa Ynez                         By                                   Casa Barranca – Ojai                   Wed, Thu, Sun 12-6
                                                                                      3790 Via Rancheros; 805-686-0840                  Appt               X           X      208 E. Ojai Ave; 805-640-1255             Fri, Sat 12-8           X      X
Blackjack Ranch – Solvang                      Th-Mo
2205 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-455-1412             11-5               X           X      Reeves Ranch Vineyard – Santa Ynez                 By
                                                                                                                                                                              Giessinger Winery – Fillmore             Mon-Thur 11-5
                                                                                      4000 W. Oak Trail Rd; 805 688-7245                Appt               X           X
Buttonwood Farm – Solvang                       Daily                                                                                                                         365 Santa Clara St; 805-524-5000         Fri-Sun 11-6:30          X      X
1500 Alamo Pintado Rd; 800-715-1404             11-5               X           X      Roblar Winery – Santa Ynez                    Sat-Sun 11-5
                                                                                      3010 Roblar Ave; 805-686-2603                 Mon-Fri 11-4           X           X      Herzog Wine Cellars – Oxnard            Sun-Thu 10:30-9
CARIVINTAS WINERY – Solvang                 Sun-Wed 12-7
                                                                                                                                                                              3201 Camino Del Sol; 805-938-1560           Fri 10:30-5           X      X
476 First St; 805 693-4331                  Thu-Sat 12-10          X           X      Sunstone – Santa Ynez                             Daily
Dascomb Cellars – Solvang          Mon, Thu, Fri 2-7                                  125 Refugio Rd; 800-313-9463                      10-4               X           X      Magnavino Cellars – Downtown Oxnard         Sat-Sun
1659 Copenhagen Dr, C; 805 691-9175 Sat-Sun 12-7                   X           X      Vogelzang Vineyard – Happy Canyon                  By                                   961 N. Rice Ave; 805 938-2500                11-6                 X      X
Gioia - Solvang – 805 689-7219                 By Appt             X           X      805 568-0900                                      Appt               X           X
                                                                                                                                                                              Ojai Beverage Co. & Tasting Rm – Ojai        Daily
Harrison Clarke Wine - Solvang                   By                                   S A N TA BA R BA R A                                                                    655 E. Ojai Ave; 805 646-1700                10-9                 X      X
2825 Tapadero Rd; 805 686-0850                  Appt               X           X      Au Bon Climat – Santa Barbara                      Daily                                Old Creek Ranch Winery – Ojai Valley         Daily
LINCOURT VINEYARDS – Solvang                    Daily                                 813 Anacapa St; 805 966-9463                      Noon-6             X           X      10024 Old Creek Rd; 805-649-4132             11-5                 X      X
1711 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-8554             10-5               X           X      Carr Vineyards – Santa Barbara                 Daily 11-6                               Rancho Ventavo Cellars – Oxnard           Fri-Sun 11-6
LIONS PEAK VNYDS – Solvang                  Mon-Thu 11-7                              414 N. Salsipuedes St; 805-965-7985           Thu-Sat 11-8           X           X
                                                                                                                                                                              741 South “A” Street, 805 483-8084        And By Appt             X      X
1659 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-5466            Fri-Sun 11-9           X           X      CONWAY FAMILY – at Deep Sea                Daily 11-7
Lucas & Lewellen – Solvang                      Daily                                 217 G Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara; 805 618-1185                     X           X
1645 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-9336                11-6               X           X      CORKS N’ CROWNS– Santa Barbara                    Daily
Mission Meadow– Solvang
1659 Copenhagen Dr, 805 693-1344
                                           Mon-Thur 11-5:30
                                          extended hrs wknds       X           X
                                                                                      32 Anacapa St; 805-845-8600
                                                                                      Cottonwood Canyon – Santa Barbara
                                                                                                                                        11-6
                                                                                                                                      Thu-Sun
                                                                                                                                                           X           X
                                                                                                                                                                                Special Coupons
Presidio Vineyard – Solvang                     Daily                                 224 Anacapa St, Ste 1A; 805 963-1221            10:30-6              X           X
1603 Copenhagen Dr, 805-693-8585                11-6               X           X      DEEP SEA TASTING RM – Santa Barbara Daily                                                 ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS
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Rideau Vineyard – Solvang                       Daily                                 217 G Stearns Wharf; 805 618-1185   11-7                             X           X
1562 Alamo Pintado Rd; 805-688-0717            10:30-5             X           X                                                                                                ALAPAY CELLARS
                                                                                      Giessinger – Santa Barbara                     Mo-Th 12-7
Royal Oaks – Solvang                            Daily                                 212 State St; 805-568-0820                Fr 12-7:30 Sa-Sun 11-8     X           X        15% off purchases with ad                                 PAGE 33
1651 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-1740                10-5        X      X
                                                                                      Jaffurs Wine Cellars– Santa Barbara Win Fri-Mon 11-5                                      CARINA CELLARS                                                  BACK
Rusack Vineyard – Solvang                       Daily                                 819 East Montectio St; 805-962-7003 Sum Daily 11-5                   X           X        2 for 1 tasting with ad                                        COVER
1819 Ballard Canyon Rd; 805-688-1278            11-5               X           X
                                                                                      Kalyra by the Sea – Santa Barbara              Mo-Th 12-7
Sevtap Winery – Solvang                      Thurs-Mon
                                                                                                                                                                                CARIVINTAS
                                                                                      212 State St; 805-695-8606                     Fr-Su 12-8            X           X
                                                                                                                                                                                2 for 1 tasting with ad                                   PAGE 41
1576 Copenhagen Dr; 805-693-9200               10-6                X           X
                                                                                      Kunin Wines – Santa Barbara                       Daily
Shoestring Winery – Solvang                     Fr-Su                                 28 Anacapa St, Suite A; 805 963-9633              11-6               X           X        CHAMISAL VINEYARDS
800 East Hwy 246; 800-693-8612                  10-4               X           X                                                                                                Complimentary olive oil tasting
                                                                                      Margerum – Santa Barbara                           Daily                                  10% off purchases                                         PAGE 17
SORT THIS OUT CELLARS – Solvang Sun-Thu 10-7                                          813 Anacapa St; 805 966-9463                      Noon-6             X           X
1636 Copenhagen Dr; 805-688-1717 Fri-Sat 10-10                     X           X                                                                                                DEEP SEA – CONWAY FAMILY
                                                                                      MunicipalWineCo– Santa Barbara                    Daily
Toccata (Mandolina) Wines – Solvang             Daily                                                                                                                           One free tasting with ad                                  PAGE 42
                                                                                      28 Anacapa Street; 805 931-6864                   11-6               X           X
1665 Copenhagen Dr; 805-686-5506               11-5:30             X           X
                                                                                      Oreana Winery – Santa Barbara                                                             HEARTHSTONE
WANDERING DOG WINE BAR – Solvang                                                      205 Anacapa St; 805-962-5857                    Daily 11-5           X           X        Complimentary tasting with purchase                            PAGE 5
1539 Mission Dr; 805-686-9126 Daily 11-8ish                        X           X
                                                                                      Santa Barbara Winery – Santa Barbara              Daily                                   LA VIE VINEYARDS
William James– at Taste of the Valleys       Su-Th 12-9                               202 Anacapa St; 805-963-3633                      10 - 5             X           X        Mention ad for 2 for 1 tasting                            PAGE 34
1672 Mission Drive; 805 688-7111             Fr-Sa 12-10           X           X
                                                                                      Sanguis Wines – Santa Barbara                    Fri-Mon                                  PER BACCO CELLARS
S A N TA YN E Z                                                                       8 Ashley Ave; 805 845-0920                       By Appt             X           X        Free tasting with ad                                      PAGE 32
Bridlewood Estate – Santa Ynez                  Daily                                 Silver Wines – Santa Barbara                       By
3555 Roblar Ave; 805-688-9000                   10-5        X      X           X      724 Reddick St; 805-963-3052                      Appt               X           X        SORT THIS OUT CELLARS
                                                                                                                                                                                Double Down! 2 for 1 tasting with ad                      PAGE 41
Central California Wines – Santa Ynez Wed-Sun 12-5                                    Summerland – Summerland                           Daily
3553 Sagunto St, Ste A; 805 705-3982   Fri-Sat 12-6                X           X      2330 Lillie Ave; 805-565-WINE                     11-7               X           X        WILD HORSE WINERY & VINEYARDS
                                                                                                                                                                                Mention ad for complimentary
Gainey Vineyard – Santa Ynez                    Daily                                 Whitcraft Winery – Santa Barbara              Fri-Sun 12-4
                                                                                                                                                                                reserve tasting                                                PAGE 3
3950 East Hwy 246; 805-688-0558                 10-5        X      X           X      36A S. Calle Cesar Chavez; 805-730-1680     Mon-Thu By Appt          X           X



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