California Wine Month: Wineries with Live Music

Live music and fine Paso Robles wine are a perfect pairing. As the wine industry grows in beautiful Paso Robles, so does our local music scene—and we couldn’t be happier about it! There’s something truly special about watching the sun dip below the rolling hills of wine country while you move and groove to eclectic performances on an Indian summer evening.  For the final installment of our California Wine Month blog series, we’re highlighting some of our favorite wineries that feature live music in addition to excellent wines, so grab your dancing shoes and make plans to check some of these…

Fall on the Central Coast

Fall is a wonderful time on the Central Coast. The temperature cools down quickly after the start of the season, but the fun just starts to heat up. With a chill in the air, discover all the ways to explore SLO during the region’s most beautiful season. Wine and Harvest The Central Coast’s industry is largely centered around agriculture, wine, and tourism. The thriving agricultural food means not only are there endless delicious food options, but also, that the fall is a time of celebration for those who have been working all year for harvest. Celebrate harvest by visiting the…

California Wine Month: Wineries with Food

In honor of California Wine Month, we will be running a series featuring wonderful wineries on the Central Coast. This week, we are focusing in on wineries with food options. Enjoying excellent wine with perfectly paired food is a tried-and-true way to while away a weekend afternoon. Baileyana, Tangent, & True Myth Tasting Room Baileyana Winery is beautifully situated among the vines and rolling hills of San Luis Obispo’s Edna Valley American Viticultural Area. Owned by the area’s pioneers, the Niven family, Baileyana’s charming school house tasting room is home to several distinctly Edna Valley varietals, as well as an…

Sunday Funday, #CentralCoasting Style

Everyone knows that Sundays are for the family. Here on the Central Coast, our #SundayFunday activities are as numerous as they are awesome! Read on for the best in Sunday activities for your stay on the Central Coast! Brunch at Ventana Grill Start your morning with an unbeatable breakfast at Ventana Grill. Aside from the unbelievable selection of delicious food (including a carving station, omelet and homemade tortilla bar, hot entrees, sea food station, fruit, salad, and dessert station), the views from your table are sure to impress! After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Art…

Tin City: The Central Coast’s Newest Tasting Experience

Tin City is Paso Robles’ newest, most unique tasting experience. Located in an industrial park just south of Paso Robles, Tin City is home to over 20 winery, distillery, and brewery tasting rooms. Though Tin City is just a few years old, the 20-acre complex is a “drinker’s paradise,” says Patrick Brooks, partner at Tin City’s premiere craft spirit distillery, Wine Shine. This urban wine trail has garnered attention from locals and visitors for its easy navigation and full variety. At this early point in Tin City’s fledgling years, however, not every tasting destination has regular daily hours. Some, including BarrelHouse…

Central Coast Wine: Arroyo Grande versus Edna Valley

The Central Coast is home to one of the country’s most rapidly growing wine regions. While the Central Coast AVA is known for its high output of award-winning Chardonnays, two small and undiscovered wine regions in southern San Luis Obispo county stand alone in variety and quality. Just miles apart, Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande AVAs offer two distinct, yet equally remarkable wine trails. The two little-known appellations have come to be recognized for their remarkable quality and gorgeous vistas by wine experts around the world. Both Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley wineries will be featured during the 32nd Annual Central…

What to Expect at Your First Pick-Up Party

Whether you’re visiting Paso Robles for the first time, just moved to town, or newly 21—there’s a lot to learn when you begin to dip your toes into the world of wine country. From tannins and terroir to appellation and aromas, there are many wine terms that you might not understand as a beginning wine drinker. “Pickup party” is another phrase you’ll hear a lot during your time in Paso Robles…but what exactly does that entail? We’ve broken down exactly what a pickup party is and what you can expect when you attend one of the many that happen in…

Must-Try Wine Wednesday Spots

Making it halfway through the work week calls for a celebration, right? Right. Wednesdays are one of the best days of the week—we’re a couple steps closer to a weekend full of #CentralCoasting fun, and of course, it’s Wine Wednesday. There’s no better place to spend this midweek holiday than the Central Coast’s Napa-status wine country, so we’ve chosen some of our favorite spots to grab a glass and unwind to share with you. After a well-spent Wine Wednesday, the weekend will be so close you can taste it! Don’t forget to show us where you’re sipping by posting on…