Fall into Festivals

While it might not quite feel like fall yet on the Central Coast thanks to our long Indian summers, all the fun that comes along with autumn is fast approaching! We’re looking forward to sweater weather, the return of Cal Poly students, pumpkin picking at Avila Valley Barn, wine harvest, and of course—all of our favorite fall festivals! Read on below about some of Autumn’s biggest events on the Central Coast and mark your calendars for the ones that interest you most. Harvest Wine Weekend As soon as October 20th rolls around, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of winemakers’ labor in…

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…

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…

Must-See Venues of Festival Mozaic

Festival Mozaic, while originally a festival to celebrate Mozart and his music, has since evolved into a celebration of classically-inspired music and the beauty of our own Central Coast landscape. In years past, there have been a variety of different venues in which world-class musicians perform and share their love of the genre, and this year is no different. To learn more about this stand-out festival, click here, or read on to discover some of the most fascinating, gorgeous, and historic venues that Festival Mozaic will make use of later this month. Tolosa Winery The sun-drenched vineyards of Tolosa Winery provide…

New Attractions at the California Mid-State Fair

Beginning July 19th, “America’s Favorite Fair” is back and better than ever, with not one, but TWO carnival areas for the 2017 California Mid-State Fair. Since 1946, the California Mid-State Fair has been held annually, running for the last 12 days of July featuring concerts from some of the biggest names in the music industry, rodeos, competitions, and exhilarating rides. This year, enjoy all that and more with the brand new attractions outlined below. Before you go, be sure to purchase your tickets beforehand and book a room at the Paso Robles Inn, located just across the street from a convenient CMSF Shuttle…