Wine Country

Whether it's Paso Robles, Sonoma, or wherever, it's a story on what's going on in wine country.

Going Rogue Part 3 – Other Wineries, Stuff, and Summary

Right now I will continue to reside in Las Vegas, where except for the fact that we have had a damned eternal summer, I have called home for more than two decades. My bucket list has a crystal ball in it that stubbornly won't let me peer into the future.
Rogue River near Red Lily Winery

Going Rogue – Oregon’s Other Wine Country. The Wineries.

We got our flight and sat down at the lovely deck overlooking the scenery. Come to think of it, “The Scenery" seemed to be something that became part of everything that I did up there.

Going Rogue – Oregon’s Other Wine Country. Part 1- Arrival

Ashland is about 15 miles from the California border; it's apparently where old hippies (and young ones) go to escape the rat race.
Jalama-Cargasacchi Pinot Noir

2010 Jalama-Cargasacchi Pinot Noir – Jewelry in a Glass

Like many of the other wineries in the Ghetto, his vineyards are located in what can arguably be termed the middle of nowhere.
Boxes of local wines

Paso Robles Wine Festival – Largest Winery-ish

The largest winery in Paso Robles isn't one of the massive wineries such as DAOU, Tooth & Nail, or even Villa San-Juliette. It's not even a winery, at least not technically.

Just What *Is* Wine Country?

Which means that you will be forced to visit their wine countries in order to buy many of the wines. I'm good with that.
Villicana Liquid Hope Rose

Paso Robles Wine Festival – Visiting the Wineries

And the lottery tickets didn't help. Eight dollars in winnings don't exactly add up to a retirement-worthy windfall.

Paso Robles Wine Festival – The Day!

I had an embarrassingly large meal at the Brat Stop (where two insane people are the proprietors), but it helped me to continue to observe and photograph the event without having to worry about the drunken staggering factor.

Paso Robles Wine Festival – The Road Trip

When I stopped for gas at Barstow, I opened up the glove box to see if there was a manual in there. Well there was. Unfortunately, it was on a CD, still nicely shrink-wrapped. What use was that?!?
UNR Vineyards

(Good) Nevada Wines from Nevada Grapes. Yeah. Really.

For many years, Nevada wines were known for their relentless mediocrity - they seemed to be White Zinfandel wannabes - and there wasn't much that the serious wine person could glean from them other than a collective meh.