“It’s California,” I said to myself. “How hard could it be?” It was pretty damn challenging as it turned out. “This was a walk in the park,” said no CWAS student. Ever.
It’s not unusual to do an overnight road trip to a “Wine Country” and back over the course of a weekend. Yes, it’s so close that even a tourist to Las Vegas could take a couple of days to visit Wine Country. How great is that?
Was it genuine respect, damning with faint praise, or was I being overly skeptical of the tone of Wine Enthusiast’s gushing press release? You tell me.
We were having such a good time – and The Wineaux Guy™ was a magnet with his huge hat – that the next thing we knew, we were being escorted out at the end of the event. What!? How did that happen!?
The Wineaux Guy thankfully talked me off the precipice, insisting that 5:00 a.m. was not “late.” Ok. He had a point.
There are scads more “wine trails” in the Paso Robles/Central Coast area than I thought was humanly possible.
I must be nuts.
I don’t know if this is a “trail,” per se, but I found it on Wine Country Getaways. The site is, as expected, primarily focused on Sonoma and Napa, as well as other Wine Countries throughout the U.S.
This is one of the most expansive wine trails, but once you’re in “the neighborhood,” you don’t have to go far to get to the next one. In a word, Explore!
Loosely meandering in the San Miguel area northeast of the intersection of Hwy 46 and Hwy 101, they represent some of the most incredibly scenic locations in the area.
When we went to the Olive Festival a couple of weeks ago in Paso Robles after too long an absence, I realized just how very much I love that town and how much I had missed it.