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

Malibu Coast AVA and the Woolsey Fire

Malibu was dealt a near-fatal blow in November as the Woolsey Fire ravaged homes, estates, wild lands, and vineyards.

Zins & More – The Scott Harvey Story

Being out here is like sitting down with someone 100 years old. This vineyard tells its own stories.

Scott Harvey Vertical Tasting

Scott Harvey Full Vertical
The Monday night Somm Study Group did a Vertical tasting on 2007, 2008 & 2009 Scott Harvey Old Vine Zinfandel Reserve

Robert Hall – Tour, Winery, Caverns, and Tasting

Robert Hall founded the winery in 1999 with his wife and grew it to become the fifth-largest in the region.

Koehler Winery – History and Tasting

Winemaker Colin Murphy and Vineyard Manager Felipe Hernandez collaborate regularly to ensure the quality of the fruit improves from year to year.

Epoch Estate Wines: A Winemakers Vision of the Future

Epoch boxes Paderewski
I’ve found that, where concrete highlights minerality in the wines, amphora aging imparts a grounding, earthy effect.

Roses: Fact or Fiction?

Roses at end of rows of grapevines
That being said, many a vineyard manager would smile at this quaint romantic notion. Their job is more sophisticated than watching the roses bloom.

Focus on Paso Robles – Eye Candy

DAOU landscape
There are several wineries in Paso Robles that are stunningly gorgeous; either the winery, the vineyards, the tasting rooms, or the scenic vistas.

Focus on Paso Robles – Parrish Family Vineyard

Parrish Family Art
Surprisingly smooth and velvety for a Petite Sirah, it was deep, dark, and brooding, and didn’t do our teeth any favors.

Focus on Paso Robles – the House!

Our needs were few - we each wanted our own bedroom, we wanted a kitchen with a gas stove, a wonderful outdoor area, a quiet neighborhood, charm, and cheapness.