Santa Maria Valley Wine Country Video
Santa Maria Valley is home to hundreds of acres of premium wine grapes as well as more than a dozen wineries. Many have tasting rooms open to the public with such amenities as wine caves, vineyard tours, food and wine pairings, as well as some of the states best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Here is a short video to get the "flavor" of the region.
West Side Wine Tasting Tour
Paso Robles has dozens of memorable wineries to visit. Here is a tour of five top wineries all within close proximity showcasing a wide variety of wine types, winemaking styles, tasting facilities, and history.
Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival 2012
Every March Paso Robles Wine Country comes together to celebrate Zinfandel. At the Zin Tasting over 50 wineries showcase their Zinfandel and Zinfandel blends; Zin-friendly food from wine country’s best restaurants and caterers will be there to enhance the experience. Call 800.549.WINE for info.
The Hills & Dells of Santa Cruz & Santa Clara
Visitors to this region can enjoy many small family owned wineries and have a better chance to meet and talk with the winemakers than in other regions. On the west side, dense redwood forests overlook the Pacific Ocean, while the east side looks down upon Santa Clara and what is known as Silicon Valley.
Ask the Farmer - Resveratrol!
Resveratrol! It is good for the heart and liver. Prevents obesity, sunburn & melanoma. It enhances chemotherapy; fights type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. It even slows down aging”. Sounds like an old western snake oil salesman’s pitch, right? Well, resveratrol - an anti-oxidant chemical compound found in wine as a result of the fermentation of the skin and seeds of winegrapes (especially reds) - is playing a big hand in research to cure or prevent the above diseases and others as well.