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If you are looking for a complete Paso Robles Wine Country experience, then you need not look any further - you have arrived at RiverStar Vineyards. Wine Tasting, Vacation Rentals, Event Venues.... let the journey begin! See more....
Visit our west side Paso Robles winery amidst the vineyards and oaks. We produce Jersey Girl Syrah, a Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Petite Verdot fruit, a non-traditional Rhone blend with Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot and a 100% Syrah.
Broken Earth Winery, Paso Robles newest & fastest growing winery produces unique wines that are estate grown, harvested & bottled in Paso Robles.
New Member of Vintners Hall of Fame
Archie McLaren has been a trailblazer in California’s fine cuisine and wine movement since establishing residence here in 1974, so this is not the first prestigious induction for Mr. McLaren. He is one of only two Americans inducted into the Austrian Wine Brotherhood and one of the few Americans inducted into France’s Commanderie des Bontemps – Medoc et Graves & Sauternes et Barsac of Bordeaux. View more...
Host a Tasting Party
There are a number of ways to host a wine tasting party and it depends of course on how formal you want to be, if you are going to have food to sample, and what kind of wine focus do you want. These events can be elegant and regal or professional and sober (must you spit at the table?) or just great fun.
I have created a list of things to consider and some specific tasting ideas and plans. If you live in the wine country you might ask if a winemaker or winery staff person could lead a tasting. The wine buyer at your local market or wine shop might love the opportunity to be involved.
Father of California Wine
Father Junípero Serra planted California’s first sustainable vineyard at Mission San Juan Capistrano , and began the first winery in 1783. Father Serra founded nine missions with vineyards before he perished in 1784. This is why Father Serra is referred to as the “Father of California Wine” and the Mexican varietel he planted, came to be called the Mission grape and dominated California wine production until about 1880. View more...
Diversity in Sonoma
There are twelve distinct wine growing areas in Sonoma County producing a range of wines from large and small producers. Vineyards tend to be smaller here than in neighboring counties and are typically family owned. The tasting room staffs are frequently the winemakers, owners or family members and pleased to describe their philosophies, grape growing and wine-making techniques. View more...
Sheep in the Vineyard!
Have a wine related question? "Ask the Advisor" is our new feature where you can get your questions answered. We will tackle a broad range of subjects from food and wine pairing to the pros and cons of wild yeast fermentation. No question is too simple (we like those because they are easier to answer) and if you have a tough one we can't answer it we will call in for reinforcements from our industry contacts. View more...