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Welcome to Your Independent Guide to the Wine Country. Find detailed information on hundreds of wineries, read reviews, map your journey or write your own winery reviews. Note: Write six winery reviews and we will send you a free gift.

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Napa Valley Earthquake

Napa Valley was shaken and stirred at 3:20 a.m. Sunday by an earthquake that measured 6.0 on the Richter scale – the most severe in northern California in 25 years. For the wine industry, at least the timing was fairly fortunate.

Authorities said more than 120 people sought minor medical care and that a child was in critical condition after being crushed by a fireplace. California governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in the wake of the 3:20 am quake, which ignited fires, burst water mains, caused gas leaks and even cracked roads. Read more.

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Clautiere Vineyard
Paso Robles - A Winery Like No Other - Come visit this vibrant, colorful & energetic tasting room, gift shop and commercial kitchen for an unforgettable experience.
Autry Cellars
San Luis Obispo - Handmade wine from the master Steve Autry. Lush, extracted reds and full bodied whites. New tasting room opening soon.
Broken Earth Winery
Broken Earth Winery, Paso Robles newest & fastest growing winery produces unique wines that are estate grown, harvested & bottled in Paso Robles.
Rotta Winery
Founded in 1908 by the Rotta Family, it is the only remaining family owned “original” winery in San Luis Obispo County. Visit us and taste our great Zinfandel.
Veris Cellars
Paso Robles - Try our 100 percent estate grown wines; blending the subtle differences of east and west side Paso Robles grapes. The wines are fruit forward with soft tannins and are a good value. Visit our country casual farm house.
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Storing, Shipping & Sipping
Your touring the wine country collecting prizes from a number of wineries and you need to get them home. Wineries can only ship what they make, so they can't consolidate your shipment. Luckily there are services that do this, and more.
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Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail
Santa Barbara has a thriving urban wine trail in the heart of the beach side city that is famous for laid back sophistication. There are 17 wineries on the wine trail map, from some of the most well know and least known producers in the area.
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Rhone Rangers Invade San Francisco
The Rhone Rangers annual event in San Francisco culminated with the Grand Tasting at the Mason Center, where over 2,000 people tasted some 500 wines from more than 100 Rhone Rangers wineries. See More.
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Cheese Pairing
Cheese and wine can be a wonderful experience bringing out the best of both foods. However there are times when the wrong cheese can make that $45 bottle of Cab taste flat and dull. Here are some tips to help you make the right choices...
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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.
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