Paso Robles Holidays in the Wine Country
Paso Robles is a diverse, robust wine region with large resort style wineries making dozens of wines and small family run places that may make just a couple of wines from their own estate grapes. The region is more relaxed, rural and unpretentious than other wine areas and with over 150 tasting rooms there is plenty to taste!
Ask the Farmer - Wine & Your Weight
Doggonit, I am gaining weight. It must be the wine” Well, actually you can drink wine, gain all the health benefits, and not necessarily gain weight. Wine has no fat, cholesterol, sodium, and it is low in carbohydrates. There have been many studies showing that drinking a couple of glasses a day shouldn’t cause you to gain weight.
Cottonwood Canyon Winery
Santa Maria-- At the northernmost end of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail lies the unique and interesting winery of Cottonwood Canyon. Sitting on a small hillside, the rectangular tasting facility sits above the wine caves as it looks out over the Santa Maria Valley and their cool coastal estate vineyards.
Ask the Advisor, Roses in the Vineyards
Ask the Advisor, Why are there roses in the vineyard? "A Rose is a rose is a rose," as on Gertrude Stein postulated as part of her 1913 poemSacred Emily, interpreted as meaning "things are what they are,". But in a vineyard a rose bush is more than just a pretty piece of visual poetry. It has a job to do.
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.