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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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Suggested Wineries
Jada Vineyard & Winery
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.
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.
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.
Broken Earth Winery
Broken Earth Winery, Paso Robles newest & fastest growing winery produces unique wines that are estate grown, harvested & bottled in Paso Robles.
Autry Cellars
San Luis Obispo - Handmade wine from the master Steve Autry. Lush, extracted reds and full bodied whites. New tasting room opening soon.
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How To Read A Wine Label
Are wine labels straightforward in what they tell us about a wine? Yes, if you know the rules that wineries have to follow and understand the nuances of labeling laws. Here are the basics of what a wine label tells us. You may be surprised to find that a wine labeled Chardonnay may in fact be made up of 25% of other grape varieties.
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Taste for Free Maps - Sonoma
Complimentary wine tasting lets you taste for free. So if the wine does not suit your taste you won't have to pay. Here are maps of wineries with free tasting in Sonoma and links to other regional maps.
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Sulfites In Wine
Sulfites are a natural, organic preservative that humans have been using in wine and other foods for several thousand years. The only difference between France and the U.S. is that the U.S. requires a warning label, and warning labels create the unfortunate impression that where there's a warning, there must be something dangerous afoot.
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Ask the Farmer - Toasting!
Salud (Spanish), Prost (Dutch), Sante (French), Slainte (Irish), Salute (Italian), Vashe zdorovie (Russian), Lechyd da (Welsh) are all toasts that mean the same as our “To Good Health” These are ancient toasts that seemed to have been generated by relating wine to good health. Aside from the... evidence that wine is good for you, the reasons behind these toasts were...
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Sustainability in Practice
We are the Central Coast Vineyard Team, a network of 300 local farmers, working on resource conservation for 15 years. We're highlighting the growers who have taken this commitment one step further by investing in sustainable vineyard certification. Here is our story...
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