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Harvest Peaks as Autumn Begins

The grape harvest is reaching its peak in California and many vintners and growers are now well passed the halfway mark for bringing in the 2014 wine grape crop. Mother Nature also brought us a taste of autumn weather in the form of a little light rain and cooler temperatures in northern California, which will slow the process ever so slightly before picking begins again in earnest in the final days of this year’s harvest.

Vintners and growers continue to comment on the early, abundant and high-quality nature of this year’s crop. Plans are underway for Thanksgiving celebrations that most in the wine industry don’t get to enjoy because it’s normally such a busy time. It looks like we may have the opportunity to give thanks for some time off around the holidays this year due to the early harvest. 

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Suggested Wineries
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.
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.
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.
Autry Cellars
San Luis Obispo - Handmade wine from the master Steve Autry. Lush, extracted reds and full bodied whites. New tasting room opening soon.
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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Mendocino County Wine Country Video
Check out this nice video about Mendocino and some of the many things to do in the region. The video gives you a good feel for this diverse county with images of the fine beaches, verdant mountains, and lush vineyards.
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Sterling Vineyards Selected for Academy Awards Ball
Sterling Vineyards, the landmark Napa winery, was featured at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Ball, the official party following the 81st Annual Academy Awards. This was the 6th consecutive year that Sterling Vineyards has been poured at the event.
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Ask the Winemaker, Take a punt
The indentation in the base of wine bottles is generally termed a punt. Its origins have been interpreted many ways so here is what I know. There are suggestions that the early glass blowers had difficulty in producing a flat base for the bottle, in many instances leaving a sharp spot where the bottle was held and subsequently marking tables and benches. They found it was more stable and less likely to scratch if an indentation was left.
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Seven Tips for Wine Events
Wine events are a great way to explore new wine types and new wineries. Some are grand with 100+ wineries and restaurants present, live music, culinary demonstrations, auctions and seminars. Others are smaller and more intimate with opportunities to chat one-on-one with winemakers and chefs. Lean more....
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Winery Row Paso
Just a couple of miles from downtown Paso Robles, and a mile off the main wine trail of Highway 46, is Winery Row Paso, a 120-acre winery destination. Fourteen 10,000 sq. ft. turn-key wineries are permitted for construction and are for sale or lease to winemakers who want more control over their product along with...
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