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2013 California Harvest Review
Vintners and growers throughout California reported another high quality and generous vintage in 2013. Following a warm and dry spring with near ideal conditions for bringing grapes to maturity, harvest was remarkably smooth and wineries are at capacity and working with some very high quality winegrapes. Reports by region.
What Do You Taste?
Is it old feet, dirt, baby diaper or old people smell?
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.
San Luis Obispo - Handmade wine from the master Steve Autry. Lush, extracted reds and full bodied whites. New tasting room opening soon.
From Carneros to Oakville
Napa Valley is itself an appellation and has 13 unique sub appellations (AVA’s) within its boundaries. Each AVA has a distinctive microclimate, soil, terrain, and elevation that imprint identifiable characteristics into the fruit. Starting in the southern district of Los Carneros we explore eight AVA's of the southern Napa Valley... View more...
The Rare Scheurebe Grape
Scheurebe is a white wine grape variety created by Georg Scheu in Germany in 1915 as a cross between Sylvaner and Riesling. In Austria it is known as Sämling 88 as well as Scheurebe. It is responsible for many of Germany's sweet wines and one California wine made by Joseph Phelps. View more...
All Corked Up
The most common closure is of course the Natural Cork closure that roughly 80% of wineries in North America use. They vary in size (some are as long as my thumb!) and quality but get the job done. They are expensive ($.75 to $.90 each) but many consumers equate quality wine only with natural cork. Not so say the experts!
Roll Out the Barrels
Roll Out the Barrels Weekend, every May, has over twenty participating wineries from the San Luis Obispo Wine Region. Plan a visit to the San Luis Obispo Wine Country for a weekend you'll never forget! See Video. View more...
Taste of Pismo
Every year in April Pismo Beach hosts a weekend food, wine and music affair at the bluff-top Dinosaur Cave Park in Pismo Beach. Under the big tent just steps away from the beautiful Pacific local chefs and winemakers share their creations. It's where food and wine meet the surf! View more...