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SLO International Film Festival
San Luis Obispo Film Festival will showcase a wide array of wonderful shorts, documentaries, feature length and student films. Enjoy exciting VIP events, award ceremonies, receptions, workshops and our Red Carpet events. Tickets (805) 546-FILM (3456)
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.
San Luis Obispo - Handmade wine from the master Steve Autry. Lush, extracted reds and full bodied whites. New tasting room opening soon.
Lake County Wine Country Video
Enjoy this beautiful video highlighting Lake County's winegrape growing region. Features local winegrape growers and winemakers.
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.
Central Coast Wine Classic
Every July the Central Coast Wine Classic creates and event with a incredible line up of wine, food, seminars and events....
San Joaquin Valley Wine Country
There are five million acres of irrigated farmlands planted to cotton, grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts. The majority of wine, table and raisin grapes in California are grown in this Valley. French Colombard is the leading variety with over 28,000 acres. Chardonnay is the second most planted grape with...read more. View more...
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. View more...