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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Broken Earth Winery
Broken Earth Winery, Paso Robles newest & fastest growing winery produces unique wines that are estate grown, harvested & bottled in Paso Robles.
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Greg Graham -at it again
Greg Graham was the winemaker at Rombauer Vineyard since 1988 and began producing wine under his own label in 1992. He purchased a 13-acre Zinfandel vineyard in the Red Hills appellation of Lake County. The soils in the Red Hills appellation are red, rocky and well drained, and are ideally suited for the Rhone varietals.
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Uncorking Another Sideways
Bottle Shock the movie is an entertaining, albeit not completely factual look at the events leading up to the famous 1976 “Judgment in Paris”, where California wines beat out their French counterparts in a blind tasting putting California wines firmly on the wine map. It is a good romp in the vineyard and shows us what the Napa of old was like and how things have changed since.
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Conversations of a Wine Maker
Winemaker Neil Collins speaks to winemaker friends in the Paso Robles Appellation. This series of videos have plenty of insights, levity and wine tasting.
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Making Wine
Making wine is an age old profession with lots of nuances and variations. Here is a basic step by step process to make wine with pictures from California wineries and vineyards.
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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!
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