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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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Find The Next Great Winemaker

 

The Garagiste Wine Festival is taking over the historic Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on July 11th 2015. Come meet leading edge winemakers while sampling some of the best wines in California. The Garagiste are winemakers you will not find in your corner liquor store and may not even find on a long weekend in wine country. These are dedicated craft producers who only release very limited quantities of amazing wine each year. Be one of the few to discover the next great wine trend!

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Broken Earth Winery

 

Broken Earth Winery - Paso Robles

Paso Robles newest winery, is a dramatic destination just a few miles east of  Paso Robles on Highway 46. Open daily for tasting.

Rancho Tierra Rejada, Spanish for “land of worked earth,” is the original name of the 2,500 acre Paso Robles ranch that is now home to the vineyards of Broken Earth Winery.  Broken Earth Winery remains committed to sustainable ideals, and to continuing to bolster the high-quality reputation of Paso Robles wines.

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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. Tasting room in the heart of Edna Valley.
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SLO Harvest Celebration
Over 1,000 people enjoyed the wine and food of the SLO Vintners Harvest Celebration Grand Tasting at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Twenty-seven wineries and twenty-six restaurants from the Central Coast showed off their finest in an afternoon of wine tasting, food sampling, live music, auctions and the celebration a successful harvest. See video from last year.
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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....
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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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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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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.
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