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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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Halloween Wines

While the younger generations enjoy trick or treating through the neighborhoods for the best candy; the older, more sophisticated generations can trick or treat their way through our wine list for the best wine for All Hallow’s Eve.

Great Wine News presents more treats than tricks but with 31 different wines to choose from based on creepy names and spooky stories, there’s bound to be a prized wine waiting for you.

 

Proceed if you dare!
 

Napa Valley Earthquake

Shift in Napa from earthquake to havest. Read more.

Napa Valley was shaken and stirred at 3:20 a.m. 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.

 

Suggested Wineries
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.
Broken Earth Winery
Broken Earth Winery, Paso Robles newest & fastest growing winery produces unique wines that are estate grown, harvested & bottled in Paso Robles.
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.
Autry Cellars
San Luis Obispo - Handmade wine from the master Steve Autry. Lush, extracted reds and full bodied whites. New tasting room opening soon.
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Temecula's Surprising Wine Country
Temecula is 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles and produces award-winning Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Viognier, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Pinot Gris, sparkling wines and dessert wines. Visitors can taste wines from almost 40 wineries.
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CWA Wine Trail Maps
Add a wine trail map (at NO COST) to your website, social media page or business. We have dozens of regional maps with links to winery information. If you would like to create a custom wine map with your own selected wineries and images we can do that too.
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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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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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Ask the Advisor, Roses in the Vineyards
Ask the Advisor, Why are there roses in the vineyard? "A Rose is a rose is a rose," as on Gertrude Stein postulated as part of her 1913 poemSacred Emily, interpreted as meaning "things are what they are,". But in a vineyard a rose bush is more than just a pretty piece of visual poetry. It has a job to do.
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