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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.

Start by Clicking on a Wine Region,  then browse the wineries-- or use the winery search box. The Advanced Search lets you select wineries by ambiance, amenities, wine types or even tasting fees.

There is a lot here. Check us out.  Cheers!

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.
Autry Cellars
San Luis Obispo - Handmade wine from the master Steve Autry. Lush, extracted reds and full bodied whites. New tasting room opening soon.
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.
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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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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.
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Taste For Free
There are over 180 wineries in California that offer complimentary wine tasting. Click on a region to see a Taste For Free winery map along with links to extensive winery and wine tasting information.
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Taste The Stars
The French have been arguing for decades to persuade Americans to stop calling our sparkling wine "Champagne." They postulate, rightly, that Champagne comes from that sacred region in northern France where the bubbly was first created, and should not be confused with the various sparkling wines made from Temecula to Topeka.
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Central Coast Wine Tasting
Where else than the Central Coast can you stroll along the beach in the morning, choose among dozens of wineries to visit during the day, be back to the coast for a nap, and still take in the sunset and be ready for a night out? Here are some....
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