It’s an unexpected location, but this unassuming industrial park is poised to become the area’s hippest new tasting destination.
Highway to Wine: Route 1 through California’s other North Coast
Visitors to San Luis Obispo County’s North Coast are starting to discover something else among the wildlife and waves: wine. Eleven wineries now dot Highway 1 from Morro Bay to San Simeon, featuring hand-crafted, mostly small-lot wines.
Secrets of a sommelier
Ian Adamo, the sommelier and wine shop manager at Bistro Laurent in Paso Robles, shares his perspective on Hollywood’s newfound interest in his field.
Embracing Italian varietals
A handful of San Luis Obispo County wineries are seeking to give the country its due and prove that world-class Italian wines can be grown and made on the Central Coast.
Winegrower makes splashy entrance into wine/dining scene
Winegrower Rob Murray makes a splashy entrance into the region’s wine and dining scene with a high-profile new winery and a hot new restaurant.
Book tells tales of century-old vines
In “The Mad Crush: A Memoir of Mythic Vines and Improbable Winemaking,” author Sean Christopher Weir weaves together stories that trace the history of Saucelito Canyon winery and some of the earliest vines to be planted on the Central Coast.
Formal wines, informal training
What it takes to garner acclaim as an independent winemaker: Unbounded creativity, a fine-tuned palate, heartfelt passion and the drive to work hard and take risks. What’s not a critical part of that equation: Formal training in enology. Meet four winemakers who took non-traditional routes to their craft.
The new crop of Central Coast winemakers
A Renaissance of sorts is taking hold in the Central Coast’s wine regions, driven by small-lot vintners willing to take risks, experiment and do most of the work themselves.
The new Garagistes
Meet five of the Central Coast’s new crop of Garagistes—winemakers who produce small high-quality lots, obsess over every detail and do things on their own terms.
Putting Edna Valley wine on the map
Jack Niven planted vineyards in Edna Valley 40 years ago, pioneering modern grape growing in the area. The family has been shaping the wine industry there ever since.
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