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.
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.
Designing a Dream Home
David Bourke has built a number of dream homes in his career as an architect in the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe. But he recently designed the Dream Home—the HGTV 2014 Dream Home, a modern mountain retreat awarded to a lucky viewer.
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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