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The Canyon Villa

Please Vote For The Canyon Villa

USA Today  is running a competition for “Best Wine Country Hotel.”  We urge everyone to vote for The Canyon Villa in Paso Robles.  We have stayed at this lovely place many times over the years.  And it has always been […]

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Jack Creek Vineyards Jack Creek Cellars Shows Why Wine Clubs Are Good

Jack Creek Cellars Shows Why Wine Clubs Are Good

If memory serves, we first visited Jack Creek Cellars in 2006. After tasting their wine, Norma whispered this→ Norma was off by a few years. A few days ago,

Garagiste 2015

A Video Preview of Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2015

November 7 was the big day.  And what a day it was.  We'll have an article up sometime fairly soon.  Until then, Norma offers this video to whet

Glunz Family Photos in the tasting room

Glunz Family Winery and Broken Earth Winery

After two months of ongoing technical difficulties the website seems to have stabilized.  We’ll honor this event by reviewing two new wineries we discovered on our July, 2015

Venteux Tasting Room with vintage trucks

Four More From Paso Robles

Our not-so-recent trip to Paso Robles featured the newly-revitalized Canyon Villa and Field Recordings Winery. In this second review we'll look at two old favorites (Jack Creek Cellars

Field Recordings in Paso Robles

Field Recordings in Paso Robles

We spent a long July 10 weekend in Paso Robles. Naturally we spent two afternoons visiting wineries. Our exciting newcomer is Field Recordings. More on those folks in

Friday Crowd Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2014: But Not Pinot Noir

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2014: But Not Pinot Noir

After exhausting the pinots we made another circuit to taste other reds. We were delighted to discover that many wineries have followed the lead of Roger Nicolas, producing

Solomon Hills Vineyard RN Estate Solomon Hills Vertical

RN Estate Solomon Hills Vineyard Vertical

While exploring our wine-cellar[1] this afternoon, we were pleased to discover two bottles of the RN Estate Solomon Hills Vineyard (Santa Maria Valley). The vintages were 2011 and

Garagiste Crowd

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2014: The Best of the Rest

Our earlier review focused on the best two pinot noirs we found at Garagiste: Vinemark Cellars  2012 Paso Robles pinot noir ($29) and Vino Vargas  2012 Rio Ruso

Garagiste Saturday Grand Tasting

Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2014: Two Pinots to Watch

We spent the first hour plus at the Saturday Garagiste grand tasting doing a tour of pinot noirs. And we found two to watch: Vinemark Cellars and Vino

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