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 a first-class experience. The new owners, William Carter and Katherine Bloxsom-Carter, have managed to improve what was already a terrific experience.
Here’s the problem. The Canyon Villa is currently in second place, trailing Gervasi Vineyard in Ohio. Now we could stand losing to Oregon, Washington, or Virginia. But OHIO? When we were acquiring WineFan properties we didn’t even bother with OhioWineFan.
Disclaimer: we are doing a bit of work with William and Katherine getting their e-mail lists and processes up to date.