Alma Sol Winery Tasting Room © Cori Solomon

Alma Sol Winery: Defining Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

The sun is essential for growing grapes, and it is the soul of the winemaker’s passion that creates the fine wine from those grapes. Naming their winery, Alma Sol, John and Lisa Shaw’s interpretation of the meaning comes through with each sip of their wine. This attribute is especially true with their perception of Paso … Read more

Sensario Field of Lights @Cori Solomon

Paso Robles: Illuminating The Best of the Central Coast

Paso Robles, which means The Pass of Oaks, is located in San Luis Obispo County along the Salinas River. In the early days, people traveled to Paso Robles for its Mineral Springs. Cattle ranchers, almond and apple growers, and dairy farmers were the first to settle the area. Today the city is becoming an exciting … Read more

Sixmilebridge Wine Tasting Room

Sixmilebridge Testimonial

I received this testimonial from Jim Moroney, the owner of Sixmilebridge Vineyards in the Peachy Canyon Corridor, Adelaida District AVA, Paso Robles. A  big “thank you” for such a wonderful article on Sixmilebridge.  I am not sure there is a storyline you didn’t touch upon or a nuance you missed. It is a remarkably complete … Read more

Sixmilebridge Vineyards

Sixmilebridge: Highlighting Bordeaux Style Blends

A visit to Sixmilebridge Vineyards is a must when visiting Paso Robles. Located in the Peachy Canyon corridor, the winey features small-batch estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux style blends. The blends make Sixmilebridge stand out because they speak to the place, which once you arrive, you will know why the terroir is so special. Jim … Read more

Dracaena Cabernet Franc

Dracaena Cabernet Franc: The Best in Cab Franc

Cabernet Franc Day, December 4th, has come and gone. However, the wine, Dracaena Cabernet Franc Classic and Reserve I enjoyed during a Grand Reserve Rewards Wine Tasting for this special day are still available. Owners Lori and Michael Budd would be excited for you to experience and learn why they love Cabernet Franc so much. … Read more

DAOU Family Estates Soul of the Lion Cabernet Sauvignon

Soul of the Lion: The Story of DAOU Estate’s Outstanding Wine

The thrill for a wine writer is the ability to sample an exceptionally outstanding wine, but often the story behind compels me to compose the article. In the case of DAOU Family Estates, the biographical history behind the wine Soul of the Lion drew me to write this piece. Although this wine is extraordinary, it … Read more

Paso Robles Wine Diversity

Showcasing Paso Robles Diverse Grape Varieties

The Central Coast and wine are synonymous with one another.  One of the more diverse areas of the Central Coast is Paso Robles. When I speak of diversity, I am talking about grape varieties. Although Cabernet Sauvignon makes up the most significant percentage of plantings in Paso Robles, wineries are experimenting with a plethora of … Read more

Turtle Rock Vineyards

Turtle Rock Vineyards: A winery defining the Willow Creek District AVA

The term “the apple does not fall far from the tree” aptly describes Turtle Rock Vineyards and more specifically winemaker/owner Don Burns. Don grew up on Willow Creek Road in the Templeton Gap of Paso Robles.  After sailing for two years in Central America and a short stint working in the restaurant business in Florida, … Read more

Downtown Paso Robles Wineries

Discover the wineries of Downtown Paso Robles

There is a new way to discover the wines of Paso Robles especially if you are a wine enthusiast, who enjoys the smaller boutique wineries. It is Downtown Paso Robles Wineries. A group of 20 wineries have come together to promote themselves as the town’s premier wineries in the civic center. Those visiting Paso Robles … Read more

Top Winery Precession Grenache

TOP Winery: Striking the balance of life through wine

The word balance has many interpretations depending on how each person perceives it. Is it balancing your day between work and relaxation? Is it the risk and challenges we encounter every day that put our lives in balance? For TOP Winery, owners Elena Martinez and Stanley Barrios the meaning describes their passion, the winery they … Read more