Austerity Wines

Feedfeed meets Austerity Wines: A dinner at Lucques

Today the farm to table dinner concept is the culinary mission for many restaurants throughout the country. Chefs and foodies are always taking the idea a step further by practicing sustainability in the kitchen as well as utilizing every portion of a food staple. Carrying the notion of using local ingredients, further wineries are joining … Read more

The Vineyards at Law Estate Wines

Law Estate Wines: Passion and aesthetics inspire a unique winery

What could be more magnificent than an unobstructed winery view of vineyards while sipping wine at a hilltop tasting room? Such is the case at LAW Estate Wines where detail to the architecture, the beauty of the vineyards, sustainable and organic practices all come together, providing a unique experience and producing exceptional wines from the … Read more

Oso LIbre Wines

Oso Libre: Finding the spirit of wine in Paso Robles

Before grape growing developed or became popular in Paso Robles, cattle ranching was one of the big draws in the area. The budding wine industry did not emerge in Paso till the 1960s and 70s. Today Oso Libre winery has merged these two agribusinesses. Through their Vines, Wine, and Angus program, they grow grapes, make … Read more

Ascension Cellars Erick Allen with wines and Cafe Del Rey Chef and manager

Ascension Cellars: Wines that elevate your senses

For Erick Allen, the process of winemaking is about the blend. Starting Ascension Cellars in 2008 was about accentuating his blending forte of both the Rhone and Bordeaux varietals. It is Erick’s passion for this process that makes his wines truly exceptional. Erick’s success in winemaking comes from not only his blending prowess but also … Read more

Ascension Cellars Siren: Rosé that speaks for itself

Vertical wine tastings can always be fun. How about a vertical of Rosé? With two bottles of Ascension Cellars Siren Rosé, 2014 and 2015 it was fascinating to explore the differences and nuances between the two vintages. In the bottle, both Rosés appeared similar in appearance as each featured a dark iridescent rosy ruby color. … Read more

Sangiovese and Marcy Eberle

Eberle Winery: A pioneering passion for wine and Paso Robles

When visiting wineries and discovering the wines of Paso Robles, one must include a visit to one of the founding fathers of this region’s wine industry, Eberle Winery.  Not only is Eberle one of the first wineries to establish in the area but also Gary Eberle, the owner of Eberle Winery, was the first to … Read more

Artisan Uprising Wine

Artisan Uprising: Two brothers’ unique style of making wine

The name of a winery is not just a form of branding, but it can have significant meaning in describing the philosophy of each wine producer. Such is the case with David and William Vondrasek, owners/winemakers of Artisan Uprising. They are artisans in their own right, and like many small boutique wineries, they are rising … Read more

L'Aventure Wines

L’Aventure: Bringing together the best of Bordeaux and Rhone

The entire winemaking process is an adventure. This journey begins with the establishment of the winery and continues through the process of growing the grapes, harvesting and putting one’s creative juices to the test of making exceptional wine. The story behind L’Aventure Winery is a voyage across the continents with a quest to pursue a … Read more

Alma Sol Wines

The Garagiste Festival: Showcasing the best artisan winemakers

The Garagiste Festival is the place to discover the latest boutique wineries that have emerged on the California scene. These are the innovators in the field, the new kids on the block, hoping to make their imprint on the wine industry. I enjoy discovering these new wineries because one can find some real surprises. The … Read more

Paso Robles Inn: At the heart of your Central Coast wine country getaway

A visit to Paso Robles must include a stay at the Historic hotel, Paso Robles Inn, where one can experience the mineral springs. Paso Robles was originally known for its Mineral Springs. These thermal springs brought many a traveler. Cattle ranchers, almond and apple growers, and dairy farmers were the first to settle in the … Read more

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