Law Estate Wines | Paso Robles, CA — A Post-Opening Update…

Law Estate Wines | Paso Robles, CA — A Post-Opening Update…

Last time I visited Law Estate Wines, it was more of a construction site than a finished project.  This past weekend, I visited the winery again in its completed form and was utterly blown away.  From the friendly and personal attention of the staff to the breathtaking architecture to the incredible wines, Law Estate is beyond [...]

Exploring Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone – Part 1

Exploring Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone – Part 1

In what was once an old, rundown industrial area just west of Santa Barbara's bustling shopping district, the Funk Zone has emerged as a hub of unique art, culture, food & artisan wine.  In my opinion, it's one of the best things to happen to Santa Barbara in a long time. With a number of shops, galleries, [...]

2nd Annual Garagiste Festival – Paso Robles

2nd Annual Garagiste Festival – Paso Robles

By definition, the term "garagistes" refers to a group of innovative, renegade wine makers from the Bordeaux region who refuse to follow the strict French rules and instead, produce "Vins de garage" or "Garage wine". For the second year in a row, Paso Robles has celebrated the spirit of the garagiste movement by holding a [...]

Alta Maria Vineyards | Los Olivos, CA

Alta Maria Vineyards | Los Olivos, CA

It seems like every time I visit the Santa Maria Valley north of Santa Barbara, I discover an incredible wine that I've never tried before. On a recent visit, I not only found some new wines, but I discovered one of my new favorite wineries in the area. Tucked away in the charming town of [...]

Chumeia Vineyards – *CLOSED*

Chumeia Vineyards – *CLOSED*

* UPDATE 11/13: CLOSED. Chumeia Vineyards appears to be closed and is currently listed for sale by Sotheby's International Realty. Last month, we drove up to Paso Robles for a long overdue visit - this time with our brand new wine tasting companion, Booker. As a newbie to the world of dog ownership, I did [...]

Calcareous Vineyard | Paso Robles, CA

Calcareous Vineyard | Paso Robles, CA

We hadn't been to Calcareous in a few years and decided to stop for a tasting during our last visit to the area. Perched up on a hill overlooking Paso Robles, I remembered Calcareous being really beautiful with picture-perfect views. After our last visit however, I think Calcareous might possibly be one of the most [...]