Dog Friendly Wineries in Paso Robles – Part 2

Dog Friendly Wineries in Paso Robles – Part 2

In my ongoing quest to have our dog with us on most - if not all - of our wine tasting adventures, I've uncovered more incredible, dog-friendly wineries in Paso Robles. As a rule of thumb when tasting with dogs, always bring a leash, make sure the dogs remain well-behaved, and remember to be respectful [...]

Terry Hoage Vineyards | Paso Robles, CA

Terry Hoage Vineyards | Paso Robles, CA

Tucked away on an idyllic parcel of land on the Westside of Paso Robles lies the Terry Hoage Vineyards and tasting room. In the rustic winery perched right across the small parking lot from his home, Terry Hoage and his wife Jennifer are hand-crafting some of the finest wines to come out of Paso Robles. [...]

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 [...]

Presqu’ile Winery | Los Olivos, CA

Presqu’ile Winery | Los Olivos, CA

Every time I head up to Los Olivos, CA, I feel like the town just gets better and better. With every trip, I seem to uncover an incredible new wine or a fun, new place to grab a bite. This past weekend was certainly no exception. I decided to try the wines of Presqu'ile and [...]

Wrath Wines | Monterey County, CA

Wrath Wines | Monterey County, CA

The Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County was yet-to-be-explored wine country for me until a couple of weekends ago. After spending two perfect days soaking up as much of the area as I could, I found it to be a unique and very special place. The SLH AVA sits in the Salinas Valley between the [...]

Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines – *CLOSED*

Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines – *CLOSED*

* UPDATE 8/13: CLOSED. The tasting room is now owned by J Dusi Wines I've wanted to try Edward Sellers' wines for years. It was always on my list, however because the tasting room was located in downtown Paso Robles, it usually ended up at the bottom as a last place to visit before dinner. [...]

Booker Vineyard Release Party – Paso Robles

Booker Vineyard Release Party – Paso Robles

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Booker Vineyard's annual member release party and I wanted to share some photos of what ended up being an incredible day. The wine, food, music and setting couldn't have been more perfect.  Pier 46 Seafood Market and Thomas Hill Organics catered the event and provided a delicious [...]

Dog Friendly Wineries in Santa Barbara Wine Country

Dog Friendly Wineries in Santa Barbara Wine Country

The wine country just north of Santa Barbara is hands down one of my favorite destinations for a weekend trip. Considering how often I visit the area, I've made it a point to find out which wineries are dog friendly. Just as I discovered in Paso Robles, Santa Barbara is full of wineries that welcome [...]

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 [...]