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 [...]

Foxen Vineyard & Winery…Again.

Foxen Vineyard & Winery…Again.

I realize this is the third time (at least) I've written about Foxen Vineyard & Winery, but as I sit here opening up my latest wine club shipment, I feel like a quick post is definitely in order. I patiently waited for three long years to be accepted into Foxen's Anchor Wine Club. Due to [...]

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 [...]

Truett-Hurst & VML Wineries | Sonoma, CA

Truett-Hurst & VML Wineries | Sonoma, CA

Sometimes wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma can be daunting. With so many wineries to choose from in a relatively small area, I often feel like I don't know where to begin. However, during my last visit, I felt like I found a couple perfect spots. Tucked away on a gorgeous piece of land in [...]

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 [...]

Rancho Sisquoc Winery | Santa Maria, CA

Rancho Sisquoc Winery | Santa Maria, CA

When people ask for winery recommendations in the Santa Maria area, I never hesitate to recommend Rancho Sisquoc Winery. Located at the north end of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, Rancho Sisquoc is not only in a gorgeous setting, but it seems to have a wine for just about every palate. One of the first [...]