Wine Country News

From the Vine Uncovers Free Concerts

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My From the Vine Column–Free Concerts at Local Wineries! It’s not all that often that you get to see free live concerts at wineries on the Central Coast, nor anywhere else for that matter. But this year there have been…

Central Coast Wines You’ll Love

The Central Coast–Home to Many Artisan Winemakers We drink so many great wines here on the Central Coast, we can’t believe the mainstream media still thinks of Napa Valley as the best wine region in California. We have to ask,…

Grevino in Santa Maria Valley

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From the Vine, my wine column about Gevino! It’s time once again to read my latest column published today in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record (it appears every other Sunday). It’s free to the public, although you…

From the Vine Spring 2017 Events

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Spring 2017 Events As you all know, I love to share a link to my column in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record (it’s the same column, but it reaches many more readers. This week I’m reminding you…

From the Vine on WOPN 2017

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My column, From the Vine, was published today in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record, featuring the World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) In the January 15, 2017 column I am promoting WOPN as one of the best wine…

THO Opened in SLO

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Thomas Hill Organics (THO) Offers the Freshest Foods from Local Farms! For those of you who are big fans of Thomas Hill Organics, like we are, we’re sure you already know THO is now open. It’s located in the gorgeous…

The 2016 Harvest Report

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The 2016 Winegrape Harvest Appears Optimal! My latest column in the Santa Maria Times, pub date 09/25/16, is all about this year’s great looking winegrape harvest. And from everything I’ve heard by some great local winemakers about this year’s harvest,…

Cass House Cayucos Changes

Good News about the New Cass House Cayucos! Owners and sisters Traci and Christa Hozie, with Chef Cory Bidwell, have made a few changes now that they’ve had Cass House Cayucos (CHC) open well over a month. If you don’t…

J. Wilkes Wines

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The New J. Wilkes in Los Olivos I have long been a fan of winemaker Wes Hagen, who spent the last 20-years in the Sta. Rita Hills region making wines and managing the vineyard for his mother and step-father, Cathy…