Mourvedre

Discover the New Halter Ranch Vineyard

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Make Halter Ranch Vineyard a Destination in Paso Robles! Last week, in late April, I posted a story about my tour of Paso Robles with Laura Jeffry  who owns and operates 101 Wine Tours. Part of our day was spent…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wine

Dry creek 2013_oldvine

January 27, 2016—It’s Wine Wednesday! Dry Creek 2013 Zinfandel Old Vines Dry Creek Valley I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing Zinfandel, which proves what a difference you find in wines that were grown on “Old Vines.” It’s a blend of 75%…

Stephan Bedford’s Mushroom Festival

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My From the Vine column in the Santa Maria Times on the Mushroom Festival! I provide some important information about Bedford Winery’s 10th Annual Mushroom Festival, where you’ll learn much more about fungi by joining the fun with winemaker Stephan…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines 01/19/16

Jeremy Weintraub

The finest in Pinot Noir and Mourvedre by two talented SLO County winemakers! I’m sure every one of my readers knows, Pinot Noir is my favorite red, especially vineyard designates. But that doesn’t limit my choices, I love every wine…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

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Kathy’s Choice 01/12/2016 So many fine wines, so little time! El Lugar 2012 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley One of the hottest new brands on the Central Coast, this fine, highly-limited brand was created by winemaker Coby…

Great Wines for Drinking on Thanksgiving!

The Dooleys 2015

Here’s my list of winemakers’ tips to enhance your holiday meals! As always, every other Sunday I like to provide a link to my Santa Maria Times column, From the Vine, which you can access free of charge (or obnoxious…

The Filipponi’s historic tasting room

The great family behind Filipponi Cellars  I’ve known Herb and Diane many years now, and their daughter Dana (Filipponi) Milstead, but I only really learned their family’s long history here recently. Stopping in at their awesome new tasting room, I…

Anglim Winery

Steffani and Steve Anglim

Steve and Steffanie Anglim Share a Passion for Paso Robles Wine For those of you who don’t subscribe to the Santa Maria Times, here’s a link to my column From the Vine about Anglim Winery in Paso Robles. I had…

Horses in Paso Robles Wine Country?

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This is for wine lovers and everyone who grew up wishing for a horse at Christmas! There’s a new wine country adventure taking place in Paso Robles wine country that’s sure to be a draw for those of us who…