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Fine Wine Finds!

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When it comes to discovering fine wines, our search is relentless! And if you love wine like we do, we have to ask: isn’t yours? We want you to know we have you in mind, dear followers, whenever we find…

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…

Christmas parties at wineries are great!

Steve and Terry

I love the Christmas season, like nearly everyone, but yuletide parties at wineries are especially fun! Last night we attended outstanding holiday parties at two wineries in Edna Valley, Stephen Ross and Claiborne & Churchill. For anyone who has read…

Nagy Pinot Noir impresses

Nagy Clarissa

Nagy 2011 Pinot Noir Garey Ranch Vineyard Santa Maria Valley This delicious Pinot Noir is quite tasty despite the challenging vintage. I loved the bright red fruit flavors, nicely nuanced with darker fruit flavors of plums and blackberries. It’s weaved…

One couple’s passion for Swiss Pinot Noir

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Matthias and Sina Gubler Mohr’s spectacular Swiss wines The first time I interviewed Swiss born winemaker Matthias Gubler at Vina Robles I’m certain that I never imagined over a decade later I would visit him at his winery in Maienfeld,…

Talley Vineyards Celebrates 25 Vintages!

Brian Talley

Very few SLO County wineries can claim they’re celebrating 25 vintages as can Talley Vineyards, and the Talley family has certainly done it with style. This award-winning winery has been among the upper echelon on the Central Coast practically since…

The New Face of Bishop’s Peak

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New labels for a Central Coast favorite tells of Bishop’s Peak’s pedigree. I live for that next great glass of wine and willingly pay the price for the opportunity to indulge in a really special bottle of wine. While I’m…

One winemaker’s love for agriculture

Clay and Coby

When it comes to food friendly wines there’s one SLO County that I always think of, Claiborne and Churchill in Edna Valley. They’re highly respected for their array of excellent white and red wines, the classics from Alsace, Burgundy and…

The history of several Edna Valley wineries

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I wrote this story in fall of 2009, but the information about the upcoming harvest celebration is about the harvest party that will take place in November. While reading about winemaker Mike Sinor and his upcoming wine tasting in Edna…