Each year I report on what local winemakers are saying about the current harvest in the months of August through November (typically those months, sometimes it’s less time in a hot season). And I added a link for discovering the annual Harvest on the Coast Celebration in Avila Beach by SLOWine.com.
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The 2017 Harvest on the Coast
November 3rd through 5th, Friday through Sunday
We at Central Coast Critic look forward to the Harvest on the Coast Celebration as much as you do, dear followers. Great wine, culinary creations worthy of foodies, live entertainment, and games, what’s not to like! So we expect to see you there since it’s one of the best fall wine festivals on the Central Coast. Click on the the SLO Wine webpage link, www.SLOwine.com, for full details and ticket purchases. This year it includes a Crafted on the Coast Winemaker Dinner at Lido Restaurant in the Dolphin Bay Resort in Shell Beach Friday night, the Grand Tasting and Wine Auction at the Avila Beach Golf Resort on Saturday, and free wine tasting along the Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley, and Avila Valley wine trails for Surf’s Up Sunday.
But do take a look at the calendar of events for unexpected wine tasting specials in other nearby wine regions. For instance, if you’re headed home to the Bay Area, you might want to make a pit stop at one of the participating winery tasting rooms in Paso Robles like Niner, and/or Cutruzzola in Cambria (just don’t try to take the PCH any farther north, you won’t get through thanks to this years slides, so stick to the Hwy. 101).
Don’t forget to buy some of the great wines you taste to take home with you, if you are not as fortunate as we locals are to live in the heart of wine country, Cheers!