The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast

The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast

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Take an irresistible journey to the congenial tasting rooms of a vast and unspoiled paradise. With The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast as your guide, you wander through world famous Santa Barbara County, home to the landmark cellars of Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, and Santa Rita Hills. You meander the scenic back roads of San Luis Obispo on your way to Edna Valley's premier wineries. You travel to rustic Paso Robles, where the winemakers themselves pour you a glass of their distinctive blends. This fully updated, third edition of The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast is an essential, up-to-date guide to boutique tasting rooms, working ranches, warehouse wineries, and intimate, family-owned vineyards.

This book includes: profiles of 50 central coast destination wineries — describing their wines, settings, and rural architecture; highlights of the wineries' distinctive offerings, from theater performances and concerts to food-and-wine pairings to outdoor barbecues, inviting gardens, bocce ball courts, and picnic areas; more than 170 color images by renowned photographer Robert Holmes; sidebars listing directions, vineyard tours, wine tastings and blendings, special culinary events, and nearby attractions; full-page maps showing the 50 profiled destinations, plus more than 100 additional wineries in the

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985362843
Publisher: Wine House Press
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Series: California Directory of Fine Wineries
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 131 MB
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About the Author

K. Reka Badger is a freelance writer who writes weekly wine, food, and gardening columns. She is a regular contributor to numerous publications, including Destination Wine Country and Santa Barbara Seasons. She lives in Paso Robles, CA.

Cheryl Crabtree is a freelance writer and the coauthor of several California central coast guidebooks. She has contributed to numerous publications, including Touring and Tasting, Fodor's California, and Fodor's The Complete Guide to National Parks of the West. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA.

Daniel Mangin is the author of guidebooks to New York City, California, and Napa and Sonoma. His travel and cultural reporting has appeared in Sunset Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle and on, Salon, and other websites. He lives in Marin County, CA

Robert Holmes is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s finest travel photographers. His photographs have appeared in virtually every major travel magazine, including National Geographic and Departures. He lives in Marin County, CA.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

What Is An Appellation? 12

The Making of Wine 13

The Art of Barrel Making 14

Modern Stoppers 16

The Food and Wine Connection 17

Reading A Wine Label 18

The Etiquette of Wine Tasting 19

Santa Barbara Country Wineries 23

Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards

Beckmen Vineyards

Blair Fox Cellars


Cambria Estate Winery

Carhartt Vineyard

Carr Vineyards & Winery

Costa de Oro Winery

D'Alfonso-Curran Wines

Demetria Estate Winery

Fess Parker Winery & Vinery

Foley Food & Wine Society


Grassine Family Vineyards

Hitching Post Wines

Loring/Cargasacchi Tasting Room

Pail Wine Co.

Sanford Winery & Vineyards

Silver Wines

Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards

San Luis Obispo Country Wineries 71

Barr Estate Winery

Calcreous Vineyard

Caliza Winery

Castoro Cellars

Chamisal Vineyards

Derby Wine Vineyards

Eberle Winery


Halter Ranch Vineyard

HammerSky Vineyards

Hearst Ranch Winery

Hearthstone Estate

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Laetitia Vineyard & Winery

Opolo Vineyards

PasoPort Wine Company

Pear Valley Vineyards

Penman Springs Vineyard

Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery

Sextant Wines

Siot and Rotta Winery

Summer Wood Winery

Talley Vineyards

Treana and Hope Family Wines

Vina Robles

Wild Horse Winery

Windward Vineyard

Central Coast Wine Varietals 136

Acknowledgement 143

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