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Central Coast

Baehner Fournier

This small winery produces wines that can be tasted at The Good Life Cellars. This small family winery and vineryard fbelongs to Dr. Bob Baehner and his wife Vickie and their focus is exclusively Bordeaux styled wines. The estate is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot on hillsides. The thin and rocky soild, high winds, hot days and cool nights re a combining fource of the these vines and the wines produced from them. The Winemaker, Steve Clfton oversees the farming and crafts the wines at his {almina Winery. The estate produces approximately 20 barrels from which are bottled pure varietals of each of the grapes.

Idle Hour Winery Carmel Valley

Idle Hour Winery logo

Idle Hour Winery - This is a tasting studio where artwork and artisan wine meet. A small shop tucked away from the chaos, which makes it a good reprieve from everything going on outside. Although all of the wines are wonderful, be sure to try the Cab Franc if you get a chance. Idle Hour Winery in Carmel offers some excellent wines for your pleasure to be enjoyed in a cozy rustic atmosphere. Anna Marie Dos Remedios is the owner and winemaker with two tasting rooms, one in Carmel Valley and the other at the gateway to Yosemite in Oakhurst, CA where she produces her wine creations.~

Hours:

Mon-Thu   Closed
Fri       12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sat      12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sun     12:00pm to 5:00pm

Black Hand Cellars

Black Hand Cellars tasting room

We have enjoyed visiting Black Hand Cellars tasting room on several occasions and while communicating with Tom Banish the owner and winemaker we have yet to actual talk face to face.  The name Black Hand Cellars, evolved through many stories of the owners great Grandmother on the banished-side of the family would tell about the great wines her husband would make and how the Black Hand Mafia found a liking to his wine and would seek him out for it. With such an intriguing history the name for the winery was chosen and the roaring 20's theme set in motion along with hands stained from the harvest of their rich red wine varietals. Tom and his wife have done a great job with their wines and make it a fun experience all at the same time. Tom and his wife are very much into the entire experience and they have been known to stay a little longer even while closing to share the fruits of their labor and the Black Hand Cellar experience.~

Hours:

Mon-Sun - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

San Marcos Creek Vineyard

This winery feels like home. Gracing the driveway is a pond overlooking the beautiful vineyards; you would not know you were close to the highway when you are here. Entering the winery there is a pretty vast selection of tastings on the menu. We did not taste one that we did not like and it made deciding on just a few bottles so hard! This tasting room was beautiful and I truly could have stayed all day here .. and night ! There is a Crush Pad on site! A lovely little cottage sits a top the hill on the vineyard and has four rooms for guests!

Autin Hope Winery

The Hope family arrived in Paso Robles in 1978 in search of land and new opportunity. As they’ve planted vineyards, grown grapes and made wine over the past 30 years, Paso Robles has become a viticulture region of significance, capable of producing world-class wines. As one of the pioneering families of this distinctive wine community, the Hope family is dedicated to sustainable farming and making wines that are delicious, accessible and memorable. Still family-owned and operated, Hope Family Wines now makes five individual brands: Liberty School, Treana, Candor, Troublemaker and Austin Hope.

Ozeki Saki

Ozeki recommends that you throw away the widely-held misconception that sake should be served hot. In the past, many sakes were served hot to mask the pour quality of Saki in the United States.

Chamisal Vineyards

This vineyard and winery is just 10 minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo in the beautiful Edna Valley. "A magical piece of ground, knowledge and several decades of experience to produce quintessentiall Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs".

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