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Dark Star Cellars

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Dark Star Cellars is a rustic working winery and vineyard just of the West 46 and 5 min from Central Paso Robles. We really enjoy the Mirror (Syrah/Cab/Merlot blend), Passing By (Cab/Merlot blend), the Jack of Hearts (Cab/Merlot/Petit Verdot) and Jersey Girl. Wines were great. Excellent wines would highly recommend. 

 

Hours:
Mon      10:30am to 5:30pm
Tues     10:30am to 5:30pm
Wed      10:30am to 5:30pm
Thur     10:30am to 5:30pm
Fri        10:30am to 5:30pm
Sat       10:30am to 5:30pm
Sun      10:30am to 5:30pm

Del Dotto Vineyards

The beautiful, incredibly ornate and Victorian/ Baroque style tasting room coupled with the very friendly service makes this a great place to take out-of-towners.

Barrel tasting after barrel tasting, we truly learned a lot. The final tasting was complimented by an immaculate tray of cheese, cured meats, and bread/crackers (which, let's say, we definitely needed. . .and loved).

Araujo Estate Wines

The Altagracia and Cab were the standouts in my book though I did like the Grappa too, which most felt were too strong. I happily drank theirs! Bart and Daphne Araujo acquired the Eisele Vineyard in 1990. Committed to producing estate grown wines of the highest caliber and distinction, they constructed a small winery and barrel-aging caves on the property, and employ organic and biodynamic farming protocols in the vineyard. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah wines produced in this remarkable place have a rare combination of forthright character, deep concentration without any sense of heaviness, and the capacity to develop profound complexity with age.

Myrtle Creek Vineyards

Myrtle Creek Vineyards is new winery that is just breaking into the San Diego wine industry. We hope to be open for on-line sales in early 2015 and have begun the process of establishing a tasting room at our Fallbrook location. We are a family run winery that specializes in small batches of hand crafted wines. At this time all our wines come from our Fallbrook vineyard or the other vineyards that we lease in the Fallbrook and Bonsall area. Varieties include Syrah, Grenache, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. We had our first small harvest in 2013 and hope to release some of those wines very soon!

Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Vineyard is known for their Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Meritage and, starting with the 1997 vintage, Endeavour Cabernet. Dry Creek Vineyard owns over 185 acres of vineyard land, primarily in the Dry Creek and the Russian River Valleys.

Bodegas Aguirre Winery & Vineyards

Specializing in Estate grown premium red wines, proud to present the fruit of the labors their family that started in 1995. We spared no effort or expense for our vines to produce low yields of the highest quality grapes that our Valley can grow. They were meticulously crafted into complex wines sure to please the most discriminating wine aficionados.

Boeschen Vineyards

What a hidden gem! They only make four types of wine: sauvignon blanc, rosé, cabernet sauvignon, and a blend. Normally after you wine taste, you would just buy your favorite wines and leave the winery, right? Well, Doug, the vintner and now tour guide, then took us for a tour outside the wine cave and showed us the estate's 200+ year old rose, the extensive car collection residing in a renovated barn, and the fully restored functioning green house.

Gnarly Head Cellars

At Gnarly Head it all starts in the vineyard. Our quest for outstanding Zinfandel led us down a country road into the heart of Lodi, California revealing a sea of gnarled, 35-80 year-old vines pruned in a special, mop-topped way called “head trained.” True gnarly heads, these old vines yield fewer grape clusters with smaller berries than trellised vines. These mighty little berries produce intense, bold wines that are deep in color with concentrated dark fruit flavors.

Burnsini Vineyards

When Tom Burnham and Jim Tomasini first became friends many years ago, little did they know that their names would one day be combined to form Burnsini Vineyards, LLC and that they would growing wine grapes and making delicious red wines. The vineyard is on a hill at 700ft. elevation. The grapes thrive in the warm summers on our ten acres. The vineyard is beautiful to see during the changing seasons. Tom and Jim the founders did all the stages of winemaking right on the premises from planting and picking to bottling with the help of many friends and family members. Today it is Brandi Greene winemaker and owner that cares on after the retirement of of Tom the founding winemaker. The winery is owned by wine enthusiast Beth Lemke. Burnsini Vineyards wines are aged in French and American oak barrels for two years.*

Hours:

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

Raymond Vineyard & Cellar

Raymond Vineyards, founded in 1970 is one of Napa Valley's great estates. Through the years, Raymond Vineyards has built an enduring legacy for elegant wines with beautiful balance, finesse, power, and complexity. Five generations of the Raymond family imbued the winery with a sense of its deep roots in the Napa Valley and a commitment to honor those roots through every wine produced.

Today, Raymond is an integral part of Boisset Family Estates. Raymond Vineyards is renowned for its 100% Cabernet Sauvignons made with grapes from the most prestigious Napa Valley appelations.

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