Occasionally, we like to take a break from drinking our own wine and discover what our neighbors are pouring. The California Mid State Fair is in town and the Central Coast Wine Competition held a promotion for free fair tickets. All that was required was scanning a QR code at three Gold Medal winning winery tasting rooms. Fortunately, our neighbors all produce fabulous wine so finding Gold Medal winning tasting rooms in our area was easy!
We stopped by Villa San Juliette to pick up a lovely Albarino, discovered a wonderful Grenache Rosé at J. Lohr, and stocked up on one of our favorites from Silverhorse, a tasty Syrah. We can’t wait to enjoy these new releases on a warm summer evening! Be sure to visit theses award winning wineries next time you are in Paso!
What wines are you enjoying this summer?
If you joined us for our Third Annual Release Party, you know how warm it has been in Paso Robles this summer! For the most part, the vines have been thriving in the heat. The clusters are fully developed and the crop looks good!
[The canopy is shading the grapes from sunburn.]
The canopy is shading the grapes from sunburn.
[Healthy Merlot clusters.]
Healthy Merlot clusters.
[The first signs of verasion.]
The first signs of verasion.
[New Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted last week.]
New Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted last week.
Thirty acres of new vines were planted last week bringing our total acreage to 72. Blog post on the new development coming soon!