Central Coast Wine Insider Blog

JUNE CENTRAL COAST WINE COUNTRY EVENTS


 

Summer Vineyard at Sunset

You know you want to spend the day in wine country!

Summer is upon us ~ Check out some of the fun in the sun!

Looking for Wine Country Events happening in June in one of
California’s Central Coast Wine Regions?
Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara County
Well, drink up!

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DEEP THOUGHTS…WITH DAVE MCGEE: MONOCHROME WINES

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Monochrome Wines, California White Wine

There are hundreds of great wineries in California focused primarily on red wines. Monochrome Wines devote all of their attention, effort and passion exclusively to white wines.  To paraphrase Coco Chanel, “To be memorable, you must first be different.”

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APRIL CENTRAL COAST WINE COUNTRY EVENTS CALENDAR

Breakaway Tours Calendar of Events Wine Tours

Spring is upon us! And there is so much good stuff to look forward to in Central Coast wine country. Discover new wines, enjoy a gourmet meal, or contribute to a heartwarming cause. Whatever you do, you’re gonna love it.  

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DEEP THOUGHTS…WITH DIETER CRONJE: PRESQU’ILE WINERY

Dieter Cronje, Presqu'ile Winery

Dieter Cronje, Presqu’ile Winery

Dieter Cronje is winemaker at Presqu’ile Winery. Get the scoop on how a winemaking journey that began in South Africa has lead him to the Santa Maria Valley in this interview. 

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DEEP THOUGHTS…WITH DAVID PARRISH: PARRISH FAMILY VINEYARD

David Parrish, Parrish Family Vineyard

David Parrish, owner and winemaker at Parrish Family Vineyard has a long family history of wine making which is rooted deep in Atascadero and Paso Robles wine country. Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather Earl Henderson, David followed his passion for wine and began producing boutique wines from the vineyard in 2004.

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ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY RECIPES

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These romantic Valentine’s Day inspired dinner recipes are sure to get the love flowing. From appetizers to main dishes and sweet treats, take your pick or cook them all to create a special four course meal for you and your sweetie.

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TRYING TO CONCEIVE? DRINK RED WINE!

According to a brand new study from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, there’s a positive correlation between ovarian counts in women and moderate red wine consumption*. Trying to conceive? Pour yourself up a glass and turn down the lights, honey! Here are 5 well-loved varietals from across the Central Coast.

 

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DEEP THOUGHTS…WITH NICOLE BERTOTTI POPE: STOLO FAMILY VINEYARDS

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Stolo Family Vineyards is the only Estate winery and vineyard in Cambria and the surrounding area. Located just 3 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, Stolo is one of the closest vineyards to the California coast and uses the ideal cool climate growing conditions to produce award-winning wines like their 2014 Estate Syrah, voted #27 on the 2017 Wine Enthusiasts 100 list. 

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DEEP THOUGHTS…WITH STEPHEN ROSS DOOLEY: STEPHEN ROSS WINE CELLARS

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Stephen Ross Wine Cellars launched in 1994. The intimate, urban tasting room in the heart of San Luis Obispo, California is just steps away from the cellar where owner/winemaker Stephen Ross Dooley and team produce small lot Pinot Noir and other wines.

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THE PERFECT WINE FOR YOU BASED ON YOUR ZODIAC SIGN

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Capricorn is known to be a hard worker, dedicated to family and tradition. They appreciate structure and routine and can be so tireless in their pursuit of their goals they become workaholics. Take a load off with a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Their dark fruit flavors and savory tastes are sure to get the job done. Try a glass of Daou Vineyards.

 

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19) – Viognier

Outgoing, bubbly, and a friend to all, Aquarius is frequently the life of the party. Never conventional, their flexible and eccentric personalities mean they’re bound to surprise you just when you think you’ve got them all figured out. A bright Viognier like the one from Sculpterra Winery, will please with flavors ranging from light and fruity to creamy aromas of vanilla and spice.

 

Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20) – Rose

Pisces. The compassionate dreamer. The artsy-craftsy multi-talented friend who’s there when you need to bend someone’s ear. We suggest they add a little whimsy with Laetitia Winery’s Brut Rose. Pink and bubbles. What more could you want? 

 

Bogle Vineyards Essential Red.jpgAries (March 21 – Apr. 20) – Big Bold Blend

Aries loves to take the lead and relishes a challenge. Represented by the ram, they are confident, passionate, and headstrong. A big, bold red blend is the only suitable wine for them. Try Bogle Vineyards Essential Red for a big flavor on a budget.

 

Taurus (Apr 21 – May 21) – Chardonnay

Practical and well-grounded, Taurus enjoys gardening, cooking, music, and romance. Unlike Aries, who loves the game, Taurus loves the rewards of winning the game. Sensual pleasures are number one. Chardonnay is the most popular varietal on earth. Only the best for Taurus. Try a bottle from Kynsi Winery. 

 

Gemini (May 22 – Jun 21) – Pinot Gris

Represented by “the twins,” Gemini is known to have a double personality. They are sociable, communicative, and ready for fun, but don’t be surprised if they suddenly turn serious. They are quick-witted and expressive. A full-bodied Pinot Gris has the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity and is just dynamic enough to keep up. We suggest Wild Horse Pinot Gris.

 

Cancer (June 22 – July 22) – Moscato

Cancer is sensitive and emotional. Deeply connected and attached to the ones they love, they are known for their sentimentality and quiet sweet nature. A little Moscato is a perfect match for this loving and charitable sign. We love Flirtations from Opolo Vineyards

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It’s all about Leo the lion. If the spotlight isn’t on Leo, you’ll surely hear their mighty roar calling your attention like the cork popping from a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine. Their drive to be loved and admired can give off the impression that they are shallow or vain, but they are deeply warm and are quick to take action to make sure you know they care. Leo is sure to stand out with with Underwood’s canned sparkling wine.

 

Virgo (Aug 22 – Sept 22) – Pinot Noir

Analytical, kind-hearted, practical and hardworking, Virgo tends to worry often and hates to be the center of attention. Their attention to detail means they can be picky and not easily satisfied. A Pinot Noir is sure to please. This varietal has a light to medium body and high acidity, pairs well with a wide range of foods and age well. Enjoy a bottle of Sextant Wines.   

 

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 23) – Sauvignon Blanc

Harmony and balance are most important to Libra. They are concerned with fairness, and this gentle sign has the heart of a servant, always seeking to make others happy. This super-intellectual sign uses his mind to weigh and measure every option in detail, which means Libra can be indecisive. The refreshing and subtly savory flavors of a Sauvignon Blanc even out the scales and make choosing this varietal a breeze. Try Vina Robles. 

 

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Scorpio (Oct 24 – Nov 22) – Gerwurztraminer

This fierce sign is known for its passionate yet calm and collected demeanor. Scorpio can be intense, jealous and secretive, but they understand the ways of the world and the rules of the game. They are fearless and ambitious. Just like the incomparable Scorpion, Gerwurztraminer is a surprisingly rare wine grape and does well in cold climates. A perfect match for cool Scorpio. Claiborne & Churchill’s is a favorite.

 

Sagittarius (Nov 23 – Dec 22) – Malbec

Sagittarius is an extroverted and energetic wander. Curiosity combined with optimism and enthusiasm for constant change, they are the travelers for life. They are adventurous and friendly, sometimes known as the wild-child of the zodiac. A robust Malbec from Edna Valley Vineyards will match up well with your energy and confidence.

We see a wine tour with Breakaway Tours in your astrology chart. Request a proposal or reserve your seat today!