Central Coast Wine Insider Blog

Finding Bubbles in Paso Robles

Did you know you can find sparkling wines in Paso Robles? Many think of the wine region as a place for big reds only but if you know where to look, there’s lot’s of hidden treasures in the region. One of those treasures is bubbles! There’s actually quite a few wineries in north county offering sparkling wine these days and doing a fantastic job of it. If you want a list of all of them you might want to check out Cali Coast Wine Country Websitewhich has bubble maps for all the central coast regions.

Need help choosing which ones to visit? These wineries boast some of the best bubbles north of the grade in our humble opinion:

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Jack Creek – Blanc de blancs is a made from chardonnay grapes. It is wonderfully crisp with nice acidity and a clean fruit undertone. With that being said, it isn’t always available so make sure you give them a call and get it when you can!

Hammersky – Detained is more than just a cool label. Featuring soft notes of pear and apple, hints of tangerine, coconut and pineapple, This light sparkling wine pairs perfectly with a hot summer’s day and is also perfect for sipping while overlooking their beautiful estate!

Niner – Brut Rose is classically made from Pinot Noir grapes. It has great salinity, wonderful floral taste and a bold vibrant bubble. Niner also handled every step of the sparkling wine making process in house and if you want to hear about it you can read it all on their blog!

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Bianchi – California Brut has lively bubbles and a fruity taste. This wine is easy to drink or would make a great gift. It’s also perfect for sitting on their lovely patio on a warm day to enjoy.

Clavo – Sparkling Grenache Blanc is made in the traditional fashion. It is very dry and would be a good special occasion popper. It also has won several medals in California wine competitions throughout the state.

Rava – Sparkling Brut features aromas of white nectarine, Meyer lemon, and toast. The flavors are that of stone fruit and minerality with a bright natural acidity. Delicious!

We know some of you think of sparkling wine as a special occasion sipper only. Luckily, there are so many reasons to celebrate the month of May and if you don’t have one yet, make one with some of these amazing May specials. We can help you find sparkling wines, interesting varietals, vineyard tours, and other hidden gems. We have something for everyone and we’re ready and waiting for you!


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

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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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