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Paso Robles is The Region to Watch

Paso Robles is The Region to Watch

WineEnthusiast Magazine names Paso Robles 2013 Wine Region of the Year


We’ve always known it: Paso wines are top-notch, Paso wineries are comfortable, inviting, and accessible, and Paso winemakers are among the most talented and enthusiastic in the world. Now WineEnthusiast Magazine is spreading the word in a big way, naming Paso Robles as it’s Wine Region of 2013.

“Wine regions far more famous than Paso Robles produce great wines, but few places exhibit the spirit and can-do positivity of this Central Coast appellation. It’s not easy for a wine region to reinvent itself, but Paso is doing it with flair.” -Steve Heimoff, WineEnthusiast Magazine link

So if you’ve not yet been to Paso Robles, better get here quick; if you have been here, plan your next visit soon. Paso Robles wineries are going to be jumpin’ in 2014!

And a hearty Congratulations to all wine industry professionals in and around Paso Robles! You deserve great success!

“Your glass is waiting … it’s full … of possibility” – Paso Wine Man


Winery of the Week: AronHill Vineyards

Paso Robles, Templeton

AronHill Vineyards Breakaway ToursJudy Aron founded AronHill Vineyards in 1997, and she infuses her passion, drive, and dedication throughout the winery and its wines. An accomplished horsewoman since childhood, her grapes are nurtured with same intention, oversight, and precise attention as she lavishes on her horses. Judy says, “My grapes are like my fillies, chosen from excellent stock and emanating from a substantive lineage.” And she merges her two passions, horses and wine, at the estate and in the name and on the label of every bottle of AronHill wines.

Part of the Paso Robles AVA, AronHill tasting room is located in the Templeton Gap at the junction of Hwy 46 west and Vineyard Drive. Estate vines grow on a beautiful Templeton hillside, nurtured by Lupe,

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8 Essential Wine Gadgets

Wine Gadgets for the Wine Lover

These cool wine gadgets make the hottest gifts

Wine gadgets and accessories are appreciated by everyone, from the casual wine enthusiast to the aficionado. Here’s our list of don’t-miss gifts this holiday season.

wine gadgets EVO revitalizing waterSantasti EVO revitalizing water, the next evolution of water and the perfect compliment to Central Coast wines. Enjoy spa inspired flavors, delicate carbonation and a revitalizing experience.

Wine Wipes. Wipe that wine off your smile.

Wine Away. Red wine stain remover for carpet and clothing.

Wine Thermometer. Enjoy your wine at the perfect drinking temperature using this minimalist digital thermometer. From MoMA.

Winebreather Carafe.  Aerate a bottle of wine in two minutes flat.

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Winery of the Week: Bridlewood

Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez

BridlewoodOnce home to an Arabian horse farm, the design of Bridlewood Winery pays homage to California’s historic missions with a Spanish-style bell tower, breezy verandas and a fountain surrounded by a stone courtyard. However, these days it’s all about the wine.

Bridlewood Wines

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Claiborne & Churchill

Winery of the Week: Claiborne & Churchill

San Luis Obispo, Edna Valley

Claiborne & ChurchillClaiborne & Churchill has come a long way since their first vintage in 1983, but they are still a small family winery devoted to handcrafted wines of the highest quality. Their dedication to producing exceptional Alsatian-style wines has been recognized as far away as France where they won a gold medal at the Riesling du

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