10 Reasons to Love California Wines: # 5

California Wine Month

California Wine Month

September is “Wine Month.” Join us as we countdown the 10 reasons to love California wine – #5: Chef’s Favorite.

California’s wine popularity has grown alongside the nation’s fascination with food and interest in fresh, seasonal cooking and dining. Many of America’s top Chefs work in California, home to more than 400 wines and agricultural crops to go with then.”

Enjoy your delicious food with California’s wonderful wines during wine month!

 

 

 



 

10 Reasons to Love California Wines: 6

California Wine Month

California Wine Month

September is “Wine Month.” Join us as we countdown the 10 reasons to love California wine – #6: Economic Driver

“The California wine industry generates 820,000 jobs in the U.S. of which 330,000 are in California. The overall economic impact of the California wine industry on the U.S. economy is $121.8 billion; $61.5 billion on the state economy.”

Cheers!

 

 

 

10 Reasons to Love California Wines: #7

California Wine Month

California Wine Month

September is “Wine Month.” Join us as we countdown the 10 reasons to love California wine – #7: Culinary Traveler’s Paradise

“California is the most visited state in the U.S. for food and wine-related activities, with 21 million visitors to the state’s wine regions each year. California wineries also offer a vast array of cultural activities such as music, art, theatre, gardens and other visitor “immersion” activities.”

Cheers!

 

10 Reasons to Love California Wine: Reason # 8

California Wine Month

California Wine Month

There are at least 10 reasons to love California wine. Here is reason # 8: Top Crop

” Although less than 1% of California land is planted to vineyards, California wine is one of the top three agricultural products in the state. Vineyards help keep land in agriculture, and preserve open space and scenic pastoral landscapes.”

Enjoy your California wine, during wine month …. and every month!

Cheers!

El Colibri Hotel: “The Perfect Place”

El Colibri Hotel and Spa

A recent guest review on Trip Advisor called the El Colibri Hotel “The perfect place. ”

Below is the guest’s review:
“Such a relaxing and amazing place. It was just what we needed for the perfect getaway! Having the village so close by was made it the perfect location. The plan is to go back and stay longer. The staff are so attentive and responsive.”

Thank-you for sharing your thoughts that El Colibri is the perfect place!

 

10 Reasons to Love California Wine: #9

September is “Wine Month.” Join us as we countdown the 10 reasons to love California wine – #9.

California Wine Month

California Wine Month

Number 9: Charitable Giver

” California wineries give more than 100 million annually in charitable contributions as well as community betterment projects such as donation of conservation easements to preserve open space,wildlife habitat and native vegetation.”

Visit us to learn # 8.

10 Reasons to Love California Wine #10

September is “Wine Month.” Join us as we countdown the 10 reasons to love California wine – #10.

California Wine Month

California Wine Month

Number 10: A U.S. Wine Culture

“Wine consumption has risen for 19 consecutive years in the U.S., and the growth of wine magazines, websites, blogs and feature films attests to the fact that wine has become a part of mainstream American lifestyle and culture. California’s success in wine production has helped inspire winemaking ventures in all 50 U.S. states.”

Stay tuned for reason #9.

El Colibri Hotel Fall Special

Fall in Paso Robles Vineyards

Fall in Paso Robles Vineyards

If you are looking for a great get-away, consider our El Colibri Hotel Fall Special. This special is built around the amazing sights you will see as you drive through and enjoy the Fall vineyard foliage.

When we think of Fall colors and the turning of the leaves, we usually think of the brilliant colors of foliage in the Northeast United States. But with the spread of acres upon acres of vineyards in California, there is a new Fall specter worth your viewing.The Paso Robles Wine Region consists of over 32,000 vineyard acres – you can literally drive for miles upon miles through the beautiful back roads weaving your way through these Central California vineyards.

This lovely pursuit becomes all the more special during the Fall season,when all the vines’ leaves begin to turn color as they prepare for their dormant season. During this time of year, you’ll see the most vibrant of colors from scarlet, to lemon yellow, flaming orange, russet and every color in between.With over 300 wineries in San Luis Obispo County, a Fall trip to witness the amazing turning of the leaves in the vineyards, coupled with a little wine tasting makes for the perfect Fall get-away.

The El Colibri Boutique Hotel and Spa, located in Cambria, California is offering an El Colibri Hotel Fall Special room package for your enjoyment. Come visit during the Fall foliage and enjoy a complimentary bottle of Paso Robles’ wine and 20% off your choice of spa services. Call the hotel at 805.924.3003 to reserve your special room.

Paso Robles Harvest Wine Festival

Are you ready for Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend? Paso Harvest This is one of our favorite wine events and one not to be missed. What makes this festival so special? Well, we love the weekend because it isn’t a centralized event; each winery has it’s own list of activities and events. You’ll need to do a little research to discover where you want to go and what you want to do, but we have a short-cut for doing so. Here’s our recipe to planning a fabulous, fun and hassle-free harvest weekend:

 

  1. Select the wineries that you are most interested in visiting during the weekend;
  2. Check out their “Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend” list of activities and events on www.pasowine.com;
  3. Keep notes of what’s happening Fri./Sat./Sun. so that you can get in visits to all your wineries and enjoy your preferred activities;
  4. Calendar your activities and book your events with the wineries as required.
  5. Call El Colibri Hotel and Spa and book your room asap – as a plus, they are most happy to serve as your concierge and book your events for you! That’s a double-win!

Have a great Paso Robles Harvest Weekend and come to enjoy the fabulous wines of our region.

Cambria, Ca., Pinedorado Days

Join the fun August 30 – September 2, 2014 as us locals find a reason to celebrate!

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Since 1949, Labor Day weekend in Cambria has meant Pinedorado Days, with a parade, barbecues, kids games, prizes, face-painting, food booths, kiddy cars, and an art show. Held on the Pinedorado grounds, next to the Veterans Memorial building, 100 Main street. Most events are free.

The Pinedorado Annual Car Show, which draws over 150 cars, will be held on Sunday, August 31, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The car show is open to all makes and models with classifications and awards for : Mustangs, Corvettes, T-Birds, Foreign Cars, and the list goes on. There are awards, dash plaques, goodie bags, lunch, raffle prizes, and T-Shirts.The Pinedorado Parade kicks off the Labor Day weekend festivities Saturday Morning. After the parade the Pinedorado grounds off Main Street, offer barbecues, kids games, prizes, face-painting, food booths, kiddy cars, an Art Show, and live music. The event runs the entire Labor Day Weekend.