If you are interested in Central Coast wines, then get your planning book ready! As Summer winds down and we head into the Fall season, the area comes alive with festivals, fairs and many an opportunity to enjoy Central Coast wines.
To start the season off, we have “Sunset Savor the Central Coast” festival which encompasses 4 days of everything food and wine. The festival takes place September 25 – 28th, 2014. Now in it’s fourth year of operation with the main event at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, there is something here for everyone who enjoys fine wines, great food, scenic places and good times.
Following on Savor’s heels is Paso Robles’ “Harvest Wine Weekend.” Our harvest weekend this year is October 17 – 19th, 2014. This is one of our favorite festivals because literally hundreds of mini events are happening at the wineries throughout the Paso Robles wine region. With Paso Robles being named “Wine Region of the Year” by wine enthusiast magazine in January, this year’s festivities are sure to play stellar.
At the start of November, the San Luis Wine region will be hosting their festival November 7-9th, 2014. The Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, and Northern Santa Maria wines will be featured. Again, buckle up because these folks know how to show case Central Coast wines …as well as throw a great party!
Get your hotel reservations soon, as this time of year books quickly.
El Colibri Hotel Review. Thanks to a trip advisor guest for this nice review.
“Great place to stay”Easy walk to the beach, the rooms were quiet and very nice. We got a one bedroom suite and had a very comfortable night’s stay. Bathroom was very nice and the bed was awesome! This place has AC which we found to be rare at many of the hotels on the coast.Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank-You for this recent review of El Colibri Hotel by a recent guest and trip advisor reviewer.
“Tranquil and Friendly”
Spa like setting and small (32 rooms?) hotel. Very quiet, nice cozy bedding. Our room had a sink and a fireplace and a very nice bathroom with big tub. A frig would have been nice. Hot tub… WAY too hot. Nice spa, decent breakfast with good coffee. Loved the fresh roses everywhere. Underground parking. Great location… on Moonstone drive but no view. Its super close to town (2 minutes or less). The same with restaurants on Moonstone drive. Close to Hearst Castle and Elephant seal beach as well as Cambria which is a great little town. Lots of nice dining and shopping. Something for everyone. Be sure to go up the hill to the nursery which has lots of gift shopping as well as great plants.
Room Tip: We had the double queen room on the north side. Very quiet and nice.
The El Colibri Hotel offers a variety of rooms to please our guests. Our top of the line room is our Superior King Jacuzzi Room. These rooms are generously sized at over 400 sq ft. and offer views out over the nature preserve. As the name implies, these rooms also come with large jacuzzi tubs that look out into the bedroom area. We also offer beautiful King rooms with large soaking tubs, a limited number of double queens and similarly limited suites. All of the El Colibri Hotel rooms offer a variety of amenities including in-room fireplaces, beautiful granite bathrooms, HDTV, full complimentary breakfast and complimentary parking. On Saturday evenings we offer wine tasting with a local vintner and everyday the Colibri Wine Bar is available for your relaxation, serving wine and tapas. Visit our website for a full listing and pictures of each of our rooms. We’re sure you will find the perfect room for your visit. Cheers!
Cambria, California Sunset on Moonstone Beach
During these “Dog Days” of summer, we invite you to take a break and escape to Cambria, California and the El Colibri Hotel and Spa. You’ll find a welcome relief from the hot inland days with the cooler seaside weather, and enjoy the pampering staff at the El Colibri Hotel extends their guests.
For wine lovers, the hotel hosts a special wine tasting and live local music each Saturday evening at 6 p.m. Each Saturday a different winery is invited to preview their wines with guests, offering a wonderful opportunity for hotel guests to learn about and try the region’s boutique wines.
Whether you seek a few days of wine tasting in the renowned Paso Robles Wine Country, a last minute seaside family vacation, or just a little R & R … we’ve got you covered.
“Romantic little getaway ”
Love this quaint little hotel. Cute, clean & reasonably priced with free breakfast & within walking distance to the beach & the downtown. Our room was on the end, it was quiet, we kept our windows open the entire time, the cool breeze is heavenly & you can hear the waves in the distance. The room was huge with a fire place & jacuzzi tub & they put rose petals & champagne on the bed for when we arrived. No valet or bellman but didn’t expect that. Parking is easy & convenient & there’s an elevator straight to the underground garage. No restaurant but has a little wine bar with small plates. Great stay in Cambria, we loved the small town feel, very romantic.
Love wines, and discovering exciting new vintages? Then September is the month for you to visit San Luis Obispo County. September is “Wine Month” and that means that over 200 wineries in the county will be rolling out the red carpet for guests and visitors to enjoy the local wines.
You’ll find everything from concerts to BBQ’s, to winemaker dinners … and more!
Consult the Paso Robles Wine Alliance, or your favorite local winery for a listing of event
All us locals look forward to the Annual Creston Classic Rodeo each year – and this year is no different! This is the 19th year of the rodeo and it takes place on September 11, 12 and 13th at the rodeo arena in Creston – (don’t worry Creston is a one street town – you won’t miss the arena.)
During the three days of events you’ll find everything from barrel racing to roping to steer riding, and all other manner of rodeo activities. This is “the real thing” with locals as well as national competitors.
For more information visit http://crestonclassicrodeo.org
Like Beer? How about spending an evening with the animals at Charles Paddock zoo on August 23, 2014 while you taste a bevy of local beers? This is an adult event with proof of age required – All ID’s will be checked at the zoo entrance and guests will receive a memorial glass from the event. The event runs from 5 pm until 8:30 pm.
Please contact the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce at (805) 466-2044 for more information.