Folks in Paso Robles take their wine very seriously – especially those who make the area’s Cabernet Sauvignon.
If you are a Cab lover like many of us around here, you’ll enjoy our Cabs of Distinction event this Saturday, April 26th being held at River Oaks Hot Springs in Paso Robles, California. A “Grand Tasting” ticket will get you in the door to taste all 28 Cabernet and four Garagiste producer wines, each paired with artisanal cheese and Charcuterie. Catered lunches will be provided by premier local restaurants and caterers. There will be chocolate tastings, a barrel-making demonstration and, of coarse, live music.
If you want to step it up a notch, consider a “Premium-Reserve” ticket for $150 which gets you in an hour ahead of the crowd, or better yet the “Luxury VIP” ticket for $225 which admits you to an exclusive vintner-hosted reception and lunch at Thomas Hill Organics at 11 a.m. This multi-course lunch is paired with special Cabernet and red Bordeaux wines for a most tasty and memorable experience. After lunch you’ll enjoy complimentary shuttle service to the event at River Oaks Hot Springs.
The “Grand Tasting” starts at 2 p.m., the “Premium-Reserve” at 1 p.m. and the “Luxury VIP” at 11:00 a.m. For more information or to purchase you tickets visit the group’s website.
Always a fun day, and what better way to show your global consciousness than by participating in our annual Earth Day Food & Wine Event. This year the activities run from Friday, April 11th, 2014 through Sunday, April 13th. The event features favorite award-winning wines and ‘bites’ from the many artisanal food producers in the area.
This is our 8th annual Earth Day Food & Wine Event, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever before. From “Farm-to-Fork” dinners, to private tastings and tours, the central coast is yours to discover!
Visit http://earthdayfoodandwine.com/ for a full listing of the activities, tickets and to learn how you can get involved!
While we all look forward to a sunny day at the beach, sometimes there is something to be said for cloudy skies and rain.
Such as this amazing photo caught by our employee on her way to the El Colibri Hotel today.
Can you imagine a sight more sublime? One just might think the rainbow really does end in the waters just off Cambria… We invite you to discover the often sunny days, but also those magical ones tinged with rain where you just might discover the end to your rainbow.
Sunday, March 3oth from 9:30 am to 5 pm you’re invited to get an up close and personal look at San Luis Obispo’s agricultural scene by joining the 6th annual “Windows into Wildlife” farm and agricultural tour. The event will feature a talk by local historian Dan Krieger about farming in SLO County and will include stops at three farms: Los Osos Valley Organic Farm, Talley Farms and Growing Grounds Farm.
The tour includes transportation, a box lunch, wildlife ambassadors, auction items, and wine and hors d’oeuvres at Novo Restaurant
Tickets are $110 p/person and can be purchased via the Pacific Wildlife Care website.
If you’re into classic cars, then we invite you to join the fun with other car enthusiasts for the Morro Bay Classic Car Show. The fun starts Friday evening May 2nd with a cruise night down Morro Bay Blvd.
In additional to the classic cars, Saturday and Sunday will include an ice cream social, BBQ, harbor cruises and all sorts of other fun! Morro Bay is located on the Central Coast approximately 15 miles south of Cambria. Home to “Morro Rock” this little seaport town is fun to visit with fresh fish markets, great restaurants and antique stores.
For more information on the car show, click here.
On Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6 p.m. Hearst Castle Theatre located at Hearst Castle’s Visitor Center will screen “A Success Story: Your National Marine Sanctuaries.” This special film will be introduced by Sanctuary Superintendent Paul Michel. Two additional films will also be shown: “Ocean Frontiers: A New Era in Ocean Stewardship” by Green Fire Productions and “One Breath” by Bob Talbot.
Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased here. Tickets will be $15 at the door. The proceeds of this event will sponsor education programs at the Coastal Discovery Center.
Address for this event is 750 Hearst Castle Road, Hearst Castle Theatre, San Simeon, Ca. 93425.
Once a year, this year it’s March 14-17th, people gather to celebrate the Paso Robles “Heritage Grape” – Zinfandel. This is one wine varietal that you either love with all your passion and energy or … have yet to discover? If you’re on that side of the equation that loves this grape, then there is nothing less important than visiting Paso Robles to experience some of the best Zins that are made. Whether you like your Zin thick and jammy or a bit more restrained, Paso Robles’ wines are sure to please.
Visit www.pasowine.com for a full listing of all the local Zinfandel producers and those having special events to celebrate the vine. We have everything from winemakers’ dinners to laid-back B-B-Q’s at the vineyards. As always, the Central Coast – and Paso Robles is a fun and friendly place to land.
On Saturday, March 15, 2014 Piedras Blancas Lighthouse will offer an opportunity to enjoy whale watching and the ocean sunset. Reservations are required for this special tour which meets at 5:30 p.m. at the lighthouse.
During March the main grey whale herd passes Piedras Blancas Lighthouse on the annual migration to northern feeding grounds. Please call (805) 924-1807 for more information and to make your reservations for this special experience.