Try Paso Robles’ Zinfandel Wines

Paso Robles Zinfandel FestivalOnce 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 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.

Join us!


Whale Watching Tour at Piedras Blancas Lighthouse

Piedras Blancas Light StationOn 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.


Cambria Hotel Spring Specials

cambria-springJoin the El Colibri Hotel and Spa and our “Welcome Spring Special” by enjoying a glass of the bubbly on us when you book any of our existing packages for a limited time. This is our way to welcome you to the Central Coast during one of the loveliest times of the year. We hope you’ll visit and explore the many natural treasures that abound in Cambria and its surrounds. Cheers!

Cambria CA Stewardship Travel Opportunities

lighthouse-smallStewardship travel is about adding a bit of “doing good and feeling good” to your vacation. During the month of February over 70 activities have been created or identified to provide visitors with opportunities to experience stewardship travel while vacationing on the Central Coast.

One of our picks is a visit to the Piedras Blancas Light Station located just up the coast from Cambria at 15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon. First lit on February 15, 1875 the manned station operated for 100 years to safely guide ships along California’s Central Coast. In 1975, the station was automated and in 2001, the station underwent a full renovation.

Tours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings and require a reservation: call (805) 927-7361.

Cambria Coastal and Stewardship Activities

Elephant SealsCome to Cambria, California in February to celebrate the first annual Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Month honoring California’s rich heritage. Learn about our nature preserves, explore the resident marine life, and participate in citizen science among other interesting activities.

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A Perfect Time to Visit Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle is always a wonderful place to visit… and, if you have yet to visit this magical castle then it absolutely is “a must.”

Imagine how Hearst and his guests felt as they lolled around by the lovely outdoor pool? The scene is so beautiful and inviting. The care and thought that Hearst took in his search for treasures to build and furnish his San Simeon home is, indeed, noteworthy.

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Jill Knight at El Colibri

Jill Knight at El Colibri

Jill Knight is one of our favorite entertainers. She has a really wonderful soulful sound that really gets people rockin’. While usually Jill plays to much larger venues, it’s really a treat when we can get her for our wine bar guests.

This Saturday, August 3rd from 6-9pm join us in the Colibri Wine Bar for an evening with Jill Knight, delicious wines and tapas!