Local Favorites, Paso Robles, Wineries

Daou Vineyards

Daou Vineyards is a west side winery located in Paso Robles. This winery boasts one of the best views in the area with beautifully landscaped grounds and quality wines. This is a perfect place to come as a couple to sit in the private niche with wine barrel Adirondack chairs overlooking the stunning views or… Continue reading Daou Vineyards

Local Favorites, Paso Robles, Sights

Allgood Custom Leather

Allgood Custom Leather (aka Creston and Company), is a small store with unique items from mostly local artisans and custom leather hand-crafted goods located in the tiny town of Creston, CA,  just on the outskirts of Paso Robles. The store is owned by Matt Allgood and his wife Meagan (nee Ryan), who is a 6th… Continue reading Allgood Custom Leather

Ranch Diary

Burn Day

We experienced our first “burn day” on the ranch. In our previous suburban life a burn day meant that you could use your fireplace, now it has a whole new meaning. After spending almost two months trimming trees, pruning the vineyard and olives trees and attempting to massacre the Juniper bushes, there are piles of… Continue reading Burn Day

Coastal, Restaurants

The Sea Chest, Cambria

Cambria is a quaint costal town located near the Pacific Ocean just off West Hwy 46. If you are coming from Hwy 101 at Paso Robles, the pleasant drive on Hwy 46 West will take by several wineries and produce farms. Cambria has an easy-going, artist community vibe. You will find unique shops, restaurants, and… Continue reading The Sea Chest, Cambria

Coastal, Local Favorites, Sights

The Sea Chest, Cambria

Cambria is a quaint costal town located near the Pacific Ocean just off West Hwy 46. If you are coming from Hwy 101 at Paso Robles, the pleasant drive on Hwy 46 West will take by several wineries and produce farms. Cambria has an easy-going, artist community vibe. You will find unique shops, restaurants, and… Continue reading The Sea Chest, Cambria

Ranch Diary

A Change of Season

It’s Spring. A cool breeze blows through the olive tree branches as I prune them. I stop and let the breeze brush across my face as I listen to the faint voices and laughter from a field crew working in the vineyard next door, their joy makes me smile. I feel content. This lifestyle is… Continue reading A Change of Season

Local Favorites, Paso Robles, Wineries

Cass Winery ~ Our First Wine Club

  To join or not to join (wine clubs), that is the question when it comes to the hundreds of wineries located in the Paso Robles region. We've gone back and forth on this and in speaking with friends in the area, many have said that when they first moved to the area they joined… Continue reading Cass Winery ~ Our First Wine Club

Local Favorites, Paso Robles, Wineries

Calcareous Vineyard

Calcareous Vineyards offers the unique distinction of sitting atop one of the highest limestone plateaus on Paso Robles’ westside extending panoramic views. Not only is this winery a fine location for tasting high-quality wines but to also enjoy a nice lunch + wine pairing along with the spectacular views. Calcareous is open daily and offers many events… Continue reading Calcareous Vineyard

Events, Local Favorites

Our First Wine Seminar Experience

Today, Thomas and I had the pleasure of attending our first wine seminar through an invitation from our friend and leisure travel consultant specializing in food and wine adventures, Lisa Baserga of AVA Wine Adventures, LLC. The seminar was presented by the Rhone Rangers, an organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge of Rhone grapes grown in the Paso… Continue reading Our First Wine Seminar Experience