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

Restaurants, Coastal

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

Paso Robles, Sights

James Dean’s Memorial

    James Dean was a popular actor in the 1950's who is remembered as a cultural icon for his Hollywood movie roles. He became a legend of sorts after his life came to a very untimely and tragic death at the early age of 24 when he died in a car accident at the intersection… Continue reading James Dean’s Memorial

Restaurants, San Luis Obispo

Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica  

On the recommendation of several people, we decided to try Giuseppe's Cucina Rustica located steps from the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in downtown SLO. The restaurant is located in the historic Sinsheimer Bros. building built in the 1880's and the establishment oozes with charm and character. As you enter, you are greeted by the host… Continue reading Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica