Cover Story

Hunt Cellars

One of the few Paso Robles wineries to have a club for their Port as well as wine, Hunt Cellars is known for offering something of a complete sensory experience.

The tasting room features a Cabernet Bar, knowledgeable staff a 1,200 square foot veranda where smoking a cigar or taking a stroll wouldn’t be out of place. 

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Rock Star Winemaker

Dave McGee

Dave McGee is owner and co-winemaker at the up-and-coming Monochrome Wines, produced at a facilities in Paso Robles’ “Tin City.” McGee’s biography lists varied careers from fields as diverse as radar design, stealth aircraft technology, interventional neuroradiology, orthopedic surgery, and cardiac electrophysiology. 

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Featured Tasting Room

Epoch Estate Wines

Literally no stone or brick was left unturned in Bill and Liz Armstrong’s quest to bring life back to the York Mountain Winery. Today, the iconic piece of property nestled in the oaks trees of York Mountain west of Paso Robles off of Highway 46 has been transformed into the tasting room for Epoch Estate Wines, the label started by the Armstrongs in 2004, when they purchased 350 acres originally owned by famed Polish pianist Ignacy Paderewski that dates back to the 1920s.

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Featured Winery

Steinbeck Vineyards and Winery

For decades the Steinbeck family was known for growing some of the most sought-after wine grapes on the Central Coast for decades. And now it’s becoming known for its wine and history that dates back to the early days of Paso Robles. “One family, seven generations, 134 years,” says a proud Cindy Steinbeck.

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Featured Eats

Etto Pastificio

The commercial district known as Tin City between Paso Robles and Templeton, just off Highway 101, is getting attention for more than just wine. Now visitors can add pasta to the mix following the opening of Etto Pastificio pasta factory.

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Featured Brewery

Libertine Brewing Company

Libertine Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo specializes on making beer, but not cut and dry beers like ale’s, pilsners; and IPA’s, they specialize in sour beers which takes time and added steps.

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DAOU adds Master Somm

One of the most renowned and revered sommeliers in the world, Frederick L. Dame will work with founders Georges Daou and Daniel Daou to continue transforming the Adelaida District of Paso Robles into the global wine industry’s next frontier for producing the finest Bordeaux varieties while enhancing awareness of DAOU’s spectrum of exceptional wines.

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Garagiste Festival

When Stewart McLennan and Doug Minnick met in 2011 and started kicking around the idea of showcasing Paso Robles’ underground, small production winemakers, neither could guess that, seven years later, the Garagiste Festival would be celebrating its 8th anniversary and 21st event at its Paso Robles home base on Nov. 9-11 —  having achieved international renown as one of the most popular wine events in the country.

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Cass Wins Again

The Central Coast Wine Competition announced Paso Robles’ Cass Vineyard and Winery is the 2018 Winery of the Year. This is the second Winery of the Year award for Cass Winery, which took home the same honor in 2015.

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