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The Craig Stoller Collection: Sextant and Paris Valley Road

These wines form part of the Craig Stoller Collection created by owner and director of winemaking, Craig Stoller, and his wife Nancy. Craig is from a family of California vine growers and is a graduate in horticulture from Cal Poly.  He … Continue reading

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Crooked Path of Paso Robles: New Releases

Crooked Path Cellars is owned by Nancy and Craig Stoller and Vino Del Sol, importer and marketing agent of wines from Argentina, Chile and New Zealand. Craig is also CEO of Sunridge Nurseries, the only California-certified nursery block in the … Continue reading

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Cabernet Sauvignon Reigns Supreme in Washington State

Washington State’s Cabernet Sauvignon plantings have increased dramatically in recent years, driven by consumer demand and the price premium this grape commands.  Cabernet Sauvignon plantings have also taken off in California in appellations like Lodi and Paso Robles.  So is … Continue reading

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J Lohr Vineyards New Releases from Paso Robles, Napa & Arroyo Seco

Jerry Lohr is one of the California Central Coast’s wine pioneers. He started planting vines in the Arroyo Seco region of Monterey County in 1972 and now has 900 acres of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and other varieties planted there.  In … Continue reading

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The Farm Winery: 2014 New Releases from Paso Robles

The Farm Winery is one of a growing number of  new boutique wineries  in the Paso Robles AVA  that are producing limited quantities of outstanding handcrafted wines.  The winery is owned and operated by old friends and Stanford Business School … Continue reading

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The Farm Winery: Superb 2011 Releases from Paso Robles

Once again, The Farm Winery in Paso Robles is offering three magnificent new releases of handcrafted wines that have been winners since we first tasted them.   The trilogy consists of Touchy-Feely, a Grenache-Syrah-based blend, The Big Game, a Bordeaux/Rhone blend, … Continue reading

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The Rosés of Paso Robles

Paso Robles is making its mark in the world of rosé wines. A Paso Robles rosé—the Tablas Creek 2012 Dianthus—received the highest rating of any of the 100+ wines we tasted for our 2013 Annual Rosé Report. Furthermore, Paso Robles … Continue reading

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Halter Ranch: A Paso Robles Environmental Gem

In the year 2000, Swiss businessman and ardent environmentalist Hansjörg Wyss purchased 960 acres of the historic  MacGillivray located on Adelaida Road, about 11 miles west of Paso Robles and just 14 miles from the Pacific.  He renamed it Halter … Continue reading

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Paso Robles’ Unique Terroir: Margarita Vineyard and Ancient Peaks Wines

Late this summer, we spent a week meeting winemakers, tasting wines, and visiting some of the special vineyards of Paso Robles to prepare our Report # 33: The Wines of Paso Robles.  Margarita Vineyard, home to Ancient Peaks Winery, is … Continue reading

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Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Composer, Concert Pianist, Diplomat, and Paso Robles Winemaker

If you want a unique experience, travel to Paso Robles for its Paderewski Festival on Nov. 8-11. Paderewski and Paso Robles are linked together by hot springs, wine and music.  Today, his vineyard, which he planted in 1922 and was … Continue reading

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