April 01, 2008
I host a local radio show that features interviews with area winemakers and chefs-www.grapevineradio.net and here's my favorites:
Jack Creek Cellars for a couple of stunning Pinot Noirs
Malloy-O'Neill for some huge reds
Alapay Cellars in Avila Beach a whole line of nice wines and great tasting room at the beach
Kynsi in the Edna Valley - San Luis Obispo
Taste - downtown San Luis Obipso, you can sample most of the wines of the SLO Valley
Stacked Stone - Paso - you asked for a BIG fruit forward Syrah?. Hang on to your tongue!
Vista Del Rey - Paso -food friendly Zin? Unique among Zins.
Peachy Canyon - Paso - Doug Beckett is a Paso wine pioneer and legendary monster Zin-o-phile
Twilight Cellars - Paso- formerly HMR, the first premium winery in the County. Several good wines, but for big Zinners worth the trip for the 1999 Dusi Zin alone. Hurry before it's all gone.
Midnight Cellars - Paso - many good wines and a great Syrah/Zin blend.
Au Bon Clemant - Santa Maria Valley (Sideways Country) terrific wines, Jim Clendenon just named to James Beard Foundation's "Who's Who in Wine & Food"
Costa de Oro - Santa Maria Valley - more than one oenophile has proclaimed "favorite Pinot" here.
You cn check out podcasts of our interviews with great lcoal winemakers and chefs at our GrapevineRadio.net website.