Central Coast

The Central Coast is an Australian peri-urban region in New South Wales, located on the coast north of Sydney and south of Lake Macquarie.The Central Coast has an approximate population of 321,500, growing at 1% p.a. making it the third largest urban area in New South Wales and the ninth largest urban area in Australia. Geographically, the Central Coast is generally considered to include the region bounded by the Hawkesbury River in the south, the Watagan Mountains in the west and the southern end of Lake Macquarie in the north.Politically, it is administered as two local government areas: City of Gosford and Wyong Shire.
Posts about Central Coast
    • World of Pinot Noir

      Calling all Pinot Noir lovers to California’s beautiful Central Coast for a weekend extravaganza of celebration, education, and tasting of our beloved grape! Join upward of 200 top Pinot Noir producers from around the world on March 6-7, 2015, for the fifteenth World of Pinot Noir festival at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara.

      Letting the Wine Speakin Pinot Noir- 7 readers -
    • Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc 2013

      The 2013 Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from Wente’s estate-grown “Louis Mel” vineyard in California’s Central Coast (for you specific folks, that’s the southern part of Livermore Valley). Who the hell’s Louis Mel? Well he was this French dude with two first names that came to the U.S. in the 1870’s.

      CHEAP WINE FINDERin Sauvignon Blanc- 5 readers -
  • Camp Fire Wines

    … and trying them randomly….2009 was indeed a superb wine. Soft cherry fruit, pepper, bramble, hint of clove spice, mint – we had these with wild boar and sage sausage and merguez, with harrissa mayonnaise. Being from California I’ll always have soft spot for zinfandel, this guy is a benchmark for the rest. 2009 Ridge Geyserville Me and Bonny Doon…

    Spiltwine- 2 readers -
  • Holman Ranch: A step back in time

    … Holman Ranch was established in 1928, well before the rush of wineries started to populate the rural and bucolic Carmel Valley. When one thinks of Carmel Valley, you might well think Carmel (by-the-Sea), but in teh short 10 miles up the narrow valley, Carmel by the Sea dissolves away in to Carmel Valley, where horse ranches and vineyards dot…

    Luscious Lushesin Pinot Noir- 3 readers -
  • Jack Creek Cellars, Estate, Pinot Noir Reserve, Central Coast, California, 2006

    … completely different: Jack Creek Cellars, Estate, Pinot Noir Reserve, Central Coast, California, 2006 After a day of zippy, lean Oregon Pinot our guests had brought a Pinot Noir from home. Home is Paso Robles, California. Jack Creek’s goal since 1997 has been to create New World Pinot Noir, which is smart, because Paso Robles is consistently hot, dry…

    WAYWARD WINEin Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • The next BIG red wine?

    … to the mid palate of Cabernet Sauvignon. The origin of Petit Verdot is not clearly understood. It was first mentioned in 1736, while growing in the Bordeaux region of France, but, as mentioned, this region is really too cold for the grape. In her book, “WineGrapes”, Jancis Robinson states that the grape probably came from the Pyrenees region…

    The Sommelier Update- 7 readers -
  • Pinot Noir Around the World

    … differences. In this wine class at SFWC, Master Sommelier Gillian Ballance described Pinot Noir as “charming – exhibiting grace as well as power.” She took us through a varied flight of Pinot Noir from places like Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, in addition to Burgundy, Oregon and California. First, a well-aged Pinot from Central Coast: Calera…

    Wine Maven in Trainingin Pinot Noir- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … Here’s a syrah wine that gets to the nitty-gritty of the grape. The Bonny Doon Le Pousseur Syrah 2012, derived from four cool climate vineyards in the Central Coast appellation, offers reams of spicy black fruit and whole tomes of briery-brambly-underbrush structure. True to the grape’s youngster mode, the emphasis is on spiced and macerated…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • San Luis Obispo County: Slipping into Fall

    …A dazzling autumn Avila Beach sunsetDuring the year, San Luis Obispo County expresses itself through plenty of regional traits: sun, fog, wind, (occasional) rain, surf, sand, sunsets, seasonal crops, wine and festivals—to name just a few. These Central Coast idiosyncrasies help us define the SLO Life, and this time of year the signs of autumn…

    Elizabeth White/ Elizabeth in SLO- 2 readers -
  • 2014 Cambria Scarecrow Festival

    … Although the California drought rages on, whimsy runs rampant along the Central Coast. Once again, the unconventional town of Cambria is hosting its annual month-long scarecrow festival in San Luis Obispo County, bringing out the kid in everyone. In its sixth year, hundreds of offbeat characters line Cambria's east and west village streets…

    Elizabeth White/ Elizabeth in SLO- 3 readers -
  • Layer Cake Central Coast Chardonnay 2012

    … The Layer Cake Central Coast Chardonnay 2012 is sourced from vineyards in Monterey (south of San Francisco) and Santa Barbara (just north of Los Angeles) in California. Even though northern California is cooler than southern California, both regions have similar climates due to the influence of the Pacific Ocean, cool breezes and morning fog…

    CHEAP WINE FINDERin Malbec Chardonnay- 6 readers -
  • Turiya Wine

    … I always get excited when I hear about a new winery, and taste their wines. This time was no exception. The best resource for finding new wineries and winemakers is from those that you already trust. I had been hearing some “buzz” about a winemaker that was doing small production, red wines, in Lompoc, California. Doing some basic research I…

    The Sommelier Updatein Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Malbec- 5 readers -
  • Why Mike Sinor is a Better Winemaker Than Me

    As a wine writer for the last 15 years I have actually made wine. It’s a very important thing for a wine writer to do - to better understand the process of what winemakers go through and not write about wine from a vacuum. On a visit to Ancient Peaks Winery recently in Santa Margarita (San Luis Obispo County) I did a blending seminar with Mike Sinor, and took home a bottle of ...

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz- 1 readers -
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