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
    • The next BIG red wine?

      When it comes to red wine from the central coast of California, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Zinfandel seem to get most of the attention. But lately, I have been seeing more and more winemakers producing single variety Petit Verdot. And I must say, most of these are very good. Could this be the next red wine to gain popularity with wine drinkers? Petit Verdot is a variety of red ...

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

    … Mt Harlan Jensen Vineyard 1999, grown on one of the few limestone vineyards in California, which was planted in 1974. It was very much alive, with balsamic, stewed fruit and good tannin. Further north in Willamette Valley, Oregon, J.K. Carriere held the crowd favorite with the 2005 Shea Vineyard – a little funky on the nose but very Burgundian…

    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- 1 readers -
  • Layer Cake Central Coast Chardonnay 2012

    … or the winery, which lessens their production costs, allowing them to offer a high quality wine at a value price. The Layer Cake Chardonnay should be found in the $10-$12 range. This Chardonnay is fermented in stainless steel vats, most of the wine is aged in stainless steel, but a portion is aged in 3 year old French oak barrels. Oak barrels release less…

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

    … at www.turiyawines.com. Turiya Wines, capture the essence of a garagiste winery: small production, hands on at every step, and fine-tuned to express the winemakers style. These wines are unique, and offer the wine lover something that is different from the rest of the pack. Watch out for Angela Soleno, she could just be producing the next California “cult wine”. …

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

    … of. Ancient Peaks wines range from $15 to $50 and the Merlot is one of the better ones you’ll find on the Central Coast at around $17 (winning a gold medal at the Central Coast Wine Competition - which I judged at) which also shows that wine needn’t be expensive to be good. So if you have not tried Ancient Peaks wines - they are waiting for you…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundzin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Merlot- 1 readers -
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