Rhone Rangers

    A (make it) long weekend in Paso Robles

    …Paso Robles is one crackin place for an extended wine weekend. Oh my where to start. There are so many great wineries and restaurants in Paso Robles it could take decades of wine Adventure weekends to visit most. We have been lucky enough to be able to get a taste of many through events like the Paso Robles Wine Festival, The Paso Robles Rhone…

    3 readers - By WineWalkabout

    Game of Rhône’s

    … make nothing but Rhone wines and such is the dedication of many winemakers that they are practically obsessed with these wines. And that’s good for everyone. So this is a chance to sample different things, new things, diabolical things! Rhone grapes do very well in many parts of California, from the Sierra Foothills, to Napa, Paso Robles and parts…

    2 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

    Bill Frick: The One Man Band [Part Two]

    … going, it's all in destiny's hands. I'm not sure he knew what to make of me, as I peppered him with questions about his winery and his exclusive use of American Oak. But after taking the nickel tour, seeing his operation, crush-pad and combination barrel room, we moseyed over to the tasting room to pop some corks and that is where the fun, got…

    1 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    Bill Frick: The One Man Band

    … in this beautiful spot, a quiet tucked away hillside in the Dry Creek Valley that exists one of my newly found favorite Rhone Zone locations. Here you'll will find all things Rhone, from the grapes growing on the roller coaster slopes of this property to the flavors of the wines themselves that transport to the Southern Rhone Valley of France. I've been…

    2 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    Q&A – Chris Cameron of Broken Earth Winery, Part 2

    … a common approach. Much blame has been leveled at agriculture but this is ill-informed. Water is simple, like power, fuel etc., the more you use the more you pay but……everyone has to contribute. Water of groundwater use is inevitable to determine exactly what the current status is and how best to address it. I have attended many meetings on the water…

    4 readers - By Hoot n Annie

    Kaena & Beckmen: One winemaker, two stories

    …, with dried herbs and banking spices wrapped around bright cherries and raspberries. Kaena Tiera Alta Syrah - Luscious blackberries, cassis and grilled meat, bacon fat and gingerbread Thank you for such a great visit! If you find yourself in Los Olivos, be sure to stop in and taste both Beckmen and Kaena. You won’t be sorry! Google The post Kaena & Beckmen: One winemaker, two stories appeared first on Luscious Lushes - a wine, food, and travel blog.…

    3 readers - By Luscious Lushes

    #WBC14 Paso Robles Excursion: Tablas Creek Vineyard

    …One of my favorite experiences of participating in the Wine Bloggers Conference Paso Robles Pre-Excursion was our visit to Rhone Ranger favorite, Tablas Creek Vineyard. Although Gary Eberle of Eberle Winery was the first to plant Rhone varieties in Paso, Tablas Creek was the first to make their Rhone styled wine commercially viable in the Paso…

    6 readers - By Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass