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Herzog Wine Cellars finds value in owning its own vineyards

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2019  /  Destinations, left, Small Business, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Herzog Wine Cellars, based in Oxnard, has spent its nearly 35 years in California changing the perception of kosher wines from something sweet and syrupy to offerings comparable in style and quality to the varied wines crafted in the Golden State. While 70 percent of its production goes to the kosher market, the winery has Read More →

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Worries cloud wine grape market as harvest starts

By   /  Friday, September 20th, 2019  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Worries cloud wine grape market as harvest starts

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Stonehouse wine collection recovery remarkable

By   /  Thursday, August 15th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, Restaurants, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Stonehouse wine collection recovery remarkable

The mudslides that devastated Montecito in January of 2018 ruined one of the top 100 restaurant wine collections in the world at the Stonehouse, San Ysidro Ranch. The  restaurant lost its inventory of  nearly 12,500 bottles of fine wine when mud and rocks from nearby San Ysidro Creek crashed through the back door of the Read More →

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Rebranding spotlights ‘best-kept secret’ tri-county wine region

By   /  Friday, July 19th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Rebranding spotlights ‘best-kept secret’ tri-county wine region

A wine region in the Tri-Counties has been profiled in publications as “Wine Country’s Best-Kept Secret,” (LAWeekly), and sub-areas of it as “California’s Best Unsung Wine Regions” (Wine Enthusiast). It was among “10 Under-the-Radar North American Wine Regions You Need to Visit” (Fodor’s Travel). The “secret” in our own backyard is an area recently rebranded Read More →

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Broken Earth has big vision for relocated tasting room

By   /  Friday, June 21st, 2019  /  Columns, Destinations, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Broken Earth has big vision for relocated tasting room

Location, location, location was a big draw that prompted Broken Earth Winery to move its tasting room from Highway 46 East in Paso Robles to a large industrial space just steps down the road from Firestone Walker’s brewery and tap room. “We obviously know what Firestone does and how busy they stay,” General Manager Justin Read More →

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Buellton site in film “Sideways” home to new winery

By   /  Friday, May 17th, 2019  /  Top Story  /  Comments Off on Buellton site in film “Sideways” home to new winery

Visitors who recall tasting at the rustic Sanford Winery shack that appeared in the  movie “Sideways” or at Alma Rosa when it was located there are likely to be especially interested in the opening of the new Peake Ranch Winery and tasting room at the landmark site. Peake Ranch began welcoming the public in a Read More →

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Peake Ranch opens winery at landmark site in Buellton

By   /  Tuesday, May 14th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Columns, Destinations, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Peake Ranch opens winery at landmark site in Buellton

Visitors who recall tasting at the rustic Sanford Winery shack that appeared in the movie “Sideways” or at Alma Rosa when it was located there are likely to be especially interested in the opening of the new Peake Ranch Winery and tasting room at the landmark site. Peake Ranch began welcoming the public in a Read More →

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