A Buellton wine company had a $400,000 tax bill erased in a Board of Equalization decision that could set a precedent for classifying “custom crush” producers and microbreweries that lease space and equipment to other vendors.
The building at 525 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles, once referred to as “the symbol of success in the almond industry,” was on the verge of being torn down before Derby Wine Estates stepped in to save the iconic pink structures.
The 6.5 inches of rain that have fallen in the Paso Robles area so far have done much to leach out an accumulation of salts in the root zones that has stressed the vines and lowered wine grape yields.
When Jamie Slone was looking to establish a tasting room in downtown Santa Barbara for his inaugural line of wines, he liked the cluster of three tasting spots at the city’s historic El Paseo complex and was looking to join them.
This fall, students at the community college in Santa Maria moved to a new campus winery that has the look and scale of a commercial operation.
On the heels of a top national ranking from Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Paso Robles Wine Country is rolling out an expanded set of sub-brands to put it on equal footing with Napa and Sonoma counties.
The first-annual Bubblyfest will be held amidst brimming interest in sparkling wine.