Balcony View Hofsas House

Escape to the enchanting charm of Carmel by the Sea

Thinking about a summer weekend getaway, the California Coast offers some wonderful escapes. If you are looking for that idyllic place with a charm and quaintness that lives up to its name, Carmel by the Sea is the place to go. Around every nook and cranny there is something to be found. From its fairytale

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Old Mission Santa Barbara

Car free and foot loose in Santa Barbara

There is something to be said about visiting a city car free. Hoofing it, breathing in the local culture and taking local transportation can get you right into the spirit of the location you are visiting. Santa Barbara has made it easy for you to discover the city without having to get yourself behind the

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Falconry Demonstration at Hahn Family Winery

Hahn Family Wines: Discovering the secrets of the Santa Lucia Highlands

To some the Central Coast is a wine lovers best kept secret especially when most people generally think of the California wine scene as primarily Napa and Sonoma. The wines from the Central Coast are equally as outstanding as those from their Northern counterparts. The Central Coast now plays an important role in the production

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Silvestri Vineyards: Taking wine to a higher note

An excellent bottle of wine is like music to one’s ears. In the case of Silvestri Vineyards the meaning is twofold. First owner Alan Silvestri is a composer of film music. His creativity for the melodic line carries into his passion for making wine. Like the music he composes, his wines create their own melody

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The Truvee Sisters

Truvée Wines: Sisters unite through wine

The McBride sisters’ story has many firsts and their two wineries are built out of the love they have for each other. Robin and Andréa McBride are not only women winemakers, a challenge in itself, but also they are the first African American women winery owners/winemakers. Their latest endeavor is Truvée Wines, a Central Coast

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Mark Horvath, Crawford Family Wines and Cori Solomon

Crawford Family Wines: In pursuit of balance

Each year the wines from Crawford Family Wines get better and better as I have impressively watched the growth and development of this winery. I first discovered Crawford wines at the Sta. Rita Hills Wine and Fire event in 2013. Since that time they have expanded their focus of just Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from

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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn: Bringing back the classics with a new flair

The latest restaurant to open in Santa Ynez Valley is the Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn. It is the latest project from Matt and Jeff Nichols and is currently the trendiest place to dine in the Santa Ynez Valley. After being open two weeks, with a group of friends, we decided to see how it

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Edna Valley Vineyards Chardonnay

Exploring Chardonnay at Edna Valley Vineyards

Sunset Savor the Central Coast brings together and showcases the wines and cuisines of the California Central Coast.  What makes the event extra special are the Adventure Tours that take place over the days prior to the main weekend event. The Adventure Tours include a variety of activities from visiting an abalone farm to blending

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Paso Robles Inn: At the heart of your Central Coast wine country getaway

Paso Robles was originally known for its Mineral Springs.  These thermal springs brought many a traveler.  Cattle ranchers, almond and apple growers and dairy farmers were the first to settle in the area.  Today Paso Robles, which means the Pass of Oaks is becoming an exciting place for both the arts and of course the

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