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Top 5 Ways to Celebrate California Wine Month in SLO County

September is California Wine Month and SLO County has so many amazing ways to celebrate the occasion. Wine is a way of life around here and we can’t wait for you to experience our authentic wine country!

1. Vina Robles Winery

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Vina Robles Winery is a hotspot of activity all year round in Paso Robles Wine Country. From their stunning tasting room to their astounding amphitheatre, Vina Robles has taken the wine country experience to the next level. Every weekend during the month of September, they will feature three of their summer wines paired with three seasonal offerings from their Chef Randal Torres. There are also plenty of amazing artists to see at one of their amphitheatre concerts including Chicago on September 2nd, the Gipsy Kings on September 9th, Earth, Wind & Fire on September 19th and more!
 

2. Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival at Castoro Cellars

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Founded by a couple of Paso Robles winemaking pioneers, Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival started with Castoro Cellars’ 30th anniversary party they called Beaverstock in 2013. The event was such a hit that they decided to make it an annual gig, and have been at it ever since. This two day festival will be held September 16th and 17th and will include music from Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jamestown Revival, The Motet, Turkuaz, Las Cafeteras, Hot Buttered Rum, The Suffers, and more! There will also be wine (of course), beer, cider, spirits, food, yoga classes, and arts and crafts. There is even a dedicated Kids Area with face painting, musical petting zoo, games, tie-dye and more! Plus, kids 12 and under get into the festival for free. Tickets still available for one day or two day passes. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind wine country festival!

 

3. Vineyard Sunset Hayride at Doce Robles Winery

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Enjoy 360 degree vineyard views and a gorgeous September sunset on a hayride at Doce Robles Winery in Paso Robles on September 8th. The fun starts at 6pm with live entertainment, Doce Robles wines, and local food available for purchase. During your sunset hayride, you will be accompanied by Jimmy, the Doce Robles Winemaker and you will get to learn all about the winemaking process. Tickets are $20 per person.

 

4. Vino Vinyasa at Baileyana Tasting Room

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Yoga and wine? Sounds like a great pairing to us! Take part in a complimentary yoga class at Baileyana in San Luis Obispo on September 27th. The class starts at 4:30pm and will be followed by live music from local musician, Shane Stoneman as well as wine by the glass and food available to purchase. Namaste!

 

5. Sunset in the Garden at Wolff Vineyards

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Wolff Vineyards is located on 125 acres of ecologically friendly property just minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo. They produce amazing estate wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and more. Every Friday in September, they are hosting their Sunset in the Garden Series. Starting at 5pm, their wines will be available to purchase by the glass or bottle and local food vendors will be offering great meals. Listen to live music and watch the sunset on the vines in Edna Valley.  

Five Best Places For A Romantic Interlude in SLO CAL

1. Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa

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Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa offers a variety of such “interludes,” such as the hillside hot tubs, a quiet back patio table at the Resort’s “Garden of Avila” restaurant, a couples massage at its renowned spa, and/or an overnight stay in a one-bedroom king spa suite—with a private balcony hot tub—in the West Meadows nature preserve. 

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa. 805.595.7302   www.sycamoresprings.com

2. Moonstone Beach, Cambria

A stroll at Moonstone Beach boardwalk in Cambria.  Take a picnic, include wine or handcrafted beer, and just enjoy the rugged coastline. Or meander among the tide pools or unearth splendid moonstones on the beautiful sandy beaches. It’s usually cool and a bit windy—but definitely cozy.

 3. Edna Valley Wine Tasting

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If you’re in a mood for a midday rendezvous, head out to the Edna Valley to Chamisal Vineyards or Wolff Vineyards (shown above). They both offer some out-of-the-way areas to enjoy a glass of wine—or a bottle—and indulge in an amorous afternoon of wine, conversation, and anticipation.   

Chamisal Vineyard, Open Daily, 10am-5pm, Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm, Friday and Saturday. 866.808.9463. www.chamisalvineyards.com 

Wolff Vineyards, Open Daily 11am-5pm. 805.781.0448. www.wolffvineyards.com

4. Avila Beach Paddlesports

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Now some people wouldn’t imagine an “outdoor” activity as too romantic. But think again. Rent a kayak, stash a flask, bring a camera, and paddle over to an isolated cave or islet, and kick back and watch the harbor seals, sea otters—maybe even whales—and the glistening ocean. No question, it will be a delightful day with untold possibilities.

Avila Beach Paddlesports. Open Daily, except Tuesday, 9am-5pm. 805.704.6902. www.avilabeachpaddlesports.com

 5. Explore New Cities

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Now that United flies directly from San Luis Obispo into Denver and Alaska Air flies directly to Seattle, plan a wildly exciting getaway to one of these marvelous cities. Pack an overnight bag with casual and dress-up clothes and alluring accouterments. Explore outstanding restaurants, the nightlife, cultural offerings, and stunning outdoor spaces. Of course, if you live in Seattle or Denver, fly straight into San Luis Obispo for all the adventures in passion that we offer in our amazing county.

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