Take an irresistible journey to the congenial tasting rooms of a vast and unspoiled paradise. With The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast as your guide, you wander through world famous Santa Barbara County, home to the landmark cellars of Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, and Santa Rita Hills. You meander the scenic back roads of San Luis Obispo on your way to Edna Valley's premier wineries. You travel to rustic Paso Robles, where the winemakers themselves pour you a glass of their distinctive blends. This fully updated, third edition of The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast is an essential, up-to-date guide to boutique tasting rooms, working ranches, warehouse wineries, and intimate, family-owned vineyards.
This book includes: profiles of 50 central coast destination wineries — describing their wines, settings, and rural architecture; highlights of the wineries' distinctive offerings, from theater performances and concerts to food-and-wine pairings to outdoor barbecues, inviting gardens, bocce ball courts, and picnic areas; more than 170 color images by renowned photographer Robert Holmes; sidebars listing directions, vineyard tours, wine tastings and blendings, special culinary events, and nearby attractions; full-page maps showing the 50 profiled destinations, plus more than 100 additional wineries in the