Where to eat? Here are generally the top 3, although I must say Villa Creek over the years has clearly stood out for food (good, soild American inspired) & especially their wine program (some interesting Old World selections). For lunch, consider Thomas Hill Organics…nothing fancy…again good, solid food.
Where to stay? Cheryle & I enjoy our stay at the quaint, comforting, landmark Paso Robles Inn, especially in one of the back rooms which comes with “sulfur springs” water tubs. Yes, the water does smell, but it really is so relaxing, after a long day of visiting vineyards & tasting wines.
Yes, Epoch started crushing & it was really great to see winemaker Jordan Fiorentini & her team in action.
It was also great to run into Hilary Graves of Graves Winegrowers. She is unveiling a new package & seems to have a whole new take on what & how she makes wines now. I am wondering if her collaboration with France’s Cote Rotie producer Ogier has inspired her? Should be interesting.
Anthony Yount, winemaker at Denner, has his own label–Kinero, which is some very interesting wine & worth keeping an eye on.