The Union Road Wine Trail includes Steinbeck Vineyards and Winery, it is an adventure for our seven generation Paso Robles family." We're grape growers, in fact 99% of our fruit is sold to large Paso Robles wineries. Just 1% of the fruit grown on Steinbeck Vineyards is used as Steve crafts our beautiful wines.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Viognier and Zinfandel
are the varietals we've chosen to craft into 1,000 cases of premium wine. We blend these variteals into THE CRASH, "known as Steinbeck in a glass". Our second blend is Steve's choice of our top three barrels. It's named VOICE because it is the voice of our vineyard and a stunning expression of our Steinbeck Story. The 2008 VOICE is a blend of Cabernet and Petite Sirah.
Our winemaker, Steve Glossner, has an amazing history in Paso Robles
and we are thrilled he works with us to help us continue our legacy. His winemaking style brings the varietal characteristics through with an elegant finish that speaks Paso all the way."
This was a crash site of a Martin B-26 Marauder was a World War II twin-engine medium bomber built by the Glenn L. Martin Company. First used in the Pacific Theater in early 1942, it was also used in the Mediterranean Theater and in Western Europe.
After entering service with the U.S. Army, the aircraft received the reputation of a "Widowmaker" due to the early models' high rate of accidents during takeoff and landings. The Marauder had to be flown by exact airspeeds, particularly on final approach and when one engine was out. The 150 mph (241 km/h) speed on short final was intimidating to pilots who were used to much slower speeds, and whenever they slowed down below what the manual stated, the aircraft would stall and crash.
The B-26 became a safer aircraft once crews were re-trained and after aerodynamics modifications (increase of wing span and incidence, to give better take off performance, and a larger fin and rudder) After aerodynamic and design changes, the aircraft distinguished itself as "the chief bombardment weapon on the Western Front" according to a United States Army Air Forces dispatch from 1946. The Marauder ended World War II with the lowest loss rate of any USAAF bomber.
Art wine and travel went to a Friday party at Rio Seco Vineyard and Winery
and had a taste of an All Star Line Up. As a small family owned vineyard and winery, we consider ourselves fortunate to be part of a "New World" of wine exploration. Our passion goes into creating an exceptional vineyard, using intensive growing practices resulting in richly handcrafted wines. Come join us, and taste the complex flavors of Rio Seco wines. We are one of first wineries in the Paso Robles AVA. And one of the few that can boast its own vineyard.
"Livin' The Dream.." Long-time San Luis Obispo county residents
Tom and Carol Hinkle began their wine adventure years ago. After successful teaching careers, Carol at two local high schools and Tom at Cal Poly SLO and a twenty eight year stint in major baseball. The Hinkle's seriously began to investigate the possibility of farming premium wine grapes. Searching for vineyard property, the Hinkle's looked at over two hundred parcels of potential vineyard land before discovering the perfect spot in the spring of 1996.
Once owned by a Hollywood movie producer, the beautiful 63 acres nestled among rolling hills and the Huer Huero Creek was destined to become home to this small, family-owned vineyard and winery. The big red barn, now the winery and barrel room building, was originally constructed to accommodate the catering needs and food service for the actors on the set of a 1984 movie.
Happily, the Hinkles have found this small Eastside ranch the perfect setting for their Rio Seco adventures.
In the planning stages since the early 1990s, these 30-year San Luis Obispo North County residents are finding their ultimate retirement dream slowly beginning to take shape.
We recently visited Maloy O'Neill Vineyards
we where able to learn about the Pinot Noir in Paso robles and about the different weather that are native to the Paso Robles area. This weather makes it a ideal condition for the maturing of the grapes.
The Maloy O'Neill Vineyards is dedicated to making the
highest quality wines in limited quantities
while maintaining superior one-to-one client relationships. Through this dedication, the family believes in and aspires to providing a legacy for future generations of the Maloy O'Neill Clan. Maloy O'Neill is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery located in
California's beautiful Central Coast region.
O'Neill Vineyards has been producing high quality grapes in the Paso Robles area since 1982. We have been a local supplier of grapes for many wineries in the area, as well as wineries in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake County.
We were on the Central Coast filming a series of tour videos. So we visited the
Four Sisters Ranch is located in the Paso Robles
American Viticultural Association Designation. " We craft our wines to provide the unique Paso Robles World Class wine experience. We combine our grape growing passion with the perfect microclimate and diverse soils to bring our grapes to their highest flavor profile; wines that beg a second glass. "
For the last 23 years we have been growers, producing grapes and bulk wines
for multiple renowned wineries, in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Texas including worldwide distribution. In 2008 we bottled under our own label 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot wines. Our 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 Syrah and our 2010 Private Reserve are now available. Currently our wines are sold in California, New York and China. Our ranch is a family affair named after our four daughters, Sacheen, Elan, Toccara, and Sierra, who each contribute uniquely to our success.
Our experience is "hands on" in the production of wines.
We began grape growing some 22 years ago when we acquired land on Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. We transformed beautiful land with rolling hills and oak trees into a vineyard called Oak Creek Vineyard.We carefully developed a vineyard that consistently provides grapes that go into making award winning wines.
We were on the Central Coast filming a series of tour videos.
So we visited the La Vista Vineyards off Adelaida area west of Paso Robles about 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
They were taken by the stunning ridges and valleys and the limestone rich soil.
The goal: to produce the best premium wine grapes in the AVA!
During the initial land clearing of La Vista, the Ridings were introduced to Alvaro Medrano.
Alvaro's extensive knowledge of the grape growing process and experience in producing quality fruit
in the past was a great assurance that they had an expert in their midst. Alvaro assisted in all phases of the development starting with vineyard design, varietal, rootstock, clone selection and planting and is now the vineyard manager.
Our crew was on the Central Coast filming a series of tour videos. In this series we will be visiting local wineries and travel and all types of businesses.
We visited Pear Valley Vineyards
The genesis of the wine story for Pear Valley began in the late 60's when owner Tom Maas was stationed on an army base in Germany...in the midst of a vineyard. Here he learned to love both wine and the vineyard.
At Pear Valley all of our wine is made from 100% estate grown fruit.
Our three Paso Robles Vineyards known as Pear Valley, Mission Almond and Union Road are planted in premium fruit of French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese descent. Our philosophy is to grow the best fruit possible and then interfere as little as possible.
Our goal is to create unique vintages that reflect vibrant fruit nourished by ancient soils under ideal climate conditions while leaving little impact on the environment.
Our current offering includes Chardonnay (one that was aged in oak and another in stainless steel), Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Orange Muscat, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel and our signature blend named "Distraction".
As the newer plantings in the vineyard mature, additional wines will be added to the line-up.
We have been on the Central Coast Filming a series of tour videos
for a web site called art wine and travel In this series we will be visiting local events wineries and travel businesses, In this series we visit:
Art in the Park Dinosaur Caves,
This is an event that takes place once a month from May to November. if you would like us to help spreading the word about your great business venture.
This is a sample of the type of video we can produce
about people and companies, events and organizations. Our project is in the central coast, so we will feature interesting places for people to discover on our web site.We will be in the area of
San Luis Obispo city, and Avila Beach and the Five Cities to the south: Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Oceano, Pismo Beach and Shell Beach. Nipomo, just south of the Five Cities, borders northern Santa Barbara County. Inland, the cities of Paso Robles, Templeton, and Atascadero
The video production team is now in the central coast
visiting and filming interesting places, people and companies. We like to help in promoting good places, people and companies that have interesting things to say, show what they do or have a valued and needed product. Our primary propose is to bring helpful knowledge, news, information to people and help then connect with others.
We visited the House of Water beds and Pacific Futon.
On Central coast futon and water bed experts at.1459 Monterey Street,San Luis Obispo,CA.93401. Offering a full line of s Water beds and Futons. We did a tour of the shop Monterey Street. The store also offered accessories such as pillows, bean bags, room dividers, furniture,art and more. Experience the different sleep possibilities at the shop today.
Serving: San Luis Obispo and near Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Attascadero and Los Osos.
There is a video that we produced about the company and people that have contributed to that local community over 25 years serving the County of San Luis Obispo
Some Lamb Cotage members are in San Simeon, California
This area of the Central Coast, History:
Prehistorically the local area was inhabited by the Chumash people,
who settled the coastal San Luis Obispo area approximately 10,000 to 11,000 BC, including a large village south of San Simeon at Morro Creek.
San Simeon is located on the Rancho Piedra Blanca Mexican land grant given in 1840 to José de Jesús Pico. In 1865, Pico sold part of the rancho to George Hearst, the father of William Randolph Hearst.
The first persons to settle in the immediate area near the bay of San Simeon were Portuguese shore whalers under the command of Captain Joseph Clark. They had previously been whaling at Portuguese Bend, but came to San Simeon Point in 1864 to homestead land that had been declared to be public. Captain Clark built a small wharf after arriving to tie up his dead whales, but the date of its construction remains unknown.
In 1869, Captain Clark partnered with George Hearst to build a wharf out on the end of the point so sailing ships could tie up and load and unload goods.
A small community was growing on the small peninsula near the 1869 wharf. But the wave action near the wharf was too severe for ships to tie up there and the wharf was abandoned. In 1878, Hearst built another wharf far inside the bay and the small community that had been developing near the old wharf now moved to be nearer the new wharf. A general store, Sebastian's Store, originally located near the old wharf, was put on skids and dragged by oxen to its present location near the new wharf. Shore whaling continued on the point until the mid-1890s. It ceased for a short time, started up again in 1897, and continued to about 1908 when it ceased for good.
San Simeon, California ,California ,in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States,zip code 93452
Some Lamb Cotage members are in Morro Bay, California
The prehistory of Morro Bay relates to Chumash settlement, particularly near the mouth of Morro Creek. At least as early as the Millingstone Horizon thousands of years before present, there was an extensive settlement along the banks and terraces above Morro Creek.
Morro Rock was named in 1542 by Portuguese navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo,
who explored the Pacific Coast for Spain. Cabrillo called the rock El Moro because it resembled the head of a Moor, the people from North Africa known for the turbans they wore. However, the dictionary definition for the Spanish word "morro" ("pebble") is also consistent with the shape of the rock, and so the term morro is frequently used wherever such a distinctive rock-like mountain is found within the Spanish speaking world.
The first recorded Filipino immigrants to America arrived at Morro Bay on October 18, 1587, from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Esperanza.
While governed by Mexico, large land grants split the surrounding area into cattle and dairy ranchos. These ranchos needed shipping to bring in dry goods and to carry their crops, animals, and other farm products to cities. Thus, Morro Bay grew.
The town of Morro Bay was founded by Franklin Riley in 1870 as a port for the export of dairy and ranch products. He was instrumental in the building of a wharf which has now become the Embarcadero. During the 1870s, schooners could often be seen at the Embarcadero picking up wool, potatoes, barley, and dairy products.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the town has been a center for beach holidays. Tourism is the city's largest industry. The most popular beach is on the north side of Morro Rock, north of the harbor. There are also excellent beaches north and south of the town which are now owned by the State of California.
In the 1940s, Morro Bay developed an abalone fishing industry. Having peaked in 1957, stocks of abalone have now declined significantly due to overfishing, it remains a fishing port for halibut, sole, rockfish, albacore, and many other species for both commercial and sport vessels. The town now combines the fishing industry with coastal tourism. In addition, oysters are farmed artificially in the shallow back bay.
A portion of Morro Bay is also designated as a state and national bird sanctuary. This means it is illegal to kill or harm a bird in that portion of Morro Bay. It is also a state and national estuary. Much of Morro Bay is a state wildlife refuge where waterfowl hunting is conducted during the season and is one of the few areas in California where Pacific Brant are pursued. Recently, Morro Bay was also declared a California Marine Reserve by the California Fish and Game Commission.