Hello Central Coast! For a true taste of “the SLO Life,” look no further than Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards, where locals and visitors alike flock to the Avila winery’s creekside lawn on Summertime Sundays. Hang for hours and enjoy live music ranging from Hawaiian to folk to bluegrass … Edna Valley-based Claiborne & Churchill Winery continues its Sips and Songs Concert Series Fridays through Oct. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with wine and food for purchase … The Rhone Rangers are gearing up to celebrate all things viognier this July 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join the fun at Clautiere Vineyard in Paso Robles for a Hot Tuesday Varietal Night featuring small bites, artisan cheeses, and 21 participating wineries (buy tickets at viognier2015.brownpapertickets.com or call 237-3789).
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Talley Farms in Arroyo Grande is now offering guided, complimentary tours of its nursery, fields, coolers, and pre-cooling facilities. Upcoming one-hour tours are scheduled for July 10 (visit talleyfarms.com for information) … Join mixologists from Whiskey & June and RE:FIND for a FARMstead ED Grow Your Own Cocktail class this July 18. Dine on a delicious lunch and learn all you need to know about farm fresh cocktails at Windrose Farms in Templeton (visit farmsteaded.com) … Get your tickets now: It’s almost time again for Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, the four-day culinary exploration of all things good to eat, grow, drink, drizzle, and cook, coming up this Sept. 24 to 27 (it’s coming quicker than you think)! Join the editors of Sunset Magazine and experience celebrity and master chefs, beer and wine tastings, Adventure Tours, special events, dinners, and more. Get early tickets and learn more about this year’s new opening night Strings and Sunset concert at Vina Robles (for more, got to savorcentralcoast.com) …
SLOcally brewed root beer will soon be available throughout the city thanks to Einhorn Beer Company! Get the Therabee Honey sweetened, old-school treat this summer at High Street Deli among other local haunts (for updates, visit einhornbeer.com) … Girl power rocks: The Women of the Vine Alliance, which empowers ladies to take up residence within the alcohol beverage industry, will launch this summer. Get education, regional chapter meetings, job leads, and more at womenofthevine.com … Niner Wine Estates has christened a new kitchen and hired renowned local chef/caterer Maegan Loring, enabling the winery to offer yummy lunch and wine pairings Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Committed to farm fresh, organic fare, Niner works closely with area produce growers and ranchers, and even has its own on-site hen house. Also check the website for info on their awesome monthly summer Sunday pop-up dinners!
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