Vineyard hangs: Claiborne & Churchill Winery (2649 Carpenter Canyon Road in San Luis Obispo) has launched a tasting flight of reserve and library wines that are not available in the winery's tasting room. These pre-arranged sessions are led by seasoned staff and include pairings with cheese and charcuterie in the vineyard (sip the winery's famous riesling, gewürztraminer, and pinot gris with your group of 12 or less; For more information, go to claibornechurchill.com ... Just in time to help kick off the first official week of the summer season, SLO Wine Country launches its 28th annual Roll Out the Barrels grand tasting celebration with events happening on June 21 to 23, all showcasing the fresh flavors of this intimate, cool-climate wine region. On June 21, the Barrels in the Plaza event kicks off from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. featuring winemakers, chefs, and food artisans galore (for info, go to slowine.com). Δ
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