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Shake a tail feather, y’all: Baileyana Winery in Edna Valley is rocking its Extended Hours music series every Friday through Sept. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. which features food truck offerings, too! … Arroyo Grande’s Talley Vineyards is rolling out its Tunes at Talley Sundays now through Aug. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. … Internationally acclaimed Portuguese street artist GoncaloMAR has tagged the library wall at Tooth & Nail Winery in Paso Robles. Go check out his bold spray-painted artwork (and taste kick-ass wines) at 3090 Anderson Road … Four Lanterns Winery off Highway 46 West in Paso Robles is showcasing a new Thursday afternoon Singer/Song Writer series from 5 to 7:30 p.m. featuring local bands. Hang on the lawn and bring a picnic for a perfect summer evening (fourlanternswinery.com).

Summer Adventures

Alta Colina Winery and Tesla Motors aren’t an obvious entrepreneurial team, but, in terms of green goals, the two entities are not that different (Alta Colina was one of the first to offer a Tesla charging station to guests). The eco-conscious Paso Robles winery invites folks to test drive an electric Model S during a barbecue and wine tasting event slated for July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (altacolinawine.com) … The July 18 Grow Your Own Cocktail Garden class is happening July 18, so get in if you can (go to farmsteaded.com for tickets) … The second annual Midsummer Wine Stroll is kicking off in Downtown Paso Robles this Aug. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Walk the streets of downtown and stop by a rainbow of wineries for one $25 ticket. Wines include reds, whites, rosés, blends, reserves, and specialties (visit downtownpasowine.com for tickets).

Hot news nibbles

It’s almost Savor time! Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast will host its main event Sept. 26 and 27 at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. Get ready for a playground full of culinary delights and adventure activities with cooking demonstrations by celebrity and master chefs, wine tastings and seminars, and beer and music gardens. Did I mention unlimited food and wine tastings of more than 100 wineries, restaurants, and food purveyors? Yup. (visit www.savorcentralcoast.com for tickets and a schedule) … Did you know the 2015 Paso Robles Wine Festival resulted in a $2.4 million impact on the local economy? “It is thrilling that after 33 years we continue to produce a vibrant wine festival that draws new visitors to Paso Robles Wine Country and the county,” said Jennifer Porter, executive director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. (see what else the PRWCA is up to at pasowine.com).

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