ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel Cheval: A sophisticated and stylish 16-room luxury inn in downtown Paso Robles, including The Pony Club wine bar. www.hotelcheval.com


LaBellasera Hotel & Suites: A luxury full-service boutique hotel in Paso Robles, including on-site gourmet restaurant Enoteca. www.labellasera.com


FOOD

Artisan Paso Robles: Inspired by American Flavors and built upon traditional techniques, Artisan takes classic comfort food and re-introduces it as fresh innovative cuisine. www.artisanpasorobles.com


Berry Hill Bistro: Contemporary bistro fare facing the park; outdoor seating. www.berryhillbistro.com


Bistro Laurent: Located Downtown, French Chef Laurent Grangien offers tastings menus and a la carte. Also visit the connecting wine shop. www.bistrolaurent.com


Buona Tavola: Innovative Northern Italian cuisine. www.btslo.com/index.html


Japanese Restaurant Goshi: Authentic Japanese cuisine, located in Paso Robles' historic Depot.


McPhee's Grill: Fresh seasonal menus featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables, aged Midwestern beef, fresh seafood and a great selection of local wines and micro brew beers. www.mcpheesgrill.com


Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: Features over 300 varieties of hand made chocolates and confections, including the famous “Monster Caramel Apples,” made from only the finest ingredients and the best cocoa blends. rmcf.com/CA/PasoRobles50532


Villa Creek: Fresh, local organic cuisine of early California. Acclaimed house wines, outdoor dining and extensive wine list. www.villacreek.com


Vinoteca: Cozy wine bar offering local wines, small bites, and live music. www.vinotecawinebar.com


Vivant Fine Cheese: The Central Coast of California’s premiere purveyor of the finest cheeses handcrafted locally and all around the world. www.vivantfinecheese.com


OTHER FOLKS

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: The Museum features eleven exhibit halls, focusing on regional natural history, including birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, Native Americans and the Chumash Indians. www.sbnature.org


Family Winemakers of California: Association representing the small, family-owned winemakers of California. www.familywinemakers.org


Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance: Provides information on Paso Robles wineries and vineyards, area special events, hotels, etc. www.pasowine.com


Rhone Rangers: The Rhone Rangers is a non-profit, educational organization focused on Rhone varietal wine grapes grown in America, and the production and enjoyment of Rhone wines. www.rhonerangers.org or (707) 462-5943.


Hospice du Rhone: A celebration of Rhone Wines, with seminars, tastings, and great food. www.hospicedurhone.org


San Luis Obispo Vintners & Growers Association: Non-profit organization to promote the vineyards and wines of California’s Edna, Arroyo Grande, Avila valleys and Nipomo in San Luis Obispo County. www.slowine.com


Santa Barbara Wine Country: Provides information on Santa Barbara County wineries and vineyards, area special events, hotels, etc. www.sbcountywines.com


Free the Grapes: Free the Grapes! is a national, grassroots coalition of consumers and wineries who seek to remove restrictions in 24 states that still prohibit consumers from purchasing wines directly from out-of-state wineries. www.freethegrapes.com


Good Wine Under $20:  An award-winning wine blog dedicated to celebrating everyday wine culture and helping you find delicious, varied wines from all over the world that are good value, interesting to drink, pair well with food, and are (mostly) under $20. goodwineunder20.blogspot.com


Nat Decants FREE Wine E-Newsletter: Wine picks, articles and humor from Natalie MacLean, named the World's Best Drink Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia. Natalie is also the author of Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass. For more details on this book and to sign up for the newsletter, visit www.nataliemaclean.com