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Wine Tasting
When you say ‘pinot noir’ in Paso Robles you are saying Windward Vineyard
 April event features a book signing by ‘Sideways’ author, Rex Pickett, wine tasting, and more
Join Windward Vineyards on Sat- urday, April 15 for an afternoon of excellent Windward Pinot Noir, meet and greet with author, Rex Pickett, and your own autographed copy of his book, “Sideways.”
It’s a challenge to find a pinot noir fan who hasn’t read the book or seen the movie adaptation of the book. The plot is about two friends, Miles and Jack, who escape to Cen- tral Coast wine country, drink lots of Pinot Noir, along with a series of
Windward Vineyard has been a
leading producer of award-winning Burgundian-style pinot noir for over 30 years. Marc Goldberg, the
owner/winemaker of Windward Vineyard, has such a deep passion for Burgundian-style pinot noir that he has produced this varietal exclusively. Windward Vineyard’s
award-winning wines are the cul- mination of that vision after years of admiring French pinot noir as well as visits to Burgundy.
When Marc and his wife Maggie began searching California for the right place to realize their dream, they discovered Paso Robles. At that time there were 12 wineries. Most of the zinfandel, cabernet sau- vignon and merlot grapes were sold to wineries in Napa and Sonoma.
“When I asked about pinot, everyone said it was too hot for pinot here,” said Marc. But he soon discovered there was already some pinot noir growing in the region.
It was planted at the advice of the famous Napa Valley consultant, Andre Tchelistchef at Hoffman Mountain Ranch (HMR) and
had been growing pinot since the 1960s. After meeting HMR’s owner
    Pine St.
  Railroad St.
  Riverside Ave
 Meet the Family
Walk-ins Welcome • Downtown Paso Tasting Room
1005 Railroad Street • • 805.591.7003
    May Festival Open House
Sat. & Sun., May 20-21 11am - 5pm
 Join our Wine Club for a 20% Discount!
     Established Mom & Pop Winery!
 • Multi-Year Zinfandel & Barbera Tasting
• Private Label Artisan Condiments
• Wine Country Art, Books & Carved Gourds
• Oliveto Olive Oil Pouring and Sales
• Gems, Minerals, Fossils and Jewelry
Winery Tasting & Vineyard Tours most Sundays from 11am-5pm and by appointment.
7340 Drake Road, Paso Robles (805) 467-2138
24th St.

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Nacimiento Lake Dr.
San Marcos Rd.
12th St. 11th St.
10th St.
HWY 101

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