Sunset magazine named Paso Robles as the Best Wine Country Town in its 2016 Travel Awards. The Canyon Villa in Paso won Best Bed and Breakfast. Other SLO County businesses named finalists: Ancient Peaks Winery/Margarita Adventures; Justin Vineyards and Winery; Vina Robles Amphitheatre; and Bristols Cider House.
Wolff Vineyards vintner Jean-Pierre Wolff has been named Wine Industry Person of the Year by the San Luis Obispo County wine industry. The group also named Steve Peck, red wine maker at J. Lohr Vineyards, as Winemaker of the Year, and Bob Thomas, area manager for Mesa Vineyard Management, as Winegrape Grower of the Year.
Wine Spectator magazine has bestowed Lido at Dolphin Bay with its Best of Award of Excellence for its wine offerings, making the Shell Beach resort the only San Luis Obispo County restaurant to hold the designation.
Earth and Fire Brewing Co. opens Saturday, offering small pours, pints and growlers in an old veterinarian’s office at 825 Riverside Ave. Nick Vega and Nolan Mott have done almost all the work transforming the space, with help from family and friends.
Three Napa- and Sonoma-based wine services companies have established locations in Paso Robles recently, reflecting the area’s growing stature as a wine region. They are Tapp Label, ETS Laboratories and Scott Laboratories.
Nearly six months after the closing of its iconic Garden Street location, SLO Brew is opening Thursday in its new spot around the corner at 736 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo. Along with the new space, the brewpub is debuting a new menu, new music partnership and new beers.
The 26th annual Roll Out the Barrels is coming to San Luis Obispo next week, with new “Adventures in Wine Country” events including vineyard walks, hikes, farm-to-table lunches, picnics in the vineyards and specialty barrel tastings.