UPDATE, Jan. 18: A variety of special events pairing wine and food is planned at Pacific Coast Wine Trail tasting rooms on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20: cheese at Twin Coyotes, chili at Moonstone Cellars, Tuscan hors d'oeuvres at Harmony Cellars and chocolate at Stolo Family Winery.
Visitors who mention the Pacific Coast Wine Trail can receive discounts at Hearst Ranch Winery and Black Hand Cellars.
ORIGINAL STORY, posted Jan. 3: Six wineries with tasting rooms in the Cambria area have joined forces as the Pacific Coast Wine Trail to encourage visitors to visit their tasting rooms and sample handcrafted wines made from grapes grown at local vineyards.
The trail hosts a website, www.pacificcoastwinetrail.com, and has printed brochures with a map to the tasting rooms that will be distributed at local motels and other visitor-friendly locations.
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They also plan to offer joint promotional discounts and possibly co-host events, according to Maria Stolo Bennetti of Stolo Family Winery. Also under discussion is a shuttle van that would make the circuit of the tasting rooms.
On the trail are three Cambria tasting rooms, Black Hand Cellars, 766 Main St.; Moonstone Cellars, 801 Main St.; and Twin Coyotes Winery, 2020 Main St. The other tasting rooms are at Stolo Family Winery, at 3776 Santa Rosa Creek Road east of Cambria; Hearst Ranch Winery at 442 San Simeon Road in Old San Simeon Village; and Harmony Cellars, 3255 Harmony Valley Road in Harmony.