Eleven years ago my wife Laura wanted to celebrate her birthday by going wine tasting! She figured wine country was in our backyard and we kinda liked wine and I did a lot of civil engineering work with wineries.
So first weekend of January 2004, we went on our first wine tasting trip and we went to Rabbit Ridge Winery.
As you can predict, we really loved the experience and for the last eleven years, we’ve gone on weekly (almost weekly) wine tasting trips on Sunday afternoons, as we’ve discovered quickly that this is the time when the tourists are all gone and we’ve had great one on one conversations with the owner and/or wine maker.
We’ve visited almost all the wineries in the Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo area. We’ve been partial to the Paso Robles region. The many great wines of the world are represented in the Paso region – Bordeaux blends, Rhone blends, Italian varietals, California Zinfandel, among others…
Although we’ve developed a good foundation for tasting and appreciating good wine, we are always learning….and enjoyed the learning experience. We hope to share the experiences we’ve learned along the way.