Bookends tasting, as in we started the weekend tasting wine at Pear Valley Winery along with some live music and delicious food and we finished the weekend with a quick trip out to taste at the new winery, Tooth and Nail where Eagle Castle Winery used to be.
We started our weekend by heading out to Pear Valley Winery for a evening of delicious wines, great company, live music and great food. These Friday night Fireside Concerts are very popular and the main room was packed with people so we found a seat at a round table in the corner of the tasting room. Ray and I brought our own pizza to have for dinner (we bought a bottle of the Inspiration which was a GSM blend that paired well with our pizza) but we soon became jealous of our friends who called ahead and ordered dinner from Pretty Cafe when Lisa Pretty delivered an amazing looking lasagna with salad and bread (they bought a bottle of the Zinfandel which was a winning combination). But when Lisa mentioned that she made Tiramisu for dessert we couldn’t resist! We were not disappointed!! If you are ever at Pear Valley Winery and you have the opportunity to order food from Pretty Cafe I am quite confident that you will love it!
Friday night Fireside Concerts are always fun, this Friday duo of Billy and Charlie Foppiano, (father and son) known as “Meet the Foppers” performed some fun songs and even got a few up on the floor dancing!
We finished off the weekend by satisfying a curiosity and checking out the new Tooth and Nail Winery in Paso Robles. Tooth and Nail moved into the old Eagle Castle Winery that closed in 2013. The castle structure still exists and there really isn’t another building like it on the Central Coast. It’s the only winery with it’s own “moat” and you may even feel like you are about to enter medieval times.