La Vista View #1 – 5/8/11 to 5/14/11

The Adelaida hills

Introducing La Vista View, a recap of interesting news and events related to the Paso Robles wine scene. Paso Robles is enjoying a lot of wine-related media attention these days, so much so that it’s hard to keep track of it all. It’s our hope that La Vista View can help you with that.

We’ll be publishing La Vista View weekly or bi-weekly, depending on how much information of interest we find, on Mondays (usually) in the News and Events section of La Vista Vineyard’s website. We’ll also link to the View from our Facebook page and will simultaneously publish a link to our Twitter feed, @lavistavineyard.

Enjoy, and if you have any thoughts you’d like to share about the View or anything else, head over to our Facebook page and post a comment or send us a note. We’d love to hear from you.

Now, let’s get on with it!

First, a little original La Vista View reporting from the Stars of Paso Robles Beverly Hills tasting event, held on May 11, 2011. Organized by Ian Blackburn of Learn About Wine, the event showcased 30 or so great Paso wineries in the courtyard and retail shops at Two Rodeo in Beverly Hills, CA. We especially enjoyed our time with Terry Hoage Vineyards, Hammersky, Turley Wine Cellars, Lone Madrone, Villa Creek, Kiamie Wine Cellars, Hope Family Wines and Chateau Margine.

Ian did a great job of curating this event, from the venue, to the wineries, to the attendees. The vibe was relaxed yet elegant, and the event did a great job showing off Paso’s wines and welcoming disposition. If you are in LA or OC, please check out Learn About Wine. Ian’s events are great ways to learn about and to support the regions that interest you. Make sure you round up your friends for these tastings as they are fun with a group.

Learn About Wine


Check out the Green Traveler Guide article about Paso Robles. Its focus is on green activities in Paso and mentions quite a few of our friends and folks we admire including Tablas Creek Vineyard, L’Aventure, Halter Ranch Vineyard and Lone Madrone. There’s also a nice shout-out to Chef Chris Kobayashi of Artisan, one of our favorite Paso restaurants.

Green Traveler Guide


Unfortunately, the bad news on the Paso Robles April frost keeps rolling in. Here are more stories from Western Farm Press, Wine Spectator and KSBY. Expected crop losses and economic damage continues to mount.

Western Farm Press

Wine Spectator



On a lighter note, the Chicago Sun-Times did a piece about how technology is slowly infiltrating the wine ecosystem. There’s a nice mention of our friends at Hope Family Wines and their iPhone App, Wine DJ, as well.

Chicago Sun-Times


And last but certainly not least, the 19th annual Hospice du Rhone, held in late April, 2011 gets coverage from both the San Jose Mercury News and the Santa Barbara Independent. Can you name all 22 varietals?

San Jose Mercury News

Santa Barbara Independent


Until next time, cheers from Adelaida!

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