Heath Family Wines: Crafting Excellence Across Collections

    Heath Family Wines is not a single winery, but a collection of different wineries under one umbrella brand. This wine consortium includes Grape Creek Vineyards, Heath Sparkling Wines, Invention Vineyards, and Jenblossom Cellars, each contributing to a diverse range of wines.         The people behind Heath Family Wines, Brian, and […]

Onx Winery Pays Tribute to Paso Robles

Onx Winery Pays Tribute to Paso Robles

  In one wine region of California, Onx Winery began with a family’s passion for wine while paying tribute to the unique terroir of Paso Robles. It all started when Steve and Brenda Olson decided on a second career in wine. Steve owned a Seal Beach-based real estate firm specializing in affordable housing.  They purchased […]

The Story of McPrice Myers Winery

There’s something about McPrice “Mac” Myers, the Winemaker and Co-owner of McPrice Myers, that inspires wine enthusiasts to get personally involved. That’s what happened with now Associate Winemaker Adrian Perez and Co-Owner Venus Lai once they tasted Mac’s wines.     The journey took them from members of the wine club to full-time employees. In […]

The Art of Hospitality in Paso Robles

          My first trip to Paso Robles was in 2016 on a press tour and I remember it was one of regional discovery. We visited some great wineries and winemakers, we had some unique experiences and we really got a glimpse into the diversity of the region.   I wrote about […]

Paso Robles – Diversity, Development and Destination

        It’s been six years since I’ve had the opportunity to visit Paso Robles, a large, diverse appellation located within San Luis Obispo County in California. Back then it had a Wild West feel to it as the region was diverse and rapidly developing with the special things that would differentiate it […]

LXV Winery is an Experience for the 65 Senses

LMX is an Experience for the 65 Senses

        The phrase ‘variety is the spice of life’ was first seen in 1785, in William Cowper’s poem The Task.  “Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor”, he said. Neeta Mittal, co-owner of LXV Winery, not only believes that should be the case with wines, but […]

Back in the Saddle Again

          It’s been over two and a half years and I’m finally back in the saddle again.  Next week I’m going to not one, but two conferences — the Wine Writer’s Education Tour (WWET) and Hospice du Rhône’s flagship event in Paso Robles, California.         And I couldn’t […]

Virtual Paso Robles CAB Camp

Virtual Paso Robles CAB Camp Panel

          The wines of Paso Robles have always translated beautifully from the vineyard to the glass to provide a perspective of the region. The Paso Robles CAB Collective, SommFoundation, and the Global Diagram of Wine decided to emphasize that point with the creation of the Paso Robles CAB Camp.   Creatively, they […]

Virtual Barrel Tasting with Alta Colina Winery

  In April, I was supposed to be attending my third annual Wine Writers’ Educational Tour, a media “deep dive” into AVAs, terroirs and varieties, scheduled this year in Paso Robles.  Like most wine events this year, it was postponed due to the pandemic. Virtual barrel tasting with Alta Colina So instead of touring a […]

Sixmilebridge Vineyard: The Second Chapter of Jim Moroney

Sixmilebridge vineyard

Sixmilebridge Vineyard: The Second Chapter of Jim Moroney   Jim Moroney, Proprietor Sixmilebridge Vineyard For forty years, Jim Moroney was a champion of free press and led Dallas’ only daily paper through a digital transformation. But as he told me, “When you work for a public company like A.H. Belo Corporation, you have a shelf […]