When a Research & Development trip means wine tasting and eating your way through Santa Barbara (SB) and Paso Robles (Paso), you know you’ve found the right job.
Back in March, we took an R&D trip up to Santa Barbara and Paso Robles. Having spent a decent amount of time in SB in the past, we were looking forward to tasting through Paso, as we had spent little time there before. The purpose of visiting these regions of California was to taste new wine, meet with a various winemakers, and to learn more about the general lay of the land. Below you will find our itinerary.
If you are looking for new, up and coming wineries to visit, head to Santa Barbara and/or Paso Robles. The wine makers are unique, innovative and aren’t afraid of trying new things…believe us when we tell you, they are on to something! If you find yourself planning a trip, don’t hesitate to reach out. We will guide you in the right direction and help you make the most of your time. Until the next trip…Cheers!
Argaux Santa Barbara/Paso Robles R&D Trip
Sunday, March 26th ~ SB
7:30pm Somerset Restaurant
Patio @ Somerset Restaurant
One of our favorite winemakers ~ Marc Piro (he makes killer Pinot Noir)
Bottling @ Au Bon Climat
Jim Clendenen, owner of ABC ~ he made an amazing gourmet lunch for us!
No shortage of wine during lunch
Marc giving us a tour
Grassini Family Vineyards
Grassini Family Vineyards is a must visit
Happy Canyon ~ drive to & from Grassini Family Vineyards
Crisp morning in Paso
Touring & Tasting at Denner Vineyards
Adelaida Vineyards Tasting Room
After tasting quite a bit of Red Wine
Onx Tasting Room in Tin City
Wasabi & Ginger (the two dogs) wanted some attention while we were touring
Tour of Onx Vineyard
Tractor Shed Bar ~ a place for guests to hangout while at the vineyard
We met Brian while traveling through Europe ~ we were glad to finally get to Paso and taste more of his wine!
Pictures don’t do Onx vineyard justice
Thursday, March 30th ~ SB
9:30am Ernst Storm
Wine for Breakfast
Cheers from your Pocket Somm! – ARGAUX