Posted on August 13, 2016 - Client Press

Pepper Bridge Winery - Great Northwest Wine

Pepper Bridge Winery 2013 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $50 - Great Northwest Wine 

The early pages of this storied collaboration of Norm McKibben and Jean-François Pellet include the first vintage of estate Merlot in 1999, and this release serves as an introduction to (at least) three consecutive warm vintages of...

Posted on August 11, 2016 - Client Press

​Wine grapes ripen across SLO County, indicating an early harvest - The Tribune

Veraison — wine grapes’ onset of ripening and change in color — is underway on the Central Coast, portending another early harvest for most wineries.

In vineyards around SLO County, red wine grapes have started to soften and turn from green to purple, as white wine grapes take on a...

Posted on August 08, 2016 - Client Press

​Rhone Rangers tasting a hit - Santa Clarita Valley Signal

The seminar featured seven wineries, three with white wine and four with red. The advantage of a seminar tasting is that you get educated on the wine in front of you and get insights from the winemaker. The disadvantage is that you generally only have one sample per winery, so...

Posted on August 03, 2016 - Client Press

​Rhone Rangers Los Angeles tasting is this Saturday! – wine-stained lens

Rhone Rangers Los Angeles tasting is this Saturday!

I’ll take any opportunity I can think up to drive up to Paso Robles for a little quality wine-tasting time–but one of the benefits of living in a big city like Los Angeles is that sometimes the good wine comes to YOU.


Posted on August 01, 2016 - Client Press

​The Employee Garden - Halter Ranch Vineyard Blog

If you’ve been out to the winery recently you may have noticed something besides grapevines covering our beautiful landscape – the Halter Ranch Employee Garden. In the past we have had a small summer garden but this year we increased it to a quarter acre. We sat down with our 

Posted on July 30, 2016 - Client Press

​Adventure travel in SLO County: Zip-lining and more - The Tribune

Since Margarita Adventures opened in 2011 at Santa Margarita Ranch, it has grown from four to six zip lines, and recently debuted its 2,800-foot double-barrel tandem line, where riders soar at heights up to 160 feet over a steep canyon. With speeds of up to 60 miles per...