Posted on April 13, 2020 - Press Releases

KROBAR and Willow Creek Distilleries Collaborate to Donate 220 Gallons of Sanitizer to SLO County’s Office of Emergency Services

The Paso Robles distilleries partnered to produce the equivalent of 5,000 bottles of sanitizer for San Luis Obispo County’s healthcare facilities and frontline workers.


The sanitizer will be delivered Monday, April 13 at 1:30pm at the county’s warehouse:

475 Kansas Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405.

Members of the...

Posted on April 07, 2020 - Press Releases

KROBAR Distillery Producing Sanitizer For Hospitals, Emergency Responders and Local Businesses

The Paso Robles-based distiller is currently working around the clock producing KROBAR Sanitizer to meet the huge demand from hospitals, and emergency service and public works departments. The sanitizer is also available to residents.

March 23, 2020 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – To do its part during the COVID-19 crisis...

Posted on March 30, 2020 - Press Releases

Registration Opens for the 2020 Central Coast Wine Competition

The region’s premier competition returns this year with an elite judging panel

(PASO ROBLES, CA) – The Central Coast Wine Competition, hosted annually by the California Mid-State Fair and sponsored by The Tribune and American General Media, is now accepting entries.

The Central Coast Wine Competition promotes...

Posted on March 30, 2020 - Press Releases

2020 California Craft Spirits Competition Registration Now Open

Competition showcases the finest artisan spirits from across the nation

(PASO ROBLES, CA) – The California Craft Spirits Competition (CCSC), hosted annually by the California Mid-State Fair, is now accepting entries. Distilleries can register at

The CCSC helps promote the craft distillers that are producing the finest...

Posted on February 18, 2020 - Press Releases

Saturday’s Santa Barbara Wine Auction Honored Local Farmworkers

Proceeds from the biennial event supported Direct Relief and Community Health Centers, which provide medical services to Santa Barbara’s farm laborers and their families.


Stolpman Vineyards was awarded this year’s Vintner Honoree.

Actor Billy Baldwin emceed the dinner and auction.

Feb. 18, 2020 (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The...

Posted on February 12, 2020 - Press Releases

Wine Business Monthly Names Thacher a ‘Hot Brand’ of 2020

Lauded as a leader of Paso Robles’ new, gentler style of wine, the magazine cites the winery’s culture of experimentation and successful use of unique grape varieties.

Feb. 12, 2020 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – Wine Business Monthly magazine has named Thacher Winery and Vineyard to its annual top-ten...