Paso Robles Festival of the Arts
Fermented Arts Wine Trail
- Travel Channel’s Sand Masters at work.
Welcome to another fun-filled day on the Central Coast of California! The Paso Robles Festival of the Arts was a place to build sandcastles, dance to live music and visit with various local artists over Memorial Day weekend.
- The Youngest Sand Castle Master
Children of all ages played in the sand castle arenas. There were so many different tools to use and with a little technique and a lesson or two, we can all start training for Travel Channel’s Sand Masters!
Stilt walkers dancing to the music from the live band. It was quite a spectacle!
There was a vast array of artists and craftspeople with paintings, watercolors, blown and cut glass, handmade jewelry, photography and ceramics to name a few. Above, some beautiful glass work by a local artist.
The Paso Robles Park was decorated in celebration of the festival. There were colorful ribbons high up in the tall shady trees for everyone to admire.
The Fermented Arts Wine Trail
On the second day of the festival, the Fermented Arts Wine Trail began! We participated in the #fermentedarts competition to win a case of various wines from the ten participating wineries. To participate, you had to visit three of the participating wineries and either post to your Instagram or have your brochure stamped. We are huge fans of all of the wineries that participated and have high hopes for the raffle!
On our wine trail, we had to pick three of the following wineries: Anglim Winery, Cypher Winery, Halter Ranch Vineyard, L’Aventure, Le Vigne, Lone Madrone, Opolo Vineyards, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Vina Robles Winery and Windward Vineyard. We ended up attending Cypher, Lone Madrone and Vina Robles. Each were unique in their own way.
Cypher appeals to a younger, hipster generation with saucy-named labels and nontraditional descriptions. I absolutely loved their beautiful red glass chandeliers, their tasting room is in the bottom right of the collage. http://www.cypherwinery.com/
Lone Madrone is a smaller label, with several dry-land irrigated varietals. Lone Madrone has very hand-crafted wines, for the wine connoisseur looking for something they’ve never had before. I can still remember the distinguished wines from Lone Madrone. The tasting room from Lone Madrone can be viewed in the upper right corner of the collage. http://www.lonemadrone.com/
Vina Robles sits on a parcel of land just off Hwy 46, with a grandeur tasting room and amphitheater underway. Vina Robles has multiple wine lists, estate, reserve and petite sirah; based on our tastings, the reserve and petite sirah were worth the upgrade. My husband enjoyed his so much, we are now members of their wine club! http://www.vinarobles.com/
With nearly 200 wineries in San Luis Obispo, there’s something for everyone!
Thank you for exploring the beautiful Central Coast with us!
Until next time,
Angelina, Joe and Charlie