Central Coast Uncorked

Central Coast Uncorked

By Central Coast Uncorked
Virtually visit new wineries each week. We taste at wineries on the Central Coast of California and share the experience and our thoughts with you!
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Parrish Family Vineyards
Parrish has all the elements for the best tasting experiences: a great history, beautiful property, plenty of space for groups, good wine, food, AND coffee! You really cannot go wrong with a visit to Parrish. We hope you enjoy this episode, even if it is a bit noisier than others (they were busy, which is good!) and a bit rushed at the end (we had dinner plans people!).  Happy Tasting! - Jamie & Chenise
35:31
March 13, 2020
The Story of Eberle Winery
Eberle is a well-known east side Paso staple. If you've driven out or into town on the 46 East Highway you've likely seen their sign advertising their cave tours. Despite being so well known, one of us had never been and the other had not visited in over a decade. We broke that streak on Sunday morning and are so glad that we did! You'll get to follow along as we go on one of the cave tours and then hear an intimate conversation with the founding winemaker, Gary Eberle. We hope that you enjoy this episode and it inspires you to go and visit them soon! Happy Tasting! - Jamie & Chenise
1:09:04
March 6, 2020
Pianetta Winery
Pianetta was one of the first tasting rooms to open in downtown Paso Robles. Conveniently located on 13th Street this is a perfect stop on your way to dinner or as part of a downtown tasting room crawl. Tune in to hear about the wines offered and to hear the story of their label.
35:03
February 28, 2020
Broken Earth in Paso Robles
Broken Earth moved to a new location in the middle of 2019 and we are loving the new space. Personally not having visited them in several years, this was the perfect time for a reintroduction. The spacious tasting room will accommodate your large group needs and the kitchen will accommodate your large appetite needs - just kidding! But they do have food and wine and music, what’s not to love?! Happy tasting!
44:29
February 21, 2020
A Peek Thru Time at Steinbeck Vineyards
Steinbeck Vineyards and the family behind it have been in the Paso Robles area for 7 generations. That's quite a legacy and quite a long time to have been growing grapes. Their own label is more recent, established in 2006, but the care they put into their farming shows through in the wines you taste and the setup of the tasting room. Stop in to try the Cabernet (our favorite) and stay for the stories.  Happy Tasting!  - Jamie & Chenie
29:36
February 7, 2020
The Options Are Endless at Madeline's in Cambria!
You may have heard of Madeline's when looking for a restaurant in Cambria, but did you know that it is also a wine shop offering wine tasting? And in another twist they have no set tasting menu! So what does that mean for you? It means that when you go in, whether alone or in a group, you'll get a flight of wines customized to your taste and preferences. You're practically guaranteed to find something you love and since the wines they carry are all local you may even find a new label who's tasting room you want to visit. Win-win!  Don't let the drive to Cambria scare you away if you are from SLO or South County - the route is beautiful and the wine (and food!) are worth it! Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
26:39
January 31, 2020
Pelletiere Estate Vineyard & Winery
Having been to Pelletiere once before (and buying a case if I recall correctly), we knew we were in for a treat when we visited earlier this month. Pelletiere showcases Italian varietals, which while not completely rare in Paso are definitely not the norm. Lagrein and Nebbiolo are rarer varietals to see and Pelletiere has them both. The wines are balanced and made to invite you to drink them immediately, but if you can resist they'll hold up nicely if you want to showcase them at next year's Thanksgiving!  Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
44:51
January 24, 2020
Ranchita Canyon Vineyard
Tucked in the east side hills of Paso, behind a large, well-known winery, is Ranchita Canyon Vineyard. Well worth the short trek from Paso, their tasting room is family run, welcoming, and has plenty to offer red wine aficionados! With lots of unusual and interesting red blends, as well as the extremely rare Cabernet Pfeffer, you're sure to find something you love and learn something new! Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
36:20
January 17, 2020
Kula Vineyards, A Downtown Atascadero Gem
Downtown Atascadero is rapidly evolving, and with that has been an influx of new businesses. One of those being the tasting room for Kula Vineyards. Located on Entrada, the tasting room is bright, open, and inviting - to everyone including your furry friend! Stop by for a tasting flight, a glass (or a bottle), and then mosey on down the street to some of the retail shops for a leisurely afternoon with a friend. We know you won't regret it! Happy Tasting! - Jamie & Chenise
33:29
January 10, 2020
Kicking off 2020 at Cordant Nelle!
Welcome to 2020! We are back with a second season and we’re starting off at Cordant|Nelle. We hope you enjoy this episode! Happy Tasting —- Chenise & Jamie
44:29
January 3, 2020
The Last Episode - Season 1
We made it to the end of Season 1!!!! Thank you to everyone who listened to us and the wineries that hosted us! We’ve had an incredible first season and we’re so excited to come back January 3rd, 2020! Until then, happy tasting!!
12:34
November 1, 2019
Center of Effort
We're back in Edna Valley for a stop at Center of Effort! Open by appointment, Center of Effort focuses their efforts (see what I did there?) on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Tune in to hear more about their wines, approach and most importantly... our thoughts!! Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
55:46
October 25, 2019
Learning the Law
In one of our favorite episodes (and stops) yet, we visited Law Estate Wines in Paso Robles. A gorgeous building and setting is perfectly complemented by the gorgeous wines. We had the pleasure of sitting down with the head winemaker, Philipp Pfunder, and gaining a ton of in depth knowledge from him on the wines, vines, and everything in between.  We hope that you enjoy this episode and make Law Estate Wines a stop on your list the next time you are in Paso! Happy Tasting! -Jamie & Chenise
56:04
October 18, 2019
Tablas Creek
This week we take you to Tablas Creek in Paso Robles for a private seated flight. We hope you enjoy this episode and pay a visit to Tablas Creek! Be sure to make a reservation and taste through the flight that includes En Gobelet, for a real treat! Happy Tasting -Jamie & Chenise
49:56
October 11, 2019
Farm to Glass at Vines on the Marycrest
You know that very first episode of Portlandia where they're insisting on going to meet the chicken and see where it lives before they order the chicken dish at a restaurant? Well, wine has caught up to food and we know that one of the biggest movements in the industry right now is this concept of "vine to glass" or natural wine. Want to go and taste where you can see vines on the hill in front of you, and the hands pouring your tasting are also the hands picking the grapes? Yes? Then stopping at Vines on the Marycrest is a must-do when you visit Paso wine country. All hand crafted wines with minimal intervention and a great story to boot, we know you'll find a wine to love when you visit. Check out the episode to hear more about Vines on the Marycrest, the wines they have, and their overall story! Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
36:50
October 4, 2019
Lusso Della Terra
Lusso Della Terra may mean "Luxury of the Land" but you certainly don't have to be rolling up in the Uber Black service to be able to afford their wines! We loved the down to earth feel of the tasting room and the co-owner, Megan, as well as the value of their hospitality experience. Their $15 tasting fee includes the typical flight of wine, cheese pairing with all of the wines, AND a tour of the facilities - if you choose to take them up on it (which you should).  We hope this episode gives you the details on the need to knows of this stop in East Paso! Happy Tasting! -Jamie & Chenise
31:22
September 27, 2019
TOP Winery - A top stop!
Top Winery is located in Tin City in Paso Robles. Tin City is home to at least a dozen wineries and tasting rooms and it's can be hard to stand out, but Top certainly does. Aside from having great wine, the hospitality, attention to detail, and warmth of the host (likely either the winemaker, Stanley, or his wife, Elena) help them shine.  We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Top on a Sunday morning, and appreciated that Elena postponed her trip to visit family to host us! In the Paso area or planning to visit the region soon? Visit www.topwinery.com to book your appointment and get on their mailing list! Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
44:30
September 20, 2019
Victor Hugo Winery
Come for the wine and stay for the wine... and the cheese... and the dog (Stella)... and the barn owls! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Victor Hugo Winery. We've been uncovering some of the original wine pioneers in our last few episodes and we are loving it! The history that goes along with each bottle is what makes wine so unique. We hope you enjoy this *virtual* visit as much as we enjoyed it in real life. Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
26:29
September 6, 2019
Plan Your Escape to Dunning Vineyards
Dunning Vineyards has been a west Paso staple for decades! We had never had the pleasure of visiting them but we finally made it out there a few weeks back. We fell in love with the location and the guest suite that's on the property - we're told a bottle of wine is included with your stay! Tune in and see what Dunning is all about! Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
39:24
August 30, 2019
An Afternoon At Torrin
We think that the most important things to know about Torrin is in their "We Are" statement. It's printed on the wall in their Paso Robles tasting room and it goes:  "We are artists, farmers, chemists, parents, and friends. We are grateful. We are small but on the verge of something big. We are believers in sustainability. We are in awe of our children. We are optimistic, passionate, and curious. We are laborers, visionaries, and good dinner guests. We are  aware we should be doing more. We are dedicated to creating beautiful wines from the ground up. We are up for the challenges. We are Scott and Viquel Hawley and our two boys Reece and Gage. We are family and together we are Torrin." Simple and clear, it sums up our visit - small production but gorgeous wines, destined to be something big. Happy tasting! -Jamie & Chenise
33:19
August 23, 2019
Villa Creek Cellars
It's not super common for us to like every single wine we taste at one stop, even at places were we are members. But Villa Creek Cellars is a standout in that we liked, maybe even loved???, every single wine we tried while there.  We stopped in on a hot weekend afternoon, enjoyed the sanctuary of their beautiful and cool tasting room, talked about the O.G. Villa Creek restaurant, and learned a lot about the wine and sustainable farming! Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
28:59
August 16, 2019
Unique Wine at Paix Sur Terre
Join us this week at Paix Sur Terre in West Paso Robles! We explore the unique white wines they have as well as some yummy Mourvedré. Definitely a must stop for white wine and mourvedré lovers alike! The quaint tasting room is inviting, the outside patio is relaxing, and the wines are delicious! Happy Tasting! -Jamie & Chenise
35:27
August 10, 2019
The Instagram Live Episode
We don’t have an experience episode this week, but we do have us doing an “Instagram Live” style episode. We’re eating bread and drinking wine and bringing you along.
08:21
August 3, 2019
A Good Ol' Country Stop - Iron Oaks Winery
Iron Oaks Winery is a brand new tasting room on the outskirts of downtown Paso Robles. Easy to find, easy to access, and easy to love. This is the place to come with a party and to have a party. The tasting room vibes are industrial meets country and it's the perfect blend, just like the wines.  Doug was a great time and we enjoyed getting to know him, his back story in the industry, and tasting through his four wines. Tune in to hear all about it and then head to Paso to experience the magic firsthand! Happy Tasting! - Jamie & Chenise
24:38
July 26, 2019
Mama Tempranillo
It's not often you find a woman owned and mostly woman operated winery in our area. Bodegas Paso Robles was founded by winemaker Dorothy Schuler, colloquially  called "Mama Tempranillo" for being one of the pioneering winemakers focusing on tempranillo and other Spanish/Portuguese varietals in the Paso area. We stopped in on a Sunday morning and thoroughly enjoyed our visit - top to bottom. Many of the wines are perfect for pairing with your summer activities and meals, and location cannot be beat. Located in the heart of Paso Robles, it's the perfect stop along your walking tour of the downtown district. We don't want you to miss this stop, but we also don't want you to drink up all that yummy albariño......  Happy Tasting! -Jamie & Chenise
35:54
July 19, 2019
Stop at Stolo on Santa Rosa Creek Road!
Staying with the Cambria theme we're taking you to Stolo! Known for their Pinot Noir we also found their white wine program to be varied and great for a summer tasting on a day spent escaping the triple digit north county heat! Go check them out! Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
34:19
July 12, 2019
Twin Coyotes Winery
We stopped in to Twin Coyotes on a Sunday afternoon and tasted through the extensive selection of wines. It was real work but we tried them ALL for you ;) Listen in to see what's in store for you on your next tasting visit and to hear our faves. Happy tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
32:29
July 5, 2019
Budget Wine vs Splurge Bottles
What's in the price difference? Is more expensive wine REALLY that much better? We put three grocery store bottles up against three higher priced bottles, and give you the real low down.  Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
20:38
June 28, 2019
Impress Your Friends at Tolosa - Part II
We're finally coming through with the second half of our Tolosa episode. Follow along as we finish off the flight of single vineyard offerings, talk about only children, wine labels, and soil!  Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
35:22
June 21, 2019
Welcome to Montana!
We take you along on our family vacation to Montana as we try some of the local wine. Ever had wine out of Montana? Tune in and we'll give you the low down on the good and the not so great. Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
24:44
June 14, 2019
Impress Your Friends at Tolosa - Pt. 1
Join us at Tolosa this week as we justify why Tolosa ticks two of our boxes: solid stops and impress your friends! The tasting was so good and thorough that we split it into two parts. This week listen as we go through four wines: two whites and two reds. Next week will be the remaining reds. Happy Tasting! -Jamie & Chenise
31:31
May 31, 2019
A Journey To France
For our 20th!!!! Episode, we decided to do something a little different. We're taking you to France... in Montana. It's confusing but just got with it! Happy tasting!
31:50
May 24, 2019
Sextant - A South County AND North County Option
We stopped into Sextant's Edna Valley tasting room on a weekday afternoon. We were a bit surprised to find it rather bustling and busy, despite it being mid-week. The tasting room is charming and well-appointed and the wines match.  A fun, light-hearted stop, Sextant is the perfect place to take out-of-town visitors, friends with kids, or larger groups! Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
21:42
May 17, 2019
Atascadero Stops - Ruby Cellars
When you think of wine tasting, Atascadero may not be first on your destination list. However, Ruby Cellars is an easy and convenient stop and is even open later than any other tasting room! So stop in, virtually with us and then in person after you listen. Happy tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
42:18
May 10, 2019
Monochrome Winery - Expand Your (White Wine) Horizons
We visited Monochrome Winery for this week's podcast episode. It was so much fun exploring new white wines and wines that were different from they typical offering. We hope you enjoy the audio! Happy Tasting! Chenise & Jamie
38:26
May 4, 2019
Timbre - Part II
Take two at Timbre! This week we're catching you up on the red wines at Timbre Winery. We also want to apologize for some of the scratchy sound quality (we think we're DJs) that crops up toward the end of the recording. Our trusty recording device ran low on battery juice during our visit and we had to switch to our backup mic, which got a little scratchy. We left most of the audio in because there's some good info that comes through, but we know it can be hard to listen to! Thanks for sticking it out with us. Happy tasting, we'll have a fresh place for you next week! - Jamie & Chenise
37:32
April 26, 2019
Timbre - Part I
This week we are taking you to Timbre. Timbre has an adorable tasting room in an old craftsman house nestled in the village of Arroyo Grande. They’ve got plenty of wines to try and virtually something for everyone. They have so many choices, in fact, that we’ve split our visit into two parts. Part one this week will let you explore their white wine program and even a little something extra. Happy Tasting!
31:35
April 20, 2019
The Fableist - Tin City Staple
We visited The Fableist Wine Co on  Sunday morning and were impressed with all the offerings. Especially since all the offerings are $20! Check out this episode to hear more about what the Fableist pours, the story behind the name, and the story behind the fabled prices! Happy Tasting!
38:38
April 12, 2019
We Made An A.P.P.!!!
Instead of taking you inside one winery this week, we’re giving you the opportunity to learn more about several- thru our brand new app! Listen in to hear about the app we created and then go download!
18:43
April 5, 2019
A Peek Into Locatelli Vineyard and Winery
You know that feeling when you’re so sure that you already know everything about a certain thing or area and then you realize you’ve been wrong and actually know nothing? That was the feeling we got after visiting Locatelli. I knew that I hadn’t been to ALL the wineries in this area, but I felt sure that I’d been to all the really good ones or at least heard of them. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Locatelli is a gem and Wiley was a fantastic guide through our whole experience there. Tune in and discover Locatelli! Happy Tasting! - Chenise and Jamie
38:40
March 29, 2019
Down by the Riverstar
This time change has us dreaming about long, hot summer afternoons that bleed into more tolerable evenings. Evenings spent sipping on wine, sitting on a large lawn, listening to some local music and watching kids and dogs play. Do you know the perfect spot to do ALL those things? We discovered one such spot when we visited Riverstar Winery a couple weeks back. They’ve got a lot to offer as a stop along the Pleasant Valley Wine trail. Check it out and then go check them out! Happy Tasting! - Chenise & Jamie
28:38
March 22, 2019
YOLO SO SOLO
This week is a little bit of a change of pace. We’re not releasing an episode about a winery, but we still wanted to touch base. It’s short and sweet, and just Jamie this time around. We will be back next week with some freshfresh content!
08:29
March 15, 2019
Le Vigne...Lasagne...We love-eh
There’s nothing we like better than some nibbles with our wine. Wine is meant to go with food, plus it helps to have something in your stomach when you’re tasting at 5 places in a day, right? Le Vigne in Paso Robles is doing the pairing thing right, plus they have a whole cheese ROOM. That’s right, cheese room.
37:56
March 8, 2019
Visiting Sinor La-Valle
Another week, another winery! But don’t worry, this isn’t just another hum-drum visit. This week we sat down and drank some wine in Avila Beach at the Sinor La-Valle tasting room. We learned how to correctly pronounce the name, more about biodynamic wine, and got to try a pet-nat, which you don’t normally see around here! We hope our visit inspires you to check out Sinor La-Valle next time you’re in Avila. Happy Tasting!
39:30
March 1, 2019
Episode 7 - Clos Solène
This week we leave the more southern end of the county and head to Paso Robles. Tag along as we visit Clo Solène, which is an appointment only experience. Visiting their estate tasting room was such a fun experience, and we learned a ton about their wine and about all the French people in the area! Enjoy!
40:14
February 22, 2019
Episode 6 - Morovino
This time around we visited Morovino in lovely Avila Beach! Morovino specializes in Italian varietals. We had a lovely visit with the owner and winemaker. She told us all about the wines and how she became a winemaker. Enjoy! Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
27:11
February 15, 2019
Episode 5 - Piedra Creek Winery
This week the focus is on the story behind the wine. We spent a lovely afternoon with the owner and founder of Piedra Creek Winery, Margaret. She and her husband started the winery and the effort and attention they have put into this creation is amazing. The wines were delicious and we can't wait to share this with you. NOTE: The audio quality on this episode is not the best. We HAVE taken steps to make sure we only bring you the best quality audio in the future. However, by the nature of recording on the fly, sometimes things don't go as planned, and we're not able to control the outside elements or record in a perfect studio environment each time. We hope that the trade off of getting to hear the inside scoop makes up for it. Happy Tasting! -Jamie & Chenise
40:45
February 8, 2019
Episode 4 - Croma Vera Wines
This week we stopped in at Croma Vera Wines, conveniently located in San Luis Obispo proper. Just a quick run down Broad Street before it turns into Highway 227, Croma Vera is the perfect gateway to Edna Valley, or just a great spot to relax after work on a weekday! If you stop in, check out our top picks: the Albariño, for white wine lovers, and the Revelación blend, for you red wine drinkers! Convenience and the unique grapes (Croma Vera focuses on Spanish varietals) are the big draws here. Interested in tasting here for 1/2 off? Of course you are! Stay tuned to our social media this week as we'll be giving away opportunities to taste at Croma Vera! As always, check us out on the interwebs and be our friend on social: www.centralcoastuncorked.com www.fb.com/centralcoastuncorked www.instagram.com/centralcoastuncorked Happy Tasting! -Jamie & Chenise
28:50
February 1, 2019
Episode 3 - Autry Cellars
The third episode of our podcast takes us to Autry Cellars in Edna Valley. We spent some time on a lovely Sunday afternoon getting to know the winemaker and owner. A surprising gem this stop is probably the one that stands out most in our minds, so far. This is a true, authentic, experience. An off the grid, off the beaten path, glimpse into what wine tasting used to be more like- unassuming, not pretentious, focused just on wines. We hope you enjoy this episode! We would love to hear your feedback in thoughts in a review, Facebook or Instagram comment, or an email through our website! Let's connect! http://www.centralcoastuncorked.com Facebook: http://www.fb.com/centralcoastuncorked Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/centralcoastuncorked Happy Wine Tasting! -Jamie & Chenise
32:24
January 25, 2019
Episode 2 - Saucelito Canyon
We are back with a second episode! That's right, we haven't given up yet. This time we give you an inside look at the tasting experience at Saucelito Canyon in Edna Valley. The specialty here is actually Zinfandel grown in the Arroyo Grande valley, so a little different than some of the other stops in Edna. We hope you enjoy hearing about the wine, and Jamie's Duck Dynasty husband. We would love to cater our visits toward what you want to hear, so connect with us on social media and voice your desires! You can find us on Facebook: www.fb.com/centralcoastuncorked Instagram: www.instagram.com/centralcoastuncorked AND you can also now find us on the interwebs at www.centralcoastuncorked.com Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss any future episodes! Happy Tasting! -Chenise & Jamie
34:03
January 18, 2019
Starting Out at Talley Vineyards
Welcome! We hope you enjoy our inaugural episode! For the first episode of Central Coast Uncorked, we visited Talley Vineyards in Arroyo Grande, CA. We had a lovely time on a Sunday morning in December and enjoyed the tasting experience. We also took home some Quite Franc-ly which we also enjoyed!! Please subscribe if you'd like to hear more of our upcoming episodes and adventures. We would also love to connect with you on social media so feel free to drop us a line or visit us on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/centralcoastuncorked OR @centralcoastuncorked Instagram: www.instagram.com/centralcoastuncorked OR @centralcoastuncorked Be sure to check out our website (www.centralcoastuncorked.com) and be on the lookout for our curated wine tasting guides coming soon! Thanks for listening! - Jamie & Chenise
37:44
January 5, 2019