We’ve scoured the internet looking for Central Coast wine tasting coupons.
Print now! These are the free coupons we found for the Central Coast. Most are good at wineries in Paso Robles.
However, we also found coupons for wineries in Los Olivos, Solvang, Cambria, Templeton, Cayucos, and Buellton.
These free wine tasting coupons are ready to print. Most will allow two people to taste wine for the price of one. One or two are for complimentary wine tasting. Some also provide a discount on wine purchases.
Spending less on tasting fees gives you more money left to buy wine to take home with you. Read the coupons carefully to see if there are any restrictions. If you have any questions, give the winery a call.
Central Coast Wine Tasting Coupons – Click & Print
Andrew Murray Vineyards
Address: 2901 Grand Ave. Su. A, Los Olivos
Telephone: (805) 693-9644
Address: 7450 Vineyard Dr., Paso Robles, CA
Telephone: (805) 239-2200
Address: 476 First Street, Solvang, CA
Telephone: 805 693-4331
Cass Vineyard and Winery
Address: 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, CA
Telephone: (805) 239-1730
Address: 1315 North Bethel Road, 93465 Templeton, CA
Telephone: (805) 326-3463
Address: 131 N. Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA
Telephone: (805) 995-3036
Address: 555 Main St., Cambria, CA
Telephone: (805) 927-2670
Address: 9988 Chimney Rock, Paso Robles, CA
Telephone: (805) 226-8463
Address: 6121 East Hwy 246, Lompoc, CA
Telephone: 805 737-6222
Address: 2323 Tuley Road, Paso Robles, CA
Telephone: (805) 226-8022
Address: 343 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, CA
Telephone: 805 693-8864
Address: 2890 Grand Ave
93441 Los Olivos, CA
Telephone: (805) 688-8989
Address: 93441 Los Olivos, CA
Address: 1711 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang CA
Telephone: (805) 688-8554
Lion’s Peak Vineyards
Address: 1659 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA
Telephone: 805 693-5466
Lusso Della Terra
Address: 831 13th Street, Paso Robles, CA
Telephone: (805) 712-8883
Address: 9496 Santa Rosa Rd., Buellton, CA
Telephone: 805 688-2415
Address: 7110 Vineyard Dr., Paso Robles
Telephone: (805) 238-9593
Address: 2323 Tuley Road, Paso Robles, CA
Telephone: (805) 610-7659
Address: 7450 Estrella Rd., Paso Robles, CA
Telephone: (805) 467-0086
San Antonio Winery
Address: 2610 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles, CA
Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden
Address: 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, CA
Telephone: (805) 226-8881
Address: 2175 Arbor Road, Paso Robles, CA
Address: 6905 Foxen Canyon Rd., Los Olivos
Telephone: (805) 688-9339Vineyards
Have you used any of these central coast wine tasting coupons? If you have, please share your experiences with us in the comment section below.
Make plans now with this January 2017 Calendar of Events. Begin the new year by experiencing the best of the Wine Country.
There are many exciting things happening in January from special wine tastings, unique festivals, and even a cowboy vaudeville show. Learn more about each event by clicking on the links below.
January Events in the Wine Country
Head to the Calaveras County Gold Country for the Third Annual ‘Sourdough Slim’s Wild & Wooly Revue’ Concert” held in the historic mining town of Murphys on January 7th. Step back in time and revel in the fun of this vaudeville style cowboy show. Be prepared for a rollicking evening of outragous humor and song. Come earlier in the day to enjoy wine tasting at the more than 10 wine tasting rooms scattered around this small town; all within walking distance!
3rd Annual Blendfest on the Coast – Paso Robles: January 13-15 pairs the spectacular beauty of the Central Coast with the world class wines of Paso Robles. This unique festival showcases blended wines produced in the Paso Robles Wine Country. Attend the grand tasting, blending seminars, brunch, lunch, and a spectacular wine makers’ dinner. You’ll have the chance to sample wines from 32 Paso Robles wineries all in one location.
The Big Sur Forager Festival takes place in scenic Carmel on January 13-15. Events include a “Fungus Face-Off”, winemaker dinners, hikes, lavendar and beekeeping workshops, and vendor market. A unique event for you January 2017 calendar!
Celebrate the 25th Annual Winter Wineland on January 13-15 in northern Sonoma County. Meet the winemakers and taste limited production wines. Travel from winery to winery sampling delightful wines at each stop. It’s sure to be a fun-filled weekend surrounded by gorgeous Wine Country scenery.
Visit Santa Barbara on January 21 to attend the 6th Annual Winter Wine Classic
Experience California wine tasting along with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Taste hundreds of delicious wines and food along with lively music. It’s hard to beat the combination of wine, food, music, and sun that this festival has to offer.
January 21 is a Passport Day in the Santa Cruz Mountains There are four passport days each year. The big draw? Wineries that are not generally open to the public are open on Passport Days. As you visit each winery, a page of your Passport will be given a unique commemorative stamp. Passports are good for two years and allow you taste wine at each winery one time. Those wineries open throughout the year will allow you to use your passport any day they are open. This is a great way to explore Santa Cruz wineries.
Head to the hills on January 21 for the Art & Wine With Something More event held annually in Placerville. Taste wine from local wineries and food from area restaurants and caterers. Raffle, live and silent auctions, music and unique, original pieces of art created by talented artists.
Indulge yourself at the 18th Annual Crab, Wine, and Beer Festival held in Mendocino County. This 10 day festival is packed with one fun event after another. Enjoy family-style cioppino and crab feeds, gourmet crab dinners, food and wine pairings, crabbing adventures, a Wine Competition of local wines, and the Crab Cake Cook-off on January 28 that showcases the talents of local chefs. If you love crab, be sure to put this event on your January 2017 calendar!
Tour the Temecula Wine Country on January 28-29 for their annualTemecula Valley Barrel Tasting. Once each year these Southern California wineries open their doors for special barrel tastings paired with delicious food. Bottled wines will also be available for tasting at each winery. Travel at your own pace from winery to winery or sign up to ride the shuttle. This is the perfect day to explore the region!
If you have attended any of the events on this January 2017 Calendar, please leave a comment below. We would love to hear from you!
The battle of red wine vs. white wine continues. Many wine drinkers prefer red wines; while others prefer white wines. Some people enjoy both types of wines.
Do you know what makes these wines so different? Do you know what the differences actually are? Find out why there is this ongoing battle between these wines.
The Facts Behind Red Wine Vs. White Wine
How the Wine is Made
Red wine is usually made from red or black grapes crushed with their skins on. The skins are removed after the juice has fermented. Red wines have a more robust, richer flavor and more tannins due to this process. When drinking red wine, the dry puckery taste in your mouth is caused by the tannins. Tannins allow the wine to age longer before going bad.
White wine is usually made from white grapes after the skins and seeds have been removed. This is why white wines have much less tannins than you find in red wines. Less tannins also results in lighter bodied wines. Most white wines should be drank within a year or two of bottling.
Most people drink red wines at room temperature. Most wine experts recommend serving red wines a little cooler than room temperature. Strive for a temperature of 60 to 65 degrees. You can achieve this temperature by placing the wine in the refrigerator for approximately 15 minutes before serving.
Most people drink white wines chilled. Experts recommend serving white wines a little warmer; around 40 to 50 degrees is ideal. Remove white wines from the refrigerator approximately 15 minutes before serving to reach the correct temperature.
Red wines usually have higher levels of antioxidants than white wine. Numerous studies have shown that there are proven health benefits from drinking red wine. Red wine reduces the risk of heart disease, slows aging, increases good cholesterol, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, and improves our immune system. The wines that are the best for your health (they contain the most antioxidants) are Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Syrah.
Most white wines will contain slightly less calories than red wines. A four ounce glass of wine contains approximately 100 calories. However, it’s the alcohol content, not the color that affects the calories of a wine. The higher the alcohol content, the more calories you will be consuming.
What do you think about Red Wine Vs. White Wine?
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Have fun. . . throw a wine tasting party! This step by step guide on how to plan a tasting will guarantee everyone has a fabulous time. You don’t need to be a wine expert. The idea is to relax with friends. Assign each person or couple to bring a bottle of wine. Have them cover the bottle with paper or foil for a blind tasting. Blind tastings add intrigue to the evening. Make the wine tasting a pot luck. Friends will be happy to provide an appetizer, entree, or dessert.
1. Select a theme.
A theme will set the mood for conversation. The tasting could focus on sampling one particular varietal of wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, or whatever you decide. If you sample wines from a specific region or country such as Italy or France, the appetizers can also be from that region. Since everyone is always searching for a great everyday wine, you might consider tasting wines under a certain price. There are great wines to be found under $20, $15, or whatever amount you choose.
An interesting take on this idea is to buy both bargain wines and more expensive wines. Guests can be challenged to guess which wines are the bargain and which are the more expensive. If your guests are familiar with wine, you could provide different varieties of wine and have them guess which wine is which. Descriptions of each varietal could be provided to assist them.
2. Things You Will Need to Throw a Wine Tasting Party
One bottle of wine will serve a 2 ounce taste for up to 12 people. Plan on tasting a total of five or six different wines during the event. It’s overwhelming to sample too many. Serve the wine in clear wine glasses with stems. People should be able to see the wine. Guests should hold the glasses by the stem so that they do not affect the temperature of the wine.
Provide pitchers of water and dump buckets. These can be used to rinse the glasses between wines and some guests may have leftover wine they want to dump. Plain crackers should be available so tasters can cleanse their palate between wines. Print off Wine Scoring Sheets and provide pens for each guests to evaluate the wines.
3. Feed Your Guests
It’s a good idea to feed your guests when they first arrive. You don’t want them drinking wine on an empty stomach. Avoid strong flavored foods that will interfere with the flavors of the wine. This means no spicy foods, strong-flavored cheeses, or salty dishes (although they can be served after the tasting of the wines is concluded).
4. Wine Tasting Details
White wines should be chilled two to three hours in the refrigerator before serving. Red wines can be served at room temperature, but you could put them in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator an hour before serving to open and let them decant.
Number wines in the order you want to taste them. White wines should be tasted before red wines. Light wines go before heavy wines and dry wines before sweet wines. However, don’t stress over this. Everyone will be having fun and won’t even notice if the order isn’t perfect.
Take time to discuss the wines. Ask each guests to share their thoughts. Serve dessert, beverages, or even additional wine for your friends to enjoy after the tasting is over. If your guests don’t all know each other you might want to plan some fun icebreakers to get the party started. Actually, these activities are great even if everyone does know each other.
Your friends will be eager for you to throw a wine tasting party again!
The panoramic vineyard views, incredible wines, and outstanding customer service at MacRostie Winery make this a winery that you do not want to miss. Their magnificent tasting room, MacRostie Estate House, opened in the Russian River Valley a year ago. Designed by architect Doug Thornley, the tasting room is simply stunning. Gazing out over the vineyards from inside, every window frames a spectacular view.
As you approach the tasting room, someone greets you outside and hands you a glass of wine. It’s a warm welcome that sets the mood for the tasting you are about to experience. You are escorted inside and seated at your choice of outdoor or inside. Soon you are comfortably seated sipping wine while overlooking the scenic Russian River Valley.
Water and bread sticks are served along with generous samples of delicious wine. A knowledgeable server leads you through an unrushed, intimate tasting. The tasting includes side-by-side samples of their exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It’s an informative experience led by a friendly server who is focused on you and your group.
MacRostie Winery is led by founder Steve MacRostie and the talented winemaker, Heidi Bridenhagen. Together they are producing some of the finest wines in Sonoma County.
Winemaker Interview: Heidi Bridenhagen of MacRostie Winery
She is passionate about wine.
- Why did you become a winemaker?
- What training did you have to become a winemaker?
- What is your winemaking philosophy?
- What is the most challenging part of making wine?
- What is your favorite wine that you made?
- What is the best time to visit MacRostie Winery?
Being a winemaker involves working outdoors, science, and art. It is a dynamic career in a beautiful area, Sonoma County.
I have a biochemistry degree. I then worked five harvests being mentored in the varying areas of winemaking: cellar, viticulture, laboratory, tasting/blending.
I am a vineyard driven winemaker. I like to see how the land produces the fruit. I take cues from what I see to make winemaking decisions.
Trying to maximize your time during harvest. Everything has to be completed at just the right stage of the fruits’ life. It is hard to nail every single decision perfectly. I always want to do more. There never seems to be enough time in the day.
I love Wildcat Mountain Vineyard. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from that vineyard is unique and exquisite.
I always tell people to come any time after May. Enjoy our wonderful outdoor patios. The vines will be awake and green. I can pretty much guarantee that there will be no chance of rain at that time of year. However, I’ll throw it out there is NO bad time to visit Russian River Valley or MacRostie. Sometimes the quiet rainy days can be the best.
Plan a Visit to MacRostie Winery
Address: 4605 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA
Open daily 11AM – 5PM – Reservations are required on weekends.