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Plan a trip to California’s Central Coast wineries with this book

2013/05/23by Donna Hull

California vineyard on the Central Coast

Are you planning a trip to visit the wineries of the Central California Coast? With approximately 300 choices of wineries, tasting rooms and vineyards in the area, it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why I recommend picking up a copy of The California Directory of Fine Wineries Central Coast from Wine House, so that you can make the most of your trip.

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Written by K. Reka Badger and Cheryl Crabtree, with photography by Robert Holmes, The 2nd edition of The California Directory of Fine Wineries Central Coast prepares wine lovers for a trip to Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. You’ll discover boutique tasting rooms, working ranches, warehouse wineries and family-owned vineyards where the winemaker might be the one who pours the tasting. With full-page profiles of 51 Central Coast California wineries and a full-page photograph representing each winery, travelers will have no problem devising a wine tasting itinerary to maximize both time and interests.

A page on each winery describes the history and geography of the property, plus the types of wine produced. A sidebar contains contact information, owner’s name, location, appellation, hours of operation, cost for tastings, wines produced, specialties, winemaker, annual production plus special notes and information on nearby attractions.

After reading the introductory section, you’ll know how to read a wine label, understand the meaning of “appellation” and brushed up on the etiquette of wine tasting. And, even though Alan and I have visited the Central Coast wineries, the book lists many that we’ve yet to experience. I guess that means a repeat trip is in the works.

As part of our 5-year-on-the-internet celebration, Wine House Press is offering a copy of The California Directory of Fine Wineries Central Coast to one of our readers. Here’s how to enter:

Post a comment to tell us which central coast California winery you would like to visit.  Please include your email address for contact purposes. Giveaway ends on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at 11:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Winner will be announced as soon as possible. According to our general contest rules, the winner must be a U.S. resident and respond within 48 hours of receiving the notification email; or we chose another winner.

Disclosure: Wine House Press provided a copy of The California Directory of Fine Wineries Central Coast for our review and as a prize for this giveaway. The Amazon link has been included for your convenience but My Itchy Travel Feet does receive a small portion of the sale. Thanks for keeping us in business.

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UPDATE: May 31, 2013, 12:00 p.m: this contest has expired. As soon as the winner acknowledges receipt of my email, I’ll make the announcement.


A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure.

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