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New wine trail in San Miguel provides one easy route to premium wine & olive oil tasting

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Steve Kroener, Silver Horse

New Pleasant Valley Wine Trail Announced
for Paso Robles Wine Harvest Weekend October 16-18, 2009

New wine trail in San Miguel provides one easy route to premium wine & olive oil tasting

SAN MIGUEL, Calif. – October 9, 2009 – A group of seven premium Paso Robles wineries and one award-winning olive oil company today announced the formation of the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail

The Pleasant Valley Wine Trail is the newest group of Paso Robles wineries and businesses joining together to provide visitors with one easy route to premium wine tasting and olive oil sampling during the upcoming Wine Harvest Weekend held in Paso Robles, CA, October 16 – 18, 2009.

“As visitors are planning their routes for the upcoming Paso Robles Wine Harvest Weekend held October 16-18, 2009, we hope they’ll add the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail to their list,” said Steve Kroener of Silver Horse Winery. “There are so many wonderful treasures hidden in the hills of San Miguel, this trail provides an easy way to discover them all.”

Located in the beautiful rolling hills of San Miguel east of Paso Robles, the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail is minutes off Hwy 46 East, Hwy 101 North or Hwy 101 South.

Follow the 12-mile trail, marked with directional signs, for an unforgettable day in the wineries and amongst the vines experiencing the warm hospitality, hand-crafted wines, and undiscovered values this small yet diverse group has to offer.

About the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail

CINQUAIN CELLARS – Winery Open October 16 - 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cinquain Cellars is one of Paso’s newest wineries focused on estate grown reds, including Bordeaux, Rhône, and Port varieties. Their flagship wine and debut release, the 2006 Reserve Meritage Bordeaux blend, was awarded a Gold Medal and Best in Class of Region at the 2008 California State Fair, while Robert Parker Jr. calls their 2006 Syrah “…delicious and sexy...” . It is the culmination of a 20-year dream shared by Dave and Beth Nagengast. The winery is just 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles or Tobin James Cellars and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. during Wine Harvest Weekend. For more information or to schedule a private tasting appointment anytime, please email 6404 Independence Ranch Place, San Miguel, CA 93451. 805-400-5978

JUDD FAMILY WINES – Winery Open October 16 - 19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Even though the Judd Family has farmed in San Miguel for almost four decades, our winery and tasting room is a new addition to the growing list of wineries in this historic area. We present our wines in a spirit of value and everyday enjoyment, with three individual tiers to match any taste or occasion. In addition to the Bordeaux varietals and unique blends, we offer award winning bottling of varietals such as Tempranillo, Barbera, and Zinfandel. 2850 Ranchita Canyon Road, San Miguel, CA 93451. 805-467-2891

Come enjoy the full spectrum of our wines while you partake of the following complimentary activities during Harvest Wine Weekend:
Friday Oct. 16 – Monday, Oct. 19 – Complimentary tastings, special sales, and drawings for gifts
Saturday, October 17 – Carnitas and Mariachi Band
Sunday, October 18 – Wine and Cheese Pairing

RANCHITA CANYON VINEYARD - Winery Open Friday to Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ranchita Canyon Vineyard is located on the hills overlooking beautiful Pleasant Valley, and is family owned and operated by Bill and Teresa Hinrichs -- and their twins Adam and Anna. This is their 11th harvest, and they are now making estate wines from their rich, concentrated bold fruit. The vineyard's first vines were planted in 1970, and that fruit is used for their "Old Vine" Zinfandel and Petite Sirah wines. Additional varietals have been planted starting in 2000, and other wines available include three "signature" blends, six varietals, a delicious Cabernet "Port," and three new releases. Harvest is in full swing, and this is a great time to visit! Please stop by to meet the family, check out the unique hilly location and vineyard, and see how they are "taking wine to greater heights!" 3439 Ranchita Canyon Road, San Miguel, CA 93451. 805-467-9448

RIVERSTAR VINEYARDS – Winery Open Friday to Monday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
RiverStar Vineyards is family owned and operated. We have been growing great fruit in the beautiful Paso Robles area since 1986. In 2003, RiverStar wines were introduced from our tasting room in Cayucos. Our 2001 Syrah won a gold medal that year in San Francisco, and we were on our way. RiverStar’s winery and tasting room is now located in San Miguel at the “T” of Airport & Estrella Rd. Come and enjoy the quiet ambiance, watch the grapes grow and maybe stay at our Beautiful Vacation Rental. Our tasting room is open Friday thru Monday 12 to 5:00 p.m. Check out our website at

SILVER HORSE WINERY - Winery Open Friday to Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come taste and experience what everyone is talking about! Exceptional Bordeaux and Spanish varietal wines are what our family-run winery is all about. Sitting atop a hill in the Pleasant Valley, Silver Horse is a tasting experience unique to the central coast. With three beautiful patios in which to enjoy our delectable wines and bocce courts / horseshoe pits to keep you well entertained, you're sure to have a memorable time. Only 12 minutes from downtown Paso Robles, come join us and experience Silver Horse Winery for yourself! 2995 Pleasant Road, San Miguel, CA 93451. (805) 467-WINE (9463)

TACKITT FAMILY VINEYARDS – Winery Open October 16 – 18, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tackitt Family Vineyard wines are made using old style techniques in small lots to ensure the highest quality. The signature wine of Tackitt Family Vineyards is Gewurztraminer. It is produced Alsatian style of a slightly drier but intense fruit wine that complements a wide variety of foods. Along with Gewurztraminer, Tackitt Family Vineyards also produces a Bordeaux style blend, Cabernet, Zinfandel, Merlot and Riesling. In addition to these great wines, Tackitt Family Vineyards also produces a solera aged fortified dessert wine made from late harvest Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. Leon Tackitt, the head winemaker, a 27 year Navy veteran recently moved to the Paso Robles area to live out his dream of owning and operating a winery. Along with his dad, Boyd Tackitt they are producing exceptional wines. Winery is open 12p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information or to schedule a private tasting appointment, please call 805-296-0866 or email 6640 Von Dollen Road, San Miguel, CA 93451

TERRACE HILL OLIVE OIL CO. – Tasting Room Open October 16 – 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come in for a complimentary tasting of our award-winning Tuscan varietals olive oils and flavored oils along with cheese pairing. We also feature a large selection of house made gourmet meat rubs, herb blends and vinegars. We are located atop the beautiful hills of San Miguel at 2620, California Poppy Lane, San Miguel, CA 93451. Family owned and operated by Uwe and Martina Henze. Hours of operation: Saturday and Sunday from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Harvest Festival hours: Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 805-467-1906

VILLA SAN JULIETTE – Opening Soon – check website for details.
"Corkscrewed: The Wrath of Grapes" was a reality series following the trials and exploits of award-winning entertainment producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick as they made a major investment in a long held dream - owning their own vineyard. In 2006, the vineyard went into full transformation. New plantings including grapes such as Grenache, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc and Alicante Bouché have been added amongst the existing vines. Currently, we have 119 total planted acres. Also, under drastic transformation is our winery and events center. Plans to open the doors winter of 2009 are on track. 6385 Cross Canyons Road, San Miguel, CA 93451. 805-550-0522

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