Entries by Brad Jobmann

Spotlight: Vines on the Marycrest

The hot summer days and cool coastally influenced nights may have been great for growing almonds in years past, but Victor and Jenni of Vines on the Marycrest believe they’re even better for growing grapes. Specifically the Zinfandel, Tempranillo, and Rhône varieties such as Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Viognier they grow on their 26 acres […]

Paso Robles Wine Regions

The Paso Robles Wine Country is a large and diverse region. The designated AVA (American Viticultural Area) covers 614,000 acres with close to 40,000 of those in vineyards. It produces a large number of varietals. While the first vines planted in the area in the late 1700’s were Zinfandel, the most common now are Cabernet […]

Wine Tasting 101 in Paso Robles

Perhaps the thought of wine tasting conjures up mental pictures of stoic wine snobs swirling, squinting at, sniffing, slurping, and spitting that make the process look tedious and tiring. Why would you spend a beautiful Paso Robles day doing something so mundane? There are reasons the pros do what they do but the rest of […]