Wine Happenings along the Central Coast By Barrie Cleveland

A new, major wine event is coming to the Central Coast, local wineries are hosting wine and food pairings and a new winery has opened its doors for tasting.

Autry Cellars is now open for tasting among the barrels of his artisan winery at 835 Capitolio Way in San Luis Obispo. Steve Autry has been making wine for well over a decade producing a dozen different wines including many lesser known varietals such as, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Tempranillo. The working winery is within the city limits, so no vineyard tours here, but you will find some exceptional red wines. Steve takes drop ins during the week or come by during his regular tasting hours, Friday to Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.

On August 7th swing by Stephen Ross Cellars on Suburban Road for a special Library sale & tasting, plus food pairing with Et Voila’s Mobile Bistro. Let winemaker Steven Dooley and French chef Jose Dahan share their special treats at Steve’s well-regarded urban winery just off South Higuera in San Luis Obispo.

Make plans to visit the central coast during Sunset Magazine’s Savor the Central Coast four-day food & wine extravaganza starting September 30th through October 3rd with culinary tours, winemaker dinners, seminars, a concert and main event tasting. The Historic Santa Margarita Ranch will be hosting this first time event along with over 200 wineries, dozens of restaurants, chefs and food vendors. Wine dinners, demonstrations, tastings, tours and even a train ride will highlight this grand four-day event.