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WineFairy chats with Eric Mohseni of Zaca Mesa; Shayne Kline of Wild Horse Winery; and Christopher Taranto on the Paso Robles Wine Festival

First segment of this weeks Show: Los Olivos's Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards Estate Grown Sustainably Managed - Eric Mohseni

Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards is an artisanal producer of Rhone focused varietals that are 100 percent estate grown and bottled using sustainable management techniques. The winery has a beautiful history, is environmentally focused, and is home to the oldest Syrah vines cuttings brought over from Chapoutier in the Hermitage region of the Northern Rhone still in existence in California. I hope you will find my conversation with Zaca Mesa Winery Winemaker Eric Mohseni very engaging.

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Second segment of this weeks Show: Zaca Mesa Wines Deliver Unique, Terroir-Based Experiences from Santa Barbara County - Eric Mohseni

Located in the northern most portion of Santa Ynez Valley American Viticulture Appellation within Santa Barbara County, Zaca Mesa estate is only 30 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Unlike most parts of the California coast, their valleys orient east-west, thus opening directly to the cooling marine influences that include morning fog and afternoon breezes. Zaca Mesa vineyard consists of 244 plantable acres on the 750 acre estate. The soils are mostly sandy loam with plenty of rocks; The vineyard was once covered in pre-historic ocean dunes which now lay 1,500 feet above sea level.

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Third segment of this weeks Show: Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards' Paso Robles Wine Festival Auction Lot is a Sauvage Must-Bid - Shayne Kline

Shayne Kline, General Manager, Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards, Templeton, California thinks BIG. The winery has generously donated an entire barrel of wine, plus the guided experience of blending the barrel contents at the winery, to be auctioned off at the first auction of the 28th annual Paso Robles Wine Festival, May 21st - 23rd. Kline will gladly entertain phone bids, by proxy, but you must act prior to May 21st. This could be a one-of-a-kind corporate upper-management or family retreat. Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards is best known for their Central Coast Pinot Noir over the past 15 years but established their reputation on Bordeaux varietals since 1981.

 

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Fourth segment of this weeks Show: 28th Annual Wine Festival Paso Robles--Chic, Sophisticated, Casual--Deliciously Authentic - Christopher Taranto

Christopher Taranto is back with exciting news about two entirely new events at this year's 28th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival featuring over 400 wines from the premium wine producers of Paso Robles Wine Country. More than 90 wineries will showcase their wines on Saturday, May 22 from 3 - 7 p.m. You can download an alphabetical list detailing the Paso Robles wineries scheduled to pour in the Downtown City Park. The Friday evening Reserve Event tasting sets the mood for those interested in gaining access to witnessing the actual set-up of the Saturday Grand Tasting behind-the-scenes. Another first in 2010 is the Wine Country Auction and Dinner to support healthcare, education and greater community services that support the local vineyard worker population and their families.

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lynn krielow chamberlain is an independent wine and food journalist and host of the "Wine and Dine" radio show heard on VinVillageRadio broadcast on wsRadio, the world wide leader in internet talk radio with over 4-million monthly listeners!


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