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Paso Robles tasting room
Open Daily from 10:30 - 5:00
2485 Highway 46 West
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237.7896
 
We are located on the south side of Highway 46 West 2.5 miles from Highway 101.
Our driveway is directly across from the big red mailbox and the Niner Winery Tasting Room.
 
santa maria tasting room/WINERY ADDRESS
Open daily from 10:30 - 4:30
5230 Tepusquet Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 938.7896

The harvest of 2014 is rapidly approaching and is likely to be in full stride by mid-September.

 

The early vintage this year stems directly from the ongoing three-year drought and the historic high temperatures we experienced in the Central Coast this past May. On May 1, the National Weather Service raised the drought status of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties from “extreme” to “exceptional” drought conditions. What little rain we received in early March turned the hills green but quickly dried out to a golden hue by mid-May. The Perigean full moons (super moons) of July, August and September will have a profound impact accelerating grape vine maturity as the moon orbit comes closest to earth.

 

On July 10, 2014, the International Research Institute of Climate Prediction declared a 70% chance of El Niño in the summer of 2014 in the northern hemisphere and 80% chance for the coming winter. For the past three decades, three-year drought periods have been followed by an above-average rainfall year. Not all El Niño weather patterns will result in above average rainfall, but the wettest seasons on the Central Coast in the past 50 years have occurred during El Niño conditions. Let’s pray for rain—just not until the 2014 vintage is complete!