Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The vines and the cliffs

I'll be taking off a couple days, but I wanted to leave you with a few destinations for the weekend.

First, I had the pleasure on Friday night to join Vina Robles for their inaugural winemaker's dinner, which also served as the official unveiling of their new tasting room and hospitality center on Highway 46 East, where they are next-door neighbors to Robert Hall and across the road from Eberle.

It's a beautiful new space well worth a stop, with soaring ceilings, plenty of cozy nooks and a large tasting bar and gift shop. There are also tables outside and fabulous fountains that make you want to linger, as do the Red 4, Signature and Roseum, my personal favorites of their wines.
I'll be writing about the dinner in the upcoming Vintages magazine so look for it in tasting rooms at the end of September.

The Cliffs Resort's "Live on the Rocks" free concerts have become quite the place to spend a Sunday afternoon, and you have one more chance to make it this summer -- and it's a double-header with well-known local performers. Threes and Nines plays from 1:30-3:30 and Louie Ortega takes the stage from 4-6. There's barbecue and a full bar available, and of course, a fabulous view of the ocean while you enjoy the music.

Catch you back next week!

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