I love it when we’re a few steps ahead of the New York Times. (It doesn’t happen often, so I have to gloat just a bit when it does.) They did an article recently on California’s Central Coast wine region and we just had to say, “What took you so long?”
Anyone who’s seen the film Sideways knows this region is a wine lover’s dream – but in last 18 months or so it’s also become one of the top California Wine Country destinations for weddings. The amazing combination of oceanfront and beach locations just 30 short (and beautiful) minutes drive from gorgeous vineyard wedding locations makes the Central Coast irresistible. You can do your rehearsal dinner by the water and your reception amongst the vines, or vice versa. The best part? Because this region has flown under the wedding radar for so long, the prices for events are surprisingly reasonable compared with some of the other wine regions.
We recognized this potential long ago and started work on our brand new Central Coast and Central California sections so we could let you know about all the wedding location options available smack in the middle of our state. I’m proud to say we launched this section in December and the response has been overwhelming.
I have personally come to love the Central Coast area after taking two trips there in the last several months, including one that included a customized wine tasting and yummy lunch under the trees at Cellar360 Paso Robles, which has become one of my favorite winemakers. You gotta try their Pinot Grigio.
The secret, my friends, is out…