Central Coast Weddings: Gorgeous Vineyards, Chic Wineries & Great Weather!
by Jolene Rae Harrington, Director of Creative Content
Paso Robles, continued
Back Roads Wineries
- Still Waters Vineyards – Tucked in the newest micro-region outside of Templeton, this endearing boutique vineyard is loaded with rustic charm. The small but energetic staff believes in “attention to details,” whether it’s the year-round care they give to their fruit or the warm welcome they offer visitors. In addition to handcrafted wines, Still Waters also produces estate olive oil from their 100-year-old olive grove. Hold your ceremony on the garden lawn, with vineyard vistas and olive trees in the background. Then stage your reception in the garden and patio, where everyone can savor the sublime milieu. For the ultimate in freshness, have your caterer feature vegetables harvested from the on-site garden!
Monterey Wine Country
An agricultural oasis that’s perfect for world-class viticulture, the region boasts 9 distinct AVAs (American Viticulture Areas), stretching from Greenfield north to Moss Landing.
- Holman Ranch and Vineyard – In a setting of soul-stirring beauty, Holman Ranch is a private residence with its own family vineyards. From a hilltop in the sun-splashed Carmel Valley, the historic estate offers a tantalizing variety of scenic event spaces. Begin with a ceremony on the Hacienda Lawn, which sweeps to the edge of a sloping hillside planted with Pinot Noir grapevines. Guests have a panoramic view of the vineyard above the lush valley floor, while in the background the Santa Lucia Mountains are burnished with the gilded blush of sunset. Continue to savor the postcard-worthy vista with cocktails on the Stone Terrace and an intimate dinner beneath a majestic arbor bordered by olive saplings and young grapevines.