The Central Coast is the ideal location for an equestrian girls’ getaway. Let’s follow along with a group of ladies from Orange County who chose Paso Robles wine country as their destination. Paso Robles was the chosen destination not only because of the blend of horses and wine, but also because of the easy driving distance from Orange County, located south of Los Angeles. Sharon Jantzen catches up with this group and gets their impressions of the weekend activities.
We’re smack dab in the middle of wine and horse country. Certainly, we can saddle-up and sip at a winery or two here in SLO County. Riding from Cass Winery to Sculpterra Winery is exactly what my mom and I experienced with Crystal of Central Coast Trailrides. You can too, either with your own horses or with Central Coast Trailrides. Sharon Jantzen lays out the trail from Cass Winery to Sculpterra Winery so you can enjoy a saddle-up and sip ride.
A horseback ride in the Cass Winery vineyard and extended into the dry riverbed for a longer ride, ending with a wine tasting or a meal back at the winery are key ingredients of great horseback riding memories. Sharon Jantzen provides details of this unique winery with much to offer everyone.
A custom-built covered bridge transports you from the horse and livestock beginnings to the new vision: A state-of the-art wine processing facility alongside the beautiful new tasting room. The tasting room showcases vineyard views which backdrop the bar counter where samples are poured and delights discovered. Sharon Jantzen enjoys a tour of Halter Ranch Vineyard which has a horse connection.
No matter the language, culture or occasion, people enjoy “popping the cork” and enjoying wine all over the world. In SLO County, the wine culture has been thriving – and growing – for years. Have you ever stopped to think about just what it takes to keep that delicious nectar at its peak in the bottle? Well, it’s all about the cork! Journey along with Sharon Jantzen to Portugal where she spent a lovely afternoon watching horses under cork trees.