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.
“We love our label because it tells people what we do and who we are. The western lifestyle is appealing to people; even city people have embraced it. Our name allows us to focus on a niche market that embraces the western lifestyle. The wine connects our lifestyle to our customers,” Michelle explains the story behind the label to Sharon Jantzen who spent a morning enjoying Vintage Cowboy Winery.
Equine magnificence is captured in the Art of Equine Photography as it focuses on artistically rendering the spirit of the horse, producing something more like a painting than a photograph.
Catch this beautiful art at Castoro Cellars Winery in Templeton through the month of July 2016. Sharon Jantzen met up with the two San Luis Obispo County photographers who are showcasing their work here during the recent Artists’ Reception.
Care, concern and creativity are on display in all facets of Santa Margarita Ranch – home of Ancient Peaks Winery, Margarita Vineyards and Margarita Adventures. Doug Filipponi, co-owner and rancher takes Sharon Jantzen on a personal tour of Santa Margarita Ranch.