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Trip from Carmel to Santa Barbara

mousse | Feb 2, 2012 10:04 AM

Looking for some great wineries to visit on a road trip down the coast. We belong to a ton of wine clubs from wineries in Sonoma and the Willamette for Pinots. Would like to add some other great varietals from the Central Coast wine areas.

Interested in Rhone blends, Merlots, more great Pinots (to compare with the north), etc.

Don't know if it helps, but some of our favorite wineries in Northern Sonoma County are Papapietro Perry, Lynmar, Hartford, De la Montanya, Porter Creek, Woodenhead, Williams Selyem, Gary Farrell. In the Willamette, we like Beaux Freres, Domaine Serene, Sokol Blosser, Soter.

We will probably just have one day each around Carmel, Paso Robles, and Santa Barbara for winery tours/tastings. Could use help narrowing down the choices.

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