Wine Safari 2018: Blending Families, Animals, Fun in Paso Robles

Pet an opossum? Kick back with a kangaroo? Get wisdom from an owl? Lounge around with a lemur? Learn to soar with a hawk or eagle? And great wine tasting, too? Yes! You can do all this and more as part of the 7th annual Wine Safari, a two-day opportunity to meet and learn more […]

The Pismo Clam Is this Artist’s Canvas

Rebecca Johnson-Savage photo

Pismo Beach might be known for its namesake Tivela stultorum clams, but it’s the town’s three giant concrete clams that attract visitors and locals with their seasonally changing artwork. While the huge bivalve mollusks are regularly repainted to reflect holidays and seasons (former incarnations have been Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and the Easter bunny), we […]

Small Business Saturday 11/25/17: Central Coast Style

Shop Small and Make a Big Difference Small Business Saturday—the first Saturday after Thanksgiving—is earmarked to spotlight the positive things that happen from shopping locally. Meet local business owners, discover one-of-a-kinds gifts and unique services, and help local economies thrive. Launched in 2010 by American Express, the event was created to attract customers to small […]

SLO Hard Core Cider Tour / Newcomer Profile: Gopher Glen Cider Company

The Hard Core Cider Tour gathers some of the best hard cider makers from California and beyond, and shares the great tastes with cider fans on its tour stops in lucky California towns. Each year, the event grows, as does the list of cider makers participating—which means we all get to experience and explore even […]

SLO Hard Core Cider Tour / Newcomer Profile: Two Broads Ciderworks

The Hard Core Cider Tour gathers some of the best hard cider makers from California and beyond, and shares the great tastes with cider fans on its tour stops in lucky California towns. Each year, the event grows, as does the list of cider makers participating—which means we all get to experience and explore even […]

SLO Hard Core Cider Tour / Newcomer Profile: Krazy Farm Cider Company

The Hard Core Cider Tour gathers some of the best hard cider makers from California and beyond, and shares the great tastes with cider fans on its tour stops in lucky California towns. Each year, the event grows, as does the list of cider makers participating—which means you get to experience and explore even more […]

Your Taster’s Guide to Fun at the Hard Core Cider Tour

Brilliant blue sky. Warm autumn sun. Notes of live music hanging in the air. Friendly groups playing lawn games. Smells of good cooking luring you to the food trucks. And a slew of some of the best craft hard ciders just waiting for you to sample. All this and more awaits you at the Hard […]

Sweet News: Great Flavors Bakery Wins Bake-Off

Super excited, humbled, and pleased to share that two of our Great Flavors Bakery products were winners in the recent 2017 Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival Bake-Off Contest. Our sunshiny lemon cookies won 2nd place in the Cookie category. And our spiced carrot cake won 1st place in the competitive Harvest Gone Wild category: bakers choice […]

Barrels in the Plaza brings wine, education, food, and fun to SLO Wine Country (2017)

   Where else can you try wines from nearly 30 Central Coast wineries, enjoy specially paired small plates from almost two dozen of the top SLO restaurants and caterers, learn about winemaking from two masters, and experience a delightful evening at the historic Mission in downtown San Luis Obispo? Roll Out the Barrels: Building on Strong […]

4×2 Passport to SLO Wine Country: wine tasting and more on the Central Coast (2017)

Wine tasting = fun, yes? So, what’s even more fun than wine tasting? How about wine tasting + special tours, food, events, open houses, games, and festivities = two great flavor-filled days! Passport to Exploration Feature Video On the Friday and Saturday following Barrels in the Plaza 2017, the 4×2 Passport to SLO Wine Country […]