We love Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and have selected several smaller wineries that look like they hit the mark. We want to visit some en route, and the rest returning from Santa Barbara during a weekend in late June. I'd appreciate your comments on our choices - are they correct or would you recommend others? Which would be better to visit Friday instead of Sunday due to crowds? And what about delis where we can pick up lunches both ways for a picnic between Santa Barbara and Paso Robles? We plan on visiting Gainey, Rusack, Ken Brown (during an open house), Riverbench, LaFond and Brander. Secondary choices are Huber, Byron (by appt only), Foley, Longoria, Melville. Are there well priced stores or shops where we can stop to buy wines that we don't have a chance to taste - Albertson's in Paso Robles or others?
Thanks for your help!