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looking for scenery in march....

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looking for scenery in march....

We enjoy wine but are more interested in the settings. What we will be looking for will be

wineries with a view and great grounds...after

all we will be getting out of the snow and need

to see some water, flowers and grass.

Sounds like Meridian, Bianchi, and EOS might

be pretty options. Any others?

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1. Re: looking for scenery in march....

Carmody-McKnight is a lovely property with a large willow type tree and man made lake. The tasting room is located in an 1800's farmhouse that has been modernized and has art work on the walls (at least it did the last time I was there, but it's been a few years).

There are many excellent wineries on Paso's west side that are located in oak studded hilly terrain. Opolo, Norman Vineyards, Tablas Creek are just a few.

The above wineries are located off Highway 46 West on or near Vineyard Drive.

I enjoy the drive to York Mountain Winery with the canopy of trees hanging over the road with moss dripping off them. It's located on York Mountain Road, which actually loops back to Highway 46 West.

If you're heading toward Cambria by any chance, take Santa Rosa Creek Road into town for a really beautiful drive through farm and ranch land. The road begins from an elevated location with stunning ocean views, then dips dramatically into the farming region of the area. Linn's Fruit Stand is located out here and makes a nice stop for fresh fruit, preserves and other tasty stuff. When you intersect with Main Street, you can either turn left to Highway 1 or turn right into Cambria's township.

March is a great time to visit the Central Coast. While it may still be a chilly time of year, the hills should be velvety green from spring rains.

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2. Re: looking for scenery in march....

Yes, those all have pretty grounds. You may also want to check out Robert Hall and Vina Robles. Have fun! :)

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3. Re: looking for scenery in march....

I think you'll find the most beautiful settings on the west side, which is hilly and woodsy, as opposed to the east side, which is flatter and more open with not so many trees. My favorites are Carmody McKnight and Halter Ranch, more for the beauty of the grounds than for the wine. Also pretty are Summerwood, Peachy Canyon and Castoro. I've heard Calcareous is very nice but have not been there yet -- next trip!

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4. Re: looking for scenery in march....

Calcareous- great award winning wine with the best views in Paso.

www.calcareous.com

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5. Re: looking for scenery in march....

Great suggestions! They all look lovely.

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6. Re: looking for scenery in march....

Wineries with spectacular settings would have to be Halter Ranch tasting room.....covered with massive old oak woodland, fields and Historic Ranchhouse.

Perfect picnic spot afte you stop in their tasting room for a world class red.

Carmoody McNight is another beautiful landscape. Truly a serene natural canvas.

You also might try Casa de Vina or Clove Hill Vineyard as a source of lodging. They have expansive veiws of all the pristine countryside.

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