Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival Getaway Contest
Enter to Win a Weekend at the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival
Win a two night getaway to attend the Atascadero Wine Festival June 27-28, 2014 compliments of Visit Atascadero! This package includes a Friday wine tour courtesy of the Wine Wrangler, Friday night dinner at the Guest House Grill, two night deluxe accommodations at the Best Western Colony Inn and two tickets to Saturday’s Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival.
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Wine, Spa, Spirits and Adventure In and Around Atascadero
Creston Wine Trail – A Vino y Olivas Adventure
Just outside of Atascadero you’ll find five boutique wineries and an olive oil producer along the rolling hills and countryside of Creston. Spend a romantic afternoon tasting the variety of award winning wines found along the Trail. Discover Bordeaux, Rhone, Burgundy and Italian styles. Then discover olive oil tasting at Olivas de Oro. Part of the Creston Wine Trail this family owned, estate grown, award winning olive oil just outside of Atascadero. 4625 La Panza Road, Creston; (805) 227-4223; www.olivasdeoro.com
Tasting in Downtown Atascadero: Wine, Spirits and Beer
If hitting the country roads is not your style, you’ll still be able to enjoy the fine wines of the area in downtown Atascadero. Check out the newest wine bar Avion and Claw featuring modern American cuisine, a wonderfully casual, intimate atmosphere with a fabulous beer selection and wine list to die for. Grab a seat outside and enjoy live music on the weekends and relish in Atascadero’s fabulous warm weather. Just around the corner is the cozy Barrel Room offering a variety of local beer and wine tastings. Down the street you’ll find Nichols Winery tasting room where you can taste through the internationally acclaimed wines of Keith Nichols from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. Looking for a good spirit? Check out newly renovated, recently opened Whiskey and June, offering over 150 specialty whiskeys and a tavern like atmosphere. And your downtown tasting experience isn’t complete until you stop by Molly Pitcher Brewing Company. A great place frequented by the locals, Molly Pitcher is a casual, comfortable spot to sit back and taste some fine locally brewed craft beer.
Avion and Claw – 6155 El Camino Real; (805) 461-9463; www.avionandclaw.com
The Barrel Room – 5985 Traffic Way; (805) 462-9000
Nichols Winery – 4615 Traffic Way; (310) 305-0397; www.nicholswinery.com
Molly Pictchers – 6760 El Camino Real; (805) 460-6454; www.mollypitchers.net
Whiskey and June – 5950 El Camino Real; (805) 466-9974; www.facebook.com/Whiskey-June
Revitalize yourself after a day of wine tasting at the only wine therapy day spa on the Central Coast. Vino+Therapy offers a truly unique experience using the healing and rejuvenating properties of grapes and wine. Incredible packages are available for individual or group treatments. Also check out their boutique shop for wine and wine related gifts. 5990 Entrada; (805)466-8466; www.vinotherapystudio.com
Explore the Lavender Farm – Take a Tour!
Take a break from wine tasting with a visit to Harmony Lavender Farm. This all-natural lavender farm propagates and handcrafts everything from field to consumer. Schedule a free farm tour where you’ll take in the amazing sites and smells of lavender – one of nature’s true miracles. A mention of “Go Lavender and Go Green” will get you a 15% discount on your purchase. 7045 Sycamore Road, Atascadero, CA 93422.
Movies and Wine
Atascadero is home to the deluxe Galaxy Theatre offering state of the art projection and sound with stadium seating in plush rocker chairs. Galaxy offers a selection of local wine and beer in their VIP theater lounge to be enjoyed by any over-21 moviegoer throughout the 10 theaters.
Galaxy Theatres Atascadero – El Camino Real and California 41; (805) 466-8437; www.galaxytheatres.com/atascadero
Zipline Above the Vines
Just 10 miles outside downtown Atascadero you’ll find the thrilling experience of ziplining in the foothills of wine country. Experience wine from a different perspective – above the vines. Margarita Adventures in Santa Margarita offers a guided tour that takes you through the fields and vineyards of Santa Margarita Ranch all leading up to a hilltop overlooking amazing views, including five ziplines that span 4500 feet. Book a tour for a wine country adventure followed by wine tasting at Ancient Peaks Winery.
Margarita Adventures – 22720 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453
(805) 438-3120; www.margarita-adventures.com
Ancient Peaks Winery – 22720 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453
(905) 365-7045; www.ancientpeaks.com