Central Coast Wine Classic

The Central Coast has lost a wine legend. Archie McLaren died in his Avila Beach home Tuesday evening. He was 75. McLaren was the founder of the 32-year-old Central Coast Wine Classic, the week-long festival that put many area winemakers on the map. It also raised millions for local charities, and helped support KCBX over the years.

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Learn how variety makes the Central Coast the perfect place for a 31-year-old wine event. Marisa Waddell talks with Archie McLaren, founder and chairman of the Central Coast Wine Classic (Aug. 10-14, 2016), which raises thousands of dollars for area non-profits. The Wine Classic has recently expanded many of its events into Santa Barbara.