Paso Robles wine

Central Coast AVA: The legend of Richard Sauret

Oct 2, 2017
Jason Lopez

Richard Sauret died Saturday night, September 30, 2017, in an automobile accident on Highway 101 and Wellsona Road. He was 82.  Sauret had been in the process of retiring from grape growing.

Winemaker and grape grower Vic Roberts at his Templeton Gap Victor Hugo Winery
Thomas Wilmer

  

Vic Roberts has been producing wine since shortly after graduating from U.C. Davis in 1979. He started his winemaking career on the Central Coast at Creston Cellars in 1982. While still working for Creston Cellars, Roberts started growing grapes on his own land in the heart of the legendary Paso Robles AVA in 1985--and the Victor Hugo Winery brand was born. The lexicon of Victor Hugo varietals include Chardonnay, Viogner, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and the five Bordeaux Classic reds—Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Come along and join the conversation with Vic Roberts as he shares his passion for crafting award-winning wines.

Debbie Thomas, owner of Thomas Hill Organics in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, California
Thomas Wilmer

Thomas Hill Organics is a Paso Robles Bistro and wine bar that has maintained a primary mission of sourcing and preparing locally sourced, organically grown ingredients. Eight years after opening their doors, they are now putting finishing touches on a second location in downtown San Luis Obispo. Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with the owner Debbie Thomas.

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Flickr member Dan'o

The Central Coast is well known for its award-winning wines, and in recent years, the Paso Robles region has become a favorite of wine critics.  

The area also faces challenges from drought and rapid growth.

Randol White shares insight into the many aspects of our local wine industry during his latest interview.

Information on the 32nd Paso Robles Wine Festival can be found at PasoWine.com