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Featured Winemaker: Barbieri Wine Company

By Donna / July 7, 2020 /

Vinum Est Datum “Wine is a Privilege” Paolo Barbieri Barbieri Wine Company was founded in 2005 by Master Sommelier Paolo Barbieri. Paolo is from Rome and left Italy at age 22, where he moved to England with a dream of learning English and pursuing a career in the restaurant industry. He started off working various…

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Carhartt Tasting Room Los Olivos, Ca

By Donna / November 7, 2017 /

They say great things come in small packages and the Carhartt Tasting Room. Located at 2990A Grand Ave., in Los Olivos, is the smallest tasting room that most of us have ever seen. Los Olivos, in the Santa Ynez Valley, is home to over 50 tasting rooms, within a two square block area. It is…

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Bear and Star Restaurant is a Hit in Los Olivos, Ca

By Donna / September 9, 2017 /

When was the last time that you went out to dinner with friends and were thoroughly impressed?  I can attest to the fact that The Bear and Star restaurant, which is located in Los Olivos, inside of Fess Parkers Wine Country Inn and Spa, has set the bar. It was remarkable in numerous ways. When you…

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Barbieri Serves Up World-Class Wine — and Customer Service

By Donna / September 17, 2016 /

Paolo Barbieri and Erin Kempe create a gracious and tasteful experience in the heart of Los Olivos. Los Olivos is a quaint jewel of the Santa Ynez Valley. Amid oak trees, ranches and wineries, it’s hard to believe the community of 1,100 is home to more than 40 wine-tasting rooms, all of which are located…

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