wandering dog wine bottles

By Donna Polizzi It’s not what you’re thinking. The Wandering Dog Wine Bar opened its doors in 2007 and at the time was one of the only places open past 5 pm in Solvang. This was especially true on the west-side of town. The proprietors, Jody and Charles Williams, both worked on the winery side…

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jalama beach, ca

Ocean Vistas, Wine, and Special Sauce, Oh My! Lompoc is one of the Central Coast’s forgotten cities.  Many of the locals know it as a place to go wine tasting and skydiving, but little do people know that it’s one of the best places to watch a sunset, hike trails along the coast and is…

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riverbench winery, santa maria, ca

By Donna Polizzi My lot in life is to seek and discover the best places to wine, dine, explore and more for Keys2theCoast.  The Santa Maria Valley is definitely a Keys2theCoast favorite.  Have you ever walked into a place and immediately thought “Ohhh, I’m so glad I came here?” Riverbench is that kind of place.…

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alapay cellars

By Donna Polizzi There is an adorable tasting room, named Alapay Cellars, that is well worth the stop. It’s located at 415 1st Street, Avila Beach, Ca., and they offer up excellent wine, late harvests and an atmosphere that is totally appropriate for the beach. After entering the uniquely rounded building, located literally on the corner…

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san antonio winery

By Donna Polizzi San Antonio Winery majestically sits right off Highway 46 East, at 2610 Buena Vista Rd., in Paso Robles. This family-owned winery, spanning four generations, was established in 1917 and opened in Paso Robles in 2010.  After 100 years in business, the experience shows.  San Antonio Winery offers a wide variety of brands, the…

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radisson bed

By Donna Polizzi We all have reasons that require an occasional escape from the requirements of everyday life.  It’s amazing how just a couple of days away from work, home and sometimes our kids, can restore a person’s energy and put a more positive spin on life in general.  Not to mention the importance of…

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bathtub

Occasionally, I need to get away and unwind.  Recently, Keys 2 the Coast discovered a great place in Paso Robles to escape to for a good time to rest and eat great food while staying at Unwind on Vine. Casey and Caroline Shepherd are a young couple who own a management company called Paso Wine…

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patteas trail

Life is great. Especially when you wake up in the morning and know that there’s no place that you’d rather be. As founder of Keys2theCoast, the challenge is to consistently look for the best places to wine, dine, explore and more on the California Central Coast. Yes, I know… I have a tough job. Don’t…

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