Ep 77: Two Roads Lead to Stay-n-Play – Four Lanterns Winery | Oak & Vine
June 8, 2023
In this episode of WWTY, we dive into the paths of two unlikely friends whose individual paths converged, leading them to embrace Paso as the destination where their love for wine found a home and opportunity.
Our first guest is Steve Gleason, the visionary behind Four Lanterns Winery in Paso. Steve’s journey began in the world of money management, but his life took a transformative turn when he discovered the enchantment of wine and, subsequently, the allure of Paso. We’ll hear firsthand from Steve as he shares his personal experiences and how wine led him to discover his passion for the Paso wine region.
Joining Steve is Chef Justin Monson of Oak and Vine. Known for his culinary expertise, Chef Justin has a rich history in the world of gastronomy, having previously served as the esteemed chef at Disney’s famed and exclusive ‘Club 33’. He gives us an inside look into what it was like working in such an iconic establishment and how his love for wine and food brought him to Paso.
During our exploration of their remarkable friendship, we uncover the fascinating story of how Steve and Chef Justin met and became friends. Beyond their personal connection, we discover how they have joined forces to create unique experiences for fans of Four Lanterns Wines. Learn why they affectionately refer to Oak and Vine as a “Stay ‘n Play” adventure, blending exquisite wine and culinary delights in the heart of Paso wine country.
In today’s ‘Travel Paso Spotlight,’ we have the pleasure of chatting with Aaron Bergh, the owner and producer of Calwise Spirits. Located in the blossoming industrial area known as ‘Ramada Row,’ on the way into Tin City, Calwise Spirits is a true gem. Aaron’s journey began at Cal Poly’s Hot House, their renowned entrepreneurship program. He shares the fascinating history of distilling he discovered in his lineage and even regales us with the story of successfully taking on the FDA, a tale worth hearing!
WWTY is executive produced by Paso Wine.
WWTY is recorded, edited, produced, and hosted by Adam Montiel. Follow Adam on Instagram.
Original music on WWTY, “Good Company”, performed by Moonshiner Collective.
Equipment transport and technical consideration provided by Fly with Wine.
Next time you’re cruising on the central coast, you can tune Adam in on your radio. His morning show, “Up & Adam in the Morning”, is live weekday mornings on wine country radio, The Krush 92.5. You can stream it online www.Krush925.com
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