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Where Wine Takes You… a Paso Wine podcast

August 5, 2020

Podcasts have become increasingly popular over the past five years – we listen to them to learn more, to be entertained, and to be inspired. They allow listeners to go on a journey to a new place or dive deep into a specific topic – and they are the perfect medium for storytellers. We are thrilled to introduce our very own podcast – Where Wine Takes You.

We’ve been toying with the podcast concept and when to press play, but now seems like the perfect time to launch it. With coronavirus taking its toll on wine tourism and in-person visits to Paso Robles wine country, the WWTY podcast offers insight into Paso Wine that can be enjoyed anywhere. Where Wine Takes You showcases the people, places, and wines that make Paso Robles so special and unique. The pod will educate, entertain, and encourage interest in this incredible wine region. If you can’t make it here, open a glass of Paso wine and listen in – we will enlighten you with stories, entice you to plan a future trip, and shed more light on this wine region that is the heartbeat of California’s Central Coast.

We chose SLO County local and wine-lover Adam Montiel to be our host. He’s a well-known radio personality in Paso and has hosted his popular Cork Dorks show for over a decade. He’s a pro at talking to people and getting them to open up. Each episode, Adam takes a deep dive into the names and faces behind the wine; we showcase two personalities and choose a topic that each guest can speak honestly about. In just the first few episodes, we’ve talked with winemakers and winery owners who’ve helped shape the region.

Episode one features Josh Beckett (Peachy Canyon Winery) and Janell Dusi (J. Dusi Wines) talking about our rich history with each taking the reins of an iconic winery and vineyard. Episode two features Gary Eberle (Eberle Winery) and Jordan Fiorentini (Epoch Estate Wines) who touch upon the beginnings of Paso and where we’ve come with quality and character. Why Paso? is the focus of episode three, with Austin Hope (Hope Family Wines) and Eric Jensen (Booker Vineyard & Winery) on center stage and sharing no-holds-barred answers and stories with Adam.

Episode four focuses on urban winemakers in downtown Paso and Tin City – Dorothy Schuler (Bodegas Paso Robles) and Brian Terrizzi (Giornata & ETTO Pastificio), two winery owners and vintners with interesting pasts who’ve chosen to plant tasting rooms in the walkable areas of Paso, not the picturesque backroads of wine country. Our newest episode, Wine, Spirits, & Adventure, Adam talks to two folks who are taking their wine-tasting to a whole other level, and in some cases, even taking it airborne. Get to know Alex Villicana from  – Villicana Winery, RE:FIND Distillery and Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins from Ancient Peaks Winery, Margarita Adventures.

New episodes will be released every two weeks, each offering a new and entertaining look into Paso.

As we navigate coronavirus and business, travel, and winery guidelines, we’ll keep listeners up to date with information on wineries and future events. We know this is a tough time to travel and visit us, so subscribe to the podcast, listen and learn – we know you can enjoy Paso wines nearly anywhere.

Without sounding too proud, we are so stoked with this new medium that helps us spread the gospel of Paso Wine – it is going to continue to drive interest and attention. With over 200 wineries, we have plenty of areas to cover and stories to tell. Listen in and see Where Wine Takes You.