Last week I covered all things Justin during Earth Day weekend in Paso Robles. We now leave the vineyard tour and Farm to Fork dinner behind and take a peek at the Creekside Bed and Breakfast and a snapshot of the Earth Day Food and Wine main event.
“Charm and Comfort”
“Discover why the Creekside Bed and Breakfast is quickly becoming the perfect destination for your trip to Paso Robles. Great location for wine tasting, close to the coast offering complete privacy and relaxation.”
With that teaser we were very excited about staying at this particular B & B located on Vineyard Drive just 2 miles off of 46 West – perfect after a day of wine tasting! But we had no idea we’d be in for some news…
Teckmans Sell Creekside B&B
Look for Per Cazo Cellars and Paso Port Wine Company to merge into one, known simply under the Paso Wine Company name, as the two are combining, at the same time the Teckmans have sold the Creekside B&B. That was the first thing Lynne Teckman told us after greeting us.
I can’t imagine how the Teckmans could let the place be sold! But Lynne and her husband Dave needed to be more at hand for aged parents, as most of us do, and keeping the winery was enough. She found that a couple from Bakersfield had caught the Inn-bug too and was thrilled that they would be taking over the day-to-day operations and ownership.
Lynne then led us up to our “Room With a View” and explained the amenities that included the usual suspects like thirsty terrycloth robes, bottled water and a blow drier. However, amenities also included an electric fireplace, a second bedroom, a large private deck, locally made and yummy-scented bath supplies, coffee beans to grind to your liking, and a bottle of Per Cazo wine to pair with zinfandel-laced brownies.
We settled in, had our wine and brownies, then toured the green, inviting grounds. We ran into Dave Teckman and he, in turn, ran us into the pet goats on the property as he fed peanuts to Heidi and Templeton.
Steve said they were “moving back to Nashville, Tennessee” where the couple had lived nearly 15 years ago. They would return to Paso for events, but their partner and winemaker, Steve Glossner, was definitely remaining at Paso Wine Company. (Glossner was making his port-styled wine for Paso Port when they originally all met.)
And though the Teckmans will not be living in Paso full time, it hasn’t slowed their desire to grow in the area. Paso Wine Co. would soon, this year, be producing spirits (Grappa, Brandy and more) through their new licensed distillery, as well as continuing to produce wines from sparkling through to Port.
Creekside Bed and Breakfast, 5325 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446, 805-227-6585.
2014 Earth Day Food & Wine Event
As we parked and headed to the “Meadow at Castoro Cellars in Paso Robles…” we were thrilled to discover that this was “one of the few events slated for this new and very scenic venue. Over 200 food producers, award-winning wineries, and area chefs will cultivate an array of tempting tastes made with seasonal produce, grass-fed meats, artisanal cheeses, local olive oils, and even some Central Coast chocolate. We’ve got a food pairing to go with every winery, so trust us – you won’t go hungry even if you’ve been getting’ down to the live music all afternoon.”
The promise of not going hungry wasn’t lost on us. Though we failed to taste and drink everything, these were some of the highlights:
Jeffry’s Catering “Toasted Fennel & Coriander Crusted, Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Vegetable Israeli Couscous.”
Villa San Juliette 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Proulx Zinfandel and their Merveille red blend.
Robin’s Restaurant handcrafted savory cups.
Halter Ranch new Rosé and Cotes De Paso Blanc.
MM Manzanita Manor Organic Port, and the dark chocolate covered raw walnuts!
Bishop’s Peak 2012 Riesling was nice and dry.
Brittle Star Candy’s dark and milk chocolate brittle, and the almond brittle.
Every Rhone served at the Tablas Creek table.
Mama Ganache’s Tangerine Balsamic chocolate was our favorite.
Scheid Vineyards Grenache.
Oluv Skin’s OluvLips olive oil lip balm smelled nice and worked great.
Leo Leo Gelato’s Chocolate Caramel Swirl and Tangerine Sorbetto.
In all the event was a wonderful culmination of a great weekend that focused on nature, wildlife, organic food and SIP certified wines. The vendors were happy to serve and explain their products, the cool day warmed up, the wine glasses were large, the live band delivered great original songs and the owls stayed with their handlers.
The Vendor List
A Place to Grow: Recycled Greenhouses
Airstrike Bird Control
Baker and Brain
Bee Wench Farm
Brittle Star Candy
Broken Earth Winery
Burbank Ranch Winery and Bistro
Carmel Road Winery – Sponsor
Castoro Cellars – Sponsor
Catering by Chef Charlie
Central Coast Brewing
Central Coast Party Helpers
Charter Oak Style Meat
Claiborne & Churchill Winery
Creston Valley Meats
Dark Nectar Roasting
Domaine Le Mieux
Edna Valley Vineyard
Evo Revitalizing Water
Fig Good Food
Guyomar Wine Cellars<
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Halter Ranch Vineyard
Hope Family Wines
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines – Sponsor
Jack Creek Cellars
Just Baked SLO
JUSTIN Vineyard & Winery
Kite Hawk Farm
La Cosecha Bar & Restaurant
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
Le Vigne Winery
Leo Leo Gelato
Linn’s of Cambria
Los Padres Forest Watch
Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates
Manzanita Manor Organics
Mitchella Vineyard & Winery
Nature’s Touch Nursery & Harvest – Sponsor
Negranti Dairy & Artisan Creamery
Nick Ranch Gourmet Beef
Niner Wine Estates
Niven Family Wine Estates – Baileyana, Tangent, Trenza, Cadre, Zocker
OLEA FARM Olive Oil
Paraiso Vineyards – Sponsor
Paso Bamboo Farm and Nursery
Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery
R Johnson Farms
Sage Ecological Landscapes
Scar of the Sea Wines
Shale Oak Vineyard – Sponsor
SIP Certified Wines – Sponsor
SLO County Worm Farm
SummerWood Winery & Inn
Tablas Creek Vineyard
Talley Farms Fresh Harvest
Templeton Chamber of Commerce
Tenth Street Basque Cafe
The Crafty Hubby
The Land Conservancy of SLO
The Mercantile – Artisan Co-Op
The Wellness Kitchen
Thomas Hill Organics Bistro & Wine Bar
Toro Creek Brewing
Two Cooks Catering
Villa San Juliette Winery
Vino+therapy Spa Studio & Boutique
Vivant Fine Cheese
Wild Horse Winery
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