CAMBRIA, Calif. (PRWEB) – Guests in Cambria love tasting the local wines while eating a fresh, tasty meal-after taking part in the many exciting activities available in the area, it’s easy to work up an appetite. Here are some recommendations for perfect wine and food pairings from local establishments, plus the most memorable local activities to match. Those who love food, wine, and fun should plan a getaway to Cambria to enjoy everything this coastal town has to offer!
Stolo Family Vineyards is one of two estate vineyards in Cambria. Their full-bodied Syrah goes well with any meat dish, but the classic pasta dish called Robin’s Chow, from Robin’s Restaurant, is the ultimate coupling. This sophisticated, romantic pair calls for a stroll through town on the Cambria Historical Walking Tour, admiring the architecture; Robin’s is even on the tour.
With a tasting room modeled after a 1920s speakeasy, Black Hand Cellars features a “Flapper” Pinot Noir that is fruity and aromatic. Visitors can bring a bottle to share with a friend, along with fresh seafood, at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, and head across the street to take a stroll on the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk after their meal.
Cayucos Cellars‘ Vermentino is a crisp, clean white that will balance the flavorful chicken banh mi wrap from Soto’s True Earth Market. It will make the perfect lunch after a morning ride with Cambria Horseback Rides, featuring meandering trails and ocean views from the saddle.
Jody’s Special from JBJ’s Round Up Pizza features Italian sausage, pineapple, onions, jalapeño, and cilantro. The best way to balance the spicy, savory, and sweet flavors of the pizza is with a bottle of Moonstone Cellars‘ Gewürztraminer, a dry white with a citrus tang. This filling meal is sure to warm up adventurers after kayaking in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Just down the road in the tiny town of Harmony, Harmony Cellars serves their Rosato Vivo, which will accompany a delightful cone full of strawberry ice cream from the local Harmony Valley Creamery truck. Visitors will love to attend the glassblowing classes offered at Harmony Glassworks, as well.
Hearst Ranch is home to more than the historic Hearst Castle. After finishing their tour, guests can head down the hill to the Hearst Ranch Winery Tasting Room for a glass of Zinfandel paired with a juicy Hearst Ranch beef burger from Sebastian’s General Store, to be enjoyed while discussing the lavish luxuries of La Cuesta Encantada.
The slightly sweet, dry Riesling from Cutruzzola Vineyards, the other estate vineyard in Cambria, pairs perfectly with some spicy tacos from Boni’s Tacos, a local favorite eatery and food truck. Visitors can grab a blanket, a bottle, and a to-go box and head for a bench overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Fiscalini Ranch, where the waves and ocean breeze will make this an all-time favorite.
Dessert lovers can stop by Twin Coyotes Winery for a glass of Stowaway Captain’s Reserve Dessert Wine, paired with their original, house-made Stowaway brownie, because nothing is better than red wine and chocolate. Twin Coyotes is part of the Shops at the Garden Shed, so guests can explore the shops after they taste.