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The Wine Road Less Travelled

The Wine Road Less Travelled

Posted on Jul 2, 2014

The Wine Road Less Travelled – California’s Central Coast

When thinking of California wines, the first place that usually comes to most people’s minds are the Napa and Sonoma Valleys just over an hour’s drive from San Francisco. As an annual visitor to that region, I fully understand why. But I recently had the pleasure of visiting California’s central coast region and was thoroughly impressed both with the quality of wines and the characteristically dialed back nature of the area.

Fans of the wine road trip movie “Sideways” will recognize the name Solvang, the town we made our home base for the duration of our extended weekend stay. Known as the “Danish Capital of America” there’s no mistaking it as anything else with its windmills and numerous references to Hans Christian Anderson, the Little Mermaid and the Danish Royal Family. It’s borderline tacky but somehow manages to pull it off and clearly the number of people that are attracted to it don’t seem to mind.

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