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The Glasses are Ready!

The Glasses are Ready!

The wine glasses are ready!  November 4th to the 6th San Luis Obispo Wine Country will again entice all wine and food lovers to partake in Harvest on the Coast.   Begin Friday with numerous wine dinners, a Grand Tasting on Saturday and winery open houses on Sunday for those who attended the Saturday tasting.

 

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In the fall, we always look forward to the Grand Tasting held at the Avila Beach Golf Course with a view of the Pacific Ocean.  The setting could not be more captivating!

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The staff  always has the countless glasses organized.

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With our early entry, we saw the tables were set with the auction items.

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Items for the live and silent auctions were ready to be perused by the guests.

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Leisure seating was ready for those wanting to relax with their wine.

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The magic hour brought forth the eager attendees.

DSC_0118_edited-1A display of fall colors enticed us to the Filipponi Ranch Wines.

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Then on to the Madonna Inn and the first of their offerings, “Zesty Pomegranate Bites” with pomegranate salsa and goat cheese served on a toasted baguette.  This colorful combination included pomegranate, jalapeno, Serrano pepper, red onion, mint, cilantro, parsley, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper.

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Their second choice was “Quince Harvest Crostini.”  This was a tasty combination of goat cheese and green onion spread, prosciutto and quince paste served on a toasted rye crostini.

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Interested in soup?  Always present is the creamy crab bisque from the Cracked Crab.

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Or, for a taste of fall, we tried the smooth Butternut Squash Bisque with fuji apples, mascarpone and toasted pepitas.

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It was difficult to decide which wine would be our next choice.

 

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Once a wine was selected the big decision was which tidbits to savor.

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We were thrilled to see Talley Farms would be offering a vegetable basket for delivery in the summer of 2016.  One only needs to live in the delivery area.

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Later we spied Brian Talley discussing his wine with a young couple……..

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……and Archie Mc Laren, founder of the Central Coast Wine Classic.

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As the auctioneers gathered ……

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……we could see the live auction action was about to begin with John Glines as auctioneer and Wendy Thies Sell as Master of Ceremonies.

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There was never a dull moment as the exciting items were snapped up.

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Throughout, the wine and food continued to flow.

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As the successful auction came to an end the lounge seating was still occupied, but slowly the attendees were beginning to make their way to their cars.

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It had been a fabulous day of food and wine.  I encourage you to meet us at the event in just a few days.  Purchase your tickets now at SLO Wine Country website.  The weather is predicted to be in the 70’s so it will be the perfect day to taste, sip and enjoy the Harvest on the Coast.

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