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Happy Valentine's Day

2011 Sweetheart Stroll

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What could be better than spending a beautiful spring-like day downtown snacking on chocolates, sipping delicious wines, listening to great music, and visiting some funky new shops? Umm, nothing! That's why my mom and I went up to the Sweetheart Stroll in downtown Atascadero this afternoon, and, boy was it fun!

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We discovered several awesome new wineries this time around including Vines on the Marycrest . Their Summertime blush was delicious and by far our favourite of the day! I plan to purchase a bottle or two to enjoy this summer on the back patio!

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We also enjoyed the Savignon Blanc from the Frolicking Frog (and rubbed the froggie's back for good luck!).

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The Vinho Doce from Pierce Ranch Vineyards (who came all the way from Monterey!) is a dessert wine, which I normally don't like as they're very sweet and syrupy. However, this selection was very yummy and went really well with dark chocolate!

 We also tasted wines from two other new vineyards (at least new to us): Ranchita Canyon and Hidden Oak.

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Along with the newbies, our tried-and-true favourites Castoro Cellars, Norman Vineyards and Christian Lazo were there to taste as well.

Castoro Cellers 


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 There was some great music by a band called Those Guys - I mean, who can argue with a rockin' jazz flute? They had people dancing on the sidewalk!

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We met a lot of really wonderful people and everyone seemed to be having a great time! Who could blame them, though? It was a beautiful warm, sunny day, the wine and treats were flowing and there were so many new shops to browse, as well as some old favourites, one couldn't help but enjoy it!

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