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SAVOR the Central Coast– Sunset Savor the Central Coast recently announced its new lineup of “Winemaker Central” seminars, featured during the Main Event held at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch from Sept. 26-27.

“Presenting during Winemaker Central seminars at Sunset Savor the Central Coast each year is one of my favorite opportunities to interact with wine enthusiasts on a more intimate level,” said Sunset Magazine Wine Editor Sara Schneider. “Through discussions of the many facets of wine, we are able to create an experience that allows wine lovers the chance to learn about and taste the wines that they often only read about.”

Sunset Savor the Central Coast allows vinophiles the chance to expand their wine knowledge through small-group tastings not often found at large-scale wine tasting events. These 45-minute educational seminars are designed to educate and inform by providing an in-depth look into the latest and greatest trends in wine, offering tasting tips and exploring unique varietals.

Winemaker Central features several new themed sessions, including:

Meet the Syrahs – Often misunderstood and ignored, syrah has yet to enjoy its day in the sun. The Central Coast is producing a range of styles form lean and earthy, in cool parts of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, to more richly fruited, in warmer Paso Robles. Saturday, Sept. 26

Atascadero Craft Beer and Cider Tasting – Presented by Bristols Cider House and Tent City Beer Company- As ciders and craft beers grow in popularity, so do the stylistic differences in their production. Learn the nuances of beer and cider brewing from this panel of local experts and taste a wide variety of producers. Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27

Cool Chardonnay – The Maritime Influences on Coastal San Luis Obispo chardonnay  Winemakers Brian Talley, of Talley Vineyards; Fintan “Fin” du Fresne, of Chamisal Vineyards; and Mike Sinor, Sinor-Lavallee and Joe Ibrahim, of Edna Valley Vineyards, come together to talk terroir, acid, and maritime influence as it pertains to the wine region of Coastal San Luis Obispo. This is an opportunity to join the Central Coast’s most esteemed producers as they discuss the character and complexities of Chardonnay that are distinctive to Coastal San Luis Obispo. Saturday, Sept. 26

Be a Wine Competition Judge – Go behind the scenes of Sunset’s International Wine Competition and taste medal winners alongside a panel of professional judges to learn what the pros think about when evaluating a wine. Saturday, Sept. 26

Sparkling Wines from Around the World – Learn how the terroir of the place, the method used and the winemaking choices implemented to make bubbles can create distinct, recognizable profiles. Sunday, Sept. 27

Wine and Cheese Pairing – Taste some suggested pairings in this session and learn from Central Coast cheese and wine experts. Sunday, Sept. 27

Admission into Winemaker Central is available for $25 with purchase of a Main Event Ticket. Advanced purchase is required as seminars sell out. To purchase tickets, and for more information, go to



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