The wineries of SLO Wine Country boast an average distance of just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, resulting in prevailing marine conditions that are among the most pronounced of any wine region in California. Collectively, these growing conditions forge a unifying wine quality that is native to SLO Wine Country:
The reliable cooling effect of the nearby Pacific Ocean ensures a long growing season, enabling the grapes to achieve physiological ripeness and natural balance. Cool-climate varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir excel in the heart of SLO Wine Country, and even the warmest areas benefit from considerable marine influence.
The ocean proximity also exerts a moderating effect on the climate, minimizing temperature swings so that growing conditions are rarely hot or cold. The result is an extraordinarily steady growing season that fosters balanced ripening and consistent quality from vintage to vintage.
The imprint of the ocean is also evident in SLO Wine Country's uncommonly complex soils, which are frequently riddled with ancient sea fossils. Soil variation enables the winegrower to mix and match varietals to specific soil profiles, or to add more "colors" to the palette of a single varietal, heightening overall quality and complexity.
FRANK OSTINI OF THE HITCHING POST GIVES US ALL THE DETAILS ON THE SIXTH-ANNUAL “AN EVENING ON THE BEACH” BENEFITTING ST. VINCENT MEALS ON WHEELS
AN EVENING ON THE BEACH: THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015 | 6PM –10PM
ENJOY AN EXCLUSIVE NIGHT ON THE BEACH WITH YOUR TOES IN THE SAND AS YOU SAVOR THE BEST FOOD, SPIRITS AND WINES OF CALIFORNIA AND BEYOND. WHEN YOU DO, YOU HELP KEEP ST. VINCENT MEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERING NUTRITIOUS MEALS TO HOMEBOUND SENIORS AND OTHER VULNERABLE RESIDENTS ACROSS THE LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY 365 DAYS A YEAR.
Tickets are $175, including parking, and are on sale now!
About St. Vincent Meals on Wheels: For over 37 years the mission of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels is to prepare and deliver two nutritious meals daily to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across Los Angeles, regardless of ethnicity, disability, religious preference, or ability to pay. In 2013, STVMOW helped clients stay safe and healthy through a variety of lifeline services, and served nearly 1.2 million meals. Proceeds from this evening will help to sustain the mission to serve those who are unable to care for themselves.
ABOUT THE HITCHING POST:
The original Hitching Post was founded in 1952 by the Ostini family in Casmalia, California. Its sister restaurant The Hitching Post II was opened in 1986 in Buellton, California. The restaurant also makes its own brand of wines under the Hartley Ostini brand.
The Hitching Post Restaurant - Santa Barbara County Historical Landmark # 37