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Laura
JUSTIN Winery, Paso Robles, CA
living a life filled with wine, food, and fabulous people (and my pup!) on California's Central Coast.
Interests: wine, food
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With all the rain we had this winter, JUSTIN is looking absolutely beautiful. There is an abundance of wildflowers around every turn, especially California Poppies, Lupines, and Mustard. In many areas, our cover crop is as tall as the vines!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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JUSTIN has recently expanded our vineyards with the purchase of DeBro Vineyard. Located adjacent to JUSTIN, we have been sourcing their superb Cab Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot for years. With the sale finalized, we have 22 vineyard crew members... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Each year, the Far Out Wineries (Paso Robles’ Westside wineries) host a Zinfandel Summit in the JUSTIN Barrel Caves. Guests are invited to wander our caves and taste Zinfandel from each of the participating Far Out Wineries – this year,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Justin Baldwin presents Chef Kent with a Barrel Head Plaque Another successful Zinfandel Festival weekend and Guest Chef dinner are behind us! Zinfandel Festival is one of Paso Robles’ busiest weekends, and the JUSTIN tasting room and event staff always... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2011 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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We are pleased to announce that “She Said YES!” won the JUSTIN Most Memorable Moments contest! As a prize for having the best story, Jen and Dave Schelling will be joining us for a stay at the JUST Inn, Dinner... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Our lush cover crop awaits impending showers I know I promised you a report on our Pellenc Sunflower Weed Abatement Program, but due to the recent and forecasted rain (and snow!), Vineyard Manager Paul Kaselionis and the rest of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Chef Will plates his Poached Salmon for us to try Several times each year, the hospitality team crowds around Chef Will in our tiny kitchen to taste his newest menu creations for Deborah's Room. He describes his dishes to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2011 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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About five years ago, following the release of Sideways, author Rex Pickett visited JUSTIN as our honored guest. He had the complete JUSTIN experience – dinner in Deborah’s Room, a night at the JUST Inn, and a book signing in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2011 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Alix and Carl hosted a bit of a shotgun wedding here at JUSTIN Winery – they first contacted me on December 15 for a wedding that took place on January 8! Carl, who is the Executive Chef at Fire Restaurant... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2011 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Congratulations to six JUSTIN staffers, who recently passed the Certified Specialist of Wine exam! On December 17, 2010, the JUSTIN team gathered on our Wishing Well patio to take a test on material that some had been studying for months.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2011 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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The production team barrels down the last of our 2010 Cab Franc Happy New Year from the Vineyard and Winemaking team at JUSTIN! Even though harvest is finished – we just barreled down the last tanks of Cabernet Franc –... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Guests of the JUST Inn Bed and Breakfast are in for a treat – Deborah’s Room Chef Tournant Tim Barakat has begun preparing breakfast daily! Tim believes in using locally sourced ingredients as often as possible, and this is certainly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
Happy New Year to you as well - Cheers!
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We’re getting into the holiday spirit here at JUSTIN, and for me, that means shopping! In fact, I was able to find a gift for everyone on my list just by browsing our tasting room… The Wino This one is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Have you always dreamed of spending a night in the lap of luxury at the JUST Inn? What about savoring a five-course meal at our critically acclaimed Deborah’s Room fine dining restaurant alongside Justin and Deborah Baldwin, or attending a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2010 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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The menu at Deborah’s Room, the fine dining restaurant at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, changes with the season. Our meats, veggies, fish, and fromage are made, raised, or purchased locally whenever possible, making for an always-new delight. When I’m lucky,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2010 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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On October 27, 2010, Chef William Torres prepared a fabulous five-course meal at the James Beard House in New York City. He was accompanied by Deborah Baldwin, JUSTIN Proprietor, who presented a wine with each course to a captivated crowd.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Friar Dawson blesses the JUSTIN 2010 Tempranillo We are pleased and excited to announce the first day of Harvest at JUSTIN! We kicked off Harvest by picking our Sauvignon Blanc on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, and we brought in our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Jim doles out a barrel sample of our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon on a JUSTIN Barrels and Bottles Tour “Jim gave a really detailed tour. Think of the cave as an upside down pool!” –Anita P, Foursquare This recent posting to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Our summer garden is in full bloom! Lemon cucumbers and new potatoes have been regularly harvested for the past three weeks. We have just picked the first of our cherry tomatoes, and should see a huge wave of tomatoes over... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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Deborah’s Room Restaurant at JUSTIN offers a seasonal, ever-changing menu of foods that surprise and delight the palate. For our summer menu, we have set the spotlight on sweet white corn, a classic American summer treat. Even though it was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at JUSTIN Food & Wine Blog
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