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Play & Get Away in Paso Robles, California’s Central Coast Wine Country. Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles wine country plays at the intersection of innovation and tradition. Watch as we saddle up in what was once cowboy country and discover a whole new world where world-class wine, food, and culture meet small-town charm.

Join the journey as Monique Soltani travels to California’s Central Coast and finds her way to a new frontier. Learn what wine and vines thrive in this easy to get to but off the beaten path wine region. Meet Paso Robles Pioneers Jerry Lohr and Gary Eberle who put this rural region on the world wide wine stage. Get a taste of conservation cocktails, learn about regenerative viticulture, discover why a billionaire is preserving land in Paso, eat local food from a family combining Mexican and European cuisine, and face fears as we discover Paso Robles is one of the rare places you can zipline over grapevines!

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00:00 Introduction to Paso Robles
01:43 Gary Eberle, Owner Eberle Winery
05:11 Jerry Lohr, Owner J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
07:54 Finca Restaurant at Paso’s Market Walk
10:29 Ziplining Ancient Peaks/Margarita Adventures
14:37 Regenerative Viticulture Discussion and Food and Wine Pairing at Robert Hall Winery
18:28 Halter Ranch Vineyard and Winery
21:30 Craft Distillery and Craft Cocktail Recipe at Re:Find Distillery
24:50 Closing Credits and Outtakes
Michael Horn, Cinematographer
Mary Orlin, Producer
Anaconda Street Productions, Post Production Services
Chad Michael Hardy, Chief Inspiration Officer
Monique Soltani, Executive Producer + Host

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Wine Oh! TV is a fun and informative food and wine travel show that gets to the heart of every wine region. Join the journey as Monique Soltani travels the world bringing people together by breaking bread, opening up a bottle, and connecting through culture. Every episode answers three essential questions most asked by Wine Oh! TV’s audience over the last decade: What is there to drink, what is there to do, and what is there to eat in each wine region.

This season Wine Oh! TV shines the spotlight on smaller wine regions with Umbria, Paso Robles, Mendocino, Walla Walla, and Lodi taking center stage. Wine Oh! TV is shot with the seasonal change in vineyards from bud break in March 2022, veraison in June, to harvest in September and October.

NEW THIS SEASON….

Wine Oh! TV Umbria: Our first episode of the new season features Umbria, Italy, the home of Saint Valentine, where he used a Sagrantino wine from the region to marry star-crossed lovers. Umbria is home to the land of the saints, a wine so big it’s nicknamed the beast, and with black gold abound, we discover why foodies from far and wide flock to this lesser known wine region. We meet the most prominent winemakers of the region, get cooking classes with the pros, try our hand at truffle hunting, and even make money, literally!

Wine Oh! TV Mendocino: Join the journey as Monique Soltani travels to one of California’s largest, greenest, and most authentic wine regions. Mendocino is often described as rugged, real, and refined and we find out why. With boots on the ground during bud break we walk the vines and make a Mendo Blendo, hit up a historic Hopland hot spot, bottle feed baby goats, and get a little sticky along the way!

Wine Oh! TV Walla Walla: Join the journey as Monique Soltani travels to the Pacific Northwest. We discover how Walla Walla grew from a wheat farming community at the base of the Blue Mountains into one of America’s most loved wine regions. We take a bite out of this tiny town (and their sweet onions) with a huge heart, meet two restaurateurs who nearly lost it all during the pandemic, we walk the rocks and find out why this unknown wine region has the capacity and the geography to make some of the best wines in the world.

Wine Oh! TV Lodi: Join the journey as Monique Soltani travels to California’s Central Valley. With the the largest collection of old vines in North America and winemaking dating back to the 1800’s, we learn why Lodi has earned its place in history. Meet a winemaker whose Grandfather came here during the Bracero Program and now he’s made the American dream a reality. We get hands on during harvest and learn what it takes to make wine from grape to glass, plus pizza making with a local pro whose family is rooted in the region.

Get to Know Grenache: Join the journey as Monique Soltani travels to the birthplace of Grenache. Shot exclusively on her iPhone Monique travels to the Roussillon region in France and the Aragon region of Spain. The sole purpose of this adventure is to get to the heart and soul of what makes the Grenache grape so great. Who better to help us understand one of the world’s most widely planted grapes than hearing first hand from the winemakers in their homeland.

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