106 episodes

Keeping it real with owners, winemakers, growers and personalities as they discuss the places and wines that have shaped the Paso Robles Wine Region

Where Wine Takes You - A Paso Wine Podcast Adam Montiel

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Keeping it real with owners, winemakers, growers and personalities as they discuss the places and wines that have shaped the Paso Robles Wine Region

    Ep 106: Heritage Speaks: Mavericks Before Paso was Cool – Featuring Midnight Cellars | Level 3 Wines

    Ep 106: Heritage Speaks: Mavericks Before Paso was Cool – Featuring Midnight Cellars | Level 3 Wines

    Where Wine Takes You - Episode Highlights



    In this episode of 'Where Wine Takes You,' host Adam Montiel dives deep into the rich heritage and untold stories of Paso Robles with two legendary winemakers. Broadcasting from the heart of Midnight Cellars, Adam is joined by Rich Hartenberger, owner and winemaker of Midnight Cellars, and his longtime friend, Norm Benson of Level 3 Wines. Rich and Norm, affectionately known as Richie and Normie, have been neighbors and friends for decades, sharing a unique bond and countless adventures. From the early days of winemaking in Paso to their enduring friendship, this conversation is packed with fascinating insights and entertaining tales.



    Midnight Cellars: midnightcellars.com

    Level 3 Wines: level3wines.com



    Later in the show, don't miss our Travel Paso Spotlight featuring Luke Udsen of Castoro Cellars, Bethel Road Distillery, and the Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival. Luke shares all the details about this two-day event set amidst the stunning organic vineyards of Castoro Cellars. The Whalerock Music & Arts Festival offers great music, a vibrant atmosphere, and plenty of activities, making it a must-visit for music and wine enthusiasts alike. Learn about the unique offerings of the festival and the passion behind the Udsen family’s commitment to organic farming and great music.



    Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival: whalerockmusicfestival.com

    Travel Paso: travelpaso.com



     



    Don't miss out on staying informed about all things Paso Robles through Paso Wine.



    Don’t forget to visit travelpaso.com for everything you need before your next trip to Paso. Want to know what’s happening around town? Looking for pet-friendly places to stay? Curious about Sensorio? TravelPaso.com is your go-to resource. Check it out and plan your perfect Paso getaway.



    Visit the Travel Paso website for more information: Travel Paso



     



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    For any all info on our cruise to France in August - visit www.CorkandCruise.com



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    Where Wine Takes You (WWTY) is produced by Paso Wine. WWTY is recorded, edited, produced, and hosted by Adam Montiel. Follow Adam on Instagram @AdamOnTheAir and check out his daily podcast Up + Adam. Connect with Adam and lean more on AdamMontiel.com



    For the latest in Paso Robles Wine Country, check out PasoWine.com and follow on



    Instagram @PasoWine. Download the free Paso Wine App as your guide to all things



    wine country. 



    Recording equipment for WWTY was transported in suitcases provided by Fly with Wine.



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    Original music on WWTY, “Good Company,” performed by Moonshiner Collective.



    ©2024 Where Wine Takes You, All Rights Reserved.



     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 105: Synergy in the Cellar – Featuring the Team of Caliza | End of the Day Wines

    Ep 105: Synergy in the Cellar – Featuring the Team of Caliza | End of the Day Wines

    Where Wine Takes You - Episode Highlights



    In this episode of "Where Wine Takes You," host Adam Montiel delves into the world of Caliza and End of the Day Wines. We have an exciting lineup featuring Carl Bowker, the visionary owner, along with his talented winemaking team: Josh Harp and Allie Donegan. Get the inside scoop on their latest ventures, including big news about Carl's west side estate on Anderson Road and potential plans for a new tasting room. Find out more about their incredible wines at Caliza Winery.



    In our Travel Paso Spotlight, Adam chats with Ty Lewis, the city manager of Paso Robles, about the upcoming 4th of July celebration at Barney Schwartz Park. Learn more about this spectacular event and what makes it a must-attend celebration for the community. Check out more details at Travel Paso and Paso Robles City.



    Don't miss out on staying informed about all things Paso Robles through Paso Wine.



    Don’t forget to visit travelpaso.com for everything you need before your next trip to Paso. Want to know what’s happening around town? Looking for pet-friendly places to stay? Curious about Sensorio? TravelPaso.com is your go-to resource. Check it out and plan your perfect Paso getaway.



    Visit the Travel Paso website for more information: Travel Paso



     



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    For any all info on our cruise to France in August - visit www.CorkandCruise.com



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    Where Wine Takes You (WWTY) is produced by Paso Wine. WWTY is recorded, edited, produced, and hosted by Adam Montiel. Follow Adam on Instagram @AdamOnTheAir and check out his daily podcast Up + Adam. Connect with Adam and lean more on AdamMontiel.com



    For the latest in Paso Robles Wine Country, check out PasoWine.com and follow on



    Instagram @PasoWine. Download the free Paso Wine App as your guide to all things



    wine country. 



    Recording equipment for WWTY was transported in suitcases provided by Fly with Wine.



    Use the Promo Code ADAM20 - save 20% off everything you buy AND Free Shipping!



    Original music on WWTY, “Good Company,” performed by Moonshiner Collective.



    ©2024 Where Wine Takes You, All Rights Reserved.



     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 104: Live WWTY from Paso Wine Fest Part 2

    Ep 104: Live WWTY from Paso Wine Fest Part 2

    Where Wine Takes You - Episode Highlights



    Welcome back, wine lovers! We are live at Wine Fest for part two of our very first live podcast for "Where Wine Takes You." If you thought last week with celebrity chef Tyler Florence, Audrey from Epoch, and Jessica from J. Lohr was wild, buckle up because this week is even rowdier! We’re kicking things off with Don from Turtle Rock, Kit from Hawks Hill, and Jay and Mary Ann Erdos from Cork and Cruise. By the way, there’s still a chance for you to join us in France this August—links below.



    Next, we have a lively group celebrating Paso Wine Fest live. We’ve got Austin Hope of Hope Family Wines, Janell Dusi of J Dusi Wines, Billy Grant of MacPrice Myers, and Joe Barton of Barton Family Wines and the distillery Grape and Grains. Let’s dive right into it... Lord have mercy!



    This is live, this is week two, and it's going to be wilder and more lively than our regular episodes. It’s an extra episode, so have fun with it! 



    Travel Paso Spotlight: Recently, Adam hosted the Travel Paso Roundup, celebrating the unsung heroes of our hospitality industry. From the friendly faces at the wineries to the dedicated staff at the hotels, these individuals are the backbone of our tourism industry. It’s fantastic to see Travel Paso putting them in the spotlight.



    Don’t forget to visit travelpaso.com for everything you need before your next trip to Paso. Want to know what’s happening around town? Looking for pet-friendly places to stay? Curious about Sensorio? TravelPaso.com is your go-to resource. Check it out and plan your perfect Paso getaway.



    Visit the Travel Paso website for more information: Travel Paso



    A special thank you to Travel Paso for illuminating these local gems. For more travel inspiration and insider tips, head over to Travel Paso. Dive into the world of wine and art, and let Where Wine Takes You be your guide to unforgettable experiences. 



     



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    For any all info on our cruise to France in August - visit www.CorkandCruise.com



    *****



    Where Wine Takes You (WWTY) is produced by Paso Wine. WWTY is recorded, edited, produced, and hosted by Adam Montiel. Follow Adam on Instagram @AdamOnTheAir and check out his daily podcast Up + Adam. 



    For the latest in Paso Robles Wine Country, check out PasoWine.com and follow on



    Instagram @PasoWine. Download the free Paso Wine App as your guide to all things



    wine country. 



    To plan your stay in Paso Robles, check out Travel Paso and follow them on Instagram 



    @TravelPaso.



    Recording equipment for WWTY was transported in suitcases provided by Fly with Wine.



    Original music on WWTY, “Good Company,” performed by Moonshiner Collective.



    ©2024 Where Wine Takes You, All Rights Reserved.



     

    • 51 min
    Ep 103: Live WWTY from Paso Wine Fest

    Ep 103: Live WWTY from Paso Wine Fest

    Where Wine Takes You - Episode Highlights



    Welcome to a special episode of "Where Wine Takes You," recorded live from the vibrant and energetic Wine Fest that took place on May 18th. Join us as we relive the highlights of this amazing event and talk to some incredible guests who made it truly unforgettable.

    Segments:

    Segment 1: Tyler Florence - Masters of Fire Event We kick off the episode with celebrity chef Tyler Florence, who was in town for his spectacular Masters of Fire event. Tyler shares his experiences, his passion for cooking with fire, and why he loves Paso Robles.



    Special Drop-In: Joel Peterson, Executive Producer of "Where Wine Takes You" and Executive Director of Paso Wine, joins us for a quick chat. Joel provides insider insights and shares some of the best moments from the Wine Fest.



    Segment 2: Epoch and J.Lohr - In our second segment, we are joined by Audrey Tito, Director of Distribution of Epoch Estate Wines, and Jessica Kollhoff, Director of Hospitality and Direct Sales for J.Lohr Vineyards. They talk about their roles, the success of the Wine Fest, and what makes Paso Robles a premier destination for wine lovers. Chris Taranto, Communication Director of Paso Wine, also drops in for a fun chat.



    Travel Paso Spotlight: Colleen Borojorques - California Mid State Fair In our Travel Paso Spotlight, we have an engaging conversation with Colleen Borojorques, the CEO of the California Mid State Fair. Colleen discusses what makes the Mid State Fair a staple event in the community and gives us a sneak peek into what to expect this year.



    Visit the Travel Paso website for more information: Travel Paso



     



    A special thank you to Travel Paso for illuminating these local gems. For more travel inspiration and insider tips, head over to Travel Paso. Dive into the world of wine and art, and let Where Wine Takes You be your guide to unforgettable experiences. 



     



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    For any all info on our cruise to France in August - visit www.CorkandCruise.com



    *****



    Where Wine Takes You (WWTY) is produced by Paso Wine. WWTY is recorded, edited, produced, and hosted by Adam Montiel. Follow Adam on Instagram @AdamOnTheAir and check out his daily podcast Up + Adam. 



    For the latest in Paso Robles Wine Country, check out PasoWine.com and follow on



    Instagram @PasoWine. Download the free Paso Wine App as your guide to all things



    wine country. 



    To plan your stay in Paso Robles, check out Travel Paso and follow them on Instagram 



    @TravelPaso.



    Recording equipment for WWTY was transported in suitcases provided by Fly with Wine.



    Original music on WWTY, “Good Company,” performed by Moonshiner Collective.



    ©2024 Where Wine Takes You, All Rights Reserved.



     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 102: Small But Mighty Wineries in the Adelaida District

    Ep 102: Small But Mighty Wineries in the Adelaida District

    Where Wine Takes You - Episode Highlights



     



    Welcome to another exciting episode of "Where Wine Takes You." In this episode, titled "High Hopes, Higher Wines: The Heights of Adelaida District," Adam Montiel takes you on an incredible journey through the beautiful Adelaida District in Paso Robles. Joining him are two exceptional guests, Steve Beck from Loma Seca Vineyards and Drew Nenow from Nenow Family Wines and ONX Wines.



     



    Steve Beck shares his inspiring journey from a government research scientist to a passionate vineyard owner. At Loma Seca Vineyards, nestled high at 1,850 feet above sea level, Steve's dedication to dry-farmed, organic viticulture is evident in every bottle. Learn more about Steve’s journey and the unique terroir of Loma Seca Vineyards  



     



    Drew Nenow, the talented winemaker behind Nenow Family Wines and ONX Wines, discusses his family's deep-rooted love for wine and their commitment to quality. Drew’s expertise and passion shine through in every wine he crafts. Discover more about Drew and his exceptional wines at Nenow Family Wines and ONX Wines 



     



    In the Travel Paso Spotlight, Adam chats with Angela McKee, General Manager of the Best Western Black Oak in Paso Robles. Angela shares the rich history of this beloved hotel, which has been a staple in Paso Robles for over 60 years. The Best Western Black Oak offers a unique and welcoming experience for all its guests. For more information, visit Best Western Black Oak



     



    A special thank you to Travel Paso for illuminating these local gems. For more travel inspiration and insider tips, head over to Travel Paso. Dive into the world of wine and art, and let Where Wine Takes You be your guide to unforgettable experiences. 



     



    *****



     



    For any all info on our cruise to France in August - visit www.CorkandCruise.com



    *****



    Where Wine Takes You (WWTY) is produced by Paso Wine. WWTY is recorded, edited, produced, and hosted by Adam Montiel. Follow Adam on Instagram @AdamOnTheAir and check out his daily podcast Up + Adam. 



    For the latest in Paso Robles Wine Country, check out PasoWine.com and follow on



    Instagram @PasoWine. Download the free Paso Wine App as your guide to all things



    wine country. 



    To plan your stay in Paso Robles, check out Travel Paso and follow them on Instagram 



    @TravelPaso.



    Recording equipment for WWTY was transported in suitcases provided by Fly with Wine.



    Original music on WWTY, “Good Company,” performed by Moonshiner Collective.



    ©2024 Where Wine Takes You, All Rights Reserved.



     

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep 101: Part 2 The OGs of Paso – Gary Eberle & Tobin James

    Ep 101: Part 2 The OGs of Paso – Gary Eberle & Tobin James

    Where Wine Takes You - Episode Highlights



    Part 2 of our 100th episode of "Where Wine Takes You," a milestone celebration that takes us deep into the heart of Paso Robles wine country. In this special edition, host Adam Montiel is joined by two of the region's legendary figures, Tobin James and Gary Eberle. Recorded in the captivating caves of Eberle Winery, this episode is not just a look back at the fascinating stories and significant moments that have shaped Paso Robles into a premier wine destination but also a tasting of a very rare vintage—a wine made collaboratively by Toby and Gary in the early days of their careers.



    It’s a fitting way to celebrate the 100th episode, bringing together voices that have not only witnessed but also steered the evolution of Paso Robles wine.



     



    In our "Travel Paso Spotlight," we chat with KImberly Walker, of Nomada. They are behind some of the central coast’s sexiest and most comfortable accommodations from Los Alamos (Skyview), to Paso (The Farmhouse Inn). They are about to debut their newest property years in the making May 15. Introducing, River Lodge Paso. This mid-century-modern old school motor lodge has all the throwback and retro charm of old roadside Americana. Laden with chic and comfy amenities, including a 21+ over pool with a cocktail bar attached is sure to be the talk of Paso this summer, and beyond!



    Check out The River Lodge Paso HERE



     



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    To Win VIP Tickets for Paso Wine Fest Saturday Grand Tasting, comment ‘WWTY’ on the Paso Wine’s Wine Fest post HERE



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    PASO WINE FEST MASTERS OF FIRE info:



    Event Details:



    Location: Paso Wine Fest

    Date & Time: Friday, May 17, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM



     



    Featured Chefs:



    Chef Jeff Wiesinger:** Known for his mastery in BBQ and local wine pairings, Chef Jeff is a key contender with over 30 years of culinary experience.

    Chef Justin Kingsley Hall:** A specialist in wood-fired cuisine, Chef Justin is acclaimed for his innovative cooking techniques.

    Chef Justin Monson:** Brings a rich background from catering media dinners to working at Disneyland’s prestigious Club 33.

    Chef Saree Musick:** The only woman in the competition, Chef Saree is a MICHELIN star pastry chef known for her BBQ passion and chocolate expertise.

    Chef Spencer Johnston:** Known for blending local ingredients with Lebanese and Mediterranean influences, Chef Spencer’s cooking reflects the diverse culture of California’s Central Coast.



     



    What to Expect:



    Attendees will enjoy an all-you-can-eat barbecue experience, tasting and voting on dishes prepared live by the chefs. In addition to savoring these culinary creations, guests can sample wines from notable Paso Robles wineries such as Barton Family Wines, DAOU Family Estates, and JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, among others.



     



    Competition Stakes:



    The winner of the evening will receive a $5,000 cash prize, a commemorative plaque, and a spot in the National Masters of Fire Finale for a chance to win an additional $25,000.



     



    Special Filming:



    This event will also serve as a setting for a non-airing Food Network pilot, potentially setting the stage for a new television series.



     



    Tickets and More Information:



    Secure your spot and witness culinary history by visiting Paso Wine



     



    A special thank you to Travel Paso for illuminating these local gems.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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195 Ratings

195 Ratings

JA-winelover ,

Love This Show

I’ve been obsessed with Paso wines for about 2 years now. I’ve been listing to WWTY for about the same. I always get a smile on my face as Adam interviews his guests. His positivity and enthusiasm are infectious. He also has an in depth knowledge of the area, the community, and the wine scene. I finally made it to Paso recently with a fellow wine lover and it was everything Adam talks about. The friendliness, kindness, generosity and welcoming spirit are absolutely real. We even got a chance to meet Adam in person along with a few of our favorite winemakers. Can’t say enough about this man or this place. Thanks for doing what you do Adam! Truly awesome.

mk778 ,

Adam is fantastic. Awesome Podcast.

I have listened to almost every episode and multiple more than once. Adam is truly talented and does such a wonderful job of making these feel like a conversation amongst friends. This podcast is a big reason I recently traveled to Paso. I have learned so much and can’t recommend it enough. THANK YOU Adam and Joel.

Daily Review ,

Great info and professional production

I’m now a Paso Robles local and can fully endorse Adam’s take on the wine region here. It’s a terrific primer for anyone who wants to learn more about Paso wine and get get tips on how best to visit this area.

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