Rachel and Ryan Beauregard have opened their new Slow Coast Wine Bar by Beauregard Vineyards in Davenport, right on scenic Highway 1. Rachel will be running the show, and she has already stocked the wine bar with Tabitha Stroup’s Friend in Cheeses jams, chocolates by Marini’s, sweet goodies by Ashby Confections, Deerhaven Soaps; and Wild Poppies olive oil–all locally made. The Beauregards’ tasting room in Bonny Doon has an abundance of customers daily, so the Davenport spot gives them another venue. It’s also a great space to hold private events.
“Our business plan for this space is to operate as an auxiliary tasting room, a wine bar, and a place for people to host private events,” says winemaker Ryan Beauregard. “Our estate winery has become so busy recently that we cannot always serve guests adequately. A second nearby location is a way to accommodate guests with our new appointment-only, seated tastings with table service.”
Open Thursday-Monday from 1pm, with a last call at 7:30pm.
Slow Coast Wine Bar by Beauregard Vineyards, 450 Highway 1, Davenport, 831-600-7402. [email protected]
Victor Hugo Winery
The name Victor Hugo immediately brings to mind two of the writer’s most famous novels, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Misérables. But in this case, I am writing about Victor Hugo Winery in the Paso Robles area.
Hugo the writer most certainly gave us plenty of literary gems, and Victor Hugo the winery gives us exceptional libations worthy of poetic allure.
Victor Hugo’s 2017 Paso Robles Opulence, Templeton Gap District, is a captivating blend of 33% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 20% Petit Verdot, 13% Malbec, and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Kudos to owner and winemaker Victor Hugo Roberts for making this intense red wine brimming with black cherries and dark chocolate. This is Opulence at its best! And it’s not surprising that two of Victor Hugo’s other wines are named Les Mis and Hunchback. There’s also one called Contemplations, named after Hugo’s collection of poetry.
Victor Hugo Winery, 2850 El Pomar Drive, Templeton. 805-434-1128. Victorhugowinery.com. Open by appointment.