Trekking across the United States from Florida in 2015, Sarah and Brice Garrett took their can do attitude to start fresh in California making Paso Pure non-alcoholic beverages for Rabbit Ridge Winery. Today, Sarah is hard at work maintaining their Monastrell vines and conducting weekly stirs of their Viognier vintages for Serrano Wine.
While having a can do attitude is nothing new, Millennials often get a bad reputation for ignoring traditional wine-making practices. Sarah and Brice, however, employ traditional pruning techniques and showcase how much old-fashioned work is done before grapes are harvested. Wine aficionados can follow Serrano Winery on Instagram stories where progress made is complete with their dog, Sam, supervising. In their downtown Paso Robes tasting room tasting room, Sarah and Brice share their wine making methods, including how to maintain soil pH levels and why Sarah arduously stirs wine in a barrel by hand.
I appreciated them sharing their knowledge and affinity for blending wines like Liquid Luck and for producing single grape Pinot Noir too. Stopping into their store front on Pine Street in Paso Robles is a must so you can literally enjoy the fruits of their labor.
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Patricia Appelquist is a San Francisco Bay Area contributor to Wine Adventure Journal.