EMPHASIS ON “WHAT’S IN THE GLASS”
Scar of the sea was a shared objective between long–time friends and colleagues, Mikey Giugni and Michael Brughelli. More times than not, there is a story behind the label from an exclusively crafted wine, and Scar of the Sea is no different but justly unique.
Trattoria Uliveto whose name roughly translates to “olive grove” is an exceptional trattoria in the heart of Old Orcutt – an unincorporated town in the Santa Maria Valley. Chef and owner Alfonso Curti have designed the first-rate menu of traditional Italian cuisines from locally sourced seasonal ingredients, handmade pasta, home-made Italian sausages, meticulously baked pizza from their wood-burning pizza oven, and home-made desserts, inspired by his Mamma and Nonna.
PINOT NOIRS WITH PRECISION
You may call Marc Piro a true Californian winemaker, who now in his 30s has traveled the world making wine under the supervision of other renowned winemakers…Western Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina. At 10 years old he caught the cooking bug and was completely obsessed with fruit.1
In the age of convenience and indulgence at the fingertips, Sushi Chef Ben Weissberg, owner of Shiroyama Sushi Co., is taking his concept to the masses. They offer at-home authentic Japanese Sushi, cooking lessons, private dinner parties, and small event catering. In true traditional form, impeccable freshness and legitimate practice art of rice, he personally selects all ingredients and has an exclusive relationship with his fish purveyor.
SANTA CRUZ: THE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY OF THE HOLY CROSS GETAWAY
This small coastal city with a mild climate and scenic beauty in Santa Cruz County is at the north end of Monterey Bay in California, about forty miles south of San Jose and 75 miles south of San Francisco. It is best known as a countercultural hub, with a bohemian feel and youthful vibe, fun weekend tourist attractions.1
SOLMINER: BRING AUSTRIA TO LOS OLIVOS
Solminer, meaning mining the sun, is a certified biodynamic and organic winery founded in 2012 by owners/winemakers Anna and David DeLaski.1
BUILT ON A RAILWAY, BORN BY CREATORS
1861 stagecoach route roots Ballard from San Francisco to Los Olivos, then to Los Angeles to San Diego. What $8000 of purchased farmland planted to 5000 olive trees, can do to establish 3 square miles of secluded Victorian country grace. Thanks to land improvement laws Felix Mattie of Mattei’s Tavern ( now vacation cottages rental and wedding venue) could be credited to establishing this iconic town.
Bringing Austria to Los Olivos
Solminer, meaning mining the sun is a certified biodynamic and organic winery founded in 2012 by owners/winemakers Anna and David Delask.1
END OF THE ROAD WINERY….
But an Infinite road to the possibilities1
Like an Oreo Cookie… It’s The Cream In The Middle
From Los Angeles in route to central coast lies an unexplored city, a disregard to just a quick stop for fuel or drive-thru to curb road trip hunger. However, if one would drive in a little deeper, you witness a destination town meriting a makeshift trip. Ventura is comfortably compact, accessible without any pretense.1