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“Wine with a view”

Niven Family Wine Estates
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Owner description: The Baileyana, Tangent & True Myth Tasting Room pours all of the Niven Family wines! Located in the beautiful Edna Valley, it is the result of almost 45 years of work by a single family, starting when Catharine and Jack Niven first planted grapes here in 1973, founding Paragon Vineyards. Today, the business is operated by second and third generation family members and has grown to include over 30 different wines under five separate labels: Baileyana, Tangent & True Myth are the three most important labels and we also produce smaller production volumes under the Zocker and Trenza labels. All these wines are poured at our tasting room located in the historic Independence Schoolhouse, built in 1909. The current building includes some of the original windows, siding and floorboards, preserving history while adding to a uniquely attractive setting for the tasting room and extensive gift shop. Surrounding the tasting room are expansive picnic areas with stunning views of our SIP-Certified Estate Paragon Vineyard. Two full-size Bocce courts are available for your use, or just sit and enjoy the views of the vines across the valley to the mountains. Wine is available by the glass or bottle to enjoy onsite together with a small selection of cheese, salami and crackers - or bring your own picnic and spend a couple of hours here!
Los Osos
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“Wine with a view”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Taste great wines from 3 wineries in a charming restored schoolhouse where the tasting room is located. Bring a picnic and prepare to enjoy the view and the wine at the picnic tables outside.

Visited July 2012
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Sao Paulo
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55 reviews
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“Not for tasting only”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

You can visit the place just for tasting. But outside the house there are tables with view to vineyards where you can have a picnic as some guests were.

By the way, the wine is excellenTT !!

Visited August 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Love Baileyana”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Amazing Wine, Amazing view, amazing time! What else do i have to say? Spend a great afternoon wine tasting. You won't be dissappointed!

Visited July 2012
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San Diego, CA
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“Charming winery”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

We make sure to stop by Baileyana each time that we're in the area. The winery is housed in an old schoolhouse that has been updated (and has included clean public restrooms in another building). Staff is friendly and usually includes young people who are studying wine-making at Cal-Poly SLO nearby. Their recommendations are spot-on. Outside there's a picnic area and a place for bocce ball, if you're so inclined (or are the DD).

Visited June 2012
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Arroyo Grande, CA
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“Old school house”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

The winery is quaint and the wines pretty good. It's not a very big winery, but you can step outside if it gets too crowded.

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