This is a great little wine and cheese shop with a small restaurant run by two charming young women, Tina & Kelly. Lots of terrific California wines, focusing on Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, with a smattering from Europe, in all price ranges. You can find some unusual high end bottles here too, like 100-point Saxum.
The cheese selection is out of this world-- beyond what you would expect to find in this little burg. Ask to sample one of the sheep's milk cheeses. Also some fine chocolates and other gourmet temptations are stocked.
The restaurant has wine tasting flights, wines by the class and a very reasonable $10 corkage for wines purchased in the adjacent wine shop. The cheese plates are of course excellent (lots of variety and proper temperature and age, unlike many places that offer these with wine tastings). Charcuterie is also phenomenal.
The sandwiches are enormous! You will be shocked at the size of even a half. Soups are consistently deeply flavored and you'll find local produce used in unique and delicious ways. If you aren't hazardously full after dining, try the pots de creme, both chocolate and butterscotch (with fleur de sel and caramel sauce!) are killer.
You can avoid having to pay for on street parking by parking in the municipal lot on Palm between Main and Santa Clara.
If you are a local, consider joining the monthly Paradise Pantry wine club. You receive discounts and wines selected by Tina and Kelly to your taste.
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