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Paso Robles tasting room
Open Daily from 10:30 - 5:00
2485 Highway 46 West
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237.7896
We are located on the south side of Highway 46 West 2.5 miles from Highway 101.
Our driveway is directly across from the big red mailbox and the Niner Winery Tasting Room.
santa maria tasting room/WINERY ADDRESS
Open daily from 10:30 - 4:30
5230 Tepusquet Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 938.7896

Ken Volk’s 2014 Harvest Report

The 2014 growing season is underway in California and the Pacific high-pressure ridge is well established, likely bringing an end to our rainy season and the start of daily northwesterly winds coming off the Pacific. Unfortunately, meteorologists anticipate that farmers and growers in 2014 will continue to experience the drought conditions of 2013.

New Year’s Day was preceded by one of the driest Decembers in California recorded history. January and most of February 2014 were exceptionally dry. Fortunately, at the end of February and the beginning of March, the jet stream moved south which allowed several significant storm fronts to bring rain to the Central Coast and Southern California.

From February 28 to March 3, Southern California saw the start of winter storm “Titan” which generated high surf conditions from Santa Cruz to San Diego Santa Barbara’s KEYT reported on this much needed but aggressive weather. This storm front brought 5.7 inches of rainfall to the city of Santa Barbara and 14.7 inches to Matilija Canyon in Ventura County. This powerful, fast-moving storm literally crossed the entire United States bringing rain and much snowfall to the Midwest and East Coast. Despite this significant rain, however, winegrowers continue to prepare for a sever drought season in 2014.