Fitcation13 Day One
After that I went back to pick up another attendee to San Luis Obispo Airport and we drove back to down town Paso Robles.
I had driven by the freeway and passed by, maybe I had stopped once or twice for gas, but I had never been in Paso Robles. What a beautiful town. Downtown is full of cute little stores full of wine, crafts, gourmet foods and also restaurants and bars. We got to visit some stores and try out cookies, sample gourmet foods and of course shop. The team from TravelPaso recommended us to visit the Pithy Little Wine Company, the Brown Butter Cookie Company and Paso Robles General Store.
From there we went to dinner. I am not a wine drinker (well I like sparkling wine) so I was the designed driver. Dinner took place at Studios on the Park We got to see beautiful art pieces, have an amazing dinner and also for those drinking, enjoy some SIP Certified wine. What is SIP? well it is a certification that some California wine grape growers can take. The program looks at the sustainability of the site on aspects such as water conservation, energy efficiency, air quality, habitat conservation, business stability and social responsibility. It is a 3 year certification program, that includes audits, inspections, and the winery has to be certified again every three years.
Fitcation13 Day Two
First stop was Castoro Cellars where we had a healthy lunch and learned about wine tasting with Stasi Seay of Unlock Wine. I am thankful for the grape juice I got to enjoy for being the designated driver.
I learned more about SIP so besides assuring that when you drink wine that has the seal of approval from SIP the wine has the best quality on it, you are also supporting the program. So when buying wine please look for the SIP seal.
Back to the hotel because we need to get up early to go explore Cambria and San Luis Obispo. Stay tuned for the upcoming post. I will be telling you all about day 3 and the amazing swag sponsors.