Addamo Estate Vineyard Tasting Room and Bistro,  Orcutt, California

Addamo Vineyards were planted in 2000, grapes cultivated, and wines began to flow practically from the vines in a family tradition filled with passion for the finer things in life.


While the Addamo family has its roots in Sicily, the owner was raised in the family wine business in Hollister, California. Dreaming of one day owning a vineyard, he and his wife have excelled in that effort in Santa Maria valley. Liz is professional chef who took her knowledge of wine and food, and paired them in what began as a wine tasting room that served sandwiches and hors d'oeuvres. By arrangement you can work with Liz to enjoy a feast for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and corporate events.


Above is the dining area of the wine tasting room. You'll also seek a glass of wine, and a wood-cooked artichoke dusted with a cheese, and accompanied by a red pepper dipping sauce and a slice of lime. After munching on appetizers and socializing among family and friends, our group sat down for serious dining and wine.

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Grenache and Syrah were deemed to be most suited to the Addamo estate vineyard, so expect to enjoy some tasty wines offering a great range to pair with delicious dishes. Our second course was several grilled shrimp set atop an herb sauce, and mixed gourmet greens with a light vinaigrette dressing. Delicious!


Followed with a sorbet in a glass decorated with lemon and suitable for the palette, the finale aimed to please in this gourmet meal that Liz, a vintner and chef, created. The entree was a velvety, melt-in-your-mouth filet cut of beef on a bed of mashed garlic potatoes and grilled asparagus, with a delicious wine sauce. Ah-h-h-h-h-h-ddamo!


Location: 400 E. Clark Ave., Orcutt, CA. Tasting Room hours: (805) 937-6400. Special events, call Liz Addamo:  (805) 331-5001


When you visit: Be sure to check out some surrounding destinations for fabulous vacations. One of my favorites the beaches of Pismo Beach. If you can spring the bucks for luxury digs, check out Dolphin Bay Resort. Many also enjoy  Solvang Hotels.




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