Thursday, March 12, 2015

Photos from A Short Visit to Steinbeck Vineyards and Winery

Steinbeck Winery Exterior Photos


I normally only visit westside Paso Robles wineries, but tonight I went to the east side to attend a meeting at the Steinbeck tasting room which you see pictured here. This is the side view.

Photos from A Short Visit to Steinbeck Vineyards and Winery
Side View of Steinbeck Tasting Room, © B. Radisavljevic


Since we arrived late to the meeting, I couldn't take any pictures until after the meeting ended, and by then the sun was beginning to go down. I took the photo below after the meeting was over and people were talking outside near the entrance afterward.

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Entrance View  of Steinbeck Tasting Room, © B. Radisavljevic


Historical Artifacts Inside the Steinbeck Winery Tasting Room


I was surprised at how different this tasting room was from most others I've visited. The Steinbeck tasting room is almost like a historical museum inside. The walls are full of artifacts, old photos, musical instruments, paintings, and other items that are related to the history of the winery. Since the tasting room was officially closed, there was not enough time to linger and learn more about what I was seeing. I know I will go back as soon as I have time.

I do want to show you some of that interior in the photos below. First is the old wine press used by the Ernst Family from 1884-1950.

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Old Wine Press in Steinbeck Tasting Room, © B. Radisavljevic


The next view of the interior was taken from the middle of the room with my back to the entrance. You will see Cindy Steinbeck on the right in the pink shirt, talking to someone who attended the meeting. The chairs were put up just for the meeting.  I thought I should let you see some of the wine on the far wall. There are cases of it for sale on the front left by the window.

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Interior of Steinbeck Tasting Room, © B. Radisavljevic


This corner of the tasting room near the door had a display on the walls that almost reached the ceiling. I loved seeing all those old instruments hanging there. There are also historical plaques and photos that help explain them and the other things you see on the wall. If you are interested in the history of the wine industry in Paso Robles and in the pioneering families, a visit to Steinbeck Vineyards and  Winery is a must.


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Historical Artifacts on Walls of Steinbeck Tasting Room, © B. Radisavljevic


The Vineyard


I did want to get some photos of the vineyard before I left, but it was dusk and there wasn't a lot of light left. I was, however, able to capture this shot.  I hope it reflects the peace I felt  when I stood looking at it as the sun went down.


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Dusk at Steinbeck Vineyard. © B. Radisavljevic


The Vine Speaks, by Cindy Steinbeck



 The Vine Speaks
Before leaving, I bought a copy of Cindy Steinbeck's book, The Vine Speaks. I'm eager to see her insights into John 15 as one who truly understands both the life of grape vines, as well Christian life. Read more about Cindy's faith and ministry.  I will review this book as soon as I've had a chance to read it. If you'd also like to read it, just click on the book cover to get a copy. It comes in both a paperback and Kindle edition.

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Photos from A Short Visit to Steinbeck Vineyards and Winery



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