Friday, April 8, 2016

G is for Graveyard Vineyards

How I Discovered Graveyard Vineyards

I found Graveyard Vineyards quite by accident. I was attending a memorial service for a family friend at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in San Miguel and we saw this sign as we walked from where we were parked along the road to this small cemetery. I had heard of neither the cemetery or the Graveyard Vineyards until that day, even though  I had lived in the Paso Robles area for  23 years. 

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Entrance to Graveyard Vineyards, © B. Radisavljevic
You really have to be looking this winery to find it, since it's off the beaten path. On Highway 46, East or West, you pass winery after winery. On Estrella Road in San Miguel, I saw only this one along the stretch we drove.

At the sign is a long road to the top of a hill where you find the actual tasting room. The entrance is to the right where you can't see it in the photo below.

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 Graveyard Vineyards Tasting Room, © B. Radisavljevic

Photos of the Vineyards, Tasting Room, and Pond

Graveyard Vineyards got its name from its proximity to the tiny Pleasant Valley Cemetery where many of the city's pioneer families are buried. This photo shows one way the tasting room plays on its name. The wine barrel is near the entrance.

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A Bit of Humor at Graveyard Vineyards, © B. Radisavljevic

As you exit the tasting room there is a patio where you can picnic or drink your wine, as long is no special event is scheduled for that area. The day I was there they were preparing for a wedding. The patio looks out at the pond and the vineyards. 

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Patio at Graveyard Vineyards, © B. Radisavljevic

This is a partial view of the pond, which appears like a small lake.

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Partial View of Pond at Graveyard Vineyards, © B. Radisavljevic

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This is my seventh post for the 2016 AtoZchallenge, a Blogging Challenge for the month of April, 2016. My theme is Things You Can See or Experience in North San Luis Obispo County. Here are links to the other posts if you missed them.

A is for Acorn
B is for Barney Schwartz Park
C is for Cattle in Wine Country
D is for Dark Star Cellars
E is for Electric Wires
F is for Family Farms
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