Tuesday, August 5, 2008

NBC Film Crew Visits Our Tasting Room

Last Wednesday a film crew from NBC’s award-winning “In Wine Country”, hosted by Mary Babbitt, interviewed Dani & me at our downtown tasting room for an upcoming segment about the wineries of downtown Paso Robles.

We were contacted by the show’s producer, Barb Moffatt who said, “Paso Robles is a beautiful town, and I think that it’s like a wonderful little wine gem between Los Angeles and San Francisco. We are looking to do a wine related story in the area, and when we found out about all of the tasting rooms that you can walk to in the downtown area; it was a slam dunk for us to contact you.” We’re glad they did!

During our interview, we were doing some interviewing of the host ourselves…woops… and found out the host of the show, Mary Babbitt, was a former newscaster at the Santa Maria CBS affiliate KCOY. She was an anchor with the station for a number of years in the 1990’s and still has a strong attachment to the area and as she says “a lover of the Rhône-style wines coming from Paso Robles!”. She explained to us that this combination made doing the segment on us and the other downtown wineries a natural for her syndicated show. Thanks Mary!

“In Wine Country” is a national show that will air on more than 200 NBC affiliated stations around the country and our segment will be on sometime in the fall. I will follow-up when we know more!

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