If you have not had a chance to visit the Wine Lab, take the time to stop by and have a glass of wine while perusing their incredable wine selection.
Posted by Dani Sellers at 11:45 AM
Friday, October 17th, KSBY, the San Luis Obispo local NBC station came to town to film a piece on how the economy is affecting our local areas winery sales and visitor traffic. Here is their piece..!
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(Sorry about Big Bubba's!)
Reported by: Liza Sullivan
The Central Coast wine industry is faring better than other industries during the current financial downturn. Many winery owners said business has dipped around 10 to 15 percent in the past year, with some wineries doing better than others.
Winery owners said tasting room traffic is lighter. They said consumers are still drinking wine, but shopping for cheaper bottles. Many wineries are also shifting their efforts toward wholesale distribution.
Business is steady at Edward Sellers Winery in downtown Paso Robles.
Tasting room manager Kendall Carson said she is busy pouring wines and entertaining tasters, including Nancy Commerdinger and her husband. The couple drove up from Orange County, and said the recent financial downturn is only motivating them to find better bargains.
"We prefer to buy bargains because we drink wine every day," said Commerdinger. And that seems to be the trend throughout the Paso Robles wine country.
"Maybe people aren't choosing to come here and buy their wine, maybe they have been here and they have that great loyalty with your brand, and they're choosing to buy your wine back at their local store," said Stacie Jacob of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance.
Jacob added that many wineries are focusing more on wholesale distribution.
At Edward Sellers, the small winery said its location downtown helps bring in business, and Carson said it's not uncommon to see tasters come in to simply try a wine, and leave with an entire case.
Experts said recent coverage on the Paso Robles wine country in several publications is also helping the wine industry.
Posted by Ed Sellers at 10:24 PM
For those of you who have not had a chance to review a recent article in the October issue of Cottage Living Magazine, we've placed it up on our website, so you can take a look! The eight page article focuses on Paso Robles Wine Country as a vacation destination and Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines. We are all extremely excited to have the national exposure we are receiving from this article. Thanks again Sara!!!
Posted by Ed Sellers at 10:17 PM