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June 14, 201652 min
AUSTIN HOPE – WINEMAKER, HOPE FAMILY WINES  The philosophy behind the Austin Hope Wines is simple: make spectacular estate-grown, Rhone varietal wines. Using native clones, high-density vineyard planting in our Estate Vineyard located in the Templeton Gap,  one of the coolest sub-AVAs of Paso Robles, the Austin Hope wines are bold, flamboyant and expressive. THE STORY Austin Hope brings years of formal and informal education and experience to the Austin Hope Label. Between his time at Cal Poly, and his apprenticeships under Chuck Wagner and in the Rhône Valley, he has an intimate knowledge of the winemaking process, from vine to bottle. Austin Hope wine combines Austin’s zest for life with his determination to make exceptional wine. The estate brand is an artisanal wine of small production. Oftentimes only available to the wine club and in the tasting room, there is rarely any left for our local, fine-wine shops. While Austin’s specialty is getting this exceptional wine into the bottle, he knows a fair bit about getting it out of the bottle too. He’s the kind of guy you want have a drink with and his wine is the kind of wine you want to share with a friend. In an era when wine has become a business, Austin’s still making it because he likes to drink it. He loves how it flavors the events and memories of our lives. From tableside to fireside, Austin Hope wine represents the passion we hope you get out of every bottle of our wine. We love being a part of your experiences and memories and hope you’re having just as much fun drinking our wine as we’re having making it. THE ESTATE The Austin Hope label sources its fruit from the Hope family estate vineyard. Located 20 miles from the ocean in the Templeton Gap district of Paso Robles, the Hope Family Vineyard is nestled in the coolest region of Paso Robles and is characterized by rich, rocky soil of clay and limestone. These characteristics produce the finest Rhône varietals in the region. Upon returning from his studies in the Rhône Valley of France, Austin Hope replanted the Hope Family Vineyard to varieties best suited to the unique microclimate. He planted close and prunes aggressively, asking very little of each plant. This technique produces elegant and refined wines with true Rhône characteristics. Maintaining our commitment to sustainability, the Hope Family Vineyard has been SIP certified (sustainability in practice) since 2009. VISIT Our Tasting cellar offers a distinctive blend of eclectic decor, spacious atmosphere and cozy lounge-style seating. In the words of proprietor Austin Hope, “The goal was to give Treana a more vivid sense of place, and to also let a bit of my personality come through.” The result isn’t just another tasting room that you simply pass through—it’s a destination where we invite you to hang out and enjoy our wines at your own pace. Feel free to enjoy our picnic area among the vineyards. Hours: 10am-4pm Thursday – Monday, open Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment only. 805.238.4112 1585 Live Oak Road Paso Robles, CA 93446 WWW.HOPEFAMILYWINES.COM DANNY LIPFORD - YOUR HOME TO-DO LIST: DONE IN A DAY! SUMMER MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST: Your Home To-Do List Done in a Day with Today’s Homeowner Danny Lipford Summer is here! Now is the time to prepare your home and yard for the onslaught of summer heat. Yes, homeownership can be overwhelming. However, the smart homeowner knows that seasonal maintenance is a must to preserve their largest investment. This is the Summer Edition of “4 Seasons of Home Ownership”, from the Today’s Homeowner team. From, "Top Ten Must Do Tasks", to “If Time and Budget Allows” and “A Little Something Extra”, this fast paced look at homeownership really puts things in prospective ….in a good way! ABOUT DANNY: Danny Lipford is a veteran remodeling contractor and television personality known to audiences as Host of the Emmy-Nominated and nationally-syndicated home improvement TV and radio shows: Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipfo


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