The Epoch Scoop on Tasting Room Staff Favorites

By Anna Hatfield and Alissa Loftus

One of our favorite parts about working in the Tasting Room is chatting with guests about where they’ve been and where they’re going…you know, their life goals, their aspirations…or which other wineries they are visiting that day. ; )

We call it “playing concierge,” because more often than not we end up getting to recommend some of our favorites.  Since we are currently missing the Tasting Room aspect of our job, we decided to make this service virtual!

 

Here, we have collected and organized each Epoch Tasting Room Educators’ current faves in the area…we are talking both wineries and eateries all over SLO County!  We have taken the time to research what each business is offering during Covid19 in terms of shipping deals, curbside pickup, etc., so you can still try our favorites!  This makes it possible for our members and guests, both near and far, to drink some Epoch-staff-approved wine and maybe order some awesome, local food as well.  Cheers! 



Christine Ovasapyan

Tasting Room Educator

Free shipping on any order, and free delivery anywhere in SLO County! 

Contact: Email [email protected] or call 805-369-9129.

Levo wine glass  

Free shipping for members with coupon code “sendit” Non-member flat shipping rate of $10. Locals: home delivery on 6 bottle or more purchase. Curb-side pickup 10-4 by appointment. 

Contact: Call 805-400-5994 to order.

Torrin  wine glass

Inclusive shipping for members on any size purchase, non-members 6 bottles minimum for inclusive shipping. Curbside pick-up by appointment, M-F 10a-3p. Complementary home delivery in SLO County. 

Contact: Call 805-227-0107.

$1 shipping on all wine purchases made online or through email until March 31st. Free drop off in North County and pick-up in tasting room by appointment. 

Contact: Email [email protected] to order.

Hours: Daily from 11:30am – 7pm on weekdays, and 11:30am – 8pm on weekends.

Contact: (805)434-1760.

Description: Pick up options available! 

Hours: Open daily from 4pm – 9pm.

Contact: (805)541-9922.

Description: Offering curbside pickup and delivery options daily!  Family meal for $55-$65 (bottle of wine included!).  50% off select bottles of wines & $2.00 bottled beer to go.  Call in or order online.  Christine: “The pot de creme is an out of body experience!!”

Old SLO BBQ (SLO)    

Hours: Open daily from 10:45am – 9:45pm.

Contact: (805)285-2473.

Description: Call in or order online.  Curbside pickup option available, as well as delivery with Uber Eats.  Offering a limited time $15.00 two-person value meal, as well as a $5.00 pay it forward meal that goes to someone in need!! 

Taste (SLO)   

Hours: Open daily from 12pm – 8pm. 

Contact: (805)541-5860

Description: Take out, vehicle drop off, and evening delivery options available! Call in OR order online  OR download their APP by texting TASTESLO to 33733.  Follow Taste on Instagram to see their latest menu items for pickup @tastecrafteatery   Gift cards are also available for future dine-in purchases.

 

 

Kelsey Schmidt

Entourage Allocations Assistant

Top wine glass 

Curb-side pickup by appointment 7 days a week. call 805-975-9704. Inclusive shipping on all online orders to wine club and allocation list members.

Contact:  Call 805-975-9704 to order or schedule curb-side pickup.

Wines available at Etto via curbside pickup (10a-6p, 11a-6p Sunday), and online giornatawine.com.

Contact: Email [email protected] for curbside pick-up. 

Curb-side pick-up from 9a-2p by appointment. Also offering a 6 pack of 2013/2014 vintage Law Estate Wines for the price of current release wines.

Contact: Email [email protected].

Calwise (Paso)   

Hours: Open Thursdays and Saturdays from 12-5.

Contact: (805)369-2662.

Description: Although Calwise is not currently offering food because of Covid-19, they are still open for ready-to-drink bottled cocktails to go as well as hand sanitizer!  

Buona Tavola (Paso)   

Hours: LUNCH: 11:30am – 2pm (Mon-Fri). DINNER: 5pm – 8pm (Sun – Mon).

Contact: Paso (805)237-0600, SLO (805)545-8000.

Description: Pickup and free delivery to Paso & SLO!  Gift certificates for future dining also available  

Somms Kitchen (Paso)   

Hours: Pick up times between 6-8 on night of reserved dinner. 

Contact: (805)369-2344.

Description: Offering  “Somm’s To Go” Pairing Series!  Purchase your tickets online at: https://www.exploretock.com/somms-kitchen.  Orders will be vacuum sealed, ready to eat, and paired with local wines! 

 

 

Alissa Loftus

Tasting Room Educator

 

Linne Calodo wine glass

Complimentary shipping on 3 bottles or more for club members.

Slacker label: Buy 4 bottles get 2 bottles of 2016 Stereotype (GSM) for 1 cent each. 

Contact: Call 805-227-0797 to order. 

  

Caliza wine glass

All orders of 4+ bottles receive inclusive shipping. Curb-side pick-up by appointment.

Contact: Email [email protected]

 

 

Clos Solène wine glass

Open for curbside pickup, 10a-5p, by appointment. Online ordering also available: clossolene.com.

Contact: Call 805-239-7769.

 

Pier 46 (Templeton)   

Hours: Open from 12pm – 7pm Mon – Sat. Closed on Sundays. 

Contact: (805)434-1950.

Menu: https://www.pier46seafood.com/menu

Description: Curbside pickup available!  Call in OR order online.

 

Kuma (Los Osos)    

Hours: Open daily from 11am – 9pm.

Contact: (805)528-6767.

Menu: http://www.kumabowls.com/Menu.html

Description: Takeout window pickup available.  

 


 

Abbey Loewen

Tasting Room Educator

 

Field Recordings   wine glass

Use code “FREE” online for complimentary shipping on 6+ bottles. “The Survival Pack” includes wines from Field Recordings, Fabelist, Sans Leige, and Tin City Cider, available online at fabelist.com. Retail value $167, currently available for $100. “Survival Pack” available for local delivery.

Contact: Call 805-503-9660.

 

Via Vega   wine glass

Open for curb-side pickup by appointment.  Shipping also available, shop online at viavega.com.

Contact: Call 805-423-2190.

 

Hoyt   wine glass

Curb-side pick-up at winery and downtown location by appointment. Online orders at hoytfamilyvineyards.com.  Abbey loves their sparkling wines!

Contact: Call 410-487-2701.

 

LPC (Paso)    

Hours: Open daily from 11am – 7pm. 

Contact: (805)296-3754.

Menu: https://www.lpcrestaurant.com/rascalsonthegomenu 

Description: Open for curbside pickup and delivery within a 5-mile radius on orders over $50. 

 

Pizza Port (Morro Bay)    

Hours: Open daily from 2pm – 9 pm.

Contact: (805)772-9540.

Menu: https://pizzaportmorrobay.com

Description: Both delivery and curbside pickup available!

 

Mistura/Mama’s Meatball (SLO)    

Hours: Open daily 10am – 9pm.

Contact: (805)439-3292.

Mamas Meatball Menu: https://www.mamasmeatball.com/menu

Mistura Menu: https://misturarestaurants.com

Description: Pick up orders available.  Mamas meatball menu is available as well as select items on the Mistura list! 

 


 

Annie DeFeyter-Loden

Barn & Equine Manager

 

Jack Creek Cellars wine glass

Use code “ineedwine” for $5 shipping on orders of 3+ bottles. Shop online at jackcreekcellars.com. 

Contact: Email [email protected]

 

Maddalena Restaurant (Paso)   

Hours: Open daily from 10am – 5pm. (Hours might be extended on weekends TBD)

Contact: (323)986-2360

Menu: https://sanantoniowinery.com/maddalena-restaurant/

Description: Pickup available. 

 

Cali Grill (Paso)    

Hours: Open daily from 11am – 8pm.

Contact: (805)369-2161.

Menu: available online through grub hub. 

Description: Pick up and delivery available (Free delivery with Uber, Grubhub and Doordash!).  New pricing: $4.99 Kids Menu!  Annie loves their pulled pork sandwich 🙂

 


 

Braden Bautista

Tasting Room Lead 

 

Inclusive shipping on CA orders of 3+ bottles, and out-of-state orders of 6+ bottles.  Code “TH10” for an extra 10% off all wines. Curb-side pick-up by appointment daily from 11a-3p. 

Contact: Call 805-238-2083. 

 

10% off all orders and inclusive shipping. Shop online at mcpricemyers.com. Curb-side pick-up by appointment.

Contact: Call 805-237-1245.

 

La Cosecha (Paso)  

Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12pm – 7pm.

Contact: (805)237-0019.

Description: Take out available for special dinner packages with Il Cortile and a la carte items off the carry out menu!

 
My Thai SLO (SLO)   

Hours: Open Mon-Fri 11am – 3pm & 5pm – 9pm. Sat & Sun 12pm – 9pm. Closed Tuesdays.

Contact: (805)545-5996.

Description: Pick up and delivery options available! 

 

 

Ryan Barker

Assistant Tasting Room Manager

 
Benom   wine glass

Online store slated to be up and running on Monday 4/7! All Benom wines will be available for purchase at that time. Curbside pickup by appointment. and complimentary delivery within SLO County also available. 

Contact: Call 805-369-2036.

 

Curbside pickup by appointment. 

Contact: Call 805-239-4287.

 

$10 shipping on all orders.  Shop at tablascreek.com. 

Contact: Call 805-237-1231.

 
Il Cortile (Paso)  

Hours: Thursday – Sunday from 12pm – 7pm.

Contact: (805)226-0300.

Description: Takeout available.  Offering special dinner packages with La Cosecha and anything off the regular carry out menu. 

 
The Hatch: (Paso)  

Hours: Open from 4pm-8pm daily.

Contact: (805)221-5727.

Description: Offering a Comfort Food & Cocktails Takeout Menu for curbside pickup! 

 

 

Anna Hatfield 

Tasting Room Educator

 

SLO County delivery is available upon request. Curbside pickup at Alta Colina by appointment 7 days a week. Shop online as always at altacolinawine.com

Contact: Email [email protected].

 

Open daily from 11-5. Curbside pickup, window orders, and delivery available. Wine and spirits available for purchase along with hand sanitizer! 2 oz spray bottles of sanitizer for $6.00, 4 oz for $10.00, and 750 ml for $27. 

Contact: Call 805237-0771 to order ahead of pick up.

 
Lone Madrone/Bristols (Atascadero/Paso) wine glass

Hours: Reservations for Burger Sunday should be made before 10 am on the day of the delivery.  Reservations a day or two before are greatly appreciated. 

Contact: Chef Jeff at (325)251-6631.

Description: Burger Sunday with Chef Jeffrey Scott!  Home delivery is available but limited to Atascadero, Templeton, and Paso city limits.  Pick up and meet up options are also available.  Lone Madrone wine and Bristols may be purchased and delivered with your meal! 

 
Thai Elephant (Atascadero)   

Hours: 10:30am – 9pm. Closed on Mondays.

Contact: (805)466-6515.

Description: Open for pickup orders.  Anna highly recommends the Green Curry

 
Cass Cafe (Paso) 

Hours: Open daily from 11am- 5pm.

Contact: (805)239-1730.

Description: Full cafe menu available as well as dinner specials for pickup orders!  Purchase a bottle(s) and get 10% off your food order! 

 
Bliss Cafe (SLO)  

Hours: Open daily from 9am – 7pm. 

Contact: (805)547-0108.

Description: Offering pickup orders.  Call in or order online.  Once you arrive at the pick up zone, an employee will place your order on the pickup cart.  Offering discounts on immune boosters:  Use promo code JuiceForTwo to get a juice and your second 50% off and use code ProbioticBoost for a 10% discount on the Green Energy Bowl and Rueben Sandwich. 


 

 

Lisa Patson

Tasting Room Educator

 
Hidden Kitchen (Cayucus)   

Hours: Open daily from 9am – 3pm. Cambria location closed. 

Contact: (805)995-7030.

Description: Pick up options available!

 
Templeton Valley Farms (Templeton)    

Hours: Place your order online each week before Monday @ 9am. 

Contact: (805)234-6912.

Description: Offering organic produce boxes to be delivered or picked up and a farm stand on Saturdays & Sundays! 

 

Hours: Open from 11am – 8pm for to go orders. Closed Wednesdays.

Contact: (805)369-2131.

Description: To go orders available.  Call in OR order online.  Specials: $44 Paella family meal for 4 & $26 full rack of ribs!! 

 

 

Nicole Roberts 

Tasting Room Manager

 

Curbside pickup by appointment daily. 
Contact: Email [email protected] or call 805-237-2400.
 

Curbside pickup by apppintment and shipping available.

Contact: Call Vailia at 805-400-9596 or email [email protected]

 

Curbside pickup available by appointment. Purchase current tasting room wines to do an at-home tasting along with a virtual, guided experience.

Contact: Email: [email protected]. 

 

Curbside pickup by appointment M-F. Shipping also available.

Contact: Email [email protected] or call 805-369-2037. 

 
15C (Templeton) wine glass

Hours: Open 12p-6p Monday-Saturday.

Contact: (805)434-1554

Description: Open 12p-6p Monday-Saturday for takeout.  20% discount on cases and free air high fives