There is heavy construction going on at the interchange of Hwy 46 and I-5 so our meet spot is Blackwell’s Corner the west parking lot along the west curb line. There are 2 options to get there: Stockdale Hwy to I-5 or Seven Standard Rd to I-5 both traveling north bound to Lerdo Hwy. West bound on Lerdo to Hwy 33 northbound to Blackwell’s Corner. From Hwy 99 both routes take 55 minutes. Check in is 8:15 am, driver’s meeting at 8:35 am will be in the parking lot. We are on the road at 8:50 am. This starts a 1 hour drive with no stops (Depends anyone?). Our route is W/B on Hwy 46 to S/B US 101 to W/B on West 46. We turn N/B on Vineyard Drive.
Our first stop is Jada 5620 Vineyard Dr. where we will have a tasting. Upon leaving Jada we will continue N/B on Vineyard Drive to Brecon Estate 7450 Vineyard Drive where we will have lunch and a tasting. Upon leaving Brecon Estate we will continue N/B Vineyard Drive until we reach the intersection with Adelaida Road where we will turn right E/B to turn right on Nacimiento Lake Road which turns into 24th St as you enter Paso Robles. Continue on 24th over the bridge turning right on Riverside Ave traveling to Derby Wine Estates 525 Riverside. On leaving Derby turn left N/B on Riverside back to 24th turning left to Spring St. Turn right on Spring St N/B to the motel.
Our Motel is The Best Way Inn 2701 Spring St. Paso Robles. 805 238-0078. AJ is the manager and has blocked the entire motel for us. When you call for reservations ask for AJ and tell him you are with Corvettes of Bakersfield, if you talk to anyone else they will tell you there are no vacancies. Our rate is $140.00. We have to unblock the remaining rooms on 9-14-19.
Your registration fee per person covers the tasting fees, lunch, and a BBQ dinner. We supply water all other beverages are BYOB. For “Party in the Park” we ask each person to bring a raffle prize. Everyone attending should bring a lawn chair and jacket or sweater as it gets cold at night. Every paid registration received before 9-11-19 will be in a drawing for gift certificates to use at the wineries.
This is a friends and family event non-members must sign a waiver
Meetin’ Time: Gather up – 7:30 AM; Briefin’ – 7:45 AM; Saddle up and move ‘em on – 8:00 AM
Meetin’ Spot: The Park at River Walk, 11200 Stockdale Highway
Bring: Drinkin’ water, a full tank of petro, an FRS radio
Trip Duration: About 4 hours of total drivin’, dependin’ on yer route back home. Includin’ pit stops and lunch, likely be back in Bakersfield by 4 o’clock give ‘r take, unless ya stop to do some gamblin’.
Details: This here will be a fun, easy drive to Harris Ranch for some proper beef or other food of yer choosin’. After gatherin’ up, we’ll caravan west and then take the ol’ Westside Highway 33 north to Blackwell’s Corner Mini Mart fer a short pit stop. There are all kindsa snacks, sundries, collectibles, and other stuff to look at or buy there. We’ll then saddle up and head to a place where steam locomotives used to get coal: “Coaling Station A”, or “Coaling A”…now called the town of Coalinga. We will visit the R.C. Baker Museum, home to a variety of historical items to peruse (entry is free, but they accept donations). There’s even a restored, old-timey service station and they’ll be lettin’ us take our steeds through one at a time for a photo opportunity. We’ll then head out to Harris Ranch Restaurant ($16+, menu at www.harrisranch.com). This hacienda-style eatin’ spot is famous for its beef. We’ll disperse after lunch and ya’ll can head home or to the nearby Tachi Palace Casino first if yer feelin’ lucky.
RSVP by October 8th to Event Leaders:
John and Cher Silliman or signup at the September or October meetings