Summer Wine Pass Shocker – Cimarone and 3CV Winery

On the Summer Wine Pass tour last weekend, we ran into a total gem of a winery – the Cimarone and 3CV wine tasting room in Los Olivos. These wines are so superb we were speechless. The owners don’t like dry wines (neither do I) and they specialize in Bordeaux-style wines. They have only one white but it was amazing. Honestly, it blew away the Brander Sauvignon Blanc and may very well be my new favorite white.

cimarone winery

Our rule for visitors is that they get to pick one winery on the wine trail and then we always end up at one we know well. In the past this has always been Gainey, but I think that 3CV may now have replace that. We were blown away by these wines and, of course, they only do small batches and their wine club typically drinks it all up so you’ll never find this outside the valley.

3CV wines

The wines were so good we became members on the spot and bought about 8 bottles.

We highly recommend that if you’re in Los Olivos, you try this wine and if you’re visiting us, we’ll take you there. Lovely little tasting room. They have a back area where you can picnic and we will definitely be coming back.

Of course, what’s even better than just wine? Wine and cupcakes, of course!

wine and cupcakes


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A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!

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