Hi, I’m Tess and I am delighted you stopped by.


I have been exploring all things food, wine, and fun in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, and beyond for over 20 years!


My passion is food: history, origin, technique, presentation and of course, eating (not in that order). Take a look around, but I must warn you- you may start to crave foods you’ve never tried or find yourself a bit thirsty.



I am a huge foodie. I have been writing about food for as long as I can remember and really love sharing my experiences with others. Here you can find some of my favorite places around town and on the Central Coast.


I’ve been exploring Paso Robles wine country since I was old enough to belly up to a wine bar. Here, I will share the stories of your favorite wineries and talk about the future (and sometimes the past) of California fastest growing wine region. I will help you find the best of your favorite varietals and suggest new things to explore..



I love to travel, but we have the most fun at home here on the Central Coast. From our local music scene, to the best wedding venues, I will lead you to just the right spot and share some of the fun activities my family and I like to enjoy here in San Luis Obispo County and beyond.


We had such a great time here and plan to bring out of town guests. It’s the only distillery that also sports a cocktail bar between here and San Diego… really cool stuff and his California spin on the traditional spirits really works.

-Tess’s Review on Calwise Spirts via Yelp.