Bill and Stephanie Prioste stumbled upon winemaking—literally. After finding grapes growing at the rear of their half-acre plot, their property manager suggested they try to turn them into wine. Nearing retirement, it became more than just a hobby, and their initial venture grew into what today is Windmill Ridge Winery. There, they oversee the production of an impressive selection of wines, from silky and acidic Petit Syrah to light and crisp Chardonnay.
Pick up tasty and essential liquors from Delicato Vineyards and learn the basics of bartending.
Stock up on all of your deli favorites, such as salads, meats and cheese, at Delicato Vineyards and enjoy every bite.
Forget circling the block; Delicato Vineyards has plenty of nearby parking options.
For a satisfying meal that will have you reaching for the olive oil, Mezzo is an Italian restaurant worth trying.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Mezzo.
Your group can sit comfortably at Mezzo, a local restaurant.
Canines of all kinds are also welcome at dog-friendly Mezzo.
Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend.
At Mezzo, business casual is the norm, so save your suit and tie for another day.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Mezzo to your next party or event.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Mezzo's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Mezzo.
Mezzo is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Major credit cards are accepted as a form of payment, so patrons are advised to charge responsibly.
So head on over to Mezzo and send your taste buds on a delicious trip to Italy.
Come hungry and leave happy! La Casa de Esther in Salida aims to please even the pickiest eater.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
La Casa de Esther is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
Looking for a safe parking spot? Look no further than the parking garage next door to La Casa de Esther.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
C.J. Easter understands the value of physical fitness. As a former defensive back who faced some of college football's most fearsome offenses during a four-year stint with the Stanford Cardinal, he could only be as effective as he was lean. With visions of sleek physiques in mind, Easter earned his personal-training certification from the American Council on Exercise, founded Performance Science Training Institute, and set to work devising a fitness system of his own.
The gym's exclusive Metabolic Movement Training (MMT) System is the result of all that hard work. The system is designed to jump-start the metabolism, so it continues working long after the session is complete by helping the body burn fat all day long. After a dynamic warmup to boost flexibility and coordination, trainers lead students through progressive resistance training to strengthen bones and muscles. Next, exciting, short-burst cardio intervals work to condition the heart and lungs and boost endurance, and a final core-training session chisels the midsection. Every exercise includes modifications and progressions to ensure students at every fitness level will glean benefits, and every session ends with a cool-down and stretch to leave bodies feeling better than when they came in.
The institute's team of instructors also augment MMT exercises with counseling on how to make responsible nutritional decisions and set goals that are both challenging and achievable. This all-over approach doesn't simply help people get fitter; it helps them remake their entire lives in a healthier, happier image.
Four Things to Know About Bent Creek Winery
Bent Creek Winery is the result not only of hard work and experimentation, but of fast friendship. After Pat and Tom Heineman saw neighboring farmers get in on the winemaking game, they shared their excitement with their friends, Carol and Rich Howell. The foursome then decided to try their hand at the art together. Several UC Davis classes later, their friendship became a partnership and Bent Creek Winery was born. Read on to learn more about the growing winery:
The proverbial mantel is heavily decorated. In 2010 alone, Bent Creek won almost 20 awards, and its cabernet sauvignon received the double gold award as recently as 2014.
They’ll send wine right to your doorstep. The winery’s First Call Club
allows members to purchase winemaker-selected bottles for shipment and receive first choice of newly released wines, invitations to special events, and discounts on tastings and wine.
You can taste before you buy. The selection is priced from $17–$29 per bottle, and knowledgeable staffers are on hand to help with tough choices during sessions in the tasting room.
Getting there can be tricky but their detailed instructions online clear things up. Just remember to continue down a quarter mile from the driveway to reach the tasting room!