Our trip to the Central Coast exploring California Highway One Discovery Route was a great success. Following this route opens different communities and vistas of land and the Pacific Ocean as well as passing vineyards and rich farming areas.
At Lompoc we stopped for lunch at the Scratch Kitchen which has a reputation for good food and then followed Highway 1 to Cambria which was our first destination. But first we stopped at Harmony, California's smallest town with a population of 17.
Here we made our first stop on the Pacific Coast Wine Trail at Harmony Cellars. This proved to be a well planned small winery with a comfortable tasting room and gift shop in a most scenic location. We met owners Chuck and Kim Mulligan and sampled some of the wines crafted by Chuck who is also winemaker. Harmony Cellars is one of ten central coast wineries that make up the Pacific Coast Wine Trail. He founded the winery in 1989 on property that has been in Kim's family for generations.
In the next week we will follow the P.CW.T. on this blog and report on some of the other wineries we visited as well as some of the many places and activities available to visitors on the Highway One Discovery Route.