Archive for July, 2009

We gathered with some friends and shared a glass!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

The SRV gang headed south to Arroyo Grande with some family and friends to support a new very cool wine bar. 


Gather wine bar is a cozy place that serves all their wines by the glass. 

One really unique aspect of this wine bar is the owner’s desire to focus on local wines!  That is just one of my favorite things about Kari and her new wine bar.   Kari left her day job in software to pursue her dream of owning a wine bar and has not looked back.  I find some similarities between Kari and the SRV gang and although we still have our day jobs, we have all jumped in to a new adventure of following a dream. 

kari_smallOn Gather’s website Kari states ” Showcasing Central Coast wines is not just something we think everyone should do in the San Luis Obispo area, we think the wines are the best there are.”    Gather has a great atmosphere with comfy couches and a laid back feel.  She serves some very yummy small plates; including pizza, olive tapenade, and some wonderful cheeses. However if you are in the mood for a burrito from the restaurant down the street, Kari will encourage you to bring it in and enjoy it with a glass of wine.  She will let you bring in just about any food  and is happy to show you her neighbor’s menus so you can order in.  She simply stated; “I am not in the buisness of selling food, my buisness is to sell wine!”   Gather has a nice presence on facebook, so the social networking people can plug in and free wifi is available in the bar.    Gather has been doing very well since opening it’s doors in March 2009. 

One last note about this special spot is that Sunset Ridge is on the menu. That is right, you can enjoy our 2006 Petite Sirah by the glass, while it lasts!