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Llamas in the Vineyards of Paso Robles: Wine Bloggers visit Wild Horse Winery

July 31, 2014

Written by Michael Oudyn

 

I share a snack with Floyd, head of the Wild Horse Winery clan of llamas

I share a snack with Floyd, head of the Wild Horse Winery clan of llamas

We from the Wine Bloggers Convention 2014 are at the Wild Horse Winery and Vineyards, in Paso Robles, California.We have sampled a few tasty high-octane Zinfandels at the neighboring Dusi Ranch.  We have had an excellent buffet lunch and  tasted a few more wines, some unique. Like their “Pink Floyd” a highly original rosé blend of pinot noir, cab franc, and sangiovese named in honor of Floyd, the godfather of Wild Horse Winery’s  hard-working llama clan. Unlike the brutish llama, I have done very little spitting today; I am ready to meet Floyd face-to-face.

“Llamas in the vineyards?”

“Of course. To protect the sheep.”

“To protect the sheep?”

“Yes, from the coyotes.”

“What?”

The villain of the story, the  coyote

The villain of the story, the coyote

Let’s let the winery explain: “We actually have three llamas… Floyd, the (more…)