Thacher Winery Wedding in Paso Robles!

September 21, 2011

Photographer; Peer Johnson (contact me here)
Ceremony & Reception; Thacher Winery
Catering & Table Arrangements; Cass Winery & Catering
Hair & Makeup; Rhonda Johnson (my wonderful wife)
Entertainment-DJ; Kramer Entertainment
Accommodations; Seven Quails Vineyard (Bed & Breakfast)

I was fortunate to photograph a gorgeous wedding at the award-winning Thacher Winery on the Westside of Paso Robles. Thacher Winery is an absolute gem that is a fairly new winery. It’s my favorite winery on the Central Coast. The place is a perfect balance of; historic Paso (with the Kentucky Ranch barn), progressive-outstanding wines (08′ Triumvirate finished 1st out of 3000+ wines at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition this year) and features some of the friendliest hosts anywhere! A winning combination if there ever was one.

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Thacher Winery

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Thacher Winery Wedding
Thacher Winery Wedding

The grounds feature unlimited places to take great pics and have a magical reveal (1st looks). Many area’s are easily accessible and private. All that & the hills of Paso’s Westside are typically cooler than downtown Paso Robles by 5 to 10 degree’s. If it all sounds perfect – that’s because it is.

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The historic Kentucky Ranch Barn is over 80 years old (but has been refitted recently) and is a large, but intimate, setting. When you think of a historic old California ranch with thousands of gorgeous acres, awe-inspiring oak trees & beautiful vistas the Kentucky Ranch was it. The Barn is on the grounds of Thacher Winery set amongst some of the prettiest views in all of Paso Robles.

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Cass Catering created an extraordinary table settings & menu featuring; first course-local organic baby greens with candied nuts, seasonal berries & a pomegranate vinaigrette, main course-oak smoked filet with herb rice pilaf & grilled vegetables. Wines were; 09′ Thacher Viognier, 07′ Thacher Syrah & the famous 08′ Thacher Controlled Chaos!

Kentucky Ranch Barn
Kentucky Ranch Barn at Thacher Winery


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Cupcakes! Cupcakes! Cupcakes!

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A gorgeous end to a perfect day. The stars were shining bright, the wine & food were beyond awesome and the couple’s family & friends were there to show their love! You couldn’t ask for more!