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Candice Licari, Guest Services Coordinator

Meet Candice

Hello, my name is Candice Licari, and I am the new Guest Services Coordinator here at Talley Vineyards. I recently moved to the Central Coast to further pursue my career in wine. I first became interested in wine while working at Petra’s Bistro & Wine bar in Mammoth Lakes, where I was given the opportunity to taste wine from around the world. I was also able to participate in wine pairings, blind tastings, and staff trips to wine country, I knew the wine industry was where I belonged.  It has been a dream of mine to move to the Central Coast, and I am thrilled to finally be here.  I am ready to discover what this beautiful place has to offer. The vine to glass process is something that fascinates me, and I feel fortunate to be working here at Talley Vineyards.

With summer upon us and harvest right around the corner, this is the perfect time to visit Talley for an Estate Tour and Taste. The berries are gaining size every day and will begin to change color in the next few weeks.  During this tour you will experience our estate Rincon Vineyard, our winery,  the El Rincon Adobe, and our barrel room, where you will become a wine “thief” and taste wine directly from the barrels.  This tour finishes with a cheese course in our beautiful Rincon Room overlooking the Rincon Vineyard. We are also in the process of creating a new Reserve and Barrel tasting which will take place in our barrel room. This experience will include a tasting of our current releases and barrel sampling.  For more information on tours and private tastings you can contact me at

If you enjoy sipping wine and grooving to live music come on by for Tunes at Talley, which will take place every other Sunday from 1 to 4pm.  We will have select wine by the glass available for purchase as well as growlers and bottles to enjoy at our picnic area. We will also have food for purchase from various food trucks from the area.  For dates and information, please see our Events page.  What a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Hope to see you all there!

Time Posted: Jul 12, 2013 at 10:45 AM