• Laydiana Chiv

Los Alamos, and surroundings: Wine & Food 🍷🍴

Here are a few of the things that we did during our stay in the beautiful Los Alamos.


Full of Life Flatbread

On our first evening, we wanted to take it easy by staying in and picking up food from Full of Life Flatbread. If we weren't that tired, we would have definitely opted to eat at the restaurant, which has a lovely patio with a couple of tables and a welcoming dining room with a full bar and a great natural wine list with many local highlights. We could not help ourselves, so We took a couple of bottles to go.

Our picks: 1) A small batch collab by Full of life & So fresh (Stolpman) 2) Viognier by Final Girl.

The menu consists mostly of seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. To start, we had their Charcoal Grilled Little Gem, Maitake Mushroom, and Poached MCR Farm Egg. Roots Farm Heirloom Tomato and Blackened Eggplant Salad with Burrata, and Blistered Shishitos with 'Quivering' Shaved Tuna.

As for the flatbreads, there were so many good options, but we ended up settling for the following three: The Summer Zucchini and Preserved Lemon Flatbread with Bottarga, the Smoke-Dried Tomato, Mushroom Flatbread, and finally a classic Seasonal Margherita Flatbread.


Full of Life Flatbread

225 Bell St Los Alamos, CA 93440

fulloflifefoods.com


Lo-Fi



The day after, we were rested and ready to hit the road! Our first stop was only a short 2-minute walk from our AirBnB: Lo-Fi! We were so thrilled to know their wine bar was in Los Alamos, as we were already big fans of that producer.

Started in 2011, Lo-Fi is a story of the partnership between two good friends. Their idea of wine is less is more: "embrace a nothing added, nothing taken away philosophy that gives birth to wines that are young, vibrant and alive".


The tasting consisted of 5 generous pours. Each of them came with a detailed description and background given by the passionate Crosby. Accompanied by funky and soul music, the ambiance was is peaceful and unhurried. I should also mention that the tasting fee is waived with a 3 bottle purchase. Needless to say, we already had in mind to leave with multiple bottles, including the Riesling magnum.




No reservation is needed, this is a first come first served. Please note that if your party is bigger than 5, you should head there early in the opening, as their tasting room is small and intimate! Definitely worth it!


Lo-Fi

448 Bell St. “B” Los Alamos, CA 93440

lofi-wines.com


Beckmen Vineyards


Alright, this one is not in Los Alamos...but, it's only a 15 minutes drive! Surrounded by vines and a pond, you get a beautiful view during your tasting session or picnic. Pro-tip, from a friend that's been there before, you can bring your own food (think charcuterie board!) to go with the wine. It is also dog-friendly!


Beckmen Vineyards is a family business that craft wines from two different vineyards (one in Los Olivos, and the other one in Ballard Canyon)



Make sure to reserve before you go, as the seatings are limited during covid. You can find all the information below on their website.


Beckmen Vineyards

2670 Ontiveros Road

Los Olivos, CA 93441

beckmenvineyards.com


Solminer


Again this one is also located in Los Olivos. Being a bit familiar with their wine (we had the Blaufränkisch deLanda Vineyard in the past, and it has a taste of gummy bears!) we stopped by to grab the Skin Fermented Grüner Veltliner.


Certified Biodynamic® & Organic, Solminer (which by the way translates to mining the Sun) was created based on conscious farming and experience the magical process of exchange from the dirt, plants, fruit, wine, humans, sky, moon, sun, and stars. Dedicated to giving 1% back of their sale to the environment, (1% For The Planet) this family business, run by couple Anna & David deLaski, is has been established since 2009.


Solminer

2670 Ontiveros Road

Los Olivos, CA 93441

solminer.com


Bodega



Back to Los Alamos, where we held a bosch ball in one hand and the other, a glass of wine.


Bodega is a big space, with a multitude of sections. You have the bar section, the little shop, the garden and finally the greenhouse.



In the greenhouse, sheep’s milk ice cream in seasonal flavors from Negranti Creamery of Paso Robles. You can also purchase plants and other gardening essentials.


Surrounded by fruit trees, the garden was big enough to host a wedding or any private event.



And if there wasn't enough, they have their own little shop where you can find a curated selection of wine, beer, and cider (that you can try at the bar!) to local jams, vintage items, candles, and much more.

Fun fact: they have their own AirBnB that you can stay at! Here's the link to their Bodega House that you can rent.


Bodega

273 Bell St,

Los Alamos, CA 93440

bodegalosalamos.com



Campover

Let's talk shopping! We found the cutest store in town. Campover is a store that curated local goods, from unique ceramics to canvas prints, homemade fruit vinegar, you will definitely find something for a friend or yourself. We love supporting small businesses!


Sadly, I didn't take any pictures while in the shop! But you can take a look at their store through their Instagram profile below!


Campover

235 Centennial St Back Unit,

Los Alamos, CA 93440

instagram.com/campover_shop



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