Hidden Gems Along the California PCH: The Grove, Léal Vinyards
The best thing about road trips are the hidden gems you find along the way to your destination.
This past trip along the California Pacific Coast Highway, I was trying to blog in the car when the boyfriend decided to stop in Hollister, CA. There wasn’t much around other than open fields, mountains in the background but best of all, wine vineyards!
We stumbled across The Grove, Léal Vineyards, a quaint spot to get a glass of wine before continuing our drive along Highway 1. The Grove is a “Farm to Table” restaurant meaning all ingredients used are straight from the farms. This would include fruits, vegetables, eggs, herbs, cheese, and meats. As for the Léal Vineyards, this is “California’s hidden wine region in the rolling northern foothills of the Central Coast region of San Benito County with award winning wines and a selection of sites with a unique sense of place”.
The first thing I always notice about a new place is the layout and decor. The decor is eclectic and fresh; the perfect ambiance for a glass of wine mid-day.
Our stop was short and sweet but it was a refreshing way to break up the car ride!