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Prestigious International Star Diamond Award from The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences presented to Villa Toscana 2003.
California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns
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Photo by Curt Bentzinger at www.imageariurn.com L.A. Brides Magazine ~ 2003
Excerpts from the article "lights, camera, action...I do!" by Tara de Bach
"Longing to linger near a sunny Italian villa surrounded by extraordinary vineyards as you begin to build your idyllic future together? Well, if a juant to Italy is out of the question, Villa Toscana, nestled amoung the rolling hills of Martin & Weyrich Winery in Paso Robles, is the answer to your wedding prayers. Modeled after a gracious Italian estate, Villa Toscana has gone to great lengths to recreate the romance of Tuscany...from the terrace featuring limestone imported from Italy to the spiral staircases, vine-covered trellis and outdoor fireplace."
"...Villa Toscana is able to accommodate wedding parties up to 350. The 1,000-square-foot kitchen is ideal for catering wedding feasts."
"And if the setting doesn't steal your heart, perhaps the inn's exquisite 700-thread-count linens, imported antiques and decks specfically designed to accommodate your wedding party will sway you."

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Elegant Bride ~ 2003
"Inn-style" by Erinn Bucklan
"Move over Napa. Some of the best California wines are produced in the Central Coast wine region, located halfway between LA and San Francisco. Now, one of its award-winning wineries is taking hospitality as seriously as its vino. Martin & Weyrich Winery in Paso Robles has opened Villa Toscana, a luxurious, Tuscan-inspired eight-room bed-and-breakfast. Overlooking grape vines, each room, named after a different varietal (like Nebbiolo) comes with a free bottle of its namesake wine. An outdoor, sweeping marble staircase with ironwork banisters and aged stucco facade make it ideal for a wedding reception. For honeymooners, its 3,500-square-foot Winemakers suite has a grand dining room and outdoor Jacuzzi. All guests get a full breakfast, late afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres. Hard to believe this slice of Italian heaven is a few hours from the City of Angels."

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Forbes Magazine ~ Life/Vine & Dine - 2003
An excerpt from the article: "The Next Napa"
by Alan Farnham
"Miss the quaint old Napa? The little vineyard whose owner might himself be your host at an inn? Look south, down the coast. Midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles lies Paso Robles, with most of the winemaking potential of Napa but none of the traffic jams."
"On the eastern side of Paso, Martin & Weyrich, opened Villa Toscana last July. Any fan of Napa's Auberge du Soleil would feel right at home here."

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Sunset Magazine ~ 2003
Excerpts from the article "Vines in the Wild -- Sample Paso Robles, the Central Coast's up-and-coming wine region" by Matthew Jaffe
"...and these days, not only can you dine well here, you can also sleep in style. A decade ago it would have been hard to envision Villa Toscana Bed & Breakfast in these parts. The Tuscan-style inn at Martin & Weyrich Winery has cloistered walkways, a campanile, and huge rooms with hardwood floors and rough-hewn-beam ceilings. But for all its posh trappings, the inn is part of a working California winery, with rooms looking out over the vineyards."

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The Montclarion Magazine ~ 2003
An excerpt from the article "A stop in Italy and a trip deep into the universe" by Ginny Prior
"I awakened this morning, in paradise. Surrounded by billows of down plump bedding."
"It's here you realize that Central California looks a lot like the wine regions of Italy, and the Villa Toscana is the quintessential Italian estate."
"High on a bluff above rolling green hills and vineyards, this luscious Tuscan-style inn is a treasure."
"...Villa Toscana is a perfect place to make a few dreams of your own come true."

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"The wine, food & ambience was extraordinary. The luxury exceeds 99.9% of rooms we have stayed in around the world." -- Joe & Chris DiSalvo

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"The experience which my husband and I had for our anniversary weekend was extraordinary. As an event planner, I have to say that the service, ambience, food, and guest rooms were phenomenal.
I will recommend the Villa Toscana to my fellow event planners as an event venue as well as friends wanting a wonderful weekend getaway. We definitely plan on returning. Thank you for making our anniversary weekend so unforgettable!" -- Ingrid Toledo

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Los Angeles Times ~ Travel Section 2002
An excerpt from the article: "Hotel Beds Really Can Be the Stuff of Dreams"
"Villa Toscana: This new eight-room inn at Paso Robles, CA vineyard estate, uses 700-thread-count, custom-made Italian Sheets. Per Patricia Koberl, the inn's Director of Hospitality Operations, "The sheets are "very soft" but high maintenance, requiring hand pressing after their daily laundering. We (at Villa Toscana) are bed connoisseurs."

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"Thank you everyone so much for making our 10th anniversary so special. A great Villa - smooth and impeccable. Great hospitality by everyone. Great, great food! The wines - overly fine! Such a nice variety. Best wine tour we have ever had." -- The Marthalers

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"Villa Toscana was a treasured highlight. What a find! We are telling all our friends with discriminating taste about the special treat that awaits them in Paso. I plan to write to the L.A. Times about our experiences...about the wonderful taste in design, decor and location.
We are grateful to your staff whose information and hospitality enhanced an already marvelous stay. And your chef...I find my list of superlatives too mundane to describe her contributions to our visit. She is to the Villa what the finest winemaker must be to a winery." -- The Millers

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Southern California Senior Life Magazine ~ 2002 - Los Angeles Edition
Excerpts from the article "As Good As A B&B; Gets" by Stephanie Surabian
"Why Paso Robles, you say? Well it's far enough away to think we'd escaped L.A.'s bright haze, and yet not such a long drive that we were left exchausted by the trek."
"...Paso Robles, with its 60 wineries and more than 200 vineyards, may be the next Napa Valley. It's definitely beautiful enough to qualify!"
"Staying at Villa Toscana, with its stone thresholds, aged stucco exteriors, imported limestone, elegant ironwork, antique furnishings imported from Italy and custom painting everywhere, was like taking a trip to Europe. The setting was so beautiful that, when the sun set on the surrounding vineyards that night, we truly felt at peace."
"I recommend this perfect escape to anyone who wants a beautiful getaway or a place to host a family reunion or other special event. The caring, expert staff catered to our every need and much more."

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Coast Magazine ~ 2002
Excerpts from the article "A Waking Dream" by Amanda Anderson
"The new luxury bed and breakfast Villa Toscana brings the fantasy of rural Italy to the reality of California's Central Coast." "...I could easily imagine that I was in the Old World. (I found myself wishing I wasn't already married so I could have the wedding here.)" "The cozy bistro has the feel of an upscale Italian country kitchen, with large wooden trusses in the ceiling, and goodies laid out on a farmhouse table with steaming coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice. As with all other luxuries at Villa Toscana, breakfast is generous." "Like the Tuscany of my vision, the Central Coast is a land of simple, earthy pleasures. Misty sunrises over the hills and glorious sunsets on the ocean; long walks, meandering drives, slow meals; days spent outdoors and evenings spent by flickering fires. Villa Toscana was a beautiful place to revel in the simplicity - and at less than a five hour drive on the 101 from Orange County, the reality might be better than the dream."

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"Several weeks (ago), my fiancé and I briefly visited the Martin & Weyrich Winery and Villa Toscana B&B; in Paso Robles, CA. The design, décor, and products found at both locations were lovely."
"We were so impressed with the furnishings, amenities and graciousness that we have recommended Villa Toscana B&B; to family and friends for special events." -- Bonnie Martin

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"Thank you for kind hospitality and the wonderful night's stay. My husband and I truly felt as though we had left our troubles behind and slipped into Tuscany (minus the jet lag!)."
"Everyone we met was so gracious and kind. Our suite was very comfortable and the view incredible." -- The Pearces

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Entree Newsletter
"One need not travel to Italy to bask in the ultimate of Tuscan luxury. An authentic Italian experience awaits in Paso Robles in the heart of the California wine country, nestled amongst the Martin & Weyrich vineyard just north of San Luis Obispo. Here is Villa Toscana, a delightful and atmospheric B&B; set amongst the vines of this well-respected winery."

"Each suite in the Villa is designed to cater to beauty and comfort. Rich warm colors, exquisite fabrics and imported stone work transports guests to another time and place. The piece de resistance -- hand loomed bed and bath linens -- are expressly made for Villa Toscana. Seldom, will you find such amentities in the world. Bed linens are 700 thread count and bath linens loomed of the finest silk and cotton blends. The Villa's Bistro will delight your taste buds, starting with a hearty made-to-order breakfast. Then a late afternoon fete, complete with delectable imported cheeses, pizza (Tuscan-style), proscuitto with home grown figs and melon, and, of course, a very fine selection of Martin & Weyrich wines completes your culinary experience."

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The Modesto Bee
"One need not travel to Italy to bask in the ultimate of Tuscan luxury. An authentic Italian experience awaits in Paso Robles in the heart of the California wine country, nestled amongst the Martin & Weyrich vineyard just north of San Luis Obispo. Here is Villa Toscana, a delightful and atmospheric B&B; set amongst the vines of this well-respected winemaker."

"Each suite in the Villa is designed to cater to beauty and comfort. Rich warm colors, exquisite fabrics and imported stone work transports guests to another time and place. The piece de resistance -- hand loomed bed and bath linens -- are expressly made for Villa Toscana. Seldom, will you find such amentities in the world. Bed linens are 700 thread count and bath linens loomed of the finest silk and cotton blends. The Villa's Bistro will delight your taste buds, starting with a hearty made-to-order breakfast. Then a late afternoon fete, complete with delectable imported cheeses, pizza (Tuscan-style), proscuitto with home grown figs and melon, and, of course, a very fine selection of Martin & Weyrich wines completes your culinary experience."

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The Malibu Times ~ 2003
"Eight Villa Suites and a Winemaker's residence transport guests to Tuscany, with details so authentic you have to remind yourself that this is California."
"...we dined on the patio with the setting sun casting a golden glow on the scene. Afterwards, we retired to our suite, furnished with a king-size bed dressed with comforters and pillows fit for royalty."

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Valley Magazine ~ 2003
Excerpts from the article by Bonnie Steele
"Villa Toscana is representative of the new Paso Robles. This elegant eight-room bed and breakfast is all about luxury."
"...a suite is about 1,000 square feet of comfort, complete with high wood-beamed ceilings, cozy furnishings, a giant marble bathroom with a deep-soaking Jacuzzi tub, a decadent King-size bed adorned with 700-thread count Italian linens and a spacious living room with a roaring fireplace. However, it's the little touches that make the rooms at Villa Toscana so alluring...from the complimentary bottle of wine and basket of gourmet goodies, to the fresh-cut lavender in the bathroom and the DVD library."
"While its tempting to just stay sequestered in your suite, don't miss the gourmet breakfast in the inn's Bistro. Far from your standard bed-and-breakfast fare, homemade scones, muffins and quiches are whipped up each morning...and that's just for starters. They'll prepare made to order selections, like an incredibly addictive Eggs Italiano. And in the evenings, guests can enjoy a complimentary selection of wines, cheeses and meats, as well as hors d'oevres du jour, like homemade pizza or couscous."

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"Thank you for an absolutely wonderful experience this past week. The staff, the total experience was first rate all the way. Our room was hard to leave. A high water mark that will not soon be matched." -- Mr. Driftmier

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Touring & Tasting Magazine ~ 2003
Excerpts from the article "A Perfect Wine Tour Weekend ~ Paso Robles" by Nancy Tubiolo
"We continued on to the impressive Villa Toscana, an eight-room bed and breakfast designed after an elegant Italian estate. The Villa effuses beauty and tranquility with its mural-accented saffron walls, tiled roofs, elegant archways, and spacious courtyard with its bubbling fountain. Each luxurious suite is themed with a designated wine. Ours was the Pinot Grigio, and like the others, it came complete with plush, custom furnishings, high ceilings with rough-hewn beams, and breathtaking views of the vineyards."
"After taking in the sunset, we ventured into the Bistro, where we enjoyed the buffet's salads, antipasto platter, and hearty tomato and basil pesto pizza. We savored L'Explorateur and Manchego cheeses while sipping Martin & Weyrich's selected offerings of Pinot Grigio, Zinfandel, and Nebbiolo."
"After a restful night, we fortified ourselves with a hearty breakfast of spinach and white cheddar quiche and melt-in-your mouth orange scones and brioche french toast with maple whipped cream, fresh berries, and pistachios."

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The Sacramento Bee ~ 2003
Excerpts from the article "Paso Robles is aging well with vineyards and wines"
by Gwen Schoen
"If you are a wine enthusiast, a treat is to spend a few nights at Villa Toscana Bed and Breakfast, nestled in the vineyard of Martin & Weyrich Winery. Opened last summer, there are eight rooms, each in the Tuscan theme with fireplaces, Jacuzzi baths, elegant sitting rooms and balconies with sweeping views of the vineyards."
"The Martin & Weyrich Winery shares the shade of the same giant oak that covers most of Villa Toscana's patio. In summer, it is a quiet and relaxing setting where wine enthusiasts can stroll the gardens, talk with winemakers and watch the bottling take place."
"During the fall harvest and crush, Villa Toscana bustles with activity, and guests can watch the crush take place on the patio adjacent to the inn. In the evening, guests enjoy fine wines and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. In the morning, a lavish breakfast is served in the inn's bistro."

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Orange Coast Magazine ~ 2003
Excerpts from the article "Italian-style retreat" by Nancy Cheever
"For those who long for a trip to the wine country of central Italy but can't find the time, Villa Toscana in Paso Robles is the perfect weekend destination."
"Archways, fountains, and soft angles create gorgeous geometry with the changing of the day's sun. Every detail is exquisite, from the imported hand-laid tiles on the steps and pillars, to custom-made tables in the suites and pigmented plaster that covers the buildings."
"Villa Toscana is a place to curl up on the balcony with a good book or with your honey in a more intimate setting. The rooms evoke thoughts of romance and relaxation."
"The grounds are equally as peaceful. The sound of trickling water emanates from the grand fountain, birds chirp, and 20-year-old olive trees and native plants dot the landscape."
"Mornings are glorious at Villa Toscana. The sun peaks out from behind the rolling hills and crisp air flows into the rooms through French doors. Smells of coffee and breakfast come from the light and airy Bistro Restaurant."
"Just 10 minutes away is the center of town--a quaint square surrounded by shops and restaurants. Iron lampposts, oak trees, brick buildings, and an old-fashioned clock create a feeling of times gone by."

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"My wife just gave me the best surprise of my life. When we left Phoenix, I had no idea where we were going. She had planned three wonderful days at Villa Toscana. From the minute we arrived until the time we left, we had a wonderful experience. The staff was friendly and always helpful. The food & of course the wine was outstanding. Thank you for making our getaway retreat so special." -- The McCarthy's

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Martin & Weyrich Winery. Grapefields before harvest. "As an hotelier managing 4 & 5 star properties and many Five Star Diamond participants, your Inn is top notch and is well deserving of some lofty attention. From the bed and bath linens (and those Phoenix Down pillows), to the Italian bathroom tile you didn't miss a thing. We were impressed with the accommodations and especially enjoyed the high degree of cleanliness. Your chef prepared fantastic breakfasts way beyond our wildest expectations and the wine reception each evening was sensational. I could go on and on but simply wanted you all to know you have a fantastic Inn and should be congratulated on an excellent facility. More importantly however are the people at Villa Toscana whom all really make the place what it is today, an excellent example of a world class property." -- The Hill's

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San Francisco Magazine ~ 2003
Excerpts from the article "Who Needs Napa?" by Bruce Kelley
"Until recently, Paso's roadside motels and quirky B&Bs; would not have kept many visitors from decamping to Morro Bay or San Luis Obispo. Last year, however, brought the tempting Villa Toscana. The Tuscan-style palazzo is as intimate and low-pressure as a friend's home. Set around a courtyard shaded by a memorable oak, the eight lavishly put-together suites have broad vineyard views, and the guest breakfasts...egg scrambles made with herbs and veggies from the villa's garden or some seriously sweet French toast, might be the freshest meal you can find between Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara."

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"My husband and I recently returned from a two night stay at your wonderful villa. We cannot stop talking about how much we enjoyed our experience, from the beautiful room with the breathtaking view to the bistro and the awesome breakfasts and afternoon treats. We were in California for nine days, but the time we spent at Villa Toscana was by far the best of our trip!
We have already recommended you to many of our friends and family members, and will continue to do so - but selfishly we want it to be our carefully guarded secret! Thank you so much for providing us with an experience that we will cherish forever." -- The Rauschkolb's

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"My wife and I had decided to take a spontaneous trip up the coast with our destination being Paso Robles. We had no reservations and no idea what was in store. When we came upon Villa Toscana, it was gorgeous and my wife was adamant that we go check it out. We took a tour of some of the rooms and grounds, and what I can say is WOW! We decided to stay the night. Well to make a long story short, with all the amenities, wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and 5-star breakfast in bed, I must say it was worth every penny spent and more! I just want to say thanks and that the Villa Toscana provided us with the most unforgettable stay in Paso Robles, and to this day it is one of the most beautiful places we've ever stayed. We hope to return someday real soon. Thanks again to the entire staff and two thumbs up!" -- The Gottfried's

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Villa Toscana
Photo by Sunset Magazine Photographer Randy Leffingwell

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