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Saturdays, May 13th, 27th,
or June 24th, 2023
10a - 1p

 max capacity 6ppl

A Ride on the Wild Side

As recently published in LA Times Travel - Experience and gather a taste for the lost art of foraging. Lead by one of San Luis Obispo County's recognized forager, our own Chef & Distiller Eric Olson.  Eric will introduce you to the county's microclimates and share the history of this wildcraft handed down to him by his family for two generations.


Learn to identify basic edible herbs and vegetation as well as poisonous or misleading flora, signs/indicators of natural springs, as well as gaining understanding of the medicinal elements and health benefits afforded through natural herbs, weeds, and shrubs including the spiritual properties of white sage and mugwort used by Native Americans and locals for years purposed towards spiritual cleansing and inducing dreams.  

Eric shares his culinary use of some of these found treasures using them in the distilling process, a season dish, cocktail or as garnishes.  This three-hour experience is guaranteed to be unique every time and of course the seasonality has a very distinctive impact on the treasures encountered.  Email us with questions or to make your reserve. 

We continue to update and schedule more foraging tours.  If you are interested in other date options, or in scheduling a private group tour, please email us directly at  
We will reach out directly to you with other date options and additional information.

The Craft of Distilling Whiskey

Eric fires up the still for the production of "white dog" or what many refer to as "moonshine". Have fun tasting whiskeys from around the world in this very interactive gathering as he introduces you to various whiskey styles, grains, the process of fermentation, and the influences of the barrel choices on the spirit. 


You will leave happier than you arrived as you gain an understanding of this age old craft of distilling whiskey. 

Saturday, April 15th
11:30p - 1:30p




Taste a variety of tequilas while learning the history of traditional Tequila making.  Eric will lead you through the processes of harvesting, fermentation, production, aging and discussions of the various classifications.  Guest Nick Villalobos will speak to the explosion of agave farming in California's agricultural industry. Introducing us to the varietals and the sustainability factors of these plants.

Saturday, July15th 
p - 1:30p

The Art of Creating Cocktails


Eric has fun sharing his knowledge, spinning stories and walking you through polishing up your basic skills for creating memorable cocktail.  He will take it up a notch ensuring you gain aptitude in:

  • flavor & texture balancing; 

  • the art of the presentation; 

  • the importance of glassware; and

  • tricks of the trade. 

In keeping with our goal, this presentation promises to invoke laughter and instigate learning! Limited seats available.

Saturday, April 29th &
Saturday, August 19th

11:30a - 1:30pm

Making the Cut!


 Saturdays, April 1st 
11:30a - 1:30p

Have a good time with Chef Eric as he equips you with the tools of the trade and schools you on the benefits that come with prepping your own cuts of chicken, beef or pork. Gain an understanding of the "primal cuts", portion control, sausage making, packing/storing and getting the most out of your meat purchases. This class, while not required, will serve you well if attending the "Grillin', Chillin' & Sippin'" class!

Cocktails included while learning, your choice of:  

  • Bull's Blood

  • Bloody Mary 

  • Black Pepper Moscow Mule

  • Old Fashion or 

  • Margarita 

Grillin, Chillin & Sippin

Eric fires up the grill and shares the tricks of the trade for preparing mouth watering bbq to enjoy all year long with friends & family. 

Topics will include rubs, marinades, woods, tools, meat & veggie grilling techniques, heat/fire control & smoking.  Eric will be utilizing some of the cuts from his "Making the Cut" course.  Includes Lunch.

Cocktails included while learning, your choice of:  

  • Margarita

  • Mojito, or

  • Vodka Tonic 


 Saturdays, June10th 
11:30a - 1:30p

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