Starting in April, the Central Coast grows abuzz with many, many festivals that celebrate the best things in life: wine, beer, food, music, and friendship. One of our all-time favorite festivals at Parker Sanpei is the Paso Robles Wine Festival, now in its 33rd year, May 14-17.
Paso Robles Wine Fest spans four days with tastings and seminars to interest wine lovers of every stripe and color:
On Thursday, May 14, Thomas Hill Organics and Il Cortile Ristorante welcome you to join them along with several participating winemakers for delectable winemaker dinners. During each Winemaker Dinner, multiple Paso Robles wineries are at the same table, with wines perfectly paired with each course. Get your tickets quickly: seating for both winemaker dinners is extremely limited.
On Friday, May 15, select wineries feature their Library, Reserve, White/Rosé, and Futures complemented by fresh and local gourmet bites at the RESERVE Event.
Start your morning on Saturday, May 16 with a fun and educational Winemaker Seminar. Following the seminar, more than 70 wineries come together in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park to showcase their wines during the Grand Tasting. Be sure to also check out the Educational Experiences by the Rhone Rangers and CAB Collective within the park, all included in your ticket price! There will also be a Garagiste Lounge where you can taste from some of the small-lot producers in Paso Robles. And in a new, expanded band and picnic area of the Grand Tasting, the Damon Castillo Band will provide the perfect music to complement your wine tasting experience.
On Sunday and throughout Wine Fest weekend, travel beyond the Park to explore more than 140 winery events throughout the weekend including live music, barrel samplings, library tastings, and more!
For more information on how to join Wine Festival, please visit pasowine.com.