The Paso Robles Wine Festival is Better than Ever

Every year on the third weekend in May, Paso Robles celebrates its ever-growing wine country with a collection of special events and exciting offerings. This year, the 33rd Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival is returning with a plethora of new and exciting features.

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The festival will kick-off on Thursday, May 14 with special Winemaker Dinners at Thomas Hill Organics and Il Cortile Ristorante. In addition to fabulous multi-course meals paired with fantastic wines, these dinners offer visitors the chance to sit down with several winemakers. Featuring Calcareous Vineyard, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, Windward Vineyard and more, these events are a great way to celebrate Paso Robles Wine Country.

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The following day, select wineries will wow visitors at the RESERVE Event and Auction in Downtown Paso Robles City Park with their single best or rarest wine. In addition to enjoying a premium taste of Paso Robles wines, attendees will have the opportunity to try gourmet bites from local restaurants.

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At the height of the festival on Saturday, May 16, wine-lovers will enjoy a fun and educational Winemaker Seminar followed by an incredible outdoor Grand Tasting. Featuring live music by the Damon Castillo Band, four popular food trucks and more than 70 wineries, the Grand Tasting will leave visitors well-acquainted with Paso’s renowned wine scene. In addition to the main events, guests can also taste small-lot producers at the “Garagiste Lounge” and enjoy educational experiences hosted by the Rhone Rangers and CAB Collective.

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While the events in Downtown City Park are the highlight of the festival, they are by no means the only offerings. Make the most of your visit to Paso Robles and explore more than 140 additional winery events throughout the weekend! This popular wine festival has inspired a collection of amazing opportunities, including a concert at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on May 17 showcasing Central Coast favorites like Moonshine Collective, Girls & Boys, and more.

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