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Rhone Rangers Roll Into Paso This February
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Are you a lover of Rhone wine? The Rhone Rangers is America’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to promoting American Rhone varietal wines. The 45+ members of the Paso Robles Chapter of the Rhone Rangers invite you to join them for a day in Paso Robles Wine Country with some of America’s leading producers of Rhone varietals at the 2017 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience at Broken Earth Winery on Sunday, February 19. They will be holding a seminar and luncheon from 10:30 to 1:00 PM with a silent auction preview from 10-10:30 am and a Grand Tasting and Silent Auction from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm to explore what makes Paso Robles so ideal for these great grapes and wines.
At the “Rhone Essentials” Seminar you will be able to taste from top Paso Robles Rhone Rangers and hear them speak. The seminar panel will be moderated by Elaine Brown, American Specialist for JancisRobinson.com, contributing writer with Wine & Spirits Magazine and columnist at Wine Business Monthly. The wineries and speakers representing the major categories will be:
Viognier: Ranchero Cellars 2015 Viognier (Amy Butler, Proprietor)
Roussanne: Tablas Creek Vineyard 2014 Roussanne (Jason Haas, Partner)
White Rhone Blend: J. Lohr 2015 Gesture 'RVG' (Steve Lohr, Proprietor)
Dry Rose: Shale Oak 2015 Grenache/Syrah Rose (Curtis Haskall, Winemaker)
Grenache: Niner Wine Estates 2014 Grenache (Patrick Muran, Winemaker)
Mourvedre: Vines on the Marycrest 2013 Mourvedre (Victor Abascal, Proprietor)
Red Rhone Blend: Brecon Estate 2014 '42' (Damian Grindley, Proprietor, Winemaker)
Syrah: Kukkula 2014 'Noir' (Kevin Jussila, Proprietor)
Petite Sirah: Tooth & Nail 2014 'The Stand' (Jeremy Leffert, Winemaker)
As if a Rhone Seminar wasn’t enough with the fabulous Rhone Rangers there is also a Vintners’ Lunch. Paso Robles Rhone Rangers will join seminar participants for a gourmet banquet lunch catered by the one and only Chef Jeffery Scott. Throughout lunch Rhone Ranger members’ amazing Rhone wines will be passed around the tables while attendees enjoy an extended opportunity to interact with the producers and winemakers and ask them questions one on one. Have you ever wanted to taste all of the Paso Robles Rhone Rangers wines? The Grand Tasting and Silent Auction is the time. You can taste nearly 150 wines from the complete membership of the Paso Robes Rhone Rangers! During the Grand Tasting you can even bid on lots that have been donated by Rhone Rangers member wineries that are truly one of a kind and cannot be found anywhere else and will help support the Rhone Rangers scholarship fund.
The day’s events will take place at Broken Earth Winery, on Highway 46 just east of Paso Robles. Tickets are limited to this amazing event, make sure to get yours soon because you won’t want to miss out! Participation in the seminar and lunch will be limited to the first 200 tickets sold and the grand tasting will be limited to 400. Tickets for the seminar and lunch are $90 and you receive free entry into the Grand Tasting. Tickets for the Grand Tasting are only $35 and free to qualified trade and media, however, advance registration is required.
For tickets click here.