The leaves are turning and the wine is pouring which can only mean one thing for Paso Robles. Harvest is here and with it comes some of our most favorite wine events of the year. Come celebrate with us during Harvest Wine Weekend, October 15 - 17, 2021.
Justin Vineyards & Winery
To celebrate the start of the 2021 harvest season, The Restaurant at JUSTIN is preparing a four course wine paired harvest dinner, inspired by the autumn season. This special event will showcase the finest flavors of the Central Coast, featuring fresh ingredients sourced from the on-site chef’s garden as well as local food purveyors. For those who prefer to celebrate this year’s harvest from home, Justin Vineyards & Winery also offers private virtual tastings led by their renowned sommeliers. Visit their website to request your custom at-home wine experience.
Put on your dancing shoes and join Cass Winery in celebrating another successful harvest. Kick up your heels Friday night and enjoy a picturesque fall setting with the live tunes of Back Bay Betty at the annual pig roast dinner buffet. Don’t dance too hard, because Saturday the fun continues with a classic harvest grape stomp. Get your feet dirty and stomp to the beat of live music, then reward yourself with a glass of Cass wine and an all-you-can-eat taco buffet.
Good vibes and great wine are flowing as Caliza Winery kicks off harvest weekend with Dante Marsh and his band, the Vibe Setters. Enjoy a glass of new fall release wine (in your souvenir Caliza glass) as you listen to this groovy, feel-good mix perform on the vineyard stage. Once you’ve worked up an appetite on the dance floor, stop to refuel at the Hungry Mother Food Truck with a tasty gourmet treat.
Villa San Juliette Vineyard & Winery
Nothing is wrong with starting early, especially when truffles and wine are involved. For Villa San Juliette, Harvest wine weekend starts Thursday with their Harvest Weekend Truffle Dinner. Join chef, Roberto Lavarini, and winemaker, Dan Smith, for an intimate 4-course Truffle Dinner complete with fall wine pairings. This indulgent event is the perfect way for a food and wine connoisseur to celebrate truffle month and the new 2021 vintage.
Grey Wolf Cellars & Barton Family Wines
Celebrate all weekend long at Harvest Festival Weekend hosted by Grey Wolf Cellars & Barton Family Wines. Enjoy special food and wine pairings by Barton’s Kitchen, outdoor games, Krobar craft spirit tastings, and of course fall wine tastings and specials. No celebration is complete without cupcakes, which is why Grey Wolf Cellars is offering a special Harvest Cupcake and Wine Pairing that you won’t want to miss. The festival also features live music all weekend and a special winemaker’s dinner on Friday night.
Locatelli Vineyards & Winery
Locatelli is serving up three days of harvest festivities, with the fun starting Friday afternoon with live music by Kenny Taylor, Wild Wine Meatball sandwiches, and open-air ranch vehicle vineyard tours. Explore the vineyard from a new perspective then sit back and enjoy the sips and sounds of wine country. Saturday and Sunday they will be serving up fresh, handmade pizza and more local live music by Rachel Santa Cruz and Rock’n B’s.
Can't make it here for harvest?
Lucky for you, Paso's wine country always has something to celebrate. The 10th Anniversary Garagiste Festival returns to Paso Robles November 12th and 13th with hard-to-find new wineries, first vintages, live music, and more! The festival honors the “garagistes” of the world – a term originally used in the Bordeaux region of France to classify small-scale wine makers who made their own rules, coincidentally starting a small-lot wine movement. Named the #1 Wine Festival in America by USA Today, the Garagiste Festival remains the only gathering of micro-wineries where you can taste and discover over 50 of the best small-lot wineries in the world. This truly unique wine experience allows you to not only taste amazing wines but meet the incredible local artisans behind them. Get your tickets now, before the tickets are sold out and the bottles are empty.