Paso Wine Fest
Save the date for May 19 - 22, 2022
Paso Wine Fest is back this May after a two-year hiatus! The much-anticipated return of Paso Wine Fest comes with a few new twists, including a change in venue. The most exciting news is that 100 of Paso’s most iconic wineries will be pouring at the 2022 Paso Wine Fest. This includes many sought after and allocated brands whose excitement of Paso Wine Fest’s return has brought them out of the cellar and to the Paso Robles Event Center on Saturday, May 21. Featuring three bands, two educational seminars, a Makers Market, food trucks, and plenty of delicious Paso Robles wines, this festival marks a new beginning and benchmark for the 40-year-old celebration. Tickets are on sale now at pasowine.com.
The four-day Paso Wine Fest themed event offers Paso Wine fans the chance to explore Paso Robles Wine Country withmore than 150activities at the areawineries. This includesbarrel tastings, winemaker dinners, afternoon barbecues, live music, and so much more.Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to head out into wine country to discover anew favorite winery and go case collecting to carry on the Paso Wine Fest experience throughout the rest of 2022.
Paso Wine Fest kicks off Thursday, May 19 with two Winemaker Dinners at Thomas Hill Organics and The Hatch. Winemakers cruise the floor sharing their wines and stories behind the label, including Asuncion Ridge Vineyards, CONCUR Wines, Donati Wine and Spirits, Dubost Wine, Pianetta Winery, Kaleidos, and Tablas Creek Vineyard, all with locally sourced and harvested cuisine that is sure to delight the palate.
Paso Wine Fest kicks off Thursday, May 19 with two Winemaker Dinners at Thomas Hill Organics and The Hatch. Winemakers cruise the floor sharing their wines and stories behind the label, all with locally sourced and harvested cuisine that is sure to delight the palate.
Join four of Paso’s best producers at Thomas Hill Organics’ collaborative winemaker dinner. Advance purchase only. Seating will be on the outdoor covered patio on long communal tables.
When: Thursday, May 19 | 6:30 PM
Where: Thomas Hill Organics
What: All-inclusive four-course winemaker dinner
Join three of Paso’s best producers for The Hatch’s family three-course all-inclusive family-style, bottle-share wine dinner and some killer Paso wine. Advance purchase only. Seating will be a mix of indoor and bar seating.
When: Thursday, May 19 | 7 PM
Where: The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar
What: All-inclusive family-style, bottle share winemaker dinner
Wineries: Concur Wines, Dubost Winery, Kaleidos
Sparkling Paso Wine Tasting
On Friday afternoon, May 20, is the new Sparkling Paso sparkling wine tasting. Five Paso Robles wineries pair up bubbles with tasty bites at Paris Valley Road Estate Winery, including Four Lanterns Winery, Sextant Wines, SummerWood Winery & Inn, Paris Valley Road Estate, and Vino Vargas.
Join us for Sparkling Paso where five Paso Robles wineries pair up their bubbles with tasty bites and good cheer. Come taste these limited-production sparklers and learn about the techniques applied to make these nose-tingling delights. How can it get better than sipping on sparkling wine and nibbling on elegant appetizers carefully crafted by Paris Valley Road’s Chef Joe White, all while enjoying a beautiful Paso Robles afternoon? You won’t know unless you try.
When: Friday, May 20 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Where: Paris Valley Road Estate Winery
What: Five brands sharing their sparkling with paired hors d’oeuvres by Chef Joe White
Wineries: Paris Valley Road Estate Winery, Sextant Wines, Still Waters Vineyards, SummerWood Winery, Vino Vargas
Paso Starry Night Dinner
Also on Friday afternoon, you won’t want to miss the Friday, May 20 Paso Starry Night Dinner at the Paso Robles Event Center. Join us for a unique dining experience where we have matched Paso’s best chefs with some of the region’s most iconic wine brands. Experience the delicious styling of the KelleCo Project together with some of the region’s most iconic wine brands, including Austin Hope, PaperStreet, McPrice Myers, Thibido, Peachy Canyon Winery, and TOP Winery.This specially created winemaker dinner showcases wine country cuisine and the true stars of Paso Robles Wine Country, the chefs, and winemakers! This sure-to-sell-out event seats up to 100, spread outdoors under a warm Paso night sky.
Please note the Starry Night Dinner is SOLD OUT FOR 2022
Two educational Winemaker Seminars start off the day of the marquee Paso Wine Fest, Saturday, May 21. Winemakers go deep and present wines that are emblematic of the region, with plenty of detail on what makes the soil, climate, and geography so impactful of the wine in glass. One seminar will focus on the icons of Cabernet Sauvignon in Paso Robles and the other will be about organic, biodynamic, and Regenerative Organic Certification vineyards. Wineries participating in these seminars include Austin Hope, Castoro Cellars, DAOU Family Estates, Eberle Winery, Giornata, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, My Favorite Neighbor, Robert Hall Winery, Tablas Creek Vineyard, and Villa Creek Cellars.
Seminar 1: Cab Icons of Paso
Since the 1960s, Paso Robles has been producing Cabernet Sauvignon of distinction. It is a variety that enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm days and cool nights over a long growing season. The very definition of Paso Robles. Fast forward to today, more than half of what is grown in Paso Robles is Cabernet Sauvignon and the Bordeaux varieties. Critical acclaim has found Paso Robles in these six icons of Cabernet Sauvignon, whose wines showcase the superb growing environment for Cab in Paso Robles. This seminar features Austin Hope, DAOU Vineyards & Winery, Eberle Winery, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, and My Favorite Neighbor. Moderated by Amanda Wittstrom Higgins, President & Founder of Dream Big Darling.
Seminar 2: You Are What You Drink
Winemakers collectively agree, that wine begins in the vineyard and a healthy ecosystem produces wines of vibrance and depth. The vineyard and what goes into it is directly translated into the fruit it produces. Sharing that message is a challenge, due to the very definition of a healthy vineyard having multiple iterations. Certified organic, Demeter (biodynamic) certification, and Regenerative Organic Certification are standards in the industry and can be easily confused as to what the benefit of each entails. Savvy marketers have created a narrative that resolves that Clean or Natural wines are the benchmark of quality, yet have no certifiable body of checks and balances. This seminar does away with the greenwashing and defines the benefits of certification in these three progressive farming practices while tasting the results, featuring six brands: Castoro Cellars, Giornata, The MAHA Estate, Robert Hall Winery, and Tablas Creek Vineyard. Moderated by Erin Kirschenmann, Wine Business Monthly.
On Saturday, May 21, 100 wineries come together at the Paso Robles Event Center to share their wines during the Grand Tasting. It begins at 12 p.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. The new location offers many built-in amenities which includes dedicated parking, concessions, restrooms, and shade. The 2022 Grand Tasting features many elements to make your Paso Wine Fest even more fun. Artisan vendors will be showcasing their wares at a makers market showcase. Multiple food vendors are serving up delicious festival-friendly food, for purchase, to go with your wine in hand. Plus your ticket includes a $10 voucher for food vendors and a commemorative glass! Two stages bring the audio to the table in this multi-sense jubilee, bands are set to perform all day. Guests are welcome to bring in their own picnics, blankets, and chairs to post up in the shade and enjoy the festivities.
When: Saturday, May 21 | 12 – 4 PM
Where: Paso Robles Event Center
What: 100 of Paso’s best wineries, three bands, food for purchase from 10+ food vendors, $10 food voucher, local artisan vendors, commemorative wine glass & tote bag
Adelaida Vineyards, Anarchy Wine Co., Ancient Peaks Winery, Anglim, Asuncion Ridge Vineyards, Austin Hope & Treana Tasting Cellar, Bella Luna Estate Winery, BENOM, Bianchi Winery, Bodega de Edgar, Bovino Vineyards, Bushong Vintage Company, Caelesta Wines and Vineyards, Calcareous Vineyards, CaliPaso Winery Tasting Room, Caliza Winery, Cass Winery, Castoro Cellars, Chronic Cellars, Cloak & Dagger Wines, Clos Solène, CONCUR Wines, Cordant | Nelle, CRUSH Vineyard, DAOU, Dark Star, Defiance Vineyard, Denner Vineyards, Derby Wine Estates, Dilécta Wines, Dubost Wine, Domaine Degher Wines, Donati Wine and Spirits, Dresser Winery by Gelfand Vineyards, Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery, Eberle Winery, Epoch Estate Wines, Ecluse Wines, Field Recordings., Four Lanterns Winery, Fulldraw Vineyard, Halter Ranch Vineyard, Hearst Ranch Winery- Paso Robles, Hunt Cellars, Indigené Cellars, Glunz Family Winery & Cellars, Grey Wolf & Barton Family Wines, J Dusi Wines, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jack Creek Cellars, Jada Vineyard & Winery, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, Kramer Estate Wines, Kaleidos, L’Aventure, Law Estate Wines, Le Vigne Winery, Linne Calodo, Locatelli Vineyards & Winery, Lone Madrone, McPrice Myers Wines, MCV Wines, Midnight Cellars, Minassian-Young Vineyards, My Favorite Neighbor, Nenow Family Wines, Niner Wine Estates, ONX Wines, Opolo Vineyards, Oso Libre Winery, Paris Valley Road Estate Winery, Peachy Canyon Winery, Pear Valley Vineyard & Winery, Penman Springs Vineyard, Pianetta Winery, Ranchita Canyon Vineyard, Rasmussen Vineyards and Winery, Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery, Robert Hall Winery, Saxum Vineyards, Sea Shell Cellars, Serial Wines, Seven Angels Cellars, Sextant Wines, Shale Oak Winery, Still Waters Vineyards, SummerWood Winery, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Thacher Winery, Thibido Winery, Tooth & Nail Wine Company, TOP, Torrin, Victor Hugo Winery, Villa Creek Cellars, Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery, Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery, Vino Vargas, Windward Vineyard, Wine Boss, Zenaida Cellars
Shop your Heart Out with Artisan Makers
Nine artisan vendors will be showcasing their handcrafted and unique wares at a Makers Market showcased throughout Paso Wine Fest!
- Blueberry Jewelry
- El Rancho Carpintero
- Ellis Charm & Design
- Fly With Wine
- Mintang Art
- Olivas de Oro
- Olive St. Leather
- YES Cocktail Company
All New — VIP Pass
New in 2022 is the VIP Pass! This elevated ticket grants the guest exclusive parking, a separate entrance, private bathrooms, the DJ Lounge, delectable bites from local chefs, and tastes of Paso’s most exclusive wines
Spend Sunday, May 22 exploring weekend activities at 150+ wineries, including barrel tastings, artisanal food pairings, live music, and so much more! Head out into wine country to discover your new favorite winery and go home with wines you can only get by visiting Paso Robles Wine Country.
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