Paso Wine Fest

Save the date for May 19 - 22, 2022

Paso Wine Fest

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.

 

Winemaker Dinners

PasoWine Fest Winemakers Dinners

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

Wineries:  Asuncion Ridge Vineyards, Donati Wine and SpiritsPianetta Winery, Tablas Creek Vineyard

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

PARTICIPATING WINERIES: 

Asuncion Ridge VineyardsCONCUR WinesDonati Wine and SpiritsDubost WinePianetta WineryKaleidosTablas Creek Vineyard

 

Sparkling Paso Wine Tasting

Sparkling Paso

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

PasoWine Fest Starry Night DinnerAlso 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

 

Winemaker Seminars

PasoWine Fest Makers Seminar

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.

 

Grand Tasting

PasoWine Fest Grand Tasting

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

PARTICIPATING WINERIES: 

Adelaida VineyardsAnarchy Wine Co.Ancient Peaks WineryAnglimAsuncion Ridge VineyardsAustin Hope & Treana Tasting CellarBella Luna Estate WineryBENOMBianchi WineryBodega de EdgarBovino VineyardsBushong Vintage CompanyCaelesta Wines and VineyardsCalcareous VineyardsCaliPaso Winery Tasting RoomCaliza WineryCass WineryCastoro CellarsChronic CellarsCloak & Dagger WinesClos SolèneCONCUR WinesCordant | NelleCRUSH VineyardDAOUDark StarDefiance VineyardDenner VineyardsDerby Wine EstatesDilécta WinesDubost WineDomaine Degher WinesDonati Wine and SpiritsDresser Winery by Gelfand VineyardsDunning Vineyards Estate WineryEberle WineryEpoch Estate WinesEcluse WinesField Recordings.Four Lanterns WineryFulldraw VineyardHalter Ranch VineyardHearst Ranch Winery- Paso RoblesHunt CellarsIndigené CellarsGlunz Family Winery & CellarsGrey Wolf & Barton Family WinesJ Dusi WinesJ. Lohr Vineyards & WinesJack Creek CellarsJada Vineyard & WineryJUSTIN Vineyards & WineryKramer Estate WinesKaleidosL’AventureLaw Estate WinesLe Vigne WineryLinne CalodoLocatelli Vineyards & WineryLone MadroneMcPrice Myers WinesMCV WinesMidnight CellarsMinassian-Young VineyardsMy Favorite NeighborNenow Family WinesNiner Wine EstatesONX WinesOpolo VineyardsOso Libre WineryParis Valley Road Estate WineryPeachy Canyon WineryPear Valley Vineyard & WineryPenman Springs VineyardPianetta WineryRanchita Canyon VineyardRasmussen Vineyards and WineryRiboli Family of San Antonio WineryRobert Hall WinerySaxum VineyardsSea Shell CellarsSerial WinesSeven Angels CellarsSextant WinesShale Oak WineryStill Waters VineyardsSummerWood WineryTablas Creek VineyardThacher WineryThibido WineryTooth & Nail Wine CompanyTOPTorrinVictor Hugo WineryVilla Creek CellarsVilla San-Juliette Vineyard & WineryVina Robles Vineyards & WineryVino VargasWindward VineyardWine BossZenaida Cellars

 

Shop your Heart Out with Artisan Makers

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Nine artisan vendors will be showcasing their handcrafted and unique wares at a Makers Market showcased throughout Paso Wine Fest!

 

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.

Plan your Paso Wine Fest weekend itinerary and book your stay.

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