Monday, September 8, 2008

Annual Paso Robles Wine Events

Are you looking to travel to Paso Robles, California? If so, it was likely the local wineries that drew you in. The area is home to some of the best wineries in the State of California. Although you can visit the Paso Robles wineries any time of the year, there are a number of benefits to attending a scheduled wine event, especially one that is large in size.

As for what Paso Robles wine events you may find scheduled, please continue reading on for a few examples.

The Paso Robles Wine Festival

In the third weekend of May, you will find the Paso Robles Wine Festival. If there was ever a time to visit the area, this is it. According to the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, over 100 wineries participate in this weekend event.

It is not uncommon to find special deals and discounts, including complimentary wine tasting and discounted prices on wine purchases. Many other unique events are scheduled for the festival. It is common to find seminars on pairing fine wine with gourmet foods, those that highlight the history of wine making in Paso Robles, and much. Many wineries offer guided tours of their facilities. Any other time of the year, these wine tours would only be available by appointment.

Harvest Wine Weekend

The third weekend of October, the wineries in Paso Robles come alive. Why? Because it is harvest time. This is when the production of the fine wines you love begins. Regardless of when you visit a local winery that is open to the public, you can enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting. However, come Harvest Wine Weekend, there is so much for you to do and see. In fact, there are many special events planned that are saved for this weekend only.

According to the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, around 90 activities are scheduled at more than 100 wineries. Each winery will host is own special events, but you will be pleased with what you find. You can enjoy a grape stopping session, take a tour through the ripe vineyards, take a cooking class where wine is the main ingredient, and do so much more.

If you have the freedom to choose your travel dates, opt for the third weekend in October and come experience Harvest Wine Weekend for yourself.

Grand Tasting Tour

The best way to experience the wineries of Paso Robles is to visit the area. However, if you are unable to do so, you may still get to sample their fine wines. Each year, some local wineries take their show and their wine on the road. In 2008, the Grand Tasting Tour visited the cities of Houston, San Diego, St. Louis, and Kansas City. You can visit the website for the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, at to find out if and when the Grand Tasting Tour will be coming to a city near you.

The above mentioned events, including the Zinfandel Festival, are just a few of the many that you will find available throughout the year. These events were selected to due the large winery participation. During just about any week of the year, individual wineries host a wide array of events, including music concerts.

Remember, any time of the year is the perfect time to visit Paso Robles, California.

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