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Wine Tasting
keeps downtown open for busi- ness patrons and still allows for festivities to continue attracting guests to the region. Beyond the marquee event, more than 100 Paso Robles wineries host their own individual events during the festival weekend.
“With the continued growth
of Paso Robles wine tourism, the time has come to relocate our famed wine festival to a space that allows it to become one of the greatest in the country,” said Aus- tin Hope, winemaker, president of Hope Family Wines and PRWCA Board Member. “While so many love the downtown park, includ- ing myself, our little wine festival has outgrown this location. A move to the proven Paso Event Center gives the Wine Alliance an opportunity to turn the event into a world-class gathering, just as our wine region has become.”
More changes to annual festival include a new moniker, Paso Wine Fest, signifying the beginning of a refreshed design to this 38-year-old festival. The
traditional Friday VIP Reserve Tasting is replaced with a special Winemaker Dinner, highlight- ing the camaraderie of Paso winemakers, their wines and the abundant Paso Robles farm-to- table cuisine.
The PRWCA is working with Karson Butler Events, a nationally respected event production firm that brings style, creativity, and professionalism to create highly personalized events. Festival offerings will include food for purchase and sampling, multiple bands, and more than 100 of Paso’s best wineries.
Watch for the Jan 2022 an- nouncement of festival specifics, experience levels and the date for ticket sales.
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OPEN DAILY 11-5
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