20th Annual Paso Robles Zinfandel Wine Festival 2012

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Make plans to attend the 20th Annual Paso Robles Zinfandel Wine Festival 2012 where Paso Robles Wine Country in California celebrates the historical significance its Zinfandel tradition. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the complex flavors, bright fruit and intense color of Zinfandel wines by exploring the wineries and vineyards of Paso Robles. More than 150 wineries will be hosting an array of events including Zinfandel barrel tastings, winemaker dinners, vineyard tours, barbecues and live music. There will be cuisine from more than ten of the region’s best restaurants and special winemaker dinners.

Call 800-549-WINE or visit www.pasowine.com to purchase tickets and to get more information about the events.

Paso Robles is located in central coastal area along the Salinas River north of San Luis Obispo, California. The city is known for its thermal hot springs and wineries.

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Zinfandel is a variety of red grape that is genetically equivalent to the Primitivo variety traditionally grown in Puglia in southern Italy. Wine grapes were brought to Paso Robles soil in the late 1700s by the Spanish conquistadors and Franciscan missionaries.

WHEN: March 16 – 18, 2012

WHERE: Paso Robles Event Center and local wineries2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles, California

California Zinfandel wine in unique packaging

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On Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Paso Robles Event Center there will be a Zin Tasting & Wine Country Auction with complimentary gourmet bites. This will be an outstanding Vino con Vista Weekend!

Mark your calendars for these events:

March 31, 2012 Cal Poly Wine Festival
Cal Poly Wine Festival
We don’t venture out often, but we couldn’t resist Support Cal Poly’s 10th annual Wine Festival at the Santa Margarita Ranch.

April 14-15, 2012 Wine 4 Paws Weekend
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This Wine Weekend is a fund raiser for the Woods Humane Society. Last year this event raised almost $25,000 for the animals!

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel guides at www.vino-con-vista.com

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8 responses to “20th Annual Paso Robles Zinfandel Wine Festival 2012

  1. L.

    Whether zin is genetically equivelant to primitivo is the source of some debate … Either way, the Paso Zin Fest is a great time, with lots of zin to explore (and some primitive too)! Hopefully I’ll see you there?

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