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English: Part of the Justin Winery vineyard in...

English: Part of the Justin Winery vineyard in Paso Robles, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Hearst Castle dining room, San Simeon...

English: Hearst Castle dining room, San Simeon, California, USA Français : Salle à manger principale du Hearst Castle, San Simeon, Californie, États-Unis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Barells of Paso Robles Wine Services

Barells of Paso Robles Wine Services (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Paso Robles Wine Country was awarded the Wine Enthusiast’s 2013 Wine Star Award for Wine Region of the Year! Make plans to visit the wineries in this area or attend one of the annual wine events and festivals.

Get Social with the new wine app using the #PasoWine hashtag that is included in the Social Media tab. The PasoWineApp is free for download for iPhone on the Apple App Store. From your device, search for PasoWineApp.

For a link to download the app, click here. It requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5 and uses 5.2 MB of space.

“The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance represents wineries, growers and businesses in Paso Robles Wine Country. Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country is California’s third largest wine region. It encompasses more than 32,000 vineyard acres and 200 wineries. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com. Social – #pasowine, @pasorobleswine (Twitter and Facebook)


Every year, Paso Robles fabulous May Wine Festival. The  32nd Annual Wine Festival was a “celebration of the innovation, triumphs, and character of this spectacular region”. It kicked off on Thursday, May 15, 2014 with a selection of Winemaker Dinners.

On Friday, May 16, select wineries feature their Library, Reserve, White/Rosé, and Futures complemented by fresh and local gourmet bites at the RESERVE Event.

On Saturday, May 17, more than 60 wineries come together in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park to showcase their wines alongside culinary samplings, special tastings and seminars during the Grand Tasting.

Wineries at the Grand Tasting will be arranged by five “regions” for a seamless and focused tasting experience: Bordeaux-style, Rhône-style, Zinfandel, Burgundian-style and Other Wild Wines for your tasting pleasure.

Travel beyond the Park to explore more than 130 winery events throughout the weekend including winemaker dinners, live music, barrel samplings, and more!

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California Central Coast 2011May21 08 (Photo credit: Mark W Weston)

Visit the Tickets tab above for more details on each level and to purchase your tickets today for next year.

Paso robles Station California

Paso robles Station California (Photo credit: Loco Steve)

California’s majestic Central Coast is home to the Central Coast AVA  American Viticultural Area that runs from Santa Barbara County in the south to the San Francisco Bay Area in the north. This AVA includes: Monterey, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara. Paso Robles is in the San Luis Obispo Region of the Central Coast about 156 miles south of Monterey and about 137 miles north of Santa Barbara.

Photo of Hearst Castle outdoor pool

Photo of Hearst Castle outdoor pool (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Paso Robles WIne Festival is one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in California. It is always held on the 3rd weekend in May in charming downtown City Park. There’s always a Friday night RESERVE Event and a Grand Tasting on Saturday.

If you are going to this wine festival, consider visiting Hearst Castle where newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst created his private retreat on scenic Highway I in San Simeon.

William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper mogul

William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper mogul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The project was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947. The Castle is about 2.5 hours from Monterey, but relatively close to Paso Robles.

Owner William Randolph Hearst with architect J...

Owner William Randolph Hearst with architect Julia Morgan in 1926. Photograph by Irvin Willat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA. Nederlands: Hea...

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA. Nederlands: Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Hearst Corporation donated the property to the state of California and it is a state historic park.   Tour the gardens, pools and terraces. Admire the collection of art and antiques. This is one of the world’s greatest historic house museums. For more information visit www.hearstcastle.com

The indoor pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon...

The indoor pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. The pool is lit by windows as well as skylights in the floor of the tennis court above. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hearst Castle, "Casa Grande"

Hearst Castle, “Casa Grande” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In Paso Robles Wine Country “EACH GLASS OF PASO WINE that you hold in your hand is a vibrant romance; a romance characterized by the capricious Mother Nature and the steadfast wine-maker. This raucous relationship begins in the vineyard, is nurtured in the winery and flourishes in the bottle. It is only then that this personification of the wine-maker’s passion finds its way into our homes, families and favorite memories.”

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At the 30th annual Paso Robles Wine Festival, about 80 wineries will converge on the Paso Robles Wine Festival in Downtown City Park. Local chefs will be on hand throughout the weekend highlighting their flavorful cuisine.

Paso Robles is distinct and different for a number of reasons:

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 1. The Paso Robles Wine Country is centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The area is located along California’s Central Coast.

2. This is California’s fastest growing wine region and largest geographic appellation. The territory encompasses more than 26,000 vineyard acres and more than 200 wineries.

3. The distinct micro-climates, diverse soils and long growing season, converge to create a unique wine region that is endowed with optimal growing conditions for producing premium and ultra-premium wines.

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4. More than 40 wine grape varieties are grown in Paso Robles, ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Syrah, Viognier and Roussanne. Zinfandel is the area’s heritage wine varietal.

5. Paso Robles has the greatest diurnal (day to night) temperature swing; typically 40 to 50 degrees during the growing season. This is the widest swing of any appellation in California due to cooling marine air of Pacific Ocean. This extreme temperature swing is responsible for the great balance in acid and tannins found in Paso Robles wines.

Here’s a copy of the festival brochure: http://www.pasowine.com/files/2012FinalWineFestBrochureWeb.pdf

 For updates join the event e-mailing list.

Some of the other annual events near Paso Robles Wine Country include:

The Zinfandel Festival in March

The Harvest Wine Festival on the 3rd Weekend in October

Sunset Savor the Central Coast in Santa Margarita in October

The Big Sur WIne and Food Festival in November.

For a treat, book a room at the Just Inn at the Justin Winery. www.justinwine.com

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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