BLENDFEST ON THE COAST SHOWCASES PASO ROBLES WINES IN CAMBRIA AND SAN SIMEON
Event Weekend Features Multiple Opportunities to Experience the Wines of Paso Robles, Tickets Now On Sale
Paso Robles, CA – The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance (PRWCA), in conjunction with Visit Cambria, Visit San Simeon, and the California Highway 1 Discovery Route announce the return of BlendFest on the Coast. Over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, the Third Annual BlendFest on the Coast will showcase the wines of 32 Paso Robles wineries at a new location, The Cambria Pines Lodge. This limited audience event has been in high demand the previous two years, so wine enthusiasts are encouraged to book their accommodations and tickets early to avoid missing out. Ticket information can be found here – www.pasowine.com/events/blend-fest-tickets.php.
On Saturday, January 14, BlendFest features two sessions, including an Afternoon Tasting (1 – 3 p.m.) and a Sunset Tasting (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.). The afternoon tasting, at $45, will include tasting from 32 different wineries pouring more than 90 wines and accompanied by cheeses that pair well with wine. The Sunset Tasting, at $65, features the same wineries sharing their best blended wines along with savory bites from The Pairing Knife. A complete list of ticket levels are detailed on – www.pasowine.com/events/blend-fest-tickets.php.
Attendees staying at San Simeon and Cambria hotel properties will receive a VIP entry. Each guest can access the tasting 30 minutes early by presenting their room key at the time of entry. More than 40 properties are available for guests to book reservations directly. Participating hotels can be found here – www.pasowine.com/events/blend-fest-lodging.php. With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, people are encouraged to book early to guarantee their VIP status.
The BlendFest weekend kicks off on Friday, January 13 with an intimate winemaker dinner at Robin’s in Cambria. This specially paired dinner will feature wines from multiple wineries along with Robin’s signature world cuisine. The long weekend will also highlight a memorable BlendFest brunch menu, paired with Paso Robles wines. There are no tickets for brunch, but reservations are encouraged. More detail and links are coming soon to www.pasowine.com
BlendFest on the Coast concludes Sunday, January 15, with two live blending sessions. Wine enthusiasts can participate in two different, concurrently running sessions. Winemakers from the Paso Robles CAB Collective will blend Bordeaux varieties in one session, and winemakers with the Paso Robles Rhône Rangers will blend Rhône varieties in the other session. Seminars take place at the Cavalier Oceanfront Resort at 10 a.m. Seating is limited, tickets are $40 per person and includes a barbecue lunch immediately following the seminars. Tickets for both events can be purchased at www.pasowine.com/events/blend-fest-tickets.php. The Cavalier Oceanfront Resort will also play host to an artist guided painting session, as part of Cambria’s Stewardship Travel Program. The subject is the Piedras Blancas Light Station and a docent will be in attendance to provide education on this iconic landmark to our majestic coast. More information is coming soon to www.pasowine.com.
ABOUT PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE
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 41,000 vineyard acres and 200 wineries. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com. Social – @PasoRoblesWine, #PasoWine, #PasoBlendFest