02/15 CHRIS TARANTO, PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE, BLENDFEST ON THE COAST, LARRY VAN AALST, SONOMA COUNTY
February 18, 2016•52 min
CHRIS TARANTO - COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE – BLENDFEST ON THE COAST 2ND ANNUAL PASO WINE BLENDFEST ON THE COAST: FEBRUARY 19 - 21, 2016 BlendFest is back, this time behind the locked gates of the Hearst Property in Old San Simeon Village! 30 Paso Robles wineries!90 unique blends!Stunning ocean views!Behind the locked gates of Hearst Property!Stay & Save $10+! BLENDFEST GRAND TASTING - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20: Afternoon Tasting 1 - 3 p.m. | Sunset Tasting 4 - 6:30 p.m. 90 unique wines from 30 Paso Robles wineries beyond the locked gates of the Hearst property in Old San Simeon Village. The sunset tasting will include a personalized cheese and charcuterie plate from Vivant Fine Cheese. STAY & SAVE $10+! Stay in Cambria or San Simeon and SAVE $10+ on each ticket to Saturday's event. Save $10+ when you stay in Cambria or San Simeon! Before purchasing your BlendFest tickets, book your stay directly with Cambria and San Simeon lodging properties to receive an Access Key that will unlock amazing savings!NO refunds will be given for tickets purchased without the Access Key. Enter your code in the "Have an Access Key?" field on the checkout screen to unlock the hidden tickets. The Access Key must be entered in ALL CAPS. Note: This is not a Promotional Code and will not work if entered in that field. COME EARLY AND STAY LATE! Kick off your weekend at a Winemaker Dinner at Robin's Restaurant in Cambria with four Paso Robles winemakers. After tasting blends at Saturday's Grand Tasting, try your hand at blending wine during Sunday's Blending Seminarat Harmony Cellars (sorry, seminar sold out). It's a full weekend of fun in store! Tickets are limited for each event, so get yours today! ABOUT THE PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY: The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance is a cooperative marketing alliance made up of Paso Robles Wine Country wineries, vineyards and related businesses. The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance is a 501c6 nonprofit organization operated under the guidance of a nine-member board of directors. HISTORY The Paso Robles American Viticultural Appellation (AVA) is home to more than 200 wineries and 32,000 vineyard acres focusing on premium wine production. The distinct microclimates and diverse soils, combined with warm days and cool nights, make growing conditions ideal for producing more than 40 wine varietals from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, to Syrah, Viognier and Roussanne, to Zinfandel, the area’s heritage wine variety. WWW.PASOWINE.COM LARRY VAN AALST – HOST, SONOMA WINE REPORT - TASTING TIPS, SEASONAL WINE TRENDS LARRY HOSTS A WEEKLY PROGRAM ON CRN AND ALSO IS AN EXPERT ON WINE WHO IS SOUGHT AFTER FOR EVENTS, TASTES AND MAJOR SOMMELIER EVENTS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA. HE COMMENTS ON THE INDUSTRY AND HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT WINE.