3/10-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with Chris Taranto and Jeff Friedman
March 12, 2014•52 min
Chris Taranto - Communications Director, Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance 32nd Annual Wine Festival May 15 - 18, 2014 Paso Robles Wine Country, Wine Enthusiast’s 2013 Wine Region of the Year, invites you to see first-hand what makes this region a star! Join us for the 32nd Annual Wine Festival – a celebration of the innovation, triumphs, and character of this spectacular region, May 15 - 18, 2014. The 32nd Annual Wine Festival kicks-off Thursday, May 15 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! Use the event brochure below (coming soon) to help plot your course. Wine Fest Special Pricing Ends March 15 - Can Hardly Wait for the 32nd Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival, May 15 - 18? We can't wait either, which is why we are offering $10 off RESERVE, Premium and Festival ticket levels! Better hurry though, this discounted pricing ends Saturday, March 15! Enjoy fresh and flavorful cuisine and sample fantastic yet-to-be-released, Library and Reserve wines during Friday evening’s RESERVE Event. Wines from more than 60 wineries are complemented by artisanal bites from local restaurants and food trucks at the Saturday Grand Tasting. CAN'T HARDLY WAIT PASS - $10 discounts on RESERVE (only $125), Premium (only $75) and Festival (only $55) tickets are available for all the early birds through March 15. LOCALS ONLY - $45 Festival admission to the Grand Tasting for San Luis Obispo County residents. That's a $20 savings! Just enter your local, SLO County zip code at checkout. Special Locals Only pricing is valid through March 15. Jeff Friedman - Stemmari Wines & The Wines of ItalyThe richness of Sicily is reflected in Stemmari wines, all single varietal, intense, and elegant, a pure expression of the Sicilian terroir.Celebrated for its hot sunny climate, historic monuments and rich culinary tradition, Sicily has been producing rich flavored and full-bodied wines since Greek and Roman times. Well known for its warm Mediterranean climate, hot sun, intense sun-light, and fertile soil, Sicily has blossomed into one of the world’s most promising wine regions. Arancio cultivates its own grapes in two large estates along the windy south coast of the island. A total of 1,700 acres of estate vineyards are planted in single varietal fields in order to offer 100% single varietal wines to the final consumer. Arancio’s new state-of-the-art facilities are utilized to take full advantage of what this bountiful land has to offer. A new generation of talented and passionate Sicilian winemarkers and vineyard managers produce Arancio wines that are consistent representations of Sicilian and International varietals grown in the hot Sicilian climate. Arancio wines are well reviewed by all major international magazines, year after year.