Paso Wine Fest is back this May after a two-year hiatus! The much anticipated return of Paso Wine Fest comes with a few new twists, including a change in venue. The most exciting news is that 100 of Paso’s most iconic wineries will be pouring at the 2022 Paso Wine Fest. This includes many sought after and allocated brands whose excitement of Paso Wine Fest’s return has brought them out of the cellar and to the Paso Robles Event Center on Saturday, May 21.
The four-day Paso Wine Fest themed event offers Paso Wine fans the chance to explore Paso Robles Wine Country with more than 150 activities at the area wineries. This includes barrel tastings, winemaker dinners, afternoon barbecues, live music, and so much more. Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to head out into wine country to discover a new favorite winery.
The festival will feature three bands, two educational seminars, a Makers Market, food trucks, and plenty of delicious Paso Robles wines, the event marks a new beginning and benchmark for the 40-year-old celebration. Tickets are on sale now at pasowine.com.
1Kick Off, Thursday, May 19
Paso Wine Fest weekend kicks off with two Winemaker Dinners at Thomas Hill Organics and The Hatch.
2Sparkling Paso Tasting, Friday, May 20
Five Paso Robles wineries pair up bubbles with tasty bites at Paris Valley Road Estate Winery, including Four Lanterns Winery, Sextant Wines, SummerWood Winery & Inn, Paris Valley Road Estate, and Vino Vargas.
3Paso Starry Night Dinner, Friday, May 20
This unique dining experience brings the delicious styling of the KelleCo Project together with some of the region’s most iconic wine brands, including Austin Hope, PaperStreet, McPrice Myers, Thibido, Peachy Canyon Winery, and TOP Winery.
4Educational Winemaker Seminars, Saturday, May 21
Winemakers go deep and present wines that are emblematic of the region, with plenty of detail on what makes the soil, climate, and geography so impactful of the wine in glass. One seminar will focus on the icons of Cabernet Sauvignon in Paso Robles and the other will be about organic, biodynamic, and Regenerative Organic Certification vineyards. Wineries participating in these seminars include Austin Hope, Castoro Cellars, DAOU Family Estates, Eberle Winery, Giornata, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, My Favorite Neighbor, Robert Hall Winery, Tablas Creek Vineyard, and Villa Creek Cellars.
5Grand Tasting, Saturday May 21
The marquee event on Saturday, May 21 is the Grand Tasting at the Paso Robles Event Center. It begins at 12 p.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. with 100 wineries pouring wines. The new location offers many built-in amenities which includes dedicated parking, concessions, restrooms, and shade. Tickets include a $10 voucher for food vendors and a commemorative glass. Guests are welcome to bring in their own picnics, blankets, and chairs to post up in the shade and enjoy the live music and festivities.