My Itinerary:

BLENDFEST: BLENDFEST ON THE COAST

 

BlendFest Is Back!

Don't miss the ONLY wine festival dedicated to blended wines. The 3rd annual event will showcase the scenic beauty of the coast with the renowned wines of Paso Robles, only miles away. The event weekend includes tons of blend-themed events including the Grand Tasting, Winemaker Dinner and two Blending Seminars that will please both Bordeaux and Rhone variety lovers. 

BlendFest Grand Tasting
Saturday, January 14, 1 - 3 p.m. and 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy 90 unique wines from 32 Paso Robles wineries in the charming Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, CA along the Highway 1 Discovery Route.

Registered Cambria and San Simeon lodging guests get VIP treatment - enter the Grand Tasting sessions 30 minutes ahead of scheduled start times by showing your room key at the event entrance!
 
Afternoon Session: 1 - 3 p.m.
Admission: $45 
Wine & cheese
 
Sunset Session: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $65 
Wine, cheese, and bites from The Pairing Knife
  • Mini Stuffed Portobellos with Kale and Finished with Pesto and Aged Cheddar
  • Mini Ceviche Tostada with Shrimp and Mango and a Chipotle Crema
  • Smoked Brisket on Bruschetta with a Pomegranate Reduction and Topped with Fried Onions
  • Pork and Persimmon Skewers with a Red Wine BBQ Sauce



Winemaker Dinner 
Friday, January 13 @ 6:30 p.m.
Robin's Restaurant, Cambria 

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Enjoy a perfectly paired 4-course meal with seven of Paso's most fabulous winemakers.

At this Winemaker Dinner, you get to pick your host winemaker. Get your tickets now, since only 56 seats are available (8 seats per winery). 


Sunday Seminars

Sunday, January 15

Blending Seminar & Lunch @ 10:00 a.m.
Try your hand at blending wine at the BlendFest Blending Seminars held at the Cavalier Oceanfront Resort in San Simeon, CA!

Blend Bordeaux varieties (e.g, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot) with winemakers from the Paso Robles Cab Collective

  1. Taste five primary Bordeaux varieties
  2. Each group creates a unique blend
  3. Winemakers judge the blends
  4. Winners awarded passport for CAB Collective wineries

Enjoy your creation over lunch, provided by Higgies World BBQ

  • Smoked Pulled Pork or Tri-Tip
  • Sweet Beans
  • Spicy Carolina Coleslaw
  • Green Salad
  • Garlic Bread

Wine Art @ 2:30 p.m.
Paint the Piedras Blancas Light Station while enjoying Paso wine, a brief talk on the history of the Light Station and ocean views.


 

BlendFest Brunch

All Weekend
Enjoy a special BlendFest brunch menu perfectly with Paso wines. This pre-fixe menu is available all weekend at Robin's Restaurant in Cambria. Featured wines coming soon! 


Tickets for the 2017 BlendFest on the Coast are NOT available for purchase by visiting or calling the Alliance office or participating partners. Please use the links above to purchase tickets. ALL TICKET HOLDERS MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE; ID will be required to enter. All tickets sold separately. Although adorable, pets are not allowed at the event. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. Service fees are included in ticket prices above.