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Media Contact: Stacie Jacob
Phone: 805.239.8463
Fax: 805.237.6439
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Announce Window Display Winners in downtown Paso Robles

PASO ROBLES, CA May 17, 2005 – The Paso Robles Vintners and Growers Association along with Paso Robles Main Street Association have teamed up to promote the region’s wine industry through downtown window displays leading up to the 23rd Annual Wine Festival on May 21, 2005. The organization’s announced today the top three winery and business winners.

The top three prizes go to:
First Place — Stacked Stone Cellars display in the window of Hair Merchants
Second Place — Peachy Canyon display in the window of Alliance Board Company
Third Place — Tobin James in the window of Julia’s Flowers

Honorable mention goes to:
Meridian Cellars display in the window of A & R Furniture
Wild Horse Winery display in the window of Remax
EOS display in the window of Idlers

The downtown window display contest is another aspect of the Paso Robles Wine Month festivities leading up to the 23rd Annual Wine Festival on Saturday, May 21, 2005 from noon to 5 p.m. Located in the quaint downtown Paso Robles City Park, the event will feature more than 70 local wineries and a variety of local food vendors.

Admission to the Festival is $40 and includes a commemorative wine glass and ten tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets are $1 each. Designated driver tickets are available for $10, which include three non-alcoholic drink tickets and a beverage container. Advance tickets, and more information about the festival, can be found at, or tickets can be bought on site the day of the event. To avoid waiting in line the day of the event, organizers recommend you purchase your tickets in advance:

• Paso Robles Vintners and Growers Association —, or 800-549-8463
• Chamber of Commerce Offices in Atascadero, Cambria, Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo
• Santa Lucia Bank Branches in Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, or Santa Maria
• Great Gatsby in Arroyo Grande

The festival kicks off on Friday, May 20th, with its Annual Wine Festival Golf Tournament at the Hunter Ranch Golf Course. Local wineries are also hosting a variety of events starting Friday and continuing though Sunday. Wine tastings, tours, free food, live jazz, and winemaker dinners are just some of the enticing events taking place at the local wineries. Most are free to the public during the weekend – May 20-22.

The Paso Robles Vintners and Growers Association reminds event participants to taste responsibly and remember the four S’s of responsible tasting – Swirl, Smell, Sip and Spit.

Paso Robles Wine Country is centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California’s Central Coast. As California’s fastest growing wine region, the 40-mile territory encompasses 25,000 vineyard acres and nearly 90 wineries. With a greater day-to-night temperature swing than any other appellation in California, Paso Robles is an optimal area for producing more than 25 wine varieties. For more information, visit
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