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For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Fred Gillaspy
Phone: 831-239-4292

Wine Tasting, Dinner & Auction on Wednesday, August 3 at The Mt. Winery in Saratoga, California

SAN FRANCISCO – June 23, 2005 – Terra PresentsSM, a division of Terra Communications, Inc., today announced the first Passion For Paso™ Wine Tasting Experience — an enchanting evening of fine wine, live music and gourmet dining — complemented with a benefit silent auction — to be held the evening of Wednesday, August 3, 2005. Tasting and dinner tickets are available online at:

Bringing Paso Robles Wines to Silicon Valley
This first-of-its-kind wine event brings 18 visiting premium wineries from the highly acclaimed Paso Robles Wine Country to a breathtaking and panoramic Northern California location — the historic Mountain Winery wine estate in the foothills above Saratoga, California. "This is an excellent opportunity to taste and experience a comprehensive variety of Paso Robles wines in one location where winemakers and representatives will be pouring some of their finest wines in an informal, yet elegant setting," said Stacie Jacob, Executive Director of the Paso Robles Vintners and Growers Association (PRVGA), lead sponsor of this landmark event.

Featured Paso Robles Wineries
The following Paso Robles wineries will personally be pouring their wines at this groundbreaking event:
Adelaida Cellars • Anglim Winery • Austin Hope Winery
Clautiere Vineyard • Dunning Vineyards • Eberle Winery
Grey Wolf Cellars • Justin Vineyards & Winery • L’Aventure
Midnight Cellars • Norman Vineyards • Opolo Vineyards
Robert Hall Winery • Stacked Stone Cellars • Tablas Creek Vineyard
Treana Winery • Vina Robles • Windward Vineyard

Trade/Media Tasting
Passion For Paso will kick-off with a trade and media tasting hosted by the PRVGA from 3:00pm to 4:30pm that features all 18 visiting wineries. In addition, the PRVGA will be pouring additional fine Paso Robles wines at the Paso Robles Wine Country Wine Bar. The Wine Bar will showcase more fine wines from the Paso Robles AVA — an area recently acclaimed by wine and food critics worldwide to be one of the most distinct and different wine regions to emerge in years.

Consumer/Aficionado Tasting
Following the trade and media tasting will be the Passion For Paso consumer/aficionado tasting, beginning at 5:00pm, with gates opening at 4:45pm. Many of the wines featured will also be available for purchase at the event while inventories last. All 18 wineries will be able to take orders for shipment after the event. Tasting Tickets can be purchased online now for $50 per person a:, or $55 on the day of the event.
Tasting Tickets Include:
Admission to The Passion for Paso Wine Tasting Event on August 3, 2005 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, with appetizers served, at The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, California.

Featuring only the best in wine glassware.

A special card that offers complimentary tasting privileges at participating Paso Robles winery tasting rooms in Paso Robles Wine Country.

Hot Club Pacific 5-Piece Gypsy Swing Jazz Band

Tasting and 4-Course Gourmet Dinner Combination
To complement the tasting segment of the event, attendees can choose to also enjoy a 4-course gourmet dinner that will be served from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on The Mountain Winery’s renowned Chateau Deck. Expertly prepared by the culinary team of The Mountain Winery, this optional epicurean experience will be enhanced by an unparalleled view of the beautiful Santa Clara Valley. Combination Tasting and Dinner Tickets are on sale for $92 at: Combination tickets will be $100 on the day of the event.

Silent Benefit Charity Auction
A silent auction with proceeds benefiting the National Brain Tumor Foundation and The Mountain Winery Kids’ Foundation will be held during this not-to-be-missed event. A wide and increasing list of auction items includes Paso Robles wines, vacation accommodations, dinners and more!

For further information about Terra Presents Passion For Paso, contact Fred Gillaspy at 831-239-4292 or Additional information about Passion For Paso can be found on the Web at:
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Terra Communications Inc., with offices in Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo Counties, offers a wide range of marketing, public relations and event services. Terra is dedicated to fostering lasting and rewarding relationships with food and beverage and related hospitality businesses in California’s rich and diverse Central Coast. Terra Communications — Grounded Thinking For Growing Businesses SM.

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