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Media Contact: Sarah Flickinger
Phone: 805-239-8463 ext.207

Event at Green Pastures targets trade, media and consumers; also features live casting call

PASO ROBLES, CA February 8, 2006 – The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance continues its 2006 Grand Tasting Tour stopping in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, March 8. Thirty-three wineries will showcase wines from the Paso Robles American Viticulture Area (AVA) at the Green Pastures Restaurant, with events scheduled throughout the day for wine trade, media and consumers to taste the distinct differences of wines from Paso Robles, located along California’s Central Coast. Proceeds from the tasting benefit The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas.

"Austin is a sophisticated, dynamic wine market with lots of potential for Paso Robles wines," said Stacie Jacob, executive director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. "We look forward to bringing the quality wines of Paso Robles to wine enthusiasts in Austin and working along side the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas."

All interested wine professionals and enthusiasts are invited to discover the growing Paso Robles wine region and meet the producers who will be on site in Austin on March 8. Join us at Green Pastures — 811 West Live Oak Street, Austin, TX 78704. Please go to to RSVP for trade and media activities or to purchase tickets for the consumer event go to

Please RSVP in advance to or at 512-462-9895. Credentials may be required.
Seminar – 1-2 p.m. – Limited Seating, RSVP in advance
Hear from a panel of Paso Robles winemakers and learn how the region is well suited for producing premium wines with a guided tasting. Taste wines produced from the region’s diverse soils combined with warm days and cool nights, which make the Paso Robles AVA optimal for growing more than 40 wine varieties.

Walk-Around Tasting – 2-5 p.m.
Join us to meet the producers of 33 wineries featuring more than 150 wines from the growing Paso Robles AVA to taste what makes the region’s wines distinct and different. Wineries are looking to find distributors and educate key accounts to grow market share in Austin for Paso Robles wines.

Walk-Around Wine and Food Tasting - 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
This is your chance to experience Paso Robles Wine Country in Austin and support The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas. Meet the producers and taste wines from 33 Paso Robles wineries while sampling an array of foods from Executive Chef Charles Bloemsma at Green Pastures Restaurant. Purchase your $40 ticket in advance at or call 512-327-7555, limited availability.

New Winemaker Reality TV Show Casting Call – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
As you enjoy the wine tasting you may also view the casting call of a new winemaker reality TV series for PBS — The Wine Makers — to be filmed in Paso Robles Wine Country during fall 2006. The producers will be on site interviewing potential candidates who are interested in becoming a cast member on this new reality TV show. If you are interested in becoming a candidate please contact Doc City Productions at

Wineries participating in the Austin stop of the 2006 Paso Robles Grand Tasting include: Adelaida Cellars, Anglim Winery, Cass Winery, Chumeia Vineyards, Clautiere Vineyard, Clayhouse Vineyard, Doce Robles Winery, Eberle Winery, EOS Estate Winery, Four Vines Winery, Grey Wolf Cellars, Halter Ranch Vineyard, Hunt Cellars, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jack Creek Cellars, Justin Vineyards & Winery, L’Aventure Winery, Maloy O’Neill, Martin & Weyrich Winery, Midnight Cellars, Nadeau Family Vintners, Opolo Vineyards, Orchid Hill Vineyard, Peachy Canyon Winery, Pretty-Smith Vineyards & Winery, Robert Hall Winery, Silver Horse Winery, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Treana, Victor Hugo Winery, Vina Robles, Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards and Zenaida Cellars.

The 2006 Grand Tasting Tour continues – April 25 – New York City; and May 2 –
San Francisco. Go to for specifics on each market visit.

The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance:
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance (PRWCA), represents wineries, growers and businesses in Paso Robles Wine Country. Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country is California’s fastest growing wine region. It encompasses more than 25,000 vineyard acres and nearly 100 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 40 wine varieties. For more information, visit

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas:
The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas is a public charity dedicated to recognizing and developing creativity, professionalism and state-of-the-science research in all areas of culinary and viticulture arts. Created in 1997, the Foundation provides educational grants, scholarships and fellowships to outstanding individuals and other entities that achieve excellence in these areas. To learn more or to make a donation, please visit
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