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2008-01-25
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PASO ROBLES GRAND TASTING TOUR MAKES FIRST STOP IN SAN DIEGO
Exclusive Opportunity For Wine Enthusiasts To Taste From Over 40 of the Region's Best

(Paso Robles, CA) January 20, 2008 – Serious wine connoisseurs and budding wine enthusiasts are invited to join over 40 wine producers from Paso Robles, one of the nation’s most talked about wine growing regions, when they hit the road February 27 and head to San Diego in what is scheduled to be the only Southern California stop for its National Grand Tasting Tour, according to Stacie Jacob, Executive Director with the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance.

"We’re thrilled to make the first stop of our Grand Tasting Tour in San Diego," added Jacob. "We invite wine enthusiasts of all levels to join us and discover for themselves what makes Paso Robles distinct and different."

It is in part due to proximity, consumer’s growing interest in the region, and the award-winning wine produced in Paso Robles that a greater variety of the appellation’s wines are offered on Southern California restaurant wine lists, in retail tasting rooms and wine stores, making experiencing Paso Robles wines much more accessible to wine enthusiasts.

"Our region has experienced explosive growth over the past 10 years, making Paso Robles California’s fastest wine growing region," said Jacob. "In a few short hours, Southern California wine enthusiasts can find themselves amidst our 170 wineries, experiencing for themselves the quality and variety found in the region."

The Grand Tasting features some of the region’s top wineries including: 5 Mile Bridge, Adelaida Cellars, Ancient Peaks Winery, Asuncion Ridge Vineyards, B&E Vineyards, Cass Winery, Christian Lazo Wines, Clautiere Vineyard, Clavo Cellars, Clayhouse Vineyard, Eagle Castle Winery, Eberly Winery, Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines, EOS Estate Winery, Four Vines Winery, Halter Ranch Vineyards, Harmony Cellars, Hidden Oak Winery, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Kenneth Volk Vineyards, L’Aventure Winery, Martin & Weyrich Winery, Midlife Crisis Winery, Minassian-Young Vineyards, Niner Wine Estates, Norman Vineyards, Opolo Vineyards, Ortman Family Vineyards, RN Estate Vineyard & Winery, Robert Hall Winery, San Marcos Creek Vineyard, Silver Horse Winery, Summerwood Winery & Inn, Sylvester Vineyards Winery, Tablas Creek Vineyards, Treana Winery, Victor Hugo Winery, Vina Robles, Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards, Windward Vineyard and Zenaida Cellars.

Tickets for the two-hour tasting are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. The event will be held at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center on February 27 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Partial event proceeds will benefit the San Diego Food Bank. Tickets may be purchased online at www.pasowine.com or by calling 800-549-WINE.

About the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance 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 26,000 vineyard acres and more than 170 wineries. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com

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