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2008-03-18
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PASO ROBLES GRAND TASTING TOUR MAKES FIRST STOP IN HOUSTON
World-Class Paso Robles Winemakers To Showcase 150 of the Region’s Wines

(Houston) March 19, 2008 – Wine connoisseurs and budding wine enthusiasts alike are invited to join more than 40 wine producers from Paso Robles, one of the nation’s most diverse, up and coming wine growing regions, for an evening of wine tasting, appreciation and education. Additionally, Vic & Anthony’s Steak House will provide delicious appetizers.

"We’re thrilled to make the only Texas stop of our Grand Tasting Tour in Houston," said Stacie Jacob, Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance executive director. "We invite wine enthusiasts of all levels to join us and discover for themselves what makes Paso Robles distinct and different."

Paso Robles is California’s third largest wine region, and 2008 marks the fifth year of the Grand Tasting Tour. Houston was chosen as one of only four annual tour stops. Four new cities are chosen each year.

"Our region has experienced explosive growth over the past 10 years, making Paso Robles California’s fastest wine growing region," added Jacob. "The Grand Tasting Tour is an opportunity for Houston wine enthusiasts to discover the quality and variety found in our diverse portfolio of wineries."

Admission for the two-hour tasting is $40 in advance and $50 at the door. The event is April 10 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Vic & Anthony’s Steak House. Partial event proceeds will benefit Trees For Houston. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.pasowine.com or by calling 800-549-WINE.

Participating Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance wineries include:

5 Mile Bridge
Adelaida Cellars
Ancient Peaks Winery
B&E Vineyard
Cass Winery
Castoro Cellars
Christian Lazo Wines
Clayhouse Vineyard
Eberle Winery
Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines
EOS Estate Winery
Four Vines Winery
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
L'Aventure Winery
Niner Wine Estates
Norman Vineyards
Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery
Robert Hall Winery
Silver Horse Winery
Sylvester Vineyards & Winery
Tablas Creek Vineyard
Treana Winery
Victor Hugo Winery
Vina Robles
Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards

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 200 wineries. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com


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