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2010-01-28
Media Contact: Christopher Taranto
Phone: 805.239.8463

PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ANNOUNCES GRAND TASTING TOUR – SAN DIEGO SCHEDULE
Numerous Tasting Events Set to Showcase Over 40 Paso Robles Wineries February 23 - 25, 2010

Paso Robles, CA (Jan. 28, 2010) - Paso Robles Wine Country, one of the nation's premier wine producing regions, announced today its schedule of events for the 2010 Grand Tasting Tour - San Diego, scheduled February 23-25, 2010 in San Diego. Over 40 winemakers from California's third largest wine producing region showcase their award-winning and nationally acclaimed wines in eleven events, including winemaker dinners, wine retailer tastings, a trade tasting and two ticketed tasting events open to the public.

"Wineries from Paso Robles have seen increased demand from Southern California wine enthusiasts looking to taste the region's award-winning wines and travel to wine country in search of new discoveries," said Stacie Jacob, executive director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. "This three-day visit to San Diego brings the world of Paso Robles wines to the doorstep of San Diegans with numerous opportunities at different value levels to taste the celebrated varietals and meet the winemakers from Paso Robles Wine Country."

Participating winery, hotel, and industry partners for the Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour San Diego include:

Adelaida Cellars
Alta Colina
Ancient Peaks Winery
Anglim Winery
Arroyo Robles Winery
Calcareous
Caliza Winery
Central Coast Vineyard Team
Cinquain Winery
Clautiere Vineyard
Clavo Cellars
Clayhouse Wines
D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars
Derby Wine Estates
Eberle Winery
Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines
Four Vines Winery
Grey Wolf Vineyards & Cellars
Halter Ranch Vineyard
Hansen Winery
Hope Family Wines
Hotel Cheval
J Dusi Wines
J & J Cellars
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
kukkula
L'Aventure Winery
Lone Madrone
Midnight Cellars
Minassian-Young Vineyards
Niner Wine Estates
Opolo Vineyards
Ortman Family Vineyards
Paso Robles Vacation Rentals
Peachy Canyon Winery
Robert Hall Winery
Rotta Winery
Sextant Wines
Silver Horse Winery
SIP Certified Wines
STANGER Vineyards
Still Waters Vineyards
Sylvester Vineyards & Winery
Tablas Creek Winery
Terry Hoage Vineyards
Thacher Winery
Victor Hugo Winery
Vina Robles
Zenaida Cellars


The complete schedule of events for the Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour in San Diego is as follows:

Paso Flight Tastings - Tuesday, February 23:

• Where: Wine Steals Cardiff
• Time: 6-8pm
• Price: $10
• For more information call: 760.230.2657

• Where: Wine Steals Point Loma
• Time: 6-8pm
• Price: $10
• For more information call: 619.221.1959

What You Get: Enjoy a three-flight wine tasting of Paso Robles wines in Wine Steals' comfortable and relaxing wine bars. Look for special pricing on featured bottles of Paso Robles wine available only during the tasting.

Winemaker Dinners - Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, February 24:

Meet the winemaker and experience how the creative culinary talent of San Diego pairs with the premium wines of Paso Robles. Call these great eateries to find out times, who's pouring and to reserve your seat. More detailed information will be updated to the Paso Robles Wine Country Web site by mid-February, including winery pairings, possible menus, and pricing. Please contact the restaurants directly for reservations.

Tuesday, February 23:

• Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar - Downtown
o www.flemingssteakhouse.com
o For Reservations and Information: 619.237.1155

• Pamplemousse Grille
o www.pgrille.com
o For Reservations and Information: 858.792.9090

• Phil's BBQ
o www.philsbbq.net
o For Reservations and Information: 619.814.0056

• The Linkery
o www.thelinkery.com
o For Reservations and Information: 619.255.8778

Wednesday, February 24:

• WineSellar & Brasserie
o www.winesellar.com
o For Reservations and Information: 858.450.9557

• Urban Solace
o www.urbansolace.net
o For Reservations and Information: 619.295.6464

Trade Tasting: Wednesday, February 24:

• Where: NTC Promenade - McMillin Event Center
• Seminar: 1-2pm; Vintage to vintage wine tasting that shows the age-ability of Paso Robles wines. This seminar is only open to 30 seats for members of the wine buying trade and members of the media. Wineries featured include: Hope Family Wines, L'Aventure, Tablas Creek Vineyard
• Trade Tasting: 2-5pm
• Representatives from over 40 Paso Robles wineries showcase a sample of their portfolios. Members of the wine buying trade can reacquaint themselves and meet the many new brands coming out of Paso Robles Wine Country.

The Trade Tasting is only open for members of the wine buying trade and members of the press. The trade can register online at www.pasowine.com.

CRAVE: Wednesday, February 24:

• Where: NTC Promenade
• Time: 8-10pm
• Price: $45 in advance; $55 at the door
• Satisfy your craving at this unique wine tasting experience: Enjoy five Paso Robles varietal tasting bars, featured and paired with the uber-chic culinary artistry of ChileCo Catering. Contemporary, lounge-like music in a relaxed atmosphere complete this tasty two-hour tour.
• To purchase tickets or get more information visit www.pasowine.com or call 800.549.WINE (9463)

Paso Robles Wine Country Grand Tasting: Thursday, February 25:

• Where: Wine Steals East Village (within Petco Park)
• Time: 6-8pm
• Price: $55 in advance; $65 at the door
• Event Features: Be among the first in San Diego to visit Wine Steals' newest location, located within Petco Park. Taste award-winning wines from over 40 Paso Robles wine producers with cuisine prepared by Wine Steals' newest Gastro Pub concept.
• To purchase tickets or get more information visit www.pasowine.com or call 800.549.WINE (9463)

The 2010 Grand Tasting Tour is the region's 6th annual tour dedicated to bringing the Paso Robles Wine Country experience into top cities across the nation. San Diego is the first and only stop in Southern California, with only three total Grand Tasting Tour events scheduled for the year.

For more information, or to purchase Grand Tasting Tour- San Diego event tickets, please visit www.pasowine.com or call 800.549.WINE (9463)

The second leg of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance 2010 Grand Tasting Tour includes a visit to northern California the week of April 19, 2010. Cities include - Sacramento and Palo Alto. For questions related to the 2010 Grand Tasting Tour, please contact Christopher Taranto, Communications Manager with the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance 805.239.8463.
ABOUT 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 180 wineries.
For more information, visit www.pasowine.com.
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