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2010-03-24
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PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ANNOUNCES FIRST STOP TO SACRAMENTO IN ITS GRAND TASTING TOUR
Numerous Tasting Events Set to Showcase More Than 30 Paso Robles Wineries April 19 - 20

Paso Robles, CA (March 24, 2010) - Paso Robles Wine Country, one of the nation's premier wine producing regions, will converge on the Capitol City as part of its 2010 Grand Tasting Tour. More than 30 winemakers from California's third largest wine producing region will showcase their award-winning and nationally acclaimed wines in numerous scheduled events from April 19 - 20, including winemaker dinners, retailer wine tastings and a ticketed tasting event open to the public.

"The Grand Tasting Tour is an annual event and we are excited to bring the tour to Sacramento for the first time," said Stacie Jacob, executive director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. "The Grand Tasting Tour will bring the world of Paso Robles wines to Sacramento’s doorstep and we hope many of our wines will become staples in wine lists, cellars, shelves and homes throughout the Capitol City."

The complete line-up of events for the Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour in Sacramento is as follows:

Paso Robles Winemaker Dinners
Monday, April 19 - Various Sacramento Area Restaurants
Meet winemakers and experience how the creative culinary talent of Sacramento pairs with the premium wines of Paso Robles. Several of Sacramento’s top restaurants will be participating, and showcasing a unique menu paired with Paso Robles varietals. More detailed information can be found online at www.pasowine.com including a list of restaurants, winery pairings, menus, and pricing. Please contact the restaurants directly for reservations. Restaurants interested in participating should reach out to Julie Berge at Fleishman-Hillard at (916) 492-5339 or julie.berge@fleishman.com.

Paso Robles Grand Tasting
Tuesday, April 20 (6 – 8 PM) – Sacramento Grand Ball Room
On Tuesday, April 20, wine enthusiasts of all levels will enjoy appetizers along with award-winning and nationally acclaimed wines by more than 30 Paso Robles winemakers, all under one roof. Participating wineries will showcase a sample of their portfolio that best exemplifies the over 40 varietals (and blends thereof) from California’s third largest wine producing region. The Grand Tasting will showcase some of Paso Robles most established wineries as well as many new labels coming out of this region. The Sacramento Grand Ball Room is located at 629 J Street in Downtown Sacramento. Tickets for this event can be purchase in advance for $45 at www.pasowine.com or for $55 at the door the night of the event. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.

Paso Robles Retail Tastings
Winemakers from Paso Robles’ top wineries will be making appearances at local retailers to sign bottles and talk with consumers. Locations, times and details will be posted to the Web site at www.pasowine.com.

For more information, or to purchase Grand Tasting Tour- Sacramento event tickets, please visit www.pasowine.com or call 800-549-WINE (9463).

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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