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Media Contact: Chris Taranto
Phone: 805.239.8463

$30 SLO County Locals Only Pass Available for Grand Tasting Saturday, May 19, 2012

Paso Robles, CA (April 5, 2012) Paso Robles Wine Country introduces the Locals Only Pass at a special anniversary price of only $30 in honor of the 30th Annual Wine Festival, May 19 - 20, 2012. The local personality and rich history of the Paso Robles wine region is reflected in every wine created, and there is no better showcase than the Wine Festival for all San Luis Obispo County residents to relish in a celebration of our community. The Festival Pass, a $55 ticket, is offered to San Luis Obispo County residents for only $30 providing access to the Wine Festival Grand Tasting, Saturday, May 19, 1 – 4 p.m. This special price is only available through Saturday, April 30. SLO County residents may obtain their Wine Festival tickets by visiting or calling 805.239.8463.

San Luis Obispo County residents, along with volunteers, wineries, restaurants, specialty shops and businesses work together each year to make Paso Robles Wine Festival a success. “The community offers continuous support vital to the success of the Paso Robles Wine Festival,” said Nina Leschinsky, Paso Robles Wine Festival committee chair and Direct to Consumer Sales Manager at Ancient Peaks. “We are excited to offer a special anniversary Locals Only price thanking them for their dedication throughout the event’s 30 years.” Wine Festival brings thousands to the area who enjoy the diversity of attractions San Luis Obispo County and Paso Robles have to offer; wine tourists stay in hotels, dine in restaurants, shop in stores, and take home an experience to be shared with others.

Paso Robles Wine Country comes together for the Saturday Grand Tasting with a new time, from 12 – 4 p.m. More than 60 wineries will showcase the depth and breadth of wines found throughout the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA). A variety of gourmet food trucks will feature everything from authentic Mexican cuisine, to local farm-to-table fare from throughout the central coast. Back by popular demand will be the Cheese, Bread & FIJI Water Stations as well as a collection of local artisans showcasing tasty bites throughout the park. The Winemaker Seminar takes place from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and provides attendees unusual insights to the diversity of wines found in Paso Robles Wine Country. Festivities continue throughout the weekend at the individual wineries. All information can be found on

The Locals Only Pass is available by advance purchase only, until April 30. A San Luis Obispo County zip code that matches the credit card billing statement is all that is needed to redeem the discounted rate. Visit to purchase tickets and gain more information including the other levels of admission currently available.

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

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