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Media Contact: Christopher Taranto
Phone: 805-239-8463

Paso Robles Wine Country Will Come Together August 18, 2012

Paso Robles, CA (June 5, 2012) The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance announced that the Wine Country Auction will take place on Saturday, August 18th at Summerwood Winery & Inn. This announcement comes after the successful completion of the 30th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival, which up until 2012 featured the Wine Country Auction as an exclusive dinner. The separation of the Wine Country Auction from Wine Festival weekend allows wineries, restaurants and guests to participate more actively in the Auction.

The 2012 Wine Country Auction is scheduled to take place from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm under the trees at Summerwood Winery & Inn, hosting approximately 300 guests. The event will kick off with an hour of walk-around wine tasting by Paso Robles Wine Country’s world renowned winemakers. A four-course gourmet brunch will be prepared by the region’s finest chefs, showcasing a seasonal farm-to-table menu. A spectacular live auction benefitting San Luis Obispo County charities follows where guests bid on a range of sought-after lifestyle and wine country items including signed, large format bottles, exclusive wine country getaways and luxurious international excursions. The Wine Country Auction allows guests and the Paso Robles wine industry to come together for a fabulous time and a great cause. Tickets for this event are $100.

“In 2011 the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Foundation raised over $80,000, which was gifted to 13 local non-profit charities who support healthcare, education and community service,” said Jennifer Porter, Executive Director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. “We are looking forward to the change in format as we believe it will create new opportunities for raising additional funds for organizations like The Boys and Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County, The Wellness Community of California’s Central Coast, North County Women’s Shelter & Resource Center, and the Paso Robles Library Foundation.”

At the August 18, 2012 Wine Country Auction, Paso Robles Wine Country will strive to top the $80,000 raised last year, introduce new, high-end wine enthusiasts to Paso Robles and create a benchmark for future auction events in Paso Robles.

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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