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2014-07-31
Media Contact: Christopher Taranto
Phone: 805-239-8463 x207

HARVEST CELEBRATIONS ARE RIPE FOR THE PICKING IN PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY
140+ Wineries Are Set to Host Individual Events October 17 - 19, 2014 in Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Regi

July 31, 2014 (Paso Robles, CA) – Harvest in Paso Robles Wine Country is a time of excitement and anticipation shared by winemakers, growers, and tasting room staff alike. It is the culmination of a successful year of hard work and dedication to their craft, and is a glimpse into the promise of the new vintage. Harvest Wine Weekend 2014 celebrates the new vintage with more than 140 Paso Robles wineries inviting wine lovers to their tasting rooms, vineyards and wineries for tours, special tastings, live music, winemaker dinners and much more. Wine enthusiasts are invited to plan their perfect wine country weekend getaway October 17 - 19, 2014 in Paso Robles Wine Country.

Wineries get creative during this annual celebration, bringing new and different activities, educational opportunities and hands-on fun for Harvest Wine Weekend. Harvest festivities include wine and bacon pairings, ceremonial grape stomps, lobster feeds, wine-infused dessert offerings, and blending sessions, to name a few.

”With harvest likely starting a little early this year, Harvest Wine Weekend cannot come soon enough,” said Joe Barton, grower and winemaker of Grey Wolf & Barton Family Wines. “This event serves as a break in harvest for us to celebrate the new vintage with all our visitors who quite literally appreciate the fruits of our labor.”

Visit the winery activities link on pasowine.com and search by winery, day or activity to see what is happening throughout the weekend at participating wineries. Harvest Wine Weekend does not require a ticket, however some of the wineries may require RSVP’s or have fees associated with their individual events, so be sure to plan ahead. Designate a driver, or visit the transportation section of pasowine.com to find a touring company in Paso Robles Wine Country. Also, lodging accommodations of all types are available – hotels, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, etc. – book early as they will fill up fast.

Newly available for Harvest Wine Weekend 2014 is the PasoWineApp for iPhone, which can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store. This new app gives Paso Robles wine enthusiasts a tool to plot their wine country trip during the three-day event weekend, remember their favorite wines and wineries, share with friends and keep up on the latest happenings throughout Harvest Wine Weekend. Visit www.pasowine.com for more information and to request a hard copy brochure.


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 third largest wine region. It encompasses more than 32,000 vineyard acres and 200 wineries. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com. Social - @PasoRoblesWine, #pasowine and #PasoHWW

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