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2006-11-01
Media Contact: Stacie Jacob
Phone: (805) 239-8463
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2007 PASO ROBLES ZINFANDEL FESTIVAL SLATED FOR MARCH 17
Tickets to go on sale November 1, 2006 at pasowine.com

PASO ROBLES, CA—The 2007 Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival, presented by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, is slated for the evening of Saturday, March 17, 2007, and will include live and silent auctions, as well as a grand tasting of Zinfandel wines from more than 40 wineries in the Paso Robles, California appellation. The Paso Robles American Viticulture Area (AVA) is California’s third largest and fastest growing, encompassing more than 170 wineries and 26,000 vineyard acres on the central coast, located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Zinfandel is considered California’s heritage wine grape and was the first variety to bring acclaim to the Paso Robles region. Each year Paso Robles Wine Country hosts its annual Zinfandel Festival for enthusiasts from around the country, surrounded by three days of festivities at the wineries, March 16, 17 and 18. 2007 marks the 15th anniversary of the Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival, with tickets going on sale November 1, 2007.

"This is the second largest Zinfandel tasting in the country and so many Paso Robles wine enthusiasts look forward to it each year," said Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Executive Director Stacie Jacob. "There will be great lifestyle and wine auction lots up for bid and more than 40 wineries will be pouring their Zinfandels—it should be an exciting evening."

Tickets will be made available November 1 through the Wine Country Alliance’s Web site, pasowine.com—in time for holiday gift giving. In 2006, nearly 1,000 wine enthusiasts from around the country attended the event.

"We expect this event to sell out, as we’re limiting the number of tickets to enhance attendees’ experience during the festival," said Jacob. "We encourage those interested in coming out for this celebration to buy their tickets early to ensure they have a space at the 15th anniversary Zinfandel Festival."

Paso Robles Wine Country offers a classic wine country retreat, where winemakers and winery owners can often be found in tasting rooms and around town. Premier hotel, restaurant and bed and breakfast accommodations are available throughout the area, offering world-class food and stays to accompany the handcrafted wines of Paso Robles. For more information about Paso Robles Wine Country and the 2007 Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival, visit pasowine.com or contact the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance at 800.549.WINE.

The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance (PRWCA), 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 170 wineries.
For more information, visit www.pasowine.com
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