San Luis Obispo Wine Country
ROCKIN HARVEST CELEBRATION
NOVEMBER 2-4, 2012
Tickets are now on sale for the San Luis Obispo Wine Country Association's 22nd Annual Rockin' Harvest Celebration, November 2nd - 4th. The Grand Tasting and Wine Auction will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from noon - 3 at the beautiful Avila Beach Golf Resort. Over 60 wineries and restaurants from the San Luis Obispo region are featured in the scenic seaside setting of the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Winemakers, local chefs and wine lovers share an allotment of handcrafted artesian wines paired with delicious samplings, all showcasing the best of what SLO County has to offer.
The weekend festivities begin Friday, November 2nd with two new events: SLO Wine Country first ever "Rockin' Road Trip", where attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience harvest "hands-on" with several winemaking teams. From vine to wine, 50 attendees will learn, explore, blend, trim, thieve and taste the handcrafted wine that encompasses the terrior of SLO Wine Country. Friday evening's collaborative winemaker dinner, "Crafted on the Coast", at the Lido Restaurant will feature Executive Chefs Jacob Moss and Maegen Loring alongside winemakers from throughout SLO Wine Country. Four courses will be paired with some of the region's best reds, whites and blends.
The Grand Tasting and Wine Auction will take place Saturday, November 3rd from noon to 3pm at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. A limited amount of "back stage passes" will kick off the day at 11am. These VIP guests will be able to attend the event at 11am and sample limited reserve wines, poured during this hour only.
Below is a brief description of each day's activities:
FRIDAY, November 2nd: "Rockin' Road Trip"
Location: Pick-up location in Avila Beach, Parking Lot on the corner of 1st street and San Miguel.
Become a SLO Wine groupie and hop on our tour bus for a behind-the-scenes look at Harvest 2012! You'll explore SLO Wine Country and get hands-on experience working a Harvest with a winemaking team. From vine to wine, you'll learn, explore, blend, trim, thieve and taste the handcrafted wine that encompasses the terrior of our wine region. Our winemaker tour guides will give you an up-close look at the art of crafting beautiful wine. The tour includes your ticket to ride, along with a prepared lunch in the vineyards.
*Wineries we will be visiting: Chamisal Vineyards, Tolosa Winery & Edna Valley Vineyard.
FRIDAY, November 2nd: "Crafted on the Coast" Winemaker Dinner at Lido Restaurant
6-8pm with Wine Reception beginning at 5:30pm
Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay
2727 Shell Beach Road
Pismo Beach, 93449
Friday evening's collaborative winemaker dinner at the Lido restaurant, "Crafted on the Coast", will feature Executive Chefs Jacob Moss and Maegan Loring alongside winemakers from throughout SLO Wine Country. Four entrees will be paired with some of the region's best reds, whites and blends. You will also have the pleasure of dining with one of our celebrity winemakers and exploring the terrior of SLO Wine Country. *Featured Brands and Winemakers: Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, Saucelito Canyon Vineyard, Claiborne & Churchill, Sextant Wines, Ancient Peaks, Zocker.
*Featured Wineries at Reception: Chamisal, Tolosa, Edna Valley, Salisbury Vineyards, Tangent, and many more!
SATURDAY, November 3rd: Rockin' Harvest Celebration Grand Tasting & Wine Auction
11am-Backstage Pass Early Entry
12pm-General Admission Grand Tasting & Silent Auction
Tickets: $95 Backstage Pass/$85 General Admission/$65 with stay in Avila Beach
The Grand Tasting and Wine Auction will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from noon - 3 at the beautiful Avila Beach Golf Resort. Over 60 wineries and restaurants from the San Luis Obispo region are featured in the scenic seaside setting of the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Winemakers, local chefs and wine lovers share an allotment of handcrafted artesian wines paired with delicious samplings, all showcasing the best of what SLO County has to offer.
Participating restaurants will be posted soon--please check back for more information!
Ancient Peaks Winery * Autry Cellars * Baileyana * Cadre * Center of Effort * Chamisal Vinyards
Claiborne & Churchill * Clesi * Edna Valley Vineyard * Kelsey See Canyon * Kynsi Winery * Laetitia Winery
Peloton Cellars * Phantom Rives * Pismo Beach Winery * Sans Liege * Salisbury Vineyards * Saucelito Canyon Vineyard Sextant Wines * Stephen Ross * Sinor - LaVallee * Talley Vineyard* Tangent * Tolosa Winery * Trenza * Wolff Vineyards * Zocker
Truffle Gateau Chocolate
Steamers of Pismo
Olea Farm (Olive Oil)
Evo Revitalizing Water
Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab
Windows on the Water
Mother's Tavern - MOTAV
SeaVenture Resort & Restaurant
California Pizza Kitchen
Mee Heng Low Noodle House
Tara Stumph Catering
Old Custom House
Chino's Rock & Taco
Gardens of Avila
SUNDAY, November 4th: SLO WINE ON TOUR!
Tickets: FREE WITH YOUR GRAND TASTING & WINE AUCTION PURCHASE!
SLO Wine Country encourages you to get out and explore all day Sunday. Come "party like a rock star" and hit the SLO Wine trail and let the party carry on at participating wineries, where they pull out the wine, food and entertainment once again at their individual wineries. Your ticket into the Grand Tasting gives you an all access pass to stop at every member winery event on Sunday and taste for FREE!!! All you have to do is wear your all access bracelet from the main event on Saturday and bring your wine glass with you on Sunday, and you'll be ready to rock two days straight with SLO Wine Country!