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Washington State Wines Headline at Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast

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San Luis Obispo County, Calif (June, 15, 2011)-Sunset magazine ( has announced the participation of the Washington State Wine Commission at Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast 2011. "Savor is all about making food and wine discoveries, and if there's one wine region that shares the Central Coast's skyrocketing wine quality and quantity-as well as serious ‘yum factor'-it's Washington state," said Sara Schneider, Sunset wine editor. "We are excited to welcome Washington State as our guest wine region this year and to experience the exchange of ideas and good will that happens when winemakers from different regions come together."

Known for producing world-class wines that deliver extraordinary value, Washington State is the second largest wine producer in the United States, with more than 700 wineries and over 40,000 vineyard acres. Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast will feature more than two dozen Washington State wines showcasing its wonderful diversity. "We are truly honored that Sunset has chosen Washington State as the featured guest region for SAVOR the Central Coast," said Chris Stone, Deputy Director of the Washington State Wine Commission.

Sunset magazine has partnered with the San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau to launch Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast. For more event information and ticketing, visit www. or call 800?768?6653. Become a fan on Facebook:, or follow us on Twitter (@SavorCC). Ticket proceeds and sponsorships are considered donations to the San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Convention Bureau, a 501 c 6 non?profit tourism organization promoting San Luis Obispo County.

About the Washington State Wine Commission

The Washington State Wine Commission represents every winery and wine grape grower in Washington State, promoting the industry regionally, nationally, and internationally. For more information on Washington State wine, please visit or contact Ryan Pennington at (206) 326-5752 or Follow Washington State wine on Facebook at or on Twitter at @winecommission.

About Sunset magazine
Sunset magazine is the premier guide to life in the West, covering the newest and best ideas in Western home design and landscaping, food and entertaining, and regional travel in 13 Western states. Sunset and are part of the lifestyle group of magazines and websites published by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group.

About the San Luis Obispo Visitors & Conference Bureau
The San Luis Obispo County Visitors and Conference Bureau promotes San Luis Obispo County through advertising, marketing, public relations and group sales. Its member base is comprised of over 500 tourism industry-related businesses including lodging properties, restaurants, wineries, golf courses and retail stores. For more information on the VCB, please visit or contact Molly Morrison Cano at (805) 781-2531 or