Wine Fest in Paso Robles is Coming! May 17-19, 2013

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by Krista Scarbrough

Here in Paso, we take winemaking pretty seriously. In fact, we hold a festival every year to honor our grapes and the wines they create. We call it simply: Wine Festival. This year will be our 31st Annual Wine Festival, May 17 - 19 - a time to unwind and enjoy the finest food and wine Paso Robles Wine Country has to offer. 

More than 40 wineries offer one wine within the categories of Reserve, Library, White/Rosé or Futures during the Friday, May 17 Reserve Event and Auction from 3:30 - 6 p.m. in the Downtown City Park. Bid on select wines at the Auction, as select wineries offer a premium taste of Paso Robles in this creative spin on a silent auction, with the top five bidders for each wine receiving a case! Auction wineries include:

Start Saturday, May 18 with the fun and educational Winemaker Seminar from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Park Ballroom.  Following the seminar, more than 40 wineries will showcase their wines alongside culinary samplings during the Grand Tasting from 12 - 4 p.m. in the Downtown City Park. New this year, wineries will be organized into five "regions" for tasting: Bordeaux, Rhône, Zinfandel, Burgundy and Other Wild Wines for your tasting pleasure.

A variety of Wine Festival ticket options are available to suit your tastes:

RESERVE Ticket - $125*

  • RESERVE - Friday, May 17, 3:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Premium Grand Tasting admission - Saturday, May 18, 12 - 4 p.m.

Premium Ticket - $75

  • Grand Tasting Early Admission - Saturday, May 18, 12 - 4 p.m.

Locals Only Ticket - $40* (purchase by April 30th)

  • Grand Tasting - Saturday, May 18, 1 - 4 p.m.

Festival Ticket - $55

  • Grand Tasting - Saturday, May 18, 1 - 4 p.m.

Designated Driver/Child Ticket - $15

  • Admission to the Paso Robles City Park - Saturday, May 18, 12 - 4 p.m.

Winemaker Seminar Ticket - $20*  

  • Winemaker Seminar - Saturday, May 18, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Admission to Grand Tasting sold separately

*Advance purchase only

Explore beyond the Park at more than 130 winery events including winemaker dinners, live music, barrel samplings and more! Wineries with Festival Fan next to their name in the online Event Brochure offer specials to Grand Tasting ticketholders. Keep your ticket in hand throughout the weekend to take advantage of these great offers.  

Visit for more event details and to purchase your tickets today! 

Krista Scarbrough is the Consumer Engagement Coordinator for the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, a non-profit marketing association for area wineries and associated businesses. Follow @PasoRoblesWine on Facebook and Twitter for the latest Paso Robles Wine Country happenings.