The 19th annual Zinfandel Festival is taking place in Paso Robles March 18-20, 2011. This event is put on by the Paso Robles Wine Alliance and it is all about Zinfandel wines. Whether you are an avid enthusiast of Zinfandel wines or they are something that you have never tried, this event has something for you. Zinfandel wine has layers of texture and body, revealing a carefully balanced combination of the bold round qualities and bright ripe acidities and Zinfandel wines are deeply rooted in Paso Robles wine history. On Saturday, March 19th there is a Zinfandel Tasting and Wine Country Auction. The auction allows you to take home an amazing wine related prize while helping support organizations in the San Luis Obispo County. On Saturday you will also be able to taste a multitude of Zinfandel wines from the Paso Robles area. You will also be able to have Rex Pickett, the author of Sideways and his new release Vertical sign a copy of one of his books in a meet and greet at the event. There will also be a Chocolate and Port Parlor where you can taste Paso Ports with sweet treats! And, as cigars go best with Zinfandel wines there will be a Plaza Lounge where attendees can enjoy a variety of cigars from Boss Cigars to enhance their Zin Festival experience. Also, throughout the weekend visit the various participating wineries in the Paso Robles Wine Country for a plethora of special tastings, dinner parties, meet-the-winemaker experiences, complimentary barbecues and more. There is something for everyone at this event and I think that learning more about one of Paso Robles' finest wines is always a good experience! To buy tickets or to read more up on the event visit www.pasowine.com. This event is not one to miss!