Stomp, slurp, and celebrate! It’s almost Harvest Wine Weekend in Paso Robles Wine Country, and more than 100 events are unfolding across the region. Sure, there are plenty of places you can do your sipping and swirling, but these select spots are offering more than your average wine tasting experience (expect food, live music, open houses, galore). Don’t waste another second lamenting over summer’s passing. The coming vintage is almost here! Let’s spend Harvest Wine Weekend toasting to all the hard work that goes into the bottles we love.
A Stomping Good Time at Opolo
When: Oct. 20-21, 5:30-10:00pm
What: Known for great times and award winning wines, Opolo is located on picturesque Vineyard Drive. Day-to-day, you can enjoy a wide range of experiences at Opolo, from tours and cheese pairings, varied flight options and Pairings on the Patio to The Distillery at Opolo. As you might have already expected, this hilltop hot spot is pulling out allthe stops for Harvest Wine Weekend. Roll up your pants and get ready to stomp those grapes! In between grape stomping, folk dancing, and (of course) fabulous Opolo wine, you will be treated to Opolo’s finest food. The menu will include whole roasted lamb, Sarma, chicken and all the extras. Wow. These folks truly know how to eat! Click here to get your tickets now.
Chill Out and Carve at Chronic Cellars
When: Oct. 2-22, 11:00am-5:30pm
What: Time to mellow out. With a laid back outdoor billiards table, chill tasting room attendants, and a fun lounge feel, Chronic Cellars is the perfect setting for that relaxed weekend getaway before the holidays truly begin. This Harvest Wine Weekend, expect a truly “bomb” pairing, indeed: All weekend, the winery will pair delicious freshly crushed juice with cheese from Vivant Fine Cheese. On Saturday, enjoy wine pulled straight from the barrel, then take on a game of corn hole, can jam, or horse shoes. The best part? The whole family can join in the fun at Chronic Cellars with complimentary pumpkin carving on Saturday and Sunday while supplies last. Who knew getting in on all fall fun could be so effortless and easy? Click here to learn more.
Savor Fall’s Bounty at JUSTIN
When: Oct. 21-22, 11:00am-3:00pm
What: You probably already know that JUSTIN is ground zero for legendary Paso Robles reds savored in a swank setting. This Harvest Wine Weekend, dive into a truly sumptuous experience with live music and barbecue sandwiches made the gourmet way. Looking for more to dig your teeth into? The weekend will also include a special wine paired dinner prepared by the award winning culinary team of The Restaurant at JUSTIN. The evening will consist of a 30-minute welcome reception with passed appetizers followed by a four-course dinner served with JUSTIN wine, including ISOSCELES. Tickets are extremely limited, so if you want in, click here now.
Underground Indulgence at Eberle
When: Oct. 21, 10:00am-6:00pm
What: If you’ve never explored Eberle Winery’s 17,000 square feet of wine caves, fall is the perfect time to go underground! If you’re looking for classic Paso Robles fun in a truly comfortable and unique setting, Eberle is your place to be this Harvest Wine Weekend. Marcy, Gary and friends will be crafting wood-fired pizzas with a donation requested for the Paso Robles Children’s Museum. Swing to live Music by Route 66 and snag an impressive 40% discount for military or law enforcement personnel. Psst! You can bring Fido, too! Dogs, wine, pizza, and tunes—what more could you ask for? Click here to learn more.
Cupcakes and Wine, Anyone?
When: Oct. 21-22, 11:00am-4:00pm
What: No, you aren’t dreaming! This is—I kid you not—a real life pairing that’ll be happening this Harvest Wine Weekend at Harmony Cellars, not far from Paso Robles Wine Country. Take in the ocean breezes at this unique, coastal tasting room, overlooking the quaint village known as Harmony, Ca. What’s in store for the weekend? Savor cupcakes bursting with some of your favorite autumn ingredients paired with award winning wines. No reservations required! Click here for more information.
This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.
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