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Celebrate Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Festival March 18th – 20th

During the upcoming Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Festival, lovers of the varietal will unite in celebration of all things Zin! With each participating winery offering a host of zinfully fun tastings and events. Weekend activities include winemaker dinners, exclusive tastings, seminars and winery and vineyard tours.

Creating your own zinful itinerary? Don’t miss the fun at these participating wineries:

Winemaker Neil Collins


Saturday, March 19th 2016 | Lone Madrone Tasting Room | 7:00 pm

Join winemaker Neil Collins, for an evening of gastronomic delights and sublime wines at our tasting room on Adelaida Road.

We will start the evening with passed appetizers on our scenic patio overlooking the Adelaida Valley. From here we will progress to dinner in the tasting room. An intimate affair catered by Chef Jeffrey Scott. Neil and Jeff have paired each course with wines that complement the food to perfection.

Chef Jeff will spend many days preparing this menus which calls for some traditional slow cooked dishes just bursting with flavor,  Jeff strives to use all local sustainably farmed products.

Please see the menu and food pairings for the evening below.

Tickets: $135 per person – members | $150 per person – guests

To purchase tickets to this event please click here. For more information on this event please call or e-mail Jackie, (805) 238-0845, [email protected]



5800 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Hours: Daily 10:30am – 5:00pm


HammerSky Vineyards

Come visit and relax outside our breathtaking vineyards. A perfect picnic spot to enjoy a glass of wine.

Zinfest weekend events include:

Friday, March 18th – Barrel hammersky vineyard at sunsetSamples
Enjoy the spectacular views as you sample Estate Grown Barrel tastings.

Saturday, March 19th – Indulge in Tasty Treats
12:00 – 3:00pm: Nosh on Doug’s Designer Dogs.
These flame broiled Nathan’s hot dogs will be served up with all the designer trimmings.
5:00 – 6:00pm: Gather round the open firepit for Campfire Smores, roasted to order.

Sunday, March 20th – More Samples!
More Estate Grown Barrel samples in the perfect picnic setting.


7725 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446

(805) 239-0930


Clavo Cellars

This boutique winery located in beautiful downtown Templeton specializes in terroir-driven, single varietal wines.

Zinfest weekend events include:

Friday, March 18th – Zinfandel Clavo-Cellarsflights and Open Mic Night 
6-9pm, no entry fee required:  Wine Specials all evening and complimentary snacks will be served with the purchase of wine. Call the tasting room today to book your 15-minute time slot.

Saturday, March 19th – Live music from Bear Market Riot and Winemaker’s BBQ
Patio Party 11 -6pm, live music 1 – 4pm. Enjoy live music while you barrel taste through some of the winery’s unreleased Zins paired with Zinfandel infused cupcakes made by Little Miss Cupcake!

Sunday, March 20th: Wrap up your Vintage Paso weekend with Clavo Cellars award winning wines in the tasting room. Zinfandel flights for everyone! Tasting room hours: 12-5pm.

Clavo_MobileLogo315 South Main Street, Templeton, CA 93465

(805) 226-0174


Pelletiere Estate Vineyard & Winery

Distinctive Italian style wines, stunning tasting room, breathtaking setting, and passionate crew members, make Pelletiere Estate truly worth the visit.

Zinfest weekend events include:

Friday, March 18th – 2014 Zinfandel Pelletiere-Estate-Winery-Zinfandel_Paso-Robles-WineriesRelease and Pairings
Pairings from 1-4pm, no reservation required. The winery’s second ever Zinfandel vintage and limited production wines will be paired with a different artisan cheese that compliments its flavor and texture.

Saturday, March 19th – Live music and Tasty Bits
Gourmet food from 1:30 – 4:30 pm.
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking surroundings of spring in the vineyard, while enjoying live music by the one and only Marty Paris! Local gourmet food truck, The Pairing Knife, will be on site fixin’ up some tasty bits to enjoy along with a tasting or a glass of Pelletiere’s limited production estate wines.

Sunday, March 20th – Educational Tasting with Winemaker, Amy Butler.
Tasting room open from 11-5pm. 
Enjoy an educational tasting with our winemaker, Amy Butler as she guides you through Pelletiere’s wine making process and their limited production Italian style wines.


3280 Township Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446

(805) 239-9432


Paydirt Wines

Representing the art of discovery, the act of going for broke, and the idea that risking it all brings about the greatest reward.

Paydirt Wines

March 18th – 20th: You want Zinfandel? We got your Zinfandel right here! Throughout the weekend, we’ll be opening up our Reserve Zin, 2014 Zin, and the ever-loved 2013 Zin! Plus all of our Zin blends.

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2323 Tuley Ct, Paso Robles, CA 93446

(805) 369-9391

Riverstar VineyardsRiverstar Vineyard Lawn

Let Riverstar play host to you, your family and friends where you can come for the wine, enjoy the company, and stay for the sunset views.

March 18th – 20th: Indulge in chocolate tastings and cheese pairings with our delicious estate wines all weekend from 11 – 5pm.

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7450 Estrella Road, San Miguel, CA

(805) 467-0086





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