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The Best Spring Wine Festivals and Events in Paso Robles

The Best Spring Wine Festivals and Events in Paso Robles

Revel in the flavor of spring! From bud break in the vineyard to wildflower-strewn hills, Paso Robles Wine Country is the best place to enjoy spring wine festivals, events and more. With rolling greenery and lush vineyards galore, this picturesque region offers a technicolor tapestry of unforgettable spring wine experiences.

From lively gatherings infused with delectable food and wine pairings to intimate behind-the-scenes tours, exhibits and workshops, Paso Robles Wine Country offers an array of captivating spring events that celebrate the essence of the season. This March-May 2024, experience the sun, celebration and promise of delicious discovery: Welcome to the ultimate guide to springtime in Paso Robles Wine Country.

Ongoing Events

Music and Food Trucks at Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden

Select Saturdays and Sundays I 10AM-5PM
Location: Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden I 5015 Linne Rd. Paso Robles, CA 93446
Type: Wine tasting / food trucks / picnic
Event: Enjoy the perfect spring picnic at Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden in Paso Robles. With a lovely grassy lawn, weekend food trucks and regular Songwriters at Play live music offerings, there’s no reason to roam far. Sip delicious wines in the garden or rent a gazebo for your best buds. Note: While the winery usually hosts live music every Saturday and Sunday, you’ll want to call ahead to confirm what’s scheduled for that particular weekend. Looking for more great spring picnic spots in Paso Robles? Check out our guide, here.

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Legacy & Aromatic Tastings at Hope Family Wines

Daily I 10AM-5PM
Location: Hope Family Wines I 1585 Live Oak Drive, Paso Robles, CA
Type: Educational seated wine tasting
Event: Enjoy a seasonal, five-wine Legacy Tasting personally selected by iconic Paso Robles winemaker Austin Hope at Austin Hope & Treana Wines Tasting Lounge. An Aromatic Tasting includes an interactive, private, seated experience designed to deepen your awareness between taste and smell. The Austin Hope & Treana Tasting Cellar offers tastings with a casual, fun approach to award winning, world class wines. The spacious, unique tasting areas offer up a blend of eclectic décor, lounge seating and outdoor cabanas overlooking estate vines. Note: Reservations are strongly encouraged as these tastings sell out frequently (you’ll want to allow two hours for each experience). ​​

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DJ Dance Parties at Pappy McGregor’s

March-May I Friday and Saturday nights I 10PM-1AM
Location: Pappy McGregor’s I 1122 Pine St.,Paso Robles, CA
Type: Dance party
Event: Have you checked out Paso Robles’ most energetic nightlife spot? Pappy McGregor’s resident DJs throw an epic 21+ dance party every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm-1am ($5 cover) on the back patio. Enjoy dancing followed by authentic street tacos served from a late-night cart. Feeling the itch to party on a weeknight? Enjoy late night happy hour at Pappy’s every Sunday – Thursday from 9-11 p.m. for discounted drinks, beers and wine.

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‘Sneakeasy’ Backdoor Pass at Eleven Twenty-Two Cocktail Lounge

Friday-Sunday I 6-11PM
Location: Eleven Twenty-Two Cocktail Lounge I 1122 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA (Directly behind Pappy McGregors)
Type: Cocktail lounge
Event: You need no reservation (or secret password) to access Eleven Twenty-Two Cocktail Lounge on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, which are always 100% walk in-only. As you might have guessed, a line usually forms outside of this “hidden” 1930s-style upscale cocktail lounge serving seasonal craft cocktails, classic cocktails, wine, bubbles and beer. Skip the line on Friday or Saturday nights when you purchase a premium “Back Door Pass” to speed your entry. Note: dress code is “business casual” and reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance for non-weekend nights.

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Sundays with the Winemaker at Absolution Cellars

Sundays 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Absolution Cellars Paso Robles location (contact winery for address)
Type: Wine education / hike / dining
Event: Enjoy a day of wine, food and exercise in Paso Robles and Avila Beach. Meet at Absolution Cellars in Paso Robles for a welcome sip, take a drive to the Bob Jones Trailhead, enjoy a brisk 2.6-mile walk to Avila Beach to enjoy oysters with bubbles, wine tasting and pizza at Sinor-LaVallee, then walk back 2.6 miles to the car and drive back to the winery for a special barrel tasting.

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Sunset Hike and Vineyard tour at CASS Winery

Tues-Sat I 4PM
Location: CASS Winery 7350 Linne Rd, Paso Robles, CA
Type: Hike
Event: Enjoy Paso Robles Wine Country from the vantage point of CASS Winery’s 145-acre vineyard. Beginning and ending at the winery’s onsite Geneseo Inn, this Sunset Hike and Vineyard Tour “backstage all-access pass” includes working knowledge of the vineyard, terroir and microclimate as well as landmark experiences of the reservoir, bee hives, apple orchards and olive orchards. The hike ascends through the foothills dusted with wild grasses and dotted with ancient oaks for the perfect sunset selfie. Note: The experience includes a glass of wine with an option to add-on a cheese board for nibbles at check-out.

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Paso Robles Farmers’ Market

Tuesdays I 9:30 AM – noon I Saturdays 9 – 1 PM
Location: Downtown City Park, Paso Robles CA
Type: Farmer’s market
Event: Discover ripe produce, local meats, herbs, baked goods, cheeses, fresh-cut flowers and more at Paso’s celebrated weekly Farmers’ markets. Not only will you meet the farmers behind these tasty offerings—you’ll get your first pick of spring produce, including tender lettuce, fresh citrus and more.

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Light at Sensorio Paso

Thurs-Sat evenings
Location: Light at Sensorio I 4380 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles, CA
Type: Art installation
Event: Bruce Munro: Light at Sen­so­rio, is an immer­sive walk-through out­door exhib­it combining 10,000 flick­er­ing points of light with Paso’s undulating hills. Experience this ethereal inter­sec­tion of art, tech­nol­o­gy and nature during sunset, when the one-of-a-kind sight illuminates to life. New this spring, enjoy two new lighted exhibits designed to spark a renewed sense of wonderment and awe.

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March Events

Iconic CABs of Paso Robles

Mon, Mar 25 I 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Location: Allegretto Vineyard Resort Ballroom Paso Robles I 2700 Buena Vista Dr, Paso Robles, CA
Event: Educational wine tasting / multiple wineries
Event: In Paso Robles, Cab is king. Celebrate the highly prized cabernet sauvignon wines of the Paso Robles CAB Collective at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort. Participating Paso Robles wineries include Allegretto Wines, Brecon Estate, CASS Winery, Chateau Margene, Eberle Winery, Hope Family Wines, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, Opolo Vineyards, Riboli Family Wines and Robert Hall Winery, to name just a few.

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Wine Run at CASS Winery 

Sat, Mar 30 I 9AM – 1 PM
Location: CASS Winery I 7350 Linne Rd, Paso Robles, CA
Type: 5K RunEvent: Work up a sweat with the CASS Wine Run 5K, a fun outdoor event featuring the amazing scenery of CASS Winery in Paso Robles. Afterward, enjoy award-winning wines and cuisine. With registration options for all wine lovers, runners and walkers, this race will be timed and scored. Note: registration includes a T-shirt, wine glass, finisher medal (doubles as a wine coaster), race bib and a pour of excellent CASS wine.

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April Events

Live Music at Still Waters

Wed and Sat nights I 5-7 PM (starting April 27)
Location: Still Waters I 2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles, CA
Type: Wine Tasting / Picnic
Event: Experience the oasis that is Still Waters in Paso Robles. Relax with wine tasting and live music amidst lush gardens. A knowledgeable attendant is on-hand to guide you through each wine (and with over 22 different wines made at Still Waters, there’s a wine for everyone). Hungry? Bring your own picnic to enjoy or purchase a made-to-order cheese plate. Plus, delicious tacos are available for purchase on Saturday nights! Note: Free entry and first glass of wine offered to Still Waters club members. 

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SLO Coast Wine Classic

Sat, Apr 6 I 11:00 AM – Sun, Apr 7 I 1:30 PM
Thousand Hills Ranch I 550 Thousand Hills Rd, Pismo Beach, CA
Type: Wine festival / multiple wineries
Experience the magic of coastal wines at the third annual SLO Coast Wine Classic near Pismo Beach! The main event on Saturday, April 6 features wine seminars moderated by wine writer Matt Kettmann, followed by a regional tasting. On Sunday, April 7, enjoy a lineup of fun sparkling wine and food pairings served by the sea. Note: Learn more about tickets, including a Weekend Full Access Pass, at the SLO Coast Wine website.

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Wine 4 Paws

Sat, Apr 20 – Sun, Apr 21
Various locations
Type: Wine tasting / multiple wineries
Support local furry friends at the 16th annual Wine 4 Paws Weekend in Paso Robles and beyond. Join forces with more than 75 SLO County wineries to raise funds for Woods Humane Society while enjoying incredible Paso Robles flavors. Explore more than 80 wineries, cider and olive oil producers, plus restaurants and hotels across the Central Coast. You can take part by enjoying a beautiful weekend supporting businesses who are donating 10% of their sales to the cause. Note: No need to buy a ticket or pre-register.

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Comparative Tasting at Sixmilebridge

April 27-May 30 (Thurs-Sun only)
Sixmilebridge I 5120 Peachy Canyon Road
Educational tasting
Curious how glassware impacts your perception of wine? The SixmileStems Comparative Tasting tasting utilizes Reidel’s varietal-specific stemware for a more in-depth exploration of the wine in your glass. Head to the winery’s Peachy Canyon tasting room for this educational experience hosted in the Reserve Room. Compare reserve wines and barrel selections with an array of aromatic spice and fruit profiles. Note: The winery limits capacity and assigns a personal wine educator to each party to ensure a comprehensive, unhurried experience.

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Winemaker for the Day: The Art of Blending at Parrish Family Vineyard

Sat April 27 I 10AM – 12:30PM
Parrish Family Vineyard I 3590 Adelaida Road Paso Robles, CA
Type: Blending workshop
Event: Dying to know what it feels like to be a winemaker for the day? Join Parrish Family Vineyard for an exclusive wine blending event where you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn the art of blending directly from experienced winemakers. This hands-on experience will provide insights into the intricate process of creating balanced and harmonious wines. Go for it!

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May Events

Taste of the Back Roads Grand Tasting

Grand Tasting

Sat, May 4 I 4:30-7:30 PM
Rava Wines I 6785 Creston Road Paso Robles, CA
Type: Wine festival / multiple wineries
Event: Join the Back Roads Wineries for a quintessential Paso Wine Country experience at Rava Wines! At Taste of the Back Roads, explore the hidden gems of Paso Robles tucked along the Paso Back Roads Wine Trail. Discover new flavors, meet passionate winemakers and experience your new favorite wines with the annual Grand Tasting. Note: VIP experiences are also available, so be sure to check out the event website for more information.

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Paso Robles Wine Festival

Thurs-Sun May 16-19
Paso Robles Event Center I 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles, CA
Type: Multi-day wine festival / multiple wineries
Paso’s biggest Spring wine event, the Paso Robles Wine Festival holds a cherished place in the hearts of locals and wine travelers alike. Head to this award-winning region for an annual four-day celebration of food, wine and community. Plan to attend the Saturday, May 18th festival Grand Tasting, featuring 115+ wineries, live entertainment, artisans and more. Kick off the weekend with a Thursday, May 16th winemaker dinner hosted at The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar or Thomas Hill Organics and don’t miss the bubbly fun of Sparkling Paso on Friday, May 17 at Paris Valley Road Estate Winery. Throughout this anticipated weekend, enjoy world class Paso Robles wineries, expanded culinary bites and samples, craft spirits, live entertainment and brand experiences (VIP exclusives and early access passes available). Plus, be sure to check out the calendars of Paso’s more than 250 wineries—many local tasting rooms are hosting their own unofficial Paso Robles Wine Festival celebrations!

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Villa San-Juliette Sunday Live Music

Sun, May 12 I Sun May 19 (all day)
Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery I 6385 Cross Canyons Rd, San Miguel, CA
Type: Wine tasting / live music
Event: Spend a lazy Sunday soaking up the sun at Villa San-Juliette’s gorgeous Tuscan-style outdoor tasting patio. Serving delicious Bordeaux wines, also find a refreshed Spring Food Menu available starting March 21! Look for live music and special food options on Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day) as well as Sunday, May 19, capping off Paso Robles Wine Festival Weekend.

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Bovino Vineyards Winemaker Dinner at McPhee’s Grill

Thurs May 16 I 6-9 PM
McPhee’s Grill I 416 S Main Street, Templeton, CA
Type: Winemaker Dinner
Celebrate Paso Robles Wine Festival Weekend with a curated selection of Bovino Vineyards vintages paired with masterful creations from the McPhee’s kitchen in Templeton. The play between winemaker Steve Anglim and the Bovino Estate terroir will be on full display as you journey through an array of mouthwatering pairings.

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Paella Night at Venteux Vineyards

Fri, May 17 I 6 – 8 PM
Venteux Vineyards I 1795 Las Tablas Rd, Templeton, CA
Type: Wine tasting and food / live music
Celebrate Paso Wine Fest weekend with spicy-yummy paella and groovy tunes. Rock out to everyone’s favorite local 60s band, Unfinished Business, while enjoying great Venteux Vineyard Wines. Your ticket includes “welcome wine,” paella and sides, dessert and the live music concert. Plus, grab more wine available by the glass or bottle. Note: Vegetarian paella is available upon request.

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Art of Olive Oil at CASS Winery

Sun, Mar 3, 1 – 3 PM
Location:CASS Winery I 7350 Linne Rd, Paso Robles, CA
Type: Workshop
Event: Learn what the Greeks and Romans knew so well: Olive oil is the food of the Gods! At CASS Winery in Paso Robles, folks can explore The Art of Olive Oil with a workshop encompassing a history lesson, tastings and hands-on opportunities to delve deeper into this locally-grown golden elixir. Note: You may also want to plan to stay for lunch, as Cass Winery is home to a popular sit-down cafe serving gourmet burgers, salads, charcuterie and more. Looking for more Paso Robles wine tasting rooms that serve food? Check out our guide, here.


Spring Wine Event Checklist – What to bring

  • Tickets: Make sure you have your tickets downloaded or printed for speedy entry.
  • Identification: Bring a valid ID, as you may be required to show proof of age to enter the festival or taste wines.
  • Comfortable clothing: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for outdoor activities (plus a jacket for cool evenings). Unless otherwise specified, no need to “dress up” in casual Paso Robles.
  • Sun protection: Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from Paso’s hot sun.
  • Water bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the festival by bringing a refillable water bottle. You’ll be glad you did!
  • Cash: Bring cash for purchasing additional items such as food, merchandise or extra wine tastings. 
  • Portable phone charger: Keep your phone charged to capture memories and navigate (and always download digital maps before you go).
  • Snacks: Bring some light snacks to keep your energy up between wine tastings.
  • Blanket or chairs: A blanket or folding lawn chairs can provide a comfortable seating area for enjoying wine and snacks (be sure to check with the event to ensure this is permitted).
  • Picnic basket: Some tasting rooms allow outside food, so be sure to check before you  go. Want tips on how to pack the perfect Paso picnic? Check out our picnic-packing guide and favorite Paso picnic spots here.
  • Reusable bag or tote: Bring a bag to carry any purchased bottles of wine or other fun souvenirs.
  • Map or festival guide: Familiarize yourself with the layout of the festival / event and plan your wine tasting route. You can also download our detailed Paso Robles Wine Country map, here.
  • Corkscrew: If you plan to buy bottles of wine, bring a corkscrew to open them easily.

NOTE: Remember to check the specific guidelines and rules provided by the festival organizers to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. Lastly—have fun!

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