Historical Wine Events

Nipomo Trilogy Empty Bowls & Baskets Sunday, October 28, 2012 12 noon – 4:00 pm

Arts & Crafts Sale. Soup, Bread, & Wine Sale. Proceeds benefit Domestic Violence Solutions Shelter in Santa Maria. Location: The Monarch Club, 1645 Trilogy Parkway, Nipomo, CA 93444. Cost: Open to the public and entrance is FREE. Food: There will be hearty soup and bread available for a $5.00 donation and Wine available for a $5.00 donation.

10th anniversary of The J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center October 9th, 2011
Join The J. Lohr family Sunday, October 9th, in celebrating the 10th anniversary of The J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center! Enjoy a day filled with delicious food and wines, winery tours given by Lohr family members, tastings straight from the barrel and a silent auction benefitting The Donna Van Noy Breast Cancer Care Fund.

Harvest Wine Weekend October 21-23, 2011
Come celebrate the vibrant and growing wine region of Paso Robles during Harvest Wine Weekend October 21-23, 2011. This three-day annual celebration is a combination of individual events held at over 140 wineries throughout Paso Robles Wine Country.

During Harvest Wine Weekend, wineries invite you to join them in the vineyard and on the crush pad to experience harvest practices first hand as they work overtime to produce the finest Paso Robles wines.Plan your trip by visiting to search by day, activity or winery. Wineries offer you to attend winemaker dinners, special barrel tastings, harvest demonstrations, special tours, art and live music, and much more. Indulge in the season during the 2011 Harvest Wine Weekend!

Earth Day Food and Wine Festival April 15-17, 2011
Rev up your taste buds for an exceptional celebration at the 5th Annual Earth Day Food & Wine Festival on April 16, 2011. Indulge in unlimited samples of seasonally based dishes, taste from over 150 Central Coast wines, kick up your heels to live music, and visit with farmers who nurture a healthy environment. Held at Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery in Templeton, California, the event is conveniently located on California’s scenic Central Coast.

Appreciate this event’s minimal footprint through the plastic reduction policy, extensive recycling and compost program, solar powered entertainment stage, and countywide shuttle services. Barrel tastings, cooking demonstrations, concerts, and farm tours complement the main festival and take place throughout weekend.

Event proceeds support research, demonstration, and farm worker outreach programs of the Central Coast Vineyard Team, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable winegrowing since 1994.

WINE FESTIVAL May 16 – 18, 2008
The Paso Robles Wine Festival is one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in California with a unique character that makes this Paso Robles wine country’s marquee event of the year.  The event, held annually at the Paso Robles City Park on the third Saturday of May, offers guests the opportunity to taste wines from more than 90 Paso Robles wineries in a beautiful downtown setting.  The weekend begins with the annual Wine Festival Golf Tournament on Friday, followed by the tasting event in the park on Saturday.  The entire weekend is surrounded with individual events at the area’s wineries, including a host of activities on Sunday.  Book your hotel early and visit in February to begin planning your wine festival weekend.

Paso Robles Wine Festival Third weekend in May 2008
The Paso Robles Wine Festival weekend, the third weekend in May, is a perfect time to visit Paso Robles Wine Country. More than 90 area wineries host an array of special events including winemaker dinners, food pairings, seminars, winery tours, special tastings and more. These events can be found at many locations throughout the Paso Robles American Viticulture Area (AVA), California's third largest and fastest growing wine region. For more information

Atascadero Wine Festival June 2008 
Held the 4th full weekend in June at the Atascadero Lake Park. Friday morning kicks off a Golf Tournament at the Championship Golf Course, Chalk Mountain. Friday evening a dinner featuring area chefs and local wines paired to be enjoyed in an exquisite setting of the Sunken Gardens, then Saturday Tasting in the Atascadero Lake Park. Enjoy your favorite wines and explore new ones...the lakeside location is perfect for kicking back and enjoying great wine, gourmet food, and fine art by members of the Atascadero Art Association. Visit More info for upcoming information.

Central Coast Wine Classic July 10-13
The 2008 Central Coast Wine Classic is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, July 10 through 13. The annual Black-Tie Dinner at Hearst Castle will be held Thursday, July 10, and the rare & Fine Wine & Lifestyle Auction will be held at the Host Auction Venue, the Avila Beach Resort, in Avila Beach on Saturday, July 12. The 2007 Central Coast Wine Classic reached and topped the holy grail of charity wine auctions by gaveling over one million dollars in auction bids, thereby placing the annual food and wine extravaganza among the top such auctions in America. The comprehensive food, wine and lifestyle event featured a broad spectrum of activities, including Dinner at Hearst Castle and multiple fine wine-oriented educational symposia, luncheons and winery dinners. The 2008 Twenty-Fourth Annual Central Coast Wine Classic intends to be equally comprehensive and hopefully just as successful.  For tickets, directions and more information.

16th Annual Winemakers' Celebration - Monterey, California Sat - Aug 9, 2008
Join us in Celebrating Monterey’s Wine Country at the Historic Custom House Plaza in downtown Monterey. Taste the world class wines from over 45 Monterey County wineries and boogie to the tunes of the Dennis Murphy Band. Enjoy educational wine seminars, an extraordinary wine auction and local restaurant delicacies.  More info

Harvest Wine Tour Weekend Oct 17 - 19, 2008
Harvest is that special time of year in Paso Robles Wine Country when warm days and cool nights are a buzz with activity.  The vineyards have changed color, blanketing the landscape in red and gold.  Scents of ripened fruit surround you and the echos of celebration from a hard year’s work fill the air.  The harvested fruit is set to begin its transformation into premium Paso Robles wine and you are invited to come celebrate the beginning of the new vintage.  More info..

Annual Harvest Celebration Nov 7-9th, 2008
Our annual Harvest Celebration in beautiful Avila Beach will be held the weekend of November 7-9th, 2008. Tickets will go on sale in July! Enjoy live Jazz music with San Luis Jazz.  Taste food and wine from over 30 different restaurants and wineries 
Participate in our Live and Silent Auctions.  Don't Miss Out!


Baileyana's Winemaker Dinner  
SLO Vintners and restaurants partnered to create unique and festive wine and food experiences.  Gabrielle attended theBaileyana Diner.  She enjoyed breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean at Pelican Point restaurant while celebrating  the release of the new 2006 tangent varietals along with the award winning Grand Firepeak Cuveé wines. Their Roll out The Barrels winery dinner was held on Friday May 4th at 7pm. This one-of-a-kind evening featured both Baileyana and tangent varietals paired with the cuisine of the Pelican Point restaurant in Pismo Beach. Read the article, enjoy the photo gallery and mark your calendar for next year!

This local event was a great opportunity to meet new people and have some yummy snacks and of course the decadence of superb local wines.  I was honored to be a part of it.  You must check out the photo gallery of the event!

The 15th annual Zinfandel Festival
Chef Andres Roman feast  and the refreshing wines made for an exquisite event. 

Cal Poly Wine Festival 2007 
From winemakers, to the photo gallery, and our picks for best wines of the event.  Check out the photo gallery and article of this fabulous light hearted event!  You must make it to this event!  It is just so awesome!  Continued.

Avila Bay Golf Resort, Food and Wine Benefit Gala
Get a glimpse into Past Wine Events.  Photo Galleries.  Descriptions of the wine and food pairings that were served.  The local unique culture and more.

Sylvester Winery Friday evening dinner. 
Concurrent with our new Kiara Reserve release, Sylvester Winery presents our traditional & celebrated fine food dinner buffet featuring: Alaskan King Crab Legs, Fresh Oysters, Jumbo Black Tiger Prawns, Tuna Sashimi, Pates, Home Made Pasta, Roasted Chicago Round, Cannoli, & an array of Artisan Cheese Specialties and other Goodies presented by the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. Get tickets!  Last years event was awesome please read the article!