Friday, January 28, 2011

2011 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience

2011 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience
Vina Robles Winery & Event Center
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Seminar and Luncheon 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Grand Tasting and Silent Auction 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Join the 35+ members of the Paso Robles Chapter of the Rhone Rangers for a day in Paso Robles Wine Country with some of America’s leading producers of Rhone varietals as we explore what makes Paso Robles so ideal for these great grapes and wines. This fun-filled and information-rich day will include:

- "Rhone Essentials" Seminar, moderated by noted Rhone expert and Wine & Spirits Senior Correspondent Patrick Comiskey.
- Vintners' Lunch, hosted by Rhone Rangers principals and winemakers
- Grand Tasting, featuring wines from the complete membership of the Paso Robles Rhone Rangers.
- Silent Auction, to support the Rhone Rangers scholarship fund!

Tickets to the seminar and lunch are just $75, and seminar/lunch attendees will receive free entry into the walk-around tasting. Tickets for the Grand Tasting are just $25. The Grand Tasting is free to qualified trade and media (advance registration is required).

For more information about the day's events, visit

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Constellation Wines.... is the mighty beginning to fall?

Constellation Wines U.S. will be closing the Blackstone production facility and tasting room in Kenwood, California on March 1, having already moved production of Blackstone’s reserve and vineyard designated wines to the  Ravenswood Quarry facility in Sonoma for the 2010 crush.

Employees were notified Tuesday that the facility and tasting room would be closing.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Valentine and Wine

Valentine and Wine

A three-day wine passport event in Ventura County

Come explore the wineries of Ventura County

$45 includes tasting of the wines from the 12 Ventura County Wineries along with food pairings.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

33rd annual Barrel Tasting along the Wine Road

Join us as we celebrate the 33rd annual Barrel Tasting along the Wine Road - Northern Sonoma County 100+ Wineries!

March 5/6 2011

Courtyard Santa Rosa
175 Railroad Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Southwest Airlines
March 5, 2011, Flight 599
Leave Burbank at 7:10am, arrive Oakland 8:20am

March 6, 2011, Flight 2604
Leave Oakland at 7:30 pm, Arrive Burbank 8:35 pm

We will be renting a large van to transport us to the wineries each day. The cost of this is dependent upon how many people attend. (Last year it was about $40 per person)

Contact Tim and let him know if you can make it!

Tickets on sale January 24, 2011 $20 per person