25th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival
From May 18th to May 20th, 2007, the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance will hold its 25th Annual Wine Festival. Few California wine regions have experienced the growth that Paso Robles has over the past few decades. There are now more than 170 resident wineries; 10 times the number there were during the festival’s inaugural year.
On Saturday May 19th, from 1 pm to 5 pm, visitors will be able to sample some of the region’s best wines at a tasting in downtown Paso Robles. 88 wineries will participate in the event this year, which is expected to attract a crowd of about 6,500. This is California’s largest outdoor wine tasting.
Tickets to the festival are $50 and the Silver Pass can be purchased for $75. The latter admits guests an hour earlier than the general public, allowing for a less crowded tasting experience. Tickets for designated drivers and children are $15.
In addition to Saturday’s tasting, the Paso Robles Wine Festival also includes a golf tournament on May 18th, as well as winemakers’ dinners, educational seminars, special tastings, and winery tours.