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What’s New with Vintage Paso: The 2019 Festival

Paso Robles and Zinfandel wine have a long history that’s blossomed into a beautiful love story. As Paso’s first wine, Zinfandel has been here since the beginning—before the national recognition, and before the impressive titles. Beginning March 15th, we’d like to raise a glass to our region’s first wine with the celebration of Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend. Over the course of three days, explore more than 100-weekend activities ranging from winemaker dinners and barrel tastings to artisanal food pairings and live music. Experience small town charm while drinking in world-class wine at some of our favorite events of the weekend, highlighted below.


Before you spend three days drinking in Paso’s best Zinfandels, learn more about this jammy wine at the Zinposium Seminar on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Paso Robles Inn ballroom.  This is a unique Zin-focused seminar featuring a panel of winemakers, in which you’ll taste through the heritage grape of Paso Robles at this Zin-focused seminar. This year, our panel of winemakers includes Janell Dusi of J Dusi Wines, David Young of Minassian-Young Vineyards, Doug Beckett of Peachy Canyon Winery, and Brennan Stover of Turley Wine Cellars. Once you’re done hearing from there experts, you’ll be a Zinfandel expert yourself!

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After the Zinposium Seminar, you’ll have time to stroll around Downtown Paso Robles or sit down for a nice dinner at one of the town’s many farm-to-table restaurants, located just across the street from the Paso Robles Inn. But don’t wander too far, because the Z After Party kicks off at 8:00 p.m. in the Paso Robles Inn Ballroom. Enjoy live music, a wide selection of desserts, and a special walk-around Zinfandel tasting featuring 24 Paso wineries, complemented by a fantastic selection of desserts and live jazz music by Darrell Voss Trio.


If you’d like to take some time to sit back and relax before getting caught up in the whirlwind of this wine tasting weekend, then this is the perfect event for you. Join us on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Park Cinemas in Downtown Paso Robles for an exclusive SLO Film Festival Screening of Dina Mande’s film, Tin City. This will be the world premiere of the highly anticipated documentary that centers around the rebellious, creative winemakers, brew and cider masters and distillers working in the Tin City makers market of Paso Robles.

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These events are just the tip of the iceberg! For an exhaustive list of the many fun happenings of Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend, click here.

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