October 16-18 Enjoy the 2015 Harvest Wine Weekend in the Paso Robles Wine Country when wineries open their doors for guests to experience their busiest and most exciting time of the year. Wineries welcome guests into their tasting rooms and onto their stomping pads to learn the different tales that each swirl and sip tells about the personalities of wine country. This three-day weekend includes winemaker dinners, special vintage tastings, tours of the vineyards, grape stomps and blending seminars. For the latest information on participating wineries and events, visit www.pasowine.com/events/harvest.php
November 5-7 Travel to Paso Robles for the fifth Garagiste Festival. Attend seminars by wine experts and makers such as Madeline Puckette. Her seminar "Exploring the Aroma Wheel" will give guests an opportunity to discover specific wine aromas and their place of origin. Other notable seminar figures include Central Coast winemakers Ryan Pease of Paix Sur Terre and Mikael Sigouin of Kaena Wine Company, and Stewart MeLennan of Golden Triangle. Plus, take part in a five-course winemaker dinner and tastings of more than 200 wines from over 50 “garagiste” vintners. Note that seminars are only available in the VIP Package. For more ticket information, visit the Garagiste Wine Festival event page
November 6-8 Enjoy a wine-filled weekend at Harvest on the Coast as it celebrates 25 years. The anniversary starts with a collaborative winemaker's dinner for guests on Friday. Saturday's Grand Tasting and Wine Auction features tastings, live music, artisanal foods and a broad selection of items to bid on, such as rare vinos, culinary treats, silent auction items and SLO Wine Country destination experiences. End the weekend by participating in the free "Go Coastal" samples event with the two-in-one grand tasting ticket on Sunday. Visit tasting rooms around SLO Wine Country in between many smaller events taking place throughout the weekend. For details and ticket information, visit the Harvest on the Coast event page on the SLO Wine Country official website
Saturdays & Sundays On Saturday and Sunday afternoons enjoy Tolosa Winery's special tasting flights, where visitors to the Heritage Room can four wines paired with four gourmet cheeses from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $18 for Wine Club members; $23 all others. Reservations suggested. For more information, call 805-782-0500 or visit www.tolosawinery.com. Tolosa Winery, 4910 Edna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-782-0500.
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