May 7 At the Central Coast Cider Festival in Atascadero, more than 20 cider producers from the Central Coast and other parts of California will be present to offer tastings of a variety of ciders. Festivities also include a traditional English pig roast dinner accompanied by live music. For more information, visit the official website. Atascadero Lake Pavilion, 9315 Pismo Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422, no phone.
May 12-14 Join the 2016 International Chardonnay Symposium for an in-depth exploration of the Chardonnay grape and its impact on the wine world. The Symposium features lectures, tastings and dinners, and runs from May 12-14. Find more information on the official website. 2016 International Chardonnay Symposium, 3940-7 Broad St, #301, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-543-2288.
First Saturdays Check out the work of local winemakers, artists, and musicians during the First Saturdays: Wine & the Arts events held on the first Saturday of each month. It takes place in downtown Paso Robles from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. For more information, visit the 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 1 p.m.-5 p.m. $19 for Wine Club members; $29 all others. Reservations suggested. For more information, call 805-782-0500 or visit the official website. Tolosa Winery, 4910 Edna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805-782-0500.
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