January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4 Hosted by Il Cortile Ristorante, The Reverse Wine Dinner series will be held every Wednesday through March 4and each week will feature a new local winery. Diners will select a wine from the featured producer’s selection of the night and head chef Carole MacDonal will then “reverse” the order and create a three-course meal to accompany the selected bottle. The cost is $40 a person plus the cost of the wine. Reservations can be made by visiting www.IlCortileRistorante.com or calling (805) 226-0300. Il Cortile Ristorante, 608 12th St., Paso Robles, CA 93446, 805-226-0300.
May 14-17 The 33rd Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival is four days packed with activities for wine lovers. The event commences with a variety of winemaker dinners on opening night, and the proceeding day guests can partake in the RESERVE event where select wineries will provide tastings of wines from their Library, Reserve, White/Rose and Futures. There is also a winemaker seminar and a grand tasting, where wineries are grouped by region to enhance attendees’ tasting experience. Throughout the festival, there will also be gourmet dishes to enjoy. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com
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.-7 p.m. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com.
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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