April 9-21 The Pebble Beach Food and Wine event brings together 250 of the most prestigious wineries and 75 distinguished celebrity chefs for four days of continuous enjoyment. Each year, the celebration boasts the cream of the crop hosting culinary demonstrations, gala dinners and wine tastings. Chefs such as Tyler Florence, Guy Fieri and Hubert Keller have astounded guests with cooking demos. Master sommeliers from around the world conduct wine tastings, such as blind tastings where world-renowned wine connoisseurs are blindfolded and must name what they taste. Witness the amazing accuracy of these sommeliers as they name not only the type of wine, but also where it originates. For more information, visit www.pbfw.com or call 866-907-3663.
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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