September ushers in harvest season in Paso Robles Wine Country. For many wine lovers, it’s the best time of year to visit as winemakers begin crafting their next great vintage during California Wine Month. This statewide, month-long celebration of our signature beverage offers a variety of special events, tastings, and hands-on activities for a total wine immersion experience!
Learn about vineyard practices, indulge in winemaker dinners and become a wine aficionado at informative seminars. California Wine Month in Paso Robles offers a taste of the history, language, and process of winemaking. Participating wineries will be pulling out all the stops with exclusive wine deals and tours, delicious wine and food pairings, arts and crafts, and live music
Book your stay with us during the month of September and you’ll be treated to a fabulous pairing of local wine and cheeses.
The Perfect Pair — A Wine & Gourmet Cheese Experience
Schedule your arrival date September 1 through October 31, 2017, and mention Promo Code “WINE17” when booking to take advantage of this special package that includes:
- 1 Night Executive Guest Room Accommodations
- 1 Bottle of Le Vigne 2013 Petite Sirah
- 4 oz of Tome Pilota Natural Onetik Cheese
- 2 Complimentary Wine Stems
- 1 Complimentary Wine Key
- Complimentary Tasting Tickets for 2
Package rates as follows are for arrival dates through October 31, 2017. All rates are based on accommodations for 2:
- $149 Sunday through Thursday
- $179 Friday and Saturday
- $209 for Special Event and Holiday Weekends.
Click here to book your stay with The Perfect Pair promotion.
Contact your favorite Paso Robles winery to learn more about their exciting events, activities, and offers during California Wine Month. Here are a few fun ideas to get you started:
HIGHWAY 46 WEST WINERIES HARVEST BLOCK PARTY | Sept. 2nd, 6:30-9 pm | Dark Star Cellars
Join the wineries of Highway 46 West for their annual 2017 Harvest Block Party. This casual, “mini-wine festival” celebrates California Wine Month with great grub and rockin’ live music to dance the night away! Member wineries that will be pouring at this popular event include Peachy Canyon, Tooth & Nail, Sextant, Castoro and more! All attendees must be 21 years of age or older, please no pets.
$46 per person. Tickets are available online or by visiting Dark Star Cellars.
20TH ANNUAL TASTE OF DOWNTOWN | Sept. 16th, 11 am-4 pm | Downtown City Park
Join over 35 Paso Robles restaurants, wineries, sweet shops, and coffee houses at this annual event that features tasty samples, Arte de Tiza Chalk Art and a disc-spinning DJ. Experience the savoriness of what downtown Paso Robles has to offer as merchants open their doors for one-on-one sampling. It’s is a great chance to get re-acquainted with downtown Paso Robles or discover what you’ve been missing.
$25 per person. For tickets, contact the Paso Robles Main Street Association, 805.238.4103.
WHALE ROCK MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL | Sept. 16-17 | Castoro Cellars
Formerly know as “Beaverstock,” Castoro Cellars’ 5th annual music festival offers two days of wine, art, yoga, food, and live music featuring performances on two stages. Headliners include Micheal Franti & Spearhead, Jamestown Revival, The Motet, Turkuaz, Las Cafeteras, Hot Buttered Rum, The Suffers, and more!
Paso Robles winemaking pioneers Niels and Bimmer Udsen, originally founded the festival to support the local arts and their community. Over the years, attendance has increased greatly and in 2016, it hit a record attendance of 4,000.
Proceeds from the fest are donated to charities and non-profits that support the local community. This year, the contributions will go to both the Templeton Education Foundation and the Templeton High School Band. The Udsens are proud to say that contributions to date total more than $50,000!
Click here for tickets and a complete line-up of musical acts performing at the 2017 Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival.
HALTER RANCH | Excursion Tour
Take in the views and history of Paso Robles Wine Country with a three-hour excursion through the vineyards of Halter Ranch. Awarded “Best Vineyard Experience” by Sunset Magazine, the tour navigates the historic ranch in a restored 1984 Land Rover Defender 110. You’ll see all 281 acres of vineyards, the pond, and wildlife corridors. Take in the view from Lion’s Ridge — the highest point in the vineyard — stop under the famed Ancestor Tree where you’ll taste the current vintage of Estate Reserve Ancestor.
After the property tour, you’ll continue on to Halter Ranch’s state-of-the-art gravity flow winery, where you’ll be guided through the winemaking process. Monday-Thursday tours will end with a tasting of their current release wines in the main Tasting Room. Friday-Sunday tours will end in the Member Lounge where you’ll enjoy a private tasting of current release wines.
$45 per person, $35 Wine Club Members. Contact Halter Ranch to confirm availability and reserve a space, or book now through CellarPass.
VINA ROBLES WINERY | Wine and Food Flight and Six-Pack Special
Celebrate California Wine Month with an exclusive wine and food flight, plus a six-pack special every weekend during September at Vina Robles. The winery will be featuring three of their favorite summer wines, served alongside three expertly paired seasonal offerings created by Executive Chef Randal Torres. Visit the Hospitality Center to experience this delicious culinary treat and be sure to take advantage of the California Wine Month six-pack special!
California Wine Month Wine & Food Flight Menu
2016 Sauvignon Blanc – Estate | Roasted Corn Soup
2016 Rosé – Estate | Prosciutto and Melon
?2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – Estate | Mushroom Rigatoni
$20/pp; $15/club members
Available Fridays through Sundays from 11 am-4 pm during the month of September
California Wine Month Six-Pack Special
Save big on any six bottles of your favorite Vina Robles wines during the entire month of September.
20% off retail | 30% off club members
California Wine Special is valid Friday, September 1-Saturday, September 30 on Estate and Reserve list wines. No further discounts apply. Cannot be combined with any other specials.
Celebrate the start of Harvest in Paso Robles Wine Country during California Wine Month this September. Book your stay with us today and remember to use promo code “WINE17” to receive our special package: The Perfect Pair — A Wine & Gourmet Cheese Experience.