Wine History Project Events

We work with local museums, galleries, archives, and wineries to organize events throughout the county.

Please check the calendar for other wine and agriculture events in the county.

Our thanks to Dwyne Willis and Steve Bland
for making SLO Provisions available.

Upcoming Events


Past Events

An Evening Of History & Wine – Featuring EPOCH Estate Wines | October 21st

We’re partnering with the Paso Robles History Museum to launch a brand new event series, “An Evening of History & Wine,” starting on October 21st. This first event features EPOCH Estate Wines. Join us as we explore the history of York Mountain and enjoy EPOCH Estate Wines. During this event, you’ll meet resident historian, Jenna Martinez, and winemaker Jordan Fiorentini.

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Paderewski Festival | November 4-6

The Paderewski Festival is a four-day music festival held annually in November celebrating Paso Robles’ rich heritage and its most famous resident Ignacy Jan Paderewski – virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker. Concerts featuring world renown talent, exhibits, lectures, master classes and film screenings are accompanied by wine tastings and tours of local vineyards. A youth piano competition, recital and student cultural exchange with Poland additionally honor Paderewski’s legacy.

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Now That’s Italian!

Café Roma opened its doors in San Luis Obispo in May of 1980 with Maria Rosa and Joseph Rizzo. They married in Italy in 1961 and owned restaurants in both Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada before calling SLO their home. Here is their story of how family and food came together to create a restaurant that has been a part of the San Luis Obispo community for nearly 40 years.

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Bread, It’s Been Around for Ages

As we learned in the Wine History Project’s Food History event in February, bread in a variety of forms has been a main food staple since the beginning of civilization. “Breaking bread” is a phrase we all can relate to. Whether it is a religious ritual, a family meal, or symbolic gesture, bread has been a part of civilized life for at least 8000 years.

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Grassy Bar Oyster Company

George Trevelyan has been working with shellfish for more than 20 years. He founded his company, Grassy Bar Oyster Company, in 2009 and soon will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary. The company name describes the intertidal-mudflat sites of oyster beds in the back bay just off Morro Bay. Historically the oyster beds were fringed with eelgrass, but that is now disappearing. George shared with us the long history of growing oysters in Morro Bay and his personal experiences.

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Harvesting Seaweed

February 2018: Phil Tillman gave two talks – one on the Chinese families who settled along the Estero Bluffs on up into Cambria where they harvested and dried a specific light green seaweed and another on the environmental destruction caused by Navy Bean in Arroyo Grande.

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