Once a year Paso Robles toasts our heritage variety, Zinfandel. The 3-day celebration features winery events, a Zin seminar, the Z After Party, and NEW this year – Zinscursion.
Experience an overview of Paso Robles Zinfandels during Zinposium. Zinposium is a unique Zin-focused seminar featuring a panel of five winemakers, tasting you through the heritage grape of Paso Robles. This year’s theme: Old Vine & Wine.
The Z After Party returns to Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend! The evening’s exclamation point is Z After Party, an intimate tasting of Zinfandel and Zinfandel blended wines from 26 of Paso’s Zin specialists. Held at the luxurious Allegretto Vineyard Resort, Zins will be complemented with live music, cheese & charcuterie, and sweet treats. This special tasting is sure to sell out and tickets will not be available at the door. Participating wineries: Allegretto Wines, Ancient Peaks Winery, Barr Estate Winery, Bella Luna Estate Winery, Bovino Vineyards, Calcareous Vineyard, Derby Wine Estates, Glunz Family Winery & Cellars, Castoro Cellars, Graveyard Vineyards, Grey Wolf & Barton Family Wines, Guyomar Wine Cellars, Hunt Cellars, J Dusi Wines, Lone Madrone, Mitchella Vineyard & Winery, Oso Libre Winery, Peachy Canyon Winery, Sextant Wines, Shale Oak Winery, Tackitt Family Vineyards, Thacher Winery, Turley Wine Cellars, Vines on the Marycrest, Zenaida Cellars.
Zinscursion: Old Vine Farming and Blending: This educational experience puts you in the vineyard for a pruning demonstration of nearly 100-year-old vines! Following your farming experience comes a unique opportunity to learn how Turley Wine Cellars blends different lots of Zinfandel to get the best expression of the vineyard in the glass. Both of these experiences are hands-on, so get ready to be a winemaker for a day.
When: Sunday, March 22, 10AM – 12PM
Where: Turley Wine Cellars
Zinscursion: One Iconic Vineyard, Four Iconic Brands: The Dusi Vineyard sits quietly in view from Highway 101, blink and you’ll miss it, but is one of the most iconic vineyards in Paso Robles. Its fruit is highly regarded, yet few are able to make wine from it. At this experience, you will taste wine among these legendary vines from four of Paso’s well-known brands who are the lucky few. This list includes Barton Family Wines, Glunz Family Winery & Cellars, Tobin James Cellars, and the home estate winery, J Dusi Wines.
When: Sunday, March 22, 11AM – 12:30PM
Where: Dusi Vineyard
Wineries: J Dusi Wines, Glunz Family Winery, Grey Wolf, Tobin James Cellars
Zinscursion: Winemaker Luncheon with Steve Anglim: In Paso Robles, we love our unique vineyard sites, and this is no exception. Bovino Vineyards is in the heart of the Paso Robles El Pomar District with 16 varieties planted over 40 acres. With such a large palette of grapes to make wine with, it takes a talented winemaker. Today you will learn more about Bovino Vineyards from their winemaker, Steve Anglim, through a vineyard tour and tasting that culminates with lunch overlooking the vineyard. Steve will showcase wines from Bovino as well as from his own label, Anglim Winery, artfully paired with Bovino’s chef-prepared meal.
When: Sunday, March 22, 11AM – 1PM
Where: Bovino Vineyards