Harvest marks the end of the growing season and social importance of this event makes it the focus of many seasonal celebrations. For the central coast of California, such an event is the Harvest Wine Weekend in Paso Robles. The 2013 Harvest Wine Weekend will take place October 18 – 20, with more than 130 participating wineries. This is an opportunity for wine enthusiasts and novices alike, to enjoy the fruits of the winemakers’ labor and taste the new vintages. Paso Robles is idyllic at this time of year with grape leaves changing colors and expected temperatures in the mid to high 70s.
Many wineries will have special tastings, live music, winemaker dinners and much more. However, some wineries are getting creative in 2013, bringing new and different activities, educational opportunities and hands-on fun for Harvest Wine Weekend.
Below are the events planned by some of our favorite wineries.
J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES
6169 Airport Road, Paso Robles
FRIDAY: Join in on the fun of a Cahoots-style lobster feed. Enjoy lobster, prawns, corn on the cob,
artichokes and much more! Select J. Lohr wines will be poured. Reservations required. 6:30 p.m.
$85/pp; $75/Club members.
SATURDAY: Club members and their guests receive VIP treatment in an exclusive tented area. Library
wines, barrel samples, snacks and music will be available between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Complimentary, but
SUNDAY: Enjoy pulled pork sandwiches, salad and dessert by Killereatz with a glass of select J. Lohr
wine in a tented area. Served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Reservations recommended. $22.50/pp; $20/
2815 Live Oak Road, Paso Robles
FRIDAY – SUNDAY: Come enjoy the harvest spirit of L’Aventure at our Harvest Wine Weekend open
house where we will be showing our 100% estate grown 2011 vintage. You will experience the spirit
of L’Aventure first hand through our winemaker Stephan Asseo’s Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah/Petit
Verdot Paso blends, Optimus and Estate Cuvée. Visit us and enjoy Paso Robles’s adventurous spirit
materialized in world class, balanced red blends.
JUSTIN VINEYARDS & WINERY
11680 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles
FRIDAY – SUNDAY: Come taste our Cabernet Sauvignons and Bordeaux blends artfully paired with
cheeses from local cheese maker, Central Coast Creamery. Stop by Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to meet
award-winning cheese maker, Reggie Jones. Lunch available Friday – Saturday, brunch Sunday. Call for
Saturday dinner reservations.