Paso Robles Wine Country Announces California Grand Tasting Tour Schedule
Marquee Tasting Events Set to Showcase 30+ Paso Robles Wineries in
San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco

Paso Robles, CA (January 10, 2013) Paso Robles Wine Country, one of the nation's premier wine regions, announced today its schedule of events for the 2013 Paso Robles Wine Country Grand Tasting Tour. Over 30 winemakers from California's third largest wine producing region will visit San Diego (February 25 – 26), Los Angeles (February 27 – 28) and San Francisco (April 10 – 11) showcasing their award-winning and nationally acclaimed wines.

Each city visit begins with multiple winemaker dinners and wine retailer tastings then culminates on day-two with a trade/media experience and ticketed tasting event for the public. The Grand Tasting will feature more than 30 wineries sampling their current vintage wines. Cheese and charcuterie will be presented by Peacock Cheese Company (San Diego and Los Angeles) to complement this Paso Robles wine experience.

"The region is excited to showcase the wines of Paso Robles in these marquee cities," said Christopher Taranto, Communications Director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. "In 2013 our focus is California, reconnecting with our most ardent fans and turning on some new followers with the latest and best that Paso has to offer."

The complete schedule of events for the Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour is as follows:

San Diego
February 25, 2013
Winemaker Dinners at various San Diego restaurants (TBA)

February 26, 2013
Paso Robles Grand Tasting
Corky McMillin Events Center, Liberty Station
2875 Dewey Road, San Diego
1 - 2 p.m. – Wine Seminar (Trade/Media Only)
2 - 4:30 p.m. – Trade/Media Tasting
6 - 8:30 p.m. – Public Tasting ($60 per person)

Los Angeles
February 27, 2013
Winemaker Dinners at various LA restaurants (TBA)

February 28, 2013
Paso Robles Grand Tasting
The BookBindery
8919 Lindblade Street, Culver City
1 - 2 p.m. – Wine Seminar (Trade/Media Only)
2 - 4:30 p.m. – Trade/Media Tasting
6 - 8:30 p.m. – Public Tasting ($65 per person)

San Francisco
April 10, 2013
Winemaker Dinners at various San Francisco restaurants (TBA)

April 11, 2013
Paso Robles Grand Tasting
The Bently Reserve
301 Battery Street, San Francisco
1 - 2 p.m. – Wine Seminar (Trade/Media Only)
2 - 4:30 p.m. – Trade/Media Tasting
6 - 8:30 p.m. – Public Tasting ($65 per person)

The 2013 Grand Tasting Tour is the region's 9th annual tour dedicated to bringing the Paso Robles Wine Country experience into top cities across the nation. Admission sales for the public events begin Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Trade/Media are encouraged to contact the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance for invitation.

For more information, or to purchase Grand Tasting Tour admission, please visit www.pasowine.com.

ABOUT PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance represents wineries, growers and businesses in Paso Robles Wine Country. Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country is California’s third largest wine region. It encompasses more than 26,000 vineyard acres and 270 wineries. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com.