BlendFest on the Coast to return Feb. 20
BlendFest on the Coast features Paso Robles wines
–The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, in conjunction with Visit Cambria, Visit San Simeon, and the California Highway 1 Discovery Route recently announced the return of BlendFest on the Coast. On February 20, the Second Annual BlendFest on the Coast will showcase the wines of 30 Paso Robles wineries held behind the closed gates of the Hearst property, at a San Simeon warehouse that housed Hearst’s extensive art collections.
BlendFest on the Coast includes a partnership with Cambria and San Simeon lodging properties, offering discounted Stay & Save BlendFest on the Coast tickets. In 2015, the inaugural event sold out early, so wine enthusiasts are encouraged to book their accommodationssoon. Ticket information can be found here – www.pasowine.com/events/blend-fest-tickets.php.
BlendFest features two sessions, including an Afternoon Tasting from 1 – 3 p.m., and a Sunset Tasting from 4 – 6:30 p.m.
San Simeon and Cambria hotel guests will receive discounted admission with their hotel stay at participating lodging properties by booking their stay directly with the hotel. By booking directly, guests are given an access key to unlock the special ticket pricing. Participating hotels can be found here – www.pasowine.com/events/blend-fest-lodging.php.
“The complement, or blend of wine country and the coast makes our region a very unique place and we are delighted to share this throughout the weekend at BlendFest on the Coast,” said Jennifer Porter, Executive Director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. “The success of the 2015 event led us to expand the opportunities with a Winemaker Dinner on the Friday evening and a Blending Seminar and lunch on Sunday.”
New in 2016, BlendFest on the Coast offers two limited seating events. On Friday, February 19, multiple Paso Robles winemakers will pair their wines with the cuisine of Cambria’s Centrally Grown restaurant. On Sunday, February 21, four Paso Robles winemakers come together at Harmony Cellars for a unique, team environment, Blending Seminar. Complete with a competition for best blend and lunch, this is set to be a memorable experience.
Proceeds from BlendFest on the Coast on Saturday, February 20, go to non-profit organizations, including Friends of Hearst Castle.
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