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Wineries celebrate zinfandel this weekend 

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel and Other Wild Wines

Celebrate the region’s heritage grape and more March 14-16

Zinfandel Weekend, Paso Robles, wine countryThe Zinfandel Festival has been re-branded to the new “Vintage Paso: Zinfandel and Other Wild Wines.” It’s going to be March 14-16, 2014. Paso Robles, named Wine Enthusiast’s 2013 Wine Region of the Year, annually pays tribute to its heritage grape variety, welcoming wine lovers to over 120 participating wineries for an abundance of unique events. New in 2014, the name of the festival has been changed to continue focusing on zinfandel but also celebrate the many other diverse varieties grown in Paso Robles Wine Country.

“Vintage Paso: Zinfandel and Other Wild Wines brings three days of lively festivities to Paso Robles Wine Country,” said Jennifer Porter, Executive Director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. “The many unique events are designed to highlight the quality, creativity and variety of wines from our region, showcasing why Paso Robles is Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Region of the Year.”

Vintage Paso Weekend is full of exciting activity options that are as diverse as the wines produced in Paso Robles. Some of the highlights include winemaker dinner in the caves, wine and swine pairings, educational seminars, jazz and wine nights, vineyard art classes and much more!

Wine enthusiasts are encouraged to plan ahead and customize their ideal Paso Robles Wine Country weekend by using the activity search on or requesting a Vintage Paso brochure. Certain activities may require an RSVP. Be sure to visit the fantastic restaurants that Paso Robles has to offer, find the perfect lodging accommodations, and remember to designate a driver or check out one of the many touring companies.

Touring Paso Robles during Vintage Paso weekend is made simple using the mobile version of or the new PasoWineApp. The easy-to-use App connects Paso wine fans to a map of the region, a listing of winery events, restaurant and lodging options and a page to add your favorite wineries or varietals. While touring Paso Robles Wine Country, follow Paso Robles Wine on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and Foursquare for updates on Vintage Paso activities. Use #VintagePaso to share your adventures!

About Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance

The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance represents wineries, growers and businesses in Paso Robles Wine Country, California’s third largest wine region that encompasses more than 32,000 vineyard acres and 200 wineries. For more information, visit

The new edition of SLO Visitor’s Guide magazine is now available at locations throughout SLO County and online at



About the author: Reporter Meagan Friberg

Meagan Friberg is a reporter for the Paso Robles Daily News and A-Town Daily News.