Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Giveaway: Paso Robles Wine Country 2010 Grand Tasting Tour

Attention Sacramento area wine lovers!

Just wanted to let you know about a fabulous wine tasting event that’s coming up next week! Next Tuesday, April 20th, the Paso Robles Wine Country Grand Tasting Tour will be stopping in Sacramento to showcase some of their winemakers’ finest work. From winemaker dinners pairing some of Sacramento’s best restaurants with winemakers from the area, to a Grand Tasting event featuring the best of what this the Paso Robles Wine Country has to offer, this event is definitely not to be missed! The best part is that portion of the proceeds will benefit an organization very near & dear to my Sacramento heart: Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

Here’s the scoop:

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Location: Sacramento Grand Ballroom, 629 J Street, Sacramento
Admission: $45/person in advance; $55/person at the door

To purchase tickets in advance (recommended), click on the following link. And to win tickets, keep reading! :)

Taking place at the elegant Sacramento Grand Ballroom, this event will feature over 150 wines from more than 30 wineries from the Paso Robles area. Appetizers will also be provided. In addition to this amazing tasting event, the following Sacramento restaurants are pairing up with the touring winemakers to offer special menu & wine pairings and give diners the opportunity to meet the winemakers from the Paso Robles wineries.

Participating Restaurants:

Grange Restaurant and Bar
926 J Street, Sacramento
Participating Wineries - Halter Ranch Vineyard, Niner Wine Estates, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Terry Hoage Vineyard, and Vina Robles.

Lounge ON20
1050 20th Street, Suite 100Midtown, Sacramento
Participating Wineries - Clavo Cellars, Derby Wine Estates, Four Vines Winery, and Peachy Canyon Winery.

McCormick and Schmick’sFresh Seafood Restaurant
1111 J Street, Sacramento
Participating Wineries - Clayhouse Wines, Ortman Family Vineyards, STANGER Vineyards, and Treana (Hope Family Wines).

Mulvaney’s B&L
1215 19th Street, Suite 100, Sacramento
Participating Wineries - J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, and Silver Horse Winery (more TBC)

As if all that wasn’t good enough already, there are also a couple smaller tasting events being held at retailers this week, in case you can’t make it to the Grand Tasting:

Retail Tastings – Friday, April 16

Beyond Napa Wine Merchants
2580 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA
Will be sampling Four Vines Winery
Time: 3 -7 p.m.

Nugget Market
157 Main St., Woodland, CA
Will be sampling J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Time: 5 - 7pm

Now for the fun part! PGEW is helping one lucky winner receive a pair of tickets to the Grand Tasting event on Tuesday, April 20th!

To enter, simply comment below with your favorite wine varietal (or blend, if you’re into blended wines…). For extra entries, be sure to tweet about the giveaway on Twitter with the following tweet: Win a pair of tix to the Paso Robles Wine Country Grand Tasting from @PoorGrlEatsWell! (By the way, are you following PGEW yet? If not, do it now! I’ll wait… ;) )

One lucky winner will be selected at random. The contest ends Saturday, April 17th, so be sure to enter today! PLEASE NOTE: Due to the specific location of this event, this contest is only open to those living in Sacramento or surrounding metropolitan areas.

Good luck, everyone!


  1. I prefer red wine. I would say that Merlot is my favorite, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon.


  2. Chelsea Irvine4/14/2010 12:23:00 PM

    I am always partial to Petite Syrah and Primitivo... YUM!! And Paso Robles is one of the areas I have never tried, so this would be totally fun! CHEERS!

  3. My favorite is one I rarely see, Mouvedre, it's soooo delicious! I have to thank my friends Fred and Janis for introducing me to that one!

  4. I like Petit Syrahs. I actually volunteered at this event a few years ago when I was in college in San Diego. It's worth the price to attend!

  5. I love WINE!! Red is my favorite, but on a hot day a chilled glass of dry white is so refreshing! All in all, cabs are my all time favorite!!!

  6. Give me an Old Vine Zinfandel any day!

  7. I love a good Primotivo!!! Yum!

  8. I usually enjoy a Cab Franc.

  9. My favorite red varietal is Barbera... and Young's winery in Plymouth always makes a fantastic Barbera.

    My favorite white varietal is Sauvignon Blanc - goes with virtually everything!

  10. DELICATO-337, brazin are good red and whte would be loradona, and sweet marie.

  11. I'm really liking Malbecs and Barbera right now...and Sangiovese.

  12. My favorite varietal from the Paso robles area is Lagrein which is produced by Tobin James, among others. It's a beautifully balanced red that is usually used as a blending grape. Odd that all of my favorite wines are traditionally blending grapes.



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