BlendFest on the Coast Returns in 2020
January 09, 2020
Paso Robles, Calif.—The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance (PRWCA), in conjunction with Visit Cambria, Visit San Simeon, and the California Highway 1 Discovery Route announce the return of BlendFest on the Coast. Set for February 20-23, 2020, this fifth installment of BlendFest on the Coast will showcase the wines of 40 Paso Robles wineries at a new location, Oceanpoint Ranch in Cambria. This limited audience event has been in high demand in previous years, so wine enthusiasts are encouraged to book their accommodations and tickets early to avoid missing out. 2020 BlendFest on the Coast has expanded to offer new opportunities to taste the blended wines of Paso Robles throughout the four-days at one-of-a-kind venues and activities, including winemaker dinners, coastal excursions, blending seminar, and the Sunset Grand Tasting. Ticket information can be found at www.pasowine.com/events/blendfest-on-the-coast.
Festivities for BlendFest on the Coast weekend kick-off with winemaker dinners on Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21. Beginning Thursday, February 20 Oceanpoint Ranch hosts a dinner with five Paso Robles wineries with a tasting menu by their Executive Chef Adam Measurall. Then on Friday, February 21, Cambria restaurant Indigo Moon showcases the wines of seven Paso Robles winemakers paired with a special menu of their modern American cuisine. Also, on Friday, February 21, Hearst Ranch Winery will pair their wines with the cuisine of Chef Santos MacDonal of The Truck at one of the most unique locations along the coast. Prices vary at $110-$120 for the dinners and tickets can be purchased at www.pasowine.com/events/blendfest-on-the-coast.
Sunset Grand Tasting
On Saturday, February 22, BlendFest on the Coast will feature the Sunset Grand Tasting (3-6 p.m.). This outdoor tasting brings together 40 different wineries, pouring up to 90 wines and accompanied by small bites from the Oceanpoint Ranch Canteen. Big Sirs of Swing will provide the soundtrack as guest sip and savor on the Sundance Lawn of Oceanpoint Ranch, with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. Tickets for the Sunset Grand Tasting begin at $45 for the early bird general admission ticket, up to $70 for the VIP ticket. Early bird pricing ends on January 10, 2020. A complete list of ticket levels are detailed on www.pasowine.com/events/blendfest-on-the-coast.
Blending Seminar by the Coast takes place on Saturday, February 22 (11 a.m.- 1 p.m.) at Cavalier Oceanfront Resort in San Simeon. This seminar invites wine enthusiasts to try their hand at making the perfect blend with three of Paso’s finest winemakers. Guests will learn the philosophy of blending and then compete for the best blend. Lunch follows with the winemakers and their finished wines. A seat for Blending Seminar by the Coast is $50 per person and can be purchased at www.pasowine.com/events/blendfest-on-the-coast.
New for 2020, these excursions combine wine enthusiasts’ love of the outdoors, art, history, and education into three experiences over two-days. Beginning Friday, February 21, art and history buffs can visit the Piedras Blancas Light Station in San Simeon for a guided tour followed by a paint and sip with Art Social 805. On Saturday, February 22, Derby Wine Estates hosts an unmatched tasting experience at one of the most unique and picturesque coastal vineyards in California. Guests enjoy an educational vineyard experience while sipping wines from the Derbyshire Vineyard in San Simeon. Also, on Saturday, February 22, outdoorsy types are invited to join Hearst Ranch Winery for a guided hike out to San Simeon Point. Learn about the background and ecosystem of this historic trail, then return to the Hearst Ranch Winery tasting room to taste their award-winning wines. Tickets for all Coastal Excursions range from $30-$50 and can be purchased at www.pasowine.com/events/blendfest-on-the-coast.
More information and tickets for all events can be found on www.pasowine.com/events/blendfest-on-the-coast. Early bird discounting for the Sunset Grand Tasting ends on January 10, 2020. The Sunset Grand Tasting is an outdoor tasting.
ABOUT PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY ALLIANCE
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance is the official trade and marketing organization that represents wineries, growers, and businesses in the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area. Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country encompasses more than 40,000 vineyard acres and 200 wineries. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com.