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Spring Release: Dinner Series

Throughout the month of March we feature a Winemaker Dinner Series. Three winemaker dinners at three restaurants. This series showcases the culinary diversity of Paso Robles alongside the distinctly different wines of the region. Each restaurant will be paired with four different winemakers who will share their wines and story. If you make it to every dinner in March, that’s up to 12 different wineries that you have the opportunity to meet and taste.

Thursday, March 9 | in bloom 

Founded in 2022 by restaurateurs Chris & Nicole Haisma, in bloom celebrates PasoRobles’ food and wine culture by collaborating with local farms and purveyors. Executive Chef Kenny Seliger and Executive Sous Chef Ron Frazier take the now-classic Californian menu and give it a clever and modern update at in bloom.

On March 9, in bloom welcomes three of California’s top winemakers to collaborate for a special and memorable dinner. The room will be lively and energetic as Cris Cherry (MAHA Estate | Villa Creek Cellars), Justin Smith (Saxum Vineyards), and Don Burns (Turtle Rock Vineyards) take over the dining room (and house turntable) to showcase their incredible lineup of wines paired with a 6-course tasting menu created by chef Kenny.

When: Thursday, March 9 | 6:30 PM
Where: in bloom
Wineries: Saxum, Turtle Rock, MAHA | Villa Creek

Thursday, March 23 | Thomas Hill Organics

New owners, Michael and Lisa Espy, are both classically trained in the culinary arts and carry on a tradition of sourcing from local farms and purveyors. The focus is on organically or sustainably raised and cultivated produce and proteins. This true farm-to-table restaurant changes its menu seasonally, reflecting the availability of the ingredients which come masterfully together into creative and fresh entrees meant to be paired with wines from the local vineyards. This evening features four wineries that share much of the same ethos as the restaurant, AmByth Estate, Bon Niche Cellars, Lone Madrone,  kukkula.

When:  Thursday, March 23 | 6:00 PM
Where: Thomas Hill Organics
Wineries: AmByth Estate, Bon Niche Cellars, Lone Madrone, kukkula


Wednesday, March 29 | Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ

Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ says all it needs to in its name. This is wine country comfort food meant to go with the fruit-forward delicious wines from Paso Robles Wine Country. Proprietors Kathleen and Chef Jeffry Wiesinger created a space for locals and visitors alike to enjoy great barbecues made and inspired by the BBQ tradition of the best smokehouses in the USA. Chef’s in-house, dry-rubbed smoked premium meats, and scratch-made sauces, along with a selection of traditional sides and small plates create a mouthwatering experience that is complemented by Paso Robles wine. At this dinner, wineries from the downtown winery district come to the table to share their craft, including Bushong Vintage Co., Indigene Cellars, Serial, Sea Shell Cellars

When:  Wednesday, March 29 | 6:30 PM
Where: Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ
Wineries: Bushong Vintage Co., Indigené Cellars, Serial Wines, Sea Shell Cellars