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Ep 95: Paso Wine in the Rhone Valley

February 29, 2024

Where Wine Takes You – Episode Highlights 

In this episode of Where Wine Takes You (WWTY), we’re embarking on an enchanting journey to France’s Rhône Valley aboard an epic 7-night cruise with Cork and Cruise. Join us for an unforgettable adventure with Turtle Rock Vineyards August 1-8, 2024, along with special guests RIISE Wine and Hawks Hill Ranch Winery, as well as your WWTY host, Adam Montiel.

Esteemed producers Don Burns (Turtle Rock), Juan Mercado (RIISE), and Kit Kuyper (Hawks Hill) will be your hosts on this remarkable voyage, with daily stops at charming historic vineyard towns, exquisitely paired dinners, and intimate tastings of some of the finest wines in the world. WWTY host Adam Montiel will be there every step of the way to ensure your journey is filled with laughter, learning, and unforgettable moments.

Turtle Rock Vineyards, nestled in sunny Paso Robles, California, is the cornerstone of this voyage, founded by Don and Claudia Burns. With a commitment to sustainability and a knack for crafting exceptional wines like their acclaimed 2019 G2 Syrah, Turtle Rock Vineyards sets the stage for an extraordinary wine experience.

Juan Mercado, the visionary behind RIISE Wine, brings his expertise from Napa Valley to Paso Robles, producing world-class Rhone varietal and Tempranillo-based wines. With winemaker Anthony Yount, RIISE wines are a testament to Paso Robles’ growing reputation in the wine world.

Meanwhile, Hawks Hill Ranch Winery, situated in the Adelaida District AVA, offers a unique vineyard experience amid the picturesque hills of Paso Robles. With a focus on premium fruit and family heritage, Hawks Hill Ranch has become a sought-after destination for wine lovers and growers alike.

As we explore the charming cities of Provence, indulge in culinary delights, and uncover the rich history of the region, this journey promises to awaken your senses and ignite your passion for wine and adventure.

For any all info on our cruise to France in August – visit CorkandCruise.com

For our Travel Paso spotlight, join us as we discover the Paso Robles Distillery Trail, the only distillery trail in California boasting over a dozen members crafting world-class craft spirits. As you immerse yourself in the world of fine wines and spirits, don’t miss the opportunity to explore Paso Robles’ vibrant distillery scene. Thank you to Travel Paso for providing this spotlight.


🎟️ Paso Wine Fest Tickets Now Available!

Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in the Paso Wine Fest on Saturday, May 18, at the Paso Robles Event Center. With over 100 wineries and delectable food offerings, this event grows each year. Visit [www.pasowinefest.com](www.pasowinefest.com) for more details and secure your spot at this extraordinary celebration of Paso wine.

Join us on this remarkable journey in the world of wine, where every sip tells a story and every guest brings a unique perspective. Cheers to where wine takes you! 🍷 #WhereWineTakesYou #PasoWineFest 

Where Wine Takes You is executive produced by Paso Wine.

Get the new Paso Wine App in your smartphone’s app store. It’s free, there are zero ‘in-app’ purchases or upsells, and it’s a great resource before you make your next trip out. Let’s say you want a pet-friendly place that’s got live music and is open on Thursdays, the app can narrow down and filter anything you need. Get it HERE

For the latest in Paso Robles Wine Country, check out PasoWine.com and follow them on Instagram @PasoWine.

You can also check out Travel Paso HERE, and at TravelPaso.com

WWTY is recorded, edited, produced, and hosted by Adam Montiel. Follow Adam on Instagram @AdamOnTheAir.

Original music on WWTY, “Good Company”, performed by Moonshiner Collective.

You can listen to Adam’s new daily topical podcast called Up+Adam with Adam Montiel wherever you hear WWTY, check it out HERE and learn more at AdamMontiel.com

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