Paso Robles Wine Festival
4-DAY CELEBRATION OF PASO WINE May 14 – 17, 2020
WHERE SMALL TOWN CHARM MEETS WORLD-CLASS WINE
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- Winery Events
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The 38th Annual Wine Festival kicks-off Thursday, May 14 with a selection of Winemaker Dinners at area restaurants.
On Friday, May 15, select wineries feature their Library, Reserve, White/Rosé, and Futures complemented by fresh and local gourmet bites at the RESERVE Event.
Start your morning on Saturday, May 16 with a fun and educational Winemaker Seminar.
Following the seminar, more than 70 wineries come together in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park to showcase their wines during the Grand Tasting. Wineries at the Grand Tasting will be arranged by “regions” for a seamless and focused tasting experience: Bordeaux-style, Rhône-style, Zinfandel, Burgundian-style, Italian varieties and Other Wild Wines for your tasting pleasure.
Visit Participating Wineries
Travel beyond the Park to enjoy wine tasting, seminars, mouthwatering BBQs, live music, winemaker dinners, and more! Click on the View Events button below to see all that’s going on.View Events >
FAQDo I have to be 21?+
Yes. Due to Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) regulations, all guests must be over the age of 21. IDs will be checked at the entrance.Can I bring my baby?+
No. Although adorable, due to Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations, all guests must be over the age of 21.Can I bring my dog?+
No. Although also adorable, due to both city and event health code regulations, dogs are not allowed in the Downtown City Park. This applies to other pets as well, including but not limited to cats, parrots, rabbits, etc. Licensed service animals are welcome.What can I bring to the festival?+
Picnic baskets and soft coolers with food and snacks. No hard coolers. All bags and coolers will be inspected before entering the event.
Non-alcoholic beverages in sealed containers. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed on premises – no exceptions!
Empty water bottle
Low rise chairs
The following will not be permitted at the event:
No one under 21 years of age, no exceptions
No umbrellasIs there seating?+
There are a limited number of picnic benches and chairs, but certainly not enough for all festival goers.
We encourage you to bring low back chairs and blankets to lie on the grass under the shade sails.Are there food vendors where I can purchase a meal or a snack?+
No, inside the event there will only be food samples provided by area restaurants and caterers.
Feel free to bring your own picnic lunch and snacks for the day.How many wines can I taste?+
Your admission ticket entitles you unlimited wine tasting privileges. You will also be given a commemorative wine glass. Wines samples are 1 to 1 ½ ounces. There will be over 300 wines to sample.
Remember to Sniff, Swirl, Sip, and Spit to maximize your tasting experience.
Spit buckets are provided along with Culligan water to drink.Will there be water?+
Yes, Culligan Water will provide drinking water for the event.
Water will be in 5G dispensers, so please use your wine stem or bring an empty water bottle to fill.I love the wines! Can I buy a bottle at the event to take home?+
No. It is actually illegal for wineries to fulfill wine orders off-premise at such tasting events. Click here to view the ABC statute. However, many wineries do take orders at the event and can ship the wine to you.Can I buy tickets day-of?+
Tickets may be purchased day of pending availability, but at an additional $10 per ticket price (example – Festival 1 – 4 p.m. would be $80 at the door).My plans changed, can I get a refund?+
No, all tickets are non-refundable. No exceptions. However, they are transferable to another guest, but only for the current festival year.What if it rains?+
God forbid! We expect perfect weather. This is a rain or shine event. The Festival will go on regardless of the weather. If it looks like rain, bring an umbrella! No refunds will be given. The Paso Robles sun can be strong- please bring sunscreen and wear a hat.Where do I park?+
You are welcome to park in any legal parking space in Paso Robles, but the town will be pretty packed for the festival.
We encourage attendees to park and ride using the Wine Fest shuttle.
Location 1: Paso Robles Event Center- 2198 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446
There is no cost for parking.Where is accessible parking?+
Accessible parking is available at the following locations:
1) Pine Street between 11th and 12th Streets (limited availability)
2) City Hall parking lot- Entry at 10th Street between Spring and Park Streets.Where is the shuttle?+
Shuttle service runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shuttles depart from:
Run by SLO Safe Ride
Paso Robles Event Center- 2198 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Shuttles drop passengers off at 13th and Park Street, one block north of event entrance.How can I volunteer?+
Donate just 4 hours of time and receive a FREE ticket!
Paso Robles Wine Country presents the 37th Annual Wine Festival, May 14 – 17. The success of Wine Festival is dependent upon the support of generous volunteers like you!
We appreciate our volunteers and recognize the important role they play in the success of the festival. Upon completion of your shift, volunteers that donate four (4) hours of their time will be given a FREE General Admission 1 – 4 p.m. ticket to enjoy the Grand Tasting ($70 value!).
Only a limited number of volunteers will be accepted for each shift time, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Volunteers will be notified via email shortly following submission if preferred times are available.
Wine Festival Questions?
Contact Consumer Marketing Manager, Jennifer Bravo at firstname.lastname@example.orgHow do I get media credentials?+
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance issues a limited number of media credentials for the RESERVE and Grand Tasting events.
Wine Festival Media Inquiries?
Contact Communications Director, Christopher Taranto at Ctaranto@pasowine.comTips for a fun time+
Where comfortable shoes. Most of the event is on grass, which can get tricky in stilettos.
Bring a hat and wear sunscreen.
Bring chairs or a blanket to spread out on the grass to take a break, listen to the bands and enjoy the beautiful park.
Bring some cash to buy merchandise from the artisan vendors or a delicious lunch or snack from the restaurants along the park.Lost & Found+
During the Festival, return found items or look for lost items at the Info booth located in the center of the park in from of Carnegie Library. After the Festival, email email@example.com to inquire about lost items. Valuables will be held for 30 days and then donated to a local charity. The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance will not be held liable for any unclaimed items.Safety & Medical+
We make every effort to create a safe environment in the Downtown Park, including public and private security and medical staff. If you need any assistance, alert any security guard, Paso Robles police officer, EMT, volunteer or festival staff member.
Thank You to Our 2020 Paso Robles Wine Festival Sponsors!
For 38 years, the Paso Robles Wine Festival has brought new and returning guests to Paso Robles each May to experience the best of wine country. From intimate to large events, we offer something for everyone and every sponsor.
Please join us for the festivities next May 14 – 17, 2020!
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 38th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival. We are happy to create custom sponsorship packages that will meet your needs.
Contact Consumer Marketing Manager, Jennifer Bravo at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss sponsorship.
Please use the links above to purchase tickets. ALL TICKET HOLDERS MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE; ID will be required to enter. All tickets sold separately. Although adorable, pets are not allowed at the event. All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. Service fees are included in ticket prices above.