Uncorking Italian History
A day with rockstar women in business and wine education! Enjoy the leisure of being driven around by Uncorked Wine Tours while learning the history of the Dusi Family as well as old world and new world wines with 15C Wine Shop.
Uncorked Wine Tours: Just voted top 5 wine tours in the country by USA Today and one of the first transportation companies in the Paso area specializing in customizable experiences. Uncorked will pick you up from the downtown park and will guide you through your day. 28 lucky tasters will be split up into two groups, one starting their day at J Dusi and the other at 15c Wine Shop. After an hour and a half the groups will switch locations. After each group is done with the first two stops, we’ll meet up at the Benito Dusi Vineyard for dessert and dessert wines.
J Dusi wine tasting experience:
Enjoy a wine tasting flight amongst the vineyard led by winemaker Janell Dusi at her winery J Dusi Wines. Janell is 4th generation whose family immigrated to Paso Robles from Northern Italy in the early 1920’s and have some of the oldest Zinfandel Vineyards planted in Paso Robles, the Benito and the Dante Dusi Vineyard. Janell, being one of the youngest and first in the family to make wines, will be pouring a flight and discussing the family history, the Central Coast, and winemaking.
15c is a wine shop, restaurant and bar located in beautiful downtown Templeton. Ali, a Certified Advanced Sommelier, will lead a tasting of old world wines from the Northern region of Italy where the Dusi family came from. She will discuss the differences in old versus new world wines. This tasting includes your choice of pizza or salad featuring local ingredients with an old world flare.
And to finish the day . .
Benito Dusi Ranch Tasting experience:
Browse the historic Dusi tasting room in the middle of the Benito Dusi Ranch Vineyard planted in 1925 while sipping port style wines, grappa and enjoying some chocolate pairings.