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The Best Wine Tasting Kits & Other Fun At Home Experiences

December 15, 2020

Paso Robles Wine Country consistently pushes the boundaries with the style of wines we create, experiences we offer, and now in a virtual age the way we connect with our fans. Nothing can replace an in-person wine tasting, but many wineries have created new and exciting ways to engage with wine lovers and all from the comfort of your own home. Try your hand at creating your own blend, use wine tasting kits to sample an upcoming wine shipment, throw a virtual tasting party with your friends, create a signature wine country recipe, or DIY  wine cork wreath. No dress code required! #homewithpasowine

Here are a few of our favorites!

Alta Colina Vineyard & Winery

altacolinawine.com | ivey@altacolinawine.com | 805.227.4191

Treat yourself (& your friends) to a real-live tasting of your favorite Alta Colina wines! Your Tasting Kit purchase includes a 4-wine flight delivered to your door with the option to enjoy the wines with a member of our team over a 1-hour Zoom call. Tasting Kit wines rotate seasonally. Here’s how it works: purchase your kit(s) & we’ll get in touch with you to coordinate shipment & your optional Zoom tasting. Want to share with friends? Email ivey@altacolinawine.com to coordinate. Voila!

Booker Vineyard and Winery

bookerwines.com | info@bookerwines.com | 805.237.7367

Booker Mini Wine Tasting Kits To-Go. $80 per kit. Meant to be shared between 2 people. Includes five wines. Enjoy the wines on your own, watch a video tasting through each wine with Winemaker Eric Jensen, or schedule a private zoom tasting experience!

Caliza Winery

calizawinery.com | tastingroom@calizawinery.com | 805.237.1480

Become a winemaker at home! Introducing Caliza’s At-Home Wine Blending Kits to be enjoyed virtually with friends, family, work associates, or any other wine-loving folks. Learn the processes behind blending as one of our winemakers guide you through the ins and outs of putting together your very own wine blend! The home blending kit includes: 1 – 750mL bottle of our 2017 Azimuth wine, 3 – 375mL bottles of sample wines for blending (1 – Grenache, 1 – Syrah, 1 – Mourvèdre), 1 – empty 375mL bottle for your final blend, 1 – pipette and 1 – 250mL beaker for measuring. Get set to learn from some of the best wine blenders in the business! In this offering, we will be looking to craft your very own GSM blend (Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre). We have included a bottle of our flagship Rhône blend Azimuth for your enjoyment before, during, or after the experience as well as to compare to your own creation. Our first Virtual Blending Experience will be on New Year’s Eve, December 31st at 3pm PST and we will have limited spots available. Additional virtual seminars will be scheduled monthly. Want to schedule your own private Virtual Blending Experience? Reach out to our team at tastingroom@calizawinery.com to book your own private Virtual Wine Blending event.

Caliza Winery

calizawinery.com | tastingroom@calizawinery.com | 805.237.1480

Introducing Caliza At-Home Wine Tasting sample packs to be enjoyed virtually with friends and one of our talented wine educators. Our At-Home Virtual Tasting packs include five 2-ounce bottles of select Caliza wines, a map of the Estate vineyard, tasting notes and wine club info, along with exclusive offers, and the opportunity to set up a virtual tasting with one of our team members all for only $35 per pack, plus sales tax and shipping! Upgrade your At-Home Virtual Tasting experience with the addition of a cheese plate with five unique kinds of cheese expertly paired to each wine. The At-Home Virtual Wine Tasting, plus accompanying cheese pairing is yours for only $80 per pack, plus sales tax and shipping! Contact us in advance to schedule your Virtual Tasting appointment or once you have placed your order, we will contact you to schedule your Virtual Tasting experience via Zoom with one of the Caliza personalities! There is no requirement to taste with us and you can choose the self-guided route, but you never know, you might just get the winemaker himself as your host! Consider including friends and family in this Virtual Tasting Experience? What a great and safe way to connect with those both locally and far away for a fun and wine educational experience.

CASS Winery

casswines.com | events@casswines.com | 805.239.1730×111

Sip & Paint Virtual Experience Paint with local artists from the comfort of your own home. CASS will send everything you need for your personal art studio, including a bottle of wine of course! Create your own masterpiece with a live painting demonstration via Zoom. Each Sip & Paint Kit includes an easel, canvas, paint + brushes, and a select bottle of CASS Wine. The perfect gift for a significant other or a crafty soul! Contact our Public Events Manager at events@casswines.com or 805.239.1730 x111 for availability and pricing.

Cloak & Dagger

cloakanddaggerwines.com | theconspirator@cloakanddaggerwines.com | 310.877.0210

What is in the Black Box?
The box contains shredded official documents. Nestled in the documents are five vials. Each of the five vials contains an individual size taste of a delicious Cloak & Dagger wine.
At this time, the Black Box is available for pick up only at The Tasting Room. 
The price of the Black Box is $20 and includes a secret code for a 20% off and $1 shipping offer. If you are unable to visit the tasting room but would like to take advantage of the discount offer, e-mail theconspirator@cloakanddaggerwines.com and request the code. We will run your request up the chain of command…

Clos Solène

clossolene.com| tastings@clossolene.com | 805.239.7769

The Private Virtual Tasting, The Virtual Wine & Cheese Pairing, or The Terroir Tour Experience with Guillaume, Owner/Winemaker. Go on a sensory journey, enjoying four of our wines expertly paired with four amazing kinds of cheese. Guided by one of our estate hosts, you will learn about our wines, winemaking practices, as well as the art of pairing. The virtual wine & cheese pairing is for two people and includes a two oz bottle for each wine.

  • New 2020 Rosé (61% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre , 17% Cinsault & 2% Syrah)
  • 2018 Fleur de Solène (53% Syrah, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon & 20% Grenache)
  • 2018 Harmonie (70% Grenache, 16% Syrah & 14% Mourvèdre)
  • 2018 Hommage à nos Pairs Reserve (95% Syrah, 3% Viognier & 2% Grenache)
  • “Guillaume’s Selection” a fifth bonus pour of owner & winemaker Guillaume Fabre’s choice (not paired)

An hour-long reunion that will wake up your palate and mind, and is sure to satisfy your expectations. After ordering, please email tasting@clossolene.com to schedule your experience.

Derby Wine Estates

derbywineestates.com | inquire@derbywineestates.com | 805.238.6300

Movie Night Kit! We’ll send you with popcorn, candy, and your favorite bottle of Derby wine to enjoy while you cozy up on the couch for a nice evening in… all you have to do is pick the movie!

Epoch Estate Wines

epochwines.com | tastingroom@epochwines.com | 805.237.7575

Take-Home Tasting Kits, Virtual Tastings, and Virtual Tours.

We’re now offering two different Tasting Kits for your enjoyment! Our Current Pours Tasting Kit is a selection of 5 wines we would have poured for you in the Tasting Room during simpler times. Out Featured Tasting Kit is a selection of 5 wines that you may have gotten to enjoy in our Tasting Room – these kits will be a rotating line-up of our smaller production wines. Each kit includes 2 etched wine glasses and costs $80. These cute mini bottles include enough for 2 people to taste. Should you want some Epoch company during this experience, a private Virtual Tasting is complimentary!  Upon purchasing this package, we would reach out to you to arrange the pickup and schedule the Virtual Tasting (if that is a route you would like to take).  If you would prefer to enjoy your tasting at your leisure, you will have access to a prerecorded video to walk you through your wines and the Epoch story! While we wish you were enjoying these wines with us at the Tasting Room, we hope you enjoy this line-up in the comforts of your home, vacation rental, backyard, or wherever the day may take you!

Four Lanterns Winery

fourlanternswinery.com | jackie@fourlanternswinery.com | 805.226.5955

For our virtual ZOOM or pre-recorded tasting, we send you a tasting kit that includes a flight of 5 wines, in labeled 2 oz bottles. Your tasting kit also includes information sheets on each of the wines with a section for taking notes during the tasting. We provide some information about our winery, the wine club, and a postcard with a coupon code should you want to purchase any wines after the tasting.

Gelfand Vineyards

gelfandvineyards.com | info@gvdvwines.com | 805.835.2002

At Home Holiday Blendfest Bundle! Bring The Gelfand Vineyards Blendfest to Your Home for the Holidays. Share the spirit of the holidays with the fun of creating your own Gelfand SFR blend! Home Blendfest package includes: (1) Bottle of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (to blend) (1) Bottle of the 2018 Syrah (to blend) (1) Bottle of the 2018 Zinfandel (to blend) (1) Bottle of the 2018 Petite Sirah (to blend) (1) Bottle of the 2018 SFR (to compare and share!) (1) Measuring Cylinder to measure the wine! (4) Notecards to record your creations and select your favorite!

Grey Wolf Cellars & Barton Family Wines

bartonfamilywines.com | hayli@greywolfcellars.com | 805.237.0771

To-go tasting kits. Pair with to-go cheese & charcuterie, mac & cheese, weekly offerings, or our take & bake dinners (weekends only)!

Harmony Cellars

harmonycellars.com | info@harmonycellars.com | 805.927.1625

Back by popular demand and just in time for holiday gifting! Give a tasting of (6) Harmony wines TO GO! This is the perfect stay at home activity and can be enjoyed solo or virtually with friends. Wine Tasting Kit contains (6) 2-oz. bottles of wine along with instructions, tasting notes, and food pairings. Wine included in the kit (2 whites, 4 reds): Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Repertoire, Cabernet Sauvignon, Robusto (Super Tuscan), and Petite Sirah.

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

jlohr.com/athomewithjlohr | dmarucs@jlohr.com | 408.918.2195

This holiday season we invite you to #ShareTheLohr and enjoy fun wine-centric activities At Home.
DIY – Create a DIY Cork Wreath or a Wine Bottle Candle-  try these easy and festive ways to turn your J. Lohr cork collection or empty wine bottle into the perfect holiday and home decor. Make one for yourself and one to share with a favorite wine-loving friend.
Virtual Experiences– Looking to connect, over wine, with family and friends, or colleagues and associates? Or perhaps you just miss wine tasting and want to sample along with a friendly, expert host. J. Lohr’s curated virtual tastings are live private video sessions led by a knowledgeable J. Lohr Hospitality Team member. Sit back, sip, and explore our portfolio from the comfort of your homes with an expert guide.
Zoom Backgrounds-  Miss stopping by our J. Lohr Wine Centers or strolling alongside the vineyards? Until you can visit next time, add a little piece of J. Lohr to your next Zoom meeting.
Recipes- We love seeing what everyone has been cooking up lately! At J. Lohr, we’re all about tasty new dishes that combine simple ingredients and “perfect pairings” for elevating your at-home dining experience. Keep us posted on your own menu tonight and which J. Lohr wine you’ve paired it with – tag us @JLohrWines.

Law Estate Wines

lawestatewines.com | info@lawestatewines.com | 805.226.9200

We have hand-selected a 4-pack of vintage and future wines with each bottle wrapped to hide their identities! Deductively taste these wines in a virtual series with Winemaker, Philipp Pfunder and Hospitality Director, Addie Pitts. This package includes a Blind Tasting Booklet with helpful information to help identify each wine. The wines will be revealed one by one, LIVE on Zoom! No peeking!

McPrice Myers Wines

mcpricemyers.com | malia@mcpricemyers.com | 805.237.1245

The Taste at Home Kit contains five 50 mL bottles to taste from the comfort of your own home and get to know your favorite McPrice Myers wines – including a library wine! Club members receive their discount on this kit.  Each kit includes one mini bottle of: 2019 Beautiful Earth White Wine, 2018 Beautiful Earth Red Wine, 2018 Fait Accompli, 2018 Paper Street Red Wine, 2010 L’Ange Rouge plus Tasting Notes for each wine.

Schedule a complimentary virtual tasting and we’ll walk you through these wines!  Get your friends to join in and have a Zoom party! Guests who place at least a $75 wine purchase within two weeks of receiving the Taste at Home Kit will receive a credit on their order for the kit purchase (please reach out to us to place your order).

MCV Wines

mcvwines.com | teresa@mcvwines.com | 805.712.4647
Wine Tastings kits, chocolate or cheese pairings kits, mulled wine bomb kits, craft, and wine kits, wine tasting kit + 1 bottle of our 1105.

Mitchella Vineyard & Winery

mitchella.com | angela@mitchella.com | 805.239.8555
Our Tasting To-Go Box is a fun experience that combines a wine tasting flight and cheese pairing that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, tent, hiking trail, or… Each adorable box of joy contains six 1-ounce vials of wine, with an optional cheese pairing.

ONX Wines

onxwines.com | home@onxwines.com | (805)434-5607

ONX at Home is a remote wine lifestyle that provides people with inspirational wine experiences by bringing the wine country to their door in an era of the increasing need for connection. Join us for a private virtual tasting! Order your kit and book today.

This Private Virtual Tasting Experience is by appointment, and your tasting kit will ship to arrive within a short time before your scheduled date to ensure the freshest wine possible.

Conference in just yourself or with multiple participating households. The tasting kit will contain an ideal quantity of wine for one person to enjoy a tasting as well as additional fun tasting materials. This tasting experience will last approximately 45 minutes to one hour and your ONX host will go into depth about the wines and the stories behind them, as well as walk you through the senses you use to taste and suggested food pairings on your request.

pasorobleswinemerchant.com | info@pasorobleswinemerchant.com | 805.369.1056

“Taste of Paso” wine tasting kit includes 2oz bottles of 5 different Paso Robles Wines. Choose from 8 different wines available, $20 per tasting kit. Receive 10% off any bottle in our shop with the purchase of the tasting kit.

Robert Hall Winery

roberthallwinery.com/Tasting-Room/Visit-Us | tastingroom@roberthallwinery.com | 805.239.1616

Two fun experiences!

  1. Wine tasting kit (10 oz. wine total) designed for 2 people. Contains 5 award-winning varietals. $10/members, $30/non-members. Pick-up at the winery only. Everyday from 10am-5pm.
  2. Food and Wine Pairing Kit for 2 people: $75 Non-Club | $50 Club Members This pairing kit for two includes five Cavern Select tastings expertly paired with five seasonal dishes. Available Wednesday- Sunday from 10 AM- 4 PM Please allow 1 hour prior to pick up.  MENU 2017 CAVERN SELECT ZINFANDEL paired with Crostini with a hazelnut spread and a dollop of our Zinfandel and berry preserves sprinkled with sea salt on a bed of fresh arugula tossed in EVO. 2018 CAVERN SELECT SYRAH paired with Cold Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon Salad with massaged rainbow kale, cucumber & local goat cheese. Tossed in a lemon dressing & topped with fresh dill. 2018 CAVERN SELECT GSM paired with Mini Braised Pork Shank with house-made berry & GSM glaze. 2017 CAVERN SELECT CABERNET SAUVIGNON paired with Lamb Sausage Kabob served on warm garlic naan with curry tzatziki. 2018 CAVERN SELECT CHARDONNAY paired with Apple Crumble made with local, organic apples in a warm caramel filling, topped with a crisp, rolled oat crust, and finished with Negranti Creamery vanilla bean ice cream.

TH Estate Wines

What: In an effort to stay connected during these difficult times, we are excited to announce that we are now offering virtual tasting kits! These make great gifts or a fun thing for you to do while hunkered down at home.
Our Virtual Reserve Kit accommodates a tasting for two people with four of our current release wines and tasting cards for each of the wines. It also includes a virtual tasting hosted by one of our talented staff. You will receive 100mL of the 2018 The 46 Reserve, 5 Blocks Reserve, The Hedge Reserve, and L’envol. Shipping is inclusive for CA and $15 flat rate 2-Day Air elsewhere. Take Home Tasting Kits are also available for pick up! To order please call the tasting room at 805-238-2083.

We also do corporate events and private zooms for that special occasion! If you are looking to do something fun with your staff or friends, please reach out to the tasting room at 805-238-2083 and we can schedule and process your event for you.

thestatewines.com | info@thestatewines.com | 805.238.2083

Zenaida Cellars

zenaidacellars.com | info@zenaidacellars.com | 805.227.0382

Zenaida Cellars at Home, providing a Unique Personal Wine Tasting Experience…Virtually. Virtual Tastings can be on your own or a Virtual Gathering with co-workers, friends, or family. Each Tasting Sample Bundle includes a generous tasting sample of wine for one person’s tasting. Three easy steps to your Personal Virtual Tasting Experience:

#1. Coordinate your Private Virtual Tasting group: a personal tasting for you alone, a group of family, friends, or co-workers gathering virtually.

#2. Email or call our Zenaida Cellars Private Tasting Hosts to see available appointment dates and make arrangements for shipping.

#3. Purchase your Private Tasting Bundles and have a wonderful Virtual Tasting Experience with Zenaida Cellars Tasting at Home.