Yes. Due to Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) regulations, all guests must be over the age of 21. IDs will be checked at the entrance. No babies, no strollers.
No. Although adorable, due to Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations, all guests must be over the age of 21.
No. Although also adorable, event health code regulations, dogs are not allowed in the Paso Robles Event Center. Downtown City Park. This applies to other pets as well, including but not limited to cats, parrots, rabbits, etc. Licensed service animals are welcome.
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
The following will not be permitted at the event:
No one under 21 years of age, no exceptions
There are a limited number of picnic benches near the food vendors, along with plenty of bleachers and a shaded lawn area at the Frontier Stage.
We encourage you to bring low-back chairs and blankets to lie on the grass under the shade sails.
There will be food for purchase from 9 of the best food trucks/restaurants/caterers. Included in your ticket is a $10 voucher to use at any food vendors. Feel free to bring your own picnic lunch and snacks for the day!
Your admission ticket entitles you to 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 500 wines to sample from 100 wineries.
Remember to Sniff, Swirl, Sip, and Spit to maximize your tasting experience.
Spit buckets are provided along with Culligan stations water to drink.
Yes, Culligan Water will provide drinking water for the event.
Please use your wine stem or bring an empty water bottle to fill.
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.
Tickets may be purchased the day of, pending availability, but at an additional $10 per ticket price (Example – G.A. ticket 12 – 4 p.m. would be $199 at the door).
No, all tickets are non-refundable. No exceptions. However, they are transferable to another guest, but only for the current festival year.
God forbid! We expect perfect weather. This is a rain or shine event. The Festival will go on regardless of the weather. No refunds will be given. The Paso Robles sun can be strong- please bring sunscreen and wear a hat.
There is FREE parking for all event-goers in the Main Parking Lot, across from the Paso Robles Event Center, at 2198 Riverside Avenue.
VIP tickets holders have private parking and entry in the VIP Gate which is located on East 21st Street. Please follow the signs and be prepared to show your parking pass.
We encourage attendees to also use local transportation services, Uber, and Lift
There is no cost for parking.
Accessible parking is available in the Main Parking Lot, across from the Paso Robles Event Center, at 2198 Riverside Avenue.
Donate just 4 hours of time!
The success of the Paso Wine Fest 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.
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.
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Wine Festival Questions?
Contact Consumer Marketing Manager, Jennifer Bravo at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance issues a limited number of media credentials for the Grand Tasting events.
Wine Festival Media Inquiries?
Contact Communications Director, Christopher Taranto at Ctaranto@pasowine.com
Wear 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 a picnic and snack to enjoy during the event.
Bring cash/credit card to buy Paso Wine Fest merchandise, hand-crafted goods from the artisan vendors or a delicious lunch or snack from the food vendors.
During the Festival, return found items or look for lost items at the Info booth located next to the merchandise booth. 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.
We make every effort to create a safe environment in the Paso Robles Event Center, including private security and medical staff. If you need any assistance, alert any security guard, EMT, volunteer, or festival staff member. The First-aid area will be located in the Ponderosa Pavilion.