October is Harvest Wine Month in Paso Robles
More than 100 Events Planned Throughout the Month of October
In Paso Robles Wine Country, harvest is well underway, and no harvest season is complete without a celebration to recognize a year of hard work toward another memorable vintage. October is Harvest Wine Month in Paso Robles, which features individual harvest celebrations at the area wineries, throughout the month. Harvest happens only once a year, so the events are as unique as the vintage with vineyard tours through the fall colors, winemaker dinners featuring savory autumnal flavors, music events into the cool evenings, and the required frivolity of the sticky grape stomp. These events and more await during Paso Robles Wine Country Harvest Wine Month in October.
In years past, Harvest Wine Weekend was celebrated on the third weekend of October. With harvest being as busy as it is, having an event on a single designated weekend is a challenge. Harvest Wine Month now gives wineries more freedom with events happening all through the month of October. This includes more than 100 different events that Paso Wine fans can plan for around their schedules, midweek or weekends!
Paso Wine fans can search by day, activity, or winery in the online Harvest Wine Month search tool pasowine.com.
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Here are some examples of the festivities. For complete information, including exact dates, times, and locations, see the Calendar of Events or visit pasowine.com.
Grape Stomp & Tacos, Live Music, and Extended Hours
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat taco buffet and grape stomp (October 15) the afternoon away. Tickets include the first glass of wine and tacos as you kick off your shoes and stomp. Throughout the month of October enjoy live music and extended hours at the Cass Café and Tasting Room every Friday and Saturday.
EPOCH Estate Wines:
Chef’s Table Series with Chef Matthew Roberts
Epoch Chefs’ Table experience takes place in their historic barrel room. These intimate wine dinners are on Friday evenings in October and feature five delicious courses paired perfectly with a special selection of Epoch wines. Chef Matthew Roberts walks you through the meal and explains how he selected the locally sourced ingredients in each dish to match the Epoch in your glass.
Fableist: Harvest 2022: Fall Release Party
Fableist knows how to throw a good party. First is the Fall Release Party (October 8) featuring music from Silk Ocean Band and food from the Central Coast Pizza Trolley. Admission is free and Fableist wines are for purchase by the glass or bottle. Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy the festivities. Also, at Fableist is the Pumpkin Carving Party (October 23).
Four Lanterns Winery:
Harvest Month Reserve Wine Tasting Flight
A special Reserve Tasting is on offer all through October at the boutique family-owned brand of Four Lanterns. This special tasting will include their Reserve Merlot, Reserve Syrah, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as a special library wine.
Villa San-Juliette: VSJ 10-Year Anniversary Party
Villa San-Juliette celebrates its 10-year anniversary (October 21) with a special party honoring owners, Ken Warwick and Nigel Lythgoe, for this milestone anniversary filled with library and current release wines, passed apps, and a Surf & Turf dinner by Chef Roberto. In from Nashville to entertain is the acclaimed Music City Dueling Pianos.
Tablas Creek Vineyard: Harvest Vineyard Tours
During Harvest Wine Month, precede your tasting with a tour focused on the energy of harvest, including a tour of their Regenerative Organic Certified estate. Adjourn to an indoor tasting. The total time for this tour and tasting is approximately two hours and 15 minutes and reservations are required.
Touriga Nacional Dinner & Vertical Tasting
Join them for an evening (October 7) enjoying one of Portugal’s finest grape varieties with a special vertical tasting of five vintages of Touriga Nacional from Per Caso and three vintages of Violeta Port from PasoPort, with dinner prepared by Chef Jeffrey Scott. Chef Jeffrey will create an exquisite dinner to complement this wonderful grape variety.
These events and so many more are set to happen in Paso Robles Wine Country throughout the month of October. See the Calendar of Events on page 15 or visit pasowine.com to learn more about Paso Robles Harvest Wine Month.