Our Top 7 Red-ly Zins for Vintage Paso Zin Weekend

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It’s our favorite time of the year! Wine Festival Season! And what better way to celebrate than heading to beautiful Paso Robles for the Vintage Paso Zinfandel Weekend March 16-18. Take your Merlots, Malbecs, Cabernets… we’ll be sipping some lovely zins in California wine country among the best zinfandel producers in the country. The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance is hosting the three day event toasting their town’s heritage varietal – the Zinfandel. Each participating winery will be featuring


The weekend will kick off with the Z after party which is now SOLD OUT! The party will take you on a walk-around of 20 Paso wineries and a special pairing of exclusive desserts like fresh baked cinnamon rolls from Emily’s Cinnamon Rolls, cheese, from Fromagerie Sophie,
chocolate truffles from Jessica Foster Confections, Taffy from Mehlenbachers Taffy, handmade caramels from Sugar + Spoon, and chocolate bark from The Chocolate Stache.  Participating wineries include: Ancient Peaks Winery, Caliza Winery, Castoro Cellars, Glunz Family Winery & Cellars, Grey Wolf & Barton Family Wines, Harmony Cellars, Hunt Cellars, J Dusi Wines, Le Vigne Winery, Lions Peak, Lone Madrone, ONX Wines, Opolo Vineyards, Peachy Canyon Winery, Pelletiere Estate Vineyard & Winery, Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, Powell Mountain Cellars, Sextant Wines, Vines on the Marycrest, Zenaida Cellars


The Zinposium is an intimate wine seminar and tasting with some of the masters of Zin-making. The panel will be moderated by Wes Hagen of J. Wilkes who has worked as Vineyard Manager and Winemaker at Clos Pepe Vineyards and Estate Wines in the Sta. Rita Hills for 21 years. The tickets are now SOLD OUT.


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Zenaida tasting room

Zenaida Cellars 

This family winery has an incredible Estate Zinfandel. For Vintage Paso Weekend they’ll be serving up lunch from their Song Airstream. Enjoy lawn games overlooking the vineyard, while relaxing on our patio and sipping on outstanding Templeton Gap wines.

Zenaida Cellars – 1550 Highway 46 West, Paso Robles 805-227-0382  • www.zenaidacellars.com
Vintage Paso Hours Fri-Sun 11am – 5pm

Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards

Because Llamas! Wild Horse Winery has wine and llamas….I mean need we say more? The lineup for Paso Roblesthe weekend is just as exciting. Friday has you joining in for a 4-vintage tasting of their Reserve Zin. Saturday, winemakers Todd Ricard and Kip Lorenzetti will be on hand serving wine straight from the barrel. Be the first to try their never before produced Zin Port! Live music from 1 pm – 4 pm and traditional Irish food served from 12 pm – 3pm. Wear green or you may be pinched by the Zin bug! The party continues Sunday with Irish/ Scottish music by The Gillie Wheesels from 1 pm – 4pm.

1437 Wild Horse Winery Court, Templeton 805-788-6329 • www.wildhorsewinery.com
Vintage Paso Hours Fri-Sun 10am – 5pm

Pear Valley Vineyards

Paso Robles Wine

Mother Nature at Pear Valley Winery

We love the wine and the breathtaking landscape at Pear Valley. For the weekend festivities enjoy complimentary winery tours, exclusive case specials, Live Music by Louie Ortega on Saturday and Sunday, and complimentary appetizers.

4900 Union Rd, Paso Robles 805-237-2861 • www.pearvalley.com
Vintage Paso Hours Fri-Sun 11am – 5pm

Hearst Ranch Winery

Their famous for their castle, their cattle, and now….Hearst Ranch Winery will be giving Zin WeekendZinfandel Paso Robles attendees a sneak peek of their soon-to-open winery in Paso Robles. They’ll be conducting cellar tastings in the barrel room – even cracking open their wine library! Hearst will be sampling some of their favorite wines from previous vintages alongside small bites. Wines tasted will be for sale this day only.

7310 North River Road, Paso Robles • 805-467-2241 • www.hearstranchwinery.com
Vintage Paso Hours Fri-Sun 11am – 5pm

Harmony Cellars

When St. Patrick’s Day falls on Zinfandel Weekend, a 100% Irish winemaker converts his winery into a pub, of course. You’re invited to pull up a chair at Charlie Mulligan’s Pub on Saturday, March 17th! Enjoy hearty Irish stew and a slab of soda bread with a library flight of Charlie’s Zinfandels. Live Irish music and the emerald green countryside will make you feel like you are in Ireland.

3255 Harmony Valley Road, Harmony 805-927-1625  • www.harmonycellars.com
Vintage Paso Hours Fri-Sun 11am – 5pm

Castoro Cellars

You had us at Yoga and Bubbles! The weekend brings tastings, vineyard tours, barrel samples and chocolate pairings, but Castoro Cellars is really elevating Sunday Funday with an all levels yoga class, brunch and bubbles, $30pp, 8:45 am Check-in, 9am -10am class and 10am-11am brunch.

1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton 805-238-0725 •  www.castorocellars.com
Vintage Paso Hours Fri-Sun 11am – 5:30pm

Ancient Peaks Winery

paso robles wineryTaste the best of both worlds – zin and mac n’cheese! Celebrate Vintage Paso in their downtown Santa Margarita tasting room with complimentary gourmet mac ‘n cheese from our Ancient Peaks Cafe. Pair this classic comfort food with timeless Paso Robles varietal favorites. Lounge in the tasting room or on the patio and be one of the first to taste their new 2016 Zinfandel. Case savings and specials all weekend long!

22720 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita805-365-7045  www.ancientpeaks.com
Vintage Paso Hours Fri-Sun 11am – 5:30pm

Here is a handy guide for the weekend : https://pasowine.com/wp-content/uploads/ZinFest2018_guide_print-1.pdf


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