Along with a taste of winemaking, our Harvest Crush Encounters, also give you a taste of some of the best things the Paso Robles wine country has to offer. You'll visit multiple wineries to taste and dine, meet winemakers, growers and experts and truly gain a new appreciation for wine. The weekend is packed full of fun, fabulous and fascinating wine adventures at different wineries and vineyards allowing our "crush-tomers" to get a hands-on experience all over the region.
Friday’s activities are kicked off at Vivant Cheese Shop with local cheese expert, Danika Bowler. Learn the tips and tricks of wine and cheese pairings while gaining a new understanding of different cheeses and their characteristics.
Friday night's Welcome Reception will be held at Caliza Winery on the west side of Paso Robles. Enjoy a private tour of the Caliza Vineyard with grower/winemaker Carl Bowker. Then enjoy tasting Caliza's Rhone varietals and blends in their beautiful west side vineyard.
Saturday morning, we'll be in the beautiful Oak Shadow Vineyard with grower Treanna Smoot and vineyard manager, Lowell Zelinski. At lunch, we'll enjoy the wines of Tassajara Cellars paired with a scrumptious lunch prepared by local chef Alex Martin of Crush Catering.
Saturday night will take to the beautiful Croad Vineyards & Winery for an elegant dinner under the stars. You'll enjoy a tour of the winery with owner/winemaker Martin Croad, and a gorgeous view of Paso Robles from its hilltop location. Martin is a New Zealander with a passion for the down under winemaking style.
Sunday, we'll visit Cass Vineyard &Winery for a beautiful and relaxing Sunday Champagne brunch prepared by local chef extraordinaire, Jacob Lovejoy. You'll enjoy tasting the new Cass Sparkling Wine along with Steve Cass and the gang.