Fifty wine bloggers will get a head start on the 7th annual wine bloggers conference with a pre-conference adventure to the Paso Robles wine country. The Paso Robles Wine Association will entertain the wine bloggers with several seminar sessions and wine tastings over a day and a half. The purpose is to showcase the Paso Robles wine country to this small group of bloggers before they head off to the main conference in the Santa Barbara wine country. This is good news for wine bloggers. Somebody out there loves us in Paso Robles and Santa Barbara!
Pre-Conference activities in Paso Robles wine country
We begin today in the late afternoon at the Niner Estate Winery for a seminar on the history and terroir of the Paso Robles wine country. Six wineries will present one wine each that typifies the climate and soil of the Paso Robles area. Next we move on to Tablas Creek Vineyard where the focus will be on Rhone Varietals and the wineries that produce these Rhone style wines in Paso Robles. The Wednesday evening session will end with dinner and tasting at Daou Vineyards. Here the CAB Collective of 30 plus wineries will talk about Bordeaux wines from Paso Robles.
On Thursday, the wine bloggers agenda will include a trip to the Vina Robles winery for a seminar on proposed AVA’s, with producers from each of these areas presenting their wines. The wine bloggers will then visit the iconic Zinfandel vineyards at Dusi Ranch. We’ll end the pre-conference with a session at the Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards, with the a sustainability discussions presented by Vineyard Team (SIP Certification) and California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.
That sounds exciting and that’s just the beginning. After leaving Wild Horse we head off to Buellton, and the events continue tomorrow evening at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Hotel with the start of the 7th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference.