The 2011 Paso Robles Wine Country Grand Tasting Tour
Paso Robles Wine Country – As members of a new breed of press, we find ourselves invited to a lot of fun events. Yesterday, we attended the Paso Robles Wine Country 2011 Grand Tasting Tour.
We are lovers of wine, and have been on a number of wine tasting excursions. But never before have we been able to sample over 30 wineries from one region in one room!
That’s right, over 30 different Paso Robles Wine Country wineries flew to Scottsdale to showcase their wines at this event.
Paso Robles Wine Country is centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California’s Central Coast. As California’s fastest growing wine region and largest geographic appellation, the territory encompasses more than 26,000 vineyard acres and more than 180 wineries. With a greater day-to-night temperature swing than any other appellation in California, distinct microclimates, diverse soils and a long growing season, Paso Robles is a unique wine region blessed with optimal growing conditions for producing premium and ultra premium wines. More than 40 wine grape varieties are grown in Paso Robles, ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, to Syrah, Viognier and Roussanne, to Zinfandel, the area’s heritage wine varietal.
Carol and I love big red wines, and we had a few Zins that knocked our socks off.
Paso Robles, with its surrounding 180 wineries, sounds like a wonderful weekend trip for a wine loving baby boomer.
In fact, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see The Roaming Boomers® stomping grapes at their upcoming wine harvest.