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Pinot and Paella Festival set for June 5 

Pinot and paella

13th annual festival is almost sold out

–The 13th Annual Paso Pinot & Paella Festival is nearly sold out with less than 100 tickets remaining, according to most recent report. The event will be held on Sunday June 7, in the Templeton Community Park. Paso Robles pinot noir producers are offering an afternoon of great wine, exceptional food and unmatched fun to support youth arts in San Luis Obispo County. Joining 20 pinot noir producers are Central Coast chefs, with live Spanish-beat music by returning band, Incendio.

The festival is a celebration of this appellation’s pinot noir varietal. Paso Robles pinot noir has a storied history, growing from originally being planted in the early 1960’s by Dr. Stan Hoffman of Hoffman Mountain Ranch to the present day count of 20 plus pinot noir producers. Windward Vineyard, who has been putting on this charitable event since 2003, will be pouring their newest release, the 2013 vintage.

The annual Pinot & Paella Festival is fully supported as participating wineries donate their wine, and the chefs donate their time and ingredients for this event. Ticket sales have donated over $350,000 to programs that support youth arts in San Luis Obispo County, primarily the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation.

Tickets include a souvenir Burgundy-style fine wine glass, endless tastes of 20 pinot noirs paired with a wide variety of paellas, live music by Incendio, and dancing.

The festivities begin at 2 p.m. and take place in the Templeton Park under the shade of giant oak trees. Blankets & lawn chairs welcome. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information visit www.pinotandpaella.com.

Participating Wineries:Pinot and paella 2
• Adelaida Cellars
• Asuncion Ridge Vineyards
• Calcareous Vineyard
• Carmody McKnight Estate Wines
• Castoro Cellars
• Cayucos Cellars
• Derby Wine Estates
• Dunning Vineyards Estate Winery
• Felten Cellars
• Hearthstone Vineyard
• Jack Creek Cellars
• Le Cuvier
• Opolo
• Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery
• RN Estate Vineyard & Winery
• Sculpterra
• Tablas Creek
• Venteux Vineyards
• Windward Vineyard

Participating Chefs:

•A Party for your Palate – Chef Bruce Finch
• Bomba Paella Catering – Chef Troy Avitia
• Crush Catering  – Chef Alex Martin
• Open Range Catering – Chef Tom Fundaro
• Guiseppe’s – Chef Richard Wirz
• Luna Red – Chef Shaun Behrens
• Pardner’s Paella – Chef Pardner Hicks
• Paso Robles Inn – Chef Ryan Swarthout
• Paso Terra – Chef Andre Averseng
• Cello Ristorante at Alegretto Vineyard Resort – Chef Eric Olson
• Chef Dallas Holt
• Jeffrys Catering – Chef Jeff Wiesinger
• Niner Wine Estates – Chef Maegan Loring
• Paso Catering Co. – Chef Trish Jacobs
• Thomas Hill Organics – Chef Kenny Toledo
• Crush Catering – Chef Alex Martin
• Windward Vineyard – Chef Justin Goldberg




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