October is revered as one of the best months to taste wine in California, and for good reason – Paso Robles harvest events abound during this exciting time as grapes are picked and crushed, live music echoes through the valleys, and wineries buzz with activity.
Where to go? What to do? Here’s just a few ideas…
Paso Robles Harvest Events – 2018
Still Waters Vineyards’ First Fridays
Visit this beautiful winery on the Creston Wine Trail for specials, food pairings, recipes and new releases this Friday and every first Friday of the month. Taste the new vintage of their beloved Rhone blend, Expressions and enjoy small bites + lawn games and fun.
11am – 5pm
Bear Market Riot at Pear Valley Vineyard and Winery
Don’t miss local favorites Bear Market Riot at Pear Valley on October 5. Live music from 5:30 – 8:30pm. Food for sale by The Railroad BBQ.
First Saturday of the Month Vintner & Vines Tour
Discover distinctive Italian wines in the Willow Creek District with Pelletiere Estate Vineyard winemaker, Amy Butler and Vintner, Janis Denner as they explain the process involved in making limited production Italian style wines.
An in-depth education of Italian grape growing, old world and new world approaches, and a discussion of Paso Robles’ unique micro-climate precedes a guided tasting.
There is no fee for the tour. Normal tasting fees apply.
No reservations are required. However, please call ahead so the winery can make the proper accommodations. Remember your sunblock and proper touring shoes! Start time: 11am
7th annual Harvest Concert & Party at Vines On The Marycrest
Don’t miss this fun event featuring a delicious dinner buffet, fantastic music and VOTM wine! Canadian folk duo Kacy & Clayton will be putting on an amazing show. Kacy & Clayton recently released their third album, The Siren’s Song produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded at the band’s Chicago studio (The Loft). Rolling Stone calls them a “Rootsy Duo” in this article. Join us on the patio to see this up and coming international touring group.
Saturday, October 13. Doors at 6:00 ~ Music at 7:00 ~~
Price: $75, $60 for members
Oct 19-21: Harvest Wine Weekend
100+ WINERIES CELEBRATE THE VINTAGE
Visit during October for all the best harvest events in Paso Robles Wine Country! Tour the vineyards, stomp grapes, try a barrel tasting, indulge in great food, live music, and much more!
Ongoing: Personalized Wine Tours
There are many ways to get around in wine country, but hiring a designated driver for your own vehicle is the most affordable and best wine tour we can recommend. Rely on an expert to help guide you to the best wineries in Paso Robles, including the hidden-gems and off the beaten path treasures.
There are simply too many Paso Robles harvest events to list here. Check out Pasowine.com for the full list of Harvest Wine Weekend festivities And don’t forget the designated driver!