Back in January, we helped organize the Paso Robles Rhone producers into a regional chapter of the Rhone Rangers. I wrote about the importance of Rhones in Paso Robles an few months back, and it's been gratifying to see how the member wineries have jumped in to contribute.
We're coming up on our first big event: the Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience on October 6th. This is designed as an immersion into Rhones and into Paso Robles. It includes seminars in the morning, held at Cass and at Tablas Creek, a Paso Robles classic tri-tip barbeque lunch at Eberle (cooked by Gary Eberle, the first person to plant Syrah in California), a walk-around tasting featuring the wines of the 20+ Paso Rhone rangers members, and a gala 5-course dinner at the beautiful new Calcareous facility in the heart of the Adelaida hills west of town featuring rare and library wines from the member wineries. We're providing transportation for the entire day, and feel that it should be a wonderful experience. It's not cheap ($215/person, or $195 for Rhone Rangers sidekick members) but it should be really content-rich and lots of fun.
I'm interested... is this the sort of thing that you would want to come to? Or are educational opportunities on wine so easily available in California these days that the price is prohibitive?
We have full details on the event here.
I hope to see many of you there!