Wednesday, January 30, 2008

2008 Paso Robles Rhône Rangers Experience

Sunday, February 17th, 2008
Seminar & Lunch: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Walk-Around Tasting: 1:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Are you dying to know what it takes to produce great Syrah? Have you always wondered how Roussanne differs from Marsanne? Are you a fan of Australian Grenache, Syrah & Mourvèdre (GSM) and wonder how California compares? Is Viognier your new favorite white?

Then come join the 27 members of the Paso Robles Chapter of the Rhône Rangers for a day in Paso Robles Wine Country with some of America’s leading producers of Rhône varietals as we explore what makes Paso Robles so ideal for these great grapes and wines. This fun-filled and information-rich day will include:

"Rhône Essentials" Seminar, moderated by Joe Spellman, MS – Taste examples of the most important single-varietal Rhône wines, including Viognier, Roussanne, Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Discover the different faces of Rhône blends. At each stage, Joe Spellman, MS, and the winemakers and principals who have chosen the Rhône Ranger route will explore Paso Robles' new identity as the "Rhône Zone".

Vintners' Lunch – Seminar participants will join Rhône Rangers principals and winemakers in an in informal lunch prepared by Executive Chef Jeffrey Scott, with members' Rhône wines passing freely around the tables and extended opportunity for interaction with the producers.

Walk-around Tasting – Taste Rhône wines from over 20 Paso Robles Rhône Ranger wineries, including top single Rhône varietals and the best in Rhône blends.

Participation in the seminar and lunch will be limited to the first 100 RSVPs. The walk-around tasting can accommodate up to 250 attendees.

The day's events will take place at:

Robert Hall Winery (Just east of Paso Robles on Highway 46)
3443 Mill Road, Paso Robles, CA

You can reserve space or ask questions by email at or by calling Robert Hall Winery at 805-239-1616 x17.

Tickets to attend the seminar and lunch are just $50, and participants receive free entry into the walk-around tasting. Consumers who wish to attend just the walk-around tasting can do so for $20, and the walk-around tasting is free to qualified trade and media. We expect both events to sell out, so please reserve early. See you there!

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