Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Concert Box Series

Now in its second year, Vina Robles Amphitheater is a popular destination for both locals and tourists, especially those who take advantage of the Wine Wrangler Concert Shuttle Service to and from the venue. 

The Paso Robles Wine Club is pleased to offer our members our special Concert Box Service.

Our Vina Robles Concert Box Service includes:
  • Shuttle Service to Vina Robles Amphitheater on our Wine Wrangler Concert Shuttle
  • Boxed seating in our special Paso Robles Wine Club Concert Box which offers some of the best seats in the house
  • VIP treatment, including food and drink service, so you can stay seated and enjoy the show, access to the VIP lounge to mingle with other concert goers—or to stretch your legs—and access to the VIP restrooms

Vina Robles Amphitheater opened in the summer of 2013 as the largest outdoor concert venue in the state. The concert season runs from May until November and this year’s lineup includes such artists as Dwight Yoakum, Weezer, Ron Zombie, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Concert goers can enjoy a variety of foods, including specialty sandwiches and wood fired pizzas, along with Vina Robles Estate wines and a selection of beers.

Enjoy music under the stars at Vina Robles Amphitheater while enjoying the best that the Paso RoblesWine Club has to offer—our special Concert Box service.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Best in Show: How Wines Win Medals

If you’ve been to the California Mid State Fair, you’ve most likely seen the Central Coast Wine Competition. The competition is open to local wineries and both the “Gold Medal” and “Best of…” wines are on display for the public to see. 

The winning wines are then shown at 4 other county fairs: the Monterey County Fair, the San Benito County Fair, the Santa Barbara County Fair, and the Ventura County Fair. The additional exposure helps market the award winning wines, promotes the tasting rooms, and gives wine lovers the chance to hear the story behind the winners.

Historically, one of the reasons people attended the county fair was to discover new products--and wine was no exception. California’s wine history dates back to the 1800s—well before media outlets were in place to introduce wine to people. Back then, the fair was just about the only place a winemaker could share the fruits of his labor.

After Prohibition, county fairs were instrumental in helping the wine industry regain its footing and they still play an important role. Today, the county fair helps promote local wineries, showcase local wines produced in a region, and helps guide the consumer in choosing wines.

The Paso Robles Wine Club has a similar goal. As a member, you’ll enjoy tasting through a variety of award winning wines from the Paso Robles AVA, but we go the extra mile by selecting wines from boutique producers who are still too small to show up at the Mid State Fair. 

In fact, membership in our wine club means that you’ll taste local wines that most locals won’t even get to taste. And, if you discover one that you really love, we’ll go the extra mile and ship more your way. Join our wine club today, and start tasting the best the region has to offer.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Paso Robles Wine Buyer's Service

The Paso Robles Wine Club is different than other wine clubs. Typically, when you join  a wine club, you're limited to the wines available through a single winery. Membership with the PRWC will give you the opportunity to taste a variety of wines from the Paso Robles Wine Country AVA and since we have a particular appreciation for small producers, you'll taste wines that you wouldn't ordinarily find in a wine shop or store.

As a member of the Paso Robles Wine Club, you'll enjoy other benefits, too, including our special wine buying service. Let us know what wines you're searching for and we can help locate and purchase them on your behalf and then make sure they're safely shipped to you. If you'd prefer to do a little tasting as you shop for your cellar, we can arrange a private wine buyers tour. One or our expert wine guides will take you and your guests on a tour of wineries that you'd like to visit. Not only do we offer this service for our Paso Robles wineries, but we're also available to take you to Santa Ynez or Santa Barbara Wine Country to the South, or if you'd prefer, to the North to the Santa Lucia Highlands and into the Monterrey Wine Region.

To learn more about our wine buying service, email or call us today.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Paso Robles is Growing!

Paso Robles isn't just about just grapes or wineries any more, the collective interest in Paso Robles includes great restaurants, and now hotel rooms are following!  As many of you know, the Paso Robles wine region was selected by Wine Enthusiast as the 2013 Wine Region of the Year.

All of this means demand,which requires that supply (wine, food, rooms), must be ample in the near future for visitors and the consuming public.  Investment in beds is the next serious growth addition to Paso Robles.

With 200 tasting rooms and another 100 + smaller wine labels without tasting facilities calling Paso Robles home, the attention of the media has focused here for the past few years.  The attention has brought better wine making practices and better wine, higher prices and higher end restaurants.  There are no less than 18 nice restaurants within 100 paces of the Paso Robles city park. The weekend traffic has increased to the point where if you don’t have a room reservation at least a month in advance you will not be able to find a room. B & B’s have been popping up all over the region helping with room availability on a small scale, but hotel rooms which are desperately needed are slower to come online. We have added 1 new hotel in the last two years and 1 is near completion while at least 3 more are planned and in the permitting process.

With all of the investments noted above, Paso Robles is growing its ability to call itself a world class wine region. The Paso Robles Wine Club endeavors to deliver to you the best world class wines from this burgeoning area!