Thursday, May 26, 2016

Art and Wine Pairings

Art and Wine with The Paso Robles Wine Club
This weekend Paso Robles will attract art lovers in droves as they arrive to take part in the annual Paso Robles Art Festival. But, Paso Robles Wine Country is also home to over 200 wineries--many that feature local artists--so it's the perfect time to combine the pleasures of art with wine tasting. Members of The Paso Robles Wine Club often tour with us at The Wine Wrangler because we offer a range of wine tasting tours and as you visit the tasting rooms, you'll also get a chance to check our some amazing artists and their works.

Many art lovers enjoy visiting the Paso Robles Art Gallery on the downtown square, but until they go wine tasting with us, they don’t realize the wealth of art that is available for viewing at many of the tasting rooms—or that they can take our Hearst Castle tour and check out William Randolph Hearst’s incredible art collection.

Art and wine lovers rejoice! Here are 3 tasting rooms with great art and the wines to drink while you visit:

Sculptera: Before you even set foot in the tasting room, you’ll be welcomed by the art. Ironworker and blacksmith, Robert Bently’s unique vision and exceptional craft is evident in the gates and ironwork (you can see more of his work around the county, including at the Carlton Hotel in Atascadero). However, it just might be renowned sculptor, J. Jagger’s 20,000 pound granite “Puma” that greets you on your arrival that really gets your attention. Other pieces to note are the recently completed works in stainless steel and glass by resident sculptor, Dale Evers
To Drink: Grenache with notes of wild cherry, boysenberry, melon, and guava.

Castoro CellarsWell-known for their commitment to showcasing local artists and artwork, a stop by Castoro Cellars on any given month will feature a solo exhibit. This weekend, check out the exhibit Under the Sun featuring artists Marisa Todd, Dr. Jill Thayer, and Roger Lee. 
To Drink: Petite Sirah--The Darkness--an inky black wine with notes of coffee, blackberry, leather, and bay.

Vina RoblesLooking to create your own masterpiece? Then a join in the fun at Vina Robles where they regularly offer painting classes—expertly paired with wine and food—in their Hospitality Center.
To Drink: The Rhone-style Roseum, with notes of strawberry, cranberry, rhubarb, and honey.

There’s no shortage of art in the Paso Robles Wine Country, and for the art lover in all of us, being able to enjoy tasting the local wines while taking in some local art is a real winner. As a member of The Paso Robles Wine Club, you'll receive regular shipments of Paso Robles wines shipped right to your door, but to enjoy the Paso Robles Wine Country art scene, you'll need to hit the road. The WineWrangler can help you plan a personalized wine tasting tour that will give you a chance to savor both the beauty of the vine and the canvas.


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