2018 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience

02/18/2018 10:30 AM Broken Earth Winery, 5625 Hwy 46 East, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Seminar & Luncheon 10:30am–1:00pm (Auction Preview 10–10:30am)
Grand Tasting & Silent Auction 1:30pm–4:00pm



The 45+ members of the Paso Robles Chapter of the Rhone Rangers invite you to join them for a day in Paso Robles Wine Country with some of America’s leading producers of Rhone 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:

"Rhone Essentials" Seminar

Taste a top example of each of the principal categories of Paso Robles Rhone wines as you hear from winemakers and principals who have chosen the Rhone Ranger route in Paso Robles, and who are forging the area's reputation as California's "Rhone Zone". The seminar will be moderated by Patrick Comiskey, Senior Contributor for Wine & Spirits Magazine, Principal Wine Columnist for the Los Angeles Times, and author of "American Rhone: How Maverick Winemakers Changed the Way Americans Drink." Wines and speakers representing the major categories are:

• Viognier: Paul Hoover, Still Waters Vineyards (2016 Estate Viognier)

• Other White Rhone Varietal: Kevin Sass, Halter Ranch (2016 Grenache Blanc)

• White Rhone Blend: Chris Eberle, Eberle Winery (2016 Cotes-du-Robles Blanc)

• Dry Rosé: Jeremy Leffert, Tooth and Nail Winery, (2017 Rabble Rosé)

• Grenache: Carl Bowker, Caliza Winery (2015 Grenache)

• Mourvèdre: Damian Grindley, Brecon Estate (2014 Mourvedre)

• Red Rhone Blend: Terry/Jennifer Hoage, TH Estate (2015 “The 46”)

• Syrah: Jeremy Weintraub, Adelaida Vineyards & Winery (2015 “Signature” Anna’s Vineyard)

Vintners' Lunch

Seminar participants will be joined by Rhone Rangers principals and winemakers for a gourmet banquet lunch prepared by Chef Jeffery Scott. Throughout lunch, members' Rhone wines will be passing freely around the tables, while attendees enjoy an extended opportunity to interact with the producers

See Lunch Menu

Grand Tasting & Silent Auction

Taste nearly 150 wines from the complete membership of the Paso Robles Rhone Rangers, including top single Rhone varietals and the best in Rhone blends. And new this year, we welcome a delegation of wineries from the Santa Barbara Rhone Rangers Chapter. During the Grand Tasting, bid on lots donated by Rhone Rangers member wineries and help support the Rhone Rangers scholarship fund!

The day's events will take place at Broken Earth Winery, on Highway 46 just east of Paso Robles. Participation in the seminar and lunch will be limited to the first 200 tickets sold. The grand tasting will be limited to 400 attendees.

Tickets for the seminar and lunch are $95 SOLD OUT, and seminar/lunch attendees receive free entry into the Grand Tasting. Tickets for the Grand Tasting are just $35 SOLD OUT. We are keeping a waiting list for both seminar/lunch and Grand Tasting tickets.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email pasorobles@rhonerangers.org.


Trade and Media Attendance

Qualified trade and media interested in attending the Grand Tasting should email pasorobles@rhonerangers.org

Hotel Room Blocks

Allegretto Vineyard Resort: 10% discount off "best value" rates. Click here for reservations or call 805.369.2500 x0 and reference Rate Code "RHONE".

Paso Robles Inn: $192/night. Click here for reservations or call 800.676.1713 and mention "Broken Earth Winery" room block

The Oaks Hotel: 10% discount if you call 805.237.8700 and mention "Rhone Rangers Experience" room block.


We are grateful to the businesses and organizations without whom we could not put on our event.

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