2019 Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience

02/17/2019 10:30 AM Rava Winery, 6785 Creston Road, Paso Robles, CA, 93446

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


The 55+ 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 Sara Schneider, Consulting Editor for Wine & Spirits for the Robb Report. Wines and speakers representing the major categories will be:

  • Viognier: Vines on the Marycrest 2017 Viognier (Victor Abascal, Proprietor)
  • Obscure White: Tablas Creek Vineyard 2017 Grenache Blanc (Jason Haas, Partner)
  • White Rhone Blend: J. Lohr 2017 Gesture RVG (Kristen Barnhisel, Winemaker)
  • Dry Rose: Ledge 2017 MCA Rose (Mark Adams, Owner & Winemaker)
  • Grenache: Adelaida 2016 Grenache (Ryan Bosc, Assistant Winemaker)
  • Mourvedre: Four Lanterns 2016 Shades (Steve Gleason, Owner)
  • Obscure Red: Thacher 2017 Cinsault (Daniel Callan, Cellar Master)
  • Syrah: Alta Colina 2016 Toasted Slope (Maggie Tillman, Proprietor)
  • Red Rhone Blend: Hearst Ranch 2016 Three Sisters Cuvee (Soren Christensen, Winemaker)

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. Click here to view the 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 delegation of wineries from key Rhone Rangers chapters outside Paso Robles. 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 the beautiful Rava Winery, on Creston Road about 5 miles 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 (seminar/lunch attendees receive free entry into the Grand Tasting). We are taking names for a waiting list; to add your name to the list please email pasorobles@rhonerangers.org.  

Tickets for the Grand Tasting are SOLD OUT

Trade and Media Attendance

Qualified trade and media interested in attending the Grand Tasting can bring a business card to the event.

Hotel Room Blocks

ALLEGRETTO VINEYARD RESORT: 15% off best available rate. To reserve, click here or call 805.369.2511 and reference the code RHON.

PASO ROBLES INN: $192/night. To reserve, click here or call 800.676.1713 and request rooms in the Rhone Rangers Group block. Reservations must be made before 1/16/2019.

THE OAKS HOTEL: 15% off best available rate. To reserve, please telephone 805.237.8700 for reservations and mention Rhone Rangers group.


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

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