February 19, 2023 - The Rhone Rangers Experience

02/19/2023 09:30 AM

Grand Tasting and Silent Auction ($75pp) 1:30pm-4pm: TICKETS -- Advance ticketing is closed; limited tickets will be available at the door.

Grand Tasting and Silent Auction ($75pp) 1:30pm-4pm: TICKETS -- Advance ticketing is closed; limited tickets will be available at the door.

Please note:  Must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event. (Sorry, no children or pets allowed. Service dogs are welcome.)  

Event details 

The members 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 these great grapes and wines. This fun-filled and information-rich day will be held at the Paso Robles Event Center. The day's schedule includes:

Coffee Bar and Auction Preview

9:30am-10:30am: All-Access Pass Holders Only
Join us a little early to get a first look at the great auction lots and enjoy a cup of artisan coffee.

"Rhone Essentials" Seminar 

10:30am-12:00pm: All-Access Pass Holders Only
Taste a top example of each of the principal categories of Rhone Rangers wines as you hear from winemakers and principals who have chosen the Rhone Ranger route in America. The seminar will be moderated by Jess Lander, Wine Reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. The wineries, wines, and speakers representing the nine major categories of American Rhone wine will be:

Viognier: Eberle 2021 Estate (Paso Robles) Chris Eberle, Winemaker
Obscure White Varietal: Bonny Doon 2021 Picpoul (Central Coast) Nicole Walsh, Winemaker
White Rhone Blend: Acquiesce 2021 Belle Blanc (Mokelumne River, Lodi) Sue Tipton, Owner/Winemaker
Dry Rosé: Margerum 2022 Riviera Rosé (Santa Barbara County) Doug Margerum, Owner/Director of Winemaking
Grenache: Starfield 2020 Grenache Reserve (El Dorado) Rob Sinton, Owner/Winemaker
Mourvedre: J. Lohr 2019 Gesture Mourvedre (Adelaida District, Paso Robles) Brenden Wood, Red Winemaker
Syrah: Cline 2020 Estate Syrah (Los Carneros) Hilary Cline, Vice President
Obscure Red Varietal: Adelaida 2019 Counoise (Adelaida District, Paso Robles) Jeremy Winetraub, Winemaker
Red Rhone Blend: Stolpman 2019 Sun & Earth (Ballard Canyon) Ruben Solorzano, Grape Whisperer

Vintners' Lunch 

12:00pm-1:00pm: All-Access Pass Holders Only
Seminar participants will be joined by Rhone Rangers principals and winemakers for a gourmet lunch. 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 menu.

Grand Tasting & Silent Auction

1:00pm-1:30pm: All-Access Pass Holders Only
1:30pm-4:00pm: General Admission
Taste 200+ wines from Rhone Rangers members from Paso Robles, Santa Barbara County, Monterey, Napa, Sonoma, El Dorado, Lodi, Oregon and Texas!  During the Grand Tasting, bid on lots donated by Rhone Rangers member wineries and help support the Rhone Rangers educational mission.

Ticket Information

All-Access Pass (Including Coffee Bar and Auction Preview, Seminar, Lunch, and VIP Access to the Grand Tasting and Silent Auction): $165/person + tax. SOLD OUT

Grand Tasting and Silent Auction Only Pass: $75/person + tax. ADVANCED TICKETING IS CLOSED; LIMITED TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR 

Participating Rhone Ranger Wineries:

Absolution Cellars, Paso Robles
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards, Lodi
Adelaida Vineyards & Winery, Paso Robles
Alta Colina Vineyard & Winery, Paso Robles
Bodega de Edgar/Songs, Paso Robles
Bonny Doon Vineyard, Central Coast
Brecon Estate, Paso Robles
Caliza, Paso Robles
CASS Winery, Paso Robles
Cline Family Cellars, Sonoma
Copia Vineyards & Winery, Paso Robles
Cypher, Paso Robles
DENO Wine/Alto Pomar Vineyard, Paso Robles
Derby Wine Estates, Paso Robles
Doctor's Orders, Ojai
Dubost, Paso Robles
Dusty Nabor Wines, Santa Barbara County
Eberle Winery, Paso Robles
Ecluse Wines, Paso Robles
Edio Vineyards, El Dorado
Element 79 Vineyards, El Dorado
Epoch Estate Wines, Paso Robles
Fess Parker Winery, Santa Barbara County
Four Lanterns Winery, Paso Robles
Halter Ranch, Paso Robles
Hope Family Wines, Paso Robles
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Paso Robles
Jaffurs Wine Cellars, Santa Barbara County
Kale Wines, Napa
Kaleidos, Paso Robles
Kukkula, Paso Robles
Lava Cap Winery, El Dorado
Ledge Vineyards, Paso Robles
Lindquist Family Wines, Santa Barbara County
Long Walk Vineyard, Oregon
MAHA | Villa Creek, Paso Robles
Margerum Wine Company, Santa Barbara County
McKahn Family Cellars, Napa
MCV Wines, Paso Robles
MEA Wine, Paso Robles
Miner Family Winery, Napa
Miraflores Winery, El Dorado
Montemar Wines, Santa Barbara County
Morgan Winery, Monterey
Peachy Canyon Winery, Paso Robles   
Red Soles Winery, Paso Robles
Rhonedonnee Wines, Paso Robles
Ridge Vineyards, Sonoma
Robert Hall Winery, Paso Robles
SAMsARA Wine Co., Santa Barbara County
Serial Wines, Paso Robles
Seven Oxen, Paso Robles
Sierra Vista Vineyards & Winery, El Dorado
Starfield Vineyards, El Dorado
Steinbeck Vineyards & Winery, Paso Robles
Still Waters Vineyard, Paso Robles
Stilson Cellars, Paso Robles
Stolpman Vineyards, Santa Barbara County
Summerwood Winery, Paso Robles
Tablas Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles
tercero wines, Santa Barbara County
Terre Rouge, Sierra Foothills
Thacher Winery & Vineyard, Paso Robles
The. Grenachista Wine Co., Sonoma
Troon Vineyard, Oregon
Vigo Cellars, Paso Robles
Wildflower Winery, Ventura
William Chris Vineyards, Texas
Winery Sixteen 600, Sonoma
Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards, Santa Barbara County
Zenaida Cellars, Paso Robles


Hotel Partners

The Paso Robles Inn, Paso Robles - reserve direct with the hotel at (805) 238-2660 and reference the Rhone Rangers to receive an exclusive 12% discount.  Reserve prior to January 18, 2023.

The Allegretto Vineyard Resort, Paso Robles - enjoy an exclusive Rhone Rangers Experience lodging discount by clicking here for reservations, or contact the hotel direct (805) 369-2500, and mention discount code RRE.

Springhill Suites Marriott, Atascadero - Contact the hotel direct (805) 462-3500, and ask for the Rhone Rangers rate, which will be 20% off the available rate at time of booking. 

Holiday Inn Express, Paso Robles - Contact the hotel direct (805) 238-6500, and ask for the Rhone Rangers rate, which will be 20% off the available rate at time of booking. 

Courtyard by Marriott, Paso Robles - Contact the hotel direct (805) 239-9700, and ask for the Rhone Rangers rate.



A special "Thank You" to our 2023 Rhone Rangers Experience sponsors!

Travel Paso
AgWest Farm Credit