Paso Robles: 46 West Wineries 2013 Events

46westby Matt Browne of Hoot 'n Annie

So here we are, a new year kicking off which means another full year of wines, wineries, and winery events! Let’s get this year started off right by talking about an exciting group of wineries known as the 46 West Wineries.

This group of wineries include: Aron Hill, Berardo Vineyards, Castoro Cellars, Croad, Doce Robles, Donati Family Vineyard, CastoroDonatoni Winery, Eagle Castle, Fratelli Perata, Grey Wolf, Hunt Cellars, Midnight Cellars, Peachy Canyon Winery, Rotta Winery, Sextant Wines, Venteux Vineyards, and Veris Cellars.

These fine folks have decided to up their game by hosting monthly events throughout the year. One of these events is called Free Flight Weekend which is exactly what it sounds like. Four weekends in the year, all 17 wineries will have complimentary tastings for those that print off a pass from any of the individual wineries websites or from the 46 West Wineries site here:

Personally, I think this is a great way for the wine consumer to be able to go in and taste some wines that you’ve never had before from wineries you’ve never visited; and if you have “been there done that”, what a great way to go back in and see what’s new for the low, low price of “free tasting”.

Here is the list of events for the 46 West Wineries group:

January 26-27 Free Flight Weekend

February 16-17 Zoo to You Weekend
Wine flights

March 15-17 Zin Fest

April 13-14 Free Flight Weekend

May 17-19 Wine Fest

June 22-23 Free Flight Weekend

July 7 Block Party (all 17 member wineries in one location)

August TBA (To Be Announced)

September 7 Block Party (all 17 member wineries in one location)

October 18-20 Harvest Fest

November 9-10 Free Flight Weekend

December TBA (To Be Announced)

Not sure about you but that sounds like a pretty full year. So I guess it’s time to start preparing for this year of wine tasting, events, and enjoying the good life here in paradise. Hope to see you on the wine trail…Cheers!

Matt is a 10-year Paso Robles area resident. He and his wife Annie love exploring the Central Coast looking for food, drinks, and adventure. You can follow their adventures on their blog at HootnAnnie.