Showcasing the Unique and Unconventional Blends of the Central Coast
Some of the greatest wines are made from a blend of grapes rather than a single varietal. By blending varietals, winemakers can change a wine’s quality, enhancing aromas, color, texture, and body, making it a more well-rounded and complex wine. With the ideal climate and soil, the Central Coast’s wine region produces some of the most unique and distinct blended wines in the world.
Last year, Paso BlendFest on the Coast held its inaugural event celebrating the spectacular wine blends produced by the region’s award-winning wineries. Set on the seaside bluffs of the rugged California coastline, guest sampled premium blends from dozens of the region’s finest wineries surrounded by breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
L.A. based journalist and travel writer for the Huffington Post, Scott Bridges headed up the coast for a little wine and relaxation in Cambria. He rounded out his visit with a trip to BlendFest’s 2015 event. Checkout the highlights of Scott’s trip in his article Escape LA: Wines Among the Pines in Cambria. Scott called BlendFest “the best of both worlds, serving to awaken visitors to the complex taste of Paso’s vino and to the stunning views of the coastline of Cambria…”
Not his first trip to Cambria, Scott writes that Cambria’s thriving cultural scene highlighted by a row of art galleries on a pedestrian-friendly main street are what puts Cambria on the map. With restaurants that embrace the latest culinary trends, a thriving wine industry, unique boutiques and fine art galleries, Cambria is quickly becoming one of the most popular coastal getaway spots in California.
For those of you who missed last year’s event, tickets to 2016 Paso BlendFest on the Coast are on sale now. This year’s event, held February 19 through 21 on Hearst Property at Old San Simeon Village, will feature over 30 renowned wineries, each sampling 3 unique blends. The weekend includes wine tasting sessions, blending seminars and an exclusive winemaker dinner. Guests who stay in Cambria can save on event tickets with our Stay & Save package. Book your stay directly with one of Cambria’s participating lodging partners and save $10 on BlendFest Grand Tasting tickets.
Enter to win BlendFest tickets! We’re giving away two tickets to both the Afternoon and Evening tastings happening February 20th!
Fill out the form below to enter to win. Contest ends Wednesday, February 10th at 11:59PM. Winners will be notified by phone on Thursday, February 11th.