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SUMMER 2010


HAPPENINGS


Now Open: The Gallery at Vina Robles Amid a cheerful crowd on the evening of May 21, we opened The Gallery at Vina Robles, bringing an exciting new visual art experience to the Paso Robles wine country. The Gallery at Vina Robles is a dedicated 1,800-square-


foot space at our hospitality center that features rotating exhibits from a variety of accomplished painters, sculptors and other artists. The inaugural artists are: Tomas Panzarino - zinc and polychrome paintings; Jean Neas - pastels and watercolors; Larry Schuster - metal, stone, glass and wood sculptures; and Carla Cary - acrylic on canvas. The Gallery at Vina Robles is now open daily during


Tasting Room hours. Admission is free. We offer self-guided information on the artists and their works. All of the artwork is available for purchase. Visit us soon for a distinctive taste of wine and art.


The British Are Coming…to Vina Robles Saturday, August 28 Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Music starts at 7:00 p.m. The British Invasion is coming to Vina Robles as we host an evening of U.K.-style fun on Saturday, August 28 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. The main attraction is a concert of classic Beatles and Rolling Stones tunes performed by Unfinished Business. Other festivities include showings of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine movie and Ed Sullivan Show episodes in our Signature Room, as well as a display of British automobiles courtesy of several Southern California British car clubs. Fish and chips, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are $25 per person; $20 Signature Wine Club members. To purchase, call (805) 227-4812.


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Our Signature Wine Club members are invited to join us for the following exclusive events.


Explore the “Dream Path” - A Day at Adelaida Springs Ranch Saturday, July 24 from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a great day up at our most special vineyard, Adelaida Springs Ranch. We will take you to 1,700 feet, 14 miles west of Paso Robles. This is where the grapes for our Meritage blend, Suendero, are grown. Here you will learn about the different stages of vine and grape growing from our experts, Assistant Winemakers, Julie and Craig Holme, and Viticulturist, Sukhy Sran. Meet ranch owner, Laird Foshay, hear his story and enjoy the picturesque view over the hills of Paso Robles’ westside and the lake at Adelaida Springs Ranch. After a fun and educational morning in the vineyards, including an exclusive wine tasting, Laird Foshay and our Swiss Chef and Director of Hospitality, Martin Columberg, will have a BBQ’d, grass-fed Adelaida Springs Ranch Angus burger ready for your enjoyment. Back at the Hospitality Center, purchase your favorite wines at a special discount. Tickets: $50 per person; $40 Signature Wine Club members. Includes bus transfer, vineyard tour, exclusive tasting, and lunch. Check-in 9:45 a.m.; bus leaves at 10:00 a.m. from the Vina Robles Hospitality Center. Only 60 seats available, RSVP by July 18 at (805) 227-4812.


Petite Sirah & Friends Seminar and Wine Club Pick-Up Party Saturday, September 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join us for a celebration of Petite Sirah as Winemaker Matthias Gubler and Viticulturist Sukhy Sran lead a comprehensive seminar and tasting of the varietal. From the history of Petite Sirah to growing it in the vineyard, making the wine to pairing it with food, this event will give you a complete understanding and appreciation of one of Paso Robles’ up-and-coming varietals. The seminar will include a Riedel logo glass and a compendium booklet covering the seminar topics. Tickets are $48 Signature Club members; $60 non-members. At the conclusion of the seminar at 4:00 p.m., we will begin our Signature Club pick-up party featuring music and hors d’oeuvres prepared by our Swiss Chef, Martin Columberg. RSVP (805) 227-4812. Not a member yet? In addition to special events like these, your complimentary membership


will entitle you to special savings on wine and merchandise, complimentary tastings, three annual shipments of our new releases and more. To join, visit www.VinaRobles.com, or contact Signature Wine Club Manager, Kathy Jones, at (805) 227-4812 or k.jones@vinarobles.com.


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