San Luis Obispo is the place to be in June . Tickets are on sale now for the SLO Vintners popular "Roll out the Barrels" wine weekend event. Their 22nd annual "Roll out the Barrels Weekend" begins Thursday, June 21st and runs through Sunday, June 24th. There will be 30 wineries within the San Luis Obispo Wine Country Region participating. The weekend wine event consists of 3 major components: Barrels in the Plaza, Winemaker Dinners; Social Events, and the ever popular 2-day Passport to Wine Country.
Thursday June 21st, 5:30 - 7:30 Barrels In the Plaza
In San Luis Obispo's historic downtown Mission Plaza, SLO Vintners will feature "grown here, made here with Perfect Pairings!" from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Wineries will partner with local chefs side-by-side offering a blissful sampling of specialty cuisine with an array of fine wines. This will be the ultimate way to celebrate SLO's culinary experience right in the heart of San Luis Obispo. Guests will groove to live music from local Rock, Reggae and Blues band, "Soul Sauce". Tickets are $30 each.
Friday June 22nd Winemaker Dinners & Social Events with participating San Luis Obispo Wineries
Enjoy an evening with the winemakers and principals of the SLO Vintners for delicious dining experience, and hear from the people who shaped the region. More details on these dinners can be found at slowine.com.
Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th 11:00 - 4:00 Roll Out the Barrels Passport Weekend
The annual two day passport portion (Saturday and Sunday), will allow visitors enjoy San Luis Obispo Wine Country and visit up to 30 member wineries. Passport holders will experience wine and food pairings, reserve barrel tastings, entertainment and special discounts. Saturday is typically the grand affair, while Sunday is focused mostly on the wines and special discounts.
"This event portrays the beautiful place that we live, and the bounty it provides for us," says Heather Muran, San Luis Obispo Vintners Executive Director. "Not only is it a great educational weekend, but it's 'over the top' when it comes to the food and wine presented at all the events. This is the perfect weekend adventure, for both locals as well as for out of town tourists longing for a small town escapes."
Several hotels are offering special 2-night stays along with tickets to Roll Out the Barrels weekend. Participating hotels can be found on the slowine.com website.
2012 Participating Wineries:
Ancient Peaks Winery * Autry Cellars * Baileyana * Cadre * Center of Effort * Chamisal Vinyards Claiborne & Churchill * Clesi * Edna Valley Vineyard * Kelsey See Canyon * Kynsi Winery * Laetitia Winery * Peloton Cellars Per Bacco Cellars * Phantom Rives * Pismo Beach Winery * Sans Liege * Salisbury Vineyards * Saucelito Canyon Vineyard * Sextant Wines Stephen Ross * Sinor - LaVallee * Talley * Tangent * TreViti Vineyards * Tolosa Winery * Trenza * Wolff Vineyards * Zocker
For a current list of participating restaurants for Barrels in the Plaza, and winery events for Passport to Wine Country Weekend, visit our website at www.slowine.com.