Zinfandel: Stories from Paso Robles
Zinfandel Seminar at Proulx Winery
Member Winery Activities
Saturday, Mar 17, 2018
Saturday, Mar 17, 2018
Paso Robles


Once a year Paso Robles toasts the heritage variety, Zinfandel. The 3-day celebration features events at more than 100 wineries, a Zin seminar, and the Z After Party, pairing Zin with dessert and live jazz.

You’ll find a Zin lover’s paradise in Paso Robles.

Saturday, March 17

Zinfandel Seminar at Proulx Winery

Proulx Winery


4191 Las Tablas Willow Creek, Paso Robles

10:00AM – 12:00PM

Join us and cultivate your curiosity! Join Zinfandel winemakers for a morning of exhilarating exploration at this seated seminar-style tasting with themed flights at Proulx Winery on the Westside of Paso Robles. Taste wines from iconic Zinfandel vineyards and hear the history of Zinfandel in Paso Robles straight from the source. This is an unprecedented gathering that will be remembered now and long into the future.

Speakers include:


Janell Dusi from J Dusi Wines

Matthew Glunz from Glunz Family Winery


Kevin Riley from Proulx Wines

Curtis Hascall from Shale Oak Winery


Doug Beckett from Peachy Canyon Winery

Joe Barton from Grey Wolf Cellars

Christian Tietje from Rotta Winery

Tom Myers from Castoro Cellars


Winemakers subject to change.

Castoro Cellars

Zinfandel is not only the heritage grape of Paso Robles, it’s ours too! Castoro has 175 acres of organically grown SIP Certified Zinfandel planted in the Paso Robles AVA. Enjoy barrel samples and estate grown wines including our 96-point Zinfusion plus live music and fresh food offerings by our own Chef Nick. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes! Have a Dam Fine time drinking Dam Fine Wine!
Friday, March 16: 7PM Zinfest Dinner – food, wine and music featuring Chef Greg Ehrich and Jessica Childress
Saturday, March 17: 12-4pm music by Jill Knight with fresh food for purchase. Whale Rock Vineyard Tours at 12 and 2PM
Sunday, March 18: 9-11am Yoga, Brunch & Bubbles. 12-4pm Mark Adams Band will be on stage

Address: 1315 N Bethel Rd, TempletonCastoro Cellars Website

Chronic Cellars

Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18 Check out newly released vintages while playing corn hole, tossing horseshoes, or shooting billiards. Bring a picnic lunch and soak up the sun while sipping the day away.

Address: 2020 Nacimiento Lake Drive Paso Robles, CA 93446
Chronic Cellars Website

J Dusi Wines

Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18 Join the Dusi family and crew as they fire-up their outdoor pizza oven! It’s a well-known fact that pizza and Zinfandel go hand-in-hand, and you simply won’t find a better opportunity to sample this perfect pairing than at J Dusi Wines. They will be pouring the newly released 2016 Dante Dusi Zinfandel, along with their unique Zin-based blends and Zinfandel Port. For five generations, their roots have run deep in the Paso Robles wine country. Come by, share the history, and make new memories at J Dusi Wines! ($10 tasting fee; waived for club members.)

Address: 1401 CA-46, Paso RoblesJ Dusi Wines Website

Opolo Vineyards

Friday, March 16 5:30PM - experience our Winemaker’s Dinner on our picturesque hilltop. A night celebrating our winemaker’s favorite wines paired with a gorgeous dinner by Trumpet Vine Catering. Join us for an unforgettable night with great food, amazing wines and lots of dancing fun with live music provided by local Back Pages Band!
Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18 A weekend full of delicious food and amazing Opolo wine. Enjoy wine tasting, distillery tastings, specialty tastings and feast on our favorite lunch options on the patio. Wine Tasting: 10am – 5pm; Lunch: 11am – 4pm

Address: 7110 Vineyard Drive, Paso RoblesOpolo Vineyards Website

Peachy Canyon WInery

Thursday, March 15 – Sunday March 18: 10AM – 5PM Peachy Canyon is the place to be for Zinfandel! They will have their full reserve list and library releases, plus sneak peak of their 2016 vintage available in the tasting room throughout the festival. Bring your picnic blankets Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. to enjoy live music with us! Dunegrass Boys on Saturday, March 17 and Jim Sweetwater Duo on Sunday, March 18.

Address:1480 North Bethel Road, TempletonPeachy Canyon WInery Website

Proulx Winery

Saturday, March 17: 10AM - 12PM hosting Zinfandel Seminar with participating winemakers from Castoro Cellars, Glunz Family Winery, Grey Wolf Cellars, J Dusi Wines, Peachy Canyon Winery, Rotta Winery and Shale Oak Winery.

Address: 4191 Las Tablas Willow Creek, Paso RoblesProulx Winery Website

Turley Wine Cellars

Friday, March 16 6PM Magnum Madness Mingling party (limited to 50 guests) featuring magnums from the library and offering a small number of these rare gems for sale at this event only, and a bevy of hearty appetizers to boot!
Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18 11AM seated tasting of various varietals grown, cellared and bottled at Paso Robles vineyard. To secure reservation email reservations@turleywinecellars.com

Address: 2900 Vineyard Drive, Templeton, CA 93465 Turley Wine Cellars Website
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