The Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend celebrates the Paso Robles region’s sustainable food and wine culture, highlighting a green lifestyle attractive to urban visitors. While there is a level of sophistication, our visitors regularly compliment us for the event’s approachable and authentic atmosphere. Our unique event was one of the first events to provide an opportunity for guests to connect directly with local farmers, winemakers, and chefs.
Visitors learn about a grower’s farming practices while he adds fresh greens to the slider the chef just pulled off the grill. They see a winemaker demonstrate pruning as he kicks the ground with his dirty boots, holding a glass of his own wine. They tour with a local landscaper as he points to various native, water wise plants under the shade of a greenhouse made from reclaimed materials.
Partners connect with individuals and companies who share their vision of treading more lightly and reducing their impact. The three-day celebration begins Friday night with a variety of local activities, continues on Saturday with the main event at Castoro Cellars Meadow, and concludes with the Sunday Weekend Wine Down at various venues.