A Few Ways to Live Earth Day Every Day

You're probably still stuffed from all of the farm-fresh food and world class wines you nommed at Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend. We thank you for coming, and we hope you left with a whole 'nother level of Earth Day inspiration. That's why we put together this at-a-glance guide for finding our non-food and non-wine participants. These dedicated purveyors have solutions to your every sustainable desire, and they're all right here and ready to help. Won't you contact them for your next … [Read more...]

Pedal Power! Bike to Earth Day for Valet Parking


Getting geared up for Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend? Bike to the event and our friends at the SLO County Bicycle Coalition will valet park it for you. It's a free service (tips are always welcome), and it's just one more way Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend helps you get a handle on sustainable living. The Bike Valet works exactly like a regular valet service. 1. Each rider is presented with a check tag that matches the tag attached to their bike. 2. The bike will be parked by SLO … [Read more...]

Earth Day EXTRAS! Get in on ALL the Action During Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend

Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend is exactly what its name promises—a WHOLE weekend filled with food, wine, farmers and fun. That's why so many of our supporters have created their own extra events where you can express your earthiness all over town. Choose from lunches, dinners, cheese pairings, tours, tasting and tests. There's something for everyone all Earth Day-weekend long. At Pomar Junction, you're invited to a Train Wreck on Friday, April 17, 5:30-8:30pm. Join Central Coast wine … [Read more...]

Amp Up Your Al Fresco Game

We invite you to gather 'round the outdoor kitchen to watch Central Coast celebrity Brigit Binns, author of Sunset's Eating Up the West Coast, work her culinary magic. Not only will she be sharing her expert tips for whipping up a grilled zucchini salad with mountains of herbs, but she'll also share her pistachio-crusted goat cheese and crispy-fried anchovy-stuffed zucchini blossoms. Take these outdoor cooking tips home with you AND take home an outdoor kitchen from Idler's (they're for sale at … [Read more...]

WIN! A Tour & Tasting at Saxum Vineyards


Enter our first-ever Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend Raffle for a chance to experience a local gem, up close and personal. Earth Day supporter Saxum Vineyards is opening their doors for an exclusive, not-open-to-the-public tour of their award winning vineyards, winery and their brand new cave—and you can't win if you don't play! Tickets are $50, and we are limiting entries to the first 200. 100% of the proceeds of our raffle will benefit the Vineyard Team's Educational Scholarship. Here … [Read more...]

Earth Day Displays New Tesla Model S

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Tesla Motors is bringing its Model S Premium Electric Sedan to Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend! Attendees will have the opportunity to see the innovation of this benchmark electric vehicle up-close-and-personal, and representatives will be on hand to answer any questions. With a rigid body structure, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a remarkably low center of gravity, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world’s best sports cars while providing the ride … [Read more...]

Lodging Offer—Book by April 3rd for 15% Off!


The Earth Day-lovin' folks at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Black Oak are rolling out the red (discounted) carpet for Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend attendees. Simply book your room by April 3 and ask for the Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend rate for an even better deal on your room at one of Paso Robles' best-rated hotels. Book Now for 15% off during Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend. … [Read more...]

Earth Day Eats: Seasonal Recipes from Our Amazing Chefs


Ready to celebrate Earth Day every day? We asked our superstar Chefs for great recipes that anyone can use to be seasonal and sustainable at any spring or summer occasion—and they delivered. Plus, each one is paired with SIP Certified wines! Let's cook! Artisan Paso Robles Chef Chris Kobayashi offers up a classic dish with a seasonal twist. His Roast Chicken with Scalloped Potato Risotto, Pioppini and Peas is a simple-yet-elegant centerpiece for your farm-fresh feast. Pair with … [Read more...]

Get This DAM Great Deal! Expires March 31.


We're joining forces with Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend's most hospitable hosts at Castoro Cellars to bring you a savings package that promises fun, fun, fun! Combine your spring event plans with Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend with Castoro Cellars' fall Beaverstock Music Festival and save on BOTH events. You'll get your dance card filled instantly with our event April 17-19 and Beaverstock September 19-20. It's a food, wine and music bonanza! Here's the deal: Eager Beaver - … [Read more...]

Zero Waste Heroes: Guerrilla Gardening Club

Meet your Guerrilla Gardeners!

One of the things we're most proud of at Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend is the fact that our event is ZERO WASTE. What does that mean, exactly? It means that all of the items that normally make garbage at an event are repurposed, reused, recycled or composted. In fact, in 2014 we generated fewer than 2 lbs. of trash for an event of 1500 people. To put this in perspective the average person generates 4.3 lbs. of trash per day. And that's just a normal, non-big-event day! This is a … [Read more...]