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Esprit Du Vin is an annual event celebrating the wineries along Highway 46 East in Paso Robles, CA.  

These wineries are part of the larger Paso Robles American Viticulture Area, which spans over 650,000 acres stretching from San Miguel in the north to Santa Margarita in the South, and from the Santa Lucia Mountains in the West to Shandon in the East. 

In 2014 the Paso Robles AVA was broken down into eleven sub-districts, three of which call Highway 46 E home: the Geneseo District, the Estrella District, and the San Juan Creek District.  

The vast majority of the wineries that participated in this year’s Esprit Du Vin were from the Geneseo and Estrella Districts, with one winery technically outside the boundaries but still close enough geographically to produce similar wines. 

This year’s event saw 20 wineries participating, each of which were pouring two of their best varietals.  The wineries also paired at least one of their varietals with cheese, which meant there were forty wines and at least 20 cheeses to sample throughout the event.  

In addition to the wine and cheese pairings (as if that wasn’t delicious enough), several local caterers and food truck vendors provided additional bites throughout the night.  Guests were treated to mac & cheese from RailRoad BBQ, Meatballs by Paso Catering, Cheesecake Bites by Farmhouse Sweets, and more.  

Acoustify, a popular local band, provided the live music throughout the event, singing the classic rock, country, and pop songs they are well known for and providing the perfect atmosphere for a really fun night exploring the incredible wineries along Highway 46 E.


Participating Wineries

ALLEGRETTO WINES

POURING:

2015 Willow Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with Fontal

2015 Tannat

ARNDT CELLARS

POURING:

201 Dusi Zinfandel
Paired with Aged Cheddar

2015 Merlot


BARR ESTATE WINERY

POURING:

2012 Malbec
Paired with Tres Leches

2016 Albariño

BIANCHI WINERY

POURING:

2018 Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with Sage Derby Cheddar

2017 Petite Sirah


BODEGA de EDGAR

POURING:

2017 Tarragona
Paired with Manchengo

2017 Priorato

BROCHELLE VINEYARD

POURING:

2018 Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay
Paired with Kokos Coconut

2017 Estate Zinfandel


BROKEN EARTH WINERY

POURING:

2016 Limited Release Tannat
Paired with Chaumes

2018 Limited Release Viognier

EBERELE WINERY

POURING:

2017 Côtes-du-Rôbles Rouge
Paired with Beemster Vaalasks

2018 Côtes-du-Rôbles Blanc


EOS ESTATE WINERY

POURING:

2016 Reserve White Wine
Paired with Tangy Goat Cheese with Orange Blossom Honey

2016 Estate Zinfandel

ERNEST HEMINGWAY VINEYARDS

POURING:

2016 Russian River Pinot Noir
Paired with Iberico Cheese

2018 Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay


GLUNZ FAMILY WINERY & CELLARS

POURING:

2018 Spanish Springs Pinot Noir

2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Both paired with Irish Extra Sharp White Cheddar

LUSSO DELLA TERRA

POURING:

2018 Viognier
Paired with Mango Ginger Stilton

2017 Grenache


PARIS VALLEY ROAD WINERY

POURING:

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with Comté

2016 Cabernet Franc

PENMAN SPRINGS VINEYARD

POURING:

2018 Dry Humour
Paired with Honey Chevre

2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with Beemster Vlaskaas


RIO SECO

POURING:

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired OG Kristal

2012 Cabernet Franc

ROBERT HALL WINERY

POURING:

2016 Cavern Select Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with Private Stock White Cheddar

2018 Cavern Select Chardonnay


SAN ANTONIO WINERY

POURING:

2015 San Simeon Stormwatch Estate Reserve Red
Paired with Alp Blossom

2018 San Simeon Viognier

TOBIN JAMES CELLARS

POURING:

2016 Big Shot Rhone Blend
Paired with Parmigiano Reggiano

2016 Pasorolo Nebbiol


VILLA SAN-JULIETTE

POURING:

2016 Chorum Reserve
Paired with Vlaskaas

2017 Syrah Reserve

VINA ROBLES

POURING:

2018 Verdejo
Paired with Manchego

2013 Tanan
Paired with Seascape


Upcoming Events

If you missed Esprit Du Vin, don’t worry – there are plenty of other events you can attend throughout the year celebrating the wineries of 46 East: 

WINERIES OF 46 EAST PASSPORT EVENT

First Sunday in June

A fun and memorable 46 East Passport Event including progressive games and 46 East prizes, plus complimentary tasting at all participating wineries all weekend log!

ZOO TO YOU HALLOWEEN POKER RUN PASSPORT EVENT

Saturday on or before Halloween

A fun 46 East progressive poker run with complimentary wine tasting all weekend long! Use your passport as your game board to build your hand for fabulous 46 East prizes. Wear a costume for extra fun and special discounts!

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Second Saturday in December

Shop and sip your way into the holidays with wine and merchandise specials for “all the wine-loving” people on your gift list. Each tasting room will open their house in their own holiday style and traditions with some holiday cheer, treats, and sound so of the season!

ESPRIT DU VIN 2021!

January
(Saturday of MLK Weekend)

All member wineries of Highway 46 E under one roof for a wine and cheese experience you won’t want to miss!


Keep up with all the wineries and events happening along Highway 46!

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