Barrels in the Plaza

Barrels in the Plaza--ONLY 50 TICKETS REMAINING!
Thursday, June 22nd • 4:30-7:30pm
Mission Plaza, Downtown San Luis Obispo
$60 Ticket / $30 Designated Driver
Tickets include a commemorative wine glass and complimentary wine & food pairings throughout the event.

Roll out the Barrels and kick off the summer as we celebrate “Barrels in The Plaza” on Thursday, June 22nd, with our grand tasting adjacent to the historic Mission in downtown San Luis Obispo. Here, the wines of Coastal San Luis Obispo Wine Country are served with artfully prepared treats presented by our county's finest chefs. Get your groove on with live music by Bear Market Riot. This will be the ultimate way to celebrate SLO’s culinary experience right in the heart of San Luis Obispo. 

This is one street party you won't want to miss!

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Pop-Up Winemaker Seminars, 5:30pm & 6:30pm
Mission Plaza Amphitheater

This year SLO Wine will be featuring two pop-up winemaker seminars during Barrels in the Plaza.  Be sure to join our winemakers in the lower Mission Plaza amphitheater for this in-depth look at winemaking and wines from the SLO Wine Region.
5:30: The Chardonnay Spectrum Tasting
Learn the in’s and out’s on Chardonnay with winemaker Fintan du Fresne from Chamisal Vineyards.  Fintan will be presenting a stylistic flight of Chardonnay and barrel samples of Chardonnay. He will be educating guests and highlighting unique and different ways on how to treat and age this traditional variety, along with showcasing the different styles and unifying characteristics found in San Luis Obispo’s coastal wine region, Edna Valley.
6:30:  Go Coastal! Identifying Cool Climate Characteristics in San Luis Obispo Coast Wines
Coastal influence is what distinguishes San Luis Obispo and the Edna Valley from other growing regions.  Winemaker Jean-Pierre Wolff from Wolff Vineyards will demonstrate and describe flavor profiles found in some of Edna Valley's alternative reds, such as Petite Sirah, Syrah and Teroldego.  From bright tannins to earth and spice, you will learn about the different flavor profiles found in cool climate Rhone varieties.