Grand Tasting & Auction

   HARVEST ON THE COAST WEEKEND!
SATURDAY: GRAND TASTING AND WINE AUCTION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th, 2015
Early Entry: 11AM
GENERAL ADMISSION 12PM

AUCTION: 2PM*
*Special Presentation by Board President Brian Talley honoring our 25th Anniversary and Past Executive Directors
LIVE AUCTION LOTS POSTED! 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW LOTS

SLIDERS & WINE SUNDAY
Open houses and sliders all day Sunday--free tasting all day Sunday included with your Grand Tasting Tickets
 

It's a Harvest Party at the Beach!  Join our winemakers and local celebrity chefs at our Grand Tasting and Wine Auction on Saturday, November 7th at the Avila Beach Resort.  Our beachside grand tasting features over 50 wineries and restaurants dishing out handcrafted wines and cuisine with live music by local rock band Moonshiner Collective. Purchase your early admission ticket to get in at 11am, and enjoy exclusive library and reserve wines during the first hour only! Early entry tickets are $100, with general admission (12pm entry) tickets at $75.

But the grand tasting is just the beginning!  Our lifestyle and wine auction (beginning at 2pm) features a broad selection of rare wines, culinary treats and SLO Wine Country destination experiences, with a full line-up of silent auction items.  VIP table seating is available for groups of 8, so you can get stake your claim at the auction.  You'll also have an array of edibles provided by Two Cooks Catering and wine service throughout the live auction.  Tables are $750 (limited seating available so purchase your table soon!).  And to end the auction, you'll have a chance to raise your paddle and support our "FUND-A-NEED" beneficiary, Womenade.  Our auction program will be released in late September, so check back for more details as we get closer to the event.  
Your weekend wouldn't be complete without a visit to our local tasting rooms.  This year we've added a new twist--SLIDER SUNDAY!  Each winery will present their own take on the "slider" with wine and small bites provided. We'll also have great 6-pack wine specials, so you can get your holiday shopping done early!  Check back in October for more details on Slider Sunday.

                    


MASTER OF CEREMONIES-Wendy Thies Sell


Wendy Thies Sell is a 4-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who anchored the local TV news for 12 years on the Central Coast at KSBYTV and KCOY-TV. Her “beat” at KSBY was the wine industry, having visited and reported on hundreds of wineries from Paso Robles to Santa Ynez over the course of seven years. After leaving broadcasting for motherhood, she found freelance writing to be a perfect creative outlet. She has since been published in Wine Enthusiast, Santa Barbara Seasons, Santa Barbara Magazine, Edible-San Luis Obispo, in addition to the Sun, where she writes a wine and food column covering Santa Barbara County. She makes her home in Orcutt, in the heart of wine country.



AUCTIONEER-Doug Filipponi


Doug Filipponi is a longtime local winegrower and Paso Robles native who oversees all vineyard operations for Ancient Peaks Winery. Doug was named “Wine Industry Person of The Year” by his wine industry peers at the 2006 California Mid State Fair in Paso Robles. He is also the president of Filipponi & Thompson Drilling, a past president of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, and a past chairman of the Paso Robles Wine Festival. Doug is co-owner of Margarita Vineyard and Ancient Peaks Winery. Doug has been the auctioneer for many nonprofits and wine events for over 30 years.
 



SLO WINE COUNTRY IS PROUD TO SUPPORT WOMENADE
 AS OUR 2015 HARVEST ON THE COAST BENEFICIARY

Womenade, a 501 C-3 nonprofit, serves San Luis Obispo County and donates items, time, and money to meet the essential needs of those in crisis. Since Womenade’s formation in 2003, more than $400,000 in funds have been collected to provide dental and medical care, diapers, furniture, rent, gas, groceries, and much more. In addition, hundreds of items, including furniture, formula, clothing, and more, have been donated. 100% of all financial donations are used to support those in crisis.  Referrals come from schools, medical professionals, county health departments, and organizations such as Family Care Network, Women’s Shelter, CAPSLO, and People's Self Help Housing. For more information, please visit: slowomenade.org

MAKE YOUR DONATION TO WOMENADE WHEN YOU PURCHASE TICKETS TO HARVEST ON THE COAST!  CLICK HERE!

 

Wineries

Ancient Peaks
Autry Cellars
Biddle Ranch Winery
Cal Poly
Center of Effort
Chamisal Vineyards
Claiborne & Churchill
Clesi
Edna Valley
Field Recordings--Guest Winery
Filipponi Ranch
Kelsey See Canyon
Kynsi
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
Niner
Niven Family Wine Estates
Peloton Cellars
Phantom Rivers
Saucelito Canyon Vineyard
Seven Angels Cellars
Sextant Wines
Sinor-LaVallee
Stephen Ross Wine Cellars
Talley Vineyards
Testarossa--Guest Winery
Tolosa Winery & Vineyards
Verdad Wines--Guest Winery
Wolff Vineyards
 

Foodies 

Adelina's Bistro
Bliss Cafe
California Cashew Brittle
Cattaneo Brothers
Central Coast Party Helpers
Chipwrecked
Cracked Crab
Fromagerie Sophie
House of Bread
Ventana Grill
The Kitchen at Niner Wine Estates
Luna Red
Madonna Inn
Marisol
Oki Momo
OLEA FARM
Paso Catering Co
Robbins Family Farm
Splash Cafe
Two Cooks Catering
Urbane Cafe