2016 Hospice du Rhône Paso Robles - Event Schedule

It has been noted that one would require a passport, numerous flights and a few weeks of travel to even begin to experience the Rhône journey found throughout the Paso Robles Hospice du Rhône weekend!  With that said, we guarantee this is a weekend you will not want to miss. Come, tip your glass to the worldly Rhône producers at the largest international Rhône  wine gathering on the planet!

We are working as fast as a race car to finalize each and every detail of the 2016 Hospice du Rhône Paso Robles to make it another weekend for the books.  We encourage you to check back often as we will gradually release all the awesome details surrounding the Paso Robles event.


Event Pass Information


Event Passes: Online ticket sales will open at 10:00 a.m. PST on Thursday, December 10, 2015 and will close Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. PST.  If not sold-out, a limited number of tickets for The Opening and The Closing tastings will be available at the door.  Tickets are $10 more at the door so we urge you to purchase your passes online. Weekend Passes, Tasty Twosome, meal and individual seminar tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door.

Individual Seminar Series Passes: A limited number of individual passes for each seminar in the Seminar Series will be made available. The cost of the individual seminar passes will be $155. The passes are subject to sell-out quickly and are based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wine Trade Members: With your purchase of a Weekend Pass or a ticket to The Opening and/or The Closing tastings you will receive one-hour early entry access. Please select the Trade option at checkout. At Event Check-in we will require trade credentials (such as a business card and ID) before allowing access.

All events are held at the Paso Robles Event Center at 2198 Riverside Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446 unless otherwise noted. Please know, the schedule is subject to change without notice.  No one under the age of 21 is permited to any events throughout the Hospice du Rhône Paso Robles weekend.


Weekend Pass - $995


Fuel your Rhône passion with the one-and-only Hospice du Rhône Weekend Pass!  As a Weekend Pass holder you will revel in access to all things Rhône on Friday and Saturday of the event weekend.  You will not miss a beat as this pass includes all four seminars, the two tastings and the daily meals including a hardy Garden Breakfast provided by Trumpet Vine Catering. Outlined below is the Weekend Pass schedule of events.  These passes must be purchased in advance.

[*Event Descriptions | Seminar Series | *Not Included: Thursday events]

Friday, April 15, 2016
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Check-In and Garden Breakfast provided by Trumpet Vine Catering
9:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Seminar One: The Intricacies of Châteauneuf du Pape
11:00 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Seminar Two: Washington Rhônes - State of Address
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Rosé Lunch with dishes created by Chef Spencer Johnston of Danior Catering
4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.  The Opening Tasting

Saturday, April 16, 2016
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Check-In and Garden Breakfast provided by Trumpet Vine Catering
9:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Seminar Three (coming soon!)
11:00 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Seminar Four (coming soon!)
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch and Live Auction
4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. The Closing Tasting
7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Farewell BBQ prepared by the Hitching Post and music by Monte Mills

Purchase a Weekend Pass


Tasty Twosome - $222


Treat your palate to not one but to the TWO tastings through the weekend!  With twenty-two Rhône varieties making an appearance in the wines poured at these tastings we know you will have one tasty journey.  Event descriptions are noted within the à la carte section below.

Friday, April 15, 2016
4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.  The Opening Tasting

Saturday, April 16, 2016
4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. The Closing Tasting

Purchase a Tasty Twosome


2016 à la carte Offerings


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Stay tuned for Rhônely details of events taking place on this day!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Individual Seminar Series Passes: A limited number of individual passes will be made available for each seminar. The cost of the individual seminar passes is $155 and must be purchased in advance. Passes are subject to sell-out quickly and are based on a first-come, first-served basis. The full Seminar Series will be available in the coming weeks!

Rosé Lunch
Date:   Friday, April 14, 2016
Time:  12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Cost:    $100 (advance purchase is required)
Get ready to get your pink on!  Seriously though, dress in your best Rosé inspired attire to take in a relaxing lunch dedicated to the refreshing tastes of Rosés made from the delightful Rhône varieties.  This lunch will include a few extra laughs as you enjoy the company of additional Rosé-loving friends and even a little entertainment.  Chef Spencer Johnston of Danior Catering will delight palates for this afternoon Rosé affair.

The Opening Tasting
Date:     Friday, April 15, 2016
Times:   3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Private hour for Media and Trade (passes must be purchased in advance)
              4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. All pass holder access
Cost:     $122 online / $132 at the door if not sold out
Rhône wine producers from far and wide will be opening botles of the past to commence this Rhône dominated weekend.  Wine verticals will abound and dusty bottles pulled from cellars will prevail at The Opening Tasting.  Come treat your palate to a world of Rhône wines from the 2011 vintage and older to explore the age-worthiness of wines crafted by all Rhône producing rock stars in attendane. Though each producer pours at both The Opening and The Closing Tastings wineries will pour different wines at each event.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Lunch and Live Auction
Date:   Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time:  12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Cost:   $100 (advance purchase is required)
Raise your fork and your paddle while enjoying a Rhône inspired meal.  This lunch offers a unique opportunity to bid on rare and one-of-a-kind auction lots generously donated by Hospice du Rhône friends and attending Rhône producers.  Monies raised will be used to host the 2018 Paso Robles installment of Hospice du Rhône, build educational programs for 2017 and to support viticulture programs at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Chef to be announced soon.

The Closing Tasting
Date:     Saturday, April 16, 2016
Times:   3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Private hour for Media and Trade (passes must be purchased in advance)
              4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. All pass holder access
Cost:     $122 online / $132 at the door if not sold out
With a weekend reserved for a comprehensive journey through Rhône wines, the Closing Tasting is the perfect way to, well, close the weekend.  At this tasting you will enjoy delectable Rhône wines from the 2012 vintage and newer.  Current releases and beyond is the theme for this night since you tasted their past siblings at The Opening Tasting.  Come sip for yourself to taste the future of the wines crafted by the Rhône producers in attendance as we close this Rhône-dominated weeend. Though each producer pours at both The Opening and The Closing Tastings wineries will pour different wines at each event.

Farewell BBQ
Date:   Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time:  7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
Cost:   $100 (advance purchase is required)
An evening like no other, we invite you to kick-up your heels for a spin on the dance floor as we reminisce of the stories created throughout the weekend.  Beyond the dancing and storytelling Rhône wines will continue to flow and a traditional BBQ will be served.  Wait, that is not all, we have some downright exciting activities planned for all to enjoy as we close the 2016 event with this final hoorah!

Notes
*All events are held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA USA unless otherwise noted
*All sales are final, refunds will not be granted
*No persons under the age of 21 are permitted to any event during the 2016 Paso Robles Hospice du Rhône
*Schedule is subject to change without notice
*Passes are limited and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis
*Weekend Packages are held at Event Check-in under the last name assigned to each pass

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