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2018 Paso Robles Conference 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 wine journey found throughout the Paso Robles Hospice du Rhône wine 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 hope you will join us for one heck of a Rhônely good time this coming April.

Weekend Pass // $995 // SOLD OUT
Fuel your Rhône passion with the one-and-only Paso Robles Hospice du Rhône Weekend Pass! You will not miss a beat as this pass includes all four seminars, the two main tastings and daily meals including a hardy Garden Breakfast to jump start your day. *Not Included: Thursday and Friday evening event.
Event Descriptions: Seminar Series, Food Fare, Tastings (scroll down to à la carte section)

Day One: Friday, April 27, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. | Check-In and Garden Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Seminar One: South Africa’s Cinsault Renaissance
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. |  Seminar Two: A 6th Generation Crusade in the Barossa Valley
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Rosé Lunch
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Opening Tasting

Day Two: Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. | Check-In and Garden Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Seminar Three: Lost and Found: Old Vine Rhônes Across California
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Seminar Four: The Majesty of Guigal
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Lunch and Live Auction
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Closing Tasting
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Farewell Dinner prepared by Chef Spencer Johnston

Tasty Twosome // $222 // purchase
Treat your palate to not one but to TWO tastings through the Rhônely weekend!  With twenty-two Rhône varieties making an appearance in the wines poured at these tastings we know you will have one tasty journey.  Tasting descriptions are noted within the à la carte section below.

Day One: Friday, April 27, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Opening Tasting

Day Two: Saturday, April 28, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Closing Tasting

2016 à la carte Offerings

Rhône Around Dinner Series
Date: To be announced early 2018
Tickets: advance purchase will be required // not included with a Weekend Pass

Rhône Around Dinner Series to be announced in 2018. Dinners with winemakers from around the world will take place at a variety of restaurants throughout Paso Robles. These tickets are limited and must be purchased through the Hospice du Rhône website. 

Individual Seminar Series Passes // SOLD OUT
Date: April 27 - 28, 2018
Ticket: Individual Seminar Series passes are SOLD OUT

A limited number of individual passes will be made available for three of the four wine seminars. 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.

Rosé Lunch // purchase
Date: April 27, 2018 | Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: Individual Pass or a Weekend Pass // purchase
                  $100 per pass // advance purchase required
Attire: Pink, pink, and did we say pink! Start planning your outfit today // highly encouraged, but not required

Get ready to get your Rosé on! This pink-inspired lunch pulls out all the stops not just with the international bottles of Rosé on the tables but with the food. And, we should probably throw in that the company throughout this afternoon is pretty darn good too. Come delight in a meal with this Rhône loving family to share stories, enjoy a few laughs and take in the vibrant fare at this lively afternoon Rosé affair. //full description//

Opening Tasting // purchase
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
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. – access for all pass holders
Tickets:  Individual pass or a Weekend Pass // purchase
                  $122 online / $132 at the door - if not sold out
Sponsor:  Special thanks to our Tasting Partner Wine & Spirits Magazine

Rhône wine producers from far and wide will be opening bottles from vintages past to commence this Rhône dominated weekend. Wine verticals will abound and dusty bottles pulled from cellars will prevail at the Opening Tasting. Large format bottles and age-worthy Rhône whites will also take the stage at this tasting. Come treat your palate to a world of Rhône wines from the 2012 vintage and older to explore the age-worthiness of wines crafted by all Rhône producing rock stars in attendance. Though each producer pours at both the Opening and Closing Tastings wineries have been asked to pour different wines at each event.

Lunch and Live Auction // purchase
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 | Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: Individual Pass or a Weekend Pass // purchase
                  $100 per pass // advance purchase 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. Be on the look out for lots that have been curated specifically to raise funds for those affected by the Northern California wildfires this past October. Tantalizing your taste buds will be dishes thoughtfully created specifically for this afternoon. Get ready for one delicious and action packed lunch. //full description//

Closing Tasting // purchase
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
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. – access for all pass holders
Tickets:  Individual pass or a Weekend Pass // purchase 
                  $122 online / $132 at the door - if not sold out
Sponsor:  Special thanks to our Tasting Partner The Somm Journal

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. Winemakers and importers will share their current release wines along with futures and barrel samples. Come sip for yourself to taste the future of the wines crafted by the Rhône producers in attendance as we close this Rhône-dominated weekend. Though each producer pours at both the Opening and Closing Tastings wineries have been asked to pour different wines at each event.

Farewell Dinner // purchase
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 | Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: Individual Pass or a Weekend Pass // purchase
                  $100 per pass // advance purchase required

Cap off the incredible weekend with a feast unlike anything you've ever delighted in at a Hospice du Rhône event. This final hoorah is pulling out all, and we mean, all the stops. Chef Spencer Johnston of Danior Kitchen has created a meal inspired by our collective love of Rhône wines and international cooking techniques. Chef Johnston and his team will be manning multiple fires and cooking stations that you will be able to view before dinner is served. (We promise, you do not want to miss this evening!) After dinner, try your hand at a Blackjack table or give the Craps table a whirl before dancing the night away as we say, "see you soon" to this one-of-a-kind Rhône family. //full description//

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