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Exhibitor FAQs

When does Exhibitor Registration open for the 2018 Hospice du Rhône Paso Robles wine event?

Exhibitor registration will open Tuesday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m. PST. To learn more about becoming an exhibitor head over to our information page. Also, if you are not already on our mailing list, you better be, as this is the place to Rhône!

When does Exhibitor Registration close for the 2018 Hospice du Rhône Paso Robles wine event?

Exhibitor Registration will close when the tasting tables are filled for the weekend. Keep in mind, Exhibitor Registration fills up quickly and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis via an appellation allocation.

What if your Exhibitor Tables sell out?

Yes, this will happen. We can't stretch the room, believe us, we have tried. 

But let's look at this situation as an opportunity for YOU, the winemaker. This means YOU can come taste Rhône wines from around the globe, network and enjoy being on "the other side of the table"! What a treat! This also means unlimited bathroom breaks without asking your neighbor to watch your table. Dang, this is a win-win if you ask us! 

What does an Exhibitor Table cost and include?

Exhibitor prices for the 2018 Hospice du Rhône Paso Robles wine event will be released in the Fall of 2017. 

Table Includes
Pouring access to BOTH the Opening and the Closing tastings
Two (2) Pouring Passes per tasting - yes, this means you may walk around and taste but you have to man your table too!
One six foot table, just for your winery
Hospice du Rhône wine glasses - quite the collectible in our humble opinion
Event Guide with winery listing
Dump bucket, ice, ice box w/ liner, table topper and skirt - ah, the glamorousstuff
A surprise goody or two from Team HdR

Do I ship or hand-carry my event wines?

Isn't this always the question?! In an effort to be both fiscally and environmentally responsible, we request that all California producers hand-carry their wines to Hospice du Rhône Paso Robles. We will provide secure on-site storage should you need to drop-off your wines earlier in the day.  Should you have a need to ship your wines in advance, we will certainly accommodate. If you are not a California Exhibitor, or need to deliver/ship your wines in advance see your confirmation email for shipping details.

Is there parking at the event?

You know it! Parking is located in the main parking lot on Riverside Avenue across the street from the Paso Robles Event Center.

Are children allowed at the wine event?

No one under the age of 21 is permitted to any of the events at Hospice du Rhône Paso Robles 2018. This includes infants. This is a mandate of our ABC license. We appreciate you helping us follow the rules.

May I sell wine bottles and glasses of wine at the event?

No, this is highly prohibited as the ABC frowns upon this. Please do not sell or gift bottles to guests in attendance. We do encourage you to sign guests up for your wine club along with pointing them to your winery's online shopping options.

May I share a table with another producer?

Shared tables are not offered for the simple reason that your table should be all about your winery! We do this so each winery may have the appropriate space to engage guests to create a memorable experience for both parties. The one exception with shared tables is for Importers and International wine organizations who must follow a different set of tasting guidelines than winery exhibitors.

As a confirmed Exhibitor, how do I check-in?

We try to keep this process as simple as possible! Your two (2) pourers will check-in once on the event grounds the day of the event.

Please keep in mind, only your two (2) pourers are allowed into the event upon set-up time. If you purchased additional tasting tickets, those ticket holders will be allowed in when the Trade and Media hour begins. Thank you for understanding and keeping all parties safe during event set-up!

Do I receive a Weekend Pass if I register to pour?

Unfortunately, no. However, do check your Exhibitor Registration Confirmation email for a secured exhibitor discount code. You can use this code to purchase a weekend pass, additional tasting tickets or meal tickets. 

How do I purchase additional passes for Hospice du Rhône Paso Robles?

You may purchase additional passes right here on our website when they go on sale in the Fall of 2017. Don't forget, as a confirmed exhibitor you receive a secured discount code, which you will find in your confirmation email.

What is your return policy?

All purchases are final. Sorry, no refunds. 

The event will also take place rain or shine! Don't worry, we can provide you with a rain poncho should you need it but we'll all be inside most of the time.