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Hospice du Rhône had been rescheduled to April 21-23, 2022

Pairing Rhônes and food

Hospice du Rhône is thrilled to be partnering with long-time friends the girl & the fig for meals at the 2022 Hospice du Rhône Paso Robles.  For over twenty years, owner Sondra Bernstein, and managing partner and executive chef John Toulze have led the Sonoma mainstay in presenting 'country food with a French passion'.  The restaurant's producer-focused, international 'Rhône-Alone' winelist concentrates solely on Rhône varieties, emphasizing their food friendliness. 

Along with their passion for Rhône wines and French cuisine, there is something distinctly Californian to the girl & the fig.  Their seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, often grown in the fig garden, are simply but expertly prepared with heart and elegance.  And perhaps most of all, they approach food and wine with the same sense of 'serious fun' we strive to embody.

Rosé Lunch
Friday, April 22, 2022 // Purchase
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
A meal to see through rosé-colored glasses...this lunch prepared by Sonoma-based the girl & the fig will offer a wide selection of Rhône rosés, with many bottles donated by attending producers. 
Pink attire encouraged!

Prepared by:
the girl & the fig // Somona, California

Rosés Donated by:
Many of the attending Rhône wine producers
Live Auction Lunch
Saturday, April 23, 2022 // Purchase
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Paying homage to the cattle industry history of Paso Robles, the live auction lunch is led by Todd Ventura and crew - that means lots are coming in hot and fast!  The live auction during this meal prepared by the girl & the fig offers an opportunity to bid on rare lots generously donated by Rhône producers and Hospice du Rhône friends.

Prepared by:
the girl & the fig // Somona, Californina

Wines Donated by:
Many of the attending Rhône wine producers

Todd Ventura and crew

Farewell Dinner
Saturday, April 23, 2022 // Purchase
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
With the meal led by the fig rig, accompanied by local food trucks offering a variety of choices, the Farewell Dinner promises to be a feast of vibrant cuisine and Rhône wines in the company of Rhône-lovers.  Live music from Mark Adams Band, along with other 'winemakers and somms who rock'.

the fig rig and local food trucks

Wines Donated by:
Many of the attending Rhône wine producers

Live Music:
Mark Adams Band with special guests

Opening and Closing Tastings
Specialty food purveyors will be throughout the Opening and Closing tastings, including Central Coast Creamery and Olea Farm.