Spring Winemaker Event March 24-26, 2023

SLO Coast Wine Classic

SLO Coast Wine Classic
SLO Coast Wine Classic on the Starlight Lawn at Vespera, Saturday, March 25th, 11 am - 4 pm: The day begins with 2 fun and educational wine tasting seminars lead by Adam Montiel, highlighting what makes the SLO Coast wine region so unique. After the seminars, enjoy a 3-course lunch catered by Pequin Coastal Cocina. End the afternoon with a walk-around regional wine tasting featuring 16 SLO Coast wineries while taking in the coast! (It's optional to skip the seminars/lunch and just attend the Walk-Around Tasting.) Tickets are now available.
Book your stay in Pismo Beach for the weekend and enjoy exclusive early entry to Saturday’s main event hosted at Vespera! The first hour of the event from 10 am - 11 am is reserved exclusively for attendees who stay in Pismo Beach. And get discounts when you stay at Dolphin Bay, Vespera, SeaCrest, or Inn at the Cove.
March 24, 2003
Winemaker Dinner at Lido at Dolphin Bay
Friday evening from 5:30- 9 pm: Cocktails will be outside on the Cobblestone Patio from 5:30-6:30pm, followed by a 5-course expertly curated and paired dinner featuring 5 SLO Coast Wine winemakers and menu by chef Chris Shackleford.
Chef/Sommelier Chris Shackelford has spent 30 years in the restaurant, food, and beverage industries. The early years of his career were spent working in kitchens and dining rooms of Relais & Chateaux properties and small restaurants in California. In 2006 he started the Creative Food & Wine consulting company assisting operators to open and manage restaurants, retail food operations, beverage programs, private clubs, and resorts.
March 26, 2023
Sparkling Wine Down
Sunday from 11 am - 1:30 pm: Wine-down with us for a casual sparkling wine tasting featuring a variety of styles of sparkling wine by 12 SLO Coast Wine producers. Sip oceanfront and enjoy the fun, easy going vibes we love so much about the central coast! There will be bubble-friendly food pairings including freshly shucked oysters, brown butter cookies, fried chicken and much more! The weather is going to be gorgeous, and you can taste it all in the ocean air and sunshine, as you listen to live music by our very own Jack Milstead.
It’s the perfect way to get your day started, before heading off to visit SLO Coast AVA wineries! (This is an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly. It will be moved indoors in severe weather.)

Participating Bubbly Wineries:
1 Baileyana Winery
2 Biddle Ranch Vineyard
3 Center of Effort
4 Chamisal Vineyards
5 Claiborne & Churchill Winery
6 Cutruzzola Vineyards
7 Derby Wine Estates
8 Laetitia Vineyard and Winery
9 Niner Wine Estates
10 Sinor~Lavallee
11 Stephen Ross
12 Wolff Vineyards
March 24-26, 2023
Stay in Pismo Beach
Guests staying in Pismo Beach are invited to join winemakers for a VIP reception on Saturday morning at Vespera from 10-11 am.
And, get discounts when you stay at Dolphin Bay, Vespera, SeaCrest of Inn at the Cove when you mention the SLO Coast Wine Classic!