SLO Coast Wine

2nd Annual SLO Coast Wine Classic: March 24-26, 2023

Join us at the 2nd Annual SLO Coast Wine Classic!

We invite you to join the winemakers of the SLO Coast AVA on March 24-26, 2023 in Pismo Beach for our 2nd annual SLO Coast Wine Classic, highlighting the uniqueness of the wine community on the San Luis Obispo Coast. The weekend will be filled with wine pairings, wine seminars, fantastic food, and opportunities to mingle with winemakers and fellow wine lovers. Most importantly, it’s a great way to taste wines that you may never have tried before!

This gorgeous welcome-to-springtime event features 3 events throughout the weekend:

  • Friday, March 24th 5:30 – 9 pm: Winemaker Dinner at Lido at Dolphin Bay / $195
  • Saturday, March 25th – 11 am – 4 pm: Main Event at Vespera (*Exclusive early entry reception for guests staying in Pismo Beach from 10 am – 11 am) / $160
  • Sunday, March 26th 11 am – 1:30 pm: Sparkling Wine-Down at SeaCrest’s Oceanfront Terrace / $75

 

Experience Pismo Beach: 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, from 10 am – 11 am, is reserved exclusively for attendees staying in Pismo Beach. Rub elbows with winemakers and enjoy rare and reserve wines you won’t find anywhere else!

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Don’t Miss the Early Bird Weekend Experience: $350! It includes tickets to all 3 weekend events; these tickets are extremely limited and sales end February 17, 2023.

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SLO Coast Wine Classic Event Schedule:

WINEMAKER DINNER at Lido at Dolphin Bay / $195
Friday, March 24th, 5:30 – 9 pm: Cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 pm outside on the Cobblestone Patio featuring light and refreshing aromatic white wines, followed by a 5-course expertly curated and paired dinner featuring five 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.

SLO COAST WINE CLASSIC on the Starlight Lawn at Vespera / $160
Saturday, March 25th, 11 am – 4 pm (*exclusive rare and reserve tasting at 10 am for guests staying in Pismo Beach): The day begins with 2 fun and educational wine tasting seminars led by Adam Montiel of The Cork Dorks, that will highlight 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 over 20 SLO Coast wineries while taking in the coast!

SPARKLING WINE-DOWN on the Oceanfront Terrace at the SeaCrest / $75
Sunday, March 26th, 11 am – 1:30 pm: Wine-down with us for a casual sparkling wine tasting featuring a variety of SLO Coast Wine producers and styles of sparkling wine. Sip oceanfront and enjoy the fun, easy going vibes we love so much about the central coast! There will be bubble-friendly food pairings and it will be the perfect way to get your day started, before heading off to visit SLO Coast AVA wineries.

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STAY IN PISMO BEACH
Experience Pismo Beach: 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, from 10 am – 11 am, is reserved exclusively for attendees staying in Pismo Beach. Rub elbows with winemakers and enjoy rare and reserve wines you won’t find anywhere else!

  • Dolphin Bay: Guests attending the SLO Coast Wine Classic receive a 10% discount on room stays for the weekend. Call (800)516-0112 for reservations.
  • Vespera: Guests attending the SLO Coast Wine Classic can take advantage of reduced room rates for the weekend. Call (805) 773-1011 for reservations.
  • SeaCrest: Guests attending the SLO Coast Wine Classic receive 15% off room rates for the weekend using this booking link.
  • Inn at the Cove: Guests attending the SLO Coast Wine Classic receive 15% off room rates for the weekend using this booking link.

 

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