Ushering in the official kickoff to the summer season, SLO Wine Country launches its 24th annual “Roll Out the Barrels” celebration June 19- 22nd.
The festivities begin with a Thursday evening “Barrels in The Plaza” grand tasting adjacent to the historic San Luis Obispo Mission de Tolosa in downtown San Luis Obispo. Wineries will partner with local chefs side-by-side offering a pairing of specialty cuisine with an array of fine wines. This will be the ultimate way to celebrate SLO’s culinary experience in the heart of San Luis Obispo.
General admission : 5:30-7:30, VIP early entry is at 4:30pm. Tickets $40 ($60 VIP).
On Friday evening, SLO wineries team up with area restaurants to offer a a variety of events to fit every taste. Dine with a winemaker; enjoy barrel samples or learn about food and wine pairing. With such a variety of receptions, dinners and experiences happening this weekend throughout SLO Wine Country varying from casual to elegant, an event exists for every interest!
Over the weekend is the Passport to Wine Country, a two-day ticket to 28 wineries who will be opening their doors and dishing out wine and food pairings, live entertainment, and exclusive specials. Event ticketholders can visit area wineries all day Saturday and Sunday and enjoy complimentary tastings, festive music, light bites and special discounts.
New this year is the ‘Barrel Sample Sunday’ (June 22) where attendees can get a sneak peek and taste of upcoming wine releases. Throughout the weekend each winery will also be selling a new “6-Pack Sampler” that includes six wines that best represent each winery’s offerings and style at a special price. Ticketholders will also receive a complimentary six-pack wine tote bag
in which to house their purchases.
With your ticket to Roll Out the Barrels weekend, you’ll also save 10% on tickets to the Sunday Summer Krush featuring Mary Lambert, Matt Nathanson, and Gavin DeGraw, all on stage overlooking the ocean at the Avila Beach Resort.
Use code:slowine and save on your concert tickets.
Also- anyone who books a hotel room in San Luis Obispo for the weekend will receive a $20 dollar discount on their Passport to Wine Country ticket (a 40% savings off the regular $55 ticket price) This deal is available through www.sanluisobispovacations.com/roll-out-the-barrels/