Event schedule for Central Coast Wine Classic 8/10- 14, 2016

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Event schedule for Central Coast Wine Classic 8/10- 14, 2016

Post by Blake Brown » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:49 am

2016 Thirty-First Annual Central Coast Wine Classic
from San Simeon through Paso Robles, Shell Beach, Avila Beach,
San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande & Buellton to Santa Barbara

August 10-14, 2016

*Registration Fees indicated are Per Person & Prices are Inclusive

Wednesday, August 10

5 PM to 6:30 PM – Barrel Tasting, featuring Yet-to-be-Released Wines from an array of California wineries at Greengate Ranch & Vineyard in the Edna Valley
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5:45 PM to 6:30 PM - Barrel Auction presenting Cases of Yet-to-be-Released Fine Wines from throughout California Wine Country from the Napa Valley to Santa Barbara County and Hand-Painted Barrels designed by the Wine Classic’s Family of Artists - $75.00 (Includes the Tasting & the Auction)

7 PM to 10 PM-Winery Dinners at San Luis Obispo County Wineries, Resorts and Homes of Patrons, including Justin Vineyards & Winery at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa; a Superb Group of Edna Valley Vintners at Greengate Ranch & Vineyard in the Edna Valley, and Center of Effort on a remarkable Estate at the confluence of the Edna Valley and the Arroyo Grande Valley - $115.00

Thursday, August 11

11 AM to 1:30 PM – Vineyard Tour , Tasting & Luncheon at Tablas Creek Vineyard & Winery on the heralded West Side of Paso Robles, hosted by Tablas Creek Partner/GM Jason Haas, 2015 Paso Robles Wine Industry “Person of the Year,” the iconic vineyard a manifestation of a partnership between the Haas Family and the Perrin Family of Chateau Beaucastel in the Rhone region of France. The Luncheon will be presented by renowned Chef Laurent Grangien of Bistro Laurent in Paso Robles - $75.00
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11 AM to 1:30 PM – Paso Robles Bordeaux Varietal Symposium & Luncheon at Daou Vineyards & Winery, hosted by visionary owner Daniel Daou, from the panoramic 212 acre Daou Estate, overlooking Paso Robles Wine Country from 2200 feet above the valley floor - $75.00

6 PM – Dinner at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, beginning with a Champagne Reception featuring Roederer Estate Brut in Magnums, presented by Xavier Barlier, Marketing Director of Maisons Marques & Domaines, followed by Five Dinner Courses, conceived and created by Renowned Chefs, Christophe Eme & Laurent Quenioux, as well as assisted and presented by the Wine Classic’s Stellar Family of Chefs, including Santa Barbara-Area Chefs James Sly & Michael Hutchings, matched with fine Dinner wines from Heralded Wine Classic Vintners - $1250.00

Fund-A-Need Auction to benefit the Hearst Preservation Foundation and the Friends of Hearst Castle Foundation that sustain the irreplaceable, historic Hearst Castle artifacts

Friday, August 12

9 AM to 11:30 AM – Edna Valley & Arroyo Grande Valley Vineyard Tours & Tastings with continental breakfast, the Route to include Tolosa Winery, Saucelito Canyon Vineyard & Winery, Wolff Vineyards & Talley Vineyards & Winery - $75.00

San Luis Obispo County Packages
Your Complete Choice of Activities, Not Including the Dinner at Hearst Castle - $300.00 Per Person

Your Complete Choice of Activities, Including the Dinner at Hearst Castle – $1460 Per Person

12:30 PM to 3 PM – Santa Rita Hills Santa Barbara County Tour, Tasting & Light Luncheon, hosted by Iconic Vintner Richard Sanford of Alma Rosa Winery, who planted his initial Pinot Noir Grapes in 1971 and created the hallowed 1976 Pinot Noir that brought world-wide focus on the Sanford & Benedict terroir - $75.00
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3 PM to 4:30 PM – Santa Barbara Wine Collective Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Symposium at the comprehensively vibrant The Funk Zone in Santa Barbara, including Babcock, Ca del Grevino, Fess Parker & Paring - $75.00
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3PM to 4:30 PM – Central Coast Pinot Noir Symposium, including Au Bon Climat, Babcock Winery, Baileyana Winery, Center of Effort, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, Longoria Wines, Mount Eden Vineyards, Pisoni Vineyards &Windward Vineyard, at the newly renovated and visually stimulating Santa Barbara Inn across from the Pacific Ocean - $75.00

7 PM to 10 PM – Winemaker Dinner, featuring Vintners Fred Brander of The Brander Vineyard & Bob Lindquist of Qupe Wine Cellars in the Stunningly Beautiful and Recently Restored Mural Room of the Historic Santa Barbara County Courthouse (constructed in 1929) in Downtown Santa Barbara - $150.00

7 PM to 10 PM – Winemaker Dinner, featuring Vintners Bion Rice of Sunstone Vineyards & Winery and Artiste Winery & Bryan Babcock of Babcock Vineyards, with an Array of Fine Wines from Each Property, at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club at the Santa Barbara Harbor - $150.00

7 PM to 10 PM – Rare Wine Dinner hosted by Dr. Blake Brown, Don Schliff, John Tilson & Central Coast Wine Classic Chairman Archie McLaren in the Private Dining Room at the Santa Barbara Club, prepared by Chef Bernat “Bernard” Ibarra, featuring such Rare Wines as 2006 Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Nature, 2010 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (99 points), 1983 Chateau Margaux (Wine of the Vintage), 1990 Penfolds Grange (98 points), 1971 Chateau d'Yquem (in Magnum) & Don PX Convento Seleccion 1946 from Bodegas Toro Albala (825 bottles produced-100 points) - $750.00

Saturday, August 13

*10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Symposium, featuring the wines of remarkable wineries from the Napa Valley, such as Alpha Omega Winery, Baldacci Wines, Herb Lamb Vineyard, Pride Mountain Vineyards & Spottswoode Winery, at Bella Vista, the extraordinary Pat Nesbitt Polo Estate, in Summerland - $95.00
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*10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Champagne Louis Roederer & Black River Caviar Symposium, featuring Vintage Brut, Vintage Brut Rosé, Vintage Blanc de Blancs & 2006 Brut Nature at Bella Vista, the extraordinary Pat Nesbitt Polo Estate, in Summerland. The hosts will be Xavier Barlier, Marketing Director of Maisons Marques & Domaines and Graham Gaspard, Marketing Director of Black River Caviar - $95.00

*10:00 AM to Noon – Auction Preview with Entertainment & Exotic Automobiles at Bella Vista, the extraordinary Pat Nesbitt Polo Estate, in Summerland (included in Auction Day fee of $175.00)

12:30 PM to 5 PM - Rare & Fine Wine & Lifestyle Auction, including Auction Preview, Exotic Automobile Showcase, Silent Auction, Live Auction and Luncheon prepared & presented by dynamic & creative Chef Rick Manson & renowned Chef Frank Ostini of the Buellton Hitching Post. Auction Day is Hosted by San Francisco Bay Area Culinary Icon Narsai David & Central Coast Wine Classic Founder & Chairman Archie McLaren, featuring vibrant and dynamic Auctioneer DawnMarie Kotsonis, at Bella Vista, the extraordinary Pat Nesbitt Polo Estate, in Summerland - $175.00

The Annual Fund-A-Need Auction Lot will inure to the benefit of the Leni Fe Bland Performing Arts Fund, established by 2016 Central Coast Wine Classic Honoree, Sara Miller McCune of Montecito.

Sunday, August 14
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM - Australian Wine Symposium, featuring Sparky Marquis of the renowned Mollydooker Wines in the McLaren Vale of South Australia, who created the Number 2 Wine in the World on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List for 2014, at the newly renovated and visually stimulating Santa Barbara Inn across from the Pacific Ocean - $75.00

11:30 AM to 1 PM – VIP Champagne Louis Roederer & Black River Caviar Departure Brunch at the ideally located Country French Stella Mare’s restaurant adjacent to the beautiful Riparian Zone & Bird Refuge between Montecito and the Ocean - $95.00

Santa Barbara County Packages
Your Complete Choice of Activities, Not Including the Rare Wine Dinner
$550 Per Person

*Your Complete Choice of Activities, Including the Rare Wine Dinner –
$1100 Per Person

Transportation to and from the Wine Classic is not included. Transportation to and from Many Activities is included.

For further information and reservations, please contact Archie McLaren at (805) 878-3124; Fax (805) 595-2742; [email protected].
Visit the Wine Classic website, www.centralcoastwineclassic.org, for history, images & mission.

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